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    EXC passenger footpegs?

    Okay, my buddy made me a pair They are on a fabricated piece that is flat metal with a hole so that you can bolt on the pegs. On the right side, it fits where hte muffler shileld fits. On the left it fits where the subframe attaches. My buddy uses them to for his daugher...roughly 100 pounds. Yes, you don't want to do what you'd do with a normal weight adult with pegs on the frame. But with moderation, it can be done.
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    07 exc 525 won't start

    I had the same problem with my 04. I took the carb out and cleaned all the jets, especialy the two facing the air cleaner boot. Now it starts right up! and yes, I checked the valves, replaced the battery, and it would start with the electric when hot. None of that other stuff made any differnece
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    Big Sur by Motard

    Big Sur highway was a real treat. My buddy and I did about 400 miles over the course of two days. We started in Morro Bay, went offroad North of Gordo through Los Padres national Forest, got back on the highway via Nacimento, then North to Monterey. The next day we went back, but via Nacimento to highway 46. Starting a 9 AM, we rode till dark each day. We stopped at various waterfalls, beaches, view vistas, etc. Took about 100 pictures. It was all breathtaking and I would encourage others to do the same. We rode EXC 450s. They were geared with 15t/45t. We had all the speed we wanted. Cruising speed was effortless at 75 mph. In the tight twisties you had to hold yourself back. The bikes handle that good. I'd say these KTMS are versatile. We've used them for Dual Sport rides, Tecate hare scrambles, motocross, motard tracks, and now touring! If some can tell me how to add a picture, I'll add a Big Sur picture.
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    Big Sur Super Moto

    See, I knew sombody would have the right tips. Thank you ccrrbb. I've got the MXC tank...3.5 gallons. I think I should be good for at least 105 miles. I can hardly wait. We should have lots of time for exploring both ways.
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    Big Sur Super Moto

    Anybody ridden Big Sur California on a supermoto? My bud and I are planning to ride our 450 EXC supermotos first week of August. Seems perfect for a ride from Monterrey to San Luis Obispo..spend the night and head back the next day. Any particular stops you would do?
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    China Lake Dual Sport Ride

    Me and my two buddies did this for the first time this last weekend (Ktm with Flames, a DRZ 400, and a Honda 250x with guy in green vest). No regrets! We saw a lot of country we'd never seen before. About 180 miles on Saturday and 160 on Sunday. Our butts are kinda sore. Here are some things we saw: Saturday Pinnacles - Odd looking place where they did planet of apes filming. Good single track getting there. Pannamint Springs.- Cool lunch stop with single track sandy washing and bueautif desert vista. Darwin- Old mining town with some people still living there. Lots of interesting old cars. I even saw a Renault Dapane. Plenty of old builiding to explore but no time. Cerro Gordo - Gost Town at 8800 feet. Awesome views to Mt Whitney and Sierras. Looking East 50 miles was Death Valley Rannges. High desert Pinyon and very cold on the shady side of the mountain. The Tramway - Great challenging ride getting there. Roads were steep. If you weren't careful, you'd have to make a second run at them. Precarious trail along mountain face... up about 8900 feet. The Tramway was way cool. Built in 1910 and abandoned in 1930. The thing looks like it could be operational with a little work . The old caretake cabin is still usable by anybody. Breathtaking drops looking each way frm the tram. About 4000 feet down on either side. Don't want to get to close to the edge! Lone Pine - It was nearly dark befoe we left the tram. It took us a long time to get down from that cold air. We don't care much for riding at night. But it was the stuff you never forget. Finally hit some pavement and my buddy got a flat. We all hit reserve and rode on. Lone pine rewarded us with a fine dinner of Sirlons and filet meaions. Sunday Owen Valley has awesome scenary alll around. Very cold heading South. Cerro Gordo - We hit this place again. Leaving we took the hard route. Probably the best single track of whole ride. Treacherous. We went up to about 9000 feet and then had to zig zag down for about 3000 feet. Sheer drop-offs. To make corners, you had to get off and swing our tail around. Got knda sweaty. Oh yeah, more classic scenary for magazines. BTW, the caretaker at Cerro Gordo was taking pictures of all the riders as they went through town. I think he is trying to close the trail and is using pictures of some irresponsible riders creating dust as they sped through. Olancha South - Great single track across a mixture of soft sand clay to the upper Coso Ridge with it's laval rocks. Challenging single track. Some people were having a tough time. More abandoned mines and cabins to look at. Desolate and plenty of chances to open the trottle. Lots of Joshua trees. I'd like to explore that place again. It was a worthwhile ride. To finish hard parts, you had to start at 7 and ride almost till dark. On Sunday we bailed on the last 2 legs. Well, that's it. The only regret is that the event promoter not sticking around at the end on Sunday. He was suppose to stick around till 4 so that we could pick up our bags. We arrived at 3 and he was gone! He left peoples bags in the parking lot! What would happen if someone broke down or got in trouble? Some wallmart shopper would have scored! Next time I hope he gets help and covers us. Also, he could do a better at bringing participants together like Dual Dog Promotions did in the past. and w nver4I donrirmthdThae we_ pBtwon nw on Apritaiton wowlondand Rr