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About KTMrad

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    Ride promoting, adventure riding, single track trail riding, fighting to keep our public lands open, exploring, riding, the outdoors, camping, riding, writing, photography, and did I mention riding ?

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  1. Nice bike. No upgraded suspension ???
  2. Mac, you could've taken your V-Strom in the dirt !
  3. Awesome ! Glad you had a great ride all. Pokey, I'm glad you're loving your 790 !
  4. Wish I could join you guys, but front end is apart on our rig.
  5. KTMrad

    KDX 200 COMPLETE 2/16/21

    Looks great ! I want it.😆
  6. KTMrad

    Looking for Storage Help

    For all my San Diego friends, I'm trying to plan ahead here...I will be putting all my stuff in storage in large plastic containers and plastic bags, since we're leaving on our journey soon. I had a Tuff Shed built which will be fine for most of my stuff, but I have a couple of large plastic containers about 2'x4' containing delicate items like years of negatives and photos, and a couple of milk crates with old record albums, and these items will not do well in an outside shed environment for a few years. It may be a lot to ask, but here goes...does anyone have any room inside their house to store a couple of my boxes, or in a fairly environmentally neutral place like a conditioned warehouse where I can store my delicate items for about 5 years ? Thanks, Rad 'n Doc.
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    Supporting Member SDAR Donations

    We'd like to thank all of you who donated to help keep this community going !
  8. I have a car tire/rim on the back...they don't make snow tires in that size, that's why I'm carrying the stock rear BMW wheel so I can interchange when I need.
  9. I think this Tire might be the way to go for the spare I'll be carrying on the sidecar rig, for when the off-roading gets soft, muddy, snowy, etc. Great review by Chaparral....a little pricey, we'll see how it holds up. There are others like the Kenda Big Block, but the Tractionator is much more aggressive. https://www.chapmoto.com/motoz-tractionator-rallz-tubeless-rear-tire.html?sku=498-25-150-070-17&gclid=Cj0KCQiAyJOBBhDCARIsAJG2h5fgitIcyzenElWCTpAV4HFrNMcUR_e2RbZCzlwyICA_oUN3jA8Q5CkaAtSaEALw_wcB
  10. KTMrad

    Why it's best to run DOT tires

    Sorry, I beg to differ. I've ridden all over Anza Borrego on my 950 and Ducati 900 Elefant with a TKC-80 front and an 80/20 street/dirt tire on the rear and it works just fine. My preferred choice is always a TKC-80 front and rear (or similar knobby type tire), but it's doable on a street oriented rear tire also. When I had a DR350 and KTM640, DOT knobby tires like the D606 Dunlop worked just fine everywhere I rode...mountains, desert, singletrack, etc.
  11. KTMrad

    Prepping to Leave in a Couple Months

    Of course I will, I have a trip report that so far documented our USA travels, Rad 'n Doc Travel the World.
  12. KTMrad

    Prepping to Leave in a Couple Months

    Mexico, South America and the plan after that is as much of the rest of the world as possible, we've been delayed almost 3 years.
  13. KTMrad

    I would like to lease T.A.T paper maps

    Why don't you do the right thing and buy them from Sam, who put together the TAT.
  14. Prepping to leave in a couple months on our journey. Working on the rig, I have a lot of stuff to do. Replacing front brake pads and bearings...this leading link front end has 6 bearings !
  15. KTMrad

    Decisions and looking for input

    I air down on my 950 to about 24psi front, 22psi rear in the dirt.