The KAT -Part Deux AND Hatfield McCoy Buffalo Mountain 7/18 to 7/26/2020

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Re: The KAT -Part Deux AND Hatfield McCoy Buffalo Mountain 7/18 to 7/26/2020

Post by smdub » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:14 pm

Agreed w/ everyone. This was a great trip! Thank you SkinnyJ for putting it together. :cheers: I had never done a trip like this and I really learned a lot and enjoyed it. I might never do another trip w/ as many road sections again but I'm glad I moved out of my comfort zone and tried it.

Robert,
Yeah, later on I figured it couldn't have been your battery as the starter worked once we did whatever we did. Bad battery would have never cranked the starter. I was figuring some sort of intermittent in the start relay wiring or something. I wiggled that ground, it didn't seem loose :think: FWIW, I wouldn't use a self tapping screw. Just clean the mating surfaces and then put a dab of loctite on the bolt. The bolt doesn't carry the current - the frame touching the mating surface of the electrical lug does.
IME, Everything I ever remove from a KTM will shake back out. I don't know what the factory does to keep stuff together but if I take it out and don't use loctite or vibratite VC3 there is a 50/50 shot I'll loose that bolt later. There is a fellow on ebay that sells ~100pc KTM bolt kits for ~$20. They appear to be the real deal. It sure saves buying $2 bolts one at a time from KTM!

The wrench I was raving about is the Knipex Pliers Wrench
https://www.amazon.com/KNIPEX-Tools-00- ... B005EXNT2Y
Not cheap. The jaws stay parallel. I use the smaller two way more than the big one. If I only had to buy one it'd be the 10". They are handy for all sorts of stuff. They have about 3x the mechanical advantage of typ arc/slip joint pliers and can squeeze an unholy amount. If you are going to only carry one wrench on a trip, an arc joint type plier w/ serrated ends might be a little more universal through? But the pliers wrench doesn't tear up fasteners. I've used it to straighten metal flanged seams like on gas tanks. Bend subframe mounts back straight. Squeeze grommets, etc.
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Re: The KAT -Part Deux AND Hatfield McCoy Buffalo Mountain 7/18 to 7/26/2020

Post by Bucho » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:44 pm

repoe3 wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:44 am
As the FNG on this trip, first and foremost thank you to everyone. When Bill originally called me about the trip, I was committed to go. Having never really ridden off-road my biggest concern was becoming a liability and ruining the fun for all. Really appreciated the sense that you all were looking out for me when things got interesting.
Robert, you did great. Anyone that survived the single track section a handful of us rode at the end of Day 3 was doing really well. That was a TOUGH section. Parts were crazy slick, some tough uphills w/ nasty rocks. I pretty sure you leveled up by the end of that.
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Re: The KAT -Part Deux AND Hatfield McCoy Buffalo Mountain 7/18 to 7/26/2020

Post by Bucho » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:46 pm

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Having trouble posting my pics. Will try to figure it out


Not sure why its sideways
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Re: The KAT -Part Deux AND Hatfield McCoy Buffalo Mountain 7/18 to 7/26/2020

Post by Bucho » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:38 am

First few miles into the first dirt section.
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Re: The KAT -Part Deux AND Hatfield McCoy Buffalo Mountain 7/18 to 7/26/2020

Post by Junior » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:46 am

Had a great time! Thanks to SJ for taking his time to but together the details!!!! I also managed to get about 2000 miles on the S10. Can`t wait for the next ride! Getting older has proven one thing! Its time for a lighter bike!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: The KAT -Part Deux AND Hatfield McCoy Buffalo Mountain 7/18 to 7/26/2020

Post by Firebolter » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:12 am

Junior wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:46 am
Getting older has proven one thing! Its time for a lighter bike!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

I was very happy! Now if I can just get my feeling back in my right thumb! Still tingly and buzzy!
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Re: The KAT -Part Deux AND Hatfield McCoy Buffalo Mountain 7/18 to 7/26/2020

Post by Junior » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:21 am

Firebolter wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:12 am
Junior wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:46 am
Getting older has proven one thing! Its time for a lighter bike!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

I was very happy! Now if I can just get my feeling back in my right thumb! Still tingly and buzzy!
I don`t get bike envy to often. But DAMN those 500`s are sweet!( and the 501) :knary:
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Re: The KAT -Part Deux AND Hatfield McCoy Buffalo Mountain 7/18 to 7/26/2020

Post by smdub » Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:46 pm

My pics (and vids of Bucho and SJ crossing a stream)
http://www.salazar-racing.com/users/Ste ... /2020_KAT/
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Re: The KAT -Part Deux AND Hatfield McCoy Buffalo Mountain 7/18 to 7/26/2020

Post by beejaytee » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:28 pm

Please tell me SJ didn’t eat the kitten.
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Re: The KAT -Part Deux AND Hatfield McCoy Buffalo Mountain 7/18 to 7/26/2020

Post by Wingfixer » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:23 pm

beejaytee wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:28 pm
Please tell me SJ didn’t eat the kitten.
SJ? .....no. :lol2:
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