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    Long-time dirtbiker turned ADV nOOb.

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  1. Adventure travel? Having ridden one for a full day, it wouldn't be my choice for that. It's a dirtbike with a plate, where Honda filled off the rawness and beastiness of say, the KTM 500. It's a least 90% the performance, just more refined, smooth, & quiet. I love KTM and while I've had no issues with those I've owned, if you did a reliability poll between the two brands, Honda would win out, no question about it. And, they will cash in on that. All things said/done, I like the 2019 CRF450L very much. Had a blast riding it hard all day and parked it with a smile on my face. Its very much a trail to trail performance dual sport, but for travel? At least for me, it wouldn't be more than maybe an hour each way to the trails stock and that might go up a bit with a comfort seat. If you're someone with trail access 30 minutes or less from your house, that's the sweet spot. But then again, people travel on stuff I wouldn't, so who knows what it's capable of with different attitudes, needs, and preferences.
  2. Here's my full review & ride report for those interested: https://thumpertalk.com/articles/full-review-of-the-2019-honda-crf450l-dual-sport-r915
  3. If they add a little extra smoothness for slabbin', bonus!
  4. I should have this installed by the weekend. They didn't cost too much more than other premium tubes, so I figured why not give them a shot? I'm not trying to solve a vibration problem, I just needed a new tube.
  5. I've been thinking the same thing lately. I ride, I come back, and the quick thought runs through my head, "I didn't take any pics for social.", quickly followed by, "Who GAF!" We all know that people only share a slice of any experience, and only the best of the best. I have a Sena Prism cam on my desk that hasn't been on my helmet the last half a dozen rides and honestly, while I love the camera, I'm just not feeling compelled to have to capture everything. Nothing wrong with memories in my head and sharing with friends & family through good ol' conversation. Not anti pics or video by any means. Just feeling like it's just too much of a priority. We're so worried about capturing the moment, we're not living in and fully enjoying it. But, what do I know... Just a random thought for the Internet today.
  6. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/auto/bikes/ktm-390-adventures-india-launch-confirmed-in-2019/articleshow/64590807.cms Per Times of India, it appears that a KTM 390 Adventure could be a reality, based upon the KTM RC390, putting out 43 ponies. Will we see it on the US? No idea, but would be cool!
  7. Even if they DID fail to stop, they felt justified to use deadly force? Exactly what person's did their off-roading activity harm or put in real danger? My point is, even if they were in an area they were not supposed to be in, killing them is the solution if they don't stop? Not advocating for riding rouge, but the rationale for pulling one's gun in the line of duty needs to be proportionate to the threat of life. In this case, I don't see how their activity hurt anyone or was putting someone in imminent danger, justifying deadly force. I'm not aware that they tried to run over a BLM agent or anythink of the sort. If so, that is a good way to get shot for sure.
  8. In my book, that's an understatement. BLM leadership is rotten IMHO, based upon the things I've seen & read over the years. I can't say I'm surprised, sadly.
  9. KTM has demonstrated its commitment to improving safety for motorcyclists and reducing accidents as the first motorcycle manufacturer to demonstrate Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind Spot Detection systems. Still in the development process, both of these features use sensor-based technology to help detect and prevent a collision from the front or rear. The prototype systems were unveiled on a modified KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S to a select group of media before being live demonstrated at the ÖAMTC driving technique center in Marchtrenk, Austria, on May 2. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is not designed as an emergency brake system but works when the machine is in cruise control above a designated speed. The system can detect a vehicle in front, ranging from the size of a motorcycle and above, and then locks on to maintain a distance of two seconds by automatic throttle control and – if needed – gentle application of the front brake. The finalized packaging of the system is still in development along with adding the ability for the rider to customize the operational distance and speed. When fully developed, it is expected that ACC will be able to respond faster than any rider in such a given situation. The ‘blindspot’ on a bike is usually checked by a long, rearward look which can be dangerous in heavy traffic situations. Blind Spot Detection (BSD) adds another set of eyes in such demanding riding conditions or during a particularly long ride. BSD uses a short distance radar to ACC to alert the rider to the potential of an undetected rear collision – such as when changing lanes – by way of a visual warning on the TFT display as well as with illuminating superbright LEDs integrated within the rearview mirror glass, also boosted by audible signal. These game-changing features will be part of new electronics packages offered on certain KTM models, beginning from Model Year 2021. This technology will also create provision for other sensor-based systems further in the future, already in development. After personally demonstrating the effectiveness of these systems to the journalists by riding the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S without his right arm and leg on the machine’s controls, Gerald Matschl, Vice President for KTM Research & Development, said: “As a company, KTM is committed to improving rider safety and also to reduce accidents. We have a lot more development and many thousands of kilometers to test these systems in the real world before we can implement them on series production bikes, but they are coming in the near future and we are sure they will make a difference.” KTM PR Manager (Street), Luke Brackenbury said: “When it comes to KTM applying electronic rider aids to its sportmotorcycles, it has always been the same approach to offer features that help riders control their bikes without losing the joy of riding. Improving safety for motorcyclists is part of our responsibility as a manufacturer and KTM has demonstrated this in the past as the first company to offer two-channel ABS as standard on a 125cc machine with the KTM 125 DUKE in 2014 in the same year as introducing the pioneering cornering-ABS function. With ACC and BSD we hope to make motorcycling safer still.” As a motorcycle technology leader, KTM currently offers a wide range of leading electronic rider aids across most of its 2018 Street range. The goal of such systems is to either help improve rider safety or add to the enjoyment of riding. Lean angle-sensitive systems can be found on the new KTM 790 DUKE and all of the 1290-powered machines, which includes Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC) with the revolutionary cornering ABS function, along with Motor Slip Regulation (MSR) and multi-stage traction control. On some models, semi-active suspension is offered along with Hill Hold Control (HHC), Automatic Turn Indicator Reset (ATIR), Quickshifter+ and cornering LED headlights. Full details of the entire range of technical features on the current KTM Street models can be found in the digital KTM Tech Guide: www.ktm.com/techguide2018
  10. He has to prove he lost money as a result of the photo being used or that BMW made money using his work. In the US, there is also statutory damages, however, only a person who has registered a work with the U.S. Copyright Office before the infringement (or within three months of publication) may receive statutory damages. Of course, with BMW being a multinational, it's even further complicated and highly likely not worth pursuing by the copyright holder economically. That's why I said that these cases are difficult at best for most copyright holders. And, while BMW might be getting a bit of backlash on social from a limited number of riders, I'd bet that just about no one that wants what they have will not buy it over this. Not defending BMW at all, just the fact of the situation. At the very least, they should comply and apologize. But, I wouldn't hold my breath.
  11. Nice to see the old LC4 in the group! Just goes to show that you don't need the latest/greatest to have an amazing time. The ride looked fun and talk about beautiful scenery!
  12. Klim guy too. Stuff just seems to last, outside of when I've smoked the inside of a pant leg on my header.
  13. Riding is our escape from the cares of the world, so let's not poison our well. I think we have a good thing going here! I'm dreaming of my ride for late next month in N. Georgia staging out of the 2 wheels compound. Can't wait! Will be nice to not ride the endless sand for a change.
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