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  1. Eric Hall

    2019 KTM 790 Adventure

    Now that we have an official launch at EICMA this bike can have its own thread! The stats of the bikes side-by-side for both standard and R version
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    2019 KTM 790 Adventure

    Ask Birchy
  3. I'd like this thread to be a place where we can put videos of big bikes being ridden well. Videos you look at and you're like "wow, I wish I could ride like that!" Something like this... or
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    2019 KTM 790 Adventure

    Very cool video here on the in's and outs of the new 790
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    CRF1100L Coming?

    A bigger Africa Twin coming? Perhaps +5 hp From 18 to 20 liter fuel tank Better DCT Thoughts?
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    CRF1100L Coming?

    Yeah that's a rally concept as they don't have any idea what the newer 1100 will look like yet. I'd take one like this though!
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    Videos of Big Bikes Being Ridden Well!

    I'm exhausted just watching it! He passed the checkered flag before he fell so it doesn't count
  8. Preview of the CA South route of the BDR series
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    Videos of Big Bikes Being Ridden Well!

    That's awesome! Love it!
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    The Hunt for the Death Valley Germans

    Ooh look what I just found on the FaceTubes!
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    Taste of Dakar 2019

    Cancelled?!!!! What the...?
  12. There most certainly and unfortunately are too many people riding off trail and setting a bad example. We all have to stand up to point this out and set a better example. There's always going to be a few bad apples. I think the CORVA's and BRC's etc... play a good role here in education. I have a buddy who posted a video of them riding out in the desert and at one point the leader realized he was going the wrong way so he just cut right across the desert to get back on a road he wanted to go on. I pointed out that he may not only want to refrain from riding like that but take the video down. He was like "what's the big deal?" Not everyone gets it unfortunately.
  13. Update: good intro video on what this whole topic is about This is a great question that comes up time and time again. I think the first company I heard about avoiding was Camelbak due to their funding groups who want to shut down riding areas. I'm not an adv-fascist and you are certainly free to do whatever you want with your money. These companies are the problem, not you. I'm not going to try and shame anyone. This is simply for you to make an informed decision. On the one hand we have rabid OHV activists who are ever vigilant in protecting and preserving our off road areas and I applaud that. On the other are the die hard green environmentalists who pretty much want to shut down everything to access via anything that isn't "human-powered." In the middle you have those who say we have to work together to share outdoor spaces and support the outdoor industry. I'll let you decide where you are and leave it at that. 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    Motorrad Angels

    That's a great idea! I recall when Klim came out with their "Adventure Blend" and helped them get the word out. Those of us who ride "Beyond Starbucks" sure love our coffee!
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    New Yamaha Concept: T7

    This looks really cool
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    ACD Racing Parts

    Wanted to let everyone know that I will be the new US Reseller for ACD Racing Parts! I promise not to spam you but wanted to give ACD an intro page here just as we've let other vendors to (up to now). I will do my best to keep you in the loop as to what ACD Racing has to offer. Many new products are coming to share! I first heard of ACD Racing's skid plates from @isaac using one on his oilhead GS Adventure. I was a bit skeptical but got to see how they work in person and was very impressed not just with the design and quality, but the price! (half the cost of the leading competitor). @AboveTheBeast has one as well. We raffled off a few at High Sierra events and we've gotten a few reviews of them. We also make a plate for the LC GS/A that I know @SeaWolfe and @mthomasadvhave on their bikes and seem to enjoy. This plate is also less than half the price of the leading competitor. The Super Tenere plate is used by quite a few riders and appears to be a favorite. This one is about 26% less expensive than the most pricey competitor. I think @NavyNuke has one on his bike. Most recently they've made one for the CRF1000L Africa Twin that also seems to be a hit, as least with @Ian Schoenleber. This one retails for less than half the leading priced competitor. ACD's plate are made in Spain from 5754 aluminum alloy, laser cut and hand tig welded. ACD actually makes the OEM plates for BMW, KTM and Yamaha. Obviously these after market plates are made to a higher spec for the serious off-road rider. ACD also carries a line of protection parts for dirt bikes and ATV's There's a new line of sprockets coming out shortly made from 7075 T6 (lightest and strongest) aluminum and comes in 3 sizes (48, 50, 52), 5 fitments and 5 colors. There are also a few unique items I think you'll like such as a jack stand and tire changer! Stay tuned for more new products!
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    ACD Racing Parts

    New price decreases announced last week of about 25%-35% New ADV plate prices: Africa Twin (natural, black powder coat): $156, $172 BMW GS Oilhead (natural, black powder coat): $168, $180 BMW GS LC (natural, black powder coat): $175, $184 Yamaha Super Tenere 2010-2013 (natural, black powder coat): $240, $265 Yamaha Super Tenere 2014-2017 (natural, black powder coat): $240, $265 BMW GS Oilhead and LC exhaust guards: $55
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    2019 KTM 790 Adventure

    @MGorman you haven't seen the 790 air box yet? You're gonna love it!
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    New Yamaha Concept: T7

    @VISORHEAD Well said. I certainly don't hope it turns out that way but you may be right. I'm concerned about the small tank, high center of gravity, small seat. We shall see! I think the biggest reason this is what it is is because it's a Japanese factory (risk averse), although I have a lot of props for Honda for what they did with AT.
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    KTM Rally 2018 Park City, UT

    Who's going? I keep playing this game with KTM on being invited but then not getting any response via email so I haven't gone the last two years. Their brand manager said "aw man, you should have just come!" when I saw him at IMS Long Beach in Nov so screw it, I'm going. Just sent them an email saying we'll be there. Looking forward to it! And yeah I'm riding it whether they let me or not! 😂
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    2019 KTM 790 Adventure

    @Nerb click the link as it shows it $1500 less than the 1090 and $1800 more than the 690. I think you need one for your next Simpson crossing
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    2019 KTM 790 Adventure

    Pricing finally out from KTM USA. I had to find out via the grapevine as apparently the removed XLADV from their PR mailing list
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    KTM Rally 2018 Park City, UT

    @thegeardude put this together for ADVPulse
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    Mojave May 3-5 2019

    It's on! I just booked the same site for May 3-5 and will have all new tracks. Will post a registration link soon but expect the same $150 range with professional photography, two dinners and two breakfasts, firewood, beer, water Registration link Sponsors Sena Motoz Tires USA (Pacific Powersports) Kate's Real Food Maxima Racing Oils USA Clearwater Lights Attendees[mention=1676]patbianchi[/mention] Nicholas Blewitt David Baccus
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    Taste of Dakar 2019

    Nah, I wouldn't swoop in on their event like that. They worked hard to do this for like 7 years. Not sure why they cancelled the event. I was part of it for many years in helping them promote the event and doing tracks for 2 or 3 years when Jimmy bowed out. Sure, it wasn't truly a taste of the Dakar rally in that it wasn't rally raid with road book navigation but it was still a "taste." Part of that taste was in the guest speakers being current/former Dakar competitors. I was actually the one (and Curtis Cummings) who convinced them to move it to Gold Point as Joel's AOLRider event he does in Pahrump every November was essentially becoming a "poor man's Taste of Dakar" even complete with training from Jimmy Lewis so we had to up the ante with a fresh location. Plus, we were running out of finding new ways to ride to and from the Pioneer Saloon without retracing prior year's tracks. I always had a good time as did most other people but I feel the complaints about the cost and raised that issue years ago. I said for less than half the price with the Touratech rally you get an extra day of riding even in you have to buy your own food. And don't charge $300 and then have a sign saying "dinner provided by Icon Raiden." People aren't stupid; they see in the front office a tent spot costs $17/night so they're like if Icon Raiden paid for the dinner then what is my $300 paying for? I can do this event and still make a meager profit for $150 but I thought the idea was AltRider would do it as a loss leader for the marketing value and not a profit. Want to know what I heard back? "But if we're selling out then are we really wrong to charge that much?" Have to admit they got me there. I think the fact it sold so well (not sure every year "sold out") is a testament to the added value they were able to communicate. That's marketing! It's an enviable position to be in. @Manybikes and @greedyg say they loved the ADV Rally put on by Bonnier but look at what they did... It used to be a $400 event! They had maybe 80 people (not bad). So they de-coupled the food and lodging, brought the price down to $50 and had something like 200 people come! And they were charging an arm and a leg for vendor space. It is what it is I guess. I am proud of our Mojave and High Sierra events though. I think that is a fantastic value you don't see many other places. BTW, Mojave is a go as I just got confirmation for May 3-5.
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