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350 EXC

Postby whufc0 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:31 pm

AM part exing my R1 in for a 350 EXC, so am back to the Orange side :)

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Re: 350 EXC

Postby shadowman » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:34 pm

Welcome back.

Just bought a 300 exc and my first run is at Enduroland in Adstone a week on Sunday.

Cant wait :)

Have fun.....
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Re: 350 EXC

Postby soarsore » Tue May 07, 2013 5:15 am

I picked one up today, 2013 3.7 hours, 78 miles. A cool 70 year old gentleman bought it in Jan rode it home from the dealer went out riding with a friends on a washboard dirt road and hit sand. Tiny 6 mm ripple in one of the plastics, but that is it! He unfortunately went flying and landed on his back, even with armor he broke 3 ribs. He rode it home and it sat till today when I came 400 miles to pick it up. Family basically made him sell it.
I got a pretty good deal. I can't really report on how it rides as I did not do anything more than start it yet. All I know is that it seems to vibrate 7000% less than the SMC..
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Re: 350 EXC

Postby Colonel_Klinck » Tue May 07, 2013 6:11 am

nice dude :D
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Re: 350 EXC

Postby tripoddave » Tue May 07, 2013 6:36 am

That's a really great bike.
You going to race it?
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Re: 350 EXC

Postby soarsore » Wed May 08, 2013 6:02 am

Thanks CK

tripoddave wrote:That's a really great bike.
You going to race it?


Nope, no racing for me and after riding it today on a twisty road to a business lunch I can say without a doubt that most of this motorbike will go to waste in my possession. I have a lot to learn before I can even use 50% of it! I will appreciate the hell out of it, so smooth and painfully light, let the fun begin!
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Re: 350 EXC

Postby furbiesandbeans » Wed May 08, 2013 7:23 pm

Planning on getting SuMo tyres?

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Re: 350 EXC

Postby whufc0 » Wed May 08, 2013 7:51 pm

Anyone got any supermoto wheels for my 350 exc :)

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Re: 350 EXC

Postby roamer » Wed May 08, 2013 10:05 pm

Hey soarsore, if you get some sumo wheels, come and play at Musselman Honda Circuit (.a.k.a. P1 Kart Circuit) down by the fair grounds. Awesome asphalt.
http://www.p1kartcircuit.com/

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Re: 350 EXC

Postby soarsore » Thu May 09, 2013 1:56 am

furbiesandbeans wrote:Planning on getting SuMo tyres?

I do not think I want to go full sumo, because the appeal of the local desert will call me as soon as I change over. It is more likely I will do what Russ did on SMJ, which did a custom 19 in front and a 17 in back. I would do more like 70% on and 30% off road just to be able to do the light stuff. Like I said above, I will NEVER get close to bringing out 100% of Feugo, just have to find the right combo for me.

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roamer wrote:Hey soarsore, if you get some sumo wheels, come and play at Musselman Honda Circuit (.a.k.a. P1 Kart Circuit) down by the fair grounds. Awesome asphalt.
http://www.p1kartcircuit.com/

Definitely Roamer! I was there a couple months ago during a bike day, there was only two sumos that day. Great guys, neither belonged to the orange club. That rain pic is bad ass!
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Re: 350 EXC

Postby roamer » Thu May 09, 2013 2:02 pm

I did a 45 minute endurance race out there that started in the rain and ended in a lightning blasting down pour. We were all running slicks, so I got a chance to keep pushing to see what the tyres could do. We were really flying for those conditions, amazing what slicks can do. In this rain shot, the race was 8 laps and the rain had started around lap 5. Everyone slowed to a crawl, I just ran my rain speed and cleaned house. That track is a Lot of fun!

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Re: 350 EXC

Postby whufc0 » Tue May 21, 2013 5:33 pm

here my bike, not got it dirty yet :)

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Re: 350 EXC

Postby soarsore » Fri May 24, 2013 3:59 am

[quote="whufc0"]here my bike, not got it dirty yet :)

Nice tail whufc0, did you cut it or is it something special? No turn signals, or am I just blind? In any case my conference which I planned for the last 8 months was last weekend and the first service was done at the dealer last week on Fuego, guess what I am doing on Saturday? Woohoo!

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Re: 350 EXC

Postby soarsore » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:34 pm

I dealt with the ridiculous temps yesterday here in Southern AZ for my first dirtbike ride in the dirt. Felt weird at first, but slowly started building up experience. For a street guy, even these near perfect fire roads and crop irrigation paths were glorious fun! Being able to stand on the foot pegs on a completely washboard road and not even feeling it was amazing. I am starting to see what all the fuss is about.
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Re: 350 EXC

Postby roamer » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:28 pm

I have never seen a handicap tag on a dirtbike. I had to stare at that for a few seconds to figure out what I was seeing...

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Re: 350 EXC

Postby soarsore » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:47 am

roamer wrote:I have never seen a handicap tag on a dirtbike. I had to stare at that for a few seconds to figure out what I was seeing...


Yeah, I just have it so I can park in those really good parking spaces in the middle of the Sonora Desert.
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Re: 350 EXC

Postby DougFir » Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:30 am

Welcome to the dirt SS. So much of it out there. Keep hydrated and use good armor. Hum ,,might have some more suggestions,have to go back to your photos and look for bark busters, steering dampner. ect..tyres are a big deal in the dirt. Keep a good front tyre on your bike. The back will follow, expecally in the desert. Now back to those cherry photos, Nice going SS. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: 350 EXC

Postby DougFir » Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:14 am

OK. No real hand guards, and I don't see a steering dampner either.

First thing are some serious hand guards. What you have are ok for wind, and will help a little in a crash, but there are better out there that will help save broken fingers and levers. Look for the type that connect into the handle bar ends. I use Bark Busters which are made from aluminium rectangle bar stock. No wind protection like your guards but they can take a big hit. Nothing worse than hitting a tree with your right unprotected lever that smashes the lever into your fingers that locks the front brake that makes you crash. Been there done that, Now I just bounce off the trees. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
It took years for me to own a steering dampner on my dirt bike. I always had good upbody strength that got me dowm the trail. Riding is my work out so I never minded. Now that I am in my 60's I can do with less body punches. The dampners will absorbe the big hits and get the bars pointing back straight down the trial. Might be some good insurance for you. Can't go wrong with a Scotts dampner.

I do a lot of solo riding, but it is a lot safer if you got a buddy to ride with. I will suggest you get hooked up with a dual sport ride where you can find like riders to ride with. At least you get to meet other riders in your loca plus see what type of equipment is out there. I know a guy who broke his leg a short distance from his motorhome in the desert. He just went for a short ride. He could not get his bike started and could not make it back to his motorhome. Some other riders happened to come by and turned thier bikes off to chat. Fred was able to call for help and got it. His doctor said he would probley not have made it thru the night. :shock: :shock:
Play safe and have fun SS. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: 350 EXC

Postby roamer » Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:48 am

Bark busters are a must have in the desert. Big, really tuff hand guards/shields are a must have also. Everything out here has thorns. Without hand guards, you will have thorns too.
A big plus 1 on the damper. I held off getting one for years too. Once I got one, I wished I had done it much sooner. Sand washes are tricky without one.
Put one on and it makes you look like a pro.

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Re: 350 EXC

Postby soarsore » Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:49 am

Thanks guys,
After riding it last weekend I concur about the steering damper. I believe these motorbikes are just plain dangerous without one. Any noob who hits 60 on one of these things would die, simple as that. It is the first thing which I am doing after my 19/17 wheel setup with 80% on 20% off road tyres. I will be using the hubs and rotors from another OEM set which I bought used as a base. Will be sending in the hubs to probably this guy so my 350 can look like my buddy's photo's above.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=439443
I want to make it as easy as I can do a switch very fast from this 19/17 competent street/curb jumper/fire road runner, back to original for the real hard dirt rides! With friends of course, one of my best friends has a 690 Enduro and he is a desert rat.
Bark Busters are on the list now too!
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Re: 350 EXC

Postby DougFir » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:02 pm

Soooooo glad to hear you are not getting rid of your 21 front.

The 21 front cuts into the dirt / loose stuff.

The 19 will want to float on top....good luck with that.

I have a 21 on my KTM 950 Adventure and it has yet to scare me on the pavement.

I just did a 888 smile weekend. No problems.

I would be real careful trying to make that bike what it is not......just my 2 sense / gut.

I bought a 1996 XR400 new. I also bought an extra set of rims so I could run dirt and dualsport tyres.

What I would up doing was to buy two bikes, one for each type of riding.

It was to much of a hassle swapping crap around....just a heads up.
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Re: 350 EXC

Postby soarsore » Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:06 am

DougFir wrote:Soooooo glad to hear you are not getting rid of your 21 front.
I have a 21 on my KTM 950 Adventure and it has yet to scare me on the pavement.
What I would up doing was to buy two bikes, one for each type of riding.
It was to much of a hassle swapping crap around....just a heads up.


What tyre you running on your 950? Yeah if I could have a third motorbike for in town rips I would, but I am not even suppose to be keeping the 2nd one... shhh... I did not hesitate leaning over the 625smc which had a 21 up front and 50% 50% tyres, but the ones on the 350 do not inspire confidence on the road.
http://www.maxxis.com/MotorcycleATV/Off ... -Rear.aspx
I have not pushed them at all turning, scared too. I have noticed some issues when braking hard, sometimes I let my enthusiasm get the best of me. It would be a simple decision if I did not want to keep these tyres for the trail rides with my buddies, I need to make it as safe as I can out there.
I am sure you are right, swapping will be a hassle, but unless the US version of the 390 Duke has a cloak I'll have to try. Will not be doing anything for at least 2 months, so who knows what I will be thinking then.
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Re: 350 EXC

Postby DougFir » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:19 pm

"What tyre you running on your 950? "

Stock Pie reallys. Scorpoins. It' on that 950 big dog....

Here I go again...You know the KTM factory does all this work sorting a bike out right down to the tyres then it gets into the owners hand who think they know better than all the engineers hours spent on the bikes keeping them as good as they are.

The best advice I can give you is to keep it as stock as you can, right down to the tyres, and keep them fresh. Bark Busters, Steering Dampner, Gas ,Ride.

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