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by Harvey Mushman
18 May 2020 07:59
Forum: Ride!
Topic: 2020: Jun 5&6 | Kansas Dual Sport Safari
Replies: 15
Views: 1193

Re: 2020 Kansas Dual Sport Safari

Joe, I've done this ride the last two years. Last year myself, Clausen Troth and Hulsing rode with the fast guy Derek on the off road loop. It was a lot of fun and turned into a Hare Scramble as soon as we got in the woods. We didn't travel that fast on the gravel so the pingers would have no proble...
by Harvey Mushman
18 Apr 2020 09:36
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: KTM EXC 500 opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 663

Re: KTM EXC 500 opinions

Thanks for that offer Luc. I'm pretty sure I'll wind up on a 500/501 or maybe a 350 some day but not ready to pull the trigger yet. Joe, I have you penciled in for September at Jeeps. This will be the 3 hr team race, (not the 6 hr Massacre in Feb, pic is from 2015). I think the big open course might...
by Harvey Mushman
05 Apr 2020 22:16
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: KTM EXC 500 opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 663

Re: KTM EXC 500 opinions

Hey XR-Nut I'm doing well, hope you the family and the business is doing OK too, especially as crazy as it is right now. I'll have been retired 4 years next June. It's been good. I did a lot of research on the EXC500's and I may get one, (or an FE501) someday but I decided to let the one in KC go. I...
by Harvey Mushman
24 Mar 2020 21:54
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: KTM EXC 500 opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 663

Re: KTM EXC 500 opinions

The only FI bike I have owned was a '00 Buell S3t a number of years ago. I just ran fuel stabilizer in it and let it sit thru the winter and had no problems. Can't you do that with the 500? What happens if you maybe install a petcock/shutoff valve in the fuel line and turn the gas off and run the in...
by Harvey Mushman
16 Mar 2020 09:41
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: KTM EXC 500 opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 663

KTM EXC 500 opinions

OK, I am considering buying a used 500 EXC and would like some opinions on them from folks that have owned them. I currently have an '07 EXC450 that has served me well for dual sport and I'm sure would continue to do so but, this opportunity has surfaced so..... Troy, I believe you have a 500 and ha...
by Harvey Mushman
04 Mar 2019 09:52
Forum: Ride!
Topic: KATVA Fun Run
Replies: 0
Views: 9406

KATVA Fun Run

Passing this info along for KATVA. I talked to the promoter and it appears to be a poker run of some sort with paper maps provided and all turns are arrowed so no GPS needed. After the gravel road part of the ride, you can ride the KATVA off road area. It's for a good cause to help support Austin Mo...
by Harvey Mushman
04 Oct 2018 14:39
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Standing on the Foot Pegs on the Street
Replies: 11
Views: 12957

Re: Standing on the Foot Pegs on the Street

" The article also states, "Having a good connection between the bike and one’s lower body can also help to leave the arms and hands relaxed for more precise control inputs." That comment written by some MSF instructor is why I believe he has little or no experience off black top. Sitting or standin...
by Harvey Mushman
18 Aug 2018 09:03
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: small bike luggage rack
Replies: 8
Views: 10567

Re: small bike luggage rack

I use this Giant Loop bag on my 450 when dual sporting. It holds a lot of stuff and sits a bit lower on the bike than a fender rack. It enables me to just carry my small camel back with water only keeping weight off my back. Can't remember the model of the GL but I think it was about $250 and is one...
by Harvey Mushman
04 Jun 2018 10:42
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Post pics or video from your ride today
Replies: 412
Views: 270980

Re: Post pics or video from your ride today

Here are a couple more pics of the Garnett ride, the "fast paced trail ride" was 162 miles. Started with 19 in our group and I think we finished with about twelve. A pretty good day.
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by Harvey Mushman
28 Oct 2017 10:47
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Potential new rider looking for advice
Replies: 17
Views: 3851

Re: Potential new rider looking for advice

You might also consider a Honda XR650L. It has better suspension than the KLR650 and DR650 for any off road stuff you might do and it's a simple bullet proof bike, tons of aftermarket too. I used to DS with a guy that had one and I rode it a number of times. It was all stock except he put a small ha...
by Harvey Mushman
13 Apr 2017 08:16
Forum: Ride!
Topic: April 22-23 FMHSC Round 4 Big Springs KS Pit/Bike Races Sat Night, Harescramble Sunday
Replies: 4
Views: 1255

Re: April 22-23 FMHSC Round 4 Big Springs KS Pit/Bike Races Sat Night, Harescramble Sunday

Here's a couple youtube vids of Big Springs. BS is probably one of the most fun courses around as it flows very well. It's not a difficult course but that all depends on what pace you try to carry. It's a great course to trail ride. Has a cool enduro-X section. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKBnL6...
by Harvey Mushman
02 Mar 2017 10:54
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: 2010 KTM 450 SX-f Any known issues?
Replies: 3
Views: 1397

Re: 2010 KTM 450 SX-f Any known issues?

I don't have any direct experience with this bike but a couple things he may want to consider. The SX bikes I believe have a different ignition curve than certainly the XCW's and possibly the XC's. This may make the bike more explosive in terms of power delivery than the XC/W bikes. The SX may also ...
by Harvey Mushman
17 Feb 2017 08:13
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Midwest Motorcycle Museum Tour [ M3T ]
Replies: 9
Views: 1899

Re: Midwest Motorcycle Museum Tour [ M3T ]

My wife and I visited the Kansas M/C Museum probably 10 - 12 years?? ago when Stan Engdahl was still alive. Stan and his wife sat right inside the front door and would give you a personal tour of the place if you asked, (you really didn't need to ask, LOL). Having Mr. Engdahl relive stories of the m...
by Harvey Mushman
09 Feb 2017 09:52
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Hillbilly ride Icon
Replies: 13
Views: 2625

Re: Hillbilly ride Icon

Man that's bad news. I remember back around '99/early 2000's when there was a big contingent of DS riders in NE Kansas, doing rides where Dave was part of the group. I remember Dave as a jolly guy that liked to have fun. Below is a pic from a ride many years ago, pushing a stuck KLR out of the mud. ...
by Harvey Mushman
19 Jan 2017 17:50
Forum: Ride!
Topic: 2017 CMA Roads and Trails Rally 9/8 - 10/2017
Replies: 14
Views: 11676

Re: 2017 CMA Roads and Trails Rally 9/8 - 10/2017

Is Otter Creek the same as the New Strawn off road area?
by Harvey Mushman
19 Jan 2017 11:03
Forum: Ride!
Topic: 2017 CMA Roads and Trails Rally 9/8 - 10/2017
Replies: 14
Views: 11676

Re: 2017 CMA Roads and Trails Rally 9/8 - 10/2017

This area of the State has some nice roads to ride, some great unpaved Flint Hills roads and oil field trails. There is also an ORV area, Otter Creek, at the John Redman resevoir about 5 miles out of town. So the area really does have alot to offer regardless of riding style or type of bike. Burlin...
by Harvey Mushman
30 Nov 2016 11:49
Forum: Ride!
Topic: Lets get some big bikes dirty this Saturday !!
Replies: 12
Views: 2918

Re: Lets get some big bikes dirty this Saturday !!

Correct, Oakland is an open riding area, there is no cost. Troy, I believe you meant Carbondale costs $15 to ride for the day. The riding area was shut down for work to be done on the levee. It's been re-opened for some time. I've been riding at Oakland the last few nice weekends and it's shaping up...
by Harvey Mushman
25 Nov 2016 16:22
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Open Letter to the Backroads Touring Kansas Community
Replies: 23
Views: 4877

Re: Open Letter to the Backroads Touring Kansas Community

I agree with the preference of a website/forum as I have a FB account but really don't do much with it. When I was working I didn't have the time, that may change now.
by Harvey Mushman
25 Nov 2016 15:39
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Open Letter to the Backroads Touring Kansas Community
Replies: 23
Views: 4877

Re: Open Letter to the Backroads Touring Kansas Community

Good of you to make this offer Troy. I think your idea(s) have merit. I slip over to BTK every now and then to see what's happening and it's been pretty dead for some time, kind of sad to see. I think Roger had done a great job with it but peoples priorities change, (along with energy level). When I...
by Harvey Mushman
06 Aug 2016 09:54
Forum: Ride!
Topic: October 14-16 Razorback Riders Present The 2nd Annual Rally @ the Rock
Replies: 32
Views: 6423

Re: October 14-16 Razorback Riders Present The 2nd Annual Rally @ the Rock

Myself and 2 others, (maybe 4 others) plan to do this ride and will be getting registered next week. I posted a question over on the ADV link. Looking forward to it, should be a great time.