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Old 09-15-2012, 01:34 PM   #1
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I Ride: KTM 950 Super Enduro...what kind of sick freak would ride a 100 HP dirt bike?
Fairly minor news, but...
1) The HICO in Hayden at Hayden and Ramsey has un-ethanol premium

2) I am getting to LOVE my new used 950 KTM.

3) The construction zone speed limits from Garwood north to Athol vary from 45 to 55. The ISP is taking it sooooooooo seriously. In their eyes, 47mph is waaay faster than 45mph. Lots of money is changing ownership this month in that area of Hiway 95.

4) Seafoam continues to truly be Wizard Juice!

5) I rode 45 miles in and near CDA today and had zero urge to kill any minivan drivers.

6) Caruso's sandwichs continue to kick ass.

My my.. all that DID seem minor!

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Old 09-15-2012, 03:25 PM   #2
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:54 PM   #3
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Thanks for the latest rider news in CDA. I just drove back from Silver Beach in my cage, but hoping to someday take the backroads from nw Spokane to Mt. Spokane to Twin Lakes, ID. Got any hints or feedback on that road?

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Old 09-16-2012, 03:36 AM   #4
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I Ride: KTM 950 Super Enduro...what kind of sick freak would ride a 100 HP dirt bike?
Nick, Good qustion. Ive lived around Twin Lakes and Spirit LAke forever, but Im ignorant about a route to Mt Spokane. I work in Spirit Lake so Ill ask aroune and see what kind of route is there. Id be real surprised if it wasnt all dirt tho, so I dont know how you feel about your Ninja on dirt/gravel roads. Inland Papar owns a lot of the ground in that area and I know some of it is closed at least some of the time. NOT being a smart ass here, but are you aware of the Blanchard Pass route? In my view it should actually be named something like Ninja Road. One must be careful of deer, cows, horse riders, school buses, logging trucks, and freeking bales of hay (expereince talking here on this one) laying all over the road.

Oh yes, there is little to no cell phone service in that area, if you break down, DO NOT go to the place with the big green metal building to ask to borrow a phone. That man TOTALLY hates mtorcycles and eveyone that has ever thrown a leg over one.. and will tell you in angry terms. I will say that the man has a gigantic vocabulary of ways to use the Fbomb in relation to anything two wheeled.

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Old 09-16-2012, 06:14 AM   #5
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So youre telling me to be sure to stop in on the guy with the sailor mouth?

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Old 09-16-2012, 08:18 AM   #6
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Nick, Good qustion. Ive lived around Twin Lakes and Spirit LAke forever, but Im ignorant about a route to Mt Spokane. I work in Spirit Lake so Ill ask aroune and see what kind of route is there. Id be real surprised if it wasnt all dirt tho,
Its the yellow squiggly line I was referring to (via the link below). I zoomed in with Google maps (satellite minus the labels)...yea its mostly dirt east of mt spokane.

Link to map west of Twin Lakes, ID.

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Old 09-16-2012, 11:51 AM   #7
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seafoam rocks

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Old 10-18-2012, 03:26 PM   #8
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seafoam rocks
I've got a question on this.
Do you guys use this in the tank? the crankcase? or both?
If I've got a wet clutch (you know, "don't add anything or you're going to have clutch slippage") is this a problem that anyone has seen? Or is it safe in moderate/small amounts there too?

TIA,

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Old 10-18-2012, 03:42 PM   #9
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That's a good question.
I've used Seafoam quite often in a car, and in the gas on a bike, but I've never tried it in a bike's oil.
You might get more attention if you start a new thread, however.


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Old 10-18-2012, 08:25 PM   #10
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I Ride: KTM 950 Super Enduro...what kind of sick freak would ride a 100 HP dirt bike?
Im wondering why you want to get it in your oil? Seafoam is thin as water out of its can and my first impression is that it would sort of dilute crankcase/gear/clutch oil. In my long assed life with dozens of bikes... most old, small, and not great...Ive come to the universal Russ conclusion that the only thing to put in the oil hole is.... newer oil.

I toss in a couple glugs of Seafoam every other tank of gas in both my Honda and Giant Orange Bike, which Im still learning about. Seafoam... YES..what kind of oil?...still considering that, but it ain't going to cost $15/quart!

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Old 10-19-2012, 06:26 AM   #11
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Im wondering why you want to get it in your oil? Seafoam is thin as water out of its can and my first impression is that it would sort of dilute crankcase/gear/clutch oil. In my long assed life with dozens of bikes... most old, small, and not great...Ive come to the universal Russ conclusion that the only thing to put in the oil hole is.... newer oil.

I toss in a couple glugs of Seafoam every other tank of gas in both my Honda and Giant Orange Bike, which Im still learning about. Seafoam... YES..what kind of oil?...still considering that, but it ain't going to cost $15/quart!
If you put it in your oil, only run the engine up to operating temp and then for maybe 5-10 minutes. Then drain the oil and change the filter. The primary purpose is to clean the gunk/sludge out. I wouldn't leave it in any longer than that due to dilution and the wet clutch issue.

A car is a different story as they typically have a minimum of 4-5 quarts of oil. A little bit in there to keep things clean IMO doesn't hurt anything.

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