Anyone "Trek" Their KDX?

moridin

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I am just six short weeks from out annual trip to Moab. This year we plan on riding the toughest out there - this wont be a KLR type trip.

The other bike in the garage is a KTM LC4. Great dual sport bike and pretty good offroad - but it still weighs 300 pounds.

This trip will consist of 5 consecutive 150 miles days. I am concerned that this type of constant abuse may be a bit much for the KDX.

My other concern is mixing fuel on the fly at gas stops - but I have done it before - not too much to it.

I know the KDX would be ALOT more fun off road. Our pavement strectches are limited to 15 miles - so we can lumber along to connect the trails.

Anyone out there take the little green machine on a long adventure - any thoughts?
 
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Fuel should be your only problem. I cant get over 55 miles out of mine. Other than that you should smoke the trails with ease :yeehaw:
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Will you have gas stops with your pre-mix available ?

Bring along several small camping style bottles, filled with 2 stroke to mix with 2.5-3.5 gal, don't forget to rinse bottle with fuel to get it all.
 

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No - I will have to mix in the tank. I have done this in the past without too much trouble. I just pump fuel - leave some slosh room and add oil according to pump volume. I carry a large graduated syringe that I can measure with pretty good accuracy. I keep a mix matrix along since my brain is usaully fried by mix time.

After filling - I just slosh it around really well. Let it sit 5 minutes - then slosh her around good once more. Seems to be just fine.

Any reasons not to do this?

sn
 
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Sounds like you're good to go,...

take some extra spark plugs (8+9), some jets, maybe an extra clutch lever/bracket, most likely you won't need any of these but nice to have for piece of mind on long trips.

Sounds like fun.....
 
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I've done mulitday trips when I had a kdx. the mixing at the station is no big deal. I mix at 40:1 and that's 100ml to a gallon and the small bottles I had were marked in 50ml increments. I fill the tank, add the oil, slosh it around and ride, no need to wait.

Nick