The KTM hasn't seen much dirt yet, but I've gotten a few miles in on the street (mostly commuting ugh). Sad to say I'm still working out the bugs and putting the few remaining 'must-have' mods on. The gasket on the clutch cover had gotten sucked into the case and was pissing oil all over the engine every time I rode at higher speeds. Took me forever to figure out where all the oil was coming from since I couldn't duplicate the leak even on a bike stand.
I slapped on a radiator fan with a manual switch to keep the temp in check and an aftermarket stator to give me some juice to play with.
The old battery was shot and would only hold a charge for half a day after leaving overnight on the trickle charger - sneaky one Mr. Previous Owner. I swapped it out for a Ballistic battery and saved 3-4lbs in the process. Spent the day today hooking up my LED offroad lights and a 12v socket for the GPS.
I was a bit on the fence about my fairly ghetto mounting system for the lights. But once I installed everything I really liked the utilitarian look of it. Some might say the lights stand out and don't flow with the lines of the bike, I say it just looks beefy and mean. They're the same Rigid Industries 1 spot/1 flood that I put on the XR months back.
So next week I'm off for Spring Break. Its the 1st time I've ever actually needed a break from school and I'm desperately looking forward to it. I've set Anza Borrego in my sights and I refuse to cancel the trip. I've been wanting to check that place out since I moved back to California 2 years ago and this is my chance. Hopefully the bike behaves and I have a safe and rewarding vacation.