Hey, if I can get out of bed these days without something hurting, I'm good.

Hare Scramble

Oooooooooooooooooooooo 2017 KTM 150 X-CW

2017 KTM-150-XC-W


Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 2-Stroke
Displacement: 143.99 cc
Bore/Stroke: 58/54.5 mm
Starter: Electric, Lithium Ion 12 V 2 Ah / Kickstarter
Transmission: 6 Gears, wide ratio
Fuel System: Mikuni TX 38 Carburetor
Lubrication: Premix 60:1
Primary Ratio: 23:73
Final Drive: 13:50
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics
Ignition: Kokusan
Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22mm
Front Suspension: WP Xplor USD Ø 48mm
Rear Suspension: WP Xplor PDS Monoshock
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 300 mm/11.8 in; 310 mm/12.2 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm; 220 mm
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 21”, 2.15 x 18” Giant
Front/Rear Tires: 80/100-21”; 110/100-18” Dunlop AT81
Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 26.5º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,471mm ± 10 mm / 57.9 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 370mm / 14.6 in
Seat Height: 960 mm / 37.8 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 9.5 L / 2.5 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 91.5 kg/ 201.7 lbs

Read more: Last bike waaaay down at the bottom: http://dirtbikemagazine.com/ktm-off-road-2017/

It is taller than my CRF, has bigger wheels, has a headlight, a bigger fuel tank (maybe I can finally finish an enduro now without running out of gas), but it is heavier by a good bit! I am not a 2-Smoker, but this could quite possibly convert me. Granted, I think it is worth more than the trade in on my truck. And that’s just sad. Does anyone need a kidney? *Kidney for sale!! Or will trade for 2017 KTM XC-W*


p.s. Thank you, Alfie, for the recommendation! There. Happy?


All I can do is couch surf and play my violin (albeit badly).  I can’t clean boredthe house well so don’t judge, I can just sit there and watch TV in my PJs.

Although Shawn took me for a ride on the back of his bike this weekend!  We took this long 180 degree right-hander at a very healthy speed and it was awesome.   That was as close as I have gotten to riding since the crash.  Although any bump really hurt unless I inflated the heck out of the boot’s bladder to keep my ankle stiff and the heel off of the inside sole.

At least it isn’t as bad as the first two weeks after the break.  I don’t recommend it.


TIB FIB!! Round 3 West Hare Scramble Championship

tibfibhardwareShawn: “Let’s race the AMA West (Kenda/SRT)  Hare Scramble Championship.”

Me:   I don’t know, I need new tires.

Shawn: “I will buy you new tires, pay for your entry, and change your gearing so you can go faster than ever. ”

Me: Maybe, I dunno.

Shawn: Come on, it will be FUN.”

Who am I to argue with that???  I haven’t raced a scramble or H&H in quite a while.  What could possibly go wrong?

And it was a Lot. Of. Fun…until I crashed the most pathetic little crash ever and broke both my tibia and fibula.   (more…)