Bryan Bosch

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Bryan Bosch last won the day on August 5 2016

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    Dual sporting, jeepin', kayaking, target shooting, & electric guitar.

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  1. No offense, but didn't you guys lay down your arms b/c your govt said so? Where's the common sense in punishing all gun owners b/c of a handful of evil nutjobs? Why paint with a brush as wide as a continent? Don't get me wrong, I have a high opinion of Aussies in general, but as the saying goes, don't throw rocks if you in in a glass house. Of course the blame lies with the thieves. I think Americans in this topic, including myself said just that. But, it's also common sense to do what you can keep your ass out of prison or going BK defending yourself because of the laws or your land. Not sure I'd want to brag how I killed thieves from the confines of a prison cell. How is that not common sense?
  2. It would appear that you're steering the discussion from deadly force to other degrees of force. Again, I would NOT shoot someone stealing my bike if I was not in danger. Not b/c I have pitty on them, b/c I'm not potentially jeopardizing my finances, family, & freedom over an insured dirt bike that can be replaced. I have no interest in having the memory of killing someone on my conscience, even if it's a dirt bag thief. Not sure why anyone things that killing someone has zero cost/affect on the shooter. I'd use the level of force to increase the odds of keeping my property while trying to minimize my legal exposure. I get what you're driving at and I agree that thieves need a good ol' fashion 2X4 beating, but again, I live in the real world and what I do affects those I love. I put my family over my bike any day.
  3. Nope. I would not use DEADLY force unless my life was in danger. I have insurance and KTM will make more.
  4. I love the 2nd amend. Adore it. But, I live in reality. You shoot someone stealing you bike where you're not in danger, at the least, you're getting drained defending yourself legally. At most, you're doing jail time. There's Rambo Interwebz puffery and reality. If you're willing to do pokey time over a bike, you're nutz IMHO.
  5. Don't feel sorry for the thieves. Don't want nothing, don't start nothing. And, the owner lost his cool and it could cost him his freedom. Not sure about anyone else, but I'd rather let a stupid bike go than spend a decade in the pokey to prove I didn't back down. That's text book cutting off one's nose to spite their face.
  6. Had a great Father's Day weekend ride. Sandy trails had a decent amount of moisture, so no dust and good traction. Made for awesome powerslides from corner to corner.
  7. Written by Galfer, so take with a grain of salt, but might be useful...
  8. OE likely doesn't make them. Good chance it's someone like EBC for the OE.
  9. I did. Died in less than a month. Didn't ride for a couple of week and the heat/humidy in the garage killed it. My SuperB Lithium was 4 years old when I sold a previous bike, it had never been charged, and was still working great. But, Bikemaster did return it under warranty. Maybe I just got a bad egg? None the less, not confidence inspiring since my current bike has no back-up kickstarter.
  10. A key part of the dualsportduo blog is to test parts & accessories for the KTM 690 Enduro R and 701 Enduro platforms and share our experience with you. For the last month or so, I've been riding on a new product from Fasst Company called Impact Adventure Foot Peg. Outside of being really nice over-sized foot pegs, the unique feature is that the foot bed is isolated from the foot peg body by an elastomer whos job is to squelch vibration and shock. Here's a side-by-side shot with the stock KTM 690 Enduro R foot peg. I knew they were lasering in the TT logo, but my name came as a surprise. Is that like a monogrammed sweater? I'm going to take crap from my riding buddies forever! Here's a shot of what the elastomers look like: Installed Shot: You can find my full review @ If you have any questions, hit me up in the comments selection below. What do you think of these foot pegs? Interested in hear your thoughts! Bryan Bosch, Steve Claus - #dualsportduo
    When I get a new bikes, there is always some tweaking necessary to make it home. A number of years ago I started riding on over-sized foot pegs, I've grown to love them, so it's one of the first things I swap out. Recently, I picked up a 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R and while the stock foot pegs offered plenty of grip, they just felt tiny. I jumped on the interwebz to see what options were out there and I came across a picture of the Fasst Company Impact Adventure Foot Pegs. They looked awesome and I'll admit, the splash of KTM Orange caught my eye. KTM guys... The unique feature of the Impact Adventure Foot Peg is that its bolt-on foot bed is completely isolated from its base by an elastomer. The idea is to reduce vibration and harshness from being transmitted to the rider. Not that I specifically set out to find something like this, but the approach made sense, the rest of the foot peg met my needs, so I figured there was no down-side to trying it. Fasst Company Impact Foot Peg elastomers come in 6 Flavors. Installation A couple of minutes per side with basic hand tools. Happy to report that the included springs aren't overly stiff like others I've installed that can make it way harder than it needs to be. The new cotter pins are longer than needed for the 690 Enduro R, but a pair of dykes fixed em' right up. Performance I'm going to jump right into talking about how they dampen vibration & shock because I think that's what most really want to know. At first, I thought about how I'd measure vibration vs. the stock foot pegs, but after some reading and talking with the Fasst Company guys, doing so was far outside my capabilities and budget. So, butt dyno it is! But, isn't that how the rest of you are going to judge them? Versus the ultra smooth 800cc in-line triple of my last bike, the 690 Enduro R's big single has a lot more vibration. Nothing to whine about on the trails or on 45 mph back-roads, but with fairly aggressive DOT knobbies, as the speed picks up, so do the vibes. While you still feel stuff through the foot pegs, the repeating, high-frequency vibration patterns of the engine are just about gone. My riding partner is on the 2017 Husqvarna 701 Enduro that not only has less aggressive DOT knobbies (TKC80s), the 701 has an all new mill with a 2nd counterbalancer. We traded bikes half way through the day and despite his smoother bike, he said that the Impact Adventure Foot Pegs on my 690 definitely felt smoother. So, for the slabbin' we do to get to the trails or connecting trails on higher speed hard-packed dirt roads with lots of square edged bumps & washboard, the reduced vibes is appreciated, even the feeling isn't overwhelming. But, you have to think cumulatively. Less vibes and shock over the course of a full day or a multi-day riding trip adds up to more comfort and less micro trauma. The later might not matter to the younguns', but as you age, it becomes more valuable. Since the off-road terrain I ride in central Florida is overwhelmingly soft sand and you couldn't find a rock if your life depended upon it, I'm not sure that I've really put the product through its full paces when it comes to shock reduction. However, I'll be up in NE Tennessee over the summer where I'll encounter plenty of embedded rock with squared edged hits. I'll report back then, so check back if you're interested. In terms of feel, control, and grip, the Fasst Company Impact Adventure Foot Pegs are great. The generous 4 3/4" X 2 3/8" foot bed means there is always a comfortable position to be had and it gives you extra leverage that is valuable when riding a heavier bike. Boot grip has been perfect, but to be fair, we don't have greasy mud where I ride, so your mileage may vary. Access to foot control was unaffected from stock, something I didn't have issue with anyway. Bryan's Bottom-line I really like my Fasst Company Impact Adventure Foot Pegs. Vibration & shock absorbing tech aside, they are competitively priced in the category and do everything that you've expect from a premium over-sized foot peg. Add the vibration & shock absorbing tech back into the equation and you have a winning combination. Not that I'd buy the product purely for the elastomers, but they are absolutely an added bonus to an already solid foot peg. Check em' out @ As an aging rider, I'll now never not know what bike is mine. Thx Fasst Company!
  11. 1 review

    An Adventure Foot Peg with Proven Purpose. A larger platform with better peg traction & much improved comfort . The Impact Adventure Peg, Patent # US 6390488, accomplishes this by isolating the large cleat from touching metal to metal, resulting in the rider experiencing less vibration and abuse transferred to the foot. With the Impact Adventure Peg you'll have more leverage, while your foot stays better planted, resulting in your feet, ankles and knees feeling better. This adds up to a better day on the bike. How does it perform? Proofed out in the notoriously choppy, teeth chattering, West Rim in Southern Utah, a trail that is initially so harsh with slick rock ripples many find an alternate route to the “good stuff.” This was the perfect proving ground for the Impact Peg, as often riders feet vibrate or bounce off of the pegs from the continual chatter. With the Impact Moto Peg the harshness of the rocks was squelched, the riders feet stayed on the pegs, and brutality of the notorious chop tamed. Further the slick rock drops provided the perfect opportunity to test the how the Impact Moto Peg performed on massive impacts. Our test riders repeatedly launched big rocks to flat landings, noticing none of the sharp pain or sting shooting through their feet to their lower back as they would with any other peg. What is the Impact Moto Peg made out of? Both the cleat and the base are made out of 7075 T6 aluminum, providing the best structural integrity and wear resistance. The cleat is 112mm long by 60mm wide to provide a large platform with extra leverage often needed on large adventure bikes. 13 5mm Inserts are positioned for optimal traction and wear resistance. The base is shot peened and anodized, while the cleat is hard anodized for wear resistance. The cleat is isolated from touching metal to metal through our base elastomer on the bottom, and cup elastomers on top. 10.9 bolts secure the cleat to the base, making the Impact Moto Peg not only the best performing, but the strongest aluminum peg on the market. Models: Currently we only offer the Adventure Impact Pegs for KTM Adventure bikes, old chassis KTM/Husqvarnas (pre '16) and Husqvarna 701. We should have Adventure Pegs available for BMW, Triumph, the African Twin and Yamaha's Super Tenere shortly. Features Absorbs vibration and abuse. The elastomer absorbs vibration allowing your feet to remain better planted on the pegs. High-frequency abuse like spikes, jolts, and bumps are also dramatically reduced through the cushion of the elastomer. Exceptional traction A combination of our tooth profile coupled with minimized vibration, and larger platform (112mm x 60mm,) literally grabs hold of the bottom of your boot. Hard Anodized 7075 T6 Aluminum Provides exceptional construction, strength and wear resistance. Down and back. The KTM Impact Adventure Peg is a 1/2" down and back to open ergos, providing more room on the bike.
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    -Cast Certified 17-4 Stainless Steel -Certified Heat Treating / Homogenizing / Annealing Process -Tested and developed with factory race teams -Innovative wall design provides optimal tooth surface while reducing weight -Raw Works-Style Finish -Standard and Sharp tooth designs let you choose - Exceptional or Extreme Grip -Increased width on Core Enduro Model -Patented mud relief tooth design -Built in the U.S.A. -Lifetime Warranty The Core Enduro Footpeg is ready to take the adventure to the next level. Go longer, harder, and faster with a wider base that provides more leverage on adventure style rides. Standard teeth provide an "OEM" style feeling while the Sharp option offers the platform, look and feel of a one-off factory footpegs. These are sure to keep your boots planted no matter what's around the next corner. The CORE series is the latest edition to IMS' ever growing line up of off-road footpegs. Developed in conjunction with factory teams like off-road KTM and Husqvarna, CORE pegs have been tailor fit to riders needs. The CORE pegs have conquered numerous race wins before being released to test and prove the comfort, and durability in the harshest conditions.
  13. 690 enduro r

    I do love XR's. They got me back to riding after an absense during college. Bought a brand new XR250R when I lived in the pac nw and rode the wheels off, not that you can kill an XR.