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nakman
03-06-2012, 10:29 AM
With all other forum rules and norms remaining in tact, anything goes here.. :D


I'll start off. I think this bike would be a cool way to see the world: http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2887355702.html

Jenny Cruiser
03-06-2012, 12:13 PM
Nice. Here's mine. :)

nakman
03-06-2012, 12:37 PM
No way, that's sweet!! :bowdown:

Red_Chili
03-06-2012, 01:38 PM
Oooo... Africa Twin... :homer:

BTW, our own Tramontana has a Tiger. Not sure of its state of repair currently...

60wag
03-06-2012, 02:08 PM
I got to see a Tiger in action at the Walden Moose Rally last year. What a cool bike.

Red_Chili
03-06-2012, 02:25 PM
They are cool but they have their inherent limitations. So is and so do the TransAlps. They coulda been so much more! If only the mfgs had pursued the niche.

KTM certainly did and pulled it off well, both harder core off road in 900+cc, and road/trail in same.

http://www.cycleworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/KTM-990-Adventure-R_001.jpg

http://image.dirtrider.com/f/reviews/dirt_bike/141_1009_ktm_950_super_enduro_riding_impression/28912628+pheader_460x1000/141_1009_00_ih+141_1009_ktm_950_se_riding_impression+right_side_profile.jpg

Beater
03-06-2012, 02:27 PM
I have a line on a well maintained ktm adv 9 for 5900. too rich for my blood right now. pm if anyone wants contact information. It's in the springs. Co-workers ride.

j

MDH33
03-06-2012, 07:24 PM
Wow! How did you get an Africa Twin legally and from where? I've always lusted after one of those. Still looking for a 40? Maybe a trade?

Jenny Cruiser
03-06-2012, 07:45 PM
I bought it in France. I'm riding it home to CO next week to register it. :woot:

MDH33
03-06-2012, 07:57 PM
I bought it in France. I'm riding it home to CO next week to register it. :woot:

That's awesome. Are there any issues with registering since it's a non-USA bike?

Jenny Cruiser
03-06-2012, 09:03 PM
It all depends on the state. TN is a little harder than CO. They title everything here and speak in a funny accent. I have a 17 digit VIN so it's doable. I'll find out for sure when I get there next week. :pirate:

They come up for sale stateside from time to time. I've got the number of a guy in AZ that has a nice 03 in red and white somewhere. He's asking near 10K for it though.:eek:

I'm keeping mine. :)

Bikeman
03-06-2012, 10:11 PM
I gots me recently my second Honda XR400, a 2001. I had a 1998 as well, and was sorry I sold it about 10 years ago. The bike is street legal. I look forward to start taking it out this spring. It's at my bike shop getting the last of the check-over done, including performing the valve adjustments soon before we get busy.

I've had a 1982 XR500, a 1996 KTM 500EXC, and the 2 XR's.

nakman
03-06-2012, 11:27 PM
Hey Mike, why did you get rid of the KTM? Too big? Just curious, since that seems to be the rage right now.

Bikeman
03-07-2012, 09:18 AM
Hey Mike, why did you get rid of the KTM? Too big? Just curious, since that seems to be the rage right now.

It was eating water pump seals, side case was corroding, had a crack in the cylinder that was welded up, the Deloroto carb had a worn out slide, etc. I took the $800 (back years ago) and ran. Ooops, it was a 1986 model know that I think about it:hill:.

Maybe we should organize a RS event sometime. I am getting back into things as my life gets turned around...

subzali
03-07-2012, 10:24 AM
Mm...KTM 950 Super Enduro...:drool:

farnhamstj
03-07-2012, 07:09 PM
I had a 950 Adventure last summer. For my lifestyle a 450 is a better choice. You have to ride a 950 for a long time for it to be fun. I much prefer dirt to pavement. I usually get 4 hours max to go ride. Plated 450 KTM is about my ideal bike.

Red_Chili
03-08-2012, 08:35 AM
A 950 would be ideal for me if cost wasn't a factor... because I have an XR650 for 80/20 dirt/street, but not distance, and a KDX220 for pure dirt. Think, ride to Rabbit Valley, then do the Kokopelli, then ride the LaSals and back home. The Buell is... Okay. Fireroads is about as dirty as it likes. No way would it do much of Koko. The 950 would have been a better fit in retrospect.

Of course it came out right after I bought the Buell... :doh:

nakman
03-09-2012, 11:50 AM
Just wanted to say that I'm definitely pleased with the responses & quality of posts here in the new motorcycle area, thanks guys for participating I have learned a ton this past week.


Maybe some wondered why a 4x4 club would even want to do have a motorcycle section, since Rising Sun is all about Toyota 4x4's with low range right? Yes and no.. I think we all realize that the lines between users of our roads and trails are very blurry at best.. in fact we all share the trail every day, beginning with backing out of our own driveways. Plus, it's pretty clear that the hobby of Toyota low-ranging is only one tiny piece of the greater hobby of outdoor recreation, which I think you'd agree is what we all have in common. Mountain bikes, hiking, skiing, boating, photography, guns, motorcycles, fabrication, mechanical tinkering.. yes we all have at least some level of interest in every one of those, and while everyone's bar graph may look a little different, I think you can all agree on that point.

So why the reflective blog? just the acknowledgement of how cool it is to learn about new things from the group you came to know through Toyotas. thanks, guys. :beer:

Red_Chili
03-09-2012, 01:08 PM
Motorcycles are the reason I am into Toyota 4x4s in fact... it became a way to include my family. Motorcycles are more solo. Now that the family has moved on... 4x4s are still fun.

It does depend on the group though. Looking forward to the next Rising Sun Moto Run!

Hey Nakman, if you wanna hit Rampart sometime I've been known to be a fair teacher of skilz. And I don't mind and am not surprised when the student becomes the master...

nakman
03-09-2012, 01:19 PM
Hey Nakman, if you wanna hit Rampart sometime I've been known to be a fair teacher of skilz. And I don't mind and am not surprised when the student becomes the master...

Yeah that would be great Bill! After Moab..

Red_Chili
03-09-2012, 03:21 PM
Kewl... I promise not to start you out on Scotty's Rock...
:lmao:
I like to teach for success... not for mere entertainment...

Red_Chili
03-09-2012, 03:23 PM
From the Rampart Range Motorcycle Management Committee's web page, from 1976 (about when I started riding down there...)
http://rampartrange.org/pages/rampart_about.asp

http://rampartrange.org/images/photos/cussins/scottycrash.jpg

That is looking DOWN Scotty's... lots of taillight signal parts down there...

More:
http://contour.com/stories/performance-work-party-2009-scottys-rock

Red_Chili
03-09-2012, 03:41 PM
Rampart online map resources:
http://staythetrail.org/maps/viewtrail.php?trail_id=77&sv=0

http://staythetrail.org/maps/downloadmvum.php?name=PSI_SPLRD_2010-01-01_EAST

subzali
03-09-2012, 03:49 PM
Bill,

Where is Scotty's Rock? I've ridden quite a few trails down there and haven't come across it. I have done Devil's Slide though, up...:pirate::rip:

Lot's of orange bikes in that video! :pirate: :borg:

Red_Chili
03-09-2012, 04:04 PM
East of Rampart in that nice set of twisty trails, north-central-ish. I like that area for those days where you don't want to get THAT far out in nowhere. KDX land.

For the opposite days, 646, Devil's Slide, Noddle/Logjumper is a nice workout. Give the XR650 her legs. There is a brand new trail, Skeleton, that sounds LUSCIOUS. 100% singletrack. Tight and twisty, hours to go a mile. Might not be ideal for the Nuclear Thunderpig.

Red_Chili
03-09-2012, 04:24 PM
Here's a better view of the area. Scotty's is off Garber Creek Road, follow the road in from Shamballah Ashrama and you will see it, 681.

http://staythetrail.org/maps/photomap.php?trail_id=77&sv=0

kvanoort
03-18-2012, 04:55 PM
Some friends and I are going to test drive the new Kawaski KLR 650 this next week. We've heard good things about the dual-sport bike. Anyone have negative experiences with the bike?

Jenny Cruiser
03-18-2012, 11:41 PM
I had one. Bullet-proof and great on gas. Easy to find and ther are great deals out there on them.

Red_Chili
03-19-2012, 05:06 AM
Downside? Heavy, poor suspension, flexy forks, less than responsive motor, still needs doohickey repair (google)... other than that... they run forever and go anywhere.

LARGEONE
03-19-2012, 07:29 PM
They are cool but they have their inherent limitations. So is and so do the TransAlps. They coulda been so much more! If only the mfgs had pursued the niche.

I had a Honda TransAlp for about two years when I lived in Louisiana...tons of fun! I sold it to buy my 40, which I sold to buy my 80.

I have to say...I regret selling my 40 WAY MORE than I do selling the TransAlp! I wanted something topless that wouldn't kill me in a crash! LA (that's Louisiana) drivers nearly put me 6' under. I rolled my 40 several times and walked away nearly unharmed. The trade was worth it!

These "Enduro" motos are lots of fun and I think CO would be better than Louisiana was.

nakman
03-21-2012, 12:38 PM
Well the snow track guy is down to $2300 now... if we could chip in and get this for $1000 it'd be a lot more interesting. http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2887393046.html that youtube is pretty cool though, if you haven't seen it.

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nakman
03-22-2012, 04:37 PM
Come on, $60K? http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2916246827.html

Red_Chili
03-22-2012, 05:52 PM
Nice tuber... not 60K nice.

I might as well ask 60K for the Chili.... first 60K takes it! :lmao:

farnhamstj
03-22-2012, 10:05 PM
My friend had one of these when I was a kid. It was pretty cool. http://shop.snorunner.com/Snorunner-High-Performance-111111HP.htm

Beater
03-23-2012, 09:01 AM
Come on, $60K? http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2916246827.html

that ad is so off it might as well be a scam

nakman
03-26-2012, 10:44 PM
Hey Bill does Forrest have a trials bike? couple of these moves made me think of him..

(tread lightly warning)

2q0K8HYdL-A

subzali
03-26-2012, 10:46 PM
Why aren't you posting a picture in the Name the Trail Game thread? :rant: :brick: :D

60wag
03-27-2012, 08:16 AM
Isle of Man road race:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TN3MFLwlsEg

Some pretty crazy stuff in this vid.

nakman
03-28-2012, 01:40 PM
So I rode to work today... managed to start the day at home once I dropped everyone off, then get the opportunity to ride solo from the house. Pretty uneventful, bike is running great! And I can't explain why it but it's easier to shift into neutral now, even from first to N while at a complete stop is not only doable, but repeatable.

I can also monitor my bike real time through our security system.. :D like I need another distraction. But for some reason I can't get the playback to work, which is a bummer because I went up the curb too fast and ended up putting the bike on its side 5' before where i parked it, in an evasive maneuver to avoid the wall... that would have been fun to post up for your amusement. :lmao:

here's the still shot:

rover67
03-28-2012, 01:55 PM
But for some reason I can't get the playback to work, which is a bummer because I went up the curb too fast and ended up putting the bike on its side 5' before where i parked it, in an evasive maneuver to avoid the wall... that would have been fun to post up for your amusement. :lmao:

here's the still shot:

that was funny :)

60wag
03-28-2012, 02:19 PM
Why aren't you parked at the bike rack?

nakman
03-28-2012, 02:23 PM
LOL- well I wasn't sure how many folks saw me pick the bike up off the sidewalk, so I kinda wanted to just run inside as quick as possible..


But hey the other highlight was I went by the post office on my way in. Not only did I successfully balance a box of rain gutter towers between my legs, but when I hopped back on the bike afterwards the bike fired right up in 1 second- no gas, no choke, no nothin.. :woot:

nakman
03-30-2012, 03:32 PM
Hey here you go Johnny... trade this guy a scooter for some speakers http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2898749914.html

Red_Chili
03-30-2012, 06:26 PM
Nak, I think your internal disks are fried... :lmao:

Jacket
04-06-2012, 05:03 PM
From the Honda motorsports website. Would a 13 year old even fit on a 50? I wonder if that's a typo, or a major disclaimer to protect them from a lawsuit when a 6 year old breaks a leg?

rover67
04-06-2012, 06:57 PM
I fit on a 50 :D

they make 125cc big bore kits and nice gearboxes and clutches for them....

farnhamstj
04-06-2012, 07:38 PM
We're going for a family ride tomorrow. We are close to moving up in size again. My plan is Honda CRF80(hand lever clutch 5spd) for Ferguson and Justine goes to the PW80(centrifugal clutch 3 speed) We've about outgrown the honda50 at age 6.

nakman
04-07-2012, 09:07 AM
From the Honda motorsports website. Would a 13 year old even fit on a 50? I wonder if that's a typo, or a major disclaimer to protect them from a lawsuit when a 6 year old breaks a leg?

Yeah I think that's a liability thing Matt, I remember reading some other forums about that. Not sure what that does for them... :confused:

farnhamstj
04-07-2012, 09:00 PM
Less talk, More pictures.

Jacket
04-08-2012, 09:48 AM
Geez - what's Ferguson riding on these days? That looks like a bike for big boys....

farnhamstj
04-08-2012, 10:52 AM
Yamaha PW80. 80cc 2 stroke. Oil injector carb, 14" front tire, 12" rear 25" seat height. 3 speed auto clutch. Craig's list $500. I considered a Honda CRF70 also, advantage Honda 4stroke, downside seat 1.2" taller, and seems more difficult to find used.

Red_Chili
04-09-2012, 11:14 AM
The PeeWee 80s are great. Justin learned to ride on one. Great platform to start.

60wag
04-10-2012, 01:49 PM
This would solve the snow problem:

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2949689237.html

MDH33
04-14-2012, 09:24 PM
This would solve the snow problem:

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2949689237.html

Is that thing street legal? :hill:

nakman
05-28-2012, 02:34 PM
My forearms and triceps are a little sore from moto riding yesterday- it's a great feeling. My right shoulder is a little sore from my tackle drill with a tree.. could do without that one, but glad I wore pads as it would have been a lot worse without it. My thumb still hurts from crashing in Moab..

Both sides of my legs are sore from pulling the kids in the bike trailer yesterday- up to Big Choice, back, then after dinner to ice cream. It's a good 80+ pounds... I rode past one of those radar signs that tells you how fast you're going, got clocked at 7. :lmao:

All in all, a great weekend. I like bikes.

Jacket
06-11-2012, 12:58 PM
I was poking through my old pictures trying to find my Tacoma fuse box install for Jim's (dr350jja) other thread, and I came across these shots from a few years ago. I was in Arizona visiting my folks, and went on a little trip with my cousin Jeff and his son (on the Kawasaki). I got to ride his neighbor's 400 XC-W. We rode all over the Tonto Nat'l forest - it was a blast.

I had forgotten about that trip until just now.... :ranger:

Jacket
06-18-2012, 10:25 AM
New Smilie :)

:moto:

nakman
06-18-2012, 10:40 AM
Cool! How about a mountain bike one too..

http://emoticoner.com/files/emoticons/smileys/mountain-bike-smiley.gif (http://emoticoner.com)

DaveInDenver
06-18-2012, 11:47 AM
How about a focused dirtbag CX racer photo to go with the smiley?

rover67
06-18-2012, 12:55 PM
I like the dirt chunks flying in that one :)

60wag
06-20-2012, 08:04 PM
I'm all for innovation and creativity but I'm not sure about this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGGlODF7_RY&feature=related

Jacket
06-21-2012, 10:20 AM
I wonder how much that tire weighs.

nakman
07-03-2012, 04:37 PM
Tough to concentrate today. This is the view out my office window... :) :moto:

farnhamstj
07-03-2012, 11:56 PM
:moto:

subzali
07-13-2012, 12:06 PM
East of Rampart in that nice set of twisty trails, north-central-ish. I like that area for those days where you don't want to get THAT far out in nowhere. KDX land.

For the opposite days, 646, Devil's Slide, Noddle/Logjumper is a nice workout. Give the XR650 her legs. There is a brand new trail, Skeleton, that sounds LUSCIOUS. 100% singletrack. Tight and twisty, hours to go a mile. Might not be ideal for the Nuclear Thunderpig.

Schooled Scotty's last night. Nice lesson on momentum. Actually, going down was more scary than going up for me.

Drove to my parents house after work, rode from my parents house up Jackson Creek, changed a spark plug on a 300EXC at the gate, did 681 Scotty's, did part of 679 Dutch Fred down to old Jackson Creek/Dakan road and then back up to 679.A, crossed Rampart Range Road onto 675 Cabin Ridge, did 653 Roi Tan, had to hand-haul the bikes over a fallen tree on Roi Tan, then back on 674 Flatrock and 673 Bar back to Rampart Range Road at Flat Rocks campground, crossed the road onto 682 Overlook (fun downhill rock slab), then 683 Fern (fun little uphill rock climb), finished on 646 Arrowhead back to Jackson Creek.

4 KTMs (250, 2x300, 530), 3 Yamahas (250, 450, 650). Good stuff.

I'll see if my dad caught a picture of Scotty's on his iphone.

Need to check out that new Skeleton trail.

Oh yeah - :moto:

Jacket
07-13-2012, 12:13 PM
^Trying to squeeze all your fun in before parenthood starts? ;)

FWIW you'll get your life back in about 8-10 years; worse if you keep reproducing.....:cheers:

subzali
07-13-2012, 01:56 PM
^Trying to squeeze all your fun in before parenthood starts? ;)

FWIW you'll get your life back in about 8-10 years; worse if you keep reproducing.....:cheers:

Something like that ;)

nakman
07-16-2012, 09:28 AM
exponentially worse if you keep reproducing.....:cheers:

slight correction. #2 is squared, not double. :D

nakman
07-25-2012, 10:19 AM
"there Is Measure In All Things."

Horace
Satires, Book I, 35 B.c.

60wag
07-25-2012, 10:25 AM
It looks like my laptop is getting used, great. Have you ridden it with the O2 sensor?

Jacket
07-25-2012, 10:42 AM
Do I see an install guide for a Rekluse?

nakman
07-25-2012, 10:53 AM
Do I see an install guide for a Rekluse?

Coincidentally, yes, but alas not the reason for the OBD. :(

rover67
07-25-2012, 11:14 AM
Rode it a bunch. Initially with the 175 main jet and the needle on clip pos. 3 it ran in the 11's at cruise dipping into the 9's when i whacked the throttle. Id'le I could lean out just fine. BTW it is turn the screw IN for leaner, OUT for richer

I skipped all the way to a 160 main and dropped the needle to clip pos 2 and it still ran in the 12-13's at cruise.

Really weird.

Hey Tim, there isn't any chance the exhaust is getting blocked is there? How obvious was the packing job?

Reklus box was my left hand rear brake.

nakman
07-25-2012, 12:30 PM
Hey Tim, there isn't any chance the exhaust is getting blocked is there? How obvious was the packing job?


Pretty unlikely. It's just a blanket you roll up around a perforated metal pipe, then shove it inside the larger pipe. If it was hanging down somehow on the front side it wouldn't mate with the manifold piece, and if wasn't right on the back end then the spark arrestor wouldn't bolt on. I even took before & after videos to see if there was a sound difference (hoping for quieter) and they sound almost exactly the same.

sorry, but no banana.
HktV2yGtLv8

Jacket
07-25-2012, 01:28 PM
Oooooo - nice play with the Beverly Hills Cop reference.

rover67
07-25-2012, 03:54 PM
I agree, you get some additional point for creativity there. banana in tail pipe was a guess...

Oh and Bruce, that computer is awesome for that sensor, it works really really well.

nakman
07-26-2012, 03:50 PM
Hey Subzali, I saw these on the rack up at Elite yesterday... the "MINI PRO SILENCER SYSTEM" :lmao: pretty sweet!

http://www.ktmcyclehutt.com/ktm-parts/productimages/3B67120_lg.jpg

http://www.ktmcyclehutt.com/ktm-parts/ktm-parts.php?sku=3B67120&title=KTM-Baby-Pacifier&year=&ktm-model=&category=Gifts&fit=Baby&fitment=Youth

nakman
08-09-2012, 11:26 AM
this super duke sure looks like fun...

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3194214518.html

Jacket
08-09-2012, 12:56 PM
You looking to become a "C loop" kinda guy? ;)

nakman
08-09-2012, 12:59 PM
No, my street bike days are over... at least for the time being. Just looking for my next A loop ride. :) :moto:

subzali
08-17-2012, 09:16 AM
Finally got the picture of Scotty's off my phone...

Jacket
08-19-2012, 09:11 AM
Where is that?

nakman
08-19-2012, 04:17 PM
Where is that?

Rampart. page 2, eh http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showpost.php?p=206445&postcount=22

nakman
08-26-2012, 11:03 PM
Subzali, say it isn't so... :eek: http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3231610300.html

subzali
08-27-2012, 09:06 AM
Subzali, say it isn't so... :eek: http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3231610300.html

Close, but no cigar. Way low miles though, but not plated.

subzali
02-27-2014, 01:16 PM
Saw this old school ktm 80 PL at Fay Myers today. Anybody know anything about it? It's for sale
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/28/vaja9eru.jpg

subzali
03-02-2014, 07:58 AM
Stopped back by and inquired further. It's a 1983 80cc 2-stroke street bike, originally only available in Germany and Austria. Notice the 1:50 ratio noted on the tank.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/02/6yzezara.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/02/usaqaput.jpg

Cocarlisle
04-27-2014, 10:01 PM
I have been lurking on this web site for a very long time and have actually owned 6 landcruisers and two 4 runners

The only person I remotely know is Nakman ( he bought my camping lab tent about 1 year ago and then talked me out of buying a roof rack from him the other night - Thanks for the help and the honesty )

but it sounds like everybody knows him so that is not saying much
I'm a Colorado native and have been riding since I was 5 (I'm 41 now)
I'm excited to meet new people who have the same obsessions I have
Cruisers and Dirtbikes

I'm heading to Cruise Moab on Tuesday with my son Chance

Here is a poser picture of my wife's bike (1984 Honda CT 110) and my 2010 Husaberg FE 450

Looking forward to 4 wheeling and 2 wheeling with new friends

Cocarlisle
04-27-2014, 10:04 PM
Ct110

J Kimmel
04-27-2014, 10:48 PM
that berg is sick

subzali
04-28-2014, 07:46 AM
We play well with husabergs :) welcome.

nakman
05-07-2014, 11:53 PM
Hey I don't not sell a rack to just anyone, welcome Jason! :lmao:

:moto:

Jacket
07-08-2014, 01:02 PM
Interesting article about 2 stroke technologies.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/wiki/_/clean-and-mean-two-strokes-arent-dead-yet-r420

MTSN
07-08-2014, 02:14 PM
Interesting article about 2 stroke technologies.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/wiki/_/clean-and-mean-two-strokes-arent-dead-yet-r420

I love 2 strokes and really hope the tech doesn't become ignored by manufacturers in the future as most bikes are moved over to 4 strokes. I've never ridden a 2 stroke street bike, but I'd absolutely love to give it a shot. I've had my eye on this one for a while (2 stroke Aprilia RS125 AND street legal!!), but I can't justify it with 4 motorcycles already. Sure would be fun to try though!

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcd/4494169485.html

CardinalFJ60
07-17-2014, 10:55 AM
stumbled upon this on Youtube...I wish I could ride like these guys. (sorry if it's a re-post).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbU43cQiqA0

subzali
07-17-2014, 11:40 PM
Check the bike videos thread Shawn :thumb:

Just takes practice is all :D

I need more practice

nakman
08-14-2014, 11:07 AM
rode in today

Jacket
08-14-2014, 12:01 PM
Nice overalls....

Jenny Cruiser
08-14-2014, 12:09 PM
'Tis an Apron. And a clean one at that.:)

MountainGoat
08-14-2014, 12:38 PM
Mrs. Nakman needs to get out in the sun more. :hill:

Jacket
10-21-2014, 11:35 AM
http://www.ktm-parts.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/UPW0870000.jpg

http://www.ktm-parts.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=K&Product_Code=UPW0870000#.VEZ_kck0Pm4