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Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By Backlash

I have a 2014 KTM 690R with Akro Pipe and Akro silencer along with a foam air filter. Runs well with plenty of ponies. The FMF is too loud and I wasn't sure how the other brands would fit. I...
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 27,602
Posted By Backlash
Don't take a GSA

I had a 2012 BMW R1200 GSA and a 2013 KTM 500 EXC in the stable. I did the full TAT with the KTM during September 2013 and had a blast. A light bike with plenty of power, fuel range, ground...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,011
Posted By Backlash

I have usually had a big adventure bike and a smaller one for the trails and woods. For long trips I used a 2006 BMW R1200GSA for trips to attend the D2D in the Yukon, The Dempster, Top of the World...
Forum: Vendors 08-01-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 42,625
Posted By Backlash
Same issues for a 2014 690R

1. Fit-up of tank-fairing isn't easily adjusted to meet gaps. Mine wasn't close as my photo would be worse.
2. the mounting surface on the inboard side of the turn signals isn't flat so you have to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,049
Posted By Backlash
Crescent Motel

Good spot to stay--gas is close and food across the street.

Was a bit thirsty
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22,843
Views: 2,838,483
Posted By Backlash
Blink Code

In my manual the blink codes are on pages 178-184.
flashes 5x long 3x short
-Fuel evaporation valve-short circuit to ground or open circuit
-Fuel evaporation valve-input signal too high

I would...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 22,843
Views: 2,838,483
Posted By Backlash
1000 ohm/22k ohm ???

I did the Rally Raid conversion on my 2014 690R using the 1/4 watt 22K OHM resister from Radio Shack. Measured them all and picked the best of five on the card, soldered wire to both ends and...
Forum: Americas 03-09-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,231
Posted By Backlash
Any Suggestions

I did the trip on a R1200GSA during the fall of 2011. I swapped tires at a BMW dealer in Northern Maine. Took my Tourance tires off and put new TKC80's on front and back. Ran about 20 -22 psi on...
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,545
Posted By Backlash
Most Excellent

Good to see th 500EXC is going strong--it is a great bike for those types of rides. You should have kept the 5.3 gallon tank I put on--probably wouldn't have ran out.
You still seem to have front...
Forum: Americas 01-26-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,562
Posted By Backlash
Where is the challenge???

If you don't think it is a big challenge to do the full TAT on an XT250 in two weeks you definately don't have a clue what the TAT is all about. You will have deep creeks, mud, sand, rocks, ruts,...
Forum: Americas 12-12-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,098
Posted By Backlash
What I did

Did the full TAT last year on a 2012 KTM 500 EXC with no tire issues

-Ran Dunlop 908 front and rear with an average of 20-22 psi
-Ran Bridgestone HD tubes and regular tubes as spares front and...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,270
Posted By Backlash
Me too--in for 1 but waiting for a 2014 690R and...

Me too--in for 1 but waiting for a 2014 690R and see if there are any changes in the model year.
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,385
Posted By Backlash
But, if Al would not have invented the internet...

But, if Al would not have invented the internet you wouldn't be reading this.
Forum: Americas 07-13-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 58,913
Posted By Backlash
TAT support

This is Sean next to my KTM. Just check his hours and make an appointment if possible. I sent him my stuff--tires, chain, sprockets, air & oil filter. But he can also order tires, tubes, chain,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,989
Posted By Backlash ( has a few pictures under TAT101.

My R1200GSA Triple Black is just...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,989
Posted By Backlash

This issue comes up all the time. I did the full TAT last year on a 2013 KTM 500EXC and also have a 2012 R1200 GSA. I consider myself a decent rider as I ran Regional and National Enduros (Open A...
Forum: Americas 05-27-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By Backlash
Did the Gaspe a couple years ago while riding the...

Did the Gaspe a couple years ago while riding the TransLab clockwise, ferry over to Newfoundland, ferry over to Nova Scotia and Cabot Trail.
Nice trip with a lot of small towns. Each seemed to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,397
Posted By Backlash

Gees--I got it all over. The BMW, Jeep, Silverado, John Deere, and you should see what happens when I cast my light lure with my baitcaster into the wind.
Forum: Americas 05-01-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 58,913
Posted By Backlash
Tire swap

I don't know of a place that everyone swaps tires but I sent Sean at a Yamaha dealer in Buena Vista, Colorado a set of tires, a couple oil filters, air filter, couple tubes,...
Forum: Americas 04-24-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,416
Posted By Backlash
Willys I think this is your rig ...

I think this is your rig
Forum: Americas 04-24-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,416
Posted By Backlash

If you go to the area to do the Dempster you might as well go attend D2D--this is not a Rally. As tire selection is always a debate as much as what kind of oil are you using I highly recommend an...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-12-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 41,087
Posted By Backlash
Bears & camping

Done a lot of camping in bear country and have narrowed down my deterrents based on location. When in the states I use Bear Spray and a pistol. The pistol may be my S&W model 29 44 MAG or my Judge...
Forum: Americas 12-25-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 58,913
Posted By Backlash
Tat 101

Came upon YAHBO near the last day:
Forum: Alaska 11-09-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 26,849
Posted By Backlash
How to post: 1. Copy these instructions along...

How to post:
1. Copy these instructions along with the most current list of names.
2. Hit "New Reply" button (no, not the "quote" button).
3. Paste your copy.
4. Add the next number and your...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9,510
Views: 1,988,947
Posted By Backlash
2012/2013 KTM 500 EXC fuel line & clamps

My original line on my 2013 leaked so I replaced it along with the filter and clamps Also put on the big Acerbis 5.3 gallon tank. This is what I did:
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-26-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 37,431
Posted By Backlash
Zumo numbers

I have had the opportunity to use the Zumo 550 since 2008, the Zumo 350, and the Zumo 660 recently. This past month I used them all--two died.
I had two previous 550's --first lasted three months,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,557
Posted By Backlash
What About Me

I will never forget the look on your face when I did the "High Speed Fly By" when you where looking at your I Phone for cell service. I made sure I went down the road a ways before I turned around...
Forum: Americas 09-18-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 26,047
Posted By Backlash
Cold TAT

Had 36 degrees in Salida last night--frost on the bike cover. A bit of snow going over Marshall Pass. Had to go to a restaurant a couple doors down from the Super 8 to borrow a butter knife to reach...
Forum: Americas 05-23-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,422
Posted By Backlash
Go with a set of knobs if solo

I've also done the Dalton along with the Dempster, Denali, Top of the World, TransLab-Clockwise and over twenty years of Enduros, Hare Scrambles and other dirt stuff with assorted bikes.
So, I will...
Forum: Racing 03-04-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,704
Views: 267,763
Posted By Backlash
Order #167

Looks like a good start.

You may want to put your book availability in the

Just a suggestion
Forum: Trip Planning 02-23-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,962
Posted By Backlash
tire fixes

I have done alot of gravel including the Trans Lab, Dempster, Denali, Top of the World, & Dalton to name a few. I run tubeless but still carry a spare tube for the front and rear. I also carry the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,304
Posted By Backlash
Hare Scrambles Bike

Just get a 2012 KTM 500 EXC and be done with it. Has DOT tires and can be plated so you can run it from home to the course. You should be way ahead in the points chase by midyear-------if you can...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,604
Posted By Backlash
2012 GSA smaller battery

I have a 2012 R1200 GSA and went to remove the battery for the winter. As I pulled it out I found a plastic 1 1/2 to 2 inch spacer underneath it. BMW must have thought the previous years batteries...
Forum: Americas 11-30-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,070
Posted By Backlash
Agree with others with an addition or two. Some...

Agree with others with an addition or two. Some gas stations have the old pumps without the credit card reader on the pump. You will have to go into the station and either give them some money or...
Forum: Alaska 11-01-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,989
Posted By Backlash
1. Copy these instructions along with the most...

1. Copy these instructions along with the most current list of names.
2. Hit "New Reply" button (no, not the "quote" button).
3. Paste your copy.
4. Add the next number and your name; each member...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,876
Posted By Backlash
Quad Black

The "Special System Zega Pro" is available anodized black with stainless frame for a lot of money. As a cost cutting measure I went with the non-anodized 45 liter cases with black frame. You can get...
Forum: Americas 08-27-2011, 03:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,908
Posted By Backlash

Just did the loop clockwise and did most with motels. Had reservations which could be cancelled by noon of the day if we decided to camp. Had a tent, sleeping bag, and pad along. As we had a single...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 27,502
Posted By Backlash
Comfort Plus

[QUOTE=GSA_PILOT;16704933]after an awesome boat ride... I made it to Calais ME 14 hours later. Reservations at the International Hotel - I stayed in this very room 12 years ago.

I will bet the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 32,412
Posted By Backlash
No stinkin GS

Well mine is a GSA but just got done with the same loop. Do not know how it happened but the instrument panel lit up at Port Hope Simpson and told me I had a lampf out. Dug out a spare and put it...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 27,502
Posted By Backlash
Trans Lab

Well guys and gals, NonadicOne and myself are still right ahead of you, The photo from GSA PILOT is familiar as we had that room last night. Breakfast there this morning. The road to Blanc Sablon...
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