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Forum: Alaska 07-23-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,139
Posted By crashmaster
Great meeting you guys in Girdwood.

Great meeting you guys in Girdwood.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-17-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,855
Posted By crashmaster
I have the HB rack and had to mod it a bit to get...

I have the HB rack and had to mod it a bit to get to the cap but not a big deal. My local welder did it in about 15 minutes. IIRC, the KTM rack does not need to be modded, but its been about 5...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-05-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By crashmaster
Jerky throttle and a flat spot around 4500 rpm? ...

Jerky throttle and a flat spot around 4500 rpm? My 07 has been that way for 70,000 miles.
Forum: Alaska 07-02-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,368
Posted By crashmaster
Speedo indicated? About 7-8 mph off from actual...

Speedo indicated? About 7-8 mph off from actual IIRC. Not that it really matters. I've gone to 13-47 on the R and have been happy with it. Makes the gearing much more friendly IMO. Just have to...
Forum: Alaska 06-27-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,368
Posted By crashmaster
Next time you ride rutted out and rocky tight...

Next time you ride rutted out and rocky tight woods, try one out if you can. Its not really the bike geometry that is the main cause of the front to deflect wildly off of objects, its hitting the...
Forum: Alaska 06-27-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,368
Posted By crashmaster
The need for a damper riding off road really has...

The need for a damper riding off road really has nothing to do with the bike geometry. It all depends how you ride and in what terrain you ride. In desert terrain and desert whoops, without a...
Forum: Alaska 06-27-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,368
Posted By crashmaster
It really has nothing to do with the bike itself...

It really has nothing to do with the bike itself nor should it be used to mask front head shake due to poor suspension setup. On dirt bikes, dampers are mainly for when you glance off something with...
Forum: Alaska 06-26-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,368
Posted By crashmaster
Just got a Scotts sub mount kit but have not put...

Just got a Scotts sub mount kit but have not put it on yet.
Forum: Alaska 06-26-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By crashmaster
Not really the Alaska difference, IMO, just the...

Not really the Alaska difference, IMO, just the moto traveler difference.

Some years ago when I camped there on Spenard with my KTM 990, the folks at the HOH were nothing but nice and helpful. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-11-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,579
Posted By crashmaster
This is an entertaining thread. :lol3 As a...

This is an entertaining thread. :lol3

As a data point, I have used both Bob Bell (PC) and James (SPS) on various bikes, and have been happy with both tuners. I have not used Konflict, so I cannot...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-02-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By crashmaster
Cant hurt anything to do that stuff while you...

Cant hurt anything to do that stuff while you have the bike apart, and you will have to do them eventually anyway. Always more convenient to replace stuff before it actually fails. I'm a big fan...
Forum: Alaska 05-31-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,636
Posted By crashmaster
Perfect. :lol3

Perfect. :lol3
Forum: Latin America 05-31-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,399
Posted By crashmaster
I guess if you don't mind playing "you bet your...

I guess if you don't mind playing "you bet your life" then by all means, feel free to dump the bike. :huh

When I stayed with SSinVzla (hola hermano! :wave) in Caracas, we went to a shop where...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-29-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,132
Posted By crashmaster
Last I heard, in the States, if something had an...

Last I heard, in the States, if something had an Li Ion battery, you couldn't put it in checked baggage, but ok to have in your carry on. That may have changed since I don't hop on the pax jets very...
Forum: Alaska 05-28-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By crashmaster
Welcome to normally cool and rainy AK. Although...

Welcome to normally cool and rainy AK. Although this spring in south central has been dry, warm and epic, that can change quickly into cold, rainy and miserable on a bike. Look for a book called...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-26-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,691
Posted By crashmaster
I've had a Yuasa with a bad cell. Same issue as...

I've had a Yuasa with a bad cell. Same issue as you describe, bike up and dies, battery won't take a charge. Now I only buy cheep Chinee battrees .
Forum: Orange Crush 05-26-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,465
Posted By crashmaster
Personally, I would go over it, put all new...

Personally, I would go over it, put all new consumables on to include suspender service, all bearings, maybe carry a spare fuel pump, etc and just go.
Forum: Alaska 05-26-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,835
Posted By crashmaster
I had a couple of buddies tell me that they ride...

I had a couple of buddies tell me that they ride across the footbridge "all the time." Needless to say, I was skeptical about that.

Looks like you guys had a great trip.
Forum: Alaska 05-18-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By crashmaster
They won't stop a cage for 5 over, but they will...

They won't stop a cage for 5 over, but they will stop you on a bike on that stretch. :huh Lucky for me the WR is screaming at 70 mph so I don't do it very much. If I had my 990 though I would be...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2,790
Views: 520,651
Posted By crashmaster
+1 :freaky

+1 :freaky
Forum: Latin America 05-16-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 726
Posted By crashmaster
The main road from San Juan to the southern part...

The main road from San Juan to the southern part of the salar was simply knock your teeth out washboard with a couple of inches of sand on top when I went through. Some of the other tracks I got on...
Forum: Alaska 05-15-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,368
Posted By crashmaster
Just plug it in, the stator puts out 350W, more...

Just plug it in, the stator puts out 350W, more than enough for pretty much anything you want to throw at it. Aux lights, heated everything, etc.

Check out the eastern beaver 3CS. Nice neat...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 22,985
Posted By crashmaster
Would like to do it again amigo, among some other...

Would like to do it again amigo, among some other crazy plans I have been thinking about. Buen viaje, cabron. Keep on keepin on. Loved the posts about "backpackers." :lol3 :D
Forum: Latin America 05-08-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By crashmaster
Coco probably checks his email once a year. :rofl

Coco probably checks his email once a year. :rofl
Forum: Latin America 05-08-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,403
Posted By crashmaster
Yeah, Baja sucks. Too crowded, no good riding,...

Yeah, Baja sucks. Too crowded, no good riding, and its dangerous.
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 22,985
Posted By crashmaster
:eek1 Huge score on the weather. :freaky When I...

:eek1 Huge score on the weather. :freaky When I spent some time there, the glimpses of Cerro Torre and Fitzroy showed how absolutely miserable a Patagonia big wall nail-up can be. Must have been...
Forum: Alaska 05-07-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,368
Posted By crashmaster
Here is a pic off the WR forum. More pics...

Here is a pic off the WR forum.

More pics and windscreen ideas in this thread: http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t146-windshields
...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-06-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,369
Posted By crashmaster
All American KTM, Ramona CA. Small town...

All American KTM, Ramona CA.

Small town family owned shop, staffed by riders and racers, and hands down the best place for all things KTM in SoCal.

Great customer service, very smart mechanic,...
Forum: Alaska 05-05-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,368
Posted By crashmaster
Yep. Some KLR's:...

Yep. Some KLR's: https://sandiego.craigslist.org/search/mcy?zoomToPosting=&catAbb=mcy&query=klr&minAsk=&maxAsk=&excats=

Some DR's...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-05-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,571
Posted By crashmaster
I've only personally met one guy that can...

I've only personally met one guy that can actually push the edge of what the 9X0's capable of doing.

On these bikes you can just sit on the bike, fall over and break your ankle if not wearing good...
Forum: Alaska 05-04-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,368
Posted By crashmaster
I imagine that the stock exhaust is pretty heavy...

I imagine that the stock exhaust is pretty heavy with the CAT stuffed in there, and it sits high up of course. Changing that out might even be a noticeable weight reduction, but it will cost $$$.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-03-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,571
Posted By crashmaster
Inexpensive 9X0's are out there. For example, my...

Inexpensive 9X0's are out there. For example, my 07 990 with around 70K miles on the clock, lots of dings and battlescars, front subframe is a little crooked, rear subframe crooked as well, and none...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-02-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,186
Posted By crashmaster
That was the problem with my 07 when it was...

That was the problem with my 07 when it was stalling, mis adjusted throttle cable/secondary butterfly stepper motor position.
Forum: Alaska 05-02-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,368
Posted By crashmaster
I didn't have any issues with mine. It lined up...

I didn't have any issues with mine. It lined up well. There is a small 1/4" gap where the tank, seat and bike plastics come together. Some guys have an issue with the way it looks because the lines...
Forum: Alaska 05-02-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,368
Posted By crashmaster
Good to know. I bought it with the attitude that...

Good to know. I bought it with the attitude that "well, its a 250," so I'll probably just leave mine completely stock since I really like the quiet exhaust and might even weld a little 45 degree...
Forum: Latin America 04-30-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,159
Posted By crashmaster
I completely understand TV's point and I...

I completely understand TV's point and I understand canoeguy. Sometimes the reality just sucks though.

The condo complex I lived at in California was burglarized some years back. Lots of stuff...
Forum: Alaska 04-30-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,368
Posted By crashmaster
You can just let the stock seat break in your...

You can just let the stock seat break in your butt? :lol3
Forum: Latin America 04-30-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,391
Posted By crashmaster
:rofl Thinking maybe this fall, after...

:rofl



Thinking maybe this fall, after fishing season of course. :D
Forum: Alaska 04-30-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,368
Posted By crashmaster
Does the 606 front work any better on the WR than...

Does the 606 front work any better on the WR than the MT-21? Been using the MT-21 on my 990 for years now and I have been very happy with it. About 5K miles out of it if I flip it around half way...
Forum: Face plant 04-30-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,222
Posted By crashmaster
To supplement the new tires I would add a good...

To supplement the new tires I would add a good pair of Motocross boots, necessary gear riding a big heavy DS bike. Without them, even a 0 mph get off can break your ankle. My SIDI Crossfires have...
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