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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-29-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 17,167
Posted By sideup
Trials fun?

Apple Jam,
Just throwing this out there : If you have a few logs/ rocks, slopes or side hills to Plonk on I will be more than happy to throw my trials bike in the van so anyone who has never tried...
Forum: Vendors 09-29-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 125,247
Posted By sideup
Yes we will be there and will be glad to show the...

Yes we will be there and will be glad to show the local Mosko Moto gear off. We have the 30 & 40 BC duffles and the 35 BC panniers. Also the pouches also. Look for the red sprinter van. Jack
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-27-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 282,059
Posted By sideup
One would think that the marketing geniuses of...

One would think that the marketing geniuses of these companies would look at the aging rider demographic, and also the people with the most deposable income and think "you know the longer we can...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By sideup
Mosko Moto -Soft Bags for Hard Riding

Check out the new Mosko Moto Bag System. I think you will be impressed on the innovative designs and affordable pricing. First production bags just arriving to people the past two week. People are...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-27-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 282,059
Posted By sideup
JDJ, Good report, Washington is a beautiful...

JDJ, Good report, Washington is a beautiful State, the view from theses ridges are amazing.

75 year old! No moss growing on your motorcycle is there? The mid-sized bikes are made for this...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By sideup
Fuse - Good thought. Also check the electrical...

Fuse - Good thought. Also check the electrical connector at the rear top part of the tank. That it is not loose. In any case still under warranty , right?
Forum: Vendors 09-26-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 125,247
Posted By sideup
Lean Assembly Operation

Andrew, Pete,
Great photos of your LEAN assembly operation. On the fly simple and flexible. K.I.S.S. Right?
Keep up the great work.
Picked up my bags yesterday ! Yeah:clap

Pete, hope you are...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 18,666
Views: 2,041,883
Posted By sideup
Switched from a 990 to. 690 this year after 4...

Switched from a 990 to. 690 this year after 4 years on a 990. Just completed the WABDR a couple weeks ago. The 690 is the perfect bike for this type of riding. The simple fact is the 690 is just so...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,976
Views: 632,389
Posted By sideup
Photos Mosko luggage on Rally Raid racks

Link to our Report of our recent trip on WABDR using RR racks and Mosko Bags.
It appears the RR racks carry the panniers lower than the touratech racks.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 834
Views: 208,490
Posted By sideup
I also had a leak at the area you are talking...

I also had a leak at the area you are talking about on a brand new tank. The leak was from one of the brass threaded inserts. RR customer service was great and shipped me a new tank the next day. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-20-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8,768
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,209,480
Posted By sideup
KTM 690 Seat Concepts Seat -$150

Purchased a Seat Concepts seat. Purchased from a fellow inmate who bought it and used it very little. He sold it because he made his own custom seat.
Great shape , no scuffs , marks, or cuts. ...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 338
Posted By sideup
Mosko Moto bags does WABDR

My wife and I rode the WABDR route two weeks ago on our KTM 690's. We left on Tuesday morning and reached the border a 1 pm on Saturday.
We had pre-ordered our Mosko Moto Pannier Backcountry 35...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-14-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,360
Posted By sideup
I love your Mumbai Taxi line.:rofl I cheer your...

I love your Mumbai Taxi line.:rofl
I cheer your low tech solution but it still bothers me a that such a High-tech bike has this roasted seat/leg issue. KTM test riders must have experienced the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 1,765,733
Posted By sideup
Noah, great letter and thanks for writing it. ...

Noah, great letter and thanks for writing it. After reading about your adventures and others on smaller bikes, in February , my wife and I downsized from 990's to 690's with adventurized stuff.
We...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-12-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 17,167
Posted By sideup
Sideup and Sideup's prettier side (wifey) in.

Sideup and Sideup's prettier side (wifey) in.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-10-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 282,059
Posted By sideup
Dan. Thanks maybe next year you guys can do the...

Dan. Thanks maybe next year you guys can do the north to south route or ORBDR with us.


This afternoon as I pulled into Stevenson where I live I saw three Guys at the gas station on familiar...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-10-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 282,059
Posted By sideup
Sam, Funny thing she has 3 sisters but none, I...

Sam,
Funny thing she has 3 sisters but none, I repeat none, would even consider doing this adventure riding. They don't get it.
If your wife has any questions for Becky just let us know.

By...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-10-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 282,059
Posted By sideup
My wife (Becky) loves this BDR riding. We have...

My wife (Becky) loves this BDR riding. We have done some over the road trips but this riding is our preference.
We have some guidelines for off pavement riding: 1) She rides her own ride and I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-09-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 282,059
Posted By sideup
Rode the entire Route South to North last week.

My wife and I rode the route last week on our KTM 690's. Left on Tuesday morning and reached the border a 1 pm on Saturday. Becky said nothing going on the easy routes, she did great the whole...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-30-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 282,059
Posted By sideup
[QUOTE=rgrhoward;24967969]Well tried my hand at...

[QUOTE=rgrhoward;24967969]Well tried my hand at section 1 this morning. Shot down to Cascade Locks late last night and hoteled it. Things started smooth until i found out my Navigator 5 did not...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-28-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,360
Posted By sideup
I was at the dealer looking at a 1190 R that is...

I was at the dealer looking at a 1190 R that is sold waiting for delivery.
Has anyone thought of an idea of creating some carbon fiber duct work just below the tank that would act as a ram air inlet...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18,666
Views: 2,041,883
Posted By sideup
http://youtu.be/kEtDUvcFR9g Check out...

http://youtu.be/kEtDUvcFR9g

Check out Slavens video.
Unless you are Houdini , no way I can see how to get the shock out without lifting the tank. It is pretty easy to do, and well thought out to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18,666
Views: 2,041,883
Posted By sideup
Yeah that is not good. Still using the stock...

Yeah that is not good. Still using the stock paper filter? Air box should be free of any dirt for long engine life.
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18,666
Views: 2,041,883
Posted By sideup
This damage is something a a surf shop could...

This damage is something a a surf shop could repair for you easy. Find a good surf board repair guy and he can make it like new again. Ding repair 101 , happens to surf boards all the time. Carbon...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 834
Views: 208,490
Posted By sideup
You should have received a reto fitted triangle...

You should have received a reto fitted triangle hose filter vent in your RR install kit. Keep the stock one intact in case you take off the tanks some day.
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 18,666
Views: 2,041,883
Posted By sideup
Those mice have been busy in more ways than one. ...

Those mice have been busy in more ways than one.
Yeah I hate that smell.
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 18,666
Views: 2,041,883
Posted By sideup
Shaun66 I did the flashlight test at some point...

Shaun66 I did the flashlight test at some point during this process to make sure there were no gaps under the sealing flange of the plastic air box. I would be very pleased if I could find another...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18,666
Views: 2,041,883
Posted By sideup
Texanate thank you very much for doing this...

Texanate thank you very much for doing this comparison. Very good explaination.
You are right the plastic squeeze out is a random issue. You must have got air box that was assembled on a Monday....
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18,666
Views: 2,041,883
Posted By sideup
I did what you did the first time also. That...

I did what you did the first time also. That rear hose clamp secures the rubber boot to the plastic air box. The boot runs all the way up into the air box which means you have snake it out of the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18,666
Views: 2,041,883
Posted By sideup
TexaNate, I agree with you that does seem to be a...

TexaNate, I agree with you that does seem to be a hassle to get your lid on. Just do me a favor , check your front corners of the box as it sounds like there still could be some interference with...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18,666
Views: 2,041,883
Posted By sideup
These photos show exactly what one doesn't want...

These photos show exactly what one doesn't want to see right after removing the air filter. A fine uniform coating of fine dust inside the air box. This is with the greased lip on the filter as...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18,666
Views: 2,041,883
Posted By sideup
sprouty : when you say "neither" are you...

sprouty : when you say "neither" are you referring to US Uni and AU Uni or Foam vs. Paper. If you say foam vs. paper I have to agree with itnanti my paper filter was greased all around the lip and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18,666
Views: 2,041,883
Posted By sideup
endurofever: The first bike I did the same as...

endurofever: The first bike I did the same as you and just stuffed some clean shop towels down into the box and use a knife and a dermal drum sander. It worked just fine also. Just used a shop vac...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18,666
Views: 2,041,883
Posted By sideup
Good to know. Can you post a close up photo of...

Good to know. Can you post a close up photo of the rubber profile? Thanks
Same cost right? How much is freight from Au? Always good to keep a spare oiled up for quick change out. I do like the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18,666
Views: 2,041,883
Posted By sideup
Ditch the paper filter / clean up the KTM air box plastic

After experimenting with trying to seal the 690 air box from dirt using the paper filter I concluded as others the paper filter is worthless for dirt riding. I also have a 990 and it's designed to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18,666
Views: 2,041,883
Posted By sideup
Silly question but you did use filter oil to...

Silly question but you did use filter oil to saturate your uni-filter? And then squeeze out excess. The filter looks pretty dry from the photo. Would seem pretty hard for grease to migrate around the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,701
Posted By sideup
Lined up very easy , no force require to start...

Lined up very easy , no force require to start bolt a all.
Sorry didn't see post till now.
Slip on your muffler, install the hanger bolt first then tighten the other mounting bolts.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 302,735
Posted By sideup
see above

see above
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,598
Posted By sideup
Click the imagine tool button (mountain/sun)...

Click the imagine tool button (mountain/sun) above the text box instead of the "add attachment" in the add files box below. That only lets you add one photo at a time.
The imagine button let you...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,701
Posted By sideup
http://sideup.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/FMF-2014-ktm...

http://sideup.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/FMF-2014-ktm-690/i-Z8GTFfN/0/S/DSC00538-S.jpg

http://sideup.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/FMF-2014-ktm-690/i-HcqxKBj/0/S/DSC00543-S.jpg
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