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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,226
Posted By Motomochila
Since the OP will need to butcher the 525 frame...

Since the OP will need to butcher the 525 frame to fit a 690, one could easily assume he could also cut the frame numbers off the same frame to fit to the XRR. Once all the KTM forks, triples,...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,447
Posted By Motomochila
Ultimate suspension design...or uber slick...

Ultimate suspension design...or uber slick design. What's upside down about it? If anything the old stuff is upside down.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,226
Posted By Motomochila
Still putting my money on a XRR frame for this...

Still putting my money on a XRR frame for this project. Aluminum frame, easy suspension swap, room for electronics, cheap parts.....and the motor will fit with minimal mods. Damn, I just might...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 751
Posted By Motomochila
Consider a Hidanau in the rear and a Michelin...

Consider a Hidanau in the rear and a Michelin Desert AT up front. Air up for road on the front tire. I rode Baja to the tip and back with this setup. I cut the groves just a bit larger for extra...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,226
Posted By Motomochila
After reading this thread, I measured up my 690...

After reading this thread, I measured up my 690 motor against my trusty Honda XR650 R and they are much closer than the KTM 520/525. I happen to have a 650 rolling chassis sitting around so I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-24-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By Motomochila
I have an akro on my 2015. It's quieter than the...

I have an akro on my 2015. It's quieter than the stock muffler...with the baffle out. I sure I have the partsaying around. There yours if they are still in my shop.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,226
Posted By Motomochila
I build custom modified bikes. Ive had both...

I build custom modified bikes. Ive had both engines on the bench at the same time. Although the configuration is similar, you will have serious difficulty with swing arm pivot, counter sprocket...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,095
Posted By Motomochila
So....that's the reason the scooters were honking...

So....that's the reason the scooters were honking and yelling at me. My big pig was in their way...My bad. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,226
Posted By Motomochila
Not to burst your bubble here, but I'm laying...

Not to burst your bubble here, but I'm laying bets against the project, and hey if I'm wrong, many beers your way when you and the bike make it to my coordinates.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,095
Posted By Motomochila
While riding in Europe solo in 2013, I...

While riding in Europe solo in 2013, I encountered Lane splitting often very similar to this. Tried it on my 1200 GS Adventure in Paris and Rome. Takes a bit getting used to but there, the cars know...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-21-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 884
Views: 168,620
Posted By Motomochila
Joel, I ride long distance on small stuff. It's a...

Joel, I ride long distance on small stuff. It's a lot more fun. Doing the UTBDR again on a 500 EXC. Trailer to Moab and ride the route on little bikes makes for far more fun. Join in and see what...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-19-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 884
Views: 168,620
Posted By Motomochila
That's cuz we spend more time on our scooters...

That's cuz we spend more time on our scooters then read and write posts.....ceptin' me, since I ain't got nobody to ride with these days. 😎
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 22,844
Views: 2,841,931
Posted By Motomochila
You guys talking bout bras or bikes.......:rofl

You guys talking bout bras or bikes.......:rofl
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,384
Posted By Motomochila
Depending on your weight, springs are all you...

Depending on your weight, springs are all you really need....until you out perform them. There are fork upgrades. I'm not sure there are worth the investment for the performance gains. Remember it's...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 946
Views: 272,216
Posted By Motomochila
Except for that funny flag on the back, you're...

Except for that funny flag on the back, you're looking at my bike too. I'm in the process of designing a set of white with black decals for the orange tank/fairings, and should have some pics within...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Motomochila
These are Flexx bars with Scott's under bar...

These are Flexx bars with Scott's under bar damper, 2in rise with stock cable.
Total rise over stock, 3.5 inches. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By Motomochila
There's a stock muffler in my garage with Zero...

There's a stock muffler in my garage with Zero miles for the next bloke who get his ass smacked. Replaced it with an Akropovik. I make ya a great deal. :deal
2015 F800 GS
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,384
Posted By Motomochila
First and foremost....new riding gear. Harley...

First and foremost....new riding gear. Harley logos clash with adventure bikes. :rofl. Secondly; consider the "new" style of riding you'll be doing. Mostly on road? Or considering forays into the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,300
Posted By Motomochila
Had the same problem with my daughter. The Honda...

Had the same problem with my daughter. The Honda was just too heavy. After looking at all,options, I bought her a 2014 Kawasaki KLX 250. She is just getting her motorcycle license and ready for dual...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9,550
Views: 1,992,818
Posted By Motomochila
Yep the Duc is a bit scary compared to my old...

Yep the Duc is a bit scary compared to my old Supermoto. I'm considering a 500 myself for a mortard setup. Having the EXC set for long distance offroad wouldn't allow a quick swap for SM so I'll...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9,550
Views: 1,992,818
Posted By Motomochila
Hey R6, why the super moto and the Hypermotard?...

Hey R6, why the super moto and the Hypermotard? Granted the 500 EXC/XCW gives you grins ear to ear, but ain't nothing like a 110 HP dirt bike. Just curious...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,333
Posted By Motomochila
I've heard it tastes like chicken.

I've heard it tastes like chicken.
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 61,135
Posted By Motomochila
Offset on the stock 690 and the SX are the same,...

Offset on the stock 690 and the SX are the same, and you're right on the trail not rake. My bad here. If I lower the SX forks 1.5 inches into the clamps, the bike handles like it should, but defeats...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,333
Posted By Motomochila
You can find as much adventure riding the North...

You can find as much adventure riding the North American continent as anywhere else. Come on over and and join me. Most of are civilized, but you will find repulsive people wherever you go. Case in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 61,135
Posted By Motomochila
SMC Triples on an Enduro

OK, big question here for the experts. I installed 300mm SX forks on my 2014 690 to match the Tractive Rally shock. The rake was too far out so I bought a set of SMC adjustable offset triples from...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 61,135
Posted By Motomochila
I aint shrunk much..... ...

I aint shrunk much.....
http://www.johnnyairtime.com/gummtriggerwithcrazymikebowedup.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 61,135
Posted By Motomochila
Helps me ride like I did back when I could do it...

Helps me ride like I did back when I could do it all the time. Less fatigue in almost any off-road situation especially in sand or whoops.
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 61,135
Posted By Motomochila
yep...I know. ...

yep...I know.
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/10/25/article-2477044-18FB4CFD00000578-176_634x354.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 81,552
Posted By Motomochila
alright...auto spellers suck too.....

alright...auto spellers suck too.....
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 61,135
Posted By Motomochila
They don't! I do....:muutt:p3rry

They don't! I do....:muutt:p3rry
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 81,552
Posted By Motomochila
Hey if that was their intent, they didn't even...

Hey if that was their intent, they didn't even hit the bullseye there. It looks like a 50's movie prop attempt to do future. I think they were shooting for the Icon idea of building edgy designs...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 81,552
Posted By Motomochila
Sorry but one fugly motorcycle. Love the brand...

Sorry but one fugly motorcycle. Love the brand and the gear......but turning a SE into a retro mod Scrambler didn't hit your mark. I build prettier bikes and I'm just a mad scientist. . You guys are...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 61,135
Posted By Motomochila
I disagree. Mods are what keeps the motorcycle...

I disagree. Mods are what keeps the motorcycle industry working on new bike technology. They use us lab rats to do all the dumb stuff we do to motorcycles to design the next better model. I changed...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By Motomochila
I did on a 2009 and rode it for three years....

I did on a 2009 and rode it for three years. Modified the suspension and got 11 inches of travel. Baja three times and thousands of offroad miles. The only place it was too hard was the tight turns...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,180
Posted By Motomochila
I originally tried the bracket from the flex...

I originally tried the bracket from the flex bars. That broke on the trail quickly from vibration. I bought a top clamp from highway dirt bikes. Then fabbed a 1/4 plate to fit the space in the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Motomochila
The money you're going to spend to make a 20 plus...

The money you're going to spend to make a 20 plus year bike long distance road worthy would be better spent on a much newer XR 650L. It's already street legal with all the necessary items to get you...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,180
Posted By Motomochila
As promised. Right tank mounted. ...

As promised. Right tank mounted.

http://motomochila.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/custom-built-project/2014-KTM-500-EXC/i-BCRjrkQ/0/L/image-L.jpg

Bike is almost ready for a 1000 miler.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2,586
Views: 431,488
Posted By Motomochila
I rode the piss out of my 2009 with a revalved...

I rode the piss out of my 2009 with a revalved stock shock and new heavier spring. Did Baja...on the race course, twice and Copper canyon, Death Valley, and numerous other rough offroad tracks. When...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,564
Posted By Motomochila
Both this thread and the once mighty XRR died in...

Both this thread and the once mighty XRR died in 2007. We should all leave it that way..... There are far more newer topics in which to opine away the hours..
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By Motomochila
Single cylinder comes to mind.....:rofl

Single cylinder comes to mind.....:rofl
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