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Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9,243
Views: 403,728
Posted By DesertRatliff
Well I have a bag of hammers and they are...

Well I have a bag of hammers and they are terrible off-road
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9,243
Views: 403,728
Posted By DesertRatliff
I always felt it was pretty easy to be fast on my...

I always felt it was pretty easy to be fast on my WRR. There isn't much low-end torque, but it somehow managed to tractor up most situations I put it in.

On one particular ride, I was out with...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18,012
Views: 1,921,982
Posted By DesertRatliff
Anyone have good/bad experience with this manual...

Anyone have good/bad experience with this manual fan switch:
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9,243
Views: 403,728
Posted By DesertRatliff
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9,243
Views: 403,728
Posted By DesertRatliff
Until XXX brand builds a bike to suit all of our...

Until XXX brand builds a bike to suit all of our diverse needs, I think most of us can agree that modding and altering will always be a part of the process. I wouldn't call it throwing money at...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9,243
Views: 403,728
Posted By DesertRatliff
Just to clear the air so someone doesn't...

Just to clear the air so someone doesn't mistakenly take the path I did in an effort to be "value minded". You know...for posterity:

Brand spankin' leftover WRR (first new bike ever!!!)-$5500 OTD....
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9,243
Views: 403,728
Posted By DesertRatliff
^^^ My apologies too. Cock weasel was totally...

^^^
My apologies too. Cock weasel was totally out of line. In fact, anything in the Mustela family is just taking it too far (Ass Badger?...come on!) :lol3

The WR is a good appliance, even great...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9,243
Views: 403,728
Posted By DesertRatliff
^^^ Thought I accurately answered the thread's...

^^^
Thought I accurately answered the thread's original question. Just goes to show everything is relative and subjective to every cock weasel's own opinion.

My orange bike rules and blows the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9,243
Views: 403,728
Posted By DesertRatliff
I can finally ad some perspective to this thread...

I can finally ad some perspective to this thread instead of just following it. As a former WRR owner, I just bought a new-to-me 2010 KTM 690 R. I ride trails on the weekends, a 60 mile daily commute...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3,599
Views: 1,656,532
Posted By DesertRatliff
Lousy small pic, but wanted to say thanks for the...

Lousy small pic, but wanted to say thanks for the inspiration Noah!

That's right, KTM: I've been following Noah and his trip for a while now and both are a big reason for my latest purchase....
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,336
Posted By DesertRatliff
Beautiful work, MasterMarine. You've successfully...

Beautiful work, MasterMarine. You've successfully made me yearn for a 500EXC and my decision between that bike and a 690R much more difficult. Great info though. I hope whichever bike I go with next...
Forum: The Garage 05-23-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,637
Posted By DesertRatliff
:lurk Great info guys. Thank you. For the...

:lurk Great info guys. Thank you.

For the last 10 years, my home and shop have been a 55 mile trip round trip to a decent hardware store. I work on my motos, but also have a penchant for...
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,637
Posted By DesertRatliff
Good, quick info guys, thank you. Good to...

Good, quick info guys, thank you.

Good to hear you like your Irwin set. They make some great stuff and was the direction I was inclined to go. Precision tools like this are something I don't...
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,637
Posted By DesertRatliff
Best Metric Tap and Die Set

I really would like to invest in a nice tap and die set. I talked with the MAC tools rep here in town and the set he suggested is on backorder.

Does anyone have experience with a quality metric...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By DesertRatliff
+1 on that. My bike does well on elevations from...

+1 on that. My bike does well on elevations from 0-13K ft. But I've run into all kinds of trouble with tank venting. Check the vent lines and make sure those o-rings on the cap are seated properly.
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 3,599
Views: 1,656,532
Posted By DesertRatliff
Winter's over here in Durango and I finally had...

Winter's over here in Durango and I finally had some time to put up the skis and pull out the bike along with getting caught up on your adventure. Thanks Noah. Great stuff. Subscribed.
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By DesertRatliff
839 miles/50 mpg= 16.78 gallons * $3.50/gallon=...

839 miles/50 mpg= 16.78 gallons * $3.50/gallon= $58.73.

Last time I was there, I paid around $4 for shrimp tacos and $2 gringo price on a Tecate. Family in Flagstaff and San Diego help the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By DesertRatliff
I paid ~$65 for a shapely piece of plastic sent...

I paid ~$65 for a shapely piece of plastic sent to my door... exactly the $$ I'd need to get to Ensenada and eat shrimp tacos for lunch.

I won't derail this one on the virtures of being a cheap...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By DesertRatliff
Have run a Phoenix on my KLR for over 10,000...

Have run a Phoenix on my KLR for over 10,000 miles. It's been to Baja and all over the west. I had to bolster my stock sub-frame, but the Phoenix itself is a very nice piece. Improved wind protection...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By DesertRatliff
I say go for it! KLR's are easy to work on and...

I say go for it! KLR's are easy to work on and the amount of information and support on the net alone are amazing. Like someone else said, if the bottom is toast, too, part it out. Even with a blown...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 44,182
Views: 8,458,678
Posted By DesertRatliff
Safari tank?

Has anyone heard what's going on with the Safari tank for our WR? Haven't been able to find one for over a year now.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-14-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2,074
Views: 557,932
Posted By DesertRatliff
^ In 2010 there was a place in Guerrero Negro...

^ In 2010 there was a place in Guerrero Negro that made us a "proper" cup o' joe. Wasn't cheap, but it was a nice treat after a month of the powdered stuff.
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,203,239
Posted By DesertRatliff
well if it's un-stickied, I guess we'll have to...

well if it's un-stickied, I guess we'll have to keep it at the top. Here's a bump and huge thank you to the team. Best entertainment on the net and probably responsible for me dropping out of life to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 44,182
Views: 8,458,678
Posted By DesertRatliff
As an owner of a heavily modded KLR and a WR/R,...

As an owner of a heavily modded KLR and a WR/R, I'd always wondered about the 610. Not interested in the 630 for access to parts/lack of aftermarket and the Terra does nothing for me, but the 610...
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By DesertRatliff
Thanks for the tip. Gonna do the quote thing on...

Thanks for the tip. Gonna do the quote thing on uship and talk with some of the local companies. Good advice all around
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By DesertRatliff
Off topic but...best auto transport/shipping company?

Hi,

Trading my 87 4Runner for a 3.4L supercharger and fuel mods for my Tacoma. The 4Runner is dead reliable, but I don't have the time or desire to drive it 800 miles to Los Angeles area from...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 44,182
Views: 8,458,678
Posted By DesertRatliff
Graves Full System Spark Arrested Silencer

WR250R/X owners-

Just got official word that a spark arrested silencer will be available for the Graves full system. Good news for those that need a USFS approved spark arrestor for trails and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3,520
Views: 682,229
Posted By DesertRatliff
Yes...cause nothing spells "attention whore" like...

Yes...cause nothing spells "attention whore" like romping around the West on a scratched up, clapped out KLR. :rofl

Now let me show you pictures of my '87 4Runner and 1970's Harvest Gold kitchen....
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3,520
Views: 682,229
Posted By DesertRatliff
I think you got it right Spikes...The TR650 is...

I think you got it right Spikes...The TR650 is the first bike since the X-Challenge came out that got my attention. There were just too many short comings in the stock X-Challenge (or any of the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3,520
Views: 682,229
Posted By DesertRatliff
Sigh...another go-anywhere-do-anything KLR owner...

Sigh...another go-anywhere-do-anything KLR owner that was serioulsy interested in what could have been its replacement. After years of waiting for a 640 Adventure update or a 660 Tenere to come...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 916
Posted By DesertRatliff
Another common mistake that got me after a crash...

Another common mistake that got me after a crash was my Moose skid plate mounts had moved enough to interfere with the shifting. I thought I'd lost first gear and my gear box was toast when all it...
Forum: Face plant 09-19-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,905
Posted By DesertRatliff
Thanks for sharing. Gives me a little more piece...

Thanks for sharing. Gives me a little more piece of mind as I had an off on dirt just south of there that was only bad enough to scare the fun out of it for a few days, but definitely had me...
Forum: Face plant 09-18-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,905
Posted By DesertRatliff
First off, I wish you a speedy recovery and hope...

First off, I wish you a speedy recovery and hope the hand heals soundly.

I always cringe when I go past the "Face Plant" threads. Never like hearing about or seeing crashes. This one has me...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-06-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2,074
Views: 557,932
Posted By DesertRatliff
Please enlighten me...what's whitebait? Didn't...

Please enlighten me...what's whitebait? Didn't get to have that in NZ when I was there.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 810
Posted By DesertRatliff
+1 on swearing by SeaFoam. Great stuff. ...

+1 on swearing by SeaFoam. Great stuff.

Also, anytime I've had a choke issue on my KLR650 it was due to the plastic choke fitting at the carb (where the cable/plunger attach to the carb) being...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,662
Posted By DesertRatliff
144 Kilos. Ouch! Even if that is the wet weight,...

144 Kilos. Ouch! Even if that is the wet weight, it's more than 20 pounds heavier than my already portly skid-plated and wet WR250X/R (at least as per the bathroom scale).
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-20-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,102
Posted By DesertRatliff
Nice guys! That's what I'm talkin' about!

Nice guys! That's what I'm talkin' about!
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 44,182
Views: 8,458,678
Posted By DesertRatliff
Amazing photos. Thanks for sharing!!

Amazing photos. Thanks for sharing!!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-04-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3,720
Views: 819,550
Posted By DesertRatliff
A ride from Druango to Mt. Hood, here part of the...

A ride from Druango to Mt. Hood, here part of the way on the old Pony Express route somewhere in Utah.



http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3129/2905893130_c7ac24f0a6_z.jpg
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-22-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,102
Posted By DesertRatliff
Been done before? Can someone point me to that...

Been done before? Can someone point me to that thread? Otherwise, post up inmates...
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