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Forum: The Garage 01-05-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,450
Posted By matteblack
It's not that hard. Done it once or twice. Get a...

It's not that hard. Done it once or twice. Get a good vibe from the remote seller from lots of emails, pictures, and phone calls. If you decide you want the bike, take a risk on a cheap flight ticket...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 377
Posted By matteblack
WTB Triumph Sprint GT

Please PM me if you'd like to sell, or consider a trade for a 2007 KTM 990 Adventure.
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6,969
Views: 2,291,572
Posted By matteblack
Wow

Holy moly. I've finally made it. Caught up after spending regular lunchtimes, evenings, and the odd work hour over the last few weeks reading your reports. Over 5400 postings. Spectacular. Let me add...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,001
Posted By matteblack
Thanks all for the quick replies. I had only...

Thanks all for the quick replies. I had only recieved a couple of replies by the time we tracked down a mechanic in the town we were staying in, although with the additional details and pictures in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,001
Posted By matteblack
Urgent. Need help. In Ecuador with Honda XL200 problems

Hello inmates. I´m in Ecuador riding motorcycles with my new wife on our honeymoon (yes, she´s amazing). We´ve rented motorcycles and are doing a 10 day tour. My wife´s bike is a Honda XL200 - not...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-11-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By matteblack
Interesting! I had heard of the slave problems...

Interesting! I had heard of the slave problems and contemplated that as something I might do down the road. Funny I didn't associate that with this problem. Good news I guess! I'll do some hunting...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-10-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By matteblack
i'm assuming my clutch is toast?

Hey inmates -- quick question. I have a 2007 990 Adventure. I was out with my lovely wife for a ride this last weekend (she did her first water crossing! Rock star!), and I developed an issue with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4,627
Views: 812,996
Posted By matteblack
been looking for one of these high fenders in...

been looking for one of these high fenders in silver and tried a few online places, but even the ones that say "in stock" don't seem to have it. i even ordered from the UK, but then they didn't have...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 34,666
Posted By matteblack
Hamon - I'm only up to page 6, but really...

Hamon - I'm only up to page 6, but really enjoying your report. Thank you! I was also bummed to realize that I'd missed you on your way up the East Coast - you would have had a place to stay in DC....
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4,627
Views: 812,996
Posted By matteblack
Thanks so much for the info on fenders and...

Thanks so much for the info on fenders and handguards guys. Very helpful. Will try to post pics when I have them installed.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4,627
Views: 812,996
Posted By matteblack
Fender and Handguards

Hey inmates! Just bought a 2000 Super Sherpa for my fiancee to learn on (and me to play around on). It has the high KLR250 green fender and we're not in love with so much Kawi green. Also, we want to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,074
Posted By matteblack
Geometrician is right - don't plan on loading the...

Geometrician is right - don't plan on loading the bike into the back of a u-haul on their premises or in front of their employees. When I did it, the store manager picked me up at the garage I was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,074
Posted By matteblack
Well done and congrats on the new bike! ...

Well done and congrats on the new bike!

Bottom line - be prepared like you would on any long-distance trip this time of year, with the right clothes, gear, tools, and spares, but probably no...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,878
Posted By matteblack
Thanks for the replies so far. I want to be...

Thanks for the replies so far.

I want to be able to wear suit pants under them for work, for sure, so they need to be at least functional for that.

The BMG pioneer pants look great. How come...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,878
Posted By matteblack
Question Alternatives to Darien or AD1 pants?

I'm looking for a new pair of fall/winter riding pants. These are my criteria:


100% bombproof waterproof (goretex or similar prefered - none of this zip-in liner crap)
abrasion resistant...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-21-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,791
Posted By matteblack
This is great info. Thanks guys!

This is great info. Thanks guys!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-17-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,791
Posted By matteblack
Parking light / license plate light bulb question

I need to replace the small bulb that illuminates the license plate at the rear of my 2007 KTM 990 Adventure. I think it's the same bulb that's used for the parking light and perhaps a couple of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 520,354
Posted By matteblack
Hi there ladies. Been following your post partly...

Hi there ladies. Been following your post partly because I'm interested in the Tigers, and partly because your travels are bringing back memories of my own trip to the Dempster in 2008. I rode up...
Forum: Vendors 06-24-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 44,572
Posted By matteblack
Hontri - Thanks again for the tray. Went in a...

Hontri - Thanks again for the tray. Went in a treat. Easy install and looks really nice and like it's meant to be there.
Forum: Vendors 06-07-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 44,572
Posted By matteblack
Hi there. Checking in again on the trays. Will...

Hi there. Checking in again on the trays. Will need to have mine in hand by June 15 in order to install before trip. Possible? Thanks.
Forum: Vendors 05-13-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 44,572
Posted By matteblack
Hontri - Do you have an ETA of when these...

Hontri -

Do you have an ETA of when these might be ready? I'm getting ready for a trip this summer and ideally would like my tray in place before I head out!

Thanks!

matteblack
Forum: Trip Planning 04-27-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 572,920
Posted By matteblack
Blue Ridge Parkway/Skyline Drive near Charlottesville, VA

My wife and I have 37 acres about 20 minutes west of Charlottesville, VA and 10 minutes to Blue Ridge Parkway/Skyline Drive at Afton. Lots of room to camp and nice views. Garage with limited tools...
Forum: Vendors 04-26-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 44,572
Posted By matteblack
Please put me down for a new version (angled) in...

Please put me down for a new version (angled) in black.

matteblack.
Forum: Vendors 01-11-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,544
Posted By matteblack
I'll take two. PM sent.

I'll take two. PM sent.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 07-11-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 25,092
Posted By matteblack
Chip - word doc received. Thanks! ...

Chip - word doc received. Thanks!

Matteblack
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 07-11-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,243
Sticky: TetS
Views: 113,671
Posted By matteblack
Chip - word doc received. Thanks! ...

Chip - word doc received. Thanks!

Matteblack
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 07-11-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 109,036
Posted By matteblack
Chip - word doc received. Thanks! ...

Chip - word doc received. Thanks!

Matteblack
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-03-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By matteblack
Looking for a knowledgeable wrench to mentor me in the fine art of moto maintenance

Hi all. I'm in my third year of riding, on my forth bike, and have some decent trips under my belt (Arctic Circle/Inuvik one year, Newfoundland another). Now I feel it's time for me to improve my...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,113
Posted By matteblack
Take a look at the Icon PDX jacket. I just bought...

Take a look at the Icon PDX jacket. I just bought one but have not yet tried it in the rain. Various colors including hi-viz yellow and orange. Reflective wording.
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