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Forum: Thumpers Today, 05:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By Motomochila
I put them on my 2009 and now in my 2014 with...

I put them on my 2009 and now in my 2014 with Rally Raid fairing, and my 500EXC. Best light ever. Wire the light to your stock switch to run only two Crees for street riding. They sell a dimmer as...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-30-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Motomochila
Congrats.....I think. Embarking on a new...

Congrats.....I think. Embarking on a new adventure solo is a good thing when you need to clear the head of less desirable issues. Have the exact same bike and same color...and as I write this, I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,578
Posted By Motomochila
Not sure why anybody wants these bikes unless it...

Not sure why anybody wants these bikes unless it is only to have another KTM. At over 400 lbs., it's not much different then a BMW 700/800 or a 650 Kawasaki. A lightweight adventurer? No way. What we...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-23-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 32,704
Views: 3,248,029
Posted By Motomochila
Welcome aboard...and for the adventures you take....

Welcome aboard...and for the adventures you take. Any time you ride that beast you're on an adventure just keeping the wheels pointing in the right direction. Mine gives me more grins than any other...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By Motomochila
Ktm dealer in Vegas. Worth the round trip.

Ktm dealer in Vegas. Worth the round trip.
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 925
Posted By Motomochila
Naw....big bikes on the trail are soooo much fun....

Naw....big bikes on the trail are soooo much fun.

http://ozrob.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycle-Travels/i-ZTgHRSr/0/M/Pic1228077-M.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,314
Posted By Motomochila
It's a joke! $10,000 motorcycle with crap wiring....

It's a joke! $10,000 motorcycle with crap wiring. I've tried to clean up mine but without a complete wiring harness it won't happen. Considering a custom harness built. So far quotes have been...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 72,442
Posted By Motomochila
Baja designs "Stryker XL" I run half for street...

Baja designs "Stryker XL" I run half for street and full for offroad. Daylight up to 200 feet. I run their lights on all my bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Motomochila
Buy a Lynx fairing with better lighting, an...

Buy a Lynx fairing with better lighting, an adjustable windscreen, and call it good. You'll spend far less time and be much happier over your results.
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 72,442
Posted By Motomochila
Whatever the naysayers will tell you against a...

Whatever the naysayers will tell you against a Cush hub, don't listen. Buy one and you will be happy you did. I have a 2014 500EXC I ride adventure style. My recent ride only last week was 300 miles...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By Motomochila
It must be operating on one cylinder to be listed...

It must be operating on one cylinder to be listed here. Maybe not the best deal then. No wonder it's leaking oil. :huh
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 92,753
Posted By Motomochila
What the hell Rikki, leave caution to the wind...

What the hell Rikki, leave caution to the wind and buy both. I did, and kept the big adventure to boot. You can't take with you.......
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-11-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,768
Posted By Motomochila
That ain't so bad. Mine was parked in the garage...

That ain't so bad. Mine was parked in the garage and I ended up spending $3 grand for a fix. Sitting safe and sound with a cover on it and without warning, it got all farkled up. Seems my most...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Motomochila
Nice rack, but that was the ugliest bike ever...

Nice rack, but that was the ugliest bike ever built. My buddy had one and we laughed at him so much, he stopped riding.......Hey, did you buy that thing in Ohio? :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9,915
Views: 2,073,019
Posted By Motomochila
So....I looked under the seat and in the owners...

So....I looked under the seat and in the owners manual but I still can't find the map. Apparently my bike didn't come with one. Am I missing something important ? :confused:scratch
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 18,276
Posted By Motomochila
The bike came from Vietnam like that. I'm now...

The bike came from Vietnam like that. I'm now tearing it apart for a retro-mod racer conversion.
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By Motomochila
A hundred years ago Cowboys rolled up their stuff...

A hundred years ago Cowboys rolled up their stuff in a "bed roll". Today you can do the same thing. 6x12 tarp folded in half. Place your stuff between the fold. Fold the ends over. Roll the tarp...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23,352
Views: 2,958,987
Posted By Motomochila
On a European solo trip in 2013, I carried a ...

On a European solo trip in 2013, I carried a small Shorai battery as a spare....just I case of this very same problem. Used it twice when after a few beers, I neglected to turn the key to the "off"...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,006
Posted By Motomochila
I miss kicking the crap out of my 2000 BRP every...

I miss kicking the crap out of my 2000 BRP every time I tossed her on a 4-foot whooped out section. Wasn't enough to be riding a bike heavier than everyone else, (and loosing 10 pounds of sweat),...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23,352
Views: 2,958,987
Posted By Motomochila
The last time I stole an inmates 690, it was...

The last time I stole an inmates 690, it was quite easy to bypass the ignition and the steering lock. Unplug the key wires and jump the start button to the "Hot" wire on the ignition to the start....
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,006
Posted By Motomochila
Yep. You're 50 ! For God sake man, you'll give...

Yep. You're 50 ! For God sake man, you'll give yourself a heart attack kicking that thing on a hill. Get yourself a KTM 500 or 690. That will both run circles around the BRP.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 19,334
Posted By Motomochila
When I ride my F800 GSA, I feel 80 when I have to...

When I ride my F800 GSA, I feel 80 when I have to pick it up after a crash in the dirt. When I ride my Hypermotard, I feel like I just went through puberty. When the pretty girl on her BMW 650 smiles...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,185
Posted By Motomochila
Strange that KTM would drop the best mid weight...

Strange that KTM would drop the best mid weight 690 platform for a much heavier twin. Just what we all need; another 450 pound dirt bike. Looks like I'll be heading back to Honda and the ancient 650L...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,210
Posted By Motomochila
Faastways Flex bars give you the highest...

Faastways Flex bars give you the highest comfortable ride for tall riders without adding sketchy bar risers to already tall bar clamps. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By Motomochila
OK...moving on with the OPs questions. Fuel pump,...

OK...moving on with the OPs questions. Fuel pump, injector and feeler gauges. The rocker should be checked and possibly replaced but only if you find issues like others here. RonninMoto traveled...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,756
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 05-29-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,729
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 05-29-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,756
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 05-29-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,644
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: 3,756
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: 693
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: 3,756
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: 1,301
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: 3,756
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: 1,301
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: 171,320
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: 171,320
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: 23,352
Views: 2,958,987
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: 1,602
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: 989
Views: 283,825
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...
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