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Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 23,144
Posted By Kirkster
Enjoy the 690...

I loved my 690r on our tat trip. Could not have chosen a better bike for me. It does suck about the rear tires though... They seem to wear quickly :rofl...

Once you get out west be careful with...
Forum: Vendors 05-17-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 106,670
Posted By Kirkster
Control

So have you incorporated voice control into the app yet?

They you can have voice control change settings, at least where you have an internet connection.

I for one am ready to rip out my...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 29,188
Posted By Kirkster
Nice report so far... We did the whole TAT last...

Nice report so far... We did the whole TAT last summer and loved it. It looks like they fixed the New Mexico sign up. Did not look like there were any stickers on it (or bullet holes for that...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
Less weight. But the KTM is pretty light...

Less weight. But the KTM is pretty light already. I also found that Fuel Injection is the way to go...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3,837
Views: 1,799,734
Posted By Kirkster
Will agree with RoninMoto on this one... Their...

Will agree with RoninMoto on this one... Their tanks held up quiet nicely to all my drops of the bike when I broke my ribs on my TAT trip and could not hold up the bike when it got more than 15°...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
Work sucks... Now we need to start...

Work sucks...

Now we need to start planning for next year...

I feel some of the TET coming on...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 260,536
Posted By Kirkster
Nice work Doug. Glad to see you made it.. ...

Nice work Doug.

Glad to see you made it.. To bad the weather went south on you...

K
Forum: Vendors 09-10-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 106,670
Posted By Kirkster
I am in... Will shoot the link out...

I am in... Will shoot the link out...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18,923
Views: 2,092,167
Posted By Kirkster
My Anti Gravity battery did just fine on the TAT...

My Anti Gravity battery did just fine on the TAT including when I forgot to turn off the headlight for a long period of time...

Will be looking for one for my race car project...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 45,897
Posted By Kirkster
:jack

:jack
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 17,490
Posted By Kirkster
Ok, I am in... As a fellow IT guy I expect...

Ok,

I am in... As a fellow IT guy I expect some regular updates. Esp41 and I did daily updates. Some days it was really hard. But it sure makes your hit count go up...

K
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,569
Posted By Kirkster
oh yea...

Just finished the TAT at the end of this july. I used and abused the 2012 690r. Mine had a crash or two and a bunch of drops once I broke my ribs. I picked it up and it kept running...

The bike...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
Home...

Bikes made it home with no issues. uship.com was the way to go.

I will have some videos up soon...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 260,536
Posted By Kirkster
Subscribed... Cant wait for some photos... ...

Subscribed...

Cant wait for some photos... :clap
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18,923
Views: 2,092,167
Posted By Kirkster
I have the EVO1 tanks and just a lynx fairing so...

I have the EVO1 tanks and just a lynx fairing so I can see the filter pretty well, really had no problems with water or excess dirt.

I do use filter socks over the RR foam filter and we were...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
Oh yea... They were right in the middle of the...

Oh yea... They were right in the middle of the road, pretty regular and huge, about three shovels full. At first I figured some cowboy was having fun with us. Then we figured out it was the wild...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
we actively drove around every detour sign and...

we actively drove around every detour sign and were able to get through every one except for the active job site in the last bit of Ark about 20 miles from OK. Beetle dung road or something. There...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
Not sure if our milage is way out of wack but we...

Not sure if our milage is way out of wack but we ended with 5187 miles. We did a few side trips.

In the eastern sections you will easily do 220~240 a day. Once you hit NewMexico you can still do...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
ESP41 will put the photos back up as they seem to...

ESP41 will put the photos back up as they seem to have gone missing. Should have it all fixed tonight.

Day 14 15 and 16 seem to have gone in the bit bucket some how.

Update: Should be all...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
Take lots of pictures, can't wait to see the...

Take lots of pictures, can't wait to see the sidecar in Colorado!!!
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
It took us around 29 days of actual riding. Plus...

It took us around 29 days of actual riding. Plus a day for bike maintenance in Colorado, a sick day in Colorado, a day in Moab seeing the sights, three days in Salina Utah waiting for a new clutch,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
Well after 5187 miles I can say that the lynx...

Well after 5187 miles I can say that the lynx fairing kind of holds up well. ESP41 had the dash portion of his break due to vibration which we fixed with an aluminum backing plate and epoxy.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
A Few Scratches!!! :rofl:rofl:rofl

A Few Scratches!!! :rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
Day 29

Port Orford and the Beach.

Well since we finished a day early we decided that we would hang out in Port Orford for the day. We did some laundry and then fired up the bikes and headed down Highway...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
Beach day...

Got a bit of riding in today. We figured that we would act like we were here on vacation instead of just pinning the throttle in an easterly direction. Down the 101 a bit. Then onto a beach... ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
Oh, wow. You guys were the ones we saw when we...

Oh, wow. You guys were the ones we saw when we were going to get my ribs X-Rayed. We were not sure if you guys were just out for a weekend trip or something more. You should have waved us down its...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
There was dense tree cover, and we were in it for...

There was dense tree cover, and we were in it for a long while. I am sure if we would have stopped it would have reported... It has been reliable for the trip, I am happy with the spot connect...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
Day 27

Chemault to Tiller Via Crater Lake.

We were so close to Crater Lake that we could not go. So we detoured from the TAT yesterday in order to hit the lake first thing in the morning. Man the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
We will be heading out before 7 to hit crater...

We will be heading out before 7 to hit crater lake. Can't wait.

Not sure, but we did have to run on miles of washboard red crap. Looked like a 6 year old graded it. Felt like it too... It...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
Paper plates

whoever put up the paper plates needs to fess up. That was Freakin Awsome :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
I don't remember 13 miles of poofy dust. There...

I don't remember 13 miles of poofy dust. There was some, but not 13 miles worth. Maybe they came and dropped 12 miles of sharp red rocks in the dust. I sure as hell remember the red rocks...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
Day 25

Denio Junction to Lakeview.

We put our dollar bill up in the Denio Junction bar before we hit the rack the night before.

http://www.limpidity.org/photos/TAT/Day25/Day25_01.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
Broken has the skills, of that there is no doubt....

Broken has the skills, of that there is no doubt. He just got excited and leapt before doing all the research. If he rode one he would never look back. 105hp and weighs less than the Wee with 3...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
take your Wee. Pretend it is the TAT...

take your Wee. Pretend it is the TAT...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,092
Posted By Kirkster
Well we flashed this pic of you to our bar tender...

Well we flashed this pic of you to our bar tender in The Denio Junction bar.

Seems she remembers you to quite well:rofl

You might want to check your credit card bill for the cleanup fee...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
My lynx fairing is fine except for the beauty...

My lynx fairing is fine except for the beauty marks. ESP41 had the black plastic part of the dashboard which is the back of the lynx fairing crack right before where the dashboard bolts to the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
reader challenge.

ok so ESP41 put up the caption photo.

I am putting up the identify this photo.

So what is this?

http://www.limpidity.org/photos/TAT/Day23/Day23_29.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
The cell call

well as we are in the middle of nowhere my headset started quacking indicating that my cell phone was ringing. I clicked the answer button and was greated by the voice of Brokenhiplegarm. We had a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
Dy 23

Battle Mountain to McDermitt- Day 23- ~140 miles

Well Day we left Battle Mountain around 8am and were promptly treated to more plains with goat tracks, ruts, and sugar sand.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,196
Posted By Kirkster
Sounds like we are doing our job... :rofl

Sounds like we are doing our job... :rofl
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