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Forum: Orange Crush 08-16-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 37,172
Posted By BigMan73
I'm trying to make KTM ignore your ideas.. :lol3

I'm trying to make KTM ignore your ideas.. :lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 08-16-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 37,172
Posted By BigMan73
One DuPont Teflon can lasts for many thousands of...

One DuPont Teflon can lasts for many thousands of miles. If you finish it before you do the next service, you're over lubing and doing it wrong. I'm not sure what civilized has to do with that.. :huh...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-16-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 37,172
Posted By BigMan73
Yeah, because it is REALLY REALLY hard and...

Yeah, because it is REALLY REALLY hard and requires A LOT OF SKILL to spray some teflon oil from a can on the chain once in 300-500 miles.. :huh
If shaft drive was so good, all moto gp, motocross...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-14-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 37,172
Posted By BigMan73
This is an interesting thought. If KTM does...

This is an interesting thought.
If KTM does scrap the 1190 line, and bring a 900cc bike, it could be a mega seller.

I think they will let 1290 and 1190 coexist. The 1290 would serve as the...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 121,871
Posted By BigMan73
When someone says "Baja Tiger 800 XC build" it by...

When someone says "Baja Tiger 800 XC build" it by definition means a custom build, since it is cannot be any other kind of build. Is there such a thing as 'Stock Baja Tiger 800 XC build'?!? :huh

I...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By BigMan73
+1 I own it and love it

+1
I own it and love it
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 121,871
Posted By BigMan73
BajaDad, I actually learned some useful things...

BajaDad,
I actually learned some useful things from this thread.
But when someone starts a "build thread" everyone expects the OP to share the details of the build, documentation of the process,...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-09-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 37,172
Posted By BigMan73
Fully agree with you. I would move tomorrow...

Fully agree with you.
I would move tomorrow from my DL650, if there was only something to move to.
The BMW F700/F800 is boring and vibey, Tiger 800 is a nice bike, but too fragile and I think it is...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-09-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,161
Posted By BigMan73
1050 makes no sense to me. Too close to 1190. ...

1050 makes no sense to me. Too close to 1190.
But then 1301cc for a 'super adventure' makes no sense to me either. Heck, I had cars with smaller engines!

I'd like to see an 850 cc v-twin. Light...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 36,156
Posted By BigMan73
Thanks for sharing! I'm shooting with a Nikon...

Thanks for sharing!
I'm shooting with a Nikon D5100 (which seems to be quite similar to the 60D), and an ancient but still functioning Nikkor 24-85.
But no CP filter, though I do have an excellent...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 36,156
Posted By BigMan73
Great report, I admire your honesty and...

Great report, I admire your honesty and humbleness

The photography is among the best I've seen on this site. I also always travel with a DSLR in my tank bag.
Can you please share the info of your...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-07-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 45,137
Posted By BigMan73
Sorry, my bad. Mixed up your product with the...

Sorry, my bad. Mixed up your product with the 'Wings
Cover'.

But the question remains (to you too actually):...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-06-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 45,137
Posted By BigMan73
Thanks for the feedback. I have no doubt it...

Thanks for the feedback.
I have no doubt it helps.
My suggestion was a scientific way to accurately measure the heat at different points, not just to see if the heat can affect the ECU.
The...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-02-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 45,137
Posted By BigMan73
Hi Rob, Thanks for your kind words. I don't...

Hi Rob,
Thanks for your kind words.
I don't want to pollute your thread with my project, just wanted to assist potential heat diagnostics solutions. My main interest is to be able to get a KTM 1190...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-29-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 45,137
Posted By BigMan73
One can put a $12 Arduino Nano V3 attached to an...

One can put a $12 Arduino Nano V3 attached to an accurate $1-2 digital thermometer connected via I2C protocol...
I did that with my Strumputer project for DL650. One thermometer is under the seat...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,994,099
Posted By BigMan73
Tam, Glad that at least one of you is...

Tam,
Glad that at least one of you is listening.
As I advised before, you could open a 'product shop' (it is free) with a vendor like zazzle.com and put all your products there for sale.
You...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-23-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,508
Posted By BigMan73
Thanks for the feedback! Where did you get...

Thanks for the feedback!
Where did you get yours from?
Forum: Orange Crush 06-22-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,508
Posted By BigMan73
Exactly. My complaints are not to bash the...

Exactly.
My complaints are not to bash the bike, but to get it better.
KTM are listening for sure and reading ADVRider. They are a dynamic and smart company.


I didn't ride Triumph tiger 1200...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-22-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,508
Posted By BigMan73
I hope so, because I will be test riding the "new...

I hope so, because I will be test riding the "new 1190", and if it is better, and answers my wish list, I'm a buyer.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-22-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,508
Posted By BigMan73
Point 6 doesn't conflict with the other points,...

Point 6 doesn't conflict with the other points, and actually you failed to show a conflict.
If I want to take a bike RTW I'd like to have cruise control for those long high way runs (it is very...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-22-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,508
Posted By BigMan73
Actually you got it completely wrong. I ride a...

Actually you got it completely wrong.
I ride a Suzuki DL650 V-Strom, and I go off-road with it as much as I can.
I really don't like BMW GS. There is no sarcasm here.

What I wanted to see in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,994,099
Posted By BigMan73
Assuming you have 10,000 distinct viewers, note...

Assuming you have 10,000 distinct viewers, note that 1.7M views *doesn't* mean 1.7M people, and 10% of that (1000 viewers) donate you $20 (a very reasonable amount) then you have $20K. You won't be...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,994,099
Posted By BigMan73
+3 I'd like to hear the 'cut scenes' edition. :D

+3
I'd like to hear the 'cut scenes' edition. :D
Forum: Orange Crush 06-12-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,508
Posted By BigMan73
KTM needs to add: 1. Much better heat...

KTM needs to add:
1. Much better heat management. I cannot see myself riding that heat generator more than 30 minutes without pain.
2. Cruise Control
3. Larger tank - 8 Gallons
4. More...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,994,099
Posted By BigMan73
Ed finds the fountain of youth and orders...

Ed finds the fountain of youth and orders everybody to call him Q :evil
He invents a kind of beer and names it "Chimay" that the locals must drink in his honor once a week but no more. Tam is named...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,994,099
Posted By BigMan73
Forgot to mention that the USD exchange ratio is...

Forgot to mention that the USD exchange ratio is low vs the strong NIS, aka Shekel, currency.
This is good for you as you get more USD from the same amount of Shekels.
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,994,099
Posted By BigMan73
Lalo, Israel has insanely high cost for...

Lalo,
Israel has insanely high cost for motorcycles due to high taxation.
The Israeli MSRP for new bikes is about 3 times higher than US MSRP
I would sell in a high market, you might actually get...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,994,099
Posted By BigMan73
Hey Lalo, I hope inmate #FD177 is not suffering...

Hey Lalo,
I hope inmate #FD177 is not suffering too much.
Your fishing "jail time" is limited in time, so consider yourself lucky.

Yesterday we went out with friends to NYC, to watch Comedy...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 121,871
Posted By BigMan73
These Baja tigers are the coolest things I...

These Baja tigers are the coolest things I remember since DR-BIGs in Paris-Dakar back in the late 80s.

I love the fact that they are built from 100% stock bikes, and that the modifications can be...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-26-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6,765
Views: 1,552,865
Posted By BigMan73
test rode the std today

the bike is comfortable for my 6''5', yet I liked that it feels light and narrow, almost the same 'form factor' as a tiger 800. The BMW GSA 1200 seemed much heavier and larger.
All the controls were...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-10-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 40,563
Posted By BigMan73
respect!

respect!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-10-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 978
Views: 40,563
Posted By BigMan73
:( Thank you dear! I really wanted to make...

:(
Thank you dear!

I really wanted to make it, had a blast with y'all last time, but my wife has arranged for a family vacation in Texas. Little chance but maybe I can make it to COTA to see...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-11-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 40,563
Posted By BigMan73
Thanks, man. I will miss you guys too. That event...

Thanks, man. I will miss you guys too. That event was epic.
I'll try to join the Berkshires and next CnR

There is a chance I can escape on 4/13, while the family go to SixFlags, for one day and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-11-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 40,563
Posted By BigMan73
Not aware of of this, but sounds good! I can...

Not aware of of this, but sounds good! I can surely try
Can you point me to the right thread/url please?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-11-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 40,563
Posted By BigMan73
Hey guys! BigMango here :) I'd love to...

Hey guys!
BigMango here :)

I'd love to join but I can't.
Going with family to Texas, it is Spring break for the kids.

Have a great time, and burn it again!

I'll try to join the fall/next...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-19-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6,765
Views: 1,552,865
Posted By BigMan73
Thanks for clarifying this.

Thanks for clarifying this.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-18-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 6,765
Views: 1,552,865
Posted By BigMan73
Drilling sounds like a terrible idea. Besides the...

Drilling sounds like a terrible idea. Besides the warranty issues, it is just dangerous as you might be weakening the frame. Also, most likely you will find out that your idea doesn't work as...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-14-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6,765
Views: 1,552,865
Posted By BigMan73
Black Dog - Facebook, Product Testing the New KTM 1190R Adventure

Saw this today on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152178355374242.1073741837.185139414241&type=1

Good to see that the after market vendors are taking the KTM 1190 ADV...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-27-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6,765
Views: 1,552,865
Posted By BigMan73
Stability Programming Takes Bosch ABS to the Next Level

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/features/no_drop_antilock_mc_garage/

http://image.motorcyclistonline.com/f/features/no_drop_antilock_mc_garage/59970362+w620/MCY0214-MCG-001.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 01-23-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6,765
Views: 1,552,865
Posted By BigMan73
I'm also skeptical of this. Magazines testers...

I'm also skeptical of this.
Magazines testers have ridden factory KTMs equipped with TKC-80. Nobody complained about any issue with the tires, quite the opposite.
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