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Forum: Orange Crush 08-15-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By SonoraDave
My highbeam switch gets fouled up when riding in...

My highbeam switch gets fouled up when riding in dusty conditions. Causes the switch not to reset itself when you flash the lights. I had the shop look at it while I was getting new power cables...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-08-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 32,613
Posted By SonoraDave
I heard it was going to be a 1890cc Adventure...

I heard it was going to be a 1890cc Adventure Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!! The current 1190 engine is so under powered. :1drink
Forum: Orange Crush 08-06-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,068
Posted By SonoraDave
That's a nice setup. Those are some of the...

That's a nice setup. Those are some of the cleanest and most pristine tools I have ever seen in a bike tool kit. Especially a KTM kit.:D Just kidding. I really like the Hemisphere bag. I have...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-23-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,240
Posted By SonoraDave
I was checking the bike last week and noticed oil...

I was checking the bike last week and noticed oil dripping on the rear valve cover aswell. I checked the inside of the airbox, equipped with a Uni filter, and discovered a fair bit of oil in the...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-19-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10,463
Views: 2,167,121
Posted By SonoraDave
The mirrors are designed to work with the stock...

The mirrors are designed to work with the stock hand guards using the Rottweiler mounts. I don't think you would have any problems using different hand guards as long as they had a flat mounting...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-18-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10,463
Views: 2,167,121
Posted By SonoraDave
Installed new CRG mirrors with Rottweiler mounts,...

Installed new CRG mirrors with Rottweiler mounts, Rox 1 3/4" risers , Highway Dirt Bike handguards

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss89/dchesson-photos/4AE0BADC-0CAA-4523-B1F7-6555B2A8230B.jpg...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-18-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,907
Posted By SonoraDave
I installed the Highway Dirt Bike guards with 1...

I installed the Highway Dirt Bike guards with 1 3/4" Rox.risers and the CRG mirrors with Rottweiler mirror mounts. It is a very solid setup and the mirrors are amazingly clear with great rear view...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-06-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,548
Posted By SonoraDave
Tell the dealer its Technical Bulletin TB 1409. ...

Tell the dealer its Technical Bulletin TB 1409. It gives them the information and part numbers for the 4 replacement cables. My cables are on order now. My bike has a 11/2013 build day and is on...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-06-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,907
Posted By SonoraDave
Are you using them with the stock hand guards. I...

Are you using them with the stock hand guards. I would like to use these with Highway Dirt Bike guards. Do you think they would work?
Forum: Orange Crush 06-06-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 89,584
Posted By SonoraDave
I brought my bike to the dealer yesterday so they...

I brought my bike to the dealer yesterday so they could inspect the air box. They performed a leak down test and found the front cylinder and rear cylinder at 3%. Is that a good reading of something...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-04-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 89,584
Posted By SonoraDave
That should be easy enough for them to rule out. ...

That should be easy enough for them to rule out. Just unhook the GPS and see if if solves the slow start problem. Sorry, end of hijack. :augie
Forum: Orange Crush 06-04-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 89,584
Posted By SonoraDave
11/2013 The more voices they hear the better...

11/2013

The more voices they hear the better chance we have of getting action. I'm going to really try for an extra year on the factory warranty. I think it is BS that the R only gets a one...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-04-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 404,570
Posted By SonoraDave
Did some exploring of the dirt roads behind...

Did some exploring of the dirt roads behind Bridgeport and Bodie California last weekend. Perfect environment for the bike and a must see if you are in the area.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-04-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 89,584
Posted By SonoraDave
I had dirt in my airbox and informed the dealer. ...

I had dirt in my airbox and informed the dealer. I sent the service manager an email with photos of the dirt in the airbox which he forwarded to KTM USA. They told him to have me bring the bike in...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-04-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 20,733
Posted By SonoraDave
Here is a photo of my front TKC 80 with 4000...

Here is a photo of my front TKC 80 with 4000 miles so far. Probably 1000 of it in the dirt. I'm happy with the on road and off road manners. I'm running 1 oz of Dyna Beads for balance. The sides...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-30-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,330
Posted By SonoraDave
If you have the KTM skidplate the rear slat is an...

If you have the KTM skidplate the rear slat is an excellent beer opener :1drink

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss89/dchesson-photos/19994E91-1594-43E0-8CBD-E88AD4174A18.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 05-29-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 134,609
Posted By SonoraDave
Both the MTC and ABS lights do come on and stay...

Both the MTC and ABS lights do come on and stay lit when you first turn the engine on. When I rode the bike forward about 10 feet the MTC and ABS lights go out. I then put the bike on the...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-28-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 134,609
Posted By SonoraDave
USPSATrevor That's and interesting theory....

USPSATrevor

That's and interesting theory. When this first happened, at least when the brake got hot enough to smoke, I was riding a spirited pace over Sonora Pass on a warm day. The road has been...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-28-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 134,609
Posted By SonoraDave
Bluesilver, I tried pumping the rear brake...

Bluesilver,

I tried pumping the rear brake several times while on the center stand. After pumping the brakes I gave the rear wheel a spin and it spins freely with no binding. Just the normal...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-27-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 134,609
Posted By SonoraDave
+1 on that. I'm lucky to have Thursday, Friday,...

+1 on that. I'm lucky to have Thursday, Friday, and Saturday off so I can go on guilt free rides while the kids are in school.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-27-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 134,609
Posted By SonoraDave
I did the test on the center stand with ABS in...

I did the test on the center stand with ABS in Rode mode, Street riding mode, and engine running. The ABS light did not illuminate during the test. I haven't had a chance to try the brake bleed...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-26-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 134,609
Posted By SonoraDave
When I applied the rear brake the bike was on the...

When I applied the rear brake the bike was on the center stand with the engine running. I put it in gear and slightly released the clutch. When the rear wheel started to spin I applied the front...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-26-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 134,609
Posted By SonoraDave
At first I thought you might be right but after...

At first I thought you might be right but after several test rides to rule this out I don't think it is the case. I've been wearing the same boots for the last 80,000 miles or so on several...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-25-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 134,609
Posted By SonoraDave
Anyone having a problem with the rear brake...

Anyone having a problem with the rear brake getting hot even when not using the rear brakes? Over the weekend I rode over Sonora Pass and took a rest stop and noticed the rear brake was very hot and...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-16-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By SonoraDave
I'm 6 feet 1 inch tall and installed Rox 1 3/4...

I'm 6 feet 1 inch tall and installed Rox 1 3/4 risers and all is well. I had no problems with wire and brake line slack either.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-16-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,671
Posted By SonoraDave
That is the photo I posted of my chain guide a...

That is the photo I posted of my chain guide a couple of months ago and I believe around 2000 miles on the clock. I notified the dealer and they replaced it under warranty. I'm not sure if KTM...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-16-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 968
Views: 89,584
Posted By SonoraDave
Inspected my 2014 R yesterday with 5001 miles on...

Inspected my 2014 R yesterday with 5001 miles on the odometer and found dirt. Maybe 500 miles ridden in dirt and the rest on road. Never been exposed to extreme dust. I installed the UNI Filter...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-12-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,715
Posted By SonoraDave
Seat Concepts. They don't show the 1190...

Seat Concepts. They don't show the 1190 Adventure on their site but when I emailed them about the 1190 they said they are now making it for the bike. I have never had one of their seats but have...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-03-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3,492
Views: 445,821
Posted By SonoraDave
As far as shifting goes try preloading the...

As far as shifting goes try preloading the shifter a bit before shifting. When I do this on my R it slips right into the next gear with no drama. This bike has one of the smoothest transmissions I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-25-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2,768
Views: 180,460
Posted By SonoraDave
THURSDAY @ 5 PM: DINNER COOK OUT AND FUND RAISING...

THURSDAY @ 5 PM: DINNER COOK OUT AND FUND RAISING @ BURGER AND CHILI*
PARTICIPANTS WILL GET 1 TICKET FOR THE SMALL RAFFLE*

Ok this might be a stupid question but I'll ask it anyway. :huh Where...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-25-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2,768
Views: 180,460
Posted By SonoraDave
I'm riding down from Sonora on Thursday. I plan...

I'm riding down from Sonora on Thursday. I plan on leaving Sonora at 0700. If anyone wants to meet up in Merced or somewhere along the way just let me know. I'm taking SR 99 TO SR 155 TO SR 178...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-22-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2,768
Views: 180,460
Posted By SonoraDave
Thanks Joel for the help signing up. I'm looking...

Thanks Joel for the help signing up. I'm looking forward to the trip and getting the new bike dirty. Just installed the radiator guard and new TKC80 up front. I love pretrip planning.
Forum: Vendors 03-17-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 38,551
Posted By SonoraDave
Thumb Received mine a couple of days ago and it's a...

Received mine a couple of days ago and it's a high quality device. Looks great on the bike. I had a problem with my crappy computer during the order process. Brian was very helpful with excellent...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-16-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,923
Posted By SonoraDave
So it sounds like you like the Monterra but it is...

So it sounds like you like the Monterra but it is still in the betta testing phase with its tech. For a guy like me that wants a good all around GPS that works well in the car, on the bike and...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-15-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,923
Posted By SonoraDave
Thanks for the help!!!!:nod I still am a bit...

Thanks for the help!!!!:nod I still am a bit confused just like Gearguywb said. The Montana seems like it would be sufficient but for a few bucks more I could have the latest in GPS tech. I guess...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-15-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,923
Posted By SonoraDave
I've narrowed my GPS search to these two units as...

I've narrowed my GPS search to these two units as well and would like a versatile GPS that works for hiking and riding as well. GPS City has a good deal on the motorcycle package for the Montana 600...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-25-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 134,609
Posted By SonoraDave
I like this method and will give it a shot. ...

I like this method and will give it a shot. Looks easier than removing the shock. I agree that there seems to be a lot of different opinions on proper chain adjustment. I have always favored a...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-24-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 134,609
Posted By SonoraDave
I agree and don't usually let anyone else work on...

I agree and don't usually let anyone else work on my bike. The dealer mechanic didn't impress me with his knowledge of this bike. I'm a bit out of practice dealing with chains because my last bike...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-24-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 134,609
Posted By SonoraDave
Thanks for the tip. I'm going to use this...

Thanks for the tip. I'm going to use this method. To remove the rear shock do I need to remove both the upper and lower bolts or can I just remove the bottom bolt? I thought the chain was too...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-24-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 134,609
Posted By SonoraDave
The bike is stock so whatever sproket it came...

The bike is stock so whatever sproket it came with and it only has 1500 miles. A couple of weeks ago at 1000 miles the dealer adjusted the chain and said it was a tad loose but shouldn't be an issue....
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