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Forum: Vendors 03-16-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 86,418
Posted By KTMantis
Just sent you an order for 2 via paypal! ...

Just sent you an order for 2 via paypal!

Thx
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-23-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 17,070
Posted By KTMantis
Had to be time (late in the day)... I saw several...

Had to be time (late in the day)... I saw several KTM 950s and at least one big GS on Low Gap Rd mid-afternoon.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-19-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 17,070
Posted By KTMantis
Thanks Jason! The pizza and beer hit the...

Thanks Jason!

The pizza and beer hit the spot. My shoulder is sore but fine... I couldn't believe that I managed to finish the rest of the Sunday route with it, but I was inspired by ADV rider,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-19-2008, 01:52 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 17,070
Posted By KTMantis
Was a great time! Hot and dusty with a little...

Was a great time!
Hot and dusty with a little "complication" thrown in...

Took a little biff on Sunday right before the 1st gas stop and slid out on gravel in a left hand uphill switchback...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-16-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 17,070
Posted By KTMantis
Headin' out... See you folks at the Rodeo...

Headin' out... See you folks at the Rodeo Grounds.
I'll be on a red and black KTM 640e & Black Ford F150 4x4

George
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-12-2008, 04:15 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 17,070
Posted By KTMantis
I'm heading out from Santa Cruz area (Scotts...

I'm heading out from Santa Cruz area (Scotts Valley) on Friday early afternoon. I've got room for a rider and a bike in my truck. I'll be camping Friday night at the rodeo ground and have a hotel rez...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-07-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 17,070
Posted By KTMantis
Thanks! I'll throw some cheap replacements in the...

Thanks! I'll throw some cheap replacements in the truck just in case...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-07-2008, 09:49 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 17,070
Posted By KTMantis
Does anyone know how picky they are at Tech...

Does anyone know how picky they are at Tech Inspection on turn signals?
I ripped one off of my 640e last weekend thanks to a tree in the Sierras. I can scramble to replace it if Tech is going to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-06-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,396
Posted By KTMantis
done

done
Forum: Orange Crush 04-21-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,300
Posted By KTMantis
I ride my 950 everyday on my 75 mile commute....

I ride my 950 everyday on my 75 mile commute. Just got back from a 2000+ mile trip to/thru Baja. Ride it on the weekends for mixed on/offroad adventures. My Ducati is gathering dust in the garage......
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 17,070
Posted By KTMantis
Mail - they send you the info in the SASE you...

Mail - they send you the info in the SASE you sent in with your check and form.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 17,070
Posted By KTMantis
I'm in! #175 :clap

I'm in! #175 :clap
Forum: Latin America 04-02-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By KTMantis
Any update on Coco?

Any update on Coco?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-01-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 17,070
Posted By KTMantis
Anyone have GPS track/route data for the course?...

Anyone have GPS track/route data for the course? I'd like to pre-run part of it also, but I'm not familar with that area or the traditional SI route.

Thanks!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-01-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 17,070
Posted By KTMantis
Same here - Dropped it in the postbox this...

Same here - Dropped it in the postbox this morning!
This'll be my first SheetIron. Now just need to choose the weapon... 640 Enduro or 950 Adventure Hmmm....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-27-2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,970
Posted By KTMantis
You want this: (from:...

You want this: (from: http://www.cycoactive.com/ram/parts.html)

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Forum: Vendors 03-26-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,011
Posted By KTMantis
Hey Russ Just PayPal'd you for 2 Black...

Hey Russ

Just PayPal'd you for 2 Black reflective Dakar Man stickers. Can't wait to put them on the 950!

George
Forum: Orange Crush 03-23-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 424,277
Posted By KTMantis
That's really hard to tell without trying. I use...

That's really hard to tell without trying. I use Etymotic ER6i ear speakers so from that I knew I needed the smaller Baby Blues. If you have trouble getting foam earplugs into your ear canal without...
Forum: Latin America 03-22-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By KTMantis
You only need a tourist card for Baja trips of...

You only need a tourist card for Baja trips of longer than 3 days. You can get one from a Mexico consulate in advance or pick one up at the immigration office at a Border crossing. At the border...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-21-2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,349
Posted By KTMantis
I'm up for it. We do Clear Creek with our...

I'm up for it. We do Clear Creek with our toyhauler and lightweight toys... I'll have to give it a shot with the 950. Idria is a trip. I still wonder why they had so much salad dressing... lemme know...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-21-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,349
Posted By KTMantis
I just got back last weekend from Baja and...

I just got back last weekend from Baja and covered most of the route you listed on my 950. I used a new set of TKC80s @ 30lbs and they worked mostly well. The road to Gonzaga Bay is covered in rocks...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-21-2008, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 424,277
Posted By KTMantis
The Etys are very comfortable to me. I forget...

The Etys are very comfortable to me. I forget they are in after a few minutes. The best part is they come in various sizes so you can find a pair that fits you best. They are easy to insert correctly...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-21-2008, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,184
Views: 809,046
Posted By KTMantis
http://lh3.google.com/durdenz/R99R5Ahr4YI/AAAAAAAA...

http://lh3.google.com/durdenz/R99R5Ahr4YI/AAAAAAAAAIs/wMz4VxBw20M/s400/CIMG0018.JPG.jpg

Fully packed for a week of riding and camping in Baja
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2008, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,431
Posted By KTMantis
YWR969 and I ran that route last week. We passed...

YWR969 and I ran that route last week. We passed thru Gonzaga on Wed/Thurs (Spent the night at a palapa rented from Rancho Grande). The Pemex at Gonzaga did have gas on Wed afternoon when we got...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-20-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 424,277
Posted By KTMantis
I just returned from a few thousand mile ride on...

I just returned from a few thousand mile ride on my KTM 950adv (mixed on and offroad with speeds up to 80+ MPH) where I used my Arai XD.

Things I recommend:
1 - I added a stick on wheel weight...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,939
Posted By KTMantis
All is good now. The arm and hand are sportting...

All is good now. The arm and hand are sportting what I now call "Baja Tattoos". The ribs quit hurting when I stopped sleeping on the thermorest :rofl

Turns out that there were quite a few people...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,939
Posted By KTMantis
Thanks for the info! I will order some stickers...

Thanks for the info! I will order some stickers before my next trip!



Oh yeah... The 950 is great, but I'm having to get used to the added weight offroad. All in all, I really like the 950...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-18-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
Posted By KTMantis
Trip report and pics are up: ...

Trip report and pics are up:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6571029#post6571029
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2008, 09:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,939
Posted By KTMantis
My First Trip to Baja

http://lh3.google.com/durdenz/R99RXAhr4MI/AAAAAAAAAG0/-9J9i8l0A-E/s400/CIMG0004.JPG


Day 1: Scotts Valley to San Diego


As usual, the excitement of the pending departure had peaked my energy...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-18-2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By KTMantis
Excellent! Thanks a bunch :clap

Excellent! Thanks a bunch :clap
Forum: Orange Crush 03-18-2008, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By KTMantis
KTM Gobi repair

Just got back from a trip to Baja (Great Trip BTW) where I managed to damage my RS Gobi box when I lowsided in a deep sand wash. The box is salvagable but the attachment latch was ripped off and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
Posted By KTMantis
We're back! Wow - what a trip! Trip reports...

We're back!

Wow - what a trip! Trip reports and photos forthcoming. Baja was incredible. Perfect weather, great people, a great mix of riding ( some challenging, some relaxing), cold cervezas,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-07-2008, 08:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
Posted By KTMantis
Bike's packed... Adrenalin's flowing... Can't...

Bike's packed... Adrenalin's flowing... Can't wait!:D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-29-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
Posted By KTMantis
Excellent! Bring it on...

Excellent! Bring it on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-26-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
Posted By KTMantis
Larry, Thanks for the info!

Larry,

Thanks for the info!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-26-2008, 09:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
Posted By KTMantis
Thanks for the heads up... I'm planning on...

Thanks for the heads up... I'm planning on crossing into Mexico at Tecate to avoid the delays (and issues) around TJ. Do you know what hours the border crossing is open at Tecate? I plan on getting...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-25-2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
Posted By KTMantis
Yet Another Trip to Baja (YATTB)

Looks like I've got a green light for my first trip to Baja... :clap

I'm planning on leaving from the Santa Cruz CA area on Sunday 3/9 for a week long trip to Laguna San Ignacio and back. This...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-10-2008, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 424,277
Posted By KTMantis
I too went down the long path of many options to...

I too went down the long path of many options to get to what I consider an acceptable solution:

1 - Installed Laminar Lip on stock screen :: Ugly + no reduction in turbulence or noise
2 -...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-16-2007, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 54,111
Posted By KTMantis
It was orange but with different decals (wide...

It was orange but with different decals (wide vertical stripe over bold Honda on center frame tube)

Sadly, when I was done with it (moved up to a Honda 125), it was left leaning against a tree in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-16-2007, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 54,111
Posted By KTMantis
Wow! That's Great! My first bike (bought used in...

Wow! That's Great! My first bike (bought used in 1974 when I was 10) and my current bike together.

I sniped your picture for my photo album.
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