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Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,570
Posted By kbear
Eh? Hey SICVIC! If you remember my TAT partner and...

Hey SICVIC!
If you remember my TAT partner and I met you in Preston NV at the cafe. We were seated inside eating "dinner" when you walked in and introduced yourself. We must've talked for an hour or...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 75,369
Posted By kbear
Hello Deanman! Glad you're home safe. It was...

Hello Deanman!
Glad you're home safe. It was awesome meeting you on the TAT and riding with you even if only for a few hours. Steve and I made it to Port Orford Sept. 8 and we both were feeling...
Forum: Regional forums 06-12-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 626
Posted By kbear
TAT ride, late Aug./Early Sept. anyone?

I want to finish out my TAT ride I started 3 years ago that ended in Moab. This year I hope to start there, ride out to Port Orford, then back to Moab via the Oregon, Idaho and Utah BCDRs. I estimate...
Forum: Americas 06-11-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 976
Posted By kbear
TAT ride

Would probably be interested. I'm retired, have lots of time, and a KTM 500exc. I've ridden the TAT from Siloam Springs, Arkansas, to Moab, Utah. Now I want to finish it and then ride back to Moab...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-14-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4,399
Views: 633,858
Posted By kbear
I'll second this. I've been riding with CC on my...

I'll second this. I've been riding with CC on my BMW R 1200 RT for 8 yrs now and that addition to the 1190 R plus the adjustable seat would seal the deal for me.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-22-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 796
Views: 61,923
Posted By kbear
Done.

Done.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,686
Posted By kbear
Sargent Saddle

I put a Sargent on my 2007 BMW R1200RT last summer and I knew it was going to work for me by the time I got to the first stop sign in my neighborhood. I have not been on any extended trips with it....
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 96,292
Posted By kbear
I think this is a fabulous big sky shot with...

I think this is a fabulous big sky shot with unusual lighting conditions!
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7,675
Views: 1,588,898
Posted By kbear
I forgot to note that I have a heavier rear...

I forgot to note that I have a heavier rear spring installed as well. I weigh in at 240#, so when the sag is set for my weight, it's another reason the +1 was too tall. I bought the foam and cover...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7,675
Views: 1,588,898
Posted By kbear
I bought the +1" seat for my 500 EXC, with the...

I bought the +1" seat for my 500 EXC, with the anti-skid cover. I found it way too tall for me. I have a 34in. inseam. I found I could barely swing my leg over the seat and I had difficulty touching...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-18-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11,427
Views: 1,345,075
Posted By kbear
I had the same problem with my Montana 600. I...

I had the same problem with my Montana 600. I have it mounted on the Garmin rugged cradle and that is bolted to a Touratech locking mount. All mounted to my KTM 500 EXC and wired directly to the bike...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,385
Posted By kbear
Glad to see you on the road again! If you don't...

Glad to see you on the road again! If you don't mind, where was the lead picture taken? Looks like one of the big reservoirs in the Dakotas or Montana....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-23-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By kbear
Hopefully my partner will be able get his family...

Hopefully my partner will be able get his family problems resolved and be able to leave Sept 7!! I'd sure be willing to hook up with you guys in Moab! What are your plans for returning? If you care...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-21-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By kbear
Ride details:

Here are more ride details....


Sept. 7 Friday morning: Depart from WI

Sept. 8 Saturday arrive in Moab, UT. in the evening

Sept 9 Ride begins

Sept. 16 Arrive in Port Orford, OR
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-21-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By kbear
Time Running Out!!

Last chance to sign on for this ride of a lifetime! I am looking for one or two more partners. My current partner likely may drop out due to family problems....and although I know that some riders...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7,675
Views: 1,588,898
Posted By kbear
Attaching a Giant Loop Coyote to a 2012 500 EXC?

Has anyone here attached a Coyote bag to a new 500 EXC yet? Can you please show how you attached the clips to the rear fender? The new rear fender has a thick bead along the edges for strengthening...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-30-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By kbear
Sounds like a good idea. Sometime this week??

Sounds like a good idea. Sometime this week??
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-11-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By kbear
TAT trip in the making

Hi everyone!

Myself and a couple of friends are putting together a TAT ride from Moab to Port Orford, finishing what I began 2 years ago. But, instead of ending it in Port Orford, I want to dual...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-10-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By kbear
Yes this ride is on again...So far, two guys,...

Yes this ride is on again...So far, two guys, myself and davidm are the only ones going. A couple more riders wouild be good. We will be motelling it mostly but will be prepared to camp. Anyone is...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,321
Posted By kbear
I've never owned a GS but I have owned a '96...

I've never owned a GS but I have owned a '96 R1100RT, '05 R1200RT and currently a '07 R1200RT and all of then started in neutral with the side stand down. All would kill when attempting to release...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 137,494
Posted By kbear
Hey Cannon, I'm along for the ride on this one!

Hey Cannon, I'm along for the ride on this one!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-23-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By kbear
I am planning on finishing the TAT ride I started...

I am planning on finishing the TAT ride I started in 2010. Then, I rode from Siloam Springs, AR to Moab, UT. Now I want to ride from Moab to Port Orford and them loop around back to Moab. Time frame...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,531
Posted By kbear
What does the spark plug look like? Black and/or...

What does the spark plug look like? Black and/or wet, too much gas/rich. Dry and white-ish, not enough gas/lean. Check your spark plug cap. Sometimes they short out and make your bike die for no...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,447
Posted By kbear
This is correct. The early 520's had limited...

This is correct. The early 520's had limited steering lock. If you adjusted the steering stop bolts to get more the CDI box would be crushed without re-locating it.
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,198
Posted By kbear
I own an '08 450 EXCR on which I rode portion of...

I own an '08 450 EXCR on which I rode portion of the TAT from Siloam Springs, AR to Moab UT last year, totalling about 1,700 or 1,800 miles. I changed oil every 3rd day and only had to add oil once,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4,309
Views: 724,130
Posted By kbear
Don't forget to check that the steering head...

Don't forget to check that the steering head bearings are tightened properly. If loose this will certainly cause a wobble!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-24-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By kbear
bump!!

bump!!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-07-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By kbear
I plan to motel it on this trip.I like to travel...

I plan to motel it on this trip.I like to travel light on my KTM and not having to carry camping gear is great. Wether I ride my bike back to Moab or ship and fly is a decision that can be made with...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-06-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By kbear
Talking TAT ride in September anyone??

This trip is on again! Leaving from home in Wisconsin Sept. 8, arrive in Moab Sept 10, Port Orford Sept 17 and back in Moab sept 24 more or less. Myself and my riding partner DaveM are both retired...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-02-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 137,110
Posted By kbear
Count me in for the M&G Mar. 20!

Count me in for the M&G Mar. 20!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-02-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 71,876
Posted By kbear
Hey Cannon, put me down for some weekend rides...

Hey Cannon, put me down for some weekend rides and maybe a few weekday ones too. My main goals for this year are completing the TAT ride I started last year, going from Moab to the Coast, and the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,092
Posted By kbear
Hey Fast! It's been a while since I rode...

Hey Fast!

It's been a while since I rode with ya on CannonTrek 4. Glad to see your still on that Husky! How have you been???

kbear
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-27-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 441
Posted By kbear
Have TAT ride, need partners!

I realize this is short notice, guys, but here goes anyway.....

My plan is/was to ride the TAT from the ARKANSAS/OKLAHOMA state line to Moab, UT, starting Sept. 4 and returning Sept 15-16 or so....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-12-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By kbear
Just got back from Petrie's. Sure enough, no...

Just got back from Petrie's. Sure enough, no KTM's anywhere. They are still servicing KTM's and selling parts, at least for time being.
Forum: Americas 06-11-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By kbear
One of the most beautiful and clean lakes in...

One of the most beautiful and clean lakes in Wisconsin is Lake Owen near the town of Cable. Spent a lot of quality family time there.
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 27,524
Posted By kbear
Hey Chris, Glad to see ya didn't break any...

Hey Chris,

Glad to see ya didn't break any stumps...with your body parts...way to preserve the flora up there!!!LOL!! Hey, when things stop going wrong for ya maybe we can ride together???...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 29,066
Posted By kbear
Sideshow, Great reading your RR!! I'm sure...

Sideshow,

Great reading your RR!! I'm sure you'll have a few stories to tell at the Meet and Greet in Delafield in 2 weeks! See ya there!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-20-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,691
Posted By kbear
Consider the day of week and time when you take...

Consider the day of week and time when you take your title in to get converted. When I did my old 2000 520 KTM, I made sure I arrived at the local DMV office about 2 mins before closing on a Friday...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-27-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 47,349
Posted By kbear
So what did ya end up with???? Got any pics??

So what did ya end up with???? Got any pics??
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-18-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 47,349
Posted By kbear
I'll second that and add these similar units: ...

I'll second that and add these similar units:

http://www.hippohands.com/Dual%20Purpose.htm

I did not have the hippo hands and relied on my Enduro Engineering plastic brush guards to keep my...
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