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Forum: Australia 11-12-2011, 03:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,344
Posted By Darin
Amen!

Amen!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-24-2010, 02:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,148
Posted By Darin
Hi Jim, Did yout temp guage arrive, if so...

Hi Jim,

Did yout temp guage arrive, if so how do you like it? I like the idea of knowing the temp outside especially when changing elevations.
Darin

Parlier, CA
Forum: Australia 08-24-2010, 01:45 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 25,628
Posted By Darin
Amen on the Argyle diamonds:evil I have been...

Amen on the Argyle diamonds:evil
I have been wearing Bluntstone steel work boots since 2002. My last trip to Ballarat in 08 I purchased some Redbacks and they too are very good, and locally grown...
Forum: Hacks 11-29-2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 32,887
Posted By Darin
Now THAT is funny:lol3 Darin

Now THAT is funny:lol3

Darin
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,510
Posted By Darin
ahhh yes, my 2005KVR adventure, many fond...

ahhh yes, my 2005KVR adventure, many fond memories in-deed. Too bad your trip encountered so many hurdles.

"Thump'in" over those tressles was quite a thrill!:D ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-07-2009, 03:35 AM
Replies: 15,455
Views: 1,207,738
Posted By Darin
Hi Dave, Welcome to ADV. An early...

Hi Dave,

Welcome to ADV.
An early congrats on becoming a dad in Feb. It DOES change your life, I knew this before committing and have no worries, life is good. I've got 2 small boys, 3 yrs, and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-15-2009, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 774,027
Posted By Darin
It's there....really

http://ktmdarin.smugmug.com/photos/27851312_Pr9zm-M.jpg

The ADVRider sticker is on the bike, just not in this pic:D
Darin
Forum: Americas 12-11-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By Darin
I rode the KVR with two great friends from the...

I rode the KVR with two great friends from the PacNorWet in 2005. The ride (we crossed the border from Seattle and road the KVR for 3 days then dropped down into WA and caught hwy 20.

Riding the...
Forum: Latin America 12-04-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By Darin
I'm currently working in a small town just...

I'm currently working in a small town just outside of Del Mar Plata. Around town here in Del Mar Plata expect to see locals driving their families. ..up to four on a moped around town, and 98% of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-10-2008, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By Darin
Darn't, I'm working in Australia at the moment...

Darn't, I'm working in Australia at the moment and will miss this ride. Sounds like a hoot and hope to catch the next go-around. Thanks for posting.

Cheers,

Darin

PS Lots of KTM's down...
Forum: Australia 01-03-2008, 03:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By Darin
Mick, Not planning to but I'm a lot closer...

Mick,

Not planning to but I'm a lot closer than when you invited me last year to a 2500km ride.
On the way to work here is a Husky bike shop (in Ballarat), tempted to stop in but I'd rather...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2007, 03:13 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 17,090
Posted By Darin
Pissed Crap-ola I'm currently working in Australia...

Crap-ola I'm currently working in Australia until mid Jan, looks like I'll miss out on that deal. No such deal down under --things are expensive here. I'll stick to my cheap wine :lol3

Cheers,...
Forum: Australia 12-29-2007, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By Darin
Laugh Visiting from California

Ahoy mates and matees

I'm working in the town of Ballarat at the moment and wanted to say hello. I traveled from California and my work allowed me to return to this awesome country so if you live...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-15-2007, 01:39 AM
Replies: 2,120
Views: 586,223
Posted By Darin
...then later that same day on a Forest Service...

...then later that same day on a Forest Service Road near Mt Baker I consumed this; Red wine, gala apples, and fresh, moist smoked salmon --what a fine mid day snack, and a broken side stand to hold...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-15-2007, 01:34 AM
Replies: 2,120
Views: 586,223
Posted By Darin
Arrived after dark to a camp site west side of...

Arrived after dark to a camp site west side of Hood Canal in WA and in the morning broke out my Blue Berry Bagel, Beer, and picked some very ripe Black Berries

:clap ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2007, 11:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,546
Posted By Darin
That's too funny.:huh Hope yur ride was still...

That's too funny.:huh Hope yur ride was still adventureous.

Darin
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2007, 10:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,693
Posted By Darin
Totally intertaining:D The New England...

Totally intertaining:D The New England countryside is breath taking. Keep the camera and script rolling

Darin
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-07-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,919
Posted By Darin
Looks like a great ride. If my schedule allows...

Looks like a great ride. If my schedule allows I'll be there ready to ride.

Darin
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2007, 02:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,209
Posted By Darin
Buy it! The 07's are out fitted from the factory...

Buy it! The 07's are out fitted from the factory to be street legal. I've got an 06 450 and I love it. If you're going to be riding in the desert with it, I would recommend installing a radiator fan....
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2007, 01:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,768
Posted By Darin
My 05 640 is fitted with the H&B crash bars, The...

My 05 640 is fitted with the H&B crash bars, The right side bar near the frame broke not once but twice near the weld. H&B replaced the bars both times. The third set has been improved with an...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2007, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By Darin
There are companies that make specific outouts of...

There are companies that make specific outouts of clear film to protect your headlight lenses. Dual-Star sells a 28mm protective cover as seen below to protect my KTM 640 expensive head light lenses....
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2007, 10:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,917
Posted By Darin
I'm waiting for my son to get a bit older before...

I'm waiting for my son to get a bit older before Ihead out on a trip like yours, he's 7 :rofl Someday I will make the trek to ALaska on two wheels.
Great pics...keeps the spirit alive...


Darin
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2007, 11:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,046
Posted By Darin
MSR cans are the bomb:clap I carried two of them...

MSR cans are the bomb:clap I carried two of them during my trip to the Death Valley Daze in Jan. To prevent shaffing on the can I wrapped them with heavy duty, black electrical tape and zip tied them...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2007, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,116
Posted By Darin
HOW-TO Instructions

To reduce bubbles 100% try this.

1. Get yourself a spray bottle that will "mist'
2. Mix 5 or 6 drops of dishwashing liquid to 10-12 oz of tap water
3. Shake until well mixed

4. Run the palm...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2007, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,057
Posted By Darin
I installed the Hella FF50's on my Adventure. ...

I installed the Hella FF50's on my Adventure.

pics here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=198865
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2007, 02:20 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,371
Posted By Darin
Laugh After arriving Friday evening and setting up the...

After arriving Friday evening and setting up the tent I found myself snapping this photo of Dave and Don right after his installation of a slightly used piston. Don showed me the burnt piston and the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2007, 02:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,507
Posted By Darin
I would highly suggest packing the fork seals...

I would highly suggest packing the fork seals with waterproof grease, run them up and down a few times and wipe off excessive grease. Then most importantly cover the USD forks with a neoprene boot or...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2007, 11:08 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 41,364
Posted By Darin
http://ktmdarin.smugmug.com/photos/127923831-M.jpg...

http://ktmdarin.smugmug.com/photos/127923831-M.jpg
2005 640 Adv
http://ktmdarin.smugmug.com/photos/36859916-M.jpg


Darin
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 20,223
Posted By Darin
Question for WARP III riders

Question reposted in the WARP III thread.

Back to DVD

Here is what wondered into our campsite Monday morning

Meep Meep...
http://ktmdarin.smugmug.com/photos/127034977-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2007, 02:57 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 20,223
Posted By Darin
Ok.:wink: This photo was taken by JHank...

Ok.:wink:

This photo was taken by JHank AFTER this doofus in the orange Lamborgini was nabbed by the CHP and handed a speeding ticket, guess he took one for the team--now that's a true...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2007, 01:38 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 20,223
Posted By Darin
My first trip to DVDaZe was a blast. I learned a...

My first trip to DVDaZe was a blast. I learned a lot from my riding partner, Oly --thank you for showing me around and allowing me to take the lead on our journey through an amazing place like Death...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 20,223
Posted By Darin
Always remember speed is your friend when riding...

Always remember speed is your friend when riding in sand:D
http://www.crozb.com/Outdoors/01-27-07/thumbnails/615%20GAWD%20I%20Hate%20Sand.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 20,223
Posted By Darin
That other guy was me.:D It was great to see...

That other guy was me.:D It was great to see another KTM rider on my tail as we flew by the guy, I wonder how much his speeding ticket was:deal

Darin
Forum: Beasts 01-31-2007, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,794
Posted By Darin
YES --another oil thread is born!:D For...

YES --another oil thread is born!:D

For the past 4 years my 2001 and now my 2005 KTM 640 Adv. is bathed in 15/40 weight Rotella. Oil changed every 2,500 miles both filters every 5,000 miles. No...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-24-2007, 10:51 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 38,797
Posted By Darin
Laugh I'll swap some homemade brandy for a place to...

I'll swap some homemade brandy for a place to setup my tent.:ear

Darin
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2007, 10:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,578
Posted By Darin
I installed some Hella FF50 Driving lamps on my...

I installed some Hella FF50 Driving lamps on my KTM earlier today and I'm very impressed with the light out put

Stock LOW beam with no flash
http://ktmdarin.smugmug.com/photos/125165036-M.jpg
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-24-2007, 01:09 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 38,797
Posted By Darin
Frank, I'm sure you'll fit in just fine. I'm...

Frank,
I'm sure you'll fit in just fine. I'm still hunting for a campsite myself so maybe we'll run into eachother and tell a few bad jokes and drown a beer or six.

Cheers,

Darin
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2007, 01:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,370
Posted By Darin
Hella FF50 Driving lamps mounted on KTM 640 Adv with Pictures

I purchased these a year or so ago and decided it was time to mount them on the 640 Adventure.




http://ktmdarin.smugmug.com/photos/125165026-M.jpg

Close up of the mounting bracket,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2007, 01:50 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 16,705
Posted By Darin
The skill or know-how of predicting when a cager...

The skill or know-how of predicting when a cager is going to suddenly make a lane change and swerve into your "space", which almost always causes you to make split decision to avoid an accident....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-19-2007, 12:51 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 38,797
Posted By Darin
Getting my scooter ready for my first DVD...

Getting my scooter ready for my first DVD adventure, looking forward to a great weekend of riding and meeting new faces. It will be nice to see some fellow FF's from the PacNorWet gang.

Darin
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