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Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,447
Posted By FlyingPenguin
Since we're friends, I suppose I could offer up...

Since we're friends, I suppose I could offer up my 950 when she needs a fix.....
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,447
Posted By FlyingPenguin
What seems to be missing in this discussion is...

What seems to be missing in this discussion is now that you're going you a smaller bike where is your sister going to ride?
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 46,932
Posted By FlyingPenguin
When do we leave?

When do we leave?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-11-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,259
Posted By FlyingPenguin
On my 950 I run 17/47. Cruise speed at 70 is is...

On my 950 I run 17/47. Cruise speed at 70 is is right 5000 which usually suits me fine. With the Recluse 1st gear is OK in tight stuff though the 16 CS is better. I carry a 16 bolted inside the skid...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 523,256
Posted By FlyingPenguin
Have you considered leaving the KTM in Europe and...

Have you considered leaving the KTM in Europe and selling it. MotoFeirMe in Ireland stores and sells bikes for overland travelers. Seems to me the KTM might be just the ticket for the right person...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-28-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,685
Posted By FlyingPenguin
No.

No.
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 46,932
Posted By FlyingPenguin
It was an awesome trip. The little Yamaha...

It was an awesome trip. The little Yamaha performed admirably and I had a great time. So we'll in fact that I ended up back at Oasis a day early. Now to start the RR,,,,,,
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 46,932
Posted By FlyingPenguin
"Hit or miss....." Yep. You got that...

"Hit or miss....." Yep. You got that right!
Forum: Trials 08-27-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 82,243
Posted By FlyingPenguin
Anybody going ?<br /> <br /> ...

Anybody going ?<br />
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http://www.ahrma.org/ahrma_pdfs/Z-2014/Nationals/VMX/Previews/Web_Preview_Glen_Helen.pdf<br />
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I have never done an AHRMA event. I know I need to pay...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 59,476
Posted By FlyingPenguin
I was in UB in March 2012. While I was there I...

I was in UB in March 2012. While I was there I read in an English language expat paper that the government had reduced or eliminated the import duties on hybrids to encourage their use.
Forum: Asia 07-03-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By FlyingPenguin
I was delayed so now I'm on the Donghae-Vlad...

I was delayed so now I'm on the Donghae-Vlad ferry on Jul13. My plan is to head west and ride the BAM weather and rivers permitting. If not then I'll head south and across Mongolia to the 'Stans.
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 523,256
Posted By FlyingPenguin
Hmmmm...... just curious.... do the locals take...

Hmmmm...... just curious.... do the locals take offense if you don't drink? Seems from this and other RR's that alcohol plays a central role in social activities.
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,446
Posted By FlyingPenguin
I arrive in Vlad on Jul 14. At the rate you're...

I arrive in Vlad on Jul 14. At the rate you're going it looks like you'll be back in Tynda about the same time as I. If you're still up for the BAM let me know.
Forum: Asia Pacific 06-23-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By FlyingPenguin
I just spoke with Greg from LEI in Vancouver. He...

I just spoke with Greg from LEI in Vancouver. He told me air freight to Vlad is impractical as it has to route through Moscow, costs 3-4 times higher than Korea, and would probably take much longer. ...
Forum: Asia Pacific 06-21-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By FlyingPenguin
Shipping into Vladivostok ny air

My original plan was to fly my bike to Korea and ferry to Zarubino, but now that ferry is shutting down. That means entering Russia via Vladivostok, which I'm told can take 3 days to clear customs....
Forum: Asia 06-18-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By FlyingPenguin
Thanks for the heads up. I was planning to meet...

Thanks for the heads up. I was planning to meet up with Paul however I was delayed and he by the time I arrive in Tynda he may be to far ahead.

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Forum: Asia 06-10-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By FlyingPenguin
Who is Riding West From Vladivostok?

I'll be in Zarubino or Vladivostok about Jun 30. Heading to Tynda to meet up with another rider and then west on the BAM, south to Mongolia and then out thru Barnaul and a circle in the 'Stans.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-08-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,598
Posted By FlyingPenguin
I ran mine at 25 paid last year on the COBDR and...

I ran mine at 25 paid last year on the COBDR and CDT and it worked fine. Forgot to air it up and ran another 1000 miles of fire road and pavement home with no issue.
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 2,668
Views: 1,036,252
Posted By FlyingPenguin
I carry 3 aluminum Tyre levers for my 950. 2...

I carry 3 aluminum Tyre levers for my 950.
2 are Motion Pro, the 12/13 and the one for the axle nuts. The 3rd is a 19 that fits the drain plug. I can't remember who made it. Its blue anodized and I...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 46,932
Posted By FlyingPenguin
Deal breaker? No, but the Velcro does make a very...

Deal breaker? No, but the Velcro does make a very good fingernail breaker for the unwary.

At the KTM Rally in Colorado last fall I was in a couple of the monsoon deluges and I found the outer bags...
Forum: Racing 05-28-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 615
Posted By FlyingPenguin
AHRMA Vintage MX Pics

A few pics from AHRMA Vintage MX races- Burrows Ranch in Northern California and Bodnar Ranch near Klamath Falls.

http://flynpenguin.smugmug.com/Other/AHRMA-MX-2014/i-Kxhk35s/0/L/IMG_0973-L.jpg
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Forum: Trials 05-28-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By FlyingPenguin
All I can tell your is yes, a Hodaka engine. I've...

All I can tell your is yes, a Hodaka engine. I've not looked at it close enough to see what the frame is.
I think Burrows ranch had 50+ entries and over a dozen Premier Heavyweights. Bodnar was 31...
Forum: Trials 05-27-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By FlyingPenguin
AHRMA Trials Pics

Here are a few Vintage Trials pics form the last couple of events that we had in the PNW Region- Burrows Ranch in March and Bodnar Ranch in mid May. Both of these events were set up by Rob Poole, the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 523,256
Posted By FlyingPenguin
At least you have a kick lever......

At least you have a kick lever......
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-26-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 25,842
Posted By FlyingPenguin
I built my an underseat toolbox. Nothing really...

I built my an underseat toolbox. Nothing really about I suppose. In fact I think there was vendor for them a while back.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/27/aba4a3u2.jpg

Mine is a bit different...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-25-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,578
Posted By FlyingPenguin
My 950 came with the euro headlight and HIDs from...

My 950 came with the euro headlight and HIDs from the PO 2 years ago. I run with the headlight on almost all the time and in nearly 30k mile I have had 0 problems with them. Not even a burned out...
Forum: Asia 05-23-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 622
Posted By FlyingPenguin
Tajikistan Visa Help

I have been using Travel Visa Pro for my visas in Russia and the 'Stans. According to the new requirements (as of this week), the Tajikistan embassy in Washington DC will not issue a tourist visa...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-22-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By FlyingPenguin
Last year I used 45 pilots, Flex Jets and set the...

Last year I used 45 pilots, Flex Jets and set the floats to 4mm. Worked fine.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-20-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,717
Posted By FlyingPenguin
I've been prepping my 50k mile 2005.5 950 for a...

I've been prepping my 50k mile 2005.5 950 for a trip across Asia this summer. In no particular order here's what I've done so far:

1- Last year I had Superplush do the suspension- an incredible...
Forum: Trials 05-17-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,851
Posted By FlyingPenguin
In real life the mechanical noise isn't nearly as...

In real life the mechanical noise isn't nearly as loud as in the video. I think being in the shop on a metal bench, and the microphone on the phone both made it louder. That said, the alloy motors do...
Forum: Trials 05-15-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,851
Posted By FlyingPenguin
I'm delivering it to Jerry at the Vintage...

I'm delivering it to Jerry at the Vintage Trials/MX at Bodnar Ranch this weekend. Come on by.
Forum: Trials 05-14-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,851
Posted By FlyingPenguin
It's Alive.....

<iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" width="425" height="240" src="http://api.smugmug.com/services/embed/3246229831_PFDXP8s?width=425&height=240"></iframe>
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-05-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,249
Posted By FlyingPenguin
And lubricant.....copious amounts of good lube...

And lubricant.....copious amounts of good lube always helps with rubber......

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Forum: Trials 04-25-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,851
Posted By FlyingPenguin
I have all the frame parts back from the painter,...

I have all the frame parts back from the painter, and most of the other bits just arrived from the plater. The head has new valves and guides, and the cylinder is freshly honed. Lets put the old girl...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By FlyingPenguin
I have a stock slave that I replaced with a...

I have a stock slave that I replaced with a Rekluse.
Good condition and worked fine when I took it off.
40$ shipped

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Forum: Asia Pacific 04-18-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By FlyingPenguin
You might take a look at...

You might take a look at http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/trip-transport/shipping-bike-irkutsk-anywhere-train-71580. Seb talks about using the TS to ship west from Irkutsk however there may be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-13-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By FlyingPenguin
Sounds like an air leak around the rubber boots....

Sounds like an air leak around the rubber boots. Mayhaps a cracked boot.....

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,082
Posted By FlyingPenguin
As I recall pushing up Ophir pass gave me a 2 day...

As I recall pushing up Ophir pass gave me a 2 day migraine....

If needle seats do go bad though it can be very hard to see. Check with Sudco and see if they have replacements.

Sent from my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,082
Posted By FlyingPenguin
Two words: Float needles. My 950 had identical...

Two words: Float needles. My 950 had identical symptoms. There was little visual difference betweent the old needles and the new. However when I put in new float needles the hydrolocking and rich...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By FlyingPenguin
Oil temp is affected more by engine load than by...

Oil temp is affected more by engine load than by viscosity. Dumping oil at pressure over a relief valve generated heat and that method is used in some industrial applications to heat oil. However the...
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