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Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 10:31 PM
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Posted By motoged
Sounds about right....the afterburner is kicking...

Sounds about right....the afterburner is kicking in and the headlight is fuzzy cuz yer doin a wheelie:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2,517
Views: 1,321,641
Posted By motoged
Gene said " I'd insert a mime joke here, but...

Gene said " I'd insert a mime joke here, but I've never heard one. "

Okay..... "Two mimes walk into a bar....one is pulling the other with an imaginary rope. The bartender asks "What would you...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 70,891
Posted By motoged
I wonder if they found any of the good stuff? ...

I wonder if they found any of the good stuff?

http://motoged.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Rough-Stuff-Fellowship-2007/i-S9Nc2sV/0/L/IMG_0003-L.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 19,522
Posted By motoged
Copper Canyon is a high risk area .... I...

Copper Canyon is a high risk area ....

I ride in Mexico whenever I can and am NOT one to try to contribute to scare stories about Mexico....but try to be sensible about taking risks in known...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19,840
Views: 2,301,876
Posted By motoged
John, Baja riding: 1) good paved roads with...

John,
Baja riding:
1) good paved roads with some short sections with potholes
2) topes.....mucho topes (speedbumps in towns)
3) gravel/hard-pack sand roads with varying sections of sand 1"-6"...
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4,008
Views: 1,963,016
Posted By motoged
Noah, Makes sense to me....the stock seat is...

Noah,
Makes sense to me....the stock seat is horrible and exhaust is a cooker....great improvements.... :lol3

125,000+kms....I point that out to my buddies who dis my 690....
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,523
Posted By motoged
Andrew, As others have said.... Holy Uckfe !!!...

Andrew,
As others have said.... Holy Uckfe !!! I just came across your RR and was empathizing with the Redwood stuff and the coast road as I was down there in September....when your crash news...
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2,517
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Posted By motoged
You wait for the breaks????:D

You wait for the breaks????:D
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 45
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Posted By motoged
CF, Sorry to hear that...I am not...

CF,

Sorry to hear that...I am not surprised..:cry

Not trying to be a dick, but I meet so many folks who think "adventure bikes" (a bullshit term at best....like "dual sport bike" [ I maintain...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19,840
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Posted By motoged
Good idea ! Last year crossing into Baja,...

Good idea !

Last year crossing into Baja, the border guy was doing contortions trying to find the sticker....cleverly hidden under the Safari tank. The tank is off the bike now as I am getting...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19,840
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Posted By motoged
Yep....blinging your ego can get...

Yep....blinging your ego can get expensive...:wink:
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19,840
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Posted By motoged
690 a KTM or Husky??? My local dealer said...

690 a KTM or Husky???

My local dealer said that he saw the Husky version picture, but did not think KTM would stop making their own 690....and that Husky would have their version.

Weird, I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 19,840
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Posted By motoged
And no 610 Huskies the past few years..... ...

And no 610 Huskies the past few years.....

Glad I have a 690 :clap
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 19,840
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Posted By motoged
KTM or Husqvarna ???

I have owned a Husky as have some of my riding buddies. Their collective view for sometime is that Husqvarna is an "orphan" bike (questionable heritage :wink:) ....and is a problematic brand due to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19,840
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Posted By motoged
Tars

A more aggressive tire that is DOT and good for the road:

1) MotoZ Desert Hard Terrain:

http://www.brapoffroad.com/images/products/mtz-ht-main.jpg

2) Pirelli Scorpion Rally:
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19,840
Views: 2,301,876
Posted By motoged
Spif, Stop drinking the Kool-Aid.....:nono

Spif,

Stop drinking the Kool-Aid.....:nono
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19,840
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Posted By motoged
Generally speaking, I think anyone mounting...

Generally speaking, I think anyone mounting weight (rack or not) behind the grab-handle bolts are just looking for trouble.....the solutions offered (e.g. Noah's solution/Touratech pannier rack two...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19,840
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Posted By motoged
Cracked seat pan.....

I weigh about 285 lbs, have 25,000km on '09....seat pan is good.


However, I noticed my butt has a crack :lol3:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19,840
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Posted By motoged
'09 690 shop work

Riders,
Just talked w/ my suspension guru who also does other mechanical work. My '09 had about 21,000km:

- Installed upgraded intake/exhaust rockers (no comment yet on play in originals...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19,840
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Posted By motoged
Spliff....I mean Spiff, Thanks for the pic I...

Spliff....I mean Spiff,
Thanks for the pic I requested.....is that a KTM , Tourtech, or Rally Raid snorkle?

Does it come in orange? :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 19,840
Views: 2,301,876
Posted By motoged
WHAT????????????? I like...

WHAT?????????????

I like Huskies....BUT.......

The Horror....... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKcAYMb5uk4
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19,840
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Posted By motoged
[QUOTE=spaceman_spiff;25381274]Question for you...

[QUOTE=spaceman_spiff;25381274]Question for you guys, was cleaning my air filter today and was pondering about the lid. The way it's designed, the inlet is far back and down. If you cut it up higher...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19,840
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Posted By motoged
A bit of an exaggeration???? My Coyote bag...

A bit of an exaggeration???? My Coyote bag melted on my Q4 :huh
Forum: Americas 10-20-2014, 11:08 PM
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Posted By motoged
Need parking in San Diego area Dec/14

Riders,
Can anyone provide a "secure" parking place for my truck in the El Cajon/ Sandyeggo area while I spend several weeks ripping up Baja on my 690 and eating tacos???? I will leave the truck...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19,840
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Posted By motoged
El Cajon or Sandyeggo parking for truck ????

Riders,
I will be in Baja on the 690 for several weeks in Dec-Jan upcoming.

Does anyone have a secure parking capacity (i.e. NOT on the street) for my pick-up while I am ripping up the desert...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19,840
Views: 2,301,876
Posted By motoged
Webbiker, Your bike review was...

Webbiker,
Your bike review was interesting.....but I was surprised that you don't like the 690 motor :eek1....that's the best part of the bike....but you seemed to also say you would prefer a 250...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19,840
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Posted By motoged
Riders, My 690 is an '09....and has a Safari...

Riders,
My 690 is an '09....and has a Safari tank ....I was looking for the serial # on the frame and can't see it.

Where is the serial # located?
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 19,840
Views: 2,301,876
Posted By motoged
So, I have new rocker arms ready to instal as a...

So, I have new rocker arms ready to instal as a preventative move...but haven't opened the bike up yet.

What IS the difference with the updated rocker arms? I remember a zillion pages ago the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 19,840
Views: 2,301,876
Posted By motoged
How does it fit w/ stock airbox????

How does it fit w/ stock airbox????
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 72,190
Posted By motoged
MV, Malarimo is not on the menu for me this...

MV,
Malarimo is not on the menu for me this ride....but plan on it sometime in next few years.

I may do an RR...have not written one about last year's ride other than a post on this RR about...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 72,190
Posted By motoged
Can and will do.....let's do it by PM and not...

Can and will do.....let's do it by PM and not hijack MV's thread here more than we need to.......

Respect.....ya know....:D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7fsM9q27sc
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 72,190
Posted By motoged
dozer, Dec 13-Jan 14th....ten days or so in...

dozer,
Dec 13-Jan 14th....ten days or so in Todos Santos and then up the Pacific side to Shari and Juan's place in Bahia Asuncion for New Years....and a week out of BoLA for about a week of single...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 72,190
Posted By motoged
Moto Vaquero, Just planning another month in...

Moto Vaquero,

Just planning another month in Baja with three other guys....and will be using some of your tracks for some sections ...thanks for posting them.

It took me a while to figure out...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 19,840
Views: 2,301,876
Posted By motoged
[QUOTE=wsmc831;25225236]... may take it instead...

[QUOTE=wsmc831;25225236]... may take it instead of my 690 to Baja again next year, but currently don't have racks for it like I do for the 690..../QUOTE]


Coyote Bag worked on my 450 in Baja for...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19,840
Views: 2,301,876
Posted By motoged
Noah, Did he tell what "tars" to use???:wink: ...

Noah,
Did he tell what "tars" to use???:wink:

Thanks for all your inspiration....keep on truckin'... :clap
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 19,840
Views: 2,301,876
Posted By motoged
Just yesterday I spoke with a guy who rides his...

Just yesterday I spoke with a guy who rides his '08 VERY hard and replaced the stock cam chain tensioner with stock KTM auto tensioner....he replaced original due to the increasingly long time for...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19,840
Views: 2,301,876
Posted By motoged
15,000 km service

Aside from valve check, wheel and swing arm bearings, and fluids, what other things are important for 15 k service? I am planning on getting KTM auto cam chain tensioner....

Not looking for...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19,840
Views: 2,301,876
Posted By motoged
Len, So....two Hosers think alike....that's...

Len,
So....two Hosers think alike....that's what makes the Great North so cool:wink::wink:
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19,840
Views: 2,301,876
Posted By motoged
BluNozr, Thanks....250---520....:D small...

BluNozr,
Thanks....250---520....:D small details....

My occasional numerical dyslexia would make me popular as a parts guy, eh?!
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19,840
Views: 2,301,876
Posted By motoged
Chain for '09 690

Riders,
What are the specs for chain? I think its a 250 but not sure of # of links. I want an O or X ring....preferred brand?

Gracias in advance
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