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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:54 AM
Replies: 46,262
Views: 9,261,396
Posted By YamaLink
Very nice. No "picking" on anyone who gets out...

Very nice. No "picking" on anyone who gets out and rides....and puts up a vid. :1drink
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By YamaLink
I should have been more clear. The round helmet...

I should have been more clear. The round helmet search is for the street bike, recently bought a KTM 1290 Super Duke.
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By YamaLink
New helmets for round heads?

Tried on many at local shops with no luck, and reading http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-helmets/motorcycle-helmet-shapes.htm has me wondering if there are any new helmets for those with round...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 129,375
Posted By YamaLink
The Scout was on my short list, too, but I'm...

The Scout was on my short list, too, but I'm going to wait. The review comments about fueling gave me flashbacks to the Ducati Streetfighter and the stumbling I fought below 4000rpm....not that it's...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4,204
Views: 687,857
Posted By YamaLink
My friend just sold his 1300. Had a whopping 800...

My friend just sold his 1300. Had a whopping 800 miles in two years ownership. Guess he had an "excuse": went overseas to fly bombers, got married, had two kids, blah blah blah.

He insisted I take...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 46,262
Views: 9,261,396
Posted By YamaLink
My 250R has service intervals that are much less...

My 250R has service intervals that are much less frequent than my 6 speed dirt-specific bike. But that's just me...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,242
Views: 275,360
Posted By YamaLink
Kind of a bummer no linkage on the Freeride. FYI:...

Kind of a bummer no linkage on the Freeride. FYI: If anyone chooses to have internal spacers installed to shorten the Freeride a revalve is highly recommended; you do lose travel with internal...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 46,262
Views: 9,261,396
Posted By YamaLink
Put a grease zerk in the muffler. Much easier...

Put a grease zerk in the muffler. Much easier bearing maintenance. :D
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 232,900
Posted By YamaLink
It's pretty straight forward for the most part....

It's pretty straight forward for the most part. Is there an area that is hanging you up?
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,299
Posted By YamaLink
If you lower the WR make sure to be properly...

If you lower the WR make sure to be properly sprung and reset sag for the lowering link's extra leverage. If you don't the bike will understeer, wallow, bottom easily and just add to the notion a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,299
Posted By YamaLink
Is your dealer friend (Snake River, by chance?)...

Is your dealer friend (Snake River, by chance?) okay with his pricing being passed along on ADV? The 2015 WR250F motor is not the same as the YZ250F.
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14,787
Views: 1,574,783
Posted By YamaLink
Airprofork.com is coming out with a setup for the...

Airprofork.com is coming out with a setup for the KLR650.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-17-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,008
Posted By YamaLink
I didn't read through all the pages/replies, and...

I didn't read through all the pages/replies, and I'm sure it's been covered, but don't let that 600 mile service be a factor. It's an oil change that can be done in the garage and about 5 minutes of...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
Posted By YamaLink
Cycle World's 690 Enduro R blurb

No mention of '15 model though.
http://touch.cycleworld.com/home/135929#7
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,123
Posted By YamaLink
The fast girl in our group rode a CRF450R from...

The fast girl in our group rode a CRF450R from 2002 through 2007 then went to a KX250F. Now she is on a 2014 KTM 250XC and 350XCF. So to stay on topic for the OP, she obviously likes the middle...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 21,929
Posted By YamaLink
My cousins just purchased a '14 690 based on...

My cousins just purchased a '14 690 based on dealers telling him the '15 is pretty much unchanged.
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 46,262
Views: 9,261,396
Posted By YamaLink
And yet another reminder that my garage floor,...

And yet another reminder that my garage floor, compared to yours and others, is one bad day away from being featured on Hoarders.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,885
Posted By YamaLink
I'll add to the 14 month old thread...

I'll add to the 14 month old thread resurrection.... :D
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 42,134
Posted By YamaLink
You mean a WR450R hardly fits into that strategy?...

You mean a WR450R hardly fits into that strategy? If so I agree.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 46,262
Views: 9,261,396
Posted By YamaLink
+1 billion! Awesome.

+1 billion! Awesome.
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 46,262
Views: 9,261,396
Posted By YamaLink
Regarding the 18mm of fork sliding UP: that's the...

Regarding the 18mm of fork sliding UP: that's the max we found was capable of having "balanced" handling and not having front fender vs front tire contact. I'd say 90% of riders slide the forks UP at...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,394
Posted By YamaLink
I'll take two! :D

I'll take two! :D
Forum: Trials 09-23-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 661
Posted By YamaLink
Trials legend Danny MacAskill official ambassador KTM Freeride Electric motorcycles

http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/news/article/danny-macaskill-becomes-official-ambassador-for-ktm-freeride-electric-motorcycles-42524/
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,003
Posted By YamaLink
Maybe it's my small phone screen or that I'm too...

Maybe it's my small phone screen or that I'm too new of a 1290 owner/drag strip virgin, but are you doing full throttle upshifts with no clutch?

Your photos and reports are nothing short of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 46,262
Views: 9,261,396
Posted By YamaLink
Believe all my bikes have Primary Drive...

Believe all my bikes have Primary Drive sprockets. Sure hard to beat for quality and price.
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,741
Posted By YamaLink
Buddy rode a 2012 WR450F from Alaska to Idaho. No...

Buddy rode a 2012 WR450F from Alaska to Idaho. No oil cooler. Proper gearing and changed oil at overnight stays. Then the sick bastard rode back after just 36 hours rest in town. :eek1

And as...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12,891
Views: 657,156
Posted By YamaLink
There's a local desert racer who started...

There's a local desert racer who started competing about 5 years ago aboard his first bike, the WR250R. He completed every 100 miler and didn't regret it because he had a billion other things to...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 129,375
Posted By YamaLink
Bingo! My ktm 1290 makes me toggle to turn the...

Bingo! My ktm 1290 makes me toggle to turn the ABS off. Pain the ass 5 seconds but totally worth it. Okay, I keep front ABS on and the rear in supermoto mode. But that post-bump thump thump thump is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,132
Posted By YamaLink
An added bonus of the 500exc = turns into the...

An added bonus of the 500exc = turns into the baddest snowbike evuh!
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,780
Posted By YamaLink
Stock gearing, 165 pound rider, 3600 ft...

Stock gearing, 165 pound rider, 3600 ft elevation, damn chilly, in tuck with left arm behind back (completely alone in middle of nowhere = no one to laugh at my goon style): titch under 85mph...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4,328
Views: 1,447,098
Posted By YamaLink
Be mindful when lowering the rear (full...

Be mindful when lowering the rear (full disclosure: we are a Kouba Link reseller) and raising the forks UP. Changes to the front effect (or is it affect, I never remember) geometry at a much...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 46,262
Views: 9,261,396
Posted By YamaLink
My buddy saw your post and is going to attempt...

My buddy saw your post and is going to attempt the same. He has a Vstrom windscreen, by chance, but the brackets are being scrounged up today. Nice job, and thanks!
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8,876
Views: 1,408,171
Posted By YamaLink
Red:...

Red: http://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/scout-indian-red
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 183,320
Posted By YamaLink
On backorder forever my PowerParts tail tidy came...

On backorder forever my PowerParts tail tidy came in. Fits great, easy install. About $120. I was content riding the stock fender and am somewhat frugal toward tail tidies and the like, but the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 183,320
Posted By YamaLink
I have zero remorse buying my 1290. Having said...

I have zero remorse buying my 1290. Having said that how did you like the S1000R's electronics? On-the-fly, adjustments, etc? Especially after turning bike on/off. Or do you keep it basic and just...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 183,320
Posted By YamaLink
I know YMMV and it depends on rider size, style,...

I know YMMV and it depends on rider size, style, etc., but in your opinion is the forward position not as street-friendly? I'm 5'10" with 32" inseam and right now I have bars in rearward position and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 183,320
Posted By YamaLink
Exactly. I knew the tail tidy would be a wait,...

Exactly. I knew the tail tidy would be a wait, joked with the dealer "I'll probably get it in winter (we get lots of snow and ice thus I'm not riding)" but the tank pad has been back ordered almost 2...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 141,777
Posted By YamaLink
Rode a friend's 1000R yesterday for about 50...

Rode a friend's 1000R yesterday for about 50 miles. Full disclosure: I purchased a KTM 1290R last month.

I'm not an inline 4 fan these days due to decades of Japanese liter bikes, but this BMW...
Forum: Vendors 07-01-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 243,267
Posted By YamaLink
Rev'It Airwave fit compared to Dainese Air Flux

Can't decide between the two. Mainly because the Airwave was "redesigned" a year or so for a more Euro slim fit. Looking at the Revzilla vids the Rev'It still seems more boxy. Maybe it is the model,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 183,320
Posted By YamaLink
Thanks! Just tried killing ignition via the...

Thanks! Just tried killing ignition via the switch and the SPORT mode stays on!!

Somewhat related: The ROAD & SuperMoto option defaults back to Road even with workaround; guess that's where the...
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