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Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 08:15 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
I would tell you I accept beer as payment, but I...

I would tell you I accept beer as payment, but I know Texas doesn't make any good beer :lol3

Glad I could help dude.
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 03:59 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Take your air box out man. Its 4 screws and a...

Take your air box out man. Its 4 screws and a hose clamp. then the shock will slide in very very easy.

It also looks like you removed the top and bottom mounting bolts for the tank. you only need...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 08:39 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Apparently its on a truck up to auckland. But...

Apparently its on a truck up to auckland. But probably it won't make it to Auckland in time to be in the container with all the redbull cars from the drift comp this last weekend. So it will ship...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2014, 01:53 AM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Sydney

Ok. I'm finally writing again. Thanks for waiting.

July 9 July 25 Sidney/near Sidney.

I got into Australia fairly easy even though the security checks wanted to look at my passport and visa...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2014, 08:44 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Realy is time.

Yesterday she finally died. Something happened in the motor and she wont turn over. Something mechanical. 135,000 km. she has done well. Seems she is as tired as me.

Now im trying to get her from...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2014, 06:14 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
The earth roamer is a crazy rig. And I'd love...

The earth roamer is a crazy rig. And I'd love one.

The synchro cost way to much $$$ in the us. My goal is to not pay for accommodation the whole winter. Event when its really cold. I've camped in...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2014, 02:19 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
KLR of the van world? I sure hope not. Maybe I...

KLR of the van world? I sure hope not. Maybe I should have ponied up the extra cash for a sportsmobile. (I'm joking, no one is that rich)
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 04:45 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
I've decided to go back to the states in Dec...

I've decided to go back to the states in Dec instead of heading to south America. For the past couple months I've been racking my brain over what to do. So much so that I wasn't even really enjoying...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 04:13 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Yup. NZ didn't skunk me. I'll finally have a...

Yup. NZ didn't skunk me. I'll finally have a computer tomorrow so hopefully over the next bit I can try to get some stuff caught up. I know I'm a few *months* behind. :rofl
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Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 08:32 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Yup. I've since replaced it with a cleanable...

Yup. I've since replaced it with a cleanable metal filter.
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 03:17 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
I did this in Russia about 60,000 km ago. I have...

I did this in Russia about 60,000 km ago. I have not seen a change in performance. I also (knock on wood) have never drown the bike. So maybe it helped? I also cut the insides of the cover out for...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 06:07 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Nice fish! I'm jealous. :rofl

Nice fish!

I'm jealous. :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 11:53 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
I'm in south island now. Did Arthur's pass...

I'm in south island now. Did Arthur's pass yesterday an had some sun finally. It was pretty amazing.
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 08:54 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
A quick update

I thought I had a x220 lenovo lined up but it fell through. I just ordered one on ebay and its getting shipped to NZ. I should have it in a week or 2.

In other news, I've put on 3,000 km since...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 03:12 AM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Apparently the exhaust is much wider, like 12 mm...

Apparently the exhaust is much wider, like 12 mm instead of 9mm and they never go bad. The 640 has nut/bolt adjustable tappets. The 640 engine and 690 really don't have a lot in common.
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 08:59 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Quick update

I've been in Auckland for about a week. Tore into the bike and was pleasantly surprised by what I found. With 127,000 km on her, I replaced the valves, cam, rocker arms and new rings. The bore looked...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 05:12 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Won't work. :rofl I sent a quick message to...

Won't work. :rofl

I sent a quick message to Gunnerbuck.. a 640 guru from BC to get some dimensions. 640 rollers are 20mm diameter and 690 are 19 mm. other than that, the intake roller is very very...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 01:06 AM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Has anyone tried to replace the bearing on them?...

Has anyone tried to replace the bearing on them? I'm just curious. I might try to with my old set... I'll try to get the dimensions of the 640 rollers from a friend and see if it might work.
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 02:57 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
I'm heading to South America next. I figure with...

I'm heading to South America next. I figure with the miles she has done, I needed to look. Plus, I had to replace my cam so I thought I would rebuild the head also. New valves and seats will go in.....
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 09:54 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Calling on the wisdom...

So, I have my motor out right now and the head and barrel off. My piston and cylinder look amazing for 127,000 km.

My question when checking the connecting rod big end bearing. The Axial...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 09:45 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
They know :D

They know :D
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 09:08 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Calling all Auckand and surrounding inmates...

I'm in Auckland now. I have the bike in pieces at York Street Mechanics.

I met these guys In Kazahk and they said to look them up when I got to NZ. Well I'm here now. Tuesday Oct. 7 I'll be doing...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 07:58 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
I welded a "turndown" in my LV pipe so it...

I welded a "turndown" in my LV pipe so it wouldn't melt the signal and bags. Its worked nicely. It seems like it would be pretty easy to do with other pipes using the quite insert to attach it. I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 11:58 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Bali

June 23. Pemuteran to Canggu. 135 km

I had a nice ride over the hills to get to Canggu. The back roads in Bali are quite nice and way less traffic. But once I got to the coast road it was very...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 07:18 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Yes. the Onx is great. Just make sure there is no...

Yes. the Onx is great. Just make sure there is no one in front of you. I'll try to take a few pictures or video next time I'm in the dark, with my bike, and I remember to.
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 01:38 AM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Great build. I looked at the Pro Moto Billet cap...

Great build. I looked at the Pro Moto Billet cap a few years back. How much quieter is it?
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 06:04 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Any KTM front from a 125 - 530, 620, 625, 640...

Any KTM front from a 125 - 530, 620, 625, 640 should work. If you find an LC4 rear, you can use the Rallyraid adapter (http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk/ktm-690-enduro-lc4-rear-wheel-adaptor-kit). ...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 02:00 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
I don't think they did. Its priced 24,000 euro......

I don't think they did. Its priced 24,000 euro... ($30,700). This is ridiculously unobtainable.
Plus, the motor is not much different from an exc.



Yes, over and over I was surprised by the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 523,044
Posted By RoninMoto
Haha.. totally different motor between our bikes....

Haha.. totally different motor between our bikes. but that is funny. :rofl

Sorry Paul. Let me know if you need contacts for parts. I'm sure you are good though.
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2,039
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Posted By RoninMoto
Shit bud! hope you can get her sorted and back on...

Shit bud! hope you can get her sorted and back on the road.
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 04:52 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Scotts stainless. Normally I just take petrol...

Scotts stainless. Normally I just take petrol from my tank into a container and wash them out with a tooth brush. Then dry them and put them back in. Its nice because then you can see all the crap...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 09:17 AM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Maybe those stainless filters I've been using are...

Maybe those stainless filters I've been using are not so bad? :evil

Or I am just lucky. Who knows really.
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 04:10 AM
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Views: 523,044
Posted By RoninMoto
Good luck! $47 a day wont even get you fuel if...

Good luck! $47 a day wont even get you fuel if you are in Turkey, UK, Oz...

Better to plan for $100 a day. Then you will be very happy when you are under that $$$ and you can ride for much longer...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 03:59 AM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Yeah. All of them were tours. So lame! Any time...

Yeah. All of them were tours. So lame! Any time someone says "you have to see the sunset at XXX" there will be SOOOOO many tourists! I should have learned the first time at Ankor Wat.
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 03:15 AM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Luggage was new in January. GL sent me new bags...

Luggage was new in January. GL sent me new bags so they could see how the old ones were wearing with 40,000 km on them through Siberia and central Asia. I would have kept the old ones but they...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 02:47 AM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Java Part 2. Bandung to Bali

June 19. Bandung to Jojakarta 402 km
Leaving the big city was easy to do mentally, but much tougher to actually do. The traffic in Java is horrible on the main roads. Its much quicker to ride the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 01:15 AM
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Posted By RoninMoto
So good dude. :wink:

So good dude. :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 12:36 AM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Java part 1. To Bandung

June 13. Boat trip to Krakatoa.

While consuming many Bingtang with my new French friends the night before, they asked me if I wanted to take a powerboat to Krakatoa with them. I thought this would...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 06:40 AM
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Posted By RoninMoto
I'm trying to get home so I can buy one. Jeeze.....

I'm trying to get home so I can buy one. Jeeze.. cut me some slack :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 02:30 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Sorry. I'm to busy enjoying NZ now... :rofl <a...

Sorry. I'm to busy enjoying NZ now... :rofl
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