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Forum: Orange Crush 08-16-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By Alleycatdad
Yep. Had to replace mine, and on my dime too...

Yep. Had to replace mine, and on my dime too since my "dealer" sucks.

SA
Forum: Orange Crush 08-12-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10,453
Views: 2,162,672
Posted By Alleycatdad
Final pre-Alcan 5000 shakedown ride. Good thing,...

Final pre-Alcan 5000 shakedown ride. Good thing, too...the speedo battery died.

http://alleycatdad.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v185/p945659685-4.jpg

Good to go now. Into the trailer on Thursday after...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By Alleycatdad
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=248158...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24815863&highlight=alcan+5000#post24815863

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=777051

There's a few of us... it's gonna be a loooooong...
Forum: Racing 08-11-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 25,060
Posted By Alleycatdad
Man I wish I could go that light. My total...

Man I wish I could go that light.

My total moto mileage is gonna be close to 8000 miles; doing the rally up, meeting the family who is flying in and picking up an RV; gonna hit the Kenai for about...
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,594
Posted By Alleycatdad
Yeah I thought about the evap thing but it's not...

Yeah I thought about the evap thing but it's not like it's gonna sit much. 8000 miles or so in the next thirty days....

Thanks!


SA
Forum: Vendors 08-05-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,594
Posted By Alleycatdad
http://alleycatdad.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v140/p91669...

http://alleycatdad.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v140/p916691533-5.jpg

http://alleycatdad.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v13/p1064300156-5.jpg

:evil

SA
Forum: Vendors 08-04-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,594
Posted By Alleycatdad
So I think I got the filters installed finally...

So I think I got the filters installed finally tonight. I was confused though by the holes in the tank neck adaptors and the extra safety wire. They seem secure just wired around the adaptors....
...
Forum: Racing 08-01-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 25,060
Posted By Alleycatdad
2014 Alcan5000 announced

It's time to park the bike and call it ready. Big freaking pine tree collapsed into the road around me tonight.....I think i'd rather deal with moose and bear!

SA
Forum: Vendors 07-30-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,594
Posted By Alleycatdad
Showed up today! Thanks!

Showed up today! Thanks!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-27-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,554
Posted By Alleycatdad
Washington state will enforce idahos suspension...

Washington state will enforce idahos suspension of your driving privilege.

DAMHIK
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,210
Posted By Alleycatdad
^^^. This.

^^^. This.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-22-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By Alleycatdad
Bringing the boy. Should we bring his yz for...

Bringing the boy. Should we bring his yz for grown-up racing, maybe remove the need for "simulated" injuries.....?
:rofl

Seeya Saturday!

S.A.
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2,491
Views: 940,124
Posted By Alleycatdad
The Toolkit Thread

Magnets work. If you're ever stuck though, a flat blade screwdriver driven into the end with a rock works too....

SA
Forum: Orange Crush 07-21-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,621
Posted By Alleycatdad
Even with JB weld, the consequences of a failed...

Even with JB weld, the consequences of a failed repair would be....significant...

Just sayin'.

SA
Forum: Orange Crush 07-21-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By Alleycatdad
Yeah, this ^^^^^. Except if I was going...

Yeah, this ^^^^^. Except if I was going scratching with a bunch of sportbikes I'd go to a TKC80 at a minimum in the front-or just ride my VFR...
The rally gets a little squishy if you're really...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-18-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,255
Posted By Alleycatdad
Yep. ^^^^ this. Can't do it if you're ordering...

Yep. ^^^^ this. Can't do it if you're ordering singles, tho.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-18-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 997
Posted By Alleycatdad
If you're in Eureka and heading inland, here's...

If you're in Eureka and heading inland, here's some fun options:

Run up to Orick and take Bald Hills road to Hwy 96.
Hwy 96 to the Salmon River.

SAlmon river road to Forks of the salmon, then...
Forum: Vendors 07-18-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,594
Posted By Alleycatdad
Zero micron filters for 990 ADV safaris ordered. ...

Zero micron filters for 990 ADV safaris ordered.

I have to say, I'm super happy with the attention and service I've gotten placing this order. I waited too long with this on my list and then sent...
Forum: Vendors 07-18-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 213,189
Posted By Alleycatdad
Just want to add to the satisfied responses here....

Just want to add to the satisfied responses here. Fast shipping, great service over the phone, great product. I think I got the goofiest looking sheep in the flock for my natural cover, and...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-17-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,255
Posted By Alleycatdad
My nearest ktm dealer is an hour away and doesn't...

My nearest ktm dealer is an hour away and doesn't stock air or oil filters or spark plugs for the 990. No shims either. "Week/ten days".

Hotcams kit worked fine for me. About 60 bucks if I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-16-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 997
Posted By Alleycatdad
I'm in mount shasta and ride a ktm 990. Super...

I'm in mount shasta and ride a ktm 990. Super busy until I get back from the alcan 5000 in mid Sept, but that's about when it starts getting cool enough to ride down there anyway.

Subscribed.
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Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2,923
Views: 448,040
Posted By Alleycatdad
Kill switch.

Kill switch.
Forum: Racing 07-14-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 25,060
Posted By Alleycatdad
Yup. Bike is getting close. It's turned into a...

Yup. Bike is getting close. It's turned into a pretty significant project as the family is flying into anchorage after the rally, RV rental on the kenai for a week, then the girls fly home and the...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-13-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,910
Posted By Alleycatdad
They had me at the disclaimer. :clap

They had me at the disclaimer. :clap
Forum: Orange Crush 07-10-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By Alleycatdad
Bike took a hit and run the other day.........

Pretty unlikely to bend the forks without at least knocking it over.

Most likely it's just twisted in the clamps a bit.
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By Alleycatdad
Pretty sure this'll get you there in one piece......

Pretty sure this'll get you there in one piece...

http://www.nairaland.com/attachments/385854_images_jpg7fdc1a630c238af0815181f9faa190f5
Forum: Orange Crush 07-09-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By Alleycatdad
Thanks. Makes more sense. Thought I was missing...

Thanks. Makes more sense. Thought I was missing something and your point makes a lot of sense given the general lack of competence on the part of at least my dealer.

Hopefully this'll be the last...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-09-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By Alleycatdad
How would this result in valves measuring "loose...

How would this result in valves measuring "loose "?

SA
Forum: Orange Crush 07-08-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By Alleycatdad
Yep I was surprised that every valve needing...

Yep I was surprised that every valve needing adjustment was loose when I did mine as well recently. Weird in my experience, but seemed to go well.

SA
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-08-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By Alleycatdad
Lemme know how it goes. SA

Lemme know how it goes.

SA
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-07-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By Alleycatdad
...This leads to "TYP" files. These are files...

...This leads to "TYP" files. These are files tat are associated with your maps that tell the GPS how to behave when displaying map items and info. You can set some TYP properties in GMTK with...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-07-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By Alleycatdad
If you have a unit that will display multiple...

If you have a unit that will display multiple maps, that is...

I knkow the 62, 78, and 665 will do this. There's more info in the forum but I only know about these. Presumably the 660 will do...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-07-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By Alleycatdad
So, what's a reasonable workflow if you want to...

So, what's a reasonable workflow if you want to set out a specific ride in basecamp and have the GPS help you get there? Here's what I've been doing:

1) Create a route in basecamp. Yep, a route....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-07-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By Alleycatdad
Issues with tracks: Sounds great, right? It...

Issues with tracks:

Sounds great, right? It is, however, Garmin has put some significant limitations on our ability to load and display tracks on some of the units. For example, the 665 can only...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-07-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By Alleycatdad
38605 track points on a 665. This changes EVERYTHING.

...for me, anyway. I just loaded a track with 38605 points onto my zumo 665 successfully, and then put it on my 62s as well. Everything I needed to know in order to do this was right here in the...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-06-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,973
Posted By Alleycatdad
Ya know every do often I will ride to a meeting...

Ya know every do often I will ride to a meeting or conference thst requires " professional dress". Of course, for me, that's a bright Hawaiian shirt but you still can't gracefully wear the same one...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-02-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Alleycatdad
Ck your fuses. Something like this happened to...

Ck your fuses. Something like this happened to me when we accidentally shorted one of the acc taps.

SA
Forum: Orange Crush 07-01-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By Alleycatdad
I've used the hot am shims in other bikes and...

I've used the hot am shims in other bikes and have no concerns other than you need to measure them and not count on the marked sizes. That's probably an effect of my equipment or technique but...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-01-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By Alleycatdad
If you have to order the shims, toss in a couple...

If you have to order the shims, toss in a couple of bridge bolts too. They are very soft and the approach angles esp in the front make it easy to strip the heads by not having the Allen fully seated....
Forum: Vendors 07-01-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,543
Posted By Alleycatdad
Thanks. I have a couple if those with the spare...

Thanks. I have a couple if those with the spare filters (yours of course) that I carry.

SA
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