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Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,853
Posted By CordR
I agree with this. I think any shop that's...

I agree with this. I think any shop that's selling a street-worthy bike should have it in street-worthy condition when it leaves the shop. Whether that's a standard practice or not, it should be.

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-12-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,365
Posted By CordR
I believe that's all it takes for you to be an...

I believe that's all it takes for you to be an honorary Canadian. So on behalf of 35 million other people, welcome to the true north, strong and free.

:clap


C
Forum: Canada 11-12-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By CordR
Looks fantastic. Well done. C

Looks fantastic.

Well done.


C
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 361,687
Posted By CordR
:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 106,636
Posted By CordR
Here's something I wrote in another thread that...

Here's something I wrote in another thread that may help....My buddy had them laying flat on his luggage....
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,629
Posted By CordR
Fantastic write up. I have a 690, but we...

Fantastic write up.

I have a 690, but we have similar tastes in luggage. Yours is definitely more refined.

My next bike will be a 500 and I would like to get everything inside my Coyote bag,...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,225
Posted By CordR
Hey Martin, Good choice on not online...

Hey Martin,

Good choice on not online shopping, especially with ladies clothing. My wife had a helluva time finding pants that worked.....it does seem like most of the women's clothing is an...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 361,687
Posted By CordR
That is great news for Florida hangers.....and a...

That is great news for Florida hangers.....and a well needed bump for this thread!


Now let's see some recent pics from those that have the time to camp and hang.....

C
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 301,772
Posted By CordR
I KNOW!!! I saw that......I really hope...

I KNOW!!!


I saw that......I really hope that's still there when I go for mine.

C
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 301,772
Posted By CordR
Uh oh.

So I went and test rode the kool aid last weekend.

Had about 30 minutes on an XCT.

In the last couple years, the Victory line had caught my eye. At the motorcycle show this past January, I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4,254
Views: 694,929
Posted By CordR
Caliper seal

Has anyone purchased a seal replacement kit for their front calipers?

If so, any feedback on vendors/quality/price etc?

I have an '06 with a damaged dust/outer seal. May as well do it all.

...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 1,042,032
Posted By CordR
Is that a skidplate toolbox built by Scheffelmeir?

Is that a skidplate toolbox built by Scheffelmeir?
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 204,883
Posted By CordR
congrats! :clap You'll love it in UT....

congrats!
:clap


You'll love it in UT. Report back after you're done!


C
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,853
Posted By CordR
Good on ya'. I'll be listing my 690 soon as...

Good on ya'.

I'll be listing my 690 soon as well! It's a great machine, but for what I do, dropping 60lbs out of the gates will help quite a bit.


Realistically won't be buying a 500 until...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 361,687
Posted By CordR
Thanks, Maggot12 and thanks again Astrolump. A...

Thanks, Maggot12 and thanks again Astrolump. A middle finger right back atcha'.


I would probably go with the larger Hennessy hex tarp as well. That's the setup I used last year in my comedy of...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 361,687
Posted By CordR
Thanks, astrolump. I think it was the DD I...

Thanks, astrolump.

I think it was the DD I was trying to recall, but I could only find the Lawson Blue Ridge info....I was half convinced the one I was looking for was the Lawson, but indeed it's...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 361,687
Posted By CordR
Side sleeping....

Is there a consensus on optimal setups for side sleepers?


I tried to use a hammock last year on what was supposed to be the UTBDR and the COBDR. I researched and planned for several months and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 204,883
Posted By CordR
Hey Lochachi, I did most of the UTBDR last...

Hey Lochachi,

I did most of the UTBDR last year on my 690 while my riding partner was on his 500. Obviously the 690 is more than capable, but my buddy is a better rider and out of the gates he...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 15,275
Posted By CordR
I know I'm a year late to the party, but I just...

I know I'm a year late to the party, but I just wanted to say that was a great RR. Interesting pics, just the right amount of detail and a good mix of human and canine fun. (You can really tell the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19,844
Views: 2,302,037
Posted By CordR
Check out Britannia Composites Lynx fairing for...

Check out Britannia Composites Lynx fairing for the 690. I have it on my 08 and have been really happy with it. Ian, the owner, is a great guy and there's a thread in the vendors section as well as...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,687,053
Posted By CordR
Yup, the same bottles. Pretty sure my buddy...

Yup, the same bottles.

Pretty sure my buddy lost a few brain cells that night.
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,687,053
Posted By CordR
Hey Twistie - just a little feedback on a...

Hey Twistie - just a little feedback on a version of this setup that my buddy tried....

A couple years ago, we did the WABDR. He had a similar setup with a carabiner clipped to the lid....
Forum: Canada 05-27-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By CordR
This looks very interesting. Thanks for posting.

This looks very interesting. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Canada 02-02-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,872
Posted By CordR
No need to apologize. I'm actually just starting...

No need to apologize. I'm actually just starting to look at options. I like the idea of a folding trailer, but everything I had seen was too expensive. Something like this may fit both my budget and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By CordR
Or phrased another way.... Yes indeed,...

Or phrased another way....


Yes indeed, there is quite a bit of discussion already about it. Most likely in the link already provided.

Join the speculation!
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3,081
Views: 463,134
Posted By CordR
*possible* future 350 owner here

Hey All,

Thanks to everyone that has contributed to this thread.

I'm strongly considering downsizing the weight of my 690 and upgrading my single track abilities by going with a 350 (or...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 279,595
Posted By CordR
Northvanrider, when you take delivery, you may...

Northvanrider, when you take delivery, you may just become my new best friend!


Congrats. Hope it's everything you want.



Watching closely....

:eek1
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 279,595
Posted By CordR
Thumb I don't have a whole lot to add to what everyone...

I don't have a whole lot to add to what everyone is saying other than I finally had a chance to see it in the flesh for the first time at our MC show in Vancouver, Canada, this past weekend.

Had a...
Forum: Canada 12-31-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,676
Posted By CordR
I've tried various versions of things.... ...

I've tried various versions of things....

Just got back from 3 days in WA and Portland. In Sep we attempted the UT and CO BDR's and I found mixed success.

And it is almost embarrassing to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6,001
Views: 884,889
Posted By CordR
If you ever see me with this setup, it means I...

If you ever see me with this setup, it means I recently became single.

:rofl


Thanks for all the input everyone.

I'd love to be able to keep the 690 and get a 'Berg, but that's not in the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6,001
Views: 884,889
Posted By CordR
Thanks for the input, SRG. Perhaps I should...

Thanks for the input, SRG. Perhaps I should consider the bigger bikes.

I didn't fully explain where I'm at, so maybe that will help....or maybe it won't change your thoughts.

I'm going to focus...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6,001
Views: 884,889
Posted By CordR
Converting from a 690

Mind if a 690 owner crashes the party?


After a recent ride in UT where I was on my KTM 690 and my buddy was on his KTM 500, it became apparent to me that he did everything I did in terms of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By CordR
Hey Lukas. Hope the plans for your new project...

Hey Lukas. Hope the plans for your new project are going well!


Thank you (and ByStickel) for the input. That's exactly the type of info I was looking for.

There's actually a 390 Berg for sale...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By CordR
Yes, almost every manufacturer makes a 450 that...

Yes, almost every manufacturer makes a 450 that can check off all the boxes.

Hence the question, is that too much bike for a person with average adventure rider skills to take into a beginner's...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By CordR
Which 200-400 all-rounder?

Oh yay.....another 'which bike is for me?' thread. (And the crowd goes silent.....)

Would love some input from the been-there-done-that crowd.


I will try to summarize where I'm at with 2...
Forum: Racing 10-16-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,519
Posted By CordR
Your fans are waiting?

What's going on, Cowgirl?

How does this story go? Did you keep racing?


Did you do anything special to get in better racing shape?

:evil:lol3:evil

C
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,188
Posted By CordR
For the most part, the issues you are talking...

For the most part, the issues you are talking about are a tiny minority if you go by the Wunderfest thread.

I have an 08 with 20K km on it and haven't had any serious mechanical issues (other than...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19,844
Views: 2,302,037
Posted By CordR
Love that.

Love that.
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19,844
Views: 2,302,037
Posted By CordR
"I don't care who you are, that's funny right...

"I don't care who you are, that's funny right there."

:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,886
Posted By CordR
I've had the Mitas E09 Dakar's since May and have...

I've had the Mitas E09 Dakar's since May and have been extremely happy with them.

Full disclosure - I had a shop put them on but a friend who also has a 690 spooned them on himself and he said the...
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