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Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,735
Views: 206,609
Posted By big_sur
I honestly have no idea, but KTM mirrors are...

I honestly have no idea, but KTM mirrors are generally exchangeable. I had 990 mirrors on my 690 for a while.

That said, the factory ones on the 1290 are some of the better mirrors I've ever had...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-29-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By big_sur
The NFS should get a Ghe-o Rescue

This thing is badass

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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-27-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,818
Posted By big_sur
Why not? I wouldn't mind a hot chocolate when I'm...

Why not? I wouldn't mind a hot chocolate when I'm over that way :lol3 Like I said before, I very rarely see people on the trails and don't see this whole "crowded" thing people complain about, nor do...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-26-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,678
Posted By big_sur
:wave

:wave
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-26-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,818
Posted By big_sur
Yeah, Cottonwood pass is so hardcore. It's going...

Yeah, Cottonwood pass is so hardcore. It's going to be a huge loss. I've heard guys with lowered Porsches had to raise up their coilovers to get through. :rofl

Aside from the fact that it being...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-26-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,818
Posted By big_sur
Meh, whatever, I'm all for it. It's a boring ass...

Meh, whatever, I'm all for it. It's a boring ass road on a dirt bike, at least this will turn it into something interesting for a street bike. Expand your garage folks.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-26-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,678
Posted By big_sur
I suppose this will be nice for a lot of folks...

I suppose this will be nice for a lot of folks that don't get out much, but as someone who does a good amount of exploring the backcountry on a (plated) dirt bike, being able to ride 40 and under...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-05-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By big_sur
You may also want to take an AIARE avy 1 class...

You may also want to take an AIARE avy 1 class before you go if you want to ride in the backcountry. http://aiare.info/providers_list.php

You know about cornices...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,735
Views: 206,609
Posted By big_sur
Yeah, I think for a sticky tire, it's either Q3's...

Yeah, I think for a sticky tire, it's either Q3's if you want the best bang for your buck or Super Corsa's if you want absolute performance, but the Pirelli's aren't very competitive from a price...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,735
Views: 206,609
Posted By big_sur
I just keep putting Q3's on mine but I like...

I just keep putting Q3's on mine but I like sticky tires because I don't have to swap for track days. I've heard good things about PR4's though.
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,735
Views: 206,609
Posted By big_sur
I would certainly question KTM's oil...

I would certainly question KTM's oil recommendations. They recommended every 3k on my 690 and I was changing it at 2k or every other track day and the piston did not look good after 12k miles....
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,735
Views: 206,609
Posted By big_sur
I think the new and fancy wore off so they're...

I think the new and fancy wore off so they're becoming what the old ones were; awesome niche bikes. I imagine the modding thing may also be true; I still haven't put even a slip-on on mine, though...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3,475
Views: 534,786
Posted By big_sur
Enduro engineering braces work

Enduro engineering braces work
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3,475
Views: 534,786
Posted By big_sur
Or just fill out the questionnaire honestly... ...

Or just fill out the questionnaire honestly...
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Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3,475
Views: 534,786
Posted By big_sur
Get preload right first or everything else will...

Get preload right first or everything else will be in vain. Preload\sag is like 80% of getting your suspension right. You should be able to pick up a spanner at your local moto store\ktm dealer and...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,735
Views: 206,609
Posted By big_sur
As an aside, might want to check your plate\put...

As an aside, might want to check your plate\put some vibration dampening on it if you have the KTM PP tail tidy or another metal one. I noticed today that my plate is cracked around the bolt on one...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,735
Views: 206,609
Posted By big_sur
Exchange rates brah; the australian dollar is...

Exchange rates brah; the australian dollar is suckin it up against the euro.
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,854
Posted By big_sur
Alright, so it's gotten cold and I started...

Alright, so it's gotten cold and I started mapping. First draft of the route is 5,898 miles with about 21 days of riding, which gives me 9 days or so of exploring\relaxing. I feel like that's a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1,735
Views: 206,609
Posted By big_sur
It's a little rough over 85 or so, but otherwise,...

It's a little rough over 85 or so, but otherwise, I found it to be pretty comfy on a quick 3 day, 1,400 mile trip. See sig for details.
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,735
Views: 206,609
Posted By big_sur
Just hit 6,000 miles yesterday, no problems yet :D

Just hit 6,000 miles yesterday, no problems yet :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-06-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By big_sur
Get some lights and do night rides...july is...

Get some lights and do night rides...july is unbearably hot. The rock heats up so you're getting cooked from below and above.

Other than that, this -...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,416
Posted By big_sur
You do know that bikes like these weigh 400+lbs...

You do know that bikes like these weigh 400+lbs and have very little similarity to anything you'd ever want to get on a kart track with, right?

My 950SM made for a great bike for touring,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-04-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,052
Posted By big_sur
I've left them for the trash guy in Denver city...

I've left them for the trash guy in Denver city just sitting next to the cans and they took them, though that has just been one tire at a time.
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1,735
Views: 206,609
Posted By big_sur
I imagine it has to do with safety. Mine is still...

I imagine it has to do with safety. Mine is still tight, but I can't imagine anyone actually being able to feel 2-3mm play while riding and there haven't been any failures I've heard of so I kind of...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,735
Views: 206,609
Posted By big_sur
Mind posting how much you sold it for? I'd be...

Mind posting how much you sold it for? I'd be curious to know how the used market is shaping up.
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,201
Posted By big_sur
I find this hard to believe. My 1290 pulls my...

I find this hard to believe. My 1290 pulls my friends RC8 many bike lengths in most situations below 130 mph. Maybe gearing here?
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,201
Posted By big_sur
It gets kind of silly at a point though because...

It gets kind of silly at a point though because it's like, well if you want something fast for the track, just get the super duke or RC16. The last SMR was already too big for a kart track, this one...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-03-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 870
Posted By big_sur
you might try this - http://www.wdsma.com/

you might try this - http://www.wdsma.com/
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-02-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15,938
Views: 2,502,302
Posted By big_sur
Fully loaded '09 JKUR for sale - 35k miles ...

Fully loaded '09 JKUR for sale - 35k miles
http://images.craigslist.org/00101_duqWcqNQgeC_600x450.jpg

More info here; feel free to pm me with ?'s :...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3,475
Views: 534,786
Posted By big_sur
Yeah, it's probably my favorite place that I've...

Yeah, it's probably my favorite place that I've ridden so far. Having all that traction lets you do some trial-sy things that my skill level doesn't normally allow.
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,651
Posted By big_sur
I've crashed in some cordura pants and they held...

I've crashed in some cordura pants and they held up really well, even on rough double shot treated road.

I think less important than the fabric is the intended use. Sure, carhartts are tough, but...
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 24,194
Posted By big_sur
Thanks, that's helpful :beer

Thanks, that's helpful :beer
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 24,194
Posted By big_sur
So I'm starting to think about tires for a cross...

So I'm starting to think about tires for a cross country trip next year and I've basically got it down to running Q3's and making a pit stop to change tires or possibly getting a set of PR4's.
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,581
Posted By big_sur
I had a 950SM for a while and it was a great all...

I had a 950SM for a while and it was a great all around motorcycle. Track days, touring, commuting, you name it. I imagine the 990 would be even better. Get the preload set up right and they have...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3,475
Views: 534,786
Posted By big_sur
Went to Moab for Thanksgiving. Love the light...

Went to Moab for Thanksgiving. Love the light weight for the more technical stuff. I also got to try out the new Squadron XL headlight; that thing is amazing at night.

Day One - Hell's...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3,475
Views: 534,786
Posted By big_sur
Altitude definitely causes power loss, but I...

Altitude definitely causes power loss, but I spend a lot of time between 8-12k, up to 14k, and have never had issues with it. FI ftw
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-26-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,919
Posted By big_sur
In cities, sure, but in a lot of places there's...

In cities, sure, but in a lot of places there's only one competitive option, typically cable, because they lucked into having an infrastructure that is more compatible with higher speeds. Sure, there...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-26-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,919
Posted By big_sur
Comcast is pretty much just as bad. They charged...

Comcast is pretty much just as bad. They charged me to lease a modem that I own for a year and wouldn't refund my money. Unfortunately, most of these utilities realize they have more or less monopoly...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-25-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,919
Posted By big_sur
CL could only do 5mbps out here so we had to go...

CL could only do 5mbps out here so we had to go with comcast. 55/mo for comcast 50mbps and we either go with air tv for local stuff or stream with chromecast\fire tv for real content.

As an side,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-20-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,479
Posted By big_sur
So we got it back yesterday with a steering...

So we got it back yesterday with a steering damper twice the size of the original and no more death wobble. The service guy was super adamant about every jeep "needing" a steering damper, which who...
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