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Forum: Thumpers Today, 02:16 PM
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Posted By thumpididump
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/HzQAAOxy0...

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/HzQAAOxy039TPHNA/$_35.JPG

the impact driver, not the boobs.
Forum: Vendors Today, 12:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,571
Posted By thumpididump
+1

+1
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:10 PM
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Views: 2,409,496
Posted By thumpididump
The base is plenty wide. BTW, Princess Auto...

The base is plenty wide. BTW, Princess Auto regularly has them on sale for 50%.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:51 AM
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Posted By thumpididump
No problem. They're rated for 1,200 lbs. ...

No problem. They're rated for 1,200 lbs.


I have one packed away in storage back in Canada, but I recently picked up a Orange one here in Germany. :evil
...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:18 AM
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Posted By thumpididump
I've used one of these for many years. Remove the...

I've used one of these for many years. Remove the short posts by sliding them off and it works perfectly under the skid plate. Can lift a million pounds.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11,429
Views: 2,440,483
Posted By thumpididump
Winter projects moving slowly, but moving forward...

Winter projects moving slowly, but moving forward nonetheless:

Needed to grind away a little bit of the cooling fins on the Vision-X Optimus LED lights:
...
Forum: Canada 01-21-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9,479
Views: 634,353
Posted By thumpididump
You be sunk, Shipwreck !

You be sunk, Shipwreck !
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-21-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,663
Posted By thumpididump
Yes

Yes
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-21-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 516,015
Posted By thumpididump
Went out for lunch today ... ended up spending a...

Went out for lunch today ... ended up spending a lot of cash.

Gently used 2013 model, 10,000 Kms, Akra slip-on, Touratech seat, racks, skidplate. Not shown is the aluminum panniers. Also comes...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 02:30 PM
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Views: 2,409,496
Posted By thumpididump
Bump??

Bump??
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,648
Posted By thumpididump
I went with solid silver (solid colours were...

I went with solid silver (solid colours were marked down, flashy graphics were full price). Mine is size Large.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20,583
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Posted By thumpididump
Because I have no problem spending every last...

Because I have no problem spending every last penny I earn on motorcycles and motorcycle related stuff, here's an update on my lighting situation:

You'll see from my previous post (quoted below) I...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,648
Posted By thumpididump
My complaint isn't so much with the rachet...

My complaint isn't so much with the rachet mechanism itself. Rather, it's more with Shoei's "placement" of the attachment points for the straps, causing the buckle to press against my throat. If...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,648
Posted By thumpididump
I thought the ratchet buckle was the bees knees...

I thought the ratchet buckle was the bees knees when I tried it on in the store. But 15 minutes into my first ride with it, the novelty had worn off and it's driven me nuts ever since.
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 22,048
Posted By thumpididump
Y'know, while I do love all the high tech stuff...

Y'know, while I do love all the high tech stuff they've crammed into my '14 690, I do miss the simplicity of a properly sorted carbureted engine.

Well done ! :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 20,583
Views: 2,409,496
Posted By thumpididump
+1 I also just installed the Oxford Premium...

+1

I also just installed the Oxford Premium Adventure Grips. I chose them because they are fatter, which are more comfy for my arthritic hands on longer rides. IMO, size matter. :norton
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-14-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11,429
Views: 2,440,483
Posted By thumpididump
Yah, if you click the YouTube link,the...

Yah, if you click the YouTube link,the description says he has Michelin AC10 tires with 7mm spikes. Awesome video, that one.
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 12:30 PM
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Views: 2,409,496
Posted By thumpididump
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20,583
Views: 2,409,496
Posted By thumpididump
Here's another option: the OEM accessory kit from...

Here's another option: the OEM accessory kit from KTM. Works very well. Actually, I just removed it and am looking to sell it because I just upgraded to a HDB top clamp, I won't be using it anymore....
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20,583
Views: 2,409,496
Posted By thumpididump
Great if you only ride offroad. Not recommended...

Great if you only ride offroad. Not recommended if you ride on the street. I know some people who do, however.
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20,583
Views: 2,409,496
Posted By thumpididump
Ktm690.info website has been offline for some...

Ktm690.info website has been offline for some time now. I assume someone here may know about it. Curious if it's gone offline permanently, or if it's expected to be revived?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-10-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11,429
Views: 2,440,483
Posted By thumpididump
Went To the Touratech store to pick up some...

Went To the Touratech store to pick up some farkles I ordered. I was pretty annoyed after having given a testicle for a new seat, only to have the plastic tab snap like a soda cracker....not...
Forum: Vendors 01-09-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 173,820
Posted By thumpididump
Personally, I find the website very good. Easy to...

Personally, I find the website very good. Easy to navigate and straightforward.
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20,583
Views: 2,409,496
Posted By thumpididump
Here we go: ...

Here we go:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=542381
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20,583
Views: 2,409,496
Posted By thumpididump
Yes, I ordered the SXdx top clamp with the hand...

Yes, I ordered the SXdx top clamp with the hand guards, and I went all out and ordered the full rally light kit and the speedo mount.The whole package fits together very well. Still sorting out my...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20,583
Views: 2,409,496
Posted By thumpididump
HDB, FTW ! ...

HDB, FTW !


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-vctrsyL3SHY/VJXdsz6jIcI/AAAAAAAAH8Q/-HLkSl6csgE/s640/20141213_173148.jpg

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Forum: Canada 01-08-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9,479
Views: 634,353
Posted By thumpididump
Duty and taxes are quite likely. Has nothing to...

Duty and taxes are quite likely. Has nothing to do with which online retailer you are using. Basically, if the declared value on the package is less than $20, it will just pass through the mail, no...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-07-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 120,976
Posted By thumpididump
Rented a TTR600 for a couple of days in the...

Rented a TTR600 for a couple of days in the Canary Islands. Spectacular scenery and terrain.
Hope to go back there and explore some more. Photos taken with my Galaxy S5.

...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2,406
Views: 371,744
Posted By thumpididump
How'd you do it? Drill and tap holes, or buy new...

How'd you do it? Drill and tap holes, or buy new caps?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-04-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 11,429
Views: 2,440,483
Posted By thumpididump
There's a lot of meat on that rear tire!

There's a lot of meat on that rear tire!
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20,583
Views: 2,409,496
Posted By thumpididump
To install the grab handles, yes, there are...

To install the grab handles, yes, there are markings in on the underside. I found that a 5/8" spade drill bit was perfect.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 20,583
Views: 2,409,496
Posted By thumpididump
I've used both Karoo 3's and Michelin T63. The...

I've used both Karoo 3's and Michelin T63. The Michelin was my tire of choice on my DR650. Performance-wise, they were the same for dirt and mud but I found the Michelin lasted a little longer, and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2,169
Views: 708,123
Posted By thumpididump
Hmm... Perhaps KTM Twins is getting charged...

Hmm... Perhaps KTM Twins is getting charged duty/import taxes when their shipments get processed by US Customs? Or, maybe they're just gouging customers. I dunno.
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2,169
Views: 708,123
Posted By thumpididump
The VAT is paid by anyone who buys anything...

The VAT is paid by anyone who buys anything within the EU. If you're a tourist, then you can get the VAT refunded at the airport upon your departure from the EU (provided you asked the merchant who...
Forum: Canada 12-27-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 9,479
Views: 634,353
Posted By thumpididump
I got out for a boxing day ride also, on a rented...

I got out for a boxing day ride also, on a rented bike in the Canary Islands. Spectacualr weather.

...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-26-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2,242
Views: 529,625
Posted By thumpididump
Not actually my bike, but a rental in the Canary...

Not actually my bike, but a rental in the Canary Islands. A perfectly capable vacation rental bike for a couple of days. Yamaha TTR600

Some spectacular riding here, both paved roads and dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20,583
Views: 2,409,496
Posted By thumpididump
+1 Quality parts, reasonable price.

+1

Quality parts, reasonable price.
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4,507
Views: 1,518,531
Posted By thumpididump
In North America, the 690 comes with Pirelli...

In North America, the 690 comes with Pirelli MT-21 knobbies.

In Europe, the OEM tire is the Metzeler Sahara 3.
Forum: Vendors 12-23-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,571
Posted By thumpididump
Indeed. The fueling on the '14 model is so...

Indeed. The fueling on the '14 model is so perfect I'm very hesitant to mess with it. On the other hand, I really want some extra fuel range and I like everything about this kit except for the...
Forum: Vendors 12-22-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,571
Posted By thumpididump
If I had a way to remap the ECU on my '14, I'd be...

If I had a way to remap the ECU on my '14, I'd be all over this.
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