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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By mroddis
Thanks for update

Thanks for posting. Watching closely as I'm planning on a big WA loop next weekend - vancouver to darrington, granite falls, Leavenworth (camp), chelan, Winthrop (explore), home.....watching the news...
Forum: Vendors 07-09-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,346
Posted By mroddis
can't find?

Are these still available?

Thanks,
Matthew.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-09-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By mroddis
not finding much

To answer my own question, I don't think there's much on the market at the moment. What I'm looking at is something that's fairly wide (at least 2"-3" armband) that will securely hold the device...
Forum: Canada 07-08-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 922
Posted By mroddis
me too

Will keep my eyes open in Vancouver too.
Absolutely hate thieves...

M.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-02-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By mroddis
inReach SE - armband case/holder?

Hi all,
My wife bought me the inReach SE for Father's day and I'm just trying to figure out the best way to carry it on my while I'm riding. Ideally I'd like to find an armband style case so I can...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-17-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 24,367
Posted By mroddis
Paired inReach

I just got one for Father's day!

Quick question re: texts. When I pair it with my iphone, do texts sent via my phone (and presumably routed through the InReach device) count towards my monthly...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-06-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,946
Posted By mroddis
same

Same experience for me - never had an issue with the Scorps.

M.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-05-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By mroddis
Thanks

Thanks for all the ideas - I'm thinking now of riding from Vancouver to Osoyoos, stop and pick up my brother, then head straight down to Cashmere all in the same day. This should give me plenty of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By mroddis
WABDR: Segment Question (1 day riding)

Hi all,
I didn't want to add this to the existing WABDR thread as it's more a trip planning question…

This July, it looks like I'll have a day to ride in the Chelan/Winthrop area. I'll be coming...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-30-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 798
Posted By mroddis
KTM Twins

This is what I used to oil mine last week...

http://www.ktmtwins.com/uni-filter-service-kit

M.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-29-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By mroddis
Welcome from another CDN. If I head into...

Welcome from another CDN.

If I head into the okanagan at all this summer I'll be sure to give you a shout. Nice looking bike - you'll enjoy it I'm sure.

M.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-26-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,016
Posted By mroddis
Slow and steady

I'm new at wrenching on these bikes - the biggest thing for me was the unknown. Not knowing if I was doing something rignt and generally lacking in confidence overall.

Year 3 of ownership (06...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-26-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By mroddis
Typically it's to eliminate the crossover brake...

Typically it's to eliminate the crossover brake line on the 950s. It's one of my planned updates to the bike once funds are freed up a little....

m.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-25-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By mroddis
Just finished

I just did my water pump rebuild.

Silicone grease (that I ended up buying at a plumbing store) is suggested for the seal, not the bearings. The bearings are preoiled and do not need any grease...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-21-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,999
Posted By mroddis
Thanks

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and your adventure.

Hwy20 is on my list of rides this year - I've travelled on it numerous times on our way from Vancouver to Winthrop to camp each summer, and...
Forum: Canada 05-20-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,339
Posted By mroddis
Lots to do

We're up in Whistler every month, and it's really grown into a year round place. In July, there's so much to do, you'll have a great time.

Pemberton suggestion is a great one - there are some...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-17-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,966
Posted By mroddis
Hardly

I took some photos comparing both (I got the CJ design kit) and the original one still looked pretty good. There were some faint grooves but it was hard to really feel them with your nail - ever so...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-17-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,966
Posted By mroddis
Mine too

Mine looked fine after 46,000 kms but I felt like I was on borrowed time. The water pump had never been done so, anticipating some long trips this summer in remote places, I figured it was worth my...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-17-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By mroddis
Btw

By the way, my wife was shocked that I could submit a question to a bunch of strangers one night and in the morning have my question answered. I told her they weren't strangers...

Thanks everyone...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-17-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By mroddis
Thanks

Thanks everyone - yes it seemed strange to me that only 1 washer was used. ( #7 in the exhaust fiche) Thanks for clarifying Zuber.

I also have an extra sealing ring (I came prepared for this job)...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-16-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By mroddis
KTM 950 Adventure front header washer?

Hi guys,
I'm nearly complete my first water pump seal upgrade (thanks HOW!) and just reconnecting the front header. On the microfiche it appears that there is a washer between the flange on the...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,375
Posted By mroddis
Best rest

I have the Best Rest cycle pump - haven't given compressors a second thought since buying it.

Matthew.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-12-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,312
Posted By mroddis
Nice

Now aren't you glad you didn't sell it???

Nice bike.
Matthew.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-11-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18,631
Views: 7,426,158
Posted By mroddis
How were the cinnamon buns? Was meaning to get...

How were the cinnamon buns? Was meaning to get out there for the opening but maintenance work just wasn't quite done....

Awesome ride.

M.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-01-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,779
Posted By mroddis
Success!

Thanks to all the suggestions. Tonight I went out there with my newly acquired propane torch, bolt extractor, patience, and a beer.

After soaking overnight with PB, I had to heat the bolts and...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-30-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,779
Posted By mroddis
4th Attempt - Help please

OK, so my water pump replacement is still thwarted by these damned bolts! And the weather is approaching 23 degrees (Canajun)…

1) I tried soaking with some WD40 and giving a day. Nothing.

2)...
Forum: Canada 04-29-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,633
Posted By mroddis
Approved. Looking forward to September! ...

Approved.
Looking forward to September!

Matthew.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-28-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,779
Posted By mroddis
Thanks everyone! Too late....I think...

Thanks everyone!



Too late....I think i rushed it yesterday and didn't give it enough time. Sun is here in rainy Vancouver and I was trying too hard to get the job done and the bike on the...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-27-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,779
Posted By mroddis
argh

Chuckracer,
I was wondering that…
I couldn't seem to get the pipe off without take off the shield and gaining that extra fraction of an inch in order to coax it. I'm assuming that it's possible,...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-27-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,779
Posted By mroddis
My today

Attempting to do my water pump today and got as far as the tank off and 1 of these little bastards out - the other 2 fully stripped trying to get 'em out. Now have to go back tomorrow night and...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-13-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By mroddis
Just replaced the o-ring on my gear position...

Just replaced the o-ring on my gear position sensor. The way the oil worked its way under the bike it looked like it could be from the oil plug but working back discovered the sensor. Not an uncommon...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-13-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10,278
Views: 2,101,169
Posted By mroddis
I bought a cleaner/oiler kit for my BMC filter...

I bought a cleaner/oiler kit for my BMC filter from KTM Twins.
M.
Forum: Canada 04-11-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,633
Posted By mroddis
Sounds great Mike. Thanks. M.

Sounds great Mike. Thanks.
M.
Forum: Canada 04-11-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,633
Posted By mroddis
I too am waiting for approval from my better half...

I too am waiting for approval from my better half on the time away, but things look promising at the moment! So I'm (mostly/almost) in.

I too am a new to dirt rider - and a relatively new rider...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-27-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,922
Posted By mroddis
Spent last night over a map, drawing out the...

Spent last night over a map, drawing out the route for my planned Vancouver/Inuvik/Vancouver ride in 2016. Now I can't concentrate on anything else....

m.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-23-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10,278
Views: 2,101,169
Posted By mroddis
Spent some $$

Bought her a new 4L of Motorex gold infused oil for $90 (!!!). At least that's what I suspect they put in it to justify that kind of price...

Also picked up a couple of jugs of Engine Ice ready to...
Forum: Canada 03-21-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,633
Posted By mroddis
Awesome!! Attempting to clear the family...

Awesome!!

Attempting to clear the family calendar as we speak...

Thanks for putting this together - I know it's a lot of work.

Matthew.
Forum: Canada 03-02-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 25,534
Posted By mroddis
Mike, I'm a relatively newcomer to this sport...

Mike,
I'm a relatively newcomer to this sport and slowly finding my way around the lower mainland on 2 wheels. I am looking for rides like these from people like you that know the ins and outs of...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-24-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10,278
Views: 2,101,169
Posted By mroddis
Great - thanks for the advice. Will try it...

Great - thanks for the advice. Will try it tonight or tomorrow.
Still blown away by the amount of help on this site.

Greatly appreciated.

M.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-24-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10,278
Views: 2,101,169
Posted By mroddis
In trying to fix a tweaked fender, spent some...

In trying to fix a tweaked fender, spent some time looking around the front. Rerouted the speed pickup thingmajiggy as it didn't look quite like in the repair manual.

Anyone have a close up pic...
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