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Forum: Canada 03-26-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 675
Posted By CanadianX
They'll probably be able to scrape up enough...

They'll probably be able to scrape up enough change to fill the fuel tank of their favourite ferrari. May being the least well off has an estimated net worth around $13 million, Hammond is around $25...
Forum: Canada 03-26-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 675
Posted By CanadianX
It was an entertaining show and Clarkson was a...

It was an entertaining show and Clarkson was a big piece of that. Being an ass, arrogant and opinionated was fine. Assaulting, & abusing people and making boardline or wholesale racist commententaty...
Forum: Canada 03-24-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9,600
Views: 659,666
Posted By CanadianX
Once again - screw you old man winter!

Once again - screw you old man winter!
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8,772
Views: 1,838,580
Posted By CanadianX
Man that just makes me all the more impatient to...

Man that just makes me all the more impatient to get out and ride. Maybe in a couple of weeks if there is a good snow melt.
Forum: Canada 03-23-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9,600
Views: 659,666
Posted By CanadianX
Good point, if you have responsibilities to...

Good point, if you have responsibilities to family, job or creditors a little income replacement insurance in case you snuggle a tree in the woods might be a good idea. Can't think of any rally...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8,772
Views: 1,838,580
Posted By CanadianX
Awesome, thanks guys.

Awesome, thanks guys.
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8,772
Views: 1,838,580
Posted By CanadianX
With a 14/50 set up can anyone confirm if the...

With a 14/50 set up can anyone confirm if the right chain length is 118?
Also what's the collective wisdom on the reusable oil filters?
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8,772
Views: 1,838,580
Posted By CanadianX
:lol3 yup on the inside against the engine. Lots...

:lol3 yup on the inside against the engine. Lots of mud and water where we ride so the skid tends to collect mud and spend a fair amount of time under water.

mwjp...damn! Looked again and maybe...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8,772
Views: 1,838,580
Posted By CanadianX
I was thinking about putting weather stripping on...

I was thinking about putting weather stripping on the frame to give it some protection from rubbing.

Alongat - I may take you up on the offer. Do you know how well it holds up to mud and water?
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 8,772
Views: 1,838,580
Posted By CanadianX
Went with the flatland (will add truck bed spray...

Went with the flatland (will add truck bed spray on liner to the inside to cut the noise down) and bought the KTM powerparts plastic cover for the waterpump for added protection....
Forum: Canada 03-15-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,718
Posted By CanadianX
For the short ride I did get on the 500 I did...

For the short ride I did get on the 500 I did find the seat less comfortable than the 690s. I had a 2012 MY and the seats were supposedly different than previous models (?) It could be after the...
Forum: Canada 03-14-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,718
Posted By CanadianX
Nah, picked up a Buns of Steel work out CD in the...

Nah, picked up a Buns of Steel work out CD in the Walmart bargain bin. I'm going to try to beat it into submission with a rock hard ass. :lol3
Forum: Canada 03-14-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,718
Posted By CanadianX
^Didn't get a lot done but did swap the pegs, add...

^Didn't get a lot done but did swap the pegs, add the hand guards and mount (not wire) the aux lights) and adjust the controls. Managed to get out for a ride for an hour to put the first hour on the...
Forum: Canada 03-13-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,695
Posted By CanadianX
Add me to the list of maybe for next yr. Thinking...

Add me to the list of maybe for next yr. Thinking this is a good opportunity to ship to Vegas and ride into Baja.
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 8,772
Views: 1,838,580
Posted By CanadianX
My buddy and I both used to run 690s. He was...

My buddy and I both used to run 690s. He was always smoother and faster than me on everything but the really technical stuff, When he went to the 500 I found initially I could keep up on the open...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8,772
Views: 1,838,580
Posted By CanadianX
Not surprised, the spec sheets on the bikes don't...

Not surprised, the spec sheets on the bikes don't lie the 690 is a stronger motor. I recall doing hole shot drag races on my 690 against a 500 and was able to beat the 500 consistently but then the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8,772
Views: 1,838,580
Posted By CanadianX
First first ride

First ride of the season and first ride on the 500. It now has a grand total of 1hr on the clock and I'll drop it off for the 1st break in service. Initial impressions: Its the sharper lighter knife...
Forum: Canada 03-11-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9,600
Views: 659,666
Posted By CanadianX
First first ride

First of the season and first on the new bike:clap.

I was able to get some initial impressions of the 500 vs my old 690, albeit all on the road, save little bit of muddy dirt road. Can't wait to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,608
Posted By CanadianX
Hey, I hope you carried on with the ass slapping...

Hey, I hope you carried on with the ass slapping of wild animals game from previous RR :lol3
Forum: Canada 03-09-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9,600
Views: 659,666
Posted By CanadianX
and I have a brand new 0 hrs bike just begging to...

and I have a brand new 0 hrs bike just begging to be ridden, so I'm hoping for sun and wind to eat the snow. Not a lot of salt this year around here. To cold so it was mostly sand on the roads.
Forum: Canada 03-09-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9,600
Views: 659,666
Posted By CanadianX
Trail report. Trails are snowed in still. That is...

Trail report. Trails are snowed in still. That is all.
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8,772
Views: 1,838,580
Posted By CanadianX
Is it because they can't do wheelies? :lol3

Is it because they can't do wheelies? :lol3
Forum: Canada 03-06-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By CanadianX
Spoke with Jim at AC Cargo in TO today to gather...

Spoke with Jim at AC Cargo in TO today to gather some more info. The promotion is just that a promotion that can end at some future date. The deals under the promotion are specific to travel in...
Forum: Canada 03-06-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,002
Posted By CanadianX
Thoughts on retiring out of Canada? Costa Rica,...

Thoughts on retiring out of Canada? Costa Rica, Panama, places in Asia...there are a few top ten lists out there. Cheap housing and low cost of living, stable gov't, low crime, first world medical...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8,772
Views: 1,838,580
Posted By CanadianX
It does.

It does.
Forum: Canada 03-05-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By CanadianX
Emailed AC asking about shipping a bike from TO...

Emailed AC asking about shipping a bike from TO to San Diego. Gave dimensions for the 500 exc and asked about whether there is value in making the bike smaller by removing the front tire etc. Also...
Forum: Canada 03-05-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By CanadianX
Hummm 500exc from TO to San Diego...:evil

Hummm 500exc from TO to San Diego...:evil
Forum: Canada 03-05-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By CanadianX
AC has shipped bikes for years but it was just...

AC has shipped bikes for years but it was just part of the list of cargo they shipped and not marketed as a special bike shipping service. Does look enticing and nice that they are becoming more...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8,772
Views: 1,838,580
Posted By CanadianX
Think the Flatland skid has the same access for...

Think the Flatland skid has the same access for oil drain. :ear
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8,772
Views: 1,838,580
Posted By CanadianX
Not sure that's the case, seems to be many who...

Not sure that's the case, seems to be many who assume Acerbis makes the tank because they are virtually identical but there are several posts that refute this, not that it matters. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8,772
Views: 1,838,580
Posted By CanadianX
My friend was looking at these awhile back. I was...

My friend was looking at these awhile back. I was advocating for the smaller tank to retain the plastics, purely asthetics. He bought the larger tank. A few month later I followed suit. Nice to...
Forum: Canada 03-02-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,844
Posted By CanadianX
Insurance...who knows what variables they plug in...

Insurance...who knows what variables they plug in and how they determine premiums. The only thing we do know is its a racket.
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8,772
Views: 1,838,580
Posted By CanadianX
Seems like there is room for a power block. I...

Seems like there is room for a power block. I only need to power the GPS which I will probably wire direct and a set of lights which I will tap into the GPS power for the switch to trigger the relay...
Forum: Canada 03-02-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9,600
Views: 659,666
Posted By CanadianX
Think I'll take the tank in to have a shop...

Think I'll take the tank in to have a shop template it. Then I'll come up with some sort of graphic. I like the idea of a 3 piece sticker that is perforated, might last longer and could potentially...
Forum: Canada 03-02-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,802
Posted By CanadianX
Haven't used it yet but did test fit it. The...

Haven't used it yet but did test fit it. The bike fits with the spare tire mount that I have on the rear bumper but it is tight and the tire will rub the plastics so I may wedge a piece of foam in...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8,772
Views: 1,838,580
Posted By CanadianX
I built something similar for both the lights and...

I built something similar for both the lights and the GPS but had the luxury of having easy access to a switch power source. I think I can modify my exisiting set up to run constant power to the GPS...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8,772
Views: 1,838,580
Posted By CanadianX
I'm planning on wiring in my powered GPS cradle...

I'm planning on wiring in my powered GPS cradle this week. On the 690 there was a spare switched and powered plug under the mask, on the 500 no such luck. So what's the collective opinion to power a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By CanadianX
Learned something ^ At first I was WTF, choke...

Learned something ^
At first I was WTF, choke on a FI bike!?
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8,772
Views: 1,838,580
Posted By CanadianX
This just in: KTM 500 exc thought to be source of...

This just in: KTM 500 exc thought to be source of fabled fountain of youth. Story at 11.:lol3

In other news Spock did not buy a KTM :cry
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8,772
Views: 1,838,580
Posted By CanadianX
I've used pivot pegs to negate the effect of hard...

I've used pivot pegs to negate the effect of hard acceleration. A slight bend in the knee and tip you toes down and tilt the peg forward to give a solid base to lean forward on as the front gets...
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