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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-04-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 31,207
Posted By Mifune
I plan to join. First time out on my 500 exc. I...

I plan to join. First time out on my 500 exc. I assume from the photos that the campsite is accessible by jeep, so we don't need to lug camping gear on the bikes. Is that correct?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-02-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 26,717
Posted By Mifune
I'm out this time. In Alaska over the weekend of...

I'm out this time. In Alaska over the weekend of 23rd/24th. Sounds like a great ride. Hope to join you next time.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-25-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 26,717
Posted By Mifune
Thanks so much for organizing this and for...

Thanks so much for organizing this and for illustrating the options so helpfully. I'll be there whenever and wherever the group decides to go.
Stuart
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7,679
Views: 1,590,093
Posted By Mifune
Line length is okay. Bolts don't fit.

Line length is okay. Bolts don't fit.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7,679
Views: 1,590,093
Posted By Mifune
Just so no one else goes down this dead end. The...

Just so no one else goes down this dead end. The Spiegler EL-1016-017-019 (1016mm w/70deg at one end and 90deg at the other) will not fit on a 2012 KTM 500 EXC. I know this now from personal...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-21-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4,954
Views: 468,371
Posted By Mifune
Is a noob trip being organized? I'm not...

Is a noob trip being organized? I'm not completely new to off-road adventures, but very new to the area and would love to join in this if it ends up taking off from somewhere within 3 or 4 hours of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2,478
Views: 636,834
Posted By Mifune
I don't think I've posted a picture of my...

I don't think I've posted a picture of my Panigale yet. Here she is on our first ride home together, somewhere between Santa Barbara and Berkeley.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/03/uha4adu2.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7,679
Views: 1,590,093
Posted By Mifune
I use a very simple four step method: - call...

I use a very simple four step method:

- call dealer
- drop off bike
- present credit card
- collect bike
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,368
Posted By Mifune
Bravo!

Bravo!
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 7,679
Views: 1,590,093
Posted By Mifune
Congrats and welcome. I've been away from this...

Congrats and welcome. I've been away from this thread for a few months and am really enjoying catching up with everyone and seeing all the proud new owners.
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,368
Posted By Mifune
What a great ride. I really enjoyed following...

What a great ride. I really enjoyed following this and the pictures have been terrific.
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By Mifune
That's been my experience as well. I bought my...

That's been my experience as well. I bought my 640 Adv a couple of years ago with just over 10k miles on it. I've doubled that since and, aside from routine maintenance, she's required no special...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 33,531
Posted By Mifune
This made me smile. I'm really looking forward...

This made me smile. I'm really looking forward to following your adventure.
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,241
Posted By Mifune
I have an exo2 and find this vest much more...

I have an exo2 and find this vest much more versatile and less bulky than any of the full jacket liner options. Worn under a good jacket and over a thin base layer, I've never missed having heated...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7,679
Views: 1,590,093
Posted By Mifune
Street riding the 500 EXC? I've ridden the 20...

Street riding the 500 EXC? I've ridden the 20 miles or so on the freeway between my dealer and home a couple if times. Not as bad as you might expect, but still pretty awkward, mostly because of...
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 33,531
Posted By Mifune
Awesome! Can't wait to hear more about this. ...

Awesome! Can't wait to hear more about this.

When I was planning my loop from Munich to Istanbul and back, I got some really good advice to avoid the Adriatic coast and instead explore further...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 1,262,735
Posted By Mifune
Yes, Mike, that is essentially what I meant. I've...

Yes, Mike, that is essentially what I meant. I've enjoyed this ride report and said so pretty clearly in my comment. But anyone can do it and everyone has to make their own way.

Dennis made his...
Forum: Trials 04-30-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,551
Posted By Mifune
I'm sure it really comes down to how you want to...

I'm sure it really comes down to how you want to ride and where you want to take it -- whether you need one bike to do many jobs, as I suppose most of us eventually do, at some point. I just couldn't...
Forum: Trials 04-29-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,551
Posted By Mifune
I really have trouble seeing the point of the...

I really have trouble seeing the point of the Freeride? Is it better suited for trials than any of the other things it's ill-suited for?
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 1,262,735
Posted By Mifune
As a long-time ADV inmate and Ducati lover, I...

As a long-time ADV inmate and Ducati lover, I could not resist being drawn to this thread. You did a terrific job of drawing me in with your initial pre-departure posts, AntiHero. Since I was...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7,679
Views: 1,590,093
Posted By Mifune
I had to lose the evap can to fit this tank.

I had to lose the evap can to fit this tank.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-11-2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,180
Posted By Mifune
Great story and pictures. Which trails were you...

Great story and pictures. Which trails were you on?
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7,679
Views: 1,590,093
Posted By Mifune
I have a PMB rack, which is quite well made. But...

I have a PMB rack, which is quite well made. But I haven't installed it yet, so can't really offer a review. There's some work involved to get it on the bike, which is the main reason mine is still...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2,478
Views: 636,834
Posted By Mifune
I haven't posted anything for a while, so thought...

I haven't posted anything for a while, so thought I'd share this one of my 1098 getting ready for a longish trip North:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8451/7980750530_a0a6299a72_o.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7,679
Views: 1,590,093
Posted By Mifune
Agreed. And it's coming off anyway; but the...

Agreed. And it's coming off anyway; but the dealer won't touch it and I wanted to know whether anyone else had managed to install the 5.3 gallon tank without removing the cannister.
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7,679
Views: 1,590,093
Posted By Mifune
Acerbis 5.3G tank fitment on 500 exc

Dealer is telling me that the fuel overflow air cannister thing is in the way and I'll have to remove that before he can ift the tank. Anyone able independently to confirm this?
Forum: Americas 07-16-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By Mifune
So we've got... Mojave, CA Lake Mead,...

So we've got...

Mojave, CA

Lake Mead, NV

Moab, UT
- SKINNY, KTM 690E

Jackson, WY
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7,679
Views: 1,590,093
Posted By Mifune
I have a 50T rear sprocket and am seriously...

I have a 50T rear sprocket and am seriously considering going with a 13T countershaft sprocket, so am also interested in feedback on wear.

How many links on your chain for the 13/50 combination?
Forum: Vendors 07-03-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 196,632
Posted By Mifune
I'm a huge fan of all the Kirega products. My...

I'm a huge fan of all the Kirega products. My R35 backpack is looking forward to its tenth birthday pretty soon and going strong. Just wish there were a convenient way to attach a hydration pack to...
Forum: Vendors 07-03-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,602
Posted By Mifune
I've also posted a "starters" thread over in the...

I've also posted a "starters" thread over in the trip planning section:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=804997
Forum: Americas 07-02-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By Mifune
APC Rally USA 2013: Starters Thread

Participants in the APC in Australia have had threads to let each other know who is starting from where. I realize the start is still over a year away, but it's never too early to stoke the dream. ...
Forum: Vendors 07-01-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,602
Posted By Mifune
I've just sent in my entry form and deposit. See...

I've just sent in my entry form and deposit. See you all out West next summer.

-Stuart
Forum: Vendors 06-30-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,602
Posted By Mifune
I will most likely set out from Bend. Any...

I will most likely set out from Bend. Any others? Am I correct in assuming the route is clockwise?
Forum: Vendors 06-30-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,602
Posted By Mifune
Mrs. Mifune has just given her consent, so I'm in!

Mrs. Mifune has just given her consent, so I'm in!
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,537
Posted By Mifune
I'm really enjoying this. The Northern...

I'm really enjoying this. The Northern California section of the PCQ is a ride I've been thinking about recently, so it's great to have some more up to date information. I know there are plenty of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,875
Posted By Mifune
I love mine and have never had any regrets about...

I love mine and have never had any regrets about purchasing it. It will take you anywhere you want to go and put a big grin on your face all along the way.

Everything you list about the bike in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7,679
Views: 1,590,093
Posted By Mifune
So both 13/50 (stock xc-w) and 15/45 (stock exc)...

So both 13/50 (stock xc-w) and 15/45 (stock exc) take a 118-link chain? Is that the consensus?
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,166
Posted By Mifune
High fender kit for KTM 640 Adv

Can anyone confirm that this high fender kit, though listed on the Touratech UK site only as fitting an LC8, is also the same kit used for the 640 Adv?
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2012, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7,679
Views: 1,590,093
Posted By Mifune
Got mine from justgastanks.com

Got mine from justgastanks.com
Forum: Europe 06-22-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By Mifune
I got the impression there is unlkely to be a...

I got the impression there is unlkely to be a "next one" at the ORS site. I'd signed up out of frustration with the whole off-road riding scene in the UK. But, as others have noted, there are a lot...
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