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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-09-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 29,646
Posted By TwoRats
I attempted to do this section (FR203) last...

I attempted to do this section (FR203) last weekend on my 950 ADV. I agree it's a very difficult section on a big bike and think the difficulty level has been maybe somewhat understated, especially...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-22-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,409
Posted By TwoRats
I might take you up on that offer; will PM you.

I might take you up on that offer; will PM you.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-21-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,409
Posted By TwoRats
That's for the whole rally, the "Overland...

That's for the whole rally, the "Overland Experience" packages.

For the day pass fees below, you get into the film festival which is really the main reason I go now.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15,350
Views: 1,231,548
Posted By TwoRats
Any chance you could provide more details on this...

Any chance you could provide more details on this part of your route? GPX or whatever? Such a great area to ride this time of year. Gardner Canyon I'm quite familiar with but I don't think Adobe/Hog...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15,350
Views: 1,231,548
Posted By TwoRats
That's enough info for me to avoid it - thanks.

That's enough info for me to avoid it - thanks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15,350
Views: 1,231,548
Posted By TwoRats
Gate at west end of McGee Road?

Can anybody tell me if this gate is truly off-limits? It's at the west end of McGee Road, west of Sahuarita. There are the usual signs of "No unauthorized vehicles" and such but at the same time it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By TwoRats
Oh, I know this. Both I and the orange beast have...

Oh, I know this. Both I and the orange beast have the scars to prove it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By TwoRats
I think you're talking about Bull Springs Road? I...

I think you're talking about Bull Springs Road? I do this on my 950 Adventure quite frequently, and really like it. Overall though - as mentioned above - I would definitely call it an "intermediate"...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-06-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By TwoRats
I found that website a couple of years ago. I no...

I found that website a couple of years ago. I no longer look anywhere else for o-rings. Great selection, no ridiculous minimum order size and fairly quick shipping. Done and done.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-28-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15,350
Views: 1,231,548
Posted By TwoRats
Free KTM fender in Tucson - GONE

Fender has found its way to a new home.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,420
Posted By TwoRats
Well, I'm sure you were indeed polishing...

Well, I'm sure you were indeed polishing something when you were by yourself and posted that helpful comment.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-18-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,420
Posted By TwoRats
I would advise that you be somewhat prepared on...

I would advise that you be somewhat prepared on the food/water side of things. In my mind, given the large size of the event, there was a rather surprising shortage of food and beverage outlets....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-25-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By TwoRats
Thanks much for the heads-up on that...

Thanks much for the heads-up on that...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-11-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,885
Posted By TwoRats
Joined the newsletter. Thanks for everything...

Joined the newsletter. Thanks for everything you're doing to keep riding areas open!
Forum: Orange Crush 01-09-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,046
Posted By TwoRats
:lurk:lurk:lurk:lurk

:lurk:lurk:lurk:lurk
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-31-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15,350
Views: 1,231,548
Posted By TwoRats
You're welcome. Just another small deposit in the...

You're welcome. Just another small deposit in the good karma bank.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-24-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15,350
Views: 1,231,548
Posted By TwoRats
I have an AZ OHV sticker on my 950 Adventure. You...

I have an AZ OHV sticker on my 950 Adventure. You need only this sticker to ride on State Trust lands - as long as you stay on marked roads. You need the special permit only if you stray off of them....
Forum: Orange Crush 10-24-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,537
Posted By TwoRats
What he said! Installing them (Renthal 609) was...

What he said! Installing them (Renthal 609) was one of the best bang-for-the-buck mods I've done.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-13-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By TwoRats
Yep, as soon as the springs are removed the...

Yep, as soon as the springs are removed the answer as to bent or not should reveal itself. I did the work myself (upgraded springs, new seals) and I'm pretty obsessive about torques and such...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-13-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By TwoRats
Saturday, Sep 1st...

Saturday, Sep 1st...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-11-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By TwoRats
The springs are upgraded, but I can't recall what...

The springs are upgraded, but I can't recall what I put in there for spring rate. It was more likely the fact like you said, caught off guard (damn scenery), body at an awkward angle and over-tired...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-11-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By TwoRats
Got the cast on yesterday, and considering I now...

Got the cast on yesterday, and considering I now need to live with a metal plate in my arm, I figured I should do it up right and represent.

...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-11-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By TwoRats
Thanks, guys. I'm really hoping the tubes aren't...

Thanks, guys. I'm really hoping the tubes aren't bent ($$$$) but it's the most likely cause. I'll try re-aligning first before the removal.

It definitely wasn't the fall that caused the arm...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-10-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By TwoRats
I suppose it's possible, but I never noticed...

I suppose it's possible, but I never noticed anything unusual on the terrain beforehand. It's worth looking at once I get into them.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-10-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By TwoRats
I still have no idea what really happened. I...

I still have no idea what really happened. I think I turned my head gawking at the scenery for a split-second, looked forward, saw a puddle and figured, "oh no biggie, I'll ride that out". Next thing...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-10-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By TwoRats
Forks won't fully compress after bone-breaking hit - 950 ADV

2005.5 950 ADV. So, on the Labor Day weekend I hit a big hole disguised as a small innocent puddle on Engineer Pass in Colorado. I was only going maybe 15mph, but the hit was enough to break my arm....
Forum: Orange Crush 08-29-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By TwoRats
Interesting. I have to check now where I bought...

Interesting. I have to check now where I bought that Pirelli tube, because it wasn't the original factory tube for sure. I bought it last year before a trip...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-29-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By TwoRats
Well, I can tell you that the Pirelli rear tube I...

Well, I can tell you that the Pirelli rear tube I just pulled out that was just destroyed by a nail measured a mere 1.50mm in thickness. And it said, "Made in JinJiang, China by King's Tire" or...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-29-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By TwoRats
No worries - thanks for checking, and the...

No worries - thanks for checking, and the additional info.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-28-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By TwoRats
Yes - 2005.5, should've mentioned that. I...

Yes - 2005.5, should've mentioned that.

I was under the impression that the Moose 18" tube fit, but the size makes it seem otherwise. I do like the 3mm thickness; seems like a nice compromise...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-28-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By TwoRats
That would be very much appreciated - thanks! ...

That would be very much appreciated - thanks!

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Forum: Orange Crush 08-28-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By TwoRats
3mm thick tubes for 950 ADV?

Can anybody help me with the choices available for a 3mm thick tube (incl size) for the 950 Adventure rear? I've read a bunch of threads and it seems like Michelin and Bridgestone (and maybe Moose)...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-08-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,554
Posted By TwoRats
So, m800mm, a clear concensus. Anything else we...

So, m800mm, a clear concensus. Anything else we can help you with? :D
Forum: Orange Crush 06-08-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,554
Posted By TwoRats
What he said. Even when I roadraced I couldn't...

What he said. Even when I roadraced I couldn't be bothered, and only ran into one tire that gave me noticeable troubles. With knobbies and rims that are tweaked on my 950A, I doubt I'll ever notice...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-09-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,704
Posted By TwoRats
IMO, most often with the KTM grips "Hot" is too...

IMO, most often with the KTM grips "Hot" is too hot and "Cold" is too cold. Also, I've yet to find a mounting method that prevents the left grip from slipping, including safety wire. They just seem a...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-20-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Wtf
Views: 1,649
Posted By TwoRats
Mine does it - 2005.5 950 ADV. Never had any...

Mine does it - 2005.5 950 ADV. Never had any issues related to it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-10-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By TwoRats
I would make sure and really do your homework. ...

I would make sure and really do your homework. Importing a US bike into Canada is a joke; importing the other way - not so much. New bikes may be easier, but I moved to Arizona from Canada four...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-10-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,970
Posted By TwoRats
In light of last night's discovery, repairing the...

In light of last night's discovery, repairing the holes in my fuel tanks now seems like the least of my worries. I took the left tank off, at which point I discovered coolant seeping from the head...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-09-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,970
Posted By TwoRats
Yep - flapendectomy done, which makes it all the...

Yep - flapendectomy done, which makes it all the worse knowing that the crossover wasn't necessary to begin with....thanks for the update.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-09-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,970
Posted By TwoRats
Sorry to revive an ancient thread, but I'm...

Sorry to revive an ancient thread, but I'm experiencing the joys of fresh flammable liquid over a hot engine due to this crossover tube issue (installed before I knew better to tell the dealer not...
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