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Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19,449
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Posted By sprouty115
Yes, good idea.. I've been looking around for...

Yes, good idea.. I've been looking around for some clear film, should have thought of black duct tape.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-24-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12,355
Views: 762,072
Posted By sprouty115
Sorry to hear about this. For those of you who...

Sorry to hear about this. For those of you who haven't had this happen, now would be the time to invest in some serious chain and locks.
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,705
Posted By sprouty115
Well I just got an email from Palm Springs...

Well I just got an email from Palm Springs Motorsports - they still have one...just sayin'
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,705
Posted By sprouty115
Well, that's bullshit if it's that's what's going...

Well, that's bullshit if it's that's what's going on. But some of those ads are less than two-weeks old, I'd be surpsied if someone didn't have one left over...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,705
Posted By sprouty115
There 34 KTM 690 Enduro's on Cycle Trader right...

There 34 KTM 690 Enduro's on Cycle Trader right now. Some are used, some are pre-sale 2015s, but there are plenty of left-over 2014 that you could buy today and have shipped to you. It's the same...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19,449
Views: 2,212,751
Posted By sprouty115
Good luck, the 500 is an incredible bike. I...

Good luck, the 500 is an incredible bike. I looked at both and the dealer insisted that the 500 would blow up if rode it on the street. I've since learned otherwise, but in the end the 690 was a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,705
Posted By sprouty115
+1:rofl

+1:rofl
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,664
Posted By sprouty115
I don't doubt your experience, but I wasn't...

I don't doubt your experience, but I wasn't really saying that you should never use a down bag. My original comment was merely that synthetic bags are much better suited to varying environments and...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,664
Posted By sprouty115
A quick search for Mountain Hardwear Thermal Q...

A quick search for Mountain Hardwear Thermal Q Elite, North Face Thermoball and Primaloft Infinity will tell you all you need to know with far more current data. But the bottom line is that down is...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,664
Posted By sprouty115
If by "camping options", you mean locations, then...

If by "camping options", you mean locations, then no, because anywhere you can pitch a tent you can use a hammock like a bivy larger version of a bivy sack. Of course if you mean storing gear, ease...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,664
Posted By sprouty115
That 6-yo link is factually wrong on key points...

That 6-yo link is factually wrong on key points and anyone who's done more than car-camping and who has actually used both systems will know that. I'm glad you didn't miss the point.

Apologies...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19,449
Views: 2,212,751
Posted By sprouty115
Bottom tank bolt. Not because it necessarily...

Bottom tank bolt. Not because it necessarily will break, but because if it does, it will do so at the worst time and be total bitch to get what's left out. As for other recommendations, check the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19,449
Views: 2,212,751
Posted By sprouty115
Or download the Evo-1 Euro maps and no soldering...

Or download the Evo-1 Euro maps and no soldering required.
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,664
Posted By sprouty115
Just one word of caution with respect to down vs....

Just one word of caution with respect to down vs. synthetics bags: for almost any situation where you need to be both warm and dry and you don't have reasonable access to a dryer a synthetic bag will...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19,449
Views: 2,212,751
Posted By sprouty115
Not much more to add except yup...

Not much more to add except yup...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19,449
Views: 2,212,751
Posted By sprouty115
I have the one with the vent holes and it's truly...

I have the one with the vent holes and it's truly a pain to fill. I can't seem to fill the tank without spilling something.
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19,449
Views: 2,212,751
Posted By sprouty115
I put the boot on but only after cutting away the...

I put the boot on but only after cutting away the two smaller round sections so the fan did not touch any part of the boot and was not blocked. It made no sense to me to completely cover a fan that...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-12-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12,355
Views: 762,072
Posted By sprouty115
Yeah, sad but true. Though a friend and I did...

Yeah, sad but true. Though a friend and I did run into a couple of women riding horses on a dirt road up in northern RI this fall. As soon as I saw them I pulled over and shut the bike off. One...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-12-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12,355
Views: 762,072
Posted By sprouty115
Am I understanding this correctly - someone...

Am I understanding this correctly - someone dropped a tree to intentionally block the trail? Are there issues here I'm not aware of?
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19,449
Views: 2,212,751
Posted By sprouty115
By eBbay/Chinese do you mean the CA-Cycleworks...

By eBbay/Chinese do you mean the CA-Cycleworks pump?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-10-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12,355
Views: 762,072
Posted By sprouty115
Go slow if you're alone, it would be pretty...

Go slow if you're alone, it would be pretty difficult to push a bike out of some spots.




Large, slippery rocks under the leaves.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-10-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 105,702
Posted By sprouty115
Just a quick aside - I rented a TW200 the last...

Just a quick aside - I rented a TW200 the last two times I went on vaction in Aruba and have to tell you I was pretty impressed. We got an absolute beat to crap bike that I swore was going to fall...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 19,449
Views: 2,212,751
Posted By sprouty115
Excellent tip. I put the Rally pegs on my bike...

Excellent tip. I put the Rally pegs on my bike and the first five minutes were miserable and left me scratching my head. Eventually I sorted it out with a little help from a pair of needle-nose...
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 697,334
Posted By sprouty115
Lots of reasons, emissions compliance, dealer...

Lots of reasons, emissions compliance, dealer support, etc. But if it does come to Canada then there are ways to get into the states. I had no issues registering and titling a Suzuki RG 500 (500cc...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,705
Posted By sprouty115
I'm pretty sure it's illegal to put those on a...

I'm pretty sure it's illegal to put those on a 690.:wink:
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 697,334
Posted By sprouty115
Sorry, still can't help thinking how cool this...

Sorry, still can't help thinking how cool this would have been...

http://www.themotojourney.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/C84191A-L.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,705
Posted By sprouty115
I like it.

I like it.
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 697,334
Posted By sprouty115
Well played - you got a deal, but you better...

Well played - you got a deal, but you better fucking smile.

Ok, back OT, serious question - how many of you were hoping for something that had a stronger connection (style-wise) to the...
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 697,334
Posted By sprouty115
You're new around here, so I'll be nice.

You're new around here, so I'll be nice.
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 697,334
Posted By sprouty115
I have no interest this bike (or any large...

I have no interest this bike (or any large Adventure bike), but I think there is a lot of enthusiasm in this thread and I truly hope it translates into sales for Honda.
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 697,334
Posted By sprouty115
My congratulations to BMW. It's still an easily...

My congratulations to BMW. It's still an easily proven point that manufacturers have often been obtuse and on many occasions flat-out lied about motorcycle weight. Now since we're all picking nits...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 19,449
Views: 2,212,751
Posted By sprouty115
That's exactly what I thought...

That's exactly what I thought...
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 697,334
Posted By sprouty115
Nope, and there are countless posts from varied...

Nope, and there are countless posts from varied sources that prove otherwise. BMW is especially noteworthy.
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 697,334
Posted By sprouty115
I think KTM already has a bike for you. And it...

I think KTM already has a bike for you. And it actually weighs 150kgs wet...
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 697,334
Posted By sprouty115
I like how you think.

I like how you think.
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 697,334
Posted By sprouty115
I've read the thread from the beginning. ...

I've read the thread from the beginning. Manufacturers lie about weight all the time, so unless you've tried to lift it, you know as much as I do, and I'm basing my wild-ass guesses on bikes of the...
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 697,334
Posted By sprouty115
I hate to squash your excitement but there is no...

I hate to squash your excitement but there is no way they talking 180kgs wet. That is an optimistic dry weight and pretty much the same as the KTM 950 SE, which had a standard transmission and made...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19,449
Views: 2,212,751
Posted By sprouty115
Good way to look at things. Now I need I just...

Good way to look at things. Now I need I just need to squirrel some money away for a set of tanks.
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19,449
Views: 2,212,751
Posted By sprouty115
Thanks, I had seen the full fairings with...

Thanks, I had seen the full fairings with graphics, but didn't realize there were kits available for just the tanks. Good looking, but a fair bit of coin, eh?
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19,449
Views: 2,212,751
Posted By sprouty115
Yup, looks good. Are there a graphic kits...

Yup, looks good. Are there a graphic kits available for the tanks?
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