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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-22-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 137,696
Posted By DrKayak
Unless they have a trials bike. :evil

Unless they have a trials bike. :evil
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-22-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,827
Posted By DrKayak
Even still, to get a red sticker the bike has to...

Even still, to get a red sticker the bike has to be approved by CARB. Simple process apparently for red sticker level approval. But each bike model each year has to be submitted. For example an 06...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-22-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,827
Posted By DrKayak
I got schooled big time last year trying to get a...

I got schooled big time last year trying to get a red sticker for a Beta trials bike that was never CARB approved for import into CA. I was equipped with a reissued MSO from Beta and a "creative"...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22,368
Views: 2,748,888
Posted By DrKayak
Thanks, ground look perfect. Found the output...

Thanks, ground look perfect. Found the output red/white wire plug from the rectifier mostly unplugged. zip-tied way too tight from the factory. Bet that was it.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22,368
Views: 2,748,888
Posted By DrKayak
Random voltage drops - after water crossing

Good quality voltmeter wired directly to the battery. Seeing random drops to 12v then back to normal only when riding. Voltage stable at idle or higher RMPs in neutral.

Is this a symptom of the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,084
Posted By DrKayak
http://i.imgur.com/RqGB3.jpg ...

http://i.imgur.com/RqGB3.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/kfJzh7W.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,039
Posted By DrKayak
Yep, First Divide.

Yep, First Divide.
Forum: 2 smokers 03-25-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By DrKayak
If you want a shop manual with torque specs. Go...

If you want a shop manual with torque specs. Go to the Beta site and download the Evo 2T manual. It's basically the same engine with a newer carb.

I would not recommend putting any money into a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By DrKayak
No..... I have sold 3 used Garmin GPS on EBay. no...

No..... I have sold 3 used Garmin GPS on EBay. no problems.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,039
Posted By DrKayak
450exc -- http://i.imgur.com/mODvOD3.jpg ...

450exc --

http://i.imgur.com/mODvOD3.jpg

Downieville trails are hard to beat. Looking forward to riding more of it. :clap

http://i.imgur.com/azRBxYL.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/48EVLnS.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,493
Posted By DrKayak
Oil consumption is a "known issue" on the 2012...

Oil consumption is a "known issue" on the 2012 and up 690cc bikes. Not wide spread but several bikes have had the issue. When reported under warranty KTM has the owner switch back to break-in oil and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-18-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,039
Posted By DrKayak
I would like to join the ride.

I would like to join the ride.
Forum: Trials 02-26-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 24,652
Posted By DrKayak
Sustain low speed climbs. Climbing out of a...

Sustain low speed climbs. Climbing out of a 1,500ft deep canyon on slow technical terrain. Bike is under constant load for a long time but far from wide open.

Still, the needle or main could be...
Forum: Trials 02-26-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 24,652
Posted By DrKayak
Back to the 48pj? Out on the screw = leaner.....

Back to the 48pj? Out on the screw = leaner.. right?

I'm trying to keep it on the rich side to protect form overheating on long hill climbs.

For me the Rev3 and Techno were easier to get a...
Forum: Trials 02-25-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 24,652
Posted By DrKayak
What's the max turns out on the idle mixture...

What's the max turns out on the idle mixture screw? I'm running a 50 PJ and it idles better the farther out you go on the screw. Already lost one screw/spring... guess I had it turned out too far....
Forum: Vendors 02-12-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,783
Posted By DrKayak
Excellent report J... Makes me want to retire my...

Excellent report J... Makes me want to retire my MT-21 rear early and mount up the Mountain Hybrid.

Trail looks killer too..
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 63,985
Posted By DrKayak
The 690 is a "50 states" bike. The CA model is no...

The 690 is a "50 states" bike. The CA model is no different. The 2015 just has to be validated by CARB before it can be shipped to CA.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-04-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By DrKayak
Locus Pro (android) can use Google Earth images...

Locus Pro (android) can use Google Earth images as a map source and cache them locally.

Not practice for large areas at high zoom levels due to the amount of data and users are limited to the...
Forum: Trials 01-30-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,670
Posted By DrKayak
Another impulse buy --- ...

Another impulse buy ---

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcy/4864214074.html

First used Free Ride in the U.S.?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-29-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,405
Posted By DrKayak
I had a $120 Garmin car GPS mounted to the dash...

I had a $120 Garmin car GPS mounted to the dash of a KTM 950 for 4 years. All kinds of high speed dirt road abuse. No problems. I just stashed it in the tank bag for the few heavy rains I got caught...
Forum: Vendors 01-26-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,783
Posted By DrKayak
Next to a MT-21 on my 690. ...

Next to a MT-21 on my 690.

http://i.imgur.com/bHRiicj.jpg

Compared to a MT-43 on my 450.

http://i.imgur.com/5Hbe1mr.jpg

Looks plenty big for the 690 to me. :deal
Forum: Vendors 01-23-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,783
Posted By DrKayak
Ordered mine yesterday :clap

Ordered mine yesterday :clap
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,783
Posted By DrKayak
Cool, it does not look too small/narrow? I saw a...

Cool, it does not look too small/narrow? I saw a guy was running a MT43 on a 690.. sounds crazy.. although the MT43 is my go-to tire on my 450.
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,783
Posted By DrKayak
Cool... do you still have them in stock?

Cool... do you still have them in stock?
Forum: Vendors 01-21-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,783
Posted By DrKayak
Any thoughts on running this tire on a KTM 690?

Any thoughts on running this tire on a KTM 690?
Forum: Trials 01-14-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,931
Posted By DrKayak
I run the LED light directly off the bike's DC...

I run the LED light directly off the bike's DC with the transformer. The battery pack is not used.
Forum: Trials 01-13-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,931
Posted By DrKayak
4 hours on high for the basic 1 LED light and 4...

4 hours on high for the basic 1 LED light and 4 cell battery pack.

I think the 3 LED unit would last 1 hour or so with all 3 on.
Forum: Trials 01-13-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,931
Posted By DrKayak
All depends which bike and street or dirt. I...

All depends which bike and street or dirt. I don't think a helmet light is cool on the street. Easy to blind other travelers.

For trail riding when expecting riding in the dark the 3 LED Flood on...
Forum: Trials 01-12-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,931
Posted By DrKayak
I'm really into the latest LEDs. Here's my...

I'm really into the latest LEDs. Here's my recommendation --

http://www.amazon.com/RioRand-Bicycle-HeadLight-Flashlight-Headlamp/dp/B00RWCK6GC/ref=pd_sim_sg_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=02J2EX0SN23XN0SJRQHT
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By DrKayak
KBB retail is only $6,200. I make a rule to never...

KBB retail is only $6,200. I make a rule to never pay over book value here in CA which is generaly higher prices than other parts of the U.S. The low miles does not add a huge amout to the value.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,301
Posted By DrKayak
Convert a 690 over a 500 for sure. The engine...

Convert a 690 over a 500 for sure. The engine life is 3x or more on the 690 and the 690 still feels plenty like a dirt bike on the street.

I wore out a Husky SM in one year commuting.. too...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-05-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By DrKayak
Try this.. ...

Try this..

http://www.openmapchest.org/instructions/

I have 3 set loaded on my 650. Can not activate multiple maps as a semitransparent layer over another map. I can easy switch map sets.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,033
Posted By DrKayak
I believe 12 and 13 are identical bikes. So don't...

I believe 12 and 13 are identical bikes. So don't pass on a deal on a 12.

The rocker arm issue is a metal quality issue. Easy to keep and eye on when you check the valves. As with all issues like...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,033
Posted By DrKayak
Yep, typo... fixed it.

Yep, typo... fixed it.
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,033
Posted By DrKayak
2012-13 are the best 2011 second best Lack...

2012-13 are the best
2011 second best

Lack of the turning radius update discounts the 2009-10
ABS and no TuneECU discounts the 2014 and up.

The choice is clear. :deal
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-22-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,649
Posted By DrKayak
I have been an Etrex 20 user since it was...

I have been an Etrex 20 user since it was introduced. Many features were fixed over time. It actually works pretty good.. but I'm ready for something better...

Only took me a few hours of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,496
Posted By DrKayak
I hear the Husky is sprung softer, linkage on the...

I hear the Husky is sprung softer, linkage on the rear, and possible a few minor engine mods to make it more of a dual sport. While the KTM remains a full on performance dirt bike.
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,753
Posted By DrKayak
Tons of space for the LED fan on my 07 450exc. ...

Tons of space for the LED fan on my 07 450exc.
Tight fit on my 2011 690 Enduro. Still worth the effort.
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,145
Posted By DrKayak
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1012270&page=6
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,753
Posted By DrKayak
My 07 450EXC factory head light has a H4...

My 07 450EXC factory head light has a H4 standard. I still thought it sucked. .. The Cyclops LED upgrade mentioned above is much brighter than the stock H4. Uses less power too.. great upgrade for a...
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