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Forum: Latin America Yesterday, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By crashmaster
Well that crosses about 75% of Baja off the list....

Well that crosses about 75% of Baja off the list. :rofl
Forum: Latin America Yesterday, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By crashmaster
Depends on your route choice, but you can...

Depends on your route choice, but you can possibly hit winter well before Texas. Never been so cold in my life riding to Creel at night in the snow. That was Nov/Dec IIRC. :lol3
Forum: Alaska 08-23-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By crashmaster
I saw a bike very similar to that one yesterday...

I saw a bike very similar to that one yesterday headed SE on the Seward Hwy around milepost 105 and around 1400 hrs. Just like Tim, it got my attention because of the outrigger wheel design and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,642
Views: 402,455
Posted By crashmaster
What an incredible journey and fantastic photos. ...

What an incredible journey and fantastic photos. Man, you have put on a lot of miles since I ran into you in 2011 in Panama. :freaky
Forum: Latin America 08-21-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By crashmaster
You know something's wrong when your buddy stops...

You know something's wrong when your buddy stops in front of you, turns around and says, "Hey, does gas have lumps?"

:lol3:lol3:lol3
...
Forum: Americas 08-19-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 24,440
Views: 1,911,528
Posted By crashmaster
Fk. Would have been fun to be with you cabrones....

Fk. Would have been fun to be with you cabrones. :lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 08-19-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 36,287
Posted By crashmaster
:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3

:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 36,287
Posted By crashmaster
:D I've ridden both bikes a bit (the 990 for...

:D

I've ridden both bikes a bit (the 990 for 70,000 miles, the 1190 for only several days) and I will still take the longer suspension travel and feel/handling of the 990. Maybe just because of...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By crashmaster
Brilliant idea. Any details on how its done? My...

Brilliant idea. Any details on how its done? My mode button quit working about 5 years ago. I only miss it when I know I'm getting low on gas. :lol3
Forum: Americas 08-18-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 24,440
Views: 1,911,528
Posted By crashmaster
:freaky Rob is quite the character, total...

:freaky

Rob is quite the character, total comedy. Ride whatever you have, doesn't really matter what bike you ride.
...
Forum: Americas 08-18-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 130,544
Posted By crashmaster
I carried a SPOT Gen 1 during my travels through...

I carried a SPOT Gen 1 during my travels through the Americas. However, I simply used it as a family pleaser, press the button every few days or so and they get an email and they are happy. That...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-16-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 36,287
Posted By crashmaster
Exactly. Had an interesting conversation...

Exactly.

Had an interesting conversation with a guy that owns a KTM dealership. While in Mattinghofen they told him that they figured 90% of the 1190 owners would never leave the pavement unless...
Forum: Alaska 08-13-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,289
Posted By crashmaster
Easy solution to that. Pull in front of him and...

Easy solution to that. Pull in front of him and roost him with rocks. Make sure you have superior firepower. :D
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 24,806
Posted By crashmaster
Great trip amigos, well done! :freaky

Great trip amigos, well done! :freaky
Forum: Orange Crush 08-10-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,963
Posted By crashmaster
I never did finish my own thread from 3 years...

I never did finish my own thread from 3 years ago. I hate people that start a thread, and we never hear from them again. :lol3




Well, the solution is a bit, well, embarrassing to say the...
Forum: Alaska 08-08-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,633
Posted By crashmaster
Ha! The only way I knew he was literally...

Ha! The only way I knew he was literally anchored is because he's my neighbor. :lol3
Forum: Alaska 08-08-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,633
Posted By crashmaster
Lemme know if you get back down this way.

Lemme know if you get back down this way.
Forum: Alaska 08-08-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,633
Posted By crashmaster
I don't think he can get that boat down to pump 2...

I don't think he can get that boat down to pump 2 unless they cut it apart. :lol3

A few of my buddies from El Salvador just left my place. It was funny to hear them talk about riding to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2,906
Views: 551,170
Posted By crashmaster
Brasilero hospitality is fantastic. :clap Then...

Brasilero hospitality is fantastic. :clap Then if you cross the border into Guiana Francesa, well……. not so much. :lol3 It always amazes me how cultures change so much across a small river, or an...
Forum: Alaska 07-23-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,390
Posted By crashmaster
Great meeting you guys in Girdwood.

Great meeting you guys in Girdwood.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-17-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,089
Posted By crashmaster
I have the HB rack and had to mod it a bit to get...

I have the HB rack and had to mod it a bit to get to the cap but not a big deal. My local welder did it in about 15 minutes. IIRC, the KTM rack does not need to be modded, but its been about 5...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-05-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By crashmaster
Jerky throttle and a flat spot around 4500 rpm? ...

Jerky throttle and a flat spot around 4500 rpm? My 07 has been that way for 70,000 miles.
Forum: Alaska 07-02-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,287
Posted By crashmaster
Speedo indicated? About 7-8 mph off from actual...

Speedo indicated? About 7-8 mph off from actual IIRC. Not that it really matters. I've gone to 13-47 on the R and have been happy with it. Makes the gearing much more friendly IMO. Just have to...
Forum: Alaska 06-27-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,287
Posted By crashmaster
Next time you ride rutted out and rocky tight...

Next time you ride rutted out and rocky tight woods, try one out if you can. Its not really the bike geometry that is the main cause of the front to deflect wildly off of objects, its hitting the...
Forum: Alaska 06-27-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,287
Posted By crashmaster
The need for a damper riding off road really has...

The need for a damper riding off road really has nothing to do with the bike geometry. It all depends how you ride and in what terrain you ride. In desert terrain and desert whoops, without a...
Forum: Alaska 06-27-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,287
Posted By crashmaster
It really has nothing to do with the bike itself...

It really has nothing to do with the bike itself nor should it be used to mask front head shake due to poor suspension setup. On dirt bikes, dampers are mainly for when you glance off something with...
Forum: Alaska 06-26-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,287
Posted By crashmaster
Just got a Scotts sub mount kit but have not put...

Just got a Scotts sub mount kit but have not put it on yet.
Forum: Alaska 06-26-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By crashmaster
Not really the Alaska difference, IMO, just the...

Not really the Alaska difference, IMO, just the moto traveler difference.

Some years ago when I camped there on Spenard with my KTM 990, the folks at the HOH were nothing but nice and helpful. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-11-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,842
Posted By crashmaster
This is an entertaining thread. :lol3 As a...

This is an entertaining thread. :lol3

As a data point, I have used both Bob Bell (PC) and James (SPS) on various bikes, and have been happy with both tuners. I have not used Konflict, so I cannot...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-02-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By crashmaster
Cant hurt anything to do that stuff while you...

Cant hurt anything to do that stuff while you have the bike apart, and you will have to do them eventually anyway. Always more convenient to replace stuff before it actually fails. I'm a big fan...
Forum: Alaska 05-31-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,686
Posted By crashmaster
Perfect. :lol3

Perfect. :lol3
Forum: Latin America 05-31-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,461
Posted By crashmaster
I guess if you don't mind playing "you bet your...

I guess if you don't mind playing "you bet your life" then by all means, feel free to dump the bike. :huh

When I stayed with SSinVzla (hola hermano! :wave) in Caracas, we went to a shop where...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-29-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,809
Posted By crashmaster
Last I heard, in the States, if something had an...

Last I heard, in the States, if something had an Li Ion battery, you couldn't put it in checked baggage, but ok to have in your carry on. That may have changed since I don't hop on the pax jets very...
Forum: Alaska 05-28-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By crashmaster
Welcome to normally cool and rainy AK. Although...

Welcome to normally cool and rainy AK. Although this spring in south central has been dry, warm and epic, that can change quickly into cold, rainy and miserable on a bike. Look for a book called...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-26-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,842
Posted By crashmaster
I've had a Yuasa with a bad cell. Same issue as...

I've had a Yuasa with a bad cell. Same issue as you describe, bike up and dies, battery won't take a charge. Now I only buy cheep Chinee battrees .
Forum: Orange Crush 05-26-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,795
Posted By crashmaster
Personally, I would go over it, put all new...

Personally, I would go over it, put all new consumables on to include suspender service, all bearings, maybe carry a spare fuel pump, etc and just go.
Forum: Alaska 05-26-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,976
Posted By crashmaster
I had a couple of buddies tell me that they ride...

I had a couple of buddies tell me that they ride across the footbridge "all the time." Needless to say, I was skeptical about that.

Looks like you guys had a great trip.
Forum: Alaska 05-18-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By crashmaster
They won't stop a cage for 5 over, but they will...

They won't stop a cage for 5 over, but they will stop you on a bike on that stretch. :huh Lucky for me the WR is screaming at 70 mph so I don't do it very much. If I had my 990 though I would be...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2,906
Views: 551,170
Posted By crashmaster
+1 :freaky

+1 :freaky
Forum: Latin America 05-16-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By crashmaster
The main road from San Juan to the southern part...

The main road from San Juan to the southern part of the salar was simply knock your teeth out washboard with a couple of inches of sand on top when I went through. Some of the other tracks I got on...
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