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Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 189
Posted By LimitedSlip
2015 KTM 690 Enduro UAO

Because I'm a geek and because at $16/liter for oil I just feel the need to spend more money I've decide to do UOAs on my bike for a while. I skipped the break-in oil change so here is the first one...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-22-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 49,693
Posted By LimitedSlip
ODOT project site: ...

ODOT project site:

http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION2/Pages/OR-34-US-20-South-Bypass-to-Riverside-Drive-.aspx

The first paragraph on the page has an update on adjustments they are making to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-22-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 49,693
Posted By LimitedSlip
Was anyone able to make it last night? I left...

Was anyone able to make it last night? I left HP, took one look at the traffic backed up on highway 20, remembered it took me 45 minutes to get through Corvallis (and over the bridge) last Friday...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-21-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 49,693
Posted By LimitedSlip
Tonight?

Anybody showing?

It's been pretty quiet around here. Pretty bad when Zube can't raise interest in a ride...

I got the Hurricane out Sunday then the 690 out last night. Yeehah.
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,793
Posted By LimitedSlip
Nah, It's probably me that's the lousy rider. ...

Nah, It's probably me that's the lousy rider.

I think it's bike dependent. On the heavy KLR with only 40 hp they were a good combination of cheap, reasonably long lasting, enough traction for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,793
Posted By LimitedSlip
I'm from Oregon and ride extensively in the rain....

I'm from Oregon and ride extensively in the rain. No issues with the Shinko in the rain. You're from SoCal where it rarely rains. Any tire is slippery in the rain if the road grime has not been...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-14-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 999
Views: 49,693
Posted By LimitedSlip
From what I can tell it's hard to get lost in...

From what I can tell it's hard to get lost in that area. Take a right at the gate at the end of Woods Creek and you either a) dead end and need to backtrack, b) end up in Blodgett (Tum Tum Road) or...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By LimitedSlip
So you can ride standing up.

So you can ride standing up.
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,793
Posted By LimitedSlip
Don't believe everything you read in the Internet...

I went through several Shinko 244s on my KLR and they were my favorite tire. could get up to 3000 miles if I ran them all the way down.

I've got one on my KTM 690 right now and it is better on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 40,549
Posted By LimitedSlip
I think there is a tool kit listing in the...

I think there is a tool kit listing in the WUNDERFEST thread. It's pretty basic but the important thing to know is that the wheel nut tool is completely incapable of removing the wheel nuts. It...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 40,549
Posted By LimitedSlip
I've got it but I'm not sure you will save much...

I've got it but I'm not sure you will save much time pre-drilling the holes. You will still need to remove the front mask to install the windshield and for me the hard part was getting the front...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-03-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By LimitedSlip
It sounds like they are semi-metallic pads. I...

It sounds like they are semi-metallic pads. I don't know about the specific application of these on a 990 but in general they a are good compromise street pad. Enough metal to provide decent pad...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-18-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,420
Posted By LimitedSlip
Most engines rely on gravity to return oil from...

Most engines rely on gravity to return oil from the top end to the sump. I would expect that long wheelies may interfere with that.

Either that or the SVs get their sump pickup exposed.
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By LimitedSlip
You forgot a couple. Mechanical shear and...

You forgot a couple. Mechanical shear and combustion by-products. The gearbox in shared sump engines will typically condemn the oil well before dirt and combustion by-products will.

FYI an oil...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-03-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 999
Views: 49,693
Posted By LimitedSlip
In.

In.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-24-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By LimitedSlip
That's all I got with my 690 nor have I receive...

That's all I got with my 690 nor have I receive anything from KTM. It's been 7 weeks since delivery.

Ken
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,823
Posted By LimitedSlip
There's a smart way to do dumb things... ...

There's a smart way to do dumb things...

SPOT or InReach

Just sayin'
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-17-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,430
Posted By LimitedSlip
My life changed when I found bifocal safety...

My life changed when I found bifocal safety glasses. I wear clear ones all the time. The speedo is now clear and I can flip up the visor while moving at slow speeds and still have eye protection. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-13-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4,453
Views: 655,786
Posted By LimitedSlip
Todays ride. Harris Bridge near Philomath, Oregon

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55570413/HarrisBridge.jpg
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,223
Posted By LimitedSlip
As Mr. Canoehead said, no problem. The Gen 1...

As Mr. Canoehead said, no problem. The Gen 1 KLRs have about 100W of extra power. I ran a heated vest and charged batteries, phones with no problems.

Make sure you fuse the positive lead! 3-5A...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-13-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 49,693
Posted By LimitedSlip
It sounds like we need another movie night

Got email from Paul Turner, owner of the Darkside Cinema and he writes this about SOMEWHERE ELSE TOMORROW:



Trailer (http://www.open-explorers.com/movie.html)

Opens February 20th.
Forum: Trip Planning 02-12-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,288
Posted By LimitedSlip
Agreed. Most of my gear is from a couple of...

Agreed. Most of my gear is from a couple of decades of climbing and is overkill for motorcycle camping. I've taken delivery of a KTM 690 and am in the process of downsizing so everything will fit in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-12-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,460
Posted By LimitedSlip
This. Forgetting the politics ethanol has...

This.

Forgetting the politics ethanol has the desirable effect of absorbing condensation and burning it. It also has been a component of http://toptiergas.com for a number of years as it helps to...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-11-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,288
Posted By LimitedSlip
Here's a a picture of how I toured on my KLR. ...

Here's a a picture of how I toured on my KLR.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55570413/KLREagleCapSmaller.jpg

This shows Ortlieb panniers, a Wolfman large duffel, and a dry bag strapped in...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,922
Posted By LimitedSlip
Depends. If the bike got 2500 miles the first...

Depends. If the bike got 2500 miles the first year and has sat since it could take quite a bit of time/money to get it sorted. If it sat for most of its life and someone recently gave it a bunch of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,922
Posted By LimitedSlip
You never mentioned how big you are but if you...

You never mentioned how big you are but if you are much over 140 lbs and/or ride aggressively the stock suspension is pretty soft. While not an essential mod it really improves the bike.
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By LimitedSlip
Your bike probably came with organic pads as OEM...

Your bike probably came with organic pads as OEM which are easy on rotors but not terribly high friction. They are typically the easiest to modulate.

The HH pads will have the strongest bite but...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By LimitedSlip
+1 Rick makes great products and stands...

+1

Rick makes great products and stands behind his work. Although not required for a simple rebuild he also has a shock dyno for custom tuning.
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By LimitedSlip
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I just...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I just raised the forks on my 690 last night and saw that the top clamp was stamped with 17 N*m. I assumed the bottom was the same as all the bikes I have...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,462
Posted By LimitedSlip
Weird, I'm exactly the opposite. I find that...

Weird, I'm exactly the opposite. I find that cotton is too insulating and I can't feel the heat from the jacket as well as if I wear synthetic. To each his own I guess.
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By LimitedSlip
I'm having trouble reconciling "off road" and...

I'm having trouble reconciling "off road" and DL1000. Are you talking gravel/fire roads? If that is the case then high quality street gear with knee and hip pads will work fine.

However, if you...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-22-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 49,693
Posted By LimitedSlip
Sounds great but I probably won't make it. Got a...

Sounds great but I probably won't make it. Got a kitchen/pantry/dining room remodel starting Monday and we need to have those three rooms emptied out by then. With any luck I'll have it done...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By LimitedSlip
Nikwax Tech Wash ...

Nikwax Tech Wash

http://nikwax.com/en-us/products/productdetail.php?productid=268&itemid=-1&fabricid=-1
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-16-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 999
Views: 49,693
Posted By LimitedSlip
Ah, thanks for the correction. I think I know...

Ah, thanks for the correction. I think I know who he is then.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-16-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 999
Views: 49,693
Posted By LimitedSlip
I wasn't able to make the meeting but wanted to...

I wasn't able to make the meeting but wanted to thank oregonlmd for representing our interests. It sounds like it will go well for use with the committee.

BTW, what business do you own?

Ken
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,080
Posted By LimitedSlip
I picked up one of these ...

I picked up one of these

http://www.thepodx.com/POD-X1-s/1815.htm

from Cycle Gear when they were on sale for $80 a month ago. This one is intend for motorcycles and seems to work fine. As a...
Forum: Australia 01-14-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,764
Posted By LimitedSlip
Not sure if you can trust data from a product...

Not sure if you can trust data from a product vendor but...

http://www.redlineoil.com/content/files/tech/WaterWetter%20Tech%20Info.pdf

I know you are not interested in anecdotal evidence but as...
Forum: Australia 01-14-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,764
Posted By LimitedSlip
Specific heat is only part of the equation. You...

Specific heat is only part of the equation. You have to get the heat to/from the fluid for it to work effectively. Products like Water Wetter improve the heat transfer coefficient between the metal...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-09-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,530
Posted By LimitedSlip
Thanks for organizing this. Donation sent.

Thanks for organizing this. Donation sent.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-06-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 49,693
Posted By LimitedSlip
Good time tonight guys. Good to see such a large...

Good time tonight guys. Good to see such a large turnout and many new faces.

Ken

PS. Did I mention that the 690 is a hoot?
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