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Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,480
Posted By gxshrimp
It essentially is a white and blue 690 Enduro R,...

It essentially is a white and blue 690 Enduro R, exact same engine, frame style, etc...

The 690 has been out for 7 years, if you want an adventure bike you are better off buying a used or new 690...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,173
Posted By gxshrimp
I'll still be buying my 2015 HTM FE 695.5 enduro...

I'll still be buying my 2015 HTM FE 695.5 enduro R :rofl

Maybe I'll get the husky plastics... how would that look with the orange frame... true identity crisis :D
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,173
Posted By gxshrimp
your resale will be higher you've got a...

your resale will be higher you've got a collectors item !!
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,173
Posted By gxshrimp
yeah when I put my deposit on my '15 my Canadian...

yeah when I put my deposit on my '15 my Canadian dealer said they were only expecting 2 early in the year and that's it... so it aligns with what you're saying
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,173
Posted By gxshrimp
hmm the new 690 engine is the same platform for...

hmm the new 690 engine is the same platform for the duke and of course the smc... it seems odd to remove the enduro from the lineup unless the others are going too?

I do like the husky graphics...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4,276
Views: 1,410,645
Posted By gxshrimp
thanks. I did the wabdr this summer, looked like...

thanks. I did the wabdr this summer, looked like familiar territory. I'll have to detour next time...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4,276
Views: 1,410,645
Posted By gxshrimp
:eek1 Wow, where in Washington??

:eek1 Wow, where in Washington??
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,173
Posted By gxshrimp
Yup I was told late November by my dealer in BC. ...

Yup I was told late November by my dealer in BC.

I'm not holding my breath though, my friend was told the same thing about his 1190R last year and it came in Feb.

Greg
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By gxshrimp
I read that as well... I have a deposit on a 2015...

I read that as well... I have a deposit on a 2015 and speaking with my dealer they claim no changes. But really no one probably knows until KTM officially releases it.

It would be odd to make more...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,173
Posted By gxshrimp
I saw that as well, I'm skeptical though. I have...

I saw that as well, I'm skeptical though. I have a deposit on a 2015, asked my dealer, they claimed there were no changes.

It would be odd to make changes only one year after the large changes in...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,497
Posted By gxshrimp
I've been hearing major improvements in fuel...

I've been hearing major improvements in fuel economy with the twin spark plug... like 50mpg-80mpg if you can keep you right wrist in check... good luck with that though.
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,943
Posted By gxshrimp
I haven't ridden a 2014, but here's a video of a...

I haven't ridden a 2014, but here's a video of a 2014... was basically my reaction to riding my buddies 2010... doesn't come close to my DRZ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a38_Duiysx0

I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,943
Posted By gxshrimp
Something sounds fishy, I've been reading about...

Something sounds fishy, I've been reading about 3rd/4th gear power wheelies with the 2014... It's possible they modified the maps for test ride or put it on the lowest power setting?
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 4,276
Views: 1,410,645
Posted By gxshrimp
could you post a rough route map of your trip?...

could you post a rough route map of your trip? I'm from BC and don't know where half those views are!! looks awesome.
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 4,276
Views: 1,410,645
Posted By gxshrimp
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Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24,798
Views: 4,324,523
Posted By gxshrimp
Auxiliary Lighting

Regarding auxiliary lighting, I just bought and mounted 2 of these guys:
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Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 45,903
Views: 9,091,242
Posted By gxshrimp
Thanks for the replies on this. The 'am I crazy...

Thanks for the replies on this. The 'am I crazy bit' was more getting at questioning if I'm basically buying two of the same bike. But I think the WRR with some beefier tires and basic performance...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 45,903
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Posted By gxshrimp
Looking for some advice... I currently own a...

Looking for some advice... I currently own a DRZ400SM and love riding it as my street bike. This summer however I want to get into dirt biking as well. I thought about getting dirt wheels for the...
Forum: Americas 12-24-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,566
Posted By gxshrimp
http://bit.ly/UpLVuj Coming together with...

http://bit.ly/UpLVuj

Coming together with some of the advice from you guys. Thanks.

I've visited San Francisco a few times and drove the PCH south last summer, so I've done all the touristy...
Forum: Americas 12-20-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,566
Posted By gxshrimp
OK I'll definitely change the route up to include...

OK I'll definitely change the route up to include those passes and the changes in idaho. Looks like this trip is going to be pretty insane, can't wait!

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Americas 12-19-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,566
Posted By gxshrimp
Thanks guys. OK here's my latest...

Thanks guys. OK here's my latest http://goo.gl/maps/DDxeS

I think the coast part is pretty set. Could any local Utah/Colorado guys take a look in that area and see if there's any can't miss roads...
Forum: Americas 12-18-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,566
Posted By gxshrimp
That's a good point. I think I'll still with the...

That's a good point. I think I'll still with the clockwise route, leaving late August, returning late September/early October. Should give me plenty of time.
Forum: Americas 12-18-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,566
Posted By gxshrimp
Keep it coming guys. I'm going to throw together...

Keep it coming guys. I'm going to throw together another route with your guys' advice when I get some time in the evenings.

OK so late summer sounds like the time to go. Maybe I should do the...
Forum: Americas 12-18-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,566
Posted By gxshrimp
Wow thanks everyone, exactly the type of info I'm...

Wow thanks everyone, exactly the type of info I'm looking for.

Timing wise, I'm thinking I could either leave in June or wait until September to avoid the heat. Any reason to prefer one over the...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,566
Posted By gxshrimp
West USA Loop - Route Advice

Hello all

I'm looking to do my first big motorcycle trip next year. Looking for some help planning the route. Here's the details:

- Can get 3-6 weeks off
- Leaving and returning to Vancouver,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,109
Posted By gxshrimp
Thought I'd chime in, having been in your...

Thought I'd chime in, having been in your position just a few months back...

I researched the jap SM's available (Wr250x, drz400sm, klx250sf), and decided to go with the DRZ. It fit the bill in...
Forum: Face plant 10-21-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,708
Posted By gxshrimp
No problem, thanks for the info, good to hear...

No problem, thanks for the info, good to hear they worked well for you. Looking forward to trying them out.
Forum: Face plant 10-21-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,708
Posted By gxshrimp
Is the leg armor you used this model...

Is the leg armor you used this model (http://www.rideicon.com/product_details.jsp?category=3434&id=11989)?

By coincidence I just ordered a pair yesterday after reading some excellent reviews on...
Forum: Canada 10-04-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,280
Posted By gxshrimp
Nice writeup. I recently got a DRZ400 and want to...

Nice writeup. I recently got a DRZ400 and want to get it a bit dirty :evil Where do you enter? Around Surrey Rd and 116?
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