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Forum: Orange Crush 07-28-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 783
Posted By folknride
When my 690 showed a similar high speed wobble,...

When my 690 showed a similar high speed wobble, it was fixed with tire pressure and SAG adjustment. Under inflated dual sport tires can be unstable at high speed. But most of my fix was increasing...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-28-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 827
Posted By folknride
My 2010 990 with Wings got 5l/100 km yesterday on...

My 2010 990 with Wings got 5l/100 km yesterday on an all highway run. That's 47 mpg US I believe.
Interestingly, I'm getting more range with the Wings - just installed a couple of weeks back. Fuel...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-27-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By folknride
I'm not trying to talk you out of upgrading, but...

I'm not trying to talk you out of upgrading, but I've high-sided mine hard enough to get me a punctured lung, but nothing but scratches on the hand guard.
If you haven't already though, get the...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-27-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,090
Posted By folknride
Sorry - I was making suggestions without reading...

Sorry - I was making suggestions without reading carefully.
Is it possible that you're not finding the real guide hole? I seem to remember that there are other spots where the screwdriver will...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,219
Posted By folknride
RideOn

Well, sometimes I sound like a salesman for this stuff - RideOn - (I'm not), but I'm pretty sure this time it saved me some real unpleasantness. I use it in my tubes, and as you can tell from that...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-19-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,247
Posted By folknride
I just ordered the filter, snap in, etc. for my...

I just ordered the filter, snap in, etc. for my 990, and am looking forward to some performance boost - but I don't want to see Chris' parts :rofl:rofl
Forum: Orange Crush 07-11-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10,355
Views: 2,130,508
Posted By folknride
Bonfire of the (Wings) Vanities

Got my Wings and put them on - pretty easy if I don't count twisting off all but one of the old bolts on removal :eek1:eek1). Got them for the right reasons - heat, weight, power. But - the sound...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-08-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7,672
Views: 6,933,758
Posted By folknride
321795 Slabbing it home from a little ride...

321795

Slabbing it home from a little ride at 120 kph - taken from the luxury seat on a Gold Wing.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-02-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 38,691
Posted By folknride
Question Help me decide

I have my finger poised over "enter" to buy the filter, doghouse, click-in, and cable, for my 2010 990 Adventure (55000 km)- but I'm nervous. Wings exhaust (2) on the way.
I'm not into tuning...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-02-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By folknride
Happened to me once after I (stoopidly) used a...

Happened to me once after I (stoopidly) used a pressure washer on the dash. Came back when it dried out.
? get some di-electric grease on the connections.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-27-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By folknride
1/4 on the stick is not low, so something else...

1/4 on the stick is not low, so something else going on. My first thought would be water pump fail ->oil filter swollen and plugged, but seems a bit unlikely on and '11 990 with low kms.
At...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-26-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 28,125
Posted By folknride
Beautiful downtown Duschene Utah

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Forum: Orange Crush 06-09-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By folknride
I'm sure there's a nine hundred ninety step...

I'm sure there's a nine hundred ninety step program for your disease :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,210
Posted By folknride
Great advice! And yet another way for obesity...

Great advice!
And yet another way for obesity to bite our asses :eek1.
My wife and I total about about 320 (thanks Dog she's tiny), but I'm still gonna' check my rating.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-09-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By folknride
I seem to recall that Riverside (in St. Albert)...

I seem to recall that Riverside (in St. Albert) has an1190 to demo, but don't think it's an R. As far as the 690 - doubt that you'll find one - but - you don't need a demo - just buy it :ricky

I...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-05-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,585
Posted By folknride
+ 10 I'd want a lot more for my 2010, and it...

+ 10

I'd want a lot more for my 2010, and it has 3X the mileage (and drops :D)

Everything you mention is either normal performance or routine upkeep.
And if you want it all shiny, you can...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-02-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By folknride
Don't do a lot of water crossings but it does get...

Don't do a lot of water crossings but it does get wet. Good point.
I'm going to try to check and re-torque everything I can get to as well.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-02-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By folknride
Hmm Cam chain tensioner - I'm clueless on...

Hmm Cam chain tensioner - I'm clueless on that one. I'll look into it.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-02-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By folknride
Advice on 55,000 Km refresh on my 990 Adv.

My 2010 990 Adventure (see mandatory pretty pic below) will have about 55 K - about 35,000 miles when I get it home from California in a few weeks, and I'm thinking I should do a major PM refresh.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,416
Posted By folknride
I never listen to music while riding - there are...

I never listen to music while riding - there are already enough distractions out there :evil
...
Forum: Canada 05-28-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 15,661
Posted By folknride
Good to know. Wot - no cruisers? :cry

Good to know.

Wot - no cruisers? :cry
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 840,390
Posted By folknride
Can anyone identify this bike?

For a friend of a friend..
Picture was taken in the 20's or 30's in Egypt.

http://albertadualsport.ca/attachment.php?attachmentid=4700&d=1401222570
Forum: Canada 05-27-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 15,661
Posted By folknride
Group order - Moto-Skiveez

Hey all you Edmonton schitzos, a few riders from the ADS forum are putting in a group order for these to cut the shipping cost. Anybody interested? They'll be $60 plus +3,4,5 for shipping depending...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-24-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,325
Posted By folknride
There's the famous "deceleration wobble" with...

There's the famous "deceleration wobble" with Scorpion tires, but it's usually around 45 mph.
I have Jessies and get no wobble at speed, loaded or not. Since it's new to you you might go over the...
Forum: Canada 05-21-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By folknride
Sunday ride

The Alberta Dual Sport http://albertadualsport.ca/cmps_index.php
gang are having a ride this Sunday, the 25th. Victoria Trail - gravel with a bit of sandy track - from Fort Saskatchewan to Smoky...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 100,712
Posted By folknride
Test rode one yesterday (never got above 4th...

Test rode one yesterday (never got above 4th gear!). Seiously wish I hadn't - crack cocaine on two wheels. :tb
Forum: Orange Crush 05-20-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,064
Posted By folknride
I put a set on and rode the Baja return from...

I put a set on and rode the Baja return from Cali. I would say 70/30 pavement to sand and gravel. Rear is 50% gone at 3,000 Km. Good tires though - performed well everywhere - and the front shows...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-19-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 628
Views: 261,576
Posted By folknride
North of Loreto on the Sea of Cortez,BCS, Mexico....

North of Loreto on the Sea of Cortez,BCS, Mexico.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ozW3_fb9c-s/U2vQK4_0WiI/AAAAAAAAGMI/_9wJ6HLalrA/w951-h713-no/IMG_1843.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-19-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2,601
Views: 341,185
Posted By folknride
Catavina, Baja

Two weeks ago.

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Forum: Canada 05-09-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By folknride
Be Careful

Don't get me wrong, both those bikes have some great features, but:
first, the '05 EXC is a factory off road bike and the VIN identifies it as such. Don't know about Ont., but here in AB they are...
Forum: Latin America 04-23-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,223
Posted By folknride
I'm in San Felipe right and had a minor traffic...

I'm in San Felipe right and had a minor traffic "discussion" with local police. Had the complete opposite experience. Very friendly hand shake and " don't do that again". Couldn't have been nicer to...
Forum: Americas 04-21-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24,069
Views: 1,848,410
Posted By folknride
Question I won't be there 'til Thursday - stay in San...

I won't be there 'til Thursday - stay in San Felipe Wed. night, but...
Does anyone know if it's open Thursday?
If no gas there, I have to carry a fair bit of gas.
Forum: Americas 04-21-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24,069
Views: 1,848,410
Posted By folknride
Thanks for the accurate info. It confirms that...

Thanks for the accurate info. It confirms that I'm fine without extra gas for this ride, but I will probably carry a couple of liters "just for luck"
Forum: Americas 04-20-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 24,069
Views: 1,848,410
Posted By folknride
Thanks for all the info. I've settled on the...

Thanks for all the info. I've settled on the East coast route, not because of Coco's, but it's a bit shorter and, I think, less traffic. But also when I Google Mapped it out, there are no stretches...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-20-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By folknride
Yes, it was updating on my MacBook Air that...

Yes, it was updating on my MacBook Air that screwed it up. Must be a glich.
Forum: Americas 04-20-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 24,069
Views: 1,848,410
Posted By folknride
Baja route 5 - couple more questions

I'll be riding solo KTM 990, Mexicali to Cabo San Lucas via San Felipe/Coco's Corner, #1, next week.
Can anyone tell me the longest stretch without fuel? KTM has about 300 km / 190 mi range, and...
Forum: Americas 04-19-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 24,069
Views: 1,848,410
Posted By folknride
Thanks - just what I needed to know.

Thanks - just what I needed to know.
Forum: Americas 04-19-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24,069
Views: 1,848,410
Posted By folknride
Is it dirt most of the 220 km from San Felipe to...

Is it dirt most of the 220 km from San Felipe to #1?
Forum: Americas 04-19-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24,069
Views: 1,848,410
Posted By folknride
Thanks Dave :wave:wave:wave jimmex,...

Thanks Dave

:wave:wave:wave

jimmex, and all.

I'm torn between the San Felipe route, and following in your tire tracks, Dave.
I'll be motel/hoteling it - probably more options - and more...
Forum: Americas 04-19-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 24,069
Views: 1,848,410
Posted By folknride
Quick route question for Baja

I'm riding solo from Palm Springs to Cabo to visit friends for a week (leaving the 23rd), and basically just need to get there ASAP - and still have a nice ride! I can do some exploring on the way...
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