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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-26-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,725
Posted By Motomochila
Just returned from doing "most" of the UTBDR. We...

Just returned from doing "most" of the UTBDR. We left from Moab on day one and headed south to Montecito to begin the route from there. Apparently Classes start soon at No ASU so all the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,676
Posted By Motomochila
Hmmmmm. Air-cooled overweight engine putting out...

Hmmmmm. Air-cooled overweight engine putting out less than stellar performance but last just a tad under a million years...if you don't mind investing in an oil well just to keep it lubricated, seems...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-16-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 922
Posted By Motomochila
Backpack contents: 2-pair microfiber...

Backpack contents:
2-pair microfiber convertible pants
2-microfiber riding shirts
1- bike shorts ( wear one, swap out the next day)
3-pair riding socks
2- microfiber riding shirts.
2-front...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 271,564
Posted By Motomochila
The stock breather on the left side of the...

The stock breather on the left side of the engine. I bought a block off plate from KTM Twins and was considering eliminating the breather and routing it directly into the air box and adding a K and N...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,676
Posted By Motomochila
How about " Briggs and Stratton powered...

How about " Briggs and Stratton powered motorcycles for dual sport and adventure" ? Good old American ingenuity will blow both the Japanese and Europeans away any day..... :lol3
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By Motomochila
How about an XR650L I went from this.... ...

How about an XR650L
I went from this....
http://motomochila.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/custom-built-project/Barnsdorffer-Special-650-super/i-vNsgmVw/0/M/2008-Honda-XR650La-M.jpg

To this...
...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-15-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 34,781
Posted By Motomochila
Honda is about to release that bike in the New...

Honda is about to release that bike in the New African Twin, although not in the states. Maybe if it sells well enough, KTM will build one too. I sold my '11 GS Adventure to drop back to a 690 but...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 271,564
Posted By Motomochila
Nice set up. I'm installing my Evo-2 kit this...

Nice set up. I'm installing my Evo-2 kit this weekend. Did you completely remove the stock breather or install the Rally Raid canister with the kit?
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 271,564
Posted By Motomochila
http://www.fasstco.com/shop/anti-vibration-inserts...

http://www.fasstco.com/shop/anti-vibration-inserts

Works wonders. Scrap the stock mirrors and put these on.

http://www.doubletakemirror.com/build/ktm
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-14-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 25,805
Posted By Motomochila
On the rack again. A few bugs and now welding...

On the rack again. A few bugs and now welding all the extras before i send the frame out for powder coating. hopefully I will be 100% by the Dues build-off in October.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,676
Posted By Motomochila
Conversion rates aside, it's simple economics as...

Conversion rates aside, it's simple economics as to why the Japanese don't follow the likes of the "exotic" European brands, or vise-versa. Does Ford or GM try to follow Ferrari? No, yet Ferrari...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,117
Posted By Motomochila
Howdy THB. welcome to the crossroad of your life....

Howdy THB. welcome to the crossroad of your life. Getting older with kids who you have enjoyed bring up doing what you love to do...ride off-road. My son, now 22 has ridden off-road with me since he...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-13-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 922
Posted By Motomochila
Pain in the Backpack

Hola mi amigos. Gringo from the left coast here. Recently stepped down from a GS Adventure to start longer adventures on a KTM 690. After doing the AZBDR last May, I decided to give up my luxury...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 22,017
Views: 2,642,212
Posted By Motomochila
Your best option is to ship the crank and new rod...

Your best option is to ship the crank and new rod to the states to have it done by a professional. It's a quick process, although the shipping may add a hundred dollars to your overall price,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,676
Posted By Motomochila
I still own a 2000 XR650R with 40,000 miles on...

I still own a 2000 XR650R with 40,000 miles on the motor, still original piston, 3rd set of rings and only 2nd clutch. I put new valves in the motor in 2007. She's as crisp as new, even the tranny...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7,261
Views: 1,424,234
Posted By Motomochila
Try pumping the front tire to 24 on the pavement...

Try pumping the front tire to 24 on the pavement and the rear to 22-24. It's a PITA but on the longer road sections you'll get far more life out of the front and decent wear on the rear unless you...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7,261
Views: 1,424,234
Posted By Motomochila
Lasted all of 250 miles with 75% off-road in...

Lasted all of 250 miles with 75% off-road in Death Valley. Went with the Maxxis IT 120/100. Not DOT but last far longer on and off-road. Now getting 1,000 mile trips on one set.
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,343
Posted By Motomochila
Keep us posted on your RR bolt on goodies. Want...

Keep us posted on your RR bolt on goodies. Want to know how they hold up to long distance travel. My Evo II stuff shows up in a few weeks.

Subscribed and in for your long haul.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-11-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,725
Posted By Motomochila
Considering the UTBDR on the 21st of this month....

Considering the UTBDR on the 21st of this month. It will be a bit on the hot side but doing the route on a 690 so the rough stuff should be a breeze. Anything I should be aware of for this time of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7,261
Views: 1,424,234
Posted By Motomochila
Sorry...www.justgastanks.com

Sorry...www.justgastanks.com
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By Motomochila
I bought a front mask from an 2012 EXC500,...

I bought a front mask from an 2012 EXC500, installed the light kit and mounted the mask with an extra set of fork mounts from Baja Designs. It fits well without the extra brackets but the tabs were...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,676
Posted By Motomochila
In 2006 I owned a spankin new CR450X and a 2000...

In 2006 I owned a spankin new CR450X and a 2000 XR 650R that I "adventurized" and plated. Loved both the performance and the ease of maintenance but was always begging for that elusive e-button on...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7,261
Views: 1,424,234
Posted By Motomochila
Acerbis 4.0 on mine. I tried the safari and it...

Acerbis 4.0 on mine. I tried the safari and it was a bit wider at the knees so I went with the acerbis. Clock works was even more narrow. Gastanks.com has them all for good prices and reviews if you...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18,169
Views: 1,949,603
Posted By Motomochila
Also aluminum case savers. I got me from the UK...

Also aluminum case savers. I got me from the UK last week for about $90.00. They went off to be powder coated on Friday. Won't wear quickly now.
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By Motomochila
Nothing better than the Squadron or the Squadron...

Nothing better than the Squadron or the Squadron XL. I have the XL on my '14 690 and my 500. Put the Squadron on my '09 690. The only problem you'll encounter is everyone else without one will fall...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18,169
Views: 1,949,603
Posted By Motomochila
I'm just addressing the same situation. After...

I'm just addressing the same situation. After removing the obligatory hoses and installing the block off plate I considered installing a K & N filter on the case breather line instead of routing into...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,731
Posted By Motomochila
Just watch what happens when the Japanese take...

Just watch what happens when the Japanese take their electric and alternative fuel program from cars to motorcycles. It was Japanese motorcycle dominance that led the way for Japanese car...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,731
Posted By Motomochila
As much as we all bash japan, the reality here is...

As much as we all bash japan, the reality here is that due to the "big three" in the motorcycle world slowing down their world dominance in the dual sport, high performance off-road, and adventure...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,255
Posted By Motomochila
Googled it....a scooter? Chinese remake of the...

Googled it....a scooter? Chinese remake of the old Mustang scooter. Didn't know the Shriner parade was in town. :rofl:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Motomochila
Scott's also has a much cleaner post mount. I...

Scott's also has a much cleaner post mount. I never ride any dual sport or off-road bike without my Scott's. Bought my first one over 25 years ago and currently own five bikes with them today. Makes...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By Motomochila
Cruz tools, lineman's pliers, mini torx set,...

Cruz tools, lineman's pliers, mini torx set, lightweight tire irons-3, epoxy paste, electrical tape, zip ties, radiator stop leak, knife with screwdriver....and the always much required flask of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18,169
Views: 1,949,603
Posted By Motomochila
So..how close can the average Joe get a stock 690...

So..how close can the average Joe get a stock 690 up to the level of the RFR?
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18,169
Views: 1,949,603
Posted By Motomochila
The only thing I want to know next is; how do I...

The only thing I want to know next is; how do I get my hands on one of those, 450's or 690's? I'll take either, I aint proud...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18,169
Views: 1,949,603
Posted By Motomochila
Did I tell you how much I love my 690? So much...

Did I tell you how much I love my 690? So much so that I sold a perfectly good GS Adventure for way less than I had in to it, to step down to the 690 as my new "adventure" bike. After owning over...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18,169
Views: 1,949,603
Posted By Motomochila
Mitch, wasn't one of the reasons to drop down to...

Mitch, wasn't one of the reasons to drop down to the 450 platform in the Dakar, to reduce the overall weight on the bikes for safety reasons? Short stroking on your LC4-50 engine is an awesome...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,345
Posted By Motomochila
In stock form the 690 can get as much as 150 on a...

In stock form the 690 can get as much as 150 on a tank. I rode my '09 in Baja for 7 days with 45 rear and never had a fuel problem. I did carry 2 MSR fuel bottles as backup. '08-10 690's can be had...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 271,564
Posted By Motomochila
remove the fuses and the wheel sensors, then ride...

remove the fuses and the wheel sensors, then ride it like any offroad bike.
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18,169
Views: 1,949,603
Posted By Motomochila
I am in the same boat. But I can design far...

I am in the same boat. But I can design far better graphics if I had scanned decals to provide the exact sizing. I use a 4 mil vinyl with a 10 mil clear vinyl cover. It lasts far longer and keeps...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2,048
Views: 271,564
Posted By Motomochila
[QUOTE=BrandonH;24716766]Mines turning into a...

[QUOTE=BrandonH;24716766]Mines turning into a money pit! But I love it!!

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y237/Whitecivicex1/Katoom/20140727_120920_zpswkbkdeix.jpg

Nice bike Brandon, but have...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By Motomochila
Yep, what he said...... It does make a difference...

Yep, what he said...... It does make a difference when loaded.
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