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Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 27,065
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Posted By mrkartoom
I worked on mine to get the alignment straight...

I worked on mine to get the alignment straight down on the case and after several thousand miles no signs of wear or fraying with the cable there yet. I do carry a spare cable just in case, but I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 27,065
Views: 3,964,970
Posted By mrkartoom
Pretty much sums up the issue on mine as well....

Pretty much sums up the issue on mine as well. When new it was much easier, but now impossible to get into neutral stopped and engine running. I also found that fresh oil helps a bit, for a bit.
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 21,331
Posted By mrkartoom
There you have the vibration problem solved, just...

There you have the vibration problem solved, just mount the camera to the head of a chicken.

Now all you have to do is figure out how to mount the chicken. :)
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 21,331
Posted By mrkartoom
Thinking is that they we're associated with type...

Thinking is that they we're associated with type of burial practice. Apparently there are thousands of these jars scattered around 90+ sites. Very impressive.
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 21,331
Posted By mrkartoom
I can get to your website fine. Great trip...

I can get to your website fine.

Great trip report! Looking forward to the rest of the journey.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,836
Posted By mrkartoom
Very nice looking. Too bad the US never saw this...

Very nice looking. Too bad the US never saw this or many other similar bikes.

It's weird I join this thread and get reminded of them but I haven't seen a Cagiva in years (except for my dealer's...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-29-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,836
Posted By mrkartoom
This thread brings back some memories. I really...

This thread brings back some memories. I really wish I had never sold my 2000 GC. These are truly great bikes. I had the red one, which was faster than the black ones haha.

I loved my GC, I was...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 27,065
Views: 3,964,970
Posted By mrkartoom
Good luck selling it. Lots of extras with yours...

Good luck selling it. Lots of extras with yours and a new cam chain, so you should do well.

I don't think I'll ever sell my 2008. Not sure there is any other dual sport out there that would serve...
Forum: Trials 04-09-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 651
Views: 152,472
Posted By mrkartoom
Very kewl.

Very kewl.
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 27,065
Views: 3,964,970
Posted By mrkartoom
I'll throw a couple more at you: 1. Check...

I'll throw a couple more at you:

1. Check the splines on the countershaft for wear. Shaft hardening or lack thereof and excess play in the stock sprocket has been suspected as culprits. Many of us...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 27,065
Views: 3,964,970
Posted By mrkartoom
Sorry. That wouldn't by any chance have been the...

Sorry. That wouldn't by any chance have been the stock CZ chain that came on it was it?
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27,065
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Posted By mrkartoom
That's a good price for them. I paid something...

That's a good price for them. I paid something like $45 or more for a set a few years back from AF1Racing (Aprilia).
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-12-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,717,528
Posted By mrkartoom
I'm thinking Acerbis, UFO, and Polisport are...

I'm thinking Acerbis, UFO, and Polisport are collectively pretty worried right about now with Adam's pricing. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27,065
Views: 3,964,970
Posted By mrkartoom
I don't think they are not supposed to leak, but...

I don't think they are not supposed to leak, but too many of them do anyway. I assume you are talking about the stock plastic quick-disconnects. I had better luck using metal ones on my Aprilia. It...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27,065
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Posted By mrkartoom
I'll have to take some pics and post up. I didn't...

I'll have to take some pics and post up. I didn't use the lower mounting brace with the pegs that's been mentioned because of the fender brace giving you no flat surface to mount it to. Fore/aft...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 27,065
Views: 3,964,970
Posted By mrkartoom
I used the upper straps that came with the X2 and...

I used the upper straps that came with the X2 and as a temporary solution for the bottom I used some industrial strength velcro I had laying around. I used the existing tapped hole that's in the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 27,065
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Posted By mrkartoom
My thoughts exactly on Husky's shift in emphasis...

My thoughts exactly on Husky's shift in emphasis with the Terra. I just don't see it being as dirt worthy as the 610. I also agree the 690 may now be best option. I actually had a down payment on the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27,065
Views: 3,964,970
Posted By mrkartoom
I'll 3rd that. Clean and inspect all the...

I'll 3rd that.

Clean and inspect all the headlight wiring connections. Before you do that see if you can simulate the problem by moving the connectors and harness around while the bike is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 27,065
Views: 3,964,970
Posted By mrkartoom
Same here. My bike was only months old when the...

Same here. My bike was only months old when the stock Varta exploded and left me stranded 30 miles out from the event start. I was missing a good old carb at that point. Luckily the sweep crew was...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-19-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,717,528
Posted By mrkartoom
I know I laid my keys down here somewhere dangit.

I know I laid my keys down here somewhere dangit.
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 27,065
Views: 3,964,970
Posted By mrkartoom
You do the trail ride?

You do the trail ride?
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 27,065
Views: 3,964,970
Posted By mrkartoom
Old post, but I wonder if there is a more...

Old post, but I wonder if there is a more travelled and experienced TE than this one. I'm amazed it's still pounding out the miles. It has definitely been around the block a time or two. Can't wait...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 27,065
Views: 3,964,970
Posted By mrkartoom
My 08 was getting 55mpg consistently until I...

My 08 was getting 55mpg consistently until I installed the Leo V system and lifted the O2 sensor, which dropped it to the low 40's. It would have to be jetted on the lean side me thinks to get those...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 27,065
Views: 3,964,970
Posted By mrkartoom
I run the Motorex 10W60 and no issues. No tear...

I run the Motorex 10W60 and no issues. No tear downs to see the results, but no issues either.

I ran Motul in all my KTMs and have yet to see motors/pistons/skirts etc look better on any oil after...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-29-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9,293
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Posted By mrkartoom
gets my vote.

gets my vote.
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,612
Posted By mrkartoom
Nice article. I'm thinking I may just go for the...

Nice article. I'm thinking I may just go for the most comfortable open-face helmet I can find with a screen and seek quiet through better earplugs.
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,612
Posted By mrkartoom
Your quest is very similar to mine. Aged 55, some...

Your quest is very similar to mine. Aged 55, some hearing impairment, and looking for a quiet helmet. I still have Led Zepplin ringing in my ears from 1972, not to mention all the other loud concerts...
Forum: Trials 06-22-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 651
Views: 152,472
Posted By mrkartoom
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEg2_tPxXMQ ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEg2_tPxXMQ

Most excellent.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-11-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,717,528
Posted By mrkartoom
That's a cool pic. All orangey by accident or on...

That's a cool pic. All orangey by accident or on purpose? Good KTM advert!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-04-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,717,528
Posted By mrkartoom
Agreed. Great photo!

Agreed. Great photo!
Forum: Face plant 04-03-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,548
Posted By mrkartoom
What baffles me most, besides the obvious issues...

What baffles me most, besides the obvious issues mentioned, is that he left it right in the middle of the road. I'd never leave my bike out in the open like that if I could help it. Looks like some...
Forum: Face plant 04-03-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,835
Posted By mrkartoom
I could see that pole coming. Good thing that...

I could see that pole coming. Good thing that wasn't part of the equation or may not have been so insignificant.
Forum: Face plant 04-03-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,940
Posted By mrkartoom
Nasty. Saw the video and then found this thread....

Nasty. Saw the video and then found this thread. The fact it all goes black right at the moment of impact makes it seem even worse. I was wondering how the rider came out of that. It did not look...
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 44,515
Posted By mrkartoom
Add me to the list of converted doubters. Neat...

Add me to the list of converted doubters. Neat thread and great result. Pretty awesome looking.
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,310
Posted By mrkartoom
Regarding some things mentioned about the TE610: ...

Regarding some things mentioned about the TE610:

I don't think you will have an issue with the TE610 carrying the weight you mentioned. The two of you together don't weigh much more than one big...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,310
Posted By mrkartoom
The TE610 does have rear pegs. I've seen them on...

The TE610 does have rear pegs. I've seen them on the 2010 630, so I assume they all have them. You're right they are very tall. At 6' I expect he'd get along fine with it solo, 2up more of a handful...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By mrkartoom
Can't say much about the 511 since I haven't...

Can't say much about the 511 since I haven't ridden one, but I spent a day on a FE570 and was very impressed with it. Just a great motor and a great handling bike. It does not show it's weight. Very...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 27,065
Views: 3,964,970
Posted By mrkartoom
I just can't get along with those gigantic...

I just can't get along with those gigantic mufflers on the TE's. Great bikes, but I can't figure out why those things have to be so huge.
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 65,516
Posted By mrkartoom
Great report. The pics are wonderful.

Great report. The pics are wonderful.
Forum: Face plant 03-18-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,540
Posted By mrkartoom
I've had my bike taken out a few times so fast...

I've had my bike taken out a few times so fast that there has been no time to even think about reacting. Never really got hurt in any of them, but the absolute scariest one was coming off a fairly...
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