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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-22-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By A.Vern
You always were a softy for those BMW riders :lol3

You always were a softy for those BMW riders :lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 12-14-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18,818
Views: 7,606,252
Posted By A.Vern
Nice looking bike! I miss the hills of the...

Nice looking bike! I miss the hills of the central coast.. looks like East of Pozo?

Get some knobbies on that thing and you'll really love it in the dirt!
Forum: Orange Crush 08-13-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,408
Posted By A.Vern
Thanks all! Brent, Glad to see you haven't...

Thanks all!

Brent,
Glad to see you haven't sold the ol Frau!
I'm already missing mine.
I set the idle screws back to stock (2 1/4) turns seems like what I remember now, but I didn't change the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-12-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,408
Posted By A.Vern
Overheating 950 in traffic

Hi all,

Regretably I just sold my '04 KTM 950 ADV.... long story why, but to sum it up, living in South Tejas just isn't the place for a ADV bike.

The new owner is a great guy that lives up...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-10-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By A.Vern
Jim, Thanks for the generous offer! ...

Jim,

Thanks for the generous offer!

Don't be surprised if I show up on your doorstep with a helmet and some motorcycle boots!
Forum: Orange Crush 08-09-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By A.Vern
The saddest day for this KTM owner....

And the happiest for another.

2004 KTM ADV 950, picked up by the new owner/inmate today on a fly and buy.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg310/vernallis/a656720c.jpg

On the way to the...
Forum: Australia 08-07-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,822
Posted By A.Vern
Short of calling KTM, how can I tell if this TSB...

Short of calling KTM, how can I tell if this TSB was done? I have a silver Brembo caliper on the back. Was the fix a different brand?
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,268
Posted By A.Vern
LTS, Dan must of made his way here via the...

LTS,

Dan must of made his way here via the post that I'm selling, choke, um, yes selling the KTM.

List of reasons are here

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=697076

There's...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-26-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18,818
Views: 7,606,252
Posted By A.Vern
That was a good ride... Interesting fact. ...

That was a good ride...

Interesting fact.

200x 990 with D908RR on the rear, average mpg in the sand.... 30 mpg

2004 950 with Mefo on the rear, average mpg in the sand.... 10 mpg

Damn...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-26-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18,818
Views: 7,606,252
Posted By A.Vern
This guy can play a fiddle (Viola) and makes...

This guy can play a fiddle (Viola) and makes riding sand with a 450 lb bike look like fun:D

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg310/vernallis/IMG_0356.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 04-23-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 18,818
Views: 7,606,252
Posted By A.Vern
Flew over it yesterday... I hope the fires don't...

Flew over it yesterday... I hope the fires don't do too much damage.
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg310/vernallis/4fe8ad8f.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 04-17-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18,818
Views: 7,606,252
Posted By A.Vern
Alejo, Welcome to the Crush! Padre...

Alejo, Welcome to the Crush!



Padre Island National Seashore... 60 miles of brown sugar sand to sink your Mefo's into. It's kind of like dual sport cross training :evil

Violator! sorry...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-17-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 18,818
Views: 7,606,252
Posted By A.Vern
Tacoma: 0 KTM: 1 ...

Tacoma: 0 KTM: 1
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg310/vernallis/IMG_0359.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 38,823
Posted By A.Vern
Hello from margaritaville

Wish I could be there.... Hope everyone had a great ride with minimal carnage. Here's a toast to past rides and future ones!
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg310/vernallis/64574ec5.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 196,287
Posted By A.Vern
Hookers.... someone's gotta train them. ...

Hookers.... someone's gotta train them.

Sorry to say I'll be on the big grey thing during the nOOb rally.

Drink a few for me and have a great time!
:freaky
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 196,287
Posted By A.Vern
Joel and LS, Thanks for the lodging help. ...

Joel and LS,

Thanks for the lodging help. Right now, I'm penciled in for a boat det, but if they don't need me I have a jet set up to head west. I'll let you know as soon as I have a definite...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 196,287
Posted By A.Vern
Still working it Joel.... If I'm not stuck...

Still working it Joel....

If I'm not stuck on the big grey floating thing, I'll be there.

http://www.nexteklightning.com/enews/408/images/CVN72.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,819
Posted By A.Vern
What he said.... Now that I'm in Tejas where...

What he said....

Now that I'm in Tejas where only 2.6 percent of the state is public domain (the rest is privately owned), I'd kill for a Carrizo plain ride these days.

Get out there and enjoy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,059
Posted By A.Vern
Would love to see it... but outside of OZ it has...

Would love to see it... but outside of OZ it has been blocked by some copy write happy sea lawyer.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,059
Posted By A.Vern
A reason to keep riding!

After smashing a clavicle in December, I've been on the fence as to keep the bike.....

Here's a little motivation. :evil

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Forum: Orange Crush 02-05-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,061
Posted By A.Vern
Black ones have more soul.... :evil ...

Black ones have more soul.... :evil

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg310/vernallis/IMG_0402.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 02-05-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,223
Posted By A.Vern
I'll give it a try in the morning and let you...

I'll give it a try in the morning and let you know how it goes.

So from your perspective, no reason to change the jetting?
Forum: Orange Crush 02-05-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,223
Posted By A.Vern
hmmmm, I don't seem to have that? ...

hmmmm,

I don't seem to have that?

Here's some photos.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg310/vernallis/IMG_0028.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg310/vernallis/IMG_0027.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 02-05-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,223
Posted By A.Vern
Thanks for the great link. For some reason I...

Thanks for the great link. For some reason I hadn't seen that one on 950info.

The EPC is long gone. Full canisterectomy was done by the previous owner.

Here's the weird part, the bike worked...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-05-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,223
Posted By A.Vern
I just took a closer look.... I do have a 160 in...

I just took a closer look.... I do have a 160 in the rear main jet, but the front is a 155.

Could too lean be my issue?

The bike runs worse at altitude and the idle hangs after running as...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-04-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,223
Posted By A.Vern
Here's an update... I am still having the...

Here's an update...

I am still having the fast idle that likes to run up to 1800 RPM at stops.

I replaced the filter... no help.

Checked all lines for vacuum leak.... no help.

Dug into...
Forum: Face plant 01-29-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 30,075
Posted By A.Vern
Man, That hook plate looks painful, glad to...

Man,

That hook plate looks painful, glad to hear you're almost back to 100%.

I'm at 4 weeks post op, 5 weeks post get off.

I healed good enough to go back to flying after 3 weeks and can put...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-24-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By A.Vern
Thanks all for the quick info... I'll get...

Thanks all for the quick info...

I'll get in an order for a new latch, but do you need a special rivet gun to install the new latch?

As for the Indian Pale Ale's....

None were on the bike...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-23-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By A.Vern
950 down... so I broke a few things.

After several years of Dual Sporting without incident... I dumped the KTM on a simple road going about 15 miles an hour. Banked rutted grass/dirt with highway tire pressures and I was down in about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,116
Posted By A.Vern
Pete, I'm pretty sure the back brake was a...

Pete,

I'm pretty sure the back brake was a non-player, but it would explain how quickly the ass end of the bike slid out.

As for the crash, I've has lots of practice growing up skating,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-17-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 23,676
Posted By A.Vern
I think my favorite part is after Jim gets...

I think my favorite part is after Jim gets hopelessly stuck, John hits the throttle and commits his bike to the same fate...

That's a good friend :lol3

Jim, by the way, how did the low fender...
Forum: Face plant 01-13-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 30,075
Posted By A.Vern
Dolo, You're right, surgery isn't for...

Dolo,

You're right, surgery isn't for everyone, it's a matter of how much displacement there is and personal choice.

However, if you look at the research....
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,116
Posted By A.Vern
Larry, It was definetly the Orange Coolaid,...

Larry,

It was definetly the Orange Coolaid, as the confidence I've had on this amazing bike made me feel like I could go anywhere on it. With the Beemer, I would of been riding nice and safe in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,116
Posted By A.Vern
Thanks for the theories... Just to add some...

Thanks for the theories...

Just to add some info, the grass you see cut was still standing when the accident happened. Not sure why they cut it later, but I was riding on the grassy area about a...
Forum: Face plant 01-12-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 30,075
Posted By A.Vern
Great thread

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone that contributed in this thread.

I broke my left clavicle on 17 December...

Here's the initial X-Ray.

At the ER the doc recommended surgery, but when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,630
Posted By A.Vern
Just fractured my clavicle taking the "long way"...

Just fractured my clavicle taking the "long way" home from work on my KTM 950.

Every single question after the expected, "how's the collar bone" is followed with, "So, you getting rid of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,116
Posted By A.Vern
Crash... So What Happened???

After the crash, I went back to the scene of the crime to try and figure out what the hell happened....

Here's the details,

'04 KTM 950 ADV with Gobi bags on (about 15 lbs in each), TKC-80...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-07-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 23,676
Posted By A.Vern
Sad thing, I tried to find a benchmark for...

Sad thing, I tried to find a benchmark for Texas.... they don't make one! The damn place is too big.

Back to Carrizo....

Here's some bike porn.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-07-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 23,676
Posted By A.Vern
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61V1fmtm68L....

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61V1fmtm68L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

I had it as a road on my "poor man's GPS"...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-07-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,255
Posted By A.Vern
So where are you two going?

So where are you two going?
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