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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,149
Posted By DrKayak
I would be very disappointed in KTM if they think...

I would be very disappointed in KTM if they think there is a market for this bike in the U.S. and not the Free Ride..

Models like this would be beginning of the end of great dirt bike company.....
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By DrKayak
What year?

I'm guessing you are talking 2009-2011? I would agree.

I flipped the rubber loops around so that you are pulling the loop part thru behind the fork tube and not the fat notch part that the loop...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By DrKayak
Another thread on the same subject -- ...

Another thread on the same subject --

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=990840

If I had to say why -- to some the 690 is too big for a dirt bike and too much like a dirt bike to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,345
Posted By DrKayak
A buddy has a 2014. It's gets a little better MPG...

A buddy has a 2014. It's gets a little better MPG than mine. I don't see the extra ~5mpg worth dealing with the ABS and locked down ECU (no TuneECU).

My 2011 is running Evo maps and still gets...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-02-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 106,894
Posted By DrKayak
You can ride it... if you can get on it.. It's...

You can ride it... if you can get on it.. It's not been lowered to girl's height. :lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-30-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 106,894
Posted By DrKayak
I let SuperPlush do my 2011 690. It is my...

I let SuperPlush do my 2011 690. It is my understanding the high-speed damping is too harsh on the front and rear. Need to re-valve or change the shim stack. It's not the spring rate. I kept the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By DrKayak
I had a 07 610 and it was known for wearing out...

I had a 07 610 and it was known for wearing out the cam chain quickly. If the auto cam chain tensioner is over so many notches extended then the chain is too worn and the tensioner will push the ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-18-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 106,894
Posted By DrKayak
They did not even try to stop it at Wentworth...

They did not even try to stop it at Wentworth Springs Rd. Too much of a fire storm and too wide of a front..


Hunters Trials is gone too....

...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-17-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 106,894
Posted By DrKayak
This ride will never be the same.. The video...

This ride will never be the same.. The video starts at PoHo Ridge staging area.

http://youtu.be/876MU26qQhc

There was some sweet stuff between PoHo and Slate Mt.

Rode up there last...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-14-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 106,894
Posted By DrKayak
King fire near Sly Park

This morning from Granite Springs.

http://i.imgur.com/az4zgl3.jpg

3:00 today From the Shell station in Sly Park.

http://i.imgur.com/RXelePK.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/xHtoIQV.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By DrKayak
Yea.. and don't ever post a link to E-bay... I...

Yea.. and don't ever post a link to E-bay... I got reamed for that. :huh
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By DrKayak
The 640 was know for bad vibrations which was...

The 640 was know for bad vibrations which was fixed with the new 690 version. Also 13,000 miles is more of a big deal on a thumper that a 950. I would think your 950 is worth more than the 640.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2,247
Views: 319,719
Posted By DrKayak
Blue = soft Red = medium The blue...

Blue = soft
Red = medium

The blue bushings are a recent addition to the kit.

Not sure what's soft about them as my bars have zero detectable play. Guess there is a reduction in bar vibes...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2,247
Views: 319,719
Posted By DrKayak
Just got mine and it shipped with blue installed....

Just got mine and it shipped with blue installed. liked it so I didn't see a reason to try the red.
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4,162
Views: 1,361,225
Posted By DrKayak
Not me man, it was that way when I bought it. I...

Not me man, it was that way when I bought it. I will add it to the list of things the previous owner did wrong. :rofl

Must be on backwards as the other side is correct -
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4,162
Views: 1,361,225
Posted By DrKayak
http://i.imgur.com/6bB9jGV.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/6bB9jGV.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,098
Posted By DrKayak
The 690 should have enough spare amps to run a...

The 690 should have enough spare amps to run a GPS without issues. I added a good quality volt meter beside the speedometer so I can monitor voltage when I run accessories. I never see below 14v...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,969
Posted By DrKayak
The 2014 forks can me modified. Not sure what...

The 2014 forks can me modified. Not sure what you consider "revalve"

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24828370&postcount=182
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,010
Posted By DrKayak
MiniMan clearly has a problem with his bike. As...

MiniMan clearly has a problem with his bike. As stated it's not a design problem with the 14 that need a remap or new exhaust. The 14 runs great great in stock form.

If you did you research,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,826
Posted By DrKayak
That's an old KLR :eek1 I had that same...

That's an old KLR :eek1

I had that same model. Many, many years ago...

To the OP........... get a KTM 690. Life is to short to.. ride the best :deal
Forum: Trials 08-14-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,383
Posted By DrKayak
No such thing as different size air screws. The...

No such thing as different size air screws. The air screw is a minor factor. Primary carb tuning is done with jetting changes and raising or lowing the primary needle.

As for detonation. The...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,027
Posted By DrKayak
What's the best Baja Designs setup for a 2011...

What's the best Baja Designs setup for a 2011 690? I would like to retain the factory high/low switch. So, I have to but the dimmer? It's all plug and play?

Thanks,
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By DrKayak
Yea, one oil on the RFS engine.

Yea, one oil on the RFS engine.
Forum: Trials 08-08-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,383
Posted By DrKayak
I went up one size on the pilot jet from a 27.5...

I went up one size on the pilot jet from a 27.5 to a 30. Huge improvement overall. Mine had a bad lean stutter at trail speeds.
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,452
Posted By DrKayak
Voltmeter and cell phone. When it dies use...

Voltmeter and cell phone.

When it dies use the phone to call for help then you can entertain yourself checking voltages to find which electrical component failed while you wait for a tow truck.....
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By DrKayak
Scotts is considered the best because of the...

Scotts is considered the best because of the quality of the hydraulics. It has a separate high speed and low speed damping circuits..

Get the Scotts!
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,928
Posted By DrKayak
Exactly.. I can barely lift the front of my 450...

Exactly.. I can barely lift the front of my 450 onto a stand like that.

I have a steel lift stand with a foot lever that will lit the 690. Yea, not that stable but it works fine.
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,150
Posted By DrKayak
I have 2 sets of wheels for my 450EXC. MT43...

I have 2 sets of wheels for my 450EXC. MT43 trails on the front and back on one set.

I don't see the MT43 front that bad on the front for dry conditions. Rocks, lose dirt it does OK...No big...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,379
Posted By DrKayak
Get the trials bike. :deal ...

Get the trials bike. :deal

http://i.imgur.com/gTuVkPq.jpg

And the 350 or 500

http://i.imgur.com/RqGB3.jpg

And the 690..
Forum: Trials 08-01-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,383
Posted By DrKayak
Last I checked only only rear fender still...

Last I checked only only rear fender still available new was the 96 gray with orange TECHNO... I think it was $110 new. I think new front fenders were not available at all. One of the main reason I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-01-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4,142
Views: 578,463
Posted By DrKayak
http://i.imgur.com/fbK7B9p.jpg ...

http://i.imgur.com/fbK7B9p.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/nZLm3Zd.jpg
Forum: Trials 07-30-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,383
Posted By DrKayak
I rode a 96 Techno for 2 years. The rear brake...

I rode a 96 Techno for 2 years. The rear brake can be fixed to where it will lock the rear with some work. You have to adjust it to the point it's almost dragging due to the small motion range you...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,431
Posted By DrKayak
Huskys are great if you like finding metal in the...

Huskys are great if you like finding metal in the screens on every oil change... or finding cross thread bolts on a brand new bike... talk about a short term crush. :puke1

Sure it was $6k new when...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,105
Posted By DrKayak
Yep, I throw a 1 gal. oil jug full of gas in my...

Yep, I throw a 1 gal. oil jug full of gas in my backpack when I need more than 150 mile range. That will put me in the 200 mile range. No where in my area that you need more than 200 mile range.
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By DrKayak
I ran one as thin as pictured above and you could...

I ran one as thin as pictured above and you could see light thru the center when I removed it. Very scary if you ask me... I don't want to risk a blow-out just to get another 100 miles out of a rear...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,247
Views: 319,719
Posted By DrKayak
Yep, add to that a skilled rider can out break...

Yep, add to that a skilled rider can out break ABS on an extreme technical downhill. I often have the front lock on hard downhill at very slow speeds, then let off the brake just enough to regain...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,237
Posted By DrKayak
Yep, there are times soil conditions will not...

Yep, there are times soil conditions will not allow the trick to work. I tried to jump a log off trial in forest leaf litter with a knobby on a 450, the bike did not move forward at all, it moved...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,092
Posted By DrKayak
There's a handfull of double-black-diamond gnarly...

There's a handfull of double-black-diamond gnarly canyon trails I would not do on the 690. I know an A rider that would do the gnarly stuff on the 690. He's a big guy and very good.

I love the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,092
Posted By DrKayak
I have not ridden my 450exc once since I got my...

I have not ridden my 450exc once since I got my 690E. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,431
Posted By DrKayak
I figure most most of the low miles 2014s are for...

I figure most most of the low miles 2014s are for sale because the owners found out the seat height was no lower than the 2012-13. :huh

or they found out abut the leaky rings issue on the 690cc...
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