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Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 10-22-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,853
Posted By isaac004
This is a placeholder for sites to see, mileage...

This is a placeholder for sites to see, mileage of loops, fuel ranges required, and routes/tracks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-02-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 31,547
Views: 2,977,451
Posted By isaac004
Going via the CDT is a very scenic and mostly...

Going via the CDT is a very scenic and mostly easy route, 4 weeks is definitely doable. It is October though, and can be chilly up there in them mountains. The CO Rockies already got some snow...so...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-02-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8,960
Views: 617,697
Posted By isaac004
Frame size? 29er?

Frame size? 29er?
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19,002
Views: 2,109,950
Posted By isaac004
True, it is kind of wasteful and annoying to...

True, it is kind of wasteful and annoying to install the white ceramic resister with the grips. Granted, I could have gone for a variable control troller but would be left with more controls on the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19,002
Views: 2,109,950
Posted By isaac004
Symtecs, Dual Stars,and others use two separate...

Symtecs, Dual Stars,and others use two separate sets of "wire paths" in the heating element for low heat output and high heat output.

Hot Grips have just one pass of wire heating elements, so for...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19,002
Views: 2,109,950
Posted By isaac004
For the lights, check out mounting details here. ...

For the lights, check out mounting details here. I used the ADVMonster dimmer switch. It's great, I keep the lights on low all the time, and use the stock highbeam switch to go to full blast which...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 19,002
Views: 2,109,950
Posted By isaac004
New and improved KTM690 WUNDERFEST

Finally installed my Hot Grips heated grip kit. One reason I went this way was the larger diameter, and based on a recommendation from Big Dog this will reduce hand fatigue as it is easier to hold...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19,002
Views: 2,109,950
Posted By isaac004
Not a single melting issue on my 2014's rear turn...

Not a single melting issue on my 2014's rear turn signal, and no reason to think it will become an issue. Stock muffler.
Forum: Europe 09-29-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By isaac004
Thanks everyone for the great tips. The...

Thanks everyone for the great tips. The direction of Andorra may be the one we go for.

Side question: we will carry our gear onto the airplane for the trip over to Spain. This includes helmets,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19,002
Views: 2,109,950
Posted By isaac004
:huh That is odd. I was not expecting the case...

:huh
That is odd. I was not expecting the case to come back to me. Based on my friends positive experience, he had the plastic case shipped to him to get the suspension up to Alex, and then the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-28-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By isaac004
You can find a great Kendon used trailer for...

You can find a great Kendon used trailer for $900-$1300, depending on year. They are rock solid, hold 2 bikes (or 3 dirt bikes...dirt, not DS), and fold/stand up. They retain value well and are...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19,002
Views: 2,109,950
Posted By isaac004
Konflict Suspension Work

Well after a month or so I got my suspension installed back on the bike from Konflict Motorsports. This was a non rush job, and it takes time to receive the empty case from Konflict, ship your...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-28-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 31,547
Views: 2,977,451
Posted By isaac004
They were lucky, he had just bruises and a small...

They were lucky, he had just bruises and a small abrasion on his hand. She had some bruises too. They were walking around immediately and I think even rode it home. But they were both still on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-27-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 31,547
Views: 2,977,451
Posted By isaac004
Yea dude, I was thinking about you two after this...

Yea dude, I was thinking about you two after this happened. Also thought about that mess we had in July 2012 with the head on collision with one of our own, and that lone oncoming rider who passed...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-27-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 31,547
Views: 2,977,451
Posted By isaac004
Well I had a near miss today with some fool....

Well I had a near miss today with some fool. Riding the Angeles Crest, I was entering a regular left hand turn (just a few miles west of Newcombs) when I see an oncoming riders rear wheel step out...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2,247
Views: 319,719
Posted By isaac004
Very clever solution. One thing to keep in mind...

Very clever solution. One thing to keep in mind is that the bolt is now experiencing bending loads, as opposed to shear loads in the original mounting position. This could very well last a long...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2,247
Views: 319,719
Posted By isaac004
Check out here for more info: ...

Check out here for more info:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23920258&postcount=1034
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 647,964
Posted By isaac004
Mine is still working well. Haven't used it yet...

Mine is still working well. Haven't used it yet with a full gallon of gas/Rotopax yet though.
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2,247
Views: 319,719
Posted By isaac004
I run two ADVmonster Model 60's, with the...

I run two ADVmonster Model 60's, with the dimmer/bypass switch. I do this for exactly the legal reason you question. I retain my "crappy" stock OEM light that is DOT legal. I also get to have burn...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-07-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,783
Posted By isaac004
Terrible news but glad to hear you two will be...

Terrible news but glad to hear you two will be able to make a recovery. Wishing both of you a speedy and full recovery.
Forum: Europe 09-02-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By isaac004
Also, will the Pyrenees be too cold and...

Also, will the Pyrenees be too cold and potentially snowy, or is the weather still mild in early October?
Forum: Europe 09-02-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By isaac004
Hmm, those Google Map links are not working for...

Hmm, those Google Map links are not working for some reason.

I should clarify, we will be starting and ending in Barcelona, but for those 4 days I am looking to loop out into the smaller towns and...
Forum: Europe 09-01-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By isaac004
Spain Motorcycle Route Suggestions

Hi, I will be flying into Barcelona in early October and will be renting a motorcycle for 4 days. Each day has a 300km limit before a per km surcharge is added, so I must keep distance in mind. I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19,002
Views: 2,109,950
Posted By isaac004
Don't forget the KTM Rally Replica pegs for the...

Don't forget the KTM Rally Replica pegs for the 690, $150 even.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23935196&postcount=1073
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19,002
Views: 2,109,950
Posted By isaac004
Everyone's million dollar question. From the end...

Everyone's million dollar question. From the end user, because I did not start greasing the rim of the air filter soon enough.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-22-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 31,547
Views: 2,977,451
Posted By isaac004
Welcome to LA Yellow Pig! Seen your posts a lot...

Welcome to LA Yellow Pig! Seen your posts a lot on the 690 thread, and recognized your name when you posted here. Hope to see you on the trails soon!
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 19,002
Views: 2,109,950
Posted By isaac004
Hey, I managed to take a quick sneak peak...photo...

Hey, I managed to take a quick sneak peak...photo is not the best but I hope it helps. I will have more time next week to get a better look if need be. Looks to be a white sensor with no cover,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19,002
Views: 2,109,950
Posted By isaac004
Hmm, I'm a little puzzled on how to get the shock...

Hmm, I'm a little puzzled on how to get the shock out without lifting the tank. My 2014 is a little different, for example the air box must be removed to pivot the tank up (lower tank bolts come...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-22-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2,157
Views: 140,794
Posted By isaac004
Will do! Bottom right of the photo, click...

Will do!

Bottom right of the photo, click the arrow that is pointing down. Then you select the desired size and it downloads.
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19,002
Views: 2,109,950
Posted By isaac004
Had to pull a lot of stuff off to get to the rear...

Had to pull a lot of stuff off to get to the rear shock, but nonetheless it was pretty easy to get the forks and shock pulled. Under 2 hours easily.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-22-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2,157
Views: 140,794
Posted By isaac004
Thanks, but no KTM riding for the next few weeks...

Thanks, but no KTM riding for the next few weeks due to other plans and the fact that all suspension is stripped from my bike for a bit.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-22-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2,157
Views: 140,794
Posted By isaac004
Best Noob "Day Trip" Trail/Ride in So Cal? La Verne/Los Angeles

Not much time to write a RR, but here is a collection of photos from the Big Bear Rode last Sunday 8/17.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/isaac_eos/sets/72157646638078971/
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-20-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2,157
Views: 140,794
Posted By isaac004
I put almost 2500 miles on my MT43 on the WR250R....

I put almost 2500 miles on my MT43 on the WR250R. That included riding LAB2V, then riding the slab from Vegas back to LA. It works just fine, no issues on the pavement. And on the dirt it hooks up...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-19-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2,157
Views: 140,794
Posted By isaac004
I did the modified technique - The Channel Surf. ...

I did the modified technique - The Channel Surf. I weave back and forth a little, like berm to berm, so I don't worry about the channel. A technique I learned from mountain bike racing, going down...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2,247
Views: 319,719
Posted By isaac004
I lowered my rear brake lever quite a bit,...

I lowered my rear brake lever quite a bit, especially after installing the lower pegs. You have to do two things:
1. Adjust that "set screw" bolt, which acts more as a brake lever stop
2. Loosen...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-17-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2,157
Views: 140,794
Posted By isaac004
Joel and I came off The Crest at 9pm. I just got...

Joel and I came off The Crest at 9pm. I just got home 10 minutes ago. 6:15am to 9:15pm and 304 miles, now that is a solid day of riding!

Thanks for leading Matt and Joel, awesome ride!!!
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-16-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2,157
Views: 140,794
Posted By isaac004
Same here, see you guys around 7:30ish at the...

Same here, see you guys around 7:30ish at the Summit Inn.
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 29,841
Posted By isaac004
In! Looks like a great ride. If you are in Los...

In! Looks like a great ride. If you are in Los Angeles, you are more then welcome to stop by, borrow the garage/tools, etc.
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 31,670
Posted By isaac004
I don;t have a good photo, but I use a 1" webbing...

I don;t have a good photo, but I use a 1" webbing with cam lock buckle to go around the bag from top to bottom, securing it against the rack. Then I use a 1" Rok strap around the bag, front to back,...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 31,670
Posted By isaac004
I run mine on my 2015 690 with RR racks, and it...

I run mine on my 2015 690 with RR racks, and it does not. The rear most strap is on the back few inches of the seat. I did a lot of research to ensure I would never cover the gas cap on this bike...
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