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Forum: Thumpers Today, 09:03 AM
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Posted By DesertRatliff
It was geared 13/48. The 606 is heavy,...

It was geared 13/48.

The 606 is heavy, but didn't feel the need to try other tires. I sold the bike when I started dreaming of tearing into a perfectly good motor to go big bore, all before...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 08:18 AM
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Views: 480,607
Posted By DesertRatliff
Do live and ride at 8865ft/2702m above sea level...

Do live and ride at 8865ft/2702m above sea level and frequently ride up to 3700m? Come ride your WRR in the San Juans and tell me, even after extensive mods, it's not a little short on power.
Forum: Thumpers Today, 06:02 AM
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Posted By DesertRatliff
$2500+ in mods and my WRR can't even touch the...

$2500+ in mods and my WRR can't even touch the bike my relatively stock 690 R is. I built this WRR based on the wisdom of the internet: "The WRR is the best dual sport ever made. If modded properly,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 06:59 AM
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Views: 480,607
Posted By DesertRatliff
Ahhh.... Kyns once again obscures the truth. ...

Ahhh.... Kyns once again obscures the truth.

Is the reindeer meat going bad or is it too much Aquavit and heat from the saunas that's going to your brain, Kyns?
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2,146
Views: 293,403
Posted By DesertRatliff
Awesome info! That's just what I was looking to...

Awesome info! That's just what I was looking to run and the ease of swapping between the two is icing on the cake. Is a 112 link chain what is needed for this combo?
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10,345
Views: 480,607
Posted By DesertRatliff
Great video RF! I've been meaning to ride Buena...

Great video RF! I've been meaning to ride Buena Vista for a while now and that looks like some of my favorite type of riding-fast, flow-ee ATV track. Also curious about the desert riding around ABQ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By DesertRatliff
Even if it's not for me, I'm glad someone's...

Even if it's not for me, I'm glad someone's mixing up the "adventure" bike market. The world, or at least the US, has enough 500+ pound Gravel Goldwings.
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,458
Posted By DesertRatliff
That's great info. I'm always curious about the...

That's great info. I'm always curious about the dependability of the 690 on adventures like this one as I'm building up a 2010. In due course, please let us know how your spares list will evolve.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3,797
Views: 1,745,264
Posted By DesertRatliff
Anyone who reads your letter and thinks you were...

Anyone who reads your letter and thinks you were trying to define the word "Adventure" and not shine light on a gap in the market segment is a self-absorbed cock hole.
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3,797
Views: 1,745,264
Posted By DesertRatliff
+1 And a wide ratio 6 speed trans.

+1

And a wide ratio 6 speed trans.
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,458
Posted By DesertRatliff
Coolest regret/quibble I've ever heard.

Coolest regret/quibble I've ever heard.
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,698
Posted By DesertRatliff
:lurkGreat stuff. I'm in!

:lurkGreat stuff. I'm in!
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10,345
Views: 480,607
Posted By DesertRatliff
Since I've been singing it's praises here, you...

Since I've been singing it's praises here, you know I replaced my WRR (and KLR) with a 690. I don't miss the KLR and only miss the WRR when riding tech-ie single track. I feel I don't need too much...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 10:05 AM
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Views: 480,607
Posted By DesertRatliff
+1:ear

+1:ear
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,458
Posted By DesertRatliff
Ahhhhhhh! Thank you! Was starting to go into...

Ahhhhhhh! Thank you! Was starting to go into withdrawals. And the best report yet to boot, IMO. Great photos, great scenery and that church in the middle of nowhere. Amazing. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,458
Posted By DesertRatliff
No day 8 ride report for day 8? :ddog I'm...

No day 8 ride report for day 8? :ddog

I'm keeping track. You've got a responsibility here!! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10,345
Views: 480,607
Posted By DesertRatliff
That is bad ass!

That is bad ass!
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 05:43 AM
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Views: 480,607
Posted By DesertRatliff
Nice bike. I'm sure it does feel light when...

Nice bike. I'm sure it does feel light when you're splitting lanes in SoCal. Now...show us all of the pics of you taking that feather-weight to the dirt.
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10,345
Views: 480,607
Posted By DesertRatliff
You're more of a man than me, TNC. My fully...

You're more of a man than me, TNC. My fully loaded KLR always got a little sleepy in the soft stuff. Playing it cautious (like I did here) never works, but "When in doubt, throttle out" often ended...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,458
Posted By DesertRatliff
Awesome! The day is here. I've been waiting for...

Awesome! The day is here. I've been waiting for September 1st to hear about your trip. Does this mean this report with take 3 months to finish too?
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10,345
Views: 480,607
Posted By DesertRatliff
Well look at us all getting along...

Well look at us all getting along...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,864
Posted By DesertRatliff
Cool video of a great trip. Thanks! :ricky

Cool video of a great trip. Thanks! :ricky
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 05:07 PM
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Views: 480,607
Posted By DesertRatliff
:roflThat cracked me up. Kokanee, Tim...

:roflThat cracked me up.

Kokanee, Tim Hortons, hockey night, Mike Myers, BC skiing and the Kid's in the Hall...You maple syrup goozling Canucks are pretty alright in my book.
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 10:46 AM
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Views: 480,607
Posted By DesertRatliff
Surprised I'm even dignifying this with a...

Surprised I'm even dignifying this with a response, but there's just something magical about this thread. Maybe it's the fairy dust. Or the fact that you all make me laugh AND learn (from time to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 06:40 AM
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Views: 480,607
Posted By DesertRatliff
Apparently Eddie rides this: (with a good motto...

Apparently Eddie rides this: (with a good motto for the dependability of any bike)

http://denslair.zxq.net/img/Maiden/iron-maiden-eddie-on-a-motorcycle-011.jpg

and this is the dozenth pic that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10,345
Views: 480,607
Posted By DesertRatliff
I'm pretty sure the Beast of Revelation does not...

I'm pretty sure the Beast of Revelation does not ride a WR250R.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_H-6jQMOSUVY/S-IkTk4VWhI/AAAAAAAAAac/PCjkFpNM0jY/s1600/motosinsanas20.jpg

is all um sayin'
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 05:55 AM
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Views: 480,607
Posted By DesertRatliff
Now you've finally crossed the line.

Now you've finally crossed the line.
Forum: Australia 08-29-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 42,892
Posted By DesertRatliff
Congrats to you Scott. And a well deserved stubby...

Congrats to you Scott. And a well deserved stubby to celebrate:clap
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10,345
Views: 480,607
Posted By DesertRatliff
Looked long and hard at that bike. A big part of...

Looked long and hard at that bike. A big part of my fun is doing 2-3K mile trips across the West once a year or so. I'm mechanically inclined and not scared of field repairs that often come along,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10,345
Views: 480,607
Posted By DesertRatliff
If Yamaha would just build a WR450R variant,...

If Yamaha would just build a WR450R variant, there wouldn't be anything for me to discuss except the asking price of my current stable.

It's been said a million times

-300ish pounds (or less)...
Forum: Australia 08-29-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 42,892
Posted By DesertRatliff
I forgot men like him needed sleep! Thanks for...

I forgot men like him needed sleep! Thanks for the update.
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10,345
Views: 480,607
Posted By DesertRatliff
Yeah. Um...yeah. :rofl Hit your head there...

Yeah. Um...yeah. :rofl

Hit your head there much, champ, or were you sniffing 2t out of someone else's tank.
Forum: Australia 08-29-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 42,892
Posted By DesertRatliff
Any updates? Looks like the SPOT has stopped...

Any updates? Looks like the SPOT has stopped again.
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10,345
Views: 480,607
Posted By DesertRatliff
Um...well....ok. Are you his girlfriend? ...

Um...well....ok. Are you his girlfriend?

The only thing that got me excited about my WRR was seeing it roll off with 99% of my asking price in hand.

All of my machines are impeccably...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10,345
Views: 480,607
Posted By DesertRatliff
That's a hell of feat on any dirt bike, Krabill....

That's a hell of feat on any dirt bike, Krabill. :bow

My wrist got sore on my WRR from fighting the throttle stop all day (no joke).
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10,345
Views: 480,607
Posted By DesertRatliff
560 miles of slab in 9 hours and change on a WRR?...

560 miles of slab in 9 hours and change on a WRR? C'mon. Something would be numb.
Forum: Australia 08-29-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 42,892
Posted By DesertRatliff
Less than 500 km's now. Go Scott go!! Wish...

Less than 500 km's now. Go Scott go!!

Wish I could attend the BBQ, but my ride across the Pacific is a little wetter than I care for.

Cheers! :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10,345
Views: 480,607
Posted By DesertRatliff
It'd be a pleasure to talk with this gent about...

It'd be a pleasure to talk with this gent about 690 reliability, but he's currently flying across the Australian desert in what, so far, has amounted to a world record run across the continent. Now...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10,345
Views: 480,607
Posted By DesertRatliff
Have you ever ridden a 690? Or do you just...

Have you ever ridden a 690? Or do you just believe everything you read on the internet?

Apparently the WRR faithful ride them because they are appliances. My toaster oven has never let me down,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10,345
Views: 480,607
Posted By DesertRatliff
I don't and will never own an 1190. Or a 990. Or...

I don't and will never own an 1190. Or a 990. Or a 950 or a 1200GSA or 800GSA or anything else that's bloated, heavy and over-priced.

I gotta admit, though, that my mind does wander to the Super...
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