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Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21,214
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Posted By canadius_maximus
Thanks for the tips gents. dl

Thanks for the tips gents.

dl
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21,214
Views: 2,530,410
Posted By canadius_maximus
10mm valve shim kits?

So almost every vendor is out of the Hot Cams 10mm OD kit ... many (incl KTM Twins) only have the 8.9mm OD kit ... why would that be? I've only found one vendor (Rocky Mountain) that has the 10mm...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21,214
Views: 2,530,410
Posted By canadius_maximus
Thanks Sprouty, JJ, SDD, and J and all others. ...

Thanks Sprouty, JJ, SDD, and J and all others.

Have a couple of nice riding days here - going to use those up and do this project next week, after I've ordered the gasket, new oil...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21,214
Views: 2,530,410
Posted By canadius_maximus
:face palm.... valve cover gasket is what I...

:face palm....

valve cover gasket is what I meant.

Thanks.

CM
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21,214
Views: 2,530,410
Posted By canadius_maximus
Just passed 10K (km) ... valve check time

Since I bought it used at 8K km, this is my first valve check.

Normally on my sportbikes, I'd have the dealership do this, but I am going to do this one on my own. I've got ample tutorials...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-18-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 796
Views: 111,066
Posted By canadius_maximus
2 European Ladies ...

My friend's Aprilia, and my KTM

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j187/delta_lima/KTM%20690/IMG_3160_zpsegjszicg.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4,663
Views: 1,585,731
Posted By canadius_maximus
Went for a quick ride after work (road ride,...

Went for a quick ride after work (road ride, albeit, since my buddy was on a sport bike).

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j187/delta_lima/KTM%20690/IMG_3161_zpswzxtpgoe.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4,663
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Posted By canadius_maximus
Looks like Nor Cal (Northern California) to me -...

Looks like Nor Cal (Northern California) to me - that's where the Mendocino National Forest is located.

cm
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By canadius_maximus
Yes. Under your "My pictures"...

Yes.


Under your "My pictures" general photo library, create a new folder. Call it something unique - Advrider pics or something. Then browse on which pictures you want to use - right...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4,663
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Posted By canadius_maximus
For more ideas on 690-specific...

For more ideas on 690-specific luggage/rackage/gascannage - this thread is for you ...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=365169 (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=365169)
...
Forum: Racing 01-27-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 49,318
Posted By canadius_maximus
+ 1. Mine's (IPhone 5C) in a Lifeproof...

+ 1.

Mine's (IPhone 5C) in a Lifeproof case. Commuting in very heavy west coast (Vancouver) rain, no issues.

If I understand the touchscreen interface on smartphones correctly, it's...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 18,340
Posted By canadius_maximus
Impressed!

I currently run a 2009 Hornet, and am disappointed it never fit quite right (fit slightly better than the XD, and was loathe to trust my melon to a cheap $ non Snell/non ECE lid) so it wasn't so much...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-19-2014, 03:29 PM
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Posted By canadius_maximus
Nicely - and functionally "adventurized" :clap ...

Nicely - and functionally "adventurized" :clap

cm
Forum: Racing 12-11-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 49,318
Posted By canadius_maximus
iPad ...

Looking around at used iPad Minis ... and am assuming I'll need one with data (4G), correct?

Looking to make a low cost entry ...

cheers,

cm
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 50,986
Posted By canadius_maximus
Been travelling and missed some of the recent...

Been travelling and missed some of the recent updates.

Glad you're home - at least to the extent that your recovery is underway. Living in a rainy region, I can appreciate the dismal wetness...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21,214
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Posted By canadius_maximus
Rim Locks

Yes ... as always, late to this party also ...

Have never used rim locks on either this or my previous DS bike, but figure it can't but help off road. So, with Christmas not far away, and getting...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21,214
Views: 2,530,410
Posted By canadius_maximus
Interesting - I didn't know that could be...

Interesting - I didn't know that could be adjusted ... time to dig out the orange and black mini suitcase and get the manual out ...

thanks!

cm
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21,214
Views: 2,530,410
Posted By canadius_maximus
Speedo/Odometer error

Hello!

So, having gotten the RalllyBlitz App (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=936183)


And also having my Garmin C60 on for some time, I finally took note of how they compared to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 901
Views: 248,399
Posted By canadius_maximus
Thanks Andy - some good ideas there. And agreed,...

Thanks Andy - some good ideas there. And agreed, a very clean, tight setup. Maybe a bit too tight on the radio's power cord, though ... :lol3

Thanks for posting. Having some ideas will speed...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 901
Views: 248,399
Posted By canadius_maximus
Thanks Carlos - I had emailed him about that very...

Thanks Carlos - I had emailed him about that very option, but (uncharacteristically for him) I've not heard back yet. Maybe busy with the Dakar LC-450 project ... don't know.

I accept that...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 09:54 AM
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Views: 248,399
Posted By canadius_maximus
cockpit upgrade

So to set the stage, my setup started as an EVO 1 tanks + EVO 1 Adventure fairing, and have since upgraded the tanks, but kept the EVO1 fairing.

Looks thus:
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4,663
Views: 1,585,731
Posted By canadius_maximus
Remembrance Day 2014

Great pics Slide.

From what I can infer from your garage, you appear to have had a pretty rewarding career in the USMC. Well done. For my part, I had numerous opportunities to work with Marines on...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 50,986
Posted By canadius_maximus
Nooooo .... :eek1 I'm so sorry to hear...

Nooooo .... :eek1

I'm so sorry to hear that Nick ... :cry

Heal up - let us know how you get on.

cheers,

CM
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 50,986
Posted By canadius_maximus
Glad you're ok, Nick. Travel safe! ...

Glad you're ok, Nick.

Travel safe!

CM
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2,075
Views: 435,972
Posted By canadius_maximus
Great pics - thanks for posting them here! ...

Great pics - thanks for posting them here!

Well done RR ...

cm
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 02:47 PM
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Posted By canadius_maximus
Great pic!!! It's great when they greet...

Great pic!!!

It's great when they greet you after the ride, too!

...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21,214
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Posted By canadius_maximus
The full graphic kits? Yes, too rich for my blood...

The full graphic kits? Yes, too rich for my blood I'm afraid. And the styling was a bit too busy for my taste.

As to the tank-only unmarked graphics kits, I dont' see where on the RR site they...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21,214
Views: 2,530,410
Posted By canadius_maximus
Separate from the "graphics" kits that were...

Separate from the "graphics" kits that were referenced, what I think visualizerent has on there is RR's included/stock unpainted tank decal. I got a set with my orange EVO 2 tanks - and if you don't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,829
Posted By canadius_maximus
Unless you have tons of space, I agree it's...

Unless you have tons of space, I agree it's probably overkill.

I use one of these:
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2,075
Views: 435,972
Posted By canadius_maximus
Indeed. Not to be too p(r)iggish about it, but...

Indeed. Not to be too p(r)iggish about it, but it's a bit of an affront to the building of this community's members' esprit-de-corps to not post Bacon's updates here. Not that I'm against him getting...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,536
Posted By canadius_maximus
Now that you've spelled out your parameters a bit...

Now that you've spelled out your parameters a bit more, it's easier to see what you're after. My gut tells me you'd be happier with the lighter weight / off-road worthiness tradeoff you'd get by...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 05:12 PM
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Posted By canadius_maximus
Happy B-day, Lee. :clap Nice bike, nicer...

Happy B-day, Lee. :clap

Nice bike, nicer plane! But I'm a plane freak ... :rofl

cm
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4,663
Views: 1,585,731
Posted By canadius_maximus
Decent price, almost no miles, lots of good value...

Decent price, almost no miles, lots of good value mods - I think that owner has babied it, and if with shipping you can get it for 8K, you're doing pretty good.

What else to do with it? Depends on...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21,214
Views: 2,530,410
Posted By canadius_maximus
Huh, Not familiar with the AS unit, but...

Huh,

Not familiar with the AS unit, but the Touratech unit has that rubber bumper. That said, I've heard of some of them failing in similar places too - so while the bumper may help on the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,536
Posted By canadius_maximus
Oh but you are ... your sig says so! :deal :lol3 ...

Oh but you are ... your sig says so! :deal :lol3

Nice to bump into you again WW, hope you're having a good fall, and you've made some good points to the OP. A DR, with a small fairing, could do...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21,214
Views: 2,530,410
Posted By canadius_maximus
So Nick, what you're basically saying, is that...

So Nick, what you're basically saying, is that you're loaded up on crack! :lol3

Joking aside - have you posted/checked/searched on the "690 luggage" thread? ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,536
Posted By canadius_maximus
Hello WK, I faced a similar dilemma, wanting...

Hello WK,

I faced a similar dilemma, wanting that similar "light enough dirtworthy bike that's still good for long distances" conundrum - and in the end, I did choose the 690 Enduro R.

So,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 50,986
Posted By canadius_maximus
With an oil named with the word "Puto", given...

With an oil named with the word "Puto", given we're talking Latin America, best keep an open mind ... :lol3

Awesome pics and report Nick - glad you're enjoying yourself! :freaky

cm
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 18,817
Posted By canadius_maximus
I should add - that since it's now a primarily an...

I should add - that since it's now a primarily an EVO 2 setup, I'd recommend either noting that in the title of the build, or at least including a more updated photo.

No biggie, it's just...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 18,817
Posted By canadius_maximus
Thanks Cristian. I'm flattered you'd ask, since...

Thanks Cristian. I'm flattered you'd ask, since I'm sure there are nicer / smarter builds out there than mine. I'm fine with it posted on your site.

CM
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