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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-20-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,499
Posted By Motobrandt
Dan! It was great meeting and riding with...

Dan!

It was great meeting and riding with you the other day. I was the guy on the other big KTM. Thanks for helping dig out the center stand and get the thing turned around on my failed hill...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By Motobrandt
Thanks man that helps! Yeah my experience...

Thanks man that helps!

Yeah my experience was ok but I din't really dig the whole mega mall vibe thing... ick.

Would you mind letting me know what you paid? PM is fine if you don't want to post...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By Motobrandt
I'm shopping KTM 500exc LA Area. Dealers?

I'm pretty new to the LA area. I live in Pasadena and work in LA proper. I commute on my little 1190 Adventure R every day. I bought that thing at Bert's Mega Mall because it was a good price and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-18-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,064
Posted By Motobrandt
That was super fun! My bike did take a little...

That was super fun! My bike did take a little dirt nap trying to climb a sandy hill. It was hot hot but well worth it. Till next time.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-04-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,579
Posted By Motobrandt
Great Ride Sinuhe! Thanks for including me....

Great Ride Sinuhe!

Thanks for including me. I have been missing the offroad adventures. :ricky

http://motobrandt.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/DecemberRide/i-M377jD9/0/XL/IMG_0278-XL.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 99,219
Posted By Motobrandt
Ahhhhhh It's ride reports like this that...

Ahhhhhh

It's ride reports like this that make Advrider such a special place. I can't wait to read more as you conquer the inevitable challenges that make up these kinds of adventures.

Making...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By Motobrandt
Many many parts swap over. But you'd have more...

Many many parts swap over. But you'd have more luck in the Thumpers forum.

Orange Crush is for the big twins. :evil

Welcome to the Asylum. :deal
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-24-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,471
Posted By Motobrandt
Ahhh c'mon! At least show us the pile of parts...

Ahhh c'mon! At least show us the pile of parts accumulating. :rofl

You tease!





*subscribed* :deal
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-21-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 251,353
Posted By Motobrandt
Fabulous stuff! I just watched it 3 times. I...

Fabulous stuff! I just watched it 3 times. I didn't spot an LC8 but still...

What's the name of that downhill spot? Collarbone? :evil
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-19-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,009
Posted By Motobrandt
Speaking of which. Anyone want to sell their...

Speaking of which. Anyone want to sell their pegs??? :deal
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-15-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,810
Posted By Motobrandt
How often do you ride and how long do you ride...

How often do you ride and how long do you ride when you do?

Riding all day on any "adventure" motorcycle or dual sport is going to put your back, butt and upper leg muscles and tendons in stress...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2009, 12:24 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 19,677
Posted By Motobrandt
Oh man! I can't stop laughing! I love it...

Oh man! I can't stop laughing!

I love it though thanks for sharing. It reminds me a bit of my own "adventure" starting about here. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=247860&page=9
...
Forum: Racing 01-24-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,308
Posted By Motobrandt
Yay! :clap Another Northwest rally to try...

Yay! :clap

Another Northwest rally to try and make! I wanted to do the Mt. Hood last year but it hadn't even been a year since my 3rd lower back surgery. ouch! :baldy

I'm a race virgin but I'm...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 52,385
Posted By Motobrandt
Nate, PM Sent. Damn hamsters still on...

Nate, PM Sent.

Damn hamsters still on strike....

Avatar me in the meantime. I can't believe how much this Dakar has affected me. I think that I really really like that it's in South America.
...
Forum: Racing 01-09-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 52,335
Posted By Motobrandt
Just found this thread. WOOOHOOO!!! :clap...

Just found this thread.

WOOOHOOO!!! :clap :clap :clap :clap

GO DAD!!!

:freaky
Forum: Racing 01-07-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 346,509
Posted By Motobrandt
Eastern Wa is being represented! w00t! I'm...

Eastern Wa is being represented! w00t!

I'm going to get treatment so I can be on it tomorrow morning...

Ice your F5 finger boys!
Forum: Racing 01-06-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 52,385
Posted By Motobrandt
The coverage for Jonah and Rally Pan Am sucks for...

The coverage for Jonah and Rally Pan Am sucks for business and sponsors but if he keeps riding like a devil they'll all get theirs in the end. errr... I mean when it's finished. :evil

Keep it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 21,138
Posted By Motobrandt
Ahgggggg.... Went for a "healthy" mud and root...

Ahgggggg.... Went for a "healthy" mud and root filled ride yesterday :evil and now my tank moves... :huh

If I lift on the handles on the back I can feel it move a good 1/4" like others describe...
Forum: Racing 07-31-2008, 09:29 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 15,858
Posted By Motobrandt
Good luck all and have fun! I'm jealous of...

Good luck all and have fun!

I'm jealous of these events over in the east. I'm no racer but I really really want to do a rallymoto event. Mt Hood in October? hmmm

Must have pics! :deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 21,138
Posted By Motobrandt
I'm still a bit unclear about this "wiggle". Or...

I'm still a bit unclear about this "wiggle". Or maybe it's just that mine doesn't wiggle and I'm just getting the internet paranoia. hehe

Do you have to pull the side panels off?

If I pull on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2008, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 289,602
Posted By Motobrandt
Amen Woody! :clap

Amen Woody! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2008, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 681,470
Posted By Motobrandt
Hey Loren, Thanks for the pics looks great...

Hey Loren,

Thanks for the pics looks great and nice fuel reserve :deal

When you get a chance could you drop a tape measure across the panniers mounted on the bike for overall width? I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,145
Posted By Motobrandt
I remember the dealer I bought my bike from...

I remember the dealer I bought my bike from Motosports in Boise, ID saying that he was a friend or knew someone at kouba link and that they were already working on a lowering link.

PM Idahojoe...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 34,713
Posted By Motobrandt
:deal I actually did that before even starting to...

:deal I actually did that before even starting to work on it.

He's a class act. I don't care what you guys say about him. :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2008, 10:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 34,713
Posted By Motobrandt
KTM LC4 (690) Thread Index

REVISION DATE: July , 24th 2008

I'm going to attempt to copy Meatpop's idear for an index relative to the KTM 690. I suppose for now we can keep all 690 info indexed here.

Because Meat did such...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 855
Posted By Motobrandt
Yeah that's sounds exactly like what's going on....

Yeah that's sounds exactly like what's going on. I'm gonna go put my battery on the tender and see if it helps.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 855
Posted By Motobrandt
KTM 690E Strange sound at startup.

Almost every time I press the start button there's a tight choking sound like something in the starter isn't happy or like the battery is almost dead. But then it starts every time so far. I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 681,470
Posted By Motobrandt
Hey Dirtbagz, :lol3 We need some nice...

Hey Dirtbagz, :lol3

We need some nice dirtbagz for these here scooters (KTM690 Enduro). The mounting points are there. If you build it we will buy. :deal

Thanks in advance!

Oh yeah send it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2008, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 681,470
Posted By Motobrandt
Bring it on! Anyone running any Ortlieb or...

Bring it on!

Anyone running any Ortlieb or Wolfman bags off the back? I suppose you'd have to still use some sort of rack to keep them off the nuclear reactor.

Need Dirtbagz... :deal
Forum: Face plant 07-19-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 25,176
Posted By Motobrandt
Wow sometimes these threads really grab you. This...

Wow sometimes these threads really grab you. This one did me.

I read everyone's words in this thread then I just had to read more so I read through his posts. He truly was a quality man. So sad. ...
Forum: Vendors 07-16-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 131,399
Posted By Motobrandt
OUCH!!! I would have paid more to get mine during...

OUCH!!! I would have paid more to get mine during the summer.
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2008, 12:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,575
Posted By Motobrandt
You guys are cracking me up. Nice detective work....

You guys are cracking me up. Nice detective work. I paid extra because I was told they were classics and not available anymore.
:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2008, 10:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,417
Posted By Motobrandt
Strike that. Reverse it. There are already...

Strike that. Reverse it.

There are already tons of threads on this exact topic. But anyone that says the adventure is better off road is just buying the marketing.

More protected for when you...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2008, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,180,362
Posted By Motobrandt
It's in the index but look here. ...

It's in the index but look here.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=355731

I can still cruise fine at 70MPH with the 14/49 combo.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,180,362
Posted By Motobrandt
Yeah it's the 49t and it's preeeety good with the...

Yeah it's the 49t and it's preeeety good with the 14. For single track I'd prefer the 13t on the front I'd wager but I suppose "dual sport" is all about compromise. :deal

I'm like a lot.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2008, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,575
Posted By Motobrandt
Hmm that picture might be a bit deceiving. The...

Hmm that picture might be a bit deceiving. The tire does look the same all the way around. But I'm starting to think there's no way that I can run this thing without something in that rim lock hole....
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,575
Posted By Motobrandt
Cool! That's what I was hoping. I have read in my...

Cool! That's what I was hoping. I have read in my searching around that the bead on these tires is pretty burly so I was sorta hoping that's what it was.

About the hole for the rim lock. Do you...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,575
Posted By Motobrandt
WTF? Strange bead on Michelin Baja? Rim lock on front?

I got some fancy new wheels for my X-Challenge from Woody's last week. See?

http://motobrandt.smugmug.com/photos/325473223_6GwAu-M.jpg

Yesterday afternoon I went to a rim lock from the local...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By Motobrandt
No reason to go that route mate. Just pull the...

No reason to go that route mate. Just pull the legs out and send them to the man.

http://www.superplushsuspension.com/

Thank me later. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2008, 07:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,362
Posted By Motobrandt
Oh man! that is great! It's funny how well the...

Oh man! that is great! It's funny how well the stock rims and other greyish metals on the bike fit with it. :clap :clap
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