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Forum: Trials Yesterday, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
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: 80
Views: 5,577
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: 16
Views: 1,024
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: 596
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: 1,911
Views: 243,423
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: 977
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: 2,533
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: 2,533
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: 80
Views: 5,577
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...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,477
Posted By DrKayak
Yep, I totally agree. I have trashed tons for...

Yep, I totally agree. I have trashed tons for GoPro video because the camera was pointed down too much.

I have had the best luck with the more square 4:3 ratio. This is 920p in the older camera...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,317
Posted By DrKayak
Those links don't mean crap... it just proves KTM...

Those links don't mean crap... it just proves KTM uses the same base web pages for US and Europe...

Notice how the "free ride" tab is missing across the top? Those links are to pages that are not...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By DrKayak
Better get a plated bike if you want to explore....

Better get a plated bike if you want to explore. OHV areas are very limiting. I know the location and best line on every hard spot on every OHV trail within 50 miles of you and I have only been...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,021
Posted By DrKayak
Right bike for the right ride........

The 690 is a 50/50 dual sport. On the right ride it's better than the Tiger or WRR.

No doubt on some trails the WRR will be way more fun than a 690.

On open roads the 690 will run out of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,222
Posted By DrKayak
Mine does too. I been meaning to ask about it but...

Mine does too. I been meaning to ask about it but decided to not care and just ride it. I used to stress valve noises on my 450 too but it has gotten quieter with age.
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By DrKayak
That's why I have a FZ1 for commuting... I...

That's why I have a FZ1 for commuting... I started commuting on a Supermoto and wore out the engine in one year, not to mention tire life.

High performance dirt bikes are very high maintenance......
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By DrKayak
Go for it ! http://youtu.be/tjUgoVWU7RU

Go for it !

http://youtu.be/tjUgoVWU7RU
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-04-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 92,974
Posted By DrKayak
Don't expect the government to behave logically....

Don't expect the government to behave logically. The below bridge is slated to be replaced to the tune of $1.4 million... and it goes nowhere. Just provides access to a few more miles of river..
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,842
Posted By DrKayak
http://i.imgur.com/YiiK3.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/YiiK3.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,477
Posted By DrKayak
I don't like the helmet in the video. Hard not to...

I don't like the helmet in the video. Hard not to get the helmet with side mount. I run mine on the visor of my helmet so it is far enough forward that the helmet is not in the video.

Best? I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By DrKayak
New supper slippery oil for better fuel economy....

New supper slippery oil for better fuel economy. It usually comes in thinner weights like 5w30.. I think it has a "HF" rating on the label.

Any other car oil will work fine in a motorcycle. I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By DrKayak
A 12v bulb on a 6v system will be half as bright...

A 12v bulb on a 6v system will be half as bright as it should be. I would bet you could find a 6v bulb that fits in the standard 12v socket, Also look on Ebay for XL250 parts I found what ever I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By DrKayak
2011 has the tighter turning radius fix.. that...

2011 has the tighter turning radius fix.. that was the big gain over an 09-10.

In 2012 they went to a 690cc and the 12 is lower.

the 2011 is tall but I like it. It's great for getting over...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By DrKayak
I don't there are ANY major issues to watch out...

I don't there are ANY major issues to watch out for on a 690. Like any bike the newer ones are more desirable. KTMs fuel injection maps get better on the newer bikes. I think the 2011 is a great...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 29,096
Posted By DrKayak
Anyone have a picture of the KTM 690e windscreen...

Anyone have a picture of the KTM 690e windscreen on 2009-2011?

Concerned about fit with the cables to the front wheel routing up the front of the number plate.

thanks
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By DrKayak
CONTI TRAIL ATTACK 2.. no need to go to 17" you...

CONTI TRAIL ATTACK 2.. no need to go to 17" you can drag the pegs with a 21" front with these.

90% ON-ROAD/ 10% OFF-ROAD - RADIAL DUAL SPORT RADIAL TIRES
MEETS THE DEMANDS OF HIGH PERFORMANCE...
Forum: Trials 05-01-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By DrKayak
I have an extra pair of S3 Hard Rock steel pegs....

I have an extra pair of S3 Hard Rock steel pegs. New in the package. I ran them on My Beta Techno.. so much better than the stock pegs. This extra pair I bought for a Rev3 than I sold.

My Evo came...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 821
Posted By DrKayak
Yep, I was shocked it came from Japan when I...

Yep, I was shocked it came from Japan when I ordered. Kind of got the feeling the web site hid that info as to not scare off US buyers. Still, my parts came relatively quickly considering it was...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 127,713
Posted By DrKayak
Why disable the O2? The default for that map is...

Why disable the O2? The default for that map is O2 enabled. I'm running basically the same setup with no issues at all. Only stalls off road when I'm in second and think I'm in first (user error).....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-21-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 92,974
Posted By DrKayak
Yep, ask Focallength about getting stuck on Trail...

Yep, ask Focallength about getting stuck on Trail 6. :eek1

I know one rider that can take a 650L down 6 and make it look easy.

It's not your average Dual Sport ride.
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,607
Posted By DrKayak
Been there too. I had 2 sets of wheels for my 950...

Been there too. I had 2 sets of wheels for my 950 and thousands in upgrades... chickened out twice on selling it. After only putting a few hundred miles on it last year I finally let it go.. only...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,607
Posted By DrKayak
I sold my 950 Adventure a few months ago and got...

I sold my 950 Adventure a few months ago and got a 690. The 950 had been just sitting for 2 years. I always chose a different bike when I wanted to ride. My FZ1 was so much more fun on the street and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3,871
Views: 1,224,701
Posted By DrKayak
http://i.imgur.com/6nVua8e.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/6nVua8e.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,028
Posted By DrKayak
You could say remapping is the whole point in...

You could say remapping is the whole point in replacing the stock exhaust. Remapping will correct the lean condition for a cooler running engine and a longer engine life. Restore the bike to KTMs...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By DrKayak
I run the Flatlands racing skid plate. Great...

I run the Flatlands racing skid plate. Great protection but a bit of a pain to get off for oil changes. I run a cut down seat like that too for hard technical terrain where getting a foot down may be...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 243,423
Posted By DrKayak
The issue I had was due to the rim of the Uni...

The issue I had was due to the rim of the Uni filter being too thick. You can't the air box lid on, the tabs at the front will not go into the slots. I fought with it for an hour before deciding to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By DrKayak
The 690 comes with buddy pegs, they just are not...

The 690 comes with buddy pegs, they just are not always installed.

It does OK 2-up as long as the riders are not heavy weights.. Just like any 650 class bike - it will haul 2 people but you will...
Forum: Trials 04-02-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 20,072
Posted By DrKayak
That's what I thought too.. I read a prefect...

That's what I thought too.. I read a prefect description of another Beta do the same on Trials Central.

I still might try a 50 PJ.. when in doubt add more fuel :evil
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 127,713
Posted By DrKayak
I just disabled it as step one while I was...

I just disabled it as step one while I was loading the new EP map. Will remove it later. I figured it would quit doing it's air injection deal if it was disabled. Not, that I would know for sure..
Forum: Trials 04-01-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 20,072
Posted By DrKayak
Thanks, My "over heating" appeared as sudden...

Thanks,

My "over heating" appeared as sudden increase in smoke and loss of power. Climbing under light throttle on a long non-technical climb.. like 2,000 feet of altitude gain.

Each time I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 127,713
Posted By DrKayak
Loaded AMa's EP map this weekend. Replaced the...

Loaded AMa's EP map this weekend. Replaced the stock Evo1 "soft" EP with AMa's. I left the stock EP maps in the standard and performance positions...

Did a test ride... Have to say I like it a...
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