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Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By LaPorte
It was weird, the oil from the drain plug and the...

It was weird, the oil from the drain plug and the oil screen next to the drain plug were dark as it should be. When I removed the second oil screen the oil in the screen was clear like it was just...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By LaPorte
2014 KTM 690 oil screens

History
I have a 2014 690 endure. The bike has about 1,300 miles on it. I bought it new. I am doing its second oil change. The first oil change was at 600 miles. Changed oil, filters and cleaned...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-18-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,205
Posted By LaPorte
Just look at what happen to Clear Creek. Managed...

Just look at what happen to Clear Creek. Managed by the BLM out of the Hollister California Field Office, by a guy named Rick Cooper. It was closed in 2008. The BLM went in and even took back roads...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 147,281
Posted By LaPorte
Did the Lost Coast

Just got back from a Lost Coast Ride. Went up Thursday, rode Friday and Saturday. The weather was fantastic, Blue Sky and warm. It has been raining up north and it rained on Thursday night. But wow,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-24-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,121
Posted By LaPorte
We postponed our LC ride plan for the 24th 25th...

We postponed our LC ride plan for the 24th 25th due to rain. Rather wait for better weather.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-07-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,121
Posted By LaPorte
Hey Bike Guy I sent a PM did you get it? ...

Hey Bike Guy
I sent a PM did you get it?

Tony
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-06-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,121
Posted By LaPorte
Thanks TZ for the Info. That's what I was afraid...

Thanks TZ for the Info. That's what I was afraid of. I did a ride up there a few years back and went to the sheriffs office in Garberville to ask about riding on some particular roads and I was told...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-05-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,121
Posted By LaPorte
Lost Coast Road Information

I am planning a Lost Coast ride in a few weeks, been there a number of times, but want to try a new 20+ mile section. We are starting in Garberville heading west on Briceland Rd. At. 20.8 miles from...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-30-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 147,281
Posted By LaPorte
+1 I had a TE610 and loved it, also had a XR...

+1

I had a TE610 and loved it, also had a XR 400's, good bike. You need to learn the starting drill. I got talked into turned it into an electric start. Took parts from a Honda 400 quad (not...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-20-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 147,281
Posted By LaPorte
[QUOTE=StuInFH;25110719] I plan to be up there...

[QUOTE=StuInFH;25110719] I plan to be up there that same weekend of 10/4-6. Arrive in Fort Bragg Saturday evening and head home Monday afternoon.

Not able to due that schedule. Need to be in San...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-19-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 147,281
Posted By LaPorte
The ride you refer to is in two weeks, Oct 3 & 4....

The ride you refer to is in two weeks, Oct 3 & 4. Let me know what your time frame, maybe we can hook up some where. To far to ride up there from here (San Jose). Need to haul the bike up. My route...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-19-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 147,281
Posted By LaPorte
Lost Coast Ride

I would like to do a Lost coast ride before the weather gets bad (I am being optimistic). My plan is to start in Garberville head west on Old Briceland Rd. to Briceland Rd. to a dirt section I have...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-13-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,100
Posted By LaPorte
Mike Dirt and I had a very, very good ride...

Mike Dirt and I had a very, very good ride following the BCDT from LaPorte to Quincy. We left LaPorte at 9 am, got into Quincy around 4 pm and headed over to Taylorsville. The only person we found...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-09-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,100
Posted By LaPorte
I am going to join in on the ride. Going to meet...

I am going to join in on the ride. Going to meet up with Mike Dirt and come over from Feather Falls/Brownsville to LaPorte then the BCDT to Quincy. I am not a camper so I have a Motel in Quincy. I do...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-07-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 147,281
Posted By LaPorte
Sounds like you guys had a great time. I had some...

Sounds like you guys had a great time. I had some problems when I got to my place in Brownsville and was not able to meet up with you guys on Saturday morning. I don't have internet at my place so I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-04-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,097
Posted By LaPorte
BaseCamp would not download LBMaps to the card....

BaseCamp would not download LBMaps to the card. MapSource work just fine. I guess there is something to do with Licensing. You would think if you buy software you should be able to use it again in a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-03-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 147,281
Posted By LaPorte
stage at the Skyway/Retson rd. area. Got it,...

stage at the Skyway/Retson rd. area.

Got it, found it in BaseCamp not sure where at that intersection you can park but I will look for a place. Thanks

LaPorte
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-03-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 147,281
Posted By LaPorte
[QUOTE=redog1;24991061]bring the 450. Better...

[QUOTE=redog1;24991061]bring the 450. Better choice, that 690 is more than capable but light is better. :wink:

I am going to haul my bike over to meet you guys. Is there a place to leave my truck...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-03-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 147,281
Posted By LaPorte
I am going to be up in the area this weekend,...

I am going to be up in the area this weekend, would you mind if I tagged along. I have one question. Which bike to bring, both are KTM's, 450 or 690?

LaPorte
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-01-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 147,281
Posted By LaPorte
Hi Hobbes I hope all is well. I want to...

Hi Hobbes

I hope all is well. I want to go play in the dirt.

LaPorte
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-01-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 147,281
Posted By LaPorte
I am going up to my place (Brownsville) mid week...

I am going up to my place (Brownsville) mid week to do some riding. I want to go do some exploring in the area between Bucks Lake and Quincy. Going to haul up my 450 and stage in the woods off of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-31-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,097
Posted By LaPorte
I formatted the 4gb card after downloading the...

I formatted the 4gb card after downloading the Tpop 24K West and tried to download LBMaps in a empty 4gb card and yes I was using MapInstall. Didn't do anything. I guess I am a big time noob when it...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-31-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,097
Posted By LaPorte
I had 95.5mb free on the SD card, LBMaps file is...

I had 95.5mb free on the SD card, LBMaps file is 1.2mb. Lots of room on the card. It won't download from BaseCamp, so I tried it from MapSource and it worked. It's just a PITA trying to get through...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-29-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,097
Posted By LaPorte
Pissed More than difficult

I am really confused. I wanted to download some maps to my Garmin Montana 600. I was told that a 4GB SD card would work. I wanted to download my Topo 24K West and my LBMaps Baja Navigator on the same...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 08-27-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By LaPorte
Jerry I think you mean Feather River, and I...

Jerry
I think you mean Feather River, and I don't know if there is gas there. Google and call.

Tony
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-23-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,073
Posted By LaPorte
I have two bikes, each are wired to the 12V...

I have two bikes, each are wired to the 12V supply of the bike and fused for GPS power. At the end of this connection at the handlebar I have a two conductor Molex connector. I have a Garmin 60cx...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-21-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,728
Posted By LaPorte
After a considerable learning curve I think I...

After a considerable learning curve I think I have a better understanding of BaseCamp. The biggest problem I had was dealing with the 500 track points and 20 track rule for the 60cx. That does not...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-21-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,728
Posted By LaPorte
I have been using MapSource for many years with...

I have been using MapSource for many years with my Garmin 60cx. I sit in my computer room and make a track in the woods and then go see what I can find when I ride the track. I have over 60 tracks...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-21-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,097
Posted By LaPorte
I am upgrading from a 60cx to a Montana. The 60cx...

I am upgrading from a 60cx to a Montana. The 60cx will be on the used GPS market soon, If interested let me know. Comes with cradle, power cord and Ram Ball
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-20-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,097
Posted By LaPorte
Ok now I understand. Ya I was trying to copy the...

Ok now I understand. Ya I was trying to copy the entire file. Told you I am not a computer guy! LOL. Hey thanks for the help, every little bit helps.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-20-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,097
Posted By LaPorte
Boy do I hate not understanding what someone...

Boy do I hate not understanding what someone tells me. I am sorry but I not a computer type guy. I did as you suggested. I opened both MapSource and Basecamp. In my MapSource memory...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-20-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,097
Posted By LaPorte
Thanks wbb Thanks for the response. This has...

Thanks wbb
Thanks for the response. This has happened on four different tracks, that's all I have tried so far. The waypoints being brought over are from other tracks. I know this because of the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-19-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,097
Posted By LaPorte
Importing Tracks from MapSourse to BaseCamp

I am upgrading from a Garmin 60cs to a new Garmin Montana. I have down loaded BaseCamp into my PC and I have gotten familiar with the software. Now I want to import my old MapSourse Tracks from...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-25-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,310
Posted By LaPorte
What a shame. Nothing lasts forever. Oh well I...

What a shame. Nothing lasts forever. Oh well I have my memories of Alfonsinas from the mid 70's. really was a Cool Place. Then, just one building, best sea food. In some respects I was lucky to see...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-23-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,220
Posted By LaPorte
Wildwood 400

Much rather have gone to the Wildwood 400, instead of being where I have been for the last 10 days. Oh well, things will get better. Hope it was a good ride for all!!!:clap
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 285,321
Posted By LaPorte
If you look through the end of the muffler with...

If you look through the end of the muffler with the large tip installed before you install the muffler, you will see a spark arrester screen as part of the large tip (about 6" in). You will be able...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 285,321
Posted By LaPorte
2014 KTM 690 with Wings Exhaust

Just did the 15 minute Idle procedure after installing the Wings exhaust with the large tip. I have also installed the UNI-Foam filter, oiled and greased (greased at connection of filter and air box)...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 285,321
Posted By LaPorte
Wings Exhaust 2014 KTM 690

Is there much difference in HP between the two dB killers provided with the Wings exhaust. The larger one seems like it would relieve back pressure more than the smaller one. But the smaller one...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 285,321
Posted By LaPorte
2014 ktm 690 e r

Ordered my Wings Exhaust. Ordered on the 9th of June. I got conformation it shipped on the 10th of June. UPS delivered it to my door tonight, 13th of June. I thought that was amazing. Open the box,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By LaPorte
And there is the problem. Yes lots of HP to spin...

And there is the problem. Yes lots of HP to spin the rear wheel to help steer the bike. But I can't reach the ground to spin the wheel from a dead stop. Yes, I am also looking into how to lower the...
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