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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:08 PM
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Posted By DesertRatliff
Here ya go. Noah's field backflush ...

Here ya go. Noah's field backflush

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU8dVC4t5vU
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17,474
Views: 993,828
Posted By DesertRatliff
Solid work today, Gents. Moderators:...

Solid work today, Gents.

Moderators: pretty sure it's time for a sticky now. Our Grandchildren will thanks us in the Name of Navin.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:26 AM
Replies: 17,474
Views: 993,828
Posted By DesertRatliff
Oh man...just had to check...but this thread has...

Oh man...just had to check...but this thread has been "birthed" since November of 2013. A year and a half of this...information. What more can we look forward to in the years to come? Let's hope for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22,725
Views: 2,812,366
Posted By DesertRatliff
I had a strong, un-corked KLR and never shat...

I had a strong, un-corked KLR and never shat myself coming out of corner (where the front lifts and the rear end walks) like I have on the 690.

TMI for sure, but something's up with your KTM if...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17,474
Views: 993,828
Posted By DesertRatliff
Just a side note to aCab: You're doing a...

Just a side note to aCab:

You're doing a hell of job keeping the fun meter pegged in this thread. We've seemed to run off almost everyone from team blue and I'm hoping the fresh meat sticks...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 17,474
Views: 993,828
Posted By DesertRatliff
Good to see Bob's up to his usual antics, but...

Good to see Bob's up to his usual antics, but with another 3 inches of snow on the ground up here in the San Juans, I'm getting to be about as cagey as he is. :cry

I guess I should have...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17,474
Views: 993,828
Posted By DesertRatliff
http://shoespost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/10...

http://shoespost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/10942927_4535381_1000.jpg

Nice find, but the gold accents of this model goes with my gold o-ring chain (AND my gold toof)
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,427
Posted By DesertRatliff
Gorgeous country. Thanks for letting us follow...

Gorgeous country. Thanks for letting us follow along:clap
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 17,474
Views: 993,828
Posted By DesertRatliff
If you've ever broken anything carbon fiber, I...

If you've ever broken anything carbon fiber, I think you'd change your tune about using them for hand guards.

I broke a carbon fiber mtn bike seat post once and the aftermath that close to my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22,725
Views: 2,812,366
Posted By DesertRatliff
Why not just get a well-used 08 and leave it...

Why not just get a well-used 08 and leave it bone-stock, Sprouty? That's a reasonable option.

Don't think we'd see you so often 'round here if that's how you rolled though.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22,725
Views: 2,812,366
Posted By DesertRatliff
Orangecicle's build here: ...

Orangecicle's build here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1026063

The scratches will come, don't you worry, but let the guy drool on it for a few minutes. Don't think the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 22,725
Views: 2,812,366
Posted By DesertRatliff
^^^^And it was worth every flippin' penny!...

^^^^And it was worth every flippin' penny! Congrats on that beaut!
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22,725
Views: 2,812,366
Posted By DesertRatliff
I'm not faulting anyone...especially for...

I'm not faulting anyone...especially for producing hand-made solutions that KTM won't address. I merely stated for a fact that the aftermarket for this bike is spendy (understatement) and if you're...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 22,725
Views: 2,812,366
Posted By DesertRatliff
^^^Seems to me, that parts from KTM can be...

^^^Seems to me, that parts from KTM can be cheaper, but the aftermarket, although pretty comprehensive because of the long production run of this bike, is pretty spendy. Just take a look at KTMTwins...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 86,297
Posted By DesertRatliff
Will try to clarify...but am no electro-engineer,...

Will try to clarify...but am no electro-engineer, so will do my best.

To my understanding, the thermoswitch completes the ground to the fan when it kicks on. So I just added a switchable ground...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 86,297
Posted By DesertRatliff
I've had good luck with my switched fan. Nice to...

I've had good luck with my switched fan. Nice to turn it on before I get into traffic or in the tight slow stuff proactively keeping temps lower.

I just put a slick HDB water-proof switch on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 17,474
Views: 993,828
Posted By DesertRatliff
I thought fine wine was just for the Bimmer...

I thought fine wine was just for the Bimmer crowd. Haven't heard from too many who have made the turn down this dark alleyway. They're too busy talking 'bout water-cooled cantilevers at the Kuntry...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 22,725
Views: 2,812,366
Posted By DesertRatliff
^^^Good advice on this so far. I think the 690...

^^^Good advice on this so far. I think the 690 vs. the 5xx is the big question to which I always respond: try them both. You will know more definitively which one fits the bill for you and only you...
Forum: Vendors 05-10-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2,125
Views: 301,419
Posted By DesertRatliff
Gonna pre-order my Reckless 80L bags in a sec,...

Gonna pre-order my Reckless 80L bags in a sec, but wanted to let you guys at Mosko Moto know that a little old gray-haired lady with a heavy German accent went snooping around town trying to find you...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 17,474
Views: 993,828
Posted By DesertRatliff
Actually, yeah, the intake from Yamaha includes a...

Actually, yeah, the intake from Yamaha includes a "flapper" which opens fully only at WOT to reduce intake noise (and reduce power AND make it that my air cleaner rarely got dirty). A popular mod was...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 17,474
Views: 993,828
Posted By DesertRatliff
:rofl:clap

:rofl:clap
Forum: Vendors 05-08-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2,125
Views: 301,419
Posted By DesertRatliff
^^^^ I like the email list idea, especially if...

^^^^ I like the email list idea, especially if it's not just "junk". Trip reports, blog updates, select pics, etc will keep things interesting AND keep Mosko Moto on our minds.

Hope to see you...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 17,474
Views: 993,828
Posted By DesertRatliff
:tbCongrats, WWG! She sure is purdy....

:tbCongrats, WWG!

She sure is purdy. Thanks for making my bike look like yesterday's news.
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 23,257
Posted By DesertRatliff
:bow:bow:bow:thumb First class, all...

:bow:bow:bow:thumb

First class, all around. I can turn a wrench and weld a nice alloy bead, but you, sir, have taken things to another universe. I mean...c'mon...an alloy vacuum fitting turned...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17,474
Views: 993,828
Posted By DesertRatliff
Both the 5xx and the 690 were in the running to...

Both the 5xx and the 690 were in the running to be my next bike last summer. I just happened to find a nice, barely used 690 70 miles from me. After putt-putting around on it for a bit, I got the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 17,474
Views: 993,828
Posted By DesertRatliff
If it's a KTM, don't waste your time: just light...

If it's a KTM, don't waste your time: just light the box of toothpicks on fire and throw them at the bike.

Morning bump...this thread slipped to the bottom of page #2. WTF?
Forum: Vendors 05-05-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2,125
Views: 301,419
Posted By DesertRatliff
I couldn't get it to work on Google. Either...

I couldn't get it to work on Google. Either they're quick to take it down or something else is going on here.

Either way...we all know who's got the most innovative, highest quality gear. Just...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,427
Posted By DesertRatliff
Don't want to single out and stereotype Germans...

Don't want to single out and stereotype Germans either (my Mom is German, step-dad Swiss) or hijack your thread...but the neglectful inaction of not checking on a fellow rider (let alone human being)...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,427
Posted By DesertRatliff
Burnt clutch on a gnarly pass riding a big, heavy...

Burnt clutch on a gnarly pass riding a big, heavy bike in the middle of nowhere by your lonesome! This adventure got deep pretty quickly.

My German isn't as good as it used to be, but if those...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,427
Posted By DesertRatliff
Oh man...don't feel deserted! I've been following...

Oh man...don't feel deserted! I've been following along intently and amazed. I've done a lot of solo trips in the arid South West (USA), but don't have lions or elephants or language barriers or...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By DesertRatliff
http://www.touratech-usa.com/media/mlWNIf/?size=pr...

http://www.touratech-usa.com/media/mlWNIf/?size=prodfull

CS=countershaft sprocket. Sorry 'bout that. If you look, there's a washer you have to bend flat to get the nut free and then bend back to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 22,725
Views: 2,812,366
Posted By DesertRatliff
Just curious about your impressions of the...

Just curious about your impressions of the HighwayDirtBikes Rallye Lite fairing? I'm interested in a little wind protection and better lighting, but don't want the weight of the other options, so...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 17,474
Views: 993,828
Posted By DesertRatliff
Gorgeous country in our backyard here. I had the...

Gorgeous country in our backyard here. I had the opportunity to ride to Moab this past weekend, but wuss'd out due to inclement weather (ie needing a Christini AWD to get out of the snowed in shop).
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By DesertRatliff
Just my quick take: I bought a lightly...

Just my quick take:

I bought a lightly used 2010 690 last summer. Fell in love with everything but the CR gearbox and false neutrals. Everything on the bike was stock, so I had no reason to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 17,474
Views: 993,828
Posted By DesertRatliff
Nothing like HF slapping this thread in the face...

Nothing like HF slapping this thread in the face with some actual facts and relevant opinions. :clap

Are we on a new path or does that mean we can get back to our regularly scheduled drivel?
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 22,725
Views: 2,812,366
Posted By DesertRatliff
My boss sent a rookie over to the local hardware...

My boss sent a rookie over to the local hardware store to get a box stretcher. You shoulda seen my boss's face when the kid came back with a new hi-lift jack charged to my boss's store credit.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 17,474
Views: 993,828
Posted By DesertRatliff
I don't care what numbers you pull out of your...

I don't care what numbers you pull out of your backside, Kyns, mine told me that it wasn't enough. Re-gear, re-pipe and re-curve and this bike just didn't have what it took.

Flat bottom end,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 17,474
Views: 993,828
Posted By DesertRatliff
woot woot NF! Glad to hear it!

woot woot NF! Glad to hear it!
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 17,474
Views: 993,828
Posted By DesertRatliff
Sucking air? Maybe. But that's the only thing...

Sucking air? Maybe. But that's the only thing about that video that sucked.
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17,474
Views: 993,828
Posted By DesertRatliff
Kyns is the lifeblood of this thread alright. ...

Kyns is the lifeblood of this thread alright.

Given the contents of this thread, though, I'm not so sure that's a compliment.
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