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Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 938
Posted By Mr Head
As I figured with my additions and subtractions I...

As I figured with my additions and subtractions I haven't gotten lighter. The bags and mounts added a bunch.
I have yet to to the CPR Filter. No reflectors and the rubber fell out of the footpegs....
Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9,694
Views: 1,951,959
Posted By Mr Head
I meant to type 18. Old habits die hard. :lol3 ...

I meant to type 18. Old habits die hard. :lol3
I'd prefer a lot more dirt to what I get, but work demands and a commute are the way the bike gets used up.
I might get a dirt vacation this summer,...
Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9,694
Views: 1,951,959
Posted By Mr Head
Easier to mount too. I always liked the TKC on...

Easier to mount too. I always liked the TKC on the BMW. I eventually just used them instead of switching to a tire like the Tourance or Scorpion Trail. The other thing I like about the 990 is the...
Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By Mr Head
If you're running the stock 908RR's them bounce a...

If you're running the stock 908RR's them bounce a lot.

I have not worn a street lid on my Adventure, but mine came to me with the Touring screen. We could meet up and swap screens and you could...
Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9,694
Views: 1,951,959
Posted By Mr Head
99% pavement. But I'll deal with it. The 19" on...

99% pavement. But I'll deal with it. The 19" on the 1150 Adventure reversed cupped from braking pretty severely. ...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2,034
Views: 154,874
Posted By Mr Head
And Stoner joins the NASCAR circus in a...

And Stoner joins the NASCAR circus in a Peugeot.:lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 04-16-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9,694
Views: 1,951,959
Posted By Mr Head
Wheelied, jumped and slid. Well, it is...

Wheelied, jumped and slid.

Well, it is Wheelie Wednesday. Sorry officer I couldn't help myself. It's a 990!:clap
Forum: Orange Crush 04-16-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By Mr Head
Ditch the Spot. Ride up any road that looks...

Ditch the Spot.
Ride up any road that looks interesting.
Take too many pictures. Look at stuff.

Talk to anybody. Make eye contact. Listen.
Smell the flowers.

Have a blast and tell us poor...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-16-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,100
Posted By Mr Head
I've worn out two pair of Etymotic ER-4 and MC-3...

I've worn out two pair of Etymotic ER-4 and MC-3 earphones. I like being able to block out the wind noise.
The ER-4 lasted the longest but at $300 I'm not real excited about replacing them. The...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-16-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 938
Posted By Mr Head
Mine has no ABS so that came along for free. ...

Mine has no ABS so that came along for free.
OEM battery was crap at the get go, old and lightly used so it went away and was replaced by the AntiGravity.

Then I started bolting crap to the...
Forum: Racing 04-16-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2,034
Views: 154,874
Posted By Mr Head
I missed most of the Moto2 race. I'll have to...

I missed most of the Moto2 race. I'll have to watch it tonight.
From what I read, Zarco managed two laps in the race then parked it in the gravel. Herrin did, 5 before he stopped/crashed??
So I'm...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-16-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9,694
Views: 1,951,959
Posted By Mr Head
Swapped tires yesterday, ...

Swapped tires yesterday,
http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Working-On-Motorcycles/Tires-2010-KTM-990-Adventure-R/i-JRrS9fc/0/XL/Tires_01-XL.jpg

The TKC80 has a much better feel on pavement...
Forum: Racing 04-15-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2,034
Views: 154,874
Posted By Mr Head
Herrin is on a shit bike I think. He needs a real...

Herrin is on a shit bike I think. He needs a real ride before we start lauding him as the next big thing.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-15-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3,992
Views: 1,514,198
Posted By Mr Head
http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Motorc...

http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Motorcycles/04122014-El-Mirage-Practice/i-wBdVbRG/1/L/image-L.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 04-13-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By Mr Head
I bought a 2010 990 Adventure R last September....

I bought a 2010 990 Adventure R last September. Very happy I did.
I'd sold my 2004 1150 BMW Adventure a bit prior. That bike had almost 200,000 miles on it so I was ready for something different.
I...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-13-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9,694
Views: 1,951,959
Posted By Mr Head
LifeProof...

LifeProof (http://www.lifeproof.com/shop/us_en/ipad?gclid=CNvL_Y7N3r0CFUoV7Aod4B8AEA)
Forum: Orange Crush 04-13-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18,203
Views: 7,173,646
Posted By Mr Head
http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Motorc...

http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Motorcycles/04122014-El-Mirage-Practice/i-wBdVbRG/1/L/image-L.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 04-13-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9,694
Views: 1,951,959
Posted By Mr Head
Got it dirty, ...

Got it dirty,
http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Motorcycles/04122014-El-Mirage-Practice/i-cH78Xf5/0/L/image-L.jpg

Ted came down to ride on his DRZ with his new FCR carb. Works...
Forum: Racing 04-10-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2,034
Views: 154,874
Posted By Mr Head
He is very good at that. Fun too.

He is very good at that. Fun too.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-09-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9,694
Views: 1,951,959
Posted By Mr Head
I took it apart right down to the valve covers...

I took it apart right down to the valve covers off. Took me three hours. I am tired. In the morning I'll check the valve clearancs and adjust as required.

This morning I managed to get the...
Forum: Racing 04-09-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,034
Views: 154,874
Posted By Mr Head
Part of that is that Edwards isn't willing to...

Part of that is that Edwards isn't willing to hang his nuts on the post. His teammate on the other hand is willing to take the leap and bet he clears the post. :huh
As ever getting top equipment...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-09-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,933
Posted By Mr Head
One of my favorite ride reports that does an...

One of my favorite ride reports that does an excellent job of defining big adventure bike riding.
Run Her Till She Blows (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=243077)
Forum: Orange Crush 04-09-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,933
Posted By Mr Head
I think it is pretty easy looking. Steep in...

I think it is pretty easy looking. Steep in places on a mtb, from the POV of an old fat guy. :lol3
For easing into dirt/gravel/sand. We have a lot of sand here, I prefer the dry lake, El Mirage....
Forum: Orange Crush 04-09-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,933
Posted By Mr Head
I'm in Yorba Linda. I've done Skyline to Main...

I'm in Yorba Linda. I've done Skyline to Main Divide on mtb, but never on a motorcycle. Might be easier on the KTM. :D
Forum: Orange Crush 04-09-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,933
Posted By Mr Head
I'm in the OC, a buddy and I are headed out to...

I'm in the OC, a buddy and I are headed out to the dry lake this weekend to work on some drills, then probably a little riding around the sand tracks.
Forum: Racing 04-09-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 14,903
Posted By Mr Head
1. MM repeat 2. Lorenzo re-discovers his Mojo ...

1. MM repeat
2. Lorenzo re-discovers his Mojo
3. Rossi just eeks past Pedrosa four laps from the end after fighting back form 8th after his usual fluffed start.
4. A Espargaro, Goes big and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,630
Posted By Mr Head
Subscribed. :clap Great writing man. Can't...

Subscribed. :clap

Great writing man. Can't wait to see this unfold. Watch the minivans and suv's here in SoCal. :wink:
Forum: Orange Crush 04-08-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,752
Posted By Mr Head
I replaced my old stocker when I bought my bike....

I replaced my old stocker when I bought my bike. THe OEM battery had been lightly used and not likely maintained at charge for the previous almost four years.
I've used this battery in my old BMW...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-08-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,933
Posted By Mr Head
I almost got the Baja, last fall, but a lightly...

I almost got the Baja, last fall, but a lightly used bike came in the day I was there to buy the new bike.
8,500 miles later I'm still smiling. :clap
I still like the Baja colors and seat a lit....
Forum: Orange Crush 04-08-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,248
Posted By Mr Head
My GS Adventure was the worst bike I've ridden in...

My GS Adventure was the worst bike I've ridden in wind. At one point on I-15 headed to the high desert I had to stop in the lee of an overpass and rest. I was being blown lane to lane. No bags, just...
Forum: Racing 04-06-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2,034
Views: 154,874
Posted By Mr Head
Stoner at Austin? Who cares? He ain't riding. He...

Stoner at Austin? Who cares? He ain't riding. He is the was. Not the now, or is. Old news. Just another paid talking head.
Don't care.
I want to see Honda step up that prody bike.
And I want to...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-06-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9,694
Views: 1,951,959
Posted By Mr Head
Last week I received the tires I ordered. This...

Last week I received the tires I ordered. This front I had to order from Motorcycle Superstore, Free shipping too!:clap
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-04-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3,992
Views: 1,514,198
Posted By Mr Head
http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Motorc...

http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Motorcycles/20140105-El-Mirage/i-wKg3zRc/0/L/P1050964-L.jpg
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-04-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,184
Posted By Mr Head
I plan to use MotionX-GPS for travel. I can load...

I plan to use MotionX-GPS for travel. I can load routes I create elsewhere and download maps in chunks for where I need.
No wifi/cell required once i have that.
I use a wahoo fitness case and plan...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-04-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9,694
Views: 1,951,959
Posted By Mr Head
A quote for just checking and adjusting the...

A quote for just checking and adjusting the valves at a local dealer here was at the shop rate of $95/hr for about 4 hours.
Plus parts of course.
So I figure by doing it myself I can save enough...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-04-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By Mr Head
I did the same thing last September. 5'8", 32"...

I did the same thing last September. 5'8", 32" inseam. I taught myself to ride it the way it is.
I'm old and semi-frail. Next weekend I'll have spooned on a fresh knobbie up front and will head to...
Forum: Racing 04-04-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2,034
Views: 154,874
Posted By Mr Head
He did say it was fast.:lol3

He did say it was fast.:lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 04-03-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,506
Posted By Mr Head
Tubes I ordered last week shipped today, and will...

Tubes I ordered last week shipped today, and will be on my doorstep tomorrow according to UPS tracking.
I'm fine with that as I don't plan on using said parts for another week.
I tend to plan...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-01-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Mr Head
I'd forgotten all about that Hilslamer Toolkit...

I'd forgotten all about that Hilslamer Toolkit thread. Good one! :thumb
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-29-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,098
Views: 222,121
Posted By Mr Head
Wow!:eek1 Eek! indeed. That was scary just...

Wow!:eek1

Eek! indeed. That was scary just in the pictures. :lol3
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