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Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21,190
Views: 2,524,983
Posted By WyldKard
Do they have a new tower, or are you refering to...

Do they have a new tower, or are you refering to the Rallye Lite fairing they sell?
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,284
Posted By WyldKard
I was looking into the X-Challenge and X-Country,...

I was looking into the X-Challenge and X-Country, but ultimately went with a 690. Easier to find parts, more people with knowledge of the bike. I hope to adventure-ize it, and the number of fairing...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21,190
Views: 2,524,983
Posted By WyldKard
Yeah, I have heated grips on my 800GS and am too...

Yeah, I have heated grips on my 800GS and am too spoiled with them; can't give them up as I move to the 690. Did you get the heated element kit or the complete grips from KTM?
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21,190
Views: 2,524,983
Posted By WyldKard
What's the consensus on heated grips for the 690?...

What's the consensus on heated grips for the 690? Doesn't look like there's an enormous amount of options.
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,409
Posted By WyldKard
Every dealer I've talked to has said the X-bikes...

Every dealer I've talked to has said the X-bikes just didn't sell. Buyers were far more enthused by the larger GS bikes. BMW doesn't seem to effectively communicate the proper uses for each model....
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 738,164
Posted By WyldKard
Great info, isaac04 - I've been looking at GL...

Great info, isaac04 - I've been looking at GL bags for my upcoming 690 purchase, but now I'm leaning towards the Magadans.

BTW, I have the same BMW jacket. You don't feel silly wearing it while...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,304
Posted By WyldKard
Still down. Anyone know the owner?

Still down. Anyone know the owner?
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 49,305
Posted By WyldKard
I just ordered my 690 from them too. Expected in...

I just ordered my 690 from them too. Expected in March. Now to figure out what must-have add-ons to consider...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,499
Posted By WyldKard
Well heck, if it's not ready for another three...

Well heck, if it's not ready for another three years, I may as well pull the trigger on a 690 Enduro now. ;)
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 78,686
Posted By WyldKard
Anyone know if this is something they're working...

Anyone know if this is something they're working on? I haven't received a response from Basel on this in the last couple weeks.
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 49,305
Posted By WyldKard
So jealous - was hoping they'd get more. :(

So jealous - was hoping they'd get more. :(
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 27,421
Posted By WyldKard
Is the Quest 2.0 kit needed for the 2014 and 2015...

Is the Quest 2.0 kit needed for the 2014 and 2015 models?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-19-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 1,807
Views: 174,113
Posted By WyldKard
Same here - $1k.

Same here - $1k.
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8,826
Views: 1,564,601
Posted By WyldKard
My wife picked up a new 2015 TU250x a couple...

My wife picked up a new 2015 TU250x a couple weeks back. It's her first bike - she coincidentally rode one during her licensing course as well. I drove it home for her, and admit it's a fun little...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-23-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 22,387
Views: 6,726,201
Posted By WyldKard
Does it really need a bigger engine? I would...

Does it really need a bigger engine? I would expect ABS in the next version, but I hope the weight doesn't go up significantly.
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 49,305
Posted By WyldKard
A KTM rep at IMS today told me there'd be a 2016...

A KTM rep at IMS today told me there'd be a 2016 version too, but he didn't know beyond that. Could have been an guess on his part, but he didn't make it sound as such.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-23-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1,807
Views: 174,113
Posted By WyldKard
At IMS in Seattle today, I was told there would...

At IMS in Seattle today, I was told there would definitely be a high seat option for those of us who are tall. The implication was that we could get the higher seat as an option, rather than as...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,521
Posted By WyldKard
Thanks for all the replies and suggestions,...

Thanks for all the replies and suggestions, everyone. I do feel it would be _ideal_ to have a really light dirt-bike to slowly work on off-road skills, but as I mentioned earlier, I don't have a way...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,521
Posted By WyldKard
I'd sell the 800GS.

I'd sell the 800GS.
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,521
Posted By WyldKard
I don't have any way to transport a dirt bike if...

I don't have any way to transport a dirt bike if I can't drive it from home. Would need to buy a truck/trailer first, unfortunately.
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,521
Posted By WyldKard
690 pavement manners?

I'm currently riding a 2010 800GS but primarily ride on the street. I want to do more off-road riding but find the weight of the 800GS difficult to build confidence with. Buying a second bike isn't...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-22-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 22,387
Views: 6,726,201
Posted By WyldKard
The ATLAS throttle lock currently on Kickstarter...

The ATLAS throttle lock currently on Kickstarter may be another option.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-21-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13,091
Views: 764,458
Posted By WyldKard
Eugene / Springfield Meet-ups

Hah, I think my wife was in that course! Laura says hi!
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,442
Posted By WyldKard
I bought the 1200GS in 2004, and replaced it with...

I bought the 1200GS in 2004, and replaced it with the anniversary model 800GS in 2010. The _only_ time I miss the 1200GS is when I'm on the highway for long hauls, and that's very infrequent. Most...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-08-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13,091
Views: 764,458
Posted By WyldKard
Hey all, I moved to Eugene a couple months back,...

Hey all, I moved to Eugene a couple months back, and would be interested in meeting some local riders. Are meets pretty much organized and announced in this thread, or is there a Eugene ADVRiders...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-01-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,984
Posted By WyldKard
Desierto 3 or Mirage 2?

I know the Mirage 2 hasn't been out for long, and that the Desierto 3 is more expensive. But, I haven't seen either in the wild, and online pictures only tell so much. So, for those who have seen...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-14-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,760
Posted By WyldKard
Sorry for the delay in posting. Here are the 9"...

Sorry for the delay in posting. Here are the 9" Safari bags on the 30th anniversary model.

http://gallery.me.com/wyldkard/100018/F800GS/web.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-29-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,838
Posted By WyldKard
While BMW's 1200GS may be too much bike for you,...

While BMW's 1200GS may be too much bike for you, have you looked into their smaller GS bikes, like the F800GS or 650GS?



You'll hear this a lot, and for many people, it's right on. But I have...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,960
Posted By WyldKard
Thanks for the recommendation, OverlandHank! ...

Thanks for the recommendation, OverlandHank!

I wasn't sure if I wanted to go with the AirFlow or the Rally 3 - I've been using BMW's TourGuard jacket for six years, but most of that time I lived...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By WyldKard
I'm only at about 600 miles, but I can say that...

I'm only at about 600 miles, but I can say that my 800GS performs admirably on the highway. I traded in my 1200GS for the 800GS, and aside from the seat being less comfortable and the windscreen...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,760
Posted By WyldKard
Regarding the 9" Safari's, they're not...

Regarding the 9" Safari's, they're not "officially out" yet, which is why they're not mentioned on the site or available in all colours yet. I imagine once production ramps up and there's decent...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-15-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,134
Posted By WyldKard
Rick, I ended up going with the Jesse luggage...

Rick, I ended up going with the Jesse luggage because of the slimmer profile. I really do like the design of the Micatechs, but the lack of an exhaust cut-out and the wide racks just don't do it for...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By WyldKard
@Black-Ops - Is there glare on the screen? And...

@Black-Ops - Is there glare on the screen? And any issues with heat?

@Jeff_CA - The iBike Rider can be controlled through the screen. Both screens, actually.
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By WyldKard
Good iPhone mount?

Got tired of reloading maps onto my Garmin 60CS and have been using an iPhone for navigation lately. Using the iBike Rider as a mount, but it's not great. Anyone have a good iPhone mount they can...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,134
Posted By WyldKard
That's my only complaint with the Micatech...

That's my only complaint with the Micatech system. I get wanting to maximize space, but the bags sit so far out compared to the Jesse bags. If they sat closer in, the decision would be a no-brainer.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By WyldKard
RamblerTim - looks nice! Did you consider the...

RamblerTim - looks nice! Did you consider the charcoal before going with black?
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By WyldKard
Which colour Jesse to which colour bike?

How are people matching bike colours to bag colours? If I go with the Jesse bags, I'm not sure if I should go with black or charcoal. Have the 30th anniversary white model.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-02-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,134
Posted By WyldKard
Looking to install on an F800GS.

Looking to install on an F800GS.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-02-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,134
Posted By WyldKard
Jesse/Micatech: conflict with exhaust and/or luggage rack?

Still trying to decide between the Jesse and Micatech bags. Do either have problems with most exhausts, or do they install cleanly without repositioning/replacing the exhaust pipe? How about with a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,760
Posted By WyldKard
When are these new Safari's supposed to...

When are these new Safari's supposed to available? I can't decide between the Safari and Odyssey bags, but 9" Safaris would be perfect.
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