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Forum: Canada Today, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8,977
Views: 557,855
Posted By CanadianX
If anyone is looking for a solid little car we're...

If anyone is looking for a solid little car we're trading ours in at Myers VW in Kanata. Probably pick up our new car Wednesday night. Not a fancy car but my wife owned it from new and it has been...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 08:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,922
Posted By CanadianX
Can why you won't sell your GSA play as well? ...

Can why you won't sell your GSA play as well?

I do spend a lot of time off road and ride my KTM 690 for this. As a daily ride and off road fun the KTM puts a huge grin on my face. When I climb...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By CanadianX
Sitting on the bike and changing from 1 person to...

Sitting on the bike and changing from 1 person to offroad and you should feel the bike rise almost an inch. The back will go up first then the front. If you're not getting movement something is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 18,475
Views: 2,015,101
Posted By CanadianX
After 14000km of mud, swamp, sand, rocks and...

After 14000km of mud, swamp, sand, rocks and jumps it's time some suspension bits are showing some wear. I replaced the heim joint and now am looking to replace the pro link needle bearings. There...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 32,681
Posted By CanadianX
Anyone know of a good source for the pro link...

Anyone know of a good source for the pro link lever needle bearings? There is a kit from KTM for $87 +tax (Cdn) but I'm wondering what else is out there.
Forum: Canada 09-16-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By CanadianX
Really seems to be hit and miss doesn't it? I was...

Really seems to be hit and miss doesn't it? I was surprised a 2015 Golf GTI wasn't more but it ended up being $39/yr than our old car, a 2003 Toyota Echo.
Forum: Canada 09-16-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By CanadianX
Buying a new car so I had occassion to speak with...

Buying a new car so I had occassion to speak with our insurance company (TD MM)

Insuance coverage for my 2012 KTM 690 is $413/yr with $1000 deductible and including collision. We get two...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18,475
Views: 2,015,101
Posted By CanadianX
Let us know how it works out that was a big hole...

Let us know how it works out that was a big hole to fill. My last one I was able to fix on the bike and that allowed me to run the bike to heat the metal then clean it up really well and apply JB...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 18,475
Views: 2,015,101
Posted By CanadianX
My friend has done a weld repair with a brazing...

My friend has done a weld repair with a brazing rod. Can't help you with a how to on that but youtube probably has something.

Worth trying given the cost of a new rad.
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,973
Views: 627,238
Posted By CanadianX
I just ordered this set up including the bottle...

I just ordered this set up including the bottle holders and will add one of my dry bags on top. Hoping between them I can pack for a 3 day trip. Plan to carry a small pack as well. Can always fill...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18,475
Views: 2,015,101
Posted By CanadianX
JB weld has worked for me. Mine were pin holes...

JB weld has worked for me. Mine were pin holes caused by rubbing. The bolt holding the fan shroud in place had vibrated out and the shroud was knocking against the rad, left me with 2 pin holes and a...
Forum: Canada 09-15-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,816
Posted By CanadianX
I tend to spread my purchases around but if I get...

I tend to spread my purchases around but if I get shit service I don't go back. I've gone back to or would go back to all of these places: GP Cycle, Orange motor sport, Gnarly Parts, Woody's,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 7,342
Views: 1,462,792
Posted By CanadianX
Oldcow, Motomochila, Bengt Phorks, thanks for the...

Oldcow, Motomochila, Bengt Phorks, thanks for the insights, that was the kind of info I was looking for. Safe to assume you've all gone into the engine and replaced rings at least once?

Pat999...
Forum: Canada 09-14-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,069
Posted By CanadianX
Sorry to hear the trip has been cut short....

Sorry to hear the trip has been cut short. Expedition 2015, finding the RAP passage!
Forum: Canada 09-13-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8,977
Views: 557,855
Posted By CanadianX
^Its two true... :lol3

^Its two true... :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7,342
Views: 1,462,792
Posted By CanadianX
My problem is that I would hit 2000k in a couple...

My problem is that I would hit 2000k in a couple of weeks. I routinely knock off 2-300km over a weekend, never mind commuting (I often ride abandoned tracks to get to work but it's only about 10k...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18,475
Views: 2,015,101
Posted By CanadianX
How do you replace the needle bearings in the...

How do you replace the needle bearings in the lower link? Part 8 in the pic. Are they pressed in?
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd193/CanX06/Screenshot2014-09-13at121500PM_zps902b0c7e.png
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7,342
Views: 1,462,792
Posted By CanadianX
Still debating trading the 690 for a new 500. I...

Still debating trading the 690 for a new 500. I have close to 14,000km on the 690 and don't know how the 500 would make out racking up those kind of miles. What high mileage on a 500?
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18,475
Views: 2,015,101
Posted By CanadianX
Who knew the spacer on the rear wheel is the...

Who knew the spacer on the rear wheel is the perfect size for putting in wheel bearings? Not this guy. I used a coupler for iron pipe that is a little bigger than the bearing outer race. The...
Forum: Canada 09-12-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By CanadianX
BMW & KTM...expensive no matter where you buy...

BMW & KTM...expensive no matter where you buy them.
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,305
Posted By CanadianX
How tall is your wife? My wife is tallish at...

How tall is your wife? My wife is tallish at 5'6" and change and has a 230L that she can easily flat foot. Our friend has the same bike and is about 5'4" and is comfortable on the bike, not far...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,703
Posted By CanadianX
See that right there is the problem I tend to run...

See that right there is the problem I tend to run fire roads at 90 - 100 mph. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,703
Posted By CanadianX
Most of my riding is off road and aggressive on...

Most of my riding is off road and aggressive on throttle and my light comes on at about 150km pretty consistently. If I ride less aggressively with a mix of off road and commute time I'll hit about...
Forum: Canada 09-10-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By CanadianX
Icon Patrol has a hood and a 2l water carrier....

Icon Patrol has a hood and a 2l water carrier. The new models are around $400 though. I figure any jacket with some protection works, then buy a light rain coat that is a couple sizes larger to pull...
Forum: Canada 09-10-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By CanadianX
Can't really say what is and isn't necessary....

Can't really say what is and isn't necessary. It's all about your personal comfort balanced against how you view the risk. Me I had a good crash two years ago. I was wearing rinding pants but only...
Forum: Canada 09-10-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,066
Posted By CanadianX
Yeah you'd have to be a complete loon to ride in...

Yeah you'd have to be a complete loon to ride in say Northern Ontario and Quebec in the winter.

Tempting but no. I'll ride until they start salting.
On Vancouver Island, no problem it never gets...
Forum: Canada 09-10-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By CanadianX
Need is subjective unitl you crash :D On road...

Need is subjective unitl you crash :D
On road I wear a heavy combat type boot, ballistic nylon pants with knee protection and ballistic nylon jacket with elbow, shoulder and back protection, and of...
Forum: Canada 09-08-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By CanadianX
Confirm that you won't be penalized for a policy...

Confirm that you won't be penalized for a policy cancellation, sometimes you get nailed with some higher rate or even being considered a new rider because you haven't been insured for a period of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18,475
Views: 2,015,101
Posted By CanadianX
Try the Motoz line if you haven't already. If...

Try the Motoz line if you haven't already. If you're in a dry riding environment try the Deserts H/T if you have a mix of terrain try the Enduro I/T. I've gotten really good life out of these. The...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,649
Posted By CanadianX
^ :eek1...:lol3 Resurrecting dead threads...fail...

^ :eek1...:lol3 Resurrecting dead threads...fail (me). Well I hope he bought the right bike for his needs. I'd be curious to know what direction he went.
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,649
Posted By CanadianX
Define off road for your purposes, and what is...

Define off road for your purposes, and what is your background for off road riding? A KLR is a great do everything bike, within limits. My friend is new to riding and I steered him to a KLR. He got...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18,475
Views: 2,015,101
Posted By CanadianX
^ they should sell quick, these things just fly...

^ they should sell quick, these things just fly off the shelves
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd193/CanX06/Screenshot2014-09-07at92251PM_zps015d28de.png

They stick with you and the landings...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,296
Posted By CanadianX
not really much difference. You are correct the...

not really much difference. You are correct the 500s suspension does compress more. It is also narrower when you're sitting on it.
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,296
Posted By CanadianX
Out riding today on my 690 with my friend on his...

Out riding today on my 690 with my friend on his 500 and with a couple of guys on 2 strokes. We ripped around in the sand, through the woods, on some open whooped out sections. Tried one of the 2...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By CanadianX
My friend is about your height and rides a 2011...

My friend is about your height and rides a 2011 version which was the last year for the taller suspension. He isn't flatfooting it but it isn't an issue for him. If you like the real technical trails...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By CanadianX
I have a GSA and a 690. I ride the 690 mainly off...

I have a GSA and a 690. I ride the 690 mainly off road but it also doubles as a commuter as it is much easier to hop on and ride. For the off road stuff I ride the bike at an intermediate level on...
Forum: Americas 09-04-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 918
Posted By CanadianX
You can get some local advice by logging on to...

You can get some local advice by logging on to ridetherock.com Should be doable with lows averaging -2C and highs of 10C, (10F to 50F). Not sure how much rain/snow you might see or how hard the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,655
Posted By CanadianX
+1 but daaammm they were expensive to get them to...

+1 but daaammm they were expensive to get them to Canada. The built in bottle opener though, priceless.
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,296
Posted By CanadianX
Great discussion and timely. I've been thinking...

Great discussion and timely. I've been thinking about flipping my 690 for a 500. I have a 2012 690 that spends most of it's miles offroad. My friend who also had a 690, until a recent accident, now...
Forum: Canada 09-04-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By CanadianX
Ask for a copy of the policy. It doesn't need to...

Ask for a copy of the policy. It doesn't need to explain the rationale but if it isn't written down then it would have no legs in court. QC insurance is provided by the govt like BC? Are you forced...
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