A New Engineer on the TAT and TCAT Back to Back Solo with his 690

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rofon, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. OldManJoris

    OldManJoris Rider

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    Thanks so much and well done!! Enjoying the vids a lot

    Just noticed you have Nexx XD-1 helmet. Are you as happy with that thing as i am? Best one ever used...

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  2. Dantes Inferno

    Dantes Inferno Jake

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    Just finished reading your RR. Great story and thanks for publishing your expenses. I look forward to making my own RR's this summer!
  3. Moto Jimmy

    Moto Jimmy Making the transition

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    Great route and trip! It's gotta be hard entering into the working world after that experience...
  4. varago

    varago Been here awhile

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    Merci Robin. J'ai apprécié ton écriture et ta résilience. Permet également d'apprécier ma vieille BM Gs a carbu! Un voisin de Orford, anciennement de Granby.
  5. slipstick

    slipstick TeleRover, The Adventures of an Aussie on a KTM

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    Poughkeepsie is tough to ride down. the rocks are like a sea of dinner plates . I am super impressed you made it down Black Bear Pass, fully loaded. The first time I did it I walked my bike down. You definitely took the harder trails.
  6. slipstick

    slipstick TeleRover, The Adventures of an Aussie on a KTM

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    @usedtobefast => The main problem was the previous owner of my bike! He did remove the in-line fuel filter, f*****g d'un ass!!! So I changed to complete injection but prevention because I had removed it so often that I was worried that it would break at some point. Probably overkill! I guess that a filter could have done the job...[/QUOTE]

    Thanks for clarifying your numerous fuel problems caused by the previous owner. You were sending bad vibes to future KTM 690 Owners. 2014 on are bulletproof.
  7. slipstick

    slipstick TeleRover, The Adventures of an Aussie on a KTM

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    So after the I've tried to get back on the trail but it was so bad! I had to call it off! ...
    I hate mud. You made the right choice.
  8. slipstick

    slipstick TeleRover, The Adventures of an Aussie on a KTM

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    True, True. The only way I could pull this off, at age 70, is in a pickup or with a motel every 200 miles. My dog is only good for 5 hours a day of riding. :jack
  9. 805gregg

    805gregg Long timer

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    Wrong bike, that thing needed way to many repairs
  10. sidewayz_control

    sidewayz_control Been here awhile

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    And what bike would you recommend? I don't know of many that would survive the pace he road and the areas he went through fully loaded on a stock bike.

    And take away the reason why he had fuel issues (because of the ass hat previous owner removing the fuel filter) the bike was very reliable considering the above.

    Ivan
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  11. Drumbrakes

    Drumbrakes Been here awhile

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    A bike that hasn't been sabotaged by the previous owner!
    Not the wrong make or model, just the wrong bike!
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  12. gravityisnotmyfriend

    gravityisnotmyfriend Long timer

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    I accidently ran across your TAT/TCAT youtube video and saw that you had a link to the ride report here. Really, I wanted to see what your thougths were about Poughkeepsie Gulch on a 690! I went down on a XR650L loaded with almost nothing - and that's as big of a bike as I'd ever try it on. Nice work surviving the Wall as well. That was damn scary!
  13. kemon78

    kemon78 Adventurer

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    Great ride report, thanks for sharing!