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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by frog, May 22, 2008.
Quote of the year.
Wow that looks exciting. Hopefully ambient air temp allowed for comfortable dry-off.
Glad you could ride away.
While you boys were busy dunkin your bikes in icewater, I enjoyed a ride on the BADB around Death Valley.
High temp was I dunno, 82F; Low was about 55F in a mountain pass. Hats off to Countdown for organizing the ride, and thanks to fellow BADBers Chris and Brian from Reno!
The closest thing I could find to a KTM bathtub was a 105-110F natural hotspring in Tecopa. Naturally, it was occupied (sorry no photos).
Very little so it appears. On the river we could see a bit of white in the glass but the next day I drained n flushed it & could find hardly any giving me the impression it must have evaporated on the way out. As I said before, the big issue was water on the filter. Even after multiple wring outs n shake outs there were still some drops. PITA!
We were too. I was damn glad to have my wind breaker with me. Oddly, in the mini dry bag it did NOT get wet. The additional challenge we had was minimal lighting. I had the big LEDs, Fano the small Cyclops, Jason n Steve with head band lites. And we really had no clue how to get out, particularly in the dark. All travel was by dead reckoning but we drove straight to the truck. Amazing. But that was by a little after 800 PM.
Great adventures everyone!
anyone got an old slip on exhaust for cheap? The girl next door bought a 93 klx 250 and the PO put the stock pipe back on.
Jim - Wow - crazy! Where were you guys? I recognize Steve's mug there too..
Glad to hear you got it out quickly and easily. Similar to when my 520 when in the drink. Totally salvageable and came back together easily with a little draining... Glad to hear you got it running and quickly.
Somehow mine was completely flooded with water - both oil and transmission, in the gas, air filter of course, in the exhaust header, muffler packing, was hydrolocked, and also took out my ring seal possibly from trying to use the starter to get water out after the fact. Best way is to put upside down as you guys did...
Did the whole top end yesterday. Didn't hone but it only had maybe 20 hours on it since the previous time. Maybe should have honed, or will next time. These 08 and later bikes are pretty amazing for pretty major work - designed for easy top end servicing - don't even have to break the cam chain, it slips right off.. Did the rings in maybe 4 hours total. So far seems to be running great and doesn't appear to be burning any oil as far as I can tell and similar power to before. So lucked out..
Also huge thanks to Ryman - sent me an extra set of genuine KTM head gaskets for free.. Owe you some beer or a breakfast or two so something...
On the 08-11s with the crappy piston ring design. Also turns out the Vertex rings fit the stock piston or their vertex piston so you don't even have to replace the stock piston. You can do a top end on these pretty cheaply. I'd say less than $100 assuming no major machine work (hone only)...
Great you caught that on video.
I know right were you were, In fact, I know that very hole that swallowed you up. I wonder how many victims that thing has claimed?
Off topic,,but do any of you guys know where I can get one of these locally? I want to go from a battery tender lead to a male cigarette lighter adapter.... I've got a hot all the time port on my dash and this will make it a snap to put the tender on it. Would like to buy local and pick up today if possible.
Battery Tender to a cigarette lighter port adapter
I've seen them at the BMW dealer on 90th - but it was over a year ago.
Thanks for the suggestion - I never would have thought of them. Unfortunately no stock.
Got one today in the mail from amazon.
I am sure it's a heck of a lot cheaper than the dealer.
Thanks man. I'm probably going to end up going the amazon route. I was hoping to source it locally and have it today, but I'm striking out. It really disappoints on the instant gratification...
Have you called Wright's? They carry a fair amount of Battery Tender stuff. 801-266-2050.
Also the Slime inflators at Walmart have a plug like that to run off of.
I finally fingered it out... Lol...Life's complex questions and all that.... The good 'ol Shack had a selection of Enercell adapters... Took all of five minutes to snip off the alligator clips from the Battery Tender stuff, and pop it together. It even keeps the inline fuse and makes it so you can't mess up the polarity... plus I went to the one over in a Valley Fair mall to make it "exotic"...
The Shack saves the day
Gerbil wasn't enough? Electric butt plugs??? Let us know how the birthday gift was received.
I mean how she took it. No, did she like it? You can be such a pain in the ass sometimes.
If you need a beta tester I believe Walrus would pay you to try it.
On second thought he would probably need the 110 volt model when it comes out.
Probly you already though of it, but ... Be sure to check all your bike's body cavities ... standing water will corrupt.
Like Orville Redenbacher used to say; "do one thing, and do it better than anyone else"........
And it's perfectly normal to have a two foot piece of rope tied to your pet gerbil.....
A video from our Enduro last weekend. This is where I ride regularly. When it gets too cold for riding in Utardia, consider a stop in Texas...only 15 hours away
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This site has near real time satellite imagery to help plan your rides during the big thaw. There's a time slider that allows you to go back a day or however long till you get a shot without clouds.