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Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by a.c.e., Apr 17, 2019.
Bike looks really slim without an exhaust.....
Between the muddy water in the exhaust and the rear bag, the bike added about 100lbs. Had to cut the bag off underneath to have a chance of lifting it after trying about 5 times and re-dropping it in the water. I was literally at the northern tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula on Michigan's Upper Peninsula trying to reach the old Rocket Range. As I was alone in the middle of nowhere, I was darned happy to hear the engine crank and blow a half gallon of muddy water out of the exhaust. KTM did a good job on the design of the airbox and the snorkels under the seat. I had about a teaspoon of muddy water drain from the airbox, and nothing on the engine side of the air filter.
And that should end the experiment with giant rear bags and Karoo 3s alone in the mud hahahaha
Glad it worked out.. time for some knobbies and some wolfman enduro saddle bags...
Wrong. Adventure is only found in a Starbucks parking lot. Everyone knows this.
There must be more hookers and bacon in the parking lot of your Starbucks than mine.
So here's the rest of the story. Hauled 4 bikes up from Alabama - trials bike to ride a trials event east of Grand Rapids with my son and daughter-in-law, adventure bike to hit the UP alone while my kids worked during the week, then 2 dirtbikes to ride Tomahawk single track near Petoskey the following weekend with my kids and my son-in-law who was flying up the following weekend.
I had recently had some severe sleep and "out of breath" issues during 3 weeks of riding in Colorado over the summer. It became so bad, I had to leave after two weeks. My daughter (a nurse) has me checked out 6 ways from Sunday, that ends up, after an endoscopy and colonoscopy, with me at a cardiologist for a stress test and electrocardiogram.
So, I'm driving to Michigan with all these bikes, and I get a call from the cardiologist - "Please don't be alarmed, but we have a suspicion that you may have an aneurism in your heart. How soon can you get here for a CT Scan?" I said "about 2 weeks".
When I was wrestling that bike out of the mud, I was thinking to myself, "so this is where it ends . . . about as far away south to north from lower Alabama as I can possibly get!". The good news was I had my Garmin Inreach on, so my wife could find and retrieve what was left after the wolves and bears got their shares.
It was definitely an adventure.
There's Hookers and Bacon in the parking lots of Starbucks?!
I can hardly wait to get my 790!!!
Glad you made it home and hope all is well, what did they find?
Hopefully it was just the thin air.
Don't know yet. The CT Scan has been delayed until the 28th. In-between then and now, I'm headed back up to Michigan this weekend to help my kids pack up to move (being transferred to Houston), and then the next weekend I'm doing the 58K trials event at Trials Training Center. I'd rather go out having fun than sitting in a chair worrying about it.
Dang. Good luck.
Had a nice autumn trip here in SWE, probably the last for this season as it's already -4 C in the mornings now.
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Lemme know if your kids need good ideas on areas to stay in, unless they've already got that figured out.
Snowq, that first photo needs to be a book cover.
“Wherever it Takes Me “ nice!
@Snowq , awesome fall photos! That first one looks right out of a 1980's nature magazine or something, until you pan down to the ultramodern adv bike.
And you'll have to explain what appears to be an 2nd tank bag hanging off the rear, upper Mosko bag.
Cheers Trauma, That "2nd tank bag" is the rear end of the 'beaver tail' as Mosko calls it, it hugs the drygbag and latches on to a couple of straps in the front.
Nifty storage for quick-access stuff.
No way. It looks like a tank bag from that photo. too funny. Yea, I have the BC40 bag with the beaver tail. Yours almost looks like it isn't flat like mine, but has a pouch built into it. Smart.
That's the Reckless 40 saddlebag system, and apparently unlike the pannier system, this beavertail does, in fact, have a nice little padded and fleece lined pouch. MM suggests its a nice place to store your goggles.