Orangecicle v2.0: My KTM Basel 690 Quest story

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Orangecicle, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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    A small new addition to the Orangecicle. My old analogue tester met an unfortunate end.

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  2. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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    Exploring Iowa backroads today, and I come across this. And my wife thinks I have issues. Pfffft. :lol3

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  3. VittoXVIII

    VittoXVIII Adventurer

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    That's brilliant
  4. Orangecicle

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    450 Rally Porn from Eddie Meek’s Facebook page.

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  5. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT bring the rape whistle

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    wow look t the size of that piston!

    i have a radio shack tester that looks ALOT like that one,,, 20 yrs old and works perfectly, hopefully yours will be the same.
  6. Dualsport4ever

    Dualsport4ever Been here awhile

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    LOL. With nice large handles for easier install. :lol3
  7. Orangecicle

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    It’s my prototype for the future KTM 6690.

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  8. Orangecicle

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    Day trippin' up the Des Moines River with @TrailGoat.

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  9. TrailGoat

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    It was a great ride, thanks.
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  10. Orangecicle

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    Dualsport4ever Been here awhile

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    "Rally Porn" is always appreciated. My wife always found it funny I would whip my head around while out and about to get a better look at passing motorcycles if various types. She commented on more than one occasion "Why can't you be normal like other men and just ogle women?":lol3. I see I'm not alone in the Orangecicle universe.
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  13. Orangecicle

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  14. Orangecicle

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    Must do:

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  15. Orangecicle

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  16. rattis

    rattis Long timer

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    I'm talented enough to be able to oogle both women and bikes ;-D, but way too chicken and not talented enough to do any rally porn.
    I had a discussion the other day with a mate about riding a bike and having sex, and though a good fuck is awesome, a nice long day in the saddle on new roads
    beats it.
    And it lasts longer.....
  17. DirtJack

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    Pretty amazing how much the bikes have changed since that year.
  18. Orangecicle

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  19. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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    I finally figured out one of those nagging tool issues I've had forever. I've been searching for a portable chain tool for a long time. The big Motion Pro PBR chain tool seems great, but it also seems like overkill in terms of price and size. It's a shop tool and not a travel tool.

    I stopped by MotoSports to see what they have, and they had this Motion Pro chain breaker on the shelf.

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    For about $25, it is the perfect chain breaker, but it's not really designed for pressing pins back in. I asked the guys in the shop, and they showed me in the back that this is the tool they use to install new chains. All they do is add a bolt in the hole that's normally used to press out the pins. This keeps the new pin in while the tool mushrooms the other end of the pin. I bought the tool and then found a Kriega elevator type bolt in my bolt bin to complete this bit of kit. In reality, I probably won't need to press in a pin on the trail, as you would likely use a clip link for that. Regardless, I'm ready for anything.

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  20. DirtJack

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    I've carried a similar tool (from an Australian Inmate) for about 10 years and never used it (on the trail). It has worked well for me to prevent chain failures on the road. :D

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