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Forum: Equipment 09-01-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By desert sky
I think you've picked a good helmet to try out. ...

I think you've picked a good helmet to try out. I have found that off-road and snowmobile helmets cross over but there is nothing like a good dedicated on road helmet.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-31-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,193
Posted By desert sky
We could relocate and start a new thread in the...

We could relocate and start a new thread in the Old's Cool forum. Cut loose entirely from the traction control bunch. The same sentiments from the 950 bunch were probably voiced when the 990 and...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,938
Posted By desert sky
It is awesome to bond with the ride as you have...

It is awesome to bond with the ride as you have done. A fine travel companion that understands you is always a plus. I have to say though when I was your age 40 years ago, a cool big bore adventure...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-14-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,561
Posted By desert sky
The one with the 21" front tire is supposed to...

The one with the 21" front tire is supposed to perform better in the wild.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-25-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,914
Posted By desert sky
Is this a photo of those guys that rode Harleys...

Is this a photo of those guys that rode Harleys from Fairbanks, Alaska to the lower 48 before the Alcan was built, late 30's, very early 40's? True ADVriders, those folks. ds
Forum: Orange Crush 05-11-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By desert sky
Trouble is you can only ride one at a time. I...

Trouble is you can only ride one at a time. I doubt you'll ever need to consider a new bike. Bases covered. ds
Forum: Orange Crush 05-06-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By desert sky
Just remove the ugly, way lame, rear Baja decal. ...

Just remove the ugly, way lame, rear Baja decal. It's just one piece of off white sticker that masks the brilliant white under it. All you need is the cool Special Edition Baja sticker up front. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-04-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By desert sky
What's wrong with Motorx oil?

What's wrong with Motorx oil?
Forum: Orange Crush 05-02-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,731
Posted By desert sky
Not at all crazy. My 990 is set up for the...

Not at all crazy. My 990 is set up for the gravel roads, power lines and deserted stretches of pavement in southern Nevada. My 990 will probably never see much super slab and that's fine for me. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-22-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,271
Posted By desert sky
Glad to see you rode the new and decided to...

Glad to see you rode the new and decided to rebuild the old. My thoughts are if you do any engine work, do it all. I did a valve only job on a high mileage car engine once. With the enhance...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-16-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,047
Posted By desert sky
Jdeks: Keep the trusted and, most importantly,...

Jdeks: Keep the trusted and, most importantly, well-earned-the-right-to-stay 950 and buy an 1190R. The 950 then can live a more serene life while the new colt can perform daily routine riding...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,034
Posted By desert sky
After totally bonding with my 990 during a recent...

After totally bonding with my 990 during a recent Jimmy Lewis class, I tried to ride a 300 Husaberg. Couldn't do it. The bike was too small, too cramped, too weak, too light. Just all wrong. I...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,788
Posted By desert sky
For those that pull trailers, do you link the...

For those that pull trailers, do you link the brakes - bike to trailer? How do you deal with the push from the trailer going into corners, stopping, etc? Lean angles versus trailer push? The...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-14-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By desert sky
Left hand, rear brake. Change the bicycle to...

Left hand, rear brake. Change the bicycle to match the motorcycle, not the other way around. Then when you move up to snowmobiles, you'll be ready. My thoughts anyway. ds
Forum: Orange Crush 04-14-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By desert sky
Agreed. Except in my case it is my 450 EXC that...

Agreed. Except in my case it is my 450 EXC that will go bye bye. The KLR 650 already has. ds
Forum: Orange Crush 04-01-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By desert sky
One other thing, teach yourself to look at least...

One other thing, teach yourself to look at least 100' in front of your front tire at all times scanning the attended route. By doing so, your body will then guide the bike along on an intended,...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-01-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By desert sky
Stand up, grip the bike tight with your knees,...

Stand up, grip the bike tight with your knees, put a light touch on the handlebars and accelerate to the a fore mentioned 3rd gear, keep that rear tire spinning, and you'll do fine. Let the bike...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-01-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,944
Posted By desert sky
Nice and clean, very good results. Thanks. ds

Nice and clean, very good results. Thanks. ds
Forum: Orange Crush 03-31-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,943
Posted By desert sky
Thanks for the kind words. But as we all know,...

Thanks for the kind words. But as we all know, once you define the bike's function, its form follows suit. Thanks, again. ds
Forum: Orange Crush 03-28-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,943
Posted By desert sky
315451 013 990 Adv without the Baja rear...

315451

013 990 Adv without the Baja rear stickers.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-28-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,943
Posted By desert sky
Nothing underneath but nice shiny white plastic. ...

Nothing underneath but nice shiny white plastic. ds
Forum: Orange Crush 03-28-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,943
Posted By desert sky
They are large decals. The bike demanded I...

They are large decals. The bike demanded I remove the decals and the bike looks better. Lame decals anyway. ds
Forum: Orange Crush 03-27-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,181
Posted By desert sky
It is not about mud build up destroying the front...

It is not about mud build up destroying the front fender, it is about the build up of mud in the front fender causing the front wheel to expectantly stop spinning. And then you are on your face. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,170
Posted By desert sky
Buy a trials bike and relish in going slow. One...

Buy a trials bike and relish in going slow. One would get the needed two wheel fix without having to mix with the cars. After reading the OP, I thought this would be my course of action. ds
Forum: Orange Crush 03-11-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,844
Posted By desert sky
The 1190 is certainly better, it is the newest...

The 1190 is certainly better, it is the newest thing. ds
Forum: Orange Crush 03-11-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By desert sky
Wow, when I read your post intro, I thought it...

Wow, when I read your post intro, I thought it was about removing one cylinder, see Buell Blast, and ending up with a 475cc single. That would of been interesting. Other than that, I am of no help...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-12-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,652
Posted By desert sky
http://blog.derestricted.com/wp-content/uploads/20...

http://blog.derestricted.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/bikenstein_ktm_adventure1.jpghttp://http://blog.derestricted.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/bikenstein_ktm_adventure1.jpghttp://http://blog.dere...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-03-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,594
Posted By desert sky
I reckon you should keep the 990, then get the...

I reckon you should keep the 990, then get the 690 when the time comes. Then after the next time cycle get a 350EXC. Bases covered. The 690 can't give you what the 990 can and the 690 can't give...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-25-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,653
Posted By desert sky
X2 on a new drain plug washer. Replace it with...

X2 on a new drain plug washer. Replace it with the genuine deal and tighten the drain plug to specifications. Over tightening will not cure your issue. ds
Forum: Orange Crush 01-12-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,060
Posted By desert sky
Why would anybody run the 908's at speeds over 75...

Why would anybody run the 908's at speeds over 75 mph? 95 mph?
Forum: Orange Crush 12-17-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By desert sky
I took the Baja off road as soon as I got it. ...

I took the Baja off road as soon as I got it. Since it was what was there when my money was, it was what I got. Bonus for me was the lack of ABS and soon to be electronic suspension and traction...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-16-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By desert sky
If you do not have a desire to ride the Adventure...

If you do not have a desire to ride the Adventure in the dirt, there are better bikes to rule the road out there. ds
Forum: Orange Crush 12-14-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,818
Posted By desert sky
The only issue I had with the Rox system was that...

The only issue I had with the Rox system was that it is a bit too wide once installed. Accordingly it didn't quite fit the standard handlebar bend and it wasn't compatible with the Highwaydirtbike...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-10-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,347
Posted By desert sky
It depends if you want traction control and ABS...

It depends if you want traction control and ABS and whatever else the 1190 brings to the table. I'll run the Baja for a while and learn proper throttle and brake control before the next jump. But...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-10-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,596
Posted By desert sky
Noober here, I bought the Baja version (without...

Noober here, I bought the Baja version (without ABS) so I could learn how to brake.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-27-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,382
Posted By desert sky
No F8 for me, I was referring to the shit eat'n...

No F8 for me, I was referring to the shit eat'n grin every time the new Baja is ridden.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-27-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,382
Posted By desert sky
X2.

X2.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-10-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 34,690
Posted By desert sky
My bike and I have a lot to look forward to. The...

My bike and I have a lot to look forward to. The bike looks better with age.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-24-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,344
Posted By desert sky
I just read the magazine article and have a new...

I just read the magazine article and have a new found respect for Mr. Johnson and his company, CJ Designs (I have installed his kick stand relocation kit). Now if he could just mass produce the...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-10-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By desert sky
My favorite ride review statement concerning the...

My favorite ride review statement concerning the 990 Adventure was this from a 2012 Adventure supplement to a Dirt Rider magazine: "The KTM is the most dirt bike-like in feel and the way it acts off...
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