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Forum: Orange Crush 07-26-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 936
Posted By Oldebonz
Hand guards

Not very!Mine cracked "0"mph drop,saved lever though,maybe one use??
Forum: Orange Crush 06-04-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,436
Posted By Oldebonz
Smack the float bowls with the plastic handle of...

Smack the float bowls with the plastic handle of a screw driver first,might just be stuck float,happened occasionally on older bikes,especially if sitting for a while,worth a try before dismantling...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-04-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,231
Posted By Oldebonz
Have one on my 990,-5",I'd rather get full...

Have one on my 990,-5",I'd rather get full airflow than the buffeting.Long distance the Cee Bailey goes on and all is well with the world.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-25-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By Oldebonz
Very nice!If anyone is contemplating Vintage...

Very nice!If anyone is contemplating Vintage Cross Country with AHRMA this is very typical of what you will be riding!::clap
Forum: Orange Crush 05-13-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By Oldebonz
Windscreen

Last summer did Cincinnati to New Mexico to Colorado and back with the lower of the two Cee Bailey screens.Quite comfortable,little buffeting,good protection,optics.2012 990 Adv.Didn't really get in...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-11-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,780
Posted By Oldebonz
Boxes

Don't think you'll be disappointed with Happy Trails set up.Several sizes available,I have Cascade,held all I needed for 2 week trip to Colorado and back.Convenient,strong,didn't get in the way on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,928
Posted By Oldebonz
Thumbs down Deer

Deal with many in SW Ohio,don't breathe a sigh of relief if you miss one….they usually have others following,usually a bigger Buck during mating season chasing several does.Been there done that thank...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-06-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,226
Posted By Oldebonz
990 A vs R

Bought a 2012 Adventure 1 1/2 yrs ago after trying both. The R version which I really wanted was just too tall for me even though I ride a taller 640 LC4.I just knew I would have many embarrassing...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-06-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By Oldebonz
Orange Devil 37 I'm in Cincinnati ,too.(Ross)...

Orange Devil 37 I'm in Cincinnati ,too.(Ross) Have a 990 Adv,640 LC4,Bultaco Metralla,250 Ducati Mach 1,Honda 350 vintage road racer,Rokon 2WD,contact me at bobmerkel1225@aol.com to BS or ride,etc if...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-03-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,993
Posted By Oldebonz
I have only had great,fast service from them,will...

I have only had great,fast service from them,will definitely order again from them.:wink:
Forum: Orange Crush 03-23-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By Oldebonz
oil leak

My new 990Adv (2012) had ugly leak at 1500 mi. on long trip,kept check on oil and took it back to dealer,proved to be nothing more than a bad sealing ring on cam chain tensioner cover.Covered on...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-15-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,086
Posted By Oldebonz
Throttle cables

For what it's worth,KTM Twins has a set of longer cables in their online list of farkle dreams!:lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 03-13-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,825
Posted By Oldebonz
Feel the same way as Rodney on 2nd page,have a...

Feel the same way as Rodney on 2nd page,have a 2012 990 Adv,have about 6,000 miles on it,about 1,000 on dirt roads,gravel in NM and CO.Never was intrusive when I forgot to turn it off on dirt but did...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-13-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,179
Posted By Oldebonz
To reinforce; Hot air guns and freezers make...

To reinforce; Hot air guns and freezers make damned near everything easier on motorcycles!:clap
Forum: Orange Crush 03-07-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,157
Posted By Oldebonz
Talking Lots of proper info,the Motion Pro really works...

Lots of proper info,the Motion Pro really works for bead breaking,lube,lube,lube,MUST get bead deep into center of rim opposite of where you are levering,put a little air into tube to keep from...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-03-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,106
Posted By Oldebonz
Front brake disc

When I roadraced my LC4 with 17"wheels I had a considerably larger diameter rotor that came from KTM,and a different brake caliper mount.It was almost as big as the 17" rim inner diameter! Single...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By Oldebonz
Single or twin?

I have a 2002 LC4,8,000 mi,motor never touched,has been trouble free,11.8" travel,works just as well as a KLR orDR650 on the road,runs circles around them in the dirt,almost as well as the 450's at...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By Oldebonz
I live in Ross,have had and have dual purpose...

I live in Ross,have had and have dual purpose singles,990 Adv. call me if you want,might be able to help! Bob 513-505-2182:1drink
Forum: Orange Crush 01-13-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,690
Posted By Oldebonz
seat

Rode my '12 990 Adventure from Cincinnati,Ohio to New Mexico,then lots of dirt and roads in Colorado and back on stock seat no big problems but occasional numb nuts relieved by standing a few...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-22-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,651
Posted By Oldebonz
Screen and mirrors

Going to get a stubby on my 990,IMS makes a swivel mirror extender,have 2 on my 990,one on my LC4,they allow a better rear view,can be swiveled inward for tight trails and will simply swivel in in a...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-29-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,759
Posted By Oldebonz
CJ sidestand relocator most important,also had...

CJ sidestand relocator most important,also had Weld 86,Cj seems much stronger,Weld 86 skid plate and Moose Bar-hand protectors(stock ones all plastic,good for ONE fall) will keep your bike safe from...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 70,708
Posted By Oldebonz
Dental Care

As a Dentist that has to try to correct and often remove some of the most bodged,ill thought out work with complete disregard for physics and biological principles,I wish you luck!Be careful,there...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-22-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,341
Posted By Oldebonz
Thumb CJ Designs sidestand relocator strongest and...

CJ Designs sidestand relocator strongest and farthest removed from cases,VERY durable I weigh 280 and routinely mount and dismount like a horse!Weld 86 skid plate has taken major bashes w/o more than...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-18-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 911
Posted By Oldebonz
splitting cases

Haven't had need to split any of my KTM's but Pep Boys has a Kawasaki brand impact driver rechargeable that will get anything off,many times using your hand instead of special holder tools.A penny...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-18-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,689
Posted By Oldebonz
Boots

Fly short adventure boots! Cheap,very well made,supportive,waterproof,comfortable,easy to get into,3 latches,short enough to wear large knee brace with,$100.00 on ebay,hard to beat considering!:lol3
Forum: Trip Planning 10-08-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,505
Posted By Oldebonz
Thumb Museum

If in Germany,don't miss Zweirad Museum in Neckersulm by the Audi Factory,well worth the visit!
Forum: Orange Crush 09-17-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,713
Posted By Oldebonz
Motel 6 at north end of town by Perkins? IHOP?...

Motel 6 at north end of town by Perkins? IHOP? clean,reasonable with nice pool.Must see Musselman,walk over don't ride over it(some braver souls do!) Many miles of riding that any dual sport rider...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-16-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,504
Posted By Oldebonz
Panniers

Put Happy Trail Cascade aluminum panniers on my 2013 Adventure,couldn't be happier! Narrower than all the others,unobtrusive,hauled all my stuff easily for 2 week,4500mile trek including dirt trails...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-04-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,481
Posted By Oldebonz
Hard bags

Cascade Happy Trails,did 5,000mi 3 week trip from Ohio to NM,Colorado all over and back,carried all I needed,probably too much,never needed more,well made,no problems,much easier to mount/dismount...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-09-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,938
Posted By Oldebonz
Wind Buffeting

I put the next to tallest Cee Bailey windscreen on for a trip across the country,horrible winds through Oklahoma,Texas East Colorado and Kansas.Made the trip much more tolerable than the stock...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-08-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 16,177
Posted By Oldebonz
How about a NEW 2012 990 Adv,1st noticed at about...

How about a NEW 2012 990 Adv,1st noticed at about 1000mi on trip to CO,noticed a little weep at rear cylinder base gasket joint,after 1500mi,an ugly puddle developed under shifter.Ran perfectly for...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-08-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By Oldebonz
Not so sure myself.I have a 2002 640 LC4 and a...

Not so sure myself.I have a 2002 640 LC4 and a very recent new 2012 990 Adventure.Just returned from a 4800 mile jaunt from Cincinnati,OH to Madrid NM to and through nearly all of SW Colorado,road...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-22-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Oldebonz
Rubber sheath is a tight fit against starter,kill...

Rubber sheath is a tight fit against starter,kill control box when turned upside down.Slide it over cables before tightening the 2 8mm head nuts holding the 2 halves together. Also plug the drain...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-22-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,779
Posted By Oldebonz
I used to have DAN(Divers Alert Network)...

I used to have DAN(Divers Alert Network) insurance coverage when I was scuba diving,was supposed to cover air transport from dive boats,islands if you got bent or bit,was also supposed to cover any...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-22-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By Oldebonz
Crash bars

Motechs look neat and substantial,I have a 2012 Adventure with stock KTM crash bars.Did a dumb maneuver in a gas station the other day,glasses were fogged and I got a little out of shape and went...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-09-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 44,415
Posted By Oldebonz
Make sure you can remove axle nuts,pinch...

Make sure you can remove axle nuts,pinch bolts,any nuts,bolts screws you MIGHT need to remove with the tools you are carrying.Many are very tight,loctighted, corroded,etc.Often the tool kit tools and...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-05-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,508
Posted By Oldebonz
KTM-parts.com

I have ALWAYS had excellent delivery of parts from the West Virginia dealer.Fast,reliable,good prices,If I was closer,I'd do service there.They even gave me a nice discount on all my race parts(17"...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,386
Posted By Oldebonz
625 Supermoto off road

As long as it's not muddy and you don't think it's a MX bike.Should be OK.Super Moto racers do it all the time.I got by on my LC4 with 17" wheels and road race,minimum tread tires on dirt ,gravel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 49,224
Posted By Oldebonz
Perfect bike?

Hasn't been made yet!Ran out of space talking about the KTM LC4.If you are in the west it is marvelous.Will cruise easily at 75-85 mph and will still go about anywhere in rocky,hilly,sandy terrain...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 49,224
Posted By Oldebonz
Do everything lighter adventure bike

Have a tale to tell about what I consider to be the best bike I've owned,my 2002 KTM 640 LC4.Bought it new in Ohio at KRW cycles.Having always riding smaller pure enduro bikes I was intimidated by...
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