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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-28-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 1,060
Views: 340,563
Posted By desertkev
Superduke is mine, sadly the lovely Discus is...

Superduke is mine, sadly the lovely Discus is not.

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q112/desertkev/NFandWA_zps14050743.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 185,682
Posted By desertkev
Maybe I missed the post, but what do you intend...

Maybe I missed the post, but what do you intend to do with a 1290 with a tall suspension? I have been down the road of trying to make bikes into something that they are not and just wondering what...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-29-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,098
Posted By desertkev
This is from one of the guys over at...

This is from one of the guys over at superduke.net. Makes me want to get married just so I can have this cake.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-29-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3,829
Views: 863,952
Posted By desertkev
New Mexico 117 “The Narrows” in the El Malpais...

New Mexico 117 “The Narrows” in the El Malpais National Monument.

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q112/desertkev/10440843_10152559164098293_7015253785386530627_n_zps6538f09d.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,261
Posted By desertkev
This is a very good website to do some of that...

This is a very good website to do some of that kind of research. I don't even sit on a motorbike till I check the seat height and knee bend due to my knee replacements.
http://cycle-ergo.com/
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 252,461
Posted By desertkev
Thanks Guys! Just a friendly visit with a New...

Thanks Guys! Just a friendly visit with a New Hampshire local, after running me in the system I was on my way to a week in Vermont. Very surprised he didn't zing me, I really deserved it that time.
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 252,461
Posted By desertkev
Thanks Kawasakirob, it was! Did the seat, made a...

Thanks Kawasakirob, it was! Did the seat, made a custom mount for bags, and dropped the pegs a bit and it was perfect. At 65-70 MPH the wind is just enough to keep the pressure off my wrists. It is...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 252,461
Posted By desertkev
From a few years ago when I did 9K across...

From a few years ago when I did 9K across America. I am hearing the calling again..

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q112/desertkev/636ac273-74f1-4ce9-a46a-ec5b6575598c_zpsa06035b1.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-15-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3,731
Views: 735,793
Posted By desertkev
Did this ride a few years ago on my Superduke...

Did this ride a few years ago on my Superduke when my health was much better. This is the more enthusiastic moments of the journey, I did the ride to visit the other groups involved in our...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-08-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 889
Views: 113,084
Posted By desertkev
This was a ridiculously lucky shot I got last...

This was a ridiculously lucky shot I got last year.

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q112/desertkev/430100_10150626860848293_728099450_n_zps20f172e8.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-10-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 222,902
Posted By desertkev
Yep, if you have one for your car you can get one...

Yep, if you have one for your car you can get one for your motorbike. Have one on my 350 because I need those good parking spaces in the middle of the Sonora desert..
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3,065
Views: 461,924
Posted By desertkev
Hi Everetto, I had a serious issue with starting...

Hi Everetto, I had a serious issue with starting my 350 until I thought about the advice from the IT Crowd.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p85xwZ_OLX0

If the engine is cold I try starting it...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-05-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 164,551
Posted By desertkev
The final days of my 9k jaunt across America....

The final days of my 9k jaunt across America. Tucumcari NM on RT 66

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q112/desertkev/278707_10150277444533293_4442899_o_zpscd6e8da0.jpg...
Forum: Vendors 07-02-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,103
Posted By desertkev
I have a feeling that tonight I will get 50 votes...

I have a feeling that tonight I will get 50 votes and pull off the comeback of the century..
Seriously though, I vote for Ohpyramida.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-30-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 205,938
Posted By desertkev
I did a 9k mile journey a couple of years ago on...

I did a 9k mile journey a couple of years ago on my Superduke, after a long day of pushing I made it safely to my sisters home in Maryland.

...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3,065
Views: 461,924
Posted By desertkev
Got mine with 2.8 hours on it, nice 80 gentleman...

Got mine with 2.8 hours on it, nice 80 gentleman bought it and on his first ride with what he calls his "geezer riding club" went down on sandy washboard. A small 5mm stress mark in left tank...
Forum: Vendors 06-27-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,103
Posted By desertkev
Will do CPR. Since I am a noob with no idea who...

Will do CPR. Since I am a noob with no idea who has contributed to the forums and how I was saving my vote till all the stories were in. Like your first rule bullet reads, it is about the most...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-24-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,860
Posted By desertkev
Do you use it in your singles too Reno?

Do you use it in your singles too Reno?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-20-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,523
Posted By desertkev
I have one of these on my Superduke and it was...

I have one of these on my Superduke and it was amazing on my 9k mile trip a couple of summers ago. I am 120 pounds with a boney butt and not once was my butt bugging me during the journey. I am...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-20-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By desertkev
Completely agree DSMB, I did both building up the...

Completely agree DSMB, I did both building up the seat and lowering the pegs on my Superduke. Huge difference!

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q112/desertkev/sd14.jpg...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-20-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By desertkev
Thank you guys very much for the insight, I will...

Thank you guys very much for the insight, I will be VERY cautious when using the inserts.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-19-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By desertkev
Thanks for the reply Rodney! Have a set on the...

Thanks for the reply Rodney! Have a set on the way thanks to another generous inmate. Long live orange!

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q112/desertkev/20130607_122444_zpsf8ab5db7.jpg...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-19-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By desertkev
Footpeg rubber question

Hi Orange folks,
Does anyone know if the rubber foot peg inserts which come with most of the big KTMs fit into a new 350/500 foot peg? It is a different model number. I have a 350 and want to do...
Forum: Vendors 06-17-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,103
Posted By desertkev
Thank you Brajole and zmotomann for the votes.

Thank you Brajole and zmotomann for the votes.
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,503
Posted By desertkev
I would be very curious to see what 670 of steady...

I would be very curious to see what 670 of steady miles would do to a brand new 500. That is a bad ass way of breaking it in and getting use to it. I say ship it or steal a pickup truck unless you...
Forum: Vendors 06-16-2013, 02:20 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,103
Posted By desertkev
I will get in on the fun, About five years...

I will get in on the fun,
About five years ago while on my Bonnie T-100 I met a guy with a 640 Adventure. Up till that point I was a typical U.S. street rider who had never heard of KTM. I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-11-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 222,902
Posted By desertkev
Sadly when I did this ride I was a cheap motel...

Sadly when I did this ride I was a cheap motel gypsy, either that or stayed with those I have met over the years through my 501c3 non-profit. Next time it will be great to meet ADVRiders during the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-08-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 222,902
Posted By desertkev
My Superduke in the middle of a 9k mile journey...

My Superduke in the middle of a 9k mile journey across America.

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q112/desertkev/2cc84cb6-fa2e-4085-a3cd-8b72e454e0db_zpsceaf4512.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,643
Posted By desertkev
Thanks Tiger, I know what you mean about it...

Thanks Tiger,
I know what you mean about it being a pretty motorbike, I drove with a friend 630 miles each way after seeing a picture of it. It looks really damn good in the garage.. I am asking...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,643
Posted By desertkev
The guy I bought my 625 SMC from tried to do a...

The guy I bought my 625 SMC from tried to do a convert with the stock rims to keep up with his dirt buddies on trails and fire fire roads, he tried some really weird tire combos.. He found...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-15-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,335
Posted By desertkev
Yes it is killing me! You don't know how much you...

Yes it is killing me! You don't know how much you like something till its gone. The strange thing is that it happened right after I posted my 625 SMC for sale on SD.net, at first I thought I was...
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