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Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 55,836
Posted By Moto Vaquero
Excellent! Another OSO ride report! :clap ...

Excellent! Another OSO ride report! :clap Looking forward to it but wishing Kelly was there too :cry.
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,694
Posted By Moto Vaquero
Right on guys, diggin the report. The Tour of ID...

Right on guys, diggin the report. The Tour of ID IS on my list.
Forum: Racing 11-12-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 39,837
Posted By Moto Vaquero
Thanks for the updated entry WRK2SURF. I like to...

Thanks for the updated entry WRK2SURF. I like to see the new 449 &< class out there on 350's and even a 2t 250. Before it was a little bogus with the 450 &< class where everyone just rode 450's, the...
Forum: Racing 11-09-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 22,163
Posted By Moto Vaquero
Just excellent reporting Mike. Thanks you very...

Just excellent reporting Mike. Thanks you very much for all of your time and effort to do this, I thoroughly enjoyed following along every days events. :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,689
Posted By Moto Vaquero
Okay, I'm through day 1 and just got called for...

Okay, I'm through day 1 and just got called for dinner but this story is looking great so far SICVIC and I'm definitely IN!
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 71,817
Posted By Moto Vaquero
You're welcome for the tracks. Some friends...

You're welcome for the tracks.
Some friends brought along with them my tires, oil, etc. and I did that in Loreto. Changed oil on the 525 1000 mi later in Gro Negro with oil I bought at an auto parts...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 71,817
Posted By Moto Vaquero
[QUOTE=rnrdozer;25239175]Scott, thanks again for...

[QUOTE=rnrdozer;25239175]Scott, thanks again for posting the tracks through the Garmin adventure site. I've got Baja on the brain pretty bad right now! trying to put together a really challenging...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 71,817
Posted By Moto Vaquero
It looks like some of my Baja brothers have...

It looks like some of my Baja brothers have reactivated the 21 Days thread:thumb.
Ged if you get a chance ride the Malarrimo coast/tracks that I posted, good stuff just ask Big Wan!

That's...
Forum: Racing 10-05-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 39,837
Posted By Moto Vaquero
2014 Baja 1000

The course map is out and it is running to La Paz approx. 1130 miles.
http://score-international.com/2014-baja-1000-course-map/ (http://score-international.com/2014-baja-1000-course-map/)

The...
Forum: Americas 10-05-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,525
Posted By Moto Vaquero
Contingency/tech inspection/partaay

Contingency/tech inspection/partaay
Forum: Americas 10-05-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,525
Posted By Moto Vaquero
Bikes start at 6:00am on Thurs and the TT's start...

Bikes start at 6:00am on Thurs and the TT's start at 12:30pm. Giving that it takes about an hour to get the bikes off the line, that leaves about 5 1/2 hrs padding before the TT's run down...um, I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,484
Posted By Moto Vaquero
"Skankaho" :lol3:lol3:lol3 I likes skankahos...

"Skankaho" :lol3:lol3:lol3 I likes skankahos :killen

Nice RR. I'm going to have to ride Windy Bill one day.
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6,567
Views: 1,329,756
Posted By Moto Vaquero
This Slavens video is the correct way to fill /...

This Slavens video is the correct way to fill / set the fork oil:
http://slavensracing.com/video/suspension-videos/
I set my air gap at 115mm. Most people don't have a fancy adjustable oil sucker...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6,567
Views: 1,329,756
Posted By Moto Vaquero
FYI...those stacks shown above are (I believe)...

FYI...those stacks shown above are (I believe) stock shim stacks. Most people, including myself, find these a little on the stiff side for ordinary riders. Might as well modify those for more comfort...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,969
Posted By Moto Vaquero
That's a lot on info, thanks birdcool. This...

That's a lot on info, thanks birdcool.
This would definitely save some room vs a tent and pad. I would have to weigh that vs having more shelter from rain with a tent and probably better insulation...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,969
Posted By Moto Vaquero
Right on birdcool, looks like you and the pumpkin...

Right on birdcool, looks like you and the pumpkin made it through unscathed. Well done.

I'm a little curious about the choice of the hammock. Did you also bring a tent? What if there are no trees...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 23,697
Posted By Moto Vaquero
"NO DOGS ALLOWED" That is soo wrong! Thanks for...

"NO DOGS ALLOWED" That is soo wrong!
Thanks for putting this RR together Big Dog.
Man, I just love the country up there.
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6,567
Views: 1,329,756
Posted By Moto Vaquero
Sally, Now that you have them all apart, the...

Sally, Now that you have them all apart, the tricky part starts; the shim shuffleing.
This made me chuckle; "It took a few minutes, but we were able to get it loose with 3 of us and a gun."
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,812
Posted By Moto Vaquero
Although I've put collectively about 35k miles...

Although I've put collectively about 35k miles over 12 year on 4 different KTM's with nary a problem with either rear bearings or the countershaft, you have put your bike through a slog of mud. All...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,969
Posted By Moto Vaquero
It's common on KTM's and especially with riders...

It's common on KTM's and especially with riders coming off Japanese bikes that don't need much slack.
You can not compress the rear end enough to get to the tightest point in the stroke. If you can...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,969
Posted By Moto Vaquero
I've been following your progress Birdcool. Good...

I've been following your progress Birdcool. Good to see you back on the trail.
Here's an FYI for you regarding your bike issues: Both the rear wheel bearing wear and counter shaft issues are usually...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,812
Posted By Moto Vaquero
SicVic, I'm looking forward to your RR, quite an...

SicVic, I'm looking forward to your RR, quite an adventure. I like your spirit of "damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead". You got balls bro.
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6,567
Views: 1,329,756
Posted By Moto Vaquero
Sally, let me help you out here with a few steps...

Sally, let me help you out here with a few steps of the fork disassembly process:

1-loosen just the top T-clamp bolts leaving the bottoms tight
2-crack the fork cap loose, there is no preload...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 33,771
Posted By Moto Vaquero
Great ride report :clap Between yours and the...

Great ride report :clap
Between yours and the Wans, I am inspired to do a "21 Days Exploring the Rockies" I'm thinking.
Thanks for that :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 30,814
Posted By Moto Vaquero
This is awesome with you guys coming all the way...

This is awesome with you guys coming all the way across country to take on the Baja Rally :clap.
Umm yah, some of those "desert guys" are pretty...ok, really fast but this is a road book race so...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 71,817
Posted By Moto Vaquero
Yah, Lewis & Clark & Moto Vaquero :super:loco,...

Yah, Lewis & Clark & Moto Vaquero :super:loco, umm... not quite but the spirit of it all is there!

Thanks for the compliments and welcome to ADVrider. You will find a lot of pioneers on here.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-21-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,237
Posted By Moto Vaquero
:tough

:tough
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-21-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,237
Posted By Moto Vaquero
Lenny also wants to know what kind of oil to use...

Lenny also wants to know what kind of oil to use and what is the "best" gear to wear :D

You can thank me later Lenny :beer
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,072
Posted By Moto Vaquero
Radek, this may help to answer your query though...

Radek, this may help to answer your query though it's for a 525:

525 piston:
Type l piston is 94.94mm.
Type ll piston is 94.95mm

That's the difference between a l and ll piston sizes .01mm...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6,567
Views: 1,329,756
Posted By Moto Vaquero
Slavens doesn't service suspension any longer....

Slavens doesn't service suspension any longer. Trail Tricks is long gone to So Am a couple years ago now.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-09-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 44,673
Posted By Moto Vaquero
Looks like a fantastic ride! It's good to...

Looks like a fantastic ride!

It's good to see Jorge's resort is almost finished. What a beautiful setting.

http://whynowthen.smugmug.com/Other/Summer-2014/i-2J3nC39/0/L/20140517_133356-L.jpg...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-08-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By Moto Vaquero
This sounds like the way to go. Got any pics of...

This sounds like the way to go. Got any pics of them mounted?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-07-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By Moto Vaquero
Thanks Psycho. Are the smc forks the same...

Thanks Psycho.

Are the smc forks the same as the mxc/exc forks other than the mods/springs that shorten them? In other words, what does it take to get the 320mm forks to 280mm?

You must have...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-07-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,072
Posted By Moto Vaquero
Radek, Get ahold of DJH on ktmtalk. He does good...

Radek, Get ahold of DJH on ktmtalk. He does good head work and lives in Wash. not too far from you I think.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-07-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By Moto Vaquero
Yah, I see the issue with the shorter upper...

Yah, I see the issue with the shorter upper tubes, the wider space between the T-clamps combined with more fork travel causing the tire to bottom on the fender. Even if you shorten the amount of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-06-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By Moto Vaquero
450/525 forks on 990r

Will the 48mm open chamber forks found on most ktm dirt bikes work on a 2011/2012 990r to increase the travel? Planning on a high fender and single disc brake anyways.
Obviously will need heavier...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-04-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,531
Posted By Moto Vaquero
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the 690 is a...

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the 690 is a bad bike, it just doesn't fill the void that adv riders are looking for that a 790/890 in adv and R models would/will. Remember, it comes down to sales...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-04-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,531
Posted By Moto Vaquero
The 690 is the red headed step child, it just...

The 690 is the red headed step child, it just doesn't fit in. It's not a good adv bike and not a good dirt bike.

Both the Lc4 and Lc8 platforms are antiquated with the Lc8 just too big & heavy...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-02-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,531
Posted By Moto Vaquero
The writing has been on the wall on this. KTM...

The writing has been on the wall on this. KTM bumped the 990 for the 1190 leaving a BIG HOLE in their line up (by design).
I foresee, in my orange crystal ball, an adv and an R model in a 790 v-twin...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,316
Posted By Moto Vaquero
:earStarting off interesting! I know your buddy...

:earStarting off interesting! I know your buddy was f'n cold!
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