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Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 20,910
Posted By motolocopat
Great, Enjoy it... As someone who...

Great, Enjoy it...


As someone who ran motorcycle tours through the Andes of Ecuador for years the best single piece of advice I can give is to never assume that the just because you haven't...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-05-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,683
Posted By motolocopat
You seem like you have halve a brain, certainly...

You seem like you have halve a brain, certainly more than the average squids you see riding in their shorts on the rear wheel. I can understand Pop's concern but IF you approach this seriously...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-18-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By motolocopat
Simple

If it is titled as a 2013 then it is a 2013..


Not sure... wait until you go to sell it...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-18-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By motolocopat
If you lubed it up upon install I'd say that they...

If you lubed it up upon install I'd say that they have slipped into place.
An inspection should confirm this and while visually inspecting I'd spray a soap solution around the bead and check for...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-18-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By motolocopat
Sounds like a great trip!

Sounds like a great trip!
Forum: Orange Crush 04-18-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,698
Posted By motolocopat
When I was running around Ecuador doing tours...

When I was running around Ecuador doing tours their I found it pretty inexpensive to get things repaired, buy new replacement parts was another story though.
Did you just go out and buy a new...
Forum: Beasts 12-27-2012, 04:09 AM
Replies: 21,197
Views: 3,721,818
Posted By motolocopat
Mostly a set of Brass Balls I can guarantee...

Mostly a set of Brass Balls

I can guarantee you that any full sized Harley was a handfull on that road
Forum: Orange Crush 12-27-2012, 02:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By motolocopat
+1 I think the only difference are things that...

+1
I think the only difference are things that won't matter in the case of protection/luggage
Forum: Asia 12-27-2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 37,004
Posted By motolocopat
Singapore Adventure

Hello Everyone!
I hope to be joining you in Singapore if I get past the final hurdles with a company there.
It would be a longer term position and would involve travel in the surrounding contries....
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2012, 02:37 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,216
Posted By motolocopat
Good to go

OK if you rode a dirt bike as a kid and were comfortable riding the wheels off of it then you should be able to handle something like the Shiver assuming you ride it with the respect it deserves.
...
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2012, 03:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,216
Posted By motolocopat
VERY First Bike?

If you are looking at it for your VERY first bike, or more accuratly, the first motorycle you have ridden, I highly suggest that you get some experience on something that you can fall on... a dirt...
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 4,064
Views: 503,036
Posted By motolocopat
What type of adjustability (Compression/Rebound)...

What type of adjustability (Compression/Rebound) does the stock suspension have Front/Rear?
If it is not fully adjustable does the aftermarket offer some drop in kits that make it fully adjustable?...
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4,064
Views: 503,036
Posted By motolocopat
Suspension

Is Suspension a Farkle?
Looking for what can be done to upgrade the suspension on these XC800.
I understand it is a weak point.. currently considering getting a XC800 if I get a job in Singapore.....
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 21,197
Views: 3,721,818
Posted By motolocopat
You must have worked for Microsoft :rofl ...

You must have worked for Microsoft :rofl

I'm sorry .. just couldn't resist
Forum: Orange Crush 11-10-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,560
Posted By motolocopat
wish I knew sooner

After 4 sons and $XXX,XXX.xx spent raising them now I find out I could have bought more bikes (for me) if I would had ridden more:freaky Who'd of thunk it
Forum: Orange Crush 02-04-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 26,761
Posted By motolocopat
Just saw this and awfully glad that things are...

Just saw this and awfully glad that things are better.

My thoughts and prayers that they stay that way and continue to improve.

Take care of yourself, you have been an invaluable and highly...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-10-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,411
Posted By motolocopat
I suspect that your idea and mine of riding a...

I suspect that your idea and mine of riding a motorcycle to it's potential are quiet different.....
If you were doing this hen what you would want is a pair of Woody's 17" wheels on your SE.

I...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-05-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 981
Posted By motolocopat
"Event is operated under permit from the...

"Event is operated under permit from the Stanislaus National Forest and limited to 100 riders"

If it is trure that it is a limited event and conducted on trails/roads that aren't normally...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-10-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,686
Posted By motolocopat
Should just make the exhasut system last forever,...

Should just make the exhasut system last forever, inside coated with oil..... have you ever seen a 2 stroke with a rusted exhaust system?
Forum: Orange Crush 08-10-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,180
Posted By motolocopat
Italians also Guess I should get me a...

Italians also

Guess I should get me a relocation kit /-:
Forum: Orange Crush 08-10-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,720
Posted By motolocopat
South America is the same for all countries I'm...

South America is the same for all countries I'm familiar with..... In Ecuador there is about a %50 import tax and then the good old VAT tax of %12. suddenly a $10,000 bike costs $16,200. Ecuador is...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-21-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,750
Posted By motolocopat
Don't Worry

Practice is always good so get out there and to it and an open parking lot where you don't have to worry about dropping it and getting run over is ideal.

I will say this though, after 5 or so...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-19-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,882
Posted By motolocopat
GREAT THREAD! I'm in Glen Rose right on HWY 67...

GREAT THREAD!
I'm in Glen Rose right on HWY 67 and FM 205 & Paluxy River. Roads are pretty well can't miss as long as I head north or south and stay within about a 30 miles wide east to west lane...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-19-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,503
Posted By motolocopat
Maybe it's time for you guys to have your on...

Maybe it's time for you guys to have your on little Tea Party

England is pretty much like most third world countries, they tax the hell out of any and everything that someone with two bits to rub...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-19-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,118
Posted By motolocopat
Closer to 20 pounds is more like it without...

Closer to 20 pounds is more like it without getting into lots of $$
Forum: Orange Crush 07-19-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,184
Posted By motolocopat
The 350 EXC will be a sweet bike as it should...

The 350 EXC will be a sweet bike as it should have enough power to run decenty at altitiude, with a six speed it will do transitions from trail to trail down the highways fine and on a tough trail or...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,811
Posted By motolocopat
Get something that you can take to the dirt and...

Get something that you can take to the dirt and slide and jump and drop and flip all without much damage to yourself or the bike. Once you ride it without thinking about shifting/braking/accelerating...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,515
Posted By motolocopat
I'd get the Adventure R and keep your 450R for...

I'd get the Adventure R and keep your 450R for the tight stuff.
The adventure would be a better choice for hauling book/laptops and nubile college girls on the back of up to your spot in the...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,294
Posted By motolocopat
Head2Wind kit.. Just installed one on my 950 as...

Head2Wind kit..
Just installed one on my 950 as it had started to miss due to my neglect and since I was going into the carbs anyhow I figured I'd spend the cash to get the kit since they are so...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,216
Posted By motolocopat
Sometime in the dark .... well see it in our...

Sometime in the dark .... well see it in our dreams:1drink
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,216
Posted By motolocopat
Should be here way before you can wear out that...

Should be here way before you can wear out that SMT!

I think that those SMT are probably the best bike out there for someone that is going to ride Highway/Blacktop/City Streets/Rough Roads...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-14-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,666
Posted By motolocopat
A search for sparkplugs brought me to this thread...

A search for sparkplugs brought me to this thread ...
didn't find what I was looking for but I have decided that the Canadians are .... daff... perhaps ignorant and gullible is a better...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-13-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,176
Posted By motolocopat
That would get the OP back on his cruisers in a...

That would get the OP back on his cruisers in a hurry!

Why not pick up a used, from wherever or a new from dealer, heat shield then have it ceramic coated and then swap out, that way you don't...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-13-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 758
Posted By motolocopat
Then your best bet is to go to the dealer... ...

Then your best bet is to go to the dealer...

If you look around enough and ask enough questions then you should be able to find a tune for your bike that someone who is respected within the KTM...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-13-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,119
Posted By motolocopat
Setup the rear springload as you should have,...

Setup the rear springload as you should have, chunk in some heavier springs in the front ... even though someone advised against just this.... then see how she does.

The Scotts Stabilizer is the...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-13-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,925
Posted By motolocopat
I just bought castrol GTX 10-40 for 4$ a quart...

I just bought castrol GTX 10-40 for 4$ a quart and used the savings over the Motorex Black Gold to buy Bike Bling...
Figured that mine might only go 60-80K miles versus 80-90K for a motorex running...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-13-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10,486
Views: 2,179,349
Posted By motolocopat
Head2Wind Jet Kit

Installed a Head2WInd jet kit.
Just a short ride so far but it certainly runs clean and strong. Settles into idle quickly from cold, Virtually no popping on decel.
I had sort of neglected "The...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-12-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,345
Posted By motolocopat
Something is wrong with your bike if a change in...

Something is wrong with your bike if a change in exhaust cans accefts your shifting...... or maybe :1drink

I'd suspect that there is some little tuning/synchroninzing setup that is not just...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 30,598
Posted By motolocopat
Nice!

Nice report.
Who has gone down there lately?
Is it as safe as in 2007, or at least relatively so?

For some reason I'd rather take a bunch of Inmates opinions rather than the State...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-29-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,504
Posted By motolocopat
Fanny Pack or Belt

WHile guiding on tours I would allways just get a small camera pouch that strapped onto my belt/fannypack. When it is real rough and standing up then this is probably one of the smoothest areas on...
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