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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-25-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 15,916
Posted By turkish
In. Paid. ...

In. Paid.

http://turkish.smugmug.com/photos/i-KS8hBGN/0/O/i-KS8hBGN.png
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,682
Posted By turkish
Saw the bike this morning in Rick's garage, and...

Saw the bike this morning in Rick's garage, and it's awesome. It looks like a museum piece, but with a blueprinted engine and a modern suspension, it begs to be ridden properly in the muck.

Not...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-27-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,833
Posted By turkish
In. Last minute, yes, I suck. Gotta be home by...

In. Last minute, yes, I suck. Gotta be home by 9am Sunday. Will bring cash.
Forum: Vendors 06-29-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,276
Views: 224,865
Posted By turkish
I'd also like to buy a Harmonizer, but maybe this...

I'd also like to buy a Harmonizer, but maybe this is a more practical route for now:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Throttle-Body-Syncronization-Shield

It's got four vacuum sensors.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17,537
Views: 1,843,525
Posted By turkish
The new seat is built on the original pan, just...

The new seat is built on the original pan, just like the others. I simply handed James my OEM, since I live nearby. Not sure if you can order without a core exchange--contact James about that.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17,537
Views: 1,843,525
Posted By turkish
New seat from Renazco

Just a heads up to folks that are still using the OEM torture plank... Renazco has a new semi-custom seat that costs less than the existing product and with little or no waiting time. It saved my ass...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-08-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 15,845
Posted By turkish
in.

in.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-12-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 15,845
Posted By turkish
Pajamas? Really?

Pajamas? Really?
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,591
Posted By turkish
An epic ride. Wow. The next beers are on me for...

An epic ride. Wow. The next beers are on me for the full story.

So did you pull out the morphine sulfate for the ride in the truck? :evil
Forum: Asia Pacific 06-30-2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,097
Posted By turkish
Using the same bike in Vietnam and in the other...

Using the same bike in Vietnam and in the other countries probably isn't possible since it's almost impossible to get a bike into VN. I heard one story of "big bikes" riding through, but it was a...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-25-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 40,556
Posted By turkish
That's odd. How did you assemble the clutch? I...

That's odd. How did you assemble the clutch? I had to change the order of the friction rings to get the clutch to work at all (even with brand-new friction rings). There's one ring with a larger ID...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-12-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 40,556
Posted By turkish
The bikes life during the first 88K

Greg et al,

Regarding the 9.48mm shims, at the time I started doing my own valve adjustments, HotCams didn't have a 10mm product (and KTM wanted $400 for an official shim kit), so I went with the...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-07-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 40,556
Posted By turkish
Hi folks. I'm the original owner of Greg's new...

Hi folks. I'm the original owner of Greg's new toy and put 88K of those miles on it. The bike has been back and forth across North America a couple of times and did a lap down to Argentina (and back)...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-06-2010, 06:27 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 40,556
Posted By turkish
Wow, my ears are burning now. :hide

Wow, my ears are burning now. :hide
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 54,100
Posted By turkish
TUbliss rear on a KTM 690

My experience has been :thumb

A friend gave me a TUbliss rear setup to try out. The indication on the liner itself says it's for wheels up to 2.15 inches in width. The 690 rear is 2.5", so I...
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-11-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,733
Posted By turkish
Of the four countries, I'd say that Cambodia is...

Of the four countries, I'd say that Cambodia is probably the cheapest place to buy a decent bike. Laos and Thailand have tax issues that jack up the cost. If money is no object, you can probably buy...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 13,396
Posted By turkish
In. Is there a prize for the goofball who...

In.

Is there a prize for the goofball who traveled farthest to get there? :evil
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,500
Posted By turkish
What an awesome ride! Riding through the bush...

What an awesome ride! Riding through the bush like that takes some huevos. In addition to all the usual singletrack worries (mechanical problem, injury, etc.) you have the added worry of knowing that...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-24-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,163
Posted By turkish
That probably depends more on you than it does on...

That probably depends more on you than it does on the bike. You're probably going to have to deal with parts that are in the process of wearing out (bearings, cables, water pump, etc.). If you feel...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-12-2010, 05:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,727
Posted By turkish
Yup, the 16t is *waaay* better. It doesn't make...

Yup, the 16t is *waaay* better. It doesn't make the bike stall proof though. I guess you'd need a Rekluse for that.

Because of parts unavailability in central america, I actually ran a 16/45 combo...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-12-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,727
Posted By turkish
Unforgiving isn't a term I'd apply to the 950. In...

Unforgiving isn't a term I'd apply to the 950. In a blink of an eye you can be going fast enough to require pretty advanced skills. For instance, the 21" front wheel and soft suspension makes it...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-11-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,878
Posted By turkish
Reusing shims is fine... that what the dealers...

Reusing shims is fine... that what the dealers do. Shims don't wear enough to change their clearance. They do wear off the inked numbers though, so you'll want to use a micrometer to find out what...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-11-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,878
Posted By turkish
thugdog got it right. :thumb A couple of other...

thugdog got it right. :thumb A couple of other thoughts on doing your own valves...

1) It's pretty easy to check the valves since that doesn't require removing the cam bridges.
2) I've been using...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-11-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,394
Posted By turkish
It was a long time ago, and I don't actually...

It was a long time ago, and I don't actually remember what got cut in each cap. You could be right. Next time I get a chance, I'll just pull the left tank and see if it leaks as you suggest.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-10-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,394
Posted By turkish
Ain't got no left vent tube. It's just the open...

Ain't got no left vent tube. It's just the open nipple now. In my case, when the left tank drains, I mean it pumps the fuel over into the right tank, which often overflows.

While riding in very...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-28-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,394
Posted By turkish
:nod What he said. My post-flapendectomy '03...

:nod What he said. My post-flapendectomy '03 still empties the left tank when it's hot. My "fix" is to crack open the left filler cap.
Forum: Orange Crush 01-28-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By turkish
If you're talking about a 950/990, a full set of...

If you're talking about a 950/990, a full set of bearings is gonna be very heavy. The 3rd interior bearing on the rear wheel is a monster.
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,783
Posted By turkish
Dunno. But I remember a "science" experiment from...

Dunno. But I remember a "science" experiment from 5th grade where we immersed 10p nails in various fluids. As I remember, the nail that got dunked in Coke looked worse after a week than one that was...
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,615
Posted By turkish
The iPhone rocks

I've been on the road for more than a year (riding around South America) and think the iPhone is nearly perfect for Adventure Computing(tm). It's unlocked, so I can buy a local SIM card for about $10...
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,783
Posted By turkish
If you're going to Chile, the "Copec" chain of...

If you're going to Chile, the "Copec" chain of gas stations sells a really nice 10 liter tank with a removable filler nozzle. I strap it to my rear rack with two rok straps.

Coke bottles are fine,...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-19-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,620
Posted By turkish
My bike is a '03 950 and I never needed to use...

My bike is a '03 950 and I never needed to use the low octane mode in the states. However, there's some really punky fuel down here in south america. My bike detonates/pings with the wires connected...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-12-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By turkish
Hey Goat, Dunno. I've had a bunch performed,...

Hey Goat,

Dunno. I've had a bunch performed, but usually when I go to a dealer and ask to get current, they say "You're already good to go." When I point out a specific problem, then they'll...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-16-2008, 04:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By turkish
dumping oil into the airbox

My 2003 950 has been dumping oil (mist) out the breather tube and into the front snorkel. When this happened in the past, it was because I overfilled the oil tank. Now it happens even when the bike...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-25-2008, 09:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,394
Posted By turkish
Bs.As. says hello, folks. I had a blast getting...

Bs.As. says hello, folks. I had a blast getting back in the saddle again, even if it was being a passenger. Egregious portions of tri-tip, buffalo wings, beer (and beans) made for a memorable...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2008, 08:44 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,793
Posted By turkish
Hey, I spent a good part of my youth in freakin'...

Hey, I spent a good part of my youth in freakin' Kansas. So I'll call it what a freakin' want to, OK? :D

And another thing, why is it that I'm always the one to go visit you guys, huh? Get that...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2008, 03:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,793
Posted By turkish
I've had crap internet for several weeks, but...

I've had crap internet for several weeks, but finally got to look at all the pics. Yow! Nice ride, boys. I'm jealous and then some.

So does Deaver ever make it out to the west coast any more. Or...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2008, 01:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,793
Posted By turkish
Hey, is that R-Dubb with two arms? I thought he...

Hey, is that R-Dubb with two arms? I thought he was down to one by now. :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2008, 01:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,793
Posted By turkish
I think Tiny's bike should be hung over "the bar"...

I think Tiny's bike should be hung over "the bar" as an ornament. Once it stops smoking, that is.

Not back yet, but I will be at the end of the month.
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2008, 10:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,793
Posted By turkish
Dudes!

I can't believe Tiny's bike actually made the trip. I can smell the garlic bread from here.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-12-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,039
Posted By turkish
I take the 5th.... uh, I mean forget...

I take the 5th.... uh, I mean forget...
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