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Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By kingrj
You will have to have a MINIMUM fuel range of 220...

You will have to have a MINIMUM fuel range of 220 miles. The first gas station after Rawlings, WY is Bolder, WY which is just outside of Pinedale. It was exactly 220 miles on my odometer.. If that...
Forum: Americas 03-21-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 930
Posted By kingrj
As a former owner of a DL650 and a current owner...

As a former owner of a DL650 and a current owner of a 690 Enduro R...Sell the 690 and buy a DL 650.. You CAN do 10,000 miles of pavement on the 690 but why would you want too? DL MUCH more...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 21,774
Views: 2,623,209
Posted By kingrj
I have a 2014 690 ER and at just about sea level...

I have a 2014 690 ER and at just about sea level normal highway riding I get a little over 50 mpg..riding 65 mph or so..but at high altitudes in Colorado last summer on the CDR where I was running...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21,774
Views: 2,623,209
Posted By kingrj
My 2014 started doing the same thing and turned...

My 2014 started doing the same thing and turned out it was coming from the rubber grommet thingie that the crank position hall effect sensor wiring comes out of as it leaves the alternator cover on...
Forum: Americas 02-26-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By kingrj
My first TAT ride through Colorado and Utah...

My first TAT ride through Colorado and Utah started the end of the first week of June and some of the Colorado passes had JUST been plowed! If we had been a week earlier we could not have made it. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 15,651
Posted By kingrj
I bought a new one in 2008..They sell because...

I bought a new one in 2008..They sell because they are:


cheap
reliable
they are motorcycles


I put 20,000 miles on mine and the above is about all I can say about them..
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 21,774
Views: 2,623,209
Posted By kingrj
I lowered the rear with a 1" Kubalink and left...

I lowered the rear with a 1" Kubalink and left the fork tubes where they were..bike was very stable dirt and pavement. On pavement it was very stable up to 100 mph with NO twitchiness...then to make...
Forum: Americas 02-20-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,400
Posted By kingrj
Oh...one last thing..see that you are planning on...

Oh...one last thing..see that you are planning on using a bivi sack and no tent..I tried that and HATED it! Too hot in the hot parts and the bugs ATE ME ALIVE. Take a tent..any kinda tent..but a...
Forum: Americas 02-18-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,331
Posted By kingrj
Ive been thinking about the sand. Sand ...

Ive been thinking about the sand.

Sand

"Sand

SAND

I don't know how to ride in the sand. I am extremely confident riding gravel, dirt, tarmac, and even mud but I have no...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 54,387
Posted By kingrj
In addressing your musing..you are, in fact,...

In addressing your musing..you are, in fact, correct that flipping the base valve does limit refill flow on the rebound stroke. When I first tried this on my 2014 690 I flipped only one base valve...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By kingrj
I have a 2014 690 Enduro R and it is fine on the...

I have a 2014 690 Enduro R and it is fine on the highway at 70-75 mph...It is NOT a Goldwing but as long as you don't want to cruise at 80+ it is fine..I added the little KTM windscreen and it takes...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 02-15-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,777
Posted By kingrj
I am salivating already!!!!!!!:clap

I am salivating already!!!!!!!:clap
Forum: Americas 02-15-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By kingrj
The last week in May it is unlikely, unless a...

The last week in May it is unlikely, unless a giant meteor strikes the earth that any of the high passes will be open..They don't even open Cottonwood pass until Memorial Day and they have to plow it...
Forum: Americas 02-13-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,517
Posted By kingrj
+1 on what this guys says!:deal Best riding in...

+1 on what this guys says!:deal Best riding in the South..
Forum: Americas 02-12-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,220
Posted By kingrj
The CDR is not really technical riding..Just...

The CDR is not really technical riding..Just about any bike could make it...Hell the VFR could make it if you take it slow!
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 02-11-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,777
Posted By kingrj
Is it March yet!!?? I am jones'n!!!

Is it March yet!!?? I am jones'n!!!
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,347
Posted By kingrj
YES the front suspension is worth the money if...

YES the front suspension is worth the money if you eve want to run across baby-head rocks in Colorado! Maybe no if you just intend to run on soft ground at low speeds. I bought the front suspension...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 21,774
Views: 2,623,209
Posted By kingrj
Interesting Oil Leak!

I bought a 2014 690 in Spring of last year and never had an issue until I took it to the mountains in the Fall to chase sportbikes with a couple of Friends. At one stop I noticed oil dripping from...
Forum: Americas 02-03-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,331
Posted By kingrj
This past Saturday I went for a little 370 mile...

This past Saturday I went for a little 370 mile pave/dirt ride. It was 34 degrees when I left. I had my electric heated gloves on and that is the only way I could have made it. My face froze and...
Forum: Americas 02-03-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By kingrj
This was near Silverton, Colorado in mid July...

This was near Silverton, Colorado in mid July last year..Yeah that is frost!
http://kingrj.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Continental-Divide-and-Canada/i-zmvNvrx/0/L/20140720_062558-L.jpg
Forum: Trip Planning 01-30-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,267
Posted By kingrj
I have found that Trail-Tech Ride Leader is the...

I have found that Trail-Tech Ride Leader is the easiest free software to plan trips with where you plan to navigate by tracks..I develop the tracks in Ride Leader using the sat maps and road maps...
Forum: Americas 01-29-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,442
Posted By kingrj
I suppose anybody's tracks will get you from TN...

I suppose anybody's tracks will get you from TN through Colorado BUT you had better have good tracks to get you through Utah! I bought Sams maps before he offered tracks then created tracks using...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 01-23-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,777
Posted By kingrj
My buddy Richard (kingrj) apparently just made...

My buddy Richard (kingrj) apparently just made some really authentic New Mexico green chili today

Kyle I gotta tell you that you better be ready for a "taste bud orgasm" when you try my green...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 01-22-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By kingrj
Dude! You get on in Cherokee , NC and never get...

Dude! You get on in Cherokee , NC and never get off cept for gas an food! No .GPX file needed!:clap
Forum: Americas 01-19-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By kingrj
For a first time in Colorado unless you want ride...

For a first time in Colorado unless you want ride the worst and most difficult single tracks out there..then I would suggest the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route as has been recommended by other...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By kingrj
I just put the $60 KTM screen on mine and it...

I just put the $60 KTM screen on mine and it moves the wind up to just about neck high on me now..a little bit of improvement..but I am only 5' 8"!:wink: However it does not make it a GoldWing!
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21,774
Views: 2,623,209
Posted By kingrj
The forks suck, the bars are too low, it needs a...

The forks suck, the bars are too low, it needs a 48 tooth rear sprocket, seat is like bed of nails but other than that it is perfect!!! All those things can be fixed for little cost!:lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-16-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,039
Posted By kingrj
I was raised in North Alabama, (Fort Payne) but I...

I was raised in North Alabama, (Fort Payne) but I can tell you that you will have lots more fun in the Tellico Plains, TN area...Check out the work that inmate Baggitard has done developing tracks...
Forum: Americas 01-16-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By kingrj
UBCDR is the Utah Backcountry Discovery Route. ...

UBCDR is the Utah Backcountry Discovery Route. It is a track developed by Touratec I believe and seems to capture the best of Utah..I love Utah and want to do this in the worst kind of way! You can...
Forum: Americas 01-14-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By kingrj
I have not done the whole TAT but have done...

I have not done the whole TAT but have done Arkansas, Colorado and Utah..Some friends of mine and I did CO and UT on one go-round and it was the best trip I have ever made. We trailered to Trinidad...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 21,774
Views: 2,623,209
Posted By kingrj
How many links?

Well..regardless of what the parts catalog says for the 2014 690 Enduro R..the drive chain that comes on them IS 114 links which is too short for use with a 48 tooth sprocket..I counted the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-29-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By kingrj
Count me in for at least two of those weekends! ...

Count me in for at least two of those weekends! If house if full I will camp in garage!
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21,774
Views: 2,623,209
Posted By kingrj
Thumb Thanks!!!

Thanks!!!
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 21,774
Views: 2,623,209
Posted By kingrj
48 tooth sprocket

Ok..I got a 48 tooth rear sprocket on order..will the stock chain be long enough by flipping the adjusters or will I have to buy a longer chain...I know somebody has already tried this so throw me a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,698
Posted By kingrj
You say great blue sparks...from the spark plugs?...

You say great blue sparks...from the spark plugs? There is only fuel, air and spark and the spark has to be timed right..As long as there is some reasonable compression it WILL run if it has all the...
Forum: Americas 12-16-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,162
Posted By kingrj
10 days is not nearly enough time to see much of...

10 days is not nearly enough time to see much of the US. If you decide to come in the Fall the around mid October then Blue Ridge Parkway and the area and roads around Smoky Mountain National Park...
Forum: Americas 12-14-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,331
Posted By kingrj
I am also an engineer but I am not OCD!:D I have...

I am also an engineer but I am not OCD!:D I have done MS, AR, CO, LA, UT portions of the TAT but have not done it all..Here is my full planning list based on my experience:



If you can afford...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-04-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 28,488
Posted By kingrj
What a fun read!!! Go ride some more and tell us...

What a fun read!!! Go ride some more and tell us about it!!!:clap
Forum: Americas 12-04-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,121
Posted By kingrj
My friend you indicated you wanted to go through...

My friend you indicated you wanted to go through Glacier NP? Going to the sun road is already closed due to snow...In fact just about anywhere north of YellowStone you will probably hit lots of snow...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 54,387
Posted By kingrj
Just flipped one of the base valves in one fork...

Just flipped one of the base valves in one fork leg...all the difference in the world at no cost...
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