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Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3,869
Views: 672,403
Posted By armourbl
This was one of my favorite bikes. Nothing has...

This was one of my favorite bikes. Nothing has ever sounded or felt like it. I picked it up for free from a friend, bad crash damage. I used a slew of parts to make it into what you see in the...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-21-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,276
Posted By armourbl
I still say it would be cool if it were possible...

I still say it would be cool if it were possible to take a 990 and make it more like an SE -- using the stock frame, etc.

ben
Forum: Orange Crush 07-21-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By armourbl
Socialist Republic of California. I'll never move...

Socialist Republic of California. I'll never move there.

ben
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,315
Views: 287,109
Posted By armourbl
I know. I need to calm down. Seriously though, if...

I know. I need to calm down. Seriously though, if they make it how it looks in the concepts so far, I'm probably getting one.

ben
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,315
Views: 287,109
Posted By armourbl
Oh please Honda, make this bike properly. Ground...

Oh please Honda, make this bike properly. Ground up design, make it shine so bright that all others must wear shades to be in its presence. Make it shut up all of the yahoos out there that think...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-21-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,049
Posted By armourbl
Well, please post a link to where you got them...

Well, please post a link to where you got them from for the rest of us to mooch off your knowledge. LOL

ben
Forum: Orange Crush 07-19-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,049
Posted By armourbl
Looks good. They stay in place well? How is...

Looks good. They stay in place well? How is adjusting them?

ben
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1,315
Views: 287,109
Posted By armourbl
Daddy wants this...badly. ben

Daddy wants this...badly.

ben
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-19-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 8,745
Posted By armourbl
If it looks like that and performs reliably I'll...

If it looks like that and performs reliably I'll take one for sure.

ben
Forum: Orange Crush 07-18-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,583
Posted By armourbl
My only complaint of the 1190 is that it has lent...

My only complaint of the 1190 is that it has lent itself to the pussification of KTM riders.

You said "KTM riders" not BMW converts.

Face it, if a BMW rider converts it is good for KTM and the...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-18-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,583
Posted By armourbl
You are right. Everyone should stop buying the...

You are right. Everyone should stop buying the 1190. That way KTM will have to stop making them due to lack of market share. You are kidding me right...?

Just because BMW has issues doesn't make...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-18-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,583
Posted By armourbl
Or maybe what is worse is those that just accept...

Or maybe what is worse is those that just accept it and then criticize those who hope for more for their money. It isn't bitching. I think you take the context of the conversation out of context....
Forum: Orange Crush 07-18-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10,342
Views: 2,126,394
Posted By armourbl
Idle hands and an old helmet visor turned into...

Idle hands and an old helmet visor turned into this today. It is held on with sticky velcro. I'm hoping it will add some additional comfort on long street rides. It can be easily removed and stashed...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,217
Posted By armourbl
I'll sell mine for $1,000. LOL ben

I'll sell mine for $1,000. LOL

ben
Forum: Orange Crush 07-17-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18,703
Views: 7,469,411
Posted By armourbl
Still my favorite color scheme and setup. I...

Still my favorite color scheme and setup. I really wish mine was an R.

ben
Forum: Orange Crush 07-16-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18,703
Views: 7,469,411
Posted By armourbl
Do you have a post or page where you have...

Do you have a post or page where you have documented the build of your bike? I'd like to learn more about it.

ben
Forum: Orange Crush 07-16-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,583
Posted By armourbl
I don't have an 1190, but I have to say I agree...

I don't have an 1190, but I have to say I agree with your point of view. It really is a shame that KTM doesn't do more to resolve very well known design flaws. It is also a shame that socially we are...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17,675
Views: 1,863,140
Posted By armourbl
I haven't seen them side by side with my own...

I haven't seen them side by side with my own eyes, but my buddy who has a 690 has the stock fender, SMC and EXC. He said the SMC is shorter. He ordered it by mistake and ended up ordering the EXC...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17,675
Views: 1,863,140
Posted By armourbl
I stand corrected. You are right. Item 12 in the...

I stand corrected. You are right. Item 12 in the list below. Pricey booger though.

http://www.boltonmotorcycles.com/partFinder/fiche/639070

ben
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17,675
Views: 1,863,140
Posted By armourbl
That is the SMC fender, which is shorter, pretty...

That is the SMC fender, which is shorter, pretty sure anyways. The Enduro R has a longer fender, same as the EXC dirt bikes.

I may have no choice but to go SMC version.

ben
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17,675
Views: 1,863,140
Posted By armourbl
I really really want to buy a stock 2014 KTM 690...

I really really want to buy a stock 2014 KTM 690 Enduro R front fender. The white one that comes on the bike. Anyone know where I can source one from? I've Googled plenty, and so far I'm coming up...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-14-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
Posted By armourbl
I also like the crash bars in black instead. I...

I also like the crash bars in black instead. I painted mine with Plasti Dip as a experiment. Cheap and easy to remove if you don't like it later.

I think I'm going to have them powder coated black...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-12-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By armourbl
Nice. Thanks for posting this. ben

Nice. Thanks for posting this.

ben
Forum: Orange Crush 07-12-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,312
Posted By armourbl
Do your research and homework. Try to get some...

Do your research and homework. Try to get some time riding one of these before taking the plunge. I'd personally try to find something newer.

ben
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-11-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9,578
Views: 835,643
Posted By armourbl
Would love to do that ride with you, but the...

Would love to do that ride with you, but the dragging the bike part makes me cringe. My 990 is still a garage queen at this point.

ben
Forum: Orange Crush 07-11-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,734
Posted By armourbl
We are all waiting for this info. Planning to...

We are all waiting for this info. Planning to camp myself, hopefully in some designated area for the rally.

ben
Forum: Orange Crush 07-09-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,986
Posted By armourbl
I would take it to a reputable shop and have it...

I would take it to a reputable shop and have it welded. If you JB Weld it, you will make welding it later really hard to do.

ben
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 19,666
Posted By armourbl
Been waiting for this one for the wife. She can't...

Been waiting for this one for the wife. She can't comfortably touch the ground or get anything else off the kickstand because of the weight. Anyone know yet if the seat height and ergos are the same...
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 25,307
Posted By armourbl
Tried on one of the motocross versions in a local...

Tried on one of the motocross versions in a local shop. They had them on huge discount for $89. Was mostly interested in the fit, but might have bought one at that price anyways. Large was way too...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-03-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,272
Posted By armourbl
Did you pull the calibers and remove the pads?...

Did you pull the calibers and remove the pads? Could be mud packed around the pads preventing them from moving properly. I know on my mud ride the calipers were packed solid.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-30-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By armourbl
Just be sure to monitor it. You don't want it to...

Just be sure to monitor it. You don't want it to pop out anymore than is necessary. It might also take more than one freeze session.

Also note that the pipe in that video is Titanium. Might be...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-30-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By armourbl
And the most expensive. LOL. Just replaced...

And the most expensive. LOL.

Just replaced mine with these. Hard pill to swallow. I sure hope they last longer than my last set. I had just replaced them on my CRF450R and the very next ride fell...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-30-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By armourbl
Lots of tricks out there for getting the dent...

Lots of tricks out there for getting the dent back out. Never done any of them myself. Might be better to just leave it alone if you don't notice any performance issues.

ben
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-28-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,284
Posted By armourbl
Look up Locust Point. Just a little beyond...

Look up Locust Point. Just a little beyond Jacob's Lake. Free to camp there. No facilities. You can put your tent right on the edge of the canyon. It is a mountain bike destination because it is the...
Forum: Vendors 06-28-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,478
Views: 233,882
Posted By armourbl
I finally got a chance last weekend to test ride...

I finally got a chance last weekend to test ride my new seat. KTM 990 Adventure Baja Edition. The upgraded seat my bike came with new was better than previous years from reviews I've seen, but still...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,308
Views: 196,502
Posted By armourbl
I would disagree. This chest armor is not a roost...

I would disagree. This chest armor is not a roost guard. It is more meant for impacts to the chest like hitting the tank or handlebars during a crash. It isn't nearly as substantial as the back...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-28-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By armourbl
It is a shame there isn't a better place to carry...

It is a shame there isn't a better place to carry the fuel.

ben
Forum: Orange Crush 06-28-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10,342
Views: 2,126,394
Posted By armourbl
Do tell how you got those clean lines with the...

Do tell how you got those clean lines with the Plasti Dip paint. Also give us an update in a bit about how durable it is holding up for you.

I painted my lower tank guards and crash bars black...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-27-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,066
Posted By armourbl
Thanks for that. That is a great price for that...

Thanks for that. That is a great price for that item. I sure wish the hose were back at the original $50 offering. Oh well. I'll order them up today.

ben
Forum: Orange Crush 06-27-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,066
Posted By armourbl
I was talking about the oil filter cap with the...

I was talking about the oil filter cap with the magnet.

ben
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