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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-06-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,477
Posted By empedrado
Another compromise would be to leave the upper...

Another compromise would be to leave the upper part open to access via the Burma road. The bottom part isn't near as nice and I imagine that is where the dust and the high speed issues for the most...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-20-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By empedrado
I have a pin spanner that will work.

I have a pin spanner that will work.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9,407
Views: 1,968,814
Posted By empedrado
I have installed this dimmer on a 690, 530 and...

I have installed this dimmer on a 690, 530 and 500. They are all basically the same unless you start talking about an XCW. The only time I have had trouble is with a K&S switch (the one used by...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9,407
Views: 1,968,814
Posted By empedrado
It is probably the front switch that is in the...

It is probably the front switch that is in the open position. Make sure the switch is mounted correctly and that the end of the lever is properly engaging.
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 59,622
Posted By empedrado
ODO wiring question

Does anyone know which wires on the odo are for the high beam indicator?

I have a TE300 that I am making street legal. Since the indicator is already in the odo, thought it would make sense to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,231,773
Posted By empedrado
On my XCW, I used a $0.75 snap action switch from...

On my XCW, I used a $0.75 snap action switch from All Electronics. Had to use some double sided tape and solder a couple wires but has worked for thousands of miles.
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 22,724
Views: 2,812,181
Posted By empedrado
I am the who did that, I installed my own...

I am the who did that, I installed my own connector as there is not a connector directly from the odo. You have to remove the connector from the odo to access the wire and make the change.
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22,724
Views: 2,812,181
Posted By empedrado
They are the same -- easy to confirm as the stock...

They are the same -- easy to confirm as the stock switch which controls the resistance settings are the same part number since 2008.
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 65,991
Posted By empedrado
I built my own using resistors and a K&S switch...

I built my own using resistors and a K&S switch and have settings 1,2,3. Works great.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22,724
Views: 2,812,181
Posted By empedrado
Ditto and I am running a bigger countershaft...

Ditto and I am running a bigger countershaft sprocket. This bike has some serious grunt.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22,724
Views: 2,812,181
Posted By empedrado
Not really -- but I set it at a length that is a...

Not really -- but I set it at a length that is a larger lean angle than stock
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 22,724
Views: 2,812,181
Posted By empedrado
As the tire wears it is amazing how much that...

As the tire wears it is amazing how much that effects things.

But it usually is only a problem depending on the lay of the land. Try to avoid having the stand on the uphill side, but not always...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22,724
Views: 2,812,181
Posted By empedrado
Similar indeed.

Similar indeed.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22,724
Views: 2,812,181
Posted By empedrado
Sidestand

Same problem here with the sidestand on the 14 model. I had a friend build me an adjustable stand and while we were at it put a larger foot on it.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-06-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,624
Views: 197,705
Posted By empedrado
Recent experience

Although I said I was giving up on the Monterra and going back to the Montana, I decided to use the Monterra on a recent 4 day trip. As usual, I had designed our trip to maximize the dirt experience...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 22,724
Views: 2,812,181
Posted By empedrado
Imagine I have a set somewhere.

Imagine I have a set somewhere.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-03-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,621
Posted By empedrado
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-03-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By empedrado
Depending on the amount of snow the area...

Depending on the amount of snow the area recieves, the road from Platoro to Elwood pass may not be open in early June. The RGNF has a good website that shows road conditions. If this road is closed...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-23-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By empedrado
That picture says a lot -- could be a handful on...

That picture says a lot -- could be a handful on the 690's.

Our plan is as follows:

Truck to Camp Verde on the 26th
Camp Verde to Wickenburg on the 27th via Crown King
Wickenburg to...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-20-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By empedrado
Thanks guys, this is just the information we are...

Thanks guys, this is just the information we are needing. We are doing point to point riding. With the short winter days, it sure helps to know we should not have to do any significant back...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-20-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By empedrado
Forgot to mention We are planning on picking...

Forgot to mention

We are planning on picking up the GWT on the way back from its intersection with the Table Mesa road.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-20-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By empedrado
Thanks for the response There will be six of...

Thanks for the response

There will be six of us. 3 on 690's, a 640 Adv, XR650R and a 530EXC.

Good to hear about the lack of snow.

I could send you the tracks for our plans if your...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,231,773
Posted By empedrado
Anyone have instructions on where to machine the...

Anyone have instructions on where to machine the case to accomplish this?
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-20-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By empedrado
Conditions -- Crown King, Tip top and Table Mesa

A group of us are trucking from NM to Camp Verde the day after Xmas. We plan on doing a 5 day ride that has us going to Yuma and back.

Right now we plan on heading down via Crown King -- does...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9,407
Views: 1,968,814
Posted By empedrado
Where you heading? Have yet to decide where I am...

Where you heading? Have yet to decide where I am going to do my annual Xmas to NY's ride. Have a number of places on the list depending on the weather.
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9,407
Views: 1,968,814
Posted By empedrado
If you decide to go this route, I have a KTM...

If you decide to go this route, I have a KTM translucent orange tank complete with fuel pump I am thinking about selling.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 11-20-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,621
Posted By empedrado
If the title says off hiway, High Desert will not...

If the title says off hiway, High Desert will not do it. They got called out by the MVD and told to cease doing so a few years back. Always a chance you get someone who did not notice the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-16-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1,624
Views: 197,705
Posted By empedrado
Have to keep it as I had given my brother my 650T...

Have to keep it as I had given my brother my 650T to use and now that I took it back he will need something to use on our trips together.

But thanks for the interest.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-13-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,624
Views: 197,705
Posted By empedrado
Well finally decided to go back to the Montana. ...

Well finally decided to go back to the Montana. Been with the Monterra since it came out, but just too frustrating. Some of the reasons I wanted it to work was the MP3 player but it is only mono...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 11-02-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,422
Posted By empedrado
I never get it. So what. The amount of daylight...

I never get it. So what. The amount of daylight is the same no matter what the clock says. Just get up an hour earlier and pretend it never happened. Not like many adventure rides begin after...
Forum: Vendors 10-31-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,176
Posted By empedrado
Have the beer version and like it, now I want the...

Have the beer version and like it, now I want the dog version as well
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 10-29-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 32,557
Posted By empedrado
Well said

Well said
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,231,773
Posted By empedrado
Could also unfortunately be a stripped gear on...

Could also unfortunately be a stripped gear on the oil pump. This would reduce oil pressure to the stock tensioner
Forum: Vendors 10-23-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,100
Posted By empedrado
I have a couple of the old squadron's. Is it...

I have a couple of the old squadron's. Is it possible to get a simple comparison of that model vs the new ones?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-20-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,624
Views: 197,705
Posted By empedrado
Tempe

Since you guys seem to have the answers to everything can you help me with this one?

My tempe sometimes works great at times but sometimes does not for quite awhile.

Could be because I...
Forum: Vendors 10-20-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,792
Posted By empedrado
Love it!! But it seems we have found a new way...

Love it!! But it seems we have found a new way to spend my money. But since my Tee -shirts from the 80's and 90's enduro riding are wearing out my wife will appreciate me retiring a few of those!
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 10-20-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By empedrado
Don't know about AZ but in NM if you buy a...

Don't know about AZ but in NM if you buy a vehicle with just a MSO they will charge you the sales tax twice. First for the amount the original owner did not pay and then for the amount you owe on...
Forum: Vendors 10-20-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,176
Posted By empedrado
I ordered the beer one and plan on ordering the...

I ordered the beer one and plan on ordering the dog one, but was hoping to get the beer one before ordering -- just in case it is sized wrong.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-20-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,624
Views: 197,705
Posted By empedrado
Updates

Geez -- didn't think to see if my GE needed updating. Updated it and now all is good.

Thanks!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-20-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,624
Views: 197,705
Posted By empedrado
Tried that but that says "Your system is up to...

Tried that but that says "Your system is up to date" yet everytime I hook up the device to the computer or basecamp I get the message updates available. And these are the "other updates" not the...
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