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Forum: Orange Crush 09-27-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,695
Posted By corsachili
Yup, couldn't agree more. I added a lot of...

Yup, couldn't agree more. I added a lot of accessories to my 990 but neglected to install a side stand relocator and skid plate. I paid dearly for it with a cracked crankcase which cost me money and...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-24-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10,315
Views: 2,117,334
Posted By corsachili
Rode her for the first time since I busted my...

Rode her for the first time since I busted my clavicle in Ocotillo Wells. Went down to CalMoto to help my friend pick out his new G450X. Felt great to be on two wheels again.

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Forum: Orange Crush 05-24-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,397
Posted By corsachili
It's hard for me to take these guys seriously...

It's hard for me to take these guys seriously when they agree that the GS has the best exhaust note. I'm a die hard Ducati fan, or at least I like their older products, and the engine in the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By corsachili
OCFF's first time posting to Thumpers

I spend most of my time on ADVRider in the OC forum, with all the other FFs there. I have a 990 Adventure but do ride a WR250F as well. I was in Ocotillo Wells a few weeks ago with a friend on the...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-03-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By corsachili
Exactly. Washboard is the right description....

Exactly. Washboard is the right description. Thanks for the kind thoughts.

-tj in Los Gatos
Forum: Orange Crush 05-03-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By corsachili
You understand correctly although I did not do...

You understand correctly although I did not do all that driving in one day. I picked up my buddy Carl in Newport and then we drove to Borrego Springs. That was about ten hours of driving. After the...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-03-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By corsachili
Granted, they were not severe whoops to be sure,...

Granted, they were not severe whoops to be sure, but the terrain was not flat. Ocotillo has tons of whoopy terrain and I have ridded though miles of it. There is no way I could ride through severe...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-03-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By corsachili
Thanks for the support. And you're right, I don't...

Thanks for the support. And you're right, I don't hang out in the thumper forum at all. You FFs are the closest thing I have to family here on ADVRider so I chose to share my news here rather than...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-02-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By corsachili
Ocotillo Ouch

Last week I loaded up my WR250F and made the drive down to Borrego Springs for a few days of riding at Ocotillo Wells, one of my favorite places to ride. At about 2:15 on the first day I got in to...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-21-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,488
Posted By corsachili
This poor guy was moving along at a pretty nice...

This poor guy was moving along at a pretty nice clip, although I bet he wasn't doing the ton. I KNOW he is glad that he wasn't.

http://vimeo.com/21223833

-tj in Los Gatos
Forum: Orange Crush 04-19-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,298
Posted By corsachili
BillyD-point well taken, and I agree with you. It...

BillyD-point well taken, and I agree with you. It still sorta smarted. Like I said, the side stand on a 500+ pound "adventure tourer" should not be a major design flaw. Also, taken to an extreme, the...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-19-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,298
Posted By corsachili
I owned an R12 for 5 years, which I rode on both...

I owned an R12 for 5 years, which I rode on both asphalt and dirt. I upgraded to a 990 Adventure a year ago.The orange kicks the holy crap out of the R12 in the dirt. There is simply no comparison....
Forum: Orange Crush 03-17-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10,315
Views: 2,117,334
Posted By corsachili
Video from New Idria/Clear Creek from last weekend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYpwDAN2s74

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mmRzMtbCCs


-tj in Los Gatos
Forum: Orange Crush 03-17-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10,315
Views: 2,117,334
Posted By corsachili
Gave her a new rear shoe

She seems to go through those faster than fronts. I just don't know why. :1drink

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Forum: Orange Crush 03-14-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10,315
Views: 2,117,334
Posted By corsachili
Well I do have a track for the ride through Clear...

Well I do have a track for the ride through Clear Creek but I didn't use it. Paul gave it to me but it's just for the ride once you get there. It was late by the time we got to the dirt so we just...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-13-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10,315
Views: 2,117,334
Posted By corsachili
Rode Clear Creek

Yesterday actually. Dorkboy and I rode the main Clear Creek loop. Did about 275 miles in total (to and from Clear Creek from Los Gatos).

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Forum: Orange Crush 01-30-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10,315
Views: 2,117,334
Posted By corsachili
Fixed her rattle

There has been a persistent rattle from the left side of Punkin for as long as I can recall. It was not a sound befitting such a noble and highly performant machine. It's been wet and rainy here...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-20-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,976
Posted By corsachili
For my part, I think it's sad that KTM is bowing...

For my part, I think it's sad that KTM is bowing to the principal belief that the only way to compete with BMW is to increase the displacement. Granted, we don't know what the bike will have as far...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-17-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10,315
Views: 2,117,334
Posted By corsachili
Coast Road. It starts at Bixby Bridge and goes...

Coast Road. It starts at Bixby Bridge and goes about 20 miles south to just north of Big Sur. Not sure if there's any specified camping areas but I don't know why you couldn't just pitch a tent. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-17-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10,315
Views: 2,117,334
Posted By corsachili
Coast Road. It starts at Bixby Bridge and goes...

Coast Road. It starts at Bixby Bridge and goes about 20 miles south to just north of Big Sur. Not sure if there's any specified camping areas but I don't know why you couldn't just pitch a tent. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-11-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18,675
Views: 7,453,298
Posted By corsachili
Bixby Bridge is about 15 miles south of Carmel. ...

Bixby Bridge is about 15 miles south of Carmel. It's on the right, directly next to the bridge. When you're heading south on PCH, the road is actually 50 yards or so before you cross the bridge.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-11-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10,315
Views: 2,117,334
Posted By corsachili
It heads south about 15 miles or so and comes out...

It heads south about 15 miles or so and comes out on PCH, just north of Big Sur.

-tj in Los Gatos
Forum: Orange Crush 01-10-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10,315
Views: 2,117,334
Posted By corsachili
Got a stable mate. A pretty little filly for...

Got a stable mate.

A pretty little filly for company at night. 1966 Ducati MockOne (originally a Mark 3, restored by my good friend Carl. I am her new custodian.

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Forum: Orange Crush 01-09-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,487
Posted By corsachili
I own a K9 990 Adventure. I've had it one year,...

I own a K9 990 Adventure. I've had it one year, and it's been a tough first year together. Previously I owned a K5 R12GS, which I'd had for nearly 5 years. I sold it because I was bored with it. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-04-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18,675
Views: 7,453,298
Posted By corsachili
From Monday's ride on Coast Road in Monterey,...

From Monday's ride on Coast Road in Monterey, just north of Big Sur.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/corsachili/5322314124/" title="IMG_0513 by corsachili, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-03-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10,315
Views: 2,117,334
Posted By corsachili
You're more than welcome. I should have posted...

You're more than welcome. I should have posted something to the Bay Area forum but it was very last minute. I'll definitely post the next ride down there. We could use Paul to help with some new...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-03-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10,315
Views: 2,117,334
Posted By corsachili
And one more with the Bixby bridge in the...

And one more with the Bixby bridge in the background. Speaking of background, the KTM should be in front!


<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/corsachili/5322407542/" title="IMG_0542 by...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-03-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10,315
Views: 2,117,334
Posted By corsachili
No worries at all. I knew when I typed it I'd...

No worries at all. I knew when I typed it I'd earn the ire (appropriately) of some people who live in truly cold climates.

Here's another picture of part of the road, my buddy Daker coming on...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-03-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10,315
Views: 2,117,334
Posted By corsachili
Got her a little dirty

Coast Road, Monterey, just north of Big Sur. Cold (high 40s in the morning), but heated vests and grips cure that. Surprisingly less mud than I'd expected. Traction was, for the most part,...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-30-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10,315
Views: 2,117,334
Posted By corsachili
Went for a little bimble out Highland to...

Went for a little bimble out Highland to Corralitos and back to Summit. Stopped to make some pictures and found a little hill and stream to play in. Rear knobby is not very knobbly and I ran out of...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-26-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,478
Posted By corsachili
When I went shopping for an orange motorcycle I...

When I went shopping for an orange motorcycle I rode a leftover 08 YM 990 followed by an 09 YM 990. The difference was evident before I even got out of the parking lot; the 09's fuel injection was...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-17-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,106
Posted By corsachili
2000 Ford F150 Lariat (extra cab with shortbox...

2000 Ford F150 Lariat (extra cab with shortbox and bed extender. You can't really see it but my WR250 is also in the bed, as well as enough gear for 2 weeks on the road.

-tj in Los Gatos

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Forum: Orange Crush 12-15-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,239
Posted By corsachili
No doubt. The KTM is much better in the dirt,...

No doubt. The KTM is much better in the dirt, but the majority of my riding is on pavement and I still like the orange bike better, despite the fact that it's not quite as user friendly on pavement....
Forum: Orange Crush 12-15-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,239
Posted By corsachili
I owned an R12GS for 5 years. I rode it on...

I owned an R12GS for 5 years. I rode it on pavement, and in the dirt. I rode it in deep sand, and on fire trails. I rode it at Adventure Rider Challenge, I jumped it, I crashed it, I thrashed it. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-15-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,429
Posted By corsachili
Here's an example of what the stock and...

Here's an example of what the stock and Akropovics (with the inserts installed) sound like.

-tj in Los Gatos

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Forum: Orange Crush 11-19-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10,315
Views: 2,117,334
Posted By corsachili
Got her back after two months of not having her. ...

Got her back after two months of not having her. Missed the best part of the riding season here in the Bay Area but she's fixed and back in my garage. Just in time for the first real storm of the...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-18-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10,315
Views: 2,117,334
Posted By corsachili
Would you mind sharing a little more information...

Would you mind sharing a little more information about this conversion? I have the standard KTM "Hotgrips" setup, which as you know doubt are aware, has two settings; bloody hot, and barely warm. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-16-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,605
Posted By corsachili
A memorial service and tribute ride are in the...

A memorial service and tribute ride are in the works. I'll post the details when they're finalized as will many others I'm sure.

-tj in Los Gatos
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-15-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,605
Posted By corsachili
Kari was a great man, and a good friend. I first...

Kari was a great man, and a good friend. I first met him at his shop in the early nineties, when I was looking for spark plugs for my 69 Bonneville. I then graduated to Ducatis and was never really...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,084
Posted By corsachili
I owned an 05 R1200GS for about 4 years, and rode...

I owned an 05 R1200GS for about 4 years, and rode it both on asphalt and in the dirt. I sold it at the beginning of the year and bought an 09 KTM Adventure. I have been riding motorcycles for most...
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