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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-18-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 37,406
Posted By Motomochila
The start and up to benson is currently in a...

The start and up to benson is currently in a heavy rain, over 4 inches since yesterday. I'm sure there will be many wash outs in river crossings. Pay attention to the news before you go. We did the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-18-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 37,406
Posted By Motomochila
If you are planning on starting in Douglas, down...

If you are planning on starting in Douglas, down at the border, I'd inquire about conditions even for the beginning of Octoer. The current deluge of rain WILL effect the southern sections, especially...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2,146
Views: 293,218
Posted By Motomochila
I have the kit but decided not to do the air box...

I have the kit but decided not to do the air box removal with K and N filter swap. How much louder is the intake noise over stock with your mod? Did you test before you installed kit to determine...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7,347
Views: 1,463,677
Posted By Motomochila
I have both the 690 and the 500. I chose to ride...

I have both the 690 and the 500. I chose to ride my 500 on the UTBDR. 900 mile trip with zero hiccups or problems, albeit I do have a Cush hub on the back end. 70 miles per hour on the pavement with...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By Motomochila
Myth....just like the perfect woman. No such...

Myth....just like the perfect woman. No such thing.
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2,146
Views: 293,218
Posted By Motomochila
Flex bars fit up just fine with EVO-2 and Rally...

Flex bars fit up just fine with EVO-2 and Rally Raid fairing. I have the full rally set up with room in the cockpit for Montana GPS, logger, speedo, and garmin Nav-5. Now attempting to fit up Baja...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By Motomochila
Giant loop tank bag and Coyote. Did the UTBDR...

Giant loop tank bag and Coyote. Did the UTBDR with no issues. Check out where I mounted my speedo.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By Motomochila
JT, based on those regs :deal Honda wouldn't be...

JT, based on those regs :deal Honda wouldn't be legal due to the 450X or R platform. Neither model are manufactured in "street legal" form anywhere. Curious as to how Honda gets away with that.
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By Motomochila
Engine-wise nothing. They are the same....

Engine-wise nothing. They are the same. Transmission in final gear, highway speeds nothing either. Transmission wear will be increased unless a Cush hub is installed on the 600.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,781
Posted By Motomochila
My comments and "experiment" are unscientific...

My comments and "experiment" are unscientific but are only meant to prove the ABS system may not be the best option for smaller bikes capable of higher maneuverability except for the novice who...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8,107
Views: 1,229,690
Posted By Motomochila
My Evil red, white, and blue leathers are on...

My Evil red, white, and blue leathers are on order now!

http://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/indian-scout-wall-of-death-625x416.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,781
Posted By Motomochila
Tested a 2014 KTM 690 Enduro with ABS. While I...

Tested a 2014 KTM 690 Enduro with ABS. While I didn't film or measure exact details, the results were interesting.
60 mile acceleration to fastest stop with ABS engaged on pavement vs. same with...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18,476
Views: 2,016,293
Posted By Motomochila
Poor installation of Rivet link. Install a new...

Poor installation of Rivet link. Install a new one. Avoid a standard clip link.
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2,146
Views: 293,218
Posted By Motomochila
here's my fix. Notice total thread engagement...

here's my fix. Notice total thread engagement depth on the stock bolt vs. the new depth on the bolt I installed. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,301
Posted By Motomochila
Me too. But if I only could have one bike, the...

Me too. But if I only could have one bike, the 690 would win out until I run out of talent or get too old. 103 today and riding strong.
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,301
Posted By Motomochila
After riding my 2014 on three separate 800 plus...

After riding my 2014 on three separate 800 plus mile, mostly off-road excursions, I opted for a Cush hub set up. My wheels were balanced on all rides. After installing the Cush hub, my ride...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,301
Posted By Motomochila
Wow...the boys over at 690 wunderfest may want to...

Wow...the boys over at 690 wunderfest may want to talk to you. Seems the 690 is the number one bike in the world. I own both and although my 500 is "fun" tastic, my 690 excites me and every person I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4,871
Views: 765,104
Posted By Motomochila
Woody's 21 in Wheel complete if anyone's...

Woody's 21 in Wheel complete if anyone's interested...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25023346#post25023346

It would be a great addition to "What have you done...Today" :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18,476
Views: 2,016,293
Posted By Motomochila
2009 690R for sale if anyone's interested. Los...

2009 690R for sale if anyone's interested. Los Angeles Location

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25023160#post25023160
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2,146
Views: 293,218
Posted By Motomochila
Flexible handlebars. Rubber bushing loaded,into...

Flexible handlebars. Rubber bushing loaded,into the sides to soften the impact on hard hits. Best thing since the steering stabilizer. A bit spendy but so is a compression break from impacting on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2,146
Views: 293,218
Posted By Motomochila
No problem with the fit including cable...

No problem with the fit including cable length...so far. I did buy a +4 cable set just in case. Also went with 12 degrees to,give me more room when standing. The 14 me a bit too far back. Heated...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,241
Posted By Motomochila
One tire size, one tube size. Seems logical for...

One tire size, one tube size. Seems logical for logistical reasons on a long trek....:csm
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-04-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,125
Views: 188,936
Posted By Motomochila
My first Panoramic image... UTBDR stop out of...

My first Panoramic image... UTBDR stop out of Green River Utah. Epic adventure, marginal photographer... :D Five days of great riding in some of the best landscape in the US, and I only got this to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2,146
Views: 293,218
Posted By Motomochila
I went for the ultimate in "Cush".....after five...

I went for the ultimate in "Cush".....after five broken wrists in 20 years. Rubber Sub-mount and Flex Bars. Did this on my 500 too. best setup I've ever ridden with...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By Motomochila
Definitely stick with the Euro rear fender with...

Definitely stick with the Euro rear fender with the Euro tail light. It's a much better fit and finish, also "plug and play". I installed the tail tidy on my 2009 with not so good of a finish and had...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,922
Posted By Motomochila
My sediments exactly. I'm building a true...

My sediments exactly. I'm building a true adventure bike capable of water crossings, if necessary not as a choice, so keeping the cover on is an absolute must. Back in 2009 I rode my 2009 through a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 18,476
Views: 2,016,293
Posted By Motomochila
Crankcase breather on the 14 is on the left side...

Crankcase breather on the 14 is on the left side as in earlier years. Removal of both hoses is a personal preference. Head can be eliminated with a "block off" plate from KTM Twins or capped....
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6,338
Views: 2,500,749
Posted By Motomochila
You're right, it was. I went from this doing the...

You're right, it was. I went from this doing the AZBDR in May.
http://motomochila.smugmug.com/The-Art-of-motorcycle/AZBDR-2014/i-c4N9bzc/0/M/IMG_0731-M.jpg

To this...on the UTBDR in August...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,922
Posted By Motomochila
Andy, just finishing mods to my 2014 690. I...

Andy, just finishing mods to my 2014 690. I installed the EVO-2 cam, Akro, did the removal of emissions, and did block off. I don't want to run the K and N due to the noise, so I will install Rally...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-01-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 37,406
Posted By Motomochila
North to south would be the smartest. I used to...

North to south would be the smartest. I used to live in Coeur d Alene, ID, and the best riding was in September. Mid October should be OK in northern Arizona unless early snows show up. Wheres the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-31-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 37,406
Posted By Motomochila
Counts did a Mexico to Canada trip. Guided I...

Counts did a Mexico to Canada trip. Guided I think, but was done in two segments; one in the spring, and the northern part later in the year. So...how long do you think it will take to do the north...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-29-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 1,659,626
Posted By Motomochila
While on the UTBDR last week. ...

While on the UTBDR last week.

http://motomochila.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Rides-and-places/UTBDR-2014/i-G77wrQC/0/M/IMG_0911-M.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,644
Posted By Motomochila
Chris, after riding my 2011 GSA solo through...

Chris, after riding my 2011 GSA solo through Europe last year for 70 days straight, many on the same type roads, and doing an off-road route in Arizona in May of this year with a buddy, I came to the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,355
Posted By Motomochila
DON'T dissuade this guy. Barnyard innovation is...

DON'T dissuade this guy. Barnyard innovation is the mother of invention. He may stumble on some interesting ideas for our sport....then again he may also win the YouTube vid of the year.

Me, I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,301
Posted By Motomochila
I have a 2014 EXC500 and put a RAD Racing Cush...

I have a 2014 EXC500 and put a RAD Racing Cush hub on the rear for highway sections. It's the same model hub for the older 640's. Added 1.4 pounds to the weight, although I also ride with ultra...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-28-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,735
Posted By Motomochila
Did I say Mojavi? Mistake :huh. I use a Coyote,...

Did I say Mojavi? Mistake :huh. I use a Coyote, as well as a Giant Loop tankbag and a backpack.
http://motomochila.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Rides-and-places/UTBDR-2014/i-gK5bN3k/0/M/IMG_0917-M.jpg
Forum: Trip Planning 08-28-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,735
Posted By Motomochila
I regularly ride 7-10 day 100% off-road rides in...

I regularly ride 7-10 day 100% off-road rides in Baja and Copper Canyon Mexico with only a backpack and a tank bag. Absolutely no issue with safety, just the standard pain in the backpack. Many Baja...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-28-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,735
Posted By Motomochila
Recently returned from doing the UTBDR. Although...

Recently returned from doing the UTBDR. Although the ride was only 5-days. Did the route on a 2014 EXC500 with a Giant Loop on the rear, and a Camelbak Adventura. 14 lbs. and sore from the straps...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By Motomochila
"Officially" though, it's not a Thumper, but if...

"Officially" though, it's not a Thumper, but if it was mine, the moderators could ban me forever for posting it here, and that still wouldn't wipe the grin off my face as I rode it down the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-26-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 17,240
Posted By Motomochila
Just returned from doing "most" of the UTBDR. We...

Just returned from doing "most" of the UTBDR. We left from Moab on day one and headed south to Montecito to begin the route from there. Apparently Classes start soon at No ASU so all the...
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