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Forum: Vendors 09-19-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 170,636
Posted By BrittC
Brian, First and foremost - I wish your...

Brian,

First and foremost - I wish your little girl a very speedy recovery.

Secondly, I've owned a set of MM10's for two years and I also installed a set for a friend 18 months ago. Both...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-17-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14,617
Views: 709,688
Posted By BrittC
I heard a rumor at a meeting the other night that...

I heard a rumor at a meeting the other night that the village of Downers Grove had been fining the owner of DGY for signs that were over the size limit. Between that and high taxes, they shut down. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-13-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14,617
Views: 709,688
Posted By BrittC
Hope it's ok to share this here, but for any...

Hope it's ok to share this here, but for any locals looking for a really nice KTM Adventure, I have a very clean, very low mile 620 for sale in Westmont.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 118,078
Posted By BrittC
For anyone located in the midwest, this low mile...

For anyone located in the midwest, this low mile beauty is currently listed in the flea market...
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8,892
Views: 1,935,265
Posted By BrittC
I put about 25 miles on my 620 today. If the...

I put about 25 miles on my 620 today. If the seat had gel in it and I changed the grips for a set that'll absorb some vibes, this might work for me. I'm liking the handling, ride, and power. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 8,892
Views: 1,935,265
Posted By BrittC
Seems that I feel the most vibes through the seat...

Seems that I feel the most vibes through the seat - enough that my vision blurs at certain RPM's. It stops if I pull in the clutch and let it coast so it's not the wheels or drivetrain. The seat is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8,892
Views: 1,935,265
Posted By BrittC
I've only put 10 miles on it so far and I'm...

I've only put 10 miles on it so far and I'm trying to decide if I'm man enough for this machine. The vibes are pretty dang intense! I'm sure it has been discussed to death so off I go to read about...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8,892
Views: 1,935,265
Posted By BrittC
Not a 640, but here's my newly purchased 1998 620...

Not a 640, but here's my newly purchased 1998 620 with only 1,717 miles on it...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ru1h6i9rfzk/VAO0SYesbxI/AAAAAAABfeY/_q4UR5em78A/s800/20140831_183523.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 118,078
Posted By BrittC
So what kind of value does this thing have to the...

So what kind of value does this thing have to the right enthusiast? :evil I'm not committed to it yet!
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 118,078
Posted By BrittC
A few more shots of my new 1,700 mile 620. I...

A few more shots of my new 1,700 mile 620. I suppose I should make a bracket so I can hang the license plate correctly...
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 118,078
Posted By BrittC
I wonder how hard it would be to have the title...

I wonder how hard it would be to have the title corrected (from 640 to 620) when I go in to have it titled. Going from an Indiana to an Illinois title, I wonder if that'll open up any headaches for...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 118,078
Posted By BrittC
New owner here, trying to decipher what bike I've...

New owner here, trying to decipher what bike I've bought.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-okd0WRr_GT4/VAOznqMEdII/AAAAAAABfd4/UGKprGDalT0/s800/20140831_183546.jpg

The seller had this bike in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By BrittC
Brought the 620 home today and said goodbye to...

Brought the 620 home today and said goodbye to the KLR. Oil change done (thanks to advice from the local KTM dealer), test ride taken, and I like it! When I had the tank off I saw that it has an...
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 712
Views: 207,597
Posted By BrittC
Not much action in the Capo world? I've had a...

Not much action in the Capo world? I've had a busy summer and radial head fracture (in my forearm) prevented me from riding for several weeks, but I've put a few miles on the Capo. Still love it...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-25-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8,721
Views: 386,430
Posted By BrittC
I happen to have a Caponord (and freaking love it...

I happen to have a Caponord (and freaking love it by the way!). I bought a KLR that I needed shipped from Long Island to Chicago last year - but I found an inmate here who did it for a fraction of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-23-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8,721
Views: 386,430
Posted By BrittC
My wife's family has a cottage on Arbutus Lake so...

My wife's family has a cottage on Arbutus Lake so we're right there when we go up. I've seen some of the riding further south and will likely explore down that way eventually but this was a great...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-22-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8,721
Views: 386,430
Posted By BrittC
My oldest kid and I had a great (somewhat wet)...

My oldest kid and I had a great (somewhat wet) couple of days of riding the sand roads around Mayfield and Kingsley last weekend. It was his first time riding outside of our small backyard and our...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By BrittC
Can anyone confirm the following tire sizes are...

Can anyone confirm the following tire sizes are accurate for the 1997 620 ADV?

Front tyre size 90/90 x 21
Rear tyre size 140/80 x 18

Looks like this trade is happening and even though the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By BrittC
Sso far I haven't learned anything to scare me...

Sso far I haven't learned anything to scare me away from this bike, so I'm working on plans to make the trade with the owner. Hopefully I'll have it in my garage after I do the TWAT ride over Labor...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By BrittC
If I spent a weekend detailing it, I think it...

If I spent a weekend detailing it, I think it would look dang close to showroom new. Any thoughts on what a collector would pay for it? I don't know anything about these bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By BrittC
Thanks for the replies so far. I'm really...

Thanks for the replies so far. I'm really interested in this bike and I believe it has the potential to be an interesting ownership experience - hopefully in the same positive way my Caponord...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By BrittC
Question 1997 KTM 620 ADV - First Model Year?

Pardon me if this has been beaten to death (it probably has in the huge number of KTM posts). While on vacation I've tried to read as many of the 620/640 threads as I can, but seeing as how I'm...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-14-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By BrittC
That'll work. PM incoming! :clap

That'll work. PM incoming! :clap
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-14-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 8,721
Views: 386,430
Posted By BrittC
Thanks for the info - he took the course...

Thanks for the info - he took the course yesterday and passed it so I'll tuck his cert in my topcase while we're out riding. Thanks again!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-13-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By BrittC
Black River Falls Wisconsin Trailer Parking Needed

On Labor Day weekend a friend and I are trailering our bikes up to Black River Falls to head north on the TWAT route (we don't have the time to do the full route so we're starting there).

Is...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-12-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 8,721
Views: 386,430
Posted By BrittC
Hypothetical question for your folks up around...

Hypothetical question for your folks up around the Traverse City area.

If I were to bring two Illinois plated thumpers up to the area and decided to take my 6'2" tall, fully geared up, 14 year...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,630,771
Posted By BrittC
My recently purchased 93 XT225 is leaking oil...

My recently purchased 93 XT225 is leaking oil around the top of the left side engine cover. Previous owner had the dealer replace the gasket last summer (and I can see the edge of the new gasket). ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,630,771
Posted By BrittC
Should the choke knob stay in place when pulled...

Should the choke knob stay in place when pulled out? I just picked up an XT, and the choke knob feels spring loaded and won't stay unless I hold it in place.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 8,417
Views: 1,996,879
Posted By BrittC
Found some pretty decent riding in Steward, IL -...

Found some pretty decent riding in Steward, IL - about an hour from home yesterday,


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-KcCIIfwN6x8/U8LjKzjscgI/AAAAAAABeps/zi0y4LlfIPw/s800/20140713_091119.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,630,771
Posted By BrittC
Thanks for the advice guys. I didn't get a...

Thanks for the advice guys. I didn't get a spectacular deal but I think I paid a fair price. The whole bike was really grimy but a bottle of Simple Green and a hose took much of it off. I'll have...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,630,771
Posted By BrittC
I know little about the XT225 but am going to...

I know little about the XT225 but am going to look at one tonight. This will be for my teenager to learn on offroad, and while a true dirtbike might be better I want something I can jump on and run...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2,717
Views: 809,328
Posted By BrittC
1984 Honda VF700S Sabre

Picked up this low mile (7,800) 1984 Sabre over the winter for $1000 delivered to my house. Sat for 10 years in someone's garage. Needed almost everything done to it short of dropping the motor,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-06-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By BrittC
Garmin NUVI 500 / Touratech Mount / Powerlet

Anyone here using a Nuvi 500 in a Touratech mount with a Powerlet power cable? I have a dilemma and need some suggestions.

Here's a pic of my Touratch mount.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-04-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8,721
Views: 386,430
Posted By BrittC
Found where I can order the necessary stickers...

Found where I can order the necessary stickers before I even get back up to the TC area. Very convenient.

http://www.mdnr-elicense.com/Welcome/Default.aspx

Thanks for the advice guys!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-02-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8,721
Views: 386,430
Posted By BrittC
So now that I'm aware of the ORV and trail...

So now that I'm aware of the ORV and trail permits, a friend and I will be trailering our knobby-shod KLR's up from Chicago in 3 weeks to get off pavement. We will be based out of a cottage on...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-29-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8,721
Views: 386,430
Posted By BrittC
Thanks, I'll have to look up where a field office...

Thanks, I'll have to look up where a field office is the next time I go up there.

When I pick up a 2nd bike it'll be plated so that I can use it - but my boy is not 16 yet so he won't be street...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-29-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 8,721
Views: 386,430
Posted By BrittC
Thanks! I'll pursue getting them next time I get...

Thanks! I'll pursue getting them next time I get up there with the bike.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-28-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8,721
Views: 386,430
Posted By BrittC
According to the Grand Traverse Motorcycle Trail...

According to the Grand Traverse Motorcycle Trail shown on that map an ORV license and trail permit are required? I want to be legal... does anyone know what an out of state rider does to be legal...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 8,721
Views: 386,430
Posted By BrittC
Wonder if anyone who knows the area around...

Wonder if anyone who knows the area around Kingsley and Mayfield could help to educate a newbie to trail riding. My in-laws have a cottage on Arbutus Lake and I've ridden some of the seasonal roads...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-14-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By BrittC
Any welders in the Chicago suburbs?

I need to have a kickstand bracket re-welded to the frame of a VF700 Sabre. Looks like the bottom weld cracked and was re-welded before I bought it. That weld was no good because it seems to have...
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