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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-26-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 71,420
Posted By climberevan
Can anyone suggest a local-ish suspension tuner...

Can anyone suggest a local-ish suspension tuner for KTM open chamber forks? I had heard there was a good guy in Reno, but can't remember who it was. TIA
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-26-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 756
Views: 103,089
Posted By climberevan
I don't know. It has already been plated in NV at...

I don't know. It has already been plated in NV at one point, I believe. When plating bikes here they get a street title with "reconstructed" stamp. This one has a title but the dual-sport stuff has...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-25-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 756
Views: 103,089
Posted By climberevan
Somebody buy this XRR so I'm not tempted to get...

Somebody buy this XRR so I'm not tempted to get another one.

http://reno.craigslist.org/mcy/4472511842.html
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-02-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 756
Views: 103,089
Posted By climberevan
XRR Acerbis tank:...

XRR Acerbis tank: http://reno.craigslist.org/mpo/4443301615.html

I just bought one (for more!), or I would be ALL over that.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-18-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,243
Posted By climberevan
I should be able to make the 2 May party.

I should be able to make the 2 May party.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-15-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,243
Posted By climberevan
I'm interested as well. Can ride XRR or GS...

I'm interested as well. Can ride XRR or GS depending on what kind of terrain we'll be on...

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,024
Views: 364,001
Posted By climberevan
The bearing puller is a 1" pipe thread, which...

The bearing puller is a 1" pipe thread, which just barely catches on the internal threads on the flywheel. It would probably not have worked without a few love taps from the ol' BFH. You are correct...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 28,790
Posted By climberevan
Thanks. I was thinking that might be an issue...

Thanks. I was thinking that might be an issue too. The problem was that the lower attachment straps are so low that they end up going upward if I make the bags hang any lower. How did you end up...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 28,790
Posted By climberevan
Haha...I know. The XR just wants to go fast, what...

Haha...I know. The XR just wants to go fast, what can I say? The whole point for me is to allow aggressive, technical riding on overnight trips. If I want to keep it mellow I'll ride the GS with...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,828
Posted By climberevan
I funded this:...

I funded this: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fly6/fly6-cycling-accessory-hd-camera-and-tail-light-co
...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 28,790
Posted By climberevan
I bought a set of these a few weeks ago to try...

I bought a set of these a few weeks ago to try them out. It turns out they didn't fit very well on my XR650R with no rack, so I had to make a rack, too.

They seemed nice, and I was able to get...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-26-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,610
Posted By climberevan
Sorry to hear about your buddy's knee! I blew my...

Sorry to hear about your buddy's knee! I blew my acl a couple of years ago and it took over a year after surgery to get back to riding & skiing 100%.
I can attest that it does hurt pretty...
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,992
Posted By climberevan
I removed our old dishwasher and installed...

I removed our old dishwasher and installed another one in about 20 minutes today. It is seriously one of the easiest DIY projects you could undertake.

Don't even consider paying someone else to do...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By climberevan
I'm getting one of these for pedal bikes, but I...

I'm getting one of these for pedal bikes, but I suppose it would work well for motos too.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fly6/fly6-cycling-accessory-hd-camera-and-tail-light-co?ref=email
...
Forum: The Garage 03-21-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,024
Views: 364,001
Posted By climberevan
Flywheel puller:...

Flywheel puller: http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/22/pa9egy9a.jpg
Forum: Trials 03-19-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By climberevan
Thanks for posting. It was cool to see their...

Thanks for posting. It was cool to see their different body positions on the same obstacles. Video would be cool, too.
Forum: Vendors 03-18-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 18,260
Posted By climberevan
All of those pretty shiny bikes... Here's...

All of those pretty shiny bikes...

Here's what these look like after they've protected your clutch cover for a few months:
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 71,420
Posted By climberevan
Hey all, I just got a trials bike (02 GG),...

Hey all,

I just got a trials bike (02 GG), and am itching to play around on it with other more experienced trials riders. I've seen lots of tracks out at Prison Hill (Carson), so I know you're out...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,063
Posted By climberevan
Very nice! I rebuilt an M94 a while back...

Very nice!

I rebuilt an M94 a while back with M97 shafts, but reused the M94 input shaft. It worked beautifully, and only required one bearing be changed to make the M97 shafts fit the M94 case....
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By climberevan
I'm exactly the same height/weight as you are,...

I'm exactly the same height/weight as you are, and ride ludicrously technical trails (lots of 1st gear on my KTM 200 EXC).

I've tried on several brands of braces, and settled on the Troy Lee...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,539
Posted By climberevan
Another thing to consider (especially if the...

Another thing to consider (especially if the house is newer) is that the exhausted air will have to be replaced somehow. I would expect that fan to be running a LOT (amps and whatnot can create quite...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By climberevan
I think the "you'll damage the forks if you keep...

I think the "you'll damage the forks if you keep it strapped down" myth is just that. The bike can't tell if you have it strapped down or if you are just really heavy.

That said, there is no need...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-09-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 533,134
Posted By climberevan
Just got a new place in Carson City, NV. We...

Just got a new place in Carson City, NV.

We have a big lot with virtually unlimited space. I have a good tool setup including TIG welding capabilities. Rescue is a possibility as well. The KTM...
Forum: Vendors 01-13-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 73,594
Posted By climberevan
I heard a rumour some months back that this was...

I heard a rumour some months back that this was in the works, so I didn't buy a GL. I'm glad I waited.

If this piece is not absurdly expensive, I'm in. Will it be available before my planned...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-07-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,304
Posted By climberevan
I rode an 1190 R and wasn't very impressed. ...

I rode an 1190 R and wasn't very impressed.

It's an obvious effort by KTM to appeal to GS buyers--the rep even agreed when I suggested as much. The look is much more GS like, and it's a bigger...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21,776
Views: 2,588,734
Posted By climberevan
Hi all, I'm new. I bought an '02 a little...

Hi all, I'm new.

I bought an '02 a little while ago and have spent some time getting it street legal and set up for dirt tours. It now has lights, including powerful LED driving ones, heated...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By climberevan
I made some muffs that include a slit for the...

I made some muffs that include a slit for the mirrors.... I'll try to dig up a photo. If you can sew, it's a pretty easy project. If not, you could modify regular muffs, but keep in mind that most...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By climberevan
I went for it with the plastic welder and repair...

I went for it with the plastic welder and repair rod. It seems to be holding up so far...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,578
Posted By climberevan
I agree that the best route is durable,...

I agree that the best route is durable, breathable pants with optional waterproof overpants. All-in-one is just crappy. I'm a builder, and spend hours a day sometimes on my knees. I also ride to work...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By climberevan
Saturday morning bump. I bought a plastic welding...

Saturday morning bump. I bought a plastic welding kit, so I'm going to give it a shot. Supposedly you can carve off a piece, burn it, and figure out what kind of plastic it is. I figure i can get a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By climberevan
I built an entire new rear rack out of steel...

I built an entire new rear rack out of steel angle. It allows for the pillion seat and extends beyond, integrating a BB holder for my bicycle. The fork holder mounts separately with 2 screws when the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By climberevan
r1100gs fuel tank plastic TYPE?

I searched and searched...

Can anyone tell me what type of plastic the older GS tank is made of? My research tells me it is likely polyethylene, but I can't determine if it's the cross-linked...
Forum: Vendors 10-23-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 95,151
Posted By climberevan
I agree that the elastic strap keeper is...

I agree that the elastic strap keeper is worthless. The ones on my packs are all stretched out.

Here's an idea for buckles: http://www.metoliusclimbing.com/images/Crash-Buckle.jpg

The metal...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
Posted By climberevan
Just one point: the 1100 can ride dirt...

Just one point: the 1100 can ride dirt surprisingly well, especially if you're skilled and strong, but without TKCs or other knobby tires, it's hopeless on any kind of loose or wet dirt. The drawback...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,188
Posted By climberevan
One bit of advice: if you do end up pulling head...

One bit of advice: if you do end up pulling head stud(s) just go straight to Case Savers without using the (likely to fail) intermediate step of Heli-coils like I did. I ended up doing 4 on mine....
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,592
Posted By climberevan
As a road cyclist, and Tubliss convert, I can say...

As a road cyclist, and Tubliss convert, I can say with certainty that the inner liners are patchable. I patch road bike tubes all the time, sometimes 3 patches per tube, then ride 55mph on them at...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 23,955
Posted By climberevan
No photos, but I have a Kaitum that has been...

No photos, but I have a Kaitum that has been great. Prior to that I had a Nallo that I sold on the 'bay after 6 years for nearly the original purchase price! I have used & owned many other tents &...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,066
Posted By climberevan
Awesome! Yours looks so much better than mine...

Awesome! Yours looks so much better than mine did. The dirt performance will blow you away. Those forks look much cooler on your KLR than they would have on my WR, anyway.

I'm glad you were able...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,156
Posted By climberevan
Consider the new Troy Lee Catalyst X braces as...

Consider the new Troy Lee Catalyst X braces as well. I've worn the K700, but bought the TLs instead.
They have some distinct advantages over the K700s.

I did a review on KTMtalk, but I can't...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By climberevan
I stripped the ABS from my '95 1100GS. It saved...

I stripped the ABS from my '95 1100GS. It saved a lot of weight (~15lbs), and resulted in much
shorter brake lines. The feel at the front lever is much improved, as well.

Basically you'll need...
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