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Forum: Orange Crush 11-19-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By NeptuneTriton
Here you go! The white actually matched the paint...

Here you go! The white actually matched the paint on the Baja perfectly...it wasn't off a shade or anything like that. Keep in mind the front side is painted, but the back side is natural fiberglass,...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-11-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,983
Posted By NeptuneTriton
Yep +1 for the KOSO meter...it's super slim and...

Yep +1 for the KOSO meter...it's super slim and weather resistant, mounts anywhere. Have one on both bikes with no issues.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-10-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By NeptuneTriton
Rowe PDM 60

The Rowe Electronics PDM60 seems to be the way to go these days. They get great reviews an it offers a lot more custom settings than a fuse block can:
...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-04-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 92,846
Posted By NeptuneTriton
Meanwhile Honda is picking up where KTM left off,...

Meanwhile Honda is picking up where KTM left off, aiming the Africa Twin squarely at the ADV Dirt market.

KTM, you better have an Ace up your sleeve somewhere, this 1050 Starbucks runner ain't...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,212
Posted By NeptuneTriton
No experience with these, but they do look...

No experience with these, but they do look nice....Maple Motorcycle Denim....

http://maplemoto.com/
Forum: Orange Crush 10-29-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,610
Posted By NeptuneTriton
Bump....Please remember to title your threads.

Bump....Please remember to title your threads.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-29-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,201
Posted By NeptuneTriton
Yeah, that's where everybody takes their...

Yeah, that's where everybody takes their bikes....and for good reason! He really knows his stuff.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-28-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By NeptuneTriton
Yeah, the best way to test for the ignition...

Yeah, the best way to test for the ignition wiring is to turn the bike on and while it's idling, grab the ignition harness with your hand and start moving it around in different directions. If you...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-27-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By NeptuneTriton
Mine was doing the same thing and I thought it...

Mine was doing the same thing and I thought it was the clutch too at first. It would randomly die, but it turns out it wasn't the clutch or battery....it was this:

...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-21-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By NeptuneTriton
Ok, if it's not either of those two, there is...

Ok, if it's not either of those two, there is another electrical gremlin that can cause this. Some 990 owners have reported that the hazard switch can short out, causing you to blow fuses one right...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-21-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By NeptuneTriton
If that's not it, check your ignition harness to...

If that's not it, check your ignition harness to make sure it's not broken or shorting out....here's a thread on that:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=958280
Forum: Orange Crush 10-21-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By NeptuneTriton
Do you have crash bars installed on your 990? If...

Do you have crash bars installed on your 990? If so, look at the one on the left side of the bike. On the rear of it, where it attaches/clamps to the frame by the foot shifter, there's a small wire...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-15-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 92,846
Posted By NeptuneTriton
Pissed I f*cking told you so!!!

I F*CKING TOLD YOU SO!!! AAAAARRRGGGGHHH!!!

I knew it! I just knew it! This is the dumbed down, cheaper version of the 1190. They even used the same engine and just didn't bore it out all the way....
Forum: Orange Crush 10-15-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By NeptuneTriton
Thanks for the information, good to know. That...

Thanks for the information, good to know. That does sound like a pain, especially if you have to deal with those stupid "clean air" hoods that are on a lot of nozzles these days, you know the ones...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-14-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By NeptuneTriton
I've been coveting the CJ Designs version for a...

I've been coveting the CJ Designs version for a little while now. Very well made and has the option to insert a fuel filter "sock" to catch any crud before it makes your fuel pump implode.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-13-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,821
Posted By NeptuneTriton
Yup, I'm betting we have another...

Yup, I'm betting we have another victim...textbook symptoms.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-13-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,914
Posted By NeptuneTriton
From what I understand, the Euro headlight is...

From what I understand, the Euro headlight is better, but only marginally so. It doesn't seem worth the additional cost compared to your other options.

I knew I wanted much better headlights, so I...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-06-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,249
Posted By NeptuneTriton
"When I dump the Adventure in a sand wash with a...

"When I dump the Adventure in a sand wash with a giant loop bag and no panniers it can be a real bitch to pick up, especially with the handlebars lying a bit lower than the wheels. On a regular dirt...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-03-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,751
Posted By NeptuneTriton
All smog crap - 3lbs 2-1 exhaust - 20lbs ...

All smog crap - 3lbs
2-1 exhaust - 20lbs
Lithium Battery - 6lbs
Crash bars - 11lbs
Rear Racks - 4lbs
Passenger Pegs - 2lbs
Airbox - 6lbs
Single Front Rotor - 10lbs
Lose the ABS - none on the...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-02-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,751
Posted By NeptuneTriton
Yeah, I can only have one-bike right now, so I...

Yeah, I can only have one-bike right now, so I need to have a "do it all" solution. I wish the 990 was much lighter, but that's about my only real gripe with it. It's really amazing off road and on,...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-02-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,751
Posted By NeptuneTriton
Hahaha, no, no you're not! All I see is a bunch...

Hahaha, no, no you're not! All I see is a bunch of great machines and I want all of them!

At this point, I am leaning towards keeping the 990 though. For me, as much as I want and am lusting over...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-02-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 92,846
Posted By NeptuneTriton
You know what I bet this is going to be? A...

You know what I bet this is going to be? A "cheap" version of the 1190. Just like BMW's F 700 GS is basically a de-tuned, de-featured, lower end version of the F 800 GS.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-01-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 92,846
Posted By NeptuneTriton
In this particular case, I was referring to the...

In this particular case, I was referring to the new KTM 1290 adventure and it's accompanying marketing materials from KTM. The video and photos all indicate that this is intended to be a "luxury...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-01-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 92,846
Posted By NeptuneTriton
http://www.advpulse.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09...

http://www.advpulse.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/2015-KTM-1290-Super-Adventure-05.jpg...
Forum: Vendors 10-01-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,902
Posted By NeptuneTriton
Got mine too! Thanks for the fall discount!

Got mine too! Thanks for the fall discount!
Forum: Orange Crush 09-30-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By NeptuneTriton
I think everyone's done this at least...

I think everyone's done this at least once....it's THE WORST place to run that wire. To the OP, if you have crashbars installed, check the left side of the bike where the rear of the crash bar clamps...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By NeptuneTriton
Mosko Moto is the way to go

Hey, just wanted to share what soft bags I'll be purchasing after doing a lot of research. I checked out Giant Loop, Ortlieb, AltRider, Enduristan, Wolfman, Andy Straps, Megadons, Kriga and they all...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-29-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,049
Posted By NeptuneTriton
I had a white one for a while until I bought my...

I had a white one for a while until I bought my VooDoo fairing and noticed the same thing...much smoother air flow for me. Also, if you haven't tried it yet, remove the stock mirrors and go for a...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-25-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,637
Posted By NeptuneTriton
Same here, but on my 990 Baja. Fluid turned a...

Same here, but on my 990 Baja. Fluid turned a dark brown/black within the first 1,000miles. No problems with braking though, but it's the first bike I've had that did that. I'll have the system...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-25-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,751
Posted By NeptuneTriton
Yeah, it sure doesn't pencil, LOL:rofl As...

Yeah, it sure doesn't pencil, LOL:rofl

As amazing as they are, these are NOT $18,000.00+ bikes. The problem is that the consumer...you and I....are paying for the parallel development,...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-25-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,751
Posted By NeptuneTriton
Now the big question....how much does it cost?

I guess the final comparison is going to be surrounding the cost of the build. I haven't really seen anyone who's built one put a number on it. I realize that the Basel kit's appear to be more...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-25-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,751
Posted By NeptuneTriton
Thanks everyone for continuing to provide...

Thanks everyone for continuing to provide valuable opinions, experience, and insight into this comparison. I've read all of your comments and appreciate the knowledge sharing.

I think if KTM made...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-24-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,751
Posted By NeptuneTriton
Yeah, 518# seems a little high doesn't it? I had...

Yeah, 518# seems a little high doesn't it? I had to re-read that thread to catch that he did have some spares and tools on board. So, basically "Trail Ready" weight with 5.3 Gallons of gas on board. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-24-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,751
Posted By NeptuneTriton
Just read through all the posts on the 690 Basel...

Just read through all the posts on the 690 Basel thread here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=891170&page=19

And under post 279 I saw the pre and post weigh ins for the KTM 690...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-24-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,751
Posted By NeptuneTriton
Thanks for all the information and opinions...

Thanks for all the information and opinions everyone, keep it coming...:ear

This really is like choosing between the hot redhead and the hot blonde on either end of the bartop. Yes, I know, in a...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-23-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,751
Posted By NeptuneTriton
I. Hate. You. But seriously, thanks for the...

I. Hate. You.

But seriously, thanks for the information. I know Alex at Konflict and he does amazing work. I was planning on taking the 990 there soon, but keep holding off because I'm still a...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-23-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,751
Posted By NeptuneTriton
Thanks for the insight, I forgot to mention (now...

Thanks for the insight, I forgot to mention (now edited) that the downed 990 in the first picture isn't mine, just an example. I have a similar setup though with Touratech Panniers, rack, stock...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-23-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,751
Posted By NeptuneTriton
So, I think that about covers it. I live and ride...

So, I think that about covers it. I live and ride in WA State, where the terrain is steep, rocky, and dicy in a lot of places, not open gravel roads like Kansas or Oklahoma where one wouldn't feel...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-23-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,751
Posted By NeptuneTriton
990 Weight Reduction

The other option would be to keep the 990 Baja, but shed as much weight off it as possible. This pic is from another thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=824372&page=2

But it...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-23-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,751
Posted By NeptuneTriton
690 Enduro R Rally Raid Basel Examples

So, that leaves me wanting a KTM Adventure bike….but more of a Mini 990….like the 690 Enduro R with full Rally Raid or Basel fairings and tanks. However, I'm concerned that the 690 will be too buzzy...
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