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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-04-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2,509
Views: 268,410
Posted By dondesmo
Partial Sect 1 Packwood to Trout Lake on 7-2

My friend Phil and I did a partial portion of Section 1. I ride a '11 KTM 990 Dakar Special and Phil was on a '14 KTM 1190. We planned a day trip loop from the South Sound to Packwood via Enumclaw...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-06-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,094
Posted By dondesmo
+1 on the Q4's. I run them on my '11 KTM Dakar.

+1 on the Q4's. I run them on my '11 KTM Dakar.
Forum: Vendors 03-15-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,985
Posted By dondesmo
Ordering a 2nd pair

I just returned from a 2 day, 600 miles trip down the Oregon Coast. These work better then the bicycle shorts. I'm ordering a 2nd pair.
Forum: Face plant 03-14-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 44,995
Posted By dondesmo
72 and still riding

I started racing SoCal Desert (Dist 37) in 1965 when I was 23. I did that until I moved to Washington State in 1971. I started street riding when I moved here and have never quit, riding every year,...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-11-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By dondesmo
Thanks

Thanks. I discovered that I blew the fuse in the male plug. Duh.
I'm glad I found that before I started tearing things apart.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-11-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By dondesmo
Fuse location for 990 accessory dash plug

I have a '11 KTM 990 Adventure. I blew the fuse for the accessory dash plug while hooking up my electrical vest connection (don't ask). I know that the plug is directly wired to the battery but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,278
Posted By dondesmo
+1

+1
Forum: Orange Crush 03-02-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,800
Posted By dondesmo
Thanks. I needed something to do today while it's...

Thanks. I needed something to do today while it's raining. So much for waiting until I do the valves.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-02-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,800
Posted By dondesmo
Thanks

I just checked mine on my '11 990 Dakar. I have 7500 miles on the clock and so far things look okay. The wire lome is really tight when the steering head is at full lock to the left, so I will keep a...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-01-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,275
Posted By dondesmo
Good info

I purchased a set of the Motion Pro Bead Breakers for my 990 and always wondered how well they would work so it is nice reading the positive responses. Good stuff.
Forum: Vendors 03-01-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,985
Posted By dondesmo
Ordered

I just ordered a pair of Adventure Moto-Skiveez. I have been wearing bicycle shorts for 25 years. If these work as good as I expect, I will be ordering a 2nd pair.
Forum: Vendors 02-28-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,790
Posted By dondesmo
Excellent

I ride through that area at least once a year. I will save this to my favorites.
Forum: Vendors 02-12-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 786
Views: 179,575
Posted By dondesmo
I just ordered a set of your mirrors/ram mounts...

I just ordered a set of your mirrors/ram mounts for my '11 990 KTM. I have read where crashes can break the mirror mount bases with the stock mirrors. I have been lucky twice (don't ask) so it's past...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,105
Posted By dondesmo
One finger on the front brake lever all the time,...

One finger on the front brake lever all the time, pavement or dirt.
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 122,118
Posted By dondesmo
Hardcore video

You guys are amazing. What beautiful country.
Forum: Orange Crush 01-11-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 17,281
Posted By dondesmo
I knocked off the LH case on a low side in the...

I knocked off the LH case on a low side in the snow and mud in April. I replaced the latch and now use the Gobi's for 2 up riding. I run a set of Wolfman Explorer's for all my solo stuff.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-10-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,155
Posted By dondesmo
I am back. I did the Upper Imnaha solo on my 990...

I am back. I did the Upper Imnaha solo on my 990 KTM in 10-2012. It was freshly graveled at that time with a grader working. No issues.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 30,402
Posted By dondesmo
Still alive

I was rear ended on my Ducati and flew 40' and landed on my head knocking me unconscious for a few minutes. I'm writing this thanks to my Shoei full cover helmet. Everyone has choices and I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 488,009
Posted By dondesmo
I sure am glad this RR was bumped, it's helping...

I sure am glad this RR was bumped, it's helping me to get through our cold, wet PNW weather. An epic adventure through some unbelievable country.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-16-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By dondesmo
Looking forward to a nice ride on FS 23 tomorrow...

Looking forward to a nice ride on FS 23 tomorrow and return Friday. There should be lots of fall colors. Thanks for all the input.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,340
Posted By dondesmo
About 10 years ago I stopped in Goldendale WA on...

About 10 years ago I stopped in Goldendale WA on my '02 K1200RS and not paying attention, filled my bike with diesel. I realize what a stupid move I had made, just as the tank was full. Duh. So I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-14-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By dondesmo
Thanks. I will save that in my favorites

Thanks. I will save that in my favorites
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-14-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By dondesmo
FS 23 open or closed

I will be heading south from Randle to Trout Lake on FS 23 on Thursday on my 990 KTM. I am pretty sure it is open with the freezing level at 9500'. Can anyone varify that? Thanks.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-04-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,897
Posted By dondesmo
I bought my '11 990 Dakar Special from Lynnwood....

I bought my '11 990 Dakar Special from Lynnwood. I paid it off in 90 days and when the title was sent it was for a KTM 530. Unfornunately I glanced at the title and filed it away. The following year...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-28-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10,484
Views: 2,178,220
Posted By dondesmo
New Exhaust Cans Installed

I decided to install a set of FMF Q4 slip on exhaust canisters on my '11 990 Dakar Adventure. It was straight forward and it took about 2 hours to complete the job. I was impressed with the quality...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-12-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By dondesmo
North Cascades Highway

The North Cascades Highway is closed due to rock and mud slides at mile post 147 to Rainy Pass and will remain closed indefinitely because of incoming storms.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-30-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By dondesmo
Hinshaw's

I have been satisified with Hinshaw's servicing of my '11 990. And Jim Spears is a stand up guy. The only issue I have is they que bikes on a first come first basis and store the motorcycles outside...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-26-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,968
Posted By dondesmo
+1

+1
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-16-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 25,604
Posted By dondesmo
Taking notes

Taking notes
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-16-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 25,604
Posted By dondesmo
Thanks Apple Jam

I appreciate the input. I always ride with my Spot, otherwise the wife worries. I also try to make my decisions on the conservative side. I noted that Benchmark Maps cautions about impassable roads...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-16-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 25,604
Posted By dondesmo
Thanks MadChap

I have been wanting to escape the Puget Sound wet weather and was exploring regions in Central Oregon for a trip on the KTM 990. I ran across your post and it fits my plans. I got out my Benchmark...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,211,808
Posted By dondesmo
Well done gentlemen

:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-08-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 36,156
Posted By dondesmo
Old Dist. 37 Desert Racer Matchless Metisse

I raced a Matchess Metisse for a full season of Dist. 37 Desert events in 1970 while a member of the Vikings MC. Kick ass machine, heavy but what an engine. With all the low end torque, the bike...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-16-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By dondesmo
Email Support +1 Nuvi 500

I had a question about managing My Data files in my Nuvi 500. I had used MapSource to transfer routes to my Nuvi 500 that I had laid out previously for my GPSMAPS 76cx into my Nuvi 500. I couldn't...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-11-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By dondesmo
Hindshaw'a in Auburn did my 600 mile 1st service...

Hindshaw'a in Auburn did my 600 mile 1st service and my 4600 mile service. I don't have any issues except that they don't take reservations, so it is first come first serve. You have to drop the bike...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-09-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3,534
Views: 581,784
Posted By dondesmo
Spot 2 Customer Service A+++++

I have had a Spot 2 for 9 months. I don't use it for tracking my route, but just to notify my wife that I have arrived safely, as I do a lot of solo riding, both on pavement as well as in the woods,...
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,491
Posted By dondesmo
I carry a C clamp with me as part of my tire...

I carry a C clamp with me as part of my tire repair kit when riding my KTM Adventure. I have had tires that were no problemo but I have had ones that were a real bitch and the C clamp never fails to...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,446
Posted By dondesmo
The Seattle guy

I really like these boots. They work well off road on the KTM and did well on a roost through BC, Canada on my Ducati. On the BC ride, it was hot and the boots were uncomfortable. We stopped at one...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,905
Posted By dondesmo
Did you shake all your fillings lose from the...

Did you shake all your fillings lose from the vibration.:rofl
Forum: Orange Crush 10-07-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,258
Posted By dondesmo
No

I will keep my '11 990 Adventure Dakar. The last thing I want is more weight off the pavement.
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