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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-11-2014, 09:10 PM
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Views: 23,580
Posted By chrislitt
Date for next year?

Did a date get suggested for the second annual in 2015? Maybe around the same time? The sooner a date gets selected the sooner it gets on the calendar ahead of anything else. Set a date and I will be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-21-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 23,580
Posted By chrislitt
An Incredible Event

I want to thank all of the Downieville veterans for showing me the country. That was some great riding and we did sing Happy Birthday to Catfish quite well at the Friday night dinner of some 15 or so...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-10-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 23,580
Posted By chrislitt
:fishie. :deal

:fishie. :deal
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-09-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 23,580
Posted By chrislitt
:ear How in Hades does one plate a two stroke in...

:ear How in Hades does one plate a two stroke in this State? I'll take my answer in person please. Should be interesting.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-09-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 23,580
Posted By chrislitt
I texted and spoke with Juan today and the spot...

I texted and spoke with Juan today and the spot he recommended is where I am heading with fingers crossed that there is a vacant spot and the USFS staff won't hassle. No fire will drive my pyro-wife...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-08-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 23,580
Posted By chrislitt
Hey Fletch123, is Sardine the big campground at...

Hey Fletch123, is Sardine the big campground at the junction of packer and Sardine Roads? Did anyone note if it required reservations? Thinking about taking your advice and staying there.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-08-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 23,580
Posted By chrislitt
It is a 31' class C. Good for the dog too? The...

It is a 31' class C. Good for the dog too? The darn lab has made a dog lover out of me. I like the idea of not doing 7 miles to get started getting started- though one does what one must do! Thank...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-07-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 23,580
Posted By chrislitt
chrislitt arriving Thursday evening with wife,...

chrislitt arriving Thursday evening with wife, dog, motorhome, a smile, a righteous, new 350exc-f, and a complete lack of knowing where to camp (or ride for that matter). I've got an MT43 coming for...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18,424
Views: 2,002,086
Posted By chrislitt
Ok, weird responding to my own post but I knew I...

Ok, weird responding to my own post but I knew I missed a few things on the list:

Mondo moto lights mounted at bottom triple clamp
CleanSpeed replacement brake pedal
SW Motech steel rear rack...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18,424
Views: 2,002,086
Posted By chrislitt
I will keep you in mind if I take that path!

I will keep you in mind if I take that path!
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 06:38 AM
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Posted By chrislitt
I never claimed to be a fast learner and you can...

I never claimed to be a fast learner and you can see why! Most of my key life lessons have been painful, tho this one really isn't on the list. Thanks much for hour empathy and advice, appreciated.
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 06:34 AM
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Posted By chrislitt
Muffinman, spoken like a true veteran. I hope I...

Muffinman, spoken like a true veteran. I hope I don't have to do the reverse order. I'll have to quit circling the drain of indecision first! Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 06:31 AM
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Posted By chrislitt
Getting there!

Seth, thanks for your opinion on the value. My hope is that the rarity of used models will support a top dollar price. My local KTM dealer says I can put it on the floor there. And , shit, I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 18,424
Views: 2,002,086
Posted By chrislitt
What's It Worth?

This ought to cause some gnashing of teeth and head scratching, here goes anyway. I find that the riding I like and will mostly do isn't compatible with the 690 for me. So after putting a butt load...
Forum: Regional forums 05-03-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,685
Posted By chrislitt
Must be time for those routes?

John,

Enlighten us with the route please.:deal Not that anything can keep me from getting lost! :rofl
Forum: Regional forums 04-22-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,685
Posted By chrislitt
Pissed Still Packing, and will be for a while

Me too. I think I'm good so long as I don't need clothing or food. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 09:16 PM
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Posted By chrislitt
+1 After riding with one on your bike,...

+1

After riding with one on your bike, you will probably always make sure your off road bike has one. I have the Scotts on the BRP mount. I move the dampener (hope I got that right) from my 300...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18,424
Views: 2,002,086
Posted By chrislitt
tank saddle bags for EVO2?

Anyone have a solution for carrying stuff ahead of you on the sides of the EVO2 tanks for those special occasions when you need some extra storage for a camping trip?
Forum: Vendors 04-12-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 235,904
Posted By chrislitt
It does help a great deal. I have lower triple...

It does help a great deal. I have lower triple clamp mounts coming and will use those to create the best triangle. Thanks for your thoughts!
Forum: Vendors 04-12-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 235,904
Posted By chrislitt
mount lights on fairing?

Hi Ian, have your Lynx on my 690. Adding additional lights to make me more visible in daytime. I have the mondomoto mm10 bullets in hand. They are small and relatively light. Is it a bad idea to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 18,424
Views: 2,002,086
Posted By chrislitt
That approach looks clean. I'm already heading...

That approach looks clean. I'm already heading down the happy trails mount path (ordered and shipped) or would have given this one a try. Good info, thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18,424
Views: 2,002,086
Posted By chrislitt
Hey Palmstatecrawler, My 2009 front turn...

Hey Palmstatecrawler,

My 2009 front turn signals sit on a metal bracket that looks much like the one that was on my 520. Good news for the light mount.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18,424
Views: 2,002,086
Posted By chrislitt
Those are nice looking mounts but I don't want...

Those are nice looking mounts but I don't want more stuff up on the bars- it's just my personal bias. I might change my mind if they get knocked off a couple of times though. :huh If I can use the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 05:31 PM
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Posted By chrislitt
More good advice on the slots, thanks....

More good advice on the slots, thanks. Palmstatecrawler's post makes me wonder if that approach will work on my 2009. I'm not back home until tomorrow night so I can't check. If that doesn't work the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 05:07 PM
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Posted By chrislitt
There will be no fear of the dark with that...

There will be no fear of the dark with that setup! Very nice. I think I'll start small and work my way up to those.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 18,424
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Posted By chrislitt
Yup, that is exactly what I started out looking...

Yup, that is exactly what I started out looking for, thanks for the tip. And since I hadn't heard of this outfit before there is now one more place to part me from my money. Oh well, the kids won't...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 203,555
Posted By chrislitt
Have you thought about scooting forward?:rofl ...

Have you thought about scooting forward?:rofl

I have noticed that everything on that bike vibrates. Just finished the EVO2 install late yesterday and went for short shakedown ride today. The...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18,424
Views: 2,002,086
Posted By chrislitt
Great idea!!!

So much for my statement about it being hard to find a spot to mount the lights. :eek1 I like that a lot. Thanks

Are these the lights you have?
MondoMotos MM10 Bullet LED Auxiliary Light...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18,424
Views: 2,002,086
Posted By chrislitt
auxillary light mounting

Who makes an auxiliary light mount that is held by the lower triple clamp bolts? Finding a spot for extra lights on the front of the 690 is not easy. I don't need the extra light as much as I am in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 203,555
Posted By chrislitt
Thanks for that input ktmmitch. The fit is...

Thanks for that input ktmmitch. The fit is perfect without the pads so I am going to find something thinner to overcome potential rubbing.
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 827
Views: 203,555
Posted By chrislitt
rubber bumpers at intersection of tanks and rad protector

Finishing the EVO2 tank installation. Got hung up at the fuel pump part as I was doing the CA cycleworks pump change at the same time and made a bad assumption about the fuel. That is another story....
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 827
Views: 203,555
Posted By chrislitt
Glad you had the courage to ask!

Thank you Carlosbarrios for asking! I have been carrying these parts around and around wondering what they are for but was afraid to ask. Thanks!!
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18,424
Views: 2,002,086
Posted By chrislitt
I was asking about the pesos thing and yes, the...

I was asking about the pesos thing and yes, the gas tank was worth that much alone. Really glad you got it back. I think the tire will be fine as I am not as skilled at assessing the nuances as some....
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18,424
Views: 2,002,086
Posted By chrislitt
Gary, I got the c23 based on your...

Gary,

I got the c23 based on your previous Recommendation. No pressure. It's not on the bike yet either.

Glad you got your bike back but I don't understand the math! Willing to 'splain...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 18,424
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Posted By chrislitt
Yes, that tire is soft and disappears fast. ...

Yes, that tire is soft and disappears fast. Doesn't that tire look sorta puny in that big wheel well? that takes a man comfortable with his masculinity!!
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18,424
Views: 2,002,086
Posted By chrislitt
I'm too lazy to look back- were you part of the...

I'm too lazy to look back- were you part of the recent rimlock how to balance etc discussion? Do you ride on pavement with rimlocks? If so, how does that go? thanks
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18,424
Views: 2,002,086
Posted By chrislitt
With or without a rim lock at those low...

With or without a rim lock at those low pressures? I have the motoz sitting in the queue (floor of the shop) waiting its turn so thanks for your comments!!
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18,424
Views: 2,002,086
Posted By chrislitt
yes, trials!!!

I put a trials tire on my 300. Absolutely blew my mind with the traction improvement over a knobbie. Does someone make a 690-sized trials tire? I haven't seen anything bigger than the 4.00 x 18. The...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 18,424
Views: 2,002,086
Posted By chrislitt
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18,424
Views: 2,002,086
Posted By chrislitt
is that ...

sheep singular or plural?
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