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Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 26,875
Posted By kizniche
I do plan to go through S America, but as I just...

I do plan to go through S America, but as I just laid down a year-long commitment, I'll have time to prepare. One thing I probably won't have ready by then will be $, though. I'm not sure what bike...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-23-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,875
Posted By kizniche
Keep those legs far out or front! Seriously,...

Keep those legs far out or front!

Seriously, though, I took these through Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and across the US without any injuries. However, They do seem like they could be an...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-23-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,875
Posted By kizniche
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-WFwj7KaTa2k/TJ9...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-WFwj7KaTa2k/TJ9qMHI_zMI/AAAAAAAACYQ/-LpKqU_7SIA/s800/IMGP0962.JPG
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Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 26,875
Posted By kizniche
20: Viva el Deseo!

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<a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101441616403188866046/201101Florida?feat=directlink" target="_blank">Photo Album of Florida / Álbum de Fotos de Florida</a>
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Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 26,875
Posted By kizniche
19: A White Elephant In The Room

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<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/101441616403188866046/201012Colorado" target="_blank">Photo Album of Colorado / Álbum de Fotos de Colorado</a>
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Forum: Orange Crush 12-30-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 20,076
Posted By kizniche
+1

I'm interested in V.2 for my 950.

I'm currently with the large ziptie mounting method- so, as for parts, I already have the Spal 4" puller fan, rewired harness, and added 12V relay to switch the...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-16-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,262
Views: 233,217
Posted By kizniche
Guatemala

Here are a few videos from Guatemala, November of 2010. The first is between Panajachel and Cobán, and the second and third are between Cobán and Tikal.

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Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 26,875
Posted By kizniche
18: My Birthday And The Local Flavor of Denver, Colorado

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<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/101441616403188866046/201012Colorado" target="_blank">Photo Album of Denver, Colorado / Álbum de Fotos de Denver, Colorado</a>
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Forum: Orange Crush 12-05-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,772
Posted By kizniche
New covers

It's been a while since these were made, but I'd like to have closure to this thread in some sense.

On August 16th, in preparation for my trip (see signature), I stop at Craig's Custom Canvas in...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 26,875
Posted By kizniche
17: Guadalajara to Denver, Colorado continued

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Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 26,875
Posted By kizniche
17: Guadalajara to Denver, Colorado

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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Saturday evening of the 27th, I set out with Minerva and her boyfriend to a local bar where their friend is celebrating his birthday. The majority...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 26,875
Posted By kizniche
16: San Cristóbal de las Casas to Guadalajara

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<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/101441616403188866046/201011MexicoChiapas" target="_blank">Photo Album of Ciapas, Mexico / Álbum de Fotos de Chiapas, Mexico</a>
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Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 26,875
Posted By kizniche
It´s handling it great. No problems with the...

It´s handling it great. No problems with the frame, but in the last post you´ll notice I have a slight rim problem. I have a tube in it now, so it should be fine until I reach Denver, where Woody´s...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 26,875
Posted By kizniche
15: The Mayan Ruins at Tikal continued

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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I rise early Wednesday morning and hop on the road. I ride a few of the same beautiful windy roads from last week. My approach to Lake Atitlan...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 26,875
Posted By kizniche
15: The Mayan Ruins at Tikal

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ATTENTION: Videos in the <a href="http://motoalsur.blogspot.com/2010/11/14-santa-cruz-coban-and-tikal.html" target="_blank">previous post</a> are uploaded and can now be...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 26,875
Posted By kizniche
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I think the problems I've...

&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I think the problems I've had on this trip have been minor. It only has the appearance that it's not dependable, but everything I've seen has told me otherwise. Here's a list...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 26,875
Posted By kizniche
14: Santa Cruz, Cobán, and Tikal continued

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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The road goes between phases of dirt, then paved, then dirt. There's construction for the next 10 miles, as I enter a town and fill up my tanks....
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 26,875
Posted By kizniche
14: Santa Cruz, Cobán, and Tikal continued

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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I join Mike and Sarah at their Hostel in Jaibalito for a lunch of bread, falafell, potatoes, vegetables, and a cold Moza. While eating, we meet a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 26,875
Posted By kizniche
14: Santa Cruz, Cobán, and Tikal

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<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/101441616403188866046/201011Guatemala" target="_blank">Photo Album of Guatemala / Álbum de Fotos de Guatemala</a>
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Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 26,875
Posted By kizniche
13: Río Dulce to Guatemala City

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<a href="http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=879021" target="_blank">GPS Track in Guatemala City / Recorrido del GPS en Guatemala, Guatemala</a>
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Forum: Orange Crush 11-08-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,853
Posted By kizniche
I arrived in Guatemala City this morning and got...

I arrived in Guatemala City this morning and got to the KTM shop without too much difficulty (except for a shotgun toting security guard who demanded $10 quetzales for my 5 minute park to let my...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 26,875
Posted By kizniche
Video Update

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<tr><td><iframe title="YouTube video player" class="youtube-player" type="text/html" width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/rx8lYOQ3EDQ"...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-07-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,853
Posted By kizniche
I cleaned the front carb float needle in Belize...

I cleaned the front carb float needle in Belize when I stripped the bike, so I doubt that's the problem.
It's getting late tonight, so I'm not going to try taking anything apart. I'll try to get to...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-07-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,853
Posted By kizniche
I don't know much about mufflers. Do you know if...

I don't know much about mufflers. Do you know if these can be disassembled and repaired?

They came with the bike when I bought it, and are FMF Q2; aftermarket.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-07-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,853
Posted By kizniche
On deceleration the bike sounds the most...

On deceleration the bike sounds the most normal... it seems because there is no load at all or negative load, it is causing it to operate optimally.

Also, there's the biggest difference in sound...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 26,875
Posted By kizniche
No, but there's an ongoing discussion on ADVRider...

No, but there's an ongoing discussion on ADVRider in the Orange Crush forum at http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14434693#post14434693

There's a possibility it's just the exhaust...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-07-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,853
Posted By kizniche
Yes, I am impressed with how this camera has held...

Yes, I am impressed with how this camera has held up.


Am I wrong to think that because I feel the bike has a rougher tone (ie. the whole bike vibrates more) that it isn't caused by a bad baffle...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-07-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,853
Posted By kizniche
I inspected the right pipe up to the engine a few...

I inspected the right pipe up to the engine a few minutes ago and didn't see any gaps. I did not attempt to take the pipe off, but I did get a few better shots of inside the right exhaust pipe. It...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-06-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,853
Posted By kizniche
It really doesn't sound like it's rattling, more...

It really doesn't sound like it's rattling, more like a popping. The video was shot with a small mic on my camera, so it's a little distorted.

I will poke around the exhaust a little more tomorrow...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-06-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,853
Posted By kizniche
Part of the reason I wanted to take the entire...

Part of the reason I wanted to take the entire air box apart in Belize, was to look for leaks. I was very thorough to put it back together right, and also didn't find any missed hoses or leaks.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-06-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,853
Posted By kizniche
You got me curious, because I had not looked into...

You got me curious, because I had not looked into the exhaust pipes. These are FMF Q2 exhaust pipes. Here are the pictures i just took:

LEFT, REAR CYLINDER:
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Forum: Orange Crush 11-06-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,853
Posted By kizniche
The left pipe rattles a little bit, but it seems...

The left pipe rattles a little bit, but it seems like the right pipe is rattling from the pressure of exhaust coming out irregularly. I can feel a difference with my hands over each exhaust.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-06-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,853
Posted By kizniche
These plugs were put in ~4000k ago (2500 miles). ...

These plugs were put in ~4000k ago (2500 miles).

FRONT:
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_RZW5mFRH__E/TNXirHIB9lI/AAAAAAAAEGo/XTxfVba_Luw/s800/IMGP2493.JPG


REAR:...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-06-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,853
Posted By kizniche
I found riding at about 60 mph @ 5000 RPM feels...

I found riding at about 60 mph @ 5000 RPM feels the smoothest... It seems like the least load on the engine because it sounds most normal. Although that is a high RPM, I think the load is less from...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-06-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,853
Posted By kizniche
The smoke was a bluish color if I remeber.. more...

The smoke was a bluish color if I remeber.. more dark than white, but I'm not sure if it was more blue than black- it was hard to tell.

The sound has definitely increased in volume since Yucatan....
Forum: Orange Crush 11-06-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,853
Posted By kizniche
I stripped the bike the morning I left Belize,...

I stripped the bike the morning I left Belize, and replaced the fuel filter, cleaned all the jets in the carb bowls, and replaced the spark plugs.. there was no goop from the breather hose.. so I...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-06-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,853
Posted By kizniche
2005 KTM 950 Adv. engine problem in Belize/Guatemala

I'm currently in Río Dulce, Guatemala, on a trip from Florida (http://motoalsur.blogspot.com (http://motoalsur.blogspot.com/) / http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=616031).

Upon...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 26,875
Posted By kizniche
12: Belize and Guatemala continued

&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I press on toward Guatemala City, reaching the Belize/Guatemala border in less than an hour. This border process is also very smooth. After I finish my exit of Belize and am...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 26,875
Posted By kizniche
12: Belize and Guatemala

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<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/101441616403188866046/201011MexicoQuintanaRoo" target="_blank">Photo Album of Quintana Roo / Álbum de Fotos de Quintana Roo</a>
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Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 26,875
Posted By kizniche
Replies

Thanks I have the coordinates saved and will try to check them out.

Funds are good, and I have noticed the price drop in hotels.

I'm not going to give it away, but Here...
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