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Forum: Canada Yesterday, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By CanadianX
:freaky Health and happiness to all.

:freaky
Health and happiness to all.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,036
Posted By CanadianX
Well not exactly planning on dropping/crashing...

Well not exactly planning on dropping/crashing but it does tend to happen from time to time and I take it as a sign that I'm not pushing hard enough if I haven't had a fall in awhile. :lol3
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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,036
Posted By CanadianX
Picking up my 2015 early in the new year. Anyone...

Picking up my 2015 early in the new year. Anyone have thoughts on a head guard, haven't seen many with them and am wondering if it is necessary, do many have rock dings or have suffered crushed head...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By CanadianX
If you not leaking fuel then your buddy is...

If you not leaking fuel then your buddy is syphoning it from you. :lol3
Hope you find a quick and simple fix, keep us posted. :ear
Forum: Canada 12-19-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 9,414
Views: 620,881
Posted By CanadianX
I found this thread a little while ago, might...

I found this thread a little while ago, might answer a lot of your questions and give some good insight into the different brands.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=977226
Forum: Canada 12-18-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,122
Posted By CanadianX
Where do you buy them? Do you need to do anything...

Where do you buy them? Do you need to do anything special to the bike?
Forum: Canada 12-18-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,122
Posted By CanadianX
Tires...Ice Tires

Don't think I can wait for winter to ride and am thinking about getting/making ice tires. So where do I start?
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,242
Posted By CanadianX
Doable. I rode across Canada in -7C (about 20F)...

Doable. I rode across Canada in -7C (about 20F) without heated gear. Layers and windproof. I did buy the little hotshot heaters to put in my boots for a some of the trip and my bike did have heated...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,036
Posted By CanadianX
Thanks all - My bike is in the garage as I give...

Thanks all - My bike is in the garage as I give it a good cleaning and get it ready to be traded in. Here's a couple 690s until mine morphs to a 500. My bud in the video has already swapped his 500....
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,036
Posted By CanadianX
Need video

Snow is piling up and I won't pick up the 500 until the Spring..or something close to Spring like weather. So hook a brother up with some vids of you and your 500 out on the trail, track whatever.
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By CanadianX
Ground on the battery is an easy one. There is...

Ground on the battery is an easy one. There is another on the right hand (throttle side) that is beside the air box about half way along it's length. The ground is on the frame and there is an...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By CanadianX
Have you checked the ground connections on the...

Have you checked the ground connections on the battery and on the frame? Have you looked at fuses? Any issues leading up to the dead bike? Has it been sitting long? What year is it has it been used...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-11-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,902
Posted By CanadianX
Have they never heard of toll roads? Can't...

Have they never heard of toll roads? Can't imagine the constitutional challenges for any plan to put a tracker on a car and I can't imagine the legal fights to say if you don't you get charged for...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,036
Posted By CanadianX
^This was the picture I had in mind when I was...

^This was the picture I had in mind when I was thinking about a plastic skid flexing vs spreading the impact. Not sure that an aluminum skid would have resulted in less damage. BTW how the hell do...
Forum: Canada 12-09-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9,414
Views: 620,881
Posted By CanadianX
I have the ICON jacket, bought it several years...

I have the ICON jacket, bought it several years back. It has been pretty durable I do like the fit and at $350 it was good value. I did break the velco forearm strap on one side, stiching let go....
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,036
Posted By CanadianX
[QUOTE=RAZR;25667697]skidplate composition...

[QUOTE=RAZR;25667697]skidplate composition shouldn't be a deciding factor. The coverage and ease of removal should be./QUOTE]

Agree, thought I wonder how well a plastic skid takes a hit and...
Forum: Canada 12-09-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9,414
Views: 620,881
Posted By CanadianX
Scenery is cool, the characters are a little over...

Scenery is cool, the characters are a little over done. The lead in stages this show as something serious but it's a clown show so far. Entertaining all the same :lol3 Dude raging about the trees...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,036
Posted By CanadianX
I've always liked the flatland skid for...

I've always liked the flatland skid for protection, no experience with plastic skids. No issues with the aluminum skid hanging up and not sliding, the bike isn't that heavy. I have a flatland on my...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,036
Posted By CanadianX
Can't say for sure but my limited experience with...

Can't say for sure but my limited experience with tuning tells me that isn't correct. Again limted experience here but the process usually starts with pulling the current tune off the vehicle then...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,036
Posted By CanadianX
I'll see what the dealer here can do. Likely I...

I'll see what the dealer here can do. Likely I won't pick the bike up until late winter or early spring, not a lot of riding up here until April unless you're into ice racing.
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,036
Posted By CanadianX
Thanks SOI. Sounds like dumping the smog gear...

Thanks SOI. Sounds like dumping the smog gear (given as I'll be adding the acerbis tank), pulling the screen and adjusting the TPS will be key first steps. Euro map maybe not so important?
Forum: Australia 12-03-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 16,044
Posted By CanadianX
Why specifically are they denying your claim. You...

Why specifically are they denying your claim. You need to get this on paper. Let them know you don't accept that they are not honoring the policy you bought. There may be something in there that...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,036
Posted By CanadianX
Going to talk to my dealer today and ask if they...

Going to talk to my dealer today and ask if they can put the euro tune in the bike before I pick it up. I was wondering if you have the euro "701" tune, do you need to adjust the TPS as well if it...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,036
Posted By CanadianX
Grip puppies, fit for big hands and reduce vibes...

Grip puppies, fit for big hands and reduce vibes for less than $15. Had them on my 690 for a couple of years and they have survived the death grip of a noob and 14,000+ km later are still on the...
Forum: Canada 11-30-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9,414
Views: 620,881
Posted By CanadianX
Sandblast Rally..hummm

Came across this in my webtravels while looking for some early riding options. Anyone ever go down to SC for this one?
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,862
Posted By CanadianX
Yeah to late the new ones went on tonight. I'm...

Yeah to late the new ones went on tonight. I'm cool with making sure the shit factory bolts won't be an issue for someone else.
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,862
Posted By CanadianX
Karma bolts

Trading the 690, deal is done and all that remains is to get the bike cleaned up a shiny like for whomever lucks in to buying it first. Well as I started going through the nuts and bolts checking it...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4,008
Views: 1,961,892
Posted By CanadianX
Geez...that's actually a bit of tear jerker after...

Geez...that's actually a bit of tear jerker after all the adventures and travels. Sounds like its time adjust the compass and head for home and it seems the venerable 690 knows it too. Look forward...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-28-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,837
Posted By CanadianX
Missed this years so making it a point to come...

Missed this years so making it a point to come out for '15, ya meet such ...interesting(?) ... people at the RR :lol3.
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,036
Posted By CanadianX
Like this? ...

Like this?
http://ktmdirtface.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-KTM-500-EXC/37368017_2kGvRb#!i=3199234322&k=JCxc73R&lb=1&s=X3
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,036
Posted By CanadianX
Side panels, do you mean the plastics that cover...

Side panels, do you mean the plastics that cover up to the rad, thought those went into storage as they didn't fit with the big tank?
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By CanadianX
Nice! Thanks MM, was wondering if I'd need to...

Nice! Thanks MM, was wondering if I'd need to run new wires for my GPS and aux LEDs. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,862
Posted By CanadianX
Yeah I'm past that and have smoothed out the...

Yeah I'm past that and have smoothed out the ridge line on the plastic. I was going to put some gripper tank pad on it but never got to it. I suppose I could do it now, just need some good glue and...
Forum: Canada 11-25-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,981
Posted By CanadianX
Yeah right I see that bit of orange around the...

Yeah right I see that bit of orange around the point. What is that a KTM "boat" foundering on the rocks? :lol3
Is this one of the small water crossings??
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,036
Posted By CanadianX
Cracked from impact or just a bad tank? I've...

Cracked from impact or just a bad tank?
I've dealt with MX1 before and agree they are good to deal with.

BTW do the KTM rad guards still fit and are they still necessary witht he 20 liter tank?
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,036
Posted By CanadianX
When you order the 20 litre acerbis for 2013 +...

When you order the 20 litre acerbis for 2013 + bikes does it come with all the necessary pieces to hook it up?
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,851
Posted By CanadianX
Geez, no one wants to talk about the dual sport...

Geez, no one wants to talk about the dual sport qualities of BMW's GSA!? :lol3
I've enjoyed my GSA as a true DS bike from trails to travel but that is enjoyed, past tense. While I still have the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19,829
Views: 2,299,862
Posted By CanadianX
Len sorry to hear about the trouble, I'm sure...

Len sorry to hear about the trouble, I'm sure you'll get it sorted in short order.

Anyone ever repaint the black on the fuel tank? I have a good boot rub on the right side and was thinking...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,424
Posted By CanadianX
Should come as new which is what you paid for....

Should come as new which is what you paid for. Doesn't matter that you'll beat that plasitc like morning wood. PITA to get it replaced but they should cough up the cost to replace it. Could make it...
Forum: Canada 11-24-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,981
Posted By CanadianX
Looking forward to the rally season kicking off....

Looking forward to the rally season kicking off. For this one, and because of deadly's love of water crossings, I'll have to be a bit more mindful. Where the 690 was good for middle of the seat...
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