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Forum: Orange Crush 07-16-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 70,106
Posted By hewhohesit8s
When installing the Uni ...

So I installed the Uni on my 2014 R yesterday... I managed to turn a 90 min job into 6 hours. So I thought I would pass on a few installation tips.

1 - Make sure you disconnect the Quick...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,772
Posted By hewhohesit8s
loaded question, loaded answer

Anytime someone asks, "is it worth it?", it doesn't matter what the "it" is. Unless you specify all your variables - miles ridden, locations ridden, disposable income, size, intangibles - there can...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-11-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 83,826
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Soft Luggage

alongat - Here are the bags mounted but not packed... They hold all the camping gear in the left bag and everything else (other than tools) in the right bag. The Rotopac is held by a couple of ROX...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-10-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 83,826
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Why I went with Soft Luggage

Not a unique experience I'm sure, nor a revelation to most of you, but as I've learned from the collective, let me add my grain of salt. I had hard cases on my 990 for 3 years (45k km) with no...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-10-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 70,106
Posted By hewhohesit8s
No TSB in Canada yet

I talked to my dealer today and he checked the KTM site and my bike's VIN and there isn't a Service Bulletin (yet?) for the air box, so I'll be ordering the Uni before I head out on my trip to...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-21-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 375,080
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Cali - I used the recommended ROX 1 3/4" rise. ...

Cali - I used the recommended ROX 1 3/4" rise. No problems at all with the cables. Easy as pie to install.

Blue - The Zumo 550 is intended to be my main gps. It's hardwired to the Acc1 and...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-19-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 375,080
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Finally got the last bits

Setting up for a trip to Dawson in August. Opted for the Madstad screen, the Rox risers, and the Rockey Mountain bags. The wider pegs and the highway pegs are to accommodate my bad knees.
...
Forum: Canada 06-17-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 99,122
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Now I'm confused

Are we talking Bayfield or Puslinch?
Forum: Canada 06-17-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 99,122
Posted By hewhohesit8s
I'll be there

Haven't been in a while.
Forum: Canada 06-09-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By hewhohesit8s
what about the Canol rd between 1 and 4?

Looking for interesting roads on the way to Dawson in August. We'll be on 1190 R and Tiger 800XC with knobies. Wondering if that requires extended fuel range or if it can be done without the...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-09-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,398
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Multi

I kept the Multi for touring on the road, for any dirt - the 1190 - R in my case, but even the ADV Standard would be way better in the dirt
Forum: Canada 06-06-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Bridge Toll

Twonie
Forum: Canada 04-25-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 78,514
Posted By hewhohesit8s
I just traded in a 2010 990Adv with 46k km for a...

I just traded in a 2010 990Adv with 46k km for a 2014 1190R. I took the 990 to the west coast and back twice. I only have 800km on the 1190, but it's all the smiles of the 990 and then some. It...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-05-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 36,130
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Awaiting for the consensus to emerge

:ear

I'm in the same boat. Need to find a solution. Had a CalSci on the 990. It was ok. Buddy has a Madstad on a Tiger 800XC he swears is the best add on. So I'm gonna stay tuned....
Forum: Canada 12-19-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,781
Posted By hewhohesit8s
We've had conservatives and I fear we will again...

We've had conservatives and I fear we will again at some point. But I suspect even our conservatives wouldn't allow the rape and pillage of the environment that you western folks appear to relish. ...
Forum: Canada 11-19-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,200
Posted By hewhohesit8s
I've had a lot of dealings with AVC and these...

I've had a lot of dealings with AVC and these have always been positive. Maybe the fact they are 15 min down the road is a factor. The bigger issue I have is that this forum is full of comments...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-15-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,770
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Fascinating thread

58 yo retired electrical engineer with an MBA a 28 yo daughter, a 25 yo son, and a 14 yo daughter.

I started riding at 12 on a Yamaha 50cc. Quit riding when I went to school, got married, had...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,390
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Chambersburg, PA – Kitchener, Ont.

The forecast was for crap weather up and down the east coast with thunderstorms possible Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We had hoped to continue on the TET for another day or two, but it now...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,390
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Windsgap, PA – Chambersburg PA

Maybe we had sensed that this was going to be our last day on the TET. We hadn’t planned it (or anything else) to be, we just wanted to get an early start and log some kilometers today. So we were...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,390
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Ploughskeepsie, NY – Windgap, PA

Having no intention to put ourselves through the gauntlet that is downtown Ploughkeepsie, I plotted the shortest way to rejoin the TAT and headed south out of town. With very little warning to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,390
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Lee, Mass - Ploughskeepsie, NY

The theme of this morning was backtracking. First we backtracked the 20 km to where we left off the TET yesterday. Then after an hour or so, we came to a point where the GPS wanted me to take a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,390
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Newfane – Lee, Mass.

We woke up to the sound of the waste management truck emptying the garbage, at 6:45. It hadn’t rained, but we were fogged in
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,390
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Woodsville – Newfane

We started our day at the Woodsville McD’s which appears to fill the role of local café. The place was filled with old-timers who didn’t seem to have ordered anything, but chatted and laughed the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,390
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Bethel – Woodsville

The day started the now ritual of checking the oil level in Richard’s bike. It was below half in the viewing window. We had a liter for just such an eventuality. With the steady hand of a surgeon,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,390
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Bar Harbor – Bethel

Continuing the tradition of finding a nice spot mid ride to meet our ladies, we spent 4 days in Bar Harbor (BH) at the BH Inn
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,390
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Camden – Millinocket

We get up and pack the bikes. Just as I finish tightening the straps around the Watershed and the Thermarest, I feel a few drops of rain. Ironic. We sat out yesterday bumming around Camden because...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,390
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Lubec – Camden

We headed out from the hotel without turning on the GPS. I was pretty sure I could find my way to 191, the coastal road that leads from the point. Wrong. I turned down Cedar road instead. Oh...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,390
Posted By hewhohesit8s
St. Andrews – Lubec, ME

We woke up to the sound of amplified static from our neighbour’s transistor radio at 6 am. Apparently the octogenarian who drove into the space next to ours last night felt that we, and the whole...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,390
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Moncton – St. Andrews

Another late start today as we have no fixed plans. Steve, our host, suggests we may enjoy the ride to St. Martins. Richard wants to see St. Andrews. That will have to serve as a plan. I ask the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,390
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Bathurst – Moncton

The goal for today was to make it to Moncton where we were invited to visit friends. As Moncton is only 350 km we had a light day ahead of us. We put ourselves through the usual gauntlet of...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,390
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Saint-Godefroi – Bathurst

Any delusion of being lulled to sleep by the sound of waves, and the whistle of the wind was rudely brushed aside by the cacophony of seagulls fighting over what I imagine was a tasty piece of...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,390
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Rimouski – Saint-Godefroi

We left Rimouski after an unsatisfactory “breakfast included” couple of pieces of toast. We're determined to stay on the coast road

...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,390
Posted By hewhohesit8s
The Worst Laid Plans…

Background – the TCAT tracks are very detailed and have been easy to follow to date. When I was preparing the tracks to load into my GPS Map60cSX, I was mindful that I had a 20 track limit and that...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,390
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Chibougamau-Chicoutimi

After getting the breakfast of champions at Mc D, we headed back to the hotel to tighten up some fasteners that loosened on the gravel road
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,390
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Mt. Laurier to Chibougamau

The bike is still running. Running loud and strong. Didn’t want to bury the lead.

Maybe it’s because the traffic noises drowned out the roosters, but we were again off to a leisurely...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,390
Posted By hewhohesit8s
THe first fun filled three days

Thursday

The ride started out well enough. I set out from KW a little after 8 on Thursday morning and slabbed it to Orillia wanting to get to good riding ASAP. The ride from Orillia to Bancroft...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,390
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Annual August Adventure

Well, it's that time of year again. For the past 5 years my riding companion and I have been heading out on bikes to enjoy a bit of the freedom and satisfaction that comes from just heading out for...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-24-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Thanks for the input. Most failures appear to be...

Thanks for the input. Most failures appear to be on the pre 2007 950s. The 990s seem to fare much better when it comes to water pump shafts. I wish I could quantify it. Is there a 1 in 5 chance...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-24-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By hewhohesit8s
38,000km, Do I need to inspect/replace the water pump shaft?

Hi, I'm about to take the 2010 KTM ADV on a month long trek that will be mostly dirt and gravel roads, some in pretty isolated (in so much as one can be isolated in Canada) places. I just replaced...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 07-11-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,370
Sticky: Tet
Views: 128,707
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Got the PDF. Should make the planning phase a...

Got the PDF. Should make the planning phase a snap. Thanks a bunch. Beer's on me if we connect IRL.

Frank
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