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Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,088
Posted By sprocket3
A dealer just confirmed what Jtuker said for...

A dealer just confirmed what Jtuker said for those of you with a 2014 and mapping concerns. It needs to be done by a dealer using their KTM equipment and for off road use only.

The good thing...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,571
Posted By sprocket3
This! If you like Liter bikes, you'll love the...

This! If you like Liter bikes, you'll love the 690. There are some great deals on used ones all the time. You should at least take one for a spin before you decide on something else.
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,088
Posted By sprocket3
Ok.. Thanks for the help.

Ok.. Thanks for the help.
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,088
Posted By sprocket3
So is the situation that only a KTM dealer with...

So is the situation that only a KTM dealer with the correct equipment can load a 2014 with different maps and that's where the confusion is coming from?

Maybe some dealers can't (or won't) load...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,088
Posted By sprocket3
Did it reduce engine temps? That's my main reason...

Did it reduce engine temps? That's my main reason for wanting the remap. Mine makes plenty of power and doesn't have any bad habits aside from the high temps.

The dealer I talked to didn't know...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,760
Posted By sprocket3
Yep.. I just put it back on with lock-tite real...

Yep.. I just put it back on with lock-tite real good at the base and tightened the screws after the next trip when that got loose.

I'm still very happy with mine, but it runs awesome. I think you...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,760
Posted By sprocket3
3-5 would have me pretty pissed as well. I have...

3-5 would have me pretty pissed as well. I have owned mine for about three weeks and it's running great though. I did have one of the little bolts fall off the heat shield and my mirrors have...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,720
Posted By sprocket3
2nd this! I haven't even done the windscreen yet...

2nd this! I haven't even done the windscreen yet on mine. 300 Mile days are doable, but you'll be tired. Seat upgrade is a must. Vibration is fine on the freeway, but plenty of wind as you can...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,088
Posted By sprocket3
Can you load those on the 2014 though?

Can you load those on the 2014 though?
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,088
Posted By sprocket3
Any other options by now

Has anyone figured out a simple solution to map the 2014 690 yet?

I just put a Wings on the bike and I had hopes it would help reduce the engine temps, but it seems about the same. Anything above...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-22-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,782
Posted By sprocket3
I think this is heading East from Fields Station...

I think this is heading East from Fields Station over the Trout Creek Mountains out through Oregon Canyon to HWY 95. Which sets you up to roll out to the Warm Spring Canyon if you have an Iron...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-21-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,910
Posted By sprocket3
This is exactly why I carry my Spot securely in a...

This is exactly why I carry my Spot securely in a pocket. I think the reason people mount them out on the handle bars of the bike is so that they can easily send a signal while in tracking mode...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-21-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,910
Posted By sprocket3
On an adventure with a SPOT device "Satellite GPS...

On an adventure with a SPOT device "Satellite GPS thing" I would assume.
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 08-19-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,347
Posted By sprocket3
FYI: Crescent has clear gas and they claim to be...

FYI: Crescent has clear gas and they claim to be open all 365 days. I was also told by a guy in Bend that Elk Lake resort has clean gas.
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 08-19-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By sprocket3
Hood River to Olallie Lake area dirt track needed

Does anyone have a nice dirt track route from Hood River area to Olallie Lake. I can get from Detroit to Olallie, but I'm not sure how to get from there to 84

I looked at the OBRDR #3 and it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-19-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,910
Posted By sprocket3
I would try to send a text to all his buddies in...

I would try to send a text to all his buddies in the area that he was going to meet up with. Normally I'll turn on my phone for a few minutes at a time when I think there might be a signal. Then...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-19-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,782
Posted By sprocket3
Here are a couple threads on that area I...

Here are a couple threads on that area I bookmarked!

It would be great to get some GPS tracks and a few great rides sorted out.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=992760
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-18-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,782
Posted By sprocket3
I like dry playa myself:) ...

I like dry playa myself:)

http://cdn-3-service.phanfare.com/images/external/1670151_4191972_74979364_Web_2/0_0_89303a243bd1dbd06062256aa29784f1_1
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-18-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,782
Posted By sprocket3
Exactly! Looks fun for a sail cart. Not so fun...

Exactly! Looks fun for a sail cart. Not so fun for a little tent set out there for a few days.
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3,985
Views: 1,273,216
Posted By sprocket3
http://cdn-3-service.phanfare.com/images/external/...

http://cdn-3-service.phanfare.com/images/external/1670151_6635423_221434501_Web_2/0_0_8fede1e5107cf60556ab4a80b1adfe13_1
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-18-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,782
Posted By sprocket3
Lots of free spots to camp out there. Some great...

Lots of free spots to camp out there. Some great spots along the East face of the Steens or Pueblos. I would never camp on the playa. The wind and dust can be brutal at times of the day. There...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-17-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,782
Posted By sprocket3
Three free Hot Spings to hit within his ride...

Three free Hot Spings to hit within his ride range that I know of. Plus the $$$ one at Alvord.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-17-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,782
Posted By sprocket3
Fields is a good bet. From there you can hit the...

Fields is a good bet. From there you can hit the Steens, Trouts, Owyhee, Pueblos, Alvord, Nevada too.

It's all two track and gravel. I don't know much single track out there.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-15-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4,366
Views: 314,686
Posted By sprocket3
BMW$ + CRF250L$ + trailer$ + 2xFarkles$ >...

BMW$ + CRF250L$ + trailer$ + 2xFarkles$ > 690Farkled$ + Montana$
Forum: Vendors 08-08-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 21,135
Posted By sprocket3
Guess they still haven't improved literacy rates...

Guess they still haven't improved literacy rates down there yet?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-08-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By sprocket3
Any promo pricing, or is it all MSRP? Which...

Any promo pricing, or is it all MSRP?

Which pants would be comparable Klim Latitude? I just got a set and they don't fit me well and need to go back today.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-07-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8,664
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
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Posted By sprocket3
Cannondale Scalpel? I have hardly used it. ...

Cannondale Scalpel? I have hardly used it. Maybe 20 miles on it.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-07-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9,748
Views: 2,046,597
Posted By sprocket3
New 2014 690 Enduro R

They got two last week. I bought one. Great dealer. Ask for Alec in sales.

http://portland.craigslist.org/grg/mcd/4598627558.html
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,920
Posted By sprocket3
Performance always has costs associated with it....

Performance always has costs associated with it. Do you want a Toyota Camry or an Audi RS4? Sure, the Audi might have a few more issues, but the fun factor is huge.
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,920
Posted By sprocket3
Pretty much what I keep hearing. I have a buddy...

Pretty much what I keep hearing. I have a buddy in the medical optical industry and he said they are getting spanked the the Europeans brands now. He works for one of the huge Japanese companies...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-07-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9,748
Views: 2,046,597
Posted By sprocket3
It was sold a week ago when I emailed him.

It was sold a week ago when I emailed him.
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By sprocket3
Yeah, It's like having a hot girlfriend that...

Yeah, It's like having a hot girlfriend that takes 2 hours to get ready for a quick bite at the Mexican Place.
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By sprocket3
KTM just made a shipment of the last 2014s in...

KTM just made a shipment of the last 2014s in July and there might be a few left as I found three in the PNW last week. I was told it could be six months before the 2015 model hits, so if you want a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By sprocket3
Set aside some rags and engine cleaner too....

Set aside some rags and engine cleaner too. Following the instruction results in a stream of oil running down the frame.
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,406
Posted By sprocket3
Wiki says 286 pounds. When I got...

Wiki says 286 pounds.

When I got interested in them I just google'd terms like "KTM 690 vs F800GS" and found tons of great information and comparisons. Way more than you'll get in one thread. ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,406
Posted By sprocket3
I think so. The newer ones are really getting...

I think so. The newer ones are really getting good MPG, so you don't need a ton of fuel. You'll need an extra couple gallons though. Depending on distances.

You should really get a ride on one.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-06-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 408,467
Posted By sprocket3
Suttle lake?

Suttle lake?
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,237
Posted By sprocket3
Thanks for working on this. How many miles on...

Thanks for working on this. How many miles on your bike?

I just picked up mine on friday and I'm up to 400 miles now. The first ride out I did some gravel sections and the washboard was...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,406
Posted By sprocket3
Just sell the KLR and get a KTM 690. It's like a...

Just sell the KLR and get a KTM 690. It's like a having a sport bike in the woods and it's fine on 50 miles of pavement. I just did an all day ride on mine and yes fuel is an issue, but for the price...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By sprocket3
From my limited 640 wrenching I'd say you're good.

From my limited 640 wrenching I'd say you're good.
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