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Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By DirtSolace
I've got a Seat Concepts for my 690 and am happy...

I've got a Seat Concepts for my 690 and am happy though I wish I would have gotten their whole package as my fiberglass base is cracking and will eventually need replacement.

I have an Enduro...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-26-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11,860
Views: 1,484,164
Posted By DirtSolace
SUCCESSFUL RESOLTION OF ABOVE PROBLEM I...

SUCCESSFUL RESOLTION OF ABOVE PROBLEM

I called Garmin support this AM. They walked me thru resolution. We coupled my Montana to my computer; found the GPX file on "Finder" and deleted the whole...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-25-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11,860
Views: 1,484,164
Posted By DirtSolace
new garmin problem/bug

Help....

Really like my Garmin, no problems (two years) until now. I was starting a ride a week ago--actually second ride of the weekend. I started to turn Track On and remembered it was...
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,815
Posted By DirtSolace
Don't know if this helps, but: just looked...

Don't know if this helps, but:

just looked up 2014 Outback 2.5 HP--Edmunds shows 173 @5600 and 174 ft/lbs @ 4100RPMs

I tow a Kendon with usually two bikes @ 270lbs each, and sometimes three...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-19-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,475
Posted By DirtSolace
I am VERY interested in doing this.... are people...

I am VERY interested in doing this.... are people camping, finding lodging, are the rides generally loops ending where they start? Please briefly describe some of the logistics (including whether...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,019
Posted By DirtSolace
have you sat on them both and felt the height of...

have you sat on them both and felt the height of the center of gravity.... my body answered the question for me.... (and the 2K difference was a concern but not overwhelming)
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,917
Posted By DirtSolace
1+ ditto on Merino wool. Which also keeps you...

1+ ditto on Merino wool. Which also keeps you cool AND handles water well if you're using it for evaporative cooling when its really HOT (105). Downside: It's a bummer it's so expensive (and varies...
Forum: Vendors 09-04-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 276,619
Posted By DirtSolace
[QUOTE=ZLAHiVizBrian;24986057]Hey Stan, ...

[QUOTE=ZLAHiVizBrian;24986057]Hey Stan,

Happy to help! Quick question for you -- Are you referring to the Dainese Manis Jacket (http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/dainese-manis-jacket)? I just...
Forum: Vendors 09-02-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 276,619
Posted By DirtSolace
I have been unable to find a weight spec on the...

I have been unable to find a weight spec on the new Dainese Mannix jacket. Any idea (or comment) about it's weight?

Also, if I ordered from you, any chance I can get the back piece in white (I...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,892
Posted By DirtSolace
have you checked out Kendon Trailers? Expensive...

have you checked out Kendon Trailers? Expensive but well made. If you don't need the standup option, probably not worth the extra expense
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,644
Posted By DirtSolace
Having read the thread, I've got a thought to...

Having read the thread, I've got a thought to offer. It IS a fantastic Dual Sport bike, but I urge you to consider that the riding window is smaller than you are imagining. I love (up until...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,496
Posted By DirtSolace
Sorry you're fretting on this...... I'm...

Sorry you're fretting on this......

I'm going to assume you already figured out the bike is a match for your riding Mission, Style, & Terrain. If you've studied the threads you know you've got...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 21,822
Views: 2,633,081
Posted By DirtSolace
need help on Clutch Lever Sensor Bypass

Recently, I've been trying a new 2 finger clutch lever. The lever is great in that it firmly locks against the turn-indicator housing when pulled in. You can have a SOLID grip (2 fingers on the...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,362
Posted By DirtSolace
[QUOTE=Jim K.;24312622]I'd give this one a try. ...

[QUOTE=Jim K.;24312622]I'd give this one a try.

http://www.minifootpump.com/new_mfp/pages/mfp_product.html

I used this one for just under a year. Usually aired down 10lbs when I got to dirt...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,334
Posted By DirtSolace
Kendon vs Drop Tail trailer

Trying to make a decision between a Kendon 3-rail dirt bike trailer (folding):

http://www.kendonusa.com/trailer_combo.html

and a Drop Tail 3-up dirt bike trailer (folding)
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 21,822
Views: 2,633,081
Posted By DirtSolace
responding to Coursegoldkid

I'm still waiting in line for my mechanic to help me resolve the clutch lever issue. The Magura indication on Steve's chart is definitely wrong. I was able to make it work but this entailed at...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,733
Posted By DirtSolace
Dear Letter J, I just went back and edited...

Dear Letter J,

I just went back and edited my 12.7K number--I had a 1K error there.

shoulda been $11,700 OTD with extended warranty....
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,733
Posted By DirtSolace
thanx for encouraging me to see what I can do by...

thanx for encouraging me to see what I can do by phone elsewhere.... I'm on it tomorrow. I'm thinking the haggle room (if any) is $500 at this point. Really the issue of whether someone is going...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,733
Posted By DirtSolace
this is a potential SBM deal. They have been...

this is a potential SBM deal.

They have been unbelievable to me regarding warranty issues on my 690, plus Chris in service has gone so far above and beyond numerous times that for me their clearly...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,733
Posted By DirtSolace
to the group that pulled the trigger and bought a...

to the group that pulled the trigger and bought a 2014 500:

did you also buy extended warranty?

how much?

currently facing a deal at 11,700 OTD which also includes a $1000 5 year extended...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,252
Posted By DirtSolace
2013 690R Wings/Uni/Evo 1/Mt-21's. (32/30...

2013 690R

Wings/Uni/Evo 1/Mt-21's. (32/30 PSI road--22/20PSI Dirt)

Stock gearing, always 2/1 ratio asphalt/dirt, 210lbs with riding gear, 30lbs tube/tools/water/etc

Last 5000 miles=48-50 MPG
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,307
Posted By DirtSolace
I'm totally biased, but suggest you ride a KTM...

I'm totally biased, but suggest you ride a KTM 690 both on asphalt and dirt.
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21,822
Views: 2,633,081
Posted By DirtSolace
check out: www.midwestme.com...

check out:
www.midwestme.com (http://www.midwestme.com/)

I've got a 2013 and am having to work out some of the bugs. His chart shows Magura for 2013 and it turns out it is "probably" his Magura...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,982
Posted By DirtSolace
the sooner you figure out an exhaust replacement,...

the sooner you figure out an exhaust replacement, the less number of burn bites you will receive from the stock unit.....
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-02-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,951
Posted By DirtSolace
Picking my 350lb 690 up used to really bum me...

Picking my 350lb 690 up used to really bum me out. I've got a left knee and right hip problem. I tied off a length of 5/8 Marine line (rope) to my rear rack (it floats above any duffels), and it...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,317
Posted By DirtSolace
I don't know how your arm length came out in the...

I don't know how your arm length came out in the chart, but if you look at our numbers, seems like you start your guessing with a 2XL, and need a strong argument to get to XL. Brian thought I was...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,317
Posted By DirtSolace
Brian was nice enough to trust me with it for a...

Brian was nice enough to trust me with it for a few days..... he paid for shipping.... I would have mistakenly ordered a Large if I had not tried it. I also forgot to mention that the liner is a...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,317
Posted By DirtSolace
I've got a number of Klim products: Chinook,...

I've got a number of Klim products: Chinook, Mojave, and Overland Pants; Traverse Jacket and their padded Jersey. I have consistently been pleased with the quality of materials, construction and fit...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21,822
Views: 2,633,081
Posted By DirtSolace
finally found 2013 upgrade/replacement clutch lever

I assume you 2013 690 owners have been waiting for Rally Raid and/or others to deal with the orphan problem of our clutch lever with the dimple.

I finally found someone that has a nice lever--I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-15-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,695
Posted By DirtSolace
a long $ .02

I tried a Karoo 3 for one round on my 690 Rear. My Road/Dirt Ratio is 2/1. These comments are based up 1500 miles (1000 road and 500 dirt).

The Karoo 3 was a change from a round of MT-21's which...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-15-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,959
Posted By DirtSolace
+1 to the above perspective I used SPOT for...

+1 to the above perspective

I used SPOT for a year, and thought it was slightly better at the desktop management level, but InReach better with two way texting....

They are also getting better...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,469
Posted By DirtSolace
In response to the last sentence I'm VERY happy...

In response to the last sentence I'm VERY happy with this "light abrasion resistent jersey". I wear a super light base layer to wick sweat; netted plastic body armor; with this Klim Jersey as an...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-01-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,534
Posted By DirtSolace
wdeTA above is spot on...... re: food/people/and...

wdeTA above is spot on...... re: food/people/and amount of learning.

Just thought I'd add that I went through on KTM 690 ... Training for exceeded any expectations.....
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21,822
Views: 2,633,081
Posted By DirtSolace
brake and clutch levers..

I've got a 2013 690 and have been waiting around for the nice billet set from KTM twins to carry a clutch lever that fits a 2013. (FP Racing KTM 620 640 690 950 990 Adventure Sport Lever Set) Has...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,290
Posted By DirtSolace
I have been very happy with a Karoo 3 rear paired...

I have been very happy with a Karoo 3 rear paired with an MT-21 front. I was getting around 1200 miles out MT-21 rears, and I recently got 1400 out of the Karoo 3.

My ratio is generally 2/1...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-10-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 48,248
Posted By DirtSolace
Track Management

Anybody figured out how to delete the old tracks?

It's easy to use the filter to look at precisely what I want, but I want the capability to delete like I was able to do with SPOT.....

thanx in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,391
Posted By DirtSolace
Have you tried to negotiate "bike privileges" for...

Have you tried to negotiate "bike privileges" for something she wants from you: better grades; help around the house; treating a sibling better; cooking a couple of dinners weekly; or a paid or...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-29-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 80,288
Posted By DirtSolace
KTM 690 sneaking into "parallel universe": ...

KTM 690 sneaking into "parallel universe":

First 2000 miles I rode Sahara 3's.... really liked them in twisties and asphalt OK in modest dirt: mostly intermediate (my ratio is 2/1--road to dirt)....
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2,544
Views: 405,785
Posted By DirtSolace
Metzler Enduro Sahara 3 to my eye....

Metzler Enduro Sahara 3 to my eye....
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21,822
Views: 2,633,081
Posted By DirtSolace
Seeking some Karoo 3 opinions...

I decided to throw this out to fellow 690 owners (the Parallel Universe clan has a different set of factors in their equation-IMHO).

I'm generally a single day 3-4 hour rider with an asphalt to...
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