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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-27-2014, 11:31 AM
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Views: 657,033
Posted By invariant
proof that KLR's can fly! :clap <iframe...

proof that KLR's can fly! :clap

<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ie0-d6kb0Bg" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="480" width="853"></iframe>
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-15-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 657,033
Posted By invariant
Here's some aerial video of a KTM 950 SE, KTM 640...

Here's some aerial video of a KTM 950 SE, KTM 640 Adventure and KLR 650 (705) having some fun in one of our favorite playgrounds.

<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/sEv_ISRZl0o"...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-13-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,293
Views: 241,191
Posted By invariant
Thanks :freaky I'm going to have to do an...

Thanks :freaky

I'm going to have to do an annual trip out there. It's the most amazing place I've ridden!
Forum: Orange Crush 05-10-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1,293
Views: 241,191
Posted By invariant
The shop fixed my shock and didn't charge me....

The shop fixed my shock and didn't charge me. They said they torqued the reservoir to spec and set the piston to 10mm with a special tool. They don't know why it failed :confused




was that...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-09-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,293
Views: 241,191
Posted By invariant
Here's some video from my first trip to Moab on...

Here's some video from my first trip to Moab on my 990 "S"

My shock explodes at the end of the trip :eek1

Part 1:

<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3Bu0A5tRWx4" allowfullscreen=""...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-09-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,760
Posted By invariant
I got my shock back from the shop yesterday....

I got my shock back from the shop yesterday. After taking it apart, he still doesn't know why it failed like that. :confused

Anyway, the repaired shock is under warranty so I'm going to try my...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-02-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,760
Posted By invariant
I've already taken the shock back to the shop so...

I've already taken the shock back to the shop so won't be able to post any more pictures, but I can confirm that there were no cracks anywhere.

What was left of the threads on the upper section...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-29-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,760
Posted By invariant
No cracks that I can see. I don't have much...

No cracks that I can see.

I don't have much confidence in this mechanic so I wouldn't be surprised if he messed this up somehow.

A couple weeks back I got into a 15 minute argument with him...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-28-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,760
Posted By invariant
Do you mean that if I can't find evidence of...

Do you mean that if I can't find evidence of cross threading, then this was a failure from normal wear and tear?
Forum: Orange Crush 04-28-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,760
Posted By invariant
Thanks.. I didn't think this was normal. :mad: ...

Thanks.. I didn't think this was normal. :mad:

The shop that did the work was just the local ktm dealer so they aren't really suspension specialists. They mainly deal with dirt bikes.

I...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-28-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,760
Posted By invariant
Help! 990 adventure shock blew up

I was riding in Moab a couple days ago (first time!) and while riding up a slick rock hill on a trail, I heard a loud bang. When I stopped, there was blue smoke everywhere and oil dripping under the...
Forum: Canada 04-07-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,586
Posted By invariant
Just wanted to post an update for the SK Dual...

Just wanted to post an update for the SK Dual Sport Club - We have a new forum up at:

http://www.saskatchewandualsport.com/forum

Hope to meet for some rides soon! :clap
Forum: Canada 07-03-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,586
Posted By invariant
Each week on Monday @7PM, riders from the SK dual...

Each week on Monday @7PM, riders from the SK dual sport club meet at the Tim's at 8th and Cumberland for a ride. If you guys want to come for a ride, all are welcome!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-21-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 657,033
Posted By invariant
here's a couple more videos experimenting with...

here's a couple more videos experimenting with different mounts. This time on the 525 :D


<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Zrl2RTjnz-g?hd=1" allowfullscreen="" width="853"...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-28-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 657,033
Posted By invariant
testing out some new camera mounts for the GoPro...

testing out some new camera mounts for the GoPro on my 990A

<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-1P_FmQKBxs?hd=1" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="510" width="853"></iframe>
Forum: Canada 03-31-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,586
Posted By invariant
Hey BordenBMW, welcome to the SDSC! Lots of...

Hey BordenBMW, welcome to the SDSC!

Lots of ideas for SK rides this year. A couple members are scouting out some routes for the TCAT so there's a bunch of places that need exploring.

.. and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-24-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 657,033
Posted By invariant
<object width="640" height="385"><param...

<object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Uvpe2uov1Nk?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-21-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 657,033
Posted By invariant
Some DS riding in Saskatchewan ...

Some DS riding in Saskatchewan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sowhIbRz5zI
Forum: Orange Crush 01-30-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,186
Posted By invariant
Update: The bike is in the shop now. The...

Update:

The bike is in the shop now. The mechanic said he couldn't find anything wrong with the fuel system and recommended that I talk with "KTM Customer Relations" about the terrible mileage I...
Forum: Canada 01-27-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By invariant
never been down in that area before but looks...

never been down in that area before but looks like a great ride judging from the pictures and videos. I think there are 4 or 5 guys from saskatoon/regina who are planning on coming so far.
Forum: Canada 01-26-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By invariant
a bunch of sask guys are planning to join a ride...

a bunch of sask guys are planning to join a ride with some alberta guys in cypress hills on the weekend of may 29th/30th. Anyone interested is welcome to join.. it should be a blast :freaky
Forum: Canada 01-26-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,430
Posted By invariant
too bad you're leaving - hope you find a longer...

too bad you're leaving - hope you find a longer riding season in new brunswick! :D
Forum: Orange Crush 01-25-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 108,155
Posted By invariant
Here's mine.. I was lucky to find a ridge to get...

Here's mine.. I was lucky to find a ridge to get air on out here in the flat, flat wastelands of saskatchewan :lol3

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/31467847.jpg
...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-05-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,186
Posted By invariant
I still haven't taken the bike in to check the...

I still haven't taken the bike in to check the problem out. I did, however, talk to the mechanic about the symptoms ... but he didn't give me much hope that he'd be able to find out what is going on....
Forum: Orange Crush 09-24-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,186
Posted By invariant
what is the 1st and 2nd gear retardation?

what is the 1st and 2nd gear retardation?
Forum: Orange Crush 09-23-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,186
Posted By invariant
I usually put in about 16 - 17 liters each fill....

I usually put in about 16 - 17 liters each fill. About 8- 9L in the left tank and 7-8L in the right.

so that works out to only around 11L/100KM or 25mpg. :eek1
Forum: Orange Crush 09-23-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,186
Posted By invariant
hmm, ok. I'll ask them to take a look at that.. ...

hmm, ok. I'll ask them to take a look at that..

I don't know if its relevant, but I get pretty bad mileage as well. I've never gotten more than 180KM (~112 miles) before the fuel light comes on -...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-23-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,186
Posted By invariant
it definitely is touchy.. but only to a limit. I...

it definitely is touchy.. but only to a limit. I only really notice it when I'm trying to lift the front wheel - then it seems to bog down just before I get enough torque to lift up.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-23-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,186
Posted By invariant
yeah, I'll have to take it in. Just wanted...

yeah, I'll have to take it in.

Just wanted to make sure what I'm seeing isn't normal or if it had some easy fix before I take it to the shop 250KM away and have to leave it there for a week...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-23-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,186
Posted By invariant
yep, its connected

yep, its connected
Forum: Orange Crush 09-23-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,186
Posted By invariant
08 990 Adv - slow throttle response at low RPM

Hi, I picked up a 08 990 adventure demo a few weeks ago and have been riding it like I stole it...

but I've noticed that my low RPM throttle response seems to bog out if I crack it open. I...
Forum: Canada 09-23-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By invariant
sweet. :beer we're going to try to organize...

sweet. :beer

we're going to try to organize a ride with the regina members - maybe meet somewhere between saskatoon and regina - this weekend or next. If this weekend doesn't work for a bigger...
Forum: Canada 09-22-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By invariant
Do you guys do any offroading close to Saskatoon?...

Do you guys do any offroading close to Saskatoon? Know of any good trails/areas close by where dog walkers or other possessive land users don't have a fit and chase you off?

I've found a few...
Forum: Canada 09-21-2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By invariant
Thanks Grainbelt. Looks like there are a few guys...

Thanks Grainbelt. Looks like there are a few guys here who might be interested.

We've been thinking about going up to the Lake Chitek area and check out the ATV trails there. I was talking to a...
Forum: Canada 09-20-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By invariant
Saskatchewan Dual Sport Riders

Greetings to all Saskatchewan dual sport riders... We are looking to start up a dual sport riders group for organizing rides, tech days, etc.

The club and website are still in the early stages of...
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