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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Today, 01:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,812
Posted By Yardstick
I went mountain biking this morning and it was...

I went mountain biking this morning and it was looking pretty threatening to the north. Weather radar looked like everything was dumping in the Bradshaws too....
Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 01:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,178
Posted By Yardstick
I have the same issue with the Fastway pegs. I...

I have the same issue with the Fastway pegs. I just adapt to it and it hasn't been a problem. If you want the width (nearly) of the Fastways and an otherwise stock feel, the KTM Rally pegs are hard...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 08:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,812
Posted By Yardstick
Apparently Crown King got 5-inches of rain!

Apparently Crown King got 5-inches of rain!
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 59,480
Posted By Yardstick
Looks like a Baja Designs Squadron XL

Looks like a Baja Designs Squadron XL
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-18-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,812
Posted By Yardstick
We definitely don't need to go that way in the...

We definitely don't need to go that way in the dark. I'd like to try some technical riding at night, but not on this trip.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-18-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,812
Posted By Yardstick
I'm a sick puppy... I saw "down Wagoner" and...

I'm a sick puppy... I saw "down Wagoner" and started imagining going down Wagoner Trail (Post 1 & 17-22 here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=956194) and also post 9-11 in this RR...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-08-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,812
Posted By Yardstick
I like the left side of the exposure histogram. ...

I like the left side of the exposure histogram. :D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-08-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,812
Posted By Yardstick
I'm interested! :y0! The back way to CK was fun...

I'm interested! :y0! The back way to CK was fun in the dark (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=890257).
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-03-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9,609
Views: 842,722
Posted By Yardstick
Check your PMs.

Check your PMs.
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 59,480
Posted By Yardstick
Nice write-up. To move the cams into position, I...

Nice write-up. To move the cams into position, I like to put the bike in sixth gear and turn the rear tire. It's fairly easy to watch the cams go around and identify when they are in the correct...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-30-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9,609
Views: 842,722
Posted By Yardstick
They are all yours! Check your PMs.

They are all yours! Check your PMs.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-30-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9,609
Views: 842,722
Posted By Yardstick
Is anybody interested in a bunch of old Dirt Bike...

Is anybody interested in a bunch of old Dirt Bike magazines? I came across an old collection from about 1992-1999 and they're going in the recycle bin unless anyone wants them.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-24-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By Yardstick
Well, while we have been known to get on...

Well, while we have been known to get on singletrack 2-up on the Adventure, that's certainly not the plan this time. I'll bring the 500 for that -and get the sticker!

The reciprocity thing...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-24-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By Yardstick
I'm glad I'm not the only one confused. :lol3 ...

I'm glad I'm not the only one confused. :lol3 It's too bad there isn't reciprocity with other states. I run the 990 with a street plate and both a street and OHV sticker because we ride on dirt...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By Yardstick
Thank you for the info, jnclem! This was a very...

Thank you for the info, jnclem! This was a very impromptu trip plan and I have had a hard time making plans on short notice with all that is still closed. We definitely don't mind some pavement,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By Yardstick
Day Trips from Gunnison & other Q's

I'm planning to ride Thursday-Saturday with a home base of Gunnison. My wife and I will be on our KTM 990 ADV R. Can anyone suggest some good, mostly dirt day trips that are open in the area? We...
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 247,133
Posted By Yardstick
It would be interesting to know who stuffed a...

It would be interesting to know who stuffed a bigger battery into the 990's battery box. Here's what it looks like:...
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 247,133
Posted By Yardstick
It has been a while since I've opened up the...

It has been a while since I've opened up the battery tray on the 990. I remember it being small and have seen a lot of comments about it being especially small. I didn't think anything much bigger...
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 247,133
Posted By Yardstick
I'm definitely leaning toward the Antigravity. ...

I'm definitely leaning toward the Antigravity. Which one is the 12.5Ah that fits in the 990? The dimensions show them all being too tall, except the YTZ10-12. The small case 16 cell might fit on...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 247,133
Posted By Yardstick
Alright, I hate to do it but I've been reading a...

Alright, I hate to do it but I've been reading a lot and it's time to ask... What battery is right for me?

Details:
990 Adventure that gets ridden somewhat rarely. 2011 with 5300 miles. The stock...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 982
Views: 149,620
Posted By Yardstick
1.5L (1.6qt) is the right amount. I saw the same...

1.5L (1.6qt) is the right amount. I saw the same misprint (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23747534#post23747534).
Forum: Orange Crush 06-13-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,536
Posted By Yardstick
Stock + this...

Stock + this (http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/1281/41257/KTM-Replacement-Tip-For-Shift-Lever) = :clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-25-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Yardstick
I might be able to do an early morning Sycamore...

I might be able to do an early morning Sycamore ST ride.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7,252
Views: 1,413,209
Posted By Yardstick
There's mention of it a little over a year ago in...

There's mention of it a little over a year ago in the 530 thread. (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21281476&highlight=enduro-tech#post21281476) Neat looking light, but finding one in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,008,899
Posted By Yardstick
I'd like to see what happens if a bunch of...

I'd like to see what happens if a bunch of different people measure the same needle with different sets of calipers. I bet the variance would be greater than the next size needle in any direction...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-19-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,488
Posted By Yardstick
This should be good! :clap :lurk

This should be good! :clap :lurk
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-17-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Yardstick
I did! :D

I did! :D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-16-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By Yardstick
The way people are so courteous on the roads...

The way people are so courteous on the roads around here, I can't imagine what must have happened. :rolleyes
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-15-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Yardstick
Verboten coming up a rock face... ...

Verboten coming up a rock face...
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/140514_Sycamore/OnAnyWednesday19.jpg


He made it over and then started the wild wobbles. I thought he...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-15-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Yardstick
Sycamore Springs is almost too fun for pictures. ...

Sycamore Springs is almost too fun for pictures.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/140514_Sycamore/OnAnyWednesday13.jpg


It's a rollercoaster from beginning to end. Or...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-15-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Yardstick
The 500 is overkill for these trails, but I like...

The 500 is overkill for these trails, but I like it! :D
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/140514_Sycamore/OnAnyWednesday7.jpg


One more climb and then......
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-15-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Yardstick
On Any Wednesday

I'll post a few...

Here's the forbidden one just after forcing 22 psi of air into the new trials tire. :huh ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-07-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,470
Posted By Yardstick
I think the trials tire and knobby work about...

I think the trials tire and knobby work about equally well in loose rock. Loose rock requires momentum either way.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-06-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,470
Posted By Yardstick
It turns out that was just some spitting of extra...

It turns out that was just some spitting of extra coolant. I must have overfilled the system when I changed the left radiator. I wouldn't be surprised to see it do that again. It still looks a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-06-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By Yardstick
That is some really neat landscape you get to...

That is some really neat landscape you get to ride through! I wondered about fuel availability for those smaller bikes. How long was the trip? It would be neat to see a GPS track.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-05-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,470
Posted By Yardstick
In case anyone on the ride wondered why I was...

In case anyone on the ride wondered why I was always sooooo far back...
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/140504_BYA/BYA44.jpg


It was a tad dusty with 6 fast riders...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-05-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,470
Posted By Yardstick
I made a little mistake and found myself stopped...

I made a little mistake and found myself stopped here. A lot of this climb looked like this and somehow I took a bad bounce or three. I might have been able to ride it out, but stopping seemed more...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-05-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,470
Posted By Yardstick
We took a short detour on some forest service...

We took a short detour on some forest service roads to find our way to Yankee Doodle!
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/140504_BYA/BYA28.jpg


I like the north end of this...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-05-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,470
Posted By Yardstick
Bob moving out on his 500 EXC and I can't tell...

Bob moving out on his 500 EXC and I can't tell who is in front.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/140504_BYA/BYA22.jpg


Followed by Motozona and Reidy....
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-05-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,470
Posted By Yardstick
Onward and upward! ...

Onward and upward!
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/140504_BYA/BYA18.jpg


I still can't get over how skinny that trials tire looks on Reidy's bike....
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