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Forum: The Garage 12-17-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,991
Posted By Lorretto
How do you feel about Tractors? NSFW calendar...

How do you feel about Tractors? NSFW calendar for 2014 spendy but has the requisite attachments in fine, probably enhanced, form.

Did I mention NSFW

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,355
Posted By Lorretto
Yes - yes I do. +1 on the name calling;...

Yes - yes I do.

+1 on the name calling; although, I am trying to keep it more civil on the personal attacks.

Crazy probably, last I checked there is no fun in being normal. Carry on.
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,768
Posted By Lorretto
I used a Rukka AP3 coat with goretex liner in and...

I used a Rukka AP3 coat with goretex liner in and armor out. No issue other than I should have left the armor alone since I did take more than my share of morning and afternoon naps.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,345
Posted By Lorretto
I made the judgment error in the past to take the...

I made the judgment error in the past to take the bike home from my office in less than ideal conditions: ice/snow. That was in my younger invincible days when I couldn't afford the monthly parking...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 35,626
Views: 9,008,018
Posted By Lorretto
If they have speed cameras in-town, it's...

If they have speed cameras in-town, it's brilliant.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-30-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By Lorretto
You may want to check and see if one of the...

You may want to check and see if one of the choke/enrichment circuit plungers at the carb end may be hanging up and not fully retracting.
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,571
Posted By Lorretto
I have the Mitsubishi Mr. Slim Heat and A/C unit...

I have the Mitsubishi Mr. Slim Heat and A/C unit - it's been flawless and is programmable.

I don't have any insulation in the garage, although the roof decking may have 1" if any at all. In...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,571
Posted By Lorretto
Dehumidifier +1 - I am in DC and had the same...

Dehumidifier +1 - I am in DC and had the same issue last year with the humidity. I have a mini-split HVAC unit and used to only turn it on when I was in the garage. Mold started on the bikes,...
Forum: Vendors 09-16-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 81,880
Posted By Lorretto
I went with the baseline - Thanks Chris - and...

I went with the baseline - Thanks Chris - and very happy with the results, the bike wants to run to the rev limiter.


Early 04 950A
45 pilots
160f/162r mains
FP needles in the 3rd clip, ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-27-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By Lorretto
Probably not a need at all. The OEM hoses have...

Probably not a need at all. The OEM hoses have held up for ten years and don't look bad. I have a couple years on the coolant and a flush is up next so the timing worked for me.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-27-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By Lorretto
Fleabay Find - CV4 Silicone Hose Kit

First - not mine and no affiliation with Ebay seller, just a purchaser.

Just wanted to pass on what hopefully is a good deal on a CV4
hose kit for the 950/990 Adventures $63.20 delivered....
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,366
Posted By Lorretto
Zoltan: Thanks for the link - the automatic...

Zoltan:

Thanks for the link - the automatic lock would solve thief with a coat hanger part of the problem but not the errant code that might pop the door and lock. I may be overblowing the...
Forum: Racing 08-10-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 33,158
Posted By Lorretto
Proud to be Riff Raff:clap

Proud to be Riff Raff:clap
Forum: The Garage 08-06-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,366
Posted By Lorretto
Yes on the garage being two miles from where I...

Yes on the garage being two miles from where I live and yes on owning the garage but it's a condo with page upon pages of rules. Basically, I can't change anything on the outside of the garage...
Forum: The Garage 08-06-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,366
Posted By Lorretto
Thanks Rising - I just assumed breaking the beam...

Thanks Rising - I just assumed breaking the beam would shut it down in both directions. Would have been a great easy solution if it would work. I think I'm back to the plan to splice in the switch on...
Forum: Vendors 08-04-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 44,925
Posted By Lorretto
SAN: I have a KTM 950 and get where your...

SAN:

I have a KTM 950 and get where your coming from on them laying flat. I can't use the butt to seat technique as it is to low at least for me. I have better luck with grabbing the bars or...
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,366
Posted By Lorretto
Hey Peanuts & thanks You guys are the best....

Hey Peanuts & thanks

You guys are the best.

There is a safety beam on the back of the door. I have not seen a switch like the one you posted. Do you know what it is called name wise so I...
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,366
Posted By Lorretto
GM - the switch I have is for 20 amps AC up to...

GM - the switch I have is for 20 amps AC up to 1.5 hp. I am 99% certain the motor in the opener is DC but I'll try and find a schematic. I really like the idea of switching the motor supply line.
...
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,366
Posted By Lorretto
Thanks Guys - Glad I asked first - not my first...

Thanks Guys - Glad I asked first - not my first screw up with the door, laugh and point, what can I say.

Power side it is on the switch. I'll find the security head screws and use them - thanks...
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,366
Posted By Lorretto
Question Ground Side Switch - Is this a No No?

If any wiring sevant can point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate the nudge either way.

A little background - I have a garage where the bikes are kept that has no door or window other than...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By Lorretto
If $300.00 includes all the material and prep...

If $300.00 includes all the material and prep work other than the cost of the new fender that doesn't sound too bad to have the car put back to decent appearance. It is tough to match the quality of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-08-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,279
Posted By Lorretto
Just a question, any chance the TDC engine...

Just a question, any chance the TDC engine locking bolt sheared off? Should be 80mm if the KTM bolt was used.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,274
Posted By Lorretto
Is a class worth it - Yes. I would...

Is a class worth it - Yes.

I would encourage you to look into a class like the Total Control mentioned above. The class is sort of a stepping stone, way past the MSF doctrine but not about speed...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,730
Posted By Lorretto
If the Klim gear doesn't do it for you, it may...

If the Klim gear doesn't do it for you, it may be worth a look at the Dane bike gear. Not as pricey as the Rukka but has a Gore-Tex outer shell.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,182
Posted By Lorretto
If you have some time on your hands for an...

If you have some time on your hands for an extensive battery discussion, check here.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=757934...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3,015
Views: 834,008
Posted By Lorretto
BB - Nice find - the Salar is a very cool place.

BB - Nice find - the Salar is a very cool place.
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By Lorretto
Latex

If you can find an old heat plate used for stripping siding on house that looks like this

Amazon is out of stock
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-08-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,475
Posted By Lorretto
Earbuds

I like the Klipsch S4i: better than decent sound, good noise canceling and works with most Apple products. Mine were on sale for $45.00. If I fubar them not a big hit just get another pair. If...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-22-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,543
Posted By Lorretto
RR: If you haven't seen this thread take a look ...

RR: If you haven't seen this thread take a look

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=447369 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=447369&highlight=tahoe)
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,886
Posted By Lorretto
If they have tack/dressage shops, horse livery or...

If they have tack/dressage shops, horse livery or stable; whatever they are called in the stans would be a good place to start for leather care products. I have had good results with...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,382
Posted By Lorretto
+1 on SSD as the only way to go. As a...

+1 on SSD as the only way to go.

As a former business road warrior, I lost three HDDs over a bunch of years. May have been the way I had the laptop strapped on the bike; who knows. However, not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,922
Posted By Lorretto
Mine comes and goes - license and registration...

Mine comes and goes - license and registration please.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,440
Posted By Lorretto
My bike garage is two miles away as well, I got...

My bike garage is two miles away as well, I got tired of paying $240.00 a month for two bikes.

I assume you have already explored talking to the local building supers to work out a deal that...
Forum: The Garage 05-24-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,276
Posted By Lorretto
+1 on RuGlyde Agreed - Sometimes it's not...

+1 on RuGlyde

Agreed - Sometimes it's not the money, it's the time. If it takes 3 hours to R&R the tire, that's 3 hours the OP could spend doing something else. I work on my bike because the...
Forum: Racing 02-01-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,417
Posted By Lorretto
Can't add to the Adv/Amatuer but here is one of...

Can't add to the Adv/Amatuer but here is one of the French distributors for

the official products:
...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,512
Posted By Lorretto
A lifetime ago I delivered #2 heating oil. If the...

A lifetime ago I delivered #2 heating oil. If the tanks aren't equalizing you usually have a vent problem. With a common fill, there should be two vents. If the second tank isn't venting or venting...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,060
Posted By Lorretto
FWIW the 41L KTM branded Tourtech panniers will...

FWIW the 41L KTM branded Tourtech panniers will just barely hold a Medium or Large full face helmet [10.5 inches wide]. The lip at the top of the bag is narrower than the body; just guessing about...
Forum: Racing 01-19-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 258,776
Posted By Lorretto
Congrats Lyndon! Quite a ride for the...

Congrats Lyndon!

Quite a ride for the pilot, crew, family and the proud vicarious pillion gallery
Forum: Vendors 11-19-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 34,187
Posted By Lorretto
This guy is a real piece of work - he now has 12...

This guy is a real piece of work - he now has 12 videos on Youtube all of which now have the comment feature disabled. Not hard to figure out why.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-19-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,566
Posted By Lorretto
Great choice - Cooper Canyon will not disappoint....

Great choice - Cooper Canyon will not disappoint.

I went the Chepe route and rented 4X4; sadly the 950 was left at home.

Just a suggestion, if you don't already have a AAA international...
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