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Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 11:32 PM
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Posted By Thomas B.
Thanks for the reply. the glue is exactly what...

Thanks for the reply.
the glue is exactly what I did.
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6,332
Views: 1,171,145
Posted By Thomas B.
Bearings on cam shaft

Hi guys,
taking out my cam shaft I saw that the housing where the big bearing is in looks as if the bearing has been turning a bit.
Do yours look like that too? Is that normal?
Cann't take any...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
Thanks all the others for your replies. Response...

Thanks all the others for your replies. Response is always highly apreciated. Glad you liked it. We had alot of fun on the ride and I had fun doing the report.
See you again on another ride where...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
Hi Curtis, was nice seeing you too. And yes we...

Hi Curtis, was nice seeing you too. And yes we had a really good time. Big fun. I'm not too much worried about the engine yet. I hope it is just one of the cam follow rollers which would be an easy...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
Hi Beaumont Paco, sad to hear the cabanas are...

Hi Beaumont Paco, sad to hear the cabanas are gone. Was a nice little place.
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
We still had some miles to go so we hopped onto...

We still had some miles to go so we hopped onto the highway 1 and wend down the coast. Since we still had enough time we stopped for a day in San Fransisco and did some sight seeing.

Morning...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
Well we try.

Well we try.
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
Thanks, I feel much better now.:D (But I am...

Thanks, I feel much better now.:D
(But I am still trying not to get used to it)
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
Thanks for your comment. Yes its over. Just a...

Thanks for your comment. Yes its over. Just a couple of miles to go till we ship the bikes back home.

Well to be honest I was expecting a bit more of techical riding myself. But it is always what...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
And then in the night the rain started. And it...

And then in the night the rain started. And it rained and rained and rained. In the morning we packed and geared up under the roof of the hotel. The lady evan came out and brought me some white...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
Thanks for you comment. Yes the western TAT was...

Thanks for you comment. Yes the western TAT was without problems. Not even a flat. But wait to the very end of the report.

Well I'm always looking for a bit of dirt riding and there is not much...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
Well the seriosness is do to the dust in my...

Well the seriosness is do to the dust in my mouth. I would guess nobody makes a happy face in that situation.:D
And thanks for putting me in the nomination thread so everyone see this embarrasing...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
And then came the long steep rocky climb everyone...

And then came the long steep rocky climb everyone that did it will remember. Not because it was that difficult but because it was so unexpected. I would say it is probably the most challeging climb...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
After reaching Oregon and arriving in Lake View...

After reaching Oregon and arriving in Lake View after dark in the evening we checked into an indian run motel once again. The next thing to do was a walk over to the supermarket for some food and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6,332
Views: 1,171,145
Posted By Thomas B.
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Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 6,332
Views: 1,171,145
Posted By Thomas B.
Thanks Philb772, that will help. Does noone...

Thanks Philb772, that will help.

Does noone know the housing diameter or could go into the garage and have a look.

Thanks Thomas
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
Then we came to a part where Sam gives you a...

Then we came to a part where Sam gives you a possible bypass but dosn't say why. We thought we'll have a look. And again it was a small track with some nasty sandy rocky ups and downs. Of course on...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
Hey guys, thanks for your comments on my mishaps....

Hey guys, thanks for your comments on my mishaps. Really enjoying that.:D I knew you would like those pictures.
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6,332
Views: 1,171,145
Posted By Thomas B.
steering housing of 640

Hi everyone,
does anybody know the outer diameter of the steering? I mean the one a bolt-on tower for a sreeringdamper would fit to.
Bike is a 2000 KTM 640.
And I mean this.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
Thanks for the comment. Well I was lucky. When I...

Thanks for the comment. Well I was lucky. When I met Sandra she allready had her motorcycle licence, but no bike anymore. After telling her what I did (going to the Sahara almost every winter at that...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
After spending the night in Eureka and a short...

After spending the night in Eureka and a short rain shower after we were in our hotel room we were on the wheels quit early that morning. There was a big plain to cross and it was dusty.

Eureka
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
Anyone that has ever been in Baker knows it is...

Anyone that has ever been in Baker knows it is not much of a town. But we found a shop that even had an onion for us and our evening mineral drink (beer). And since the lady in the shop told us it...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
Heading on we got some faster tracks in some more...

Heading on we got some faster tracks in some more open space.

http://thomasbinkle.smugmug.com/Other/TAT-Part-2/i-9bLj7rB/0/XL/167-XL.jpg

Since it was getting quit warm it was good to pick up...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
Yeah, I guess everyone that has been there...

Yeah, I guess everyone that has been there remembers the place. Kind of special.
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
The next mornig we headed out and when we came...

The next mornig we headed out and when we came close to this formation of rocks infront of us I knew what we would find there.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
Hi John, thanks for you remarks. Yes, Utah is a...

Hi John, thanks for you remarks. Yes, Utah is a great place for riding. would like to go back to do some more exploring, but it is so far away from Switzerland. Cheers Thomas
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
Hi motowest, after all the trouble we had on our...

Hi motowest, after all the trouble we had on our baja trip, this one was really smooth. (Untill the very end) Not one single flat tyre. Just riding. Great!!
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
I'll just give you some more pictures of the...

I'll just give you some more pictures of the trail without words. Sit back and look.

http://thomasbinkle.smugmug.com/Other/TAT-Part-2/i-XFdZhRL/0/XL/134-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
It was a bit of a bumpy ride in places and going...

It was a bit of a bumpy ride in places and going was slow, but we were in no hurry.

http://thomasbinkle.smugmug.com/Other/TAT-Part-2/i-QBVTX2R/0/XL/116-XL.jpg

We often stopped for pictures...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
Coming down from the Rockys we got our first...

Coming down from the Rockys we got our first glimpse of Utah.

http://thomasbinkle.smugmug.com/Other/TAT-Part-2/i-Jwr42qM/0/XL/099-XL.jpg

The temperatures went went up and by the time we got...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
yes JM it was really a fantasic ride. Hold on...

yes JM it was really a fantasic ride.
Hold on there is more to come.
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
Hey Roger, good to hear from you. We do have...

Hey Roger,
good to hear from you. We do have some time to go travel, but in between we do work very very very hard.:)
Thanks alot for your offer, but we will probably not be back in the US any time...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
We then stopped in Silverton for the night and...

We then stopped in Silverton for the night and met up with our friends Joanne and Mark. They had come to do some riding in the Rockies and luckily had brought thier trailer and had a bed for us....
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
Then it went down to the old ghost town of Animas...

Then it went down to the old ghost town of Animas Forks where they were looking for gold in the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. Pretty impressiv in 3500m. I read about a 23 days...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
We were looking forward to a great day of riding....

We were looking forward to a great day of riding. The sun was shining, temperatures were very comfortable, and we were heading to some high elevation.

But first we still had some flater parts to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
Back on the KTMs in the morning we had aome fast...

Back on the KTMs in the morning we had aome fast gravel roads where we could make some miles.

http://thomasbinkle.smugmug.com/Other/TAT-Part-2/i-dg3jFbc/0/XL/033-XL.jpg

The high mountains...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
Thanks and hang on this will take a couple of...

Thanks and hang on this will take a couple of days.
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
Well a promise is a promise!

Well a promise is a promise!
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,626
Posted By Thomas B.
There must have been some very dusty winds in NM...

There must have been some very dusty winds in NM during the last months. Everything was covered with a layer of dust.

http://thomasbinkle.smugmug.com/Other/TAT-Part-2/i-NXQRLS6/0/XL/008-XL.jpg
...
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