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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-21-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 828
Posted By isaac004
I'm interested, hopefully schedule works out.

I'm interested, hopefully schedule works out.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-21-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 17,124
Posted By isaac004
Max was very quick to eat my muffin paper wrapper...

Max was very quick to eat my muffin paper wrapper from the back of Joel's truck, and also tried to steal a crushed Coke can. :lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-20-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 17,124
Posted By isaac004
Just got home and unloaded (but not unpacked)...

Just got home and unloaded (but not unpacked) after dropping Mike off. Great weekend, awesome seeing old faces and meeting new ones! Big thanks again to Noel and Val for the excellent dinner on Sat...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-17-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 17,124
Posted By isaac004
Ready to hitch up and hit the road at 6am! ...

Ready to hitch up and hit the road at 6am!
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/18/9y7uvavy.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17,610
Views: 1,852,218
Posted By isaac004
One pair of spade connectors behind the headlight...

One pair of spade connectors behind the headlight is switched and provides 10amps...if you use that you will not need a relay.
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 256,699
Posted By isaac004
Better then cotton, and even better then...

Better then cotton, and even better then synthetics, is wool. Yes, modern wool is comfy, warm, breathable, and best of all, it does not pick up body odor quickly. Normal socks will stink after one...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-14-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 17,124
Posted By isaac004
Do you need a national park pass, or pay a gate...

Do you need a national park pass, or pay a gate fee, to get in? If so, it will be worthwhile to renew my National Park Pass.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-14-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 31,180
Views: 2,891,781
Posted By isaac004
I don't like to clutter this thread with for sale...

I don't like to clutter this thread with for sale stuff, but I wanted to pass this deal by my fellow LA area inmates....if they fit you, these are top notch boots for a more reasonable price....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-14-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 17,124
Posted By isaac004
Is there a reliable source to buy firewood from...

Is there a reliable source to buy firewood from on the way up 395 on Friday morning?

Even though it costs more, I would prefer to do that for convenience and the idea that firewood should be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-11-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 17,124
Posted By isaac004
Payment sent for one person. Mike and I will...

Payment sent for one person. Mike and I will leave LA either Thursday after work, or very early Friday morning.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-11-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 17,124
Posted By isaac004
Is there running water (potable, for drinking) or...

Is there running water (potable, for drinking) or should we plan on bringing our own?

Also, anyone have good GPS tracks?

This is one I found:
Big Bike Friendly:...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-10-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 31,180
Views: 2,891,781
Posted By isaac004
Try searching via that KTM part number. I think...

Try searching via that KTM part number. I think the answer is no though. They are pegs originally from the KTM Factory Rally Replica, but amazingly are $150 and a direct fit to the 690 Enduro.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-10-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 17,124
Posted By isaac004
Michael.brat and I are contemplating arriving on...

Michael.brat and I are contemplating arriving on Friday around noon....but may be convinced to arrive late Thursday night?

Never been to KM, but I assume having 3 days of riding is still probably...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-09-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 31,180
Views: 2,891,781
Posted By isaac004
Don't forget the 690 has this set of cheaper pegs...

Don't forget the 690 has this set of cheaper pegs (relatively speaking). HUGE difference in how the bike handles and reacts to inputs now.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-07-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 31,180
Views: 2,891,781
Posted By isaac004
The MT21 was shredded on the 690 in 1k miles....

The MT21 was shredded on the 690 in 1k miles. Heard good things about the Tractionator Desert HT, mounting one up this week on the rear. MT21 on the front is good, though I will try a D606 next for...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17,610
Views: 1,852,218
Posted By isaac004
Hey Lukas, Look at this post from Noah...

Hey Lukas,
Look at this post from Noah (roninmoto)...sounds like he had a similar problem. This post is LONG but at the bottom is his stator issue and fix. Good luck on your fix and your ride!...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1,876
Views: 238,157
Posted By isaac004
Seat Concepts has completed the modifications to...

Seat Concepts has completed the modifications to their seat pan molds, to clear the space constraints under the seat of 2014 models. It seems that some electronics were moved a tad bit higher to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,876
Views: 238,157
Posted By isaac004
Yep, I recently got 55 mpg cruising easy on big...

Yep, I recently got 55 mpg cruising easy on big flat dirt roads and bac kroads, 50-65 mph average, easy throttle. I rode 164 miles on 3 gallons, leaving just 0.2 gallons left. I believe I rode...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,519
Posted By isaac004
Awesome loop you have here. What is the maximum...

Awesome loop you have here. What is the maximum gas range needed between gas stations on this route?

Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 256,699
Posted By isaac004
Just did a overnight shakedown ride with the...

Just did a overnight shakedown ride with the Magadan panniers and the RR rear racks. I now know I can do 2-3 week rides or longer with just the two Magadan panniers and my Giant Loop Fandango tank...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 593,585
Posted By isaac004
Just did a overnight shakedown ride with the...

Just did a overnight shakedown ride with the Magadan panniers and the RR rear racks. I now know I can do 2-3 week rides or longer with just the two Magadan panniers and my Giant Loop Fandango tank...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,876
Views: 238,157
Posted By isaac004
Also see my post here about getting ~2" of rise...

Also see my post here about getting ~2" of rise without flipping hydraulic hoses around.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23920258&postcount=1034
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 593,585
Posted By isaac004
The way the front strap goes across the seat...

The way the front strap goes across the seat happens to be exactly where I like to sit. So I end up sitting a bit too forward or backwards then I'd like....everyone's personal sitting preference...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 593,585
Posted By isaac004
Regarding those who use ADV Spec Magadan panniers...

Regarding those who use ADV Spec Magadan panniers on their 690’s, I posted a question in the Magadan thread below:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24309697#post24309697

But the...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 27,217
Posted By isaac004
What is the correct way to route the "over the...

What is the correct way to route the "over the seat" straps? Through these two sets of loops that are located about 1-2” above where the straps are anchored to each pannier? That is how I did it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17,610
Views: 1,852,218
Posted By isaac004
Which pump did you field install? I ordered...

Which pump did you field install?

I ordered a CA Cycleworks for my 2014 as a precaution, but am debating just carrying it as a spare instead of installing it right now.

Regardless, it should be...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 593,585
Posted By isaac004
It used to be. But off road the weight of the...

It used to be. But off road the weight of the bag makes the fender flop around and buzzes the tire which drives me mad.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 593,585
Posted By isaac004
Here are some not so good photos of my Magadans...

Here are some not so good photos of my Magadans on RR racks. The Pacsafe cable would wrap around from bottom to top, along with the rok strap that is doing the same. There are two rok straps used per...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17,610
Views: 1,852,218
Posted By isaac004
I rode up the Dalton last summer, on a F800GS...

I rode up the Dalton last summer, on a F800GS with TKC80 front and K60 rear. It was more then plenty. You are on a small bike so I think even 50/50 front tires will be fine.

Unless the Dempster...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1,876
Views: 238,157
Posted By isaac004
I installed the RR lower tank bolt on my 2014...

I installed the RR lower tank bolt on my 2014 last month, and did not have any need for am impact driver. In the past I have simply used a hammer on the wrench to get the few "impacts" needed to get...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1,876
Views: 238,157
Posted By isaac004
Mine makes the noise...a high frequency...

Mine makes the noise...a high frequency electrical type whine noise. Sounds like it is normal. It changes when you open the throttle because the butterfly plate is moving from the throttle input.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 593,585
Posted By isaac004
The thought for no Loctite on the top luggage...

The thought for no Loctite on the top luggage rack bolts is only because they are threaded fittings press fit into plastic. Aside from that, never heard a reason to not loctite any other bolt.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 593,585
Posted By isaac004
Agree with MM, it is very simple. All bolts set...

Agree with MM, it is very simple. All bolts set into the plastic subframe/tank should get grease or antisieze, NOT Loctite. If you want to use the Nomadic top rack, I posted last month about what...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 593,585
Posted By isaac004
I used to use a 3" long "flattened" strip of a...

I used to use a 3" long "flattened" strip of a radiator hose that I cut into thirds (sounds confusing, but basically a thick rubber strip 1" wide by 3" long)...I would wedge this between the bottle...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 593,585
Posted By isaac004
I had installed the Agri tool tube on the inside...

I had installed the Agri tool tube on the inside of my Rally Raid rear racks, to hold a MSR 1L fuel bottle. It worked well, though there was still the question of swing arm clearance in a bottom out...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1,876
Views: 238,157
Posted By isaac004
I sold my WR250R back in January to fund my 2014...

I sold my WR250R back in January to fund my 2014 690. It is worth it, if you can afford it. 20 pounds heavier, twice the power, better suspension....what is not to love??? Yes the seat sucks but...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 31,180
Views: 2,891,781
Posted By isaac004
All this tire talk blows my mind when I think...

All this tire talk blows my mind when I think about the 5k miles I got on one set of D606's on the DR650 when riding the CDT loop. :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17,610
Views: 1,852,218
Posted By isaac004
On the 2014 it is on the head stock. I can take...

On the 2014 it is on the head stock. I can take the plastic cowl off and the head light that stays connected to it without touching the turn signals.

In this photo, you can see the edge of the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-07-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 31,180
Views: 2,891,781
Posted By isaac004
Awesome looking ride there Rich. Are those...

Awesome looking ride there Rich.

Are those Wolfman 12 bags? Like em?
How is the riding weather now in Utah? Too hot? Any idea how hot it gets in early June?
Motoz Tractionator? Recommend?
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,865
Posted By isaac004
I just sold my F800GS for a new 2014 690. While I...

I just sold my F800GS for a new 2014 690. While I did love the F800, I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new 690. It is a rocket, rides so much better off road, and is just as fun if not more fun on the twisties....
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