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Forum: Asia 07-03-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By FlyingPenguin
I was delayed so now I'm on the Donghae-Vlad...

I was delayed so now I'm on the Donghae-Vlad ferry on Jul13. My plan is to head west and ride the BAM weather and rivers permitting. If not then I'll head south and across Mongolia to the 'Stans.
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,374
Views: 343,041
Posted By FlyingPenguin
Hmmmm...... just curious.... do the locals take...

Hmmmm...... just curious.... do the locals take offense if you don't drink? Seems from this and other RR's that alcohol plays a central role in social activities.
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,469
Posted By FlyingPenguin
I arrive in Vlad on Jul 14. At the rate you're...

I arrive in Vlad on Jul 14. At the rate you're going it looks like you'll be back in Tynda about the same time as I. If you're still up for the BAM let me know.
Forum: Asia Pacific 06-23-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By FlyingPenguin
I just spoke with Greg from LEI in Vancouver. He...

I just spoke with Greg from LEI in Vancouver. He told me air freight to Vlad is impractical as it has to route through Moscow, costs 3-4 times higher than Korea, and would probably take much longer. ...
Forum: Asia Pacific 06-21-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By FlyingPenguin
Shipping into Vladivostok ny air

My original plan was to fly my bike to Korea and ferry to Zarubino, but now that ferry is shutting down. That means entering Russia via Vladivostok, which I'm told can take 3 days to clear customs....
Forum: Asia 06-18-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By FlyingPenguin
Thanks for the heads up. I was planning to meet...

Thanks for the heads up. I was planning to meet up with Paul however I was delayed and he by the time I arrive in Tynda he may be to far ahead.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
Forum: Asia 06-10-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By FlyingPenguin
Who is Riding West From Vladivostok?

I'll be in Zarubino or Vladivostok about Jun 30. Heading to Tynda to meet up with another rider and then west on the BAM, south to Mongolia and then out thru Barnaul and a circle in the 'Stans.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-08-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,348
Posted By FlyingPenguin
I ran mine at 25 paid last year on the COBDR and...

I ran mine at 25 paid last year on the COBDR and CDT and it worked fine. Forgot to air it up and ran another 1000 miles of fire road and pavement home with no issue.
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 2,438
Views: 915,520
Posted By FlyingPenguin
I carry 3 aluminum Tyre levers for my 950. 2...

I carry 3 aluminum Tyre levers for my 950.
2 are Motion Pro, the 12/13 and the one for the axle nuts. The 3rd is a 19 that fits the drain plug. I can't remember who made it. Its blue anodized and I...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,320
Posted By FlyingPenguin
Deal breaker? No, but the Velcro does make a very...

Deal breaker? No, but the Velcro does make a very good fingernail breaker for the unwary.

At the KTM Rally in Colorado last fall I was in a couple of the monsoon deluges and I found the outer bags...
Forum: Racing 05-28-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By FlyingPenguin
AHRMA Vintage MX Pics

A few pics from AHRMA Vintage MX races- Burrows Ranch in Northern California and Bodnar Ranch near Klamath Falls.

http://flynpenguin.smugmug.com/Other/AHRMA-MX-2014/i-Kxhk35s/0/L/IMG_0973-L.jpg
...
Forum: Trials 05-28-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By FlyingPenguin
All I can tell your is yes, a Hodaka engine. I've...

All I can tell your is yes, a Hodaka engine. I've not looked at it close enough to see what the frame is.
I think Burrows ranch had 50+ entries and over a dozen Premier Heavyweights. Bodnar was 31...
Forum: Trials 05-27-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By FlyingPenguin
AHRMA Trials Pics

Here are a few Vintage Trials pics form the last couple of events that we had in the PNW Region- Burrows Ranch in March and Bodnar Ranch in mid May. Both of these events were set up by Rob Poole, the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1,374
Views: 343,041
Posted By FlyingPenguin
At least you have a kick lever......

At least you have a kick lever......
Forum: Orange Crush 05-26-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,588
Posted By FlyingPenguin
I built my an underseat toolbox. Nothing really...

I built my an underseat toolbox. Nothing really about I suppose. In fact I think there was vendor for them a while back.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/27/aba4a3u2.jpg

Mine is a bit different...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-25-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,303
Posted By FlyingPenguin
My 950 came with the euro headlight and HIDs from...

My 950 came with the euro headlight and HIDs from the PO 2 years ago. I run with the headlight on almost all the time and in nearly 30k mile I have had 0 problems with them. Not even a burned out...
Forum: Asia 05-23-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 321
Posted By FlyingPenguin
Tajikistan Visa Help

I have been using Travel Visa Pro for my visas in Russia and the 'Stans. According to the new requirements (as of this week), the Tajikistan embassy in Washington DC will not issue a tourist visa...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-22-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By FlyingPenguin
Last year I used 45 pilots, Flex Jets and set the...

Last year I used 45 pilots, Flex Jets and set the floats to 4mm. Worked fine.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-20-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,286
Posted By FlyingPenguin
I've been prepping my 50k mile 2005.5 950 for a...

I've been prepping my 50k mile 2005.5 950 for a trip across Asia this summer. In no particular order here's what I've done so far:

1- Last year I had Superplush do the suspension- an incredible...
Forum: Trials 05-17-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,219
Posted By FlyingPenguin
In real life the mechanical noise isn't nearly as...

In real life the mechanical noise isn't nearly as loud as in the video. I think being in the shop on a metal bench, and the microphone on the phone both made it louder. That said, the alloy motors do...
Forum: Trials 05-15-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,219
Posted By FlyingPenguin
I'm delivering it to Jerry at the Vintage...

I'm delivering it to Jerry at the Vintage Trials/MX at Bodnar Ranch this weekend. Come on by.
Forum: Trials 05-14-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,219
Posted By FlyingPenguin
It's Alive.....

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Forum: Orange Crush 05-05-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,011
Posted By FlyingPenguin
And lubricant.....copious amounts of good lube...

And lubricant.....copious amounts of good lube always helps with rubber......

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Trials 04-25-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,219
Posted By FlyingPenguin
I have all the frame parts back from the painter,...

I have all the frame parts back from the painter, and most of the other bits just arrived from the plater. The head has new valves and guides, and the cylinder is freshly honed. Lets put the old girl...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-25-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 256,743
Posted By FlyingPenguin
950/990 Goodies for sale to Pay for trip to Asia

I'm taking my 950 to Russia, Mongolia and the 'Stans this summer. To help offset the costs I've been listing various bits and pieces that I don't need in the Flea Market. If you don't like the prices...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-23-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 256,743
Posted By FlyingPenguin
FS: Stock Low Seat Cover and Foam

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=972351
Forum: Orange Crush 04-22-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By FlyingPenguin
I have a stock slave that I replaced with a...

I have a stock slave that I replaced with a Rekluse.
Good condition and worked fine when I took it off.
40$ shipped

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Forum: Orange Crush 04-19-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 256,743
Posted By FlyingPenguin
FS: LS Wings silencer for 950/990

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23973407#post23973407
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-18-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By FlyingPenguin
You might take a look at...

You might take a look at http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/trip-transport/shipping-bike-irkutsk-anywhere-train-71580. Seb talks about using the TS to ship west from Irkutsk however there may be...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-13-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By FlyingPenguin
Sounds like an air leak around the rubber boots....

Sounds like an air leak around the rubber boots. Mayhaps a cracked boot.....

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Orange Crush 04-10-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By FlyingPenguin
As I recall pushing up Ophir pass gave me a 2 day...

As I recall pushing up Ophir pass gave me a 2 day migraine....

If needle seats do go bad though it can be very hard to see. Check with Sudco and see if they have replacements.

Sent from my...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-10-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By FlyingPenguin
Two words: Float needles. My 950 had identical...

Two words: Float needles. My 950 had identical symptoms. There was little visual difference betweent the old needles and the new. However when I put in new float needles the hydrolocking and rich...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-04-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By FlyingPenguin
Oil temp is affected more by engine load than by...

Oil temp is affected more by engine load than by viscosity. Dumping oil at pressure over a relief valve generated heat and that method is used in some industrial applications to heat oil. However the...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 435,813
Posted By FlyingPenguin
Airhead GS Skidplate

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=966521
Forum: Orange Crush 04-01-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 256,743
Posted By FlyingPenguin
FS: Left Side Wings 950/990

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23831097#post23831097
Forum: Orange Crush 03-31-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 379
Posted By FlyingPenguin
FS: KTM 950/990 Seat

OOPS! My bad. Reposted in Flea Market.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-30-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 256,743
Posted By FlyingPenguin
950 Slave Cylinders

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=965984
Forum: Orange Crush 03-29-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10,315
Views: 2,116,560
Posted By FlyingPenguin
Replaced the o rings in the Carb fuel inlets....

Replaced the o rings in the Carb fuel inlets. Found out that the PO had used red Loctite on all 4 screws. And just a dab. Oh no. The threads were covered from end to end and it had splooged out to...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-24-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,636
Posted By FlyingPenguin
Methinks that we meet Brad at the border with...

Methinks that we meet Brad at the border with Canadia and ride south down the CDT and COBDR to NM.
Of course that means you and I might as well ride.the OBDR and WaBDR to get to Canadia.....:)....
Forum: Vendors 03-20-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By FlyingPenguin
I'm in!

I'm in!
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