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Forum: Orange Crush 03-28-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By jgrady
Thanks for the replies. I never cease to be...

Thanks for the replies. I never cease to be amazed at the level of collective knowledge available in this forum.
I used circlip pliers to get the filter out. No holes.
It's aluminum and it made...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-27-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By jgrady
Oil was clean. Screens were scary (to me) the...

Oil was clean. Screens were scary (to me) the first time but spotless this time. For all I know, that little piece was in the same spot first time and I missed it but I doubt it. Spotted with a flash...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-27-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By jgrady
Flip side... Not so worried about where it...

Flip side...

Not so worried about where it wound up as where it came from.:huh
Forum: Orange Crush 03-27-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By jgrady
Oil change...piece of metal?

Ok. Fingers are crossed that this is nothing major. On my second oil change, I am cleaning the last bit of oil from where the filter goes and this came out.

Any ideas?
Bike is running great....
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By jgrady
Just got through doing the north half of the CDR...

Just got through doing the north half of the CDR plus another 760 miles of mostly pavement. Don't think I tested puncture sealing but Mich t63 front and Heidi rear with Mich UHD tubes balanced out...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-04-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,584
Posted By jgrady
An AWD dualsport? Got a feeling it'll catch on...

An AWD dualsport? Got a feeling it'll catch on like it did with cars (Audi). Of course, if the first production one is orange, I ain't leavin'!:D
Forum: Orange Crush 07-05-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By jgrady
That's good to know. It seems fairly robust but I...

That's good to know. It seems fairly robust but I think mine is KTM made by Shad. (in Spain?) Maybe different brands with same manufacturer as they look so similar.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-04-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By jgrady
:huh I'm convinced! Thanks for your input and...

:huh I'm convinced! Thanks for your input and patience with an adventure touring rookie.
Salud
Forum: Orange Crush 07-04-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By jgrady
Tail trunk on CDR?

I've read several post with folks suggesting that you should leave your tail trunk at home when riding the CDR and just strap stuff on back. Curious as to why. I've been on a fair amount of gravel...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By jgrady
Didn't think I had but got pretty rough with it...

Didn't think I had but got pretty rough with it til i realized the bead had seated on the other side of the tire. Once broken it was loads easier. Though I had boogered up the bead a bit too seems...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By jgrady
Thanks, I'll check iti tomorrow. Planning on...

Thanks, I'll check iti tomorrow. Planning on using them on the cdr in a couple of weeks so I hope I got it right.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By jgrady
Noob tire change...did I ruin the tube?

I've read threads and watched videos and have decided that my tire changing technique sucks but is getting better. Managed to get the T63 on front after substantial cursing and going to a larger...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-25-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,752
Posted By jgrady
+1 on the Aeroflow. I have the tall one. 6'5"...

+1 on the Aeroflow. I have the tall one. 6'5" with a tall Seat Concepts seat. Exceptional for being so narrow and makes the bike all-day-comfortable...for me anyway. :D
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,261
Posted By jgrady
+1

+1
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,751
Posted By jgrady
Spot connect is working for me. Seemed a bit...

Spot connect is working for me. Seemed a bit finicky but it hooks up faithfully to my htc evo android phone and performs as advertised. I have found though that if the link is broken between the two,...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-08-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,686
Posted By jgrady
I have a 2011 R and could not stand the stock...

I have a 2011 R and could not stand the stock seat for more than about 90 min. Got the Seat Concepts tall and it has made a huge, dramatic, profound difference.
Besides that, it helped a lot! :clap...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-22-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,798
Posted By jgrady
+1 on flipping the throttle. Didn't have to...

+1 on flipping the throttle. Didn't have to reroute. Just the flip. Make sure the front brake master cylinder or bark busters don't get in the way. Since you are changing things up, it's possible. 2...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-19-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,425
Posted By jgrady
Enduristan has been good so far. Everything...

Enduristan has been good so far. Everything stayed dry in a cloud burst. No rain cover needed.

http://blackdogcw.com/black-dog-shop/ktm-950-adventure/enduristan-sandstorm-tank-bag/275-1135.html
...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-06-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,035
Posted By jgrady
That's exactly what I meant by "variations of the...

That's exactly what I meant by "variations of the same model". :huh
Had no idea there was a more aggressive Heidi front. Guess I missed any threads on that one. Have you used it?
Better? Worse?...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-05-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,035
Posted By jgrady
Is the Karoo 2 the same as the Karoo T? I'm...

Is the Karoo 2 the same as the Karoo T? I'm guessing yes as the Metzeler website just shows the Karoo and the Karoo T but it seems like there are variations with the same model but different sizes,...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-04-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,035
Posted By jgrady
All slab from NM... Unless we haven't had...

All slab from NM...
Unless we haven't had enough and check out Big Bend on the way home!:lol3
Not likely though as time is limited.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-04-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,035
Posted By jgrady
Heidenau rear, which knobby front?

I know. There are about 1001 threads on this and I think I have read them all...at least twice. Still looking for the latest opinions. Doing the CDR this summer and finally decided on Heidi rear but...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-01-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By jgrady
Lots of farkles on mine but totally stock engine....

Lots of farkles on mine but totally stock engine. Plenty of smooth power though I do have a throttle tamer and it works. Aftermarket cans eventually but I'm having too much fun on it at the moment!...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-01-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,651
Views: 412,876
Posted By jgrady
+1 for Aeroflow. Better than I had ever...

+1 for Aeroflow.
Better than I had ever expected from a tall skinny shield.
MHO
Forum: Americas 01-03-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 13,493
Posted By jgrady
I may have missed something but I thought the...

I may have missed something but I thought the Boquillas crossing was reopening in April.

http://www.alpineavalanche.com/news/article_8a4e0412-19e8-11e0-bce6-001cc4c03286.html

Another place...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-22-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 25,146
Posted By jgrady
+1 Weld 86 Perfect fit and finish for both...

+1 Weld 86
Perfect fit and finish for both items.
No doubt there are others that work well too.
Just say'n...:D
Forum: Orange Crush 10-24-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,422
Posted By jgrady
Got the tall model a few weeks ago (6'6" 250lbs)....

Got the tall model a few weeks ago (6'6" 250lbs). Rode about 1800 miles to Big Bend and back for 5 days almost all tarmac but for about 20 miles off road at Cibolo Creek Ranch where, of course, I...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-07-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,347
Posted By jgrady
It looks like it has many of the same attributes...

It looks like it has many of the same attributes without being adjustable and so complex.
I called and spoke to a nice lady at Aeroflow who said the new shield is almost ready to be released and...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-06-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,347
Posted By jgrady
Just curious as to how it went. Planning a 1300+...

Just curious as to how it went. Planning a 1300+ mile ride next month and am thinking hard about which screen to get.
Looking forward to your report as I am 6'5 also.
:ear
Forum: Orange Crush 09-01-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,889
Posted By jgrady
Doing first change with Castrol RS 10w50 R4 4T....

Doing first change with Castrol RS 10w50 R4 4T. Fully synthetic, JASO MA2. Found it on sale at cycle gear for $9.99. Pricey but alot less than $17.99 for the Motorex. Can't think of a reason it won't...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-30-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,480
Posted By jgrady
Thanks for the info. I'll call'em tomorrow.

Thanks for the info. I'll call'em tomorrow.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-29-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,480
Posted By jgrady
That looks pretty good but $450.00 seems awfully...

That looks pretty good but $450.00 seems awfully steep.
Not trying to rehash that which has been rehashed to mush but I am down to this or the Calsci which is less than 1/2 the price and also looks...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-18-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,335
Posted By jgrady
Ok. Consider me converted. Looking forward to...

Ok. Consider me converted.
Looking forward to a TKC 80 front and flip a coin for either a Mefo SE or Heidenau K60 Scout in back and heading for the hill country.

It is indeed a good thing to...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-10-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,335
Posted By jgrady
That's the combo I was thinking. Thanks

That's the combo I was thinking.
Thanks
Forum: Orange Crush 07-10-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,335
Posted By jgrady
Mixed tire brands...

Ok. Maybe I'm beating a long dead horse. Maybe this is an old guy thing but I was under the impression that mixing tire brands and models was a bad thing as they all have sightly different profiles,...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-16-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,924
Posted By jgrady
I've wondered that too. Are the rev police...

I've wondered that too. Are the rev police watching? Mine is going by the book but I was especially careful to constantly vary the engine speed for the first 200 miles. 1st oil change will be at 600....
Forum: Orange Crush 05-05-2011, 03:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,944
Posted By jgrady
That was it. Thanks for that! Now I hope the...

That was it. Thanks for that!
Now I hope the vibration will abate. Put another 50 miles on and a substantial buzz at 5k-ish+, especially when on the gas. Should I look for something? Going for a...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-03-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,944
Posted By jgrady
Thanks for the advice. I am guessing the petcocks...

Thanks for the advice. I am guessing the petcocks are what the manual refers to as "fuel taps"?
Can't wait to take a proper trip asap...:D
Forum: Orange Crush 05-03-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,944
Posted By jgrady
New 990 Adventure R! First ride...

Been lurking for years and been lusting after a big KTM almost as long. I blame you all...and thanks at the same time!
Wasn't going to get one. Went to look at a used DR650 and there it...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-28-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,809
Posted By jgrady
We have almost the same experience and I just...

We have almost the same experience and I just took delivery of a 2011 Adventure R day before yesterday. Only put about 50 miles on her so far on road with one short stint down a loose dirt road. I...
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