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Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2,830
Views: 427,025
Posted By Elusion
10k an OK price for a 2014 model? ... I think...

10k an OK price for a 2014 model? ... I think it'd be great to go with my 990. :1drink
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By Elusion
I have the klim overland. It comes with armor but...

I have the klim overland. It comes with armor but in can be removed and you can wear separate armor under it. I like it. I kind of wish it had more pockets. The Klim Traverse is cheaper and may be...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-28-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,884
Posted By Elusion
Some where in eastern Connecticut ...

Some where in eastern Connecticut
http://theelusion.smugmug.com/KTM-990/i-pp7F6nZ/0/L/IMG_20141027_164103922-L.jpg
http://theelusion.smugmug.com/KTM-990/i-tx8SdFB/0/L/9901027grave-L.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 10-28-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11,024
Views: 2,337,787
Posted By Elusion
There's snow in NH already? I was planning on...

There's snow in NH already? I was planning on riding up there in the next few weeks.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-28-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11,024
Views: 2,337,787
Posted By Elusion
Rode around the pachaug forest yesterday. Now, if...

Rode around the pachaug forest yesterday. Now, if only I was taller and more skilled I wouldn't have had to pick it up three times. Oh well....
Forum: Orange Crush 07-29-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By Elusion
Thanks for the info. I have some buckets and...

Thanks for the info. I have some buckets and crates I think I can use to support the bike. I didn't think I needed special tools to remove them?
I've been wanting Super Plush but , of course, I...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-29-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By Elusion
superplush or repair?

Another "help me decide, OrangeCrush"

Background; 2013 990. strapped the bike down on a truck after a 1700mile road/dirt trip. It spent another 1500miles strapped down for a few days. Afterward, I...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-16-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By Elusion
Question fork oil refill?

Unfortunately one of my forks leaked on my 990. Also unfortunately its been sitting for over a week and there's a small (coin size) puddle of fork oil.

Once I clean the dirt out (assuming I can...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-11-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,945
Posted By Elusion
Cross Country Complete! RR to follow.

I've crossed the country without incident.

Thanks for all the suggestions!

I ended up going to the Valley of the Gods, Moki Dugway, kokopelli trail, Moab to Gateway rd, and attempted both...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 22,389
Posted By Elusion
Great info, thanks. ... now if only I could...

Great info, thanks.

... now if only I could do that log pivot maneuver on my 990.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,403
Posted By Elusion
Glad they found him.

Glad they found him.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-24-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,945
Posted By Elusion
I ran the gas down in Baja for a couple days with...

I ran the gas down in Baja for a couple days with no problems. It didn't even occur to me that one could get "bad gas" in the States.

I just had the 7500KM service done. Do they change the Fuel...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,699
Posted By Elusion
Helmet: Arai Signet Q Jacket: Klim Overland...

Helmet: Arai Signet Q
Jacket: Klim Overland (sometimes, Schott Perfecto or a Dianese mesh-something-or-other)
Pants: Klim Overland or Rhok Jeans
Gloves: Klim Adventure
Bike: KTM 990 Adventure...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,904
Posted By Elusion
I also recommend Klim. Not cheap though. I...

I also recommend Klim. Not cheap though.

I have the Overland pants, comes with D3O armor but you can easily remove it and put on knee pads or braces. I wear these on my trips and they work as...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-21-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,166
Posted By Elusion
I have the same bike and probably will be getting...

I have the same bike and probably will be getting this some time in the future. So, I'm also interested in what's entailed for the install.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-21-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,945
Posted By Elusion
Talking Thanks!

Thanks for all the great suggestions!

I think I'm going to be keeping my options fairly open. But here's my "plan" so far:

Let me know if it's too ambitious.

Day 1 to the Grand Canyon

Day...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,945
Posted By Elusion
Question Cross-Country (almost) on a 990. Am I prepared?

I’m heading cross country in a couple weeks on my ’13 990 Adventure. :D Well, not quite. I’ll have my family following me. They’ll be taking the nice roads and I’ll be taking the interesting ones and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,775
Posted By Elusion
I'll echo what's already been said: your gloves...

I'll echo what's already been said: your gloves may have been too small.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,582
Posted By Elusion
update ... I went with the 990!

OP here: Just thought I'd update this and continue the discussion.I've got about 4000miles on my 990 now and I took it off road the second day I had it. I've been down single track and rode down in...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-10-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,560
Posted By Elusion
Thermos in the backpack/tank bag. Yeah, my...

Thermos in the backpack/tank bag.

Yeah, my friend had a ram mount cup holder. I made fun of him.
Do you plan to sip it while riding or waiting at lights?
Forum: Orange Crush 04-08-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,319
Posted By Elusion
I second that. Mine didn't have it either. It can...

I second that. Mine didn't have it either. It can be called in as a Warranty issue.Great bike!
Forum: Orange Crush 04-01-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,812
Posted By Elusion
Ok, here are some pics. ...

Ok, here are some pics.
http://theelusion.smugmug.com/KTM-990/i-Hg2D3rR/0/M/rotopaxPostBaja-M.jpg
This is after the weekend in Baja. Over 500 miles, about half of it Dirt. (cargo net is there...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-01-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,812
Posted By Elusion
I just got back from a weekend in Baja. I had...

I just got back from a weekend in Baja.
I had two 2-gallon Rotopax on my top rack (990) and jesse luggage.
Worked great.
I had made my own mount using a plastic cutting board and some mounting...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-25-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,259
Posted By Elusion
inspiring:beer

inspiring:beer
Forum: Orange Crush 03-23-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 12,729
Posted By Elusion
Just looked at mine today. It wasn't worn...

Just looked at mine today.
It wasn't worn through yet (2800miles on a 2013) but it was definitely pinched. I just loosened the cover (Man! that screw was in tight) which gave it a lot more play....
Forum: Orange Crush 03-23-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 41,851
Posted By Elusion
2 2-gallon rotopax on the rear rack too much? I...

2 2-gallon rotopax on the rear rack too much?
I also have Jesse luggage, would that support the subframe enough?
Forum: Orange Crush 03-21-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,971
Posted By Elusion
k60's

Well, I finally got some different tires.
I got the K60 Scouts. It is Night and Day on the road above 70mph. I've only done a little Dirt so far and they perform just fine for my needs. The 908's...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-07-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,460
Posted By Elusion
I usually try to keep mine around 4000. While...

I usually try to keep mine around 4000. While commuting, I'm probably between 3-4K. No harm in it. It saves gas. But the bike is a whole new bike above 6K ... wow. Fun.

I think you're fine at 3K...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-05-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19,036
Views: 7,789,753
Posted By Elusion
NICE! That's pretty much what I did when I got...

NICE!
That's pretty much what I did when I got my 990 (after I drove it home) I drove it to some dirt trails and gave my self a crash course in big-dirt-bike.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-03-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11,024
Views: 2,337,787
Posted By Elusion
I put my Jesse Luggage on today! ...

I put my Jesse Luggage on today!

http://theelusion.smugmug.com/KTM-990/i-R5HmGMf/0/L/IMG_0678-L.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 01-23-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 19,036
Views: 7,789,753
Posted By Elusion
http://theelusion.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery/i-fW7...

http://theelusion.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery/i-fW7svdW/0/O/new%20motorcycle.jpg
I'm finally contributing to this thread.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-23-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 274,317
Posted By Elusion
http://theelusion.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery/i-84R...

http://theelusion.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery/i-84RgR9q/0/O/IMG_0473.jpg
There's not a whole lot of room to work. And I'm going to sell the HD.
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 183,008
Posted By Elusion
my HD Nightster. It was my first bike and I...

my HD Nightster.

It was my first bike and I really liked it. ..... then I rode other bikes. Now I can't wait to sell it.
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 129,919
Posted By Elusion
I just wanted to chime in: I've had the...

I just wanted to chime in:

I've had the NEXGEN Handguards for my 990 for a few months now. They are great! The morning I put them on the bike I went for a trail ride and "optested" both guards ......
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,748
Posted By Elusion
I use a silicone based lubricant. Sometimes a...

I use a silicone based lubricant. Sometimes a little bottle comes with Helmets. But I got a giant-I'm-never-going-to-run-out-of-this-ever can at Lowes. It was the smallest one they had.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 451,264
Posted By Elusion
Today on my way home from work, I was on the...

Today on my way home from work, I was on the exit/exchange ramp of a Highway. I had to dodge a bird, then braked as I carefully passed two other birds. The two other birds I passed were a Hawk (I...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-22-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,971
Posted By Elusion
I'm still contemplating ... ... but I think I...

I'm still contemplating ...
... but I think I might end up going for a 2nd Set of Wheels with Street tires on it and keep the other set with the 908's.

anyway, question is:
For the second set...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-17-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,366
Posted By Elusion
I don't think there is any ONE thing that causes...

I don't think there is any ONE thing that causes the wobble. I've done some internet searching and have found many Scientific papers on the subject. Here are a few:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-15-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,838
Posted By Elusion
So what has happened to the bike? Have you gotten...

So what has happened to the bike? Have you gotten it to run?
Forum: Orange Crush 01-12-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,366
Posted By Elusion
I've seen this answer before. Please forgive my...

I've seen this answer before. Please forgive my noob question: how do you slide the fork tubes down? Or can you point me to a thread that describes it?
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