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Forum: Canada Yesterday, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8,072
Views: 480,332
Posted By thumpididump
+1 I went a few years ago. Nothing but...

+1

I went a few years ago. Nothing but pirate costumes.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Yesterday, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9,230
Views: 2,875,447
Posted By thumpididump
True dat... Not many street legal carburetted...

True dat... Not many street legal carburetted bikes in the EU. Actually, none that I can think of. Emissions regulations.
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By thumpididump
Subscribed. Looking forward to reading your...

Subscribed.

Looking forward to reading your posts.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 131,255
Posted By thumpididump
+1 I received mine a couple of weeks ago. ...

+1

I received mine a couple of weeks ago. Quality is top shelf, and price was quite reasonable.
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15,515
Views: 1,580,554
Posted By thumpididump
Same here... baby powder inside the tire, and...

Same here... baby powder inside the tire, and applied to the new tube.

...and it makes my bike smell nice, too. :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 131,255
Posted By thumpididump
For about 15 minutes yesterday, I was the proud...

For about 15 minutes yesterday, I was the proud owner of two KTM's.

I dropped off my '06 Super Duke at the dealer as partial trade for my new '14 Enduro R...which I hope to ride home tomorrow as...
Forum: Canada 03-31-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8,072
Views: 480,332
Posted By thumpididump
:clap

:clap
Forum: Europe 03-31-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 70,869
Posted By thumpididump
Indeed. Gravel roads are better than nothing. ...

Indeed. Gravel roads are better than nothing. :thumb

My new KTM 690 has arrived at the local dealer. Just trying to sort out the license plate red tape and insurance. Hopefully I will have it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 131,255
Posted By thumpididump
I'm a diplomat and I plan to bring this bike back...

I'm a diplomat and I plan to bring this bike back to Canada when my posting is done in a couple of years. By ordering a CDN-spec bike, bringing it home will be a piece of cake. Spring weather has...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 131,255
Posted By thumpididump
My Canadian-spec 690 was delivered to the local...

My Canadian-spec 690 was delivered to the local dealer in Berlin today. Was surprised it was not in a crate -- pretty much fully assembled, with bubble wrap:

It will be several days before I get...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2,606
Views: 702,759
Posted By thumpididump
^ ^ ^ That is funny. <iframe...

^ ^ ^

That is funny.


<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/fPeyhiD7KYw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 131,255
Posted By thumpididump
Those look like nice heated grips. Unfortunate...

Those look like nice heated grips. Unfortunate they don't want to sell any outside of the US, though.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2,606
Views: 702,759
Posted By thumpididump
Without a doubt, that belongs in the WTF thread....

Without a doubt, that belongs in the WTF thread. :huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2,606
Views: 702,759
Posted By thumpididump
I thought this one was interesting: <iframe...

I thought this one was interesting:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Tcpmi-H1dtA?list=FL1JgayAF-IyFJolfpMZLgsQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2,606
Views: 702,759
Posted By thumpididump
I know what you mean. Normally, I hate it when...

I know what you mean. Normally, I hate it when people put music to motorcycle videos, but for some reason, that tune kept me watching through the entire video.
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15,515
Views: 1,580,554
Posted By thumpididump
I have a pair of Double Take mirrors. They tough...

I have a pair of Double Take mirrors. They tough and I do like them, but they still vibrate a bit which I find annoying. I also don't find they give the best view "behind" me, rather, a good view of...
Forum: Canada 03-17-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8,072
Views: 480,332
Posted By thumpididump
I've never bothered to balance a tube type dual...

I've never bothered to balance a tube type dual sport tire.

IMO, if it shakes, wobbles or vibrates, then it's probably because the tire isn't properly [evenly] seated on the rim. Take it apart and...
Forum: Canada 03-16-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8,072
Views: 480,332
Posted By thumpididump
How's the weather there today, Hosebag? Skating...

How's the weather there today, Hosebag? Skating on the canal? :lol3
Forum: Canada 03-16-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8,072
Views: 480,332
Posted By thumpididump
I definitely plan to ride all over southern...

I definitely plan to ride all over southern Germany. I spent 6 months in Lahr in '93. While I didn't have my own bike at the time, a buddy let me use his GPZ 550 on a number of occasions. Awesome...
Forum: Canada 03-16-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8,072
Views: 480,332
Posted By thumpididump
Some do, yes. I had a good experience with...

Some do, yes.

I had a good experience with the Honda dealer on Hunt Club with a tire I bought in the US. Reasonable price.
Forum: Canada 03-16-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8,072
Views: 480,332
Posted By thumpididump
Gheez, I sure am glad I've been able to skip...

Gheez, I sure am glad I've been able to skip winter in Ottawa this year. Seems it just won't let up, eh? Spring officially arrives in a few days, so maybe your luck will change.

Speaking of winter...
Forum: Canada 03-15-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8,072
Views: 480,332
Posted By thumpididump
Looks nice, Mike. :thumb

Looks nice, Mike.

:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 131,255
Posted By thumpididump
For the privilege of living in Germany, everyone...

For the privilege of living in Germany, everyone gets to pay 19% VAT tax on everything they buy.
Forum: Europe 03-13-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 839
Views: 70,869
Posted By thumpididump
I'm from Canada and I moved to Berlin last...

I'm from Canada and I moved to Berlin last summer. Which part of the city are you in? I'm in Wilmersdorf.

I've currently got a SuperDuke, but will soon be trading it in on a 2014 Enduro 690. I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 131,255
Posted By thumpididump
Mine will be 9,000 euros, which is about 15,000...

Mine will be 9,000 euros, which is about 15,000 USD (or 50,000 CAD :evil).

However, that price also includes a whopping 19% tax. The price tag (without taxes, of course) is pretty much the same...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 524,746
Posted By thumpididump
I once saw a KLR dude who had made a very...

I once saw a KLR dude who had made a very functional bracket/support for a pair of 1-litre MSR fuel bottles. He had one bracket on each side of the bike, mounted to the passenger pegs -- total 4...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 524,746
Posted By thumpididump
Well, true enough I suppose. I have used plastic...

Well, true enough I suppose. I have used plastic bags inside the Giant Loops and they work very well. I also have a couple of 20L silicone nylon stuff sacs that are excellent and these ensure your...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 524,746
Posted By thumpididump
For extra fuel, I'm planning to buy one of those...

For extra fuel, I'm planning to buy one of those fuel can supports that bolts onto the passenger foot peg.
http://www.bestrestproducts.com/c-114-pegpacker.aspx


For a trip lasting up to a week,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3,295
Views: 1,051,252
Posted By thumpididump
Here's mine :D ...

Here's mine :D

http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201312/ktm-690-enduro-r-7_600x0w.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 524,746
Posted By thumpididump
Now there's a creative way to do a little chain...

Now there's a creative way to do a little chain maintenance!
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 524,746
Posted By thumpididump
Just a heads up for anyone who might be looking...

Just a heads up for anyone who might be looking for a set of Wolfman side racks, RockyMountainATV still has 2 sets on hand. There were 3, but I just bought a set.

These are no longer being...
Forum: Canada 03-07-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8,072
Views: 480,332
Posted By thumpididump
I heard he gave up riding... KLR turned him off. ...

I heard he gave up riding... KLR turned him off. :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 131,255
Posted By thumpididump
Go back and start reading on page 33,...

Go back and start reading on page 33, specifically from post #488.

Basically, it sounds like pre-2014 aftermarket slip-ons will work, but only 1 of 2 bolt holes are used.

Also, go to page 29...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 15,515
Views: 1,580,554
Posted By thumpididump
RockyMountainATV FTW ! .

RockyMountainATV

FTW !

.
Forum: Canada 03-02-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8,072
Views: 480,332
Posted By thumpididump
Not trying to rub it in, but spring has arrived...

Not trying to rub it in, but spring has arrived in Berlin. Vroom, vroom!!!


http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh178/scoobinater/odds-n-ends/20140302_163756.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 131,255
Posted By thumpididump
But which is the best brand of oil to use for he...

But which is the best brand of oil to use for he break-in? :hide
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 131,255
Posted By thumpididump
:thumb Just be sure to keep the rubber side...

:thumb

Just be sure to keep the rubber side down.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-25-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2,187
Views: 482,569
Posted By thumpididump
I've been there. Maybe I'm wrong, but those...

I've been there. Maybe I'm wrong, but those photos look a lot like the ride up to Yankee Boy Basin, which isn't far from Engineer Pass -- but a few miles in the opposite direction from Ouray. Here's...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 881
Views: 101,812
Posted By thumpididump
As a cautionary measure, perhaps a Brita filter...

As a cautionary measure, perhaps a Brita filter could be mounted inside the airbox....as a sort of secondary filter. :D
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 1,257
Views: 190,728
Posted By thumpididump
Yikes !

Yikes !
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