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Forum: Orange Crush 11-24-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By DesertSurfer
Great insight!

Thanks for the info, and honest approach!
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 22,773
Posted By DesertSurfer
Another take...

Or merely enhances it for us. I don't feel guilt one bit for using a sleeping bag micro cot when I'm camping out on an adventure ride. I've embraced clever upgrades to my camping and traveling...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 46,331
Posted By DesertSurfer
Speaking as a veteran tv editor as well as a long...

Speaking as a veteran tv editor as well as a long time KTM 950 owner and Pyndon fan...

I'm really enjoying your R2P episodes. These catchy travelogues help transport me from a boring work lunch...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-23-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,015
Posted By DesertSurfer
From what I remember...

Several years of bikes ended up with the old style head nuts. If you have the old style remove and replace them.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-22-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,125
Posted By DesertSurfer
I've been toying with...

I've been thinking of converting to CF bashplate, yanking off my passenger peg mounts. And going single front brake just to squeeze every bit of weight out of it.

And at that point, ta hell with...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-22-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19,038
Views: 7,792,766
Posted By DesertSurfer
What he really wants...

He really wants a Crispi Blue sticker kit...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-22-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By DesertSurfer
Do you feel it under brakes at high speed on...

Do you feel it under brakes at high speed on pavement? Do you notice a bid difference in weight loss on the front end off road?

Is the SE Master a direct swap?
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 695,653
Posted By DesertSurfer
A day away from obsolete...

What if that Honda TA comes out at 375lb. and is a 1000cc twin? And at a cost of $11,990...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-20-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By DesertSurfer
Buy that Som Biatch!

6K miles is nothing...

Read the HOW ( Halls at Wisdom) and start making your to do list based on needs before wants. You may want to replace the fuel pump in a couple thousand miles. You can hear...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-20-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,125
Posted By DesertSurfer
SXV/ RXV so so close...

I hope Aprilia continues the development of the SXV/RXV bikes. They seemed so close to what the modern market craves. Their Dakar campaign seemed legit. I really thought they were going to set the...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-20-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,500
Posted By DesertSurfer
On another (exhaust) note...

Also, don't overlook the quality of the 2-1 midpipe you choose. Make sure your choice has a good flow test and smooth leading edges to the welds. CJ offers a nice option with a core refund.

And...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-18-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By DesertSurfer
'04 "S" Model

http://phx.smugmug.com/Other/Local/i-2dw6d3G/0/L/image-L.jpg

Most important mod...
CJ clear clutch cover ( bought on the Qwik group buy, Thx CJ and Qwik). Clutch basket bolt heads marked for...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-11-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19,038
Views: 7,792,766
Posted By DesertSurfer
Like watching a train wreck about to happen...

I tried to watch again... And I ended up viewing it like 10 more times... I didn't realize until a closer look it was also a hill climb... So even more tricky trying to get the burst of speed to...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-10-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By DesertSurfer
Good move!

That's a smart and timely upgrade! When finances allow, check out the bitchin Yosh pipe for your bike ( so you can loose that stock trash can).

And there's some inspiring ride reports of local...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 695,653
Posted By DesertSurfer
It has the potential of being an absolute blast...

For their time the early CB350 twin Scramblers... Then the SL350 twin... The Elsinores... The XR's... The XLV750... The Africa Twin and Transalp... These bikes were a blast and held up exceptionally...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-10-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19,038
Views: 7,792,766
Posted By DesertSurfer
I had to watch this video like 8 times in a row...

I had to watch this video like 8 times in a row to figure out how the hell you avoided going down. There's a ton of simultaneous technique going on there. Dabbing heel and toes in concert with the...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-10-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19,038
Views: 7,792,766
Posted By DesertSurfer
What an awesome photo, right there! I'm...

What an awesome photo, right there!

I'm always impressed and inspired by how you constantly push the envelope riding these big bikes.

Thanks and keep sharing!
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,578
Posted By DesertSurfer
What a trip...

I couldn't think of a better bike for the trip. Great choices all around! Thanks for the RR!
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-09-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,603
Posted By DesertSurfer
On an 1190?

That's gutsy. Did the TC help you on the steep descents? Did you wish you had lowered front sprocket? Any chance you could break down the experience of the ride with the 1190?
Forum: Orange Crush 11-08-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,027
Posted By DesertSurfer
Dealer survival...

Well, I'm glad I didn't choose selling bikes as a career... It's a tough business. Retail real estate rents are forcing changes and going away are the mom and pop shops. Plus the internet is driving...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-08-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19,038
Views: 7,792,766
Posted By DesertSurfer
KTM orange sunset over the Pacific

http://phx.smugmug.com/Other/Local/i-5SkNfdg/0/L/IMG_2269-L.jpg

A quick rundown to the beach for a surfcheck and to charge up the system. Late Indian Summer in Southern Cal.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-07-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 28,338
Posted By DesertSurfer
Back in the fold...

And more iterations to come...

This is going to be good...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-07-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,027
Posted By DesertSurfer
Enjoy the savings...

You obviously chose Del Amo for the deal. Face time is the only way to guarantee that "TLC" that you were hoping for. Those little loose ends are a byproduct of doing faceless long distance business....
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 29,009
Posted By DesertSurfer
Always spectacular Dave!

A beautiful reminder of how fortunate it is to live in... or just to visit... This beautiful state of California. Your compilation enforces that one should never pass up these opportunities...
Forum: Americas 11-03-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,494
Posted By DesertSurfer
Eek Weather...

We are at the change of the season so you'll have to follow the forecasts as it could be anything from low 60's to low 70's during the days depending Pacific system activity. I would expect mid to...
Forum: Americas 11-03-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,494
Posted By DesertSurfer
Some pics of the area...

The beach at K-37

http://phx.smugmug.com/Other/Baja-rides/i-bP2r645/0/L/image-L.jpg

Robert's Motel off the coast road and next to a nice walk beach. There's safe parking inside Robert's lot....
Forum: Americas 11-03-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,494
Posted By DesertSurfer
Both are Latin American... Wouldn't you know it.

My bad, I shouldn't have assumed you were from the Midwest of the US. Your post was just so innocent.Hehehe.

Well, if you speak Spanish you'll be able t navigate the experience much easier.

I...
Forum: Americas 11-03-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,494
Posted By DesertSurfer
Some Baja tips...

You'll need passport, driver's license and registration. You'll have to buy a Mexican Insurance policy. You can pre- buy your insurance online at Oscar Padilla Insurance.

You can exchange money at...
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 695,653
Posted By DesertSurfer
Even better cues then AT

I think what's more revealing and exciting is that Honda is referring to this new bike as a CRF and not an XR. That's the direction I want to see in a bigger dual sport. Keep the bike lean and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-02-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 612,052
Posted By DesertSurfer
Northern Lost Coast Baja, California

http://phx.smugmug.com/Other/Baja-rides/i-9xcbgpw/0/L/image-L.jpg
Forum: Beasts 10-31-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 695,653
Posted By DesertSurfer
Getting a little ahead of ourselves here...

You can bet there will only be one prototype CRF1000 at the EIMA. And it will be a mockup I figure... They probably want to yank some chains while they continue R&D on why the damn thing's using so...
Forum: Beasts 10-31-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 695,653
Posted By DesertSurfer
Not out of question...

JMo, you may be a Dakar goddess and all ( I've got much respect for you)... But two versions of a CRF1000 are very likely... One with more wheel and travel computer settings for touring.. I.E. Africa...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-28-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By DesertSurfer
Good stuff...

I like the vid. footage too.

Thanks!
Forum: Orange Crush 10-28-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,825
Posted By DesertSurfer
It's called a threesome...

Keep the 990 and buy the other two. You'd have an awesome stable that leaves no argument against.

But each bike will ultimately suffer it's share of perfection to inactivity.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-26-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,864
Posted By DesertSurfer
Great to hear you're doing fine...

Keep the mileage rolling!
Forum: Orange Crush 10-26-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By DesertSurfer
Shorter then a fat wallet...

I ordered new pipes when I bought it. At that time they had not ramped up production on them so it took 5 weeks. I was loving the bike already but the new pipes really opened things up. Made a huge...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-26-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,499
Posted By DesertSurfer
Buy where you live...

If you're gonna buy new, the most important thing to you for the sake of tossing away a couple thousand in immediate depreciation is

DEALER SUPPORT...

Buy from a good close reputable dealer who...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-26-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,673
Posted By DesertSurfer
No... Not the Kiska design...

I'm so glad KTM shitcanned Kiska's concept and actually had Meoni oversee the look of the 950 Adventure, also involving Acerbis who makes most of the plastic and panels. That's the reason the bike...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-25-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,673
Posted By DesertSurfer
The real collectors...

The real 950 collector bikes are Rally Replicas of the original team colors...
http://phx.smugmug.com/Other/Local/i-9GCvSVC/0/L/image-L.jpg

If you want to capture the true mystic of the 950s, ...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-25-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,777
Posted By DesertSurfer
Love the 19/17 recommend...

I love EdGear's 19/17 wheel set suggestion. Many rave at how well it transforms the street prowess of the 950/990s. I'm going to expand of this ides because it offers serious potential.

You can do...
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