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Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 18,208
Posted By pburke
they take returns, no questions asked... :evil ...

they take returns, no questions asked... :evil just don't do it too often or you get "the letter" from them, revoking return privliges.

Aren't tents meant to withstand the abuse of a bike chain?...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8,023
Views: 3,129,201
Posted By pburke
to get full resolution for printing change the...

to get full resolution for printing change the URL and drop the /slide from each image

e.g. this one - it'll print nicer and works for all images - just right click on them for the properties and...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-11-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8,023
Views: 3,129,201
Posted By pburke
and here's my XT600 that followed the above bike...

and here's my XT600 that followed the above bike - bought it used from a guy who put 22k kilometers on it in 6 months. He had painted it white over the original blue - took me a while to get the bike...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-11-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8,023
Views: 3,129,201
Posted By pburke
just dug up pictures of my first few bikes -...

just dug up pictures of my first few bikes - starting with the first one, a 1983 XT500, slightly modded with the red frame by the time the pictures were taken in 1984 (I was about to trade her in for...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-01-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,497
Posted By pburke
here's how we got my stubborn right side insert...

here's how we got my stubborn right side insert out:

first heat
http://didnt.doit.wisc.edu/offroad/KTM/ktm950TechDay/1104_craig_gets_the_torch.jpg


then a long bolt into the insert with a...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-29-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,433
Posted By pburke
2004 S with a tall 609 fatbar, no change to brake...

2004 S with a tall 609 fatbar, no change to brake lines

http://didnt.doit.wisc.edu/offroad/ktm/go/ktm_scotts_web.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 10-15-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By pburke
CJ's part installed ...

CJ's part installed

http://didnt.doit.wisc.edu/offroad/KTM/go/ktm_akra_web.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-14-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4,222
Views: 632,796
Posted By pburke
2004 KTM 950 Adventure S

http://didnt.doit.wisc.edu/offroad/ktm/go/KTM_may2010a_web.jpg

located in Madison - rest of the story here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14010016#post14010016
Forum: Orange Crush 09-13-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,854
Posted By pburke
yup ...

yup

http://didnt.doit.wisc.edu/offroad/ktm/ktm950TechDay/TechDay%202009/slides/DSC_1132.JPG
Forum: Orange Crush 09-01-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 91,197
Posted By pburke
I'v been using a "BatteryTender" branded small...

I'v been using a "BatteryTender" branded small unit for a while until it died, before that I used a no-name 1 amp trickle/smart charger that I have used on other batteries very successfully for many...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-01-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 91,197
Posted By pburke
should be - heck, the walmart battery in my truck...

should be - heck, the walmart battery in my truck is now 7 years old and works great (for half the price of these toys) with less maintenance.

I use a trickle charger when the bike sits for more...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-01-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 91,197
Posted By pburke
user experience report - bought above battery in...

user experience report - bought above battery in March, used the bike very little but kept it charged and it always started up just fine. All was good in the battery department until the bike...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-28-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,706
Posted By pburke
it does run better without them, especially...

it does run better without them, especially engine braking is massively better without anything in there. Still, it goes on my nerves after a few hours of riding, so for now I have them plugged. I'll...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-25-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,706
Posted By pburke
just put them on my Akras after 2 years of no...

just put them on my Akras after 2 years of no inserts. Sounds very similar, but significantly quieter, plus I can finally tear down those forest roads legally. The noise of the open Akras was...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-23-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,153
Posted By pburke
building stuff offshore hasn't stopped Dodge from...

building stuff offshore hasn't stopped Dodge from flying the flag in their recent Challenger commerical - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMRMW1FXSHw

built in Ontario, Canada... LOL
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-27-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,066
Posted By pburke
don't know the color - always under wraps parked...

don't know the color - always under wraps parked outside. My bike is blue and orange :deal
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-27-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,066
Posted By pburke
no problem - I gotta go up that street and find...

no problem - I gotta go up that street and find out who owns that Strom then - always thought it was you :D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-27-2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,066
Posted By pburke
I think we live a few blocks apart - 748... you...

I think we live a few blocks apart - 748... you are just north of the Library, right?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-26-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,066
Posted By pburke
breakfast 9am it gets busy, 10 am it's pretty...

breakfast 9am it gets busy, 10 am it's pretty full in Pine Bluff, after that people come and go. Around noon, things start to shift more to Leyland.
Forum: Racing 04-26-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2,402
Views: 105,900
Posted By pburke
ever hear of a "pop-off valve?" standard in the...

ever hear of a "pop-off valve?" standard in the CART days, allowed them to control engine performance much better than in any other series where turbos were not used.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-26-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,066
Posted By pburke
I'll be there, not sure what time, but I have...

I'll be there, not sure what time, but I have nothing else to do that morning, so I should be at Pine Bluff around 9am. DSM - we could ride out together. What time works for you?
Forum: Face plant 04-09-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,138
Posted By pburke
it's a great deal for the insurance company,...

it's a great deal for the insurance company, because they most likely can deny paying any claims if the operator has no license. Free money. On the other hand, around here, I'd say 25% of the cars on...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-02-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,193
Posted By pburke
I have about all that stuff on my bike - if I had...

I have about all that stuff on my bike - if I had to buy the parts again, I'd start with the Rekluse
Forum: Orange Crush 04-02-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 91,197
Posted By pburke
I bought one of these last week, after having two...

I bought one of these last week, after having two OEM Yuasas die on me in 2.5 years. I figure if they only last that long anyway, why pay twice as much?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-01-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,350
Posted By pburke
Got the GPS loaded up with routes for tomorrow....

Got the GPS loaded up with routes for tomorrow. I'll try to get going before 9am so I can get to the area before noon. I've got to get back around 7-8pm the latest, so if time runs out, I'll probably...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-01-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,350
Posted By pburke
Saturday weather looks increasingly worse... ...

Saturday weather looks increasingly worse...

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Breezy, with a south wind between 11 and 16 mph.

Friday Night: Showers likely and possibly a...
Forum: Americas 04-01-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By pburke
Highway 41 - will take you all the way :D

Highway 41 - will take you all the way :D
Forum: Orange Crush 04-01-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,394
Posted By pburke
Porsche used to make farm tractors and it didn't...

Porsche used to make farm tractors and it didn't hurt them, they eventually figured out what they were good at :deal

http://www.141.com/vir2004/Porsche%20tractor.JPG
Forum: Orange Crush 03-31-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,484
Posted By pburke
32" on the tall 2004 "S" with the stock seat -...

32" on the tall 2004 "S" with the stock seat - about as high as I want it. Pushing the bike with your toes while sitting on it is barely possible, but I can keep it straight without having to slide...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-31-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By pburke
my bike vents everything to the atmosphere -...

my bike vents everything to the atmosphere - sometimes that's a little much, though... last fall I came back from a ride and pulled into the garage immediately. When my son opened the door there, it...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-31-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,544
Posted By pburke
here's one source I have been able to locate -...

here's one source I have been able to locate - but I am still running the regular Euro light, which is a huge upgrade from the US setup

http://www.cqlight.ca/
Forum: Orange Crush 03-31-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,844
Posted By pburke
Rekluse is the best thing I added to my bike....

Rekluse is the best thing I added to my bike. Would not want to ride it without it any longer, especially in the dirt. It adds a lot of confidence in the slow stuff until you get to the speed where...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-30-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By pburke
950s and 950 - same thing. there are no extra...

950s and 950 - same thing. there are no extra issues for the S version other than the higher seat.


there were a few recalls and service bulletins, so search the forum first and take notes so...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-30-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,350
Posted By pburke
a definite maybe :D dont' work on Friday and...

a definite maybe :D dont' work on Friday and kids are off to grandma's

The weather forecast on Thursday night will decide it for me:- if it stays as forecast now - chance of showers and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-13-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 179,671
Posted By pburke
you really want me to get the bike out early this...

you really want me to get the bike out early this year.... if my battery has any life left in it I may just go for a ride tomorrow.
Forum: Orange Crush 01-17-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 44,043
Posted By pburke
another way to do it ...

another way to do it

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=251309
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-28-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,312
Posted By pburke
IKEA - bring a trailer.

IKEA - bring a trailer.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 14,262
Posted By pburke
1. How long have you been riding? 27 years 2....

1. How long have you been riding? 27 years
2. Do you ride often? 2-3 times a week, 6 months of the year
3. Have you ever crashed a motorcycle? No (only down playing on dirt)
4. How many times have...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-09-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By pburke
The southern half of the state is pretty much all...

The southern half of the state is pretty much all private land, and there's hardly a gravel road (I found 1/2 mile in my county so far) until you head to the southwestern counties.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-09-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,377
Posted By pburke
I recall the hassles to get my XR650R plated (had...

I recall the hassles to get my XR650R plated (had to get a MN title to do it), but then if it has 4 wheels, they seem to title just about anything here;
...
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