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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-24-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By hewhohesit8s
My problem was with the rims. I ran over a rock...

My problem was with the rims. I ran over a rock and bent the front rim. The seal that covers the spokes nipples then would not keep the air in. I sent the wheel to Woody's who straightened the...
Forum: Canada 03-14-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,167
Posted By hewhohesit8s
pay to play

Just paid for the insurance here in Ont. on 4 bikes. You gatta pay to play. Insurance is never about value. You belong to a cohort (riders) who, on average, break shit. Doesn't have to be your...
Forum: Canada 03-01-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,352
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Dempster Aug '14

We did the Dempster last August. It was drizzling when we got up in Dawson, and I was all for waiting it out, but my partner, who hadn't read as much about the road as I had said, "how bad can it be...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-05-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,908
Posted By hewhohesit8s
hmmmm, ok thanks. my impression was that...

hmmmm, ok thanks.

my impression was that they (KTM) had a bad batch of seals, but it might be that they just have a batch of badly installed seals.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-05-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,908
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Innopertune leak in the front wheel

Like others, I had a wooble on the front wheel and mentioned it at the 1000km service. Then went out on a ride in some rougher roads and put a dent in the front wheel. When I went back to the dealer...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,863
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Through the Praries and onto the Alaska Highway

Not much to say about the prairies except that there appeared to be more oil and gas development going on in the northern parts than I had expected. That meant that what traffic there was tended to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,863
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Day 2 - to Winnipeg.

The thing about Canada in general and Ontario in particular is that it's BIG. 800 plus km and we were just in the Sault. It would take us another day to get to the Peg, our destination for day 2. ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,863
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Intro and day 1

Richard and I have been going on these August Adventures for seven years now, hence the imaginative title to the thread. Planning usually starts in the winter over a dinner and a few drinks. This...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,863
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Ted, you must be glued to the weather...

Ted, you must be glued to the weather forecast.... gets cold in them hills. Wish I were going back with you. Saw some roads there and thought, "Bet Ted goes down this road when he's here in Sep"
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,863
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Ha, funny you mention that.... just pulled this...

Ha, funny you mention that.... just pulled this from the humidor to go sit on the deck and enjoy some sun...
http://hewhohesit8s.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Trip-2014/i-2GfXMBt/0/M/IMG_6299-M.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,863
Posted By hewhohesit8s
So I took the 1190R and my buddy was on a Triumph...

So I took the 1190R and my buddy was on a Triumph Tiger 800XC. They performed really well except for a few minor niggles I'll get to later.

You're not going to like my answer, but the reason we...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,863
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Annual August Adventure - V7 Ontario to Inuvik

We just got back from our Annual August Adventure which this year took us to the Canadian north. Previous editions have seen us do the Trans lab, a few trans-continental trips, part of the trans...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-16-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 206,181
Posted By hewhohesit8s
When installing the Uni ...

So I installed the Uni on my 2014 R yesterday... I managed to turn a 90 min job into 6 hours. So I thought I would pass on a few installation tips.

1 - Make sure you disconnect the Quick...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,253
Posted By hewhohesit8s
loaded question, loaded answer

Anytime someone asks, "is it worth it?", it doesn't matter what the "it" is. Unless you specify all your variables - miles ridden, locations ridden, disposable income, size, intangibles - there can...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-11-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 228,329
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Soft Luggage

alongat - Here are the bags mounted but not packed... They hold all the camping gear in the left bag and everything else (other than tools) in the right bag. The Rotopac is held by a couple of ROX...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-10-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 228,329
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Why I went with Soft Luggage

Not a unique experience I'm sure, nor a revelation to most of you, but as I've learned from the collective, let me add my grain of salt. I had hard cases on my 990 for 3 years (45k km) with no...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-10-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 206,181
Posted By hewhohesit8s
No TSB in Canada yet

I talked to my dealer today and he checked the KTM site and my bike's VIN and there isn't a Service Bulletin (yet?) for the air box, so I'll be ordering the Uni before I head out on my trip to...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-21-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,924
Views: 612,081
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Cali - I used the recommended ROX 1 3/4" rise. ...

Cali - I used the recommended ROX 1 3/4" rise. No problems at all with the cables. Easy as pie to install.

Blue - The Zumo 550 is intended to be my main gps. It's hardwired to the Acc1 and...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-19-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,924
Views: 612,081
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Finally got the last bits

Setting up for a trip to Dawson in August. Opted for the Madstad screen, the Rox risers, and the Rockey Mountain bags. The wider pegs and the highway pegs are to accommodate my bad knees.
...
Forum: Canada 06-17-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,599
Views: 120,491
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Now I'm confused

Are we talking Bayfield or Puslinch?
Forum: Canada 06-17-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,599
Views: 120,491
Posted By hewhohesit8s
I'll be there

Haven't been in a while.
Forum: Canada 06-09-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By hewhohesit8s
what about the Canol rd between 1 and 4?

Looking for interesting roads on the way to Dawson in August. We'll be on 1190 R and Tiger 800XC with knobies. Wondering if that requires extended fuel range or if it can be done without the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-09-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,396
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Multi

I kept the Multi for touring on the road, for any dirt - the 1190 - R in my case, but even the ADV Standard would be way better in the dirt
Forum: Canada 06-06-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,071
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Bridge Toll

Twonie
Forum: Canada 04-25-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,378
Views: 95,223
Posted By hewhohesit8s
I just traded in a 2010 990Adv with 46k km for a...

I just traded in a 2010 990Adv with 46k km for a 2014 1190R. I took the 990 to the west coast and back twice. I only have 800km on the 1190, but it's all the smiles of the 990 and then some. It...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-05-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 136,447
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Awaiting for the consensus to emerge

:ear

I'm in the same boat. Need to find a solution. Had a CalSci on the 990. It was ok. Buddy has a Madstad on a Tiger 800XC he swears is the best add on. So I'm gonna stay tuned....
Forum: Canada 12-19-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,184
Posted By hewhohesit8s
We've had conservatives and I fear we will again...

We've had conservatives and I fear we will again at some point. But I suspect even our conservatives wouldn't allow the rape and pillage of the environment that you western folks appear to relish. ...
Forum: Canada 11-19-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,028
Posted By hewhohesit8s
I've had a lot of dealings with AVC and these...

I've had a lot of dealings with AVC and these have always been positive. Maybe the fact they are 15 min down the road is a factor. The bigger issue I have is that this forum is full of comments...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-15-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,169
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Fascinating thread

58 yo retired electrical engineer with an MBA a 28 yo daughter, a 25 yo son, and a 14 yo daughter.

I started riding at 12 on a Yamaha 50cc. Quit riding when I went to school, got married, had...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,813
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Chambersburg, PA – Kitchener, Ont.

The forecast was for crap weather up and down the east coast with thunderstorms possible Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We had hoped to continue on the TET for another day or two, but it now...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,813
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Windsgap, PA – Chambersburg PA

Maybe we had sensed that this was going to be our last day on the TET. We hadn’t planned it (or anything else) to be, we just wanted to get an early start and log some kilometers today. So we were...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,813
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Ploughskeepsie, NY – Windgap, PA

Having no intention to put ourselves through the gauntlet that is downtown Ploughkeepsie, I plotted the shortest way to rejoin the TAT and headed south out of town. With very little warning to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,813
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Lee, Mass - Ploughskeepsie, NY

The theme of this morning was backtracking. First we backtracked the 20 km to where we left off the TET yesterday. Then after an hour or so, we came to a point where the GPS wanted me to take a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,813
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Newfane – Lee, Mass.

We woke up to the sound of the waste management truck emptying the garbage, at 6:45. It hadn’t rained, but we were fogged in
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,813
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Woodsville – Newfane

We started our day at the Woodsville McD’s which appears to fill the role of local café. The place was filled with old-timers who didn’t seem to have ordered anything, but chatted and laughed the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,813
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Bethel – Woodsville

The day started the now ritual of checking the oil level in Richard’s bike. It was below half in the viewing window. We had a liter for just such an eventuality. With the steady hand of a surgeon,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,813
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Bar Harbor – Bethel

Continuing the tradition of finding a nice spot mid ride to meet our ladies, we spent 4 days in Bar Harbor (BH) at the BH Inn
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,813
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Camden – Millinocket

We get up and pack the bikes. Just as I finish tightening the straps around the Watershed and the Thermarest, I feel a few drops of rain. Ironic. We sat out yesterday bumming around Camden because...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,813
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Lubec – Camden

We headed out from the hotel without turning on the GPS. I was pretty sure I could find my way to 191, the coastal road that leads from the point. Wrong. I turned down Cedar road instead. Oh...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,813
Posted By hewhohesit8s
St. Andrews – Lubec, ME

We woke up to the sound of amplified static from our neighbour’s transistor radio at 6 am. Apparently the octogenarian who drove into the space next to ours last night felt that we, and the whole...
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