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Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 31,230
Posted By Umarth
What? A non-orange blooded person is reading my...

What? A non-orange blooded person is reading my RR!!!! Heresy!!!

Glad you enjoy.

Cheers
-J
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,652
Posted By Umarth
laptop in tablet disguise

Microsoft Surface pro.

Just got back from 10 months on the road to ushuaia.
Had soft luggage as i go off road (not gravel, off road) when ever i can. The tablet was in the side bags And the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 48,047
Posted By Umarth
Hey Gunner, I'll be doing this very same...

Hey Gunner,

I'll be doing this very same rebuild shortly so muchas gracias for this thread!

Question: on the pic, the bittom cylinder head gasket looks liquid. Whats up with that?

...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 31,230
Posted By Umarth
i admit that taking pics of the bike kind of got...

i admit that taking pics of the bike kind of got boring after a while. But every once in a while, a good shot come in...

Whats next? I'm thinking home for a year. Then Africa. But the next leg...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 31,230
Posted By Umarth
how do you get pics to get on the front page...

how do you get pics to get on the front page anyway?
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 31,230
Posted By Umarth
pretty much all of latin america has some amazing...

pretty much all of latin america has some amazing riding. With Peru being at the top for me.

Patagonia now, temperatures vary greatly. At the moment, from 15ish to 5ish celcius with dips here...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 31,230
Posted By Umarth
i know, i'm much less assiduous in posting...

i know, i'm much less assiduous in posting updates as i was at the start. Lazy bastard that I am! :)

as for the fender, just wait till the next update...

Ps: you inly have one front...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 31,230
Posted By Umarth
if you want the pics in slightly larger size, you...

if you want the pics in slightly larger size, you can go to this address:
http://gnarlyrides.smugmug.com/Travel/BigOTripping/

The pics are only 1600px wide though. If you see some that you...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 31,230
Posted By Umarth
thanks mate. Next would be Buenos Aires...

thanks mate.

Next would be Buenos Aires and then spend a few months in Brazil for some R&R on a beach practicing Capoeira.
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 31,230
Posted By Umarth
I'd say i'm senior 'tie-wrap' while Bruno is more...

I'd say i'm senior 'tie-wrap' while Bruno is more of a Jr... :D
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 31,230
Posted By Umarth
The end of the road. The southern road.

<strong>Days on trip: 235</strong>

<img src="http://gnarlyrides.smugmug.com/Travel/Maps/i-zJjX4Xs/0/L/route%20-%20ushuaia-L.png" />


With Bruno and Big Red gone, first the first time of the...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-10-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 940
Views: 264,950
Posted By Umarth
Nooooooooooo!

I was going to be the first APORMC member to get one!!! :ddog

Nothing left to do but go out in the woods and commit suicide!

To much effort, guess I'll just trek to my fridge instead and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Umarth
Excellent news!! thanks!

Excellent news!!

thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Umarth
Anyone?

Anyone?
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 31,230
Posted By Umarth
Bucket list getting shorter

Days: 223

<img src="http://gnarlyrides.smugmug.com/Travel/Maps/i-k4RqL7q/0/L/route%20-%20glaciers-L.png" />

Now that Torres del Paine has been&nbsp;checked off the bucket list, it's time for...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Umarth
ktm 690 'sub-frame' question...

On and off considering swapping my current ride, 640adv, for a 690 for the next leg of my rtw trip. One of the things thats bugging me is the plastic tank acting as a sub-frame.

And then...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 31,230
Posted By Umarth
This one is all about the pictures...

Days: 215

http://gnarlyrides.smugmug.com/Travel/Maps/i-KVcbZNZ/0/M/route%20-%20torres%20del%20paine-XL.png


With Bruno's swift recovery from being savagely attacked by Big Red, we where...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 31,230
Posted By Umarth
Finally, fabled land of Patagonia!

<img src="http://gnarlyrides.smugmug.com/Travel/Maps/i-4d4WRwD/0/XL/Route%20-%20Patagonia%20prt%201-XL.png" /></div>

Days: 211


Big O being once again trail worthy, I entered into a mad rush...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,447
Posted By Umarth
Hi Gunner, The coolant level was fine....

Hi Gunner,

The coolant level was fine. Actually hasn't taken a drop since i changed the cap back in California.

The busted piston ring was my initial fear. But yes, it is pulling hard like...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,447
Posted By Umarth
could this be the culprit??

One of the very first questions that I was asked was if the engine was running hot. At the time I didn't think so but after today, i'm not so sure.

So, riding up to la Mision region today, air...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-04-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,037
Posted By Umarth
Why? Well to compete with the 1200gs that's full...

Why? Well to compete with the 1200gs that's full of electronic goodies of course. It's cute to see how, when reading bike reviews, the electronic packages are a criteria in judging which bike is...
Forum: Latin America 03-03-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By Umarth
threebond liquid gasket in Buenos Aires?

My rocker cover is leaking oil again and i need a new tube of threebond 1211 liquid gasket.

Anyone know where i can find that in Buenos Aires (the capital, not the province ;) )..
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,447
Posted By Umarth
hondabond also. I'll try to locate some...

hondabond also.

I'll try to locate some 1211...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,447
Posted By Umarth
the slide was only showing minor signs of wear....

the slide was only showing minor signs of wear. But the slider guide was passed the wear index marks. Not by much but still. Replace both.

As for oil consumption. I would love to know but i got...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,447
Posted By Umarth
chain is fine. But i know what you mean. A few...

chain is fine. But i know what you mean. A few thousand clicks back i got that sound from the chain. Was about to die, every 100km needed to re'adjust it. But this sound different.
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,447
Posted By Umarth
- rubber diaphragm was fine - yup, little fuel...

- rubber diaphragm was fine
- yup, little fuel filter was clean
- fuel lines are new and free of cracks/kinks
- did not open fuel pump, but did check vacuum line to it.

Did not check...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,447
Posted By Umarth
Update

An unexpected issue i've had to deal with in Patagonia is the ever present wind in an arid environment: their is sand in the air about 90% of the time. At first you would think the only potential...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,447
Posted By Umarth
an interloode

I'm taking a break from worrying about the bike today!
But I'll check all your suggestions tomorrow hopefully.

Thanks for the ideas...
-J
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 31,230
Posted By Umarth
I'll admit that the copper canyon one was the one...

I'll admit that the copper canyon one was the one i had the most fun writing up. But don't think I'll try hat trick again as I already have an angry mob back home who r waiting my return for a good...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 31,230
Posted By Umarth
No worries mate! Just when in Patagonia, there is...

No worries mate! Just when in Patagonia, there is SOOOO much better to do than sitting in front computer reminiscing on days past! :p

I'll try to do Patagonia faster! :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 31,230
Posted By Umarth
Hahaha, been getting a lot of msgs like that one...

Hahaha, been getting a lot of msgs like that one from back home. People are starting to think I' dead in a ditch somewhere! :p
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 31,230
Posted By Umarth
Like a kid waiting for x-mas

When: dec 17th - jan 5th

<img src="http://gnarlyrides.smugmug.com/Travel/Maps/i-Xbn925m/0/L/route%20-%20chile-L.png">

From Peru, we had two options: head into Bolivia and then Chile or hit...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,447
Posted By Umarth
thanks, i forgot to mention that i also tested...

thanks, i forgot to mention that i also tested with the lo-octane/ignition retard. There was no noticeable change.
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,447
Posted By Umarth
LC4 making a worrisome noise, any ideas?

Hi all,

On a trip down and up the Americas on a 2006 640adventure. The bike is just about clocking 100,000km at the moment.

A few days ago it developed a new sound that i really don't like. I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By Umarth
thought of that but would have meant loosing...

thought of that but would have meant loosing brake fluid and had none to refill with.

As for the brake line, its a good 5 inches away from the wheel and mud self limits to about an inch at...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By Umarth
Well, it's a hard 'trip'... :rofl And...

Well, it's a hard 'trip'... :rofl

And does that mean that you would think twice before lending me one of your bikes? hahaha

And, might I remind you, i'm not the only one that hard on MY...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By Umarth
I'm not to broken up about it considering the...

I'm not to broken up about it considering the megalomaniac laugh I got out when it was all done and a looked and the bike's new 'look'! Lol
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By Umarth
640 Adv - trail side high fender conversion...

Before leaving on my current trip I'd thought about doing a high fender conversion as the 640's front fender ride about an inch above the wheel. But, like many other things, never got around to doing...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 31,230
Posted By Umarth
shit! Had not thought of that! Guess i'm gonna...

shit! Had not thought of that! Guess i'm gonna have to cut my trip short!!

actually, o might be coming back in june, for a year then jump of again. Was wondering if the Dacar race is this...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 31,230
Posted By Umarth
as my TWO pairs of pants can attest! :(

as my TWO pairs of pants can attest! :(
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