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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-18-2015, 01:28 PM
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Posted By M N B
There's been some discussion of it on SBR. ...

There's been some discussion of it on SBR. There's a gotcha. Within 2 years the BLM has to create a plan... Well, the Secretary of the Interior (who runs the BLM). So, this bill sucks.

...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 09:29 AM
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Posted By M N B
In 2006, the frame changed significantly. I...

In 2006, the frame changed significantly. I seriously doubt the subframe would fit.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5,302
Views: 522,840
Posted By M N B
Roll Charts are so last century.

Roll Charts are so last century.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-02-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5,302
Views: 522,840
Posted By M N B
I've never been interested in riding the...

I've never been interested in riding the DustIron.

Riding the route, on a different weekend? Sure, someday.
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 02:45 PM
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Posted By M N B
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-26-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 1,390,460
Posted By M N B
It works for cell phones and is a common remedy...

It works for cell phones and is a common remedy when you get one wet.

The rice will absorb the moisture, although it takes a while - typically a day or two.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-26-2015, 08:31 AM
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Posted By M N B
No, because I said "formerly spotless." ...

No, because I said "formerly spotless." :deal
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-26-2015, 08:03 AM
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Posted By M N B
Rain is not distilled (ie: pure) water. It has...

Rain is not distilled (ie: pure) water. It has plenty of contaminants in it. Which is why, after a rain, your formerly spotless car has rain spots on it.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-24-2015, 06:12 PM
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Posted By M N B
That measurement will vary slightly based on the...

That measurement will vary slightly based on the model/brand of tires used. Even when the same size (since tires often aren't quite exactly the dimensions stated on the sidewall).

You can...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-24-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6,694
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Posted By M N B
When I ride in heavy rain, my brakes make a...

When I ride in heavy rain, my brakes make a similar sound. Goes away when they're dry, though.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-22-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6,694
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Posted By M N B
Do you have a center stand on the bike? It's...

Do you have a center stand on the bike? It's poorly designed and unless you have a very small foot, it gets in the way, especially if you move your toes on to the peg at a spirited pace. There's...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-21-2015, 06:11 PM
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Posted By M N B
At 34,000 miles your bike is only had one...

At 34,000 miles your bike is only had one service?

It should have had 600 miles, 7500 miles, 15000 miles, 22500 miles, 30000 miles.

There is no 34k service. Sounds to me like you are lax with...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-21-2015, 06:06 PM
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Posted By M N B
You can't really compare one mileage interval...

You can't really compare one mileage interval between two radically different bikes.

What was the 5000 mile and 10000 Mike service cost? Or the cost of the 7500 if it had one?
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 11:38 AM
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Posted By M N B
Pull the line off the gas cap, remove the...

Pull the line off the gas cap, remove the cannister. There's info in this thread no doubt on what do do with the hoses going to the cannister. My older 610 had an octopus of lines, but most bikes...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-20-2015, 09:19 PM
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Views: 522,840
Posted By M N B
Heya Woodsie! I was just up at MotoXotica...

Heya Woodsie!

I was just up at MotoXotica today picking up my 610.


I hope your rides have been many and merry of late. Haven't heard from ya in a long time!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-20-2015, 04:35 PM
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Views: 1,390,460
Posted By M N B
I've been quoted just under $700 for the 15k...

I've been quoted just under $700 for the 15k service. The extra $1100 must have been for quite a few extras that don't fall under regular maintenance.
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 07:47 AM
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Posted By M N B
There's a bunch of stuff on this search you don't...

There's a bunch of stuff on this search you don't want, but there's at least two exhausts for your TE there at reasonable prices (didn't check for the we gotcha shipping)
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-17-2015, 06:32 PM
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Views: 1,390,460
Posted By M N B
The 2015 model is all LED I hear... I wish my...

The 2015 model is all LED I hear... I wish my 2014 was. I don't like the high beam. It's not that bright and the yellow looks odd trying to fill in over the bright LED low beams.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2015, 05:57 PM
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Views: 522,840
Posted By M N B
I'd love to, but that's too short a notice to get...

I'd love to, but that's too short a notice to get 4 days off work, even though my boss totally owes me.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-17-2015, 10:08 AM
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Views: 1,390,460
Posted By M N B
The '13-14 models do not have an LED highbeam. ...

The '13-14 models do not have an LED highbeam. It's Halogen. Low beams are LED.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2015, 10:06 AM
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Views: 522,840
Posted By M N B
search backwards from the last page.

search backwards from the last page.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2015, 03:47 PM
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Views: 522,840
Posted By M N B
Sounds great, but I can't make it on Saturday,...

Sounds great, but I can't make it on Saturday, got stuff to do. Sunday is my ride day this weekend.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-11-2015, 09:28 AM
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Posted By M N B
When he said he thought it looked good, I figured...

When he said he thought it looked good, I figured I'd explain why I think it doesn't. Putting down reasons why should be better than just saying you don't like the looks, but whatever.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-11-2015, 09:25 AM
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Posted By M N B
To be honest, if I had one,I bet I'd enjoy it a...

To be honest, if I had one,I bet I'd enjoy it a lot.

There really aren't many bad bikes and these days, if you have an open mind, if it's got two wheel, you can have a good time on it. Perhaps...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-10-2015, 07:16 PM
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Posted By M N B
This design is classic KTM. Austrians have...

This design is classic KTM. Austrians have little talent in the design area as most KTM bikes proudly demonstrate.

Here's what's weak with this design:

Logo has no contrast with body color....
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 05:24 PM
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Posted By M N B
The Husaberg's for the last few years before they...

The Husaberg's for the last few years before they were shut down were just rebadged KTMs. KTM bought Husky for a brand name with better recognition and history than Husaberg, but still plans on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 02:07 PM
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Posted By M N B
Even though in very recent years, the X-Lites...

Even though in very recent years, the X-Lites beat the KTMs in the World Enduro Championship three times.

Given that, it sounds to me like there was an asset worth at least scavenging for some...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 09:50 AM
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Posted By M N B
They've always ordered stuff for me at comparable...

They've always ordered stuff for me at comparable prices. /shrug
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 11:01 PM
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Posted By M N B
http://www.motoxotica.com Great shop. Dan...

http://www.motoxotica.com

Great shop. Dan and Ann are good people.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-08-2015, 11:09 PM
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Views: 1,390,460
Posted By M N B
At 44lbs more with the same hp and only 5 more...

At 44lbs more with the same hp and only 5 more torque fl lbs, I think you're beloved orange tank will be eating Italian dust. Not to mention being butt ugly, too.
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 635
Views: 135,435
Posted By M N B
What is a rot spark? I said it fires...

What is a rot spark?

I said it fires...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-07-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 1,390,460
Posted By M N B
I rode east coast to west in October on my 2014...

I rode east coast to west in October on my 2014 PP. 5 or 6 days of rain. 4 of them with a heavy cross wind. The front brakes have a very weird feel when soaked. Obviously, be careful with braking...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 635
Views: 135,435
Posted By M N B
I replaced the breather hoses. The boot between...

I replaced the breather hoses. The boot between the airbox and the carb was cracking, so I replaced that too. I also took the time to put a new main petcock on the bike since the PO jb welded over...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 10:06 PM
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Posted By M N B
I've been replacing breather hoses on my Del'Orto...

I've been replacing breather hoses on my Del'Orto carb'd 2003 TE610. The boot between the airbox and the carb was cracking, so I replaced that too. I also took the time to put a new main petcock on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 37,730
Posted By M N B
I don't know what the factory in Munich put in...

I don't know what the factory in Munich put in mine in 2008, but the shop has always put BMW Synthetic in it, from the 600 mile service onwards.

The tranny had problems unrelated to lubrication...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-05-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 1,390,460
Posted By M N B
poor routing and likely weak seals are what I'd...

poor routing and likely weak seals are what I'd guess as the primary cause.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-04-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 1,390,460
Posted By M N B
Probably normal from what you describe. ...

Probably normal from what you describe.

There are stories of a rear brake that couldn't hold the bike on a hill.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-04-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 1,390,460
Posted By M N B
Does the rear brake work properly? If so, will...

Does the rear brake work properly? If so, will it work properly in 3 months without frequent rebleeds?

They'll probably lie and say it does.

I don't get how a manufacturer known for high...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-02-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 1,390,460
Posted By M N B
I was offered a 4 year, but it started...

I was offered a 4 year, but it started immediately, so it was really only a two year.

I declined. I haven't found a place to get an ext'd warranty after the fact yet.
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26,999
Views: 3,919,665
Posted By M N B
Airbox reinstallation problems

EDIT:
The trick is to remove the battery from the airbox. Probably won't be an issue once this Odyssey dies and I put an EarthX in.

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I had to replace vent hoses and noticed...
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