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Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By DrKayak
Totally agree... I have commuted in Sac for 4-5...

Totally agree... I have commuted in Sac for 4-5 years.. I have thrown out 2 mesh jackets... too cold on the way to work and too hot on the way home... Just got a real nice RevIt, mostly white mesh...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By DrKayak
My voltage tested fine in the garage. You could...

My voltage tested fine in the garage. You could rev it will stable voltage, the RR would get hot as hell but still stable.. Only out on a ride would it get the wild voltage fluctuations. So, I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 894
Posted By DrKayak
Yep, 50 sates bikes now on the EXC.. they all run...

Yep, 50 sates bikes now on the EXC.. they all run as bad as the CA bikes :lol3

Been there talking to the dealers on my 690. So I went with an older model I could remap myself.

A buddy sent his...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 34,455
Posted By DrKayak
The retail on a 15 is $7k.. $900 cheaper than a...

The retail on a 15 is $7k.. $900 cheaper than a KTM250xcw.

I was quoted just under $8,000k OTD for the X-trainer. I found a leftover 2014 250XCW for $7,000 OTD.. could not pass on it.. at full...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,022
Posted By DrKayak
I have successfully run the Shorai in my 450exc...

I have successfully run the Shorai in my 450exc for 3 years. After killing the first one I learned to put it on the dedicated Shorai charger after each ride. If the bike does not put out close to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By DrKayak
Are you still running the stock...

Are you still running the stock regulator/rectifier? I have a voltmeter wired in and never saw stable voltages, always saw fluctuations from 14+ to 12+ volts, never gave it much thought... till it...
Forum: Trials 06-15-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,116
Posted By DrKayak
Sub $10 jet ski one from Ebay. Retained the OE...

Sub $10 jet ski one from Ebay. Retained the OE kill switch and carry and extra "key" in my tool kit. Plenty of reach to wipe your face with your left hand...

http://i.imgur.com/xCByMok.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-11-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,313
Posted By DrKayak
Sounds like a fun trip. Take the 45mph speed...

Sounds like a fun trip. Take the 45mph speed limit serious in the park. The place is crawling with LEO rangers in search of revenue. They don't give you "10 over the limit" like CHP will on the...
Forum: Trials 06-09-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,050
Posted By DrKayak
I have run 2 of the Wolfman bottle holster on the...

I have run 2 of the Wolfman bottle holster on the front number plate, vertically strapped around the fork tubes. with good success.

Or If you want to do it right get a newer Beta with the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-04-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By DrKayak
Be warned ---- no way you can run Windows and...

Be warned ---- no way you can run Windows and Basecamp on 16GB... tried it.. and Basecamp will not install on D drive/SD card (unless you know some hack that I do not).

My try also taught me that...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-02-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2,035
Views: 155,092
Posted By DrKayak
Was wondering if you are planning on leading paid...

Was wondering if you are planning on leading paid DS rides thru our trails or "trail maintenance" to pacify crux sections so you customers will not feel inadequate?

I hear you upset some...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-28-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 614
Posted By DrKayak
Sounds like you are misinformed. OHV area is the...

Sounds like you are misinformed. OHV area is the definition of "no plate required". You need a OHV sticker which has rules.

What you may be thinking of, if you venture outside the OHV area in the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-21-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By DrKayak
REI Sale? That's almost half off. Great deal. I...

REI Sale? That's almost half off. Great deal. I love mine. It's a very current mode with a fast processor and GPS and GLONASS satellite tracking. The extra satellite set is a huge benefit in the deep...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23,305
Views: 2,952,637
Posted By DrKayak
SAS Removal

When removing the SAS is there a reason to not use a block off plate and remove both hoses to the valve cover? The one write up I found showed just removing the hose to the SAS valve and leaving the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23,305
Views: 2,952,637
Posted By DrKayak
First Valve check

I have a 2011 690e just turned 3,000 miles. (PO did not ride it at all).

Was going to check the valves and saw the manual says 4,500 miles.


Check now or wait?


Bike runs perfect no...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,279
Posted By DrKayak
I had a 07 610 and that engine had issues with...

I had a 07 610 and that engine had issues with eating cam chains. Replacement at 3,000 miles was not uncommon.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2,035
Views: 155,092
Posted By DrKayak
King Fire zone - PoHo Ridge to Mosquito

King Fire Zone is 100% open according to Placerville FS. Scouted a route from Forbay Road to Mosquito.

Head of Slab Creek Res. Spotty runs up the north shore of the lake.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,423
Posted By DrKayak
Yep, taking top-end. Saw one guy had 20,000 on...

Yep, taking top-end. Saw one guy had 20,000 on one mostly street. :clap

I'm at 200 hours and no plans to even do a compression test till 300 hours. Bike runs better and quieter now than when new.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,423
Posted By DrKayak
No the bike won't die a sudden death... but... an...

No the bike won't die a sudden death... but... an RFS engine has a limited life between rebuilds. My research came up with 12,000 miles as very optimistic before a rebuild. Guess some have gone...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By DrKayak
No, not like to cold wind off the ocean. In the...

No, not like to cold wind off the ocean. In the Sierra it's all about weather fronts passing thru. If you get stable high pressure over the whole area you have great weather. If you get low pressure...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,064
Posted By DrKayak
That's the official line. I got same story from...

That's the official line. I got same story from local NorCal KTM dealers over the phone. It's the only legal thing they can say. Right? The 690 is more of a street bike than dirt. No one is going to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-05-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2,035
Views: 155,092
Posted By DrKayak
Internet stock photo..I do remember the signs and...

Internet stock photo..I do remember the signs and remember riding my own line (right sneak route). The BMW dude followed you and it cost him a mirror. :eek1

Love the tunnel art work....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-04-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2,035
Views: 155,092
Posted By DrKayak
Not sure what the signs imply :rofl ...

Not sure what the signs imply :rofl

http://i.imgur.com/YPZ9LVS.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-22-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2,035
Views: 155,092
Posted By DrKayak
Unless they have a trials bike. :evil

Unless they have a trials bike. :evil
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-22-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,261
Posted By DrKayak
Even still, to get a red sticker the bike has to...

Even still, to get a red sticker the bike has to be approved by CARB. Simple process apparently for red sticker level approval. But each bike model each year has to be submitted. For example an 06...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-22-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,261
Posted By DrKayak
I got schooled big time last year trying to get a...

I got schooled big time last year trying to get a red sticker for a Beta trials bike that was never CARB approved for import into CA. I was equipped with a reissued MSO from Beta and a "creative"...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23,305
Views: 2,952,637
Posted By DrKayak
Thanks, ground look perfect. Found the output...

Thanks, ground look perfect. Found the output red/white wire plug from the rectifier mostly unplugged. zip-tied way too tight from the factory. Bet that was it.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23,305
Views: 2,952,637
Posted By DrKayak
Random voltage drops - after water crossing

Good quality voltmeter wired directly to the battery. Seeing random drops to 12v then back to normal only when riding. Voltage stable at idle or higher RMPs in neutral.

Is this a symptom of the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,643
Posted By DrKayak
http://i.imgur.com/RqGB3.jpg ...

http://i.imgur.com/RqGB3.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/kfJzh7W.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,116
Posted By DrKayak
Yep, First Divide.

Yep, First Divide.
Forum: 2 smokers 03-25-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Posted By DrKayak
If you want a shop manual with torque specs. Go...

If you want a shop manual with torque specs. Go to the Beta site and download the Evo 2T manual. It's basically the same engine with a newer carb.

I would not recommend putting any money into a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By DrKayak
No..... I have sold 3 used Garmin GPS on EBay. no...

No..... I have sold 3 used Garmin GPS on EBay. no problems.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,116
Posted By DrKayak
450exc -- http://i.imgur.com/mODvOD3.jpg ...

450exc --

http://i.imgur.com/mODvOD3.jpg

Downieville trails are hard to beat. Looking forward to riding more of it. :clap

http://i.imgur.com/azRBxYL.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/48EVLnS.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,046
Posted By DrKayak
Oil consumption is a "known issue" on the 2012...

Oil consumption is a "known issue" on the 2012 and up 690cc bikes. Not wide spread but several bikes have had the issue. When reported under warranty KTM has the owner switch back to break-in oil and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-18-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,116
Posted By DrKayak
I would like to join the ride.

I would like to join the ride.
Forum: Trials 02-26-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 25,318
Posted By DrKayak
Sustain low speed climbs. Climbing out of a...

Sustain low speed climbs. Climbing out of a 1,500ft deep canyon on slow technical terrain. Bike is under constant load for a long time but far from wide open.

Still, the needle or main could be...
Forum: Trials 02-26-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 25,318
Posted By DrKayak
Back to the 48pj? Out on the screw = leaner.....

Back to the 48pj? Out on the screw = leaner.. right?

I'm trying to keep it on the rich side to protect form overheating on long hill climbs.

For me the Rev3 and Techno were easier to get a...
Forum: Trials 02-25-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 25,318
Posted By DrKayak
What's the max turns out on the idle mixture...

What's the max turns out on the idle mixture screw? I'm running a 50 PJ and it idles better the farther out you go on the screw. Already lost one screw/spring... guess I had it turned out too far....
Forum: Vendors 02-12-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 16,184
Posted By DrKayak
Excellent report J... Makes me want to retire my...

Excellent report J... Makes me want to retire my MT-21 rear early and mount up the Mountain Hybrid.

Trail looks killer too..
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 69,208
Posted By DrKayak
The 690 is a "50 states" bike. The CA model is no...

The 690 is a "50 states" bike. The CA model is no different. The 2015 just has to be validated by CARB before it can be shipped to CA.
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