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Forum: Thumpers Today, 02:26 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 153,123
Posted By ramjet
I have a 2012 690 purchased new. $12,603.15 out...

I have a 2012 690 purchased new. $12,603.15 out the door. Added the Ti header and Akra exhaust, another $2343.00. Then a few other minor bits. I can ride it farther and faster than the XR650R it...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 12:09 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 40,652
Posted By ramjet
Absolutely! Plenty of fuel with just the fronts....

Absolutely! Plenty of fuel with just the fronts. I didn't pursue it because I didn't have access to machinery for fabrication nor 1/10 of your mechanical skill.
Forum: Thumpers Today, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21,760
Views: 2,620,587
Posted By ramjet
Sometimes it works better just to slide the...

Sometimes it works better just to slide the Mongolian under the bike. :1drink
Forum: Thumpers Today, 10:31 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 40,652
Posted By ramjet
Shortly after buying my 690 in 2012, I started...

Shortly after buying my 690 in 2012, I started checking into doing the same thing and found a a KTM shop that could do that. I gave them the part numbers for front and rear rally tanks and the said...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Today, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By ramjet
Yep. You're never on the clock when doing it...

Yep. You're never on the clock when doing it yourself. If any SF people know where Paul or Niall landed let me know.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21,760
Views: 2,620,587
Posted By ramjet
Got a link to you order source?

Got a link to you order source?
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:36 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 40,652
Posted By ramjet
Prepare the camera! Pics, pics pics!!

Prepare the camera! Pics, pics pics!!
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 40,652
Posted By ramjet
Now the sweating really begins.

Now the sweating really begins.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 40,652
Posted By ramjet
So all the Basel tanks are the same as the...

So all the Basel tanks are the same as the factory 450 but the fairing is outsourced? Is the new supplier fabricating carbon fiber or fiberglass?
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 40,652
Posted By ramjet
Why don't they package everything and have it...

Why don't they package everything and have it ready to go? It is a "kit", no?
It seems the parts trickle in and everything is put together piecemeal even though it appears they have several on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-25-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By ramjet
KTM Service/Mechanics Bay Area?

It seems things have changed significantly at Scuderia. Niall, Paul and I think Mark have all left. Any input on a another shop? :ear
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-25-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 9,283
Posted By ramjet
Dean, Please add me and another inmate to...

Dean,

Please add me and another inmate to the waiting list :deal :freaky.

Cheers!
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 89,974
Posted By ramjet
I would suggest some PHDS mounts and risers on...

I would suggest some PHDS mounts and risers on there for comfort also.
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 40,652
Posted By ramjet
Beefy! ...

Beefy!

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y230/rjcsplace/Misc/image.jpg1_zpsbloaxvvx.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 21,760
Views: 2,620,587
Posted By ramjet
The stock skidplate would be fine if it was...

The stock skidplate would be fine if it was bigger. The Hyde plate doesn't provide enough coverage either in my opinion. I have the Adventurespec plate too but it's too damn heavy and noisy.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 40,652
Posted By ramjet
Yes! I'll take one with the white tanks and one...

Yes! I'll take one with the white tanks and one with the white scarf. :D

Man, the way those tanks fit so perfectly around the frame-beautiful.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 40,652
Posted By ramjet
Tafella, that's like heroin to a drug addict. ...

Tafella, that's like heroin to a drug addict. Are you trying to kill us? :tb
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 40,652
Posted By ramjet
I have the Ti header and exhaust also and the...

I have the Ti header and exhaust also and the carbon fiber heatshields on my 2012. It is light as a feather and the heat is almost nonexistent. It's a thing of beauty, indeed.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 40,652
Posted By ramjet
Is it possible to get that exact Akra exhaust? I...

Is it possible to get that exact Akra exhaust? I believe Basel uses a different one entirely.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 138,748
Posted By ramjet
Saturday Ride

Pie Run! If any inmates want to join in-Heading down to Gizdich Ranch with WayoutThere this Saturday -3/21
Leaving Concord 9am. Route through Hecker Pass Road. Further sights to be determined.
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,527
Posted By ramjet
Some of the posts on the '14, '15 models seem to...

Some of the posts on the '14, '15 models seem to indicate lower gas mileage. On trips to Oregon and Colorado, my '12 was getting 50-55 mpg on slab and fireroads. It doesn't seem to burn oil at all....
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21,760
Views: 2,620,587
Posted By ramjet
:lol3. His truck is not the only thing "loaded"...

:lol3. His truck is not the only thing "loaded" with "herbs". :bubba I hear him saying KTM 390s at 4:18. Guy should be a regular on Sat. Night Live.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,527
Posted By ramjet
How many engines have they replaced on their 690s...

How many engines have they replaced on their 690s (if they have one) due to the conditions you describe? My take is, ignore hearsay and ride the hell out of it.
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 40,652
Posted By ramjet
Have some people around when the packages arrive....

Have some people around when the packages arrive. Don't want you to get hurt when you faint. :lol3
Question: Is the upper fairing fiberglass or carbon/kevlar?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 924
Posted By ramjet
So, Josh, Brad-plan on a small (:lol3) group of...

So, Josh, Brad-plan on a small (:lol3) group of us heading over sometime after tax day to hang out and drink/dine during regular hours. Since I don't ride after imbibing, is there a hotel or...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 138,748
Posted By ramjet
Ummm. Sorry I missed that one. Where we ridin'...

Ummm. Sorry I missed that one. Where we ridin' tomorrow? :wink:
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,026
Posted By ramjet
Roll me in Hobbes950. Things I love, lookouts...

Roll me in Hobbes950. Things I love, lookouts and antenna chasing... :rayof
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By ramjet
Fookin'-A, man! :clap I didn't think of that. A...

Fookin'-A, man! :clap I didn't think of that. A late dinner and Pi(e) for dessert! :dg
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 21,760
Views: 2,620,587
Posted By ramjet
Assuming one installs an inline filter in...

Assuming one installs an inline filter in addition to that in the tank, would it not reduce fuel pressure to the injector?
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 89,974
Posted By ramjet
Replacement Parts?

I've been considering the Basel kit but was wondering about the potential for replacement of the components in the event of a getoff. I would imagine they could get you hardware bits nut what about...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By ramjet
Pi Day

Today is officially Pi Day. 3/14/15 or 3.1415. So get on your motos and celebrate. Scoot down to Gizditch Ranch or bake a Pi(e). Have fun!

Oh, also. Einstein's birthday today. So all you...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 40,652
Posted By ramjet
That's downright bitchin'! But I'd wait on the...

That's downright bitchin'! But I'd wait on the extraneous details, Orangecicle, until you get the build done.
Cyborg is that lower tailight and plate holder part of the Basel kit?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-12-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 924
Posted By ramjet
I don't get it. We were always a good crew and...

I don't get it. We were always a good crew and W&T were the most considerate hosts in the community. Not like it was fuckin' Woodstock or something.
Shit!! :bluduh
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,946
Posted By ramjet
Break the bead with a boot, three regular spoons...

Break the bead with a boot, three regular spoons or irons and away you go. Ran them a good while through rocks, road, gravel, shale but haven't had a flat yet. No tire is going to stop a nail if...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-12-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 924
Posted By ramjet
We need a Rio Nido Roadhouse rally ride! :evil ...

We need a Rio Nido Roadhouse rally ride! :evil How 'bout a one day bash? :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21,760
Views: 2,620,587
Posted By ramjet
Works fine for me.

Works fine for me.
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,395
Posted By ramjet
Price is way too high in my opinion. I had a...

Price is way too high in my opinion. I had a 2001 that I had tricked out extensively. Paid 3800 for it several years ago sold it for the same price a few years later.
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 36,137
Posted By ramjet
I was so impressed by those magnificent photos, I...

I was so impressed by those magnificent photos, I immediately ran up and grabbed my camera. And threw it away. :cry
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 138,748
Posted By ramjet
Can't talk. Drinking. ...

Can't talk. Drinking.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y230/rjcsplace/image.jpg1_zps85jqrpia.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By ramjet
I ran the MT21 on my XR650R and keep them on the...

I ran the MT21 on my XR650R and keep them on the 690 because they are acceptable in mud, quite manageable in deep sand and maintain my confidence on wet slab. I don't mind falling in mud or sand but...
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