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Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 11:50 AM
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Posted By motoged
Neda, Words fall short at times like these....

Neda,
Words fall short at times like these. Your mother will be with you whenever you think of her...blend the tears with a smile when you can.

Ged
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
One adventure bike + two happy adventurers = two...

One adventure bike + two happy adventurers = two sore bums :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/cat2000/2014%20sum/IMG_6879.jpg

They will have some stories to tell at the end of the TAT...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
My experience with MT21 fronts on the 690 and...

My experience with MT21 fronts on the 690 and other bikes is that they wear like that....NOT a good thing. So, I don't buy them anymore.
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 1,111,948
Posted By motoged
Gene, Your last post has some of your better...

Gene,
Your last post has some of your better witticisms....and you are good at all of them.

And thanks for letting us know where to find James Brown's head:
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
[QUOTE=seeking;24605364]I know this will be a...

[QUOTE=seeking;24605364]I know this will be a vague question, but when I'm riding on my bike I often hear a clicking noise that seem's to be coming from the rear left of the bike, could it just be...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
....that reminds me of that time with the...

....that reminds me of that time with the twins.....:raabia ..... :bubba
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
Geezuz....are you joking???? That scares me ...

Geezuz....are you joking???? That scares me :huh :eek1
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 07-03-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By motoged
San Evaristo to Ciudad Constitucion, Baja Tracks wanted, please.

Riders,,
I am looking for GPS tracks from San Evaristo to Ciudad Constitucion for a solo 690 ride January, 2015.

Thanks .
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 07-03-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 137
Posted By motoged
La PAz, Baja through San Evaristo to Ciudad Constitucion

Riders,,
I am looking for GPS tracks from San Evaristo to Ciudad Constitucion for a solo 690 ride January, 2015.

Thanks .
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
"Can we review which dot goes where? First, if...

"Can we review which dot goes where?
First, if the tire has a red dot, ignore the yellow dot.
Then, if you have a steel wheel, look for the low point
dimple on the wheel, and mount the tire with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18,024
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Posted By motoged
Bunch of hooligans......:rofl

Bunch of hooligans......:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18,024
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Posted By motoged
Yeah....I would want BALLS!!! if I had a short...

Yeah....I would want BALLS!!! if I had a short lever too...:rofl


Why not cut the stock lever and craft some JB Weld into a ball on the end.

I used plasticene once to make a mould for JB'ing a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
BigDog, Next time try the MotoZ Desert...

BigDog,
Next time try the MotoZ Desert Tractionator HT....better mileage:clap
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
Q, Circlip???? Do you mean hoseclamp???? ...

Q,
Circlip???? Do you mean hoseclamp????

Or what????


TIA :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
My suspension guy said the 690 fork springs are...

My suspension guy said the 690 fork springs are stiffer than those on the 950/990.....go figure....:eek1
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18,024
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Posted By motoged
J, So is that the part # for the 950 rear rotor...

J,
So is that the part # for the 950 rear rotor that fits the 690???

Just to clear up unclear references.....
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18,024
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Posted By motoged
PG, Stock mirrors will shake off before too...

PG,
Stock mirrors will shake off before too long....best mirrors are:

DoubleTake:

http://www.doubletakemirror.com/images/assemblies/150/components.jpg


http://www.doubletakemirror.com/
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
Noah, Hey, buddy.....you grease this thread...

Noah,
Hey, buddy.....you grease this thread with great bike info :deal :clap:clap

...and your ride report thread with your great adventure. :freaky

Keep on truckin'
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18,024
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Posted By motoged
https://www.denniskirk.com/dk/product_images/07/12...

https://www.denniskirk.com/dk/product_images/07/1200pix/07060200.jpg

Yep, correct part :deal :clap

One word (well, okay, more than one) of caution:

When disconnecting/reconnecting these, be...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
Bad idea.....gas cools the fuel pump.....No...

Bad idea.....gas cools the fuel pump.....No coolant=fried pump
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
I like TKC80's for mostly paved roads and some...

I like TKC80's for mostly paved roads and some gravel....whimpy sidewalls though....

MT21's wear funny (cupping and uneven wear on knobs about 1/2 way through life of tire)....I would prefer Mitas...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
I like the XCMH front when doing primarily...

I like the XCMH front when doing primarily off-road "dualing" ....Mitas C23 for 50/50 riding.....never tried the XCMH rear.
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
Nick, I take them off before I should (and...

Nick,

I take them off before I should (and keep for spare w/ 1/2 - 1/3 tread remaining) after about 2500 kms. Terrain and speed are deciding factors....I would think 5000 kms is possible....

I...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 1,111,948
Posted By motoged
Gene, There is just something WRONG about...

Gene,
There is just something WRONG about eating with proctologist gloves...:huh


http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-bCd3dZd/0/L/DSC_1108-L.jpg

....glad you are feeling...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
Tars.... MotoZ HT does come in 140/18.....I...

Tars....

MotoZ HT does come in 140/18.....I am into my third and it is my tire of choice for rear... Scorpion Pro was OK , but less life ...

The 130/18 has slightly smaller blocks....have one...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
Fork Skins / Seal Savers

Riders,
Looking for opinions and recommendations regarding neoprene fork tube covers to reduce grit getting into fork seals.

I have Googled the issue a lot :deal and am looking for intel from...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 1,111,948
Posted By motoged
Hey, as long as she is killing Nazis, it's all...

Hey, as long as she is killing Nazis, it's all good......:D
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
This is standard (that dirt is in front section...

This is standard (that dirt is in front section of filter more than rear section [ round or square foam filter]).

A bit of oil is too (over saturation).

I used No Toil treatment for foam...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,243
Posted By motoged
Chris, Great pics and a sample of New...

Chris,
Great pics and a sample of New Zealand.....beautiful country you have
there:clap.


And maybe you know this....BUT....this is a powerful hallucinogenic:

AMANITA MUSCARIA:
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
Rear Rotor Replacement

A while ago someone asked about rear rotor replacement.....I don't know about aftermarket stuff, but someone had indicated that the 950 rotors would fit (and likely last longer):
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
Mike, Geez.....that looks okay from here....I...

Mike,
Geez.....that looks okay from here....I might rethink the 140 again after I scrub off the Pirelli Rally and the new Tractionator waiting in the garage :D.

Canadian source for Mitas ships a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
Nick, Thanks for the reply....if only all that...

Nick,
Thanks for the reply....if only all that beef would fit properly on the rim....


Sent by my stubby fingers and this antique keyboard in front of my straining eyes......
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
Nick, I returned the 140 E09 that I bought last...

Nick,
I returned the 140 E09 that I bought last year due to the appearance that it would not fit, and because it is designed for a wider rim than what is on the 690....some riders reported that they...
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 1,111,948
Posted By motoged
Gene and Neda, Rear sprocket recommendation: ...

Gene and Neda,
Rear sprocket recommendation: Ironman

http://www.tmdesignworks.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=197

http://dirttricks.com/


Green with envy.... :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
Deadly, Wicked scooter :clap ...

Deadly,

Wicked scooter :clap

http://www.adventure-spec.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Basil-007-1024x682.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
Are these tubeless? Can I use mousse goo...

Are these tubeless?

Can I use mousse goo instead of Monkey Butt powder?


...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
Ivan, That is not correct.........Mitas has a...

Ivan,
That is not correct.........Mitas has a wide range of tires for street and offroad....check out this website and you will see their products....the charts describing the tires do indicate a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
Nope.....2.5 rear rim.....:deal Wheels...

Nope.....2.5 rear rim.....:deal


Wheels front/rear: Spoked wheels with aluminum rims 1.85 x 21”; 2.50 x 18”
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
Hank, I posted that....read the chart at the...

Hank,

I posted that....read the chart at the bottom of this page and see what rim size is suitable:

http://www.mx1canada.com/mitas-e07-dual-sport-rear-tire.html


I would choose the 130...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 18,024
Views: 1,923,851
Posted By motoged
Max, Interesting.....what I liked about it was...

Max,
Interesting.....what I liked about it was it being predictable in rough (gravel, rocks,sand) double track in Baja, as good as if not better than any previous fronts in looser sand roads (1-6 "...
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