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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-26-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 35,119
Posted By sp4ce
Damn that was fun! I should have bet it all on...

Damn that was fun! I should have bet it all on black when I made it to Vegas - I got entry day of, picked up cancellations in the official hotels in both Palmdale and Barstow, didn't crash, no...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 01-17-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,782
Posted By sp4ce
2012 update

We rode this Jan of 2012 following a route from gpsxchange.com: http://www.gpsxchange.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1505

Mostly good two track. Heading into the mountains after La Trinidad the track...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-15-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,028
Posted By sp4ce
Yes, both bulbs burn on high Nothing, it's...

Yes, both bulbs burn on high

Nothing, it's plug and play
Forum: Orange Crush 04-05-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,631
Posted By sp4ce
Being in the bay area, you are in luck. City...

Being in the bay area, you are in luck. City College has a bunch of good courses : http://www.ccsf.edu/NEW/en/educational-programs/ccsf-catalog/courses-by-department/auto-courses.html

I imagine...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-09-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,058
Posted By sp4ce
Got a part number or any other identifying...

Got a part number or any other identifying information :ear
Forum: Orange Crush 02-08-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,058
Posted By sp4ce
It's always either that or "they all do that"...

It's always either that or "they all do that" isn't it? :lol3

I may be following in your footsteps soon - first rebuild at 35k and now 10k later it's weeping again.
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2011, 04:22 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 95,299
Posted By sp4ce
Damn, I think we must have driven by you Fri...

Damn, I think we must have driven by you Fri night outside Loreto right about when you packed it in! We saw a white bike standing up in a bunch of rocks off the left side of the course with a helmet...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-07-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,385
Posted By sp4ce
Seriously. My official line - "Idaho sucked. It...

Seriously. My official line - "Idaho sucked. It was cold and the hotels were over priced."
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-07-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,385
Posted By sp4ce
Today I found a section from the Pilot Jet video...

Today I found a section from the Pilot Jet video :D

http://sp4ce.smugmug.com/Other/idaho-uncorrected/DSC7401/999303996_uPWKf-L.jpg
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-07-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,385
Posted By sp4ce
Holy crap, is there any bad riding around here?

Holy crap, is there any bad riding around here?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-06-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,385
Posted By sp4ce
A few pictures from today... ...

A few pictures from today...

http://sp4ce.smugmug.com/Other/idaho-uncorrected/DSC7328/997914098_oyPek-L.jpg

http://sp4ce.smugmug.com/Other/idaho-uncorrected/DSC7346/997914435_yBA4i-L.jpg
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-06-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,385
Posted By sp4ce
Found some wifi at lunch. Here's a few quick...

Found some wifi at lunch. Here's a few quick uncorrected photos from yesterday. The riding is _awesome_. Going back out now :D
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-04-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,385
Posted By sp4ce
Whew...finally ready to leave. Heading to...

Whew...finally ready to leave. Heading to Sawtooth NF first and then who knows, maybe Boulder White Cloud. Thanks for all the info and recommendations everyone. I'll post up some photos when I get...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-02-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,385
Posted By sp4ce
Yep. That qualifies as epic. I think I...

Yep. That qualifies as epic.

I think I pooped a little watching the first video. I'm too crashy for long cliff-side sections.

The 2nd video is awesome. I'd really love to figure out where...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-02-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,385
Posted By sp4ce
I've got a week. I'll go wherever the riding is...

I've got a week. I'll go wherever the riding is good :D

Seems like there are loads of places: http://stayontrails.com/where-to-ride/

Never been to Idaho.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-02-2010, 04:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,385
Posted By sp4ce
Epic Idaho single track?

I have a week off work and I hear Idaho is off road paradise, so I'm loading the Husqvarna in the truck and heading up. I'd love recommendations on your favorite single track spots.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-27-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,028
Posted By sp4ce
While those photos are not representative of what...

While those photos are not representative of what the human eye will actually see, they ARE representative of relative light levels - they were taken with a DSLR in manual mode using the same...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,742
Posted By sp4ce
I got a Husky TE 450 to fit this bill. Had it 2...

I got a Husky TE 450 to fit this bill. Had it 2 months and absolutely love it. Awesome bike.
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 776,078
Posted By sp4ce
Awesome! You are in my favorite part of Peru...

Awesome! You are in my favorite part of Peru now! We rode from Jaen to Celendin in a day. It was dark by the time we got to Balsas and there was no gas to be had. We ran dry at the top of the...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By sp4ce
Hola amigo, como estas? You rockin' Ecuador now?...

Hola amigo, como estas? You rockin' Ecuador now? Find some Locro de Papas - Best. Soup. Ever. If you haven't already crossed into Peru, consider using La Balsa instead of Macara.

The gaskets...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-24-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By sp4ce
I've got a 990 and I haven't had a look at the...

I've got a 990 and I haven't had a look at the airbox/carbs on a 950, so I don't know how much this will help...

On the 990, tabs on the throttle bodies stick through the air filter and the inlet...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-15-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,265
Posted By sp4ce
mountain sun

Mountain Sun panniers can be made to work pretty easily:

http://sp4ce.smugmug.com/Holidays/Americas-Trip/2008-1020-US-and-Mexico/DSC0008/399849568_66Ku8-L.jpg

They hold a lot of crap and the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2010, 03:58 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 27,008
Posted By sp4ce
thanks!

Thanks for all the info and continued updates :thumb

I'm swapping my 94 WXC 610 in for a new 09 TE450 this weekend.
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,833
Posted By sp4ce
I had one of those: ...

I had one of those:

http://sp4ce.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2008-04-Trevors-motorcycle/tibular-plateau/280529119_8oGKR-M.jpg

Find a PT that does aquatic therapy so you can get started before...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-03-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,574
Posted By sp4ce
Air filter? I've had occasional high...

Air filter? I've had occasional high rpm/speed/load missing with a dirty air filter...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-10-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,915
Posted By sp4ce
Either will work just fine. Depending on your...

Either will work just fine. Depending on your route and preferences one may work a little better than the other. You can do the whole trip on a street bike, riding only a couple hundred miles of...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-20-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By sp4ce
Yup. After trying the cam positions one tooth...

Yup. After trying the cam positions one tooth off, the original one is closest.

So, the answer is - with the crank locking bolt in, the cam markings do not necessarily align exactly with the top...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-19-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By sp4ce
Thanks, that's what I thought, just wanted...

Thanks, that's what I thought, just wanted confirmation. The HOW write ups speak of using the cam gear markings for aligning the cams for measurement and of using the locking bolt to lock up the...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-18-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By sp4ce
cam positioning

On the 990, is the crankshaft locking notch the authoritative determiner of TDC? On my front cylinder the camshaft gear marks and the crankshaft locking notch agree precisely on TDC, but on my rear...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-16-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By sp4ce
+1 Do this correctly and you don't need lube or...

+1 Do this correctly and you don't need lube or long irons and you won't destroy the tire or your rim. If you are working with stiffer tires or you have HD tubes, the bead won't want to stay down...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-14-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,246
Posted By sp4ce
Piece of tubing and a shop vac. Just use your...

Piece of tubing and a shop vac. Just use your hand to 'seal' the tubing to the vac hose inlet. I seem to remember that tubing small enough to go down the hole doesn't pull enough air to pick up the...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-12-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,147
Posted By sp4ce
water pump :uhoh final drive (you can...

water pump :uhoh final drive


(you can carry a water pump rebuild kit...)
Forum: Orange Crush 04-12-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,147
Posted By sp4ce
2007 990A Longest trip, 17k miles, failures:...

2007 990A
Longest trip, 17k miles, failures: water pump shaft/seal, fuel filters
In the total 40k miles on the bike I've also had the following fail: clutch slave, clutch master, fuel pump o-rings,...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By sp4ce
Weird, not sure what happened there. I was...

Weird, not sure what happened there. I was editing those tracks in GPX Editor as well as editing the GPX files directly. That one loaded fine with GPX Editor, but not in MapSource. I re-saved it...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-06-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By sp4ce
You might want to splash out on OEM...

You might want to splash out on OEM (http://www.ktm-parts.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=50329071100) for that.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-06-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By sp4ce
At ~150 USD for the stock kit, I'd roll my own. ...

At ~150 USD for the stock kit, I'd roll my own. Especially given that you will probably want to augment/modify it anyway, e.g. ditch the axle nut wrenches and cheater for MP irons with axle nut...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By sp4ce
Loop from dry lake west of Nelson Hills through...

Loop from dry lake west of Nelson Hills through hills behind lake
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By sp4ce
50 mile loop from outside Searchlight up to...

50 mile loop from outside Searchlight up to Nelson Hills
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By sp4ce
Short Nelson Hills loop

Short Nelson Hills loop
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By sp4ce
You bet. Nelson Hills Loop, 16 miles, staging...

You bet. Nelson Hills Loop, 16 miles, staging area to microwave tower:
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