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Forum: Vendors 12-14-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 82,371
Posted By MN Yeti
Very Nice!

Just finished the install and test ride with mine. It lived up to the hype. I have a 04 ADV with KTM branded FMF's. I live in the Mid-West at 1000' of elevation. I tried the recommended baseline MJ...
Forum: Hacks 10-07-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4,017
Views: 681,507
Posted By MN Yeti
2004 Ural Tourist Project

I am selling my very rusty 2004 Ural Tourist. The bike is in the Maple Grove, MN. See picture and details here. It's rough but all there.



The bike sold. Thanks for all the interest.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-16-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 146,162
Posted By MN Yeti
In!

Looking forward to this. Count me in Jesse.
Forum: Trials 02-05-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,312
Posted By MN Yeti
At the risk of fanning the flames...

The Castrol USA web site states TTS is "Suitable for Pre Mix or Injector use."

Read it here:
http://www.castrol.com/castrol/sectiongenericarticle.do?categoryId=9021708&contentId=7040552
Forum: Hacks 10-26-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 987
Posted By MN Yeti
Question about Tapered Steering Bearings for Ural

I thinking of upgrading the steering head bearing in my Ural. The stockers are getting worse; needing adjustment every 1000 miles or so. I partially disassembled the front end to grease and tighten...
Forum: Trials 03-23-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,149
Posted By MN Yeti
+1 for welding the kick start lever

It did the same thing with my 96' JTR 270. It broke in the exact same spot. I had a friend weld it up for me. He carefully prepped both pieces and TIG weld it back together. It did end up with plenty...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 215,598
Posted By MN Yeti
Victor Burger?

Hey, I resemble that remark. We hobos (and Yetis) are smelly by choice.

Great report. What will happen next? Will it be...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 215,598
Posted By MN Yeti
Great report

Kelly and Matt,
I was great to ride with you in Colorado and Utah. We are all still in awe of Matt's ability to pilot the 990 two-up with full load of gear. He made us faux-adventurers look like...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 32,672
Posted By MN Yeti
Thanks!

These are great. Keep them coming.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 32,672
Posted By MN Yeti
Looking for photos of motorcyclists being cheap

So here's the story. I'm doing a humorous presentation for a M/C club. My plan is to poke fun at all the different stereotypes in motorcycling.

I have a bunch of fun photos and am putting a...
Forum: Trials 05-18-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,169
Posted By MN Yeti
Also try Novogar

I spoke to Mandy today. She wasn't sure if Gaerne still made the Oil-Balance in a 15 but she was going to check. She did say that Novogar comes in up to a 15. Their decent boots. My nephew has a...
Forum: Trials 05-18-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,356
Posted By MN Yeti
Not too bad

It was 101 GBP (I can't find the pounds symbol) plus shipping. That works out to roughly $150 US.
Forum: Trials 05-17-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,356
Posted By MN Yeti
I found one in the UK

Moto Merlin had S3 piston to fit the 321.
Forum: Trials 05-11-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,356
Posted By MN Yeti
The B Piston

GG sizes the piston to the bore. The have A, B, C, D sizes, I can't remember the difference in the tolerances but it's small. I was under the impression that a piston and rings was available without...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,315
Posted By MN Yeti
Karoo T about the same as TKC

I've had good luck with the Karoo Traveler (make sure it's the Traveler model not the standard Karoo) and it has performed well on my GS. My most recent pair has ended up being run main on pavement...
Forum: Trials 05-10-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,356
Posted By MN Yeti
Need help finding a piston for a Gas Gas

I have a 1999 Gas Gas TXT 321 with a shot piston. It didn't owe me much after 10 years hauling my large butt around and getting overheated. I'm surprised it lasted that long. So the my dealer is...
Forum: Trials 05-10-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,169
Posted By MN Yeti
There are boots for you!

As the self proclaimed World's Largest Trials Rider (WLTR) I know your pain. I wear a size 15. Gaerne make the Oiled Balance in a 15. I believe it's listed as a Euro 49/50. I have a set a love them....
Forum: Trials 03-03-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,721
Posted By MN Yeti
Still riding my 99 TXT 321

I bought a 99 TXT 321 back in '06 for $1200. It was in good shape, but not pristine. The one your looking at is worth maybe $1800 if it in great shape and needs nothing. They are a tough bike....
Forum: Trials 01-15-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,890
Posted By MN Yeti
I got you all beat!

I'm 6'7" and about 330 lbs and am the self proclaimed "World's Largest Trials Rider". I ride a 99 GG TXT321. It been plenty strong enough for me. I raised the bars and upgraded the suspension. I...
Forum: Trials 12-24-2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,810
Posted By MN Yeti
Fork Seals

If you're fork seals are leaking despite recent replacement try fitting fresh fork bushings. They wear out and I believe they're easy to replace on that year. I just had to put fresh ones in my 97...
Forum: Trials 11-15-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,818
Posted By MN Yeti
I'm in!

I loved my MAR 250. It was a great machine that got me it to trials. My gasser is getting long in the tooth and this should be the ticket. Wonder if anyone stateside will be selling them?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2009, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By MN Yeti
R12GS Hums When Off

I have a 06 R1200GS. A friend noticed an odd thing the other night. With the bike off every 5 minute of so the bike would hum ever so slightly for 5 seconds and quit. The noise was barely audible and...
Forum: Hacks 11-01-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,595
Posted By MN Yeti
It all about traction

I been running a Tourist for a few years, but have ridden 2wd machines. The only difference in handling is that the 2wd models will fly the chair a little earlier than the 1wd models, due to a...
Forum: Trials 10-18-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,640
Posted By MN Yeti
I agree

The 125 will suit you very well. You will need to wind it up a bit more for big climbs but you learn more about good clutch control. With your goal of improving enduro riding the engine size matter's...
Forum: Trials 10-18-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,097
Posted By MN Yeti
Local when I can..

I try and support my local shop when I can. That being said when it'd time critical or an odd part (both of my GG's are over 10 years old) I call Lewisport in CA. They have have always been quick and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 515
Posted By MN Yeti
TAT Ride - Eastern Section

Attached is a link to story recently published about a Trans-America Trail ride I did with some friends this spring. It's long enough that I figured I'd only post the link to my website.
...
Forum: Trials 07-25-2009, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,127
Posted By MN Yeti
Go modern

If you're new to trials go with a modern bike first. I did the opposite and struggled until I got a modern bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By MN Yeti
Touratech GPS Mount and stupid torx screws

So I got a Touratech GPS mount, the bar that runs over the instruments, and tried to install it yesterday on my 06 GS. Well I followed the instructions and cut around the 4 torx screws that are...
Forum: Trials 07-20-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,759
Posted By MN Yeti
I for one am thrilled

I am glad we get our own little forum here.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,295
Posted By MN Yeti
It is

The LT is a truly that, a luxury tourer. For me my riding preferences and use has changed since I started riding LTs. I found the LT was simply the best bike for riding long distances, especially...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,295
Posted By MN Yeti
Me too

I just moved over to the GS after having two LTs and putting a few miles on them. I was tired of 800+ pounds wet weight.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2009, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By MN Yeti
Here's a link to a good set of directions for the...

Here's a link to a good set of directions for the mod. Plenty of photos.
http://www.motorcycleinfo.co.uk/index.cfm?fa=contentGeneric.tvjgzrvwgqsvkwoe&pageId=264247
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 19,446
Posted By MN Yeti
I realize that not everyone has a good dealer...

I realize that not everyone has a good dealer nearby. But not every dealer is the devil incarnate.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 19,446
Posted By MN Yeti
If you you look at the total number of R1200GS's...

If you you look at the total number of R1200GS's produced which I believe is around 100,000, you are bound to have small percentage with issues. That's inevitable with a mass-produced product. No...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By MN Yeti
I'd really look at the plugs, caps, and secondary...

I'd really look at the plugs, caps, and secondary coils. You were working in this area and could have disturbed or not connected something quite right. The brake failure could because of the poor...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,126
Posted By MN Yeti
Another vote for the Wolfman Enduro. I tried the...

Another vote for the Wolfman Enduro. I tried the Wolfman Explorer but it was too big. The Enduro fits great and carries everything you'll really need in a tank bag. The map pocket is a little small...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-09-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,558
Posted By MN Yeti
The move up to Intermediate will be enough for...

The move up to Intermediate will be enough for this year. I'm sure the Trialsmasters will make the events difficult enough for me.

I finally posted my photos from the trip. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-08-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,558
Posted By MN Yeti
Over confident

That was on the infamous Warloop Road just east of Moutainburg, AR. I was not paying a attention to what I was doing as I detoured around a big mud puddle. I wanted to go one way, the bike had other...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-06-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,558
Posted By MN Yeti
Kevin's paint job

Post accident I helped Kevin fix his scratched paint on the KLR-Lite.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-06-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,690
Posted By MN Yeti
It's still passable...

Just came down Warloop Road on Friday 4/3. It is heavily eroded but still very ridable. I didn't do it with any style, just picked my way down. Had to ride around the one large tree at the bottom of...
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