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Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 64,152
Posted By Rusty Shovel
Awesome, congratulations. You're gonna love it. ...

Awesome, congratulations. You're gonna love it. I suggest a Wings pipe as soon as possible; a firebreathing bike like the 690 shouldn't sound like a sewing machine.
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 89,382
Posted By Rusty Shovel
Thanks for the great report, Nate. You kept...

Thanks for the great report, Nate.

You kept me up way too late tonight! What a great journey! Thanks for the great pictures and thoughts.
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,335
Posted By Rusty Shovel
Hi Dagostino, I've owned a DR650, a WR250R,...

Hi Dagostino,

I've owned a DR650, a WR250R, and currently ride a KTM 690 Enduro R, so I feel somewhat qualified to answer your question.

First, don't get the DR650. I know you weren't really...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22,426
Views: 2,756,873
Posted By Rusty Shovel
I love ADV, but finding specific info on the 690...

I love ADV, but finding specific info on the 690 buried in the 1000+ page mega thread is frustrating. Take a look at 690EnduroForum (http://690enduro.createaforum.com/index.php)

...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4,907
Views: 1,693,624
Posted By Rusty Shovel
I love ADV, but finding specific info on the 690...

I love ADV, but finding specific info on the 690 buried in the 1000+ page mega thread is frustrating. Take a look at 690EnduroForum (http://690enduro.createaforum.com/index.php)

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-21-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,468
Posted By Rusty Shovel
I love ADV, but finding specific info on the 690...

I love ADV, but finding specific info on the 690 buried in the 1000+ page mega thread is frustrating. Take a look at 690EnduroForum (http://690enduro.createaforum.com/index.php)

...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,220
Posted By Rusty Shovel
I love ADV, but finding specific info on the 690...

I love ADV, but finding specific info on the 690 buried in the 1000+ page mega thread is frustrating. Take a look at 690EnduroForum (http://690enduro.createaforum.com/index.php)

...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 16,006
Posted By Rusty Shovel
690

The 2008-2011 690 gets 56 HP (at the wheel). The 2012-14 gets a 3-5 HP bump. Open the air box, change the fuel map, and throw on a pipe and a 690 will run between 65-70 RWHP--more than anyone needs...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,929
Posted By Rusty Shovel
Too late. Despite my best effort, I can't seem...

Too late. Despite my best effort, I can't seem to change the name of the site. All flavors of 690 are welcome!
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,929
Posted By Rusty Shovel
My hope is to model the KTM 690 site after the...

My hope is to model the KTM 690 site after the very successful and useful forum dedicated to the WR250R (http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com); offering a concise and specific information hub for owners...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,929
Posted By Rusty Shovel
New KTM 690 Forum

Frustrated with the 690 mega-thread? I am.

I've searched for a relevant forum and have yet to find one.

So I created 690Enduro (http://690enduro.createaforum.com/index.php), a web forum...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2,572
Views: 421,094
Posted By Rusty Shovel
Keep me posted. I've money down too, but my...

Keep me posted. I've money down too, but my dealer said it wouldn't arrive until February! Until then I'm bike-less.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2,572
Views: 421,094
Posted By Rusty Shovel
Thanks for posting this; the New York show with...

Thanks for posting this; the New York show with the US Spec bike--I was worried the US version would come with metro-sexual european tires.
Forum: Trip Planning 12-11-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 23,432
Posted By Rusty Shovel
I've always kept a $20 under the insoles of my...

I've always kept a $20 under the insoles of my boots.
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2,572
Views: 421,094
Posted By Rusty Shovel
I hate to be a downer, but I hear that in order...

I hate to be a downer, but I hear that in order to run in "front ABS only" mode, you need to purchase a special dongle that sells for about $100. Lame. I'll probably just turn it off. I hope you...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2,572
Views: 421,094
Posted By Rusty Shovel
Good eye.:clap I still don't like how street...

Good eye.:clap I still don't like how street oriented the tire looks.
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,220
Posted By Rusty Shovel
I got the WR250R, thinking I'd save a bit of...

I got the WR250R, thinking I'd save a bit of money and "ease into" the adventure riding thing.

Now, 1 year later, after sinking more than $2k into my WRR, I've put it up for sale (at a loss). I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2,572
Views: 421,094
Posted By Rusty Shovel
New Shoes?

The tires look much more street-biased. Any idea what these are and if they'll come standard on the US version?
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2,614
Views: 314,660
Posted By Rusty Shovel
Harley is insane not to offer a cafe racer style...

Harley is insane not to offer a cafe racer style version of this bike.

A 500cc cruiser is missing the point.
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2,572
Views: 421,094
Posted By Rusty Shovel
Any word on gearing?

Any word on gearing?
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,437
Posted By Rusty Shovel
I bought the WRR after struggling with the same...

I bought the WRR after struggling with the same question. It's been a good bike. The new pipe and programmer woke the bike up a bit. I've loaded it down with luggage and gone adventuring.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By Rusty Shovel
WR250R. Why deal with all that pork? :D

WR250R. Why deal with all that pork? :D
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 556
Posted By Rusty Shovel
Mossi RX Rain Pant--FAIL

There are many features available in today's selection of rain pants, but one feature remains tantamount: Rain must remain on the OUTSIDE of the pant.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,207
Posted By Rusty Shovel
I'd finally find a suitable replacement for my...

I'd finally find a suitable replacement for my WR250R. I've been wanting more cc's and Japanese reliability. Too bad this probably won't happen; all the manufacturers would rather sell us...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 48,968
Views: 10,183,949
Posted By Rusty Shovel
I just went to their website and didn't read...

I just went to their website and didn't read anything about them discontinuing their racks--where did you hear this?
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 48,968
Views: 10,183,949
Posted By Rusty Shovel
Yes, I'd be interested, but they'd have to be a...

Yes, I'd be interested, but they'd have to be a direct fit for a WRR and the price would have to be right.
Forum: Australia 09-24-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,360
Posted By Rusty Shovel
I wonder if they're as dangerous as the bull...

I wonder if they're as dangerous as the bull snipes we get our here?
Forum: Vendors 09-21-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 78,973
Posted By Rusty Shovel
I just returned a set of the Pro-Techs. I didn't...

I just returned a set of the Pro-Techs. I didn't realize that they and the "oiled" boots weren't one and the same.

I'm considering the oiled version now, but I have one reservation: I didn't...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-18-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,248
Posted By Rusty Shovel
It's the RAM Mounting Systems RAM-HOL-UN4U...

It's the RAM Mounting Systems RAM-HOL-UN4U Universal Finger Grip Holder. You can find it HERE (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001QD8Q5Q/ref=oh_details_o09_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

I loved being...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-18-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,248
Posted By Rusty Shovel
Eh? Mexico to Quebec in 2 days on a WR250R

Unbelievable you say?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6jzcJ1rGEVA/Ujmm3-3qkgI/AAAAAAAAAls/Y8UIMR82IUo/s912/DSCN4758.JPG

Okay, Mexico Maine to Quebec City isn't quite so impressive, but 1045...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,816
Posted By Rusty Shovel
Good on ya for getting out there! Subscribed!

Good on ya for getting out there! Subscribed!
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 81,806
Posted By Rusty Shovel
Thanks for the great report. My WRR is begging...

Thanks for the great report. My WRR is begging to follow.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-09-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,126
Posted By Rusty Shovel
Great video. Thanks for posting. I'll...

Great video. Thanks for posting. I'll definitely make this detour when I run the TAT. Can't wait!:happay
Forum: Face plant 09-08-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 36,647
Posted By Rusty Shovel
I'm sorry for your friend's troubles, and I hope...

I'm sorry for your friend's troubles, and I hope he recovers quickly and gets back in the saddle soon.



I hesitate to wade into this, but people smoked at the outdoor service of my aunt, who...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,724
Posted By Rusty Shovel
Over at the WR250R/X forum they call it "The Blue...

Over at the WR250R/X forum they call it "The Blue Unicorn."

Everyone wants TBU, except Yamaha for some reason. Evidently, Yamaha hates making money.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-05-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 48,412
Views: 3,013,300
Posted By Rusty Shovel
I went on that ride last week. It was beautiful....

I went on that ride last week. It was beautiful. I'd take the side trip to the Seboomook Dam if I were you. There are some great campgrounds, and the lake itself is very pretty. When I was there,...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-03-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 40,618
Posted By Rusty Shovel
I keep a .357 and Ambien. That way, I wake up in...

I keep a .357 and Ambien. That way, I wake up in the morning and wonder how I got all those holes in my tent. :rofl

Seriously, though, I was once told to MISS the bear with my first shot. The...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 46,009
Posted By Rusty Shovel
I'd trade in my beloved WR250R tomorrow. ...

I'd trade in my beloved WR250R tomorrow. TOMORROW! Are you listening KTM?:ear
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-03-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,040
Posted By Rusty Shovel
Day 2

**Day 2**

Owing to the fact that I fell asleep not long after the sun went down, my eyes popped open at 5 am. It was chilly, but not frosty. I initially thought it was raining, but the drips...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-01-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,040
Posted By Rusty Shovel
Wicked Northern Maine

Ah, the blank space on my maps of Northern Maine! Few roads, less gas, lots of lakes, and no McDonalds. I've got a couple days off--it's time to take a look.

All Loaded up! Wolfman Racks with...
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