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Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 254,912
Posted By viola-tor
The more time passes the harder and harder it...

The more time passes the harder and harder it becomes to tackle this report! So many things have happened... So much to tell... I haven't forgotten, and I haven't given up, but had to move it to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,482
Posted By viola-tor
Keep it coming! "Step BACK!" LOL! ...

Keep it coming! "Step BACK!" LOL! :lurk
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-13-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,241
Posted By viola-tor
Thanks, yeah. I'm new to Denver, other than...

Thanks, yeah. I'm new to Denver, other than Craigslist and Ebay are there some other regional sites I should be watching?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-13-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,241
Posted By viola-tor
Stolen KTM Wheels, Denver

Hey guys, keep an eye out for me.

DirtJack shipped me back a set of my wheels, rotors, and sprocket carrier for my KTM 990 Adventure. I wasn't able to receive them when the UPS guy arrived, but...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 254,912
Posted By viola-tor
Yes, the movie! A new project is unfolding...

Yes, the movie!

A new project is unfolding as we speak, and there are some ADV riders involved.

Check it out viola-fans!

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/397067/wdgi/3133348
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 254,912
Posted By viola-tor
Key West wasnt always for drunken vacationers. ...

Key West wasnt always for drunken vacationers. Fort Zachary-Taylor holds an important place in the history of the U.S. Naval operations: during the Civil War the Union controlled the fort which was...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 254,912
Posted By viola-tor
North. South. East. West. You ADV...

North. South. East. West.

You ADV readers have been following me for a long time as I criss-cross the country chasing... something. Round and round I go! :norton I LOVE to see new things,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 254,912
Posted By viola-tor
Uhhh, 2.4?? :hide You...

Uhhh, 2.4??


:hide




You betcha! :deal
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 254,912
Posted By viola-tor
Rain, rain... Weve been outrunning the bad...

Rain, rain... Weve been outrunning the bad weather for the entire trip (quite skillfully I might add!), but with it advancing at us from three directions we now have no choice but to face it. The...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-28-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18,728
Views: 7,477,417
Posted By viola-tor
I'd like to nominate this pic for the "Gnarly"...

I'd like to nominate this pic for the "Gnarly" picture thread. Jeebus... :eek1 Well done sir! I wouldn't go in there. :deal
Forum: Orange Crush 02-28-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,561
Posted By viola-tor
Ahh, I think I understand. Clever!

Ahh, I think I understand. Clever!
Forum: Orange Crush 02-27-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,561
Posted By viola-tor
Where would you save the fluid? Dirt intrusion? ...

Where would you save the fluid? Dirt intrusion?

We didn't get far after that pic, pretty much made camp and waited for things to dry out in the morning. Even the guys with high fenders and...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-26-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By viola-tor
Having a cross bar that connects the two sides is...

Having a cross bar that connects the two sides is essential for me. I personally wouldn't consider any that don't have this feature. (So that's the SWmotech on my 990) If you drop your bike...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-26-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,561
Posted By viola-tor
Looks great man, that SM fender makes for nice...

Looks great man, that SM fender makes for nice lines (considering... :D)

I wouldn't go "all in" chasing mud with that set-up however. Here's some sticky stuff from Montana that grounded us over...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-26-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By viola-tor
Thanks for all the help guys. Here's an update...

Thanks for all the help guys. Here's an update that may help the collective down the line sometime.

I/we finally figured out how the separate the two throttle bodies. DirtJack came over to help...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-23-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By viola-tor
Thanks for the help guys, very helpful! Moving...

Thanks for the help guys, very helpful! Moving forward.

Now how the hell do I get those injectors out of there? Is there a trick?

Feels like this:
...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-23-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By viola-tor
Replacement Injectors Help?

It doesn't look like the KTM microfiche lists the injectors as separately available parts. Anyone have info on where/how to find and buy replacement injectors? Google isn't being very helpful. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-05-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 197,183
Posted By viola-tor
:tb:tb:tb Hot damn, that is sweet! Love...

:tb:tb:tb

Hot damn, that is sweet! Love those loooooong legs...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-05-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,267
Posted By viola-tor
We could probably arrange that! :D

We could probably arrange that! :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 750,093
Posted By viola-tor
:eek1 Wow. Great riding. Mopping the floor...

:eek1

Wow. Great riding. Mopping the floor with the little bikes!!! That is good fun, eh? :evil
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 254,912
Posted By viola-tor
Weve reached our turn-around point, so we load...

Weve reached our turn-around point, so we load up and take the scenic route out the north side of Death Valley.

Art time! From other ride-reports I know that a stop at the Ryolites is a...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-20-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,009
Posted By viola-tor
Hmmm, call me a nervous-nelly, but in the...

Hmmm, call me a nervous-nelly, but in the description of these it doesn't mention fuel...

A little more digging yielded these, which say they are "automotive couplings":
...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-19-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,009
Posted By viola-tor
I'm gonna throw a coupler in with my Mcmasters...

I'm gonna throw a coupler in with my Mcmasters order, but I'm confused about the size. The stamp on the hose and the the online coupler sizes are screwing with me. Some one chime in please?

My...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-19-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 13,763
Posted By viola-tor
So by converting to carbs would I be eliminating...

So by converting to carbs would I be eliminating ALL these sensors and such? Air inlet, O2s, could easily do the canni and SAS. Would the ECU stay (to control the other bike electronics like the...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-18-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 13,763
Posted By viola-tor
Hmmmm, not exactly for a shoe-string budget. ...

Hmmmm, not exactly for a shoe-string budget. We'll see where this goes. There is a lot I like about FI, and that may not even be my problem. Carbs are black-magic too... :deal Thanks for the...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-18-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 13,763
Posted By viola-tor
That's not off the table. How involved is it? ...

That's not off the table. How involved is it? Pretty much plug-n-play?

Which carbs? From a 950, or some exotic?
Forum: Orange Crush 11-17-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,034
Posted By viola-tor
Here's the answer for posterity:

Here's the answer for posterity:
Forum: Orange Crush 11-17-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 13,763
Posted By viola-tor
You are a boss! :clap

You are a boss! :clap
Forum: Orange Crush 11-17-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 13,763
Posted By viola-tor
Update: Bike is STILL down, trying to...

Update:

Bike is STILL down, trying to patiently move forward. It's killing me, but have no choice. Gorgeous fall weather in Texas...

A mechanically minded friend came over today, gave a...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-17-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,034
Posted By viola-tor
Any more specific info on which is the correct...

Any more specific info on which is the correct size for the two big O-rings on the 990 fuel pump? A link would be handy, I don't know how to read all that technical mumbo-jumbo... :deal :D
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 254,912
Posted By viola-tor
It is interesting to learn that not all that many...

It is interesting to learn that not all that many people died in Death Valley. Some wagoneering pioneers lost a couple or three folks (not uncommon) then uttered a passing comment on the way out...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 254,912
Posted By viola-tor
All this talk of conducting, then I come across...

All this talk of conducting, then I come across this little article (http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/Opinion+Conductors+cult+charisma/7490106/story.html) tonight, thought it would add to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 254,912
Posted By viola-tor
A lockout (not a strike), a little different, but...

A lockout (not a strike), a little different, but same effect. That is/was a good gig, I've auditioned for the Minnesota Orchestra a number of times. I hope it all works out, but yeah, times are...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 254,912
Posted By viola-tor
You ask great questions which my seem simple on...

You ask great questions which my seem simple on the surface, but actually probe at some deep musical/artistic principles. I guess that's what makes them great questions, eh? :lol3

Conductors are...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 254,912
Posted By viola-tor
This ride report is never far from my mind, but...

This ride report is never far from my mind, but life has been coming at me pretty fast and hard this year, and not always in a good way. Ill try to keep it going, there is much more to tell! Im...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 254,912
Posted By viola-tor
Hey Blader, Good questions that I think...

Hey Blader,

Good questions that I think about a lot.

1. 2nd bike - Yes, I DO dream of that. My idea with the 990 was to make it the One-Bike-Only platform, which has been largely successful...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-07-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 13,763
Posted By viola-tor
And what is the part number for the TPS? I don't...

And what is the part number for the TPS? I don't see it listed as such...


http://www.imagessite.com/OEM_Images/KTM_db_images/KT07990ADVO48.gif




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Forum: Orange Crush 10-07-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 13,763
Posted By viola-tor
I have a date with the garage today, going to...

I have a date with the garage today, going to tackle as many electrical connectors as I can get my hands on to clean with Deoxit, and give the pins all a slight twist.

Any tips/thoughts about...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 254,912
Posted By viola-tor
http://viola-tor.smugmug.com/photos/i-fmqFgNn/0/L/...

http://viola-tor.smugmug.com/photos/i-fmqFgNn/0/L/i-fmqFgNn-L.jpg


Las Vegas. The Strip. Sin City. Somehow, even never having been here before, I know that this is NOT my scene. I thrive on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 750,093
Posted By viola-tor
Okay, on one hand that is a cheesy commercial for...

Okay, on one hand that is a cheesy commercial for a cheap-o gear company, but on the other it's an epic ride movie through some exotic locations. There are a lot of resources behind making that...
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