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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 04:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,818
Posted By CanadianX
You don't have to look far on the net or news to...

You don't have to look far on the net or news to find stories of how the current situation is spiralling out of control. Policing for profit, hopped up cops turning simply encounters into beatings...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 06:04 AM
Replies: 18,658
Views: 2,040,054
Posted By CanadianX
Knocked off 450km on some skidoo trails and some...

Knocked off 450km on some skidoo trails and some high speed fire service roads this past weekend lightly loaded with camping gear and extra fuel then attended a meet and greet for a new KTM dealer on...
Forum: Canada 09-27-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9,019
Views: 562,507
Posted By CanadianX
Not sure what tire he has on but they are...

Not sure what tire he has on but they are definitely not knobs. 70/30 something or other. Tires aside shaving weight helps and loosing the metal panniers/leg smasher if you are prone to falling.
Forum: Canada 09-27-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9,019
Views: 562,507
Posted By CanadianX
Swisha Loop - 1 Team Kalamity - 0 The...

Swisha Loop - 1
Team Kalamity - 0

The weather was spectacular, the bikes were kinda prepared the riders even more kinda prepared after smashing out a long week of long work days with no time but...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By CanadianX
Map selector has my vote the difference is pretty...

Map selector has my vote the difference is pretty significant for low speed throttle inputs. I have a tweaked #2 and it's hard to hold steady low speeds. In the #1 setting throttle response is less...
Forum: Canada 09-24-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,405
Posted By CanadianX
Nope I was living on the East coast by then,...

Nope I was living on the East coast by then, where it does snow and it is cold. :vardy

Sucks that you had four feet of snow in one night, one time almost two decades ago .. I reeaaally feel for...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,357
Posted By CanadianX
There's a good inmate living near Guysbourough...

There's a good inmate living near Guysbourough who toured to Terra del Fuego and back on a GSA. I've spent some time exploring the area, nice country and the town has some eclectic folks that make it...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-23-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 35,414
Posted By CanadianX
Loaded leaf

Springs are fun. My garage stupid came while I was installing a mild lift kit on my truck that called for adding a couple of leafs to the rear leaf pack. Looks simple, I can do that. Slide the floor...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-23-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 35,414
Posted By CanadianX
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Forum: Canada 09-23-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9,019
Views: 562,507
Posted By CanadianX
Weather looks good for the weekend! (Not that it...

Weather looks good for the weekend! (Not that it matter :D) Leaving Friday morning to make a long weekend out of a modified Swisha Loop (Thanks Deadly) with my buddy. I'm taking the 690 with a couple...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18,658
Views: 2,040,054
Posted By CanadianX
6'2" 34ish" inseam. I have the BDCW pegs, nice...

6'2" 34ish" inseam. I have the BDCW pegs, nice but spendy to get to Canada. Lower and opened up the seating a bit. I also have rox risers because in stock form and when standing it felt like I was...
Forum: Canada 09-22-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,291
Posted By CanadianX
legislated theft...should I mention CMHC?

legislated theft...should I mention CMHC?
Forum: Canada 09-20-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By CanadianX
Huh, seems to be a follow on to the recall I had...

Huh, seems to be a follow on to the recall I had last year for flange and pump. All replaced under recall on my 2009.
Forum: Canada 09-20-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9,019
Views: 562,507
Posted By CanadianX
If anyone is looking for a solid little car we're...

If anyone is looking for a solid little car we're trading ours in at Myers VW in Kanata. Probably pick up our new car Wednesday night. Not a fancy car but my wife owned it from new and it has been...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,176
Posted By CanadianX
Can why you won't sell your GSA play as well? ...

Can why you won't sell your GSA play as well?

I do spend a lot of time off road and ride my KTM 690 for this. As a daily ride and off road fun the KTM puts a huge grin on my face. When I climb...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By CanadianX
Sitting on the bike and changing from 1 person to...

Sitting on the bike and changing from 1 person to offroad and you should feel the bike rise almost an inch. The back will go up first then the front. If you're not getting movement something is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 18,658
Views: 2,040,054
Posted By CanadianX
After 14000km of mud, swamp, sand, rocks and...

After 14000km of mud, swamp, sand, rocks and jumps it's time some suspension bits are showing some wear. I replaced the heim joint and now am looking to replace the pro link needle bearings. There...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 34,349
Posted By CanadianX
Anyone know of a good source for the pro link...

Anyone know of a good source for the pro link lever needle bearings? There is a kit from KTM for $87 +tax (Cdn) but I'm wondering what else is out there.
Forum: Canada 09-16-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,291
Posted By CanadianX
Really seems to be hit and miss doesn't it? I was...

Really seems to be hit and miss doesn't it? I was surprised a 2015 Golf GTI wasn't more but it ended up being $39/yr than our old car, a 2003 Toyota Echo.
Forum: Canada 09-16-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,291
Posted By CanadianX
Buying a new car so I had occassion to speak with...

Buying a new car so I had occassion to speak with our insurance company (TD MM)

Insuance coverage for my 2012 KTM 690 is $413/yr with $1000 deductible and including collision. We get two...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18,658
Views: 2,040,054
Posted By CanadianX
Let us know how it works out that was a big hole...

Let us know how it works out that was a big hole to fill. My last one I was able to fix on the bike and that allowed me to run the bike to heat the metal then clean it up really well and apply JB...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 18,658
Views: 2,040,054
Posted By CanadianX
My friend has done a weld repair with a brazing...

My friend has done a weld repair with a brazing rod. Can't help you with a how to on that but youtube probably has something.

Worth trying given the cost of a new rad.
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,976
Views: 631,893
Posted By CanadianX
I just ordered this set up including the bottle...

I just ordered this set up including the bottle holders and will add one of my dry bags on top. Hoping between them I can pack for a 3 day trip. Plan to carry a small pack as well. Can always fill...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18,658
Views: 2,040,054
Posted By CanadianX
JB weld has worked for me. Mine were pin holes...

JB weld has worked for me. Mine were pin holes caused by rubbing. The bolt holding the fan shroud in place had vibrated out and the shroud was knocking against the rad, left me with 2 pin holes and a...
Forum: Canada 09-15-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,177
Posted By CanadianX
I tend to spread my purchases around but if I get...

I tend to spread my purchases around but if I get shit service I don't go back. I've gone back to or would go back to all of these places: GP Cycle, Orange motor sport, Gnarly Parts, Woody's,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 7,402
Views: 1,478,762
Posted By CanadianX
Oldcow, Motomochila, Bengt Phorks, thanks for the...

Oldcow, Motomochila, Bengt Phorks, thanks for the insights, that was the kind of info I was looking for. Safe to assume you've all gone into the engine and replaced rings at least once?

Pat999...
Forum: Canada 09-14-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,375
Posted By CanadianX
Sorry to hear the trip has been cut short....

Sorry to hear the trip has been cut short. Expedition 2015, finding the RAP passage!
Forum: Canada 09-13-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9,019
Views: 562,507
Posted By CanadianX
^Its two true... :lol3

^Its two true... :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7,402
Views: 1,478,762
Posted By CanadianX
My problem is that I would hit 2000k in a couple...

My problem is that I would hit 2000k in a couple of weeks. I routinely knock off 2-300km over a weekend, never mind commuting (I often ride abandoned tracks to get to work but it's only about 10k...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18,658
Views: 2,040,054
Posted By CanadianX
How do you replace the needle bearings in the...

How do you replace the needle bearings in the lower link? Part 8 in the pic. Are they pressed in?
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Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7,402
Views: 1,478,762
Posted By CanadianX
Still debating trading the 690 for a new 500. I...

Still debating trading the 690 for a new 500. I have close to 14,000km on the 690 and don't know how the 500 would make out racking up those kind of miles. What high mileage on a 500?
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18,658
Views: 2,040,054
Posted By CanadianX
Who knew the spacer on the rear wheel is the...

Who knew the spacer on the rear wheel is the perfect size for putting in wheel bearings? Not this guy. I used a coupler for iron pipe that is a little bigger than the bearing outer race. The...
Forum: Canada 09-12-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,021
Posted By CanadianX
BMW & KTM...expensive no matter where you buy...

BMW & KTM...expensive no matter where you buy them.
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,441
Posted By CanadianX
How tall is your wife? My wife is tallish at...

How tall is your wife? My wife is tallish at 5'6" and change and has a 230L that she can easily flat foot. Our friend has the same bike and is about 5'4" and is comfortable on the bike, not far...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,773
Posted By CanadianX
See that right there is the problem I tend to run...

See that right there is the problem I tend to run fire roads at 90 - 100 mph. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,773
Posted By CanadianX
Most of my riding is off road and aggressive on...

Most of my riding is off road and aggressive on throttle and my light comes on at about 150km pretty consistently. If I ride less aggressively with a mix of off road and commute time I'll hit about...
Forum: Canada 09-10-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By CanadianX
Icon Patrol has a hood and a 2l water carrier....

Icon Patrol has a hood and a 2l water carrier. The new models are around $400 though. I figure any jacket with some protection works, then buy a light rain coat that is a couple sizes larger to pull...
Forum: Canada 09-10-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By CanadianX
Can't really say what is and isn't necessary....

Can't really say what is and isn't necessary. It's all about your personal comfort balanced against how you view the risk. Me I had a good crash two years ago. I was wearing rinding pants but only...
Forum: Canada 09-10-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,405
Posted By CanadianX
Yeah you'd have to be a complete loon to ride in...

Yeah you'd have to be a complete loon to ride in say Northern Ontario and Quebec in the winter.

Tempting but no. I'll ride until they start salting.
On Vancouver Island, no problem it never gets...
Forum: Canada 09-10-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By CanadianX
Need is subjective unitl you crash :D On road...

Need is subjective unitl you crash :D
On road I wear a heavy combat type boot, ballistic nylon pants with knee protection and ballistic nylon jacket with elbow, shoulder and back protection, and of...
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