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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) Today, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 550
Posted By antirich5
I'm going to go with the Steering head nut. Mine...

I'm going to go with the Steering head nut. Mine seems to get chronically loose, despite having three different dealers tightening it over the last 3K miles.


Don't know if any of them have used...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) Yesterday, 07:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,426
Posted By antirich5
Yea, I added the Antigravity plug in harness;...

Yea, I added the Antigravity plug in harness; which is basically a thicker cable and larger fuse. All designed specially for the Microstart. Should work with a battery tender too (although Battery...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) Yesterday, 06:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,353
Posted By antirich5
Yep, I agree with all of this. No reason why...

Yep, I agree with all of this.

No reason why they can't just make it a simple switch and an ECU flash. The switch just needs to send a code to the ECU, lights can remain on the switch or...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By antirich5
I did a quick stop at Monmouth on my way to Death...

I did a quick stop at Monmouth on my way to Death Valley last year. Beautiful area, and the road up there is absolutely amazing (wide sweepers with perfect banking). I would recommend getting a bike...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 06:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 799
Posted By antirich5
I was there with the wife and kid some 8 years...

I was there with the wife and kid some 8 years ago in August; Bay of Fundy area. The morning we set out to go sea kayaking, it was 51 degrees!

We crossed the province from New Brunswick side down...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-21-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,101
Posted By antirich5
Very happy with my Givi Trekkers. Versatile, easy...

Very happy with my Givi Trekkers. Versatile, easy to use and quite durable while being lightweight:


https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8602/15711831044_75f30244cf_b.jpg
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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-21-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 23,828
Posted By antirich5
Yep, one way from the Nevada side entrance....

Yep, one way from the Nevada side entrance. Probably because a lot of the inner canyon road won't fit two vehicles (4 wheel types) passing each other.

There's a two way 'loop' from the paved road...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By antirich5
That's really cool of them. I tried the same...

That's really cool of them. I tried the same tactic at a few dealerships in my current west coast trip. Longest they would hold it was 4 weeks :-(

Vegas KTM dealer said they would charge me $15...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By antirich5
As a fellow east coaster, he's going to be blown...

As a fellow east coaster, he's going to be blown away with any of these places. The upper West coast is pretty spectacular for those who don't live there.

Shame you can't do a one way rental, that...
Forum: Americas 01-16-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By antirich5
I think September would be fine; easy enough to...

I think September would be fine; easy enough to avoid the altitudes that'll have snow in CO and Utah. I left Durango Colorado last September 4th, and it was 83 degrees.

I would wait till after...
Forum: Americas 01-15-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By antirich5
Panamint Springs is excellent for food/ beer, not...

Panamint Springs is excellent for food/ beer, not bad for camping too. BUT, they have the highest gas prices in the valley (the whole place runs on diesel generators). Gas was over $6/gal last...
Forum: Americas 01-15-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By antirich5
I belive capital reef will be too cold that time...

I belive capital reef will be too cold that time of year (very high elevation). I'm also wondering if the south rim is susceptible to snow that time of year as well.

As cool as the Grand Canyon...
Forum: Americas 01-14-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,619
Posted By antirich5
I did find a guy in Mohab who rents Gas Gas and...

I did find a guy in Mohab who rents Gas Gas and KTMs, all street legal. There's also smaller Honda/Yamaha 250s at some of the larger places, but i don't think they were street legal.

If you're...
Forum: Americas 01-14-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By antirich5
Did that route for the first time last year, but...

Did that route for the first time last year, but oposite direction. A few notes/lessons:

If you have to start in SFO, take the tunnel from Pacifica (cool suburban area) to the other side of the...
Forum: Americas 01-14-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By antirich5
I pretty did what you're asking for last...

I pretty did what you're asking for last September; then continued the trip in October; all street. Durango Colorado to San Diego then up the entire PCH to San Francisco. Back again from San...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-14-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By antirich5
Yea, you want to make sure you ONLY use the plugs...

Yea, you want to make sure you ONLY use the plugs labeled ASSC 1 (I believe). This is the switched power plug. The other ones won't work reliably and will throw CANBUS errors.

Found this out the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-14-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,631
Posted By antirich5
That's interesting. While moving, my heated grips...

That's interesting. While moving, my heated grips menu (along with a few others) doesn't show up. I have to come to a stop, and i think neutral, before the menu shows up.

These are the factory...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-14-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,426
Posted By antirich5
I dunno, found my 1190 to be one of the most...

I dunno, found my 1190 to be one of the most reliable starting bikes I've owned. Granted, it does sound slow to crank, but it is a big V-twin.

Had it sitting for 2 months, started in 50 degree...
Forum: Americas 01-11-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 897
Posted By antirich5
I've trailers way too many bikes to count in my...

I've trailers way too many bikes to count in my life, all types and sizes. Crashed ones too!

A wheel chock is nice, but is only needed if you're using the clip ons/bars to secure the front. It's...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-11-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,940
Posted By antirich5
Yea, but where Triumph and BMW have completely...

Yea, but where Triumph and BMW have completely different motors for their 800s, KTM just did the lazy de-stroke attempt (A la Ducati) to make a 'smaller' motor. Not a fan of this approach, makes no...
Forum: Americas 01-10-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,619
Posted By antirich5
For good MC routes; I was very impressed with...

For good MC routes; I was very impressed with Highway 395 (Death Valley to Tahoe). VERY fast, great scenery, great places to stop along the way, and VERY uncrowded. Much nicer than 95 in Nevada that...
Forum: Americas 01-08-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,619
Posted By antirich5
Well, I'm with you in that I hate crowds. All of...

Well, I'm with you in that I hate crowds. All of the places listed are great must-sees. But in regards to what to avoid when:

Arches: Try to avoid in the hottest months of July to early September;...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-08-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,921
Posted By antirich5
I have two Trekker 33 and a 42L on my 1190. Done...

I have two Trekker 33 and a 42L on my 1190. Done three long distance trips with over 4000 miles, with and without passenger. Absolutely love them, very versitle and lightweight cases. The top half...
Forum: Americas 01-07-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By antirich5
I've lived in NJ all my life, where abouts are...

I've lived in NJ all my life, where abouts are you heading for business?

For most areas, its easy to take a bus or the train to Manhattan; awesome city and well worth a few days exploring. For...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-07-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,315
Posted By antirich5
If anyone is interested, I just rented a storage...

If anyone is interested, I just rented a storage space in Las Vegas, just south of the airport on Sunset Road (about a $11 taxi, but all cabs are expensive in Vegas). The place is called Extra...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-07-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,434
Posted By antirich5
Just tried the TCK 70 front on my trip last...

Just tried the TCK 70 front on my trip last weekend. Overall, it seems pretty stable and did fine up to 118 on the Nevada Highways. Probably not as stable or responsive as the stock TA2, but hard to...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-07-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,948
Posted By antirich5
Just returned from a 800 mile trip around Vegas...

Just returned from a 800 mile trip around Vegas and Death Valley. Haven't ridden (or seen) the bike in two months, and was a very happy reunion. Can't remember when I really loved riding as much; its...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-06-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By antirich5
Just camped at Texas spring, rode mostly pavement...

Just camped at Texas spring, rode mostly pavement due to time and confidence.

Overall, probably the best paved roads I've ridden: on par with the mountains of Spain and big sur. Scenery is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-31-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,986
Posted By antirich5
Yea, I'm thinking Death Valley is going to make...

Yea, I'm thinking Death Valley is going to make more sense. Even then, I think I'm going to hotel it on Friday night, camp Saturday and Sunday when it gets warmer.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-30-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 139,333
Posted By antirich5
Wow, those photos look great! Considering...

Wow, those photos look great!

Considering the weather this weekend, I'm now thinking the lower elevations of Death Valley is probably the safest bet. Looks like 54 degrees on Sat, moving up the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-28-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,831
Posted By antirich5
I think a lot of this depends on the dealer. Some...

I think a lot of this depends on the dealer. Some of the old dirt bike only shops are probably balking at investing thousands on a ktm computer for .05% of their sales.

I had looked over at a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-28-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By antirich5
Well, a lot of us east coasters are unfamiliar...

Well, a lot of us east coasters are unfamiliar with the effects of altitude on temperature and snowfall. Arizona is not all low desert, the north can actually get a lot of snow this time of year. All...
Forum: Americas 12-28-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By antirich5
I've known a few people who've brought bikes back...

I've known a few people who've brought bikes back and fourth, some were even race bikes with no registration. Always best to have titles in hand.

From what I've been told, it's a bit of a crap...
Forum: Americas 12-28-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By antirich5
There's a guy I saw on YouTube that does dual...

There's a guy I saw on YouTube that does dual sport and adventure bike training just north west of Toronto. Looked pretty good.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-27-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,986
Posted By antirich5
Thanks a bunch. It's hard to think that all of...

Thanks a bunch. It's hard to think that all of these dirt roads are so well maintained, especially since they don't go to any real towns and such. I went to one public dirt road in Mohab (although in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-27-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,986
Posted By antirich5
Cool, I'll put it on my schedule; pending weather...

Cool, I'll put it on my schedule; pending weather of course. I'll be camping out there, so I'd prefer the nights to be over 30 degrees. Have a feeling that's not gonna happen though :-(


I went...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-27-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,434
Posted By antirich5
Overall, I was very impressed with the real world...

Overall, I was very impressed with the real world handling of the ta2 tires. Loaded with cases and passenger, I I had that beast cranked over through Big Sur and yosemite's roads at a very good pace....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-27-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,986
Posted By antirich5
What month/day was this? How tough would the...

What month/day was this?

How tough would the road be for a novice dirt guy on a big ktm with semi-street tires?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-27-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 139,333
Posted By antirich5
50 degrees? Wow, that's the temp up here in...

50 degrees? Wow, that's the temp up here in jersey and it's beautiful out. Would be riding if my ktm wasn't in Vegas :D was gonna do the whole old man 'in my day, we rode in 30 degree temps, up hill,...
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 828
Posted By antirich5
Got the Defender jacket in L. I'm 6'1", 185lbs....

Got the Defender jacket in L. I'm 6'1", 185lbs. Fits a bit snug with the liner in, especially in the arms and chest.

Probably should have gotten an XL, but wasn't available in that size.

I've...
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