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Forum: Racing 01-09-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By Travlr
Stage 3 start

I added the photos we got of Stage 3 start line.

The course did 3 lengths of the river bottom under a huge bridge then proceeds off into the desert.

We arrived in time to catch the trucks as...
Forum: Racing 01-09-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By Travlr
2015 dakar photo dump

Hello all, here is a link to my Stage 2 photo dump.

These were taken at the transition to the special stage which is basically the 60km pavement ride (not race) to the final check in point which...
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 25,969
Posted By Travlr
gps route?

hello all, is there a published route that can be viewed to find the race out in the countryside. GPS type thing. I am currently in San Juan, awaiting the arrival of the racers tomorrow.

Seems...
Forum: Latin America 12-12-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,397
Posted By Travlr
Heideneau in Chile

They are common in Chile, most big bikes have them on. Contact MotoAventura for them, in Santiago, Osorno, Punta Arenas.

they are a tour company with 80 BMW bikes, they run Heideneaus on all their...
Forum: Latin America 12-12-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,632
Posted By Travlr
gas solution

Hello, we also ran into various issues when buying gas. It seemed they would fill a gas can anywhere, but would not put the hose into the bike at the gas stations with cameras. The price varied from...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7,935
Views: 1,275,967
Posted By Travlr
production of parts

Thank you.

Yes i start with the TTech large skid plate ($260) then add the extension pieces, aluminum is cheap and I do the forming and welding myself or get a buddy to weld (who is much better...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7,935
Views: 1,275,967
Posted By Travlr
pics as promised

been a bit busy, but here you go.

This little piece bolts into the passenger footpeg holes. Protects the shock rez, works as a lift handle and as a tiedown for the loop....
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,440
Posted By Travlr
daily check

Hey all, some good tips as always.

I personally check the bike at most (not all) gas stops. I don't smoke so while the riding buddies are in the nicotine recovery unit I walk around the bikes....
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By Travlr
my 2 cents

Hello, sorry to hear about your electric bug.

From my experience, the only extra lights you would need are driving lights for when you get caught in the dark. The stock daytime light is good...
Forum: Canada 08-09-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5,609
Views: 465,527
Posted By Travlr
calgary/nakusp

thanks Tokenboy and Pedro for your route advice. thanks to Lycan for posting the big loop track.

Stew
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7,935
Views: 1,275,967
Posted By Travlr
skidplate mods to protect shaft

As far as protecting the shifter shaft, I learned after breaking mine that a simple extension welded onto the skid plate that fills the gap makes all the difference. I use the Ttech large plate, then...
Forum: Canada 08-01-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5,609
Views: 465,527
Posted By Travlr
GPS tracks

Hello, does anyone have an off-pavement route from Calgary/Cochrane area to Nakusp area they would like to share. I have the Garmin 650Montana.

thanks
Stew

Oh, first post on this thread....
Forum: Canada 06-24-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By Travlr
are you still in Calgary?

if so try Anderwerks or Universal cycle. they are in the same neighborhood and should be able to help. If not in the same area there is a KTM dealer, and a couple other bike shops. If you can get...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7,935
Views: 1,275,967
Posted By Travlr
nuts in the slot

nope problem at all. I read that some people had to turn down the OD of the flange on the KTM nuts but this has not been an issue with mine? maybe KTM changed the design a bit or something.
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7,935
Views: 1,275,967
Posted By Travlr
ah nuts

I recently had the same issue, could not for the life of me get the rear axle nut off with a proper spanner wrench being used. Resorted to a 16" pipe wrench, that did the trick but also mangled the...
Forum: Americas 05-11-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By Travlr
We travelled CA on F800GS's and did alright but...

We travelled CA on F800GS's and did alright but found they were big in traffic (hard to split lanes in cities due to width) and fully loaded were a bit much off-pavement (lots of this done anyway...
Forum: Americas 05-11-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,318
Posted By Travlr
route options

Hello, after riding both CA (2010/2011) and SA (2013/2014) they are only similar in the fact that it is near impossible to predict travel times.

If by your post title "dangerous roads" you mean...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7,935
Views: 1,275,967
Posted By Travlr
hyde sold pending payment

swimmer gets the hyde, assuming he likes what he sees.
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7,935
Views: 1,275,967
Posted By Travlr
Hyde skid plate trade deal

Hello All, I got a Hyde skid plate and a BMW stock plate for sale. They have only 1500miles on them so they are like new.

New Hyde plate - $120, New stock BMW plate - ?? but the the small TTech...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By Travlr
careful....

Just to give you some warning...STICKERS ARE NOT STUPID...:rofl

Do not clean them off as suggested, just cover them with your own. At minimum they are an icebreaker for conversation.

I can not...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7,935
Views: 1,275,967
Posted By Travlr
I would drill out the frame eyelets and put bolts...

I would drill out the frame eyelets and put bolts through with nylock nuts on the inside. At least on the top four bolts. I vibrated the threads right out of my xch frame on the CDT, using Dirt bags...
Forum: Vendors 04-08-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 138,389
Posted By Travlr
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-08-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 26,738
Posted By Travlr
FS: Delorme PN60w w/SPOT

Price adjusted to $325

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23646598#post23646598

https://picasaweb.google.com/104554692870195129669/PN60w?authkey=Gv1sRgCJjIvL-yzOz-UA
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 5,802
Views: 1,078,514
Posted By Travlr
cush drive rubbers

I have a set on order. They are a backorder item from Germany. Been waiting since August and scheduled for Nov.30 shipment from Germany, then gotta wait for A&S to ship them to me. Plan ahead if...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-01-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By Travlr
PN-60W south america maps

Hello, after reading for hours on the gps threads I have gone this route.

HELP!!!

I have a Delorme pn-60w w/spot.

Are there any maps of South America that be downloaded to this Delorme...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By Travlr
clutch issue

Hello, is it possible that the lever has also been replaced and does not provide enough travel for the cable to disengage the clutch??

just brainstorming.
Forum: The Garage 03-21-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,581
Posted By Travlr
best money spent for tire repair

Hello, as I am a fond believer in tubes. (yes that is my own dillusional thought process). I have found the best thing for breaking beads in the shop or on the side of a mountain is the best rest...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7,935
Views: 1,275,967
Posted By Travlr
oh that one.

That is the oil line that runs from the scavenger/suction pump to the oil tank. maybe we should switch to pm's.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7,935
Views: 1,275,967
Posted By Travlr
The bolt that is slightly obstructed (in the...

The bolt that is slightly obstructed (in the picture only) is one of the bolts to remove the left crank case cover. I think that is the one you are asking about.

The bolt at the right end of the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7,935
Views: 1,275,967
Posted By Travlr
http://i753.photobucket.com/albums/xx176/stew2010/...

http://i753.photobucket.com/albums/xx176/stew2010/K15_R17005b_small.jpg
Remove #1, fluid will drain from motor.

http://i753.photobucket.com/albums/xx176/stew2010/K15_R17006b_preview.jpg
Remove...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,636
Posted By Travlr
Not solved yet...

Just a quick update, the electrical issue is not solved yet...but I am about half way complete the selector shaft replacement. I will post a full thread once completed. awaiting parts.
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By Travlr
size matters

Hello, I am not 6'3" or 230lbs. But I do own a couple of Xchallenges and I am learning of their strengths/weakness. They are great bikes for what they are, as is any bike. There are some mods that...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,636
Posted By Travlr
Hmmmm

Still looking.....for electric problem???

So I thought I would take it out for a ride again. Stayed on most of the time when at road speed and only cut out when slowing down for corners and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,636
Posted By Travlr
Thanks, tried that the other day but the two...

Thanks, tried that the other day but the two wires are still soundly connected. My buddy had that problem causing the bike to die. put in a toggle switch and bypassed the key altogether.
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,636
Posted By Travlr
I have disconnected-cleaned-reconnected all the...

I have disconnected-cleaned-reconnected all the connectors I can find, including all sensors, and everything behind the headlight. The ignition wires are still connected and solid. I had recently...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7,935
Views: 1,275,967
Posted By Travlr
xchallenge instrument woes

Tried that, they are soundly attached. The bike never dies out when the lights go off, and it always has power to the ignition system for starting.

I have also noticed that when the key is...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7,935
Views: 1,275,967
Posted By Travlr
Question Instrument cluster issue?

I had posted this in the garage section, but this is probably the better location. Help!

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=851205
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,636
Posted By Travlr
Question Xchallenge instrument cluster issue???

Hello all, for the last week or so my instrument cluster has been acting up. When the key is turned on with the motor off, the dash lights seem to work fine. They run through the initial check and...
Forum: Americas 09-07-2010, 04:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By Travlr
riding south

Hey simon, we are heading from Calgary to Panama with departure date in late Oct. returning for early Mar. Due to our late start we are shipping bikes (F8gs) to Phoenix and riding from there. Please...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-18-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,119
Posted By Travlr
thanks for the link

Thanks for the link Onemunk, but alas no cure found...yet.
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