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Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,978
Posted By t30
I'll keep my DR until it blows up which is likely...

I'll keep my DR until it blows up which is likely never. I do have a 14 KTM 1190 in my stable and I'm going to pick up a KTM350EXC-f next fall. All are great but the DR has a special nitch. Like...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 98,350
Views: 18,737,318
Posted By t30
Man, I could have used this tip the first time I...

Man, I could have used this tip the first time I swapped the DR clutch a few years ago. Tip: don't turn your clutch cover sideways with the screws still in it while hovering over your bike that's on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-24-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,229
Views: 69,475
Posted By t30
Still on the fence. Froze my ass off the first...

Still on the fence. Froze my ass off the first night last year then got drenched the last night. Although the good fun in between those days do have me thinking.

Oh hell, I'll probably go...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-31-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,606
Posted By t30
It's pretty easy with a 3/16" steel rod with a...

It's pretty easy with a 3/16" steel rod with a rounded end. I slide it underneath the grip then I rotate it to work it around the grip. As it makes it's way around it separates the glued grip from...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-31-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,606
Posted By t30
Piece of cake. I did that crap and more already...

Piece of cake. I did that crap and more already just to run DC power to my GPS cradle. Hopefully mine will be sitting on the kitchen table when I get home.
Forum: Orange Crush 01-31-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,603
Posted By t30
I just simply ran the crap out of mine until it...

I just simply ran the crap out of mine until it reached 600 miles, then it turned into a pumpkin.

Seriously, i ran it normally with an occasional flirt with the red light. But that's about it. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-26-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3,732
Views: 493,483
Posted By t30
Chain Tension

I checked my chain tension at about the mid-point and it was within specs. The owner's manual prescribes the amount of play its supposed to have but it doesn't say where exactly to check. I just...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-26-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3,732
Views: 493,483
Posted By t30
How?

How?
Forum: Orange Crush 01-26-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By t30
Parabellum

This one works well for me on my 1190 Adventure No buffeting at high speed (60+) unlike I experienced with the OEM.

http://imageshack.com/a/img138/3438/3sdg.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 01-26-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3,732
Views: 493,483
Posted By t30
New Windshield

All

I got spoiled with the Super Tenere's Parabellum windshield so I decided to get one for my KTM 1190 adventure.

See the pic below. Its the tall KTM 1190 windshield on the low position. Not...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-20-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6,775
Views: 1,563,043
Posted By t30
Oil Change w/KTM skid Plate

Has anyone come up with an ingenious way of changing the oil and filter on the KTM1190 with minimal disassembly of the KTM factory skid plate?

I would like to hear that it can be done with an oil...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-18-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6,775
Views: 1,563,043
Posted By t30
Just got mine in December and I really like it....

Just got mine in December and I really like it. Its been an unusually cold and rainy winter here in Georgia USA, so miles have been few.

http://imageshack.com/a/img703/8145/xrd9.jpg

Not...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-07-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6,775
Views: 1,563,043
Posted By t30
And it was a very nice ride. Now I'm obsessing...

And it was a very nice ride. Now I'm obsessing over the search for accessories and I don't even have the bike yet.

Like I always tell my wife, its a sickness......
Forum: Orange Crush 11-03-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6,775
Views: 1,563,043
Posted By t30
New Moto

I just put a deposit on a 2014 KTM Adventure. I appears the bike will be delivered on or about the end of the month. I knew I'd be sucked into buying one after riding it. This is the perfect...
Forum: Face plant 07-02-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,019
Posted By t30
Hang In there

Two and a half weeks ago I was laid up on my back. I landed off a jump at the local MX track that weekend and it really screwed up my back. Not the first back issue, I've had occasional pain for...
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,784
Posted By t30
This is a no brainer. Get the ABS. The old adage...

This is a no brainer. Get the ABS. The old adage better to have it and not needed it rings so true here. I get tired of reading articles about riders who crash into on coming cars that turn right...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 98,350
Views: 18,737,318
Posted By t30
I've ridden quite a bit of single track with my...

I've ridden quite a bit of single track with my heavily modded DR650. I haven't set any land speed records on it but it sure trackers pretty well. My fears are long steep muddy climbs or drops,...
Forum: Face plant 06-20-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 39,720
Posted By t30
All good insight. My Doc says my discs are fine...

All good insight. My Doc says my discs are fine but what I have is spondylosis in the lumbar developed from strain. The X-rays show my L3 is clearly forward of L4 and L2 and that's why he wants to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 396,079
Posted By t30
Not sure why there is so much BS between some...

Not sure why there is so much BS between some Harley riders and guys on other bikes. Hell I like them all!

But since motorcycle funds and garage space are not infinite in my household, I have...
Forum: Face plant 06-18-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 39,720
Posted By t30
Broke Back

I may be joining the club soon. The Ortho wants to fuse L3 and L4 in my lower back due to an old injury that gets aggravated often. Although it doesn't hurt all the time, it can show up without...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 98,350
Views: 18,737,318
Posted By t30
I get about 15k from my chains and about the same...

I get about 15k from my chains and about the same perhaps a bit less from my sprockets. I ride both street and dirt. My Cush rubber is still OE on my 09 DR at 34k miles
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-15-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 32,329
Posted By t30
There are a few of us coming up from west central...

There are a few of us coming up from west central GA/E AL. I can't wait! Already starting to prep my bike camping gear.
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 98,350
Views: 18,737,318
Posted By t30
High Compression Piston

My bike has all the usual mods (I.e. pumper carb, power bomb, FMF Q4, suspension etc). Right now it lifts the front end on a roll in first and almost in second? For those of you who have done the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-30-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30,185
Views: 2,265,178
Posted By t30
If I tried half that crap on my 300 I'd probably...

If I tried half that crap on my 300 I'd probably end up in traction.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-28-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 32,329
Posted By t30
......already paid so I guess I gotta be in! ...

......already paid so I guess I gotta be in! :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,312
Posted By t30
I have a lifted 98 Taco wtih 33s. I have a...

I have a lifted 98 Taco wtih 33s. I have a longways folding 7' ramp that I use to walk my DR650 up and ride my KTM300 up with no issues. I attached two 5/8" boards on the left side of the ramp to...
Forum: The Garage 06-27-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,928
Posted By t30
Nice! That's what I need. I'm starting to wear...

Nice! That's what I need. I'm starting to wear out the sand filled five gallon bucket and my hands are getting tired of using those trail spoons.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-25-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 30,185
Views: 2,265,178
Posted By t30
I started riding back in the 1970s. I had to...

I started riding back in the 1970s. I had to take a long hiatus (kids, work, wife, etc). I got back into riding about 5 years ago. I don’t recall anyone waving back in those days, certainly...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-25-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,819
Posted By t30
Its best to get one that's already titled out of...

Its best to get one that's already titled out of state then get a new title once you register the bike in GA. TN, MI, AZ. NM, CO, WA are just a few states that allow plating. I'm sure there are...
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,247
Posted By t30
I ride close to the front and the forward lean of...

I ride close to the front and the forward lean of the OEM is a bit annoying but I do like the height. The other issue is the foam on the stock seat is a bit soft. I can feel the hard edges of the...
Forum: Vendors 04-09-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 233,283
Posted By t30
Mark I just ordered one of your neat...

Mark

I just ordered one of your neat devices. Looks like the right thing to fix the off idle stumble of my new Yamaha Terere.
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,786
Posted By t30
They look cool. Based on the pics it looks more...

They look cool. Based on the pics it looks more like a casual ridng boot with the off road look and some but not serious protection. My concern would be that anything with the medial entry zipper is...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,747
Posted By t30
Go for it! I ride my 09 on everything from...

Go for it!

I ride my 09 on everything from crazy single track to 75 MPH long trips on the interstate. There's no better all around bike. You don't need to wash the bike for it to look good....
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6,043
Views: 1,286,475
Posted By t30
Suspension Shop

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I'm definitely going to ride it hard before I plunge into anything extensive. I need...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 30,185
Views: 2,265,178
Posted By t30
[QUOTE=Tellico Camper;17819891]Hop across the...

[QUOTE=Tellico Camper;17819891]Hop across the state line into Murphy NC and a whole new world of Dual Sport opens up. Keep an eye out for the upcoming Scream'n Beaver Rally if you want to get into a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6,043
Views: 1,286,475
Posted By t30
Suspension Shop

I've read several posts commenting on the "bad suspension" of the 09. I have noticed that the fork springs are kind of stiff but the rear springs seems to be within the adjustment range for my...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-23-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 30,185
Views: 2,265,178
Posted By t30
Greetings all Just stumbled onto this...

Greetings all

Just stumbled onto this thread. I'm a Georgia rider in the Columbus area. In addtion to local dirt road riding, I frequent the North Georgia OHV areas and the FSR in mountains of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,870
Posted By t30
705 rear last me about 6k on my DR650 and I still...

705 rear last me about 6k on my DR650 and I still have the front after about 12k miles. I cant say enough good things about these tires. Theyre cheap and othey run great on pavement and will do...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6,043
Views: 1,286,475
Posted By t30
I spent the better part of my Saturday afternoon...

I spent the better part of my Saturday afternoon and evening going through my "new to me" 09 G450X. The valve clearances for all were within spec range, although one exhaust valve is close .23mm...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 80,183
Posted By t30
I rebuilt mine with a RT Gold valve and added a...

I rebuilt mine with a RT Gold valve and added a heavier spring. Its great now. No more pogoing off the top of jumps. It launches perfectly with just the right throttle input.

I'm still trying...
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