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Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21,191
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Posted By slidefighter
Good info on my bike cover question. Thanks for...

Good info on my bike cover question. Thanks for the help. I found a couple of others for those who need something a bit larger to cover your 690 plus a load of tail bags and a duffle:...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21,191
Views: 2,525,178
Posted By slidefighter
Bike Cover

Just realized that my "large" Dryrider cover does not fit my 690 in its "fully farkled" state, meaning with Wolfman tank bag, side bags, and duffle etc. Anyone find a good waterproof/weatherproof...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21,191
Views: 2,525,178
Posted By slidefighter
Palmstate: I have the Kouba too. Just had a...

Palmstate: I have the Kouba too. Just had a welder friend cut the side stand back like everyone else is suggesting. Then I had him weld about a 2" heavy washer on in place of the relatively small...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 22,923
Posted By slidefighter
Steve: Thanks for the information. I'll...

Steve: Thanks for the information. I'll definitely check them out. Really enjoying your RR.


Lee...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 22,923
Posted By slidefighter
Good info Steve, thanks for that. Would you...

Good info Steve, thanks for that. Would you object to sharing who your organized tour of Burma is with? I've got Burma way up on my must see list.

Thanks,


Lee...
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 22,923
Posted By slidefighter
Great report, Steve. I just tuned in, nice to...

Great report, Steve. I just tuned in, nice to see an RR that's all about bikes, the ride, the people, the places, and the things to do. I'm really enjoying your ride. Can't wait for Burma. That's...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21,191
Views: 2,525,178
Posted By slidefighter
MOSFET Replacement Rectifiers

JHammer: Are you still building replacement Shindengen FH020AA MOSFET based rectifier kits for KTM 690's. I think you had them with high quality connectors, etc. I'd be interested if you are still...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21,191
Views: 2,525,178
Posted By slidefighter
People are riding 690's two up, but I think the...

People are riding 690's two up, but I think the majority on this site would recommend against it. Not really a two-up bike over the long haul in my opinion. Best to ride it like it was designed;...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21,191
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Posted By slidefighter
Thanks for the info, guys. Got some fresh...

Thanks for the info, guys. Got some fresh 'tubes' on order.

Regards,


Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21,191
Views: 2,525,178
Posted By slidefighter
Ummm yes, but Adventure Spec (for example) is...

Ummm yes, but Adventure Spec (for example) is saying they are out of stock until Feb, 2017! Where are you guys getting them from?


Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21,191
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Posted By slidefighter
I'm shopping for heavy duty front and rear tubes...

I'm shopping for heavy duty front and rear tubes as spares for my upcoming trip. I see UHD Michelins in 18", and HD's in 16', 17", and 19" but not 18". Am I missing something or should I look...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21,191
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Posted By slidefighter
Hahahaha ... you sound exactly like me! Thanks...

Hahahaha ... you sound exactly like me! Thanks for the info...



Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21,191
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Posted By slidefighter
Poondangle: Out of interest, is that front and...

Poondangle: Out of interest, is that front and back or is the front 20mm and the rear 25mm?


Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 21,191
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Posted By slidefighter
Anyone have the diameter of the axles on the 690...

Anyone have the diameter of the axles on the 690 handy? I'd like to order one of those, but there's no need to order the whole kit if you're only running a 690.


Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4,652
Views: 1,581,791
Posted By slidefighter
Yes, DSR is still around; I got my racks only...

Yes, DSR is still around; I got my racks only last week. Andy is an individual entrepreneur and will make racks for your to your specification. I actually asked for the lower, forward position and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4,652
Views: 1,581,791
Posted By slidefighter
If you want racks just like the...

If you want racks just like the no-longer-available Wolfman's, contact DSR. I really like mine, very well made and great individual service.

http://www.dualsportracks.com/ktm/...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 67,924
Posted By slidefighter
Just got started on this RR and what a great...

Just got started on this RR and what a great find. Not near the end yet, but just wanted to say that obviously your Dad is one tough customer!


Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21,191
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Posted By slidefighter
DirtJack: I like the looks and quality of the KTM...

DirtJack: I like the looks and quality of the KTM Twins billet cap too, but for $195? Sheesh! By the way, why is the vertical tube on the one I have so darn tall in the first place? Anybody know?...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21,191
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Posted By slidefighter
On a billet fuel filler, the vent tube on the cap...

On a billet fuel filler, the vent tube on the cap that you use sticks up about 2-3 inches. Just wondering about that; can that be safely trimmed and how? I expect that my duffle bag is going to sit...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4,652
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Posted By slidefighter
Toi: Those are some remarkable pictures. Your...

Toi: Those are some remarkable pictures. Your river crossing system is very interesting but not very practical for RTW riding I wouldn't think. Thanks for sharing; you're clearly not afraid to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4,652
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Posted By slidefighter
Darren: Haven't saddled it up to see how...

Darren: Haven't saddled it up to see how everything fits yet, so the answer is I don't know. I'll see how all that goes when the time comes (Christmas and all, you know?!).


Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4,652
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Posted By slidefighter
Dual Sport Racks

Now that Wolfman is not doing racks for the 690 anymore, I got these from Andy at Dual Sport Racks: http://www.dualsportracks.com/ and dualsportracks@gmail.com.

Andy modded them a bit for me,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21,191
Views: 2,525,178
Posted By slidefighter
Well, just wow! I'm obviously doing this all...

Well, just wow! I'm obviously doing this all wrong!

Oh well, at least my airplane looks cutting edge!


Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 21,191
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Posted By slidefighter
Cyborg/Orange: That is a very impressive setup. ...

Cyborg/Orange: That is a very impressive setup. Over my head, I'm afraid, but spectacular, nevertheless. Looking forward to seeing whatever graphics, if any, go on. Be sure to include some pix. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21,191
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Posted By slidefighter
Cyborg: That's what I get for trying to...

Cyborg: That's what I get for trying to multi-task at my age! Nice rig!!

Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21,191
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Posted By slidefighter
Cyborg: You say you got 425 statute miles to...

Cyborg: You say you got 425 statute miles to engine stop, but I'm not sure how much tankage you are carrying. Is that just stock plus the two standard Rally Raid front tanks? I don't see an...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3,140
Views: 616,689
Posted By slidefighter
Breaks my heart!

Breaks my heart!
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,072
Posted By slidefighter
+1 Nice work, thanks for the effort.

+1 Nice work, thanks for the effort.
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,421
Posted By slidefighter
Thanks for the inputs everyone. It's not that I...

Thanks for the inputs everyone. It's not that I necessarily want to carry a knife in England, it's that I'll be traveling all year and will certainly do some "unofficial" camping in the wilder areas...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,421
Posted By slidefighter
Knives

I've seen all the ADV recommendations on knives etc; got a couple of nice ones. However, I just dropped off-line with friends in England and they tell me that carrying a knife in England is (mostly)...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4,652
Views: 1,581,791
Posted By slidefighter
Thanks for the feedback. I have a stock Wings...

Thanks for the feedback. I have a stock Wings exhaust canister and an HD headlight. Everything that is not stock is pretty much "adventure specific": Rack and bags, shimmy damper, chain oiler,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4,652
Views: 1,581,791
Posted By slidefighter
Sounds like I should drop Switzerland from my...

Sounds like I should drop Switzerland from my riding plans next year. My bike would never pass, I don't think. How do foreigners have any way of knowing what the regulations are in the many...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By slidefighter
All great info everyone thanks! There are a...

All great info everyone thanks! There are a couple of things here for me to try.

Thinc2: Can you tell me are you using Dragon on a PC or on a Mac? It seems to work well for you and since I can...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By slidefighter
Anyone Using Dragon?

Thinking of using Dragon to help with regular RR postings on my trip next year. I have both an Asus and a mini-iPad. Anyone using Dragon who might fill me in on how well it works (if it works!). ...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,483
Posted By slidefighter
Kuk: I'm headed over next year as well. Any...

Kuk: I'm headed over next year as well. Any chance you can post route/track information from your GPS?

Thanks!


Lee...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,292
Posted By slidefighter
1. Fabulous ride, you guys are good! 2. How...

1. Fabulous ride, you guys are good!

2. How in the world did you fix a flat tire in one minute?

Thanks for sharing. Nice work.



Lee...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4,104
Views: 2,088,896
Posted By slidefighter
Have fun, Noah! Is there an engine in that...

Have fun, Noah! Is there an engine in that thing? Kinda high in the front...
Forum: Vendors 11-16-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,430
Posted By slidefighter
Insurance Question

Martin: I'm committed to shipping my own bike over from the U.S. (I have it customized for an RTW trip). A question about insurance, if you don't mind: I don't see any insurance information on the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-16-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,862
Posted By slidefighter
Just ran across this site. I live kind of in the...

Just ran across this site. I live kind of in the middle of it, in Ridgeland. Been working out some "dirt routes" in the area and have put together a bit of an excursion. If anyone is interested,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21,191
Views: 2,525,178
Posted By slidefighter
Well, you might have a point there since mine was...

Well, you might have a point there since mine was the one they recommended and is solid all the way around. My impression is that the slotted ones were designed for specific bikes that need the...
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