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Forum: Orange Crush Today, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By armourbl
I would take it to a reputable shop and have it...

I would take it to a reputable shop and have it welded. If you JB Weld it, you will make welding it later really hard to do.

ben
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 19,059
Posted By armourbl
Been waiting for this one for the wife. She can't...

Been waiting for this one for the wife. She can't comfortably touch the ground or get anything else off the kickstand because of the weight. Anyone know yet if the seat height and ergos are the same...
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 22,849
Posted By armourbl
Tried on one of the motocross versions in a local...

Tried on one of the motocross versions in a local shop. They had them on huge discount for $89. Was mostly interested in the fit, but might have bought one at that price anyways. Large was way too...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-03-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By armourbl
Did you pull the calibers and remove the pads?...

Did you pull the calibers and remove the pads? Could be mud packed around the pads preventing them from moving properly. I know on my mud ride the calipers were packed solid.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-30-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By armourbl
Just be sure to monitor it. You don't want it to...

Just be sure to monitor it. You don't want it to pop out anymore than is necessary. It might also take more than one freeze session.

Also note that the pipe in that video is Titanium. Might be...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-30-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By armourbl
And the most expensive. LOL. Just replaced...

And the most expensive. LOL.

Just replaced mine with these. Hard pill to swallow. I sure hope they last longer than my last set. I had just replaced them on my CRF450R and the very next ride fell...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-30-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By armourbl
Lots of tricks out there for getting the dent...

Lots of tricks out there for getting the dent back out. Never done any of them myself. Might be better to just leave it alone if you don't notice any performance issues.

ben
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-28-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By armourbl
Look up Locust Point. Just a little beyond...

Look up Locust Point. Just a little beyond Jacob's Lake. Free to camp there. No facilities. You can put your tent right on the edge of the canyon. It is a mountain bike destination because it is the...
Forum: Vendors 06-28-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 229,424
Posted By armourbl
I finally got a chance last weekend to test ride...

I finally got a chance last weekend to test ride my new seat. KTM 990 Adventure Baja Edition. The upgraded seat my bike came with new was better than previous years from reviews I've seen, but still...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 191,911
Posted By armourbl
I would disagree. This chest armor is not a roost...

I would disagree. This chest armor is not a roost guard. It is more meant for impacts to the chest like hitting the tank or handlebars during a crash. It isn't nearly as substantial as the back...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-28-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By armourbl
It is a shame there isn't a better place to carry...

It is a shame there isn't a better place to carry the fuel.

ben
Forum: Orange Crush 06-28-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10,265
Views: 2,095,707
Posted By armourbl
Do tell how you got those clean lines with the...

Do tell how you got those clean lines with the Plasti Dip paint. Also give us an update in a bit about how durable it is holding up for you.

I painted my lower tank guards and crash bars black...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-27-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,827
Posted By armourbl
Thanks for that. That is a great price for that...

Thanks for that. That is a great price for that item. I sure wish the hose were back at the original $50 offering. Oh well. I'll order them up today.

ben
Forum: Orange Crush 06-27-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,827
Posted By armourbl
I was talking about the oil filter cap with the...

I was talking about the oil filter cap with the magnet.

ben
Forum: Orange Crush 06-27-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,827
Posted By armourbl
Unless I'm missing it somehow, I don't see it on...

Unless I'm missing it somehow, I don't see it on your site.

ben
Forum: Orange Crush 06-27-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 872
Posted By armourbl
Here are all of the BA15s bulbs they have. ...

Here are all of the BA15s bulbs they have.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/s-series-bulbs/filter/Base,1156,1,40:

If I were trying, I'd try this one as I believe it would have the best chance...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-26-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,827
Posted By armourbl
Looks like the F-109n: ENGINE OIL DRAIN VALVE...

Looks like the F-109n: ENGINE OIL DRAIN VALVE 12MM-1.5 is the right size -- don't take my word for it though please.

http://www.qwikvalve.com/fumoto-f109n-valve.html

ben
Forum: Orange Crush 06-26-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,827
Posted By armourbl
I'd like to make the one in the original post...

I'd like to make the one in the original post with the parts list, but with a rubber hose instead of steel braided. Again, the metal shavings/magnet thing is holding me back at the moment.

ben
Forum: Orange Crush 06-26-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,186
Posted By armourbl
Come on guys. Just because some of us feel that a...

Come on guys. Just because some of us feel that a lot of aftermarket is overpriced doesn't make us cheap or unappreciative of the people who bring these items to market.

There are good examples...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-26-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 872
Posted By armourbl
I'm also looking to do this. Please let me know...

I'm also looking to do this. Please let me know what you discover. Post up before and after pics if you can please.

Try this thread for more info....
Forum: Orange Crush 06-26-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10,265
Views: 2,095,707
Posted By armourbl
This would piss me off for sure. First you need...

This would piss me off for sure. First you need to relocate the kickstand to where it should have been in the first place, and then you can't even rely on it in the end?

ben
Forum: Orange Crush 06-26-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,827
Posted By armourbl
Bringing this one back to life. Like Keener,...

Bringing this one back to life.

Like Keener, I'm hesitant to get this hose (though I really want my oil changes to be as easy as they should have been without me buying more parts) mainly because...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By armourbl
I changed my fork seals last week and that fell...

I changed my fork seals last week and that fell out of one of the tubes while draining. I freaked out. Turns out, you just slip it back in. No big deal. Just make sure the rod seats properly before...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,186
Posted By armourbl
Well you are both right really. But I'm siding...

Well you are both right really. But I'm siding more with ADVill. The mark up on some of this stuff is just outright ridiculous. But, we as the consumers feed the beast by voting with our wallets and...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,541
Posted By armourbl
I don't have an SE, but I'd still be curious to...

I don't have an SE, but I'd still be curious to see the video that was taken of the test.

ben
Forum: Orange Crush 06-21-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By armourbl
I'm tired of people not seeming to see my turn or...

I'm tired of people not seeming to see my turn or brake signals. I want to order some of these but don't know what color to order. Are you guys getting the White LED options and relying on the color...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-21-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,235
Posted By armourbl
For reals, where is the update information on the...

For reals, where is the update information on the rally? I was an earlier registration and haven't received any correspondence or information to date. :huh

I'm planning to camp, so I sure hope...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-21-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,034
Posted By armourbl
I think you are describing the Tidal Wave...

I think you are describing the Tidal Wave section. I've only rode the loop once on a mountain bike. Most of it seemed fine for a dirt bike to me, but the adventure bike would have been serious pucker...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-21-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By armourbl
I was on the fence hard recently. Had the same...

I was on the fence hard recently. Had the same thoughts. I was lucky enough to have a friend with a new 2014 690 and he let me take it out solo for a morning ride. I took it on pavement, freeway,...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-19-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,640
Posted By armourbl
I recognized this as a potential issue from the...

I recognized this as a potential issue from the beginning and therefore got some Klim Mojave over the boot pants. Big leather panels on the inside of the legs. No boots rubbing the bodywork.

I'm a...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-19-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,034
Posted By armourbl
mad props to anyone who can ride Slick Rock on a...

mad props to anyone who can ride Slick Rock on a big adventure bike. There are plenty of pucker factor spots in there and a fall will scar your bike for life, if you are lucky that is all the...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-19-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,027
Posted By armourbl
How about this. ...

How about this.

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-950-990-adventure-transparent-tank-protection-sticker-set

ben
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,863
Posted By armourbl
Biggest difference I could see between the Large...

Biggest difference I could see between the Large and X-Large was the length of the sleeves and how much room there was inside the sleeves. I'm a 44" chest, and I went Large. But you weight about 30...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,863
Posted By armourbl
I've had a similar injury from a mountain bike...

I've had a similar injury from a mountain bike accident. I was wearing elbow/forearm pad. Elbows, wrists, and heel of both hands injured but nothing broken. The wrists were the longest to heal...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-18-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,034
Posted By armourbl
Yes, do report back about your ride. Love to hear...

Yes, do report back about your ride. Love to hear about what it was like, what trails/routes you took, etc.

ben
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,365
Posted By armourbl
Hot is hot. For me, you need an insulating layer...

Hot is hot. For me, you need an insulating layer in the heat just as you would in the cold. You want that hot air and direct sun light to be off your skin if possible. I have a Badlands and Induction...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-15-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10,265
Views: 2,095,707
Posted By armourbl
I've done that before on other bikes. I'll give...

I've done that before on other bikes. I'll give it a try since it is worth trying. Parts are on order already, but I'll just save them for later if it holds.

ben
Forum: Orange Crush 06-14-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By armourbl
Do you guys prefer the SM style instead of the...

Do you guys prefer the SM style instead of the regular? I was thinking to use what is on the 2014 690. I looked at my buddy's and it is made by Polisport.

ben
Forum: Orange Crush 06-14-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10,265
Views: 2,095,707
Posted By armourbl
Went to go look at her in the garage, see how she...

Went to go look at her in the garage, see how she was doing and there was a puddle under the front tire. Right fork seal leaking :cry less than 3,000 miles. New seals ordered. I guess I'll be...
Forum: Vendors 06-10-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 229,424
Posted By armourbl
Just ordered the tall 2up version for my 990 with...

Just ordered the tall 2up version for my 990 with gripper top and carbon side. I sure hope this makes riding for more than an hour possible without butt cramps. Also wanted the tall to give more room...
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