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Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2014, 07:15 PM
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Posted By ArcticRider
My impression of traffic theory in SEA is a study...

My impression of traffic theory in SEA is a study in fluidity and constant motion.
They seem to abhor stopping and will adjust speeds as necessary to avoid stopping.

What really worries me when...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 1,764,405
Posted By ArcticRider
Although I don't tell ethnic jokes, I can say...

Although I don't tell ethnic jokes, I can say that they were very popular in my multi-cultural, multi-ethnic city of Chicago back when I was growing up and the funny thing was people were alot more...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3,819
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Posted By ArcticRider
Contrary to what CNN & BBC would have the world...

Contrary to what CNN & BBC would have the world believe, the anti-Thaksin protests are an effort to keep BKK and Thailand from destroying itself. ;-)

Even today things are calm. The concensus...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18,655
Views: 2,039,176
Posted By ArcticRider
I used to think that OEM was the same as Original...

I used to think that OEM was the same as Original Equipment until I owned an Audi and had 2 OEM T-belt Hydraulic Tensioners fail very prematurely.

Then I learned OEM is not the same thing as a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 44,640
Posted By ArcticRider
I see DSG is no longer selling parts. Sorry to...

I see DSG is no longer selling parts. Sorry to see they are gone as the harness they built for you looks like excellent craftsmanship.:huh

Does anyone know what became of their pegboard jig...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 18,655
Views: 2,039,176
Posted By ArcticRider
Ofcourse you weren't on pavement! What was I...

Ofcourse you weren't on pavement! What was I thinking?

Thanks for the R/R website :deal

Does anyone know if I require the mounting bracket for a 2008 690?

I am anxiously awaiting RoninMoto's...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18,655
Views: 2,039,176
Posted By ArcticRider
FWIW, A GPS measurement is an indirect...

FWIW, A GPS measurement is an indirect measurement and the speeds it provides are averages of the transit time delay between transmission and receipt of a radio signal from a Satellite over 20,000...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18,655
Views: 2,039,176
Posted By ArcticRider
Regulator/Rectifier

Can you guys recommend a trusted supplier of MOFSET Rec/Reg?

Another thread suggested I need the "FH020AA" by Shindengen.:deal

I am going to replace mine in the hopes it will resolve my...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 18,655
Views: 2,039,176
Posted By ArcticRider
Is military-grade just a generic expression or...

Is military-grade just a generic expression or are there criteria that actually qualify a harness as such? I am going to be re-building mine and would be interested in how to beef it up.

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18,655
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Posted By ArcticRider
Thanks !

Seth,
Thanks very much for the advice. After wetting it down with the hose this weekend it refuses to start at all.

Just blinks "14" and "6" and "8".

Sure appreciate your help. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 18,655
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Posted By ArcticRider
Thumb 2008 690E Dies When Wet

Hey Gents, I have a 2008 690E (14,500 miles) and it runs like a champ until it gets wet.
Then it dies and won't start until it dries out. Fortunately the bike is in Tucson so it dries out pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By ArcticRider
Thumb Similar Issue but Quits When Wet

Hey Gents, I have a 2008 690E and it runs like a champ until it gets wet.
Then it won't start until it dries out. Fortunately the bike is in Tucson so it dries out pretty fast! But I still need to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 1,764,405
Posted By ArcticRider
Noah, been following along since near the...

Noah, been following along since near the beginning. I am a 690 owner as well (2008)...but working so much in Arctic Alaska that I never have time to ride and keep thinking its time to sell it--then...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2013, 05:00 AM
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Posted By ArcticRider
Dude, over one year on the road, 52,000 km & 25...

Dude, over one year on the road, 52,000 km & 25 countries.
Do you think he might have this figured out already?:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18,655
Views: 2,039,176
Posted By ArcticRider
RONINMOTO where are you?

Follow-Up: The PO, the PPO and their long time riding buddy all brainstormed and offered not only the PO's fully stocked shop but even hands on help. The problem was a corroded ground! The corrosion...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18,655
Views: 2,039,176
Posted By ArcticRider
Right on Seth. 1. I know where the thermo...

Right on Seth.
1. I know where the thermo switch is for the fan. Where is the sensor for the cluster?
2. All connections are plugged in.

Is the LTZ400 switch a direct fit replacement?
Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18,655
Views: 2,039,176
Posted By ArcticRider
Yeah thanks...what I was asking is if this is...

Yeah thanks...what I was asking is if this is common for the 690. The manual says 5-11 bars is typical for engine. Do any of you guys see your temp gauge reach 12 or have the temp light cycle on? Do...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18,655
Views: 2,039,176
Posted By ArcticRider
Overheating

Hey Gents,
I am new to the 690 and riding in Arizona (ambient temp 80'ish). It's a 2008 with 15K miles and the high temp warning light goes on frequently and the gauge reaches 12 bars and flashes....
Forum: Americas 01-10-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,786
Posted By ArcticRider
No, Randy, you do not because you have not been...

No, Randy, you do not because you have not been here in the winter. I have googled record low temps and hours of daylight in New England and they do not compare to the Arctic in the winter. They are...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-07-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15,430
Views: 1,263,420
Posted By ArcticRider
Thanks. You are preaching to the choir :wink: I...

Thanks. You are preaching to the choir :wink: I have long agreed with what you say since my best friend died in an auto wreck down there about 6 years ago.
But I saw a few messages on this thread...
Forum: Americas 01-07-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,786
Posted By ArcticRider
Randy, no disrespect but I have spent many...

Randy, no disrespect but I have spent many winters in Deadhorse and along the haulroad over the past 20 years and it is not advisable for you to consider this trip in winter. Having a deathwish is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-07-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15,430
Views: 1,263,420
Posted By ArcticRider
I hear ya but cold is cold, which I define as...

I hear ya but cold is cold, which I define as anything more than needing a T-shirt. Alaska is just "colder". Right now, I want to thaw and I appreciate your warning.

I am too old to take...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-07-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15,430
Views: 1,263,420
Posted By ArcticRider
Tucson Temp Housing Ideas.

Hey Gents,
I will be arriving in TUS within a few days to ride a 690E I purchased awhile back on ADV.
I am looking for cheaper housing/hotel/tent ideas for about 2 weeks.
Could basecamp in TUS the...
Forum: Americas 01-03-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,515
Posted By ArcticRider
GeoMeo, Did you actually 'use' the anti-malarial...

GeoMeo, Did you actually 'use' the anti-malarial meds? Or just take them with you? Everyone I know who has used them says the meds make them feel ill for weeks. Would you agree?

Also, I sent you...
Forum: Americas 01-01-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,786
Posted By ArcticRider
$4/gallon?

That seems very low if you are forecasting for next summer.
Gas prices in the Yukon, the NWT, and most of the miles once you cross the US border are very expensive for gas during the summer season....
Forum: Americas 12-31-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,515
Posted By ArcticRider
Mikey, The spreadsheet looks great. Are you a...

Mikey, The spreadsheet looks great. Are you a drinkin' man? I notice beer does not have its own category, does it fall under "entertainment"? FYI, beer:freaky in CR is expensive and comes with a big...
Forum: Americas 12-30-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,515
Posted By ArcticRider
AA, Hows it going? Do you ever check out the...

AA, Hows it going? Do you ever check out the HUBB? If not, its a great resource: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/

For your plans specifically:...
Forum: Americas 12-30-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,515
Posted By ArcticRider
Hey, dude, chill. I am just relaying what guys...

Hey, dude, chill. I am just relaying what guys have said that I have met in CR on their way south. Disagree with them if you like but they said having a second person meant someone could watch the...
Forum: Americas 12-30-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,515
Posted By ArcticRider
Whoa, hold on Cowboy. I said $100/day for the...

Whoa, hold on Cowboy. I said $100/day for the days actually spent "logging miles". I did not mean for days hanging at the beach or the jungle. I was talking about days "on the move" paying for gas...
Forum: Americas 12-30-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,515
Posted By ArcticRider
Tom, Have spent a few years in Costa Rica over...

Tom,
Have spent a few years in Costa Rica over the past decade. Have followed numerous ride reports and spoken with guys riding down. It seems an average cost is about $100/day for actual days...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2012, 04:09 AM
Replies: 18,655
Views: 2,039,176
Posted By ArcticRider
I'd buy a couple of T's...as long as they are...

I'd buy a couple of T's...as long as they are oldskool Beefy-T quality. None of that sissy synthetic stuff...it does not flatter a middle age beergut.:1drink
Any chance of long sleeve option?
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 1,764,405
Posted By ArcticRider
Thumb The Great Adventure

Noah,

Each day. Each page just keeps getting better.

This most recent my favorite yet.

Thanks so much and stay true...

(a fellow 690E rider)
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 1,764,405
Posted By ArcticRider
Great News!

Noah,
That's great news!
:wave
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 1,764,405
Posted By ArcticRider
Tough Break

Noah,
Sure sorry to hear your turn in fortune.:puke1
As a fellow 690 owner I have been quietly following along your travel.

Ryman seemed to have some good advice posting here:
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 51,178
Posted By ArcticRider
Ferry Sinks Off Zanzibar

Hey Mate,

Hope you are OK.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18890691
Forum: Asia 06-09-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 25,420
Posted By ArcticRider
I just joined this thread but thanks for the...

I just joined this thread but thanks for the links. I have been working down in Okpo-do, the island south of Busan.

I have decided to ride a bit while I am here in Asia but all my gear and my 690E...
Forum: Asia 04-26-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,646
Posted By ArcticRider
Rentals?

Hello, very informative report. Where did you rent your KLX from and how much was it?
I will be heading over from Korea in 6-8 weeks.
Thanks.
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,461
Posted By ArcticRider
Thumb Thanks

Thanks for such a thorough ride report.
I am in Korea and starting to plan an Asia trip and your report was the first thing I found.
Lucky for me!

Did you come across many used cycles for sale? ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-23-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,740
Posted By ArcticRider
Should be concern to every American. As for...

Should be concern to every American.

As for the topic, reading rainshadows post and yours, we have all had similar experiences. It all comes back to enforcement and that includes our participation...
Forum: Australia 02-22-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,668
Posted By ArcticRider
Try this out: Kumbayah...kumbayah. :wink:

Try this out:
Kumbayah...kumbayah.
:wink:
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