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Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,943
Posted By DirtSolace
Having read the thread, I've got a thought to...

Having read the thread, I've got a thought to offer. It IS a fantastic Dual Sport bike, but I urge you to consider that the riding window is smaller than you are imagining. I love (up until...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,005
Posted By DirtSolace
Sorry you're fretting on this...... I'm...

Sorry you're fretting on this......

I'm going to assume you already figured out the bike is a match for your riding Mission, Style, & Terrain. If you've studied the threads you know you've got...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17,616
Views: 1,853,315
Posted By DirtSolace
need help on Clutch Lever Sensor Bypass

Recently, I've been trying a new 2 finger clutch lever. The lever is great in that it firmly locks against the turn-indicator housing when pulled in. You can have a SOLID grip (2 fingers on the...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By DirtSolace
[QUOTE=Jim K.;24312622]I'd give this one a try. ...

[QUOTE=Jim K.;24312622]I'd give this one a try.

http://www.minifootpump.com/new_mfp/pages/mfp_product.html

I used this one for just under a year. Usually aired down 10lbs when I got to dirt...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By DirtSolace
Kendon vs Drop Tail trailer

Trying to make a decision between a Kendon 3-rail dirt bike trailer (folding):

http://www.kendonusa.com/trailer_combo.html

and a Drop Tail 3-up dirt bike trailer (folding)
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17,616
Views: 1,853,315
Posted By DirtSolace
responding to Coursegoldkid

I'm still waiting in line for my mechanic to help me resolve the clutch lever issue. The Magura indication on Steve's chart is definitely wrong. I was able to make it work but this entailed at...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,438
Posted By DirtSolace
Dear Letter J, I just went back and edited...

Dear Letter J,

I just went back and edited my 12.7K number--I had a 1K error there.

shoulda been $11,700 OTD with extended warranty....
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,438
Posted By DirtSolace
thanx for encouraging me to see what I can do by...

thanx for encouraging me to see what I can do by phone elsewhere.... I'm on it tomorrow. I'm thinking the haggle room (if any) is $500 at this point. Really the issue of whether someone is going...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,438
Posted By DirtSolace
this is a potential SBM deal. They have been...

this is a potential SBM deal.

They have been unbelievable to me regarding warranty issues on my 690, plus Chris in service has gone so far above and beyond numerous times that for me their clearly...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,438
Posted By DirtSolace
to the group that pulled the trigger and bought a...

to the group that pulled the trigger and bought a 2014 500:

did you also buy extended warranty?

how much?

currently facing a deal at 11,700 OTD which also includes a $1000 5 year extended...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,178
Posted By DirtSolace
2013 690R Wings/Uni/Evo 1/Mt-21's. (32/30...

2013 690R

Wings/Uni/Evo 1/Mt-21's. (32/30 PSI road--22/20PSI Dirt)

Stock gearing, always 2/1 ratio asphalt/dirt, 210lbs with riding gear, 30lbs tube/tools/water/etc

Last 5000 miles=48-50 MPG
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,686
Posted By DirtSolace
I'm totally biased, but suggest you ride a KTM...

I'm totally biased, but suggest you ride a KTM 690 both on asphalt and dirt.
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17,616
Views: 1,853,315
Posted By DirtSolace
check out: www.midwestme.com...

check out:
www.midwestme.com (http://www.midwestme.com/)

I've got a 2013 and am having to work out some of the bugs. His chart shows Magura for 2013 and it turns out it is "probably" his Magura...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,601
Posted By DirtSolace
the sooner you figure out an exhaust replacement,...

the sooner you figure out an exhaust replacement, the less number of burn bites you will receive from the stock unit.....
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-02-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,504
Posted By DirtSolace
Picking my 350lb 690 up used to really bum me...

Picking my 350lb 690 up used to really bum me out. I've got a left knee and right hip problem. I tied off a length of 5/8 Marine line (rope) to my rear rack (it floats above any duffels), and it...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,975
Posted By DirtSolace
I don't know how your arm length came out in the...

I don't know how your arm length came out in the chart, but if you look at our numbers, seems like you start your guessing with a 2XL, and need a strong argument to get to XL. Brian thought I was...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,975
Posted By DirtSolace
Brian was nice enough to trust me with it for a...

Brian was nice enough to trust me with it for a few days..... he paid for shipping.... I would have mistakenly ordered a Large if I had not tried it. I also forgot to mention that the liner is a...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,975
Posted By DirtSolace
I've got a number of Klim products: Chinook,...

I've got a number of Klim products: Chinook, Mojave, and Overland Pants; Traverse Jacket and their padded Jersey. I have consistently been pleased with the quality of materials, construction and fit...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17,616
Views: 1,853,315
Posted By DirtSolace
finally found 2013 upgrade/replacement clutch lever

I assume you 2013 690 owners have been waiting for Rally Raid and/or others to deal with the orphan problem of our clutch lever with the dimple.

I finally found someone that has a nice lever--I...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,599
Posted By DirtSolace
a long $ .02

I tried a Karoo 3 for one round on my 690 Rear. My Road/Dirt Ratio is 2/1. These comments are based up 1500 miles (1000 road and 500 dirt).

The Karoo 3 was a change from a round of MT-21's which...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-15-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,219
Posted By DirtSolace
+1 to the above perspective I used SPOT for...

+1 to the above perspective

I used SPOT for a year, and thought it was slightly better at the desktop management level, but InReach better with two way texting....

They are also getting better...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,956
Posted By DirtSolace
In response to the last sentence I'm VERY happy...

In response to the last sentence I'm VERY happy with this "light abrasion resistent jersey". I wear a super light base layer to wick sweat; netted plastic body armor; with this Klim Jersey as an...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-01-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,324
Posted By DirtSolace
wdeTA above is spot on...... re: food/people/and...

wdeTA above is spot on...... re: food/people/and amount of learning.

Just thought I'd add that I went through on KTM 690 ... Training for exceeded any expectations.....
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17,616
Views: 1,853,315
Posted By DirtSolace
brake and clutch levers..

I've got a 2013 690 and have been waiting around for the nice billet set from KTM twins to carry a clutch lever that fits a 2013. (FP Racing KTM 620 640 690 950 990 Adventure Sport Lever Set) Has...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,005
Posted By DirtSolace
I have been very happy with a Karoo 3 rear paired...

I have been very happy with a Karoo 3 rear paired with an MT-21 front. I was getting around 1200 miles out MT-21 rears, and I recently got 1400 out of the Karoo 3.

My ratio is generally 2/1...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-10-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 24,721
Posted By DirtSolace
Track Management

Anybody figured out how to delete the old tracks?

It's easy to use the filter to look at precisely what I want, but I want the capability to delete like I was able to do with SPOT.....

thanx in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,483
Posted By DirtSolace
Have you tried to negotiate "bike privileges" for...

Have you tried to negotiate "bike privileges" for something she wants from you: better grades; help around the house; treating a sibling better; cooking a couple of dinners weekly; or a paid or...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-29-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 65,146
Posted By DirtSolace
KTM 690 sneaking into "parallel universe": ...

KTM 690 sneaking into "parallel universe":

First 2000 miles I rode Sahara 3's.... really liked them in twisties and asphalt OK in modest dirt: mostly intermediate (my ratio is 2/1--road to dirt)....
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,877
Views: 238,527
Posted By DirtSolace
Metzler Enduro Sahara 3 to my eye....

Metzler Enduro Sahara 3 to my eye....
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17,616
Views: 1,853,315
Posted By DirtSolace
Seeking some Karoo 3 opinions...

I decided to throw this out to fellow 690 owners (the Parallel Universe clan has a different set of factors in their equation-IMHO).

I'm generally a single day 3-4 hour rider with an asphalt to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1,877
Views: 238,527
Posted By DirtSolace
2014 690R changes I was looking around Rally...

2014 690R changes

I was looking around Rally Raid and found this:

https://www.facebook.com/RallyRaidProducts

there are 11 pics to look at.....

here's the brief writeup:
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,877
Views: 238,527
Posted By DirtSolace
Though I don't know how far back it goes in model...

Though I don't know how far back it goes in model years, I thought the current 690's already have a wired throttle that is not mechanical linkage. Isn't this one of the essential components to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 784
Views: 101,306
Posted By DirtSolace
L3,4 & 5 in my back finally cost me surfing... at...

L3,4 & 5 in my back finally cost me surfing... at 61

Left knee surgeries took too much cartilage so I lost Snow Boarding and Hard Pack skiing because of painful vibration into the knee

Thought...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,353
Posted By DirtSolace
Response from Continental

Dear Stan,
Thanks for your interst in our Trail Attack 2 for your KTM 690 Enduro R.
The 140/80-18 70S TT Trail Attack 2 is a new size that just went into
production and we should being seeing it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,353
Posted By DirtSolace
Currently, I'm riding a friends 950R with Conti...

Currently, I'm riding a friends 950R with Conti Trail Attack (not 2's) front and rear. IT'S REALLY FUN IN TWISTIES! I've got a Hip Injury I'm recovering from and thus Dirt is out for me...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,353
Posted By DirtSolace
I Want Tires That You Don't Stock

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Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,796
Posted By DirtSolace
adjustable rear shock control

"......Available in 250mm & 275mm wheel movements."

Mitch,

Two Questions?

1. Can you explain the criteria (function) for selecting between the two sizes which are offered?

2. Are the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,790
Posted By DirtSolace
Sorry, I gotta ask: are you saving the...

Sorry, I gotta ask: are you saving the Hypermotard SP for the Track?

(I rode the Non-SP for 40 minutes and am trying to not go back to the store)
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17,616
Views: 1,853,315
Posted By DirtSolace
I think your "logical" order is great. I too...

I think your "logical" order is great. I too want one when you've got some to sell. Just a note for others: I've already got mine wired to the right side of my bike attached to a smog equipment...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7,564
Views: 1,116,940
Posted By DirtSolace
WOW! Check this one; be sure and peek at the...

WOW! Check this one; be sure and peek at the specs where it shows 160HP!


https://www.mission-<wbr>motorcycles.com/r (https://www.mission-motorcycles.com/r)
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