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Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18,202
Views: 1,956,882
Posted By isaac004
Everyone's million dollar question. From the end...

Everyone's million dollar question. From the end user, because I did not start greasing the rim of the air filter soon enough.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-22-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 31,218
Views: 2,920,446
Posted By isaac004
Welcome to LA Yellow Pig! Seen your posts a lot...

Welcome to LA Yellow Pig! Seen your posts a lot on the 690 thread, and recognized your name when you posted here. Hope to see you on the trails soon!
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 18,202
Views: 1,956,882
Posted By isaac004
Hey, I managed to take a quick sneak peak...photo...

Hey, I managed to take a quick sneak peak...photo is not the best but I hope it helps. I will have more time next week to get a better look if need be. Looks to be a white sensor with no cover,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18,202
Views: 1,956,882
Posted By isaac004
Hmm, I'm a little puzzled on how to get the shock...

Hmm, I'm a little puzzled on how to get the shock out without lifting the tank. My 2014 is a little different, for example the air box must be removed to pivot the tank up (lower tank bolts come...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-22-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 127,877
Posted By isaac004
Will do! Bottom right of the photo, click...

Will do!

Bottom right of the photo, click the arrow that is pointing down. Then you select the desired size and it downloads.
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18,202
Views: 1,956,882
Posted By isaac004
Had to pull a lot of stuff off to get to the rear...

Had to pull a lot of stuff off to get to the rear shock, but nonetheless it was pretty easy to get the forks and shock pulled. Under 2 hours easily.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-22-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 127,877
Posted By isaac004
Thanks, but no KTM riding for the next few weeks...

Thanks, but no KTM riding for the next few weeks due to other plans and the fact that all suspension is stripped from my bike for a bit.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-22-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 127,877
Posted By isaac004
Best Noob "Day Trip" Trail/Ride in So Cal? La Verne/Los Angeles

Not much time to write a RR, but here is a collection of photos from the Big Bear Rode last Sunday 8/17.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/isaac_eos/sets/72157646638078971/
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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-20-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 127,877
Posted By isaac004
I put almost 2500 miles on my MT43 on the WR250R....

I put almost 2500 miles on my MT43 on the WR250R. That included riding LAB2V, then riding the slab from Vegas back to LA. It works just fine, no issues on the pavement. And on the dirt it hooks up...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-19-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 127,877
Posted By isaac004
I did the modified technique - The Channel Surf. ...

I did the modified technique - The Channel Surf. I weave back and forth a little, like berm to berm, so I don't worry about the channel. A technique I learned from mountain bike racing, going down...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 273,080
Posted By isaac004
I lowered my rear brake lever quite a bit,...

I lowered my rear brake lever quite a bit, especially after installing the lower pegs. You have to do two things:
1. Adjust that "set screw" bolt, which acts more as a brake lever stop
2. Loosen...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-17-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 127,877
Posted By isaac004
Joel and I came off The Crest at 9pm. I just got...

Joel and I came off The Crest at 9pm. I just got home 10 minutes ago. 6:15am to 9:15pm and 304 miles, now that is a solid day of riding!

Thanks for leading Matt and Joel, awesome ride!!!
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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-16-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 127,877
Posted By isaac004
Same here, see you guys around 7:30ish at the...

Same here, see you guys around 7:30ish at the Summit Inn.
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,496
Posted By isaac004
In! Looks like a great ride. If you are in Los...

In! Looks like a great ride. If you are in Los Angeles, you are more then welcome to stop by, borrow the garage/tools, etc.
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 29,960
Posted By isaac004
I don;t have a good photo, but I use a 1" webbing...

I don;t have a good photo, but I use a 1" webbing with cam lock buckle to go around the bag from top to bottom, securing it against the rack. Then I use a 1" Rok strap around the bag, front to back,...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 29,960
Posted By isaac004
I run mine on my 2015 690 with RR racks, and it...

I run mine on my 2015 690 with RR racks, and it does not. The rear most strap is on the back few inches of the seat. I did a lot of research to ensure I would never cover the gas cap on this bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 381,151
Posted By isaac004
It is a custom paint job to match the BMW yellow,...

It is a custom paint job to match the BMW yellow, done by the previous owner.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 381,151
Posted By isaac004
Picked up an amazing deal on a 96 R1100GS last...

Picked up an amazing deal on a 96 R1100GS last month. Textbook BMW owner, well cared for, and more importantly it was ridden often (68k miles). Mostly stock too, luckily.

Angeles Forest Highway,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-21-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By isaac004
I'm interested, hopefully schedule works out.

I'm interested, hopefully schedule works out.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-21-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,915
Posted By isaac004
Max was very quick to eat my muffin paper wrapper...

Max was very quick to eat my muffin paper wrapper from the back of Joel's truck, and also tried to steal a crushed Coke can. :lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-20-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,915
Posted By isaac004
Just got home and unloaded (but not unpacked)...

Just got home and unloaded (but not unpacked) after dropping Mike off. Great weekend, awesome seeing old faces and meeting new ones! Big thanks again to Noel and Val for the excellent dinner on Sat...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-17-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,915
Posted By isaac004
Ready to hitch up and hit the road at 6am! ...

Ready to hitch up and hit the road at 6am!
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/18/9y7uvavy.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18,202
Views: 1,956,882
Posted By isaac004
One pair of spade connectors behind the headlight...

One pair of spade connectors behind the headlight is switched and provides 10amps...if you use that you will not need a relay.
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 268,257
Posted By isaac004
Better then cotton, and even better then...

Better then cotton, and even better then synthetics, is wool. Yes, modern wool is comfy, warm, breathable, and best of all, it does not pick up body odor quickly. Normal socks will stink after one...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-14-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,915
Posted By isaac004
Do you need a national park pass, or pay a gate...

Do you need a national park pass, or pay a gate fee, to get in? If so, it will be worthwhile to renew my National Park Pass.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-14-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 31,218
Views: 2,920,446
Posted By isaac004
I don't like to clutter this thread with for sale...

I don't like to clutter this thread with for sale stuff, but I wanted to pass this deal by my fellow LA area inmates....if they fit you, these are top notch boots for a more reasonable price....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-14-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,915
Posted By isaac004
Is there a reliable source to buy firewood from...

Is there a reliable source to buy firewood from on the way up 395 on Friday morning?

Even though it costs more, I would prefer to do that for convenience and the idea that firewood should be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-11-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,915
Posted By isaac004
Payment sent for one person. Mike and I will...

Payment sent for one person. Mike and I will leave LA either Thursday after work, or very early Friday morning.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-11-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,915
Posted By isaac004
Is there running water (potable, for drinking) or...

Is there running water (potable, for drinking) or should we plan on bringing our own?

Also, anyone have good GPS tracks?

This is one I found:
Big Bike Friendly:...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-10-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 31,218
Views: 2,920,446
Posted By isaac004
Try searching via that KTM part number. I think...

Try searching via that KTM part number. I think the answer is no though. They are pegs originally from the KTM Factory Rally Replica, but amazingly are $150 and a direct fit to the 690 Enduro.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-10-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,915
Posted By isaac004
Michael.brat and I are contemplating arriving on...

Michael.brat and I are contemplating arriving on Friday around noon....but may be convinced to arrive late Thursday night?

Never been to KM, but I assume having 3 days of riding is still probably...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-09-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 31,218
Views: 2,920,446
Posted By isaac004
Don't forget the 690 has this set of cheaper pegs...

Don't forget the 690 has this set of cheaper pegs (relatively speaking). HUGE difference in how the bike handles and reacts to inputs now.
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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-07-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 31,218
Views: 2,920,446
Posted By isaac004
The MT21 was shredded on the 690 in 1k miles....

The MT21 was shredded on the 690 in 1k miles. Heard good things about the Tractionator Desert HT, mounting one up this week on the rear. MT21 on the front is good, though I will try a D606 next for...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18,202
Views: 1,956,882
Posted By isaac004
Hey Lukas, Look at this post from Noah...

Hey Lukas,
Look at this post from Noah (roninmoto)...sounds like he had a similar problem. This post is LONG but at the bottom is his stator issue and fix. Good luck on your fix and your ride!...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 273,080
Posted By isaac004
Seat Concepts has completed the modifications to...

Seat Concepts has completed the modifications to their seat pan molds, to clear the space constraints under the seat of 2014 models. It seems that some electronics were moved a tad bit higher to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 273,080
Posted By isaac004
Yep, I recently got 55 mpg cruising easy on big...

Yep, I recently got 55 mpg cruising easy on big flat dirt roads and bac kroads, 50-65 mph average, easy throttle. I rode 164 miles on 3 gallons, leaving just 0.2 gallons left. I believe I rode...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,787
Posted By isaac004
Awesome loop you have here. What is the maximum...

Awesome loop you have here. What is the maximum gas range needed between gas stations on this route?

Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 268,257
Posted By isaac004
Just did a overnight shakedown ride with the...

Just did a overnight shakedown ride with the Magadan panniers and the RR rear racks. I now know I can do 2-3 week rides or longer with just the two Magadan panniers and my Giant Loop Fandango tank...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 613,640
Posted By isaac004
Just did a overnight shakedown ride with the...

Just did a overnight shakedown ride with the Magadan panniers and the RR rear racks. I now know I can do 2-3 week rides or longer with just the two Magadan panniers and my Giant Loop Fandango tank...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 273,080
Posted By isaac004
Also see my post here about getting ~2" of rise...

Also see my post here about getting ~2" of rise without flipping hydraulic hoses around.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23920258&postcount=1034
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