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Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By r'elise me
Bluhduh Thanks for the help TheletterJ et al. At KTM st...

Thanks for the help TheletterJ et al. At KTM st george utah now. Opens in a few. Got a machinist lined up in case. Moral of the story - never disregard those darn spacers. They stick to the seals...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By r'elise me
SOS KTM690e rear wheel spacer lost in St George UT

Help me. I lost my rear wheel spacer between left side if hub and caliper armature. We hauled bikes from LA and cant start our 3000 mi ride without it. Call me pls if you know anyone out here with a...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,450
Posted By r'elise me
I have that same experience with my Arai XD3 on...

I have that same experience with my Arai XD3 on my 06 GSA. Are you saying that you didn't have this problem prior to getting the Hornet?

My theory is that it's a pressure reverb that surrounds...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By r'elise me
Personally, I dislike rain liners. Firstly,...

Personally, I dislike rain liners. Firstly, they're a pain to install. Secondly who wants to ride around with a soaked outer layer that's evapping body heat into the wind? Not me. My favorite for...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,928
Posted By r'elise me
Thread revival. Looking at the AdventureSpec...

Thread revival. Looking at the AdventureSpec Hemisphere 125 liter system for the GSA. Anyone care to comment on their experience? Looks like a huge capacity, waterproof and I like the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 231
Posted By r'elise me
KTM 690E Best ADV Touring Gear

I'm wondering what your favorite 690E touring farkles are. I'm leaving the big bad GSA behind for a 3500 mile adv trip on the 690E through the Southwestern states for two weeks - 80% dirt. All these...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,647
Posted By r'elise me
I'm going to try the Dunlop 908rr in back and the...

I'm going to try the Dunlop 908rr in back and the MT 21 in front for the trip and hope for the best. I know rider914 will use the same rear on his 950adv. I'll report back
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,647
Posted By r'elise me
Best 3500 mile Dirt tire

Doing a 3500 mile ride on the 690E. About 300 miles on slab on the first day and another 300 slab miles on the last, dirt the rest of the way. Loaded for camping. Any suggestions on a tire that'll...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-22-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,820
Posted By r'elise me
Relatively speaking, of course. Maybe (big maybe)...

Relatively speaking, of course. Maybe (big maybe) the riding Chris exhibits could most closely be emulated by the most advanced riders on the KTM only. The GS just begs you to slow it down in the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-21-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,347
Posted By r'elise me
Looks great in that color too. So other than 3/4"...

Looks great in that color too. So other than 3/4" added susp travel and electronic susp adjustment, are there other differences that aren't that obvious (like cockpit details, suspension firmness)....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-21-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,347
Posted By r'elise me
1190S with 21" wheel swap and offroad goodies

I'd like to get an 1190 S or R and I'm trying to figure out if setting up an S with 21" wheels or setting up an R with 19" wheels is the better route. I'd like to have the option to go more hwy or...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-19-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By r'elise me
Confirmed 1 in stock. They want full sticker +++....

Confirmed 1 in stock. They want full sticker +++. Gotta pay to play!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-19-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By r'elise me
Good thread. But i imagine this is a relatively...

Good thread. But i imagine this is a relatively simple swap minus the electronics hassles. I know on the 690E you can adjust the speedo for wheel size easily DIY. I'm interested in knowing the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-18-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By r'elise me
Question So who in So Cal has an R in stock now? I just...

So who in So Cal has an R in stock now? I just sold all my Ducatis (I'm sooo depressed :cry ) and I really need a happy fix.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-18-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 18,332
Posted By r'elise me
Everything Touratech I've every purchased turned...

Everything Touratech I've every purchased turned out to be flawed in some minor but fatal way. EVERYTHING. And they really do bad customer service. They never accepted any complaint I had as their...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-18-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,987
Posted By r'elise me
I'm reading this thread and the only thing that...

I'm reading this thread and the only thing that sticks in my mind is the one month wait for KTM service. How KTM of them to throw a new bike buyer to the back of the line for something so simple. BMW...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-18-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By r'elise me
Agreed. My 06 GSA windscreen is a terror on the...

Agreed. My 06 GSA windscreen is a terror on the highway. In fact, I've never had a windscreen on any bike that didn't buffet and throb pretty unbearably. So looking at the 1190R gives me reason to...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-17-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By r'elise me
Did you trade a GSA for an 1190R?

I'm wondering if GSA/GS that owners have traded for the 1190R would chime in on the downgrades/upgrades over the GSA ON-ROAD. I'm particularly concerned about highway performance, comfort (wind...
Forum: Rallies 05-14-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,103
Posted By r'elise me
Sounds like a good time to me! I've been wanting...

Sounds like a good time to me! I've been wanting to explore that part of UT. I'm in.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-14-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,066
Posted By r'elise me
Interesting thread. Adv riding any bike is a...

Interesting thread. Adv riding any bike is a recipe for at least little problems - electrical usually I've found. I remember taking out my new 500 EXC on it's maiden DS ride riding caboose. Engine...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-13-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,820
Posted By r'elise me
So what are your thoughts on the new bike?...

So what are your thoughts on the new bike? Congrats regardless :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 32,986
Posted By r'elise me
The first thing you want to do to the touratech...

The first thing you want to do to the touratech rack is to weld the steel plate's joint that is tack welded at the "fold" as that is where the stress riser occurs and eventually breaks in a near...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 32,986
Posted By r'elise me
That looks real pretty, but I find that hard...

That looks real pretty, but I find that hard luggage and the 690 don't play well together. Giant Loop type luggage is much much lighter, more stable, wont break your legs in an off. The rack combined...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-04-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 72,198
Posted By r'elise me
I've got nothing bad to say about sport touring...

I've got nothing bad to say about sport touring my 2010 Hyper as I don't mind naked bikes and I don't insist on a lot of frills. In fact, I prefer clean wind from my hyper with Puig touring screen...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 32,986
Posted By r'elise me
Thread revival sort of. THought I'd chime in...

Thread revival sort of. THought I'd chime in about my touring experience on my 08 690e. Did 1000mi in Utah with luggage - lots of dirt, lots of slab, rain, heat, snow, cold, hot, rugged, mild, single...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-29-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2,350
Views: 183,870
Posted By r'elise me
Bummer. Have to be home to play kid-taxi while...

Bummer. Have to be home to play kid-taxi while wifey goes to her accupuncture appt. :huh Let me know what you have planned for the weekend. This is definitely my LAST stay-cation.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-29-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2,350
Views: 183,870
Posted By r'elise me
Cuttin' pretty short notice but I'll call you...

Cuttin' pretty short notice but I'll call you from the road if I can make it. BIke's at an alternate location unless I jump on the 690E and ride out since it's in my garage. Probably the easiest (but...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-20-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 32,719
Views: 3,249,645
Posted By r'elise me
Grapevine will be very cold and usually snow...

Grapevine will be very cold and usually snow falls this time of year when it rains in the valleys. Do the coast.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-11-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 68,170
Posted By r'elise me
Curious to hear a comparison between your old 950...

Curious to hear a comparison between your old 950 and the new KTM. Also what Wind screen did you end up with on the new KTM? Thanks for the generous comparison
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By r'elise me
Finally got the bike over to my mechanic and he...

Finally got the bike over to my mechanic and he determined that the left coil stick is going bad. Ordered a new one - have yet to install it. I'll report back.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-10-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 68,170
Posted By r'elise me
I have no experience with the water boxers, but...

I have no experience with the water boxers, but my '06 GSA has been unimpeachable maintenance wise and it's easy to adjust valves. The KTM seams to require some work to get to the heads. I loathe to...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-09-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 68,170
Posted By r'elise me
I own a 06 GSA with full Ohlins and I test rode...

I own a 06 GSA with full Ohlins and I test rode the 1190R. My immediate reaction was, "ditch the GSA." The 1190R was just better in every respect, even on the highway due to LESS wind buffeting and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-13-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2,350
Views: 183,870
Posted By r'elise me
Nice shots Matt! Can't wait to show my son in the...

Nice shots Matt! Can't wait to show my son in the morning. Looking forward to our next ride - as always.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-10-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2,350
Views: 183,870
Posted By r'elise me
Thanks for the great ride, guys (Mike, Matt,...

Thanks for the great ride, guys (Mike, Matt, Rich, Jim) and the usual trail expertise, Matt. I wasn't worth squat by the time I got home either, but the rest of the day was a real treat. Great to get...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-07-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2,350
Views: 183,870
Posted By r'elise me
Pitown is open on the weekends - at least always...

Pitown is open on the weekends - at least always has been up to the last time I was there last fall. I'd be up for that, but that's a haul there and back unless you've got a fast route. Anyhow, I'll...
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 22,942
Posted By r'elise me
So Let's Recap

This is an old and long thread! So can someone recap what the most reliable and functional HID setup is for airheads (mine's 1982 R100). Thanks!
Forum: Rallies 09-18-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 49,760
Posted By r'elise me
On the calendar and really looking forward to...

On the calendar and really looking forward to some spectacular riding!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By r'elise me
I can check again but theyre pretty fresh. Theres...

I can check again but theyre pretty fresh. Theres no fuel filter.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-18-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,341
Posted By r'elise me
Thanks for the review. I took one for a test ride...

Thanks for the review. I took one for a test ride and was hugely impressed by the ergos. As a potential replacement for my 06 GSA, I'd say the biggest asset it can offer is narrowness and the ability...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By r'elise me
06 GSA Wide Open Throttle coughing

Runs perfectly otherwise, but when I open it up WOT it goes flat as it climbs over 6k rpm like it's starving for fuel or there's an ignition cutoff. Maybe coincidentally, prior to discovering this...
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