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Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,202
Posted By BJZ
The Gap Bike comment is right on. However the...

The Gap Bike comment is right on. However the modified 690 is that bike. The motor modifications make a noticeable and meaningful difference in highway driving. Having 2 bikes for me does not work,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,202
Posted By BJZ
A couple of years ago I faced the exact same...

A couple of years ago I faced the exact same dilemma. I was not satisfied at all with the 800 off-road. Actually I was not satisfied with the 800 on paved roads either. I now have a 690 that is the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-05-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,718
Posted By BJZ
I keep a motorcycle at my daughters house in...

I keep a motorcycle at my daughters house in California and another one out here in New York. Will not speak to all the other issues but you will not be Quite ashappy as far as off-road...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,936
Posted By BJZ
I think that I am far from the only one who has...

I think that I am far from the only one who has built a Rally Raid 690. Much of what I did was copied from various forums posted here. Anyhow as best as I can remember here is the list.

Rally Raid...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,936
Posted By BJZ
I have owned all the usual suspects of the "big...

I have owned all the usual suspects of the "big uns". My KTM 690 that I dumped a fortune into for the whole Rally Raid ,Evo 2 titantium experience is the bike I gave been looking for forever. Have...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4,335
Views: 1,453,065
Posted By BJZ
I had the 950 and now on the 690. No...

I had the 950 and now on the 690.

No regrets, did the EVO ll conversion/ Rally Raid / Vortex MAP ect

Not looking back at the 950 unless its in the rear view......
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-01-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 18,456
Posted By BJZ
Good riding around there and with plenty of...

Good riding around there and with plenty of trails. But watch out in Ringwood Twp the Law does not take kindly to off-roading and will hit you with a misdemeanor trespass quicker than you can say...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,776
Posted By BJZ
Ride a KTM 690 EVO The only downsides ...

Ride a KTM 690 EVO
The only downsides

Vibration
Cross winds

Not going back to heavy twins. On road ok but that's it, off road they suffer.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,068
Posted By BJZ
If you are in a sea kayak with no rudder in calm...

If you are in a sea kayak with no rudder in calm water and you lean left the boat will steer right without any paddel input. It's not a very dramatic turn, but nevertheless the boat will go gently in...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,231
Posted By BJZ
I have used a similar answer on a few other...

I have used a similar answer on a few other threads.

The 690 with a race can, large air cleaner, EVO overhead cam and Vortex fuel computer is one mean machine. Scary pick up and will cruise at...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,403
Posted By BJZ
Has happened many times Oh you ride? So what...

Has happened many times

Oh you ride? So what kind of bike you ride?
KTM
Does Harley Davidson make it?
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,052
Posted By BJZ
Had the 950, just too heavy. Ride the 690 with...

Had the 950, just too heavy. Ride the 690 with the
Evo upgrade among others. At 57 years I ride all day and cruise at 80 +. Get a good seat and maybe the Ralley Raid fairing and tanks and you...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 33,630
Posted By BJZ
Ride a hopped up KTM 690. A good ride is paved,...

Ride a hopped up KTM 690. A good ride is paved, dirt and trail.
The 690 is fast enough on the pavement and easy for most trails. The variety
Is the great.
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,322
Posted By BJZ
Did all the motor mods Evo Kit, titanium muffler...

Did all the motor mods Evo Kit, titanium muffler ect and the bike has all the speed I need. Passing at 90 is easy cruise at high normal highway mph, very relaxed. The front gets a little light when...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-20-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,372
Posted By BJZ
Got the 690 this summer and have had the first...

Got the 690 this summer and have had the first Ver 950 and BMW 800. Put all the engine mods on

Exhaust
Vortex Comp
Air Filter
Valve Cam and gear
Canisterectomy to
Ect

Has all the kick...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-21-2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 18,456
Posted By BJZ
You have me thinking. I now have a Duc Multi for...

You have me thinking. I now have a Duc Multi for street. Maybe I will trade down.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-21-2010, 05:49 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 18,456
Posted By BJZ
Big Or fast today?

Big Or fast today?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-21-2010, 05:32 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 18,456
Posted By BJZ
I road the power line S that comes out near the...

I road the power line S that comes out near the Clinton Road next to the lake. Prezled my shift lever and was fixing it by the lake. You guys went just South of me going North up the power so we just...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-14-2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 18,456
Posted By BJZ
You did not beat all the crap out of me last...

You did not beat all the crap out of me last time.
Still some left.
See you at 10
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-31-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 18,456
Posted By BJZ
That was a good workout thanks for waiting for me.

That was a good workout thanks for waiting for me.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-31-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 18,456
Posted By BJZ
Stop by and say hello. Was going for a ride...

Stop by and say hello. Was going for a ride anyhow.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-31-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 18,456
Posted By BJZ
It has been a while Riding a little smaller...

It has been a while
Riding a little smaller these days
800 GS with a fresh set of Knbls
If I am too big we can try again another time
Your Address?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-31-2010, 05:14 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 18,456
Posted By BJZ
Location of meeting point?

Location of meeting point?
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-15-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,132
Posted By BJZ
Had A 950 for almost 5 years and loved the bike,...

Had A 950 for almost 5 years and loved the bike, but no local service and a nagging clutch issue. So i got the 800. Pretty simple choice. The KTM is a little heavier, quicker and less agile off road....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-12-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By BJZ
Me To

20k 04 canisterectomy
Does it every other weekend
Put new fuel pump in about 6k ago
Happens at all speed otherwise the bike works great
She always restarts but must recycle the ignition.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-07-2007, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By BJZ
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-06-2007, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By BJZ
Need Mechanical Advice

04 KTM 17,000 Mi W/ canisterectomy
Last week the motor started cutting out with a mild muffler pop so I replaced the fuel pump. The problem is still there. It happens at virtually any RPM...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-01-2007, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,534
Posted By BJZ
Dude I know where you are coming from. I...

Dude

I know where you are coming from. I kite when the wind is up and ride my 950 when it is down. Nice slingshot kites I ride Ozones, Might be down under on a biz trip and will try an bring my...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-20-2006, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By BJZ
Jason Thanks for posting the pics Great Ride...

Jason Thanks for posting the pics
Great Ride and maybe there is 650 in my future but knobbies for sure

Chris's bike is faster because Chris is on it.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-18-2006, 09:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,810
Posted By BJZ
Does four state have a "Lemon Law" and if so does...

Does four state have a "Lemon Law" and if so does it apply to motorcycles ?
You should get a new bike.

15000 trouble free 950 miles hope my luck holds.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-08-2006, 10:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,699
Posted By BJZ
I ride the NJ and Long Island Pine Barrens on...

I ride the NJ and Long Island Pine Barrens on occasion.......some thoughts

Those who ride off the trail and tear the hell out of the woods are doing a lot of damage. I think it is mostly the 4...
Forum: Vendors 05-07-2006, 09:52 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 57,301
Posted By BJZ
I am in

I am in
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2006, 07:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,815
Posted By BJZ
I did the same deal with Woody for my 950. No...

I did the same deal with Woody for my 950. No more tubes to deal with or 3 hours to fix a flat.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-08-2006, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,773
Posted By BJZ
Congrats on the purchase. Good place to get your...

Congrats on the purchase. Good place to get your bike they have great service.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2006, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 946
Posted By BJZ
Cycle World

Peter Egan is back on a 950 "most fun motorcycle I' ve ever owned"
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-01-2005, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By BJZ
Thanks for the reference point on this. I am 6'3"...

Thanks for the reference point on this. I am 6'3" + as well.

I' am still on stock and use a winglet on top and holes drilled through screen.
If it is not broke do not fix it.
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2005, 10:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,886
Posted By BJZ
Nice effort thanks

Nice effort thanks
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2005, 08:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,409
Posted By BJZ
Great report! Gets me thinking about renting on...

Great report! Gets me thinking about renting on trips....
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2005, 07:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,588
Posted By BJZ
Missed that one up front. Been there done...

Missed that one up front.

Been there done that in the BC and get the willies when I see slope like that. Of course I might have been the first to hitch a ride to the top with my teleskis.
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2005, 07:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,588
Posted By BJZ
Did you happen to check that slope for avalanche...

Did you happen to check that slope for avalanche potential, dig a snow pit, wear a locator, carry other safety equipment. Better to be safe than sorry

Hate to be a spoiler but a lot of folks have...
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