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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,620
Posted By surfflite
1st off it was a joke. (I thought #1 would throw...

1st off it was a joke. (I thought #1 would throw that hint)
Secondly, it's just as productive as some of the bitching I've read on this thread.
Thirdly, how productive is it when you run off the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-08-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,620
Posted By surfflite
If I've learned anything about single tracking,...

If I've learned anything about single tracking, it is these 3 things...

1) "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." Ralph Waldo Emerson

2) If...
Forum: Racing 09-26-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 121,025
Posted By surfflite
Just finished the restore last weekend (1978...

Just finished the restore last weekend (1978 Maico 400)
All new except the frame paint which was so nice I decided not to repaint it. As you can see by the front forks, footpegs and rear brake...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-27-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By surfflite
Damn! Not really anything else you can do,...

Damn!

Not really anything else you can do, but thanks for the offer. I'm looking at a bike deal on Craigslist in Pampa. I really want the bike but not enough free time to make the 1500 mile trek....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-26-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 185
Posted By surfflite
Amarillo to Phx or Amarillo to Albuquerque

I am looking for someone near Amarillo, TX (actually Pampa, TX) that may be planning a trip to either to Phx, AZ (the best option) or Albuquerque, NM (not best but would work) in the near future. ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-26-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By surfflite
Amarillo to Phx or Amarillo to Albuquerque

I am looking for someone near Amarillo, TX (actually Pampa, TX) that may be planning a trip to either to Phx, AZ (the best option) or Albuquerque, NM (not best but would work) in the near future. ...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-26-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By surfflite
Amarillo to Phx or Amarillo to Albuquerque

I am looking for someone near Amarillo, TX (actually Pampa, TX) that may be planning a trip to either to Phx, AZ (the best option) or Albuquerque, NM (not best but would work) in the near future.
...
Forum: Racing 05-16-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 121,025
Posted By surfflite
Picked up this '78 Maico 400 around Dec 2011. It...

Picked up this '78 Maico 400 around Dec 2011. It had been sitting in a shed in AZ for the last 23 years. Getting close to finishing. Just a seat cover, fuel petcock, front brake cable detente and a...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-09-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By surfflite
Thanks for the part numbers ginslung. Very good...

Thanks for the part numbers ginslung. Very good chance that 1 went then the other. Just didn't notice until both were out.

Found the rear for $19.79 and front for $36.86 with free shipping.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-06-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By surfflite
No Brake Light on the 990

Friday it was working, sat all weekend and Monday I have no brake light with either front lever or rear foot pedal. Fuse is good, bulb is good. I even replaced the bulb just in case. Nothing. Pulled...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,521
Posted By surfflite
I would go with the Pirelli MT43 Trials tire on...

I would go with the Pirelli MT43 Trials tire on the rear and the Dunlop MX71 on the front. It is truly the best combo IMO.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,726
Posted By surfflite
I hate the factory spongy front suspension on my...

I hate the factory spongy front suspension on my 990 ADV.
I hate that they omitted a helmet lock (and supplied a tool kit cable that can be cut with a pair of dikes in .01 seconds)
I hate the heat...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-27-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 19,899
Posted By surfflite
Teaser pics Had a great time . An awesome...

Teaser pics

Had a great time . An awesome 990 day (top dirt speed 105, oops typo I meant 15:wink:) and an even better 450 day (thanks mntdawg for leading that Jackson Cabin ride). AND a very...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-20-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4,230
Views: 213,658
Posted By surfflite
Well, I'm new to the Dual Sport scene but not to...

Well, I'm new to the Dual Sport scene but not to riding. Been riding for 40+ years. I live 5 houses from the base of Superstition Mntn. so I think I may qualify for this group of "east of Phoenix...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-15-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 19,899
Posted By surfflite
I just registered. Heading down early Saturday...

I just registered. Heading down early Saturday a.m., leaving Sunday afternoon. I was going to ride the 990 down but I just acquired a 2003 450 EXC last week (that's 2 new KTM's in the last month...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-06-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,203
Posted By surfflite
My Remus 2/1 set up is pretty loud. It sounds...

My Remus 2/1 set up is pretty loud. It sounds like a full throttle small block Chevy after 5000 rpms. Which is sweet music to my ears. I like it while on the dirt. But yesterday I went on a 200 mile...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-31-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,203
Posted By surfflite
I have that same set up. I love the sound and the...

I have that same set up. I love the sound and the extra tank for range. I bought the bike with it installed so not sure of the performance diffs. I didn't get it re-mapped and I'm getting 36mpg...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-27-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18,701
Views: 7,468,889
Posted By surfflite
Here's my new 990 on it's 1st off pavement ride....

Here's my new 990 on it's 1st off pavement ride. Sorry for the lack of dirtyness.

http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/6127/990n.jpg (http://img413.imageshack.us/i/990n.jpg/)
...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-22-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,489
Posted By surfflite
My thought exactly, I just threw them in cuz they...

My thought exactly, I just threw them in cuz they came with the bike. I won't be sticking them in my :ear. Getting ready this morning to go get this thing dirty.
Forum: Orange Crush 01-21-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,489
Posted By surfflite
Thanks guys. Well, 2 days ago I left my...

Thanks guys.

Well, 2 days ago I left my driveway and about a block down the steert the bike died (ah-ha, I thought, here's why I got such a good deal). I pushed it home and was a bit PO-ed. Took...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-20-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9,850
Views: 3,104,941
Posted By surfflite
Just picked this up off CL last week, 2008 w/1004...

Just picked this up off CL last week, 2008 w/1004 miles on it.

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/2033/ktmba.jpg (http://img197.imageshack.us/i/ktmba.jpg/)
Forum: Orange Crush 01-20-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,489
Posted By surfflite
Finally got my bike

Patience paid off. I shopped for my 990 for 7 months then last week this deal came along on CL.

2008 w/1004 miles, bought new in March 2010 with lots of farkleness. Everything shown in top pic...
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