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Old 02-22-2014, 06:22 AM   #14971
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Sorry to hijack your thread, but if anybody wants to go riding around Baghdad this weekend, aztom is missing. There's a search in progress, and they are asking for help. There's a thread in the west forum titled help aztom missing. He is a 72 year old adv'er and should have been home last night by 5:00. Thanks
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*edit: call off the search. He walked out!
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:39 AM   #14972
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I need to buy some material to recover the seat on my Xchallenge after doing some reshaping. Does any have any suggestions for a local place I can get some material and what type of material I should get?
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Eric, try P&L Upholstery on Stone street. They do a lot of motorbike work and did the install of my Seat Concepts cover on the WR.
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:48 AM   #14973
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Eric, try P&L Upholstery on Stone street. They do a lot of motorbike work and did the install of my Seat Concepts cover on the WR.
Thanks John, I'll go there. Let's meet up for another ride soon. Currently dealing with a sick dog so haven't been able to get away.
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:49 AM   #14974
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Ktm engine work

Drowned my 690 in Mx and will be trucking back to tucson. Not sure of damage may be little may be lot. Any suggestions on where to take it. I am from Seattle and will leave it there for repair as I have friends there. Thanks for you input
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:53 AM   #14975
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Drowned my 690 in Mx and will be trucking back to tucson. Not sure of damage may be little may be lot. Any suggestions on where to take it. I am from Seattle and will leave it there for repair as I have friends there. Thanks for you input
Call Frank at ZMWadventures. You won't find anyone better.

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Old 02-22-2014, 07:01 AM   #14976
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I met frank in Baja last week. I knew he prepped adv bikes but I was not sure of his engine repair experience. You have experience with him in this regard? Thx
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:09 AM   #14977
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Frank was a factory BMW tech at one time. He also owns that bike, so he knows the bike as well.
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:30 AM   #14978
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Frank was a factory BMW tech at one time. He also owns that bike, so he knows the bike as well.
Yep, he gave up on BMW's and switched over to riding KTM's several years ago. He knows ktm's very well.

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Old 02-22-2014, 09:34 AM   #14979
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I met frank in Baja last week. I knew he prepped adv bikes but I was not sure of his engine repair experience. You have experience with him in this regard? Thx
So what's the story on your bike? Did it hydrolock and not start after the normal drowning recovery procedures?
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:54 AM   #14980
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[QUOTE=russbryant;23529118]So what's the story on your bike? Did it hydrolock and not start after the normal drowning recovery procedures? [/

Not really relevant but will not crank. due to circumstances, the normal drain the exhaust, drain the water and/or refresh the oil/potential water and pull the plug to crank out water were not available to me.

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I am in a small town now, three hours by truck from the problem area. I could mess now to determine the extent but who knows what I might or might not find. At the tail end I a trip and need to get back. A trailer from the US is only a day away. Whole diff strategy if that is not the case. Gracias
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:56 AM   #14981
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I agree with taking the bike to Frank. Stand up guy, he's done a lot of service on my bikes and I've always been pleased with the result and the price. I just got my tax return, and he's about to get my bikes in for some more work.

If you need a place to store the 690 I've got garage space and I'm always willing to help out a ADV'r in need.
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:29 AM   #14982
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Frank at ZMW does good work and has realistic prices.
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:56 PM   #14983
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1000 pages! I feel honored.

Nice photos DonBenito!

To answer the question about the photo, I think that's the Willcox Playa? It would make the most sense anyway...

I used to roadrace with Zabriskie. Not in the same class usually but he was quick.

More photos, this time Gunsight Pass:









(Sorry if there is a resize issue again, I don't know of another way to get them to a reasonable size other than html tags without re-uploading them in another size.)

You can just see my little DR350SE in there. A guy rode a KLR650 from west to east up the pass, which is heroic.

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Old 02-24-2014, 05:01 PM   #14984
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Ok, new fork seals are in. Saw an awesome YouTube video on doing your own seals - instead of buying a driver tool unique to your forks, the guy lubed up and started the seal by hand, then wrapped a clean thick layer of electrical tape around the inner fork tube and used that to seat the new seal by sliding the fork like a good ol' fashioned slide hammer. I adapted and put an old seal between the new seal and the tape. Worked like a charm. Ridiculously well. Could even use the tape again in a pinch.

KLR is together, replaced the R/R and the portion of the wiring harness connected to it. No lights. Opened up and cleaned all of the electrical connectors up front, worked like a charm.

For giggles, I put the old r/r back in and it was fine. Spare regrec FTW!

Now my carb needs re jetted(stumbles and bumbles just off idle) but things are well on their way here. Front end is still squishy, we'll see what 10 psi does.

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Old 02-25-2014, 11:11 AM   #14985
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Anybody going to the Ural demo days up at Go AZ?

http://www.imz-ural.com/2014-ural-demo-tour/

I was thinking of driving up and checking it out.
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