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Old 07-28-2014, 06:32 PM   #21646
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Continuing my effort to establish the patina on the Walrus' old bike, I bailed late Saturday afternoon from my Uncle's funeral to hit the west desert. Met up with a friend in Butterfield Canyon and blasted over the top, then over Johnson Pass and out towards the Pony Express...We were ambitious and hoped to make camp in the Deep Creeks by nightfall but the dark caught us a few miles short.... The evening riding was spectacular tho..

A nice 426 mile day from camp back home to Park City, over 300 of that was dirt. Now have about 1100 miles of patina on this bike since I got it, almost time for a new tire..




And here I thought that bike was an out-of-state moto.....
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:57 AM   #21647
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You'll notice my tracks on the inside of the tube there... It's a tricky landing when you shoot out of it, so you just have to lean!
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:58 AM   #21648
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slickhorn... awesome!
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:48 PM   #21649
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:46 PM   #21650
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Does anyone know the story behind the 690e rally bike at Edge on consignment? Pretty awesome looking bike...
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218...20690&ad_cid=3




Also, I rode the Crest on Saturday morning with a buddy and saw a rider on another 690e with a rally fairing in the parking lot. Anyone on this site?

Cheers, Andre

I stopped wondering after hearing the price. Sweet machine though.

Not sure where is 'the Crest', but I was on my new-to-me 690E Saturday. Guardsman - Hwy 150 - Spring Canyon - North slope road then back. Sorry no photos.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:10 PM   #21651
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Splitting @ 1:30 w dch on light bikes. Pm if u can do. Some slab to get to epic dirt
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:15 PM   #21652
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I stopped wondering after hearing the price. Sweet machine though
Stoopid front end on that, but I'd take the rest. New tech makes that rally fairing look like the short bus so to speak.
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:47 PM   #21653
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Stoopid front end on that, but I'd take the rest. New tech makes that rally fairing look like the short bus so to speak.
Good point, Kev. Please pardon me while I wax philosophic....

I love my 950 Adv-S. Its just a BigAss DirtBike, yaknow. I can totally relate with Slickhorn (*and* his hand-me-down patina). Comfy all day long at 90 mph, *and* capable at 9 mph and 12" step-ups. But don't drop it. If I'm alone, and it's not dry and level, I'm farched. Of course I'm kinda tall and skinny (but good looking!). I once stopped a jeepful of Mormon teens with my good looks, to ask for help out of a bigass mudpuddle. It was daddy's jeep, and we got all muddy. I tried to offer a beer in exchange, but no... In retrospect, I should've given 'em a forty for the full carwash, carpet shampoo treatment.

So I'm kinda interested in a MediumAss DirtBike, something good for the freeway or the trail, but not so darned attracted to the center of the earth.

Mixed feelings about the 690, not in love yet. I like the fairing, and my (BADB-borrowed) clear windshield are great for high-speed freeway or on the pegs on a graded road. It seldom bottoms out, quicker response, occasionally leaves a gap between tire and dirt, and way faster stopping. But eventually I'll slide into home base on that fairing, and without a crash bar.

Plus there's no friggin subframe to hang my beer cooler from. ... Oh and the tent and the sleeping bag.

What about the tall-ass headlight shroud thingy from Harcus. Does it cut the wind much? Maybe a 500 EXC with something like that with a luggage rack. ?

Ok, I feel better now. I shouldn't have kept it pent up so long. Thanks for listening. I love you guys.
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:22 PM   #21654
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Good point, Kev. Please pardon me while I wax philosophic....

I love my 950 Adv-S. Its just a BigAss DirtBike, yaknow. I can totally relate with Slickhorn (*and* his hand-me-down patina). Comfy all day long at 90 mph, *and* capable at 9 mph and 12" step-ups. But don't drop it. If I'm alone, and it's not dry and level, I'm farched. Of course I'm kinda tall and skinny (but good looking!). I once stopped a jeepful of Mormon teens with my good looks, to ask for help out of a bigass mudpuddle. It was daddy's jeep, and we got all muddy. I tried to offer a beer in exchange, but no... In retrospect, I should've given 'em a forty for the full carwash, carpet shampoo treatment.

So I'm kinda interested in a MediumAss DirtBike, something good for the freeway or the trail, but not so darned attracted to the center of the earth.

Mixed feelings about the 690, not in love yet. I like the fairing, and my (BADB-borrowed) clear windshield are great for high-speed freeway or on the pegs on a graded road. It seldom bottoms out, quicker response, occasionally leaves a gap between tire and dirt, and way faster stopping. But eventually I'll slide into home base on that fairing, and without a crash bar.

Plus there's no friggin subframe to hang my beer cooler from. ... Oh and the tent and the sleeping bag.

What about the tall-ass headlight shroud thingy from Harcus. Does it cut the wind much? Maybe a 500 EXC with something like that with a luggage rack. ?

Ok, I feel better now. I shouldn't have kept it pent up so long. Thanks for listening. I love you guys.
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Old 07-31-2014, 06:14 AM   #21655
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Good point, Kev. Please pardon me while I wax philosophic....

I love my 950 Adv-S. Its just a BigAss DirtBike, yaknow. I can totally relate with Slickhorn (*and* his hand-me-down patina). Comfy all day long at 90 mph, *and* capable at 9 mph and 12" step-ups. But don't drop it. If I'm alone, and it's not dry and level, I'm farched. Of course I'm kinda tall and skinny (but good looking!). I once stopped a jeepful of Mormon teens with my good looks, to ask for help out of a bigass mudpuddle. It was daddy's jeep, and we got all muddy. I tried to offer a beer in exchange, but no... In retrospect, I should've given 'em a forty for the full carwash, carpet shampoo treatment.

So I'm kinda interested in a MediumAss DirtBike, something good for the freeway or the trail, but not so darned attracted to the center of the earth.

Mixed feelings about the 690, not in love yet. I like the fairing, and my (BADB-borrowed) clear windshield are great for high-speed freeway or on the pegs on a graded road. It seldom bottoms out, quicker response, occasionally leaves a gap between tire and dirt, and way faster stopping. But eventually I'll slide into home base on that fairing, and without a crash bar.

Plus there's no friggin subframe to hang my beer cooler from. ... Oh and the tent and the sleeping bag.

What about the tall-ass headlight shroud thingy from Harcus. Does it cut the wind much? Maybe a 500 EXC with something like that with a luggage rack. ?

Ok, I feel better now. I shouldn't have kept it pent up so long. Thanks for listening. I love you guys.
For some reason picking up the 990 doesn't seem near as hard as the old Tiger and the weights are similar. My plated 525 MXC with the Giant Loop has been great for 5-6 day trips in the dirt, but I don't enjoy it much on the slabs and it's definitely not much fun at 90 on the highway with traffic around. There is just no such thing as the perfect bike that does everything well, I think you always compromise something, somewhere... As for the beer cooler problem, I just drink whiskey...
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:31 AM   #21656
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Had a complete blast with Kev-o in the west desert yesterday through dusk... About 150 miles, no dust at all awesome temps and absolutely gorgeous! Nice to be able to briefly get out there again....
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:51 AM   #21657
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dirt goodness

This is below Jacob City...



...and little moab



splendid time was guaranteed for all!
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:27 AM   #21658
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Mosquito and Weston Pass

If anyone is interested in doing a loop this Sat. or Sun. PM me
I'm leaving from CO Springs.
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Old 07-31-2014, 06:37 PM   #21659
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Engine Temps?

I just replaced my trail tech vapor speedo computer thing and it has a light that comes on when the bike is getting hot, and another that comes on when its so hot you should freak out. It's a custom setting, so any KTM RFS riders out there could win a huge slicer tomato and a dozen fresh farm eggs if you can tell me what's the right operating temp for my RFS, meaning, where should i set those warnings!

I found that moving awhile at decent speed ran around 170F and climbing goat trails got up to 220F. It was about 90F outside i'd guess.

thotz?
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:51 PM   #21660
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I think 220 is fine off the top of my head... I think at 240 to 250 is when it gets bad. Also I seem to remember that one has a reservoir bottle for the coolant, but it's designed to have a little space of air at the top of the radiator. Either way is fine...
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