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Old 02-02-2012, 03:36 PM   #1576
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$1.99,

Yep....I fell in love w/MotoZ Desert Tractionators last year....used them in Baja for two weeks and then all summer back in BC....about 4000 kms on them and still 1/4 tread on rear and 1/2 on front (which has cupped due to pavement braking...but not enough to make for a bumpy ride on pavement).....60% off-road on the set....and waiting for a new rear again....seems the boat from Thailand/Oz is a bit slow.

I recommend the rear tire to everyone....like the front, but wasn't sure if it was the best choice for sandy conditions.
I havent rode that front in deep sand so I couldn't say for sure the about the handling but the tread profile appears to me to be a suitable option. I was thinking more along the lines of it being a durable, cut & puncture resistant all around solution. Enjoy Baja
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:59 PM   #1577
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Barman do you mind posting pics of the tripmaster switch mounted up? I saw you asking about it a couple weeks ago and am just wondering how well that one fits on the 690 since its not made for it. im thinking about getting that same part number that was suggested to you a while back.
I'll go out and take a photo of it in a bit.
The title of the piece will be "Still Life with Zipties".

Here they are. Not pretty but effective.
It's mounted to the clutch master in the rear and the switch housing is contoured to fit what looks like a 7/8" bar which our bar is tapered down to in the location I have it mounted. The bar tapers up from 7/8" where I have it mounted so there is suprisingly very little movement. It is a fair reaching distance away but I have Orangutan hands so I can get away with it.
And for the ziptie afficianados that hide the heads underneath... I like them where I can see those little hand manglers.

And if anyone is curious, that MRA windscreen is a pretty stout piece. No vibration and if it's mounted correctly should have just enough give in a get off.




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Old 02-02-2012, 06:00 PM   #1578
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used them in Baja for two weeks
You taking the magic bus back to Baja this year?

Was my plan to get that way but broke femur and patella instead.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:18 PM   #1579
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I'll go out and take a photo of it in a bit.
The title of the piece will be "Still Life with Zipties".

Here they are. Not pretty but effective.
It's mounted to the clutch master in the rear and the switch housing is contoured to fit what looks like a 7/8" bar which our bar is tapered down to in the location I have it mounted. The bar tapers up from 7/8" where I have it mounted so there is suprisingly very little movement...
When I mounted my tripmaster switch I moved the mirror inward and used the mounting strap on the switch to wrap around the bar. It also brought the switch closer to my thumb. Not that anyone asked, just throwing it out there
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:44 PM   #1580
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When I mounted my tripmaster switch I moved the mirror inward and used the mounting strap on the switch to wrap around the bar. It also brought the switch closer to my thumb. Not that anyone asked, just throwing it out there
I thought of that but my mirror is fairly useless with my girth and height. Maybe I'll grab an extender.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:36 PM   #1581
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You taking the magic bus back to Baja this year?

Was my plan to get that way but broke femur and patella instead.
SG,
No Baja for me this year, but the Blue Bus Boys are going down in a few days for two weeks of singletrack.

I am hoping to ride around Arizona desert in the spring if all goes well...doing some bike prep, and Google Earthing like a fiend

Very sorry to hear about your breaks....sound serious .

I wish you a strong recovery...crashing and breaking stuff is no fun...


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Old 02-03-2012, 01:28 AM   #1582
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SG,
No Baja for me this year, but the Blue Bus Boys are going down in a few days for two weeks of singletrack.

I am hoping to ride around Arizona desert in the spring if all goes well...doing some bike prep, and Google Earthing like a fiend

Very sorry to hear about your breaks....sound serious .

I wish you a strong recovery...crashing and breaking stuff is no fun...


I'm going to call you FrankenGed from this point.

I've broken every bone in my body at least once in my 51 years of stupidity but have never had a staple job that extensive.
Impressive...

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Old 02-03-2012, 03:54 AM   #1583
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SG,
No Baja for me this year, but the Blue Bus Boys are going down in a few days for two weeks of singletrack.

I am hoping to ride around Arizona desert in the spring if all goes well...doing some bike prep, and Google Earthing like a fiend

Very sorry to hear about your breaks....sound serious .

I wish you a strong recovery...crashing and breaking stuff is no fun...

This is not the club I really wanted to join!!!!! Here's what happen to me a month ago. I thought I was JOE hotshot MX rider while I was riding here on a local course. A long story short....I went off one jump and landing on top of another. I managed to lose control and 690 ended up landed on the side of my foot, shifting my bones to the right.

This pic was taken on Monday (2 weeks after surgery). The DOC spent 2.5 hours using a bunch of metal and pins (notice them sticking out my 2 toes) to fix 5 fractured/broken Mantatarsals and a fracture ankle. I can't put weight on my foot for 12 weeks!!
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:19 AM   #1584
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Show us your 690 staples

Geeze Chris - pins out the toes look And 12 weeks is

Thanks Ged - I'll recover but not as fast as I used to.

These were beginning of 2011 (f8gs induced,) busted it again 4 months ago on 690e.



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Old 02-03-2012, 06:00 AM   #1585
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Barman,
Which screen did you use, I see several models? Can you post some pics of it?
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:42 AM   #1586
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You guys are giving me the heebie jeebies with the staples this morning.
My last wreck a year and a half ago I broke 8 bones in 12 places. I did myself a favor and deleted the cell phone photos I took while in the E-room. Only saved the series with the cute little blonde radiologist.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:05 AM   #1587
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Which screen did you use, I see several models? Can you post some pics of it?
Thanks Scout
I got it from Twisted Throttle I believe. Can't find the reciept and they don't keep records on "my account."
It's the "RO" light gray model with the 28mm mount kit.
Do you still have the stock mask installed? If so there are other cheaper options. The only reason I picked this one up is that I've got the baja light mounted.

I'll get some photos posted up after lunch.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:17 AM   #1588
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I still have the stock mask. But will be experimenting this spring with a double KTM wind screen affair. We'll see how it does????

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Old 02-03-2012, 01:11 PM   #1589
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I still have the stock mask. But will be experimenting this spring with a double KTM wind screen affair. We'll see how it does????

Scout
I went an built my own screen. I modeled it off the touratech one, cost me about $40nz (about $30usd) all up. It came out pretty well, I had to adjust the height/angle a bit to get it perfect, and I also added some rubber padding between the arms and the screen to stop vibrations.

Arms were made of an 3mm alloy (from an old external hard drive case) spacers for the top fork mount was made from the alloy in the base of a computer heat-sink, about 8mm thick.



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Old 02-03-2012, 01:25 PM   #1590
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KTM windscreen

This works nice- you can hide the fold down mirrors behind it, and also the gps mount. However the plastic mounts that the screws pass through are susceptible to breaking if you hit low hanging branches ect. I repaired & reinforced the mounts with adhesive carbon fiber/fiberglass cloth- then spread a gelcoat over it to harden it up. Works fine now, nice & strong and saved buying another windscreen.

And whoa ChrisD- cover that thang up: Get well soon bud
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