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  1. With Garmin devices I always go through Basecamp on my computer. Then I just upload the gpx to the device and good to go. When i go to my phone I always have to search the internet for instructions — often it involves a saving to to or sending to the app. (I-phone)
  2. There are a few of us heading up from west LA on Thursday — a couple fo different start times. I and Cosmin are planning a 9:30-ish a meet up off the 14 (couple miles in from the 5) at the ADV meet spot — Starbucks.
  3. Rode it two years ago with Eric, Jonathon, Dennis, Jason and a few others. mostly uneventful except for a couple of steep, rocky climbs/descents. If I recall we also had to double back at one point because of a gate.
  4. Hi Eric. I haven’t registered yet — but will. Happy to lead a ride: novice or intermediate.
  5. Maybe dirty fuel filter? Can it be temperature again? Loose battery wire? Unknown immobilized to prevent theft?
  6. I am currently running the Pirelli Scorpion Rally str and will be taking them on a loop from LA to Alaska. Running them on my 1290 SA. Not planning on too much off road and they have been great on the street (speed, stability, cornering, noise, ...). They are also holding up well in terms of wear. I’ll add pics later. Currently I have 1500 miles on them, mostly road - hwy, twisties, urban. I think there will be no problem for the 3500 up to Fairbanks where I will put on a fresh pair. What has really stood out for me is their stability, cornering, agility in turns, and sound. A riding buddy put these on his 1200gs and did taste of Dakar as well. He’ll be running his up to Alaska as well.
  7. I recently bought an SA-T. I would look into their folding levers, engine/clutch case protection, the floating topcase and backrest for your +1. Side stand foot. If you can think far in advance, maybe some spare wear parts. $500 only goes so far in their catalog. Now outside of their catalog, I recommend looking at the altrider selection. They have some great strong hard parts for protection. Oh, I forgot - gps and/or phone holder, their customers engineered tank bag (click-on/off) is good, not great off road when you’re standing.
  8. Hi Rogers. Happy to walk you through the mods I have done if you go this route. I chose to go lighter and wanted to keep a good amount of power, thus the KTM (Husky 701 didn't exist in 2014). This has been a good platform for one up riding long and short distances. My longest trek was 3200 miles across the Southwest, including CO BDR. While slightly less good on the road than a bigger bike (wind, etc.) it can't be beat off road. I have recently added a 1290 Super adventure to my garage, mainly as a two-up tourer with my wife. We're heading to AK this summer. Alone, I would have taken the 690, she won't get on it for anything.
  9. Just came back from my first maintenance on this monster. Surprising at how fast and smooth this motor is. She is in the beginnings of her transition to a real super adventurer: Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR, PP ergo seat, Altrider skid plate, radiator protection, rally pegs. It is strange going back and forth between both machines now— I think I have a favorite, not sure yet... now to plan my trips....
  10. I just received the Klim Krios Helmet I won at the XLADV high Sierra event. A beautiful piece of equipment and the absolute lightest helmet I have ever worn. Beautiful finish, carbon fiber. It came with both a clear and tinted screen with a pin lock antifog lens. I will begin wearing it and provide a review once I have a few hours on my head. For now a huge thanks to XLADV and KLIM.
  11. So many of you have seen me at events with my KTM 690 with the Britannia Composites fairing. I was always considering adding an after market gas tank and finally took the plunge. In fact I decided to do a few things since I was going have the bike incapacitated for a few weeks. So in order of decisions here are the recent upgrades (last month): RallyRaid UK evo2 fuel tanks, radiator guard, radiator screen, and crash protection; Konflict suspension maintenance (had previously done recalling and spring), rotweiller canisterectomy kit and intake/air filter upgrade (along with fuel dongle). Here are before and current pics. Still need to do some work on countershaft bearings. Will be riding again soon. And need to decorate the bright white tanks ?
  12. After the @XLADV @lostforareason high sierra event I made the decision to do some mods to my dialed in #ktm690. First was to send my suspension off to @alexmartens at @KONFLICT MOTORSPORTS For some routine maintenance. He had already upgraded my calving and springs a couple years ago so this was to be just maintenance. Once those were sent, I decided to add the @rallyraid evo2 gas tanks to get additional distance. I should be adding close to 100 miles. Since the bike is in pieces and I can't ride, why not change the front tire. I've never tried the #mitas e09 so let's give it a go - particularly since I have only read good reviews. I'll do a few other maintenance items (counter shaft seal for example). Now to begin planning some adventures: #lostcoast #alaska #prudhoebay #bdr #baja4000.
  13. Total for me on the 690: 1095 mi. Great road back through Sherman Pass in Sequoia.
    I was looking for a clip on windscreen accessory to better channel the flow of wind at highway speeds on my KTM 690 (with Britania composites Lynx r fairing). I stumbled upon the puig products and gave it a try. This really, really works - most noticeable above 60 mph. I found that when correctly adjusted for me (many positions possible) it created a calm riding envelope, fantastic for my fast ride out to Death Valley last weekend (2016 TOD). The screen is very well made, strong and well finished. The clips are perfectly finished, adapt to any widescreen (mine is flat so very very easy). The hinges on the other hand are a plastic with the pivot being anchored by a plastic press on item. I tried adjusting once while moving (lower speed) and off it popped!!! Gone for good. I used a zip tie to hold it together (and it still is holding after 1000 miles. I did remove this for off road riding as it created way too much vibration on my windscreen over wash board and bumps. A great product which needs stronger hinge points. I'll be letting puig know.
  14. I just swapped my rear for a Mitas E07 so will be running the 401 up front with the 07 on the rear at ToD. I didn't get the distance I thought I might from my original rear. Too much high speed highway here in SoCal perhaps! Are riding or trailer int to ToD?
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