the mythical #worksconnection skid plate for the #ktm530exc. major score from #advrider... this is the skid plate that i'd wanted since before I even had the #ktm530, and was destroyed when I found out that they were no longer making them. thanks to @hodakaguy for switching to the #ktm500 and selling me your old skid plate... in black, just the way I like it! time for a little #spitandpolish, a new coat of paint and it'll be as good as new! #adventure #adv #upgrade.

first time doing an oil change on the #ktm530exc. i laughed when the manual said "lay the motorcycle on it's side". #maintenance #dualsport #adv

#ktm530exc is back from the shop, rebuilt clutch... two weeks early! #crisisaverted. first time using the #tms hitch carrier, easy peasy. I think there's an ongoing theme here... #KTM #bleedorange. #dualsport #adv

I bit the bullet, took the ktm to a local shop to have them rebuild the clutch and clutch slave... when I realized doing the work myself was outside of my mechanical know-how.

they were going to "hold onto it in case something opened up" with a hard appointment on Nov 10th... then called me two days later to say that it was done, except for a small part on order.

now, that's service The Motor Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA.

while the clutch has been down on my #ktm530exc it has turned into a #bikerack, #deliverystation, and general mess. No #dualsport #ADVmedicine for me lately. #maintenance #failure

getting my #pedal on; this is the new #commuterlife. best #adv #dualsport #upgrade is to #getinshape!

did a first pass of plasti-dip this weekend on my exhaust, but botched it because it was a bit too windy outside. it was surprisingly satisfying to peel it off clean after letting it dry for a few hours.

on the plus side, i got a good idea how much i'll need to get a good 2-3 coats on the exhaust (about 2 cans), so more is on order from amazon and i'll hopefully get it painted this weekend!

I'm an explorer too!

does this license plate make my rear end look fat? #customplate #missprint #ADV #dirtbikefail #dualsport #ktm530exc

why is it that I wasn't that big of a fan of orange, but after drinking the #orangekoolaid, I can't get enough? these beautiful laser cut #anodized orange radiator guards with a subtle #KTM logo are courtesy of #bulletproofdesigns. #upgrade #ktm530exc #dualsport #ADV