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Forum: Thumpers Today, 01:07 AM
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Posted By thumpididump
+1 Yes, the 690 motor sounds like a tin can...

+1

Yes, the 690 motor sounds like a tin can with some nuts and bolts rattling inside. Very normal. Amplified when you install a metal skid plate.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19,753
Views: 2,285,068
Posted By thumpididump
+1 I am also in the process of installing my...

+1

I am also in the process of installing my HDB kit. This is what I plan to buy, of course I'll also need to buy a Scott's stabilizer:
...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:07 AM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 356,366
Posted By thumpididump
Mine was the same when I bought it. Then I took...

Mine was the same when I bought it. Then I took 10 minutes to adjust the pedal position and the switch.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-19-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 37,281
Posted By thumpididump
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Canada 12-19-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9,383
Views: 617,969
Posted By thumpididump
Looks like a good price, but personally if I were...

Looks like a good price, but personally if I were buying another GoPro, I'd consider the 3+ or the 4. I've heard lots of bad things about the first 3 models (improved with the 3+). Maybe the issues...
Forum: Canada 12-19-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 9,383
Views: 617,969
Posted By thumpididump
I've got an older GoPro. Works well enough but I...

I've got an older GoPro. Works well enough but I have been thinking about the Virb Elite. I've been hesitant because it seems even bulkier than the GoPro but I do like some of its features and the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 356,366
Posted By thumpididump
A while back, someone posted a snippet from an...

A while back, someone posted a snippet from an email response they received directly from WP, stating that bleeder valves weren't necessary on the 2014 forks because the new design makes it nearly...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-16-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 519,271
Posted By thumpididump
Colorado - Aug. 2012 ...

Colorado - Aug. 2012

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-dfIREqXoG6M/VJCj2yLMqFI/AAAAAAAAH7U/fsPhWIo3y68/s800/IMG_4328.JPG

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Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19,753
Views: 2,285,068
Posted By thumpididump
With all the talk of lighting, here's my little...

With all the talk of lighting, here's my little project: a pair of inexpensive ellipsoid / projector beam lights (one low beam, one high beam). Not the highest quality, but readily available and...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-15-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4,546
Views: 671,088
Posted By thumpididump
How bright are those HDB blinkers, say on a scale...

How bright are those HDB blinkers, say on a scale of 1-10?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11,160
Views: 2,381,284
Posted By thumpididump
I'm sure fitting the HDB fairing on an SE would...

I'm sure fitting the HDB fairing on an SE would be pretty much the same process.
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19,753
Views: 2,285,068
Posted By thumpididump
As long as it wasn't a Motorex and Mazola mix,...

As long as it wasn't a Motorex and Mazola mix, you'll be fine.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11,160
Views: 2,381,284
Posted By thumpididump
Will do... but essentially, I am doing exactly...

Will do... but essentially, I am doing exactly the same thing as this:

http://therosshallproject.blogspot.de/2014/06/blog-post.html


For lighting, I'm going to try to keep it "legal" ......
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11,160
Views: 2,381,284
Posted By thumpididump
Spent a good chunk of the afternoon tinkering...

Spent a good chunk of the afternoon tinkering with a bunch of new Highway Dirt Bikes bling.

...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 19,753
Views: 2,285,068
Posted By thumpididump
I run 16/45 most of the time because I have few...

I run 16/45 most of the time because I have few opportunities to ride offroad. In the city and on rural roads with "street bike friends" this gearing works very well for me. I am ashamed to say that...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-12-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3,719
Views: 733,028
Posted By thumpididump
He must have used something like this: ...

He must have used something like this:

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/GTORcNyckCY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19,753
Views: 2,285,068
Posted By thumpididump
Holy fuck! That's amazing. But they already...

Holy fuck! That's amazing.

But they already gone now... http://www.aerostich.com/sale/garage-sale
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19,753
Views: 2,285,068
Posted By thumpididump
I don't plan to ride with knobbies on the...

I don't plan to ride with knobbies on the highway. I'll put new knobbies on in the south of Spain just before I cross into Morocco.
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 19,753
Views: 2,285,068
Posted By thumpididump
I suspect you will have to aim them very low so...

I suspect you will have to aim them very low so as to not offend other traffic.

The lens of a projector beam light is optically designed to control / focus the light. For a projector low beam, it...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 19,753
Views: 2,285,068
Posted By thumpididump
Most of the time, I ride with 16/45 around the...

Most of the time, I ride with 16/45 around the city and it's also fine for 30 minutes or so down the autobahn.... but I'm definitely in the slow lane -- and getting passed by everyone-- trying to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 19,753
Views: 2,285,068
Posted By thumpididump
Not on the autobahn.

Not on the autobahn.
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 04:05 PM
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Posted By thumpididump
I may be slabbing it from Berlin to Morocco ! ...

I may be slabbing it from Berlin to Morocco ! Long ride, and I want to get there as quickly as I can, so I can have more time to ride in the dirt.

I'll bring my 15T sprocket with me -- and swap...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19,753
Views: 2,285,068
Posted By thumpididump
Bump. Anyone?

Bump.

Anyone?
Forum: Canada 12-09-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9,383
Views: 617,969
Posted By thumpididump
I cannot comment on the Icon, but I've always...

I cannot comment on the Icon, but I've always thought of Icon products as flashy and stylish, with less focus on quality and protection. They have come a long way in recent years, though...I'll give...
Forum: Vendors 12-09-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 164,486
Posted By thumpididump
Metric is fine, but that diagram shows the LRE,...

Metric is fine, but that diagram shows the LRE, no? I assume it is physically larger in diameter and longer then the LR. I'm just curious about how long/deep the LR is.
Forum: Vendors 12-08-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 164,486
Posted By thumpididump
Great info. Thanks. Would you happen to have...

Great info. Thanks.

Would you happen to have a diagram showing the dimensions like the LRE in the previous post?
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19,753
Views: 2,285,068
Posted By thumpididump
:thumb Gotcha. Tks.

:thumb

Gotcha. Tks.
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19,753
Views: 2,285,068
Posted By thumpididump
Does the top one blind oncoming traffic?

Does the top one blind oncoming traffic?
Forum: Vendors 12-07-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 164,486
Posted By thumpididump
HDB's "pro" kit includes a lower mount but not...

HDB's "pro" kit includes a lower mount but not the dualsport kit -- which I bought. I've already been thinking about different ways to fasten it to the lower triple clamp.
Forum: Vendors 12-07-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 164,486
Posted By thumpididump
Yes, it crossed my mind to simply alter the two...

Yes, it crossed my mind to simply alter the two holes...

Anyway, I haven't ripped the bike apart yet, but here's how the HDB Rally Lite D-S fairing kit looks when you get the pieces together:
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19,753
Views: 2,285,068
Posted By thumpididump
Thanks for the help, guys... My brain was working...

Thanks for the help, guys... My brain was working in low gear as I was trying to do a dry fit up test just see how the pieces go together. I may have been drinking a bit, too.


<a...
Forum: Vendors 12-07-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 164,486
Posted By thumpididump
Thanks for all tha. Lots to chew on. Curious...

Thanks for all tha. Lots to chew on. Curious about the dimensions of the extremes. Specifically, the diameter? The HDB windscreen has 90mm (3 1/2") round holes for lights.
Forum: Vendors 12-07-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 164,486
Posted By thumpididump
Interesting post JRod....this info is along the...

Interesting post JRod....this info is along the lines of what I've been searching for.


I'm in the process of installing a Highway Dirt Bikes Rallye Lite fairing system on my KTM 690 Enduro. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 19,753
Views: 2,285,068
Posted By thumpididump
Trying to figure out how all of these pieces fit...

Trying to figure out how all of these pieces fit together. Can someone shed some light on the two angled aluminum pieces shown in the red circle?
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 19,753
Views: 2,285,068
Posted By thumpididump
Bleeder valves aren't necessary given the new...

Bleeder valves aren't necessary given the new type of forks found on the 690 since the 2014 model was released. According to WP, air does not enter the forks like on other forks. You'd likely be...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-06-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By thumpididump
My riding buddies for this trip will be on KTM...

My riding buddies for this trip will be on KTM 500 & 525, and a couple with WR250R's. With a DR650, I'll be the slow and heavy one. But having owned a DR before, I do know what they're capable of. ...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-06-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By thumpididump
Many thanks to all who responded. I had a long...

Many thanks to all who responded. I had a long chat with Ron on the phone yesterday and it looks like I'm in good hands. www.wdsma.com

Looking forward to riding a DR650 again. I owned one for...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-06-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By thumpididump
Vielen Dank für die Informationen, Proettermann....

Vielen Dank für die Informationen, Proettermann. Leider weiß ich nicht viel Deutsch....at least, not without lots of help from Google Translate :rofl
Forum: Canada 12-04-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 9,383
Views: 617,969
Posted By thumpididump
It might be a while before I really get to test...

It might be a while before I really get to test it... but I remember when I first saw the Atlas brace at OGTC I was impressed with the design. They had Alpinstars, Leatt and Atlas all in the store...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,460
Posted By thumpididump
Thanks for all the info re: lights. :thumb

Thanks for all the info re: lights. :thumb
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