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Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:59 AM
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Posted By sprouty115
Great find! So what year 570 clutch lever fits...

Great find! So what year 570 clutch lever fits the 2013 690?
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 972
Posted By sprouty115
"Snowmobile guys" drink continuously... ...

"Snowmobile guys" drink continuously...

Besides that, you are not even close in assuming you can compare a motorcycle to a snowmobile. So at this point I'm just going to ask you to remember the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By sprouty115
+1

+1
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 12:01 PM
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Posted By sprouty115
I would humbly suggest if you're going to do it,...

I would humbly suggest if you're going to do it, to do it now so you can get some mileage on the bike before you head out on your trips.
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 07:37 AM
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Posted By sprouty115
Factory installed passenger foot pegs...

Factory installed passenger foot pegs...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 07:35 AM
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Posted By sprouty115
Ugh, just read the first few pages - was hoping...

Ugh, just read the first few pages - was hoping it would be shite, but he sounds like a pretty interesting bloke. Now I have to read it...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2014, 07:46 PM
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Posted By sprouty115
Here's a start... ...

Here's a start...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21414658&highlight=octane#post21414658
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17,715
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Posted By sprouty115
It's the knobbies. My bike does the exact same...

It's the knobbies. My bike does the exact same thing. As the bike slows down it starts to vibrate for the last few feet before stopping. In fact the same thing occurs with both my Jeeps because of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 972
Posted By sprouty115
It seems we may be the only two that actually...

It seems we may be the only two that actually know where Wisconsin is.

BTW, where is the OP in all of this?
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17,715
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Posted By sprouty115
http://www.scottsonline.com/Product_Purchase.php?P...

http://www.scottsonline.com/Product_Purchase.php?PartType=3&Bike_ID=6289
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 972
Posted By sprouty115
I'll add to the above: I think a motorcycle...

I'll add to the above: I think a motorcycle specifically for travel during the winter months in Wisconsin is a bad idea for a new rider. It takes a hard-ass disposition a ton of commitment to pile...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 08:16 AM
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Posted By sprouty115
Foam vs. Paper. First of all, I don't doubt...

Foam vs. Paper. First of all, I don't doubt either of your experiences. I'm just suggesting that given identical sealing designs a paper filter should filter "better" than an oiled foam filter, and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 02:16 AM
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Posted By sprouty115
Here is my theory...pleated paper filters will...

Here is my theory...pleated paper filters will trap finer particulate matter, aren't reusable, can restrict flow or fail if completely wetted out and they are less free flowing compared to an oiled...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17,715
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Posted By sprouty115
Thanks, need to look at that connection again...

Thanks, need to look at that connection again tomorrow. That's exactly what my bike is doing occasionally.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-23-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11,961
Views: 692,046
Posted By sprouty115
That is a heck of a deal. I really struggled...

That is a heck of a deal. I really struggled over whether to go with the 690 or the 300XC-W. My heart wanted the 300, but I went with the 690 because I'm (reluctantly) on the street and highway 90%...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 06:08 AM
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Posted By sprouty115
Noah, what happened to the bike when it came...

Noah, what happened to the bike when it came loose? Did it simply die or did it throw a code, etc.?
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 05:25 PM
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Posted By sprouty115
What do you by "side impacts of the...

What do you by "side impacts of the engine"?
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 04:53 AM
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Posted By sprouty115
Another 45-miles to work this morning with no...

Another 45-miles to work this morning with no issues - very strange. Will probably order a cap just to cross it off the off the list, but am also considering the RR, since it's known to be suspect....
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 06:55 PM
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Posted By sprouty115
Drove the bike 45 miles home without an issue. ...

Drove the bike 45 miles home without an issue. Once I got home I checked the cap resistance - 5.15K ohms. Everything seemed tight and no amount of wiggling wires will cause it to stall. Also...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 17,715
Views: 1,868,740
Posted By sprouty115
No, but I will shortly... I assume you pull the...

No, but I will shortly...
I assume you pull the cap, unscrew the plug wire and test it?
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 17,715
Views: 1,868,740
Posted By sprouty115
So I posted a few pages ago about my bike cutting...

So I posted a few pages ago about my bike cutting out and then not starting. I thought the issue was electrical and related to losing a few of the rubber seat bumpers on the under-side of the seat...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,913
Views: 243,777
Posted By sprouty115
Yes, occasionally I can't type what really mean...

Yes, occasionally I can't type what really mean to say...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17,715
Views: 1,868,740
Posted By sprouty115
I just did the same thing to the clips on my...

I just did the same thing to the clips on my bike. While I was looking for whatever caused my bike to die I noticed how pointy and close to the radiator they were. Fortunately I caught it before...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 02:28 PM
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Views: 1,868,740
Posted By sprouty115
Not sure how much value this will add, but who...

Not sure how much value this will add, but who knows: so last weekend I signed up for a local NETRA event. It was basically an un-timed ride on tight wood trails. Obviously a 690 is not the ideal...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1,913
Views: 243,777
Posted By sprouty115
Postions 4-9 are not "used". The first four, 0,...

Postions 4-9 are not "used". The first four, 0, 1, 2, 3; are recognized by the ecu and alter the performance of the bike.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 04:48 AM
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Views: 243,777
Posted By sprouty115
Edited: looks like you got it sorted, good for...

Edited: looks like you got it sorted, good for you.
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1,913
Views: 243,777
Posted By sprouty115
Can you post a pic? Something must be different...

Can you post a pic? Something must be different on the 2014.
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By sprouty115
+1 Start with the valves. Obviously this is a...

+1 Start with the valves. Obviously this is a noise that is coming from the top and and not the cases? No change whether it's in neutral vs in gear with the clutch pulled in?
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,913
Views: 243,777
Posted By sprouty115
Post #3... ...

Post #3...

http://www.supermotojunkie.com/showthread.php?116936-690-SMC-spark-plug
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-15-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 11,961
Views: 692,046
Posted By sprouty115
Heh, heh, good to know...

Heh, heh, good to know...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,454
Posted By sprouty115
Or me?

Or me?
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17,715
Views: 1,868,740
Posted By sprouty115
I thought I had posted this before, but maybe...

I thought I had posted this before, but maybe it's a different thread. Anyway, my spring broke early on, and it didn't make sense to me, since spring design is a fairly easy and straightforward...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11,961
Views: 692,046
Posted By sprouty115
BTW, can someone tell me what the yellow "W"...

BTW, can someone tell me what the yellow "W" signs meant? They were posted at a few places that I think were trail intersections?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11,961
Views: 692,046
Posted By sprouty115
Well if I was going to get a real woods bike I'd...

Well if I was going to get a real woods bike I'd add a 300 XC-W. The problem is, that's not a highway bike and I only have so much room in the shed!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11,961
Views: 692,046
Posted By sprouty115
It was a great time and there is no doubt that a...

It was a great time and there is no doubt that a smaller bike is a lot better for he tight trails. I will say that given its fatness, it's still surpisingly nimble so long as it's rolling. Though...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 11,961
Views: 692,046
Posted By sprouty115
So I ended up bringing my 690 and had a blast. ...

So I ended up bringing my 690 and had a blast. Got a few, strange looks at sign-in, but eveybody was encouraging and said it wasn't going to be really hard.

A few observations:
- the event was...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17,715
Views: 1,868,740
Posted By sprouty115
1 - If you are going to one, then do them both...

1 - If you are going to one, then do them both and be done with it...

2 - The diameter of the hole through the towers depends on what the pitch of the M10 threaded rod is and M10 comes in a few...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17,715
Views: 1,868,740
Posted By sprouty115
Any more pics? That looks nice.

Any more pics? That looks nice.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 17,715
Views: 1,868,740
Posted By sprouty115
I'm ordering the WR gear-set, I need a dirt bike...

I'm ordering the WR gear-set, I need a dirt bike that will do at least 125MPH...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,065
Posted By sprouty115
I got 58-60mpg (US gallons) on my first few...

I got 58-60mpg (US gallons) on my first few tanks. Switched to the Rally Raid filter, FMF Q4, and the Euro Evo1 map and now I get a very reliable 55mpg on the street, but also got a nice power...
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