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Forum: Canada 02-21-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,866
Posted By Droptarotter
Hey Wayne; How much of the year can one bicycle...

Hey Wayne;
How much of the year can one bicycle in Kelowna. Do you think a high mileage roadie would have enough quiet roads to ride on?
A great cycling community is paramount to my retirement.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9,305
Views: 2,068,559
Posted By Droptarotter
Could you adjust the steering stops so you have...

Could you adjust the steering stops so you have less turning radius to avoid hitting the lights?
Or will that give you the turning radius of a semi??

I'm in the process of installing the...
Forum: Canada 02-14-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,866
Posted By Droptarotter
My priorities for a place to move to; Close...

My priorities for a place to move to;

Close to the US.
Close to a hospital.
Quiet.
Good motorcycling, both on and off road.
But the main priority is good road cycling all year round.

I'm...
Forum: Vendors 02-12-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 222,386
Posted By Droptarotter
Yippee......I can answer this:clap I have a...

Yippee......I can answer this:clap

I have a 520 EXC that has had the US 5 &10 mounted on the rear fender at different times.
I originally used the 5 with it's bolt on strap, then changed over to...
Forum: Vendors 02-10-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,640
Views: 220,223
Posted By Droptarotter
Great report Peter..........still waiting for the...

Great report Peter..........still waiting for the Reckless............and now tankbag and jersey!

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6,766
Views: 1,228,228
Posted By Droptarotter
Does the noise change when you pull in the...

Does the noise change when you pull in the clutch??

Any debris in the oil?

What did you last do to it??

Are those carbon fibre bars? Where did you get those??

Cheers
Forum: Vendors 02-09-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 222,386
Posted By Droptarotter
HAHA..........thanks Michael, it was not the...

HAHA..........thanks Michael, it was not the waist strap, but the lower left cinching strap that was eaten.....I took it to a local shoe repair guy and he fixed up the strap and patched the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,567
Posted By Droptarotter
D; Since we are on the topic of clutch...

D;
Since we are on the topic of clutch actuation;

I just installed the Oberon Slave cylinder and have been using a Midwest Mountain clutch lever;


http://www.midwestme.com/index.html

The...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7,644
Views: 1,535,908
Posted By Droptarotter
I could live with all the dirt............but I...

I could live with all the dirt............but I couldn't live with all those untrimmed zip ties!!

For shame!!
Forum: Vendors 02-09-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 222,386
Posted By Droptarotter
Unlawfulsm; Try lowering the bags on the...

Unlawfulsm;

Try lowering the bags on the bike. I usually have the front part of the bag about level with the top of the seat. That way it will lower the center of gravity and the top of the bag...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9,305
Views: 2,068,559
Posted By Droptarotter
David; That was one of the things I was...

David;

That was one of the things I was thinking might happen.
I applied a swatch of Sika Constuction Sealant this morning, so will wait a week and see how it is sticking.

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9,305
Views: 2,068,559
Posted By Droptarotter
I have a pair of them.....fit/finish is pretty...

I have a pair of them.....fit/finish is pretty good.....I have some of the very early ones and I think Michael (the Rally Raid guy) has tweaked them a little since then with the added feature of the...
Forum: Racing 02-06-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,332
Views: 474,067
Posted By Droptarotter
I call them isolators.......same thing though! ...

I call them isolators.......same thing though!

Also used for 640 Adventure headlight/fairing mount and BMW Airhead battery boxes..........usually with a 6mm stud, but varying lengths of rubber....
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6,766
Views: 1,228,228
Posted By Droptarotter
MSH; Are you the friend of Kevin's that...

MSH;

Are you the friend of Kevin's that wanted the larger pegs?
If so, then I supplied you with all the part numbers for the left side peg hanger!
Looks like Warp 9 changed the shape of the left...
Forum: Canada 02-04-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,912
Posted By Droptarotter
I prefer September also. One other thing to...

I prefer September also.

One other thing to keep in mind is our ridiculous speeding laws......40km's over the limit will get your bike impounded!

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6,766
Views: 1,228,228
Posted By Droptarotter
it's just an o-ring........just clean it and...

it's just an o-ring........just clean it and install a new o-ring......available almost anywhere.

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6,766
Views: 1,228,228
Posted By Droptarotter
Nice bike timolgra1! Hey, is that just fuel...

Nice bike timolgra1!

Hey, is that just fuel hose you have zip tied to the Akro??
How well is it holding up?

Cheers
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-03-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,539
Posted By Droptarotter
Jeff; Thanks for sharing this........and that...

Jeff;
Thanks for sharing this........and that tree looks like a comfy spot to take a nap!

Cheers
Forum: Airheads 01-31-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7,644
Views: 1,535,908
Posted By Droptarotter
Very nicely done! Couple of questions........ ...

Very nicely done!
Couple of questions........
where did you hide the battery?
How well does the kickstarter work??:rofl

Cheers
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7,644
Views: 1,535,908
Posted By Droptarotter
Nothing succeeds like a toothless Budgie!:rofl ...

Nothing succeeds like a toothless Budgie!:rofl

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6,766
Views: 1,228,228
Posted By Droptarotter
Anyone know what is the closest orange rattle can...

Anyone know what is the closest orange rattle can spray paint that matches the regular KTM orange??
I have a silver fairing that needs the orange treatment.

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6,766
Views: 1,228,228
Posted By Droptarotter
KTM 85SX guards work fine, but only the two front...

KTM 85SX guards work fine, but only the two front bolt holes line up......the back one is not necessary....my fork guards have been like this for 9,000km's.....no problems.

I think I have one of...
Forum: Vendors 01-19-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,640
Views: 220,223
Posted By Droptarotter
Mosko Moto; Please bring your prototype...

Mosko Moto;

Please bring your prototype Reckless bag to the Vancouver motorcycle show so we can get an idea as to what we will be purchasing.

Cheers
Forum: Vendors 01-19-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,044
Posted By Droptarotter
I bought a pair of these pegs for my KTM 640...

I bought a pair of these pegs for my KTM 640 Adventure.

The right peg installed no problem, but the left peg would not fit.......I called Warp 9, told them of my problem, but also told them I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6,766
Views: 1,228,228
Posted By Droptarotter
Cycleman; How long did the bike sit without...

Cycleman;
How long did the bike sit without running after you took the clutch lever off?
The reason I ask is that if I let my 520 sit for a few months, the clutch will not release for a little...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By Droptarotter
I installed these on my 640.......you would have...

I installed these on my 640.......you would have to verify they will fit your 690.

http://www.cjdesignsllc.com/?s=rotors

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6,766
Views: 1,228,228
Posted By Droptarotter
Any way the arm at the end of the cable got moved...

Any way the arm at the end of the cable got moved on it's spline and not allowing enough throw??
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6,766
Views: 1,228,228
Posted By Droptarotter
Sounds like it's a "disengage" problem.....if it...

Sounds like it's a "disengage" problem.....if it worked fine before you removed the lever, is the cable just not adjusted properly after you re-installed it??

About 1/8"-1/4" free play is all you...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7,644
Views: 1,535,908
Posted By Droptarotter
Also......after market shocks and Conti style...

Also......after market shocks and Conti style mufflers.
Front end looks like stock '81 and newer with the Brembo's.

That should run strong!

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By Droptarotter
With the clutch line still disconnected, what...

With the clutch line still disconnected, what happens if you put fluid in the master and pull the lever? Any fluid come out of the master? If you put your finger over where the line would go, do you...
Forum: Canada 01-05-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,005
Posted By Droptarotter
Another great film GrizzLee! Very well done! ...

Another great film GrizzLee!
Very well done!

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 31,728
Posted By Droptarotter
Kartman; What is the circular mount above the...

Kartman;
What is the circular mount above the spark plug hole?
And like Alik said, where is the water pump on the 660?

Cheers
Forum: Vendors 01-03-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,504
Posted By Droptarotter
2005 KTM 640 Adventure I'd like to try the...

2005 KTM 640 Adventure
I'd like to try the C-Clamp handguard mounts.

Cheers
Forum: Vendors 12-28-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1,640
Views: 220,223
Posted By Droptarotter
Peter; Are you guys coming to the Vancouver...

Peter;
Are you guys coming to the Vancouver motorcycle show in January?

If so, will you be able to bring any samples of what you are creating for a rackless setup??

Sure liked your bags when...
Forum: Canada 12-27-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,622
Posted By Droptarotter
I visited the Mosko booth in Seattle...

I visited the Mosko booth in Seattle also.......very nice stuff, but I'm holding out for rackless bags, which I was told were in the works.

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By Droptarotter
Here is a photo of mine.........stock Adventure...

Here is a photo of mine.........stock Adventure tank with E model headlight.......

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm251/Droptarotter/IMG_0542_zpseda33b8c.jpg...
Forum: Vendors 12-21-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 842
Views: 209,880
Posted By Droptarotter
Hey twinrider; If you know of something...

Hey twinrider;

If you know of something better, let us all know.

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Droptarotter
It might be the wrong brake fluid that is causing...

It might be the wrong brake fluid that is causing the problem.
I believe the KTM should have DOT 3 or 4......if someone put DOT 5 in the system, it will not absorb moisture. The moisture will expand...
Forum: Canada 12-19-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,622
Posted By Droptarotter
I'll go on the weekend. I'll be easy to...

I'll go on the weekend.
I'll be easy to recognize as I will be the guy with jeans, probably a black t-shirt,, black BMW hat, grey hair, grey beard and reading glasses.

Keep an eye out for me...
Forum: Vendors 12-14-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,852
Posted By Droptarotter
Mini Pump coming my way.........thanks for the...

Mini Pump coming my way.........thanks for the sale as the Canadian dollar is at $.17...........Damn!!

Hey Rob..........I see you have a couple of Hawk GT's.......send me a PM if you need some...
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