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Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,872
Posted By meat popsicle
Thanks fellas. :beer However I need to grow...

Thanks fellas. :beer

However I need to grow some hair on my palms so I'm not all talk. (meaning all chat and no play makes meat a very dull boy)
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,872
Posted By meat popsicle
Thanks for sharing the tip Bill, it makes...

Thanks for sharing the tip Bill,

it makes me wonder if I should be polishing the fork sliders as a maintenance item.

If creeper was still hanging out here he tell me I'm gonna go blind doing...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,872
Posted By meat popsicle
Fork alignment notes

The discussion was longer than others in the Index thread appreciated but I think I have a clue of what's needed to align your forks during installation or after a mild crash. And some techniques...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
If its wheelies you are trying to achieve then...

If its wheelies you are trying to achieve then loisu is your inmate:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=167872
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=173274
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,702
Posted By meat popsicle
creeper has posted a bit on the other Mikuni...

creeper has posted a bit on the other Mikuni carbs; I added the tuning guide he linked in case you go this direction.

dagwood, an ole trustee, said folks (Husquvarna) had trouble with the TMR...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,702
Posted By meat popsicle
http://www.sigutech.com/english/e-kupplungsmitnehm...

http://www.sigutech.com/english/e-kupplungsmitnehmerzylinder/

http://www.oberon-performance.co.uk/acatalog/Early-KTM-Models.html
(check if your model and the later 03- models use the same slave...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,702
Posted By meat popsicle
I have a few notes that might be of use. And...

I have a few notes that might be of use. And good for you to have read up on what's available here already.

Justification - this is your hobby no? If you weren't doing this you'd be hanging...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
I think I get that, but I don't have those specs....

I think I get that, but I don't have those specs. I asked WP for a stiction spec but they didn't reply. That might have been a hint on their part. :jjen
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
Levity is much appreciated - bonus points for...

Levity is much appreciated - bonus points for causing stiction in my face.
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
I think we have found the crux of the argument -...

I think we have found the crux of the argument - finally!

The shortest answer is: in order for you to overcome our stiction (and I mean the Royal We) you need to address comments such as MSH's...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
I don't think so. This clarifies what I mean: ...

I don't think so. This clarifies what I mean:

http://www.gly.uga.edu/railsback/1122science7.html



I don't think you've claimed to have the following evidence:

Can you say that you've...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
Your educated guess that: the potential for a...

Your educated guess that: the potential for a fork leg to vary from coaxial will cause misalignment/stiction, lower performance and accelerated wear during axle mounting - has not been shown to be...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 39,497
Posted By meat popsicle
Sorry fellas, but when Creeper closed his...

Sorry fellas,

but when Creeper closed his Smugmug account long ago some of us asked baldy to try and salvage the pictures in his how-to posts like this one. Many were saved but some didn't make...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
disassemble tips: ...

disassemble tips:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=125728

haven't found a list of parts yet. Others:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=217733...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
No, no, and no - I need data showing the...

No, no, and no - I need data showing the precision of alignment created by the manual's method is inadequate.

Again, no one is arguing your method is lower precision, but most try to avoid...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
No, just that I don't have any data that the...

No, just that I don't have any data that the factory/manual's method necessarily leads to excessive stiction, decreased performance & accelerated wear.

OK, what if we get stiction down below the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
Sorry, the data I was looking for would include...

Sorry, the data I was looking for would include statements about bikes that had excessive wear due to misalignments from installing the axle at minimum overlap (as opposed to max overlap).

I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
I don't know enough about theoretical physics to...

I don't know enough about theoretical physics to say anything meaningful about singularities, but I will say that I believe time is an artificial construct. Not that this helps us here. :D

But...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 121,247
Posted By meat popsicle
Staintune (Australia) was under the impression...

Staintune (Australia) was under the impression that the high and low flow heads' exhaust flanges had slightly different spatial arrangements. They said their header, designed for the low flow head,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
Cheers Tseta, that should say "the upper leg...

Cheers Tseta, that should say "the upper leg shouldn't flex as much because of its hard mount in the triples". Thanks for the correction - I'd apologize for being sloppy but I should admit to being...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
My mistake. But is what you are saying more than...

My mistake. But is what you are saying more than a predicted outcome (hypothesis)? Do we have the data? (theory is not possible without it) Is this a testable, repeatable phenomenon, where the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
First off - Bill, I personally have not seen...

First off - Bill, I personally have not seen enough to seriously question the method recommended by the factory and many tuners. I get Derek's theory (I'm not even calling it a hypothesis), and the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
Thanks for the feedback Derek, I see there is...

Thanks for the feedback Derek, I see there is agreement that problems can be unnoticed.

The quote below was trying to convey what I gather from the various recommendations on installing the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
Damn, more variables... so a stiction...

Damn, more variables...

so a stiction measurement will change if you alter the preload. That makes sense. Might it also change if you adjust the dampening? Bleed off air pressure?

Sounds...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
Getting schooled - thanks for sharing your...

Getting schooled - thanks for sharing your knowledge.

I'm guessing y-axis alignment also influences stiction, but I never hear folks talking about it (holding a flat, retangular piece of glass...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
Thanks for noticing my post boon booni, and I...

Thanks for noticing my post boon booni, and I appreciate your example regarding overkill and the feedback on that fella's webpages.

I also appreciate all y'all's discussion of this. I use a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
So the fork bushing is the part that dictates how...

So the fork bushing is the part that dictates how coaxial the fork slider and tube are eh? And I believe that means how parallel each is to the other, which differs from how parallel each for leg is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
I am unable to explain how the service manual's...

I am unable to explain how the service manual's method avoids stiction and wear. I tend to take good manufacturer's advice at face value.

That said, I doubt the manual's method is more precise...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
This is what I mean: ...

This is what I mean:

http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/forktool/

BMW specs a range of variance from absolute true. It ain't much, and the user at that link thinks it should be tighter, but I for one...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
Derek, I do get how your method would excel...

Derek,

I do get how your method would excel with troubleshooting - the ability to adjust relationships and visualize where the components are bent or otherwise damaged sounds great. Meaning I do...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
2003 KTM 640a manual: ...

2003 KTM 640a manual:

http://strong-clan.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Suspension-Maintenance/i-X2B4rdS/0/O/ktm%20forks%20alignment.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
I can see your point - it does seem pretty......

I can see your point - it does seem pretty... haphazard? But maybe its enough. I have two other methods recommended by suspension shops in my files. Now I have to ponder this variance in methods...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
I do get the geometry of full compression; I...

I do get the geometry of full compression; I wasn't aware that we should normally worry about the relative alignment of a fork's (one side) top and bottom parts. I see the greatest value of your...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
Cool - a new technique (for me). How does...

Cool - a new technique (for me).

How does it compare to the method summarized by Zerodog? (quote above by me)
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
Derek, I must be missing something - as...

Derek,

I must be missing something - as usual.

Just by taking the fork caps off you can compress the front end and not loose any suspension fluid? Its been years since I had my forks apart...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
The index, not far down in Post #1, has a bunch...

The index, not far down in Post #1, has a bunch of threads on this procedure:

04 and later High Fender Conversion Thread (links therein)
KTM 640 Adv '05 - High Front Fender !!!
Low...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,880
Posted By meat popsicle
You may be going overboard wanting to add more...

You may be going overboard wanting to add more oil capacity. It looks like the 660R has an oil cooler, but that's for racing. Do we mere mortals need it?

That said my 03 640A was able to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4ZainYObaU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4ZainYObaU
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
As warewolf said I'm the thread originator but...

As warewolf said I'm the thread originator but only ADV Mods have the power to delete or move posts.

My parents were married so I can't be a mod. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,232,339
Posted By meat popsicle
My plans are more of a dead horse than attempts...

My plans are more of a dead horse than attempts to convince some folks that detonation is something they should consider. No worries!

Maybe the problem is one of perception (or flawed...
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