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Forum: Thumpers Today, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3,996
Views: 1,277,033
Posted By lightfighter
I had a 1 inch kouba link, and cut an inch off my...

I had a 1 inch kouba link, and cut an inch off my stand. Then I put the bailey back up, and I still think the side stand is maybe a bit too long.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 11:56 PM
Replies: 1,777
Views: 110,014
Posted By lightfighter
The 13th looks good for me...

The 13th looks good for me...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18,246
Views: 1,968,271
Posted By lightfighter
trip master switch. OK. So I was tinkering...

trip master switch.

OK. So I was tinkering with the plug for the tripmeters. all I wanted to do was change the trip 1-2-odo from the bars, and reset the tripmeter. But in jumping the pins, I...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18,246
Views: 1,968,271
Posted By lightfighter
every KTM ive ever owned had a lot of drag if you...

every KTM ive ever owned had a lot of drag if you pushed the bike in gear, clutch pulled, not running. all shifted fine and idled at a standstill without issue.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3,996
Views: 1,277,033
Posted By lightfighter
the things you learn too late. oh well.

the things you learn too late. oh well.
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3,996
Views: 1,277,033
Posted By lightfighter
Yeah, we took a wrong turn... It was a rough go,...

Yeah, we took a wrong turn... It was a rough go, and we bailed, opting to hit cinnamon pass another way in. I was under the impression that engineer has bigger steps than a bike loaded for camping...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-31-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,777
Views: 110,014
Posted By lightfighter
he's got carpet burn... needs a new helmet.

he's got carpet burn... needs a new helmet.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-31-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1,777
Views: 110,014
Posted By lightfighter
I'll check in later this week to confirm, but it...

I'll check in later this week to confirm, but it seems plausible. unfortunately, one guy that i was hoping would join me got tagged on fry and his ZX8 is on my lift waiting for an insurance adjuster...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 269,493
Posted By lightfighter
i did this. I made one cut and worked the cat out...

i did this. I made one cut and worked the cat out with brute force.... it sounded funny. but seemed to run ok. i put my LV back on.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-30-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,777
Views: 110,014
Posted By lightfighter
i was thinking about lunch in alpine on a...

i was thinking about lunch in alpine on a saturday before the weather turned cold for 191/180.

not next weekend, maybe the saturday following....
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3,996
Views: 1,277,033
Posted By lightfighter
spent 11 days on the bike, Arizona and Utah...

spent 11 days on the bike, Arizona and Utah BDCR(parts of them anyway, the mud was ridiculas) then opted to spend a few days in Colorado crossing passes...
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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-19-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,777
Views: 110,014
Posted By lightfighter
191 is better northbound, climbing the winding...

191 is better northbound, climbing the winding hills, than south descending them.

Google the az back country discovery route, and just skip the cherry creek section which I don't think is in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18,246
Views: 1,968,271
Posted By lightfighter
What's under the cover? I cracked the tip on my...

What's under the cover? I cracked the tip on my LV, and rather than wait (and pay) for a replacement, I just cut it off. The end is a short tailpipe that houses the DB killer. Though a little...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 18,246
Views: 1,968,271
Posted By lightfighter
mine will show 100, 105... but its an exercise in...

mine will show 100, 105... but its an exercise in faith. Wish I had time to order a SMC or SE fender before I leave for the summer 2 week ride. But I dont. :clap
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,452
Posted By lightfighter
There is a bunch of stuff on the net about HD...

There is a bunch of stuff on the net about HD "voiding the warranty" on a guy that was towing around a bunch of flags for a gazillion miles. I think it was abc news that got in touch with Harley who...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,452
Posted By lightfighter
Anything that the warrantee claims manager feels...

Anything that the warrantee claims manager feels was cuased by towing(or any other modification done) will be denied. If your headlight quits, for example, that'd still be covered, but a driveline...
Forum: The Garage 08-14-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6,084
Views: 2,653,189
Posted By lightfighter
My best listening spot is in the middle too, but...

My best listening spot is in the middle too, but I listen to pandora on a 7 year old sony laptop.

Rock on.
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,452
Posted By lightfighter
why is saving weight not important on a small...

why is saving weight not important on a small car? weight is weight, it takes gas to make it move. Less is Less.

besides, if you dont need a big trialer, that thing could be stuffed in a corner...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By lightfighter
this is worth reading twice. i really...

this is worth reading twice.

i really couldnt get the SQD aimed right until i got the HDB tower...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By lightfighter
without a dimmer you will have two settings, I...

without a dimmer you will have two settings, I wanted a low, medium, and "fuck off" setting. so i got a dimmer. it uses the factory hi/lo, plus a three pole toggle that is used to give the dimmer a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 18,246
Views: 1,968,271
Posted By lightfighter
i cut mine on the 09 i had, like ktmmitch...

i cut mine on the 09 i had, like ktmmitch suggests, and about a mile up a particularly muddy FS road on the mogillon rim in AZ, the mud ripped one of them off.

wasnt a big deal to me, and I...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,452
Posted By lightfighter
i will build you one. it will be overly...

i will build you one. it will be overly expensive, given how simple it looks.

but the non smartass answer, is that i'd bet someone just made it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By lightfighter
http://lightfighter.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/690R2/...

http://lightfighter.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/690R2/i-tqtVfRk/0/X2/CA_08091422484643-X2.jpg

http://lightfighter.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/690R2/i-mfPLbVV/0/XL/CA_08091422481931-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By lightfighter
ive got the Baja Designs squadron light in a...

ive got the Baja Designs squadron light in a highway dirtbikes rally lite mount. i like it. but its evil bright in its upper settings, so ive got it on a dimmer.

ill go take a pic...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-09-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,777
Views: 110,014
Posted By lightfighter
I would mount up some tkc80's. They will only...

I would mount up some tkc80's. They will only last 4000 miles, but it's only money.

But you already knew what I'd do. ;)

Plus, the money save when we mount them here will make it less painful.
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 18,246
Views: 1,968,271
Posted By lightfighter
so, for the record... if your speedo reads 4...

so, for the record... if your speedo reads 4 times the actual ground speed, and your odo picks up 1/4 the actual distance covered... despite the notion that the pulse width modulation LED dimmer...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,837
Posted By lightfighter
the 1190 may be as capable off road as the 690 on...

the 1190 may be as capable off road as the 690 on paper, but you don't ride on paper. you ride on dirt n rocks n shit....

dont get me wrong, I'd love an 1190 as well, but not instead of, a 690.
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3,625
Views: 1,688,160
Posted By lightfighter
I've come to the conclusion that my iPhone is 70%...

I've come to the conclusion that my iPhone is 70% of the reason I get nothing done. I probably still wouldn't travel much, but I know I'd ride more if I had less tech in my life.
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 18,246
Views: 1,968,271
Posted By lightfighter
i mounted EXC fork guards on my 2009, they work.

i mounted EXC fork guards on my 2009, they work.
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18,246
Views: 1,968,271
Posted By lightfighter
Ktm twins ...

Ktm twins

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-enduro-black-fork-guards
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3,996
Views: 1,277,033
Posted By lightfighter
Well, that saved me some trouble.

Well, that saved me some trouble.
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3,996
Views: 1,277,033
Posted By lightfighter
I've toyed around with pulling the covers, and...

I've toyed around with pulling the covers, and vacuum forming thin kydex on like that.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 18,246
Views: 1,968,271
Posted By lightfighter
That's a gasket, isn't it?

That's a gasket, isn't it?
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18,246
Views: 1,968,271
Posted By lightfighter
My 2011 has the same vacant hole. I think it's...

My 2011 has the same vacant hole. I think it's where the tool kit goes. Or maybe just a spare bolt. Lol
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1,955
Views: 616,613
Posted By lightfighter
I'm no engineer, but I've been looking for a way...

I'm no engineer, but I've been looking for a way to delete one of the two crossing straps on my wolfman expeds (the one across the gas cap).

What I see is that the load which was distributed...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3,996
Views: 1,277,033
Posted By lightfighter
Yeah, but that gallon jug let me run a great two...

Yeah, but that gallon jug let me run a great two track without sweating the fuel situation. The second one is water from the last store to stealth camping.

Besides, I have no pride.
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,955
Views: 616,613
Posted By lightfighter
My left front turn signal fell off half a dozen...

My left front turn signal fell off half a dozen times this weekend. Lesson: bring loctite with you.

I hadn't thought about the lighter formulas... My upper bolts are lubed in some copper colored...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18,246
Views: 1,968,271
Posted By lightfighter
anyone here with a 2011 type speedometer that has...

anyone here with a 2011 type speedometer that has taken it off and wants to sell it?
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3,996
Views: 1,277,033
Posted By lightfighter
on the way to the overland expo.... ...

on the way to the overland expo....

http://lightfighter.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/690R2/i-fsRs2Ft/0/X2/IMG_0609-X2.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By lightfighter
If your coming, it's 4 bikes. We'd just have to...

If your coming, it's 4 bikes. We'd just have to stack em
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