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Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9,216
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Posted By motokeith
I had HDB guards in my 690 and now I have them on...

I had HDB guards in my 690 and now I have them on my 500. They are awesome. If you are going to go with a damper then get the HDB sub-mount to go along with the hand guards as it makes for a nice...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-24-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By motokeith
I've had my 2012 since, well, 2012. Did an AK...

I've had my 2012 since, well, 2012. Did an AK trip last year and was on the bike 3-500 miles a day for three weeks. Have never had any complaints with the seat.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,932,195
Posted By motokeith
I've owned both. Balanced wheels on both with...

I've owned both. Balanced wheels on both with No-Mar spoke weights and my $50 Harbor Freight static balancer. Vibration not an issue on either.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,932,195
Posted By motokeith
I think fuel is very important regardless of the...

I think fuel is very important regardless of the distance. just saying. :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,932,195
Posted By motokeith
14/50 would cover all your bases and you can...

14/50 would cover all your bases and you can optionally go 13/50 for the tight stuff
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,378
Posted By motokeith
The cut-off date of 1/31/2004 was not for the...

The cut-off date of 1/31/2004 was not for the year/manufacture of the bike but rather the last day that DMV would issue plates for a dual sport conversion. If you want peace of mind then you want a...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,462
Posted By motokeith
I really like my Canon S100 point-n-shoot. I'm...

I really like my Canon S100 point-n-shoot. I'm just not going to carry a camera that is any larger or any more expensive and I've been pretty pleased with the photos I get from this pocket camera....
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,932,195
Posted By motokeith
+1 You should be able to hear a faint click...

+1

You should be able to hear a faint click noise from the switch as you pull in the brake lever
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,932,195
Posted By motokeith
One of the things to keep in mind is the...

One of the things to keep in mind is the seat-to-peg distance. A low seat may be tempting as a lower cost solution to getting your feet on the ground, but you may end up with a bike that is not...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,932,195
Posted By motokeith
Yep, they have batteries and mine died shortly...

Yep, they have batteries and mine died shortly after taking delivery of the bike. Been about a year and I think it might be getting to be time for another battery.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-24-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,805
Posted By motokeith
Ditto, that's where I carry a pair of Rok Straps...

Ditto, that's where I carry a pair of Rok Straps :-)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By motokeith
I've had it happen where a piece of grit gets...

I've had it happen where a piece of grit gets stuck in the seal and allows it to bleed. Use a Motion Pro Seal Mate, Risk Racing Seal Doctor, or fabricate something similar at home and try cleaning...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,695
Posted By motokeith
Kriega's hydration bladders are actually made by...

Kriega's hydration bladders are actually made by Hydrapak, as are Klim's hydration bladders. I really like the Hydrapak bladders because the opening makes it easy to fill the bladder without removing...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,932,195
Posted By motokeith
Nice, I like it

Nice, I like it
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,932,195
Posted By motokeith
Yeah, I think you've got your answer there. The...

Yeah, I think you've got your answer there. The pics you posted jive with that tank being for the fuel pump setup from a 2011-12 250/350 SXF. Bummer. Hope you can get the situation rectified.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,932,195
Posted By motokeith
Yeah, I don't know what you have there, but if...

Yeah, I don't know what you have there, but if that's the two sets of openings then that's definitely not a tank for the 500. Can you post a pic of the whole tank. I'm really curious now.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,932,195
Posted By motokeith
Some pictures would help. The correct Acerbis...

Some pictures would help. The correct Acerbis tank has holes that match the stock tank. That would be 2 holes on the left side bottom where the fuel tap is and a rectangular opening with four screw...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,932,195
Posted By motokeith
http://www.tpstool.com/ This is what I have....

http://www.tpstool.com/

This is what I have. Works great.
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9,216
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Posted By motokeith
The 13L and the 19L (aka Acerbis 5.3g) sold in...

The 13L and the 19L (aka Acerbis 5.3g) sold in the KTM Powerparts catalog are two entirely different tanks from two different manufactures. The post you quoted there is talking about the origin of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,932,195
Posted By motokeith
This page has a picture that illustrates the...

This page has a picture that illustrates the difference pretty well...

http://www.cyclebuy.com/shopping/gas_tanks/ktm_4-1_5-3_info.htm

The 5.3g tank is jut simply a little thicker most...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,932,195
Posted By motokeith
The 4.1g and 5.3g look basically identical,...

The 4.1g and 5.3g look basically identical, neither uses the factory tank shrouds. It's the 3.0g that retains the tank shrouds.

The 19L KTM tank is the 5.3g Acerbis just branded as "KTM...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,629
Posted By motokeith
I have an REI Passage 2 that I use for camping...

I have an REI Passage 2 that I use for camping off the big bike and the enduro. I think I've had it about three years now and it's worked great in everything from freezing desert nights to hot humid...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,932,195
Posted By motokeith
Eastern Beaver has some nice low-profile switched...

Eastern Beaver has some nice low-profile switched circuit solutions that fit nicely in the 500...

http://www.easternbeaver.com/

like this...
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-27-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By motokeith
The center cap is plastic and there is an o-ring...

The center cap is plastic and there is an o-ring under there. Replace the o-ring, and the cap if it is buggered up for some reason. Ride on.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,932,195
Posted By motokeith
I think you're gonna fit in just fine around here...

I think you're gonna fit in just fine around here :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,932,195
Posted By motokeith
The Wolfman Enduro is a pretty good option for...

The Wolfman Enduro is a pretty good option for the 500. You can see the bag in the pics of my bike posted in the last couple of pages. It will hold a fair amount of stuff, but is not so big as to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,932,195
Posted By motokeith
I think it's been proven out by other members...

I think it's been proven out by other members here that the tank will move enough under a big hit to still crunch an unprotected radiator. The "cage" type guards might be problematic with the big...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,932,195
Posted By motokeith
They might. They might not. They might sort of...

They might. They might not. They might sort of stick, and I'm all right with that cuz it's a dirt bike and stickers don't tend to "last" anyways. The only way to know for sure is to slap a set on and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,932,195
Posted By motokeith
For you guys that are interested in Acerbis tank...

For you guys that are interested in Acerbis tank stickers

I got the sticker kit for my Acerbis 4.1g tank from my local dealer. I don't know for what tanks they have stickers or what styles they...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,932,195
Posted By motokeith
Spent the weekend out in the Nevada desert...

Spent the weekend out in the Nevada desert testing out the new Super Plush suspension and generally having a great time. Pretty pleased with the suspension. This morning I can clearly identify which...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-12-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12,009
Views: 2,637,172
Posted By motokeith
Button Head Cap Screw

Button Head Cap Screw
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,932,195
Posted By motokeith
My dealer had them made. As far as I know these...

My dealer had them made. As far as I know these dealer branded graphics are the only ones he has on hand and I don't know if he has plans to make any graphics for "general availability". I will...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,932,195
Posted By motokeith
Good weekend of wrenching. Got suspension back...

Good weekend of wrenching. Got suspension back from Super Plush, wired up the Powerlet port in the HDB top clamp, and added some pretty to the Acerbis 4.1g tank. When it stops pissing rain I'll get...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,932,195
Posted By motokeith
I had set aside a fair amount of time and a six...

I had set aside a fair amount of time and a six pack of beer yesterday to pull the suspension off the bike for sending off to Super Plush. Holy cow, I think it took all of 20 minutes to remove it....
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,932,195
Posted By motokeith
My dealer has some decals on the 4.1g Acerbis on...

My dealer has some decals on the 4.1g Acerbis on his personal bike. Same deal, they have perforations and they've stayed on fine for several months now.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-27-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,685
Posted By motokeith
My 990 will go 200 miles on a tank under "normal"...

My 990 will go 200 miles on a tank under "normal" conditions. The one and only time I've needed extra gas was the stretch between Coldfoot and Deadhorse AK, and the 2 gallon rotopax got me there with...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,932,195
Posted By motokeith
If the front wheel is up against the swingarm...

If the front wheel is up against the swingarm then you have bigger issues than sprockets :D
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-13-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7,594
Views: 2,617,190
Posted By motokeith
http://bertram.d.pr/10vUr+

http://bertram.d.pr/10vUr+
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9,216
Views: 1,932,195
Posted By motokeith
I use a static balancer and ended up with similar...

I use a static balancer and ended up with similar numbers for the stock tubes and tires.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-25-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,254
Posted By motokeith
The Garmin Montana 600 is a solid choice. Load it...

The Garmin Montana 600 is a solid choice. Load it up with the Navigator street maps and you have a device that will work well both on and off road. The interface and feature set is closer to the...
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