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Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,578
Wife used to commute on her 640 Adv (later...

Wife used to commute on her 640 Adv (later converted to a 640E front fairing for that dirtbike on 'roids feel) for years. Can't image the 690 is less sophisticated ; > She now runs an F800R, but ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
The SW Motech units, sold by Twisted Throttle...

The SW Motech units, sold by Twisted Throttle amongst others are quite nice. Used them to install some Pelican clones on wife's 800R. Went on easily, secure and racks can come off quickly if desired.
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Problem solved thanks to Tessitori (Andrew). Have...

Problem solved thanks to Tessitori (Andrew). Have to love the folks on here. Merci.
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Thanks very much - got your PM and PM'd back....

Thanks very much - got your PM and PM'd back. Sadly, they will only ship to buyer's address (sigh).
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
EU/ UK Board Member Favor ?

Don't know if this is right forum, but since request is so odd (I think).... Mods, of course feel free to move

I am looking for a favor from a UK/ EU-resident member.

I am trying to order an...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 472
Quick GSX-R Question

Off the wall, but does anyone know the length that a GSXR 600/ 1000 exhaust hangs below it's mount?

In short, what's the length or drop of the stock exhaust hanger for any of the following...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Have decided to keep things simple (sometimes you...

Have decided to keep things simple (sometimes you need to get to complicated first then circle back.. ;>).

Going to replace tank with an OEM unit and instead of continue with 950SE front fairing...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
I'll post some pics when done. All dry-fitting...

I'll post some pics when done. All dry-fitting indications look sweet - like a 640 Adv w/ LCE fairing but sexier (and more flickability due to weight reduction) :D. The stock fairing was fine, but...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Great - appreciate the assist. Will look into a...

Great - appreciate the assist. Will look into a used rally or OEM tank to keep things simple. Might be painful, but such is life. Bikes, cars and boats...sigh.
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Talked to Chipp Munn - apparently the 27L 'Rally'...

Talked to Chipp Munn - apparently the 27L 'Rally' tanks are no longer available. They remember trying to get one a short time ago and it was non-op.

Have to get my head back into KTM mode. The 18L...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Great input, thanks. Clearance of the ADV fairing...

Great input, thanks. Clearance of the ADV fairing is not an issue as bike has the front fairing/light from the 950SE.

Am on phone with Chip Munn -completely forgot abut them (shouldn't have given...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
No going back to stock - OEM fairing parts were...

No going back to stock - OEM fairing parts were sold (argh), otherwise, would be there. High fender project doesn't concern me either - it's a common later model Adv mod.

Agree on painting - best...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Hum...

On a related note, am still searching but anyone know of the fitment of an IMS or Acerbis 27L 625 tank, etc to a 640? The IMS product looks identical to the 640 stock tank.
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Yup

Her bike is on the road and handles like stink (DAM exhaust, etc) and my bike will be 100% finished and safety inspected prior to sale - no way will sell unfinished. The question was finished how?...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
640 Adventures - Selling, But A Tank Dilemna

It's been a LONG time posting here, but nice to be back (at least for awhile). Bear with me thru some back story:

Wife and I have decided to sell both our modified 640 Adventures (2003 and 2006...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2009, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 939
Bill, Hey. Wife's bike is running like a...

Bill,

Hey. Wife's bike is running like a trooper on my Yuasa as my bike is down (and down - too many reno projects) for mods. Just a touch on starter kicks the beast to life.

May just see...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2009, 02:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 939
Good to know, thanks Meat. I'll do a search

Good to know, thanks Meat. I'll do a search
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 939
In all seriousness, she is running with my...

In all seriousness, she is running with my battery at the moment.

Looks like we'll order a PC310 and if it performs up to snuff, make it two. Mine is currently offline as am modifying it for high...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 939
Ssshh...:D

Ssshh...:D
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 939
S - Interesting. Have had some luck with decomp...

S - Interesting. Have had some luck with decomp if battery weak, but it's a no joy for this issue (actually just tried)

Again, if I take her bike after no start, swap out my battery, boom away she...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 939
666 - thanks. I should also mention am in...

666 - thanks.

I should also mention am in Canada, have no dealer worth a $%^& in area any longer, so sourcing something international , if even doable form a vendor, could be an issue. The PC310...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 939
Thanks for tip on seat. Love Pennytech. Have some...

Thanks for tip on seat. Love Pennytech. Have some Dzus studs and receptors in parts cabinet and God knows how many metric and SAE wing nuts, studs, studded knobs, etc - time to get creative - once I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,495
Have converted over the wife's 640 Adv to the 640...

Have converted over the wife's 640 Adv to the 640 Enduro front fairing/light (read weak) and am in process of converting my 640 to a high front fender and 950 SE front fairing/light, so will this...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 939
From what I can tell, it looks like the Odyssey...

From what I can tell, it looks like the Odyssey PC310 is a popular solution...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 939
Pissed 640 Adv $%^&* Battery

Tried doing a search here, got nowhere fast.

Quick question - is there a general consensus as to a better battery for the stock Yausa unit that comes with the 640 Adv? Have had ongoing issues...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,285
Lowering

Wife and I ended up buying two 300 XC-Ws (just listed FS BTW :cry ) and there was no way she was going to be comfortable on her copy as it came stock.

While a 640 Adv rider, getting confidence...
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2007, 05:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 459
Paint Stripper (Plastic Tank)

Anyone have a rec on a good chemical paint stripper for a plastic tank (640 Adv).

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2007, 04:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,206
When

I found the link to the CR&S site and saw the first bike it stopped me in my tracks. Simply gorgeous. Also wll priced at some 13K Euros or so.
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2007, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,206
Serious Rotax-Powered Bike Porn

Some serious (drool) Italian Rotax-powered (me thinks thumper) cafe-racer bike porn.

http://www.crs-motorcycles.com/

Reminds me of a modern version of the Egli-Vincent concept. Have a photo of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2007, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
It.

.would seem to defy logic, but I guess under just the right circumstances (the kind you couldn't replicate if you tried). At least you dealer is telling you the less expensive ietms are bent - which...
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2007, 04:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,170
Carb...

Cleaner. I write the jet sizes i'm running in our KTMs on the side of the carbs with a sharpie and carb cleaner removes it like it owed money.

Ah, for the good old days of corporal punishment and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2007, 03:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
The...

...stock fuel level sensor on the bikes is notorious for varying quite a bit between bikes. Some work fine, some come on just as or just after the bike hits reserve, etc. It's a solid state unit and...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-12-2007, 02:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,549
Always..

..great to have problems out of the gate. Some observations (none of them new):

1. Dealer is an idiot - 'dealer' being the service tech and the idiot who continues to retain his services.

2. I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2007, 04:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
If the

new screw is a tad longer, you may have to compensate in your mix adjusment. A pop on throttle chop usually means lean. Leaving the SAS system umplugged will give a similar effect.

Check and make...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2007, 03:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,076
Hey

Put an IMO on front and back, compare the mileage and see how many miles of wheel spin you get/season.

Hadn't thought of wheel spin - :D
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2007, 05:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,076
It...

....might not be an issue. I'd hook a multimeter to both and pass a magnet in front of each to see how they respond. I'd be suprised if they were polarity sensitive, but....

The TT barcket appears...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2007, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,072
Ratio

1:1 did seem thin to me, but eventually got the Nexa tech pages working for me (didn't like the Safari browser on my Mac) and for their 2K P422 basecoat system, they specify a 1:1 ratio with (in my...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2007, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6,013
Views: 1,257,666
Thumbs down It's got to be a BMW Mule

Who else, given their history of designing things for engineers to admire vs. riders to work on/pay for service on would try to sell a dirt bike that:

1. Has the frame effectively wrapped around...
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2007, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,072
ICI (Nexa) Autocolor Paint Question

Last used this paint (ICI Autocolor 2K) 2 yrs ago and have some left over that am thinking of using for a project.

Assuming the shelf life is fine, I for the life of me, can't remember the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2007, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Nice...

...work. Keep us posted.
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