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Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 83,438
Posted By andykeck
I've had mine for a little over a year, maybe...

I've had mine for a little over a year, maybe 7,000 miles now? No particular regrets. From a reliability standpoint, I've had a perfect record so far.

Would I do it again? That's a tougher...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,675
Posted By andykeck
Same here, except I'm maybe at 7,000 miles. The...

Same here, except I'm maybe at 7,000 miles. The only serious complaints I have are I'd like to get the seat reshaped, and the luggage shape makes it a little less useful than the size would suggest.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,380
Posted By andykeck
I had a similar thing happen when I swapped tires...

I had a similar thing happen when I swapped tires on my 800XC. Super unpredictable. One corner it would flop over and the next it would fight me. In this case, it was that the bead wasn't seated in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9,812
Views: 1,994,497
Posted By andykeck
Speaking as a guys that's owned two VFRs, my...

Speaking as a guys that's owned two VFRs, my recollection of the diagnostic procedure for a faulty RR is this:

Is the bike a VFR?
If yes...
Is there a problem?
If yes..
The RR is blown.

If...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-23-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,776
Posted By andykeck
Damn! I gotta fly up to Portland for work.

Damn! I gotta fly up to Portland for work.
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 998
Posted By andykeck
I broke one of the pins on my shield about a year...

I broke one of the pins on my shield about a year ago, and I was unable to find anybody on the Internet outside of UK that had spares. So I wrote to the pinlock people and they sent me a baggy just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,343
Posted By andykeck
There was one wicked hairpin with a pretty...

There was one wicked hairpin with a pretty susbtantial altitude change near where I lived in SW Virginia. It was marked 15mph, and some kind soul placed a home made sign below the speed that said ”No...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-06-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By andykeck
That's gonna be a tough one, I'm watching this...

That's gonna be a tough one, I'm watching this thread for ideas now myself. I know a lot a great options that meet all your criteria except no way in April. Good luck!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,596
Posted By andykeck
I think my first commute to work was my first...

I think my first commute to work was my first non-practice, around-the-block ride. Which would have been on day two of ownership. I can't say I recommend it, but it's what I did. I felt comfortable...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 18,716
Posted By andykeck
I think these three posts finish this thread.

I think these three posts finish this thread.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 29,557
Posted By andykeck
My biggest takeaway from this thread is that I...

My biggest takeaway from this thread is that I could never do gymkhana. Not because of lack of will, I think I could maybe pull that together. Bit I don't think I could ever learn the course. Ten...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 29,557
Posted By andykeck
I would also suspect that this rider had a...

I would also suspect that this rider had a problem with his outside arm fighting what his inside arm is doing. I don't know if it's a psychological thing or simply natural muscle tension, but my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,225
Posted By andykeck
And this is why my last three bikes have been...

And this is why my last three bikes have been from KTM, Triumph and Ducati. I was offered test rides on all three bikes I ended up buying. Hell, at Ducati, I got a test ride of everything they had. I...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,814
Posted By andykeck
I had the Admore bar on my KTM and was very very...

I had the Admore bar on my KTM and was very very pleased with it. It was easy to install and i really liked the additional sequenced turn signal it had. Biggest thing I appreciated over other...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,031
Posted By andykeck
I'm gonna agree that the basic fact is that they...

I'm gonna agree that the basic fact is that they don't fit you. I have the Adventure Gore Tex boots, and on a couple of occasions, I have worn them all day at work. I just forgot to change into my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 35,138
Views: 8,772,765
Posted By andykeck
I can get pegs down in a parking lot at zero mph....

I can get pegs down in a parking lot at zero mph. I don't even have to be on the bike!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,248
Posted By andykeck
I believe you're thinking of fascism, not...

I believe you're thinking of fascism, not socialism. Under socialism, they'd give everybody a bike.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-25-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,332
Posted By andykeck
Just for the record, the Car2Go cars don't park...

Just for the record, the Car2Go cars don't park free. They pay their parking in advance as a yearly lump sum fee.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-06-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,497
Posted By andykeck
Before it hits your car or bike, that lightning...

Before it hits your car or bike, that lightning bolt had to travel through _miles_ of air. A couple of inches of rubber means nothing on that scale. Plus tires have lots of carbon pigment in them...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 83,438
Posted By andykeck
That's the bike pictured above from Ducati...

That's the bike pictured above from Ducati Bellevue.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-21-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,207
Posted By andykeck
Nope, this is the internet. You know, computers...

Nope, this is the internet. You know, computers and wires and shit. Need electrical tape for that.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-03-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,066
Posted By andykeck
Exactly this. Liability insurance is very...

Exactly this. Liability insurance is very important. And it doesn't have to be about a lawsuit either. Suppose you get in an accident and are determined to be at fault. Sure, your bike probably took...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,950,114
Posted By andykeck
It's a known issue that the ABS model Tiger ECUs...

It's a known issue that the ABS model Tiger ECUs will ignore the correction factor.
Forum: Beasts 05-02-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 202,889
Posted By andykeck
I have the same problem, it drives we crazy....

I have the same problem, it drives we crazy. Dealer says they can't hear it. :dunno
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4,395
Views: 593,943
Posted By andykeck
What about the Motofizz magnetic map bag? ...

What about the Motofizz magnetic map bag?

http://www.aerostich.com/motofizz-map-bag-1.html
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4,395
Views: 593,943
Posted By andykeck
It's part number 9901-1336 if that helps. ...

It's part number 9901-1336 if that helps.

http://www.parts-unlimited.com/products/?productId=119925&partNumber=99011336
Forum: Beasts 03-16-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3,040
Views: 590,229
Posted By andykeck
For what it's worth, SIA is the mileage til next...

For what it's worth, SIA is the mileage til next service menu page. I suspect your sequence of button presses is wrong and you end up toggling past the ABS menu.
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,191
Posted By andykeck
If you do decide to order from Germany, I can...

If you do decide to order from Germany, I can tell your was very happy with how Bikerland-DE handled my eBay order. I got my Sidi Adventure Goretex boots for less than $400 shipped. Been very happy...
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,950,114
Posted By andykeck
I can tell you when you fire up the motor after...

I can tell you when you fire up the motor after resetting the plunger, it makes quite a racket until pressure comes up. The spring appears to be there to help take some of the load off the resister...
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,950,114
Posted By andykeck
That's not what the manual says: and

That's not what the manual says:



and
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,475
Posted By andykeck
Apostrophe rage! :kboom

Apostrophe rage! :kboom
Forum: Beasts 02-22-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,950,114
Posted By andykeck
Note: this is not professional motorcycle advice....

Note: this is not professional motorcycle advice. I don't know shit about anything as far as you know.

If I were doing it again, I would leave the tank in place and not bother with the valve...
Forum: Beasts 02-22-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,950,114
Posted By andykeck
Yeah, I'll often do that with a piece of...

Yeah, I'll often do that with a piece of broomstick. But in this case it wasn't needed. The sound and location was plain as day. And once I got the tensioner out, it was clear that the resister ring...
Forum: Beasts 02-22-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,950,114
Posted By andykeck
[QUOTE=ducnut;20783863]Cam chain noise and valve...

[QUOTE=ducnut;20783863]Cam chain noise and valve clatter sound totally different./QUOTE]

For sure. But a clatter at startup that goes away after a couple of seconds just screams tensioner at me.
Forum: Beasts 02-20-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,950,114
Posted By andykeck
For what it's worth, mine started making that...

For what it's worth, mine started making that startup clatter at about 6,000 miles. It irritated me, so I followed the procedure in the manual for removing the tensioner. Looking at it, I saw that...
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 202,889
Posted By andykeck
Don't sweat it. If I had a dimes for every time I...

Don't sweat it. If I had a dimes for every time I misread a thread or posted out of order, well, I'd have a shitload of dimes....
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 202,889
Posted By andykeck
That's exactly the cover that I pulled off. The...

That's exactly the cover that I pulled off. The pivot pin at the bottom was firmly in place and the guide was well centered on the chain run. As best as I cold tell from the service manual everything...
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 202,889
Posted By andykeck
So I got the needed gasket and bolts and pulled...

So I got the needed gasket and bolts and pulled the timing chain cover yesterday. The timing chain seemed to be appropriately tight, the chain guides were correctly positioned and without play and...
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 202,889
Posted By andykeck
...and by "not convenient", I mean they're just...

...and by "not convenient", I mean they're just far enough away that it's difficult to get to/from without a long bus ride the iffy proposition of getting a cab to come pick me up out there.
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 202,889
Posted By andykeck
It should be, but my dealer is not very...

It should be, but my dealer is not very convenient to me, and they already said they didn't think it was a problem.
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