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Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18,402
Views: 1,999,055
Posted By slidefighter
Anyone have the skinny on how much range there is...

Anyone have the skinny on how much range there is once the fuel light comes on on a 2012? Just wondering?


Lee...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,770
Views: 429,030
Posted By slidefighter
Excellent info on good tire choices, Paul. ...

Excellent info on good tire choices, Paul. Thanks very much. I've got until spring of next year to find some Mita's so I should be in good shape!


Lee...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1,770
Views: 429,030
Posted By slidefighter
Thanks Paul...I've been looking for a moderate to...

Thanks Paul...I've been looking for a moderate to light knobby for the rear of my 690 for the first part of my ride next year; switching to a Michelin Desert or similar later on. Any suggestions for...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,770
Views: 429,030
Posted By slidefighter
Paul: I'm still way back on 5-20-2014 as you are...

Paul: I'm still way back on 5-20-2014 as you are starting your RTW with oil on your boots! Sorry if this has been asked and answered, but what tires are you starting out on and have they worked out...
Forum: Australia 08-30-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 41,848
Posted By slidefighter
Just awesome... goodonya... Lee...

Just awesome... goodonya...


Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4,063
Views: 1,300,327
Posted By slidefighter
DAAAAYYYAAAMMM! That is just not fair...that...

DAAAAYYYAAAMMM! That is just not fair...that thing is beautiful. Great choices for colors and graphics. Makes mine look a little...stock!


Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18,402
Views: 1,999,055
Posted By slidefighter
+1 on that question. I'm anxious to hear the...

+1 on that question. I'm anxious to hear the results of this effort too. Hope it works out for you and if so, I may be right behind you.

P.S. How do they know how to set up your bike for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18,402
Views: 1,999,055
Posted By slidefighter
A week or two ago, there was a discussion on rear...

A week or two ago, there was a discussion on rear shock rebound damping adjustment. Just thought I'd close the page on at least my part in it. My references (Owners Manual, Service Manual, comments...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4,063
Views: 1,300,327
Posted By slidefighter
I'm with you, Jeff. Those (I assume) relatively...

I'm with you, Jeff. Those (I assume) relatively modest adjustments really transformed my bike. Makes we wonder what a real expert could do with the 690? Actually, of course, several guys have said...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4,063
Views: 1,300,327
Posted By slidefighter
Nick: I don't see an English version option on...

Nick: I don't see an English version option on the AlpenRoutes site you provided. I don't suppose there is one is there?

Regards,


Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4,063
Views: 1,300,327
Posted By slidefighter
Well, good on you guys then. Very good riding. ...

Well, good on you guys then. Very good riding. I'm much happier with mine now that I've softened it up a bit front and back. Rides way better and I'm much more comfortable on fast dirt and gravel...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4,063
Views: 1,300,327
Posted By slidefighter
Wow! Was that playback at normal speed? If so,...

Wow! Was that playback at normal speed? If so, you guys seem really fast! Great places to ride, all the famous gravel/dirt road passes. I've been compiling a list, it seems endless now that I've...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 13,571
Posted By slidefighter
This should be great. I'm out of your way...

This should be great. I'm out of your way (southeastern/coastal South Carolina) but if for some reason you come this way, be sure to let me know. Workshop w/lift, stuff like that. Glad to help out...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18,402
Views: 1,999,055
Posted By slidefighter
Thanks everyone for the heads up on the rebound...

Thanks everyone for the heads up on the rebound damping adjuster. I didn't get a chance to look tonight, but I'm pretty sure mine isn't on the right side unless it's literally "hiding" under my...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18,402
Views: 1,999,055
Posted By slidefighter
Did I miss the conference call where we all...

Did I miss the conference call where we all should have learned that the 690 doesn't have a rear shock rebound damping adjustment? Both my Owners and Service Manuals show that there is a set screw...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4,063
Views: 1,300,327
Posted By slidefighter
stollenvernichter: Went through a lot of your...

stollenvernichter: Went through a lot of your pictures...all I can say is "Fantastic". What a wonderful trip and great photography. Thanks for sharing.


Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 18,402
Views: 1,999,055
Posted By slidefighter
On Lyndon's site he referenced Goldentyre's,...

On Lyndon's site he referenced Goldentyre's, 201's for on the road and 723 for his racing exploits (I assume he is sponsored by them). Seemed to be saying they were tubeless or in combination with...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,606
Posted By slidefighter
Great stuff. Thanks for taking the time. ...

Great stuff. Thanks for taking the time.


Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4,063
Views: 1,300,327
Posted By slidefighter
Can you tell me who that would be shipping with? ...

Can you tell me who that would be shipping with? I'm going the other way next spring.

Thanks,


Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18,402
Views: 1,999,055
Posted By slidefighter
I need a little tutorial. I'm seeing "5 volt" and...

I need a little tutorial. I'm seeing "5 volt" and 12 "volt" usb chargers based on 12 volt (motorcycle) systems on the internet. I'd like to use the "unswitched" accessory wires under the headlamp to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18,402
Views: 1,999,055
Posted By slidefighter
Perun: That picture was perfect. I finally...

Perun: That picture was perfect. I finally figured it out on my own but it took me a long time to work out that the rotary map switch went on the right side. I had already installed one of the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18,402
Views: 1,999,055
Posted By slidefighter
Just spent some pleasant minutes looking for a...

Just spent some pleasant minutes looking for a picture of how the wiring "nest" in the rear of the bike is routed, but as you can guess by now---no luck. Anyone have a picture or drawing of how they...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18,402
Views: 1,999,055
Posted By slidefighter
Fuel Line Mods

Still working on "bullet proofing" my 690. A friend made the pieces that connect to the injector head. The "B" nut allows me to ditch the quick disconnect and still have room to add the fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 18,402
Views: 1,999,055
Posted By slidefighter
Wait a minute. BigDog now has a KTM 690 and I...

Wait a minute. BigDog now has a KTM 690 and I had the "adventure riding wisdom" to actually get one before he did? This is a crowning moment in my motorcycling life! I've arrived!!


Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4,063
Views: 1,300,327
Posted By slidefighter
I agree; that bike is great looking!

I agree; that bike is great looking!
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18,402
Views: 1,999,055
Posted By slidefighter
Instrument Panel Upgrade

Here are some pix of my just finished instrument panel upgrade. On the theory that my 690 will be a bit easier to troubleshoot with more information than with less, I fabbed up an auxiliary panel...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-04-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 19,912
Posted By slidefighter
Some great shots!

Some great shots!
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4,063
Views: 1,300,327
Posted By slidefighter
Beautiful bike; and a pretty spectacular shop too!

Beautiful bike; and a pretty spectacular shop too!
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4,063
Views: 1,300,327
Posted By slidefighter
Spectacular!

Spectacular!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-18-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 19,912
Posted By slidefighter
Woke up when the people next to me (and their...

Woke up when the people next to me (and their dog) started making a racket. Pulled my earplugs only to discover it was raining! Yikes! Broke down my camp/shelter and packed up for departure before...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-14-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 19,912
Posted By slidefighter
Yes, I do; I had to drive to Alpharetta (GA) to...

Yes, I do; I had to drive to Alpharetta (GA) to pick mine up. "KTM World" is the biggest KTM dealer in the U.S. with two locations in the Atlanta area. They will likely have one at one or the other...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-14-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 19,912
Posted By slidefighter
Devils State Park crowd: My aviation weather...

Devils State Park crowd: My aviation weather source predicts the following for this weekend:

Friday: High 74 @ 5:00pm, low of 52 Friday night, breezy, 10% chance of rain<?xml:namespace prefix = o...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18,402
Views: 1,999,055
Posted By slidefighter
That is really great help with the ACC1 and ACC2...

That is really great help with the ACC1 and ACC2 circuits. Thanks very much to all who checked in on the subject. I'll post up when I finish.

Thank you all very much...



Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18,402
Views: 1,999,055
Posted By slidefighter
Isaac004: I don't suppose you have any pictures...

Isaac004: I don't suppose you have any pictures of your volt meter install. I'm not sure where to look for the switched wires behind the headlight you are talking about: ACC2?

Thanks!

...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 18,402
Views: 1,999,055
Posted By slidefighter
Has anyone found a good place to splice in a...

Has anyone found a good place to splice in a digital voltmeter? I'm looking to install a voltmeter and a fuel pressure gauge on an auxiliary instrument panel up on the handlebar caps.

Thanks...
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-04-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 31,343
Posted By slidefighter
Too bad, Mark. I'll be thinking about you!! ...

Too bad, Mark. I'll be thinking about you!!

Think I'll make a run over into Georgia and remind myself about where some of those roads go...



Lee...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-03-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 31,343
Posted By slidefighter
Ride on Sunday, May 4, 2014?

Anyone up for a ride tomorrow (Sunday, May 4th?).

Looking for riders in the extreme southern part of SC (Beaufort, Hampton, Jasper counties). Kind of like last weekend but on a different route...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-03-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 983
Posted By slidefighter
Sunday, May 4, 2014

Not much traffic on this site in a long time. Anyone up for a ride tomorrow (Sunday, May 4th?).

Looking for riders in the extreme southern part of SC (Beaufort, Hampton, Jasper counties). Kind...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4,063
Views: 1,300,327
Posted By slidefighter
Gianluca: Great ride! Any chance for a map,...

Gianluca: Great ride! Any chance for a map, route description, or a GPS track?

Thanks!



Lee...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-26-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 67,676
Posted By slidefighter
Great ride today, perfect conditions, very light...

Great ride today, perfect conditions, very light traffic and great riding companions. I really appreciate Mark and Matthew coming out. I had a blast... 275 miles on the clock at the end of the day;...
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