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Forum: Thumpers Today, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By The Letter J
If you have a welder at home, you can run a purge...

If you have a welder at home, you can run a purge through the tank with your welder's shielding gas and play with fire all you want with no risk of explosion. You can also fill it with water before...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 182,042
Posted By The Letter J
Hmmm... that didn't do what I wanted. Using the...

Hmmm... that didn't do what I wanted. Using the Akra L tables it seems like the bike loads up when I sit with the clutch in and needs to be cleared out before I take off again or it blubbers and even...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 182,042
Posted By The Letter J
I just pasted the Akra L maps into my modded EVO1...

I just pasted the Akra L maps into my modded EVO1 and will load it up tonight. The lack of engine braking didn't bother me so much, but I'm hoping this will help cool things down (and reduce/prevent...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 182,042
Posted By The Letter J
All this talk about engine braking... TuneECU...

All this talk about engine braking... TuneECU doesn't change compression ratios and cam profiles... is it just a matter of one MAP having a higher idle speed than another?

On that chain of...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,639
Posted By The Letter J
Maxxis is still missing the boat in the US, I've...

Maxxis is still missing the boat in the US, I've had my Motoz Mountain Hybrid since mid December and it is working very well on my dual sport, in fact, I've bought 3 of them already. The Motoz still...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By The Letter J
Take it off the bike, empty it, flush it out with...

Take it off the bike, empty it, flush it out with whatever method you choose to get rid of the fuel vapors and hit it with a heat gun... or if you are more daring, propane torch. It will somewhat...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 54,228
Posted By The Letter J
I've been considering giving the JBI perches a...

I've been considering giving the JBI perches a try myself. I can get a metal-to-metal "clunk" with 330cc of oil in my CC forks and have yet to bottom them that hard with 340cc. I have read of people...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21,732
Views: 2,616,854
Posted By The Letter J
'12 or '13. Bigger engine (690 instead of 654)...

'12 or '13. Bigger engine (690 instead of 654) that is still easily user tuneable. The '13 has a better EP map, but it can be easily copied/pasted onto the earlier years with TuneECU. Better turning...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4,754
Views: 1,627,096
Posted By The Letter J
102mph + teeter totter videos

I'm not sure how to embed a video from photobucket...

Here is a short clip I just dug up today of a 102mph (according to my old Garmin E-trex) pass on my STOCK '09 690 on Cuddeback dry lake from...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 21,732
Views: 2,616,854
Posted By The Letter J
On my '09 (same speedo as yours) I drilled a hole...

On my '09 (same speedo as yours) I drilled a hole in the plastic piece that surrounds the ignition switch. I have a steering stabilizer now so that location doesn't work for me anymore though... so I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21,732
Views: 2,616,854
Posted By The Letter J
Weird, is that the forged lever or the CNC lever?...

Weird, is that the forged lever or the CNC lever? It looks different than the CNC "KTM type 1" shifter I have, mine clears the cases even with a AS case guard glued over it. Yours clearly doesn't fit...
Forum: Vendors 03-13-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,388
Posted By The Letter J
1) 2001 GasGas EC300 2) C-Clamps (blue)

1) 2001 GasGas EC300

2) C-Clamps (blue)
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,419
Posted By The Letter J
Another option that may work for you is this: ...

Another option that may work for you is this:





I've been on 2 offroad night rides (and maybe 200 miles on the street after dark) with it now so I've got a good feel for how it works. Using...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4,593
Views: 780,325
Posted By The Letter J
I won't argue that, but it sure came in handy 2...

I won't argue that, but it sure came in handy 2 rides ago when the XR650R in our group ran out of fuel in BFE. His carb had been peeing out the overflow for a while before anybody noticed.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21,732
Views: 2,616,854
Posted By The Letter J
Is this the first time you are replacing it? If...

Is this the first time you are replacing it? If so, it sounds like the OEM Yuasa has treated you well at 7 years. I know people who prefer AGM have had good luck with Odyssey batteries...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-03-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 229,371
Posted By The Letter J
http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/poloswim0...

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/poloswim09/Mobile%20Uploads/20150208_110504_zpsdbb42c82.jpg...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-03-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,041
Posted By The Letter J
It is public land, make it your own trip!

It is public land, make it your own trip!
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4,754
Views: 1,627,096
Posted By The Letter J
... and here I was thinking I was the only one...

... and here I was thinking I was the only one who wore 14AA (well 14 1/2, but close enough!) RedWing shoes actually had mine in stock too!

All of you other sasquatches out there do yourselves a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 39,164
Posted By The Letter J
...or you can buy one for ~$30 cheaper, after all...

...or you can buy one for ~$30 cheaper, after all fees, through Adventure Spec and have it in 2 days. I bought one from them last month. They also sell the GT216DST which is 4 ply if you prefer a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By The Letter J
Pretty much any fullsize KTM wheel (excluding...

Pretty much any fullsize KTM wheel (excluding rally bikes and 9xx/1190 adventure that use a larger front axle) from ~2003-2014 will fit the front of the 690. The big difference is that the 690 uses a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 403,880
Posted By The Letter J
Just to be clear, when the manual states a...

Just to be clear, when the manual states a certain number of "clicks" it is always from fully seated/ closed/ clockwise and then counted as you back it out. ALWAYS count from closed.

Factory...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 21,732
Views: 2,616,854
Posted By The Letter J
I just snapped this picture: ...

I just snapped this picture:

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/poloswim09/Mobile%20Uploads/20150226_084426_zps71155312.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21,732
Views: 2,616,854
Posted By The Letter J
2nd fan

I got everything all buttoned up tonight. The lower coolant hose would not seal without the thermostat in place (even though I had the thermostat "gasket" in place) so I just pulled the guts out of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21,732
Views: 2,616,854
Posted By The Letter J
I can't think of a single reason in the world...

I can't think of a single reason in the world that you would want to replace the head gasket? Maybe you mean the valve cover gasket? If so, the valve cover gasket is ribbed rubber and thus, reusable.
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21,732
Views: 2,616,854
Posted By The Letter J
I hate oil threads, but I guess it's my turn to...

I hate oil threads, but I guess it's my turn to be that guy! My bike is an '09 and I use the synthetic Rotella T6 (which only comes in 5W-40.) Same oil I use in my Jeep, van, 2t tranny, lawnmower,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21,732
Views: 2,616,854
Posted By The Letter J
I've been changing my oil every 1,000 miles and...

I've been changing my oil every 1,000 miles and changing the filters every 2,000 miles for mostly offroad use. It's never come out looking dirty but I figured it was CHEAP insurance. I overshot my...
Forum: Vendors 02-24-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2,168
Views: 319,149
Posted By The Letter J
I received and installed the 3800 bulb in my...

I received and installed the 3800 bulb in my buddy's '07 525EXC last night (he has his toys shipped to my house to keep the wife off his back :lol3) and was impressed. With your regulator/rectifier...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,157
Posted By The Letter J
I haven't even looked into how the RFR cooler...

I haven't even looked into how the RFR cooler fits... even if it fit perfectly, it is certainly going to be cost prohibitive! Being that the top 2 rows of my radiator are dead anyway, I could cut...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,157
Posted By The Letter J
An oil cooler is still on my radar and it should...

An oil cooler is still on my radar and it should be able to be done for less than $150 if I get it right the first time. I just can't see a good spot to mount it without putting it in harms way...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,157
Posted By The Letter J
My progress so far: ...

My progress so far:

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/poloswim09/Mobile%20Uploads/20150223_164846_zps8fca36b9.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21,732
Views: 2,616,854
Posted By The Letter J
So again I'll ask, how many mm of sag are you...

So again I'll ask, how many mm of sag are you getting with .75kg/mm springs? I weigh 104kg and it took .50kg/mm springs (as opposed to the stock .52kg/mm fork springs) to get my rider sag to the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 21,732
Views: 2,616,854
Posted By The Letter J
What is your weight and how much sag do you have...

What is your weight and how much sag do you have with your .75 springs? You do realize that it is supposed to sag right? :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 39,164
Posted By The Letter J
How much do you want for them? :wink: :lol3

How much do you want for them? :wink: :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2,416
Views: 765,673
Posted By The Letter J
So why not just cut off the brackets and flip...

So why not just cut off the brackets and flip them over? Or in the case that they are asymmetrical, switch sides (left bracket on right and right bracket on left.) I have no stake in this discussion,...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By The Letter J
I guess I should have added that I have chicken...

I guess I should have added that I have chicken legs (15 1/2" calf) and sz14 SG10's so I have no problem getting the guard and pants in the boot. My Buddy with 22" calves can't wear in the boot pants...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,024
Posted By The Letter J
Sounds like a comment to me? What did you take...

Sounds like a comment to me? What did you take from that statement?

I didn't say it was some sort of magic... it just required a first gear down shift where my previous MT43 would spin enough...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By The Letter J
I just had to look them up to see what was...

I just had to look them up to see what was different than the old version... not much. It looks like they just perforated the neoprene and added a few more ventilation holes in the shin/thigh guards...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21,732
Views: 2,616,854
Posted By The Letter J
...a piece of rubber hose slit down the back and...

...a piece of rubber hose slit down the back and pushed over the lip of the fan.
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By The Letter J
What are the odds that you are just expecting too...

What are the odds that you are just expecting too much from a 10hp bike and it just flat out does not have the power to pull 3-4-5 gear on that amount of incline? The "super-mini" sized bikes (like...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By The Letter J
I think it just won't start in gear. Edit:...

I think it just won't start in gear.

Edit: or do you mean that you are going to bypass the switch so that the bike "thinks" you always have the clutch in? In that case, I believe using the same EP...
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