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Forum: Vendors 03-27-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,754
Posted By Droptarotter
Thank you!:clap

Thank you!:clap
Forum: Vendors 03-26-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,754
Posted By Droptarotter
Hi BD; I have upgraded the lights on my KTM...

Hi BD;

I have upgraded the lights on my KTM 640 Adventure.
I installed a 60mm Hella HID projector for the low beam and a Squadron Pro for the high beam.
Both lights remain on when high beam is...
Forum: Canada 03-24-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,586
Posted By Droptarotter
Steve; Lots of good points in your post! ...

Steve;

Lots of good points in your post!
Maybe we also need to start a best country to retire to that will provide medical/motorcycling/cycling for us old farts.
I need to get my act together...
Forum: Vendors 03-24-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 247,062
Posted By Droptarotter
FTB; That's not selfish, those are the...

FTB;
That's not selfish, those are the questions that lots of us need answers to before making an order.
I'm still leaning toward the 80's though.

Cheers
Forum: Vendors 03-24-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1,015
Views: 106,605
Posted By Droptarotter
Tony; Is that California route all plotted out...

Tony;
Is that California route all plotted out with lots of dirt??

Maybe I can convince my riding companions to do this route??

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9,335
Views: 2,087,798
Posted By Droptarotter
I think I still have a cover somewhere in the...

I think I still have a cover somewhere in the shop.
Send me a pm with your email and I will send a photo.
Not sure what year the cover came off of though.

Cheers
Forum: Airheads 03-18-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7,800
Views: 1,573,569
Posted By Droptarotter
I think I would reconsider how that was...

I think I would reconsider how that was worded!:rofl

Where in BC are you?

Cheers
Forum: Vendors 03-17-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,780
Views: 233,759
Posted By Droptarotter
Check page 29 for some shots of one of my bikes....

Check page 29 for some shots of one of my bikes. It shows some examples of how the rear straps are installed.

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 6,893
Views: 1,251,185
Posted By Droptarotter
My memory kicked back in................the...

My memory kicked back in................the cruise controller I use is an Omni Cruise;

http://www.omni-cruise.com/omni-cruise-1/


Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 30,344
Posted By Droptarotter
In general, dirt bikes/dual sport bikes are...

In general, dirt bikes/dual sport bikes are around 100mm of sag.

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6,893
Views: 1,251,185
Posted By Droptarotter
Yup, I use one of the nice aluminum ones....can't...

Yup, I use one of the nice aluminum ones....can't remember the name at the moment, but the new Atlas one looks good;
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 695
Views: 220,936
Posted By Droptarotter
MSH; Glad to see you got the Warp 9 footpegs...

MSH;
Glad to see you got the Warp 9 footpegs installed!
Have you used the bottle opener yet??

Hey, watch those "P"clamps on the rear Pelican case, they like to break. I used two aluminum bars...
Forum: Vendors 03-16-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 247,062
Posted By Droptarotter
I'm torn between the two also. Mainly want to...

I'm torn between the two also.
Mainly want to use them on my 640.

I pack pretty light, and the bags I currently use on the 640 are;
30L saddlebags, then a 20L tailbag on the rack and also a...
Forum: Vendors 03-14-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 247,062
Posted By Droptarotter
Peter; What are the dimensions of the 80L...

Peter;
What are the dimensions of the 80L bags??

What do you do with the side bag pull straps once they are used to pull the dry bag into the holder?

These sure look good!

Cheers
Forum: Vendors 03-04-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 247,062
Posted By Droptarotter
That's what I'm after also......what size is this...

That's what I'm after also......what size is this one??

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,252
Posted By Droptarotter
A 950SE front master cylinder is the cheapest way...

A 950SE front master cylinder is the cheapest way to go if you delete the right front rotor/caliper to turn the 640 into a single front disc.

Cheers
Forum: Canada 02-21-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,586
Posted By Droptarotter
Hey Wayne; How much of the year can one bicycle...

Hey Wayne;
How much of the year can one bicycle in Kelowna. Do you think a high mileage roadie would have enough quiet roads to ride on?
A great cycling community is paramount to my retirement.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9,335
Views: 2,087,798
Posted By Droptarotter
Could you adjust the steering stops so you have...

Could you adjust the steering stops so you have less turning radius to avoid hitting the lights?
Or will that give you the turning radius of a semi??

I'm in the process of installing the...
Forum: Canada 02-14-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,586
Posted By Droptarotter
My priorities for a place to move to; Close...

My priorities for a place to move to;

Close to the US.
Close to a hospital.
Quiet.
Good motorcycling, both on and off road.
But the main priority is good road cycling all year round.

I'm...
Forum: Vendors 02-12-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,780
Views: 233,759
Posted By Droptarotter
Yippee......I can answer this:clap I have a...

Yippee......I can answer this:clap

I have a 520 EXC that has had the US 5 &10 mounted on the rear fender at different times.
I originally used the 5 with it's bolt on strap, then changed over to...
Forum: Vendors 02-10-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 247,062
Posted By Droptarotter
Great report Peter..........still waiting for the...

Great report Peter..........still waiting for the Reckless............and now tankbag and jersey!

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6,893
Views: 1,251,185
Posted By Droptarotter
Does the noise change when you pull in the...

Does the noise change when you pull in the clutch??

Any debris in the oil?

What did you last do to it??

Are those carbon fibre bars? Where did you get those??

Cheers
Forum: Vendors 02-09-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1,780
Views: 233,759
Posted By Droptarotter
HAHA..........thanks Michael, it was not the...

HAHA..........thanks Michael, it was not the waist strap, but the lower left cinching strap that was eaten.....I took it to a local shoe repair guy and he fixed up the strap and patched the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,927
Posted By Droptarotter
D; Since we are on the topic of clutch...

D;
Since we are on the topic of clutch actuation;

I just installed the Oberon Slave cylinder and have been using a Midwest Mountain clutch lever;


http://www.midwestme.com/index.html

The...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 7,800
Views: 1,573,569
Posted By Droptarotter
I could live with all the dirt............but I...

I could live with all the dirt............but I couldn't live with all those untrimmed zip ties!!

For shame!!
Forum: Vendors 02-09-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 1,780
Views: 233,759
Posted By Droptarotter
Unlawfulsm; Try lowering the bags on the...

Unlawfulsm;

Try lowering the bags on the bike. I usually have the front part of the bag about level with the top of the seat. That way it will lower the center of gravity and the top of the bag...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9,335
Views: 2,087,798
Posted By Droptarotter
David; That was one of the things I was...

David;

That was one of the things I was thinking might happen.
I applied a swatch of Sika Constuction Sealant this morning, so will wait a week and see how it is sticking.

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9,335
Views: 2,087,798
Posted By Droptarotter
I have a pair of them.....fit/finish is pretty...

I have a pair of them.....fit/finish is pretty good.....I have some of the very early ones and I think Michael (the Rally Raid guy) has tweaked them a little since then with the added feature of the...
Forum: Racing 02-06-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2,404
Views: 492,659
Posted By Droptarotter
I call them isolators.......same thing though! ...

I call them isolators.......same thing though!

Also used for 640 Adventure headlight/fairing mount and BMW Airhead battery boxes..........usually with a 6mm stud, but varying lengths of rubber....
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6,893
Views: 1,251,185
Posted By Droptarotter
MSH; Are you the friend of Kevin's that...

MSH;

Are you the friend of Kevin's that wanted the larger pegs?
If so, then I supplied you with all the part numbers for the left side peg hanger!
Looks like Warp 9 changed the shape of the left...
Forum: Canada 02-04-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,045
Posted By Droptarotter
I prefer September also. One other thing to...

I prefer September also.

One other thing to keep in mind is our ridiculous speeding laws......40km's over the limit will get your bike impounded!

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6,893
Views: 1,251,185
Posted By Droptarotter
it's just an o-ring........just clean it and...

it's just an o-ring........just clean it and install a new o-ring......available almost anywhere.

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6,893
Views: 1,251,185
Posted By Droptarotter
Nice bike timolgra1! Hey, is that just fuel...

Nice bike timolgra1!

Hey, is that just fuel hose you have zip tied to the Akro??
How well is it holding up?

Cheers
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-03-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,954
Posted By Droptarotter
Jeff; Thanks for sharing this........and that...

Jeff;
Thanks for sharing this........and that tree looks like a comfy spot to take a nap!

Cheers
Forum: Airheads 01-31-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7,800
Views: 1,573,569
Posted By Droptarotter
Very nicely done! Couple of questions........ ...

Very nicely done!
Couple of questions........
where did you hide the battery?
How well does the kickstarter work??:rofl

Cheers
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7,800
Views: 1,573,569
Posted By Droptarotter
Nothing succeeds like a toothless Budgie!:rofl ...

Nothing succeeds like a toothless Budgie!:rofl

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6,893
Views: 1,251,185
Posted By Droptarotter
Anyone know what is the closest orange rattle can...

Anyone know what is the closest orange rattle can spray paint that matches the regular KTM orange??
I have a silver fairing that needs the orange treatment.

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6,893
Views: 1,251,185
Posted By Droptarotter
KTM 85SX guards work fine, but only the two front...

KTM 85SX guards work fine, but only the two front bolt holes line up......the back one is not necessary....my fork guards have been like this for 9,000km's.....no problems.

I think I have one of...
Forum: Vendors 01-19-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 247,062
Posted By Droptarotter
Mosko Moto; Please bring your prototype...

Mosko Moto;

Please bring your prototype Reckless bag to the Vancouver motorcycle show so we can get an idea as to what we will be purchasing.

Cheers
Forum: Vendors 01-19-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,238
Posted By Droptarotter
I bought a pair of these pegs for my KTM 640...

I bought a pair of these pegs for my KTM 640 Adventure.

The right peg installed no problem, but the left peg would not fit.......I called Warp 9, told them of my problem, but also told them I...
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