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Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 89,900
Posted By cyborg
Thanks nowwhat, good to know the Perfect Fairings...

Thanks nowwhat, good to know the Perfect Fairings work. They can also be bought in the USA from Cyclops Motorsports. They are keeping some stock on hand. Low fenders too.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 40,258
Posted By cyborg
Those cans poke up too vertical for the PNW....

Those cans poke up too vertical for the PNW. Would drown the bike sitting out in the rain. :lol3

On MPG, my 2013 Quest in a recent test went 425 miles to engine stop, on the ~8.3gal for ~51mpg....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-17-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7,048
Views: 1,167,141
Posted By cyborg
No kidding, the standard CRF250L weighs as much...

No kidding, the standard CRF250L weighs as much as a standard KTM690 Enduro R (320lbs). If the Honda 250 Rally aka 'True Adventure' weighs even more, it would really be a pig.

The new Honda...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 40,258
Posted By cyborg
Nope. That's the "Euro" short tail setup,...

Nope. That's the "Euro" short tail setup, KTMtwins has that kit as well.
The little box used as the plate holder is where I keep the bike papers and it locks. Called the "Grifter" from Happy Trails....
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 40,258
Posted By cyborg
How I did mine, with Sicass Racing flush mount...

How I did mine, with Sicass Racing flush mount LED blinkers (with KTM connectors on them) that are very bright. Been in heavy traffic and they do see and react to my turning signals and brake light....
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 40,258
Posted By cyborg
I've been waiting more than a year to get a KTM...

I've been waiting more than a year to get a KTM rally filter frame bracket that Munn Racing sold me but never delivered. I doubt I'll ever get it and Munn won't take the partial kit back. My KTM...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 40,258
Posted By cyborg
That's probably the safest thing to do, because...

That's probably the safest thing to do, because once you start hacking on the frame of the bike there's pretty much no going back to stock, unless you feel like re-welding on the seat and other part...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 89,900
Posted By cyborg
Just got an email that Clare is parting ways with...

Just got an email that Clare is parting ways with Basel. She was a great contact point for Basel, so it's now back to Tabea.
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 40,258
Posted By cyborg
I just got a replacement perforated steeker kit...

I just got a replacement perforated steeker kit from Clare, actual from the UK printer she uses. Have not applied it yet. It is a company that makes lots of decal kits for custom bikes and cars so my...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 40,258
Posted By cyborg
There at least a dozen different extendable,...

There at least a dozen different extendable, adjustable sidestand props out there, a number of them made in the USA. I have two different ones but I can't find them right now after a house move....
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 40,258
Posted By cyborg
Here's a picture of what is actually in the old...

Here's a picture of what is actually in the old Ign switch location in a Quest kit. Your pin should work with a little grinding.

http://cyb.smugmug.com/photos/i-bCs2SmQ/0/XL/i-bCs2SmQ-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Racing 02-22-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5,879
Views: 733,513
Posted By cyborg
A little offseason gossip mongering KTM...

A little offseason gossip mongering

KTM Rumored to Buy Financially-Challenged Gas Gas (http://www.autoevolution.com/news/ktm-rumored-to-buy-financially-challenged-gas-gas-92527.html).

So maybe...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 40,258
Posted By cyborg
Thanks for the picture :thumb I'll get busy...

Thanks for the picture :thumb I'll get busy doing that next.
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 40,258
Posted By cyborg
That new switch almost looks too fancy for the...

That new switch almost looks too fancy for the rest of the setup!

I like the HDB large speedo mount and thinking about getting one for my Quest when I put the roadbook on it. One thing that...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 40,258
Posted By cyborg
Yes all it takes is some mild filing on the...

Yes all it takes is some mild filing on the Scott's pin mount to fit the Basel bracket up front since the ignition switch moves out of that location. I think Nowwhat has some pix. I have the actual...
Forum: Vendors 02-15-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 246,712
Posted By cyborg
And don't forget RallyRaid type upper tank bolts...

And don't forget RallyRaid type upper tank bolts and Euro (DIN/ISO) Grade 12.9 bolts (SAE Grade 8+), a tip from Uller.
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21,753
Views: 2,619,277
Posted By cyborg
Very nice Lukas. :thumb Pyndon said he...

Very nice Lukas. :thumb

Pyndon said he made his own racks in the 2-strut style to fit Basil. I'm thinking of having DSRsportracks make a custom set for my Quest to deal with it's...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6,466
Views: 973,971
Posted By cyborg
eBay, Craigslist? Probably some out there of the...

eBay, Craigslist? Probably some out there of the right kind that were take-offs from guys putting on fancy cans.
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6,466
Views: 973,971
Posted By cyborg
The OEM stock muffler on many Husaberg's FE's...

The OEM stock muffler on many Husaberg's FE's already have a built-in Krizman-style spark arrestor that is fully FS legal.

Look on the backside of yours and see if it has this
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-15-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7,048
Views: 1,167,141
Posted By cyborg
Yep, those guys would know. After the initial...

Yep, those guys would know. After the initial preventative rebuild I actually didn't maintain mine any more than the DRZ400 I had before, and once the new bike model teething pains (I got an early...
Forum: Vendors 02-15-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 246,712
Posted By cyborg
Thanks for all the responses Andrew. For the 690...

Thanks for all the responses Andrew. For the 690 folks like me who want the Reckless, I'm sure we all want to know how difficult it will be to access the rear fuel cap, especially with a duffel...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-14-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7,048
Views: 1,167,141
Posted By cyborg
To toss in a little bit of actual data on the...

To toss in a little bit of actual data on the RXV's:

I owned a RXV550 from 2006 to 2010 and put 10,000miles on it and beat the hell out if it on and offroad. One of the most fun bikes I've ever...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 40,258
Posted By cyborg
To get a bottom feed on the rear main tank you...

To get a bottom feed on the rear main tank you would have to convert to the Rally Raid/Safari style bottom tap kit (Quest kit is top tap) to get the gravity feed for a rail pressure electric fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 40,258
Posted By cyborg
3/4" drill bit would make it fit, but that would...

3/4" drill bit would make it fit, but that would take off some nice anodizing. It would be covered up by the switch. Also a hole that big can go wrong too if freehanded.
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 40,258
Posted By cyborg
Interesting switch, 19mm holes size.

Interesting switch, 19mm holes size.
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 40,258
Posted By cyborg
Linky? :D

Linky? :D
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 40,258
Posted By cyborg
On my 990 I installed a pair of heavy duty power...

On my 990 I installed a pair of heavy duty power wires with a auto-reset fuze right at the battery and ran it up to the front fairing. Used it to power the Stebel (off a 40A relay) and also for a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 40,258
Posted By cyborg
Horn Wars! I put a Stebel air-horn on my 990...

Horn Wars!

I put a Stebel air-horn on my 990 :D

http://cyb.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KTM/Technical/i-jSscMdJ/0/XL/Stebel%20installed2-XL.jpg

I have dual HID ballasts where your Fiamm's are.
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 40,258
Posted By cyborg
The little radiator fluid overflow tank is quite...

The little radiator fluid overflow tank is quite small, maybe a 1/2 liter, not much weight. I would not want to put an additional 2 liters of weight that high and far forward. There is the OEM horn...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 40,258
Posted By cyborg
Linky to valve?

Linky to valve?
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 40,258
Posted By cyborg
Hi Lukas! :beer Good to hear from you, let's...

Hi Lukas! :beer

Good to hear from you, let's just hijack Brad's thread shall we? :lol3

You all better listen up to Lukas because he's RTW'ing on this same kind of bike and riding the hell out...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 40,258
Posted By cyborg
Here's the thread of 690 RFR owner bikes ...

Here's the thread of 690 RFR owner bikes

690 Rally Replica questions...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=542250
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 40,258
Posted By cyborg
The picture you posted is my good friend BillyD's...

The picture you posted is my good friend BillyD's real Dakar bike cockpit, a factory RFR that actually ran and finished the 2009 Dakar, the first SA race. No doubt you would want to emulate that, and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 40,258
Posted By cyborg
Good ideas. The FI Quest bikes have different...

Good ideas. The FI Quest bikes have different issues than the older 690 carbureted bikes. The real Dakar 690's fed all 3 tanks to a single vac pump, which pumps to a float bowl, and each of the 3...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 40,258
Posted By cyborg
Just the inner small bolts, one broke. Not the...

Just the inner small bolts, one broke. Not the outer large hex cap that goes on the bolt threads. Frame mounts were fine.
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 40,258
Posted By cyborg
Hi Brad, I'm watching your thread now too. :lurk ...

Hi Brad, I'm watching your thread now too. :lurk

Hang in there. I have a new set of perforated graphics (which I will have to pay for) coming from Clare because my original non-perforated set was...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6,466
Views: 973,971
Posted By cyborg
'15 Husqvarna 501, very nice! I've put some...

'15 Husqvarna 501, very nice! I've put some miles on a friends new KTM 500 and it's an awesome beast but I still prefer my Berg 390.
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 1,627,821
Posted By cyborg
Max, the Quest kit is not 35 or 40lbs, more like...

Max, the Quest kit is not 35 or 40lbs, more like ~20lbs. If you add fuel, then yes the bike weighs more, but the same is true for RR and Safari add-on tanks.

As for the Quest kit detracting from...
Forum: Racing 01-29-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 858,098
Posted By cyborg
GO NED!!!!! and Scott too!!!

GO NED!!!!! and Scott too!!!
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 89,900
Posted By cyborg
I'm still using my plastic ones. Have similar...

I'm still using my plastic ones. Have similar ones on my 990 now for 50,000+ miles and on my Husaberg 390 through brutal punishment and never a problem, had the tanks off many times. Just make sure...
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