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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-21-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,431
Posted By Ultra54
I did it in my driveway in a total of an hour or...

I did it in my driveway in a total of an hour or so. I removed the canister after cutting and sealing the hose with a proper sized bolt. I routed the vent line down under the engine, away from the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-20-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,431
Posted By Ultra54
As an owner of both, an SMT and now a 2013...

As an owner of both, an SMT and now a 2013 Strada, not to mention Monsters and off road KTMs. I say you won't be disappointed with either. Does that help you at all ? I might give the nod to KTM...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-24-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 137,974
Posted By Ultra54
As to you being keen on the subject of market...

As to you being keen on the subject of market value, it might be a matter of your opinion. One who has had so many bikes in such short order surely can't be too concerned about resale value. I do...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-08-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,445
Posted By Ultra54
Just thinking out loud here. I have wondered the...

Just thinking out loud here. I have wondered the same question as well and have a theory on this. Since the bike is ride by wire throttle I'm guessing a servo actually actuate the butterflies. This...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,698
Posted By Ultra54
I have worn these boots for 3 seasons and they...

I have worn these boots for 3 seasons and they are very good. They are all day comfortable and 100% water proof. I wear a size 9 shoe and the same size 9 in these feel more like a 9.5. Durability...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,272
Posted By Ultra54
Another vote for Shure 215's. Been using them for...

Another vote for Shure 215's. Been using them for years and the only ones Ive found that keep wind noise down so you dont have to crank it to loud.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-05-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 137,974
Posted By Ultra54
It doesn't clunk often but when it does you sure...

It doesn't clunk often but when it does you sure notice. I have a large root sticking out of the ground at my cottage and when I roll over that it clunks like a metal on metal sound. I would imaging...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-14-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 137,974
Posted By Ultra54
In your case of going from 1 < 4 clicks and...

In your case of going from 1 < 4 clicks and increasing the preload and lessoning the issue seems odd. Is the issue not a result of topping out, in and of itself not unusual or wrong, which results in...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-14-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 137,974
Posted By Ultra54
I picked up my brand new 2013 1200 GT last...

I picked up my brand new 2013 1200 GT last weekend and have been in seventh heaven since. I still have to pinch myself as I am so blown away by this bike. I traded my 2010 KTM SMT toward it and a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,179
Views: 427,506
Posted By Ultra54
I basically stripped mine down as I prefered the...

I basically stripped mine down as I prefered the the seat/ tank on the SMT and also the front fender to the SM. I use a Gold Wing for long trips anyway. The suspension is slightly more controlled as...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 67,273
Posted By Ultra54
Wow...that is nice...!! I owned a bone stock 80...

Wow...that is nice...!! I owned a bone stock 80 Interstate and now ride a sweet 86 Aspencade.
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,274
Posted By Ultra54
First of all this statement is pure bullshit....

First of all this statement is pure bullshit. Secondly, I don't think it's a good starter bike because it would be a shame for the typical noobie thing of dropping the bike off the kick stand or...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,293
Posted By Ultra54
I find marketing puzzling and comical. This bike...

I find marketing puzzling and comical. This bike looks like it is from 1975 which is fine. It comes across as genious to some today to produce a bike such as this but imagine the if you will what the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,711
Posted By Ultra54
I just bought a left over 2011 TE 250 plated for...

I just bought a left over 2011 TE 250 plated for 6400 Canadian dollars which includes a power up kit, 50 tooth rear sprocket and some other stuff. Fuel injection/electric and kick start. I like 2...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,465
Posted By Ultra54
What differences were you looking for other than...

What differences were you looking for other than the tech spec because for all intents and purposes they are all the same otherwise.
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 123,513
Posted By Ultra54
Just put a deposit on a brand new left over 2011...

Just put a deposit on a brand new left over 2011 TE 250 yesterday. I couldn't beat the price which includes an extra 50 tooth rear sprocket as well as having the remainder of a "power up" kit...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 57,035
Posted By Ultra54
Might just as well close this thread cuz you...

Might just as well close this thread cuz you aren't going to find a better post on this subject.
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 57,035
Posted By Ultra54
Not true. The person just asked for opinions and...

Not true. The person just asked for opinions and he got them. If you feel more people are coming across to you as favouring the KTM I can assure you it isn't a conspiracy against Ducati, rather just...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 57,035
Posted By Ultra54
I love the lc 8 motor and i get over 40 mpg...

I love the lc 8 motor and i get over 40 mpg easily. The way the bike handles is really what impressed me the most. I've ridden/owned several bikes in the last decade, the last being a Ducati m1100s...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,020
Posted By Ultra54
I get it and want it new headlights and all....

I get it and want it new headlights and all. First thing would be a low Arrow pipe and clean up the rear fender.
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10,154
Views: 1,659,079
Posted By Ultra54
I have to come good. I reinstalled the original...

I have to come good. I reinstalled the original battery and all was great until yesterday when it died on my on my way home. I through a volt meter across the terminals with the bike running at 5000...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10,154
Views: 1,659,079
Posted By Ultra54
I am skeptical to say the least about this warm...

I am skeptical to say the least about this warm the battery business. It was only in the 40's and I don't think the battery is faulty as it works great when its in the 50's up I guess you could say....
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10,154
Views: 1,659,079
Posted By Ultra54
Do you think the cells in your pack would be...

Do you think the cells in your pack would be different than the ones used in the Shorai? I see I am using a 1 amp trickle charger also. Charging isn't the issue though as it couldn't spin the motor...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 10,154
Views: 1,659,079
Posted By Ultra54
Here's an update on the issue I had with the...

Here's an update on the issue I had with the Shorai battery and starting when it is cool or cold. After the last cold spell which really wasn't that cold, maybe low 50's or 8-9 celcius, I put it on a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10,154
Views: 1,659,079
Posted By Ultra54
Baby oil works just fine too.

Baby oil works just fine too.
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10,154
Views: 1,659,079
Posted By Ultra54
First real chilly day since I installed my Shorai...

First real chilly day since I installed my Shorai 12V 18AMP in my SMT and it let me down. Every now and then on the SMT if it doesn't catch on the first fire up you turn the key off and wait 5...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,125
Posted By Ultra54
The Monster would be a much better commuter....

The Monster would be a much better commuter. Owned an 09 for 2 seasons and it is great on the highway and will be way more comfortable and has terrific real world power meaning midrange and low...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,043
Posted By Ultra54
I was 45. I hope to soon own a new 1800.

I was 45. I hope to soon own a new 1800.
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 129,103
Posted By Ultra54
I love my Wing so much..:D I found a mint...

I love my Wing so much..:D I found a mint condition 1986 Aspencade that is completely stock. It had 25,000 miles on it when I bought it last fall and I already have 40 thousand on it now. Before that...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-23-2011, 03:21 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 193,581
Posted By Ultra54
Goop

I swear by this stuff. It dries flexible but bonds to any surface with the ability to come apart if you need too. That to me describes a perfect glue.
http://www.eclecticproducts.com/Automotive.htm
Forum: Canada 06-19-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,144
Posted By Ultra54
I was refering to the crossing in Sault Ste....

I was refering to the crossing in Sault Ste. Marie as it is only a 2 lane bridge and traffic can get backed up, mainly going into the U.S.
Forum: Canada 06-18-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,508
Posted By Ultra54
Winter biker's idea is great too and could easily...

Winter biker's idea is great too and could easily be tacked onto the route I provided depending on how much time you have. Wawa is 2 hour north of Sault Ste. Marie where I would suggest you stay the...
Forum: Canada 06-18-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,508
Posted By Ultra54
I've modified the route a bit as I believe this...

I've modified the route a bit as I believe this will give you a nice glipse of what Northern Ontario is known for, Lake Superior and a nice seconday
twisty road also. I would leave Kalamazoo and my...
Forum: Canada 06-18-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,144
Posted By Ultra54
After you leave Sudbury I would consider staying...

After you leave Sudbury I would consider staying in the small town of Rossport Ontario which is around 5-6 hours out of Sault Ste. Marie. That is if you are going to be headed counter clockwise...
Forum: Canada 06-18-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,385
Posted By Ultra54
Thanks for the report...:clap

Thanks for the report...:clap
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-11-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 193,581
Posted By Ultra54
I'm not sure if it's only on the injected bikes...

I'm not sure if it's only on the injected bikes but the SMT has that feature.
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10,154
Views: 1,659,079
Posted By Ultra54
http://www.ktmsmt.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=3067 ...

http://www.ktmsmt.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=3067

I did this little trick that the poster suggested and it made a truly noticably improvement in the touchy throttle issue and its free too..:clap
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 40,870
Posted By Ultra54
Can anyone say what the difference is between the...

Can anyone say what the difference is between the Scouts and the goretex version?
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 35,432
Posted By Ultra54
Damn, your right and I apologize, no excuses. I...

Damn, your right and I apologize, no excuses. I really enjoyed your posts Jud and respect your opinions.
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 35,432
Posted By Ultra54
This thread is an example of what makes ADV rider...

This thread is an example of what makes ADV rider so great and has provided me hours of interesting reading. I wish though that bill310 hadn't had to go and inject nationalism into it by poking fun...
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