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Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 18,904
Posted By DeepSeaOne
"One" of my favorites of all time is the V-Rod...

"One" of my favorites of all time is the V-Rod and I finally could afford one. Now they even make one in my favorite color...DIRT (sand camo)

...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 147,187
Posted By DeepSeaOne
2007 BMW F650GS. Not that its not an inherently...

2007 BMW F650GS. Not that its not an inherently good bike...it just wasn't the bike for me. There was something too "tame" about it and I prefer bikes to be more "hard core" for lack of a better...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 611,510
Posted By DeepSeaOne
I got the Nomadic Rack mounted and I really like...

I got the Nomadic Rack mounted and I really like it. Simple and solid. If I had one complaint it would be they should have used fasteners that matched something else on the bike so you could use the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 607,447
Posted By DeepSeaOne
Holy CRAP! That was my first bike. Thing never...

Holy CRAP! That was my first bike. Thing never ran right. Had to tow it around with a car just to get it to start. Thing was beat to hell and ready for the scrap heap before it had even 10K miles...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,458
Posted By DeepSeaOne
The OEM can isn't even good as a paperweight....

The OEM can isn't even good as a paperweight. Runs so much cooler now. Although a large source of that heat was how dangerously lean these engines are delivered from the factory. My Apex got pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,458
Posted By DeepSeaOne
Another serious issue is that it's drop-dead-sexy...

Another serious issue is that it's drop-dead-sexy even when viewed via infrared

http://www.nachi.org/forum/users/dsorge/albums/misc/808-ir-3930a.jpg

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Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,458
Posted By DeepSeaOne
We have a winner

We have a winner
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,458
Posted By DeepSeaOne
The maintenance thing depends on who you ask. If...

The maintenance thing depends on who you ask. If you look solely at the manufactures recommended maintenance, the 690 requires no more maintenance than any of a dozen motorcycles I've ever owned.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,640
Posted By DeepSeaOne
Not a commentary on what's best but...the 690R...

Not a commentary on what's best but...the 690R ugly? Seriously?

Krylon almost enables you to spray the "ugly" off of your own sister. Buy a few cans and paint pink unicorns on it to match...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,917
Posted By DeepSeaOne
I was in a very similar situation. I wanted a...

I was in a very similar situation. I wanted a dirt machine for a similar mission and I had researched them all, even sitting on the money for about a year because I couldn't decide. Finally I sprung...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 611,510
Posted By DeepSeaOne
I decided on the Nomadic rack and it came in...

I decided on the Nomadic rack and it came in yesterday. Nicely built rack....very simple, no welds or weak spots, low profile , sleek, and fits the look of the bike. I can live without the grab...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18,142
Views: 1,946,067
Posted By DeepSeaOne
YMMV so take it for what it's worth... I...

YMMV so take it for what it's worth...

I have a Naval Aviation background. We tested/analyzed aircraft engine oil for years and then after one of the few meaningful studies the military does...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 18,142
Views: 1,946,067
Posted By DeepSeaOne
Thumpers are inherently dirty running engines,...

Thumpers are inherently dirty running engines, particularly at lower RPM's. Because of this they're delivered so lean to meet emission regs... they're on the ragged edge of stalling at all times. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 18,142
Views: 1,946,067
Posted By DeepSeaOne
Does anyone know if a Vortex ECU recognizes the...

Does anyone know if a Vortex ECU recognizes the vacuum switch for the fuel vapor canister? I've recently done a cannisterectomy and I want to deep-six the switch. Soldering in the resistor isn't an...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18,142
Views: 1,946,067
Posted By DeepSeaOne
That setup was a recipe for failure... Steel...

That setup was a recipe for failure... Steel bolts through aluminum in a dirty environment exposed to vibration. Likely developed stress cracks from several types or corrosion and the added weight...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18,142
Views: 1,946,067
Posted By DeepSeaOne
I running just the FMF Apex slip-on (no...

I running just the FMF Apex slip-on (no restrictor) and was considering their header until I installed the Vortex ECU. It makes so much power now it's almost freakin' scary. I'm not sure the header...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 611,510
Posted By DeepSeaOne
I like the price on this one. If I don't like it...

I like the price on this one. If I don't like it I'm not out too much. In the photo I can see what look like factory grab rails. Is this accurate? And is your rack the same one in the link?
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18,142
Views: 1,946,067
Posted By DeepSeaOne
I just yanked the ECU out of mine and put in a...

I just yanked the ECU out of mine and put in a Vortex. There is only 1 ECU on the 2013's. I think the other box that some are calling an ECU is actually a throttle controller ...it also gets pulled...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 611,510
Posted By DeepSeaOne
You got a pic of that setup with the Rotopax...

You got a pic of that setup with the Rotopax installed?
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 611,510
Posted By DeepSeaOne
These look like they'd work with the factory grab...

These look like they'd work with the factory grab rails but it mentions nothing about it. Looks like one review resulted in a failure but it may have been overloaded. Not too worried about breakage...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 611,510
Posted By DeepSeaOne
Can someone point me towards a tail rack for a...

Can someone point me towards a tail rack for a 2013 690-R that...

1. Does not look like it was built to carry a milk crate
2. Follows (somewhat) the shape of the fender
3. Integrates...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18,142
Views: 1,946,067
Posted By DeepSeaOne
Thanks for the info regarding the valve adj. ...

Thanks for the info regarding the valve adj. all. Should be a piece of cake
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18,142
Views: 1,946,067
Posted By DeepSeaOne
Looking to find someone like me that went the...

Looking to find someone like me that went the "self-service" route in maintaining a late model 690 engine. I'm particularly interested in valve adj. info. During the several trips to my dealer I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3,969
Views: 1,265,716
Posted By DeepSeaOne
Done a little work since my last pic... 2013...

Done a little work since my last pic...
2013 690R
Modified airbox lid
FMF Apex can
Vortex ECU
Custom paint and Cerakote
I've added some more desert tan touches since this pic was taken...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-27-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 9,987
Views: 3,168,385
Posted By DeepSeaOne
The apocalypse project...

2013 690R
FMF Apex can
Vortex ECU
Cerakoted body panels (Colt Coyote Tan)
Desert tan paint on chassis
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,339
Posted By DeepSeaOne
I'll likely do that. For now I'm going to see...

I'll likely do that. For now I'm going to see how it does just with a can and a K&N then pick up the tuner.
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,339
Posted By DeepSeaOne
If the ECM was done right it should be able to...

If the ECM was done right it should be able to compensate for breathing mods with ease providing the change isn't major (which a can and filter is not necessarily). These things would be extremely...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,339
Posted By DeepSeaOne
Yes...it's "Uh-Oh" fast as is but it sounds like...

Yes...it's "Uh-Oh" fast as is but it sounds like a scooter. I'm doing pretty much the same to mine cept a FMF pipe/can. Should sound (and run) like war.
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,339
Posted By DeepSeaOne
Ahh, that explains the aftermarket bar mounted...

Ahh, that explains the aftermarket bar mounted units I've been seeing.
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,339
Posted By DeepSeaOne
Question KTM Fuel mapping

All,
I have a 2013 690 Enduro and I'm ordering a pipe for it this week. Having read a few threads on the need for fuel mapping being hit or miss depending on configuration, type of mod etc....the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 3,969
Views: 1,265,716
Posted By DeepSeaOne
2013 picked up yesterday... ...

2013 picked up yesterday...

http://www.nachi.org/forum/users/dsorge/albums/misc/732-p3300096.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-30-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9,987
Views: 3,168,385
Posted By DeepSeaOne
Maybe but I suck on a 690:D

Maybe but I suck on a 690:D
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-30-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9,987
Views: 3,168,385
Posted By DeepSeaOne
I sat on the cash for 2 yrs trying to decide. ...

I sat on the cash for 2 yrs trying to decide. Enduro's are an exercise in compromise for sure. Had it narrowed down to a Honda XL650 and BMW F800 but when all said and done the 690 was just...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-30-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9,987
Views: 3,168,385
Posted By DeepSeaOne
Just picked this up today. 2013 KTM 690 Enduro R...

Just picked this up today. 2013 KTM 690 Enduro R

http://www.nachi.org/forum/users/dsorge/albums/misc/732-p3300096.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 243
Posted By DeepSeaOne
Wicked New member, new ride, moto-porn

Howdy all,
First post and thought I'd share my new ride. 2013 KTM 690 Enduro R. Been sitting on the cash for 2 years now agonizing over which ride to get. The BMW F800 and Honda XL600 were on my...
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