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Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17,612
Views: 1,852,897
Posted By amr2ul
Voltage @ idle was over 14v. Haven't had it...

Voltage @ idle was over 14v. Haven't had it tested yet 'cause now that it's warm the problem ''SEEMS'' to have abated. I hate intermittent issues!

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Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17,612
Views: 1,852,897
Posted By amr2ul
Thanks, Bonerov. I'll be taking that to get...

Thanks, Bonerov.

I'll be taking that to get checked in a couple of days.
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17,612
Views: 1,852,897
Posted By amr2ul
Starter Drag

Forgive me if this has been covered. It has been quite some time since I visited this thread.

A couple of weeks ago I noticed that my '08 690 smr would not start after a couple of days without...
Forum: Face plant 05-01-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,337
Posted By amr2ul
My 2 cents worth; my own son had a...

My 2 cents worth; my own son had a drinking/substance abuse problem as a young adult. Never killed anybody mind you, but definitely trouble. After 3 DUI's the state took his driver's license. That...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 17,612
Views: 1,852,897
Posted By amr2ul
Agree about not seeming to light up the road as...

Agree about not seeming to light up the road as well. It seems that the light from my HID's is monochromatic, as opposed to the mixture that makes up "white" light coming out of incandescent lamps. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 31,073
Views: 7,523,288
Posted By amr2ul
Boots In Or Out?

It depends...

In the summer in textile overpants I wear the jeans/slacks out of the boots. In the winter I tuck 'em in. When I wear leathers I always tuck 'em in, and I NEVER just wear slacks...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,179
Posted By amr2ul
Brake Light Modulator

A few days ago a cager came up to me at work. He had been on my six as I entered the security checkpoint, and might have been a little miffed about my flashing brake light. He claimed there is a...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,414
Posted By amr2ul
A few years ago I rented a Uly about the same...

A few years ago I rented a Uly about the same vintage. Thing had less than 300 miles on the clock. My experience with Buells was practically zero, but I could not have wheelied the thing with a...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,497
Posted By amr2ul
Haven't ridden the 2012 myself, so if it has...

Haven't ridden the 2012 myself, so if it has cleared up the buffeting issue then its a non issue. Otherwise take the thing in the tunnel and tweak the aeros until the noise goes away, at least as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,417
Posted By amr2ul
During the summer and refueling outages; Suzuki...

During the summer and refueling outages;
Suzuki WeeStrom or KTM690 Sumo (me) and
a large collection of various HD products,
one or two Victorys,
the occasional showbike/chopper,
a Ural sidecar...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-15-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7,762
Views: 440,372
Posted By amr2ul
Next

So, where we goin' now?:ear
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-17-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7,762
Views: 440,372
Posted By amr2ul
Bruced

After the game sat unplayed for how long, now we got 2 tries in a single day! Went after the tag today and didn't beam it in until I had a new place to go, and damn if Yankee Dog didn't beat me to...
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,311
Posted By amr2ul
My '04 Wee still works fine on the originals with...

My '04 Wee still works fine on the originals with 74,000 miles on them. Wish the saddle lasted that long!
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17,612
Views: 1,852,897
Posted By amr2ul
Okan, The miscellaneous goodies in your...

Okan,

The miscellaneous goodies in your briefcase are, for the most part, bracketage to mount license plates in the various places KTM sells bikes. The stretchy rubber thing is a generic KTM...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 7,762
Views: 440,372
Posted By amr2ul
That tank hasn't been there long, has it?

That tank hasn't been there long, has it?
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,533
Posted By amr2ul
Aftermarket

After mine got flooded due to me opening it up to fix it myself repeatedly I went with the TrailTech also. No local dealer for KTM streetbikes locally (I had to cross two state lines to get the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-13-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7,762
Views: 440,372
Posted By amr2ul
Wicked So, Wannabe, that was you I saw at the Rlint...

So, Wannabe, that was you I saw at the Rlint Creek parking lot this aftrenoon?

Nice scooter!:evil
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By amr2ul
Prestige?

A few years ago the 690 Prestige was the same bike as the 690 SMR that was imported to the US with different paint. Now neither comes to America so it's difficult to guess. All the aftermarket...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 31,073
Views: 7,523,288
Posted By amr2ul
Difficult?

Not all that difficult IF the rider understands what they are getting into. Trouble comes from a few common scenarios such as...
Rode seventeen hours to get there,
Never seen any road nearly so...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-23-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7,762
Views: 440,372
Posted By amr2ul
Candy-assed Southerner

Xathor,

Many years ago I went home from the military on leave, from Great Lakes, Illinois to Phenix City, Alabama in the middle of winter. When my Dad picked me up at the Columbus airport all he...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 25,672
Posted By amr2ul
Cold Commute

The coldest I feel okay in is about 15F. That's on my WeeStrom with a Givi windshield, handguards, electric gloves, and the heftiest combination of non-heated riding gear I own. That is Joe Rocket...
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 253,892
Posted By amr2ul
Yeah, That's All Nice, But...

Okay, the new windscreen sounds nice, just like the taller seat and all. My question is did they give it any more electrical output? You know, like enough to run extra lights and electric gloves at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,634
Posted By amr2ul
Almost Got Me One

A couple of years ago I was on my way to a fire call in my personal truck. My four-ways were on and therefore no directional signals worked. I needed to turn left, but there was a bike coming from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,622
Posted By amr2ul
How about...

What if we call ourselvse 'Storm Troopers'? That will really confuse the folks that have issues with V-Stroms.:D
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,894
Posted By amr2ul
1) Known issues- Low electrical output. ...

1) Known issues-

Low electrical output. Weak-assed generator might not put out enough juice for the vast number of electrical farkles you're going to want to hang on your bike.
Odd sized tires....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-14-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,532
Posted By amr2ul
You said bring cable locks and such for your...

You said bring cable locks and such for your gear. For those that haven't been there previously the facility has a "Gear Room" for stashing your bike gear. For most it should be adequate. Enjoy...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-19-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 67,009
Posted By amr2ul
Go west, young man

Klav,
Bring that business a county to the west and treat the mighty Kymco to a heapin helpin of Stennett Hollow road! Not very long, but very entertaining. Just keep your eyes open 'cause the deer...
Forum: Beasts 02-10-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,872
Posted By amr2ul
I motarded my KTM 520 a couple of years ago and...

I motarded my KTM 520 a couple of years ago and took it on the road for some twisty work. Truly enjoyed the benefits, but sweated the drawbacks. Even with a fresh rebuild on the motor I feared too...
Forum: Face plant 01-10-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,689
Posted By amr2ul
Speed bumps

Who is the dumb ass who invented those stupid things anyway?

Roger that! Just try driving a fire truck over one!

Suthern, heal quick brother and DON'T blow off the rehab.:huh
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-24-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7,762
Views: 440,372
Posted By amr2ul
Wish I Could...

Sorry, gang. The 26th is no good for me. Gotta try and keep the lights on. Have a good one!:1drink

Dennis
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By amr2ul
Check your valves!:huh You may also want to...

Check your valves!:huh

You may also want to look into a fresh battery. Just sayin.
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,573
Posted By amr2ul
Thanks for the input Seth. Your points...

Thanks for the input Seth.

Your points are good, but the reason the mufflers are such a hassle to replace is that they are flanged and bolted to the header pipe, not slip-on. The real...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,573
Posted By amr2ul
KTM 690 SM/SMR's: Some Questions

Yes, I know there's a giant wandering KTM 690 thread already, but the vast majority of traffic on that is about SMC's, and Enduros. What I want to talk about here are SPECIFICALLY dual-muffler...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-04-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7,762
Views: 440,372
Posted By amr2ul
Enough wit the Wally World horror stories! ...

Enough wit the Wally World horror stories!

Tag!

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb10/amr2ul/vmus.jpg

Finally wrestled the computer away from the Missus and found that the tag was in my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,121
Posted By amr2ul
Good To Live In Alabama

Ah yes! Yet another reason to live in the great state of Alabama! In this neck of the woods the state government officials have been too busy threatening to put each other in jail over bingo halls...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By amr2ul
Things to Check

If you have access to a multimeter crank the bike and measure the voltage across the battery. It should be up around 13.5 volts or higher. If that is not okay or the bike won't run check the wires...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-26-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7,762
Views: 440,372
Posted By amr2ul
Mr. GPS map says that is around Highway 11...

Mr. GPS map says that is around Highway 11 northeast of B'ham a mile or so from Goodwin's Mill. The pictures are very pretty, but I gotta ask, what is the significance of this particular location? ...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,440
Posted By amr2ul
Strom vs. Uly?

A couple of years ago I rented a Uly while I was on vacation. Loved the thing except for the vibes, especially at idle. It was a very low mileage bike, however, and YMMV. In comparison with my Wee...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-27-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7,762
Views: 440,372
Posted By amr2ul
Misunderstanding

Yeah, Yank! 'Civil War', now there's an oxymoron if ever I heard one! Sort of like 'chaste fornication'.:D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-27-2010, 03:25 AM
Replies: 7,762
Views: 440,372
Posted By amr2ul
Finding no objection...

Since all the respondents seem to agree, here's the TAG

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb10/amr2ul/DSC_00012.jpg

Wanted to take Xathor's advice and eat there, but I thought I was in a hurry...
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