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Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 22,247
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Posted By Chip Stevens
The seat on my 2013 cracked across the seat right...

The seat on my 2013 cracked across the seat right where the middle supports are located. I went with Seat Concepts. The OEM pan was too ridgid and the center supports didn't line up good with the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-18-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11,936
Views: 1,518,207
Posted By Chip Stevens
Transferring tracks from BC

I'm having a problem transferring tracks from BC Mac to my Montana. I gleaned several tracks from friends and cleaned them up and then join the tracks to make one long track. When I transfer the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22,247
Views: 2,722,432
Posted By Chip Stevens
Seig, You wouldn't hapen to have a part number...

Seig, You wouldn't hapen to have a part number for the BMC paper filter? All I can find is the BMC cotton filter. chip
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22,247
Views: 2,722,432
Posted By Chip Stevens
Seat Pan

I broke my seat pan. I heard it pop. The seat now seats on all the rubber bumpers Are the seat concepts seat pans more substantial? Do they set on the same spots on the frame? chip
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22,247
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Posted By Chip Stevens
lower fork guards

I have damaged my plastic fork guards and would like to replace them. Will it work to split them so I don't have to take the forks off. chip
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 10:56 AM
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Posted By Chip Stevens
All roads aren't flat. In hilly country sometimes...

All roads aren't flat. In hilly country sometimes that light way down the road is up close. That is why I like axillery lights with their own switch. I gives me more options. chip
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 22,247
Views: 2,722,432
Posted By Chip Stevens
I wonder if we are shooting our selves in the...

I wonder if we are shooting our selves in the foot with a dot approved low beam and high out put high beam. How long does it take our eyes to adjust from a very bright high beam to a dot approved low...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 22,247
Views: 2,722,432
Posted By Chip Stevens
Got it. Thanks for the help. chip

Got it. Thanks for the help. chip
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 06:36 AM
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Posted By Chip Stevens
Help finding a post

A few weeks back I ran across a post about chain link numbers and sprocket size. The author of the post was saying it was a good idea not to have the same chain link always hit the same tooth on the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22,247
Views: 2,722,432
Posted By Chip Stevens
Thanks. chip

Thanks. chip
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 11:06 AM
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Views: 2,722,432
Posted By Chip Stevens
SAS questions

Seth S & Sprouty115
You guys have answered questions on the SAS for me in the past. I have another thought I want to ask you about. Since the air is being pulled in from the air filter it seams...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22,247
Views: 2,722,432
Posted By Chip Stevens
2014 690 Rnduro R

To whom it may concern, Chaparral Motersports in San Bernardino, Ca (909)889-2761 has two, 2014 690 Enduro Rs sitting on the showroom floor. They have a posted MSR of 10299, I have never bought a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 22,247
Views: 2,722,432
Posted By Chip Stevens
I think you guys are making this a lot more...

I think you guys are making this a lot more difficult then it needs to be. Some might want to do this as a preventative measure. If so just don't do step 1.

1) glue brass insert back in
2) drill...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 01:12 PM
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Views: 2,722,432
Posted By Chip Stevens
Seth, thanks for your help. chip

Seth, thanks for your help. chip
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 11:09 AM
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Views: 2,722,432
Posted By Chip Stevens
Seth, why do the 2014s not have the SAS? Silencer...

Seth, why do the 2014s not have the SAS? Silencer has a different part number but it is still a catalytic converter. I think the mount changed.

DirtJack, Are you saying that the SAS is only...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22,247
Views: 2,722,432
Posted By Chip Stevens
SAS removal

I have read that one shouldn't remove the SAS unless an after market muffler is installed. What happens if one does remove it while keeping the stock muffler? I understand the 2014 has no SAS. What...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 22,247
Views: 2,722,432
Posted By Chip Stevens
Seth and Sprouty115 After reading your posts I...

Seth and Sprouty115
After reading your posts I think I understand now. Do I have this right. air drawn from the air box through the solenoid through the valve cover and head and delivered on the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22,247
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Posted By Chip Stevens
Sprouty115 Are you telling me that there is...

Sprouty115
Are you telling me that there is tract that the air can flow through the valve cover and head to behind the valves? If that is the case wouldn't the pressure in the area behind the valves...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22,247
Views: 2,722,432
Posted By Chip Stevens
Seth I understand what you are saying. What I...

Seth
I understand what you are saying. What I don't understand is how a breather hose from the air box to the valve cover is changing the exhaust temp or the mixture. The way I see it all it could...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22,247
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Posted By Chip Stevens
understanding the SAS

I bought a new 690 Enduro R about 6 months ago. I am doing as much reading as I can to learn about the 690 and it's systems. This is my 1st fuel injected duel sport. I don't understand what the SAS...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22,247
Views: 2,722,432
Posted By Chip Stevens
Air box confusion

I have a new 2013 690 Enduro R, air box is stamped 9/10. I called my dealer, they looked up my vin number and said my 690 was free from any recalls. I'm not sure what is with the 9/10 air box on a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4,925
Views: 3,486,544
Posted By Chip Stevens
Thanks Rod. I did get a new 2013 690 Enduro R....

Thanks Rod. I did get a new 2013 690 Enduro R. Love it. chip
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22,247
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Posted By Chip Stevens
Lightfighter When you say all the way out do you...

Lightfighter When you say all the way out do you mean 20 clicks or back it out until it stops. chip
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2013, 06:45 AM
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Posted By Chip Stevens
KTM subframe

Hello Rod
I'm replacing my 640 Adventure. I'm leaning towards a 690 Enduro. My only concern is the subframe fuel tank combo. I see from the pictures that you have a Tourtach pannier rack. Did...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22,247
Views: 2,722,432
Posted By Chip Stevens
Thanks for the information. chip

Thanks for the information. chip
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2013, 11:09 AM
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Posted By Chip Stevens
2013 690 and Touratech pannier rack

I was about to pick up a a new 2013 690 enduro when I noticed it didn't have the grab handles on the rear fender by the fuel filler cap. Touratech uses the mount for those grab handles to help...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22,247
Views: 2,722,432
Posted By Chip Stevens
2013 or 2014

I'm about to replace my 640 Adventure with a new 690. There still are some 2013 around. Are there any advantages to wait for a 2014. chip
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,166
Posted By Chip Stevens
JetSpeed I don't like to lick my finger and...

JetSpeed I don't like to lick my finger and hold it up to get the weather. Unless I'm stopped I get false readings and if I'm moving I have to take my glove off. I've tried with the glove on but it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,547
Posted By Chip Stevens
Try as I might I couldn't keep fine dust out of...

Try as I might I couldn't keep fine dust out of my KTM 640 adventure when riding in northern Nevada's Black Rock Desert. The problem is that foam filters have large pores in them. They relay on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,506
Posted By Chip Stevens
Those are old cracks which means you and your...

Those are old cracks which means you and your buddy missed them as well as the dealer. It is easy to miss the cracks unless you are looking for them. It doesn't surprise me thay you and your buddy...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Chip Stevens
I found a craftsman 12 point 5/16 box end wrench...

I found a craftsman 12 point 5/16 box end wrench will fit. A 6 point may fit also fit but I had a 12 point. I then thinned it enough to get it in. It is hard to torque to specifications but the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,286
Posted By Chip Stevens
I was wondering if at high speeds the rings could...

I was wondering if at high speeds the rings could control a thinner oil better or not. I was hoping that someone would have some data. chip
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,286
Posted By Chip Stevens
Def, Yes, I understand the HDEOs are all good...

Def, Yes, I understand the HDEOs are all good oil and I understand that a lot of people feel that a increase in OCI is ok when using synthetics. (I'm not sure the little oil filter is still doing...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,286
Posted By Chip Stevens
I don't feel the consumption is out of line...

I don't feel the consumption is out of line either. I was just looking for something I could find easily when on a trip. The tests on the Delo are very good but you are right maybe I should stay with...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,286
Posted By Chip Stevens
The BMW synthetic 15W-50 is Spectro. Changed at...

The BMW synthetic 15W-50 is Spectro. Changed at 5000mi to BMW synthetic, for the 1st 4000 miles after the change no oil use. In other word from 5000mi to 9000mi no oil burn. Then on a 500 mi ride...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,286
Posted By Chip Stevens
Look folks another oil thread!

I have a 2012 camhead with just shy of 10,000 miles on it. It burns a little oil
The following is recomended from the owners manual.

SAE5W-40 Engineoilformotorcycleswithdryclutch,APISF/...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-12-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11,936
Views: 1,518,207
Posted By Chip Stevens
Thanks Dan, I had already figured that out, but I...

Thanks Dan, I had already figured that out, but I lost distance to destination along the track. Distance to destination looks like it is now the way the crow flys. chip
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-12-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11,936
Views: 1,518,207
Posted By Chip Stevens
Dan, Thanks for the help. I understand now. chip

Dan, Thanks for the help. I understand now. chip
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-12-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11,936
Views: 1,518,207
Posted By Chip Stevens
Dan, Are saying if I have the topos shut off I...

Dan, Are saying if I have the topos shut off I won't get the elevation waypoints on a track? Then will the pointer point to the destination? chip
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-12-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11,936
Views: 1,518,207
Posted By Chip Stevens
Adventure Addict, I think your question is...

Adventure Addict, I think your question is related to my question. When navigating a tract the pointer seems to be pointing to some arbitrary waypoint. When I go to active route it shows waypoints....
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