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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 05:30 PM
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Posted By danketchpel
I wish I could go, it sounds like a blast. I...

I wish I could go, it sounds like a blast. I haven't been in LA for a long time.

Ah..... real Cajun gumbo, mmmm.

Peter, we want PIX!!!
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5,229
Views: 627,958
Posted By danketchpel
Ya, that's the problem, the stick hits the frame...

Ya, that's the problem, the stick hits the frame interior features and cocks the stupid thing off axis so it wants to cross thread. They could have used a coarser thread which would have helped.

I...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:10 PM
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Posted By danketchpel
That is interesting. I didn't realize it retracts...

That is interesting. I didn't realize it retracts the cable back into the unit, that's nice. For now I'm using a back pad lock and some holes in the tail rack. It works but not as nice as a true...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:03 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,883
Posted By danketchpel
Charlie, They very well might be. I was...

Charlie,

They very well might be. I was manually editing the AFR target table thinking about what I want the bike to run like. Those rich numbers were in consideration of really lugging down like...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5,229
Views: 627,958
Posted By danketchpel
I don't know if there's enough length on the...

I don't know if there's enough length on the wiring to raise it up, but that would be a nice solution. I haven't looked at the mounting bracket etc. very closely.

It's definitely a PITA, along...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:11 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,883
Posted By danketchpel
According to the manual "no manual adjustment is...

According to the manual "no manual adjustment is possible".

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j192/danketchpel/Dirtbiking/bike%20pix/Husky%20TR650/IdlespeedadjustmentfromManual.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:04 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,883
Posted By danketchpel
I called DJ tech support this morning. The...

I called DJ tech support this morning.

The sampling rate is adjustable (don't know the speed, still searching) in the config software but the tech didn't know the range of adjustment offhand and...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 06:34 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 25,170
Posted By danketchpel
This is what turned me off from the Tenere the...

This is what turned me off from the Tenere the most!!!

If Yamaha had simply made the throttle response 100% linear and natural I might have bought one. But the way it was programmed really pissed...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,883
Posted By danketchpel
Yes, that is correct, you can do it using their...

Yes, that is correct, you can do it using their hardware. That video shows the older LCD-200 unit. This has been replaced with the new POD-300 unit covered in this video...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,883
Posted By danketchpel
The assumption of working off the OEM ECU base...

The assumption of working off the OEM ECU base map is what is causing some confusion.

In addition, as Dedave points out, I think the default ECU map is not the EPA qualified one, but one that...
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11,372
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Posted By danketchpel
Same here, stock wires and NGK caps. During my...

Same here, stock wires and NGK caps. During my last service I did find the wires pretty loose in the coils. I just expanded the copper connector to fit tighter in the coil socket and I think it will...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,883
Posted By danketchpel
No, what I meant was at the moment I can only...

No, what I meant was at the moment I can only view the real time AFR values on the laptop screen as it's running. I have no means to store or record/log the values at the moment, hence it's hard to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,883
Posted By danketchpel
I have pulled the original O2 sensor and replaced...

I have pulled the original O2 sensor and replaced it with the Dynojet O2 wideband sensor. The original O2 sensor connector is left open which makes the MM ECU think there is no O2 sensor installed...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,883
Posted By danketchpel
Well an initial feedback on the PC5 + AT...

Well an initial feedback on the PC5 + AT installation from a riding point of view. I want to do a little more for the install tips but need to get some different pix and screen shots. I can only get...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5,229
Views: 627,958
Posted By danketchpel
I have the same problem with the GPR steering...

I have the same problem with the GPR steering stablizer installed (raises the bars up 3/4"), it's very hard to get to the key, especially with the RAM ball for the GPS near it.

It's almost like...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,883
Posted By danketchpel
So far I'm proceeding with the assumption the ECU...

So far I'm proceeding with the assumption the ECU is frozen where it last left off after disconnecting the O2 sensor. I'm guessing It probably does have the adaptives in place, not sure. As long as...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5,229
Views: 627,958
Posted By danketchpel
Cool, and congrats!!! Here's what I...

Cool, and congrats!!!

Here's what I purchased for a couple of those items.

The Nomadic Cycles Rear Rack...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,267
Posted By danketchpel
Same here. I replaced the one on my '09 at 1,500...

Same here. I replaced the one on my '09 at 1,500 miles and zero tension on the spring. Nothing was broken but "adjusting" it would have done nothing.

It's too bad Kawi didn't finish the job and...
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 25,170
Posted By danketchpel
If Suzuki had brought out the V2 earlier, and it...

If Suzuki had brought out the V2 earlier, and it had shaft drive, I "might" have gone for one over the Stelvio. I really like the light weight of the V2 and enjoyed my V1k quite a bit.

About the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,883
Posted By danketchpel
Honestly I wasn't aware of the Bazzaz until your...

Honestly I wasn't aware of the Bazzaz until your recent post. My bad if I missed an earlier post regarding it. It looks very similar to the PC and an interesting option.

I checked their website...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,883
Posted By danketchpel
This is what you will get from me in terms of...

This is what you will get from me in terms of feedback (see Charlie's commentary below), and what is ultimately important to me. I have only one goal, the bike runs as I expect it to and it gets...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,883
Posted By danketchpel
I don't understand this statement. I've used the...

I don't understand this statement. I've used the PC before on bikes where nobody was breaking hex code and it worked well.

I would hope that this thread can continue unbiased towards alternative...
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11,372
Views: 1,501,372
Posted By danketchpel
+1 I have a Shorai in my Ducati also and it...

+1

I have a Shorai in my Ducati also and it works great there.

There will be one in the Husky later on after I'm done with all the more important mods and want to drop some weight up high.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5,229
Views: 627,958
Posted By danketchpel
I don't think it will ever feel like a KLX450,...

I don't think it will ever feel like a KLX450, not to many 650 thumpers would, it's a flywheel and rotating mass thing. But, as you noted, it's not a slow bike by any means and I think you'll find...
Forum: Beasts 10-23-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,666
Posted By danketchpel
Here's a dyno chart showing a TR650 stock and...

Here's a dyno chart showing a TR650 stock and after only a Power Commander remapping was done.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5,229
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Posted By danketchpel
What size ABS elbow did you use? I had seen...

What size ABS elbow did you use?

I had seen those photos but didn't understand what the black elbow was you had used. I like that better the silicone one. I the larger radius silicone listed in...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5,229
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Posted By danketchpel
+1 I have ordered the parts for the POD MOD...

+1

I have ordered the parts for the POD MOD plus CC vent mod and plan to tackle that next. I have the Screaming Demon pipes and the Power Commander stuff showed up yesterday.

I've got some...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,883
Posted By danketchpel
Thanks for the comments and link to more info...

Thanks for the comments and link to more info from Megasquirt. I've known about their products for some time. I think their stuff is interesting and have wanted to eventually play with it on a bike I...
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11,372
Views: 1,501,372
Posted By danketchpel
When I looked into it shortening the shock...

When I looked into it shortening the shock (however you do it) looks like the best bet. The linkage design doesn't lend itself to easy changes as there's precious little room and things bind up...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,883
Posted By danketchpel
After some consideration and thought, I've...

After some consideration and thought, I've decided to go the PC-5 + AutoTune route and ordered the parts today.

I spoke with their tech support at length and I like the options and features. Of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5,229
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Posted By danketchpel
Congrats! I wish I still had my '74...

Congrats!

I wish I still had my '74 Commando.... sigh...... maybe I'll own another one in better condition when the time is right. There was a lot to like about that bike.

As a current and soon...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5,229
Views: 627,958
Posted By danketchpel
I ordered the parts for the POD MOD today. I...

I ordered the parts for the POD MOD today. I looked at both ways to do this and am leaning towards just cutting the top unless there's a real benefit to completely removing the lid to cut it. I've...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5,229
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Posted By danketchpel
Yes, it is a Euro requirement. All of my Euro...

Yes, it is a Euro requirement. All of my Euro bikes have it plus an extra key position to turn it on after you lock the forks. The Husky has this as well. Turn the key full CCW after locking the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5,229
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Posted By danketchpel
That is part of the problem with the Madstad, the...

That is part of the problem with the Madstad, the other is you get a hefty reflection in the lower portion of the screen itself in any of the lower positions.

I was planning on painting the lower...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5,229
Views: 627,958
Posted By danketchpel
So I finally got my Madstad windshield installed....

So I finally got my Madstad windshield installed.

This is the 16" tall clear screen. I got it with no holes and positioned it where I wanted it to be. It is in the full down position in these...
Forum: Beasts 10-17-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 25,170
Posted By danketchpel
Wow, that does explain what I was feeling during...

Wow, that does explain what I was feeling during the several test rides I did on 3 different S10s.

I will admit a key "gripe" I had with the bike was the very funky throttle response from the ride...
Forum: Beasts 10-17-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11,372
Views: 1,501,372
Posted By danketchpel
I agree, I think it needs spoked wheels and skid...

I agree, I think it needs spoked wheels and skid plate to finish up the look.

Ducati's Scrambler looks pretty sweet in terms of styling, both modern and retro at the same time. It also promises...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5,229
Views: 627,958
Posted By danketchpel
Yes, that's the same reason I went with the...

Yes, that's the same reason I went with the "regular" PR4 rear myself. I currently have the PR3 Trail on the front of the Stelvio and would probably stick with that the next time around. So far the...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,658
Posted By danketchpel
Thanks for the feedback. I like the idea of glove...

Thanks for the feedback. I like the idea of glove liners better than pure gloves, they are more flexible in use.

I think I might try those to work with my Powerlet jacket liner.
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5,229
Views: 627,958
Posted By danketchpel
I just put one of those tires on the rear of my...

I just put one of those tires on the rear of my Stelvio. So far I like it a lot. It seems to ride just a bit harder than the PR3 Trail that was on there before. I should lower the air a couple psi...
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