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Forum: Orange Crush 06-26-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Got it. Luckily the FEDEX guy showed up today...

Got it. Luckily the FEDEX guy showed up today with a set of well used EXC forks that I got off of ebay for another project. Used the needle valve/spring from the donor forks and they went back...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By ShoelessJoe
I have disassembled the cartridge, but did not...

I have disassembled the cartridge, but did not separate the mid-valve from the cartridge. It did not look like an easy task. The rebound valve definitely does not fit snugly which looks like it...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By ShoelessJoe
990 Fork Assembly Question

Changing fork seals on a 2007 990 for a friend of mine and I've run into a problem. When I turned the fork upside down to drain the oil the following fell out:

...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-25-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,672
Posted By ShoelessJoe
I have to agree. Just loaded osmand and all the...

I have to agree. Just loaded osmand and all the maps/tracks for an upcoming trip on a 7" tablet for my technology challenged friend. It was really pretty easy and took much less time than it did...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,550
Posted By ShoelessJoe
I have to agree with Anthony, it really depends...

I have to agree with Anthony, it really depends on your temperature tolerance. I had a badlands, that vents very well , but it is heavy. I now have a latitude misiano, that does not vent as well, but...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-14-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,950
Posted By ShoelessJoe
My vote is for the garmin 78s. -sturdy ...

My vote is for the garmin 78s.

-sturdy
-waterproof
-has the old 4 pin power connection, which the 62 doesn't.
-buttons instead of a touch screen
-usually you can find them for under $200
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,844
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Beautiful! I was stationed there in the late...

Beautiful! I was stationed there in the late 90's and your making me want to go back.
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By ShoelessJoe
I've had good results with nikwax products. ...

I've had good results with nikwax products. Don't let the name fool you, it is not wax.

http://www.nikwax.com/en-us/products/productdetail.php?productid=502&itemid=-1&fabricid=-1
Forum: Orange Crush 05-20-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,581
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Stumbled across this after a to call Mitas North...

Stumbled across this after a to call Mitas North America to find a US distributor. Talked to Jill on the phone at K&J racing. She had ordered a batch of e-07s after getting numerous calls from...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-18-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10,607
Views: 2,217,346
Posted By ShoelessJoe
30,000 mile service

Well, not quite today, but I did finish it to today....

Check/adjust valves
Replaced water pump shaft/seal (preventative only, the original was on there and looked pretty good)
Coolant flush ...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-11-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By ShoelessJoe
I have the KTM tankbag for the 690. Looks just...

I have the KTM tankbag for the 690. Looks just like the one for the 9X0, but a smaller version. No problems getting in the way when standing.

I got mine used and good condition, but if I was...
Forum: Vendors 05-04-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 68,172
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Mpg

I have the kit and am getting ready to install it this week, but the reports of poor fuel milage worry me. My bike is getting 38-42 and I really don't want to make that worse.

Any other reports...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,225
Posted By ShoelessJoe
I spend good money on ear protection for both...

I spend good money on ear protection for both work and play. The no-noise plugs work very well at blocking most of the wind noise. Better than my custom molded, motorcycle specific ones from...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,404
Posted By ShoelessJoe
We used to ride mountain bikes here in the early...

We used to ride mountain bikes here in the early 90s. It was a great trail and it is really cool to see it again. I have a lot of good memories riding those tracks with some friends.

The only...
Forum: Vendors 03-15-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 68,172
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Is there anyone out there with a good 07-08 efi...

Is there anyone out there with a good 07-08 efi map to use with this kit? I've seen the 09 and up maps, but nothing for my older model ECU. This is the only thing holding me back from buying one of...
Forum: Vendors 03-13-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 22,281
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Happy customer

Alex,

When for a weekend ride down in Big Bend NP this last weekend. Went down all the same tracks as last year and the new forks made a HUGE difference. The deep sand washes were still a...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 31,705
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Quick bump to this thread as I am looking at...

Quick bump to this thread as I am looking at getting one of these. How heavy is the jacket? I have a Badlands pro, but the damn thing is heavy and probably too much jacket for me. Need something...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Had the shipper call me upon arrival at the...

Had the shipper call me upon arrival at the seller's for pick up. At my request he verified signed title, vin, and sent a few cell phone pics of the bike and title. I then sent the the payment via...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-04-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,576
Posted By ShoelessJoe
One more vote for a 78s. I really do think it is...

One more vote for a 78s. I really do think it is a hidden gem for dual sport gps. I went through several units including a 276C. Settled back on the 78s.

More points for the 78s that might not...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-09-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,455
Posted By ShoelessJoe
It is the scorpion. As soon as you put the new...

It is the scorpion. As soon as you put the new tire on it will go away. Experienced the same wobble and found plenty of info and advice here. Check the other stuff as mentioned, but more than...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-21-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,038
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Have to to say that I've always wondered what...

Have to to say that I've always wondered what some of you guys do for a living. It is pretty interesting all the different occupations here on the OC. Seems we have a little of everthing, lawyers,...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-10-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By ShoelessJoe
You may not doubt my abilities, but I certainly...

You may not doubt my abilities, but I certainly do so that is why I posted the question.

To answer your question, I have turned them all equally, but I am going to go back and re-do them all...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-09-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Front end bounce (non Pirelli Scorpion related)

Need a little help here. Front end will begin bouncing at a little over 70 mph and starts to get nasty around 80 mph. Details below of what's been done and not done. I've been through the scorpion...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-30-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10,607
Views: 2,217,346
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Through a combination of store credit, a discount...

Through a combination of store credit, a discount and a little alcohol (a.k.a drinking and clicking) I ended up purchasing a Rekluse EXP from KTMTwins. Finally finished the install today, it was...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-25-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By ShoelessJoe
CCT replacement

I just did mine in the middle of doing a valve adjustment so I can't comment on the TDC since I was doing it anyway. Rear one is easy if everything is off. Had to loosen up the oil tank to get at the...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,565
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Promotive

Promotive is an online marketplace that you an join and receive discounts from certain manufacturers. Membership usually requires belonging to some type of professional/civil service organization. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-04-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,668
Posted By ShoelessJoe
http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g346/french_wa...

http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g346/french_water/c8e183e0d0817a98ec91cc1e2a8df77d.jpg

HDB is a great piece of kit and the customer service from Paul is top notch. Took a little bit to get...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-22-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,530
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Let me defend my "rattle can" paint here a...

Let me defend my "rattle can" paint here a little. I did not roll down to wal mart and buy some crap off the shelf. The colorrite paint is specifically made for painting motorcycle fairings. It is...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-17-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,142
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Recently had this happen to me. Bike was not as...

Recently had this happen to me. Bike was not as bad, one fairing cracked and scratches on other parts, nothing bent up besides the handlebars. Picked the bike up in the ditch and it fired right up...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-13-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,530
Posted By ShoelessJoe
http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g346/french_wa...

http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g346/french_water/f83dcf14041e920fbc876b058c494373.jpg

Ducati black rattle can from colorrite. Took a long time with all the prep, drying time and having to...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-13-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Nick, ...

Nick,

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=525841&page=922

Post here and you'll get some better response. Plenty great dirt roads out in the hill country just west of Austin.
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 29,498
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Thanks for the replies. My trail riding days are...

Thanks for the replies. My trail riding days are over as I had a tendency to break out in stitches. That and the lack of trails available to me where I live doesn't help either. More looking for a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 29,498
Posted By ShoelessJoe
2001 640A pricing question

Seems like a lot of questions similar to mine are getting answered here so I'll give it a try.

2001 KTM 640A, from the pictures and what the dealer told me I would describe it as being in good...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-09-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 10,607
Views: 2,217,346
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Crispy Designs in the UK. He has the templates...

Crispy Designs in the UK. He has the templates and will put whatever you want on the bike. PM if you have any other questions about it.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=687178.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-20-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10,607
Views: 2,217,346
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Rode it to work today. Both the bike and I have...

Rode it to work today. Both the bike and I have been down for maintenance for a few months now. Feels great to be riding again:clap
...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-10-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 761
Posted By ShoelessJoe
What was broken is now fixed with upgrades

Bike looked like this...

http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g346/french_water/a3587984cec91d6e5e3ad6280bfcc743.jpg

Clavicle looked like this...
...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-09-2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,095
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Cry I finally got it done. Pulling the slave off and...

I finally got it done. Pulling the slave off and clamping the piston seemed to be the key. That and having about five hands. Had to recruit the kids to help.

Ron, thanks for the follow up via...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-03-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,095
Posted By ShoelessJoe
That's probably it. Never thought of pulling the...

That's probably it. Never thought of pulling the thing off and bleeding it that way. Wasted enough time on it this weekend, I'll give a shot again later in the week.

Thanks
Forum: Orange Crush 11-03-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,095
Posted By ShoelessJoe
problem solved....kind of

Not sure what is going on, but after repeatedly bleeding the system thoroughly (pushing up from the bottom with a syringe) I had no luck with the Sigutech. Put the OEM back on, bleeding in the same...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-03-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,095
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Looks like there is a bearing in both slaves. ...

Looks like there is a bearing in both slaves. I'll try pushing the fluid up from the bottom and see if that helps.
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