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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 04:19 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
:huh -SM

:huh

-SM
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 03:59 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
:stupid :lol3:lol3:lol3 -SM

:stupid

:lol3:lol3:lol3

-SM
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 08:47 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Out of curiosity, how did he mount it? Is it...

Out of curiosity, how did he mount it? Is it made by Givi and use their standard mounting plate or.......? :ear

-SM
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2014, 05:30 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
That's because there are a zillion variables,...

That's because there are a zillion variables, including but not limited to what type of helmet you wear. I switch between my Arai XD3 (summer) and Scorpion EXO 1000 (winter) and on the same bike...
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 08:34 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
:clap:clap:clap Congrats!!! ...

:clap:clap:clap

Congrats!!!

Ooooo.....the new green one. That paint looks amazing in person. Saw one at the dealer a while ago. Very nice. :thumb

Enjoy the new ride. :clap

-SM
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 05:59 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Glad to see you two had a good first date. The...

Glad to see you two had a good first date. The relationship will only get better with time. :wink:

Vibey spots: Yep, until she's broken in (around 5k miles is typical), she's tight and needs...
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 09:16 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
That's always been a real plus for the NTX. I've...

That's always been a real plus for the NTX. I've ridden a GSA, and it is HUGE by comparison to the NTX, even though they have the same fuel capacity.

Guzzi did an excellent job of not only...
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 12:08 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
:clap:clap:clap Congrats! Let us know...

:clap:clap:clap

Congrats!

Let us know how you get on with the big girl.

-SM
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 09:00 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
I think that last bit is the key Dan. The 690 is...

I think that last bit is the key Dan. The 690 is BY FAR the smoothest of the line (400/540/620/640/690....I've been fortunate enough to have ridden most of them), so someone stating in "dramatic"...
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 11:54 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Maybe these pics will help. With the seat...

Maybe these pics will help.

With the seat off, below and right of the battery will be one group of fuses. These are NOT the ones we are talking about:
...
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 09:59 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
If the Sertao is like my old Dakar, it's a big,...

If the Sertao is like my old Dakar, it's a big, heavy motorcycle with a poor power/weight ratio. Don't get me wrong, my Dakar was a good, dependable bike, but it was a lot like the KLR in that it...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 06:01 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Sounds good. Yes, trailer >> truck with these...

Sounds good. Yes, trailer >> truck with these big beasts.

Safe trip, and yeah, good luck sleeping the next few nights..... :lol3

-SM
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 05:01 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
First, if I were in your shoes, I'd ride to/from....

First, if I were in your shoes, I'd ride to/from. It's only a little over 3hrs one way and you can take back roads home to assist with the break-in on the Stelvio.

Assuming you don't do that,...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 09:12 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Different kinds of vibes. The Guzzi is naturally...

Different kinds of vibes. The Guzzi is naturally balanced due to the 90 degree V. A big single needs a BIG balance rod to do the same job, and it still isn't as good. At higher revs, like what you...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 06:46 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
:lol3 While likely true, I'd rather not have...

:lol3

While likely true, I'd rather not have another big thumper. Been there, did that. I'll go twin or triple (likely twin, but who knows) to keep the vibes down and the torque up. :clap

-SM
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 06:07 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
I wonder if it has anything to do with their...

I wonder if it has anything to do with their funky tiered license structure. Maybe a street legal 450cc bike has too much HP for the "beginner" level license and the folks who have the higher tier...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 02:46 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Oh, but you can...... ...

Oh, but you can......

http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/52593/52593,1248293033,13/stock-photo-caucasian-toddler-playing-at-park-with-toy-golf-club-34083913.jpg

You just need...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 02:36 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
That's a great perspective. Thanks for...

That's a great perspective.

Thanks for sharing the view from "the other side"....you know, the side where the grass is always greener..... :D :thumb

-SM
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 12:44 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
I had a KTM 520EXC, which is probably the least...

I had a KTM 520EXC, which is probably the least "stressed" engine of the RFS breed. Great bike, but NOT up to using as an everyday bike. It was extremely unpleasant to ride on the freeway (vibes,...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 11:31 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
The problem with the smaller, "Ready to Race"...

The problem with the smaller, "Ready to Race" engines from KTM is they are not up to the task of riding long distance. They weren't made for that. Engine oil changes are every 15hrs, valve checks...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 10:33 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Not really. KTM isn't doing well...

Not really.

KTM isn't doing well financially. While many on this site would welcome a bike like this directly from the factory, we represent such a small minority that KTM would never recover...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 12:12 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
I don't see much of an aftermarket for that...

I don't see much of an aftermarket for that bike....... :dunno

And you can stick a Rally-look-alike front on the 690 if that's your thing (Linky...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 11:24 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Enjoy your new KTM...... :evil ...

Enjoy your new KTM...... :evil

http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201312/ktm-690-enduro-r-7_800x0w.jpg


-SM
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 08:55 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Yeah, "touring" in the dirt on the Stelvio is...

Yeah, "touring" in the dirt on the Stelvio is like hunting rabbits with a Howitzer. It'll get the job done, buy it'll be messy...... :lol3

Best of luck in your search for "the next one". :thumb...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 06:26 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Watcha movin' on to? :ear -SM

Watcha movin' on to? :ear

-SM
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 08:19 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Here are a few steps to try: 1. Check for...

Here are a few steps to try:

1. Check for codes. Go into the Diagnostics menu and see if you have any codes. This may give you a clue.
2. You say you changed the battery. Make sure the leads...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 10:02 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
I was wondering if they needed a more flexible...

I was wondering if they needed a more flexible joint (i.e. one with gaskets) due to vibrations that could, if a more rigid joint were used, eventually crack either the pipe or the mounting points. ...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 10:47 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
The test ride will tell you everything you need...

The test ride will tell you everything you need to know. Most people who ride them fall in love with them, sometimes in an unhealthy way.... :augie :lol3

-SM
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2014, 08:46 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
I knew cats were fast, and now I know...

I knew cats were fast, and now I know why.....they've got engines in 'em!!!

Gonna have to feed my dogs some beans so they add a little jet power to keep up. :lol3

Congrats on the near-buy of...
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2014, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
On the contrary. The older riders are the ones...

On the contrary. The older riders are the ones who have a life. It's the rest of us poor sumbishes that still have to work who do not! :cry

Keep on enjoying the ride. :ricky

-SM
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2014, 09:12 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Good to know! I've never left Crisco out long...

Good to know! I've never left Crisco out long enough to see this in action, but I'll take your word for it.

Do you know how long this drying process takes (hours? days?)?

Thanks!

-SM
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2014, 08:22 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Per the TSB a page or two back, they aren't...

Per the TSB a page or two back, they aren't warranty replacing batteries any more (since July of this year when the TSB came out). In the TSB it says for low-mile bikes with a battery that won't...
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2014, 08:59 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Ideally you want to use an actual tire lube...

Ideally you want to use an actual tire lube because it starts off very slippery but eventually it dries out and no longer slips. Using something like grease (cooking grease, petroleum grease, etc)...
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2014, 02:13 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Thanks for the TSB. :thumb It seems this...

Thanks for the TSB. :thumb

It seems this TSB is focused on "won't retain charge" vs. leaking. My battery held a charge just fine, it just dribbled all over the bike and my garage floor. I find...
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2014, 11:51 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Agreed. Odd that they would pick this battery,...

Agreed. Odd that they would pick this battery, but then Interstate makes a very good product (I use them in all of my cars/trucks), so it may be fine. Time will tell.....

-SM
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2014, 11:34 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
I've not seen any reviews on that battery before,...

I've not seen any reviews on that battery before, but the Interstate site does not specifically state that it can be mounted in any orientation. That's where we typically run into trouble on the...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2014, 08:30 AM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
You may also want to look at the WPS model...

You may also want to look at the WPS model 490-2518. That's what my dealer put in my Stelvio to replace my leaking OEM unit. It's been working great, even sitting for 4 weeks.

It's a LiPo...
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2014, 09:13 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Oh good Lord, it's worse than I thought.....he...

Oh good Lord, it's worse than I thought.....he thinks he's riding a KTM!!!!! :eek1

OK boys, we're gonna need a big net, a tazer, and a straight jacket. This has gone too far..... :rofl :oscar ...
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2014, 07:22 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Only Stevie's bike is p0rn. :evil When he...

Only Stevie's bike is p0rn. :evil

When he puts the gold pinstripe tape on the wheels, we'll need to have an intervention for him. :lol3

:hide

-SM
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2014, 04:22 PM
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Posted By Sock Monkey
Let us know which breaks in first, the new seat...

Let us know which breaks in first, the new seat or your ass..... :lol3

Great looking seat by the way. :thumb

-SM
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