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Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10,013
Views: 1,585,516
Posted By wcohl
My tank measures 9" on both sides. Sound like...

My tank measures 9" on both sides. Sound like your spoilers are the problem.
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By wcohl
Have you considered a complete front end swap? I...

Have you considered a complete front end swap? I don't know about Kawa, but on older Yamaha's (FJ1200), it was relatively simple to replace the complete front end with Yamaha parts made in this...
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By wcohl
Your core looks surprisingly similar to the core...

Your core looks surprisingly similar to the core in my Givi bags. Givi cores are readily available. Although this doesn't help to remove your seat.
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10,013
Views: 1,585,516
Posted By wcohl
I got my lights from Komy. Same as the ones...

I got my lights from Komy. Same as the ones reviewed here;

http://www.farklemyride.com/auxiliary-motorcycle-3000-lumen-led-lights-by-cree-aka-komy-lights
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10,013
Views: 1,585,516
Posted By wcohl
Running ights

FWIW, I mounted a set of running lights on my SM. For those that have done this, you know there isn't a lot of options. I went with a fender mount reinforcing the lights with a simple strip of...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,820
Posted By wcohl
Last Summer a friend of mine spent two weeks...

Last Summer a friend of mine spent two weeks canoeing in the Canadian wilderness. Two dads and two sons. I asked him what they did for emergency communication. he said they rented a sat phone for...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10,013
Views: 1,585,516
Posted By wcohl
We may have different bags. Mine sits over the...

We may have different bags. Mine sits over the gas cap with a hole in the "base" accessible by unzipping the bag.

I just looked at your pictures in the very first post and my bag looks like...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10,013
Views: 1,585,516
Posted By wcohl
I have a SM tank bag, and it is a bit of a hassle...

I have a SM tank bag, and it is a bit of a hassle compared to the magnetic tank bag on my other bike. With the KTM bag, you have to unzip 1/2 to 3/4 of the bag to access the gas cap. I saw another...
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,183
Posted By wcohl
+1 I tried a Craftsman electric, and a friends...

+1 I tried a Craftsman electric, and a friends professional carpet laying electric stapler on several seats and wasn't happy with either. I've used my $20 HF and T50 SS staples on half a dozen...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10,013
Views: 1,585,516
Posted By wcohl
The sprockets were good. The chain didn't grow...

The sprockets were good. The chain didn't grow in length, more like side to side play. I laid the old chain on the floor and pulled on the end to see how much side play was in the chain. I had...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10,013
Views: 1,585,516
Posted By wcohl
Chain Life ??

The PO of my bike installed new chain and sprockets prior to my ownership. He installed KTM parts (Regina chain). The last time I rode my bike, I decided to adjust the chain. Upon further...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By wcohl
I had a Corbin and the "pocket" was too small for...

I had a Corbin and the "pocket" was too small for my butt. Seat Concepts makes a nice foam and cover kit. The rider portion is improved and my wife really enjoys the passenger portion. For long...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,066
Posted By wcohl
At the other end of the spectrum. I have a Joe...

At the other end of the spectrum. I have a Joe Rocket Reactor that's been crash tested @ 65MPH. It did it's job. The Reactor is a mesh body with perforated leather on the sleeves.
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 76,078
Posted By wcohl
The parts shown in the picture look indentical to...

The parts shown in the picture look indentical to the cartridge internals of every WP open chamber forks from ~2000 to present. What they don't include in the picture is the fork caps and base valve.
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 76,078
Posted By wcohl
WP open cartridge forks are fully adjustable. I...

WP open cartridge forks are fully adjustable. I don't know what's installed on a 390, but looking at the picture, the little tube sticking out of the top of the cartridge fits into the rebound...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 76,078
Posted By wcohl
Not damper rods, that's a picture of WP open...

Not damper rods, that's a picture of WP open cartridge internals.
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10,013
Views: 1,585,516
Posted By wcohl
Garry, I know you didn't mention any...

Garry,

I know you didn't mention any pulsing from your front rotors, but have you considers cleaning the buttons on your rotors? Usually when I have to replace brake pads, the buttons could...
Forum: The Garage 10-25-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,635
Posted By wcohl
I did a "rough" finish in my 3+ car garage. I...

I did a "rough" finish in my 3+ car garage. I hung, but didn't finish 1/2" drywall on the walls and R5 foil back foam boards on the ceiling. Before covering the walls and ceiling , I put 3 1/2 "...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,366
Posted By wcohl
Years ago I built an air tank from an old Freon...

Years ago I built an air tank from an old Freon tank. The local hardware stores carried a simple kit with threaded fitting and a piece of hose.
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10,013
Views: 1,585,516
Posted By wcohl
If you can't find one local, check out this site....

If you can't find one local, check out this site. You can at least compare the SM to your current ride, or other bikes you're familiar with;

http://cycle-ergo.com/
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,635
Posted By wcohl
I've installed Symtec type heating elements on my...

I've installed Symtec type heating elements on my last 6 bike and really like them, I've used them in July a few times during a foggy morning ride.

But as I get older, it seems the...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By wcohl
I converted a 2001 XR200R to disc brake. I added...

I converted a 2001 XR200R to disc brake. I added a complete front end from a CR250, IIRC, it was a 1989 vintage set up. I don't remember the cost, but I think it was a few hundred$$ for the...
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,343
Posted By wcohl
I've used this method successfully to grind the...

I've used this method successfully to grind the valves on my B&S lawn mower engine. Chuck the valve in the drill and file them at the appropriate angle(eyeballed). A little hand lapping and the...
Forum: The Garage 09-12-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,595
Posted By wcohl
I had my patio slab on front porch poured with...

I had my patio slab on front porch poured with fibers and no rebar or wire. Big mistake. I got big cracks down the center of each.
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,856
Posted By wcohl
FWIW, I had my Sympatex resoled at a local...

FWIW, I had my Sympatex resoled at a local cobbler for $40 and they're still waterproof.
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10,013
Views: 1,585,516
Posted By wcohl
A nice, cost effective upgrade is a Seat Concepts...

A nice, cost effective upgrade is a Seat Concepts foam and cover. Better yet, but much more expensive is a Renazco.
Forum: The Garage 08-31-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,871
Posted By wcohl
Maybe I'll try another one. On the two I tried,...

Maybe I'll try another one. On the two I tried, the insulation melted off the test leads when I measured the voltage of a motorcycle battery. I double checked to make sure the meter was on the...
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,871
Posted By wcohl
I gave up on the $5 Harbor Freight MM. The last...

I gave up on the $5 Harbor Freight MM. The last two I bought failed on the first use. I bought a $20 Radio Shack unit that has been reliable. For me, the most common use on a motorcycle is testing...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,024
Posted By wcohl
My mom used to make a living sewing Eddie Bauer...

My mom used to make a living sewing Eddie Bauer labels into clothing made by Woolrich. She also sewed labels for LL Bean.
Forum: The Garage 08-23-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,824
Posted By wcohl
Talk to an engineer friend. Most beam load...

Talk to an engineer friend. Most beam load charts are for uniform loads. What you plan to do is not uniform load. Floor or wall mounted cranes are nice, but you need a floor or wall built to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4,031
Views: 464,320
Posted By wcohl
True, but the head pipe underneath will.

True, but the head pipe underneath will.
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4,031
Views: 464,320
Posted By wcohl
Sure is, but when will they have a bike that...

Sure is, but when will they have a bike that runs? The bike pictured has no heat related discoloration on the headers. It looks like a bike that's never been started.
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10,013
Views: 1,585,516
Posted By wcohl
Not necessarily cheaper, but have you considered...

Not necessarily cheaper, but have you considered an Oberon or other aftermarket slave cylinder? They're supposedly better than OEM.

Here's one from KTM twins

...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10,013
Views: 1,585,516
Posted By wcohl
That's what I'm running, and it works well for my...

That's what I'm running, and it works well for my bike. I ordered my main jets from Dennis Kirk for about $5 each.
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10,013
Views: 1,585,516
Posted By wcohl
Jim, I replaced my fuel light sensor and it...

Jim,

I replaced my fuel light sensor and it didn't seal on my first attempt. IIRC,
I added a layer of gas resistant sealer.

My tank was fairly full when I replaced the sensor. I just...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10,013
Views: 1,585,516
Posted By wcohl
Tough Day in the Office

I had a tough day today. Work required me to travel into rural north central PA via some twisty roads, and the weather was perfect. I had to ride my 950 over 200 miles before noon :D

When I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10,013
Views: 1,585,516
Posted By wcohl
Jim, You need to wise up and get a 2...

Jim,

You need to wise up and get a 2 stroke for this. :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10,013
Views: 1,585,516
Posted By wcohl
It's listed with the cooling system parts and NOT...

It's listed with the cooling system parts and NOT the lube system, Go figure.


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Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 373,257
Posted By wcohl
Frank, For the 1050 triples, TuneECU...

Frank,

For the 1050 triples, TuneECU shows F1,F2, F3, etc. for each cylinder. I can also change the temperature when the cooling fans start and recalibrate the speedometer.
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 373,257
Posted By wcohl
Frank, I agree with your assessment on...

Frank,

I agree with your assessment on timing. I don't have a dog in this hunt, but I've used TuneECU on my Triumph Tiger. For Triumph's, the ignition timing does vary with ethanol content. ...
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