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Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By jfink
Did you have any problem with the Gas Cap getting...

Did you have any problem with the Gas Cap getting stuck on the tank? I had to take mine apart and bend the tines up on the vapor lock to keep them from catching and locking the cap.
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 64,912
Posted By jfink
Hey Dave, it is good to see that you are still...

Hey Dave, it is good to see that you are still making way and also keeping up with the blog/rr. I have to admit my blog took a deep six after months on the road. Aren't the trucks in SA a trip? I...
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 64,912
Posted By jfink
I am still enjoying your epic ride. Man, I told...

I am still enjoying your epic ride. Man, I told you to watch out for Panama! I used Open Street Maps (http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/) for Garmin for South America and it was pretty damn good. The...
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,471
Posted By jfink
I have not installed one on a Tiger but I would...

I have not installed one on a Tiger but I would start with the signal that comes from the ABS sensor ring. Figure out which one is the always on power to the sensor and the other one would be the...
Forum: Beasts 02-07-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,471
Posted By jfink
No problem ... I forgot to mention that if you...

No problem ... I forgot to mention that if you do decide to cut the case down and make two parts, you don't need to remove the existing reed switches and potentially damage the circuit board. Buy...
Forum: Beasts 02-06-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,471
Posted By jfink
DIP switch settings

Here are the DIP switches experiment settings I tried. Some settings vary depending on the bike.
...
Forum: Beasts 02-06-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,471
Posted By jfink
Joe asked me to post this to this thread. Some...

Joe asked me to post this to this thread. Some of this is from another link regarding installation of the Rostra on a KTM 990...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-28-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,038
Posted By jfink
Suspension was set many times, including modified...

Suspension was set many times, including modified spring and valve set in forks and upgraded/rebuilt rear spring/shock, still problems! :nod

Because one Dakar has this problem and the next one...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-28-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,038
Posted By jfink
So, I had two bikes with almost this same...

So, I had two bikes with almost this same identical problem, the 2011 990 Dakar and a 2004 Honda Goldwing. Yep, that's right a Goldwing! So, after about 70,000 miles of wobble on the Goldwing, and...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-28-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By jfink
Same for a 990?

Did mine on my 990 not to long ago and they were a bugger to get out, too. Eventually, similar to you, using a punch and a hammer, after removing the circlip, they came out.
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 64,912
Posted By jfink
Perhaps Mopulga can clarify, but when we were in...

Perhaps Mopulga can clarify, but when we were in Ecuador they had just instituted a new law where if you are caught 15kmh over the speed limit your vehicle would be confiscated and you got to spend 3...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 108,007
Posted By jfink
You shouldn't have any problems with a copy. In...

You shouldn't have any problems with a copy. In fact I used a copy of my title at every border through every country in Central and South America, in order not to muck up my original. It's funny...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 64,912
Posted By jfink
Good points Johnny, I agree with the route...

Good points Johnny,

I agree with the route change through Belize. Belize is very non-special but I believe the back route through Guatemala is better than the Pan American.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-30-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,600
Posted By jfink
I have ridden the Galveston beach many times on...

I have ridden the Galveston beach many times on smaller bikes (DRZ). Recently, I traded with someone who had a steering damper and what a difference. I don't have one on the 990 ... yet!

Here is...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 64,912
Posted By jfink
Via con dios

David, it was great hosting you for one of the last days you'll spend for a while in US. Sorry about bailing on you in the morning, hope your departure went well. I look forward to hearing more...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 64,912
Posted By jfink
It is my pleasure to host you David, but you may...

It is my pleasure to host you David, but you may come to regret it. New home purchase on the 23rd, home improvement going on here. I very much look forward to you showing up and giving me a chance...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-13-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By jfink
Well, in case anyone ever needs this as a...

Well, in case anyone ever needs this as a resource, he has found the problem. The problem turns out to be a fried Emergency Flasher switch. Took it out of the loop and the fuse remains intact, the...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-13-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By jfink
No, but thanks for the suggestion. I believe the...

No, but thanks for the suggestion. I believe the problem was using the battery charger without the battery. Those things are notorious for delivering erratic voltages, especially with the "boost"...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-13-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By jfink
Thanks for the comments. He was doing some basic...

Thanks for the comments. He was doing some basic maintenance. The mod was a little larger 'O' ring in the gear position sensor, so the mod was not electrical. But, while he was at it, he had...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-12-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By jfink
OPPS! 990 Won't Start

I have a friend, really ;-), who hook up a battery charger (with boost) to his KTM 990 without the battery installed, hastily trying to test a modification. When he tried to start it, something...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,034
Posted By jfink
Great ride report, watch out in Panama for speed...

Great ride report, watch out in Panama for speed traps. The locals told us they are getting pretty aggressive. We were stopped once but not ticketed.

If you guys make it to Quito, go to the town...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-01-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6,775
Views: 1,563,085
Posted By jfink
I ridden all countries in South and Central...

I ridden all countries in South and Central America, East Texas and the Trans Labrador highway and can attest to great amounts of dust in all places. If indeed the problem is caused by bypassing the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,034
Posted By jfink
How tall are you guys? My buddy and I rode...

How tall are you guys? My buddy and I rode through all the countries of South, Central and North America, finished in May. We are both 6'4" and rode big KTM 990 Adventures. In Ecuador, and old man...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 64,912
Posted By jfink
Great start, I'm in! I am sorry to hear about...

Great start, I'm in! I am sorry to hear about your father in law's condition. I just finished riding all the countries in South, Central and North America in May. This was spurred on by my bout...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-30-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,621
Posted By jfink
Yep, when I talked with James, he specifically...

Yep, when I talked with James, he specifically asked if I was going to be places where it rained a lot. When I said South America he suggested against the Suede and Leather and steered me towards...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-22-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By jfink
Fuel Filters

I went through two sets of Fuel Filters in South America. These filters are non-maintenance items, in other words they don't recommended periodic change schedule. I tried to clean mine the first...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-15-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 934
Posted By jfink
I wanted something that I could easily use my...

I wanted something that I could easily use my heated gear on all my stuff, so I went with a Powerlet connector, and a fuse system from Eastern Beaver (I went with the all three switched option).
...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-15-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,614
Posted By jfink
I don't believe it is the Pirelli. I thought so...

I don't believe it is the Pirelli. I thought so too originally, then I bought and wore out three more Heidenau's. Everyone of them did the same thing, the wheel rim spun true but the tire bulged in...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 226,011
Posted By jfink
Schofield Pass

Sorry to be so far behind ... I read like I ride. :-)

Here's a sunny one!
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Forum: Orange Crush 10-08-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,621
Posted By jfink
Renazco

Renazco ... 27,000 miles in South, Central and North America to prove it!
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,978
Posted By jfink
Congratulations on your wedding you lucky FF and...

Congratulations on your wedding you lucky FF and nice ride report! Hey! ... I'm referring to the trip. May be one of us inmates in Houston can go claim your sun glasses and mail them too you, if...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-28-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,080
Posted By jfink
Yes rwanpf, please elaborate on 660 Track...

Yes rwanpf, please elaborate on 660 Track Handling. Is it different than the 665? I have a 665. I used it to route and ride every country in South, Central and North America, it handled tracks...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 26,827
Posted By jfink
Did you figure out why the brake pads wore so...

Did you figure out why the brake pads wore so quickly???

There are some great day rides out of the 'Springs ... for testing purposes of course! :evil
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,709
Posted By jfink
Fuel filters, exactly the problem. I had the...

Fuel filters, exactly the problem. I had the same problem in Argentina and then again in Colombia in Cucuta. It gets expensive replacing these filters.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-17-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10,584
Views: 2,207,474
Posted By jfink
This bike has been in EVERY country in North,...

This bike has been in EVERY country in North, South and Central America (23 in all) so it deserved a little love:

High Fender Modification, fork rebuild, new fork springs and valves....
Forum: Orange Crush 07-27-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,180
Posted By jfink
I don't know if the fuel pump and filter system...

I don't know if the fuel pump and filter system are the same, but I have a 2011 990 Adventure with 32k and had the same exact problem twice in South America and my buddy with a 990 had that problem...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-16-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,435
Posted By jfink
Very true, I am 250lb and 6'4". I look at the...

Very true, I am 250lb and 6'4". I look at the springs as the gross adjustment for response characteristics and the valving as fine tuning. If the springs aren't right they will not give the valves...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-16-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,435
Posted By jfink
Not yet ... but I am working on it! :-) ...

Not yet ... but I am working on it! :-)

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Forks are in for a rebuild with stronger...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,435
Posted By jfink
This may have been the cause of Jeff's problem,...

This may have been the cause of Jeff's problem, but it wasn't for me. I removed the tires twice and changed the rim strip with absolutely no effect. When I first saw the video, I really hoped that...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,435
Posted By jfink
I disagree, I don't believe the head shakes due...

I disagree, I don't believe the head shakes due to reduced trail. I think it shakes because the forks find neutral bias and any play in the head and shock bearings induce a wobble. I fixed my Wing...
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