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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 10:06 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By R-dubb
This evening I rechecked the loose nut. The tab...

This evening I rechecked the loose nut. The tab on the washer is bent up and intact. Nonetheless the gear and nut are very loose. Meaning there is some measurable float behind the nut. The tab...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 03:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,275
Posted By R-dubb
http://archive.guzzitech.com/photos/Toolfigure1.JP...

http://archive.guzzitech.com/photos/Toolfigure1.JPG

Been out riding and missed all the fun. That pin-wrench affair looks simple enough. I'll figure out a civilized method.

No, looks like a...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,275
Posted By R-dubb
Now how can I tighten it without spragging the...

Now how can I tighten it without spragging the flywheel?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,275
Posted By R-dubb
The nut was loose as hell!!! :bow :bow ...

The nut was loose as hell!!! :bow :bow

http://r-dubb.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/V7-Sport/i-sHxJ7q8/0/XL/FullSizeRender1-XL.jpg
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-29-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 122,361
Posted By R-dubb
As in, run what you brung, an odd mix to say the...

As in, run what you brung, an odd mix to say the least.

Motorcycle Dynamics 101.
More trail = more stability = less nimble.

Too bad there wasn't an Electro Glide in the mix. I wonder how it...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-28-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By R-dubb
I've seen photos of that one on the bike. It kind...

I've seen photos of that one on the bike. It kind of sticks out funny cause it's made for a flat tank. The KTM slopes down quickly.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-28-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 122,361
Posted By R-dubb
The dealer pays KTM NA in $$. Trouble is must...

The dealer pays KTM NA in $$. Trouble is must global businesses engage in currency swaps to hedge this very thing. The result may be not as dramatic as the rates would indicate.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-28-2015, 06:42 PM
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Posted By R-dubb
Correct. Changes in the rate since they priced...

Correct. Changes in the rate since they priced the SA constitute a significant windfall. They should really be dropping the price...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-28-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By R-dubb
SW-Motech City EVO Tankbag

Anyone using one of these on the 1190 with the bottom ring attached to fill ring?
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-27-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,360
Posted By R-dubb
Those KTM big thread plastic screws work really...

Those KTM big thread plastic screws work really well imo. I've never had an issue. Much better for this application than the brass inserts which spin the moment a ham fist gets in there, and there...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-27-2015, 10:23 AM
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Views: 122,361
Posted By R-dubb
It's all a mindset regarding expectations. MEB...

It's all a mindset regarding expectations. MEB is very wise preparing to exercise a few gremlins upon delivery. I've got my expectations sky high because, compared to many new releases, there has...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-27-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,275
Posted By R-dubb
Thanks buddy. Now if you wanted to stop by and...

Thanks buddy. Now if you wanted to stop by and sort it out.... I know you're just around the corner.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-26-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,275
Posted By R-dubb
That is fantastic information. I will follow up...

That is fantastic information. I will follow up on this once I have chance to dig in.
Thanks!
Forum: Old's Cool 04-26-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,275
Posted By R-dubb
Wing and a prayer, but maybe the whole problem is...

Wing and a prayer, but maybe the whole problem is just the ignition timing has faded and the rough running is causing the pushrods to clank.

I'll take my time and go through it all. Inevitably,...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-25-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 122,361
Posted By R-dubb
Only a California issue, and if CARB gets done...

Only a California issue, and if CARB gets done before the bikes arrive, it's a non-issue. If CARB doesn't get done first, it could mean further delay for CA only.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,275
Posted By R-dubb
I'm lost. Things are not improving at all. ...

I'm lost.

Things are not improving at all. Still just as much racket, more like offensive clatter. Misfires. Wet plugs. Not getting anywhere.

I'm either going to take it to Munroe,...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,275
Posted By R-dubb
Interesting situation. The valve clearances are...

Interesting situation. The valve clearances are close to spec at TDC, but significantly wider 30 degrees or so away. If I go for .25mm at the widest place, that leaves .15 -.20 mm at TDC. Intake...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,275
Posted By R-dubb
http://r-dubb.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/V7-Sport/i-k...

http://r-dubb.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/V7-Sport/i-kL2hxgR/0/L/FullSizeRender-L.jpg

Perhaps lucky for me, I may have made a mountain out of a mole hill. Got her up on the lift where I can get a...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,275
Posted By R-dubb
Close, no cigar for you.. PO was telling the...

Close, no cigar for you.. PO was telling the truth when he told me. Richardson says from engine #33448 they have chains. Mine is #33535.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,275
Posted By R-dubb
Another great suggestion. Is it possible to...

Another great suggestion. Is it possible to inspect the shells from the bottom?

I'm aware of the gear issues. If they are bad, I'll probably just find some used sprockets and go back to stock....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-23-2015, 02:22 PM
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Views: 122,361
Posted By R-dubb
sweet.....:freaky

sweet.....:freaky
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,275
Posted By R-dubb
Good comments. I like the suggestion to check the...

Good comments. I like the suggestion to check the gear nuts. the only reason for a look in the sump is to see if i'm shredding something. Might give clues.

The only other malady this bike ever...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-22-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,275
Posted By R-dubb
As mentioned the whole top end was upgraded...

As mentioned the whole top end was upgraded 10,000 miles ago. Pistons, jugs, valves, seats and the gears were installed. At least a B+ restoration overall.

I'm really looking for a sequence...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-22-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,275
Posted By R-dubb
Question Guzzi V7 Sport - Bad chest pain

What do bad Agostini timing gears sound like and what can be done?

I own two old school Guzzi's long term. Never get into serious work because they are so damn reliable. Any how my '73 v7 starts...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-22-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 122,361
Posted By R-dubb
Thankfully, I still have the 690 and a lovely...

Thankfully, I still have the 690 and a lovely R80G/S to keep me amused. I am jones-ing for a proper road bike nonetheless. Pins and needles!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-22-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1,165
Views: 173,239
Posted By R-dubb
Never mind the insignificant issue of being...

Never mind the insignificant issue of being impossible to operate with gloves.

iPhone touch screen is useless. I use the 590 more as a phone interface than I do as a GPS. Brilliant in this...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-22-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 122,361
Posted By R-dubb
Fantastic photo. What a day!!!

Fantastic photo. What a day!!!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-21-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By R-dubb
TKC 70 is far from being knobbie and should be...

TKC 70 is far from being knobbie and should be more stable than perps are indicating. Scratch.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-20-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 122,361
Posted By R-dubb
He did say there were other new KTM models in for...

He did say there were other new KTM models in for certification as well. He was very clear the State has had a 1290SA in hand for a month. If I had to guess, one of those Hawaii bikes went straight...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-20-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By R-dubb
There are a number of reports in the 1190 STD...

There are a number of reports in the 1190 STD tire thread regarding high speed instability (weaving) on this tire, especially when new. They don't like grooves or tire snakes either. Must be that...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-20-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,699
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Posted By R-dubb
Spoke with my dealer. He did confirm that CARB...

Spoke with my dealer. He did confirm that CARB certification is still outstanding. They've had the bike in for a month, but no action. Looks like late May is best case for us Cali boys.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-18-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1,165
Views: 173,239
Posted By R-dubb
Highly unlikely IMO. There have only been a...

Highly unlikely IMO. There have only been a handful of firmware updates. I bet there is still plenty of room to grow the feature set without modification of the device. I'd give this puppy a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-17-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1,165
Views: 173,239
Posted By R-dubb
I use both music on the SD card in the 590 and...

I use both music on the SD card in the 590 and iPhone linked by BT connected through BT from the 590 to an N-com helmet. The quality from both sources is similar and excellent. There are times on...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-17-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 122,361
Posted By R-dubb
:puke2

:puke2
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-16-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 122,361
Posted By R-dubb
We should find out in the next few days. Seems...

We should find out in the next few days. Seems like delivery commitments come out shortly after mid month. :drums
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-14-2015, 05:36 PM
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Views: 122,361
Posted By R-dubb
Inevitable and unacceptable.

Inevitable and unacceptable.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-10-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1,165
Views: 173,239
Posted By R-dubb
Yes, it does help. I never take the time to name...

Yes, it does help. I never take the time to name the via points so it's a guessing game.

I do get why the routing has gotten so complicated. If you remember, under the old mpx format the entire...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-10-2015, 01:59 PM
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Views: 122,361
Posted By R-dubb
+1

+1
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-10-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,699
Views: 122,361
Posted By R-dubb
No HID on the 1290 either... I feel the rather...

No HID on the 1290 either... I feel the rather pedestrian lighting is a huge oversight. So much so, that KTM doesn't even list the headlight type in its spec list. They have plenty to say about...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-10-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,165
Views: 173,239
Posted By R-dubb
How is it that we (Garmin) continue to go...

How is it that we (Garmin) continue to go backwards to get ahead? Wouldn't it be great to have a touch screen version of the 276 firmware with a fast processor and unlimited memory. Ok, maybe a few...
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