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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-29-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7,625
Views: 2,641,209
Posted By jfink
Going into Venezuela from Brasil ...

Going into Venezuela from Brasil

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Loosely translated from Portuguese - Holes in Road...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-28-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,872
Posted By jfink
There is no service interval recommended! I...

There is no service interval recommended! I would NOT change them out regularly, because they are so damned expensive. I think failure is related to dirty gas. If you're lucky you won't run into a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-26-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,872
Posted By jfink
Dude; as many others have said, change your fuel...

Dude; as many others have said, change your fuel filters. I had two sets fail and when I took them out I could not "SEE" any problem. I even cleaned the first set with acetone and it worked for a...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-14-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,014
Posted By jfink
Thanks for putting on another great ride Scotty. ...

Thanks for putting on another great ride Scotty. On Saturday, I spent quite a bit of time with the "Fix a flat" group. Out of four of us, 3 had different tire issues that forced fixing a flat or...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-03-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,323
Posted By jfink
It looks like you found the sensor connector. It...

It looks like you found the sensor connector. It looks like a 2 pin weather protected Sumitomo Sealed Connector (http://easternbeaver.com/Main/Elec__Products/Connectors/Sealed/SM-HM/sm-hm.html). ...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-22-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,323
Posted By jfink
Yes, you are correct, I missed that. Because the...

Yes, you are correct, I missed that. Because the Tiger uses a common ground for both the brake light and the running lights there is always current on the ground so you can't use the single relay I...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-21-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,323
Posted By jfink
Here are my diagrams for wiring up my KTM. It...

Here are my diagrams for wiring up my KTM. It looks like the Tiger is very much similar to the KTM in components.

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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-21-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,323
Posted By jfink
I did not wire in the neutral safety switch, I...

I did not wire in the neutral safety switch, I left it ungrounded. I could not think of a situation where I would over rev. The only reason you would over-rev with the cruise on is if you pulled in...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-21-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,323
Posted By jfink
It looks like from the tiny little diagrams I...

It looks like from the tiny little diagrams I could find that the clutch switch is a go to ground type sensor. Looking at switch 51, it looks like line 1 for the switch is connected to the ECU and...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-21-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,323
Posted By jfink
By the way, I agree with you the brake light is...

By the way, I agree with you the brake light is definitely the GP line. The Yellow connects to the running light in front and is hot all the time. I would be tempted to find the same connectors...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-21-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,323
Posted By jfink
Yeah, old habits die hard. I meant relay ... ...

Yeah, old habits die hard. I meant relay ...

The violet line on the Rostra is designed to go to ground. Without a ground on the violet line, you will not be able to set your cruise. In my...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-20-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,323
Posted By jfink
I don't know if the Tiger's wiring is the same as...

I don't know if the Tiger's wiring is the same as my KTM's but I will attempt to explain the circuit I used. When I wired the KTM, I talked to a Rostra support technician. His advice was not to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,763
Views: 436,628
Posted By jfink
Yep, gussets is a word I believe they understand...

Yep, gussets is a word I believe they understand in South America. We had to have some in Uyuni, Boliva.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-30-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 82,158
Posted By jfink
Would this be different if all we saw was the...

Would this be different if all we saw was the final product? Thanks for taking us along, even if we are finding it a bit bumpy. Isn't that what we adventure riders do???? ...when we aren't typing...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 23,560
Posted By jfink
Great report! We missed this part in your ride...

Great report! We missed this part in your ride in Peru, because we blew out our fork seals in San Ignacio and had to go to Lima for repairs. However, avoid Nasca nothing special there, but Machu...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-27-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,471
Posted By jfink
This may be a bit esoteric for most, but here...

This may be a bit esoteric for most, but here goes! Re-organize Garmin. If it isn't clear to anyone else, Garmin has a myriad of organizations responsible for different products. The "water"...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-13-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By jfink
I would go with the 390/590 LM option. The...

I would go with the 390/590 LM option. The offroad crowd really prefers the Montana but for the life of me I don't know why? The guys I ride with who have Montana's complain ALL THE TIME about the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,716
Posted By jfink
Fixed it for you ... The Harley chicks love...

Fixed it for you ...

The Harley chicks love the leather chaps and the clean chrome.
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,524
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: 400
Views: 79,865
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: 400
Views: 79,865
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-04-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,323
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-07-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,323
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-06-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,323
Posted By jfink
DIP switch settings

Here are the DIP switches experiment settings I tried. Some settings vary depending on the bike.
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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-06-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,323
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,123
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,123
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,395
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: 400
Views: 79,865
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: 769
Views: 191,228
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: 400
Views: 79,865
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-30-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,709
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: 400
Views: 79,865
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: 400
Views: 79,865
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-13-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-13-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-13-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-12-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
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: 17,264
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: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-01-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6,785
Views: 1,743,662
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...
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