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Forum: The Garage 06-29-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6,583
Views: 2,976,852
Posted By lightfighter
how big is your swamp cooler and how much square...

how big is your swamp cooler and how much square footage are you cooling? seems like if you closed the door it would stand a better chance of getting below 80. the outflow from the cooled space...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-21-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 127,090
Posted By lightfighter
its all about dressing properly. a 4 season suit...

its all about dressing properly. a 4 season suit is gonna be harsh.
and drinking water.

wouldnt hurt to be in shape.

and you cant be opposed to being hot.

but it can be done.
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23,327
Views: 2,955,736
Posted By lightfighter
Yeah, and even though I understand the concept, I...

Yeah, and even though I understand the concept, I would prefer the whole 6 pack to a 40.
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 23,327
Views: 2,955,736
Posted By lightfighter
You've gotta be f#*ing kidding me. They won't...

You've gotta be f#*ing kidding me. They won't make a 690 adv but I'm supposed to wanna slog across countries on a 390?!?
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 23,327
Views: 2,955,736
Posted By lightfighter
You must be a math guy. cut off an inch and...

You must be a math guy.

cut off an inch and try it, or 3/4 in. then cut it again until you like it, and weld on a foot.

if you had anything better to do, you wouldnt be on ADV.:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23,327
Views: 2,955,736
Posted By lightfighter
i cut about an inch and a half off mine while the...

i cut about an inch and a half off mine while the bike was lowered an inch. then I un-lowered the bike and the sidestand is just about right.
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6,583
Views: 2,976,852
Posted By lightfighter
for some, a garage is a place, and a thing, to...

for some, a garage is a place, and a thing, to spend time on, not just in. I cant go riding at 9PM(which might be when I'm not working or whatever), and my bike doesn't need to be worked on. But I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 23,327
Views: 2,955,736
Posted By lightfighter
No security electronics. The ignition cylinder is...

No security electronics. The ignition cylinder is very easy to delete actually. You can put a toggle switch in temporarily and plug the ign back in when you get keys. The connector is under the air...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 746
Views: 261,849
Posted By lightfighter
maybe ive had too much bourbon, but has anyone on...

maybe ive had too much bourbon, but has anyone on the planet ever actually sucked crap into the tank thru a breather line? i mean, its not like you can vacuum a floor with the suction there. i dont...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23,327
Views: 2,955,736
Posted By lightfighter
I have tow started my 690r after the heated grips...

I have tow started my 690r after the heated grips were left on and killed the battery. 25mph in second gear.

Fuel injected bikes need a minimum voltage to throw gas and spark though, so it's...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,871
Posted By lightfighter
lots of us do 300-400 mile days on all manner of...

lots of us do 300-400 mile days on all manner of slab/gravel/dirt roads and either camp or hotel it before doing it again for a week or longer at a stretch. 80mph isnt super comfy, but it isnt beyond...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 23,327
Views: 2,955,736
Posted By lightfighter
notice that his tank is now translucent too.

notice that his tank is now translucent too.
Forum: Vendors 04-19-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 43,834
Posted By lightfighter
yeah, i dont really have a problem with KTM...

yeah, i dont really have a problem with KTM twins, and I guess I could just assume they arent getting wholesale pricing from RR.

in any case, its too easy to order from RR direct to worry about...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23,327
Views: 2,955,736
Posted By lightfighter
none taken. just sippin bourbon and chillin with...

none taken. just sippin bourbon and chillin with some adv
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 23,327
Views: 2,955,736
Posted By lightfighter
probly worth a try. i had superglue on hand,...

probly worth a try. i had superglue on hand, thats all. besides, an airbox is cheap, compared to a fuel tank. so i didnt sweat the details.:D
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23,327
Views: 2,955,736
Posted By lightfighter
sorry, yes. just cleaning them up wit a tap to...

sorry, yes. just cleaning them up wit a tap to cut out any damage or corrosion.

epxy, i dont know really. i used superglue on the airbox insert, but its smaller. maybe could work on the big one,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23,327
Views: 2,955,736
Posted By lightfighter
Your going to have to pull them out and epoxy...

Your going to have to pull them out and epoxy them back in. I had this happen with my airbox lid, a smaller version of the same captured thread. It's not a nut in the plastic, but a tube with splines...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 23,327
Views: 2,955,736
Posted By lightfighter
Yeah, I'm hoping to just put $4 worth of metal...

Yeah, I'm hoping to just put $4 worth of metal tube and FI clamps where the filter was.

It's hard being cheap(poor)
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23,327
Views: 2,955,736
Posted By lightfighter
Fuel filter delete/relocate

I thought I had saved the post, but didn't someone with a golan filter outside the tank use a piece of tubing to bridge the old filter location in the tank? I'm trying to find the inside diameter of...
Forum: Vendors 04-09-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 43,834
Posted By lightfighter
id rather hear from ktm twins. they dont seem to...

id rather hear from ktm twins. they dont seem to fear a markup. I just ordered tank bolts and a filter from across the pond and saved nearly 25% even after shipping was applied.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 23,327
Views: 2,955,736
Posted By lightfighter
Yeah, I'm sure we'd all love a quick story when...

Yeah, I'm sure we'd all love a quick story when the percocets wear off....

Hope it's just bruising!
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5,045
Views: 1,775,138
Posted By lightfighter
Just say "no" to stickers.

Just say "no" to stickers.
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23,327
Views: 2,955,736
Posted By lightfighter
Drunk Mongolians in a landpig... Lol. What could...

Drunk Mongolians in a landpig... Lol. What could go wrong?
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 23,327
Views: 2,955,736
Posted By lightfighter
Not to pick on that brake protector, cuz it looks...

Not to pick on that brake protector, cuz it looks like a nice piece, but my (limited) fear has always been landing on a high rock and breaking the protrusion the master cylinder is bolted to right...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23,327
Views: 2,955,736
Posted By lightfighter
ive never bought one, but: ...

ive never bought one, but:
...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 1,226,543
Posted By lightfighter
I can't believe how much time I just spent...

I can't believe how much time I just spent reading that. Please don't do that again.
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 1,226,543
Posted By lightfighter
Fair enough. But I'm still disappointed in Ktm if...

Fair enough. But I'm still disappointed in Ktm if they're not providing a church key anymore
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 1,226,543
Posted By lightfighter
What?!? No more KTM bottle opener????

What?!? No more KTM bottle opener????
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23,327
Views: 2,955,736
Posted By lightfighter
curious, before i put in my order... how often do...

curious, before i put in my order... how often do you service the fuel filter? (try to pretend you are a casual vacation/weekend type rider, not in any way competative. Im just trying to not have to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 23,327
Views: 2,955,736
Posted By lightfighter
Thanks. I was just thinking I didn't want find...

Thanks. I was just thinking I didn't want find there's no good place to fit it.
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 23,327
Views: 2,955,736
Posted By lightfighter
Ok, I really need to get to my fuel filter before...

Ok, I really need to get to my fuel filter before the summer ride... I want to do the outside the tank filter RR is selling, but I'm wondering:

The $138 kit looks handy. But just the filter for...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 23,327
Views: 2,955,736
Posted By lightfighter
I was led to believe (at a KTM dealer in colorado...

I was led to believe (at a KTM dealer in colorado where I happened to be when mud ate my brake pads)there are two EBC pads, red and black? I went with the organic ones, figuring i dont need to make...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 848,497
Posted By lightfighter
Cobbly half assed safety wire is better than...

Cobbly half assed safety wire is better than losing bolts, yo.
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 848,497
Posted By lightfighter
EXPED dry bags on touratech racks for 10k miles,...

EXPED dry bags on touratech racks for 10k miles, 30% off road, no issues.
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 23,327
Views: 2,955,736
Posted By lightfighter
yeah, it can come down to where you sit on the...

yeah, it can come down to where you sit on the saddle i think, and tires maybe just play a role. I had a 950SE that shook like mad how i liked to sit on it at 80mph. if I slid back to the end of the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23,327
Views: 2,955,736
Posted By lightfighter
You mean the front tire? I've been through...

You mean the front tire? I've been through several sets of tkc 's and they always start to shake 1/2 way thru the front tire wearing down. I just put on a scotts damper more for the control and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 848,497
Posted By lightfighter
all very true

all very true
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 848,497
Posted By lightfighter
if your were seeking absolute strength, i suppose...

if your were seeking absolute strength, i suppose I would create a machined steel part that plus into the end of the tube, mates to the mounting area, and then tie the two tubes together at the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 848,497
Posted By lightfighter
Theres just no need. They wouldn't even be...

Theres just no need. They wouldn't even be prettier.
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 848,497
Posted By lightfighter
I've stared at it a lot, thinking along the same...

I've stared at it a lot, thinking along the same lines, while drinking beer(good wheats, not weasel pee)... And I can say that while not obvious in the pic, if you flipped it, clearance at the...
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