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Forum: Thumpers Today, 02:07 AM
Replies: 4,665
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Posted By neepuk
I bought mine today! Didn't bring it home...

I bought mine today! Didn't bring it home because it's all snowy and frozen outside. I'll pick it up once the weather breaks and roads thaw out a bit. Already have an ABS dongle and Wings exhaust...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21,219
Views: 2,533,053
Posted By neepuk
Shoot me a PM with your email and info. I've...

Shoot me a PM with your email and info. I've been in contact with his this week and finalized my order just last night. He sent me a Paypal request and I took care of it right away... I'll send...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21,219
Views: 2,533,053
Posted By neepuk
Yeah, I'm not financing that much and I'll be...

Yeah, I'm not financing that much and I'll be doubling my payments easily so I'm not really worried about it. I put my dibs down on the first 2015 that comes in to our local dealer back in the fall,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 21,219
Views: 2,533,053
Posted By neepuk
Thanks for your responses to my question about...

Thanks for your responses to my question about the necessity of a dampener on a 690. I didn't mention any current handling characteritstics I'm having because I don't have my 690 yet. I'm picking...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21,219
Views: 2,533,053
Posted By neepuk
How much of a "must have" is a steering dampener...

How much of a "must have" is a steering dampener on these 690's? I live high up in the Rocky Mountains and will do about 50% of my miles on high country passes. Some are VERY rocky. I'll likely ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21,219
Views: 2,533,053
Posted By neepuk
Thank you. I'll try again in the middle of next...

Thank you. I'll try again in the middle of next week if I haven't heard from him by then.
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21,219
Views: 2,533,053
Posted By neepuk
Is Wings still in business? I've emailed them...

Is Wings still in business? I've emailed them twice this week trying to get info on purchasing an exhaust pipe and gotten no response. Maybe they're out on the trail somewhere...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,642
Posted By neepuk
Now that the 4cs forks are wearing in I'm really...

Now that the 4cs forks are wearing in I'm really liking them. At first they felt super harsh and slow to rebound so I felt like I was going to need stiffer springs to keep the weight of me and the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,642
Posted By neepuk
I've still got low hours on it since I just...

I've still got low hours on it since I just bought it last year and have other bikes to ride as well. I'm sure it's going to hold up very well!

Another reason I bough the 150xc over the 200xcw is...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,642
Posted By neepuk
I bought a 2014 150xc and had it turned in to a...

I bought a 2014 150xc and had it turned in to a 200 before I even brought it home from the dealership. I wanted the lightest bike I could have with a close ratio gear box, no extra weight of a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By neepuk
The Seargent seat could be a big part of her...

The Seargent seat could be a big part of her problem. They tend to ad width and height over stock. The extra width will make it difficult for you wife's legs to reach straight down to the ground. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By neepuk
The adjuster nut will make very minimal...

The adjuster nut will make very minimal adjustment. It takes about 5 minutes to pop in the green spring, and that will make an adjustment you can feel right away.
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21,219
Views: 2,533,053
Posted By neepuk
Good to know, thanks! I like a quiet pipe with a...

Good to know, thanks! I like a quiet pipe with a good sound so I'll like try each of the inserts and decide which suites my taste better.
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 304,330
Posted By neepuk
Thank you for the out of the box suggestions but...

Thank you for the out of the box suggestions but I do think that eliminating all that heat in the exhaust system will have long term benifits that go beyond keeping a set of bags from getting burnt. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21,219
Views: 2,533,053
Posted By neepuk
Excellent, thanks! I'll order up a Wings as soon...

Excellent, thanks! I'll order up a Wings as soon as I have the bike and use the quiet insert to avoid the need for remapping. In the event I encounter problems I'll look in to mapping options.
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21,219
Views: 2,533,053
Posted By neepuk
I posted this in the exhaust thread but since it...

I posted this in the exhaust thread but since it relates to exhaust and mapping I figured it might be more appropriate to post these questions here...

As soon as I finalize the purchase and take...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 304,330
Posted By neepuk
As soon as I finalize the purchase and take...

As soon as I finalize the purchase and take delivery of my 2015 690 I'm going to need to order one of these Wings exhaust cans. What is the procedure to acquire one? And how does one go about...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By neepuk
I also need an ultra low seat for an 01 650...

I also need an ultra low seat for an 01 650 Dakar, for my wife. They seem to be pretty much impossible to come by so I'm going to take the stocker to an upholstery shop and have it shaved as low as...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21,219
Views: 2,533,053
Posted By neepuk
Thanks for the information. I'll consider...

Thanks for the information. I'll consider swapping out the exhaust more seriously as I'm sure I'll hang some bags of of it from time to time...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 21,219
Views: 2,533,053
Posted By neepuk
Might just keep it stock and quiet. If there...

Might just keep it stock and quiet. If there were a more simple, light weight, and mainstream option, like FMF, I'd be more likely to go that route... Sounds like it's tough to find much for the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21,219
Views: 2,533,053
Posted By neepuk
The dealer called and my new 2015 690 is in! I...

The dealer called and my new 2015 690 is in! I stopped by KTM of Aspen to confirm my purchase and order up a few bits that I'm having put in the deal. Ordered up the ABS dongle, a skid plate, and a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-24-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 17,311
Posted By neepuk
Not happening for me. Wife has to work so I'm on...

Not happening for me. Wife has to work so I'm on daddy duty.
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,915
Posted By neepuk
Having owned every one of these bikes in the 650...

Having owned every one of these bikes in the 650 class (except the 690 KTM) I'd say you'll be most pleased with the dr650 or the BMW f650 GS Dakar for the type of riding you've described. When it...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 09-14-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 21,687
Posted By neepuk
In for this round of fun! Way to early to even...

In for this round of fun! Way to early to even guess what I'll be riding or camping in but I'll be there.
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2,473
Views: 389,853
Posted By neepuk
I just put in my order/dibs for the first 2015...

I just put in my order/dibs for the first 2015 690 to come in to my local dealer! It's about to get cold here so my new bike will be an early spring surprise.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-06-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 17,311
Posted By neepuk
I work Thursday so I won't make the first night...

I work Thursday so I won't make the first night but Friday night you're staying just about 10 miles down the road from my house. I'll stop by and meet up with you at camp and ride Saturday and...
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,817
Posted By neepuk
I had the same problem with my PD some time ago. ...

I had the same problem with my PD some time ago. It turned out to be a sticky float. Once I cleaned the carbs and adjusted the float height on the side that was way too low the problem was gone. ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-27-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,574
Posted By neepuk
Welcome to the area! Rifle is not expensive at...

Welcome to the area! Rifle is not expensive at all, nor difficult to find housing. Lots of riding near there and winter is way short compared to areas north, south or east of there. Moab is close...
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,809
Posted By neepuk
Thanks for clearing that up. I got my order...

Thanks for clearing that up. I got my order confirmation today!
Thanks again for doing the research and getting this group-buy together. I probably wouldn't haven't even considered buying a new...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,809
Posted By neepuk
You may be right... The email I got today said...

You may be right... The email I got today said that he wanted to put together a bundle purchase order by Thursday PM eastern time. Maybe he's doing one order per week? I'm not 100% sure of...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,809
Posted By neepuk
So who else has comitted to this? Are there...

So who else has comitted to this? Are there enough ordered to get this deal done? I've sent in my order and payment. Sounds like all orders are supposed to be in by Thursday afternoon in the email...
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,809
Posted By neepuk
Email sent! Looking forward to getting a shock...

Email sent! Looking forward to getting a shock that sucks up and smooths out the washboard dirt roads we have around here!!!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-18-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 17,311
Posted By neepuk
Definately maybe on the R100gs pd!

Definately maybe on the R100gs pd!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-16-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,907
Posted By neepuk
I've seen a bunch of you guys riding by me while...

I've seen a bunch of you guys riding by me while I was running an excavator cleaning up rock-fall debris on McClure Pass. I want an invite for this ride next year!
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,809
Posted By neepuk
+ 1 I got the PM. Looks like I'm going to have...

+ 1
I got the PM. Looks like I'm going to have to jump on this too. Next step?
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,809
Posted By neepuk
Sounds like a smokin deal! Please PM me the info!

Sounds like a smokin deal! Please PM me the info!
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,456
Posted By neepuk
Got it. I posted up because it sounded like some...

Got it. I posted up because it sounded like some brands in the 130 rubbed too and I was hoping for clarification on that. I have a 130 heidenau in my garage I was planning on installing at some...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,456
Posted By neepuk
Interesting thread... This is the first I've...

Interesting thread... This is the first I've heard of any 130/80 17 rubbing the swingarm and I've been running the TKC 80 for nearly 3000 miles now. I read this post and was a bit alarmed to think...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-10-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,159
Posted By neepuk
In the Glenwood area that would be pretty decent...

In the Glenwood area that would be pretty decent money to live a fun and simple life. Summit County is considerably more expensive, and you hate traffic so Summit County will drive you crazy.
Forum: Regional forums 07-31-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 39,061
Posted By neepuk
Took too long to get out of town this morning,...

Took too long to get out of town this morning, just missed a group of guys that took off for a ride about 20 minutes before I got to the Elk Mountain Lodge... Oh well. I'll have a look around town...
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