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Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2012, 11:54 AM
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Posted By nippybit
Good Grief--Is The Rubicon The Same As The 690?

Seth,

I am now going down to the garage to see if the muffler has melted-off my left rear turn signal, then I am going to check to see if the radiator shrouds have pulled out of the radiator...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2012, 08:27 AM
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Posted By nippybit
Goodbye, Adios, Maa as-alaama

I just sold my 2010 690 R using the "bikes" section of the Flea Market. My advert resulted in a number of potential buyer leads with the sale eventually going to a fellow senior from Montana. Start...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2012, 09:16 AM
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Posted By nippybit
Fuel Pump Issues--Check Private Messages!!

[QUOTE=Reshad;19879463]Only just got around reading the last few weeks of Advrider subscriptions and was most enthused to see a the string of posts on the OEM fuel pump issue and thought Id share my...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2012, 07:50 PM
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Posted By nippybit
Pictures Deleted

It sounds like you were posting your pics/albums to Apple's MobilMe site. I was, and Apple killed MobilMe several months ago. I then went to Flickr and paid $24 I believe for a premium posting...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2012, 08:14 PM
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Posted By nippybit
Fuel Pump Issues

Dave and I just spoke and he confirmed what I thought which is that the armature is turning at one speed. Power goes to the pump through the brushes and then to the commutator which causes the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2012, 06:31 PM
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Posted By nippybit
Fuel Pump Issues

Thanks for the info. Not so sure about the theory of the armature breaking down under load. If you are right about this then all of us who have bought new pumps did the right thing. If not, then...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2012, 05:49 PM
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Posted By nippybit
Fuel Pump Issues

Thank you Crank. I think you are right and I hope that we can get to the bottom of the problem and then let everyone know. I will take you up on your offer for the ECU and send you my contact...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2012, 05:44 PM
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Posted By nippybit
Fuel Pump Issues

You are welcome. I hope that Dave and I come up with more answers and hopefully a fix that works.

Cheers,
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2012, 11:30 AM
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Posted By nippybit
Mudguts, Another comment on what you said. ...

Mudguts,

Another comment on what you said. Both Dave and I looked for a thermal thyristor (I believe they look like a small metal strip) somewhere on the outside or inside of the metal pump...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2012, 11:12 AM
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Posted By nippybit
Fuel Pump Issues

Thanks for your input. I do hope that we can get to a solution to this continuing problem, not the stalling problem, but the stalling and then re-start problem, which is very expensive to fix if you...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2012, 11:07 AM
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Posted By nippybit
Fuel Pump Issues

This is exactly what E. Engineer Dave said last night as we composed the message. In fact, he went so far as to say he thought he could do it. Now, exuberance aside, he may be able to or not. I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2012, 08:29 AM
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Posted By nippybit
Fuel Pump Issues

Thank you.
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2012, 08:27 AM
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Posted By nippybit
Fuel Pump Issues

You are quite right about the 15 minute idle procedure I just did it thinking this will not hurt anything and it may help, who knows. Perhaps Richard.

As I said a few posts ago disconnecting the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2012, 08:20 AM
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Posted By nippybit
Fuel Pump Failures

Thanks for being the pioneer in doing a post mortem on the pump. You know, with all of the talk about riders carrying spare injectors, spare fuel pumps, etc. I just thought, why? Submersible fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2012, 08:13 AM
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Posted By nippybit
Pump Maladies

Hi Lukas,

You are right, Albie may be the only other poster here who has taken his pump apart. I saw his post and the pictures. He indicated that the brushes had grenaded and showed them as a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2012, 12:50 AM
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Posted By nippybit
Thanks

I do hope that this helps. Thanks again for showing an old fart how to post individual pictures. :clap

Cheers,
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2012, 12:47 AM
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Posted By nippybit
Than You

Thanks for the kind words, Barman. Sorry I screwed up the Thank You in the subject line. I am a bit tired now.

Cheers,
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2012, 11:54 PM
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Posted By nippybit
690 Fuel Pump Problems Demystified

Much has been written about this subject and many of us have replaced our fuel pumps because we believe that they have failed. My 690, a 2010 model has been trouble free until now. God knows I have...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2012, 09:15 PM
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Posted By nippybit
Old

Gros Buck,

I am so old that when I was born the Dead Sea was not even sick! :rofl

Cheers,
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2012, 08:08 PM
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Posted By nippybit
Bob & Ged

You guys are tough old hombres. I am not as tough but older, for whatever that is worth!:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2012, 02:23 PM
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Posted By nippybit
Not Just Any Velcro

Uncle Ged,

Not just any Velcro, Commercial Grade Velcro! As you know, it works for anything that ails you or your bike. BTW you must have had quite a tumble to inflict that damage. Silt trail...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2012, 09:16 AM
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Posted By nippybit
Excellent Information

This is good info for all of us. BTW I have a KTM 14 tooth countershaft sprocket and, when fitting it, I noticed that the 15 tooth OEM sprocket has (I am guessing medium durometer) rubber washer...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2012, 11:02 AM
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Posted By nippybit
Whoops

Southerngintlemen,

My post should have been addressed to Folkinride's question as you have solved the problem.

Cheers,
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2012, 09:44 AM
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Posted By nippybit
Giant Loop Mojavi Fitment

Here are several photos of how I fitted mine allowing refueling without removing the Mojavi.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/robustexplorer/8025489405/" title="DSCN1094 by KTM Explorer, on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2012, 07:50 AM
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Posted By nippybit
Thank You Sir

A lot easier than I thought it would be. Still learning!:clap

Cheers,
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2012, 07:47 AM
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Posted By nippybit
You Are Right

Ged, the sign actually came from an RN friend/co-worker of my wife. She was going to throw it away and my wife rescued it. I thought it was so good that I hung it over the garage door rather than...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2012, 09:19 PM
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Posted By nippybit
Velcro & Dust Rags

Uncle Jed, I thought you were a marriage counselor, not a Psychologist, but I could be wrong. :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2012, 07:41 PM
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Posted By nippybit
TT Fold Back Brake Lever Pedal

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/robustexplorer/8028341346/" title="DSCN0340 by KTM Explorer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8319/8028341346_0ae0cb0e8c.jpg" width="500"...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2012, 07:25 PM
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Posted By nippybit
More Hi-Tech Protective Applications

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/robustexplorer/8028338860/" title="DSCN0326 by KTM Explorer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8460/8028338860_16865fe77e.jpg" width="500"...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2012, 07:12 PM
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Posted By nippybit
Turn Signal Clearance, TT Kickstand Foot

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/robustexplorer/8028337492/" title="DSCN0319 by KTM Explorer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8182/8028337492_8efede3a91.jpg" width="500"...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2012, 07:01 PM
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Posted By nippybit
No Slop Valve on Acerbis Cap, Pecards, Garrage

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/robustexplorer/8028343488/" title="DSCN0353 by KTM Explorer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8316/8028343488_48fa2da8a8.jpg" width="500"...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2012, 06:40 PM
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Posted By nippybit
Wicked Hi Tech Case Protector

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/robustexplorer/8028345329/" title="DSCN0338 by KTM Explorer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8453/8028345329_1782498d6b.jpg" width="500"...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2012, 06:32 PM
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Posted By nippybit
Wow, That Worked

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/robustexplorer/8028342445/" title="DSCN0322 by KTM Explorer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8031/8028342445_5c8487b62b.jpg" width="500"...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2012, 01:28 PM
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Posted By nippybit
Thanks Bob

Hi Bob,

Still learning. I remember when you use to get a dialog box upon opening the site, already logged in, that told you about a PM. With the new software it seems that this has changed. In...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2012, 11:10 AM
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Posted By nippybit
Regarding?

Remus exhaust system?
Tire clean discussion?
Posting individual photos?
None of the above:D
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2012, 06:44 AM
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Posted By nippybit
Tire Clean

To change the subject slightly, have a look at my tire clean. Almost the entire tread contacting the dirt with me aboard. Tire pressure was 16 psi, however I could have gone down another 2 pounds...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2012, 09:11 PM
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Posted By nippybit
More Pics Of Remus Headpipe & Titan Slip-on, etc.

Additional photos of my 690 and Remus Exhaust, predominantly at Jean Dry Lake Bed and surrounding mountains. Several photos of two Hummers (one new and experimental and one an existing model in...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2012, 08:36 PM
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Posted By nippybit
Pics Of My 690 Showing Remus Exhaust, etc.

Not very good at this. Until Apple killed MobilMe I could cut and paste photo album links. I now have a flickr account and have published several albums there but do not know how to get individual...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2012, 08:44 PM
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Posted By nippybit
Remus No Repacking Required

No repacking required. Had one on my 05' GS 1200 for four years and packing was still good. Same result on my 2010 690. Another reason to think about Remus.
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2012, 06:52 AM
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Posted By nippybit
Shortening Side Stand

When my bike was new and I had the dealer adjust the sag and drop the front forks a bit my side stand was too high. Found this out when the bike was delivered from Reno to my home. I took the stand...
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