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Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18,473
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Posted By lightfighter
Last months trip my reserve light came on 5 or...

Last months trip my reserve light came on 5 or six times, always between 115 and 125 miles traveled, always very near the next fuel stop. and the bike never took more than 2.25
Gallons to fill.
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18,473
Views: 2,014,264
Posted By lightfighter
good plan. my problem is A) I dont get to ride...

good plan. my problem is A) I dont get to ride often enough due to work/home stuff, so I hate the idea of the bike being apart if an opportunity arises... and B) there is no winter.
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 18,473
Views: 2,014,264
Posted By lightfighter
Oh, that I have no explanation for.... Ha

Oh, that I have no explanation for.... Ha
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18,473
Views: 2,014,264
Posted By lightfighter
The wider peg lets you put your wieght further...

The wider peg lets you put your wieght further from the bikes centerline, comfortably. Shifting body wieght onto a foot(off road or on road) steers the bike very smoothly. I fnd I am much faster...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18,473
Views: 2,014,264
Posted By lightfighter
That's cool of them. Throwing cash at a dealer...

That's cool of them. Throwing cash at a dealer for electrical gremlins can get bad fast.

Btw, I'd bet you any two of my old lady's dogs that the dealership service loosened up a connector...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-10-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 111,679
Posted By lightfighter
I'm out. I got a thing sat evening and I don't...

I'm out. I got a thing sat evening and I don't wanna have to sweat time....

It's a good thing, but it's a bummer to skip a ride anyway.
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,539
Posted By lightfighter
yeah, truthfully ill probably never change the...

yeah, truthfully ill probably never change the stock gearing. it will do 100, and the nervous handling is a bigger issue than the screaming engine... and it will climb hills i have no business being...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-06-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 111,679
Posted By lightfighter
How about the gas station right across the...

How about the gas station right across the street?

8. Hmmm.

I guess an early start would be in order.
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,539
Posted By lightfighter
I use mine to cross whole states, with sections...

I use mine to cross whole states, with sections of trail fit in where possible. I don't generally wring it out, but 80 isn't unheard of for damn near a whole tank of gas. So while I'd never want to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4,089
Views: 1,310,005
Posted By lightfighter
I had a 1 inch kouba link, and cut an inch off my...

I had a 1 inch kouba link, and cut an inch off my stand. Then I put the bailey back up, and I still think the side stand is maybe a bit too long.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-01-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 111,679
Posted By lightfighter
The 13th looks good for me...

The 13th looks good for me...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18,473
Views: 2,014,264
Posted By lightfighter
trip master switch. OK. So I was tinkering...

trip master switch.

OK. So I was tinkering with the plug for the tripmeters. all I wanted to do was change the trip 1-2-odo from the bars, and reset the tripmeter. But in jumping the pins, I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18,473
Views: 2,014,264
Posted By lightfighter
every KTM ive ever owned had a lot of drag if you...

every KTM ive ever owned had a lot of drag if you pushed the bike in gear, clutch pulled, not running. all shifted fine and idled at a standstill without issue.
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4,089
Views: 1,310,005
Posted By lightfighter
the things you learn too late. oh well.

the things you learn too late. oh well.
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4,089
Views: 1,310,005
Posted By lightfighter
Yeah, we took a wrong turn... It was a rough go,...

Yeah, we took a wrong turn... It was a rough go, and we bailed, opting to hit cinnamon pass another way in. I was under the impression that engineer has bigger steps than a bike loaded for camping...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-31-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 111,679
Posted By lightfighter
he's got carpet burn... needs a new helmet.

he's got carpet burn... needs a new helmet.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-31-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 111,679
Posted By lightfighter
I'll check in later this week to confirm, but it...

I'll check in later this week to confirm, but it seems plausible. unfortunately, one guy that i was hoping would join me got tagged on fry and his ZX8 is on my lift waiting for an insurance adjuster...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 272,690
Posted By lightfighter
i did this. I made one cut and worked the cat out...

i did this. I made one cut and worked the cat out with brute force.... it sounded funny. but seemed to run ok. i put my LV back on.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-30-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 111,679
Posted By lightfighter
i was thinking about lunch in alpine on a...

i was thinking about lunch in alpine on a saturday before the weather turned cold for 191/180.

not next weekend, maybe the saturday following....
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4,089
Views: 1,310,005
Posted By lightfighter
spent 11 days on the bike, Arizona and Utah...

spent 11 days on the bike, Arizona and Utah BDCR(parts of them anyway, the mud was ridiculas) then opted to spend a few days in Colorado crossing passes...
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-19-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 111,679
Posted By lightfighter
191 is better northbound, climbing the winding...

191 is better northbound, climbing the winding hills, than south descending them.

Google the az back country discovery route, and just skip the cherry creek section which I don't think is in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18,473
Views: 2,014,264
Posted By lightfighter
What's under the cover? I cracked the tip on my...

What's under the cover? I cracked the tip on my LV, and rather than wait (and pay) for a replacement, I just cut it off. The end is a short tailpipe that houses the DB killer. Though a little...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 18,473
Views: 2,014,264
Posted By lightfighter
mine will show 100, 105... but its an exercise in...

mine will show 100, 105... but its an exercise in faith. Wish I had time to order a SMC or SE fender before I leave for the summer 2 week ride. But I dont. :clap
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,732
Posted By lightfighter
There is a bunch of stuff on the net about HD...

There is a bunch of stuff on the net about HD "voiding the warranty" on a guy that was towing around a bunch of flags for a gazillion miles. I think it was abc news that got in touch with Harley who...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,732
Posted By lightfighter
Anything that the warrantee claims manager feels...

Anything that the warrantee claims manager feels was cuased by towing(or any other modification done) will be denied. If your headlight quits, for example, that'd still be covered, but a driveline...
Forum: The Garage 08-14-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6,084
Views: 2,661,929
Posted By lightfighter
My best listening spot is in the middle too, but...

My best listening spot is in the middle too, but I listen to pandora on a 7 year old sony laptop.

Rock on.
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,732
Posted By lightfighter
why is saving weight not important on a small...

why is saving weight not important on a small car? weight is weight, it takes gas to make it move. Less is Less.

besides, if you dont need a big trialer, that thing could be stuffed in a corner...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By lightfighter
this is worth reading twice. i really...

this is worth reading twice.

i really couldnt get the SQD aimed right until i got the HDB tower...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By lightfighter
without a dimmer you will have two settings, I...

without a dimmer you will have two settings, I wanted a low, medium, and "fuck off" setting. so i got a dimmer. it uses the factory hi/lo, plus a three pole toggle that is used to give the dimmer a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 18,473
Views: 2,014,264
Posted By lightfighter
i cut mine on the 09 i had, like ktmmitch...

i cut mine on the 09 i had, like ktmmitch suggests, and about a mile up a particularly muddy FS road on the mogillon rim in AZ, the mud ripped one of them off.

wasnt a big deal to me, and I...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,732
Posted By lightfighter
i will build you one. it will be overly...

i will build you one. it will be overly expensive, given how simple it looks.

but the non smartass answer, is that i'd bet someone just made it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By lightfighter
http://lightfighter.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/690R2/...

http://lightfighter.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/690R2/i-tqtVfRk/0/X2/CA_08091422484643-X2.jpg

http://lightfighter.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/690R2/i-mfPLbVV/0/XL/CA_08091422481931-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By lightfighter
ive got the Baja Designs squadron light in a...

ive got the Baja Designs squadron light in a highway dirtbikes rally lite mount. i like it. but its evil bright in its upper settings, so ive got it on a dimmer.

ill go take a pic...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-09-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 111,679
Posted By lightfighter
I would mount up some tkc80's. They will only...

I would mount up some tkc80's. They will only last 4000 miles, but it's only money.

But you already knew what I'd do. ;)

Plus, the money save when we mount them here will make it less painful.
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 18,473
Views: 2,014,264
Posted By lightfighter
so, for the record... if your speedo reads 4...

so, for the record... if your speedo reads 4 times the actual ground speed, and your odo picks up 1/4 the actual distance covered... despite the notion that the pulse width modulation LED dimmer...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,245
Posted By lightfighter
the 1190 may be as capable off road as the 690 on...

the 1190 may be as capable off road as the 690 on paper, but you don't ride on paper. you ride on dirt n rocks n shit....

dont get me wrong, I'd love an 1190 as well, but not instead of, a 690.
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3,792
Views: 1,743,070
Posted By lightfighter
I've come to the conclusion that my iPhone is 70%...

I've come to the conclusion that my iPhone is 70% of the reason I get nothing done. I probably still wouldn't travel much, but I know I'd ride more if I had less tech in my life.
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 18,473
Views: 2,014,264
Posted By lightfighter
i mounted EXC fork guards on my 2009, they work.

i mounted EXC fork guards on my 2009, they work.
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18,473
Views: 2,014,264
Posted By lightfighter
Ktm twins ...

Ktm twins

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-enduro-black-fork-guards
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4,089
Views: 1,310,005
Posted By lightfighter
Well, that saved me some trouble.

Well, that saved me some trouble.
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