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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:59 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By alongat
Have you performed a compression check and...

Have you performed a compression check and possibly even a leak-down? I've spoken with a guy here in Canada who had very similar symptoms to what you're describing and threw a ton of parts and labour...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,144
Posted By alongat
What is this cam bearing fix of moving it over?...

What is this cam bearing fix of moving it over? Do you have a reference link you can post?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-13-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By alongat
Almost done with my home-brew tidy tail. I just...

Almost done with my home-brew tidy tail. I just need to go away for a few days then I'll finish it and post pictures...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,144
Posted By alongat
I see by your signature that it's an '08...other...

I see by your signature that it's an '08...other updates should be considered at the same time as the kickstart idle gear. Tell me more about your willingness and ability to perform mechanical work...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,144
Posted By alongat
Explain spewing please...where is your oil going...

Explain spewing please...where is your oil going and where is it coming from? What year is your bike and which updates have you performed (if any)?

If you're referring to the kickstart idle gear,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,144
Posted By alongat
I could be wrong now that I think about it - it...

I could be wrong now that I think about it - it may in fact flow the other way...in either case, I'm pretty confident that it works. I haven't measured the difference in temps but that was a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,144
Posted By alongat
I am using the dirt tricks chain tensioner as it...

I am using the dirt tricks chain tensioner as it leaves the hydraulic functionality in place and the HT cooler gets its high pressure feed from the chain tensioner as it replaces the cover bolt with...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,144
Posted By alongat
Beauty - thank you. That's what I needed to know.

Beauty - thank you. That's what I needed to know.
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,144
Posted By alongat
Tank options and compatibility with other components

So I'm currently running the Acerbis 3 gallon (or so,e call it the 2.9 gallon) tank which uses the original tank shrouds and I'd like a larger option for extended travel perhaps. I know there are...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,144
Posted By alongat
I did the jetting today and added the adjustable...

I did the jetting today and added the adjustable air/fuel screw. The jetting recommended by Blair racing uses a 180 main, 45 pilot, a rubber o-ring around the throttle mechanism inside the area where...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-06-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 34,705
Posted By alongat
I will try to record the nest one we do - I've...

I will try to record the nest one we do - I've got two friends with 1190s and they both want it done. Don't spend your money on a different stabilizer until you try this...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-06-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By alongat
There seems to be one single module that I would...

There seems to be one single module that I would need to move forward about 5cm at the most and there's plenty of slack in its wiring. Everything else is further forward...

Out comes my trusty...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-06-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By alongat
Exactly!

Exactly!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-06-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By alongat
I had an RC8R, the parts used for the tail tidy...

I had an RC8R, the parts used for the tail tidy aren't even remotely applicable because the 1190 rear under-fender area (the plastic shaped section underneath the seat, battery, etc) is one piece all...
Forum: New Zealand 05-06-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,965
Posted By alongat
VegemanNZ, Marty and I have been communicating...

VegemanNZ, Marty and I have been communicating over the winter as we've been building up our respective 530s so I hope he doesn't mind if I jump in here for a moment...

1- why doesn't anyone seem...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,144
Posted By alongat
I'm sure all those factors come into play and I...

I'm sure all those factors come into play and I don't want to split hairs since the delta between the bikes is literally like 20% but regardless of any comparison data between the bikes and riders,...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-06-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By alongat
Tail tidy - anyone? Anyone?

Been hoping that someone would finally produce a tail tidy for my 1190 - I don't like all that plastic business going on out back and since the 1190 is my "pretty bike :)", I want the back end...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-06-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 34,705
Posted By alongat
Kag, you seem like a guy who's comfortable with...

Kag, you seem like a guy who's comfortable with wrenching things yourself. Remove the steering damper and refill it with 20 weight fork oil. If you're doing a ton of mileage, you'll probably be...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-06-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By alongat
Happened to a friend of mine on his 2014...

Happened to a friend of mine on his 2014 standard... He was putting up on the centre stand and the bike pitched right over, nearly falling on one of his daughters. The stand shifted so badly that it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,144
Posted By alongat
Our gearing is within 3% of each other - I run a...

Our gearing is within 3% of each other - I run a 14/48 and he's running 15/52. We ran approximately the same pace and commuted together to and from the trails. His bike doesn't appear to be running...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-05-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 34,705
Posted By alongat
Yes, it's the same stabilizer but since it can't...

Yes, it's the same stabilizer but since it can't be adjusted as with other stabilizers, you remove it and replace the oil in it with 20 weight fork oil and reinstall it. It stiffens it up enough to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,144
Posted By alongat
Another update following two days of glorious...

Another update following two days of glorious mixed riding this past weekend:
1- The Pirelli MT21 tires are much quieter on pavement (getting to and from trail riding - I didn't hitch the bike to...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-05-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By alongat
I use the Airhawk 2 medium for very long trips -...

I use the Airhawk 2 medium for very long trips - helps reduce heat and adds comfort at the cost of that weird disconnected feeling since you're kind of "floating". As soon as I hit twists or anything...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-05-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 34,705
Posted By alongat
For those running the new TKC70 (or other tires)...

For those running the new TKC70 (or other tires) and experiencing high speed head shake, have you considered modding the steering stabilizer in the same way some of the folks are doing for their...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,144
Posted By alongat
Your bike looks like a total bad-ass...need more...

Your bike looks like a total bad-ass...need more shots of that fairing / tank / lighting setup please.
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,144
Posted By alongat
I really wanted to like the MotoZ mostly because...

I really wanted to like the MotoZ mostly because I found the corner / side grip amazing in mud, loose soil, etc. I never aired down below 12 psi so maybe I'll give them a try again the next time...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By alongat
I've got Terrain TX and no problem with pants...

I've got Terrain TX and no problem with pants fitting over them - you should be fine unless you're one of those tight-jeaned hipsters :)

And they're great boots by the way - amazing value for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,144
Posted By alongat
I bought the bike from a friend - suspension was...

I bought the bike from a friend - suspension was totally stock. I've installed a racetech P25 rate progressive rear spring to match my girth (220 pounds plus riding gear) and added the KTM preload...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,144
Posted By alongat
I swapped out my MotoZ for Pirelli Mt21 front and...

I swapped out my MotoZ for Pirelli Mt21 front and rear (90/90 and 140/80 on stock wheels) and ran 12 psi and 14 psi out back for my ride yesterday. I ran the same terrain as last Saturday though some...
Forum: Canada 04-22-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By alongat
http://www.crossbordershopping.ca ...

http://www.crossbordershopping.ca


http://www.dutycalculator.com/country-guides/Import-duty-taxes-when-importing-into-Canada/
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By alongat
But at the price cycle gear sells it for (just...

But at the price cycle gear sells it for (just looked it up and it's $99), why bother looking elsewhere for it? Wow, good find :)
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,144
Posted By alongat
Stock stator, regulator and lighting? Do...

Stock stator, regulator and lighting?

Do you have access to a volt meter? If the electrics are stock, try to gauge how much your headlight brightens as you rev the bike. Some brightening up is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,144
Posted By alongat
I'm not sure the problem is the stator but if you...

I'm not sure the problem is the stator but if you can, have a look at this short video on checking the stator and other associated components:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wbHSfHjMp28

Was the...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By alongat
Voss dual sport helmet

There seems to be an endless plethora of cost effective dual sport helmets on the market nowadays and while there's probably no comparison to the high end helmets, some of these offer really good...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,144
Posted By alongat
Sorry, did I say 12? I meant that I lowered the...

Sorry, did I say 12? I meant that I lowered the front and rear further down to 8 as per your suggestion and didn't notice any marked improvement. I'll see how the MT21 go. I also looked at the XCMH...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,144
Posted By alongat
The MT21 rear here is not expensive (cheaper than...

The MT21 rear here is not expensive (cheaper than the MotoZ) so I've ordered a rear and I'll spoon on the front that I have tomorrow ride is on Saturday - I'll report back.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,144
Posted By alongat
Quick update following a mixed terrain ride this...

Quick update following a mixed terrain ride this past weekend: bike is great. Strong and running very well. I'm super happy with the rear suspension and I want to try to soften up the front a bit -...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,144
Posted By alongat
I dropped pressures to 12 psi front and back to...

I dropped pressures to 12 psi front and back to begin with but I'll try lower pressures tomorrow on a planned ride. As for the rear suspension, I know my preload is where I want it to be, just need...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,144
Posted By alongat
Really...thank you. I'll give that a try today.

Really...thank you. I'll give that a try today.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,144
Posted By alongat
So after a long and gruelling winter with tons of...

So after a long and gruelling winter with tons of mods, etc. followed by being away on holidays for nearly two weeks, I finally got the 530 out for a proper shake-down ride yesterday - happy to say...
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