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Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 09:29 AM
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Posted By reenmachine
The dirty ones are better.

The dirty ones are better.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-27-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4,986
Views: 762,559
Posted By reenmachine
I have no interest in getting drawn into an...

I have no interest in getting drawn into an internet argument about insulation. I will offer a couple simple facts instead of argumentative scare-mongering:

Aerogel is (in almost all cases) silica...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-26-2015, 12:17 PM
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Posted By reenmachine
I'm a mechanical engineer at JPL, where a lot of...

I'm a mechanical engineer at JPL, where a lot of the modern development of aerogel happened, and we use it all the time for spacecraft insulation. I have a chunk of it sitting on my desk. Do you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-25-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 149,402
Posted By reenmachine
Thanks! Makes me look forward to going back this...

Thanks! Makes me look forward to going back this spring.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-25-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4,986
Views: 762,559
Posted By reenmachine
Be careful with it. Aerogel, at least in all the...

Be careful with it. Aerogel, at least in all the forms I've used it in, is extremely fragile, messy, and tough to work with. Unless they've solved that somehow with that particular blanket-like...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 149,402
Posted By reenmachine
Here's my Lippincott footage from last...

Here's my Lippincott footage from last Thanksgiving (going down) if anyone's still on that discussion. The last 10 minutes or so are a straight cruise but I included it all just to be thorough.
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-24-2015, 07:08 PM
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Views: 762,559
Posted By reenmachine
I'll just throw this out there in case anyone...

I'll just throw this out there in case anyone hasn't tried it -- with the Std. screen I get much better results with it in the high/forward position than the high/rearward position. I say this...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-09-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4,986
Views: 762,559
Posted By reenmachine
I'd have to look it up, but like I said it's in a...

I'd have to look it up, but like I said it's in a different bike. When I get the time I'm going to swap it into the KTM and see how it cranks.

http://i.imgur.com/jM8KWl.jpg
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-07-2015, 11:38 AM
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Posted By reenmachine
Everyone seems to have their minds made up...

Everyone seems to have their minds made up regarding lithium batteries and cold temperatures, but I've used the Ballistic in my G650GS down to 15F (and in the 30s lots of times) and it always cranks...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4,569
Views: 586,515
Posted By reenmachine
Yoda, is that you?

Yoda, is that you?
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4,569
Views: 586,515
Posted By reenmachine
I've been running a K&N filter in my '11 for...

I've been running a K&N filter in my '11 for years with no issues. I did use the foam restrictor per the instructions. I didn't see the need for the extra expense of a custom tune to leave the foam...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4,569
Views: 586,515
Posted By reenmachine
I'm that reviewer! Glad to see the system works....

I'm that reviewer! Glad to see the system works.

The shifter does indeed fit and work perfectly and I've been very happy with it.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-22-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 74,126
Posted By reenmachine
Looks like there are factory shields on the way,...

Looks like there are factory shields on the way, assuming 1290 SA parts will fit the 1190.
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-22-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 895
Views: 180,879
Posted By reenmachine
I run a Givi V47 Tech and lane split just fine. ...

I run a Givi V47 Tech and lane split just fine. It's not as wide as you'd think, and certainly not wider than the bars.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-19-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4,986
Views: 762,559
Posted By reenmachine
If your dealers refuse to fix it you need to...

If your dealers refuse to fix it you need to complain to KTM directly. It's a known issue regarding the seating depth of the bearing races in the triple clamp assembly. Sometimes it takes a few...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-19-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4,986
Views: 762,559
Posted By reenmachine
I'm late chiming in, but +1 for the cyclops. I...

I'm late chiming in, but +1 for the cyclops. I ride in some very dark rural places and the difference is amazing.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-15-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 46,614
Posted By reenmachine
It is, and it came with a thicker rubber grommet...

It is, and it came with a thicker rubber grommet for the thinner bar, but I never ended up using it. I liked how my helmet mount was working out too much on that trip.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-14-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 46,614
Posted By reenmachine
I run 2x 2gal (one water, one gasoline): ...

I run 2x 2gal (one water, one gasoline):

https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/1780797_10205475118504472_8051869491205368659_n.jpg?oh=8d5c7b9a4e6d706a72d16a44bbab5c73&oe=552F5F4F
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-10-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 534,726
Posted By reenmachine
+1 for Altrider. I've had their black skid plate...

+1 for Altrider. I've had their black skid plate on for a few months now and I'm very happy with it. It looks like it belongs on the bike and the coverage is generous. I ride a lot of rocky CA desert...
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 124,705
Posted By reenmachine
The R has longer suspension travel and a 21"...

The R has longer suspension travel and a 21" front wheel. The suspension is manually adjustable and quite good both on and off road from what I hear. However, the suspension on the Std is...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 124,705
Posted By reenmachine
Sounds familiar...I came from an '02 FZ1 to a KTM...

Sounds familiar...I came from an '02 FZ1 to a KTM 1190 Adventure, which has been everything I hoped it would be and more. However, I'd recommend against the R unless you're going to be on the dirt...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-03-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,144
Posted By reenmachine
I thought they were TA1s, not TA2s, hence the...

I thought they were TA1s, not TA2s, hence the cheap closeout price.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-22-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,144
Posted By reenmachine
Overwhelming odds are that he disturbed the...

Overwhelming odds are that he disturbed the grommet system inside that seals the spoke fittings. Fill it up and then put soapy water on the front rim and watch it bubble.
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4,569
Views: 586,515
Posted By reenmachine
Hey Wally- I'm the same dimensions as you &...

Hey Wally-
I'm the same dimensions as you & made many of the same choices, and I'm still very happy a few years in. The Altrider crashbars are great -- minimalist but cover everything they need to,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-22-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 149,402
Posted By reenmachine
I had an awful time sliding down the ice sheet on...

I had an awful time sliding down the ice sheet on South Pass a couple years ago, and that was during the month of November. However, I was on Trail Attacks and had about 25,000 miles less riding...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-19-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 149,402
Posted By reenmachine
6" of snow on South Pass according to their...

6" of snow on South Pass according to their facebook page. I'm sure there's more on Hunter Mountain and North pass.

I have video from Thanksgiving of Lippincott and Warm Springs Road:

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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-15-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4,986
Views: 762,559
Posted By reenmachine
Mine came set up from the dealer with a simple...

Mine came set up from the dealer with a simple plastic adapter.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-14-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 149,402
Posted By reenmachine
The rope guy is full of it or is trying to keep...

The rope guy is full of it or is trying to keep people away. When I was up there a couple weeks ago Jeep guys and guys on smaller bikes were going through, saying it was challenging but rideable.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-13-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 534,726
Posted By reenmachine
My experience exactly. I added the R crash bars...

My experience exactly. I added the R crash bars to my Std and they do the job beautifully. I've dropped it several times on the trail and they've done their job. I wouldn't add anything more. I...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-11-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By reenmachine
It would be nice to know the specs for the OEM...

It would be nice to know the specs for the OEM bars for comparison. Anyone have this?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-11-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By reenmachine
Would like to know if anyone has this info now...

Would like to know if anyone has this info now...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-09-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4,986
Views: 762,559
Posted By reenmachine
Geez it's all or nothing with you guys! It's...

Geez it's all or nothing with you guys! It's just my ignition key, topcase key, cable lock key, and a fob. I don't think that's too outrageous.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-09-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,144
Posted By reenmachine
Just got the email from Revzilla that the TKC70...

Just got the email from Revzilla that the TKC70 is available.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-08-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4,986
Views: 762,559
Posted By reenmachine
Mine's fine, but I hate where it's located.

Mine's fine, but I hate where it's located.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-08-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,733
Posted By reenmachine
Yeah, the Wolfman takes two seconds to unclip the...

Yeah, the Wolfman takes two seconds to unclip the front and flop the bag back onto the saddle to tank up.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-06-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4,986
Views: 762,559
Posted By reenmachine
I had two 1.75s stacked on my stock rack for a...

I had two 1.75s stacked on my stock rack for a long time and it worked just fine. I later got the AltRider rear rack so I could mount a Givi topcase (which it does perfectly) and now carry the stack...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-05-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 149,402
Posted By reenmachine
Well, the whole friggin' thing on the springs...

Well, the whole friggin' thing on the springs side is a washout.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-04-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,733
Posted By reenmachine
+1 on Wolfman Explorer Lite. Perfect fit and...

+1 on Wolfman Explorer Lite. Perfect fit and expandable if you really need to stuff a lot in there.

http://i.imgur.com/xV8Q9K3l.jpg
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-04-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4,986
Views: 762,559
Posted By reenmachine
I have the Barkbusters on my little BMW and have...

I have the Barkbusters on my little BMW and have taken out much foliage to small tree size with them with no adverse effects :rofl
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-04-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 74,126
Posted By reenmachine
Yes.

Yes.
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