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Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By itsatdm
If chug, chug, chug means the engine is turning...

If chug, chug, chug means the engine is turning over slowly, It sounds like a bad battery. There won't be enough voltage left to the ecu, injectors and fuel pump, for the engine to fire up.

...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By itsatdm
I have had one of these on my F800gs for years....

I have had one of these on my F800gs for years. That bike and I assume the others, have a variety of sensors connected to the ecu that it relies on to determine the proper air fuel ratio for the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 898
Posted By itsatdm
You might want to look at the "new edition"...

You might want to look at the "new edition" version of the KLR. Heavier springs stock. http://www.ridermagazine.com/top-stories/2014-kawasaki-klr650-new-edition-first-ride-review.htm/

No I...
Forum: Beasts 11-24-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3,494
Views: 694,276
Posted By itsatdm
How are you determining scale from the...

How are you determining scale from the photograph? The radiator is in the way for very accurate measurement on my bike, but the head is less than 14",probably closer to 13"wide, outside to outside of...
Forum: Beasts 11-24-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3,494
Views: 694,276
Posted By itsatdm
I think it is twin. Take a look at this video...

I think it is twin. Take a look at this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xUewDN9lgY Stop at .48/49 and look at the header pipes. Too wide for a single but would fit a twin.

It is kind of...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By itsatdm
If you buy a F800, check farkles. Most are ridden...

If you buy a F800, check farkles. Most are ridden on pavement with occasional easy dirt roads. If it has aftermarket wind screens, added lights, hard luggage, it probably hasn't been used as a dirt...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-24-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By itsatdm
I gave the stock spring rate....

I gave the stock spring rate. http://racetech.com/ProductSearch/2/BMW/F%20800%20GS/2008-12

My Hyperpro spring has that number. It is probably just a model number, as they have shorter versions to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-23-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,383
Posted By itsatdm
Triumph has come out with 4 versions of their...

Triumph has come out with 4 versions of their 800. The XC now has ride by wire, 4 throttle maps, 3 ride modes and adjustable front suspension with compression and rebound available. BMW has spiffy...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-23-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By itsatdm
The stock spring is variable and the rate is...

The stock spring is variable and the rate is 15.7-16.7kg/mm. I can't find a rate for the Hyperpro rear, though somewhere I got the number for the front.

The coils are .5mm larger in diameter if...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,648
Posted By itsatdm
Mine is a 1995 KLX650c model. A short run of 4...

Mine is a 1995 KLX650c model. A short run of 4 years and expensive in its time. I have the dual sport version, which is more suitable for roads and easier dirt. It fits an old man like me.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-23-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,382
Posted By itsatdm
The OP has purchased a different muffler :dhorse ...

The OP has purchased a different muffler :dhorse A common defense for auto vs motorcycle accidents is "I didn't see him". Those blinking lights between hi and low beam, certainly get my attention. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-23-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,014
Posted By itsatdm
We never got the Nuda in the US and I have never...

We never got the Nuda in the US and I have never seen a dyno result that shows the HP and Torque curves.

Max HP and Torque are substantially higher than the F800, they are also made at higher...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-20-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 776
Posted By itsatdm
It's like riding a bicycle. The skill will come...

It's like riding a bicycle. The skill will come back. Buy it, off road takes a little longer
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3,494
Views: 694,276
Posted By itsatdm
The US intro of the F800gs was kind of weird. It...

The US intro of the F800gs was kind of weird. It was year later than promised, so you Europeans could get your F650 twin.

Those of us that pre ordered got our bikes in 9/08. They weren't on the...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3,494
Views: 694,276
Posted By itsatdm
I bought a F800gs that way. Placed a deposit on...

I bought a F800gs that way. Placed a deposit on it and the dealer wasn't even aware of its existence. At least I saw it in person at the US intro before doing that, though the dealer 65miles away...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-20-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By itsatdm
I ran variable rate springs front and back,...

I ran variable rate springs front and back, shortly after purchasing the bike. A big improvement over stock. They are designed for a wider range of rider weights than the stock springs. The stock...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-19-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,382
Posted By itsatdm
The 2012 Ca. legislation was specifically aimed...

The 2012 Ca. legislation was specifically aimed at asshole Harley riders, who wanted to announce "look at me." Carb got into the act to control emissions, because that is the Holy Grail.

The law...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-18-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,382
Posted By itsatdm
10.5" on the inlet side and 14" to some...

10.5" on the inlet side and 14" to some obstruction in the exhaust. The exhaust is curved, so you can barely see what it is coming out of. Fortunately my tape measure can bend.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-18-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,382
Posted By itsatdm
I don't think you can do much with the stock...

I don't think you can do much with the stock muffler without cutting it open. Mine is sitting in the garage so I took a look at it. Typical construction, consisting of a curved pipe leading to a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-18-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,382
Posted By itsatdm
I am aware of traffic in the Bay Area. Hate to...

I am aware of traffic in the Bay Area. Hate to even go there. I have a Leo Vince exhaust on my 2009 F800gs. I bought for some weight savings and being carbon fiber it doesn't burn up my soft luggage....
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-18-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,382
Posted By itsatdm
I think the exhaust noise safety delusion is just...

I think the exhaust noise safety delusion is just BS. I don't hear obnoxious Harley's until they are right up my ass.

You might get the wrong attention if you own a 2012 or later bike. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,578
Posted By itsatdm
Can we get into a pissing contest yet! Yamaha,...

Can we get into a pissing contest yet! Yamaha, follow the crowd for a while and every once in a while, come off with a very good bike.
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3,494
Views: 694,276
Posted By itsatdm
I think what you are seeing at the shows is a...

I think what you are seeing at the shows is a competition version of what will be available to the public. The purpose is to generate interest and test public opinion.

KTM, noted for building...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3,494
Views: 694,276
Posted By itsatdm
I am sure there will be standard clutch option...

I am sure there will be standard clutch option for this bike. Could you explain how the DCT works from standing starts? In gear, clutch out, apply throttle, type of thing?

In other words, does...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3,494
Views: 694,276
Posted By itsatdm
I always wondered why the F800 was considered...

I always wondered why the F800 was considered underpowered and lacking "soul" when it can match a Triumph 800xc in a 1/4 mile. I know the reason.

I hope the new Honda doesn't make max HP at...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3,494
Views: 694,276
Posted By itsatdm
Pot stirrers got my attention: :roflThe F800gs...

Pot stirrers got my attention: :roflThe F800gs has a lot of warts for a bike with its price tag. If you count all the bent bolt threads vs how many bolts got bent, there weren't that many. I have yet...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,544
Posted By itsatdm
Displacement is displacement whether in a multi...

Displacement is displacement whether in a multi or single. I have friend who has a Procycle 790cc big bore kit on his DR 650. It has a pumper carb and aftermarket exhaust that could be added to the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,544
Posted By itsatdm
Displacement can have an effect on power or at...

Displacement can have an effect on power or at least the power curve, if all other things are the same. If you have a smaller displacement engine yet make similar or more HP, it is because it is...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3,521
Views: 561,165
Posted By itsatdm
The R needle also has a different Taper to it....

The R needle also has a different Taper to it. KLR riders like it. The R and C models have substantially different jetting in them, which I never could figure out why they were so far apart. The R...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3,494
Views: 694,276
Posted By itsatdm
You guys are a riot. We had a better selection of...

You guys are a riot. We had a better selection of smaller/lighter multi's 20 years ago. That's before some marketing genius, decided calling a big bike an Adventure bike.

Now you argue about what...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3,521
Views: 561,165
Posted By itsatdm
How soon we forget. Fogo is an inmate here and...

How soon we forget. Fogo is an inmate here and occasionally posts on the Yahoo KLX650 website. There is a lot of info on that site, so you should join.

We have discussed cam timing before and...
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3,494
Views: 694,276
Posted By itsatdm
I like this speculation, better than what I have...

I like this speculation, better than what I have been reading. http://idratherberiding.com/2014/09/06/2015-honda-elsinore-or-africa-twin-500-or-1000-both-neither/
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3,521
Views: 561,165
Posted By itsatdm
Do you a reference to that? Or better yet, do...

Do you a reference to that? Or better yet, do the cam sprockets interchange.

One way to raise compression, is mill material off of the bottom, but timing will need to be adjusted.

Thanks to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,303
Posted By itsatdm
I have one of those memories that can recall...

I have one of those memories that can recall subject matter of many post in this forum. Just not the details until I search.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=356068
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3,521
Views: 561,165
Posted By itsatdm
I don't think the chains stretch that easy,...

I don't think the chains stretch that easy, unless there has been some catastrophic mishap, like a tensioner letting go.

Do you have a manual? Has the intermediate sprocket been removed? Is it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-11-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 56,054
Posted By itsatdm
My 2009 model has never rattled. Until the last...

My 2009 model has never rattled. Until the last oil change, I always ran mineral 10-40 and changed at 4,000 miles.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3,521
Views: 561,165
Posted By itsatdm
Check your plug. The plug sits in a pretty deep...

Check your plug. The plug sits in a pretty deep well. Pulling it out resulted in a poor wire connection with the plug cap and it corroded. Might want to check the ground on the coil.

I don't know...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3,521
Views: 561,165
Posted By itsatdm
If you are going with a 101mm piston why not a...

If you are going with a 101mm piston why not a 102mm? It will cost you the same. I think stock air filters are fine. Foam with oil.

I ran the bike for a while without the lid. I put it back on...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,544
Posted By itsatdm
Its a big jump from a Japanese thumper of any...

Its a big jump from a Japanese thumper of any stripe, to a Triumph 800xc, :huh and there is not much in the middle.

A KTM 690 probably fits best. I am partial to Rotax engines. They are pretty...
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,683
Posted By itsatdm
Putting the caps on is not a struggle at all. At...

Putting the caps on is not a struggle at all. At full extension, once the stock spacers were removed, there is not much spring above the top of the fork tube.

I tossed the spacers, so can't give...
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