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Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19,413
Views: 2,199,287
Posted By lightfighter
always a tough choice, when you cant just have em...

always a tough choice, when you cant just have em all!
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19,413
Views: 2,199,287
Posted By lightfighter
I believe it was here that I read a SE rotor is...

I believe it was here that I read a SE rotor is straight bolt on, free floatng, and 1 mm thicker.

What is it about a wave rotor that bothers you? Looks?
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-20-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15,585
Views: 1,291,143
Posted By lightfighter
best conversation with a suspension guy EVER.......

best conversation with a suspension guy EVER.... he's the guy. thanks!


he said thanks for the referal by the way
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-19-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15,585
Views: 1,291,143
Posted By lightfighter
Being poor/cheap, I considered this... But Im not...

Being poor/cheap, I considered this... But Im not sure I have the time, and definitely don't know the nuances of what parts to get.

I have 10,000 miles on the forks, and they still are harsh as...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-19-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15,585
Views: 1,291,143
Posted By lightfighter
Hey Tucson peeps, can anyone recommend a...

Hey Tucson peeps, can anyone recommend a suspension shop in tucson for KTM 690r revalve, before I mail the forks to konflict up in Washington?
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19,413
Views: 2,199,287
Posted By lightfighter
Full just gets rid of more little bits that...

Full just gets rid of more little bits that aren't doing anything useful
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19,413
Views: 2,199,287
Posted By lightfighter
2205 for tkc 80 or Karoo 3

2205 for tkc 80 or Karoo 3
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19,413
Views: 2,199,287
Posted By lightfighter
Adjust the circumference on the speedo. Mine is...

Adjust the circumference on the speedo. Mine is spot on what my 60csx reports.
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19,413
Views: 2,199,287
Posted By lightfighter
I'm a little worried that you guys might try the...

I'm a little worried that you guys might try the ziptie on yourselves now.
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 19,413
Views: 2,199,287
Posted By lightfighter
Stupid question: I have a ziptie on my fork...

Stupid question:

I have a ziptie on my fork leg to show how deep I'm running the front end on a ride(mostly it just lives near the bottom of the leg. About an inch and a half(maybe) from the end...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-10-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,689
Posted By lightfighter
Hats off to a well managed event... A lot of work...

Hats off to a well managed event... A lot of work went into that and it was appreciated. It's nice to pay a few bucks just to get a route and a sweep(for peace of mind in unfamiliar territory). Even...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19,413
Views: 2,199,287
Posted By lightfighter
That's kinda what I was hoping to hear. I'm under...

That's kinda what I was hoping to hear. I'm under the gun time wise until it's time to leave for the ride.

Thanks all
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 19,413
Views: 2,199,287
Posted By lightfighter
is the radiator cap and the elbow to the overflow...

is the radiator cap and the elbow to the overflow tank hose a two part assembly? meaning, mine is "apart", and will pop back in but is it now going to constantly come apart?

should i be ordering a...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-29-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,689
Posted By lightfighter
you cant ask a guy with a KTM to choose...

you cant ask a guy with a KTM to choose "wisely".... thats just cruel.
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,442
Posted By lightfighter
Ive always used a razor blade with no holder. it...

Ive always used a razor blade with no holder. it takes some patience and finesse, but you wont gouge the aluminum with finger strength.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By lightfighter
until i put on the hdb rally lite tower, I kept a...

until i put on the hdb rally lite tower, I kept a piece of parachute cord handy to pull the rubbers thru there....the "hook" side will hold the string.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-20-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,689
Posted By lightfighter
thanks... yeah i saw the video, and it looks like...

thanks... yeah i saw the video, and it looks like stuff i can do... its a wierd question anyway. how does one judge someones abilities remotely?? i had to ask tho.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-19-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,689
Posted By lightfighter
Looking for advice in camping... I'll be...

Looking for advice in camping... I'll be trailering up, and would like to sleep in the landcruiser, but may have a passenger that would be tent camping....

Any tips?

Also, I'm an average guy...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19,413
Views: 2,199,287
Posted By lightfighter
i damaged mine in a turn and a half with the...

i damaged mine in a turn and a half with the shock off the bike. then I took it to a dealership that had a proper spring compressor and they were able to clean the threads up enuogh to get the RR...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19,413
Views: 2,199,287
Posted By lightfighter
I don't have the tanks, I'm just looking for a...

I don't have the tanks, I'm just looking for a more convienient way to tie the bike to the lift, which is where it lives in the garage, just to save space. I should just lose or trim the plastic...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,234
Posted By lightfighter
the 690 is an AWESOME ride. but I think it...

the 690 is an AWESOME ride. but I think it appeals to a segment of the market that doesnt really need it, and regrets spending the money. I dont really need it, but the money wasnt an issue(sort of)...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19,413
Views: 2,199,287
Posted By lightfighter
Seems silly to ask, but say you had the brake run...

Seems silly to ask, but say you had the brake run rally style, and you plowed thru some mesquites, would you worry about branches catching the hose if the suspension compressed and the hose bowed out...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 4,276
Views: 1,410,445
Posted By lightfighter
Pm this guy:...

Pm this guy: http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=81023
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19,413
Views: 2,199,287
Posted By lightfighter
I ran paper filters for 6000 miles and the. The...

I ran paper filters for 6000 miles and the. The rr foam setup fr 2500 or so now. MPG is substantially the same. It's a rough stat to measure across multiple rides since the bike can do better than...
Forum: Face plant 10-03-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,174
Posted By lightfighter
Hitting a tree isn't safer than hitting a car,...

Hitting a tree isn't safer than hitting a car, but trees only stand around waiting... They don't come looking for you.

Meaning to say, that if I stay within my abilities off road, I'm pretty safe....
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 19,413
Views: 2,199,287
Posted By lightfighter
Interesting... Mine has the disc(I eventually...

Interesting... Mine has the disc(I eventually found it in the box), but no cap on the the insert.
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 19,413
Views: 2,199,287
Posted By lightfighter
I've shipped forks for service in a rifle case....

I've shipped forks for service in a rifle case. Wasn't even a good one, but they are cheap and they ship well.
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 284,453
Posted By lightfighter
i got a spare for the cost of mailing it to me,...

i got a spare for the cost of mailing it to me, and saved mine. if i ever sell, there is emmissions testing in part of my market area.

i may hack the modd'ed one open later and try a different...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19,413
Views: 2,199,287
Posted By lightfighter
Jiswee... This isn't that complicated. The sas is...

Jiswee... This isn't that complicated. The sas is there for the cat. If you have a cat, you need sas. There is no downstream (second) o2 sensor, so you can remove the cat and therefore the sas and...
Forum: Face plant 09-25-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,174
Posted By lightfighter
i launched my adventure bike 50 feet into the...

i launched my adventure bike 50 feet into the woods, 10 feet high or more, at 50mph, and all it broke was a mirror stalk and my gopro(which wasnt recording). scratched the tail rack a little too i...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 284,453
Posted By lightfighter
ok... i was curious, because i wish this bike...

ok... i was curious, because i wish this bike wou;d shut the hell up at times.
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,279
Posted By lightfighter
it looked like it might work, but they wouldnt...

it looked like it might work, but they wouldnt say it worked and im too poor to gamble 80 bucks.

thanks for the info!
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 284,453
Posted By lightfighter
Dogday, I tried to make a non catalytic...

Dogday, I tried to make a non catalytic automotive type muffler, with moderated success... I thought about doing as you have but with an assload of packing, for a maybe quieter package? What are the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19,413
Views: 2,199,287
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, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19,413
Views: 2,199,287
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, 01:11 AM
Replies: 19,413
Views: 2,199,287
Posted By lightfighter
Oh, that I have no explanation for.... Ha

Oh, that I have no explanation for.... Ha
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 19,413
Views: 2,199,287
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, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19,413
Views: 2,199,287
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, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 115,089
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 09-08-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,984
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...
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