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Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4,092
Views: 1,313,049
Posted By mrpincher
Seat shavings?

:rofl:rofl

I forgot - after a couple beers one evening, I shaved my seat also. Forgot all about that one. Now the bike has that "swayback horse" look.

We should share our shaved seat photos...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4,092
Views: 1,313,049
Posted By mrpincher
Thanks for that!

I was confronted with this decision at purchase time; $300 - $400 shock rebuild by an experienced KTM race suspension mechanic or the $150.00 link = both dropping the bike 1". I suffered over the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 294,769
Posted By mrpincher
Air Filter

Hey Beeners - In my case I had fine dust lining the air box both times I checked. The last time I checked the air box I also had a small spattering of oil. The bike had been tossed around a bit due...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 294,769
Posted By mrpincher
Right on!

I would have bet my first born it was a rectangle. Sorry kids.:rofl

Thanks Mr. BA. Now I can call KTM Twins and beg for mercy.

The hi-flow filter arrived today and it just looked all wrong. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 294,769
Posted By mrpincher
Air filter shape? Memory test.

Anyone -

I'm having a senior moment here.

Does anyone remember if the 2014 air filter is a rectangle or a trapezoid?

I remember it as a rectangle and I hope I'm wrong.

The pictures...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 294,769
Posted By mrpincher
Thanks for the info!

I've been struggling with some of the conflicting testimonials here on the forum and couldn't decide what direction to go with this. I like your info about the High flow filter. My stock filter does...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,026
Posted By mrpincher
Got it and like it

I have a pro2. It runs Base camp just fine. I had to download a driver for the display to run Basecamp.

I use it out on the road to check and plot routes, watch downloaded movies, play a word...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 294,769
Posted By mrpincher
?

I just (last week) installed a set of $49.00 Oxford (on sale), heated grips from revzilla. They were tight as hell and I cussed a good bit but they pushed on. They work grrrrrrreat!.......in this...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 206,434
Posted By mrpincher
Quick disconnect?

YP -Good idea - I'll look into the CJ vent cap.

So - You replaced the disconnect with a shut off valve?

There must be a lot more going on at that rear vent than one thinks. The first two...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 833
Views: 206,434
Posted By mrpincher
Avoidance not a fix

In my case, I tired shutting off the front tank valves and opening them after 40-50 miles of use without positive results. Glad to hear it works for you, however, my rear tank cap valve would not...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18,513
Views: 2,020,731
Posted By mrpincher
I needed spring in a hurry so I just twisted a...

I needed spring in a hurry so I just twisted a new hook onto the end that broke off. It surprised me how easily that "spring steel" bent with pliers. It lasted until a new one arrived.

My...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 833
Views: 206,434
Posted By mrpincher
Ball valve

John

Thanks for the idea on the in-line filter.

I believe the ball valve had just enough fine Texas dust in it to make it malfunction.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 206,434
Posted By mrpincher
fuel spray on 690

I want to report what I believe to be a FIX to my fuel overflowing the front tanks.

The rear tank vent appears to be the source of the fuel / pressurization problem that was causing fuel to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 833
Views: 206,434
Posted By mrpincher
tank pressure

This morning I tested for blockage and fuel flow. I was beginning to doubt that I drilled the hole in the pump housing correctly, even though I remember, before replacing the pump into the tank -...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 206,434
Posted By mrpincher
Fuel spew

Finbarr - A page or two back, You asked if anyone else was having fuel spray out the front tank caps...Me - mine have done that twice.

FWIW - I followed the tank install instruction to the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 294,769
Posted By mrpincher
Let me confuse things

I'm also a new 2014 690R owner. Am ready to stop dickin around with the bike and get on with it. I'll show some pictures of my work thus far.....after I get my brake return spring replaced. BTW...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By mrpincher
Yes - same here

Exped said if I'd read the S/n on my overused mat they'd tell me if it would be covered under warranty. My pad was five years old, with over 250 nights of camping behind it, one day it started...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,470
Posted By mrpincher
Badlands pants repair

You're all whiners. :puke1 And I'm pissed because I have nothing to whine about.

Here's my sob story....one day i yanked really hard on my snap closure down at the bottom of the right leg. ...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,875
Posted By mrpincher
try this Einstien

Fill the bathtub with 2" cold water and lay your sythn fill bag in it and then get inside it and see how toasty warm you are. Ding dong! Then do the same with your down bag and see how they compare. ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 104,425
Posted By mrpincher
RR & tracks

Cannonshot :clap:clap:clap

Thanks for the ride report and especially the tracks. So far I've followed you in Big Bend, as well as the CDR. You've always taken me "into and out of" the back...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,420
Posted By mrpincher
GS not an option at any price ......

for some of us. Those of us far removed from the GS service centers, the GS is just not practical.

My 2012 ST purchase price was $13200.00 + $400 and change for a total five year warranty.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,238,172
Posted By mrpincher
Lightning

Cattle are stupid but they're not completely helpless. Hard to believe what I'm seeing.

Cattle are not all going to stand around while killed one at a time by wolves, there's no defensive wounds,...
Forum: Face plant 11-27-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,489
Posted By mrpincher
Hey James

Hope you took my comments in stride. That is one bizarre picture you posted of the bike upside down on the side of the trail.......right?

Notice you have a shorter screen.

I have the big...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3,540
Views: 698,615
Posted By mrpincher
Hahaa - She's a spittn image.

It took me a second to see it - it's a spy vs spy transformer. Good eye man. How did you figure that out? Very Funny - SBG:rofl
Forum: Face plant 11-24-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,489
Posted By mrpincher
Stelvio is not an upside down dirt bike - c'mon

This post still confuses me after all this time. I keep "checking in" to see if someone has posted the mysterious f'ing reason the bike couldn't be towed out on its wheels,then I get pissed off all...
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,639
Posted By mrpincher
How's the fit??

Hey Thanks for the info. How much extra room does the larger size give you??? Just enough or a little too much?

I'm sitting here in my house looking at a size 34 that I ordered. Yes, they fit...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 111,492
Posted By mrpincher
Coupon codes?

Great idea here. Am needing a new jacket and would like to pick one up with a 10% coupon. All above coupons are duds at the checkout. I'll post back any I get after purchase - TIA
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 26,724
Posted By mrpincher
Soulo & Staika

Sorry no pics.

I have the Soulo for use when I need a smaller, lighter load to carry. Petra at Hilleberg remarked the Soulo was a very stable design in high winds. I can vouch for it's storm...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,606
Posted By mrpincher
they rock

A friend and I used them last fall through Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho. Those maps turned a good bike trip into a great trip. Some of those roads were just too damn fun. We wound up planning most of...
Forum: Vendors 08-08-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,843
Posted By mrpincher
Count - -me in

Great Price - Count me in! Email sent.
Forum: Vendors 06-13-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1,081
Views: 149,358
Posted By mrpincher
Holy Bovine!

Wow!! - Butler what kind of business do you run? I just ordered this set of maps on Sunday and they are sitting at my door on Monday afternoon. :clap:clap Colorado to Texas in one day - free...
Forum: Vendors 01-17-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 29,764
Posted By mrpincher
Reversible

Chadx - Thanks. I'll take a reversible if available. Plain jane silver.

Great of you to spend your time on our behalf.:nod
Forum: Vendors 01-09-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 29,764
Posted By mrpincher
Standard

Chad - Put me down for a standard.

The universal/reversible displayed back on post #35 looks promising if it doesn't block the key-way. I'd consider ordering it instead. Keep us posted & thanks...
Forum: Beasts 01-01-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 24,934
Views: 4,604,910
Posted By mrpincher
+++1 to good advice

Wasp - Thanks for setting the record straight once again on these brakes and how to understand their application. Some day this year (:clap) I will be sitting at the top of a long steep slope...
Forum: Beasts 12-25-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 24,934
Views: 4,604,910
Posted By mrpincher
Spokes - sizes?

Originally Posted by Old Git Ray http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/cRaSH/viewpost.gif (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14709687#post14709687)
Greetings - You mention "sizes" were...
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 24,934
Views: 4,604,910
Posted By mrpincher
Chadx - Thanks for the review(s) - both...

Chadx - Thanks for the review(s) - both insightful and uplifting.

You mentioned panniers. Would you mind sharing your short list or the finalist, if one exists?

Even tho not yet available...
Forum: Beasts 11-24-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 70,183
Posted By mrpincher
Order # 163809

My order # was 163809. Wasn't the starting # like 155???. That puts me in something like 7000th ++ place? :gerg Oh my goodness!

I'm worried what the neighbors will think when I don the helmet,...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 70,183
Posted By mrpincher
First post - Tenere on Order

gotta say this is a fab forum. My search for a bike started a bit over a year ago. Started with the KLR, then the V-strom, BMW 1200 then I fell head over heels with the 800. Now today I put the...
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