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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-21-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By Tatanka
I fixed the issue. I shorted the prongs of the...

I fixed the issue. I shorted the prongs of the connector at the wiring harness, and the brake lights worked as they should. It turned out to be a bad micro switch. Lessons learned:

1) Even...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-15-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By Tatanka
Strange Brake Light Issue, Need Some Help

My front brake lever doesn't activate the brake light, but the rear brake lever does. The micro switch and wiring check out fine. There are three wires going into the rear light. I verified the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,239
Posted By Tatanka
My oldest (8yo) has no complaints and I haven't...

My oldest (8yo) has no complaints and I haven't taken out the 5yo yet. Perhaps I will this weekend and have my wife take pics so I can see how crowded it is back there.
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,239
Posted By Tatanka
I actually considered buying one of those when I...

I actually considered buying one of those when I got the Duke but decided to live with the stock seat. I don't think it'll do anything for the passenger, though.



I haven't really considered a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,239
Posted By Tatanka
2 Up on a Supermoto

I’m not sure if this should be in Road Warriors or in Thumpers, so mods please feel free to move it if I have it in the wrong place.

I have a 2010 Duke for the last year and a half. Recently,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,491
Posted By Tatanka
Inattentive Drivers Two Days in a Row

Yesterday morning as I'm riding out to work, I take the roundabout about 50 yards from my driveway as I normally do. A gray Toyota minivan is speeding and fails to yield as it enters the roundabout....
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 41,797
Posted By Tatanka
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,386
Posted By Tatanka
Over the years, I wore Vanson, Dainese,...

Over the years, I wore Vanson, Dainese, Alpinestar, Olympia, First Gear, Shoei, and most other high dollar gear, and was skeptical (and probably still am a little) about Bilt when it came out. ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,614
Posted By Tatanka
Sorry for resurrecting an old thread. I'm...

Sorry for resurrecting an old thread. I'm curious to know what the improvements are. I'm also looking into heated gear and am worried about overloading the system.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 288,958
Posted By Tatanka
S1000RR doing a bunny hop

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Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,139
Posted By Tatanka
Thanks for that! I'm want to replace the stock...

Thanks for that! I'm want to replace the stock tires that are getting worn with Pilot Road 3's but read somewhere (either here or SMJ) that our bikes are too light and won't warm up sport touring...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,139
Posted By Tatanka
I've read many people having the same stalling...

I've read many people having the same stalling issues. The Internet consensus says the issue is a lean condition due to the stock maps having to meet environmental regulations. More specifically,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,139
Posted By Tatanka
I just tried that with mine, and it did the same...

I just tried that with mine, and it did the same thing - took one finger and pulled rear grab handle to the right and saw the squish you're mentioning. I "think" it's because our bikes are so light...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,139
Posted By Tatanka
I've never had a issue where it stalled while I...

I've never had a issue where it stalled while I was riding. However, a bad fuel pump did leave me stranded. Here's a brain dump of the symptoms to watch for that I experienced:

When parking the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,139
Posted By Tatanka
Congratulations! I have a 2010 Duke my self and...

Congratulations! I have a 2010 Duke my self and can help answer somw of your questions:



I thought about doing the same thing but decided to leave things stock. There are some examples from...
Forum: The Garage 09-17-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,961
Posted By Tatanka
It might be a long shot, but try taking out the...

It might be a long shot, but try taking out the radio to see if the code is written on the radio somewhere. I've seen Audis and BMW's with the their radio codes written in Sharpie on the radio...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,089
Posted By Tatanka
Or you can get pulled over based on far reaching...

Or you can get pulled over based on far reaching accusation...

I was recently pulled over for the first time in 15 years and don't know what to make of it. It wasn't for speeding or doing...
Forum: The Garage 05-23-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,981
Posted By Tatanka
The short answer is yes, they are compatible, I...

The short answer is yes, they are compatible, I had an Odyssey battery on my now sold BMW and used the BMW Advanced Charging System. I remember the first time I charged the Odyssey, the charge time...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 41,505
Posted By Tatanka
+1 for Carolina KTM. I also sat on a 2012 RC8 at...

+1 for Carolina KTM. I also sat on a 2012 RC8 at Hager Cycle World in Rock Hill two Saturdays ago.
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By Tatanka
JB Weld and a clamp until you can find a better...

JB Weld and a clamp until you can find a better replacement!
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,817
Posted By Tatanka
Contratulations on your purchase! Let us know...

Contratulations on your purchase! Let us know your experience with it.
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,416
Posted By Tatanka
First thoughts: Italian styling = should...

First thoughts:

Italian styling = should turn some heads
German engineering = has enough gremlins to give "character" but not too much to label it as a POS.

The only thing missing is...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 951
Posted By Tatanka
Either there is a defect with the ABS module or...

Either there is a defect with the ABS module or something is telling the ABS module not to release. Check the sensor area for defects first - sensor, wiring, etc. I hate to think the ABS module...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,817
Posted By Tatanka
Thanks for the lube suggestion! (That doesn't...

Thanks for the lube suggestion! (That doesn't sound too good, LOL!)

Yes, the cable is for TuneECU. The 690 Duke also has two maps: one fuel map and another throttle map. I read that most issues...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,428
Posted By Tatanka
As mentioned, there are stainless kits out there...

As mentioned, there are stainless kits out there that run about $40 or so. It's cheaper to just buy the stainless bolts themselves from a fastener store.
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,817
Posted By Tatanka
Here’s a quick update: <?xml:namespace prefix =...

Here’s a quick update:
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Fit and finish (keep in mind this is pretty subjective):
In short, nothing feels...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,817
Posted By Tatanka
Just delivered Tuesday!

Keyboard was scheduled to come Wednesday morning, but the driver called to see if he could deliver Tuesday night, instead. She came in pristine condition!
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,250
Posted By Tatanka
To be clear, I've never felt the need to...

To be clear, I've never felt the need to winterize here and haven't. My point is, many riders do this when they expect to park their bikes for a long time. Since gas doesn't know if it's in a car...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,250
Posted By Tatanka
Is winterizing necessary?

Many of us go though a late Fall ritual where we prep our bike for long term storage. Stablizing the gas in our tanks is one of those preps. But with gas prices going up, many of us have chosen to...
Forum: Road warriors 02-29-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,838
Posted By Tatanka
The Hyper has a better resale value if that...

The Hyper has a better resale value if that matters to you.
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,817
Posted By Tatanka
I just put a deposit on a left over 2009 690...

I just put a deposit on a left over 2009 690 Duke! I'm waiting for the paperwork and am looking for shippers. Any recommendations? Haulbikes seems to be on peoples' avoid list, but the reviews are a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,817
Posted By Tatanka
I've ridden the Hyper and it's definitely a...

I've ridden the Hyper and it's definitely a keeper. Unfortunately, there are no 690 Dukes anywhere around here for me to sit on or let alone ride. At then end of the day, spending extra on the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,866
Posted By Tatanka
I'm in your situation with only having one bike...

I'm in your situation with only having one bike in the garage at a time and can understand the frustration of getting to pick only just one. Don't be put off by BMW R-bikes with boxer engines. ...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,817
Posted By Tatanka
I have room for only one and am trying to pick a...

I have room for only one and am trying to pick a good compromise. The fixation with MPG is that I want something that gets better than what I have now with the R1100S. It's a way of justifying...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,817
Posted By Tatanka
I read the 690 has three settings, and sport...

I read the 690 has three settings, and sport setting makes it really twitchy for commuting. There's a commute setting that's suppose to be better for stop and go. Could it just be set on the wrong...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,817
Posted By Tatanka
I took the Shiver on a long test ride (a little...

I took the Shiver on a long test ride (a little over an hour) and liked a lot about it except for the gas mileage. I averaged 42 mpg while riding it at "normal" speeds with a mix of some two lane...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,817
Posted By Tatanka
The 990 Super Duke comes up quite a lot, too. In...

The 990 Super Duke comes up quite a lot, too. In fact, I’ve compared that with the Hypermotard 1100S and would choose the SD because of the electronics and components as you have mentioned. Then I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,817
Posted By Tatanka
Duke or Duck - 690 or Hypermotard 796... or Other?

Well there you have it. I have the itch for something different, something that would fit 90% of my riding, which is commuting on city streets and running errands. Weekend rides will see some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,865
Posted By Tatanka
I wasn't making any turn. I was going straight...

I wasn't making any turn. I was going straight through the intersection.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,865
Posted By Tatanka
Had I been pulled over, I would have challenged...

Had I been pulled over, I would have challenged it for this reason ^^^^.

The bus was stopped about three car lengths from the intersection when all this occurred. There's nothing in the NC...
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