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Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 1,478,175
Posted By Grouser
Had the same gas "tank" issue with my 2012 350...

Had the same gas "tank" issue with my 2012 350 XCF-W. I was doing the PDI with the dealer and went to remove my cap and it wouldn't release. We used one person to push down on the release lock with a...
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 24,995
Views: 4,630,155
Posted By Grouser
Thanks for the posting the video of the...

Thanks for the posting the video of the Australian Ducati test. I've watched hundreds of these over the last 20 years or so and this is by far the best. My favorite line is "You get the age old...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-23-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,185
Posted By Grouser
I read the above link, ordered a KTM fuel filter...

I read the above link, ordered a KTM fuel filter kit. Replaced the filters (both medium brown in color) and took the bike out for a test loop.

No change.

Above 5 thousand RPMs the bike runs...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-26-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,185
Posted By Grouser
KTM 990 Running rough at low rpms

Hello folks,

I have an 08 KTM 990 that is completely stock. I'm the orginal owner with about 6K miles on it. About 7-800 miles ago I started to notice some lag in throttle response between 3-5K...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-25-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By Grouser
Thank you. I need to wait until I get my GPS...

Thank you. I need to wait until I get my GPS before I buy the maps for my computer.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-24-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By Grouser
Nu Map versus City Navigator

I'm getting some confusion on which maps I need to buy. From just about everything I've read on ADV, I need to get a copy of City Navigator North America NT...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-23-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,324
Posted By Grouser
Using something and then understanding it don't...

Using something and then understanding it don't always go hand in hand =) I always knew that I was missing something really basic. Thanks for the help with this.

Sounds like waypoints have a lot...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-23-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,324
Posted By Grouser
WooHoo!! I think I got it. Thanks for the reply...

WooHoo!! I think I got it. Thanks for the reply and for the link. In that link I think the best comment was, "a track is an anonymous point of where you've been", and "a route is a named (defined)...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-23-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,324
Posted By Grouser
I wish I knew why this is so hard for me to...

I wish I knew why this is so hard for me to grasp, but I'm still having an issue with the definitions for Tracks and Routes. So . . . help me out here, are the following statements correct?
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-23-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,324
Posted By Grouser
Thanks for the feedback. I have a silly question...

Thanks for the feedback. I have a silly question and I have a feeling I should have learned this a long time ago but there's something basic in GPS terminology that keeps escaping me.

Routes and...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-23-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,324
Posted By Grouser
Specific set of needs in a GPS

I currenly use a Garmin 60csx and while it does the job there are a couple of serious shortcomings that effect me.

1. My biggest complaint is the screen being washed out by sunlight. I do a lot...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,176
Posted By Grouser
Renazco Racing, the best money I've ever spent...

Renazco Racing, the best money I've ever spent for any of my bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2009, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26,555
Views: 3,656,717
Posted By Grouser
I seem to have found my problem. There's a small...

I seem to have found my problem. There's a small gear set inside the left case that meshes with the starter motor. I think it's called a torque limiter(?). It has 3 identicle gears that are stacked...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 26,555
Views: 3,656,717
Posted By Grouser
Thanks for the tips. While using a meter to...

Thanks for the tips.

While using a meter to measure voltage the starter started working. . . I have a feeling the engagement gear on the starter was stuck??

It does not sound good (the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 26,555
Views: 3,656,717
Posted By Grouser
If my problem is the starter relay I assume I...

If my problem is the starter relay I assume I could jump across the terminals to see if the starter will spin?

I don't understand why I am only reading 6.5 volts at the starter.

Thanks
Lee
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 26,555
Views: 3,656,717
Posted By Grouser
Bike will not turn over

Recently purchased a new 08 TE610 (115 miles so far) and this afternoon while teaching my son how to ride this bike it quit turning over.
My son was having some trouble coordinating the clutch with...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 26,555
Views: 3,656,717
Posted By Grouser
Clutch kill switch

I brought home an '08 TE610 the other day and while I understand that it was built in the Old World I would expect that things would have some logic associated with them.

I do not understand why...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2009, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6,053
Views: 1,294,935
Posted By Grouser
http://www.knighter.net/joomla/ Knight Wins...

http://www.knighter.net/joomla/
Knight Wins Manx Enduro on BMW 450
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,343
Posted By Grouser
I would think the 3 year, 36K mile warranty would...

I would think the 3 year, 36K mile warranty would calm any fears about an engine made in Korea.
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,113
Posted By Grouser
Thanks for the help. Placing the motor at TDC was...

Thanks for the help. Placing the motor at TDC was the step I was missing. In that position both the exhaust and intake are within specs.

The BMW comes with a DVD that has an extensive shop manual...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,113
Posted By Grouser
Checking valves BMW g450x

It's time for my 10 hour valve inspection and I'm running into what I think is an odd problem.

This is the first time I've ever attempted to check valve tolerance on anything. There is a huge...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2008, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6,053
Views: 1,294,935
Posted By Grouser
There are several threads in the thumper section...

There are several threads in the thumper section from people that have recently bought one and there's one thread in the flea market-bikes that has one for sale. Type g450x in the search window and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6,053
Views: 1,294,935
Posted By Grouser
Race impressions.

I picked up my g450x this past Tuesday and spent the next day getting some time on it for its first service (oil, and filters). There was a hare scrambles this weekend that I took my bike too and I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6,053
Views: 1,294,935
Posted By Grouser
Tail light

I've seen some photos of the g450x that show a different tail light on the American version of the bike. There's been a couple of comments along the lines of "as soon as I got home with the new bike...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2008, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,984
Posted By Grouser
Maintenance - service BMW G450X

I found out today that the G450X needs to have the valves adjusted and oil and filters changed every ten hours. Then at 70 hours the piston and rings should be replaced as well as having the...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-04-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,458
Posted By Grouser
Look at what followed me home . . . ...

Look at what followed me home . . .

http://inlinethumb32.webshots.com/18015/2138800080089697494S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2138800080089697494fTfNrN)

Hundred and...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-03-2008, 07:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,458
Posted By Grouser
Wow . . . there's a consensus. I wasn't expecting...

Wow . . . there's a consensus. I wasn't expecting that though I must admit to being relieved. If there are this many like minded individuals, then there must be some shred of truth that they all see....
Forum: Orange Crush 07-02-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,458
Posted By Grouser
KTM 950 SM-SE, 990. Right tool for the job?

I'm gonna try not to meander on this question but when you're lost it's hard to stay on track.

I have an 08 KTM 450 EXC which is a blast off road and scary on the highway. I don't hold that...
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11,150
Views: 1,450,028
Posted By Grouser
I'm a long time motorcycle enthusiast, over 30...

I'm a long time motorcycle enthusiast, over 30 years and still counting, and I completely by accident stumbled onto this thread while researching my next bike purchase. I had pretty much narrowed it...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-18-2007, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 397,063
Posted By Grouser
One of the more interesting observations I've...

One of the more interesting observations I've noticed in these threads is in regards to the Garmin Zumo and the BMW Zumo. It's my understanding that the current Garmin Zumo updates (software and...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-15-2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 397,063
Posted By Grouser
Thanks for the help, this filtered all the...

Thanks for the help, this filtered all the unwanted info and allows me to focus on select products. There's so much information on this site, it's a bit overwhelming at first. I spent this morning...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-15-2007, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 397,063
Posted By Grouser
Popular GPS

Hello folks,

I've been fortunate in that I finally landed my dream bike, an 07 1200GS. I'd like to start using my bike for some short 1-2 day rides in my area, but I really want to stay off the...
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