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Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 05:12 PM
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Posted By ultrachrome
When reinstalling the headlight, it helps to rock...

When reinstalling the headlight, it helps to rock the thumbwheel back and forth to ensure the the gears mate back up.
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,668
Posted By ultrachrome
Too far out of my way for commuting.

Too far out of my way for commuting.
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,668
Posted By ultrachrome
I use Fuelly.

I use Fuelly.
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 06:26 PM
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Views: 295,668
Posted By ultrachrome
I've not had any obvious problems on my 2011...

I've not had any obvious problems on my 2011 after 127 tanks. I've had the tank on and off a dozen times and it seems to fit just fine.
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,668
Posted By ultrachrome
My rideability improved a bit but I think it...

My rideability improved a bit but I think it could be better. Eventually, I'll get it remapped by a local dyno tuner. Talking on the phone with him about the issue, he mentioned he could fix the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,668
Posted By ultrachrome
RE: Cyclops H4 LED

Color me skeptical. The beam pattern of the stock setup isn't that great to begin with so I can't see how that LED array would work especially well. Seems like you're likely to end up with the same...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,668
Posted By ultrachrome
Not that high but 17k mi of year-round weekday...

Not that high but 17k mi of year-round weekday commuting on my 2011 which will turn three on 6/30. I haven't had time to do longer trips for a while.

You should be able to find lots of high...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,668
Posted By ultrachrome
Save yourself some time and disappointment and...

Save yourself some time and disappointment and visit your local dyno tuner who has the necessary tools to evaluate the map and make the correct adjustments.
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,668
Posted By ultrachrome
I registered no change in mileage even with a...

I registered no change in mileage even with a richer map.
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 05:56 PM
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Views: 295,668
Posted By ultrachrome
Rotweiller is 65mm, IIRC. Inmate Sporting...

Rotweiller is 65mm, IIRC.

Inmate Sporting Wood also sells ITG filters and baseplates for the 990. I got my JC30-80 from him. Price was about the same.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-17-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,771
Posted By ultrachrome
That could certainly contribute but I think it is...

That could certainly contribute but I think it is mainly the stock map.

My local tuner said he's remapped the problem out of many stock 990's.

Unfortunately for me, by the time I had called him...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By ultrachrome
I think that's the TLTec fleece. If they made a...

I think that's the TLTec fleece. If they made a full jacket with heated arms, I'd go for that one.



Would really like to avoid the bulk/restriction of another layer. The Gerbing already has...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By ultrachrome
wanted: heated jacket rec for Roadcrafter in freezing temps

My Gerbing liner jacket only has insulation around the heating elements and the area under my arms becomes uncomfortably cold on the highway when temp drops to freezing.

Because I commute daily,...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-01-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By ultrachrome
Thanks for the replies. It only seems to...

Thanks for the replies.

It only seems to leak overnight in my unheated and uninsulated garage. I don't see any leaking or smell coolant burning off the header when I leave work.

I'll order the...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-28-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By ultrachrome
990 Water pump cover leaking

This is a 2011 SMT with just short of 15k miles.

Last two winters, I've had some coolant leaking from one of the hose clamps on the thermostat. Goes away when weather warms up. Given the small...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-23-2013, 11:30 AM
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Posted By ultrachrome
WTB: 990 OEM Muffler in Seattle

Looking for an OEM muffler to experiment with. Left or right side. Scratches not a problem but has to be reasonably straight.

Would buy the pair if cheap enough but I only need one to experiment...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2013, 09:50 AM
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Views: 295,668
Posted By ultrachrome
KTM like all manufacturers have finite resources....

KTM like all manufacturers have finite resources. KTM focused theirs on different areas than BMW or Yamaha and many of us bought one as a result.

You're posting in a thread frequented by folks who...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2013, 07:21 PM
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Views: 295,668
Posted By ultrachrome
Not sure where you get your numbers but...

Not sure where you get your numbers but personally, I'm averaging 7.1l/100km after 15k miles of mostly commuting. On a nice clear stretch of highway, I can decrease that by at least 25%.

Looking...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 164,216
Posted By ultrachrome
Yes, kevtx can be a bit vague. Well, he...

Yes, kevtx can be a bit vague.

Well, he hasn't yet. Currently the issue is resolved with the ITG filter and kevtx's map 18. I only called the tuner after I had done it to setup a time to get it...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,668
Posted By ultrachrome
I've tried couple of kevtx's maps and tricks with...

I've tried couple of kevtx's maps and tricks with the stock airbox but they didn't do much for my bike.

The ITG filter from sportingwood and kevtx's map 18 +2% (I don't have cans) did effectively...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 164,216
Posted By ultrachrome
Talk to a dyno tuner with LC8 experience before...

Talk to a dyno tuner with LC8 experience before you do anything.

I was after the same thing. Bike did not like holding a steady speed around 4k under low load which was annoying for riding around...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 49,485
Posted By ultrachrome
I'm guessing cycle-ergo estimates it from...

I'm guessing cycle-ergo estimates it from pictures so it's only a rough approximation.
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 49,485
Posted By ultrachrome
Check out cycle-ergo.com to compare the SMT to...

Check out cycle-ergo.com to compare the SMT to what you're riding now and other bikes.
Forum: Vendors 09-26-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 529
Views: 61,172
Posted By ultrachrome
Of course, I can no longer find the post that I...

Of course, I can no longer find the post that I recall explained it, only references to it. I also failed to mention that previously I had removed the secondary butterflies.

I talked to my tuner...
Forum: Vendors 09-25-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 529
Views: 61,172
Posted By ultrachrome
I went through a few iterations with the stock...

I went through a few iterations with the stock air box and different maps in an attempt to iron out the twitchiness around 4k under low load that vexed me in the city.

Installed the JC30-80 on my...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 164,216
Posted By ultrachrome
I think mine were in spec although I agonized...

I think mine were in spec although I agonized over the definition of "slight drag." I could just squeeze in the largest straight blade feeler.

Tear down to check is pretty quick although I wasted...
Forum: Vendors 09-21-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 61,172
Posted By ultrachrome
On the SMT, attaching the breather filter to the...

On the SMT, attaching the breather filter to the pcv valve puts it at pretty much the same height as the adapter plate.
Forum: Vendors 09-21-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 61,172
Posted By ultrachrome
I'm in the middle of installing this on my 990...

I'm in the middle of installing this on my 990 SMT and have a couple of questions.

The plate with grommets goes right on the throttle bodies and the velocity stacks hold it in place, correct? Any...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,668
Posted By ultrachrome
Several have reported good results from sliding...

Several have reported good results from sliding the forks up abut 5mm.

I have no complaints of my 2011's handling but I don't ride 2-up.
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 295,668
Posted By ultrachrome
PR3's did that for me. Smithers167, I ride...

PR3's did that for me.

Smithers167, I ride it like a street bike on the street. Dirt biking it when you have plenty of traction is just unnecessarily eating up lean angle.
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 155,836
Posted By ultrachrome
Tiger will feel torquier and makes more power...

Tiger will feel torquier and makes more power below 6k. The SMT is not going to have Bandit torque.

SMT comfort is excellent although I can't comment on passenger comfort. No issue with vibration....
Forum: Orange Crush 07-13-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10,315
Views: 2,117,932
Posted By ultrachrome
Sharp looking bike. Currently my favorite ADV...

Sharp looking bike. Currently my favorite ADV graphics.

Which Morimoto projector did you end up with?
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,404
Posted By ultrachrome
I've got a couple other brakes to bleed, I may...

I've got a couple other brakes to bleed, I may try that method as well.
Forum: The Garage 07-05-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,404
Posted By ultrachrome
I attempted to bleed the fronts yesterday and...

I attempted to bleed the fronts yesterday and discovered that air being pulled in even when the nipple was closed.

I tried a zip tie to get a better seal on the hose and when that failed, some...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,404
Posted By ultrachrome
Pressure bleeding is forcing the fluid in through...

Pressure bleeding is forcing the fluid in through the bleed screw? How would I keep fluid leaking out of the threads?
Forum: The Garage 07-01-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,404
Posted By ultrachrome
I tried opening from a little to a lot. At the...

I tried opening from a little to a lot. At the smallest setting it just didn't pull very much fluid through before I lost nearly all the vacuum. I'll see how the brake feels tomorrow before...
Forum: The Garage 07-01-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,404
Posted By ultrachrome
Sealing brake bleeder threads

First time using a vacuum bleeder (harbor freight mity-vac style) on my SMT with ABS.

I found the recommendation for thread sealing after the fact. I just did the rear but so much air was being...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,832
Posted By ultrachrome
How about a 950SM? Rare but seem to be in the...

How about a 950SM? Rare but seem to be in the same price range as the multi. Carbs but simpler valve adjustment. LC8 issues/maintenance/performance are well documented. SMR has a smaller gas tank.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,540
Posted By ultrachrome
Puget Sound Safety...

Puget Sound Safety (http://www.pugetsoundsafety.com/) actually does this course near Olympia.

It is work to hang off the bike. On the street, I rarely do this. If anything I just move my torso...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,431
Posted By ultrachrome
Have a backup plan/route if the wind is too much...

Have a backup plan/route if the wind is too much and she's tiring or riding tensed up, especially in heavy traffic.

DAMHIK (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=703476)
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