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Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21,796
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Posted By lightfighter
Drunk Mongolians in a landpig... Lol. What could...

Drunk Mongolians in a landpig... Lol. What could go wrong?
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21,796
Views: 2,626,999
Posted By lightfighter
Not to pick on that brake protector, cuz it looks...

Not to pick on that brake protector, cuz it looks like a nice piece, but my (limited) fear has always been landing on a high rock and breaking the protrusion the master cylinder is bolted to right...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21,796
Views: 2,626,999
Posted By lightfighter
ive never bought one, but: ...

ive never bought one, but:
...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 2,897
Views: 1,137,827
Posted By lightfighter
I can't believe how much time I just spent...

I can't believe how much time I just spent reading that. Please don't do that again.
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2,897
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Posted By lightfighter
Fair enough. But I'm still disappointed in Ktm if...

Fair enough. But I'm still disappointed in Ktm if they're not providing a church key anymore
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2,897
Views: 1,137,827
Posted By lightfighter
What?!? No more KTM bottle opener????

What?!? No more KTM bottle opener????
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 21,796
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Posted By lightfighter
curious, before i put in my order... how often do...

curious, before i put in my order... how often do you service the fuel filter? (try to pretend you are a casual vacation/weekend type rider, not in any way competative. Im just trying to not have to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21,796
Views: 2,626,999
Posted By lightfighter
Thanks. I was just thinking I didn't want find...

Thanks. I was just thinking I didn't want find there's no good place to fit it.
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21,796
Views: 2,626,999
Posted By lightfighter
Ok, I really need to get to my fuel filter before...

Ok, I really need to get to my fuel filter before the summer ride... I want to do the outside the tank filter RR is selling, but I'm wondering:

The $138 kit looks handy. But just the filter for...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 21,796
Views: 2,626,999
Posted By lightfighter
I was led to believe (at a KTM dealer in colorado...

I was led to believe (at a KTM dealer in colorado where I happened to be when mud ate my brake pads)there are two EBC pads, red and black? I went with the organic ones, figuring i dont need to make...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 768,545
Posted By lightfighter
Cobbly half assed safety wire is better than...

Cobbly half assed safety wire is better than losing bolts, yo.
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 768,545
Posted By lightfighter
EXPED dry bags on touratech racks for 10k miles,...

EXPED dry bags on touratech racks for 10k miles, 30% off road, no issues.
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 21,796
Views: 2,626,999
Posted By lightfighter
yeah, it can come down to where you sit on the...

yeah, it can come down to where you sit on the saddle i think, and tires maybe just play a role. I had a 950SE that shook like mad how i liked to sit on it at 80mph. if I slid back to the end of the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21,796
Views: 2,626,999
Posted By lightfighter
You mean the front tire? I've been through...

You mean the front tire? I've been through several sets of tkc 's and they always start to shake 1/2 way thru the front tire wearing down. I just put on a scotts damper more for the control and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 768,545
Posted By lightfighter
all very true

all very true
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 11:28 AM
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Views: 768,545
Posted By lightfighter
if your were seeking absolute strength, i suppose...

if your were seeking absolute strength, i suppose I would create a machined steel part that plus into the end of the tube, mates to the mounting area, and then tie the two tubes together at the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 768,545
Posted By lightfighter
Theres just no need. They wouldn't even be...

Theres just no need. They wouldn't even be prettier.
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 768,545
Posted By lightfighter
I've stared at it a lot, thinking along the same...

I've stared at it a lot, thinking along the same lines, while drinking beer(good wheats, not weasel pee)... And I can say that while not obvious in the pic, if you flipped it, clearance at the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 768,545
Posted By lightfighter
The TT spacers are only 11mm long. I lost some in...

The TT spacers are only 11mm long. I lost some in a tragic "didn't locktite them" incident a while back and they sold me more pretty cheaply. I Wonder if less standoff would work on the RR racks. The...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 768,545
Posted By lightfighter
when you say 19mm, are you refering to the...

when you say 19mm, are you refering to the length? those do not look like 19mm OD spacers. the touratech spacers are 19mm and fill the recessed area alot more than those you have pictured, it looks...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21,796
Views: 2,626,999
Posted By lightfighter
Throttle position implausible? That's my...

Throttle position implausible?

That's my demon. It would throw that code and go into limp mode always on rough trails, and only if I stalled the bike. No clue really exactly the cuase. I haven't...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21,796
Views: 2,626,999
Posted By lightfighter
Yup. You're gonna need to read the codes. Then...

Yup. You're gonna need to read the codes. Then probably start looking for chaffed wires.
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,847
Posted By lightfighter
There's a 1.5 gallon aux tank for the 690. Taking...

There's a 1.5 gallon aux tank for the 690. Taking from that lead, but running the intake forward and up to just under the seat at the steering head, they could have nearly 5 gallons in a 690 with two...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21,796
Views: 2,626,999
Posted By lightfighter
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/30587/i/miche...

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/30587/i/michelin-ultra-heavy-duty-inner-tube?WT.ac=SLIsearch
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,501
Posted By lightfighter
sorry, i meant reduces inflow restriction......

sorry, i meant reduces inflow restriction... quite the opposite of what i actually wrote. so it leans the bike out in reality
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4,771
Views: 1,631,685
Posted By lightfighter
If I had the money, I'd have the tanks. jus...

If I had the money, I'd have the tanks.

jus sayin
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 21,796
Views: 2,626,999
Posted By lightfighter
stole the jack from my sons deceased Lincoln LS,...

stole the jack from my sons deceased Lincoln LS, and made this with some scrap metal:

http://lightfighter.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/690R2/i-mNKC7dF/0/L/CA_01211500460583-L.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21,796
Views: 2,626,999
Posted By lightfighter
Just found this:...

Just found this: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PMHpfvSptxo

My Spanish is bad, but on the video shows that it doesn't work when the bike is rolling.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21,796
Views: 2,626,999
Posted By lightfighter
If you make a jumper wire, you can play with what...

If you make a jumper wire, you can play with what those leads control. You can adjust the trip meter by tenths, and I think there's a timer. The other half of that connector is elusive, and I've...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21,796
Views: 2,626,999
Posted By lightfighter
The cheap ones that go under regular grips work...

The cheap ones that go under regular grips work fine. I only have one setting. On(high) if my hands are cold, off if they are not.
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6,453
Views: 2,878,499
Posted By lightfighter
my 2 1/2 car has a bike, a couch, a lift, and a...

my 2 1/2 car has a bike, a couch, a lift, and a gun safe in it. the riding mower is trespassing until i figure out a shed for it, and the workbench is half covered in toddler toys. bicycles take up...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 768,545
Posted By lightfighter
i ride a 690 in a BMW R2P suit. I'm a rebel.

i ride a 690 in a BMW R2P suit.

I'm a rebel.
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 21,796
Views: 2,626,999
Posted By lightfighter
ive spent several google hours looking for the...

ive spent several google hours looking for the missing half of that damn wire to plug in a switch i dont even have yet, and have given up.
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 21,796
Views: 2,626,999
Posted By lightfighter
one day, ill have some cash, and pretty my 11 up...

one day, ill have some cash, and pretty my 11 up the same way. mine is pretty beat down looking all of a sudden. maybe I should wash it.
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21,796
Views: 2,626,999
Posted By lightfighter
cant measure that accuratly with the tools on...

cant measure that accuratly with the tools on hand, at least not on the bike... sorry

I like the 3. A little less grippy than tkc80's, but the front is wearing more evenly(at almost 3000 miles it...
Forum: Vendors 01-02-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,501
Posted By lightfighter
the pod filter reduces inflow and this requires a...

the pod filter reduces inflow and this requires a remap.

I gotta say that this is probably the coolest 690 fuel farkle under $500, and way more useful to me than the saddle tamks that cost so...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21,796
Views: 2,626,999
Posted By lightfighter
Ok, I've got karoo 3's mounted. Sitting on the...

Ok, I've got karoo 3's mounted. Sitting on the ground with 30lbs of gear on the bike, and 24psi in the rear, it is 4 7/8 inches from the rim at the sole nipples to the ground.(bike is straight up on...
Forum: Racing 12-24-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2,406
Views: 493,429
Posted By lightfighter
interesting paul... I was just getting ready to...

interesting paul... I was just getting ready to start working on a stretchy "boot" around my lite tower on the 690 to keep mud off the wiring
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4,771
Views: 1,631,685
Posted By lightfighter
ive run tkc80's and liked them, but ive got karoo...

ive run tkc80's and liked them, but ive got karoo 3's mounted now, and i htink i like them better for 50/50.
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21,796
Views: 2,626,999
Posted By lightfighter
since we are at least briefly on the topic of...

since we are at least briefly on the topic of parts, i found this irresistible:

http://store.specbolt.com/index.php/cPath/42/osCsid/739e87370496140e417103c88e99fb5c

I replaced all the allen...
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