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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22,334
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Posted By The Letter J
Unbolt the pump housing from the bottom of the...

Unbolt the pump housing from the bottom of the tank and pull it away just enough for the screw to drop out. You'll have to siphon the tank (and/or make a big mess) to do that. I'm pretty sure those...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 22,334
Views: 2,744,009
Posted By The Letter J
Do you have a pic of it mounted on the bike? Does...

Do you have a pic of it mounted on the bike? Does it have a spark arrestor?
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By The Letter J
The 610 is way above your weight requirement at...

The 610 is way above your weight requirement at ~300+ dry, the TE570 (on paper) would fit the bill. Does it need to have a license plate/ go down the highway? Some of these (like the 570) are kind of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 59,497
Posted By The Letter J
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By The Letter J
Totally serious.

Totally serious.
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,482
Posted By The Letter J
Tack weld?

Tack weld?
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By The Letter J
It seems odd that a worn slide would cause it to...

It seems odd that a worn slide would cause it to run rich, I would have figured that would make it run lean? I've had similar issues with worn out nozzles/ main jet holders that were worn out...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By The Letter J
BTW, your passenger peg brackets are on the wrong...

BTW, your passenger peg brackets are on the wrong sides. :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By The Letter J
I guess I'm not sure what the question is? I use...

I guess I'm not sure what the question is? I use 14/15/16 tooth fronts and now just a 50 tooth rear (finally wore out my 48.)

I use 14/50 when I'm trucking it somewhere and don't plan to be on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 74,204
Posted By The Letter J
I saw someone in the wunderfest had used a Ram...

I saw someone in the wunderfest had used a Ram mount ball and u-bolt (intended for handlebar mounted accessories) on their kickstand for just that reason. Kind of like this one (but not with the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22,334
Views: 2,744,009
Posted By The Letter J
stupot: That "wing" that was added over the...

stupot: That "wing" that was added over the ignition cover on your Adventure Spec/ G-it skidplate is a pretty good idea, I might just have to copy it!
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22,334
Views: 2,744,009
Posted By The Letter J
Yes sir! Here is the "version 3" on top of my BRP...

Yes sir! Here is the "version 3" on top of my BRP rubber mounted SUB mount:

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/poloswim09/motorcycles/20121211_172901_zpsb6be3dd9.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22,334
Views: 2,744,009
Posted By The Letter J
Their site says "kit includes all necessary...

Their site says "kit includes all necessary hardware" so I'd think so... if not, I'm pretty sure it is just (2) M8x1.25x20mm bolts. I use the Fastway FIT system (which mounts in a similar fashion) on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22,334
Views: 2,744,009
Posted By The Letter J
Ooohh! I like it even more now. I've been kicking...

Ooohh! I like it even more now. I've been kicking around buying that tank to replace my leaking (my fault) aluminum airbox tank...I ought to just buy it already! In his vendor thread someone said...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22,334
Views: 2,744,009
Posted By The Letter J
I'll try not to make a habit out of it, but it...

I'll try not to make a habit out of it, but it sure gets the blood pumping!
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 22,334
Views: 2,744,009
Posted By The Letter J
Apparently my clutch had been slipping more than...

Apparently my clutch had been slipping more than I thought. I didn't take the bike out after installing the new clutch yesterday, but went for a spin to the hardware store today. I about shit my...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,468
Posted By The Letter J
Subscribed! When you figure out how to limit...

Subscribed!

When you figure out how to limit up travel without changing the extended length, let me know! I'm no suspension expert so I couldn't wrap my head around how to go about doing that. I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22,334
Views: 2,744,009
Posted By The Letter J
Yep, that did it! My air impact is a POS...

Yep, that did it! My air impact is a POS Craftsman, but surprisingly my little 10.8v Makita rattled it right off. I don't like how much play the outer basket has on the main shaft so now I need to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22,334
Views: 2,744,009
Posted By The Letter J
I'm assuming you mean alternatives to jamming the...

I'm assuming you mean alternatives to jamming the gears (so they stay put) while you remove the center nut? How about a strap wrench? I'm putting in a new clutch today so I'll let you know how I end...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22,334
Views: 2,744,009
Posted By The Letter J
I didn't find any acceptable limits for bearing...

I didn't find any acceptable limits for bearing play in the manual, but none of my other bikes over the years ever had any slop unless a bearing was pretty much trashed. I had about 3/8" of play at...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 192,359
Posted By The Letter J
Thank you so much for testing out Kevxtx's O2...

Thank you so much for testing out Kevxtx's O2 controller! I was going to purchase one to try out after our discussion a few weeks ago, but I spent my "toy" money catching up on maintenance instead....
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 22,334
Views: 2,744,009
Posted By The Letter J
Nothing but the finest Shell Rotella T6 :D in...

Nothing but the finest Shell Rotella T6 :D in mine since I changed the clutch the first time. I was using Motorex 10/60 prior to that.
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 22,334
Views: 2,744,009
Posted By The Letter J
My OEM clutch lasted right about 5000 miles......

My OEM clutch lasted right about 5000 miles... though I did beat the snot out of it on that last ride! My EBC is at 11000 (16000 on the bike), for the $46 I paid for new EBC friction plates, the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22,334
Views: 2,744,009
Posted By The Letter J
Yep, I replaced it a year or so ago and it is...

Yep, I replaced it a year or so ago and it is still in good shape. I posted above the "All-Balls" part #29-5068 which is a lower shock heim/ bearing kit for ~$25 instead of ~$130 (which I ended up...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 22,334
Views: 2,744,009
Posted By The Letter J
A bit of an update: I was able to find the...

A bit of an update: I was able to find the bearings at my local Kaman Industrial for ~$4 each INA bearing (German made) part #HK2016. The seals are 25x32x7mm and were also ~$4 each. I finally found a...
Forum: The Garage 04-17-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By The Letter J
A brazed joint requires a melting temp of at...

A brazed joint requires a melting temp of at least 840*... any less and it would be soldered. In the plumbing world with a typical copper-copper joint and 0-15% silver filler rod, the temp is closer...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2,473
Views: 796,273
Posted By The Letter J
Look here:...

Look here: http://bboffroad.com.au/shop/front-sprocket-case-saver-ktm-690r-690-smc.html
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22,334
Views: 2,744,009
Posted By The Letter J
Linkage rebuild kit

Does anyone know of a rear suspension linkage rebuild "kit" available for the 690?

I'm giving my bike its semi-annual in depth "once over" and the rocker arm pivot at the swingarm has seen better...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 59,497
Posted By The Letter J
What is the outside diameter of the spring you...

What is the outside diameter of the spring you are using? Of the 3 (or 4?) Rear springs that I have used on the 690, they have varied by as much as 5mm O.D. always larger than the factory spring....
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 59,497
Posted By The Letter J
I don't have a Tractive shock, so I'm just...

I don't have a Tractive shock, so I'm just thinking out loud... Is the lower eyelet adjustable for length like it shows for their "Overland" shock? If so, have you tried shortening the overall length...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22,334
Views: 2,744,009
Posted By The Letter J
We call that "The Captain Morgan"

We call that "The Captain Morgan"
Forum: Vendors 04-09-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 289,374
Posted By The Letter J
690 tall seat. How much taller?

I bought the first version of your 690 seat and it was much better than the stocker, but I wished it was a little narrower and a little taller... then you came out with your "new" 2012+ version that...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2,473
Views: 796,273
Posted By The Letter J
As Sprouty said, I'm sure 1/8" is fine, I too was...

As Sprouty said, I'm sure 1/8" is fine, I too was just working with what I had laying around and that happened to be 1/4". If I had to guess, I'd say I bent the plates ~10* outwards, you'll see when...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 124,343
Posted By The Letter J
I've been ordering all of my parts from Hall's...

I've been ordering all of my parts from Hall's Cycles http://www.halls-cycles.com/ I've received much better customer service AND better pricing than my "local" (3 hours away) dealer.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-03-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By The Letter J
More specifically? LA and SB are quite a ways...

More specifically? LA and SB are quite a ways apart! Where are you coming from? I'm in Santa Maria (about 75miles North of SB) and might be able to ride tomorrow if it's closer to my neck of the...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By The Letter J
Exactly how "fat" are your calves? My good friend...

Exactly how "fat" are your calves? My good friend has 22" calves and after trying on just about everything he could find, ended up with Gaerne SG10's and with the buckles and "razorback" adjusted to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4,661
Views: 798,986
Posted By The Letter J
clutch pushrod TSB

Did anyone ever get anything in the mail (or otherwise) about the TSB (technical service bulletin) for the clutch pushrod? I found the part number 8000H5375 but wanted to see if there was an official...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,502
Posted By The Letter J
Just to mix things up... FE650!

Just to mix things up... FE650!
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2,473
Views: 796,273
Posted By The Letter J
Out of curiosity, why would you want to remove...

Out of curiosity, why would you want to remove it? Did the NeverWet not work well?
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6,771
Views: 1,438,404
Posted By The Letter J
maybe a different needle?

In all honesty, I haven't played around a lot with different needle profiles on my FCR carb'd bikes, but on my 2t's the needle taper is the first thing I'd be looking at for the condition you...
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