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Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 07:56 AM
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Posted By Singletrack_mind
One place where changing to "mild" might serve me...

One place where changing to "mild" might serve me would be steep rocky downhills where a sudden stab of accidental throttle can be pretty hair-raising. otherwise I'm more of a "learn to use the tool...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9,903
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Posted By Singletrack_mind
Are you 100% sure? On the 690 we believed that...

Are you 100% sure? On the 690 we believed that the way this switch functioned was that the ECU would query the map setting circuit at start-up and the resistance read at that time determined what map...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9,903
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Posted By Singletrack_mind
I agree on the motion pro levers, I started...

I agree on the motion pro levers, I started carrying them on the trail as well even though I hate raiding my regular tools for my trail tool kit. They are nice and blunt and rounded so they don't...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2015, 09:38 AM
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Posted By Singletrack_mind
Maybe you should ride more:wink:

Maybe you should ride more:wink:
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9,903
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Posted By Singletrack_mind
trip meter failure

I've been having a small issue I haven't yet figured out and wondered if anyone else has experienced this: From time to time, the display on the speedo/combined instrument flickers and the trip meter...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By Singletrack_mind
This is key. I bought a 5.3g Acerbis tank in...

This is key. I bought a 5.3g Acerbis tank in November and didn't find out 'till I tried to install it in March that I'd been shipped the wrong thing. One thing that should have been a give-away was...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By Singletrack_mind
For people looking for switched power for a GPS...

For people looking for switched power for a GPS there is the little running light in the headlight; useless IMOH and so could be disconnected and used w/o harm. That's conveniently located behind the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By Singletrack_mind
I had the same experience. I ordered the part and...

I had the same experience. I ordered the part and it comes with a strange tapered set of threads on it as though the hole in the frame was to be tapped or something. I spoke with someone at Munn who...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9,903
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Posted By Singletrack_mind
=Sparrowhawk;26647857]How is the vibration of...

=Sparrowhawk;26647857]How is the vibration of your 500 compare to the 690 at highway speeds? I am considering a similar change of bikes. I've read complaints about vibration on the 500 but never...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 12:25 PM
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Posted By Singletrack_mind
First off, I came to the 500 from a 690. I need...

First off, I came to the 500 from a 690. I need the 500 to do what the 690 did, because I can't afford both, but I also want the 500 to do what the 690 couldn't (or didn't do as well with me on board...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 12:52 PM
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Posted By Singletrack_mind
I should point out that my efforts at...

I should point out that my efforts at re-callibrating my suspension were brought on by adding the 5.3 gallon tank. I was pretty happy with it before doing that. As a couple posters have pointed out,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By Singletrack_mind
I checked in with my favorite local mechanic (who...

I checked in with my favorite local mechanic (who happens to be a very quick MX rider), and he concurs with you: He would suggest a 110mm oil level for someone doing general enduro riding (like me);...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 09:27 PM
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Views: 2,070,770
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Too late : ) I swapped one spring this...

Too late : )
I swapped one spring this evening, will test ride tomorrow.

I am familiar with the effects of a larger or smaller air volume, but before tuning that I want to arrive at the correct...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 08:18 PM
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Views: 2,070,770
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Thanks for posting these numbers. This reinforces...

Thanks for posting these numbers. This reinforces what I was finding on my own. I had recently swapped from the harder fork springs to the standard springs based on recommendations from two sources,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By Singletrack_mind
The Scorpion AT front has been my favorite...

The Scorpion AT front has been my favorite all-purpose 21" DS tire for years. I run one on my BMW 800 and use it very hard on the pavement. It lasts a long time and for the first 2/3 of it's life...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 07:29 AM
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Posted By Singletrack_mind
:scratch And I thought this was going to be a...

:scratch And I thought this was going to be a simple choice. This really complicates things. I like it, but seems like a start up company. Am I right?[/QUOTE]
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Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Interesting, thanks.

Interesting, thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 06:32 AM
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Views: 2,070,770
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Speaking of "settling in as it breaks in": My...

Speaking of "settling in as it breaks in": My bike's got roughly 90 hours on it, nice fresh fluid in the forks, but there is a good 3cm of sticktion when measuring sag. That's 10% of travel, which is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By Singletrack_mind
preload adjusters

Does anyone know if there are manual preload adjusters made that fit the hex on top of our 500's fork legs? I'm kind of doubtful, but it'd be really nice for use with the 5.3g tank. Crank in a couple...
Forum: Photos 04-04-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 112
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Posted By Singletrack_mind
http://singletrackmind.smugmug.com/photos/i-F6rHrP...

http://singletrackmind.smugmug.com/photos/i-F6rHrP8/0/M/i-F6rHrP8-M.jpg (http://singletrackmind.smugmug.com/Other/misc-moto-pix/25046007_KskkT6#!i=3972854311&k=F6rHrP8&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By Singletrack_mind
1st reply from DP

The initial reply I got from Dunlopad stated first that this pad compound & product is a best seller, has been since '94, this never happens. Still, they were interested, and asked me to send pix...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-01-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By Singletrack_mind
bent rear brake pads

Here's something I haven't seen in a long time: The backing plates on my rear brake pads bent pretty badly just with normal use. These were Dunlopad #DP622. I happened to catch the situation just...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-23-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,471
Posted By Singletrack_mind
I've had no beefs with Basecamp until this one,...

I've had no beefs with Basecamp until this one, but this was a real hassle. Otherwise I've been OK with it, probably using it in a pretty limited way compared to it's capabilities. I just don't have...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-23-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,471
Posted By Singletrack_mind
And the solution is . . .

OK Chris, DRTBYK; thanks for your help. I got the answer off the Garmin Forum, and the answer is to re-name each imported file before importing the next. This was one of the things I'd tried early...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By Singletrack_mind
I'm not exactly sure what you are dealing with...

I'm not exactly sure what you are dealing with here because that steering stem SHOULD NOT be spinning in the lower clamp, therefore I assume you are going to be replacing that assembly. If so, you...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Of course I have no way of knowing if perhaps the...

Of course I have no way of knowing if perhaps the bike was over-filled with oil before the clutch swap or after owing to some other mistake, but the previous owner did seem like a very careful and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,566
Posted By Singletrack_mind
As described in my massive long wordy post #77...

As described in my massive long wordy post #77 above: Race Tech re-built the shock with fresh seals & oil, installed their "Next Generation" Gold Valve piston adjusted to suit my weight and riding...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-21-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,471
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Thanks DRTBK, will read this over and perhaps try...

Thanks DRTBK, will read this over and perhaps try it tonight.

As for why my download and install of Yosemite took so long . . . my connection speed is nominally 1.6mb per sec; in reality it's...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-21-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,471
Posted By Singletrack_mind
I started here in ADV, but since this is becoming...

I started here in ADV, but since this is becoming a really stubborn problem, yes, I'll go report it on the Garmin forum and see what help I get there. If I get an answer that works I'll post it here.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-21-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,471
Posted By Singletrack_mind
The "Duplicate" command in the "edit" drop-down...

The "Duplicate" command in the "edit" drop-down menu is grayed out. I have tried selecting various different items under "My collection", folders and gdb or gpx track files, and can't get that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,566
Posted By Singletrack_mind
And my shock replacement experience just got a...

And my shock replacement experience just got a whole lot more fun: A quick trip to the MX track confirms the Race Tech re-valve has done a lot to quiet down the rear of the bike, and this is just...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,566
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Mcachinebuilder understands the concept but takes...

Mcachinebuilder understands the concept but takes issue with my attempt to separate vehicle speed from shock speed because as he rightly states the whole system operates in a continuum where a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-21-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,471
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Dear people: I've now gotten version 4.4.6...

Dear people:

I've now gotten version 4.4.6 and am STILL having the same problem, where each time I import an item it wipes out the last item I imported. It still happens if I move the first...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By Singletrack_mind
I do believe a Rekluse clutch cover holds more...

I do believe a Rekluse clutch cover holds more oil: Reason I think so is when I bought my bike, the original owner had had a Rekluse on the bike which he took off and sold to a friend. He did this by...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-20-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,129
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Indy, with respect, I would suggest that the...

Indy, with respect, I would suggest that the primary factor might be the weight of the bike combined with the length of the forks. There is a ton of force going through that lower headset bearing...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-20-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,608
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Like you say, pricey, but I went with this...

Like you say, pricey, but I went with this because it has a pretty comprehensive selection specific to the 800, the quality is good, and they packaged it in a way that allows you to get it under the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23,319
Views: 2,954,697
Posted By Singletrack_mind
I know this veers dangerously far away from the...

I know this veers dangerously far away from the 690, but this discussion of anti-sneeze made me want to share: I just had a bad experience removing the chain guard on my BMW F800 GS to get at the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-20-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,566
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Race Tech re-build of stock shock

A few weeks ago I stated that I was going to have Race Tech re-build my shock. I have it back now, and can make at least a partial report:

The OEM shock is "non-rebuildable", so your average...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By Singletrack_mind
weatherstripping on frame

Another good material to use here is really heavy electrical tape. I forget the material, it's probably PVC. Comes in black, I have a roll of 5/8" width that is 1/16" thick. It's more resilient than...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Did you wait a couple minutes after turning the...

Did you wait a couple minutes after turning the engine off before checking the oil level?
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