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Forum: Beasts 01-09-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 845,339
Posted By touring919
Or one could look at it from the perspective that...

Or one could look at it from the perspective that kawi is catering to those that realize the 19" front won't be used to its potential. And kawi is going after the hole in the market the high end...
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2011, 03:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,096
Posted By touring919
I agree with Jim. If its a truely a road (street...

I agree with Jim. If its a truely a road (street signs, maintained by local goverment)......then any bike can ride down it. That is why I bought a Versys. Its much more fun on road than a 21" or...
Forum: Beasts 05-17-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6,552
Views: 1,432,287
Posted By touring919
Picked up an 09 for a goood price. Bike is like...

Picked up an 09 for a goood price. Bike is like new and low miles. Hope to run it for a long time.

Indy has me eyeing up traxxion dynamics. I won't do the full 9 yards like he did. I just...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2011, 04:25 AM
Replies: 6,552
Views: 1,432,287
Posted By touring919
Indy, thanks for the info again. Those AK20...

Indy, thanks for the info again.
Those AK20 kits do work very nice. My 600RR rides like a cadilac over rough payvment and it is a 100% race bike. I can only imagine how nice the ride is on AK20...
Forum: Beasts 05-03-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6,552
Views: 1,432,287
Posted By touring919
Indy. Absolutly love what you did with your...

Indy. Absolutly love what you did with your bike. I've been going back and forth between thrifty versys and blingy 800XC. Your completion of the versys along with detailed suspension info have...
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By touring919
VIN on the frame. The VIN on the eninge is only...

VIN on the frame. The VIN on the eninge is only there to proove that itss the original engine (or not the original engine).

Cars have VIN all over the place now. Not just the frame. They have...
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2011, 04:22 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 26,175
Posted By touring919
I was 100% sure I wanted a tiger. After...

I was 100% sure I wanted a tiger. After compairing the S10 and the tiger in person at the bike shows I lost alot of lust for the tiger.

The tiger looks good. I know that I would love that...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,422
Posted By touring919
Good to know. How similar they are in...

Good to know. How similar they are in size/frontal area I would suspect highway to be similar. But my CO friend does get over 50 on long highway trips. He puts a +1 sprocket on the front of his...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,422
Posted By touring919
for sure the liteness of the 650 is a key, and...

for sure the liteness of the 650 is a key, and the fuel mileage doens't hurt. But from what I have read the 1000 gets good mileage. Especially compaired to a 990 KTM. Which I had, and I hated it. ...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,422
Posted By touring919
Thanks guys. Sounds like I need to start...

Thanks guys. Sounds like I need to start shakeing out the sofa cusions for spare money to get a DL1000. Now that they are no longer offered as new it seems used prices have gone up a tiny bit. At...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,422
Posted By touring919
Thats the problem. I doubt Im going to find...

Thats the problem. I doubt Im going to find anyone who will let me test ride them where I want to test them which is off road. And I know they are not dirt bikes. I have a 450x if I want to carry...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,422
Posted By touring919
specific Wee vs Vee question

I searched. But grew tired of reading about road riding 1 or 2 up.

My question. Which suspension is better off road? The 1000 has an larger diameter adjustable fork and more travel front/rear....
Forum: Orange Crush 12-22-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By touring919
Thought I would post more symptom details in...

Thought I would post more symptom details in hopes someone has a good idea on what the heck is wrong with my bike. If all else fails I'll have to the dealer after christmas.

On cold starts is...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-19-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By touring919
Then why does the engine speed raise up a couple...

Then why does the engine speed raise up a couple hundred rpm every time i turned the high beam on and it would lower back down a bit when I turned them off? Maybe its a symptom of my problem. I...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-19-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By touring919
I've never seen an FI setup that dind't have a...

I've never seen an FI setup that dind't have a tps. It does not have maf. It is a speed density system. Hense the map sensor in each "manifold."
Forum: Orange Crush 12-19-2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By touring919
Not directly it doesn't. But the idle is raised...

Not directly it doesn't. But the idle is raised when there is moe electrical load on the engine. Only a few hundred rpm. maybe the few thousand is an error on the motors part. Who knows at this...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-18-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By touring919
Just cheecked the charging. Of coarse now that I...

Just cheecked the charging. Of coarse now that I am home with tools out it is running fine.

The voltage with bike off was 13v. idleing at 1500 it was 14.5, reved up to around 6k it was 14.0V. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-18-2009, 03:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By touring919
Not fixed. So frustraiting! So it started...

Not fixed. So frustraiting!

So it started up fine. Then ran fine for the fist mile or so. By the time I got to work (7 mile trip) the rpms were hanging at 3500. Shut the bike down. Restarted...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-17-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By touring919
The short reply is......I think its fixed. Or...

The short reply is......I think its fixed. Or its at least acting fixed.

The long reply. I tried the 15 min idle fix a few times. Each time it reved between 3 and 4k. Headers cherry red each...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-17-2009, 03:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By touring919
DeeGee that would be hugely appriteated. Thank...

DeeGee that would be hugely appriteated. Thank you.

I just finished eliminating the possible vaccuum leaks. Canisterectomy. Checked other llines and found no rubbed through holes/crackes in...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-16-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By touring919
Thanks but I don't see anything in the HOW about...

Thanks but I don't see anything in the HOW about how to trouble shoot the VR. Any links to specific tests? Be it on this site or some other source.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-15-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By touring919
voltage regulator...HELP

So I'm completely sick of my bike ideling betwen 2500 and 4500 rpm. New batter made no diference at all. Sparyed brake cleaner around the throttle bodies looking for a vacuum leak. Have the top...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-06-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By touring919
That would make up for any lost torque at the...

That would make up for any lost torque at the crank. Also explains why CW was so much quicker than MC at the drag strip.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-06-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By touring919
07 vs 09 dyno overlays

Anyone ever overlay the graphs from a 09M and 07/08M 990 Adv?

I was looking through back issues of magazines and noticed the 09, which I thought made about 5 more hp than the older bike made...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-03-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,633
Posted By touring919
facinating!

facinating!
Forum: Orange Crush 11-02-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,633
Posted By touring919
As winter aproaches I wondered the same thing. I...

As winter aproaches I wondered the same thing. I figured the scorps and 450lbs would be a bad combination. But its good to know the tkc can work since winter is aproaching.

However. If anyone...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-30-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,607
Posted By touring919
Now that I hav gotten used to the v-twin I'd say...

Now that I hav gotten used to the v-twin I'd say KTM all the way. I've never been a fan of v-twins. I'm al L4 guy. But after taking the big twin off road I can surely say its a great engine for...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-25-2009, 05:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,677
Posted By touring919
Go test ride one! It will be time well spent. ...

Go test ride one! It will be time well spent. Your opinion is the one that counts. Not ours.

My opinion is that the V-twin shudders and chugs way too much below 3500 rpm. Making it feel...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-26-2009, 06:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,607
Posted By touring919
Pet peeve of mine. Bimmer = 4 wheeled BMW ...

Pet peeve of mine.

Bimmer = 4 wheeled BMW

Beamer (beemer?) = 2 wheeld BMW.

Hopefully spelling is not a pet peeve of yours.:freaky
Forum: Orange Crush 09-25-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,607
Posted By touring919
The 800 is way way smoother and gets much better...

The 800 is way way smoother and gets much better fuel mileage and is more maintenance friendly. If they were the same price I would get an 800 over the 990. But I got my used 990 for nearly half...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-27-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By touring919
I'm new here so I may repeating jiberish that has...

I'm new here so I may repeating jiberish that has all ready been proven worth while or not worth it at all.

i just bought an 07 3 weeks ago. Guy that had it originally said it had a very sntachy...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,581
Posted By touring919
Since it seems like a goodd place to put it. ...

Since it seems like a goodd place to put it. heres a ride report of the trip where I took the previously posted pics. Good time. Now that I have a 990 adventure I'm going to have to repeat it. ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2009, 03:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,581
Posted By touring919
Its an 02 919 on D616. How does one...

Its an 02 919 on D616.

How does one attache more than one image at a time?
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2009, 03:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,581
Posted By touring919
dirt roads don't count. They are still roads.

dirt roads don't count. They are still roads.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-06-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 318
Posted By touring919
Finally got one

After years of drooling I'm finally writing one of those anoying threads to welcome myself to the gang. Picked up an 07 990 adventure Aug 1st and so far couldn't be happier.

Great bike! Been...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-05-2009, 07:42 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 64,195
Posted By touring919
Any updates? Devoted 919 riders want to know. ...

Any updates? Devoted 919 riders want to know.

Big props on such a larg undertaking. Hope it turns out as good as the idea.
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 19,923
Posted By touring919
seat pads

Can anyone recomend quality seat pads that are durable and of coarse priced right. I've been looking at Airhawk pads but worry about their ability to hold air for years to come.
I've also looked at...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By touring919
Thanks for the link Hair. That was exactly what...

Thanks for the link Hair. That was exactly what I was looking for. And thanks to all others for your input. I was hoping to hear those words.

Why on earth get anything bigger than a dakar. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2007, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By touring919
Quik 650 Dakar question

Here is my major question that I have. How capable is the 650 on a highway? Can I expect on to run down the superslab at 80mph for extended periods with and/or without lugage? How about 90?
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2007, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By touring919
Okay. Maybe convince was a bad choice of words. ...

Okay. Maybe convince was a bad choice of words. I just checked out a 990 and a 1200GS. To be truethful neither one did much for me. Not as comfortable as I remember them being. At least not 15k...
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