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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22,257
Views: 2,724,112
Posted By mrpincher
USB charger placement

Motivated by spaceman spiff’s use of the burnsmoto USB charging plug, I found it fits precisely beneath the goldbergian inspired Touratech(TT) gps mount. Needed was a mounting plate for the USB. The...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27,766
Views: 5,510,504
Posted By mrpincher
Bundle

For some time I've been receiving a lot of marketing mail from Allstate. I'll see what they have going on in this region. The house, truck, and car are with Farmers and they told me not to even...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-22-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 27,766
Views: 5,510,504
Posted By mrpincher
Yes I do

:puke1 Do I like it? My rates doubled for each bike last year when I bought the KTM. At the time it all came due I wasn't in a position to have a protracted debate over cost. So I paid them and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-22-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 27,766
Views: 5,510,504
Posted By mrpincher
I knew it

I knew this wasn't going to be easy. I suppose the Raven initiation would be spray painting my lovely Blue Tenere to match theirs. That way I wouldn't embarrass them with the faster Blue Tenere...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-22-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 27,766
Views: 5,510,504
Posted By mrpincher
Hoopla Biker Clubs - a reprieve

C'mon here the discussion is getting way to informative and god forbid...dare I say, even helpful. :eek1 Let's see if I can break up the momentum with a stupid question before the other Tenere...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22,257
Views: 2,724,112
Posted By mrpincher
very spiffy mr spiff

Sorry bout the title. TGIFF!!

I bought a high dollar powerlet cig plug to install but haven't done it because I can't find a convenient place for it. This little USB plug would fit under my GPS...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 22,257
Views: 2,724,112
Posted By mrpincher
Nice profile

Are you guys running 12 V with a 10A fuse thru these little plugs? Just curious if you're making any other modifications or prep work. I like the way these little plugs fit on the bike. But -In...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,272
Posted By mrpincher
Did Caribou

[QUOTE=avc8130;19548000]I have Givi racks on my Super Tenere, and a pair of Pelican 1550s sitting in my garage.

Which mounting kit is better and why? (pics to support would be appreciated)


...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 936
Views: 263,255
Posted By mrpincher
yeah, something ain't right

I was wondering about the right tank in your original statement when you said it was only boiling out of the left tank. Both tanks should have shared the pressurization problem. The valve is open? ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 936
Views: 263,255
Posted By mrpincher
Right on!

It was so simple a solution I didn't want to try it. But I had to do something. Mitch KTM clued me in on the idea. He was right. Glad it worked for you. I've 6,000 miles since the fix and not a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 936
Views: 263,255
Posted By mrpincher
My 690

When that was happening to my bike, it was the rear tank vent. Heck I had fuel spraying into my face from both auxiliary tanks. I was told (in so many words) to pull the hose off & drill out the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 790,896
Posted By mrpincher
Please more

C'mon more.........I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for alternatives and revisions. I won't be happy until my work bench top is full of unused adapters and spare pieces for something that will...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4,867
Views: 1,678,174
Posted By mrpincher
Seat shavings?

:rofl:rofl

I forgot - after a couple beers one evening, I shaved my seat also. Forgot all about that one. Now the bike has that "swayback horse" look.

We should share our shaved seat photos...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4,867
Views: 1,678,174
Posted By mrpincher
Thanks for that!

I was confronted with this decision at purchase time; $300 - $400 shock rebuild by an experienced KTM race suspension mechanic or the $150.00 link = both dropping the bike 1". I suffered over the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2,572
Views: 417,451
Posted By mrpincher
Air Filter

Hey Beeners - In my case I had fine dust lining the air box both times I checked. The last time I checked the air box I also had a small spattering of oil. The bike had been tossed around a bit due...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2,572
Views: 417,451
Posted By mrpincher
Right on!

I would have bet my first born it was a rectangle. Sorry kids.:rofl

Thanks Mr. BA. Now I can call KTM Twins and beg for mercy.

The hi-flow filter arrived today and it just looked all wrong. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2,572
Views: 417,451
Posted By mrpincher
Air filter shape? Memory test.

Anyone -

I'm having a senior moment here.

Does anyone remember if the 2014 air filter is a rectangle or a trapezoid?

I remember it as a rectangle and I hope I'm wrong.

The pictures...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2,572
Views: 417,451
Posted By mrpincher
Thanks for the info!

I've been struggling with some of the conflicting testimonials here on the forum and couldn't decide what direction to go with this. I like your info about the High flow filter. My stock filter does...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,991
Posted By mrpincher
Got it and like it

I have a pro2. It runs Base camp just fine. I had to download a driver for the display to run Basecamp.

I use it out on the road to check and plot routes, watch downloaded movies, play a word...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2,572
Views: 417,451
Posted By mrpincher
?

I just (last week) installed a set of $49.00 Oxford (on sale), heated grips from revzilla. They were tight as hell and I cussed a good bit but they pushed on. They work grrrrrrreat!.......in this...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 936
Views: 263,255
Posted By mrpincher
Quick disconnect?

YP -Good idea - I'll look into the CJ vent cap.

So - You replaced the disconnect with a shut off valve?

There must be a lot more going on at that rear vent than one thinks. The first two...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 936
Views: 263,255
Posted By mrpincher
Avoidance not a fix

In my case, I tired shutting off the front tank valves and opening them after 40-50 miles of use without positive results. Glad to hear it works for you, however, my rear tank cap valve would not...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22,257
Views: 2,724,112
Posted By mrpincher
I needed spring in a hurry so I just twisted a...

I needed spring in a hurry so I just twisted a new hook onto the end that broke off. It surprised me how easily that "spring steel" bent with pliers. It lasted until a new one arrived.

My...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 936
Views: 263,255
Posted By mrpincher
Ball valve

John

Thanks for the idea on the in-line filter.

I believe the ball valve had just enough fine Texas dust in it to make it malfunction.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 936
Views: 263,255
Posted By mrpincher
fuel spray on 690

I want to report what I believe to be a FIX to my fuel overflowing the front tanks.

The rear tank vent appears to be the source of the fuel / pressurization problem that was causing fuel to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 936
Views: 263,255
Posted By mrpincher
tank pressure

This morning I tested for blockage and fuel flow. I was beginning to doubt that I drilled the hole in the pump housing correctly, even though I remember, before replacing the pump into the tank -...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 936
Views: 263,255
Posted By mrpincher
Fuel spew

Finbarr - A page or two back, You asked if anyone else was having fuel spray out the front tank caps...Me - mine have done that twice.

FWIW - I followed the tank install instruction to the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2,572
Views: 417,451
Posted By mrpincher
Let me confuse things

I'm also a new 2014 690R owner. Am ready to stop dickin around with the bike and get on with it. I'll show some pictures of my work thus far.....after I get my brake return spring replaced. BTW...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By mrpincher
Yes - same here

Exped said if I'd read the S/n on my overused mat they'd tell me if it would be covered under warranty. My pad was five years old, with over 250 nights of camping behind it, one day it started...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,979
Posted By mrpincher
Badlands pants repair

You're all whiners. :puke1 And I'm pissed because I have nothing to whine about.

Here's my sob story....one day i yanked really hard on my snap closure down at the bottom of the right leg. ...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,928
Posted By mrpincher
try this Einstien

Fill the bathtub with 2" cold water and lay your sythn fill bag in it and then get inside it and see how toasty warm you are. Ding dong! Then do the same with your down bag and see how they compare. ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 469
Views: 140,632
Posted By mrpincher
RR & tracks

Cannonshot :clap:clap:clap

Thanks for the ride report and especially the tracks. So far I've followed you in Big Bend, as well as the CDR. You've always taken me "into and out of" the back...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-29-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,775
Posted By mrpincher
GS not an option at any price ......

for some of us. Those of us far removed from the GS service centers, the GS is just not practical.

My 2012 ST purchase price was $13200.00 + $400 and change for a total five year warranty.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4,925
Views: 3,486,984
Posted By mrpincher
Lightning

Cattle are stupid but they're not completely helpless. Hard to believe what I'm seeing.

Cattle are not all going to stand around while killed one at a time by wolves, there's no defensive wounds,...
Forum: Face plant 11-27-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,198
Posted By mrpincher
Hey James

Hope you took my comments in stride. That is one bizarre picture you posted of the bike upside down on the side of the trail.......right?

Notice you have a shorter screen.

I have the big...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3,603
Views: 779,208
Posted By mrpincher
Hahaa - She's a spittn image.

It took me a second to see it - it's a spy vs spy transformer. Good eye man. How did you figure that out? Very Funny - SBG:rofl
Forum: Face plant 11-24-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,198
Posted By mrpincher
Stelvio is not an upside down dirt bike - c'mon

This post still confuses me after all this time. I keep "checking in" to see if someone has posted the mysterious f'ing reason the bike couldn't be towed out on its wheels,then I get pissed off all...
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 272,686
Posted By mrpincher
How's the fit??

Hey Thanks for the info. How much extra room does the larger size give you??? Just enough or a little too much?

I'm sitting here in my house looking at a size 34 that I ordered. Yes, they fit...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 121,119
Posted By mrpincher
Coupon codes?

Great idea here. Am needing a new jacket and would like to pick one up with a 10% coupon. All above coupons are duds at the checkout. I'll post back any I get after purchase - TIA
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 49,110
Posted By mrpincher
Soulo & Staika

Sorry no pics.

I have the Soulo for use when I need a smaller, lighter load to carry. Petra at Hilleberg remarked the Soulo was a very stable design in high winds. I can vouch for it's storm...
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