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Old 09-12-2012, 08:09 PM   #5506
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Hey Nippyman - You have my kind of profile and I've never got that Norris kick down right. Since you ARE my senior, I should listen up better. The last time I got stuck like that I simply dropped her splat and stepped off.

The nice thing with the 690 is we can still pick her up!

Hey Pantah, yeah I think we are both old guys and the good news is we are still riding and, as you say, we can pick up the damn thing if we tip over. I think we both have the motorcycle and general need for speed sickness as well. I understand it is not curable and is a lifetime affliction. BTW I can do part of the Norris kick to try to clear the luggage and if I succeed I then need to have physical therapy for my back. So, I continue to use the footpeg for easier mounting. Give the kickstand foot a try.

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Old 09-12-2012, 09:46 PM   #5507
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Crank, just curious. Some think the 690's tranny is too narrow to deal with difficult singletrack & high speed tarmack. I was wondering what you thought and if tranny work was part your agenda. Cool project!
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:20 AM   #5508
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Crank, just curious. Some think the 690's tranny is too narrow to deal with difficult singletrack & high speed tarmack. I was wondering what you thought and if tranny work was part your agenda. Cool project!
What tranny work? There is nothing that could be done as nobody will ever produce a different set of gears for this bike.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:13 AM   #5509
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Crank, just curious. Some think the 690's tranny is too narrow to deal with difficult singletrack & high speed tarmack. I was wondering what you thought and if tranny work was part your agenda. Cool project!
I imagine for the racing Crank does, the tranny is just fine.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:01 AM   #5510
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So.....that clutch lever has that magic dimple/bump on it that all other after market levers are missing??
Seems so. Im able to start the bike while in gear, with the lever pulled.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:27 AM   #5511
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Seems so. Im able to start the bike while in gear, with the lever pulled.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:33 AM   #5512
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No problem. it does take a bit of getting used to, as the relationship between the lever and pivot is different (duh) - so it has a different feel to the hand - but not bad or anything negative, just different.

It has adjustment for free play AND stop so you can tweak the position a bit more than the stocker and not waste lever travel after the clutch has fully engaged. Though they are not finger adjustments - you'll need a small (3mm if I recall correctly) allen key to make any changes.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:56 AM   #5513
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The "hop method" works great if you are Chuck Norris and know how to do a side kick. I have the same issue of clearing luggage especially my KTM tail bag. Pantah, you might try a kickstand foot for extra stability on soft ground, sand, or gravel. They aren't perfect but do help quite a bit. I have the Touratech foot and it cost about $30 as I recall. I am sure other companies make these as well. When installed it also gives you a bigger target to hit with your foot when you are trying to put the kickstand down.
I use the "moving horse method" to get on when ever I can as I'm totally "ballerina toes" otherwise...
"Moving horse method" = kickstand up , bike in gear, left foot on the peg, slip clutch to get moving stand up on left peg & throw right foot over..."moving horse"

Doing the "Chuck Norris" I'm always afraid i'm going to catch & rip the seat with my boot...
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:51 PM   #5514
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Thanks for the reply
Ok Ged ... You do the guiney pig. You buy it. Install it, and check it. And if it works you tell us ... I'm also shopping for short handles ...

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Old 09-13-2012, 03:13 PM   #5515
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Motion Pro makes levers which I use on all three of my KTMs. Much cheaper too.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:31 AM   #5516
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Anybody run a bar mounted windshield?

This year I did 5200k in 7 days and atleast 3 days of that was burning highway. I'de like some protection as im planning a similar ride for the spring.

Thoughts anybody? Im 6'3" should I just man up again?
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:23 AM   #5517
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Anybody run a bar mounted windshield?

This year I did 5200k in 7 days and atleast 3 days of that was burning highway. I'de like some protection as im planning a similar ride for the spring.

Thoughts anybody? Im 6'3" should I just man up again?
I tried Givi A660 (I'm 6'2) and it did not work as I expected, I got the wind at the top of my helmet (it's annoying). And the windshield began to "move" Because of the bar design is difficult to tighten the clamps (and it's very "crowded" on the bar to find a place to put the clamps). When I'll have time I'll experiment a bit with the settings.
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:37 AM   #5518
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Ok Ged ... You do the guiney pig. You buy it. Install it, and check it. And if it works you tell us ... I'm also shopping for short handles ...Paul Jr 8
Paul,
Thanks for the "encouragement" but I have Cycra barkbusters on the bike and for extra security, extra clutch and brake lever spares....... I figured if I spent over $100 on spare levers, I would never need them; had I not bought the spares....would've broken the original levers

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Old 09-14-2012, 02:16 AM   #5519
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I tried Givi A660 (I'm 6'2) and it did not work as I expected, I got the wind at the top of my helmet (it's annoying). And the windshield began to "move" Because of the bar design is difficult to tighten the clamps (and it's very "crowded" on the bar to find a place to put the clamps). When I'll have time I'll experiment a bit with the settings.
Thanks francs, maybe ill look more closelly at the rally raid fairing, but I was hoping to be able to just put the screen on for the highway bits, then strap it to my paniers for the fun bits through Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary and Romania...
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:26 AM   #5520
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Anybody run a bar mounted windshield?

This year I did 5200k in 7 days and atleast 3 days of that was burning highway. I'de like some protection as im planning a similar ride for the spring.

Thoughts anybody? Im 6'3" should I just man up again?


http://www.slipstreamer.com/Product/Sport/sport.html

The Slipstreamer Spitfire is my favorite windscreen for dual sport bikes. They are inexpensive, very adjustable, easy to remove and do a terrific job of keeping the wind off of your upper body.
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