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Old 05-24-2013, 05:46 PM   #8926
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In my case the "suction cavity" has many holes drilled in it for
better fuel pickup.
I'll try it without the return line and see how it works.

Max
When I ran mine without the return line I never noticed a difference, and that was without any extra inlet holes in the cup. Since, I have added a lot of holes and added back the return line.

I guess my thinking was that in lower fuel conditions it will simply help to ensure that there is better cooling of the pump. I think that if you were to really run it low then the pump, in the upper portion of the cup, would be exposed and the only way to cool it is the return fuel. This could possibly only be an issue for the last 5 minutes of fuel usage, 10 minutes, I'm not really sure about that part is the thing. And further, how often do you run it in on fumes?

I was thinking, "better safe than sorry." However, I am starting to consider safety wiring the bulk of fasteners on my 690 to ensure they stick around for a real long, hard ride. (I have been having issues even with red locktite) So, maybe you should take me with a grain of salt.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:52 PM   #8927
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Kirk! Dude that's horrible - sorry to hear that!

So they are totally the bike... how bout you? Are you gonna be 100%?
I jacked my knee up pretty good, but I'm already walking better than last week. No broken bones, so that's always good. Thanks.

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Good to hear you survived the actions of a careless driver. Too bad about the bike, too. Get your fair compensation. Your body and your time is worth something ($).


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Oh, I tend to just live and let live. It was a stupid mistake on her part, but being on a bike, I take a lot of the responsibility others should anyway. I never, ever leave the drive without a helmet, and lately that's changed to jacket, boots, and gloves as well. Nobody's gonna ever, ever change the carelessness of other drivers, but I can always learn something from every situation, and become a better, safer, and more defensive rider for myself. Don't get me wrong, I'm getting all bills paid for, but other than that... meh... I have the luxury of being able to work from home, so I was already "slaving away" the next day, haha...
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:23 AM   #8928
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I jacked my knee up pretty good, but I'm already walking better than last week. No broken bones, so that's always good. Thanks.



Oh, I tend to just live and let live. It was a stupid mistake on her part, but being on a bike, I take a lot of the responsibility others should anyway. I never, ever leave the drive without a helmet, and lately that's changed to jacket, boots, and gloves as well. Nobody's gonna ever, ever change the carelessness of other drivers, but I can always learn something from every situation, and become a better, safer, and more defensive rider for myself. Don't get me wrong, I'm getting all bills paid for, but other than that... meh... I have the luxury of being able to work from home, so I was already "slaving away" the next day, haha...
Kirk, glad to hear you are okay and great attitude. Great view you've got given this litigious society where everyone seems to look for someone else to blame and the easy path to a quick buck. I've had a few close calls from some careless drivers; but also take those as learnings to make me a better and more defensive rider. Had a great trainer on a defensive driving course who reminded us that "debating who is at fault when you are dead is pointless and too late - best avoid the situation in the first instance."
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:48 AM   #8929
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Kirk, glad to hear you are okay and great attitude. Great view you've got given this litigious society where everyone seems to look for someone else to blame and the easy path to a quick buck. I've had a few close calls from some careless drivers; but also take those as learnings to make me a better and more defensive rider. Had a great trainer on a defensive driving course who reminded us that "debating who is at fault when you are dead is pointless and too late - best avoid the situation in the first instance."
Exactly right! I often drive in different countries with different laws as to whose at fault. While the laws of the land may change, laws of physics don't.
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:43 PM   #8930
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RR rally kit roadbook mounting instructions

I am converting my 690 with RR EVO1 adventure kit to EVO2 rally kit (minus the new headlight kit, as I decided to use the old KTM990 headlight kit). I got the new cockpit support fitted on the bike. The only issue I had was when fitting the roadbook plate. There is an adjustable T-post held by 2 screws. The roadbook plate is mounted to the T-post. See the pic below.




With the T-post in the original position, my handlebars are hitting the roadbook plate. Look at the pic below. You cant tell that the handlebars hit the roadbook plate but they do.



If I move the T-Post higher I can avoid this problem. However that means I can only use 1 screw to hold the T-post to the cockpit support. Is this OK to do or am I missing something ? Since my roadbook plate is going to have a F2R 730 roadbook, 1 ICO, 1 RNS repeater and the stock OEM repeater, I am not sure if raising the T-post with it being held by just one screw is a good option ? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:43 PM   #8931
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I ordered in a Center stand from Lost Dog.
Looking forward to that.
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:57 PM   #8932
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Excited for you! It is very nice to have.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:45 PM   #8933
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I have a 300 mile ride tomorrow so I did her first oil change today and installed the Scotts filters. 548 miles and nothing to speak of on the screens, magnet or in the drain pan so tomorrow we get to thrash the crap out of her and see if we can both make it back in one piece.



Oh by the way, I did 96 miles today, stopped, filled her up and she took 1.44 gallons so 60MPG for my 2013 with the FMF, stock filter and no SAS/canister for anyone wondering.
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:01 PM   #8934
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I ordered in a Center stand from Lost Dog.
Looking forward to that.
You will love it. Almost like it's not there till you need /want to use it.
Also makes changing a flat in the middle of nowhere super easy.
Great product, great guy!
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:08 AM   #8935
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hi chaps

how do I fit the original mirrors? I've just bought a new (secondhand) bike - the previous owner never fitted the mirrors. I've just gone to do it, but the thread highlighted is bigger (maybe M10?) than the actual thread on the bottom of the mirror assembly (maybe M8?)

any ideas? Is there a collet or adaptor that's missing? (this is a smc-r btw)



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Old 05-26-2013, 01:10 AM   #8936
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I have a 300 mile ride tomorrow so I did her first oil change today and installed the Scotts filters. 548 miles and nothing to speak of on the screens, magnet or in the drain pan so tomorrow we get to thrash the crap out of her and see if we can both make it back in one piece.



Oh by the way, I did 96 miles today, stopped, filled her up and she took 1.44 gallons so 60MPG for my 2013 with the FMF, stock filter and no SAS/canister for anyone wondering.
Is the stock filter now foam, or is it that awful paper filter that they put in the 2012 model ... ?

If it's not the foam filter, put one in and you'll be astonished by the difference - I think the $80 Rally Raid (Twin-Air) foam filter I fitted had more effect than the $800 Akrapovic ...

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Old 05-26-2013, 01:19 AM   #8937
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my handlebars are hitting the roadbook plate. Look at the pic below. You cant tell that the handlebars hit the roadbook plate but they do.
When you say handlebars do you mean your barkbusters?
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:36 AM   #8938
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When you say handlebars do you mean your barkbusters?
My bars also touch the RB. I adjusted the RB as flat as practical and turn out the steering lock bolts to protect the RB in the event of a crash.
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:44 AM   #8939
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hi chaps

how do I fit the original mirrors? I've just bought a new (secondhand) bike - the previous owner never fitted the mirrors. I've just gone to do it, but the thread highlighted is bigger (maybe M10?) than the actual thread on the bottom of the mirror assembly (maybe M8?)

any ideas? Is there a collet or adaptor that's missing? (this is a smc-r btw)



a pic in case anyone wants to see it:


There is an adapter piece that goes between the OEM mirror and the mounting point, part number 58412040050.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:57 AM   #8940
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