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Old 09-08-2011, 08:14 PM   #6136
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:53 AM   #6137
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You can get 15% from Munn (and their "list" price is cheaper to begin with). Just call Chip and ask about the part. He's been great with me, so I figure a plug for another good supporter is worthwhile.
Cool. I'll check them out too! Thanks for the tip.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:56 AM   #6138
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Tires and gears

Got out yesterday and did a fun 200+ mile mixed ride and thought I'd post how the new Pirelli Trail tire and 15/41 gear combo did. The rear tire feels just like the old Sync. Decent traction off road and no surprises on pavement. For mixed riding, this is a good tire. There are very few twisty roads to try them on here but on the ones I rode, it feels just like the old Sync. I don't have the pavement skills most of you do and would probably pee in my pants if I ever scraped the pegs! For all out pavement riding you probably would not use this tire anyway.

The 15/41 gearing is growing on me. The down side is that for interstate slab riding, it is too buzzy. I do very little slab riding though so it's not a deal breaker for me. On pavement at 75mph and above my hands get slightly numb after a while. I do not notice the buzziness at those speeds on dirt though! When going through the gears in normal riding with the 15/41 gears... -ok let's say when going through the gears as if cops were about, the relaxed shift points end up at 20mph for 2nd, 30mph for 3rd, 40mph for 4th, ect. Sure makes it easy to remember what gear I'm in. The upside of the 15/41 gears are when the going gets slow and technical, 1st gear is really nice, which would be expected. I am also getting better gas mileage which was totally unexpected. I had been averaging 38-40MPG with 16/41 gearing and was getting 40-42MPG yesterday with the 15/41 gears.

Here's a little chart to make the different gearing combos easier to compare:
17/41 (same as 2.41:1) stock
16/41 (same as 2.56:1) most popular gearing mod?
17/45 (same as 2.65:1) snowhawk's new tall gearing
15/41 (same as 2.73:1) my current gearing
16/44 (same as 2.75:1) chimp's new gearing
16/45 (same as 2.81:1) snowhawk's low gearing

I found out about the 15T countershaft sproket in a pm from another inmate who has been running one for 1000s of miles on his SE without problems. Here's some pics from yesterday.

The old wooden water tower in Beaumont. Thought to be the last existing one in the country.




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Old 09-12-2011, 11:09 AM   #6139
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Carbon bits.

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Old 09-12-2011, 04:05 PM   #6140
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Goodcat, Looks sharp!

btw, what tires are those?
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:18 PM   #6141
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Goodcat, Looks sharp!

btw, what tires are those?
Those, sir, are Dunlop D616.

Absolutely love them.
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:55 PM   #6142
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Those, sir, are Dunlop D616.

Absolutely love them.

cool...I'm going to have to try those after my pilot powers run low. Thanks!
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:38 PM   #6143
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More trouble....

Suspecting the fuel pump.

What are some symptoms you guys have experienced?

I'm at 12,500 miles.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:39 AM   #6144
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I'm thinking a Duke 640 or newer 690 might make a fun companion to my 950SM.

Any comments from other members who have ridden/owned a Duke Single would be great appreciated.

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Old 09-13-2011, 09:00 AM   #6145
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More trouble....

Suspecting the fuel pump.

What are some symptoms you guys have experienced?

I'm at 12,500 miles.
Bike will cut out (it'll surge for a second and then just stop) Kind of like when you run out of gas (don't ask how I know) intermittently but then you can usually start it again. When my pump started to go, I didn't realize that was what it was because it happened a couple of times right before it died completely. I think I had about 3 or 4 instances over the course of about a month and a half. I had 20,000 miles on my bike at that point, but i have heard others go as soon as 10,000 - 12,000.

Another problem I had recently was the side stand switch. I ordered the dis-assembly kit the other day and a new battery (shorai) because while I was diagnosing the problem I killed what was left of my original stock battery (which has held up admirably considering my bike is a 2006 with 36,000 miles on it.). I had the bike quit recently after going over some big bumps in the highway. Pulled over, tightened the sidestand bolts and the bike fired up. However this past weekend I could not get the bike into gear and tried cleaning the sensors on the switch and tighten it back up, but I think the switch is toast now.

I have been sidelined for the past couple of days. Come on UPS!!!!
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:09 AM   #6146
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I'm thinking a Duke 640 or newer 690 might make a fun companion to my 950SM.

Any comments from other members who have ridden/owned a Duke Single would be great appreciated.

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Depends on where you live. If it isn't twisty, you will quickly tire of a pure SM single. That is the reason I got my 950 SM, loved the shape, feel and configuration of the true SM ( sold my 650RR and FS650C 'Berg) but they were not good to ride to the twisties if it was longer than a 45 minute ride. The 950 SM can do it all, get ya there and feel like an SM when ya are there.
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:54 AM   #6147
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I'm thinking a Duke 640 or newer 690 might make a fun companion to my 950SM.

Any comments from other members who have ridden/owned a Duke Single would be great appreciated.

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I've had a little time on a 08 duke 690. Amazing bike. Little buzzy and breezy on the highway, and a little awkward for me over long distances. But super fun bike for commuting and canyon riding.
The SMC 690 is even more focused on twisties and even better at them. Fun bikes if you have a "big" bike for the slab and longer jaunts.
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:46 PM   #6148
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See here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...53&postcount=1 for my thoughts on the 690sm v 950smr.

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Old 09-13-2011, 03:47 PM   #6149
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Any comments from other members who have ridden/owned a Duke Single would be great appreciated.M
I had a Duke and got the 950SM. As much as I liked the Duke (they are pretty special bikes), I sold it a week or two later. The 950 did everything better for +99% of the riding I do. That roughly means that of the several hundred/thousands of NE roads I ride the Duke was more fun on about 4 of them.
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:55 PM   #6150
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Been having a blast with the bike the past 10 days-- several multi hundred milers.

The clutch slave started leaking, so I replaced it with an Evoluzione I already had. There was some corrosion around the o-ring seat, and it otherwise looked good. I'm going to fine-sand it and replace the o-ring and try it as a spare. BTW, does anyone know the viton number of the -ring?

As an aside, it was the easiest bleed I've ever experienced. I back-bled from the slave twice and that did the trick.


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