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Old 02-14-2014, 08:09 PM   #64651
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Dam, where do you ride that? Looks like to the car wash and back but I don't see the white lime scale anywhere, unless you polished it away. That is one well cleaned / loved Dl1000....... Mine was an abused child.
Old habits, I used to detail vehicles as a main source of income years back and my bikes are spoiled mechanical kids.

I'm not a fair weather only rider, but I draw the line at winter muck. Roads coated with brine spray, salt or calcum chloride, etc., the bike stays parked. I went through that with one bike years ago and even with daily washing the fight against corrosion was impossible to win.
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:08 PM   #64652
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Indy, the guys at the shop are going to try to get more DS rides in this summer so I may go to more myself and ride the 350 instead of the 640.



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I have crappy luck with batteries. My 9 month old BikeMaster battery doesn't have the balls to turn over the KTM on a cold morning. Research has led me to believe it's just a shitty under-powered battery, and many have issues with them in the big KTMs.

Mine has issues also, I usually replace it every 2 or 3 years. it was replaced before the Alaska trip as a precaution and in Denali, the bike would barely turn over in the cold. When I ride to work in the winter, I either plug it in or park it on the show room floor like I did today. I am not sure what you underseat pan looks like but I am thinking about moving my battery up there and putting in a larger unit and moving the tools down under the skid plate in the old battery box leaving a wrench out to get the skidder down. The downside is, there is quite a bit of heat up there.

What weight oil are you using? I've been using a 15/40 or 50 diesel oil and I probably should have been using a 10/50 as suggested by KTM. I put the 10/50 in when I rebuilt the motor last week and the thing starts incredibly fast on the battery that barely turned it over 3 weeks ago.

From what I understand, lithium batteries hate cold and love heat and was told to avoid them if I ride in the winter which may end this year, I just replaced my 2nd starter relay due to salt damage.



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Old 02-14-2014, 09:28 PM   #64653
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Actually, I changed my mind after viewing your blog, which I took the liberty of quoting, unmolested, below.

P.S., you should pay your debts, you have numerous open civil cases in Mercer County pertaining to money you owe creditors.
I molested (trimmed) it...

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Back on, I can go back to enjoying the ride reports....but won't grace the assholes with my opinions or comments on the "East Ohio Hi~Jack" thread...however with the new fun involved, I will make a few comments on the "JoMomma" section, where politics and flame wars are front and center...this morning I already jumped in on the Phillip Seymore Hoffman death....hoping to stir a few of the lefties up....

This is one thing I will never understand, why a site like Advrider would even have a jomamma section, basement or similar when it has nothing to do with riding?
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:54 PM   #64654
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I molested (trimmed) it...




This is one thing I will never understand, why a site like Advrider would even have a jomamma section, basement or similar when it has nothing to do with riding?
Not the riding but the social aspect of humans. I'd rather there was a basement where people can go to be arm chair warriors than have that bravado in here.
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:55 PM   #64655
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Old habits, I used to detail vehicles as a main source of income years back and my bikes are spoiled mechanical kids.

I'm not a fair weather only rider, but I draw the line at winter muck. Roads coated with brine spray, salt or calcum chloride, etc., the bike stays parked. I went through that with one bike years ago and even with daily washing the fight against corrosion was impossible to win.
Well sir, you do excellent work. My skills end with putting the bike in front of the sprinkler and walking away for an hour or so.
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:56 PM   #64656
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Not the riding but the social aspect of humans. I'd rather there was a basement where people can go to be arm chair warriors than have that bravado in here.
I can only take so much talk about batteries, oil and tires
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Old 02-15-2014, 02:29 AM   #64657
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The Wal-Mart battery in my DR might be 10 years old considering its performance. Then again, I don't even need it to be charged. Never mind the fact that I don't have an intimate enough relationship with it to be able to start it under 35 degrees.

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stupidly easy.
Oh and I just want to point out that he called you a slut.
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:39 AM   #64658
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Hoots! I was at the van wert vs wapakanetta game last night. Did you officiate?
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:06 AM   #64659
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I can only take so much talk about batteries, oil and tires
That's why we have guns and bicycles.
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:44 AM   #64660
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Mine has issues also, I usually replace it every 2 or 3 years. it was replaced before the Alaska trip as a precaution and in Denali, the bike would barely turn over in the cold. When I ride to work in the winter, I either plug it in or park it on the show room floor like I did today. I am not sure what you underseat pan looks like but I am thinking about moving my battery up there and putting in a larger unit and moving the tools down under the skid plate in the old battery box leaving a wrench out to get the skidder down. The downside is, there is quite a bit of heat up there.

What weight oil are you using? I've been using a 15/40 or 50 diesel oil and I probably should have been using a 10/50 as suggested by KTM. I put the 10/50 in when I rebuilt the motor last week and the thing starts incredibly fast on the battery that barely turned it over 3 weeks ago.
I'm running 10w40 synthetic.
I can't recall any way I'd get a battery under my seat, with my ABS model.
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:49 AM   #64661
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Hoots! I was at the van wert vs wapakanetta game last night. Did you officiate?
Nope took the night off....but working Lima Bath at Delphos SJ tonight, and end my regular season with Shawnee at Wapak next Friday...then take a month off before the College and HS Varsity Baseball season begins{if the freaking snow melts and fields dry out}

I was the play-by-play voice of the Cougars from 1983 until the mid 1990s/on Cable TV ... Was surprised they got beat by Wapak, but it's been and up and down season for them.
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:06 AM   #64662
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If I could only harvest the pent up winter energy from these 2, I probably wouldn't need an internal combustion engine much less a battery to power it up.
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:26 AM   #64663
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Nope took the night off....but working Lima Bath at Delphos SJ tonight, and end my regular season with Shawnee at Wapak next Friday...then take a month off before the College and HS Varsity Baseball season begins{if the freaking snow melts and fields dry out}

I was the play-by-play voice of the Cougars from 1983 until the mid 1990s/on Cable TV ... Was surprised they got beat by Wapak, but it's been and up and down season for them.
Yeah the game started out to be a yawner, thought van werr was going to run away with it. Got fucked by the officials (not really)
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:30 AM   #64664
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If I could only harvest the pent up winter energy from these 2, I probably wouldn't need an internal combustion engine much less a battery to power it up.
Now that is a great pic!
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:22 AM   #64665
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The more I read, the more I guess my assumption with how long a battery should last is false. I figured you should get 5 years out of a battery, assuming you never let it die completely. The more I read, the more I'm seeing 1-2 years is fairly common. I read one guy that said he replaces his battery every year, as routine preventative maintenance. Eff that.
I used to replace mine every year if they were the water/acid type. The sealed batts would last a couple and the AGM longer. The tender has worked great for me. I haven't replaced a single battery since Ive put them on them.
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