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Old 12-31-2013, 06:54 AM   #21151
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I bought a new SUV for my wife this weekend. I was joking and told the salesman
"If it doesn't have a heated steering wheel don't show it to me". I didn't know there
even was even such a thing. Guess who now has a heated steering wheel?
My ST seat was heated and cooled. Fart for heat and stand up for cooling. Duh
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:16 AM   #21152
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Cycle Mall is in Orange, Ca. Call them, ride in. FLASH. You will think you doubled the power!! Tell em RadBrad sent you
Hmm, I wonder, will they do the ship them the ECU, flash it, and ship it back deal?
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:18 AM   #21153
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My ST seat was heated and cooled. Fart for heat and stand up for cooling. Duh
I'm afraid I would over heat my seat.
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:49 AM   #21154
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I dont own a ST so I can't comment about the viability of this, but, what about removing the air box altogether like on the CPR Designs intake kit? Basically this replaces the paper element/filter and replaces it with foam filter that can draw air from all sides. Apparently it's good for 10 ponies on the KTM 950/990's.....I dunno, just spitballing here.
That is a good suggestion and a few have tried installing two foam air filters inside the existing air box and removing the current filter.
I had a motorhooligan air box on my KTM 990 and it did improve the performance after tuning. I do know they design the air box as a pressure chamber so it helps to charge the combustion chamber with air/fuel.
We need to get a bike on a dyno and try a few different mods to the air box and investigate a ram air system to find if any improvements can be found.
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:54 AM   #21155
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Hmm, I wonder, will they do the ship them the ECU, flash it, and ship it back deal?
I will if they won't.

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Old 12-31-2013, 02:31 PM   #21156
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[QUOTE=pluric;23098795]Everyone should have to own a KLR at one time to realize the beauty of cheap functionality.



That's nothing for a KLR. I've had two and always just tied a shoe lace between the throttle grip flange and the twist grip body. Works great, plus it's cheaper than a Vista Cruise or Go Cruise!
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:16 PM   #21157
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I will if they won't.

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Old 01-01-2014, 07:41 AM   #21158
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That is a good suggestion and a few have tried installing two foam air filters inside the existing air box and removing the current filter.
I had a motorhooligan air box on my KTM 990 and it did improve the performance after tuning. I do know they design the air box as a pressure chamber so it helps to charge the combustion chamber with air/fuel.
We need to get a bike on a dyno and try a few different mods to the air box and investigate a ram air system to find if any improvements can be found.
The Australian and African models, IIRC, are changed before sale by the dealers under instructions from Yamaha with Yamaha supplied foam filters.

BTW, happy new year to all from a very sunny Peru.
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:33 AM   #21159
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The Australian and African models, IIRC, are changed before sale by the dealers under instructions from Yamaha with Yamaha supplied foam filters.

BTW, happy new year to all from a very sunny Peru.

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Old 01-01-2014, 09:54 AM   #21160
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The Australian and African models, IIRC, are changed before sale by the dealers under instructions from Yamaha with Yamaha supplied foam filters.

BTW, happy new year to all from a very sunny Peru.
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Why is that?


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Don't feel bad. You can have it too. You just have to agree to talk with that funny accent
and always have "Shrimp on the barby".

http://rideonadv.com/shop/super-tene...m-air-filters/

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Old 01-01-2014, 10:34 AM   #21161
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Kansas Sand

Last summer I took a trip out west and while in Kansas I tried one of the sanded roads that are so common there. These roads are not like beach sand or sand dunes, they are very hard, solid surfaces and this was my first time on sand. Being alone and 1500 miles from home I was fearful of dropping this fully loaded behemoth. After less than 100 yards I turned around and went back to the pavement. Scarred the hell out of me. I was maybe making 10 mph and the speed limit was 50 mph. I could have been run over by a combine at that speed The front end was just all over the place.
Has anyone been on these roads?
Are they at all rideable?
Does the "weight aft, steady throttle, and let the front end dance" technique work on these roads?
Am I just a total wimp who is an embarrassment to my ADV sticker?
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Old 01-01-2014, 11:41 AM   #21162
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Last summer I took a trip out west and while in Kansas I tried one of the sanded roads that are so common there. These roads are not like beach sand or sand dunes, they are very hard, solid surfaces and this was my first time on sand. Being alone and 1500 miles from home I was fearful of dropping this fully loaded behemoth. After less than 100 yards I turned around and went back to the pavement. Scarred the hell out of me. I was maybe making 10 mph and the speed limit was 50 mph. I could have been run over by a combine at that speed The front end was just all over the place.
Has anyone been on these roads?
Are they at all rideable?
Does the "weight aft, steady throttle, and let the front end dance" technique work on these roads?
Am I just a total wimp who is an embarrassment to my ADV sticker?
Sounds to me like you had death grips on the bars. Were you standing?

What tires?

Did you adjust your suspension at all for the "full load"?

When guys talk "sand" they certainly don't mean anything "hard surface". Stand up, keep your head up and look forward not down, let the bike do what it needs to.

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Old 01-01-2014, 12:38 PM   #21163
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Last summer I took a trip out west and while in Kansas I tried one of the sanded roads that are so common there. These roads are not like beach sand or sand dunes, they are very hard, solid surfaces and this was my first time on sand. Being alone and 1500 miles from home I was fearful of dropping this fully loaded behemoth. After less than 100 yards I turned around and went back to the pavement. Scarred the hell out of me. I was maybe making 10 mph and the speed limit was 50 mph. I could have been run over by a combine at that speed The front end was just all over the place.
Has anyone been on these roads?
Are they at all rideable?
Does the "weight aft, steady throttle, and let the front end dance" technique work on these roads?
Am I just a total wimp who is an embarrassment to my ADV sticker?

I would kill for some hard sand roads, this sugar sand in FL just sucks the fun out of riding a beast.
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Old 01-01-2014, 01:03 PM   #21164
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Sand topping or packed sand can be a great time if you just stand and go like avc8130 wrote.

I know there is also deep powder silt and Florida-like sand (except it's tan) near Wichita that was fun to rooster on a borrowed dirt bike. In retrospect a loaded & top heavy Tenere would have sunk in.
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:39 PM   #21165
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Supposedly because the strock filter doesn't keep our dust out, so the importers here decided to sort it. No warranty if fitted with the stock filter in Oz.
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