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Old 10-05-2013, 08:37 PM   #11341
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I invented this process, and it has impressed some suspension tuners with the ease and accuracy of adjustment. Of course, you need to buy a piece of glass, which is a slight PITA. You may refer to it as The Roadracer Al Procedure.
That is indeed brilliant! They would call that Jugaad in India.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jugaad
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:54 AM   #11342
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I invented this process, and it has impressed some suspension tuners with the ease and accuracy of adjustment. Of course, you need to buy a piece of glass, which is a slight PITA. You may refer to it as The Roadracer Al Procedure.
Thanks Roadracer Al. This place continues to amaze.
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:45 AM   #11343
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She is like a fine whiskey.. you don't mix her with diet coke.

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Old 10-06-2013, 11:59 AM   #11344
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Hi I'm on the lookout for a new bike and at the moment it looks like the 690 with RR evo 2 tanks is at the top of the list. I will be buying secondhand so are the any year models I should avoid or be looking out for ? I see a lot of you guys are changing your exhaust. Is this just to get away from the CAT ? If so has anyone removed the CAT from the OE and welded it back up ? (I did this on my x challenge and it worked great) if I did this would the bike need to be remapped ? ( on my BMW it never) . Are the any known faults I should be looking out for when going to see 690 ? What are they like to work on ? Iv never had a KTM so it's all new to me.
Sorry for so many questions
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The first post in Noah's epic RTW thread gives a good list of the issues his two 690's have had. They are representative of what to expect. It's a great bike. Caution: if you haven't started this thread already, you'll likely be needing some sleep real soon.
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:17 PM   #11345
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Does anyone have any recommendations for a fuel stabilizer for storage?
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:00 PM   #11346
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Does anyone have any recommendations for a fuel stabilizer for storage?
Just come South and keep riding....
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:06 PM   #11347
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Just come South and keep riding....
Haha, not really an option right now.
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:46 PM   #11348
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Does anyone have any recommendations for a fuel stabilizer for storage?
Just drain it.
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:26 PM   #11349
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Just drain it.
It is a plastic tank...nothing to rust. Pump should be fine.
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:38 PM   #11350
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...but the fuel will be old and rotten regardless of what the tank is made of
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:41 PM   #11351
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Yep....just drain it.
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:46 PM   #11352
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I would think keeping the pump submerged in fuel would be better than open to air. Put a tank of 94 octane in her with a cap of fuel stablizer from Canadian Tire, that should keep it safe for the next few months:)
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:17 PM   #11353
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:31 PM   #11354
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Does anyone have any recommendations for a fuel stabilizer for storage?
If you want to keep fuel in it, several Seattle area local equipment rental outfits and gas power tool shops told me the best stuff they've tried is

Interlube International Opti-Mizer Fuel Stabilizer

It's what I've used for a few years now and it seems to work well in my generators, which I keep ready all the time, and I keep fuel in my bikes and gas power tools year round with it, with no problems.

Easily found on Amazon for example and the local gas power tool shops had some. They all said Sta-bil was junk, and the rental places especially should know.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:07 AM   #11355
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...but the fuel will be old and rotten regardless of what the tank is made of

hence the just drain it. the point of leaving a metal tank full of fuel is to help prevent moisture buildup and corrosion
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