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The Rockies Winter Wrenching Thread.

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Geek, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. TheDudeAbides

    TheDudeAbides Sarcasm free11/11/10

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    Here's the low cost mod for KLR owners

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  2. Hondo

    Hondo **********

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    Just take the rear wheel adjusters and apply anti-sieze compound to the threads - :freaky
  3. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Fail! Think of this next time you sneeze in a full faced helmet:

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  4. StmbtDave

    StmbtDave AKA Invisible Dave

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    Corrected
  5. grub

    grub Requires Supervision

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    Dear Abbey

    My right front turn signal bulb blew. I pulled it and put in a new bulb, bulb turns on - doesn't flash. Left signal flashes. Swap left and right bulbs, right flashes, left no flashy. The way I understand things the flasher is single sided and is normally closed when cold and opens when it heats up from resistance. The old bulb and the old one that is still good are stamped 23 watts on the base, my problem is the biggest one I can find is 4 watts. I have been to two bike shops and 3 auto part stores :dunno Is there anyway to make the smaller bulb pull more juice or do I have to take the faring apart and try another flasher? These are the little push and turn bulbs about 1/4 to 5/16 in diameter.

    Signed

    Electrically Inept in Alamosa
  6. Blakebird

    Blakebird ran when parked

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  7. grub

    grub Requires Supervision

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    No Blake they aren't, but those look easier than messing with the fairing. It's a Brittania Composites fairing that was wired by the PO, HD headlights, and difficult to get apart. The wiring is pretty rough, sometimes my grip warmers work, sometimes not. I would like to pull it apart and re-do it all but I'm afraid my headlights would never come on again :D

  8. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    It sounds like you might want to do a thorough rewiring job. Tidy up the circuits, make sure that the splices are well done, etc.

    Geek swears by using at least 40 feet of red wiring in all applications.
  9. grub

    grub Requires Supervision

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    I couldn't agree more, but I'm the guy that had to ask if there was such a thing as a resistor :lol3
  10. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Getting the bike ready for the desert this weekend just now I was like "yo.. I'm diggin' the no-bend-over fake-dino-juice swap. makes it sheezy my neezy!"

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    ...and then KTM is like "BOOM! You forgot about the lay-the-bike-on-the-ground step mandated in the orange-bible you stoopid-hozy!"

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    Fail. :patch
  11. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    No ouch Leigh.. I laid the bike like that.

    That is the owner's manual defined method for putting oil into the oil filter during an oil change.

    The "ouch" part was having to take the bike off the lift, do that, then put it back on the lift :patch

    :lol3

    Have fun in Tokyo this weekend! :freaky
  12. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt! Supporter

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    I just skip that part and put oil in the case.
  13. grub

    grub Requires Supervision

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    Still looks easier than burping the 950 :D
  14. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Definitely! :D
  15. Tha Rick

    Tha Rick Shake and bake!

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    Almost done with a little project..from her facebook:

    Eva Håkansson shared KillaCycle Racing's photo.
    ‎-- Wheels are done!!! ---
    Holy macro - we got done today! Custom front and rear hubs, and four rims for Goodyear Eagle Land Speed tires are finally done! (Two front and two rear rims, to get a full spare set). Rick Larson at Larson Engineering is my hero. He has put in at least 50 hours of sponsored time in this project, and he has let me hang out and help in the shop about 20 of those hours.

    Next step is to have all the hubs and rims treated with "Irridite" which is a corrosion resistant coating for aluminum. This will prevent the Bonneville salt from turning the rims into white powder...

    After that, Woody's Wheel Works will mount the tires and balance the wheels. Then I only have about a hundred other things to fix on the bike before we are ready to go racing.... :-D

    // Eva

    ‎300+ MPH wheels are finally done! A little corrosion resistant coating and then its time to mount the Goodyear Eagle Land Speed tires! I can't wait to let that rubber hit the salt...
  16. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    Bump.
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    :lol3 :baldy
  17. HanzoSteel

    HanzoSteel n00bish

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    Just hold on there, we got a couple more months!

    I shoulda took a picture this morning at 4am, I was going to ride and left my bike out but it was covered in snow.
  18. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I guess this thread fizzled out a few years ago :cry

    I've been doing lots of wrenching recently. Today was a beautiful day to be in the shop :norton

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