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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-27-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By RickE
Denver KTM 950 Adventure alert

I was at Performance Cycle on Broadway about noonish on Saturday, Nov 27th. There was a KTM 950 Adventure with ADV stickers on it parked outside; I assume it belongs to an inmate. A couple of Harley...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,472
Posted By RickE
I just put TKC80s on my 2008 KLR and am...

I just put TKC80s on my 2008 KLR and am experiencing the same wobble at anything over 65.

I'll be watching this thread with great interest:lurk

regards,
Rick
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-18-2008, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By RickE
The center pin of the plug is the positive lead...

The center pin of the plug is the positive lead (the center pin is connected to the red wire).

If you are wiring it directly to the battery, then be sure to put a fuse in the red wire close to the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-12-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,140
Posted By RickE
Yes, although the correct version microcode is...

Yes, although the correct version microcode is required.

I have an 8GB SDHC in my 550 and have had no problems.


regards,
Rick
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 840
Posted By RickE
The Patman on KLRWorld.com has a write up on...

The Patman on KLRWorld.com has a write up on setting the sag:

http://klrworld.com/forums/index.php/topic,2334.0.html


regards,
Rick
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-12-2008, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By RickE
I don't have any trips on mine at the moment; so,...

I don't have any trips on mine at the moment; so, I can't test it, but try this:

Toolbar -> Map -> Trip Log -> change to visible


Regards,
Rick
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,522
Posted By RickE
Another possibility is to donate it to your local...

Another possibility is to donate it to your local fire department / emergency medical services -- they can use it for training in removing helmets at accident scenes.

regards,
Rick
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 438,459
Posted By RickE
Another idea you might try for picking up a...

Another idea you might try for picking up a tipped bike: Get a strip of Velcro strap that sticks to itself (Home Depot, Lowes, probably anywhere). Wrap it around the front brake lever and grip to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,296
Posted By RickE
Some small dog and cat collars are designed to...

Some small dog and cat collars are designed to break open fairly easily to prevent choking the animal. You probably want to make sure that the one you pick does not have that feature.

regards,...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2008, 09:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,359
Posted By RickE
Batteries are rated in Amp-Hours (AH). My KLR650...

Batteries are rated in Amp-Hours (AH). My KLR650 battery is a 14 AH battery. That means, roughly, that I can draw 1 amp for 14 hours before the battery is fully discharged. It would also mean that...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By RickE
I just finished the exact same search with exact...

I just finished the exact same search with exact same results. I got the HV30 and a HoytTech helmet cam.

I don't have a good mounting mechanism yet for making HD video; so, the test ride I made...
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By RickE
That's the trouble with having all the high tech...

That's the trouble with having all the high tech tools - I forget the obvious :doh

Thanks and regards,
Rick
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-10-2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,537
Posted By RickE
A Coloradoan born before 1960 calls it "pop" not...

A Coloradoan born before 1960 calls it "pop" not "soda" - It took me by surprise when I started travelling to other parts of the country.

regards,
Rick
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,737
Posted By RickE
The the other end of the spectrum of racing on...

The the other end of the spectrum of racing on Pikes Peak is the Ascent and Marathon foot races. Held every year middle to end of August. In 2008, it's the 16-17th.
The ascent course is 13.32...
Forum: The Garage 06-09-2008, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By RickE
Although not likely, it feels to me like you...

Although not likely, it feels to me like you might have wire the two bulbs in series rather than in parallel. This would put half the voltage across each bulb and they would burn much dimmer.

A...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2008, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,419
Posted By RickE
I got mine from tpimotrcycleparts.com part #...

I got mine from tpimotrcycleparts.com

part #
CY9996 - Mirror dampeners
PO200R - Mirror Right
PO200L - Mirror Left

They are Ken Sean, basically rectangular, I like them.

regards,
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2008, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,419
Posted By RickE
I got mine from tpimotrcycleparts.com part #...

I got mine from tpimotrcycleparts.com

part #
CY9996 - Mirror dampeners
PO200R - Mirror Right
PO200L - Mirror Left

They are Ken Sean, basically rectangular, I like them.

regards,
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-29-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By RickE
With the latest firmware, you can use SDHC cards....

With the latest firmware, you can use SDHC cards. I have an 8GB card in my 550, and it works fine.

regards,
Rick
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-28-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By RickE
I'll bet the pikespeakcolorado.com website...

I'll bet the pikespeakcolorado.com website (posted earlier) has a telephone number on it.

Regards,
Rick
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2008, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,218
Posted By RickE
You could just bypass the relay with a suitably...

You could just bypass the relay with a suitably heavy jumper as a test to determine if the relay is the problem.


regards,
Rick
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2008, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By RickE
The NEETS site will give cover good stuff you...

The NEETS site will give cover good stuff you need to know.

But a PIC sounds like what you are looking for. Here's a WikiPedia article to get you started:...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-16-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,694
Posted By RickE
I made a "field jack" from an adjustable cane...

I made a "field jack" from an adjustable cane that I got at Walmart for about $15. I got the idea from one of the web sites KLRistas like to visit (don't remember which one).

The cane has a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-16-2008, 12:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,694
Posted By RickE
On the 2008, you can find the month and date of...

On the 2008, you can find the month and date of manufacture by looking at the sticker on the right side of the frame just above the stamped VIN. It's near the steering stem head pipe. You can see...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,102
Posted By RickE
They did in 2008 models. regards, Rick

They did in 2008 models.

regards,
Rick
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-06-2008, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By RickE
I'd do the same. :thumb Regards, Rick

I'd do the same. :thumb

Regards,
Rick
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-06-2008, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By RickE
If you don't come up with something today, I can...

If you don't come up with something today, I can give you a ride down tomorrow (Wed, May 7). I'm in Elizabeth.


Regards,
Rick
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-05-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By RickE
http://www.pikespeakcolorado.com/ Has...

http://www.pikespeakcolorado.com/


Has lots of information including web cam pictures from the Summit.
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,733
Posted By RickE
Be sure they don't start mating. ...

Be sure they don't start mating.

http://xkcd.com/419/

regards,
Rick
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,279
Posted By RickE
I am new to motorcycles (under 2000 miles to...

I am new to motorcycles (under 2000 miles to date); so, I haven't contemplated riding without a helmet. After 40+ years of driving 4 wheeled vehicles, I find it amusing that when I get on my bike...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-02-2008, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By RickE
http://edgegps.com is their site. I've had no...

http://edgegps.com is their site. I've had no dealings with them yet.

regards,
Rick
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2008, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By RickE
I bought 6 keyed-alike Abus 85/40 brass padlocks...

I bought 6 keyed-alike Abus 85/40 brass padlocks from lockitt.com for about $12 each.

Four of them are for the Happy-Trails Panniers and two others for future use.

Probably a bit expensive, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,230
Posted By RickE
You've sold me! Where do I get Snell approved...

You've sold me! Where do I get Snell approved helmets for my feet? :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,454
Posted By RickE
I have Happy Trails SU Racks, and their design...

I have Happy Trails SU Racks, and their design means that it's a challenge to get the rear side panel bolts in without cross-threading them. I finally got tired of having to remove the panniers,...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,990
Posted By RickE
Wolfman Explorer tank bag has optional shoulder...

Wolfman Explorer tank bag has optional shoulder straps

Regards,
Rick
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-07-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6,764
Views: 2,255,941
Posted By RickE
I think they are distance markers for measuring...

I think they are distance markers for measuring speed from an airplane. Trooper in plane above you starts timer when you cross first one; stops timer after you cross second. They then know if you...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By RickE
I don't think the 584 is Bluetooth. I have the...

I don't think the 584 is Bluetooth. I have the BLU277 which is Bluetooth stereo, but it doesn't work with my LG VX8350 cell phone. The other party hears major buzzing on a call - to the point that...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,751
Posted By RickE
2008 axle nuts are different than earlier models

If you have a 2008, the factory toolkit should have:
27mm box end wrench
19mm box end wrench
extension handle for the two above
6mm Allen key
some other toolsThe rear axle requires the 19...
Forum: Americas 02-18-2008, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,521
Posted By RickE
read about shipping (and more firearms stuff)...

read about shipping (and more firearms stuff) here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_law_in_the_United_States#Shipping_Firearms

regards,
Rick
Forum: Vendors 02-11-2008, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,585
Posted By RickE
The template is screwed up -- the background...

The template is screwed up -- the background color is red and the forground color is red; so, you can't see where to cut the holes.

And the fitment chart doesn't display at all (just get a .jpg...
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2008, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By RickE
I just got my copy yesterday and it's something...

I just got my copy yesterday and it's something I'll watch over and over.

It also comes with a PDF file that has exercises that can be printed and taken with you to help with practicing. I've...
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