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Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 41,613
Posted By sidewayz_control
Carbs vs EFI, that's a generational thing in my...

Carbs vs EFI, that's a generational thing in my opinion. I think that carbs are less reliable and you always have to tweek them and in my opinion much more complicated to work with. :evil

Ivan
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,055
Posted By sidewayz_control
So I'm guessing you guys have never had to turn a...

So I'm guessing you guys have never had to turn a sport bike...:evil

Little trick, pivot the bike on the side-stand by pulling the rear wheel up. The 690 frame serves well as a grab handle....
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 90,645
Posted By sidewayz_control
The fork tube clamping bolts on the upper triple...

The fork tube clamping bolts on the upper triple will nudge against the tanks. I had to adjust the steering stops by about 1 millimeter so basically nothing. If I get or make an adjustable forward...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 768,545
Posted By sidewayz_control
For what it's worth, Magadans weight just under...

For what it's worth, Magadans weight just under 10 pounds, Moskos Backountry 12 pounds

Ivan
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 90,645
Posted By sidewayz_control
I second what Landwide says, I wanted to go with...

I second what Landwide says, I wanted to go with the factory flange bolts and a welded bracket (basically copying the RFR) but they eat up too much space and will push the tanks out. So I'm thinking...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 183,172
Posted By sidewayz_control
That's not enough info. Is the bike...

That's not enough info.

Is the bike modified? Airbox, filter, exhaust, camshaft?

Ivan
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 90,645
Posted By sidewayz_control
I have the graphics supplied by Basel and made by...

I have the graphics supplied by Basel and made by Amped.mx. They are top quality and absolutely no bubbling issues up until now. Tank graphics are perforated (hours of fun taking out the little...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 90,645
Posted By sidewayz_control
That's awsome, I'll send him an email. I myself...

That's awsome, I'll send him an email. I myself actually only need the bashplate without the mounting brakets. Have a few ideas for that to suit my needs.

Ivan
Forum: Canada 02-25-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By sidewayz_control
Orange Crush Rally Open to all bikes not...

Orange Crush Rally

Open to all bikes not just KTM :freaky

http://orangecrushadventure.com/en/

Ivan
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 90,645
Posted By sidewayz_control
Have you been in touch with Michael at Rally raid...

Have you been in touch with Michael at Rally raid Engineering? He was fixing a RFR bashplate and was going to make a mold from it. I haven't gotten any new lately, not that I'm in any rush, it's...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,267
Posted By sidewayz_control
GPS Tracks from 2014

GPS Tracks from 2014
Forum: Canada 02-22-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,267
Posted By sidewayz_control
Yeah I saw you guys on the list, cool to have you...

Yeah I saw you guys on the list, cool to have you join the ride. The organizer planned route brings you to the late lunch stop where the ride in itself ends. From there they give you an easy general...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 183,172
Posted By sidewayz_control
Because most if not all motors have venting from...

Because most if not all motors have venting from the valve cover and the base. Where is pressure supposed to go in an efficient manner when you block the venting from one of the 2 ports? Down to the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 183,172
Posted By sidewayz_control
I wouldn't cap-off the entire venting system on...

I wouldn't cap-off the entire venting system on the cylinder head with a block-off plate. Remove the SAS, put a rubber cap on the hose that went to the SAS solenoid and leave the rest connected the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 41,613
Posted By sidewayz_control
There is no problem with the Quest the way it is...

There is no problem with the Quest the way it is set-up. Don't create a problem where there isn't one. And I think you guys are over-thinking it and going to add even more chances of failure.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 183,172
Posted By sidewayz_control
44 degrees intake temperature! Holly crap it's...

44 degrees intake temperature! Holly crap it's warm in Panama! :eek1

-25 deg C here today.
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 183,172
Posted By sidewayz_control
When you remove the canister and SAS, you play...

When you remove the canister and SAS, you play around the throttle body and throttle cables.


Check if a connector somewhere around there is not connected properly or that the throttle cable are...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 41,613
Posted By sidewayz_control
Make sure you don't have all your electrics on...

Make sure you don't have all your electrics on when you hit the horn button (especially on the 690). Or at least don't hold the horn too long. You would be amaized at how many amps those things...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 183,172
Posted By sidewayz_control
Something went wrong, you shouldn't have to do...

Something went wrong, you shouldn't have to do any throttle sensor adjustment if the bike was ok before.

If memory is correct with the stock EVO maps they are RPM relative so you won't actually...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 183,172
Posted By sidewayz_control
0215 or 0216 are stock maps. I had the 0215 maps...

0215 or 0216 are stock maps. I had the 0215 maps on my 2012

Yes you can load the EVO 1 maps 0231 or 0233 if you don't have the stock muffler. These maps are richer than stock and disable the SAS...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 90,645
Posted By sidewayz_control
Added to the fact that most factory parts are...

Added to the fact that most factory parts are normally sold to owners of factory bikes or at least KTM prioritize factory bike owners.

You can't even buy a brand new 450 RFR from KTM if you don't...
Forum: Canada 02-09-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 898
Posted By sidewayz_control
Permetherin, and follow the instructions as not...

Permetherin, and follow the instructions as not to kill everyone around you during application. Once it's dry it's OK.

https://sawyer.com/products/permethrin-premium-insect-repellent/

Also...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21,796
Views: 2,626,999
Posted By sidewayz_control
Others have already sugested, find another...

Others have already sugested, find another dealer. Somebody who knows nothing about KTM's will suggest a Powercomander. A KTM dealer that recomends such thing should be banned from the KTM network...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21,796
Views: 2,626,999
Posted By sidewayz_control
Start with the EVO1 map and do the update only...

Start with the EVO1 map and do the update only when you have finished all of your modifications and/or maintenance.

Be carfull, you have 2 different generation of bikes, they do not have the same...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 41,613
Posted By sidewayz_control
If you are going to dispose of those parts, I'll...

If you are going to dispose of those parts, I'll take them.

Also, you may want to install the lower tank bolt going the other way, nut on the right-hand side. Check to see if it wont touch the...
Forum: Canada 02-03-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,509
Posted By sidewayz_control
Glad you chimed in here bwokentoof ...

Glad you chimed in here bwokentoof

Attiwapiskat and Peawanuck... Can't wait to see the next instalment of "The Brokentooth Project" :deal

Ivan
Forum: Canada 02-02-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,306
Posted By sidewayz_control
Send them an email. They mostly cater to the...

Send them an email. They mostly cater to the street and race bike crowd and they are 2-3 guy operation. No big storefront or fancy web-site so they can offer good/better prices.

They are getting...
Forum: Canada 01-31-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,306
Posted By sidewayz_control
Harper said it a year ago, he wants a weeker...

Harper said it a year ago, he wants a weeker Canadian dollar to help exportations, which is true. But exportations for him means oil and nothing else.

Anyways... Since I'm certain the price of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21,796
Views: 2,626,999
Posted By sidewayz_control
This guy makes kits, and prices seem reasonable....

This guy makes kits, and prices seem reasonable. Has some bike specific kits or generic.

Also lots of FAQ and trouble shooting videos for R/R and stators.

http://www.roadstercycle.com/

Ivan
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21,796
Views: 2,626,999
Posted By sidewayz_control
If a proper map doesn't fix your problem look...

If a proper map doesn't fix your problem look elsewhere. A lot of problems if not most are related to maintenance items. Check connectors for corrosion, chaffed wires bad grounds, bad spark plug,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 39,749
Posted By sidewayz_control
Like Lee said, all pavement. If you want to...

Like Lee said, all pavement.

If you want to do maximum gravel, you would have to follow Deadly's route. Going via Chibougamau and La Route du Nord (407km of gravel). Then you have pavement only...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 90,645
Posted By sidewayz_control
I had the same question, was going to upgrade...

I had the same question, was going to upgrade also. But then again, if those plastic fittings are good enough for the guys who do DAKAR they are good enough for me. I'm not as much scared of them...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By sidewayz_control
Pressure washing... that's another debate... But...

Pressure washing... that's another debate... But I have always pressure washed my bike and car engine bay and never had any issues. And then there are proper ways of using a pressure washer so you...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,021
Posted By sidewayz_control
LOL :lol3 That's funny because that sign says...

LOL :lol3 That's funny because that sign says "Outaouais River. Access permit mandatory"

What one doesn't know doesn't hurt :D

Great Ride Report, planning on doing this trip some day (maybe...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21,796
Views: 2,626,999
Posted By sidewayz_control
Barometric sensor. Make sure it is unobstructed...

Barometric sensor. Make sure it is unobstructed and that the small piece of rubber hose is clean. It shouldn't be anything to worry about.
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21,796
Views: 2,626,999
Posted By sidewayz_control
Not familiar with the 2014 since it has the new...

Not familiar with the 2014 since it has the new motor but looking form the position of the plug in relation to the frame, that is probably for the Charcoal canister solenoid that can be found on...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 90,645
Posted By sidewayz_control
FWIW, A strong currency is never good for...

FWIW,

A strong currency is never good for exportation...

The Swiss Franc just jumped 25% in the last 2 weeks and is worth more than the Euro. It was maintained at aprox 20% bellow the Euro,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 41,613
Posted By sidewayz_control
The hole in the nipple on the throttlebody port...

The hole in the nipple on the throttlebody port is so small that if you blow the cap off, I'd be very worried about the rest of the bike.

You also need that port for the Quest kit.
Forum: Racing 01-12-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 860,506
Posted By sidewayz_control
I'll buy one of those bikes back for cheap if...

I'll buy one of those bikes back for cheap if they consider them scrap. It looks exactly like winter driving here in Québec but a tad warmer... (-25C here tonight). We don't have salt flats so we...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,043
Posted By sidewayz_control
Not in Canada... The racing part cars and...

Not in Canada...

The racing part cars and bikes together yes, ages ago... But I'm talking about the logistical (ahem...:augie legal/political :turkish) part of it.

Ivan
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