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Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 12:14 AM
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Posted By lightfighter
yeah, it can come down to where you sit on the...

yeah, it can come down to where you sit on the saddle i think, and tires maybe just play a role. I had a 950SE that shook like mad how i liked to sit on it at 80mph. if I slid back to the end of the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 11:27 AM
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Posted By lightfighter
You mean the front tire? I've been through...

You mean the front tire? I've been through several sets of tkc 's and they always start to shake 1/2 way thru the front tire wearing down. I just put on a scotts damper more for the control and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 12:59 PM
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Posted By lightfighter
all very true

all very true
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 12:28 PM
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Posted By lightfighter
if your were seeking absolute strength, i suppose...

if your were seeking absolute strength, i suppose I would create a machined steel part that plus into the end of the tube, mates to the mounting area, and then tie the two tubes together at the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 738,506
Posted By lightfighter
Theres just no need. They wouldn't even be...

Theres just no need. They wouldn't even be prettier.
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 11:58 AM
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Posted By lightfighter
I've stared at it a lot, thinking along the same...

I've stared at it a lot, thinking along the same lines, while drinking beer(good wheats, not weasel pee)... And I can say that while not obvious in the pic, if you flipped it, clearance at the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 738,506
Posted By lightfighter
The TT spacers are only 11mm long. I lost some in...

The TT spacers are only 11mm long. I lost some in a tragic "didn't locktite them" incident a while back and they sold me more pretty cheaply. I Wonder if less standoff would work on the RR racks. The...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 12:56 PM
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Posted By lightfighter
when you say 19mm, are you refering to the...

when you say 19mm, are you refering to the length? those do not look like 19mm OD spacers. the touratech spacers are 19mm and fill the recessed area alot more than those you have pictured, it looks...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21,193
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Posted By lightfighter
Throttle position implausible? That's my...

Throttle position implausible?

That's my demon. It would throw that code and go into limp mode always on rough trails, and only if I stalled the bike. No clue really exactly the cuase. I haven't...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 09:56 PM
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Posted By lightfighter
Yup. You're gonna need to read the codes. Then...

Yup. You're gonna need to read the codes. Then probably start looking for chaffed wires.
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 12:40 AM
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Views: 18,583
Posted By lightfighter
There's a 1.5 gallon aux tank for the 690. Taking...

There's a 1.5 gallon aux tank for the 690. Taking from that lead, but running the intake forward and up to just under the seat at the steering head, they could have nearly 5 gallons in a 690 with two...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21,193
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Posted By lightfighter
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/30587/i/miche...

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/30587/i/michelin-ultra-heavy-duty-inner-tube?WT.ac=SLIsearch
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,956
Posted By lightfighter
sorry, i meant reduces inflow restriction......

sorry, i meant reduces inflow restriction... quite the opposite of what i actually wrote. so it leans the bike out in reality
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 10:11 AM
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Posted By lightfighter
If I had the money, I'd have the tanks. jus...

If I had the money, I'd have the tanks.

jus sayin
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 12:58 AM
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Posted By lightfighter
stole the jack from my sons deceased Lincoln LS,...

stole the jack from my sons deceased Lincoln LS, and made this with some scrap metal:

http://lightfighter.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/690R2/i-mNKC7dF/0/L/CA_01211500460583-L.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 08:13 PM
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Posted By lightfighter
Just found this:...

Just found this: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PMHpfvSptxo

My Spanish is bad, but on the video shows that it doesn't work when the bike is rolling.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21,193
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Posted By lightfighter
If you make a jumper wire, you can play with what...

If you make a jumper wire, you can play with what those leads control. You can adjust the trip meter by tenths, and I think there's a timer. The other half of that connector is elusive, and I've...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21,193
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Posted By lightfighter
The cheap ones that go under regular grips work...

The cheap ones that go under regular grips work fine. I only have one setting. On(high) if my hands are cold, off if they are not.
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 01:08 AM
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Posted By lightfighter
my 2 1/2 car has a bike, a couch, a lift, and a...

my 2 1/2 car has a bike, a couch, a lift, and a gun safe in it. the riding mower is trespassing until i figure out a shed for it, and the workbench is half covered in toddler toys. bicycles take up...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 738,506
Posted By lightfighter
i ride a 690 in a BMW R2P suit. I'm a rebel.

i ride a 690 in a BMW R2P suit.

I'm a rebel.
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 21,193
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Posted By lightfighter
ive spent several google hours looking for the...

ive spent several google hours looking for the missing half of that damn wire to plug in a switch i dont even have yet, and have given up.
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 12:33 AM
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Posted By lightfighter
one day, ill have some cash, and pretty my 11 up...

one day, ill have some cash, and pretty my 11 up the same way. mine is pretty beat down looking all of a sudden. maybe I should wash it.
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21,193
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Posted By lightfighter
cant measure that accuratly with the tools on...

cant measure that accuratly with the tools on hand, at least not on the bike... sorry

I like the 3. A little less grippy than tkc80's, but the front is wearing more evenly(at almost 3000 miles it...
Forum: Vendors 01-02-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,956
Posted By lightfighter
the pod filter reduces inflow and this requires a...

the pod filter reduces inflow and this requires a remap.

I gotta say that this is probably the coolest 690 fuel farkle under $500, and way more useful to me than the saddle tamks that cost so...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21,193
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Posted By lightfighter
Ok, I've got karoo 3's mounted. Sitting on the...

Ok, I've got karoo 3's mounted. Sitting on the ground with 30lbs of gear on the bike, and 24psi in the rear, it is 4 7/8 inches from the rim at the sole nipples to the ground.(bike is straight up on...
Forum: Racing 12-24-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2,332
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Posted By lightfighter
interesting paul... I was just getting ready to...

interesting paul... I was just getting ready to start working on a stretchy "boot" around my lite tower on the 690 to keep mud off the wiring
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4,657
Views: 1,583,232
Posted By lightfighter
ive run tkc80's and liked them, but ive got karoo...

ive run tkc80's and liked them, but ive got karoo 3's mounted now, and i htink i like them better for 50/50.
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21,193
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Posted By lightfighter
since we are at least briefly on the topic of...

since we are at least briefly on the topic of parts, i found this irresistible:

http://store.specbolt.com/index.php/cPath/42/osCsid/739e87370496140e417103c88e99fb5c

I replaced all the allen...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 303,887
Posted By lightfighter
Nice demo. Very similar to my experience with the...

Nice demo. Very similar to my experience with the same process. Mine sounded a little more "tinny" though, and I put the Leo Vince back on.

I may cut it open again and try something else.

That...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21,193
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Posted By lightfighter
I picked up my rally lite before there were a lot...

I picked up my rally lite before there were a lot of options. (I like it a lot, but might get plastic plates at some point. Not really a problem, just a tinker)

I picked up the scotts $140 pin...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21,193
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Posted By lightfighter
Don't know about cross using rfs parts, but I...

Don't know about cross using rfs parts, but I just bought a scotts690 mount and pin holder off Ebay. I don't need the mount for under the bars. If you want it cheap, pm me
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 05:39 PM
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Posted By lightfighter
not the stock headlight exactly... ...

not the stock headlight exactly...

http://lightfighter.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/690R2/i-kzf9nVj/0/XL/CA_12111417334324-XL.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2,271
Views: 738,506
Posted By lightfighter
Fair observation.... But I just realized the pic...

Fair observation.... But I just realized the pic I grabbed off my smugmug is during the build. I actually ended up using the KTM style m6 reduced head bolts with the Torx inset(I found a neat source...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 06:27 AM
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Posted By lightfighter
The kit has evolved since I got mine, but I'd...

The kit has evolved since I got mine, but I'd guess those fix the bottom of the plates to the lower triple clamp
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2,271
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Posted By lightfighter
I havent added the rotopax setup to the middle...

I havent added the rotopax setup to the middle yet, because Im really really cheap, and used rain-x bottles hold a gallon of gas for 2000 miles, no problem.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 50,974
Posted By lightfighter
Just got my 11 forks back from Motolab in...

Just got my 11 forks back from Motolab in Glendale AZ... One day turnaround, night and day change to the front end. I took a 125 mile spin down along the Mexican border on a nice rugged patrol road...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,583
Posted By lightfighter
Nope. I wanna go 100, and then tractor up the...

Nope. I wanna go 100, and then tractor up the side of a mountian on the same bike.
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,583
Posted By lightfighter
Hell, I can barely afford a steering damper and...

Hell, I can barely afford a steering damper and fork overhaul.

But this thread is all about daydreaming...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,583
Posted By lightfighter
I remember way back when the 690 prototype at...

I remember way back when the 690 prototype at baja had a fuel neck in front, and essentially the tank we live with now... Couple that arrangement with a low exhuast that gets rid of the inletting for...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 21,193
Views: 2,527,295
Posted By lightfighter
http://www.ehow.com/how_12026147_check-motorcycle-...

http://www.ehow.com/how_12026147_check-motorcycle-stator.html#page=4

Check the stator connector too, visually. It's not the best connector, and I'm not sure what is entailed by adding radiator...
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