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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:30 PM
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Posted By danketchpel
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j192/danketchpel...

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j192/danketchpel/Dirtbiking/bike%20pix/Husky%20TR650/20141122_180905-2.jpg...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11,578
Views: 1,547,081
Posted By danketchpel
I'm not sure the KLR is the best benchmark, just...

I'm not sure the KLR is the best benchmark, just say 'en.

I think a 6 spd is always better regardless. Every bike I've had with one seemed better than those I've had with 5 spds. I wish the Husky...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 09:15 AM
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Posted By danketchpel
Those are nice looking pipes. Overall it's a nice...

Those are nice looking pipes. Overall it's a nice looking Scrambler.

If you can get the power bumped up some it would be a nice option. I think that engine should be making around 58 -60 hp which...
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11,578
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Posted By danketchpel
I had problems with my Nuvi 260 and the mini USB...

I had problems with my Nuvi 260 and the mini USB power connector when I had it mounted on the Stelvio. It worked fine for quite some time on the Vstrom with the same RAM mount, but not the Stelvio. ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 07:46 PM
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Posted By danketchpel
I've ridden a DR650, it's better than a KLR but...

I've ridden a DR650, it's better than a KLR but not as good as the Terra.

The Terra really is a complete step above the Japanese competitors, just know you need to fix the stumbling etc. to be...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5,454
Views: 659,634
Posted By danketchpel
I like it, well done. I think the Rad. fan mounts...

I like it, well done. I think the Rad. fan mounts were a good way to go.
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5,454
Views: 659,634
Posted By danketchpel
I got the second fan installed today. Here...

I got the second fan installed today.

Here is the fan direct from SPAL (https://webstore.spalusa.com/en-us/product/0164/products/fans/motorcycle-atv/30103009/va32-a101-62s-4-p-12v-sum.aspx) for...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,052
Posted By danketchpel
Yup, I don't want laces on my riding boots. ...

Yup, I don't want laces on my riding boots.

I use the Alpinestar Web Goretex street boots. They don't offer the gnarly protection of moto boots but they are very comfortable to walk in and water...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 04:14 PM
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Posted By danketchpel
I have a set on mine but made a custom set of...

I have a set on mine but made a custom set of risers to get the position where I wanted.

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j192/danketchpel/Street%20bikes/MG%20Stelvio/20130625_081830-1-1.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5,454
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Posted By danketchpel
Here's a couple photos of the holes I put in the...

Here's a couple photos of the holes I put in the rear portion of the front fender.

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j192/danketchpel/Dirtbiking/bike%20pix/Husky%20TR650/IMG_0121-1.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5,454
Views: 659,634
Posted By danketchpel
Has anybody used these Dakar soft bags from...

Has anybody used these Dakar soft bags from Bag-Connection (http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-motech-bags-connection-dakar-waterproof-soft-saddlebags-for-kawasaki-klr650-08-14)?
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 18,694
Posted By danketchpel
I started moving into the "see if I can improve...

I started moving into the "see if I can improve mpg" phase of my mapping. After a couple tanks averaging around 50 or so last night I bumped the AFR for the cruise range (4k - 5,250 rpm & 5-15%...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11,578
Views: 1,547,081
Posted By danketchpel
I was very happy with the Adventure ones I put on...

I was very happy with the Adventure ones I put on the KLR. I'm planning on putting the same ones on the Husky pretty soon as temps are starting to drop.

What do you think of the S10? I test rode a...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11,578
Views: 1,547,081
Posted By danketchpel
Yes, that stupid American style 12v socket just...

Yes, that stupid American style 12v socket just sucks, it doesn't even work well in a car. Yet, I continue to see it installed on new bikes from most manufacturers. I think BMW and Triumph are the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,347
Posted By danketchpel
I would vote for a Tiger 800 roadie or the new...

I would vote for a Tiger 800 roadie or the new FJ-09 which has nice luggage and l larger windscreen options. Possibly the Tiger 1050 Sport if it's offered in Canada, we don't get them in the States,...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11,578
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Posted By danketchpel
I think Oxford changed the rubber they use on the...

I think Oxford changed the rubber they use on the newer "Premium" grips. I see the originals were very soft. I put the new Premium "Adventure" grips on the KLR and I thought the grip material was...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11,578
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Posted By danketchpel
I'd go someplace that had a good reputation and...

I'd go someplace that had a good reputation and wasn't three snowy passes away if I had a choice. I have no idea who's good up in your area.

If getting to Empire isn't a huge issue, and they are...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 18,694
Posted By danketchpel
I wouldn't mind finding some fully adjustable...

I wouldn't mind finding some fully adjustable forks for this bike, then later a rear shock.
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5,454
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Posted By danketchpel
I was at the Long Beach Motorcycle show yesterday...

I was at the Long Beach Motorcycle show yesterday and I happen to see this interesting digitally controlled fan kit that KTM sells as an aftermarket kit for their bikes. It looks like the same 4"...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5,454
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Posted By danketchpel
Yes, I went for a Seat Concepts "standard" height...

Yes, I went for a Seat Concepts "standard" height ..... with some modifications.

I found out the standard height foam raises the front area to make it more flat, but that's where I really needed...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11,578
Views: 1,547,081
Posted By danketchpel
That was my primary concern. I don't want to buy...

That was my primary concern. I don't want to buy new gloves just to be able to use them.

I've never found a place that carried them so I could try them on.
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 08:24 PM
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Posted By danketchpel
I'm glad to hear you got it home in the garage,...

I'm glad to hear you got it home in the garage, that's a huge step right there. Congrats !!!

Post up a few pix so we can have a look at your new ride. We need more pix in this thread. Those lucky...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11,578
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Posted By danketchpel
Ya I've been filling it to the very top. It used...

Ya I've been filling it to the very top. It used to show the full bar consistently but then it got erratic sometimes/sometimes not, now it's consistently "not" showing the top bar when I fill up.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5,454
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Posted By danketchpel
I have found my bike is quite a bit more stable...

I have found my bike is quite a bit more stable with weight on the luggage rack. When I ride to work with my laptop in the rear topbox it's much more stable than when the box is empty or not there....
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5,454
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Posted By danketchpel
Mine only comes on in extended slow riding, say...

Mine only comes on in extended slow riding, say 2nd gear stuff for a period of time. The other time is extended idling.

If I'm riding over 40 mph no problems. It seems like it's the 35 mph and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 18,694
Posted By danketchpel
It's my experience that dyno tuning is a good...

It's my experience that dyno tuning is a good place to start, then refine by riding in the real world.





As much as I'd love some riding in NM it probably won't be happening on the Terra. If...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11,578
Views: 1,547,081
Posted By danketchpel
I'm having a problem with my fuel gauge not...

I'm having a problem with my fuel gauge not reading when the fuel tank is full, ie the top bar. It works/reads fine for all the bars below that. It started acting up a couple months ago.

Has...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11,578
Views: 1,547,081
Posted By danketchpel
I've had both the Oxfords on my KLR and the OEM...

I've had both the Oxfords on my KLR and the OEM heated grips on the Stelvio. The Oxfords definitely get hotter.

For California weather I find the OEM Guzzi grips OK but if I were riding in colder...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 04:13 PM
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Posted By danketchpel
Chuck, you are a huge inspiration. Keep up the...

Chuck, you are a huge inspiration. Keep up the positive attitude and the miles rolling under you. Pictures only help. I would really like to attend that Swap Scooters Rally, it sounds like a blast.
...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 04:09 PM
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Posted By danketchpel
You will be staying about 2 hrs south of me in...

You will be staying about 2 hrs south of me in the City of Orange. If you are passing south on the 101 you will come past me in Camarillo (I work in Ventura).

If you wanted we can hook up the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 18,694
Posted By danketchpel
Yes, we are all trying to put back what the EPA...

Yes, we are all trying to put back what the EPA and other Gov't agencies required to be removed due to emissions regs. I'm sure the engineers who design the engine cringe when they see what becomes...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 18,694
Posted By danketchpel
There are a ton a variables when it comes to mpg....

There are a ton a variables when it comes to mpg. Simply riding style alone can account for a 20% difference. Fuel quality, or lack off, I know from experience can account for as much as 10%. My...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 18,694
Posted By danketchpel
Excellent work. It sounds like you achieved your...

Excellent work. It sounds like you achieved your goals.

Would you say the mpg #s are an average over different types of riding?

I am in the stabilizing phase now. The bike runs the way I want...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11,578
Views: 1,547,081
Posted By danketchpel
It sounds like a great Rally. I'd LOVE to hit...

It sounds like a great Rally. I'd LOVE to hit Avery Island and go through the Tabasco factory, love the stuff.

I really want to see about attending more Rallys but our time is somewhat limited as...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11,578
Views: 1,547,081
Posted By danketchpel
Wow, more power to the both of you. Please...

Wow, more power to the both of you. Please continue to fill up this thread with your wonderful adventures and plenty of pix. If you happen down SoCal way, particularly near Ventura or Camarillo let...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11,578
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Posted By danketchpel
I think it's sad that so many times the press...

I think it's sad that so many times the press overlooks bikes that don't seem to change all that much. They dismiss them in comparos and only focus on the latest & "greatest". When in fact often...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11,578
Views: 1,547,081
Posted By danketchpel
As an Aprilia part???

As an Aprilia part???
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,608
Posted By danketchpel
I agree, Kawi needs to dump that old tractor...

I agree, Kawi needs to dump that old tractor engine 650 thumper and get busy stuffing the 650 Versys twin into a suitable updated chassis in the KLR theme. Just rubber mount that vibey little engine....
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 18,694
Posted By danketchpel
Yes, I really should have stood back and...

Yes, I really should have stood back and reconsidered things before I finished up with the ABS. I had both parts in hand, but for some reason wanted to try the ABS thing.

Yes, I ride the SM Mtns...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5,454
Views: 659,634
Posted By danketchpel
The fan arrived yesterday. Yes, the Derale...

The fan arrived yesterday.

Yes, the Derale unit is a SPAL fan made in Italy, so it will feel cozy with the other bits on the bike.

If I'm lucky I'll get a chance to work on the install this...
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