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Forum: Face plant Yesterday, 04:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,526
Posted By folknride
Hey Cee Dub - sorry your great trip ended so...

Hey Cee Dub - sorry your great trip ended so abruptly, but glad the injuries aren't worse.
I had virtually the same crash about 5 years back - mine on a miles-from- nowhere loose gravel road in...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-20-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1,276
Views: 446,745
Posted By folknride
Hope you washed your hands...

Hope you washed your hands...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-17-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10,776
Views: 2,272,582
Posted By folknride
Did the steering head and front wheel bearings. ...

Did the steering head and front wheel bearings. Just over 60,000 km on my 2010 990. Lower head bearing showed very clear wear shadows on the cup, upper one looked like it was still good. One wheel...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-28-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 936
Posted By folknride
Front wheel bearing is much cheaper at...

Front wheel bearing is much cheaper at "cheapcycleparts". I was going to order but shipping is more than the cost of the bearings.:(:
Forum: Orange Crush 09-28-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 936
Posted By folknride
Hey - thanks! I'll be checking them out. ...

Hey - thanks! I'll be checking them out.
However, sometimes by the time we pay shipping, exchange rate, and (sometimes) brokerage, the savings melt away.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-27-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 936
Posted By folknride
OEM steering head comes cone and cup as one part...

OEM steering head comes cone and cup as one part number, after market come separate and have a part number for each. I was cautioned not to mix brands between cone and cup - not sure why you would,...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-26-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 936
Posted By folknride
I see, thanks. None of the bearings have shown...

I see, thanks.
None of the bearings have shown any signs of failure at 60,000 km - I'm replacing because I'll be away for 3 months and don't want "surprises".
I was planning to replace the seals -...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-26-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 936
Posted By folknride
That is one whopping price difference :huh ...

That is one whopping price difference :huh

Buying from British ebay is kind of a pain from here - but I'll continue to check some prices. The bearing supply guy told me Chinese bearings are much...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-26-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 936
Posted By folknride
Thanks for the replies. I went to the nearest...

Thanks for the replies. I went to the nearest bearing supply place and got myself a bit sorted out by a very helpful guy at Motion Canada. You probably already know all this but I'll share anyway....
Forum: Orange Crush 09-26-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 936
Posted By folknride
Yikes - I guess I'm bearing dolt :cry ...

Yikes - I guess I'm bearing dolt :cry

Peanuts - I can't seem to get any useful hits when I input the numbers from the parts fiche to the SKF site.

And Keener, I had found those numbers, but the...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-25-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 936
Posted By folknride
Anyone know the SKF 990 bearing part numbers

Decided to do a fall replacement of my 990 wheel and steering head bearings, but don't want to pay the crazy KTM prices. Did the Google search thing and found the steering head number (I think -...
Forum: Face plant 09-07-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,661
Posted By folknride
+1 on all of the above - and a steering damper...

+1 on all of the above - and a steering damper (cranked right up) helps me feel like I'm not too bad at it - when in fact I suck.

Sorry you got hurt - the only good thing about sand is that it...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-05-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3,004
Views: 472,867
Posted By folknride
Virtual Box for Mac and TuneECU

I guess I shold ask this question here (rather than hijack another thread - which I just did :huh).
Does anyone have experience using Virtual Box (or similar) software to run TunECU on a Mac?
Forum: Orange Crush 09-05-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,687
Posted By folknride
Bluhduh Is there a good test?

Man - this thread has more varied opinion that an oil thread!
I was going to change out all my bearings (2010 adv with <60,000 km) , but then I didn't. No issues, but now I'm wondering again.
Is...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-05-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By folknride
Off topic - but would Vitual Box allow TuneECU...

Off topic - but would Vitual Box allow TuneECU software (PC version only) to run on my MacBook Air?
Sorry for the thread Jack - but it would be sooo much easier than carrying my desktop PC into the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,190
Posted By folknride
Don't call me Shirley. ...

Don't call me Shirley.

http://youtu.be/0A5t5_O8hdA
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,190
Posted By folknride
I guess we're ahead of the curve (for once:evil) ...

I guess we're ahead of the curve (for once:evil)

http://carandrider.com/2013/06/29/edmonton-police-service-motor-officers-adopt-new-safety-gear/
...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-01-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3,004
Views: 472,867
Posted By folknride
I have the same set up - 2010 - Wings instead of...

I have the same set up - 2010 - Wings instead of FMF - and used the one from the CPR site - http://www.rottweilerperformance.com/Downloads.html

It works pretty well. Maybe not prefect - a bit of...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-26-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,687
Posted By folknride
Can't beat Wings - and I know the Kamloops guy...

Can't beat Wings - and I know the Kamloops guy will get you just one, because I was going to go that route and talked to him.
They're beautiful and sound great.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-21-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,373
Posted By folknride
I'm assuming those are all "2 up, fully loaded". ...

I'm assuming those are all "2 up, fully loaded".

After 3 tanks with my new Rottweiler/Wings/re-map set up I'm getting consistently 6l./100 km, fuel light goes on at 260km. Riding has been a mix...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,059
Posted By folknride
Here ya' go - have fun. :eek1 ...

Here ya' go - have fun. :eek1
http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange%20Garage/Oil%20Change/Beginners%20Guide/oil_change.html

I (and lots of others I think) use Motul 10W50 - way cheaper and just as...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-19-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,949
Posted By folknride
You could text your husband to try this if...

You could text your husband to try this if another bike comes along that has a center stand. Rear wheel to rear wheel - probably about 3rd gear.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18,983
Views: 2,102,822
Posted By folknride
That's just weird! Glad that's the only thing...

That's just weird!
Glad that's the only thing you broke.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By folknride
Read in the forum somewhere that the best way to...

Read in the forum somewhere that the best way to check your range is:
1) Fill both tanks to capacity
2) Turn of right tank petcock
3) Ride until it dies
4) Range max is your mileage X 2 (you...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By folknride
I've just been checking mine because I went to a...

I've just been checking mine because I went to a Wings/Rottweiler combo. 2010 Adv.
Light goes on about 260 km - 162 miles. I can put about 18 l. (4.7 gal.) in at this point. I have not run it...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,310
Posted By folknride
Any blink codes? Several could cause the engine...

Any blink codes? Several could cause the engine to stall/not start? E.g. injector nozzle plugged.
Starter screwed?
Neutral indicator malfunction - try with clutch in.
Side stand switch (seems...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18,983
Views: 2,102,822
Posted By folknride
Are they all out? If yes, maybe the flasher got...

Are they all out? If yes, maybe the flasher got wet. It's in behind the headlight shroud. You could unplug and blow it out. When mine went (just the rear) I ended up running a new wire. Where...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-15-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,920
Posted By folknride
Similar symptoms - 2010 ADV

I just installed the Rottweiler filter with Wings exhaust - re-mapped using TuneEcu (easy) to the map suggested by CPR - a modified Acropovic.
I have similar performance issues, although in...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-12-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,962
Posted By folknride
We're all talking like there's nothing to it, but...

We're all talking like there's nothing to it, but I think my first oil change took me a day and a half :rofl
First valve check - my wife filed a missing persons report:eek1:eek1:eek1
Forum: Orange Crush 08-12-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,962
Posted By folknride
+ 1 on the Rottweiler, and get one of these -...

+ 1 on the Rottweiler, and get one of these - you'll look forward to oil changes and valve checks :D
http://www.dualsportwarehouse.com/CJ-DESIGNS-LC8-OIL-DRAIN-HOSE-KIT-CJD-OTHK.htm

And if you...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-09-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By folknride
No need to reef it down to the spacers. Just...

No need to reef it down to the spacers. Just ensure the throttle bodies are solid on the intakes - give them a good wiggle side to side - the clamps shouldn't slide on either the TB or the intake. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-08-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,892
Posted By folknride
I'm not knowledgable enough to argue, but I...

I'm not knowledgable enough to argue, but I recently rode some of the roughest tracks I've ever been on (in Baja) with the bike fully loaded and never bottomed the forks. YMMV
But as stated on the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-08-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By folknride
I guess I got lucky. I improvised a repair with...

I guess I got lucky. I improvised a repair with JB Weld and tape - re-assembled - and it runs fine. Just did my 15 minute re-boot after the Rottweiler install and re-map.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By folknride
Cracked the Stick Coil cover - ? Screwed

Through a comedy/tragedy of errors (dealer gave me the wrong spark plugs - I assumed they were right and I was wrong - tried to install - blah blah blah), I cracked the thin plastic tube that...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,892
Posted By folknride
Can't PM an attachment, so here's my set up -...

Can't PM an attachment, so here's my set up - both front and rear re-valved. I see I have 15 or 20 #'s on you though.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,892
Posted By folknride
I had good service and results with a rebuild...

I had good service and results with a rebuild done by Precision Concepts in Riverside a couple of years ago.
I'm about your size with a 2010 990 - I'll send you my settings by PM if that would...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-06-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,566
Posted By folknride
+1 on the baby powder (or any kind of talcum) -...

+1 on the baby powder (or any kind of talcum) - really works.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-28-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,482
Posted By folknride
When my 690 showed a similar high speed wobble,...

When my 690 showed a similar high speed wobble, it was fixed with tire pressure and SAG adjustment. Under inflated dual sport tires can be unstable at high speed. But most of my fix was increasing...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-28-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,373
Posted By folknride
My 2010 990 with Wings got 5l/100 km yesterday on...

My 2010 990 with Wings got 5l/100 km yesterday on an all highway run. That's 47 mpg US I believe.
Interestingly, I'm getting more range with the Wings - just installed a couple of weeks back. Fuel...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-27-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By folknride
I'm not trying to talk you out of upgrading, but...

I'm not trying to talk you out of upgrading, but I've high-sided mine hard enough to get me a punctured lung, but nothing but scratches on the hand guard.
If you haven't already though, get the...
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