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Forum: Old's Cool 12-17-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By Michelangelo
Did any Yamaha XS bikes have e-ignition and e-start?

I'm wanting to find a parrallel twin XS engine for a project. Don't care what size, but want it to have e-start and electronic ignition.

Any XS whizzes around here know the details on what year...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-16-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,530
Posted By Michelangelo
I would trade this original exhaust for an...

I would trade this original exhaust for an aftermarket if anyone has one!

This bike is a real mess. Everything needs replaced or rebuilt. But I'm dedicated. Selling my Kawi Versys so I can build...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,530
Posted By Michelangelo
Actually it looks complete but it's missing a lot...

Actually it looks complete but it's missing a lot of little pieces and little parts that need to be replaced, hard to find and pricey little parts:fairing bracket pieces, carb boots, jets,...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-03-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,530
Posted By Michelangelo
Just picked this "project" up. 1985 GPZ750. $260...

Just picked this "project" up. 1985 GPZ750. $260 but it's been sitting outside for 8 years. EVERYTHING needs refrubished or replaced. Even engine needs to get torn down and gone over. Even the...
Forum: The Garage 12-01-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By Michelangelo
Cleaning a REALLLY badly gunked gas tank!

I just bought a 1999 Chevy 4x4 van that has apparently been sitting for a long, long time with gas in the tank because the tank has about 1.5 inches of gunk and crap inside of it.

Is there any...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-26-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,530
Posted By Michelangelo
GPZ-750/1100 everything thread!

I'm looking for other GPZ750/1100 owners to help get this thread going. I just purchased a 1985 GPZ750 project and want to share knowledge, pics and experience.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-08-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 26,219
Posted By Michelangelo
FOR SALE: 2007 GAS-GAS MC125 These...

FOR SALE:
2007 GAS-GAS MC125

These Spanish made bikes are renowned for their rideability. Just from taking this up and down the block I could tell it would do amazing on single track, just as...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 211,209
Posted By Michelangelo
We should get together and ride. I'm down here in...

We should get together and ride. I'm down here in Eagle Mountain and ride a 690E. PM me if you want to get out.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-04-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Michelangelo
Thanks to everyone who has been so willing to...

Thanks to everyone who has been so willing to help me out on the cheap!
If there are any OEM parts for a 690E you need, let me know. I have some new radiator hoses...etc.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-03-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15,505
Views: 2,382,147
Posted By Michelangelo
WANTED: KTM throttle tube

WANTED: KTM 690/950/990 Throttle tube

I need a cheap throttle tube. Hoping someone here has a spare or an unused one lying around they wouldn't mind parting with for cheap. Installing new heated...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-03-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 26,219
Posted By Michelangelo
WANTED: KTM 690/950/990 Throttle tube I need...

WANTED: KTM 690/950/990 Throttle tube

I need a cheap throttle tube. Hoping someone here has a spare or an unused one lying around they wouldn't mind parting with for cheap. Installing new heated...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-03-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Michelangelo
Anyone got a spare throttle tube? (950/990)

I need a cheap throttle tube. Hoping someone here has a spare or an unused one lying around they wouldn't mind parting with for cheap. Installing new heated grips and don't want to permanently bond...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19,759
Views: 2,287,702
Posted By Michelangelo
\ anyone had to purchase an aftermarket...

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anyone had to purchase an aftermarket throttle tube?
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19,759
Views: 2,287,702
Posted By Michelangelo
What throttle tube will fit the 2008 690E? ...

What throttle tube will fit the 2008 690E?

I don't want to buy a $60 KTM part with all the throttle housing. I just need the throttle tube.

Motion Pro, G2, Pro Taper and Moose don't show a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-27-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15,505
Views: 2,382,147
Posted By Michelangelo
2000 Plymouth/Dodge Neon: $1500 or TRADE for a...

2000 Plymouth/Dodge Neon: $1500 or TRADE for a dirt or street bike

in the $1500-2000 range. (Would love a DRZ/KLX400 or an XR250/400).

Body and interior are in near excellent shape. Averages...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-09-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15,505
Views: 2,382,147
Posted By Michelangelo
Nice 2009 Versys for sale in Utah. ...

Nice 2009 Versys for sale in Utah.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25252310#post25252310


http://img.ksl.com/mx/mplace-classifieds.ksl.com/1402594-1412900030-205405.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-09-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 26,219
Posted By Michelangelo
Nice 2009 Versys for sale. ...

Nice 2009 Versys for sale.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25252310#post25252310


http://img.ksl.com/mx/mplace-classifieds.ksl.com/1402594-1412900030-205405.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19,759
Views: 2,287,702
Posted By Michelangelo
I'm a clip type master link guy, even on street...

I'm a clip type master link guy, even on street bikes. Never had one pop off in over 22 years of riding. I did recently buy a riveting tool but still a pain in the butt.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-21-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 26,219
Posted By Michelangelo
I've got a new IRC dualsport tire i'm looking to...

I've got a new IRC dualsport tire i'm looking to trade for something more aggressive. Any of you dualsporters got something that will help us both?
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-21-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22,516
Views: 2,101,100
Posted By Michelangelo
I've got a new IRC dualsport tire i'm looking to...

I've got a new IRC dualsport tire i'm looking to trade for something more aggressive. Any of you dualsporters got something that will help us both?
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-20-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22,516
Views: 2,101,100
Posted By Michelangelo
I'm taking my KTM 690E out to the west desert...

I'm taking my KTM 690E out to the west desert area near/past Cherry Creek and Simpson mountains. Going to explore more roads and canyons.
You're welcome to go, so far it's just me. PM me.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-16-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22,516
Views: 2,101,100
Posted By Michelangelo
Anyone here in northern Utah a master mechanic or...

Anyone here in northern Utah a master mechanic or skilled with engine swaps?
I'm willing to pay a highly skilled man ready to make some decent cash to do an engine swap in a 1999 Chevy Express...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-16-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22,516
Views: 2,101,100
Posted By Michelangelo
Dang, wished I would've seen this I would've...

Dang, wished I would've seen this I would've loved to come out and help pit and co-drive. Good times racing B.O.R back when they ran bikes.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-16-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22,516
Views: 2,101,100
Posted By Michelangelo
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3881/15208867331_3c...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3881/15208867331_3cdced2e47_c.jpg


That's a good looking bike. Can't say much for the rider!
BTW, personally I feel the whitish rim tapes actually bring it all...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By Michelangelo
I think the wider one will get beat up more due...

I think the wider one will get beat up more due to having less sidewall between it and the rim itself. If you have a narrower rim you'll have more of a pinch, more balloning out of the tire (albeit...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 26,219
Posted By Michelangelo
I have a like new condition rear Honda 18x2.15...

I have a like new condition rear Honda 18x2.15 rim: $80

http://img.ksl.com/mx/mplace-classifieds.ksl.com/75150-1410451335-154138.jpg?filter=ksl/gallery1
Anodized 7000 series aluminum rim at half...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 26,219
Posted By Michelangelo
I need a front and rear KTM brake rotor!

I need a front and rear KTM brake rotor!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15,505
Views: 2,382,147
Posted By Michelangelo
WTB: KTM 690E/R front rotor.

WTB:
KTM 690 front rotor. Doesn't have to be OEM, just in decent shape. Going to be put on a spare wheel that may or may not ever get used.

May also need a generic 2005 and newer rear rotor.
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19,759
Views: 2,287,702
Posted By Michelangelo
What area on the bike is this portion of the...

What area on the bike is this portion of the harness on? Wouldn't hurt to know so others could also check there.
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19,759
Views: 2,287,702
Posted By Michelangelo
On my 2008, it's 18-20 miles.

On my 2008, it's 18-20 miles.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-12-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5,748
Views: 1,771,757
Posted By Michelangelo
What pipes is this bike running? I like the...

What pipes is this bike running? I like the shorter look compared to most aftermarket pipes which have the retarded looking spigot coming out the end of the muffler.
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19,759
Views: 2,287,702
Posted By Michelangelo
I love these Zip Ty bolt on extensions! Only $90...

I love these Zip Ty bolt on extensions! Only $90 and more than worth it.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d28/Schultzee/DIRTBIKES/KTM%20690-Orange%20Crush/1121111533.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By Michelangelo
Yeah yeah we know all this, nothing new to tires...

Yeah yeah we know all this, nothing new to tires made for certain size rims. But after having ridden for nearly thirty years I can say only a pro at race speed (on or off) is going to feel a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19,759
Views: 2,287,702
Posted By Michelangelo
Noah, What oil did you use or do you use to...

Noah,
What oil did you use or do you use to get that mileage with a stock piston still pushing?
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By Michelangelo
I think I'm going to keep the cush drive on my...

I think I'm going to keep the cush drive on my 690E and just lace a new 2.5 rear onto it, keep same width as stock so I don't mess with the tire profiles of the bigger rear tire mfg's...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,552,260
Posted By Michelangelo
I have a super heavy stock exhaust I'll sell you....

I have a super heavy stock exhaust I'll sell you.
BTW, I have an after market exhaust on my Versys and I can barely hear it at highway and freeway speeds. With the exhaust being underslung and low...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By Michelangelo
2.5 inch or 2.15 inch rear rim?

What's your experiences and preference for rear rim width?

Most 650 and larger machines have the 1.85 front/2.5 rear rim width.
While the standard widths are 1.6 front/2.15 rear rim width.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19,759
Views: 2,287,702
Posted By Michelangelo
Amazing. At what mileage have you replaced the...

Amazing. At what mileage have you replaced the pistons? Valves?
Have you had any issues with your brakes front and rear not working properly, hard to bleed or seizing?
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,552,260
Posted By Michelangelo
I'm normally a big bore streetbike guy but man I...

I'm normally a big bore streetbike guy but man I love the high spinning engine and handling of the Versys on the road. It handles like a sportbike but is utilitarian in what it can do. You can even...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,552,260
Posted By Michelangelo
I've got plenty of camel baks, I use them for...

I've got plenty of camel baks, I use them for offroad riding when I really sweat. Last thing I want on a long ride though is a heavy, non-breathable, sweaty back from a heavy rubber sack sitting on...
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