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Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 05:20 PM
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Posted By cyborg
Me too! R80 on the way. :thumb

Me too! R80 on the way. :thumb
Forum: Vendors 07-03-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 366,707
Posted By cyborg
One handy trick for straps through metal...

One handy trick for straps through metal tie-downs, get couple of 6" length large diameter shrink-type tubing pieces and slip it over the straps and place it where the tight bend through the metal...
Forum: Racing 07-02-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6,444
Views: 833,875
Posted By cyborg
Going to be an interesting Dakar 2016 for sure....

Going to be an interesting Dakar 2016 for sure. Got the same email from ASO. Time for the new crop of Aliens! :lurk :freaky
Forum: Vendors 06-30-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 366,707
Posted By cyborg
Will the tool roll be waterproof, or is it meant...

Will the tool roll be waterproof, or is it meant to be carried inside one of the dry bags?




Will the tankbag harness have the ability to move the rear straps out of the typical knee/thigh...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-28-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3,882
Views: 292,673
Posted By cyborg
At the Touratech Rally in Plain, WA this weekend ...

At the Touratech Rally in Plain, WA this weekend

http://cyb.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Touratech-Rally-2015/i-8XL3rQj/0/XL/20150627_105441-XL.jpg
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-28-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 295,588
Posted By cyborg
There were quite a few SA 1290's at the Touratech...

There were quite a few SA 1290's at the Touratech Rally in Plain, WA this year. Wenatchee Powersports had a booth and were giving demos on a SA and had another new one for sale.
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Forum: Vendors 06-27-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 366,707
Posted By cyborg
At the Touratech Rally in Plain, WA the last...

At the Touratech Rally in Plain, WA the last couple of days my Quest 690 was on display at the Konflict Motorsports booth right next to Pete's Mosko Moto booth. Pete was very busy with many happy...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-25-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 48,212
Posted By cyborg
Great video montage Chris!! :thumb :beer

Great video montage Chris!! :thumb :beer
Forum: Vendors 06-24-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 366,707
Posted By cyborg
Will Mosko be at the Touratech Rally in Plain, WA...

Will Mosko be at the Touratech Rally in Plain, WA this week Thurs to Sun like last year?
Forum: Vendors 06-23-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 366,707
Posted By cyborg
For some reason they can't get Nicole to work...

For some reason they can't get Nicole to work 23hrs a day. :augie :lol3
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-23-2015, 07:13 PM
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Views: 292,673
Posted By cyborg
Interesting to hear about the front end...

Interesting to hear about the front end 'clunking'. I spoke with a guy today who had ridden two different 1290's so far and both 'clunked'. One so bad he said it sounded like the front end was...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3,882
Views: 292,673
Posted By cyborg
I am leaning to the the SA. Just doing the...

I am leaning to the the SA. Just doing the internal rationalization right now... :lol3
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3,882
Views: 292,673
Posted By cyborg
Thanks for all the feedback from everyone! :thumb...

Thanks for all the feedback from everyone! :thumb

Any tucked-in shrouded engine like a V-twin generates captured heat. I made fan vent deflectors on my 990 just to deal with that and used adhesive...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 105,847
Posted By cyborg
My super-light tent is the Big Agnes Copper Spur...

My super-light tent is the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1, which is side entry and only a few ounces more than the Fly Creek UL1. I find the side entry far easier to get in and out of for a solo tent.
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 10:32 AM
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Views: 292,673
Posted By cyborg
For you new 1290 owners who have also owned and...

For you new 1290 owners who have also owned and ridden the 1190's -- which would you consider the better 2-up bike?

I just got back from a 1200 mile 2-up 990 ride in the Canadian mountains with...
Forum: Vendors 06-21-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 366,707
Posted By cyborg
Very nice OC! Lucky boy! :thumb Thanks for...

Very nice OC! Lucky boy! :thumb
Thanks for sharing.

Just catching up since I was away on a 1200 mile 2-up ride with my wife up to BC, Canada.
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Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 23,474
Views: 2,978,517
Posted By cyborg
A couple of riding-with-no-problems photos. ...

A couple of riding-with-no-problems photos.

Uller, Rickypanecatyl (just back in WA from Malaysia) and I went for a little 150 mile mixed paved and dirt day ride around Uller's backyard in the...
Forum: Vendors 06-15-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 366,707
Posted By cyborg
Thanks for the pix Ladukebob! :thumb A very tidy...

Thanks for the pix Ladukebob! :thumb A very tidy package.
Looks like you have them mounted pretty far forward on the seat. I usually like to have as much rear seat available as possible for long...
Forum: Vendors 06-13-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 366,707
Posted By cyborg
I volunteered to delay, so I want to see pics on...

I volunteered to delay, so I want to see pics on your Quest! :getiton
Forum: Vendors 06-12-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 366,707
Posted By cyborg
Just curious if all those powerful magnets would...

Just curious if all those powerful magnets would throw off a real compass, the kind some of us used before GPS existed... :lol3

I think some Garmins and smartphones also have magnetic compass...
Forum: Vendors 06-12-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 366,707
Posted By cyborg
It's nice to have the extra room, and just roll...

It's nice to have the extra room, and just roll the bags down more if you don't need it. Good to have some warm gear these days with the weather never seeming to do what's expected. My recent 3000...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 105,847
Posted By cyborg
Nice pix OC and great to see you putting some...

Nice pix OC and great to see you putting some miles on that bad boy. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 111,590
Posted By cyborg
Good to hear that you can block the pressure side...

Good to hear that you can block the pressure side of the vacuum pump safely. Didn't have any hard data on that. BluNozr let us know how that works out longer term.
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 105,847
Posted By cyborg
As long as it's set for 3" of sag with all the...

As long as it's set for 3" of sag with all the luggage and rider, it should handle great. :thumb

I had 60lbs of luggage on my 690 Quest on my recent 10-day 3000 mile on/offroad trip. Too much...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 105,847
Posted By cyborg
Hey OC, that Bella Coola video was timely! I'm...

Hey OC, that Bella Coola video was timely! I'm taking my wife to Bella Coola 2-up on my 990 in a couple of weeks, bike camping at her request! Something I can't do on my Quest 690. I'll take a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 105,847
Posted By cyborg
That wasn't me in Vegas. I was at the Taste of...

That wasn't me in Vegas. I was at the Taste of Dakar 2014 in Pahrump, NV when my Quest was all white, but not at the Jimmy Lewis school then. BeHyper did have his Quest at the Jimmy Lewis School at...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 105,847
Posted By cyborg
Nicely done. Fuel may start turning the return...

Nicely done. Fuel may start turning the return lines a little yellow after awhile as it has on the same blue tubing I've used as visible sections on my Quest return line. Time for me to replace the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2,631
Views: 853,583
Posted By cyborg
Problem I have with tankbags, even small ones, is...

Problem I have with tankbags, even small ones, is the rear straps on most of them run right where my inner knees rub on the 690 during stand-up riding. Irritating on long stand-up rides. I also need...
Forum: Vendors 05-19-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 38,388
Posted By cyborg
Also the rear pre-load adjuster Konflict...

Also the rear pre-load adjuster Konflict installed worked really well to dial in my sag very easily for the heavy camping load on the bike.
...
Forum: Vendors 05-19-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 38,388
Posted By cyborg
Just spent 2 weeks on a 3000 miles ride with...

Just spent 2 weeks on a 3000 miles ride with ~1500 miles of offroad in CA (Death Valley), Nevada, Idaho, Oregon and WA. Konflict re-sprung and re-valved both ends on my Quest 690 and it worked...
Forum: Vendors 05-19-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 82,172
Posted By cyborg
Used my my Motopump inflator to help me fix my...

Used my my Motopump inflator to help me fix my rear tire after a 3" nail from the road. Middle of the Jarbidge Mountains in NE Nevada.
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-19-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4,210
Views: 2,304,266
Posted By cyborg
Great update Noah!! Careful around those big...

Great update Noah!!

Careful around those big blades.
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 23,474
Views: 2,978,517
Posted By cyborg
I love my 690. Been very reliable so far. ...

I love my 690. Been very reliable so far.

http://cyb.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Big-Empty-2015/i-X8NVwHP/0/XL/Big%20Empty-L-XL.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 111,590
Posted By cyborg
Oops. Read your post wrong last reply. I would...

Oops. Read your post wrong last reply. I would not put a valve *after* the vac pump, I think that may very well damage it, but I can't be sure. Do you have worries that stopping vacuum itself even...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 105,847
Posted By cyborg
I'm still running the stock temp switch and stock...

I'm still running the stock temp switch and stock maps. Bike runs great! Will eventually change the temp switch to the lower one but it survived the recent desert trip just fine, guess I was riding...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 111,590
Posted By cyborg
That is what I did and throttling down the vacuum...

That is what I did and throttling down the vacuum pump is no problem. They are designed for that considering they are always getting variable vacuum from the throttle body anyway.

Slowing down...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-01-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4,210
Views: 2,304,266
Posted By cyborg
Great Simpson video Noah! :thumb :freaky

Great Simpson video Noah! :thumb :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 105,847
Posted By cyborg
Be Hyper's 'Andrea' bash plate looks very good in...

Be Hyper's 'Andrea' bash plate looks very good in pictures he sent me. Sorry to hear your front low fenders didn't come out so good. There's also Perfect Fairings sold in the USA by...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 105,847
Posted By cyborg
Sourcing a rally replica bash plate in CF/Kevlar...

Sourcing a rally replica bash plate in CF/Kevlar is easy, Andrea Dianda, who is on ADV and FB.

Just ask BeHyper, he just got one from Andrea along with a cool CF toolbox that bolts into it. Very...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 111,590
Posted By cyborg
Putting that grinder to good use BeHyper! May...

Putting that grinder to good use BeHyper! May have to start calling you 'Uller' soon. :lol3
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