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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 348,368
Posted By Monterey_BS
Flex Jet Fan

Four years for me. A simple solution to an age old problem. Do be careful about routing away from hot metal bits, though. They will melt. :cry
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,869
Views: 690,846
Posted By Monterey_BS
Also probably covered elsewhere, but what end can...

Also probably covered elsewhere, but what end can are you using here? I've a couple of old 2v Ducati Remus cans lying about that might do similar duty.
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By Monterey_BS
I've got a Beta on the way. Got rid of my 690ER...

I've got a Beta on the way. Got rid of my 690ER recently because I wanted a smaller bike I could use for travel. I polled the local Beta crew and they report the bikes are bulletproof. I like the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By Monterey_BS
I've got an '09 Duke 3 that I bought new in '10. ...

I've got an '09 Duke 3 that I bought new in '10. I've now got right around 13K. I've put two 400mi days on it in the last month with no effort or pain. I've got a Renazco seat, a KTM 'touring'...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By Monterey_BS
I'm down on the Central Coast, so have a...

I'm down on the Central Coast, so have a different perspective on what traffic means, but I've run up to Ft. Bragg and down to Santa Maria on mine (round trips of ~500mi.) on the stock gearing w/o...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,346
Posted By Monterey_BS
Sold my '12 690ER for a 500RS. I did the BYOB...

Sold my '12 690ER for a 500RS. I did the BYOB thing and am just waiting for it to arrive. The West Coast dock problems have evidently caused a significant delay. Go figure. I liked the 690, but...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-26-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 348,368
Posted By Monterey_BS
Would it be possible to see or get some details...

Would it be possible to see or get some details of your fix/mod?
Inquiring minds and all that...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By Monterey_BS
I've an '09 Duke 3 purchased new 3/10. It's box...

I've an '09 Duke 3 purchased new 3/10. It's box stock. I've got a bit over 12K on it and it's the best thumper I've ever owned. All I've done is change out the fluids on a regular basis. Have yet...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 932
Views: 376,675
Posted By Monterey_BS
Ain't physics wonderful. Well done, you devil,...

Ain't physics wonderful. Well done, you devil, you!
A bit off topic, but I've got a T-shirt with the slogan: "Math is Life"
I'm a believer! It's been my mantra ever since I was a kid.

No...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-22-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 348,368
Posted By Monterey_BS
While you're at it, redo the upper mounts, as...

While you're at it, redo the upper mounts, as well. That's where the load path takes you next. I've got similar worries. The additional load of a heavier plate is dynamic, so acts in both...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-17-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 348,368
Posted By Monterey_BS
UH-OH, I smell a tire war brewing

I would like to be the first to apologize for responding to the initial question. I really do know better. I don't know what came over me. I was bound to be wrong, no matter what. Everyone always...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-17-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 348,368
Posted By Monterey_BS
I've had good luck with both the D606 and the...

I've had good luck with both the D606 and the MT21. Although opinions do vary, based on how and where you ride, I've gotten as much as 5K on the MT21 front. I've also gotten 2K. Bike doesn't...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 90,070
Posted By Monterey_BS
I picked up a DRZ400 front end for my '81 G/S...

I picked up a DRZ400 front end for my '81 G/S some time ago and am about ready to install it. I'm curious to know how far you pulled the forks through the triples to bring the top to a reasonable...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-31-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 115,795
Posted By Monterey_BS
Let's see, our fall is your spring... I sure...

Let's see, our fall is your spring... I sure hope it was a fun adventure.
This is a splendid place, although the Central Coast riding does require a certain level of creativity to keep it...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 23,005
Posted By Monterey_BS
I've just finished reading your RRs and seem to...

I've just finished reading your RRs and seem to remember seeing a Tubliss repair picture in one of them. From the above I'm guessing that wasn't your bike, but I notice you don't appear to run rim...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-23-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 86,994
Posted By Monterey_BS
A similar sentiment expressed in post 561, among...

A similar sentiment expressed in post 561, among others... :puke1
Gotta love it, even when we do it to ourselves.
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 22,014
Posted By Monterey_BS
Embedded Vids

Big Dog's comments notwithstanding, your interlacing of vids with the stills really worked! Great effort and result. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-17-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 115,795
Posted By Monterey_BS
+1 on this! It doesn't look like here in the...

+1 on this! It doesn't look like here in the land more-is-essential we'll be getting the opportunity to see for ourselves in 2015.
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21,737
Views: 2,617,034
Posted By Monterey_BS
+1 on this one. I've got three KTMs on which I'm...

+1 on this one. I've got three KTMs on which I'm performing this experiment. Perhaps we'll have problems at 75 or 100K miles, but that's a long way off for me.
I'll not be the one to pick up...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-30-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,841
Posted By Monterey_BS
Same pump with similar vapor lock issues, until I...

Same pump with similar vapor lock issues, until I sleeved all the lines and backed the pump with reflective heat shielding material. I got mine from Summit Racing. Works like a charm.
I'm also...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-16-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 115,795
Posted By Monterey_BS
Too funny! Very, very late to the party... ...

Too funny!

Very, very late to the party...

I've an '09 950SER and '12 690ER. (I've also got an '09 Duke, but that's another story.) Both are great bikes that I do ride and have ridden all...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21,737
Views: 2,617,034
Posted By Monterey_BS
Great idea! Where were you on Sunday night when...

Great idea! Where were you on Sunday night when I needed you??? :lol3
I was able to keep the fan exposed, but it wasn't easy. I'll also take a look at your mod when I go back in to work on the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21,737
Views: 2,617,034
Posted By Monterey_BS
Two reason: There's still the parking bulb in...

Two reason:
There's still the parking bulb in there.
I fall down a lot and quite often I get very wet. Putting the boot back on seemed a good idea for keeping the lens from filling with water and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 21,737
Views: 2,617,034
Posted By Monterey_BS
Cyclops LED H4 Headlight

I decided to replace the stock wax candle headlight when I ran out of matches.

I was reading on the showoff thread (ScottPDX, if memory serves) about the Cyclops LED H4 and thought I'd give it a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-06-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 348,368
Posted By Monterey_BS
I've had my bike upside down on the Black Dog...

I've had my bike upside down on the Black Dog plate. It's indestructible. Wish I was. :D
On the Rotopak mount, I wouldn't bother. I've used a pair of the small Rok Straps to secure two 1 gal....
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 21,737
Views: 2,617,034
Posted By Monterey_BS
+1 on the false neutrals. I can find them. Alll...

+1 on the false neutrals. I can find them. Alll I need to do is look. As with my BMWs, loading the lever before shifting reduces the likelihood of any mishaps.
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21,737
Views: 2,617,034
Posted By Monterey_BS
Well, if you do, and it doesn't work, I'm right...

Well, if you do, and it doesn't work, I'm right down the road with a brand new safari tank for sale... :D
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2,416
Views: 765,696
Posted By Monterey_BS
+1, but admittedly didn't try anything else.

+1, but admittedly didn't try anything else.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2,416
Views: 765,696
Posted By Monterey_BS
Lee, I've got the Berg hoops on my 950SE and...

Lee,
I've got the Berg hoops on my 950SE and they are quality kit. For my 690 I gave up and just went with the TT racks over other options because of the trussed lower arm. They are quite sturdy,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-09-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 348,368
Posted By Monterey_BS
Toss the tape for fuel lines. Go to Summit...

Toss the tape for fuel lines. Go to Summit Racing and find their heat barrier sleeves. I run all my fuel lines through this stuff. It's the same material as their adhesive backed barrier. It's...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2,416
Views: 765,696
Posted By Monterey_BS
I have a whole set of Kriega US bags. Don't...

I have a whole set of Kriega US bags. Don't think they'll work. I have a Motofizz seatbag I got from Aerostich many years ago. I'm thinkin' the medium might work. Good kit, expandable, very...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-04-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 348,368
Posted By Monterey_BS
I'm getting the same thing now (regular 5 bar...

I'm getting the same thing now (regular 5 bar running) and the only change (already done the flush) is the Powercell tank. The only thing I can figure is that the closed back is somehow trapping...
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,869
Views: 690,846
Posted By Monterey_BS
+1 on a great demonstration with a great...

+1 on a great demonstration with a great soundtrack, even though there was a wheelie component missing.
I'm sure you're not alone in that self-assessment. I know I sure have similar thoughts.
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 95,706
Posted By Monterey_BS
Yup.

Yup.
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2,416
Views: 765,696
Posted By Monterey_BS
+1. I've got a similar setup with an old set of...

+1. I've got a similar setup with an old set of Wolfman Expedition Drybags and a much used KTM tank bag that perform admirably well.
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 21,737
Views: 2,617,034
Posted By Monterey_BS
Being the anal, detail-oriented engineer that I...

Being the anal, detail-oriented engineer that I am, I've collected and retained Life To-Date information on every bike I've ever owned. I've a '12 690ER and my experience is similar to yours,...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 09-04-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 28,789
Posted By Monterey_BS
Thanks, Jerry. Given your advice to our KLR...

Thanks, Jerry. Given your advice to our KLR friend, I thought you might be riding something smaller.
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 09-03-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 28,789
Posted By Monterey_BS
Jerry, What are you riding on your scouting...

Jerry,
What are you riding on your scouting rides these days?
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2,416
Views: 765,696
Posted By Monterey_BS
Kreiga US System

I run various combinations of the Kreiga US bags without a rack uaing their Rack Loops mounted to the rear plastics. Once snug, the bag never moves. Slipping the rear straps off and flipping the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-28-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 348,368
Posted By Monterey_BS
Try Black Dog Cycle Works. They make it. They...

Try Black Dog Cycle Works. They make it. They sell it. I've got one. PM me, if interested.
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