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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-12-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By motokeith
Isn't that the one that runs across behind the...

Isn't that the one that runs across behind the dash and connect to the left tank behind the left faring, or tees into a hose connected to the left tank. something like that. There should be a diagram...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-11-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,307
Posted By motokeith
Options 3 and 5 are the same thing. The dongle...

Options 3 and 5 are the same thing. The dongle that you put in place after unplugging the O2 sensor lead contains resistors that basically send an unrealistic value back and faults the ECU into using...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,541
Posted By motokeith
Yes, I like my Lezyne pump because it takes up...

Yes, I like my Lezyne pump because it takes up very little space inside my Wolfman Enduro Tool Bag. Very compact.
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,541
Posted By motokeith
I like this Lezyne pump I picked up from REI for...

I like this Lezyne pump I picked up from REI for $20

Lezyne Sport Drive (http://www.lezyne.com/product-hpumps-hp-sprtdrivehp.php#.VXkZZ1WUzGc)

It has a flexible hose that screws onto the valve...
Forum: Americas 06-10-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 69,980
Posted By motokeith
It would be counterclockwise to remove some...

It would be counterclockwise to remove some preload. I knew what my sag measurement was prior to loading, so comparing the sag when loaded is how I made the determination. I don't think I would...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By motokeith
If you're doing it this weekend then I assume you...

If you're doing it this weekend then I assume you are buying tubes locally. Just hit a bike shop that carries dirt bikes. A given tube can cover a range of tire sizes - e.g. same tube does a...
Forum: Americas 06-10-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 69,980
Posted By motokeith
When I loaded my 990ADV for AK it was riding a...

When I loaded my 990ADV for AK it was riding a little nose high and I found that I actually needed to take a little preload out of the forks to get the front to settle back to the right sag.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-10-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,574
Posted By motokeith
Motorex contains unicorn tears, a critical...

Motorex contains unicorn tears, a critical component to lubricating the KTM bearings which are made from ground up unicorn horns. That's what I heard, anyways.
Forum: Americas 06-09-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 69,980
Posted By motokeith
We tent camped at this place, about 130 miles...

We tent camped at this place, about 130 miles east of Prince George..

Bearview Campground
McBride, BC
250-569-2513
laundry, showers, wifi, concesssions

Assuming you're continuing up 16, your...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By motokeith
Put a pipe on it, euro map, maybe tweak TPS...

Put a pipe on it, euro map, maybe tweak TPS voltage a little. Call it done.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By motokeith
If you are trying to pack camping gear then you...

If you are trying to pack camping gear then you probably want the GL Coyote, which is the middle sized of their "horseshoe" bags and holds 30-some odd liters.

Lever position is just a matter of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By motokeith
Dude, the parts guide my dealer had back in Dec...

Dude, the parts guide my dealer had back in Dec '13 when I bought the bike was so messed up it showed a mix of 8.9mm and 10mm between the exhaust and intake valves. We were both just like, ummm no.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By motokeith
Yeah, I'm cross posting to the various "big bike"...

Yeah, I'm cross posting to the various "big bike" discussions
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By motokeith
No, there was some confusion with the official...

No, there was some confusion with the official parts guides and fiche. The '14 uses 8.9mm shims. Ask me how I know. :-)
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By motokeith
You are correct, the change to the smaller shims...

You are correct, the change to the smaller shims started with the '14

The Hot Cams shim kit you want is HCSHIM00
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-30-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By motokeith
FOUND: Tourtech (?) case lid and sleeping pad in NV

Did you lose a side case lid and sleeping pad out on the Blackrock playa. If so, I can tell you where you can claim it.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-30-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By motokeith
FOUND: Tourtech (?) case lid and sleeping pad

Did you lose a side case lid and sleeping pad out on the Blackrock playa. If so, I can tell you where you can claim it.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By motokeith
The odo changed with the 2015 model, not the 2014...

The odo changed with the 2015 model, not the 2014 model
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By motokeith
I wear Fox Bombers. I've gotten a couple years of...

I wear Fox Bombers. I've gotten a couple years of service out of each of the sets I've owned.
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By motokeith
Within the last year or two Alpinestars started...

Within the last year or two Alpinestars started using buckles that are similar in design to the buckles on Sidi boots. They are very easy to operate. I came very close to replacing my year old...
Forum: Photos 05-11-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3,981
Views: 932,413
Posted By motokeith
Somewhere on the Dalton Highway ...

Somewhere on the Dalton Highway
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-57fdeU-_68M/U9aKSVepaSI/AAAAAAAAJbE/qL2vsJHf9XU/s1024/G0010112.JPG

Top of The World Highway shortly after crossing into Canada...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By motokeith
The spring on the 500 shock is super easy to...

The spring on the 500 shock is super easy to change. You don't need a spring compressor or anything.You just take take the shock off the bike, completely back of the preload adjuster until the spring...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By motokeith
I had HDB guards in my 690 and now I have them on...

I had HDB guards in my 690 and now I have them on my 500. They are awesome. If you are going to go with a damper then get the HDB sub-mount to go along with the hand guards as it makes for a nice...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-24-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By motokeith
I've had my 2012 since, well, 2012. Did an AK...

I've had my 2012 since, well, 2012. Did an AK trip last year and was on the bike 3-500 miles a day for three weeks. Have never had any complaints with the seat.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By motokeith
I've owned both. Balanced wheels on both with...

I've owned both. Balanced wheels on both with No-Mar spoke weights and my $50 Harbor Freight static balancer. Vibration not an issue on either.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By motokeith
I think fuel is very important regardless of the...

I think fuel is very important regardless of the distance. just saying. :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By motokeith
14/50 would cover all your bases and you can...

14/50 would cover all your bases and you can optionally go 13/50 for the tight stuff
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,684
Posted By motokeith
The cut-off date of 1/31/2004 was not for the...

The cut-off date of 1/31/2004 was not for the year/manufacture of the bike but rather the last day that DMV would issue plates for a dual sport conversion. If you want peace of mind then you want a...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,820
Posted By motokeith
I really like my Canon S100 point-n-shoot. I'm...

I really like my Canon S100 point-n-shoot. I'm just not going to carry a camera that is any larger or any more expensive and I've been pretty pleased with the photos I get from this pocket camera....
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By motokeith
+1 You should be able to hear a faint click...

+1

You should be able to hear a faint click noise from the switch as you pull in the brake lever
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By motokeith
One of the things to keep in mind is the...

One of the things to keep in mind is the seat-to-peg distance. A low seat may be tempting as a lower cost solution to getting your feet on the ground, but you may end up with a bike that is not...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By motokeith
Yep, they have batteries and mine died shortly...

Yep, they have batteries and mine died shortly after taking delivery of the bike. Been about a year and I think it might be getting to be time for another battery.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-24-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,984
Posted By motokeith
Ditto, that's where I carry a pair of Rok Straps...

Ditto, that's where I carry a pair of Rok Straps :-)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 942
Posted By motokeith
I've had it happen where a piece of grit gets...

I've had it happen where a piece of grit gets stuck in the seal and allows it to bleed. Use a Motion Pro Seal Mate, Risk Racing Seal Doctor, or fabricate something similar at home and try cleaning...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,857
Posted By motokeith
Kriega's hydration bladders are actually made by...

Kriega's hydration bladders are actually made by Hydrapak, as are Klim's hydration bladders. I really like the Hydrapak bladders because the opening makes it easy to fill the bladder without removing...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By motokeith
Nice, I like it

Nice, I like it
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By motokeith
Yeah, I think you've got your answer there. The...

Yeah, I think you've got your answer there. The pics you posted jive with that tank being for the fuel pump setup from a 2011-12 250/350 SXF. Bummer. Hope you can get the situation rectified.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By motokeith
Yeah, I don't know what you have there, but if...

Yeah, I don't know what you have there, but if that's the two sets of openings then that's definitely not a tank for the 500. Can you post a pic of the whole tank. I'm really curious now.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By motokeith
Some pictures would help. The correct Acerbis...

Some pictures would help. The correct Acerbis tank has holes that match the stock tank. That would be 2 holes on the left side bottom where the fuel tap is and a rectangular opening with four screw...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,770
Posted By motokeith
http://www.tpstool.com/ This is what I have....

http://www.tpstool.com/

This is what I have. Works great.
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