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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:59 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 90,204
Posted By danketchpel
I'm strongly considering a naked standard "UJM"...

I'm strongly considering a naked standard "UJM" type of bike to add to the stable (see sig below).

This won't be a primary bike. It's roll as I see it now are more local rides, often 2 up,...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,347
Posted By danketchpel
Yup, I'm totally on board with FI. But I sure...

Yup, I'm totally on board with FI. But I sure hate how hard the Gov't makes it to remap/fix the EPA required lean mapping for street legal bikes. Usually once you get it right FI ROCKS. But often the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-04-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12,376
Views: 1,725,807
Posted By danketchpel
I didn't even know about the kit from the UK when...

I didn't even know about the kit from the UK when I was shopping for a cable. I probably would have bought it if I'd known.

I think the "Triumph one" you linked to should be OK. They specifically...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6,050
Views: 775,402
Posted By danketchpel
Thanks for the useful info. I haven't...

Thanks for the useful info.

I haven't detached mine, only blocked it off. After your post I think I'll leave it that way.

You're right, the ECUs are a double edged sword, especially when the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6,050
Views: 775,402
Posted By danketchpel
I ran a Shinko 244 on the rear of my KLR and for...

I ran a Shinko 244 on the rear of my KLR and for the riding I did (mostly as described above, no mud, it rarely rains in SoCal) it worked quite well. It was not bad on the pavement and I got at least...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-04-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12,376
Views: 1,725,807
Posted By danketchpel
Yes, just don't turn the stupid Aux lights on...

Yes, just don't turn the stupid Aux lights on until you have them fused.

If you want to use them on the ride home I'd order the fuse kit from Kirb and take it with you. It's quick and easy to...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-04-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12,376
Views: 1,725,807
Posted By danketchpel
This was taken Oct. of last year near the Rock...

This was taken Oct. of last year near the Rock Store in the Santa Monica Mtns.

...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6,050
Views: 775,402
Posted By danketchpel
I'm planning to put a TR8 on the front on my DRZ...

I'm planning to put a TR8 on the front on my DRZ with a Shinko 244 on the rear.

I'm curious to see how you like the TR8s.
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 31,189
Posted By danketchpel
So how would you compare the two besides throttle...

So how would you compare the two besides throttle response?

I am generally a full on "fuel injection guy" but with all the "legal" hassles and cost of getting the ECU remapped/fixed/etc. I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 31,189
Posted By danketchpel
It's in the print magazine. Don't expect to see...

It's in the print magazine. Don't expect to see it online for a bit.

They usually wait a month to put it online to push peeps to buy the magazines.
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6,050
Views: 775,402
Posted By danketchpel
I'm curious to hear what you think of those...

I'm curious to hear what you think of those tires.

I kinda wish they had more offset blocks than than in a straight line. It seems to me that pattern is good for straight ahead traction but not so...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6,050
Views: 775,402
Posted By danketchpel
Wow, I didn't have that problem when installing...

Wow, I didn't have that problem when installing mine, they just slipped right on and lined up perfectly.

Ya, the sound clip doesn't capture the volume of sound. They are much more raucous in real...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 31,189
Posted By danketchpel
Did any of you guys read the recent CycleWorld...

Did any of you guys read the recent CycleWorld article comparing the FE501S, EXC500, and Beta RS500?

They chose the FE501S as the best bike.

What was surprising is how they liked the fueling on...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-02-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12,376
Views: 1,725,807
Posted By danketchpel
Yup, if you figure out how to improve mpg and...

Yup, if you figure out how to improve mpg and still not have a flat spot please let me know.

I'm still struggling to find a way to get back to a consistent 40 mpg on lousy CA gasoline...... and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-02-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12,376
Views: 1,725,807
Posted By danketchpel
I think it's region by region on the map. You...

I think it's region by region on the map. You can't generalize that the entire map is either too rich or lean. You need to deal with the specific ranges of operation because it varies a lot.

I...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-02-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12,376
Views: 1,725,807
Posted By danketchpel
Yes, it appears the vendor has switched cables....

Yes, it appears the vendor has switched cables. When I posted that last link I went back to my Amazon order history and used that for the link. I went back to it today and reading the user reviews it...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-26-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,771
Posted By danketchpel
I found the 1190 std to be twitchy in general,...

I found the 1190 std to be twitchy in general, didn't like it. The 1190R is very stable and planted, like a Stelvio. I enjoyed riding that model and it would be the one I'd buy, then lower by 2".
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-26-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,771
Posted By danketchpel
For me it came down to these 2 bikes. I think the...

For me it came down to these 2 bikes. I think the Yamaha would be better for more extended dirt riding and has better dealer support. Supposedly a ECU reflash fixes most of the stupidity I really...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-25-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12,376
Views: 1,725,807
Posted By danketchpel
Bear in mind that graph was for my Vstrom 1k. And...

Bear in mind that graph was for my Vstrom 1k. And yes, it needed more help than the Stelvio.

The graph Peter posted earlier would be for the NTX.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-24-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12,376
Views: 1,725,807
Posted By danketchpel
You need to use the cable setup and Guzzidiag to...

You need to use the cable setup and Guzzidiag to read (download) the map which are stored as *.bin files. Then use TunerPro to edit the map file saving the modified one with a new name. When you're...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-24-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,683
Posted By danketchpel
I agree, I hope they don't shoot themselves in...

I agree, I hope they don't shoot themselves in the foot. I think BMW did.

I'd rather work with a smaller shop that is more personal with less overhead than a glitzy huge shop that develops an...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-24-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12,376
Views: 1,725,807
Posted By danketchpel
That is the same graph I saw on the screen when I...

That is the same graph I saw on the screen when I had the Vstrom done. I went back and looked and sure 'nuff, the final graph I got for that bike did have the AFR on the bottom. So I take back what I...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-24-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12,376
Views: 1,725,807
Posted By danketchpel
SM, no TunerPro (http://www.tunerpro.net/) Ver...

SM, no TunerPro (http://www.tunerpro.net/) Ver 5.0 and that was a stock 2012 Stelvio map I pulled from Oca's bike.

I think the reason you never see AFR graphs along with dyno pull charts is the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,048
Posted By danketchpel
Bingo, you nailed it. Dump that tractor engine...

Bingo, you nailed it. Dump that tractor engine thumper and drop in the sweet Versys 650 twin with it's FI and 6 spd trans, and use some rubber mounts while you're at it.

I recently rode the new...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-23-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12,376
Views: 1,725,807
Posted By danketchpel
I've never seen a dyno pull chart posted with a...

I've never seen a dyno pull chart posted with a AFR graph or table, for any bike. It's pretty rare.

Here's a 3D graph of the stock fuel map from a 2012 Stelvio. I made the graph in TunerPro. You...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-23-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,771
Posted By danketchpel
I test rode the MTS and own a Sport Classic (air...

I test rode the MTS and own a Sport Classic (air cooled 2 valve) I just finished doing the valves and belts on myself.

I also test rode both 1190s, the TEX, S10, Tiger 800s (both), GSA, etc...
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6,050
Views: 775,402
Posted By danketchpel
Dang, you're one of those guys KTM builds bikes...

Dang, you're one of those guys KTM builds bikes for.

Personally I was stoked to find out the seat height was not nose bleed high, and yes it's lower than my DRZ.

The comments from the taller...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-23-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12,376
Views: 1,725,807
Posted By danketchpel
Ya I know, but my Honda Insight is pretty low....

Ya I know, but my Honda Insight is pretty low. I'd have to raise the car about 4" or so I think. But I haven't measured it yet.

I do like the Kendon approach.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-22-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 12,376
Views: 1,725,807
Posted By danketchpel
Hmm, that's an interesting approach to the...

Hmm, that's an interesting approach to the problem.

I've been considering a reorder of the front of the "bike side" to allow for storing a bike lift there. Right now it's full of shelves for...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 4,651,854
Posted By danketchpel
The leaking water pump.is a common problem and...

The leaking water pump.is a common problem and not too hard to fix.

I think the pilot jet in your carb is partially clogged. It's not related to the water pump leak.
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6,050
Views: 775,402
Posted By danketchpel
They are a lot smaller than the Tetons. Just...

They are a lot smaller than the Tetons.

Just make sure whatever you might want to chuck in there fits.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6,050
Views: 775,402
Posted By danketchpel
I used Happy Trails Teton panniers on my Vstrom...

I used Happy Trails Teton panniers on my Vstrom 1k. I liked them. They are a bit heavy but beefy.

I liked them better than the Trax panniers that came on my Stelvio, especially how the lids were...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6,050
Views: 775,402
Posted By danketchpel
Well I've got a DRZ400-S, a KLR650 (for sale),...

Well I've got a DRZ400-S, a KLR650 (for sale), and the TR650. I've ridden the DR650 also, plus a few others in the class, XR600, XR650R, BMW G650, KTM 620.

The TR gets a ton of seat time and the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-21-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12,376
Views: 1,725,807
Posted By danketchpel
You guys are killing me with all this bike lift...

You guys are killing me with all this bike lift talk. I want one and the money isn't a big issue, but can't figure out how to store it. I only have a two car garage and need to put one car in. The...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4,314
Views: 746,176
Posted By danketchpel
Thanks a bunch for the feedback! I think I'd...

Thanks a bunch for the feedback!

I think I'd opt for a 2013 and forget about the 6th gear. It's not going to be a long haul bike for me, I've got the Stelvio for that.

Hmmm......
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6,050
Views: 775,402
Posted By danketchpel
I'm using the Touratech guards. They work with...

I'm using the Touratech guards. They work with the weights.

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j192/danketchpel/Dirtbiking/bike%20pix/Husky%20TR650/20141101_111248-windshieldfullup-closeup.jpg...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-18-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12,376
Views: 1,725,807
Posted By danketchpel
Dang, you could almost make a circuit of them. ...

Dang, you could almost make a circuit of them.

I am considering a long ride up towards Idaho, maybe into Canada looping around Banff, back down to Glacier Nat'l Park, etc. in 2016.

Hmmm........
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4,314
Views: 746,176
Posted By danketchpel
Actually it's more the color treatment of the...

Actually it's more the color treatment of the engine and wheels.

Of course all of it can be changed but in buying a new bike it would be nice not to have to.

I think my option would be to give...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-18-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12,376
Views: 1,725,807
Posted By danketchpel
It sounds like you guys use the Dakar the same as...

It sounds like you guys use the Dakar the same as I use my Husky TR it's close cousin. I remapped mine for full fun mode so I'm getting more like 50 mpg.

I actually prefer that bike for my daily...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-18-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12,376
Views: 1,725,807
Posted By danketchpel
Hmm, you guys have me thinking about hitting this...

Hmm, you guys have me thinking about hitting this event.
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