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Forum: Orange Crush 07-10-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By Alleycatdad
Bike took a hit and run the other day.........

Pretty unlikely to bend the forks without at least knocking it over.

Most likely it's just twisted in the clamps a bit.
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By Alleycatdad
Pretty sure this'll get you there in one piece......

Pretty sure this'll get you there in one piece...

http://www.nairaland.com/attachments/385854_images_jpg7fdc1a630c238af0815181f9faa190f5
Forum: Orange Crush 07-09-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By Alleycatdad
Thanks. Makes more sense. Thought I was missing...

Thanks. Makes more sense. Thought I was missing something and your point makes a lot of sense given the general lack of competence on the part of at least my dealer.

Hopefully this'll be the last...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-09-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By Alleycatdad
How would this result in valves measuring "loose...

How would this result in valves measuring "loose "?

SA
Forum: Orange Crush 07-08-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By Alleycatdad
Yep I was surprised that every valve needing...

Yep I was surprised that every valve needing adjustment was loose when I did mine as well recently. Weird in my experience, but seemed to go well.

SA
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-08-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Alleycatdad
Lemme know how it goes. SA

Lemme know how it goes.

SA
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-07-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Alleycatdad
...This leads to "TYP" files. These are files...

...This leads to "TYP" files. These are files tat are associated with your maps that tell the GPS how to behave when displaying map items and info. You can set some TYP properties in GMTK with...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-07-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Alleycatdad
If you have a unit that will display multiple...

If you have a unit that will display multiple maps, that is...

I knkow the 62, 78, and 665 will do this. There's more info in the forum but I only know about these. Presumably the 660 will do...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-07-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Alleycatdad
So, what's a reasonable workflow if you want to...

So, what's a reasonable workflow if you want to set out a specific ride in basecamp and have the GPS help you get there? Here's what I've been doing:

1) Create a route in basecamp. Yep, a route....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-07-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Alleycatdad
Issues with tracks: Sounds great, right? It...

Issues with tracks:

Sounds great, right? It is, however, Garmin has put some significant limitations on our ability to load and display tracks on some of the units. For example, the 665 can only...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-07-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Alleycatdad
38605 track points on a 665. This changes EVERYTHING.

...for me, anyway. I just loaded a track with 38605 points onto my zumo 665 successfully, and then put it on my 62s as well. Everything I needed to know in order to do this was right here in the...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-06-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,247
Posted By Alleycatdad
Ya know every do often I will ride to a meeting...

Ya know every do often I will ride to a meeting or conference thst requires " professional dress". Of course, for me, that's a bright Hawaiian shirt but you still can't gracefully wear the same one...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-02-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Alleycatdad
Ck your fuses. Something like this happened to...

Ck your fuses. Something like this happened to me when we accidentally shorted one of the acc taps.

SA
Forum: Orange Crush 07-01-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By Alleycatdad
I've used the hot am shims in other bikes and...

I've used the hot am shims in other bikes and have no concerns other than you need to measure them and not count on the marked sizes. That's probably an effect of my equipment or technique but...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-01-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By Alleycatdad
If you have to order the shims, toss in a couple...

If you have to order the shims, toss in a couple of bridge bolts too. They are very soft and the approach angles esp in the front make it easy to strip the heads by not having the Allen fully seated....
Forum: Vendors 07-01-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,695
Posted By Alleycatdad
Thanks. I have a couple if those with the spare...

Thanks. I have a couple if those with the spare filters (yours of course) that I carry.

SA
Forum: Orange Crush 06-30-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,624
Posted By Alleycatdad
+1 on this. Sa

+1 on this.

Sa
Forum: Vendors 06-30-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,695
Posted By Alleycatdad
You mean the big one at the base of the housing...

You mean the big one at the base of the housing or is there another one I should be concerned about ?
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,654
Posted By Alleycatdad
In. sa

In.

sa
Forum: Vendors 06-30-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,695
Posted By Alleycatdad
I finally got around to installing mine. Easy...

I finally got around to installing mine. Easy and appears to function just fine. Somewhat louder during priming at key on than the stocker. Now I just have to decide whether to keep my 20k plus...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-27-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10,275
Views: 2,100,155
Posted By Alleycatdad
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is! :evil ...

If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is! :evil

SA
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10,275
Views: 2,100,155
Posted By Alleycatdad
What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

Doing a valve adjust, Discovered the stealer mechanic cross threaded one of the oil hose hold down bolts and stripped the associated hole in the valve cover way back at the first service.

Every...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-22-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,634
Posted By Alleycatdad
Usually only need the o ring.

Usually only need the o ring.
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2,408
Views: 905,792
Posted By Alleycatdad
Oh crap. I'm adv ing on my phone in a hotel room...

Oh crap. I'm adv ing on my phone in a hotel room waiting for the family to wake up and I find this.



They're up....

SA
Forum: Orange Crush 06-21-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,634
Posted By Alleycatdad
Yep.

Yep.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-19-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By Alleycatdad
Dirt. I use dirt. Hides everything..... SA

Dirt. I use dirt. Hides everything.....

SA
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Alleycatdad
+1 on the bombers. Don't wanna go down in the...

+1 on the bombers. Don't wanna go down in the street tho...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-12-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By Alleycatdad
I pulled mine and based on posts here tried to...

I pulled mine and based on posts here tried to find an o-ring to fit it locally. NO joy in our small town, so I cleaned up the old one and put it back. That lasted just about a thousand miles, then...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-12-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By Alleycatdad
Wow, that's a great idea! I wanna see somebody...

Wow, that's a great idea! I wanna see somebody try it...:evil

SA
Forum: Orange Crush 06-12-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By Alleycatdad
Yep. Mine did it too. 2010.... sa

Yep. Mine did it too. 2010....

sa
Forum: Orange Crush 06-11-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By Alleycatdad
My kids do most of it for me now. It's pretty...

My kids do most of it for me now. It's pretty straightforward but you've gotta pump enough new fluid through it to pretty much replace the old stuff. Helps to get it close and then go ride and...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-11-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By Alleycatdad
My 2010 needs a bleed every couple thousand...

My 2010 needs a bleed every couple thousand miles. Go much longer the brakes are completely gone. The way it's built just roasts the fluid. Go for a ride and feel the master cylinder.....
Forum: Orange Crush 06-11-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,539
Posted By Alleycatdad
990 absolutely.

990 absolutely.
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By Alleycatdad
Sno-seal and a blow dryer. Clean and dry em as...

Sno-seal and a blow dryer. Clean and dry em as best you can first ....
Forum: Orange Crush 06-10-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10,275
Views: 2,100,155
Posted By Alleycatdad
What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

Generally top down:

Enduro computer for TSD tests
Striker programmable speedo/odo/clock, also for TSD sections and handy for transit timing.

Roadbook holder. Stopwatch/master rally clock...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-10-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By Alleycatdad
The lower temp fan switch will not, in my...

The lower temp fan switch will not, in my experience, make the fans run any less. They will come on sooner and I do see typically one less bar on the graph in comparative circumstances, but it will...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-10-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10,275
Views: 2,100,155
Posted By Alleycatdad
Thanks. Turns out he's pretty good company..... ...

Thanks. Turns out he's pretty good company.....

Sa
Forum: Orange Crush 06-09-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10,275
Views: 2,100,155
Posted By Alleycatdad
Final shakedown with the 13-year old for our...

Final shakedown with the 13-year old for our return trip from Anchorage in September. I'm doing the Alcan 5000 (www.alcan5000.com (http://www.alcan5000.com)), then he's flying in and riding home...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-09-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 914
Posted By Alleycatdad
Not 1000 miles, but 883 miles this weekend on a...

Not 1000 miles, but 883 miles this weekend on a brand new Scorpion Rally. Mostly pavement, some harsh gravel and some dirt. Loaded, two-up with my 13-year old. This was our final shakedown before he...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-07-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By Alleycatdad
Hey thanks you guys. I guess I'll just leave the...

Hey thanks you guys. I guess I'll just leave the earplugs in a little longer.

Sa
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