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Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2008, 11:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,457
Posted By adjuster
06 Fz1 Ftw.

I've really enjoyed my 06 FZ1, and have done a few mods to make it more like a 1000cc SM in the feel/placement of the bars, and the Akrapovic and cut down flies open's up the power down low where...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,679
Posted By adjuster
Just added heated grips to my 06 FZ1. The grip...

Just added heated grips to my 06 FZ1. The grip doggies are nice for killing the slight vibes, but they also insulate any heat from the grips... Doh!

I really like the higher bars howver.. but the...
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2008, 12:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,040
Posted By adjuster
Mine is not as clean, but it's more fun to ride...

Mine is not as clean, but it's more fun to ride that polish and plate you bolts... LOL :)

Mine is so, so dirty!
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,643
Posted By adjuster
OH the things we could all do with wrecked bikes,...

OH the things we could all do with wrecked bikes, and some square tubing..

Stealth street fighter is what you should call it..


Or how about this...

Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2008, 11:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,670
Posted By adjuster
I grew up riding BMX bikes, and dirt bikes, mini...

I grew up riding BMX bikes, and dirt bikes, mini bikes and pretty much anything we could get a motor on in the dirt...

And now at 42, I find I do not like loose sand and gravel roads... (Normal...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,565
Posted By adjuster
For some reason, I thought the 06 was EFI? ...

For some reason, I thought the 06 was EFI?

My 06 FZ1 is EFI, and other than the "snatch" deal that is fixed by a gadget from Ivan's, it runs very well.

All EFI's are not the same however, my...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 19,255
Posted By adjuster

Had a 620RXC KTM enduro, and commuted on it quite a bit. 20 miles each day total, and it got quite good gas mileage.

However, it was not comfortable on the highway, and anything over 60mph felt...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2008, 05:21 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 97,038
Posted By adjuster
Very comfy.

It's nice and high.. (Not what you generally see on naked bikes, especially sport bike looking ones like the FZ1.)

Rizoma 60mm risers for the thicker bars.
Protaper CR High bend bars from Psycho...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 97,038
Posted By adjuster
EFI and cracked frames

Well, it's been about 30f high, and in the low teens and twenties at night, and I have not started my 06 in weeks... So, do I have to screw with the choke? Or get some starter fluid? Or crank till...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2008, 02:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,016
Posted By adjuster
Naked bikes rule

I've looked at two B-King's, and the silver one is more hidious than the all black, and they have put a Two Brothers twin CF can setup on one, and it helped some, but what do you do with the rear of...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 13,438
Posted By adjuster
Loud Pipes.

Working in this industry, and as a bike owner/rider, I have to say that loud pipes are a life style statement, and part of some owners "Style".

I had a guy bragging to me one time about how he...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2007, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10,104
Views: 1,640,527
Posted By adjuster
I only drop other peoples bikes..

LOL, the zero speed drop stories keep me laughing, but then again, I've done it too.

Guessing by my name, I on occasion write damage bikes and other stuff.

I'm at this bike shop looking at...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2007, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,817
Posted By adjuster
Jamming Lidar.

I've been told that any wide spectrum light, such as headlights can help to jam Lidar.

And they sell dedicated LED jammers that basicly shine at the same light freq. as the Lidar, making it very...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2006, 08:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,132
Posted By adjuster
1997 RXC e 620 KTM

My 97 RXC e 620 KTM is the perfect enduro/adventure bike.

I have the KTM rear bag that fits the stock rack, and a nice fender bag to hold stuff for smaller rides when I do not need more gear.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-21-2006, 10:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,096
Posted By adjuster
Older might be better :)

Well, I have ridden the 950SM, and it was a kick, and some 950adv s, and it was also great on the road, and very capable off, but I have a 97 620 RXC with a "custom" windscreen, and find that the LC4...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2006, 05:03 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,003
Posted By adjuster

I'd love to pick up a set of pre-formed silicone hoses, but if you had to replicate the #9 and #10 hoses, they would be most ikely available pre-bent at NAPA or other auto parts supply places.
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2006, 11:14 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,540
Posted By adjuster
Voltage Regulator.

In working on the 620rxc I have, and noting the placement of the voltage regulator, I'm thinking with the higher output stator, there is not enough cooling air over the regulator to keep it from...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2006, 10:39 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 176,382
Posted By adjuster

I have to say that it's a good option to the more expensive, yet better technically GS650 Dakar. (ABS, and EFI.)

I have a KTM 620 RXC, and it has plenty of suspension travel, great brakes and all...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2006, 10:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,644
Posted By adjuster

I was thinking instead of bb's, why not use buckshot? It's lead, and heavy, and would go down the bar tube no problem with the silicone... (At least in theory, nothing ever goes down easy... right?)...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2006, 10:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,163
Posted By adjuster
Gel gloves

I have found that I really like the Olympia gel insert gloves for summer time riding.
Nice and ventalated, and the gel pads on the palms help to calm down the bar vibes that make your hands go numb...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2006, 07:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,163
Posted By adjuster

Just went on a nice "adventure" this weekend on my LC4 based 620, and I don't know about you guys, but the engine vibes are less of a problem than washboard road's....

Nothing like pissing out...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2006, 12:29 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 13,909
Posted By adjuster
Sue em both!

I would file two suits.

1) Go after the dealer for telling you it's fine to ride the bike, the spokes only "bend" etc. Also for dragging their collective ass when you clearly asked for the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2006, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,195
Posted By adjuster
Woo Whoo, the can of worms is open!

Ok, like you, I'm no rocket scientist, and I did leave out the gas pressure/ring seating theory, but I have read all of Motoman's pages that I could before they became somewhat repetative, and the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2006, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,195
Posted By adjuster
It's the rings, not the valves.

From what I understand, most of the "break in" for a new or reciently rebuilt motor has to do with ring seal.

The rings "machine" themselves to the piston bore using the cross hatch pattern left...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2006, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,098
Posted By adjuster
Custom Brackets?

Why not make custom brackets out of either mild galvenized steel?

Run them around the rod case, and also around the rear subframe tube to be sure the rod case does not fall loose in the event of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2006, 09:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 25,333
Posted By adjuster
What we need is a universal capable faring based...

What we need is a universal capable faring based on the Buel lamps, and shaped similar to the Dakar farings. (Have the option of trimming it shorter, or leaving it long, the owner decides.)

Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2006, 08:03 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,945
Posted By adjuster
I have a 97 KTM 620 LC4e, basicly the same...

I have a 97 KTM 620 LC4e, basicly the same chassis/suspension as the Adventure, but without all the fairings, huge gas tank and being this old, it has a chain guide, and high front fender, so no...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2006, 10:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,666
Posted By adjuster

Yep, the alcantera option was checked on the A8 that I have. I totally like that stuff. (Headliner, pillars and door panel inserts, but the seats are just leather.. ) I've looked at the S versions...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2006, 10:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,708
Posted By adjuster
Perfect 550 version.

Just a thought, but here's what I'd like to see.

Competition to the KTM 950 Adventure S with this motor, slightly less fuel capacity, keep the FI, but tame the initial response so your not...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2006, 08:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,666
Posted By adjuster
My first LC4

Well, I'm completely new to the boards, just have been lurking and reading all I can before I bought a 97 620 LC4 KTM. (The one that looks more like a dirt bike with lights, v/s the Adventure which I...
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