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Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,469
Posted By Sobiloff
Guys, Contour came back in April 2014 under new...

Guys, Contour came back in April 2014 under new management and is still making (my favorite) action cams. Just 'cause they're blowing out one model doesn't mean they're tanking again.

At least, I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 18,474
Views: 2,014,785
Posted By Sobiloff
Heh, I noticed the same thing on Sunday while I...

Heh, I noticed the same thing on Sunday while I was installing heated grips on my '08. However, I also replaced the OEM throttle tube with the KTM variable cam one (looks like a relabeled G2 system)...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18,474
Views: 2,014,785
Posted By Sobiloff
I tried the greased sides thing but used oil...

I tried the greased sides thing but used oil analysis showed I was still getting significant dirt in my oil. Upon close inspection the snorkel's bottom plate was no longer flat--it had bowed up in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18,474
Views: 2,014,785
Posted By Sobiloff
5' 10". 33.5" sleeve length, 30"...

5' 10". 33.5" sleeve length, 30" inseam.
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18,474
Views: 2,014,785
Posted By Sobiloff
Last September I ordered rbott's 2" risers and...

Last September I ordered rbott's 2" risers and Scotts damper, but then got hit with a bunch of travel for work and no time to ride. Work has eased off a bit, so this past weekend I found the time to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 18,474
Views: 2,014,785
Posted By Sobiloff
Nice garage, too!

Nice garage, too!
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18,474
Views: 2,014,785
Posted By Sobiloff
OK, dumb question: I've had the airbox off my...

OK, dumb question: I've had the airbox off my 2008 690 Enduro for a couple of weeks waiting on parts. Finally got the parts (actually, a metric feeler gauge so I could replace my intake valve shims)...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 21,668
Posted By Sobiloff
I went from the Uni to the Twin Air/Rally Raid...

I went from the Uni to the Twin Air/Rally Raid because the snorkel cover for my airbox was warped and allowed lots of dirt into the system regardless of the kind of filter. The only way I saw to fix...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,170
Posted By Sobiloff
I put a Renazco on my '08 690. Love it. Did a...

I put a Renazco on my '08 690. Love it. Did a bunch of 150-300 mile days on it over the Memorial Day weekend without a problem. However, they've got a crazy-long wait list so I might consider the new...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1,973
Views: 627,200
Posted By Sobiloff
Question So has anyone figured out how to mount a Givi top...

So has anyone figured out how to mount a Givi top box while also using the KTM pannier rack? SW-Motech's Givi rack explicitly says it's not compatible with the OEM pannier rack because they're afraid...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Sobiloff
Alright. Thanks, fellas!

Alright. Thanks, fellas!
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Sobiloff
What's the trick to packing a Wolfman fender bag?

So I just got a spiffy new Wolfman Enduro fender bag for my Memorial Day weekend trip, but I'll be damned if I can stuff a 21" UHD tube in there. Is there some trick I don't know about, or do folks...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2009, 08:31 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 231,936
Posted By Sobiloff
I agree that the OEM gas cap isn't the...

I agree that the OEM gas cap isn't the smoothest-functioning item, but I appreciate the locking capability in urban environments. When gas was up over $4/gallon a lot of thieves were siphoning gas...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2009, 07:26 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 231,936
Posted By Sobiloff
It doesn't seem any better or worse than most...

It doesn't seem any better or worse than most other aux. tanks I've seen. I like that it provides more radiator protection and that it doesn't seem to mess anything else up (no special seat mods,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1,973
Views: 627,200
Posted By Sobiloff
I've loaded them with 35 lbs of stuff on the KLR...

I've loaded them with 35 lbs of stuff on the KLR and there was no worry about the attachment points. I haven't loaded them as heavily on the KTM (I'm learning to go lighter).
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2008, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,973
Views: 627,200
Posted By Sobiloff
Yeah, I'd like to know that, too! I need a top...

Yeah, I'd like to know that, too! I need a top box for commuting and city work.
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 21,668
Posted By Sobiloff
Paul, I'm sorry to hear that your airbox is...

Paul, I'm sorry to hear that your airbox is coming apart, :cry but I knew that all that dust just couldn't be coming through the paper of the air filter. I'd talk with your dealer/KTM and see what...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,742
Posted By Sobiloff
Aren't the ones sold by Dual Star the same as the...

Aren't the ones sold by Dual Star the same as the Symtec? They sure look the same...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2008, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By Sobiloff
Hmm. I'm not a fan of the style where the heating...

Hmm. I'm not a fan of the style where the heating elements are integrated into the grip material, especially at nearly $100. I like the Symtec ones...
Forum: Vendors 10-28-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,270
Posted By Sobiloff
Yeah, I used to like MAW about eight years ago,...

Yeah, I used to like MAW about eight years ago, but the last couple of tire orders from them were very slow to deliver. I've switched to SWMoto; they're fast when they have the tires in-stock, and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2008, 08:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 21,668
Posted By Sobiloff
Thumb Nice--thanks, Myles, for letting us know!

Nice--thanks, Myles, for letting us know!
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By Sobiloff
Question Do you want hard or soft? Panniers or a top case?...

Do you want hard or soft? Panniers or a top case? Is waterproofing important to you?
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2008, 05:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,630
Posted By Sobiloff
Interesting tip! My KLR vibrates the right...

Interesting tip! My KLR vibrates the right footpeg so badly at highway speeds that my right leg starts going numb after about 45 minutes unless I'm wearing my Crossfires. I tried some Sorbothane...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By Sobiloff
No solution for ya', but I had similar woes with...

No solution for ya', but I had similar woes with my 690 Enduro. None of the insurance companies had the bike in their database when I was shopping around for pricing; all wanted a VIN number before...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1,973
Views: 627,200
Posted By Sobiloff
Here are some quick pics. There's 2.75" of...

Here are some quick pics. There's 2.75" of clearance between the muffler and the left bag, which should be sufficient even with the heat from the catalytic converter. The bags in their unloaded state...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1,973
Views: 627,200
Posted By Sobiloff
Ortlieb QRL saddlebags

Woo hoo! :clap My KTM side luggage rack (https://www.ktm-parts.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=K&Product_Code=76512020000&Category_Code=) arrived earlier this week and the bar sizes on it...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 272,746
Posted By Sobiloff
Can do if someone can loan/give me an LV. :D

Can do if someone can loan/give me an LV. :D
Forum: Vendors 10-14-2008, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2,300
Views: 753,965
Posted By Sobiloff
KTM 690 Enduro

Any love for the KTM 690 Enduro? Would love to have one of your top boxes on mine.
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2008, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1,973
Views: 627,200
Posted By Sobiloff
KTM rear racks back in stock

It looks like another batch of the rear luggage racks has arrived in the US; Cycle Hutt just shipped mine yesterday. I've had my order in for about seven weeks, so I'll be happy to finally get it!...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,969
Posted By Sobiloff
Silica

The TKCs are the only knobby tire I'm aware of that uses silica in the compound. Silica greatly increases wet weather grip, and it can also help with longevity. (Not that you get a whole heck of a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2008, 09:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,740
Posted By Sobiloff
Excellent! I'm glad those instructions worked for...

Excellent! I'm glad those instructions worked for ya'. :thumbup
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2008, 08:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,740
Posted By Sobiloff
I read this procedure elsewhere and haven't tried...

I read this procedure elsewhere and haven't tried it myself, but I figured I'd pass it on in case you're adventurous enough to try it:

*Remove old Odometer and the connector.
*Cut the wire for...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,884
Posted By Sobiloff
Yes, the velcro becomes weaker, but it still...

Yes, the velcro becomes weaker, but it still holds OK. I put 50K miles on my first Darien over five years, commuting and touring, and didn't have any problem with the velcro. If you do want to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 20,711
Posted By Sobiloff
That really sucks, Ricky! It doesn't sound like a...

That really sucks, Ricky! It doesn't sound like a tank bushing issue, though; it sounds more like the gas cap doesn't seal very well.

Just 10 minutes ago the postman dropped off my tank cap gasket...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 49,775
Posted By Sobiloff
32F/36R; rider + gear is just shy of 200 lbs....

32F/36R; rider + gear is just shy of 200 lbs. Daily commuter!
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2008, 01:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,643
Posted By Sobiloff
You need to waterproof the material on either...

You need to waterproof the material on either side of the zippers, as that's where most of the water comes in. From the FAQ at...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,044
Posted By Sobiloff
Awesome--thanks! (I guess we're the only two long...

Awesome--thanks! (I guess we're the only two long oval heads around here? :D )
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,044
Posted By Sobiloff
"Long oval" dirt helmets?

I was tremendously happy with my Arai Signet GT—until I crashed it. I replaced it with an Arai XD which doesn't fit as well, which makes sense since it isn't a "long oval" shape and I definitely have...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,884
Posted By Sobiloff
The improvements I'd make to my Darien are: ...

The improvements I'd make to my Darien are:

1) A hydration pouch and routing for the drinking tube, and
2) Zippered chest vents that use waterproof zippers.

I don't like that I have to wear an...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2008, 08:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,740
Posted By Sobiloff
Hard to believe that it's moisture, as my bike's...

Hard to believe that it's moisture, as my bike's never been wet and the numbers still fade, usually during the first few minutes of operation. :dunno
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