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Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 858
Views: 223,360
Posted By GOROVN
Has anyone considered adding a check valve to...

Has anyone considered adding a check valve to prevent fuel from traveling from the rear tank to the front 2?

In addition to the problem of pressurizing the rear tank and overflowing the front, it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 223,360
Posted By GOROVN
I've had the screw top and switched back. I guess...

I've had the screw top and switched back. I guess I am not tall enough, when I kicked my leg over I break off the breather.

I am not looking forward to going back to that if that is the only...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 223,360
Posted By GOROVN
We are talking about a similar issue in the 690...

We are talking about a similar issue in the 690 fuel tank thread.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=388847

I thought my issue was heat boiling the front tanks. Now I wonder if my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 236,975
Posted By GOROVN
It looks like newer 990s fan shrouds direct air...

It looks like newer 990s fan shrouds direct air down. I looked at the micro-fiche and the fans are the same. I am going to gamble $11 and give it a try!
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 236,975
Posted By GOROVN
"If we can design a deflector for the rad fan to...

"If we can design a deflector for the rad fan to vent hot air downward then I think that'd solve the issue. I had gas boiling issues with my 950 adventure that had a 2nd fan kit that blew hot air...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 236,975
Posted By GOROVN
I just installed the RR evo 2 tanks on my 2009 R....

I just installed the RR evo 2 tanks on my 2009 R. I am having trouble with the gas bubbling out of the breather tubes on both RR tanks. It seems to be heat related. Has anyone else experienced this...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-03-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,570
Posted By GOROVN
Great Ride! Thanks for organizing it and putting...

Great Ride! Thanks for organizing it and putting together the ride report.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-31-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,782
Posted By GOROVN
I am in. See you in the am.

I am in. See you in the am.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-28-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,144
Posted By GOROVN
Thanks for a great morning. Sorry I had to bail...

Thanks for a great morning. Sorry I had to bail early.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-28-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,144
Posted By GOROVN
I am in. Is there a consensus on big bike (690)...

I am in. Is there a consensus on big bike (690) vs smaller bike (300)?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-19-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 21,949
Posted By GOROVN
Anyone going to be in town on Friday and want to...

Anyone going to be in town on Friday and want to ride? I am in town for another event but planning to ride all day Friday. I am riding a 690 R.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-29-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By GOROVN
Thanks, I will see if I can get them ahead of...

Thanks, I will see if I can get them ahead of time.

Jayson
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-24-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By GOROVN
Moab riding partner(s) wanted

I will be in Moab the week of Oct 20th for the Land Rover National Rally. I am planning on bringing my 690 for a day ride on Friday and possibly Sunday. I know the area pretty well on 4 wheels, but...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-12-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,337
Posted By GOROVN
Although it will be hot, Glamis still may be...

Although it will be hot, Glamis still may be worth it. I was just there 2 weeks ago on 690 and had a blast (brought a paddle but never put it on). Plan on a play day where you unload the bikes and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-20-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By GOROVN
GO AZ Motorcycles...

GO AZ Motorcycles (http://www.goaz.com/rentals.php) does rentals and you can get an RT. As to the quality of their staff and customer service, I have nothing nice to say about them so I will say...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-16-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,707
Posted By GOROVN
This looks like a great loop! I cant do it the...

This looks like a great loop! I cant do it the dates you posted, but might be able to run it next weekend. Any chance you could post the GPS data you used to make the image? I can do a little...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-13-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By GOROVN
I called the State Land Department today. They...

I called the State Land Department today. They said the only State Trust Land Closure out there is South of Sun Valley Parkway and east of 211 Ave. Everything else is open.

They also said, "if it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-13-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By GOROVN
Riding near Surprise AZ

I just got rid of my BMW and got a KTM 690. I need to get some more time on it and am looking for some short training rides and some other riders around Surprise AZ.

Yesterday I spent some time...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,092
Posted By GOROVN
I would take a 21 and 17 for an '09 f650 gs

I would take a 21 and 17 for an '09 f650 gs
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-24-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By GOROVN
Off-Road Tire Pressure

I am sure this information is out there, but i couldnt find it...

I have TKC80s (110/80-19 and 150/70-17) on my F650 GS twin. This far i have ridden them off-road at street pressures. As my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-24-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,497
Posted By GOROVN
The Ohlins rear shock is installed. It added...

The Ohlins rear shock is installed. It added almost 3" of clearance. The ride is considerably better. the front forks have become less jerky as well.

We ride the mojave road next week so i will...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-24-2008, 02:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,113
Posted By GOROVN
With the 15T and a TKC80 130/80 rear tire i see...

With the 15T and a TKC80 130/80 rear tire i see ~4750 RPM at 70 MPH (gps speed)
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-24-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By GOROVN
thanks for the input. we are getting excited to...

thanks for the input. we are getting excited to go. Any other words of wisdom?
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-18-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,113
Posted By GOROVN
It would be hard for you to ride mine given the...

It would be hard for you to ride mine given the distance...i can tell you Neutral is almost too easy to find on my bike. a lazy shift from 1st to second almost always leaves me in neutral.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-16-2008, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By GOROVN
a map... ...

a map...

http://www.desertusa.com/mag99/nov/stories/photos/mpmap.gif



and link to info...

http://www.desertusa.com/mag99/nov/stories/mojavetrail.html
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-16-2008, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By GOROVN
Mojave Road New Years Trip

A group of Land Rovers and adventure bikes are planning to do the Mojave Rd over new years. There will be one Land Rover dedicated to carying support gear (tires, tools, camp gear, etc) for the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-16-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,497
Posted By GOROVN
I picked up my long awaited Ohlins shock today....

I picked up my long awaited Ohlins shock today. Should have it installed before the weekend. I will respond with results.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-16-2008, 10:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,113
Posted By GOROVN
i put on the 15T on sunday and rode 30 miles of...

i put on the 15T on sunday and rode 30 miles of dirt as a shake down. I was pretty pleased. I did far less clutch slipping in slow tight maneuvers...which is good for a noob, one less thing to think...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-03-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,526
Posted By GOROVN
that is the one i have and the one that has the...

that is the one i have and the one that has the issues that sparked this thread.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-03-2008, 09:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 30,043
Posted By GOROVN
anyone who wants my F650 lowered rear shock just...

anyone who wants my F650 lowered rear shock just PM me. I am selling it cheap. I really think you will be disappointed with it though...it is VERY low. If it were me and I had an 800 that was too...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-02-2008, 07:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,113
Posted By GOROVN
Wow, Touratech has both the 15 and 16 and they...

Wow, Touratech has both the 15 and 16 and they are in stock. Thanks for the Info!

I just ordered them. I will report back on which one works better for me in which situation.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-01-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,526
Posted By GOROVN
I called Touratech...the parts are available and...

I called Touratech...the parts are available and in stock. $5 a piece. I ordered an extra set of 4.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-01-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,526
Posted By GOROVN
I can measure tonight. Mine is the lowered...

I can measure tonight. Mine is the lowered suspension model (which i am fixing with a new rear shock as soon as it arrives)
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-01-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,526
Posted By GOROVN
F800/650 GS Bash Plate - TourTech Failure

I have (had) a Touratech bash plate mounted to my 650. On a moderate ride yesterday, all four rubber mounting points broke leaving me with a flapping piece of aluminum. After looking at how the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-28-2008, 06:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,497
Posted By GOROVN
In comparing the parts between the lowered and...

In comparing the parts between the lowered and regular versions, it appears the only difference is the rear shock (and the kick stand). It looks like the fork is only "adjusted" down. This is great...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-26-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 226,931
Posted By GOROVN
Adventure Specs Arrived and are installed...Note...

Adventure Specs Arrived and are installed...Note the Touratech skid plate and oil filter protector...I guess Adventure-Spec is saying if use their crash bar you have to get their skid plate as well....
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-26-2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 226,931
Posted By GOROVN
My Adventure Spec bars also arrive today. it took...

My Adventure Spec bars also arrive today. it took a month...but i am exited to get them fit this weekend
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-25-2008, 11:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,497
Posted By GOROVN
no one seems to know what the difference between...

no one seems to know what the difference between the lowered fork is and the regular. One dealer thinks it is just the springs...they have not been accurate to date so i am still researching. any...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-25-2008, 06:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,113
Posted By GOROVN
16 / 42 is stock on the 800, i wouldn't think...

16 / 42 is stock on the 800, i wouldn't think that would be too much at all.

(the stats were given to me by the local dealer - hopefully they didnt make a liar out of me)
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-24-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,113
Posted By GOROVN
F 650 GS Gearing

The gears on the f650 gs are a pretty tall. Currently it has 17 and 41 tooth sprockets. I would like to try a 16 and a 15 to see which works better. I cant seem to find anyone who carries them.
...
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