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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22,383
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Posted By sprouty115
Did you happen to check the leads going to the...

Did you happen to check the leads going to the coil? I had an issue over the weekend where the bike would start and idle and cruise around at low rpm but as soon as I opened it up it would sputter...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,588
Posted By sprouty115
AMa has provided you a lot of useful information....

AMa has provided you a lot of useful information. If you really do have an issue then you might want to involve your friend with 50-yrs of experience. It sounds like he might have the time and...
Forum: Vendors 05-01-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,660
Views: 289,990
Posted By sprouty115
Excellent...:clap

Excellent...:clap
Forum: Vendors 05-01-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,660
Views: 289,990
Posted By sprouty115
Less dip in the middle? In other words flatter...

Less dip in the middle? In other words flatter from front to back - like a rally seat?
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By sprouty115
Loose end of the range is where you want them.

Loose end of the range is where you want them.
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By sprouty115
Why do I think this will end in tears?

Why do I think this will end in tears?
Forum: Vendors 05-01-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 1,660
Views: 289,990
Posted By sprouty115
Fantastic!

Fantastic!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-30-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12,955
Views: 853,073
Posted By sprouty115
You'll be fine.

You'll be fine.
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 22,383
Views: 2,751,444
Posted By sprouty115
I've read SAG setting recommendations from 15% to...

I've read SAG setting recommendations from 15% to 30% depending on any number of things. The bottom line is the bike has to work for you. Try a bunch of settings and keep track of your impressions...
Forum: Vendors 04-29-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,660
Views: 289,990
Posted By sprouty115
I'm ready!

I'm ready!
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22,383
Views: 2,751,444
Posted By sprouty115
Lot's of information in the thread already... ...

Lot's of information in the thread already...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25665286&postcount=19482
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 39,852
Posted By sprouty115
:evil

:evil
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 39,852
Posted By sprouty115
You mean you have it at a dealer and they are...

You mean you have it at a dealer and they are looking at it, or that you're still within the warranty period and you'd rather it just wait for something to break before fixing the issue? If it's the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 39,852
Posted By sprouty115
I can't imagine a more expensive trouble-shooting...

I can't imagine a more expensive trouble-shooting tactic, but it is your bike...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,497
Posted By sprouty115
Yes, please elaborate...

Yes, please elaborate...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 04-22-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 36,070
Posted By sprouty115
Just pick up a sticker, no issue if you end up on...

Just pick up a sticker, no issue if you end up on the wrong trail and it helps support the resource.
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 1,171,017
Posted By sprouty115
Wera 7100 series will get you 0-70nm. Beyond...

Wera 7100 series will get you 0-70nm. Beyond that range I think you need two wrenches, especially if you want to be accurate at the very low-end.
...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 1,171,017
Posted By sprouty115
Work on the bike only using the tool kit and that...

Work on the bike only using the tool kit and that will answer the question nicely. As for 22mm and 24mm sockets, I'd look into the ProMotion tire-iron/box end wrench tools. So much lighter!
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 789
Posted By sprouty115
"comic sans"...jusy sayin'

"comic sans"...jusy sayin'
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,535
Posted By sprouty115
Two soda bottles? Oh shit, that is so...

Two soda bottles? Oh shit, that is so ridiculously inventive that it probably works!
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 789
Posted By sprouty115
I won't go into a point by point discussion of...

I won't go into a point by point discussion of Motoman's "evidence", or claims of "most" and "best", because that wasn't my larger point - I'm simply saying that the basic elements of his procedure...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 789
Posted By sprouty115
Shocking news: besides the specific rpm limits...

Shocking news: besides the specific rpm limits Yamaha suggests, there really isn't any substantial difference between what the any manufacturer's guidelines recommend and what the other two...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,535
Posted By sprouty115
I once rode my KTM 690 with a stock seat for...

I once rode my KTM 690 with a stock seat for 26-straight minutes (about 30-miles) before the pain became so unbearable that I nearly blacked out. Fortunately I was able to pull over before that...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 1,171,017
Posted By sprouty115
Be careful with ball-end hex bits, they are...

Be careful with ball-end hex bits, they are generally only used for running screws in and out. Breaking and seating to torque should be done with a straight sided hex or you risk stripping the head....
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22,383
Views: 2,751,444
Posted By sprouty115
The term "dealers" get's tossed about like it's a...

The term "dealers" get's tossed about like it's a single borg-like entity. It's little bit unfair.

I had my bike mapped by the deal at the 600-mile mark so if anything went wrong they could at...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 39,852
Posted By sprouty115
Yup, I'll be doing the same. Great seat, just...

Yup, I'll be doing the same. Great seat, just want it a little taller and flatter, more like a rally seat.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 39,852
Posted By sprouty115
FYI - For anyone interested there is a group-buy...

FYI - For anyone interested there is a group-buy getting started for a tall version of the Seat Concepts seat. I have no affiliation with Seat concepts, I just want a taller seat...please post on the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22,383
Views: 2,751,444
Posted By sprouty115
In case anyone missed it, Seat Concepts is...

In case anyone missed it, Seat Concepts is offering to do a tall seat for the 690, much like a rally seat. A few of us are in, but they need 10 people. They're even willing to do a discount for the...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-15-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,890
Posted By sprouty115
Hey Miguel, that is some pretty impressive bike! ...

Hey Miguel, that is some pretty impressive bike! So how much maintenance has that required? And also what does that thing get for gas mileage?
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22,383
Views: 2,751,444
Posted By sprouty115
The argument for changing something without...

The argument for changing something without understanding the reason is generally sound advice. But the continued point about KTM “knowing what's best", begs the question that KTM's interest and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22,383
Views: 2,751,444
Posted By sprouty115
The argument for changing something without...

The argument for changing something without understanding the reason is generally sound advice. But the continued point about KTM “knowing what's best", begs the question that KTM's interest and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22,383
Views: 2,751,444
Posted By sprouty115
The argument for changing something without...

The argument for changing something without understanding the reason is generally sound advice. But the continued point about KTM “knowing what's best", begs the question that KTM's interest and...
Forum: Vendors 04-15-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1,660
Views: 289,990
Posted By sprouty115
Any further thoughts on whether or not you'll be...

Any further thoughts on whether or not you'll be doing a run of the tall seats for the 690?
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 22,383
Views: 2,751,444
Posted By sprouty115
Thanks, I assumed there would be some type of...

Thanks, I assumed there would be some type of cage. That must be a fun assembly.

Here is another shot of my rocker assembly (somewhat) aligned in the motor. You can see that the worn area...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22,383
Views: 2,751,444
Posted By sprouty115
Ok, a few answers: - I did the 600-mile...

Ok, a few answers:

- I did the 600-mile service. In fact I do all the service work to my bike. Dealers don't have time for an anal-retentive pain in the ass with all kinds of special requests. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22,383
Views: 2,751,444
Posted By sprouty115
A heads-up for the collective - checked the...

A heads-up for the collective - checked the valves for my bike for the first time since the break in period at 600 miles, and found my intakes at the low end of the spec, but exhaust valves had...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 64,038
Posted By sprouty115
Personally, I'd use a high-temp sealant on the...

Personally, I'd use a high-temp sealant on the connections, especially considering how close the exhaust is to the tank, but it's up to you.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-09-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 24,586
Posted By sprouty115
Are you asking how to install Locus on your...

Are you asking how to install Locus on your phone? If so, then the same way you download any app.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22,383
Views: 2,751,444
Posted By sprouty115
I'm in. Just posted on the vendor thread.

I'm in. Just posted on the vendor thread.
Forum: Vendors 04-09-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,660
Views: 289,990
Posted By sprouty115
I'd definitely take one. Love the regular one I...

I'd definitely take one. Love the regular one I bought but I do wish it was taller and flatter (less "dish"). Will we still get to choose material and thread color?
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