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Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6,399
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Posted By danketchpel
I have the GPR stabilizer on my Terra. I kinda...

I have the GPR stabilizer on my Terra. I kinda feel it's necessary to be honest. I found the bike a bit twitchy at speed in turbulent air. I had a pucker moment one day following then pulling out...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By danketchpel
Yup, in the mean time KTM swallows up the entire...

Yup, in the mean time KTM swallows up the entire market with only Husky (now essentially KTM clones with minor variations) and Beta left as options. Beta only has FI on the smaller bike, but I...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-27-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,386
Posted By danketchpel
I think if I didn't have my Stelvio I'd probably...

I think if I didn't have my Stelvio I'd probably buy the Yamaha also, even though I prefer Euro bikes. The primary reason, shaft drive. All the other Euro options, Aprilia, Ducati, KTM all come with...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-26-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,386
Posted By danketchpel
After getting my 2002 Speed Triple 955 dialed in...

After getting my 2002 Speed Triple 955 dialed in I can see why you enjoyed your Tiger 955i so much. What a really wonderful engine that 955 is. I like it better than the 1050.

I agree, how an...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-26-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,386
Posted By danketchpel
I'm in the same camp. I test rode 3 S10s and 2...

I'm in the same camp. I test rode 3 S10s and 2 Stelvios, plus a host of competing bikes before I rode the Stelvio home. I almost pulled out the checkbook on a new S10 before backing out due to...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-21-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,018
Posted By danketchpel
I am of the mind slightly longer suspension...

I am of the mind slightly longer suspension travel on the Duc Scrambler might be just the ticket. It would raise the bike up some and add to the off-road capability.

It would be easy for Ducati to...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-21-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13,168
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Posted By danketchpel
I thought my breather might have been the problem...

I thought my breather might have been the problem also. I pulled it and blew air through it, nope, not the problem.

Mine has not leaked since having the seal replaced, knock on wood.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-21-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13,168
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Posted By danketchpel
That's my thinking also. I'd love to do it in a...

That's my thinking also. I'd love to do it in a small group, hopefully hit the John Day Rally in Oregon on the way up.


It's all about time off.......

But I'll be honest, for some reason I'm...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-20-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13,168
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Posted By danketchpel
I want to ride Banff and Glacier Nat'l Park more...

I want to ride Banff and Glacier Nat'l Park more than Alaska.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-20-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13,168
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Posted By danketchpel
That's the exact condition I had, though no...

That's the exact condition I had, though no puddles per se, only a minor drip off the clip. But the culprit was the CARC input shaft seal. Mine happened around 10k miles or so if I recall, maybe...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6,399
Views: 869,573
Posted By danketchpel
I think the resale value might be higher, it'd...

I think the resale value might be higher, it'd pay more to have it done plus being assured the filtration was better before I got it.

I contemplated the different approaches and decided on "gett...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-19-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13,168
Views: 1,878,371
Posted By danketchpel
I think it depends a great deal on one's...

I think it depends a great deal on one's definition of "off-road" as it can vary tremendously.

Thanks for the feedback on the FullBore M40s.

I agree the Shinko 705s are pretty darn good and I...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-18-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,018
Posted By danketchpel
Styling aside, I think it's good that Ducati...

Styling aside, I think it's good that Ducati tossed a pretty good performer (decent power & light weight into the ring consisting of mostly mild performance bikes (let's consider the Guzzi V7...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-14-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13,168
Views: 1,878,371
Posted By danketchpel
What is she considering for a replacement?

What is she considering for a replacement?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-14-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 13,168
Views: 1,878,371
Posted By danketchpel
Can you fit 2 tubes in that space?

Can you fit 2 tubes in that space?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-13-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,018
Posted By danketchpel
Having ridden the Triumph and sat on the Ducati...

Having ridden the Triumph and sat on the Ducati I'd 2nd this assessment.

I think personally find the Classic the most appealing, though not super crazy about the seat. When I sat on it at the show...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 12:15 PM
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Views: 792,596
Posted By danketchpel
Thanks for the feedback. I also have hard luggage...

Thanks for the feedback. I also have hard luggage for the Terra and was looking to use the Monarch Pass bags for shorter or more off-road oriented rides.

Please do post pix and some ride report on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3,619
Views: 792,596
Posted By danketchpel
How are you liking those Wolfman Monarch Pass...

How are you liking those Wolfman Monarch Pass bags? I just picked up a pair but haven't used them yet. I test mounted them but that's it.

I was scheduled to do a 4 day ride/camp deal at the end of...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-12-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,386
Posted By danketchpel
Yes, I'm with you. I wish the Stelvio was 100lbs...

Yes, I'm with you. I wish the Stelvio was 100lbs less to be honest. I really think ~500 lbs is a nice weight for a street bike. Around 425-450 is good for sport bike but a tad light for the open road...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-11-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,386
Posted By danketchpel
I agree, I don't see the need for 150hp. When I...

I agree, I don't see the need for 150hp. When I rode the MTS and 1190 I kinda thought "that's more than I need, where am I gonna use it?"

I have come to the point where quality of power and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-11-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13,168
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Posted By danketchpel
Same deal for me. In addition I don't sweat the...

Same deal for me. In addition I don't sweat the wheels getting out of round if I don't pay attention to the spoke tension.

I like having both with different tires mounted on each. I'm still...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-08-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13,168
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Posted By danketchpel
Hmm.... the seals worked fine in my forks. I used...

Hmm.... the seals worked fine in my forks. I used the same exact kit.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-07-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13,168
Views: 1,878,371
Posted By danketchpel
That setup looks really nice, totally factory...

That setup looks really nice, totally factory looking.

I like the easy adjustability of that mounting approach. Do you splay the lights outward to light the sides of the road and compensate for...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-07-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13,168
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Posted By danketchpel
From my experimentation on a few bikes to get any...

From my experimentation on a few bikes to get any significant improvement in mpg you have to look outside of the cruise range. I have achieved minimal improvements by making the cruise range fairly...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6,399
Views: 869,573
Posted By danketchpel
Thanks for the info. Post up some pix of it...

Thanks for the info. Post up some pix of it installed.
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6,399
Views: 869,573
Posted By danketchpel
I think the DR is a very good bike. As mentioned...

I think the DR is a very good bike. As mentioned it needs mods to be in the same performance league. I've ridden the DR, owned a KLR, and now ride a TR.

If you want Japanese warm and fuzzy...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-06-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13,168
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Posted By danketchpel
So as I understand this, to optimize the fuel...

So as I understand this, to optimize the fuel delta table one would alter the stock delta fuel table to adjust for the % variation shown in your AFR comparison table.

As an example, say for the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-06-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 13,168
Views: 1,878,371
Posted By danketchpel
Thanks a BUNCH! That is very useful. ...

Thanks a BUNCH!

That is very useful.

That's a very cool excel tool you have.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-05-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By danketchpel
I agree, almost nothing matches all the...

I agree, almost nothing matches all the requirements, at least built in the last couple decades.

You didn't mention price. Personally I'd probably go for a Tiger 800XC. I believe that will make...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-05-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13,168
Views: 1,878,371
Posted By danketchpel
I think the best solution is to mount them up...

I think the best solution is to mount them up under the fairing. That option has been posted back a ways.

If you want to use the stock location some extreme vibration isolation would be a good...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-03-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13,168
Views: 1,878,371
Posted By danketchpel
I won't use centerstand if it's not pretty darn...

I won't use centerstand if it's not pretty darn level on solid ground. Even then not fully loaded. I really only use it for removing the rear wheel. When I was traveling and needed to pull the rear...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-30-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13,168
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Posted By danketchpel
I couldn't find it in my shop manual. For some...

I couldn't find it in my shop manual. For some goofy reason the whole CARC drive unit is missing from the torque specs section. The section that deals with the pinion seal ring just says (tighten to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27,010
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Posted By danketchpel
I'd like to know the same.

I'd like to know the same.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-28-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13,168
Views: 1,878,371
Posted By danketchpel
OK, this makes me seriously jealous. I would...

OK, this makes me seriously jealous. I would REALLY like to participate in that ride/event.

I will be in Ashville (unfortunately not on my bike, grrrr) in early July for the first time in about...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-28-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13,168
Views: 1,878,371
Posted By danketchpel
I agree that sometimes you have to make...

I agree that sometimes you have to make adjustments (AFR or not) based on how it really works in the real world. I have edited my AFR map over at least 12 revisions for my Husky to get what I wanted...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-28-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13,168
Views: 1,878,371
Posted By danketchpel
Yes, I know. this is exactly how I'm running my...

Yes, I know. this is exactly how I'm running my Husky and what I mentioned early as about the only option for running 100% closed loop unless you use an aftermarket ECU like Motech or Microsquirt.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-27-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13,168
Views: 1,878,371
Posted By danketchpel
One has to remember that the PC5 + AT is...

One has to remember that the PC5 + AT is primarily running piggy back on top of what's already there. Much of the lower level calcs and functions the ECU does is still going on. The only thing the PC...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-27-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13,168
Views: 1,878,371
Posted By danketchpel
I think there's 2 choices that make sense. ...

I think there's 2 choices that make sense.

1. direct ECU remapping, however you go about it.

2. PC5+Autotune using the wide band O2 sensors and running closed loop 100% of the time.

I've...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-25-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13,168
Views: 1,878,371
Posted By danketchpel
Yes, I get this, even with my bike being remapped...

Yes, I get this, even with my bike being remapped and the canister disconnected.

I recently made a few changes in the mapping that seem to have reduced it to barely noticeable, but I need to ride...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6,399
Views: 869,573
Posted By danketchpel
Mark H lives in the Philippines (Cebu) so he...

Mark H lives in the Philippines (Cebu) so he probably the best experience that matches your's.

I live in California where it's forgotten how to rain here, friggen drought.....

I've ridden...
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