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Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
Hammer down the top a bit. :lol3 Or dremel...

Hammer down the top a bit. :lol3

Or dremel out some plastic on the top of the tube.

A bit of both maybe?
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
I've just been keeping an MSR bottle in my top...

I've just been keeping an MSR bottle in my top case. So far my attempt at velcroing it to front of the top clamshell hasn't really panned out. The velcro I bought doesn't want to stick to the inner...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
+1 :thumb

+1

:thumb
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
:nod And if you get electrical gremlins like...

:nod

And if you get electrical gremlins like I did ("ECU not found" error on LCD and bike won't start), cleaning all electrical connections and liberal application of dielectric grease seems to...
Forum: Beasts 12-26-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
Thanks for the heads-up. I saw your old post on...

Thanks for the heads-up. I saw your old post on the Ape forums with the part number. I'll see if I can track that part down as well.

Thanks again.
Forum: Beasts 12-25-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
No rush. :) Merry Christmas!

No rush. :)

Merry Christmas!
Forum: Beasts 12-24-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
No worries. I'm not in a huge rush to get this...

No worries. I'm not in a huge rush to get this mounted. The really nice fellow who found my tailbag returned it last night with everything but the yogurt I'd packed for breakfast the morning I lost...
Forum: Beasts 12-24-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
Hi! Do you have the H&B Alurack for a Dorsoduro...

Hi! Do you have the H&B Alurack for a Dorsoduro available?

I think it's part number:

650779 01 01

I found a new old stock Krauser K5 that I picked up on Ebay and I just need the rack to...
Forum: Beasts 12-23-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
Nevermind... Looks like the Hepco and Bender...

Nevermind... Looks like the Hepco and Bender Alurack is the same part.

Thanks for the link. I'll give them a shout.
Forum: Beasts 12-23-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
Thanks! Didn't know about the marks on the...

Thanks! Didn't know about the marks on the bodywork, that should help quite a bit.

Krauser doesn't seem to have a US distributor any longer. I can't find any place to buy the rear rack, but I...
Forum: Beasts 12-21-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
Calling all Givi or other topcase users. I...

Calling all Givi or other topcase users.

I forgot to snap my tailbag in place last week, which resulted in my losing my wallet, some keys, my Slime Micro compressor, some sunglasses and some...
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
Yeah... Don't break small wires molded directly...

Yeah... Don't break small wires molded directly into plastic housings. :rofl
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
I got a chance to tear into the bike on Saturday...

I got a chance to tear into the bike on Saturday with a buddy. Removed the side covers and propped the tank up, then went to work with dielectric grease on every connector I could find. Many of...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
I think you'll find that with just about any of...

I think you'll find that with just about any of the brand-specific forums, but I haven't found any other place with info regarding Dorsos. There just aren't that many out there.
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
Over on ApriliaForum, there seems to be an issue...

Over on ApriliaForum, there seems to be an issue with some of the '09/'10 DDs and Shivers throwing this code. Checking the ECU fuse, cleaning contacts and checking for any wiring with wear appears...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
Argh. Went out this morning to start the bike...

Argh. Went out this morning to start the bike and when I turned the key, the red service light and the "ECU disconnected" icon appeared at the bottom of the LCD screen.

Not sure what the issue is...
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
Don't forget about vacuum in the aux tank as it...

Don't forget about vacuum in the aux tank as it empties.

Also, the pump is an electric motor requiring the bike to be on while you run it. Not sure I'd want to be dispensing fuel in that...
Forum: Beasts 05-31-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
I can't stand the stock seat either. I'm happy...

I can't stand the stock seat either. I'm happy with the gel seat. I also ride a road bike with a teeny-tiny seat, so my undercarriage is fairly well used to abuse. :lol3

I still have my stock...
Forum: Beasts 05-02-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
You'd think they'd be bolted on better...

You'd think they'd be bolted on better...
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
Update: I've had the bike back for a little...

Update:

I've had the bike back for a little over a week and it's running great. The codes were erroneous. Turned out to be carbon buildup in the throttle bodies. That's an easy fix when it pops...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
My Dorso is back at the shop. The bike died mid...

My Dorso is back at the shop. The bike died mid left-turn last week and the Urgent Service light came on when I restarted it. It did the same weird surge between 2500-3000rpm with no throttle...
Forum: Beasts 01-27-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
:clap

:clap
Forum: Beasts 01-23-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
Looks good. Now get out there and hit some rocks...

Looks good. Now get out there and hit some rocks and let us know if it works. :lol3
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
Just to clarify, I have a 750. I don't know how...

Just to clarify, I have a 750. I don't know how many 1200s are out there yet.
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
I had one issue, described a few pages back, that...

I had one issue, described a few pages back, that required a trip to the dealer. (Bad sensor.)

Other than that, I do my own oil changes and tire changes and the bike has been pretty worry-free.
...
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
I should have grabbed a video of the bike doing...

I should have grabbed a video of the bike doing its thing, but under the stress of the moment, I didn't think about it.

It sounded like someone was holding about 1/2 throttle and there was a...
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
Herb, it really wasn't scary to ride, the revs...

Herb, it really wasn't scary to ride, the revs would climb and drop instantly. If I left the clutch out, the bike would lurch along in 1st or 2nd. In 3rd, it would sort of bog down, so I used to...
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
Interesting issue popped up yesterday. I was...

Interesting issue popped up yesterday. I was riding home from work on my Dorso and had about a mile to go when the red triangle idiot light came on and URGENT SERVICE appeared on the LCD screen. ...
Forum: Beasts 03-19-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
My headlight bulb went out on Friday and I was...

My headlight bulb went out on Friday and I was finally able to get around to swapping it out on Sunday. What a P.I.T.A. I had to remove the cluster/windscreen to swap the bulb. Has anyone found a...
Forum: Beasts 01-27-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
If you want to take the lead, I'll take two. :D

If you want to take the lead, I'll take two. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,303
Posted By YakSpout
ADVPeeRally?

ADVPeeRally?
Forum: Beasts 01-10-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
Looks good. Can't wait to hear how it feels.

Looks good. Can't wait to hear how it feels.
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
I'm subbed to the thread, so I still check in...

I'm subbed to the thread, so I still check in every once in a while. Still have my DD and actually got to ride for fun rather than commute on Saturday morning. :clap That's a rare treat these...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
I've been running the aftermarket Aprilia tail...

I've been running the aftermarket Aprilia tail bag, with some mods. (The standard tie straps have been replaced with parachute clips for easy on/off and I had to use a longer tie strap to mount the...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2011, 12:03 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
I had a guy on a Bandit 1200 gesture me up next...

I had a guy on a Bandit 1200 gesture me up next to him at a light one day. He asked, "How do you NOT get arrested every day on that thing?"

Simple reply.... "I'm not sure..."


:1drink
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
I was commuting on my CBR954RR and got tired of...

I was commuting on my CBR954RR and got tired of the short, lane-splitting trip on a supersport after a few years. I picked up the Dorso about 18 months ago and it's an awesome hooligan commuter. ...
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
Gotcha, thanks. A buddy is installing the same...

Gotcha, thanks. A buddy is installing the same kit on his VFR this week. I may have to order it up.
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
Nice looking bike. Where'd you get the HID...

Nice looking bike. Where'd you get the HID conversion? How was the install?
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 132,038
Posted By YakSpout
While you're in there, I highly recommend taking...

While you're in there, I highly recommend taking off that horrible stinger. A tidy-tail kit is less than $90 and made me at least $200 happier... ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,175
Posted By YakSpout
The 405N is still closed... Traffic is jacked. ...

The 405N is still closed... Traffic is jacked. A moto rider goes down in that section of the 405 about twice a month and they barely sweep up afterward. But when it's a CHiP, they shut down the...
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