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Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5,947
Views: 876,912
Posted By BigTony
I'm really happy with my Wings exhaust. ...

I'm really happy with my Wings exhaust. Beautiful Ti and CF, very affordable, comes with two screened inserts for 3 sound levels.

Just another option
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,054
Posted By BigTony
I will say, the speed triple is surprisingly...

I will say, the speed triple is surprisingly comfy too for me (6'4 275lb). I look ridiculous on it though
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,018
Posted By BigTony
My dad and I were reminiscing about his 1969...

My dad and I were reminiscing about his 1969 cb750 sandcast that was the first bike I ever got a ride on (when I was 5 or so), and he even found the old pink slip. Stolen from a locked garage and...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,054
Posted By BigTony
I'm 6'4 with short legs and can't tuck my knees...

I'm 6'4 with short legs and can't tuck my knees on the tuono. It's pretty much unrideable sadly. The 950 supermoto on the other hand is incredibly comfy and the handling is fantastic.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-03-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,343
Posted By BigTony
Is it sacrilege to say I think a parallel twin...

Is it sacrilege to say I think a parallel twin might work better in a small format than a v-twin?

While we're on the wish-list I'll put in my vote for a really truly wide ratio gear box. I want...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5,947
Views: 876,912
Posted By BigTony
In tank fuel sock is probably a better label than...

In tank fuel sock is probably a better label than 'tank-neck filter bag thing' ;)

Yep it works, it's also a pain since it makes filling the tank really slow
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5,947
Views: 876,912
Posted By BigTony
(edit: SoilSampleDave beat me to it!) The...

(edit: SoilSampleDave beat me to it!)

The local 'Berg guru recommends retrofitting the 500exc fuel quick break, which incorporates a fuel filter at that junction. Haven't done it yet but...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-23-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,231
Posted By BigTony
http://www.gearingcommander.com Great...

http://www.gearingcommander.com

Great resource

I really like a 44 rear and swap between 16/17 up front.

The easiest swap is to get an extra rear gear carrier- then it's as easy as popping...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,906
Posted By BigTony
I does kind of seem like BMW has a lot of recalls...

I does kind of seem like BMW has a lot of recalls

On the other hand it seems my other favorite brand, KTM, has known problems with the air-boxes on 1190 bikes and no recall, leaving folks to fix...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,906
Posted By BigTony
Yep that bike in the vid seems to rev very freely...

Yep that bike in the vid seems to rev very freely too, could have some mods. I've certainly never tested up anywhere near that speed though it'd be fun on a track.

Hmm do any of the PCV or...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,906
Posted By BigTony
I also bought my '12 late in the year and that...

I also bought my '12 late in the year and that gave the opportunity to ensure the VIN number was one that was made after the recall and con-rod problems had been addressed (ie mine didn't need the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,906
Posted By BigTony
Looks about right.. That dude is bananas doing...

Looks about right.. That dude is bananas doing that on the road he did it on though
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,906
Posted By BigTony
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TznON0BBdik/VG2...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TznON0BBdik/VG2CnquJtLI/AAAAAAAACxk/1z38F7FXYRo/w506-h380/IMG_0871-002.JPG
Fantastic bike
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5,947
Views: 876,912
Posted By BigTony
I'd say my fe570 is more vibey than my xr650r...

I'd say my fe570 is more vibey than my xr650r with a cam and high comp piston. But quite a bit less so than my old drz400e. It's plenty smooth for me
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-09-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,289
Posted By BigTony
Have you done sas/canister/sai removal? I...

Have you done sas/canister/sai removal? I resisted doing that for a long time but it made the biggest difference on my '07. Once I did that, with the stock air boxl, custom exhaust, and akra map...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5,947
Views: 876,912
Posted By BigTony
Yeah we're down to like one place that I know of...

Yeah we're down to like one place that I know of with any expertise on Husabergs in norther california. It's getting harder to find them
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5,947
Views: 876,912
Posted By BigTony
My relatively new to me 11 fe570 with 200 miles...

My relatively new to me 11 fe570 with 200 miles is doing roughly the same thing. Local dealer says it's almost definitely the pump and got KTM to give me one for free..I've got to go pick it up and...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 91,339
Posted By BigTony
I definitely pay the RR price in knee/back...

I definitely pay the RR price in knee/back fatigue and pain but it's worth it... If it was comfortable you couldn't get me off of the thing. But yeah, it looks like a mini clown bike with me on it
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,462
Posted By BigTony
I'm sure BMW is hoping customers will add one of...

I'm sure BMW is hoping customers will add one of these to the stable or convert from other brands rather than replace a GS (cannibalization of cash cows is always a concern)

I've got an s1000rr...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 91,339
Posted By BigTony
I sat on an s1000r and the 1290 SD and for my 6'4...

I sat on an s1000r and the 1290 SD and for my 6'4 290lb frame the SD is dead comfy while the s1000r is more cramped for me.

I have an s1000rr and I love it for it's mechanical excellence, quick...
Forum: Vendors 10-22-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1,748
Views: 237,871
Posted By BigTony
I've got a husaberg fe570 that uses what looks...

I've got a husaberg fe570 that uses what looks like a standard late model KTM exc headlight, which uses an "S2" bulb

Has anyone had any success with an LED bulb in one of these housings?
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By BigTony
Mine was doing this recently. Just started out...

Mine was doing this recently. Just started out of the blue. I took the carb off and replaced the float, as well as the seat and float needle. To be honest I didn't see any smoking gun as to what...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-07-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By BigTony
My 990 popped after I added an exhaust. It was...

My 990 popped after I added an exhaust. It was lean popping in my case, confirmed and remedied via dyno tuning.

A modern FI should be able to compensate, but they didn't in '07. Hopefully the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-06-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,168
Posted By BigTony
Hey I've got an '07 and it benefitted greatly by...

Hey I've got an '07 and it benefitted greatly by removing the sas and canister evap routing. Recommended

I've got xxxl hands and got the sas plates on no prob - just take your time. There were...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5,947
Views: 876,912
Posted By BigTony
Has anyone found or had made a longer clutch hose...

Has anyone found or had made a longer clutch hose for an fe570?

I have some sweet up-forward risers I want to use on top of a scotts sub mount adapter, but I need 3" extra or so on the clutch...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-02-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,476
Posted By BigTony
As far as I can make out just about everybody...

As far as I can make out just about everybody waves in Northern CA, unless in the middle of shifting or something, myself included :clap
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By BigTony
OK so I have another question; I'm curious on how...

OK so I have another question; I'm curious on how folks ensure they've got the rim centered on the hub when truing

Do you take a specific offset measurement from the bushing to the center, or just...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-11-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,387
Posted By BigTony
I had one that came on my bike and I sold it,...

I had one that came on my bike and I sold it, then regretted it ever since. It did interfere with the kickstand spring a little, but I've since relocated with a CJ bracket

I'd buy one right now! ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By BigTony
Awesome, sounds like I'm good to go thanks for...

Awesome, sounds like I'm good to go thanks for the confirmation. I'll start truing them up and hopefully everything will seat in.

Yep the wheel looks sweet so far and I can't wait to get it on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By BigTony
KTM Cush Hub Wheel Build - Issue/Question for experts

I'm building a rear KTM cush hub rear wheel from a kit I bought from an inmate.

It's a ktm 640 hub, with excel rim

I laced it up and the spokes are only just bottomed/snugged at this point. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-04-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,522
Posted By BigTony
Have you seen a 1190 parked next to an 800gs? ...

Have you seen a 1190 parked next to an 800gs? They have remarkably similar dimensions

I'd also like to see a <400 lb lightweight twin with a fairing and lots of fuel capacity but doubt we'll see...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-02-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By BigTony
I'm around 30K miles on my '07 and replaced the...

I'm around 30K miles on my '07 and replaced the seals in my brake master cyl and calipers and it really improved brake feel in my case. It was easy to do

My steering head bearing just went out so...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-02-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,604
Posted By BigTony
I prefer the pirellis over the heidenau k60.....

I prefer the pirellis over the heidenau k60.. They work well enough for gravel/graded stuff and are great on road

D908 is sketchy on stock rim width IMO. I like the mefo se pretty well. I've...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-01-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By BigTony
A little Google fu And you can find the super...

A little Google fu And you can find the super enduro did 1.85 dirt star rim for $230 no tax free shipping

I'm not sure if I'm supposed to post links to vendors so pm me if you want to know where I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-30-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By BigTony
Awesome that's great to hear!

Awesome that's great to hear!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-30-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By BigTony
Question PCV+auto tune on '07/08 990

I've seen some anecdotes that, though power commander v and auto tune aren't officially supported for '07-08 990 adventure, it'll actually work correctly.

Is anyone successfully using them with...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-28-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By BigTony
Just look up the OEM rim for a 2007 Super Enduro....

Just look up the OEM rim for a 2007 Super Enduro. This is a 1.85 did dirt star and laces up directly with the OEM hubs/spokes/nipples. It's working great for me!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-27-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By BigTony
I'll second the super enduro rim. It's an OE DID...

I'll second the super enduro rim. It's an OE DID Dirt Star and you can find it in online parts fiches under the super enduro. Mine cost $230 - maybe you can find it cheaper. I laced it myself and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-26-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 491,224
Posted By BigTony
Those maps didn't work well in my '07 w/ exhaust...

Those maps didn't work well in my '07 w/ exhaust and foam filter. I believe the values in the maps were developed for '09+ bikes and they're quite different from '07-08 maps. YMMV
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-23-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 11,152
Views: 2,376,431
Posted By BigTony
Steering head bearings today ('07 ~30k miles). ...

Steering head bearings today ('07 ~30k miles). They'd gotten pretty notchy so it's nice to have everything smooth

http://flic.kr/p/nG5G8f
http://flic.kr/p/nG5G8f
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