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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:16 PM
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Posted By canadius_maximus
Not sure I get your question. The shrouds...

Not sure I get your question.

The shrouds attach onto the rad fore and to the frame aft.

Instead of un mounting the tanks, why not just run them dry, the close off the individual tank...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2015, 10:15 PM
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Posted By canadius_maximus
Cool tip. No, really, I mean that! :lol3...

Cool tip.

No, really, I mean that! :lol3

I did the cheapo rubber jobbie (boy, am I on a roll or what?) - never realising there was a high-temp option.

thx!

cm
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 03:11 PM
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Posted By canadius_maximus
Are you running an aux tank of any kind? Because...

Are you running an aux tank of any kind? Because if you do, you could always drain from the connecting hose that ties into the junction at the base of the tank. If you've got a RR tank, you'll know...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 284,180
Posted By canadius_maximus
No problem --glad you're sorted.

No problem --glad you're sorted.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5,050
Views: 1,778,266
Posted By canadius_maximus
I think I see a light grey GL logo. Looks like...

I think I see a light grey GL logo. Looks like the Giant Loop Mojavi with the middle pack removed....

Lovely pics. Asturias is where my mother was born and raised - so love to see pics of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 06:29 AM
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Posted By canadius_maximus
Never happened to me. But coming from a bike...

Never happened to me. But coming from a bike that had neither a light nor a gauge, I have always used my odo (#2) as my guide.

CM
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 284,180
Posted By canadius_maximus
Hi Trev. Great question. Correct. No extra...

Hi Trev. Great question.

Correct. No extra ground wire used like in the OEM unit. I used Jack's wiring diagram to guide me - this was perfect for someone also challenged in the ways of wiring:
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 02:37 PM
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Views: 284,180
Posted By canadius_maximus
Reg/Rect Replace & Relocate

I posted this in the Mega-thread, but since this pertains chiefly to the EVO 2 crowd, here you go:

So, ordered the Mosfet Shindingen FH020 kit from Jack at Roadstercycle (thanks Jack!!)...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 02:28 PM
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Posted By canadius_maximus
Reg/Rect Replace & Relocate

So, what started as a "why did my Garmin GPS blow up?" ended as a discovery that the OEM R/R was likely on its way out.

So, ordered the Mosfet Shindingen FH020 kit from Jack at Roadstercycle...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 09:08 AM
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Posted By canadius_maximus
Check the build thread on my signature. I've...

Check the build thread on my signature. I've covered pretty much every step of this build.

As to the taps, they are of a basic style, as seen here: (borrowing another member's photo, not...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 12:00 AM
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Posted By canadius_maximus
I unplug the fuel lines whenever I need the tanks...

I unplug the fuel lines whenever I need the tanks off. Am going to mount a quick release fitting (like the on the rear) on each of the side tanks. Will make the process way simpler.

CM
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-17-2015, 02:33 PM
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Views: 10,692,464
Posted By canadius_maximus
Agreed. And additionally, one must wonder ...

Agreed. And additionally, one must wonder

1) How's this going to square with the whole "non FF helmets are better for visibility" thing,

2) as per 1), but for ventilation, and

...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-15-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 17,420
Posted By canadius_maximus
Do you know how hard it was to find an...

Do you know how hard it was to find an "advrider"-themed cutout thing, you know, the type you stick your head into and have your photo taken ...:lol3

...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2015, 08:56 AM
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Posted By canadius_maximus
That's a Rally Raid EVO 1 tank + fairing combo......

That's a Rally Raid EVO 1 tank + fairing combo... from here: http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk/ktm-690-adventure-fairing-kit-black...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-12-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,499
Posted By canadius_maximus
No need to get ornery, bud - I'm explaining it as...

No need to get ornery, bud - I'm explaining it as best as I know how. I acknowledge that electrics are what I struggle the most with on bikes - that's why I'm here.


Hog, thanks - that lays out...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-11-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,499
Posted By canadius_maximus
Thanks Mule - great explanation. I referred...

Thanks Mule - great explanation.

I referred to 12V as opposed to the GPS's onboard battery. And yes, the USB connector was connected to one of the bike's accessory circuits, not direct to the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 07:18 PM
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Posted By canadius_maximus
In the time it took to type that, you'd have...

In the time it took to type that, you'd have taken the two bolts off and the skid plate .... :lol3

Seriously, all joking aside - I found it odd at first (compared to my last bike, where the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-09-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,603
Posted By canadius_maximus
Great response Rix! It should be arriving...

Great response Rix!

It should be arriving in the post by tomorrow - I'll play with it some - and with your write up, should be able to sort this out.

Again, thanks for the detailed...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-09-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,603
Posted By canadius_maximus
Thanks for that pic and write-up - addresses the...

Thanks for that pic and write-up - addresses the very concern I have, with the exact same unit I have on order (arriving tomorrow, hopefully).

Any other pics or pointers of where to RR bracket has...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 284,180
Posted By canadius_maximus
Awesome reply B - many thanks. And yes,...

Awesome reply B - many thanks. And yes, irrespective of whether EVO 1 or 2, the relocation distance (relative to the brown connector) is the same, so your setup is very relevant indeed, and your...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2015, 08:45 AM
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Posted By canadius_maximus
I don't want to kill all the vibe around the tank...

I don't want to kill all the vibe around the tank guards - but just wondering if someone has a comment on whether either of these will be long enough for the RH EVO 2 location of the Rect/Reg. I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2015, 08:41 AM
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Posted By canadius_maximus
I'd be in for a set (if in orange). cm

I'd be in for a set (if in orange).

cm
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2015, 01:33 PM
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Posted By canadius_maximus
If I was worried about them, I wouldn't just take...

If I was worried about them, I wouldn't just take them along as parts. I'd replace them up front before leaving - keeping them as spares if they're still ok. Maybe that's what you meant - in which...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-02-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,499
Posted By canadius_maximus
Thanks all. Further update. My regulator...

Thanks all.

Further update. My regulator is reading upwards of 18V. Maybe a problem ... :lol3

So now the focus is sorting out the Rect/Reg. But certainly looking to fix (if possible)...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2015, 08:50 AM
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Posted By canadius_maximus
I know I posted a question about the electrical...

I know I posted a question about the electrical issue itself (over charging) over in the wunderfest thread - but as I look to which option (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=802680...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 10:32 PM
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Posted By canadius_maximus
Reg/Rect help

So, it all started with blowing 2 x Garmin 60CSX gps units - as described here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1069714

So a buddy with a 690 and more smarts than me came over to...
Forum: Photos 06-01-2015, 04:04 PM
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Views: 14,238
Posted By canadius_maximus
Pouring rain, but still lots of fun! ...

Pouring rain, but still lots of fun!

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j187/delta_lima/KTM%20690/Road%20Trip%20Labour%20Day%202014/c7bde592-5401-4d05-9eb4-45ce4227b22a_zps4c15b135.jpg...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-01-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,499
Posted By canadius_maximus
Thanks, So when I plugged it in, though,...

Thanks,

So when I plugged it in, though, the battery bars on the top left disappeared and the 12V power icon came on instead. That and the fact that it ran for about a month made me think it...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-01-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,499
Posted By canadius_maximus
TWO blown Garmin 60CSX - salvageable?

I hope this is the right spot for this - please move if/as req'd.

OK - had a Garmin 60CSX for quite a few years - used to run just on battery. Then, about a year ago, I began using an old iPhone...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 09:14 AM
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Posted By canadius_maximus
When I did my RR kit, I disconnected each and...

When I did my RR kit, I disconnected each and every connection I encountered - checked for corrosion, put in some dielectric grease, and then reconnected.

The other benefit is that it enables...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,866
Posted By canadius_maximus
I didn't take from the post that his was a...

I didn't take from the post that his was a surprise / "his" decision scenario. But if indeed that was the original intent - then I'd really recommend against it and as CopaM suggests, involve her...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,866
Posted By canadius_maximus
I certainly don't think there's a single right...

I certainly don't think there's a single right answer - a lot boils down to what ratio of hwy/dirt you're looking at for her, and also what tradeoff are you most willing to let go of vs the one you...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23,376
Views: 2,964,491
Posted By canadius_maximus
Here's all you need to know about the KTM 690: ...

Here's all you need to know about the KTM 690:

1) Yes it comes with a right hand mirror.
2) No, you don't have to prepare your arse to ride it.
3) No, it has no reverse gear.
4) It doesn't care...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 09:28 AM
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Posted By canadius_maximus
Previous bike was a DRZ - being a "one-bike" guy,...

Previous bike was a DRZ - being a "one-bike" guy, it was my commuter/fun bike all in one. Bad battery early on - replaced and tendered every single day thereafter. Other than oil changes at 5K, and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 09:00 AM
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Posted By canadius_maximus
Sounds good - looking forward to seeing what you...

Sounds good - looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

The funny flag was on for a special 11 Nov (Remembrance Day) ride. After wearing it on my uniform's shoulder for a decade, it was no...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-14-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,121
Posted By canadius_maximus
Odd example. SM is wearing what was then...

Odd example. SM is wearing what was then available for gear - on a dirt ride. Referencing the absence of leather is misconstruing Pantah's comments about racers - clearly he's talking road. So the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-14-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,121
Posted By canadius_maximus
Yes, I've always known TBI is the big issue for...

Yes, I've always known TBI is the big issue for helmets in general. What was news to me was the discovery (at least according to these Brazilian doctors) that there was significantly more risk in...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-14-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,121
Posted By canadius_maximus
JD et al, What I found interesting in the...

JD et al,

What I found interesting in the Brazilian study is the linkage between 3/4 helmets and brain injury - a connection that to my mind, wasn't immediately obvious. I'm curious too, about...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-14-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,121
Posted By canadius_maximus
Thanks for the link to the study. Something...

Thanks for the link to the study.

Something new that I hadn't considered was the linkage between open face helmets and increased brain injury. I'd have thought the primary risk in 3/4 was around...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-14-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,013
Posted By canadius_maximus
Another great RR I missed until now. Love your...

Another great RR I missed until now. Love your photos - too many lovely ones to pic a favourite.

Bravo!

cm
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