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Forum: Thumpers Today, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By sprouty115
I had one in high school. I disliked it within 30...

I had one in high school. I disliked it within 30 minutes of driving it off the dealer's lot. It was slower, heavier, handled worse and was, generally speaking, less fun in every way than my friend's...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,594
Posted By sprouty115
I did exactly as El Ponkin mentioned - I loaded...

I did exactly as El Ponkin mentioned - I loaded the EVO 1 EU map and left the vent hose high up under the seat. I also added a small one-way vent, though I really question if that was necessary. You...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-28-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By sprouty115
May I ask why you wouldn't just travel with your...

May I ask why you wouldn't just travel with your NZ documents? Considering they match with respect to names, it seems to me that would raise less questions than the lack of a motorcycle endorsement.
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20,661
Views: 2,429,604
Posted By sprouty115
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2504...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25041991&postcount=18303
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By sprouty115
The 690 has a number of unsealed conncectors and...

The 690 has a number of unsealed conncectors and power washing is generally a bad idea (which you've proven already). Now you already got some good advice from CanadianX and El Ponkin, so follow it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20,661
Views: 2,429,604
Posted By sprouty115
I used Slaven's Racing. I weigh 265 with gear and...

I used Slaven's Racing. I weigh 265 with gear and went with his recommendation of 9.6kg/mm (= 94N/mm). You'll probably end up at 85-90N/mm range. Here is what I found for springs that were available:...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-26-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12,631
Views: 800,442
Posted By sprouty115
"Ok, we're going to have to go back and get the...

"Ok, we're going to have to go back and get the 400"
"Yeah"
"We gotta get it back to the house"
"Yeah"
"So you wanna get the 400?"
"Yeah"

(We're not getting anywhere. Now we've got to think...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-25-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12,631
Views: 800,442
Posted By sprouty115
Gotta admit that is some funny stuff.

Gotta admit that is some funny stuff.
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20,661
Views: 2,429,604
Posted By sprouty115
Yup, then replace the poorly designed unit with...

Yup, then replace the poorly designed unit with either the Rally Raid or Perun pieces:

http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk/ktm-690-lower-tank-bolt-repair-kit
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,607
Posted By sprouty115
Yup, this is what I would suggest. For me it...

Yup, this is what I would suggest. For me it would be easy - Triumph Scrambler.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4,541
Views: 1,530,345
Posted By sprouty115
Well, technically they are $1,175 with the front...

Well, technically they are $1,175 with the front shroud and shipping to the US, but yeah, they are costly. So why don't you try to make a set on your own and then let me know how much they cost.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 713,126
Posted By sprouty115
Sure, I'll post something tomorrow.

Sure, I'll post something tomorrow.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 713,126
Posted By sprouty115
Yeah, Levain, hipped me to those. If I wasn't...

Yeah, Levain, hipped me to those. If I wasn't committed to the Siskiyous with no rack, I'd give them a solid look.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 713,126
Posted By sprouty115
http://www.dualsportracks.com/ktm/

http://www.dualsportracks.com/ktm/
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20,661
Views: 2,429,604
Posted By sprouty115
Not sure by what you wrote whether it's 10% dirt...

Not sure by what you wrote whether it's 10% dirt and 90% tar or the other way around. Anyway, if you spend most of your time on trails and don't need to pack a ton of shit to camp and don't mind...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20,661
Views: 2,429,604
Posted By sprouty115
I tend to agree, but it does vary significantly....

I tend to agree, but it does vary significantly. For instance, there are three reports on the link below that are 10K or less:


ADVrider thread -...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 713,126
Posted By sprouty115
I'm sure those are great bags, but they mount...

I'm sure those are great bags, but they mount high and pretty far back.
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 166,979
Posted By sprouty115
Thanks AMa, based on your readings, it may be...

Thanks AMa, based on your readings, it may be better to have it enabled to minimize the lean conditions at lower RPMs. I'll try it out both ways again once the weather gets a little warmer.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 166,979
Posted By sprouty115
AMa, if I understand you correctly, for those of...

AMa, if I understand you correctly, for those of us that are running the EVO1 mapping, but don't have a custom L map, it would be better to leave the O2 enabled? I believe I have it disabled with...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 20,661
Views: 2,429,604
Posted By sprouty115
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2508...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25085549&postcount=18439
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-17-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12,631
Views: 800,442
Posted By sprouty115
If you ride 25mph for 24 hrs, you'll cover 600...

If you ride 25mph for 24 hrs, you'll cover 600 miles. Dived by 600 miles by 10miles/lap and you get 60 laps.

Edit: sorry, just realized what you were responding to...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11,251
Views: 785,933
Posted By sprouty115
Wow, what a ride. I just want to thank all of...

Wow, what a ride. I just want to thank all of you for a great time. There is so much knowledge and willingness to contribute insightful information that this truly is a special two weeks. You...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 20,661
Views: 2,429,604
Posted By sprouty115
Well maybe you don't understand because I...

Well maybe you don't understand because I completely mis-read what you wrote and then assumed you were saying the exact opposite of what you really meant. You didn't consider that now did you?

...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20,661
Views: 2,429,604
Posted By sprouty115
And that's why a straight pipe is quiter than a...

And that's why a straight pipe is quiter than a silencer? :huh

The EVO-1 and the Rally Raid filter systems are louder than the stock filter and snorkel becuase the open portion of the intake...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 713,126
Posted By sprouty115
One more data point for you - the SW Motech rear...

One more data point for you - the SW Motech rear rack doesn't fit well with the Wolfman racks. Probably could be made to fit with effort (machining and welding + custom spacers), but clearly not a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20,661
Views: 2,429,604
Posted By sprouty115
You're assuming that it matches the depth of the...

You're assuming that it matches the depth of the K&N, it may have been shorter from the beginning...just sayin' :evil

Just sent an email to DNA, will re-post when they respond.
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20,661
Views: 2,429,604
Posted By sprouty115
There are other alternatives than the stock paper...

There are other alternatives than the stock paper filter and K&N. DNA makes an excellent product:

http://www.dnafilters.com/en/products.html?pid=66&sid=1018:690-ENDURO-08-14
...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11,251
Views: 785,933
Posted By sprouty115
On, what is essentially a stock seat, no?

On, what is essentially a stock seat, no?
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 713,126
Posted By sprouty115
Yeah sort of. I mean with the Siskiyou's you...

Yeah sort of. I mean with the Siskiyou's you could conceivably trim a portion of the giant Velcro "flaps" that connect the two panniers together so you don't have to actually move it. Otherwise it's...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 713,126
Posted By sprouty115
Look at the Siskiyou panniers. Unclip the rear...

Look at the Siskiyou panniers. Unclip the rear strap, slide forward, fill up, slide back, re-clip. If that consitutes a PITA, then you might want to look at something that requires a rack.
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11,251
Views: 785,933
Posted By sprouty115
Now that that's all cleared up...

Now that that's all cleared up...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20,661
Views: 2,429,604
Posted By sprouty115
Yeah, that broken screw might have just extended...

Yeah, that broken screw might have just extended the life of your engine...
Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11,251
Views: 785,933
Posted By sprouty115
I've read every single post of this thread for...

I've read every single post of this thread for the last two years - never would have guessed how incredibly suspenseful it could be just reading about a motorcycle race...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 713,126
Posted By sprouty115
Not pick a fight, but a gallon of gas weighs...

Not pick a fight, but a gallon of gas weighs 6lbs. So you could probably double that with reasonable assurance it will be fine.
Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11,251
Views: 785,933
Posted By sprouty115
Quote: <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0...

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Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20,661
Views: 2,429,604
Posted By sprouty115
+1, though it is wider, which spreads your legs a...

+1, though it is wider, which spreads your legs a bit more, so it may not "feel" all that lower.
Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11,251
Views: 785,933
Posted By sprouty115
I'm not really in a position to offer an opinion...

I'm not really in a position to offer an opinion (no race experience at all), but I would like ask a simple question: did the event organizers realize the magnitude of damage that would be caused by...
Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11,251
Views: 785,933
Posted By sprouty115
Heh, heh, good stuff.:rofl

Heh, heh, good stuff.:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 713,126
Posted By sprouty115
Also might want to consider the SW Moto rear...

Also might want to consider the SW Moto rear rack. It's quite beefy, and will carry a rotopax.

...
Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11,251
Views: 785,933
Posted By sprouty115
Been looking for it off and on all morning. That...

Been looking for it off and on all morning. That video completley freaked me out - I think I rather rear-end a Kamaz at 100kph than ride off the edge of a bottomless sink-hole in the middle of the...
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