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Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23,449
Views: 2,974,733
Posted By Sundog
Anti-Gravity XP-1 Starter battery

I'm about to pull the switch on one of these, after one too many times of leaving my heated grips on after my commute (not on the 690, where it actually IS wired on a switched circuit, unlike my...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,155
Posted By Sundog
I'm sold so far

I was a Svea 123 user. Had one and used the same one for 40 years now! While I love the idea of being able to burn the same fuel as my bike, I find that that gasoline now makes me sick, and over the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 23,449
Views: 2,974,733
Posted By Sundog
You have a local Stainless steel fastener...

You have a local Stainless steel fastener supplier? :hmmmmm
Forum: Racing 03-17-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,866
Posted By Sundog
Pretty intersting

There were a couple cool shots in there. I loved the trailers that were being used.

And the line "Scramble gear is tuff" and they are riding in cotton shirts, although I did see a few extreme...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-28-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 22,315
Posted By Sundog
I'm in

Not sure about the details. When I can make it up and whether I'll ride up or trailer though. Riding sounds good, but will need to work out the details.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1,081
Views: 329,932
Posted By Sundog
Do you know exactly what it does? I figured it...

Do you know exactly what it does? I figured it was mainly ignition timing/mixture. I've looked at, but not memorized the TuneECU thread because I can't use that on my 14. I thought you could not...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23,449
Views: 2,974,733
Posted By Sundog
We feel your pain

https://scontent-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10944812_601545229979527_7302938064918534125_n.jpg?oh=7b2e8d7c5019e77bb9a7ba1cbc38ffc9&oe=5548C624

Oh how you must be suffering, having to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 23,449
Views: 2,974,733
Posted By Sundog
Heat

I would agree here. I had not planned to change my exhaust. I figured I could live with the weight and really did not need any more power. But the heat was just too much. Wave a strap near the...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3,069
Views: 1,231,056
Posted By Sundog
I bought some of these a while back for this...

I bought some of these a while back for this exact purpose. I've found that they are somewhat a pain. I bought two sizes and while they were good quality, you were stuck with the size, and I found...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,620
Views: 292,249
Posted By Sundog
Well, they have adjusted the price too i think!

Well, they have adjusted the price too i think!
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1,620
Views: 292,249
Posted By Sundog
New Badlands?

I assume they are selling the new model now. Does anybody know what the changes were/are going to be? I see at least one site saying that they have a 2015 jacket, and most say "new" but I have not...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 23,449
Views: 2,974,733
Posted By Sundog
Wings Exhaust

I have to say I'm impressed. I sent him an email on the 9th, got my pipe today, the 12th, three days after our first contact. Just installed it. Everything fits well. I remember seeing some talk...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2,626
Views: 852,728
Posted By Sundog
I think that would be fine. That is just like...

I think that would be fine. That is just like what I run (which is Perun’s plates on my TT rack). The issue with any rear rack is that it is almost always cantilevered out over a long distance, and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5,072
Views: 1,783,865
Posted By Sundog
Karoo

They seem good on the street and OK on the other stuff. I only ran with them one day on the dirt, which was Titus and that is not a real test. I thought they did well on the forward/backward...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5,072
Views: 1,783,865
Posted By Sundog
One more. Banzai Hill

Not a great 690 picture, but that is one on the right so it is justified. Taken by my brother.

You really need to zoom in to get an idea of scale so looking at it in a browser may not do it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5,072
Views: 1,783,865
Posted By Sundog
Couple in Death Valley

Titus Canyon required run and stopping spot.
350--690--640
SoilSampleDave, if you are watching, the bike on the Left is your old bike :)

<a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23,449
Views: 2,974,733
Posted By Sundog
it is done and I think he is heading out...

it is done and I think he is heading out tomorrow. Perhaps you could buy one of your old bikes back. I think my brother said he bought your GasGas a while back (he went with my friend to look at...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 23,449
Views: 2,974,733
Posted By Sundog
I was already wondering what that was so when I...

I was already wondering what that was so when I had it off, and the thread discussed it it was one more piece of wiring explained.

BTW, I'll be seeing your old 350 in a few days. My friend bought...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23,449
Views: 2,974,733
Posted By Sundog
I can't confirm what that connector does, but I...

I can't confirm what that connector does, but I can confirm that the little red connector (that is not plugged into anything) is there on my 2014.
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 23,449
Views: 2,974,733
Posted By Sundog
Just got finished installing the Oxford grips on...

Just got finished installing the Oxford grips on my new Flexx bars with my new steering damper:D. I have them on my VFR that I commute on every day and like them. They are thick grips, but I like...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 39,836
Posted By Sundog
New Shoei Hornet

Anybody seen much about the new Shoei hornet X2? I have a Shoei road helmet and the VFX-W and they fit great. I bought an Arai XD when they first came out but it just does not fit well. Gives me a...
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,583
Posted By Sundog
I'd go with the many small SS bottles if you...

I'd go with the many small SS bottles if you really don't want plastic. I've got some of these Guyot bottles and they are great. If you go on E-bay you can buy them in batches which may work for you....
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5,072
Views: 1,783,865
Posted By Sundog
I don't know, that hill is a bit much for dual...

I don't know, that hill is a bit much for dual sport tires. I'd want knobby tires to go down that hill!
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23,449
Views: 2,974,733
Posted By Sundog
I have a Xena also. Seemed erratic and I quit...

I have a Xena also. Seemed erratic and I quit using it. Could have been me....

One thing I was also wondering about is that there is nothing locking the seat down. Just pull on the cord. Not sure...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5,072
Views: 1,783,865
Posted By Sundog
I agree. Great colors with the road surrounded by...

I agree. Great colors with the road surrounded by green. Really nice.
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23,449
Views: 2,974,733
Posted By Sundog
I would like to hear opinions also I commute...

I would like to hear opinions also

I commute every day, and park in downtown SF (not always on the 690). I gave up on disk locks a while back after riding off with one on and tend not to cable...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 39,836
Posted By Sundog
Let me know when you get one

I'll ride down and try it on :)
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,338
Posted By Sundog
I don't have one, but I camped next to quite a...

I don't have one, but I camped next to quite a few at the HUBB meeting a couple weeks ago and watched/talked to the people with them. They all seemed very happy with them and they looked quite nice....
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,269
Posted By Sundog
Have one on as the rear case on my VFR for commute

I have tried other things, but I'm very happy with the pelican case on the back of my commute bike. I have the dividers so I can carry my tools, laptop, etc. w/o moving around too much.Very solid,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5,072
Views: 1,783,865
Posted By Sundog
Time for a picture

Still pretty much stock, and using the bags I came to California with 25 years ago.

From the HUBB meeting in Mariposa.

<a...
Forum: Racing 10-08-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 51,002
Posted By Sundog
Cool

I can haz jacket?

<a href="http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/Sundog909/media/Happycat_zps864fb0a3.png.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 444,644
Posted By Sundog
I'm sure it has been described better, but my...

I'm sure it has been described better, but my understanding is that the Flexxbars are not there (designed) to absorb vibration. There may be some of that that takes place as they say that there is a...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-17-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,029
Posted By Sundog
Going

I have a campsite for all three nights. Need to get my tires changed on my 690, but I'll be there. I hope to leave Wednesday evening or night. Either before or after traffic....

David
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23,449
Views: 2,974,733
Posted By Sundog
That is the sort of picture that gives me...

That is the sort of picture that gives me nightmares!!
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 444,644
Posted By Sundog
Thanks. What has been said is the the rubber...

Thanks. What has been said is the the rubber mount Scotts Damper does notwork with the fairing because where the pin comes down is used by the RR fairing mount. I saw something about just needing to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 444,644
Posted By Sundog
What Bend Flexx bars

I'm heading the same way once I determine my gas tank and fairing selection, given that not everything works with everything. Any issues fitting them? What bend did you get and why? Read all the...
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,168
Posted By Sundog
One thing to be aware of, is that the LED linked...

One thing to be aware of, is that the LED linked is Red, and probably replacing a "white" bulb. Red is what you want for brakes, but if you are using this bulb to light your tag through a clear/white...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 23,449
Views: 2,974,733
Posted By Sundog
2014 ?

My bolt fell off and my spring broke after a few hundred miles. I found them in the skip plate though and put the bolt back in. Spring was broken. Went to the dealer to pick up my plate and they did...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23,449
Views: 2,974,733
Posted By Sundog
Flexx bars/ BRP/Scotts sub mount

I'm leaning towards that setup on my 2014, but have not quite pulled the trigger. Still too many decisions to make. Bend, handguards, what fairing, etc.

What Handguards have you have mounted?...
Forum: Vendors 07-05-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,627
Posted By Sundog
Got one side installed

I just installed the Right side as I'm not carrying anything on the exh side at the moment. Strapped a small Kriega bag to it with tools/spares. I think it works quite nice and is very well done....
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