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Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18,447
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Posted By engineerjoe
I had this problem. Turned out to be the TPS...

I had this problem. Turned out to be the TPS voltages were out of spec.

How many times does the EFI light blink when it happens?
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 18,447
Views: 2,005,546
Posted By engineerjoe
I've run my SMC in the dirt quite a bit and I've...

I've run my SMC in the dirt quite a bit and I've never got the sliders hung up on anything. (I only have axle sliders). When I had my DRZ wi would put the dirt wheels on a lot and take that on some...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18,447
Views: 2,005,546
Posted By engineerjoe
I have this posted over on SMJ, but I thought it...

I have this posted over on SMJ, but I thought it might fit well here too.
Here is a list I've compiled so far for what I think new 690 owners should do to their bikes:



If you guys can think...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 18,447
Views: 2,005,546
Posted By engineerjoe
The oil did smell like gas, so I changed it. It...

The oil did smell like gas, so I changed it. It was almost due for a change anyway. It didn't leak any more gas all night, so that's fixed.

I did the 15 min idle before heading off to work and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18,447
Views: 2,005,546
Posted By engineerjoe
Update: Changed the maps and saw that an...

Update:

Changed the maps and saw that an error was in the log for the throttle position sensor. I checked the voltages for the throttle position sensor and they needed to be adjusted a little. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18,447
Views: 2,005,546
Posted By engineerjoe
I had an issue this weekend on two occasions: ...

I had an issue this weekend on two occasions:

Bike is a '08 SMC with K&N filter and FMF Q4. Map is a modded Akro map based on the "Code Orange" thread except for one thing, I have the O2 sensor...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,273
Posted By engineerjoe
Make sure your slow air jet is clean, if it is go...

Make sure your slow air jet is clean, if it is go down a size in slow jet

From:
http://www.carbparts.com/keihin/needles_tuning/jetting_your_carb.htm

Off Idle To 1/4 Throttle
The SLOW JET...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 32,939
Views: 8,029,817
Posted By engineerjoe
I always knew I'd make it to this thread!! ...

I always knew I'd make it to this thread!!

Bike is a DRZ400SM, FCR carb, suspension revalved and springed for my weight. I sold it last year and bought a KTM 690 SMC. That picture was my first...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,470
Posted By engineerjoe
The best money I ever put into my DRZ was to have...

The best money I ever put into my DRZ was to have the suspension resprung and revalved for my weight and riding style. It helped on trails, the supermoto track and everyday riding on the street.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,822
Posted By engineerjoe
On my '08 the neccessary (In my opinion) mods...

On my '08 the neccessary (In my opinion) mods were

Slip on exhaust (gets rid of the heat)
Real hand guards (those plastic things are only going to stop the wind)
TuneECU and a remap (I think...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,822
Posted By engineerjoe
I don't know much about the new 500, but I can...

I don't know much about the new 500, but I can say that with a couple mods, my 690 SMC is the best all around bike I have ever owned. It can do ANYTHING although it will not excel at any one thing. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 18,447
Views: 2,005,546
Posted By engineerjoe
Basically the slipper clutch limits the torque...

Basically the slipper clutch limits the torque that can go back into the engine. On my SMC on pavement I've noticed that the slipper keeps the RPM's at about 6k to 6.5k no matter how many gears you...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2011, 05:39 AM
Replies: 18,447
Views: 2,005,546
Posted By engineerjoe
The EFI map is the important one. It changes the...

The EFI map is the important one. It changes the amount of fuel and the ignition settings for the bike. The EPMap is only to change the feel of the throttle response (it only adjusts the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,740
Posted By engineerjoe
A small supermoto is a great first bike. Light,...

A small supermoto is a great first bike. Light, nimble and an amazing amount of grip. Not to mention a lot of suspension travel to help you out if you get in a bad situation.

DRZ400SM or WR250X...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 18,447
Views: 2,005,546
Posted By engineerjoe
I was going to do a writeup on this the next time...

I was going to do a writeup on this the next time I take the bike apart to clean the injector.

Go to your local radio control airplane place and buy a dry cell reciever "AA" pack

Like this...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 694
Posted By engineerjoe
Drool...The FS570 is my dream bike. Are you...

Drool...The FS570 is my dream bike.

Are you planning on racing it offroad?

The reason I ask is because SM racing suspension is usually a little stiff for offroad. I don't think you need...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 272,202
Posted By engineerjoe
0 is bad fuel 1 is "soft" aka DRZ400 mode 2...

0 is bad fuel
1 is "soft" aka DRZ400 mode
2 is Advanced aka "jerk-o-rama"
3-9 is "standard"

I'm using a hybrid between maps 1 and 2 right now for smooth up to 1/2 throttle then whack hold on!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,901
Posted By engineerjoe
6x6 "balance beam" - put one anchored to ground...

6x6 "balance beam" - put one anchored to ground directly on the ground, and another build up ~1 ft off the ground for the advanced riders. Go higher or skinnier if you want to.
Teeter totter - Use...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,635
Posted By engineerjoe
What's wrong with a CRF150R - sounds like it's...

What's wrong with a CRF150R - sounds like it's exactly what you're looking for.
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2011, 04:54 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,496
Posted By engineerjoe
sorry we couldn't help you more. I'm really...

sorry we couldn't help you more.
I'm really interested to learn what the problem is so keep us posted.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,635
Posted By engineerjoe
CRF150R? Plenty of mods available, getting...

CRF150R?

Plenty of mods available, getting it plated might be an issue but they have great suspension and plenty of power, relatively low maintenece too.

maybe an older DR250 or a KLX300 with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,138
Posted By engineerjoe
You are correct. I watched the episode and the...

You are correct. I watched the episode and the first thing I noticed was that ALL of the cars would have had some form of catalytic converters and only the newest bike *might* have had one.

Do...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,330
Posted By engineerjoe
Was the gas tank close to empty? I think...

Was the gas tank close to empty?

I think the pump may be overheating and shutting down. After you let it sit and cool down it runs fine.
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,496
Posted By engineerjoe
See if it idles with the new battery. If not...

See if it idles with the new battery. If not just check the voltage at different RPM's. Post the voltages at 2k, 3k, 4k, 5k, and 6k

above 13 is good and it can go up to 14.4

no need to buy...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,496
Posted By engineerjoe
I second the reg/rect idea. Sounds like it...

I second the reg/rect idea. Sounds like it doesn't want to run when the battery is low, this is a sign of the R/R going bad. Plus the 20km ride before it died the first time would be just about how...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,472
Posted By engineerjoe
I'm 6'3" with long legs and arms. I rode a...

I'm 6'3" with long legs and arms.

I rode a DRZ for 3 years with a tall seat, CR tall protapers with 1.5" risers and it was pretty comfy while standing.

If you need more room I'd look into...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,496
Posted By engineerjoe
You are correct, that hose originally went to the...

You are correct, that hose originally went to the canister. It should be capped or else it will be a vacuum leak to the throttle body
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,496
Posted By engineerjoe
Try the bad fuel map (position 0) pull the...

Try the bad fuel map (position 0)

pull the airbox and check for obstructions/mice. While you have it off it might be a good idea to clean out the injector if you have some way to get 5V to it.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 18,447
Views: 2,005,546
Posted By engineerjoe
Is this how you checked the TPS voltages? ...

Is this how you checked the TPS voltages?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=16102728
check post #68

We must be running almost the same map, I did the code orange mods to the akro...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,453
Posted By engineerjoe
I test rode the SM versions of both. I...

I test rode the SM versions of both.

I ended up going with the used KTM due to the stock slipper clutch, the ability to change the EFI map with TuneECU, adjustable suspension, taller seat height,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 18,447
Views: 2,005,546
Posted By engineerjoe
I helped Daniel out with the map. He has a 2011...

I helped Daniel out with the map. He has a 2011 Enduro R with a FMF Apex pipe and a Evo1 airbox lid. It wouldn't idle when cold and was noticably lean.

I started with the 2011 Akro map (it was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 159
Poll: Safety Poll
Views: 9,524
Posted By engineerjoe
I have backed up my statement, now it's up to you...

I have backed up my statement, now it's up to you to disprove it.

http://www.iihs.org/research/qanda/helmet_use.html
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 159
Poll: Safety Poll
Views: 9,524
Posted By engineerjoe
After California introduced a helmet use law in...

After California introduced a helmet use law in 1992, studies showed a decline in health care costs associated with head-injured motorcyclists. The rate of motorcyclists hospitalized for head...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 159
Poll: Safety Poll
Views: 9,524
Posted By engineerjoe
My insurance rates are lower in NC(helmet law)...

My insurance rates are lower in NC(helmet law) than they were in CO(no helmet law): $87/yr vs. $48/yr (2005 DRZ400SM, farmers insurance both places)
And I have better coverage in NC.

The CDC...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 159
Poll: Safety Poll
Views: 9,524
Posted By engineerjoe
First off, I am against helmet laws based on the...

First off, I am against helmet laws based on the fact that I believe it is up to the person riding to assess the risk and wear what they deem is the appropriate gear (I will always wear a helmet,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,898
Posted By engineerjoe
I specifically bought a motard for the ability to...

I specifically bought a motard for the ability to avoid an accident, and the likelyhood that if I were in an accident the bike would probably be ridable afterwards. They are also cheaper to insure...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,898
Posted By engineerjoe
Do you believe that a 16 year old on her cell...

Do you believe that a 16 year old on her cell phone is going to pull out in front of you?

If yes, you are going to pick the most manuverable bike so you can to hopefully avoid an accident. And...
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