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Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 114,740
Posted By joekanter
Another noobish question to make you guys roll over and wet your pants

Hello all-been a while since I posted and just a bit longer since riding. I decided I could go on Prozac, or just ride my beautiful 640A. I think the bike will be healthier for the mind. LOL. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2011, 02:18 AM
Replies: 9,232
Views: 2,024,182
Posted By joekanter
Just wanted to say hi---

---been off the grid for a while. After a pretty good eat 10 months ago. Whacked a hip and soiled my shorts. Rims no longer round, paint no longer scratch free. But she rocks. After the eat, a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 25,935
Posted By joekanter
No, OEM. Original ones that came with the bike. ...

No, OEM. Original ones that came with the bike. I have ordered replacement wipers to be safe. I'll compare them when they come. Still don't get where the air is coming from when pushing the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 25,935
Posted By joekanter
A couple things before I crash.....

...from working graves last night.

I have those fancy speed bleeders on the WP's. My bike likes to be fondled on a daily basis. Part of the fondling is hitting those bleeders for a WP fart. Just...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 25,935
Posted By joekanter
A couple things before I crash.....

...from working graves last night.

I have those fancy speed bleeders on the WP's. My bike likes to be fondled on a daily basis. Part of the fondling is hitting those bleeders for a WP fart. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 25,935
Posted By joekanter
Training my wife-

Last year or so, I had the dealer change the fork oil. No seal replacement. So I got 7K on the origional seals.

I'll have to show her this quote. LOL. She gave me the thumbs up to get the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 25,935
Posted By joekanter
Master Meat and Zerodog Thanks guys. My...

Master Meat and Zerodog

Thanks guys. My brain hurts. I'm chewing the cud on this one. My wife wears the financial pants in our house. She lets me take them off..though. I just have to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 25,935
Posted By joekanter
after market seals

Great Write up Master Meat Popsicle. Thank you as always. Hey guys. Life has caught up with me and I haven't posted any noob, annoying questions. Just got my 07 LC4A up and running after I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,152
Posted By joekanter
wrk2surf-thanks. There is another post floating...

wrk2surf-thanks. There is another post floating around today with similar problems and your suggested fix. One update-I already posted this in the other thread. Their mechanic suggests that the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,163
Posted By joekanter
In the same boat here--

---my 07 640A with 5K miles had the clutch take a dump. Being lazy, short of time and a little freaked out with my ordeal to get home, I took the bike to the dealer. Their mechanic says that the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,152
Posted By joekanter
Hydro clutch blues-

--Hey folks. Haven't been riding or even lurking. After letting my 07 640 A have a two week rest, I took it for a simple spin and lost my clutch just like the OP had described. The bike has been...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2009, 06:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,851
Posted By joekanter
That makes me sick---

--lack of time and knowledge has forced me to use the dealer at times as well. I'd love to be able to do my own work, I just have to trust "them." As my wife often tells me. I agree with the second...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,496
Posted By joekanter
200# scooter vs a 800# Harley, both texting. In...

200# scooter vs a 800# Harley, both texting. In the same lane in a gusty day. Now that would be classic.
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,982
Posted By joekanter
Cool-thank you. And thank you for not slamming...

Cool-thank you. And thank you for not slamming the noob.
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2009, 04:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,982
Posted By joekanter
OK Master Meat-I used the index, now what?

Now that I know he difference between the SAS (which I don' have) and the canister thingy (which Master Meat gently informd me that I do have). What should I do with the three lines going to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,496
Posted By joekanter
I agree, kind off

[quote Incidentally, scary looking bikers are usually regular, friendly guys in real life, even if they have different judgement regarding safety. If someone tries to "stare you down", they are most...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 11,396
Posted By joekanter
My marriage is fine, but-

-this misses told me that my bike is a money pit. I have a 2007 640A as my first bike. Needed the infrastructure as well. I have spent a pretty penny. But my wife Kelly, is very cool. She just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 16,243
Posted By joekanter
no sleep-

-riding after work. Specifically, after working the night shift which affords me no kids or spouse.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2009, 01:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,496
Posted By joekanter
Broken hand, banged up and bruised. Most likely...

Broken hand, banged up and bruised. Most likely do to the air bag. He apparently went through the trailer. You would think a traffic light would be placed there because of all the carnage.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,496
Posted By joekanter
Brandishing

In Nevada you have the right to carry a fire arm. But if you brandish the weapon when it is not needed (i.e. not in a life threatening situation and you can escape)-you go to the pokey and loose the...
Forum: Face plant 05-22-2009, 01:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,531
Posted By joekanter
OMG-glad you are all right. Nice 950SE by the...

OMG-glad you are all right. Nice 950SE by the way.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2009, 01:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,776
Posted By joekanter
knowing me and my noobishness---

---water will find it's way into the very area it shouldn't. Then I will post a question that will have some spelling errors or multiple reposts and I will get slapped. All in good fun. LOL
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,776
Posted By joekanter
Dry box equals happy box, a wet box is unhappy.

After you guys have made the various mods to your air boxes-have you found that routine washing gets water into the air box. I have seen a air box cover made by KTM that fits other models, but not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,496
Posted By joekanter
You guys would have to see the bizarreness with...

You guys would have to see the bizarreness with this situation. This guy on a huge, white, custom Harley with no protective gear, cut off jeans and a t-shirt and some Nazi helmet. Me, I'm all decked...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,496
Posted By joekanter
Is this worse than a texting cager?

Heading West on Route 50 just out side of Carson City NV. Actually Dayton. On my LC4A. Breezy with 30 mile gusts. Sunny with light traffic. Two lanes in each direction with a turn center lane. I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By joekanter
You can't beat the meat.......

...your kidding about the cannister. Just plug the holes. I need another drink. LOL. I just got back from my mini ride and almost got taken out by a Harley. I'll toss this one up on Face Plant...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By joekanter
Geez-you guys are tough.

Sole. Soul. SAS. Carbon Cannister. You guys are tough. Another reason why I should not post on line while consuming mass quantities of Guinness.:rofl I'm going for a ride now that the rats are...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2009, 02:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,547
Posted By joekanter
So which ones did you go with?

Hey Robodog-I have a 640A andrun the Michelin Baja's. Being a noob, I think I was not super hard on them but I got 4000 mikes on them. I'm going to replace them shortly. Tossing around the idea of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2009, 02:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By joekanter
Ha ha. I thought it was a SAS. Shows you just...

Ha ha. I thought it was a SAS. Shows you just how much I don't know. All the stuff in the index I was reading I thought had to do with the SAS/Carcol deal. I have to go back and read up on it. I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2009, 02:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By joekanter
Hey guys. Thanks for posting these responses. I...

Hey guys. Thanks for posting these responses. I have been off line for several weeks morning the loss of my first K-9 child. Turner was a German Short Haired Pointer who just rocked. Rocked for 13...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By joekanter
Thanks Daryl Yeah-I am conflicted for...

Thanks Daryl


Yeah-I am conflicted for that reason. I want to make the bike better but I do not want to interfere with it's reliability. As far as my riding buds-they have ridden all their...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By joekanter
Check your PM. Thanks for deleting the...

Check your PM. Thanks for deleting the accidental reposts. As I stated above, I had no idea that this happened or how and why it happened. Thank you.
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By joekanter
Hey Mr. Crazybrit Thanks for the filter...

Hey Mr. Crazybrit


Thanks for the filter skins suggestion. I called the shop and they ordered me some. I figured I should get into the habit of using them. Nevada is nasty dusty. Besides, I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2009, 11:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By joekanter
Noobishism continued---

OK-now that the multiple thread thing is figured out (I think I'll blame my 4 y/o...he can't type, so he can't defend himself...yet)), back to my original question. Being a 1st time motorcycle...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By joekanter
This is nuts. I just realized that I have two,...

This is nuts. I just realized that I have two, if not more of the same post floating around. It's now annoying me. So sorry for my sarcastic response. But thank you again for posting.
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By joekanter
It seems that you posted a fair response, then...

It seems that you posted a fair response, then deleted your post. Here is your deleted post:
"I don't have the KTM racing side screen but I do have the entire top of the air box removed from my 04...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By joekanter
07 640A noob air box & exhaust question

Hey guys/gals. Need opinion on the side air box mod that you have run. Yes-I have read all the posts in the index. But my brain exploded from all the detailed information. My gal is a 07 640...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By joekanter
07 640A noob air box & exhaust question

Hey guys/gals. Need opinion on the side air box mod that you have run. My gal iLiving in North Western NV, things here are pretty dusty. Have you found there to be any unusual issues of running...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By joekanter
Thanks guys

I'll check things out.
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By joekanter
Thanks Nico

I've done the thread surf and got quite a bit of info. But the thing is, the bike runs fine. Couldn't understand why there was still a vacuum after the fuel was manually vented and resealed.
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