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Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 68,410
Posted By r'elise me
I've got nothing bad to say about sport touring...

I've got nothing bad to say about sport touring my 2010 Hyper as I don't mind naked bikes and I don't insist on a lot of frills. In fact, I prefer clean wind from my hyper with Puig touring screen...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 24,632
Posted By r'elise me
Thread revival sort of. THought I'd chime in...

Thread revival sort of. THought I'd chime in about my touring experience on my 08 690e. Did 1000mi in Utah with luggage - lots of dirt, lots of slab, rain, heat, snow, cold, hot, rugged, mild, single...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-30-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 166,467
Posted By r'elise me
Bummer. Have to be home to play kid-taxi while...

Bummer. Have to be home to play kid-taxi while wifey goes to her accupuncture appt. :huh Let me know what you have planned for the weekend. This is definitely my LAST stay-cation.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-29-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 166,467
Posted By r'elise me
Cuttin' pretty short notice but I'll call you...

Cuttin' pretty short notice but I'll call you from the road if I can make it. BIke's at an alternate location unless I jump on the 690E and ride out since it's in my garage. Probably the easiest (but...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-20-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 32,258
Views: 3,120,090
Posted By r'elise me
Grapevine will be very cold and usually snow...

Grapevine will be very cold and usually snow falls this time of year when it rains in the valleys. Do the coast.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-11-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 63,531
Posted By r'elise me
Curious to hear a comparison between your old 950...

Curious to hear a comparison between your old 950 and the new KTM. Also what Wind screen did you end up with on the new KTM? Thanks for the generous comparison
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By r'elise me
Finally got the bike over to my mechanic and he...

Finally got the bike over to my mechanic and he determined that the left coil stick is going bad. Ordered a new one - have yet to install it. I'll report back.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-10-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 63,531
Posted By r'elise me
I have no experience with the water boxers, but...

I have no experience with the water boxers, but my '06 GSA has been unimpeachable maintenance wise and it's easy to adjust valves. The KTM seams to require some work to get to the heads. I loathe to...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-10-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 63,531
Posted By r'elise me
I own a 06 GSA with full Ohlins and I test rode...

I own a 06 GSA with full Ohlins and I test rode the 1190R. My immediate reaction was, "ditch the GSA." The 1190R was just better in every respect, even on the highway due to LESS wind buffeting and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-14-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 166,467
Posted By r'elise me
Nice shots Matt! Can't wait to show my son in the...

Nice shots Matt! Can't wait to show my son in the morning. Looking forward to our next ride - as always.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-10-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 166,467
Posted By r'elise me
Thanks for the great ride, guys (Mike, Matt,...

Thanks for the great ride, guys (Mike, Matt, Rich, Jim) and the usual trail expertise, Matt. I wasn't worth squat by the time I got home either, but the rest of the day was a real treat. Great to get...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-07-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 166,467
Posted By r'elise me
Pitown is open on the weekends - at least always...

Pitown is open on the weekends - at least always has been up to the last time I was there last fall. I'd be up for that, but that's a haul there and back unless you've got a fast route. Anyhow, I'll...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-19-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 22,114
Posted By r'elise me
So Let's Recap

This is an old and long thread! So can someone recap what the most reliable and functional HID setup is for airheads (mine's 1982 R100). Thanks!
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 09-18-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 22,397
Posted By r'elise me
On the calendar and really looking forward to...

On the calendar and really looking forward to some spectacular riding!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By r'elise me
I can check again but theyre pretty fresh. Theres...

I can check again but theyre pretty fresh. Theres no fuel filter.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-19-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,986
Posted By r'elise me
Thanks for the review. I took one for a test ride...

Thanks for the review. I took one for a test ride and was hugely impressed by the ergos. As a potential replacement for my 06 GSA, I'd say the biggest asset it can offer is narrowness and the ability...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By r'elise me
06 GSA Wide Open Throttle coughing

Runs perfectly otherwise, but when I open it up WOT it goes flat as it climbs over 6k rpm like it's starving for fuel or there's an ignition cutoff. Maybe coincidentally, prior to discovering this...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,279
Posted By r'elise me
Jim - is this a custom piece? If not, where can I...

Jim - is this a custom piece? If not, where can I get one? I'm 6-2 and the Adventure screen on my 06 is torture - so much so that I spend half my time standing or croutching below the throb zone.
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2,280
Views: 741,929
Posted By r'elise me
Touratech tailrack sucks

Just did 1000 mile rally through Utah. On the last day, the TT tailrack (not pannier rack) fatigued and broke despite having mainly toted two empty 1 gal rotopax and the mount 99% of the way. Mfr...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,711
Posted By r'elise me
Thumb EMperor racing seems to have all the right stuff...

EMperor racing seems to have all the right stuff - replaceable front mounts, rear mc protector, cooling slots, alum rear mounts and it looks like it's lower than the Flatlands enough to protect the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,711
Posted By r'elise me
Any plate with built-in front mounting ears out...

Any plate with built-in front mounting ears out of aluminum is worthless since those crack if you sneeze on them. ideally the front mount should be a separate steel piece that bolts onto the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By r'elise me
Doing it much worse today. FreewAy speeds i go...

Doing it much worse today. FreewAy speeds i go wot and it slips. Is there any adjustment on this? I know this isnt normal.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By r'elise me
500 EXC for adventure rides - subframe issues

Think the subframe on this bike can handle a 30 lbs giant loop? THe subframe sure looks a lot more frail than my old 07 EXC.

690 clutch seems to be on the blink so I'm eyeing the 500 for an 8 day...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By r'elise me
KTM 690E Clutch Slippage - SOS

I'm leaving on a 8 day adv ride in Utah (warm) Friday. I just noticed that when I'm WOT at around 6500 rpm 3rd gear and up, it seems like the clutch is slipping - sort of winds up like a ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-06-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 166,467
Posted By r'elise me
From that last photo, Matt, it appears EVERY day...

From that last photo, Matt, it appears EVERY day is a manhunt! One more good reason to be on a motorcycle.

Thanks for the awesome ride, Matt! Great to see dad914 and meet Mike. Really got to feel...
Forum: Regional forums 05-03-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,451
Posted By r'elise me
Thumb Ready to Rock!!!

Dryrun on the 690 complete: Giant Loop Great Basin, tail rack with 1gal Roto fuel and 1 gal Roto water topped by a Kreiga 10L for sleeping bag and lunch.

Woohoo! Getting amped for this ride! :clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-03-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 166,467
Posted By r'elise me
He couldn't be more dangerous than I am to myself.

He couldn't be more dangerous than I am to myself.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-03-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 166,467
Posted By r'elise me
Green light! :D Chevron at 8?

Green light! :D Chevron at 8?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-02-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 166,467
Posted By r'elise me
Gonna check with the boss. :1drink

Gonna check with the boss. :1drink
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-02-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 166,467
Posted By r'elise me
Question Lytle creek saturday anyone?

Lytle creek saturday anyone?
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By r'elise me
Sound advice much appreciated. It's acting up...

Sound advice much appreciated. It's acting up again. Time for a new throttle plate I suppose - and a full rebuild kit while I'm at it.
Forum: Regional forums 03-20-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,451
Posted By r'elise me
really sorry to hear that, Jeff. I went through...

really sorry to hear that, Jeff. I went through the same thing back in '06 and it was very depressing. I hope you feel better soon and recovery is quicker than estimated.
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By r'elise me
Working great now. It turns out that new VOC...

Working great now. It turns out that new VOC legal carb cleaners really suck so yuo gotta work extra hard to clean off all varnish residues on moving parts like the slider trolly and plate. So I used...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By r'elise me
Problemn is definitely inside the carb. I warmed...

Problemn is definitely inside the carb. I warmed up the motor, removed tank and throttle cables and the carb still hangs up just before the slider shuts completely. Gonna pull it apart and see what's...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By r'elise me
Thanks. That was my thought too, but before I...

Thanks. That was my thought too, but before I cleaned the carb it didn't do that. Is there anything else I should check? Also is there a guage for checking the slider or is it just the plate on the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By r'elise me
Why is my KTM's throttle STILL sticking

I've done everything right I think. I rebuilt the carb, reset the resistance on the TPS, replaced the cables, routed them so they don't bind. When the bike is off, it seems like the throttle...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 166,467
Posted By r'elise me
Shoot me an email address and I'll send you a gpx

Shoot me an email address and I'll send you a gpx
Forum: Regional forums 03-12-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,451
Posted By r'elise me
Just getting ready

I keep wondering where the heck am I going to hold enough gas for the 200 mile range that John says we need WITHOUT spending $800 on a safari front tank (that's a pain to remove and eliminates the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,997
Posted By r'elise me
Bike performance was normal / good either cold or...

Bike performance was normal / good either cold or warm through the entire rev range IMO. I checked the ignition sensor resistance when cold and it's normal. I'll check it again when hot. I checked...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,997
Posted By r'elise me
Baja Designs confirmed that the stator is their...

Baja Designs confirmed that the stator is their rewind with 130W/DC in fine order.

The only thing I've found out of spec so far has been the plug gap which I increased to .6mm per spec. That's my...
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