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Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 234,165
Posted By SocalRob
Was the 2013 model without ABS 12 lbs lighter? ...

Was the 2013 model without ABS 12 lbs lighter? Talk about bullshit.:lol3
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-18-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 50,823
Posted By SocalRob
Would the 590 be ok on a ktm690 with vibrations...

Would the 590 be ok on a ktm690 with vibrations and all?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,915
Posted By SocalRob
Depends on where you live. I commute by bike...

Depends on where you live.

I commute by bike 52 weeks a year, but will not ride if it's raining in the morning when I leave.

That cuts my riding maybe 5 days a year. And saves me the 300 times...
Forum: Racing 06-15-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,871
Posted By SocalRob
What is sad is Ducati could have Hayden riding...

What is sad is Ducati could have Hayden riding their bike this year getting at least the same results, and Hayden would be talking about how hard Ducati is trying and how much progress is being made...
Forum: Racing 06-15-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,871
Posted By SocalRob
As a Rossi fan I was hoping for a win for him,...

As a Rossi fan I was hoping for a win for him, BOTOH, Marquez is something special this year, and a perfect season is historic. And it's hard not to love his sliding through the corners.

How much...
Forum: Racing 06-15-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,871
Posted By SocalRob
Can't wait to hear the whining after this...

Can't wait to hear the whining after this race.:lol3:clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,306
Posted By SocalRob
I stay away from all caffeine until a couple of...

I stay away from all caffeine until a couple of hours from my destination.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 26,306
Posted By SocalRob
I saw a TV commercial by the CHP about legal lane...

I saw a TV commercial by the CHP about legal lane splitting yesterday. Pretty cool.
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17,526
Views: 1,840,348
Posted By SocalRob
I believe KTMTwins has some specific to the 690.

I believe KTMTwins has some specific to the 690.
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17,526
Views: 1,840,348
Posted By SocalRob
I just like to know what is going on. No love...

I just like to know what is going on. No love for loopy idles I guess.:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17,526
Views: 1,840,348
Posted By SocalRob
My 14 690 with about 2,000 miles on her is...

My 14 690 with about 2,000 miles on her is starting to have a loopy idle. Seems to be getting worse. Runs fine in gear, but when stopped the idle will slip down maybe 400 rpms, catch, go up, then...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 234,165
Posted By SocalRob
I would look for a dealer fix and/or look for a...

I would look for a dealer fix and/or look for a loose connection. I had a nut come off a stud holding the ground cable on the starter solenoid. These bikes do like to vibrate some shit off.:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,078
Posted By SocalRob
Or more likely, just outlaw motorcycles all...

Or more likely, just outlaw motorcycles all together. We do need to realize that WE take on risk riding motorcycles. To claim otherwise will not end well for motorcycling.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,078
Posted By SocalRob
I would counter this with the fact that if perp...

I would counter this with the fact that if perp broke a minor law, and if the victim would have been in a car, and the accident is such that the victim would likely have not been injured at all...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 17,526
Views: 1,840,348
Posted By SocalRob
There is no valve check on the 14 for the first...

There is no valve check on the 14 for the first service.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 592,209
Posted By SocalRob
Thanks!:thumb

Thanks!:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 592,209
Posted By SocalRob
I had a nut fall off the negative ground on the...

I had a nut fall off the negative ground on the starter solenoid.

So question is, can I use locktite on electrical connection screws and bolts? If not, you might want to develop that product.
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 234,165
Posted By SocalRob
Whats the deal? Are you and your brother out...

Whats the deal? Are you and your brother out here in SoCal and are going to ride the bikes back to PA?

Pretty cool Two Brothers buying bikes at Three Brothers.:loll


I really have had a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 234,165
Posted By SocalRob
Is the $10k after or before tax and license? In...

Is the $10k after or before tax and license? In CA Three Brothers in Costa Mesa has a standard no haggle deal of MSRP ($10,300) plus CA tax and license. Very nice guys to deal with, easy going...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 234,165
Posted By SocalRob
Three Brothers in Costa Mesa charges MSRP plus...

Three Brothers in Costa Mesa charges MSRP plus tax and license, no shipping or setup, and they threw in lunch and a hat, plskhkkfhdjtthhtthhhhgmaSmhamfhg
Forum: Racing 05-17-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 14,551
Posted By SocalRob
Let's hope Lorenzo lasts the whole race.

Let's hope Lorenzo lasts the whole race.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 234,165
Posted By SocalRob
Coming off my BMW with linked ABS brakes, and my...

Coming off my BMW with linked ABS brakes, and my old a Hypermotard with front oriented weighting and a super front brake, I have gotten lazy about using the rear brake on the street. I find with the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 234,165
Posted By SocalRob
I'm a bit confused. Why the early oil change? ...

I'm a bit confused. Why the early oil change? Wouldn't the screens and filter pick up all the metal?
Forum: Racing 05-05-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,320
Posted By SocalRob
Pretty cool how, when many have written off Rossi...

Pretty cool how, when many have written off Rossi as over the hill, he is comming on so strong this season. I won't be surprised to see him second in the championship this year. A couple of DNFs...
Forum: OZ Vendors 05-03-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,396
Posted By SocalRob
I don't see a link to the purchase site on my...

I don't see a link to the purchase site on my iPad. Maybe it's too cleverly embedded?

Cot looks very nice. Chair looks exactly like an REI chair I bought which is very nice.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 234,165
Posted By SocalRob
My 2014 has a radiator overflow bottle on it. Is...

My 2014 has a radiator overflow bottle on it. Is your bike overflowing that, or is the Euro spec bike different.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 234,165
Posted By SocalRob
Aren't you just too cool.

Aren't you just too cool.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-27-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2,431
Views: 75,242
Posted By SocalRob
Hey Randy, I passed you in Palmdale. I...

Hey Randy, I passed you in Palmdale.

I followed you for several miles, and watched the wind gusts shift you around a bit. I could see your wheels noticeably canted over much of the time.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 234,165
Posted By SocalRob
Agreed. I never saw any of this in the...

Agreed. I never saw any of this in the instructions. I actually unplugged my dongle over the weekend for a several hundred mile road ride, so knew I would have full ABS. Shutting off all ABS on a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-27-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2,431
Views: 75,242
Posted By SocalRob
Stu rode down to Jawbone with my son and myself. ...

Stu rode down to Jawbone with my son and myself. Just a note to those who might someday find themselves riding with Stu. When he rides his KTM950 with super moto wheels, he is really wobbly on...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,506
Posted By SocalRob
Note for the OP, I would change the oil too. ...

Note for the OP, I would change the oil too. Some stuff might make it past the rings and be in the oil. Would not hurt.

That strobe info is great.
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 234,165
Posted By SocalRob
I also lost a heat shield bolt. Worst thing that...

I also lost a heat shield bolt. Worst thing that came off was a nut to the ground cable on the starter solenoid, which was a real pain to get back on and also leaves the bike unable to start.

Is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 234,165
Posted By SocalRob
Pull the cover off the ECU, and then pull the ECU...

Pull the cover off the ECU, and then pull the ECU off of the battery. Just behind the battery there is a tab that the rubber band around the dongle slips over for a very neat install. The wire...
Forum: Vendors 04-19-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 131,013
Posted By SocalRob
Thanks for the info about the upcoming...

Thanks for the info about the upcoming covers/lenses. I like the idea of the yellow for conspicuity and like the idea of being able to have the 10 degree lights but able to put a wider pattern throw...
Forum: Vendors 04-19-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 131,013
Posted By SocalRob
KTM 690 Enduro

Have not read the entire thread, but looks like Cyclops has great products.

My new KTM has about the worst headlight I have seen on a modern bike. I sometimes work until 3 am and even on LA...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,683
Posted By SocalRob
I enjoy pegging the throttle. Get to do longer...

I enjoy pegging the throttle. Get to do longer and more often on the KTM.
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 17,526
Views: 1,840,348
Posted By SocalRob
That's the way it has always worked for BMWs. ...

That's the way it has always worked for BMWs. The bike "learns" the wheel size every time you start up, that's why the ABS light is on until you roll the bike a short distance. You can switch up...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 234,165
Posted By SocalRob
I ordered the dongle, and since I installed it I...

I ordered the dongle, and since I installed it I have not been able to get back to full front and rear street mode ABS. The ABS light flashes about once every 4 seconds. I am meaning to disconnect it...
Forum: Racing 04-17-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3,248
Views: 265,313
Posted By SocalRob
I think Rossi has a pretty good shot at No. 2...

I think Rossi has a pretty good shot at No. 2 this year. I predict he will beat MM more often than Pedrosa will. At least Rossi has the advantage on a few tracks where the Yamaha runs better, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,860
Posted By SocalRob
Pretty much why, at 56, I just bought the KTM690....

Pretty much why, at 56, I just bought the KTM690. I was 49 when I bought my GSA.

What do you consider "able to lift?" With my handi little jack I can lift the GSA using very little body...
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