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Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2015, 05:32 AM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
I'm not so sure, the 690 duke MSRP is about...

I'm not so sure, the 690 duke MSRP is about $1,000 less than the enduro, so if the 390 is an enduro model (which I think is likely) then about $6,000 would be right with the 390 duke MSRP at $4,999....
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2015, 07:02 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
The article I read said there are no firm...

The article I read said there are no firm pictures to show what it will look like, but that there WILL be a 390 dual sport of the enduro or adventure variety. My bet will be enduro for that size. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2015, 12:22 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
Ok so right after I comment that I would love a...

Ok so right after I comment that I would love a ktm 390 enduro, I see this article about a future 390 adventure. It looks awesome.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2015, 08:33 AM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
I'm going to try this, seems a bunch of guys like...

I'm going to try this, seems a bunch of guys like the result.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=422445&page=13

Worst case I put it back and all I'm down is the cost of some fork...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2015, 07:14 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
+1 I owned a WR250R first and then once I got...

+1
I owned a WR250R first and then once I got the 690 I never (actually not once) rode the WR again before I sold it. The WR is a great bike but the 690 is better. Fit and finish is about the same....
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2015, 06:47 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
With the the Emperor Racing plate, it's the front...

With the the Emperor Racing plate, it's the front engine mount bolt and the rear 4 mount bolts. Not really that bad, just a pain for one screen. I guess it gives me the opportunity to clean out all...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 06:35 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
oil change

Having to remove the skid plate to change the oil is a bummer. I am pondering drilling a 3" hole in the front so I can get the front oil screen out with the plate on. I would get oil all over the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 07:32 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
I don't have one yet, but this is a good...

I don't have one yet, but this is a good solution.

http://www.endurostar.com
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 04:13 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
I'd say this is on par with KTM's slogan "Ready...

I'd say this is on par with KTM's slogan "Ready to Race". KTMs are designed to be ridden hard and fast. I'm not a hard and fast rider, most of the time, so a KLR (read Goldwing, Cadillac or Buick)...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 04:31 AM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
dad2bike, I second just Jeff, rear mounts...

dad2bike,

I second just Jeff, rear mounts are a little hard to get aligned. You get the front bolted up first and install the rear mounts then swing the plate up and bolt the plate to the rear...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2015, 05:19 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
+1 on the Emperor Racing skid plate. It really...

+1 on the Emperor Racing skid plate. It really is the best for the price in my humble opinion.
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 06:19 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
Recall

Hey all, I just got a safety recall notice in the mail for "crankcase ventilation hose spring clamp contacting the rear brake line". Call your dealer if you don't get a letter, the inspection and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 01:55 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
It's my impression that a lot of the failures we...

It's my impression that a lot of the failures we hear about are on bikes that are used for racing. It is awesome to use a bike with double (or tripple) the capability of my skills. I do keep in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 06:35 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
Does that involve a safety wired chastity belt?

Does that involve a safety wired chastity belt?
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 07:12 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
After all this tire talk, what oil is best? I'm...

After all this tire talk, what oil is best? I'm sure I read somewhere olive oil will give you an extra 5hp. Have to make sure it's virgin olive oil though.......always virgin.
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 06:43 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
Anyone use the Mitas MC60?

Anyone use the Mitas MC60?
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 05:27 AM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
I run MT21s so everything following is second...

I run MT21s so everything following is second hand. Everything I read says the D606 front is not the best. The MT21 is a popular front tire with a D606 or Motoz Tractionator rear.
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 06:27 AM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
Sounds like he is using and breaking bolts from...

Sounds like he is using and breaking bolts from lowes.
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 06:17 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
No doubt!

No doubt!
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 05:28 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
As a former Naval Aircraft Engineer there is...

As a former Naval Aircraft Engineer there is often an engineering reason for the stupid things. Unless it's one of those instances when I saw someone doing something stupid and when asked why was...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 01:22 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
+1 that is literally what dielectric grease is...

+1 that is literally what dielectric grease is for. Cram the connector full and push together. The grease fills the connector so that water cannot enter. The electric connections are made by direct...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2015, 03:29 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
Without knowing exactly what you are hearing I...

Without knowing exactly what you are hearing I can't say for sure, but my 2015 sounds like it has a few ball bearings rattling around in the combustion chamber. Coming from Japanese bikes the sound...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 04:05 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
oil

I'm at my first oil change on my 2015 and I burned 1/2 a quart of oil in the first 600 miles. I am thinking about running mineral oil for the next 600 miles to help seat the rings (per quoted ktm...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 08:05 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
690 hate

I'm confused, for those that don't like the 690 why not just buy something else and make yourself happy.
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 06:14 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
1st world problems for sure. I put KTM in the...

1st world problems for sure. I put KTM in the exotic category when it comes to performance and purpose. High performance in anything (think cars) comes with a little higher maintenance. There are...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 06:49 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
+1 I did the exact same on my 2015

+1 I did the exact same on my 2015
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 06:31 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
I sold my 950 and my WR and only have my...

I sold my 950 and my WR and only have my 690......really what else do you need? :evil
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 06:00 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
I ride with a small camelbak that carries the...

I ride with a small camelbak that carries the stuff you listed. I just got the Wolfman Explorer Lite for longer trips and it works well. I rode mostly off road and it never got in the way. I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 06:54 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
Hey I was thinking the same thing, the pic kinda...

Hey I was thinking the same thing, the pic kinda reminded me of this. :D

I highly recommend a set of 2" ROX bar risers, they greatly improved the ergonomics for me.
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 06:45 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
What bag is that strapped to your...

What bag is that strapped to your "tank"?
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 05:14 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
I crammed a bunch of extra wire behind the mask...

I crammed a bunch of extra wire behind the mask because my heated grips were designed to run to the battery. I found there is room on the right hand side (when looking at the bike from the front). ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 12:06 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
I have my heated grips and 2amp USB charger both...

I have my heated grips and 2amp USB charger both wired to the switched power connector behind the mask. Same setup I ran on my 950 with no issues. That circuit should handle both with no problem.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 05:50 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
I use the one from Battery Tender. It is a...

I use the one from Battery Tender. It is a single USB 2.1 amp. I need at least 2 amps to charge my phone with the screen on and running google maps and music. It was hard to find one that was...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 02:47 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
[QUOTE=Olleg;26519451]Saturday ride: ...

[QUOTE=Olleg;26519451]Saturday ride:

http://www.dodaj.rs/f/3z/bk/31YFYo7B/108854641020399148836426.jpg

I see you use the 640 screen like I do. I like the look better than the 690 one. I had...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 06:06 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
Every woman's dream..... :freaky

Every woman's dream..... :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23,426
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
The answer to this question all depends on where...

The answer to this question all depends on where you plan to ride. I am a 50/50 on road off road rider but that is mostly because I live in Northern VA and I have to hit the slab in search of dirt. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 04:24 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
I'd say 4.5 from personal experience. :rofl

I'd say 4.5 from personal experience. :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 02:35 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
I'd like to see an Emperor side by side with an...

I'd like to see an Emperor side by side with an adv spec. From the pictures I've see of the adv spec, the coverage is very similar.

I wanted the following in a skid plate.
1 - extend all the way...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 07:29 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
+1 on the Emperor. I installed on on my 690 and...

+1 on the Emperor. I installed on on my 690 and the quality, design and protection are all better than the flatlands in my opinion. I think Noah (as well as others) have had a cracks at the front...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 05:01 PM
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Posted By 2ManyBikes2Little$
Hey I was just trying to be helpful. I have seen...

Hey I was just trying to be helpful. I have seen JIS screws used on bikes not made in Japan........... just saying. If someone tries a phillips screwdriver and it strips the screw, then try a JIS...
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