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Forum: Face plant 09-07-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,658
Posted By folknride
+1 on all of the above - and a steering damper...

+1 on all of the above - and a steering damper (cranked right up) helps me feel like I'm not too bad at it - when in fact I suck.

Sorry you got hurt - the only good thing about sand is that it...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-05-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2,992
Views: 463,469
Posted By folknride
Virtual Box for Mac and TuneECU

I guess I shold ask this question here (rather than hijack another thread - which I just did :huh).
Does anyone have experience using Virtual Box (or similar) software to run TunECU on a Mac?
Forum: Orange Crush 09-05-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,440
Posted By folknride
Bluhduh Is there a good test?

Man - this thread has more varied opinion that an oil thread!
I was going to change out all my bearings (2010 adv with <60,000 km) , but then I didn't. No issues, but now I'm wondering again.
Is...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-05-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By folknride
Off topic - but would Vitual Box allow TuneECU...

Off topic - but would Vitual Box allow TuneECU software (PC version only) to run on my MacBook Air?
Sorry for the thread Jack - but it would be sooo much easier than carrying my desktop PC into the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,798
Posted By folknride
Don't call me Shirley. ...

Don't call me Shirley.

http://youtu.be/0A5t5_O8hdA
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,798
Posted By folknride
I guess we're ahead of the curve (for once:evil) ...

I guess we're ahead of the curve (for once:evil)

http://carandrider.com/2013/06/29/edmonton-police-service-motor-officers-adopt-new-safety-gear/
...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-01-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2,992
Views: 463,469
Posted By folknride
I have the same set up - 2010 - Wings instead of...

I have the same set up - 2010 - Wings instead of FMF - and used the one from the CPR site - http://www.rottweilerperformance.com/Downloads.html

It works pretty well. Maybe not prefect - a bit of...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-26-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,370
Posted By folknride
Can't beat Wings - and I know the Kamloops guy...

Can't beat Wings - and I know the Kamloops guy will get you just one, because I was going to go that route and talked to him.
They're beautiful and sound great.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-21-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,097
Posted By folknride
I'm assuming those are all "2 up, fully loaded". ...

I'm assuming those are all "2 up, fully loaded".

After 3 tanks with my new Rottweiler/Wings/re-map set up I'm getting consistently 6l./100 km, fuel light goes on at 260km. Riding has been a mix...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By folknride
Here ya' go - have fun. :eek1 ...

Here ya' go - have fun. :eek1
http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange%20Garage/Oil%20Change/Beginners%20Guide/oil_change.html

I (and lots of others I think) use Motul 10W50 - way cheaper and just as...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-19-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,496
Posted By folknride
You could text your husband to try this if...

You could text your husband to try this if another bike comes along that has a center stand. Rear wheel to rear wheel - probably about 3rd gear.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18,480
Views: 2,017,283
Posted By folknride
That's just weird! Glad that's the only thing...

That's just weird!
Glad that's the only thing you broke.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
Posted By folknride
Read in the forum somewhere that the best way to...

Read in the forum somewhere that the best way to check your range is:
1) Fill both tanks to capacity
2) Turn of right tank petcock
3) Ride until it dies
4) Range max is your mileage X 2 (you...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
Posted By folknride
I've just been checking mine because I went to a...

I've just been checking mine because I went to a Wings/Rottweiler combo. 2010 Adv.
Light goes on about 260 km - 162 miles. I can put about 18 l. (4.7 gal.) in at this point. I have not run it...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By folknride
Any blink codes? Several could cause the engine...

Any blink codes? Several could cause the engine to stall/not start? E.g. injector nozzle plugged.
Starter screwed?
Neutral indicator malfunction - try with clutch in.
Side stand switch (seems...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18,480
Views: 2,017,283
Posted By folknride
Are they all out? If yes, maybe the flasher got...

Are they all out? If yes, maybe the flasher got wet. It's in behind the headlight shroud. You could unplug and blow it out. When mine went (just the rear) I ended up running a new wire. Where...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-15-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,792
Posted By folknride
Similar symptoms - 2010 ADV

I just installed the Rottweiler filter with Wings exhaust - re-mapped using TuneEcu (easy) to the map suggested by CPR - a modified Acropovic.
I have similar performance issues, although in...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-12-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
Posted By folknride
We're all talking like there's nothing to it, but...

We're all talking like there's nothing to it, but I think my first oil change took me a day and a half :rofl
First valve check - my wife filed a missing persons report:eek1:eek1:eek1
Forum: Orange Crush 08-12-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
Posted By folknride
+ 1 on the Rottweiler, and get one of these -...

+ 1 on the Rottweiler, and get one of these - you'll look forward to oil changes and valve checks :D
http://www.dualsportwarehouse.com/CJ-DESIGNS-LC8-OIL-DRAIN-HOSE-KIT-CJD-OTHK.htm

And if you...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-09-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By folknride
No need to reef it down to the spacers. Just...

No need to reef it down to the spacers. Just ensure the throttle bodies are solid on the intakes - give them a good wiggle side to side - the clamps shouldn't slide on either the TB or the intake. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-08-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,221
Posted By folknride
I'm not knowledgable enough to argue, but I...

I'm not knowledgable enough to argue, but I recently rode some of the roughest tracks I've ever been on (in Baja) with the bike fully loaded and never bottomed the forks. YMMV
But as stated on the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-08-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By folknride
I guess I got lucky. I improvised a repair with...

I guess I got lucky. I improvised a repair with JB Weld and tape - re-assembled - and it runs fine. Just did my 15 minute re-boot after the Rottweiler install and re-map.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By folknride
Cracked the Stick Coil cover - ? Screwed

Through a comedy/tragedy of errors (dealer gave me the wrong spark plugs - I assumed they were right and I was wrong - tried to install - blah blah blah), I cracked the thin plastic tube that...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,221
Posted By folknride
Can't PM an attachment, so here's my set up -...

Can't PM an attachment, so here's my set up - both front and rear re-valved. I see I have 15 or 20 #'s on you though.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,221
Posted By folknride
I had good service and results with a rebuild...

I had good service and results with a rebuild done by Precision Concepts in Riverside a couple of years ago.
I'm about your size with a 2010 990 - I'll send you my settings by PM if that would...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-06-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,302
Posted By folknride
+1 on the baby powder (or any kind of talcum) -...

+1 on the baby powder (or any kind of talcum) - really works.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-28-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,379
Posted By folknride
When my 690 showed a similar high speed wobble,...

When my 690 showed a similar high speed wobble, it was fixed with tire pressure and SAG adjustment. Under inflated dual sport tires can be unstable at high speed. But most of my fix was increasing...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-28-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,097
Posted By folknride
My 2010 990 with Wings got 5l/100 km yesterday on...

My 2010 990 with Wings got 5l/100 km yesterday on an all highway run. That's 47 mpg US I believe.
Interestingly, I'm getting more range with the Wings - just installed a couple of weeks back. Fuel...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-27-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By folknride
I'm not trying to talk you out of upgrading, but...

I'm not trying to talk you out of upgrading, but I've high-sided mine hard enough to get me a punctured lung, but nothing but scratches on the hand guard.
If you haven't already though, get the...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-27-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,376
Posted By folknride
Sorry - I was making suggestions without reading...

Sorry - I was making suggestions without reading carefully.
Is it possible that you're not finding the real guide hole? I seem to remember that there are other spots where the screwdriver will...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,482
Posted By folknride
RideOn

Well, sometimes I sound like a salesman for this stuff - RideOn - (I'm not), but I'm pretty sure this time it saved me some real unpleasantness. I use it in my tubes, and as you can tell from that...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-19-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,452
Posted By folknride
I just ordered the filter, snap in, etc. for my...

I just ordered the filter, snap in, etc. for my 990, and am looking forward to some performance boost - but I don't want to see Chris' parts :rofl:rofl
Forum: Orange Crush 07-11-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10,624
Views: 2,220,467
Posted By folknride
Bonfire of the (Wings) Vanities

Got my Wings and put them on - pretty easy if I don't count twisting off all but one of the old bolts on removal :eek1:eek1). Got them for the right reasons - heat, weight, power. But - the sound...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-08-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7,827
Views: 7,184,100
Posted By folknride
321795 Slabbing it home from a little ride...

321795

Slabbing it home from a little ride at 120 kph - taken from the luxury seat on a Gold Wing.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-02-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 40,440
Posted By folknride
Question Help me decide

I have my finger poised over "enter" to buy the filter, doghouse, click-in, and cable, for my 2010 990 Adventure (55000 km)- but I'm nervous. Wings exhaust (2) on the way.
I'm not into tuning...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-02-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By folknride
Happened to me once after I (stoopidly) used a...

Happened to me once after I (stoopidly) used a pressure washer on the dash. Came back when it dried out.
? get some di-electric grease on the connections.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-27-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By folknride
1/4 on the stick is not low, so something else...

1/4 on the stick is not low, so something else going on. My first thought would be water pump fail ->oil filter swollen and plugged, but seems a bit unlikely on and '11 990 with low kms.
At...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-26-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 28,755
Posted By folknride
Beautiful downtown Duschene Utah

https://scontent-a-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/10464019_10152488800906147_6534132507847479342_n.jpg
...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-09-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By folknride
I'm sure there's a nine hundred ninety step...

I'm sure there's a nine hundred ninety step program for your disease :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,584
Posted By folknride
Great advice! And yet another way for obesity...

Great advice!
And yet another way for obesity to bite our asses :eek1.
My wife and I total about about 320 (thanks Dog she's tiny), but I'm still gonna' check my rating.
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