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Forum: Layin' down tracks Yesterday, 09:53 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 17,885
Posted By sprouty115
Which might explain why I was struggling...:1drink

Which might explain why I was struggling...:1drink
Forum: Layin' down tracks Yesterday, 08:29 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 17,885
Posted By sprouty115
After trying Furkot for a while now, I'm finally...

After trying Furkot for a while now, I'm finally realizing that my expectations are so much lower than what it is capable of, that it may actually not be the best application for me - I simply want a...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 1,195,434
Posted By sprouty115
Seems like a great until you realize that a...

Seems like a great until you realize that a mini-headlamp will run for a 120-180hrs and leave your hands free to work, while a cell phone needs to held and will be dead in less than an hour.
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 1,195,434
Posted By sprouty115
Sounds like you have it well-sorted, but I would...

Sounds like you have it well-sorted, but I would humbly suggest the addition of a small LED flashlight/headlamp. Because once it gets dark...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 1,195,434
Posted By sprouty115
I am truly impressed...

I am truly impressed...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 22,806
Views: 2,831,635
Posted By sprouty115
I agree there does seem to be quite a bit of...

I agree there does seem to be quite a bit of stress in the harness as it wraps around the steering stem. However, all things being equal, a larger diameter wire is generally less flex-tolerant, not...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 22,806
Views: 2,831,635
Posted By sprouty115
Yeah, I'm not sure it it's normal or not, and...

Yeah, I'm not sure it it's normal or not, and Just Jeff described what it looks like. But despite that, I never lost confidence in leaning it over in turns. I was impressed by these tires.

...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 22,806
Views: 2,831,635
Posted By sprouty115
Well after 4770 miles (yes, the original tires) ...

Well after 4770 miles (yes, the original tires) I finally spooned on some new rubber. For no other reason than just to try something else, I ended up putting on a pair of D908RR's,
...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 1,195,434
Posted By sprouty115
I've never read a report where a light weight,...

I've never read a report where a light weight, quality tool failed in the field - plenty of reports of cheap Harbor Freight stuff breaking at the wrong time, but nothing that's is light by design. I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 22,806
Views: 2,831,635
Posted By sprouty115
Coolant level? Any signs of oil in the radiator?...

Coolant level? Any signs of oil in the radiator?
Also, check the leads on the coil. The rwo spade connectors can appear to be physically in place but still loose and not making good connections.
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 1,195,434
Posted By sprouty115
Motion Pro T6 tire iron/box end wrench for the...

Motion Pro T6 tire iron/box end wrench for the axles and Motion Pro titanium box/open end wrenches for the small stuff. There is nothing lighter made.
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 1,195,434
Posted By sprouty115
You do realize the diffrence between flush-cut...

You do realize the diffrence between flush-cut pliers and standard diagonal cutters?
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,850
Posted By sprouty115
Yes, of course not, it's simply a common...

Yes, of course not, it's simply a common tradition - but that wasn't the larger point I was making. Anyway, glad it worked out for you.
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,850
Posted By sprouty115
Good for you. But to add to what's been said -...

Good for you. But to add to what's been said - make sure you know you carrier by name, and a little gift at the holiday season is nice too. My carrier and I talk whenever I see him. He's a good...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22,806
Views: 2,831,635
Posted By sprouty115
Thank you, as an anal retentive engineer, I can...

Thank you, as an anal retentive engineer, I can assure you I will have nightmares tonight.
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,893
Posted By sprouty115
Not sure what El Ponkin's intention for this...

Not sure what El Ponkin's intention for this thread was, so it may(?) be better to ask in either of these two threads:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=685657&page=92...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 22,806
Views: 2,831,635
Posted By sprouty115
I agree with Letter J, See here for what I found:...

I agree with Letter J, See here for what I found: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26576608&postcount=21959
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 820,371
Posted By sprouty115
You need to be sure this thing is securely...

You need to be sure this thing is securely attached. You could do a lot of damage to someone if that thing came off the bike and started bouncing down the highway.
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 22,806
Views: 2,831,635
Posted By sprouty115
No doubt that would work, but there is no way...

No doubt that would work, but there is no way they'd get away with not replacing this on my bike. I simply wouldn't let it go until they did the right thing.
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 22,806
Views: 2,831,635
Posted By sprouty115
Well when it comes to things like motorcycles...

Well when it comes to things like motorcycles that's as good a reason as any.
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22,806
Views: 2,831,635
Posted By sprouty115
Yup, I have one in my 2013. Trimmed the rubber...

Yup, I have one in my 2013. Trimmed the rubber mask to fit, rearranged the wiring loom and buttoned it all back up.
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 820,371
Posted By sprouty115
Tec-Spec = the tank grip, (took me a minute to...

Tec-Spec = the tank grip, (took me a minute to figure that out), anyway, thanks.





FWIW, Giantloop is offering a free "dry pod" with the tank bags right now. And when I mentioned it to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 30,674
Posted By sprouty115
Just placed an order, it went all the way through...

Just placed an order, it went all the way through at the $159.99 price but the charge showed up as $209 on my credit card - guess I'll be calling customer service in a few minutes...

EDIT: No...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 820,371
Posted By sprouty115
So after many weeks of procrastination and...

So after many weeks of procrastination and anal-retentive angst, I finally have my Giant Loop Siskiyou panniers mounted to my bike in a way that I am happy with.

The pics should show what's going...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 58,842
Posted By sprouty115
I would venture to say that the exhaust and...

I would venture to say that the exhaust and engine mods are simply because the stock silencer is a big, ugly, insanely hot beast. And replacing it saves weight and thousands of dollars in Gore-Tex...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 22,806
Views: 2,831,635
Posted By sprouty115
Very nice. What was it about the Tenere that...

Very nice. What was it about the Tenere that interests you over the 690?
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22,806
Views: 2,831,635
Posted By sprouty115
I'm not sure I get your point? There are...

I'm not sure I get your point? There are high-end options as well as more reasonable options for everything you listed?

Rally Raid tank = $1,200
Safari tank = $770
Rotopax tank(s) = $80ea
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 820,371
Posted By sprouty115
Just ordered one from Revzilla - I really need to...

Just ordered one from Revzilla - I really need to review my purchases with you before I pull the trigger.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 58,842
Posted By sprouty115
Hadn't seen those, thanks.

Hadn't seen those, thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 58,842
Posted By sprouty115
It's all about the accessories... ...

It's all about the accessories...
http://inside.offervault.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ktm_in_pink.jpg



(still not adding value, sorry...)
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 58,842
Posted By sprouty115
Ok, I retract that bit about you being a douche. ...

Ok, I retract that bit about you being a douche.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOXaBV8mD-I
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22,806
Views: 2,831,635
Posted By sprouty115
Supermodel discussions are here:...

Supermodel discussions are here: http://www.supermodel3.com/Forum/index.php

As for the CCT, there are literally hundreds of threads that reference issues and replacement (some of it proactive):
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 22,806
Views: 2,831,635
Posted By sprouty115
You didn't look very hard. It's talked about on...

You didn't look very hard. It's talked about on Supermotojunkie and is a common upgrade on the MX forums. Having said that, is it likely to fail? Probably not, but after noticing how the gear...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,391
Posted By sprouty115
Happy to oblige: The whole kit comes in...

Happy to oblige:


The whole kit comes in a very compact case. It measures 7.5"L x 3"W x 1.5"H.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f238/sprouty115/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG1055_zpszdkb52ip.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 58,842
Posted By sprouty115
Not on the first day, that's called being a...

Not on the first day, that's called being a douche. Just sayin'.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 58,842
Posted By sprouty115
The guy dumped his brand new bike, and you're...

The guy dumped his brand new bike, and you're busting his balls?
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22,806
Views: 2,831,635
Posted By sprouty115
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 58,842
Posted By sprouty115
If you're asking for opinions...sorry, but I...

If you're asking for opinions...sorry, but I think this one's on you.

I routinely run my tires down to 16-20psi when off-road, then reinflate to 26 once I hit the road for the trip home. I also...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22,806
Views: 2,831,635
Posted By sprouty115
Fairly easy to set the proper tension? I have...

Fairly easy to set the proper tension? I have mine sitting on the shelf and it's the next mod I'm doing.
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 58,842
Posted By sprouty115
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=365169
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