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Forum: Equipment 12-30-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 20,093
Posted By DRxDR
Another alternative and will be available with a...

Another alternative and will be available with a neoprene cover soon:
http://www.amspecialtiesusa.com/gelpad.htm

http://www.amspecialtiesusa.com/web/AMS-HARLEY-DAVIDSON-SHEEPSK.gif

Looks...
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 66,587
Posted By DRxDR
I'll add just a short follow-up to the...

I'll add just a short follow-up to the Intiminator install since I've now got a few hundred more miles to test the results.
Prior to the Intiminator install I was running max preload adjustment with...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 66,587
Posted By DRxDR
RAIN on RICOR'S Prade?

[quote=BryanD]OK, as I mentioned above, I'm very satisfied with the intiminators but the ride did seem a bit 'busy'. I got to thinking that it felt almost like "too much spring". I decided to try an...
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 66,587
Posted By DRxDR
Thanks Ricor and "eakins" for the excellent...

Thanks Ricor and "eakins" for the excellent tutorial!

Just installed the Intiminators yesterday and it makes a world of difference to the brake dive problem.

Although my DL650 is the Naked...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 470
Posted By DRxDR
CONTINENTAL TRAIL ATTACK 100/90H-19 FRONT for $55!

Great price on a front Trail Attack at AMT but sale may end tomorrow.

http://www.americanmototire.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=200_219_836&products_id=4602

This is the front tire for...
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,687
Posted By DRxDR
Bluhduh Dangerous Valve Stems!

Having irresponsibilly not replaced my tubless tire valve stems for many years, I recently found out why they should be replaced during an in-garage inflation. Using a compressor I added a few pounds...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By DRxDR
It's better to remove the pipe and drive it out...

It's better to remove the pipe and drive it out from the opposite side with a long bar or pipe...depending on the type it may require a slight bend in it.
wayne
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 49,769
Posted By DRxDR
KTM 690 Stalling:

There has been a lot of discussion regarding the stalling issues with the new FI 690. Although I had a minor problem with it, it was frustrating when it happened and I jumped through a few hoops...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,405
Posted By DRxDR
Question "Radial Tubes"???

I'm running tubeless tires on a spoked wheel (KTM 690 SM), and just noticed that Bridgestone manufactures a "Radial" tube in the 17" wheel sizes. How is a radial tube different from regular tubes? ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2008, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By DRxDR
KTM hard parts catalog lists both tank and tail...

KTM hard parts catalog lists both tank and tail bags for the 690 SM/R and altho I haven't seen rear luggage racks (which are sure to be mfg by someone), you can always strap on some soft luggage and...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,519
Posted By DRxDR
Rework?

The relocated oil cooler is a good idea and the smaller size and look of the TT plate is a considerable improvement. How about shit-canning that crappy looking TT "U" brace and fabricating a simple...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,784
Posted By DRxDR
I've got an ;07 690 SM (not SMR) and altho it's...

I've got an ;07 690 SM (not SMR) and altho it's the most fun I've ever had on 2 wheels, I wouldn't want to tour on it. Like their motto says; "Ready to Race" and altho it's not a race bike it's...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-03-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,271
Posted By DRxDR
While camping at Carrizo, you could make a day...

While camping at Carrizo, you could make a day trip going West on 58 to the Pozzo area, where there are miles of more challenging terrain as well as a single track paved road up to an antenna...
Forum: Beasts 12-24-2007, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,740
Posted By DRxDR
Question I'm liking these "beater Wee's" which are...

I'm liking these "beater Wee's" which are resurected from cosmetic damage crashes and expect to see a lot of them over the next few years, since the platform is very adaptable. Just a couple of...
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2007, 02:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,415
Posted By DRxDR
Well done Craig. Altho my local auto tire shop...

Well done Craig. Altho my local auto tire shop mounts my tires for $10 it's comforting to know that it can be done fairly easily at home and may cost as little as a scraped knuckle or two. :D ...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2007, 07:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,597
Posted By DRxDR
:lol3 Interesting and amusing take on the BMW...

:lol3 Interesting and amusing take on the BMW line-up Glitch. Welcome back and us DL650 guys are awaiting the continuation of your Wee rebuild.
BTW, if you come to Calif you're welcome to borrow my...
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,386
Posted By DRxDR
I like it. Creative use of the stock fairing and...

I like it. Creative use of the stock fairing and screen and preserves the instruments location and mount. Did you use the existing central frame mounting bracket and just remove the lower tube...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,174,499
Posted By DRxDR
Really cool. Looks as if they actually designed...

Really cool. Looks as if they actually designed it to survive minor crashes without much damage, unlike the new KLR. Hope Yamaha eventually brings it to the USA. :clap wayne
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2007, 08:10 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 190,091
Posted By DRxDR
Thumb Nice job! You make it look easy but I'm sure it's...

Nice job! You make it look easy but I'm sure it's rather difficult to get it that perfect for us mere mortals. Clever use of materials. wayne
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2007, 07:32 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 190,091
Posted By DRxDR
Glitch: Not sure if it would work with the...

Glitch: Not sure if it would work with the thicker ABS panels, but would it be easier to miter the intersection of the plastic panels by overlaying them first. I'm referring to the small triangle...
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2007, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,825
Posted By DRxDR
If it were a problem, you could always add those...

If it were a problem, you could always add those anti-slosh foam inserts into the tank.
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2007, 11:22 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 190,091
Posted By DRxDR
Dr. Frankenstien: Interesting process and thanks...

Dr. Frankenstien: Interesting process and thanks for the tutorial, but what are you using for a "filler" stick? Also, are you leaving the projecting flanges asymmetrical for access to the radiator...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2007, 04:56 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 190,091
Posted By DRxDR
The Gixxer fairing looks good but is dwarfed by...

The Gixxer fairing looks good but is dwarfed by the massive gas tank and that's without the "tank wraps" in place (clearance issues at full lock?). Tail section looks very cool, like most of the...
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2007, 05:01 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 190,091
Posted By DRxDR
Lights?

This guy (http://aztec8.com/index.html) has some pretty cool offerings for easy to mount headlight kits:
...
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,671
Posted By DRxDR
A Wee WTF...Cool!

Looking forward to another WTF custom build and hoping it ends up with knobbie feet. Good on ya from the USA.
:lurk wayne
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,052
Posted By DRxDR
Feels like a different bike without the fairing. ...

Feels like a different bike without the fairing. Try removing the 9 pound rear rack and after the fuel gets low, you'll feel the front end start to power wheelie when traversing rolling terrain and...
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2007, 05:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,948
Posted By DRxDR
Doesn't provide the protection of a stock fender...

Doesn't provide the protection of a stock fender but it sure looks better. I put a motard front fender on mine which required a bit of "stretching " with a heat gun to fit the larger wheel diameter....
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2007, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,423
Posted By DRxDR
+ 1...Tends to show off the wheel versus hiding...

+ 1...Tends to show off the wheel versus hiding it. wayne
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2007, 07:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,337
Posted By DRxDR
Hey Zapp: The "flip-flop" crash is a classic...

Hey Zapp: The "flip-flop" crash is a classic repeated by many addrinlin fueled post crash riders. Glad you're OK.

I think there is going to be a lot of us naked Strom riders as time and...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,154
Posted By DRxDR
Thanks for the tip but I tried that twice without...

Thanks for the tip but I tried that twice without much success and recently "clearanced the basket" to provide more freeplay which helped but did not provide complete disengagement. wayne...hijack...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2007, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,154
Posted By DRxDR
The "bungie" tow rope sounds like a good idea...

The "bungie" tow rope sounds like a good idea also. Thanks for sharing. wayne
BTW, I have more of a problem with my DR350 clutch not disengaging enough to find neutral easily versus not providing...
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By DRxDR
Damn that's tight. I always wondered if the pipe...

Damn that's tight. I always wondered if the pipe could be heated enough to get it to bend in closer along with the hanger bracket. Does it clear the swingarm enough for a bit of lateral play? wayne
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By DRxDR
Quite a lively stroll! Well done. wayne

Quite a lively stroll! Well done. wayne
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2007, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By DRxDR
Ditto on my DL650 at 15000 miles...all valves...

Ditto on my DL650 at 15000 miles...all valves still OK and within .001" from the center of the spec. wayne
Forum: Beasts 05-02-2007, 08:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,958
Posted By DRxDR
Still has some weather protection but without the...

Still has some weather protection but without the huge fairing: wayne
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u6/wv59/IMG_0431.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2007, 10:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,366
Posted By DRxDR
Ignore incoming at your peril...be it enemy fire,...

Ignore incoming at your peril...be it enemy fire, road traffic or calls from the SO. :wink:
Great trip Commander D and it's approaching time to head further north again without snow restrictions. ...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2007, 10:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,366
Posted By DRxDR
Seems as if most ride reports focus on the "High"...

Seems as if most ride reports focus on the "High" Sierras, however if you're more interested in the tight stuff, including narrow tracks, switchbacks and broken pavement with banked corners, then the...
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2007, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By DRxDR
These guys fabricate a lot of different fairings:...

These guys fabricate a lot of different fairings:
http://www.airtech-streamlining.com/
Check out the "Rouge" streetfighter fairing. wayne...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2007, 07:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,520
Posted By DRxDR
Could some of these irregular fuel gauge readings...

Could some of these irregular fuel gauge readings be due to dirty or corroding electrical connectors. A previous poster sited that a gauge began working correctly after R&Ring the fuel tank which...
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2007, 10:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,419
Posted By DRxDR
Bike really feels really different with the stock...

Bike really feels really different with the stock fairing removed...mo better. Don't know if you tried to remove that small metal fairing attachment point at the front of the tank, but I snapped a...
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