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Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,583
Views: 227,817
Posted By Somber
I went from the bike book recommended Motorex...

I went from the bike book recommended Motorex 10/50 to the Rekluse recommended Rotella 15/40

I don't want to start an oil war, there is lots of good oil around. I personally have had good service...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,583
Views: 227,817
Posted By Somber
I don't have a Rekluse on my 350 but I do on my...

I don't have a Rekluse on my 350 but I do on my 990. If you are noticing the slipping under power and it is heating up that much more than normal that quickly I recommend further adjustment.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,583
Views: 227,817
Posted By Somber
the KTM one? the KTM part number is 77707988017...

the KTM one? the KTM part number is 77707988017 and it seems like your description. I don'tremember seeing an aftermarket replacement that is a direct fit, but I haven't been actively looking for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,583
Views: 227,817
Posted By Somber
It's a beautiful bike with the 6 days livery and...

It's a beautiful bike with the 6 days livery and additions you've made, but I like it best with mud added. Now if only I could perfect the relaxed riding position clearly mastered by your dog.... ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,583
Views: 227,817
Posted By Somber
Cool, thanks for the info, I tend to ride...

Cool, thanks for the info, I tend to ride "smoother" when I'm in a higher gear and lower RPM also. Typically if I can keep things smoother I can carry a bit more speed and move from really slow to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,583
Views: 227,817
Posted By Somber
Hello Andrew, I don't think I've traded posts...

Hello Andrew, I don't think I've traded posts with you since I was buying Adventum gear for my G650X. We seem to share interest in similar bikes, sadly I don't share your riding skill.

Two quick...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,583
Views: 227,817
Posted By Somber
Feel free to PM me if I can help. I enjoy...

Feel free to PM me if I can help. I enjoy helping when I can, but I understand hating to ask for help, I feel the same way when it is me asking.

You are already way ahead of the game, you are...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,583
Views: 227,817
Posted By Somber
having a good measuring tool handy is a very good...

having a good measuring tool handy is a very good recommendation, but you can do it without one, but it might require more "put one in, reassemble, remeasure with feeler gauge" cycles to get where...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1,583
Views: 227,817
Posted By Somber
Yeah Rider - I assumed my 990 shims were going to...

Yeah Rider - I assumed my 990 shims were going to work, but I just checked and my current kit isn't going to work for me either. I was editing my post when you chimed in - so that's why your quote...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1,583
Views: 227,817
Posted By Somber
I will soon be doing the same OKDQ, I have a...

I will soon be doing the same OKDQ, I have a Hotcams shim kit I picked up for my 990 from one of the vendors here a while ago, and I think I still have at least 1 of all the sizes in the kit. ...
Forum: Vendors 04-03-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,695
Posted By Somber
I like the form factor and especially how you...

I like the form factor and especially how you laid things out so that the extension can be positioned in so many locations/orientations. So many multifunction or combo tools wind up collecting dust...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,583
Views: 227,817
Posted By Somber
QUOTE=Gordy;23830546]He needs to use a different...

QUOTE=Gordy;23830546]He needs to use a different analogy.

Many formulas exist for wind chill because, unlike temperature, there is no universally agreed standard for what the term should mean. All...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1,583
Views: 227,817
Posted By Somber
The answer is that it depends on the exhaust and...

The answer is that it depends on the exhaust and how close to "optimized" you want things to be. Some exhaust systems are tailored to run safely with stock tuning, fueling, etc. Other exhaust...
Forum: Vendors 03-30-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 72,803
Posted By Somber
very cool development Crafty, I wish I had reason...

very cool development Crafty, I wish I had reason to use such a trick piece of gear but I'm a minimalist so I'd have nothing to connect to the block... anyway I just wanted to toss in a bump and a...
Forum: Vendors 03-30-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,481
Posted By Somber
Looks like you did a great job with the place and...

Looks like you did a great job with the place and right at one of my parts of the world.

Site is bookmarked for trip planning, best of luck with the venture!
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,583
Views: 227,817
Posted By Somber
Foot dragger - my humble opinion is that it...

Foot dragger -

my humble opinion is that it isn't as simple as black/white on this or many of the other issues that get discussed or argued about on the forums.

Not all dealers are created...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-15-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,021
Posted By Somber
Exactly the same issues on my 2010 Adventure R,...

Exactly the same issues on my 2010 Adventure R, and I have 0 extra drains on my system, I ride nearly every single day regardless of weather and I even started Battery Tending (with a Shorai...
Forum: Vendors 10-31-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Somber
While I agree that many of the current offerings...

While I agree that many of the current offerings hold little interest for me for some of the reasons you cited, and what seems to be more of a focus on a friendly social gathering that happens to...
Forum: Vendors 09-10-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 29,111
Posted By Somber
tank vest doesn't fit over Safari tanks on KTM 990R

Hello Mike,

figured I should give some feedback. I originally posted a question in this thread about whether or not you thought a vest would fit on my 990R with the giant safari tanks.

I...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-20-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,440
Posted By Somber
I was not "out of the country", but I was...

I was not "out of the country", but I was certainly out in the country, even with my super tanker (I have Safari tanks and an Adv-tank), I still had to get gas at a few stations that see very little...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-18-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,440
Posted By Somber
I have the same bike, same year. The responses to...

I have the same bike, same year. The responses to this question vary a lot, my best guess is that this heavily depends on the gas/fuel you are getting regularly. I ran for 10,000ish miles with no...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-12-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By Somber
I wholeheartedly concur about how helpful this...

I wholeheartedly concur about how helpful this site is...

I'm jealous, my Suby has a fairly boring life in Oklahoma, I'd much rather be zipping around in Eire. Last time I was there I had a 1.6L...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-11-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,707
Posted By Somber
I'm not quite as tall, but based on your...

I'm not quite as tall, but based on your measurements my body proportions for upper body length (and maybe body positioning as I sit up very straight when I ride) puts me fairly close to your...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-02-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By Somber
I had an airhawk and liked it, but my favorite...

I had an airhawk and liked it, but my favorite thing about it was the ability to quickly swap it on/off as I wanted. I've seen online photos somewhere of people who came up with ways to incorporate...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-02-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,297
Posted By Somber
I've tried a few different fronts (stock...

I've tried a few different fronts (stock Scorpions, Kenda Big Block, TKC 80s) on my 990R, as well as a bunch of different ones on my prior dual sport

my favorite front for offroad on the 990 so...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-31-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,157
Posted By Somber
Coming up on 20k miles (will go past this week...

Coming up on 20k miles (will go past this week most likely) with no significant issues on my 2010 Adv R.

I have suffered fuel filter plugging/clogging, but that is just the filter doing what it...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-21-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,725
Posted By Somber
Baseed on how you stated this compared to my...

Baseed on how you stated this compared to my experience, this is not normal, something is up. I have a 2010 ADV R that I ride every day in Oklahoma, including commuting/traffic - and though our...
Forum: Vendors 05-15-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 29,111
Posted By Somber
thanks for the quick response, meetings all day...

thanks for the quick response, meetings all day tomorrow, but will bug them soon and bug you if no luck
Forum: Vendors 05-15-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 29,111
Posted By Somber
Any word on when the KTM Adventure tank vests...

Any word on when the KTM Adventure tank vests will go on sale? I know you mentioned making a shipment to KTM-Twins, but I haven't seen them show up on their site, nor could I find them on your site...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-07-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,530
Posted By Somber
tire pressure can play into this too, easy...

tire pressure can play into this too, easy check/elimination...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-07-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,691
Posted By Somber
completely understand, I didn't write my comments...

completely understand, I didn't write my comments to contradict you, just to add an addition experience to the mix for people to read through

seats are a very individual preference type item, I'm...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-07-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Somber
I've done 1000 mile days on my Adventure R (stock...

I've done 1000 mile days on my Adventure R (stock seat) with no issues, including back to back days in that range... I have a high tolerance for seat time so take it with a grain of salt, but as one...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-07-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,691
Posted By Somber
my 2 cents I have a 2010 990 Adventure R,...

my 2 cents

I have a 2010 990 Adventure R, so I have a plank style seat. Unlike seemingly every other person, I actually really like that seat, and have done 1000 mile days without problem. That...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,771
Posted By Somber
completely agree - very comfortable and enough...

completely agree - very comfortable and enough sturdiness/protection to be worth wearing

they hit the sweet spot for me also, but like you I also have had the straps break on me, a while back I...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-17-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,192
Posted By Somber
thanks for taking the time and effort to provide...

thanks for taking the time and effort to provide the review, sound very positive
Forum: Orange Crush 04-13-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 31,606
Posted By Somber
EXP installed on my 2010 Adv R, no drama, set it...

EXP installed on my 2010 Adv R, no drama, set it up per included instructions, been riding for a week, seems to be working well.

I saw some questions about engine braking on the street, in my...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-10-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,258
Posted By Somber
If you decide to get an Airhawk, make sure you...

If you decide to get an Airhawk, make sure you read the instructions and spend some time finding your sweet spot for inflation (in general, less is more in this case, I see guys with them inflated...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-09-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 33,516
Posted By Somber
Filters plugged / replaced at 16.5k miles ...

Filters plugged / replaced at 16.5k miles

Pump itself seems to have survived unscathed from this bout of plugged filters despite having to limp home a long distance...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-08-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By Somber
Thanks much for taking time to respond. I...

Thanks much for taking time to respond.

I got the bike back together last night and everything is working well. I continuity checked through to make sure I knew which pins corresponded to which...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-04-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,587
Posted By Somber
I apparently have very good night vision,...

I apparently have very good night vision, including partially lit stuff, because I seem to be the only person in the world that was ok riding with stock headlight. After reading 9235 threads about...
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