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Old 07-12-2013, 11:26 AM   #9676
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BAhhh, so who's the guy behind him?
Fixed it for you...
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:12 PM   #9677
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12 nm = 106 in/lbs
17 nm = 150 in/lbs

Work gave me a conversion calculator application on the PC-an uber handy thing to have loaded.

Any other conversions anyone needs?

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dividing by 12:

12 nm = 106 in/lbs = 8.83 ft/lbs
17 nm = 150 in/lbs = 12.5 ft/lbs

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Old 07-12-2013, 12:48 PM   #9678
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dividing by 12:

12 nm = 106 in/lbs = 8.83 ft/lbs
17 nm = 150 in/lbs = 12.5 ft/lbs

Math is hard.

My clicker wrench is in inch pounds.

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Old 07-12-2013, 01:44 PM   #9679
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I think that's my brother ...
probably easier to tell once he has been shorn.
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:33 PM   #9680
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Mounting Tires:

Here is an interesting article as to how the red and yellow dots on a tire correlate with the rim....this is true for bikes as well as cars/trucks:

http://www.bridgestonetrucktires.com...0ask%20doc.pdf
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:15 PM   #9681
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Canadian conversion

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dividing by 12:

12 nm = 106 in/lbs = 8.83 ft/lbs
17 nm = 150 in/lbs = 12.5 ft/lbs

Is that the same conversion for Canadians? So how many beer cans do we drink first to crush?
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:25 PM   #9682
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Is that the same conversion for Canadians? So how many beer cans do we drink first to crush?
Haven't you heard? A beer drinking Canadian is exempt from all that science/physics stuff. Just tighten it down until it strips, back it off half a turn...good to go.
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:17 PM   #9683
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Ahhh, so who's the guy behind him?
I was hoping someone would bite ...

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Old 07-12-2013, 06:03 PM   #9684
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:46 PM   #9685
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Ok lets get this back on track...

My local dealer had two 2013 690's in stock. The first one was the one I commented on 2 days ago and I thought was very unpleasant to ride. I rode the second one today. Both bikes were set up the same way, same map (standard) and both at less than 30 miles. Out on the highway I went since that's where the horrible vibes were on the previous one I rode.

Was I surprised! This was like a totally different bike. Much, much smoother. I could see behind me in the mirrors pretty well at 65 to 75mph, where on the previous bike they were a complete blur at those speeds. The bars also were also barely vibing at all, where on the previous bike they were buzzing really hard at the same speeds and my hands were tingling and starting to go numb in a few minutes. The second bike was pleasant to ride at freeways speeds and it also hummed along in slow traffic at 2500 to 3500RPM with no stumbling or lurching, just nice and steady. I rode it back to the dealer and bought it right then, oh yeah!



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Old 07-12-2013, 09:59 PM   #9686
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Ok lets get this back on track...

My local dealer had two 2013 690's in stock. The first one was the one I commented on 2 days ago and I thought was very unpleasant to ride. I rode the second one today. Both bikes were set up the same way, same map (standard) and both at less than 30 miles. Out on the highway I went since that's where the horrible vibes were on the previous one I rode.

Was I surprised! This was like a totally different bike. Much, much smoother. I could see behind me in the mirrors pretty well at 65 to 75mph, where on the previous bike they were a complete blur at those speeds. The bars also were also barely vibing at all, where on the previous bike they were buzzing really hard at the same speeds and my hands were tingling and starting to go numb in a few minutes. The second bike was pleasant to ride at freeways speeds and it also hummed along in slow traffic at 2500 to 3500RPM with no stumbling or lurching, just nice and steady. I rode it back to the dealer and bought it right then, oh yeah!



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Congrats, Cyborg! Well done!
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:21 PM   #9687
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Ok lets get this back on track...

My local dealer had two 2013 690's in stock. The first one was the one I commented on 2 days ago and I thought was very unpleasant to ride. I rode the second one today. Both bikes were set up the same way, same map (standard) and both at less than 30 miles. Out on the highway I went since that's where the horrible vibes were on the previous one I rode.

Was I surprised! This was like a totally different bike. Much, much smoother. I could see behind me in the mirrors pretty well at 65 to 75mph, where on the previous bike they were a complete blur at those speeds. The bars also were also barely vibing at all, where on the previous bike they were buzzing really hard at the same speeds and my hands were tingling and starting to go numb in a few minutes. The second bike was pleasant to ride at freeways speeds and it also hummed along in slow traffic at 2500 to 3500RPM with no stumbling or lurching, just nice and steady. I rode it back to the dealer and bought it right then, oh yeah!



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Unbalanced tires.... or crank or what?
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:07 PM   #9688
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Wiring fused led auxillary lights

I was told that there was a way to wire my hot lead from the piaa's to the unused fuse thats in the box. It's not necessary as the lights wiring harness has a fuse in it but wth. I am trying to figure out where to run it to and cant find any open lines. On my old klr there was just a wire dangling that was for the european style running light that made it extremely easy. Anyone know where to run this thing to???
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Old 07-13-2013, 01:06 AM   #9689
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The vibes change and generally smooth out after a few thousand miles or so I find.
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Old 07-13-2013, 02:24 AM   #9690
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Ok lets get this back on track...

- Snip - I rode it back to the dealer and bought it right then, oh yeah!



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I once had a brand new 690 like that. Sorta miss that look.
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