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Old 03-10-2014, 12:02 AM   #1186
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this thread has been an amazing read. Both the work and the documentation have been quite impressive.

On the other hand, is this the raunchiest pic ever posted on advrider?

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Old 03-10-2014, 04:14 AM   #1187
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:24 AM   #1188
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Hell even I could fill that gap
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:46 PM   #1189
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Thumb Gap

You actually need a gap to make a good weld, all the material on top doesn't really serve a purpose.
A good weld, at least when it comes to pipes, has to "reach the inside" of the tube wall to pass inspection by x-ray, if not cut open and do it again
Apart from which the project is going beyond expectations.
Once upon a time I started to read Sakurama's thread and was impressed by his work and told him to spend his efforts on a real bike a.k.a. BMW
But reading that thread I caught an orange bug and am now the happy owner of two KTM, one ADV and one SER


















and I still have a BMW= I got the best of two worlds
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:21 PM   #1190
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Once upon a time I started to read Sakurama's thread and was impressed by his work and told him to spend his efforts on a real bike a.k.a. BMW
But reading that thread I caught an orange bug and am now the happy owner of two KTM, one ADV and one SER
and I still have a BMW= I got the best of two worlds
Yes, it's great to be able to have both. There's just something very raw and rip snorting about a KTM that isn't BMW and conversely with a BMW it's nice to have a bike you don't need to work on.

Glad to hear you caught the bug!

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Old 03-10-2014, 08:28 PM   #1191
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...with a BMW it's nice to have a bike you don't need to work on.
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Highway 26 comes to mind...
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:35 PM   #1192
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Highway 26 comes to mind...


Umm, sorta forgot about that. Okay, so I did have a reliable BMW built in the last decade, that needed nothing but gas and I sold it for the garage, err, house. And the dirt bike too. Sort of a "Gift of Magi" story there.

But, yes, my vintage boxer still needs a bit of fettling. Now that I think about it I've either flatted or broken down on every ride we've done together huh? Hmm, gotta work on that...



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Old 03-10-2014, 08:44 PM   #1193
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Well, you were prepared for the flat. A spare tube, and a PNWet centerstand, and you were good to go.

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Old 03-14-2014, 09:27 PM   #1194
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:13 PM   #1195
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Theres more than Pete waiting :)
Get in line MM.

Having read another thread that spoke of fcrs and rottweiler filtration in the same paragraph has me checking my bank acc. Could it be a perfect match???
I have the rottweiler filter on my cv'd 950 and its a totally different bike to the uni pre/paper filter/airbox bike. Could this be the missing piece of the puzzle??
What cost the tortured rear tyre, is his sacrifice my happiness...
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Old 03-15-2014, 06:50 PM   #1196
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I think Chris has been slammed with other work and is trying to wrap up the AWD project. No work has gone forward on the carbs because mine is the only bike he has for testing and it's been apart while he's finished up the last of the parts (CNC chain run, etc.) to be able to get the bike back together. Chris knows how important the chokes are to everyone (but it doesn't hurt to remind him!) so once my bike is back together in the next few weeks he'll have time and cold weather to check the chokes.

I just got back from NYC so next trip back I'll plan on adding a couple of days so that I can work on the chokes with Chris. It's as important to me as you guys as I want my bike to be a year round machine and fully turnkey. Seeing the state of my 10 year old wiring harness was a bit depressing so I'll be getting a new one for the winter and will plan on tidying up the whole thing (new powder, graphics, etc.) so that the bike is essentially "restored" and obviously chokes are part of that.

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Old 03-20-2014, 02:15 PM   #1197
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I think Chris has been slammed with other work and is trying to wrap up the AWD project. No work has gone forward on the carbs because mine is the only bike he has for testing and it's been apart while he's finished up the last of the parts (CNC chain run, etc.) to be able to get the bike back together. Chris knows how important the chokes are to everyone (but it doesn't hurt to remind him!) so once my bike is back together in the next few weeks he'll have time and cold weather to check the chokes.

I just got back from NYC so next trip back I'll plan on adding a couple of days so that I can work on the chokes with Chris. It's as important to me as you guys as I want my bike to be a year round machine and fully turnkey. Seeing the state of my 10 year old wiring harness was a bit depressing so I'll be getting a new one for the winter and will plan on tidying up the whole thing (new powder, graphics, etc.) so that the bike is essentially "restored" and obviously chokes are part of that.


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Old 03-28-2014, 01:19 PM   #1198
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While I don't have much to report on the bike I wrote an article for BIKE EXIF about one of my techniques. Check it out if you're curious about my "day" job.



In other news I'm planning on bring the bike to Portland in late May. Hoping to ship my dirt wheels to Woody for a new front for the AWD and then to mount up some serious knobs and ride to Portland from Denver on all dirt roads and trails with my peeps Tommy and Gino. It's something I'm really looking forward to - being back on two (driven) wheels and riding with friends. That was the point of all this wasn't it?

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Old 03-28-2014, 08:52 PM   #1199
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That was the point of all this wasn't it?
Yes it was. And I, for one, need some closure. So PLEASE make sure to do a report on the ride!!!
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Old 03-29-2014, 08:27 PM   #1200
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While I don't have much to report on the bike I wrote an article for BIKE EXIF about one of my techniques. Check it out if you're curious about my "day" job.

Exif?





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