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Old 06-18-2012, 09:33 PM   #5971
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Decided to sell it. Fiancee and I are on too dissimilar bikes and need to be more congruent. Selling 08 990 and looking for part trade on two KLR 650s or 650GS. Ad here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=800871

I'm in NCW.


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Old 06-18-2012, 09:39 PM   #5972
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Well some may or may not know how crappy the Lights are on the 950r Super Enduro.

I think I have a "Micky Mouse" solution to the problem. Drilled a couple of small 5/16th holes in the Allow BarkBusters.

Prelim tests suggest that they are a major improvement. Need to get the left right angle realigned a bit. But I like the Lightforce lights for their weight and ability to adjust the type of beam just by turning the light clockwise or anticlockwise..



This is a picture with just Standard High Beam on.


This is a picture with the Twin Lightforce 140's on.



Here is a video that also illustrates the benefits.
I ran the LightForce 170 on my 950A for a few years. I don't know if the 140 will have the same problem, but the 170 could not take the vibration and would crack where the cone of the reflector molded into the screw collar. If I left them unscrewed a bit for focus, they would flop around more and crack quicker. Over time, the crack would grow and they would snap off. The first set lasted about a year, the second set, 6 months. I gave up on them after that.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:40 PM   #5973
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Decided to sell it. Fiancee and I are on too dissimilar bikes and need to be more congruent. Selling 08 990 and looking for part trade on two KLR 650s or 650GS. Ad here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=800871

I'm in NCW.


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That's funny! We have two KLR650s, a F650GS Dakar and a KTM ADV


.....keeping all of them though
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:35 PM   #5974
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Envious of your back yard...

When no snow's on the ground.

What a playground for an Adventure bike.



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Went for a little ride around the mountain. Nearly out to pavement, the low fuel light goes on...

65 miles? 5+ gals? WTF?

I stop and look for leaks; anything that's big enough to drop mileage to 12 ish mpg should be obvious; no joy.

I was stopping and idling a lot as I was working out routing points and directions at intersections, etc, incl mileage, but 12 MPG? REALLY?

...got to Weed and the gas pump. Right tank is full. Forgot to turn the petcock back on putting the tanks on yesterday. Dumbass.

Nice day, tho!









...check your petcocks...

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Old 06-19-2012, 03:27 AM   #5975
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I have done this.
Leaving pet cocks closed? No, never done that. Not me. Oh no........ Especially after bleeding some fuel out for a 690 rider who had run out. Leave them closed after that? What sort of idiot do you take me for?


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Old 06-19-2012, 06:21 AM   #5976
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When no snow's on the ground.

What a playground for an Adventure bike.

Yep. First part of this ride is the first leg of your route...

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Old 06-19-2012, 03:33 PM   #5977
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Took the new Mefo for a test and it is smooth. Great grip in the rain and had no problem with controlled power slides in the gravel. Even had enough grab for some rain wheelies! Superb traction. Can't wait to see how long she lasts. Also be interesting to get it in the mud and see how well she trenches!!
On a side note, if you have a waterproof liner for your pants and you forget to put them in... Guess what.... you get wet!
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:43 PM   #5978
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Decided to sell it. Fiancee and I are on too dissimilar bikes and need to be more congruent. Selling 08 990 and looking for part trade on two KLR 650s or 650GS. Ad here:
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:40 PM   #5979
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Get her a 950!
Agreed...
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:27 AM   #5980
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Best wheelie yet on the big bitch! From 1st gear to 3rd gear and the front end came down in 3rd at about 6000 RPM! Even came down smoothly! Late night ride to meet the lighting engineer for a band (who was late by an hour) so I took the bike and found her balance point. So stoked!
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:30 AM   #5981
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Best wheelie yet on the big bitch! From 1st gear to 3rd gear and the front end came down in 3rd at about 6000 RPM! Even came down smoothly! Late night ride to meet the lighting engineer for a band (who was late by an hour) so I took the bike and found her balance point. So stoked!
That's some fast money shifting if your keeping it up like that..... or you must of dropped Viagra in the gas tanks to keep it up for that long.
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:18 PM   #5982
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What did your KTM do to you today?

In case someone besides me was unaware of how hot the underseat storage bin can get, take a look at my multimeter.



I had been carrying it there for over a year without a problem, but I guess I had not had it on the bottom before. Fortunately, it was a cheapie, actually free with a coupon, so I'm not out anything. But, I will be sure to not put anything else heat sensitive on the bottom.
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:10 PM   #5983
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Thansk for that info! Damn. . . .
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:58 PM   #5984
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...In case someone besides me was unaware of how hot the underseat storage bin can get,...
Stock exhaust? Hontri under seat storage tray? Space next to ABS unit? details please...
I just got a Bazzaz fuel controller and self mapping unit and don't want to melt it .
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:10 PM   #5985
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Stock exhaust? Hontri under seat storage tray? Space next to ABS unit? details please...
I just got a Bazzaz fuel controller and self mapping unit and don't want to melt it .
Stock exhaust, stock storage bin (the old large type,) no ABS.
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