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Old 09-06-2013, 05:43 AM   #8461
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Say what?!!

So if i buy a brand new bike, i have to let someone else wash it??!! Like have a stranger touch my brand new motorcycle??!
Yup. Its illegal to wash your bike, car, truck, etc. on your driveway, garage, curb, whatever. Only certified carwash companies are allowed to wash vehicles. You could always go to one of those and pay them to wash it yourself.

Still, many people wash their own vehicles as long as its hidden from the public eye... but I live in an apartment building where it is strictly prohibited to wash or do any type of mechanical maintenance to your vehicle...
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:16 PM   #8462
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Put a Kubalink in




MT 90's





FMF Can

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Old 09-08-2013, 09:18 AM   #8463
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Got suspension completed on Friday back from Race Tech. Rode yesterday. Major improvement! Found myself attacking places much faster than I ever would have felt comortable doing before. Now to fine tune it.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:24 AM   #8464
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Looks good!
BTW Orange Crush section is more for the Big Orange bikes.

The 690's are all in the Thumper section.
Here's some threads to keep you busy.

Super long discussion thread coving loads of info.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=722987


This one is the 690 version of the What did you do thread.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=624319

See you in there!

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Put a Kubalink in




MT 90's





FMF Can

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Old 09-08-2013, 01:02 PM   #8465
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7500 km. service of my 990.


And at 14167 km I did a valve check on my 690. They were OK, I didn't have to adjust.
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:47 PM   #8466
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I did a little work to the 990 today. Installed a sidestand switch disable thingy; no pic.

Installed a new front sprocket:



And a new rear sprocket:



Even though the rear doesn't look too worn, I like the cool orange sprocket:



My old sidestand foot widener thingy fell off, so I put on a new one:



The front and rear sprockets only had 20,000 miles on them and I've seen some of y'all wear them down way more, but I feel better with the new ones on!
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:42 PM   #8467
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I did a little work to the 990 today.

My old sidestand foot widener thingy fell off, so I put on a new one:

http://supahflid.smugmug.com/2011-KT...idestand-L.jpg

The front and rear sprockets only had 20,000 miles on them and I've seen some of y'all wear them down way more, but I feel better with the new ones on!
What a coinsidence! I have the same one.
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:16 PM   #8468
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Air flow

More air in...



... requires more air out

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Old 09-08-2013, 05:49 PM   #8469
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Rode it from Lake Pleasant up the back way to Crown King...


Then from Crown King towards Palace Station on the Senator Highway



Met some friends out on the trail.


Into Prescott for lunch and then down the 17 to Bloody Basin...



Bloody Basin trail towards Seven Springs...



Rode part of the Great Western Trail...


Found some cool rock formations...

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Old 09-08-2013, 11:24 PM   #8470
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EZ, great pics !

I have a grey 990 just like yours. Same tank bag even !

Just curious as you seem to have a mate with same bike, how do the rear tyres you both were using compare. I dont want to derail this thread. You can pm me if you want. Oh, Im interested in how he likes the 2 into1/storage tank too.

Cheers.
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:02 AM   #8471
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Manufactured and replaced chain tensioner blocks

Mine cracked after the tire company installed a new tire. Bathed my baby last Saturday and noticed the crack. Went to local KTM dealer and nearly got a heart attack after the chap told me that it will take approx a month to deliver. Went to workshop and start manufacturing my new left block. Upon assembly I noticed the right one also cracked and manufactured that one also.
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:06 AM   #8472
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Mine cracked after the tire company installed a new tire. Bathed my baby last Saturday and noticed the crack. Went to local KTM dealer and nearly got a heart attack after the chap told me that it will take approx a month to deliver. Went to workshop and start manufacturing my new left block. Upon assembly I noticed the right one also cracked and manufactured that one also.
How do I upload photos? Help!!!!!!
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:47 AM   #8473
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EZ, great pics !

I have a grey 990 just like yours. Same tank bag even !

Just curious as you seem to have a mate with same bike, how do the rear tyres you both were using compare. I dont want to derail this thread. You can pm me if you want. Oh, Im interested in how he likes the 2 into1/storage tank too.

Cheers.
I have the Heidenau rear tire and he had the Mefo rear tire.
The Heidenau has about 9000 miles on it and should have been replaced already. It's crap in the dirt now but for the first 5000 miles I really liked it. Scott seems to like his Mefo rear.

The two into one with the tool box is nice but $$$
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:36 PM   #8474
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Rode it.

!!!!!!!!!

52 miles in city traffic so I could adjust to my clutch and brakes and feel of the big bike.
In 92º weather. Fully geared.

I just had to leave the house, had a potato bike gathering across the street from 9am-dont know when. Is a stable idle really that hard? (No hate to the big H riders but it is really annoying)


Also installed a new non-Pyndon airfilter airbox. my phone and garage remote have a home. I almost cried.


I also loaded my toolkit on the bike, and mini pump, and tube and still had room for a gatorade and a small bag of chips. (battery under seat, tools in small tailbag and under bash guard for pump, tube in fairing) Things will be moved as my rear tanks and bags make an appearance. Also, no pictures, because I forgot my camera, and my phone is a mr. Blurtastic.
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:39 AM   #8475
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Holding your weight!

Finally found a spare hour or so & installed some .60 weight fork springs in my 2011 990 adventure & after a short test ride on some very pot holed gravel roads it's a huge improvement as expected.
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