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Old 09-26-2012, 07:25 PM   #5671
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More Hi-Tech Protective Applications

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More Velcro and Plumbers Pipe Tape to protect the TT engine guards.

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Another application of Velcro to quiet down the cables from vibrating on the plastic headlight mask. Please buy my book, 1,000 Uses For Commercial Grade Velcro.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:41 PM   #5672
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TT Fold Back Brake Lever Pedal

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So, when you fall just right, or catch your OEM brake lever on a rock and it snaps off like a rotten twig you should retrieve the broken piece and use the TT fold back pedal as a back scratcher.

And now I shall take a rest.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:19 PM   #5673
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Nippy,
You need to see someone about those retentive traits....or find something else to do that has nothing to do with Velcro and a dust rag

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Old 09-26-2012, 08:37 PM   #5674
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Hey folks, been finding out some interesting things about the 690 sensors. The EFi sensors appear to be a mix and match of off the shelf stuuf, used by the japanese car manufacturers. Working on cross referencing the part numbers and with luck, we won't have to get porked by the dealer anymore

I'll let you know what I find out....
Time to update Seth's list ... That we haven't seen for a while now ...

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Old 09-26-2012, 09:19 PM   #5675
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Velcro & Dust Rags

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Nippy,
You need to see someone about those retentive traits....or find something else to do that has nothing to do with Velcro and a dust rag

Uncle Jed, I thought you were a marriage counselor, not a Psychologist, but I could be wrong.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:29 PM   #5676
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Commercial grade Velcro. Just a bit cheaper than those aftermarket case protectors and, when it starts to degrade, just peel it off and put some more on. Does it work, well I have Alpinestar Tech 8 boots and it holds up very well and does protect the cases from scuffing.
I'm less worried about scuffing, but have had my brake lever puncture a hole in the cover. Not sure Velcro would have done much to prevent that.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:30 PM   #5677
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Uncle Jed, I thought you were a marriage counselor, not a Psychologist, but I could be wrong.
Well......I try to offer my help to those who present with a variety of "issues".

Your tidy shop is just what mine looks like under 20 years of crap build-up....so I am a bit envious . It is just evidence that you have WAY too much time on your hands ....or spend a lot of time in the garage ducking your wife's glare....

Your sign indicating submission to your wife's mood is one that hangs over more than just your head....but, if you came by we could talk a bit more about that

As for velcro....I remember my BMW rally days where the wake-up call was the sound of velcro tent openings and luggage bags clicking open or shut.

We all like to baby our rides in our own way....thanks for sharing yours

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Old 09-26-2012, 09:48 PM   #5678
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Time to update Seth's list ... That we haven't seen for a while now ...

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Old 09-26-2012, 10:39 PM   #5679
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looks like you got the hang of it mate! Well done young fella!!

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Old 09-27-2012, 06:15 AM   #5680
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I had a list?
yea, the list.....

The list of guns that got dropped during the invasion of France in WWII
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:23 AM   #5681
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So they are chatting about this in Orange Crush, but since I did it to my 690... i'll sort of repost

The discussion is about the OutEx tubeless conversion kit. I'll let you look up the details on the kit. But so far I'm pleased. Though I just finished the work the other day and have very limited miles on the kit so I can't speak to it's long term durability. But so far it's not leaked at all.

Since I take my 690 to the track, I wanted to dump the dead weight of the tubes. These numbers are from 17" wheels on a 690 (160 rear)

Net weight change by converting from the radial tubes to tubeless.
Front Wheel: -19.85 Oz.
Rear Wheel: -22.9 Oz.
- This is just the difference between weight of tube and OutEx sealing materials & valve. More than a pound from the front and almost a pound and a half lost for the rear.


Next measure was swapping from a 'Stealth' sprocket to an all AL one

Totals so far are:
Front Wheel Assembly: -19.85 Oz.
Rear Wheel Assembly: -36.6 Oz.

And a trie swap - Previous Pirelli Diablo 2, new Dunlop Q2 same sizes
Front wheel w/ tire: -11.25 Oz
Rear wheel w/tire: -46.5 Oz
- The Pirellis were lighter up front, but heavier in the rear.

Got an lighter front rotor on back order that should be good for about 16 Oz more off. Dropping near 3 pounds from the rear is nothing to sneeze at. Definitely has changed the response to the throttle
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:56 AM   #5682
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690 Wheel Swap

Stock front on the 2012 690 is 1.85 but available Excels or STX DID are 1.60. Anyone care to chime in on what difference in handling might be?
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:03 AM   #5683
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Stock front on the 2012 690 is 1.85 but available Excels or STX DID are 1.60. Anyone care to chime in on what difference in handling might be?
a narrower rim will balloon the tire more. The benefit of this is you have more tread to spread across the ground with lower pressures. The drawback to the narrow rims is that you will find running a bib mousse to be just about impossible. Also not as good on the highway. Check out the raid wheels too...nice rims, good price etc.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:19 AM   #5684
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I am running mousses in a 1.6" Excel rim, in fact that is the size that pretty much every rally bike I have seen uses? They are a pain to fit either way, though...

I'd say 1.6" for sure if you are riding mostly off road. They put a 1.85" on there as a compromise because it's a dual sport, just like they come with TKC80 (or at least they did).

Seth by raid wheels you mean RAD Mfg?
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:22 AM   #5685
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a narrower rim will balloon the tire more. The benefit of this is you have more tread to spread across the ground with lower pressures. The drawback to the narrow rims is that you will find running a bib mousse to be just about impossible. Also not as good on the highway. Check out the raid wheels too...nice rims, good price etc.
Thanks, Seth. Hate to lose that high speed comfort on the highway. Are you running different rims on yours? Also, I was able to run the extra heavy tube on the XR650 with the 21" front Excel no problem.
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