ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-21-2013, 01:12 PM   #7861
MeinMotorrad
Beastly Adventurer
 
MeinMotorrad's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: UK for now.
Oddometer: 1,590
Stuck nuts

Quote:
Originally Posted by bayarearider View Post
Thanks for the feedback. Just ordered Kroil. Hopefully this should do it.
Anyone interested in freeing up seized/rusted bolts etc. may like to use the tried and trusted 50/50 mix of Acetone and power steering/auto box fluid (TQF etc.). Hell of a lot cheaper than that Kroil stuff
MeinMotorrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 01:19 PM   #7862
motoged
Studly Adventurer
 
motoged's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Kamloops, BC
Oddometer: 908
Oh.....look Mom....a Pirate Pig:

__________________
Ged Schwartz
Kamloops , BC


Baja '05 , Baja 06/07 , Baja 08/09 , BC Alpine Single Track




motoged is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 01:43 PM   #7863
Seth S
Safari Scramble!!!!!
 
Seth S's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: sanity?
Oddometer: 4,811
Quote:
Originally Posted by motoged View Post
Oh.....look Mom....a Pirate Pig:

Looks like Gary Busey
__________________
Seth S

My intuition nearly makes up for my lack of good judgement. Just installed my new trolling motor
Seth S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 08:03 AM   #7864
dad2bike
Cranky Old Fart
 
dad2bike's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Oddometer: 4,200
Has anybody made up a lexan rock guard for their headlight?
I run them on my RFS bikes with the super 3M-Lock to hold in place.

I have the TT flat version with brackets on my 950A. Not impressed with that design.
I have the 2008 headlight. I was thinking of cutting out a piece to fit and heat bending the center crease. Anybody already done that? Happy with the results?
__________________
Tom-2006 950 Adventure "Big Orange", 2009 690R "Ginger"
My2Wheels
dad2bike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 08:08 AM   #7865
JustBob
Uh...who me?
 
JustBob's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Young Harris, GA
Oddometer: 831
Thumb

Quote:
Originally Posted by Velociraptor View Post
Maybe best thing to do is send an e-mail to Richard Muurling at Vortex in Australia with your question and all the details you mentioned here. He may take awhile to reply but he always gives informative answers.

richard@vortexcdi.com

If all the maps are for an open air box then the bike would run rich with the foam air filters.

The last option would be to send the Vortex ECU to Mike Tolle in California to get proper maps for your bike setup. He charged me $100 to do that so not cheap.
I contacted both parties and both were very helpful. Looks like I need to send this unit, which is for a 2011 and not a 2010, and have it reprogrammed. Mike in California can do it for $200 plus shipping so I'll do that when I can. Thanks for the tip!
__________________
'14 R1200GSW; '16 R1200RS
'10 690 EnduroR; '88 R100RS
JustBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 08:17 AM   #7866
Velociraptor
TrackBum
 
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: Seattle
Oddometer: 1,139
Quote:
Originally Posted by JustBob View Post
I contacted both parties and both were very helpful. Looks like I need to send this unit, which is for a 2011 and not a 2010, and have it reprogrammed. Mike in California can do it for $200 plus shipping so I'll do that when I can. Thanks for the tip!
Yikes, $200? Maybe it was cheaper for me because I bought the unit. Anyway once you get that done hopefully your fuel mileage will improve. Hmmm. I am wondering if there is any difference between a 2009 and 2010? Probably not. I was wondering because this month Richard sent Mike a custom map set for me which had an economy map included so I guess Mike still has that file. My bike is a 2009. You might ask them about that. I have not tested the economy map so have no idea the mileage it gives.
__________________
2014 KTM EXC 500
2014 KTM 1290 Superduke R
2009 KTM 690r Enduro SOLD
2002 RC51 SOLD
2010 KTM 990 Supermoto R SOLD
Velociraptor is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 08:22 AM   #7867
JustBob
Uh...who me?
 
JustBob's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Young Harris, GA
Oddometer: 831
Yes, I was kinda surprised by the cost, but Richard wants 200 Australian and then the shipping is quite a bit more. This unit came with the bike when I bought it so I didn't know what I had until I told Richard the full nomenclature and he knew right away what it is. So, I suspect there are differences year to year, open vs closed air box, Motard vs Enduro. Anyway, in the meantime I'm gonna try riding it with the X10 set to 2-2-2 and see if there's a difference and then send it to Mike when I can. Thanks for your help.
__________________
'14 R1200GSW; '16 R1200RS
'10 690 EnduroR; '88 R100RS
JustBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 09:52 AM   #7868
motoged
Studly Adventurer
 
motoged's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Kamloops, BC
Oddometer: 908
Quote:
Originally Posted by dad2bike View Post
Has anybody made up a lexan rock guard for their headlight?
I run them on my RFS bikes with the super 3M-Lock to hold in place.

I have the TT flat version with brackets on my 950A. Not impressed with that design.
I have the 2008 headlight. I was thinking of cutting out a piece to fit and heat bending the center crease. Anybody already done that? Happy with the results?

I have a Cyclops 7" H4 on my 690....a fellow 690 guy in Marysville WA does as well and he has reportedly fabbed a lexan cover....I can't divulge his name at this time as he has promised me one, and if I tell this list that Uller has made this promise, he will be flooded with more scroungers looking for free deals (I might have to trade him something for his work)....

So ....I haven't seen the product yet but he knows what he is doing and I am looking forward to the smokin' deal....
__________________
Ged Schwartz
Kamloops , BC


Baja '05 , Baja 06/07 , Baja 08/09 , BC Alpine Single Track




motoged is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 10:25 AM   #7869
dad2bike
Cranky Old Fart
 
dad2bike's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Oddometer: 4,200
I guess I should clarify- I have the 2008 headlight & mask. That has the raised center.

Doing a flat round or rectangle isn't tough. Made all mine for the RFS bikes.
__________________
Tom-2006 950 Adventure "Big Orange", 2009 690R "Ginger"
My2Wheels
dad2bike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 10:27 AM   #7870
Seth S
Safari Scramble!!!!!
 
Seth S's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: sanity?
Oddometer: 4,811



pretty sure he already passed that tree
__________________
Seth S

My intuition nearly makes up for my lack of good judgement. Just installed my new trolling motor
Seth S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 01:59 PM   #7871
Hoots
Beastly Adventurer
 
Hoots's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2011
Location: Gundaroo NSW OZ
Oddometer: 1,650
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seth S View Post



pretty sure he already passed that tree
He'd make a good goldfish ...
Hoots is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 01:45 AM   #7872
fluff34567
Beastly Adventurer
 
fluff34567's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: choco land AKA switzerland
Oddometer: 1,104
Got my cleanspeedeng.com brake lever.

From Arizona to Switzerland in 2.5 days :eek:





Now a trip to the anodising shop for some bling

sent using my fingers and voodoo magic.
fluff34567 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 02:42 AM   #7873
Hoots
Beastly Adventurer
 
Hoots's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2011
Location: Gundaroo NSW OZ
Oddometer: 1,650
Quote:
Originally Posted by fluff34567 View Post
Got my cleanspeedeng.com brake lever.

From Arizona to Switzerland in 2.5 days :eek:





Now a trip to the anodising shop for some bling

sent using my fingers and voodoo magic.
You’re quite possibly the first person to have had a piece of crafted metalwork imported into Switzerland from Arizona ...
Hoots is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 02:47 AM   #7874
Bill the Bong
Supern00ba
 
Bill the Bong's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Kalahari South Africa
Oddometer: 1,001
Quote:
Originally Posted by JustBob View Post
Yes, I was kinda surprised by the cost, but Richard wants 200 Australian and then the shipping is quite a bit more. This unit came with the bike when I bought it so I didn't know what I had until I told Richard the full nomenclature and he knew right away what it is. So, I suspect there are differences year to year, open vs closed air box, Motard vs Enduro. Anyway, in the meantime I'm gonna try riding it with the X10 set to 2-2-2 and see if there's a difference and then send it to Mike when I can. Thanks for your help.
What map are you actually using. Usually the 1st 5 loaded are for open airbox and the last 5 for standard airbox. I'm not sure that even going 222 for an open a/b map will make it lean enough for use with a closed airbox.
__________________
KTM 690 R - "Its just a little crush..."
Bill the Bong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 04:04 AM   #7875
JustBob
Uh...who me?
 
JustBob's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Young Harris, GA
Oddometer: 831
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill the Bong View Post
What map are you actually using. Usually the 1st 5 loaded are for open airbox and the last 5 for standard airbox. I'm not sure that even going 222 for an open a/b map will make it lean enough for use with a closed airbox.
What's an "open airbox"? Does it have a filter? My bike has the stock cover with inch holes drilled in the top and foam filters.

Anyway, this Vortex unit is for "Motard/Enduro-Open Airbox" with a raised rev limit to 8700rpm. It came set to X10 #1 which is a Power Map. I've tried one of the Traction/Endouro Maps and like the initial throttle but don't like the over-all power characteristics. Seems to run out of steam too soon. So I'll try various Power Maps and see how I like the ride. I'm looking for good spin the tire power with soft initial throttle.

Should I get one of those open airboxs? What do they look like? I'm not gonna go without an air filter.

Maybe I need to just send this to Mike Tolle and have it made right, but to be able to ride the bike that means re-installing the stock ECU and if I do that I have to mess with the Throttle Stop and Idle Speed Adjustment?
__________________
'14 R1200GSW; '16 R1200RS
'10 690 EnduroR; '88 R100RS
JustBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 08:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015