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Old 05-09-2013, 10:38 AM   #871
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Wow! Nothing better than seeing a DR650 towing a KTM!

I hope you don't mind if I "borrow" your pic to post in those contentious DR650 bashing threads put up by KTM worshipers?
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:32 PM   #872
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Wow! Nothing better than seeing a DR650 towing a KTM!

I hope you don't mind if I "borrow" your pic to post in those contentious DR650 bashing threads put up by KTM worshipers?
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(PS: What was the issue with the KTM?)
I won't deny a certain pleasure in hooking up to him. Actually had to do it 3 times in different spots. It would stop, then eventually go again, then die again.

We assume that it was water related. that puddle was only one of many on that ride. When we got to our designated lunch spot he took his jets out and then put them back in. He didn't have any issues that I am aware of for the rest of the day but by then all the riding was dry.
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:42 AM   #873
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990 SE......mid April......fuel pump went out. Bike trucked home. I'm usually surrounded by pumpkins in my group but don't really take much ribbin'. I don't have anything against 'em but there is a leeeeeetle pleasure there...

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Old 05-25-2013, 07:43 PM   #874
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990 SE......mid April......fuel pump went out. Bike trucked home. I'm usually surrounded by pumpkins in my group but don't really take much ribbin'. I don't have anything against 'em but there is a leeeeeetle pleasure there...
How's the Wolfman/Giant loop combo work? Great Basin or Coyote? I started with a Great Basin and Great Basin Dry Bag combo, but eventually traded to Wolfman for its 100% waterproofness and ease of packing. Just my personal preference. Both are great pieces of kit.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:16 PM   #875
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How's the Wolfman/Giant loop combo work? Great Basin or Coyote? I started with a Great Basin and Great Basin Dry Bag combo, but eventually traded to Wolfman for its 100% waterproofness and ease of packing. Just my personal preference. Both are great pieces of kit.
I recently bought a set of Wolfman bags and only got out to try them this weekend and they're great. They hold a lot of weight/volume but they don't affect handling much. We rode through some heavy rain too, and they stayed completely dry.

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Old 05-25-2013, 10:06 PM   #876
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How's the Wolfman/Giant loop combo work? Great Basin or Coyote? I started with a Great Basin and Great Basin Dry Bag combo, but eventually traded to Wolfman for its 100% waterproofness and ease of packing. Just my personal preference. Both are great pieces of kit.
i use a Wolfman duffel on ebay BBQ rear rack and GL Coyote on the rear rear of the seat w/ center straps around the front edge of the rack.
combo is awesome, narrow and no extra side rack weight.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:46 AM   #877
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How's the Wolfman/Giant loop combo work? Great Basin or Coyote? I started with a Great Basin and Great Basin Dry Bag combo, but eventually traded to Wolfman for its 100% waterproofness and ease of packing. Just my personal preference. Both are great pieces of kit.
The 2 came together by chance as I had the GL Coyote for short overnights and bought the WM stuff to expand/replace the GL. Then I finally had a rational thought and combined the two.

Worked well and was solid & easy to access/unload. I could see setting the GL a little forward to use for back support if I knew I was just doing slab or mild dirt roads.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:06 PM   #878
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:29 PM   #879
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Best just to buy a new throttle tube.R1 or R6 are short turns and can be bought for 15-20$ for both tube and grips.On a side note, I mess my bike riding.Can you guess where I am at?
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:40 AM   #880
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Best just to buy a new throttle tube.R1 or R6 are short turns and can be bought for 15-20$ for both tube and grips.On a side note, I mess my bike riding.Can you guess where I am at?
My guess is your on a hill. wondering how your going to get over to the city by lunch time!!!
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:56 PM   #881
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Aaarrrgh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOL that's how I found out its one piece as well.
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:50 AM   #882
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Soooooooo.......the original grip is PERMABONDED to the throttle tube ???

Wow ! Damn good thing I didnt switch to my favorite grips just yet !

So, the solution is to buy a replacement throttle tube along with the grips of choice, eh ?
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:56 AM   #883
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Some care with a bench grinder works fine.
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:59 AM   #884
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Soooooooo.......the original grip is PERMABONDED to the throttle tube ???

Wow ! Damn good thing I didnt switch to my favorite grips just yet !

So, the solution is to buy a replacement throttle tube along with the grips of choice, eh ?
I cut mine off with a sharp blade, and when it looked like this, it was ready for the new grips. The new grips slipped on easily with a little denatured alcohol as the lubricant, and the grips are now in use, working perfectly.

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Old 08-06-2013, 09:05 AM   #885
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After chillin' out and drinking a beer I got after it with a drill-motor and a wire brush cup. Then slid the new gel grips on with a dose of WD-40. Now they are tight and comfortable.
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