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  1. RCinNC

    ABS bypass

    @MD-ClarkHicks I looked at your other post regarding your ABS issue, and saw you mentioned an upcoming MOT inspection for the bike before your trip. I know the MOT inspections in the UK can be pretty strict; if you try this bypass before the MOT, have you checked to see if bike will pass...
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    ABS bypass

    I've never done the repair, so I can't give you an informed answer about the routing of the brake lines. I copied the info and diagrams from another post here on the forum and kept them for future reference, just in case. If you follow the link that I included with the PDF I posted above, it...
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    Need help

    Try following the info in this thread. I didn't have the off idle stumble, but I did have trouble doing a TB synch, and following the steps in this thread solved the problem...
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    Does fuel flow without the pump ON?

    Did you pull the plugs and see if they were wet with gasoline? That should be able to tell you whether or not the fuel was making it all the way through the injectors to the cylinders.
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    Online parts retailer

    Another great selling point for using RMATV is that they have top notch customer service. If there's an issue with an order, and you call them, you'll actually talk to a real live human who will work hard to solve whatever the issue was. I've also had good buying experiences using Revzilla...
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    Online parts retailer

    The best online parts retailer (as far as OEM parts) I've dealt with is Rocky Mountain ATV. www.rockymountainatv.com As far as things like oil filters, spark plugs, etc, I've always gone to O'Reilly Auto.
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    Monster KTM 1190 dirt bike with 46" Mickey Thompson tires

    So what's the distinction between what these guys are doing to possibly earn a living (that's assuming they're actually earning a living via Youtube) and earning a living by being a "worker"? Is it that a job is only noble, honorable and acceptable if you're miserable doing it, and you're...
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    Monster KTM 1190 dirt bike with 46" Mickey Thompson tires

    LOL, this isn't why the country is going to shit. These guys are the essence of capitalism. They've found a niche which they can economically exploit by providing a product/service that other people are willing to pay for, even if the consumer is paying for the product via clicks. Guys like...
  9. RCinNC

    Unpleasant Surprise

    Because I always hate it when a story ends on a cliffhanger, I'm updating my thread to say that yes, it was a leaking valve cover gasket, and the replacement gasket fixed the problem.
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    Surprisingly unreliable.

    You do a disservice to the many guys on this forum if you're going to suggest that their fondness for the Super Tenere can only be achieved through some sort of self induced myopia that prevents them from seeing the flaws in this motorcycle. It's not a cult bike, nor are the guys on here so...
  11. RCinNC

    Godzilla moves on....

    A V-Strom is a great way to downsize. I liked mine a lot, and I'm sure you will too. No need to move on from the forum, though; I hung around on the Stromtroopers forum for probably eight years after I sold my V-Strom. I stuck around for the people, more than the bike itself. But either way...
  12. RCinNC

    This Ain't Good | 2024 with 375 miles

    Take heart and have confidence that you've bought a bike that, while you could never say is 100 percent foolproof, is about as trouble free as you could expect. Keep up with the maintenance and it'll easily take you to 100,000 miles and beyond...
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    Don't neglect your PSA test

    For months I only ate once a day, and cut out most of the carbs and sugar in my diet. And it does suck at first, like just about any radical change in lifetime habits. The necessary treatment for the cancer was a good motivator to get my shit together. Intermittent fasting and exercise not...
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    Don't neglect your PSA test

    Scott covers some important ground in his post. They do rate it on a Gleason score; I don't actually recall what mine was. Some of the events of that time period after hearing "you have cancer" are kind of a blur. When I got the results of my genetic test (I think it was called a Prolaris...
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    Don't neglect your PSA test

    That's very true, Garry, and it's important to know what a PSA test actually does. It doesn't detect cancer, it detects an increase in prostate cells. Those can increase for a variety of reasons besides cancer. In fact, I had a PSA test after my cancer was detected that was actually lower...
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    Don't neglect your PSA test

    I had ballooned up to 298 lbs over the past couple years, and the surgeon said he needed me to get down to 250 lbs for the surgery. I think it's because they do the surgery laparoscopically, and all that excess belly fat hampers the way the robot operates. So for about four months I rode my...
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    Don't neglect your PSA test

    I think a lot of us on the forum are in that 50 plus age range, so this is a good place to post this. About a year and a half ago, I got my usual PSA screening at my family doctor. It wasn't high (it was four point something), but it had jumped about a point from the previous test. The family...
  18. RCinNC

    I strip my oil change bolt.

    I definitely don't like relying on a torque wrench when I'm dealing with relatively low torque settings and I'm screwing steel threads into aluminum threads. I'm ultra-cautious with things like spark plugs, and I've never put a torque wrench on a spark plug. Maybe I would if I had a high...
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    S10 v GS 1300 (or 1200)

    Yeah, I went to BMW's website and saw the lowest priced one was in the 19 thousand range. There were other models called things like the Trophy and the Triple Black, which I figured were even more expensive but the website wasn't very transparent about the cost for those. I presume it's a case...
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    S10 v GS 1300 (or 1200)

    The lowest priced new 1300 GS is right at the $19,000 mark, and I imagine once you add all the doo-dads we all love like panniers and whatnot, you're well above the 20 grand point. I don't think people who are willing to put that much money into a motorcycle value steadfast boring reliability...
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