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Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 03:03 PM
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Posted By ktmMike
Hi Fuzz, Welcome to the thread.:clap

Hi Fuzz,
Welcome to the thread.:clap
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
On my 990 SM-R AROUND HERE on constant...

On my 990 SM-R AROUND HERE on constant accel/decel in the mountains, my fuel light comes on at around 90 miles.
I never ran the tank completely empty, but I routinely get 28 mpg riding like that, so...
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
990 SM-R wheel balancing problem

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Eventually I will post the entire 990 SM-R wheel/tire/mounting/balancing/steering geometry adjustment process together.

First I better mention the problem of balancing the extremely light...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
Yeah, Patrick, I pour a little Ru-glide into a...

Yeah, Patrick, I pour a little Ru-glide into a short little artichoke jar, and apply it with 2 fingers.

The fork align tool is more necessary on the 990 SM-R than any other bike I have owned.
I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
List of Tire Changing Tools

These are the tools I use when I change and balance tires:

Two 18 inch FORGED tire irons (don't buy cast irons, they'll break eventually)
Two 12 inch FORGED tire irons
Rubber headed hammer
One...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
. . . AND he got to ride with Jamie James while...

. . . AND he got to ride with Jamie James while he was at it:nod.
Trying to keep up with Jamie on these roads is an experience in itself.


George!
See you this summer! I have one word for you:...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
:lol3 Yeah, I thought you might be thinking...

:lol3 Yeah, I thought you might be thinking upsidedown temporarily.
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
thank you gb!:rilla

thank you gb!:rilla
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
Pissed Thanx Craig. I don't know who this faja guy...

Thanx Craig.
I don't know who this faja guy thinks he is,
trying to bury a thread so we can't find anything.

I have sent a PM to a mod asking him to stop this.
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
Pissed DISAGREE!!!!! The reason we started this...

DISAGREE!!!!!


The reason we started this separate thread is because the other ones are TOO BIG!
It takes forever to find anything.

These bikes are NOT the same as 950's and 990 T's and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
Hi Patrick, Yes, and there are other things...

Hi Patrick,

Yes, and there are other things that can change the attitude (forward or rear lean) of the motorcycle too:
Like if you put a larger sprocket on the rear, you have to slide your rear...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
Al Medellin! Where have you been? No, you...

Al Medellin!
Where have you been?
No, you probably want to go the opposite way and drop the yokes lower on the fork tubes.
(If you drop the forks, you are raising the yokes which will make it...
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
There are a number of things that can cause...

There are a number of things that can cause wobbling of one sort or another.
Probably the most common cause is wheel/tire out of balance.

But one that is often overlooked is a combination of two...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
That's what you said on 12/14/14. But then what...

That's what you said on 12/14/14.
But then what you said ON THAT THREAD on 12/22/14 was:


Spoke too soon. The bike was still very unstable, wobbling all around whenever I was above 100mph. ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
Thanx Steve. Let us know when it sells.

Thanx Steve.
Let us know when it sells.
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 06:46 AM
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Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
Silence. :lol3 *

Silence. :lol3




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Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 06:37 AM
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Views: 4,182
Posted By ktmMike
Thumbs down Bmw

This is exactly why I stopped riding BMW's!
When something goes wrong, Corporate BMW won't do anything.
Then your only recourse is to get rid of the bike and never ever buy another BMW.
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
10 - 4 *

10 - 4




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Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 12:14 AM
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Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
Good. Let me know when you are ready to come...

Good. Let me know when you are ready to come through here. I'll meet you and show you the best twisty roads in the country. 74 is right here near the house. The Dragon has become too much of a circus...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
I rode through Silver City on one of my trips...

I rode through Silver City on one of my trips through NM, and stayed up at the Gila Cliff Dwellings, but I don't remember ever going down Highway 90.




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Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
Hey Velvet, White Signal is in a pretty remote...

Hey Velvet,
White Signal is in a pretty remote part of NM.
I'll bet you have to know exactly where every gas station is to ride an SM-R around there:lol3.
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
Hi Craig! Yeah, I'm taking it out again...

Hi Craig!

Yeah, I'm taking it out again today.
There's always a sense of urgency this time of year because this may be the last really good riding day for a long time before they ruin all the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
Laugh I have tried many different tires on my SM-R...

I have tried many different tires on my SM-R (24,000 miles worth while never getting more than 1600 miles on any single rear tire up here in the twisties and never more than 2000 on a front.
The...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
Yesterday my fuel light came on at 89 miles of...

Yesterday my fuel light came on at 89 miles of steep and twisty Western NC mountain roads.
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
Cool2 * Well I finally got an interested...

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Well I finally got an interested buyer, but I just couldn't bring myself to sell it!

Still riding the SM-R
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 05:31 AM
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Views: 73,539
Posted By ktmMike
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Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 12:39 PM
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Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
Cool2 <a...

<a href="http://s815.photobucket.com/user/roadscout/media/KTM990adrt_zpsb7a75a42.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz74/roadscout/KTM990adrt_zpsb7a75a42.jpg"...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-04-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 73,539
Posted By ktmMike
Question They stopped carrying PREMIUM gasoline a long...

They stopped carrying PREMIUM gasoline a long time ago, so I stopped going there.
Have they started carrying PREMIUM gasoline again ???

(KTM's use PREMIUM, so for the last few years, I've been...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
:bowAnd your SM-R was even more perfect than the...

:bowAnd your SM-R was even more perfect than the rest of ours because you found a way to immobilize the immobilizer:eek1.
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
:thumbYeah, even on the twistiest, lumpiest,...

:thumbYeah, even on the twistiest, lumpiest, steepest, most beat up roads we've got, it stays PLANTED to the pavement, and any more power would be useless here.






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Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
Laugh http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=991852

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=991852
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-29-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 73,539
Posted By ktmMike
Hi Skarsaune, The May rally is in Carter...

Hi Skarsaune,
The May rally is in Carter County:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=918277



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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-29-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 73,539
Posted By ktmMike
I know Freddie from ETSU about forty years ago....

I know Freddie from ETSU about forty years ago. He lives in the maze.

Scooter says Black's sells beer. I think all those little stores do.

Don't they also sell beer at the little former gas...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-28-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 73,539
Posted By ktmMike
Yeah Scooter, we have a lot of East TN people who...

Yeah Scooter, we have a lot of East TN people who show up to the Nottarallies. Which county are you in?




Hi Shane!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-28-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 73,539
Posted By ktmMike
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-28-2014, 04:23 AM
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Views: 73,539
Posted By ktmMike
KTM MIKE'S FRIDAY OCTOBER 3rd RIDE Weather...

KTM MIKE'S FRIDAY OCTOBER 3rd RIDE Weather Permitting:


SAFETY IS FIRST: Please, no crazy stuff, no tailgating. Ride at your own safe pace, someone will be waiting at the next turnoff.

RIDING...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
Hi Whisp, I had two of the 950 Adventures. They...

Hi Whisp,
I had two of the 950 Adventures. They feel like trucks in comparison to the 990 SM-R, especially with full gas tanks.
The 950's are taller and have 2 big gas tanks, whereas the 990 SM-R...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
That sounds like what my brand new 2008 KTM 690...

That sounds like what my brand new 2008 KTM 690 SMC speedo was doing.
They replaced it several times under warranty.
At one point I was going over 500 mph!





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Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
Lot's of KTM speedos are reprogrammable. I am...

Lot's of KTM speedos are reprogrammable.
I am trying to remember all the different ones I have reprogrammed over the years.
When I reprogrammed for different wheel sizes on the 950 Adventures and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,079
Posted By ktmMike
Question Should we assume that you DID reprogram your...

Should we assume that you DID reprogram your speedometer with the new circumference of the new wheel/tire, and this is a different problem???
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