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Forum: Orange Crush 04-14-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,135
Posted By halfcab
Congrads on the new 012 990R. I have never...

Congrads on the new 012 990R.
I have never enjoyed a bike as much I enjoy my 012 990R.

The first thing I had to change was the throttle cam and wind screen. I'm thinking about going back to the...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-20-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By halfcab
I have found the stock tool kit that came with my...

I have found the stock tool kit that came with my 2012 990R works vary well. I make it a point to use the tool kit at home when servicing the bike.

You can't remove the rear shock with it are...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-16-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By halfcab
Permatex Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive Sealant.......

Permatex Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive Sealant.... It's holding my 990 carbon covers on.
I also used it to stick the case covers on a DRZ in 04 and was still holding with no signs of giving up when I...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-16-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By halfcab
Motor heat would be just one of the many reasons...

Motor heat would be just one of the many reasons to NOT use double sided tape. I'm not impressed with the 3m tape.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-26-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By halfcab
The same thing happened the other year at a small...

The same thing happened the other year at a small KTM dealer in Columbia. They stole a nearby U-hall truck to load all the dirt bikes that were on the show room floor into.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-26-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 9,676
Views: 1,947,989
Posted By halfcab
Vary nice, but adds more weight :rofl

Vary nice, but adds more weight :rofl
Forum: Orange Crush 02-16-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By halfcab
My speed-O cable was the problem. One of the...

My speed-O cable was the problem. One of the wires inside the cable/housing had almost broken into. The bad area on the cable was about 3" from the plug, in the area where the wire crimped if...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-02-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By halfcab
TT makes some nice mounts (I own two) and the key...

TT makes some nice mounts (I own two) and the key lock on that mount is a nice feature to have.

BUT, that is a lot of weight to hang on the KTM GPS mount, and a few reports of that KTM GPS...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-02-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,620
Posted By halfcab
That is a bummer, but still usable for now. It...

That is a bummer, but still usable for now. It will get worse.

Over the years this has been a common problem with Kawasaki.
Forum: Orange Crush 01-19-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,114
Posted By halfcab
This has been a common problem over the years on...

This has been a common problem over the years on some Ford motors. Do a search to find what trick works best for you.

If it were my bike I would pull the head, but you do not have to.

Good...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-05-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,651
Views: 412,382
Posted By halfcab
The Rally Raid works great for me, 5'11 and wear...

The Rally Raid works great for me, 5'11 and wear a Shoei X11.
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,206
Posted By halfcab
It's not for me. A five speed trans, what...

It's not for me.

A five speed trans, what were they thinking.

My #1 complaint with my 640 LC4 is 5 speed trans.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-22-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,907
Posted By halfcab
I have had a few 908's on the front of my 640...

I have had a few 908's on the front of my 640 LC4. My experance with that tire (on the LC4) is air pressure over 17.5 psi brought on massive head shake on pavement at speeds over 65 mph. I would not...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-05-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,323
Posted By halfcab
Had several of the Penton's myself back in the...

Had several of the Penton's myself back in the day running Enduro's. I was Dual Sporting/Adv riding before they had a name for it.

Yes Sir, I know about bad knees.

Here on the East Coast...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-26-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,636
Posted By halfcab
I agree that you might be happier with an SE. ...

I agree that you might be happier with an SE.

The question is what are you calling long range?

I own a 450 EXC and a 640E plus the 990R. In this area the 640 is my long range 100% street...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-07-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,068
Posted By halfcab
At first I thought the center stand was tight on...

At first I thought the center stand was tight on my new 2012 990R. But now I like it that way, makes it easy to use.

I keep thinking about removing the center stand because it looks out of place...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-08-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 9,676
Views: 1,947,989
Posted By halfcab
Thanks Rooster.

Thanks Rooster.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-05-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9,676
Views: 1,947,989
Posted By halfcab
Rescued a new 2012 990 R from a dealer that...

Rescued a new 2012 990 R from a dealer that should stick to selling Japanese street bikes only.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-05-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,426
Posted By halfcab
The 990 plus carrier should be over 500lbs,...

The 990 plus carrier should be over 500lbs, sticking out past the front bumper of an F150. This is not a good idea.

There are many places to load and unload from the bed, you just need to drive...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-02-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,468
Posted By halfcab
I have been a clip user since 1974 and will...

I have been a clip user since 1974 and will continue to do so. Why, because I remove the chain for inspection and cleaning quite often plus I replace the counter shaft sprocket when needed.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-28-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,531
Posted By halfcab
I'm sorry, the only thing bad assed about the new...

I'm sorry, the only thing bad assed about the new 1190 is motor size, not it's appearance.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By halfcab
When I stumble onto the right used 690 the EFI...

When I stumble onto the right used 690 the EFI will be replaced by a 41 FCR. EFI is great as long as everything is working correctly, and there are two many thing to not work, and at the worse time. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,782
Posted By halfcab
The Husky TM 630 sure wins the ugly contest. ...

The Husky TM 630 sure wins the ugly contest.

If the 630 "does" have a wide ratio trans, that will be a plus over the 690.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2010, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,301
Posted By halfcab
There are "better" and "correct" ways to replace...

There are "better" and "correct" ways to replace fork seals on a KTM.

Nothing personnel toward you Truckin_Thumper, but I could not recommend anyone fellowing your procedure unless there in the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2010, 02:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By halfcab
Cam wear is something I don't believe you need to...

Cam wear is something I don't believe you need to worry about.

I have been wanting to drop in the 660 cam. But with no "true" spec to be found anywhere on the 660 cam it's a total shot in the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2010, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 841
Posted By halfcab
Unfortunately the 640 are all 5 speeds, Oh how I...

Unfortunately the 640 are all 5 speeds, Oh how I wish they were a 6 speed.

I don't care about MPG on a motorcycle because it varys so much because of riding style and set up.
I can get 200...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,242
Posted By halfcab
The Hard Parts side cover with the small screen...

The Hard Parts side cover with the small screen is designed to replace the solid plastic cover between the side cover and air box.

Unless you have modified your BT 40 constant velocity carb I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By halfcab
What is wrong with stock Brembo pads? I...

What is wrong with stock Brembo pads?

I know there are a lot of riders using aftermarket mostly because they are half the price of Brembo pads. But they replace the aftermarket two/three/four...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2010, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By halfcab
Yes I do use them. It depends on what bike...

Yes I do use them.

It depends on what bike you are putting it on, and what your wanting.

On one if my bikes it makes a great difference and I adjust it when needed.
On the other bike it just...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,085
Posted By halfcab
A "RFS" KTM will NOT/should NOT blow up. It will...

A "RFS" KTM will NOT/should NOT blow up. It will be vary happy doing what your planning on doing. It more then likely will be over kill, like taking a gun to a knife fight.

For dual sporting I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By halfcab
If that 525 XC has a wide ratio trans with six...

If that 525 XC has a wide ratio trans with six speed like the EXC it could be capable of doing the same as the 640 LC4. The RFS motor is a great dependable motor and will handle anything you can...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By halfcab
Only if you got the other parts to utilize the...

Only if you got the other parts to utilize the larger ports, if not you could be backing up.

If your cyl head needs replacing it might be worth a look to swap. Have you already swapped out to a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2010, 04:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By halfcab
Yes it will be a can of worms, but vary do-able. ...

Yes it will be a can of worms, but vary do-able.

I have not added that large light but have done away with SOME of the wiring and a few relays for this and that. I have changed speedo to elec,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2010, 04:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By halfcab
I never had a 400 LC4 head in my hands so I would...

I never had a 400 LC4 head in my hands so I would not know.

What are you tiring to do?
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2010, 05:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,851
Posted By halfcab
These replies have been spot on. If I were...

These replies have been spot on.

If I were thinking BMW, it would be a 800 not a 650. But I bleed ORANGE, so BMW does not exist in my world. The 800 (in the hands of a good rider) is super...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2010, 04:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By halfcab
A 600 would be lighter and more dirt friendly...

A 600 would be lighter and more dirt friendly then the GS. But depending on what type of riding your wanting to do, a 450 would truly be lighter plus a LOT better handling then the TT600.

A KTM...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2010, 02:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,564
Posted By halfcab
My guess is your going to find the "stock"...

My guess is your going to find the "stock" jetting in the YZ450 FCR a little rich, but give it a try. It probably will have a vary bad flat spot at 1/4-1/2 throttle and then come on like gang buster....
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,822
Posted By halfcab
YEA!! Like all the RFS motors, a vary solid...

YEA!!

Like all the RFS motors, a vary solid bike.
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2010, 05:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,739
Posted By halfcab
Your mileage is about right for any "so called"...

Your mileage is about right for any "so called" rear dual sport tire. After around 500 miles on the 50/50 tire they stop working off road. Not that they were great to start with. So welcome to the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By halfcab
06 was the best year of the RFS EXC, all the...

06 was the best year of the RFS EXC, all the miner bugs were 100%gone. In 07 KTM added all the EPA crap.

05, 06, 07 do not have the top out spring in the rear shock. Good or bad, it depends on...
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