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Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,875
Posted By ridewestKTM
Now that's a ride report!!!

Photos are fantastic!!
Edward: say hi sometime K?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-21-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,139
Posted By ridewestKTM
It's a thought

In the old days progressive fell from favor, but now with multi-rate damping - should be revistited.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-20-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,317
Posted By ridewestKTM
Now I Know

How many KTM Adv owners have moved from one extreme climate to another. Well I don't know but I am one. I moved my 05 950 Adv from a cold dry climate to a hot humid one, 2 yrs ago. Nylon swells...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-20-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,139
Posted By ridewestKTM
Today's Fork work

Years ago I bought new springs. I can't remember the weight but they were suposed to be the heaviest that doesn't require cutting the plastic ribs on the damping rod. Also about the same time I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-19-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,815
Posted By ridewestKTM
FET install

Oh it's been so long since I've done this, but it is a good solution.

Ignoring the resistors for a second. Blue/black goes into the pump body (coil) Wire coming out of the body goes to the center...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-12-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By ridewestKTM
Sorry to say

airjammer:
I came to Houston, for the same reasons, about 20 mo ago from Idaho. I had the same questions. I had a couple KTM EXCs and my KTM 950 Adventure. After a little research while still in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-18-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,954
Posted By ridewestKTM
An odd answer

OK odd- but this is a fact. My 05 would miss a beat here and there, not so bad to worry until I dropped it 3 times in 5 minutes (mud). This was just last spring -40k mi. Then it would miss a beat...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-03-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By ridewestKTM
East TX ride

I agree with the above. Jump on the E-TX450 route. I have ridden the south to east section (Starting at Moscow TX) I found this to be the best I have found in TX since I came here 18mo ago. The...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-09-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,398
Posted By ridewestKTM
Don't Come here!

There's nothing here to ride - let me know when you're gona go and want company.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-09-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,398
Posted By ridewestKTM
Pulling tall gearing

Good to know. I feel the 950 gets away with not-so-wide gearbox for the same reason, pulls low rpm better than expected. The one time it "flamed out" I dropped it - I hate it when that happens. ...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-08-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,398
Posted By ridewestKTM
Thanks

It's nice seeing riders taking an analitical view.
I found the same numbers I know it wasn't a typo.
I really like wide spread gearboxes. I find my 950's a bit short of range. So I have two...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-08-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,398
Posted By ridewestKTM
confirmed?

The top to bottom ratio seems to small for a 6 speed bike of the size. Have you confirmed the numbers with a test?
By the numbers (I got them too so I am not sugesting your records) top to bottom...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,557
Posted By ridewestKTM
wow looks fun

I wish I could have been there.:eek1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-23-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By ridewestKTM
plug the SAS

If you mean plug the tube that goes to the air box?
IMO
You likely can, might cause a future failure of the little valves (which you don't care about) under the covers but - While I'm all for...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-23-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,314
Posted By ridewestKTM
One thing

I had a similar situation. Bought a dirt bike and at the time you did not need to transfer the title to get dirt sticker. Then the law changed and the title had gone missing and the seller went...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-23-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By ridewestKTM
New to the area

I just about didn't reply then I noticed you said you had a Uly. So perhaps you might need to know what's out there.
A yr agao I did the same thing - mentioned I was coming to TX and wanted to...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-22-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,761
Posted By ridewestKTM
Idahosam in TX?!

Hey:
Did you bring any ID with ya. Man I sure miss the riding. For me it's kinda like going to mars except hot. Not only can't I find adv riding no one speaks the language. "What do you ride?" ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-28-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,023
Views: 68,714
Posted By ridewestKTM
project engine

2 cyl two stroke. Don't need ignitions, carbs or exhausts. Sounds like Floorpoor's are too good.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-27-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1,023
Views: 68,714
Posted By ridewestKTM
Something else

Can anyone find me 1 or 2 trashed snowmobile engines?:ear
I don't get much riding down here so might as well get some projects started. I can move them with stuff.
Speaking of moving and not...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-27-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,023
Views: 68,714
Posted By ridewestKTM
re chain saw

I have (in IF) a chainsaw/back-pack I configured. saw drops off with a pull of a lever and goes back on as easy. Come get it later this month? I don't know exactly when I'll be up there but that's...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-22-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By ridewestKTM
carbon canister is full

If you haven't removed the canister it will cause abrupt stalls if you over fill the tank(s)
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-22-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 88,564
Views: 4,385,997
Posted By ridewestKTM
visit

That works with my schedule. FYI if you are talking about the cycle shop in Katy it's Wild West. Sorry but they are plumb-out of KTM990s so there's not much to look at - oh I guess they have a few...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-21-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,063
Posted By ridewestKTM
Concept?

The Suzuki is a concept bike? I could swear I just saw one yesterday. What ever I saw I couldn't identify and then I saw this Suzuki and figured that was it. Now I am puzzled again. It was blue...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-21-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 88,564
Views: 4,385,997
Posted By ridewestKTM
That would be great

Few people down here even understand the concept of adventure riding - it be great to have a visiter that gets it, and can chat about it -if you want. We will have to watch the schedule - I'll be...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-20-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 88,564
Views: 4,385,997
Posted By ridewestKTM
Better Late than Never

I just wanted to thank JT for the great cookout last weeknd, and mention it was very much a great pleasure to meet all you NWAR adv-riders. :clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-05-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,094
Posted By ridewestKTM
Similar to first engagement

Normal (as all have said) but just like the harshness when putting it in gear after start up if you blip the throtle a couple times and just as you let it go back to idle click it in. Seems to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-05-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By ridewestKTM
fuel drip

[QUOTE=randel;21330519]Can somebody point out possible solution for this problem?
When replacing fuel pump on my 950 SE I discovered that fuel is dipping from front cylinder vent hose. What can...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-04-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,023
Views: 68,714
Posted By ridewestKTM
Flag Ranch

Almost never
One of my friends who doesn't ride goes to the start of the road on Memorial Day weekend to camp. Often he can't even get to the start
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-27-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,283
Posted By ridewestKTM
diode fix

Sorry it didn't work. Having one to cut open mad it possible to know exactly where to cut. Also if I had it in hand I could have taken pictures. Oh well nothig ventured..
And true the pump itself...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-27-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,023
Views: 68,714
Posted By ridewestKTM
Hi All

Floorpoor and Vector Leto:
You two would have similar riding preferences.
Wish I was there to go ride with you.
Yes Floorpoor let me know when you are down here -but you might have to bring the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,283
Posted By ridewestKTM
you can't take the metal canister apart where it...

you can't take the metal canister apart where it matters - I have cut it and it breaks the magnetic circuit and will not work well again.
Take measurements at the connector.
If you got the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,283
Posted By ridewestKTM
I'll jump in here

Clacking sound is normal when empty of fuel - points or pointless kit. As the pump fills it will slow down and get quiet and stop. (for those who have heard my kit - the pump never changes speed-...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-10-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 16,196
Posted By ridewestKTM
Hope so on the ride

Those are the areas I have been visiting - but I have to look again for Porter.
I am spoiled. I am from ID and have ridden ID, Wy, NV, AZ, OR, WA. It's like a different world here. A ride in the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-10-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By ridewestKTM
unless it has been modified

I bet it would have all the junk on it. You will need something to cover the SAS ports - you can get them on line. The cats are heavy and hot -good reasons to remove and the canister can get...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-10-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 16,196
Posted By ridewestKTM
since I broke in here

Ought to introduce myself.
I'm also new to the area (Nov). Been tring to find places to ride and have been a bit dissapointed. grnegz has been showing me some of his routes and we went to hill...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-10-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 16,196
Posted By ridewestKTM
no problems

The only things I've lost from my 950 are a farring bolt but with that you'd loose the washer, and the bolt that holds the front fender. I have made my own washers but to avoid the problem use a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,949
Posted By ridewestKTM
Hope this is true.

Lots of people say that they want 800 ish because it's lighter. And I'd agree that giving up 10% power to drop 100lbs would be a good trade. But it seems that it's never easy to give up weight,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-15-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,198
Posted By ridewestKTM
too much oil in the clutch

I don't know about plugging it but for sure my experience is a little more oil passing thru the clutch makes a "drag" feeling. There is a slight difference if it's really dragging like it is not...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-15-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 88,564
Views: 4,385,997
Posted By ridewestKTM
Looks good to me

Like I said unless she is going to MX race put about 3 inches of header pipe in it.
For training with the clutch have her start in 2nd or 3rd a few times - teaches to fan. Another trick is to do a...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-11-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 88,564
Views: 4,385,997
Posted By ridewestKTM
hasn't been that long ..couple days?

Do you riding buds know your onomanopiea reference? (I think theres an n in it)

Do you know stuckin? Tell him about your CR80 -100
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