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Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,659
Posted By Airhead
Good suggestion - thanks! I ended up cutting...

Good suggestion - thanks!

I ended up cutting the brown connector out and using Posilock butt connectors http://www.posi-lock.com/posilock.html to join the wires together again. It was a PITA to...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,659
Posted By Airhead
Cool - thanks! I am going to use butt...

Cool - thanks!

I am going to use butt connectors out of convenience. I have some nice Posilock ones, so they can be disconnected relatively easily (not as easily as a plug, but pretty close), and...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,659
Posted By Airhead
Outstanding! I figured this was a one off...

Outstanding! I figured this was a one off problem, and yet this site comes through once again - thanks so much for the responses!

I guess my question is, am I OK to use the appropriate-sized butt...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,659
Posted By Airhead
2005 KTM 950 Melting Electrical Connection

OK, so, long time no post, but I am hoping someone here can help me. ~10,000 miles ago I installed a Facet fuel pump in my 2005 Adventure, after blowing through 3 OEM pumps in less than 10,000...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-19-2010, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,324
Posted By Airhead
Thumb Blackdog Cycleworks

Just wanted to say that I installed my Blackdog skidplate on my 2005 950 last night, and I was very impressed. The skidplate is very well made, and fits the bike perfectly. It also provides...
Forum: Vendors 03-17-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,335
Posted By Airhead
Thumb Blackdog Cycle Works

Just wanted to say that I installed my Blackdog skidplate on my 2005 950 last night, and I was very impressed. The skidplate is very well made, and fits the bike perfectly. It also provides plenty...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,568
Posted By Airhead
Very interesting...

Very interesting...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,568
Posted By Airhead
Hey Mike! :wave Everyone is doing...

Hey Mike!

:wave

Everyone is doing great! We are expecting our second child in March...the clan gets bigger!

BTW, I find that that mod helps out on every day, even the ones when the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2009, 03:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,568
Posted By Airhead
It's am easy, free, and good place to start!

It's am easy, free, and good place to start!
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,568
Posted By Airhead
Outstanding! Now there is some good information!...

Outstanding! Now there is some good information!

:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,568
Posted By Airhead
He does have the bike inside a little mini...

He does have the bike inside a little mini shelter...my suggestion was to keep it on the battery tender all the time, and to turn on a small ceramic heater inside the shelter a half hour or so before...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,568
Posted By Airhead
Valves were checked less than 500 miles...

Valves were checked less than 500 miles ago...they were out, although I can't remember exactly how.

I'll let him know about shimming the needle...

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,568
Posted By Airhead
Umm.... He can walk to town, get a ride to...

Umm....

He can walk to town, get a ride to work if need be (a co-worker drives right by his house), and is generally pretty self-sufficient.

And, BTW, I was asking about how to get the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,568
Posted By Airhead
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,568
Posted By Airhead
What's the $.22 mod? Remember, I am not a KLR...

What's the $.22 mod? Remember, I am not a KLR rider...just trying to help out a friend.

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,568
Posted By Airhead
KLR Winter Riding mods?

Got a friend who has gone carless...he is riding a 2008 KLR. So far he has had no problems, but now that it is full-on winter here in Maine, some issues have cropped up, namely:

1) Clutch is very...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-25-2009, 03:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 923
Posted By Airhead
He didn't actually have the plate rub through the...

He didn't actually have the plate rub through the lines...which goes to my question. It appears to me that the plate will rub the finish off the lines, but that the lines are made of a harder...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-24-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 923
Posted By Airhead
I exchanged a few emails with them, and they said...

I exchanged a few emails with them, and they said that they designed their skid plate specifically to not rub on the lines...

Communication with them was very good...they seem like a class act.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-22-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 923
Posted By Airhead
I'm more curious than anything else...my stock...

I'm more curious than anything else...my stock plate is cracked anyway, so I am going to be replacing it with a Black Dog in the spring...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-20-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 923
Posted By Airhead
Yeah...if you look at almost any 950 with an OE...

Yeah...if you look at almost any 950 with an OE plate the lines show some wear...just wonder if the lines have ever worn through. I think the material out of which the skid plate is made is...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-20-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,692
Posted By Airhead
Here it is, although as I read it now it was a...

Here it is, although as I read it now it was a Magura pump:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=373771&highlight=mikuni+vacuum

Have at it, Aaron!
Forum: Orange Crush 11-20-2009, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,692
Posted By Airhead
I think it will be a great set up for you...I...

I think it will be a great set up for you...I didn't go with it because I haven't bothered to remove the SAS stuff, and I didn't feel like dinking around trying to find a vacuum source. I spend...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-20-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 923
Posted By Airhead
Anyone have the stock skid plate rub through the hard oil lines?

Just wondering if anyone had ever actually had the OE plate rub through the hard oil lines that run under the engine. My plate is rubbing on them...enough that they have worn a groove in the plate. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-20-2009, 06:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,692
Posted By Airhead
Not that I've heard. You just need to find a...

Not that I've heard. You just need to find a convenient vacuum source...which is easy on the Adventure, assuming you have removed all the SAS/Evap stuff. I went with the Facet because it was cheap...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-19-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,041
Posted By Airhead
Just wanted to add my $.02 here...I've ordered...

Just wanted to add my $.02 here...I've ordered from KTMTwins twice, and both times I have been very happy with my experience. The items I ordered arrived on time, as advertised, and in good shape. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-19-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 20,346
Posted By Airhead
I have Leos installed on my '05 950. They are...

I have Leos installed on my '05 950. They are loud without the baffles, but not unacceptably so (and only when you get on the throttle). Construction and aesthetics are good, especially given the...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-19-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,692
Posted By Airhead
I've gone through two of the stockers...both died...

I've gone through two of the stockers...both died suddenly and without warning. Feels like you left the petcock turned off. With the first one I was able to file the points and get home...second...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-27-2009, 04:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,634
Posted By Airhead
These pumps require very fine filters...any crap...

These pumps require very fine filters...any crap in the fuel will cause them to seize. I used the one recommended by Facet...

The only problem I have had is that the leading edge of my pump...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-05-2009, 04:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,063
Posted By Airhead
Hope all goes well...keep us updated!

Hope all goes well...keep us updated!
Forum: Orange Crush 09-04-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,063
Posted By Airhead
Just looking at these pictures makes me want to...

Just looking at these pictures makes me want to cry...:cry

I'd do the water pump shaft/seal, run it for a few hundred miles (assuming everything seems OK and the oil pressure light isn't on), then...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-04-2009, 06:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,398
Posted By Airhead
Um...uk_mouse is right. If you aren't really...

Um...uk_mouse is right. If you aren't really looking for the correct answer, don't ask the question.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-04-2009, 05:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By Airhead
Good to know...thanks!

Good to know...thanks!
Forum: Orange Crush 09-04-2009, 03:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By Airhead
Facet 40171 and OE Skid Plate?

Anyone out there have clearance issues with the Facet 40171 and the OE skid plate? I installed the new pump a few weeks ago, and so far, it is pumping great. But, I installed it in the OE position...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-03-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,063
Posted By Airhead
I'm no master mechanic, but something does not...

I'm no master mechanic, but something does not look right here. The paper filter definitely shows that there is water in the oil...but I'd be more concerned about the metal in the fine screen filter...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-28-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,836
Posted By Airhead
I replace those Oiteker clamps with high-pressure...

I replace those Oiteker clamps with high-pressure fuel injection hose clamps whenever I have to take one off. To get the Oitekers off you just have to pry/cut them with a pair of snips...just get it...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,719
Posted By Airhead
You guys should all knock on wood... My 05...

You guys should all knock on wood...

My 05 950 has gone through three fuel pumps, one water pump seal/shaft, one rear clutch master cylinder, and one clutch slave in less than 20,000 miles. I...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,634
Posted By Airhead
Facet 40171 install...my story

So, after burning through 3 OEM fuel pumps in less than 10,000 miles (2 had fried points, one just quit for no reason), I finally decided to install a Facet 40171 and try my luck with that. Just...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-16-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,021
Posted By Airhead
Thanks...I appreciate the offer. I have all of...

Thanks...I appreciate the offer. I have all of the stuff to install the Facet 40171, so that's my plan for now. I should have the thing all wired up and ready to go tomorrow night...I hope to hell...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-12-2009, 04:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,021
Posted By Airhead
Already checked. The pump was new enough that I...

Already checked. The pump was new enough that I left that until last to check...figured it couldn't be the problem. The wiring from ECU to the pump is all fine. Relay is working, there is power to...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-12-2009, 04:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,021
Posted By Airhead
I'm pretty sure you need to do some nonsense like...

I'm pretty sure you need to do some nonsense like drill a hole in the airbox or something...I saw a thread on it somewhere here.

The SAS/Smog stuff has never caused me a problem, so I'm leaving it...
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