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Forum: Orange Crush 09-16-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By uk_mouse
If the oil llight goes out, and the oil pressure...

If the oil llight goes out, and the oil pressure sensor is working correctly, it can't be a blocked oil filter. So what else would cause the cam chains to rattle?

I think it's possible to get an...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-16-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By uk_mouse
OEM cans without the cats are still very hot....

OEM cans without the cats are still very hot. Perhaps not as hot as with the cat in, but that huge mass of steel holds the heat, that's what makes them so hot.

If the OP's cans have got baffles...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-15-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,648
Posted By uk_mouse
There is a wear indicator, if you look at the pic...

There is a wear indicator, if you look at the pic on page 1 of this thread you can see them, on the left side just below the lettering.

I got about 10,000 miles out of my last pair of Trail...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-26-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,299
Posted By uk_mouse
I've got a single 'Fuel' brand silencer with...

I've got a single 'Fuel' brand silencer with removable baffle. With the baffle in it's not what I would call ultra quiet, but it's certainly not offensive either. Fuel were quite happy to sell me a...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-04-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 925
Posted By uk_mouse
To find TDC, I stick a screwdriver into the...

To find TDC, I stick a screwdriver into the locking bolt hole, and CAREFULLY turn the engine until I feel the screwdriver drop into the indentation on the crank. Then remove screwdriver and insert...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-04-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By uk_mouse
Alternatively, you can swap the 42 rear for a 45,...

Alternatively, you can swap the 42 rear for a 45, which is approx the same difference as changing the front 17 to 16, and if you turn the adjuster blocks through 180 degrees it'll be pretty close.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-04-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,126
Posted By uk_mouse
I would just add that the correct time to check...

I would just add that the correct time to check the oil is when the engine is nice and hot. Go for a decent ride and then let it settle for no more than a minute, just to let the oil in the tank...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-04-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 914
Posted By uk_mouse
To adjust the TPS you measure the voltage between...

To adjust the TPS you measure the voltage between two of the wires coming from the TPS, with a closed throttle there should be 0.5-0.6 volts. More details here...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-31-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 914
Posted By uk_mouse
Interesting that the 1190 engine doesn't have the...

Interesting that the 1190 engine doesn't have the gear driven cams of the 950/990. Makes getting the cams out slightly more complicated I suppose, but I wonder what the technical reason behind this...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-22-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By uk_mouse
I've got calipers + brackets from a 990 on my...

I've got calipers + brackets from a 990 on my 950, so yes I would think you can just swap to the newer style caliper bracket.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,466
Posted By uk_mouse
Under my seat is: the KTM toolkit (with a few...

Under my seat is: the KTM toolkit (with a few extras), a 250 ml bottle of engine oil (which can be used in the clutch if required), some cable ties.

In my 'glovebox': Marker pen, tyre pressure...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-09-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,192
Posted By uk_mouse
In my experience, removing the SAS and / or cats...

In my experience, removing the SAS and / or cats will not alter the heat output of the exhaust. I tried to heat shield mine (with a home made shield) when I had stock cans on and ended up destroying...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-09-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By uk_mouse
I take the rear wheel off and rock the bike...

I take the rear wheel off and rock the bike backwards on the centre stand.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-08-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By uk_mouse
Any coolant safe to use in a aluminium engine...

Any coolant safe to use in a aluminium engine block should be fine, which surely these days is everything on the market? I Personally use Halfords own brand, because it's reasonably cheap and is a...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-08-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By uk_mouse
Just wondering, how high do you have to go to...

Just wondering, how high do you have to go to make a difference?

While I was on holiday recently, I rode the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse (http://www.grossglockner.at/en/grossglockner/) in...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-08-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 23,373
Posted By uk_mouse
This is what happens when it all goes wrong! ...

This is what happens when it all goes wrong!

http://dangermouse.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Random-bike-photos/i-M2zLCRb/0/M/IMAG0831-XL.jpg

Poor thing was in the water for about an hour, we had to...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-01-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,454
Posted By uk_mouse
I just use a wire brush on the pads.

I just use a wire brush on the pads.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-11-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By uk_mouse
Loosen the right hand pinch bolts, and without...

Loosen the right hand pinch bolts, and without touching the front brake, bounce the forks up and down a few times. I always back off the pads in the right hand caliper, just so the fork leg can move...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-10-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,388
Posted By uk_mouse
I use white spirit then soapy hot water, then...

I use white spirit then soapy hot water, then leave it to dry and re oil.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-10-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,012
Posted By uk_mouse
I always use JT sprockets, JT also make chains...

I always use JT sprockets, JT also make chains now that are significantly cheaper than DID - I'm going to try one of those next time.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-03-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By uk_mouse
I find a good way to bleed the system is to take...

I find a good way to bleed the system is to take the rear wheel off, and carefully rock the bike backwards on the centre stand.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-02-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By uk_mouse
The number (eg 6205) is the really important bit,...

The number (eg 6205) is the really important bit, that's the bearing size.

The suffix letters denote various "optional extras", for example "2RS" means a bearing with a rubber seal on each side....
Forum: Orange Crush 05-29-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,238
Posted By uk_mouse
My original 950 engine kept stretching cam...

My original 950 engine kept stretching cam chains. I've no idea why, but every 20,000 miles it'd get horribly noisy, the oil light started flickering at idle, classic symptoms that most people would...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-21-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,370
Posted By uk_mouse
Yeah if the radiator gets hot, the water pump...

Yeah if the radiator gets hot, the water pump must be working, I would think. So must the thermostat, otherwise hot coolant would not reach the radiator.

If hot coolant is getting to the rad, but...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-21-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,367
Posted By uk_mouse
Indeed - I might do some calculations to estimate...

Indeed - I might do some calculations to estimate the force through the shock sometime.

I've just had my bike in bits (again) and measured the top shock bearing, for completeness. The dimensions...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-21-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By uk_mouse
It could well be the fuel pump. I found when my...

It could well be the fuel pump. I found when my pump failed, that if you flick the ignition on and off, it forces the pump to move a bit, and you can get a bit of fuel into the carbs. I managed to...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-21-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,353
Posted By uk_mouse
When you say "thermostat" are you referring to...

When you say "thermostat" are you referring to the electrical sensor in the radiator that turns the fan on, or the actual thermostat that controls coolant folow into the radiator?

You won't see...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-21-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,370
Posted By uk_mouse
To answer one question, yes a single fan should...

To answer one question, yes a single fan should keep the temperature at or below 5 bars when idling.

You can test the fan circuit by pulling the plug off the lower right hand corner of the...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-21-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,367
Posted By uk_mouse
Here's another possibility - anyone fancy trying...

Here's another possibility - anyone fancy trying a plastic bearing? Part number KGLM-16 from this page: http://www.igus.co.uk/wpck/2493/igubal_Gelenklager_KGLM_mm

It's not nearly as strong as the...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-20-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By uk_mouse
I had HID fitted and eventually the headlight...

I had HID fitted and eventually the headlight reflector lost its silver coating. I've gone back to halogen in the low beam, and HID high beam combined with some extra LEDs.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-20-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,370
Posted By uk_mouse
If the coolant level is rising, not falling, it's...

If the coolant level is rising, not falling, it's unlikely to be the water pump. I'd suspect a head gasket. Check if the cylinder head nuts have been replaced.

Typing this from my phone so I...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-20-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,135
Posted By uk_mouse
Thanks very much, I appreciate it. I forgot...

Thanks very much, I appreciate it.

I forgot to add, I have the damping in my forks set pretty soft, but I also have the oil level set to 80mm (instead of 100) which really helps to prevent...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-20-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By uk_mouse
Although you can leave out the washer if you need...

Although you can leave out the washer if you need to reuse an old gasket! :D
Forum: Orange Crush 05-20-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,367
Posted By uk_mouse
I might be fitting my ebay bearing later today...

I might be fitting my ebay bearing later today too - I fitted a KTM replacement earlier this year and it feels like it's developed a bit of play already :( Side by side the ebay part and KTM part...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-20-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,698
Posted By uk_mouse
I think petrol would be too harsh on the O rings,...

I think petrol would be too harsh on the O rings, I wouldn't. Personally I clean with diesel fuel once in a while, and lube with gear oil. I have a scottoiler which I fill with gear oil too.

I...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-15-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,135
Posted By uk_mouse
woodchuckexc, if you do swap springs again, I'd...

woodchuckexc, if you do swap springs again, I'd be interested in buying the 64s, if you want to sell them. Assuming the postage to the UK isn't bad. It's very hard to get heavier springs over here,...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-14-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,423
Posted By uk_mouse
Doesn't Chuck's bike look clean?! ...

Doesn't Chuck's bike look clean?!

http://dangermouse.smugmug.com/Other/Email/i-jnv53tw/1/O/WP_20131005_001.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 05-14-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By uk_mouse
Couple of thoughts ... If the fuel tanks are...

Couple of thoughts ...

If the fuel tanks are full, it is possible for fuel to siphon through the carbs and into a cylinder. If your fuel pump is the original I think this is quite unlikely, but...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-14-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,135
Posted By uk_mouse
I've got .59 springs, and run with the forks set...

I've got .59 springs, and run with the forks set quite soft, I think about 16 compression and 20 rebound. No revalving etc, just SKF low stiction fork seals. I like this for fire roads and rocky...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-06-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,367
Posted By uk_mouse
I've now checked the size of the lower bearing,...

I've now checked the size of the lower bearing, and this item from ebay looks like it will be compatible. I've ordered one to try out, I'll report back.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160932377783
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