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Forum: Orange Crush 07-19-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By hilukstrux
Scuderia

Scuderia West treated me well when I had a head gasket problem on my second hand 04 950S. They replaced the head nuts as a warranty job on 5 year old bike. I thought it was pretty cool. Otherwise...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-25-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,040
Posted By hilukstrux
Adventure Designs does

These guys put together a KTM 990 specific tool kit:

http://www.advdesigns.com/ulcoktm99095.html

It looks like they are out of stock untill June 24 though. I've ordered from them a few times,...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-18-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,170
Posted By hilukstrux
H20 seal or leaky HG

If it were mine, I'd wanna know if the seal went bad or if the lack of head bolt torque at the factory has led to leaky head gasket(s). Do a pressure test on the water system AND a leakdown test...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-19-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,867
Posted By hilukstrux
done

I am making an effort to tell the world I value places to ride my dirtbike so I created an account and signed this worthy petition.:deal
Forum: Orange Crush 12-04-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 395,214
Posted By hilukstrux
Persistence pays

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> Gregor, thank you so much for sharing this adventure in bike tuning. I have...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-12-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10,782
Views: 2,273,120
Posted By hilukstrux
Suspension Refresh

Two weeks ago I took the forks and shock off, and sent them up the peninsula to James at Super Plush. While they had the shock apart Chris called to say he noticed it had NO nitrogen pressure! The...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-08-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,004
Posted By hilukstrux
Yup, still a good deal

I took a chance on this new-to-me online store, and found them to be great. Anything over $100 ships free, no Cali sales tax since they are in Arizona, and best of all they are slinging DID's best...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-25-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 28,456
Posted By hilukstrux
The dreaded puking on my 04 was cured with new...

The dreaded puking on my 04 was cured with new nuts and proper torque. I probably rode 500 miles on it before it was fixed. Regarding warranty:If you can bring it to a dealer who understands...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-13-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,009
Posted By hilukstrux
front hub poorly machined?

I have finally checked the pulsing front brake on my 04 adventure s. The dial indicator showed one disc out .018 and one .010. Funny though there is only one high and one low spot on each and they...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-28-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2,284
Views: 139,423
Posted By hilukstrux
Chico bike night

Meet time is supposed to be from 7-9 PM. I'm going tonight (first time) about 7:30. A frosty milk shake sounds good right now.:1drink

Oh yeah, I'll be on the KTM GO!!!!!!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-27-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2,284
Views: 139,423
Posted By hilukstrux
what up Chicoans!

I am in Chico too.

Anybody been to the Monday night 2WM bike-night at Big Al's? Maybe we could meet up there just to ssy hi and BS for a bit. It looks like mostly sportbiker squids, but since...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-14-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,896
Posted By hilukstrux
nuts+washers did the trick on mine

My '04 GO!!!!!! had the symptoms of a leaky head gasket. At about 9,000 miles the coolant catch bottle began to overflow with HEAVY throttle use. Around town or cruising along everything was fine,...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-24-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,478
Posted By hilukstrux
tool kit?

I guess I am just lucky. I have all the tools to change the plugs right there in my '04 KTM tool kit. It includes the bent handle & even the extensions are just the right length! :jkam Too easy.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-24-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By hilukstrux
Thumb Gotta love positive feedback!

With all the horror storries out there about the dealer network, it is nice to hear a truly positive story.
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 354,707
Posted By hilukstrux
Klim gear in stock

While at Scuderia Friday, I checked out some Klim pants. They even have some of last years style on sale. Personally I was really diggin' the Dakar pant, not water-proof though. I think I also saw...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-22-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,672
Posted By hilukstrux
we need to stick together

Over 6,000 petitioners now!

As a group, (off-road) motorcyclists MUST speak up, because there are more of the environmental band-wagoners than there of us. Lets work to keep our riding areas...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-13-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,039
Posted By hilukstrux
Home, safe and sound

Ron suggested I take Vestige Rd. off of 36 to get into Red Bluff, so that's the route I followed home. Riding through some spots I expected to see the business end of a shot-gun, but it was all...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-09-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,039
Posted By hilukstrux
YEAAA, only one more day!

I'll be at the upper lake rendezvous 9:00 Friday on the Adventure S. It should be a long (great) ride form Chico, then up to Ruth, I can't wait.
Forum: The Garage 05-26-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By hilukstrux
I did a clean-up job on my Husky 410 off road...

I did a clean-up job on my Husky 410 off road clamps without any coating. After 3 years of riding they still look good, very little corrosion. First I filed off all the rough knobbly bits, then...
Forum: The Garage 05-26-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,245
Posted By hilukstrux
It's really not that difficult

Once you have the correct size parts, there are MANY. The trick is to remove all oil, expand (unravel) the cable end where it protudes through the ferule (sp?). Then use proper soldering technique...
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