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Forum: Orange Crush 04-09-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,733
Posted By geometrician
Laugh I'm in!

Sounds Great- I'm in!

Any pictures? Idea of cost?

I talked to the guys at Dirt Trick about this over the years; they saw two problems with this hydraulic cam chain system compared to others...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-04-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,088
Posted By geometrician
Eek Damn!

Under-inflation will indeed lead to this sort of failure as the heat builds- esp at highway speeds! Mefo/Heidenau both have had problems with low pressures leading to knob separation, but I have to...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-04-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By geometrician
Bearing Life Thoughts

The fronts are pretty narrow from inside diameter to outside, so the ball bearings themselves are quite small- think skateboard-sized. It's crazy how much weight & force these things have to handle...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-28-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10,284
Views: 526,625
Posted By geometrician
SandBlast 2014

Shakedown traffic jam in the boonies...
http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd482/brittandthatsall/sb3_zps1d3bacca.jpg


Strolling the streets & hotel parking lots down here in Cheraw there are...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-26-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,200
Posted By geometrician
Let's hope she'll be back!

I made sure and buy a few extra Rella's dry transfers from her...

http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd482/brittandthatsall/pbbrittandthatsall/IMG_0720_zpsb09f83ce.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 01-22-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,364
Posted By geometrician
People like you kill the spirit of a good forum...

People like you kill the spirit of a good forum (OC) by being aggressive.

Last week you're asking about brake pads like a noob- now you know all about the inside of our mufflers, down to the...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-22-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,364
Posted By geometrician
Cool2 Busting Some Myths

Wrong. Aspirated air injection systems [KTM SAS (Secondary Air System), Suzuki PAIR (Pulsed Air Injection), Kawasaki KCA (Clean Air System), Yamaha AIS (Air Injection System), Honda PAIR (Pulsed Air...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-01-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By geometrician
KTM doesn't sell a spring puller(?) for this task...

KTM doesn't sell a spring puller(?) for this task they sell a factory tool (OEM # 58429083000) for installing the footpeg springs- from the 50cc's all the way to the big boys... (it used to be 990s...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-26-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,526
Posted By geometrician
The difference in angle between both wheels on...

The difference in angle between both wheels on the ground & on the centerstand isn't that much, esp relating to oil level on the dipstick.

Set your oil level (per the manual) and note where the...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-21-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
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Views: 953
Posted By geometrician
Sounds like you need to completely remove air...

Sounds like you need to completely remove air from the system & check your thermostat & radiator cap. Make sure your coolant is properly diluted. Consider a CV4 higher-pressure radiator cap, costs...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-16-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By geometrician
Another Opinion

Those axles sure do look dry!

You have to grease up KTM axles quite liberally, from the big Adventures right down to their little 2-strokes- I add grease when I am uncrating one from factory;...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-20-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,932
Posted By geometrician
Chain Maintenance

I've done a lot of rallies and long distance rides and have seen too many rides ended because of a chain problem.

Use a rivet-type master link, properly installed.

Install an automated chain...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-20-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,770
Posted By geometrician
Congrats on your 2nd place!

I noticed you cut the bottom out of your front sprocket guard- are things getting lodged in there?

That sure looks like a muddy mess, you should come ride in West Virginia, we're the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-31-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10,284
Views: 526,625
Posted By geometrician
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/01/uzejeja4.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/01/uzejeja4.jpg

Things got pretty desperate on the mountain this afternoon.

Luckily there was an on-hand supply of fluid (or Brian would have had to push his...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-26-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,139
Posted By geometrician
KTM North America sells frames without numbers, I...

KTM North America sells frames without numbers, I sawed a few steering tubes off myself (when I was a KTM Service Manager) to send them off so KTM could re-apply the number on new frames. It's...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-26-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By geometrician
Not on the bike

They are NOT installed. They are boxed up in the crate & the dealer puts them on.

I was Service Manager at a KTM shop before I returned to Land Surveying. Best of both worlds now- I don't have to...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-26-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,171
Posted By geometrician
Cool2 Another Opinion

If your pocket can handle it, get yourself a 990 Baja and love it.



The aftermarket for 950 & 990 parts isn't going anywhere soon :deal



What is this "pricey" 950 you speak of? I see...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-09-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 973
Posted By geometrician
Laugh First Things (and easiest) First

Have you checked your air filter? Is it really clean?

all your symptons lead in that direction, esp when you say it starts without the choke

Before fooling with the fueling have a look there!...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-28-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,093
Posted By geometrician
Easy. Take the remants of a ziptie that has been...

Easy. Take the remants of a ziptie that has been cut off, cut the last inch off (with the thinner "starter" bit of the strap included) bend it in half and insert in your bolt hole. Install the screw...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-28-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By geometrician
Talking Friendly Correction

They are pilot air screws, not pilot fuel screws.

If you turn them out you increase (and therefore make lean by allowing more air through the passage) the pilot circuit.

The screws postion on...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-20-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,368
Posted By geometrician
:huh Fundy you aren't being quoted... not...

:huh

Fundy you aren't being quoted... not sure how you inferred all that. OC doesn't generally roll towards sniping at posters it's a helpful crowd here

Only making sure that our terminology...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-19-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,368
Posted By geometrician
Eek er, correction

this is an AIR pilot screw circuit. Opening it increases the air, not the fuel in the pilot circuit.

generally (100% of the time?) the AIR pilot screw is on the engine (intake manifold) side of a...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-07-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,610
Posted By geometrician
There is a spreadsheet with all files listed, it...

There is a spreadsheet with all files listed, it is found in the XC1 interface.

The file describes the intended use & modifications (fuel octane, country, exhaust, closed course, etc) of the bike....
Forum: Orange Crush 06-06-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By geometrician
Wink Moofler Guts

the catalysts weigh very little, just a few ounces at most.

heat yes, weight no.

here are the internals of a stock 950/990 muffler; the catalyst is the cylinder on the left hand side of the...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-12-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By geometrician
Rear Spring Preload

No mention has been made as to how the rear preload has been set- the differences in full-hard vs full-soft is quite a bit, and effects it on the side stand as well as when riding.

run the preload...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-11-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,454
Posted By geometrician
Cool2 Supersprox/KTM Hardparts Stealth rear OEM...

Supersprox/KTM Hardparts Stealth rear

OEM damped front (buy a 17t & 16t for quick hearing changes)

Renthal RS4 chain w/rivet master link clip- it's a great chain

about $280 total

I've...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-11-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By geometrician
check for a broken wire in the speedo sending...

check for a broken wire in the speedo sending unit- it's not unknown to happen.

you may have to peel the insulation back to get to it, or slide the outer protector sleeve around to get to it for a...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-06-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,747
Posted By geometrician
Cool2 Old Habits Die Hard

Once you've diagnosed your problem (as above; would recommend an Oberon clutch slave cylinder) don't work to re-create it.

If you don't have the bike in neutral at stop lights, you need to start...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-30-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,647
Posted By geometrician
Cool2 Another Opinion

KamLeeR nobody has said you are being "chincy" with your helmet choice- but these "dual sport" helmets are really not made for highway use- seriously too much compromise. When I roadrace I wear Arai...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-28-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,644
Posted By geometrician
Yeah, carry them if in doubt

the axle spacers are soft aluminum with a slight anodization layer. The seal lips & dirt alone wear grooves in them. As they're shielded stock pressure washing isn't as big a deal as an open-faced...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-28-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,999
Posted By geometrician
Cool2 ScotOilers Rule- YMMV

I've used Scotoilers for years after the experierence of a Yamaha FZR1000 running the Cabo 1000 (http://goo.gl/maps/0Al2H) (illegal roadrace the length of Baja from San Ysidro, CA to Cabo San Lucas,...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-22-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By geometrician
use a very fine dental pick or large sewing...

use a very fine dental pick or large sewing needle to push on & release the small bent tabs that hold it the connector in the plastic housing

you'll need to bend those tabs back out when you...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-22-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,332
Posted By geometrician
Lower fan temp switch for sure radiator cap...

Lower fan temp switch for sure

radiator cap opening can look full when there is an air bubble in the LH high radiator hose. I suggest burping it if you don't have someone to help lift the front...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-21-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,683
Posted By geometrician
Talking I think I know what it is

the shift drum bearings are ball not roller

I think #23 is what you're dealing with:
...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-20-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,073
Posted By geometrician
Laugh Cover that rear brake & have FUN!

FCRs hate woops & such- it's a known issue when they are used downdraft configuration (as on our LC8's) It's usually fixed with R & D Racing Power Bowl 2...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-19-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By geometrician
it's on the right hand side of my frame ('06)...

it's on the right hand side of my frame ('06) close to the steering head- hard to read due to tank/upper shroud in the way

people have reported problems registering their bikes in several states...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-12-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,184
Posted By geometrician
Cool2 You know where you live?

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Forum: Orange Crush 04-11-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,184
Posted By geometrician
One more reason to use the PABiker sidestand...

One more reason to use the PABiker sidestand relocation mount (http://www.ktm950.info/how/Farkels/adventure/sidestand/sidestand_relocation.html)! (now sold by CJRacer at CJDesigns, LLC)
Forum: Orange Crush 04-11-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By geometrician
The battery location is a bit unconvential on our...

The battery location is a bit unconvential on our bikes to be sure!

The accessory (ACC1 & ACC2) are very small wires (~18ga) and should be used for powering GPS, USB 12v supplies, etc.

It's...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-08-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,922
Posted By geometrician
Wink Another Opinion

I get 10,000+ per rear (150/80) Mefo Super Explorer- just keep the pressure from 36 to 42psi and they'll last- as per manufacturer.

Mefo fronts cup/wear funny (quickly), thin in the sidewall
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