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Forum: Orange Crush 02-17-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,205
Posted By ultrachrome
That could certainly contribute but I think it is...

That could certainly contribute but I think it is mainly the stock map.

My local tuner said he's remapped the problem out of many stock 990's.

Unfortunately for me, by the time I had called him...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By ultrachrome
I think that's the TLTec fleece. If they made a...

I think that's the TLTec fleece. If they made a full jacket with heated arms, I'd go for that one.



Would really like to avoid the bulk/restriction of another layer. The Gerbing already has...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By ultrachrome
wanted: heated jacket rec for Roadcrafter in freezing temps

My Gerbing liner jacket only has insulation around the heating elements and the area under my arms becomes uncomfortably cold on the highway when temp drops to freezing.

Because I commute daily,...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-01-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By ultrachrome
Thanks for the replies. It only seems to...

Thanks for the replies.

It only seems to leak overnight in my unheated and uninsulated garage. I don't see any leaking or smell coolant burning off the header when I leave work.

I'll order the...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-28-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By ultrachrome
990 Water pump cover leaking

This is a 2011 SMT with just short of 15k miles.

Last two winters, I've had some coolant leaking from one of the hose clamps on the thermostat. Goes away when weather warms up. Given the small...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-23-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8,146
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,024,918
Posted By ultrachrome
WTB: 990 OEM Muffler in Seattle

Looking for an OEM muffler to experiment with. Left or right side. Scratches not a problem but has to be reasonably straight.

Would buy the pair if cheap enough but I only need one to experiment...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 248,675
Posted By ultrachrome
KTM like all manufacturers have finite resources....

KTM like all manufacturers have finite resources. KTM focused theirs on different areas than BMW or Yamaha and many of us bought one as a result.

You're posting in a thread frequented by folks who...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 248,675
Posted By ultrachrome
Not sure where you get your numbers but...

Not sure where you get your numbers but personally, I'm averaging 7.1l/100km after 15k miles of mostly commuting. On a nice clear stretch of highway, I can decrease that by at least 25%.

Looking...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 767
Views: 151,816
Posted By ultrachrome
Yes, kevtx can be a bit vague. Well, he...

Yes, kevtx can be a bit vague.

Well, he hasn't yet. Currently the issue is resolved with the ITG filter and kevtx's map 18. I only called the tuner after I had done it to setup a time to get it...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 248,675
Posted By ultrachrome
I've tried couple of kevtx's maps and tricks with...

I've tried couple of kevtx's maps and tricks with the stock airbox but they didn't do much for my bike.

The ITG filter from sportingwood and kevtx's map 18 +2% (I don't have cans) did effectively...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 767
Views: 151,816
Posted By ultrachrome
Talk to a dyno tuner with LC8 experience before...

Talk to a dyno tuner with LC8 experience before you do anything.

I was after the same thing. Bike did not like holding a steady speed around 4k under low load which was annoying for riding around...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 45,922
Posted By ultrachrome
I'm guessing cycle-ergo estimates it from...

I'm guessing cycle-ergo estimates it from pictures so it's only a rough approximation.
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 45,922
Posted By ultrachrome
Check out cycle-ergo.com to compare the SMT to...

Check out cycle-ergo.com to compare the SMT to what you're riding now and other bikes.
Forum: Vendors 09-26-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 48,875
Posted By ultrachrome
Of course, I can no longer find the post that I...

Of course, I can no longer find the post that I recall explained it, only references to it. I also failed to mention that previously I had removed the secondary butterflies.

I talked to my tuner...
Forum: Vendors 09-25-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 48,875
Posted By ultrachrome
I went through a few iterations with the stock...

I went through a few iterations with the stock air box and different maps in an attempt to iron out the twitchiness around 4k under low load that vexed me in the city.

Installed the JC30-80 on my...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 767
Views: 151,816
Posted By ultrachrome
I think mine were in spec although I agonized...

I think mine were in spec although I agonized over the definition of "slight drag." I could just squeeze in the largest straight blade feeler.

Tear down to check is pretty quick although I wasted...
Forum: Vendors 09-21-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 48,875
Posted By ultrachrome
On the SMT, attaching the breather filter to the...

On the SMT, attaching the breather filter to the pcv valve puts it at pretty much the same height as the adapter plate.
Forum: Vendors 09-21-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 48,875
Posted By ultrachrome
I'm in the middle of installing this on my 990...

I'm in the middle of installing this on my 990 SMT and have a couple of questions.

The plate with grommets goes right on the throttle bodies and the velocity stacks hold it in place, correct? Any...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 248,675
Posted By ultrachrome
Several have reported good results from sliding...

Several have reported good results from sliding the forks up abut 5mm.

I have no complaints of my 2011's handling but I don't ride 2-up.
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 248,675
Posted By ultrachrome
PR3's did that for me. Smithers167, I ride...

PR3's did that for me.

Smithers167, I ride it like a street bike on the street. Dirt biking it when you have plenty of traction is just unnecessarily eating up lean angle.
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 151,638
Posted By ultrachrome
Tiger will feel torquier and makes more power...

Tiger will feel torquier and makes more power below 6k. The SMT is not going to have Bandit torque.

SMT comfort is excellent although I can't comment on passenger comfort. No issue with vibration....
Forum: Orange Crush 07-13-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9,701
Views: 1,953,486
Posted By ultrachrome
Sharp looking bike. Currently my favorite ADV...

Sharp looking bike. Currently my favorite ADV graphics.

Which Morimoto projector did you end up with?
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,540
Posted By ultrachrome
I've got a couple other brakes to bleed, I may...

I've got a couple other brakes to bleed, I may try that method as well.
Forum: The Garage 07-05-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,540
Posted By ultrachrome
I attempted to bleed the fronts yesterday and...

I attempted to bleed the fronts yesterday and discovered that air being pulled in even when the nipple was closed.

I tried a zip tie to get a better seal on the hose and when that failed, some...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,540
Posted By ultrachrome
Pressure bleeding is forcing the fluid in through...

Pressure bleeding is forcing the fluid in through the bleed screw? How would I keep fluid leaking out of the threads?
Forum: The Garage 07-01-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,540
Posted By ultrachrome
I tried opening from a little to a lot. At the...

I tried opening from a little to a lot. At the smallest setting it just didn't pull very much fluid through before I lost nearly all the vacuum. I'll see how the brake feels tomorrow before...
Forum: The Garage 07-01-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,540
Posted By ultrachrome
Sealing brake bleeder threads

First time using a vacuum bleeder (harbor freight mity-vac style) on my SMT with ABS.

I found the recommendation for thread sealing after the fact. I just did the rear but so much air was being...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,659
Posted By ultrachrome
How about a 950SM? Rare but seem to be in the...

How about a 950SM? Rare but seem to be in the same price range as the multi. Carbs but simpler valve adjustment. LC8 issues/maintenance/performance are well documented. SMR has a smaller gas tank.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,334
Posted By ultrachrome
Puget Sound Safety...

Puget Sound Safety (http://www.pugetsoundsafety.com/) actually does this course near Olympia.

It is work to hang off the bike. On the street, I rarely do this. If anything I just move my torso...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By ultrachrome
Have a backup plan/route if the wind is too much...

Have a backup plan/route if the wind is too much and she's tiring or riding tensed up, especially in heavy traffic.

DAMHIK (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=703476)
Forum: Orange Crush 05-20-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,468
Posted By ultrachrome
150 miles and no light. I pulled the clutch...

150 miles and no light.

I pulled the clutch cover yesterday and no creamy goodness. I was all ready to check the oil filter it's blocked by the oil hoses. I have to pull both hoses which would...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 248,675
Posted By ultrachrome
I've only heard of that for the 950 model, not...

I've only heard of that for the 950 model, not the 990. So many differences to consider that I'd look at going to a single muffler and adding an auxiliary tank like some of the 990ADV folks have done.
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 248,675
Posted By ultrachrome
That seems more reasonable than what Cortez was...

That seems more reasonable than what Cortez was quoting.

On my mixed commute, usually with some stop and go, I've averaged 33.6 over the last 2 years compared to the 41-42 of my SV650.

My best...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-13-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,468
Posted By ultrachrome
I picked it up on Friday after they could find no...

I picked it up on Friday after they could find no problem. I've put about 50 miles on it with no oil light.

At the very least I have a video of it doing it and paper work that shows I took it to...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-07-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,468
Posted By ultrachrome
I've not removed the clutch cover. Will I have to...

I've not removed the clutch cover. Will I have to replace a gasket if I pull it?
Forum: Orange Crush 05-07-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,468
Posted By ultrachrome
I understand, appreciate and agree with your...

I understand, appreciate and agree with your original comment and I'm actively looking at gauges. However, I was trying to avoid tearing down the bike to that degree given my time constraints.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-07-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,468
Posted By ultrachrome
We have a one-month-old child so my first...

We have a one-month-old child so my first priority was to get it to the dealer. Sourcing a "quality oil pressure gauge" is likely to chew up a lot of time that I don't have having never shopped for...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-07-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,468
Posted By ultrachrome
Oil level is fine. More info on check valve?

Oil level is fine. More info on check valve?
Forum: Orange Crush 05-07-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,468
Posted By ultrachrome
oil pressure light - dealer finds no fault - next steps?

2011 KTM 990 SMT, 11k miles.

Riding home from work last week, my oil pressure light came on. I pulled over and called my dealer for advice. They said ride it home (~5 miles).

After continuing,...
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,825
Posted By ultrachrome
Well the original post was to help my identify a...

Well the original post was to help my identify a certain type of lock so I could see what was out there.

I've already had the local security company come out and they sent me quote for the alarm...
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