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Forum: Racing 01-19-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 761,535
Posted By getagripgreg
Relax. HRC invested huge in this event and had...

Relax. HRC invested huge in this event and had huge prospects for success. By most accounts, the result they got is a giant turd, and it is the PR man's job to rub that thing until it shines.

The...
Forum: Racing 01-14-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 60,647
Posted By getagripgreg
In my mind, compared to how apologetic he was to...

In my mind, compared to how apologetic he was to the other guy... Yeah... that first guy probably deserved more than he got. :lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 01-13-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,240
Posted By getagripgreg
I did not take apart the top end because my...

I did not take apart the top end because my leakdown numbers were excellent. So the base gasket leakage is a 100,000 mile side-effect. :1drink

If I were to take the jugs off to try and seal the...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-12-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,240
Posted By getagripgreg
We have the same bike, here's the pile of parts I...

We have the same bike, here's the pile of parts I bought at 90,000 miles:
http://getagripgreg.smugmug.com/Other/2003-KTM-950-ADV/DSCN4694/1067165102_rBsHr-L.jpg

Here's the thread covering the...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-12-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,104
Posted By getagripgreg
http://getagripgreg.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2003-K...

http://getagripgreg.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2003-KTM-950-ADV/i-TL8KKXd/0/M/100K_mark-M.jpg
Hit the marker last summer . has a few thousand more now.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-05-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,508
Posted By getagripgreg
For my money, camping on Fox Hill is the only way...

For my money, camping on Fox Hill is the only way to go. Fox Hill is roughly above and between turns five and 7. I've only ever bought a general admission/paddock pass/camp ticket and that's too...
Forum: Racing 03-01-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5,469
Views: 430,779
Posted By getagripgreg
Roberts JR won for Suzuki in 2000. Just saw...

Roberts JR won for Suzuki in 2000.

Just saw an old pic on Soup recently that called young Kenny...

"A very young KRJR learning the ropes in Europe. He would later become the biggest GP racing...
Forum: Racing 01-29-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 165,891
Posted By getagripgreg
Went to Oakland last weekend with friends and...

Went to Oakland last weekend with friends and they brought a big lens. there was concern in line because they had metal detectors and it was like airport security minus the shoes part. Keys and...
Forum: Racing 12-11-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 139,236
Posted By getagripgreg
No kidding. I almost killed a couple of hundred...

No kidding. I almost killed a couple of hundred people on my way to work yesterday, but luckily missed every single one of them. I did it again today! :lol3
Forum: Racing 12-11-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 114,689
Posted By getagripgreg
I don't have any trouble supporting him, despite...

I don't have any trouble supporting him, despite his flaws. I remember watching Surfers Paradise in '93 and being blown away by the way this new kid was harassing world champ Nigel Mansell. It was...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-21-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,330
Posted By getagripgreg
I bought my 950 with 85,000 + miles and a dead...

I bought my 950 with 85,000 + miles and a dead stator from this same failure. So those bolts can come loose after many many miles. I think it would be wise to check them as part of a major service,...
Forum: Racing 10-23-2011, 02:22 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 48,265
Posted By getagripgreg
Great pic. I miss him already so much. I can't...

Great pic. I miss him already so much. I can't imagine what Rossi must be going through right now.:cry
Forum: Orange Crush 03-21-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,801
Posted By getagripgreg
Check the freeplay at the pushrod. You may have...

Check the freeplay at the pushrod. You may have too much (short rod) which allows it to just disengage while cold, but not when the stack warms up and expands.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-02-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 39,651
Posted By getagripgreg
Putting some miles on

I've got about 1200 miles on the 950 now with no problems. (knocks on wood). The only fright I've had so far was last weekend...
...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-23-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 956
Posted By getagripgreg
He's already done that: Have changed oil...

He's already done that:

Have changed oil tank valve and hose, tried two springs in the oil pump pressure housing( different lengths)

And changing the valve and hose would have corrected the...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-23-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 956
Posted By getagripgreg
That all sounds really bad. An updated pressure...

That all sounds really bad. An updated pressure pump won't fix your problem unless the original one is defective. Thousands of 950s are running with the previous pump without problems, as well as the...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-22-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 956
Posted By getagripgreg
Wow, that's less than 23,000 miles! It is...

Wow, that's less than 23,000 miles! It is unlikely that your cam chains or tensioners are worn, unless there is another major problem. What are the symptoms that lead you to the low oil pressure /...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-19-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 39,651
Posted By getagripgreg
Yes, that is my '78 XS500, wretched excess. (my...

Yes, that is my '78 XS500, wretched excess. (my first bike).

I have two of them, one is a parts bike. I need to get rid of them both to make some room!
...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-19-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 39,651
Posted By getagripgreg
Very curious about the Evo slave cylinder travel...

Very curious about the Evo slave cylinder travel compared to stock. Are the pistons the same diameter? Without an adjustable pushrod, you have to space the cylinder out as the discs wear. FWIW, you...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-16-2010, 01:40 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 39,651
Posted By getagripgreg
Making a Flexjet

I decided that I could not live with not being able to tune the idle screws while running, but choked at the $100 cost of Flexjets. I had cable, I had jets, and I had a lathe. So I spun up some...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-16-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 39,651
Posted By getagripgreg
Yeah, OK! But first, I need to make it run...

Yeah, OK!

But first, I need to make it run a little better. What was that you said about perfect jetting? :ear
...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-14-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 39,651
Posted By getagripgreg
Of course, after all this, there is a 950 on Bay...

Of course, after all this, there is a 950 on Bay Area Craigslist right now, with under 30K, asking $3999.

Of course.

:1drink
Forum: Orange Crush 12-13-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,516
Posted By getagripgreg
Brand new bike, how many thousand dollars, and...

Brand new bike, how many thousand dollars, and you are supposed to have to work on it? :rofl

Check that the bolts are not loose, keep an eye on the coolant level, and have it fixed under warranty...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-13-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 39,651
Posted By getagripgreg
I had a look at my Honda Superhawk manual...

I had a look at my Honda Superhawk manual tonight, helping a friend with a valve adjustment, and the Honda clutch instructions are exactly the same. The clutch basket looks identical!
...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-13-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 39,651
Posted By getagripgreg
You don't need lasers or even the tool I used, a...

You don't need lasers or even the tool I used, a Rotex punch (http://www.rotexpunch.com/)

Starting with a scrap sheet the rough size, I punched the center hole first , which happened to be close...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-13-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 39,651
Posted By getagripgreg
Shims can be replaced cheaply. Shortening the rod...

Shims can be replaced cheaply. Shortening the rod is not easily reversible.

Plus I was lazy and the right side has 13 screws to get the rod out, only 2 screws on the left side. :wink:

Cheers!
Forum: Orange Crush 12-13-2010, 12:20 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 39,651
Posted By getagripgreg
HA! No way I'm molesting these virgin catalysts!...

HA! No way I'm molesting these virgin catalysts! They'll be worth big money in a few years... :deal

I did enough cutting and welding KTM pipes for my Honda streetfighter. I'll tune this thing to...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-13-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 39,651
Posted By getagripgreg
The manual says: "the last lining disk must be...

The manual says:
"the last lining disk must be turned one meshing further."

Weird Austrian semantics maybe. I figure that the only reason there is a space for the disk in the top of the basket...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-12-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 39,651
Posted By getagripgreg
Spacer

I did some measuring the other night and decided to make a 1.5 mm spacer for the slave cylinder.

http://getagripgreg.smugmug.com/Other/2003-KTM-950-ADV/DSCN4849/1120959388_S3uPU-L.jpg

I...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-09-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 39,651
Posted By getagripgreg
Got Pics

Here is the old booster, modified and used for 250 miles, on top of the new part. Note the difference in ramp angle and shape....
Forum: Orange Crush 12-08-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 39,651
Posted By getagripgreg
Hi Nic, and thanks. There have been many...

Hi Nic, and thanks.

There have been many times along the way where I wished I had just bought a bike ready to go, because I got sick of the problems or waiting for parts, or crap like this clutch...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-08-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 39,651
Posted By getagripgreg
OK, now I think I understand what you were...

OK, now I think I understand what you were describing and why it worked. You put a normal friction disc on top of the spring washer instead of the large ID disc around the spring washer. So you...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-08-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 39,651
Posted By getagripgreg
Clutch Fixxord

Good news bad news on the clutch. Good news, it's fixed. Bad news, it cost zero and took 15 seconds tops. After buying a new booster set and fitting it.

Turns out... drumroll please...

The damn...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-08-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 39,651
Posted By getagripgreg
Steve, it's a set of two parts, male/female. The...

Steve, it's a set of two parts, male/female. The other part holds the spring perches...
http://getagripgreg.smugmug.com/Other/2003-KTM-950-ADV/IMG0335/1119509072_mLycD-L.jpg

I got it for $183...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-08-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 39,651
Posted By getagripgreg
New clutch booster is in

Old part:
http://getagripgreg.smugmug.com/Other/2003-KTM-950-ADV/DSCN4737/1072509310_X8uUU-L.jpg

New part:
http://getagripgreg.smugmug.com/Other/2003-KTM-950-ADV/IMG0334/1119509799_Wr6Lr-L.jpg
...
Forum: Vendors 12-05-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2,251
Views: 717,927
Posted By getagripgreg
Hi Roger, can you give a little detail on what...

Hi Roger,
can you give a little detail on what the options are for top-loading Pelican based side bags? You had a circa 2009 post here about 1400 series boxes being available, but I'm not seeing it...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-05-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,573
Posted By getagripgreg
Thanks for the input guys, you've confirmed...

Thanks for the input guys,

you've confirmed what I was thinking. I'm going to hold off and research more. The asking price is an OK deal, but not a killer deal.

Anyone know what the narrowest...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-03-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,410
Posted By getagripgreg
Wow, there's a scenario that didn't even cross my...

Wow, there's a scenario that didn't even cross my mind.

Black smoke = fuel problem.

Blue smoke = oil problem.

White smoke = coolant burning.

Indifferent smoke = bong problem.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-03-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,313
Posted By getagripgreg
PS, a really sneaky seller that knew the charging...

PS, a really sneaky seller that knew the charging system was bad could put a new battery in and know it would test ride fine, but die within 100 miles. Sorry for being a cynic and a pessimist, but...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-03-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,313
Posted By getagripgreg
I'd be annoyed too. "well maintained" and "ready...

I'd be annoyed too. "well maintained" and "ready to ride" mean you don't have to spend $100 on the first day if you want to ride it.

I would call the PO and politely explain what happened and ask...
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