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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-01-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By Smitty53
Oh, thank god. My second guess was cam chain...

Oh, thank god. My second guess was cam chain tension, but wasn't savvy enough to know for sure.

I'll be over here having a festive beverage, breathing a sigh of relief.

Thanks!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-01-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By Smitty53
Valve adjustment - clicking noise?

Seeking help here.

I've been working on doing the valve maintenance on my '08 990 ADV for the first time and ran into a worrisome issue. Before you send me there, I've read all the guides on the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-26-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,260
Posted By Smitty53
KTM Pilot, were you able to get your throttle...

KTM Pilot, were you able to get your throttle cables sorted? My apologies for the incredibly late follow up.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-31-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12,092
Views: 2,673,086
Posted By Smitty53
New water pump shaft and seal

Found the grey crud in the coolant expansion tank of my '08 990 ADV (29k miles). Bit the bullet for one of CJ's water pump replacement kits and did the rebuild over yesterday and today. Sure enough,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,260
Posted By Smitty53
Found it, thanks Vicks. I'd already read most of...

Found it, thanks Vicks. I'd already read most of those Google results and was hoping for something more detailed, but the actual version isn't much better. Apparently KTM took it out of later...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-12-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,260
Posted By Smitty53
Adjusting the throttle cable

Can anyone post/send me the procedure for adjusting the throttle cable on FI models? I would certainly appreciate it. I've read that others have successfully winged it, but I'd like give it a go...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,754
Posted By Smitty53
Stuck on the fork protector bit of my front...

Stuck on the fork protector bit of my front fender.

Here in San Diego, the Navy likes them on the left fork tube or left side of the swing arm. On crotch rockets, I've also seen them on bodywork...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-22-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 12,092
Views: 2,673,086
Posted By Smitty53
Bought it! Gotta love a pre-farkled bike. ...

Bought it! Gotta love a pre-farkled bike.

Damn, I love riding this thing.

http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv329/esmith50/424861_10100531886856440_16900562_49331303_351580975_n.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,537
Posted By Smitty53
My problem has resolved itself - sold to another...

My problem has resolved itself - sold to another guy. For the best, I think. That one seemed more trouble than necessary. Thanks to everyone for all the advice.

The search continues!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,537
Posted By Smitty53
Hmmm... he says "small crack in the original...

Hmmm... he says "small crack in the original frame (bolts on top of the engine and supports the steering)".

Apparently the cracked frame has been replaced with the 1999 frame, but I'm still a bit...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,537
Posted By Smitty53
Question GS w/cracked frame

Hello all,

I'm a new here, and thus in need of advice.

I'm looking to bite the bullet and invest in a 2003 R1150GS Adventure (Bumble bee edition!). Only problem? Some schmuck ran into it in a...
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