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Forum: Orange Crush 10-12-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,193
Posted By renogeorge
I stopped before that. Changed fork springs for...

I stopped before that. Changed fork springs for my weight and played with clickers front and rear. Much better than stock. But I will probably revalve the front eventually. Front seems to me to be...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-12-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 901
Posted By renogeorge
Generic auto parts Fuel Injection tubing works...

Generic auto parts Fuel Injection tubing works just fine.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-12-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By renogeorge
I have had the best luck with OEM KTM clutches in...

I have had the best luck with OEM KTM clutches in my dirt bikes. For those KTM sells a kit with fibers, steels and springs, which wasn't a bad deal.

You don't hear about many clutch problems on...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-11-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,726
Posted By renogeorge
Tubeless works great off road--big or small...

Tubeless works great off road--big or small bikes. Low pressures are a good option to have and repairs are much easier.

Sounds like all or most of the problems are occurring after a tire change. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-10-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By renogeorge
If you are talking about the "Trip Master" 3...

If you are talking about the "Trip Master" 3 button switch, which controls the computer, it comes from KTM pre wired to plug directly into a lead from the computer.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-09-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 895
Posted By renogeorge
Removed ABS on my 2007 Adventure. Used original...

Removed ABS on my 2007 Adventure. Used original dash with ABS light/switch removed, Had to change speedo pickup at brake caliper to SE unit.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-07-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,955
Posted By renogeorge
Different area....but FWIW Made a little...

Different area....but FWIW

Made a little loop today out of Reno: Verdi, Dog Valley Rd, Henness Pass to Kyberz/89, 89 to Sierraville, 49 to Downieville, back to Bassets and over Gold Lake rd,...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-07-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By renogeorge
One connects to the rear intake manifold on the...

One connects to the rear intake manifold on the left side. One connects to the front manifold on the right side. Both attach to the frame via permanent mounting tabs. The third is located in front...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-07-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,541
Posted By renogeorge
Check for vacuum leaks in the 4 taps off the...

Check for vacuum leaks in the 4 taps off the throttle bodies. Right front and left rear with tubing to MAP sensors. Left front and right rear plugged or with tubing run back and capped for syncing....
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By renogeorge
Yep, 2007 was a good year for the 450 EXC. Last...

Yep, 2007 was a good year for the 450 EXC. Last year of the proven RFS engine, which uses conventional rocker arms and a single oil sump. In 2008 KTM came out with a new dual sump motor with bucket...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-06-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,311
Posted By renogeorge
Not sure what spacer you are asking about. The...

Not sure what spacer you are asking about. The caliper mounting bracket seems to be the part that causes problems. The one I use is/was available on E Bay. It is for a 320mm disc and a 450...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-06-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,187
Posted By renogeorge
Going back to the original post--2013 bike, ran...

Going back to the original post--2013 bike, ran fine when new. But after 4000 miles it is snatchy.

Bikes don't come unjetted or un mapped. Seems pretty clear to me that the OP's problem is in...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-06-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By renogeorge
The guy asks a very reasonable question which...

The guy asks a very reasonable question which others may be interested in. Will octane booster contribute to fuel filter problems? NOT--should I be using an octane booster?

If you had used...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-06-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,311
Posted By renogeorge
I am very happy with my 2007 Adventure after...

I am very happy with my 2007 Adventure after converting to a single 320 mm disc with 690 SE master--no ABS. It stops better in all conditions than with the ABS and dual discs. I am currently...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-05-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By renogeorge
You would shorten the shock about 5/8" to lower...

You would shorten the shock about 5/8" to lower the bike 2". Sorry if that wasn't clear.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-05-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By renogeorge
Thanks for correcting me on the shock spring. I...

Thanks for correcting me on the shock spring. I was thinking of the smaller bikes without the external preload adjuster. The 2 spacers look like they would give you 3/8" or so which would only get...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-05-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By renogeorge
You can't lower the bike by just installing...

You can't lower the bike by just installing shorter springs. Typically, shock travel needs to be limited with internal spacer. Depending on how much you lower it, front needs spacer too or just...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-03-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By renogeorge
My apologies. My only changes have been to the F...

My apologies. My only changes have been to the F maps. I decreased the values to LEAN the mixture.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-03-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By renogeorge
I am still experimenting. But I have had good...

I am still experimenting. But I have had good luck changing only the F Map values. I leave O2s ON. I have achieved noticeable improvements in low speed response and mileage. I am now averaging 41...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-29-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 876
Posted By renogeorge
I guess Mortimer was able to delete his helpful...

I guess Mortimer was able to delete his helpful post, which I was responding to....
Forum: Orange Crush 09-29-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 876
Posted By renogeorge
I was making the point that most 9 year old bikes...

I was making the point that most 9 year old bikes have been through the whole jetting thing. I did say that it could be a bad assumption. From my experience a 9 year old bike is more likely to have...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-29-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 876
Posted By renogeorge
Not to be a wise ass. But I'd have to think that...

Not to be a wise ass. But I'd have to think that a 9 year old bike has been through the whole jetting thing (I know could be bad assumption). Bikes don't often come unjetted, without a major change...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-27-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By renogeorge
SAS removed?

SAS removed?
Forum: Orange Crush 09-27-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By renogeorge
Check out Gefr in the Vendors section for filters...

Check out Gefr in the Vendors section for filters and pumps. I have run them for over 10k miles with no problems. Much less $.

I have found that the filters and pumps go for upwards of 40k miles...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6,715
Views: 1,057,576
Posted By renogeorge
Treestrom--sounds lean. The Red needle is the...

Treestrom--sounds lean. The Red needle is the leaner of the JDs-for 5000'+. You might try the blue if you have it or lower the clip on the red. Try 45 pilot and adjust fuel screw. Don't set idle...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-10-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 473,227
Posted By renogeorge
Thanks Dusty! So the F map is not adjusted by...

Thanks Dusty! So the F map is not adjusted by changes in altitude, temp, humidity? Then it is only the L map which is taking "direction" from the MAP sensors? So where do the O2 sensors impact on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6,715
Views: 1,057,576
Posted By renogeorge
Thanks Chas for correcting me. Have to increase...

Thanks Chas for correcting me. Have to increase the Ginko dosage.

Hope I didn't lead anyone to lean out their scoot and blow up a motor. If you did, I can't remember giving the bad info. "I did...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-10-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 473,227
Posted By renogeorge
I have an even more basic question. Can anyone...

I have an even more basic question. Can anyone verify what controls when running on the F Map sensors, not O2 sensors???? I think (and that is shaky) that F is for the MAP sensors and L is driven...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6,715
Views: 1,057,576
Posted By renogeorge
I am an old guy with a bad memory. But I think...

I am an old guy with a bad memory. But I think that is reversed. Blue for higher elevations--it is a leaner needle to overcome the richer conditions. Red for lower elevations to richen and deal...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2,537
Views: 245,434
Posted By renogeorge
I don't have a tire recommendation as I don't...

I don't have a tire recommendation as I don't know your riding conditions. Waaaay baaack in the day, I used the IRC M5B or whatever it is on big bore 2 strokes that came with major wheel spin in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-10-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,033
Posted By renogeorge
Sonora (108), Ebbetts (4), Carson (88) are all...

Sonora (108), Ebbetts (4), Carson (88) are all good if they would fit into your route. Traveling up or down 395, there is a scenic route from Mammoth that loops back into 395 north of town. Hwy 89...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6,715
Views: 1,057,576
Posted By renogeorge
As I recall, there is not a huge difference...

As I recall, there is not a huge difference between the blue and red JDs. Maybe 2 or 3 clip positions. So if you are at 2 with the blue, you might go to 4 if still using the blue. Somebody with...
Forum: Americas 09-10-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25,291
Views: 2,029,054
Posted By renogeorge
Well, I had been pondering Shizzman's advice to...

Well, I had been pondering Shizzman's advice to just stay away. I guess I will. But not without noting a couple of things:

There are some great guys on here who share valuable information not...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6,715
Views: 1,057,576
Posted By renogeorge
All of the OEMs I have seen have an aluminum...

All of the OEMs I have seen have an aluminum finish and 5 letter code. JD needles have a dull brass finish, no code and a colored top end--blue for lean and red for richer. Some of the JDs have one...
Forum: Americas 09-09-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 25,291
Views: 2,029,054
Posted By renogeorge
The clever (?) namecalling is exactly what I'm...

The clever (?) namecalling is exactly what I'm talking about. Classy!
Forum: Americas 09-09-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 25,291
Views: 2,029,054
Posted By renogeorge
You must have reading comprehension issues. I...

You must have reading comprehension issues. I love Mexico. Anyone not a part of your little "blog" is a" newcomer". That kinda says it all. Thanks for letting us visit your country.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-08-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By renogeorge
SAS, cannister, left side muffler, air box, ABS,...

SAS, cannister, left side muffler, air box, ABS, crash bars, center stand, front disc/caliper, passenger pegs.....How far do you want to go. Search a little, read a lot.

FWIW
Forum: Americas 09-08-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25,291
Views: 2,029,054
Posted By renogeorge
Thanks for that clarification Tom.. But I will be...

Thanks for that clarification Tom.. But I will be sticking to my Tecate. But I'd love to try some along with the asada tacos next time I am through. I owe you a Triumph hat too...
Forum: Americas 09-08-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25,291
Views: 2,029,054
Posted By renogeorge
All the inside jokes are lost on me. What can...

All the inside jokes are lost on me. What can you expect of a Tecate Roja drinker. I wouldn't know your fancy tequilas from chain lube.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-08-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,615
Posted By renogeorge
Seems like there is a How to posted. It's not...

Seems like there is a How to posted. It's not complicated. Wire looms are unplug and play. Gotta get the brake lines and speedo sensor. Decide what you want for front brakes--single, dual, etc.
...
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