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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 02:43 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 37,420
Posted By ridewestKTM
Post adjustment

It's been an arduous time.
First note: The little plastic rivets push the core in to release - then on assembly take the core out and push them in, not obvious for me.

Adjusting the valves. Way...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 37,420
Posted By ridewestKTM
last couple

Oh bummer! That's terrible.

Well for those who will adjust valves. Put it at TDC, zip-tie the cam chain to the cam sprockets, remove tensioner, and remove cam bridge. Cams can move out of the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 37,420
Posted By ridewestKTM
Cleared break-in

I have just started the valve adjustment.
I am very disappointed in the bike - more later. For now I have determined the cause of the "clack" coming from the engine. I thought-hoped- it was excess...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 37,420
Posted By ridewestKTM
filter

I suppose they came in with or just after bikes. The dealer where I bought my 390 seems to have just got them. None of the dealers and official KTM parts shops I contacted 5 days ago had them. Its...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 37,420
Posted By ridewestKTM
filter?

I can't find an oil filter for the bike. Any one know where to find one. I know the # its 90138015000 and doesn't seem to cross to anything.
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,846
Posted By ridewestKTM
Rc390

I feel KTM makes the best bikes in the world. My 950 adv is a high water mark for any class ever and my 200 (sold) was the best off-road bike I have ever owned. Am I dissipointed with this 390? Yes a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,846
Posted By ridewestKTM
Ride report RC390

Looks like a creamcicle right?:

Here's my first ride report. I gave up my Honda CBR250R so I will make some comparisons to it. First I need to point out it has a 7k rpm break in limit. It has...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-17-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,221
Posted By ridewestKTM
I'll jump in here

If the 1050 is a 990/950 then I would want one for the transmission. Even tho the top to bottom ratio is only 3.02 that is way better than the 1190 at 2.8 as I recall. Also a selling point for the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,661
Posted By ridewestKTM
This is due to and interlock

What I do is cycle on and off a few times to fill the carb's - your Honda may have a shorter "on" time before interlock. The KTMs will cycle the pump for a few seconds and fill empty carbs after a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,661
Posted By ridewestKTM
pump speed

Yes gefr is right, regarding the pump going slower. Not a concern, the pump can cycle a few times a second and keep up with WOT operation - I did the math. Dr. Beans device should operate almost...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-09-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By ridewestKTM
Me

I miss that feature - yes on a Honda. It allows for bringing up oil pressure before starting engine. A very good practice after oil changes.
I never thought it was a bad idea, but I guess one...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,298
Posted By ridewestKTM
Now that's a ride report!!!

Photos are fantastic!!
Edward: say hi sometime K?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-21-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,398
Posted By ridewestKTM
It's a thought

In the old days progressive fell from favor, but now with multi-rate damping - should be revistited.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-20-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,625
Posted By ridewestKTM
Now I Know

How many KTM Adv owners have moved from one extreme climate to another. Well I don't know but I am one. I moved my 05 950 Adv from a cold dry climate to a hot humid one, 2 yrs ago. Nylon swells...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-20-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,398
Posted By ridewestKTM
Today's Fork work

Years ago I bought new springs. I can't remember the weight but they were suposed to be the heaviest that doesn't require cutting the plastic ribs on the damping rod. Also about the same time I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-19-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,342
Posted By ridewestKTM
FET install

Oh it's been so long since I've done this, but it is a good solution.

Ignoring the resistors for a second. Blue/black goes into the pump body (coil) Wire coming out of the body goes to the center...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-12-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By ridewestKTM
Sorry to say

airjammer:
I came to Houston, for the same reasons, about 20 mo ago from Idaho. I had the same questions. I had a couple KTM EXCs and my KTM 950 Adventure. After a little research while still in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-18-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,170
Posted By ridewestKTM
An odd answer

OK odd- but this is a fact. My 05 would miss a beat here and there, not so bad to worry until I dropped it 3 times in 5 minutes (mud). This was just last spring -40k mi. Then it would miss a beat...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-03-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,197
Posted By ridewestKTM
East TX ride

I agree with the above. Jump on the E-TX450 route. I have ridden the south to east section (Starting at Moscow TX) I found this to be the best I have found in TX since I came here 18mo ago. The...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-09-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,906
Posted By ridewestKTM
Don't Come here!

There's nothing here to ride - let me know when you're gona go and want company.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-09-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,906
Posted By ridewestKTM
Pulling tall gearing

Good to know. I feel the 950 gets away with not-so-wide gearbox for the same reason, pulls low rpm better than expected. The one time it "flamed out" I dropped it - I hate it when that happens. ...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-08-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,906
Posted By ridewestKTM
Thanks

It's nice seeing riders taking an analitical view.
I found the same numbers I know it wasn't a typo.
I really like wide spread gearboxes. I find my 950's a bit short of range. So I have two...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-08-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,906
Posted By ridewestKTM
confirmed?

The top to bottom ratio seems to small for a 6 speed bike of the size. Have you confirmed the numbers with a test?
By the numbers (I got them too so I am not sugesting your records) top to bottom...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,678
Posted By ridewestKTM
wow looks fun

I wish I could have been there.:eek1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-23-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By ridewestKTM
plug the SAS

If you mean plug the tube that goes to the air box?
IMO
You likely can, might cause a future failure of the little valves (which you don't care about) under the covers but - While I'm all for...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-23-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,430
Posted By ridewestKTM
One thing

I had a similar situation. Bought a dirt bike and at the time you did not need to transfer the title to get dirt sticker. Then the law changed and the title had gone missing and the seller went...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-23-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By ridewestKTM
New to the area

I just about didn't reply then I noticed you said you had a Uly. So perhaps you might need to know what's out there.
A yr agao I did the same thing - mentioned I was coming to TX and wanted to...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-22-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,938
Posted By ridewestKTM
Idahosam in TX?!

Hey:
Did you bring any ID with ya. Man I sure miss the riding. For me it's kinda like going to mars except hot. Not only can't I find adv riding no one speaks the language. "What do you ride?" ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-28-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 73,655
Posted By ridewestKTM
project engine

2 cyl two stroke. Don't need ignitions, carbs or exhausts. Sounds like Floorpoor's are too good.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-27-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 73,655
Posted By ridewestKTM
Something else

Can anyone find me 1 or 2 trashed snowmobile engines?:ear
I don't get much riding down here so might as well get some projects started. I can move them with stuff.
Speaking of moving and not...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-27-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 73,655
Posted By ridewestKTM
re chain saw

I have (in IF) a chainsaw/back-pack I configured. saw drops off with a pull of a lever and goes back on as easy. Come get it later this month? I don't know exactly when I'll be up there but that's...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-22-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By ridewestKTM
carbon canister is full

If you haven't removed the canister it will cause abrupt stalls if you over fill the tank(s)
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-22-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 91,648
Views: 4,794,828
Posted By ridewestKTM
visit

That works with my schedule. FYI if you are talking about the cycle shop in Katy it's Wild West. Sorry but they are plumb-out of KTM990s so there's not much to look at - oh I guess they have a few...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-21-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,344
Posted By ridewestKTM
Concept?

The Suzuki is a concept bike? I could swear I just saw one yesterday. What ever I saw I couldn't identify and then I saw this Suzuki and figured that was it. Now I am puzzled again. It was blue...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-21-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 91,648
Views: 4,794,828
Posted By ridewestKTM
That would be great

Few people down here even understand the concept of adventure riding - it be great to have a visiter that gets it, and can chat about it -if you want. We will have to watch the schedule - I'll be...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-20-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 91,648
Views: 4,794,828
Posted By ridewestKTM
Better Late than Never

I just wanted to thank JT for the great cookout last weeknd, and mention it was very much a great pleasure to meet all you NWAR adv-riders. :clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-05-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,140
Posted By ridewestKTM
Similar to first engagement

Normal (as all have said) but just like the harshness when putting it in gear after start up if you blip the throtle a couple times and just as you let it go back to idle click it in. Seems to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-05-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By ridewestKTM
fuel drip

[QUOTE=randel;21330519]Can somebody point out possible solution for this problem?
When replacing fuel pump on my 950 SE I discovered that fuel is dipping from front cylinder vent hose. What can...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-04-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 73,655
Posted By ridewestKTM
Flag Ranch

Almost never
One of my friends who doesn't ride goes to the start of the road on Memorial Day weekend to camp. Often he can't even get to the start
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-27-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,487
Posted By ridewestKTM
diode fix

Sorry it didn't work. Having one to cut open mad it possible to know exactly where to cut. Also if I had it in hand I could have taken pictures. Oh well nothig ventured..
And true the pump itself...
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