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Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9,781
Views: 1,484,455
Posted By EastSideSM
Ok, so it was the oil pressure sensor! Not the...

Ok, so it was the oil pressure sensor! Not the base gaskets. Got lucky for once. Of course I did not have a 21 MM deep (but not too deep) socket and had to run to the store in mid repair. It sure is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,214
Posted By EastSideSM
Just the opposite, I CANNOT STAND DRIVING...

Just the opposite, I CANNOT STAND DRIVING AUTOMATICS. I feel disengaged from the experience and find it even worse in a car.
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By EastSideSM
I had a Suzuki DRZ SM when I lived in Honolulu a...

I had a Suzuki DRZ SM when I lived in Honolulu a few years back. It was a great island bike, the Duke would be even better!!!!! I would make sure you always lock it up though. Bike there have been...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9,781
Views: 1,484,455
Posted By EastSideSM
Pretty similar mileage here, only slightly lower....

Pretty similar mileage here, only slightly lower. And ditto on the filling it all the way up (but only if you are going to ride for a bit before stopping again.) Walter have you rejetted or is yours...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9,781
Views: 1,484,455
Posted By EastSideSM
I'll find out this weekend. i am hoping it is the...

I'll find out this weekend. i am hoping it is the oil sensor switch which apparently is not uncommon. I really hope it isn't the gaskets because I don't have the space and tools to do that particular...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-14-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,175
Posted By EastSideSM
Oops. Well, if there is someone that needs one...

Oops. Well, if there is someone that needs one that was responding to this, I have a few on hand. Same offer applies.

Every time i see an oil leak thread I have to look because I am currently...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-14-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,175
Posted By EastSideSM
Chuck, I have a few of these on hand. If you PM...

Chuck, I have a few of these on hand. If you PM me your address I'll stick one in an envelope for you. I'm in Rhode Island so you should get it in a couple of days.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-11-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,775
Posted By EastSideSM
46,000 smiles on my 950 SM. Valves have been in...

46,000 smiles on my 950 SM. Valves have been in spec at every check. It has not been without issues, but most of the common ones i.e., fuel pump, water pump, clacker er i mean starter torque limiter...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-08-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 73,349
Posted By EastSideSM
You spot another oil leak and pray it is the oil...

You spot another oil leak and pray it is the oil pressure switch and not the base gasket, but haven't had time yet to strip off the tank and airbox to find out, (fingers crossed).
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9,781
Views: 1,484,455
Posted By EastSideSM
Has anyone had to do their base gaskets yet? My...

Has anyone had to do their base gaskets yet? My front appears to be weeping. I need to make sure it isn't just the oil pressure switch or something less of a pain in the ass, I can't see it really...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-02-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,880
Posted By EastSideSM
Did the shifter have any "play" in it? Also the...

Did the shifter have any "play" in it? Also the clutch oil jet could be blocked as someone else mentioned. Either one of those would take just a few minutes to check and remedy if one is the culprit.
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,016
Posted By EastSideSM
What they all said. there are plenty of upright...

What they all said. there are plenty of upright bikes that have sport bike performance but are way more comfortable.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-01-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,880
Posted By EastSideSM
Just a thought, but maybe make sure your shifter...

Just a thought, but maybe make sure your shifter is getting loose. That has happened to me and will cause all kinds of weird things to happen including missed shifts etc. Just reach down and if there...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9,781
Views: 1,484,455
Posted By EastSideSM
Welcome to the club!!!!!

Welcome to the club!!!!!
Forum: Orange Crush 06-27-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 103,649
Posted By EastSideSM
I love my Wings!!!!

I love my Wings!!!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By EastSideSM
I think that is what I paid when I rented out...

I think that is what I paid when I rented out west.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By EastSideSM
Mine looks to be the same ( I have an SM and our...

Mine looks to be the same ( I have an SM and our headlights I believe are the same.) Mine definitely lights up but barely. It doesn't serve any real purpose other than look like the bulb is barely...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,157
Posted By EastSideSM
My bike is what some refer to as high...

My bike is what some refer to as high maintenance, but I don't give a shit. IT puts the biggest grin on my face every day, even after 45,000 miles. I also like the fact that no one else seems to know...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,120
Posted By EastSideSM
Same for me. I like music, but I like the sounds...

Same for me. I like music, but I like the sounds of the road when on the moto and also when I run I like to hear the birds and wind etc. I don't like listening to music while I am doing those things.
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,610
Posted By EastSideSM
Was it because it was one of the ugliest bikes...

Was it because it was one of the ugliest bikes ever made? :lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 06-23-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,013
Posted By EastSideSM
Buy it now!!!! For an SE that is a smoking deal....

Buy it now!!!! For an SE that is a smoking deal. 60,000 miles if maintained properly is NOT a lot of miles for an LC8. Mine is at 45,000 miles and valves are still in spec.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-18-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,347
Posted By EastSideSM
I use a stack of little round strong magnets,...

I use a stack of little round strong magnets, stick it on the filter end and presto-pullo, out it comes.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-17-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By EastSideSM
Sorry, my reading comprehension is poor...

Sorry, my reading comprehension is poor sometimes. I had installed the kit and it solved my leaky master. I should pay attention more better :lol3.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-17-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By EastSideSM
Did you pinch the line between the tank?

Did you pinch the line between the tank?
Forum: Orange Crush 06-17-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By EastSideSM
They come up from time to time. Keep looking....

They come up from time to time. Keep looking. Post over in 950 Super Moto Chronicles Thread to see if any of the inmates over there wants to sell theirs. I absolutely love mine. 45,000 smiles and...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-13-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By EastSideSM
Dude, $44.95 it is the master rebuild kit form...

Dude, $44.95 it is the master rebuild kit form KTMtwins.com. This is what you need.

http://www.ktmtwins.com/magura-ktm-lc8-690-10-5-master-cylinder-rebuild-kit
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,475
Posted By EastSideSM
KTM 950 SM. It is the most fun and versatile bike...

KTM 950 SM. It is the most fun and versatile bike I have owned yet. At 45,000 miles valves are still in spec (only once did they need a slight adjustment). I can ride it like a sport bike, a tourer,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,790
Posted By EastSideSM
I have met some of the most awesome people while...

I have met some of the most awesome people while riding or talking about motorcycles. I think forums like this and others tend to polarize people but on the road, I have mainly had very good...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,007
Posted By EastSideSM
I test rode a 950 SM at Scuderia West when they...

I test rode a 950 SM at Scuderia West when they first came out, I think 2005. At the time I had a Bandit 1200 and knew I couldn't afford the KTM, but really wanted to ride it. They demo bikes (or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,004
Posted By EastSideSM
Agreed. I don't see the big problem. It looks...

Agreed. I don't see the big problem. It looks like there is space between his bike and the next and on the other side of him for two more bikes if they park the way he is parking. Maybe he is right...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,004
Posted By EastSideSM
If you know what time he usually comes or goes, I...

If you know what time he usually comes or goes, I would suggest TALKING to him. Notes have a way of sounding kind of douchey, no matter how well intended they may be. Kind of how emails can be...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-29-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,791
Posted By EastSideSM
Yup, my 950 SM has about 45,000 miles and it has...

Yup, my 950 SM has about 45,000 miles and it has always used a bit of oil between changes, usually at least half a quart. It is the most oil I have seen any of my bikes consume. My suzukis and hondas...
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,263
Posted By EastSideSM
I would suggest that you stay in the car. Either...

I would suggest that you stay in the car. Either that or use your engineering prowess to build your own custom motorcycle. Problem solved.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-14-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 38,557
Posted By EastSideSM
That I don't have one!!!

That I don't have one!!!
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9,781
Views: 1,484,455
Posted By EastSideSM
No problem.

No problem.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,198
Posted By EastSideSM
I don't notice any difference but I am pretty...

I don't notice any difference but I am pretty ambidextrous. I write, and play tennis left handed, golf right handed, can bat right or left handed, play lacrosse either side, both right and left shots...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9,781
Views: 1,484,455
Posted By EastSideSM
I have one on DVD. Does your email have a size...

I have one on DVD. Does your email have a size limit? I have it at home saved as a PDF on my laptop. alternatively if I can find a cheap memory stick I can mail it to you if you PM me your address...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-12-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,903
Posted By EastSideSM
The 5/16 fit my 950 SM just fine!!! Quality...

The 5/16 fit my 950 SM just fine!!! Quality piece. They supplied extra o-rings and clamps as well.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-09-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,210
Posted By EastSideSM
I bought one of the QD pieces for my 950 SM. Easy...

I bought one of the QD pieces for my 950 SM. Easy installation, very nice quality piece. I ordered it in the afternoon and it arrived the very next day!!! (Even selecting UPS ground. I was pretty...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-08-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,370
Posted By EastSideSM
Yes, he is correct. Cliff's is the BEST KTM shop...

Yes, he is correct. Cliff's is the BEST KTM shop around here and probably just about anywhere. I made the mistake of taking my bike to one of the only other authorized KTM dealers in my area last...
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