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Forum: Orange Crush 08-19-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,582
Posted By Dustodust
I can always tell when its time for an oil change...

I can always tell when its time for an oil change when the clutch starts to get draggy in gear warmed up. Sure enough when I check the mileage there it is . goes away when fresh.

Changing the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By Dustodust
the Sun rims are soft as butter off the counter ...

the Sun rims are soft as butter off the counter
Takasago excell is soft as butter just out of the fridge,
IMO a wasted effort if doing all that, for a few bucks more you can get a decent rim
...
Forum: The Garage 08-14-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,348
Posted By Dustodust
you can plush up the initial stroke for trail...

you can plush up the initial stroke for trail riding easily by just shuffling shims in the base valve
beyond that it gets more complicated
controlling the ride height with springs is the right...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-12-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10,474
Views: 2,175,238
Posted By Dustodust
I changed the packing yarn in the FMF cans this...

I changed the packing yarn in the FMF cans this afternoon (about 50,000 miles)
cussed at the F. M. F'r clamp for a few minutes , that clamp sucks cheez wizz

slightly quieter
softer bark
Forum: Orange Crush 08-12-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By Dustodust
Its started the BMW nerds are creeping in...

Its started
the BMW nerds are creeping in already :rofl

they will be replacing the beer bottle openers in the tool kits with corkscrews in case they havent already
Forum: The Garage 08-07-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 223,859
Posted By Dustodust
I made these carbon fiber side cover/TPS...

I made these carbon fiber side cover/TPS protector for my 12 GS

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/101983905@N04/14354045550" title="old pics 1031 by DAVID MILLER, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-29-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By Dustodust
Fixing Scratched 950 Tachometer Lens

Before :
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/101983905@N04/14781234932" title="DSC01753 by DAVID MILLER, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5591/14781234932_3b6b2a30bf_o.jpg"...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-12-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By Dustodust
YMMV mileage varies wildly on a motorcycle...

YMMV

mileage varies wildly on a motorcycle !!!!

40 miles per tank variance is within normal
I get anywhere between 30 to 42 mpg
if its hot summer expect way less
off road, canyon racing,...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-12-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,021
Posted By Dustodust
why not low ball offer for that one in the...

why not low ball offer for that one in the storage locker :deal
if they have the title in hand they might be wanting to dump it

fly and ride

storage locker fees in CA are punitive
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,748
Posted By Dustodust
that depends upon the temperature of the water...

that depends upon the temperature of the water and mix included , how long it was mixed and the type of concrete used
typically concrete fully mixed for 6 to 10 minutes will start to lose...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By Dustodust
saw the vid IMO that slop if just fine just...

saw the vid
IMO that slop if just fine
just adjust and go

be sure you are at TDC compression stroke
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By Dustodust
I have never heard of valves getting looser as...

I have never heard of valves getting looser as they wear. They get tighter as the valve wears into the seat.
The only thing that would make it get looser is valve train damage, like cam...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By Dustodust
Name That Spring game show

:evil
Can anyone help me identify what weight this spring is ?

it is painted metallic black, marked " Eibach 6363-H " and 191808 on it , looks progressive
cant find it anywhere by google search...
Forum: Vendors 06-10-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 21,593
Posted By Dustodust
need more work done on another bike the first...

need more work done on another bike
the first set came out so good
sent e-mail
Forum: Orange Crush 05-31-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By Dustodust
this is very common also key switch...

this is very common

also key switch malfunction, especially with a lot of keys on the fob
Forum: Vendors 05-31-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,863
Posted By Dustodust
worse Most worthless tire on the planet it...

worse Most worthless tire on the planet
it would be lethal suicide to ride on a big bike at high speed with one of those basketballs

lookig forward to arrival of the 18" E07's
my only viable...
Forum: Vendors 05-26-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 145,972
Posted By Dustodust
Mine made it through 330 miles of dusty trail...

Mine made it through 330 miles of dusty trail this weekend, periods of light rain

performed flawless
good light, way better than the conventional halogen...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-17-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By Dustodust
I just welded some 2 inch square tubing to the...

I just welded some 2 inch square tubing to the the feet
Forum: Orange Crush 05-17-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,088
Posted By Dustodust
if its been a while since you have changed the...

if its been a while since you have changed the oil it would be a good time to do that
it makes a huge difference and effects the baseline damping adjustments
if the oil level and or viscosity is...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-17-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By Dustodust
beat me to it:lol3 be careful though there...

beat me to it:lol3

be careful though there is another circlip in there :
I remember doing it before just hazy now
http://142.0.244.174/shoponline/catalog/2004%2F03600350%2Egif
Forum: Orange Crush 05-17-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By Dustodust
gotta take the inner clutch cover off anyway. You...

gotta take the inner clutch cover off anyway. You can remove the circlip and tap it on thru the other side
heat helps because usually people loctite the crap outa the bolt and it runs into the...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-17-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Dustodust
LC4 thermoswitch is set for 80-85C part...

LC4 thermoswitch is set for 80-85C part #58035045000, LC8 is set for 120C , by the time it comes on it is already hot
Forum: Orange Crush 05-17-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Dustodust
sounds like the likely reason, you can get a...

sounds like the likely reason, you can get a lower temp switch from an LC4 while you are at it

worse case scenario is no circulation in the radiator not allowing the switch to get the heat to it...
Forum: Vendors 05-11-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 21,593
Posted By Dustodust
Got my forks and shock done saturday drove the...

Got my forks and shock done saturday
drove the 200 miles each way and it was worth it
Alex has a nice shop set up and I can tell he did it right as I got to watch
<a...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-09-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,272
Posted By Dustodust
no matter what if you lower the suspension it...

no matter what if you lower the suspension it compromises the suspension geometry

if the fulcrum ratio starting point of the swingarm is beyond the usable range handling will suffer seriously
...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-09-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Dustodust
best one I have found if just changing the oil...

best one I have found if just changing the oil :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glG3gUjxjEU

also , pry out the dust wiper and clean behind it, Then run some 35 mm film under the inner oil seal

I...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-09-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,101
Posted By Dustodust
when is the last time you cleaned your oil tank...

when is the last time you cleaned your oil tank suction screen (#18)?
It's a good idea to change the grommet (#19)while in there.
http://142.0.244.174/shoponline/catalog/2004%2F04600380%2Egif
...
Forum: Vendors 05-08-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 21,593
Posted By Dustodust
PM replied did you get my PM ? looking...

PM replied
did you get my PM ?
looking forward to the appointment !
thank you so much for accomodating my riding schedule

so nice having fresh getaway sticks
will bring forks and shock
...
Forum: Vendors 05-02-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 21,593
Posted By Dustodust
Its about time for a shock service on the old 950...

Its about time for a shock service on the old 950

are you ever in saturday ?
im almost close enough or should I just figure on shipping
like most of us : gotta work
Forum: Vendors 05-01-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 145,972
Posted By Dustodust
I got mine fitted to my 04 KTM EXC dual sport ...

I got mine fitted to my 04 KTM EXC dual sport
it shipped quick, no fuss
It fit in my glass UFO EXC rectangle easily with a little trim of the rubber boot ,
I cut the plugs out and added bulet...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-20-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By Dustodust
I got the Oberon and the aluminum back up plate...

I got the Oberon and the aluminum back up plate to get rid of the stock plastic goofer
works great

I think CJdesigns has them in stock
...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-20-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By Dustodust
Inside Line Moto

Inside Line Moto
Forum: Vendors 04-18-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 145,972
Posted By Dustodust
no problem, I do a lot of fabricating so I should...

no problem, I do a lot of fabricating so I should be able to make it work. If all it needs is more space behind the headlight, (like the D1S HID retrofit), I do that with four stock rubber straps...
Forum: Vendors 04-17-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 145,972
Posted By Dustodust
I just ordered the LED H4 for my 04 525 EXC DC...

I just ordered the LED H4 for my 04 525 EXC DC powered with stock glass rectangle housing
excited to try it out
can hardly wait

will report back
I love innovations
I was one of the first to...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-04-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By Dustodust
Rekluse has a 9xx Slave ?

Just noticed this product : http://rekluse.mybigcommerce.com/products/KTM-950%7B47%7D990-LC8-EXP-clutch-%2703%252b-%28PRE-ORDER-NOW%29-.html
looks pretty good
havent heard about it yet


Has...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-22-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,069
Posted By Dustodust
I used to ride nothing but the red chicken wings...

I used to ride nothing but the red chicken wings but now having drank the orange kool aid I cant go back
I look at hondas now and think "My Gawd how did I ever fall in love with that big boned nag"...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-11-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,200
Posted By Dustodust
I just grease em now and then suckers last...

I just grease em now and then
suckers last forever that way
saves having to beat up the hub too

grease injection needle w/zirk on a grease gun

...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-09-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,673
Posted By Dustodust
BTW best of fortune to you on your RTW, Bravo !...

BTW best of fortune to you on your RTW, Bravo ! I'm jealous
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,720
Posted By Dustodust
dittos also in case some dont know;when...

dittos

also in case some dont know;when soldering electronic components such as a LED or tiny relay you should use a special low watt soldering iron, small diameter solder and a heat sink, I use...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-09-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,673
Posted By Dustodust
off on a rabbit trail , but this "fretting" would...

off on a rabbit trail , but this "fretting" would also explain why a softer dirt bike side cover made of polyurethane will cut into an aluminum muffler or aluminum subframe :
According to this...
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