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Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 43,857
Posted By ridewestKTM
updates

If you get one make sure the little steel tubing guide stays in place on the lower left, inside fairing. It is held by sticky tape and it keeps the vent hoses from burning on the pipe.

With the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 104,031
Posted By ridewestKTM
wiring dia

Great I think that will help. Thanks -:clap I have one ordered too but I need to find the problem soon.
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 104,031
Posted By ridewestKTM
Wiring diagram

Thanks - but there isn't a wiring diagram. Seems to be engine only
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 104,031
Posted By ridewestKTM
Thanks Service is reset. Noise is so...

Thanks
Service is reset.
Noise is so subjective I still wonder. But no doubt it, my N light is goofed up. I need to get a wiring diagram to determine if its a connector or a logic.
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 104,031
Posted By ridewestKTM
390 Question

Side note first - thoughts on merging RC and Duke? I'd like it.

I mentioned this in RC thread. I would really like to hear from 390 owners.
1. Does your Neutral Light come on whenever you...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 104,031
Posted By ridewestKTM
not surprised

I would think this would clear up the low speed miss that I experience with my RC.
thanks for sharing this.
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 43,857
Posted By ridewestKTM
another week with the RC

After riding to work for a week I realize that my optimism with the klack being gone was in error. Perhaps it was the lack of chin farring that made it sound quieter when I first made an assesment. ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 43,857
Posted By ridewestKTM
vibration

low end some at 6000 7000 just a little bit in the foot pegs at 7500 silky smooth as you approach shift point some in bars and foot pegs.
At least what I could tell.
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 43,857
Posted By ridewestKTM
Today's outing

I rode it about 200mi today. Other than a brief moment that it decided to not run I had a good time. It didn't come to a full stop but I thought it was. Why was it dying? I have no idea. The...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 43,857
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: 283
Views: 43,857
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: 283
Views: 43,857
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: 283
Views: 43,857
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: 283
Views: 43,857
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: 6,327
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: 6,327
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: 115
Views: 13,339
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: 1,714
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: 1,714
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: 785
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: 11,668
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: 3,507
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: 9,739
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: 3,507
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: 10,552
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: 738
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: 2,243
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: 1,275
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: 8,435
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: 8,435
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: 8,435
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: 8,435
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: 2,708
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: 669
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: 1,474
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: 740
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: 2,021
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: 1,047
Views: 75,447
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: 1,047
Views: 75,447
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: 1,047
Views: 75,447
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...
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