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Forum: Orange Crush 02-14-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,779
Posted By mongo
Losse is better

most every one I Know that is a mechanics say a loose valve is a happy valve.
That said too loose is just that But if I had to pick .004 or .008 and those are the choices I would go with the .oo4...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-13-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,779
Posted By mongo
Don't "stone"

Hipster
Do not try to thin your shims,I assume that what you're thinking.

The shims have a hard face on them and you do not need to have a exact spec.

The thing here is a "range of...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-12-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,779
Posted By mongo
No

No I have a 2007 990 Adventure S It is Blue & Orange with the Toreg Tribesman ( the Dakar Man in orange on the tank).Plus I wouldn't wick it up on Gateway, way too many bad possibility's (Tickets,Or...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-12-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,779
Posted By mongo
Engine locking bolt

Oh great point I have to agree with that, also as it is only a couple bucks and you'll Need it to be sure you get an accurate adjustment.

Also one of my friends welded up a bolt on the end of a...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-12-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,779
Posted By mongo
Valve adjustment

I think the worst or hardest thing about doing a valve adjustment on the Adventures is the time and hassle to get all the tanks, plastic,carbs out of the air box and finally you get to remove...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-12-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,779
Posted By mongo
One thing I wanted to add here is another reason...

One thing I wanted to add here is another reason (and the others are correct also,)but what also causes the valves to tighten is not wear as much as as the valve "seats" & it raises the valve stem....
Forum: Orange Crush 02-10-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,779
Posted By mongo
The adjustment is according to KTM Factory Repair...

The adjustment is according to KTM Factory Repair Manual (off the CD) it says the valves should be adjusted at 1000 KM(1st service) (I think in miles that is around 700 miles) and then the next...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-15-2007, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,645
Posted By mongo
Slower Oil?

Maybe a little thicker oil and then open it up to let it(the oil in the forks) travel faster ,I have used this method before and it will make your forks move slower slower(If you leave the compresion...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-15-2007, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,645
Posted By mongo
Your right

Good reason to increase it, Mudguts.To keep all things even, makes good sense to me as "Keeping myself occupied....I have done that myself for no good reason other than we have the technology so...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-15-2007, 02:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By mongo
FI is better but carbs work too

I have a 05.5 950 and a 07 990 Both are S models and I think the FI improves what I thought was a perfect motorcycle!
Forum: Orange Crush 09-15-2007, 02:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,645
Posted By mongo
Why???

I just need to know why?

I am not trying to insult you but when you already have the insanely long travel of 245mm or around 11-12 inches is another 1/2to 3/4 going to really do anything that...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-12-2007, 01:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,430
Posted By mongo
The best out of the box ever!

I have owned alot of bikes and Shunt 4488 last paragraph is totally correct.
Alot of people will read into the little critiques that other's write and weight it heavely especially it seems if it is...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-08-2007, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,958
Posted By mongo
Suspension problems

I have a 2005.5 950 Adventure S and a 2007 990 Adventure S. Both have WP suspension on them and the 05.5 is a little shorter (less travel) but that really dosn't affect what is going on here.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-08-2007, 05:41 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,177
Posted By mongo
No Kidding

I don't want Mr. Renazco to raise the price of his seat (Unless materials and labor forces a cost increase). But that is one thing that in my opinion makes these seats so desireable.They are very...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-08-2007, 02:03 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,177
Posted By mongo
Renazco seats and our butts

I have had another maker of BMW sadles make me several very fine seats/saddles one on a GSPD in leather and one on a 1150 GS in Heavy grade marine vinyl,that come to mind and are of tractor seat...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-08-2007, 12:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,430
Posted By mongo
15 minute idle trick

he 15 minute idle trick will remap any exhaust can changes on the 990's but I don't think it would have helped the engine stopping thing. I have a 950 and a 990 and Fortunately!!Have not had this...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-19-2007, 04:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By mongo
crash bars from KTM!

I have the Hepco Becker Type crash bars from KTM hard parts catalog.
I think they look great with the luggage bars/mounts without the luggage attached, kind of like a exo-skeleton.
I think if you...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-26-2007, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 115,625
Posted By mongo
950 Ktm

I own a 2005 950 S KTM Adventure and I love it I am getting a 2007 990 S KTM Adventure

I would have to say that the 950 Adventure S is a wonderful motorcycle and I love it I was thinking of...
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2007, 04:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,964
Posted By mongo
08 Klr

I heard that the 08 KLR is alot different than the early ones (07 and older )

But what is the differance? I know they re-routed the rear brake lines and some other things. Plus I know they have...
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,964
Posted By mongo
No I ride with a few as long as they have their...

No I ride with a few as long as they have their sub-chapter card for APRUS that KLR riders have if they don't own a BMW.
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2007, 10:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,964
Posted By mongo
Best bike for everything dosn't exist!

Dirtoligist,
I currently own all three of the bikes your looking at /considering.(Except the KLR.I never have or will own one, but have ridden many of them alot of miles)
The BMW GSPD? If the peg...
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2007, 09:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,010
Posted By mongo
What is your bike that is 27 years old? Just...

What is your bike that is 27 years old? Just curious.....
...
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2007, 07:23 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 134,623
Posted By mongo
What is that a credit card? APRUS? Mastercard or...

What is that a credit card? APRUS? Mastercard or Visa?
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2007, 11:18 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 134,623
Posted By mongo
Your right ...some how I got the wrong valve...

Your right ...some how I got the wrong valve adjustment inteval in my mind.But back on point of ease of maintanence!....
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2007, 10:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,010
Posted By mongo
I want to buy my used bike(s)

I try to keep my bikes anal retentive cleaner than clean shape and maintained the same.Cleaner than when I bought it new!!!

I'll have people ask me if my bike is new or did you just get it? Or...
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2007, 10:06 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 134,623
Posted By mongo
SnomoScramblow

Flat Black Rat Way cool snow mobile!!!!!!!

I didn't comment on the blackout 07----- The woody wheels look great!!!

No---- the whole bike looks great!!!!! Really good look!!!
Try Pirrelli...
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2007, 11:37 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 134,623
Posted By mongo
Triumph 900 Scrambler /don't like to smile?

I have multipile motercycles right now(8). I don't want to brag about all of them, how good each is etc;But I will say I bought a new 2007 Triumph Scrambler 900 on March 31st 2007 and I have not...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-12-2005, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By mongo
Hummm.....seems like if I was going to the track...

Hummm.....seems like if I was going to the track I would want a different bike,tires and suspension....But if you must..... don't stiffen things up so much that you do not have any static sag when...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2004, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,796
Posted By mongo
I hope BMW will take care of you when/if your...

I hope BMW will take care of you when/if your clutches fail or will they blame you for "Abuse" as they did my friend when his 2002 1150GS clutch failed and took the input shaft out of the...
Forum: Racing 12-24-2004, 06:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,930
Posted By mongo
Thumbs down Holy Crap!!!!!! OLN will most likely be...

Holy Crap!!!!!!

OLN will most likely be better coverage than NascarTV/ooops speed TV But I hope your wrong Oh how I hope......
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2004, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 698
Posted By mongo
Sure there is but it isn't a 1200GS it is a 650GS...

Sure there is but it isn't a 1200GS it is a 650GS

They offer a 650 Paris Dakar GS Honest....But Think about it $10,000 for a 2004-2005 GS1200 when the plain/regular one costs $6,000. more
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2004, 06:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,107
Posted By mongo
I wanted to look on here to see if anyone had the...

I wanted to look on here to see if anyone had the same problem as Trackers Friend...He is mine also and dosn't spend near the time online that Tracker does.
Since Tracker has been banned from this...
Forum: Face plant 06-01-2003, 10:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,403
Posted By mongo
Tracker report....

Went over to check on the Tracker today....Wow...Cyborg Eye...Scary.You know that real red "white" of your eye, not the "Stoned or Bloodshot" red, but totally red red! Like the Redmenace Bike color...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2003, 11:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,353
Posted By mongo
Nice Ride Tracker you Dog!

Wow!!!! I am sorry I Missed this day ride, Not to bad for a short trip up into the Cascades.(Great pictures,super shots)

One note for other's not from Oregon: Mount Bachlor Usually has snow on it...
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2002, 01:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,890
Posted By mongo
Tracker, Is that a dart board in your garage?...

Tracker,
Is that a dart board in your garage? Do you play darts?
I thought you were in an English Pub for a minute.

I have Irfranview installed and it is easy to pick up, and works good for web...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2002, 03:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,456
Posted By mongo
Engine life is related to many things and sucking...

Engine life is related to many things and sucking in dirt is one.I think that a properly oiled and installed K&N air filter will give you good air flow and I use them in one truck and in one Bke and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2002, 03:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By mongo
Gerg..... what does putting shocks on have to do...

Gerg..... what does putting shocks on have to do with the side stand?are you thinking it will raise it so much it would tip over?

The Ohlins raised my 2001 GS 1150 a little but only cause it was...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2002, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 789
Posted By mongo
If you Go with stock American import plastic...

If you Go with stock American import plastic ones, they cost the dealer around $350-$400 I think import(to America) bikes already have the mount bar and buddy pegs.I do not know if the Euro spec GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2002, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By mongo
My buddy just got the rear Tourance in that was...

My buddy just got the rear Tourance in that was on back order so, I bought his set since he put T-66's on. He figured they were going to stay on back order for awhile.But he told me that Parts...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2002, 11:28 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,985
Posted By mongo
I got them at G&G Cycle in Albany, Oregon Gary...

I got them at G&G Cycle in Albany, Oregon Gary Forster is the owner and it is a KTM,VOR,&Husaberg dealer.Also Snapper lawn mowers. One of those old fasioned motorcycle shops owned and operated like a...
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