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Forum: Orange Crush 09-04-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
Thanks for the tip. I'll check the end play on...

Thanks for the tip. I'll check the end play on both boxes before i split the cases, sometime this winter...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-02-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
Thumbs down Well after 800 miles with the new engine I can...

Well after 800 miles with the new engine I can tell you if you're thinking about this swap, don't do it. The gearing is just wrong for the Adventure and like others have pointed out, changing the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-26-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
I missed the 950 6th gear a bit, found myself...

I missed the 950 6th gear a bit, found myself trying to shift up when there wasn't a higher gear, a few times. 5k rpm @ 75 mph with 17-42 gearing. I may do some single track later today, I'll report...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-25-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
I wish I could say I was fast, I've lost some of...

I wish I could say I was fast, I've lost some of what I had over the years. I used to turn wrenches for a living. Swapping this engine would have been done before lunch, 15 years ago..

The bike...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-25-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
New o-rings solved the fuel leak at the carbs. It...

New o-rings solved the fuel leak at the carbs. It wasn't easy finding six o-rings that are fuel compatible, on a Saturday morning. After buying an o-ring set from Napa and abandoning them because the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-24-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
The grean ground wire coming off the voltage...

The grean ground wire coming off the voltage regulator; where does it ground to? TIA
Forum: Orange Crush 08-24-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
Nope, no problem fitting the carbs. :norton ...

Nope, no problem fitting the carbs. :norton

Three main things I carried over from the old engine:


Coolant temp sensor in the rear head
Exhaust studs
Ignition trigger wheel

When I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,954,066
Posted By Cycletech
UTI - I get them all the time. Kidney stones so...

UTI - I get them all the time. Kidney stones so big they've taken one out through my back. Pissing out of your back is a new experience...

Drink water or clear fluids, rest, antibiotics, doctor,...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
It runs! Fired right up with no leaks, no...

It runs! Fired right up with no leaks, no rattles.

Developed a fuel leak at the brass spigot on the front carb that I'll try to fix tomorrow. I was planning on riding to work Sunday (VA to NC),...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
I know it's a compromise right now, something I...

I know it's a compromise right now, something I may need to revisit in the future. Goal for today is to get the bike back up and running. Plus, if I pulled the engine apart and had running issues...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
Old lump out, new lump should be here soon....

Old lump out, new lump should be here soon. :drums

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m154/cycletech/DSC09310_zps385cb791.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 08-21-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
Brents, thanks for the info.

Brents, thanks for the info.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-21-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
Motomedic, Thanks for the offer. The biggest...

Motomedic, Thanks for the offer. The biggest thing i have is 1 1/2. Sears has it, I'll go by and grab it.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-21-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By Cycletech
if the bead is seated all the way around, no need...

if the bead is seated all the way around, no need to inflate further. The pop generally happens when you introduce a large volume of air in a short amount of time. The wider the tire the more chance...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-21-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
Laugh Pulled the trigger on a used engine. I should...

Pulled the trigger on a used engine. I should have it tomorrow (a friend is picking it up) but might not have time to install it for a week. MUST the ignition trigger be swapped? I don't have a...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-21-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
The case has a valley eroded into it, probably...

The case has a valley eroded into it, probably from the cylinder/head not being torqued to spec. I'll try to take a better pic.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-21-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
I think I'll drop in a 990SM engine, there's 2 on...

I think I'll drop in a 990SM engine, there's 2 on fleabay right now. Thanks for the offer though!
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
My not so happy cylinder ...

My not so happy cylinder

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m154/cycletech/DSC09298_zpse8e27eb1.jpg

Gray area on the left = leaking. Shiny area on the right = no leaky
...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
That's the plan...:deal Cams look great though!...

That's the plan...:deal Cams look great though! :rofl
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
Broken top ring, worn cylinder, head gasket was...

Broken top ring, worn cylinder, head gasket was leaking, cases are worn at the base of the cylinder, valve guides worn, con rod bush is done.... :(:

I will try to take some pics later.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
Orangecicle, What air filter setup are you using?

Orangecicle, What air filter setup are you using?
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
Thanks for the tips, seems just like...

Thanks for the tips, seems just like pulling/installing a Ducati engine. I pulled the front head today with the engine in the bike.. It. is. not. pretty.. :cry
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
CRW, you da man! :clap

CRW, you da man! :clap
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
It would be nice to think a re-torque would cure...

It would be nice to think a re-torque would cure it. I'd be worried the gasket would be compromised and start to leak again when I'm in the middle of nowhere.

I'll pull the motor later today and...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-19-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
So here is my water pump shaft. No signs of the...

So here is my water pump shaft. No signs of the seal eating away at it.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m154/cycletech/KTMWPShaft_zpsb3ba6f35.jpg

No moisture hiding behind the clutch cover....
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
It's due for a rebuild, no question about that....

It's due for a rebuild, no question about that. Two different issues here that are getting mixed 1. engine needs overhaul 2. blowing coolant. I was putting off the overhaul until the 'off' season,...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
WP was done around 36'ish. No water in the oil,...

WP was done around 36'ish. No water in the oil, no oil in the water. It never overheated, just heated up higher than normal, maybe one bar more.

It's due for an overhaul, it's started puffing a...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
Guys, explain to me how the water pump can...

Guys, explain to me how the water pump can over-pressurize the cooling system and blow coolant out the overflow. The bike isn't overheating, just blowing coolant. Mileage is just under 45,000.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,253
Posted By Cycletech
Eek 950A with a blown headgasket? Update: Used engine going in

So before I get into this any further, I need some sage advice. A few months ago during an 800 mile day my 05 950 started blowing coolant. I didn't realize it at first, only when I got stuck trying...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-01-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By Cycletech
I need to pull the sprocket cover and verify I...

I need to pull the sprocket cover and verify I still have a 17 on the front. If so, maybe I'll try a 16/42. Next question... what 525 chain is a good one to get? I'm leaning towards the EK MVXZ. TIA
Forum: Orange Crush 04-01-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By Cycletech
Road sprockets; 41 or 42 rear?

Sold my FJR so my 950 is going to be my do-it-all bike this season. She's well passed due for chain and sprockets; any reason not to drop to a 41 rear from the stock 42? Maybe 200 rpm difference on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-22-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 29,735
Views: 1,585,837
Posted By Cycletech
Thanks, Guy. Your buddy up in NJ flaked on me...

Thanks, Guy. Your buddy up in NJ flaked on me...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-22-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 29,735
Views: 1,585,837
Posted By Cycletech
Cry Fun and fast FJR for sale.

Hey guys, if anyone is in the market for an FJR, PM me (I don't check in here often). It's an 06 with some good mods and 23k. Leo Vince, Power Commander, Bill Mayer, G2, Garmin 2820, Givi, tall...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-13-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 29,735
Views: 1,585,837
Posted By Cycletech
Free KTM 950 Rotors

I have a set of KTM 950 Adventure rotors that I'm going to toss. IIRC, one of them has a slight warp to it. If you want them, or know someone that could use them, lemme know. :deal
Forum: Old's Cool 11-26-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15,068
Views: 8,468,457
Posted By Cycletech
That's at the BMW Museum in Munich. I'd recognize...

That's at the BMW Museum in Munich. I'd recognize that big but girl anywhere! :evil
Forum: EMEA 11-02-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By Cycletech
I'm the same way when I go to D.C. for the day. I...

I'm the same way when I go to D.C. for the day. I watch other people us the machine, wait for a break, then try myself. I always end up with a few cents on my card at the end of the day...
Forum: EMEA 11-02-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By Cycletech
Thanks for the tips. I think Paris may have to...

Thanks for the tips. I think Paris may have to wait for another trip. The thought of driving in the city traffic doesn't draw me in. :eek1
Forum: EMEA 10-31-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By Cycletech
Laugh Germany for 10 days with no plans

My GF and I are headed to Germany for 10 days with little planning. I have to work the first 2 days, then it's all up in the air. I rented a car for the duration I thought about heading down to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-09-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3,991
Views: 943,988
Posted By Cycletech
I dug around a bit and came up with these: ...

I dug around a bit and came up with these:
http://www.benningtonmuseum.org/walloomsac-inn.html

http://preservationinpink.wordpress.com/2011/01/21/the-walloomsac-inn/
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-08-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3,991
Views: 943,988
Posted By Cycletech
Bennington, VT. The KTM is good a sniffing these...

Bennington, VT. The KTM is good a sniffing these places out. :wink:

http://filmisnotdead.smugmug.com/Street-Scenes/Street/i-xFx7Tzh/0/XL/KTM-VT-XL.jpg
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