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Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,590,044
Posted By EastSideSM
I would stay on this. This is not a cosmetic...

I would stay on this. This is not a cosmetic issue and rather a serious safety issue that was a KNOWN defect. The age of the bike shouldn't matter and the tank should be replaced by KTM. A number of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,590,044
Posted By EastSideSM
Check to make sure that your carbs are firmly...

Check to make sure that your carbs are firmly seated. I have had this happen. It will cause strange running conditions that are not consistent. If they are on firmly, you may want to give them a good...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,590,044
Posted By EastSideSM
This should be replaced under warranty. The tanks...

This should be replaced under warranty. The tanks are a known issue for I think 06-07?

Mine was replaced and I had about 10,000 miles at the time.
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,590,044
Posted By EastSideSM
Wow, for $40 I might try it. I have bought 2 OEM...

Wow, for $40 I might try it. I have bought 2 OEM at about $130 per I think.
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,585
Posted By EastSideSM
I had 2 Suzuki Bandits while I lived and worked...

I had 2 Suzuki Bandits while I lived and worked in San Francisco. And I didn't even come close to burning out a clutch. I think you are doing something wrong. :huh
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-02-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By EastSideSM
Stick with the stocker. I had 2 Shorais fail, one...

Stick with the stocker. I had 2 Shorais fail, one in the cold and one in the heat (my charging system is totally fine.)
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,035
Posted By EastSideSM
I have owned a few and none are what I consider...

I have owned a few and none are what I consider "soulless" except maybe the Bandit 600. Now the Bandit 1200 is a whole different story and is one bike I wish I still had. It was naked, tuned...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,590,044
Posted By EastSideSM
That is too easy!!!! (Wish I had thought of that,...

That is too easy!!!! (Wish I had thought of that, now I know how I am doing the next swap.)
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,590,044
Posted By EastSideSM
Or put some dawn dish soap in between. That...

Or put some dawn dish soap in between. That worked for me. It is a total bitch to get that off.
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,590,044
Posted By EastSideSM
PM me your address and I will look to see if I...

PM me your address and I will look to see if I still have some. I think I have a few in my tool bag. I will drop one of the o-rings in the mail to you if I do. I can let you know later when I am home...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,590,044
Posted By EastSideSM
Then I guess it was just the shitty dealer. Never...

Then I guess it was just the shitty dealer. Never going there again. The only good ealer around htese parts id Cliff's in Norfolk MA. They are awesome. I was trying to save a little time and take it...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,590,044
Posted By EastSideSM
Because after replacing the slave with an oberon...

Because after replacing the slave with an oberon and re-using the stock plastic backer, my clutch detonated on a trip. I am not sure if it was the shitty install (my master was failing apparently...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By EastSideSM
rig a smaller container above the carbs, gravity...

rig a smaller container above the carbs, gravity feed works. I would also replace or upgrade your fuel pump. If it is the original, 20,000 mi. is flirting with then end of its life. There is also a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,590,044
Posted By EastSideSM
Make sure you replace the plastic backer with an...

Make sure you replace the plastic backer with an aluminum one when you upgrade. it is well worth it. Don't ask how I know.:cry
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,590,044
Posted By EastSideSM
Um, yeah, my pins and washers came off at some...

Um, yeah, my pins and washers came off at some point. Ordered new bits a few months back and the experts at Cliff's put humpty dumpty back together when it was in for valve check.
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,686
Posted By EastSideSM
Try an FZ1.

Try an FZ1.
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,590,044
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, 12:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,317
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, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,355
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, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,590,044
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, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,590,044
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-14-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,442
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-14-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,442
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-11-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,384
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-08-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 82,267
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, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,590,044
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-02-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,583
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, 12:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,771
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-01-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,583
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, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,590,044
Posted By EastSideSM
Welcome to the club!!!!!

Welcome to the club!!!!!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-27-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 106,860
Posted By EastSideSM
I love my Wings!!!!

I love my Wings!!!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 918
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
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, 01:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,488
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, 09:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,641
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, 12:35 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,953
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-23-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,362
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-18-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,564
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-17-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-17-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,346
Posted By EastSideSM
Did you pinch the line between the tank?

Did you pinch the line between the tank?
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