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Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 1,567,504
Posted By Jhon
Try cleaning the bobbins between the disc outer...

Try cleaning the bobbins between the disc outer ring and inner. Over time dirt and dust builds up reducing clearances and binding the disc outer. As it heats up in use and expands it cannot float...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 1,567,504
Posted By Jhon
It's pretty straightforward, just takes a bit of...

It's pretty straightforward, just takes a bit of time and effort. I'm assuming that your other bike has a similar disc set-up to the KTM; semi-floating discs rather than solid one-piece items.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2011, 03:50 AM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 1,567,504
Posted By Jhon
Anyone experiencing what feels like warped discs?...

Anyone experiencing what feels like warped discs? It's worth deglazing the disc and thoroughly cleaning and spinning the bobbins, allowing the disc to 'float' again.
Braking is smooooth and linear...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2010, 05:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,048
Posted By Jhon
+1 on that. If you can, try and take one for a...

+1 on that. If you can, try and take one for a decent run - one of the things that frustrated me most with my Monster was the way that the seat cants you forward in to the tank. Crushed nuts result....
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2010, 02:33 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 23,849
Posted By Jhon
Do you have a link to an article where they...

Do you have a link to an article where they actually admit that? :ear

I'd love to read it.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By Jhon
Hi Three Dawg, yeah it's a real pisser and not an...

Hi Three Dawg, yeah it's a real pisser and not an uncommon fault. The same thing happened on my '94 model. I had a new clutch and seals fitted and it was OK for about a 1000 miles, then the staining...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2,478
Views: 636,137
Posted By Jhon
Spooky! geg - you are a man of great taste...

Spooky!

geg - you are a man of great taste and discernment. :D
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2010, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2,478
Views: 636,137
Posted By Jhon
A bit late to this fine thread - my missus is...

A bit late to this fine thread - my missus is currently enjoying this '95 M900.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb113/johnmacmat/2009_0629june20090033.jpg

I can't wait for dry roads and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,970
Posted By Jhon
It's distinctive, I'll give you that. ...

It's distinctive, I'll give you that.

Personally I prefer the look of the original; the proportions just don't seem right.

I think it's to do with the 'depth' of the bike behind the motor....
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2009, 06:57 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,925
Posted By Jhon
Hi Ray, I can highly recommend this, it will...

Hi Ray, I can highly recommend this, it will inspire and entertain you.

http://www.biker-gifts.co.uk/picts/video/britten_story.jpg

Not available as a DVD unfortunately, but worth dusting off...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,135
Posted By Jhon
If you're tall the Monster can seem a bit cramped...

If you're tall the Monster can seem a bit cramped and the seat slides you forward in to the tank and crushes your nuts. It's really quite a 'small' bike.
Try a decent run on one before you buy.
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 56,747
Posted By Jhon
Here's a few pics of the wife's '94 M900. The...

Here's a few pics of the wife's '94 M900. The mods are mostly cosmetic - it's great what you can achieve with a long winter, a file and a tin of paint.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 1,567,504
Posted By Jhon
Quietest aftermarket cans for a 950?

For those of you that have researched or fitted aftermarket cans, I'd like your opinion which produce closest to stock sound levels (particularly at the lower end of the rev range.)

I'd like the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By Jhon
Here's another 'ass-thetically' challenged...

Here's another 'ass-thetically' challenged example, where the designer's vision resulted in poor sales of what is really rather a fine motorcycle.
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2009, 07:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By Jhon
:nod I think the designers of these two must...

:nod
I think the designers of these two must have worked on the production set of 'A Bug's Life' :D
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/upload/996/images/20050208_2033-01.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By Jhon
I disliked the trend towards fussy overly...

I disliked the trend towards fussy overly complicated design, especially when it didn't appear to perform any useful function.

Not sure if this example can be regarded as 'modern', but this was...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,195
Posted By Jhon
Fixed? :D You're right. I was thinking back...

Fixed? :D

You're right. I was thinking back to my days of ironhead Sportsters. I distinctly remember lifting the pushrod tunnels and adjusting the clearance until the pushrods just spun freely.
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,195
Posted By Jhon
I'm not aware of any motorcycle engines that use...

I'm not aware of any motorcycle engines that use hydraulic lifters.

I know that hydraulic lifters don't work well at high revs. If I recall correctly on the V8 engines that I worked with, the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2009, 05:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By Jhon
I liked the Sync's, they just didn't seem to last...

I liked the Sync's, they just didn't seem to last long enough.

I've got a pair of the 2CT's on now and I'm happy with them. Too early to say how they're going to last but grip and feel are both...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2008, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,398
Posted By Jhon
If it's only happening when the air is cold and...

If it's only happening when the air is cold and damp this would be my guess also.

Before stripping the carb down, if you can wait, try the bike on a day when the humidity is low. If the bike runs...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 1,567,504
Posted By Jhon
It's winter here too. I'm sooo missing riding it....

It's winter here too. I'm sooo missing riding it. :bluduh

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb113/johnmacmat/2008_1115KTM0003-1.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 1,567,504
Posted By Jhon
Cool. I ran ironhead Sportys for a few years and...

Cool. I ran ironhead Sportys for a few years and at the time they gave me the same buzz that I get from the KTM.

Now, the SM is in a different league but they share a few similar DNA strands.
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 1,567,504
Posted By Jhon
Uh, what was the question? I see it now,...

Uh, what was the question?

I see it now, it's just that all these other posts made some reference to KTM product. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 1,567,504
Posted By Jhon
Nice post dog rocket, but what does it have to do...

Nice post dog rocket, but what does it have to do with the 950SM?

:dunno
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2008, 07:36 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 80,652
Posted By Jhon
Personally I think its ugly and Harley has...

Personally I think its ugly and Harley has really missed the mark; stylistically its a mess.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,298
Posted By Jhon
You've done a nice job so far. Satin black for...

You've done a nice job so far. Satin black for the wheels would be a safe option, but an overall black look would make it look a bit.... dull. Understated, classy even, but still a bit drab.

If...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2008, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 1,567,504
Posted By Jhon
:nod You can't really see the clearance from that...

:nod You can't really see the clearance from that angle.

When I had the rear shock off I measured the length that the unit would be fully compressed. I then pivoted the swinging arm in the bike,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 1,567,504
Posted By Jhon
I'm exhausted..

The nights are long and dark here now so I've been busy hacking away in the garage. Here's some pics of a single can conversion I've fabricated from a Benelli 1130 TNT end can.

I've fired the bike...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2008, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 1,567,504
Posted By Jhon
It's a standard 2006. The outside temperature was...

It's a standard 2006. The outside temperature was about 8 deg C (which is about 46F) and the air felt quite damp (when it wasn't just plain raining).

I've experienced carb-icing on our Ducati...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 1,567,504
Posted By Jhon
Lost my clutch lever action about thirty miles...

Lost my clutch lever action about thirty miles from home the other day. It was possible to shift up and down the box fairly smoothly, but coming up to junctions anticipating openings in the traffic...
Forum: The Garage 10-16-2008, 01:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By Jhon
A feasible scenario, and a great explanation. ...

A feasible scenario, and a great explanation.

Thanks :thumb
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2008, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By Jhon
Don't worry, I was only joshing. :D ...

Don't worry, I was only joshing. :D



:scratch

You'll need to explain Bueller, 'coz I'm not seeing that either.

I'm thinking that providing the cam doesn't move when the belt/chain...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2008, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By Jhon
Fool! Don't you know that the solvent in...

Fool!

Don't you know that the solvent in the correction fluid eats in to the belt. As soon as the engine heats up it embrittles the belt causing it to fail catastrophically and your pistons and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2008, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,200
Posted By Jhon
Great photos. :thumb The orange and black is...

Great photos. :thumb

The orange and black is my favourite too. (I think it's the KTM colours.:wink:)
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2008, 03:58 AM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 1,567,504
Posted By Jhon
I know the feeling! If you can't get a...

I know the feeling!

If you can't get a custom seat, try a pair of padded cycling shorts.

They're cheap and they work.
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 1,567,504
Posted By Jhon
Outrageous!

Outrageous!
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2008, 04:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,844
Posted By Jhon
Wow, me too. I was using the Sync's on my SM,...

Wow, me too. I was using the Sync's on my SM, only getting about 2500 miles from a rear and about 4000 from the front.

Good tyres, but I found the handling deteriorated as the shoulders on the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2008, 02:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,331
Posted By Jhon
Aye, I remember it from the 80's and it looks...

Aye, I remember it from the 80's and it looks fine on the original. I just don't think it works as well on the tribute bike.

Useful for putting your tinny down on, when you stop for a refreshment...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,331
Posted By Jhon
What's the can of Red Bull? Some kind of...

What's the can of Red Bull? Some kind of catch-tank or a measure of the power of advertising. Sheesh.

The bike looks well tasty; the only bit that doesn't quite work for me is around the lower...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2008, 03:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By Jhon
As an evolution of the classic Monster I like it....

As an evolution of the classic Monster I like it.

It still looks like it has that nut-crushing sloping seat/tank interface though. :bluduh
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