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Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2014, 01:52 PM
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Posted By angustoyou
Nice how to for the forks. I had the damper...

Nice how to for the forks.

I had the damper rod sticking too, just clagged up with old oil and gunk when I bought the bike.

I should have done the job properly and stripped it right down, now...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2014, 02:33 AM
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Posted By angustoyou
Tidy job. But why?

Tidy job. But why?
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2013, 09:37 AM
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Posted By angustoyou
You're unlucky. I have on '06 SM, 20,000...

You're unlucky.

I have on '06 SM, 20,000 miles, original fuel pump, original water pump, original clutch slave, original oil sight tube......

Spare points in the toolbag, oil and filter every...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2013, 06:16 AM
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Posted By angustoyou
Weight loss is good, but decreasing braking...

Weight loss is good, but decreasing braking capability reduces performance, and that's the opposite of an improvement to me. If your brakes feel grabby, there are plenty of pad options out there to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2013, 11:11 AM
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Posted By angustoyou
Installed my bleeders as the first mod to the...

Installed my bleeders as the first mod to the bike when I got it. I think that they are a requirement for any long travel fork, and why they are not a factory fit is beyond me. Same for a lot of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2013, 10:52 AM
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Posted By angustoyou
Question Originally Posted by Zwoehr...

Originally Posted by Zwoehr http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/cRaSH/viewpost.gif (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21244262#post21244262)
I think we should report...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2013, 03:34 AM
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Posted By angustoyou
Just offering my opinion. No agenda, objective...

Just offering my opinion. No agenda, objective or anything. I'm just interacting on the web with some like minded people, about a bike that I love. :thumb

It's great that you are doing what you...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2013, 11:18 AM
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Posted By angustoyou
I get your logic. But the first thing that I do...

I get your logic. But the first thing that I do if I have a problem is Google it. If I can find other people with the same problem on a forum somewhere while trying to find a solution, I'll post a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2013, 01:55 PM
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Posted By angustoyou
Has anyone fitted one of these, or the genuine...

Has anyone fitted one of these, or the genuine KTM one to a 950 SM?

http://www.bikermart.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=370-622&PARTNER=Google&gclid=CJy_6JapyrYCFaTItAodsTAAvA

If you have, how much...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2013, 01:43 PM
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Posted By angustoyou
I'd say that there are actually very few problems...

I'd say that there are actually very few problems with them, which is why no recall has ever been needed. Forums like this are wonderful at highlighting problems that a handful of people share, but...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2013, 02:36 PM
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Posted By angustoyou
I hope that you're right, those are the front...

I hope that you're right, those are the front pads I just ordered!
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9,801
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Posted By angustoyou
That's worked for me in the past. But if you're...

That's worked for me in the past. But if you're getting air appearing in there, it may be that you have a slightly leaky seal. Fluid out = air in.
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2012, 02:51 PM
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Posted By angustoyou
Any progress? Just bought myself one of these,...

Any progress? Just bought myself one of these, though not in that state.
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9,801
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Posted By angustoyou
Takes about 10 minutes to flush new oil through...

Takes about 10 minutes to flush new oil through the clutch. Try it and see. I change mine every oil change, while the oils draining out. :D
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2012, 12:15 PM
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Posted By angustoyou
The standard tyres sizes are not numbers plucked...

The standard tyres sizes are not numbers plucked out of the air.

Worst mistake I made was fitting some sticky rubber to a bike before my annual biking holiday at the Isle of Man TT races. My tyre...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2012, 12:44 PM
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Posted By angustoyou
My understanding of the clutch slipping because...

My understanding of the clutch slipping because of the wrong type of oil was that if spec called for regular oil, then fully synthetic would be too slippy and could cause the clutch to slip.

So...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2012, 08:05 AM
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Posted By angustoyou
No worries, we all take risks of one kind or...

No worries, we all take risks of one kind or another, and we all make a judgement on the risks we're prepared to take, we just need enough information first. I'd just hate myself if someone had...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2012, 10:32 AM
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Posted By angustoyou
If you can see cords, it's illegal in the UK,...

If you can see cords, it's illegal in the UK, don't know about USA. Now I would happily run a plug repaired tyre, but not one showing cords.

If you've ever seen a section of a modern motorcycle...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2012, 12:51 PM
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Posted By angustoyou
Some CCMs over here have the same problem, the...

Some CCMs over here have the same problem, the plastic used for the fuel tanks isn't quite right and is porous over time to petrol vapour. Doesn't effect all, in fact it's a minority, so I assume...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9,801
Views: 1,488,699
Posted By angustoyou
Pilot Road 3

This may have been mentioned before, but I've had time to test them myself properly, and it may help someone.

On the Michelin site, the recommendation for tyres for the 950SM is for Power Ones or...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9,801
Views: 1,488,699
Posted By angustoyou
It has to be properly cold before I need any...

It has to be properly cold before I need any choke at all. No throttle, no choke, starts straight up. Never had a bike that needs this little choke before.

Give it a go.
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9,801
Views: 1,488,699
Posted By angustoyou
Thanks Buck. that seems to make sense. My first...

Thanks Buck. that seems to make sense. My first thought would be that it doesn't allow the heat out of the exhausts, insulating them as it were. I guess I should do some reading up.....
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9,801
Views: 1,488,699
Posted By angustoyou
Excuse my ignorance, but hat's the benefit of...

Excuse my ignorance, but hat's the benefit of wrapping the exhausts?
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9,801
Views: 1,488,699
Posted By angustoyou
Check this out,...

Check this out, http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23741

Our European bikes get an Electronic Power Control, which effectively reduces the speed that the slides rise in second and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9,801
Views: 1,488,699
Posted By angustoyou
Just saying hello, and thanks. Hello, and...

Just saying hello, and thanks.

Hello, and thanks. :thumb

Read through the entire thread, and during that time bought an '06 SM, completely standard on 8,500 miles from W Mounters in South...
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