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Forum: The Garage 07-27-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,451
Posted By dualbert
verdict still out

I'm hoping the HB-HT works as well. Its not the vinegar smell type and is rated for higher heat. I notice that the gaskets where the leak was found are usually baked to the water pass throughs. The...
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,451
Posted By dualbert
so far... so sealed

I have buttoned up the cases with HondaBond HT. The verdict is still out, but I didnt get any air bubbles this time from the areas where water and oil could meet. This afternoon, I'll add the...
Forum: The Garage 07-21-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,451
Posted By dualbert
HondaBond HT

I have not had luck with the paper gasket between my right center case and the clutch cover case on my KTM 950 SMR. I have an orange crush thread telling more of the story. It started with the the...
Forum: The Garage 07-21-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,806
Posted By dualbert
flange

You will need to go to a dedicated plumber's supply type store. Sometimes you can find a flange extension, its like half inch thick and can attach to the current flange, either by fasteners or...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-20-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By dualbert
last nights tinkering - 7-19

SSSOOOOOoooooo..... last night I chose to fit up a air supply to the crank case vent. Once fitted, I applied a healthy dose of soapy water to the water pump seal, and as far up into the fore and aft...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-19-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By dualbert
so far

I'll try to reply to the last two replies.

During the 2nd wp seal replacement the heads were re-torqued just as an inquiry.

Before the seal was replaced, my wrench friend (a 950 adv owner) he...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-18-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By dualbert
950 SMR head gaskets

I'm still getting oil in my coolant, and little (if any) water in my crankcase. With only 2500 miles on the ODO I have replaced the WP seal and shaft 2x. I've decided to give up that ghost and look...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-18-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 955
Posted By dualbert
WP shaft

Dont worry about the labor involved during the replacement, you'll get in there in no time. I've had to investigate and replace the seal 2x trying to find out why I'm getting oil in my coolant?
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,528
Posted By dualbert
sounding more like a good idea everyday

Well, at least my confidence is perking up in this bold plan. Im really thankful for the replies. A friend is letting me borrow a spare for a test run, but so far most info is sounding like a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,528
Posted By dualbert
stock 15er

While googling around, it was said that the OEM size was a 14, (at least the couple sites I found). Then I read posts that made me think differently. Not being sure myself, and noting that the shop...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,528
Posted By dualbert
so a 15er is a reasonable solution?

Thanks inmates for the solutions. At least I think my idea isnt completely backwards, so a 15 should work well enough. I look forward to the seeing how it is in the dirt. I also look forward to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,528
Posted By dualbert
DR650 hwy gearing

Could not figure out how to get this into just the DR650 section as a new thread, but I figure this question may apply to other bikes too.

I commute a lot on my '08 DR650 as of late, and though...
Forum: Americas 06-13-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By dualbert
done it!!!!

Ravencliff was very nice, well maintained with a great haul ass surface, though I took it easy since I was soloing.

Devils Branch has the perfect making and layout for a proper MOTARD rd.

The...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-03-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By dualbert
creek crossings

thanks. Ill look it up. Do you happen to know how many creek crossings are on the Tallula and Charlies creek? Im starting in Chattanooga and ending up in Wahalla, SC. Will take Warwoman to 28 and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-03-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By dualbert
N Ga roads - Ravencliff FAA and Tallulah river

Hey inmates....

I have found a few roads on google maps. The general order in how they link up are as follows... Just Past mineral Bluff Ga Left onto Cut Cane rd....Rt onto Valley Lake Rd....Lt...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-01-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,893
Posted By dualbert
another option

I heard a english guy speak one time about crossing russia. You may have too, so I hope im not boring any readers.

One point he made to me was that Japan has a bike shop on every corner and that...
Forum: Americas 05-31-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By dualbert
Raven Cliff and Devils Branch, in N GA?

Hey inmates....

I have found a few roads on google maps. The general order in how they link up are as follows... Just Past mineral Bluff Ga Left onto Cut Cane rd....Rt onto Valley Lake Rd....Lt...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-25-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,372
Posted By dualbert
my '07

times are hard, but I bought a relatively tricked out 950SMR, '07, low miles and felt like I stole it at $7800

I wouldnt buy and ship. You need to see it, ride it and look in the radiator to see...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By dualbert
emotionally capable

I would like to thank those who offered there confidence and NASA grade math skills. I can now with, extreme confidence, put the valve covers back in place without any over-thought hesitation. Its...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By dualbert
valve adjust/check temperatures

I have a 08DR650SE. I've decided to check the valve clearances. So far they are in spec so to speak with only one being a little tight without bending the gauge leaf. I havent put the covers back...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-18-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By dualbert
good info

good stuff to know. My seal failed at a very low miles (1050-ish) so I didn't replace the bearings just yet. But good to know. Surprised that the seal was glued in? My SMr is an '07 which was...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-17-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,812
Posted By dualbert
tank capacity

Depending on how hard you turn the throttle may make more of a difference in range as the difference in volume less than a gallon I think? So 30 miles is about it. I only ride with leathers and a...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-17-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By dualbert
'07 950 - wet clutch case gasket

Soooooo...., In previous threads I have been piddling with the known WaterPump seal crap known to the LC8s. Recently I made the seal replacement and still found oil in my water after one ride. Lo...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-17-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,812
Posted By dualbert
'07 950

Wanted on for several years after riding my friends '06 and purchased an '07-950 here on the ADV. I have been riding tards for a while now and wanted more power, and trust me you will get it. Other...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-15-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,043
Posted By dualbert
"Have you seen any significant water use?"

I have not had any water use I can tell. Again, there were only a few drops found in the oil as I took my time to drain the oil, one plug/screen at a time. the only drops were found in the newly...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-14-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,043
Posted By dualbert
tape use

"You remembered to put a wrap of tape on the shaft before inserting into the new seal?"

Did everything by the "how too" instructions including the tape. The only thing I didnt do was punch out/in...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-14-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,043
Posted By dualbert
How

I have a copy of the WP rebuild and that is what we used as a guide. According to my bud who supervised me, he/we felt the replacement was spot on. Im concerned I have a greater problem or...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-14-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,043
Posted By dualbert
KTM Waterpump Wizard needed

Im in Chattanooga with a 07 950 SMR. bought used with 917 miles. At 1200 miles noticed oil in the water, only a few drops of water in oil. May explain why I got such a good deal?

I performed...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-14-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By dualbert
special KTM coolant lubrication system

I have a 950SMR. bought with 917 miles. at 1200 noticed oil in the coolant and performed the waterpump rebuild. Rode one ride after rebuild to find fresh oil in the coolant overflow again.

In...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-06-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,872
Posted By dualbert
shit the bed!!!!

I was very excited to be a part of the trip, but on the way home Friday evening my super reliable DR650 began to backfire. Most likely a clogged idle jet, but was unable to locate the problem and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-03-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,872
Posted By dualbert
WMAs

Do we have clearance on these roads / trails knowing that it is hunting season. I cant remember if Johns Mtn is a WMA where managed hunts are hapening. I know they have a rifle range.
-bert
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-03-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,872
Posted By dualbert
Are we still riding in leu of rain?

I expect the weather to be ass, but Ill at least make it to breakfast. No heated gear and an open face helmet, cant wait. Any considerations as to riding the dirt section (Pigeon/Johns Mtn) first...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-01-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,872
Posted By dualbert
dualbert is in

Brent,

As it turns out, I will be able to attend the ride or some reasonable amount thereof. Can you offer a general area so I can plan my return home? i.e..... how much north of Tiftonia? If...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-20-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 55,809
Posted By dualbert
Alabama meth

I figured beer was too heavy, so ill pick up a few rocks for the campfire so to speak. I think I found some not so off beaten paths, but I carry an extra mag of +P hollow-points for just in case....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-20-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 55,809
Posted By dualbert
coming from chattanooga

I plan to arrive saturday afternoon at the cabin. I will be stumbling down from chattanooga, most likely across Lookout to Trenton. Want to cross somewhere over sand mountain but only know asphalt....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-19-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By dualbert
my arrival

depending on conditions and my mild cold I will arrive Saturday afternoon. I have not RSVPed, but should be able to hang my hammock from the porch rafters and still stay warm.

havent figured out...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-19-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By dualbert
Chattanooga ADV rider

If you are still in Chattanooga and still like DS riding, feel free to look me up. I have met a couple new ADV guys around here and know several that I sportbike with.
I live in the Ooltewah area. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-19-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,568
Posted By dualbert
Indian boundary to citico

If you go into the indian boundary area at 2000 ft in TN you canwind down to Citico creek. off of that road is a loop 53 (i think) it is double camp creek rd. about a 15-20 mile loop. little...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-30-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,064
Posted By dualbert
Ill make my own

Once I find a torn seat for cheap I can build one up for myself. I forgot that I've done it before when I outfitted canoes and kayak cockpits. Figure I can make something that will fit me better. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-28-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 78,489
Posted By dualbert
my conclusions

When you have to take more than just a dust cover off to change a water pump seal at only 1300 miles. To further this understanding you come to find out that this is a common problem with all LC8...
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