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Old 07-04-2011, 06:00 PM   #91
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SMR Leak

Can't figure out how to stop this leak... any help would be appreciated ...
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:07 PM   #92
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here there KTM diagram...

If anyone has recommendations it would be greatly appreciated... what loctite do you use with metal to rubber ?

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Old 07-04-2011, 08:49 PM   #93
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HEY Brother nice riding with you yesterday. I think the loctite is for the metal fitting to the oil tank. Another thing that could be causing the leak is from too much oil in the oil tank. Next thing to do is to start replacing things. Hope you get it worked out.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:41 PM   #94
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Now that I look a little closer at the photo, it looks like the hose clamp is not all the way down in the correct position. maybe above the "lip" on the fitting.
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:50 AM   #95
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Laugh George!

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Is the akrapovic exhaust worth putting on. The slip on or full system? I do like the look better but is there a performance gain? How loud are they compared to stock, with/without baffels? Dealer will usually install and remap if I buy it at time of purchase. I also saw 2 different akra slip ons one for racing only with carbon fiber tips part # 6260509920 or the other which does not say for off road use part # 62505099000 which are you using? Thanks for any info...
Hi George!
Have you decided to buy a 990?
Since I don't have a dyno, I can't really tell you how much power is gained,
but you will definitely feel a difference with Akras.
All the KTM's I have owned since 2001 had stock silencers that feel like they are choking the life and the power right out of the bike because they are not free flowing enough.
Opening up the stock silencers, or replacing them with freer flowing silencers like Akras made a world of difference in the feel of the power of all those bikes.
On the 990, I am using the old style 950 Adventure Akras , because that's what I just happened to have around the shop at the time, and actually, I do like that old look better.
I have used them with and without baffles, and both feel much better than stock. All the above changes were slip on or bolt on silencers, no full systems.

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Old 07-06-2011, 07:03 AM   #96
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Now that I look a little closer at the photo, it looks like the hose clamp is not all the way down in the correct position. maybe above the "lip" on the fitting.

I agree.


First I would determine whether the leak was coming from:
1. the fitting @ the oiltank.
2. the inner layer of the hose @ the fitting.
3. the outer layer of the hose @ the inner layer of the hose.

If it's #3, replace the hose.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:05 AM   #97
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If anyone has recommendations it would be greatly appreciated... what loctite do you use with metal to rubber ?

Thanks in advance

I never use locktite on metal to rubber, because it is a THREAD-locker.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:57 AM   #98
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Good Advice... I'll look it over today...



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I agree.


First I would determine whether the leak was coming from:
1. the fitting @ the oiltank.
2. the inner layer of the hose @ the fitting.
3. the outer layer of the hose @ the inner layer of the hose.

If it's #3, replace the hose.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:39 PM   #99
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Hi George!
Have you decided to buy a 990?
Since I don't have a dyno, I can't really tell you how much power is gained,
but you will definitely feel a difference with Akras.
All the KTM's I have owned since 2001 had stock silencers that feel like they are choking the life and the power right out of the bike because they are not free flowing enough.
Opening up the stock silencers, or replacing them with freer flowing silencers like Akras made a world of difference in the feel of the power of all those bikes.
On the 990, I am using the old style 950 Adventure Akras , because that's what I just happened to have around the shop at the time, and actually, I do like that old look better.
I have used them with and without baffles, and both feel much better than stock. All the above changes were slip on or bolt on silencers, no full systems.

Later,
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Hey mike.
I have wanted it since the day I rode it just needed to figure out how to pay for it.lol..I am close to pulling the triigger that's why I wanted to know about exhaust since my dealer usually will install and remap for me at time of purchase...I kept trying to convince myself to get a less expensive alternative but the ktm kept coming back as the bike I wanted..I talked to my dealer once but price was too far from the price I saw you posted so I will go back to see if we can close that price gap some more...I will let you know when I do...
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:47 AM   #100
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Hey mike.
I have wanted it since the day I rode it just needed to figure out how to pay for it.lol..I am close to pulling the triigger that's why I wanted to know about exhaust since my dealer usually will install and remap for me at time of purchase...I kept trying to convince myself to get a less expensive alternative but the ktm kept coming back as the bike I wanted..I talked to my dealer once but price was too far from the price I saw you posted so I will go back to see if we can close that price gap some more...I will let you know when I do...

George,
I'm sure a shop in rural West Virginia has much lower overhead
than one on Lawnggisland, so you may have to drive a lot to save a lot.

Did he discuss the KTM-Care extended warranty choices with you?
(Or is he going to spring it on you at the last second?)


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Old 07-07-2011, 06:10 AM   #101
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George,
I'm sure a shop in rural West Virginia has much lower overhead
than one on Lawnggisland, so you may have to drive a lot to save a lot.

Did he discuss the KTM-Care extended warranty choices with you?
(Or is he going to spring it on you at the last second?)


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I know he cant match the WV price but he can come closer .. The friends I ride with give him alot of business, just this week I sent 2 people down there and they both bought BMWs. He probably did not mention the warranty becuase he knows me and I am usually trading in a bike for something else before the extended warranty would take effect.lol I usualy wait until the just before the factory warranty will run out to decide, like the BMW gsa is only a year old but I have over 32,000 so I need to decide before 36k . I think the KTM will be too much fun to ever sell so I think it will also be a keeper.
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I had to go to the dealership for something else today and talked with the owner about the KTM and he came down to a price which makes it worthwhile to buy local and I just could not hold out any longer, so I ordered the SMR and the akrapovic exhaust. He has to get the bike from somewhere else so I should have it by next week.
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I had to go to the dealership for something else today and talked with the owner about the KTM and he came down to a price which makes it worthwhile to buy local and I just could not hold out any longer, so I ordered the SMR and the akrapovic exhaust. He has to get the bike from somewhere else so I should have it by next week.
And he's going to install the Akra f.i. map, right?
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:11 AM   #104
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Yes he will..that's why I wanted to buy from him any accessories he installs free for me if you buy it when you buy bike...I told them no baffles and they will map it to that...I know it sounds awesome that way but just hope its not too loud to get harrassed...
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Yes he will..that's why I wanted to buy from him any accessories he installs free for me if you buy it when you buy bike...I told them no baffles and they will map it to that...I know it sounds awesome that way but just hope its not too loud to get harrassed...
Not extremely loud without the baffles,
but then I have gotten used to earplugs for the SMC,
and so I just go ahead and use them for both bikes.

Check out the accessory crashbars while you are at it.
They don't look bad for crashbars.
I pitched mine UP a mountain uphill left-hander backwards,
(gravel dust on grainy pavement, not visible at any distance, you know the hazards down here in Southern Appalachia),
and the crashbars did their job.
Picked it up and rode away just like on the SMC
(except the barkbusters seem to take the brunt of it on that bike).

And look at the accessory shock-preload-adjuster too.
Yeah, does that come in handy!
I installed mine myself, but then I have the spring compressors to do it.
If he will install that for free, you should jump on it.
Make sure you tell the mechanic that the lower shock mount has
spreadable bushings so he doesn't beat 'em up trying to work it back in.
It's a really GOOD TIGHT fit when it's all bolted back together and torqued.

If you are going to install ANY of your own accessories, buying from most dealers is usually most expensive.
Am I aloud to post the best place to buy KTM parts and accessories?
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