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Old 08-16-2011, 01:04 PM   #6046
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I did a quick search of the thread, but didn't turn up what I need, so thought I'd tap the wisdom of this list.

The starter torque limiter is starting to fail on my '06. The clacking is getting worse. I called the dealer who said he'd never heard of the problem. But "bring her in, we'll replace the starter."

Something tells me the fix isn't to replace the starter.

1. Is there a service bulletin I could refer the service manager to?

2. Is there a list of parts that need to be replaced?

Thanks for your thoughts!

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Old 08-16-2011, 01:29 PM   #6047
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I did a quick search of the thread, but didn't turn up what I need, so thought I'd tap the wisdom of this list.

The starter torque limiter is starting to fail on my '06. The clacking is getting worse. I called the dealer who said he'd never heard of the problem. But "bring her in, we'll replace the starter."

Something tells me the fix isn't to replace the starter.

1. Is there a service bulletin I could refer the service manager to?

2. Is there a list of parts that need to be replaced?

Thanks for your thoughts!

M
Tech bulletin- http://cpmodem.smugmug.com/gallery/2...676_rwT6L-A-LB

I usually check out http://www.ktm950.info/ when I'm hunting for this kind of stuff. More often than not, they have everything I could possibly want to know there.
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:50 PM   #6048
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Talk to NAttymo and Aeronaut...have spent a ton of time and money on getting it right..
What can be done to take the harshness out of the shock. Mine has been revalved twice. Each time he lessened the high speed compression and focused on plushness. Preload is 10mm. Still using WP valves. Still a bit harsh.

Fork revalve and new SKF seals helped the front a lot but not half as nice as my last bike.

Anyone know what weight the '06 950SM is sprung for. I'm 160. I wonder if the shock spring is too stiff?
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:42 PM   #6049
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NAttymo and Aeronaut, i sent you both a PM with some questions if you have time to respond i would greatly appreciate it.
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:21 PM   #6050
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Thumper996, That is a nice engine guard. I wish it had been around years ago to help my pipes... They are easily scrapped/flattened as you just found!
Do you have a pic of the scrub mark on the skid? Show us that trophy.
Here you go, hit the ground twice onfhast paced roller hills with enough air time to drop the skid plate over 6 inches to the ground. Yikes,

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Old 08-16-2011, 03:46 PM   #6051
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Nice pic...

Worth the price of admission, right there!

I don't know if your pipes would have felt that one, but now you know they didn't!!
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:07 PM   #6052
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Here you go, hit the ground twice onfhast paced roller hills with enough air time to drop the skid plate over 6 inches to the ground. Yikes,

For clarification this was on asphalt
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:08 PM   #6053
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My oil sight tube is starting to split up top :(

12,000 miles

Gonna try some rc car fuel line. Wish me luck.
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:15 PM   #6054
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:17 PM   #6055
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What can be done to take the harshness out of the shock. Mine has been revalved twice. Each time he lessened the high speed compression and focused on plushness. Preload is 10mm. Still using WP valves. Still a bit harsh.

Fork revalve and new SKF seals helped the front a lot but not half as nice as my last bike.

Anyone know what weight the '06 950SM is sprung for. I'm 160. I wonder if the shock spring is too stiff?
Yea, at 160, you're springs are likely a bit stiff. STILL, I doubt that's the root problem. With 8" of travel, our springs are no where the rate of the springs on a 4" travel sport bike. But first, Who's revalving your shock? And, what are you static and rider sag numbers?
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:17 PM   #6056
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My oil sight tube is starting to split up top :(

12,000 miles

Gonna try some rc car fuel line. Wish me luck.
That's what I went too...the yellow stuff, but I can't see through it after 5k mi.
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:26 PM   #6057
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That's what I went too...the yellow stuff, but I can't see through it after 5k mi.
I got rid of mine and went with and adv dip stick
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:36 PM   #6058
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I got rid of mine and went with and adv dip stick
This is my backup plan
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:38 PM   #6059
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I got rid of mine and went with and adv dip stick
Does the Adv stick work unmodified? I need to get my alternative lined up since I don't expect my tube to last.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:17 PM   #6060
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Yea, at 160, you're springs are likely a bit stiff. STILL, I doubt that's the root problem. With 8" of travel, our springs are no where the rate of the springs on a 4" travel sport bike. But first, Who's revalving your shock? And, what are you static and rider sag numbers?
Local RaceTech guy.

Shock:
Static = 23mm (11%)
Race = 53 mm (25%)
preload 10mm

Forks:
Static = 52mm (26%)
Race = 63mm (32%)
preload = 0mm
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