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Old 05-23-2012, 07:04 PM   #7291
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Sounds correct to me Sir, Not sure when permatex added the 'tune up' to the name. It used to just be called Dielectric grease. Looks to be the same stuff, yes it's a silicone grease. It acts as a lube and won't allow the oil or water to pass the seal. I have apx 7k on mine since I did the seal using pyndon's method.

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So that dielectric "Tune Up" grease is "silicone grease" per the Pyndon how to? I couldn't find anything called "silicone grease", but I did see a tube of the Tune Up grease on the rack.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:37 PM   #7292
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I use Syl-Glyde. NAPA product. Use it for a lot of things. Good stuff.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...69QD7WA74X5V3B
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:27 PM   #7293
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Pictures

I got a GoPro and tried out a chest mount on a recent ride to the Flint Hills and I had better luck than with the suction cup mount. The suction mount vibrated too much at speed and when on dirt. I'm learning to use some video editing software I just got, but my 3 year old laptop (and me) is struggling with it. I did figure out how to freeze frame and save it as a picture, so here's some pics. Hopefully I'll get the video thing figured out and upload those.










That cattle guard felt like the Grand Canyon on a bike!
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:50 PM   #7294
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Cool pics, nice angle. Was wondering why you had a compass - then saw you're in Kansas.
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:22 PM   #7295
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For holding the water pump impeller while you remove the bolt, I grabbed an allen wrench and held it between the impeller blades with my left hand while I used a socket on a breaking bar in my right hand to pop the bolt loose. Did the reverse except with the torque wrench when I put it back on. Worked really well.

Auto parts stores really seem to blow for bike needs. When I did my water pump I went searching for the Pyndon recommended stuff. Best I could find at Oreilly's was a silicon gasket maker type stuff for water pumps. When I went looking for lithium grease at Autozone they had never heard of it. I mentioned it's on their website, but they didn't believe me!
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:19 AM   #7296
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Cool pics, nice angle. Was wondering why you had a compass - then saw you're in Kansas.
Lol - I got the "analog GPS" after I got hopelessly turned around the 1st time I ventured deep off the beaten path. The KTM's ignition puts out a stronger magnetic field than the north pole so the compass just spins in lazy circles when I ride. I don't think it points north anymore when the bike is off. I've kept it because it makes me laugh and it has a sweet thumb operated bell!
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:22 AM   #7297
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Lol - I got the "analog GPS" after I got hopelessly turned around the 1st time I ventured deep off the beaten path. The KTM's ignition puts out a stronger magnetic field than the north pole so the compass just spins in lazy circles when I ride. I don't think it points north anymore when the bike is off. I've kept it because it makes me laugh and it has a sweet thumb operated bell!
That gives me an idea... How cool would a suicide knob look on the bars?
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:07 PM   #7298
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That gives me an idea... How cool would a suicide knob look on the bars?
I've been thinking about a plastic Jesus to protect me from my own stupidity!
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:33 PM   #7299
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I've been thinking about a plastic Jesus to protect me from my own stupidity!
I used to have a Speed Triple that was a little smelly...

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Old 05-25-2012, 05:24 PM   #7300
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I used to have a Speed Triple that was a little smelly...
-Now that's funny!
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:58 PM   #7301
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It appears that I successfully completed the water pump rebuild tonight. Took the bike out for a half hour and there are no signs of oil or coolant leaks. Bike ran fine. I guess the acid test is whether the oil filter has nice sharp pleats when I change it out in a month or so. So it looks like I *will* get to ride this weekend after all (530 EXC is in the shop for a valve adjust).
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:14 AM   #7302
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Final Price drop on my ktm 950sm

see bikes sale section
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=785536
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:15 AM   #7303
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I'm getting a Seat Concepts seat for my WR250R and in talking the proprietor said they're just finishing up a seat for the 950SM. Another alternative!
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:23 AM   #7304
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I'm getting a Seat Concepts seat for my WR250R and in talking the proprietor said they're just finishing up a seat for the 950SM. Another alternative!
...been waiting in this for a few weeks now....supposedly will have pics this week
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:39 AM   #7305
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Just ordered my Seat Concepts seat, this is a real bargain, $159.99 as opposed to $350 to $450, 2 to 3 days to ship vs a 3 to 6 week wait, no two way shipping charges ...10.5 inches wide.

http://seatconcepts.com/products#ecwid:category=1671352&mode=product&product=7082007
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