ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Orange Crush
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-20-2012, 05:46 PM   #5071
bikyto
Dans le doute...gaz!
 
bikyto's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Cali
Oddometer: 2,139
Quote:
Originally Posted by Narsisco Lopez View Post
A Motion Pro T6 (w/ 32mm box end) and 2 Motion Pro extra long steel irons. While the extra-long suckers sure helped, they are responsible for all the damned rim scratches... gonna have to tape them up before I use 'em again. The T6 is nice and smooth, though... doesn't scratch nearly as easily as the extra-longs do.
Good tools. I use the small motion pro version though (a bit less rough around the edges) and maybe easier to pack on the bike. I realized that I only needed on long one for leverage and the smaller ones are easier to manouver. Might want to try them? The tape makes them "stick" and harder to move when they are wedged between the tire and the rim.

The T6 with the adapter is nice. You can use it as a 1/4 inch drive too with a male to make adaptor.
__________________
The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself...
bikyto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2012, 05:59 PM   #5072
Narsisco Lopez
Addlepated
 
Narsisco Lopez's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Golden (Showers), Colorado
Oddometer: 2,220
Narsisco Lopez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2012, 06:00 PM   #5073
DirtJack
Adventurer
 
DirtJack's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Oddometer: 1,098
Quote:
Originally Posted by Narsisco Lopez View Post
A Motion Pro T6 (w/ 32mm box end) and 2 Motion Pro extra long steel irons. While the extra-long suckers sure helped, they are responsible for all the damned rim scratches... gonna have to tape them up before I use 'em again. The T6 is nice and smooth, though... doesn't scratch nearly as easily as the extra-longs do.



I'd say this looks like a tube stem. Would you?

Yea, you can be sure by removing the cap and nut and see no seal of the stem. The main reason people don't seal the KTM front rim is that it has no safety bead. Nothing to hold the tire in place in the event of a blowout. Tubed tires seldom blowout.
__________________
Remember, you're reading this on the Internet and it was written by a guy who can remember stuff which never happened.
2014 KTM 1190 Adventure R
2008 KTM 300 XC (plated)
2008 KTM 690 Enduro
DirtJack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2012, 06:09 PM   #5074
Katoom119
Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid
 
Katoom119's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Knoxville, TN
Oddometer: 1,768
That's a tube stem. Otherwise it wouldn't have that little lock nut on it. Keeps the stem from disappearing if the tube spins on the wheel.

How in the world that rear didn't go flat in a place with no cell reception, when it's getting dark, you have no food, little water, and just heard a wolf howl is beyond me...
__________________
Those who dance are considered crazy by those who do not hear the music.
I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world. - Radmacher

5 Cylinders vs. Moab..........My East Tennessee.........Internships may go to Hell and I will go to Alaska
Katoom119 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2012, 06:47 PM   #5075
Geek
oot & aboot
 
Geek's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: 8000ft, Twin Spruce Gap, Colorado
Oddometer: 30,025
My side stand gained an inch today

Geek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2012, 06:55 PM   #5076
chasbo
Beastly Adventurer
 
chasbo's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2005
Location: Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
Oddometer: 1,510
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geek View Post
My side stand gained an inch today


You park next to a sexy bike or something Geek?
__________________
"Dakar must be a race for few people, Dakar is a dream, the dream of the Rose Lake, if everybody finish it, the dream is over" Fabrizio Meoni
chasbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2012, 07:03 PM   #5077
rinho
Rinho Féroce
 
rinho's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Aylmer, QC...Ottawa area
Oddometer: 1,038
Quote:
Originally Posted by Narsisco Lopez View Post
Wheel came off like a breeze and the trick of using the side stand to break the bead worked like a charm.


It helps and works pretty well, but for your safety, you should strap the center stand to the front wheel
__________________
'06 950 LC8 Adv S
'92 KTM 400 LC4 (pre-serie unit)
rinho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2012, 07:05 PM   #5078
Lycan1
Grizzly herder
 
Lycan1's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Calgary
Oddometer: 823
Quote:
Originally Posted by chasbo View Post
You park next to a sexy bike or something Geek?
Dropped a little blue pill in the tank.
__________________
Uhaul, it's part of the KTM experience.
09 KTM 990 Adv
Lycan1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2012, 10:35 PM   #5079
TheMuffinMan
Forest Ranger Magnet
 
TheMuffinMan's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Denver, USA
Oddometer: 5,258
Drained the oil and took it down to the valve covers. Valve check tomorrow (or Thursday)
__________________
"Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind, always."
"Listen to my soothsaying giblets!"
KTM 525 XC-W // KTM 950 Adventure
690 Wiki
TheMuffinMan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2012, 11:04 PM   #5080
bikyto
Dans le doute...gaz!
 
bikyto's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Cali
Oddometer: 2,139
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katoom119 View Post
That's a tube stem. Otherwise it wouldn't have that little lock nut on it. Keeps the stem from disappearing if the tube spins on the wheel.
I think it's a tube too. But I have a nut on every stem that I used for by tubeless conversion.
__________________
The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself...
bikyto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2012, 06:46 AM   #5081
Narsisco Lopez
Addlepated
 
Narsisco Lopez's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Golden (Showers), Colorado
Oddometer: 2,220
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geek View Post
My side stand gained an inch today

How's the rest of the bike coming? Gonna have it back together soon?
Narsisco Lopez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2012, 07:13 AM   #5082
Geek
oot & aboot
 
Geek's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: 8000ft, Twin Spruce Gap, Colorado
Oddometer: 30,025
Haven't started yet. All the bits are there... I'm the only thing missing.

The XCW is now street legal so I'll move it to the other garage and delve into the 950.. probably Sunday (depending on how Friday's eye surgery goes). I gotta get the 950 back together so I can start cutting more material for the van build (don't want to risk shavings in the 950 ).

If you are out running around feel free to drop by Mr. Lucky Tubeless.

Geek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2012, 07:50 AM   #5083
pchGS
Mark
 
pchGS's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Vancouver, WA
Oddometer: 97
Found this.

After returning from a trip to Baja the bike started piping and backfiring like crazy. At the time I was in Bakersfield CA and needed to get back to Portland OR. I just kept riding it as I was in a mission to get home.
I had thought that it might have been the header bolts coming loose after I had the water pump replaced in SFO on the way down.
I had done the carb jetting a couple of months ago and few thousand miles an had "thought" I had everything right. Guess not.
Glad it waited until after I left Baja to throw it's tantrum! :)


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
Ride Safe!
2006 BMW R1200RT
2006 KLR 688
pchGS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2012, 07:59 AM   #5084
xdbx
Motorcycle Connoisseur
 
xdbx's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Metro-Detroit
Oddometer: 2,493
That looks an awful lot like a carb to manifold intake boot... How in the hell did that make it around the airbox and frame, I don't know, but it looks like both clamps loosened or you forgot to tighten them.

DO NOT ride the bike until you get a chance to check out the bottom of the airbox. It should be fairly obvious if the bike is only running on one cylinder, but I'd be concerned those clamps could get crushed and make their way down into the valve stem seats.

Quote:
Originally Posted by pchGS View Post
Found this.

After returning from a trip to Baja the bike started piping and backfiring like crazy. At the time I was in Bakersfield CA and needed to get back to Portland OR. I just kept riding it as I was in a mission to get home.
I had thought that it might have been the header bolts coming loose after I had the water pump replaced in SFO on the way down.
I had done the carb jetting a couple of months ago and few thousand miles an had "thought" I had everything right. Guess not.
Glad it waited until after I left Baja to throw it's tantrum! :)


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
Daniel
2005 KTM 950 Adventure S
2004 KTM 250 exc
2004 KTM 525 exc
2006 Beta Rev3
xdbx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2012, 08:51 AM   #5085
bluesurf
en dos ruedas
 
bluesurf's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: Taxville
Oddometer: 978
Fabbed up cable locks for the tool tubes. They will only keep the honest people honest, but at least will keep the top from making its way off unexpectedly.

__________________
Ride Travel Explore Live
bluesurf is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 07:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014