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Old 03-22-2012, 05:38 PM   #5101
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Intended to synch the carbs, finish the re-assemble, bleed the brakes and trim the rear fender that is eating my swingarm. Started her up and let her warm up to synch. Blipped the throttle and she bogged down. Ramped up a slow rev and stalled at 4,000 RPM.
Checked the oil level and it was low. Add oil, run bike, check oil- still low. Repeat, still low. Have never had problems checking the level, but have heard of those who do so bugger the oil for now, I know it is in there.
Start, rev, bog. Too depressed to continue.
I will check the carb seat tomorrow. Hope that is it. Hate to get her all undressed again.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:34 PM   #5102
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Thanks for the link. So you'd recommend then??
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:33 PM   #5103
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Thanks for the link. So you'd recommend then??
I have one and my advice is to save your money or get another spoon. I cant remember the last time I used mine.
But others may find the tool helpful. I find doing tube tires on the ground and using a knee is the fastest for me. once you get a couple bits with a spoon the tire pretty much sticks. Dont lube the whole tire for mounting, just the last few bites.
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:59 PM   #5104
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It frees one of your hands. Or feet
I use one in the garage but not on the road. Very handy though.
Actually, I have found that the bead buddy doesn't work too well with the rear wheel because the depth of the spokes on the rim make it impossible to hook the spoke through the notch in the tool. They make a bigger bead buddy for that, but it starts to get a bit pricy for what little it really does.

However, to cure all needs AND to work with you on the trail/road side, the mini bead buddy actually works on both rims (front and rear) and is very simple to use...



It's not an absolute, but it can be handy to have.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:16 PM   #5105
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I put $56 in gas into it. Damn it hurts to fill the big tanks
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:03 PM   #5106
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56$$$$ wow.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:10 PM   #5107
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In the last week, Black Dog skid plate and side stand relocate kit, Karoo front and 908 rear tires, Rox risers installed today, and just got word my Wings exhaust are waiting to clear customs! Still waiting on headlight guard, CJ folding mirrors, high fender and my bloody graphics. AND IT'S GONNA SNOW TOMORROW.
BTW, those tires are awesome!!
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:38 AM   #5108
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Sorted out seized rear brake on the SE (cleaned EVERYTHING, and realigned the MC with the push rod), then took it out for a quick test ride. And fell off. In mud. LOTS of mud.

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Old 03-23-2012, 07:45 AM   #5109
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I put $56 in gas into it. Damn it hurts to fill the big tanks
Yeah, but $50 bucks of it was taxes
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:47 AM   #5110
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Tubeless valve

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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?

Took from Cyb's tubeless conversion, Its a tubeless Metal Valve.


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Old 03-23-2012, 04:16 PM   #5111
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Fork guards, finally!

The Brown Truck delivered my fork guards (So, Geek can now find something else to pick on me about )

Had to do a bit of Dremel mods to the ABS sensor-side of the guards to get them to fit. I also drilled 4 holes to zip-tie the sensor line to the guard.





I also opted to 86 the Acerbis universal SM fender for the KTM 690 fender. Just looked like it would offer more coverage and like it was meant to be on this bike. I did have to chop off about 4" of the rear so it wouldn't rub on the radiator guard.



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Old 03-23-2012, 05:55 PM   #5112
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:21 PM   #5113
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:46 PM   #5114
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Put the rear cams back in. Valves were all out of spec on the rear, front had 3 on the edge of tolerance and one exhaust was way too loose.

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Old 03-23-2012, 07:54 PM   #5115
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The Brown Truck delivered my fork guards (So, Geek can now find something else to pick on me about )

Had to do a bit of Dremel mods to the ABS sensor-side of the guards to get them to fit. I also drilled 4 holes to zip-tie the sensor line to the guard.





I also opted to 86 the Acerbis universal SM fender for the KTM 690 fender. Just looked like it would offer more coverage and like it was meant to be on this bike. I did have to chop off about 4" of the rear so it wouldn't rub on the radiator guard.



Looks great! I gotta do this. I see you have a 990,so what guards did you use? Part #? Thanks
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