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Old 09-05-2012, 08:45 AM   #6466
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Sure it was... it was changed from a worn tire into a worthless hunk of melted rubber
Indeed. I totally missed that POV.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:51 AM   #6467
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Called up James at Super Plush Suspensions and started working out the details of my fork set-up.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:24 AM   #6468
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Called up James at Super Plush Suspensions and started working out the details of my fork set-up.
You'll like the upgrade
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:51 PM   #6469
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Wheels...

Before last week's trip, I finally got around to getting the new wheels on my '04. New chain & sprockets as well. Even mounted the tires myself and didn't f**k anything up or scratch 'em.

Woody's superlaced Excel rim/Rad hub tubeless rear, Woody's superlaced Excel rim/Rad hub front with the Tubliss system. Repsol orange powdercoat (not my choice, somebody else had them built & then didn't want them)

Rode some gnar and got the setup properly tested & broken in ... no issues at all - this is a great setup!

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Old 09-07-2012, 04:45 AM   #6470
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Just made up a couple of mounts for my new GoPro HD2 cam, front facing, rear facing and side view. Now for the testing....
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:08 AM   #6471
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Gave her some real travel bags.
Design: Colebatch, famous inmate here.
Sold by AdventureSpec.
They are huge. Loops to hold the straps in place, a waterproof inner bag (on top of the bike), 4 bottle holders.

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Old 09-07-2012, 07:25 AM   #6472
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I ordered a new Wins NOS can with carbon tip for the 990
You will LOVE them!!!! I do.
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:01 PM   #6473
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not today but, in the last few days...

swapped my broken old stock indicators with these short ones ...


stock


new





did a water pump overhaul and changed the bearings


this bolt was corroded, but from the coloring, it looks like some corrosive liquid came into the pump from the front cyclinder head causing the erosion of the steel bolt. but this has not affected the aluminium of the pump case / cover.


bad picture but you can see the bolt head eroded completely



lots of powdery metal looking stuff




the seal and shaft showed signs of abnormal wear / high temperature


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one of the bearings went and had jammed (was it because of the corrosive liquid getting in through the seal ?). The shaft kept spinning inside and wore itself and the bearing inner race out.





bought new bearings and swapped them out




cleaned the injectors in-situ as i didn't want to take them out. nor did i want to put injector cleaner in to the fuel tanks.


ny own injector cleaner kit. a piece of wire, a syringe, a spare battery and the wiring diagram .. there u go, you have an injector cleaner kit



checked the valve clearance. at approx 30,000kms they are perfectly in spec.






removed the SAI plumbing and valve.





removed stock coolant hoses





and replaced with a SAMCO kit



the two small pieces are a bit longer than stock so the long hose which connects two heads together falls short. and if you ignore this then you will have a leak / blown hose as the clamp does not hold it well. i cut off 2mm from each of the two small hoses to sort this out.



and then one of the hose clamps decides to give u a hard time... thankfully got another one in without much drama



did a seal + bushings change alongwith 0.64kg springs for the forks



stock


the Mrs' hair dryer came in handy to pull out the fork seal






worn stock bushings on the left, new ones on the right





the lower fork leg shows some wear. nothing major i'm hoping





take care while installing the fork seal and dust wiper






new 0.64kg spring wouldn't go in easily


shaved off the guide and all was ok



gonna install a new 16/45 sprocket alongwith new VM525 chain later along with lot more stuff to do in the coming days. weather is still bad here (hot and humid) so i dont have to hurry...



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Old 09-07-2012, 12:20 PM   #6474
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Nice maintainence plan there.
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:02 PM   #6475
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Removed the Perelli MT21 (4,000 miles) from the front and spooned on a Heidenau K60 scout. The old & the new-

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Old 09-07-2012, 03:49 PM   #6476
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[QUOTE=Hondo;19543907]Removed the Perelli MT21 (4,000 miles) from the front and spooned on a Heidenau K60 scout. The old & the new-

what's your impression after 4.000 miles with MT21? isn't this a bit slippery?
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:51 PM   #6477
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Removed the Perelli MT21 (4,000 miles) from the front and spooned on a Heidenau K60 scout. The old & the new-

what's your impression after 4.000 miles with MT21? isn't this a bit slippery?
Yeah, it was used up big time. Not really slippery, just felt odd at speed and when slow it was very rough as I was riding on the center knobs only.
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:23 PM   #6478
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Finally fixed my broken screw!

Went from this


To this



Huge PITA! Managed to drill it out (mostly - drill drifted a bit in the stainless), then re-tap. constructed some very weird rube goldberg rigs to get drill and tap long enough to fit in the tight spot.

Then finished up what I intended to do in the first place - before I broke the screw.
Drilled the drain holes in the swing arm (DO IT!)
New K60 Scout
New chain and sprockets.
New rear brake pads.
Greased swingarm bearings (it was apart anyway)
Went for a brisk ride!



Question? Is it OK to remove this bolt (the outside one) on the rear rebound adjuster to lube inside. The adjuster screw rusted on my old 950, broke, and was very difficult to fix. There's no nitrogen in there is there?


Occurred to me (often) that if I wasn't willing/semi-able to do this stuff myself, rideing the KTM would be a pricy proposition
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:34 PM   #6479
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Did that once to my KTM dirt bike. There's a gas or oil in there, I can't remember which. I just remember there's something there.
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:34 AM   #6480
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the two small pieces are a bit longer than stock so the long hose which connects two heads together falls short. and if you ignore this then you will have a leak / blown hose as the clamp does not hold it well. i cut off 2mm from each of the two small hoses to sort this out.
Big diameter hose...how did you cut it, to keep it clean and straight?

Someone should tell them.

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and then one of the hose clamps decides to give u a hard time... thankfully got another one in without much drama
ohhh, so they give crappy hose clamps. ok to use screw clamps instead of the Oetiker clamps - if only because it's so difficult to get the crimp pincers in some places, but those are not good enough.

What is the tape under the clamps? I've never noticed that before, in pics of Samco hoses.
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