05 950 issue. Cant anyone help out?

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  1. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    I'm HOPING you guys can lend a hand here.

    I have an issue going on with my 2005 KTM 950 ADVenture.
    The problem is this, at 3000 rpms it stumbles and falls on it's face. It ends up running on one cyl if I hold it at 3000 rpms too long.
    Above and below 3 grand it seems to run fine though. :huh

    Last week I performed an oil change on it and all went well (or so I thought. It's not my first time changing the oil in this bike either BTW).
    I put about 70 miles on the bike after the oil change and now I'm wondering if it's something I did that caused this issue.
    I rode the bike before the oil change for 150-200 miles and it went A-OK.

    This afternoon I got gas (along with my Wife and her 650 GS) 93 octane and within 65 miles it started running weird. Her runs fine.
    At first I thought, Ahhhh I left a fuel petcock off and it's running out of fuel. Pulled over on the side of the road to check, Nope, checked them both and they were open.

    Anyone with some insight on this issue would be great.

    One question, when the fuel pumps fail on these bikes do they go all at once or is this something they do?

    Thanks in advance. :D
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  2. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    I just removed the left side fuel tank to make sure I didn't somehow pinch a vent line. Nope, everthing looked fine. :huh
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  3. AdvGa

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    One thing you may want to look at is getting some OIL on your Voltage Regulator Connections.
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  4. Gustavo.Ramos

    Gustavo.Ramos Been here awhile

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    Check the intake boots, may have an air leak. Take the airbox off, start the engine and see if both slides go up at the same time.

    Damaged diaphragm can do alot of weird things.
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  5. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    Voltage regulator and connnections are dry.

    I will have to dig into the airbox tomorrow.

    Thanks

    Any other suggestions?

    I'm ALL ears. :ear
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  6. ridewestKTM

    ridewestKTM Long timer

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    the fuel pump can be intermittent. That might be the problem. I don't think it's the VR but those are a problem. Withount more discription, I would think it's the fuel pump. Other things are possible floats needing adjusted ... but address the FP because you will anyway. Dr Bean's or my kit- I have a few left. Or just buy new points.

    If you got it missing put a tire pump on the tank vent(s) and pump some air in it will push fuel past the pump and if that works it's the fuel pump.
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  7. kingrj

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    My guess is a partially plugged slow jet in one or both carbs. If it went on one cylinder at 3000 and higher I would say bad spark coil but the fact that it gets ok when he needle jet goes higher up makes me thing fuel mixture. It could also be the diaphragm in one of the carbs that is leaking or a slide sticking in a carb doing this. It is all air, fuel and spark..one of those and it sounds like a general carb cleaning and inspection may solve your problem.
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  8. Crashed Bad

    Crashed Bad Big man, little bike

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    Check that you opened both fuel petcocks.
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  9. AdvGa

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    If you have a Fuel Filter you added, you may have a Clogged Fuel Filter that is restricting your Fuel Flow.
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  10. sstewart

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    Inspect diaphragms,we had one that dealt us misery. Inspect completely.
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  11. Deuce

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    I bet you a dollar's worth of donut holes it's the fuel pump. Mine did the same thing. Take the cover off the end of the pump and file the points with a finger nail file or something similar. Then order some new points or change them to a Mr.Bean type system. :1drink
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  12. rubRsidedown

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    3000 rpms and yours fould fall on it's face as well but above that and below that it seemed fine? :huh

    Mr Beans is the better of all options out there?
    I kind of like the Mikuni type because it's just like a snowmobile and
    they are VERY simple, I like simple. :D

    Thanks
    Jeff
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  13. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    Fuel pump pics.

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  14. kingrj

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    Dude...if it was fuel pump it wouldn't pull good at high RPM's..you got a carb problem. Take them off and clean the jets and check the diaphragms...Please!:deal
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  15. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    Yup, under construction.
    Will be doing that this week. :evil

    Thanks
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  16. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    How many miles? If you are around 30k, consider the Facet pump upgrade, which adds a filter before the pump and can help keep crap out of your carbs. The left tank should have a small screen. Mine's broken off. Sometimes I see it floating when I fill up. :lol3

    Does the bike still have SAS and other emission stuff? That usually will cause a bog down at around 3K RPMs, but it's not as severe as what you describe.
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    Could it be contaminated fuel?

    Maybe drain the carbs and pump some fuel out of the bottom of the tank via the fuel pump.
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  18. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    I have some 34,000 miles on the bike.

    As far as fuel contamination, I don't believe so, my Wife's 06 BMW 650 gs was not effected what so ever.
    We'll see.
    The bikes going to get a GOOD looking over anyway. :wink:
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  19. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    At 34K, your stock fuel pump points are probably about burned up. It could just be pumping poorly before it dies.
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