Dammit Boy

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by sstewart, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. sstewart

    sstewart Long timer

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    Everyone might want to check the freewheel assm. bolts on their 950. I installed the starter torque limiter and didn't check the freewheel bolts.

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  2. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    What year?

    How many miles?
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  3. sstewart

    sstewart Long timer

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    2005,it's my bike that I set up for street. I have just finished it. I took it on the first ride yesterday and this happened. I did run it up to about 140,would that have an effect?
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  4. sstewart

    sstewart Long timer

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    It has just turned 13K miles.
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  5. Sumi

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    What were the symptoms?
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  6. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Absolutely......

    On the street that was someone telling you way too fast....

    If it was in the dirt I'm sure you would have been fine. KTMs are built for the DIRT. :deal



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    Just kidding of course. Very sad to see this happen. :cry I hope we can get you sorted and back on that great looking bike soon. You know were to find me if you need anything.
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  7. sstewart

    sstewart Long timer

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    To all 950 owners. Drop what you are doing and check your freewheel assm. bolts.This is getting ugly.

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  8. thugdog

    thugdog Druid Revisionist

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    Wasn't there a Technical Service Bulletin about securing these bolts specifically using Loctite 648?



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  9. sstewart

    sstewart Long timer

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    Yes there was.Don't know how it slipped through.
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  10. ADVMax

    ADVMax Sporting Foole

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    CJ, thank you very much for calling Scott. You don't find support like that from many vendors, you rock Sir!

    I just got off the phone with him and told him to go ahead and drain the tank and check the screen above the left bottom hose connection.

    I'm concerened how we're going to flush the engine, there's a lot of copper bits in it.
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  11. sstewart

    sstewart Long timer

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    Here are a few pics of the oil tank screen. How many microns will a Scott's filter? I forgot,sorry but this is dissappointing.

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  12. sstewart

    sstewart Long timer

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    It made a little noise all of a sudden and went dead. No symptoms.
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  13. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    How would you know this wasn't done if you aren't the original owner and the previous owners did their own wrenching, like me? In my case 62,000 miles (half of those mine) and it's strong and quiet...should I disturb those bolts and do this anyway?

    My thoughts are if it hasn't come apart by now it's not gonna, and perhaps disturbing those bolts is worse than leaving them alone.

    Your thoughts?
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  14. sstewart

    sstewart Long timer

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    I have another 950 Adventure,it will be checked before I ride it again. The PO said the valves were done at a dealer at 10K. Who knows? All I know is that my 950 is a copper grinding sonofabitch. Will keep everyone posted on the outcome, I have some drinking to do!!!:cry
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  15. sstewart

    sstewart Long timer

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    I need to order five gallons of Loctite 648.:lol3
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    You know, when Sadlsor's came loose he put the bolts back in with the 648 and it came loose again. That's when I gave him the Vibra Tite VC-3 to reassemble it with. It hasn't gotten loose again after the Vibra Tite application.


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  17. sstewart

    sstewart Long timer

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    I hope everyone will protect their investment,I'm sick over this. I have spent a bunch of money on this bike,this was the first real ride on it.
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  18. Sporting Wood

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    Q-tips, carb cleaner inthe holes first. Clean and oil-free
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  19. bensgone

    bensgone Been here awhile

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    Fwiw- I did the loctite fix to my drz after having this same happen. I used brake clean and acetone as prep, allowed 48 hours to set/dry, 1k miles later I opened it back up just to double check and one bolt of six was loose again. It seems to me that the correct fix would be to have the flywheel and starter clutch fitted with hardened pressed in pins to handle the torque.
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  20. biggus

    biggus Been here awhile

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    Sends a chill up my spine just looking at it.

    That really sucks. At first when I looked at the picture I thought I was looking at little worms and had to say WTF!:puke1

    Is there really any way to flush the motor without splitting the cases to be 100% sure?
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