Vibrations/grinding 950 in Vegas

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  1. norschweger

    norschweger Been here awhile

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    Hi!
    I feel some vibrations via my pegs that I do not like. When I accelerate it gets more, when I hold the speed it gets more constant, when I am in neutral or pull the clutch, there is nothing...
    Could there be a connection between this and that the chain flew off some weeks ago? Any other possible reasons?
    I am worried...
    Does anyone know if the dealers in Las Vegas are ok or which one I should attend?
    Thanks
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  2. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    I moved away from Las Vegas in 2004 so my info wouldn't be current. dad2bike is a Vegas guy.

    Might send him a pm for suggestions.
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  3. norschweger

    norschweger Been here awhile

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    Thank you for the answer. I cannot recommend the dealer in Vegas, nuff said.
    The news are that the vibrations disappear when I take the luggage off. Even with a passenger (about 95kg) I could not feel it any more. Should I have it examined more closely before I head to South America?
    Thank you
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  4. Head2Wind

    Head2Wind MotorcycleMayhem

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    double check:

    the chain and sprockets, perhaps over tight? or old?
    engine mount bolts, the lower aft bolt tends to get loose
    check all rear frame mount bolts.
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  5. norschweger

    norschweger Been here awhile

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    The chain and sprockets are pretty new, I ride it on the loose side as I have a heavy load. But the bolts are no bad idea. I will check it tomorrow.
    Thanks!
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  6. vegastele

    vegastele Klaatu barada nikto

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    Here is the new KTM dealer in town.
    http://www.carterpowersports.com/ 702-795-2000


    Here is the old one.
    Sportsman Cycle (702) 641-6401

    dad2bike may have better advice. Send him a PM. Try posting on my2wheels.com too. Lots of Vegas boys there. Good luck.
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  7. norschweger

    norschweger Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I am no longer in Vegas. Was at CarterĀ“s. Did not feel that they knew what they were doing...

    Cheers, Toby
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  8. bajadog

    bajadog Running around knees bent

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    The pre-2003 LC4 (620,625,640) had the main transmission bearing failure (ball bearings) that
    some reported a vibration in the left peg before failure. Prolly not your issue, but just mentioning it.
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  9. Dustodust

    Dustodust Long timer

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    If you put on an aftermarket sprocket of a different Rockwell Hardness it could cause rapid wear of the countershaft causing the splines to disentegrate





    Inside Line Moto in Orange County California is a bit west of Vegas but they have fast reliable service and extensive experience having been with a top KTM dealer for 15 years
    they are closed today
    Its near Disneyland and the beach so you can check out the awesome California blondes and Mickey Mouse while youre there
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  10. wreckinshop

    wreckinshop super enduro

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    Go to Las Vegas motorcycle rentals and service in Henderson they currently have some of the baddest ktm twins on the planet from 950s to 990s there also certified Ducati, BMW, and everything else European. 702 856-2100 ask for fabian. :D
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  11. norschweger

    norschweger Been here awhile

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    Thanks, but i am in Colorado now. I guess it is nothing major. I just try to get rid of as much stuff as possible to lower the weight and then it will all be good! : )
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