water pump

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by rossphoto, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. rossphoto

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    How do I know if my water pump is going / gone bad? I just ordered a water pump rebuild kit from KTM twins. I see it's OEM. Is the OEM rebuild kit good or is the CJ designs so much better I should cancel and re order??? Thanks
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  2. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Please read the forum, don't just start threads asking the same old questions. There's the Hall Of Wisdom for starters, which can be found in the sticky at the top of the page called the Orange Crush Thread Index and Links. Also in that link are links to many threads with answers to practically anything you want to know about these bikes...it's all in there.
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  3. Dan Diego

    Dan Diego Long timer

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    Listen to Chuck...:deal

    +1 (But we should give the guy a break; he's a Dead Head. A little too much ganja will do that.):bmwrider
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  4. rossphoto

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    OK everyone, as I tell all my good buddies often it seems these days, go fuck yourself. LOL, Not meant to get me banned. I know there are tons of topics on the same thing. Sometimes they are not all that easy to find. The search engine on ADV isnt all that great. So Im sorry if it irritates anyone that Im just looking for a quick simple answer to a relatively easy question.

    As for being a deadhead I cut my hair years ago havent touched acid in at least 25 years and when and "if" I smoke its usually less than a puff...

    so yea, give me a break...
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  5. Chuckracer

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    Cool. Good luck with your issues. And the bike problems, too. Nothing like flipping off the one large, knowledgeable group on the internet who will bend over backwards to help - as we have you - if you apply yourself just a little. :asshat
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    LOOK Chuck, you're just like whats wrong with the government and the world for that matter... You're on a high horse for some reason and you "quote" what I say completely out of context... I didnt say go fuck yourself the way you quoted it. Put what I said back into proper context. I was actually being jovial... Go for a ride man, or at least take a Valium. Jeezis
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    Thanks man... Thats all I Was looking for...
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  10. Chuckracer

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    No doubt you haven't...you'd have to READ the stuff in this forum to have seen it. All those folks who spent all that time taking pictures and documenting their work can just pound...You don't have time.
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  12. HeatXfer

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    No worries there. Remove the tensioner bolt to drill it out. The gauge is good: you always want the pressure range you're monitoring to fall as close to your gauge's middle range as possible. Mechanical gauges are most accurate at the middle of their range.
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    Cool but after I drill it out and thread it hiw doni go about cleaning it so as not to leave behind metal shavings from drilling ? Do I need to completely flush and change the oil after I install the gauge?
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    ? No shavings to leave behind: With the tensioner cap off the engine, all the work required will be performed on the bench. Once it's drilled & tapped, thoroughly inspect, de-burr and clean as needed prior to reinstalling on the bike.

    It's recommended you use a "permanent" thread locker on the oil/flare fitting because you will no longer be able to use an Allen wrench on the modified cam tensioner cap. You could use Vice grips or channel-locks on the cap but that will leave teeth marks.

    I hope that answers the question. :nod

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  15. ColoradoBigfoot

    ColoradoBigfoot Been here awhile

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    I've made my share of stupid comments on this site, even mistakenly called out one of the most dedicated riders here as being a poser (hi Donnie!), but Chuckracer is out of bounds on his comment and should at least man-up and post an apology for being a complete and total ass.
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    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Now I feel bad!!! I wish we could have a beer. It's all good man!!!
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    Ahhhh now I understand, thanks !!!
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  20. SpeedyR

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    keep it simple.
    water in oil
    no
    yes
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