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Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By Johnf3
Definitely will not lace up to the stock KTM hub.

Definitely will not lace up to the stock KTM hub.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-14-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,025
Posted By Johnf3
26 psi is not enough off road to prevent rim...

26 psi is not enough off road to prevent rim damage if you are going to hit things at speed with a 500+ pound bike.. I can bash into rocks and stuff as well as the next guy, but when riding my 950...
Forum: Vendors 08-05-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 20,162
Posted By Johnf3
Sarcasm can be dumb, pointless, or sexist. It...

Sarcasm can be dumb, pointless, or sexist. It can also be all of those things, in your case. The OP asked for specific help. If you feel so strongly about your little rant above, go start a new...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-05-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By Johnf3
For Colorado, I would be running 42 pilots, but...

For Colorado, I would be running 42 pilots, but if it runs good leave it.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-24-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,782
Posted By Johnf3
Just adding oil without measuring can work, but...

Just adding oil without measuring can work, but you really should know what your baseline level is before you go adding more, and you should know how the oil level is affected for adding a given...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-22-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,782
Posted By Johnf3
Without getting too much more off topic, the...

Without getting too much more off topic, the other variable is the fork itself. Since the 950 introduction in 2003, KTM has made many small improvements to their open chamber forks. I often see 2004...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-22-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,782
Posted By Johnf3
I guess when some riders send their suspension in...

I guess when some riders send their suspension in for a shim shuffle by a third party vendor it makes the rider a suspension expert too. Several good comments here but also some that are pretty...
Forum: Vendors 07-16-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,569
Posted By Johnf3
Thank you Justin. Once I get my strap and get my...

Thank you Justin. Once I get my strap and get my bag repaired I will tie it down like the picture shows.
Forum: Vendors 07-15-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 33,569
Posted By Johnf3
I melted a strap on my Mojavi and sent an email...

I melted a strap on my Mojavi and sent an email into the contact email on the Giant Loop website a week ago with no reply. I don't need to buy a complete repair kit but rather a few feet of strap. ...
Forum: Racing 07-09-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 13,034
Posted By Johnf3
I agree. Timing and luck is a big part of it. I...

I agree. Timing and luck is a big part of it. I wasn't taking a shot at Pedroza, just stating what I truly think his place in history will be. Nicky will never again be a factor in a MotoGP race,...
Forum: Racing 07-09-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 13,034
Posted By Johnf3
You are right, he will be remembered...as the guy...

You are right, he will be remembered...as the guy who could win a race but never a championship. This will be Perdrosa's spot in MotoGP history.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-30-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Johnf3
I wouldn't put the red MSR seals on my worst...

I wouldn't put the red MSR seals on my worst enemy's bike. The same crappy seals are repackaged and sold by several different vendors--if they are aftermarket and red, don't buy them. Use either...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By Johnf3
The bright side is that at least that rebound...

The bright side is that at least that rebound valve is not rusted and corroded and stuck in the rebound tap.

I would disassemble the cartridge so I could get to the entire rebound piston assembly...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-03-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,311
Posted By Johnf3
Glad to see you got it all installed and are...

Glad to see you got it all installed and are happy. The Adventure caliper is bigger so it may offer a bit more stopping power and handle heat a bit better, but don't know for sure. I think I am...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-28-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By Johnf3
Inside without question. Someone already...

Inside without question. Someone already mentioned it, but most every real dirt bike made has the front brake line routed inside the forks. So do the 990's from the factory. A zip tie won't hold up...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-16-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,398
Posted By Johnf3
To be direct, you are in fantasy land, no...

To be direct, you are in fantasy land, no offense. A street-legal V Twin Adventure bike is not going to be 400 pounds ready to ride. A WR250 Yamaha is 320 with gas. No manufacturer, unless Chinese,...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-14-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,088
Posted By Johnf3
A few things to think about on a 2004 Adventure: ...

A few things to think about on a 2004 Adventure:

1. The 2004 forks had the "third bushing" that really made them hard to tune properly. It is easily remedied and there are lots of guides to do...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-02-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,955
Posted By Johnf3
I agree with most everything you say, but you are...

I agree with most everything you say, but you are wrong about the Pirelli MT 21. It is every bit as much a true knobby tire as a Dunlop 606. It also works great with a rear 908. I have several...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-16-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 12,516
Posted By Johnf3
We were just motivated by not wanting to miss any...

We were just motivated by not wanting to miss any riding time. We did not have a set of spares, so we bought a can of brake cleaner (only thing available at the only store in town), cleaned out the...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-16-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 12,516
Posted By Johnf3
Sure it can be done in a parking lot. We did my...

Sure it can be done in a parking lot. We did my friend's 990 in a dirt motel parking lot in Big Bend. It is a very straightforward repair. It took us all of a couple of hours, never having done...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-28-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By Johnf3
You missed that the kit includes new fork...

You missed that the kit includes new fork cartridges as well.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-12-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,852
Posted By Johnf3
The cleaner may be ok, but not the oil. Use...

The cleaner may be ok, but not the oil. Use filter oil designed for a foam air filter.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-14-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 33,795
Posted By Johnf3
We have been trying to tell ya. Glad you got it...

We have been trying to tell ya. Glad you got it done and did not have any issues. You will love the pre filter too. I have never even cleaned my main filter yet, and I ride in as dusty conditions...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-07-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 33,795
Posted By Johnf3
Wow. We converted the Griz! You are going to...

Wow. We converted the Griz! You are going to love it.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-18-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,079
Posted By Johnf3
Srad, You missed that we are trying to...

Srad,
You missed that we are trying to completely remove ALL the ABS system. Obviously we know there are simple ways to turn off or disable it. There is an under seat fuel tank coming on the market...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-16-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By Johnf3
The EarthX is a superior battery compared to a...

The EarthX is a superior battery compared to a Shorai. The biggest difference is that EarthX batteries have on board battery management, including over charge and discharge protection and cell...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-16-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,079
Posted By Johnf3
Bowser you are actually the one that is mistaken,...

Bowser you are actually the one that is mistaken, sorry but I hate to see bad info being distributed. The part numbers between the two dashes in 2009 is absolutely different. I went down this road...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-11-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By Johnf3
We did a 2009. Like has already been said, you...

We did a 2009. Like has already been said, you can get as far as removing the pump part of the ABS, but the electrics have to stay if you want a functioning speedometer/ odometer. We replaced the...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-03-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,402
Posted By Johnf3
Yes you can. Still the new WP forks are much...

Yes you can. Still the new WP forks are much better due to 10 years of refinement.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-02-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,402
Posted By Johnf3
The early 950's did have 265 mm of travel, but so...

The early 950's did have 265 mm of travel, but so did the later S and R models. The newer WP forks are much better than the the three bushing/spacer set up on the 2004 forks. Stock compared to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 214,084
Posted By Johnf3
The ISDE shop owner was probably no other than...

The ISDE shop owner was probably no other than Fritz Kadlec, who really was a member of the USA ISDE trophy team back in the 80's. He is still blistering fast on a off road motorcycle. I have...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 39,588
Posted By Johnf3
My experience with both the carb and FI...

My experience with both the carb and FI Adventures is that fuel mileage stays about the same as the stock airbox.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-08-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,931
Posted By Johnf3
Your 113 HP is on paper too--not at the rear...

Your 113 HP is on paper too--not at the rear wheel and not even at the crank. I haven't seen a 990 of any type that the carbed 950 won't run as good or better than. I have always found your...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-09-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By Johnf3
The clutch lever is putting enough pressure on...

The clutch lever is putting enough pressure on the master cylinder so that you can't back bleed it. Make sure the lever plunger is not contacting the master cylinder at all and you will be able to...
Forum: Vendors 06-02-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,516
Posted By Johnf3
That is good news.

That is good news.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-23-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,152
Posted By Johnf3
I haven't heard of one either, but I have seen...

I haven't heard of one either, but I have seen one. The 21 inch tube stretched out and failed trying to take up all the space in the stock 150 rear. It is so easy to pack two tubes on a Adventure...
Forum: Vendors 05-16-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,005
Posted By Johnf3
The only other thing I would mention is noise and...

The only other thing I would mention is noise and legality (spark arrestors). With FMF Q's fitted (kritzman type spark arrestors), my bike is already on the edge of being too loud. For responsible...
Forum: Vendors 05-15-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,005
Posted By Johnf3
Easy first question. What did the dyno say?

Easy first question. What did the dyno say?
Forum: Orange Crush 04-29-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,511
Posted By Johnf3
Not the way I understand it, or how it has been...

Not the way I understand it, or how it has been explained by others smarter than me. The swingarm movement is an arc. Off the stand with no load is not the tightest the chain will be. The chain...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-21-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,318
Posted By Johnf3
I don't know. You say you wanted something less...

I don't know. You say you wanted something less fiddly that the Rottweiler. I don't know if that set up is or not. A foam filter possibly squished inside the stock airbox plus an intake filter...
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