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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Today, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 622
Posted By wiseblood
Well, you know what they say... ...

Well, you know what they say...

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/ee/44/66/ee4466b4b30b3590e2392eee2f21c266.jpg

:D

Sounds like you dropped the motor from the frame for the work. I'm...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Today, 10:42 AM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 1,723,671
Posted By wiseblood
Heh... quoted for posterity. :lol3 BTW, my...

Heh... quoted for posterity. :lol3

BTW, my positively favorite weather website of the moment:

http://weatherspark.com/#!graphs;a=USA/NY/New_York
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Today, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
Posted By wiseblood
According to the NYC Department of Health, there...

According to the NYC Department of Health, there are currently 24,000 restaurants in NYC. If you want a suggestion, you might have to be more specific. :*sip*
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Today, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 1,723,671
Posted By wiseblood
Yeah... damn winter. :bluduh Just when it was...

Yeah... damn winter. :bluduh Just when it was actually getting decently ridable out there! (No ice on my streets!)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 07:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 622
Posted By wiseblood
This. :nod

This. :nod
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 07:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 622
Posted By wiseblood
First, I'd like to say that you're all bad people...

First, I'd like to say that you're all bad people for encouraging me to do this insanity. :D

The keeper removal / installation tool seems like it would make getting the spring off pretty easy:
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 622
Posted By wiseblood
I guess the way it would hurt to try is if the...

I guess the way it would hurt to try is if the valve drops into the damn cylinder. :bluduh :lol3

(For the win: Valve drops, air blasts out, blowing the valve collets somewhere in my garage. :lol3...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 622
Posted By wiseblood
Give yourself enough rope......

For the curious:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zFmC66YU6zI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

:lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 622
Posted By wiseblood
Yeah -- that's a variation on the "rope"...

Yeah -- that's a variation on the "rope" solution. Seems like a half-ass way of doing it.

At the moment, I'm wondering if there is a way to take off the head WITHOUT removing the cylinder. At very...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 622
Posted By wiseblood
Yes. Pretty sure. I replaced the balancer shaft...

Yes. Pretty sure. I replaced the balancer shaft seal just a few months ago, specifically to exclude that as a possibility.

I'll add: Prior to replacing that seal I did see a little oil in the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 622
Posted By wiseblood
I've seen that process done (with the rope) on...

I've seen that process done (with the rope) on Youtube... crazy! :eek1

98% of my riding on this bike is paved street-only, so it's not dirt. (Plus, I checked the air filter, and it's good.)...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 622
Posted By wiseblood
Stupid question: I've been looking at the service...

Stupid question: I've been looking at the service manual as well as Pyndon's rebuild page (http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange%20Garage/Engine/Pyns%20Full%20950%20Overhaul/pyns_full_950_overhaul.html)...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 622
Posted By wiseblood
Just about 21,000.

Just about 21,000.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 622
Posted By wiseblood
Yeah, that's the vibe I've been getting. Which...

Yeah, that's the vibe I've been getting. Which makes me think: If I'm gonna do all that, seems like I might as well do a full top-end rebuild. (Which I've never personally done. :uhoh)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 622
Posted By wiseblood
Replacing valve stem seals: Anyone ever do it?

This is for my 2007 KTM 950 (SMR). My bike has always consumed oil, and it has been slowly increasing over time. In the past year, I've had spark plugs fail twice due to oil fouling.

In past...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-28-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13,197
Views: 2,577,569
Posted By wiseblood
I like the hollering and laughing as they roost...

I like the hollering and laughing as they roost her. :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-28-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13,197
Views: 2,577,569
Posted By wiseblood
Wait for it.... <iframe width="560"...

Wait for it....

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tGoimZoPg_k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

:D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-27-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 1,723,671
Posted By wiseblood
My Mini was a shitton of fun in the snow! Did one...

My Mini was a shitton of fun in the snow! Did one of you buy a truck because of the snow? Suckers. Small sporty car + hand brake is the bomb!
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By wiseblood
Yup. :nod Yeah, I bought a few...

Yup. :nod




Yeah, I bought a few pilots in a range, and will be testing those out next week (assuming that replacing the intake manifold boot doesn't fix it).
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-27-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 1,723,671
Posted By wiseblood
:nod I don't think we got much snow...

:nod

I don't think we got much snow overnight. Maybe 4-8 inches.

Kinda a bummer, actually! I was all braced to build snow forts and play with the kids in a mammoth mountain of white.
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By wiseblood
LOWER bar radiator cap? :huh You mean, so the...

LOWER bar radiator cap? :huh You mean, so the coolant will blow through the relief valve more quickly? What is the goal of this? To prevent a hose from bursting?

Fan kit: Check. :thumb

Engine /...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By wiseblood
Motor feels solid to me! No smoke, and no oil...

Motor feels solid to me! No smoke, and no oil consumption. (Hell, it's in better shape than my 2007 950! :lol3) No strange sounds, and when it's running, no shortage of power anywhere.

Maybe tiny...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By wiseblood
Needle is OBVD T, in the third from top position....

Needle is OBVD T, in the third from top position. (Stock)
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By wiseblood
This! :nod I can't believe I didn't check that...

This! :nod I can't believe I didn't check that for cracks. :fpalm Great idea!




Float level is set to stock. Float valve is brand new (part of rebuild kit) and works great.
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By wiseblood
Jetting on a 2003 KTM 525 EXC

Hi All!

I'm hoping someone can help me understand a jetting problem I'm having. My 2003 KTM 525 EXC is running lean, and I can't figure out why!

Here's the situation: From the first day I got...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-25-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 1,723,671
Posted By wiseblood
I exchanges a couple emails with him. Lodging is...

I exchanges a couple emails with him. Lodging is NOT included, AFAIK. They have two locations, and the location in April is not the one near the hunting lodge. And, in any event, lodging at the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-25-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13,197
Views: 2,577,569
Posted By wiseblood
That sounds good! Thanks for the update!

That sounds good! Thanks for the update!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-25-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 1,723,671
Posted By wiseblood
Just a suggestion: This event starts early, and...

Just a suggestion: This event starts early, and is physically very demanding. If you can, I would highly recommend arriving the night before and spending the extra money on a hotel. Otherwise, you'll...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-25-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 1,723,671
Posted By wiseblood
Well, shiiiiiet... I really want to do this. ...

Well, shiiiiiet... I really want to do this.

What bike you taking? How are you getting there? (Trailer?)
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-25-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 1,723,671
Posted By wiseblood
http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/1299191736_juno....

http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/1299191736_juno.jpg

Sounds scary! Thanks for letting us all know! :eek1


While we're talking about scary news, the weather looks a little crappy this week....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-25-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 1,723,671
Posted By wiseblood
Care to be a little more specific? :ear

Care to be a little more specific? :ear
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By wiseblood
I was able to return it for a refund. I'm gonna...

I was able to return it for a refund. I'm gonna be measuring sag as soon as I get a chance (snow on the ground here in NYC now, and garage isn't heated. :vardy) I don't know what rates I need yet, so...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By wiseblood
Sweet bike! Your old EXC? Good advice. I...

Sweet bike! Your old EXC?

Good advice. I want to change the front sprocket, so I'll do that.

On the subject of sprocket gearing, what are most people running? Bike came to me with 13/52(!!) or...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-24-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 1,723,671
Posted By wiseblood
:nod :thumb I'm still riding, and still...

:nod :thumb

I'm still riding, and still trying to finish sorting out my small Sumo, which I figure I'll ride to work while I finish my overdue 20k maintenance on the 950.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-24-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 1,723,671
Posted By wiseblood
Yet, you could not resist adding to the length of...

Yet, you could not resist adding to the length of the thread. :deal

So, where has Nyny gone? :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-23-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 1,723,671
Posted By wiseblood
:D :thumb

:D :thumb
Forum: Racing 01-23-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 38,204
Posted By wiseblood
How much longer?

Bored Silly Season!

https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10934073_1051060548244463_3724560407761842392_n.jpg?oh=31131703d4260fdf302259daa5bbe001&oe=552F5E77

:lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-23-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 1,723,671
Posted By wiseblood
:lol3 :freaky

:lol3 :freaky
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-23-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 1,723,671
Posted By wiseblood
This! ^^^ :nod I-94 Reopens Days After...

This! ^^^ :nod

I-94 Reopens Days After Deadly 193-Vehicle Pileup Near Battle Creek, Michigan

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B67O6QNCYAAzRBZ.jpg:large
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-23-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 24,743
Views: 1,723,671
Posted By wiseblood
Sorry if I sounded abrasive. There is nobody who...

Sorry if I sounded abrasive. There is nobody who can tell you for sure that the snow is going to stick.

This week, for example: It was supposed to snow overnight between Wednesday and Thursday,...
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