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Forum: Orange Crush 03-28-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,642
Posted By tjls
...and then I did end up using the new generator...

...and then I did end up using the new generator cover, because something inside was not moving correctly with the new gear and old cover. Various scary noises when I hit the starter with that...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-28-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By tjls
Thanks! It turned out there was a small...

Thanks!

It turned out there was a small indentation on the plastic of the sensor where the bolt had last been tightened down. This let me see that it had been *way* out of adjustment -- about...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-27-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By tjls
Whoops. Pulled 950ADV TPS -- how to recalibrate

I pulled the carbs on my 950 for examination and cleaning. They were dirty! And one diaphragm is pretty wrinkled -- but no holes. I will probably replace the diaphragm for peace of mind, but I'm...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-31-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,642
Posted By tjls
I didn't end up using the new generator cover,...

I didn't end up using the new generator cover, either, because I couldn't get the plug on the far end of the stator wire out through the vertical frame element it'd been threaded through. There's...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-25-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,642
Posted By tjls
So, I already have the whole kit. What work does...

So, I already have the whole kit. What work does not swapping the stator save besides the bolts holding the stator itself in, and the wire? The service manual description is not so good; it seems...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-09-2010, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By tjls
There *was* a part missing. Sigh.

So. Just to clarify, I may be dumb but I'm not a complete tard. Evidently I gave the impression that I'd left the bike runaway "idling" on full choke for 20 minutes. Not the case -- I left it...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-08-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By tjls
Well, color me dumb, but I've never seen plastic...

Well, color me dumb, but I've never seen plastic parts of a bike catch fire from sitting at idle for 20 minutes before, and the total time on "rev up/rev down" couldn't have been more than a couple...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-08-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By tjls
Uh, no. I left my bike for the winter,...

Uh, no.

I left my bike for the winter, prepped how I usually prep it -- a good dose of seafoam in the tank, fresh gas on top, on a float charger -- a year after getting it back from the shop,...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-08-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By tjls
Bluhduh under-seat storage *CAUGHT FIRE*

In the late fall two years ago my '06 950 Adventure had a small but painful encounter with the New York City pavement. After a bit of a hassle getting parts, which kept the bike out of my hands...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2008, 12:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,583
Posted By tjls
120/90-17 -- who carries this size?

According to the parts diagrams, the front is actually the same rim but the rear is not. Funny, that contradicts what people have said here and elsewhere (shrug).

So a 90/90 should be fine for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,583
Posted By tjls
KLR250 -- do KLR650 tires fit? (Is 3.00-17 90/90 or 100/80?)

I'm looking at the "junker" KLR250 in the flea market. It'll need new tires.

Stock tire sizes for the 250 are reputedly 3.00-21 and 4.60-17. But I am also told it uses the exact same rims as the...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-05-2007, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By tjls
It's dark and rainy out right now, but that...

It's dark and rainy out right now, but that reminds me that I didn't even check to see what they did with the lines that used to go to the canister. Should they be plugged, or hooked together where...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-05-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By tjls
Awful at cruise after canisterectomy?

After falling over a few times my '06 950 (US model, stock pipes and jetting) started to show symptoms of extremely rich running -- terrible fuel mileage, occasional miss/backfire, soot accumulation...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-22-2006, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By tjls
All 950 sideboxes use same key?!

I just got the replacement set of boxes for the ones that were damaged when I was hit by a car about a month ago. I was shocked to find that the keys for old and new boxes were identical.

Is KTM...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-01-2006, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By tjls
Yes, it should.

Yes, it should.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-26-2006, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By tjls
Part #s for decals?

It's been a rough week. First last Wednesday I get nailed by a car while riding -- and I'm lucky enough to escape with no damage to me and minimal damage to the bike, just the side box -- and then...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-25-2006, 12:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,109
Posted By tjls
It turns out someone's KTM dealer was... um......

It turns out someone's KTM dealer was... um... being a little more protective of him than KTM says to.

Look at the "authorized tires" document at...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-25-2006, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,547
Posted By tjls
I hope you mean $150 each, not $1500 each (that's...

I hope you mean $150 each, not $1500 each (that's still pretty darned
steep).

Of course they can be balanced. It might be a little harder than for a less aggressive tire, but it can obviously be...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-25-2006, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,964
Posted By tjls
Unfortunately, "bright and constant" isn't as...

Unfortunately, "bright and constant" isn't as good, in terms of whether a human being will notice you while that person's doing another task, as "not as bright, but intermittent". Perceptually, the...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-24-2006, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,964
Posted By tjls
HID lights and modulator?

I don't quite understand how the 2-light setup on the 950 works (I've only had mine for about a month, and I've never looked at this carefully). Is it the case that there is one H7?...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-23-2006, 07:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,109
Posted By tjls
Of course, it's absolutely 100% fine to run tubes...

Of course, it's absolutely 100% fine to run tubes in tubeless type tires. Just ask the tire manufacturers.

They are, however, a real pain in the butt to mount. You haven't lived (well, okay,...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-20-2006, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By tjls
So, KTM USA got us a price: $489! And an...

So, KTM USA got us a price: $489! And an availability: "A few months". Evidently they aren't willing to break up any sets of boxes people might want to buy as add-ons to the SE or SM or whatever...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-19-2006, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By tjls
Nah, it's not just dented, it crushed enough for...

Nah, it's not just dented, it crushed enough for the plastic to break. Good thing it seems to use up a lot of energy when it does that.

The inner layer of plastic is actually still OK, but the...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-18-2006, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By tjls
Buy just one replacement Hepco box?

I had a really close call -- actually, more than that -- today in traffic. Someone made an illegal U-turn from the parking lane as I came past in the traffic lane of a busy street. With no room...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2006, 07:01 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 58,003
Posted By tjls
It pays to buy it in the gallon containers --...

It pays to buy it in the gallon containers -- they've been $13.88 at all the Walmarts around here for ever. (I hope they still are, now I have to go check!)
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2006, 07:36 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 58,003
Posted By tjls
That has a wider viscosity range than the 5w40...

That has a wider viscosity range than the 5w40 Rotella. That is not a good thing, because the wider the viscosity range, the more additives in the oil, and the more quickly it degrades. Syntec has...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2006, 10:20 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 58,003
Posted By tjls
Where are you getting Mobil 1 for $3.50/qt? Or...

Where are you getting Mobil 1 for $3.50/qt? Or did Wal-Mart jack up the price on the 5w40 Rotella while I wasn't looking?

I ride year-round in a cold climate, so a 5w or 0w oil is pretty much a...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2006, 01:08 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 58,003
Posted By tjls
Doesn't the K1200R have a dry clutch?

Doesn't the K1200R have a dry clutch?
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2006, 11:08 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 58,003
Posted By tjls
No kidding. It seems like people will jump on...

No kidding. It seems like people will jump on any excuse they can find to explain why they're really smart for paying more money.

Here's a hint for those of you who think the JASO rating is...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-07-2006, 10:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,919
Posted By tjls
Looking at the picture, that's not a Vista...

Looking at the picture, that's not a Vista Cruise, it's the other common brand of universal throttle lock, a NEP. These are a little easy to break, but they're cheap to replace, fit a wide variety...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-06-2006, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By tjls
So on your theory it would make your bike run...

So on your theory it would make your bike run leaner? Is popping on accel generally a symptom of rich running?

There aren't many bikes that come to the US market set up to run rich, that's for...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2006, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,131
Posted By tjls
It's not only not enforceable, including that...

It's not only not enforceable, including that language in the manual may well be illegal. At the very least, it may void any other restrictions they try to place on the warranty, whether their...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-06-2006, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 479
Posted By tjls
Factory adjustable pegs?

I'm picking up a bunch of parts from my dealer in a few days and I can probably sneak a few more things into the order at the "we like you, you just bought a bike" pricing. The catalog shows...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-06-2006, 11:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,180
Posted By tjls
That sounds really questionable to me. I ran HD...

That sounds really questionable to me. I ran HD tubes for a cross-country trip on my old KLR with _heavy_ sideboxes full of rock climbing gear -- total weight was surely in the KTM 950 range. I...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-06-2006, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,685
Posted By tjls
This might be the case in the UK, but I am pretty...

This might be the case in the UK, but I am pretty sure that, in fact, such a corporate posture is illegal in the USA under the Magnusson-Moss warranty act's provisions about availability of all...
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