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Forum: Europe 11-25-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 13,937
Posted By bLaCk 8east
Gutted

Dude, I am gutted for you.
Had my 950 lifted in London a couple of years ago and there is no worse feeling.

What do the police say ? O'Connell Street, there must be cameras everywhere.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-26-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By bLaCk 8east
Front Brake Fluid

Hey Buds,

Noticed tonight that there was a lot of front brake travel before any sense of the brakes being applied on the front.
The fluid looks low in the viewer, but it's kinda hard to tell...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-29-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By bLaCk 8east
I would expect t get a longer life with the 2-1. ...

I would expect t get a longer life with the 2-1.
The left hand bend seems to be where most of the problems are.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-29-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By bLaCk 8east
It connects to your silencers. The wear is...

It connects to your silencers.

The wear is rust. They corrode rapidly at the weld points, particularly on the left one. 218, plus 60 extras for a replacement.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-29-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By bLaCk 8east
950 Distributor tube

So..my dist tube has more holes in it that a golf course. I've sourced a second hand one and am going to pop it on.

Is it just a straight forward lift and replace ?

On a different note..this...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-29-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,040
Posted By bLaCk 8east
A timely topic

The mechanic in the dealers said my real cylinder is running noisier than what it should be. I have no idea whether this is down to the CCT's or not.
Is there an easy way to tell ?

It sounds...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-18-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,338
Posted By bLaCk 8east
Hemm..interesting. So any ideas what would...

Hemm..interesting.

So any ideas what would keep if from revving, is it somehow fuel starved ? Might have been just one of those strange transient thing..but I'd sure like to try and get a handle...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-18-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,338
Posted By bLaCk 8east
Battery is good, just been replaced and have...

Battery is good, just been replaced and have considered the Gas too but she ran real sweet on the way up.

I just turned her on but didn't here the characteristic clicks that you normally get when...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-17-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,338
Posted By bLaCk 8east
Fuel Pump Failing or Something else ?

Tonight I took the bike to the gym (I know I don't need it but hey ho!).
When I came, all sweaty and hot, I started her up, she warmed to 4 bars and off I went..or so I thought.

Exiting the car...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-27-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 26,599
Posted By bLaCk 8east
Escellent news

I've been away for a while and have just seen this but it's good to know you are back on the road to recovery. You've given me so much help and advice throughout the years on the OC forum it's good...
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By bLaCk 8east
Rivets popping

The last but one - lose rivet, hanging.
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By bLaCk 8east
Other end of can -

Example of what they should look like
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By bLaCk 8east
Rivets Popping on Scorpion Cans

Hi Guys,

I have a pair of Scorpion Titanium cans on my KTM 950 Adv. Today I noticed that on one of the cans all of the rivets surrounding base of the exhaust close to the mount point on the down...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-19-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,570
Posted By bLaCk 8east
No offence buddy, but I think you need to take...

No offence buddy, but I think you need to take off the Quality Engineer hat :D

In answer to the question..Bike is a blast. I'm on my second one after thieves fancied my first one.

When they...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-03-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,427
Posted By bLaCk 8east
I've had Arkra's and was disapointed with them....

I've had Arkra's and was disapointed with them. With the baffles in the sound is not much different from stock, the advantage being weight reduction and looks. Baffles out, they are too loud.

Now...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-06-2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By bLaCk 8east
I think you are right with Oil Residue. I...

I think you are right with Oil Residue.

I took her out for a long spin, by the time I got back looks like I burned off what ever was hanging around.

Magnificant sound of those Scorpions though...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-05-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By bLaCk 8east
New Cans and Smoke :-(

Hi Guys,

I've just fitted a set of 2nd hand Scorpion exhausts to my 04 950.
The thing is, they are smoking to varying degrees, sometimes to the point where when stopped at the lights you can...
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By bLaCk 8east
Cheers guys, appreciate the feedback ;-)

Cheers guys, appreciate the feedback ;-)
Forum: Orange Crush 08-27-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 536
Posted By bLaCk 8east
What exhausts are these ?

I know you guys will know..
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By bLaCk 8east
Exhaust Discolouration

If you see a Titanium exhaust with one distinct spot of discolouration (not around the joints but in the centre of the can), does this mean the packing or possibly the core of the are damaged ?
...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-04-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By bLaCk 8east
WP Gone ?

Got this email today from a guy I know who had a query into the wp suspension people. Here is the reply:

Unfortunately we can no longer rebuild these units as the WP factory has
been closed by...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-04-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,275
Posted By bLaCk 8east
I'm on no. 2

I'm on my second 04.

First was stolen with 26k on it, but I just had to go back.

Searched for months and now I am on 04 no. 2. :clap

Had no problems on either.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-28-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 20,535
Posted By bLaCk 8east
They must be awfully nice people in the US

You park a bike with all that kit on it in the UK and it will be stripped very, very fast.

How do you stop people form pinching all your stuff ?

I don't think I've ever seen so much stuff...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-28-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
Posted By bLaCk 8east
Touratech

I've had one of them on my last bike, will be getting another.
It's a nice piece of kit, not big or obtrusive at all.

Not sure what the Zumo mount is like, I had a quest and it was nice and...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-28-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,671
Posted By bLaCk 8east
Scorpions on the track

Anyone try out the scorpions on the track ?
I'm going soon, of course there would be better tires, but I've got the scorps on and am just wondering how they will handle ?
Forum: Europe 05-28-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By bLaCk 8east
Good pics, how did she compare to the ktms around...

Good pics, how did she compare to the ktms around her ?
Forum: Europe 05-27-2010, 03:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By bLaCk 8east
If anyone could suggest a route or good places to...

If anyone could suggest a route or good places to camp that would be cool thanks.
Forum: Europe 05-26-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By bLaCk 8east
Ireland - Connemara\Donegal

Anywhere interesting, have about 3 days ?
Forum: Orange Crush 04-30-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By bLaCk 8east
Had a theory, didn't work :cry

Had a theory, didn't work :cry
Forum: Orange Crush 04-27-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By bLaCk 8east
Chain Adjusters

Does anyone know by how much each full rotation of the chain adjuster bolt will increase or decrease the chain slack by ?

They will probably vary due to the specificics of the chain, but there...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-03-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By bLaCk 8east
:clap That's the one. You know I searched...

:clap

That's the one. You know I searched all over the place from African queens as well and all google was returning was Africia twin sites. Must have been because of the .de

Good man,...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-02-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By bLaCk 8east
Desert Queens Top Plate ?

I had a Givi monokey top case plate on my old KTM 950.
It was a real good Aluminium plate, real solid and a great design for bunging stuff on.

I was sure I bought it about 3 yrs ago and that it...
Forum: Europe 02-22-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 984
Posted By bLaCk 8east
Motorcycle and Car Insurance Combined - UK

Anyone know if there are any companies doing combined car and bike insurance in the UK ?

I have heard of this, just can't seem to find anyone doing it !

Also, Should I tell my insurance company...
Forum: Europe 02-22-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,572
Posted By bLaCk 8east
Not Again !

KTM's seem to have got a lot of interest lately from the scum..be careful out there guys.
Forum: Europe 02-22-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By bLaCk 8east
Camping in Ireland is Hard

Camping in Ireland is hard. Official campsites are few and far between.

The good ones I know of are:

GlenBeigh and Doolin, both close to the pubs and beautiful spots but to woman who runs the...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-22-2010, 01:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By bLaCk 8east
Interesting

Yeah, I think you are bang on.
The left is fine it's just the right that looks way to long.

The loop is an interesting idea, as it would definetly make for a neater job.
Thanks man ...if any...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-20-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By bLaCk 8east
04' 950 - High Front Fender Question

Guys,

I test drove a 04 950 today that had a high front fender on it.
The experience was a bit strange having owned a 950 before with the standard setup.
On braking, the brake cables seemed...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-20-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By bLaCk 8east
I thought it was too and it's good to have...

I thought it was too and it's good to have flanny's confirmation.
I think he invented it :-)
Forum: Orange Crush 01-20-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By bLaCk 8east
One more

One more
Forum: Orange Crush 01-20-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By bLaCk 8east
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