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Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 06:11 AM
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Posted By Smilin' Dave
No question these tanks change there shape but...

No question these tanks change there shape but mine had ill fitting panels from the factory.
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,589,335
Posted By Smilin' Dave
Scooter, Something must have gone wrong with the...

Scooter, Something must have gone wrong with the install for it to be that bad. Hate to say it be you will have to go back in and double check everthing. Take your time and check everthing as you...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,589,335
Posted By Smilin' Dave
[QUOTE Anyway whats a fix for this?[/QUOTE] ...

[QUOTE
Anyway whats a fix for this?[/QUOTE]

http://www.amazon.com/EBC-Brakes-FA181X-Disc-Brake/dp/B00666CNES
problem solved
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,589,335
Posted By Smilin' Dave
Glad you got the carbs sorted. Could it be you...

Glad you got the carbs sorted. Could it be you need to set your sag. I would suggest you remove all front end preload and then match the rear to the front. If you are nose high it will make the front...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-12-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By Smilin' Dave
Update

After nearly a month I got back to work on the carbs. I was not able to remove the screws to get the fitting out but I did noticed the fitting was no longer loose. Could it be that when the O rings...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,205
Posted By Smilin' Dave
6'3" 36" inseam. Had a C10 for two years. I...

6'3" 36" inseam. Had a C10 for two years. I tried lowering the pegs, taller seat, taller bars but could not make it work. Sold the Connie and bought a 1150GS, 80K miles latter I could not be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-18-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By Smilin' Dave
Thanks! I did not take the fitting out nor did I...

Thanks! I did not take the fitting out nor did I remove the connecting plate but it seems that this is my problem. I may try to shim the fitting to take out the slop after I in stall the new o...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-18-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By Smilin' Dave
Yes. The carb connecting plate is tight yet I...

Yes. The carb connecting plate is tight yet I can pull the fitting in and out about a 16th of an inch, not so on the rear carb.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-18-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By Smilin' Dave
fuel leak

Had the carbs off the bike and now fuel is spewing out of front carb. There is a brass colored elbow that connects the fuel line to the carb body, this is where the leak is. The fitting is lose and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,589,335
Posted By Smilin' Dave
I run zero preload and droped the triple clamp 7...

I run zero preload and droped the triple clamp 7 or 8mm. This is not a sportbike tho. Much better choices for triple digit sweepers.
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10,020
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Posted By Smilin' Dave
Well the plan was to pull the cams out of the 1st...

Well the plan was to pull the cams out of the 1st cylinder than move to the 2nd one, complete that one, and then I would count the degrees of rotation and use the indent for the crank locking tool to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,589,335
Posted By Smilin' Dave
Valve check

So I'm OK to turn the motor over with cams out. Can't see why I wouldn't be, but to important not to double check. 12k on the bike and this is it's first check. Found 3 exhaust valves at .33. This is...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,589,335
Posted By Smilin' Dave
Sounds like a weak battery. Did you run it down...

Sounds like a weak battery. Did you run it down trying to start the bike. The buzzing noise from the relay is normal when the battery is weak. Charge up the battery or jump start it. If you use a car...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,636
Posted By Smilin' Dave
Do your TB's go out of balance above 4K? You...

Do your TB's go out of balance above 4K? You said you checked 1-4K but your problem seems to be above that RPM.
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10,020
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Posted By Smilin' Dave
The 990 SMR had mono blocks.

The 990 SMR had mono blocks.
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10,020
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Posted By Smilin' Dave
Clogged jets block fuel. You have to much fuel....

Clogged jets block fuel. You have to much fuel. From the sound of it, way to much. Check your float hight. Did the PO rejet. Maybe he was way off and this combined with a dirty air filter could cause...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,507
Posted By Smilin' Dave
If it's used you should be able to test ride it....

If it's used you should be able to test ride it. Take it for a spin. See how it feels compared to your 1150. Good opportunity to see what a 1200 is like. Sounds like your going to end up with one at...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,589,335
Posted By Smilin' Dave
I was going to do that myself but there was a...

I was going to do that myself but there was a clearance issue with something. Can't remember what. Maybe tank to rad.? If you have not already looked at this, check that the leading edge of the tank...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,589,335
Posted By Smilin' Dave
Another +1 for the DRC. Got 4K out of the rear....

Another +1 for the DRC. Got 4K out of the rear. Front should go 8k.
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,589,335
Posted By Smilin' Dave
Larger mains then stock or larger than H2W mains....

Larger mains then stock or larger than H2W mains. Do you remember what size. Is your throttle response still magic? I Have the H2W on my bike and it did smooth things out nicely but as you said it...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4,195
Views: 693,441
Posted By Smilin' Dave
You will likey have to pay your home state. I...

You will likey have to pay your home state. I bought a new bike out of state, and did not pay tax, but still had to pay tax to Michigan to get it road legal. You should only pay the tax once. SS...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By Smilin' Dave
This could be caused by a "winter blend" of...

This could be caused by a "winter blend" of fuel.
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,589,335
Posted By Smilin' Dave
Fuel taps

I was warned by a orange certified KTM mechanic that the fuel taps are fragile. Lightly close them and they will not leak.
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,589,335
Posted By Smilin' Dave
A couple of years ago I changed my oil and did...

A couple of years ago I changed my oil and did not replace the crush washer, I belive this is want you mean when you say gasket, and it driped a very small amount. Next oil change I replaced the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,538
Posted By Smilin' Dave
Hey! Get your own name.:lol3

Hey! Get your own name.:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,589,335
Posted By Smilin' Dave
I agree with Gary, probably just the pilots. If...

I agree with Gary, probably just the pilots. If you have not installed a jet kit now would be a good time. X-bike or
H2W are good choices.
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,589,335
Posted By Smilin' Dave
H2W jet kit should get you 38-40mpg.

H2W jet kit should get you 38-40mpg.
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10,020
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Posted By Smilin' Dave
I'm running 16/41. That's as short as I would...

I'm running 16/41. That's as short as I would want to go.
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10,020
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Posted By Smilin' Dave
I look foward to your take on H2W vs X-bikes. By...

I look foward to your take on H2W vs X-bikes. By the way, 44K WOW!
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10,020
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Posted By Smilin' Dave
Gary, Are you still planing to try the x-bike...

Gary, Are you still planing to try the x-bike jetting?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By Smilin' Dave
As someone who has both I can tell you that the...

As someone who has both I can tell you that the KTM is all about passion. Its a much easier bike to love. Hear in the GSpot the talk is often negative while over in orange crush problems with the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,589,335
Posted By Smilin' Dave
I have both. Grip warms are the shit on a COOL...

I have both. Grip warms are the shit on a COOL day. Just hit the switch. On a COLD day you want heated gloves, but they are more hassle. My fingers do not get any colder then my hands do with the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 186,213
Posted By Smilin' Dave
oil jet

Are you sure? Its a VERY small hole. When I took mine out to clean it at first I thought it didn't have a hole but a blast of compressed air showed it did.
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10,020
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Posted By Smilin' Dave
Great job on the seat. Looks factory.

Great job on the seat. Looks factory.
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,589,335
Posted By Smilin' Dave
900rider

Great r/r You may not like fall but I find fall tends to bring what I call "golden rides" more then any other time of year.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 503
Posted By Smilin' Dave
New life for old shock

I added oil to my remote preload adjuster this weekend. Pleased with the results. Still need new shocks but I swear the ride is improved. Ya I now it shouldn't make a difference to the damping, but...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2011, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,589,335
Posted By Smilin' Dave
Thanks for the tips guys. I hope to get to it...

Thanks for the tips guys. I hope to get to it this weekend. I'm also going to remove and inspect/clean the clutch oil jet.
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,589,335
Posted By Smilin' Dave
O.K. so to clarify, pump fluid up to the master...

O.K. so to clarify, pump fluid up to the master cylinder till its full. then suck some out and pump more in. How many times should it take to get all the air out.
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,589,335
Posted By Smilin' Dave
I keep hear how great the trans is on this bike. ...

I keep hear how great the trans is on this bike. This has not been my experience. Had the bike since new. It now has 8k so I can no longer believe it will get better with time. Problems are when...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,589,335
Posted By Smilin' Dave
Omnivore, if it idles fine, and runs good on the...

Omnivore, if it idles fine, and runs good on the top end, its probably one or more clogged polit jets. Clean or replace both and you should be good to go.
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