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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,471
Posted By Bugman98
Leave em on! Do you know how much that fake cred...

Leave em on! Do you know how much that fake cred is worth? Search the forums or go to a bike night, or even your local cycle shop and you'll see several bikes for sale or whose owners have paid a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,079
Posted By Bugman98
its the old radiator hoses. I have the same...

its the old radiator hoses. I have the same issue. Scrubbed out the hoses with a bottle brush and that took care of it for a while.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,239
Posted By Bugman98
I'm not sure about laser detectors being useless,...

I'm not sure about laser detectors being useless, or why, but I do know that I received so many false laser alerts with both Escort 8500 that I had, that I shut off the laser feature. To my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-27-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By Bugman98
Are you sure the carbs and rubber boots are...

Are you sure the carbs and rubber boots are properly connected to the intake manifolds? A slight backfire through the intake can pop a carb off the rubber boot enough to create a leak, but still look...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,643
Posted By Bugman98
You can have a bad water pump, the gunk in the...

You can have a bad water pump, the gunk in the breather tube, and still have little to no oil/coolant in the clutch cover if the leak is small/slow. Let the bike sit for a day or two and then check...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,568
Posted By Bugman98
Pee in a coffee can, then just pour out the can...

Pee in a coffee can, then just pour out the can when you leave the shop to go back into the house at the end of the day.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-26-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,040
Posted By Bugman98
I think the mods that have contributed most to my...

I think the mods that have contributed most to my enjoyment of the bike are
1. Revalve and respiring the fork: Wow what a difference! Highly recommended
2. 2-1 exhaust with FMF muffler: sounds...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,608
Posted By Bugman98
Reminded me of this video...hilarious! ...

Reminded me of this video...hilarious!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hm7pp_JFOs

"Would you like a light grazing with my teeth, or a few slow chomps?":eek1:lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-21-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,965
Posted By Bugman98
Waiiiiiit a sec. Are we talking 90000 KM or 90000...

Waiiiiiit a sec. Are we talking 90000 KM or 90000 mi? Because that's a big difference. If its 90000 KM then I wouldn't worry about a rebuild if it seems to have good compression and doesn't smoke....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-27-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By Bugman98
Simply having the stock forks redone will make a...

Simply having the stock forks redone will make a huge difference. If you're trying to keep up w 450s on single track then maybe the height would be worth it. For me (who does some dirt roads and ohv...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-12-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By Bugman98
And you're sure the side stand switch isn't...

And you're sure the side stand switch isn't faulty? Might be worth double checking the wires.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-23-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By Bugman98
My friend has a 07 KTM that had this problem. It...

My friend has a 07 KTM that had this problem. It was a short in the ignition switch. Sometimes the bike would start, sometimes it wouldn't. I would check the switches.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-23-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By Bugman98
Thanks everyone! I made sure to put a little...

Thanks everyone! I made sure to put a little grease on the seal before I installed the pump shaft, and the writing is facing me now that I have it installed. Hopefully this will keep my KTM happy for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-22-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By Bugman98
Water Pump Shaft Seal Question

I'm rebuilding the water pump on my 04 950. This is the second time I've done this and I'm following the rebuild procedure that is posted in the HOW. The last time I did this, the seal I ordered...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,184
Posted By Bugman98
I owned two fuel injected bikes before I bought...

I owned two fuel injected bikes before I bought the carbed 950. The previous owner put a head2wind jet kit in it and they've been virtually maintenance free (knock on wood). I wouldn't hesitate to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-26-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By Bugman98
The description of the noise occurring when the...

The description of the noise occurring when the engine is hot makes me think you might have a worn oil pump. If this is the case you'll probably notice the oil pressure light flicker at idle when you...
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,041
Posted By Bugman98
I have a Hitachi 18V LiOn Drill that has been...

I have a Hitachi 18V LiOn Drill that has been really great. All the brands that everyone is recommending are good. I would make sure to buy 18v and that it has a LiOn battery. The LiOn is SO MUCH...
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By Bugman98
Just go to a carpet store and tell them you have...

Just go to a carpet store and tell them you have rental property and want something "mid level" and they will point you in the right direction. That's what I've done with all my rental stuff. Oh,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 28,457
Posted By Bugman98
About 5 yrs ago when I was in college I had a...

About 5 yrs ago when I was in college I had a girlfriend wanted me to take her for rides in the hot summer night. We did not wear helmets...or jackets. She wanted to be "dangerous" but I was used...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-24-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,252
Posted By Bugman98
I have an 04 950 that did this. It would make a...

I have an 04 950 that did this. It would make a lot of noise, and after about a year of being told the noise was "normal " the oil light started coming on when the engine temp was hot. i figured...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 21,268
Posted By Bugman98
That's what I thought too! OK, that settles it....

That's what I thought too! OK, that settles it. Thanks! :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-10-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By Bugman98
I have mine (Escort 8500) on a magnetic ram mount...

I have mine (Escort 8500) on a magnetic ram mount on the dash of the bike. I've had it mounted this way on my last bike too, which was not a KTM. It works well. Keeps the radar detector out of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 21,268
Posted By Bugman98
What do "pirates" and "squids" call us?

I was explaining to a friend the different stereotypes associated with riders of other types of motorcycles, i.e. "pirates" and "squids." After I explained the nuances of each category, she asked...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,913
Posted By Bugman98
Exped is a really nice pad. I have the synmat 7....

Exped is a really nice pad. I have the synmat 7. I think it's 4" thick! Used to have a thermarest but got tired of the bulk and switched to a big Agnes which I could never seem to get comfy on, last...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,397
Posted By Bugman98
+1 on the Aerogaurds from aeroflow with the stock...

+1 on the Aerogaurds from aeroflow with the stock screen. I was really impressed.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-14-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,701
Posted By Bugman98
Until recently I was a broke college student too,...

Until recently I was a broke college student too, and did several repaints with spray cans. DONT DO IT! I'd put in all this hard work on the prep, only to have it ruined by the quality of the paint...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-10-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,118
Posted By Bugman98
My buddy Viola-tor spent a lot of money and time...

My buddy Viola-tor spent a lot of money and time converting his regular 990 into a 990R. And he says its a big difference. I have a 950 that I rode off road on trials for a summer before I had the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-10-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,050
Posted By Bugman98
A bad battery cable perhaps? Or one that is...

A bad battery cable perhaps? Or one that is loose?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-10-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,189
Posted By Bugman98
Isn't the 20-50 vis oil a little heavy? If you...

Isn't the 20-50 vis oil a little heavy? If you hear this after start up its probably due to the fact that the cam chain tensioners aren't "pumping up" with oil fast enough. A lighter weight oil...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-04-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,525
Posted By Bugman98
The black globs are sort of mixed...

The black globs are sort of mixed throughout...like the soup. And it was also evenly mixed within the coolant overflow bottle. So knowing that oil floats, its probably not oil? I thought maybe the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-04-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,525
Posted By Bugman98
No, I haven't mixed coolants...added green to...

No, I haven't mixed coolants...added green to green.

And the hoses deteriorating sounds much better than replacing head gaskets! But wouldn't that leave rubber chunks in the coolant?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-03-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,525
Posted By Bugman98
My coolant looks like funky egg drop soup

Something weird is going on here, and hope some of you can help!
As I was removing the radiator and the catch bottle to start on a valve adjustment on my 2004 950 (40K mi), I noticed that the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-30-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,578
Posted By Bugman98
I currently have a Bill Mayer seat that I picked...

I currently have a Bill Mayer seat that I picked up for a song because the previous owner thought it would interfere with dirt riding. It's pretty comfy and I've ridden with it on some ATV and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-20-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,653
Posted By Bugman98
I too used to think FI was always better than...

I too used to think FI was always better than carbs. Then I got the 950. No regrets. Save yourself a few thousand and go with a 950. I would only get the 990 if ABS is a "make it or break it" for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-19-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,057
Posted By Bugman98
Everyone at dsw is out riding this weekend. I...

Everyone at dsw is out riding this weekend. I placed an order on Wednesday and got a phone call saying that I should really call back and order everything on Monday as they would be very shorthanded...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-13-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,884
Posted By Bugman98
If you want some moto bling for your new KTM, a...

If you want some moto bling for your new KTM, a CJ Racer clutch cover is hard to beat. So cool...and expensive:deal
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-13-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,800
Posted By Bugman98
This is all normal crap you've got to put up with...

This is all normal crap you've got to put up with when you own a KTM. Probably why the PO sold it! :deal:lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-12-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By Bugman98
Before you replace the fuel pump, double check...

Before you replace the fuel pump, double check the condition of your battery cables and battery. I've seen a bad cable do this same thing.
Forum: The Garage 05-03-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,448
Posted By Bugman98
getting scratches out of paint

While washing the car yesterday my wife wanted to get the bug guts off the front bumper and decided to use the green scrubby side of the sponge.:eek1 Needless to say she got the bug guts off, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,449
Posted By Bugman98
Have you tried wal-mart? Its not just for KLR's!...

Have you tried wal-mart? Its not just for KLR's! I've bought several batteries for motos there, including for BMWs. Maybe they will only last 4 years instead of 5, but they cost half as much!
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