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Forum: Orange Crush 04-21-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Stephen
The best rack is no rack.

I have run Ortliebs on the 950 for a long time with no racks, but there are a few things to note.

First, I have stock exhausts, so there are the little metal standoffs with the rubber buffers that...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-01-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 239,553
Posted By Stephen
FT: my Magura SX for your ProTaper KX High handlebars

FT: my Magura SX for your ProTaper KX High handlebars (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=966515)

I'd love to trade my Magura SX handlebars for some Pro Taper KX High bars.
I took...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-12-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,289
Posted By Stephen
A radio box is a secure place to put a radio. ...

A radio box is a secure place to put a radio.
It needs an air intake because radios get HOT.

We've run handheld amateur-band transceivers in tankbags, and they get very very hot.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-03-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By Stephen
Couple of weeks ago I pulled the right caliper,...

Couple of weeks ago I pulled the right caliper, rotor and line off my 04 Adventure, swapped the banjo bolts around and installed an SE master cylinder.
...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-16-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By Stephen
Day one: I think you might find all those...

Day one: I think you might find all those residential roads through Austin kinda tedious. Might should bite the bullet and get across town pronto. Maybe stay on MLK to Lamar, then south to all the...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-03-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,566
Posted By Stephen
Even small improvements in suspension pay off...

Even small improvements in suspension pay off hugely in the riding. Just getting spring rates closer to right makes an enormous difference in all conditions. Fresh fork oil and the new spec fork...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-20-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By Stephen
I refreshed the forks on my 04 lately. My dealer...

I refreshed the forks on my 04 lately. My dealer suggested that I buy the Rebuild Kit for about a third of the cost of new seals, dust wipers and a few o-rings. My forks work much better than they...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-22-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,032
Posted By Stephen
Pro Taper KX High are higher and wider than...

Pro Taper KX High are higher and wider than stock, flat and straight. Plenty of room at the ends.
A little more sweep than Magura SX (which are damn near straight tubes), but a lot less than stock...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-14-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1,015
Views: 80,348
Posted By Stephen
Well this is the big KTM, and the side stand is a...

Well this is the big KTM, and the side stand is a fine stout thing that has been known to crack the crankcase instead of breaking off. It's always something, eh?

Before the little KTMs had flimsy...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-14-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1,015
Views: 80,348
Posted By Stephen
One o'them bigfoot things woulda just made it...

One o'them bigfoot things woulda just made it harder to extract.
Reset with my custom carbon fiber sidestand thing. Made by a pal from genuine scrap. And there was no damage whatsoever. I consider...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-14-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1,015
Views: 80,348
Posted By Stephen
It is now; wasn't last week. Nothin but dirt hard...

It is now; wasn't last week. Nothin but dirt hard as rock.
Haven't needed to pay attention to where I set my stand for a couple years now.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-14-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,015
Views: 80,348
Posted By Stephen
What was that stuff?

So there I was, turning around after ordering some brisket and slaw at Rocky Creek BBQ on Hamilton Pool Road when I noticed my KTM was lying on the ground. WTF? I trot over and it appeared that the...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-22-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By Stephen
I wasn't gonna say anything..

I wasn't gonna say this, but after compulsively reading this, I just gotta.

My 04 has, since new, rattled like crazy on startup, then settled to its properly cacophonous symphony of mechanical...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-19-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,362
Posted By Stephen
A few of things that you should find...

A few of things that you should find encouraging–not that you need encouragement.. indeed, seems you lack that little cartoon angel on your shoulder that's always saying, "Noooo, nooo, don't go in...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-09-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17,873
Views: 867,688
Posted By Stephen
Oh, and it hasn't started raining here yet. ...

Oh, and it hasn't started raining here yet.

But it'd better.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-09-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17,873
Views: 867,688
Posted By Stephen
Ain't that the truth. Remember how in one of...

Ain't that the truth.
Remember how in one of the Mission Impossible movies the tires on that big Triumph that Our Hero was riding somehow got changed from cheater slicks to major knobbies?
I want...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-10-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9,755
Views: 1,961,686
Posted By Stephen
Forks

This is fun. These WP forks are sublimely wonderful objects.

http://stephen.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KTM-950/Forks-Feb-2013/i-Ttr8LmT/0/L/photo-1-L.jpg

Tip of the day: KTM fork rebuild kit saves...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 23,060
Posted By Stephen
Hey, Matt! Nice report, great photos. Fun to...

Hey, Matt!

Nice report, great photos. Fun to see some places I've been–and some I haven't–through your perceptive lens.
Enjoyed meeting y'all the other night. May the new year bring some great...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-23-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,287
Posted By Stephen
No.

No.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-23-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,287
Posted By Stephen
I never had a problem, either. Figgered all those...

I never had a problem, either. Figgered all those blokes having problems were just not as brilliant as I.
Until my tanks swelled up like a dead pig in the afternoon sun. Then the holes were 13mm...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-22-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,287
Posted By Stephen
I have a long answer and a short answer. ...

I have a long answer and a short answer.

Short answer:
The tanks have swollen because they have absorbed moisture from the air or ethanol from fuel.
Exposing them to warm dry air will reverse...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-04-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By Stephen
a crankcase or just a cylinder full of gas will...

a crankcase or just a cylinder full of gas will do this.
:baldy
Forum: Orange Crush 08-27-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 321,524
Posted By Stephen
Hoorah! Attaboy, Gregor. :clap

Hoorah!
Attaboy, Gregor. :clap
Forum: Orange Crush 06-23-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,220
Posted By Stephen
These fellows can take care of you and your...

These fellows can take care of you and your spouse:

Fisher Seats (http://fishersaddlebags.com/seats.html)

Wide and flat as you want it. Narrow twist at the front, perfect place to stuff yer...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-22-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 321,524
Posted By Stephen
:rofl :rofl

:rofl :rofl
Forum: Orange Crush 05-21-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9,755
Views: 1,961,686
Posted By Stephen
Busted turn signal stalk

Made a temporary fix to the turn signal stalk:


http://stephen.smugmug.com/Other/Camera-Awesome-Photos/i-3mnb6b3/0/L/CA05191216521650-L.jpg



Then I made it permanent:
Forum: Orange Crush 05-08-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18,251
Views: 7,191,450
Posted By Stephen
Whoa, looky, it's the OP

http://dgrs2.smugmug.com/photos/12816924-M.jpg

Great to see you checkin' in again!
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 44,706
Posted By Stephen
These are indeed the days.

Been wandering back, a little randomly, and read this one again.

I'm an hour late on the rest of the days chores, but my time's not all that valuable, is it?

Earned a bump. Go back and read...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-11-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 26,168
Posted By Stephen
That's what we want to hear. Very glad to...

That's what we want to hear.

Very glad to have you with us.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-10-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,814
Posted By Stephen
OUTSTANDING

OUTSTANDING
Forum: Orange Crush 01-20-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,531
Posted By Stephen
Someone on here cut the back off the stock...

Someone on here cut the back off the stock housing and mounted two Hella 90mm projectors in there. Complete lights, not just bulbs in the stock reflectors. Seemed a great approach to me.

I can...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 683,011
Posted By Stephen
Well done, sir.

I've kinda reduced my presence here on advrider the last couple of years, but I was surprised--shocked, really--to find out about Ned's march on South America. Not surprised that it happened; back...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-04-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 26,168
Posted By Stephen
Heal well and quickly, sir! We need you...

Heal well and quickly, sir!

We need you around here, clearly.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-27-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,121
Posted By Stephen
Lookin good.

Good thing you had Thing 1 and Thing 2 to keep you from doin' things wrong. Good thing you had Sweet Thing to talk you out of ruining the 950. Give'em all hugs from me.

And see about that saddle...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-22-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,274
Posted By Stephen
The production 950 tanks are polyamide six, the...

The production 950 tanks are polyamide six, the generic name for duPont Nylon 66.

And definitely expensive! :lol3

As to the bolt-size peeve... well the side bolts have to bear a little more...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-22-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,563
Posted By Stephen
At around 15,000 miles on my 04, I went in to...

At around 15,000 miles on my 04, I went in to adjust valve lash. The valves had been making quite a racket. Clearances were all within spec or very close, but all at the tight end. Inspection...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-15-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,079
Posted By Stephen
Make sure the shifter lever is tight on the...

Make sure the shifter lever is tight on the shifter shaft.

Some folks have reported shifting problems caused by a loose shifter.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-12-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Stephen
And if you want to disable all the "safety"...

And if you want to disable all the "safety" interlocks, including neutral, sidestand, and clutch, close the circuit at the connector up under the dash. I don't recall exactly which... just look at...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-10-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 18,251
Views: 7,191,450
Posted By Stephen
I love my 950, and Okay, I'm...

I love my 950, and



Okay, I'm resisting the impulse to say something that might be considered rude. I rode an old GS for a long time, and had forgotten I ever had one. Never miss it.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-10-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,099
Posted By Stephen
Inasmuch as this thread has been resurrected.....

Inasmuch as this thread has been resurrected.. here's my rig:

http://stephen.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KTM-950/Ortliebs-on-the-950/16148847_yquTT#1212472313_crF8R

Ortliebs with front strap under...
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