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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 09:09 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
Superduke 990 cylinder base gasket leak question

So, I'm looking at a used 2008 SD 990 with all of 13K miles on it, and I notice some sort of dark gray sealant all around the base of the rear cylinder. I do some googling, and I guess leaking base...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22,956
Views: 2,858,122
Posted By SoilSampleDave
Matto Cycle is a main sponsor of ktmtalk.com and...

Matto Cycle is a main sponsor of ktmtalk.com and they are in PA. Have you tried them? Your sig says you are in PA.
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 10:35 AM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
Hate to say it, but kind of glad I sold my 690....

Hate to say it, but kind of glad I sold my 690. I'm still on orange, but man, these sort of failures should not be happening on a design that has been around this long.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 08:24 PM
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Views: 2,003,578
Posted By SoilSampleDave
Oh - I had it backwards; you want more plush. I...

Oh - I had it backwards; you want more plush. I think the standard SC seat is wider and plusher than the EE, but if you have the wherewithal to try them both, sounds like a good plan. I had the SC on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 07:54 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
I am 99.9% sure you are correct. I know they did...

I am 99.9% sure you are correct. I know they did change to the smaller shims, just a question of which year and it was '14 I believe.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 07:52 PM
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Views: 2,858,122
Posted By SoilSampleDave
How much is the Golan? The super sexy one with...

How much is the Golan? The super sexy one with QDs already on it from Zip-Ty racing is $70. I'm sure the Golan is cheaper, but the bling and convenience factor are high on this one....
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 07:22 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
On the recently posted TE250 review over at...

On the recently posted TE250 review over at enduro360.com, Chilly mentioned using Seat Concepts new MX style seat, which is narrower than their typical DS oriented seat. DOn't know if it is on their...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7,523
Views: 1,241,936
Posted By SoilSampleDave
This is one of the few times where Ktmtalk.com...

This is one of the few times where Ktmtalk.com might be more useful than advrider. DJH and Travis (Thumper Racing) know more about these bikes than just about anyone on the planet. I gave up on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 05:48 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
The larger SX throttle body is going to hurt...

The larger SX throttle body is going to hurt bottom end, not help it. But I do agree about the 530. I just got one that happens to be jetted perfectly, and FI bikes have a hard duplicating that hit...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 06:10 AM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
He uses Jedi mind control. Or a pinch to the neck...

He uses Jedi mind control. Or a pinch to the neck like Mr Spock.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7,523
Views: 1,241,936
Posted By SoilSampleDave
You put it back together wrong. It's a real pain...

You put it back together wrong. It's a real pain to get it back in. There are videos on the web that show you the trick. I think Slavens racing has one and maybe chilly white and in sure others as...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 12:39 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
Don't know, but TrailJammer Designs has a stator...

Don't know, but TrailJammer Designs has a stator guard to go over the stock one to hopefully avoid cracking the next one.
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 10:57 AM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
I agree with the guys posting above you. The MT21...

I agree with the guys posting above you. The MT21 is my least favorite knobby on the street, or hell, in the dirt for that matter. I usually use non DOT knobbies anyway since the DOT ones don't seem...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 02:45 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
You are a very fortunate man, on several counts.

You are a very fortunate man, on several counts.
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 07:44 AM
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Views: 1,241,936
Posted By SoilSampleDave
Don't really have a suggestion, but I did find...

Don't really have a suggestion, but I did find the wiring diagram if you don't have it.
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 06:48 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
I just found a schematic and was coming back to...

I just found a schematic and was coming back to post; yep - it's the horn wires. In some ways, the internet has made a little lazy. A few years ago, I would have never thought to post before tracking...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 06:31 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
I'm a moron. I forgot that the other molex...

I'm a moron. I forgot that the other molex connector is the actual connection to the fan. Now the wiring makes sense. But, I am still wondering about the other pair of unused spades. I can always...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 06:25 PM
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Views: 1,241,936
Posted By SoilSampleDave
Bike didn't come with the owner's manual. I...

Bike didn't come with the owner's manual. I wasn't sure if it would be in there or if I needed the actual service manual, and I assume KTM does a pretty good job pf keeping those off the web. Yeah,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 06:16 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
Another question on my new to me 530EXC. I was...

Another question on my new to me 530EXC. I was looking at the fan connection and I am a little mystified as to what is going on, and it looks like the fan wiring harness is giving me a bonus...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 06:06 AM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
I meant in addition to the standard model.

I meant in addition to the standard model.
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 05:28 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
Beautiful bikes! I wish KTM had the sense to sell...

Beautiful bikes! I wish KTM had the sense to sell them like that. I assume that is one of the existing rally kits plus your graphics?
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 08:35 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
It's kind of hard to really tell in the picture,...

It's kind of hard to really tell in the picture, but looks like standard knobby wear from street use of the front brake.
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 05:39 PM
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Views: 2,858,122
Posted By SoilSampleDave
I've been using CRC 2-26, but I'm switching to...

I've been using CRC 2-26, but I'm switching to Stabilant.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 08:46 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
That sound is all the awesome trying to get out!

That sound is all the awesome trying to get out!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-20-2015, 07:22 PM
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Views: 292,697
Posted By SoilSampleDave
REI also has the Garmin Fenix2 on sale for $299....

REI also has the Garmin Fenix2 on sale for $299. I am thinking about pulling the trigger; anyone have one and like it?
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 07:09 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
Ahhh... hadn't seen that one. I imagine a larger...

Ahhh... hadn't seen that one. I imagine a larger throttle body could do some magic.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 07:07 PM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
I'm pretty sure they were just adjusting the TPS...

I'm pretty sure they were just adjusting the TPS and charging good money for the knowledge of how to do it. Honestly, they come off as "snake oil" type guys to me and quite a few others. There is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22,956
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
Agreed. There is something wrong with your 690....

Agreed. There is something wrong with your 690. Or maybe the KLR is running 12/55 gearing...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 07:10 AM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
Bras! :evil

Bras! :evil
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 06:15 AM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
I prefer the underwire mod :evil

I prefer the underwire mod :evil
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 08:36 PM
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Views: 1,241,936
Posted By SoilSampleDave
Thanks - sounds good.

Thanks - sounds good.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7,523
Views: 1,241,936
Posted By SoilSampleDave
My new-to-me 530EXC has 13/50 gearing, and if I...

My new-to-me 530EXC has 13/50 gearing, and if I am counting correctly, a 114 link chain. It's a little short in length, as it has chewed up the mud flap. I was also thinking about dropping down to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 22,956
Views: 2,858,122
Posted By SoilSampleDave
Advrider would be a ghost town if people did...

Advrider would be a ghost town if people did that. Where would the fun be? I've thought about buying a BMW so I could have a final drive failure and join the dogpile.
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 10:41 AM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
I agree the 5 looks much better, but the 4.25...

I agree the 5 looks much better, but the 4.25 makes the bike feel lighter and more flickable. Heck, I may just flip a coin to decide when I order.
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 10:20 AM
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Posted By SoilSampleDave
Glad to hear he is knowledgeable with these...

Glad to hear he is knowledgeable with these bikes. When I pull the trigger in some SM wheels I'll probably stick with 4.25 though.
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6,716
Views: 1,035,981
Posted By SoilSampleDave
+1 on the Rox pro offset risers. Adding some...

+1 on the Rox pro offset risers. Adding some forward movement to the rise is the way to go.
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22,956
Views: 2,858,122
Posted By SoilSampleDave
Not really your question, but it reminded me that...

Not really your question, but it reminded me that someone asked me (many pages ago) about the fit of the Advmonster LED bulb. I used the H4 Rev2 lamp and simply cut away the OEM rubber to make it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 22,956
Views: 2,858,122
Posted By SoilSampleDave
Absolutely call KTM direct. There is a customer...

Absolutely call KTM direct. There is a customer service number on their website.
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 08:53 PM
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Views: 2,003,578
Posted By SoilSampleDave
I remember reading a magazine test a while back...

I remember reading a magazine test a while back where they were impressed with the stopping power of the pads they got from AP Racing. Been meaning to try them but couldn't find them the last time I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9,623
Views: 2,003,578
Posted By SoilSampleDave
Thanks!

Thanks!
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