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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13,422
Views: 805,264
Posted By Zuber
Riley Sauer bit it today. Broken ribs and...

Riley Sauer bit it today. Broken ribs and cracked ankle. He's in RiverView for a while.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13,422
Views: 805,264
Posted By Zuber
It's not certain that this will happen.

It's not certain that this will happen.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4,964
Views: 1,724,381
Posted By Zuber
Have your local KTM dealer mark it as stolen on...

Have your local KTM dealer mark it as stolen on KTM Dealer Net.
And give us the VIN to look out.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Zuber
Another big security plus is a bike cover. 'out...

Another big security plus is a bike cover. 'out of sight, out of mind'. Doesn't have to be special, just go below the motor to hide the make/model. Would you walk up to a covered bike to steal it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By Zuber
Betcha - your bar mounts are not bent, just the...

Betcha - your bar mounts are not bent, just the big bolts that hold them down to the triple clamp. Pop the bars off, then loosen the big bolts with a T35 torx, you'll see the mount wiggle.

Get...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By Zuber
YES. You can put on a reasonable pipe, but...

YES. You can put on a reasonable pipe, but messing with the air box will need a different map.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-20-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 887
Posted By Zuber
Despite Tom's instruction, I rode the 'C' route...

Despite Tom's instruction, I rode the 'C' route by myself before. Always someone behind you to help if you had a problem. Large groups at every stop to talk to.

Actually like riding by myself at...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22,790
Views: 2,826,070
Posted By Zuber
Look on ktm.com in the powerparts area for the...

Look on ktm.com in the powerparts area for the 690. Hop-up parts are shown there.

You don't have to pull the head, usually the debris can be cleaned out by pulling the LH engine cover. But, if...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-17-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By Zuber
Common problem for the front ABS cable/Speedo...

Common problem for the front ABS cable/Speedo cable to get routed wrong during a tire change. All's fine until you hit a really big bump and the fork cuts the wire. Look at the bottom of the fender...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-17-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By Zuber
^^ What they said. The 0.64 springs have thicker...

^^ What they said. The 0.64 springs have thicker wire with the same OD, so the ID will be smaller.

Also, do you have the right length? Most Adventure springs are 465 mm long with spacers. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-17-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 950
Posted By Zuber
Corvallis had the most number of chrome gas tanks...

Corvallis had the most number of chrome gas tanks in one spot for a while. I'd guess 40 Hodakas, whist the sun shone.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-16-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,247
Posted By Zuber
Before you try to re-use it, get some plasti-gage...

Before you try to re-use it, get some plasti-gage and measure the clearance.

I've seen a really good machine shop bore it out and put split plain bearings in.
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 57,570
Posted By Zuber
I knew the seat wouldn't cut it after 20 seconds.

I knew the seat wouldn't cut it after 20 seconds.
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,276
Posted By Zuber
I've had ten custom seats made and bought three...

I've had ten custom seats made and bought three SC kits. The SC kit was not up to the $500 custom seat, but they were very good. These replaced the hugely terrible narrow factory dirt bike seats. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
Posted By Zuber
A few notes for us tall guys. Seat Concepts...

A few notes for us tall guys.

Seat Concepts is right now looking for more people that want tall seat kits, so they can make a run. Hurry and sign up in the Vendor area so I can get mine. I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By Zuber
Common problem with earlier 950's at about that...

Common problem with earlier 950's at about that mileage with the ignition switch. To test, if it acts up again, reach over and flick the switch on/off about 5 times. That seems to clean it for a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By Zuber
Miles? Seen a few early 950 high milers break a...

Miles? Seen a few early 950 high milers break a ring. At about 60k to 80k miles. Low compression on one cylinder and big unbalance.

Pull the drain plugs, screens and filter to check for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By Zuber
Original chain on my 950 went about 38k miles. ...

Original chain on my 950 went about 38k miles. Lots of dusty roads, sloppy wet gravel roads, rain, highway. I would brush it off and lube it when ever leaving a dirt road and riding a long time on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By Zuber
Almost always these problems are fixed by just...

Almost always these problems are fixed by just giving it a 'tune-up'. Valve clearance, plug gap, vacuum leaks, tps voltage, air filter, throttle body balance, ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By Zuber
Hi Rockwell, I assume you are talking about a...

Hi Rockwell, I assume you are talking about a 990?

I've found if the carbs or throttle bodies are out of sync, it is due to valves out of adjustment (or I forgot a vacuum hose). They can be way...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By Zuber
^^^ This, plus put some light grease on the...

^^^ This, plus put some light grease on the threads of the base valve.

Also, you have to pull all this stuff so you can set the oil level.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Zuber
The KTM and the Husky come with a rim lock and...

The KTM and the Husky come with a rim lock and are un-balanced. It is bad. You get a weird harmonic because the wheels are turning at different speeds.

You can buy the K&L 30 gram wheel...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 57,570
Posted By Zuber
This is news to me. I installed a Kouba link...

This is news to me. I installed a Kouba link about 2010 when I ran into this problem.

I now lower suspension quite a bit and wouldn't use a lowering link. I can see the attraction though,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-11-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Zuber
Yes, the 2003-04 does not have a torque limiter. ...

Yes, the 2003-04 does not have a torque limiter.

You probably have dropped a tooth off a gear. Pull the LH crank cover (mag cover) and check it out. KTM makes a torque limiter upgrade kit that...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-11-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13,422
Views: 805,264
Posted By Zuber
I'll see the rest of you non-pirates at the OVM...

I'll see the rest of you non-pirates at the OVM show on sunday.
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 257,151
Posted By Zuber
So, I've got some hope. I ordered mine in...

So, I've got some hope. I ordered mine in mid-Feb.
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Zuber
KTM requires a 10-50 synthetic with a JASO-MA...

KTM requires a 10-50 synthetic with a JASO-MA rating (motorcycle engine with a clutch and transmission in the same oil). Go shopping.
Castrol RS 10-50 $13
Amsoil 'Dirt' 10-50 $13
many others.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-09-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13,422
Views: 805,264
Posted By Zuber
Bashing harleys...always fun.

Bashing harleys...always fun.
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22,790
Views: 2,826,070
Posted By Zuber
Naaa. This caliper will flex, only one pin is...

Naaa. This caliper will flex, only one pin is located by metal to metal, the other pin is in rubber. There is a rubber kit from Brembo to fix any torn or swollen parts.

Now it sounds like you...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,925
Posted By Zuber
I survived owning three TM400's, 1972, 1973 that...

I survived owning three TM400's, 1972, 1973 that I bought new and assembled out of the crate and a 1975. Then a 1975 TS400.

One day I was looking in a Suzuki workshop manual at the ignition...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By Zuber
Tip Over Sensor. Common on fuel injected...

Tip Over Sensor. Common on fuel injected vehicles, since it will continue to run upside-down. Shuts the engine off after about 2-3 seconds. You have to turn the ignition off to reset it.
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,382
Posted By Zuber
Small Needle Nose Vice Grips - this tool is...

Small Needle Nose Vice Grips - this tool is amazing for what it can cover. Fix cables, make a shift lever tip, hold broken parts together, cut through fence wire... No not that, it's a good source...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9,468
Views: 1,978,884
Posted By Zuber
Clutch Cushion Rubbers

The 2nd owner that I sold my 500 to complained about vibration. Bike has 160 hours. I never noticed a problem, but he said it was terrible.

Then he replaced the clutch cushion rubber and it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-08-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 52,734
Posted By Zuber
Ink jet cartridges. Once installed, pop! 3/4...

Ink jet cartridges. Once installed, pop! 3/4 full, pop! etc.
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22,790
Views: 2,826,070
Posted By Zuber
There is a recall on some 2014's because the vent...

There is a recall on some 2014's because the vent hose is routed above the battery box and it gets pinched off by the seat. I don't know the year of this bike.

If it has some miles on, it may...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22,790
Views: 2,826,070
Posted By Zuber
Yeah, well.... This bike wasn't built by a bunch...

Yeah, well.... This bike wasn't built by a bunch of baby engineers.

You just bleed it like normal, but you need a vacuum bleeder to pump the fluid through fast.
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 57,570
Posted By Zuber
Really Low Footpegs

Anyone try the Knight footpegs? They list a 7/8" lower peg which I could use because of a 37" inseam.

I wonder what the main peg is made of, I'd guess Aluminum?
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-06-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 52,734
Posted By Zuber
These make nice light street bikes. Like...

These make nice light street bikes.

Like this one?
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/mcy/5008638885.html
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 22,790
Views: 2,826,070
Posted By Zuber
A common problem with mushy brake lever/pedal is...

A common problem with mushy brake lever/pedal is because the floating caliper doesn't float anymore.

Get a flat screw driver, pry open the brake pads as far as you can. Then grab the caliper and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 57,570
Posted By Zuber
Most of the 'felt' harshness is from compression...

Most of the 'felt' harshness is from compression damping. Back off the shock's high speed damping nut about a full turn (2 1/2 turns from bottomed). Also, back off the low speed screw (inside the...
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