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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-14-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11,441
Views: 2,442,913
Posted By Grayjet
Check out what this guy did with his KTM today! ...

Check out what this guy did with his KTM today!

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(What did...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 80,440
Views: 8,904,475
Posted By Grayjet
Neither. I did run it quite a bit in some very...

Neither. I did run it quite a bit in some very hot/humid conditions crawling through the woods in first gear. I wonder if I just overheated it. Perhaps I need an oil cooler.



I don't honestly...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 80,440
Views: 8,904,475
Posted By Grayjet
Whoa, I did not realize the engine break-in...

Whoa, I did not realize the engine break-in question was akin to oil/tire/CG issues! My apologies for opening that can of worms, but I truly do appreciate the folks that took the time to reply and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 80,440
Views: 8,904,475
Posted By Grayjet
As always, thanks for the great info. ...

As always, thanks for the great info.

Cheers,
Lance
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 80,440
Views: 8,904,475
Posted By Grayjet
Ahh, thank you. Do you do anything else to...

Ahh, thank you. Do you do anything else to protect the engine on those few seconds without oil on the first start? I have heard of folks pouring a teaspoon of oil into the top of the cylinder...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 80,440
Views: 8,904,475
Posted By Grayjet
oil pump

Steve,
How do you air prime the oil pump? I finally tore back into my smoking motor and found that the 101mm piston took some damage fore and aft, and the cylinder is streaked, with a shallow groove...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-06-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,283
Posted By Grayjet
Just to clarify, you tried 2 known good batteries...

Just to clarify, you tried 2 known good batteries from other LC8 bikes that start fine, and had the same results?

I ask because I had a battery go bad that was less than 6 months old and showed...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 50,868
Posted By Grayjet
I can't even look at my XRL after reading this.

I can't even look at my XRL after reading this.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-09-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,864
Posted By Grayjet
Engine Ice

I made the swap to Engine Ice to try to cool the big gal down, but didn't notice a bit of difference. Then I installed the second fan, and that did make a difference. No overheats since then. I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 32,524
Posted By Grayjet
There is no better thread than a Sakurama thread!...

There is no better thread than a Sakurama thread!


Really looking forward to following the build, Gregor. Thanks for taking us along.

Cheers,
Lance
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-20-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21,172
Views: 1,123,106
Posted By Grayjet
Now that there is an interesting idea. What...

Now that there is an interesting idea. What exactly is required to participate in this?
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 80,440
Views: 8,904,475
Posted By Grayjet
This is awesome:

This is awesome:
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-02-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 19,251
Views: 7,962,156
Posted By Grayjet
Here you go

Here is a link to the fender at KTMtwins: http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-950-990-690-enduro-fender-kit

I just bought the kit for my 990. Awaiting delivery...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-01-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21,172
Views: 1,123,106
Posted By Grayjet
I'm in

I'm going. I'll be there on Friday. I plan to do a road loop Friday before checking in Friday night. 5 meals provided this time - not bad!

Lance
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-29-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,297
Posted By Grayjet
Just throwin' out ideas...

Stock disk brakes? The rivets that hold the outer disc to the inner disk can loosen, causing a clacking sound when braking.

Loose chain? My chain got so loose during one ride that it started...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-23-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By Grayjet
I'm certainly no expert, but I would flush it and...

I'm certainly no expert, but I would flush it and refill with pure Engine Ice. If the overflow persists, it may simply be the radiator cap failing. This happened to me last month. Everything was...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 80,440
Views: 8,904,475
Posted By Grayjet
Yes! Luckily I ate my Wheaties that morning and...

Yes! Luckily I ate my Wheaties that morning and got it out before I stroked out.



Good call. I keep telling myself I am going to get some amsteel line and some light pulleys. I need to stop...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 80,440
Views: 8,904,475
Posted By Grayjet
This bike ain't light!

So this was fun:

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-14-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21,172
Views: 1,123,106
Posted By Grayjet
Damneck

As expected, Damneck was a squirrelly beast today with lots of mud. I didn't make it out there until around 5 or 6.

<a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-14-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 21,172
Views: 1,123,106
Posted By Grayjet
Balancing tires

I've got one word for you: dynabeads! I run them in my XRL and my KTM 990. Totally satisfied. Never balance a tire again.

Cheers,
Lance
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 80,440
Views: 8,904,475
Posted By Grayjet
clutch?

Hey Hazman, I can't comment on the ticking, but the quoted issue above sounds a lot like your clutch is slipping. This is exactly what mine was doing when at speed, in 5th gear. The plates would...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21,172
Views: 1,123,106
Posted By Grayjet
S-500

It looks like we will have a smaller group than usual this time around. I will be going, but I already have a full campsite with my dad and his buddy. We are over in the primitive sites. I plan to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21,172
Views: 1,123,106
Posted By Grayjet
sweet bike

That is one helluva good looking bike!

Cheers,
Lance
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-06-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21,172
Views: 1,123,106
Posted By Grayjet
Graham Jarvis

Spending a weekend learning to be a better rider: $400
Training with the man, the myth, the legend, Graham Jarvis: Priceless!

Ken, that sounds incredible! I am jealous as hell. I don't think...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 259,262
Posted By Grayjet
Damn the luck! So sorry this happened,...

Damn the luck! So sorry this happened, Littlewan! I, too, spent some time this year on one of those scooters. I blew my Lisfranc ligament (ligament in the foot that no one has heard of because...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 80,440
Views: 8,904,475
Posted By Grayjet
Tank vent

I had a similar experience when crawling along on some slow single track in first gear on a hot day. My bike kept cutting out. I started unscrewing the gas cap (Clarke tank with the one-way vent...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-30-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21,172
Views: 1,123,106
Posted By Grayjet
You betcha

I'm in.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-24-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,266
Posted By Grayjet
Ignition wire?

Lycan,
Have you checked your ignition wires? I had your symptoms exactly (not the OP's), and it turned out to be a broken ignition wire (the wires coming out of the bottom of the ignition...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19,251
Views: 7,962,156
Posted By Grayjet
holy sh!tb@lls

Are you kidding me?! This shot is spectacular! There are some impressive photos on this site, but you managed to take a picture of SPACE with your motorcycle in front of it! You win, man!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-13-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 21,172
Views: 1,123,106
Posted By Grayjet
Nice!

Shen registration opened today. Got mine! Go to the Washington Area Trail Riders (WATR) Facebook page to link to the registration site. Too easy!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-11-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 64,503
Posted By Grayjet
Unbelievable

So I was browsing through threads on Watchuseek.com looking for inspiration for some watch modifications I am considering, and I ran across this post:


I thought, "Wow, this guy machined his own...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-08-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21,172
Views: 1,123,106
Posted By Grayjet
Shenandoah 500

The Shen 500 is right around the corner! You can sign up starting on the 13th.

So who's in?

I will be there with my father and a buddy of his.

Is the Daang Gang doing its annual...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-28-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,742
Posted By Grayjet
tires

I found that front tires make a huge difference in headshake on my 990. On my bike, Pirelli Scorpions wobble a lot when they are worn down past about half life. TKC-80s do not wobble at any wear...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-26-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 21,172
Views: 1,123,106
Posted By Grayjet
Cats

Gotcha. Since it was at the racetrack, I thought maybe a 'cat show' was an all female motorcycle race or something... you know, like a 'cat fight' is a fight between girls. Never mind, I'll shut up.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-22-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21,172
Views: 1,123,106
Posted By Grayjet
Cat show?

Is "cat show" slang for some cool new event I don't know about, or is seriously looking at cats?

No judgement, just curious...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-29-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21,172
Views: 1,123,106
Posted By Grayjet
Hey

Welcome, Tru! You should look into riding the Shenandoah 500 in early October. A bunch of folks from here go every year. It's a good way to meet other riders, and the difficulty level is way low, so...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-16-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By Grayjet
Fuel filter

I had a similar experience with my 990 when the fuel filter clogged. High fuel demands (wide open throttle) exceeded the flow capacity of the dirty filter, and it would bog. When I let off back to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-15-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21,172
Views: 1,123,106
Posted By Grayjet
the big O (no, not that O!)

I turned around and hit Damneck when I saw the signs at O. I am not a fan of trespassing, or risking an arrest just to pursue a hobby… too much to lose at this point in my life. I'm just frustrated...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-14-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21,172
Views: 1,123,106
Posted By Grayjet
Oceana

All of the no trespassing signs say that it is US Government property.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-14-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21,172
Views: 1,123,106
Posted By Grayjet
Oceana

If it were my property, I would do something with it. The government does absolutely nothing with that land, and it has been used for years by locals to walk, bike, and ride with no ill effect (at...
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