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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 05:01 AM
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Posted By ktmMike
Well then SPORT settings may not be enough. As...

Well then SPORT settings may not be enough. As you go through the whole suspension adjustment process, keep in the back of your mind that no amount of adjustment of compression, rebound, or preload...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,012
Posted By ktmMike
YES, I have experienced this, and I found the...

YES, I have experienced this, and I found the solution too (a long time ago).
I have lots of helmets. I noticed your vibration problem with SOME of my helmets and not others.
If the padding inside...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
Thanks Humbolt. Yeah, I was guessing that anyone...

Thanks Humbolt. Yeah, I was guessing that anyone in that weight class would HAFTA end up with MORE damping (fewer clicks) than STANDARD.
So if Stevho starts off at COMFORT settings, he will...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
No, that's a fine plan:thumb. I just think you...

No, that's a fine plan:thumb.
I just think you may need to stiffen it up pretty soon.
I weigh 170-ish and COMFORT is a little too sloppy for me on these twisty bumpy mountain roads IN THE SUMMER. ...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
Well, then I think you have discovered the...

Well, then I think you have discovered the problem.
No wonder it was beating you to death!:huh

So jumping all the way to COMFORT may be a little extreme.
It is generally recommended that you...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
What does "dished out some hidings" mean? (I...

What does "dished out some hidings" mean? (I think we speak a different English from You:lol3)


I will need to know a few things before I can help with suspension:
1. Are you on standard...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
Hey Stevh0, Will you please post the part...

Hey Stevh0,

Will you please post the part numbers for your ORANGE front fender, AND BOTH left and right ORANGE mask halves? They look great:thumb.
I was NOT even aware these parts existed in...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
Yeah, that's pretty noticeable:nod

Yeah, that's pretty noticeable:nod
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
Well I don't know about ANY H4. It should be...

Well I don't know about ANY H4.
It should be the same voltage and wattage H4 as the original.
Those are printed right on the metal part of the bulb, and in the parts book.
I replaced one of my...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
Yeah, my stock headlight bulb (high beam) just...

Yeah, my stock headlight bulb (high beam) just went out the other day, and I noticed that the little parking light bulb was also burnt.
I just took both bulbs down to Advance Auto Parts, and they...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
Question Hi Smithers, Questions: Is that seat...

Hi Smithers,
Questions:

Is that seat comfortable?
Why are you selling that seat?
What seat are you going to use?
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
Laugh In that situation, I would mount the orange and...

In that situation, I would mount the orange and white wheel on the front, and leave the stock wheel on the rear :loco, but then I often run a different color wheel on the front of a bike than the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
Laugh Yes, exactly what Patrick said:nod. KTM part...

Yes, exactly what Patrick said:nod.

KTM part number 630 35 034 000 is a radiator guard from some other KTM model that supposedly will fit the SM-R radiator (probably with zip ties).
It LOOKS like...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
Everything looks so nice and new! Mine looked...

Everything looks so nice and new! Mine looked like that once.

Now you may want to think about a radiator guard.
I have a Cox Racing metal radiator guard on mine at the moment.
There is cheaper...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
Hi Vegun, I gave up on tank bags about 10 years...

Hi Vegun,
I gave up on tank bags about 10 years ago. I never did find one that wasn't more trouble than it was worth: straps, buckles, bar interference. I'll take a tailpack any day, especially on...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
Pilot Power 2CT's are my favorites for here in...

Pilot Power 2CT's are my favorites for here in the mountains.
But if yours have a few thousand miles on them, it probably IS time to get rid of them.
I get MAYBE 1100 or 1200 miles on a rear I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
Hi Fuzz, Sorry it took so long for me to see...

Hi Fuzz,
Sorry it took so long for me to see this. Our computer crashed, and I didn't get a new one until today.

Steve Dumek no longer works at Tracey's World of Cycles. When you call now, ask...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
Mine has always read "2010 KTM 990 Supermoto R" ...

Mine has always read "2010 KTM 990 Supermoto R"

If it worries you, send them a REGISTERED letter stating the problem, and including the correct info, and keep a copy just in case.
That way your...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
Hi Fuzz, Welcome to the thread.:clap

Hi Fuzz,
Welcome to the thread.:clap
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
On my 990 SM-R AROUND HERE on constant...

On my 990 SM-R AROUND HERE on constant accel/decel in the mountains, my fuel light comes on at around 90 miles.
I never ran the tank completely empty, but I routinely get 28 mpg riding like that, so...
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
990 SM-R wheel balancing problem

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Eventually I will post the entire 990 SM-R wheel/tire/mounting/balancing/steering geometry adjustment process together.

First I better mention the problem of balancing the extremely light...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
Yeah, Patrick, I pour a little Ru-glide into a...

Yeah, Patrick, I pour a little Ru-glide into a short little artichoke jar, and apply it with 2 fingers.

The fork align tool is more necessary on the 990 SM-R than any other bike I have owned.
I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
List of Tire Changing Tools

These are the tools I use when I change and balance tires:

Two 18 inch FORGED tire irons (don't buy cast irons, they'll break eventually)
Two 12 inch FORGED tire irons
Rubber headed hammer
One...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
. . . AND he got to ride with Jamie James while...

. . . AND he got to ride with Jamie James while he was at it:nod.
Trying to keep up with Jamie on these roads is an experience in itself.


George!
See you this summer! I have one word for you:...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
:lol3 Yeah, I thought you might be thinking...

:lol3 Yeah, I thought you might be thinking upsidedown temporarily.
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
thank you gb!:rilla

thank you gb!:rilla
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
Pissed Thanx Craig. I don't know who this faja guy...

Thanx Craig.
I don't know who this faja guy thinks he is,
trying to bury a thread so we can't find anything.

I have sent a PM to a mod asking him to stop this.
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
Pissed DISAGREE!!!!! The reason we started this...

DISAGREE!!!!!


The reason we started this separate thread is because the other ones are TOO BIG!
It takes forever to find anything.

These bikes are NOT the same as 950's and 990 T's and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
Hi Patrick, Yes, and there are other things...

Hi Patrick,

Yes, and there are other things that can change the attitude (forward or rear lean) of the motorcycle too:
Like if you put a larger sprocket on the rear, you have to slide your rear...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
Al Medellin! Where have you been? No, you...

Al Medellin!
Where have you been?
No, you probably want to go the opposite way and drop the yokes lower on the fork tubes.
(If you drop the forks, you are raising the yokes which will make it...
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
There are a number of things that can cause...

There are a number of things that can cause wobbling of one sort or another.
Probably the most common cause is wheel/tire out of balance.

But one that is often overlooked is a combination of two...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
That's what you said on 12/14/14. But then what...

That's what you said on 12/14/14.
But then what you said ON THAT THREAD on 12/22/14 was:


Spoke too soon. The bike was still very unstable, wobbling all around whenever I was above 100mph. ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
Thanx Steve. Let us know when it sells.

Thanx Steve.
Let us know when it sells.
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
Silence. :lol3 *

Silence. :lol3




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Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,445
Posted By ktmMike
Thumbs down Bmw

This is exactly why I stopped riding BMW's!
When something goes wrong, Corporate BMW won't do anything.
Then your only recourse is to get rid of the bike and never ever buy another BMW.
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
10 - 4 *

10 - 4




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Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
Good. Let me know when you are ready to come...

Good. Let me know when you are ready to come through here. I'll meet you and show you the best twisty roads in the country. 74 is right here near the house. The Dragon has become too much of a circus...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
I rode through Silver City on one of my trips...

I rode through Silver City on one of my trips through NM, and stayed up at the Gila Cliff Dwellings, but I don't remember ever going down Highway 90.




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Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
Hey Velvet, White Signal is in a pretty remote...

Hey Velvet,
White Signal is in a pretty remote part of NM.
I'll bet you have to know exactly where every gas station is to ride an SM-R around there:lol3.
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 214,317
Posted By ktmMike
Hi Craig! Yeah, I'm taking it out again...

Hi Craig!

Yeah, I'm taking it out again today.
There's always a sense of urgency this time of year because this may be the last really good riding day for a long time before they ruin all the...
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