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Forum: Orange Crush 05-21-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,841
Posted By wsmc99
Have you replaced the CAP YET? Before you...

Have you replaced the CAP YET?

Before you pull anything apart, put a new cap on it and see if it does better.

Your chasing big problems that may not exist.

I thought my head gasket went on...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-21-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By wsmc99
Radiator cap. They fail and do this to the...

Radiator cap.
They fail and do this to the cooling capacity.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-21-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By wsmc99
Check to see if the breather vent on the tank...

Check to see if the breather vent on the tank isn't pinched, that's weird.
I have lots of miles on my SMT and no issues with pumps or filters.
Petcocks open on both sides? Recent service?
Forum: Orange Crush 05-21-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,027
Posted By wsmc99
Try raising the forks (loading the front wheel...

Try raising the forks (loading the front wheel more).
I did many geometry tests when switching tires on my original 950. Bike always needed more weight on the front and weave would go away. Bags...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-21-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,783
Posted By wsmc99
Owned a 950 Adventure and currently own a SMT. ...

Owned a 950 Adventure and currently own a SMT.
Different birds with some overlap.
Loved both, would still like to have an adventure, but what it comes down to is what you want to do with it and...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-17-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 555
Posted By wsmc99
+1 .60 sounds way too stiff. At 235 I...

+1

.60 sounds way too stiff.

At 235 I only used .52 or .54 - Straight rate, not progressive.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-17-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,266
Posted By wsmc99
[QUOTE=Off Road Ryder;23959780]What many don't...

[QUOTE=Off Road Ryder;23959780]What many don't realize is that its not really the weight that is the issue, its the weight bias. These bikes are supper heavy on the front end, that causes issues when...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-16-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,266
Posted By wsmc99
Yeah, me too! :D

Yeah, me too! :D
Forum: Orange Crush 04-16-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,266
Posted By wsmc99
Adventure Weight Loss

Had a 2004.
Now considering getting 990.

Anyone made a concerted effort to shed weight?

Exhaust is a given. What gains(losses) does the 2-1 over the 2-2 give.

Ti axles, Ti bolts, single...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 104,240
Posted By wsmc99
Amazing write up of an amazing trip. Have been...

Amazing write up of an amazing trip.
Have been down with my old 950 more than once for a 9 and 6 day.
You guys are truly retarded and thank you for being so!
Have gone back on little bikes since...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-11-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,031
Posted By wsmc99
It doesn't matter kids, they will bend anyhow. ...

It doesn't matter kids, they will bend anyhow.

F=ma, it's the law.

The M is too big on these bikes. Ask me how I know! :D
Forum: Orange Crush 04-04-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,368
Posted By wsmc99
Yep same on my SMT. Order 2 so you have a...

Yep same on my SMT.
Order 2 so you have a spare.
Quick fix, no draining of oil needed.
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,114
Views: 87,018
Posted By wsmc99
I don't understand the question! :rofl

I don't understand the question! :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,114
Views: 87,018
Posted By wsmc99
want!!!!

want!!!!
Forum: Orange Crush 02-11-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,131
Posted By wsmc99
I and about 7 of my friends have or still own...

I and about 7 of my friends have or still own '04-'05 950's.
Have changed the tires/tubes on the trail with sidestand and irons many times.
Did myself after hearing all the horror stories and it...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-05-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,747
Posted By wsmc99
Kenda Trackmaster 760 - seriously folks, try it....

Kenda Trackmaster 760 - seriously folks, try it. DOT approved, good sidewall, good on the road, does the biz in the dirt.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-01-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,747
Posted By wsmc99
So what is the bike doing? If you don't have...

So what is the bike doing?
If you don't have the spring, then you will have to compensate at the other end. Lower the rear preload and push the forks down in the triples until you get the correct...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-31-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,747
Posted By wsmc99
What is the stock suspension travel on your bike?...

What is the stock suspension travel on your bike? 230mm or 210mm?
Your sag (Dynamic) should be roughly 25-33% of the travel.
The 25% of the equation best fits street/sport and 33% dirt. I was about...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-27-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,747
Posted By wsmc99
+1 I never ran a combo I couldn't make work....

+1

I never ran a combo I couldn't make work.

If you "need" a damper, you're just covering a problem with geometry.
Forum: Orange Crush 01-23-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,747
Posted By wsmc99
I ran a 908 rear with a MT21 front and it would...

I ran a 908 rear with a MT21 front and it would wag at a given speed.
By playing with the geometry I was able to eliminate that.
There was never any issues with TKC80's or the stock Scorpion A/T's....
Forum: Orange Crush 11-22-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,575
Posted By wsmc99
Did KTM change rear spring rates on the 990's? ...

Did KTM change rear spring rates on the 990's?
My 04 950 rear spring was too soft and I'm 50 lbs lighter than our poster!
.52 straight rate fronts fixed that end, but the rear needed a stiffer...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 289,018
Posted By wsmc99
I think people that go from SMT to Multi didn't...

I think people that go from SMT to Multi didn't mod their SMT.
I worked for a dealer when they both came out and I rode both extensively.
Could have bought either and bought the SMT for the very...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-14-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By wsmc99
Just run the 21/18. I've instructed on my...

Just run the 21/18.
I've instructed on my Adventure running the Scorpion A/T's and they were more than capable of passing sportbikes.
Do the CLASS with the configuration you run.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-07-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,887
Posted By wsmc99
Yep, you've nailed it on the head for sure. ...

Yep, you've nailed it on the head for sure.
Exciting prospect!
Will be very interested to see!
Forum: Orange Crush 11-07-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,887
Posted By wsmc99
:rofl Now you're just teasing! Can I invest,...

:rofl Now you're just teasing!
Can I invest, cause you will achieve what every OE can't seem to!?
Forum: Orange Crush 11-07-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,887
Posted By wsmc99
When?

When?
Forum: Orange Crush 11-07-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6,741
Views: 1,504,367
Posted By wsmc99
Yeah, that's what I figured. Maybe some genius...

Yeah, that's what I figured. Maybe some genius can un neuter it (at least for Sport Mode)? Then I would consider it.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-07-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6,741
Views: 1,504,367
Posted By wsmc99
Changes the trail numbers in the chassis.

Changes the trail numbers in the chassis.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-07-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6,741
Views: 1,504,367
Posted By wsmc99
Yep, we've arrived at the same conclusions. Have...

Yep, we've arrived at the same conclusions. Have to try out an R to be sure though!
Forum: Orange Crush 11-06-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6,741
Views: 1,504,367
Posted By wsmc99
My Impressions after my test ride.

Let me preface this by saying that I've owned a 950 Adventure with lots of dirt and street miles.
Own a 990 SMT currently, DRZ400 and vintage bike.
Have ridden for 37 years, raced for 15 and still...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-05-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,887
Posted By wsmc99
Yeah, I want an 1190, had a 950. Have a 990...

Yeah, I want an 1190, had a 950.
Have a 990 SMT. Have a DRZ400.

All the 800's weigh too much.

Lots of companies can make a middleweight adventure bike but don't..."why is this?" Is the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,365
Posted By wsmc99
Road Damage, ShaftEd is the only person I know...

Road Damage,
ShaftEd is the only person I know that can break (More than 1) Honda and maim most everyother "reliable" bike.
Cycle companies should hire him to torture test their stuff! :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,365
Posted By wsmc99
Go test ride the 1190 at All American please!...

Go test ride the 1190 at All American please! :dhorse
Forum: Orange Crush 10-24-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,432
Posted By wsmc99
Unicorn! :dhorse

Unicorn! :dhorse
Forum: Orange Crush 10-24-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,432
Posted By wsmc99
Now if only the bike was actually here!!!

Now if only the bike was actually here!!!
Forum: Orange Crush 10-11-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 38,682
Posted By wsmc99
$16,499 is the estimate for the standard ...

$16,499 is the estimate for the standard

Getting my SMT ready for sale.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-08-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By wsmc99
Heat sinking.

Heat sinking.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6,741
Views: 1,504,367
Posted By wsmc99
If you guys can pull your skirts down enough that...

If you guys can pull your skirts down enough that ought to block some of the heat! :D
Forum: Orange Crush 08-06-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By wsmc99
Define "Overheating" because aside from 9 of 12...

Define "Overheating" because aside from 9 of 12 bars I don't see overheating actually described here.

If it's blowing into the overflow check the radiator cap as they tend to be the culprit. :deal
Forum: Orange Crush 12-02-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6,741
Views: 1,504,367
Posted By wsmc99
Guess I won't waste my time going to Long Beach!...

Guess I won't waste my time going to Long Beach! :deal
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