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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-18-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 950
Posted By OtownMike
Yeah, it's still hot even when you leave early....

Yeah, it's still hot even when you leave early. It's mostly about trying to beat the violent thunderstorms that can brew up in the afternoon. I've ridden through some doozys, not fun. Just rain is...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-17-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 950
Posted By OtownMike
Wish I could ride this month. It's going to be...

Wish I could ride this month. It's going to be balls hot by the time I get home again, the time of the year to start my rides at 5am....
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-17-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 22,866
Posted By OtownMike
Well said. I do a lot of solo riding and put...

Well said. I do a lot of solo riding and put together my own routes w/ roll charts and all that crap, and it is fun and satisfying to do, but a lot of work.

Very true also about not generating too...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-27-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By OtownMike
Check yer PM's fellas. There isn't anything...

Check yer PM's fellas. There isn't anything secret about this route really, anyone with google maps could figure it out. It just seems like proper ADV etiquette not to post routes up where any asshat...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-25-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By OtownMike
Check yer PM's. I sent you a link to a ride I did...

Check yer PM's. I sent you a link to a ride I did to Tally last year that I modified to go to Daytona. That should give you a start. You might find a more interesting way to get east to ONF, and...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-18-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10,788
Views: 875,092
Posted By OtownMike
I cut through there sometimes. It sounds like...

I cut through there sometimes. It sounds like what your looking for. The main north/south road is a normal dirt road. The side trails are hardpack two track. Nothing too challenging.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-14-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By OtownMike
I've ridden around in there a few times. Nice...

I've ridden around in there a few times. Nice hardpack roads from what I remember, lots of curves. Very tempting to really crack the throttle in there, but there can be some traffic from cave divers...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-09-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 39,763
Posted By OtownMike
I know it's late, but if anyone has the ability...

I know it's late, but if anyone has the ability to send me gpx files (or whatever) of the adventure routes please PM me. I am unexpectedly at home and have the technology to load them up. I plan on...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-08-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 39,763
Posted By OtownMike
Well damnit. Site 28 is now available if anyone...

Well damnit. Site 28 is now available if anyone wants it. My battery left me stranded in Ocala NF this morning. I had to push it out of the woods and to some pavement where a stand up gentleman gave...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-30-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 39,763
Posted By OtownMike
Late entry, I'm in! Site 28. Ill be getting in...

Late entry, I'm in! Site 28. Ill be getting in early friday sometime. I'll be on the 9fiddy, still deciding if I want to do the B or C group ride saturday, or just take it easy and do the adventure...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-16-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,071
Posted By OtownMike
+1. Check your measuring device too. Measure a...

+1. Check your measuring device too. Measure a feeler gauge and see if it agrees.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-16-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,071
Posted By OtownMike
Is it a KTM part? I used Harley Davidson Vrod...

Is it a KTM part? I used Harley Davidson Vrod shims in mine. They come in more sizes. Not sure why yours isn't measuring the proper size. If you are in the US you may be able to get a Harley one...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-01-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By OtownMike
Check for water pump seal failure as well. A wavy...

Check for water pump seal failure as well. A wavy oil filter and milkshake residue in clutch cover are indicators. If the shaft / seal have not been replaced yet its worth doing, google ktm 950 water...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-01-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By OtownMike
Here's my story: ...

Here's my story:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=953138

I'd start by replacing the thermostat, It's a maintenance item anyway. While you have it apart take a look at the impeller...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-02-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,866
Posted By OtownMike
H2W, you win the frosty beverage. The c clips let...

H2W, you win the frosty beverage. The c clips let loose and the water pump shaft disengaged. I know what dumbass thing I did when installing caused it too. When I was putting the impeller on I had...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-28-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,866
Posted By OtownMike
My bike has the upgraded head nuts / washers. I...

My bike has the upgraded head nuts / washers. I haven't seen any signs of coolant in the oil. When it did loose coolant originally it was out of the overflow. Rad and hoses are getting hot now, so...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-28-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,866
Posted By OtownMike
Thanks for the reply's. I'm thinking I didn't...

Thanks for the reply's. I'm thinking I didn't burp it properly. I did it with the engine off and it sounds like you guys do it running. Also the lever on my center stand cause the bike to lean to the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-27-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,866
Posted By OtownMike
Okay, digging this back up...

So I replaced the thermostat and fan switch and filled her back up with coolant. Pulled the back wheel to elevate and burped the system. Ran it up to 5 bars, no fan. Shorted the connector and fan...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-07-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,866
Posted By OtownMike
I just put her back together and filled with...

I just put her back together and filled with water. It ran up to 4 bars and then started flowing. I wonder if I didn't give it enough time before when I tried.

Pete, when I tested it on the stove,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-07-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,866
Posted By OtownMike
Hmmm, took out the thermostat and just for fun...

Hmmm, took out the thermostat and just for fun decided to test it. Ran it thru about 6 cycles w hot water, worked every time. Do these things ever get temporarily stuck or go intermittent? Going to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-07-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,866
Posted By OtownMike
Thinking my fan switch may be okay too. Coolant...

Thinking my fan switch may be okay too. Coolant in rad may not have gotten hot enough to trip it.....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-07-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,866
Posted By OtownMike
Well, looks like a stuck thermostat. Just flushed...

Well, looks like a stuck thermostat. Just flushed it and filled it w/ water. Ran it up to a 4 bars, water in rad stayed cool. Engine side hose on thermo was hot, other side cool. It went to 5 bars...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-07-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,866
Posted By OtownMike
My 950 started running hot. Here's my plan, looking for input..

Started the day before riding about 200 miles with no issues. Started the next morning riding on some slower off road stuff for about 1.5 hours, nice and cool out so I never really looked at temp....
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-30-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By OtownMike
Just head west from Orlando. Once it starts to...

Just head west from Orlando. Once it starts to thin out there are several good routes. If you head far enough west your into some good areas for dual sport riding. Fire up google maps and look for...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-11-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 62,909
Posted By OtownMike
Im going to be riding up through Ocala NF...

Im going to be riding up through Ocala NF tomorrow. Probably hit the south side around 9am and head north. Plan on riding pipeline road north of 40 till the end then head back around the east side....
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-10-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 62,909
Posted By OtownMike
Couldn't get everything done here in time to make...

Couldn't get everything done here in time to make it up there. I will probably ride up through Ocala NF Sunday though. If any of you are still riding up that way Sunday let me know, maybe we can meet...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-03-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 62,909
Posted By OtownMike
I'm actually going to be home and not working for...

I'm actually going to be home and not working for a change on these dates, but unfortunately (and fortunately) I'm getting the monster-in-law out of my house and in to her own place. I'm not sure if...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-12-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By OtownMike
If it blows the fuse with the key off you've got...

If it blows the fuse with the key off you've got a short alright. With the battery out, take an ohmmeter and check between the frame and positive cable. If you see continuity (with a good fuse...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-19-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 62,909
Posted By OtownMike
Hmmm. I may actually be able to make this one....

Hmmm. I may actually be able to make this one. Weekends are usually when Im at work somewhere. Ill keep checking on this....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-04-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By OtownMike
I fought the same problem with mine for a while....

I fought the same problem with mine for a while. I did the canisterectomy, which made it start a lot easier and got rid of a lot of extra parts, but the problem remained. I thought it could be vacuum...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-02-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By OtownMike
Mine has stock jetting from what I recall, have...

Mine has stock jetting from what I recall, have it written down at home but I wont be there for a couple of more weeks. I have Akros, so I went an extra half turn out on the mixture screws, think Im...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-31-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,069
Posted By OtownMike
Live as far north as you realistically can. I...

Live as far north as you realistically can. I work in Miami a lot and the traffic / crowds are terrible. It starts to get better around Ft. Lauderdale.

The 950 would probably see more action down...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-25-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,734
Posted By OtownMike
It gets easier every time. 950s are hot girls...

It gets easier every time. 950s are hot girls that demand a little attention, but they reward you for the effort.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-23-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6,432
Views: 534,597
Posted By OtownMike
He probably has a certificate of origin (think...

He probably has a certificate of origin (think thats what is called) and just rode it offroad and never registered it, could be legit. The problem is that the E model is and offroad bike, the S is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-21-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By OtownMike
Looks like shes not getting enough current when...

Looks like shes not getting enough current when you hit the start button. Are you sure your battery is up to par? These things eat batteries. Also check your ground paths. Check the other end of the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-19-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,509
Posted By OtownMike
It will pump for a few seconds once you turn on...

It will pump for a few seconds once you turn on the key, but will stop if the ECU doesn't see the engine running.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-13-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,315
Posted By OtownMike
Yes, if your sitting on the bike the cables...

Yes, if your sitting on the bike the cables should be on your right hand side.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-12-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,315
Posted By OtownMike
The choke cables in that pic look wrong to me, or...

The choke cables in that pic look wrong to me, or at least different than mine. Mine sit on the right side of the carbs, with the shorter one to the rear carb and longer one looping between the carbs...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-11-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 396
Posted By OtownMike
Idle hanging @ 3K problem FIXED!

So I have been chasing a few problems on my 5.5 950 for a while now, heres a post from a while back:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=729582...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-29-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By OtownMike
Sounds like a good start. Check the TPS first,...

Sounds like a good start. Check the TPS first, its easiest, move on from there.
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