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Forum: Orange Crush 07-16-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,069
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: Orange Crush 07-16-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,069
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: Orange Crush 06-01-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
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: Orange Crush 06-01-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
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: Orange Crush 03-02-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,597
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: Orange Crush 02-28-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,597
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: Orange Crush 02-28-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,597
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: Orange Crush 02-27-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,597
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: Orange Crush 02-07-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,597
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: Orange Crush 02-07-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,597
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: Orange Crush 02-07-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,597
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: Orange Crush 02-07-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,597
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: Orange Crush 02-07-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,597
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: 501
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: 976
Views: 51,434
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: 976
Views: 51,434
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: 976
Views: 51,434
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: Orange Crush 12-12-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
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: 976
Views: 51,434
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: Orange Crush 09-04-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
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: 733
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: 860
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: Orange Crush 07-25-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,533
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: 5,825
Views: 430,414
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: Orange Crush 07-21-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
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: Orange Crush 07-19-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,274
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: Orange Crush 07-13-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
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: Orange Crush 07-12-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
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: Orange Crush 07-11-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 337
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: Orange Crush 03-29-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
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.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-28-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By OtownMike
If you consider a Ural sporty then you may have...

If you consider a Ural sporty then you may have some luck....
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-26-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,681
Posted By OtownMike
Ive got an Icon (I think, not at home now) silver...

Ive got an Icon (I think, not at home now) silver mesh jacket. Havent been down in it so cant vouch for the protection value. Its not too bad in the summer, esp when moving. I think the key is stay...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-04-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By OtownMike
That is what most of Apalachicola looks like. The...

That is what most of Apalachicola looks like. The bigger roads are hardpack dirt roads, smaller trails are 2 track jeep trails. None of what I rode was very difficult or sandy. I have found some more...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-17-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By OtownMike
Proof.....

FINE....heres a few pics. Did stop by Family Coastal, excellent lunch spot. Didnt see anyone in Tates Hell, guess all the hunters were done.

Tates Hell:
...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-17-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By OtownMike
Doubt it, most folks in here ride real bikes........

Doubt it, most folks in here ride real bikes.....


:hide

Sorry, no offense to beemer riders here. I work with this FF, he needed a good ball busting from a KTM guy.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-07-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By OtownMike
Anyone have local knowledge of the Tates Hell...

Anyone have local knowledge of the Tates Hell area? I was planning on following the river north and then cutting across, but I see there is an archery hunting season ending on sunday. Are there...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-07-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By OtownMike
Hmmm, happen to be passing by there. Will have to...

Hmmm, happen to be passing by there. Will have to time that out for an early lunch. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-07-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By OtownMike
Vacation ride to Apalachicola NF

After 14 days in New Orleans for the big game, its time to decompress and get the f away. Im heading up from Orlando Saturday AM via Goethe / backroads. Going to ride in the forest Sunday, then head...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-08-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By OtownMike
I just did the valve check on my 950. It is a bit...

I just did the valve check on my 950. It is a bit of a long process as you have to measure the gap, then take the cams out and measure the existing shims to see what size you need to replace them,...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-12-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10,458
Views: 808,415
Posted By OtownMike
Im actually home for a change but the 'fiddy is...

Im actually home for a change but the 'fiddy is laid out all over the garage right now getting valve adjustment / water pump / flexjets and a bunch of maintenance. The 'fowdy still has a leaking...
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