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Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9,885
Views: 1,518,790
Posted By SteveAS
Wow, it sounds like you're on a different bike...

Wow, it sounds like you're on a different bike from me. I'm on the (mildly twiddled) stock suspension and I'd describe my SM as the best handling bike I've ridden. On the other hand, I'm not sure...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-30-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,287
Posted By SteveAS
It will likely tend to stall at idle at high...

It will likely tend to stall at idle at high altitude. If so, just turn up the idle speed a bit.
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2009, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9,885
Views: 1,518,790
Posted By SteveAS
Yes, the Syncs seem to last no better than...

Yes, the Syncs seem to last no better than full-on sport rubber, yet offer a less planted feel. My front and rear were both done in under 2,500 miles. I got similar mileage but better performance...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-08-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By SteveAS
This seems obvious, but you don't mention the...

This seems obvious, but you don't mention the choke. Are you using the choke when it's cold? If not, I'd say your problem is as simple as that; adjust the idle speed for hot running and use the choke...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9,885
Views: 1,518,790
Posted By SteveAS
The SM/SMR is by no means handicapped, relative...

The SM/SMR is by no means handicapped, relative to sport bikes. I've always had fun passing them when I rode alone. But I have a new girlfriend who likes to ride pillion; it's really fun passing...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-24-2009, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,759,267
Posted By SteveAS
Nahhh . . . I've been riding in that area for...

Nahhh . . . I've been riding in that area for years. There isn't much out there, aside from the lake, so when you're past the lake, there's not much traffic.
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9,885
Views: 1,518,790
Posted By SteveAS
I use the standard (non-spooled) Pit Bull for the...

I use the standard (non-spooled) Pit Bull for the rear and am happy with it.



This is not an issue at the rear, but it is very nearly an issue with the Pit Bull Newfront stand. With the fork...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9,885
Views: 1,518,790
Posted By SteveAS
I use a Pit Bull "New Front" stand, which allows...

I use a Pit Bull "New Front" stand, which allows fork removal. Pit Bull sells a pin that works with our bikes, but it's no where near 1-1/4" in diameter. From memory, it's probably around 3/8". Any...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 52,257
Posted By SteveAS
Indeed, the Buena Vista claims to have invented...

Indeed, the Buena Vista claims to have invented the drink and it still makes them superbly.
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 52,257
Posted By SteveAS
Great ride report, thanks. This is the...

Great ride report, thanks.


This is the way things are in California. All summer long, it's hot inland and cool (and sometimes foggy) on the coast. Keep this in mind as you're planning your...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-19-2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By SteveAS
Right principle, wrong name: Magnuson Moss...

Right principle, wrong name: Magnuson Moss (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnuson-Moss_Warranty_Act).
Forum: Orange Crush 05-28-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,165
Posted By SteveAS
Ditto.

Ditto.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-27-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,211
Posted By SteveAS
Another vote for it just being broken in. At...

Another vote for it just being broken in. At 13,000 miles, mine runs at least as well as it did new and it uses considerably less oil. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9,885
Views: 1,518,790
Posted By SteveAS
The air screws are so hard to access, I just set...

The air screws are so hard to access, I just set the difference between the front and rear at about what KTM suggests (about a 1/2 turn difference, if I remember right). I set the balancer screw with...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-08-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 805
Posted By SteveAS
Exactly what I thought. No one else? :ear

Exactly what I thought. No one else? :ear
Forum: Orange Crush 05-06-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By SteveAS
I'd just aim to set the average of the two sides...

I'd just aim to set the average of the two sides at the right height (with one low and the other high by the same amount).
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9,885
Views: 1,518,790
Posted By SteveAS
It sounds like some small orifice or orifices...

It sounds like some small orifice or orifices (jets) in the carburetors have varnish deposits from sitting for 18 months. I'd try disassembling them and using carburetor cleaner on all the jets.
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9,885
Views: 1,518,790
Posted By SteveAS
It's quick steering, but stable and not prone to...

It's quick steering, but stable and not prone to tank slappers. I feel no need for a steering damper.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-27-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By SteveAS
I don't know trails in that area, but I was in...

I don't know trails in that area, but I was in Quincy yesterday and there is no snow anywhere near the elevation of the town itself.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-24-2009, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By SteveAS
How about an inland route, where the weather will...

How about an inland route, where the weather will likely be better than on/near the coast. I'm thinking ride up near Lake Berryessa, Butts Canyon, then Hwys 175 and 253 from Middletown to Boonville,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By SteveAS
I also drag pegs occasionally. Frankly, that I do...

I also drag pegs occasionally. Frankly, that I do makes me glad they're mounted where they are because it gives a little warning before I start dragging less movable parts. The kickstand foot drags...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,237
Posted By SteveAS
Good summary. I agree with all of it.

Good summary. I agree with all of it.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-17-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By SteveAS
I don't see any advantage over the usual,...

I don't see any advantage over the usual, KTM-designed solution of 10" and 11" vent tubes terminating in the V of the engine. I've not heard of anyone having problems with water or wind with that...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,100
Posted By SteveAS
I have a 950SM and rode my brother's Superduke...

I have a 950SM and rode my brother's Superduke for about 1,000 miles. The fueling is MUCH better on the SM, but the vibration is about the same.
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9,885
Views: 1,518,790
Posted By SteveAS
I have the Akra Evo full system on mine. With the...

I have the Akra Evo full system on mine. With the removable baffles in place, I'd say it's only a little louder than stock.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By SteveAS
I did my R1100GS with mercury "carb stix." They...

I did my R1100GS with mercury "carb stix." They work just fine.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-25-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,863
Posted By SteveAS
Both times I tried to clean mine, the hole was...

Both times I tried to clean mine, the hole was too plugged and I couldn't get the guitar string down it, so I ended up removing the jet.

For me, the part I don't like is all the stuff that has to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,759,267
Posted By SteveAS
An argument for black

I think the reality is often (not always) that when a driver says, "I didn't see the motorcyclist" he should have said, I saw the motorcyclist, but underestimated his closing speed or I figured he'd...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-24-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,863
Posted By SteveAS
I took a piece of coat hanger and wire and bent...

I took a piece of coat hanger and wire and bent it into the shape of a pair tweezers. I pinch the top, put both ends into the recess in the top of the jet, then release my pinch, which allows the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2009, 08:06 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 124,802
Posted By SteveAS
It sure does. I'd much rather have the 950...

It sure does. I'd much rather have the 950 engine, with carburetors, than KTM's 990 engine, with fuel injectors. I speak from about 1,000 miles experience on a Superduke and 10,000 miles on my 950SM.
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2009, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9,885
Views: 1,518,790
Posted By SteveAS
Good question. My foot pegs (and side stand) see...

Good question. My foot pegs (and side stand) see a little abuse on the street, and I ride on sport-touring tires. Track conditions and track tires would seem likely to let you wear the pegs...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By SteveAS
It could be that your fuel pump is going bad,...

It could be that your fuel pump is going bad, which is a known issue on the carbureted LC8s (see the Orange Crush forum). It has to do more work when the fuel level is low, since gravity isn't...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,857
Posted By SteveAS
I'd think just about any sport-touring tire would...

I'd think just about any sport-touring tire would fit the bill. I've gone through a few sets of Avon Storms, which grip just fine and last about twice as long as sport tires.
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By SteveAS
That looks like it might be the fuel cap vent...

That looks like it might be the fuel cap vent tube. Wiggle it around and see if that's right. If so, it shouldn't be connected to anything, so all is well with it.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-25-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,759,267
Posted By SteveAS
:huh ...

:huh

http://www.mediabistro.com/agencyspy/original/beavis.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,977
Posted By SteveAS
I don't mean to be cold-hearted, but you're...

I don't mean to be cold-hearted, but you're making way too much of this. Bikes get dropped! This cost you a little hassle and an insurance deductible. Nothing worth feeling "ashamed" about. Stop...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-18-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,759,267
Posted By SteveAS
Well, after way too many rainy days, it's sunny...

Well, after way too many rainy days, it's sunny again in the Bay Area. I'm "working for the man," hoping Ms. Peach will get out for a ride and write about it so I can at least live vicariously today....
Forum: Orange Crush 02-17-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,447
Posted By SteveAS
That's my take on the screens, too.

That's my take on the screens, too.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-12-2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By SteveAS
Right. By the way, having just completed the...

Right. By the way, having just completed the 10,000 mile service on mine, I can say mine was not misting oil out the crankcase breather into the air box.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-12-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By SteveAS
There's no reason to do so. That said, it does...

There's no reason to do so. That said, it does sound like air in the coolant system. I wonder if the tube to the radiator cap came loose and dumped out enough coolant to get air in the system? That...
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