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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-28-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,075
Posted By RAGrote
Laugh you'd be crazy to go, tho

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Old Stage reopens this weekend. Labor Day? Motorcycle on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-01-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,755
Posted By RAGrote
spalling

I had some spalling on my 05's rear exhaust cam KTM did NOTHING.

$104
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-22-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,784
Posted By RAGrote
Another possible cause

I had the pushrod oil seal fail. Had the same effect as a leaky O ring.
This is the seal where the clutch pushrod penetrates the engine case on the slave side. It wore to the point of seeping oil....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-13-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,671
Posted By RAGrote
Back to stock

After playing with the jetting I'm back at stock. SAS and all that crap removed.
Livin in Colo Springs and ride a LOT at altitude - 40 - 46 mpg without fail regardless of what I'm doing to the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2007, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By RAGrote
When you pull the slave cylinder off - WATCH THAT...

When you pull the slave cylinder off - WATCH THAT PISTON - it'll creep right out on you and then you have a big mess and you have to clean, reinstall and bleed. Easy to fix but a real PIA.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2007, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,597
Posted By RAGrote
First bike?:huh

First bike?:huh
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2007, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,476
Posted By RAGrote
Hmmm... Looks like a one crash setup.... ...

Hmmm...
Looks like a one crash setup.... Wouldn't look too pretty after hitting the decomposed granite in the Rocky Mountains.

Nice, though.... very nice indeed..
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2007, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By RAGrote
Yep.... Do not ride it until you tighten...

Yep....

Do not ride it until you tighten it. Yours sounds very loose.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-30-2006, 09:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,977
Posted By RAGrote
Go to any bike specific forum and you'll see the...

Go to any bike specific forum and you'll see the same kinds of remarks.

Go look at the GS forum.
Or a ducati forum:rofl That'll get your attention.

Broken timing chain? Never heard that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-30-2006, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,712
Posted By RAGrote
My scorps have the same issue.... Decomposed...

My scorps have the same issue....
Decomposed granite fire roads.... Might as well use a belt sander.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-23-2006, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By RAGrote
All the changes sound good. 3.25 turns,...

All the changes sound good.

3.25 turns, though.... What elevation? @ 6000+ anything over 2 turns is rich.

DAYS ARE GETTING LONGER!! (well sorta)
Come on spring!!!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-23-2006, 05:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,035
Posted By RAGrote
i got a "dampner" headache:evil

i got a "dampner" headache:evil
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2006, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By RAGrote
I have every time... I've actually never...

I have every time...

I've actually never tried without moving it. I just don't want the dings in the radiator.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2006, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,713
Posted By RAGrote
How does it go?....

The more time I spend with my dog the less I like humans.......
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-11-2006, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By RAGrote
Sounds like an air leak to me - KISS...

Sounds like an air leak to me - KISS...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-11-2006, 06:59 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,358
Posted By RAGrote
ugly - glad it works.:clap

ugly - glad it works.:clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-11-2006, 06:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,114
Posted By RAGrote
WalMart - I found one in the bicycle department...

WalMart - I found one in the bicycle department for $20. 2 years and 4 tire changes - going strong. You can even get the "gerbings > cigarette lighter" adaptor there as well. This one is square...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-30-2006, 12:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,401
Posted By RAGrote
Yep...

Yep...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-30-2006, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,949
Posted By RAGrote
$4 piece of textured 4 mil plastic cut to...

$4 piece of textured 4 mil plastic cut to size.....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-28-2006, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,471
Posted By RAGrote
The first part is a go.... The CDI is...

The first part is a go....

The CDI is ????:ear . When this engine gets below 1200 it won't hold enough spinning momentum to get the jug over TDC - If you've noticed the flywheel is nonexistant on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-28-2006, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By RAGrote
Now THAT'S funny... I had junk in the...

Now THAT'S funny...

I had junk in the screens the first couple changes too....

If you see it again during the next change I'd try to identify what it is.

Big chunks of metal usually raise...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2006, 09:49 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,172
Posted By RAGrote
I'll disagree with the second post. My KTM...

I'll disagree with the second post.

My KTM handles better off road than my KLR ever did. Better power, suspension, COG is lower... more planted and confident.... and when you put 135 lbs of gear...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-28-2006, 09:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,545
Posted By RAGrote
Oil check procedure. Idle until up to operating...

Oil check procedure.
Idle until up to operating temp - 4 bars.
Shut down, pull stick, clean, screw all the way in, then pull it out and that's your level. (Hmmm... that's what she said last night...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-22-2006, 08:30 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 44,203
Posted By RAGrote
I'm not really interested in the tank but.... ...

I'm not really interested in the tank but....

Will the stock crash bars fit?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-21-2006, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,172
Posted By RAGrote
There's an easier way and it's the way your...

There's an easier way and it's the way your mechanic does it (probably) - if you let a mechanic touch your "stuff".

If the clearance is too tight - 1 size smaller
If the clearance is too loose -...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-14-2006, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By RAGrote
All they're doing is making sure an oil jet is...

All they're doing is making sure an oil jet is tight and "punched" to keep it in place.

They have to remove the side engine cases to do it.
Full day for sure....

If it backs itself out it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-08-2006, 09:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,479
Posted By RAGrote
Quality control issue. I got the axle...

Quality control issue.

I got the axle wrench as did many others.

There are many axle wrenches like this one but this one is mine....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-07-2006, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,147
Posted By RAGrote
250 hours and not one glitch, hiccup, burp,...

250 hours and not one glitch, hiccup, burp, breakage.... not one.:clap
BTW, 250 hours on the road is approx, 15000 miles.
I have 250 hours and 11000 miles.... LOTS of dirt riding....

No issues...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-06-2006, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,228
Posted By RAGrote
Pros - EVERYTHING Cons - NOTHING - there...

Pros - EVERYTHING

Cons - NOTHING - there are NO bad points only different features and functions of the different brands.

I had Scotts (on my sportbikes) and can't say enough about its...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2006, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,033
Posted By RAGrote
Here ya go

Here's the link for the manual.
http://www.950riders.com/forums/manuals/RA_LC8_E.pdf
It's for the 04 but not that much has changed.

The tolerances are on Page 11-2.

They have changed a bit....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-30-2006, 01:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,339
Posted By RAGrote
"S" suspension.

"S" suspension.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-30-2006, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,490
Posted By RAGrote
Can't stand the 140. The bike is so twitchy and...

Can't stand the 140.
The bike is so twitchy and wants to fall over on its side the second you initiate a turn. I have to attribute that directly to the 140 size.

I'll pay the price for the 150...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-25-2006, 10:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,059
Posted By RAGrote
Admitting you have a problem is the first step. ...

Admitting you have a problem is the first step.

Now go shopping....:deal
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2006, 12:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,530
Posted By RAGrote
Now if we could get Honda to pull their head out...

Now if we could get Honda to pull their head out of their ass and send the TA to the US.

While were at it... somebody talk to Yamaha and get them to send us the XT660 so I can buy another bike...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-11-2006, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By RAGrote
Huge difference between the stock skorp 150 rear...

Huge difference between the stock skorp 150 rear and the 140 TKC.

Bike wants to fall over (fall into curves).

I'm betting you WILL notice but it won't make the bike unridable, by any means.
...
Forum: Vendors 10-10-2006, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,096
Posted By RAGrote
Sorry.... I forgot to follow up. Swish,...

Sorry.... I forgot to follow up.

Swish, bam, boom. Tires at the door in about 4 days. No muss, no fuss.

I'll shop them again.:deal
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-10-2006, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By RAGrote
I didn't see anything in the parts list that said...

I didn't see anything in the parts list that said "KTM".

What...
Why....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-09-2006, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,911
Posted By RAGrote
Sure is a fun bike.

Sure is a fun bike.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-09-2006, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,931
Posted By RAGrote
Wow... it only took 2 pages for you to get a...

Wow... it only took 2 pages for you to get a straight answer.

Pull fuses. ACC & Instrument pod at the very least, but I'd pull them all.
Disconnect kill switch.
Wait for a few days. If the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-09-2006, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,182
Posted By RAGrote
That's funny as shit.... thanks for the Monday...

That's funny as shit.... thanks for the Monday morning laugh:deal :clap :freaky
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