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Forum: Orange Crush 10-16-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 56,173
Posted By Johnf3
KTM is on record saying that none of the old...

KTM is on record saying that none of the old Husky stuff will be used in anything. They didn't want any of it. Their production and assembly lines are set up for their own stuff and they are not...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By Johnf3
I still have a RFS and yes, they have a cult...

I still have a RFS and yes, they have a cult following now, but the 09 is a better bike in most every way against a 2007, which is the best year of the RFS. The only issue the 09 had was the oil...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-06-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,276
Posted By Johnf3
You are correct--you don't get it. Poop is not...

You are correct--you don't get it. Poop is not unsprung weight. However, a five pound weight reduction, unsprung, is significant.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-03-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 126,055
Posted By Johnf3
Won't work. Safaris leach gas fumes. Stock KTM...

Won't work. Safaris leach gas fumes. Stock KTM tanks are two piece which allow them to be painted and decaled.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-02-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By Johnf3
You have a choice of several aftermarket clutch...

You have a choice of several aftermarket clutch levers that fit the Magura clutch. They have been available for 15 years at least, which is as long as I have owned KTMs with hydraulic clutches. It...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-24-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,357
Posted By Johnf3
Silly comparison, really. Of course a 525 is...

Silly comparison, really. Of course a 525 is lighter than an 1190. The 1190 also has nearly three times the HP of your 525. At over 270 pounds, in comparison to other true dirt bikes, your 525 is...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-10-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,604
Posted By Johnf3
I don't know what year model Zak's bike is, but...

I don't know what year model Zak's bike is, but another variable to consider is the cartridge tube diameter. WP decreased the diameter to 12mm in 2007, I think. The older forks had 14mm cartridges....
Forum: Orange Crush 09-03-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By Johnf3
Pro Taper RM low bend is a very flat and low...

Pro Taper RM low bend is a very flat and low bend. I put Rox risers on my 950 because they also adjust the bars forward but they put the bars too high and the RM low bend is perfect with the Rox...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,368
Posted By Johnf3
Definitely will not lace up to the stock KTM hub.

Definitely will not lace up to the stock KTM hub.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-14-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,205
Posted By Johnf3
26 psi is not enough off road to prevent rim...

26 psi is not enough off road to prevent rim damage if you are going to hit things at speed with a 500+ pound bike.. I can bash into rocks and stuff as well as the next guy, but when riding my 950...
Forum: Vendors 08-05-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 31,786
Posted By Johnf3
Sarcasm can be dumb, pointless, or sexist. It...

Sarcasm can be dumb, pointless, or sexist. It can also be all of those things, in your case. The OP asked for specific help. If you feel so strongly about your little rant above, go start a new...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-05-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By Johnf3
For Colorado, I would be running 42 pilots, but...

For Colorado, I would be running 42 pilots, but if it runs good leave it.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-24-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,888
Posted By Johnf3
Just adding oil without measuring can work, but...

Just adding oil without measuring can work, but you really should know what your baseline level is before you go adding more, and you should know how the oil level is affected for adding a given...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-22-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,888
Posted By Johnf3
Without getting too much more off topic, the...

Without getting too much more off topic, the other variable is the fork itself. Since the 950 introduction in 2003, KTM has made many small improvements to their open chamber forks. I often see 2004...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-22-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,888
Posted By Johnf3
I guess when some riders send their suspension in...

I guess when some riders send their suspension in for a shim shuffle by a third party vendor it makes the rider a suspension expert too. Several good comments here but also some that are pretty...
Forum: Vendors 07-16-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 41,255
Posted By Johnf3
Thank you Justin. Once I get my strap and get my...

Thank you Justin. Once I get my strap and get my bag repaired I will tie it down like the picture shows.
Forum: Vendors 07-15-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 41,255
Posted By Johnf3
I melted a strap on my Mojavi and sent an email...

I melted a strap on my Mojavi and sent an email into the contact email on the Giant Loop website a week ago with no reply. I don't need to buy a complete repair kit but rather a few feet of strap. ...
Forum: Racing 07-09-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 14,195
Posted By Johnf3
I agree. Timing and luck is a big part of it. I...

I agree. Timing and luck is a big part of it. I wasn't taking a shot at Pedroza, just stating what I truly think his place in history will be. Nicky will never again be a factor in a MotoGP race,...
Forum: Racing 07-09-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 14,195
Posted By Johnf3
You are right, he will be remembered...as the guy...

You are right, he will be remembered...as the guy who could win a race but never a championship. This will be Perdrosa's spot in MotoGP history.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-30-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Johnf3
I wouldn't put the red MSR seals on my worst...

I wouldn't put the red MSR seals on my worst enemy's bike. The same crappy seals are repackaged and sold by several different vendors--if they are aftermarket and red, don't buy them. Use either...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By Johnf3
The bright side is that at least that rebound...

The bright side is that at least that rebound valve is not rusted and corroded and stuck in the rebound tap.

I would disassemble the cartridge so I could get to the entire rebound piston assembly...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-03-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,590
Posted By Johnf3
Glad to see you got it all installed and are...

Glad to see you got it all installed and are happy. The Adventure caliper is bigger so it may offer a bit more stopping power and handle heat a bit better, but don't know for sure. I think I am...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-28-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By Johnf3
Inside without question. Someone already...

Inside without question. Someone already mentioned it, but most every real dirt bike made has the front brake line routed inside the forks. So do the 990's from the factory. A zip tie won't hold up...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-16-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,636
Posted By Johnf3
To be direct, you are in fantasy land, no...

To be direct, you are in fantasy land, no offense. A street-legal V Twin Adventure bike is not going to be 400 pounds ready to ride. A WR250 Yamaha is 320 with gas. No manufacturer, unless Chinese,...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-14-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,193
Posted By Johnf3
A few things to think about on a 2004 Adventure: ...

A few things to think about on a 2004 Adventure:

1. The 2004 forks had the "third bushing" that really made them hard to tune properly. It is easily remedied and there are lots of guides to do...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-02-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,224
Posted By Johnf3
I agree with most everything you say, but you are...

I agree with most everything you say, but you are wrong about the Pirelli MT 21. It is every bit as much a true knobby tire as a Dunlop 606. It also works great with a rear 908. I have several...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-16-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 13,203
Posted By Johnf3
We were just motivated by not wanting to miss any...

We were just motivated by not wanting to miss any riding time. We did not have a set of spares, so we bought a can of brake cleaner (only thing available at the only store in town), cleaned out the...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-16-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 13,203
Posted By Johnf3
Sure it can be done in a parking lot. We did my...

Sure it can be done in a parking lot. We did my friend's 990 in a dirt motel parking lot in Big Bend. It is a very straightforward repair. It took us all of a couple of hours, never having done...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-28-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By Johnf3
You missed that the kit includes new fork...

You missed that the kit includes new fork cartridges as well.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-12-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,950
Posted By Johnf3
The cleaner may be ok, but not the oil. Use...

The cleaner may be ok, but not the oil. Use filter oil designed for a foam air filter.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-14-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 34,960
Posted By Johnf3
We have been trying to tell ya. Glad you got it...

We have been trying to tell ya. Glad you got it done and did not have any issues. You will love the pre filter too. I have never even cleaned my main filter yet, and I ride in as dusty conditions...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-07-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 34,960
Posted By Johnf3
Wow. We converted the Griz! You are going to...

Wow. We converted the Griz! You are going to love it.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-18-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,231
Posted By Johnf3
Srad, You missed that we are trying to...

Srad,
You missed that we are trying to completely remove ALL the ABS system. Obviously we know there are simple ways to turn off or disable it. There is an under seat fuel tank coming on the market...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-16-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 983
Posted By Johnf3
The EarthX is a superior battery compared to a...

The EarthX is a superior battery compared to a Shorai. The biggest difference is that EarthX batteries have on board battery management, including over charge and discharge protection and cell...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-16-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,231
Posted By Johnf3
Bowser you are actually the one that is mistaken,...

Bowser you are actually the one that is mistaken, sorry but I hate to see bad info being distributed. The part numbers between the two dashes in 2009 is absolutely different. I went down this road...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-11-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By Johnf3
We did a 2009. Like has already been said, you...

We did a 2009. Like has already been said, you can get as far as removing the pump part of the ABS, but the electrics have to stay if you want a functioning speedometer/ odometer. We replaced the...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-03-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,625
Posted By Johnf3
Yes you can. Still the new WP forks are much...

Yes you can. Still the new WP forks are much better due to 10 years of refinement.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-02-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,625
Posted By Johnf3
The early 950's did have 265 mm of travel, but so...

The early 950's did have 265 mm of travel, but so did the later S and R models. The newer WP forks are much better than the the three bushing/spacer set up on the 2004 forks. Stock compared to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 234,991
Posted By Johnf3
The ISDE shop owner was probably no other than...

The ISDE shop owner was probably no other than Fritz Kadlec, who really was a member of the USA ISDE trophy team back in the 80's. He is still blistering fast on a off road motorcycle. I have...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 41,283
Posted By Johnf3
My experience with both the carb and FI...

My experience with both the carb and FI Adventures is that fuel mileage stays about the same as the stock airbox.
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