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Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2007, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,209
Posted By Motobee
I have them on my 950SM. I haven't had any...

I have them on my 950SM. I haven't had any problems with them, and I take the bike on some pretty gnarly potholed roads.

The two things that I have noticed about them is the bike is easier to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2007, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By Motobee
It should have carb heaters, you may want to...

It should have carb heaters, you may want to check the carb heater fuse to make sure that it is not blown. If that is ok, then I would check the connections at the carbs to make sure that you have...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-05-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,464
Posted By Motobee
I put the cluster from an '07 990 Superduke on my...

I put the cluster from an '07 990 Superduke on my bike and I love it.
Here is a complete write-up on what's required for the install.

http://ktmtalk.com/index.php?showtopic=247021
Forum: Orange Crush 11-10-2007, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,064
Posted By Motobee
The AMA Superbike guys go 180MPH at Daytona with...

The AMA Superbike guys go 180MPH at Daytona with the stick-on weights, that's good enough for me. Why reinvent the wheel?
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2007, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By Motobee
That's the jetting for slip-on mufflers, it is...

That's the jetting for slip-on mufflers, it is still way too lean for the full Evo system. You have to move the needle clip down three positions for the Evo system.

This has been confirmed on...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2007, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By Motobee
I just bolted mine up, had no leaks. You...

I just bolted mine up, had no leaks.

You can check for exhaust leaks by using a sticking a piece of vacuum hose in your ear, and then move it around the header connection when the bike is...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-01-2007, 06:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,168
Posted By Motobee
Nope sorry, you will have to learn how to...

Nope sorry, you will have to learn how to subtrack 12 from the reading after it reads 13:00.
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2007, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By Motobee
The 950 SM/SE Euro-spec headlight is identical to...

The 950 SM/SE Euro-spec headlight is identical to the USA headlight. Even though the part number on the box is different, it takes the same bulb and has the same reflector and lens.
I bought one,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2007, 05:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,580
Posted By Motobee
The Evo titanium headers are very thin. They are...

The Evo titanium headers are very thin. They are well made, but look like they will dent pretty easily if you hit something. The Evo cans must be used with an Evo header.

The Ti Evo header weighs...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By Motobee
Well, then you are stuck buying a used one, or a...

Well, then you are stuck buying a used one, or a new one that is left over in dealer's stock. The carburated 950 is done. KTM are not making any more as they won't meet more stringent emissions...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2007, 10:10 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,232
Posted By Motobee
The 2008 Ninja 250 has a lower compression ratio...

The 2008 Ninja 250 has a lower compression ratio than the 2006 bike and the fuel injected model has 2mm smaller throttle bodies than the carburated model. There is no way that the bike makes 45HP...
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2007, 12:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 19,678
Posted By Motobee
The 2008 Ninja 250 has less compression (11.6-1)...

The 2008 Ninja 250 has less compression (11.6-1) than the 2007 Ninja 250 (12.4-1). The 2008 Ninja 250 with 30mm carbs makes less torque (16ft/lb) than the 2007 Ninja 250 (18ft/lb) and the injected...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2007, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 19,678
Posted By Motobee
The CB1 has more low end/midrange power than the...

The CB1 has more low end/midrange power than the Bandit 400. The Honda also has better fit and finish than the Suzuki. Both have comperable ergonomics.

The new Ninja 250 has less power and is...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2007, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By Motobee
The Akrapovic Evolution mufflers for the 950SM...

The Akrapovic Evolution mufflers for the 950SM have to be used with the Evolution header, either stainless or titanium.

The Evolution mufflers have a removable db killer insert. With it installed...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2007, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By Motobee
The US models have none of the EPC valve and...

The US models have none of the EPC valve and associated plumbing, However they do have the transmission switch and same ignition control unit. So the advance curves may be different for 1st and 2nd...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2007, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By Motobee
They break all the time. Some have had a second...

They break all the time. Some have had a second one break. You can put a new KTM part on, or just replace the hose. Some people have used regular clear vinyl hose that you can get at the hardware...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2007, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By Motobee
That amount of oil usage is normal on a 950 with...

That amount of oil usage is normal on a 950 with that low a milage. Mine used a fair amount of oil until I got about 3500 miles on it, then it tapered off.

If you do a search on oil usage in the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2007, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,661
Posted By Motobee
In addition to the SAS blanking plates, he will...

In addition to the SAS blanking plates, he will need a large vacuum cap to plug off the fitting where the hose went from the SAS valve to the airbox, and some small allen screws (5 or 6mm, can't...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2007, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By Motobee
Some 950's have smoother shifting than others....

Some 950's have smoother shifting than others. What kind of oil are you using, and how many miles does it have on it since the last oil change?
The synthetic oil that KTM recommends (Motorex) breaks...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2007, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,661
Posted By Motobee
Where are you located? None of the 05-07 USA...

Where are you located? None of the 05-07 USA version bikes have the EPC system. The ignition system CPU (which controls the EPC valve) still is connected to the transmission switch, so it might...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-15-2007, 09:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,911
Posted By Motobee
Pilbara, Please post your results so others can...

Pilbara,
Please post your results so others can find out what works in the future.

Good luck,
Brian
Forum: Orange Crush 08-13-2007, 11:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,911
Posted By Motobee
KTM uses the same instrument cluster...

KTM uses the same instrument cluster (#61014069000) for the 950 ADV/SE/SM, 990ADV and 06 990SD. So theoretically the tripmaster switch should work fine if wired correctly.

The cluster wiring on...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2007, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By Motobee
Now your suspension will not work as well,...

Now your suspension will not work as well, because you have increased your unsprung weight.:D
Better spring for the carbon fiber one, to make it weigh the same.
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2007, 01:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,616
Posted By Motobee
That would be Shinichi Itoh...

That would be Shinichi Itoh http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinichi_Itoh
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2007, 06:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,616
Posted By Motobee
I think that Bimota was out of money at the time...

I think that Bimota was out of money at the time and could not afford to do any more development of the bike. They were on the verge of bankruptcy and just sold the bikes as they were.

A German...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2007, 07:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,616
Posted By Motobee
Serge Robbiano was the previous owner of the...

Serge Robbiano was the previous owner of the V-Due. You can check out his website to see the evolution of the design of various bikes including the V-Due http://www.robbianodesign.com/

The...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2007, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By Motobee
Sommers 990 kit. Full Akra Evolution system. ...

Sommers 990 kit. Full Akra Evolution system.

Have you tried Sprocket Specialists http://www.sprocketspecialists.com/
They will make a custom rear sprocket with virtually any number of teeth as...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-09-2007, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By Motobee
See:...

See: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=196367 for everything you ever wanted to know about clutch jet cleaning.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-08-2007, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By Motobee
It's from the fuel reacting with a coating on the...

It's from the fuel reacting with a coating on the inside of the fuel tank, very common problem on SM/SE.
It will only happens on the first few tanks of fuel. Once you clean the carbs out it should...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-03-2007, 01:17 AM
Replies: 974
Views: 92,187
Posted By Motobee
Has anyone thought about using a vacuum powered...

Has anyone thought about using a vacuum powered fuel pump?
My girlfriends Ducati Monster has one, very simple, no electricity required, only has a diaphragm and two check valves, and has a pressure...
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2007, 11:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,658
Posted By Motobee
Some bikes have had oil leakage from the oil...

Some bikes have had oil leakage from the oil galley plug on the right side crankcase near the rear cylinder. When the dealer was doing the PDI on my bike, they noticed this problem, ended up giving...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2007, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,178
Posted By Motobee
Its the torque limiter for the starter that is...

Its the torque limiter for the starter that is making the noise.
Your dealer should be slapped for not knowing about the problem.

See:...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-29-2007, 07:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,131
Posted By Motobee
One thing to think about when mounting a radar...

One thing to think about when mounting a radar detector, is that if you center it on the dash like a few examples shown, your body will block the radar waves coming from behind and severely limit the...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-23-2007, 09:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,018
Posted By Motobee
The FI warning light is an LED that is powered by...

The FI warning light is an LED that is powered by the main relay (same circuit as the neutral light) and is grounded by the fuel injection control unit.
Looking at the wiring diagrams, I believe it...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-17-2007, 12:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,018
Posted By Motobee
Here is the AMP website for the manufacturer of...

Here is the AMP website for the manufacturer of the connector.
http://www.amp.com/

You could take a photo of the connector and the contact and mail it to them to come up with a part number for...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-15-2007, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By Motobee
About the only special tool that is needed for...

About the only special tool that is needed for normal servicing is a bolt that locks the motor at TDC while you are adjusting the valves. Some people on the list have made their own, or you can order...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-05-2007, 08:08 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 17,244
Posted By Motobee
Why, the hydraulic system works great. In fact...

Why, the hydraulic system works great. In fact Magura makes hydraulic systems that replace cable operated systems on other bikes.
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 13,172
Posted By Motobee
The sound testing is not done by any outside...

The sound testing is not done by any outside agency, as all the manufacturs are self-regulated. So many pipes that are stamped as meeting sound requirements acutally don't meet them. Just check the...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-04-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By Motobee
The latest USA version 950's do not have the EPC...

The latest USA version 950's do not have the EPC solenoids/plumbing and air bleeds on the carbs. The 2nd/3rd gear switch and wiring is still present and is connected to the ignition control unit. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-04-2007, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By Motobee
The 990 motor uses a secondary throttle plate...

The 990 motor uses a secondary throttle plate that is operated by a stepper motor controlled by the fuel injection brain. It's job is to smooth out airflow into the motor caused by abrupt operation...
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