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Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,967
Posted By BigMac
Interesting. The fiche shown above has 3 bushes;...

Interesting. The fiche shown above has 3 bushes; #22 is inner, #'s 15 & 20 are outer. I've seen a number of these pos forks and all had the 3 but I think they are all 2003-04 bikes. Hopefully your...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,967
Posted By BigMac
wp4860 forks have 3 bushes per leg, 2 outer, 1...

wp4860 forks have 3 bushes per leg, 2 outer, 1 inner. Call your ktm dealer for part numbers. I believe they sell an 'overhaul kit' that includes dust & oil seals as well as all 3 bushes. I would...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-22-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,093
Posted By BigMac
check leakage

you checked valve clearences and found exhaust valves loose? How many miles? Have valve been checked in past? If so, by who? How is bike used? What did plugs look like? Any oil consumption?
...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-05-2006, 12:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By BigMac
Brents347: My suggestion of the...

Brents347:

My suggestion of the Scotts/Ohlins road version was to the original inquiry.

The next paragraph was to Teabagger and his shilling for Emig.

While I do have a 950Adv and son...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-03-2006, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By BigMac
Huh? He's got a 950SM. Buy a...

Huh? He's got a 950SM.

Buy a Scotts/Ohlins. Get the road version that damps in both directions, ie away from center and back to center.

As for the Emig setup on a 950 Adv, well I'm sure...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-19-2006, 04:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,969
Posted By BigMac
Need more info than just Kawi disc. Give me a...

Need more info than just Kawi disc. Give me a Kawi part # or better yet, which Kawi models use same clutch plates? Are the steels also Kawi compatible?
Forum: Orange Crush 10-05-2006, 08:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,451
Posted By BigMac
I'm a bit intrigued why folks choose the Emig or...

I'm a bit intrigued why folks choose the Emig or similar setup and similarly I suppose, how firms like this stay in business given their seemingly exhorbitant pricing levels. I suppose part of it is...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-30-2006, 10:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By BigMac
One other possible cause is the check valve...

One other possible cause is the check valve located in line out of oil tank, the line where the tank oil screen is fitted to. There was a TSB that applied to all '03 and at least some '04 bikes. If...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-30-2006, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By BigMac
Pull the oil filter and check for wavy pleats. I...

Pull the oil filter and check for wavy pleats. I suspect you've got beginnings of an H2O pump seal failure. 14k is a little early in my experience but you're not putting many miles on the bike...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-30-2006, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,237
Posted By BigMac
As noted above, its 630* between firings on a...

As noted above, its 630* between firings on a Ducati L-twin. Nothing at all new here, at least on race bikes. All Ducati's, including the Desmosedici V4 employ this firing order. It is not exclusive...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2006, 09:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,841
Posted By BigMac
Neither, I prefer a road with some curves and...

Neither, I prefer a road with some curves and these bikes can't turn worth a damn! Make mine a Duc ST3. If you must have obscene amounts of top-end, maybe look at a Sprint ST or see if you can find...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2006, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,129
Posted By BigMac
You folks must be smokin something nasty, that...

You folks must be smokin something nasty, that new Gixxer is just plain old FUGLY! That's a relatively common theme with Suzuki and their gaudy decals and paint schemes...the 'Busa, V-Strom and...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2006, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,488
Posted By BigMac
If you're shopping for an all-weather riding...

If you're shopping for an all-weather riding suit, you MUST check out the Spidi Admiral. After too many years of leaking zippers in crotch area and bulky armor from my Roadcrafter, I saw the...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2006, 12:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,053
Posted By BigMac
Johnson Leathers in San Francisco. Their T-Pro...

Johnson Leathers in San Francisco. Their T-Pro armor is considered by many road racers to be the best available anywhere. They offer lots of different style options and custom sizing/alterations,...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2006, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,657
Posted By BigMac
After the recent Ca District court ruling, "DOT...

After the recent Ca District court ruling, "DOT Approved" helmet was defined as non existant and useless. Any police jurisdiction attempting to write a ticket for use of helmet on public road not...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2006, 08:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,176
Posted By BigMac
Looks very similar to the Vendramini Marathon...

Looks very similar to the Vendramini Marathon boot which is not too surprising in that Vendramini is rumoured to be producer of Dainese labeled boots. The sole is different than the Marathon and the...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-04-2006, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By BigMac
All of the bolts? I seem to recall there is one...

All of the bolts? I seem to recall there is one bolt located inside H2O pump, must remove that housing to get at it. If you've done that one and all of the others -- one of the clutch cover bolts...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-25-2006, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By BigMac
Surging is lean condition, not rich. Too rich is...

Surging is lean condition, not rich. Too rich is low power, too lean is surge.

Opening the side panel either by removal or cutting via the "Sommer door" method is not allowing any increase in...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2006, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,718
Posted By BigMac
Tow a kayak? Well my hard shell seakayak is a...

Tow a kayak? Well my hard shell seakayak is a Mariner II that's roughly 17' long. Would make for adventuresome manuevering on trails, much less on public roads.

A FAR BETTER choice would be a...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2006, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By BigMac
Do you mean stator cover? Absolutely this item...

Do you mean stator cover? Absolutely this item is bathed in oil. The oil keeps the windings cooled as opposed to your BMW bike or most any car that uses an air-cooled alternator.

Anywho,...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2006, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By BigMac
A response like that belongs in the vendor forum....

A response like that belongs in the vendor forum.

The Ti Q cans are MUCH improved can over the alum Q version. They run considerably cooler to touch, important to those of us who choose soft...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-19-2006, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,308
Posted By BigMac
Remove slave cylinder, does mineral oil leak out?...

Remove slave cylinder, does mineral oil leak out? If so, you likely have a failed piston as previously noted. On otherhand, your rebuild kit should have included new piston, ball, seals and...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-16-2006, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By BigMac
If you were a Ducati owner who at least changes...

If you were a Ducati owner who at least changes his/her own oil, 14mm would be a commonplace tool...the Duc oil screen cover uses same tool. I've had mine so long, I forget where I got it...likely...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-10-2006, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By BigMac
The only item that typically differentiates a 49...

The only item that typically differentiates a 49 state from 50 state legal is the presense of a evaporative cannister which of course all LC8's have. Conversely, if you are buying new from out of...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-04-2006, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By BigMac
As previously noted, DO NOT USE DOT5.0!!! ...

As previously noted, DO NOT USE DOT5.0!!!

DOT 3 vs 4 vs 5.1? I personally prefer racing DOT 4 which is more $ but much higher spec (higher BP both wet and dry and a bit less hydroscopic, ie...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-21-2006, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By BigMac
Me thinks you're imagining things...either that...

Me thinks you're imagining things...either that or the Chevron station you're buying from in OR has very low turnover and the fuel is getting stale. Chevron owns 76 and the fuel comes from the exact...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-18-2006, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,535
Posted By BigMac
Yep, that would be the correct part #. Be sure...

Yep, that would be the correct part #. Be sure you take the cs to machine shop to remove 2mm from wider shoulder. Should cost maybe $15.

Strength is NOT an issue, 200hp racebikes use 520 setups...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-13-2006, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By BigMac
I'm not sure why you would try to buy from out of...

I'm not sure why you would try to buy from out of state when Ca. sells more 950's than ALL other states combined. The supply of 950's is FAR more abundant than in any other state. If you're pissed...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-13-2006, 04:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,535
Posted By BigMac
Renthal does apparently make such a kit,...

Renthal does apparently make such a kit, unfortunately for us North American residents, Renthal has not the wisdom to import such an item. I've spoken directly with Renthal USA and they have no such...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-27-2006, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By BigMac
Looking at my odo on my early '04, its presently...

Looking at my odo on my early '04, its presently reading 54838. I seriously doubt that is the highest but given the relatively small sampling of actual owner's who belong to this forum AND are...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-26-2006, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By BigMac
Rake angle is NOT published as the same. The...

Rake angle is NOT published as the same. The Adventure is published as 63.4* while the 950R SE is claimed to be 1* steeper at 64.4*. This change alone would account for approx 6mm reduction is...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2006, 08:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,673
Posted By BigMac
Huh? What "leverage" has knowing dealer profit...

Huh? What "leverage" has knowing dealer profit margins on one of the rarest and possibly most desirable new bikes to be released accomplished?

This is like the folks going into the Triumph...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-13-2006, 09:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,794
Posted By BigMac
Maybe its just I but those frictions look cooked...

Maybe its just I but those frictions look cooked more than worn. It appears from your 2nd posting, the oil was relatively new? Was this dino or synthetic oil? How much oil was in clutch housing...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-13-2006, 02:08 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 81,908
Posted By BigMac
The big 950's (ie ADV, SM, SE...) all use 26mm...

The big 950's (ie ADV, SM, SE...) all use 26mm front axle and I believe a 30mm in back. The LC4 and RFS bikes use 20mm front axles and 26mm rear iirc. My 300EXC also uses the 20/26mm axle setup of...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-09-2006, 09:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,807
Posted By BigMac
I've been riding with mine for about 4k miles at...

I've been riding with mine for about 4k miles at this point. Sound is nothing overwhelming, I'd say maybe 95db's. Considering stock is 86db, Scorpions are near 100db as are the discontinued Leo...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-31-2006, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By BigMac
While I do sympathize with your starter problem,...

While I do sympathize with your starter problem, why are you bringing up issues like clutch pushrods, water pumps, etc? Have YOU experienced these problems with your bike? Probably not. Just...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-24-2006, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,549
Posted By BigMac
The LC8 clutch, with proper usage, should be good...

The LC8 clutch, with proper usage, should be good for 30k miles at the very least. My bike sees maybe 60/40 road/dirt usage. The dirt usage is primarily forestry trail, fire road and single track...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2006, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,092
Posted By BigMac
The boots that look the best in terms of design...

The boots that look the best in terms of design safety and comfort are the Vendramini Alp Desert 09. Supposedly designed specifically for the dual sport KTM 950 rider. Just wish I could find them...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-23-2006, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,370
Posted By BigMac
Don't dismiss the 1 front bake option untill you...

Don't dismiss the 1 front bake option untill you tried.

The biggest advantage of 2 brake is of course fade mitigation but this can be easily addressed with a few simple steps.

First is to...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-21-2006, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By BigMac
The pilot bore and bcd is identical w/any late...

The pilot bore and bcd is identical w/any late model KTM RFS or LC4 powered bike that use a 520 drive. The only difference is the LC8 uses an M10x1.5 T-bolt for fixing rear sprocket, the other...
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