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Old 11-17-2012, 05:21 AM   #6856
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Lock the gears together with a couple of pennies stacked on each other then inserted into the teeth of the gears.
Note this inmate is from the UK, so when he says "pennies" they're not the ones with Abe Lincoln. The best coin I've found for this is indeed a UK penny- the old style that is not attracted by a magnet.

I keep one in the tool cabinet just for this purpose.

A proper tool exists, and is probably a better idea.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:52 PM   #6857
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Yeah, soft copper disc. Dont put anything harder in between the gears.

Or the KTM locking tool, which I have but dont always use.

The main thing is to not try using the crank locking tool as it might not be strong enough.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:10 PM   #6858
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Sadly decided to sell my trusty 990 Adventure...................

But ordered another one from Mattighofen to replace it !
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:26 PM   #6859
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Found my mysterious ignition short.......

It was the speedo cable.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:18 AM   #6860
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The main thing is to not try using the crank locking tool as it might not be strong enough.
Interesting, though- the manual says the proper procedure to torque the flywheel nut (the other end of the crankshaft) is to use the crank locking bolt.

Granted, it uses less torque. But it also engages the crank at a wide spot- I can't imagine it wouldn't be strong enough.

Not going to try it, but I'll bet it'd work.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:02 AM   #6861
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Found my mysterious ignition short.......

It was the speedo cable.
Wow! What were the symptoms Mountain?
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:48 AM   #6862
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Wow! What were the symptoms Mountain?
Intermittent electrical can point you in wrong directions...

1. bike dies, no power, no nothing.
2. look for blown fuse - ignition is blown.
3. replace fuse, no problems
4. fuse blows again
5. wiggle some potentially pinched wires but don't see anything to fix and it's all good for a week.
6. Have it die during morning rush hour on I70 at speed
7. Have it hauled home and park it.
8. Get absolutely lucky that the short remains so it can be traced.

The speedo was jumping around from 50 to 180 right before hand. At first I suspected the ignition switch since I've read about them going bad. Traced things into the headlight and finally to the speedo plug...... looked down and it was obvious. The cable had worked loose to be able to rub on the front disk and maintain ground contact to keep the fuse shorting. If it had maintained limited or intermittent contact I might not have found it for a while.

The fix was an easy, cut splice solder shrink.

So yeah, if the ignition fuse blows or your speed is jumping well into the triple digits check the speedo cable. And look over the bike better and more often...... sigh.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:08 AM   #6863
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Was hoping to take the final photo in this series today but I found out that my new rim was missing the inner rubber layer that protects the tube from the spoke nuts. Will have to wait until at least tomorrow to go pick one up.

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Old 11-19-2012, 04:52 AM   #6864
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Put new mineral oil in my clutch master and bled it.

After the master developed a leak during a group ride and left me without a clutch

Still leaks but had enough fluid to finish the ride.

Not what I expected from a bike with 7k miles

And hit a buzzard at speed



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Old 11-19-2012, 01:18 PM   #6865
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I pulled the 950 out of the garage and into the workshop to give it some love.
Mymistress hasn't gotten a lot of attention as of late as I've been playing with her little sister so much.










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Old 11-19-2012, 03:00 PM   #6866
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Yeah, soft copper disc. Dont put anything harder in between the gears.

Or the KTM locking tool, which I have but dont always use.

The main thing is to not try using the crank locking tool as it might not be strong enough.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:45 PM   #6867
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Last couple days installed my crash bars , Gobi's and mounts , finished making the new garage and unpacking everything garage related from my move back in June as I have been away working.

I even managed to get in a few rides which is a bonus for it being November in Canada. I learned even without my heated vest or grips installed 5 degrees Celcius is warm enough when riding with a shit eating grin tucked neatly under my helmet.

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Old 11-20-2012, 09:49 AM   #6868
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Last night I reconnected the carb and airbox on my 950SE. What a pain in the balls that procedure is, threading the fuel main, vent hoses, carb heaters, chokes, throttle cables, throttle position sensor and ground, grommets, triangles, snorkle, intake boots, plugs, hoses, idle cable, all stuffed into a too tight airbox. Air filter, stacks, top box, hoses, are all easy peasy after that. If I keep this bike another season, a new air filter solution is a must.

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Old 11-20-2012, 01:32 PM   #6869
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Rode it to work today. Both the bike and I have been down for maintenance for a few months now. Feels great to be riding again

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Old 11-20-2012, 08:38 PM   #6870
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