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Old 02-06-2013, 07:52 PM   #8221
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White stuff

I had a little of the white powder in my tank when bike was new. It is an '06, now with 32k miles. I have never has any fuel related problems, other than the pump. Seems to me I read in this thread and/or the Adventure forum about this being fairly common

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:08 PM   #8222
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I had a little of the white powder in my tank when bike was new. It is an '06, now with 32k miles. I have never has any fuel related problems, other than the pump. Seems to me I read in this thread and/or the Adventure forum about this being fairly common

FWIW.
Don't know, mine is an 06 as well with 20k plus. Never seen that stuff you mention, still think it may be fuel additives in your area IMHO
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:37 PM   #8223
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I always use 100% gas, non ethanol. Just to be on the safe side, I might try using different gas station.

Also noticed some of my coolant hose connections, have tiny leaks. It may be from setting 2 weeks. Or the special ktm hose crimps. Has anyone changed there clamps out yet?
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:38 PM   #8224
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I have mine apart now for winter maintenance and there is zero white residue. I wonder if it is a by-product of your local fuel. We have non-ethanol here that i run when i can, but i also run fuel with up to 10% ethanol
i got that stuff for the longest time. I cleaned the tanks and no change. When changing the fuel screws to flex jet i found there were no O rings in place, oops. Much better now, but i still park it without fuel in the float bowls
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:58 PM   #8225
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Don't know, mine is an 06 as well with 20k plus. Never seen that stuff you mention, still think it may be fuel additives in your area IMHO
That is what I was thinking! I have no proof but it seems reasonable.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:01 AM   #8226
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I always use 100% gas, non ethanol. Just to be on the safe side, I might try using different gas station.

Also noticed some of my coolant hose connections, have tiny leaks. It may be from setting 2 weeks. Or the special ktm hose crimps. Has anyone changed there clamps out yet?
My hose clamps weep at the plastic junction between the heads. Have for a while and I notice the "sweat" after long aggressive rides. I haven't messed with it since I have seen the hoses continue to leak at that joint, on other bikes, even after replacing the KTM clamps with traditional screw clamps. Replacing the hoses with a set of silicone ones will put a stop to the leakage.
I believe eSong did a set on his. I'll search this thread for his post and link it.

edit to add: cant find the post with my search fu...

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Old 02-08-2013, 11:09 AM   #8227
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I had a little of the white powder in my tank when bike was new. It is an '06, now with 32k miles. I have never has any fuel related problems, other than the pump. Seems to me I read in this thread and/or the Adventure forum about this being fairly common

FWIW.
Years ago, in my garage, we'd cut lines of white powder on top of the gas tank of one of the bikes in the garage, and get all energized up, and work on bikes. Sorry, re-living my younger days.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:25 PM   #8228
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Corndog! You are cutting up in class again! You probably never heard that before, either...
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:47 AM   #8229
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Big Tank Options

Hi all--

Does anyone have a suggestion for bigger tanks for a 2007 950 SMR? What have people tried?

Thanks!!
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:04 AM   #8230
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The Aqualine tanks made to fit the SE are a drop on. Uses the same seat too.

In fact, anything made to fit the SE will work, including the Wolfmas SE luggage racks as well as CJ Designs Tail racks.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:58 AM   #8231
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The Aqualine tanks made to fit the SE are a drop on. Uses the same seat too.
Are you talking about this one?:

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-950-supe...afari-gas-tank
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:41 AM   #8232
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My charging system stopped charging. Changed the RR with a new stock unit and still not charging. Any suggestions beyond a stator, and where to check to make sure?

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Old 02-17-2013, 01:12 PM   #8233
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:45 PM   #8234
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My charging system stopped charging. Changed the RR with a new stock unit and still not charging. Any suggestions beyond a stator, and where to check to make sure?

Thanks.
Make sure your battery is still good, then check the connector coming out of the stator to see is there is an open and to see if its putting out AC voltage.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:35 PM   #8235
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Walter,

I've had a few problems with my charging system during the past years. All resolved. I've posted a couple of times here and there on Adv. This info may help.

First you must have a known good battery to diagnose any charging system issue.

Here are my posts on the subject.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=4313
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=4326
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=7116
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=7122
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...7&postcount=67


Those pretty much sum up my issues.

Let me know if you have any other questions.
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My charging system stopped charging. Changed the RR with a new stock unit and still not charging. Any suggestions beyond a stator, and where to check to make sure?

Thanks.

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