ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Orange Crush
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-16-2012, 10:06 AM   #6526
DakarNick
Swabee
 
DakarNick's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Parker, Colorado
Oddometer: 6,522
Yesterday I did an oil change, new spark plugs, and checked/shimmed the valves.
__________________
'06 KTM 950 Adventure S
'12 Ram 2500, Cummins, 6-speed auto, Laramie Longhorn, RamBox
Must be part of your super-secret double-naught spy work with your low-level FEMA clearance and (snicker) Texas Security License, yes?
DakarNick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 10:38 AM   #6527
BRUNO BOTELHO
Gnarly Adventurer
 
BRUNO BOTELHO's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: S. MIGUEL-AZORES
Oddometer: 442
Quote:
Can you describe why would you choose mitas over Scout? (as I read most of the posts here and it looks like Scouts do lead a bit(.
Had the Heidenau K60 Scout and now the Mitas E-07, and in my opinion, Mitas are better
I felt on and off road better grip, feeling, feedback, security, balance..., well, i felt more confortable with the Mitas in every situation
It gives a lot of confidence and allows a fast and fluid riding.
Heidenau is also a good choice, but didn't felt so good or confident like i felt with the Mitas.
But this is just my opinion and because i felt real good with the Mitas, doesn't mean everyone will
__________________
Ride Safe
Bruno Botelho
KTM LC8 950 ADVENTURE & KTM EXC 400 - "Ready to Race"

www.motoazores.com
BRUNO BOTELHO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 01:16 PM   #6528
z-man99
Adventurer
 
z-man99's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Liberty Lake
Oddometer: 54
Yesterday I had a custom map programmed courtesy Nels Byersdorf of 2 wheel Dynoworks. Cured my 4k hiccup and found me another 4 or 5 horses!

z-man99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 02:04 PM   #6529
Katoom72
Studly Adventurer
 
Katoom72's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Belgium
Oddometer: 830
Quote:
Originally Posted by z-man99 View Post
Yesterday I had a custom map programmed courtesy Nels Byersdorf of 2 wheel Dynoworks. Cured my 4k hiccup and found me another 4 or 5 horses!
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/...100B808AB8.jpg
The lower bolt of you crashbar seems to be comming out?

Nice looking bike.
Katoom72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 02:47 PM   #6530
hooliken
Awesome is a flavor
 
hooliken's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: Smithfield, VA
Oddometer: 2,742
Oil change, pre-filter cleaning, adjusted and cleaned chain...........then rode it like a $2 whore.

Also had to re-torque two of the water pump cover bolts. Baby girl was weepin a little coolant.
__________________
"People in this country sleep peaceably in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." George Orwell
2007 950R Super Enduro
2005 450EXC
hooliken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 04:51 PM   #6531
Qwik
Adrenaline Addict
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Sunnyvale, California
Oddometer: 6,127
Quote:
Originally Posted by Qwik View Post
Bought a New Engine.
Quote:
Originally Posted by hobbes95821 View Post
huzzah!!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by ian408 View Post
Well, New to Me (Used with 16K on it from Pyndon) So excited to get my katoom back up and running
__________________
Speed bumps never seem to make me go any faster
Qwik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 07:18 PM   #6532
DesertSurfer
Tail sprayin
 
DesertSurfer's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: City of the Angels
Oddometer: 1,240
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beema Killa View Post
Have fun. Wanted to go this year but couldn't swing that much more time from work again this year. What rack is that and what is your hitch tongue weight rated for? How long was the haul down in the cage before pulling her off the back? Cheers!
Moto Caddy rated to handle 600 lbs. before I beefed it up. Worked great and got me from L.A. to Shasta. Rally was great. Highlight was hanging with Jimmy Lewis and taking his riding clinics. His techniques and patience were top flight.
__________________
'"This whole memory lapse is gett'in to me. Hopefully I think I'll outgrow it."

DesertSurfer screwed with this post 09-16-2012 at 07:25 PM
DesertSurfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 08:09 PM   #6533
Qwik
Adrenaline Addict
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Sunnyvale, California
Oddometer: 6,127
Hmmmm, One of these things is not like the others
__________________
Speed bumps never seem to make me go any faster
Qwik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 11:32 PM   #6534
Oz Nutter
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Australia - Great Southern Land
Oddometer: 1,119
each to their own....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alleycatdad View Post
Ummm....There's abundant advice elsewhere to locktite those bolts, as they tend to back out and the slider jams in the countershaft sprocket.

FWIW...

Steve
I am actually in the habit of checking my bike regularly, haven't locktighted them,may do, done 70,000kms so far without drama's...

what does FWIW mean?
thank you for your concern.

Oz Nutter screwed with this post 09-16-2012 at 11:49 PM
Oz Nutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 11:41 PM   #6535
ian408
Oh?
 
ian408's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2003
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Oddometer: 13,945
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oz Nutter View Post
what does FWIW mean?
For What It's Worth.
ian408 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 04:30 AM   #6536
Hemskesven
Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Sweden
Oddometer: 15
skidplate

Got a few questions about my skidplate, it is a one off, self made of C/F.
I thought i could post some pic of it even thou it was not something i did to my ktm "today" , more like last winter

i started out by making a rather crude shape of what i would like...



I used that to make a fiberglass plug



The plug came out like this painted and sanded..



And of course then i used it to lay out the carbon fiber.



Sanded and and added a layer of epoxy as a "clear coat". Did throw in a few stickers under the epoxy to make it look a little more professional or at least make it look like something i had bought
Finally put the treadmill to some good use...

Hemskesven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 04:56 AM   #6537
Hemskesven
Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Sweden
Oddometer: 15
Continue...

I made a plate of aluminum to use the middle mounting point, i think i will be making a new plug and a remake of this in carbon this winter...



Mounted on bike, after a summer of abuse.



I destroyed the plug while trying to get it the skidplate loose from it, note to self: one layer of release agent is NOT enough..

This being my first ever Cf project, i had to learn on the fly....



while i was at it i also made a 30 plus layer carbon fiber sidstand relocator. I took all of the leftover cf stripes and made like a hamburger of 1 inch plywood, carbon fiber, plywood that i put to cure in a vise over night.



Also made a heat shield for the exhaust...



The took another beer and enjoyed the new look of the best bike made IMO.




Please excuse my grammar, but i think you would have even bigger problems understand me if i wrote in swedish

Hemskesven screwed with this post 09-17-2012 at 05:20 AM
Hemskesven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 05:06 AM   #6538
Qwik
Adrenaline Addict
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Sunnyvale, California
Oddometer: 6,127
Nice Work
__________________
Speed bumps never seem to make me go any faster
Qwik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 06:02 AM   #6539
Beema Killa
Beema Killa
 
Beema Killa's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Calgary Canada
Oddometer: 693
Quote:
Originally Posted by DesertSurfer View Post


Moto Caddy rated to handle 600 lbs. before I beefed it up. Worked great and got me from L.A. to Shasta. Rally was great. Highlight was hanging with Jimmy Lewis and taking his riding clinics. His techniques and patience were top flight.
Thanks. I figured the rack was rated for 600, but I wasn't aware the H2 could get a hitch with a tongue weight rated for that too. I thought they maxed at 500. Glad you had a great trip. Gotta get on that one next time myself!
Beema Killa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 06:30 AM   #6540
DakarNick
Swabee
 
DakarNick's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Parker, Colorado
Oddometer: 6,522
Beautiful, Hemskesven! That answers my questions! I can fabricate steel but I've never done fiberglass or CF. But I may have to give it a go!

Thanks!
__________________
'06 KTM 950 Adventure S
'12 Ram 2500, Cummins, 6-speed auto, Laramie Longhorn, RamBox
Must be part of your super-secret double-naught spy work with your low-level FEMA clearance and (snicker) Texas Security License, yes?
DakarNick is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 07:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014