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Old 03-21-2013, 01:46 PM   #7561
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If you have a slow coolant leak, you wont see any milkshake.
Theres an old thread I posted about 2-3 years ago - I had a slow coolant leak (undetected because the rad cap had also failed to do its job so the reservoir tank was still full) - and there was no evidence of emulsion in the oil.
However, the oil filter was eeever-so-slightly wavey - like the one pictured - and I wondered the same thing at the time. In my limited observation, healthy oil filters tend to be straight-as-a-die.

Always check your actual radiator fluid level - dont just rely on the reservoir level.
My brand new filter was not straight-as-a-die when i put it in.

Done today:
Valves on the front cilinder. Ofcourse i had to strip one of the nuts.
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Cleaned carbs and put new ACV valves in.
Build airbox and carbs back on the engine (if god did not know me, he knows me now)
Put a new Renthal KTM High bend on her, waaaay better then the horrible stock bars. Perfect for my long arms.

All i have to do now is rebuild brakes, give the chain some love, grease the wheelbearings and check the wheels themselfs and button everything back up. Praying for some sunny weather next week. Might go explore some German roads and woods if i'm blessed with good weather.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:06 PM   #7562
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New 908 rear

Swapped a Heidenau K60 (150) rear for a fresh Dunlop 908 (140), in anticipation of the wet.
Cleaned and greased the bearings, axles, etc...

Got over 7K from the Heidi, and there was still enough rubber left to likely get another 1K+.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:49 PM   #7563
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I don't think you need a magnet with the hose. The magnet is not powerful enough to pull metal fragments from the tank. The metal fragments are heavy and they sink to the bottom of the tank. The magnet simply holds these fragments that sink on top of it because the plug is att the bottom of the oil tank.

Any metal parts that sink/fall into the hose (because it is in the bottom of the tank) will be trapped at the bottom of the hose. This is the same as being trapped on the magnet. There is no way for heavy metal fragments to float back up the hose. The fragments will be extracted from the tank when the hose is opened and drained.

Of course, you won't be able to see the shards when you drain the hose, unless you rummage through the drained oil...
With all respect I completely disagree.

Oil gets sucked by the oil pump from the bottom on the tank. Very fine steel debris that can pass the filter, are caught only by the magnets. They don't just fall into button of the hose!

This is particularly important for new engines.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:07 PM   #7564
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Heated grips.

It's been cold here. Sometimes less even than 50 on the really really cold mornings.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:33 PM   #7565
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Adjusted valves, new throttle cables.
Bought used at 25Kmi, ran like a champ.
At 42Kmi i figured why not....Intakes were still good, exhaust needed some love.
All shims were the same size.....no adjustment in 40,000 mi and it still ran pretty damn well, but holy shit, what a difference!!!
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:48 PM   #7566
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Heated grips.

It's been cold here. Sometimes less even than 50 on the really really cold mornings.
I test rode mine when I bought it a couple of months ago at 14 degrees! And yes the heated grips were nice!!
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:07 PM   #7567
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Wings!

installed a new (black) front fender and bolted up a set of Wings. Charging the battery now so hopefully I can take a listen before lights out...


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Old 03-23-2013, 08:32 PM   #7568
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Dropped the 990 off at........

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Get back my white R model Tuesday!!!
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:30 PM   #7569
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Eek

I finished up the K300a service...man, that was not fun. 18,900 miles in the books so far.
  • Change oil, and filters.
  • Replace air filter. Ordered a K&N but who knows when that'll arrive.
  • Remove and replace coolant.
  • Check and adjust valves. (Why is it I always end up making two runs to the shop for valve shims... No matter how carefully I measure...bummer. I'm investing in a shim kit next time.
  • Replaced the spark plugs. (these things are like gold....hard to find and $$$$)
  • Installed the Uni-pre filter
  • Installed the RC8 intake trumpets (just had to try it).
  • Decided to leave the SAS & Canister in place for now. I want to judge my fuel economy with one change at a time (or at least a few small changes...)
  • Installed a new chain and sprockets. Went with stock 16t front, and upsized to the 45t stealth rear. Feels good so far.
  • Chased the threads on the engine hanger that my crash bars mount to, and installed some longer set screws.
  • Checked various nuts/bolts/bearings/etc.
Not bad for 9mths of riding. I did learn that performing a major service on a motorcycle should not be attempted while sick...just makes everything take that much longer.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:38 AM   #7570
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New Slick, completely cleaned the swingarm, axle, eccentric axle adjusters, sprocket and carrier, chain, rotor, caliper, new Galfer pads, new brake fluid and filled the tire with Nitrogen LOL. Onto the front for today.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:46 AM   #7571
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New Slick, completely cleaned the swingarm, axle, eccentric axle adjusters, sprocket and carrier, chain, rotor, caliper, new Galfer pads, new brake fluid and filled the tire with Nitrogen LOL. Onto the front for today.
Is that a greek tyre?
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:45 PM   #7572
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I have installed Rallemoto RM2 SD Steering Damper











I have caught of a good equipment
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:02 PM   #7573
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Is that a greek tyre?
Goldspeed street legal pre-cut slick.

http://www.aaa-racing.com/product.ph...&cat=87&page=1
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:34 AM   #7574
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Goldspeed street legal pre-cut slick.

http://www.aaa-racing.com/product.ph...&cat=87&page=1
Nice looking tires.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:40 AM   #7575
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Went Riding

With a friend who owns a Canadian Model Honda Varadero 1000. He kept mentioning how sorry he was he didn't buy a KTM adventure and kept asking to ride mine.
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