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Old 11-17-2013, 12:26 PM   #8761
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What took out the wire protectors?... Ethanol in your gas up there.

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Old 11-17-2013, 01:16 PM   #8762
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What took out the wire protectors?... Ethanol in your gas up there.

We don't have ethanol in most of our gas up here. I did a trip down south and Idaho had Ethanol all over, so that would be my guess. The plastic was like jelly, and just crumbled.
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:53 PM   #8763
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That sure is strange, i would want to know what did that.

I'm bettin that could cause some problems,
any strange running issues? Ever run injector cleaner or fuel stabilizer?

if you dont mind sharing.
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:04 PM   #8764
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Pissed

Yesterday was my first free day since coming back from a recent ride, so it was time for some tear-down, replacement and clean up.

The to do list was:
Remap ECU and turn off SAI
Remove SAS
Remove Charcoal Canister
Add blanking plates
Remove airbox
Remove K&N Air filter
Remove pre-filter
Install new foam filter + Base plate
Install new filter on breather hose (prefer this to dumping hot oily air into the filter)
Relocate fuze block to chassis (was in glove box)
Install snap-out plate
Remove dash/gauges, dismantle and clean out inside

As if that wasn't enough, as I was inspecting the bike during tear-down I noticed a small puddle of oil on the left hand side. This sensor was leaking.


So I went down to my local dealer and picked up a new o-ring, replaced the old one and began to re-install. Except as I was snugging down the bolts, the entire sensor cracked. Ok, was probably my fault...maybe it was cockeyed a bit? So off to KTM twins to order a replacement sensor and o-ring (just in case). In the mean time, out came the high temp RTV.

That was kind of a bummer, but I moved past it. As I was washing the bike, I noticed the rear rack was looking a bit wonky. Upon closer inspection, I found one of the main brackets has deformed. This is the second bracket for this rack that has deformed/broken. Although the manufacturer replaced the first at their cost, I think this rack is going in the trash. For goodness sake, I only had my sleeping bag, a pad, and my one man tent on it.


I still need to find a replacement rack that will accept my caribou case, but that will come later. I'd had enough of spending money this weekend to go online and buy another.

You would think that would be it...right? Oh, no. I noticed a bit of grime on one of my nice new CF pipes, so I went to clean it off. "Damn"...(I thought) "it's really stuck on there". Nope, turns out under the dirt is a nice big dent in the pipe! Ok, no biggie, I've had dented pipes before, and it usually doesn't bug me, but these are new. Start the big girl up, and run my finger over the area and....wait for it...exhaust leak! The CF cracked right through.


Good thing I had my garage door closed, or my neighbors would have thought I lost my mind. Ups and downs, I guess but uggh...what a weekend.
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:08 PM   #8765
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Lycan, can you share your type and source of heat shield material?


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Old 11-17-2013, 05:12 PM   #8766
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Wanna try that gearing, but only good for around town? How does she feel at 75/80mph now??
I went riding around today with the new 16/45 gearing.


With stock 17/42 gearing, in high gear I would hit 70 mph (speedo indicated) at 4,000 RPM. With 16/45 gearing, I hit 64 mph at 4,000 RPM in high gear.

75 mph comes in at around 4,800 RPM, and 80 at about 5,100. Overall, I'm very happy with the change. I like the gears being closer together with the 16/45 setup. You do shift more when riding in town, and you are losing some top end speed, but it's better when you need more control at lower speeds, and it's a heck of a lot more fun at the lights.
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:51 PM   #8767
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Lycan, can you share your type and source of heat shield material?


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This'll work. Basically the same thing KTM/Elkamet uses:

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=398810_0_0_
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:58 PM   #8768
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Thanks for the link Griz and the PM Lycan. I have my left tank off to fix a fuel leak. The level sending unit was loose. I decided to pull the fuel pump for servicing as well.



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Old 11-25-2013, 08:16 AM   #8769
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I played with some stickers between holiday baking sessions,

HumVee Graphics reflector strips,



With the flash so the reflectivity shows up,



Then I added a little personalization to my new hat,


After Thanksgiving I'll get these spooned on and go check out my rusty dirt skills.

On Saturday we drove down to Oceanside for the Aerostitch Pop-Up event. I got fitted, but didn't pull the trigger. I am trying to not convince myself I need to replace my leaking commuter gear.
Roadcrafter pants don't fit over my Crossfires which are my wet weather boot as well as my off road travel boot. Buying a suit would mean I'd need to buy another pair of Discoveries.
I liked the 2-piece better than the one. just for versatility. For now, I'm thinking I'll stick with the leaking aging stuff I have. Saves me about $1,300.
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:08 PM   #8770
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What took out the wire protectors?... Ethanol in your gas up there.
Gasket for adaptor plate not holding up any good either:



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Old 11-25-2013, 12:32 PM   #8771
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What the hell is going on with our fuel these days...
My white see thru Safari's now have a pink tint to them from some fuel picked up last summer on my trip.



Winter maintenance almost done. But i had to take it for a spin before snow shut me down.



Adjusted 2 tight intake valves, checked ignition rotor bolts, flushed colling, built a new map and put the secondary butterflies back on to see if i was missing anything without them.
Now it sits on the lift without the suspension till that gets done.
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:56 PM   #8772
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What the hell is going on with our fuel these days...
My white see thru Safari's now have a pink tint to them from some fuel picked up last summer on my trip.



Winter maintenance almost done. But i had to take it for a spin before snow shut me down.


Adjusted 2 tight intake valves, checked ignition rotor bolts, flushed colling, built a new map and put the secondary butterflies back on to see if i was missing anything without them.
Now it sits on the lift without the suspension till that gets done.
Reminds me of when chasing an oil leak



But feed it from the rear tank and had both front tanks off =)

Front wheel is very light then and wheelies are not optional anymore but mandatory!

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Old 11-25-2013, 03:35 PM   #8773
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Shhhhhhh, the BEAST is sleeping.

Put it up for the season, all pickled and shhhhhhhhhe is resting until spring.
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Old 11-25-2013, 05:09 PM   #8774
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The last little while I was getting amazing fuel economy. I was riding way longer without the fuel light ever coming on.

Until my bike would not start in the woods. I just had a little left in my closed off advtank so that got me out of a bind.

Turns out the wires to the fuel gauge broke off, right at the plastic. So I got a new unit.

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Old 11-26-2013, 08:02 AM   #8775
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My wire for fuel light is broken at the white quick connector. I gotta remember to look at the level in the tanks before I take off. On "the list" for this winter.


What SHOULD I be doing to my KTM today?

Also on the Winter list: New boingers and valving from Konflict Motorsports

....and valves. I was just a tiny split hair of a millimeter off on two exhaust valves at last Winter's check. Gotta buy the shim kit (too far to a Dealer) and some of those handy bent-end feelers before I start that again this Winter.

..... and chain & sprockets. I'm going to a 47 or maybe even a 49t this time. I'm having more fun in 1-3rd gears these days than with 5-6th gears

....and a new Clutch Master. Silly "rebuild kit" doesn't fix the scratched cylinder, so it lasted maybe weeks before leaking again. Been leaking on my left Safari for the last 12k miles or so. I'm tired of getting that black goo dripping out of the back of that piston. Gonna try the ATF this time around.

....and a new coolant bottle. Can't see inside no mo.
Tried rice and vinegar with some Comet last year. Shook like crazy for as long as I could stand it....but for $18, I can just get a fresh clean one

....and......Yeah...all talk, no action
But,.... It's too F'n cold in my garage right now,
and it's still too much fun to stop riding it everyday
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