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Old 11-16-2013, 05:17 PM   #8776
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Put on 16/45 gears on my 950. Holy crap! The bike is completely transformed. I just about melted my Pirelli Rally rear tire in second gear.
Wanna try that gearing, but only good for around town? How does she feel at 75/80mph now??

She had an exhaust leak & just kept running her
250mi of vibes on the header pipe...

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Old 11-16-2013, 06:45 PM   #8777
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A few things


freshened the heat shields.




Cleaned the oil jet.





Installed a new Clutch Slave.


Still lots to do over Winter.
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:48 AM   #8778
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mmm.... so i am not the only one that had this problem...but it happened to me 2 times...

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Old 11-17-2013, 11:00 AM   #8779
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Fuel Pump filter change

Pulled the fuel-pump to overhaul it.










The wire protectors had turned to jelly??? I had saved the ones from the last pump, they came in handy.








Ready to go back in.

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Old 11-17-2013, 11:07 AM   #8780
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Wanna try that gearing, but only good for around town? How does she feel at 75/80mph now??

She had an exhaust leak & just kept running her
250mi of vibes on the header pipe...

If you ride it for a while like that your valves will burn out.

This could have happened because of loss pipe clamps or worn carbon fittings under the clamps.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:26 AM   #8781
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What took out the wire protectors?... Ethanol in your gas up there.

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Old 11-17-2013, 12:16 PM   #8782
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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, 03:53 PM   #8783
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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, 04:04 PM   #8784
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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, 04:08 PM   #8785
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Lycan, can you share your type and source of heat shield material?


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Old 11-17-2013, 04:12 PM   #8786
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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, 05:32 PM   #8787
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octane boost?

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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.
I have never used any additives, other than octane boost when the only fuel available was regular.
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:51 PM   #8788
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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, 05:58 PM   #8789
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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, 07:16 AM   #8790
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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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