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Old 03-19-2014, 04:18 PM   #9451
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Lost the copper oil drain bolt washer during oil change. Searched the garage on hands and knees. No luck. Ordered several replacements from KTMPARTS EXPRESS. Received wrong washers. Re-ordered. Received wrong washers again. Called them and gave them detailed instruction as to what I need, then had them refer to an online blueprint to be sure. And received the wrong part again. I don't know where all these little copper washers go but I have lots.

This morning went to hardware store and found a fabric washer and a thin metal fender washer that work perfectly. Heading out shortly on an exciting and dangerous ride to Starbucks. RR to follow.
Wow washer drama you are having....don't reuse your copper washers. They are meant to be crushed to make a seal. You can make used washers red hot with a torch and reuse them may be once more. You can use aluminum washers too.

Your fabric washer will work if it doesn't have rubber in it to melt.
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:55 PM   #9452
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Wow washer drama you are having....don't reuse your copper washers. They are meant to be crushed to make a seal. You can make used washers red hot with a torch and reuse them may be once more. You can use aluminum washers too.

Your fabric washer will work if it doesn't have rubber in it to melt.
I have heard this so many times and yet have been able to reuse washers without any issue on numerous bikes. As long as you aren't over torquing the bolt they will seal just fine.

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Old 03-20-2014, 07:44 AM   #9453
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Bought HDB hanguards off an inmate from another forum to save a few penny's, I had to shave my Rox Risers in order to move them in so theHDB top clamp screw holes to line up. I also rotated the stock top plates around.



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Old 03-20-2014, 03:38 PM   #9454
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Took her in for a valve check.

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Someone is saving allot of money


Valve adjustment with two new spark plugs = $107.40
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:50 PM   #9455
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What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

Still playing with the bar height, so I installed the .75 BRP risers


And in the interest of safety *cough cough*, I installed a new L.E.D. bulb.


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Old 03-20-2014, 06:06 PM   #9456
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And in the interest of safety *cough cough*, I installed a new L.E.D. bulb.



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Old 03-20-2014, 07:31 PM   #9457
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Story, please?
There's a vendor selling these L.E.D. bulbs for "off-road use" in the vendor's thread. A link to the install process here...http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=403

I haven't run it at night yet as I just installed it today, but it looks pretty promising in the garage.
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Old 03-21-2014, 03:36 AM   #9458
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Valve adjustment with two new spark plugs = $107.40
Was it actually a valve adjustment, or just a valve check? Sticking a feeler gauge in there and confirming everything is ok is a lot easier. When you first posted the picture I wanted to ask if you checked them to verify they needed adjustment before you brought it in.
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:58 AM   #9459
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Wow washer drama you are having....don't reuse your copper washers. They are meant to be crushed to make a seal. You can make used washers red hot with a torch and reuse them may be once more. You can use aluminum washers too.
dont forget, you need to heat them and then quench in cold water, if you let them cool slowly they will harden again, copper it the opposite to steel in this respect.
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:07 AM   #9460
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Was it actually a valve adjustment, or just a valve check? Sticking a feeler gauge in there and confirming everything is ok is a lot easier. When you first posted the picture I wanted to ask if you checked them to verify they needed adjustment before you brought it in.

Rear cylinder valves were fine,... Front were tight and needed shimming
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:00 PM   #9461
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Killed three birds with one tank removal.

Replaced the fuel cocks (the thread had stripped in one leaving it jammed shut after I fitted my scottoiler), new fuel filters and new oil pressure sender.

The old ones were stupidly tight, I had to resort to a pair of pliers to close them off. When it came to opening them, only one would comply. I figured best to swap em both as the salty roads must have taken their toll. They are in a very exposed position, I'm curious how many others have had to swap them out.
Both cocks had lost their filter straws into the tank and took a bit of fishing about to recover


With the tanks off and empty it was worth doing the fuel filters. It's amazing how much crud there was in the tanks when you drained them fully.


I guess the previous service used non OEM kit. The new tea bag was a really tight fit, I had a moment thinking it was the wrong one.


Thanks to Sumi and co in another thread I'd discovered my oil pressure sender was duff so swapped that for a fresh one.

This completed the holy trinity of jobs and I offered out my sacrifices to the gods of fettling before taking a shake down ride.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:06 PM   #9462
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Went out to test out the HDB mirrors, ended up being a 4 hour test ride
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:15 PM   #9463
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There's a vendor selling these L.E.D. bulbs for "off-road use" in the vendor's thread. A link to the install process here...http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=403

I haven't run it at night yet as I just installed it today, but it looks pretty promising in the garage.

I've been waiting for someone with a 9X0 to be the guinea pig!
PLEASE let us know how it turns out!!!
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:53 PM   #9464
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Then found out that the BMC filter I had in the bike sucked dirt (literally)

Switching to a SW filter, also doing a valve check, coolant, oil, maybe fuel filter all at once. Feel free to follow / provide input here.
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:31 PM   #9465
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There's a vendor selling these L.E.D. bulbs for "off-road use" in the vendor's thread. A link to the install process here...http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=403

I haven't run it at night yet as I just installed it today, but it looks pretty promising in the garage.
Really need to hear more. Please ride it soon and give us a good report here or in the seller's post.

Was it a direct fit? Any issues at all with the install?

I want one, but I've been waiting for someone to report on fitment for the 990.

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