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Old 03-21-2014, 05:58 AM   #9451
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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, 09:07 AM   #9452
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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, 01:00 PM   #9453
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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, 01:06 PM   #9454
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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, 01:15 PM   #9455
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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, 01:53 PM   #9456
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Rode over the weekend



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, 07:31 PM   #9457
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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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Old 03-22-2014, 09:24 PM   #9458
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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.



Does it happen to say if the fan is water proofed? I know you have to trim the rubber boot from around the base. My only concern would be getting water in the housing. If it seals well I will be buying one soon.


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Old 03-22-2014, 11:39 PM   #9459
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GPS, Scotts Dampener and Side Stand Relocator

So, finally got around to having the Scotts Steering Dampener installed at the dealer. Eliminated the head shake by about 70%. Haven't tried it off road yet, but I'm sure it will be more than satisfactory.

I also picked up a Garmin 390. The Baja has the mount onboard and I decided to try my own fabrication rather than buy the Touratech or whatever. Winded up using a Drum Workshop floor tom stand bracket and an older Ram mount. Hardwire installed it and I think I'm gonna like this set up!

Also, did the side stand install from Back Dog as well. Good weekend so far!!!




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Old 03-23-2014, 05:42 AM   #9460
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The head shake will disappear when you change from the 908 tires.
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:41 AM   #9461
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What Did You Do To Your KTM Today?

Yesterday rode to the local dealer and picked up oil and filter. Also the little seal washers for swapping out the coolant.
Another week I'll take a couple days off work on the way to the weekend and do the valve clearance check, change oil and filter and coolant and put a fresh tire on the front. I'll be replacing that worn front 908 with a TKC80.

I asked the dealer about what they charged for the valve check and adjust, $95.00/hour shop rate for about 4 hours plus parts.
I do this myself once and I'll have saved enough for a HB lift. Couple more times and I can manage one of those fancy Handy lifts.


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Old 03-23-2014, 11:48 AM   #9462
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Does it happen to say if the fan is water proofed? I know you have to trim the rubber boot from around the base. My only concern would be getting water in the housing. If it seals well I will be buying one soon.


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Old 03-23-2014, 12:41 PM   #9463
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I rode in circles for a total of 436 miles playing tag games. Damn Ilove this beast.
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:41 PM   #9464
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Today... I replaced the 10 month old BikeMaster Gel battery (that never worked well) with an official Yuasa again. I wanted to try a Deka battery, but at $50 more than Yuasa, I couldn't justify it.

I also replaced the hardly worn (after 4000 miles) front K60 tire with a new Michelin T63, in preparation of March Moto Madness later this week. The K60 front will go back on when this T63 is toast (I'm guessing in a good month, about 4k miles).

And I put in the metal Timing Cover Plug/Bolt... after I broke the plastic one doing a valve check last week.

I hope it's ready to ride 500 miles, just to abuse it off road for two days, and then ride 1500 miles home!
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Old 03-23-2014, 01:02 PM   #9465
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Spent some $$

Bought her a new 4L of Motorex gold infused oil for $90 (!!!). At least that's what I suspect they put in it to justify that kind of price...

Also picked up a couple of jugs of Engine Ice ready to do the water pump seal next weekend.

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