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Old 08-22-2014, 08:30 AM   #10441
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Added ADVmonster auxiliary lights model 60, they are really nice! After trying them on a dark road it feels like the original KTM headlamp uses medieval candle inside

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Old 08-22-2014, 09:16 AM   #10442
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You've had that since March or so and you've just gotten to 900 miles, you need to get out and enjoy that thing some more..
Maybe so, but I have 4 other bikes that need my love and affection too.
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Old 08-22-2014, 04:22 PM   #10443
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Changed the oil.




The old filter looked normal.




And there wasn't even a smidgen of corruption on the screens.



I forgot to pick up new crush washers for the drain plugs. No big deal because my dealer never seems to have one or the other of them in stock. Makes me wonder what they do when they change the oil on bikes that customers bring in.

Instead I just annealed the old ones with a propane torch.




In case anyone is curious.




Put in a new battery too. I don't even want to talk about how much that cost. I wasn't really sure I even needed it. I was using the original (2011) battery. It could've been my imagination, but lately the starter didn't seem to crank with as much vigor as it once did. I checked the voltage on the old battery and it was at about 12.6V, which I guess is getting close to borderline for a fully charged battery. The new battery shows about 13.2V. The bike does seem to crank better with the new one installed, but again that might be my imagination.




Cleaned and lubed the chain while I was at it. I normally use kerosene and motor oil for this but today I was out of kerosene, so I decided to try ATF instead.



The ATF actually did a pretty nice job. Got all the old gunk off easily and made the chain nice and shiny.




Ready to ride again.

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Old 08-22-2014, 05:31 PM   #10444
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Order this part number 00050000065 (oilfilter gasket kit 2cyc) got filter/screens o rings and all applicable copper washers in kit,no need to do this ever again
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:44 PM   #10445
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Order this part number 00050000065 (oilfilter gasket kit 2cyc) got filter/screens o rings and all applicable copper washers in kit,no need to do this ever again

Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out.
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:19 PM   #10446
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I laced on a new Excel wheel and fought on a Metz tire.

I didn't take any pictures but imagine a profusely sweating, 56 year old man in a garage in 98 deg heat, cursing.

I ran into a clearance problem with the caliper. Even using the correct sequence of tightening when I tightened the big nut the inside of the left caliper chinged on the rotor. Lightly tightening the big nut allowed enough clearance. Then I rode up to TN.

Anyone had this before?
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:02 PM   #10447
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Temporarily Installed my temperature monitor on the 1190R. Digital temps at the ECU, in front of the radiator, in the right side duct thru the tank, and below each leg. Didn't get the thermocouples on the exhaust or heads yet. I'll have results later, but for now... After 10 minutes in 100F after sundown, the ECU and my legs were exposed to 127F.
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Old 08-22-2014, 11:07 PM   #10448
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I laced on a new Excel wheel and fought on a Metz tire.

I didn't take any pictures but imagine a profusely sweating, 56 year old man in a garage in 98 deg heat, cursing.
You might want to look into the Kaurit tool or the Baja No-Pinch tool for tire installation. The Kaurit is the original. Baja No-Pinch is the American copy. Both do the same thing.
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Old 08-23-2014, 04:00 PM   #10449
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I arranged for some alternate parts to be ordered.
We'll see how this all plays out in the coming weeks.

Might need to order some tires soon too.
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:11 PM   #10450
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Rode it

Loaded it up after work and road it up the sea to sky highway to whistler. The whole time I had a huge smile on my face. I really love this bike...

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Old 08-24-2014, 06:39 AM   #10451
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Doing my valves @50K....first time I've seen particles on the plugs...by products of Ethanol?

Would be concerned about spark knock have you changed anything that would lean out the bike. AB:-)
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Old 08-24-2014, 12:42 PM   #10452
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Washed the girls

all cleaned up… ready for another week of riding…
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:38 AM   #10453
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all cleaned up… ready for another week of riding…
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:15 PM   #10454
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Would be concerned about spark knock have you changed anything that would lean out the bike. AB:-)
Hey AB13, what do you mean by "spark knock"; last weekend I was doing 15k valves check and my spark plugs looked similar (not as bad as these though).
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Old 08-25-2014, 04:11 PM   #10455
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Installed a sidestand-switch-bypass-removal-kit

and cleaned the chain. I use one of these grunge brush. Works pretty well.

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