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Old 09-04-2011, 11:20 PM   #736
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I got home from work, tonight, and found that the oil (on the SE) was a little low. If I had to take a guess, I'll probably have to add about 300ml's (hardly any) to get the level where I like it.

Anyhow, I'm outta' the Motorex PowerSynt. And, Cycle Gear (where I buy it) doesn't have one liter of it. Plus, it usually takes them about four days to get some in (special order). Well, I'm impatient, and don't feel like waiting.

I have some Castrol RS 4T (whatever the hell it's called).


Any problems topping-off with the Castrol?


They're both 10W50, and both full syn. I can't remember what the consensus was, on this. And, I posted here because I didn't want to start a whole new thread.

I'll wait, if I have to...don't want to smoke-up the LC-8.

Thanks in advance...


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Hey J.J, I mix synthetics whenever I'm in the same situation. I've had no problems.
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:34 PM   #737
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Hey J.J, I mix synthetics whenever I'm in the same situation. I've had no problems.

What is an old guy distinguished gentleman, who gets-up at zero-dark-thirty every morning, doin' up at this hour?...and surfing the web, no less.

I appreciate the response, Jack. I kinda' thought it was alright to do this, especially with the viscosity/full syn. match. But, I just thought I'd check.

You're a good man...I'm gonna' leave you something in my will. Thanks again...



P.S.- I spoke with your buddy, Blake, the other day (career advancement )...nice guy.



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Old 09-05-2011, 07:55 PM   #738
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P.S.- I spoke with your buddy, Blake, the other day (career advancement )...nice guy.

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Old 09-05-2011, 08:47 PM   #739
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Hey JJ, hope your outside the fire zone I saw on the news tonight down there in Tejas.

Had a good weekend with the first running of the Trans Tar Hollow route I've been working on this summer. Everything went great and even the rain waited till the ride was over.
I don't have any video or photos of me riding the 950 in front of all the KTM's and KLRs but if you visit my You tube site below the TTH 9-4 video has some good vid and photos of the riders and trails.
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:20 PM   #740
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Finally got a little ride in this evening and it wasn't over 100 degrees Appears that we've turned a corner for cooler weather now just some rain would be nice.

Anyone using a G2 400 throttle tamer cam? Thinking one would be nice in the slow stuff if it works and not much downside.
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:16 AM   #741
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raising the forks

So my SE is OK height wise, but a friend has just picked up an '08 (1300 miles immaculate apparently) but wants it lowered a little. He's not too handy with spanners so I'm going to raise the forks for him.

So what is the most you can raise the forks through the yolks before the side stand is too long, or the chances of the front tyre hitting the mud guard approach 100%? He's got a 690 Enduro as well for the heavy off road stuff, so it's not going to be ridden "that" hard.

On road bikes 10-15 mm seems to be the norm, but an SE? I'd rather not do "trial and error"

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Old 09-07-2011, 03:40 AM   #742
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Fitted my first D908RR on the SE and have been out for the first time to scrub it in. How sensitive to pressures are they as I made the fatal mistake of assuming when I asked the fitter to put 36 psi in they did?

When I was going over cats eyes / white lines at 60 - 70 the bike really wobbled around un-nervingly - checked pressures this morning and it only had 30.5 psi in. Pumped it up - and hope this will cure it, but not going to be able to get out until next weekend And yes I know it'll need more scrubbing in - so hope that helps as well.

Came off TKC's and will go back to them if this is "normal". Help!!!

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Old 09-07-2011, 03:56 AM   #743
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I find the 908RR very sensitive to white lines, you get used to it
I just didn't get on with it and they are being changed, today as it happens. Off to Portugal next week so wanted a tyre I was confident in.

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Old 09-07-2011, 05:28 AM   #744
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So my SE is OK height wise, but a friend has just picked up an '08 (1300 miles immaculate apparently) but wants it lowered a little. He's not too handy with spanners so I'm going to raise the forks for him.

So what is the most you can raise the forks through the yolks before the side stand is too long, or the chances of the front tyre hitting the mud guard approach 100%? He's got a 690 Enduro as well for the heavy off road stuff, so it's not going to be ridden "that" hard.

On road bikes 10-15 mm seems to be the norm, but an SE? I'd rather not do "trial and error"

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Start with 25mm on the front and back off the rear shock tension by 12mm to lower the back . . . . unless he is very heavy.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:47 AM   #745
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Start with 25mm on the front and back off the rear shock tension by 12mm to lower the back . . . . unless he is very heavy.
Thanks for that. I think there is only 8mm of rear preload as standard, but will wind out what I can. Don't know his weight but he's not a biffer (if that word translates).

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Old 09-08-2011, 06:23 PM   #746
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Anyone using a G2 400 throttle tamer cam? Thinking one would be nice in the slow stuff if it works and not much downside.
Yep. It's handy with knobs, off pavement or on. It's mostly helpful when you're riding slow, bumpy rocky stuff. Prevents the inadvertent throttle inputs that make you go all Superman-like.

It does sometimes seem to take off a little too much of the edge, so I revert back to the 200 or 100 cam if I'm not doing technical stuff.
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:02 AM   #747
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I'm riding in Timor-Leste at the moment... heading into Indonesia and mainland Asia for a while. When I had the tank off just before I left Australia, to replace a stuffed pump, I noticed a leak around the fuel level sensor.

Sorry to ask the question without doing some more searching... but the net connection here is shitty .... but is there an easy fix, or a "get me along OK" fix? I asked the KTM mechanic at the shop I was working outside when I did the fuel pump and he gave me some "white snot" to put on it. Doesn't seem to have worked .... as I had dripping fuel for a while there today.

Any thoughts? Bear in mind, I'm weeks away from getting any spare parts sent in. Weeks and thousands of km....
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:20 AM   #748
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Yep. It's handy with knobs, off pavement or on. It's mostly helpful when you're riding slow, bumpy rocky stuff. Prevents the inadvertent throttle inputs that make you go all Superman-like.

It does sometimes seem to take off a little too much of the edge, so I revert back to the 200 or 100 cam if I'm not doing technical stuff.
Thanks Stobie! Definitely don't want to lose the "edge" . So once you put on the G2 throttle tube you can just trade out the cam as needed?
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:35 AM   #749
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Thanks Stobie! Definitely don't want to lose the "edge" . So once you put on the G2 throttle tube you can just trade out the cam as needed?
On my 990 adv the longest part of fitting was getting the rubber grip off the old tube and onto the new one. Changing cams would be a 5 min, one socket job if the grip is already on.

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EDIT: 2 sockets if you need to remove a bar end hand guard etc :)
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:31 AM   #750
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You should see his brand new 2012, 300 2-smoke. It's blue and yellow.
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