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Old 02-14-2013, 08:45 AM   #7201
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Anybody got some pics of their small rear turn signals installed?
I just could not bring myself to hang those OEM ones on the sleek Euro taillight assembly.
I run surface mount teardrops on my 525. They are supplemented with integrated Turn signal license frame.

I was thinking small stem style LED version for Ginger. Front & rear.
Yeah, changing flasher to LED style.
Where is that thing located, under seat or behind mask?

Spent a few minutes filing on my wedding band today. Forgot to wear gloves when welding up the sidestand. Wirefeed slag splatter all over it.
My welding SUX.
Anybody got 690R sidestand they want to sell.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:10 AM   #7202
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Spent a few minutes filing on my wedding band today. Forgot to wear gloves when welding up the sidestand. Wirefeed slag splatter all over it.
My welding SUX.
Anybody got 690R sidestand they want to sell.
Haha... does you rig have the capability to do gas? If so, make the jump. SO much more control.

I can salvage a side stand if you want to send it my way, no charge.

Here's a chopper license plate bracket I made...

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Old 02-14-2013, 09:14 AM   #7203
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Anybody got some pics of their small rear turn signals installed?
I just could not bring myself to hang those OEM ones on the sleek Euro taillight assembly.
I run surface mount teardrops on my 525. They are supplemented with integrated Turn signal license frame.

I was thinking small stem style LED version for Ginger. Front & rear.
Yeah, changing flasher to LED style.
Where is that thing located, under seat or behind mask?

Spent a few minutes filing on my wedding band today. Forgot to wear gloves when welding up the sidestand. Wirefeed slag splatter all over it.
My welding SUX.
Anybody got 690R sidestand they want to sell.
I got some cheap LED ones from Motorcycle-Superstore. The flasher relay is behind the headlight mask.



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Old 02-14-2013, 09:57 AM   #7204
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Looks like it might be time for me to replace my slave cylinder. Doing a fresh bleed makes the clutch action so smooth and enjoyable for about a week, and then the fluid turns grey and the action goes to pot again...

I have been interested in the Sigutech slave, but was just turned onto the Oberon unit as well. Both look like they do the same job, but I was wondering if any of you guys have had any experience with the Oberon unit?
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:10 AM   #7205
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I've replaced my o-rings on my RFS bikes. I wish I could remember the number. I carry spares on the bike. Just in case it happens on the trail. Yes fluid too. Small Nalgene bottles work great for all the various fluids on a KTM.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:23 AM   #7206
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The Engineer or Draftsman that came up with the wiring diagrams for this bike should be SHOT!
What a PITA to track down a circuit. Double the pages and no simple harness drawing that shows connector locations.

I need my double power readers to see the freaking wire colors. Sheesh!

I need a drink.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:39 AM   #7207
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I was thinking small stem style LED version for Ginger. Front & rear.
Yeah, changing flasher to LED style.
I would suggest the rear signals from SicAssRacing. You will probably only need to drill an 1/8" hole on each side for mounting, if no holes there already. Otherwise plug and play with KTM factory compatible connectors.

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Looks like it might be time for me to replace my slave cylinder. Doing a fresh bleed makes the clutch action so smooth and enjoyable for about a week, and then the fluid turns grey and the action goes to pot again...
I would suggest not riding it anymore until you replace the slave cylinder. I made the mistake of going through the process you describe a few times, did not replace the slave, and the main bearing ended up letting loose on me causing thousands in damage. I now believe it was from the mineral oil leaking into the bearing. YRMV.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:17 AM   #7208
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I would suggest the rear signals from SicAssRacing. You will probably only need to drill an 1/8" hole on each side for mounting, if no holes there already. Otherwise plug and play with KTM factory compatible connectors.
Unless you plan on riding off road. HDB rear signals are far better, I've had the same set on four different bikes and have had no problems.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:21 AM   #7209
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Unless you plan on riding off road. HDB rear signals are far better, I've had the same set on four different bikes and have had no problems.
Have you used the SicAss ones? I have about 20k miles on mine, and took them off the 08 and put them on the 2012.

Maybe you have not had any problems because you turn over your bikes so quickly.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:20 PM   #7210
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Have you used the SicAss ones? I have about 20k miles on mine, and took them off the 08 and put them on the 2012.

Maybe you have not had any problems because you turn over your bikes so quickly.
I went through about 3 sets of sicass turn signals on the back of my bike. They kept getting knocked off and after a while they don't like to go back together.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:27 PM   #7211
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I would suggest not riding it anymore until you replace the slave cylinder. I made the mistake of going through the process you describe a few times, did not replace the slave, and the main bearing ended up letting loose on me causing thousands in damage. I now believe it was from the mineral oil leaking into the bearing. YRMV.
I've heard of this theory before, and I just can't wrap my head around it. There just isn't any way that the very small amount of mineral oil seeped into the 1.8 LITERS of motor oil could do that to the bearings... I mean, the entire system takes MAYBE an ounce? There's just no way...
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:36 PM   #7212
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I've heard of this theory before, and I just can't wrap my head around it. There just isn't any way that the very small amount of mineral oil seeped into the 1.8 LITERS of motor oil could do that to the bearings... I mean, the entire system takes MAYBE an ounce? There's just no way...
There is one way to find out. It sounds like this theory needs to be tested. Please keep riding the bike and let us know if things gets expensive...then we will avoid doing it
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:37 PM   #7213
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Have you used the SicAss ones? I have about 20k miles on mine, and took them off the 08 and put them on the 2012.

Maybe you have not had any problems because you turn over your bikes so quickly.
20k miles on the road..... Did you miss the part about off road? Yes, had the Sicass signals, ended up breaking them off.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:59 PM   #7214
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Any more pics or are we just gonna internet duel over the merits of each brand. This wasn't an oil question.

Thanks for the pics so far. I like those. Kinda flush yet stick out some. My taillight is LED with intergral turn signals. Every littls bit helps.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:34 PM   #7215
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I've heard of this theory before, and I just can't wrap my head around it. There just isn't any way that the very small amount of mineral oil seeped into the 1.8 LITERS of motor oil could do that to the bearings... I mean, the entire system takes MAYBE an ounce? There's just no way...
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There is one way to find out. It sounds like this theory needs to be tested. Please keep riding the bike and let us know if things gets expensive...then we will avoid doing it


Please do report back with your findings.

Granted I did not change engine oil every time I flushed the clutch system, but the closest bearing to where I suspect it would leak out is the one that failed, and no one else has heard reports of the main bearing failing.
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