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by limeyduffa
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Headlight Isolation switch
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Headlight Isolation switch

Yes, that's correct. It's called a "head light" in Australia and England. Not sure how it got it's name, but it's a term I was brought up when I lived in England. Additional info: The switch breaks the brown conductor (the high/low beam ground return - common conductor). The beauty with this, is the...
by limeyduffa
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Throttle Body Balance
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: Throttle Body Balance

Where's the like button ?. Well done Motoyoyo :D
by limeyduffa
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Headlight Isolation switch
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Headlight Isolation switch

Installed much needed headlight isolation switch. My ex-2006 990 Superduke had an old fashion ON/OFF switch for the headlight. God knows how that slipped through the Australian Design Rules certification ?. Anyway, I miss it. Good when starting bike for short trips up to the shops when battery doesn...
by limeyduffa
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Throttle Body Balance
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: Throttle Body Balance

Regarding putting it back together, I just took heaps of photos to put everything exactly back how it was. Somebody tell me if I'm wrong, but I would have thought the 15 min reset would have "zeroed" all the sensor readings.
by limeyduffa
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Which oil to use?
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Which oil to use?

Been running the Ipone 10W50 Katana off road fully synth for a few days. Took the bike for a jolly in the hills yesterday. Regarding gear changing, I can't tell the difference between this stuff and Motorex Crosspower 10W50. So, as long as it's available, I'll be sticking with it.
by limeyduffa
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Throttle Body Balance
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: Throttle Body Balance

Ok. I assumed everything (ie: cam shafts and exhaust plumbing) would be the same. I doubt bore, piston, valves would be different ?. You could verify this by comparing models on the fiche.

http://www.ktmonlineparts.com.au/partFi ... #component
by limeyduffa
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Throttle Body Balance
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: Throttle Body Balance

Any reason why you couldn't use the 990 SD map on your 990 SMT ? (provided you follow all the mods associated with that SD map)
by limeyduffa
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: First ktm
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: First ktm

I did mine when I first got it. I don't know why KTM don't make them black. They look so much better. The powder coating only cost me $20. Only do them with straight thrus. The OEM cans get too hot and the treatment will reverse itself !
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by limeyduffa
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: First ktm
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: First ktm

Welcome mate. Get the heat shields powder coated orange or black too once you get the straight thrus :D
by limeyduffa
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Not so smooth gears?
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Not so smooth gears?

Drop it into gear as soon as the engine goes back to idle. Frees up the clutch plates. I've always done on bikes, but the SMT needs it - shit clutch design IMO.
by limeyduffa
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Not so smooth gears?
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Not so smooth gears?

I always blip mine before putting it into gear (ie: clutch in, blip throttle, put in gear). When I do this, it's a nice engagement. If I don't, it's a nasty half engaged crunch sound, everytime.
by limeyduffa
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Splitting the cases !
Replies: 15
Views: 1817

Re: Splitting the cases !

Apart from an oil change, everything is done now. Bike fully assembled. I took the bike up/down my street to test everything before I re-rego this week. The only outstanding issue is a funny engine noise at 4k RPM. It only does it when loaded, and doesn't fault when revved stationary. It sounds like...
by limeyduffa
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Splitting the cases !
Replies: 15
Views: 1817

Re: Splitting the cases !

1st engine run tonight. Everything looking good. Started motor for 1st time and rear cyl back fired through the intake and shat off the throttle body and created a brief fire :o. Put throttle body back on, and all was good for 5 min and engine running well until I noticed a fuel leak. So, packed it ...
by limeyduffa
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Side stand sensor failure
Replies: 13
Views: 745

Re: Side stand sensor failure

Ok, thanks for info. I'll make the mod as a contingency plan :) BTW: I mentioned my 990 SD spring breaking at a shopping centre one 40 degree day (not the most convenient time for that to happen). With my SMT a few years ago, I was camping in a remote area. About a day's journey away from home. When...
by limeyduffa
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: GRRRRR Shop screwed up my fuel level sensor
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: GRRRRR Shop screwed up my fuel level sensor

Nargh f* it. Do it yourself. It's easy to pop the pump out and refit the sensor 1hr job max. If parts are missing, then take it back. That mechanic sounds overworked. He will probably do another mistake to your bike.
by limeyduffa
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Engine flush or not?
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: Engine flush or not?

What do you mean by flushing it ?

I reckon an oil/filter change would be enough.

J
by limeyduffa
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Side stand sensor failure
Replies: 13
Views: 745

Re: Side stand sensor failure

bambadoo

Could you try using a small magnet taped/wired to your faulty sensor to see if that works ?. Just thinking of a simple solution if their is a failure.

J
by limeyduffa
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Side stand sensor failure
Replies: 13
Views: 745

Re: Side stand sensor failure

My parts arrived today, so I have been assembling my bike tonight

Confirmed: side stand sensor is a reed switch. The touch plate on the side stand is magnetic. That explains the high failure rate.

I might have to make myself a bypass too in case it fails. It's only a matter of time :)

J
by limeyduffa
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Splitting the cases !
Replies: 15
Views: 1817

Re: Splitting the cases !

My buckets, bridge bolts and impeller arrive this week. Unfortunately engine has to partially come out again to access the rear cyl bridge. "Let dog in, let dog out. Let dog in, let dog out..." :lol:
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by limeyduffa
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Which oil to use?
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Which oil to use?

The mxstore.com.au has a monopoly on Motorex and I'm sick of using their stupid web site :evil:. I did a fair bit of research into 10W50 fully synth oils with the same spec as Motorex. There is no doubt about it. Motorex is the best and there is not many alternatives in Australia that are 10W50. How...