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by jfink
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: Hello from Conroe, Texas
Replies: 14
Views: 1659

Re: Hello from Conroe, Texas

We are in Soldankyla, Finland today. We have been traveling over a week now and have made Nordkapp, the furthest ride north in Europe. http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread. ... ost1558237
by jfink
Wed May 23, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Flashing E Realy Means One Gallon Left!!
Replies: 9
Views: 735

Re: Flashing E Realy Means One Gallon Left!!

One of the errors that my SDGT had after it was rebuilt was that with 3/4 of a tank the reserve light was still on. The dealer said they removed the sender and then "carefully" replaced it. After that it started reading correctly. He said it should be ok, just don't run it completely empty. I said t...
by jfink
Thu May 17, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Introductions!
Topic: Hello from Conroe, Texas
Replies: 14
Views: 1659

Re: Hello from Conroe, Texas

I'm in Katy Texas - hoping to have my GT soon - maybe we can ride once I get it in the garage Sounds good. I usually stay north of the Houston downtown area, but ride to the west quite often. The next few days are 96 degrees or more. I will probably do one or two more rides in the morning to take a...
by jfink
Sun May 13, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MTC Failure Disaster
Replies: 49
Views: 3352

Re: MTC Failure Disaster

The real riders still ride all summer in Houston, but I admit I know many who don't. I do 350 mile Saturday rides all year around, and every Sunday I get up early and do 150 miles and am home by 10:00 usually. Jim, I would definitely not put you in the category of MOST riders. In fact, you belong t...
by jfink
Fri May 11, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MTC Failure Disaster
Replies: 49
Views: 3352

Re: MTC Failure Disaster

mick shere wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 8:20 pm
That would be awesome, keep in touch please
Most definitely!
by jfink
Fri May 11, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MTC Failure Disaster
Replies: 49
Views: 3352

Re: MTC Failure Disaster

Glad to hear your GT is up and running Jfink, especially now your summer is drawing closer. Ha! Thanks Dave, but In this part of Texas, summer is when most folks STOP riding. I missed the best part of the riding year earlier, but hopefully the good weather will return this fall. The SD is running g...
by jfink
Wed May 09, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MTC Failure Disaster
Replies: 49
Views: 3352

Re: MTC Failure Disaster

mick shere wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 9:30 pm
All the very best mate, hope all is well
Thanks Mick, may be I will see you over there in the UK. Heading to Germany in two weeks, but going north into Norway this visit. Perhaps into UK later this year.
by jfink
Mon May 07, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MTC Failure Disaster
Replies: 49
Views: 3352

Re: MTC Failure Disaster

I now have almost 500 miles on the bike after the rebuild. After this morning it will be 600 and I will take it in for a 600 mile service, as suggested by the dealer. I haven't spoke to anyone about this, but hope that this service is covered under the rebuild, as it wouldn't be necessary had this n...
by jfink
Thu May 03, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: KTM Top Case
Replies: 27
Views: 4122

Re: KTM Top Case

In case anyone wants to see what it looks like with the side bags on. I don't/won't use my SDGT for two up touring nor long distance rides, but that certainly looks like the solution. I would be more interested in a small 'tail' bag that replaces the pillion seat. Nothing big, just something to thr...
by jfink
Thu May 03, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MTC Failure Disaster
Replies: 49
Views: 3352

Re: MTC Failure Disaster

I took the SDGT into the dealer and they placed the plugged hose in the bundle of wires and hoses, on the left side of the engine. It is indeed a drain for the expansion bottle. Needs to be drained during maintenance, otherwise it should remain plugged. All is well ...
by jfink
Tue May 01, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MTC Failure Disaster
Replies: 49
Views: 3352

Re: MTC Failure Disaster

joe, if u want a side by side look, comparing it to mine let me know. think we live close to each other. if mine is even routed correctly.... ran into you afew weeks back at whataburger/ kroger in willis :D Dave, that would be great. I have 'tucked' it into the radiator shroud for the time being, b...
by jfink
Tue May 01, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MTC Failure Disaster
Replies: 49
Views: 3352

Re: MTC Failure Disaster

Just now, I spent a few minutes under the bike. This is not the equalizing tube, although that was a good guess. After looking at a parts fiche, I believe it is one of two hoses off of the coolant expansion tank, although, I don't believe it should be routed here. KTM Part Number 60035067001
by jfink
Tue May 01, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MTC Failure Disaster
Replies: 49
Views: 3352

Re: MTC Failure Disaster

Joe, make sure it is not the hose that runs across the front of the gas tank from side to side that equalizes the tank. On each side it attaches to a fitting under the gas tank that has a knob for opening and closing the fuel flow. If you ride very far it probably would have run out of gas at some ...
by jfink
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MTC Failure Disaster
Replies: 49
Views: 3352

Re: MTC Failure Disaster

Joe, Photo up I can see it all the way to NZ. Nice one..... 👍 you will be a happy man Ride safe and look forward to your future updates 🍻DaveW Thanks Dave, I have gotten a little riding in over the past few days and it seems to be as good as new. No issues to speak of, no warning messages. However,...
by jfink
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MTC Failure Disaster
Replies: 49
Views: 3352

Re: MTC Failure Disaster

I cannot see the picture again, but I assume you got the GT out of the shop. Sure wish I could ride with you today! Hopefully the picture is fixed. It was a good ride, with the exception of the bugs. The weather is absolutely perfect, are you sure this is Texas??? Gotta go out now and clean up the ...
by jfink
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MTC Failure Disaster
Replies: 49
Views: 3352

Re: MTC Failure Disaster

Guess what followed me home today? I think it just wanted to play with it's other KTM buddies. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/vh9YoMWWgFlDsYP6o1cJn5_REcxN7bl7jDXACqW5ltVmDBaSx926KQ16R_SUyKl7M0OFQnhh6a4mwaYGTJXUPrq4Wp5xjmTvyWmTxzaZ_x35WtDtP77BYrDHMCoziPoigibgmQFU-qJQZs9QsCuYYDV0jcCZBm_imA6qEHPs5Vx...
by jfink
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MTC Failure Disaster
Replies: 49
Views: 3352

Re: MTC Failure Disaster

jjscsix wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:00 pm
Joe, I did see the diagram. Your explanation was perfect. Thanks. Hope you get it back this week. Whenever this shit happens I'm glad that we have multiple bikes to ride. I'd stroke out if it were my only bike.
I agree, although given my luck, 5 bikes may not be enough! :-)
by jfink
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MTC Failure Disaster
Replies: 49
Views: 3352

Re: MTC Failure Disaster

Jim, I don't know if you can see the diagram, but the spark plug insert (#8 or #45) fits into the head and basically forms a seal between the valve cover and the spark plug indent in the head. Mainly to keep the oil from blowing past the valve cover or filling in around the spark plug in the head. T...
by jfink
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: MTC Failure Disaster
Replies: 49
Views: 3352

Re: MTC Failure Disaster

Status Update: The dealer is starting the rebuild on the SD. The Service Manager called me yesterday and said they are committed to getting me out the door as quickly as possible. Hopefully, I will be riding the SD again, by next week. They still don't know what happened and still can't tell me it w...
by jfink
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Easiest tire change ever!
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Easiest tire change ever!

Because of my recent spat of bad luck, in the last three months, I have had to change the rear tire on the SDGT (flat), both tires on the BMW GTL (front worn and rear flat), both on the Goldwing (precautionary, going to Europe), and both on the KTM 990 Adventure (worn and wanted something more dirt ...