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by adcolor
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: SM - T " Torture"
Replies: 28
Views: 3674

Re: SM - T " Torture"

I put the comfort seat on (good deal). Better. My wife doesn;t ride often or far on this bike. My old Triumph TBS had the worst stock seat. 100 miles to pain and loathing. Had a seat made, still wrong. Had it fixed -- ahh. Then I realized it was too low (I didn't ride the old one long enough to real...
by adcolor
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Time for an Oil & Filter change
Replies: 44
Views: 50678

Re: Time for an Oil & Filter change

It's just under gravity for pressure. I never do unless there is some apparent problem. Now the clutch oil jet? Better to have one on hand than to wait. Eventually you will need one (either due to blockage or to peening the orifice closed while unscrewing it). Which brings up a good idea: sacrifice ...
by adcolor
Tue May 24, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: What is this leak?
Replies: 10
Views: 1948

Re: What is this leak?

I've learned the hard way that if you own a motorcycle, you need a torque wrench. A Yamaha Virago/XV I broke part of the cam chain base plate bolts boss due to too much torque (7 #/ft rating) and a high tech Harley Davidson I ate the cylinder when I did not go back with the proper torque wrench (it ...
by adcolor
Mon May 23, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Soft panniers retaining pin
Replies: 16
Views: 3022

Re: Soft panniers retaining pin

I think KTM has a key lock option/accessory that replaces this pin. Worth looking into.
by adcolor
Mon May 23, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: What is this leak?
Replies: 10
Views: 1948

Re: What is this leak?

That color would almost have to be. The device just to the right is part of the cooling system (water pump I think). So seems reasonable. Look up the parts diagram or a parts list for the water pump and you can identify it. In any case, torque to spec. A minor leak will not likely show in your tank ...
by adcolor
Mon May 23, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: becoming orange - daily observations
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

Re: becoming orange - daily observations

Turn your handle bar risers so they are more to the front (the risers are not centered on the handle bar -- free adjustment range). Read Kev's mod book. Update/flash the ecm. Gear it down a bit. Best by changing the rear sprocket, but works either way. Tighten up the slop in your throttle cables (th...
by adcolor
Tue May 10, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: new SMT decision process
Replies: 10
Views: 2385

Re: new SMT decision process

Can't comment on the import issue. Track days as in racing, or track days as in rider improvement? I wouldn't worry the yellow paint on the caliper. Some folks have had problems with warped rotors. Track days could have been hard on the pads. Or, if I remember correctly, you have to pull the caliper...
by adcolor
Mon May 09, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: hello from colorado
Replies: 6
Views: 834

Re: hello from colorado

It will be worth it.
Lot's of fine fun riding.
Not much air nor humidity though!
Drop a line if you transfer here.
by adcolor
Mon May 09, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: Differences between years?
Replies: 7
Views: 1870

Re: Differences between years?

I don't remember -- was the immobilizer added 2009 or 2010? Change on fail to the older SD (IIRC -- search the threads) computer.

Not aware of any particular oil problems. Computer tune, drain holes in the swing arm. Otherwise normal maintenance.
by adcolor
Mon May 09, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: new SMT decision process
Replies: 10
Views: 2385

Re: new SMT decision process

2012. Nicer stock features. Less distance on the bike.
Original bags look good, but not worth looking for. There are better options out there. And, I am not a fan of top boxes (weights all wrong, plus, they weigh too much empty).
by adcolor
Mon May 09, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: For Sale:
Replies: 1
Views: 823

Re: For Sale: 2011 990 SMT

Dude, there is a classified section for these.
by adcolor
Mon May 09, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: What did you do to your ktm today?
Replies: 690
Views: 89253

Re: What did you do to your ktm today?

Made a minor repair to the plate holder. I made a dumb move -- attempted to merge my Track-kick into my SMT. Apparently God has a greater purpose for that bike -- I pushed it forward and it didn't fall over (with the rear bumper). It did damage the plate carrier. :oops: But -- after over 2 years I f...
by adcolor
Sun May 08, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: SMT parts pdf file
Replies: 5
Views: 2371

Re: SMT parts pdf file

I know this is old -- but thanks!
by adcolor
Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Time for an Oil & Filter change
Replies: 44
Views: 50678

Re: Time for an Oil & Filter change

Np. Just let it drain overnight. No hurry anyhow, right?
by adcolor
Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: Swing arm mods.
Replies: 5
Views: 1608

Re: Swing arm mods.

Nice work!
by adcolor
Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:51 am
Forum: Pictures & Video
Topic: The French Toy
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: The French Toy

Ahhh --porn!
by adcolor
Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Time for an Oil & Filter change
Replies: 44
Views: 50678

Re: Time for an Oil & Filter change

Any sort of solvent. Just as long as it's clean and dry when you install them.
by adcolor
Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Me and my big mouth.
Replies: 6
Views: 1416

Re: Me and my big mouth.

I will have to see if I can order that part. And a mirror. Or an adapter (right side thread reverser for Yamaha's, etc). Not putting much money into this fix, as I want to put bar ends on it some day.
by adcolor
Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Replacement clutch master cylinder and lever
Replies: 5
Views: 1056

Re: Replacement clutch master cylinder and lever

Does everyone else have a left hand mirror with left hand threads? Backwards compared to the technically correct right hand thread. And the first time I have ever seen a left hand thread for a mirror on the left side.
by adcolor
Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Me and my big mouth.
Replies: 6
Views: 1416

Re: Me and my big mouth.

On my bike the left and right side (brake) use a left hand thread for the mirror. Really odd (first time for everything) on the clutch side. And technically wrong (In a fall or brushing the mirror against something) the mirror stem/post would tighten and likely breaks, as opposed to loosen and maybe...