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by Gary C
Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:22 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Crankshaft sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

Re: Crankshaft sensor

It was a crankshaft sensor. The shop was able to borrow a diagnostic tool, that confirmed the fault and they replaced the part. They also spoke to KTM about it and they acknowledged that they sometimes do fail. I put about 500 km on it Thursday and it ran perfect. Thanks Kevin for offering advice, i...
by Gary C
Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Crankshaft sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

Re: Crankshaft sensor

Thank you for the reply Kevin. I know that side stand switch failures are more common but they think the error code that flashed out indicated crank sensor. Is there anything about this that could cause them to be mistaken?
by Gary C
Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Crankshaft sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

Crankshaft sensor

This is an interesting problem that I would like to share. On a ride I found my 990 SMT cutting out for one second intervals, randomly and with no pattern as to engine speed, bumps, etc. I suspected bad gas so I ran a tank through. The problem began to worsen so that it would cough and backfire anyt...
by Gary C
Sun May 24, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: LeoVince
Replies: 38
Views: 19232

Re: LeoVince

Read the instruction more carefully and I see the reflective foil is for use on the 990 R, not the SMT I have. I will assume the heat on the box will be fine with the protection provided by factory installed reflective foil.
by Gary C
Sun May 24, 2015 3:49 am
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: LeoVince
Replies: 38
Views: 19232

Re: LeoVince

Thanks for your reply Boot Works. There is a lot of heat coming off the little header collector system where it sits right underneath the plastic housing for the ABS and some electrical gear. Underneath that plastic housing is a factory glued on reflective heat pad but it doesn't quite shield the pl...
by Gary C
Sun May 24, 2015 2:41 am
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: LeoVince
Replies: 38
Views: 19232

Re: LeoVince

I just bought a set of Leo Vince pipes at RevZilla 2 weeks ago. The item number was 803030 and it specifies that it will fit the 990 SMT. Cost was $688.45. I put them on this afternoon, everything worked out but it was a bit of work because one of the header collector parts was slightly out of round...
by Gary C
Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: The Buffeting is getting on my nerves!!!
Replies: 103
Views: 28347

Re: The Buffeting is getting on my nerves!!!

My personal experience playing around with screens on the SMT was that a lot of the turbulent air was coming in from the sides, particularly lower down where it was feeding upwards from around the tank and headlight fairing towards your neck. I discovered this after I had first replaced the screen w...
by Gary C
Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Palmer Products Screen
Replies: 22
Views: 4137

Re: Palmer Products Screen

Muppet, I talked to Ian and his wife before ordering my screen and they are very fine people. If Ian would like my templates I would be glad to email them to him. I know he would do a better job of making them up than I could. I should mention as well that if you make them from clear material you wi...
by Gary C
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Palmer Products Screen
Replies: 22
Views: 4137

Re: Palmer Products Screen

I don't think removing the turn signals will have a significant impact on airflow. Also if you are still running the original screen I don't know how my idea would fit into that. If you are interested in doing some experiments try making a mock up that redirects the air flow out of cardboard and tap...
by Gary C
Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Palmer Products Screen
Replies: 22
Views: 4137

Re: Palmer Products Screen

Falcon, if you trace the source of that airflow with your hand as you ride you may find that it is being funneled from around the lower part of the fairing and around the front part of the tank then heading upwards towards the bottom of your helmet. The Palmer screen did a really good job of protect...
by Gary C
Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Palmer Products Screen
Replies: 22
Views: 4137

Re: Palmer Products Screen

I bought one a couple of months back. It is adjustable, very well made and offers more wind protection than the stock screen. It is significantly quieter but I was still disappointed. I then realized that a lot of the problem was air coming up from around the lower fairing and tank creating loud buf...
by Gary C
Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: New orange fighter
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Re: New orange fighter

Really nice looking machine and great place for resting your helmet. I hadn't thought to do it that way.
by Gary C
Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: The Buffeting is getting on my nerves!!!
Replies: 103
Views: 28347

Re: The Buffeting is getting on my nerves!!!

wow, that is something. Do you look at the Calsci screen? Nice work! Thanks. I had a quick look at the Calsci screen. It was difficult to find a screen that people on the forums were really happy with. The Palmer got some good reviews and I thought it looked better than the other choices. The Palme...
by Gary C
Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: search for a spezial screen option
Replies: 10
Views: 1921

Re: search for a spezial screen option

Ron, that would be excellent. -Gary
by Gary C
Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Why does my bike suck gas!
Replies: 36
Views: 5050

Re: Why does my bike suck gas!

I have done measurements twice on two 200 km highway trips driven very conservatively at 105 kph (65 mph) and got 55 mpg (imperial) both times. The bike had 1000k on it the first time and 3000k on I the second so I kind of expect a bit better later on with a loosened up motor. It seems that if you a...
by Gary C
Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: search for a spezial screen option
Replies: 10
Views: 1921

Re: search for a spezial screen option

I did take pictures but I don't know how to post attachments. I don't belong to any web based photo posting sites so I am trying to avoid that alternative. If you know how to post attachments I could do that for you. Otherwise you could private message me and I will send them direct.
by Gary C
Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: search for a spezial screen option
Replies: 10
Views: 1921

Re: search for a spezial screen option

The Palmer screen is a good starting point but I still found noise and buffeting disappointing. I got the idea that at least some of the trouble was from a strong flow of air that runs alongside of the bike and combines with the air that is being split by the headlight fairing. This air rises up and...
by Gary C
Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: The Buffeting is getting on my nerves!!!
Replies: 103
Views: 28347

Re: The Buffeting is getting on my nerves!!!

This is what I did in the end. I kept my Palmer windscreen on because it did the best job of reducing wind noise, eliminating wind blast and bug spatter on my visor. I still got a loud deep rumbling sound from turbulence under my helmet, worse was when I wore my 3/4 helmet with full size visor becau...
by Gary C
Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: search for a spezial screen option
Replies: 10
Views: 1921

Re: search for a spezial screen option

Yes that is a screen made by Palmer Products in England. You can buy it from them online direct at www.palmerproducts.co.uk. I have one myself. It definitely is an improvement over the stock screen and provides a lot of protection from wind blast. It is fully adjustable for height and tilt which hel...
by Gary C
Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: The Buffeting is getting on my nerves!!!
Replies: 103
Views: 28347

Re: The Buffeting is getting on my nerves!!!

Thanks Adcolor. I put the stock screen back on and using a strap where the lower mounting screw goes (like someone else here had done) I was able to increase the angle on the screen so that it puts a nearly clean air stream on my helmet. From this I get a noisy but tolerable ride. I think if I also ...