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by linehand
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Leaky compression clicker
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Leaky compression clicker

Thanks for the heads up thirdway. I was able to get it out today without much trouble, just had to drill a relief hole to access the snap ring with a pick. The bottom adjuster is basically the same as the top, it holds an o ring to seal and two bearings with a spring between for the detent. I should...
by linehand
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Leaky compression clicker
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Leaky compression clicker

Here’s a good one. The compression clicker (one on the bottom) on my right fork has been weeping so I asked the shop to ck/replace the o ring on it when I had my suspension serviced a few months ago. They missed the note somehow and it’s been getting worse (3,500 mi later) so I pulled it and took it...
by linehand
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: SMR 990 Slight wobble in front wheel from pothole
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: SMR 990 Slight wobble in front wheel from pothole

You could get a new front and rear for that price, motowheels.com has a few options. Are you positive it's the wheel? Have you taken a peek at the head bearings lately? Did the forks maybe get twisted in the clamps? Just want to rule out the simple stuff first before dropping that kind of cash. Good...
by linehand
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: SMT makes magazine again :)
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: SMT makes magazine again :)

cats out of the bag now!
by linehand
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Calsci Touring Windshield
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: Calsci Touring Windshield

I put one on a 2009 v strom and it was great, albeit hideous...which matched the v stroms personality. It was really nice to be able to ride with my visor up and not get debris in my eyes as well as get on the freeway without needing earplugs. I think the price is a little steep for what it is (trim...
by linehand
Mon May 29, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Stator Cover Oil leak
Replies: 9
Views: 1232

Re: Stator Cover Oil leak

You might be able to get away with some rtv. Slide the grommet on the wire and clean everything real good, dab on some rtv then slide the grommet back in place. Same on the outside surfaces that contact the case. Might hold you over for awhile anyway.
by linehand
Wed May 24, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: Buy barely used 990 smt "barn find"
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: Buy barely used 990 smt "barn find"

Replace ALL fluids. Coolant, brake and clutch fluid seem to always be neglected. Good luck with the search, these are great bikes.
by linehand
Wed May 24, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Stator Cover Oil leak
Replies: 9
Views: 1232

Re: Stator Cover Oil leak

Maybe give the bike a good wash with a degreaser and then take it out for a romp so you can narrow down where it's coming from...maybe finish the ride on a dusty dirt road. I'm not sure if it's just the picture but it looks like theres oil everywhere. If indeed it's the stator grommet then that coul...
by linehand
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Teething Problems
Topic: Gas tank pressurised
Replies: 17
Views: 1844

Re: Gas tank pressurised

I've seen the gas tank vent check valves on other bikes not do their job and result in what you experienced. I'm sure Ktm would warranty it for you but the new one could be just as problematic. Easy enough to cut it out and just have a free flowing vent if it keeps giving you problems.
by linehand
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Leaking Fuel Tank
Replies: 5
Views: 890

Re: Leaking Fuel Tank

As far as your question, I would say somewhat likely. I haven't heard about too many on the SMT but I've seen it before on dirt bikes with the same style of tank that has threaded bodies molded into the tank. Seems that since moisture has nowhere to go they tend to corrode and seize up and when you ...
by linehand
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Oiling the chain on long rides/after rain
Replies: 10
Views: 1438

Re: Oiling the chain on long rides/after rain

I rarely tour alone so I usually stand on the left side and pull the bike over onto the side stand so the rear wheel comes off the ground and then have a buddy hose the chain down while spinning the wheel.
by linehand
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Tires
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: Tires

For that type of ride..in Feb...pilot road 4's. After all, it's been pretty soggy in here in CA. I have them on my SMT right now and will probably replace them with the same since they've been such a good compromise. Plenty of good tires out there though.
by linehand
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: New KTM Twins
Replies: 8
Views: 1915

Re: New KTM Twins

Excellent news! I love my katoom but I've found access to parts to be a small step up from Harley or Ducati. As much as I love being completely abused by my local dealer I think I'll give this a shot, just in time for my 40k mi service.
by linehand
Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Doesn't start after SAS removal
Replies: 10
Views: 4318

Re: Doesn't start after SAS removal

Just throwing this out there...cause I know a guy who may have done this.. :oops: , did you put anything down the intake like a rag or foam to keep things from falling in, and then forget to remove them? Bike won't run if that's the case...
by linehand
Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: bike spitting coolant
Replies: 6
Views: 3100

Re: bike spitting coolant

I can see why you don't have much faith in them! Dealers...sheesh. They're supposed to be the experts! If they don't wanna take the time to pressure test the cooling system the least they can do is spring for a measly radiator cap just to rule it out.Bad crush washers usually leak. My money is still...
by linehand
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: bike spitting coolant
Replies: 6
Views: 3100

Re: bike spitting coolant

Bad radiator cap possibly? I had a speed triple that did the same thing. It ran fine, had normal temp but when I'd shut it down it would piss all over. You could actually hear the coolant boiling into the overflow tank. New cap under warranty solved it.
by linehand
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: Another fng
Replies: 2
Views: 750

Another fng

Hello, Long time lurker here, decided it was finally time to get some skin in the game. Picked up my 2010 smt this time last year with 29k mi on the clock, 37k on it now. Best "all rounder" I've ever owned. I still lust after other bikes but the smt honestly does everything I need it to. IMG_1855.JPG
by linehand
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Valve clearance
Replies: 17
Views: 2683

Re: Valve clearance

Your clearances will generally decrease over time as the seats and valves wear and the valves settle into the heads. If they are within spec I would leave them be, with the exception of having to remove the cams to adjust valves that are actually out of spec. In that case since you are pulling the c...