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by linehand
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Splitting the cases !
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Splitting the cases !

Nah I totally get it. The dealer support is a joke here too. They have no interest or support for the street bikes. Aside from just being lazy and rude. That coupled with insulting prices makes the marque undesirable to the non dirt bike crowd. On that note Indian is officially building the ftr1200 ...
by linehand
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Ignition wire problem
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Ignition wire problem

Nice fix Herb, I bet it lasts the life of the bike.
by linehand
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Ignition wire problem
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Ignition wire problem

It sounds like you've certainly located the problem. I haven't had mine apart but it looks like the plastic shroud should come off...I'm sure you can get it apart and make repairs depending on how in depth you feel like getting. Worth a try in my opinion cause I'm sure the replacement cylinder isn't...
by linehand
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Splitting the cases !
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Splitting the cases !

I dunno bud, sifting through forums I found a picture at one time of new and old shim buckets side by side and the new one appeared different. Whether it didn't have a coating or it was a different coating I can't say and neither could the owner. I don't imagine dealers would have a clue either, cer...
by linehand
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Clutch problem
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: Clutch problem

Nice fix. Funny how Ktm and Ducati can't seem to sort out such a dead simple part like a slave cylinder. Keep an eye on the clutch master cylinder as well, mine got weepy around 30k miles and after reading about issues around the forums I ended up just replacing with another model from magura. No is...
by linehand
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Splitting the cases !
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Splitting the cases !

Yes Limey! Exact same issue. I noticed at my 40,000 mi service. shim bucket coating is flaking off on cam surface. I needed the bike back together so I figured I'd deal with it at the 50k mi service. I'm at 46,600 mi now, so I figure I'll order the parts in time for the service and crossing my finge...
by linehand
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Rusted/captive engine bolt nut
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: Rusted/captive engine bolt nut

Fine job, interested to see how this turns out. I'll also be interested in total cost of parts to get it freshened up since it seems low mileage duke engines are pretty plentiful...I need to have a game plan in place cause my SMT is getting long in the tooth. Thanks for the pics and updates!
by linehand
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Leaky compression clicker
Replies: 2
Views: 538

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: 538

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: 652

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: 916

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: 7
Views: 1556

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: 2249

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: 1416

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: 2249

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: 3367

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: 1582

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: 2157

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: 1138

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: 4271

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.