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by jmh
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: How to replace bearings in sprocket support/carrier?
Replies: 27
Views: 7097

Re: How to replace bearings in sprocket support/carrier?

Yeah.
Had to order part from rc8r diagram.

Serves me for giving my bike to someone else to sort. Always just do things yourself.
by jmh
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: How to replace bearings in sprocket support/carrier?
Replies: 27
Views: 7097

Re: How to replace bearings in sprocket support/carrier?

Thanks for that. Even when I callled a ktm garage. Their mechanic said no.
by jmh
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: How to replace bearings in sprocket support/carrier?
Replies: 27
Views: 7097

Re: How to replace bearings in sprocket support/carrier?

Weird it’s not in the parts diagram huh.

I even called a ktm garage and their mechanic said no spacer.

Thanks.
by jmh
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: How to replace bearings in sprocket support/carrier?
Replies: 27
Views: 7097

Re: How to replace bearings in sprocket support/carrier?

Can anyone confirm, is there meant to be a spacer in between the bearings?

I note the OP has a spacer, but if you look at the parts diagram it's not there.

Anyone else able to just pull their sprocket carrier off and see?

Thanks!
by jmh
Mon May 08, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: Seriously not impressed
Replies: 12
Views: 3424

Re: Seriously not impressed

Just bad luck.

My sidestand was loose, but I happened to find out before it fell off as I checked it when I serviced it (checking all torques).

Not really KTMs fault, just one of those things. Just thread lock it back on. (when you get new bolts)
by jmh
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: SMT to GS?
Replies: 42
Views: 9453

Re: SMT to GS?

GS is for traveling long distances, possibly 2 up, in comfort, with luggage; without becoming fatigued. I'd rather a FJR1300. I'd love a XR or Super Duke GT. But as said 160bhp, the 115 I've on the SMT is more than enough for me. I use every one of them every day. Sure, sometimes I'd like more, but ...
by jmh
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: Is it just me or?
Replies: 38
Views: 7956

Re: Is it just me or?

Preload should be set relating to rider weight to get sag in the right place. Around 1/3 of full travel. I have my front sag at 50mm. So 160mm-50mm=90mm of fork showing when sat on, with gear. For me this is 1&3/4 turns of preload. My settings found through trial and error are pretty close to those ...
by jmh
Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: Finally!
Replies: 31
Views: 7061

Re: Finally!

If you've not had your bike on a dyno and mapped properly, go do it. Well worth the couple hundred quid. Speak to the operator about what you want from it. You will always have some snatchyness, it's just the on/off of the fueling on the twin. But do go get it remaped properly, it'll be night and da...
by jmh
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Sprocket question....
Replies: 30
Views: 7793

Re: Sprocket question....

Are you on 17/41?

Try 16/41. It might solve it.

I find 16 runs better lower RPM than 17.
by jmh
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Kev's SMT modification list
Replies: 305
Views: 115171

Re: Kev's SMT modification list

Yeah thanks. I swapped the pump over, took it out slowly and then used an x pattern on the bolts to pull it into place on the new tank. Put some motor oil on there. Pump and filters looked sweet, o rings were in good shape. FYI I belive that is 65mmx3.5mm and 60mmx3mm. The smaller one being the one ...
by jmh
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Sprocket question....
Replies: 30
Views: 7793

Re: Sprocket question....

Which set up is best for eliminating chain slap - it's the single thing I have left to cure on this amazing bike and it drives me nuts sometimes. Best fix so far is earplugs - can't cure it with correct chain tension. When I test rode the 1290 SDR it was super smooth - wish I could get my SMT like ...
by jmh
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Engine locking bolt
Replies: 7
Views: 1872

Re: Engine locking bolt

Good point about engine trying to move past TDC. I used a fixed arm socket so I could lightly resist this. I missed it a few times, but practice was easier to find. Get the full workshop manual. It has everything you'd need. The cams are marked at TDC and also marked front and back. Don't drop a shi...
by jmh
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Engine locking bolt
Replies: 7
Views: 1872

Re: Engine locking bolt

Just get the OEM tool, it's cheap and does the job properly.
Having the engine turn over while you've got the cams out is a big issue.

With proper tool you'll know that its in place properly and locking engine as it'll be flush.
by jmh
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Kev's SMT modification list
Replies: 305
Views: 115171

Re: Kev's SMT modification list

Kev do you still have the dimensions for fuel pump orings? Seen lots of conflicting measurements.
Do I need to replace if pulling fuel pump, to swap tanks?
by jmh
Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 15
Views: 4137

Re: Advice please

My smt has always been totally reliable. I've looked after it. And it's never let me down. Service costs can be a bit expensive with the valves every 9,500. But I do my servicing myself. I reckon the LC8 engine is a very good engine. There are bikes out there with huge milage on them. I've done 600 ...
by jmh
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Valve clearance
Replies: 17
Views: 4871

Re: Valve clearance

Runs so nice now, not that it was bad before. But can just tell it's got fresh everything.
Did all the fluids too. Clutch fluid was grim, too ages to get clean fluid. Forgot what the clutch should feel like.

Will do fluids more often!
by jmh
Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Valve clearance
Replies: 17
Views: 4871

Re: Valve clearance

All done. One of the exhausts was too tight at 0.22mm, rear cylinder, intakes both 0.15mm. So changed that, other was 0.250mm so on the tight end but fine. The intakes on the front cylinder were 0.16mm, but I left them as both were 0.16mm and both had different shims, so would have been tight once s...
by jmh
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Valve clearance
Replies: 17
Views: 4871

Re: Valve clearance

Fair point about selection of shims not enabling fine tuning.

Will just do best to get in spec, if out of spec.
by jmh
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Valve clearance
Replies: 17
Views: 4871

Re: Valve clearance

dumb question. But want to make sure. Going to do the valves on my 990. Was going to change oil too, was going to empty this first. Then leave bike to cool and do valves next morning. Do I need oil in the engine to turn it over by hand? I can't see anything in service manual. IE. Should I re fill oi...