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by LouP
Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Chain Guard fastening bolt to swing arm
Replies: 8
Views: 3333

Re: Chain Guard fastening bolt to swing arm

I had the 5mm bolt strip out too, just drilled and tapped to 6mm. If it strips again then I will install rivet nut. ;)
by LouP
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Snappy throttle
Replies: 48
Views: 15252

Re: Snappy throttle

get the throttle tamer (400 cam) i think

it does make a difference at small throttle openings. :D :D
+ 1 I think you should get a throttle tamer prior to fitting heated grips. Helps ride smoother (smoother = faster and safer) best money I spent as a modification, much more relaxed ride.
by LouP
Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:55 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Accessory wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 3263

Re: Accessory wiring

It's in the front mask, access is via a small hatch which can be removed on the (RHS behind the head light) There is two outlets plugs Acc 1 and Acc 2 one is powered all the time the other is powered when ignition is switched on (cant remember which one), there is a dedicated thread on this topic AC...
by LouP
Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:31 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Fuel pump?
Replies: 2
Views: 1594

Re: Fuel pump?

Have you checked the fuel filter inside the tank ?
by LouP
Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Skidmarx Hugger install
Replies: 115
Views: 51887

Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

All this talk of stripped threads, sounds like somebody needs to invest in some shorter spanners! The KTM workshop manual does suggest that they have shares in Loctite, there's 243 all over the place. There is a very thin wall thickness on the swing arm, very prone to stripping. As an engineer for ...
by LouP
Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Skidmarx Hugger install
Replies: 115
Views: 51887

Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

My M5 thread stripped, so I drilled and tapped to the next size M6. Much easier to do and the larger thread is less prone to stripping. ;)
by LouP
Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:48 am
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: Phillip Island GP
Replies: 4
Views: 2143

Re: Phillip Island GP

My bike was in the Trackside campgrounds all weekend. Was a great weekend and I was lucky enough to get tickets into the pit area (Thanks Draggin Jeans) I was able to get some great photos also met Simocelli (RIP) I was trying to get his autograph, no luck but a friend photographed me next to him. (...
by LouP
Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:36 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: F#@#@NG Immobilizer circuit fail
Replies: 70
Views: 22187

Re: F#@#@NG Immobilizer circuit fail

PS I heard the priest was picked up for drunk driving shortly after leaving the bar and the Rabbi was arrested for public disturbance. :lol:
by LouP
Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:55 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: F#@#@NG Immobilizer circuit fail
Replies: 70
Views: 22187

Re: F#@#@NG Immobilizer circuit fail

According to the owner's manual ERROR CODE 81 (8 long flashes 1short flash of F1) "Immobilizer control unit-malfunction in circuit" looks like a warantee claim and haulin' to the dealer. GOOD LUCK
by LouP
Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Side stand pad/foot
Replies: 6
Views: 3145

Re: Side stand pad/foot

I noticed a KTM footpad in the KTM Powerparts catalog. Not sure about the price but another option.
by LouP
Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Tyres
Topic: PIRELLI SCORPION SYNC
Replies: 12
Views: 6349

Re: PIRELLI SCORPION SYNC

Seems you have the right size and specs in this tyre :oops: The quote was a copy and paste from the Pirelli site, I found when doing my homework on semi off road tyres for the SMT. The tread seems a similar and a little more aggressive than the Sync. Seems that you having a similar improvements to y...
by LouP
Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Random chatter
Topic: Phillip Island GP
Replies: 4
Views: 2143

Re: Phillip Island GP

I'm leaving on the 13th with a couple of Harley riders. Will be there on Friday, I'll be camping at the trackside campground with general admission ticket. Will be leaving on Monday and returning via the great ocean road.
by LouP
Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Tyres
Topic: PIRELLI SCORPION SYNC
Replies: 12
Views: 6349

Re: PIRELLI SCORPION SYNC

Just did a search for info on the Scorpion trail for comparison to the Sync. This Pirelli site quote for SMT."Unfortunately this product does not have sizes matching your needs" :?: :?: :?:
Anak did you get the right size to suit the SMT ?
by LouP
Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Front Mudguard extender
Replies: 3
Views: 2199

Re: Front Mudguard extender

I would not try riveting a carbon extender for fear of cracking it, try some stainless button head bolts M5 10mm long with Stainless nylock nuts and washers. That's how I fixed my plastic one.
by LouP
Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Whining front brake
Replies: 12
Views: 5573

Re: Whining front brake

Mine 2009 SMT developed a slight noise from the front brakes at about the same time. When I changed the tires I think the dealer cleaned the brakes and the noise went away. Try cleaning first, it's probably only some road grime in the pads.
by LouP
Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Orange, Silver, Black or ?
Topic: Hello from Victorville CA, (and Seattle)
Replies: 4
Views: 1993

Re: Hello from Victorville CA, (and Seattle)

Welcome, the more miles the more smiles. :D :D :D :D :D
by LouP
Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Oil consumption?
Replies: 13
Views: 7678

Re: Oil consumption?

I've been carefully checking for oil consumption as it is supposed to be a issue with the KTM twins. To date with 9000kms on the clock I have never had to top up the oil. :o I think it varies from motor to motor, I think mine is one of the better ones. :D
by LouP
Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:44 am
Forum: Tyres
Topic: PIRELLI SCORPION SYNC
Replies: 12
Views: 6349

Re: PIRELLI SCORPION SYNC

Just went for a 500km round trip ride, I was loaded up with camping gear. I encountered some gravel road, the Sync's felt so much better that the Conti's. I did not feel the need to keep both feet off the pegs much more sure footed, no longer the feeling that you are riding on a bed of marbles. On t...
by LouP
Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: My standard rear light is too weak
Replies: 5
Views: 2643

Re: My standard rear light is too weak

Great, may you point me to that image? I'm interesnted in using LED lights too.
Hope this listing from Ebay works out. :oops:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/KTM-990-950- ... 45f17126fc
by LouP
Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: My standard rear light is too weak
Replies: 5
Views: 2643

Re: My standard rear light is too weak

I changed mine to a smoked LED tail light I found on Ebay (an American supplier) A picture of my bike is now on their ad. A friend of mine has commented that it was quite bright on a sunny day. A bit pricey but nice bling for the bike.