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    QUOTE (RenoGeorge @ Aug 30 2010, 03:55 PM)
    Great. Mine never runs below 4 bars even in 45 degree F weather.

    Just back from a 2200 miler up the OR and WA coasts and back thru the Cascades. Bike never missed a beat. 20K miles now. 40-46 mpg on this trip.

    Wow!

    Good to know those temps are pretty usual. Have to ride it and see; getting the oil-leak fixed too, I hope, so no more pulling up in a cloud of oil smoke.

    Might be time to pre-emptively replace the fuel pump and clutch slave. We'll see.

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    Replaced my fuel pump with a Facet at 10k miles. It was still working. Inspection showed that points were showing a lot of wear.

    I have never had a problem with my clutch cylinder....Still running the stocker.
    '18 TE 300 Hoosky, '12 500 XCW, '12 690 Enduro, 990 SMT, Old Husky's, Triumphs

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    Default Re: KTM 950 SM woes -- overheating and gas tank ... ()

    Quote Originally Posted by old3 View Post
    Mine needs choke too unless over 85 degrees. The carb manifold is a good idea too but you'd get popping and surging all the time IMO.

    Start simple, burp the coolant and see if that helps. Check your rear plug for white/lean as its easy to get out. Pinched hoses or fuel line? All the manifold nipples still blocked off? A few guys had the rubber hoses blocked but break from age. Thats a good way to go barely lean! Check those for sure.
    How would you go about burping the coolant? Would that entail raising the front wheel and opening the bleeder screw? Could that be done without raising the wheel? Thanks.

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