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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,043
Posted By knobbyjoe
Sorry maybe I'm not understanding. The sock you...

Sorry maybe I'm not understanding. The sock you refer to is in the filler hole on top? Or at the fuel pump?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,043
Posted By knobbyjoe
Wow, I run the CJ sock and screw cap but have...

Wow, I run the CJ sock and screw cap but have standard dirt bike type vents on each cap. Never had any pressure build up that I have seen.

What was the reading material that discussed boiling gas...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,748
Posted By knobbyjoe
Well, yes, your right, motor wants to be pushed....

Well, yes, your right, motor wants to be pushed. No complaint there. Flog it and all is good.

The issue is about good manners in slow rocky single track or even parking lots and having a throttle...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,318
Posted By knobbyjoe
Holy deflated footballs I'm ready to plan...

Holy deflated footballs

I'm ready to plan for the 2015 KTM rally:freaky
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By knobbyjoe
Nice bike, welcome back. :clap

Nice bike, welcome back. :clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,318
Posted By knobbyjoe
Hey Qwik, txbear55 beat me to a response here...

Hey Qwik,
txbear55 beat me to a response here it is anyway.

Tried to search some older posts about this but nothing came up.

There was some discussion on Advrider that Jackson Hole was one...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,748
Posted By knobbyjoe
Very Good read. Claus Holweg the guy who...

Very Good read. Claus Holweg the guy who developed the LC8 would be able to answer our questions.

Considering the inherent characteristics of the LC8 light weight design, Claus and his team must...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-21-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,748
Posted By knobbyjoe
I had a Stealy heavy fly wheel on my old RFS...

I had a Stealy heavy fly wheel on my old RFS installed years ago.

You have a reasonable idea and at one time I had the same quest for the 990. But a heavier fly wheel or way to weight it, I never...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-21-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,748
Posted By knobbyjoe
I think most of the oc posts support lowering the...

I think most of the oc posts support lowering the gearing as a way to improve the throttle snatch and also help power delivery all around.

My personal experience supports that and would never go...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-20-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 19,261
Views: 7,977,093
Posted By knobbyjoe
Good thing you got a fast bike!

Good thing you got a fast bike!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-20-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,748
Posted By knobbyjoe
I believe the updated dash started in 2009. So my...

I believe the updated dash started in 2009. So my bike is old style with the supposed most problematic throttle.

Just my recollection on what has been often talked about on this forum about the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-20-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,748
Posted By knobbyjoe
Just to add to help. My 2008 990 was really...

Just to add to help.

My 2008 990 was really snatchy to the point that I considered moving on to the 1190. But a dyno tuner said he could make it much better and he did.

Now the snatch is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-20-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 19,261
Views: 7,977,093
Posted By knobbyjoe
http://sierrabob.smugmug.com/Category/Dog-skins/i-...

http://sierrabob.smugmug.com/Category/Dog-skins/i-mC989Rb/0/M/IMG_0460-M.jpg (http://sierrabob.smugmug.com/Category/Dog-skins/i-mC989Rb/A)

So what do you do when the winter weather is just like...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,075
Posted By knobbyjoe
Howdy mcstark, Soft bags only way to go for the...

Howdy mcstark,
Soft bags only way to go for the 990 since where we go invites tip overs. Just a little ol' low speed over busted the hard covers off. Wolfman stuff is really built and hold up...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,014
Posted By knobbyjoe
Zuber, Sure need some help in understanding your...

Zuber, Sure need some help in understanding your statement. Would you please elaborate. I do want my valve settings to be right.

Are you saying that you can check the valve clearances and they can...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-02-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By knobbyjoe
Just wondering, Why? Design flaw? Poor materials?...

Just wondering, Why? Design flaw? Poor materials?

Do other non KTM bikes have short lived water pump seals? Don't think so.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-01-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,371
Posted By knobbyjoe
http://sierrabob.smugmug.com/Other/Coast-Ride-2014...

http://sierrabob.smugmug.com/Other/Coast-Ride-2014/i-Pg2vSnB/0/M/IMG_0037-M.jpg (http://sierrabob.smugmug.com/Other/Coast-Ride-2014/i-Pg2vSnB/A)Highway trip...motels...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-29-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,664
Posted By knobbyjoe
http://sierrabob.smugmug.com/Other/More-KTM-rally-...

http://sierrabob.smugmug.com/Other/More-KTM-rally-on-the-TAT/i-dvVJKs3/0/M/IMG_0240-M.jpg (http://sierrabob.smugmug.com/Other/More-KTM-rally-on-the-TAT/i-dvVJKs3/A)

Brent,
Here is a shot of you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-27-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,075
Posted By knobbyjoe
From a guy that looks on at your good preventive...

From a guy that looks on at your good preventive work with his stock 990, you say original oil jet going back in. :1drink

That is good news since I worry that I've haven't done all these mods and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-27-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,630
Posted By knobbyjoe
Don't know if this a applicable to your bolt but...

Don't know if this a applicable to your bolt but might give this a try.

On the torch work. If you put a long socket or short with a short extension on the bolt you can aim the flame at the tool...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,225
Posted By knobbyjoe
http://palmerrides.smugmug.com/Other/V-Stream-Wind...

http://palmerrides.smugmug.com/Other/V-Stream-Wind-Screen/i-CNXQJqt/0/S/263-S.jpg (http://palmerrides.smugmug.com/Other/V-Stream-Wind-Screen/46483073_5pJ5Gc#!i=3775884078&k=CNXQJqt&lb=1&s=A)

How...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-20-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,225
Posted By knobbyjoe
That looks like a very clean mount. How did...

That looks like a very clean mount.

How did you do that?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-12-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,909
Posted By knobbyjoe
To be fair called them during business hours. ...

To be fair called them during business hours.

Got a robotic system that directed me to choose a department where I was put on hold. Then the robot told me to leave message or email my questions. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-11-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,909
Posted By knobbyjoe
Hmm, Interesting $18 to ship a $6, seal as...

Hmm, Interesting
$18 to ship a $6, seal as heavy as a nickel, is OK?

I haven't checked prices but if this is the norm then we are being taken advantage of!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-10-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,909
Posted By knobbyjoe
Not what I;d use as a parts provide

http://www.powersportswarehouse.com/pages/home/default.aspx

- SHAFT SEAL RING 14X24X6 B
Item: 0760142460 $6.14

Estimated Shipping: $17.71

Estimated Order Total: $23.85

Thought I'd...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-02-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By knobbyjoe
I like this idea.

I like this idea.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-01-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By knobbyjoe
I'm fine was riding in full motocross type gear....

I'm fine was riding in full motocross type gear. Came off the desert trying to catch up and while powering around a tight turn on pavement the back tire caught some crack filling tar and whoopie...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-01-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By knobbyjoe
Dang...Bent my bike in a high side:(

http://sierrabob.smugmug.com/Other/Point-Reys-trip/i-bssXtBG/0/M/IMG_0390-M.jpg...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-01-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By knobbyjoe
Thanks Chuckracer, perfect link:)

Thanks Chuckracer, perfect link:)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-01-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,374
Posted By knobbyjoe
Wouldn't mind seeing 950/990 in the...

Wouldn't mind seeing

950/990

in the title.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-01-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By knobbyjoe
Oil leak shift lever 08 990 Adv

The 990 has oil seeping from where the shift lever enters the engine case.

Anyone have a link on how to replace the seal?

Yea I know an easy remove and replace but I go far on a little advice...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-29-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,747
Posted By knobbyjoe
Do you have a recommendation for a water proof...

Do you have a recommendation for a water proof cell phone case that will attach to a Ram mount ball?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-29-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 1,569
Views: 172,553
Posted By knobbyjoe
That is what I thought Kave. I'll be looking for...

That is what I thought Kave. I'll be looking for something else that I can handle. Thanks for responding
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-28-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1,569
Views: 172,553
Posted By knobbyjoe
Help for an ol' noob trying to learn

Read through most of this thread and find much of the lingo and procedures foreign or over my head. Have the 60 csx and just use it to make tracks for back road travel.

If I bought a Monterra is...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,508
Posted By knobbyjoe
Ya know that is not acceptable. I would contact...

Ya know that is not acceptable. I would contact the seller and demand that the scratched part is replace with new.

Think of it as a consumer duty. Sellers must be held accountable for the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-10-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,416
Posted By knobbyjoe
Zuber, I always respect your opinion. I have no...

Zuber,
I always respect your opinion. I have no idea about the TPS setting myself but did ask the tuner if that needed to be done since I've never checked it.

Right or wrong he said that was not...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-10-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 160,273
Posted By knobbyjoe
Motorcycle news

This is the perfect motorcycle magazine article... KTM 1190 replacement air filter shoot out.

Editors get your guys and gals working on this. Two page spread with pictures of the different brands...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-10-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,416
Posted By knobbyjoe
SURE, 2008 990 Adventure stock except uni...

SURE, 2008 990 Adventure stock except uni pre-filter and filter sock. Also have 16 tooth front sproket. Also have G2 400 throttle cam.

I am heading out on the road tomorrow morning and will not...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-10-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,416
Posted By knobbyjoe
Your not alone

I just couldn't take the on/off throttle anymore especially around 3-4000 rpm range. Trying to make the perfect mountain turn became a frustrating experience with the throttle surging on/off. Slow...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-10-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,242
Posted By knobbyjoe
My experience

I have had two lithium batteries fail on my dirt bikes.

That got me to replace all batteries and the 990's with stock lead acid, just to be sure.
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