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Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,721
Posted By Tobers
Superb report - you've given me some ideas for my...

Superb report - you've given me some ideas for my next trip. Thanks & well done.
Forum: Beasts 11-02-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9,005
Views: 1,876,774
Posted By Tobers
Somewhere in Spain ...

Somewhere in Spain

http://www.tobinators.com/Events/20121012-Goatie-2012/i-w5NqJj5/0/M/Mr%20Tobin%20checking%20in%20with%20home-M.jpg
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-31-2010, 03:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By Tobers
Righty ho - I'm all happy this morning. I...

Righty ho - I'm all happy this morning. I finished putting the bike back together after replacing the float and float needle in the front carb. I also took the opportunity to check the float levels...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By Tobers
Thanks - I'll clean the brass seat thing. I...

Thanks - I'll clean the brass seat thing. I thought I might as well replace the needle too, but you can only buy it in a kit with the float assembly. I'll keep you all posted.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By Tobers
I've taken the float and the needle out. All...

I've taken the float and the needle out. All looks OK, but I've ordered a new float assembly just in case. I'll set the height as per the 950info guides (3mm or thereabouts).

Thanks
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By Tobers
Thanks for the replies everyone. Some more...

Thanks for the replies everyone.

Some more info on this. I've pulled the carbs off and found that the left intake port (as you sit on the bike) on the front cylinder has a load of fuel in it.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2010, 04:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By Tobers
950SM - white smoke on startup, coolant loss - fuel sitting in intake valve port

Hi all,

I've got a 3-year old 950SM with 15k miles on it.

Recently it has taken to producing a billow of white smoke on startup from cold. This smoke just lasts for a couple of seconds. It...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-26-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,264
Posted By Tobers
Excellent guide even without the pics. Did my...

Excellent guide even without the pics. Did my jets in about 2 hours.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-26-2007, 02:50 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 109,692
Posted By Tobers
1190 Supermoto - Yes please!!!!

1190 Supermoto - Yes please!!!!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2007, 08:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,886
Posted By Tobers
I imagine that the bolt got loose, worked its way...

I imagine that the bolt got loose, worked its way out a bit, and the head was then sheared off when it rotated against the inside of the clutch cover (which I recall has ridges on the inside).

I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-25-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By Tobers
Hmmm....I cant see how it would be the clutch if...

Hmmm....I cant see how it would be the clutch if it is restricted to a single gear. The clutch engages/disengages exactly the same regardless of which gear you are in - it's just a rod which pushed...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-16-2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By Tobers
Just done this myself this evening. There is...

Just done this myself this evening.

There is a friction plate with a larger inner diameter than the others. This goes in first as the dished "washer" fits inside it. Then steel, then friction etc...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-11-2007, 02:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,071
Posted By Tobers
In the glovebox for me too. Never had any...

In the glovebox for me too. Never had any difficulty getting to it on the move, just make sure you done have papers or other stuff in there that can get blown out as you ride along.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-17-2007, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By Tobers
Rear brake - what rear brake? It's worse than my...

Rear brake - what rear brake? It's worse than my Aprilia RSV.

Mine is going in to Tricounty next Friday for a replacement.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-05-2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 72,185
Posted By Tobers
Bollocks! Slave cylinder failed today (19k...

Bollocks! Slave cylinder failed today (19k miles). I ordered a replacement by phone from my KTM dealer whilst sitting at the roadside waiting for a pal to arrive with some spare fluid. Got home. Read...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-03-2007, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By Tobers
It's not a matter of needing more power, its a...

It's not a matter of needing more power, its a matter of wanting it :D

Looks like this one wont get off the drawing board.

Now how about KTM Adv suspension on the Aprilia!!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-03-2007, 05:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By Tobers
I dont find the clutch very heavy at all on mine....

I dont find the clutch very heavy at all on mine. so could live with it. Fuel consumption - no probs :D

However, if the Mille engine dimensions are that much bigger it's clearly a non-starter. I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-03-2007, 05:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By Tobers
I did fix the grabbing problem, but not sure...

I did fix the grabbing problem, but not sure which of these things made the real difference:

1) replaced the friction plates with new ones
2) replaced that grooved steel plate
3) soaked all...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-03-2007, 03:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By Tobers
Having read up on this considerably, and taken my...

Having read up on this considerably, and taken my clutch to bits to replace the friction plates and cure the jerkyness when cold, my take is as follows.

The inner steel plate has a large diameter...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-03-2007, 03:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By Tobers
Try swapping the cans around so the unsightly...

Try swapping the cans around so the unsightly splodges are facing inwards under the bike rather than outwards.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-03-2007, 03:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By Tobers
Aprilia RSV engine into a KTM Adv?

Hi all,

I'm lucky enough to have both a KTM 950 Adv S and an Aprilia RSV Mille. It struck me when riding the Mille into work this morning how awesome the KTM would be with the Mille engine in it. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2007, 03:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,837
Posted By Tobers
Hi everyone, Please dont ride with baffles...

Hi everyone,

Please dont ride with baffles out. Noisy bikes are the #1 source of annoyance for many people, who respond by getting speed cameras set up in their villages, get speed limits reduced...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-06-2007, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By Tobers
If its a valve clearance service (the big one)...

If its a valve clearance service (the big one) then it will be around £350 to £400.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,614
Posted By Tobers
Well done! For suspension, get your manual...

Well done!

For suspension, get your manual out and set everything to "soft". Then try it again. Use that as a starting point. You will likely find that the front benefits from being a bit firmer...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-24-2007, 03:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 812
Posted By Tobers
Another HID fitted. Now blind.

Jeez that thing is bright. DO NOT LOOK AT YOUR HID TO SEE HOW BRIGHT IT IS!

A chap on UKGSer had a spare H7 Bosch HID for sale. I snapped it up pronto and fitted it this morning. Fitting took an...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-17-2007, 03:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,297
Posted By Tobers
Never liked Colin Collins anyway. Not surprised...

Never liked Colin Collins anyway. Not surprised they've gone titsup.

Sorry you've lost your cash (possibly). What on earth were you doing putting half the cash down? I do max £100 - never any...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,766
Posted By Tobers
Dude!

Dude!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2007, 05:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,766
Posted By Tobers
See - I knew it would be worth it! Pilot -...

See - I knew it would be worth it!

Pilot - can you describe the fitting process? Looks like you replace the whole throttle grip.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-04-2007, 05:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By Tobers
I think it will be tricky to remove the GO!!!!!...

I think it will be tricky to remove the GO!!!!! stickers as they are under the lacquer.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-02-2007, 08:01 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,766
Posted By Tobers
See the link to the UKKTM thread in the top post....

See the link to the UKKTM thread in the top post. Obviously its a work-around but if it works then happy days.

Personally I've got the superior 950 so not troubled by these things :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-02-2007, 08:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,766
Posted By Tobers
Another couple of pics: ...

Another couple of pics:

http://www.g2ergo.com/siteimages/camh200.jpg

http://www.g2ergo.com/siteimages/camh050.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-02-2007, 07:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,766
Posted By Tobers
Different throttle cam for KTM Adv (esp 990!)

Picked this up from the UK KTM Forum on this thread: http://ktmforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=5866

There are different throttle cams for the Adv. For the 990 specifically, these are claimed to fix...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2006, 08:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,782
Posted By Tobers
Get a KTM get a KTM get a KTM get a KTM get a KTM...

Get a KTM get a KTM get a KTM get a KTM get a KTM get a KTM get a KTM get a KTM get a KTM get a KTM get a KTM get a KTM get a KTM get a KTM get a KTM get a KTM get a KTM get a KTM get a KTM get a KTM...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-15-2006, 08:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,517
Posted By Tobers
If someone screws it up you can just revert it to...

If someone screws it up you can just revert it to the previous version in about 10 seconds.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2006, 08:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,517
Posted By Tobers
Yep - if you've got any knowledge just type it...

Yep - if you've got any knowledge just type it in. I put up some subject titles just to get things going.

Aside from filling mine up with petrol, I'm fairly useless so I'm looking forward to a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2006, 06:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,517
Posted By Tobers
Wow - the first wikipedia contribution has...

Wow - the first wikipedia contribution has already happened. Cool.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2006, 02:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,517
Posted By Tobers
Actually, I just created a Wikipedia page just...

Actually, I just created a Wikipedia page just for us;

It is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KTM_Adventure

It is linked to from the main KTM page here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KTM
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2006, 02:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,517
Posted By Tobers
Gents, how about creating a Wikipedia section and...

Gents, how about creating a Wikipedia section and putting the FAQ in there - it provides a rather more suitable interface for what you are trying to do (i.e. store & retrieve reference material)...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-03-2006, 03:24 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 452,549
Posted By Tobers
Just found this thread - excellent stuff. I've...

Just found this thread - excellent stuff. I've got a few old pics from the BMW offroad course in Wales for you.

The MCN journalist who was road testing this new R1200GS wished he hadn't let one of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-29-2006, 03:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,084
Posted By Tobers
Sorry to be dim, but I didn't think UK bikes had...

Sorry to be dim, but I didn't think UK bikes had any of this stuff on them. Which solenoids are you referring to?

Ta
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