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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-01-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,808
Posted By Blackalac
Hey Chuck, How about some documentation of your...

Hey Chuck,
How about some documentation of your suspension work.

I have a vacuum pump and nitrogen from refrigeration work, in Rochester if you want to recharge your rear shock. I think Racetec...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Blackalac
When I played with airhead BMWs those screws were...

When I played with airhead BMWs those screws were distorted(staked, peaned) after installation to not allow them to unscrew. I assume this is standard industry practice
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-09-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,358
Posted By Blackalac
When the bike is running and the battery is fully...

When the bike is running and the battery is fully charged, the battery knows nothing about what the bike's load and the alternator charging rate is. The current to operate the bike flows from the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-09-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,593
Posted By Blackalac
You would like to know the voltage drop in the...

You would like to know the voltage drop in the wires and relays from the battery to the starter both on the positive and negative while starting. This should be much less than 1 volt.

connect...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-05-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,885
Posted By Blackalac
I like some impact on the heads of the bolts...

I like some impact on the heads of the bolts before you attempt to loosen them. A brass rod hit with a hammer works well. The brass rod will deform not the bolt heads
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-11-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,542
Posted By Blackalac
Old thread I have a 2003 registered as 2004...

Old thread

I have a 2003 registered as 2004 grey/black 950 Adventure.

I was potentially going to do some cold weather riding, and ordered the carb heater kit. It appears that my carbs were not...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-26-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By Blackalac
Mine lasted a week, then I cut them out.

Mine lasted a week, then I cut them out.
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,091
Posted By Blackalac
Has anybody gone down in kevlar lined pants? ...

Has anybody gone down in kevlar lined pants?

I did a long slide in denim jeans and had a lot of road rash on my knees.

I wonder how much better off I am with kevlar. I currently have AGV...
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,826
Posted By Blackalac
Guide for a spindle shaper. My shop needs...

Guide for a spindle shaper.

My shop needs cleaning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-02-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,792
Posted By Blackalac
I'm very appreciative of The Adventure Rider...

I'm very appreciative of The Adventure Rider Forums.

That said I would like to see the split between 950/990 and 1190/1290
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-27-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,338
Posted By Blackalac
I had a problem with vacuum lines disconnected...

I had a problem with vacuum lines disconnected that sounds like your problem.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-20-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By Blackalac
Check to see if the carbs are in completely in...

Check to see if the carbs are in completely in their boots.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,403
Posted By Blackalac
Hey Chuckracer How many meters of snow do...

Hey Chuckracer

How many meters of snow do you have in Lowville?

Yes a ride in the spring would be great
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,403
Posted By Blackalac
Hi Grundy, I purchased my 2004 950 from...

Hi Grundy,

I purchased my 2004 950 from O'neils September do 2011 for $7.500.00. I would think Bill could and would order in another 1190 for you. Was the bike you wanted the dealer bike he rode...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,006
Posted By Blackalac
Try to power the starter from another battery...

Try to power the starter from another battery that you know works

Bring it over to my house I'll help you with it:)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,006
Posted By Blackalac
Try to power the starter from another battery...

Try to power the starter from another battery that you know works
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,006
Posted By Blackalac
The first thing I would do is: attach a voltmeter...

The first thing I would do is: attach a voltmeter between ground and the output of the starter relay and watch the voltage drop on a start attempt. If it drops to less than 10 volts then follow the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-24-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By Blackalac
It's no larger. Just anodized aluminum

It's no larger. Just anodized aluminum
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-24-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 138,903
Posted By Blackalac
Beforehttp://sweetdave.smugmug.com/Other/KTM-950/i...

Beforehttp://sweetdave.smugmug.com/Other/KTM-950/i-K4wSBRx/0/L/DSC00067-L.jpg

After

http://sweetdave.smugmug.com/Other/KTM-950/i-Cfqs6MW/0/L/IMG_1216-L.jpg

Can I get a set of graphics for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-11-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11,622
Views: 2,504,809
Posted By Blackalac
I changed the plastics to a set of plastics I...

I changed the plastics to a set of plastics I purchased from Dune. No longer grey! The Graphics are nice Crispy Designs.

Old Plastics
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-09-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By Blackalac
I think you will find a unsealed vacuum hose. I...

I think you will find a unsealed vacuum hose. I had the same situation.

If I recall it is the one that goes to the canister
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-25-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By Blackalac
So I would need these three parts also? ...

So I would need these three parts also?

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-25-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By Blackalac
Glovebox Question

I have a 2003 950 Adventure with silver and black plastics.

I have a new set of black plastics thanks to Dune and would like to perhaps fit a new style glovebox, 2009 or later, and keep the full...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-17-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,054
Posted By Blackalac
+1

+1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,437
Posted By Blackalac
The lighter chain and rear sprocket reduces...

The lighter chain and rear sprocket reduces unsprung weight
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-06-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,857
Posted By Blackalac
Modify a Snow Plow set up to hold the bike

Modify a Snow Plow set up to hold the bike
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-06-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,641
Posted By Blackalac
If you must put it on the center stand, bring a...

If you must put it on the center stand, bring a small piece of 3/4" plywood. Roll the front wheel on to the plywood and the bid goes up on the center stand much easier
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-20-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,397
Posted By Blackalac
Walter I did the Bean conversion on my 950. ...

Walter

I did the Bean conversion on my 950. I assumed I had a problem as the fuel pump did not make the same sound as before. I allowed the bike to idle for a period of time and it did not run...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-11-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,568
Posted By Blackalac
I just had a 150- 18 mounted on the rear of my...

I just had a 150- 18 mounted on the rear of my 2004 950. the tire was spin balanced and needed 3 oz of weight. The Scorp that was on previously needed 1 oz on the opposite side. How are you...
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,616
Posted By Blackalac
How about placing the sinking floats in a bag of...

How about placing the sinking floats in a bag of white rice for a few days and see if they still sink. If they don't, all for the good.

I'm finding ethanol free gas is easier to find these days
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-01-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By Blackalac
I also upgraded the head nutss on my 2004 950. I...

I also upgraded the head nutss on my 2004 950. I ordered the new nuts and realized they did not come with washers. I went to my local hardware store and purchased matching hardened washers and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-21-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By Blackalac
Open the air box and disconnect one fuel line,...

Open the air box and disconnect one fuel line, front carb works well. Turn on the ignition and look for flow out of the disconnected line. Turn off the ignition.

Consider installing a Dr Bean...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-09-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,600
Posted By Blackalac
The motion pro 20mm 1.5 pitch is $9.95. Here ...

The motion pro 20mm 1.5 pitch is $9.95. Here

http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/08-0085/
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-07-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,419
Posted By Blackalac
I purchased a 2004 KTM 950 with 1750 miles on it...

I purchased a 2004 KTM 950 with 1750 miles on it for $6,500.00 in October of 2011 it now has 14,000 miles on which included a period of 3 months after my crash during which I was not allowed to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-07-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,419
Posted By Blackalac
Up until I hit a deer with my R1150r a year and a...

Up until I hit a deer with my R1150r a year and a half ago I was a BMW guy. I had the R and and a 1978 R100/7. My question was a real question and Hamish gave me a real answer. I'm currently...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-04-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,419
Posted By Blackalac
I don't mean to be rude but with all the fork...

I don't mean to be rude but with all the fork changes why not purchase a Ktm?
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4,903
Views: 3,408,907
Posted By Blackalac
Do you think the Fordson Snow Motor is OSHA...

Do you think the Fordson Snow Motor is OSHA approved?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-11-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,682
Posted By Blackalac
Baruch haba

Baruch haba
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-03-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,437
Posted By Blackalac
I had carbon steel rotors on my Laverda SF2 1976...

I had carbon steel rotors on my Laverda SF2 1976 perhaps. I remember how great they were in the wet compared to the stainless rotors on all my bikes since then.

But boy did they rust, and leave...
Forum: The Garage 10-04-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By Blackalac
Btu=1.08*cfm*temperature difference

Btu=1.08*cfm*temperature difference
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