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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-16-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By markie_wales
Rinse with water, dry for a couple of days, then...

Rinse with water, dry for a couple of days, then Methylated Spirit. It'll aid cleaning and combines with any odd drops of water remaining.

Cheers

Markie
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-14-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,042
Posted By markie_wales
I've got Rox risers and a HDB top clamp and hand...

I've got Rox risers and a HDB top clamp and hand guards. Measure up the distance between the Rox bolts, email hdb and they will send a top plate of the right size - I did not need to mod my clamps.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-16-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,338
Posted By markie_wales
UHD and ride home afterwards with it still...

UHD and ride home afterwards with it still inflated - saved me a hell of a lot of hassle. UHD fan here in Chateaux Wales!!

http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n520/markie_wales/misc/rim.jpg
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-10-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By markie_wales
heh - I see a new business opportunity for...

heh - I see a new business opportunity for myself.Lend me your bike for the day, give me petrol money and cover my expenses plus some cash in hand, and I'll rag your bike through all the mud./dust I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-08-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By markie_wales
Well on the SE the mounts on the bars are both...

Well on the SE the mounts on the bars are both normally threaded. I do seem to remember that the boss that goes into that has one reverse thread on the top of it.

Cheers

Markie
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-07-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By markie_wales
This ^. Get the brass fitting back in and...

This ^.

Get the brass fitting back in and stuck, then get some form of plastic hose clamped on it.

Cheers

Markie
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-20-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By markie_wales
as above - from the rear: ...

as above - from the rear:

http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n520/markie_wales/misc/IMAG0104_zps2aee37d8.jpg

can't get good light but you can see the bracket on the H-pipe hat it bolts to:
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By markie_wales
Choice :) Not that I would ever forget to...

Choice :) Not that I would ever forget to reconnect the dry break fuel connector after fitting a Dr Beans and after the bike died after 15 seconds, spend 10 mins working out what was wrong. No, not...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,844
Posted By markie_wales
This but a) I like to travel as light as...

This but

a) I like to travel as light as possible, no "extras" that I haven't used before on a trip "just in case".
b) my mate and I share tools / tubes etc to cut down on duplication
c) We use...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,598
Posted By markie_wales
Washed or got the switch area wet lately? Fill...

Washed or got the switch area wet lately? Fill with wd40, dry, repeat. If right works and left doesn't I'd be looking at the switch. Better still if you have access to someone's switch, try changing...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-26-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,670
Posted By markie_wales
> Unfortunately it suffers from the same weak...

> Unfortunately it suffers from the same weak idle and low RPM issues as all other modern fuel injected bikes.

Do you suffer from this? If so then carry on reading.

> The bike is delivered...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-18-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
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Views: 745
Posted By markie_wales
One for fun, one for best/touring. And no, I...

One for fun, one for best/touring. And no, I don't have any more spare parts lying around for your new one :)

Cheers

Markie
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-16-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,205
Posted By markie_wales
If the tube is a write of, I'd get to it with a...

If the tube is a write of, I'd get to it with a Stanley knife (craft knife I think is the US terminology). Try and cut the tube in half then pull it out along it's length. If too much resistance to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-01-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 12,007
Views: 2,636,057
Posted By markie_wales
New in-tank fuel filter for the Safari tank...

New in-tank fuel filter for the Safari tank (950SE). Also lock wired the rear brake height adjuster cam on. Last time the sacrificial bolt went luckily the cam wedged in and I saved it, but could...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-27-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By markie_wales
OK - thought you meant connect them directly. We...

OK - thought you meant connect them directly. We agree - but wouldn't bother re-wiring personally :)

cheers

Markie
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-27-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By markie_wales
Wouldn't this leave the heaters on permanently,...

Wouldn't this leave the heaters on permanently, draining the battery when the ignition is off?

I'd leave them with the stock wiring so they only come on when the temps drop (if the same as the SE)...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-27-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By markie_wales
I've had a failed heater which caused horrible...

I've had a failed heater which caused horrible running in the UK during cold AND damp conditions. Mine basically broke off (so effectively not there). There are no other systems checking they are...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-13-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12,007
Views: 2,636,057
Posted By markie_wales
drilled out the "sacrificial" bolt that holds the...

drilled out the "sacrificial" bolt that holds the rear brake pedal height adjuster/cam on the SuperEnduro. Dropped the bike while on holiday and the bolt snapped (2nd time in 4 years). They seem to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By markie_wales
Hi Ata, yeah the memories of being bored...

Hi Ata,

yeah the memories of being bored senseless in Burgos are beginning to fade already, and some of the really good riding taking over, so will do something next year, but might be a bit...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-13-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 1,846,602
Posted By markie_wales
couple of pics from this years "non trouble free"...

couple of pics from this years "non trouble free" ride report :) (RR link http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1014855 )
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By markie_wales
The Split Rubber Tour (KTM 950 SE and BMW800gs in Spain)

Before any of you get any ideas, no the “split rubber” tour title does not refer to a) a trail of Spanish Senoritas now impregnated, b) any particular form of “interesting” dress we may have gone out...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-02-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 2,606
Views: 364,041
Posted By markie_wales
How's the radiator? Once a year I need to sit n...

How's the radiator? Once a year I need to sit n front of the bike, on a chair, with a hose, a tooth brush and a cup of tea (or can of beer) for 30 mins and clean out all the mud in the lower-central...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 463
Posted By markie_wales
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-22-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By markie_wales
I just bent the spring a little more to add some...

I just bent the spring a little more to add some extra pressure, been fine since.

Cheers

Markie
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-29-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 1,846,602
Posted By markie_wales
Yup - love it, so more open to ride the trails...

Yup - love it, so more open to ride the trails than the UK



Kinda due south from Santander, but East of Bourges & Madrid, ending near Albacete, then up to Zaragoza, and then head back to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-28-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 1,846,602
Posted By markie_wales
Looking good. I'm down to Santander in 2 1/2...

Looking good. I'm down to Santander in 2 1/2 weeks then heading south. Hoping the conditions are still that nice :D

cheers

Markie
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-27-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 2,606
Views: 364,041
Posted By markie_wales
This. Used some medium strength tread lock. Been...

This. Used some medium strength tread lock. Been OK now for ~1 year.

cheers

Markie
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-21-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,865
Posted By markie_wales
KTM "Hi KTM tech support, how can I help?" ...

KTM "Hi KTM tech support, how can I help?"
Owner "I have a 990 Adv"
KTM "OK"
Owner "I am having problems with my rear brake"
KTM "You already said that"

:D

Same when I had my '06 990 ADV -...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-17-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,358
Posted By markie_wales
I've never done this. No always the quick...

I've never done this. No always the quick disconnect has been properly re-connected. I'd never take the SE tank off again because I didn't get the quick connect fastened properly. No idea what you...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-25-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,516
Posted By markie_wales
And N = W - 1, where W is the number of bikes...

And N = W - 1, where W is the number of bikes that will make you wife leave you.

Cheers

Markie
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-15-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 2,606
Views: 364,041
Posted By markie_wales
Where the boss is on the base at the top of the...

Where the boss is on the base at the top of the rubber loop - mine has a double sided "hook" the band loops round. Looks like has been take off this one.

Not near my bike but will try and take a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,368
Posted By markie_wales
Yeah I was thinking that, I used to have an Adv...

Yeah I was thinking that, I used to have an Adv and became less badass by getting an SE :D they've probably never heard of it, or don't think their readers have!!!!

Cheers

Markie
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,974
Posted By markie_wales
We must indeed :D Cheers Markie

We must indeed :D

Cheers

Markie
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,974
Posted By markie_wales
I used to have an 06 Adv and switched to an SE....

I used to have an 06 Adv and switched to an SE. For my riding ability/where I ride, both the Adv and SE are very similar although I'd say the SE edges it off road and the Adv on road. On the Adv, FI...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-09-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By markie_wales
This is what I did with a mate's SE, doubt the...

This is what I did with a mate's SE, doubt the Adv is different.

Best way to check if it's the clutch switch is follow the wire down to the connector, split the connector and then jump the pins...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-08-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 1,846,602
Posted By markie_wales
Few from a recent trip in France/Spain. ...

Few from a recent trip in France/Spain.

http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n520/markie_wales/bike%20hol%202013-09/DSC00550_zps789719e4.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 594
Posted By markie_wales
Pick a country, any country, don't tell me which one it is..

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-05-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By markie_wales
Excellent - glad it helped, and agree on the...

Excellent - glad it helped, and agree on the proximity to the sub frame.

Off to buy myself a London Pride tonight :D

Cheers

Markie
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-03-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By markie_wales
KMC Glad it was of some use. The pressure...

KMC

Glad it was of some use. The pressure switch is in effect the bolt that goes through the banjo bolt on top of the master cylinder. It has the wire coming out of the m/c as part of it. Easy to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-03-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 21,341
Posted By markie_wales
Went back with a hand winch :D ...

Went back with a hand winch :D


http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n520/markie_wales/misc/27072008004Small_zps37038f3d.jpg

cheers

Markie
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