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Forum: Orange Crush Today, 03:41 AM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 354,216
Posted By tinwelp
Thanks Rattis, but no need to be overwhelmed. ...

Thanks Rattis, but no need to be overwhelmed. The hardest part of any job like this is having the imagination needed to conceive a solution. A few machine-tool toys are essential too, but the rest...
Forum: Some Assembly Required Today, 01:12 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 26,669
Posted By tinwelp
Gregor, very very nice. Now go out and destroy...

Gregor,
very very nice. Now go out and destroy those "chicken strips"... there's way too much tread on those tyres!
Cheers... Paul
Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 354,216
Posted By tinwelp
Throttle linkage

Hello all,
I needed to take the tank off for some further modifications, so I took the opportunity to show you the throttle linkage I mentioned a little while ago. Sorry for the iPhone pictures......
Forum: Orange Crush 07-24-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By tinwelp
Interesting video... and in my opinion the front...

Interesting video... and in my opinion the front carb, as demonstrated and described to have the "old good diaphragm", is NOT correct. There absolutely should be some 'damping' as you describe. For...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,024
Posted By tinwelp
The KTM racks work very well and are not too...

The KTM racks work very well and are not too expensive. They're not exactly light, but I ran the stock exhausts with cats for a while without any problems, even in 45C heat.

Removing the cats...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By tinwelp
Not at all obvious, but I'd suggest it's not...

Not at all obvious, but I'd suggest it's not related to your R/R. Sounds more like it could be an intermittent wiring problem or most likely a fuel pump issue.

Are you running the original pump?...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By tinwelp
Is the oil light issue after refilling with...

Is the oil light issue after refilling with coolant? If it is, it is most probably the typical coolant in the oil problem. Only in your case, running it without coolant has blown the head...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-02-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 354,216
Posted By tinwelp
Yes, completely correct; it's an ITG filter. Buy...

Yes, completely correct; it's an ITG filter. Buy them from a car motorsports shop and you shouldn't have any difficulty finding what you need.

I'm in France, and I've repeatedly found it's better...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-01-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 354,216
Posted By tinwelp
Gregor, cables... yes, the same rigmarole was...

Gregor,
cables... yes, the same rigmarole was needed for me, but as I'd made a linkage between the carbs at least I only had one pair of cables to modify.

For the cable mount on the front carb, I...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By tinwelp
Where are you now? If you're heading East along...

Where are you now? If you're heading East along the Med coast, I could possibly help.

I'm in Fayence, about 50km in-land from St. Tropez. I'm away this weekend, but any other time I'd happily...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-25-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 23,289
Posted By tinwelp
Or better yet, make the spacers 7.5mm and they'll...

Or better yet, make the spacers 7.5mm and they'll fit correctly! :D

Not sure why KTM did this on the SD, but they do indeed use the same calipers and a spacer as stock.

Good luck!

Cheers......
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 354,216
Posted By tinwelp
Hi Gregor, I'll take you up on this... but it...

Hi Gregor,
I'll take you up on this... but it will need to wait until the end of the summer to be practical. It's just too hot here until at least September to need much of any choke. It's part of...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-24-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 354,216
Posted By tinwelp
Ha! That's almost funny, because I've just...

Ha!
That's almost funny, because I've just finished this...

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb457/Paul_Tinwell/KTM950SM%20carb%20mods/DSC04156.jpg

The fit is not perfect, and the welding...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-23-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,232
Posted By tinwelp
All, I've worked in the Auto industry for a...

All,
I've worked in the Auto industry for a very long while, chiefly R&D. I've never worked specifically with a bike company, BUT if I was to suggest to the production engineers of any of the...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-23-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 615
Posted By tinwelp
Probably the easiest and most reliable fix is to...

Probably the easiest and most reliable fix is to just replace it. Surely it's not that expensive? Or do you just need a solution now?

I'd try common liquid Cyanoacrylate (super-glue), mixed with...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-22-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,348
Posted By tinwelp
, what Dusty just said, but also consider...

,
what Dusty just said, but also consider both of your suggested locations are after joints in the pipework. In my experience there's a big potential for measurement errors unless the sealing at...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-22-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By tinwelp
Very difficult to be sure without a soundtrack,...

Very difficult to be sure without a soundtrack, but what you describe is pretty much exactly what I'd expect from the drive-chain.

Learn to avoid lugging the engine. It's MUCH happier spinning up...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-18-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 972
Posted By tinwelp
OD, I'm easily confused! An excellent find...

OD, I'm easily confused!

An excellent find on SD.net... and a much better job of writing-up than I would have done!

As I was converting an SM to take the SD cluster it was a little more...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-17-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 972
Posted By tinwelp
OD, I didn't respond after looking because it...

OD,
I didn't respond after looking because it wasn't clear to me what you were trying to do. Do all of the 990s not have the same instruments? Sorry for my ignorance.

Some years ago I replaced...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-15-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By tinwelp
keener, my suggested order of preference for...

keener,
my suggested order of preference for your repair is:


find a better radiator repair place! This should pose little or no problem to an experienced welder.
Brazing with one of the...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-15-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,550
Posted By tinwelp
I agree with Sumi, your 'jumping chain' is pretty...

I agree with Sumi, your 'jumping chain' is pretty much as to be expected. However, towards the end of your video when you open throttle a bit, it absolutely does not sound correct. To me it sounds...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-13-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,550
Posted By tinwelp
... flippin' dastardly thing...

I'm very late to the party here, and I'm very sure your problem has been fixed by the excellent input from the usual crowd, but I've got to know if this was a Freudian-slip of some sort or a typo.? ...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-11-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,683
Posted By tinwelp
6mm and 8mm ID respectively to be exact, but...

6mm and 8mm ID respectively to be exact, but you're close enough!

Cheers... Paul
Forum: Orange Crush 06-11-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By tinwelp
Yes, absolutely. Despite the silly cost of...

Yes, absolutely. Despite the silly cost of Akra's, they're not indestructible, and they do need servicing! I believe Akra sell a specific repacking kit to ease the pain (or maybe induce more,...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-03-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By tinwelp
... as an afterthought

Probably worth checking there's no underlying issue that may be causing your clutch to overheat. Have you checked your clutch jet??

Cheers... Paul
Forum: Orange Crush 06-03-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By tinwelp
Oil residue?

I've never seen this on a bike clutch before, but it looks remarkably similar to an issue that was seen a lot on cylinder heads, especially of cars. The problem was oil-operating temperature related...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-01-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By tinwelp
I believe the screws must be ferromagnetic for...

I believe the screws must be ferromagnetic for the Hall effect sensor to work correctly... that is they can be attracted by a magnet, or have a magnetic permeability greater than unity. If you've...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-22-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,958
Posted By tinwelp
Impeller?

H2W has likely hit the nail here: have you checked to see the pump impeller is intact, engaged with its shaft correctly and the shaft turns with the engine?

The radiator is getting hot, so your...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-19-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,165
Posted By tinwelp
Ask a thousand people and get a thousand answers...

Wow, who would have thought there's so much variation of opinion on how to look after your chain!? Some of it I agree with, a lot of it makes me cringe...

I've never owned a shaft-drive bike...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-06-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,416
Posted By tinwelp
Borescope...

There are very cheap USB endoscopes available on ebay these days. Likely to be as nasty as they are cheap, they'll certainly be better than hunting around in the dark. Once you know what you're...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-24-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By tinwelp
Just a wild guess, but I suggest maybe he made...

Just a wild guess, but I suggest maybe he made them himself? Seems an obvious solution if there's nothing available on the market...
Cheers... Paul
Forum: Orange Crush 04-09-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 354,216
Posted By tinwelp
Slider, the K&Ns without Chris' velocity stacks...

Slider,
the K&Ns without Chris' velocity stacks fit the SM without problems. The larger filters needed for the velocity stacks can be made to fit the SM with a little 'reshaping' (the top of rear...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-07-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 354,216
Posted By tinwelp
Hey Pete, point me at this please? This...

Hey Pete,
point me at this please?

This winter has seen the partial completion of just that on my bike: FCR 39s, a proper throttle linkage, a single set of push-pull throttle cables on the front...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-07-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,635
Posted By tinwelp
kamanya, I'll state the obvious first because I...

kamanya,
I'll state the obvious first because I must be missing something: buy a replacement!

As you've resurrected this thread I guess you have FCRs. Is that correct? Well, can Sudco not help...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-01-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By tinwelp
... But it's just a baby! You'd have had to have...

... But it's just a baby! You'd have had to have been doing very bad things to your battery to kill it in such a short time!!

My 2006 950SM clock was never accurate. I replaced the instruments...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-21-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,539
Posted By tinwelp
Which is also a very good question, the answer to...

Which is also a very good question, the answer to which needs to be weighed against the difficulty of achieving the objective!


Spoke nipple heads are designed to move ever so slightly in their...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-21-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,539
Posted By tinwelp
Yascher, ANYTHING is likely possible if you...

Yascher, ANYTHING is likely possible if you really really want it! Don't be so defeatist.

Hubilado, to answer your question directly, the only real issue, other than disc spacing and diameter,...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-16-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By tinwelp
NGK CR8EK is a twin ground electrode plug; CR8E...

NGK CR8EK is a twin ground electrode plug; CR8E is a single overhead ground electrode. Or at least they should be according to the catalogues.

They're both a pretty basic plug and you can (at...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-01-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,613
Posted By tinwelp
You could do worse than than take a peek at...

You could do worse than than take a peek at Gregor's thread... you'll need a few days spare to read it all, but there's a lot of very interesting information in there.

If you've not the time,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-16-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 23,289
Posted By tinwelp
OD, why fabricate an oil tank? The standard SM...

OD, why fabricate an oil tank? The standard SM oil tank is mounted pretty much where you intend to install your custom tank. I'm all for doing stuff "just because", but why reinvent the wheel when...
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