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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-08-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,731
Posted By thugdog
Purchase price is the LEAST important factor to...

Purchase price is the LEAST important factor to scrutinize when considering any pseudo-unfamiliar, decade-old vehicle that you plan to straddle on a busy highway or remote gravel road...imho, price...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,170
Posted By thugdog
fwiw In 2003 and 2004, KTM didn't include...

fwiw

In 2003 and 2004, KTM didn't include a centerstand as stock equipment on my original 950S......it was explained as being race-ready...i had to wait months, do some research, and finally...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-01-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By thugdog
ride it. ~

ride it.





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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-14-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,282
Posted By thugdog
An oldie, but a goodie.

Eight years ago, this forum shared how a pesky neutral was most often due to the OIL JET...perhaps it's clogged (or perhaps modified too large)?

Both, too much and too little oil FLOW can cause...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-26-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,841
Posted By thugdog
Dealerships SELL bikes. KTM fitted a mirror...

Dealerships SELL bikes.

KTM fitted a mirror to each bike.

Dealerships are best left in that mirror.


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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-25-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,841
Posted By thugdog
What is a dealership? ~

What is a dealership?




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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-23-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,023
Posted By thugdog
decisions of passion often ignore the money ...

decisions of passion often ignore the money


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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-19-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By thugdog
Bluhduh i wouldn't attempt to run it again until...

i wouldn't attempt to run it again until eyeballing your stator...maybe its bolts never got the "Loctite 648" service TSB performed.


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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-17-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,635
Posted By thugdog
+1 KTM's fuel crossover TSB still seems...

+1


KTM's fuel crossover TSB still seems like a solution looking for a problem.

I've seen only one 950 with that crossover TSB performed, which created a fingertip-sized hole in each tank. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-01-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,341
Posted By thugdog
2003 Orange 950S, with well over 100K miles. No...

2003 Orange 950S, with well over 100K miles. No issues. I have done a few preemptive elective surgeries (all the usual suspects), but only out of curiosity while apart for oil changes and overhead...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-20-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,051
Posted By thugdog
Yes and no. Yes: grocery store mineral oil...

Yes and no.

Yes: grocery store mineral oil works just fine in KTM and its aftermarket clutch actuators (and on dry babies, too).

No: for our bikes (and babies) i avoid "Baby Oil" which often...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-12-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By thugdog
Question "Normal" is a function of random variables on a...

"Normal" is a function of random variables on a 950.

What if you ignore that initial dip, and just ride her??


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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-08-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By thugdog
A surgeon stitched some tweezers inside my chest...

A surgeon stitched some tweezers inside my chest a few years ago...looked plenty stupid on the x-ray two weeks later.

From your description, you likely did leave something inside. Red rags are ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-06-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By thugdog
I clean it without removal using various metal...

I clean it without removal using various metal pokers, etc.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=site%3Aadvrider.com+orange+crush+oil+jet


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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,794
Posted By thugdog
Wasn't there a Technical Service Bulletin about...

Wasn't there a Technical Service Bulletin about securing these bolts specifically using Loctite 648?



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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-15-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,880
Posted By thugdog
As one intrepid family man to another, my...

As one intrepid family man to another, my satellite phone is always the first item i pack:

www.satellitephonesdirect.com



~no affiliation~
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-28-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,557
Posted By thugdog
Glad you caught it. Most of us prefer using...

Glad you caught it.

Most of us prefer using Google's search, with syntax as follows:

site:advrider.com word1 word2 word3 (and so on)

Example:
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-24-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,280
Posted By thugdog
" if it ain't broken, don't fix it " ...

" if it ain't broken, don't fix it "



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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,241
Posted By thugdog
I have a few pieces of titanium fabric...

I have a few pieces of titanium fabric strategically wrapped to reduce heat under the seat, secured with stainless zipties...notably cooler, no worries:
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,489
Posted By thugdog
+1 for TIME-SERT® i like their flange which...

+1 for TIME-SERT®

i like their flange which prevents winding down into repaired hole


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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-15-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,547
Posted By thugdog
Assuming she ran fine immediately prior to...

Assuming she ran fine immediately prior to servicing...

Spark plug(s) cracked or wireboot(s) not seated.

Fuel pressure too high.

Fuel pressure too low.

Lacquer in carburetors.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,356
Posted By thugdog
You seem very emphatic about 40F, so perhaps it's...

You seem very emphatic about 40F, so perhaps it's worth a few minutes to confirm Air Temperature Sensor impedance is linear through that range...

Using +4.4C and interpolating with KTM's data for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By thugdog
If your recently-dropped 950 hasn't had a...

If your recently-dropped 950 hasn't had a Canisterectomy yet, now would seem like a good time to perform one.


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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-22-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,387
Posted By thugdog
Front cyl misfire...crankcase vent soup? ...

Front cyl misfire...crankcase vent soup?



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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-21-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,731
Posted By thugdog
:deal TSB 0749 ...

:deal TSB 0749

http://cpmodem.smugmug.com/gallery/2529765_MRKpm#!i=132944527&k=PppNc (http://cpmodem.smugmug.com/gallery/2529765_MRKpm#%21i=132944527&k=PppNc)

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-19-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,424
Posted By thugdog
First item on my prep list is always my Iridium...

First item on my prep list is always my Iridium Extreme 9575 satellite phone with GPS tracking. My old body and bike have our limitations...it does not.

2004 KTM 950S with 106,082 miles and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-10-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By thugdog
Talking How much do you weigh now?? .

How much do you weigh now??

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-25-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,881
Posted By thugdog
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=motorcycl...

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=motorcycle+tire+pressure+monitor&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=8168112182349800801&sa=X&ei=fbp_TsXsBrCGsA...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-22-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,635
Posted By thugdog
more cow bell

almost any good bikecover works wonders to both discourage and prevent theft...i have a wrench ziptied dangling within my cover resting against the frame near the alarm sensor. Triggers better than...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-19-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,089
Posted By thugdog
Sweeeet ! Which size rims are those, and/or...

Sweeeet !

Which size rims are those, and/or perhaps a detailed parts list ?


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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-24-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By thugdog
dash 21 ~

dash 21


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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-17-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By thugdog
yes. works as advertised. ~

yes. works as advertised.


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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-13-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,170
Posted By thugdog
heat gun, wiggle, repeat... ~

heat gun, wiggle, repeat...


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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-12-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By thugdog
Question blockage

It's worth a glance, as you wouldn't be the first to leave packing material inside new muffler...paper, plastic, red rags, etc.


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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-03-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,031
Posted By thugdog
Paper filter was replaced at 600 miles with a new...

Paper filter was replaced at 600 miles with a new Scotts unit...now at 80,000 miles and counting with same Scotts oil filter...cleaned every other oil change along with other screens...no ultrasonics...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-25-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,197
Posted By thugdog
rated stator output is 450W

rated stator output is 450W
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-24-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By thugdog
What method did you employ to check compression? ...

What method did you employ to check compression?

Has the bike sat long periods without running, or was it used routinely (i.e., mileage?)?

Electrical terminal corrosion is always among low...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-20-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,708
Posted By thugdog
phoook insurance... ...

phoook insurance...

http://www.dynaspy.com/ultraaccurate-realtime-live-gps-tracking-device-p-28016.html


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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-19-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By thugdog
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=site%3Aadvrider.com+orange+cr...

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=site%3Aadvrider.com+orange+crush+oxford+grips


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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-17-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 840
Posted By thugdog
You'll get lotsa advice on how to stumble a...

You'll get lotsa advice on how to stumble a would-be thief. An electric fuel shutoff solenoid may seem like a good idea, until facing pressure drop, current draw, and related concerns.

There...
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