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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 11:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By DirtyADV
Me and my father traveled the US back in 2011, we...

Me and my father traveled the US back in 2011, we had 2 KLRs and here and there we had scares about getting fuel, got lucky and found some gas stations that the gps did not know about or we would not...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By DirtyADV
Where was the bike purchased? At least in...

Where was the bike purchased?

At least in Sweden its 2 years warranty or 20 000km (was 3 years or 20 000km on early 950 adventure) they reduced years.

And with those rules you would have been...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 11:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,221
Posted By DirtyADV
Might update here since I had to removed zip ties...

Might update here since I had to removed zip ties to allow fuel quick disconnect to slide up a little or tank was pushing on it, might look at secure it in some way a little higher up.

/Johan
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By DirtyADV
First time I have a fork leg apart I tried...

First time I have a fork leg apart I tried heating it some and it needed several hard pulls before coming apart.

So on the other leg I did not heat and it came apart super easy, never used any...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By DirtyADV
Glad I could help but have to correct you its the...

Glad I could help but have to correct you its the compression adjuster at the bottom of fork and rebound is the black knobs on top.

Cheers!

/Johan
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By DirtyADV
If looking at an older model they show a...

If looking at an older model they show a disassembeled fork:

http://fichefinder.ktm.com/Images/maps%5C04600011.gif

What seal is in question?

/Johan
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 01:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By DirtyADV
Bought used so not sure how it was treated...

Bought used so not sure how it was treated previously but it have been used on salted roads for sure.


One of the rebound taps needed to be hammered out, slid an open wrench on it and hit wrench...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-27-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By DirtyADV
How I did it....

How I did it. (http://www.dirtyadv.com/wp-fork-leg-tips-and-trix/)

If it looks that bad replacing rebound shim holder I would have.

Think part of it is caused by condensation so you have a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-27-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By DirtyADV
Think plate was a separate item but not sure. ...

Think plate was a separate item but not sure.

Was able to source one through this great site for cheap, its not in use right now, a bit reluctant to give it up since I have 990 tanks laying around...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-27-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,191
Posted By DirtyADV
Was stressed to get home to watch Gold Rush on tv...

Was stressed to get home to watch Gold Rush on tv so forgot to bring pictures home.

Released gas pressure from one of the shocks and looked at the bleed plug and from all that I can measure its a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-27-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,191
Posted By DirtyADV
Researcing some for building my vacuum bleeder...

Researcing some for building my vacuum bleeder for rear shock and looking at parts fiche for it seems like bleed plug is a strange thread??

BLEED PLUG R 1/8...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-27-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By DirtyADV
Lost faith in "autorized stealers" long time ago...

Lost faith in "autorized stealers" long time ago no mechanic will touch my bike unless Im standing next to him overlooking everything he does.

Did bring in the brand new 990R for first oil change...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,191
Posted By DirtyADV
Rekluse dual brake ordered =) Working on...

Rekluse dual brake ordered =)


Working on a vacuum contraption to be able to handle rear shocks myself but can not see any benefit of a dual hose system like this:


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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By DirtyADV
Gasket that comes with safari plate does not seem...

Gasket that comes with safari plate does not seem to be up for the task in the long term, after a couple of years I dont think I was far from a leak:
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,191
Posted By DirtyADV
Thanks guys, they dont list a diameter if looking...

Thanks guys, they dont list a diameter if looking at parts fiche for the LC8 bikes so maybe that is 13 also if number is year.

Well they had a discount this weekend so ended up buying a master and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By DirtyADV
I always to when Im not stressed. Just...

I always to when Im not stressed.



Just take arm of and plug hole and make a spacer giving a suitable preload on rear spring if you have no need to easily adjust.

/Johan
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,191
Posted By DirtyADV
If undoing shock reservoir heat the end some so...

If undoing shock reservoir heat the end some so cap unthreads rather than entire reservoir at least if you dont know how crazy much loctite previously added:
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-24-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,191
Posted By DirtyADV
Found this paint applicator thingie at a local...

Found this paint applicator thingie at a local store with a HUGE discount:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8682/16168448647_d2f09e1220_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qCKwtZ)

Will give it a try for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,191
Posted By DirtyADV
Tack =) Then the question is how big of a...

Tack =)

Then the question is how big of a difference a 2 mm bigger master piston will affect braking power and also the rekluse left hand rear brake should be matched more for a single piston...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By DirtyADV
If I could just ride as fast as i can "internet"...

If I could just ride as fast as i can "internet" :lol3

Might rip one of my spare shocks apart to figure out its inner most secrets, think I have the hang of the forks by now and was able to be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By DirtyADV
Piston that pushes spring down is located within...

Piston that pushes spring down is located within the arm that pivots out so no it will not be possible in any easy way:

http://fichefinder.ktm.com/Images/maps/04600042.gif

Having it relocated...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,191
Posted By DirtyADV
Would guess it holds more brake fluid that the...

Would guess it holds more brake fluid that the master from smaller bike and might be needed if pushing things on a heavier machine on the street.



Good thought, yes 990R is and -11 but 350 was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,191
Posted By DirtyADV
A little hard to see but says 11 on OEM master...

A little hard to see but says 11 on OEM master cylinder:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8669/16342679362_ca08c727f8_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qU9vcQ)

And 13 on a brake from a 350 EXC:
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11,454
Views: 2,448,655
Posted By DirtyADV
With the high fender spaced down 15-20 mm to...

With the high fender spaced down 15-20 mm to clear the old style SW-motech crash bars and a 21 inch front wheel bottoming out wheel did touch fender:
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-18-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,191
Posted By DirtyADV
How big of a difference is a 13mm rear brake...

How big of a difference is a 13mm rear brake master compared to the stock 11mm?

Asking cause I borrowed a friends master from a -15 350 EXC and it should be possible to bolt right up will require...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-18-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,890
Posted By DirtyADV
Sadly many shops are very bad at responding to...

Sadly many shops are very bad at responding to emails cant really understand that in this modern age and for many most purchases are made through webshops???

/Johan
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-17-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 876
Posted By DirtyADV
No torx if an old bike he is working on. Yes...

No torx if an old bike he is working on.

Yes its tricky if you have big clumsy fingers you might want to ask for help.

/Johan
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 419,738
Posted By DirtyADV
Friend had a nail in the wheel on his quad but...

Friend had a nail in the wheel on his quad but leak was not that bad so we aired it up but took one of them roof screws with a rubber gasket with us.

Well after a higher speed road tire was out of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-14-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11,454
Views: 2,448,655
Posted By DirtyADV
I usually wrap key and write on tape whats left...

I usually wrap key and write on tape whats left to do before it can start.



And if clutch slave is off I wrap tape around lever and hand guard so lever cant be pulled ...easily at least.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-14-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By DirtyADV
Used to dial it up in the sand and it reduced...

Used to dial it up in the sand and it reduced front wheel falling into tracks, but with the more I ride sand its easier to steer with the throttle sure the "blue whale" as I have named my bike will...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-13-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,646
Posted By DirtyADV
You go in remote areas by yourself? If so that...

You go in remote areas by yourself? If so that might not be smart to keep going.
If riding is mainly in populated areas or with friends maybe look for replacement engine to have it handy when the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-13-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,646
Posted By DirtyADV
Not done it myself but as said timing ring but...

Not done it myself but as said timing ring but think temperature sensor on rear cylinder is different also from early 950 vs newer 990 but that should swap over also.

Take care dont buy any LC8...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-13-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,590
Posted By DirtyADV
Maybe missing bolts that hold the feed tube into...

Maybe missing bolts that hold the feed tube into the engine so it sucks air there had one missing once but caught before any problem.

But if hose complete with pipe was replaced that should have...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-13-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By DirtyADV
Place something like a piece of wood under one...

Place something like a piece of wood under one wheel so it leans a little more and the normal side stand lean and no oil should come out the clutch cover, if standing straight up a little oil will...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-13-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,742
Posted By DirtyADV
Same as the GPR but think this guy here: ...

Same as the GPR but think this guy here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1018919

Uses some other model also from twalcom but not in production yet I think or it was to hard to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-11-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,970
Posted By DirtyADV
Nice work! And about sump bolt first time I...

Nice work!

And about sump bolt first time I needed to get it out (serviced by authorized dealer) it was so tight that the bike spun on the center stand, had my dad out to help hold the socket in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-11-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,191
Posted By DirtyADV
Dont really like that either, dig the dual...

Dont really like that either, dig the dual muffler sound and going dual muffler with exhaust routed Dakar style with dual mufflers is just to hard to replicate.

Tried the OEM front wheel from the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-10-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,191
Posted By DirtyADV
Yes smaller bolt heads will be added later if...

Yes smaller bolt heads will be added later if this solution works, but for measuring how hot they will get with this solution will work fine.

With the carbon shield the bolts could hit pant...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-10-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,191
Posted By DirtyADV
Arrgh spent some time today pulling apart a fork...

Arrgh spent some time today pulling apart a fork since I found a loose spring on the floor that looked like a rebound needle spring, turned out it was a little smaller in diameter and must have been...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-09-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By DirtyADV
Brake disc? Are they different abs vs not? ...

Brake disc? Are they different abs vs not?

EDIT: sorry was tired today we are not talking about wheels, but what i was thinking about is how the sensor for abs is mounted? is that some bracket...
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