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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-08-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
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, 02:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
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, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
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, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
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, 02:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,564
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, 01:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,468
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, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
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, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
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Views: 694
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, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,100
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, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11,633
Views: 2,508,662
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, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
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, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
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, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
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, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11,633
Views: 2,508,662
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, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
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, 03:09 AM
Replies: 5,781
Views: 1,808,824
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, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
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, 04:18 AM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 342,683
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, 03:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 427
Posted By markie_wales
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-22-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
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, 03:53 AM
Replies: 5,781
Views: 1,808,824
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, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5,781
Views: 1,808,824
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, 04:31 AM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 342,683
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, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,704
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, 05:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,393
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, 08:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,261
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, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 342,683
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, 12:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,241
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, 02:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,693
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, 04:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,693
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, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
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, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5,781
Views: 1,808,824
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
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 555
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, 03:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
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, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
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, 09:38 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 18,818
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
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-03-2013, 03:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By markie_wales
Not 100% of sure everything you have tried, but...

Not 100% of sure everything you have tried, but my pressure switch went on my SE. Follow wire from rear MC about 10" - 12" IIRC and there is a connector. Open this up, then with the ignition on, jump...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-25-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By markie_wales
I had the same issue and my left one was lost and...

I had the same issue and my left one was lost and replaced FOC - top guys. Replacement and still stuck on right one now have gaffer tape as well as RTV sealant. If that does not keep them on, I'll...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-04-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By markie_wales
On my SE I recently replaced the shaped short...

On my SE I recently replaced the shaped short hose from the "T" connector from the tank (Safari) to the inlet of the fuel pump. I got the KTM specific one as the amount of bend in it, I thought if I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-30-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By markie_wales
Heh, if I had the money and it was low...

Heh, if I had the money and it was low mileage/mint I'd buy it as a spare for when mine finally dies ;)

Cheers

Markie
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