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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-02-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By uk_mouse
I've been sanding down the same set of shims for...

I've been sanding down the same set of shims for 100,000 miles now with no ill effects. In fact the last time i checked the valves, they were so close to ideal it wasn't even worth pulling the cams...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-08-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By uk_mouse
I've done a deal with Icerider, thanks everyone...

I've done a deal with Icerider, thanks everyone who offered help. Hopefully will be back on the road soon! :)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-05-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By uk_mouse
Thanks for all the offers of help! I'm just...

Thanks for all the offers of help! I'm just waiting to see what Icerider's brother has to say before I go ahead.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-04-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,797
Posted By uk_mouse
Is Luckyducks in the US? US gallons are about 20%...

Is Luckyducks in the US? US gallons are about 20% smaller than imperial, so 28mpg US would equate to about 34 imperial.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-04-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By uk_mouse
Interesting... Any chance you could...

Interesting...

Any chance you could investigate what the shipping would cost to the UK please? And what sort of price would you be asking for the used one? I can get one from the US for about 150...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-04-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By uk_mouse
Looking for a subframe

It's a long shot but it can't hurt to ask. I had a rather bad off during the Baja GB in Wales last weekend, and I need a new subframe for my 950 Adv.

Has anyone by any chance got one for sale?
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-15-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By uk_mouse
Which model of Facet pump? Had a similar...

Which model of Facet pump?

Had a similar problem but my bike has a Facet pump with a pressure regulator between the pump and the carbs. I turned the regulator up a notch and that solved it.

So...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-15-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By uk_mouse
Jesus, why not ask about engine oil while you're...

Jesus, why not ask about engine oil while you're at it? :D

FWIW, when I've had to replace hose clamps, I've just used the 'worm gear' types - on this side of the pond we call them 'Jubilee clips',...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-13-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By uk_mouse
I had an ergo gel seat, it wasn't much of an...

I had an ergo gel seat, it wasn't much of an improvement IMHO. I took the cover off, and reshaped the seat foam using a cut up camping roll mat. Then I added gel pads from...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-31-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,141
Posted By uk_mouse
That's nothing to do with the pump, that's just...

That's nothing to do with the pump, that's just because the fuel level tries to equalise between the two tanks, and so overflows from the lower (left) tank.

Shut off the little taps on the inside...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-20-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By uk_mouse
Probably the sensor itself contains a magnet. If...

Probably the sensor itself contains a magnet. If you have a coil of wire in a magnetic field, when that field is disturbed by a metal object (ie the disc bolt) then a current will be induced in the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 930
Posted By uk_mouse
+1

+1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By uk_mouse
I've got LEDs wired straight to the high beam...

I've got LEDs wired straight to the high beam wire, but my high beam is a 35W HID so the power draw is less than a standard bulb.

If you want to use a relay, but don't want the hassle of taking a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By uk_mouse
The headlight is probably just flickering because...

The headlight is probably just flickering because at idle, the generator isn't quite making the full voltage. The output from the generator is about 14.5V and even a fully charged battery will give...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By uk_mouse
I phrased my comment badly - I meant "the...

I phrased my comment badly - I meant "the workshop manual says to use heat, I wonder if this is why?" :)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By uk_mouse
Did you heat the fork leg before pulling it...

Did you heat the fork leg before pulling it apart? I wonder if the workshop manual specifies heat to ensure this doesn't happen?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By uk_mouse
Thanks for the reply :) The reason I want to...

Thanks for the reply :)

The reason I want to do the brake lines this way is cos I'm trying to spend as little money as possible :D

I think I have found a solution ... the second OEM front brake...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By uk_mouse
Sounds like a lot of work, but doable. If...

Sounds like a lot of work, but doable.

If you're worried about the pivot arm flipping out getting damaged, you could take the plastic knob off the end (to reduce the profile of the arm) and then...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,340
Posted By uk_mouse
I'm not sure how it works in the US, but in the...

I'm not sure how it works in the US, but in the UK, and probably all of the EU, when you buy something you have a contract with the retailler, not the manufacturer.

This means if the thing you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By uk_mouse
I doubt it because I think that pivot arm...

I doubt it because I think that pivot arm contains the hydraulic system required to exert pressure on the preload collar.

If you were to remove the pivoting part and replace it with a hydraulic...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By uk_mouse
More high fender questions

excuse the typos and terse post please, I'm typing on my phone.

there have been a few threads on high fenders recently but i can't find the answers to my specific questions, so here goes.
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By uk_mouse
So ... The RBH I bought is the F2R RB750. Here it...

So ... The RBH I bought is the F2R RB750. Here it is with its mounting bracket fitted and a RAM ball bolted to the bracket:

http://dangermouse.smugmug.com/photos/i-kvbdjk8/0/M/i-kvbdjk8-M.jpg
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By uk_mouse
I've just been through this myself - I wanted the...

I've just been through this myself - I wanted the option to have a roadbook holder without modifying the stock instruments too much, and without all the work involvedin building a custom instrument...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,517
Posted By uk_mouse
I've got no opinion on whether adding weight to...

I've got no opinion on whether adding weight to the fluwheel would be a good thing or not, but I do wonder how feasible it would be. The flywheel (or generator rotor) is already quite heavy - it's...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,556
Posted By uk_mouse
Sorry for the slight hijack, but what make is...

Sorry for the slight hijack, but what make is that headlight protector on your bike, stupot?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,483
Posted By uk_mouse
The 990 cams have a shorter lift duration than...

The 990 cams have a shorter lift duration than 950s, interestingly. You can tell by just looking at the profile. There's a big thread about it somewhere :)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By uk_mouse
I'm not sure I'd want my headlight linked to the...

I'm not sure I'd want my headlight linked to the oil pressure light on an LC8! :)

If you wired a relay to the generator output you'd presumably have to go between two of the (three) phases. Relay...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,305
Posted By uk_mouse
That's the one way valve in the crankcase...

That's the one way valve in the crankcase breather then - I can't see any way this can be connected to oil pressure issues.

I had a similar problem with my first 950. With about 30,000 miles (or...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By uk_mouse
There are pros and cons for silicone hoses. From...

There are pros and cons for silicone hoses. From what I've read, they are not suitable for everyday usage.

To get a raft of opinions just google "should I fit silicone coolant hoses" or something...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,305
Posted By uk_mouse
This could refer to the pressure relief piston in...

This could refer to the pressure relief piston in the oil pump?

What is the oil pressure problem you are having? Probably rattling cam chains and a flickering oil light? I assume you've checked...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By uk_mouse
I was once fooled by a bike (a Honda) which would...

I was once fooled by a bike (a Honda) which would let you turn the starter motor even if the kill switch was off. Who thought that was a good idea?!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-17-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By uk_mouse
What's wrong with your old one? Some people say...

What's wrong with your old one? Some people say the bike runs OK without a TPS fitted.

My experience was different, my TPS was damaged - the voltage readings were erratic, as if the potentiometer...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-21-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,808
Posted By uk_mouse
I think the earlier figure was 43Nm. Probably no...

I think the earlier figure was 43Nm. Probably no difference in the engine, just a revision of the required torque specified in the manual. Or maybe it's 43 with the old head nuts and 38 with the new...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-21-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,936
Posted By uk_mouse
Funnily enough, I also own a VStrom and a 2004...

Funnily enough, I also own a VStrom and a 2004 Adventure. The strom is indeed a low maintenance machine, although that has worked against me, it's so low maintenance that I neglected it and I had to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-19-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,808
Posted By uk_mouse
Head NUTS! :) I tried to find a photo but...

Head NUTS! :)

I tried to find a photo but failed. The older nuts have a smaller 'flange' around the base, they also were not fitted with washers underneath.

You can tell if you've got a washer...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 973
Posted By uk_mouse
Wet mud, we get a lot of that over here :) ...

Wet mud, we get a lot of that over here :)

Generally, the bike is pretty mud proof, I've found. Although biazrrely there are a couple of electrical connectors that are not waterproof. These are...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,332
Posted By uk_mouse
I don't think the 950 fuel pump will be harmed by...

I don't think the 950 fuel pump will be harmed by running out of fuel.

On the other hand, standard wisdom is that you shouldn't run the high pressure FI pumps dry.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,693
Posted By uk_mouse
Oh, and my experience is similar, I set up my...

Oh, and my experience is similar, I set up my carbs to "ideal" air-fuel ratios using a wideband oxygen sensor, and then used that as a baseline and adjusted further until the bike was nice to ride.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,693
Posted By uk_mouse
That black plastic elbow for the float bowl vent...

That black plastic elbow for the float bowl vent - I'm sure you could attach a vent hose directly to the brass fitting in some way. Not the thick walled type of hose but something more flexible. Or...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By uk_mouse
Wow, not bad, at that price you could afford to...

Wow, not bad, at that price you could afford to just use the hubs and discs and build up new wheels with Exel rims. :) Can't honestly remember what I paid for my wheels, it was years ago and they...
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