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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-07-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,680
Posted By skopiec
Just for a reference point, I have the FMF Q's on...

Just for a reference point, I have the FMF Q's on my SE. Pretty quiet - not loud at all.
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 47,042
Posted By skopiec
I've had positive experiences with Pilot Road 2's...

I've had positive experiences with Pilot Road 2's on my Tuono. Got almost 9K out of my last rear and they're more than sticky enough for moderately aggressive riding. They are still dual compound,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-09-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,386
Posted By skopiec
+1. Had good results using NO OX ID on my Aprilia...

+1. Had good results using NO OX ID on my Aprilia and it's charismatic electrical system...








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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-17-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By skopiec
19 on my SE makes my speedo match my GPS...

19 on my SE makes my speedo match my GPS exactly...havent checked the ODO.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-11-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,938
Posted By skopiec
Pulled off the carbs this morning and everything...

Pulled off the carbs this morning and everything looked perfect! Vents tubes were clear, SAS ports plugged, float bowls spotless. Choke cables appeared fine.

Took it for a ride, filter was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-10-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,938
Posted By skopiec
I plan to check this carbs this weekend to double...

I plan to check this carbs this weekend to double check the items that you mention. While the carbs haven't been off on my watch, all of the 'ectomies were done by the PO, who's work is at times...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-09-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,938
Posted By skopiec
Unless insulating the lines helps, Im starting to...

Unless insulating the lines helps, Im starting to feel like is might be something I may have to live with. Other than avoiding Ethanol fuel, is there anything else that can be added that increases...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-07-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,037
Posted By skopiec
No experience with the KTM clutch kit, but a...

No experience with the KTM clutch kit, but a friend tried to install one on his KLR. Plates seemed ok, but the springs were to long, becoming coil bound before it would fully disengage.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-07-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,938
Posted By skopiec
Tried riding with the cap loose - didn't seem to...

Tried riding with the cap loose - didn't seem to make a difference. I can blow into the cap vent hose w/o any resistance.


I'm suspicious that the fuel is getting too hot in the crossover line...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-07-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,938
Posted By skopiec
Still doing it - arrrgh!

Still doing it - arrrgh!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-06-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,938
Posted By skopiec
90% confident that I found the problem... ...

90% confident that I found the problem...

http://img.tapatalk.com/48d0201c-87b2-2cf6.jpg

I think the cheezy wire clamps were letting some air to get sucked in. Replaced with better clamps,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-06-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,938
Posted By skopiec
Question No improvement with different fuel line routing

No improvement with different fuel line routing
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-05-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,938
Posted By skopiec
Quick connect is gone and was replaced with the...

Quick connect is gone and was replaced with the clear filter.

Noticed that the fuel line as routed, it was resting against the front cylinder head. When removing the line (hot), there appeared to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-04-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,938
Posted By skopiec
Problem is it's so intermittent...done it 3 or 4...

Problem is it's so intermittent...done it 3 or 4 times in the last 1500 miles or so. Heat seems to be the common factor.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-04-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,938
Posted By skopiec
Insulation is intact on fuel line.... Any...

Insulation is intact on fuel line....

Any other locations where air could be introduced?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-04-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,938
Posted By skopiec
Question for those 950 (SE) owners running a clear fuel filter...

Still trying to chase down a really intermittent fuel issue that only happens when hot...

Bike cuts out at times, and has even stalled on occasion. Letting it sit for a minute usually revives it....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-31-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By skopiec
Update - both screens were in fact in the tank. ...

Update - both screens were in fact in the tank. It took some vigorous shaking to get them out, but they're happily screwed into the petcocks now.

They seem pretty secure when they're screwed in -...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-25-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By skopiec
Just replaced a 150 TKC that was on there from...

Just replaced a 150 TKC that was on there from the PO with a 140 Heidi. I definitely prefer the handling of the 140 on the road...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-05-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By skopiec
No connection to the the seller - just struck me...

No connection to the the seller - just struck me as a pretty good deal. Not sure if it's even still available.

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/mcy/3112811517.html
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By skopiec
That's my point - neither petcock had a screen. ...

That's my point - neither petcock had a screen. Nothing. The base of the petcock was flush - just the oring.

Hmmmm. Might just have to pull the tank off again.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By skopiec
Fuel Petcock screens on SE?

Trying to address a fuel starvation issue on my SE I decided to pull of my fuel tank and remove the petcocks to make sure there wasn't any gunk in there.

I was really surprised that there wasn't a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-23-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By skopiec
An XBox will also play PAL disks....made the same...

An XBox will also play PAL disks....made the same mistake :)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-15-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,211
Posted By skopiec
That's the one... I'm thinking about...

That's the one...

I'm thinking about replacing it with a clear fuel filter - hopefully it'll give me an idea what's going on. Anyone know off the top of their head what the ID of the stock fuel...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-12-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,288
Posted By skopiec
+1

+1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-11-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2,433
Views: 327,496
Posted By skopiec
I just finished burning off a 150 TKC on my SE...

I just finished burning off a 150 TKC on my SE (Only 900 miles!).

Seemed to work fine, but it does look a bit wide for the rim. Didn't really notice any handling or other issues.

Gonna...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-11-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,211
Posted By skopiec
Interesting angle - I guess I never thought about...

Interesting angle - I guess I never thought about too much fuel being the problem....

Were there other flooding symptoms? Do the stock carbs have an overflow? i.e. Did you see/smell fuel?
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-10-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,211
Posted By skopiec
It's in the fuel line between the fuel pump and...

It's in the fuel line between the fuel pump and the carbs...

Similar to this one:

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/43/53/213/931/-/25848/Tusk-Fuel-Line-Quick-Connect/TUSK+FUEL+DISCONNECT
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-10-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,211
Posted By skopiec
http://http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/images/pr...

http://http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/images/prod/275/t/tus_10_fue_lin_qui_con.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-10-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,211
Posted By skopiec
No flapendectomies on Super Enduros right?

No flapendectomies on Super Enduros right?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-10-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,211
Posted By skopiec
Thanks for the ideas... The pump already has...

Thanks for the ideas...

The pump already has the Dr. Bean kit in there, so contacts aren't an issue, and from what I've read, typically the pump itself is pretty robust.

Whenever I've seen the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-09-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,211
Posted By skopiec
950 SE Fuel starvation

Looking for some troubleshooting suggestions for my 950 SE..

Headed up to the mtns. for some cooler riding and had several episodes where it felt like i was running out of gas.

Background - i...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-06-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2,433
Views: 327,496
Posted By skopiec
Thanks for the suggestions - heading out Friday...

Thanks for the suggestions - heading out Friday for a Northern AZ run, so I'll get a chance to try out the new settings. :clap:clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-05-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2,433
Views: 327,496
Posted By skopiec
Did try normal and it seemed to have too much...

Did try normal and it seemed to have too much compression damping especially in the front. Also, on washboard, it seemed to be packing up - the bike had a slowing down sensation.

I've backed off...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-05-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,366
Posted By skopiec
Update: Received the Endurostar stand in the...

Update:

Received the Endurostar stand in the mail yesterday - pretty slick little item. Was able to prop the rear wheel w/o any issues, I think I'm going to drill a small hole in my skidplate so...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-04-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2,433
Views: 327,496
Posted By skopiec
Been searching for 1/2 hr and haven't found any...

Been searching for 1/2 hr and haven't found any consistent info.

What clicker settings to most people use with the stock suspension? Approx. 200 lbs. with gear. Southwest forest service road...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,156
Posted By skopiec
The 19" setting on my SE gets me within a tenth...

The 19" setting on my SE gets me within a tenth or 2 from my GPS. 21 always has me about +3 or 4 over actual.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,219
Posted By skopiec
Just picked up a SE to slot between my Aprilia...

Just picked up a SE to slot between my Aprilia Tuono and my WR250F. Since then, I find the Tuono to be getting a bit lonely. The SE is just so much fun on the road - commuting, canyons, etc. It...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,608
Posted By skopiec
+1 on the Black Dog. I was impressed how sturdy...

+1 on the Black Dog. I was impressed how sturdy it appeared ad how well everything lined up...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-30-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,366
Posted By skopiec
Thanks fellas - some great ideas. I think I have...

Thanks fellas - some great ideas. I think I have one of the trail stands in my future.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-29-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,366
Posted By skopiec
950 SE Tire change w/o centerstand

How do-able is a FIELD tire change on an SE w/o a center stand? Was planning on getting a CS kit, but thought I might be missing some nifty tricks. Just lay it on it's side?

Is the Black Dog...
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