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Forum: Some Assembly Required Today, 07:18 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 26,061
Posted By tinwelp
Oh, I'm quite sure they're here, watching and...

Oh, I'm quite sure they're here, watching and judging... I find biting hard on my tongue helps... but the work presented is entertaining enough to compensate. Grammatically challenged? Sure. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By tinwelp
Pete, this may be an inappropriate...

Pete,
this may be an inappropriate suggestion... but we know nothing of why you want to do this. How about considering one of the the other 9x0 monoshocks and revalving it? The SM and the SD don't...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-16-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 26,061
Posted By tinwelp
What you need for the sort of tube you're bending...

What you need for the sort of tube you're bending is a mandrel bender. They work faultlessly even on very thin-wall tubes in all common tube materials. Unfortunately they're not cheap, typically...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-15-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 26,061
Posted By tinwelp
... or just buy preformed bends, then cut to fit....

... or just buy preformed bends, then cut to fit. Super-cheap in mild steel.

Just a suggestion, but I would strongly consider adding braces from the bends you have here, across to the top shock...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-13-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,611
Posted By tinwelp
... agreed. Is there any way the o rings on the...

... agreed. Is there any way the o rings on the feed tube could have been damaged, do you think?

Cheers... Paul
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,611
Posted By tinwelp
Allezgrand, I looked at your video and I think...

Allezgrand,
I looked at your video and I think we are definitely missing something here. Your oil light was a little slow to go out after startup... OK, not so problematic, and not really unusual. ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-07-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 26,061
Posted By tinwelp
Yes, pretty much, although the angle you choose...

Yes, pretty much, although the angle you choose will affect the final wheel-travel a little. How much will depend on the real geometry, of which we know little. The only thing I'd be super-cautious...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-06-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 26,061
Posted By tinwelp
Agreed, but I do think it needs to be turned...

Agreed, but I do think it needs to be turned around! I'm pretty sure the rear shock is upside down. Sure it's a pressurised unit, but it's still probably asking for trouble...

Just my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-29-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By tinwelp
Dustodust, how cold is "extreme cold"? I've...

Dustodust,
how cold is "extreme cold"? I've never tried at under 2 or 3C... so if you're talking something well below freezing, I have no experience.

Why the FCRs are not fitted with chokes is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-28-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By tinwelp
Synchro, float levels or a slightly ailing fuel...

Synchro,
float levels or a slightly ailing fuel pump. I chased exactly these symptoms an age ago after fiddling with vent hoses and the like (which made very little difference on my 950SM). I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-24-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,174
Posted By tinwelp
Michael, I'm very sure these are SM forks,...

Michael,
I'm very sure these are SM forks, probably 950SM... and probably 2006 or 2007.

Cheers... Paul
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-19-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,392
Posted By tinwelp
On the contrary... it's the LED itself generating...

On the contrary... it's the LED itself generating the heat, and if not cooled it'll die.

Sorry, but if you want BIG output from an LED, this is the only way until some enterprising soul builds a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-20-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By tinwelp
Hello Pato, I have no experience of this, but I...

Hello Pato,
I have no experience of this, but I can offer an opinion to fill until someone more knowledgeable comes along.

I strongly suspect you're going to need the help of a KTM dealer. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-10-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,643
Posted By tinwelp
mousitsas, OK, I'm beginning to understand why...

mousitsas,
OK, I'm beginning to understand why we have a different opinion, but I'm still struggling to make the physics fit your argument.

If we agree it is the pressure differential which...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-09-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,643
Posted By tinwelp
-cv- we actually agree on the dynamic response...

-cv-
we actually agree on the dynamic response of the slide. Please read my post again. We also agree there will be no difference in slide height once the transient is finished... although I'm now...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-09-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,643
Posted By tinwelp
mousitsas, this is getting interesting! ...

mousitsas,
this is getting interesting!

Why would the slide be at a different height at 50% throttle during a steady state condition when at altitude compared to sea level? Spring rate remains...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-09-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,643
Posted By tinwelp
mousitsas, yes, I completely agree, but I was...

mousitsas,
yes, I completely agree, but I was trying to avoid using language that may cause confusion, depending on the reader's background. Not everyone is a scientist or engineer. I apologise if...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-09-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,643
Posted By tinwelp
All interesting answers, but the correct one...

All interesting answers, but the correct one depends on what you're asking, DT. If your question is "does a CV carb maintain the fuel/air mixture stoichiometry to compensate for the reduced oxygen...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-03-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,504
Posted By tinwelp
Absolutely... but as you pickle after wire...

Absolutely... but as you pickle after wire brushing all the problems go away.

I've not found anything anywhere near as effective:
Before...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-03-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,504
Posted By tinwelp
I cannot be certain on the 990ADV as I've never...

I cannot be certain on the 990ADV as I've never owned one, but the other models (which I have owned) all use stainless: 950/990 SM, SMR and SD.

If they are stainless, go to your nearest...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,250
Posted By tinwelp
Killboy, there are two sizes: INSIDE diameters...

Killboy,
there are two sizes: INSIDE diameters of 6.5mm and 8.0mm.

Just buy a metre of each (more than enough, but be sure to buy fuel hose) and replace like with like, preferably using reusable...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-27-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,936
Posted By tinwelp
Hello Sumi, sorry, I couldn't answer earlier;...

Hello Sumi,
sorry, I couldn't answer earlier; something else demanded my attention.

What you have written, and basing our understanding of how the ACV works from the text of the W/S manual,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-23-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,936
Posted By tinwelp
Hi Sumi, it's like an echo between your thread...

Hi Sumi,
it's like an echo between your thread and the one of synchro12! Fun!

I bought my kit from... ADVMachines. Yes, in the USA but I was buying other things that made the cost of the jets...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-23-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,633
Posted By tinwelp
Ooops, sorry, missed this. Best setup I had was...

Ooops, sorry, missed this. Best setup I had was with the H2W jetting kit.

I'll have to dig out the carbs or my notes to tell you any more.

Cheers... Paul
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-23-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,633
Posted By tinwelp
synchro, here you go:...

synchro,
here you go: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14712720&highlight=flexjet#post14712720

Post #172 has everything you need. I used an old speedometer cable...

Cheers... Paul
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-23-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,936
Posted By tinwelp
No idea on the Factory Pro kit, but I recommend...

No idea on the Factory Pro kit, but I recommend the H2W jet kit. Good. Very good.

Cheers... Paul
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-23-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,936
Posted By tinwelp
Hi Sumi, I doubt that a leaking vacuum port ...

Hi Sumi,
I doubt that a leaking vacuum port would cause one inlet valve to be covered in gunk. The flow would be way too mixed to differentiate like that. It is much more likely that inlet valve...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-23-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,633
Posted By tinwelp
Hi Frog, maybe... and especially if you've...

Hi Frog,
maybe... and especially if you've non-standard idle jets or your float height is off... but my UK (2006) owners manual and workshop manual both say 2 1/4 is standard. I honestly don't...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-23-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,633
Posted By tinwelp
synchro, it sounds as if your IMS setting is...

synchro,
it sounds as if your IMS setting is entirely your issue, and as a consequence something like the Flexjets will give you a fast cure.

I gave up trying to buy them in Europe, and the cost...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-22-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 148,140
Posted By tinwelp
Fantastic!

Excellent work Jerry. If it goes as well as it looks, you've a "keeper".

Congratulations.

Cheers... Paul
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-22-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,633
Posted By tinwelp
Hi synchro, I don't understand. If it runs...

Hi synchro,
I don't understand. If it runs better with the IMS at 2 turns front and rear, is that not your solution?

Pulling everything apart to set the IMS is a massive pain, but with the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-22-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,633
Posted By tinwelp
synchro, I don't see much discussion from your...

synchro,
I don't see much discussion from your side on the mixture screws (IMS) other than they are set at 2 and 2 1/4 turns. Have you experimented at all?

Adding the filter shouldn't make much...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-21-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By tinwelp
Charlie, old stuff used the technique quite a...

Charlie,
old stuff used the technique quite a lot, the pin either being an interference fit in the rod or the piston. No circlip required see... because a reliable one hadn't really been devised...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-21-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By tinwelp
Central, the wire clip is removed with a...

Central,
the wire clip is removed with a suitable screwdriver; the pin pushes out by hand.

The only real point of note is the piston should be stuffed back into the cylinder before reattaching it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,936
Posted By tinwelp
Sporting, I fully understand how the ACV works,...

Sporting,
I fully understand how the ACV works, yet you've managed to confuse the hell out of me! I do not think the intent of the ACV is an emission control device; that's the job of the SAS. The...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,936
Posted By tinwelp
On the exhaust? You could try holding your hands...

On the exhaust? You could try holding your hands over the outlets for a few seconds with your bike running at idle. Do it with cold exhaust cans, obviously!

This will tell you where to look...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,936
Posted By tinwelp
Incidentally Sumi, I fitted FCRs some time ago...

Incidentally Sumi, I fitted FCRs some time ago and the OE carbs are languishing unused somewhere in my workshop. If you're convinced the diaphragm is the issue I'd happily swap my diaphragm for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,936
Posted By tinwelp
Sorry Sumi, I also mistakenly thought you were...

Sorry Sumi, I also mistakenly thought you were talking about the throttle slide diaphragms.

Here's the description from the workshop manual:
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,936
Posted By tinwelp
I was going to ask about the SAS, but I see in...

I was going to ask about the SAS, but I see in your last post that you've removed it. Good. What about any vacuum ports being well plugged?

If that all checks out OK, and you're convinced your...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-15-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,246
Posted By tinwelp
Motomedic Agreed, but the units are important:...

Motomedic
Agreed, but the units are important: 400F is still only 204C... and I'd not be too surprised if your crank runs somewhere around that temp. Too close for me. Having said that, if your...
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