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Forum: Americas Yesterday, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By Peanuts
Great help, thanks. Keep the ideas/advice coming...

Great help, thanks. Keep the ideas/advice coming :)
Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By Peanuts
More food for thought, thanks. Forgot to say...

More food for thought, thanks.

Forgot to say I will be returning to Portland to fly out, so I will be doing Bonneville and back... so can take on board suggestions for two routes :)

I would...
Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By Peanuts
Taking in a coastal road is an interesting idea,...

Taking in a coastal road is an interesting idea, thanks.

I am planning to go the the air museum with the family in the week prior.
Forum: Americas 03-21-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By Peanuts
Best Route and Vehicle From Portland OR to Salt Lake City in August

I am travelling from Portland to Bonneville Salt flats for part of Speed Week in August this year.
I am from England, flying to Portland for a wedding then 2 weeks touring around.
Bearing in mind...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-20-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By Peanuts
Normally only touched when changing cam chains,...

Normally only touched when changing cam chains, so don't consider it a service item.
Its quite a big socket too!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-19-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By Peanuts
The SE switch works same as Adv. You got...

The SE switch works same as Adv. You got something wrong.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-19-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By Peanuts
If its head gasket you will see bubbles coming...

If its head gasket you will see bubbles coming out the radiator if you start it from cold with the cap off. Swirling is OK, proper bubbles coming out constantly is bad.

But I doubt it's that.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By Peanuts
Time to flush out the cooling system with a hose....

Time to flush out the cooling system with a hose. There will be more sand inside the engine.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By Peanuts
Replace with standard headed M8 x 30 allen screws...

Replace with standard headed M8 x 30 allen screws from an engineer's supplies or if you want to use KTM parts, use
0912080303 AH SCREW DIN0912-M 8X30 10.9

instead of

0984080305 AH SCREW...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By Peanuts
The hazard switch on the 09 onwards 990 Adv also...

The hazard switch on the 09 onwards 990 Adv also controls the normal flasher function.
But it is unreliable, gets water in it and goes wrong inside, even melting.
Safer to remove it and fit a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By Peanuts
Try ovalising your secondary butterflies.

Try ovalising your secondary butterflies.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-16-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,496
Posted By Peanuts
Interesting as it did not look as distorted in...

Interesting as it did not look as distorted in the flesh, that photo makes it look properly crimped square on.

Might be best not running it too much Gav until the bore scope arrives ;)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Peanuts
yeah but the 250, 350, 400, 450, 500, 530 models...

yeah but the 250, 350, 400, 450, 500, 530 models changed name from RFS to XC4, RC4, RF4 etc. when the engine design changed so why was the 690 not given a new engine identity??
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,463
Posted By Peanuts
I use loctite on the nut. I did not want the...

I use loctite on the nut. I did not want the screw thread touching the chain.

I would not use the threaded bar (we call it allthreads) as it is pretty weak.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Peanuts
I was thinking of the 625/640/660 LC4. ...

I was thinking of the 625/640/660 LC4.

Wonder why KTM used the same name for a totally different engine ???
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,463
Posted By Peanuts
I drill the hole out 1/4" then use an M6 x 100...

I drill the hole out 1/4" then use an M6 x 100 allen screw and nyloc. That will never come out!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/KevInYorks/SwingarmScrew.jpg

I do the same on my EXC....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 901
Posted By Peanuts
is this the front cylinder only?

is this the front cylinder only?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By Peanuts
Heat up the end of the swingarm to expand the...

Heat up the end of the swingarm to expand the alloy. This helps release the grip.

If you have the time, take the swingarm out and hold it vertical in a vice with the adjusters at the bottom, then...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Peanuts
Front fits if you swap the axle spacers, but only...

Front fits if you swap the axle spacers, but only has one disc mount.

Rear is no good at all.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By Peanuts
Enduro Engineering heaters under my choice of...

Enduro Engineering heaters under my choice of soft Renthal grips.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-12-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,777
Posted By Peanuts
It's incorporated the hazard switch.

It's incorporated the hazard switch.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-12-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,496
Posted By Peanuts
If you have bent a valve you will see that the...

If you have bent a valve you will see that the valve clearance has increased significantly.

So check that first.

Then remove both cams and plug and try turning over with the 14mm allen. It...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-09-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By Peanuts
Those are the secondary butterflies, controlled...

Those are the secondary butterflies, controlled by the ECU. At low speeds they fully close to reduce induction noise. As you twist the throttle the secondaries delay a little, causing a lag. The map...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-08-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Peanuts
I chop the wires off back to the main harness and...

I chop the wires off back to the main harness and blank off with shrink wrap.

The only ones which need connecting are the two orange wires need joining to the orange/black wire. Or you could run...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-08-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By Peanuts
Take off the secondary throttle plates. Put one...

Take off the secondary throttle plates.
Put one on top of the other then slide down 5mm.
Make a sharpie mark on the plate.
Do same for other side of plate.
Cut off the excess to make your plates...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-08-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By Peanuts
So your "problem" is you cannot go through the...

So your "problem" is you cannot go through the gears with the engine stood? No KTM will do this as the shafts need to turn relative to each other to enable the next gear to engage. So you dont have a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-07-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By Peanuts
I wonder if you had spun it until it melted then...

I wonder if you had spun it until it melted then stopped for 10 minutes if the plastic would have gripped onto the nut as it cooled?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-05-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By Peanuts
Part Number: 61005099104 Description: % NOISE...

Part Number: 61005099104
Description: % NOISE REDUCTION
Retail: $46.25

Each
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-05-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11,799
Views: 2,557,713
Posted By Peanuts
I just chop the cable, pull it out and ride...

I just chop the cable, pull it out and ride without it. Lighter throttle action :)

I do the same on my enduro bike.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-04-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,394
Posted By Peanuts
As it happens I have asked someone who is...

As it happens I have asked someone who is currently making manual tensioners for single cylinder KTMs to make some for the LC8.
He does these for the RFS...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-04-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,394
Posted By Peanuts
Interesting theory.

Interesting theory.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-04-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,394
Posted By Peanuts
Not true. The longer caps keep the...

Not true.

The longer caps keep the tensioners closer to the tensioner rail when oil pressure is low. As soon as oil pressure is up the force on the tensioner rail is the psi of the oil x area of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By Peanuts
Depends where you buy your landrover switch from...

Depends where you buy your landrover switch from ;)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,832
Posted By Peanuts
I put equal thickness of timber under each wheel...

I put equal thickness of timber under each wheel until it sat right on the side stand. Then I cut that thickness of timber off the stand.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,684
Posted By Peanuts
Mine are on 1" x 1" x 1/8" angle, bolted to where...

Mine are on 1" x 1" x 1/8" angle, bolted to where the horn mounts
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/KevInYorks/08%20990%20Adv/120827LEDLights.jpg...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-02-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,394
Posted By Peanuts
I cannot believe how long that package has sat in...

I cannot believe how long that package has sat in USA after getting there in a day from UK, but loks like it's finally cleared customs and is on it's way to you

Status: It's on its way
Your item,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-01-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,832
Posted By Peanuts
Yeah, they take some finding. I know where...

Yeah, they take some finding.

I know where there are a set of Caponord wheels just waiting to have their rims removed, anodising black and some nice stainless spokes and nipples attaching to a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-01-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,832
Posted By Peanuts
You have to find the parts, then get them built. ...

You have to find the parts, then get them built.

A chap in Devon is the UK BEHR rim lacing expert. H has done all the UK wheels as far as I know. He did 2 sets for me, a set each for two friends....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-01-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,434
Posted By Peanuts
No comment! This is where the front and rear...

No comment!

This is where the front and rear TDCs are relative to each other on the flywheel, relative to a common fixed point on the cases....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-01-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,832
Posted By Peanuts
Tyres are such a personal thing. I had...

Tyres are such a personal thing.

I had Michelin Anakee 2 tyres on my 17/19 wheels and swapped the complete wheels for another pair fitted with Conti Trail Attacks. I did not like the way the bike...
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