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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 02:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By DirtyADV
Not included on my 2004 950. 2011 990R had it. ...

Not included on my 2004 950. 2011 990R had it.

Not sure when it was added to toolkit? Maybe not included on early 990?

/Johan
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,395
Posted By DirtyADV
Reused valve cover gasket for 70 000 km on the...

Reused valve cover gasket for 70 000 km on the 950 and only time I had it leak was when I had forgotten to tighten valve cover bolts =)

I do go over the seal and sealing surface and make sure...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By DirtyADV
Have 8, 4 pairs, will trade for beer, local...

Have 8, 4 pairs, will trade for beer, local pickup only (Skellefteå, Sweden) =)

1 pair taken off brand new 990R the others Im not sure about mileage on.

/Johan
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-24-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,774
Posted By DirtyADV
I brought cylinder up with head still bolted in...

I brought cylinder up with head still bolted in place left piston in the bore also.

Since I had wear on engine cases I choose to just put it back together and keep as a beater and run until...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By DirtyADV
Plastic? Thought it was aluminum? Went...

Plastic? Thought it was aluminum?

Went Rekluse so will survive without clutch so have kept OEM for cold starts since its quite rough until the oil warms up.

Friend had problems, went Oberon, my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By DirtyADV
Shock is probably the cause. But a few point...

Shock is probably the cause.

But a few point to check regular that might cause strange handling:

.. bearing (steering, swingarm, shock mounts, wheels)
.. spokes (loose spokes can cause strange...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,235
Posted By DirtyADV
http://www.zenoverland.com/ktm-990-adventure/cpr-s...

http://www.zenoverland.com/ktm-990-adventure/cpr-snap-out-bracket-ktm-950-990-adventure.html

There might be a minor misalignment with the tanks and getting the front fairings in place and they...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 28,358
Posted By DirtyADV
Thank you for the input Irek. Have reworked...

Thank you for the input Irek.

Have reworked the vacuum bleeder now with a separate vacuum hose:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7601/16896248252_3e1785453a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rK4FX3)
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-21-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By DirtyADV
Have not done it yet. But will in the near...

Have not done it yet.

But will in the near future look at breaking a spare shock apart to find out how it works.

Have some manual but its not exactly for the Adventure shock so will have to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-19-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,525
Posted By DirtyADV
Are you trying to look through the valve?...

Are you trying to look through the valve? Possible to go through the spark plug hole? With piston far down in the bore maybe it can be pushed against piston some to get lens to bend toward edge of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 28,358
Posted By DirtyADV
Have started doing some tests for the vacuum...

Have started doing some tests for the vacuum bleeder:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8606/16660499000_94eed6cfc3_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/roepUL)

Found out the hard way (well kind of expected...
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By DirtyADV
Can not answer about the Stebel Nautilus but...

Can not answer about the Stebel Nautilus but running some cheapo air horn setup that came with 2 horns, they are plastic and lightweight and since it was room to squeeze both in place I installed...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,816
Posted By DirtyADV
Looked at pictures a little better and brake disc...

Looked at pictures a little better and brake disc from an adventure won't work, 5 bolt pattern on the SM and 6 on the Adv.

/Johan
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,816
Posted By DirtyADV
Sorry for your loss. Looking at the pictures...

Sorry for your loss.

Looking at the pictures it looks like just the carrier is damaged, sadly you can not buy that separatly.

New caliper is a little over $300.

Not sure if a floating disc...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-16-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By DirtyADV
This is why I always put tape around hand guard...

This is why I always put tape around hand guard and clutch lever so it cant be squeezed if slave is unbolted.

People around the bike if having visitors tend to want to squeeze things and owner...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-16-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,525
Posted By DirtyADV
Was going to add the same thought, had a spark...

Was going to add the same thought, had a spark plug melt on a small 2-stroke 50cc engine, still ran after replacing spark plug (well for a little while with same plug after prying overhang out since...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-16-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,525
Posted By DirtyADV
Thank you, did a quick search at work but could...

Thank you, did a quick search at work but could not locate the thread.

/Johan
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-16-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,525
Posted By DirtyADV
At work now. Not had that problem but some...

At work now.

Not had that problem but some inmate had a thread about it.

For him it had spacer stuck to cylinder head and he lifted head to solve. Hard to find thread on the phone but will look...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-15-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 28,358
Posted By DirtyADV
Finally got the valves to start putting the...

Finally got the valves to start putting the vacuum bleeder together, first try I did not use enough thread tape so had some leaks:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7626/16634424840_5fe96ecea5_z.jpg...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-15-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,525
Posted By DirtyADV
Might be hard to see if there is something stuck...

Might be hard to see if there is something stuck to cylinder head?

But if its something on top of piston you should be able to see it.

There are really cheap units you can buy that you connect...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,525
Posted By DirtyADV
Best picture I could find: ...

Best picture I could find:

http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mVZMUzWyxKr45fuA9Xtko8g.jpg

There is a small piece to stop you from over tightening the clamps, if clamp bolt is undone to far...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,476
Posted By DirtyADV
The cheap threaded rod you buy everywhere would...

The cheap threaded rod you buy everywhere would probably translate to a 4.4 in strength.

But at more tool oriented stores you can usually get it in a 8.8 strength that matches most bolts used on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By DirtyADV
I choose to go with the CPR Rottweiler setup...

I choose to go with the CPR Rottweiler setup (http://www.dirtyadv.com/cpr-trio-installation/), might have been a little cheaper with some of the other similar solutions.

But choose to support the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 724
Posted By DirtyADV
Impact tool really helps out removing nut at...

Impact tool really helps out removing nut at bottom of fork.

And if having them apart I highly suggest breaking things apart far enough to check on rebound valve and clean things up.

Will have...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,476
Posted By DirtyADV
100mm is long enough, but its barely, think I...

100mm is long enough, but its barely, think I choose to remove washers to make sure the lock on to locknut would grip.

So 105 might be better.

/Johan
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,476
Posted By DirtyADV
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2409...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24094933&postcount=118

/Johan
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By DirtyADV
EU 2005 950 squezzed Into a peugeot expert. ...

EU 2005 950 squezzed Into a peugeot expert.

Not sure about dimensions on car.

We did not think it would fit so plan was to leave rear doors a little open.

Handlebars twisted and bike...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-11-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,561
Posted By DirtyADV
Pretty happy with it =) If I could just add...

Pretty happy with it =)

If I could just add a distant cousin in the US =)

/Johan
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,536
Posted By DirtyADV
Spinning rear wheel or clutch basket might be...

Spinning rear wheel or clutch basket might be needed for it to change gear.

Or is it STUCK? Lever wont move even?

Have not had any real gearbox issues but can find neutral between gears...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,125
Posted By DirtyADV
No-toil comes in spray form? Problem I find...

No-toil comes in spray form?

Problem I find is with the foam filter being glued to the basket its hard to squeeze excess oil out and had a bit of a mess on rear cylinder from oil dripping out of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-10-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,561
Posted By DirtyADV
The family: ...

The family:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5478/13901768701_b891265cbd_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nbscvg)

3 closest are mine and 2 furthest away are my dads, transalp at the far end sold since...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-10-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,536
Posted By DirtyADV
Bought Hammerhead shifter with safety bolt for...

Bought Hammerhead shifter with safety bolt for the 950.

Have purchased some small drills and will try to drill some boltheads so they can be secured with wire.

Thought they could be bought but...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-10-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,536
Posted By DirtyADV
The booster that and inner clutch parts you can...

The booster that and inner clutch parts you can remove easily.

If you want to get the outer clutch basket out best is to line up so that the missing tooth on the igntion timing wheel (held by big...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-10-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,869
Posted By DirtyADV
On impulse I purchased one of these carbon fiber...

On impulse I purchased one of these carbon fiber heat shields.

But after burning pants it will be replaced.

Sure the carbon runs cooler than OEM but bolt heads are real hot spots burning stuff....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-10-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,536
Posted By DirtyADV
NO. High gear, luggage strap through wheel...

NO.

High gear, luggage strap through wheel and secured around center stand mount.

Be aware nut can be really hard to get loose.

First time on 950 getting it loose I had tried impact tools,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-09-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By DirtyADV
Think balls are 3mm. /Johan

Think balls are 3mm.

/Johan
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-09-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By DirtyADV
Mentioned it briefly in my "tips and trix"...

Mentioned it briefly in my "tips and trix" (http://www.dirtyadv.com/wp-fork-leg-tips-and-trix/).

Its quite easy but can still be tricky.

Get knob out by sliding a knife in and prying it up, do...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-09-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By DirtyADV
Might unbolt a touratech skidplate in the next...

Might unbolt a touratech skidplate in the next few days, if I remember ill take some measurements.

/Johan
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-08-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By DirtyADV
Never seen the EBC plates but OEM friction disc...

Never seen the EBC plates but OEM friction disc the outer most discs have other larger pads on them compared to what goes in middle of clutch pack. Probably a little easier on the aluminum surfaces...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-08-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,168
Posted By DirtyADV
Spring 2012...

Spring 2012 (http://www.dirtyadv.com/season-of-2012-has-started/) I had a leak at inlet:

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5tACxDAh4Bk" frameborder="0"...
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