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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-05-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11,194
Views: 2,390,933
Posted By Bannisdale
Just one careful owner......

Just one careful owner......
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-05-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,330
Posted By Bannisdale
I added the baja designs tail light to mine a...

I added the baja designs tail light to mine a couple of years back and have had no issues with more mud etc being flung up.

The light is a LOT brighter and the stop lamp is dazzling.

Look at...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-23-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,886,393
Posted By Bannisdale
West Coast of Scotland

A recent camping trip to Wester Ross. Dog it was cold!

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc186/Bannisdale/DSC_0139.jpg (http://s212.photobucket.com/user/Bannisdale/media/DSC_0139.jpg.html)
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,028
Posted By Bannisdale
No, solid rotor. I would hope that the centre...

No, solid rotor. I would hope that the centre carrier on a floater would be coated in some way. I was shocked how quickly this rusted. like an old Guzzi disc!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,028
Posted By Bannisdale
EBC Poor Quality

I recently fitted an EBC rear disc to my non ABS 950.

It rained....I put the bike away....it rusted....I'm talking sitting in the garage overnight!

Got a replacement under warranty. Was told...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-19-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,785
Posted By Bannisdale
Trail Attacks

Great road tyre, Hopeless on anything but bone dry gravel roads.

The carcase on these is VERY flexible and thin, wich is great for the contact patch on road but make them very prone to punctures...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-25-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,905
Posted By Bannisdale
Cable Length

If your cables run a bit tight, just flip the throttle twist grip through 180 deg so the cables exit underneath the bars.

Don't forget to block off the drain hole that will now be on the top...I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-24-2012, 02:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,905
Posted By Bannisdale
RC Highbend

I'm not tall but suffered the same problem.
The sweep on the standard bars is quite severe and this was causing my wrists to be angled in to my body causing severe ache after a few hours.
I fitted...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-09-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,058
Posted By Bannisdale
Slightly off topic but...

I have the HID50 kit fitted on both the high and low beam (Euro light).

I find the colour temp too blue for my liking and would like to go down to 5000K or 4500K a more natural light colour.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-26-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 11,194
Views: 2,390,933
Posted By Bannisdale
I put some Wemoto folding mirrors on a while back...

I put some Wemoto folding mirrors on a while back and they actually vibrate less than the stock ones. I can see what's behind me on motorways now without having to damp the vibes with my hand!
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-04-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,929
Posted By Bannisdale
I got a link to the DiD chain specs in one of the...

I got a link to the DiD chain specs in one of the earlier posts. I'll get my calipers out and check everything is ok. I'm going to inspect all the links for damage too.

The bike has not been...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-04-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,929
Posted By Bannisdale
Next Steps

I agree with most of the comments made so far but need to do some more checks before I go at KTM with both barrels.

I haven't yet looked at the front sprocket, I need to measure the chain for...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-03-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,641,113
Posted By Bannisdale
Well, you'ld know all about metrosexuals coming...

Well, you'ld know all about metrosexuals coming from Sydney, Ducky :kat
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-03-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,929
Posted By Bannisdale
Alignment

Alignment was spot on and the chain show no sign of stretch (without measuring) when I try to pull it away from the sprocket, there is no discernible movement.

The sprocket is not worn much at all...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-03-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,641,113
Posted By Bannisdale
Ugly

I'm glad it's as ugly as Duck....another reason to keep the 950...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-03-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,929
Posted By Bannisdale
Photos

<a href="http://s212.photobucket.com/albums/cc186/Bannisdale/?action=view&amp;current=DSC00879.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc186/Bannisdale/DSC00879.jpg" border="0"...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-03-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,929
Posted By Bannisdale
Right tension

I tend to run the chain slightly slack NEVER Tight. The chain and sprockets were fitted at the same time by the same dealer, Triple D at Kendal, who I've had no complaints with in the past.

The...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-03-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,929
Posted By Bannisdale
Rear Sprocket Teeth Missing

Has anyone ever had the rear sprocket loose half it's teeth before?:huh

Mine was an OEM 42T Steel sprocket. It was fitted at the same time as a new front and DID Chain.

It looks like the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-30-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11,194
Views: 2,390,933
Posted By Bannisdale
Warm feet? Beer too cold? ...or freakishly...

Warm feet?
Beer too cold?
...or freakishly long arms?:wink:
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-30-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,717
Posted By Bannisdale
Same as you

I've had three rear blowouts on the adventure with three different tyres. The only one that stayed on the rim was the OE Scorpion. The Trail Attack was scary as the tyre is so flimsy and I was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-20-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By Bannisdale
Really gutted for your loss! One would be bad but...

Really gutted for your loss! One would be bad but two......that stinks.

Was the 990 data tagged?

I often scan e-bay etc. so will keep an eye out too.

All the best

Tim
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-18-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11,194
Views: 2,390,933
Posted By Bannisdale
What crossing are you on Markie?

What crossing are you on Markie?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-18-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11,194
Views: 2,390,933
Posted By Bannisdale
Fitted some Mefos in readiness for a trip to the...

Fitted some Mefos in readiness for a trip to the Pyrenees next week.

These were a bit of a shock after the Trail Attacks. Much rounder profile that drops into corners plus, as expected, a lot...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-13-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,341
Posted By Bannisdale
Happy

I'm just happy that MCN have at last done an unbiased test!

I've stopped reading that piece of toilet paper as the testers all seem to have an agenda before the the test starts, last time it was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-23-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,356
Posted By Bannisdale
Cut a slot just below the upturn on the Rally...

Cut a slot just below the upturn on the Rally Raid screen. This reduces the low pressure area behind the screen thus lowering the boundary layer where the turbulence occurs. I'm short at 5' 7" and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-12-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,638
Posted By Bannisdale
Ride it

As I'm sure others have said, just live with it a bit. I'm only 5'6" with a 29" inseam and the bike seemed way to tall when I bought it but.....you adapt and it becomes second nature. In 6 years of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,356
Posted By Bannisdale
Here's mine

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc186/Bannisdale/screen.jpg (http://s212.photobucket.com/albums/cc186/Bannisdale/?action=view&current=screen.jpg)

Love the duke headlight assy above. How did you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-19-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 11,194
Views: 2,390,933
Posted By Bannisdale
Chris Byron UK WP Specialist

As Peanuts said, Chris Byron did all the work and supplied the parts for my shock and forks.

I can't recommend Chris highly enough, the guy is a genious when it comes to suspension ( a bloody...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-15-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11,194
Views: 2,390,933
Posted By Bannisdale
A winter of total content.

Took her off the road and carried out some much needed tlc.

New Galfer pads front
Carbon wrap on mudguard and glove box lid (paint flaking off)
Painted RR screen (Graphic as on tanks to be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-15-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,886,393
Posted By Bannisdale
Back on the road

For the first time in her life she's had a winter break and some serious cleaning! (and a few farkles)
http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc186/Bannisdale/DSCN7758.jpg...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11,194
Views: 2,390,933
Posted By Bannisdale
Template

Would you be willing to make an electronic or paper template of your storage box so others could copy your hard work?!

I think this is a great solution to utilise all that wasted space.:clap
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-02-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,358
Posted By Bannisdale
Another option

<a href="http://s212.photobucket.com/albums/cc186/Bannisdale/?action=view&amp;current=aTankBagStraps.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc186/Bannisdale/aTankBagStraps.jpg"...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-25-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 37,843
Posted By Bannisdale
Exclusively US?

Not fair, a US gallon is smaller than a UK one! :deal
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-08-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,623
Posted By Bannisdale
Thanks Chaps

Did you notice any difference in the braking performance over stock?

Thinking about getting the wavey ones....nice job Peanuts!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-07-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,623
Posted By Bannisdale
All Bike Engineering Discs

Has anyone used these guys before? What's the quality like?

Just priced up a set for the 950 (2005) Adv and they quote 65 Each for Wavey or standard (Front and Back).

Seems very reasonable...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-24-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By Bannisdale
Metal Polish

I just cleaned mine up with some Autosol metal polish and they came up like new! The Titaniium gets a fine oxide layer that goes a bit yellow/brown aftyer a few years. Now I have to clean the rest...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,387
Posted By Bannisdale
My Solution

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc186/Bannisdale/aHeatController.jpg (http://s212.photobucket.com/albums/cc186/Bannisdale/?action=view&current=aHeatController.jpg)

Easy to reach. Unplugs using...
Forum: Vendors 12-02-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 38,374
Posted By Bannisdale
straight Fit

No mods required, all good. :clap

Cheers
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-30-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11,194
Views: 2,390,933
Posted By Bannisdale
Made a tripmaster switch

Copied the idea from some guys off this form....thanks chaps...works well but would be nice to have a remote reset button too!

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc186/Bannisdale/165.jpg

Modded...
Forum: Vendors 11-30-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 38,374
Posted By Bannisdale
Fitted mine

Fitted a couple of weeks back.

I use the BDCW skid plate and all fits fine.

No probs with stand after a fully loaded two up camping trip to West Scotland last week.

Thanks Charlie!
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