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Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-19-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 53,381
Posted By tinwelp
RR_Al, I completely agree. I'd never trust...

RR_Al, I completely agree.

I'd never trust worm-drive hose clamps on anything critical... like pressurised oil hoses, for example. I've lots of experience of hoses working themselves loose with...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-16-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,385
Posted By tinwelp
This ^^ Or you could make a big fuss over it,...

This ^^
Or you could make a big fuss over it, cause a lot of bad feeling, force the dealer to repaint it and then moan that the colour is slightly different.

Everyone is different, so you must...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-16-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By tinwelp
Falconfixer, you could try repacking the FMFs...

Falconfixer,
you could try repacking the FMFs and installing the FMF db-killers. The easier, but more expensive option is replacing the cans. Wings are very popular because of their price to...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-06-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By tinwelp
What Charlie said...! I'd add balancing your...

What Charlie said...!

I'd add balancing your carbs too. In my experience your exact symptoms are caused by one cylinder working slightly harder than the other either due to jetting problems...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-04-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By tinwelp
ross, here are the promised schematics and...

ross,
here are the promised schematics and picture... sorry for the delay.

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb457/Paul_Tinwell/990ADVECUwiring.jpg


...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-03-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By tinwelp
Signature line suggests a 990ADV... so...

Signature line suggests a 990ADV... so information on the 950 probably isn't the most valuable. It would have helped if rossguzzi was a little more explicit though!

If you do have a 990ADV, the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-27-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By tinwelp
I'd rewind to the condition you found it and see...

I'd rewind to the condition you found it and see if the problem is still there. If it is, it's the result of something you've done whilst tearing it down the first time. If not, it's the reason why...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-26-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By tinwelp
... although to be fair, you're likely to be...

... although to be fair, you're likely to be experiencing other issues too if your R/R is dead, like a cooked battery or an abject failure to start. You do have a point if the failure is incipient,...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,670
Posted By tinwelp
Seems like serious overkill... not to mention the...

Seems like serious overkill... not to mention the pump you suggest is likely to be massively oversized.

As suggested above, by far the best way is to figure out why your seals fail so regularly. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-14-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 377,042
Posted By tinwelp
Gregor, AND the 900SS has arrived too?! Must...

Gregor,
AND the 900SS has arrived too?! Must be like Christmas. No wonder you are smiling!!

Keep up the good work.

Cheers... Paul
Forum: Orange Crush 08-08-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 41,687
Posted By tinwelp
Click on the photo to be taken to Photobucket,...

Click on the photo to be taken to Photobucket, then scroll one picture back in this guy's album to see a dyno-run (torque), another back to see the power data. Not sure if this is an ADV or (more...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-05-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By tinwelp
You see, that's the problem. Your bike is from...

You see, that's the problem. Your bike is from Austria, in Europe, and we're all metricated over here. Your poor bike just doesn't understand what the hell a quart is. Neither do I for that...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-05-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 925
Posted By tinwelp
Perfal, I'm not sure if the coils are different...

Perfal,
I'm not sure if the coils are different between models (it is unlikely), but logically I'd use the 950 parts if you have them.

TPS setting is more likely to have an effect at idle and...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-04-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 925
Posted By tinwelp
Perfal, I'm quite sure someone has already done...

Perfal,
I'm quite sure someone has already done this conversion and will be a long soon to advise. In the meantime, what do you know about the replacement engine? Is it correct to assume it was...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-01-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 377,042
Posted By tinwelp
doc, nice bike... but what gives? Crowded roads?...

doc, nice bike... but what gives? Crowded roads? Silly policing? Make it sing!

Please tell us you give it a regular spanking on the track.

Cheers... Paul
Forum: Orange Crush 07-31-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 377,042
Posted By tinwelp
I completely agree Ken, but for some reason carbs...

I completely agree Ken, but for some reason carbs seem more in keeping with the character of these bikes in my opinion. It's just good, wholesome, dirty fun.

FI is so much easier to work with,...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-30-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 377,042
Posted By tinwelp
I hear you rattis, but I doubt you'll ever...

I hear you rattis, but I doubt you'll ever sell... the orange gets in the blood you know... and anyway, we're talking modification not maintenance. Speaking of which, haven't you just finished a...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-29-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 377,042
Posted By tinwelp
Thanks Rattis, but no need to be overwhelmed. ...

Thanks Rattis, but no need to be overwhelmed. The hardest part of any job like this is having the imagination needed to conceive a solution. A few machine-tool toys are essential too, but the rest...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-29-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 40,901
Posted By tinwelp
Gregor, very very nice. Now go out and destroy...

Gregor,
very very nice. Now go out and destroy those "chicken strips"... there's way too much tread on those tyres!
Cheers... Paul
Forum: Orange Crush 07-28-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 377,042
Posted By tinwelp
Throttle linkage

Hello all,
I needed to take the tank off for some further modifications, so I took the opportunity to show you the throttle linkage I mentioned a little while ago. Sorry for the iPhone pictures......
Forum: Orange Crush 07-24-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By tinwelp
Interesting video... and in my opinion the front...

Interesting video... and in my opinion the front carb, as demonstrated and described to have the "old good diaphragm", is NOT correct. There absolutely should be some 'damping' as you describe. For...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,198
Posted By tinwelp
The KTM racks work very well and are not too...

The KTM racks work very well and are not too expensive. They're not exactly light, but I ran the stock exhausts with cats for a while without any problems, even in 45C heat.

Removing the cats...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By tinwelp
Not at all obvious, but I'd suggest it's not...

Not at all obvious, but I'd suggest it's not related to your R/R. Sounds more like it could be an intermittent wiring problem or most likely a fuel pump issue.

Are you running the original pump?...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By tinwelp
Is the oil light issue after refilling with...

Is the oil light issue after refilling with coolant? If it is, it is most probably the typical coolant in the oil problem. Only in your case, running it without coolant has blown the head...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-02-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 377,042
Posted By tinwelp
Yes, completely correct; it's an ITG filter. Buy...

Yes, completely correct; it's an ITG filter. Buy them from a car motorsports shop and you shouldn't have any difficulty finding what you need.

I'm in France, and I've repeatedly found it's better...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-01-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 377,042
Posted By tinwelp
Gregor, cables... yes, the same rigmarole was...

Gregor,
cables... yes, the same rigmarole was needed for me, but as I'd made a linkage between the carbs at least I only had one pair of cables to modify.

For the cable mount on the front carb, I...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By tinwelp
Where are you now? If you're heading East along...

Where are you now? If you're heading East along the Med coast, I could possibly help.

I'm in Fayence, about 50km in-land from St. Tropez. I'm away this weekend, but any other time I'd happily...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-25-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,545
Posted By tinwelp
Or better yet, make the spacers 7.5mm and they'll...

Or better yet, make the spacers 7.5mm and they'll fit correctly! :D

Not sure why KTM did this on the SD, but they do indeed use the same calipers and a spacer as stock.

Good luck!

Cheers......
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 377,042
Posted By tinwelp
Hi Gregor, I'll take you up on this... but it...

Hi Gregor,
I'll take you up on this... but it will need to wait until the end of the summer to be practical. It's just too hot here until at least September to need much of any choke. It's part of...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-24-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 377,042
Posted By tinwelp
Ha! That's almost funny, because I've just...

Ha!
That's almost funny, because I've just finished this...

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb457/Paul_Tinwell/KTM950SM%20carb%20mods/DSC04156.jpg

The fit is not perfect, and the welding...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-23-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,341
Posted By tinwelp
All, I've worked in the Auto industry for a...

All,
I've worked in the Auto industry for a very long while, chiefly R&D. I've never worked specifically with a bike company, BUT if I was to suggest to the production engineers of any of the...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-23-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By tinwelp
Probably the easiest and most reliable fix is to...

Probably the easiest and most reliable fix is to just replace it. Surely it's not that expensive? Or do you just need a solution now?

I'd try common liquid Cyanoacrylate (super-glue), mixed with...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-22-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,580
Posted By tinwelp
, what Dusty just said, but also consider...

,
what Dusty just said, but also consider both of your suggested locations are after joints in the pipework. In my experience there's a big potential for measurement errors unless the sealing at...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-22-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Posted By tinwelp
Very difficult to be sure without a soundtrack,...

Very difficult to be sure without a soundtrack, but what you describe is pretty much exactly what I'd expect from the drive-chain.

Learn to avoid lugging the engine. It's MUCH happier spinning up...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-18-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,065
Posted By tinwelp
OD, I'm easily confused! An excellent find...

OD, I'm easily confused!

An excellent find on SD.net... and a much better job of writing-up than I would have done!

As I was converting an SM to take the SD cluster it was a little more...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-17-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,065
Posted By tinwelp
OD, I didn't respond after looking because it...

OD,
I didn't respond after looking because it wasn't clear to me what you were trying to do. Do all of the 990s not have the same instruments? Sorry for my ignorance.

Some years ago I replaced...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-15-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,122
Posted By tinwelp
keener, my suggested order of preference for...

keener,
my suggested order of preference for your repair is:


find a better radiator repair place! This should pose little or no problem to an experienced welder.
Brazing with one of the...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-15-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,781
Posted By tinwelp
I agree with Sumi, your 'jumping chain' is pretty...

I agree with Sumi, your 'jumping chain' is pretty much as to be expected. However, towards the end of your video when you open throttle a bit, it absolutely does not sound correct. To me it sounds...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-13-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,781
Posted By tinwelp
... flippin' dastardly thing...

I'm very late to the party here, and I'm very sure your problem has been fixed by the excellent input from the usual crowd, but I've got to know if this was a Freudian-slip of some sort or a typo.? ...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-11-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,142
Posted By tinwelp
6mm and 8mm ID respectively to be exact, but...

6mm and 8mm ID respectively to be exact, but you're close enough!

Cheers... Paul
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