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Forum: Vendors 02-12-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 992
Views: 114,767
Posted By Sporting Wood
I have been recommending using a hose to extend...

I have been recommending using a hose to extend the vent from the pcv valve to just above the countershaft sprocket for just this reason. A little oil blow by is nice on the chain.

All kits for...
Forum: Vendors 01-25-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 992
Views: 114,767
Posted By Sporting Wood
This time of year, I usually keep thin stock but...

This time of year, I usually keep thin stock but I have seen an unexpected increase in demand. I was out of everything and backorders resulted. Good news is that every order has either shipped this...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,095
Posted By Sporting Wood
I can rebuild these carbs blindfolded with both...

I can rebuild these carbs blindfolded with both hands tied behind my back. They are pretty tough and it takes a lot of bad gas to mess them up. That goes for the whole bike, really. I have found...
Forum: Vendors 01-08-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 992
Views: 114,767
Posted By Sporting Wood
Hey, I'm here, just busy getting caught up with...

Hey, I'm here, just busy getting caught up with work after the holidays. Sorry TG, I have your number and will call you this afternoon. All the jetting info is in the thread, however. I really...
Forum: Vendors 12-23-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 992
Views: 114,767
Posted By Sporting Wood
More often with this motor, hot exhaust means...

More often with this motor, hot exhaust means that its rich. Does it hang idle any?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-15-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,376,497
Posted By Sporting Wood
Several years ago, someone posted here that they...

Several years ago, someone posted here that they had heard that Honda R&D had bought a couple KTM 990s and were riding he crap out of them in SoCal and Baja... It seems that this bike has gone in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-10-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,961
Posted By Sporting Wood
Could a M0d please move this thread to GSspot? ...

Could a M0d please move this thread to GSspot?

:lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-09-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,961
Posted By Sporting Wood
The way I understand it, Ken. Higher altitude...

The way I understand it, Ken. Higher altitude equals thinner air. Thinner air means less compression. Less compression means less Bernoulli, thus less 'vacuum' low pressure to pull the diaphragm...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-09-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,961
Posted By Sporting Wood
It does compensate. As atmospheric pressure...

It does compensate.

As atmospheric pressure decreases, spring pressure which doesn't vary, holds the slide and needle lower. This obviously results in a leaner mixture when on the needle circuit....
Forum: Vendors 11-01-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 992
Views: 114,767
Posted By Sporting Wood
Too rich low end. Odd with 42 pilots to get...

Too rich low end. Odd with 42 pilots to get that. Could be its sucking through the big mains/high needle. Sometimes clogged air jets or the passages in the idle circuit can cause this... Or its...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-31-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,526
Posted By Sporting Wood
Mythbusting

16/45 puts cruise speed right into the meat of the torque curve. The bike is more responsive and runs through the gears quicker. While there is an intuitive feeling some here express that higher...
Forum: Vendors 10-29-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 992
Views: 114,767
Posted By Sporting Wood
Which seal? I can sell them to you. Best to...

Which seal? I can sell them to you. Best to inquire at sw7performance@gmail.com
Forum: Vendors 10-28-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 992
Views: 114,767
Posted By Sporting Wood
Hey! Awesome first post. Welcome to ADV! ...

Hey! Awesome first post. Welcome to ADV!

You may find it needs a little tweeking one way or another but that setting works on a lot of bikes well.

Cheers!
:freaky
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-24-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,898
Posted By Sporting Wood
You can, that'll get it back to stock. You'll...

You can, that'll get it back to stock. You'll have that dreaded lean spot around 4500rpm and it may still be a touch rich under 2500. Personally, I like /3 with a little bigger mains and a leaned...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-24-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,898
Posted By Sporting Wood
Since you are all else stock except for raising...

Since you are all else stock except for raising the needle a clip, and it high idles...and you smell gas at idle, then the problem is that you are far too rich on the low end. Needle clip 3 with...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-24-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,503
Posted By Sporting Wood
FYI, ACV cuts the amount of fuel flow by cutting...

FYI, ACV cuts the amount of fuel flow by cutting roughly 90% of vacuum available to the idle circuit. With this less available vacuum, less fuel is drawn when engine braking or throttle chop. This...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-20-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,984
Posted By Sporting Wood
I do. They're perfectly good alloy nipples. I...

I do. They're perfectly good alloy nipples. I happen to have them on the front wheel of my CRF450X baja bike. The big heavy KTM bike does a better job at smashing rims and hence requires greater...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,503
Posted By Sporting Wood
Only when you close the throttle. However,...

Only when you close the throttle.

However, it actually enriches the mixture but at the same time, delivers less of it. The end effect is less fuel waste through the exhaust. Leaning wasn't...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,984
Posted By Sporting Wood
Rad makes good stuff, and sometimes has the SE...

Rad makes good stuff, and sometimes has the SE rims straight from DID at considerable savings. His replacement cush hub, dimensionally based on the LC4 hub, is a work of art.

The only thing I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,503
Posted By Sporting Wood
Sumi, have you checked the bushing/gasket...

Sumi, have you checked the bushing/gasket graphite ring where the pipes connect with the Y-pipe? I have seen these deteriorate and cause popping. Its also fairly easy to reconnect the pipe after...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 578,632
Posted By Sporting Wood
The Guzzis were next door to the Motus tent...

The Guzzis were next door to the Motus tent...
Forum: Vendors 10-09-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 992
Views: 114,767
Posted By Sporting Wood
45 or 42 pilots?

45 or 42 pilots?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-06-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By Sporting Wood
Pull the hoses off the front. If the problem...

Pull the hoses off the front. If the problem goes away then its a pinched hose. If it remains then search for "flapendectomy"
Forum: Vendors 10-06-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 992
Views: 114,767
Posted By Sporting Wood
Could be, though I thought that the needles were...

Could be, though I thought that the needles were out of the tube at redline, where mains are set. It could as well have to do with the way you have the carbs vented or air jets, etc...or maybe your...
Forum: Vendors 10-05-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 992
Views: 114,767
Posted By Sporting Wood
I actually haven't heard of anyone ever doing...

I actually haven't heard of anyone ever doing this deeve, ever...for the past 3 years I've sold these kits...until last week. You are not alone! I will add something better to the post #2...
Forum: Vendors 10-05-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 992
Views: 114,767
Posted By Sporting Wood
I always recommend 2 starting points depending on...

I always recommend 2 starting points depending on whether the owner is looking for economy and altitude flexibility or power. Also, the LC8 has some pretty divergent cam timing issues which imho...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-20-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,219
Posted By Sporting Wood
*I've dyno'ed this pretty extensively and set up...

*I've dyno'ed this pretty extensively and set up a lot of these motors, and agree to some degree but...

At high RPM, the snorkel does create a significant restriction. So much so that covering...
Forum: Vendors 09-19-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 992
Views: 114,767
Posted By Sporting Wood
Same motor, same jetting. That though is just...

Same motor, same jetting. That though is just the tip of it. All these tend to tune differently.
Forum: Vendors 09-19-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 992
Views: 114,767
Posted By Sporting Wood
Hi CR, IIRC I have these in my pile of jets. I...

Hi CR, IIRC I have these in my pile of jets. I do not however have a solitary needle. FP gets funny about selling them w/o the kit, asked before and it was a no. I'll ask for you though. Perhaps,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 31,670
Posted By Sporting Wood
Steve-O, should have bought the RC8 instead. ...

Steve-O, should have bought the RC8 instead. KTM's are actually sold on the notion, "Ready to Race". BMW's on the other hand, seem like they are more along the lines of Ready to Blow. :freaky
Forum: Old's Cool 09-13-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,201
Posted By Sporting Wood
Wouldn't miss #10 for nothing! :freaky

Wouldn't miss #10 for nothing! :freaky
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-13-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,063
Posted By Sporting Wood
Damn! That sucks. Those things can be a little...

Damn! That sucks. Those things can be a little tricky to get on without binding.

Probably was the guy that put it in last time...FWIW, you were the guy using the torque wrench! Is there...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-12-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,063
Posted By Sporting Wood
I don't know for sure, couldn't find the TSB...

I don't know for sure, couldn't find the TSB file... You're probably right. It was one of the many 5.5 updates, and emission related which usually causes manufacturers to jump through fiery hoops...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-12-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,063
Posted By Sporting Wood
I think that this is covered by KTM if you take...

I think that this is covered by KTM if you take it to the dealer. Might want to check if all the other warranty updates were done too, as this may be a sign that they haven't.
Forum: Vendors 09-05-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 992
Views: 114,767
Posted By Sporting Wood
This prefilter could work that way but its really...

This prefilter could work that way but its really not necessary. Since its dual layered and its fine filtration foam is the same as in the primary filter, it will serve to prefilter in front of the...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 08-27-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,514
Views: 108,952
Posted By Sporting Wood
You know how to get here RB. Bring some more of...

You know how to get here RB. Bring some more of those beers with the label pic of the two of us sitting in lawnchairs getting drunk.:freaky
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 08-27-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,514
Views: 108,952
Posted By Sporting Wood
4 hotels in town, BBQ place, Mexican place,...

4 hotels in town, BBQ place, Mexican place, pizza, etc...city maintained campground (free) in the back yard of Don and Kathy McCoy's (realmccoy here on adv) bunkhouse with a public bathhouse. Don...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 08-26-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1,514
Views: 108,952
Posted By Sporting Wood
+1. This place is awesome and the riding here,...

+1. This place is awesome and the riding here, off or on, is some of the best in the world...seriously!
Forum: Vendors 08-23-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 992
Views: 114,767
Posted By Sporting Wood
In my experience, the combination of 42 pilot,...

In my experience, the combination of 42 pilot, 2nt clip and 4mm floats tends to be rather lean on the low end even with larger mains, 178's. California riding tends to go a tiny bit richer than we...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-24-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By Sporting Wood
Take the Sprinter van.:huh 77 is about the only...

Take the Sprinter van.:huh 77 is about the only good way out. 21 or 601 is eat up with traffic and lots of lights...slooooowww. I'd go through Mt Airy on 89, then run Wards Gap/Orchard Gap rd....
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