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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-09-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,089
Posted By Head2Wind
to the questions, how do I remove these nuts from...

to the questions, how do I remove these nuts from the head?

I modified a 10mm box end wrench with a bench grinder to thin the head enough to clear the head to nut area....

However... If you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-24-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,089
Posted By Head2Wind
IMO, if a valve is found to be 'worn' in any...

IMO, if a valve is found to be 'worn' in any aspect, the price of a new replacement is worth it. The real benefit is going to be in the seats and who is cutting them and with what.... done properly...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-24-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,701
Posted By Head2Wind
Not necessary to remove the cats post SAS removal...

Not necessary to remove the cats post SAS removal IMO... the SAS is there to help heat the cats at low RPM and over running conditions. I believe that a person would need to run the bike a VERY long...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,329
Posted By Head2Wind
I went this direction once before, from my well...

I went this direction once before, from my well setup 950 ADV to a fairly well setup 08 690 with Rally Raid V1 tanks and a bunch of other changes after riding a factory 690RR. The only thing that I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-24-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,701
Posted By Head2Wind
The cat is not really where the major restriction...

The cat is not really where the major restriction is, nor why the OEM mufflers get as hot as they do.... Sure, the cat does contribute to the overall muffler temp, however IMO it really has to do...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-19-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By Head2Wind
Had a set on my 04 and IMO they are not an...

Had a set on my 04 and IMO they are not an overall improvement.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-19-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By Head2Wind
I don't have definitive data to support this, it...

I don't have definitive data to support this, it has been my general impression of the change from standard ADV cams to SD that it _can_ reduce lower RPM torque........ However... with a few other...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-19-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By Head2Wind
The lowest cost and fairly available option...

The lowest cost and fairly available option presently is dropping a set of SD cams into either the 950 or early 990. There is no production performance cams available that I am aware of, but there...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-19-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By Head2Wind
A area of significant positive change can be...

A area of significant positive change can be found in the cams :deal
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-19-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,176
Posted By Head2Wind
Flush the whole area clean with spray brake...

Flush the whole area clean with spray brake cleaner to remove all residue. Go for a ride and come back and douse the whole area with talc powder or corn starch, it will show you where the source is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-09-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,452
Posted By Head2Wind
FWW, I agree with Paul.... However Chris does...

FWW, I agree with Paul.... However Chris does make a valid point, worthy of review.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-09-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By Head2Wind
It is possible to make it run better. The...

It is possible to make it run better. The 'stock' Akra map is a POS IMO, generally too rich all over, which with the O2 sensors turned on, the 3.5k-5k ickiness is going to be really bad.

Try...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-04-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By Head2Wind
In short, yes it does help. I did a similar...

In short, yes it does help.

I did a similar setup and tested temperatures before and after. There is a difference. I did not test power before and after, so I didn't come out of it with...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-03-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,316
Posted By Head2Wind
When you state the 'main' fuse, which fuse are...

When you state the 'main' fuse, which fuse are you referring to? There is a ECU (ignition) 10 AMP fuse up in the glove box array of fuses, there is a 30 AMP 'MAIN' located on the starter solenoid.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-03-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Head2Wind
I have something that will work. PM me and we can...

I have something that will work. PM me and we can get it out to you.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-01-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By Head2Wind
proving once again that a 600 main jet is _not_...

proving once again that a 600 main jet is _not_ the hot setup

for what is it is worth, I have done the same damn thing..:deal
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-01-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By Head2Wind
The usual suspects have been covered by others it...

The usual suspects have been covered by others it appears.... my first question was going to be 'bowl vent hose' configuration, so if running the two separate 10" and 11" hoses, then obviously there...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,711
Posted By Head2Wind
UK, I agree with your observation that the #50...

UK, I agree with your observation that the #50 air jet in the main circuit will tend to provide a 'leaner' mixture..... this is where one of the caveats are; the air jets can also be used to alter...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,711
Posted By Head2Wind
Push it back on to the brass fitting.... and run...

Push it back on to the brass fitting.... and run it.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-28-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,387
Posted By Head2Wind
The less than 5k RPM issue is a fairly well...

The less than 5k RPM issue is a fairly well covered subject in the 'whats the best map' threads...... In a very general sense, I have found that this problem area is related to the F/L switch as well...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-28-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,387
Posted By Head2Wind
In two words... No and Maybe... :D 02: will...

In two words... No and Maybe... :D
02: will depend upon the 'Map'
2nd throttle: uncheck only if plates are removed
ISC: leave checked, its what controls the idle speed....

'I did readjust the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-28-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,711
Posted By Head2Wind
In a very general sense, the popping can be...

In a very general sense, the popping can be eliminated two ways, either remove the fuel or enrichen it to the point where it doesn't pop.... getting it rich enough to not pop has its own problems. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-28-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By Head2Wind
Things to check/clean: 1. electrical...

Things to check/clean:

1. electrical connectors on the left/lower portion of the engine (side stand switch etc).
2. the ignition pulser harness that comes out of the right front side of the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-28-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,711
Posted By Head2Wind
DISCLAIMER: This information is based upon my...

DISCLAIMER: This information is based upon my experience, YMMV :deal

Your postulation regarding idle air flow is incorrect as well has how air gets into the cylinder while the engine is running. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-10-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
Posted By Head2Wind
You want to have the IAT (intake air temperature)...

You want to have the IAT (intake air temperature) sensor active so the ECU knows what the temperature of the air is going into the engine. Remove it from the OEM airbox and put it near the intake...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-10-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,639
Posted By Head2Wind
The VRR is 100% potted/sealed unit, submerging it...

The VRR is 100% potted/sealed unit, submerging it in water/liquid will not hurt the VRR itself. The 3 prong connector that is not sealed is another issue, however, provided it is allowed to stay...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-10-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,639
Posted By Head2Wind
Yes, this is associated with improving the SE's...

Yes, this is associated with improving the SE's charging system reliability. I don't think that it will provide any improvement for the ADV 950/990 considering where the VRR is normally mounted on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-10-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,639
Posted By Head2Wind
http://142.0.244.174/munnracing/catalog/2013/12621...

http://142.0.244.174/munnracing/catalog/2013/126211130.gif

ID 21, PN:62111037000

and the special fasteners:

ID 35, PN:69014017000 (x2)
ID 36, PN:31008060000 (x2)
ID 37, PN:59030060050 (x2)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-23-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,821
Posted By Head2Wind
My version of the 'fix' for the SE subframe: ...

My version of the 'fix' for the SE subframe:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1BFTp1KNiKE/U2mtckULYWI/AAAAAAAACpU/wzall1HPDBM/w1256-h942-no/P1030124.JPG
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-23-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,227
Posted By Head2Wind
I have been around the 950/990 ADV as well as a...

I have been around the 950/990 ADV as well as a factory race prep'd 690RR and then a 08' 690R that was 'adventurized' with RallyRaid V1 tanks and such.

Personally I would go with the Basel kit...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-18-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,639
Posted By Head2Wind
First of all I _do not_ want to create a internet...

First of all I _do not_ want to create a internet based panic. The 'story' is that a very few units are failing the internal baffle of the oil tank. I don't have specifics or links or pictures as I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By Head2Wind
Personally I would drain the oil and put fresh in...

Personally I would drain the oil and put fresh in it, fresh filter and run it while keeping an eye on the overflow tank before diving into the seal replacement.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By Head2Wind
1. The condensate and water in emulsion with oil,...

1. The condensate and water in emulsion with oil, if there was any significant accumulation would have been in areas that would have required you to clean them, like the cam covers, clutch cover and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By Head2Wind
The grand assumption and potentially risky one...

The grand assumption and potentially risky one here is that the 'oil light' is OK. The low limit for the pressure switch is somewhere near 7-10 PSI if I recall correctly, so potentially the 'OK'...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Posted By Head2Wind
WINGS mufflers are my usual choice... ...

WINGS mufflers are my usual choice... www.wings.si
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,639
Posted By Head2Wind
I am on my second SE EFI conversion build.......

I am on my second SE EFI conversion build.... with a third in the wings. It is possible to teach this old mussle new tricks :)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,639
Posted By Head2Wind
PowerCell Performance..... is one fix. ...

PowerCell Performance..... is one fix.

Konflict Motorsports has been doing some stuff too, but not sure of how long they will last

PowerCell's fix is supposed to be 'permanent', but it comes at...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By Head2Wind
+1

+1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,639
Posted By Head2Wind
Please understand that these failures are an...

Please understand that these failures are an result of _unusual_ riding practices :evil

Despite these failures, the SE is one tough M/C... and most of the failures can be mitigated (like the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,639
Posted By Head2Wind
All of the SE got the best of the 950...

All of the SE got the best of the 950 development.. However if you run them really hard (like some here), the oil tanks will break and the subframes will break and the rear shocks will fail.....
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