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Forum: Orange Crush 08-30-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 24,739
Posted By wantok
Thumb 17" front?

In a large photo I saw of the 1290 SA the front wheel looked suspiciously like a 17 incher, which I dearly hope is my mistake as it would be a deal breaker for me. Can anyone confirm it'll retain the...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-22-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,233
Posted By wantok
Scotts steering damper

Hi People - didn't realise you can fit a scotts to the 1190's. Obviously requires removal of the stock steering damper above the front wheel. Who makes the mounting kit?
Thanks Nick
Forum: Australia 12-18-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,588
Posted By wantok
Going Solo

One of my issues with a big trip is finding someone to do it with - everyone's got their issues/responsibilities etc & finding a compatible, like minded friend who can commit to the same dream &...
Forum: Australia 12-18-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,588
Posted By wantok
Big Changes

I was an aircrafy maintenance engineer (mechanic) for many years, my aviation career anded when I was booted out of saudi arabia in 2002, decided I was sick of that so got a 2nd hand GPZ900 & rode to...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-26-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By wantok
baffle screw holes - seal em up

Mine did that - it was the small screw holes bottom side of mufflers for the baffles (which I removed) Sealed em up & noise gone :clap
Forum: Orange Crush 09-23-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By wantok
Thanks

Cheers for that OC - that's great :clap
Forum: Orange Crush 09-23-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By wantok
Synchrometer SK carby flowmeter question

Hi people - what's the correct way to synch carbs (on my 950 ADV) with the Synchrometer SK flowmeter. It fits neatly into the carb bell mouth & records the flow through the carb. Is the idea to get...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-04-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By wantok
950 carb overhaul kit?

Hi people - I'm in Oz and have had lots of issues getting the carbs on my 950 ADV set up correctly. Is there a kit out there that can be purchased with everything needed to overhaul the carbs -...
Forum: Australia 05-20-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2,995
Views: 284,049
Posted By wantok
Thanks

Thanks for the info guys - ill contact H2W

Cheers

Nick
Forum: Australia 05-20-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2,995
Views: 284,049
Posted By wantok
should have added

Sorry, I should have said it has standard jetting except for 160 front & 165 rear main jets...The floats seem ok. Just want to see what settings work for aussie riders, thanks again

Nick
Forum: Australia 05-20-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2,995
Views: 284,049
Posted By wantok
950 ADV jetting

Hi people - I'm having a shitload of trouble getting my 950ADV jetted right - its got a DNA air filter & wings mufflers - can any of you shed some light on what works for you? I'm after a setting...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-14-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 49,428
Posted By wantok
because......

Because its lighter, cheaper, more reliable, faster, has far better suspension, is more exciting, sounds better, looks better etc etc
Forum: Orange Crush 05-07-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By wantok
hi orangecicle - I installed factory pro needles...

hi orangecicle - I installed factory pro needles for the 950 adv. went to 175 rear & 170 front. the floats are about 3.3 to 3.4mm. Kept the idle jets standard. Im in a hot humid place (Darwin...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-06-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By wantok
Advice please - weird jetting symptom

Need some advice people - I recently cleaned all of the jets in the carbs on my 04 950 ADV & replaced the needles & installed larger main jets. It is smoother now & runs fine except that whenever you...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-07-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,348
Posted By wantok
Hi Eric - Ive got an 04 950 & you'll find they're...

Hi Eric - Ive got an 04 950 & you'll find they're a lot more exciting to ride than a 640. They're surprisingly good off road but certainly bigger & heavier than a 640. There are a few very worthwhile...
Forum: Australia 01-08-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,815
Posted By wantok
why the shake

Ive regularly considered getting a 625 - why do they vibrate so much? Is the engine/crank out of balance or something? Ive owned big singles in the past but the 625 seems to be a real paintshaker...
Forum: Australia 01-07-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2,995
Views: 284,049
Posted By wantok
re seat

Thanks for the suggestions guys - I'll give them a go

Nick
Forum: Australia 01-05-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2,995
Views: 284,049
Posted By wantok
Need to get seat redone - anyone in oz?

Hi people - the low gel seat on my 04 950 ADV just can't support the weight of my 105 kilo fat arse anymore - can anyone recommend someone in oz to modify it? I considered a renazco but the waiting...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-18-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By wantok
rear cylinder exhaust

Its the rear cylinder exhaust camshaft

Cheers

Nick (wantok)
Forum: Orange Crush 12-17-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By wantok
Pitted camshaft replacement qstn

Hi people - for the 2nd time, my 04 950 adventure has pitting on 2 of its camshaft lobes. I recall reading that 990 superduke camshafts are a straight swap and have a harder surface - is this...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-04-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,543
Posted By wantok
Thanks for the advice

This is good stuff - thanks people

Nick (wantok) :clap
Forum: Orange Crush 12-01-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,543
Posted By wantok
need advice on symptoms - too lean or rich?

Hi people - need some advice on the following symptoms: I live in an area that is currently very hot & humid (close to sea level) My 950 ADV (2004) has stock carby jetting & 2 wings open mufflers....
Forum: Orange Crush 11-09-2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By wantok
me too

my 04 950ADV has started doing exactly the same thing. As soon as it warms up it disappears. I'll change the clutch push rod for a later model one as the 03 & 04 ones have an alloy multi-piece one...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 51,806
Posted By wantok
reliability of electronics down the track

I've ridden both & loved them but what concerns me about the MTS (& other very high tech bikes) is how robust are those flash electronics going to b a few years down the track - you can have just as...
Forum: Australia 08-02-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4,804
Views: 336,372
Posted By wantok
Buckethead

If you appreciate great guitar, anything by Buckhead. He's a little odd, but the guy can rip

Nick (wantok) :super
Forum: Australia 08-02-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2,995
Views: 284,049
Posted By wantok
20W40 to 20W60 issues

FYI, I've always used MOTUL 7100 in 20W40 in my 950 ADV but recently filled with the same oil in 20W60. It was a mistake, the bike jumps out of gear & doesn't change as well, so changed back & sweet...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-14-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By wantok
950/990 indicators swap?

Hi people - can the indicators on a 950 ADV be directly replaced by the smaller, sharper indicators on the 990's? I broke 2 of my 950's off & thought I'd replace them with the 990 ones.
Cheers ...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-23-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 18,852
Views: 7,640,067
Posted By wantok
950 in Darwin Australia #3

http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r622/wantok62/DSCF0087.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 05-23-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 18,852
Views: 7,640,067
Posted By wantok
My 950 in Darwin #2

http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r622/wantok62/DSCF0083.jpg

http://s1175.photobucket.com/albums/r622/wantok62/?action=view&current=DSCF0087.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 05-23-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 18,852
Views: 7,640,067
Posted By wantok
My 04 950 in Darwin, top end Australia

http://http://s1175.photobucket.com/albums/r622/wantok62/?action=view&current=DSCF0083.jpg

http://http://s1175.photobucket.com/albums/r622/wantok62/?action=view&current=DSCF0087.jpg
Forum: Australia 05-21-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2,995
Views: 284,049
Posted By wantok
The 950 at Gunn Point Darwin

http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r622/wantok62/DSCF0087.jpg

Hi people, just a quick shot of the 950 at Gunn Point the other day testing the Scotts & suspension upgrade. How do you get the image...
Forum: Australia 05-20-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2,995
Views: 284,049
Posted By wantok
testing the damper & suspension work

just took my 950 for a fast run to Gunn Point in Darwin (long corrugated dirt road to a beach) to test out the new scotts damper kit & the suspension work from Chad's off road. Was stoked, she was on...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-03-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 894
Posted By wantok
Should have said freewheel bolts

Sorry people - I should have said freewheel bolts tb

Nick
Forum: Orange Crush 05-03-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 894
Posted By wantok
Just did rotor bolts TB & got this awful feeling

hi inmates, wisdom required ASAP please - I just did the rotor bolt tb on my 04 950 ADV & when I was fitting the ignition cover back on I accidentally turned a splined cog which turned a larger...
Forum: Australia 04-27-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2,995
Views: 284,049
Posted By wantok
2nd fuel pump shat

second standard fuel pump shat itself yesterday so bit the bullet & ordered a facet kit from states. It appears water got into it via the vent hose & corroded the points. Luckily it stopped 200m from...
Forum: Australia 04-21-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2,995
Views: 284,049
Posted By wantok
Shorai in oz now

You can get Shoai's in Oz now. Try shorai.com.au
For my 950adv they recommend the 18a one.
Nick
Forum: Australia 04-17-2012, 04:56 AM
Replies: 2,995
Views: 284,049
Posted By wantok
big tank

I'd love one of those big tanks for my 950 ADV - I could only afford a 2nd hander though. Planning a solo ride from darwin to broom via the gibb, will probably use a 12 litre fuel bladder - standard...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-11-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,505
Posted By wantok
Laugh Hi EC From the looks of it you've got your...

Hi EC

From the looks of it you've got your 950 well sorted with the setup & components you have, imagine how costly this will be to eventually match on a different bike. I was contemplating...
Forum: Australia 04-04-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,015
Posted By wantok
Check Chad's

Check out Chad's off road on google, they're located in Geeloong. They're very reasonably priced & do the suspension work for lots of top level racers. They did my 950 Adventure.

Nick (wantok)
Forum: Orange Crush 03-26-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,312
Posted By wantok
Thumb Possible solution

Gday Pantah - my 950 had exactly the same symptoms & drove me crazy checking all possibilities out. It ended up being the crankcase vent venting oil mist into the front carb. I disconnected the line...
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