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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-06-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,065
Posted By knobbyjoe
gefr, What is a pickup sensor? Where is it...

gefr,
What is a pickup sensor? Where is it located?
Thanks
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,321
Posted By knobbyjoe
Ace is the Place

Ace Hardware has the rubber nuts and screws. They are american standard threads. Much cheaper than the KTM gold standard ones.

The screw heads that I got are not as nice but maybe you can find...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,258
Posted By knobbyjoe
Excuse the high Jack Chuck Wheelsmith...

Excuse the high Jack Chuck

Wheelsmith Racing
Tuner Marc Salvisberg
San Rafael, California

Just north of San Francisco on Hyw 101

He has a good reputation and did a good job, I highly...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,258
Posted By knobbyjoe
FI 990 experience

I'm one of those guys with an old school mechanical background and guilty of over modifying my rides but now have no desire to fiddle with my bikes performance. Age and experience. Sort of like the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-12-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3,158
Views: 534,316
Posted By knobbyjoe
Dusty, I'm not at my computer that has my...

Dusty,
I'm not at my computer that has my original 990 2008 adv map. I'll send it to you later this evening when I get home.
KJ
Forum: Vendors 03-09-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,666
Posted By knobbyjoe
Filters and pump

Hello gefr,

990 adv 2008 at 24,000 miles and just had the symptoms of clogged filters, bogging at 5,000 while throttling up climbing in the mountains. Was able to get home.

I have your filters...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-20-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,258
Posted By knobbyjoe
Say it isn't so Chuck. You've been good on the...

Say it isn't so Chuck. You've been good on the forum. Come back.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By knobbyjoe
Good to have you aboard Valley Kid and Sensor....

Good to have you aboard Valley Kid and Sensor. The more miles i ride the more I appreciate the bike.

KJ
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 47,374
Posted By knobbyjoe
Gosh George, that was brave of you to come out!...

Gosh George, that was brave of you to come out! It's Ok though you can still ride with us:rofl

U2 Chuck:freaky
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 47,374
Posted By knobbyjoe
One guys bling is another's efficient masterful...

One guys bling is another's efficient masterful time saver.

I installed the CJ hose and yes I first had a leak. Tightened too much and messed up the nut. Had to reorder from CJ and paid premium....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-13-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By knobbyjoe
thank you I have the same stool. Next time it...

thank you
I have the same stool. Next time it will be my tank support.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-04-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,167
Posted By knobbyjoe
Count me in, 990 Adv

Count me in, 990 Adv
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,482
Posted By knobbyjoe
Sorry maybe I'm not understanding. The sock you...

Sorry maybe I'm not understanding. The sock you refer to is in the filler hole on top? Or at the fuel pump?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,482
Posted By knobbyjoe
Wow, I run the CJ sock and screw cap but have...

Wow, I run the CJ sock and screw cap but have standard dirt bike type vents on each cap. Never had any pressure build up that I have seen.

What was the reading material that discussed boiling gas...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,287
Posted By knobbyjoe
Well, yes, your right, motor wants to be pushed....

Well, yes, your right, motor wants to be pushed. No complaint there. Flog it and all is good.

The issue is about good manners in slow rocky single track or even parking lots and having a throttle...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,670
Posted By knobbyjoe
Holy deflated footballs I'm ready to plan...

Holy deflated footballs

I'm ready to plan for the 2015 KTM rally:freaky
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By knobbyjoe
Nice bike, welcome back. :clap

Nice bike, welcome back. :clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,670
Posted By knobbyjoe
Hey Qwik, txbear55 beat me to a response here...

Hey Qwik,
txbear55 beat me to a response here it is anyway.

Tried to search some older posts about this but nothing came up.

There was some discussion on Advrider that Jackson Hole was one...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,287
Posted By knobbyjoe
Very Good read. Claus Holweg the guy who...

Very Good read. Claus Holweg the guy who developed the LC8 would be able to answer our questions.

Considering the inherent characteristics of the LC8 light weight design, Claus and his team must...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-21-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,287
Posted By knobbyjoe
I had a Stealy heavy fly wheel on my old RFS...

I had a Stealy heavy fly wheel on my old RFS installed years ago.

You have a reasonable idea and at one time I had the same quest for the 990. But a heavier fly wheel or way to weight it, I never...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-20-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,287
Posted By knobbyjoe
I think most of the oc posts support lowering the...

I think most of the oc posts support lowering the gearing as a way to improve the throttle snatch and also help power delivery all around.

My personal experience supports that and would never go...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-20-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 19,528
Views: 8,186,745
Posted By knobbyjoe
Good thing you got a fast bike!

Good thing you got a fast bike!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-20-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,287
Posted By knobbyjoe
I believe the updated dash started in 2009. So my...

I believe the updated dash started in 2009. So my bike is old style with the supposed most problematic throttle.

Just my recollection on what has been often talked about on this forum about the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,287
Posted By knobbyjoe
Just to add to help. My 2008 990 was really...

Just to add to help.

My 2008 990 was really snatchy to the point that I considered moving on to the 1190. But a dyno tuner said he could make it much better and he did.

Now the snatch is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 19,528
Views: 8,186,745
Posted By knobbyjoe
http://sierrabob.smugmug.com/Category/Dog-skins/i-...

http://sierrabob.smugmug.com/Category/Dog-skins/i-mC989Rb/0/M/IMG_0460-M.jpg (http://sierrabob.smugmug.com/Category/Dog-skins/i-mC989Rb/A)

So what do you do when the winter weather is just like...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 16,001
Posted By knobbyjoe
Howdy mcstark, Soft bags only way to go for the...

Howdy mcstark,
Soft bags only way to go for the 990 since where we go invites tip overs. Just a little ol' low speed over busted the hard covers off. Wolfman stuff is really built and hold up...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,319
Posted By knobbyjoe
Zuber, Sure need some help in understanding your...

Zuber, Sure need some help in understanding your statement. Would you please elaborate. I do want my valve settings to be right.

Are you saying that you can check the valve clearances and they can...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-02-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By knobbyjoe
Just wondering, Why? Design flaw? Poor materials?...

Just wondering, Why? Design flaw? Poor materials?

Do other non KTM bikes have short lived water pump seals? Don't think so.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-01-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,793
Posted By knobbyjoe
http://sierrabob.smugmug.com/Other/Coast-Ride-2014...

http://sierrabob.smugmug.com/Other/Coast-Ride-2014/i-Pg2vSnB/0/M/IMG_0037-M.jpg (http://sierrabob.smugmug.com/Other/Coast-Ride-2014/i-Pg2vSnB/A)Highway trip...motels...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-29-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,049
Posted By knobbyjoe
http://sierrabob.smugmug.com/Other/More-KTM-rally-...

http://sierrabob.smugmug.com/Other/More-KTM-rally-on-the-TAT/i-dvVJKs3/0/M/IMG_0240-M.jpg (http://sierrabob.smugmug.com/Other/More-KTM-rally-on-the-TAT/i-dvVJKs3/A)

Brent,
Here is a shot of you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-27-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 16,001
Posted By knobbyjoe
From a guy that looks on at your good preventive...

From a guy that looks on at your good preventive work with his stock 990, you say original oil jet going back in. :1drink

That is good news since I worry that I've haven't done all these mods and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-27-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,188
Posted By knobbyjoe
Don't know if this a applicable to your bolt but...

Don't know if this a applicable to your bolt but might give this a try.

On the torch work. If you put a long socket or short with a short extension on the bolt you can aim the flame at the tool...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,776
Posted By knobbyjoe
http://palmerrides.smugmug.com/Other/V-Stream-Wind...

http://palmerrides.smugmug.com/Other/V-Stream-Wind-Screen/i-CNXQJqt/0/S/263-S.jpg (http://palmerrides.smugmug.com/Other/V-Stream-Wind-Screen/46483073_5pJ5Gc#!i=3775884078&k=CNXQJqt&lb=1&s=A)

How...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-20-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,776
Posted By knobbyjoe
That looks like a very clean mount. How did...

That looks like a very clean mount.

How did you do that?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-12-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,300
Posted By knobbyjoe
To be fair called them during business hours. ...

To be fair called them during business hours.

Got a robotic system that directed me to choose a department where I was put on hold. Then the robot told me to leave message or email my questions. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-11-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,300
Posted By knobbyjoe
Hmm, Interesting $18 to ship a $6, seal as...

Hmm, Interesting
$18 to ship a $6, seal as heavy as a nickel, is OK?

I haven't checked prices but if this is the norm then we are being taken advantage of!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-10-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,300
Posted By knobbyjoe
Not what I;d use as a parts provide

http://www.powersportswarehouse.com/pages/home/default.aspx

- SHAFT SEAL RING 14X24X6 B
Item: 0760142460 $6.14

Estimated Shipping: $17.71

Estimated Order Total: $23.85

Thought I'd...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-02-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By knobbyjoe
I like this idea.

I like this idea.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-01-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By knobbyjoe
I'm fine was riding in full motocross type gear....

I'm fine was riding in full motocross type gear. Came off the desert trying to catch up and while powering around a tight turn on pavement the back tire caught some crack filling tar and whoopie...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-01-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By knobbyjoe
Dang...Bent my bike in a high side:(

http://sierrabob.smugmug.com/Other/Point-Reys-trip/i-bssXtBG/0/M/IMG_0390-M.jpg...
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