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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-20-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By men8ifr
Danm, only way to get the water out is to ride to...

Danm, only way to get the water out is to ride to Morocco and sit in the sun. I hate it when that happens :-)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-19-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By men8ifr
How to get water out of the Gobi pabbiers - not in the water part

As per the title - i used one to chill some beer now cant get all the water out from in there somewhere. - not from teh notmal water compartment I emptied that and theres still water somewhere...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By men8ifr
serurety - I tend to find I think my 'adventures'...

serurety - I tend to find I think my 'adventures' are awesome and love re-living what i've done but few people actually 'get' it. Maybe because I don't write it in a good enough style or it's not...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By men8ifr
OK looks like the video, pictures and text all...

OK looks like the video, pictures and text all have to be handled separately.

May try to have more of a look at blogger/wordpress.
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By men8ifr
Writing a story as you go...

Any opinions on the best way to do this including pics and videos?

Ideally I'd like to put all the stuff pics, videos, text etc together in a document then be able up upload it all with the press...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,314
Posted By men8ifr
Bash Plate?

Did you have a (non standard) bash plate - if so which one?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-29-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 251,700
Posted By men8ifr
950 in it's natural environment

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Somewhere in Morocco. I like the front/rear wheel cams.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-15-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,498
Posted By men8ifr
If you've got a scorp on the front get a scorp on...

If you've got a scorp on the front get a scorp on the back - it will be ok on gravel roads and dry singletrack but rubbish/dangerous on mud and wet grass and useless in sand. If avoiding mud/sand/wet...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-29-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,322
Posted By men8ifr
Just bought a new DID chain - they guarantee it...

Just bought a new DID chain - they guarantee it for 15,000 miles but not if you use a clip!

I take it for read they know more than me about chains.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-29-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,607
Posted By men8ifr
These can work as long as the seal is leaking...

These can work as long as the seal is leaking because of trapped dirt and not because of wear.

I'd prefer to fit seal savers (and have done)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-25-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,322
Posted By men8ifr
I've has clips on my enduro become a bit loose...

I've has clips on my enduro become a bit loose over time seems like they open up a bit - I've had to buy another link to use the spring clip from it. This was installed the right way round - would be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-25-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,918
Posted By men8ifr
Why are you doing this? Also this would put...

Why are you doing this?

Also this would put a 'U' in the vent lines won't it - they won't drain and may block with liquid??

Pressure difference across the filter will be very small until at...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-24-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,321
Posted By men8ifr
I wonder if foam grips would help as well......

I wonder if foam grips would help as well... That's what them there Dakar riders use (or used to...) for many long days in the saddle.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-23-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19,166
Views: 7,891,134
Posted By men8ifr
I really like the look of that bike - abused like...

I really like the look of that bike - abused like a 950 should be! Like that you've kept 2x silencers as well - always looks better.
I think some of the sponsors got mis-spelt....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-23-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,321
Posted By men8ifr
Tendon pain after 4-7 days on the bike

It's coming upto my annual pilgrimage to Morocco that means ~3 weeks of riding with 2-2.5weeks off road, usually 8+ hours/day.

Last time out on the KTM I got pain in my right hand from near the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-23-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By men8ifr
boomer - do you think your vista is the right...

boomer - do you think your vista is the right size? When you engage it does it feel solid?

Maybe a bit of tape would fix it so it grips more securely?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-22-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By men8ifr
Which vista cruise for 950 Adv?

Can any-one point me in the right direction of the correct vista cruise to use for the 950 adventure - Any problems with the functionality?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-10-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,896
Posted By men8ifr
I rode with a shock on my aprilia pegaso 650 that...

I rode with a shock on my aprilia pegaso 650 that lost all it's oil and your traction is halved on bumpy surfaces if you truly have zero damping - the rear wheel spends 1/2 the time in the air it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-10-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By men8ifr
I run iridiums in my 950. I spoke to Bosch...

I run iridiums in my 950.

I spoke to Bosch about the cr8ek design - simply it is to extend the wear life with the 2x grounds - does not help performance and is basically an old design before...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-09-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 251,700
Posted By men8ifr
Awesome!

Awesome - just watched all 3 parts in HD - thanks for sharing!

Re your shock - they did something wrong when they rebuilt it - maybe too much oil not enough air space - hopefully the rebuild will...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-30-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,559
Posted By men8ifr
I think KTM spec a XX-50w in the heat because the...

I think KTM spec a XX-50w in the heat because the bike needs it - I think if they could use the much more common XX-40w they would (and it would improve power/fuel economy a bit)

So if its hot...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-30-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By men8ifr
Note the ADV swingarms before about 06 can crack...

Note the ADV swingarms before about 06 can crack near the shock mount if the bike is used heavily offroad and/or jumped. My 03 had a 8-10" long crack in it bought an 08 which is stronger - has the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-23-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,576
Posted By men8ifr
If that's the thermosat (stops water flowing out...

If that's the thermosat (stops water flowing out the engine until about 80deg +) and not the temp switch (turns the fans on) then an open thermostat will run the engine cooler - if the bike is not...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-08-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,231
Posted By men8ifr
Performance in sand vs 908RR

I keep looking at these for my Morocco trips but went with a 908RR last time whick just about lasts OK if I take a road tyre to do the mileage through europe first.

The thing that puts me off if...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-08-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,322
Posted By men8ifr
About 4 years ago I was in the US and was...

About 4 years ago I was in the US and was expecting parts to be cheaper over there but was surprised you are paying more than we are but the difference was not huge maybe 10-20% at a guess, exchange...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-29-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By men8ifr
Yes multiple shims of the same thickness is fine....

Yes multiple shims of the same thickness is fine.

Several thin shims will flex a lot easier than a single thick shim when the total thicknesses are the same.

There will be a maximum thickness...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 174,201
Posted By men8ifr
I replaced the lower braces on the Hepco Becker...

I replaced the lower braces on the Hepco Becker crash bars and you can fit 2x5L fuel cans in there = 32L fuel in total. For this trip I replaced the ECU and added a TPS to the carbs and it gets 75 to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-15-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 251,700
Posted By men8ifr
Morocco Front Wheel Cam

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Counting down to going again....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,679
Posted By men8ifr
Thanks for the reply - I had removed the circlip...

Thanks for the reply - I had removed the circlip and could not get the piston out, seems like I was using a screwdriver that was slighty too big pushing it from the other side and teh spring was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,679
Posted By men8ifr
How to remove master piston from housing

How do I get the piston out of the clutch housing? - does it com out the lever end or the cable end - tried both and no luck...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-22-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,400
Posted By men8ifr
Should improve engine efficiency and theoretically reduce fuel consumption

So there is some power limitation in neutral 1st and 2nd. The ECU can only control the spark timing (throttle is still controlled by a wire attached to your right hand). To reduce power it retards...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 38,060
Posted By men8ifr
Dear Customer, The Eurosport Player App is...

Dear Customer,

The Eurosport Player App is not broadcasting the Eurosport channels in HD. If you wish to watch Eurosport channels in HD quality, you have to purchase a subscription through a...
Forum: Racing 01-10-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 38,060
Posted By men8ifr
Not just me then - I emailed eurosport but have...

Not just me then - I emailed eurosport but have not got a reply - useless! Are other people watching eurosport in HD on their computer?

If so what is teh channel name and how many channels appear...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 38,060
Posted By men8ifr
Is it possible to watch eurosport in HD - the 2...

Is it possible to watch eurosport in HD - the 2 eurosport channels seem to be in SD - same as the eurosport player via their website using silverlight. I think there used to be a eurosport HD channel...
Forum: Racing 01-07-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 259,238
Posted By men8ifr
2nd pic is excellent - seems like he's taking it...

2nd pic is excellent - seems like he's taking it all in his stride
Forum: Racing 01-07-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18,421
Views: 1,194,915
Posted By men8ifr
Is it possible to watch eurosport on the VLC...

Is it possible to watch eurosport on the VLC player? Watching from their website (uses silverlight) I can only get low quality video - can't work out why..
Forum: Racing 01-06-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18,421
Views: 1,194,915
Posted By men8ifr
Are you able to watch it in HD I get SD only but...

Are you able to watch it in HD I get SD only but I don't know why... and watching on a 50" telly you kind of notice!
Forum: Racing 01-06-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18,421
Views: 1,194,915
Posted By men8ifr
Eurosport Player

Does any-one know how I can get the eurosport player to work in HD it seems stuck at 1800kbps I'm watching the snooker at the moment as a test.

I've checked and have the latest version of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-30-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,771
Posted By men8ifr
No reason why carb'd bikes couldn't have knock...

No reason why carb'd bikes couldn't have knock control and I'm sure some do - the ignition retard is completely separate from the fuelling but neither the 950 or 990 have any form of knock control...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-14-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,145
Posted By men8ifr
GPS location of 2nd to last pic

Any-one know the location of that 2nd to last pic - looks great don't think I've rode there before - may try and pay it a visit on the next trip.
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