950 Super Enduro "Quick Question(s)" Thread...

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by WARRIORPRINCEJJ, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. Afry

    Afry Why hike?

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2011
    Oddometer:
    637
    Location:
    Ramona, Ca
    Two quick questions:
    1) The manual says the rear shock recommended preload is 8MM. Are they talking about the no load sag or as I suspect the spring length compression on the shock itself?

    2) The manual says recommended fork preload adjustment is 5. I suspect they are talking about turns? There doesn't seem to be any clicks or detents as you turn it. I am talking about the adjustment on top of the forks for spring preload not the screw adjustment for the dampening.

    Thanks!
  2. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,151
    Location:
    Morgan Hill Ca
    Yes thats how I read it.
  3. jm65

    jm65 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Oddometer:
    190
    Location:
    Alpes-France
    hi guys

    for my SE ,do you think it's possible to mount rear tires in size 130/90-18 (in place of 140/80-18)

    (in this dimension tire are much cheaper, in France Michelin desert or Dunlop D908 140/80-18 is 140€ and in 130/90-18 is 80€!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, nearly the price of front tires)


    Thanks:ear
  4. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2010
    Oddometer:
    512
    Location:
    Olympia, WA
    Possible yes but the tires in that size are not made to hold up to 100 hp. Find tires when on sale and buy more than one is the best way to save money. These bikes like eating tires.
  5. randel

    randel Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2006
    Oddometer:
    321
    Location:
    Mattighofen
    J have used 130/90-18 (Motoz Tractionator Desert) and also 120/90-18 (Dunlop 752?) on the rear on my SE with no problems. Motoz lasted 6000km and Dunlop has 2000km (still 50% left). 140/80-18 Karoo 2 was slick after 2000km. Size doesn't (always) matter :evil
  6. GoinRidin

    GoinRidin Adventurer

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    Oddometer:
    49
    I know this is a "quick" question thread but Tapatalk search isnt great, are there any good threads about 950's that suddenly lost power?

    My SE and I finished about 110 miles and suddenly lost power. Didn't die but I "think" may have quit on a cylinder. .. but I haven't gotten that far in diagnosing. I changed water pump seal about 1200 miles ago but saw some white in sight glass so immediately assumed I messed up the seal and water contaminated oil clogged oil filer... but drained every thing and oil looked good and all screens were clear. And filter didn't look real wavy and oil was fairly translucent. There were no noises when it started and though the day had some 70-80mph spurts I was tooling along in a neighborhood when this happened.

    Ill start a new thread to expand this discussion. Thx
  7. v8toilet

    v8toilet Nothing to see here.

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,738
    Location:
    Northwest U.S.
    Fuel pump? Bad gas, electrical short on the left hand side of the steering head, key switch contacts corroded. Could be alot of things at 110 miles your tank is getting empty. Need more info.
  8. GoinRidin

    GoinRidin Adventurer

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    Oddometer:
    49
    I've had a pretty reliable fuel Light but that is certainly a possibility I don't want to overlook.
    I dielectric greased every connection below tank and seat but not under the headlight. (oops)
    fuel pump electrics was replaced with Bean's I don't know how reliable they are and if I should suspect failure from them? I haven't read of failures. Ugh...I HATE electrical Grimlins because I feel like I'm blindfolded diagnosing those problems!. thanks for the input.
  9. muscly

    muscly Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2011
    Oddometer:
    74
    Location:
    Norway Hallingdal.

    In the Winter i use Trelleborg studded tire With 7mm studs. This tires are only in 110 wide. standard MX tiresize. Works great, no problem.:clap
  10. whitehaven

    whitehaven Adventurer

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Oddometer:
    28
    Location:
    townsville nth australia
    I have fitted a Camel Toe sidestand plate but now the extra weight incurred on the end of the sidestand makes it bounce around at a unacceptable level,has anyone had similar problem and found a fix?
    If I cant solve this I will remove it and count my losses and revert back to my tried and proven sidestand plate-a squashed coke can carried on me and placed under the sidestand as needed.

    On the subject of tyre width a mate has a 2010 990 Adventure [comes with a 150 tyre and has more weight and more power than a SE] he has done 2 trips into the outback using narrower than standard rear tyres and these are the results.
    Trip 1 Dunlop 606 130 x 90 rear on standard 4.25 inch rim he got 4000 klms.
    Trip 2 Dunlop 606 130 x 90 rear on replacement 2.5 inch rim he got 3000 klms.
    Both trips to same place,same tyre pressures[30 psi] and carrying same gear [weight] and no punctures.
    So a 130 rear will even fit on a wide 4.25 rim let alone the 2.5 rim on a SE and the narrower the rim the more the tyre wears,this is why I have a 3.5 excel which will be fitted on the rear of my SE in the next 3 weeks.
    I am not out to start a tyre thread just answering a question with an example as to weather a 130 can be used on a 2.5 inch rim to keep the cost down.
  11. randel

    randel Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2006
    Oddometer:
    321
    Location:
    Mattighofen
    I welded 3mm steel plate onto sidestand to increase footpint. Costed maybe 25€ including sandblasting and powdercoating sidestand again. No problems since with soft terrain nor sidestand springs.
  12. jm65

    jm65 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Oddometer:
    190
    Location:
    Alpes-France
    ok thanks guys for the answers (tires size):wink:
  13. GoinRidin

    GoinRidin Adventurer

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    Oddometer:
    49
    For you that have had contamination of coolant in oil. .. how "wavy" do you expect the oil filter to be vs just swelling from oil?
    [​IMG]
  14. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,215
    Location:
    Berzerkeley, CA
    That's way too wavy for a normal oil filter. You've got some water/coolant in there. There's some possibility the moisture is coming from condensation, since it's winter especially, but my guess is the waterpump.
  15. GoinRidin

    GoinRidin Adventurer

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    Oddometer:
    49
    I was about to post that First start up after oil change only it ran back to normal...so I guess I should change the waterpump seals AGAIN, I changed them with the CJ designs kit with hardened shaft but I guess I may have damaged a seal putting it together. It was only 2000 miles ago. If I was to buy JUST the seals are they KTM or did CJ designs spec out some seals?

    Edit: new seal on the way and Impeller in case I break mine removing it.
  16. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,215
    Location:
    Berzerkeley, CA
    They're KTM seals. Is this the first oil change since the WP rebuild? If it is, I'd suspect a nick'ed seal. If not, it's kind of an odd time for it to start leaking.
  17. michaelmy

    michaelmy Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2009
    Oddometer:
    30
    And don't forget to ride them...
    Mine haven't been ridden for a month or two.....
  18. GoinRidin

    GoinRidin Adventurer

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    Oddometer:
    49
    Seal will Come today. I also was notified by PM that there have been some premature failures 2/2 to thin hardening process in the shaft. so I'll check close.

    BUT my main question. I was PLANNING on laying bike on side (have fresh oil and filter) and remove cover of water pump and try to change JUST seal since bearings and shaft are ~1200miles old. and assume I nicked the seal on install.

    Question is here;
    Has Anyone removed the seal alone from the outside without removing the pump and using the shaft and c-clip to press it out as I did when replacing EVERYTHING?

    I hope this is a simple $8 repair only. I don't want more down time.
    But I'll fix it right if necessary.

    Thanks

    JT
  19. jwalters

    jwalters Farkle Proliferator

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,369
    Location:
    Little Marais, MN
    I had this problem on a vintage scoot. I just found another smaller diameter kick stand spring from a salvaged bike and added it to the stock spring.
    -jw
  20. RibRoy

    RibRoy RibRoy

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2011
    Oddometer:
    70
    Location:
    Norway