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

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

  1. Balsta

    Balsta Been here awhile

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    I just buy a one step thinner shim when the gap goes too small. After 113 kkm and two motors I have learned:
    • clearance hardly changes providing the motor operating temperature is stable (nowadays my 2009 990 motor never sees anything but four bars on the panel) also with plenty high load on low and high rpms at low speed and very high ambient temperatures
    • intake valve clearances havent changed at all after 40000 km
    • all four exhaust valves needed one step thinner shim after 40000 km
    • my old 2006 950 motor was another animal, much more temperature variations and need to reshim both intakes and exhausts after each season of about 20000 km
  2. mousitsas

    mousitsas Long timer

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    I read that Clint Eastwood :lol3
  3. mattc

    mattc Been here awhile

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    Anyone with a Safari Tank have clearance issues between the brace and the front tire? I have the flat bar style brace and even with a short mt21 front, it caught and twisted the brace at full compression.

    I modified it a little for more clearance. Will test ride and verify a fix at some point. I'm curious if others have had this trouble.

    Thanks :beer
  4. Hodgo

    Hodgo TWIN Cylinder ADV

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    Yes I have the flat brace & notice that it hits sometimes on a hard landing wheel stand. The tube one broke & was pretty crappy. Would like to see the photos of your mods to the brace.

  5. Crowley

    Crowley Adventurer

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    Guy that I ride with once in a while also complains about the lack of clearance.

    It stands out quite a but more than the old tube type bracket that I have on mine. Tube type has no clearance problems.
  6. bigkuri

    bigkuri Long timer

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    What is this diode actually for? It is in the cowling, and part number 11 on the parts fiche.

    One of the wires going into it broke; I only noticed that my indicators stopped working. I have repaired the wire, but now the indicators don't flash, just a constant light. I thought diodes are just like a one-way directional valve for the current, but wondering if it has something to do with the flashing?...

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  7. charlie264

    charlie264 Long timer

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    Pretty Much, they tend to go two ways...ohms meter...they break so no flow, they open so flow both ways.

    Looking at the SE C diagram...can only see two diodes....one diode is to do with return for the gear sensor switch and tuther clutch switch...should be nout to do with indicators....check flasher relay.
  8. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    I received the used Adv tail light yesterday and it is identical to the SE (and SM) piece. Still can't understand why the Adv piece is $40 more (OEM) than the others.

    I also don't understand why KTM didn't provide a lens that screws on, rather than making it a whole sub-assembly. There's not much room to snake your hand in to either replace a bulb or remove the unit. Having younger grand-kids is helpful :lol3
  9. bigkuri

    bigkuri Long timer

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    Thanks! eerrrrr which one is actually the flasher relay? The last one before the tail-light??...
  10. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    I added a 1/2" thick piece of foam to the existing top foam on the lens to keep it from shaking & jarring on rough trails :nod

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=580886

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  11. charlie264

    charlie264 Long timer

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    Just looking....It also says diode for flasher control....:huh Sorry. :shog Relay is behind head light mask...on the right.

    Yep, sorry there is a diode inline for the live feed to relay........
  12. ToddLite

    ToddLite Been here awhile

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    You don't by any chance have any pics of said tube type bracket do you? Is this available from Safari? I have the flat bracket style and very regularly make contact on what I'd consider minimal hits. I'd like to see if I can solve that problem
  13. Hodgo

    Hodgo TWIN Cylinder ADV

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    The Flat bracket is an updated part from Safari to replace the tube.

  14. ToddLite

    ToddLite Been here awhile

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    Interesting and good to know as there doesnt appear to be much you can do to really increase the clearance. Thanks Hodgo
  15. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    We ground our bracket back on the centered one and have not had any issues with touching and we have a couple hits where it has bottomed.

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  16. AndyCap

    AndyCap Mineral Oil Anyone?

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    Here's my first query.

    I have had my 950 SE for a week now. I have ridden it 4 times. The first three times I road it, the clutch was fine. Those 3 rides added up to only 119 miles.

    Today, I took it out of the garage, started it up and let it warm up for a bit, but not as long as I did the other times. I then got on it, pulled the clutch in and shifted it in to neutral. It lurched and stalled, as if the clutch wasn't pulled at all.

    I started it back up, and it was a bit better but stalled as soon as I started giving it gas. Third time, I was able to get it in to gear and then ride it. The clutch progressively got better as I road. I was taking all back roads. I then got on the highway, and road for about a mile. When I went to exit, there was no clutch again. It was hard to down shift. By the time I got to the end of teh off ramp, the clutch was showing pressure again.

    I road it to the office, and parked it. Later in the day, when I was ready to ride home, I let it warm up longer, and it appeared the clutch was better. However, it appears that when I get some air through the engine, and cool things down, the lever loses pressure.

    Note that today was cooler than the the other days I rode.

    So, I have arrived at the hydrolics. My question is, are there any known issues with the clutch slave on these things? Are they they temperature sensitive?

    How much fluid does the clutch system hold?

    Do I bleed it just like a brake system?

    I see some after market clutch slaves. How do I know if mine is bad, and if any of these are good? I don't see any leaking from the slave, but it is hard to tell because the chain leaves it's share of lube.

    Thanks for any input. I am under the gun to figure this out so I can go camping this Friday-Monday.
  17. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    yes, there are known issues with the clutch slave on these bikes.

    You could bleed the clutch and get it back, but it's gonna need a new slave cylinder sonner rather than later. There are a couple of aftermarket options available. Research Oberon and Evoluzione.

    Good luck
  18. AndyCap

    AndyCap Mineral Oil Anyone?

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    Thanks - figured as much.

    Is there an ADV preferred Clutch Slave? Pros/Cons?
  19. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    I don't think one is preferred over the other. I have run both on different bikes successfully but I'm thinking the Evo unit may not be available anymore?
  20. v8toilet

    v8toilet Nothing to see here.

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    Evo no longer exists. Oberon or Siguetech or KTM upgraded the OEM one at some point supposedly.