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

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

  1. Colorado Uli

    Colorado Uli Motociclista Non Elegante

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    Dear Veetwo_tls

    Thanks for the entertainment value in all of that. I mean it! Sometimes I think it's worth ordering from China just to have these entertaining email exchanges.
    Now where did I put that Chinese takeout menu?
  2. pepetrueba

    pepetrueba PEPEBAJA

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    Andy sorry about your fall on an outstanding ride. Hope you heal soon.
    Six long months without a katoom. Got one three weeks ago and its bern in office setting it up slowly awaiting parts from Chip Munn and biggest issue is as some have experienced the dmv emission recall not getting bike registered.
    Rode bike today to Vey's KTM in Lemon Grove so service can get a visual on my dmv and contact KTM USA....
    Im at their mercy...but rain or shine im riding it this weekend
  3. ct_rider

    ct_rider Adventurer

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    So I just got a new Safari tank to install on my SE and I have a question about the fuel valves. One of my stock fuel valves leaks when I remove my tank (doesn't fully close). Before I order new stock KTM valves for the new tank I was wondering if there are any other options. I happened to have a valve off a KTM dirt bike with the ON/OFF/Reserve settings but the fuel outlet points either forward or backward where the 950 valve points toward the center of the bike to ease fuel line routing. I like the idea of having a reserve setting since my fuel level sensor has needed replacement once and caused me to run out of gas. The dirt bike valve bolts to the safari tank but it may cause problems with fuel line routing or might make contact with the exhaust since it is a little longer than the original valve -need to pull the stock tank to test fit.

    Has anyone fitted fuel valves with a reserve on a 950 SE with safari tank?

    Another potential option is Powercells quick disconnects but they are many times more expensive than the standard valves.
  4. jwalters

    jwalters Farkle Proliferator

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    Hi guys,
    I'm putting Dual La Paz 8inch HID lights on my SE. Any recommendations on the most painless way to remount/rewire the wiring inside the stock headlight/speedo unit?
  5. max2

    max2 Been here awhile

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    I've seen a section of inner tube used to hide all the connectors, zip ties sealed the ends
  6. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-)

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    That's what I did with mine,,,, fat wad of wiring. At some point I'm going with a custom harness and get rid of all the unneeded crap.
  7. jwalters

    jwalters Farkle Proliferator

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    I like it! Thanks, just the sort of tips I'm looking for.

  8. bigborefan

    bigborefan Making new friends

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    My 09 is closing in on 10K miles. In the name of preventive maintenance, here is my to-do list.

    Dr Beans Fuel Pump Mod
    CJ Designs Water Pump Shaft/Rebuild Kit
    Radiator Fan Temperature Switch
    Clutch Slave - Not sure which vendor yet, KTM-Twins, Oberon?
    Rectifier - Not sure what to do here. Carry a spare OEM? Relocate using LakeMonsters kit?

    Any other suggestions?
  9. Monterey_BS

    Monterey_BS On or Off - not sure

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    1) Forget Dr. Bean and install a vacuum pump. You'll never have to think about pushing fuel again - ever.
    2) I did my pump at 12K.
    3) Not sure why you need a manual fan switch. Probably the system just needs a flush which is something I would do at least once per year.
    4) Pull the swinger and check bearings.
    5) Same with the steerer.
    6) If you've got a Black Dog sidestand relocation bracket, Kurt's got a suggested installation mod which involves swapping the locations of the mounting bolts. It's not a 10K thing, but you might not be on their mailing list.

    Did you manage to pry the Safari from the guy in MI?
  10. bigborefan

    bigborefan Making new friends

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    The rad switch I am referencing causes the fan to come on sooner at a lower temperature.

    I do have the DB kickstand relocation bracket. I'll check with Black Dog.

    The bike in MI went to a guy in IA. He offered up the tank, but I got no money no more. I'll score one someday.

    I really can't afford KTMs. I may have to go back to Hondas...:rofl

    Thanks
  11. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    Good Choice :nod

    I'm running one on my 690 & 950 :thumb
  12. bigborefan

    bigborefan Making new friends

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    I am disappointed BrownDog. I thought for sure you would recommend silver rims....:rofl
  13. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    :lol3 Yea Them TOO :nod

    I Must be Well Remembered for that :wink:
  14. 1derer

    1derer Sh*t Where am I?

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    I was not able to find any info on fuel flow. Does the rally side fuel tank empty into main 1st or? Interested in one does anyone have experience with this tank they can share?
    Thanks

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  15. ICERIDER

    ICERIDER Adventure Rider

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    Yes I have one. PO had the top rear mounting using zip ties though. Must fabricate a proper bracket.


    If you ride with the aux petcock open it will go down in tandem with the main. If you want to use it as a reserve just keep the aux petcock closed until you need it.


    I now run a Safari main and I'm keeping the aux as a reserve. Just make sure the petcock closes fully. Mine doesn't and leaks into the main, depleating my reserve. Must fix it.


    Depends on one's range requirements but I like having the gas onboard
  16. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    You can plumb it to flow anyway you want, I didn't like the weight back there when luggaged up for travel so I'd run it out first. I installed a small valve so I could just reach down and switch to the main tank when this one was empty (first little sputter) or when mileage said it should be low. There was a check valve in the line from the aux tank to prevent back flow from the main.
  17. 1derer

    1derer Sh*t Where am I?

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    Like that idea prefer the aux tank to drain 1st.


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  18. KaaJa

    KaaJa Been here awhile

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    You can connect it to main tank breather hose and it will drain the rear tank first automaticly. You might have to add o-ring under the main tank cap gasket to make it tight. Works like a charm.
  19. Afry

    Afry Why hike?

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    I have and and prefer it to the big Safari tank up front. Mine is always connected and drains slower then the main tank. When the main tank is empty the rear tank has about 1/3 left.

    I once had a problem in Death Valley riding up a looooong uphill road for a good 20 or so miles and didn't make it to the top as the rear tank stopped feeding due to the incline and the front tank was dry. A buddy gave me a pint of fuel and I made it to the top.

    I used to get 135 miles out of the stock tank and now it good for over 200.

    I don't really notice the extra weight in the back but when I put it on I still had the stock exhaust so I think it's even when comparing the two setups.
  20. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    We have the same setup although CJ tank and like you always run the rear tank dry first, system works very well.:clap