My 950 Refresh or Mission Creep...

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by sakurama, May 5, 2009.

  1. TTRider

    TTRider Adventurer

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    Dear Gregor,

    thank you and all the contributors soooooo much for doing this incredible stuff !:clap:clap I really think theres is the same spirit that drives people like michelangelo painting the chapel or people trying and trying to find the right carbon ligament for the light bulb. I mean anything you will ever buy finished will be second to something you work yourself on. Everytime i work on my bike (in a much more simple way than you do) i learn a little more and my relationship to the bike is getting better.

    Thank you for taking us along this fantastic trip to the perfect 950-990 KTM carb.Version by GregorHalenda !!!:clap:clap:clap
  2. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    41's...41's...41's...41's!!!

    Them kids thinkin' they's give sumthin' up with the 41's aint feel'ed 'em pull at the sockets...:clap

    Third gear, roll on wheelie's are possible. They are more power wheelie style and hover a few inches off the ground, usually just long enough to get noticed.
  3. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    Thanks TT!

    I realize I'm lucky to have the support of some really talented friends. It's beyond satisfying to be able to solve a problem and make a difference in almost any capacity but when I can do it on my bike, which to me is my passion, it's even more satisfying. I started all this because I wanted to make my 950 something special and I think I'm really getting somewhere with it. I have a few more things I'm talking with Chris about - things I'm not ready to discuss - and I think they would take the bike to the next level.

    Of course they would also be the cost of another bike... :eek1

    Hey Snowhawk, I think I'm with you on the 41's. There's no way my bike is lacking in torque right now and I'm really curious to see what it looks like on the dyno. Don't know if I'll have time before I leave tomorrow but it looks like I'll be back for another job in a couple weeks so maybe then.

    Gregor
  4. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    This is so good.

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  5. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    :freaky back at you!

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  6. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    Awesome! Exactly how I feel about my bike with the velocity stacks.

    Night and day difference!

    3rd throttle wheelies are easily possible with the help of just the slightest rise in the road!!!

    Choke would be the bomb!

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  7. hilukstrux

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    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> Gregor, thank you so much for sharing this adventure in bike tuning. I have enjoyed each and every update. After all the work on those pipes, I was disappointed when you considered going to a stock 990 setup following the first dyno runs. But now YES! You did it.:clap This is surely a lesson in how to keep at it and to NOT GIVE UP. I am looking forward to some more…
    BTW, I believe I laid up the seat on your team incomplete boxer project while working for Craig Hanson. I still have one of the photos you sent in my garage.

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  8. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    Holy cow! That's amazing. Craig was great and a real inspiration - Michael Moore put me onto him and his boxer was one of my favorites. That's so cool. I still have that same seat too - nice job! The boxer is next on my list of projects when I get back to Portland. In fact I'm thinking I may look at putting a set of FCR's on it now that we're getting them licked.

    Gregor


  9. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    I rode the bike into Gino's tonight and, like Flanny, we have a friendly rivalry with our bikes. I rolled up and just gave him the keys and said, "Take it for a spin and tell me what you think." and then waited for him to come back. Here's his first impression as he rode my bike the last time we went out with the stock FCR set up.

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  10. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl

    You know when Gino starts threatening with the mafia that he's beat. There you have it folks...990 with Cosentino Carb kit kills Gino's 990R! I love it!

    Mission accomplished! :clap:clap
  11. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    :lol3
    I guess Gino likes it! :rofl
  12. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    Threats are what keeping us all on top in the OC :evil

    MOARR videos with older hooligan riders in NYC...
  13. BRUNO BOTELHO

    BRUNO BOTELHO Been here awhile

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    Congrats for the happy ending :clap
    I wish i had talented friends like yours where i live...:cry
    It would be nice to watch a video of your bike running :clap

    I'm looking forward to see what will be the next level :evil
  14. jonnykilo

    jonnykilo Traveller

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    "The carbs are working!" AWESOME. Restauranteur and raconteur extraordinary that Gino. Sign 'em up as your spokeswoman.

    jak
  15. mookymoo

    mookymoo Mookish Mook

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    Regarding the carb vent/drain tubes, is there anything in particular you guys have done in terms of routing/placement?
    (Are they as sensitive as the CV vents?)

    Any reason to consider vent filters (ala 7602) for these FCR's like I have seen some do with thumpers?
  16. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    I vent mine from the left down to behind the swing-arm, and from the right, up along the frame trellis to just behind the head tube, and curving down. No perceived issues with this routing, and no filters, but I also don't ride in silt and stuff either...

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  17. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    I would definitely run a vent filter, any FCR will suck in a tiny amount of air regardless of whether it's on a twin or a single.

    They weigh and cost so little that there is no reason not to. If you are Gregor or Flanny you can get them in black or orange billet, for the former KLR riders out there, find an old film roll canister, fill it with the foam from an air filter and run your lines in and out of that. :evil
  18. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    I've been digital for so long I can't even remember what film canisters looks like. Besides, I ended up going with the orange velocity stacks so I'm going to order one of those orange filters but I think I'll just get black tubes. I guess I'll route it up front.

    I just got a booking again in NYC for 17-18 of Dec. and I called Chris to see if he could get the chokes done by then and he said yeah, he should be able to. I booked my flight in early so I'll be rested on Monday and so I'll have Sunday to run and test the bike. I'd like to run the 41's and 39's back to back just to see.

    I know Chris had to remake some parts for the kits and he's sick with the flu right now but I hope some others get the kits - I'll be curious what the impressions are.

    Gregor

    PS - since my shop days are numbered I did a quick iphone pano of my space. Not very clear really but I wanted to remember it.

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  19. CharlieFox

    CharlieFox Been here awhile

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    Gregor,

    The work you have done is awesome! Thank you for taking the time and putting forth the effort in documenting the progress.
  20. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    I can't speak to their use on a 950, but on the singles, the 7602 filters keep a ton of crap out of the top of the carb- I'm sold on them. They also sort any issue with deep water crossings. I don't see a reason why the 950 would be any different...