Redbeard redux

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Capt. REDBEARD, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Capt. REDBEARD

    Capt. REDBEARD TWECO

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    funny guy.....
    I figured the dirt floor, lack of tools and working mostly by natural light should make me feel right at home. it is just like my field maintenance program with all my other bikes - only there is cold beer available. well actually if you ride with AKARob on those certain days he is know to keep a couple of cold cruisers in his "field kit"

    thanks for the advice.
    I already put down some plywood with old carpet over it. the carpet is a trick I used at my last shop (see video).
    I use a craftsman shop light w/magnet and hook to position where i need it.
    I plan on getting a cat - but wanted to introduce him to the barn in the spring/summer so he can get used to it before the bitter winter cold.

    my question is when are you going to get that 400 ripping?
    interested in selling it? I am on the look out for a RFS with a wide ratio transmission...........
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  2. Capt. REDBEARD

    Capt. REDBEARD TWECO

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    I was getting Dakar flash-backs. I swore never again - and we all know how that usually works out for me.......

    I might need you to help me get this thing back together - you are my in-house fabrications guru and pitcrew boss. If you make it out I promise plenty of vegetarian delights and maybe even some cranberry moonshine......

    I will also get you that list of BMW parts that I have. I will try to get those over to you tonight - but I leave for NOLA at 4am tomorrow - so no promises.
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  3. Nutmeggah

    Nutmeggah Pilot

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    Twecko! You are always one for a challenge! Holy smokes that is a going to be a ripper!

    John
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  4. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    Look me up when you get to NOLA, Captain. We have lots of beer and at least one farkled 990 down here. :D
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  5. kamanya

    kamanya Andrew to most

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    Ok, I'll play....

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    1 - plug for swingarm hole.
    2 - routing holders for wiring that goes to the rear electrics. They mount under the right rear panels onto the supporting plastic tray.
    3 - The chain bump restrictor and bush. A bitch to get to when the bike is together as the rear exhaust gets in the way. Look on the inside of the frame above and to the rear of the sprocket for the mounting hole.
    4 - Header gaskets, they are re-usable.
    5 & 9 - Pipes - carb breather pipes. Connect to the carb and routes through the bottom of the airbox.
    6 - spanner, adjust fork preload.
    7 - T piece for fuel line that attached to the carbs.
    8 - Throttle position sensor. Read up about this in the HOW on how to set the voltage. Contributes to smoother running bike. Mounts to side of carbs and sits inside the airbox.
    10 - Washers and bolts for the front upper shrouds above the fuel tanks. Not pleasant having to buy new ones from KTM... expensive.
    11 - Radiator clamps. One of them might be the clamp for the breather pipe that connects to the top of the airbox.
    12 -Might be a centre or side stand bolt?

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    The pipe is an overflow pipe for the airbox and runs from the bottom of the airbox down next to the clutch slave.

    The clamps are the carb boot clamps, big one on the bottom smaller on the top.

    The big washer might be for the inside of the grommets for the rear of the fuel tanks.

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    The vacumm tubes from beneath the carb manifold should be plugged not joined.

    The clamps for the radiators are missing - see above.

    The clamps for the oil tank is not right - should be over the spiggot.

    The radiator temperature sensor is not plugged in?

    There is something not right with the rear brake electric line cable - it shouldn't loop down.

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    Get some rags in the intake ports!

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    Those carb heater cables have been a source of irritation for some and have been the cause of battery leakage issues.

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    That's the low octane fuel plug. It should have a wire out either side, someone has snapped the wire off the bottom end.


    That's all I got so far. Keep firing photo's of what you're doing.
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  6. Capt. REDBEARD

    Capt. REDBEARD TWECO

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    cheers bub - thanks for the input.
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