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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by LocuL, May 29, 2010.

  1. Pete640

    Pete640 I hate sand.......

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    Hey Mikael,
    I had the same issue with the suspension/swingarm/rear exh header/sidestand relocator. I cut a notch in the bar between the 2 mount points and it was no problem. Sure its very tight but it works and Im still keeping the 2 mounting points.
  2. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    uhhh...pete you shouldn´t have a picture or 2 of that? I´m not in a hurry, but could be helpful visualizing how to make it.

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  3. tileman

    tileman Been here awhile

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    Speaking to safari tanks a while back about fuel pumps they told me some of the dakar riders were using a fuel pump and reg from a suzuki quad racer 450lt or something like that. The pumps and reg were available on ebay or the like pretty often when I looked and the price was about right. Might be an idea if you plan to mount it outside. I looked at it for my suzuki project and found that the post reg pressure was pretty similar to most bikes i found details on suzuki/honda etc.
  4. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    Thanks for advice Tileman, but the 1190/990 fuel pump looks the way.

    As i maybe have a running engine this comming week i´ve been working on tidying up cable and loose bolts here´n there.
    I admit this have been some free styling.

    Need to mount the EFI bridge stable and correct. It went fairly well without to much work. One problem that i now, for the first time could see the baseplate from the ITG airfilter would clash with my frame. Hey...i suck at this...:puke1
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    you can tell by the picture that this is way to the right. God Da..... Cost me a new baseplate(27£).
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    Something that went ok was the mounting of the temp sensor in the airbox which doesn´t matter now.
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    I have been looking into cooling options and what solution might be the best. I have no idea how hot this engine will be, but if i could double the cooling factor(2 x fans) it would be great. The size of the fans does have something to say in this. More on this later with some pictures.
  5. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    ohh...the butterflies went off as i was working there. Some claim 1 hp gain in this mod.

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    1 hp for this...
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    But that might the 1 hp that i need to get above 150 rear wheel ponies. SOoooo VERY important. :evil
  6. K2m

    K2m ....58....

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    Those MAPs (Manifold Absolute Pressure) are one for each cylinder, they send a home signal to the ECU so that it knows which cylinder is inducting and which is exhausting. They work different to a car MAP in that they work as a switch. A car will inject fuel based on the MAP reading. The bike cannot do this as unlike a car that uses a plenum chamber to dampen the (4,6,8,) pulses the bikes single cylinder pulses to much for such a device to function. The tooth wheel on the crank gives degrease before top dead centre (TDC).... the third is atmospheric pressure. It will tell the ECU what to compensate for altitude and temperature along with the temp sensor.

    This is just for your knowlege.... :1drink That fuel pump was.... interesting:lol3
  7. K2m

    K2m ....58....

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    Michael that air filter base plate looks back to front.... :freaky
  8. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    Mr K2M i stand corrected and thanks for the MAP efi knowledge.

    Holy m..... There is a steep learning curve in this project. Even when an airfilter baseplate is troublesome to mount. wow. But then again the baseplate is ordered with some other bits. My temp sensor will not fit were i put it when i place it right.

    :norton
  9. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    I have these plates back in stock. We made another small batch. They bolt to the Aqualine tanks and have 2 pipe thread fittings so you can hook up a pull and return line or plug as needed. Plus no more Rubber gasket that leaks so bad.

    We use these on our carbed bikes and get rid of the main petcock. This is a great tap to get fuel for your camp stove, drain your tanks, or transfer fuel to another bike.
  10. StevenD

    StevenD Hmmmm, dirt!

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    It would be really cool if you had that plate with a large filter sock fixed to the inside over the fittings. And if there was an attainable, affordable external fi pump + regulator. Or did i miss something? :ear
  11. ktmr32

    ktmr32 Adventurer

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    hmm thats a great project sorry to hi jack this thread i wanted to say that i am having an rc8 engine for sale and i am willing to ship it to USA if anyone is intersted just pm me

    thanks
  12. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    Merry x-mas and a happy new year. And with these small happenings aside we can focus on the matters in life.
    Dakar and AMA SX the 5 jan. YAY :D

    Happy new year. From our street, it was a super windy evening.
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    With holidays in the books i´ve been able to agree with a KTM mechanic about a meeting. We will try look into these immobiliser woes. More about that in 24 hours. I collected some stuff and manuals for having answers to most of my problem. Box of luck...
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    Took some weight measures of the 2 pumps.
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    just so you know.

    Made the seat lock work again. Will make some neat arrangement on it when Petes rear tanks gets to me.
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    Running with the lower front guard and the 320mm suspension have caused a problem. Not big but will need to address it because it hits the 48mm sealing lip and the alu is über soft.
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    I needed to get the Bazzaz speedo sensor and it worried me a bit to drill holes in the caliper mount. I did 2 small holes(3mm) and mountes the speedo sensor on that. Looks fairly ok, we´ll see in real life and muddy conditions.
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    All the ziptyes and black plastic tube looks stupid but the sensor cable is soft like butter. This was my best way(for now) to protect it against debris and such.
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    Some generel cable protection/clean up around the bike.
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    The original LC8 fan is mounted with some through-the-radiator cable ties. Very sturdy and easy to fix. Give me your thoughts on this. It is rock solid.
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    Will cut of the studs later.
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    Working on some new HID lights. I´ll try to make a better cut off with some integrated projectors. But the heating process was a bit tough on the light... :eek1
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    The yellow dusty something in the bottom is created from the 50HID. Not bye oven heat.
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    Ohh...and i´m maybe picking up an Yamaha XT 250 tomorrow. It will be my daily driver and such. It just occured to me that J. Rambo in First blood made a get away on this type of bike. YEAH. I need a big knife and some long curly hair...safety 8th or something.

    Exciting day tomorrow. Will keep you posted.
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  13. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    All the best with the KTM mechanic!:clap
  14. StevenD

    StevenD Hmmmm, dirt!

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    I wish i was any nearer to your location :)

    Would like to take a shot at it. It is now successfully removed from my wiring tree.
  15. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    1190cc´s are turning but not a runner. Starter interlock is preventing us from a clean run(i think).

    Will be back....arggg
  16. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    Better than it was!

    Looking at your speedo pickup and with it mounted on the rear wheel whenever you spin the rear tire it'll count that as mileage. Didn't know if you cared or not but it may also make it difficult to calculate mileage and fuel mileage for planning purposes.
  17. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    aaa...the sensor is from the Bazzaz unit which will be used to help with the mapping. Nothing to do with the "real" speedo up front.
  18. HappyGoLucky

    HappyGoLucky Goeie Grys Giftige Gert!

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    Hard times Locul - but the end is in sight. Keep up your spirits you have achieved a helluva lot!!! :freaky:clap
  19. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    Any love yet?

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  20. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    Lots of love to you guys, but the most for now to StevenD whom sent me free of charge Starter interlock. Svane(my mechanic friend) and I is certain that the interlock is acting up. As soon we get the part from Holland we should be able to make it a noisy place.

    How are you with the new house. Settled in yet?