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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by DeeGee, Apr 12, 2010.
Audio clip of that slow bike please...
Installed the Euro headlight switch and started the HID H7 light for the low beam.
Trying to extract the stock headlight switch was a major PITA. They had that thing wrapped everywhere and zip-tied every six inches. That was actually the harder of the two jobs. :eek1
The HID converstion is finished except for deciding on the location and method for attaching the ballast and adapter. There's an easy place (or two) but I am wondering if/when I get the larger Safari tanks if the most-obvious place will still work/fit. Decisions, decisions...
Try this clip !
The bike is as fast as it sounds...
As Peanuts said, Chris Byron did all the work and supplied the parts for my shock and forks.
I can't recommend Chris highly enough, the guy is a genious when it comes to suspension ( a bloody good rider too!).
I just wish I had done this earlier as the bike feel far more planted now and can land off jumps with no shock through the bars at all. It has also completely cured the headshake the bike used to get when riding hands off.
Chris put my bike together out of the crate when he worked for Julian Stevens (David Knights old Tech man) at Triple D. He knows KTMs inside out and WP in particular, and his rates are very reasonable.
Completed a two-month long maintenance program.
After a trip to Big Bend the bike was having starting problems. Turned out the float valve on the rear carb had debris and my full tanks had gravity filled the crankcase.
As long as I was in that far, guilt ridden, I did the long overdue tappet clearance check. Ordered eight shims. My intakes had no measurable gap.
Checked torque on the head bolts, old 2004 style without the washers. Still clicking to spec with ~40,000 miles on the clock.
Replaced the throttle cable after finding it frayed.
Recalibrated the TPS, after having removed it during the carb and valve work.
Flushed the coolant system and refilled with Engine Ice.
Finally got it all back together and took my first ride of the year.
The bike now runs so much better than before. Can't wait to see if my fuel mileage improves as well.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the H.O.W.
As long as the "Easy Place" isnt in the fairings on the side of stock tanks it wont be an issue. the Safaris dont intrude anywhere the stock stuff didnt.
WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHATE GEARING IS BEING USED ON THE 17"s LOOK ING TO GET SOME BETTER 'MPG' . ANEYBODY KNOW THE SPOKE COUNT ON THE BMW WHEELS?
Depends on how long a chain you want to run and if you swap back and forth from dirt setup often.
I find 17" with 17/42 is fun and good all around. (It's like running 17/45 on the Stock rims) If I wanted a little lower RPMS and higher cruise speed I'd go with a 40 rear. This should still work with the 118 length chain.
I've run 17/38, but the stock 118 length chain is almost too long. It's ok if it's NEW, but get some stretch in it and there is no more slot left in the swingarm.
The Super dukes ran 116 length chains stock and 17/38 gearing. I think at 75mph on the freeway I was arond 4,000 rpms or less with this setup on my ADV with 17"s.
BTW- the Super Duke 17"s don't use the same sprockets as the ADV bikes.
Just in bolt pattern or offset?
They are 2 different cush drive systems requiring unique sprockets for each.
Thanks for the input
A thing of absolute beauty My new clutch cover from cjdesigns.
No more wondering if my water pump seal is leaking.. I'll know at a glance.
The difference between my stock 2006 spring's length and the "fully monty".
Ok CJ... I'm now gonna expect a custom signature on any parts I buy from you.
Thanks for the response. I was looking at the space on the outside edges of the faring subframe. The upper faring covers (where the stock blinkers mount) provide enough space to allow the parts to mount there easily - and yet be far enough away from the wiring plug and back of the light to minimize the need to wrap and stuff all of the wiring into a small(er) place.
Nice. Ordered mine today....waiting to ship with the Rekluse.
Got my parts from CJ today. Thanks man!
Water pump kit, Clutch Slave, K&N Filters, CJ footpeg ext., tool pouch and spark plug wrench
Got started tonight. Just had to loosen the front header pipe bolts and gently pry pipe up to get out top water pump bolt.....just in case anybody thought they might need to take off the front pipe on the SE, no need.
Hopefully with some luck I'll get everything all done tomorrow, including oil change and coolant flush.
So, I got a new 10" rigid ser from our little KTM buddy CJ. Man this thing is bright
this is just my low beam
This is low beam and ligth on-
This thing rocks!!
Sorry for the messy garage I have about twenty projects going
CJ made some awesome brackets for it also.
Cleaned house for the 950.
Time to replace the tools... the ones that survived the holocaust.
Where to put the bike lift?
During the past months:
- Oil change
- High fender
- Rally Risers
- 276C + mount + wiring
- Head bearings
- New lower triples
- Carb cleaning
- Fork skirts
Thanks for all the help you guys gave me!