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Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by DeeGee, Apr 12, 2010.
Why is it better?
I ordered fresh knobbies yesterday. Woke up to a notice, they will be here around noon.
I don't know if it's better or not. Haven't really use it yet. Just like the look of it. And also I wanted to have less orange in my bike. Now with black hand guards, black seat cover and that glovebox it's quite perfect
If you mean the GloveBox, I would say its a winner all around. It has a bit more capacity and it is a lot easier to open/close with gloves. I'm really glad I upgraded mine.
Today, after finishing some honeydos around the house...
I took the time to finish the installation of the TripleClamp Airfilter system, the Rotty DogHouse and reset the TPS on the 990...
This was before... slightly up for my taste...
This was after... some much better..
This was done with the engine warm and running... it took 3 minutes to set it. Say what you want on open filters for the 99x but TPS adjunting are a LOT EASY with it.
Something over the soggy weekend..
Last winter a channel on the Koso heated grips died. To repair them would have meant cutting the rubber body apart. They were removed from service and tossed in a storage bin.
It has a low profile switch on the bars and a decent controller. With a new mount it would be perfect for using with heated gloves or insoles.
Load testing the electronics to ensure they're adequate for the new job:
Cue the new barswitch mount designed in cad, 3d printed in PETG.
Printed and tucked away on the bike:
Power is sent to this powerlet connector under the seat. Going to design a weather-resistant magnetic break away connector after the holidays.
All that's needed now is studded tires...
@albani tell us about the left hand control switch that has lights,blinkers, horn and some up and down switch?
@Bonnie & Clyde It's a zx-14 barswitch. the back section is the original 9x0 one with the flash to pass switch.
Up/down/sel operates the tripmaster functions.
hazards to the right of the horn.
You reuse the stock 950 harness and either move the switches or solder the wires to the new barswitch. hazards are easy to wire in. 3 wires from the hazard switch to the 3 wires on the turn indicator switch. You'll need 4 new wires and a loom for the TM functions. At the same time I rewired the headlight Low/High switch to work with the low beam always being on (lo, lo + hi). I'd advise a relay if you're driving a lot of photon power as Voltage drop will become a problem.
This mod has been in service for over a year and 12,500mi now with no issues. Here's a couple photos from the install.
In this picture you can see the Flash to Pass switch sticking outta the bottom.
@albani awesome thanks
Hey, this is such a nice project for the 99x.. congrats.
If you've more pictures of it available, please feel free to share it with us..
That's exactly what i was looking for!I'm searching for a right switch which also has more buttons,so i can integrate all my accessories.Thanks for sharing!
The only other photos I have from then are these:
zx14 left, 636 right. (was using this one prior)
Turn indicator switch in the vise, you can see the hazard switch connected to it.
To add the low and low + high function move the low-beam(Yellow,950) wire to the center post(Grn-BL) on the bar switch.
The zx-14 barswitch came with a spare 4 pin connector that plugged into tripmaster connector.
Tripmaster cluster color code:
(Brn: Common, Grn/Rd: Up, Yel/Brn: Sel, Yel: Down)
There was this button mod in the HOW that could be used to run what ever i would think.
That's my current setup. I just want to incorporate the heated grip controls and maybe aux lights.
The past weeks the 950 wiki seems to be down.
How wide is the body of the zx-14 switch compared to the stock ktm one?
Just put her up for sale in the FM.
GLWS, and . . .
did you already buy an xx90 to replace it, or are you still shopping?
Took the new K-Tech suspenders for a hoon. What an amazing upgrade on the tired old forks / shock. Totally transformed the bike!
Nope, still the last bike in my stable. Between being self employed and all the endurance training lately. I haven't been riding much. I'm hoping to secure funds elsewhere and not sell my 990. I really love this bike.
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.