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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-28-2014, 09:08 PM
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back from my alien abduction

Seems like it has been a while between updates! Sorry about that but its been busy here and tough juggling all the balls I have in the air. At least i'm not as bad as my buddy Scott: ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-05-2014, 09:21 PM
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>>Could sufficient "still" air be supplied by a...

>>Could sufficient "still" air be supplied by a smaller air box with positive pressure ?

Positive pressure like a turbo, yes! There is not much pressure to be had by even a very efficient airbox...
Forum: Vendors 12-01-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,090
>>0.56 closed >>3.66 WOT You should be...

>>0.56 closed
>>3.66 WOT

You should be good to go.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-22-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 413,959
>>More than just weather! If the bike was inside...

>>More than just weather! If the bike was inside all night, then weather doesn't matter so much.

It's been outside for a few days and starts up pretty easily in the morning with no choke.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-22-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,344
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>>Chokes..chokes..chokes Weather dependent! ...

>>Chokes..chokes..chokes

Weather dependent! So far every morning the bike has started without the choke. Damn!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-21-2013, 03:08 PM
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Thanks to all on the video compliments. It was a...

Thanks to all on the video compliments. It was a nice summary of a lot of work.

>>So, how much change to the stock wiring harness was involved in the end?

There's no modifications to the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-15-2013, 04:58 PM
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>>We've just about finished editing the video ...

>>We've just about finished editing the video

I hope your 'just about finished' isn't the same as my 'just about finished'!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-12-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 413,959
Wow, that looks pretty crowded! Any retrofit kit...

Wow, that looks pretty crowded! Any retrofit kit wold require some internal spacesaving changes too. Who knows, but I do have a full plate at this point. Maybe sometime next year if people are...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-11-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 413,959
>>And while you are working up Pyndons 690 AWD...

>>And while you are working up Pyndons 690 AWD kit

I'll have to take a look at that bike and see how feasable it is. Nobody I know has one. Anyone have good pics of the chain side without...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-10-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1,344
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Yea, what he said.

I should have know that for Gregor shooting a little video entails a carful of equipment and 3 non-riding personnel!

It was a lot of fun and we rode it pretty hard and had no problems. The abuse...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-08-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 413,959
>>Just my $.02 - the problem comes with...

>>Just my $.02 - the problem comes with cornering, where the front wheel covers more distance than the rear.

With a dual track vehicle this is noticable but the nature of how a single track...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-07-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 413,959
>>And that's Gino in the background too. And...

>>And that's Gino in the background too.

And in the tent? And the cloned version?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-07-2013, 05:51 PM
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Marty, care to share your thoughts a bit on...

Marty, care to share your thoughts a bit on underdrive ratios? Christini likes to stay around mid-60s and says if you go higher you get a hard feeling on the pull of the bike. (?) I'd think (with...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-06-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 413,959
>>After pumping the throttle 3-4 times on the...

>>After pumping the throttle 3-4 times on the initial start............to manually richen the mixture until the engine warms up?

Some people have good results with this procedure, some don't and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-06-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 413,959
>>Says the man with the single ugliest motorcycle...

>>Says the man with the single ugliest motorcycle ever built

Eye of the beholder. Every time I see a link to Marty's work I want to make a new chain equiped front end for my Rotacular! The...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-05-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 413,959
Ow, my eyes! :huh Looks like this weekend...

Ow, my eyes! :huh

Looks like this weekend will be a big ride/test/video adventure with Gregor and a few friends. Make sure your health insurance is paid up!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-03-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 413,959
Can anyone give some feedback on what temperature...

Can anyone give some feedback on what temperature it gets hard to start the bike with FCRs at? Today was chilly (mid 40s?) and the bike started easily w/o the choke. It also threatened to start...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-31-2013, 02:10 PM
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>>how are those carbs / choke setup working out ...

>>how are those carbs / choke setup working out

Have new jets in and just waiting for a cold day. It started fine yesterday with no choke or throttle fiddling. Warm today and supposed to be in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-30-2013, 08:12 PM
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Views: 413,959
One other weird observation

Gregor's custom dual NACA duct front windshield seems pretty innocuous from the front....

http://www.cosentinoengineering.com/P1010806.JPG

But from the rider's seat it feels like you are about...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-30-2013, 07:50 PM
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Views: 413,959
Ride report- finally!

First off I have to say that is been a while since I've ridden a powerful street bike. Also, I don't have a helmet cam and was alone so this is a boring text-only update.

That said, HOLY SHIT!, I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-30-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 413,959
Wow! :D:rofl:evil:clap:lol3:1drink and then...

Wow! :D:rofl:evil:clap:lol3:1drink and then some.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2013, 09:42 PM
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Views: 413,959
Wheeeee!

Safety first, of course!

<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ZC5ZwaGVX6s" allowfullscreen="" width="560" frameborder="0" height="315"></iframe> (http://youtu.be/ZC5ZwaGVX6s)


Very happy....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1,344
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>>I was busily trying to order a stripper that...

>>I was busily trying to order a stripper that could deliver a fuel pump and a Valium...

Shit, knew I should hve waited......
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 413,959
Ha!

>>12v is only there for 2-3 seconds when the key is turned

This bike's fuel line stays as far as my multimeter says.

I finally got totally fed up and routed a new wire from the fuse box fuel...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,344
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reaching new levels of frustration

Maybe its just me losing it. I got a Mr. Gasket electric fuel pump and fitted it with some great brass plumbing fittings and still can't fuel to the carbs. I get battery voltage at the pump...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-28-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 413,959
And now its not. I think there is a short in the...

And now its not. I think there is a short in the coil as my power supply current limit light lights up with the meter maxed out. I'll just swap it out tomorrow with something solid state. Or...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-28-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 413,959
>>they can be filed to make them work a little...

>>they can be filed to make them work a little longer. That way you can at least have it running until you can make a proper fix.

Yup, just did that and after a bit of shaking got it to run. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-28-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 413,959
http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange%20Garage/Engine/...

http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange%20Garage/Engine/fuel_pump/fuel_pumps_index.html

Facet 40171? or http://www.pepboys.com/product/details/9664449/01036/?quantity=1


Opinions?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-28-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 413,959
The saga continues

Now with a bad fuel pump. Its like the Ben Spies of motorcycles. Is this pump the same as anything I can get from an auto parts store?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-27-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,344
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90% done, 90% to go

That's what putting this bike together feels like!

After hours repairing wiring loom problems the bike is finally assembled!

http://www.cosentinoengineering.com/P1010802.JPG

It looks real...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-27-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 1,344
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Yes, its 3am. this is the reult of trying to...

Yes, its 3am. this is the reult of trying to reroute someone else's bike that has a modified wiring harness and more control cables than you can shake a big stick at. And that big space behind the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-22-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 413,959
The new chain in today! Some reworking of the...

The new chain in today! Some reworking of the sprockets tomorrow, put the electronics back together and then we go ride! Hopefully after many delays this could be it.
Forum: Vendors 10-15-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,090
The Journey Continues....

It seems like a lot of 950SM guys are interested in the kits! It figures that the version of the bike that the kit does not fit well may be the most popular one.

Even though K&N has nothing stock...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-11-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 413,959
The carrier needs to be machined regardless of...

The carrier needs to be machined regardless of what chain is used. For these first couple of sprockets I guess we'll have to use the Talon aluminum ones StevenD mentioned. Once AFAM starts on their...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-09-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 413,959
>>I'd rather a hard to find rivet link for the...

>>I'd rather a hard to find rivet link for the front wheel drive chain rather than a custom rear sprocket.

If I heard back from DID I'd just buy a bunch of the rivet links and be done with it but...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-09-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 413,959
>>Is there a way to use clips throughout? For...

>>Is there a way to use clips throughout? For ease of use on the trail I like using clips if possible although I know they're not as secure as a rivet. I think a chain tool for 420 might hard to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-08-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 413,959
Well, its looking like the narrow 520 chain will...

Well, its looking like the narrow 520 chain will be required! These are the 420V _rivet_ connecting links that finally arrived.

http://www.cosentinoengineering.com/clip-links.jpg

After a lot...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-07-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 413,959
>>How repeatable is this? Not can you do it...

>>How repeatable is this? Not can you do it again but how much quicker/more economically can this be performed?

It will be a much faster turnaround for more but I would ideally do them in batches...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-04-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 413,959
Practice Makes Perfect

And I must be getting good at assembling this thing! I lost count of how many times I have to take it all apart to tweak something then put it all back together then repeat!

Sorry for the lack of...
Forum: Vendors 10-02-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,090
>>I know this setup will not work on an SM, that...

>>I know this setup will not work on an SM, that is my issue. Could be the same issue with the SE.

Don't the SE have the same tnaks as the ADV?

>>smalled or slanted fiter for the one side that...
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