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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-17-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,783
Posted By azdrhill
Try this for cold weather starting help

I put a Euro headlight switch on my '05 Adventure so I could have the headlight shut off while starting. Added a little more latitude for cold weather cranking...
Adventurers Workshop sells them.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-21-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,646
Posted By azdrhill
Galfer wave rototrs

My stock rotors warped so bad that the wheel wouldn't turn when I put new pads in :bluduh. Found the Galfer wave rotor for the 640 was a direct bolt on. It is symmetric so the same p/n can be used...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-11-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,496
Posted By azdrhill
The stock tanks suck!

I'd get 160-165 miles out of mine before I hit reserve - at 60 mi a day commute, that sucked...
Put the Aqulaline Safaris on - 400 mi, a week plus between fill ups. :clap Yes, 50 pounds of fuel can...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-31-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,861
Posted By azdrhill
Sure

Dumba$$ local shop put the rear cam in wrong after a valve clearance adjustment. Exhaust valves and the piston partied...
Needless to say I had it fixed elsewhere. Was at about 47 k mi, no oil...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-27-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,385
Posted By azdrhill
I hucky-pucked mine with JB Weld

I wasn't the o-ring, the piston cracked at the junction between the piston and the ball holder. Just file off the peens that hold the ball in, dump the ball out, and pour in a little JB. Be careful...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-27-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,861
Posted By azdrhill
950 rebuild

I just got done re-building my 950 Adv. last May. Looked everywhere for hi-po parts. My mechanic said the engine is at a pretty high state of tune to start with, and that is why there is little in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-21-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By azdrhill
Waiting's not good...

Tanks are Austrailian. But it is TT Germany designing the bars - I got a lot of faith in those Teutonic engineers - lived in CH for a while - If those boys decided there needed to be a change, IMHO...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-21-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By azdrhill
Bluhduh $400 crash bars? Holy crap!

And I've been waiting for mine since April.
I've gotten the following feedback:
Well the tank swelling makes fitment difficult.
The bars were designed to fit really close so fitment is an issue....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2010, 05:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By azdrhill
HD's for me

I've been running 4 mm Michelin HD's for several sets of TKC 80's. Have bent (1/4 inch ding!) the front rim on rocks in several spots and have not gotten a pinch flat. I milk them for all they are...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-17-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By azdrhill
Talking Thanks man.

Didn't get your note in time - thanks for the offer though!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-17-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By azdrhill
This worked...

Only had to do it to 3 of them - one came out on its own. The petcocks cover the evidence - thanks for your help! :clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-15-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By azdrhill
Bluhduh Pannier petcocks

I tried the search engine again, and find I'm still too simple...
I finally got the petcocks for making my panniers into canteens - and I can't get the !@#$% button head screws out of the !@#$%...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-09-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,475
Posted By azdrhill
Dead end I think...

Have a '05 950 that needed re-building - looked into it - 990 has differnt bore AND stroke. Serious coin to go that route. Get some 39 FCR's - that's what I did... Still not cheap, but boy howdy!!!...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-08-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,351
Posted By azdrhill
Thanks for the quick answer

I have the TT kit on my bike - Aqualine tanks too if that matters...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-07-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,351
Posted By azdrhill
Question ??

Will it work for the high fender guys?:ear
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-19-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,499
Posted By azdrhill
39 FCR's

Sudco sells a 39 (and 41) mm flat slide pumper carb kit for the 950. At $1300 US it is spendy, but very complete - cables, manifolds, K&N pods, all the stuff. Totally owner do-able except for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-18-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,499
Posted By azdrhill
My Best Bike Ever

Owned a few over the years
'78. '81 SR 500
'87 KLR 650
'97 Triumph T595
All GREAT bikes.
and NOW the '05 950...
I have had every problem you can read about on this forum. Just had the local...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-04-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,772
Posted By azdrhill
My $0.02

If were you I'd file a bigger radius into the corners of the broken out part. Bigger radius = less stress concentration.
Just your local OC mechanical engineer's thoughts... :norton
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-04-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,323
Posted By azdrhill
Don't sweat the color

I just fitted some orange ones to my bike, and I can see the fuel level just fine. I'm talking in the garage - not out in the bright sun too... :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-08-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,160
Posted By azdrhill
Jees!

I can kill a set of TKC 80's in about 3K mi's.
Especially if I do the local dirt road to the top of a 9000 ft peak and back (about 80 mi RT). Can easily burn off a quarter of the tread on the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-08-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,592
Posted By azdrhill
First step will be KTMUSA..

Thanks for your sympathy. I'm going to ask Sonic and his crew who to contact at US corporate and start there. I speak German, so I could conceivably escalate it all the way back to the factory......
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-07-2010, 03:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By azdrhill
Had this happen on my KLR...

Side stand switch gets wet and muddy inside. Cuts out the engine at speed on the freeway and tries to get you killed...

Good times... :huh

Cut it out and splice - 10 minute job. Gotta have...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-07-2010, 03:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,592
Posted By azdrhill
Got the wounded parts...

...But didn't know there was going to be anything to document going in. Could have had pictures if I'd thought to ask. Too little, too late, that's my bad.

Gave it to Motohouse expecting the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-06-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,592
Posted By azdrhill
Here is what happened...

I did an oil change (all the screens and filter) at about 46.5K mi. Started riding the bike into work Monday AM. It started making louder than normal valve train clatter. Since I'd milked a valve...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-05-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,592
Posted By azdrhill
My AZ KTM experience...

This is true - dropped my bike off at Motohouse and picked it up at Go AZ Motorcycles last weekend.
Sonic did bitchin job re-building my engine after Performance Cycle in Tucson DESTROYED it :eek1....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-05-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 217,626
Posted By azdrhill
Wicked Spot on!

I just put a pair of 39 FCR's on my bike and (while I'm still breaking it in) they f'n ROCK! That combined with the Aqualine tanks - I can go like a bat outta hell for twice as long as with the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-05-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,189
Posted By azdrhill
Talking Buy one...

I bought a new '05 and love it...
Had about every problem that's documented in this forum :cry - and used the inmates wisdom to fix it better than new.
IMHO buying used might be an advantage, some...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-05-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By azdrhill
Kinked lines...

...between the tanks or the vents. Old news...:rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-25-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,571
Posted By azdrhill
Right on!

You spent the coin to get a bike with fully adjustable front and rear compression, rebound damping, and preload. Plus you have oil level and viscosity in the fork, viscosity in the rear. Spring rate...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-25-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,592
Posted By azdrhill
Thumb Motohouse is moving...

Sonic just finished my engine, and I found out they are moving to
a Scottsdale location this week and next. So, they just got a bunch closer to you. :clap
I'll post the new location information...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-23-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,589
Posted By azdrhill
Talking My loyalty...

... isn't so much from the product (not saying I don't love the seat). But from the service.
I got a suede seat (in AZ) and the leather shrunk so bad that the seat pan warped. Not only did...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-23-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,524
Posted By azdrhill
Low pressure rocks!

When I pranged my front rim (with the HD tubes) I was running 23 PSI. The whole time I was thinking I should be at 20. When we stopped for lunch and I saw the carnage I thought otherwise.
Data...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-23-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,589
Posted By azdrhill
Thumbs down You Dorks!

The bulk of the wait time is sitting in the queue. Get your spot by making a deposit. Ask which ever supplier you choose to give you a call, email, whatever, enough in advance for whatever shipping...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-23-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,571
Posted By azdrhill
Start with the basics...

Standard post crash drill when the bars are "tweeked".
Loosen the upper and lower triple clamps, the front axle too.
Wiggly loose...
In your case perhaps the bars too.
Stand in front of the bike...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-21-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By azdrhill
Dumba$$ shop...

... mounted my front backwards and I wore it out that way.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-21-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,216
Posted By azdrhill
Pissed Both my tanks warped so badly the I have reamed...

Both my tanks warped so badly the I have reamed those holes out to be big giant ovals - little material left - and it's still a bitch getting them on. I did the reaming with a hardened steel burr on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-20-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,524
Posted By azdrhill
HD tubes is easier

I put 4 mm thick Michelin tubes in my tires. Tough enough to bend the front rim in three spots without getting a pinch flat! :eek1
Some say they'll melt at speed on the slab, but 400 mi. at 85 mph...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-20-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,922
Posted By azdrhill
Watch out!

Ran a rough, rocky road out here in Tucson with my TKC 80's at 23 psi. Admittedly running pretty hard, pranged my front rim in three spots. Funny, until we took a break and I saw the damage, I was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-19-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,342
Posted By azdrhill
Here's what happened to me

The switch part of the ignition key fried - I ordered the whole new assembly (only option - bastards! :ken)
Took the new switch electrics off the new and mated it with the old key part, and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-15-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,081
Posted By azdrhill
Try this...

Stiletto heels and fish net stockings...
Not ATGATT but she'll look FINE... :rofl
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