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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-19-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By hotrdd
I chased a heating issue on my 05 950S for two...

I chased a heating issue on my 05 950S for two seasons and learned a lot. It wasnít one issue it was possible multiple issues.

1) Battery - I had a a poor battery that wasnít supplying full power...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-06-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 730
Posted By hotrdd
I should have tried to take some pictures but Iím...

I should have tried to take some pictures but Iím not convinced that the lighting wouldnít have made them all look the same anyway. For me it appeared like there was a slight different between flat...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-05-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 730
Posted By hotrdd
Went through and checked everything and then put...

Went through and checked everything and then put it back together as per the document and manual. It was very hard to find the different color in the rings. But I got it back together and took it out...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-05-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 730
Posted By hotrdd
K thanks guys. I'll print the pages and pull...

K thanks guys. I'll print the pages and pull everything apart tonight and see if I can make sense of it. Since I'm in there anyway is there anything else I should look for or at?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-04-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 730
Posted By hotrdd
Can you give me a little more detail what I am...

Can you give me a little more detail what I am looking for? I've never really touched the clutch before
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-04-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 730
Posted By hotrdd
What the clutch?

So after a couple weeks of tearing the bike apart and going through everything I finally have the thing back together and I'm feeling much better. I ended up doing the CJ water pump, valve checks and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-04-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By hotrdd
Perfect, found what I needed on the way home from...

Perfect, found what I needed on the way home from work today. Thank you very much.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-04-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By hotrdd
Last year when it was running hot I change the...

Last year when it was running hot I change the Radiator switch for the TS306 and also put a manual fan switch in so that I could turn things on when I wanted to. I already have dual fans. This year I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-01-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By hotrdd
I went to the shop and got a laser thermometer...

I went to the shop and got a laser thermometer and the one from the kitchen and it looks like it's opening around 74 C - 77 C. So I guess I can throw it back in and see what happens.

My concern...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-01-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By hotrdd
950 Thermostat Repair?

What to do with this thermostat?

So I was going through the whole bike doing a ton of other work and realized that I’ve never replaced my thermostat. Last year the bike was constantly running hot...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-01-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,120
Posted By hotrdd
If you could export it to Canada it would be...

If you could export it to Canada it would be worth a lot. :-(
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-29-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,515
Posted By hotrdd
I'd really like to see someone use the existing...

I'd really like to see someone use the existing cans to make a 2 into 1. I've already blown my budget for bike farkles this year.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-26-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,092
Posted By hotrdd
A couple notes that I didn't cover in my short...

A couple notes that I didn't cover in my short video. I did the water pump upgrade / flush and oil change at the same time. So I already had 1/2 the bike apart.

1) To tear everything apart I just...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-26-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,092
Posted By hotrdd
So I made a quick reminder video for myself. But...

So I made a quick reminder video for myself. But my valves were in spec. so it doesn't show how to change the shims.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmIOXd2ybAs
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-23-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,092
Posted By hotrdd
I'm not changing the shims on my engine but I can...

I'm not changing the shims on my engine but I can still try and make a video of getting things to the right spot and what you are looking for. Hopefully tonight or tomorrow before I start putting...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-23-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,092
Posted By hotrdd
So I rechecked all of the valves last night and...

So I rechecked all of the valves last night and they all seem to be within spec. So Iím going to leave them alone for now.

BUT I do have a question. On the thinner feeler gauges itís easy to tell...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,092
Posted By hotrdd
So the note I have from one of the tutorials was ...

So the note I have from one of the tutorials was

ďNote2: 2005 and later engines use Intake 0.10 Ė 0.15mm and Exhaust 0.25 Ė 0.30mm) ď

I do plan on getting a set of bent feeler gauges to check...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,092
Posted By hotrdd
Okay that definitely clears things up. THANK YOU!...

Okay that definitely clears things up. THANK YOU!

I don’t know what I was thinking but for some reason I kept trying to get the front and rear cylinders all aligned at the same time. I think I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,092
Posted By hotrdd
Iíve rotated that engine by hand dozens of time...

Iíve rotated that engine by hand dozens of time but canít seem to get the lobes right. Are the back lobes supposed to face in and the front cylinder lobes face out? When the front lobes are...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,092
Posted By hotrdd
Still front cylinder you can just make out the X...

Still front cylinder you can just make out the X showing the proper alignment. But the front valves are under the lobe being compressed.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,092
Posted By hotrdd
This is the Front Cylinder showing the front cam...

This is the Front Cylinder showing the front cam still putting pressure on the valves when it's at TDC
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,092
Posted By hotrdd
Hoping you guys can help me out here. I have done...

Hoping you guys can help me out here. I have done the valves on my old í76 Yamaha before so itís not foreign to me but I want to make sure that I have the process right. Not sure why but maybe I have...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-15-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,006
Posted By hotrdd
6í6Ē Dutchman, with a 2005 KTM 950S. Iím still...

6í6Ē Dutchman, with a 2005 KTM 950S. Iím still working on making it mine. But with the stock setup Iím flat footed with a few inches between me and the seat. Being this tall really can suck though....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By hotrdd
Crap seeing that mount just made me want to build...

Crap seeing that mount just made me want to build several mounts for the hoist. This may have been a bad idea to start this thread.

I love the idea of making it rotate. I'm going to have to take...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By hotrdd
It would be easy enough to fabricate the table to...

It would be easy enough to fabricate the table to be taller but then I still always have the table sitting around for shit to pile up on. I could use that space for a couple other tools instead. Like...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By hotrdd
Convert 2 post hoist to lift my bikes as well

Need some help brainstorming this new ďfarkleĒ for the shop. Not sure if I can use ďfarkleĒ here but I digress.

I currently have a 1000lbs lift table in the shop and a large 2 post 7 ton hoist....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By hotrdd
Couple Maintenance Questions

So hopefully on Monday I'm going to take the day and tear into the bike, a 2005 950 S, to get it ready for the summer. I'll be in there doing a radiator flush and installing the CJ water pump kit....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,555
Posted By hotrdd
I like these simple approaches to a problem. Iíve...

I like these simple approaches to a problem. Iíve always wondered why no one has tried to store some compressed air inside the tube frame? Youíd obviously have to modify the frame but it should work....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-06-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By hotrdd
So part of the trick here was that I was trying...

So part of the trick here was that I was trying to get as much stuff as possible from a single source. So based on my list I bit the bullet and ordered everything I could get my hands on from CJ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-04-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By hotrdd
Hadn't thought of going outside the US. But thats...

Hadn't thought of going outside the US. But thats an option as well. Any suggests where to start looking?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-04-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By hotrdd
Where are you ordering & shipping your parts from?

So itís that time of year again when I start to think about getting the bike out, though itís still a few months away, but before I do I want to get some parts ordered in so that I can take a few...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-02-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,517
Posted By hotrdd
I must have watch that fall 20+ times. You got...

I must have watch that fall 20+ times. You got off very, very lucky. I'm glad you, and the bike, are okay. Of course I have to admit that it would have made me feel better if you were doing...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,503
Posted By hotrdd
Guess I forgot to mention that this is a 2005 KTM...

Guess I forgot to mention that this is a 2005 KTM 950 S.
It looks like maybe I should add the water pump to my list as well if I am going to be in there anyway doing all of the other stuff....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,503
Posted By hotrdd
THANKS. Iím pretty good with my hands and have...

THANKS. Iím pretty good with my hands and have all the tools in my shop but for some reason the clutch and valves on the KTM or scaring me. I think itís just a case of doing them once and getting...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,503
Posted By hotrdd
How do I know if the valves should be done?

I need some advice on how far to take the 950 S maintenance. Since Iím up in Canada and everything is way more expensive Iím actually looking at getting all of my bits and pieces States side and then...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-11-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 118,189
Posted By hotrdd
Subscribed Ė CJ and all of his work is one of the...

Subscribed Ė CJ and all of his work is one of the big reasons I went with a KTM 950. And I donít regret it.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-02-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By hotrdd
Thanks guys Do you guys know if any of these...

Thanks guys

Do you guys know if any of these kits include
- The long 6mm Hex bolts used for the crash bars
- The Flat 6mm bolts used on the rear aluminum luggage rack
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-01-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By hotrdd
KTM 950 Bolt kit?

All of the Hex bolts on my KTM 950 are really starting to show their age. A few of them have stripped Hex slots. Has anyone found a complete Kit to replace all of these fairing, and crash bar bolts....
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,522
Posted By hotrdd
So this is how long it has taken me to get back...

So this is how long it has taken me to get back to this bike :-( I guess I have too many hobbies.

I pulled the carb off and cleaned the thing until it was spotless. I confirmed that everything...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-17-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,247
Posted By hotrdd
Found the problem with mine. I'm guessing that...

Found the problem with mine. I'm guessing that turning the signals on without the rears hooked up it sent a surge of power to the front lights and killed that little diode or whatever it is hooked...
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