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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-17-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 48,855
Posted By sproot
This was how I expected it to work And...

This was how I expected it to work



And this is presumably how it does, since I'd only just turned it off. Thanks for clearing that up.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-16-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 48,855
Posted By sproot
Maybe it's just mine but: The hazard flashers...

Maybe it's just mine but: The hazard flashers work when the ignition is off, just asking for some kid to troll you when it's parked up, come back to a dead battery.

Mine's the Euro model too, with...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-26-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,387
Posted By sproot
Unless your charging circuit is broken :deal:lol3

Unless your charging circuit is broken :deal:lol3
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-09-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,637,331
Posted By sproot
That's what I thought, but the ABS was on and I'd...

That's what I thought, but the ABS was on and I'd just switched it to 'rain' mode a few minutes earlier.

Guess it means I won't have to worry about ABS after fitting a 19/17 wheelset at least,...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-09-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,637,331
Posted By sproot
I guess everyone's seen this...

I guess everyone's seen this (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=972066) by now?

Also, I locked the rear wheel up with the TC in rain mode on some super shiny bitumen at the weekend. Is...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-05-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By sproot
There are two Give plates for the 1190, the one...

There are two Give plates for the 1190, the one you show (that I have) which doubles as a rack and another (cheaper) one in plastic (SR7703) that's only really useful for mounting the box.
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-26-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By sproot
I posted this...

I posted this (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1001245) a little while ago, as you can see by the dearth of replies it's not a widely understood topic yet, early days I guess.

There's...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,858
Posted By sproot
Has anyone ever tried the Powerparts Li battery?...

Has anyone ever tried the Powerparts Li battery? Might only be available for the 1190, but I guess it won't affect the warranty...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-12-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By sproot
Question 19/17 Wheelset on the 1190R

So there's already a thread about a 17/17 set on the standard model, but there's more discussion about 'why' than 'how', I guess because it's early days in the 1190 model lifecycle so nobody knows. I...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-06-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,742
Posted By sproot
I was looking at fitting a 19/17 wheelset to my...

I was looking at fitting a 19/17 wheelset to my 1190R, I loved it on my 950, mostly for the wider choice in road rubber. Interesting to see that the MTC/ABS works without any mods, I would have...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-05-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11,173
Views: 2,382,476
Posted By sproot
Going anywhere nice?

Going anywhere nice?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-05-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By sproot
I think you can just rotate the spindle so that...

I think you can just rotate the spindle so that the lugs are pointing backwards, will allow the wheel to move forward enough to fit.

Worked on my 950 at least...
Forum: Europe 05-19-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By sproot
These (http://www.superbikerental.co.uk/) are...

These (http://www.superbikerental.co.uk/) are just down the road from me, I've only ever hired a truck from them (they're part of a larger company) but their fleet is impressive. It's about an hour...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-19-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,640
Posted By sproot
I just bought that bearing, it fits, don't know...

I just bought that bearing, it fits, don't know how long it will last but it was an improvement over the seized original!
I couldn't find a match for the top one either, ended up getting the KTM OE...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-19-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,166
Posted By sproot
I just did this, including moving the solenoid to...

I just did this, including moving the solenoid to where the SAS gubbins used to sit, I only had to extend one wire (the one from the regulator/rectifier), all the other cables just fit.
I used...
Forum: Vendors 05-19-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3,141
Views: 556,767
Posted By sproot
Cry Billet hub failure

So this is interesting to me, because I have a set of your 19/17 Caponord / Billet wheels on my 950 Adventure, and the rear hub arrived with one of the disk mounting holes out of line (I had to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By sproot
That is fantastic, I've got a Renazco seat which...

That is fantastic, I've got a Renazco seat which is missing the two rear rubber feet. I've just seen the solution, thank you :clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,166
Posted By sproot
Does it get hot? I've thought about doing that,...

Does it get hot? I've thought about doing that, but seem to remember hearing something about it being too hot close to the exhaust.

I was considering running a couple of leads up there from the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-29-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 264,005
Posted By sproot
The blue is lovely, but it doesn't seem to be...

The blue is lovely, but it doesn't seem to be listed as an option, is it a custom spray job?
Forum: Vendors 04-03-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 29,830
Posted By sproot
Hi Woody :wave Still loving my 19/17 setup...

Hi Woody :wave

Still loving my 19/17 setup on the 950 Adventure, truly can do anything now :D

Love it so much, in fact, that I've worn the wheel bearings out :cry What size are they (rears, at...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-24-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By sproot
Sounds like your drive sprocket has fallen off...

Sounds like your drive sprocket has fallen off /stripped your drive shaft, have you looked at it when it's in gear and running? I wouldn't think it was the clutch hydraulics - don't they usually...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-10-2012, 02:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,639
Posted By sproot
This might be a stupid question, but: The rad fan...

This might be a stupid question, but: The rad fan is working, right? You can hear it running when the guage hits five bars?

I've seen a bike exhibit the symptoms you describe, it had a pebble...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-26-2012, 02:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By sproot
Is the 2010 pre - immobilser? That would swing it...

Is the 2010 pre - immobilser? That would swing it for me, check out all the "bike stopped, needs new ecu/keys/antenna" threads :deal
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-29-2010, 03:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,090
Posted By sproot
+1 My 04 950 started vibrating like a bitch...

+1

My 04 950 started vibrating like a bitch after a recent 5day / 2000 mile trip, my wife said it was almost unbearable through the rear pegs, turned out my scottoiler had run dry and so was my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-16-2010, 05:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By sproot
Assuming that the link pipe between the two tanks...

Assuming that the link pipe between the two tanks is working correctly and both valves are open, if the levels in the tanks are different you're not properly vented in at least one of them.

Just...
Forum: Europe 04-14-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,180
Posted By sproot
It's very easy, even more so if you take the...

It's very easy, even more so if you take the chunnel. You can get there and back in a day easily, with time for lunch and shopping :)
Ferries go from Dover to Calais, you can probably just turn up,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-11-2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By sproot
If there's a matching one on the opposite side,...

If there's a matching one on the opposite side, below the front of the seat near the rear cylinder head, it's the EPC plug.
Looks like yours was done already :deal
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-08-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,179
Posted By sproot
Weird, although I guess if it had boiled it some...

Weird, although I guess if it had boiled it some there'd be vapour in there and that might give rise to the symptoms you describe. I'd have thought the boiling point of the oil would be way in excess...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-08-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,623
Posted By sproot
+1 To me, they seem to think they're somehow...

+1

To me, they seem to think they're somehow superior but maybe they're just unfriendly :fyyff
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-08-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,179
Posted By sproot
Funky! A 10A fuse will actually carry ~15-20A...

Funky! A 10A fuse will actually carry ~15-20A pretty well indefinitely, so I guess you could potentially have up to 200W being dissipated in the clutch line, that would probably heat it up some...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-08-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,179
Posted By sproot
It seems to me that 10A running down the clutch...

It seems to me that 10A running down the clutch line wouldn't be enough to heat it up sufficiently to cause the clutch fluid to expand enough to burst the line. The woven metal sheath of the clutch...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-07-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 790,880
Posted By sproot
How is that a problem with the bike? :deal :D

How is that a problem with the bike? :deal :D
Forum: Europe 01-21-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By sproot
Tim, was that shot with the GoPro...

Tim, was that shot with the GoPro (http://www.goprocamera.com/index.php?area=2&productid=5) or the GoPro HD (http://www.goprocamera.com/index.php?area=2&productid=30)?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-15-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,623
Posted By sproot
No, but it's not wrong enough to make much...

No, but it's not wrong enough to make much difference. Imagine making the rear wheel 0" dia and the front 0.56" - the angle between the axle centres and the ground will be the same, but the trail...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-11-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 790,880
Posted By sproot
I tried searching this thread to see what lights...

I tried searching this thread to see what lights you'd fitted, but it's too bloody long :deal

If you've only upgraded the existing lights to HID (not added aux lights) there shouldn't be any...
Forum: Europe 01-06-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By sproot
According to VIO's website, no-one. Why does it...

According to VIO's website, no-one. Why does it have to be in the UK?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-17-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By sproot
A faulty speedo, causing the headlight bulb to...

A faulty speedo, causing the headlight bulb to pop and the bike to fail to start? I'd be interested in hearing the explanation for that :topes:lol3

Or did you mean a faulty ECU? :deal
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-17-2009, 03:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 527
Posted By sproot
Dellorto Jet sizes for the Clutch oil jet

I see in the WOF (http://www.ktm950.info/how/wotf/wotf.html) that the clutch oil jet is apparently similar (or identical) to a Dellorto 6413, but I can't find any info on the size to use.

The...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-11-2009, 04:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,540
Posted By sproot
Looks like cpmodems had a blue/black wire as +ve...

Looks like cpmodems had a blue/black wire as +ve and a brown as -ve, yours seems to have red (+ve usually) and black (-ve usually). You can check with a voltmeter to be certain, but if it was me I'd...
Forum: Europe 12-10-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By sproot
Drive carefully :deal You're welcome :D

Drive carefully :deal

You're welcome :D
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