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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 10-23-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,432
Posted By sombreroisland
Guys, thank you for all your help. I really...

Guys,

thank you for all your help. I really just love my se and knowing that it's end of life was 5 years ago, I know I'm never going to get another se EVER!...so I'm trying my best to see how I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 10-22-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,432
Posted By sombreroisland
Thanks qwik for the fast response...where do I...

Thanks qwik for the fast response...where do I start? I have no clue, does it mean I have to take the whole trellis out to do this thing? (I'm dreading it already)...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 10-22-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,432
Posted By sombreroisland
Rust on the Orange Trellis...KTM 950 Super Enduro

Hi guys,

I just saw this on my bike this weekend as I was doing some maintenance checks...I only noticed it now... now what? I pressed an orange "bubble" and it did some crackling...should I just...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 10-13-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,371
Posted By sombreroisland
Here's a photo

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8185/8082599090_0acca0e7d9_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bingtan/8082599090/)
KTM Voltage Regulator Relocation (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bingtan/8082599090/)...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 10-12-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,371
Posted By sombreroisland
Remounted my vr

Guys,

Just sharing after going through my 3rd vr in 2 years I've decided to move my vr. I made a small metal mount relocating the vr behind the headlight unit.

I've managed to extend the leads...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 02-09-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 27,195
Posted By sombreroisland
Wishing for your continued recovery all the way...

Wishing for your continued recovery all the way from the Philippines! I'm just part of the world that's shining positive energy to you! Get well. Get better!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 12-08-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,523
Posted By sombreroisland
came from a 650...now 950se. what i didn't know...

came from a 650...now 950se. what i didn't know that mattered so much was balance. Bmw felt top heavy. For some reason, though 950 is much taller, the bike is so well balanced and it rides...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 10-10-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,353
Posted By sombreroisland
No Problems on the ignition... I think...

No Problems on the ignition...

I think mousitsas was right. I started my engine. The front header was hot to the touch after 15secs of start-idle. The Rear one was cold..,I think that's the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 10-09-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,353
Posted By sombreroisland
hi mousitsas, I forgot to try that out..i...

hi mousitsas,

I forgot to try that out..i was thinking maybe a busted spark plug? I'll take a look again and report back to you guys.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 10-09-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,353
Posted By sombreroisland
KTM 950 been SE No Engine Power after Water Pump Rebuild

Hi guys,

Been awhile. Having some really weird and terrible problems. A recent snap shot:

Last week I rebuilt my water pump seal. Got my parts and made a full rebuild. Bike was actually running...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 08-16-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,833
Posted By sombreroisland
Vassily, could you share a sample of an RPM...

Vassily, could you share a sample of an RPM device?

I'm in love with your ceramic pipes...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 08-14-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,226
Posted By sombreroisland
got myself a 1 gallon and 2 gallon rotopax. you...

got myself a 1 gallon and 2 gallon rotopax. you dont even know its there
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 08-14-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,833
Posted By sombreroisland
I saw a video of AEM on youtube how they added...

I saw a video of AEM on youtube how they added the sensor on a Honda Ruckus...but where exactly will you put the sensor in on a vtwin engine or do I need two systems for this, cool but costly...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 08-14-2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,226
Posted By sombreroisland
sidestand relocator!

sidestand relocator!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 08-13-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,833
Posted By sombreroisland
Ok...sounds like AEM it is...Thank you...now...

Ok...sounds like AEM it is...Thank you...now where do I actually mount it? Seems like it's not as easy as putting the sensor at the end of the exhaust pipe?

Also, am I being to ambitious to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 08-13-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,833
Posted By sombreroisland
Hi Audiholic, I have a KTM 950 SE. I'd...

Hi Audiholic,

I have a KTM 950 SE.

I'd like to take your advice on going AEM...have you ever tried that under the rain? I mean, given your advice on the durability of AEM...I may as well go...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 08-13-2011, 01:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,833
Posted By sombreroisland
Hi Audiholic, Just wanted understand, If i...

Hi Audiholic,

Just wanted understand, If i got the MTX-L or the AEM, does it mean, that's the only thing I need to purchase? From the little that I know, getting a reading of the AFR mainly needs,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 08-13-2011, 01:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,833
Posted By sombreroisland
Hi Dino, I really just wanted to check my...

Hi Dino,

I really just wanted to check my AFR in trying to optimize my carb settings...I don't have any o2 eliminators (i have a KTM 950se) as far as I know...

As far as I understand it to be,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 08-12-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,833
Posted By sombreroisland
Wideband Sensor How?

Hi guys,

considering of getting the Innovate LM2 Wideband AFR Kit. Does anyone have photos of where to place the sensor? Also, is this sensor a permanent install where you can mount a gauge on the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 08-10-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,021
Posted By sombreroisland
Inverting the carb, open the floats, I use the...

Inverting the carb, open the floats, I use the tool that came from you, I try to bend the tab to get the floats as close to desired measurement. So right now, it's at 3mm but there is little space.....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 08-08-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,021
Posted By sombreroisland
Larger jet gets the higher number? So that's 160?

Larger jet gets the higher number? So that's 160?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 08-08-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,021
Posted By sombreroisland
Reverting to stock jets

Guys,

Sorry I forgot which goes where. On the advice of Ken and the other inmates, I'm reverting back to stock jets for now. I forgot which goes where - front carb gets the #155 main jet or the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 08-08-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,021
Posted By sombreroisland
Ok, I gave it one last go at changing the clip...

Ok, I gave it one last go at changing the clip position and moving the float bowls...I will go back to stock settings and give you guys feedback.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 08-07-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,021
Posted By sombreroisland
Before I changed my jets from stock to Head2wind,...

Before I changed my jets from stock to Head2wind, I would hit 165kph easy but my mileage was terrible - 24mpg...so when I saw Head2wind's jets, I saw how it increased efficiency and improved mileage...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 08-07-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,021
Posted By sombreroisland
guys, got to blast the bike on straight...

guys,

got to blast the bike on straight highway today...w these settings:

Head2wind jets
Prefilter
New Air Filter
3mm float height
2.5 turns out Flexjets
Sea Level
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2011, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,008
Posted By sombreroisland
hey I just checked out Olympia Xmoto...I like how...

hey I just checked out Olympia Xmoto...I like how that jacket looks!!!

Thank you guys...I will look into these suggestions will tell you what I end up with...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,008
Posted By sombreroisland
Hi autoaddict, I think that my limit would...

Hi autoaddict,

I think that my limit would be about $750...of course the cheaper the better though. I will try to research a bit on armour jackets and pressure suits. Im not very familiar w them....
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,008
Posted By sombreroisland
Help on Jacket Choice

Hi Guys,

I want to ask for your help. I've been researching on jackets and am as lost as when I first started. I currently own the HitAir Air Bag Jacket which has been tested at least once when I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 08-05-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,296
Posted By sombreroisland
I'm sorry to hear about your accident. Hope...

I'm sorry to hear about your accident. Hope you're ok.

I had installed a Blackdog relocator and would recommend it. Blackdog's design keeps the sidestand in its original position. Basically...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 08-05-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 14,656
Posted By sombreroisland
Have HighwayDirtBike's folding mirrors! I love...

Have HighwayDirtBike's folding mirrors! I love them!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 08-02-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,610
Posted By sombreroisland
I have me an enduro I'd recommend it myself but...

I have me an enduro I'd recommend it myself but if godzuki wants to get her wife sitting with him, this may not be the bike...It really gets hot with the pipes plus the SE has subframe issues. I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 08-01-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 14,656
Posted By sombreroisland
My friend, trust me, in the philippines where...

My friend, trust me, in the philippines where road lanes are blurry and a 4 lane road is commonly used as a 6 lane...the gs will not fit the roads the ktm will :) I've tried over and over again w...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 08-01-2011, 02:22 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 14,656
Posted By sombreroisland
Daily Commuter here. Been riding the bike through...

Daily Commuter here. Been riding the bike through heavy stop and go traffic, through broken sidewalks, numerous counter flows and a lot of smiles from fellow scooter riders and cagers. I must say,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 07-30-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By sombreroisland
Hi, just wanted to chime in. I have a friend...

Hi,

just wanted to chime in. I have a friend who finally gave up his brand new ktm 990, 09 model, bought in 2010. His problems started when he upgraded a horn on his bike and all of the electric...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 07-25-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,021
Posted By sombreroisland
So I got to riding today, back and forth home and...

So I got to riding today, back and forth home and work. I haven't had the chance to top end the bike but one noticeable feature is I get a lot more "gurgling" on decel right now. Seems like it's a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 07-24-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,021
Posted By sombreroisland
now you tell me...:rofl didn't get to ride...

now you tell me...:rofl

didn't get to ride today, tomorrow for sure...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 07-23-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,021
Posted By sombreroisland
hi ken, sorry, wrong terminology. i meant...

hi ken,

sorry, wrong terminology. i meant jets :) I have OEM needles. I did my carb rework today w the following:

3rd clip (previously 4th)
3mm floats (previously 4mm)

I will try to ride...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 07-22-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,021
Posted By sombreroisland
guys, there are 4 vents on top of the carb....

guys,

there are 4 vents on top of the carb. I've already successfully sealed two before. should I seal the other 2 as well?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 07-21-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,021
Posted By sombreroisland
Thanks guys, I will do a 3rd clip 3mm adjustment...

Thanks guys, I will do a 3rd clip 3mm adjustment this weekend...I will take note of any air leaks:

1) ensuring carb vent hoses are sealed
2) carb properly seated
3) any leaks in the slide...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 07-21-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,021
Posted By sombreroisland
I'm dreading to do my carbs for a third...

I'm dreading to do my carbs for a third time...it's a lot of work...actually if i follow your advice and do the 3rd clip then go back to 3mm, I would be in my original predicament. This was my...
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