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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-19-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By Bowber
Mine did the same, I went through all the usual...

Mine did the same, I went through all the usual steps to make sure I had pressure so I assumed it was the switch, and it was. However about 25 miles after it went faulty it also started leaking so I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By Bowber
Unless there is something I'm not seeing then...

Unless there is something I'm not seeing then it'll make no difference.
I suspect the side with the circlip goes in first and then the circlip then turn it over and insert the rest and the circlip...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-02-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By Bowber
Probably, but you still need to get the panel...

Probably, but you still need to get the panel warm.
I've not looked at my 950 too closely, I was thinking of printing a new set to go over the top instead.

Steve
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-02-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,344
Posted By Bowber
Not much help with the look of the valve stems...

Not much help with the look of the valve stems but I've changed valve stem seals on a DR350 in situ, bit harder on the KTM though as the valves are down in the bucket holes but it's doable.

I'd be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-31-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By Bowber
I'm a sign maker and get involved in vinyl...

I'm a sign maker and get involved in vinyl removal all the time so here's a few tip.

Get the panel warm, if it's a cold day take it in the house and get it up to a good room temperature, you want...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-31-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By Bowber
The shouldn't be but I'd take the wheel out and...

The shouldn't be but I'd take the wheel out and check the spindle hasn't got any wear marks in it, if one or both of the bearings are going anyway then they could have been spinning on the spindle,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-28-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By Bowber
I got Wiseco shims and they measured correctly...

I got Wiseco shims and they measured correctly with my non calibrated micrometer, far better than the KTM ones that were in.

Steve
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-28-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By Bowber
My 950 still has the blanking plug, haven't tried...

My 950 still has the blanking plug, haven't tried a jet, so maybe try a blanking plug and see if it stops the leak.

Steve
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By Bowber
Mine gets hot when stood even in snow, I just put...

Mine gets hot when stood even in snow, I just put it down to the bodywork around the engine keeping the heat in. As soon as the fan comes on it cools down and also when moving.
I've also done my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-26-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19,779
Views: 8,387,856
Posted By Bowber
Is that over near Semer Water/Bainbridge area? If...

Is that over near Semer Water/Bainbridge area? If it is then it's washed out a lot from the last time I was there!

Steve
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 866
Posted By Bowber
Head stock bearings? The bike can feel a bit...

Head stock bearings? The bike can feel a bit funny if they are worn and slightly notchy.
Get 2 bits of plastic under the front wheel, turn the bars lock to lock and then feel how smooth it feels in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By Bowber
The light stays on when the switch fails, but...

The light stays on when the switch fails, but then the light would also stay on if there was not enough oil pressure!
If it's back together now I'd not bother until the next service though.

Steve
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,367
Posted By Bowber
I found ATF to be a bit thick, you can feel the...

I found ATF to be a bit thick, you can feel the difference when the motor is hot or cold.
When I change the fluid it's to get rid of all the grey gunk, obviously the oem slave is wearing and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-16-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By Bowber
Change the oil pressure switch while you have...

Change the oil pressure switch while you have access to it, not expensive but mine failed recently. I checked to make sure I had pressure and it was a failed switch so used the bike and 30 miles...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-16-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,369
Posted By Bowber
What sort of mileage are you at when it's gone? ...

What sort of mileage are you at when it's gone?

Also FYI the spring gets slack and can be tightened up to get the beans gripping again, this is also a problem on the LC4 so gets mentioned a lot....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-16-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,367
Posted By Bowber
I use fork oil and change it regularly, it always...

I use fork oil and change it regularly, it always comes out grey and horrible.

Steve
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-16-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,609
Posted By Bowber
Can do, or if your confident, have a workshop...

Can do, or if your confident, have a workshop manual and have a clean area then leave them off and just move to the front.
If it's your first time :evil then definitely put them back and move to the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-16-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By Bowber
Not a problem if it didn't come out, if it came...

Not a problem if it didn't come out, if it came out then it's a pain but again no need to replace it.

Steve
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-16-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,078
Posted By Bowber
Well done that man. If you can get a look at...

Well done that man.
If you can get a look at where it was sitting, that has had quite a bit of pressure on it to deform it like that, so if it was sitting at the edge of the piston it may have...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,078
Posted By Bowber
If your clearances are still right then you've...

If your clearances are still right then you've probably not bent a valve. However if the motor will not turn over then something has more than likely dropped into the cylinder.

Try a long wooden...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,781
Posted By Bowber
My 950 fan comes on pretty quick even when it's...

My 950 fan comes on pretty quick even when it's sub zero, last week I was going up a snowy hill in second and the fan came on and off all the time.

Steve
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,657
Posted By Bowber
Just done my 950, if your mechanically competent...

Just done my 950, if your mechanically competent then it's not a problem, just take your time and measure the clearance a few times and if in doubt measure again.
Also with the thinner feeler gauges...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,314
Posted By Bowber
Pirelli MT21 is about the best front I've found...

Pirelli MT21 is about the best front I've found so far for road and trail use.

Steve
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 311
Posted By Bowber
Needle position

I've got my 950 in bit doing a few bit of maintenance and I've just checked the carbs tonight.
Front is main 155, pilot seems to be 68 or 89, hard to tell :shog Float is just over 3.5mm
The rear is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-09-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By Bowber
measure the pin before and after, needs to be a...

measure the pin before and after, needs to be a bit larger.
I usually use a ball peen hammer with a big block of steel behind to do mine.

Steve
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-09-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By Bowber
I used mine but after about 30 miles i wondered...

I used mine but after about 30 miles i wondered why my feet were covered in oil, guessed the switch was leaking and now I've got the bike in bits it was leaking from the plastic back.
New switch...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-09-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,562
Posted By Bowber
Don't bother, I use a 16 countershaft sprocket...

Don't bother, I use a 16 countershaft sprocket with std rear and the bike still does well over 110mph with plenty of revs to go.
I also can do rocky slow trails, slightly high geared but not a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-09-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,314
Posted By Bowber
I've got about 1K miles on my rear E09 an it's...

I've got about 1K miles on my rear E09 an it's looking like it'll do a lot more, hard to tell if it's worn at all, don't know how someone can only get 500 miles from one unless their doing burnouts...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-05-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,314
Posted By Bowber
I used the Mefo SE rear last winter an I'm using...

I used the Mefo SE rear last winter an I'm using the Mitas E09 at the moment with a Pirelli MT21 front.

I did a lot of off road on stone and loose shale last year and the Mefo SE was good on that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-04-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,018
Posted By Bowber
How did you go about adjusting them Steve, screw...

How did you go about adjusting them Steve, screw in and back out a set amount of just hand tight?
Did you have the motor running?
Hot/cold?

Interested as I'm thinking of making a set for my 950...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-01-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By Bowber
LOL, didn't know we were so influential :rofl ...

LOL, didn't know we were so influential :rofl

Steve
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-01-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By Bowber
Or check the big clump of soldered wires just...

Or check the big clump of soldered wires just above the starter solenoid, they sometimes break when you mess around there. Can be hard to diagnose as they stay touching so you get a meter reading up...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-01-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By Bowber
That's what i thought, just making sure. ...

That's what i thought, just making sure.

Thanks for the link Peanuts, same switch as a landrover, know wonder it broke :rofl

I know I should Icerider but I've just got to get out for a ride, 2...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-28-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By Bowber
Oil light intermittently on/off/dim

Got my 950 out to go for a spin, started it and the oil light didn't go out, stopped and checked the oil level which was low but the gauge pin was covered in oil splash so the scavenge pump is doing...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-24-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,180
Posted By Bowber
It does sound a bit like the cams are timed on...

It does sound a bit like the cams are timed on the wrong cylinders, very hard to know without being there though.
This is why all the advise for valve clearances say to do one cylinder at a time but...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-23-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,180
Posted By Bowber
Easy enough to check though. Steve

Easy enough to check though.

Steve
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-23-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,180
Posted By Bowber
Ok, good to know as I'm about to do my valve...

Ok, good to know as I'm about to do my valve clearances.

Re the OP, my immediate thought was timing, nothing messes you up like a motor that nearly runs, just keeps you trying and trying until you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-23-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,180
Posted By Bowber
Not wanting to hijack this post but a relevant...

Not wanting to hijack this post but a relevant question, counter clockwise from which side of the engine?

Are you effectively turning the engine backwards or forwards?

Steve
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,391
Posted By Bowber
I have a friend who welds up cracked engine cases...

I have a friend who welds up cracked engine cases and he finds the only way to have a chance is to heat up the cases till their very hot then weld and allow to cool slowly.
This has to be done with...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-17-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,058
Posted By Bowber
Easy answer to the original question, No! I...

Easy answer to the original question, No!

I was out for a ride this Saturday and the + terminal on the battery broke off, the bike died instantly.
The reason the terminal broke off was due to...
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