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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-19-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By ProblemChild
Will do. I literally filled it it with fluids,...

Will do. I literally filled it it with fluids, changed out the plugs and crossed my fingers. I def have some sorting to do and I'm sure the carbs need a good cleaning. Will start there along with...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-19-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By ProblemChild
Timing light in San Francisco

So I have finally gotten my Norton up and running after a 5-year dormancy.
Idles fine but once I get going on it, it runs one one, sometimes 2 cylinders and can't make it above 4k RPM. Although in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,671
Posted By ProblemChild
Yeah I may re-route to what it was stock. Fact...

Yeah I may re-route to what it was stock. Fact is, if I crash hard enough to break or whip these things around and possibly damage the brakeline then I've probably got bigger concerns.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,671
Posted By ProblemChild
I ended up just embedding the anchor deeper and...

I ended up just embedding the anchor deeper and leaving out the threaded half of the wedge.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-24-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,900
Posted By ProblemChild
I've just had mine go out again. Seems to happen...

I've just had mine go out again. Seems to happen every time the push rod gets too far away from the cup at the bottom of the cylinder. I've lost my rear brakes going up over high mountains before and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-23-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,168
Posted By ProblemChild
KTM H.O.W. has some instruction/pictures towards...

KTM H.O.W. has some instruction/pictures towards the bottom of this page discussing the water pump overhaul & system flush:
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-23-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,671
Posted By ProblemChild
Aaahhh, I was just wondering about that. A little...

Aaahhh, I was just wondering about that. A little pressure on the lever forces the fluid out in case of any temporary gap.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-23-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,671
Posted By ProblemChild
My plan is to loosen it "just enough." I hear...

My plan is to loosen it "just enough." I hear what you're saying but I don't have a syringe. Good idea. Maybe I'll try and find one on the way home tonight. Thanks.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-23-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,671
Posted By ProblemChild
Rotating front brake reservoir banjo bolt after HDB guard install

Just installed HDB handguards. It was a quick fit to get them on and now I am looking at proper routing. As of now the guard bars are going over the cables and wires coming off the handlebars which...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-23-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 491,411
Posted By ProblemChild
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-23-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,637
Posted By ProblemChild
Perfect timing

Wow. This thread couldn't be more perfectly timed.

Just yesterday, after having the bike "apart" for a week for a bolt check and a few other things, and having already idled it a couple of times...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-22-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,562
Posted By ProblemChild
I have the G-It and it has performed well. I have...

I have the G-It and it has performed well. I have a few dings to prove it and I wouldn't want anything thicker or heavier. I thought the storage slot in the front would be useful but so far storing...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-20-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11,153
Views: 2,377,493
Posted By ProblemChild
Long time coming

Removed tanks and did a bolt check on everything I could get to. Sidestand was way loose but otherwise everything was good. Started bike and as it warmed up checked for vacuum leaks by spraying WD40...
Forum: Vendors 06-16-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 25,509
Posted By ProblemChild
PM sent confirming payment and change of delivery...

PM sent confirming payment and change of delivery address.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-13-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,584
Posted By ProblemChild
If you check the first post on the TuneECU...

If you check the first post on the TuneECU thread, there is the list of parts necessary:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=633558

First listed is the USB OBDII interface, of which...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-12-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,584
Posted By ProblemChild
Right. I wasn't looking at that site 5 minutes...

Right. I wasn't looking at that site 5 minutes ago and obviously missed that. :shog

Much appreciated!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-12-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,584
Posted By ProblemChild
How to build cable for TuneECU

I've ordered all the parts to build the custom cable so I can communicate with the ECU on my 990 but haven't been able to find info on what wires go where from the OBDII pigtail into the Sumitomo...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-07-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,693
Posted By ProblemChild
Interesting. Now that you've made me look again...

Interesting. Now that you've made me look again as I had checked their site before, it appears the Galfers will not work as it specifically says "will not work with ABS bikes" at the bottom. The...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-06-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,693
Posted By ProblemChild
Brake rotors for 2007 990 w/ ABS

One of my front rotors is slightly warped. Not a huge deal at the moment but I will eventually be looking for a replacement option besides the OEM for an '07 990 Adventure (ABS). Ran across this post...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-06-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,017
Posted By ProblemChild
So, I guess I should fess up. :augie Some...

So, I guess I should fess up. :augie

Some time ago I had noticed the coolant reservoir slowly depleting. I had recently flushed the cooling system and was debating whether it was the water pump...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-06-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,567
Posted By ProblemChild
I'm definitely in. :thumb Edit: Right now...

I'm definitely in. :thumb

Edit: Right now building my own cable. I don't own a PC but was considering a cheap netbook. I've also spoken to a good tuning shop near here about getting some dyno time...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-03-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,017
Posted By ProblemChild
I've had one for about 8k miles and have been...

I've had one for about 8k miles and have been through definite signs of a water pump leak followed by catastrophic failure of said water pump. Never lost oil pressure and luckily was just around the...
Forum: Vendors 05-31-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 263,498
Posted By ProblemChild
KTM seat height options

I also would like to see higher KTM 9** Adventure seat options—at least same as stock and preferably a bit taller. If anything I'd like to gain a little height from the pegs as I am 6' 3". I believe...
Forum: Vendors 05-27-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 55,074
Posted By ProblemChild
I'm in!

I'm in!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-23-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,215
Posted By ProblemChild
I just recently developed the same problem—for...

I just recently developed the same problem—for the second time. First time I didn't know it until I was shooting over the Sierras and I had no rear brake. Air in the lines and effectiveness would...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-19-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 53,971
Posted By ProblemChild
If I can swing the vacation from work, I'm in....

If I can swing the vacation from work, I'm in. Still one of my favorite areas to ride.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-11-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,912
Posted By ProblemChild
Not dirty enough—you've had it a whole 24 hours!...

Not dirty enough—you've had it a whole 24 hours! Now get to it! :D

Congratulations.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-09-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By ProblemChild
So last night I put the secondary butterfly...

So last night I put the secondary butterfly valves back in, just to rule that out. Those screws are a PITA—unbeleivably soft metal. 2 cross-threaded on the way in, but straightened out and tightened...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-08-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By ProblemChild
Thanks for the input Crashmaster. Last night...

Thanks for the input Crashmaster.

Last night I dug into the airbox just to double check everything is correct and seals there. I also put some TB cleaner there and ran it, as there was some gunk...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-07-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By ProblemChild
Eh? 990 backfiring at startup/warmup

So I rode my bike to meet some friends at a restaurant Saturday night, and when I came out to start it up, it started backfiring, shooting blue flames out the exhaust. :eek1

Startup has been...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-30-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,289
Posted By ProblemChild
Just my experience...

My local dealer mentioned something about the SAS possibly causing this problem, because that's the range where it feeds the vapor back in, or however you want to describe it. I got the block-off...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-30-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By ProblemChild
I have the same flat spot/hesitation right around...

I have the same flat spot/hesitation right around 4-5k. When I try and really hammer it on in that range there is a nasty lag and then the bike decides to accelerate. I did notice performing the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-13-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,172
Posted By ProblemChild
Just click here...

Just click here (http://secure.mckinneycorp.com/AMAZING/index.asp?url=IND) and type in NACA in the search field.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-12-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,172
Posted By ProblemChild
Yeah, as I was looking through the great...

Yeah, as I was looking through the great windscreen thread or any other I haven't yet found anyone delving into how to make a good bend. I may just put in the NACAs and forego the bend. Both may be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-12-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,172
Posted By ProblemChild
Thanks for the offer. Yes, I have been perusing...

Thanks for the offer. Yes, I have been perusing that thread and have found enough about the NACA ducts and how its done. I think I'll start with those (they're already sitting here at my desk)....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-12-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,172
Posted By ProblemChild
Windscreen mod techniques?

So, couple of quick questions. I am 6'3" and experience some buffeting at higher speeds sitting on my lazy butt going down the highway like many of the rest of the inmates. I plan on doing 3 things...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-06-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By ProblemChild
I am sure heated gloves are great, but the heated...

I am sure heated gloves are great, but the heated grips work well-enough at "taking the edge off" on the chillier days.

So yeah, they say the heaters draw 36 watts on a 12-volt system, which...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-06-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By ProblemChild
Yup. This is what I'm running: ...

Yup. This is what I'm running:

http://www.warmnsafe.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=65_71_83
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-05-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By ProblemChild
So, are you saying that the wiring that leads to...

So, are you saying that the wiring that leads to the fuse box/ACC 1 and 2 is larger gauge and more than capable, while its the smaller wiring leading FROM the ACC1/2 outlet up behind the headlight...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-05-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By ProblemChild
Ack! First, to clarify, the grip heaters...

Ack!

First, to clarify, the grip heaters are currently running off the switched ACC2 power source. and yes, it seems the heat-troller draws 15-amp max while the ACC2 source has a 10-amp fuse....
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