ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 500
Search took 0.07 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: uk_mouse
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-20-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By uk_mouse
Probably the sensor itself contains a magnet. If...

Probably the sensor itself contains a magnet. If you have a coil of wire in a magnetic field, when that field is disturbed by a metal object (ie the disc bolt) then a current will be induced in the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By uk_mouse
+1

+1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By uk_mouse
I've got LEDs wired straight to the high beam...

I've got LEDs wired straight to the high beam wire, but my high beam is a 35W HID so the power draw is less than a standard bulb.

If you want to use a relay, but don't want the hassle of taking a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By uk_mouse
The headlight is probably just flickering because...

The headlight is probably just flickering because at idle, the generator isn't quite making the full voltage. The output from the generator is about 14.5V and even a fully charged battery will give...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 849
Posted By uk_mouse
I phrased my comment badly - I meant "the...

I phrased my comment badly - I meant "the workshop manual says to use heat, I wonder if this is why?" :)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 849
Posted By uk_mouse
Did you heat the fork leg before pulling it...

Did you heat the fork leg before pulling it apart? I wonder if the workshop manual specifies heat to ensure this doesn't happen?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By uk_mouse
Thanks for the reply :) The reason I want to...

Thanks for the reply :)

The reason I want to do the brake lines this way is cos I'm trying to spend as little money as possible :D

I think I have found a solution ... the second OEM front brake...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By uk_mouse
Sounds like a lot of work, but doable. If...

Sounds like a lot of work, but doable.

If you're worried about the pivot arm flipping out getting damaged, you could take the plastic knob off the end (to reduce the profile of the arm) and then...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,632
Posted By uk_mouse
I'm not sure how it works in the US, but in the...

I'm not sure how it works in the US, but in the UK, and probably all of the EU, when you buy something you have a contract with the retailler, not the manufacturer.

This means if the thing you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By uk_mouse
I doubt it because I think that pivot arm...

I doubt it because I think that pivot arm contains the hydraulic system required to exert pressure on the preload collar.

If you were to remove the pivoting part and replace it with a hydraulic...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By uk_mouse
More high fender questions

excuse the typos and terse post please, I'm typing on my phone.

there have been a few threads on high fenders recently but i can't find the answers to my specific questions, so here goes.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By uk_mouse
So ... The RBH I bought is the F2R RB750. Here it...

So ... The RBH I bought is the F2R RB750. Here it is with its mounting bracket fitted and a RAM ball bolted to the bracket:

http://dangermouse.smugmug.com/photos/i-kvbdjk8/0/M/i-kvbdjk8-M.jpg
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By uk_mouse
I've just been through this myself - I wanted the...

I've just been through this myself - I wanted the option to have a roadbook holder without modifying the stock instruments too much, and without all the work involvedin building a custom instrument...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,175
Posted By uk_mouse
I've got no opinion on whether adding weight to...

I've got no opinion on whether adding weight to the fluwheel would be a good thing or not, but I do wonder how feasible it would be. The flywheel (or generator rotor) is already quite heavy - it's...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,225
Posted By uk_mouse
Sorry for the slight hijack, but what make is...

Sorry for the slight hijack, but what make is that headlight protector on your bike, stupot?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,214
Posted By uk_mouse
The 990 cams have a shorter lift duration than...

The 990 cams have a shorter lift duration than 950s, interestingly. You can tell by just looking at the profile. There's a big thread about it somewhere :)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By uk_mouse
I'm not sure I'd want my headlight linked to the...

I'm not sure I'd want my headlight linked to the oil pressure light on an LC8! :)

If you wired a relay to the generator output you'd presumably have to go between two of the (three) phases. Relay...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By uk_mouse
That's the one way valve in the crankcase...

That's the one way valve in the crankcase breather then - I can't see any way this can be connected to oil pressure issues.

I had a similar problem with my first 950. With about 30,000 miles (or...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By uk_mouse
There are pros and cons for silicone hoses. From...

There are pros and cons for silicone hoses. From what I've read, they are not suitable for everyday usage.

To get a raft of opinions just google "should I fit silicone coolant hoses" or something...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By uk_mouse
This could refer to the pressure relief piston in...

This could refer to the pressure relief piston in the oil pump?

What is the oil pressure problem you are having? Probably rattling cam chains and a flickering oil light? I assume you've checked...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By uk_mouse
I was once fooled by a bike (a Honda) which would...

I was once fooled by a bike (a Honda) which would let you turn the starter motor even if the kill switch was off. Who thought that was a good idea?!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-17-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By uk_mouse
What's wrong with your old one? Some people say...

What's wrong with your old one? Some people say the bike runs OK without a TPS fitted.

My experience was different, my TPS was damaged - the voltage readings were erratic, as if the potentiometer...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-21-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,507
Posted By uk_mouse
I think the earlier figure was 43Nm. Probably no...

I think the earlier figure was 43Nm. Probably no difference in the engine, just a revision of the required torque specified in the manual. Or maybe it's 43 with the old head nuts and 38 with the new...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-21-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,838
Posted By uk_mouse
Funnily enough, I also own a VStrom and a 2004...

Funnily enough, I also own a VStrom and a 2004 Adventure. The strom is indeed a low maintenance machine, although that has worked against me, it's so low maintenance that I neglected it and I had to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-19-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,507
Posted By uk_mouse
Head NUTS! :) I tried to find a photo but...

Head NUTS! :)

I tried to find a photo but failed. The older nuts have a smaller 'flange' around the base, they also were not fitted with washers underneath.

You can tell if you've got a washer...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By uk_mouse
Wet mud, we get a lot of that over here :) ...

Wet mud, we get a lot of that over here :)

Generally, the bike is pretty mud proof, I've found. Although biazrrely there are a couple of electrical connectors that are not waterproof. These are...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,177
Posted By uk_mouse
I don't think the 950 fuel pump will be harmed by...

I don't think the 950 fuel pump will be harmed by running out of fuel.

On the other hand, standard wisdom is that you shouldn't run the high pressure FI pumps dry.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,170
Posted By uk_mouse
Oh, and my experience is similar, I set up my...

Oh, and my experience is similar, I set up my carbs to "ideal" air-fuel ratios using a wideband oxygen sensor, and then used that as a baseline and adjusted further until the bike was nice to ride.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,170
Posted By uk_mouse
That black plastic elbow for the float bowl vent...

That black plastic elbow for the float bowl vent - I'm sure you could attach a vent hose directly to the brass fitting in some way. Not the thick walled type of hose but something more flexible. Or...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By uk_mouse
Wow, not bad, at that price you could afford to...

Wow, not bad, at that price you could afford to just use the hubs and discs and build up new wheels with Exel rims. :) Can't honestly remember what I paid for my wheels, it was years ago and they...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By uk_mouse
I think £400 would be a very good (cheap) price,...

I think £400 would be a very good (cheap) price, especially if the discs are in good condition. A new set of discs would cost you £500 alone.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By uk_mouse
Grossglockner Alpen Strasse in August - mein...

Grossglockner Alpen Strasse in August - mein Freund hat diese photos von sein GS gemacht, aber vorn ist mein KTM 950 (natürlich!)

Gefühle main Deutsche ist nicht vorn :)

...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-28-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By uk_mouse
Rich mixture = incomplete combustion = less...

Rich mixture = incomplete combustion = less energy released.

I ran my 950 for ages with cats in the pipes and no SAS etc. Didn't seem to do it any harm. I eventually fitted an aftermarket silencer...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-24-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,477
Posted By uk_mouse
I've got an SP53, but it's a year younger than...

I've got an SP53, but it's a year younger than yours I think, registered early 2004.



I wouldn't trust that, check for yourself :)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-24-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,888
Posted By uk_mouse
If you connect resistors in parallel you don't...

If you connect resistors in parallel you don't add the resistances together. To add the resistances, connect in series.

If you connect two (or more) resistors in parallel the total resistance is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-29-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By uk_mouse
I just bought a complete set of wheel bearings...

I just bought a complete set of wheel bearings and seals from 'Bearing King', a UK company, total cost about £40.

The various items are:

Front bearings: 6906 (AKA 61906) - £4.55 ea
Front...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By uk_mouse
If the oil llight goes out, and the oil pressure...

If the oil llight goes out, and the oil pressure sensor is working correctly, it can't be a blocked oil filter. So what else would cause the cam chains to rattle?

I think it's possible to get an...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By uk_mouse
OEM cans without the cats are still very hot....

OEM cans without the cats are still very hot. Perhaps not as hot as with the cat in, but that huge mass of steel holds the heat, that's what makes them so hot.

If the OP's cans have got baffles...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,306
Posted By uk_mouse
There is a wear indicator, if you look at the pic...

There is a wear indicator, if you look at the pic on page 1 of this thread you can see them, on the left side just below the lettering.

I got about 10,000 miles out of my last pair of Trail...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-26-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,402
Posted By uk_mouse
I've got a single 'Fuel' brand silencer with...

I've got a single 'Fuel' brand silencer with removable baffle. With the baffle in it's not what I would call ultra quiet, but it's certainly not offensive either. Fuel were quite happy to sell me a...
Showing results 1 to 40 of 500

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015