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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-28-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By Head2Wind
smoke color white or, blue or grey/black?

smoke color white or, blue or grey/black?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-28-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,552
Posted By Head2Wind
I have both setups in the shop right now, but...

I have both setups in the shop right now, but they are weird examples....

Both are EFI'd 950s, one is a SE and the other is a ADV, both with SD Cams and SD Throttle bodies... one running a SD ECU...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-28-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Head2Wind
Route it down through the frame area, past the...

Route it down through the frame area, past the water pump and to the skid plate.

It is a open drain for the fill cap area, so water or splashed fuel while filling will flow out/down and away...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-25-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By Head2Wind
Really great beer

:freaky

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,593
Posted By Head2Wind
The 950 really doesn't shine really well until...

The 950 really doesn't shine really well until you get it off road and you are riding 'at pace'. Granted it will run down the road all day long. With the suspension dialed into you and your ways,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By Head2Wind
I started it up after putting coolant and topping...

I started it up after putting coolant and topping of with ~.8L of oil then let it run til it was warm... then discovered a few minor things that needed to be snugged up. All good now.

I was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By Head2Wind
I didn't spend six years in Evil Medical School...

I didn't spend six years in Evil Medical School to be called "mister," thank you ...:lobby

I am sure that the 950 SE/ADV/SM cams would do OK with EFI, but I went with 07 SD cams... They are...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,593
Posted By Head2Wind
If the price reflects the 'lack of power' and...

If the price reflects the 'lack of power' and performance, either one of the bikes that you test rode could _probably_ be made to run very well with little effort......... HOWEVER... If you are...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By Head2Wind
The FPR housing that I am using is from here:...

The FPR housing that I am using is from here: http://store.034motorsport.com/fuel-pressure-regulator-fpr-housing-adapter-remote-mount-billet-aluminum.html

Again, significant overkill for this...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By Head2Wind
Technically the GSL393 should work just fine. It...

Technically the GSL393 should work just fine. It moves way more fuel than the engine needs at peak consumption which should not be a problem if the FPR is keeping up with cycling the fuel back into...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By Head2Wind
3.5 bar or 51PSI (standard KTM OEM pressure)

3.5 bar or 51PSI (standard KTM OEM pressure)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By Head2Wind
It runs!

OK, so I couldn't go into the house without giving it a go..... so I went out and put the oil in it and set the camera up again.... SUCCESS! IT RUNS :clap:clap Despite a bit of a odd 'main switch...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By Head2Wind
950 SE EFI conversion

After getting through one ADV 950 to EFI conversion then a 950 SE to 990 SE EFI conversion I have another SE 950 EFI conversion project that has been going on for longer than expected.

This SE...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-17-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By Head2Wind
I would look at several things and go from there...

I would look at several things and go from there to determine if 'normal'.

COLD: Ignition on, DEAD ENGINE, TuneECU connected, TPS voltage? now turn throttle WOT, TPS voltage? Start engine and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-17-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By Head2Wind
Setting the TPS _correctly_ for a given MAP can...

Setting the TPS _correctly_ for a given MAP can be really tricky and at times very frustrating because of how the TPS is mounted and also how it is secured to the TBs..... Every bike is different,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-17-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,273
Posted By Head2Wind
In general.... most of the time... but not...

In general.... most of the time... but not always... a new clutch pack will be thicker than the used one....

The way that this clutch system is designed, a thicker clutch pack means that the push...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-14-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By Head2Wind
The hoses that you have marked (and you...

The hoses that you have marked (and you disconnected) are not vacuum lines, they are vent lines for the float bowls.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-18-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 28,743
Posted By Head2Wind
These engines don't wear the valve stems rapidly...

These engines don't wear the valve stems rapidly because of several factors, but the major one is the 'bucket' that takes all of the lateral loads from the cam lobe sweeping across the surface during...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-18-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By Head2Wind
lightly lap all the plates, both steel and...

lightly lap all the plates, both steel and frictions in solvent with 400 wet dry paper on a flat surface, flush with solvent, soak friction plates with oil, reassemble, cold honking clutch will be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-18-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 28,743
Posted By Head2Wind
I call paranoid..... :lol3

I call paranoid..... :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-15-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,331
Posted By Head2Wind
the quick answer is 'no'.... I have been...

the quick answer is 'no'.... I have been overwhelmed of late with way too much to get done in a fairly short period of time, so no time for anything new or development of 'fixes'
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-14-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 921
Posted By Head2Wind
The ECU pulls the 'NEG' side of the fuel pump...

The ECU pulls the 'NEG' side of the fuel pump relay LOW (to ground) to run the pump, there are 4 relays under the seat. If for whatever reason the ECU does not have all of the 'safety latches' set...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-14-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By Head2Wind
Hey everyone. first off; very sorry for the...

Hey everyone.

first off; very sorry for the lack of response from ADVmachines. I am a one guy shop, and we are in the midst of moving as well as dealing with the 'end of year' BS that usually...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-09-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,994
Posted By Head2Wind
Sorry for the short hand and also the error as...

Sorry for the short hand and also the error as well....

CC=Crank Case

what I ment to say:

CS= Crank Shaft.

Over running clutch: There is a one way clutch on the back of the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 76,401
Posted By Head2Wind
I appreciate the first person critic in Scott's...

I appreciate the first person critic in Scott's response. This means he has 'been there fixed that' before..... :freaky It also, perhaps, just maybe, means that his 'online advrider handle' is a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,994
Posted By Head2Wind
then the process of elimination, if you are...

then the process of elimination, if you are confident that the solenoid is 100% OK, and the starter motor is 100% OK, is then the systems that connect the starter motor to the crankshaft....
1....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,994
Posted By Head2Wind
This fuse has ~.5% to do with the starter...

This fuse has ~.5% to do with the starter function in the context of the problem. If that fuse was faulty in any way the starter solenoid wouldn't function (engage) when the 'start' button was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,455
Posted By Head2Wind
Ideal settings are going to be a challenge to...

Ideal settings are going to be a challenge to define without testing. A 4-5 gas analyzer and a eddy current dyno will get you really close.... A logging wideband O2 system will help as well as 'butt...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,994
Posted By Head2Wind
It might be wise to verify that there isn't some...

It might be wise to verify that there isn't some form of a mechanical failure happening.... pull the spark plugs, remove the left side CC plug and turn the engine over by hand (lever)..... does it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By Head2Wind
I finally managed to convert this page in the...

I finally managed to convert this page in the manual to a .jpg to include in the thread...
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,960
Posted By Head2Wind
The brass color fittings are 90 degree and pivot...

The brass color fittings are 90 degree and pivot at the carb, so for my suggested configuration they would be pivoted horizontal and toward the middle of the carb assembly, then a hose connects the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By Head2Wind
Per KTM Manual: Oil system Pressure pump 􀀄...

Per KTM Manual:

Oil system
Pressure pump 􀀄 draws engine oil from oil tank 􀀅 through oil filter 􀀆 and the oil return valve 􀀇 and pumps it past the pressure relief valve 􀀈
through the oil filter 􀀉...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,960
Posted By Head2Wind
PS: like Powercell stated he had his set at .5...

PS: like Powercell stated he had his set at .5 PSI, and if that is enough to provide the required fuel flow for max effort, then as a modification to my recommendation is to say this: run as little...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,960
Posted By Head2Wind
I recommend 1.5PSI and no more. Make sure the...

I recommend 1.5PSI and no more. Make sure the float needles are 100% clean and no wear present.

3.5-4mm should be good enough to manage the fuel level as best as these carbs can.

What does the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,255
Posted By Head2Wind
What I have done in similar situations: 1....

What I have done in similar situations:

1. make sure that the socket head of the bolt is 100% clear and clean of oil or sediment.
2. make sure that the allen wrench being used is as 'fresh' as it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-29-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 76,401
Posted By Head2Wind
I have been told that the Coach bags are made...

I have been told that the Coach bags are made from Bull Sack :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-29-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Head2Wind
sometimes they stick to the sub-frame, did you...

sometimes they stick to the sub-frame, did you look there?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-29-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,710
Posted By Head2Wind
If there is a high idle situation with a 990 I...

If there is a high idle situation with a 990 I would check 3 systems, one of them is the throttle cables... make sure there is a bunch of slack (for testing), if still high idle, then perform a ECU...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-29-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By Head2Wind
Security system that was optional....

Security system that was optional....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-29-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By Head2Wind
That right there will do it for sure... also very...

That right there will do it for sure... also very lucky it did not completely let the smoke out and do worse things (flame).

If you have some down time, it may be wise to pull the alt cover and...
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