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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-03-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,984
Posted By Balsta
76 kmiles and 8 yrs dirt-dirt-tarmac-tarmac-dirt,...

76 kmiles and 8 yrs dirt-dirt-tarmac-tarmac-dirt, still like new - front & rear, new (negligable cost) seals every 3rd tire change and new spacers when worn
Wheel bearings last forever if kept clean...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-03-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 326,270
Posted By Balsta
There is no check valve on the SE

There is no check valve on the SE
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-03-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,260
Posted By Balsta
facet 40171 fuel pump

simple and minor cost issue
2nd facet has more than 60000 kms
(well, first facet died after just 20000 kms)
always one spare available with me on longer trips
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-03-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,260
Posted By Balsta
touratech folding mirrors

price ok easily adjustable and nice looking
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-19-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By Balsta
950/990 Adv/SE Rear wheel hub

Want to buy one new or used rear wheel hub to my 950SE -06 (I've got a set of motard wheels with wrong rear hub). When searching KTM part site I find part # 6011001004491 fits only the 950/990 Adv/SE...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5,747
Views: 1,771,022
Posted By Balsta
Not three... four.... but the fourth contaminates...

Not three... four.... but the fourth contaminates his stable...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-08-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,831
Posted By Balsta
If the nut is tightened properly, a hard sprocket...

If the nut is tightened properly, a hard sprocket cant harm the splines (all possible forces too small). Anyhow, I learned that the stated 100 Nm torque is insufficient (from experience with loose...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-01-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5,747
Views: 1,771,022
Posted By Balsta
+1:lol3

+1:lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-08-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,018
Posted By Balsta
...Wish I was a carb magician like H2W and I...

...Wish I was a carb magician like H2W and I would be riding with the normal SE-smile just some hours after the carb(s) went south instead of the frustrating "keeping the motor alive by using the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-07-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By Balsta
I was satisfied with the Avon before I got myself...

I was satisfied with the Avon before I got myself a set of 17/17" wide rims for the tarmac racing. There are several different and excellent 90/90 Avon tires for tarmac.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-07-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,018
Posted By Balsta
+1 I'll soon tend to dig into religion on my...

+1
I'll soon tend to dig into religion on my carb problem. After 10000's of troublefree kms the idle suddenly went very rough with awful stalls, almost all last year's season without proper idle....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,638
Posted By Balsta
I use the flexjets without any airbox so no need...

I use the flexjets without any airbox so no need of grommet. I however once mounted the cables poorly in touch with the motor, and the tubing was badly burned. Silly question: May this have anything...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-20-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Balsta
Sorry for hijacking this thread but I have a...

Sorry for hijacking this thread but I have a similar issue that almost makes me believe in the supernaturals.... The motor run great for several 10's thousand kilometers until early last summer, when...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5,747
Views: 1,771,022
Posted By Balsta
What tyre is that?

What tyre is that?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,220
Posted By Balsta
Real men care about performance...lesser men care...

Real men care about performance...lesser men care about cosmetic features...:D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-27-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,239
Posted By Balsta
Öhlins

http://www.ohlins.com/About-the-company/Our-HIstory/ (http://www.ohlins.com/About-the-company/Our-HIstory/)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-27-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,239
Posted By Balsta
The Scotts damper is the best upgrade of all...

The Scotts damper is the best upgrade of all those I have made on my SE. I installed it after some nasty and sudden high-speed hits that almost pulled the handlebar out of my hands. Since then, the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,438
Posted By Balsta
+7 years and +120 kkm

2nd motor (990) >50 tyres 3 fork and 2 shock overhauls 4 drive chains
total accum cost now 3-4 times the bike when new - and I love spending every cent
Yes 25 yrs age drop everytime climbing her...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-20-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 13
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Views: 1,145
Posted By Balsta
Two summers ago my 990 overheated (often 6 bars...

Two summers ago my 990 overheated (often 6 bars on the thermometer). Reason was the waterpump impeller was in contact with the housing. When I opened the housing I found a worn impeller and the pump...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-04-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,318
Posted By Balsta
Talking You now almost got a snowmobile. Is this for the...

You now almost got a snowmobile. Is this for the rough and icy Greek winters?:D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-03-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,318
Posted By Balsta
other studs

http://www.best-grip.se/Shop/Index.php?sLang=LangEng (http://www.best-grip.se/Shop/Index.php?sLang=LangEng)

I use these studs which you can install without any costly special tools. Plenty...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,284
Posted By Balsta
For sure also narrow->wide represents an abrubt...

For sure also narrow->wide represents an abrubt and instantaneous change in air velocity with associated improper hydraulics (funny and unwanted flow patterns). I guess this can be googled and found...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,284
Posted By Balsta
What is the center-center distance between the...

What is the center-center distance between the SD-R intakes. I'm assuming the same as the 950 My understanding too (I realize ID/OD of each intake is larger). The nozzles you made which then have the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-16-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,284
Posted By Balsta
My 990 motor is from a 2009 SDR (listed with 132...

My 990 motor is from a 2009 SDR (listed with 132 hp). Much more powerful bottom and midrange and more powerful on top rpm too than the original 950. Yes, the gearing is tighter but I love that. No,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 184,580
Posted By Balsta
...pointless Wife says YES :evil

...pointless Wife says YES :evil
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-11-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 20,165
Posted By Balsta
...be careful with your pretty red painted nails...

...be careful with your pretty red painted nails which gets ugly from screwing...on your bike...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-01-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,589
Posted By Balsta
The amount of oil and dirt in the filter is very...

The amount of oil and dirt in the filter is very small. Negligable compared with when cleaning your bike or automibile. I figured out very long ago that a warm alkali (caustic soda) bites much better...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-31-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,589
Posted By Balsta
Obvious also to me that the micro-structure of...

Obvious also to me that the micro-structure of paper filters varies since paper is more or less a random pile of fibres from wood. Guess the stainless filter is more homogenuosly structured. Guess...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-28-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By Balsta
Get a new battery instead of an ambulance...

Get a new battery instead of an ambulance...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-25-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,589
Posted By Balsta
I clean it simply with boiling caustic soda with...

I clean it simply with boiling caustic soda with pH mild enough to touch it by my hand when cold. Always shiny and been there since the last 30 kmiles. Great stuff! Definitely easy and not a pita...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-25-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,589
Posted By Balsta
...English language isn't mother's tounge, is...

...English language isn't mother's tounge, is greeny equivalent with veggiefascist?
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 184,580
Posted By Balsta
...pointless bike...better with my useful and...

...pointless bike...better with my useful and practical Romanian 87 hp -09 Dacia Logan...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 184,580
Posted By Balsta
Closer gear ratio

I already have the closer gear ratio with he SDR 990-motor I installed in 2010-11, and I luv the tighter gears.
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 184,580
Posted By Balsta
Same bolt pattern as earlier RC8-motor?

Having in mind buying one 1290 SD. Butt when I get tired of the little suspension stroke after another year or so....can I slaughter it and bring all essential stuff (motor, controls etc.) over to my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-17-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 326,270
Posted By Balsta
My oem contacts blew up after around 40 kkm. 1st...

My oem contacts blew up after around 40 kkm. 1st Facet died after just some 20 kkm (probably due to operation with empty gas tank). 2nd Facet has now 60 kkm and just works and works and works
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-10-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,516
Posted By Balsta
...imagine life without emotions for your bike....

...imagine life without emotions for your bike....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 732
Posted By Balsta
:freakyCONGRATS!! SE much more fun than playing...

:freakyCONGRATS!! SE much more fun than playing with beemers, leesbians and alikes
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-23-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By Balsta
Watercraft carbs for 4-stroke motors?

Being ignorant but wonder if it makes any sense at all putting watercraft carbs (for 2-stroke motors) on the KTM V-twin? Like the Mikuni SBN 46 mm: http://www.mikuni.com/pdf/sbn_manual.pdf...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-17-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,527
Posted By Balsta
The front scorpion rally's bite on gravel makes...

The front scorpion rally's bite on gravel makes me feel very safe, my std tire the last 3 seasons. Ok for transports on tarmac but certainly not a tire for fun rides on tarmac. Tried the rear only...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-17-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 326,270
Posted By Balsta
Do I see a foamy light brown oil below the...

Do I see a foamy light brown oil below the obvious foam on top? I did on my 2006 SE and the motor was gradualy drinking more oil until it broke down at 75000 kms. My "new" 2009 990-motor now has...
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