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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 09:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,670
Posted By Grayjet
Well, I promised to report back when the longer...

Well, I promised to report back when the longer CCT bolts were in.

Verdict: fail

The noise is still there. I am at a loss. Perhaps it is the clutch booster rattling around... I don't know.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-23-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11,638
Views: 2,512,105
Posted By Grayjet
Wow. Like the website says, that is...

Wow. Like the website says, that is "super-cool"! I need to get smarter on wiring and pick one of these up. If nothing else, the ability to monitor the health of the electrical system seems to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-17-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11,638
Views: 2,512,105
Posted By Grayjet
Nothing, but...

As soon as one of you gurus installs a Motobrain PDU and comes up with some super genius ideas about what to do with it, post it up with photos so the rest of us can copy it!

Motobrain.net...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-14-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21,346
Views: 1,146,675
Posted By Grayjet
Oil

I will quote the great Pyndon, who said, "Oil is oil, brown and slippy." As long as it's the right viscosity, and changed regularly, it's gonna be fine.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-14-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21,346
Views: 1,146,675
Posted By Grayjet
Ah, I see. I just buttoned mine all back up, and...

Ah, I see. I just buttoned mine all back up, and it fired up immediately. No smoke out of the pipe, so that is good. It is smoking from the headlight area, though, and my turn signals stopped...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-14-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21,346
Views: 1,146,675
Posted By Grayjet
Hey, BE. What are your plans for that XRL? Are...

Hey, BE. What are your plans for that XRL? Are you not happy with it?

I just dropped $750 into mine for a rebore out to 102mm with a new piston and fresh valves. Hope to have it all back...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-11-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,291
Posted By Grayjet
Definitely agree with this: "Buy a spare plastic...

Definitely agree with this: "Buy a spare plastic elbow for the breather pipes from cam cover to oil tank as they break easily." I had one come apart and sprinkle plastic parts down into the bowels of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 123,734
Posted By Grayjet
Thanks, Steve. Ill be picking up my 102 mm...

Thanks, Steve. Ill be picking up my 102 mm cylinder and freshly valved head soon. I want to put it together right!
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 123,734
Posted By Grayjet
Steve, which Hondabond do you use when you are...

Steve, which Hondabond do you use when you are gooping up the cylinder head cover gasket, Hondabond 4 or Hondabond HT? Do you use it on the crank case covers as well?

Thanks for the thread - one...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-04-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,670
Posted By Grayjet
Still waiting for them to show up. I'll report...

Still waiting for them to show up. I'll report back as soon as I install them.



I would!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,670
Posted By Grayjet
Looking back at my receipt, I spent just under...

Looking back at my receipt, I spent just under $100 USD through a German company. Here's a link: Ktm-versand.de (http://ktm-versand.de). Type in part number 60036008100.

Still damn expensive,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,670
Posted By Grayjet
I just ordered these myself. Here is a link from...

I just ordered these myself. Here is a link from inmate JK1 from the UK:

http://www.gear4motorcycles.co.uk/?i=118063 (http://www.gear4motorcycles.co.uk/?i=118063)

I couldn't find a source for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11,638
Views: 2,512,105
Posted By Grayjet
Have you checked out Mosko Moto bags? They look...

Have you checked out Mosko Moto bags? They look like great pieces of gear. Savin' my pennies...
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 85,132
Posted By Grayjet
Lyndon, You embody the "never give up" spirit...

Lyndon,
You embody the "never give up" spirit that I am trying to imbue within my children. Keep up the great work, and press on!

(I am now going to go buy some Adventure Spec stuff and some...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 81,792
Views: 9,159,098
Posted By Grayjet
Thanks. Time to find a new machinist.

Thanks. Time to find a new machinist.
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 81,792
Views: 9,159,098
Posted By Grayjet
Thanks to the folks on this thread, my bike now...

Thanks to the folks on this thread, my bike now has a new timing chain in it. Bummer that when I compared the old to the new, the old was only about two millimeters longer in circumference. Doesn't...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 81,792
Views: 9,159,098
Posted By Grayjet
Cool, thanks, B.E.

Cool, thanks, B.E.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-30-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21,346
Views: 1,146,675
Posted By Grayjet
^ I met the DSA owner at the Shen500, and he...

^ I met the DSA owner at the Shen500, and he really struck me as the genuine article. I buy from him when I can. I love supporting small businesses like his.
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 81,792
Views: 9,159,098
Posted By Grayjet
Thanks for all the help, folks. I went out to...

Thanks for all the help, folks. I went out to Northern Tool (kind of like Harbor Freight), and picked up the 27mm and 30mm sockets I'll need, and picked up a Stockton copy of the Motion Pro clutch...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 81,792
Views: 9,159,098
Posted By Grayjet
My cam chain looks like the above photo of...

My cam chain looks like the above photo of BWalsh's cam chain. I have a new one sitting on the bench, and the top end is apart right now awaiting a 102mm bore and a valve job, so now is the time to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11,638
Views: 2,512,105
Posted By Grayjet
Damn, I should have checked back on this page...

Damn, I should have checked back on this page earlier! I just placed a rather expensive order for two fancy bolts from a German company. I appreciate the replies and your very kind offer, Peanuts....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11,638
Views: 2,512,105
Posted By Grayjet
Thanks for that, Peanuts. I have read about those...

Thanks for that, Peanuts. I have read about those caps, but I can't find any here in the States. I have been crawling around the web trying to find a reasonable source for them overseas, but am...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11,638
Views: 2,512,105
Posted By Grayjet
I finally replaced my CCTs (cam chain tensioners)...

I finally replaced my CCTs (cam chain tensioners) because my bike ('09 990 with 29,000 miles) was becoming very "clackity," which is a term I made up to describe the noise coming from the motor....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-14-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11,638
Views: 2,512,105
Posted By Grayjet
Check out what this guy did with his KTM today! ...

Check out what this guy did with his KTM today!

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(What did...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 81,792
Views: 9,159,098
Posted By Grayjet
Neither. I did run it quite a bit in some very...

Neither. I did run it quite a bit in some very hot/humid conditions crawling through the woods in first gear. I wonder if I just overheated it. Perhaps I need an oil cooler.



I don't honestly...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 81,792
Views: 9,159,098
Posted By Grayjet
Whoa, I did not realize the engine break-in...

Whoa, I did not realize the engine break-in question was akin to oil/tire/CG issues! My apologies for opening that can of worms, but I truly do appreciate the folks that took the time to reply and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 81,792
Views: 9,159,098
Posted By Grayjet
As always, thanks for the great info. ...

As always, thanks for the great info.

Cheers,
Lance
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 81,792
Views: 9,159,098
Posted By Grayjet
Ahh, thank you. Do you do anything else to...

Ahh, thank you. Do you do anything else to protect the engine on those few seconds without oil on the first start? I have heard of folks pouring a teaspoon of oil into the top of the cylinder...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 81,792
Views: 9,159,098
Posted By Grayjet
oil pump

Steve,
How do you air prime the oil pump? I finally tore back into my smoking motor and found that the 101mm piston took some damage fore and aft, and the cylinder is streaked, with a shallow groove...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-06-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,623
Posted By Grayjet
Just to clarify, you tried 2 known good batteries...

Just to clarify, you tried 2 known good batteries from other LC8 bikes that start fine, and had the same results?

I ask because I had a battery go bad that was less than 6 months old and showed...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 55,458
Posted By Grayjet
I can't even look at my XRL after reading this.

I can't even look at my XRL after reading this.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-09-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,977
Posted By Grayjet
Engine Ice

I made the swap to Engine Ice to try to cool the big gal down, but didn't notice a bit of difference. Then I installed the second fan, and that did make a difference. No overheats since then. I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,677
Posted By Grayjet
There is no better thread than a Sakurama thread!...

There is no better thread than a Sakurama thread!


Really looking forward to following the build, Gregor. Thanks for taking us along.

Cheers,
Lance
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-20-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21,346
Views: 1,146,675
Posted By Grayjet
Now that there is an interesting idea. What...

Now that there is an interesting idea. What exactly is required to participate in this?
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 81,792
Views: 9,159,098
Posted By Grayjet
This is awesome:

This is awesome:
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-02-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 19,343
Views: 8,055,544
Posted By Grayjet
Here you go

Here is a link to the fender at KTMtwins: http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-950-990-690-enduro-fender-kit

I just bought the kit for my 990. Awaiting delivery...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-01-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21,346
Views: 1,146,675
Posted By Grayjet
I'm in

I'm going. I'll be there on Friday. I plan to do a road loop Friday before checking in Friday night. 5 meals provided this time - not bad!

Lance
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-29-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,347
Posted By Grayjet
Just throwin' out ideas...

Stock disk brakes? The rivets that hold the outer disc to the inner disk can loosen, causing a clacking sound when braking.

Loose chain? My chain got so loose during one ride that it started...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-23-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By Grayjet
I'm certainly no expert, but I would flush it and...

I'm certainly no expert, but I would flush it and refill with pure Engine Ice. If the overflow persists, it may simply be the radiator cap failing. This happened to me last month. Everything was...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 81,792
Views: 9,159,098
Posted By Grayjet
Yes! Luckily I ate my Wheaties that morning and...

Yes! Luckily I ate my Wheaties that morning and got it out before I stroked out.



Good call. I keep telling myself I am going to get some amsteel line and some light pulleys. I need to stop...
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