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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-10-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By emelgee
And no canister cos it's a UK bike.

And no canister cos it's a UK bike.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-21-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By emelgee
If you change the front ones your speedo won't...

If you change the front ones your speedo won't work.:eek1
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-14-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,847
Posted By emelgee
Until reading this I assumed my battery was on...

Until reading this I assumed my battery was on the way out and was just about to order another.
I ran it comletely flat last night (it went for at least 2 hours after it said the battery was dead on...
Forum: Vendors 01-23-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 24,250
Posted By emelgee
The sort of riders who'd be interested in the...

The sort of riders who'd be interested in the extra fuel are also the sort of riders who'll be heading off-road and giving the suspension a good work out. I've bottomed out the suspension on mine so...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,928
Posted By emelgee
If I remember rightly the 46 I paid through M&P...

If I remember rightly the 46 I paid through M&P was a bit of a bargain - most of the other retailers were charging about 80 at the time. I'd expect them to be 90-100 now - a hell of a lot of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-15-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By emelgee
You can get down to 0.01mm accuracy by using...

You can get down to 0.01mm accuracy by using combinations of feelers. eg use a 0.09 and 0.08 to get a 0.17, then 0.09 and 0.07 to get 0.16. With a decent set of guages you'll be able to go through...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-12-2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 25,656
Posted By emelgee
They've just used the same screen as some of the...

They've just used the same screen as some of the Nuvi car units - economy of scale I guess. It's the main thing that held me back from getting one as well - plus you lose quite a bit of the map area...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2009, 06:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,834
Posted By emelgee
I've done it in the past - it's pretty time...

I've done it in the past - it's pretty time consuming even if you're just taking a small amount off.
I'd do it if I just needed one shim changing just so I could get the job done, but if I had to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-11-2009, 02:57 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 25,656
Posted By emelgee
Looks like I'll be hanging on to my 276c for the...

Looks like I'll be hanging on to my 276c for the time being.
As far as I can see all they need to do is update the 276 derived models with a couple of extra features:
- Use standard SD cards, and...
Forum: Europe 12-20-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By emelgee
We left the UK at the end of June and sailed to...

We left the UK at the end of June and sailed to Bergen. Even at this time of year the weather was pretty bad on the ride up - it improved for the last few days, and in hindsight we should have gone a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By emelgee
The manual spec for the Adv is 100mm airgap with...

The manual spec for the Adv is 100mm airgap with the springs out. If you take the front wheel and mudguard off it isn't too difficult to drop one of the legs out and get an accurate measure on the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-18-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,964
Posted By emelgee
Just order a couple next time you buy a filter -...

Just order a couple next time you buy a filter - they're only a few pence each, so it's not worth reusing them.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-10-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 27,828
Posted By emelgee
BMW's claimed weight is a bit optimistic. One of...

BMW's claimed weight is a bit optimistic. One of the main UK bike mags did a group test on adventure bikes recently and the KTM990 weighed 230kg fuelled up vs 218kg for the BMW 800GS. That's 480lbs...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-09-2008, 12:59 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 27,828
Posted By emelgee
The problem is mainly the other bikes that are...

The problem is mainly the other bikes that are out there which a 690adv would compare to. Here in the UK the current 690's have list prices of around 6k, so you'd be looking at 6500 for an...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-09-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 27,828
Posted By emelgee
I had a spin on the 690SM when they came out last...

I had a spin on the 690SM when they came out last year and it's a nice engine - a world away from the what you'd usually expect from a big single. I can only guess that KTM don't feel there's enough...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-09-2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 27,828
Posted By emelgee
There's no doubt a 750/800 twin is a good...

There's no doubt a 750/800 twin is a good compromise for some (as seen by the success of the 800GS), but I can't see there's a big enough market for a company with KTM's resources to develop another...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-09-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 141,342
Posted By emelgee
Ever since the 990 came out there's been...

Ever since the 990 came out there's been inconsistancies in KTM's quoted figures for the fuel capacity. The actual figure is 19.5L for all models, as per the owners manual, but sometimes the people...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-08-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,582
Posted By emelgee
Most modern Jap bikes have 6000 mile intervals....

Most modern Jap bikes have 6000 mile intervals. The Hondas I've owned have had 8000 mile intervals. KTM seem to have played safe at 4500 miles, and if you're using decent quality oil then I can't see...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-02-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,687
Posted By emelgee
This topic comes up pretty regularly - a lot of...

This topic comes up pretty regularly - a lot of riders assume that if the fan switches on and the temp goes up a bar then the bike's running hot.
I owned a few big Honda CBR's and VFR's before the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-02-2008, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,391
Posted By emelgee
There's another pair of connectors there which...

There's another pair of connectors there which are switched and marked ACC2.
Do a search for 'heated grips' and you'll come up with loads of options for wiring them up.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-27-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By emelgee
Power=Voltage x Current, so your test on the...

Power=Voltage x Current, so your test on the grips seems fine. Have you tried checking the voltage the grips are actually receiving when the engine's running - there may be a loose/corroded...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-26-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By emelgee
The sidestand on the later bikes is a bit on the...

The sidestand on the later bikes is a bit on the long side - I don't think they shortened it enough when the lowered the suspension by 20mm back in '06. I have to be a lot more careful about parking...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-26-2008, 12:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,321
Posted By emelgee
Changed from a 950 to a 990 6 months ago. No...

Changed from a 950 to a 990 6 months ago. No problems with the ABS to date and it's a real confidence boost if you've got to cover a lot of miles in bad weather.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-25-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By emelgee
600ml per leg sounds about right - I bought a...

600ml per leg sounds about right - I bought a single 1L bottle before I did mine, but it wasn't quite enough to do both legs so I had to go out for a second bottle. Standard fill level is a 100mm air...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-25-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,072
Posted By emelgee
I wouldn't read a lot into a manufacturer's dry...

I wouldn't read a lot into a manufacturer's dry weight claims - there's not a lot of consistancy across different manufacturers on what is or isn't included in the quoted figure.
The last UK...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-24-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,754
Posted By emelgee
The SAS only works when the bikes warming up. As...

The SAS only works when the bikes warming up. As soon as the engine gets up to temp it is dissabled. If you take the seat off and you've got good ears you can hear the solenoid attached to the airbox...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-30-2008, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By emelgee
If you're running as much as 15 Amps then the...

If you're running as much as 15 Amps then the best bet it to install another socket wired direct to the battery using some decent size cable. There's loads of stuff already posted on wiring...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-26-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By emelgee
The BMW Navigator is just a rebranded Garmin...

The BMW Navigator is just a rebranded Garmin unit. Try searching for posts on the Garmin 2610, 2720 and 2820.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-17-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,342
Posted By emelgee
From the manual: Hexagon nut on chain...

From the manual:

Hexagon nut on chain sprocket M20x1.5 sheet retainer+Loctite 243+100 Nm
Collar nut wheel spindle rear M25x1.5 90 Nm
HH nuts on rear sprocket bolts M10 Loctite 243 + 50 Nm
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 621
Posted By emelgee
XR650R oil change intervals

I'm looking at getting an XR650R as a winter play bike and for the occasional long off-road trip.
Looking at the service manual it seems the service intervals are set at 600 miles. Now I know there...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-02-2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By emelgee
From the manual: Hexagon nut on cylinder head...

From the manual:
Hexagon nut on cylinder head M10 lubricated, 25 Nm /38 Nm
AH bolts on cylinder head M8 18 Nm/23 Nm
Hexagon nut on cylinder head M6 8 Nm


I see you're riding a 990. It was only...
Forum: Europe 07-28-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By emelgee
Pure class.:rofl :rofl :rofl

Pure class.:rofl :rofl :rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-27-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,235
Posted By emelgee
Well Nut is just the brand name for one of the...

Well Nut is just the brand name for one of the more manufacturers of these fixings.
They're a pretty universal fixing for the plastics on Jap sports bikes, so any m/c dealer should be able to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-24-2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,075
Posted By emelgee
Well wherever it bolts to it still bent, and it...

Well wherever it bolts to it still bent, and it didn't take much effort to bend it back.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-24-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,075
Posted By emelgee
It may be the bracket that attaches the stand to...

It may be the bracket that attaches the stand to the frame. My mates bent here which caused the side stand cut out to play up.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-19-2008, 02:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,885
Posted By emelgee
There's loads of discussion on this subject here...

There's loads of discussion on this subject here if you do a little searching.
My own 990's spot on and overall I prefer it to my old carb'd 950.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-13-2008, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By emelgee
A lot of 950SM accessories will fit - there's a...

A lot of 950SM accessories will fit - there's a lot of parts overlap on these two bikes. My mate got the 950SM luggage racks and soft panniers and they bolt straight onto the SE (same rear subframe)....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-10-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,459
Posted By emelgee
I traded my 950 in for a new 990 in April. I've...

I traded my 950 in for a new 990 in April. I've clocked up nearly 5000 miles on it in the last 10 weeks and have no regrets at all.
My bike is totally standard and I've got no complaints about the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-07-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By emelgee
You won't have a problem, but if it's bugging you...

You won't have a problem, but if it's bugging you then rotate the engine a few times in the correct direction by hand before firing the beast up.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-07-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By emelgee
Yes. From 07 onwards the wiring for the alarm is...

Yes. From 07 onwards the wiring for the alarm is integrated into the bike's standard wiring loom. You just plug the alarm module into the provided connector.:1drink
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