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Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 682,349
Posted By Tangai
Big Bore

Anybody running a big bore kit? HT Racing 400 or Thumper Racing 390?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-18-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Tangai
When I bought my 2006 950 used, it had been setup...

When I bought my 2006 950 used, it had been setup tubeless using superglue with some kind of clear goop on top of that. It had been that way for about a year and several spokes leaked. The super glue...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-14-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By Tangai
Yeah, the only way water can get into the...

Yeah, the only way water can get into the combustion chamber is past the head gasket or a cracked cylinder or cylinder head. Cylinders almost never crack. The heads usually crack between the spark...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-24-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,267
Posted By Tangai
I bought these about 8,000 miles ago. I was very...

I bought these about 8,000 miles ago. I was very reluctant and thought I'd probably regret it. However they work excellently and have shown zero rear so far. All stainless steel, nice looking and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-17-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By Tangai
It almost sounds like the fuel valve on the RH...

It almost sounds like the fuel valve on the RH tank is closed. I also had mine to run out real quick once, but the main electric plug for the fuel injection had water in it, shorting it out, causing...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-03-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,780
Posted By Tangai
I also use EBC organic pads on the rear, not real...

I also use EBC organic pads on the rear, not real strong braking power. I’ve found the 950 has NATURAL ABS. Hard to get them to skid, but great off road.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-02-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By Tangai
Twenty-eight Minute Oil Change This is in...

Twenty-eight Minute Oil Change

This is in response to a letter some nutcase wrote to RIDER magazine concerning the KTM 950-990 Adventure. RIDER did a great report on the 010 990 Adventure, but...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By Tangai
I have one on my KTM touring shield and it didn't...

I have one on my KTM touring shield and it didn't work at all, in fact it was worse than without. With the stock KTM shield it did some good, but not a lot. I have a stock seat and another brand of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-01-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By Tangai
GPR Damper Question

GPR Damper question.

I bought a used GPR steering stabilized from a KTM 450 EXC and fitted it to my 950 Adventure. By mounting it backwards and with a few minor mods it fits and works perfectly. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-28-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,626
Posted By Tangai
I left four times, and came back. I tried a...

I left four times, and came back. I tried a couple of Ducatis, a Moto Guzzi, and a Yamaha. The KTM adventures are like a real sexy woman, so good—and so demanding, but nothing else will do.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-19-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By Tangai
You didn’t say how many miles your bike has, but...

You didn’t say how many miles your bike has, but I would assume it has somewhere between 40, and 60,000 miles. The stock fuel pump usually gives up somewhere around that. It’s the same fuel pump used...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-07-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By Tangai
Why someone would leave the washers out can only...

Why someone would leave the washers out can only be answered by the one who left them out, but it will be a bit leaner w/o them. You’ll probably have to order the washers from a dealer or from a carb...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,531
Posted By Tangai
Nothing wrong with a rider wanting more flywheel...

Nothing wrong with a rider wanting more flywheel weight on his/her KTM 9xx.

There are some situations in which the 9xx could use more flywheel weight. It would idle smoother, stall less, have...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-15-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,355
Posted By Tangai
Actually tubeless is even safer than a tube on...

Actually tubeless is even safer than a tube on that front wheel. Think about it, if you pick up a nail or screw with a tube in that front wheel, the tube will deflate almost instantly. The exploded...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-15-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By Tangai
I don't know where some people get some of their...

I don't know where some people get some of their info and ideas concerning ABS brakes, some of it is way out there.

I use Carbon Kevlar pads on my 950 (non-ABS) and my Yamaha Ténéré (ABS) and my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By Tangai
You can the 87 and un-plug the wire under the...

You can the 87 and un-plug the wire under the seat. I have a few times and couldn't tell any difference is performance.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,212
Posted By Tangai
I agree. With a good seat and windscreen the KTM...

I agree. With a good seat and windscreen the KTM is quite comfortable and you can pile as much stuff on them as you want—I have. As far as dependability, the BMW would break in half doing some of the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By Tangai
"ThreeBond" 1501C Grip Lock grip glue. I've...

"ThreeBond" 1501C Grip Lock grip glue.

I've used this product on dozens of bikes, with and without heated grips, and never had a failure. And the grips can be removed later on without destroying...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By Tangai
The color doesn't make any difference on the KTM...

The color doesn't make any difference on the KTM grips, but there is a left and a right. One wire from the left grip plugs into one of the double switch wire connector and the other goes into the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-03-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,869
Posted By Tangai
Amazing to read all the different opinions here...

Amazing to read all the different opinions here and it’s clear that few know what in the hell they are talking about. I guess that's what make it fun. The ABS system on 990s does not measure lean...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-01-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,367
Posted By Tangai
There are some useful videos at Rick's...

There are some useful videos at Rick's Motosports.

http://ricksmotorsportelectrics.com/motorsport-video-tips.php
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-01-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By Tangai
The University of Hard Knocks is the second best,...

The University of Hard Knocks is the second best, but the most expensive.
The University of Learning from the Mistakes of Others is the best, and is free.

Thanks
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,869
Posted By Tangai
Sorry I wasn’t clear about what I meant to say. I...

Sorry I wasn’t clear about what I meant to say. I wasn’t referring to the ABS On-Off switch, but the pulsating action of the ABS’s function.

When on low-traction surfaces and applying the brakes...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-30-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,869
Posted By Tangai
The early ABS (Many called it, "Anti Braking...

The early ABS (Many called it, "Anti Braking System.") on KTMs wasn’t all that great—too much time between the on-and-off action of the ABS and gets riders in trouble in a hurry when off road and in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-27-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,034
Posted By Tangai
What Dustodust say, plus check your float levels....

What Dustodust say, plus check your float levels. In the upper gears with heavy throttle use and high RPM it can suck the fuel level in the float bowls low enough to cause a really lean condition....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-27-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,629
Posted By Tangai
Nice. What kind of seat do you have there?

Nice. What kind of seat do you have there?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-23-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,167
Posted By Tangai
As you guys can see I mounted the windscreen...

As you guys can see I mounted the windscreen mounting brackets directly to the old-OME windshield using rubber well nuts.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-23-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,167
Posted By Tangai
Thanks knobbyjoe for the useful and easy to...

Thanks knobbyjoe for the useful and easy to understand instructions. That's the kind I need.

http://palmerrides.smugmug.com/Other/V-Stream-Wind-Screen/i-66BHCck/0/M/260-M.jpg...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-20-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,167
Posted By Tangai
Well; with a saw, a drill and sand paper, but I...

Well; with a saw, a drill and sand paper, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to download a picture here.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-20-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,167
Posted By Tangai
Alright DynoDave, here's what you inspired me to....

Alright DynoDave, here's what you inspired me to. That is, if somebody will upload the pictures for me.

I used the V-Stream windshield from my Ténéré—made some adjustable brackets—trimmed the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-19-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 89,463
Posted By Tangai
"You know your a 950 rider when the other bike...

"You know your a 950 rider when the other bike just sits."

Yeah, my Ténéré just sits and sits and sits. It's a great bike, but it has made me appreciate my 950 Adventure all the more.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-17-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,559
Posted By Tangai
I don’t think the 950 Adventure will ever be a...

I don’t think the 950 Adventure will ever be a collector’s motorcycle like a 1964 250cc Honda RC164, for example, but it might be something sought out as an inexpensive but really nice adventure...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-17-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 17,982
Posted By Tangai
Yes, moly based grease is probably the best as it...

Yes, moly based grease is probably the best as it hangs in there longer and has good cushioning properties. It’s not a matter of lubing the splines, but adding some cushion and mostly corrosion...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-15-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 17,982
Posted By Tangai
I've been working on motorcycles for over 40...

I've been working on motorcycles for over 40 years and I've seen dozens of loose sprocket nuts with the washer bent over as it should be. It's a matter of wear on the splines, both of the sprocket...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-15-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,659
Posted By Tangai
Everything Cycleman2 said is correct, but the R/R...

Everything Cycleman2 said is correct, but the R/R does have an effect on how much voltage reaches the battery. Mind, for example, had a voltage reading (at the battery posts) of 11.85 at 4,000 RPM...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,659
Posted By Tangai
Installed it, a tight fit for sure, but works...

Installed it, a tight fit for sure, but works perfectly.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-11-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,659
Posted By Tangai
I contacted Jack and asked which kit I would need...

I contacted Jack and asked which kit I would need for my 2006 KTM 950 Adventure. His response, "Hi, Any of the FH020AA kits will work."

So that's what I ordered. Hope that's correct.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-11-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By Tangai
Can't answer that one.

Can't answer that one.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-11-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By Tangai
I have a AKRA on my 950 Adventure as a single...

I have a AKRA on my 950 Adventure as a single muffler. Fits right on and runs great. I bought it from a fellow Adventure member who was converting his to a two-into-one and had an extra can. Surely...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-07-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,802
Posted By Tangai
Just a heads up for you guys thinking of...

Just a heads up for you guys thinking of rebuilding you KTM twins (or singles).

If the cylinders are badly worn or damaged--don't buy new ones. Just get new pistons and send them to US CHROME...
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