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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-26-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By Head2Wind
any of the EFI'd bikes it applies on the old LC8...

any of the EFI'd bikes it applies on the old LC8 platform

EDIT: the 990 ADV, SD and SMT stacks are all the same, the RC8 is shorter and sharper on the transition. It is a little bit of a 'forced'...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-26-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By Head2Wind
Oh, and try running the RC8 stack in the rear and...

Oh, and try running the RC8 stack in the rear and the SD stack in the front... works nicely to smooth out a mid RPM twitch and builds better overall power too.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-26-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By Head2Wind
Ah, 08 SD... OK, well I have a map that you can...

Ah, 08 SD... OK, well I have a map that you can try if you like. Can send it to you. I can build it out two maps, one with the secondaries @ 100% open and one with the secondaries enabled with a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-25-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 40,020
Posted By Head2Wind
KTM = LOUD :eek1 Nice builds! I love...

KTM = LOUD :eek1

Nice builds! I love customizing bikes and making them into what you want, not accepting what the factory decides fits your needs.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-25-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By Head2Wind
OH.... if you really want to 'go off the farm'......

OH.... if you really want to 'go off the farm'... go hunt down a set of early RC8 throttle bodies and bolt them onto the ADV. :evil

Injectors are better, and they are bigger so they definitely...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-25-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By Head2Wind
I have ran pretty much the full range; buttery...

I have ran pretty much the full range; buttery flies in place, just the plates of butter removed, complete butter removal (shafts etc).

It really comes down to what you want to achieve, what you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-22-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,399
Posted By Head2Wind
I have watched my grandfather 'shim' main...

I have watched my grandfather 'shim' main bearings as well as poor Babbitt bearings too.....

I guess that my point is that there is a high likelihood that the parts cannot be machined accurately...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-22-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,399
Posted By Head2Wind
I vote for another 'survey' button option: "DO IT...

I vote for another 'survey' button option: "DO IT RIGHT"
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-22-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,399
Posted By Head2Wind
I love hearing the advise about 'sand paper' and...

I love hearing the advise about 'sand paper' and 'scotchbrite' to restore _machined_ surfaces to .001... tolerances.... loving it really.

1. Buy used head
2. Buy used cam if alum cannot be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-22-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,761
Posted By Head2Wind
Yes and yes, both of those 'should' fit, provided...

Yes and yes, both of those 'should' fit, provided they are in good shape and are really ADV arms (would request the PN from the seller to verify).

IMO, buy a used replacement swing arm, go through...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-19-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By Head2Wind
If that method makes no difference, then the...

If that method makes no difference, then the fault is not the switch. I recommend removing the right upper fairing, chasing down where the clutch switch harness plugs into the main harness and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-19-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,399
Posted By Head2Wind
IMO: head assembly and cam replacement time. Not...

IMO: head assembly and cam replacement time. Not worth the effort/time to try to get the head/bridge fixed for a bunch of reasons. You MIGHT be able to save the cam by using acid to get the alum...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-19-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By Head2Wind
I would dig deeper into the plugs/harnesses just...

I would dig deeper into the plugs/harnesses just aft of the headlight where that bar harness plugs in.... its separated from the light control switch harness/plug... small 2 wire connector. If it is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-18-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,761
Posted By Head2Wind
the SD swing arm is shorter.... Early ADV arms...

the SD swing arm is shorter.... Early ADV arms will fit, but are weaker than the 05.5+ arms (if I recall correctly), any 06-12 ADV arm will fit.

If the mech/shop that performed the last work is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-18-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By Head2Wind
If the water pump was just recently serviced and...

If the water pump was just recently serviced and shortly after the bike has started to overheat, there is a very high probability that the pump shaft has moved as a result of the clip coming off the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-28-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
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: 1,676
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: 428
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: 1,240
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: 1,942
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: 1,240
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: 1,240
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: 1,942
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: 1,240
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: 1,240
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: 1,240
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: 1,240
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: 1,240
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: 828
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: 828
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: 1,315
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: 491
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: 29,138
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: 862
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: 29,138
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: 1,373
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: 964
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: 705
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: 3,163
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: 447
Views: 81,063
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...
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