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Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 21,690
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Yea I wore out a pair of oars banging them on the...

Yea I wore out a pair of oars banging them on the bottom of the river.. Most of the way it was < knee deep. I have a blast hunting the ground of the breaks but that one float trip was epic. It was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,961
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Doesn't seem like it would be too hard to make...

Doesn't seem like it would be too hard to make the seal with an offset and make it so it can rotate to match whatever its bolted to.. Hmm.
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 21,690
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Great read.. 10 thumbs up.. I've seen a bunch of...

Great read.. 10 thumbs up.. I've seen a bunch of the places you photographed, its a little surreal to realize where they all are..

Few years ago me, my Dad and brother and a friend had saved...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 20,205
Posted By pdxmotorhead
The one thing in Oregon that will kill a ticket...

The one thing in Oregon that will kill a ticket fast is bad info on the part of the cop. I'd run a go-pro vidieo of the road and have a layer take it to court showing the 35 limit signs.

For...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,418
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Oh and you can use an ascender as a snatch block...

Oh and you can use an ascender as a snatch block to grab the rope so once you pull it it does not slide back..
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,418
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Kevlar Pull cord from an electrical supplier.. ...

Kevlar Pull cord from an electrical supplier..
Used for pulling wire through conduit.

Comes in various sizes and for its size nothing is stronger.
and you can put like 200' in a small space. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By pdxmotorhead
I've had luck on stuck bolts, using a cardboard...

I've had luck on stuck bolts, using a cardboard tube around the head of the bolt then turning a can of cold shot circuit cooler down the tube, it will take the bolt head to -70 easily. Let it warm up...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-09-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By pdxmotorhead
I have a 950 so I have zero experience on this...

I have a 950 so I have zero experience on this but,,

That set of graphs looks a lot like a bad/insufficient ground on a car.
I've had a similar effect cured by running a wire from the ground of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-09-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,447
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Have you eliminated the generator/stator bolt...

Have you eliminated the generator/stator bolt issue
Have you eliminated the clutch bolt/nuts/plates

Both are easy to check. BEFORE you panic..
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By pdxmotorhead
is this it?...

is this it? http://ricochet-off-road.myshopify.com/products/ktm-990-adventure-aluminum-skid-plate
Googled them and it looks nice,,, except that clamping to the frame might be likely to buckle a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-09-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 16,445
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Careful there,, I let my wife sit in a car once...

Careful there,, I let my wife sit in a car once and never got it back!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-09-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,402
Posted By pdxmotorhead
This is a old gambit, pretty much all EFI...

This is a old gambit, pretty much all EFI vehicles have a air temperature sensor. If you fool the ECU into thinking the temperature has changed it can change the fuel mixture slightly. They have...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-09-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,651
Posted By pdxmotorhead
?? MY 06 950 doesn't have a switch for the...

?? MY 06 950 doesn't have a switch for the headlight on-off. Just High Low..
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-09-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,178
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Switching from the KTM/Motrex to Blue Ice dropped...

Switching from the KTM/Motrex to Blue Ice dropped 1 bar on the display in slower speed riding. I'm guessing I was barely turning on the 4th bar so a small change dropped it down.

I've seen...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-07-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Make sure you can get them.. My close dealer...

Make sure you can get them.. My close dealer does not stock them (Idiots)

I used a round rasp in a drill to clear the old ones out of the pipe then used some sand paper to clean the surfaces...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-28-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,046
Posted By pdxmotorhead
I swapped all the bulbs in the 950's tail...

I swapped all the bulbs in the 950's tail assembly for LED's
Got the 194 style bulbs at autozone in red with 4 LED's for the
tail bulbs and bought a generic High power LED bulb for the
Brake...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-27-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,099
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Yea, I NEED the centerstand. not willing to give...

Yea, I NEED the centerstand. not willing to give that up.
But love the price..
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-11-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By pdxmotorhead
CJ sells a metal one....

CJ sells a metal one....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-07-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,024
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Easy way to tell if you want a dealer to be your...

Easy way to tell if you want a dealer to be your pick, (At least for the 950)

Go to the parts counter and ask them for:
2 Exhaust carbon seals for the muffler junctions.
Waterpump seal.
Clutch...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-06-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Supertrapps are awful for engines with fat power...

Supertrapps are awful for engines with fat power bands, thy work on a 2 stoke if it spends all its time in a 2000 rpm power band.

I've dynoed several motors with them and the results were all the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 359,103
Posted By pdxmotorhead
I agree and I'm from down here.. NEVER come...

I agree and I'm from down here..
NEVER come back to the US through Peace arch by Bellingham WA..
Done it three times total cluster f*** all three times. Even once when I had my Active military...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-04-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,724
Posted By pdxmotorhead
One of the BIG gripes about Delorean cars was...

One of the BIG gripes about Delorean cars was caring for the stainless body, that you had to buy stainless steel wool to clean them and that kids in parking lots would put hand prints all over the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-27-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,374
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Back when I had a dune buggy ,, I used to use a...

Back when I had a dune buggy ,, I used to use a reamer to open the shaft hole up then insert a small sealed bearing with a inner race diameter of the shaft. Used a drill press to guide the reamer....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-27-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,659
Posted By pdxmotorhead
I supported the case with stacks of tightly...

I supported the case with stacks of tightly folded shop rags and then used a tiny hammer and punch and just kept tapping and moving around the seal, it came out fairly easy.. Once you broke loose the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-27-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,415
Posted By pdxmotorhead
If I had a 1190/1290 and was concerned about dust...

If I had a 1190/1290 and was concerned about dust intrusion given the complaints about the filter boxes, I'd be sending an oil sample in every oil change and keep the printouts. The oil testing will...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-27-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By pdxmotorhead
:) Darn you were all supposed to warn me they...

:) Darn you were all supposed to warn me they would blow up and kill a thousand kittens so I could show the thread to my wife when she sees the bill for the wings.. :rofl "I had to get them it was a...
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Just a 2 cent opinion, but if I was doing 1 I'd...

Just a 2 cent opinion, but if I was doing 1 I'd do them all, The glow plugs play into power and mileage if they are in chamber plugs. Had a Isuzu NPR once that ran rough,, really rough when cold, had...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-26-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By pdxmotorhead
How long do the stock cats last on a 950?

So for the like probably 5 people out there who still have the stock mufflers on thier 950 like me... How many miles do your mufflers have on them with the full cansiterectomy done? My bike was done...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-26-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,415
Posted By pdxmotorhead
The K&N testing by the diesel industry has been a...

The K&N testing by the diesel industry has been a source of contention for YEARS.. The primary test number they focus on is silicate penetration to the Oil. Silicate is the smallest component in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-26-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,825
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Almost all collector vehicles break down in to...

Almost all collector vehicles break down in to the same groups,

1. Unique - Raced , Owned by the famous, factory customized $$$$
2. Semi Unique - Low production numbers usually the homogolation...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-25-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,415
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Ah,, ok makes sense,, :D

Ah,, ok makes sense,, :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-25-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,659
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Its not hard just fussy. NO big deal really. I'd...

Its not hard just fussy. NO big deal really. I'd say I spent way more time figuring out how to mount my new crash bars than doing the water pump service.

Make sure you seat the snap ring on the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-25-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,871
Posted By pdxmotorhead
I used the wrench that came with my Angle grinder...

I used the wrench that came with my Angle grinder for removing the grinding wheels. Had two pins on it that worked great for holding the impeller.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-25-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,415
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Hmm.. As much as dust is bad for the engine, hard...

Hmm.. As much as dust is bad for the engine, hard to believe chunks of RTV through it are going to be better? I see a lot of loose looking stuff there in the pics. Funny thing is the air cleaner is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-10-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,565
Posted By pdxmotorhead
What were the leak down results? Tearing...

What were the leak down results?

Tearing that motor apart without one is a BAD idea, you could get it all the way back together and THEN find its still busted because of some other issue.

Its...
Forum: Vendors 10-07-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 206,427
Posted By pdxmotorhead
How about a rectangle bit with threaded holes on...

How about a rectangle bit with threaded holes on the sides, make it about 3/8th's thick, make holes use the ram ball on the 1/4x20 pin.

If it had a hole on each side they would fit darn near...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-06-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Thanks! yep when I put the wheel back on the last...

Thanks! yep when I put the wheel back on the last time I must not have gotten it all together correctly.

Looks like this evenings project will be loosening up the front and resetting to see if...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,478
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Ospho (Phosphoric acid) Turns the rust in to...

Ospho (Phosphoric acid) Turns the rust in to Black Iron Oxide and stops the rust fairly well. Nice thing is you just put it on with a 50 cent paintbrush and it wont hurt the rotor surface.

Only...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,986
Posted By pdxmotorhead
I used to keep a set of bedded pads in the tool...

I used to keep a set of bedded pads in the tool box to bed the New rotors on race cars. We never put new pads against new rotors. Got a better coating on the rotor surface with the "used" pads.
...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,009
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Spiders don't like peppermint oil either. ...

Spiders don't like peppermint oil either.

It will mess up a cat though..
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