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Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 197,445
Posted By hennessyktm
Anyone out there done this with a "big " bike...

Anyone out there done this with a "big " bike (BMW, KTM9X0, etc)??
Forum: Racing 11-24-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,521
Posted By hennessyktm
Thanks

mothra, thanks for the link; great info.
Forum: Racing 11-24-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,521
Posted By hennessyktm
questions

stumbled upon this race and form skimming last year's sandblast thread it sounds awesome.

went to the sandblast website and none of the links/sub-sites populated (ie: register to race, documents,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-05-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By hennessyktm
Caliper bolts?

Are the bolts holding the caliper to the caliper bracket scraping the rotor or is it the caliper itself? Nothing to do with proper wheel installation procedure (ie: loosening a le pich bolts,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-09-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By hennessyktm
950 ADV jetting question

I have a 2004 950 ADV. It developed a backfire/sputter/stall at idle so I pulled the carbs to clean them. One of the pilot jets was clogged. This far into the bike I also adjusted the valves,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,027
Posted By hennessyktm
Nice!

That's great news, thanks for closing the loop on this thread.

My fix lasted me a little over a year, but the notchy shifting returned a few days ago.

Glad to hear the Outlaw clutch works...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-09-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By hennessyktm
Fixed

Thanks for all the replies. I love all the wisdom across this forum.

I tried the easiest way first because I really didn't feel like pulling the carbs again.

Tapped the carbs, blew compressed...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-09-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By hennessyktm
HELP--Carb Issue/Fuel Leak

04 950 ADV developed a backfire through carbs at idle, otherwise ran great. Had Flex Jet 2s sitting on the shelf so I figured now would be a good time to pull the carbs, inspect/clean them (figured...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-16-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,223
Posted By hennessyktm
Sounds good

Sounds like the genereal consensus is to warm it up, will do.

Of note, oil was changed prior to storage and I topped the fuel off with ethanol free fuel (I only run ehtanol free fuel unless on a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-15-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,223
Posted By hennessyktm
Oil change after 8 month storage

Want to see what you guys think...
My 04 KTM 950 has been in storage for 8 months. Gonna knock out an oil change, but do you think I should warm it up first as during a regular oil change, or do...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-06-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,777
Posted By hennessyktm
Front Hitch

I put a front hitch on my dodge ram in order to transport my '05 XR650R from Alaska to Georgia while pulling my entire house in my enclsoed trailer and truck. I also had a roof rack loaded with tons...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-08-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By hennessyktm
Stand Lengths

I'm surrently doing the same mod and had the same question(s).

Here is detailed info on stand lengths with part #s off the KTM HOW.

These are the centerstands manufactured for the various...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-04-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By hennessyktm
Tip

You probably dont have to get a new copper crush washer.

Hang the washer on a piece of bare wire, paper clip, etc (wear gloved or hold with pliers).

Heat it up with a torch until it glows...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-28-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,140
Posted By hennessyktm
Call this guy

I was stationed at Ft. Wainwright for 4 years and have a great friend who got out of the Army and opened a shop in Fairbanks. His shop is called Frozenmotorworks. Give hime a call. He is also an...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-20-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,492
Posted By hennessyktm
Replies

Thanks for all the replies. I can't wait to get my suspension back from SPS. I just shot them an email inquiring about the 2 x different heights available. I mentioned I want maximum suspension...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-19-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,492
Posted By hennessyktm
Convert to S Suspension

I'm in the process of having superplush convert my forks/shock from standard to S.

I know there are several inmates out there who have gone from standard to S suspension. Questions:

-With the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-17-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By hennessyktm
Balancer Shaft Seal

I had the same problem, as did a bunch of other guys on OC. Check the KTM H.O.W. (google it). It has tons of info on the big KTM, including this known issue. Here is a cut/paste from the site:
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-10-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,466
Posted By hennessyktm
Replies

Great to hear all of your replies. It is interesting to see the wide spectrum of employment vs. riding; looking forward to more replies. BTW, I'm 31, got a wife, 2 x kids, and a dog, and am active...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-10-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,466
Posted By hennessyktm
So, what do YOU do?

This is not your normal OC/ADV rider post, at least I dont think it is.

Here I am, at work, half way around the wolrd, and longing/wishing to ride, I wonder what YOU do for a living. If you are...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-06-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,027
Posted By hennessyktm
I just had/fixed this problem...here is what I did.

Based off tons of advice/previous posts/research, here is what I did/I'd try first before replacing the clutch or any components. If youve already done this or mentioned it previously I missed it.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-07-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,432
Posted By hennessyktm
If you do it, don't use a carbon fiber can

Saw your last post and it looks like you aren't gonna do a 2-1. Just a note, if you do, don not use a carbon fiber can. I bought an ADV that the PO had just done the 2-1 mod on. It had a carbon...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 21,417
Posted By hennessyktm
+1 for the above. Just put the bike on the side...

+1 for the above. Just put the bike on the side stand, NOT the center stand, and remove the clutch cover. There is a TON of info on this site about the 950/990 clutch.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-28-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,423
Posted By hennessyktm
Heating the crush washers with a torch

+1 on heating the crush washers with a propane torch and quickly cooling them off in water. I have been doing that with the same washers for the last few oil changes and have had zero issues/leaks. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-19-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,527
Posted By hennessyktm
Hmmm...now you guys have me wondering...at least...

Hmmm...now you guys have me wondering...at least it's working!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,527
Posted By hennessyktm
Got it

Got it! I looked elsewhere as many recommended (thanks).

No more eyeballing it, went out and bought a micrometer. Measured each fiber and steel disc, the clutch springs, and the distance of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-16-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,527
Posted By hennessyktm
Yes, it has the "new," one piece push rod. ...

Yes, it has the "new," one piece push rod.

With bike off, I tried putting it in gear, pulling the clutch in, and turning the back wheel. I can get it to turn, but it is hard as hell.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-16-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,527
Posted By hennessyktm
First, thanks for all the replies…I love this...

First, thanks for all the replies…I love this site.

Pdxmotorhead: I did not clean the oil jet during this last bout of maintenance, but just cleaned it about 800 miles ago. Not sure if that’s it,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-15-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,527
Posted By hennessyktm
Its official...I'm frustrated

Yes, another guy having a hell of a time with the clutch on his 950 ADV...I am about to light this beautiful bike on fire.

If you read all this, thanks in advnace.

Background: 04 950 ADV...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-23-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By hennessyktm
Simple fix

Well, turns out you guys are smart, thanks for the replies. Upon further inspection of the chain, I found one of the rollers on one of the chain links broke. The rivet was there (obviously) but the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-21-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By hennessyktm
Chain Noise & Hop

All, I ride an 04 950 ADV, has 26,600 miles on it. I just did a 530 mile ride from Tennessee to Savannah, GA. When I pulled into town I noticed a rhythmic, whirring sound coming from the chain/front...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-26-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By hennessyktm
Appreciate all the feedback. Pretty sure it's...

Appreciate all the feedback. Pretty sure it's fixed, here is what I did:
-Removed the crank case breather hose from the airbox, capped the connection on the air box, and put a breather filter on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-20-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By hennessyktm
Thanks for the tips guys. So I pulled the...

Thanks for the tips guys.

So I pulled the bike apart today and found some tell tale signs of what my research has told me is a failed balance shaft seal. The front carb intake had a good bit of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-19-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By hennessyktm
Idle issue and terrible gas mileage

Just got back from a trip on my new-to-me 04 950 ADV and got terrible gas mileage..also noticed the idle hung out at 2000 rpms before dropping back down to 1400 rpms. Sometimes it would need to help...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-19-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,736
Posted By hennessyktm
So, we're back from the ride. I figured I'd post...

So, we're back from the ride. I figured I'd post some pics of the failed carbon remus and the "new" stainless steel version. Keep in mind all the silver tape on the first ferw pics was of my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-16-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,736
Posted By hennessyktm
Fellas, thanks for the replies. Ended up linking...

Fellas, thanks for the replies. Ended up linking up with a cool shop in macon, ga called Rat Rodz. We pulled the remus apart and tossed the carbon canister. The owner took me to a machine shop he...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-15-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,736
Posted By hennessyktm
Carbon fiber Remus is smoked

Hi all.....currently on a dual sport ride with a buddy of mine from NC through FL and back. Im on an 04 ktm 950 ADV with a 2 to 1 mod. Had my Remus carbon fiber exhaust tear at the rivets (the side...
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