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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-29-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,679
Posted By motomal
That is exactly what mine looked like! Glad it's...

That is exactly what mine looked like! Glad it's all sorted in the end.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-27-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,679
Posted By motomal
I'm not yet convinced from the diagnostic done on...

I'm not yet convinced from the diagnostic done on the rear cylinder that that is where the problem lies. The gunk in the breather looks like a small amount if it's not found elsewhere and I think...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-27-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,311
Posted By motomal
Sounds a lot like my carb icing symptoms. I...

Sounds a lot like my carb icing symptoms.

I have a UK spec 950SM and when I used to commute all year round I would get carb icing quite a lot at constant throttle settings on the motorway in damp...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-23-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By motomal
I can help you there as I recently replaced the...

I can help you there as I recently replaced the contacts in mine, easy job.

The pump is fitted to the inside of the front left of the tank, just behind the horn. With the fuel taps off and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-17-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,552
Posted By motomal
Good to know how much torque I can get away with,...

Good to know how much torque I can get away with, thanks!

I'll give that a go next time i'm down there.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-11-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,552
Posted By motomal
Looking at my previous posts of the sensor and...

Looking at my previous posts of the sensor and the other post of the shift drums, I would think that is possible with just the right size punch.

However, it is easy to pop the side stand off and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By motomal
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=746414

This old thread may help you out... Good luck.
Forum: Airheads 05-11-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,917
Posted By motomal
Not only that but I think he's using the same...

Not only that but I think he's using the same brush for the think and thin stripes, nice work!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,064
Posted By motomal
Just had similar issues on my 950 SM after little...

Just had similar issues on my 950 SM after little use over the winter. It would charge up ok but only crank the engine for 30 secs before the symptoms you decribe and it was basically flat again. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,980
Posted By motomal
The 690SM and 690E or R are very similar with the...

The 690SM and 690E or R are very similar with the differences (broadly speaking) being the wheel size and fork clamps at the head and hub. Rally Raid's site actually mentions that most of their kit...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 906
Posted By motomal
I had a 2000 LC4 400 which did this to me out on...

I had a 2000 LC4 400 which did this to me out on a trail ride once. The side stand switch had been bypassed and removed with the left over wiring still under the seat near the battery. A bullet...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By motomal
Hi, I recently did water pump shaft and seal...

Hi, I recently did water pump shaft and seal change after 26,000 miles before anything failed.

I found exactly the same in my clutch cover and put it down to condensation as I had no water/oil...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-12-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By motomal
Wurth Brake Paste

I had the same problem with my 950SM brakes and I found copper slip didn't work.

I was recommended Wurth Brake Paste, about £1 a sachet which is plenty for the whole bike. It seems to be more...
Forum: Racing 11-19-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 258,334
Posted By motomal
I'm certainly no expert but there is no need as...

I'm certainly no expert but there is no need as there are no valves on bib mouses!!
Forum: Racing 10-18-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 258,334
Posted By motomal
Just received my support package, really pleased...

Just received my support package, really pleased with the kit.

The quality of the products is awesome but the custom embroidered graphics really make it unique.

I recommend anyone to this kit...
Forum: Racing 06-18-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 258,334
Posted By motomal
Perfect choice Pyn, who better to know exactly...

Perfect choice Pyn, who better to know exactly what you want and need. Best of luck with Sardinia too.

P.S. What happened to the decals on the bike?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-16-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,126
Posted By motomal
I have a SM, which has a similar if not the same...

I have a SM, which has a similar if not the same headlight as the SE I believe.

I didn't want to go the whole HID route as not legal on the roads here in the UK and as I don't ride so much at...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-06-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,552
Posted By motomal
I know what you're saying, if the disc on the...

I know what you're saying, if the disc on the shift drum keeps moving then I'm going to run out of material to elongate the holes through! Cross that bridge when I come to it I think!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-06-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,552
Posted By motomal
I'm guessing the disc with the two spring-loaded...

I'm guessing the disc with the two spring-loaded contacts is separate to the rest of the drum? It must be pretty tight in there despite the fact it can obviously move! I'd be very reluctant to apply...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-06-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,552
Posted By motomal
Had a weather window this afternoon and tackled...

Had a weather window this afternoon and tackled the issue. I had a look at which way the spring loaded contact moved when I moved the gear lever towards 2nd and figured the holes in the sensor...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-17-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,552
Posted By motomal
It just occurred to me that if you still have the...

It just occurred to me that if you still have the EPC fitted and enabled on your bike it could be all to cock if it thinks it's in 2nd when it's actually in 3rd and so on. I know we have EPC in the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-17-2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,552
Posted By motomal
So we have perfectly good original sensors? Let's...

So we have perfectly good original sensors? Let's make the two mounting holes slightly slotted, it only needs 1 to 2 mm right? The should then be enough rotation in the switch to get it lined up...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-16-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,552
Posted By motomal
Yep, me too! I have installed the new parts...

Yep, me too! I have installed the new parts really carefully and get exactly the same symptoms as you with the light showing on the way from 1st to 2nd but not saying on. With the ignition on but...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-11-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,101
Posted By motomal
Yep, the whole lot needs doing every other...

Yep, the whole lot needs doing every other service. Personally, I found the plugs looked pretty good after 10,000 miles but got changed anyway. Can't really see why they need changing more often...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-11-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,532
Posted By motomal
A friend was looking for one of these recently so...

A friend was looking for one of these recently so I had a good look at the prices.

Personally, if you know and trust this bike it is worth a lot more to you than a buyer, given the big miles on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-11-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,101
Posted By motomal
The service when the plugs are due to be changed...

The service when the plugs are due to be changed is also when the coolant is due. The work order requires you to remove the radiator… crazy I know!

On my SM I found I could slide the rad fans out...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-09-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By motomal
I have been wondering the exact same thing and...

I have been wondering the exact same thing and have been looking at the parts diagram to see if there's anywhere something could have moved out of alignment but nothing's jumping out at me.

Come...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-08-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By motomal
Neutral Light Issues

I know there have been a couple of neutral light threads of late but I feel I need to start my own as I am not having success in fixing mine.

The light has always been fine but after the 2 month...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-06-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,552
Posted By motomal
I've just hit the very same problem on my 2007...

I've just hit the very same problem on my 2007 950SM. I tried the spring stretching and general contact cleaning. Now it gets neutral maybe 40% of the time instead of never but not enough so I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-19-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,783
Posted By motomal
My 950 SM has always and still uses just 1 litre...

My 950 SM has always and still uses just 1 litre of oil between services and up to 18k miles never smoked. Since then my commute to work, where a good portion of my mileage is done, has changed from...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-28-2011, 03:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 19,419
Posted By motomal
You and the OP could both be right. It was...

You and the OP could both be right.

It was started as Kraftfahrzeug in 1934 but Kronreif came along with some money in 1955 and the K was changed.

(At least that's what Wikipedia states and we...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-08-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 65,813
Posted By motomal
KTM 950 SM + Husqvarna TE510

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f74/SyncroSwede/KTM/DSCN7674.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f74/SyncroSwede/Husqvarna/IMG_2716.jpg

Had the 950 since new in 2007 and can't imagine ever...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-02-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,292
Posted By motomal
Your max usage is 72w which at 12v is 6 amps. ...

Your max usage is 72w which at 12v is 6 amps. The acc wires are are fused at 10A I believe so no problems.
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 130,903
Posted By motomal
The Fox forks on my mountain bike have another...

The Fox forks on my mountain bike have another seal cleaning idea that is ridiculously simple but effective.

Lift the seals from their seats and place two 2" (5cm) strips of electrical insulation...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 130,903
Posted By motomal
2008 model registered in May. The plastics are...

2008 model registered in May. The plastics are aftermarket so the rear sides are white instead of black.
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 130,903
Posted By motomal
It's Alive!

Finally, it is rolling again.

Got the new bearings in and the back end back together. The linkage bearings were an absolute bastard to get out as the flanges are quite fragile leaving little to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 130,903
Posted By motomal
New TE510 Owner

Finally found the thread I've been looking for!

I sold my 2000 KTM LC4-400E to a friend and was looking for something a little newer. Found a 2008 TE510 on the bay of thieves and was the only...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-20-2011, 03:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,512
Posted By motomal
Hey, I didn't write this stuff! I have studied it...

Hey, I didn't write this stuff! I have studied it and have qualifications in it though. Like cp said, let's assume the brakes will lock. I mean, would you get on any bike which couldn't lock up on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-19-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,512
Posted By motomal
Mmmm. I've had a good think on this one from a...

Mmmm. I've had a good think on this one from a science point of view.

The coefficient of sliding friction (some might call it grip) is dependant on the nature of the surfaces in contact, it is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,399
Posted By motomal
Page 17 of my 950Sm owner's manual shows a...

Page 17 of my 950Sm owner's manual shows a picture of a helmet on the cable hooked over the end of the metal strip that runs alongside the relay block. Probably something similar in the Adventure. ...
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