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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By Zuber
If you pull the baffles out, these make nice wind...

If you pull the baffles out, these make nice wind chimes.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:18 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,916
Posted By Zuber
Filters - the left side is the same as the old...

Filters - the left side is the same as the old RFS motors, I think the long one. The right side is new, same as the RFS short filter but it has two grommets. The aftermarket (non-ktm) has just...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-24-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,712
Posted By Zuber
Thanks, I missed this last year. I've got a...

Thanks, I missed this last year. I've got a similar project that's been waiting for the back burner.
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,916
Posted By Zuber
That was a Euro only thing on the early ones. ...

That was a Euro only thing on the early ones. I'll look at the wiring diag, but I'd be surprised if they put it on the 2014-15 models.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-24-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 45,083
Posted By Zuber
Tonight, looks like Zuber and Mrs, Rego and Mrs...

Tonight, looks like Zuber and Mrs, Rego and Mrs will be there.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By Zuber
It certainly will. It'll be ok on very smooth...

It certainly will. It'll be ok on very smooth corners, but any bumps will make the rear feel very loose. Feels like bad swing arm bearings, or a flat rear tire. You've probably lost enough oil to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By Zuber
3.5" works good. But, good luck on finding a rim...

3.5" works good. But, good luck on finding a rim lock. I had to make my own.
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21,700
Views: 2,612,470
Posted By Zuber
Back to Basics... First - Check the spark plug...

Back to Basics...
First - Check the spark plug cap connection to the high tension cable. I've seen several new ones with bad coorosion. Causes stalling at idle. Cut a little off the cable and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-23-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 45,083
Posted By Zuber
Switch back rd, AKA Pioneer Trail over Mapleton...

Switch back rd, AKA Pioneer Trail over Mapleton hill.

CR 5070, between Brickerville (hwy 36) and Minerva (N. Fk. Siuslaw Rd).

Another good one is Thompson Ck Rd, a little NE, closer to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,916
Posted By Zuber
All 690 Enduros up to current 2015 Do Not have a...

All 690 Enduros up to current 2015 Do Not have a chip-in-key (No Immobilizer). You can buy a key blank and just have it cut to match your old key.

I've dealt with 990 Adv and the Immobilizer. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,125
Posted By Zuber
Yup, that's just the way they run with tight...

Yup, that's just the way they run with tight valves.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-21-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By Zuber
Ditto. 10% is no problem. Adjust the valve to...

Ditto. 10% is no problem. Adjust the valve to the loose end of the range, put it together and ride it.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-21-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,042
Posted By Zuber
09 through 13 have identical parts. Pick the one...

09 through 13 have identical parts. Pick the one with the best service record, best shape, best bang for buck.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4,753
Views: 1,625,225
Posted By Zuber
Really? No one is going to comment on this? ...

Really? No one is going to comment on this?

I'm going back to the basement.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,916
Posted By Zuber
Yeah... Orange Key = Chip in the Key. Don't...

Yeah... Orange Key = Chip in the Key.

Don't lose the orange key. BUT, Really, REALLY, DON"T lose the credit card. Mostly the info on the card. With that info you can order a new key instead of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,916
Posted By Zuber
The high freq sound with the key on is the...

The high freq sound with the key on is the stepper motor holding the throttle plate in place. Totally normal for ride-by-wire bikes. Don't go poking your fingers in there.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-20-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Zuber
Picking up the signal to the injectors would be...

Picking up the signal to the injectors would be the most direct and accurate way. Ditto with the speed, picking up the ABS sensor would be most accurate too.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,125
Posted By Zuber
The 950's and early 990's had valve checks at...

The 950's and early 990's had valve checks at 600, 8000, 16,000 miles. So, by 20,000 miles they could be very tight.

Get the HotCAM's 10mm shim kit. Way cheap and saves a lot of time.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,131
Posted By Zuber
Stop. The Akro map already has the O2...

Stop.

The Akro map already has the O2 sensors turned off.

You need to set the TPS to 0.600 v, when the bike is hot and idling. Don't set it when the idle compensator is retracted. Yours is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,120
Posted By Zuber
I've had several 5/8 and 14mm plug sockets for...

I've had several 5/8 and 14mm plug sockets for these bikes, motion pro, craftsman, snapon,others. I had to grind them all down to fit. Tough to do on a $60 snapon socket.

BTW, I've had problems...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By Zuber
I can always break these loose with a medium vice...

I can always break these loose with a medium vice grips. The right rear bolt always sticks.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By Zuber
It would be good to change the WP seal. It may...

It would be good to change the WP seal. It may be chewed up some with all that 'stuff'.

Wouldn't touch the head gaskets until last.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 521,384
Posted By Zuber
Is that the Power-Tripp map for 2-1? It is a...

Is that the Power-Tripp map for 2-1? It is a good one to start with. Included with the TuneECU directory for KTM maps.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Zuber
To interpret: The pressure will blow the piston...

To interpret: The pressure will blow the piston out, the snap ring will break the groove in the housing and it is AFU.

Don't leave your save cylinder unattended with visitors around. If your...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-18-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13,173
Views: 774,955
Posted By Zuber
But, they're so Cute and fuzzy ...

But, they're so Cute and fuzzy
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b237/ZUBERD/MC%20Stuff/Tran-Rex.jpg (http://s20.photobucket.com/user/ZUBERD/media/MC%20Stuff/Tran-Rex.jpg.html)

Any guesses who...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 21,700
Views: 2,612,470
Posted By Zuber
McMaster has JIS screwdrivers. Search for> jis...

McMaster has JIS screwdrivers. Search for> jis (japanese industrial standard) screwdrivers
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 21,700
Views: 2,612,470
Posted By Zuber
So, whats the difference between JIS, Phillips...

So, whats the difference between JIS, Phillips and PoziDriv heads?

Answer: one big whack with a hammer.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-15-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By Zuber
So, give us a hint. You riding a GS or an LT?

So, give us a hint. You riding a GS or an LT?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,162
Posted By Zuber
The new class V receivers will support up to 1000...

The new class V receivers will support up to 1000 lbs tongue weight. These have a 2 1/2" tube. If one is made for your RV or Truck, then it's easy to make a tray to hold an Adventure.

I don't...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,524
Posted By Zuber
I had a rare shifting problem once on a KTM...

I had a rare shifting problem once on a KTM single. It was stuck above 4th. Pulled it down and there was a very small, sharp sliver of metal stuck in one of the shift drum slots. The shift fork...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By Zuber
Gets on the brakes, new pads aren't cheap. Gets...

Gets on the brakes, new pads aren't cheap. Gets on the tires and things get scratched. OR, about $120 to fix if you pull them.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-11-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,474
Posted By Zuber
You all elected the wrong Governor ... for the...

You all elected the wrong Governor ... for the last 25 years. It wasn't me.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-08-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 45,083
Posted By Zuber
Ride Report

Rode to Florence and back. It was sunny. Stagecoach Road was freshly graded. Parked with the pirates. Took the pioneer trail over the Mapleton Hill, 13 switchbacks. 180 miles all round. Didn't...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By Zuber
The MT21 is ok on front. It will give you a lot...

The MT21 is ok on front. It will give you a lot of warning on pavement. But, after a little wear, those grooves in the knobs disappear and it gets very slick off-road. I used a tread doctor tire...
Forum: The Garage 03-04-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,237
Posted By Zuber
Go to the Industrial Cleaner Store, where all the...

Go to the Industrial Cleaner Store, where all the janitorial companies buy their floor wax.

Get: Sodium Laural Sulfate.

This is mild soap, the basis for all soap. All those car wash soaps...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-04-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,827
Posted By Zuber
Try the board trick. Side stands are very...

Try the board trick. Side stands are very sensitive to length. If you get it too short, when it is loaded it will tip over to the side stand side.

Have your welder put on a big washer for a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By Zuber
950 and 990 battery's are the same. The original...

950 and 990 battery's are the same. The original equipment Yuasa AGM battery can't be beat. About $130. Interstate battery has an almost identical battery made by Yuasa for about $80.

I don't...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-26-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 45,083
Posted By Zuber
Well, there went my evening. Drove Gus the Bus...

Well, there went my evening. Drove Gus the Bus over Cottonwood last summer. Been all around CO on pavement. Really awesome, for about 2 months of the year.
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 181,611
Posted By Zuber
The ECU runs on a lower voltage (like 7.5 or...

The ECU runs on a lower voltage (like 7.5 or 8.0v). This is so the ECU will always have enough voltage and current to operate and power the injector and sensors. For instance, when starting the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21,700
Views: 2,612,470
Posted By Zuber
Don't worry. That 'nipple' is not used on the...

Don't worry. That 'nipple' is not used on the newer models. When you pull the valve cover, you'll see that it doesn't open in to the engine. I've wasted 15 minutes checking this out on the first...
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