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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-16-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,773
Views: 828,332
Posted By motomal
Sorry, meant to say, shorter swingarm limits the...

Sorry, meant to say, shorter swingarm limits the SM to 17" rear and rake/lack of leading axle limits front to 19" at a push.

I was looking at the 19"/17" Adv set for my SM as there are no off the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-16-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1,773
Views: 828,332
Posted By motomal
I looked into getting a set of Alpina 19/17...

I looked into getting a set of Alpina 19/17 wheels for my SM but although they could be made to fit, it would've involved new custom spacers for the axle and the discs. The chap at Alpina was very...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-30-2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By motomal
+1 I only fill to about halfway on my 950SM...

+1

I only fill to about halfway on my 950SM for the same reason.

The smokey starts had me worried for a while!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-30-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By motomal
One of the adjusters on my 950 is getting a bit...

One of the adjusters on my 950 is getting a bit like that despite liberal amounts of copperslip and a drain hole drilled in the bottom of the swing arm.

I had a Husqvarna TE510 a couple of years...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-28-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By motomal
When my 950 started blowing the headlight and...

When my 950 started blowing the headlight and tail light bulbs I didn't realise it was the rectifier cooking them until it had boiled my battery. Worth checking the charging rate doesn't exceed 14.8...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,000
Posted By motomal
[QUOTE=oldfuddy;26621530] PO must have...

[QUOTE=oldfuddy;26621530]

PO must have busted the chain guard off because a plastic tab was still in the bottom screw. Tried to order one but upon checking KTM states “NLA”… No Longer Available…...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-28-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,098
Posted By motomal
Looking at your 'inspiration' bike and the front...

Looking at your 'inspiration' bike and the front fender, it looks like a 'Topeak' logo and I have a similar set for my mtb marked as 'Defender'. Should help you find some online?

Cool little...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-05-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,825
Posted By motomal
The OP sourced this wheel set in the US, bit of a...

The OP sourced this wheel set in the US, bit of a custom job but very nice.

Alpina in the UK (Bradford I think) is in the process of having SM specific hubs machined by Talon to be laced to their...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By motomal
I know it's a SM and has no place here, but I...

I know it's a SM and has no place here, but I started this thread here so I suppose I shall to finish here too!!!

So, I can't really justify the expense of a second bike at the moment although in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-20-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By motomal
Thanks to you all for the replies, that makes...

Thanks to you all for the replies, that makes sense although it's hard to see in the pictures! I think my 2-2 pipes are run a little differently to the SE but if people run without it then that's...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-20-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By motomal
Question to SE owners...

I have a 950SM and I'm fitting a few of the SE plastics to improve the protection in anticipation of running some gravel roads.

I have the rear wheel spoiler that attaches to the bottom of the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-15-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 84,882
Posted By motomal
Laugh 17" TKC80s

In case anyone wanted to see what TKC80s look like on 17" KTM wheels, I had to have a go!

Sorry for the crappy phone pics in the gloomy mini workshop!
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-29-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,774
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, 02:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,774
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, 02:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,883
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, 01:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
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, 09:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,053
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, 02:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,053
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, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,032
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, 05:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,577
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, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,247
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, 05:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,371
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, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,113
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, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
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, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 962
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, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 275,308
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, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 275,308
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, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 275,308
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, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,362
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, 12:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,053
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, 10:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,053
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, 09:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,053
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) 04-16-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,053
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) 04-16-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,053
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, 07:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,053
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, 04:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,735
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, 04:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,636
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, 03:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,735
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, 04:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
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, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
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...
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