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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-03-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By HeatXfer
30 seconds to satisfaction? My life story...:cry

30 seconds to satisfaction? My life story...:cry
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-03-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12,006
Views: 2,634,452
Posted By HeatXfer
You'll want to soak the nut-end in some...

You'll want to soak the nut-end in some penetrating oil/solvent. I picked-up two sets of studs & nuts to keep on hand as I anticipate the same scenario when I go to pull mine.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-02-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By HeatXfer
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-02-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,217
Posted By HeatXfer
Yes, the button holes are drilled. The holes are...

Yes, the button holes are drilled. The holes are actually molded in but there is typically some flash formed across the opening that I trim out with an x-acto #11.

I'm still looking for the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-01-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By HeatXfer
Poor connections or failing battery

Poor connections or failing battery
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-01-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 590
Posted By HeatXfer
If you drill & Timesert yourself be sure the...

If you drill & Timesert yourself be sure the alignment is dead-set through the rear axle center line.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-01-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By HeatXfer
Yes. You answered your own question, unless you...

Yes. You answered your own question, unless you plan on using the stock Gobi's again or selling the bike without the racks.

Not an engineer, but I've worked with so many I find their advice...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-29-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,217
Posted By HeatXfer
Paul, thanks for the input. I've chosen a UV...

Paul, thanks for the input. I've chosen a UV resistant epoxy over the urethane: it costs less, flows into the thin 1.5mm casting voids of the 2-piece mold better, requires much less preparation,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-28-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,217
Posted By HeatXfer
Check your PMs :D

Check your PMs :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-13-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,887
Posted By HeatXfer
6'4", 34" inseam. Stock KTM Gel seat (it's a...

6'4", 34" inseam. Stock KTM Gel seat (it's a little low) with an Air Hawk that makes it almost right. 2" Rox risers, stock peg height. I'll probably lower my pegs. 400 miles a day is no problem.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-12-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By HeatXfer
Just have it straightened. It's about a 1/3 - 1/4...

Just have it straightened. It's about a 1/3 - 1/4 the cost of new and very safe to do. they'll have to de-lace it for the repair but when they relace it you know it will be straight. Might take care...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-11-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By HeatXfer
An acceptable standing voltage is anything over...

An acceptable standing voltage is anything over 12.5v. Does your meter read amps? If so, then pull the positive battery lead, set your meter to read at it's highest amp range (usually 10amp max on a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By HeatXfer
Definitely a possibility. How soon after the...

Definitely a possibility. How soon after the installation did this problem start?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By HeatXfer
Poor connection at the battery. Have you added...

Poor connection at the battery. Have you added any accessories lately that required a home-run from the pos terminal?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-09-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,217
Posted By HeatXfer
Update

Just keeping you guys in the loop. I'm still working on eliminating the few small bubbles that appear along the sides of the polyurethane castings. Luckily no bubbles are forming on the lens or...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-05-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,217
Posted By HeatXfer
Good deal moli - I'll PM you once I figure total...

Good deal moli - I'll PM you once I figure total package shipping weight.

I've made a list of all inmates who've posted an interest in the covers - once I've got a quantity good enough to ship...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-05-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,217
Posted By HeatXfer
Up-date

Sorry, no pics this time. I'll add them later.
I'm casting a few sets of both the tach & speedo using the UV resistant 'water clear' polyurethane. The process is much faster than the epoxy: The...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-05-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By HeatXfer
Never heard of this problem before. When was the...

Never heard of this problem before. When was the last time you took the seat off? Did you lay the bike down while riding a dirt/gravel road? May have gotten some sand/dirt or stone chips in there...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-03-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By HeatXfer
Ja, sehr gut. usw

Ja, sehr gut. usw
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-03-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By HeatXfer
There are 2 email addresses listed here and a...

There are 2 email addresses listed here and a message form. (http://company.ktm.com/gb/service/contact.html)

I used Google translate to draft my message 3 weeks ago and have received no response...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-02-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,217
Posted By HeatXfer
I'll have sets and individual covers available in...

I'll have sets and individual covers available in about 2wks. Still working on a price.

The original buttons just pop out and in. I've done it a few times now so I've got it down. To pull them...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-02-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12,006
Views: 2,634,452
Posted By HeatXfer
Replaced my broken and scratched speedo & tach...

Replaced my broken and scratched speedo & tach lenses with a fresh set of clones.

Before

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e394/heatxfer/Speedo1_zps1c09908a.jpg...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-02-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,217
Posted By HeatXfer
Getting close

Here are my first 4: 1 finished with the original gasket & buttons, the other 3 fresh out of the mold.

Having some very minor bubble issues but I should have that under control shortly.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-31-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,176
Posted By HeatXfer
Hmm.....look what i found: KTM 990 oil change...

Hmm.....look what i found: KTM 990 oil change threads on Advrider
(http://lmgtfy.com/?q=KTM+990+oil+change+threads+in+Advrider.com)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-30-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By HeatXfer
Quit guessing and check all the basics: Air...

Quit guessing and check all the basics: Air filter, fuel delivery(pump, filter & lines), spark, throttle boddies & plates.

Good luck
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-30-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By HeatXfer
lol - that effectively spells "shitzo" not...

lol - that effectively spells "shitzo" not 'schitzo'
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-30-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,933
Posted By HeatXfer
You've obviously got a lot of options but take...

You've obviously got a lot of options but take into consideration the type of riding you do. My day to day riding is street & Hwy, but when I take extended rides there's usually a few hundred miles...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,217
Posted By HeatXfer
Update

Here's a couple of shots of my first "production" attempt. I've got one more tach mold cooking and two more speedo molds to make before I must return my friends speedo cover.
...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By HeatXfer
I've got the UClear HBC200, I have not tried any...

I've got the UClear HBC200, I have not tried any other.

I'm happy with it. High-speed voice dial is a no-go, but otherwise (0 - 40mph) it works well. Built-in mikes on the earpieces, no boom to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-24-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,511
Posted By HeatXfer
the Ebay sets are panhead type screws with flat...

the Ebay sets are panhead type screws with flat plastic washers, the OEM are flathead screws with nylon cup washers. The rubber well nuts are all the same.

If that doesn't matter to you then...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By HeatXfer
lol - The clear covers on the 2009 (?) and up...

lol - The clear covers on the 2009 (?) and up speedos are integral with the surround and I don't think they can be separated without cutting or breaking them apart. But, they could can be molded as...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By HeatXfer
Pictures? How badly is it scuffed? You might be...

Pictures? How badly is it scuffed? You might be able to polish out most of the damage with one of the available 3-part scratch remover systems/polishes.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-20-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,217
Posted By HeatXfer
Update

I'm dialing-down my material selection for the lenses. I think I'll be able to satisfactorily reduce the curing time once I start pouring 3 molds at a time.

I've found inconclusively, but to my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By HeatXfer
Start here: 950/990 Hall of Wisdom ...

Start here:

950/990 Hall of Wisdom

(http://www.ktm950.info/)Wisdom of the Forum (http://www.ktm950.info/how/wotf/wotf.html)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,184
Posted By HeatXfer
Wow, great article - I didn't think it would work...

Wow, great article - I didn't think it would work very well on the throttle side. Good find.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 19,551
Views: 8,225,632
Posted By HeatXfer
meh, it's a little crooked; it adds character,...

meh, it's a little crooked; it adds character, like gouged crash bars, dented wheels, smashed skid plates. You know, like you USE it. :thumb
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,184
Posted By HeatXfer
Snowmobiles use a thumb throttle - the twist grip...

Snowmobiles use a thumb throttle - the twist grip on a moto would never get the heat with the heater in the bar.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,419
Posted By HeatXfer
Block & tackle

Two different sets of gear shown: In the pic with the Baja in the air he's got a 5:1 advantage using two fiddle blocks with beckets and a single block to form a 3-piece gyn tackle with 5 lines...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,371
Posted By HeatXfer
I'm not keen on an external sensor - do they lock...

I'm not keen on an external sensor - do they lock onto the stem?

EDIT: Just read the instal manual. Not sure if a plastic jam nut (aka 'lock nut') is going to deter or withstand the average...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,447
Posted By HeatXfer
Oh-boy..hows the ankle protection on those? They...

Oh-boy..hows the ankle protection on those? They look stout but if they're that soft and flexible I'd be concerned.
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