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Old 12-29-2013, 10:18 AM   #421
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dyno numbers?

So with the foam filter kit, jetting dialed in, canisterectomy/SAS removal, and a wings or akro aftermarket exhaust, what kind of ponies is this motor pumping out?
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Old 12-29-2013, 10:52 AM   #422
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Needles to clip 1
Front main jet 160
Rear main jet 170
Idle air jets to 65 ( I need to double check this but sounds right)
Low speed jets to 45
Both pilots 2 1/4 turns out
Was the AFR measured independently for both cylinders, or the difference between the two main jets was only assumed? It seems very large, hence my question.
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Old 12-29-2013, 11:22 AM   #423
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Since we're on the topic, maybe one or more of you can assist on what I think is a basic jetting question on my new-to-me 950SE. Airbox & jetting are stock, and I just installed a single Ti Remus silencer with CJ's 2-1 midpipe. I just ran it for several days in the dirt in Big Bend (2500'), and there's a slight off-throttle hesitation along with a fair amt. of backfiring. After reading recommendations from CPModem & others, I raised the needles one position to the middle (3rd slot from the top). It now starts a bit easier but still pops. Snow on the ground so may not get it out for a little while. I live at 7400' so not sure why it's got some lean spots, esp. running richer needle positions.

Any ideas? Oh, almost forgot -- already had the carbs balanced by my local shop. New air filter too.
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:01 PM   #424
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Since we're on the topic, maybe one or more of you can assist on what I think is a basic jetting question on my new-to-me 950SE. Airbox & jetting are stock, and I just installed a single Ti Remus silencer with CJ's 2-1 midpipe. I just ran it for several days in the dirt in Big Bend (2500'), and there's a slight off-throttle hesitation along with a fair amt. of backfiring. After reading recommendations from CPModem & others, I raised the needles one position to the middle (3rd slot from the top). It now starts a bit easier but still pops. Snow on the ground so may not get it out for a little while. I live at 7400' so not sure why it's got some lean spots, esp. running richer needle positions.

Any ideas? Oh, almost forgot -- already had the carbs balanced by my local shop. New air filter too.
Have you played with the fuel screws? While at it, get the flex-jets, they make things far easier.
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:44 PM   #425
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Have you played with the fuel screws? While at it, get the flex-jets, they make things far easier.
My only experience with carbs was on my former 525 & now current 530 with a modified stock pipe. I installed a Blais jet kit on the 530 and, despite playing with the fuel-mixture screw, that bike runs great but also backfires off-throttle quite a bit (at high elevation, at least). I've frankly been a bit intimidated getting into the 950 carbs, other than the needle adjustment previously described. I was hoping the bike had enough off road hp that I could set the carbs once and it'd be good for most elevations. I take it that the flex-jets are to allow easy access to the fuel-mixture screws? Can this upset the carb balance if they are not adjusted equally?

Thanks for the response. I should also have mentioned that the hesitation I described cannot be felt offroad, and that the bike otherwise seems to run well and is not overheating. Just strange that it backfires so much.
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:59 PM   #426
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Have you played with the fuel screws? While at it, get the flex-jets, they make things far easier.
One of the big advantages to me of the foam air filter kit is how easy it makes carb access. No more fishing the fuel line thru the airbox, calling engineers in Mattighoffen unrepeatable names, etc. It gets rid of a LOT of complexity.

My bike remains stock jetting. My friend, who ran his on the dyno, is running a bit different, but not much. We are at elevation, I think down low I'd wind up going richer.

As far as HP #'s, they are not much good for comparison, but since durtrider asks, his bikes on that dyno both started around low 90's, made a bit under 100 with airbox mods and Akras, and the foam filter one is now north of 105. That's a big improvement. It sure feels like every bit of that.
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:17 PM   #427
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I need new rear plastics for my SE....

Anyone have a vendor they recommend?
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Old 12-31-2013, 10:19 PM   #428
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I need new rear plastics for my SE....

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I bought a side stand from this place was the cheapest place I could find.

http://www.ktmpartspitstop.com
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:10 AM   #429
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Does the 4.6 gallon fuel tank from the 950 SMR fit on the SE?
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Old 01-01-2014, 12:47 PM   #430
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Does the 4.6 gallon fuel tank from the 950 SMR fit on the SE?
Not without a lot of modification. And, be cautious since many of the SM tanks from up to about 07 or so leaked.

I bought an SM tank, decided the mods to make it fit were too complicated and sold the tank. A couple years later, the buyer contacted me to explain the tank developed a leak.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:52 PM   #431
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I bought a side stand from this place was the cheapest place I could find.

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that worked perfectly.....thanks
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:44 AM   #432
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Does the 4.6 gallon fuel tank from the 950 SMR fit on the SE?
Dunno , I fitted a Safari tank a week after I purchased my SE and the world is a nicer place for me since , I regularly do 250 miles before the light goes on and about 45 miles after with a considered approach to throttle application . If that does not do it for you , the rear side tank and 2 into one mid pipe will add another 60 or so miles with a bit in reserve .

My riding is in km and I regularly do 600 km between fuel stops with the Safari tank and rear side tank , sorry , my memory fails me when I try to think of the side tank Manufacturer . It'll be here about's somewhere though .

You can never have too much fuel ...... unless you are on fire .
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Old 02-14-2015, 07:13 PM   #433
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Just to resurrect an old thread... Here's my mini report from the last few weeks...

Back in December, I broke a part on the SE in Cabo, and decided to leave it there. I put it in a friend's garage, flew to San Diego, and figured I'd go back to get it sometime in January. Just got home from that trip, and thought I'd share a few pictures.

While down in South Baja, I had the chance to do some unloaded exploring:





I caught up with a dirtbike tour and asked if I could ride sweep, they said sure if I could keep up. That didn't turn out to be a problem. I think I opened some eyes to what a 950 is capable of, it's always fun to surprise people and exceed expectations.



Many tacos were consumed.



My home when I was down there: an airstream under a palapa. I loved it.



Hooked up with a friend and did some canyoneering, which was great:



Then started the ride north. Here's the rig, just underway on the road:



I met up with Kurt and Martha from Black Dog in Bahia Conception:



We had a magical morning with dolphins:



Ice Cream in San Ignacio:







I explored some really remote stuff. I love this bike because it allows me to chase sportbikes, and 450s, and ride terrain like this which is actually pretty committed, break a leg here and no promises that it's not a death sentence.



Rode SCORE course to Caselli's monument. This is where he died in the 2013 Baja 1000 while leading.



While there, got a text from Quinn Cody that the FMF Baja Beach Bash was not too far away. I pinned it to catch up with them, sketchy on the big beast loaded on bald tires, but I did and it was fun to spend an evening with some real legends.



One of these is not like the other ones:





Spent the night and then headed North. Final statistics for the trip...

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Old 02-14-2015, 09:52 PM   #434
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Looks like an awesome trip, stoked your 950 is still making you smile
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Old 02-14-2015, 11:17 PM   #435
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Damn, I was down in Baja in Dec. with a small Rottweiler group led by Chris Parker and Rudy Iribe... all of us on 9xx Adventures. I would have loved to run into you on a desolate ride into a tiny Baja Hamlet. And to share your Dakar and recent rally stories over a cold cerveza and a shot or many of Don Julio on my tab.

We all were amazed at how our big Adventure bikes led us in and out of shit I had no business being in. These bikes are the shizz.

Glad to see you enjoying you SE!

Great, Great Post.

And hope to see you on a trail... en route to a cold fridge.
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