ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-17-2013, 10:23 AM   #9766
Uller
Beastly Adventurer
 
Uller's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Arlington, WA
Oddometer: 1,697
Quote:
Originally Posted by dad2bike View Post
I have a safari tank. Tell me more about this mod??
Sure thing.

Take a look at this post: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....postcount=4348

and the follow-up: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....postcount=5203

I seen KTM didn't take my suggestion for the 2013 model. Oh well, maybe next year.....
Uller is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2013, 12:07 PM   #9767
dad2bike
Cranky Old Fart
 
dad2bike's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Oddometer: 4,194
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uller View Post
Sure thing.

Take a look at this post: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....postcount=4348

and the follow-up: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....postcount=5203

I seen KTM didn't take my suggestion for the 2013 model. Oh well, maybe next year.....
Thanks. I have to pull my Safari tank to do some plastic welding on stress cracks in one of the back corners. That would be a good time to do some cutting.
__________________
Tom-2006 950 Adventure "Big Orange", 2009 690R "Ginger"
My2Wheels
dad2bike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2013, 12:58 PM   #9768
DirtJack
Adventurer
 
DirtJack's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Oddometer: 1,606
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uller View Post
Sure thing.

Take a look at this post: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....postcount=4348

and the follow-up: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....postcount=5203

I seen KTM didn't take my suggestion for the 2013 model. Oh well, maybe next year.....
Is that the stock regulator relocated or is that the replacement regulator we were talking about a few pages back? If it is the Roadstercycle regulator, is there any documentation on the hookup of the three stator wires? Sorry if I missed it.
__________________
Remember, you're reading this on the Internet and it was written by a guy who can remember stuff which never happened.
2014 KTM 1190 Adventure R
2008 KTM 300 XC (plated)
2008 KTM 690 Enduro
DirtJack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2013, 01:22 PM   #9769
Uller
Beastly Adventurer
 
Uller's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Arlington, WA
Oddometer: 1,697
Quote:
Originally Posted by DirtJack View Post
Is that the stock regulator relocated or is that the replacement regulator we were talking about a few pages back? If it is the Roadstercycle regulator, is there any documentation on the hookup of the three stator wires? Sorry if I missed it.
That is not the stock regulator. Yep, same one from a few pages ago and I did indeed get it from Roadstercycle. I fabricated my own wiring though from components acquired from EasternBeaver.com.

There are quite a few "how-to" threads/posts on the wiring but, to answer your question, the three wires from the stator can connect to any of the three inputs into the R/R. When installing the R/R it is only essential to pay attention to the + or - outputs from the R/R.
Uller is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2013, 01:24 PM   #9770
Uller
Beastly Adventurer
 
Uller's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Arlington, WA
Oddometer: 1,697
Quote:
Originally Posted by dad2bike View Post
Thanks. I have to pull my Safari tank to do some plastic welding on stress cracks in one of the back corners. That would be a good time to do some cutting.
Oh boy, that doesn't sound good. I would really appreciate it if you could take some pics so others could know what to look for.

Or, was there a specific "event" which caused them?
Uller is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2013, 01:31 PM   #9771
dad2bike
Cranky Old Fart
 
dad2bike's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Oddometer: 4,194
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uller View Post
Oh boy, that doesn't sound good. I would really appreciate it if you could take some pics so others could know what to look for.

Or, was there a specific "event" which caused them?
Not sure about event. I've only filled it up a few times since having the bike. I just noticed it was discolored at the back corner by the seat. I could press on it and noticed some fluid . Very very little. Only notice when the tanks are over that level.
This is also a good time to figure out how much fuel I really have in all the tanks. My Low fuel lamp has been on for 20 miles and I still see about 1/2 tank on the Safari. The Low light is darn near useless when it comes on that early.

Oh- Yeah I will take pics of the whole repair process.
__________________
Tom-2006 950 Adventure "Big Orange", 2009 690R "Ginger"
My2Wheels
dad2bike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2013, 01:44 PM   #9772
Uller
Beastly Adventurer
 
Uller's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Arlington, WA
Oddometer: 1,697
Quote:
Originally Posted by dad2bike View Post
Not sure about event. I've only filled it up a few times since having the bike. I just noticed it was discolored at the back corner by the seat. I could press on it and noticed some fluid . Very very little. Only notice when the tanks are over that level.
This is also a good time to figure out how much fuel I really have in all the tanks. My Low fuel lamp has been on for 20 miles and I still see about 1/2 tank on the Safari. The Low light is darn near useless when it comes on that early.

Oh- Yeah I will take pics of the whole repair process.
By "event" I meant crash/fall/off, etc.....(not Safari's fault)

I was just reading about some serious quality control issues with the latest 950/990 tanks from them.

I did a little unscientific test on a basically empty Safari Tank and found that each "wing" (as you look at the side of the bike) holds a gallon and the remainder of the capacity is in the upper part of the Safari. When the overall fuel level gets to that point (just to the top of the wings) I believe that I am carrying just under 3.15 gallons on the bike with 1.15 of it being in the main tank still.

Uller screwed with this post 07-17-2013 at 01:50 PM
Uller is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2013, 02:24 PM   #9773
Just_P_Dirty
Its more fun when Dirty!
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Oddometer: 290
i got my front wheel balanced today and it helped alittle- not worth 60 bucks though. although they did pump up the tires. if i let some air out i will be able to see really. did notice slight less wobbly with strong headwind...
__________________
Dirty
Just_P_Dirty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2013, 03:07 PM   #9774
dad2bike
Cranky Old Fart
 
dad2bike's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Oddometer: 4,194
Quote:
Originally Posted by Just_P_Dirty View Post
i got my front wheel balanced today and it helped alittle- not worth 60 bucks though. although they did pump up the tires. if i let some air out i will be able to see really. did notice slight less wobbly with strong headwind...
I balance all my wheels. You should invest in at least a cheap wheel balancer from harbor freight. About $40. Looks like it would pay for itself rather quickly for you.
__________________
Tom-2006 950 Adventure "Big Orange", 2009 690R "Ginger"
My2Wheels
dad2bike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2013, 03:23 PM   #9775
Hoots
Beastly Adventurer
 
Hoots's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2011
Location: Gundaroo NSW OZ
Oddometer: 1,650
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uller View Post
By "event" I meant crash/fall/off, etc.....(not Safari's fault)

I was just reading about some serious quality control issues with the latest 950/990 tanks from them.

I did a little unscientific test on a basically empty Safari Tank and found that each "wing" (as you look at the side of the bike) holds a gallon and the remainder of the capacity is in the upper part of the Safari. When the overall fuel level gets to that point (just to the top of the wings) I believe that I am carrying just under 3.15 gallons on the bike with 1.15 of it being in the main tank still.
I like the fact that you can very quickly isolate and drain each Rally Rad Evo-2 tank ...

I had to do that after holing one of them, and only lost a couple of litres of fuel ...

Safe to keep riding afterwards ...
Hoots is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2013, 04:33 PM   #9776
DirtJack
Adventurer
 
DirtJack's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Oddometer: 1,606
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uller View Post
That is not the stock regulator. Yep, same one from a few pages ago and I did indeed get it from Roadstercycle. I fabricated my own wiring though from components acquired from EasternBeaver.com.

There are quite a few "how-to" threads/posts on the wiring but, to answer your question, the three wires from the stator can connect to any of the three inputs into the R/R. When installing the R/R it is only essential to pay attention to the + or - outputs from the R/R.
That's what I thought about the stator inputs. Thanks for all the neat contributions you've made to our 690 machines.
__________________
Remember, you're reading this on the Internet and it was written by a guy who can remember stuff which never happened.
2014 KTM 1190 Adventure R
2008 KTM 300 XC (plated)
2008 KTM 690 Enduro
DirtJack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2013, 05:17 PM   #9777
palmstatecrawler
Gnarly Adventurer
 
palmstatecrawler's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2013
Location: Columbia, SC
Oddometer: 491
Just a heads up, cycle gear will balance your wheels for free anytime you want! Just take them off the bike and bring em in. Usually takes 5 minutes.
__________________
'13 KTM 690 Enduro R w/ full akrapovic exhaust, Evo1 lid, uni filter, Renazco seat, hard parts windshield and footpad, scotts damper with BRP submount, hammerhead shifter, flatlands skidplate, lost dog centerstand, Touratech engine guards, r&g front and rear axle and exhaust sliders, piaa 1100's, Doubletake mirrors, G2cam system,
'07 Kawasaki KLX250, '86 Yamaha BW80
palmstatecrawler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2013, 08:15 PM   #9778
kubiak
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: madera california
Oddometer: 4,845
Quote:
Originally Posted by palmstatecrawler View Post
Just a heads up, cycle gear will balance your wheels for free anytime you want! Just take them off the bike and bring em in. Usually takes 5 minutes.
thats good info!
kubiak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 04:04 AM   #9779
mbrick
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: West coast red sticker territory
Oddometer: 167
Quote:
Originally Posted by mbrick View Post
In the midst of a rebuild right now. Piston rings backordered until September, exh rocker until Aug-- anyone have a lead on a dealer with them in stock? The rocker can hold out, but I think the broken oil ring begs to differ.

Rings: 75030031144
Rocker: 75036061144
I found a dealer in DE with them in stock, so I'll pick up both parts and bring them back. No clue why the US is backordered for so long then, they said no shortage here

Also worth noting I would avoid Motosport.com. Their website says 3-5 days shipping. Called and he confirmed it, then I said well dealers are seeing it backordered, are you sure? He said they would have no idea until the order was actually placed, but that they would likely be backordered too since they order from the same place.

mbrick screwed with this post 07-18-2013 at 07:16 AM
mbrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 08:54 AM   #9780
Seth S
Safari Scramble!!!!!
 
Seth S's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: sanity?
Oddometer: 4,794
Quote:
Originally Posted by dad2bike View Post
I balance all my wheels. You should invest in at least a cheap wheel balancer from harbor freight. About $40. Looks like it would pay for itself rather quickly for you.

For trail riding and offroad tires i don't usually bother with balancing. For road tires I do balance.
__________________
Seth S

My intuition nearly makes up for my lack of good judgement. Just installed my new trolling motor
Seth S is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 07:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015