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Re: A big THANK YOU to Crazy Porra
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2007, 07:33:58 am »
He's obviously done it before.....

Around the camp fire the previous night, he mentioned 2 or 3 different solutions to the problem.
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Re: A big THANK YOU to Crazy Porra
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2007, 07:42:10 am »
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And now the KTM okes are going to invite you big time on their trips....... ;D
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Re: A big THANK YOU to Crazy Porra
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2007, 07:51:43 am »
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And now the KTM okes are going to invite you big time on their trips....... ;D

I'll have to organise CP a 'KTM RECOVERY VEHICLE' decal as well...... ;D ;D
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Re: A big THANK YOU to Crazy Porra
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2007, 08:49:25 am »
Looks like ole porra is a plumber if you ask me  ;D

+1  ;D
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Re: A big THANK YOU to Crazy Porra
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2007, 02:52:36 pm »
Shamelessly borrowed from ADV rider:

"The contact points inside the housing get burnt and fail. It's not a very good design really. It has points like a distributor, but the way they are held in alignment is really weak. Their is some problem with electrical current/delivery causing the burning (I don't understand the what and why). Also it is vented into the atmosphere and subject to water contamination.

There are so many better units available it is a total mystery why KTM chose this model when it was a known problem from previous usages on Hondas."

There is a whole thread on this and a very cheap alternative
Spoke to Funacide this morning and the KTM (read Mitsubishi) part cost about R 1 700.00
This alternative is about R 300.00
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Re: A big THANK YOU to Crazy Porra
« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2007, 03:02:42 pm »
Some more info:

"The stock pump is a 'demand type'. Here is how it works. Upon start up, the pump cycles on for about 5 seconds, pressurizing the fuel line up to the carbs. Once the line is pressurized, the pump stays in the 'open' position and stops working (ie: the line is pressurized, we need no more fuel). As line pressure drops, the diaphragm in the pump collapses and the points make contact and the cycle repeats. Repeats that is, until the points burn out as in the pics above. Or you get it wet. Or it just decides you are now in a beuatiful natural setting and it doesn't care... it's just going to take a shite and leave your sorry ass right where you are... 

The Facet 40105 is a floating piston pump. Here is how IT works. DC current is applied to an electronic circuit that converts the DC to AC, which for those of you in Rio Linda, CA. traslates to 'Alternating Current'. The Alternating Current is applied to a coil thereby creating an alternating magnetic field. Inside of this field is a metal 'shuttle piston' that now slides back and forth. A one way valve in the mechanism makes sure the fuel only goes up to the carbs, which is why there is a directional arrow on the pump housing. The looseness of the shuttle piston in its bore, insures that the pressure will not exceed a set amount. The pump just sits and buzzes fuel up to the carbs. all day long. One moving part, Homer Simpson simple!

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Re: A big THANK YOU to Crazy Porra
« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2007, 04:35:05 pm »
Thanks for all the info.
Seems that Gideon's Africa Twin fuel pump might have fitted after all.

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Re: A big THANK YOU to Crazy Porra
« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2007, 04:39:56 pm »
hehe

Then we leave Gideon there and Funacide gets home  >:D

don't think the clown would have found that FUNNY   ;D ;D ;D
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Re: A big THANK YOU to Crazy Porra
« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2007, 05:58:39 pm »
hehe

Then we leave Gideon there and Funacide gets home  >:D

don't think the clown would have found that FUNNY   ;D ;D ;D

Aparently the Clown had a spare? Might have been hearing double at that stage so maybe I'heard wrong. :redface:
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Re: A big THANK YOU to Crazy Porra
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2007, 11:50:35 pm »
Gideon did have a spare there, luckliy we did not need it. I am going to be doing a full clean on the fuel pump on Thursday night with a lot of helpful info from Adventurer (Thanks K).

I won't be able to take any pics of the event as my camera is in Belgium with my son at the moment....

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Re: A big THANK YOU to Crazy Porra
« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2007, 07:21:09 am »

I won't be able to take any pics of the event as my camera is in Belgium with my son at the moment....


You can borrow mine - this, as they say in 'merica is "for the sake of science"  - I'll bring it over
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Re: A big THANK YOU to Crazy Porra
« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2007, 07:43:28 am »


I won't be able to take any pics of the event as my camera is in Belgium with my son at the moment....



Does your cellphone not have a camera facility?
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Re: A big THANK YOU to Crazy Porra
« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2007, 08:08:10 am »
Adv...

Fun is trying hard not to take pics...... ;D :D

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Re: A big THANK YOU to Crazy Porra
« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2007, 08:40:16 am »
Adv...

Fun is trying hard not to take pics...... ;D :D



My thoughts exactly, but sending his son to Belgium with the camera does seem a bit excessive?

Welsh  ??? ???

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Re: A big THANK YOU to Crazy Porra
« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2007, 08:55:47 am »
On africa twins its mandatory to carry a spare .... otherwise u end up going at 60 km/h to the buff til u find a town that has a midas...
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Re: A big THANK YOU to Crazy Porra
« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2007, 12:00:28 pm »


I won't be able to take any pics of the event as my camera is in Belgium with my son at the moment....



Does your cellphone not have a camera facility?

Actually no it does not....
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Re: A big THANK YOU to Crazy Porra
« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2007, 06:52:40 pm »
I'll bring the beers and camera.
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Re: A big THANK YOU to Crazy Porra
« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2007, 07:44:57 pm »
I'll bring the beers and camera.

I get the underlying feeling this may not be popular, maybe he can delay it one day, we all go round after the Dros, take pics, make comments and drain his fridge, whilst watchin the Rugby?????

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Re: A big THANK YOU to Crazy Porra
« Reply #38 on: September 05, 2007, 07:56:15 pm »
It worked for me on Sunday. :rolleyes: :twisted:

Edit: Old affliction of me. Not reading properly. The voice of reason, Welsh.  Agree with you. Would be more popular for me as well. The beer would be free. :mrgreen:
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Re: A big THANK YOU to Crazy Porra
« Reply #39 on: September 05, 2007, 09:15:23 pm »
Adv...

Fun is trying hard not to take pics...... ;D :D



My thoughts exactly, but sending his son to Belgium with the camera does seem a bit excessive?

Welsh  ??? ???



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