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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-09-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,492
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Careful there,, I let my wife sit in a car once...

Careful there,, I let my wife sit in a car once and never got it back!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-09-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,086
Posted By pdxmotorhead
This is a old gambit, pretty much all EFI...

This is a old gambit, pretty much all EFI vehicles have a air temperature sensor. If you fool the ECU into thinking the temperature has changed it can change the fuel mixture slightly. They have...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-09-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,332
Posted By pdxmotorhead
?? MY 06 950 doesn't have a switch for the...

?? MY 06 950 doesn't have a switch for the headlight on-off. Just High Low..
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-09-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,756
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Switching from the KTM/Motrex to Blue Ice dropped...

Switching from the KTM/Motrex to Blue Ice dropped 1 bar on the display in slower speed riding. I'm guessing I was barely turning on the 4th bar so a small change dropped it down.

I've seen...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-08-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Make sure you can get them.. My close dealer...

Make sure you can get them.. My close dealer does not stock them (Idiots)

I used a round rasp in a drill to clear the old ones out of the pipe then used some sand paper to clean the surfaces...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-29-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,436
Posted By pdxmotorhead
I swapped all the bulbs in the 950's tail...

I swapped all the bulbs in the 950's tail assembly for LED's
Got the 194 style bulbs at autozone in red with 4 LED's for the
tail bulbs and bought a generic High power LED bulb for the
Brake...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-27-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,887
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Yea, I NEED the centerstand. not willing to give...

Yea, I NEED the centerstand. not willing to give that up.
But love the price..
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-11-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By pdxmotorhead
CJ sells a metal one....

CJ sells a metal one....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-07-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,605
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Easy way to tell if you want a dealer to be your...

Easy way to tell if you want a dealer to be your pick, (At least for the 950)

Go to the parts counter and ask them for:
2 Exhaust carbon seals for the muffler junctions.
Waterpump seal.
Clutch...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-06-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Supertrapps are awful for engines with fat power...

Supertrapps are awful for engines with fat power bands, thy work on a 2 stoke if it spends all its time in a 2000 rpm power band.

I've dynoed several motors with them and the results were all the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 294,705
Posted By pdxmotorhead
I agree and I'm from down here.. NEVER come...

I agree and I'm from down here..
NEVER come back to the US through Peace arch by Bellingham WA..
Done it three times total cluster f*** all three times. Even once when I had my Active military...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-04-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,410
Posted By pdxmotorhead
One of the BIG gripes about Delorean cars was...

One of the BIG gripes about Delorean cars was caring for the stainless body, that you had to buy stainless steel wool to clean them and that kids in parking lots would put hand prints all over the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-27-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,779
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Back when I had a dune buggy ,, I used to use a...

Back when I had a dune buggy ,, I used to use a reamer to open the shaft hole up then insert a small sealed bearing with a inner race diameter of the shaft. Used a drill press to guide the reamer....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-27-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,372
Posted By pdxmotorhead
I supported the case with stacks of tightly...

I supported the case with stacks of tightly folded shop rags and then used a tiny hammer and punch and just kept tapping and moving around the seal, it came out fairly easy.. Once you broke loose the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-27-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,077
Posted By pdxmotorhead
If I had a 1190/1290 and was concerned about dust...

If I had a 1190/1290 and was concerned about dust intrusion given the complaints about the filter boxes, I'd be sending an oil sample in every oil change and keep the printouts. The oil testing will...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-27-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By pdxmotorhead
:) Darn you were all supposed to warn me they...

:) Darn you were all supposed to warn me they would blow up and kill a thousand kittens so I could show the thread to my wife when she sees the bill for the wings.. :rofl "I had to get them it was a...
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Just a 2 cent opinion, but if I was doing 1 I'd...

Just a 2 cent opinion, but if I was doing 1 I'd do them all, The glow plugs play into power and mileage if they are in chamber plugs. Had a Isuzu NPR once that ran rough,, really rough when cold, had...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-26-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By pdxmotorhead
How long do the stock cats last on a 950?

So for the like probably 5 people out there who still have the stock mufflers on thier 950 like me... How many miles do your mufflers have on them with the full cansiterectomy done? My bike was done...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-26-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,077
Posted By pdxmotorhead
The K&N testing by the diesel industry has been a...

The K&N testing by the diesel industry has been a source of contention for YEARS.. The primary test number they focus on is silicate penetration to the Oil. Silicate is the smallest component in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-26-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,195
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Almost all collector vehicles break down in to...

Almost all collector vehicles break down in to the same groups,

1. Unique - Raced , Owned by the famous, factory customized $$$$
2. Semi Unique - Low production numbers usually the homogolation...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-25-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,077
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Ah,, ok makes sense,, :D

Ah,, ok makes sense,, :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-25-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,372
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Its not hard just fussy. NO big deal really. I'd...

Its not hard just fussy. NO big deal really. I'd say I spent way more time figuring out how to mount my new crash bars than doing the water pump service.

Make sure you seat the snap ring on the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-25-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,467
Posted By pdxmotorhead
I used the wrench that came with my Angle grinder...

I used the wrench that came with my Angle grinder for removing the grinding wheels. Had two pins on it that worked great for holding the impeller.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-25-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,077
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Hmm.. As much as dust is bad for the engine, hard...

Hmm.. As much as dust is bad for the engine, hard to believe chunks of RTV through it are going to be better? I see a lot of loose looking stuff there in the pics. Funny thing is the air cleaner is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-10-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,283
Posted By pdxmotorhead
What were the leak down results? Tearing...

What were the leak down results?

Tearing that motor apart without one is a BAD idea, you could get it all the way back together and THEN find its still busted because of some other issue.

Its...
Forum: Vendors 10-08-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 797
Views: 191,505
Posted By pdxmotorhead
How about a rectangle bit with threaded holes on...

How about a rectangle bit with threaded holes on the sides, make it about 3/8th's thick, make holes use the ram ball on the 1/4x20 pin.

If it had a hole on each side they would fit darn near...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-06-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Thanks! yep when I put the wheel back on the last...

Thanks! yep when I put the wheel back on the last time I must not have gotten it all together correctly.

Looks like this evenings project will be loosening up the front and resetting to see if...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,062
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Ospho (Phosphoric acid) Turns the rust in to...

Ospho (Phosphoric acid) Turns the rust in to Black Iron Oxide and stops the rust fairly well. Nice thing is you just put it on with a 50 cent paintbrush and it wont hurt the rotor surface.

Only...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,740
Posted By pdxmotorhead
I used to keep a set of bedded pads in the tool...

I used to keep a set of bedded pads in the tool box to bed the New rotors on race cars. We never put new pads against new rotors. Got a better coating on the rotor surface with the "used" pads.
...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,636
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Spiders don't like peppermint oil either. ...

Spiders don't like peppermint oil either.

It will mess up a cat though..
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-05-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By pdxmotorhead
950 - Brake caliper hits rotor. Worn Pads?

My 950 has obvious contact between the right hand rotor and the right caliper on the outer side.

Is this normal for the Brembo calipers when the pads wear out?

Got some new ones on the way...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-01-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8,108
Views: 7,647,789
Posted By pdxmotorhead
But I actually wear the tires out,,, :hmmmmm

But I actually wear the tires out,,, :hmmmmm
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,036
Posted By pdxmotorhead
Just did a 400 mile ride with a friend who just...

Just did a 400 mile ride with a friend who just bout a '13 Tenere, somehting he pointed out is that its actually like 40 lbs heavier than the 1150 GS he just sold..

He also has a 990 KTM, the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-03-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8,108
Views: 7,647,789
Posted By pdxmotorhead
We used to have horses,, switched to quads to...

We used to have horses,, switched to quads to reduce the injuries.. ;) It was getting ugly…
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,034
Posted By pdxmotorhead
I've never seen a 4stroke thumper that didn't...

I've never seen a 4stroke thumper that didn't need a tune and some dealer lovin after a thousand miles or so.. Heck my lawnmower needed a tuneup; half way through the first season, hasnt needed...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,592
Posted By pdxmotorhead
The rating on a lot of bags is the rating where...

The rating on a lot of bags is the rating where it will keep you from freezing to death, not necessarily a comfort rating :lol3. I can never remember the official rating system , but REI has some...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-27-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,222
Posted By pdxmotorhead
All 7 western states will enforce a outstanding...

All 7 western states will enforce a outstanding bench warrant. As in arrest you. The days of skating out are kinda dead.. Used to be ya had outrun the radio, now its the computer..
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,222
Posted By pdxmotorhead
BMW includes 100% maintenance with the price of...

BMW includes 100% maintenance with the price of the bike.. Till it hits an age number (I forget exactly the time) so basically the RT's are almost free for the cops to run till they hit their lease...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-22-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,216
Posted By pdxmotorhead
A radiator shop should be able to put a new bung...

A radiator shop should be able to put a new bung in there for you..
Or nearest airport repair shop they usually have a "guy" that is a blackbelt at lightweight tig welding.

Cheers
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,091
Posted By pdxmotorhead
I've experienced many optical illusions on the...

I've experienced many optical illusions on the road over the years. Had a similar fake out a few years ago, went to pass a truck out in the middle of nowhere saw the lights at what looked like a long...
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