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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) Yesterday, 12:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 862
Posted By Dustodust
I hate those F#%^&ing headlight modulators ...

I hate those F#%^&ing headlight modulators

dammit
thought the adv riders had more class than that stupid shit
damn
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-27-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 650
Posted By Dustodust
even with regular maintenance, some corrosion on...

even with regular maintenance, some corrosion on the rebound adjuster nozzle is common with no other corrosion found elsewhere

I have never seen one as bad as the one in your pictures, did it sit...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-27-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 650
Posted By Dustodust
typical rebound damper from a fork with sliders ...

typical rebound damper from a fork with sliders
clogged with aluminum oxide stopping rebound damping flow :

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2912/14433396125_d40559d2c0_o.jpg

if you want to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-27-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 650
Posted By Dustodust
after a lot of hours the seals wear into the...

after a lot of hours the seals wear into the finish inconsistent and uneven . The slider adds to the problem leaving aluminum oxide deposits
As the new fork seals try to glide over the old worn...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-27-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 650
Posted By Dustodust
To ensure stiction doesnt came back, only use the...

To ensure stiction doesnt came back, only use the green SKF fork seals and OEM teflon sliders

here is the best deal out there
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-27-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 650
Posted By Dustodust
You may also find this video tutorial necessary...

You may also find this video tutorial necessary and useful if you dont already have it
You dont need the fancy leveling tool , I just used a piece of tubing marked at the level needed and sucked...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-27-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 650
Posted By Dustodust
there are two valid theories : mirror polish ...

there are two valid theories :
mirror polish
and rough crosshatch
both have positive and negatives IMO
I went with a mirror polish refinish
some swear by a 220 grit crosshatch, I think it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-27-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,255
Posted By Dustodust
if you explore the outer reaches of the Mojave...

if you explore the outer reaches of the Mojave such as north of four corners, or into Death Valley you damn sure better carry at least a gallon

on a trip like the Mojave Trail from Barstow to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-24-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By Dustodust
I cant bear the thought of selling mine ...

I cant bear the thought of selling mine
they'll have to pry my cold dead hands off the bars

and yes they handle like crap in the lowered marketing friendly version

I will confess I have...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-24-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,221
Posted By Dustodust
yeah it took me a long time with a large portable...

yeah it took me a long time with a large portable 12v compressor that I carry in the truck that gets max 70 psi to get the beads to pop on the Mitas
I had to lube the edges and deflate, bounce,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By Dustodust
you say lit ? meaning on but not flashing ? ...

you say lit ?
meaning on but not flashing ?
is it on even with the switch in the neutral (off) position ?
if so it would probably be a bare + wire connecting with a bare turn signal + wire ( or a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-21-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,221
Posted By Dustodust
yep I been meaning to get those bead tweezers but...

yep I been meaning to get those bead tweezers but the price has me hesitant
even more hesitant now that I found this system, that wedge Is light and will pack away nicely
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-20-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,221
Posted By Dustodust
Yes it is on a scale from 1 to 10 (10 being...

Yes it is
on a scale from 1 to 10 (10 being hardest )
I would rate the E-10 Dakar a "10" for mounting difficulty

If you mount one with a tube on the wide bead ktm rim be sure to get the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-20-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,221
Posted By Dustodust
simple bead breaker

one more way to skin a cat
Dreaded task was easier than I imagined using a Motion Pro 08-0007 16" Curved Tire Iron and Husqvarna plastic tree falling wedge as a bead breaker
I crammed the curved...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,577
Posted By Dustodust
In my yunger days when we had a lot more off road...

In my yunger days when we had a lot more off road area I had a 1966 landcruiser with a PTO winch.
I did a lot of crazy/stupid off roading.
The cable rarely if ever came out except to rescue some...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-15-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 39,068
Posted By Dustodust
these shindengen FH020AA mosfets do run a lot...

these shindengen FH020AA mosfets do run a lot cooler
http://www.roadstercycle.com/images/FH020AA_wb_irf.jpg

http://www.roadstercycle.com/index.htm
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-15-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By Dustodust
its threads like these that make me glad to have...

its threads like these that make me glad to have a carbed up old beater :rofl

and even more reticent to hitch up to an 1190
want an adventure bike not a starship
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-15-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By Dustodust
set it on a stand with the front wheel off the...

set it on a stand with the front wheel off the ground
pull the bars slowly , you want very little resistance
now snap the bar fast it should have instant resistance if not adjust the high speed ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-15-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By Dustodust
It will work with a custom spoke kit ( CJ designs...

It will work with a custom spoke kit ( CJ designs might have one in stock) but if you are going through all that you may as well upgrade to the ktm indexed heavy duty excel A60
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-11-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 39,068
Posted By Dustodust
I'd like to see an electric motor front hub that...

I'd like to see an electric motor front hub that also works as a reverse,
( the first earthmover scraper tractor that replaced the mule skinners had electric hub wheels powered by a generator , that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-10-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 39,068
Posted By Dustodust
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-10-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By Dustodust
Sounds like your regulator fizzled here is a...

Sounds like your regulator fizzled
here is a link to a great proven and dependable upgrade
it will even give you more output amps for accessories
even if you only need a plug cleaning this is an...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-05-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By Dustodust
I found that oil in the water is usually getting...

I found that oil in the water is usually getting in through the inner clutch cover gasket . Sometimes the mechanic doing the water pump rebuild re-uses the clutch cover gasket.
the inner clutch...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-04-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,054
Posted By Dustodust
What I would like to see is a short stroked high...

What I would like to see is a short stroked high revving lightweight 750 V-twin with low torque in a cradle under 400lbs I think it could be done
torque is nice but it comes with a price, it feels...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-03-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Dustodust
are you sure the fuse is good ? a visual check...

are you sure the fuse is good ?
a visual check can be deceiving , the fuse can look fine but have a tiny hairline crack
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-30-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 39,068
Posted By Dustodust
OK , had to look :lol3 cant wait to see the...

OK , had to look :lol3
cant wait to see the tank

(if you want sell all the take off parts let me know....:evil
all I would need is a radiator,oil tank, the subframe and plastic and Id have an...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-29-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 39,068
Posted By Dustodust
I kinda expect to see these side bags for this...

I kinda expect to see these side bags for this 950 SG project :

http://slimages.macys.com/is/image/MCY/products/0/optimized/2360100_fpx.tif?wid=330&hei=404&fit=fit,1&$filterlrg$

snark, snark...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-28-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By Dustodust
wrong there will always be at least a 50/50...

wrong
there will always be at least a 50/50 chance of failure to start before killing battery in extreme cold
much better chance in normal cold, but still a gamble
i dont like gambling
or...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-27-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By Dustodust
155/160 is very lean if it is cold out where you...

155/160 is very lean if it is cold out where you are
and could cause/contribute to this
especially if your vent hoses are not routed properly, wind can blow up into the vac chamber and cause...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-27-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By Dustodust
if the bike was not in your control how do you...

if the bike was not in your control how do you know someone did not run the baqttery down ?
why stab around in pretentious darkness and throw a regulator at it !

If I was to guess from the info...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,463
Posted By Dustodust
which one did you try ? I put Cyclops' LED...

which one did you try ?

I put Cyclops' LED Hi/Lo in my '04 525 stock rectangle and it kicks ass on the Osram HID I had in there
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-21-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11,459
Views: 2,451,951
Posted By Dustodust
it is 1" x 3/8" aluminum bar stock , ground half...

it is 1" x 3/8" aluminum bar stock , ground half round groves to grab bar, drilled and tapped for 6mm stainless bolts
fits very solid no wobble no loosening
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-21-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11,459
Views: 2,451,951
Posted By Dustodust
mounted a 30 watt /2800 lumen LED spot, clamped...

mounted a 30 watt /2800 lumen LED spot, clamped to the fairing brace :

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/101983905@N04/15454130634" title="DSC02334 by DAVID MILLER, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-11-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 39,068
Posted By Dustodust
Wow nice ! Id like to have a SE with fcr41's...

Wow nice !
Id like to have a SE with fcr41's and the rotweiler filter in a nicely shaped CAI box to give it that ducati intake trumpet sound,(instead of just rattling with the open filters) and get...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-10-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,215
Posted By Dustodust
Here is an explanation of the rally windscreen...

Here is an explanation of the rally windscreen and why it is blaspheme to enlarge it
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-10-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,215
Posted By Dustodust
you need to work on your pozer photo skills ...

you need to work on your pozer photo skills
in spite of the gnarly knobbie tire, no one is going to believe that you are ever going to see a dirt road with a green milk crate
orange may be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-09-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,215
Posted By Dustodust
:huh my hillbilly windscreen, for long winter...

:huh
my hillbilly windscreen, for long winter rides where I couldn't care less what people think it looks like
heated jacket and grips

flame away
the last laugh is on me
:rofl
smooth,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-03-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,164
Posted By Dustodust
I have never tried a BB on the back , I been...

I have never tried a BB on the back , I been running Mefos
I tried a Big Block on the front with high hopes but could not get comfortable with it , high or low pressure the itre always felt...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-03-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By Dustodust
http://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-B-149Z-GA12U ...

http://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-B-149Z-GA12U

same one I have works great on the 950 or on singletracktrails on the 525
also, get the hardwire plug, the light stays onat nite and saves AA...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-28-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,259
Posted By Dustodust
the answer is : NONE, NEVER failure rate...

the answer is :
NONE,
NEVER
failure rate zero
as it is for 99.9% of motorcycle tires
in Hedenaus defence this is an anomoly,
most of their other tires are probably OK, this was PROBABLY a...
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