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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-01-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,230
Posted By ElRod
BigEasy Not to go all Klay on you but its...

BigEasy

Not to go all Klay on you but its "medieval". And agreed, I'm thinking more of the period weapons......a pike, bludgeon, and mace are in order as punishment for the offender.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-01-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,230
Posted By ElRod
What amazes me most is the pup's resiliency to...

What amazes me most is the pup's resiliency to ever trust another human being again as evidenced in the "kiss" photo. Thank you, great job guys. Kudos and keep us posted.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,360
Posted By ElRod
Update

Just an update on this.

Over a year now and 3,500 miles later a quick inspection with a flashlight and mirror revealed what I was hoping to find.....no further contamination and as clean as the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,067
Posted By ElRod
Just an update on that. Over a year now and...

Just an update on that.

Over a year now and 3,500 miles later a quick inspection with a flashlight and mirror revealed what I was hoping to find.....no further contamination and as clean as the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,042
Posted By ElRod
This is a great topic and have enjoyed reading it...

This is a great topic and have enjoyed reading it

I'm way out of my league here but gyroscopic forces (which haven't been mentioned), weight transfer, and counter steering all have an effect that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,727
Posted By ElRod
Are you asking if I used brake cleaner or what...

Are you asking if I used brake cleaner or what brake cleaner is?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,727
Posted By ElRod
Thanks WillyD. It's a cinch getting the pads out...

Thanks WillyD. It's a cinch getting the pads out (push the caliper back a little, remove two clips, pull the pin, take the pads out) I wish all maintenance were that easy on the beast !!! So, I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,727
Posted By ElRod
Thanks, I'll try that since KTM Twins is being a...

Thanks, I'll try that since KTM Twins is being a bit slow with my order.

Any chance that would harden the pads damaging the rotor?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-25-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,727
Posted By ElRod
Well, that was a bomb. Without all the extraneous...

Well, that was a bomb. Without all the extraneous details, what is the collectives opinion of the choice of brake pads?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-23-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,727
Posted By ElRod
Dont Use ...

Gunk Engine Degreaser anywhere around your brakes.

Yes, I screwed up and decided to wash the bike yesterday. Before beginning I notice large amounts of chain lube that had been collecting on the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-30-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,387
Posted By ElRod
'08 here and I'm on my second Batteries Plus AGM....

'08 here and I'm on my second Batteries Plus AGM. The first one died 6 days past the two year warranty. For close to $100 I can't complain.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-03-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,309
Posted By ElRod
Not a step by step but a few photos of what was...

Not a step by step but a few photos of what was found on mine.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836232&page=2
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-26-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,315
Posted By ElRod
+1

+1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-22-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,581
Posted By ElRod
+1

+1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-16-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By ElRod
Thanks for the link Brents. I knew asking the...

Thanks for the link Brents. I knew asking the question couldn't be without controversy.

I have a good pressure gauge in the shop somewhere, just need to find it and do a little plumbing to get it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-16-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By ElRod
Thanks. For now I'll go with motomedics track...

Thanks. For now I'll go with motomedics track record.

The only other thing that I can see (or not see) is what the micron rating difference would be, if any.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-16-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By ElRod
Kn-158

Ordering some oil from an online vendor I noticed they had the K&N oil filters to fit the 990 so I thought I'd get one. Got it and it looks fine. Did a pleat count and came up with 48 on the K&N and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-27-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,902
Posted By ElRod
Just to add to that and nothing to do with the...

Just to add to that and nothing to do with the OP's question.....

I have a 2000 chevy truck with the 4.3. Early on while still under warrantee it developed the intake manifold gasket leak which...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-11-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By ElRod
The threads going into the tail of the frame are...

The threads going into the tail of the frame are steel to steel and I use a drop of permatex blue there. However, the underside of those flat head socket cap screws need the anti-sieze where it goes...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By ElRod
Try a handheld impact driver, the kind you strike...

Try a handheld impact driver, the kind you strike with a hammer. Mine is a 3/8" square drive that an allen socket is placed into. Be sure to grind or cut off only what is needed of the hex portion so...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By ElRod
Yes, have noticed the same with stock and...

Yes, have noticed the same with stock and modified maps running Wings. Maybe something to do with the length of header / collector and not map related?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-15-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,808
Posted By ElRod
Why are you ditching the CPR?

Why are you ditching the CPR?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-15-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,808
Posted By ElRod
Yes and yes. I'd also follow the hose back...

Yes and yes.

I'd also follow the hose back from the MAP sensors to the brass fittings that screw into the intake runners to remove and clean before adjusting.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-05-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,064
Posted By ElRod
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=83...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836232

Post's 28 & 29
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,064
Posted By ElRod
Got it, and very handy away from home.

Got it, and very handy away from home.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,064
Posted By ElRod
My interest in keeping pure gas available is...

My interest in keeping pure gas available is this......

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss203/a99flash/TB.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,064
Posted By ElRod
Interesting. Are you actually doing this?

Interesting. Are you actually doing this?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,064
Posted By ElRod
Ethanol Free Gas Petition

Mods

If this is the wrong place or there is a better place for this please move.


https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/keep-ethanol-free-gas-widely-available/lhq1qgW4
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 38,085
Posted By ElRod
No. 11K. '08 ADV

No. 11K. '08 ADV
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-05-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,409
Posted By ElRod
+1 about Nels at 2wheeldynoworks . Some...

+1 about Nels at 2wheeldynoworks . Some discussion here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836232).
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-29-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By ElRod
4 1/4" + What are you up to?

4 1/4" + What are you up to?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-29-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,825
Posted By ElRod
You may want to check the brass MAP sensor...

You may want to check the brass MAP sensor fittings that screw into the intake runners under the Throttle bodies. Mine were plugged causing idling issues and difficulty setting the TPS and balancing.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-28-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By ElRod
I nearly pulled the trigger on those orange bars...

I nearly pulled the trigger on those orange bars myself. Anyone have a shot of them installed on a black '08 ? I think the contrast would look good.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-27-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,007
Posted By ElRod
No whistle here on mine either. I did notice an...

No whistle here on mine either. I did notice an annoying rattling coming from the PCV valve though, very annoying to me so I did away with it and ran a separate crankcase breather filter.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,360
Posted By ElRod
I have to agree with that to some extent. After I...

I have to agree with that to some extent. After I got all that cleaned up I went into a local independent cycle shop here that I get my supplies from for a can of chain lube and started talking to an...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,360
Posted By ElRod
Of course I'm biased now after all that but for...

Of course I'm biased now after all that but for anyone that has a poorly running bike with shitty fuel mileage these are the first thing I'd look at. Cleaning these WILL become part of my regular...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-21-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,360
Posted By ElRod
One other thing I did on the advice of an...

One other thing I did on the advice of an engineer pal of mine (he rides a BMW but I'll let that slide) was to add a tap to the tanks crossover / equalization hose to be able to drain off a small...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-12-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By ElRod
Well, it's nearly time to replace the chain and...

Well, it's nearly time to replace the chain and I've never had the swingarm off to inspect and re-lubricate the bearings. So, if I'm going to do it anyway.....

Another thing, it would also be a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-12-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By ElRod
Maybe a dumb question and lord knows it wouldn't...

Maybe a dumb question and lord knows it wouldn't be the first and likely not the last. Can a chain be purchased already riveted like all the rest of the links without having to use a master link or...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-12-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,883
Posted By ElRod
That's too funny......nearly word for word here...

That's too funny......nearly word for word here at an H-D shop in Texas when I did my clearances last summer.
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