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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-16-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 27,337
Posted By jamesbrown
Damn, I just spotted this. Stomach in my throat...

Damn, I just spotted this. Stomach in my throat for a minute there until I skipped through. :lol3 I'm so pleased you're back and posting and I wish you a very speedy recovery. You've been integral...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-03-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,233
Posted By jamesbrown
Rear brake fade is pretty common under heavy use....

Rear brake fade is pretty common under heavy use. These fluids are hygroscopic, i.e. they do absorb moisture. I've had luck with the Motul RBF 600, which has a very high wet boiling point. The M/C is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-27-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,865
Posted By jamesbrown
Nothing to add to the above links really, except...

Nothing to add to the above links really, except that I haven't found it to be the nightmare that some have. Better to get the practice in now with a minimum of equipment (i.e. what you have in your...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-27-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,544
Posted By jamesbrown
My first reaction was a venting problem too, if...

My first reaction was a venting problem too, if not the tanks then the float bowls. I'd double check your stock exhausts for any blockages too (e.g. if they were stored in your garage).
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-22-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 181,922
Posted By jamesbrown
Wow, they look fantastic, Pete! Great work.

Wow, they look fantastic, Pete! Great work.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-27-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,018
Posted By jamesbrown
+1 on that. You'll need a good, and lucky,...

+1 on that. You'll need a good, and lucky, welder to do it from the outside with the engine in place. Better to stick it out with this "temporary" fix until you've finished your RTW. If you keep...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-26-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,018
Posted By jamesbrown
+1, it doesn't look like a great patch to me. ...

+1, it doesn't look like a great patch to me. You need to be able to eat your lunch off that surface before applying the epoxy :D Also, try to taper it closer to the engine case as you move away...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-23-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,018
Posted By jamesbrown
Good luck. Just make sure you remove or relocate...

Good luck. Just make sure you remove or relocate the sidestand, as it will add pressure to the crack otherwise :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-23-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,018
Posted By jamesbrown
I just found this thread too with some discussion...

I just found this thread too with some discussion of both welding and quicksteel as a temporary measure. Crack looks identical to yours.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=420744
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-23-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,018
Posted By jamesbrown
You should be able to TIG weld it after...

You should be able to TIG weld it after disconnecting the ECU, battery etc. but you'll definitely need a skilled welder. If it were me, I'd try the quicksteel first. It may hold up for a few...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-22-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By jamesbrown
And another one. Probably your best bet - it's a...

And another one. Probably your best bet - it's a large store, cheap, and they deliver quickly.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-21-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,587
Posted By jamesbrown
I guess I'm missing both the logic of this and...

I guess I'm missing both the logic of this and the specifics of how you would bypass the stock WP. Remember that the stock WP is driven by the engine via the balancer shaft, so unless you take the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-19-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19,138
Views: 7,864,130
Posted By jamesbrown
Front page stuff :D

Front page stuff :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-18-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By jamesbrown
Have you done a leakdown test?

Have you done a leakdown test?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-18-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,140
Posted By jamesbrown
Wow, that's an unusual combination! Glad...

Wow, that's an unusual combination!

Glad it's sorted. :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-17-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 181,922
Posted By jamesbrown
Roger that. Following closely...:D

Roger that. Following closely...:D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-17-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 181,922
Posted By jamesbrown
Couldn't you make them in two parts but still use...

Couldn't you make them in two parts but still use the space in the middle, perhaps even attach them mechanically, rather than molding in one piece?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-17-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By jamesbrown
The balancer shaft drives the WP shaft and the WP...

The balancer shaft drives the WP shaft and the WP wheel, which pumps coolant through the engine via the heads, radiator and thermostat. The thermostat opens at 75 deg. C. and the fan is switched at...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-16-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By jamesbrown
Yep.

Yep.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-16-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By jamesbrown
The final torque is 18NM, but you tighten to 10NM...

The final torque is 18NM, but you tighten to 10NM first.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-15-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,352
Posted By jamesbrown
More than likely. If it doesn't smell of fuel...

More than likely. If it doesn't smell of fuel and you haven't gone swimming with the bike recently, it's going to be coolant, and then probably the WP.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-15-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,394
Posted By jamesbrown
Not unusual to take a second, but check that your...

Not unusual to take a second, but check that your idle RPM is at 1.4k (950?).

Re: the "can of rocks rattle." Yes, the CCTs are hydraulic and thus RPM/pressure dependent, hence some occasional...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-13-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,259
Posted By jamesbrown
Best way to purge air is to squeeze the large...

Best way to purge air is to squeeze the large radiator hose on the LHS 20-30 times (releasing slowly each time), then top off the radiator. Sure, top of the expansion tank to somewhere between min...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-11-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,259
Posted By jamesbrown
Roger that. Otherwise turn the oven up to...

Roger that.

Otherwise turn the oven up to 11. :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-10-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19,138
Views: 7,864,130
Posted By jamesbrown
Cool, exploit him good :D

Cool, exploit him good :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-10-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19,138
Views: 7,864,130
Posted By jamesbrown
Sweet, hopefully we can meet up. You'll...

Sweet, hopefully we can meet up. You'll definitely want to do some cross-country riding when you get here :evil, and I get drawn out west every so often (can't stay away for too long). Good luck...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-10-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19,138
Views: 7,864,130
Posted By jamesbrown
Must have missed that, where are you heading? ...

Must have missed that, where are you heading?

And, yeah, I'd definitely take the R over the Dakar, although both are very nice (in much the same way I'd take the S over the regular 950 in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-09-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,140
Posted By jamesbrown
Lucky you didn't start the bike, eh? :D ...

Lucky you didn't start the bike, eh? :D

However, I think you may want to address this part too (whether it's an issue with not using the correct procedure or a very low level) :D :D
....

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-09-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,389
Posted By jamesbrown
Yes, indeed.

Yes, indeed.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-09-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,389
Posted By jamesbrown
You mention that the problem occurs in the mid...

You mention that the problem occurs in the mid range: has the canister system been removed from this bike and, if so, how are the carbs vented (i.e. where do the vent lines terminate)?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-08-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By jamesbrown
You don't want to be ordering a new fuel pump...

You don't want to be ordering a new fuel pump yet. Ask them how they diagnosed the problem and what else they checked (any fault codes?). Symptoms of dirty/blocked fuel filters include loss of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-08-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By jamesbrown
What's the mileage on this bike and what exactly...

What's the mileage on this bike and what exactly were the symptoms (did you notice any issues prior to the bike stalling out)? If the shop did a service prior to your purchasing the bike recently,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-05-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,140
Posted By jamesbrown
Can't say I've ever seen this, but the only thing...

Can't say I've ever seen this, but the only thing I can think of is the oil tank check valve, which is designed to prevent oil feeding down into the engine under gravity when the engine is turned...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-05-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,218
Posted By jamesbrown
:lol3 No worries, replacement parts are cheap,...

:lol3 No worries, replacement parts are cheap, apparently. :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-05-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,218
Posted By jamesbrown
:gfys Miller. I'm going to make an MC ramp out of...

:gfys Miller. I'm going to make an MC ramp out of my old laptops this weekend, what with them being so cheap :fitz
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-05-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,218
Posted By jamesbrown
This is a large part of the picture; local taxes,...

This is a large part of the picture; local taxes, operating costs, shipping costs, competition, exchange rates and a thousand other things related to supply and demand all affect local market prices....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-04-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By jamesbrown
The TT mount is a piece of crap, I'm afraid. ...

The TT mount is a piece of crap, I'm afraid. Your best bet is to fab a piece of aluminum w/ a 90 degree bend that extends further forward and spreads the load. Some discussion here:
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-04-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By jamesbrown
FWIW, the technique of squeezing the large hose...

FWIW, the technique of squeezing the large hose on the LHS is better than raising the bike :D It could be air in the system, but I would still suspect the radiator cap. Cleaning won't work if it's...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-03-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By jamesbrown
Yeah, bear in mind that crap (casting sand) is a...

Yeah, bear in mind that crap (casting sand) is a likely cause of damage to the WP shaft and seal, so you should do a full coolant flush as soon as you can, and keep an eye out for signs of WP...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-03-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By jamesbrown
There's a good chance it's the radiator cap. ...

There's a good chance it's the radiator cap. Remove and clean thoroughly. If that doesn't work, you may need a new cap. If it's caked in crap, it would be advisable to do a full system flush when...
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