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Forum: Racing 06-04-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,212
Posted By capitalistbiker
Thanx Matt for the heads-up on Black River...

Thanx Matt for the heads-up on Black River Stages. It's on my radar for sure!

BTW: Charlie Rauseo, originator of Rally Services (Riff-Raff) and Dakar Africa finisher is a good friend and I've had...
Forum: Racing 06-03-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,212
Posted By capitalistbiker
I do not underestimate the huge effort by many...

I do not underestimate the huge effort by many parties to pull the RallyWV together. As a 50 year experienced off-road, road course, and desert rally rider I was very impressed with the online...
Forum: Racing 06-03-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,212
Posted By capitalistbiker
So now we know......

.....the Rally WV will only be run when John K. Shirleys' personal life and work schedule will allow.

Well, at least we now know how shoe-string this operation is. I sure wasted $$ and time on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-15-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,973
Posted By capitalistbiker
Wink We arrived in Pittsburgh this morning and were...

We arrived in Pittsburgh this morning and were picked up by my buddy Russ
and his girlfriend Sue. We're staying at his house until Monday or Tuesday
when we'll head out to Bethany Beach. Beautiful...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-02-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,801
Posted By capitalistbiker
A buddys' rear 950 header broke similar to your...

A buddys' rear 950 header broke similar to your break. I beleive he had similar miles as yours and he rides the bike hard. He finished the ride the day it broke all the time sounding like a flubber...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-23-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,146
Posted By capitalistbiker
Deano, If the fuel line quick disconnect...

Deano,

If the fuel line quick disconnect isn't fully seated then fuel won't flow to your throttle bodies. You'll hear a click when it is fully seated and the release button will be fully...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-21-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By capitalistbiker
On the '09-'10 models the ACC1 is always hot and...

On the '09-'10 models the ACC1 is always hot and also runs to the dash power receptical. The Acc2 is ignition switched. The terminals can be found baried in the rats' nest of wires both behind the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-22-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,507
Posted By capitalistbiker
Last month I covered 2700 mi from SF BayArea to...

Last month I covered 2700 mi from SF BayArea to Pittsburgh PA in 4.5 days on my 02 Vstrom 1k. Left my 09 990A in the Bay area. A few thoughts on your trip.
1. For rear flat repair - take along a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-03-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By capitalistbiker
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-23-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By capitalistbiker
Completed a 7k mile tour of Alaska from the SF...

Completed a 7k mile tour of Alaska from the SF Bay Area in August '09. A rain storm from the west chased us accross the state into the Yukon. Got to the point that we put on our rain gear every...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-23-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,398
Posted By capitalistbiker
Finally got the pins pushed out !!!!! I was only...

Finally got the pins pushed out !!!!! I was only pushing with enough force to not bend a fairly large paper clip as that was what was used by others. In my case I had to push the screwdriver way...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-23-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,398
Posted By capitalistbiker
I've got the 3 wire connector apart but am...

I've got the 3 wire connector apart but am struggling with pushing the 2 pins out. I too would like to be able to reverse this mod for warranty work. The photo shows the wire and connecting pin...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-10-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,013
Posted By capitalistbiker
You said "we". What's your partner riding? If it...

You said "we". What's your partner riding? If it is possible for you to both be on the same model bike then the spare parts list can be shorter. If you're both on the 990R and as remote as you will...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2010, 01:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,295
Posted By capitalistbiker
I've now got just over 11k miles on my '09 990...

I've now got just over 11k miles on my '09 990 with no signs of H2O pump problems. :clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-26-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,649
Posted By capitalistbiker
You'll need a 14mm deep thin walled socket for...

You'll need a 14mm deep thin walled socket for the LKAR8BI9 plug. My Craftsman 3/8 drive with a short extension worked fine.

What price did you pay for the new plugs? They seem to be available...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-01-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By capitalistbiker
I'll check for a pinched wire but the FI light...

I'll check for a pinched wire but the FI light doesn't come on until the bike is warmed up. Seems like it would be on on start up if the wire was pinched. Any idea where I look for the front lamda...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-01-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By capitalistbiker
FI Light Error After 1st Valve Adjustment????

Just completed 1st valve check and adjustment @ 15k km. Changed 3 shims: two front exhaust valves were tight and right rear intake was a bit loose. After buttoning-up everything bike started right up...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,568
Posted By capitalistbiker
The 2009 990 Adventure owners manual lists the...

The 2009 990 Adventure owners manual lists the NGK LKAR8BI9 as the OEM spark plug. Checked with a local dealer today, who had none in stock, and they want over $25 each for the plug. The engine spare...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,568
Posted By capitalistbiker
2009 990 Adventure Spark Plugs - LKAR8BI9

So it looks like the DCPR8E plugs for the '08 have been changed for this new strange number LKAR8BI9. Anybody got an idea about the specifics on this new plug? I did a google search and there are...
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