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Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 83,271
Views: 9,469,858
Posted By Grayjet
Say 10 Hail Marys and 5 Our Fathers and send me a...

Say 10 Hail Marys and 5 Our Fathers and send me a set of free Excel Rims laced with Buchanan spokes and all will be forgiven!
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 83,271
Views: 9,469,858
Posted By Grayjet
I am looking to make the swap to LEDs after...

I am looking to make the swap to LEDs after accumulating a box of busted stockers. Here is what I think you need from EDS:

4 tuff lites - $140
LED flasher relay, universal - $20
Turn signal...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 83,271
Views: 9,469,858
Posted By Grayjet
I used this: <a...

I used this:

<a href="http://s994.photobucket.com/albums/af64/grayjet/?action=view&current=94453F47-883E-4133-A8DB-6B723FA223E3.jpg" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 83,271
Views: 9,469,858
Posted By Grayjet
I gotta be doing something wrong. Maybe I used...

I gotta be doing something wrong. Maybe I used the wrong kind of assembly lube.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-17-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21,773
Views: 1,183,459
Posted By Grayjet
How about this Sun, everyone? 1000?

How about this Sun, everyone? 1000?
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 83,271
Views: 9,469,858
Posted By Grayjet
I only used assembly lube on the cam and rockers....

I only used assembly lube on the cam and rockers. I heard that the lube mixes with the oil, and then circulates around the motor, where it is absorbed into the fiber discs, creating a slipping...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 83,271
Views: 9,469,858
Posted By Grayjet
Ok, so this is the second time I have rebuilt the...

Ok, so this is the second time I have rebuilt the top end (102mm now), and the second time that my clutch started slipping right after the rebuild. I heard that assembly lube can empregnate the fiber...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-16-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 21,773
Views: 1,183,459
Posted By Grayjet
Welcome. I'll ride DN with you. (DN is what the...

Welcome. I'll ride DN with you. (DN is what the cool kids call Damneck.) Haven't been there in a while. Shoot me a PM if interested.

Cheers,
Lance
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 83,271
Views: 9,469,858
Posted By Grayjet
Gentlemen, I salute you! BP, that is...

Gentlemen, I salute you!



BP, that is the coolest looking XRL I have ever seen.



Coffman, your headlight/dash setup is bad a$$.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-11-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21,773
Views: 1,183,459
Posted By Grayjet
This had me laughing out loud. I love it!

This had me laughing out loud. I love it!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-05-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 977
Posted By Grayjet
This drove me nuts when I first got my 990. My...

This drove me nuts when I first got my 990. My left tank lower bolt is always way off. I now do what Racer does, and it's been fine. I hang the tank from the top bolt (bolt loosely sitting in its...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-05-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21,773
Views: 1,183,459
Posted By Grayjet
That is downright hospitable of you! Any...

That is downright hospitable of you! Any prognostications on when the trails will be clear enough to ride? I may have some free time in June for some serious riding (terminal leave - I'm retiring...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 83,271
Views: 9,469,858
Posted By Grayjet
I just got a pair of these this winter and have...

I just got a pair of these this winter and have been commuting with them on my 990 to work. They are a game changer for sure, and in my mind, much better than heated grips. I will say that they are...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-04-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,597
Posted By Grayjet
Update: I may have spoke too soon. I took it...

Update: I may have spoke too soon. I took it out for a real ride today at highway speeds, instead of just putting around my neighborhood, and there is a noticeable change in the clatter. I still...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-01-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,597
Posted By Grayjet
Well, I promised to report back when the longer...

Well, I promised to report back when the longer CCT bolts were in.

Verdict: fail

The noise is still there. I am at a loss. Perhaps it is the clutch booster rattling around... I don't know.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-23-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11,935
Views: 2,603,858
Posted By Grayjet
Wow. Like the website says, that is...

Wow. Like the website says, that is "super-cool"! I need to get smarter on wiring and pick one of these up. If nothing else, the ability to monitor the health of the electrical system seems to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-17-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11,935
Views: 2,603,858
Posted By Grayjet
Nothing, but...

As soon as one of you gurus installs a Motobrain PDU and comes up with some super genius ideas about what to do with it, post it up with photos so the rest of us can copy it!

Motobrain.net...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-14-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21,773
Views: 1,183,459
Posted By Grayjet
Oil

I will quote the great Pyndon, who said, "Oil is oil, brown and slippy." As long as it's the right viscosity, and changed regularly, it's gonna be fine.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-14-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21,773
Views: 1,183,459
Posted By Grayjet
Ah, I see. I just buttoned mine all back up, and...

Ah, I see. I just buttoned mine all back up, and it fired up immediately. No smoke out of the pipe, so that is good. It is smoking from the headlight area, though, and my turn signals stopped...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-14-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 21,773
Views: 1,183,459
Posted By Grayjet
Hey, BE. What are your plans for that XRL? Are...

Hey, BE. What are your plans for that XRL? Are you not happy with it?

I just dropped $750 into mine for a rebore out to 102mm with a new piston and fresh valves. Hope to have it all back...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-11-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,254
Posted By Grayjet
Definitely agree with this: "Buy a spare plastic...

Definitely agree with this: "Buy a spare plastic elbow for the breather pipes from cam cover to oil tank as they break easily." I had one come apart and sprinkle plastic parts down into the bowels of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 129,798
Posted By Grayjet
Thanks, Steve. Ill be picking up my 102 mm...

Thanks, Steve. Ill be picking up my 102 mm cylinder and freshly valved head soon. I want to put it together right!
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 129,798
Posted By Grayjet
Steve, which Hondabond do you use when you are...

Steve, which Hondabond do you use when you are gooping up the cylinder head cover gasket, Hondabond 4 or Hondabond HT? Do you use it on the crank case covers as well?

Thanks for the thread - one...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-04-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,597
Posted By Grayjet
Still waiting for them to show up. I'll report...

Still waiting for them to show up. I'll report back as soon as I install them.



I would!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,597
Posted By Grayjet
Looking back at my receipt, I spent just under...

Looking back at my receipt, I spent just under $100 USD through a German company. Here's a link: Ktm-versand.de (http://ktm-versand.de). Type in part number 60036008100.

Still damn expensive,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,597
Posted By Grayjet
I just ordered these myself. Here is a link from...

I just ordered these myself. Here is a link from inmate JK1 from the UK:

http://www.gear4motorcycles.co.uk/?i=118063 (http://www.gear4motorcycles.co.uk/?i=118063)

I couldn't find a source for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11,935
Views: 2,603,858
Posted By Grayjet
Have you checked out Mosko Moto bags? They look...

Have you checked out Mosko Moto bags? They look like great pieces of gear. Savin' my pennies...
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 104,304
Posted By Grayjet
Lyndon, You embody the "never give up" spirit...

Lyndon,
You embody the "never give up" spirit that I am trying to imbue within my children. Keep up the great work, and press on!

(I am now going to go buy some Adventure Spec stuff and some...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 83,271
Views: 9,469,858
Posted By Grayjet
Thanks. Time to find a new machinist.

Thanks. Time to find a new machinist.
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 83,271
Views: 9,469,858
Posted By Grayjet
Thanks to the folks on this thread, my bike now...

Thanks to the folks on this thread, my bike now has a new timing chain in it. Bummer that when I compared the old to the new, the old was only about two millimeters longer in circumference. Doesn't...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 83,271
Views: 9,469,858
Posted By Grayjet
Cool, thanks, B.E.

Cool, thanks, B.E.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-30-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21,773
Views: 1,183,459
Posted By Grayjet
^ I met the DSA owner at the Shen500, and he...

^ I met the DSA owner at the Shen500, and he really struck me as the genuine article. I buy from him when I can. I love supporting small businesses like his.
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 83,271
Views: 9,469,858
Posted By Grayjet
Thanks for all the help, folks. I went out to...

Thanks for all the help, folks. I went out to Northern Tool (kind of like Harbor Freight), and picked up the 27mm and 30mm sockets I'll need, and picked up a Stockton copy of the Motion Pro clutch...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 83,271
Views: 9,469,858
Posted By Grayjet
My cam chain looks like the above photo of...

My cam chain looks like the above photo of BWalsh's cam chain. I have a new one sitting on the bench, and the top end is apart right now awaiting a 102mm bore and a valve job, so now is the time to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11,935
Views: 2,603,858
Posted By Grayjet
Damn, I should have checked back on this page...

Damn, I should have checked back on this page earlier! I just placed a rather expensive order for two fancy bolts from a German company. I appreciate the replies and your very kind offer, Peanuts....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11,935
Views: 2,603,858
Posted By Grayjet
Thanks for that, Peanuts. I have read about those...

Thanks for that, Peanuts. I have read about those caps, but I can't find any here in the States. I have been crawling around the web trying to find a reasonable source for them overseas, but am...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11,935
Views: 2,603,858
Posted By Grayjet
I finally replaced my CCTs (cam chain tensioners)...

I finally replaced my CCTs (cam chain tensioners) because my bike ('09 990 with 29,000 miles) was becoming very "clackity," which is a term I made up to describe the noise coming from the motor....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-14-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11,935
Views: 2,603,858
Posted By Grayjet
Check out what this guy did with his KTM today! ...

Check out what this guy did with his KTM today!

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(What did...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 83,271
Views: 9,469,858
Posted By Grayjet
Neither. I did run it quite a bit in some very...

Neither. I did run it quite a bit in some very hot/humid conditions crawling through the woods in first gear. I wonder if I just overheated it. Perhaps I need an oil cooler.



I don't honestly...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 83,271
Views: 9,469,858
Posted By Grayjet
Whoa, I did not realize the engine break-in...

Whoa, I did not realize the engine break-in question was akin to oil/tire/CG issues! My apologies for opening that can of worms, but I truly do appreciate the folks that took the time to reply and...
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