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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-20-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By effensteve
From the Top? How many bars are lit. My 04...

From the Top? How many bars are lit. My 04 nearly always runs 4 bars. I hit 5 once in a while, never 6. I ride sand washes, single track, summer heavy traffic. I installed a lower temp sensor...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-19-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12,132
Views: 2,689,695
Posted By effensteve
I have one of those screens sitting on the shelf....

I have one of those screens sitting on the shelf. I love my RADE Garage screen. Waaaaay better air than the touring screen. Almost zero buffeting no matter what helmet I wear.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-09-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,061
Posted By effensteve
Looks like you need to switch to the calcium...

Looks like you need to switch to the calcium enriched ensure buddy, Way to do it right.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-27-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,148
Posted By effensteve
I dropped mine pretty hard last weekend in a bit...

I dropped mine pretty hard last weekend in a bit of a ravine. It only has a few gouges but is still true to form. I hit the bars hard enough to bend the stabilizer bolts and needed to realign the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-25-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By effensteve
That's pretty close to what I did. I used a...

That's pretty close to what I did. I used a scrap piece of 1/8th steel plate, gave it a little shape and welded it on. The whole thing probably cost me about a buck and 15 minutes time.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-25-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,762
Posted By effensteve
I live on the OR/ID border. I think I am going...

I live on the OR/ID border. I think I am going to have my dad buy a bike with my cash, put both our names on the title and Insure it myself, I still have to check with the insurance dicks to see...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-15-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8,958
Views: 569,836
Posted By effensteve
Isn't that pic from last springs Nevada death...

Isn't that pic from last springs Nevada death march?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-12-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,206
Posted By effensteve
Yup, my stocker looked like a wooden nickel. I...

Yup, my stocker looked like a wooden nickel. I laced up a woodies excel 185 and its still perfect. I thought I bent, or dinged it many times but nothing. Its pretty rock solid
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-12-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By effensteve
Real world luggage rack advice

Ok, I know that there' lots of info about what won't work according to the money grubbing Orange stores. So, in your own experience, what rack will work out of the box for my 950 with the neduro...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By effensteve
No mechanical linkage, As Dr. bean would say, ...

No mechanical linkage, As Dr. bean would say, "these are pointless". Tear it apart and start over from step one on the bean's instruction sheet. My error when I put mine together was the damn...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-02-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,061
Posted By effensteve
Yup, that was trailriders main concern, He...

Yup, that was trailriders main concern, He was worried that just as he was beginning to realize his long time dream of being a professional dancer that it may be over.

you can still dance...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-02-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,325
Posted By effensteve
I love my scorpion ralley front tires. Good...

I love my scorpion ralley front tires. Good mileage, good everything and I am not easy on the rocks.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-01-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,061
Posted By effensteve
Hmm, tibial plateau, that seem familiar. that...

Hmm, tibial plateau, that seem familiar. that could be Trailriders problem. I haven't talked to him today. I imagine he's not too happy right now, or happy enough to be incoherent.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-01-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,061
Posted By effensteve
I think I must have been riding lazy or...

I think I must have been riding lazy or something, hooked my left toe while I was in some rutted track. Ed put his foot down after a missed corner trying to get back to the turn and I guess that...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-31-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,061
Posted By effensteve
Just shoved him in the car about 45 minutes ago. ...

Just shoved him in the car about 45 minutes ago. He's headed off for some hardware. Me, just a couple o little itty bitty fractures, I'm too effen tough to worry about them. Poor trailrider, ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-30-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,952
Posted By effensteve
That 7000 mile tire looks like my 908 at 1400. ...

That 7000 mile tire looks like my 908 at 1400. I just spooned on another pirelli scorpion ralley. There only about $95 on sale and I got a solid 2600 out of my last one. They are just a little...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-30-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By effensteve
Maybe a stuck check valve. Won't let oil flow...

Maybe a stuck check valve. Won't let oil flow back down. Pull the drain plug, is all the oil up in the holding tank instead of keeping a little in the sump?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-30-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,148
Posted By effensteve
I love my RADE screen. I was too cheap to do...

I love my RADE screen. I was too cheap to do the whole evo thing with the lights included. I just did the screen. Works great. Buffeting is pretty much gone with either helmet I use, visor ds...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-30-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8,709
Views: 848,746
Posted By effensteve
You did a lot better than we did. I bowed out...

You did a lot better than we did. I bowed out after about 30 miles. I hooked my toe on a rut and have an appointment with the orthopedist today, possibly two fractures. Nothing horrible. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,994
Posted By effensteve
Just do it, its a pretty ham fisted operation. ...

Just do it, its a pretty ham fisted operation. I guess it could get a little tricky if its seized in but its not bad. Just don't pound on the threads. I think I may have used a long socket...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,973
Posted By effensteve
I agree with him, The tiger needs more grunt...

I agree with him, The tiger needs more grunt for 2 up. My wife and I borrowed one for a 600 mile weekend wich included, two lane highway, twisties, forest service roads, 2 track atv trails,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-27-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 16,061
Posted By effensteve
I'll be there. :D

I'll be there. :D
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-27-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8,709
Views: 848,746
Posted By effensteve
You should join us for a rip through the desert...

You should join us for a rip through the desert on Saturday. Nyssa, Or to Juntura for lunch and back the dirty way. Check out Trailriders thread.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By effensteve
I just went down to the local hardware store and...

I just went down to the local hardware store and bought 2 automotive studs, Slotted the heads so I could get them in tight. Red loctite on the permanent side and nylon lock nuts on the other. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-16-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8,958
Views: 569,836
Posted By effensteve
Must be in the 3 forks area, probably a couple...

Must be in the 3 forks area, probably a couple miles south down the river a bit.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By effensteve
Na, stupid is . As stupid does. I did that two...

Na, stupid is . As stupid does. I did that two weeks ago:freaky
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By effensteve
Yup, use some PB blaster on them to loosen up...

Yup, use some PB blaster on them to loosen up the corrosion then drill a couple holes in the swwngarm amd make sure to use a little bit of anti-seize when you put them back
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-12-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By effensteve
Clutch master cylinder

So whats the latest and greatest replacement for the clutch master cylinder? I have an 04 950 with a little leaky leaky.

I've read about the 9.0 and the 10.5 and the sd cylinders but some seem...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-11-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,649
Posted By effensteve
Hey, I recognize that place. I have 9 screws...

Hey, I recognize that place. I have 9 screws and a plate from there. Looks like a blast.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-10-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
Posted By effensteve
Personally, I would build my own. Use a two...

Personally, I would build my own. Use a two receiver system for stability. I've seen some pretty cool hydraulic systems that you just pull your bike on to and push the button to raise it up into...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-08-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8,958
Views: 569,836
Posted By effensteve
FYI, if you turn right you can only go about...

FYI, if you turn right you can only go about 3/4 mile before you get stopped. If you go left from the bottom of the ramp, you run through the old town of watson, There is a small old cemetery...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-04-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By effensteve
Bike bandit has OEM parts for the orange machines...

Bike bandit has OEM parts for the orange machines now.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-25-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,631
Posted By effensteve
You bet, bring a couple over here to eastern,...

You bet, bring a couple over here to eastern, eastern Orygun and we'll demo em up right :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-21-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By effensteve
Full synth motorex since it was new. Idle...

Full synth motorex since it was new. Idle speed is right at 1500 but I have tried up and down 500. I will pull the screens and check valve today. It does seem that the oil in the filter is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-20-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By effensteve
Wouldn't the oil light come on? Mine does not,

Wouldn't the oil light come on? Mine does not,
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-20-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By effensteve
Yet another "clacking" question

My 04 950 has 17k on it. I did the major service about a thousand miles ago. Valves were i spec, they were shimmed at 11k by the po. so on with it

It is feeling a bit more vibey on the road...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-18-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8,709
Views: 848,746
Posted By effensteve
Is this the old "beef trail". I think I rode it...

Is this the old "beef trail". I think I rode it back in 08 or so. Fun trail. Lots of petros to look at. Too bad its closed off.:cry
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,228
Posted By effensteve
the dealer deactivated mine along with the seat...

the dealer deactivated mine along with the seat belt warning chime for me for no charge when I got my oil changed, ( $52.95 for a diesel) I did have to sign a waiver saying that I understood...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-13-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,546
Posted By effensteve
Puke Hmmm, the guy from corn country defends...

Hmmm, the guy from corn country defends ethanol. Seem fishy to me
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-12-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By effensteve
Damn, that sucks for you guys. While I also...

Damn, that sucks for you guys. While I also deal with nothing being in stock I have never paid msrp for anything. There is always at least a 10% discount off of msrp for everything I have ever...
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