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Forum: Orange Crush 03-06-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
Posted By bloc
Well, I want to put more miles on it than the...

Well, I want to put more miles on it than the quick trip to get food that I just did, but so far so good. The idle seems to run up maybe 100 rpm every once in a while, but no crazy surging like...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-06-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
Posted By bloc
Interesting. Found a few of the air jets...

Interesting.

Found a few of the air jets partially clogged and cleaned.. cleaned the bowls, double checked slide diaphragms, etc. Idle hunted really bad. Couple spits through the rear carb while...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-06-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
Posted By bloc
Carbs back out. There was a TINY bit of sand in...

Carbs back out. There was a TINY bit of sand in the bottom of each bowl.. but the grains were small enough that I'd have trouble seeing anything like that get lodged in the float needle and hanging...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-06-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
Posted By bloc
I'm not sure where he got the new pump but it was...

I'm not sure where he got the new pump but it was absolutely brand new, never installed, still in a shipping-type zip-lock bag.

Would uneven wearing points effect the operation of a brand-new...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-06-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
Posted By bloc
Where is the emoticon for pulling my hair out? ...

Where is the emoticon for pulling my hair out?

Got the carbs off and checked everything.
All jets factory stock.
Needles at stock 2nd-clip setting (though I moved them to the third since I...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-20-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
Posted By bloc
Exactly the kind of experience I was looking for....

Exactly the kind of experience I was looking for. Thanks for the help.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-20-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
Posted By bloc
Thanks a ton for that info. If the carbs check...

Thanks a ton for that info. If the carbs check out I'll look into what you suggest with the points.

From your description it would seem the spring is what controls fuel pressure.. or has the...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-19-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
Posted By bloc
Bike is probably going up for sale soon, and it...

Bike is probably going up for sale soon, and it will be going to the buyer. Sorry.

And no, no crash bars. I literally didn't touch anything aside from the engine guard, pump, fuel lines, wire...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-17-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
Posted By bloc
Thanks for the advice, but I didn't go anywhere...

Thanks for the advice, but I didn't go anywhere near the carbs. Just removed the 2 front bolts on the bash guard, swung it down, and did all of the work down there. What could I have possibly knocked...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-17-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,420
Posted By bloc
Fuel pump change -> hunting idle?

2004 950 S, cannisterectomy, SAS blocked off, recent valve adjustment, FMF pipes, new air filter, etc.

Recently the fuel pump slowly quit and was replaced. Until finally giving up the ghost, for...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-25-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,429
Posted By bloc
Do yourself a favor and skip Salt Lick. You'd be...

Do yourself a favor and skip Salt Lick. You'd be one of 1000 other tourists there for good, but not great, bbq. Opies out by lake travis is way better, and the riding out there is better as well.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-09-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,727
Posted By bloc
Where did you get your clamp tool? I've had bad...

Where did you get your clamp tool? I've had bad luck with auto parts store tools for similar clamps on CV boots on cars.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-25-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,915
Posted By bloc
Bobistheoilguy is what I'd specifically recommend...

Bobistheoilguy is what I'd specifically recommend to learn about those terms, as well as oils available all over the world. Things like: tbn (total base number, basically how "basic" the oil is when...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-25-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,915
Posted By bloc
Plenty of us know what those numbers mean.. we...

Plenty of us know what those numbers mean.. we took the time to learn.
You can find all of that info and more by going to www.bobistheoilguy.com and educating yourself on the forum.

As far as...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-19-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,996
Posted By bloc
Restaurants: Barley Swine, Torchy's Tacos...

Restaurants: Barley Swine, Torchy's Tacos (seriously. SERIOUSLY.), Trudy's, Any of the food trucks on S. Congress, Snack Bar, Amy's Ice Cream, Home Slice Pizza, Magnolia Cafe, Shady Grove, Chuy's......
Forum: Orange Crush 11-18-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,194
Posted By bloc
The updated housing doesn't have a snapring to...

The updated housing doesn't have a snapring to remove the spring, it just has a recessed hole the size of the spring with a washer in it. The whole housing must be removed and a washer slid out of a...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-16-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,915
Posted By bloc
Motorex 10w50. Though I will be looking into that...

Motorex 10w50. Though I will be looking into that ELF oil someone posted earlier. Their oil works extremely well in VW TDIs going up to triple the factory drain interval. (continued oil performance...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-15-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,194
Posted By bloc
Yeah, updated oil pressure regulator assembly,...

Yeah, updated oil pressure regulator assembly, not just the piston. I did it recently and it totally stopped the flickering oil pressure light, made the cam chain tensioners pump up more quickly, and...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-15-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,194
Posted By bloc
Does your low oil pressure light flicker at idle...

Does your low oil pressure light flicker at idle when the bike is hot? Noisy cam chains?

My bike was bad about missing neutral under these conditions and almost never has the issue now that I...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-14-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,505
Posted By bloc
crofrog is absolutely correct. It'd take a...

crofrog is absolutely correct. It'd take a significant amount of imbalance to get the wheel to move when using its regular bearings.

You can get a decent motorcycle wheel/tire balancing setup for...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-04-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,505
Posted By bloc
I did go to the trouble of balancing my front and...

I did go to the trouble of balancing my front and rear 908RRs... and the front is still trying to murder me. (headshake on hard throttle or above ~75mph)

Maybe I should pull the weight off?
Forum: Orange Crush 11-03-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,895
Posted By bloc
Since most of the oil coming out of the breather...

Since most of the oil coming out of the breather hose would go into the front throttle body, maybe check to see if the plugs look different front to rear? Surely that kind of oil consumption would...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-01-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,382
Posted By bloc
My bike rode great up to 12k feet, only requiring...

My bike rode great up to 12k feet, only requiring less choke than normal to get it started cold.. and this is with factory sea-level jetting.

Even if it turns out to be an issue, $99 for remote...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-01-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,876
Posted By bloc
uhh. yeah. No hilton for $150 apparently. ...

uhh. yeah. No hilton for $150 apparently.

Extended stay places with open parking are $125.. hilton garden inn around $200. (have a garage, iirc)

And that's all right off 6th street. If you...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-31-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,876
Posted By bloc
What woodbutcher said. They are going to...

What woodbutcher said.

They are going to great lengths to prep the track and infrastructure for F1 race type traffic, MotoGP shouldn't be a problem at all. I'd get a hotel closer to town.. you...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-31-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,842
Posted By bloc
This thread has about as much info and pics as...

This thread has about as much info and pics as you could hope to find on the subject. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=714221

The only thing I'd add is to dress the groove on the...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-31-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,520
Posted By bloc
Are SW Motech high-bars still available? I can't...

Are SW Motech high-bars still available? I can't seem to find them anywhere..
Forum: Orange Crush 10-29-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By bloc
Mine has cans, no SAS, and pops quite a bit on...

Mine has cans, no SAS, and pops quite a bit on decel despite the carbs otherwise acting like they are set up correctly. Look for exhaust leaks (fresh air getting sucked in can induce popping) and...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-29-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19,617
Views: 1,013,118
Posted By bloc
There aren't many youtube videos anymore that...

There aren't many youtube videos anymore that make me sit there speechless.. but that's definitely one.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-28-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,842
Posted By bloc
Just to clarify, you can take the piston and...

Just to clarify, you can take the piston and spring out, but it requires removing the whole assembly, not just a c-clip like the older version.

As I said, that upgraded part fixed the flickering...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-26-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,780
Posted By bloc
Glad to hear the chaos was followed by you guys...

Glad to hear the chaos was followed by you guys eventually being ok. An hour is a hell of a long time to wait on EMS.. I've worked on ambulances before and have some idea of how long that must feel...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-26-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,780
Posted By bloc
Looks like 2 people getting treated by EMTs.....

Looks like 2 people getting treated by EMTs.. collision?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-26-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By bloc
Awesome info, thanks. That water crossing.....

Awesome info, thanks.

That water crossing.. challenging due to flow? or type of bottom? ledges on each side?

EDIT: I looked up some video on Youtube.. seems like it should be fine if not...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-26-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By bloc
AdvRonski, you called it. The female ground wire...

AdvRonski, you called it. The female ground wire pin in the main headlight connector was slightly loose and showed signs of getting a little hot as a result.

Thanks for the help.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-26-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By bloc
If I didn't have to work 24 hours starting noon...

If I didn't have to work 24 hours starting noon saturday I'd be there.

Thanks for the tips though.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-25-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By bloc
Thanks for the explanation.. I'll check into it...

Thanks for the explanation.. I'll check into it tomorrow.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-25-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By bloc
With the high-beam indicator lighting up, and...

With the high-beam indicator lighting up, and seemingly independently of the high/low beam settings, it made me wonder if this was some kind of diagnostic or warning light. From looking at the wiring...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-25-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By bloc
Euro light assembly, separate H3 & H7 bulbs.

Euro light assembly, separate H3 & H7 bulbs.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-25-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By bloc
Odd headlight issue

I apologize if this has been brought up before.. I've spent hours looking at wiring diagrams and searching the forums.. not really sure what phrases to use though.

2004 950 Adventure S, euro...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-25-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By bloc
Good gravel within day-trip distance from ATX?

I have tomorrow off work and want to go play a bit on the Dunlop D908RRs before I dismount them (I swear the front tire has a grudge against me) and stick them on a shelf for a real trip.

Can...
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