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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By erappaport
The Facet seems to have fallen out of vogue since...

The Facet seems to have fallen out of vogue since the advent of Dr. Bean.. not quite as clean since you are going with a non-stock item, but there's a thread in the HOW that describes a good...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,160
Posted By erappaport
Have heard of using a soldering iron to heat...

Have heard of using a soldering iron to heat loc-tited fasteners without overheating what they are threaded into. Seems like it would work..
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-21-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,160
Posted By erappaport
I hate it when stuff like that happens.. once you...

I hate it when stuff like that happens.. once you start wondering, all you can do is walk back in and throw a bucket on the campfire.

If you do wind up going back in, somebody (not me) shared an...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-21-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,577
Posted By erappaport
Thanks! I'll tell Santa.

Thanks! I'll tell Santa.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-21-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,577
Posted By erappaport
Is somebody selling this as a kit?

Is somebody selling this as a kit?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-21-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,356
Posted By erappaport
Good idea. Maybe I will, If I can make the time....

Good idea. Maybe I will, If I can make the time. Is it as simple as it sounds?
(famous last words, right up there with "Hey! Watch this!" and "Hold my beer!")



Do the fiber discs care which...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-21-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By erappaport
Was there an old issue with failed sending units...

Was there an old issue with failed sending units on these? Dim memory..
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-20-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,356
Posted By erappaport
Well, after careful measurement I determined that...

Well, after careful measurement I determined that the old and new pushrods were the same length, 283 mm measured from bearing surface to bearing surface.. so it's back together with the new rod, and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,160
Posted By erappaport
You go!! What happened to your Iron Man avatar? I...

You go!! What happened to your Iron Man avatar? I kind of liked it..:lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-17-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,160
Posted By erappaport
Yeah, forget about sprockets and lube, I want to...

Yeah, forget about sprockets and lube, I want to know how you keep it that clean!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-17-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,356
Posted By erappaport
Yeah, it's hard to see how it could make a...

Yeah, it's hard to see how it could make a difference, unless I am way off in my understanding of how the clutch works. I wondered about oiling, but it seems like there is plenty of room in there for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-17-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,356
Posted By erappaport
Yeah, thanks. I noticed that yesterday after...

Yeah, thanks. I noticed that yesterday after staring at the pics for awhile myself. And from the book, it looks like the second plate in should be rotated to match the rest?

What nobody seems to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,356
Posted By erappaport
Yup, that sounds familiar. Did you change oil...

Yup, that sounds familiar. Did you change oil jets when you switched pushrods, or stay with what was in there?


Good thread! Though hoping my Bellville spring is fine, since it was shifting like...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,356
Posted By erappaport
Just for reference, this from my original post: ...

Just for reference, this from my original post:



So in answer to your questions, I don't honestly remember how hard it used to be to roll the bike around in gear with the clutch pulled in. Who...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,356
Posted By erappaport
Well, SOMETHING is up.. Today I reassembled...

Well, SOMETHING is up..

Today I reassembled things using the old pushrod and the original fasteners from the pressure disc. (I cleaned up the iffy one with a 6mm die and everything went together...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,356
Posted By erappaport
Interesting. Maybe the PO was into the clutch at...

Interesting. Maybe the PO was into the clutch at some point, though it's hard not to wonder if someone is Mattinghoffen was just out of 16mm bolts on a Friday afternoon. All of the female threads...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-13-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,356
Posted By erappaport
OK.. so putting things back together for testing,...

OK.. so putting things back together for testing, going to start with replacing the old pushrod just to make sure something else hasn't changed before going forward..

In the midst of this, I've...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-06-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,559
Posted By erappaport
Yeah, everything everybody says here is true....

Yeah, everything everybody says here is true. Dual sport bikes make great commuters in general, and this is the best of all dual sport bikes, ergo..

If, in fact you are actually shopping for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,356
Posted By erappaport
It sounds like this would cause slippage rather...

It sounds like this would cause slippage rather than drag, wouldn't it? Though will be sure that the pushrod and cross-pin are properly seated in the spacer when I have it all apart again.

And am...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-04-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,356
Posted By erappaport
I seem to have lost track of the packaging for...

I seem to have lost track of the packaging for the newer pushrod, I ordered it awhile ago, and then the job got pushed back. That said, I'm pretty sure it is the latest version. I did find my old...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-03-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,356
Posted By erappaport
Amen. And of course there is other more urgent...

Amen. And of course there is other more urgent stuff I SHOULD be thinking about, but hard to set something like this aside in your brain.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-03-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,356
Posted By erappaport
Hm. Interesting. Good to know that it should all...

Hm. Interesting. Good to know that it should all go back together, in theory.

Not sure what I could have reassembled incorrectly, all I did was undo the 6 bolts, remove the clutch hub, change...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-02-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,356
Posted By erappaport
Thank you, everyone. Gotta set this aside and hit...

Thank you, everyone. Gotta set this aside and hit the road for work until next week. :puke1

For now, I can confirm that I didn't lose the ball bearing, (not installed when I fitted the Evo unit...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-01-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,356
Posted By erappaport
Yeah, I think that's probably my next move. I'm...

Yeah, I think that's probably my next move. I'm mostly just trying to sort out what thought I knew about this job from what I'm finding out.

My understanding was that the new clutch pushrod was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-01-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,356
Posted By erappaport
The bike was retrofitted with an Evo slave a few...

The bike was retrofitted with an Evo slave a few years ago, which has no steel ball as part of the setup. Maybe it was supposed to, (!) but had been working just fine without.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-01-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,356
Posted By erappaport
Clutch Not Working After Pushrod Replacement

Silver 03/04 950 Adventure, 26K

End-of-season service time here in Maine, and this year I decided it was finally time to replace the clutch pushrod seal. Everything came apart easily, and while...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By erappaport
Thank you. Mystery solved. I'd never seen one...

Thank you. Mystery solved. I'd never seen one before. :beer



And yes.
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By erappaport
Well, there, by crikey. I didn't even have to...

Well, there, by crikey. I didn't even have to find a 12-year old to help.
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By erappaport
Yup. Apologies. Working on it. Stand by..

Yup. Apologies. Working on it. Stand by..
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By erappaport
Question Mystery Relay R90/6

http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh492/erappaport012/R90/IMG_0371_zps610c48e6.jpg

Can anybody help me ID this electrical component? (1976 R90/6) Based on its appearance, and the wires leading...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 834
Posted By erappaport
Well, I'm sure that like most of the stuff I did...

Well, I'm sure that like most of the stuff I did in high school, I remember being better at it than I actually was.
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,386
Posted By erappaport
Nice rigging job! And pretty bike. If you tell me...

Nice rigging job! And pretty bike. If you tell me how you got the cases so clean, I'll introduce you to my friend who built a boat in his basement and mis-measured the door opening. Boat is still...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 834
Posted By erappaport
Thanks. My last experience with points before...

Thanks. My last experience with points before this bike was my '72 International Harvester pickup back in high school. (And in a few lawn mower engines at about the same time.) You could just set the...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 834
Posted By erappaport
Good thread. I just installed a Dyna points...

Good thread. I just installed a Dyna points booster, you're right, it's a simple wiring job, though nice to have the pix and commentary to help get things in the right place without too much hunting....
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,558
Posted By erappaport
Good on you for going riding today, there I was...

Good on you for going riding today, there I was thinking I had a couple more weeks to get rolling, but I guess spring is here. If you see a black R90/6 on Congress Street soon, hopefully it's me.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-21-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,164
Posted By erappaport
You need to work on your memory. :rofl

You need to work on your memory. :rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-02-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,136
Posted By erappaport
I think that this sums it up the best, these...

I think that this sums it up the best, these bikes are small-production machines meant to be ridden and worked on by people who know what they are doing, or are willing to figure it out. I used to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-02-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By erappaport
I think any quality fuel hose of the right ID...

I think any quality fuel hose of the right ID will work fine. I've been using the NAPA stuff for years. Outboard motors use a similar product which is specifically design for exposure to the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-24-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,285
Posted By erappaport
Full disclosure: I love my 950 and don't mind...

Full disclosure: I love my 950 and don't mind (too much) all of the tinkering it asks for.. But this said, I often feel like "built for racing" can also mean "built to be torn down routinely and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-16-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,247
Posted By erappaport
Would this be the result of clogged pilot jets...

Would this be the result of clogged pilot jets after sitting? Having some symptoms like this with a bike just out of storage, and nothing in the intake tract was messed with over the winter, so no...
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