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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-19-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 864
Posted By Louge
This picture leads me to believe you've had some...

This picture leads me to believe you've had some sand in your mangina for the last 6000Ks. :umph
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-19-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,734
Posted By Louge
Sounds encouraging Whizzer! :thumb Please post...

Sounds encouraging Whizzer! :thumb Please post back after you get a few more validation miles on 'er.

The starter relay didn't fix mine. The TPS was also exhibiting some strange voltages outside...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-19-2010, 06:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,793
Posted By Louge
I glanced into mine once and was literally blind...

I glanced into mine once and was literally blind for many seconds thereafter. :huh
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-19-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,793
Posted By Louge
At 6.8A you should be good-to-go without a relay....

At 6.8A you should be good-to-go without a relay. My 4100K 55W Philips low beam has a 20A breakover current. I'm running the external relay that came in the kit with a 30A fuse directly off the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,793
Posted By Louge
Highly recommend you use a relay, the initial...

Highly recommend you use a relay, the initial breakover current will be ~20A before settling back to ~3A.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-16-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,793
Posted By Louge
Kelvin color scale (having trouble inserting it...

Kelvin color scale (having trouble inserting it as an image.)

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTG2SuMWNwp5tjYM7I3XG07HSKFpkFl8zz5ztBY6tTdKjX8YLc&t=1&usg=__BY7XlXEZDUVw8tO53n9IRNJKbUk=
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-15-2010, 06:22 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 39,728
Posted By Louge
That shiny small block V8 lookin' air filter...

That shiny small block V8 lookin' air filter looks familiar. :freaky
Wonder what else is mounted in it's neighbor hood. :dunno

Great pix guys ... we're all envious as hell. :thumb
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-15-2010, 04:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,419
Posted By Louge
This and Scotch Super 33 (slightly thinner, self...

This and Scotch Super 33 (slightly thinner, self vulcanizing) is their best tape. Both can be found at Home Depot. FWIW ~ I have several wraps of the Super 33 on my left bar ... no issues 5 years...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-14-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By Louge
My 55W 4100K low beam melted the mailbox from 100...

My 55W 4100K low beam melted the mailbox from 100 yds away.
The PIAA Super White high beam added little to nothing over the top.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-09-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,356
Posted By Louge
Is this the section? TAT run ... TE 510 up...

Is this the section?

TAT run ... TE 510 up top
http://sherpa.smugmug.com/Travel/TAT-2007/IMG0095/185137266_kWi3G-L.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-06-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,419
Posted By Louge
Adding left side heat shrink or electrical tape...

Adding left side heat shrink or electrical tape will also help ergonomically match the right side.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-04-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,193
Posted By Louge
Soon after leaving the ITV, proper paperwork...

Soon after leaving the ITV, proper paperwork :deal in hand, we return to our regularly scheduled programming.

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-03-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,193
Posted By Louge
The pre 05.5 bikes lacked a crankcase breather...

The pre 05.5 bikes lacked a crankcase breather line check valve. This allows oil vapor to enter the airbox in the front cylinder area. The bike may also have been overfilled with oil contributing to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-03-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By Louge
Seal the Facet with RTV to waterproof it. :thumb

Seal the Facet with RTV to waterproof it. :thumb
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-01-2010, 04:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By Louge
Bleeding 'lite'

Idle the bike with the rad cap off while occasionally rocking it from side to side on the centerstand. This will remove most but not all of the air from the system. The next two rides (assuming your...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2010, 06:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,734
Posted By Louge
Its a 'no crank' situation ... inoperative...

Its a 'no crank' situation ... inoperative starter button. This is what lead me to order the starter relay.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-26-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,734
Posted By Louge
No backfire here either ... just severe bucking...

No backfire here either ... just severe bucking or total cutout with the tach going immediately to zero.
Sometimes the starter button will work, sometimes I need to recycle the ignition to get it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-26-2010, 05:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,734
Posted By Louge
Inspected my sidestand bypass yesterday ... it...

Inspected my sidestand bypass yesterday ... it was fine.

Disconnected the TPS thinking it might have a intermittent dead spot causing the ECU to jump between normal and default maps. Haven't...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-24-2010, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By Louge
Iridium NGK CR8EIX plugs will also help.

Iridium NGK CR8EIX plugs will also help.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-22-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By Louge
16-45 gearing causes sport bikers to stare....

16-45 gearing causes sport bikers to stare. :scratch

:photog
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-21-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,493
Posted By Louge
I'm also planning a move West in the next 12...

I'm also planning a move West in the next 12 months.
This site is worth a look:

http://www.findyourspot.com/

You can save the results and redo filter parameters.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-21-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,611
Posted By Louge
Timely bump ... whizzerwheel and I are both...

Timely bump ... whizzerwheel and I are both chasing intermittent bucking problems (partial to total ignition loss). The ignition and kill switches have been cleaned, wiring harness inspected and re...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-21-2010, 04:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,612
Posted By Louge
<hijack> For vertical oil filters cut the end off...

<hijack> For vertical oil filters cut the end off a 2 liter Coke bottle to remove ... no more mess. </hijack>
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-19-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,734
Posted By Louge
Hosed all the dirt off under the tanks this...

Hosed all the dirt off under the tanks this morning and let the bike dry in the sun. The outboard 30A fuse is very loose. I had to look at a wiring diagram to validate this was nothing more than a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-18-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 59,613
Posted By Louge
Good stuff Craig ... any word on that...

Good stuff Craig ... any word on that super-secret project??? :ear
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-18-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,734
Posted By Louge
I'm experiencing the exact same symptoms,...

I'm experiencing the exact same symptoms, occasional hard bucking or total cutout. Sometimes it'll start right back up, sometimes requires recycling the key. Tach goes to zero immediately.

*...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-17-2010, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By Louge
McMaster-Carr

McMaster-Carr
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,734
Posted By Louge
The ignition switch has been known to cause the...

The ignition switch has been known to cause the same symptoms. Use a Dremel cutting wheel to make a screwdriver slot in the security screws. Unplug the switch and remove.

Remove the two screws...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-14-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 932
Posted By Louge
Hell of a first post ... glad you lived to fight...

Hell of a first post ... glad you lived to fight another day.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-12-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,418
Posted By Louge
Indeed! I've had luck using a piece of .020"...

Indeed! I've had luck using a piece of .020" safety wire looped through the valve stem and through the rim. It can still take some time to line up but spares the knuckles.

Harbor Freight sells a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-12-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,418
Posted By Louge
UHDs

I've run UHDs for 25K miles and never flatted. Same for my Husky 510, 9K miles through the TAT and numerous off-road miles, no flats.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-08-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By Louge
The Garmin will draw upwards of 1A.

The Garmin will draw upwards of 1A.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-07-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,261
Posted By Louge
ACC1 and ACC2 were originally rated at 5A, later...

ACC1 and ACC2 were originally rated at 5A, later 'uprated' to 10A with a simple fuse change without respecifying the wire AWG. You'll have no issues running the LEDs or GPS but will need a relay to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-07-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By Louge
Spot-on. A paperclip works if you're out in...

Spot-on.

A paperclip works if you're out in BFE, the fan will remain on continuously.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-06-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 26,602
Posted By Louge
Exemplary effort. :bow Be sure to leave the...

Exemplary effort. :bow Be sure to leave the tie-wraps a click or two loose so the wiring harness can float and not get pinched.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-03-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,877
Posted By Louge
You're welcome to try my Renazco ... I'm in...

You're welcome to try my Renazco ... I'm in Germantown.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-02-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By Louge
Recommend UHDs over HD tubes, in 24K miles I've...

Recommend UHDs over HD tubes, in 24K miles I've never flatted.

Several stainless steel tie wraps will hold a tire on if you're in an inconvenient place to change it.

New steel sprockets and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-02-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,644
Posted By Louge
The fuse wouldn't cause the current leakage ......

The fuse wouldn't cause the current leakage ... verify that the GPS doesn't draw current when 'off'. If so change it over to the ignition fed accessory fuse.

BTW ... some of your fuses are...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-02-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,644
Posted By Louge
Goodon˙a Geek :thumb I had a 3AG fuse...

Goodon˙a Geek :thumb

I had a 3AG fuse acting as a resistor in a car once. The symptoms were partial gas tank readings. The fuse 'appeared' visually ok, finally put an ohmmeter on it ... viola,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-24-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,071
Posted By Louge
Check your wiring from the gear selector switch...

Check your wiring from the gear selector switch (under the shifter) to its plug and beyond.

Disabling the sidestand switch will not affect the neutral light.
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