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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-19-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,289
Posted By kitjv
Absolutely. If figured that if I was able to test...

Absolutely. If figured that if I was able to test the longevity of the OEM fuel pump, I can certainly do the same for either the Dr. Bean or the Facet. :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-19-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,289
Posted By kitjv
After reading the threads on the Dr. Bean kit,...

After reading the threads on the Dr. Bean kit, I'm vacillating between that & the Facet pump. I have to admit that I like the simplicity of the Dr. Bean kit.
And from what I have read, I can see no...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-19-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,289
Posted By kitjv
Thanks, Zoob. Replacing the points certainly...

Thanks, Zoob. Replacing the points certainly seems like a cheap alternative. But swapping out the OEM unit for a Facet appears to be a preferable long-term solution.

And thanks for the link to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,289
Posted By kitjv
In reading through the thread on installing the...

In reading through the thread on installing the Facet 40171, I came across a reference to "cpmodem's Facet installation instructions". Can someone kindly point me in that direction? Thanks!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,289
Posted By kitjv
Orangecicle: Thanks for the info. I will look...

Orangecicle: Thanks for the info. I will look into the Facet.

Mortimersickle: I assume that the link you posted is a rebuild kit for the OEM fuel pump? Although a cheaper fix, I personally would...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,289
Posted By kitjv
Question Need Fuel Pump Update

I have been off of this forum for quite awhile. I have an '05 950 Adventure with the OEM fuel pump. Until a few days ago, the bike has run flawlessly. But as fate would have it, I was riding down a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-27-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,010
Posted By kitjv
Thank you, guys, for all the suggestions. Having...

Thank you, guys, for all the suggestions. Having used other Pirellis on other bike, I think that I will give the MT21 a chance. Thanks again.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-24-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,010
Posted By kitjv
Thanks, Scott. The TKC is on my short list.

Thanks, Scott. The TKC is on my short list.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-24-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,010
Posted By kitjv
Thanks, Seth. Here on the high desert of central...

Thanks, Seth. Here on the high desert of central Oregon we don't even know what mud is. :D

Now I just have to decide on which tire.....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-24-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,010
Posted By kitjv
Question 950 Adventure Front Tire Question

I am finally getting around to installing a knobbie front tire on my '05 950 Adventure for the first time. Since the front fender has NOT been raised, is there a clearance issue with any particular...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-08-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,238
Posted By kitjv
Well, after being out of town for a couple of...

Well, after being out of town for a couple of weeks, I finally got chance to install the new battery. Looks like the problem is solved. Apparently the old battery had a dead cell(s). With the new...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-20-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,238
Posted By kitjv
The battery is 6 years old & admittedly has had...

The battery is 6 years old & admittedly has had trouble holding a charge for months now. So, it's time.

Also, I noticed that during the few seconds that the engine is cranking before it starts,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-20-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,238
Posted By kitjv
Well, I ran 12V power directly to the fuel pump &...

Well, I ran 12V power directly to the fuel pump & it ran continuously.

So, I think the next logical step will be to install a battery when it arrives next week. Since the old battery will not...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-20-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,238
Posted By kitjv
Muchos gracias. I will check the pump today.

Muchos gracias. I will check the pump today.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-19-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,238
Posted By kitjv
Fuel pump is the original OEM & ,yes, a...

Fuel pump is the original OEM & ,yes, a canisterectomy has been done.

Quick question: Since I have not had occasion to delve into the fuel pump, where do I connect the positive & negative leads...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-19-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,238
Posted By kitjv
Thanks, CP, for the info. I'll see if I can...

Thanks, CP, for the info. I'll see if I can narrow things down a bit first.

However, just a few moments ago I did notice the following. With the OEM battery fully charged to 12.75V, th engine...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-19-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,238
Posted By kitjv
Question Troubleshooting Diagnostic Tree

I have a '05 950 Adventure that decided to die while at idle & refused to restart. Rather than burden anyone until I can better narrow the cause of the problem (as well as buy a new battery first), I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-18-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 93,411
Posted By kitjv
Has anyone tried the PowerSonic PTZ14S AGM...

Has anyone tried the PowerSonic PTZ14S AGM battery (12AH, CCA: 190-230 depending on which website)? Price is about $70 - $90).

Thanks.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-28-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,515
Posted By kitjv
No worries. I have thick skin. After I posted the...

No worries. I have thick skin. After I posted the message it occurred to me that there has to be a thread on this topic. Looks like I just "stepped in it".
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-28-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,515
Posted By kitjv
All right, I get the subtle hint. Just relax. As...

All right, I get the subtle hint. Just relax. As the OP, consider this thread finished.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-28-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,515
Posted By kitjv
Question Engine Oil Recommendation

I have been using Motorex Synt 4T ( 10W50) in my '05 950 Adventure for the past few years. Unfortunately, the price of Motorex at my local dealer has gone through the ceiling. So I am curious what...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-20-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By kitjv
Question The State of the Seal

I have been out of the loop for a while. So I need an update on the current water pump seal for the 950ADV.

About 2 years ago I replaced the old-style water pump shaft seal with the newer "grey"...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-16-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By kitjv
Perfect. For an emergency situation, this would...

Perfect. For an emergency situation, this would to seem to work just fine.

Thank you.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-16-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By kitjv
OK. Makes sense. Since the jumper must remain in...

OK. Makes sense. Since the jumper must remain in place for the bike to run, it would seem that a more secure method of attaching the jumper wires would be essential. Any suggestions?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-16-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By kitjv
Thanks, Garmei. That was the post. Now I am...

Thanks, Garmei. That was the post.

Now I am curious how the jumper is connected with the fuses in place. Also, will connecting the jumper actuate the starter or simply switch the ignition circuit...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-16-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By kitjv
Question Ignition Switch Jumper

A year or two ago I remember a post on this forum for making an emergency jumper wire ( for the 950) in the event of an ignition switch failure, broken key, etc. As I recall, the jumper would connect...
Forum: Alaska 06-11-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 59,877
Posted By kitjv
Pissed Jermo & Gina, How can you enjoy such...

Jermo & Gina,

How can you enjoy such hedonistic self-indulgence in France while yer ol' man is stuck at home nursing a new titanium hip & watching the freakin' Travel Channel?

Come to think of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-01-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By kitjv
Thanks, Guys. I appreciate it.:D

Thanks, Guys. I appreciate it.:D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By kitjv
I have purchased from them as well with no...

I have purchased from them as well with no problems.

Thanks!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-30-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By kitjv
Question D.I.D. Chain Source

It's about time to replace the drive chain on my '05 950 Adventure. Any online recommendations? A good price is important, as well as good, reliable service.

Also, does anyone sell a front/rear...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-04-2009, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,196
Posted By kitjv
I tried that as well. Rolling downhill in neutral...

I tried that as well. Rolling downhill in neutral at 16mph, I popped it into 2nd. Nothing but wheel slide. Unlike some other bikes, while the clutch lever was pulled in, I wasn't able to lift the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,196
Posted By kitjv
Question Bump Start Difficulties

Thinking that my battery was too discharged to turn over the starter, I decided to bump start my '05 950 Adv down a relatively steep hill. I switched on the ignition, pulled in the clutch & snicked...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-25-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By kitjv
Question 950 Fuel Filter

It has been a while since I have been back here. No excuses, just lots of riding. However, I was hoping that someone could bring me up to speed on the 950 fuel filter topic.

Like a lot of you, 3...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-06-2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,651
Posted By kitjv
Talking Another option....I believe that Dennis Kirk...

Another option....I believe that Dennis Kirk still sells an aftermarket helmet lock that attaches securely to the back of the sidecase brace. Works for me.

Kit
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-02-2008, 10:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,277
Posted By kitjv
MT90 -90/90/21. Mounted & balanced the new front...

MT90 -90/90/21. Mounted & balanced the new front Scorp this morning. No wobble. Conclusion: I had a bad tire.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-01-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,277
Posted By kitjv
Installed new front Scorp last week. (Actually I...

Installed new front Scorp last week. (Actually I bought the tire about 14 months ago). Wobbled at 25-45mph. After checking the likely culprits, I re-installed the old Scorp. No wobble. Logic suggests...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-01-2008, 11:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,496
Posted By kitjv
Two additonal suggestions: (1) Use RuGlyde...

Two additonal suggestions:

(1) Use RuGlyde as a tire lube for both removing & installing tires. Great stuff.
(2) When installing a HD tube, I lightly inflate & place the tube in the tire prior to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-30-2007, 04:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,691
Posted By kitjv
Is Shell Rotella T only available in 10W40;...

Is Shell Rotella T only available in 10W40; rather than the 10W50 or 5W40 recommended for the 950?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-27-2007, 10:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,691
Posted By kitjv
Question Motorex Oil Prices

I stopped by my local dealer today :cryfor a few liters of Motorex 10W50. Price increased from $11.95 to $15.95 per liter. Ouch! Before I consider using an alternative, does anyone have an online...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-17-2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By kitjv
Hmmm. I assuming, of course, that the threads are...

Hmmm. I assuming, of course, that the threads are clean & not damaged. Definitely have your dealer look at it -- if for no other reason, to establish a paper trail if this becomes an issue in the...
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