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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-13-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By AdvRonski
+1

+1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-12-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By AdvRonski
I would expect you're running stock needles, so...

I would expect you're running stock needles, so you could raise them 1 clip position to see how much improvement you feel.
I would recommend the Factory Pro needles at #3, that seems to be a popular...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-05-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By AdvRonski
I've had the Nomad Rider Sherpa tank bag for a...

I've had the Nomad Rider Sherpa tank bag for a couple of years now, and find it works great for me. Slightly smaller than the KTM bag, it allows stand-up off-road clearance, and still holds lots of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-30-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 17,557
Posted By AdvRonski
You're actually moving the mass of the oil tank...

You're actually moving the mass of the oil tank further from the center of gravity, and further beneath the roll axis, which will probably have a negative impact on chassis performance. Take another...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-27-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,050
Posted By AdvRonski
That's great! Who knew I was a gang-banger?

That's great!
Who knew I was a gang-banger?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-21-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 43,898
Posted By AdvRonski
No, the point is that aftermarket slave cylinders...

No, the point is that aftermarket slave cylinders have reduced piston travel compared with the OEM unit, due to the increased thickness of a dual-seal piston. That means that an aftermarket slave...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-20-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,834
Posted By AdvRonski
A socket end wrench would help you get in such a...

A socket end wrench would help you get in such a tight spot-...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,499
Posted By AdvRonski
Is it the OEM clutch jet? I tried the .50 mm...

Is it the OEM clutch jet?
I tried the .50 mm jet, but as soon as the engine warmed up, the clutch dragged horribly. Too much oil in the clutch is as bad as not enough, as far as how clutch action is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-15-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,050
Posted By AdvRonski
Normal oil temps are just a few degrees warmer...

Normal oil temps are just a few degrees warmer than coolant temps, so internal engine components are not going to get much warmer than that. Piston crowns get pretty hot, but rods and cranks do not....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-14-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By AdvRonski
It's not unusual for the radiator fan switch to...

It's not unusual for the radiator fan switch to fail when a second fan is added. The additional current can burn the contacts, until they offer too much resistance to allow any current flow.
Just...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-06-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,050
Posted By AdvRonski
That is some scary shit.

That is some scary shit.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-05-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By AdvRonski
Maybe a picture would help everyone to see what's...

Maybe a picture would help everyone to see what's going on.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-02-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By AdvRonski
Or, you could make your own infinitely adjustable...

Or, you could make your own infinitely adjustable controller for under 20 bucks-

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18105877&postcount=2
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-26-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By AdvRonski
The tank decals can be replaced with carbon...

The tank decals can be replaced with carbon fiber-looking vinyl sheet, providing you have some DIY skills.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=857501

Sponsor stickers can cover some...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-24-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,925
Posted By AdvRonski
Hey, why not make this another oil threadfest? ...

Hey, why not make this another oil threadfest?
Here's a chart that shows the results of a extensive test of 18 motorcycle oils in the 50-weight class. Note that they have varying cold viscosities...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 71,925
Posted By AdvRonski
I know a lot of people have used the .5 mm jet...

I know a lot of people have used the .5 mm jet that CJ Designs sells, but when I went to anything larger than the .3 mm oem jet, it put too much oil into the clutch, and would drag horribly when...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-12-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By AdvRonski
If you mean the bearing in the clutch pressure...

If you mean the bearing in the clutch pressure plate, the parts catalog says it's a 6003.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-31-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,062
Posted By AdvRonski
I found the Facet fuel filter was almost...

I found the Facet fuel filter was almost completely plugged after about 18K miles. It was starting to starve at higher RPM, but never failed completely.
Worth a try, though.
Forum: Vendors 08-28-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 33,486
Posted By AdvRonski
Just installed the kit, took out the Facet pump,...

Just installed the kit, took out the Facet pump, and put the OEM pump back in. Do you have any recommendation about using a vent hose, versus capping the vent? Without the points arcing away in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-28-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By AdvRonski
Are the needle washers in the right places? ...

Are the needle washers in the right places?
Thin washer below the clip, thick washer on top.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-26-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,559
Posted By AdvRonski
You need to find a wiring diagram for your 990....

You need to find a wiring diagram for your 990. This stuff isn't black magic, you must determine which circuits a blown fuse feeds, including those you have added. You're looking for a short in a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-26-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,026
Posted By AdvRonski
I bought an FMF Q muffler from an inmate here...

I bought an FMF Q muffler from an inmate here that went to a 2-1 system. It was a left side can, but is a bolt-on fit on the right side. I was amazed at how quiet is is. Much quieter that the Q on my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,438
Posted By AdvRonski
Make sure the kill switch above the starter...

Make sure the kill switch above the starter button is on?
I know, pretty obvious, but still.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,563
Posted By AdvRonski
I've put 30K miles on an SE front rim with not...

I've put 30K miles on an SE front rim with not one ding. After the initial install, the spokes haven't needed any adjustment, either.
Having a black rim on the front, and a silver out back is the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-17-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,749
Posted By AdvRonski
Well, I have a KBB on the rear with about 1200...

Well, I have a KBB on the rear with about 1200 miles on, and I'll be surprised if it makes it to 2000. I'm not impressed at all with it's off road performance, on dirt, sand or gravel.
I find it a...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 08-11-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,308
Posted By AdvRonski
I made a 2-day ride out of the NWAT, by...

I made a 2-day ride out of the NWAT, by short-cutting the loop East of Park Falls.

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc290/AdvRonski/Maps/nwat14.jpg...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-11-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12,108
Views: 668,867
Posted By AdvRonski
Sorry, but I've forgotten. Do you get the...

Sorry, but I've forgotten.
Do you get the physical first, and then the paperwork,
Or is it the other way 'round?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-07-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,033
Posted By AdvRonski
I think Great Sand Dunes would make a good rest...

I think Great Sand Dunes would make a good rest day. You can climb the dunes in the AM, then back down and actually rest during the heat of the day. Then climb up again at dusk. The dunes are...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-05-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,564
Posted By AdvRonski
Bryan, what do you know about Burnett and Douglas...

Bryan, what do you know about Burnett and Douglas county ATV trails?
Are they open to licensed DS bikes?
The VV maps show them as being open to "motorbikes"-
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-05-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By AdvRonski
Where are you now, and where are you headed?

Where are you now, and where are you headed?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-04-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By AdvRonski
You can get the needles separately from...

You can get the needles separately from Advmachines for 20 bucks each-

http://www.advmachines.com/product_p/keihincvm-float-needle.htm
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-04-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,642
Posted By AdvRonski
I've been down Black Bear on the 540, and look...

I've been down Black Bear on the 540, and look forward to taking the 950 down it next time.
The part I'm most concerned about is getting down the switchbacks clean with the limited steering lock on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-31-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 21,613
Posted By AdvRonski
Just completed removing the right caliper &...

Just completed removing the right caliper & rotor, installed an SE brake master. I was expecting to be disappointed in braking performance, until I could afford to put the 320mm rotor on.
But, I'm...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-30-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,672
Posted By AdvRonski
+1 I just put up with the high speed...

+1
I just put up with the high speed instability of the Heidi's, but was very happy to put something else on when they wore out.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-28-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,831
Posted By AdvRonski
You don't need to drain the coolant to replace...

You don't need to drain the coolant to replace the switch. Just have the new one in your other hand, and screw it in quickly.
You can bleed the radiator if you feel you lost too much coolant, but I...
Forum: Regional forums 07-25-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 112,803
Posted By AdvRonski
What about the possibility of showing up later in...

What about the possibility of showing up later in the week, and signing up at the event?
I'm still not sure what my schedule will allow.
Forum: Vendors 07-24-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 33,486
Posted By AdvRonski
PM sent. I hope you have some kits in stock.

PM sent.
I hope you have some kits in stock.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-14-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By AdvRonski
The 2003 bikes did not come with centerstands,...

The 2003 bikes did not come with centerstands, and there are different length stands, depending on whether it is an S model or not. So, it probably has the wrong stand for that bike.
More info at...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-04-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19,447
Views: 779,178
Posted By AdvRonski
Here are the tracks for the St. Croix Adv Trail,...

Here are the tracks for the St. Croix Adv Trail, which are also available at Dual Sport Maps.com. Most of this is used in the Norsemen Dual Sport ride out of Danbury in September.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-01-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,186
Posted By AdvRonski
The very small piece of frame material you need...

The very small piece of frame material you need to remove on an '04 bike is just a small part of the bracing for the brackets that the centerstand bolts to. There is no loss of frame integrity to...
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