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Forum: Orange Crush Today, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By Cycletech
10% is that much. Do a leak-down on the engine,...

10% is that much. Do a leak-down on the engine, see if the valves are sealing. Is it using oil or smoking?
Forum: Orange Crush 10-14-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By Cycletech
I adjusted the float level from approx 2mm to the...

I adjusted the float level from approx 2mm to the prescribed 3mm, now it is lean and flat everywhere. I guess I'll go back to the 2mm, stick with 42, 160,165. I'm really tempted to do 165/165, to try...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-13-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By Cycletech
Stock, with pre-filter

Stock, with pre-filter
Forum: Orange Crush 10-13-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By Cycletech
It runs, like shit. Made a change to the float...

It runs, like shit. Made a change to the float level while the carbs were off, bad decision. :puke1 I've never seen a bike so reliant on float level.

Other than that, all is well. Haven't taken...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-12-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By Cycletech
Keith, You and I are thinking along the same...

Keith, You and I are thinking along the same lines, 950 cams for carbs, 990 cams for injection. I woke up at 4:30 thinking about this. :becca
...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-11-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By Cycletech
I tried using a screwdriver but it was obvious...

I tried using a screwdriver but it was obvious that wasn't going to work, the o-ring holding it in has too much tension. I ended up modifying a small puller to grab it from the inside, then a good...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-11-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By Cycletech
Thanks! This is exactly what I need. Surprised...

Thanks! This is exactly what I need. Surprised they say to use a screwdriver to pry it out though. :huh
Forum: Orange Crush 10-10-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By Cycletech
Pulled the trans out of the old 950 first thing...

Pulled the trans out of the old 950 first thing today, everything looked good, thankfully.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m154/cycletech/IMG_20141010_112108_013_zps14909658.jpg

Main...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-10-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By Cycletech
Wouldn't the SD pipes hurt the low end power?...

Wouldn't the SD pipes hurt the low end power? Going back to the 950 cams I'm looking for low-end torque, either cams give me more than I need at the top.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-09-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By Cycletech
Took the 950 out for one more spin today, to warm...

Took the 950 out for one more spin today, to warm up the oil, and check on my truck.

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Forum: Orange Crush 10-09-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By Cycletech
That's me. :norton It often leads to next day-ing...

That's me. :norton It often leads to next day-ing parts, robbing parts off something else, etc..
Forum: Orange Crush 10-09-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By Cycletech
Johan, All good points! I do tend to "attack"...

Johan, All good points! I do tend to "attack" these types of projects, rather than taking my time. :gun1
Forum: Orange Crush 10-08-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By Cycletech
No, don't plug them, they should be vented...

No, don't plug them, they should be vented outside the air box.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-08-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By Cycletech
Gearing up to re-gear transmission

After more than a year of riding my 950 with a 990SD engine, I'm finally getting around to swapping the old 950 trans into the 990 engine. Original engine swap thread...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-03-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By Cycletech
For those who have the tall 2up already: what's...

For those who have the tall 2up already: what's your seat height? My current SC tall is right at 37".
Forum: Orange Crush 10-01-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Cycletech
New problem, or new bike?

New problem, or new bike?
Forum: Orange Crush 10-01-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By Cycletech
Sounds like it's a good fit for most. I just...

Sounds like it's a good fit for most. I just sprung for the tall version, will report back. :deal
Forum: Orange Crush 09-30-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By Cycletech
I just replaced mine due to the rubber ends being...

I just replaced mine due to the rubber ends being worn. I don't think they were seating all the way, all the time. Might be a good thing to check. If these are worn I'd replace the float needles too....
Forum: Orange Crush 09-30-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By Cycletech
950/990 Seat Concepts 2UP Comfort

I have Seat Concepts version 1 tall seat on my 950. It's better than stock, but still kills me after 150 miles. Anyone tried the Seat Concepts 2UP Comfort seat? Looks dished, maybe a little wider.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-19-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By Cycletech
We will convert you :freaky

We will convert you :freaky
Forum: Orange Crush 09-19-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By Cycletech
Almost called the guy, then came to my senses and...

Almost called the guy, then came to my senses and figured someone was already making a deal on it. I have an 05.5, they're great bikes. Enjoy the heck out it!
Forum: Orange Crush 09-19-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By Cycletech
Is this the Craigslist 950 from Philly? That was...

Is this the Craigslist 950 from Philly? That was a smoking deal! :thumb
Forum: Orange Crush 09-19-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Cycletech
Pete, You could do that, although CV carbs...

Pete, You could do that, although CV carbs without an accelerator pump don't like doing morning chores without being choked. Maybe plug the troubled one and start it on one choke, until you get the...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-19-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Cycletech
The elbow is metal covered by a rubber boot. The...

The elbow is metal covered by a rubber boot. The plastic piece it straight, threading into the carb. At least on my 950 it's that way. I have a second hand one you're welcome too, but it's in...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-04-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,503
Posted By Cycletech
Thanks for the tip. I'll check the end play on...

Thanks for the tip. I'll check the end play on both boxes before i split the cases, sometime this winter...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-02-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,503
Posted By Cycletech
Thumbs down Well after 800 miles with the new engine I can...

Well after 800 miles with the new engine I can tell you if you're thinking about this swap, don't do it. The gearing is just wrong for the Adventure and like others have pointed out, changing the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-26-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,503
Posted By Cycletech
I missed the 950 6th gear a bit, found myself...

I missed the 950 6th gear a bit, found myself trying to shift up when there wasn't a higher gear, a few times. 5k rpm @ 75 mph with 17-42 gearing. I may do some single track later today, I'll report...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-25-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,503
Posted By Cycletech
I wish I could say I was fast, I've lost some of...

I wish I could say I was fast, I've lost some of what I had over the years. I used to turn wrenches for a living. Swapping this engine would have been done before lunch, 15 years ago..

The bike...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-25-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,503
Posted By Cycletech
New o-rings solved the fuel leak at the carbs. It...

New o-rings solved the fuel leak at the carbs. It wasn't easy finding six o-rings that are fuel compatible, on a Saturday morning. After buying an o-ring set from Napa and abandoning them because the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-24-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,503
Posted By Cycletech
The grean ground wire coming off the voltage...

The grean ground wire coming off the voltage regulator; where does it ground to? TIA
Forum: Orange Crush 08-24-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,503
Posted By Cycletech
Nope, no problem fitting the carbs. :norton ...

Nope, no problem fitting the carbs. :norton

Three main things I carried over from the old engine:


Coolant temp sensor in the rear head
Exhaust studs
Ignition trigger wheel

When I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,045,154
Posted By Cycletech
UTI - I get them all the time. Kidney stones so...

UTI - I get them all the time. Kidney stones so big they've taken one out through my back. Pissing out of your back is a new experience...

Drink water or clear fluids, rest, antibiotics, doctor,...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,503
Posted By Cycletech
It runs! Fired right up with no leaks, no...

It runs! Fired right up with no leaks, no rattles.

Developed a fuel leak at the brass spigot on the front carb that I'll try to fix tomorrow. I was planning on riding to work Sunday (VA to NC),...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,503
Posted By Cycletech
I know it's a compromise right now, something I...

I know it's a compromise right now, something I may need to revisit in the future. Goal for today is to get the bike back up and running. Plus, if I pulled the engine apart and had running issues...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,503
Posted By Cycletech
Old lump out, new lump should be here soon....

Old lump out, new lump should be here soon. :drums

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m154/cycletech/DSC09310_zps385cb791.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 08-21-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,503
Posted By Cycletech
Brents, thanks for the info.

Brents, thanks for the info.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-21-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,503
Posted By Cycletech
Motomedic, Thanks for the offer. The biggest...

Motomedic, Thanks for the offer. The biggest thing i have is 1 1/2. Sears has it, I'll go by and grab it.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-21-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Cycletech
if the bead is seated all the way around, no need...

if the bead is seated all the way around, no need to inflate further. The pop generally happens when you introduce a large volume of air in a short amount of time. The wider the tire the more chance...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-21-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,503
Posted By Cycletech
Laugh Pulled the trigger on a used engine. I should...

Pulled the trigger on a used engine. I should have it tomorrow (a friend is picking it up) but might not have time to install it for a week. MUST the ignition trigger be swapped? I don't have a...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-21-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,503
Posted By Cycletech
The case has a valley eroded into it, probably...

The case has a valley eroded into it, probably from the cylinder/head not being torqued to spec. I'll try to take a better pic.
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