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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-25-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,143
Posted By chrisepp
Trip Update

So I'm back from the trip. Bikes are home. We did manage to have some great fun on the trip regardless. My wife and I took turns riding her bike so we got to do at least some of the roads. I rode the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-30-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,143
Posted By chrisepp
That's what I am afraid of. And what recourse...

That's what I am afraid of. And what recourse would I have with the shop if that turns out to be the case and they fried my heads... I will have to pull the valve covers and see. I am going to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,143
Posted By chrisepp
At 65mph, would the coolant coming out of the...

At 65mph, would the coolant coming out of the overflow which is in front of my right foot and higher up, not be able to blow back on to my boot?

Btw, I should note that after the shop had it to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,143
Posted By chrisepp
Bad News

So... Things are not looking good at all.

First, huge thanks to Jon at Frozen Motor Works. He was already booked up for today but he really tried to help me out and went above and beyond. Rock...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,143
Posted By chrisepp
Unfortunately I had to do a lot on the last...

Unfortunately I had to do a lot on the last maintenance. New pistons and rings, valve job, timing chains, tensioners, oil bypass valve, water pump, gaskets... I may quickly pull the WP if the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,143
Posted By chrisepp
Thanks for all the feedback and tips! I just got...

Thanks for all the feedback and tips! I just got into Fairbanks recently and finally got wireless/cell access again. I am picking up the bike first thing tomorrow and I have already spoken to Jon and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-28-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,143
Posted By chrisepp
Thanks for the tip! I'll definitely give him a...

Thanks for the tip! I'll definitely give him a call. I might be able to get the bike to him in time on sat to retorque the heads. I won't be able to wait until Tuesday if I miss that. Weather is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-27-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,143
Posted By chrisepp
Hunting

We don't have this in Canada, but Walmart in anchorage has a big gun selection... I've been thinking of some Murphey ('s law) hunting!!! ;)

Trying to make the best of it. :)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-27-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,143
Posted By chrisepp
Thanks so much for the tip. Any long term...

Thanks so much for the tip. Any long term negative effects of using a sealant like that in my bike? I'll definitely try that route if torquing the heads again doesn't work. I think I have all the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-27-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,143
Posted By chrisepp
Missed you in Dawson!!

Hey! Sorry we missed you for Dust 2 Dawson! I was trusting the shop to do the diagnostic for me but they are busy so never got to it. I'm sceptical when they said it needs a top end rebuild and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-27-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,143
Posted By chrisepp
Repairs

Thanks for the feedback! I just put in a brand new cjdesigns water pump shaft and a new seal. Just preventative for this trip, so that should not be it. Even if it was the symptoms don't suggest it....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-27-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,143
Posted By chrisepp
Help - 950 adv broken down in Fairbanks on vacation!

Hey All,

My wife and I are on a trip from Vancouver to Alaska on our bikes. Coming up the Cassiar I got some bad gas and had a moment of white smoke for about 2 seconds. Did it once more but after...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-29-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By chrisepp
Those are pretty much the only ones I have not...

Those are pretty much the only ones I have not checked yet. I did a quick visual, but since I had to take the tanks off I started with what would get covered up again.

I'm going to do the check...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-29-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By chrisepp
Instrument Cluster / Tach / Lights Failing

So I recently got a 2004 950 adventure and have been overhauling it for a trip to Alaska. I have an issue where while riding, the instrument cluster, tach, and lights would all go dead while riding....
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