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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-19-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By horizon seeker
I've already finished checking the valves and...

I've already finished checking the valves and swapping out a couple of shims. Everything seems spot on. This is the second time doing the valves myself. I can't remember if I had to change shims on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-19-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By horizon seeker
Question 2 detent on crank?

Ok are there two indents in the crank? One for the rear and one for the front or is there only one? I ran into one detent and the locking bolt screwed in flush, but the cam mark was about 5 teeth...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By horizon seeker
I think I'll have someone slowly turn the motor...

I think I'll have someone slowly turn the motor while I try and stick a small phillips in the locking bolt hole till I feel the indent in the crank. If everything lines up after that, I'll feel...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By horizon seeker
Question Valve adjustment question

After doing rear cyclinder I started on the front. Lobes pointed out, cam marks perfect, but engine lock screw wouldn't screw in flush. Could the front cyclinder have skipped time when doing the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-04-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By horizon seeker
That's what I'll be doing too. I just have a bad...

That's what I'll be doing too. I just have a bad feeling about torqing them down when it feels like they have bottomed. It's not a big deal to shorten the bolts and that's what I'm going to do....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-03-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By horizon seeker
I've taken them out and sprayed carb cleaner...

I've taken them out and sprayed carb cleaner through the jets, but they seemed to be operating freely.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-03-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By horizon seeker
No I didn't try a copper gasket, but not sure it...

No I didn't try a copper gasket, but not sure it would take up enough space. I still think shortening the bolt will be my best bet, maybe with a gasket.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-03-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By horizon seeker
Just an update. Doing a complete canisterectomy....

Just an update. Doing a complete canisterectomy. Should have been done on day one. The gas was leaking from the elbow into the carbs. Finally got some o-rings that seem to work-1.3x6.3. Taking my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-03-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By horizon seeker
Question canisterectomy

I was attempting to plug the vacume holes on the left side with the recomended M6x1x10mm bolt, but it seems to bottom out before it thread all the way. The nipple that I took out is shorter also. I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-08-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By horizon seeker
Found the thread and that's what i'm. Going to...

Found the thread and that's what i'm. Going to do. Just ordered the sas plates to complete the process. Thanks.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-08-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By horizon seeker
Makes a lot of sense. I'll be checking that out....

Makes a lot of sense. I'll be checking that out. Thanks
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-08-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By horizon seeker
I'm going to look up a thread on the...

I'm going to look up a thread on the canisterectomy and see if this valve is a part of that proceedure. I'm thinking it is. The hose I was refering to isn't the fuel line, but someone else mentioned...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-08-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By horizon seeker
Question Valve under air box

After having sat for six months, gas was leaking down side of engine when I started it. Once I got to the carbs, it look as though was coming from the hose plugged into the top of that valve. The...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-27-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By horizon seeker
Good to hear. I think I will give it a try. Thanks

Good to hear. I think I will give it a try. Thanks
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-27-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By horizon seeker
950 adv fork oil level

Replacing seals and fork oil in the beast. The manual says 100mm, but I've had some bottoming in the past and was wondering if I added a little more oil=say to 90 mm what effect will it have?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-26-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By horizon seeker
I took a small file and took just a little off...

I took a small file and took just a little off the impeller and emeried the washer. After torqing everything seemed good with just the right amount of tension on the impeller. Got it back together...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-24-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By horizon seeker
Thanks cjracer. I may give it a try. It went on...

Thanks cjracer. I may give it a try. It went on pretty tight, but what you're saying makes a lot of sense.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-24-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By horizon seeker
Make me feel better anyway. I didn't want to...

Make me feel better anyway. I didn't want to button it up until I know for sure. Thanks
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-24-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By horizon seeker
Water pump impeller

Finishing up a water pump rebuild and putting on the impeller. When I tighten the bolt to 10 nm the impeller seems tight. Shouldn't there be a little play l&r?
Forum: Regional forums 01-23-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 201,354
Posted By horizon seeker
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-13-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 32,162
Posted By horizon seeker
Waited almost 3 months for an order. Called them...

Waited almost 3 months for an order. Called them and told them to ship what they had and cancel the rest. Called around and finally found the parts I needed. Got everything in less than a week except...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-06-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 93,880
Posted By horizon seeker
My feelings on the facet 171 is that it's very...

My feelings on the facet 171 is that it's very suseptable to trash in the fuel. The filter is an important part and should be replaced at least every 10k. I always carry a spare pump and filter....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-04-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,644
Posted By horizon seeker
I burped the radiator. A few minor bubbles was...

I burped the radiator. A few minor bubbles was all, but when I did take off the tank again, the hose was not collapsed. Unless you take off the tank you can't tell what it's doing, so don''t know if...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-04-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,644
Posted By horizon seeker
Thanks for the thread. I'll try this and see if...

Thanks for the thread. I'll try this and see if it helps. The bike isn't over heating though.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-04-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,644
Posted By horizon seeker
I did unscrew the bleeder screw, but I didn't...

I did unscrew the bleeder screw, but I didn't burp the system. By burping do you mean leaving the radiator cap off and letting the anti-freeze expand?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-04-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,644
Posted By horizon seeker
Eek collapsing upper radiator hose

Just replaced anti-freeze and ran through 3 heat cycles. Seemed to be fine except after cooling down a little I removed the left tank and noticed that the upper radiator hose was collapsed. Should...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,980
Posted By horizon seeker
Thumb I'm in!!!! Bring it on--I love this part of the...

I'm in!!!! Bring it on--I love this part of the country!
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 168,591
Posted By horizon seeker
I just retired and this is on my Bucket List....

I just retired and this is on my Bucket List. Thanks Geek!!!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-07-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 93,880
Posted By horizon seeker
I know the facet is susceptible to bad fuel, thus...

I know the facet is susceptible to bad fuel, thus the fuel filter. There is a real possibility that I got some bad fuel last weekend. I guess it wouldn't hurt to replace the fuel filter every other...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-07-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 93,880
Posted By horizon seeker
facet 40171 failed?

Bike stopped running on my way home today. I replaced original fuel pump with facet 40171 at 17k it is now at 27k. Bike restarted and finished riding home. I have a facet fuel filter on it, but have...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-09-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 93,880
Posted By horizon seeker
facet 40171

Just finished reading thread. Found a source who has plenty 40171's.Aircraft Spruce-Corona,Ca. Phone 877-477-7823, price $45.01 plus freight. I have 18k on my 950 and beginning to have to crank a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-23-2007, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By horizon seeker
Hey Rich! I drive a truck and my schedule is...

Hey Rich! I drive a truck and my schedule is somewhat flexable. I was looking at the calendar and thought maybe veterans day holiday or maybe the first weekend in Dec. Just let me know. Maybe...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-22-2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By horizon seeker
met you at badlands months ago. I was riding a...

met you at badlands months ago. I was riding a black 950. would be interested in making a big bend run. let's work on some dates
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