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Forum: Orange Crush 02-18-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,905
Posted By ElRod
Update

Just an update on this.

Over a year now and 3,500 miles later a quick inspection with a flashlight and mirror revealed what I was hoping to find.....no further contamination and as clean as the...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-18-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,541
Posted By ElRod
Just an update on that. Over a year now and...

Just an update on that.

Over a year now and 3,500 miles later a quick inspection with a flashlight and mirror revealed what I was hoping to find.....no further contamination and as clean as the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,697
Posted By ElRod
This is a great topic and have enjoyed reading it...

This is a great topic and have enjoyed reading it

I'm way out of my league here but gyroscopic forces (which haven't been mentioned), weight transfer, and counter steering all have an effect that...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-27-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By ElRod
Are you asking if I used brake cleaner or what...

Are you asking if I used brake cleaner or what brake cleaner is?
Forum: Orange Crush 09-27-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By ElRod
Thanks WillyD. It's a cinch getting the pads out...

Thanks WillyD. It's a cinch getting the pads out (push the caliper back a little, remove two clips, pull the pin, take the pads out) I wish all maintenance were that easy on the beast !!! So, I...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-27-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By ElRod
Thanks, I'll try that since KTM Twins is being a...

Thanks, I'll try that since KTM Twins is being a bit slow with my order.

Any chance that would harden the pads damaging the rotor?
Forum: Orange Crush 09-25-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By ElRod
Well, that was a bomb. Without all the extraneous...

Well, that was a bomb. Without all the extraneous details, what is the collectives opinion of the choice of brake pads?
Forum: Orange Crush 09-23-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By ElRod
Dont Use ...

Gunk Engine Degreaser anywhere around your brakes.

Yes, I screwed up and decided to wash the bike yesterday. Before beginning I notice large amounts of chain lube that had been collecting on the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-30-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,608
Posted By ElRod
'08 here and I'm on my second Batteries Plus AGM....

'08 here and I'm on my second Batteries Plus AGM. The first one died 6 days past the two year warranty. For close to $100 I can't complain.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-03-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By ElRod
Not a step by step but a few photos of what was...

Not a step by step but a few photos of what was found on mine.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836232&page=2
Forum: Orange Crush 05-26-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,012
Posted By ElRod
+1

+1
Forum: Orange Crush 05-22-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,411
Posted By ElRod
+1

+1
Forum: Orange Crush 05-16-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By ElRod
Thanks for the link Brents. I knew asking the...

Thanks for the link Brents. I knew asking the question couldn't be without controversy.

I have a good pressure gauge in the shop somewhere, just need to find it and do a little plumbing to get it...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-16-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By ElRod
Thanks. For now I'll go with motomedics track...

Thanks. For now I'll go with motomedics track record.

The only other thing that I can see (or not see) is what the micron rating difference would be, if any.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-16-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By ElRod
Kn-158

Ordering some oil from an online vendor I noticed they had the K&N oil filters to fit the 990 so I thought I'd get one. Got it and it looks fine. Did a pleat count and came up with 48 on the K&N and...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-27-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,137
Posted By ElRod
Just to add to that and nothing to do with the...

Just to add to that and nothing to do with the OP's question.....

I have a 2000 chevy truck with the 4.3. Early on while still under warrantee it developed the intake manifold gasket leak which...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-11-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By ElRod
The threads going into the tail of the frame are...

The threads going into the tail of the frame are steel to steel and I use a drop of permatex blue there. However, the underside of those flat head socket cap screws need the anti-sieze where it goes...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-10-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By ElRod
Try a handheld impact driver, the kind you strike...

Try a handheld impact driver, the kind you strike with a hammer. Mine is a 3/8" square drive that an allen socket is placed into. Be sure to grind or cut off only what is needed of the hex portion so...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-18-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By ElRod
Yes, have noticed the same with stock and...

Yes, have noticed the same with stock and modified maps running Wings. Maybe something to do with the length of header / collector and not map related?
Forum: Orange Crush 02-15-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,428
Posted By ElRod
Why are you ditching the CPR?

Why are you ditching the CPR?
Forum: Orange Crush 02-15-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,428
Posted By ElRod
Yes and yes. I'd also follow the hose back...

Yes and yes.

I'd also follow the hose back from the MAP sensors to the brass fittings that screw into the intake runners to remove and clean before adjusting.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-05-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,653
Posted By ElRod
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=83...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836232

Post's 28 & 29
Forum: Orange Crush 02-03-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,653
Posted By ElRod
Got it, and very handy away from home.

Got it, and very handy away from home.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-03-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,653
Posted By ElRod
My interest in keeping pure gas available is...

My interest in keeping pure gas available is this......

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss203/a99flash/TB.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 02-03-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,653
Posted By ElRod
Interesting. Are you actually doing this?

Interesting. Are you actually doing this?
Forum: Orange Crush 02-03-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,653
Posted By ElRod
Ethanol Free Gas Petition

Mods

If this is the wrong place or there is a better place for this please move.


https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/keep-ethanol-free-gas-widely-available/lhq1qgW4
Forum: Orange Crush 01-30-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 35,259
Posted By ElRod
No. 11K. '08 ADV

No. 11K. '08 ADV
Forum: Orange Crush 01-05-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,192
Posted By ElRod
+1 about Nels at 2wheeldynoworks . Some...

+1 about Nels at 2wheeldynoworks . Some discussion here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836232).
Forum: Orange Crush 12-29-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By ElRod
4 1/4" + What are you up to?

4 1/4" + What are you up to?
Forum: Orange Crush 12-29-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,294
Posted By ElRod
You may want to check the brass MAP sensor...

You may want to check the brass MAP sensor fittings that screw into the intake runners under the Throttle bodies. Mine were plugged causing idling issues and difficulty setting the TPS and balancing.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-28-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By ElRod
I nearly pulled the trigger on those orange bars...

I nearly pulled the trigger on those orange bars myself. Anyone have a shot of them installed on a black '08 ? I think the contrast would look good.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-27-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,866
Posted By ElRod
No whistle here on mine either. I did notice an...

No whistle here on mine either. I did notice an annoying rattling coming from the PCV valve though, very annoying to me so I did away with it and ran a separate crankcase breather filter.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-22-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,905
Posted By ElRod
I have to agree with that to some extent. After I...

I have to agree with that to some extent. After I got all that cleaned up I went into a local independent cycle shop here that I get my supplies from for a can of chain lube and started talking to an...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-22-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,905
Posted By ElRod
Of course I'm biased now after all that but for...

Of course I'm biased now after all that but for anyone that has a poorly running bike with shitty fuel mileage these are the first thing I'd look at. Cleaning these WILL become part of my regular...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-21-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,905
Posted By ElRod
One other thing I did on the advice of an...

One other thing I did on the advice of an engineer pal of mine (he rides a BMW but I'll let that slide) was to add a tap to the tanks crossover / equalization hose to be able to drain off a small...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-12-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By ElRod
Well, it's nearly time to replace the chain and...

Well, it's nearly time to replace the chain and I've never had the swingarm off to inspect and re-lubricate the bearings. So, if I'm going to do it anyway.....

Another thing, it would also be a...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-12-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By ElRod
Maybe a dumb question and lord knows it wouldn't...

Maybe a dumb question and lord knows it wouldn't be the first and likely not the last. Can a chain be purchased already riveted like all the rest of the links without having to use a master link or...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-12-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,689
Posted By ElRod
That's too funny......nearly word for word here...

That's too funny......nearly word for word here at an H-D shop in Texas when I did my clearances last summer.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-12-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,948
Posted By ElRod
Just one tip on changing out the inserts. My...

Just one tip on changing out the inserts. My Wings have the kevlar end caps and if you drop one in there it's a bitch to retrieve since the capscrews are stainless steel and therefore non-magnetic. I...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-08-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 32,928
Posted By ElRod
One of the reasons for a PCV valve, in that it is...

One of the reasons for a PCV valve, in that it is one way is so that in the event of a backfire through the intake tract it doesn't blow back into the crankcase. Being outside the airbox should be of...
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