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Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 34,221
Good to know!

Good to know!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-10-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,457
Pretty interesting. Checked a couple of...

Pretty interesting.

Checked a couple of prices compared to KTM Twins and Munn Racing with the KTM Talk discount and Powersports was cheaper by a long shot, even with shipping. Munn's shipping can...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 34,221
Finishing up on this op today. No problems with...

Finishing up on this op today. No problems with my water pump, just resealing the rocker cover and figured that the bike is old enough that this one should be done as preventative maintenance.
6100...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-07-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Seems to me like they did, but a quick check on...

Seems to me like they did, but a quick check on Munn Racing or anyone else that has a parts fiche will likely give you the answer you seek.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-07-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,942
Before: ...

Before:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Evil_Tim00/0609141525_zps18d9d0c4.jpg



And after:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/Evil_Tim00/0926141341a_zps12e19cc5.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,279
That's a silly question. The only people...

That's a silly question.

The only people that buy 950/990 Adventures are using them for commuting.

None of us are riding them off road. :evil It leads to reckless behavior. :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-03-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,646
I had to do this job right after I bought my 06...

I had to do this job right after I bought my 06 950. Pretty fun project. If my 640 Adventure weren't shredded on the bench fixing the rocker cover leak (which turned into water pump rebuild for the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-30-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,921
Please no. There's too much electronic bullshit...

Please no. There's too much electronic bullshit on bikes as it is. :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-29-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,921
It is, and also covers my ass. :lol3

It is, and also covers my ass. :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-29-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,390
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-29-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,921
Internet hysteria, indeed. I'd say I'm embarassed...

Internet hysteria, indeed. I'd say I'm embarassed by this silly arguing, but I'm sitting behind a computer and finding myself laughing. :lol3


My next tire will be a Heidenau. Never ran them...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-29-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,149
Hmm, some solid products seem to be getting...

Hmm, some solid products seem to be getting suggested. Perhaps I'll snag a couple quick disconnects to replace the fittings I used for my vacuum fuel pump install. :wink:
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-29-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,390
Very exciting. An 800cc twin would be just...

Very exciting. An 800cc twin would be just fabulous. :clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-29-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,149
Peanuts: I was actually looking at that exact...

Peanuts: I was actually looking at that exact quick disconnect on ebay earlier. Seems to hold up okay I take it?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-29-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,149
A metal quick disconnect would be better than...

A metal quick disconnect would be better than plastic, but plastic would be cheaper.

I too want to eventually get quick disconnects.

CJ Designs sells these billet ones for the tanks, but...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-28-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Thanks for the input, fellows. I did indeed...

Thanks for the input, fellows.

I did indeed have to do a little drilling to get the bar to pass through. Only as much as was necessary. It's in there tight. I'm now doing a little shimming as...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-28-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
I have pondered the question of whether or not to...

I have pondered the question of whether or not to do the full WP job when that time comes or just the seal.

I'll probably just do the whole damn thing as the bike has 41k and I don't know when it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-28-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
So I got these old style SW-Motech crash bars....

....but how the heck do they mount? :lol3

I've figured out the upper mount beneath the headlamp, and have a pretty good idea of how the bottom front mounts work.

Where I'm stuck is on the rear....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-26-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,214
Do pictures exist of your setup? :ear

Do pictures exist of your setup? :ear
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-26-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,140
Not generally an issue, as long as water doesn't...

Not generally an issue, as long as water doesn't go into the exhaust and your stock slave cylinder doesn't give up on you in the middle of the crossing. *cough cough*
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-26-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,347
Bwahaha. I was gonna tell you to suck it up and...

Bwahaha. I was gonna tell you to suck it up and buy another. :wink:

Looks like you found one. :lol3

For the same price as a time sert kit, an easy decision.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-25-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,214
Interesting. I had to read that twice to get it....

Interesting. I had to read that twice to get it. It's a vacuum operated petcock, not a pump in itself. :lol3

Very interesting.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-24-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
trob6, I remember seeing another post on the...

trob6, I remember seeing another post on the forum mentioning that same issue. Duly noted. I will have to make changes eventually if I go with a SW7 intake anyways. I've heard that the mikuni pumps...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-24-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Yeah, I've been doing that. Had something...

Yeah, I've been doing that. Had something interesting happen though.

Had the petcock closed and the bike sat for a few days on the center stand.
Bike was flooded when I went to start it. Almost...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-24-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Qwik: It's a good spot for lunch! :lol3 ...

Qwik: It's a good spot for lunch! :lol3


HeatXfer: I have considered this, yes. I doubt any serious effect will be had on the starter relay, but time will tell. I will likely eventually relocate...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-23-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,457
I have a Snap-On one handy at the shop, so one of...

I have a Snap-On one handy at the shop, so one of these days when the bike is apart for other things I may do a quick test. About 41k on the odo right now on my 04.


This all being said, if one...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-22-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,457
Boy, I can hardly wait until I have to do this...

Boy, I can hardly wait until I have to do this stuff to mine. :lol3


As it is, every time I look at the bike I have this urge to tear it down and look inside. :rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-22-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Thanks, Chuck! :clap

Thanks, Chuck! :clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-22-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Mikuni vacuum fuel pump install and battery relocate

https://bay176.mail.live.com/ol/clear.gifhttps://bay176.mail.live.com/ol/clear.gifhttps://bay176.mail.live.com/ol/clear.gifSo I've finished up on a project I'd thought about doing for awhile, and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-22-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,214
Shutting off the fuel is important. My pump is...

Shutting off the fuel is important. My pump is mounted to the back of the airbox and routed into the original carb lines.

I did have one weird thing happen. I shut off the fuel at the petcock....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-21-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Valve adjust is easy as pie with the info on this...

Valve adjust is easy as pie with the info on this site and the HOW and a set of shims. I got mine through a local supplier. Wiseco set.

I got myself all psyched up about doing it because it is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-21-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Labor rates will vary from dealer to dealer, the...

Labor rates will vary from dealer to dealer, the same way they do with automobile dealers and shops. The parts differences are either due to markup, or perhaps one dealer replaces more parts in the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-21-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,214
Mine was extremely corroded and rusted inside, as...

Mine was extremely corroded and rusted inside, as well. I found a tear in the vent hose for the points cap. Most likely this is the cause on mine because the bike has seen water crossings.

You are...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-21-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11,160
Views: 2,381,047
When I get back to the shop to see the bike I'll...

When I get back to the shop to see the bike I'll take a pic!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-19-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11,160
Views: 2,381,047
Installed the CJ Designs side stand relocation...

Installed the CJ Designs side stand relocation bracket that arrived today. Boy, that sucker is sturdy. :eek1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-18-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,778
This. I want to get a better plate for...

This.


I want to get a better plate for mine, though. The stocker scares me, even though I doubt I'll be doing anything that will risk damaging it.... intentionally. :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 905
^ This stuff, except I've heard of plenty of 990s...

^ This stuff, except I've heard of plenty of 990s with worse fuel economy than the 950s. Setup and tuning of course are a big part of it, but I've heard of the occasional stocker with pretty shit...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,778
That's all very well, but...

...is it stronger than the Weld 86/CJ Designs option?

And having to remove my center stand? :ddog
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-10-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11,160
Views: 2,381,047
She's done. :thumb Will post pictures very...

She's done. :thumb

Will post pictures very soon. There's a few more details I want to hash out, and will poll the forum for advice. But she's a runner again!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-08-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11,160
Views: 2,381,047
The vacuum pump presents a reliable alternative...

The vacuum pump presents a reliable alternative to the stock points pump. My stock pump quit working and when I took it apart to inspect it, I found it was so badly corroded that it wasn't even worth...
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