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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By JoeMongo
You are going to want to become proficient at...

You are going to want to become proficient at using TuneECU very soon anyways, so just get a cable, download the program, read the MONSTER thread (if you haven't already), and be prepared to adjust...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By JoeMongo
Yowza! I just checked and mine is on a truck out...

Yowza! I just checked and mine is on a truck out for delivery as well!

I'm not quite sure how they are making money on this price including 24 hour delivery, but I like it.
J.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-23-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By JoeMongo
Talking Suhhweeet!

Thanks for the heads-up!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-23-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By JoeMongo
I assume that you have a tube in the tire. If...

I assume that you have a tube in the tire. If so, it was probably an air pocket trapped between the tube and the tire.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-23-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11,958
Views: 2,615,417
Posted By JoeMongo
no pics, but . . .

I finished my second valve check and adjustment. All three of the exhaust valves that were loose at the 10K service, had closed back up by 20K. Apparently, all the excess carbon left on my valves...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-23-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By JoeMongo
Question Answers inserted. J.

Answers inserted.
J.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By JoeMongo
If you are planning to visit the East Bay, San...

If you are planning to visit the East Bay, San Ramon Valley in particular, you can drop by my place. I can hook my idiot netbook to your bike and you can try your computer on mine if you like. PM...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,846
Posted By JoeMongo
The only time my '08 ever got extra hot, was...

The only time my '08 ever got extra hot, was during extended riding in deep sand on a hot day in Baja California Sur. Otherwise, it has always run right at nominal with the occasional fan running at...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By JoeMongo
Thumb +! Well said and accurate, gearhead. This...

+!

Well said and accurate, gearhead. This sums it all up.

I too have been watching and waiting for a 40 or 50 amp series regulator. With the current technology of high speed switching...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-17-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,778
Posted By JoeMongo
Congratulations!

Tire pressure.

You'll need to ride it for a bit before you check oil level.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-14-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By JoeMongo
Crossover line bent (kinked)? Crap in the...

Crossover line bent (kinked)? Crap in the crossover line or either petcock?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-14-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By JoeMongo
Misadjusted TPS or throttle cables can cause...

Misadjusted TPS or throttle cables can cause this.
J.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-14-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By JoeMongo
I would suggest a couple of minor revisions to...

I would suggest a couple of minor revisions to the photos above:

1st, instead of the plastic CPC quick disconnect in the picture, install a Motion Pro petcock. When all of the tanks are full,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-14-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,778
Posted By JoeMongo
Question Well, it depends.

I did a fly-n-ride for my 2008 990. It had low miles but no maintenance records, extensive previous owner mods, and was being sold by a dealer that had taken the bike in trade, for a Ducati. No, the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By JoeMongo
I heard somewhere that it had just opened for the...

I heard somewhere that it had just opened for the year, sometime last week.

Can't remember the source though.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-02-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11,958
Views: 2,615,417
Posted By JoeMongo
Drained the oil and cleaned the various screens...

Drained the oil and cleaned the various screens in prep for a valve check/adjust next.

It's going to be a few days before I have time to start that job though. The black beast must hibernate...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-30-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5,302
Views: 522,796
Posted By JoeMongo
No real reason, except that I didn't really want...

No real reason, except that I didn't really want to change a tire late at night after a long pavement ride before launching into Baja early the next morning. It takes me over an hour to change a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,184
Posted By JoeMongo
Salvage title? $5K, perhaps $6K max.

Salvage title?

$5K, perhaps $6K max.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By JoeMongo
Talking shims is shims

What the Muffin said.

Never thought I'd write those words. :lol3

I couldn't find a set with the half step shims, and $52 is worth it if it saves me a couple of trips to the nearest...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By JoeMongo
Wink BTW, a good short term (or long term) fix: ...

BTW, a good short term (or long term) fix:

You don't give any details, but what typically breaks is the cam end of the lock core. It is incredibly easy to just switch that lock core with an...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,750
Posted By JoeMongo
Ummnnnn, to the OP: nope, no open space.

Ummnnnn, to the OP:

nope, no open space.
Forum: Latin America 03-23-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,848
Posted By JoeMongo
Yeah, I was there a couple of days ago. They had...

Yeah, I was there a couple of days ago. They had a large group of doods in very nice trucks looking having a bid walk or other meeting at the future job site (the end of the pavement) and discussing...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By JoeMongo
another opinion:

EBC makes rotors that are similar to OEM.
They can be had for a reasonable price on the Interweb.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5,302
Views: 522,796
Posted By JoeMongo
Looks like fun, except for all those Hwy 101...

Looks like fun, except for all those Hwy 101 miles.:huh

I rode Hwy 58 for the first time a week or so ago on my way down to Baja. It was the best part of my entire ride down California fersher. I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19,534
Views: 8,196,373
Posted By JoeMongo
Cool2 El Caballo Negro, on his way into Bahia de Los...

El Caballo Negro, on his way into Bahia de Los Angeles:


http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd442/JMulthaup/P3170272_zpsu1vsgis1.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,817
Posted By JoeMongo
narrow rim

I ended up buying a KTM 950SE rear wheel to put my rear dirt tire onto. I'll just keep a street tire on the original 4.25" rim. I like the D908 profile on the 2.5" rim MUCH better than it was on...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By JoeMongo
Puke Yeah, good luck getting any warranty, or any...

Yeah, good luck getting any warranty, or any other type of, support from Oxford. They are among the most worthless manufacturers I have ever had any contact with.

I finally reworked my throttle...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-06-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,075
Posted By JoeMongo
Thumbs down Well, if that's what you need: Break it...

Well, if that's what you need:

Break it in your garage. Pull an outer link and replace with one of a matched pair of clip type links that are specifically made for and sold for your chain. DO...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 20,255
Posted By JoeMongo
Eek Poetry and Photography, that's what it will be. ...

Poetry and Photography, that's what it will be. I'm just hoping no bikes died in the production of this ride report. Taking that GS over Lippincott has already exceeded the manufacturer's intended...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-05-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2,436
Views: 143,371
Posted By JoeMongo
Cool2 Afraid I'll miss this one. I plan to be having...

Afraid I'll miss this one. I plan to be having fish tacos and cervezas in a dark beach town in Baja Sur that night.:freaky

I used to work down the street from Pyramid. We spent enough time...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,861
Posted By JoeMongo
Uhhh, not really. This particular light bar is...

Uhhh, not really. This particular light bar is kinda midway between spot and flood. With a 30 degree beam, it lights up the road immediately in front of me and out maybe 75 yards just like my own...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,861
Posted By JoeMongo
high fender light bar mount

Another bracket style for use with a high fender and the grill mounting points.


test fitting prior to paint:

...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-02-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By JoeMongo
What gefr said, a few above my post. You have it...

What gefr said, a few above my post. You have it backwards. The H7 is the low beam, the H3 is the high beam.

I have found and purchased higher wattage versions of each lamp, but haven't...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-26-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,672
Posted By JoeMongo
What is it worth to you, to keep it? IOW, if you...

What is it worth to you, to keep it? IOW, if you can't sell it for "X", then you'd keep it. That is the low end of it's market value, since no deal will happen unless someone offers you more.

...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-25-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,939
Posted By JoeMongo
Cool2 What is even more ridiculous, is how an old fat...

What is even more ridiculous, is how an old fat slow guy like me has slowly done about 75 percent of your list over the year and a half that I have owned my 990. Each repair/mod/enhancement that I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,533
Posted By JoeMongo
Kewl, and congratulations! Let's see some...

Kewl, and congratulations! Let's see some pictures ASAP!

I've ridden most of the paved roads up there but no dirt outside of the Lost Coast. There seems to be a somewhat higher recreational drug...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-22-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,163
Posted By JoeMongo
Now this is a smokin' hot bike for the price $9K:...

Now this is a smokin' hot bike for the price $9K:
http://modesto.craigslist.org/mcy/4838243887.html


A bit too far away and then there is the whole aduana issue.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-21-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,163
Posted By JoeMongo
I paid $9K US for my 2008 with 9K miles on it. No...

I paid $9K US for my 2008 with 9K miles on it. No meaningful services had been done, but that was OK, as I was going to do every service myself anyways.
Seems a little pricey.
J.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-21-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By JoeMongo
Laugh :lol3 Well, since I'm such a generous guy,...

:lol3

Well, since I'm such a generous guy, I'll give you a couple of thousand bucks for it. You can then buy yourself another leather vest and some chaps to wear on your Harley.

Let me know...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-19-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11,333
Views: 2,299,158
Posted By JoeMongo
A little out of the immediate area, but this...

A little out of the immediate area, but this looks like a nice 990 that is well set up for a decent price:

http://modesto.craigslist.org/mcy/4838243887.html
...
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