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Old 08-23-2013, 09:59 AM   #8371
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Received my 2005 950 S from the paint shop today...

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Oh, and by the way, a huge thanks to DesertSurfer for the inspiration!
Once the paint dries... For the final ingredient it's time to add a little dirt... Then some more...and some more!!!
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:57 AM   #8372
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hard to tell viewing this pic



did your vinyl on the tank get the dreaded bubbles the orange owners (OEM orange jade metal flake paint scheme) experience (like mine=:-(
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:58 PM   #8373
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hard to tell viewing this pic



did your vinyl on the tank get the dreaded bubbles the orange owners (OEM orange jade metal flake paint scheme) experience (like mine=:-(
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That or his paint is just falling off, like mine does. And then i drop it and i'm happy the bike did not have a perfect paintjob.
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:18 AM   #8374
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Huge bubbles!!!! So ugly, i had to pinch them. I preferred the wrinkles. In any case, the day I bought the bike I knew it wouldn't be long before I would send it to the paint shop.... I dreaded the orange vynils and the orange high fender. I know some inmates love them, but mine made the bike look like it was sticking its tongue out. So for three weeks I did nothing but search this forum for inspiration, and once I saw Desert surfer's bike I saw the true aesthetic potential of my bike. Four weeks after buying my 950, I finally love the way it looks...

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Old 08-24-2013, 12:14 PM   #8375
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Bought and fitted the R small screen today. I like it........



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Old 08-24-2013, 06:46 PM   #8376
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Davy F: I think yours is the first 1190 I like… congratulations on a beautiful bike!!
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:23 PM   #8377
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:25 PM   #8378
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:07 PM   #8379
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Took it for a spin...


Saw some wildlife....



Messed with the bull and almost got the horns...


Took it to the lake....


Dam...


Shot a canyon or two...
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:26 AM   #8380
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Opened up my fuelpump...disaster

That looks like an ideal candidate for Dr Bean
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:37 AM   #8381
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That looks like an ideal candidate for Dr Bean
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:34 PM   #8382
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Changed the oil for the second time.

I'm not going to say how long it took me .

Noticed that the rubber isolator on my Black Dog skid plate is giving the underside of my engine a good shine (in front of the drain plug).



Another observation...

After buttoning everything back up, put in 2.5 liters per the manual. Ran the engine until 7 bars lit up on the temperature gauge. Put in another 0.5 liters. Ran it for awhile again. Checked the dip stick, which indicated oil level just above MIN. Went for a proper ride (i.e. typical or actual operating temperature) and measured the oil level again, which indicated oil level just below MAX.

One other thing: I was able to change the oil without removing the left tank. However, instead of taking the time to remove and install the tank, I spent a lot of time dealing with limited space. Also, without removing the left tank or the battery cover, it's difficult if not impossible to torque-to-spec the upper oil tank drain bolt and the two screws on the oil valve line. In retrospect, it might be easier to just remove the tank.
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:09 PM   #8383
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Also...

Received some early Christmas presents

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Geek link for easier crash bar install.

Tires next...
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:32 PM   #8384
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Another observation...

After buttoning everything back up, put in 2.5 liters per the manual. Ran the engine until 7 bars lit up on the temperature gauge. Put in another 0.5 liters. Ran it for awhile again. Checked the dip stick, which indicated oil level just above MIN. Went for a proper ride (i.e. typical or actual operating temperature) and measured the oil level again, which indicated oil level just below MAX..
oof. i just did my oil today, and did the same thing as you mentioned, but i topped off the bike after getting the bike warmed up to 7 bars. it was right in the middle of the range after i was done.

so, after i go for a real ride, i will most likely be overfull then? i will recheck during the week when i can get out for a half hour or so.
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:17 PM   #8385
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Changed out my rear tire last night after 9 months of abuse. Took the K60 scout off and put on a MEFO SE. Did the change by hand to see if I would be able to do it in the field. It...was....not.....fun. At one point my wife asked me what all the cursing was about. I would not want to have to do that again trail side.

Ayway, got it done, and first impressions tell me that the K60 was much more planted on the street. Haven't been able to do a dirt test yet.
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