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Old 06-19-2013, 08:15 AM   #3496
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fixed

Lycan,
Got them to show up. Instead of using the "insert" icon I just copied the IMG url into the message. Not sure it is supposed to work that way, but whatever it takes.
Here we go.


Thanks for your help.

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Old 06-19-2013, 08:17 AM   #3497
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No problem, whatever works, as long as the end result is what you want. I like the old Norton by the way!
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:27 AM   #3498
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No problem, whatever works, as long as the end result is what you want. I like the old Norton by the way!
It was parked in paddock at the Isle of Man TT this year.

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Old 06-19-2013, 10:41 AM   #3499
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What else comes with the bikes?! I'm wondering what David all packed....

Shibby, I was trial packing for my upcoming Yukon trip. I had everything on the bike except my extra fuel cans and spare tires. It looks heavier than it actually is, but I would describe the suspension as plush rather than active!

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Old 06-19-2013, 10:50 AM   #3500
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The detour

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Did you take the road that goes west just north of that spot and hook up with Sartoris road then head south to the campground?
I went this way. I overstated the distance of the detour. It was only 43 kms.



I did Sartoris on the return trip.

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Old 06-19-2013, 12:22 PM   #3501
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I went this way. I overstated the distance of the detour. It was only 43 kms.



I did Sartoris on the return trip.

Cheers, David
Much shorter, about 1/2 the distance around to the west on the roads you see on the Sat' view. Which is great if you know which way to go before hand.
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:54 PM   #3502
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Shibby, I was trial packing for my upcoming Yukon trip. I had everything on the bike except my extra fuel cans and spare tires. It looks heavier than it actually is, but I would describe the suspension as plush rather than active!

Cheers, David

That would explain it. That tent is still big enough that you can park your bike in there and leave the cover at home!

For tires, if you can I'd just order or ship tires up there. They are a pain. A lighter, more simple pack job is always easier. Easier to ride, easier to pack, and less stuff to worry about falling off, going missing, or getting damaged.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:39 PM   #3503
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What else comes with the bikes?! I'm wondering what David all packed....
A metric shitload of tools and spares...

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Old 06-20-2013, 07:54 PM   #3504
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Haha. Sounds like the pumpkin isn't working for you?

How many K does yours have? Are they all this bad for servicing / repairs?

Yours is the 990 and not 950 right?

(when talking fuel hose/pump it's got to be the 990 i guess)
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:05 PM   #3505
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inflate your tires, may need them for flotation

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Old 06-21-2013, 06:47 AM   #3506
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Haha. Sounds like the pumpkin isn't working for you?

How many K does yours have? Are they all this bad for servicing / repairs?

Yours is the 990 and not 950 right?

(when talking fuel hose/pump it's got to be the 990 i guess)
Well considering I have put on 60,000 km in the last 2 seasons plus what passes for the season thus far, I am happy with the reliability of mine. I had to replace a fuel pump not long after I bought mine, but who know how the previous owner maintained it. The problem with in-tank fuel pumps on bikes is that they can be run exposed far more often than those same pumps in cars. If you run a pump that relies on a liquid bath for cooling exposed to air, they tend to burn up in short order. The pumps in cars are extremely reliable and the bike ones are made by the same company. You may notice that in almost all of my pictures I am carrying my extra fuel can. I rarely actually need it due to the bike's range on its tanks, but try never to run into reserve. I will go 125 km or so, then dump my extra fuel to top up to full. This way the fuel pump is always covered and cooled.I also once a season change the filters on the pump now. A little maintenance goes a long way.

As to 990 vs 950, they both have a quick disconnect from the side mounted fuel tanks. The weak point is the plastic disconnect coupling. Metal ones are available to make that issue a non-one.

I have put more miles on this bike than my last 3 bikes combined, and in less time. With the kind of hard use that it gets put through, I am truly amazed at how well the bike has fared. It is in my opinion as reliable as any of the Yamahas (which have a reputation for reliability) that I have owned. I can remember on 3 occasions my old FZ 600 leaving me sitting on the side of the highway because the charging system packed it in. The 80's alternators (on the FJ/FZ engines) were mounted above the transmission in behind the cylinders and the heat fried the rotors. That said, I know the guy who owns that 86' FZ now and it still runs like a charm.

The problem with the internet is you hear all the horror stories (sometimes concentrated in the same place), but rarely hear about the good stuff. The 990 is an iconic machine for a reason, and almost all that ride them can attest to why. They get put through much harder use (in most cases) than other bikes their size could handle, and do it well. They have maintenance needs that go with that use. If you just drive one back and forth to the coffee shop on Sundays, then they probably won't require much of anything and could go years before they need a valve set, or even an oil change.

I put up with the maintenance costs (even though I may whine about it from time to time) because I know that I racked up the miles and had a blast doing them. Any bike that I did the same to would need the same thing. That reminds me, I have to order a new rear tire, I have abused the one that's on there nearly long enough.

For the first time in my riding life (since 1980 on the street) I can't think of, or find a bike that I would rather have or ride, than the one I have. This is not to say I would not like to have a second, small, pure dirt one, but if I can only have one, the one I already have is perfect (warts and all). If you can say the same, I'm happy for you.
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:49 AM   #3507
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What floor are you working on in the tower downtown? You might need hip waders if you are on any of the lower ones.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:35 AM   #3508
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What floor are you working on in the tower downtown? You might need hip waders if you are on any of the lower ones.
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:28 PM   #3509
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Reports from the front lines

My wife just texted me with a report that the Grocery stores were in full-on apocalypse hoarding mode. Shelves were emptying fast. Toilet paper and goods that float were in hot demand! Apparently during an apocalypse ribs are not a hot item, so they should be on-sale by Monday.

Not to make light of anyone's personal disaster, but the behavior of the masses can be bizarre!

Do yourselves a favor and stay home,don't go shopping.

Update: S.E. Calgary water just shut down as Bonnybrook treatment plant just went under! If you are in the area fill up bottles and the tub asap.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:33 PM   #3510
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Update: S.E. Calgary water just shut down as Bonnybrook treatment plant just went under! If you are in the area fill up bottles and the tub asap.
I'm fairly certain Bonnybrook is a WWTP (Waste Water). Not fresh.

Not sure how that affects things.

Yup, went by Costco because I needed gas for the weekend. I bet it was a 45 minute line-up for gas. F-that.
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