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Old 09-28-2012, 10:09 PM   #6571
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Bolted up my forks that I just got back from getting rebuilt by SPS and rode the 990 to work.

Can't wait to get it on the trails and see if it was worth all that money!


Make sure you set the compression, rebound, and preload to your specs to make it feel even better!
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:02 PM   #6572
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My SE came with one of the CJ's rear racks on it. First time I took it off I found that the PO had broken one of the welded on threaded fittings that the rack/grab handle bolt goes into. So after 5 years of wedging my hand into that slighty tight area I figured I would take a stab at fixing it. Being that I no way to weld aluminum nor any experience doing it I would go the epoxy route.

All I can say is that this stuff is the Balls!



Cleaned both surfaces and gooped it on there. Using an 8mm flange nut I had laying around.



Let it cure over night. Cleaned it up nice and neat. And put everything back together. Held to the 25Nm torque spec and unlike a lot of of epoxy's it stays a slightly pliable so it should not get brittle.

We will see how well it holds!
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:14 PM   #6573
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1) Just received a Shad KTM 46L with backrest

2) Working on the 'graphics' for my SeaHorse 540 (which currently looks like those bike couriers which carry blood- London knows what i mean!)
I used to do that years ago, before the Emergency Transfusion Service (as it was then) had their own bikes I dispatched for the company who held their account.

Having one of their boxes on board was carte blanche to do whatever the hell you wanted.

I got tugged at 95 on the Albert Embankment once and when the bobby saw what I was carrying he blues and twosed me the rest of the way!

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Old 09-29-2012, 08:39 PM   #6574
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A lot!!!

I spent a good portion of today tinkering with my 950 ser

1. oil/filter change
2. SAS/Canisterectomy
3. replaced about 80% of my wiring harness using a new factory OEM harness...still some to do.
4. replaced my old battery with a new EarthX lithium

A couple o pics:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8310/8...d934db5019.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8032/8...64e67a839a.jpg
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:05 PM   #6575
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Fit Shad 46L top box..(the mounting bracket had to be machine drilled)
Fit the fork bleeders from KTM TWINS..no sound of air release when i took the screw out :(
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:56 PM   #6576
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I decided to break her down to complete the 9,300 mile service. Everything went to plan and I had all my parts lined up and ready to go (or so I thought)



Since it's my first time, I took things slow. Took forever to get down to the valve covers.



Once I got those off, I found that all of my exhaust valves were out of spec., they were all tight by .05mm...



Had to go out and get some shims from my local HD dealer. Installed them, but after re-measuring the clearances...all of them were thicker than their published size, so I'll get some more practice since they all come back out tomorrow and new one's are going in...bummer.

Did find this gunk on the inside of the throttle bodies. Funny the filter side is clean, but the valve side is gunky...

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Old 10-01-2012, 04:48 AM   #6577
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Fit the fork bleeders from KTM TWINS..no sound of air release when i took the screw out :(
Don't worry about that. I've not had air come out of my dirt bike forks after riding it most of a summer. Sometimes I get a lot after a day. Just depends.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:17 AM   #6578
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Had to go out and get some shims from my local HD dealer. Installed them, but after re-measuring the clearances...all of them were thicker than their published size, so I'll get some more practice since they all come back out tomorrow and new one's are going in.

I measured my "gap-meter" with micrometer, and noticed that '0.20mm blade' is really 0.22mm, 0.40mm happens to be 0.45mm, and so on... so check-up first your measure-blades before checking your valves...
then, at the dealers, check the shim's thickness with your own micrometer before you accept the thing... so you don't have to come back again to change them.

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Old 10-01-2012, 04:14 PM   #6579
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I measured my "gap-meter" with micrometer, and noticed that '0.20mm blade' is really 0.22mm, 0.40mm happens to be 0.45mm, and so on... so check-up first your measure-blades before checking your valves...
then, at the dealers, check the shim's thickness with your own micrometer before you accept the thing... so you don't have to come back again to change them.

L
Good tip, never once thought to measure the feeler gauges to make sure they were still correct. And yeah, from now on my micrometer is going with me to the dealership. I ended up using shims a lot thinner than I calculated just because of the size difference (actual thickness vs marked thickness).
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:30 PM   #6580
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I measured my "gap-meter" with micrometer, and noticed that '0.20mm blade' is really 0.22mm, 0.40mm happens to be 0.45mm, and so on... so check-up first your measure-blades before checking your valves...
then, at the dealers, check the shim's thickness with your own micrometer before you accept the thing... so you don't have to come back again to change them.

L
Unfortunately my OCD has made sure I would not get a minutes sleep if I didn't do this among other things.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:55 PM   #6581
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Fitted the Euro headlight and switch this weekend, along with a 55w HID kit. Unbelievable light output. The light pattern of the euro bucket is perfect. Also fitted some rigid dually's with the black dog triple tree mount. Truly impressive!
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:00 PM   #6582
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Replaced the plastic ADV tank with this one from CJ.

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Old 10-02-2012, 04:58 AM   #6583
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Ive got the euro headlight and switch sitting waiting on the dual 55w HID kit cant wait to have some actual light!!

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Fitted the Euro headlight and switch this weekend, along with a 55w HID kit. Unbelievable light output. The light pattern of the euro bucket is perfect. Also fitted some rigid dually's with the black dog triple tree mount. Truly impressive!
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:09 PM   #6584
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fitted .58 fork springs, garmin montana, and headlamp grill.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:29 PM   #6585
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Installed new tires (D606 - D908RR), new BDCW skid plate, new Oxford Heated Grips and a connector for Aerostich electric vest.



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