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Old 05-30-2013, 03:58 AM   #7951
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That sucks... what brought that on.... oil in the antifreeze?
Yep. The motor is at the shop now. The engine had been putting a little oily sludge in the overflow tank for some time, which I tried my best to blame on something other than head gaskets. Then, I did a 750 mile trip with the last 250 miles at a constant 80 mph. I had about an inch of motor oil in the overflow tank the next day. So she will get a quick top-end refresh addressing some basic known issues, and I'll be back in business shortly.
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:55 AM   #7952
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haha... those highway burners will put things to the test.

Just did 280 burner in the rain at the same clip, not fun... Time for oil change and antifreeze, tires and a good clean for me...

Got some spendy hoses there, ya should have popped for the stock clamps ($15) and a tool ($30)

Good luck on the refresh...
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:26 PM   #7953
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Might just dig into the oil pump and replace the spring and piston.



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Old 05-30-2013, 03:04 PM   #7954
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Might just dig into the oil pump and replace the spring and piston.



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You may need some coolant too.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:31 PM   #7955
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Thats not where it's supposed to be?... good eye... its 2 oz low...
I hope its not a WP issue, just put in an extra fancy one last spring... original went 40,000. guess i will know when i pull the oil filter.

Its time to take the radiator out and give it a good cleaning also, I'll get it up to snuff then, frigging high fenders.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:58 AM   #7956
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Today I changed the seat cover

From the original Suede leather (990 Dakar) to this...

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Old 05-31-2013, 10:04 AM   #7957
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From the original Suede leather (990 Dakar) to this...
Quite nice. Are you an upholsterer, or a hobby?
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:37 AM   #7958
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Quite nice. Are you an upholsterer, or a hobby?
or maybe a customer
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:39 AM   #7959
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Quite nice. Are you an upholsterer, or a hobby?
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or maybe a customer
Just the customer...

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Old 05-31-2013, 12:03 PM   #7960
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04 950, Removed Carbs, Installed larger main jets, front = 178, Rear = 182.
Have not test rode yet.
I had installed a CPR air-filter system. It was running lean. Previously replaced the needles with the Factory pro ones, ran better but still a little lean.Hoping these mains will bring it in? Test ride in the morning.
Still pops an decel. Air screws I think. I am going back to a two - two system so will eval jetting after completing the transistion.
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Old 05-31-2013, 02:02 PM   #7961
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Another seat, shorty windshield, a new sticker Waiting on a top box and it'll be my (current) ideal set up. We'll see how it works.
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Old 05-31-2013, 02:12 PM   #7962
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Decided to finally chance the windshield & lights around. After searching there wasn't anything out there I liked, so figured I'd try at making my own.
My main idea was I wanted the 2x 90mm Hella lights from the rally bike and an upturned lip to the screen. Just not as saver as TT setup, and it had to be finished on the backside.
So after finding someone who makes a "plug" twin light setup that fits in the OEM screen, I decided to use that and modify the OEM screen.

After lots of maths, I ended up marking the section to be cut by eye.


Heated up the edges, bent the top over, and plastic welded it in place. (Plastic welding perspex is a real pain)


Nothing a lot of sanding can't fix.


Next I epoxied in the twin light plug, and fiber-glassed the rear.


Filling and sanding


This is where I'm at now. Needs some more finish sanding and filling, then it will be painted blue to match the body.



Hey, great idea and great skills! Thats exactly the style I like the most... well done. Please share your progress.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:16 PM   #7963
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Here in Cambodia when plastic parts break, we don't have a parts warehouse to order new stuff from. Instead we have "Plastic Wizards" who set up shop on the side of the road, equipped with soldiering irons, hot knives, and razor blades. They are amazing in their knowledge of plastic compounds, which will mend, weld, and reshape. And, which are hopeless shards of broken parts that will not resurrect.

My 09' 990 rear mud flap began cracking around the bolt holes. I noticed this when I was removing it to reshape the flap's edge that was rubbing on the swing arm.

Plastic wizard 2

Plastic wizard 3

My friend repaired the cracks in 10 minutes while a sat and sipped down a fresh coconut full of juice. Then he grinned and asked if $1 was too much. I smiled back, praising God for letting me live in such an awesome place for 20 years now.


Plastic wizard 1



Ready to reinstall back under the Beast.

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Old 06-01-2013, 09:45 PM   #7964
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Performed my very first Fuel filter change at 33,733 miles












New filter next to old filter

















Buttoned her up and took her for a 200 + mile ride. Solid with no leaks.
Even crossed over 34,000 miles on the ride.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:37 PM   #7965
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Fitted a new carbon fibre screen and went up to the mountains

Unfortunately still buffets like hell but i think i'll have to live with it.

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