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Old 12-15-2013, 09:05 PM   #8866
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Video from my first ride on dirt on my 990R.

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Old 12-16-2013, 03:33 AM   #8867
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Cool trick but I'm not sure what the remaining diesel in the engine will do to fresh oil. Might not be good.

One other way is this. Dump the used oil and let it sit for a while in a clean pan to let the oil and water separate.

Remove the water from the top using any method u can think of....like a syringe or a cotton piece. Use the oil to flush more water out of the engine. And repeat this as needed.

After the first flush, water will separate from oil quicker if you don't run the engine just. You can rotate it manually using the bolt on the generator cover or put it in 6th gear on center stand and rotate the rear wheel (harder).
When you get water in the crankcase, it does not remain separated like you are describing, It turns into a milky sludge that sticks to everything and is quite difficult to remove without a solvent. The diesel trick will work, or kerosine. I'd fill it to the top of the oil reservoir and let it sit overnight. It's a nasty mess.
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:06 AM   #8868
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When I pulled the radiator I saw a lot of this goo WTF is that from? Doesnt look like oil really grey and sitting in the hoses

It might be casting sand AKA what chews up water pumps. When I did my first wp replacement I scrapped off gray "beach sand" from the wp impeller housing. CP shows how to flush the radiator with a water hose in the HOW.
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:31 AM   #8869
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saw you got in to the double digits for a while
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:25 AM   #8870
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Yeah, I was pretty shaky there for a bit. The second reel is taking a lot longer to process. Basically up the road to the end of the pavement onto Baldy Road, to just down from the locked gate. That 17/45 makes for a tall first gear with the 908RR's.
Maybe I'll get out for another ride between the holidays. I bet I hit 20 mph on that road in second gear even!
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:59 AM   #8871
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Thanks for the Lytle Vid...

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Yeah, I was pretty shaky there for a bit. The second reel is taking a lot longer to process. Basically up the road to the end of the pavement onto Baldy Road, to just down from the locked gate. That 17/45 makes for a tall first gear with the 908RR's.
Maybe I'll get out for another ride between the holidays. I bet I hit 20 mph on that road in second gear even!
I always heard the creeks were more washed out. Does that trail connect to Rincon or are there locked gates?
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:07 PM   #8872
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Gate was locked up Baldy Road. I'd stopped for a breather in some shade and an old motocrosser on a 690 Enduro stopped by and told me about the gate a short way up the road being locked.

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I always heard the creeks were more washed out. Does that trail connect to Rincon or are there locked gates?
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:17 PM   #8873
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:42 AM   #8874
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Video from my first ride on dirt on my 990R.

Beautiful country. Arizona? You're giving me cabin fever.

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saw you got in to the double digits for a while
Ignore the haters. They be hat'n. I'm old too. If I were out on a solo ride I would go about the same pace.
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:40 PM   #8875
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I'm never fast. I deal with speed every day commuting. When I got out exploring I tend to slow way down and when I'm on dirt old women pushing shopping carts filled with produce have wandered past.
This is California. I was in exile in Arizona last year. OR as I call it, land of big fucking snakes!
And the and of the blue-haired ninjas.

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Ignore the haters. They be hat'n. I'm old too. If I were out on a solo ride I would go about the same pace.
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:02 PM   #8876
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This is a weekend of wrenching. I'm prepping for two weeks in Mexico and decided to do some bulletproofing. dustproofing...

brakeproofing...


mudproofing...

hikeproofing...

crashproofing...

swapproofing...




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Old 12-21-2013, 04:18 PM   #8877
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Let us know how out attached the wrap around fork guards and from what bike you ordered?

Will try a single caliper for now and going high fender might be something for the future, like the low fender and rarely do muddy stuff so not on the urgent list.

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Old 12-21-2013, 07:15 PM   #8878
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I bought an air filter and ordered some spark plugs and some more bits.
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:50 PM   #8879
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Let us know how out attached the wrap around fork guards and from what bike you ordered?

Will try a single caliper for now and going high fender might be something for the future, like the low fender and rarely do muddy stuff so not on the urgent list.

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I'm one of the few who have used the regular KTM dirt bike fork guards (they're all the same). Here's how I did it to produce a setup where you can change between low and high fenders in about 10 minutes. Maybe this will be useful for others.
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:08 AM   #8880
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Dirtjack - looks like a clean solution. Very cool.

DirtyAdv - I agree, I prefer the low fender. I'm only putting this on due to concerns over mud on an upcoming trip.


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