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Old 05-30-2011, 08:14 AM   #241
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After a year of hard riding I wanted to take a look at my fuel filter. It was suggested in another thread that I could have some blockage (due to my facet being intermittent).

Trying to see if it was clogged..





hard to tell

Pulling it out on the bench it doesn't look as clear as it should...



Quick to disassemble and cleaned it out with carb cleaner. Peace of mind that it is clean now



I'd been asked for pics of my facet install.
I didn't do anything fancy.. probably as simple of an install as you can do?

safety wire some blue waterproof foam cel around it:


...and underneath looking straight up:



I have used a combination of zip ties & safety wire to "hang everything". Being careful not to put too sharp of bend in any of the fuel tubing and restrict the flow.

Hope this helps
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:18 AM   #242
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That's all the time I have this morning...

Next update will include my HID install.. I made a couple of mistakes others can maybe learn from

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Old 05-30-2011, 08:27 AM   #243
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:08 AM   #244
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Duh.


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Old 05-30-2011, 09:23 AM   #245
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Gina's BMW in Iowa City took all the non-black parts off my brand new triple black GS and had them powder coated or painted. Here is the result.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:01 PM   #246
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Funny thought:

So I am going to ride my 950 (with safaris) from here (Colorado Front Range) to Henderson Nevada on Friday.

Almost exactly 800 miles.

Assuming I leave with full tanks, I can make the 800 mile journey with one gas stop

When I get there, I'm going to throw the 950 in the back of the 2011 mercedes sprinter I just bought and turn around and drive back.. how many gas stops will I need on the way back?

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Old 07-21-2011, 05:54 AM   #247
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Great thread, thanks.

I wanted to remove my Acerbis emblem from my 6.6 tank and tried everything. All forms of chemical warfare were brought to bear on it, but the only thing that ended up working was an orbital sander. Used progressively lighter grades of sandpaper, and in the process helped the smooth texture under the emblem more closely match the rest of the tank.
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:25 AM   #248
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Funny thought:

So I am going to ride my 950 (with safaris) from here (Colorado Front Range) to Henderson Nevada on Friday.

Almost exactly 800 miles.

Assuming I leave with full tanks, I can make the 800 mile journey with one gas stop

When I get there, I'm going to throw the 950 in the back of the 2011 mercedes sprinter I just bought and turn around and drive back.. how many gas stops will I need on the way back?

Assuming the gas tank average 300 - 350 mi, do the math! If diesel a bit more.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:03 AM   #249
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Does anybody know if it matters which way up this thing faces? Now that I think of it.. i have no idea which way up I put it...

Geek,

Did you ever figure out which way is up on the fuel level sender? I've got my bike all together now and I put mine facing up. I was in a hurry when I put it together...so I forgot which way it was facing in the stock tanks. My guess is the light will come on sooner with it facing up than it will when facing down- that's the only difference. I'd like to get it in the right way just for the sake of being anal-retentive.
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:52 AM   #250
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Studs

Hi Geek,

thanks for the report on installing the studs. What length were the studs that replaced the bolts on the bash plate?

Caio, Helly
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:50 PM   #251
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Geek,

Did you ever figure out which way is up on the fuel level sender? I've got my bike all together now and I put mine facing up. I was in a hurry when I put it together...so I forgot which way it was facing in the stock tanks. My guess is the light will come on sooner with it facing up than it will when facing down- that's the only difference. I'd like to get it in the right way just for the sake of being anal-retentive.
Pointed side up. The sensor might not function properly (low fuel light will not light up) if installed upside down.
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:32 AM   #252
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Pointed side up. The sensor might not function properly (low fuel light will not light up) if installed upside down.
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:57 PM   #253
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Hi Geek,

thanks for the report on installing the studs. What length were the studs that replaced the bolts on the bash plate?

Caio, Helly
Geek: I did not see your response to this question. Also, where did you find the studs?
Thanks.
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:10 PM   #254
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After a year of hard riding I wanted to take a look at my fuel filter. It was suggested in another thread that I could have some blockage (due to my facet being intermittent).

Trying to see if it was clogged..





hard to tell

Pulling it out on the bench it doesn't look as clear as it should...



Quick to disassemble and cleaned it out with carb cleaner. Peace of mind that it is clean now



I'd been asked for pics of my facet install.
I didn't do anything fancy.. probably as simple of an install as you can do?

safety wire some blue waterproof foam cel around it:


...and underneath looking straight up:



I have used a combination of zip ties & safety wire to "hang everything". Being careful not to put too sharp of bend in any of the fuel tubing and restrict the flow.

Hope this helps
For anyone interested this fuel filter is the same as one I had on my 350 chevy a bunch of years ago
the carb kept plugging up with fine debris - these don't filter anything small - just big chunks - useless
after I tossed it - a friend had his truck burn up - the glass cracked and soaked the engine with gas
causing an engine fire - he wasn't impressed either !!!
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:54 PM   #255
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I'm back. :boo hiss:

I've been sidetracked the past 6 months building out a new Sprinter van I bought... but the 950 bug has hit me full force again and I dove into the bike today.


The list of incoming mods is long

Up in the nose, I burned out my HID H7 highbeam bulb (during a night ride of course ) so I've ordered a new bulb. While I'm in there, I'm planning on remounting my ballast with this kickass bracket that Dangeruss from Montana made for me.



The Orange Crush is amazing. Last summer Dangeruss had posted a photo of this bracket he came up with for his ballast for his 950. It was a brilliant solution and I asked him if he'd be interested in making another one; I'd be happy to pay for it. Next thing I know a package shows up in the mail from Montana

While I was working on the bike today.. I was amazed to see how well the carbon fiber rear panels are holding up. I thought they'd be scratched all to heck by now but they still look new. Whatever epoxy those guys use.. it's good stuff
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