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Old 07-24-2013, 08:34 PM   #1
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I will not take the carbs out again.

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Old 07-24-2013, 08:40 PM   #2
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Been there, said that too.

Didn't make a difference.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:47 PM   #3
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Love the container in the background "ooops"
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:51 PM   #4
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Love the container in the background "ooops"
I know, right? I should rename the bike from Orangecicle to Oooops!
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:17 PM   #5
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it will never happen.

I even went to the dark side (EFI) on my 950, runs great...... And then the other day I had a idea about the carbs that made me wonder if it would work.... I'm not going to peal the EFI off the 950 to test/develop it beyond where I'm at yet, but it will need to be tested to verify that it will work as intended.

One of the steps is acceptance..... I accept that I will never be satisfied
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:36 AM   #6
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Ok, I'll bite- what's with the non-stop tinkering and tuning on the fuel systems on these bikes? I want to buy one as soon as I get back home to the states, but haven't decided whether to get a 950 or 990. I'm not as picky about tuning as you guys I would assume, I'm just looking to upgrade from my XR650R.
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:54 AM   #7
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I know how you feel. I've had mine out 8 times in two weeks, tuning the carb. The carb's are a pain, so is all the stuff that you need to take off first. I think I have wore out the hose clamps on the fuel lines.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:01 AM   #8
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Ok, I'll bite- what's with the non-stop tinkering and tuning on the fuel systems on these bikes? I want to buy one as soon as I get back home to the states, but haven't decided whether to get a 950 or 990. I'm not as picky about tuning as you guys I would assume, I'm just looking to upgrade from my XR650R.
Oh, don't look to me as an example of what you might end up doing on a bike. My bike came with the Factory Pro jet kit and was way, way overjetted. I've been tinkering ever since to get it right. I had the bike perfect for over a year. Then, I rebuild the top end of the engine in June trying to find an oil leak (warped side cover) and smoking issue (bad intake valve seal), and we made some ill-advised changes to the carbs at that time to try and make the engine run right. The problem was that we didn't time the cams properly when we put the engine back together and had both jugs firing on the same revolution. Let's say that that's a bad idea.

I just changed out the needles to stock to replace the last of the old Factory Pro parts, and that threw off one part of the fueling making the bike stumble at 2K RPM before it took off like a banshee at 3K RPM. So, it was one last adjustment to get it right . . . I think.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:39 AM   #9
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ITG filter, changed rear mainjet in 10mins, don't even take the RH tank off completely just lay it over on a mechanics chair beside the bike. Its easy...
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:19 AM   #10
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So what's the message?
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:23 PM   #11
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So what's the message?
He will take the carbs off again in the next couple of months
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:38 PM   #12
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He will take the carbs off again in the next couple of months
. . . um . . . yea. Probably.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:20 PM   #13
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It's OK. All part of the deal to ride the Adventure.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:57 PM   #14
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It gets easier every time. 950s are hot girls that demand a little attention, but they reward you for the effort.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:22 AM   #15
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. . . um . . . yea. Probably.
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