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Forum: The Garage 04-11-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,057
Posted By ElRod
Yes. ...

Yes.

http://www.lcbamarketing.com/phase_separation_in_ethanol_blen.htm
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,468
Posted By ElRod
This a completely closed system. The recovery...

This a completely closed system. The recovery tank is supposed to be pressurized and has a "pressure cap".
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,468
Posted By ElRod
Understood. But it does hold pressure when using...

Understood. But it does hold pressure when using the pressure tester. Started with pumping to 15 lbs. In over an hour it dropped to 11 lbs with a warm engine that was cooling during that period....
Forum: The Garage 04-07-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,468
Posted By ElRod
It's all good guys, thanks for the input, all of...

It's all good guys, thanks for the input, all of you. I have the gasket set that covers all pieces individually so I'll take the time to replace them on re-assembly. I plan on keeping this truck for...
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,468
Posted By ElRod
A half day you say? What with my OCD this is a...

A half day you say? What with my OCD this is a full weekend job !!! Several years ago I did the lowers on an Alero 3.6....What a PITA with that sideways mounted motor. This should be easier.

I'll...
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,468
Posted By ElRod
anotherguy - Pulled all plugs on left side plus...

anotherguy - Pulled all plugs on left side plus one on right. All look good, light tan in color. This is good news as I can nearly rule out the head gasket.

Wasser - I have a Snap-On pressure...
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,057
Posted By ElRod
An old link to a thread I started bitching about...

An old link to a thread I started bitching about ethanol.....http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836232&highlight=chemical
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,468
Posted By ElRod
Good call on reading the plugs. I'd heard that...

Good call on reading the plugs. I'd heard that many moons ago and had not thought of it again until you mentioned it. I'll pull #2 and #5 tomorrow and compare.
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,468
Posted By ElRod
Oh, I'm tempted to be sure. But, I've always...

Oh, I'm tempted to be sure. But, I've always heard these products foul up the small passages in the radiator and are not a permanent fix?
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,468
Posted By ElRod
The weeping found was at the left rear....hard to...

The weeping found was at the left rear....hard to see with flashlight and mirror. I *think* read *hope* it's the lower intake and not the head gasket. I'll only know for sure if and when I get a look...
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,468
Posted By ElRod
Cooling System Will Not Build Pressure

Subject:
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L 118,000 mi.

Problem:
Cooling system will not build pressure.

History:
At 16,000 miles notice coolant loss and “milk” under the oil fill cap. Take...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-01-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,402
Posted By ElRod
BigEasy Not to go all Klay on you but its...

BigEasy

Not to go all Klay on you but its "medieval". And agreed, I'm thinking more of the period weapons......a pike, bludgeon, and mace are in order as punishment for the offender.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-01-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,402
Posted By ElRod
What amazes me most is the pup's resiliency to...

What amazes me most is the pup's resiliency to ever trust another human being again as evidenced in the "kiss" photo. Thank you, great job guys. Kudos and keep us posted.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,615
Posted By ElRod
Update

Just an update on this.

Over a year now and 3,500 miles later a quick inspection with a flashlight and mirror revealed what I was hoping to find.....no further contamination and as clean as the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,287
Posted By ElRod
Just an update on that. Over a year now and...

Just an update on that.

Over a year now and 3,500 miles later a quick inspection with a flashlight and mirror revealed what I was hoping to find.....no further contamination and as clean as the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,490
Posted By ElRod
This is a great topic and have enjoyed reading it...

This is a great topic and have enjoyed reading it

I'm way out of my league here but gyroscopic forces (which haven't been mentioned), weight transfer, and counter steering all have an effect that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,775
Posted By ElRod
Are you asking if I used brake cleaner or what...

Are you asking if I used brake cleaner or what brake cleaner is?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,775
Posted By ElRod
Thanks WillyD. It's a cinch getting the pads out...

Thanks WillyD. It's a cinch getting the pads out (push the caliper back a little, remove two clips, pull the pin, take the pads out) I wish all maintenance were that easy on the beast !!! So, I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,775
Posted By ElRod
Thanks, I'll try that since KTM Twins is being a...

Thanks, I'll try that since KTM Twins is being a bit slow with my order.

Any chance that would harden the pads damaging the rotor?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-25-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,775
Posted By ElRod
Well, that was a bomb. Without all the extraneous...

Well, that was a bomb. Without all the extraneous details, what is the collectives opinion of the choice of brake pads?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-23-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,775
Posted By ElRod
Dont Use ...

Gunk Engine Degreaser anywhere around your brakes.

Yes, I screwed up and decided to wash the bike yesterday. Before beginning I notice large amounts of chain lube that had been collecting on the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-30-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,701
Posted By ElRod
'08 here and I'm on my second Batteries Plus AGM....

'08 here and I'm on my second Batteries Plus AGM. The first one died 6 days past the two year warranty. For close to $100 I can't complain.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-03-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By ElRod
Not a step by step but a few photos of what was...

Not a step by step but a few photos of what was found on mine.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836232&page=2
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-26-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,464
Posted By ElRod
+1

+1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-22-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,657
Posted By ElRod
+1

+1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-16-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By ElRod
Thanks for the link Brents. I knew asking the...

Thanks for the link Brents. I knew asking the question couldn't be without controversy.

I have a good pressure gauge in the shop somewhere, just need to find it and do a little plumbing to get it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-16-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By ElRod
Thanks. For now I'll go with motomedics track...

Thanks. For now I'll go with motomedics track record.

The only other thing that I can see (or not see) is what the micron rating difference would be, if any.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-16-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By ElRod
Kn-158

Ordering some oil from an online vendor I noticed they had the K&N oil filters to fit the 990 so I thought I'd get one. Got it and it looks fine. Did a pleat count and came up with 48 on the K&N and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-27-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,319
Posted By ElRod
Just to add to that and nothing to do with the...

Just to add to that and nothing to do with the OP's question.....

I have a 2000 chevy truck with the 4.3. Early on while still under warrantee it developed the intake manifold gasket leak which...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-11-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By ElRod
The threads going into the tail of the frame are...

The threads going into the tail of the frame are steel to steel and I use a drop of permatex blue there. However, the underside of those flat head socket cap screws need the anti-sieze where it goes...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By ElRod
Try a handheld impact driver, the kind you strike...

Try a handheld impact driver, the kind you strike with a hammer. Mine is a 3/8" square drive that an allen socket is placed into. Be sure to grind or cut off only what is needed of the hex portion so...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By ElRod
Yes, have noticed the same with stock and...

Yes, have noticed the same with stock and modified maps running Wings. Maybe something to do with the length of header / collector and not map related?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-15-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,979
Posted By ElRod
Why are you ditching the CPR?

Why are you ditching the CPR?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-15-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,979
Posted By ElRod
Yes and yes. I'd also follow the hose back...

Yes and yes.

I'd also follow the hose back from the MAP sensors to the brass fittings that screw into the intake runners to remove and clean before adjusting.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-05-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,213
Posted By ElRod
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=83...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836232

Post's 28 & 29
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,213
Posted By ElRod
Got it, and very handy away from home.

Got it, and very handy away from home.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,213
Posted By ElRod
My interest in keeping pure gas available is...

My interest in keeping pure gas available is this......

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss203/a99flash/TB.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,213
Posted By ElRod
Interesting. Are you actually doing this?

Interesting. Are you actually doing this?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,213
Posted By ElRod
Ethanol Free Gas Petition

Mods

If this is the wrong place or there is a better place for this please move.


https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/keep-ethanol-free-gas-widely-available/lhq1qgW4
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 39,315
Posted By ElRod
No. 11K. '08 ADV

No. 11K. '08 ADV
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