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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-13-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,823
Posted By HWSNBN
I had posted some crossover pn#s here long ago. ...

I had posted some crossover pn#s here long ago. I recall that a mid 90's Geo Metro uses the same switch at the lower temps. Might be wrong, can't remember. Theres a cheap readily available one...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,436
Posted By HWSNBN
Little known trick... You can pop the low beam +...

Little known trick... You can pop the low beam + wire crimp out of the molex that plugs the light harness into the panel. Put it in the upper left hand corner, previously unused portion of the 6...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,007
Posted By HWSNBN
A Actually the KTM doesn't come with the...

A

Actually the KTM doesn't come with the off-road only blight on its MCO so it can easily be titled in NC. Of course your XRR 'can't' though theres always a way. I titled my XRR in NC w/o...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,007
Posted By HWSNBN
My CRF450X is better in every way to my old XRR. ...

My CRF450X is better in every way to my old XRR. Seriously, BETTER IN EVERY WAY.:deal
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,568
Posted By HWSNBN
OC mods are really slacking off these days it...

OC mods are really slacking off these days it seems.
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,717
Posted By HWSNBN
Theres a reason everything inside a carb that can...

Theres a reason everything inside a carb that can come loose is made of plastic or soft metals.:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By HWSNBN
If the slave leaks at the seal, the linkage to...

If the slave leaks at the seal, the linkage to the pressure plate can deliver leaking oil directly to the clutch disk. This makes it nice and slippery alleviating the need use the lever...which is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-01-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,828
Posted By HWSNBN
Hey Whip, tell me thats not a dog leash hanging...

Hey Whip, tell me thats not a dog leash hanging off the back of your 950!:D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-01-2011, 02:07 AM
Replies: 671
Views: 218,149
Posted By HWSNBN
Put all your Aluminum pieces in a pile, take them...

Put all your Aluminum pieces in a pile, take them to an anodizer(Sto-bee:evil). I did this with my Honda CRF. There were a couple things I wish I'd have included but didn't want to screw around...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-26-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,864
Posted By HWSNBN
Kevlar Kawasaki clutch is a little tougher:deal ...

Kevlar Kawasaki clutch is a little tougher:deal Its cheaper too.:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,642
Posted By HWSNBN
As we say south of the border to any and all...

As we say south of the border to any and all interrogatives, Jess! :D
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,642
Posted By HWSNBN
Jess! :jose

Jess! :jose
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-23-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,628
Posted By HWSNBN
Absolutely, though I contend there is plenty of...

Absolutely, though I contend there is plenty of power on the low end. The biggest issues with these bikes is that;

a. They're jetted/injected insanely lean at cruise/mid rpms effectively killing...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-23-2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,628
Posted By HWSNBN
I can hit 130-135 with 16/45 and its as high...

I can hit 130-135 with 16/45 and its as high geared as I'd want to ever go. In fact its well known top speed with stock gears is made in 5th, 6th being an overdrive. Lowering the final drive simply...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-19-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,628
Posted By HWSNBN
Motor makes plenty of torque. The problem is the...

Motor makes plenty of torque. The problem is the gears:deal. Try it, you will like it.



+1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-19-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,628
Posted By HWSNBN
Gearing is indeed the answer, way to high out of...

Gearing is indeed the answer, way to high out of the box. 16/45 is as high a drive as anyone should have on the bike. Anything more just chokes the thing to death.
Forum: Australia 12-17-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,341
Posted By HWSNBN
You hear about the intake valves stretching alot....

You hear about the intake valves stretching alot. On the early, (pre -06) bikes the air filter was hard to get on straight resulting in a lot of folks putting them on wrong. Dirty air ate the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-17-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 27,668
Posted By HWSNBN
Kernersville here, subscribed to this...

Kernersville here, subscribed to this thread.:freaky
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,186
Posted By HWSNBN
Small ball bearings or bb's will do in a pinch. ...

Small ball bearings or bb's will do in a pinch. A big C clamp can work ok to apply metered pressure.
Forum: Australia 12-17-2010, 05:17 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,341
Posted By HWSNBN
Honda 450X is a great bike, so is Yamahas WR. I...

Honda 450X is a great bike, so is Yamahas WR. I have an X and have kicked the ever loving crap out of it and it refuses to die. Bad press isn't the reality.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,720
Posted By HWSNBN
I rebuilt a set and they were a PIA! Mine were...

I rebuilt a set and they were a PIA! Mine were in terrible condition though, much worse than a simple scratch. Better to live with the scratch than incur the expense and headache of getting them...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,267
Posted By HWSNBN
Just so ya know, aluminum or galvanized steel...

Just so ya know, aluminum or galvanized steel flashing in contact with concrete won't very long. The concrete corrodes it rather quickly.

Rolls of the vinyl / bituthene laminated tape work the...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,267
Posted By HWSNBN
Pull the door, replace the sill with treated...

Pull the door, replace the sill with treated spludging silicone or liquid nails everywhere, both sides and the ends. Flash it and silicone the door to the flashing.

Theres also several products...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-15-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,350
Posted By HWSNBN
16/45 ! Look at the torque curve of this motor...

16/45 ! Look at the torque curve of this motor and consider where you'll be at cruise rpms. 16/45 matches it perfectly. I'm running big main jets still and getting 40mpg (950) and always have...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-15-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,374
Posted By HWSNBN
:thumb Hey Bruce, I have a spare Suzuki...

:thumb

Hey Bruce,

I have a spare Suzuki transmission and gauge cluster sitting in my heap and your welcome to it. It'd be a hell of a thing to make a Suzukimatic-Kat.:eek1...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-15-2010, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,310
Posted By HWSNBN
You can leave the rear skid bolts on and just...

You can leave the rear skid bolts on and just drop the front of the skid. Its not in the way.

I also skip the screens because theres hardly ever anything in there. Burn up a clutch or...
Forum: Americas 12-13-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26,154
Views: 2,161,929
Posted By HWSNBN
Ouch, looks like a job for a stud remover. ...

Ouch, looks like a job for a stud remover. Terrible name for the tool imho.:D

http://www.capitolsupply.com/ImageServer.ashx?t=product&h=350&w=350&ni=1&imageid=cs8047016
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-12-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 43,880
Posted By HWSNBN
You've got the stock cans? Man, you can't run...

You've got the stock cans? Man, you can't run stock cans.:deal

Here's a cheap fix (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=162645).
Forum: Old's Cool 12-12-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,374
Posted By HWSNBN
What do you mean, "you people?"

What do you mean, "you people?"
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-12-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,978
Posted By HWSNBN
metal bags are great until you lay it over real...

metal bags are great until you lay it over real low and they break your ankle.:deal Not really a great choice for a dual sport imho, though ok if its ridden like a BMW.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-12-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 55,198
Posted By HWSNBN
Damn Kurt! Check the pawn shops and let them...

Damn Kurt!

Check the pawn shops and let them know to be on the lookout for that stuff. A neighbor of mine found one item in a shop and the popo went and found everything else at the guys crib...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-12-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,374
Posted By HWSNBN
Hey, it looks like you've cleaned the garage out...

Hey, it looks like you've cleaned the garage out guy. It wasn't possible to get to the back without crawling over the M3 last time I was there.:lol
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 66,193
Posted By HWSNBN
Keep it coming TP. I've wanted to got to Oaxaca...

Keep it coming TP. I've wanted to got to Oaxaca ever since I read this RR years ago here...:D (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=123397)
Forum: Americas 12-10-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,959
Posted By HWSNBN
All those are awesome roads, damn I wish I was...

All those are awesome roads, damn I wish I was there.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-09-2010, 05:48 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 43,880
Posted By HWSNBN
I think there was an updated rod to replace the...

I think there was an updated rod to replace the previously updated rod... a third revision as it were.
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 120,942
Posted By HWSNBN
Those are tough bottom ends. I wouldn't worry...

Those are tough bottom ends. I wouldn't worry about it too much myself. Pretty much the same deal as a XR650L thats ridden on road all the time without complaint.

That said, I dunno:dunno. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-08-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,049
Posted By HWSNBN
Is that an 18" in the pic? Looks made for the...

Is that an 18" in the pic? Looks made for the bikes wide rim with the well rounded shape and short sidewalls.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-08-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,864
Posted By HWSNBN
They last a long time as long as its ridden...

They last a long time as long as its ridden normally. I smoked mine quick too!:lol3 Not 100 miles though, took me till about 4000 miles till I started taking it offroad. First steep rocky climb...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-08-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,650
Posted By HWSNBN
I know its wrong to do it, but I just jam a...

I know its wrong to do it, but I just jam a screwdriver in the gears to keep'em from turning.:lol3

That and the magic of the impact hammer always works!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-08-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 43,880
Posted By HWSNBN
$146.34 there at powersports warehouse vs....

$146.34 there at powersports warehouse vs. $161.72 at Munn with a 25% off KTM Supporting membership. Guess I found a new place to get parts, thanks.
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