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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-27-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22,149
Views: 1,219,912
Posted By Grayjet
I rode it up and back. I will say, that trip back...

I rode it up and back. I will say, that trip back is a literal pain in the butt after being in the saddle for that long.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-26-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22,149
Views: 1,219,912
Posted By Grayjet
Thanks! That trip was how I spent my first days...

Thanks! That trip was how I spent my first days of terminal leave. (I officially retire 1 July.)



Unfortunately, my GPS was inop during that ride. I think the rechargeable battery was fried,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-26-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22,149
Views: 1,219,912
Posted By Grayjet
A little Shenandoah trip

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-25-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12,122
Views: 2,682,863
Posted By Grayjet
I took the big, burly beast on a trip to the...

I took the big, burly beast on a trip to the Shenandoah Mountains for some riding and camping:


<iframe width="1280" height="720" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NaqDwgxflfM?rel=0"...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 84,447
Views: 9,785,111
Posted By Grayjet
Nope, there is no regular rhythm. I tried to...

Nope, there is no regular rhythm. I tried to record it, but I can't capture the sound. That was just with an iPhone, though. Maybe a gopro would do it.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 84,447
Views: 9,785,111
Posted By Grayjet
Vector D, This sounds a lot like the sounds I...

Vector D,
This sounds a lot like the sounds I am hearing from my bike when the throttle is wide open. It sounds like: tink... tink tink... tink. I don't think it is the exhaust pipe. I think it is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-12-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,933
Posted By Grayjet
My favorite is at the 0:15 mark: "That's the way...

My favorite is at the 0:15 mark: "That's the way to do it!"
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 84,447
Views: 9,785,111
Posted By Grayjet
If you have the cash and time to wait for it, you...

If you have the cash and time to wait for it, you can't beat Renazco seats.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-03-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 12,122
Views: 2,682,863
Posted By Grayjet
Soularch, As thebarber said, the tube goes from...

Soularch,
As thebarber said, the tube goes from a fitting on the left tank to a similar fitting on the right tank. The short length of tube just lays on top of the airbox. Sorry I don't have a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 84,447
Views: 9,785,111
Posted By Grayjet
A woman posting on the XRL thread?! I never...

A woman posting on the XRL thread?! I never thought I'd see it happen! I've been following this thread for 7 years, and I believe you are the first woman to ever post on it. Good on you, Abby, and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,133
Posted By Grayjet
Looks like your front and rear intake valves are...

Looks like your front and rear intake valves are good, but your front exhaust are barely out of spec, and your rear exhaust are out of spec.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,133
Posted By Grayjet
Answers in yellow above.

Answers in yellow above.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,133
Posted By Grayjet
"Are the back lobes supposed to face in and the...

"Are the back lobes supposed to face in and the front cylinder lobes face out?"

They do face in opposite directions when they are at the compression stroke TDC, but it is important to note that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,133
Posted By Grayjet
Concur with the Muffin Man. You need to spin the...

Concur with the Muffin Man. You need to spin the motor until the piston comes up to TDC on the compression stroke instead of the exhaust stroke.

Just in case this is greek to you, here's what's...
Forum: Vendors 04-20-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 255,187
Posted By Grayjet
Kriega!

I decided to finally treat myself to some Kriega gear, and I have to say, the gear and the customer service from Michael are both top notch. Super fast, hassle-free delivery of clearly high quality...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 84,447
Views: 9,785,111
Posted By Grayjet
Say 10 Hail Marys and 5 Our Fathers and send me a...

Say 10 Hail Marys and 5 Our Fathers and send me a set of free Excel Rims laced with Buchanan spokes and all will be forgiven!
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 84,447
Views: 9,785,111
Posted By Grayjet
I am looking to make the swap to LEDs after...

I am looking to make the swap to LEDs after accumulating a box of busted stockers. Here is what I think you need from EDS:

4 tuff lites - $140
LED flasher relay, universal - $20
Turn signal...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 84,447
Views: 9,785,111
Posted By Grayjet
I used this: <a...

I used this:

<a href="http://s994.photobucket.com/albums/af64/grayjet/?action=view&current=94453F47-883E-4133-A8DB-6B723FA223E3.jpg" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 84,447
Views: 9,785,111
Posted By Grayjet
I gotta be doing something wrong. Maybe I used...

I gotta be doing something wrong. Maybe I used the wrong kind of assembly lube.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-17-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22,149
Views: 1,219,912
Posted By Grayjet
How about this Sun, everyone? 1000?

How about this Sun, everyone? 1000?
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 84,447
Views: 9,785,111
Posted By Grayjet
I only used assembly lube on the cam and rockers....

I only used assembly lube on the cam and rockers. I heard that the lube mixes with the oil, and then circulates around the motor, where it is absorbed into the fiber discs, creating a slipping...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 84,447
Views: 9,785,111
Posted By Grayjet
Ok, so this is the second time I have rebuilt the...

Ok, so this is the second time I have rebuilt the top end (102mm now), and the second time that my clutch started slipping right after the rebuild. I heard that assembly lube can empregnate the fiber...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-16-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22,149
Views: 1,219,912
Posted By Grayjet
Welcome. I'll ride DN with you. (DN is what the...

Welcome. I'll ride DN with you. (DN is what the cool kids call Damneck.) Haven't been there in a while. Shoot me a PM if interested.

Cheers,
Lance
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 84,447
Views: 9,785,111
Posted By Grayjet
Gentlemen, I salute you! BP, that is...

Gentlemen, I salute you!



BP, that is the coolest looking XRL I have ever seen.



Coffman, your headlight/dash setup is bad a$$.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-11-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22,149
Views: 1,219,912
Posted By Grayjet
This had me laughing out loud. I love it!

This had me laughing out loud. I love it!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-05-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By Grayjet
This drove me nuts when I first got my 990. My...

This drove me nuts when I first got my 990. My left tank lower bolt is always way off. I now do what Racer does, and it's been fine. I hang the tank from the top bolt (bolt loosely sitting in its...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-05-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22,149
Views: 1,219,912
Posted By Grayjet
That is downright hospitable of you! Any...

That is downright hospitable of you! Any prognostications on when the trails will be clear enough to ride? I may have some free time in June for some serious riding (terminal leave - I'm retiring...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 84,447
Views: 9,785,111
Posted By Grayjet
I just got a pair of these this winter and have...

I just got a pair of these this winter and have been commuting with them on my 990 to work. They are a game changer for sure, and in my mind, much better than heated grips. I will say that they are...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-04-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,874
Posted By Grayjet
Update: I may have spoke too soon. I took it...

Update: I may have spoke too soon. I took it out for a real ride today at highway speeds, instead of just putting around my neighborhood, and there is a noticeable change in the clatter. I still...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-01-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,874
Posted By Grayjet
Well, I promised to report back when the longer...

Well, I promised to report back when the longer CCT bolts were in.

Verdict: fail

The noise is still there. I am at a loss. Perhaps it is the clutch booster rattling around... I don't know.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-23-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12,122
Views: 2,682,863
Posted By Grayjet
Wow. Like the website says, that is...

Wow. Like the website says, that is "super-cool"! I need to get smarter on wiring and pick one of these up. If nothing else, the ability to monitor the health of the electrical system seems to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-17-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12,122
Views: 2,682,863
Posted By Grayjet
Nothing, but...

As soon as one of you gurus installs a Motobrain PDU and comes up with some super genius ideas about what to do with it, post it up with photos so the rest of us can copy it!

Motobrain.net...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-14-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22,149
Views: 1,219,912
Posted By Grayjet
Oil

I will quote the great Pyndon, who said, "Oil is oil, brown and slippy." As long as it's the right viscosity, and changed regularly, it's gonna be fine.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-14-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22,149
Views: 1,219,912
Posted By Grayjet
Ah, I see. I just buttoned mine all back up, and...

Ah, I see. I just buttoned mine all back up, and it fired up immediately. No smoke out of the pipe, so that is good. It is smoking from the headlight area, though, and my turn signals stopped...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-14-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 22,149
Views: 1,219,912
Posted By Grayjet
Hey, BE. What are your plans for that XRL? Are...

Hey, BE. What are your plans for that XRL? Are you not happy with it?

I just dropped $750 into mine for a rebore out to 102mm with a new piston and fresh valves. Hope to have it all back...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-11-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,133
Posted By Grayjet
Definitely agree with this: "Buy a spare plastic...

Definitely agree with this: "Buy a spare plastic elbow for the breather pipes from cam cover to oil tank as they break easily." I had one come apart and sprinkle plastic parts down into the bowels of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 134,814
Posted By Grayjet
Thanks, Steve. Ill be picking up my 102 mm...

Thanks, Steve. Ill be picking up my 102 mm cylinder and freshly valved head soon. I want to put it together right!
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 134,814
Posted By Grayjet
Steve, which Hondabond do you use when you are...

Steve, which Hondabond do you use when you are gooping up the cylinder head cover gasket, Hondabond 4 or Hondabond HT? Do you use it on the crank case covers as well?

Thanks for the thread - one...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-04-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,874
Posted By Grayjet
Still waiting for them to show up. I'll report...

Still waiting for them to show up. I'll report back as soon as I install them.



I would!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,874
Posted By Grayjet
Looking back at my receipt, I spent just under...

Looking back at my receipt, I spent just under $100 USD through a German company. Here's a link: Ktm-versand.de (http://ktm-versand.de). Type in part number 60036008100.

Still damn expensive,...
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