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Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 07:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,169
Posted By Head2Wind
First of all I _do not_ want to create a internet...

First of all I _do not_ want to create a internet based panic. The 'story' is that a very few units are failing the internal baffle of the oil tank. I don't have specifics or links or pictures as I...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-16-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By Head2Wind
Personally I would drain the oil and put fresh in...

Personally I would drain the oil and put fresh in it, fresh filter and run it while keeping an eye on the overflow tank before diving into the seal replacement.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-16-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By Head2Wind
1. The condensate and water in emulsion with oil,...

1. The condensate and water in emulsion with oil, if there was any significant accumulation would have been in areas that would have required you to clean them, like the cam covers, clutch cover and...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-16-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By Head2Wind
The grand assumption and potentially risky one...

The grand assumption and potentially risky one here is that the 'oil light' is OK. The low limit for the pressure switch is somewhere near 7-10 PSI if I recall correctly, so potentially the 'OK'...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-16-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By Head2Wind
WINGS mufflers are my usual choice... ...

WINGS mufflers are my usual choice... www.wings.si
Forum: Orange Crush 09-15-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,169
Posted By Head2Wind
I am on my second SE EFI conversion build.......

I am on my second SE EFI conversion build.... with a third in the wings. It is possible to teach this old mussle new tricks :)
Forum: Orange Crush 09-15-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,169
Posted By Head2Wind
PowerCell Performance..... is one fix. ...

PowerCell Performance..... is one fix.

Konflict Motorsports has been doing some stuff too, but not sure of how long they will last

PowerCell's fix is supposed to be 'permanent', but it comes at...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-15-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By Head2Wind
+1

+1
Forum: Orange Crush 09-15-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,169
Posted By Head2Wind
Please understand that these failures are an...

Please understand that these failures are an result of _unusual_ riding practices :evil

Despite these failures, the SE is one tough M/C... and most of the failures can be mitigated (like the...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-15-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,169
Posted By Head2Wind
All of the SE got the best of the 950...

All of the SE got the best of the 950 development.. However if you run them really hard (like some here), the oil tanks will break and the subframes will break and the rear shocks will fail.....
Forum: Orange Crush 09-15-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By Head2Wind
I suspect that the oil filter is messed up from...

I suspect that the oil filter is messed up from left over coolant in the engine and it has effectively blocked the filter.... Try swapping the filter out and see if the problem goes away....

Yes,...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-15-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,620
Posted By Head2Wind
My meandering thoughts on suspension: The...

My meandering thoughts on suspension:

The mystery is based upon the culture of the businesses that do suspension tuning, they generally will not share their knowledge because it means that they...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-15-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,169
Posted By Head2Wind
OK, so I'm going to throw in my opinion here as...

OK, so I'm going to throw in my opinion here as well...... :norton


1. SE 'feels' lighter cuz it is lighter but.. the fuel is mid/higher so the transitions through S curves is a bit more...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-15-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,169
Posted By Head2Wind
There was one in Idaho recently for ~$7900, IMO a...

There was one in Idaho recently for ~$7900, IMO a decent deal.... not sure if it sold or what.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-15-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,169
Posted By Head2Wind
http://lascruces.craigslist.org/mcy/4629895197.htm...

http://lascruces.craigslist.org/mcy/4629895197.html

http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/mcy/4657424773.html

https://ventura.craigslist.org/mcy/4640743751.html
Forum: Orange Crush 09-13-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,620
Posted By Head2Wind
Bummer! Probably heading to the KTM rally in...

Bummer!

Probably heading to the KTM rally in Taos......
Forum: Orange Crush 09-13-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,037
Posted By Head2Wind
Sell the CRF250 and buy a KTM? :freaky:wink:

Sell the CRF250 and buy a KTM? :freaky:wink:
Forum: Orange Crush 09-13-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,620
Posted By Head2Wind
YMMV, but it has been my experience that the...

YMMV, but it has been my experience that the 'hand dyno' while pushing on the forks while off the bike usually doesn't feel like much damping is going on.... But then again, if the adjustment rods...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-12-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,620
Posted By Head2Wind
To my knowledge, yes, the O-ring on the rebound...

To my knowledge, yes, the O-ring on the rebound needle is what keeps oil from getting into that section of the damper rod...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-12-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 740
Posted By Head2Wind
NO. Very wrong information. A starter motor...

NO. Very wrong information. A starter motor 'going to ground' will not spontaneously make the starter motor turn, it will be quite the opposite... it will not work at all.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-12-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By Head2Wind
Idle speed for the 990 is very dependent upon the...

Idle speed for the 990 is very dependent upon the Throttle Position Sensor. If the TPS is messed up from the proper water dunking the bike took, the ECU will have a very hard time with that and idle...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-12-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 806
Posted By Head2Wind
To my knowledge this was never a KB to either add...

To my knowledge this was never a KB to either add or replace these items in the CC hose. It has been a point of discussion in the past, and all of the bikes be it 03-05 tend to 'oil' the front carb...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-12-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 806
Posted By Head2Wind
'Positive Crankcase Ventilation' would require a...

'Positive Crankcase Ventilation' would require a source of vacuum to produce a 'positive' flow or a 'depression' (vacuum) upon the crankcase (CC). The OEM configuration provided little if any...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-24-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,319
Posted By Head2Wind
If its a minor sag in power or slight surge in...

If its a minor sag in power or slight surge in delivery:
My typical suggestion is to run the vents at 10" and 11", 11" for the front carb, 10" for the rear, routed down through the bottom of the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-24-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By Head2Wind
Examples of the 'Air Dam-it'.... it does make a...

Examples of the 'Air Dam-it'.... it does make a difference in IAT... which means more/better power over the whole range of operation.

Road tests showed a maximum deviation from ambient air...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-24-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By Head2Wind
IMO, no issues with exposure to dust. You can...

IMO, no issues with exposure to dust. You can also run a 'prefilter' on the setup so that the main filter stays cleaner for a longer period....
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18,460
Views: 2,011,589
Posted By Head2Wind
I have the patterns and can build a harness...

I have the patterns and can build a harness (crankshaft was the original developer), but at this point will need at least 5 harnesses committed to before I can go ahead with building them... and...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-14-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,557
Posted By Head2Wind
If it will start without enrichment (choke),...

If it will start without enrichment (choke), there is a very good chance that the plungers are not seating correctly.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-14-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,557
Posted By Head2Wind
double check the 'choke' plungers are fully...

double check the 'choke' plungers are fully extending and seating in their bores.... I have seen the cable/s get messed up and the springs that hold the plungers into their seats cannot provide...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-14-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,722
Posted By Head2Wind
To perform a 'get the head off the rear...

To perform a 'get the head off the rear cylinder', the engine should come out of the frame. Technically its possible to rotate the engine about the swing arm pivot bolt to gain enough room to pull...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-13-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,722
Posted By Head2Wind
I wonder who performed the previous valve adjust?...

I wonder who performed the previous valve adjust? :deal
Forum: Orange Crush 08-13-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,722
Posted By Head2Wind
it always amazes me to see how some of the...

it always amazes me to see how some of the motorcycle recyclers/scrappers disassemble motorcycles..... but hey, choose the least resistive path to get the engine on the deck....
...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-30-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By Head2Wind
I'd have to do some digging to see if I have a...

I'd have to do some digging to see if I have a 12' ADV-R map loaded into a 07' ADV map hashed for the early ECU. It is not recommended, nor should it work, to try to directly flash a older ECU with...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-30-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,596
Posted By Head2Wind
Yes, you can pull those wires back to their...

Yes, you can pull those wires back to their origin and solder them together... for the 03-06 950 ADV this will work, all the others (07+ADV, SE) with the different switch require a resistor (2.2k...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-29-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By Head2Wind
TuneECU and a 2012 ADV-R map copied into the 07...

TuneECU and a 2012 ADV-R map copied into the 07 ECU and snatchy throttle will be gone.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-29-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,150
Posted By Head2Wind
Which version of the FACET fuel pump did you...

Which version of the FACET fuel pump did you install? The fuel pressure for these carbs should only be ~1.5 PSI, if more than that the floats/needles will not be able to control the level because...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-29-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,432
Posted By Head2Wind
It is not stock, I have used them on all my ADVs...

It is not stock, I have used them on all my ADVs that did not have high fenders and IMO, they work very well at keeping the flow of air from coming up the back of the fairing... and in effect helping...
Forum: Vendors 07-07-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By Head2Wind
Only 4 left.... go ahead, be one of 4 people that...

Only 4 left.... go ahead, be one of 4 people that got a really great deal on a amazing dual sport tire... :D
Forum: Vendors 07-07-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By Head2Wind
Thumb Heidenau K60 140/80-17 Rear Special

Adventure Machines has a 'Deal of the Day' special on the Heidenau K60 140/80-17 rear tire. We have 5 in stock, ready to ship right away. Special is a limited time offer. $132 :eek1

...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-03-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,329
Posted By Head2Wind
I am going to start waving at motorcyclists while...

I am going to start waving at motorcyclists while driving my car because we are brothers and stuff, then when they don't wave back I'm going to get butt hurt about it....:cry
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