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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-18-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By mroddis
This is how I deal with it. Seems to work. M.

This is how I deal with it. Seems to work.
M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-15-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12,199
Views: 2,740,307
Posted By mroddis
Finished maintenance

Finally completed my "winter" maintenance including valve adjustment. First time ever digging this deep into the old girl. Only 2 needed adjusting - will update my "valve adjustment for a newbie"...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-27-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By mroddis
950 tank crossover tube - quick connect?

My bike ('06 950) already has the much-loved TSB for the crossover tubes between the tanks. The previous owner did a great job epoxying one side to the tank. However, my problem is that the "free"...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-15-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,459
Posted By mroddis
Keeper

My '06 950 is the first motorbike I've ever owned. Will always be with me. Love it every time I ride it, look at it, or listen to it. You get used to the maintenance.

M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-08-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,173
Posted By mroddis
Me too

I'm about 75% of the way through my first valve adjustment. This was one of my most frustrating steps - my locking bolt would not screw all the way in despite multiple attempts. Looking down the tiny...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-04-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,638
Posted By mroddis
I'm going in - send help if you don't hear from me.

So I've decided to check the valves - I've surrounded myself with as much info as possible and jumped in. I'm about halfway through the job, with the following observations..

- I had a really...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-01-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By mroddis
I used plenty of heat and deep penetrant. I then...

I used plenty of heat and deep penetrant. I then had to use my dremel to score a deep groove that I could get my huge screwdriver into and they eventually came out. Hardest part of the job. Bought...
Forum: Canada 04-24-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,663
Posted By mroddis
Holeshot

For a Canadian shop I've had great luck and service with Holeshot in Langley, BC. I just go through the online microfiche, write down what I need, then call them with the items. If they don't have it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-23-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,638
Posted By mroddis
Great advice Chuck - and welcome back.... M.

Great advice Chuck - and welcome back....

M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,638
Posted By mroddis
...and if you could have the video done before...

...and if you could have the video done before this weekend, that would be even better! (doing mine this weekend)

Cheers,
Matthew
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,487
Posted By mroddis
Welcome

Welcome to the PNW Riceless, and thanks for the great RR. Looks like a fantastic new addition!

So I guess now that you're back in the world of orange, we can expect to see more great how-to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-13-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,202
Posted By mroddis
6' 2" and looking for a tall seat...

6' 2" and looking for a tall seat...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-12-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12,199
Views: 2,740,307
Posted By mroddis
Maintenance

Front and rear brake bleed, with assistance from my 11 year old son. Cleaned and re-oiled my air filter and pre-filter. Started chasing the wiring of my only-one-grip-working oxford heaters. I've got...
Forum: Canada 04-08-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,983
Posted By mroddis
2017 can't come soon enough for me and my planned...

2017 can't come soon enough for me and my planned run up the Dempster. Just waiting for my friend and riding partner to ....well....buy a bike and learn to ride....

M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,572
Posted By mroddis
5.1

I use Motul 5.1 and have been since I got the bike - the previous owner used it.

I bleed the brakes once a year (at the beginning of the riding season) and usually the back gets an extra bleeding...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-03-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12,199
Views: 2,740,307
Posted By mroddis
I'll be interested to hear how you like it. Where...

I'll be interested to hear how you like it. Where did you buy it from?

M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,638
Posted By mroddis
Getting ready

Slowly getting my arsenal together to tackle this shortly.

One question - I'd like to replace the cam bridge bolts at the same time (given the advice here) and I'm wondering what exactly I should...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By mroddis
Thanks

Thanks for the help/input everyone. I assume the same logic applies to the skid plate 'upgrade' as it does to the crash bar upgrade referenced above....re: thread sizing? I think I've got a skid...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By mroddis
Threaded stud / all thread help !!

I want to do this upgrade to my bash plate...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16039508&postcount=236

...but unfortunately I live in a city with horrible hardware stores where I...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 03-19-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,791
Posted By mroddis
Bringing this back up

Saw this today:

http://giantloopmoto.com/products/tracker-packer-spot-gen3/

Has anyone seen something similar to this for the InReach? It's pretty much what I'm after....I emailed Giant Loop so...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,638
Posted By mroddis
Snark, Embarrassed to say I haven't done it...

Snark,
Embarrassed to say I haven't done it yet. I've been busy for the past few weekends and just haven't got my head into doing it yet. Chickening out? I hope not, but to be honest i'm not...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,809
Posted By mroddis
Just glad you're OK. Ride safe. M.

Just glad you're OK. Ride safe.

M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-28-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,604
Posted By mroddis
Photoshopped.

Photoshopped.
Forum: Canada 02-28-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,983
Posted By mroddis
June-ish

My 2017 planned run up the Dempster is scheduled for late June/early July. From what I've read it's the time most likely to be dry, although we all know that Mother Nature seldom keeps her schedule. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-26-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,604
Posted By mroddis
Just sayin

They're all coming out of the woodwork now.....someone's telling you something....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1046384


M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-24-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By mroddis
Second page of this thread

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=331539&highlight=tankbag&page=3


For the under seat attachment.

M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-24-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By mroddis
I'm new

I just got a tank bag but I've seen others secure the rear straps under the seat (to the frame). That way the straps don't rub the tanks but fold under the seat. I'll try and find the link. I think...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-22-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,077
Posted By mroddis
We all knew it would only take a matter of...

We all knew it would only take a matter of hours....

To OP. For that price i agree with the rest of the asylum. Seems like a GREAT deal - if it runs now, get ready for some serious fun.

M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-20-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,604
Posted By mroddis
Loss

A loss to the forum - you always responded to my basic questions and made me feel I could handle one of these bikes.

Best,
Matthew.
Forum: Canada 02-13-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By mroddis
Welcome. I try and do a lot myself, but I've...

Welcome.
I try and do a lot myself, but I've also taken my bike to Holeshot in Langley and they were very responsive. Mike was the service manager I was dealing with last time and he was very good....
Forum: Canada 02-13-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 19,108
Posted By mroddis
Pemberton

We've been wondering the same thing and want to be close to vancouver. We've been thinking of whistler or pemberton. Pemberton has a nice small town vibe, has amazing scenery, and is surrounded by...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-05-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 109,681
Posted By mroddis
Geek, Getting some winter maintenance out of...

Geek,
Getting some winter maintenance out of the way and really want to do this - do you remember what size stud you used for this to get it "just right"?

Thanks
M
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-04-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,638
Posted By mroddis
950 ADV Valve check for a newbie **UPDATE**

Update:

So, with perhaps misguided confidence, I've decided to jump in and check my valves. Thanks everyone for all the helpful tips and especially to hotrod for the video. I will post updates at...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By mroddis
Don't lose hope

I'm more of a see and replace mechanic - last year I replaced the water pump seal and felt pretty good about it, and all due to the people on this forum. The more you get familiar with these bikes...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,243
Posted By mroddis
Bbq

I used my BBQ to avoid tipping my wife off that I was "cooking" bike parts. Worked great!

Matthew.
Forum: Canada 01-25-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,071
Posted By mroddis
Thanks!

Thanks again for sharing your experience of this great country
Your videos are always great for trip planning and to see the miles and miles of gravel that I must get to!

Do you have the...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By mroddis
Oxford heated grips - 1 side not working

Hi all,
I have a set of oxford heated grips on my KTM 950 adventure bike. They were installed by the previous owner and use the very old style controller (the one that uses a round dial, not...
Forum: Canada 01-03-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,071
Posted By mroddis
Thanks

Thanks for posting a new series! I've really enjoyed your reports and I've used them to plan out my riding here in my own big backyard.
Ride safe, and let me know if you're ever passing through...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-21-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,067
Posted By mroddis
Like. M.

Like.

M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-13-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 17,612
Posted By mroddis
I had this problem when I did my water pump last...

I had this problem when I did my water pump last winter. I used a torch to heat up and try - no luck. Then I sprayed a bunch of deep penetration oil - no luck. Ended up using a dremel and cutting a...
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