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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-02-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Here's some good input ...

Here's some good input

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=609134
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-02-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,722
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Looks like the Gobi certainly helped in the...

Looks like the Gobi certainly helped in the damage prevention. Doesn't look like you'll be carrying water in it anymore though (not that anyone seems to).
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Hmm, didn't realize that. Guess it makes sense...

Hmm, didn't realize that. Guess it makes sense though. Well what should I do with these stickers I bought then? :lol3

I do have a tag that happens to have blood type on it, maybe I should start...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Veloink Decals

Got some great vinyl decals printed from Veloink (http://veloink.com/). Found them via a facebook ad or something - no affiliation, just happy with the service and thought others would be interested....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-25-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,908
Posted By GoGoGavin41
So can you go ahead and sort based on importance...

So can you go ahead and sort based on importance so that I can cue up the mods I haven't done yet? :1drink
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By GoGoGavin41
I actually pulled the oil out of my oil tank for...

I actually pulled the oil out of my oil tank for the test; the oil is very new, less than 100 miles on it (was changed with water pump).

I agree that the increase in level is the only thing that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Okie dokie, here's some more info. Coolant...

Okie dokie, here's some more info.

Coolant from the expansion tank had settled pretty nicely overnight. Here's what the bottom looks like:
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Ok, I'm trying to convince myself more and more...

Ok, I'm trying to convince myself more and more that this is rubber from the hoses. A lot of online searching does not lead me to believe it looks like oil. Let's do a worst case analysis:

My goal...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Ok, here's a quick update. Drained the coolant...

Ok, here's a quick update. Drained the coolant from the radiator via the drain bolt at the bottom port side of the radiator itself this morning. Coolant came out clear for probably the first 90% of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-17-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Pissed Oil in Coolant After WP Rebuild?

I know there's another active thread titled similarly, but our pictures look very different. Here's what the coolant that was in my overflow tank looks like:
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-15-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By GoGoGavin41
I had a set of cheap auto store lights on several...

I had a set of cheap auto store lights on several of my bikes for a number of years. While they were plenty bright, they were constantly breaking bulbs or having wires come loose. Fine if you don't...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-14-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11,639
Views: 2,514,366
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Oh man does that look slick. Does it try to flex...

Oh man does that look slick. Does it try to flex off the tank much? I just wonder how beefy those top two bolts will be compared to the weight of your leg (I don't even have them in, the crash bars...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-08-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 275
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Clutch Cover Gasket Leaking?

Just finished the water pump rebuild. Man was my shaft bad, I'll have to post a picture.

Anyhows, got everything buttoned up, oil and coolant back in, let it warm up, all good no leaks. Ride it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By GoGoGavin41
So thinking a bit more critically, the...

So thinking a bit more critically, the spacer/spacers may be side specific. I'll probably have the wheels off tomorrow to check anyway.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Wheels directional?

Just picked up a second set of wheels that I was informed had the front tire on backwards. Can I just put the brakes on the opposite sides, or are the wheels directional? Are front moto wheels...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 626,384
Posted By GoGoGavin41
I was going to suggest you switch to the Akro...

I was going to suggest you switch to the Akro map, but you can't, because carbs.

I imagine jetting should help - the carb guys will be along shortly to suggest settings.

I had a lot of pop on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By GoGoGavin41
IMHO, being able to run aux with low beam allows...

IMHO, being able to run aux with low beam allows for increased visibility while not blinding people in front of you (in traffic for example). I'm sure there's some configuration that would allow for...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-27-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 928
Views: 430,177
Posted By GoGoGavin41
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac193/GoGoGavin...

http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac193/GoGoGavin41/1610863_10204033944908733_141445957514319655_n_zpspwp7uoew.jpg

S'more

<iframe width="420" height="315"...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 1,335
Views: 257,718
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Getting better at monos. Er, uh, the stunt-person...

Getting better at monos. Er, uh, the stunt-person in this video is anyway.

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/2JdgyxU2apk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By GoGoGavin41
I had considered this one before I got the HJC....

I had considered this one before I got the HJC. Went to cycle gear to try some on and decided to just pull the trigger on a nice helmet. Returned the HJC and received the Shoei in the mail today.
...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Inner Sun Visor Distortion?

Just picked up an HJC IS-17 with the internal sun visor. A quick changing tinted visor is something I've wanted for a long time, can't stand having to stop and change visors when the sun goes down...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-17-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19,348
Views: 8,059,135
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Who makes yer light bars?

Who makes yer light bars?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,802
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Looks like the TT one...

Looks like the TT one (http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/1185/PN-370-0261/Steel-Headlight-Guard-KTM-990-950-Adventure-LC8)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11,639
Views: 2,514,366
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Lights lights lights! (like Mötley Crüe said) ...

Lights lights lights! (like Mötley Crüe said)

Rigids

http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac193/GoGoGavin41/IMG_20150112_070859_656_zpsfm3qlsyo.jpg

Hyperlights
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 287
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Rear Brake Light Switch Replacement Mod?

So the pressure sensor on my rear brake failed probably a year ago, haven't been too concerned about fixing it until I put on some sweet Hyperlites yesterday.

From reading around, it seems like...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Sweet, thanks for the advice guys.

Sweet, thanks for the advice guys.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,562
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Not sure, just judging by the spacing of his...

Not sure, just judging by the spacing of his posts.
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Hyperlites (3M Tape) Attachment

So I'm considering some of these (http://www.hyperlites.com/nondf.html) for my 990 Adventure. Let's just say that my bike experiences a lot of g-forces. I think the elements themselves are probably...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,562
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Looks like the two year ban wore off? I know I've...

Looks like the two year ban wore off? I know I've been waiting on the edge of my seat.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-05-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 11,639
Views: 2,514,366
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Took the flaccids off - the $25 O'Reilly lights...

Took the flaccids off - the $25 O'Reilly lights put out pretty decent light, but I was snapping the filaments off every few months. Maybe I'll put them on a bike that leaves the ground less...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-04-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,564
Posted By GoGoGavin41
I tend to change my mind a lot-wanted to leave...

I tend to change my mind a lot-wanted to leave enough to move it. It got tucked in more after the picture anyway.

Also wanted "off" on both switches to match positions.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-04-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,564
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Haha thanks, I was quite proud of the bracket I...

Haha thanks, I was quite proud of the bracket I fabricated out of a camp pan handle. Decided a kill - switch type toggle was better.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-01-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,564
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Well, for whatever reason, once I finished the...

Well, for whatever reason, once I finished the wiring up and took it for a final test ride, the ABS light worked - which is nice because I was going to stick with this ghetto toggle switch otherwise....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-30-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,564
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Yeah, this is why I want an inline switch - with...

Yeah, this is why I want an inline switch - with as many times as you cycle the ignition on a trail ride it'd end up being 20 min longer if you had to sit there pushing that stupid switch every time....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-29-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,564
Posted By GoGoGavin41
What particular wire did you install the switch...

What particular wire did you install the switch on?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-29-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,564
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Ok, here's what I did. Opened up the ABS box...

Ok, here's what I did.

Opened up the ABS box and cut the white wire paired with the black and white stripped wire (rear wheel sensor) as per this diagram:
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-28-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11,639
Views: 2,514,366
Posted By GoGoGavin41
I've been following this type of stuff for a...

I've been following this type of stuff for a while as my leaking master is getting worse and worse.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=756603&page=5

Seems the consensus is that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,564
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Now I'm curious about this too. Shouldn't be the...

Now I'm curious about this too. Shouldn't be the case though (correct me if I'm wrong). With a switch in the "off" position, the ABS controller isn't getting anything from the sensors, thus no ABS...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-18-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,263
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Honestly, unless you're really pitching it over...

Honestly, unless you're really pitching it over in an emergency situation or something, I'd say you're unlikely to stand it up on the box (and crash). Same type of sensation as dragging the peg in my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,568
Posted By GoGoGavin41
:lol3 Apparently no one can take a joke...

:lol3 Apparently no one can take a joke (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1031302&page=2)

I guess I should keep my comments to myself... :lobby
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