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Forum: Orange Crush 03-29-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,908
Posted By 850tc
Hi. I did post an update on this some time last...

Hi. I did post an update on this some time last year. I changed the inner needle roller bearing and it made a noticeable difference - virtually back to how I remembered. There is still vibration in...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-08-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,609
Posted By 850tc
Yes, the clutch outers are a straight swap. Mine...

Yes, the clutch outers are a straight swap. Mine originally had the type with a steel band round it. Marks from the plates shouldn't be a problem unless they are actually grooves.
This is the best I...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-08-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,609
Posted By 850tc
Hi all. Seems to be a recurring theme with early...

Hi all. Seems to be a recurring theme with early 950s! I started a thread about this some time ago re exactly the same symptoms. Since then I've done at least 10000kms and it hasn't broken! I've also...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-18-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By 850tc
"I have what feels like a dragging throttle cable...

"I have what feels like a dragging throttle cable - what to remove to get access to the throttle cables from throttle grip (easy, all exposed) down to the throttle bodies to check that the cable...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-18-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By 850tc
What a great forum this is! Thanks, thats...

What a great forum this is!
Thanks, thats exactly what I needed.
I must have tweeked the wiring harness while refitting the tank. All ok now.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-17-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By 850tc
Save me some time?

Hi all.
I've just finished rebuilding my 950 clutch, put it all back together, switched on - no oil light. I think I've inadvertently disconnected it - so which tank should I remove to have the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,851
Posted By 850tc
Thanks guys, a lot of sensible comments. You've...

Thanks guys, a lot of sensible comments. You've brought me to my senses! Of course I'll continue riding, I guess it was never really in doubt, a 40+ year habit is hard to kick! I will be carrying...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,851
Posted By 850tc
Hi guys, been reading this thread as I had 3...

Hi guys, been reading this thread as I had 3 stents put in a couple of months ago - never heard of them until then! I just turned 60 and the 2 events together have made me stop and think a bit about...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-20-2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,975
Posted By 850tc
Hi Crazybrit. Ive been following your thread and...

Hi Crazybrit. Ive been following your thread and yes, sounds exactly the same as mine. There are some other posts describing the same symptoms, but so far no definitive answers. I"ve still not got to...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-12-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Posted By 850tc
OK - curiosity satisfied - thanks!

OK - curiosity satisfied - thanks!
Forum: Orange Crush 05-12-2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Posted By 850tc
Hi, not wanting hijack this thread but what is ...

Hi, not wanting hijack this thread but what is the reason for the difference in lengths for the breather pipes? Is it critical? What happens if they aren"t the correct length?
Forum: Orange Crush 03-21-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,195
Posted By 850tc
Hi Mick I have had what sounds like exactly the...

Hi Mick
I have had what sounds like exactly the same prob for a while now - I posted about it some time late last year. I"ve been through all the possible causes (chain, engine mounts, carb sync,...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-05-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,975
Posted By 850tc
OK here we go again! Carbs stripped, checked,...

OK here we go again! Carbs stripped, checked, nothing out of the ordinary. Found one of the rubber mounts was starting to split so replaced that. Took it for a test ride to find the vibration felt...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-22-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,975
Posted By 850tc
I"ll try it!

I"ll try it!
Forum: Orange Crush 09-21-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,975
Posted By 850tc
How do you do that?????

How do you do that?????
Forum: Orange Crush 09-20-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,975
Posted By 850tc
Well it wasn"t the chain! New chain and sprockets...

Well it wasn"t the chain! New chain and sprockets went on today and the vibration is still there. Having eliminated most likely causes I"m thinking about carb balance again, especially a possible...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-17-2010, 12:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,975
Posted By 850tc
I hope you"re right! Haven"t much bike time...

I hope you"re right! Haven"t much bike time recently so the chain is still in its box... Your bearing looks to have overheated at some point going by the discolouration of the rollers - does it...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-16-2010, 04:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,975
Posted By 850tc
Hi. Were the pressure plate and springs installed...

Hi. Were the pressure plate and springs installed at the time of the video? With the pressure plate installed the movement on mine is not as much as that. My instinct is that there should be minimal...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-27-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 1,758
Views: 770,743
Posted By 850tc
New chain is still on its way (France in...

New chain is still on its way (France in august!). I saw your post re the clutch basket, mine is still the steel band type, so it looks as if Im going to have to go in there anyway just for peace of...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-26-2010, 12:54 AM
Replies: 1,758
Views: 770,743
Posted By 850tc
Hi Pyndon, thanks for the reply. Im new to forums...

Hi Pyndon, thanks for the reply. Im new to forums so I dont know how to refer to a previous post, but heres my question posted under: "950 Vibration".


Ive gone through all I can think of and...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-25-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 1,758
Views: 770,743
Posted By 850tc
Hi Pyndon. Thanks for all the info here. Youre...

Hi Pyndon. Thanks for all the info here. Youre obviously the person to ask about my problem - how much play is acceptable (rocking and in/out) on the OUTER basket ? Thanks!
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2010, 01:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,975
Posted By 850tc
Can anybody advise me as to whether there should...

Can anybody advise me as to whether there should be this play? I would have thought a bit of rocking on the innner basket is acceptable, but NO play on the outer. Am I right???
Interestingly, the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-19-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,975
Posted By 850tc
Thanks DirtyJ77, but its not that! Finally got...

Thanks DirtyJ77, but its not that!
Finally got round to looking at the clutch today. Plenty of oil and no signs of unusual wear. The centre nut seems pretty tight and the booster looks ok but with...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-11-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,975
Posted By 850tc
Thats where I"m going next! Did yours display any...

Thats where I"m going next! Did yours display any symptoms or did you get to it in time?
Forum: Orange Crush 08-11-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,975
Posted By 850tc
Yes, darned expensive though! My local stockist...

Yes, darned expensive though! My local stockist here in France wanted 75euros for a 50ml bottle! Eventually found some on ebay uk for 14.50inc postage!
It hasn"t made any difference to my...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-10-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,975
Posted By 850tc
Yes, done that, it runs much smoother, but vibes...

Yes, done that, it runs much smoother, but vibes not affected...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-09-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,975
Posted By 850tc
Just as an update, I"ve done the 6 bolts on the...

Just as an update, I"ve done the 6 bolts on the flywheel with loctite (which hadn"t been done), checked the frame for cracks (none) and discounted the chain, as the vibration is still there with bike...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-06-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,792
Posted By 850tc
Sounds like some Wesh mud is the answer! I"ll do...

Sounds like some Wesh mud is the answer! I"ll do the bleeding again and see what happens. What are you using for fluid?
Cheers
Forum: Orange Crush 08-05-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,792
Posted By 850tc
Hi DeeGee. Just found this thread in a search. I...

Hi DeeGee. Just found this thread in a search. I have exactly the same problem, dropped it once whilst pulling away from a cambered junction and nearly got rear ended by a car last week when it...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-30-2010, 01:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,975
Posted By 850tc
Thanks for the replies! Steering head bearings...

Thanks for the replies!
Steering head bearings are new and adjusted. Cracks in the frame is a scary idea that I hadnt considered! Ill check very soon!!!
Valves are due in about 4000k, but I would...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-28-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,975
Posted By 850tc
950 Vibration

Hi. I"ve been a regular visitor to the forum since I got my 2003 950 Adventure a couple of years ago but I"ve never felt the need to post as all my questions have been answered here! However...
A...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-21-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By 850tc
Thanks guys. Not too bothered about old maps, I...

Thanks guys. Not too bothered about old maps, I just want something more up to date than a list of turns taped to the tank!
Ill keep trying/saving!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-17-2010, 03:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By 850tc
Aha! Thanks for the reply Philspace. Trouble is I...

Aha! Thanks for the reply Philspace. Trouble is I cant justify/afford a Zumo for the little use I need from it. Ill try some earlier software versions to see if I can get it to work.
Cheers.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-17-2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By 850tc
Well that was disappointing! Perhaps I posted in...

Well that was disappointing! Perhaps I posted in the wrong place?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-08-2010, 01:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By 850tc
Streetpilot 111 compatibilty?

Hi all. In order to avoid the stop, take off gloves, get out map etc, etc routine, I bought a s/h Garmin to use on the bike and am struggling! Can anybody tell me if City Navigator V9 (Europe) is...
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