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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-20-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,897
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Keep up the discussion! We're keeping a tally on...

Keep up the discussion! We're keeping a tally on our end and I think it's tied at the moment for rebuild vs replace.

In the meantime...

http://i.imgur.com/LI8xjgFl.jpg

The head in question...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-19-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,897
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Awesome input guys - thanks for all the...

Awesome input guys - thanks for all the responses!

kamanya - I did have some waterpump troubles a few thousand ks ago. Looked like the shaft had been on it's way out for a while, but hadn't gotten...
Forum: Vendors 05-17-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,321
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Just got mine in the mail. Probably won't go onto...

Just got mine in the mail. Probably won't go onto the bike for a while due to a bit of a setback found during a valve adjustment (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1065749), but looks...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-17-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,897
Posted By GoGoGavin41
I agree on finding the issue first. Have had...

I agree on finding the issue first. Have had multiple advisers ask the same oil related question.

Any parties have any advice on checking oil pathways? I am quite unfamiliar with them (not even...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-16-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,897
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Cry Head / Cam Bridge Damage

In the middle of doing a valve check and found this on the Rear Left Intake (relatively)...

Head :(:
http://i.imgur.com/xpWuwmml.jpg
Noticeable scoring and small burrs on the spark plug side
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,145
Posted By GoGoGavin41
So when do we get to hear it?

So when do we get to hear it?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,142
Posted By GoGoGavin41
~3% is certainly a high enough chance that I'll...

~3% is certainly a high enough chance that I'll go ahead and wear a FF...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-10-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 309,157
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Looking to trade std suspension for R (in the San...

Looking to trade std suspension for R (in the San Diego area)

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26758670#post26758670
Forum: Vendors 05-10-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,321
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Just dropped you a pm

Just dropped you a pm
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-05-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12,087
Views: 2,668,489
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Aye Yai Yai!!!! I've gotten my bike pretty hot...

Aye Yai Yai!!!! I've gotten my bike pretty hot over this last oil interval (not max bars though). Oil change this weekend it is then!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-01-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Big Bike @ McCain (San Diego) 5/3

Generally don't post this sort of stuff here but what the heck.

Had a riding partner for Sunday but he had to bail. I'll probably go out there either way. Will be on the 990 - should be able to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-13-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,944
Posted By GoGoGavin41
http://i.imgur.com/QONVIyz.gif Ohhhhh man,...

http://i.imgur.com/QONVIyz.gif

Ohhhhh man, looks like you got an awesome deal! I need to start looking on Copart more often!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-06-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Console Mount vs. Handlebars

So I have always mounted my electronics to my handlebars via ram mounts. I also (seem) to have killed a lot of electronic devices (gps, mp3 players, phones, etc) by using them on the motorcycle a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-31-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Loose Axle / Wheel Bearings

Whilst doing some other work to the bike last night, I put my hand on the bars and felt a bit of side-to-side play. Tracked it down to the wheel and assumed the bearings were going (small but...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,279
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Probably not worth your time, just go ahead and...

Probably not worth your time, just go ahead and send me the address and contact info of seller...:D

Sounds like pretty superficial problems, these bikes are meant to be dirty anyway. New chain,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-26-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19,609
Views: 8,274,048
Posted By GoGoGavin41
So what's the oven-less bearing extraction /...

So what's the oven-less bearing extraction / installation procedure? Careful hammer application?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-24-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,879
Posted By GoGoGavin41
I keep CO2 cartridges, a strap, and something...

I keep CO2 cartridges, a strap, and something else I can't remember rolled in a small dry bag back there. It's also where the wiring and driver for my hyperlites live.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Drain the tank into an glass container and let it...

Drain the tank into an glass container and let it settle again to be sure it's oil. Had the same thought until I did that and decided it was actually hose material / hose material and casting sand
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Anyone Using the Laminar Lip?

So I've been very happy with my Moose shorty windshield for a few years now. Worked for both seats I usually use (different heights).

Recently got a new Shoei GT Air, which works great with my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 265,749
Posted By GoGoGavin41
That's the one

That's the one
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,614
Posted By GoGoGavin41
I was on this hill a little while after you...

I was on this hill a little while after you (minutes, hours maybe haha) on a 990. I think it took my riding partner and I a good 30 min total to get both LC8s up. Big loose rocks in soft sand is not...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-10-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 265,749
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Bald Kenda Big Block on an SE Dirstar rim. Nice...

Bald Kenda Big Block on an SE Dirstar rim. Nice thing about a 150 on a 2.5" rim is that you still have plenty of side block left even if the center is smooth.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-10-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 265,749
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Went up a sandy hill <iframe width="560"...

Went up a sandy hill

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/i91HNRzCAKk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-02-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
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, 07:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,515
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, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
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, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
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, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,218
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, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
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, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
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, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
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, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
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, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
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, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
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, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12,087
Views: 2,668,489
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, 09:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 331
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, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
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, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
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, 10:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 626,599
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, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
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...
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