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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-21-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,954
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Welp, put it back together and it fired right up....

Welp, put it back together and it fired right up. I'll ride to work tomorrow but looks like it's working right so far...

I put the Samco hoses on during the process of the work. Not really that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-21-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By GoGoGavin41
It had gotten replaced a few hundred miles before...

It had gotten replaced a few hundred miles before this debacle happened.



Well honestly, the hoses I took off were functionally perfect and aesthetically fine. IMO, I just spent $150 and ~2...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-21-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Just to follow up on this thread, have been...

Just to follow up on this thread, have been tearing into the bike due to another problem, decided to swap out the hoses while I was at it.

Took the old hoses off and they looked very clean (read:...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-17-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,954
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Using the regular 10w50, not a lot of cold riding...

Using the regular 10w50, not a lot of cold riding down here in SoCal though.

Going through the process of putting the bike back together now. Took some of the 400 grit and smoothed off a few of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-14-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,954
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Okie dokie, Took the cam and bridge to the...

Okie dokie,

Took the cam and bridge to the cylinder head guy. The first words out of his mouth upon seeing them were "Oh, this is nothing, you could probably get away with throwing it right back...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-10-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,954
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Alright, update time. Got the front cam...

Alright, update time.

Got the front cam bridge back from machine shop with 3 new helicoils in it. Took a while, but good work done cheap with machinery I don't have. Front is all buttoned up with...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-29-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,954
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Well the front head looks good - except for the...

Well the front head looks good - except for the valve cover threads. One was bad enough during the last adjustment that I needed a helicoil, the other three were ready this time. Dropped it (the good...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-20-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,954
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: 67
Views: 4,954
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: 31
Views: 3,877
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: 67
Views: 4,954
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: 67
Views: 4,954
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: 98
Views: 13,343
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: 8,079
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: 53
Views: 316,245
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: 31
Views: 3,877
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: 12,197
Views: 2,734,319
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: 199
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: 2,100
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: 719
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: 378
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: 2,363
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: 19,700
Views: 8,374,460
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: 2,981
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: 14
Views: 1,482
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: 664
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: 1,368
Views: 268,093
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: 3,797
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: 1,368
Views: 268,093
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: 1,368
Views: 268,093
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: 982
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: 3,790
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: 550
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: 550
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: 4,441
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: 14
Views: 1,173
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: 14
Views: 1,173
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: 14
Views: 1,173
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: 14
Views: 1,173
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: 14
Views: 1,173
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:
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