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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 194,478
Posted By Chuckracer
I remember all those sleds. Never rode most of...

I remember all those sleds. Never rode most of them, except the Elan. My Dad bought my Mom one of those. You're right: the thing was unstoppable! Also un-steerable! I rode it like you described but...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11,444
Views: 2,444,202
Posted By Chuckracer
A clean workshop is the sign of a sick mind, they...

A clean workshop is the sign of a sick mind, they say. Moose, I'm concerned. :huh

I'm elbow deep in suspension shims and fork oil.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 09:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,252
Posted By Chuckracer
Funny to me how guys riding EFI bikes are the...

Funny to me how guys riding EFI bikes are the guys claiming carb'd bikes are a problem at altitude.
Nobody has successfully ridden a carb'd bike at altitude before EFI came along, apparently....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 08:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,568
Posted By Chuckracer
Well Said (or typed)!! :thumb

Well Said (or typed)!! :thumb
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-24-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 992
Posted By Chuckracer
Very Nice!! Man, I love silver wheels...they just...

Very Nice!! Man, I love silver wheels...they just set the whole bike off to my eye, especially on the black/silver bikes.

A gearing change does wonders to help save your drivers license. They are...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-24-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,568
Posted By Chuckracer
You'll be fine doing either of those plans, but I...

You'll be fine doing either of those plans, but I think you'll find getting TO the carbs being the hardest part. :lol3 You'll probably want to do a very thorough job and do it once rather than...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-24-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By Chuckracer
We do...we do. Welcome back! :D

We do...we do. Welcome back! :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,568
Posted By Chuckracer
We don't know. Could be an easy fix...could be a...

We don't know. Could be an easy fix...could be a money pit. If you're really not much of a mechanic, don't have time and take it to a dealer to sort out you can plan on the latter.

If you want to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,568
Posted By Chuckracer
Oo..scary. Many folks here tear their hair out w/...

Oo..scary. Many folks here tear their hair out w/ jetting and carb issues...do a search.

If he can start it as is, have him prove it. The longer it runs, the better the deal will be. A dealer does...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-23-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 194,478
Posted By Chuckracer
That's pretty cool! Some chains and you could run...

That's pretty cool! Some chains and you could run the snowmobile trails!

Ssevy, that list of snow machine names is familier to me as well. I was brought up on sleds in the seventies. I tried to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By Chuckracer
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-22-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 194,478
Posted By Chuckracer
Man, look at all them chains! I had no...

Man, look at all them chains! I had no idea...makes me feel bad I beat mine so hard. :lol3
I wish I had someplace warm to work. I gotta lot of crap to do.

Yeah, sleds are a money drain. That's...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By Chuckracer
Case in point: I paid $19.95 for Fed Ex Ground...

Case in point: I paid $19.95 for Fed Ex Ground shipping. Dimensions as listed on the label are 16 lbs and a box size of 12 x 12 x 3.

Actual packaged weight is 7 lbs (rounded up, scale said 6.6...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By Chuckracer
Got it...returning it. It's kind of like a cheap...

Got it...returning it. It's kind of like a cheap copy of a Roadcrafter.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 992
Posted By Chuckracer
Show-off. :huh :lol3 I'm looking at your...

Show-off. :huh :lol3

I'm looking at your video...how far off the ground is your rear tire with the bike up on the center stand? Looks like it's pretty close.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 698
Posted By Chuckracer
Yep...me too. Only gotta catch a foot on the rear...

Yep...me too. Only gotta catch a foot on the rear rack or tailbag or...anything while your uber-tired and go crashing over on the "high" side, just once. :lol3

However, as the man said...your...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-21-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,383
Posted By Chuckracer
Thanks for that Scott.

Thanks for that Scott.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-21-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,326
Posted By Chuckracer
I've been known with my carb'd bike to reach down...

I've been known with my carb'd bike to reach down and crank up the idle a bit when playing off road. Also has the side benefit of making me stop trying to ride the thing like a trials bike and get on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-21-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,252
Posted By Chuckracer
Makes no difference in the end. Buy the best bike...

Makes no difference in the end. Buy the best bike you can find. I don't think there's enough of them out there to get all that picky, honestly.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-21-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 992
Posted By Chuckracer
Yeah. :lol3 I can STAND on the centerstand...

Yeah. :lol3

I can STAND on the centerstand tang all day long w/ both feet and my 150 lbs and soft suspension says that bike AIN'T going up on the centerstand. Is Not. Nuh Uh. No Way, No How. :huh...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-20-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 992
Posted By Chuckracer
Congrats on the bike! You'll love it... The...

Congrats on the bike! You'll love it...

The centerstand is a bitch, isn't it? I use this beauty in the shop...roll the front wheel on it and do the stomp and jerk.
It's a lot easier in the dirt...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-20-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By Chuckracer
He he he... :lol3

He he he... :lol3
Forum: 2 smokers 01-19-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,792
Posted By Chuckracer
No kidding! My first two real motorcycles were a...

No kidding! My first two real motorcycles were a Wombat followed by a Super Combat. Many's the time I've dreamed of adding one back into my life but when I get to the pricetags I always walk away.
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By Chuckracer
Every time I get in that situation, all I can...

Every time I get in that situation, all I can hear is my Dad in my mind saying, "If you get it right it will fall together". My how I've cursed that voice in my head! :lol3

Mental approach is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,911
Posted By Chuckracer
Wow! Damn dude...1st post, 8.5 year old thread...

Wow! Damn dude...1st post, 8.5 year old thread resurrection for an ebay ad...you go, you!! :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By Chuckracer
Munn's KTM, amongst many others... ...

Munn's KTM, amongst many others...

http://chuckracer.smugmug.com/Other/Stuff-1/i-DtFqhW2/0/X2/Screen%20Shot%202015-01-19%20at%2011.48.41%20AM-X2.png
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-18-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By Chuckracer
Let it warm up more. Grabby cold clutches are...

Let it warm up more. Grabby cold clutches are common on these bikes.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-18-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,377
Posted By Chuckracer
I've never once stopped and adjusted my...

I've never once stopped and adjusted my suspension because I peeled off the paved road to follow a dirt road, two-track or trail...rocks, ruts, roots, sand...then a long ride back home. Not once.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-18-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Chuckracer
Sounds like the clutch engagement is set too low...

Sounds like the clutch engagement is set too low and it's trying to grab, affecting your idle.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-18-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,377
Posted By Chuckracer
Properly sprung and valved suspension works...

Properly sprung and valved suspension works terrific everywhere...no need for this shit.

That's the part people don't get: If the suspension was right in the first place you wouldn't need it. Just...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-17-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Chuckracer
I don't either. Check any of the online...

I don't either.

Check any of the online parts houses and their microfiche. I order 5 or 6 copper drain plug washers (both oil tank and engine) and the oil filter cover and motor screen o-rings at...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-17-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,829
Posted By Chuckracer
I no longer leave my bikes plugged into tenders,...

I no longer leave my bikes plugged into tenders, thanks to Brent's hair raising story. My worst nightmare. :eek1
Forum: Vendors 01-17-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 29,230
Posted By Chuckracer
Alex, do you sell the good bushings? I have SKF...

Alex, do you sell the good bushings? I have SKF seals and wipers and would order a shim kit at the same time.
I have the tools and the know-how.
Forum: Vendors 01-17-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 86,835
Posted By Chuckracer
This guy is on top of it. Wait till you need...

This guy is on top of it. Wait till you need something... :clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-17-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,895
Posted By Chuckracer
Before you do that... I seem to have my...

Before you do that...

I seem to have my bodywork and tanks off this bike often, and one of the things I love about it is the ease of dis-assembly. It's enough to make me never want anything...
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By Chuckracer
Could it be a 525 chain and a 520 master link?...

Could it be a 525 chain and a 520 master link? They're the same pitch and roller diameter...only the width is different.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-17-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,255
Posted By Chuckracer
If you are 240lbs and planning on regularly...

If you are 240lbs and planning on regularly carrying another 175lbs and are springing accordingly, your valving will be terrible. All the travel in the world won't make it right.

Properly spring...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-17-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By Chuckracer
Yep...open end wrench, fingertips and patience....

Yep...open end wrench, fingertips and patience. We've all done it.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-17-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By Chuckracer
Not unusual. Grabby, groaning clutches from cold...

Not unusual. Grabby, groaning clutches from cold are common. How many miles are on the bike? No matter...if it's an '04, more than a couple.

Do a search of this forum for "Bellville Spring" or...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-17-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3,359
Views: 167,032
Posted By Chuckracer
Looks like everybody will be eating themselves to...

Looks like everybody will be eating themselves to a standstill...where's the pasta? The fruit? :eek1
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