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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-18-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By Kirtsky
This...means something!

This...means something!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-17-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5,752
Views: 1,776,002
Posted By Kirtsky
After a couple hours ride in the rain, the bike...

After a couple hours ride in the rain, the bike looked a little clean. My daughter loves animal print and I was bored.

A can of plasti-dip later...
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-11-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By Kirtsky
Not sure if the same one, but a few months ago, I...

Not sure if the same one, but a few months ago, I hit I75N through Atlanta on my SE and in the southbound lane was another SE, the only other one I have come across in the wild. It was funny, we both...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,935
Posted By Kirtsky
I found that too. Karoo T on the front and after...

I found that too. Karoo T on the front and after wear, it goes bad in soft stuff. Mefo SE
rear still good, well outlasting the Karoo front. This tire looks interesting though.

But, I know how it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-27-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By Kirtsky
Just to cloudy the waters and talk out my ass...

Just to cloudy the waters and talk out my ass without knowing for sure, I think there was an issue with US bikes not getting the Akros because of emissions.

I think they also had some pieces...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-27-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,708
Posted By Kirtsky
Everything appears to be settled now! Been riding...

Everything appears to be settled now! Been riding around, checking the voltage as I go. Actually hooked up my multimeter to watch as I rode. Voltage stayed between 14.5V and 14.7V while riding, Shut...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-21-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,708
Posted By Kirtsky
Could be onto something there. Volts, but no...

Could be onto something there. Volts, but no storage. I'm wondering if the bad regulator hurt the battery. It fired right up after a little bit of time on the charger.

Going to let it charge, and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-21-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,708
Posted By Kirtsky
Well, strike that... Went to start it this...

Well, strike that...

Went to start it this evening, and no start. Sounds like a weak battery start, slow starter then solenoid clicks. Checked the battery, 12V.

Not sure what to look at now....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-20-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,708
Posted By Kirtsky
Mission accomplished! Took Powersports...

Mission accomplished!

Took Powersports Warehouse a couple weeks to ship it, but it arrived yesterday, installed this evening and presto!

14.7v across the battery now while running. Going to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,622
Posted By Kirtsky
No experience with the BD, but doi have PABikers...

No experience with the BD, but doi have PABikers design, the same it appears as CJ design. That thing is a tank!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,708
Posted By Kirtsky
I forgot about the discount! ...and now, options!...

I forgot about the discount! ...and now, options! Thanks again guys!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,708
Posted By Kirtsky
Yeah, Munn has them listed. Funny thing, is that...

Yeah, Munn has them listed. Funny thing, is that doing a part seach for it, brings up that is has been superseded by another part number. I wonder if it was an upgraded part, or just a newer version....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-30-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,708
Posted By Kirtsky
Yeah, the first thing I noticed, and hadn't...

Yeah, the first thing I noticed, and hadn't thought about after two years, was that the VR sits right above the rear header.

Going to read everything out and see what I see. I should be able to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-30-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,708
Posted By Kirtsky
okay, to ask, when you say I should get 75v...

okay, to ask, when you say I should get 75v across each pair, do you mean on the generator side of the connection, and "each pair", being any two of the three?

Only getting a couple volts across...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-29-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,368
Posted By Kirtsky
I used a ratchet strap to hold the bike and the...

I used a ratchet strap to hold the bike and the side stand on PABikers relocate bracket. levered it over far enough, tied it tight and no problem.


Then got home and put my center stand back...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-29-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,708
Posted By Kirtsky
Okay, have it running on the new battery. While...

Okay, have it running on the new battery. While running, the voltage at the battery stays at 12v. Going to look for the connectors now. Glancing over it, any idea where on the SE the three pin is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-29-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,708
Posted By Kirtsky
Thanks, I didn't see the two pin connector when I...

Thanks, I didn't see the two pin connector when I was glancing over things last night. Tempted to blow off this whole work thing and go home and try and get it running.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-28-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,708
Posted By Kirtsky
Pretty sure I did. I'll have my tools tomorrow...

Pretty sure I did. I'll have my tools tomorrow and will be able to read things out, and put another battery on the charger for tomorrow.

I will make sure to check it though when I put the battery...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-28-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,708
Posted By Kirtsky
Bad Voltage Regulator?

2007 950 SE.

I was out riding the other day, stopped for a couple of hours to coach a softball game. Hopped on the bike, stopped in the parking lot to talk to another coach for a minute, and the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-28-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 176,108
Posted By Kirtsky
Yamaha of Byron in Byron Ga has one on the floor....

Yamaha of Byron in Byron Ga has one on the floor. Guy who orderd backed out. I'm interested, but unless I can sell my 950 SE in the next couple days, I'm sure it'll be gone before I can grab it.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-28-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 176,108
Posted By Kirtsky
My dealer just called and said they have one on...

My dealer just called and said they have one on the floor. Hmmmm, might have to swing by and do some investigation!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-25-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,310
Posted By Kirtsky
Anothr plus for Trail Tricks. They even called me...

Anothr plus for Trail Tricks. They even called me back to confirm my order cost with shipping and had it across the country in three days.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-24-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5,752
Views: 1,776,002
Posted By Kirtsky
Out expolring some dirt roads today, when I...

Out expolring some dirt roads today, when I realized I was close to one I had driven many times in the past. Made my way over and WWWWHHHHHIOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

Guess the county had...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,764
Posted By Kirtsky
Great ride! I have GA to northern Montana on the...

Great ride! I have GA to northern Montana on the books for 2013, with a lot of the same sights planned on the US side.

Even better, getting to share your ride with family!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-14-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 176,108
Posted By Kirtsky
Is Yamaha testing the US waters here? I'm fully...

Is Yamaha testing the US waters here? I'm fully interested in the bike, but when the dealers don't even know what the bike is, it can seem like Yamaha is not putting much out there about it. Talked...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-13-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,459
Posted By Kirtsky
My last tire was a TKC80 front, no problems with...

My last tire was a TKC80 front, no problems with it being fairly aggresive on the road. Not saying it's a sport bike tire, you do feel the knobs as the tire rolls over to edge, and it doesn't have a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-09-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 176,108
Posted By Kirtsky
Thanks for the pricing info guys. It lets me knwo...

Thanks for the pricing info guys. It lets me knwo that not all dealers are starting at the MSRP. One dealer I talked to said that MSRP is where he would start the pricing! Hope I can find a test ride...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-01-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By Kirtsky
There were some tips in this thread, and you...

There were some tips in this thread, and you might be able to pick the brains in this thread about how it went best...
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-01-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 176,108
Posted By Kirtsky
Still waiting to hear from my local dealer about...

Still waiting to hear from my local dealer about one, and the other dealer says he ordered one in. W'ell see.

Question, are all these orders paying the full retail cost? This bike definitley has...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-30-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 72,292
Posted By Kirtsky
Riding today and the temps were in the high 90's....

Riding today and the temps were in the high 90's. Got bogged down in traffic being stopped and diverted by a murder in vestigation! Felt like the clutch was dragging a bit, and I managed to stall it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,362
Posted By Kirtsky
Just to throw it out there, the LC8 motor can...

Just to throw it out there, the LC8 motor can make very good use of the road also.

I rode an 800GS before deciding to go with the SER and it was a nice bike, but seemed almost tame. A nice bike...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 2,440
Views: 328,678
Posted By Kirtsky
I'm feeling better about it, more questioning why...

I'm feeling better about it, more questioning why I hadn't noticed it before at this point I think. Besides, it's only when it's not running, so...I'll shut up and ride!

After I go clean up the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2,440
Views: 328,678
Posted By Kirtsky
Thanks veetwo, I'll give it a try. Still...

Thanks veetwo, I'll give it a try. Still concerend with the drag, and why it seems to appear only when the motor is off. I did find some oil under the rubber boot at the clutch lever. May be low on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2,440
Views: 328,678
Posted By Kirtsky
Nope, the bike doesn't pull and there is no feel...

Nope, the bike doesn't pull and there is no feel of idle being reduced or any drag feel once running. I feel the clutch grab clean when the lever is about half way out.

Thanks for the quick...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2,440
Views: 328,678
Posted By Kirtsky
First mechanical question about my SE. I had my...

First mechanical question about my SE. I had my bike in the driveway and went to push it into the garage. It was off, in gear, and i pulled the clutch lever in to push it. I can feel drag in the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-16-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,506
Posted By Kirtsky
I think that the commuter part is often...

I think that the commuter part is often overlooked on the LC8. My SE does the duty very well. The motor is rather docile down low, and can work traffic with no issue. Need to open it up for a slab...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,013
Posted By Kirtsky
Interesting! I have about 2000 on my SE rear on...

Interesting! I have about 2000 on my SE rear on my SE. I'll have to look at it and see if I see anything.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-10-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,486
Posted By Kirtsky
I find wheelies, once learned, apply across the...

I find wheelies, once learned, apply across the board of bikes.

The principle is the same, the technique to loft them may be different, but the basics are there. It's overcoming the weight that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-01-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,954
Posted By Kirtsky
Send a couple my way and I'll test them for the...

Send a couple my way and I'll test them for the US market...:evil

Nice lookig pipe though. Good performance?
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 140,349
Posted By Kirtsky
Great reading! One of those that makes you feel...

Great reading! One of those that makes you feel you are along for the ride!
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