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Old 12-22-2012, 06:09 PM   #1516
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I just bought an '09 950 erzberg with only 700 miles! I'm very excited. The bike is totally stock. What is the minimum that you folks would do to the bike to protect it and me. I don't want to screw this up!!!!. I am not a mechanic and am also searching for a new tech in the Seattle area. Hopefully north of Seattle. I don't ride and camp. Day rides, with a light wolf man bag on a rear rack. I ride a lot off road. I intend on riding this bike mostly off pavement to the best of my abilities. I have other bikes for street and hard, technical single track. My main reasons for posting are 1) do the minimum 2) do no harm 3) ask for your vast wisdom. Thank you all in advance! I really appreciate all of your opinions.
Kickstand relocator, fatter jetting, and new exhausts. They run to lean and hot in stock trim IMO.

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Old 12-23-2012, 11:10 AM   #1517
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Lucky you! Best bike ever period....

1) do the minimum (what others have said)
Side stand relocator
Side stand cut off switch by pass (saves embarrassing moments!)
Decent Handguards
Decent Tyres
Give it a good service as those oils could be a little shot standing for that long
Set up / experiment with suspension to your liking

2) do no harm
Decent end cans if it don't have them
Remove the EPC and SAS
Better Sump Guard (depends on terrain, sand dont bother)
Carbon protectors on clutch and ignition (doesnt the erzberg have these as standard (?))
Carbon covers on tank lowers
Oberon Clutch Slave
Dr Beans fuel pump points replacement
Rox Risers (if needed)
Tail Tidy
Steering Damper (loving the RalleMoto one!)

3) Dream Stuff
Plush Suspension set up
Rekluse Clutch
Raid Designs Rally kit (if you like that kind of thing)
F2R Road book
ICO or RNS tacho

Last but not least, picture please
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:13 PM   #1518
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Do you have a source for the tank covers / guards ? Probably due without the carbon though..
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:31 PM   #1519
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wilso122--thanks for the great reply. I'm adding to my plan. I, fortunately, don't really have a budget. I really want to do it right. I don't know how to post a pic.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:18 PM   #1520
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Do you have a source for the tank covers / guards ? Probably due without the carbon though..
These guys in Germany make really, really nice kit. probably a gorup buy for you over there. Ive got the ignition and clutch just caving for tank covers, fit and quality is excellent.

http://www.carbon-performance.com/in....php?kat_id=59


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wilso122--thanks for the great reply. I'm adding to my plan. I, fortunately, don't really have a budget. I really want to do it right. I don't know how to post a pic.
No worries its taken a quite a few months to sort mine and I've not stopped, had a massive ebay session getting rid of stuff collected over the years that I just didn't need... Not regretted a penny put into the bike
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:37 AM   #1521
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Two quick questions:
1) The manual says the rear shock recommended preload is 8MM. Are they talking about the no load sag or as I suspect the spring length compression on the shock itself?

2) The manual says recommended fork preload adjustment is 5. I suspect they are talking about turns? There doesn't seem to be any clicks or detents as you turn it. I am talking about the adjustment on top of the forks for spring preload not the screw adjustment for the dampening.

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Old 01-02-2013, 06:03 PM   #1522
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Yes thats how I read it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:02 PM   #1523
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hi guys

for my SE ,do you think it's possible to mount rear tires in size 130/90-18 (in place of 140/80-18)

(in this dimension tire are much cheaper, in France Michelin desert or Dunlop D908 140/80-18 is 140 and in 130/90-18 is 80!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, nearly the price of front tires)


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Old 01-11-2013, 12:31 PM   #1524
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Possible yes but the tires in that size are not made to hold up to 100 hp. Find tires when on sale and buy more than one is the best way to save money. These bikes like eating tires.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:35 PM   #1525
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J have used 130/90-18 (Motoz Tractionator Desert) and also 120/90-18 (Dunlop 752?) on the rear on my SE with no problems. Motoz lasted 6000km and Dunlop has 2000km (still 50% left). 140/80-18 Karoo 2 was slick after 2000km. Size doesn't (always) matter
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:47 PM   #1526
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I know this is a "quick" question thread but Tapatalk search isnt great, are there any good threads about 950's that suddenly lost power?

My SE and I finished about 110 miles and suddenly lost power. Didn't die but I "think" may have quit on a cylinder. .. but I haven't gotten that far in diagnosing. I changed water pump seal about 1200 miles ago but saw some white in sight glass so immediately assumed I messed up the seal and water contaminated oil clogged oil filer... but drained every thing and oil looked good and all screens were clear. And filter didn't look real wavy and oil was fairly translucent. There were no noises when it started and though the day had some 70-80mph spurts I was tooling along in a neighborhood when this happened.

Ill start a new thread to expand this discussion. Thx
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:40 PM   #1527
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Fuel pump? Bad gas, electrical short on the left hand side of the steering head, key switch contacts corroded. Could be alot of things at 110 miles your tank is getting empty. Need more info.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:20 PM   #1528
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Fuel pump? Bad gas, electrical short on the left hand side of the steering head, key switch contacts corroded. Could be alot of things at 110 miles your tank is getting empty. Need more info.
I've had a pretty reliable fuel Light but that is certainly a possibility I don't want to overlook.
I dielectric greased every connection below tank and seat but not under the headlight. (oops)
fuel pump electrics was replaced with Bean's I don't know how reliable they are and if I should suspect failure from them? I haven't read of failures. Ugh...I HATE electrical Grimlins because I feel like I'm blindfolded diagnosing those problems!. thanks for the input.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:56 PM   #1529
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hi guys

for my SE ,do you think it's possible to mount rear tires in size 130/90-18 (in place of 140/80-18)

(in this dimension tire are much cheaper, in France Michelin desert or Dunlop D908 140/80-18 is 140 and in 130/90-18 is 80!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, nearly the price of front tires)


Thanks

In the Winter i use Trelleborg studded tire With 7mm studs. This tires are only in 110 wide. standard MX tiresize. Works great, no problem.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:57 PM   #1530
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I have fitted a Camel Toe sidestand plate but now the extra weight incurred on the end of the sidestand makes it bounce around at a unacceptable level,has anyone had similar problem and found a fix?
If I cant solve this I will remove it and count my losses and revert back to my tried and proven sidestand plate-a squashed coke can carried on me and placed under the sidestand as needed.

On the subject of tyre width a mate has a 2010 990 Adventure [comes with a 150 tyre and has more weight and more power than a SE] he has done 2 trips into the outback using narrower than standard rear tyres and these are the results.
Trip 1 Dunlop 606 130 x 90 rear on standard 4.25 inch rim he got 4000 klms.
Trip 2 Dunlop 606 130 x 90 rear on replacement 2.5 inch rim he got 3000 klms.
Both trips to same place,same tyre pressures[30 psi] and carrying same gear [weight] and no punctures.
So a 130 rear will even fit on a wide 4.25 rim let alone the 2.5 rim on a SE and the narrower the rim the more the tyre wears,this is why I have a 3.5 excel which will be fitted on the rear of my SE in the next 3 weeks.
I am not out to start a tyre thread just answering a question with an example as to weather a 130 can be used on a 2.5 inch rim to keep the cost down.
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