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Old 01-14-2013, 03:15 PM   #8176
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I was all set to pull the trigger on an SMT when I heard about the 1190. It sounded good enough to be worth the wait. I want the standard bike, I'm not interested in the R.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:56 AM   #8177
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950sm tail refit

I got the programmable LED 12v integrated tail/ brake/ turnsignal/ licence plate assembly for the DRZ400 from 12 O'CLOCK labs. Some cutting and shaping of the included aluminum mounting bracket and the existing plastic tail piece, combined with making a little mount extension; and this is what I got last night.










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Old 01-15-2013, 11:38 AM   #8178
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From what I've read so far, the new 1190 Adventure is closer to an SM than an Adventure and that's what I am shooting for.

Now the new 1290 Super Duke should be a whole other ball game!
Careful . . . You may shoot your eye out with an SD
I have the same problem with the SM as I did with my SE . . . Too much throttle lifts the front wheel . . . Even at over 60 years of age:
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8sdP1TW54e0


Even on a 950A:
http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=r...&v=dJDgURIWOak


625's are much easier to keep the front up:
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oknaDfmEWsg
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:03 PM   #8179
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I've got six years on you and probably the two neatest things that's happened to me in the past 20 years, occurred on my SMR.

Once hitting everything just right coming out of a gas station and keeping the front wheel in the air through most of first, second and third gears. Cool !

Second time was the first time I backed it out of a turn with the front wheel off the ground. Once I figured it out, I could do it at will if the road surface was right. For a guy in his 60's, that's better than getting ..............
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:25 PM   #8180
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...For a guy in his 60's, that's better than getting ..............
No it ain't
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:17 PM   #8181
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Careful . . . You may shoot your eye out with an SD
I have the same problem with the SM as I did with my SE . . . Too much throttle lifts the front wheel . . . Even at over 60 years of age:
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8sdP1TW54e0


Even on a 950A:
http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=r...&v=dJDgURIWOak


625's are much easier to keep the front up:
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oknaDfmEWsg
I'm having trouble seeing the problem here
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:16 AM   #8182
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No it ain't
I spend so much time in the garage pampering my SM . . . My wife has accused me of loving it more than her . . . She has even suggested to go _ _ _ _ my motorcycle . . . On more than one occasion
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:33 AM   #8183
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:29 AM   #8184
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Second time was the first time I backed it out of a turn with the front wheel off the ground. Once I figured it out, I could do it at will if the road surface was right. For a guy in his 60's, that's better than getting ..............

Worthless without pictures.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:38 PM   #8185
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I think the guy on the Harley I blew past may have one. I'll see if I can find him............
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:19 PM   #8186
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Valve Guide Seals

Anyone tried replacing the cheap OEM valve guide seals by pressurizing the cylinder and disassembling the valve spring and keepers to gain access to the seal.

It's pretty clear to me that my SM oil consumption is leaky valve guide seals. With carbs off you can see evidence of residual oil on the intake valves that should not be there.

Jut curious if anyone has attempted seal replacement without head removal.

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Old 01-19-2013, 01:06 AM   #8187
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Evoluzione slave cylinder shim

I got the evoluzione slave cylinder in. No instructions on how to determine how many of the 4 included pushrods shims need to be used. Advice?
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:38 AM   #8188
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I installed mine with one shim. That was at 8-10k miles, nearly two years ago. No problems so far. No clear instructions as you said, I based my choice on clutch engagement and drag. Settled on one shim as it provided the best result.

Your results may vary. Good luck to ya,

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Old 01-23-2013, 05:45 AM   #8189
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Cold weather oil!

Woke up this morning... 14.8F!

I'm gonna change the oil to 5w/40 (from 10w/50) tomorrow. Hopefully that will help with the hard starting in this frozen tundra.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:41 AM   #8190
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Around here during the winter there simply isnt a way a guy can ride a bike around. Consider yourself lucky you can still ride Wiseblood!!

Up here we switch it over to this for the winter. Which is still super fun and all, dont get me wrong! But I will admit, since I got this 950 SM, Ive sure been getting the itch to get back on it over this past winter. I have been devising a list of shit to buy for it as well, new tires, new slave, a top case, do some other mods, and im getting super pumped to get back on it and do some long gravel road rides up to the lake this year.

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