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Old 07-08-2013, 11:36 AM   #60871
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My biggest concern was dropping the bike. At that depth, I would have been royally fucked. Getting water in the airbox and/or engine would have ended my trip right there.
Nah, pull the plug, lift the front up and drain the exhaust, drain the airbox, crank her over a few times to clear water, change the oil as soon as possible (right there on the side of the road if need be), you're good to go.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:41 AM   #60872
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Just kill the engine as soon as you dump it. You don't want to suck water into the cylinder. You'll really screw it up then. Likely bend something internally. I dumped my KLR in a creek one time (well several) and let it drain before cranking on it. ;)
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:53 AM   #60873
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:26 PM   #60874
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Yeah, I've been doing a lot so far this year. I'll miss the Jake-Tom on the 14th though. I'll be at Dayton Dirt Riders that day. I'll also miss the Black Bear two day because I'll be out in Colorado then. Probably my next one will be the Buffaloe 500 in Columbus, Indiana in August. ;)
I remember you asking a year or so ago about Dayton Dirt Riders. Did you join? If so, is still all roots, ruts, and hill climbs? I haven't been for nearly two years and am requesting a trip report and video review of what Dayton Dirt Riders is like this year. -Mike
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:39 PM   #60875
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I remember you asking a year or so ago about Dayton Dirt Riders. Did you join? If so, is still all roots, ruts, and hill climbs? I haven't been for nearly two years and am requesting a trip report and video review of what Dayton Dirt Riders is like this year. -Mike
It's still pretty rough terrain. I haven't filmed anything yet. I need to find out if they care if I do. I don't want them to boot me out after just joining! ;)
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:49 PM   #60876
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It's still pretty rough terrain. I haven't filmed anything yet. I need to find out if they care if I do. I don't want them to boot me out after just joining! ;)
I only went a few times and I always left exhausted after dragging my WRR out of slimy ravines. I didn't understand the importance of a properly sprung/set-up bike until I attemped to ride there on a stock, porky dual sport. Maybe you'll have better luck on your WRR. -Mike
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:54 PM   #60877
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I only went a few times and I always left exhausted after dragging my WRR out of slimy ravines. I didn't understand the importance of a properly sprung/set-up bike until I attemped to ride there on a stock, porky dual sport. Maybe you'll have better luck on your WRR. -Mike
I'm starting to really like the way I have mine setup. I may hold off buying orange until this winter. ;)
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:47 PM   #60878
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Hey Mike, which drain hose kit did you buy? I've been looking at the one on CJD's site, but yours does not appear to be that one... I'm having a blast getting used to my new 990 as well (bought Wally's last 2011) but still working through the break-in period.
I just went to Jegs on East Main and bought the parts myself for $20:
1x Russell 670510 (metric drain plug adapter)
2x Jegs 110001 Hose Fittings
1x Jegs 110302 End Plug
And 1 foot of heavy duty rubber hose that fit the above mentioned hose fittings (bought from Advanced Auto Parts).

BTW, I highly recommend getting a 16 tooth front sprocket. It makes 6th gear much more useable, and 1st and 2nd gears more enjoyable. FYI though, you do have to pull the clutch slave cylinder, and therefor flush that fluid, to replace the front sprocket. It wasn't a big deal, but caught me by surprise, and led to some aggravation.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:10 PM   #60879
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Cartwheeling down the Translab wasn't your idea fun?
Probably not for him but a lot of my stories start out with "I know this guy". He's a legend in my story circles which is about 6 people
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:18 PM   #60880
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I just went to Jegs on East Main and bought the parts myself for $20:
1x Russell 670510 (metric drain plug adapter)
2x Jegs 110001 Hose Fittings
1x Jegs 110302 End Plug
And 1 foot of heavy duty rubber hose that fit the above mentioned hose fittings (bought from Advanced Auto Parts).

BTW, I highly recommend getting a 16 tooth front sprocket. It makes 6th gear much more useable, and 1st and 2nd gears more enjoyable. FYI though, you do have to pull the clutch slave cylinder, and therefor flush that fluid, to replace the front sprocket. It wasn't a big deal, but caught me by surprise, and led to some aggravation.
Mike, that is so totally what most of the super-frugalistic COG'er's do I had a flashback reading your reply. Thanks for the info and part numbers, looks like I'll be making a lunch run down to Jeg's this week. Also appreciate the info on the sprocket, I'll have to think about that, too. I had Wally throw the 'R' model FI map on my bike before I picked it up; supposed to be good for an extra 15 ponies. She's pretty spritely as is, but what the hey... Did you upgrade the clutch line while you were in there (assuming the oem is not s/s, here)?
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:25 PM   #60881
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Anyone else from central OH doing the KTM rally?

Seriously thinking about going out to CO for the rally. I had set aside vacation time in Aug to do the COG rally in Idaho, but now I've sold the Connie and I've had to reschedule my vaca due to an unexpected work responsibility that hit the calendar. Looks like I might be able to make this week work, and would love to do a first long tour on the 990 and camp for this. Just finished reading the rally thread in the OC subforum, sounds pretty happening. Anyone else here planning on making the pilgrimmage?
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:44 PM   #60882
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Mike, that is so totally what most of the super-frugalistic COG'er's do I had a flashback reading your reply. Thanks for the info and part numbers, looks like I'll be making a lunch run down to Jeg's this week. Also appreciate the info on the sprocket, I'll have to think about that, too. I had Wally throw the 'R' model FI map on my bike before I picked it up; supposed to be good for an extra 15 ponies. She's pretty spritely as is, but what the hey... Did you upgrade the clutch line while you were in there (assuming the oem is not s/s, here)?
My biggest reason for the sprocket change was to lower 6th gear. It felt like it was lugging anywhere below 70 mph. Now it's comfortable down to a more useable 60-65, and will still cruise at 80. The more spirited lower gears was just a perk.

Any flat spots or annoyances with the R map? I might have to get that beamed in there soon.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:18 PM   #60883
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My biggest concern was dropping the bike. At that depth, I would have been royally fucked. Getting water in the airbox and/or engine would have ended my trip right there.

I dropped my 950 in a big hole in Mississippi this past spring, it took a bit of time to unswamp it. I also lost a thumper in Beaver Creek once, all that stuck out was the left grip. A proper draining and I was back in the race. I'm sure your 1//4 liter would be a piece of cake, however, I am not sure how well EFI drinks water?
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:20 PM   #60884
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Seriously thinking about going out to CO for the rally.... Anyone else here planning on making the pilgrimmage?

I was considering it, there is another rally I'd like to attend as well as doing a few other trips has strapped both my time and cash. Send me a PM with your ideas on going
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:27 PM   #60885
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FYI though, you do have to pull the clutch slave cylinder, and therefor flush that fluid, to replace the front sprocket. It wasn't a big deal, but caught me by surprise, and led to some aggravation.
Why do you have to flush the fluid? I've had mine off a half dozen times and never had to. If you are removing the hose, you are doing something wrong. If there is fluid between it and the cases, there is something wrong. The slave can be taken apart and cleaned if necessary. Don't use baby mineral oil in the clutch. While it will work, it tends to thicken over time and when you let the clutch out, the lever will return, but in slow motion.

I kept the 17 and added teeth in the rear to keep the chain up off the guide and have extra teeth to take the load on the chain.
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