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Old 08-31-2011, 09:09 AM   #3451
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It's that time of year, added some lighting...



Before:




Stock High beam. This is my little point and shoot and the pix do not accurately represent differences in brightness. The stocker sucks, but not really as badly as it appears here. Look at throw, etc, not just brightness when you look at this:



These are definitely brighter than stock, but not quite as much as the autoexposure would lead you to believe. The stock headlight is much warmer than the LEDS as well; I corrected soem for that because the warmth can lead you to think it's even darker than it is.

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Old 08-31-2011, 12:44 PM   #3452
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It's that time of year, added some lighting...
Steve, just make sure there is enough clearance if you bottom out the forks. I installed lights underneath and they scratched the heck out of the top of my front wheel fender. Just a thought. Looks nice!
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:48 PM   #3453
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Steve, just make sure there is enough clearance if you bottom out the forks. I installed lights underneath and they scratched the heck out of the top of my front wheel fender. Just a thought. Looks nice!

Thanks. It's a Black Dog bracket for the larger (than what I have) Rigid lights, so it should clear. It's hard to see in the photo, but the lights sit in front of the widest part of the fender. I deliberately didn't reverse the mounts, just in case. Didn't hit while I was out last night taking the pix, but I didn't *quite* bottom the forks over the usual jump; will have to try again....

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Old 08-31-2011, 07:06 PM   #3454
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:07 AM   #3455
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Yesterday actually - installed Airtex E8016S fuel pump

At almost 21K miles the stock fuel pump on my 2007 SE crapped out last weekend. I'd already bought this Airtex solid state pump on the advice of two friends with 950 Adventures who've been using them for more 3 years without issues. I paid around $40 shipped from Amazon.

This pump is also used on older Volvos, Surbarus, VWs, etc. and so is available at auto parts stores all over as well.

Being that the "in" and "out" outlets on this pump are at either end rather than both at the same end like the stock pump, it requires a bit of plumbing. It's also a tight fit for the SE. I made this sketch to take with me to buy the parts. I used all brass plumbing so it was a little pricey, over $20, and I also replaced all the squeeze-type hose clips with stainless screw-type radiator clamps to make any future maintenance less unpleasant.



Conveniently, the new Airtex fit back into the rubber mount from the stock pump. The main difference in the two was that the new pump is significantly longer, particularly with the included inline filter upstream of the fuel pump. It took a few times placing the tank on and off the bike, measuring and some creative hose routing to get it all sorted out, but I rode it about 100 miles yesterday and no leaks, no problems.

The only downside to the Airtex unit is that it could have flooding issues due to backflow with a full or nearly full tank due to gravity pressure. This means when I park the bike overnight or more than an hour or two now I'll now need to turn off the two petcocks. Inline check valves are available and would be an easy install to avoid this issue altogether, once I find out which exact one is rated for the correct pressure...

In the photo below, you can see I ended up reversing the direction of the lower brass plumbing as shown in the sketch because the original pre-bent fuel line worked perfectly to connect it to the petcock going around the lower tank mount.

This shows the fuel pump and the lower plumbing from below, looking forward:


This view taken from the front shows the pre-bent line connecting the lower plumbing to the left-side petcock:

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Old 09-01-2011, 07:30 AM   #3456
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Looks nice David
Is that contraption a bit heavier than stock

Did your neighbor help you ??
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:46 AM   #3457
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Looks nice David
Is that contraption a bit heavier than stock

Did your neighbor help you ??
The Airtex pump itself is about the same weight as the stock one. The brass plumbing fittings I used probably added several ounces to the overall weight.

Yes, when the pump went out Sunday morning I was about 10 miles from home and my neighbor was nice enough to come with his trailer and fetch me.

As far as installing the new pump, I did that solo. More head scratching and figuring what to do than actual work, if you know what I mean. The hard part was deciding how to do it.
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:15 PM   #3458
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I have added all this "toys" in the last year.

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Old 09-01-2011, 01:33 PM   #3459
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the stock spokes had got sand blasted and rust had started to set in due to the salty air. The front rim was also sand blasted and looked quite bad. So i got the spoke-nipples (front + rear) re-chromed and the front rim re-painted.



cleaned up the hubs and laced up the wheels - front with the stock rim, rear with the new Dirtstar rim from the 950SE, but couldn't true them as i don't have the equipment. Also i;ve never trued a wheel before so i'll take it to the professionals.
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Old 09-01-2011, 01:53 PM   #3460
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Fitted some GB Racing Covers to my 990R

Hi guys, thought I'd share these. They are covers designed to protect your precious engine covers. Basically to keep the oil in your engine in the event of a crash. They were developed primarily for road racing and are actually FIM approved. They're made from 60% long glass fibre nylon. They just bolt straight over your existing covers. I reckon these would prevent your brake pedal penetrating your clutch cover in the event of a fall. I had to do a slight mod to the clutch side as I think they are primarily designed for the Superduke,(See photos) however, I don't believe this will effect their effectiveness. They're sold here in New Zealand by an outfit called Race Supplies. He supplies all sorts of stuff to mainly the road race fraternity from what I gather, but from what I hear his prices are excellent and anyone I know who's dealt with him reckons his service is second to none.
Bolted up really easily and they come complete with longer bolts & instructions. 10 min job to fit, although I did drop the bashplate to make it easier. I haven't given them the ultimate test yet and I'm in no hurry to either! [IMG]Photobucket[/IMG][IMG]Photobucket[/IMG][IMG][IMG]Photobucket[/IMG][/IMG][IMG]Photobucket[/IMG][IMG]Photobucket[/IMG]
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:27 PM   #3461
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:44 PM   #3462
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I've got CJ's cover for the clutch side, but this one looks like it'd be a nice addition.

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Old 09-01-2011, 09:44 PM   #3463
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:39 AM   #3464
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:30 AM   #3465
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