950 Adventure Oil change

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by mnsty, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    Yeah- the famous "18 bolts" iirc

    Guzzisti defend having to do this by saying it's good to check the condition of the motor's bottom end, which is just a more severe version of OC mavens' defense of the oil change process with "good to look around the bike". :lol3
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  2. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    I don't like what that says about MG's confidence in the durability of their own product.
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  3. viola-tor

    viola-tor Needs to ride!

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    Bump this thread and a question:

    I've heard (from DirtJack) that the O-ring/washer that comes with the Fumoto valve gets cut/crushed as it presses into the recess of the oil tank drain hole, which then leaks. His solution was to stack two stock crush washers which solved the problem.

    Any others experience this? Mine sure looks like that might be the case (haven't torqued it on just yet)

    '07 990 BTW.
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  4. c-zulu

    c-zulu Resident Dirt Burner

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    No problem here..
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  5. 666

    666 Agnostic and Orange

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    I used 2 copper crash washers I had laying around and sealant on the valve thread.
    I had to add 2-3 mm spacer to keep left gastank from touching the valve.


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  6. viola-tor

    viola-tor Needs to ride!

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    Cool thanks.

    Where exactly did you put this spacer? At the lower front tank bolt point?
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  7. 666

    666 Agnostic and Orange

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    yes, here some pics.
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  8. viola-tor

    viola-tor Needs to ride!

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    Alright! Pics even! :clap Thanks triple-6! Ya, that's what I was thinking you meant.

    Dirty bike too, the way it's supposed to be! Good on ya.
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  9. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    No problems here.
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  10. Bullskin

    Bullskin Been here awhile

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    I had a similar problem with the original washer that came with the valve. I removed it and replaced it with a single oem copper washer and some high temp RTV. Works great.
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  11. ontherock

    ontherock ne'er do well

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    I got the spring section indexed to face forward, since it was going to have a definite conflict with the tank, then bent the lever up so I wouldn't have to hog out so much more of the bracket. Now the lever locks and rotates between the spring cylinder of the valve and the bracket. Try not to leave the tank off, full of ethanol gas for too long, like a week or two is too long. I had to jack up the bike under the tank mounts and put a ratchet strap around the front of the tanks from the luggage rack to get the tank mount holes back near the frame bracket. It probably helped to leave it like that overnight. there are some other threads about tank swelling and warping, likely due to our great experiment with ethanol (net loss)
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  12. outbacktaz

    outbacktaz outbacktaz

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    Hey guys!! I was thinkin about doing that mod as well, but I'm not to fond about doing holes on my bike...

    Now, I was wondering how much clearance there is between the bottom of the tank and the top of the bracket, because if there's enough room, I'd go with something like this:

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    That would resolve my problem... What do you think?

    With that elbow, you don't really need a tube, just a cap to keep the dust off. And when you want to make an oil change, take the cap off, put a cut-off plastic bottle under it...

    :ear:ear:ear
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  13. erappaport

    erappaport pray for rain

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    I've got the Fujimo valve hardware for this conversion, if anyone wants to give it a try. I bought the pieces and then decided to stay stock. Shoot me a PM.
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  14. cagiva549

    cagiva549 whats a cagiva

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    I put a long elbow in the tank pointed foward with a short elbow on the end of that pointed down in front of the lower gas tank bracket and a cap . All high pressure hydraulic fittings . No hoses and no mess . It takes me longer to pour oil back in without pulling the plastics than it does to drain it . I can do what's needed to my bikes but suck at computing . SEYA
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