950 S-new look, new mods, new year

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by cjracer, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Hell No, those don't last 1,000 miles on my LC4.

    We are in L Anse meadows, Katie is happy to be back on pavement, be in gros morne on Wed.

    Yes she is.:thumb

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  2. piercalif

    piercalif Biciveloce

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    Hey I like all the changes you have made to your adventure.... Very Nice.
    I just pick up a used one and wanted to customize it.
    Any suggestion or what to do and what not to do?

    I know I defently want a bigger gas tank... Is tourteach the only place you can get it? or there is a cheapper place?

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  3. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Very nice, you'll love the bike.

    I got mine from Justgastanks.com out of your area.

    later,
    cj
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  4. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    We are in St. John's now, heading out Mon night 12am on the ferry. It was kind of a pain to find places w/ internet coming into town later. Maybe it was just me, but I found one today. So, sorry for lack of communication on my end. The dealer in St. John's got my info reguest, but shipping a small order to get there in time would have not been cost effective. Great Place to deal w/, just not a 950 dealer.

    Looks like I'll limp it to NB to toys for big boys and hope they have a set of new sprockets in stock.

    Thanks again,
    CJ
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  5. Monty_Burns

    Monty_Burns Excellent.

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    Heya CJ and Katie,

    Dave here (formerly no_bmw_for_me). Wifey and me just got back from our Labrador ride today. Sorry to hear about Katie's get off. As we were ploughing through some of the stuff on the Trans-Lab, I thought there could be some traps in there. Luckily, the only trap we sprung was a speed trap 15 minutes west of Churchill Falls. I got off with a warning and a lecture about another fellow (ADVer maybe?) breaking some ribs and a shoulder.

    The KTM dealer in Mount Pearl is mostly an off-road KTM dealer. I tried to get a dual sport front tire from there, but they didn't have any. The kid behind the counter was incredibly helpful. The Honda dealer had a 80/100 profile Trailwing which worked, but wobbled on decel. The kid even gave me direction to the Honda dealer.

    If memory serves, there on only 2 KTM dealers on the Rock. I assume you are hitting Nova Scotia next. The dealer locator only has one there, so New Brunswick is your best bet.

    The ferry out of Argentia is running on 3 of 4 engines, so the crossing times have been extended - as you are surely finding out as I type this. :D I think they are replacing it this fall, so it seems like the company and crew have just said to heck with it on the Smallwood.

    Best of luck with the rest of your trip! Hey, it's got to be easier than Mexico! :D

    Cheers!
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  6. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Thanks David,

    We are in Baddeck NS now, and it's very wet. Hoping to get parts in NB. Bike is doing OK now that we are off the dirt. it's well worn, but not getting much worse.

    Thanks for all the help guys.:thumb
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  7. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    No Good news.

    Parts won't be available until Tues in Moncton. :(

    We have to be on our way home by then.

    Found parts on our way home in Concord, NH. Hope I make it that far before it looks like frisbe.

    Later,
    cj
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  8. Monty_Burns

    Monty_Burns Excellent.

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    CJ, the dire condition of your sprocket it useless without PICS!

    Make sure you get a photo of that bad boy before it is replaced! :clap

    Edit: You'll make it, BTW. Don't worry about it and have a great ride! :D
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  9. Maineroads

    Maineroads Ridgerunner

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    If you get in a pinch in Maine, call me. I'll take the stuff off my bike- 950sm. I'm in Southern maine so not much closer than Concord. I'll pm my phone #.
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  10. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Thanks,

    We made it to Concord late today after another issue popped up.

    Katie's rear wheel bearings blew up on her f650 today.:baldy

    We ditched her bike and pulled the bearings out, well whats left of them in a driveway, and rode 3 hrs 2-up to Concord, NH to get the 950 taken care of on Tues and maybe scrounge up some new bearings to get her bike rolling again.:scratch

    We then have to head back 160 miles to put her bike together, then start heading home.

    I'll be at Freedom Cycle when they open in the Morn getting my 950 taken care of and looking for bearings.

    I need bearing numbers 6203-2rs (17x40x12), 2 of them if anyone nearby has some laying around.:ear

    Later,
    Cj
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  11. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    We should have a few good pics when we get home. Katie is doing the ride report.:thumb Should be good.

    The sprocket is so worn I'm out of adjustment on the bolts and I already have the block flipped (16/42), that's how small the rear sprocket has worn.:wink: It's keeper for the wall of shame.
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  12. judjonzz

    judjonzz Beastly

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    You don't need actual teeth on that sprocket, just a few waves. :D Ride it easy and it will get you home. DAMHIK. I just know it's steel sprockets for me from here on.
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  13. Maineroads

    Maineroads Ridgerunner

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    Quite the adventure. Where did her bike break down? There is a BMW dealership in Maine, in Falmouth, if that helps. 207-781-4763.
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  14. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Thanks,

    If I can't find anything here i'll look into that.

    It's around Warren, ME. Heading back there ASAP. Not to far from you.
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  15. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    I would be fine with that if we were in Mexico and had no other options,:jose this was on the way home before the BMW gave us issues. Should be sorted out shortly and good to go for another 15,000 miles.

    I'm sure you have Jud.:D


    Otherwise the 950 is running great, just about to click over 40,000 miles.:ricky
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  16. Maineroads

    Maineroads Ridgerunner

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    Out of Maine yet? I have tomorrow off (wednesday) if you need anything. How did you make out?
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  17. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Yep, we are in Erie, PA now heading west. We had a few very long days on slab to get some miles in. The bikes are holding up well and moving along well know.

    I found bearings at NAPA in Concord.:thumb Total was about $20 for parts and few tools adn supplies, rode back 3hrs after swapping my sprockets and chain out in the parking lot of Freedom Cyles.

    Took about 1 hr to install the bearings, do a test ride and get back on the road again.

    Katie says it's much easier to control now.:dunno

    Weather has been very nice and we should be home Sat afternoon.

    cj
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  18. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    We've made it home, safe and sound. Both bikes even.:thumb

    We are working on getting our pics together and will post a link to the ride report when it's started. I'll try and get few up here soon.

    It was a long ride, 6,800 miles in 4 weeks. Not a ton of miles for the amount of time we were gone, but we stopped to smell the roses, some thing I normally don't do on solo road trips.

    I'm working on improving on that.

    We had a great time in spite of the hardships, and met a lot of very nice people along the way.

    Thanks for all the help from the Advrider community, if I had brought my laptop along keeping in touch, or meeting up w/ a few in the areas we ventured would have been much easier.

    It seemed like replies always came a bit to late to do anything about it. I was surprised how easily wi-fi can be found around the country. This world just keep getting smaller and smaller. Making it much easier to travel.

    that can be a good or bad thing?????
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    cpmodem Orange Caveman

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    Welcome home, brother. Thanks for taking the time to share with us as you went. Very enjoyable following along on your adventures (good and not_so_good alike). You have a great attitude and excellent writing style. Really made us feel like we were riding along with you.
    :webers
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    cjracer AWD please!!

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    The riders.:ricky :ricky
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