950 Supermoto Chronicles

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by wpbarlow, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. preppypyro

    preppypyro Been here awhile

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    Out of curiousity, what would symptoms of carbs not in sync be?
  2. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    Well, to be fair:
    -- I do ride a bit like an idiot.
    -- All my miles have been in the city
    -- I'm insanely huge: 6' 11" tall, about 300 lbs!

    Friday ill be doing some proper highway miles, and I'll let you know how it goes!
  3. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    300lbs.???

    Don't walk, run and buy a 15t CS! :evil
  4. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    Currently has one tooth smaller sprocket installed. I want for no torque. :D
  5. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    My friend, you have no idea. Get the 15. I'm 205 and had one when I couldn't get a 44t rear anymore, the bike was unreal. The 16t doesn't even scratch the surface in comparison.
  6. karviet

    karviet Adventurer

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    hi every body, i m from france, what´s this tire tkcs 80, i want them. where càn i buy them ?

    QUOTE=BuckMoto;19484791]I ordered a set of TKC-80s at the local dealer today and should have them Saturday or next Tuesday. I also got an email from Bike Bandit today saying they had them in our sizes too.

    samppa2005 & snowhawk jockey - Thanks for the feedback on the tires. I'm looking forward to getting them dirty!

    EastSideSM - sorry to hear that it's gonna be expensive.[/QUOTE]
  7. samppa2005

    samppa2005 Adventurer

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  8. geoffh

    geoffh Adventurer

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    This man knows what he speaks of. I have his old bike and I'm about 220 and the 15t is unreal.
  9. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    Nobody ever wants to believe it!

    Geoff, did ya hit 50k miles yet? That was the pace you were on last I heard! :wink:
  10. EastSideSM

    EastSideSM Isn't that dangerous?

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    For me it was really bad fuel economy, rough running and hard starting. It got so bad that the bike wouldn't run at all, but it was something I didn't notice while it was happening, until it had gotten well past the rough /hard running/starting.

    I also had an exhaust leak so I'm not sure which of those conditions was causing the really poor fuel economy.
  11. BuckMoto

    BuckMoto Adventure Napping

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    Greetings from Colorado

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  12. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Good thing ya got all that hair hanging off your front tire! Those aspen leaves look pretty deep:eek1 Aspenz r just goin from yellow to brown on the tree in the yard last weekend.


  13. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Corndog67 just got us the skinny on the FMF's for an SM...

    I fixt between the arrows >...<


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  14. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    Nice..where are you riding ?
  15. preppypyro

    preppypyro Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the reply. Mine is getting a tad harder to start somedays, and I often wonder if its in need of a carb sync.I get pretty good economy though, 43 mpg average so far. Over the winter I plan to remove the canister shit, (install tkc 80s, dr beans fuel pump mod, new clutch slave, check valves and finish my skid plate) and I was thinking maybe I should clean and sync the carbs up as well. Couldnt hurt I guess!


    Where are you guys getting your 525 15 tooth sprocket? I wanna try one!
  16. corndog67

    corndog67 Banned

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    To be more accurate, he didn't mention the SE, just that the Adventure and the SM use the same part numbers. I guess FMF it is. ln about 2 weeks.
  17. karviet

    karviet Adventurer

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  18. Garry

    Garry Old and In The Way

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    After putting new rubber on the SMR this morning, I checked the wheel bearings before balancing the wheels. One of the rear wheel bearings is going bad. No complaints after 51K miles. I ordered two bearings and will have the local shop put them in as you need $300 worth of special gear puller/bearing pullers for the job. So no 950 for a week while waiting for the parts to come in. Hopefully it's good to go for next weekend.
  19. 900rider

    900rider Been here awhile

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    Garry are you still running the Mobile 1 synthetic car oil in your 950?

    5 star's giving me shit for not running the motor(ipoff)ex oil they sell for $70 a gallon
  20. Garry

    Garry Old and In The Way

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    Yes, I've been running Mobil 1 15W-50 for the entire life of the bike. I have used the Rotella synthetic in the winter because it's a little lighter. The only time the bike ever got Motorex was when the shop (Euro Moto in Wexford) did the service.