950 Supermoto Chronicles

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

  1. Thumper996

    Thumper996 Been here awhile

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    M8X1 Ace Hardware carries the best metric selection in the USA

  2. wiseblood

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    Thanks! I think I'll go for it in that case. Safari (http://justgastanks.com/) confirms that the horn will mount, and for $839 you get the replacement side panels.
  3. EastSideSM

    EastSideSM Isn't that dangerous?

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    You also might want to use some copper crush washers with the bolts you use to seal it off.
  4. nattyMo

    nattyMo Been here awhile

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    Re: Metric hardware... Ace maybe not bad for a local source.. but for a truly massive selection you should check out these guys.. not the best web site but they sure do have selection covered.

    http://mdmetric.com/index.html

    Pro-Bolt usa also does a great job with moto specific hardware.

    http://www.probolt-usa.com/

    Cheers.

    r
  5. nattyMo

    nattyMo Been here awhile

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    I see someone has posted the bolt spec already. I just wanted to say welcome back! Having gone through back surgery myself I know it's a tough road back. Glad to see you haven't given up on riding.

    NM

  6. mrdirtbikerider

    mrdirtbikerider Russ Martin

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    Last year I was looking into plugging the sight tube holes with bolts.
    I did some searches for bolt sizes and finally found one post with the
    bolt size. I wrote down the bolt size, problem is, I got to find we're I put
    it. I will post when I find it.
  7. MotoSteve

    MotoSteve Functioning Motard

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    Thank you.

  8. MotoSteve

    MotoSteve Functioning Motard

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    Good idea. Thanks.

  9. MotoSteve

    MotoSteve Functioning Motard

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    Thanks for the kind words. Glad to be back.

  10. Thumper996

    Thumper996 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for info, but really Ace by far kills Lowes and Home Depot for flange and non-flange metric bolts and nuts. Hopefully you have one in your area. Same place i picked up a perfect fit o-ring in a pinch to fix my clutch slave cylinder until i bought an after marker unit.
  11. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle ADV enthusiast

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    For cold weather . . . You may want a bigger handlebar mount screen.
    I use a Slipstreamer SpitFire screen:

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  12. EastSideSM

    EastSideSM Isn't that dangerous?

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    And you should exercise your facial muscles so you don't cramp up from grinning ear to ear while you are riding!!!
  13. wiseblood

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    Was wrenching a bit this weekend, and found a hose hanging down between the oil tank and the exhaust header. It looked like it had melted / baked pretty good there for a while. I pulled it out to take a picture:


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    Context (you see it down there):

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    I didn't have time (yet) to pull the tank and trace it. Any ideas what it is? Coolant overflow hose?

    Thanks!
  14. karviet

    karviet Adventurer

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    Someone have a renazzco seat. Do you Know why they are so confortable ?
  15. wiseblood

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    :y0!

    Is it because they are filled with puppies and rainbows? :lol3
  16. nattyMo

    nattyMo Been here awhile

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    On the SMR that should be the coolant fluid overflow hose if memory serves.

    NM

  17. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    They aren't...get a Seat Concepts seat..save yourself a few hundred dollars and short term paralysis
  18. Thumper996

    Thumper996 Been here awhile

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    It's part of the EVAP Canister system. There is suppossed to be a metal cap on the line to seal it off. It runs up under the air box and meets other lines as part of the EVAP system unless you have removed that stuff.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=132080

  19. wiseblood

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    Thanks for the info!!

    Now... Canister has already been removed, so... :dunno.

    (Also, gas venting next to a hot header? :eek1)
  20. nattyMo

    nattyMo Been here awhile

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    I confirmed in both the parts diag and service manual. Not close to my SMR to confirm in person but I'm sure now that on a 950SMR that is the coolant overflow tube. You are not missing a cap.

    Evap is routed differently from the 950 Adv shown in the link Thumper provided.

    Note the color of inside the tube, looks like burnt coolant. If you were dumping raw fuel onto your header you would notice right away.