Best Mod ever for quick, no mess oil changes for your 9*0

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Just Paul, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Order a different color and spray it.
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  2. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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    Ha! Sure glad I didn't order black...:1drink

    Steve
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  3. knobbyjoe

    knobbyjoe Adventure and dirt rider

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    FYI,
    Sure like to give you a pic of my new Oil Drain Hose from Craig Johnson, CJdesigns. Just not in position to do that right now.

    The hose looks professional with clear plastic encasing the braided stainless steal wrap. No problem with the hose rubbing around in the skid plate area. The hose ends and caps are anodized high quality hydraulic fittings. The inside diameter looks fairly large so oil should drain quickly.

    I'm ready to install on my next oil change. If you email CJ I think he will be able to send you a drain hose quickly.

    I've never met CJ but he will treat you like a friend and his work is very professional. So the bump to a good guy.
    KJ

    Edit cause I ain't got no grammar>
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  4. SierraJeep

    SierraJeep It's toast

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    Hmmm... my parts arrived yesterday and my "black" adapter part somehow became "blue" when it arrived. It's a very dark blue, and since it's going to mount on the bottom of the oil tank it'll probably remain blue. :nod

    (Maybe if I'm feeling a little too vain I'll spray it quick with some black Rustolum?)
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  5. pchGS

    pchGS Mark

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    Ditto what sierrajeep said.... But it's at the bottom and if they are looking that close, well then.... ;)[​IMG]


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  6. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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    Does anyone have an actual hose length measurement that they are happy with? I see "about a foot....."

    I'd like to cut it before I break the bike down for the installation, it's cold out!

    Thanks!

    Steve
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  7. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    I literally cut it right at 12inches.
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  8. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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    Thanks!

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  9. GrenDesb

    GrenDesb Been here awhile

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    Fixed
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  10. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    So what's the consensus....


    How many oil changes are you going to go before you pull the left tank and check the oil tank screen?

    :lurk
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  11. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    I check it every three oil changes.
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  12. Lobster

    Lobster Been here awhile

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    CJ...sent you an email...I'll take one of them drain hoses for my 950 if you have any left...email has paypal info.
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  13. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    I do it when I check valves, which is every three or 4 oil changes (it ends up being every winter, at 12-15k intervals, which seems to work).
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  14. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    I check this every Valve check. (when the tanks are off) About every 10,000 miles. It's a very tall screen, and would take a lot stuff to cover it completely and cause an issue imo.
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  15. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    I have them ready to go. Email sent. thanks.
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  16. tunp

    tunp Been here awhile

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    Recieved mine, its a beauty. Nice workmanship, you'll be happy.
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  17. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    CJ,

    Email sent.
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  18. Yascher

    Yascher Been here awhile

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    does anybody ever find these screens at least partially plugged after initial break in period is over? Mine is always clean, all of them
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  19. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Same here. But I like to check em periodically just in case
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  20. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    I'll have a small batch of custom ORANGE and black fitting hose kits in the shop this Wed or Thurs, if interested. :wink: