I will not take the carbs out again.

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Orangecicle, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    I will not take the carbs out again. I will not take the carbs out again. I will not take the carbs out again. I will not take the carbs out again. I will not take the carbs out again. I will not take the carbs out again. I will not take the carbs out again. I will not take the carbs out again. I will not take the carbs out again. I will not take the carbs out again. I will not take the carbs out again. I will not take the carbs out again. I will not take the carbs out again. I will not take the carbs out again. I will not take the carbs out again. I will not take the carbs out again. I will not take the carbs out again. I will not take the carbs out again. I will not take the carbs out again. I will not take the carbs out again.
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  2. Sporting Wood

    Sporting Wood I

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    Been there, said that too.

    Didn't make a difference.
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  3. 2torqued

    2torqued Adventurer

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    Love the container in the background "ooops"
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  4. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    I know, right? I should rename the bike from Orangecicle to Oooops!
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  5. Head2Wind

    Head2Wind MotorcycleMayhem

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    it will never happen.:D

    I even went to the dark side (EFI) on my 950, runs great...... And then the other day I had a idea about the carbs that made me wonder if it would work.... I'm not going to peal the EFI off the 950 to test/develop it beyond where I'm at yet, but it will need to be tested to verify that it will work as intended.

    One of the steps is acceptance..... I accept that I will never be satisfied :deal
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  6. Falconfixer

    Falconfixer It is what it is....

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    Ok, I'll bite- what's with the non-stop tinkering and tuning on the fuel systems on these bikes? I want to buy one as soon as I get back home to the states, but haven't decided whether to get a 950 or 990. I'm not as picky about tuning as you guys I would assume, I'm just looking to upgrade from my XR650R.
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  7. Spacelord

    Spacelord Mutha Mutha

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    I know how you feel. I've had mine out 8 times in two weeks, tuning the carb. The carb's are a pain, so is all the stuff that you need to take off first. I think I have wore out the hose clamps on the fuel lines.
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  8. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Oh, don't look to me as an example of what you might end up doing on a bike. My bike came with the Factory Pro jet kit and was way, way overjetted. I've been tinkering ever since to get it right. I had the bike perfect for over a year. Then, I rebuild the top end of the engine in June trying to find an oil leak (warped side cover) and smoking issue (bad intake valve seal), and we made some ill-advised changes to the carbs at that time to try and make the engine run right. The problem was that we didn't time the cams properly when we put the engine back together and had both jugs firing on the same revolution. Let's say that that's a bad idea. :lol3

    I just changed out the needles to stock to replace the last of the old Factory Pro parts, and that threw off one part of the fueling making the bike stumble at 2K RPM before it took off like a banshee at 3K RPM. So, it was one last adjustment to get it right . . . I think. :lol3
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  9. Lc8grrr

    Lc8grrr Vtwin madness

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    ITG filter, changed rear mainjet in 10mins, don't even take the RH tank off completely just lay it over on a mechanics chair beside the bike. Its easy...:wink:
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  10. ericGSsti

    ericGSsti Been here awhile

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    So what's the message?
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  11. Spacelord

    Spacelord Mutha Mutha

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    He will take the carbs off again in the next couple of months
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  12. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    . . . um . . . yea. Probably. :lol3
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  13. Spacelord

    Spacelord Mutha Mutha

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    It's OK. All part of the deal to ride the Adventure.
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  14. OtownMike

    OtownMike Electron Pusher

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    It gets easier every time. 950s are hot girls that demand a little attention, but they reward you for the effort.
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  15. ericGSsti

    ericGSsti Been here awhile

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    :lol3
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  16. TcRulz

    TcRulz Been here awhile

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    Love the black and white picture, it's so 'old school':clap.

    The problem was that we didn't time the cams properly when we put the engine back together and had both jugs firing on the same revolution. Let's say that that's a bad idea. :lol3

    So as we're talking 'old school' I heard if you do this with your cams it runs and sounds like a Harley:eek1 Did you find you had a bad attitude, wanted to get lots of tattoos and became very anti-social all of a sudden:rofl
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  17. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Actually, the bike will run, but it runs very hot because one jug is essentially carrying the other, and it sounds like a 450. :lol3
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  18. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Fixed it for Ya
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  19. Fundy Rider

    Fundy Rider Where 2?

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    I just about keeled over laughing when I seen this thread and who it was from. Not that I enjoy to see someone go through this again but I have been tuning as of late and let's say I don't have much hair left.

    Orangecicle has taken the time to send me a pm with some informative info setting me straight on the ims screws and his jetting advice from his experience with the factory pro kit and what he came up with.

    All of this while he is going through this I presume. Awesome fella for doing it but like I said it made me roar. It's either that or I'll end up in jail so I choose the latter.

    I wonder after ten years of ownership will we all be bald?

    A very much and big thankyou Orangecicle!!!
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  20. MooseBuilt

    MooseBuilt ALMOST DEAD, but not quite! still kickin..

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    CHICKEN! ... now i have to sulk out into the dark abyss of my garage and install the new jetkit, cause the other one sucks....
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