In middle of valve adjust, need help!

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by bikepharmer, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Peanuts

    Peanuts Long timer

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    Thats the Euro spec bike like mine. It has the un-used holes plugged with an M6 screw.

    Like has been said, yours is a USA spec bike so comes with extra smog stuff, both barbs are in place on both intakes, the ones that are blanked on the Euro bikes both need connecting to the evap canistor. Unless you decide to take that stuff off in which case you should blank them off with M6 screws as a secure method rather than bits of hose.....
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  2. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    Happy new year rides.
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  3. crofrog

    crofrog Long timer

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    I'm just above the opinion that with out knowing how long the bike has been eating dirt through the opening if it was down on compression I'd pull it apart before a broken ring takes out the cylinder and cylinder head.



    As a new 990 owner he may not know that it's not running right, the best you've ridden is the you know.
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  4. bikepharmer

    bikepharmer Baja is on the way

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    I ended up routing tubing into the "T" which ultimately runs to the evap canister, which is stock specifications.

    A big thanks to those who posted and chimed in, provided photos and expertise, and got me back up and running.

    Bike fired right up. I still need to burp the radiator because I drained the coolant to move it forward..no big deal, but will wait until the weather warms up a bit. It has been damn cold! Bike will be dormant for a few more weeks at least until we get some more rider friendly temps.

    Cheers!

    BP
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  5. nordicbiker

    nordicbiker Been here awhile

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    Could it be that the previous owner had a Scottoiler installed on the bike, that he took off before he sold it? Don't nail me on it, but I think this little connector is where you get the vacuum from, to open the valve in the Scottoiler! Looks familiar to me. I had a Scottoiler on my 990, but never saw the cylinder head from this perspective! I remember removing a plug on one of the cylinder heads and putting that kind of fitting in, which you see on your bike!

    Maybe this could explain the open/unused connector!
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