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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by dgrs2, Dec 17, 2004.
Current parking spot, seat off for charging (Battery under seat, for now), storage tub on the floor has the stock bash plate, some add on bits and some oil service parts waiting to be used.
Bike is currently waiting to be torn down, serviced, lubed etc. and then ridden in prep for my alcan event.
Second shot was the bath day (2nd day owning) to clean off all the dirt/grime to see what needed to be serviced, and what had been mcguyvered before it was mine (lots, and it all needs fixin)
Again, if you know this bike, history of this bike, stories or shenanigans of this bike, share please.
Be careful what you ask for.
I just bought my 990 from a dealer. After posting about the purchase, a fellow inmate came forward claiming it had been his bike. He then posted videos & pictures of things that I would not do to my own bike.
It was like finding videos of the 2 years your wife spent in a Mexican bestiality show before you met her. Some things are best left unknown.
I agree on one level, if this was to be my pretty bike I would want it to be untouched and ready to strut to starbuicks.
But, this is to be my abused "I dont have a rally car round here" ride, and I plan on putting miles on it, and would like to know if something needs bumping on the repair list so it does not lunch the motor or drop a swingarm.
I know it has been ridden hard, I bought it knowing that, and will build it out as much as I can to abuse it more.
Guy I bought it from seemed to commute on it and was a little lax on the history/info about the bike (according to him and registration he only had it for a few months), said he kind of knew the original owner but not a lot of info on that front, maybe a work buddy or something.
Realistically, it will make no difference to me, I have a plan for the bike and its not like hearing someone rode singletrack or baja is going to dissuade me, I plan on rebuilding/upgrading as necessary.
So far as I can decipher, it is a Orange 2005 or 5.5 950 Adventure, converted to ADV S suspension and lengthened stands, custom painted, with 950 SE wheels and a single disc up front. Cannisterectomy and SAS delete was "done", handlebars/risers/heated grips added, Glove box trimmed for a prefiler, Battery re-routed to the underseat box, a tail cleanup was done with the plate holder piece removed and a LED taillight added, Oil has yet to be changed by me, coolant and pump will be serviced, I have a large list pulled from the H.O.W to check, second rad fan to add, some carbon/kev work to do, crash bars to add, sidestand relocate, stud/bolt/bearings update and lots more after that.
this is my 990
Does anyone else think an Adventure with its tanks off looks like a dog that is shaved for the summer?
Auxiliary lights are IMO an absolute neccessity. I dont even need my factory lights when I turn these on.
HID's, no need for anything else
Everytime I think about getting AUX lights I find something else to spend the money on. I don't really need them after I went to HID's.
Luckily I bought this the day before hurricane Sandy hit from a guy in Atlantic City. The other bikes in his shed all suffered salt water damage. 1040 miles on this baby. Still like new.
That's some seriously low miles. Good find!
HELL YEAH!! Nice!!
I read the "no need for anything else"
and in the first photo was a GS.. and it was gone in the 2nd photo.
I didn't realize it was about headlights
Nice catch Geek
The GS is on the trailer where it belongs...
As you should....
In the *caged* trailer? Must be one savage bike.
HID question: The standard US headlight is two bulbs. Is one high beam, one low beam? Or is one of them a running light.
After installing a few of the DDM hi/lo HID kits, I'm not keen on the "wobble" the bulb has in the socket, but I am keen on the light output.
Which way should I go for an HID conversion? Euro headlight assembly?
Yes, the US and Euro headlight assembly has one light for low, one light for high. The difference is that the US has only one light on at a time; either the low or the high beam. The Euro light has one or both lights on; the low is always on and the high beam turns on to add to the low beam, not to replace it. Also the way the reflectors are shaped is different and the pattern of light is actually better. Personal experience.
I have HID50's in my Euro assembly and haven't noticed any "wobble". Wish the ballasts were a bit smaller and the wires a bit shorter so I can shoehorn them into place easier but all in all I'm very pleased.