My new (to me) 950 SE

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by brents347, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    Grinderman, I'll drop you a note. Are you confirmed in for this Ryan?
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  2. Chico Ryan

    Chico Ryan noslo1

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    Im in for the trip
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  3. ABuck99

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    Brent-

    Hardline Products makes a Sticker On & Sticker Off spray that makes EASY work of applying graphics. Ofcourse, there are probably a hundered home brew versions to make your own spray, but I like using this spray because its easy; pre-mixed in the right proportions. There's no hassle of getting the home brew mixture just right which makes a difference with adhesion. Remove old graphics- clean residue on plastics with Sticker Off, wipe clean, clean your hands, spray Sticker On and apply graphics, move into place as you like, squeegee the spray out- let set for a couple of hours- (overnight is best) go ride!

    Good luck
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  4. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    Well, the transformation is finally done. I got my SM wheels mounted with tires and rotors and got them on the bike today. Just had to do a little customizing to one of the spacers and everything went together really well.

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    When I did this to my last 2 adventures, the steering geometery was a little weird and the forks had to be raised in the triples clamps quite a bit to make it feel right but this SE rides just perfectly as is with the 17's on it. I am very happy!
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  5. Nytro

    Nytro Been here awhile

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    Looks good. Interested to hear how the 320 performs.
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  6. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    The tank bag DOES interfere with the tank vent on the safari tank. I haven'y worked out a solution for that yet, Good spotting though!
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  7. midfat

    midfat wholesome dirtiness

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    Brent, I also have the Safari and and tank bag. Solution for me was a 29 cent part from the hardware store. Just go get a little 90* plastic elbow, cut the vent host about 1" above the tank cap, insert elbow. Problem solved. I just pull the hose off the cap when I fuel up. Been like that for two years now and it's been flawless.

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  8. Balsta

    Balsta Been here awhile

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    I am still however suspicious about too low front with 17/17. Would it make sense and is it possible to replace the rear spring by one that is 1" shorter?
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  9. midfat

    midfat wholesome dirtiness

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    Here's the mod to retrofit the tank vent for a tank bag. (Apologies for very dirty bike. I try to keep my 950 clean, but it tries harder to keep me dirty.)

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  10. mousitsas

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    For street only use you can replace the rear shock with one from 990SD (not R). It fits like a glove and drops the rear almost by an inch. It actually works offroad too, if it is smooth enough. Another option is a shock from 950/990 SM but in this case the rear drops more.
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  11. Bones_GSXR

    Bones_GSXR Will ride anything

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    Can you please measure you Rally Raid kit for width and height in the cockpit area? I want to know if my Comp/GPS will fit. I can change my direction of my display to make it narrower but that makes it taller too.
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  12. zak0r

    zak0r Adventurer

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    I pity this SE, what have you done to it?!? Why not get a 950/990/Adv or SuMo???
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  13. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    My Rally Raid set-up is about 15" wide across at my GPS level, and about 12" tall.
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  14. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    You pity my bike, That's funny. Pity me, I am pityable, but lay off the bike! :lol3

    Thank you for the advice. I have owned two 950 ADVs and one 950 SM and enjoyed them all. What I have built with this SE is a bike that does all three. With the knobbies and revalved suspension it is a great dirt bike. With a 20 minute swap to my Adv wheels it is a decent adventure bike with long range and a little wind protection. With a 20 minute swap to my SM wheels it is a kick ass road carver or track bike.

    You pity my bike? What exactly have I done to ruin it?
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  15. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    You set it up the way you like instead of the way he likes:lol3
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  16. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    You have done what I want to do, want some 17" wheels for back in NZ.

    I can't see any pics?, is it our connection? or are they visible on the site?
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  17. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    The pictures went bye-bye in the last 24 hours so it must be my photo hosting site. hopefully they come back soon.
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  18. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    K .... no pressure :lurk :D
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