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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by DeeGee, Apr 12, 2010.
Now do the Stud Mod for the Crashbars.
You can thank me later
Yes doing that next week
Thanks to Skyclad and his info on the HF lift being on sale for $299 ($419 now) I picked it up Monday and got her loaded onto it last night. This thing will make life so much easier with all the bikes.
Also wanted to thank Douf for the info on the jack.It was in fact 6 ounces low.
Treated like the filthy pig that it is.
My friend and owner of Cox Racing used my bike as a template and I ended up with a sweet new guard and screen.
I got the day off and went and picked it up and brought it home with a bunch of goodies.
Congrats for your new bike. What a feeling first time home with new bike.
Fitting 2-1 pipe with Arrow titanium silencer.
Did my first ever Oil change on my (new to me) 990 Adv. Did it nice and slow and took about 3 hours..
I'm sure I can get that down to about 1 hour next time
Finished my hack job side stand. Only took 5 Dremel cut-off wheels trying to cut 3/4" stainless steel all-thread. It's a rough out design and I'm sending the measurements to dad who is going to turn some old barrel blanks to size and help me clean it up. I miss having a full machine shop downstairs.
Then went about replacing the range change nut that I crushed when I got mad because I couldn't get it to stay put. Pulled the headlight mask off, swapped it out, put the mask back on, got everything bolted up and then realized that the other nut had moved. No big deal, just pull everything again, pinch the nut a bit so it won't fall, put everything back together, bolt it all back up.... and realize that the 1st nut I replaced has fallen.
Take the shit back off a 3rd time, get everything just so, and slap the headlight mask back on before the nuts have a chance to think of a new way to screw with my day.
Then I replaced the oil jet with the new style jet, which looks like it'll do a really good job. Pull the clutch slave and this dirty looking liquid falls on the floor.
The snap ring on my Evoluzione slave looks corroded (like a battery terminal) and so does the metal plate behind the plastic spacer. Pull the stuff off, clean it, push the plunger in, remove the snap ring, verify it's just surface crap, reinstall it, and pump the clutch some to see if any fluid takes off like a water hose.
Take a bottle of water, pour a few drops on the liquid, and put my chemistry classes to good use. Nothing separated, no oil globs, so it's just water.
Hot damn! We're in like Flynn.
Bolt it all back up, put the tools back under the seat, look at the clock, and realize it's almost 5 pm and I've been working on this for about 3 hours. Go inside, fall asleep on the couch, and make plans to ride today.
It's a good thing my dad used to own a Penton shop and taught me to love working on bikes.
Took about a half hour of my day to install one of theses
So then the rest of my day I could go do this -
And catch a few of these -
Heading out in a few days for a quick ride to central NM then off road for a loop through Arizona wilderness. Anyone want to go for a ride ? Leave southern Co Thursday AM- 5 hours of Tarmac - then 95% dirt for a few days. Home Monday or Tuesday. All camping - NO CAMPGROUNDS ! Route yet to be determined
I rode it! Only got about 30 miles of trail in but it was great anyway. Go away snow!!!
Installed new grips, grip heaters and a plug for a heated vest. Should keep me riding at least until winter officially starts.
I practiced justifying the eventual AWD kit from CJ.
Damn - that looks like it there for the duration! Had a similar incident years ago and had to come back with a winch!
Go o - how did you get it out?
I decided to regress about 40 years and relive amateur hour by getting pinch flats in two front tubes due to carelessness. I haven't done a pinch flat mounting a tire in 15-20 years:huh Made up for it the next day with a fine fall ride and 30 ripping miles on my 690r on wet dirt roads and trails!
With the help of a friend, layed it on it's side and slid it to solid ground.
And that was not easy.
Installed a new battery, Baja designs Squadron lights and put a wrench and locktite on a bunch of bolts
Getting ready for the LA 2 Barstow 2 Vegas
I got mine ready for the hollidays!