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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by DeeGee, Apr 12, 2010.
Rode it for the first time and took some photos !
Fired it up after looking over the carbs and some other problem.
Started like a champ!
Still some work before it can be ridden but getting closer but there is still lots of snow around and ice on the roads here and there.
I partook in the Colorado Tag-o-rama today with the 950
...went and caught this tag:
...and then created this new tag:
..detail shot of that "stump-carving" in the background:
Took a spin around Arizona today (485 miles)
Gilbert - Lake Pleasant - Wickenburg - Bagdad - Skull Valley - Prescott - Jerome - Sedona - Flagstaff - Mormon Lake Lodge - Payson - Mesa - Gilbert.
The 990 was flawless!
Notice the painted rock...
I am in the process of adding a 55W HID hi/lo and LED flood lights. I welded sturdy tabs on the front of my nerf bars for the flood lights. As with any electrical project, the most time consuming part is doing tidy wiring.
I provided power to both sets of lights directly from the 15A fused and switched connection used for lights. I wanted independent on/off for either light, and an indicator light for each light. While I was at it, I added another switch to dim the indicator lights.
Went from this:
Here's the dash with all lights off:
With indicator LEDs on daytime brightness:
LED Dimmer engaged:
The LEDs and 10A switches are from Highway Dirt Bikes. As received, the LEDs are painfully bright. I added another 1k resistor to dim it for the daytime setting. The nighttime setting uses a 22k resistor.
The switch over by the 12V outlet is my ABS disable.
Sadly, after 9 years and 50,000km's of pure joy, I had to let mine go to greener pastures and a happy new owner. I am going to miss you my friend, please think of me on your new adventures.
What Fuel containers are Those saddle bags?
Where did you get them?
Man and machine.... I listened to an interview of a scientist who just finished submitting his research. He was able to show when we use a tool, a machine,...long enough, our brain creates new circuits for that particularal tool and make it as if it was an extension of our body like an arm!
Let it go, it is nothing more than nuts and bolts and rubber. Its your creation. You are not losing that ability and can never sell it. Just dont lose it.
Did a bunch of stuff
KTM Twins and Weld 86 sent me a little care package.
Plus: An oil change, inspect clutch basket bolts, clutch oil jet, adjust IAJ's to 1.5 turns. And a all fairings off cleaning.
That was a busy 5 hours....
Time to ride!
Came back home to CA.
You better add some more support under the bash plate so that the bike is more upright. In the current position, there is a chance that the forward weight will lead to the bike come off the mainstand.
The bike wont fall down but all the weight will come to rest on the bash plate and one person can't put it back on the stand again. DAMHIK.
I fixed a broken turn signal tonight. Stopped working last friday and I finally got good enough weather to dig in. (I don't like doing electrical work in 50 mph winds and rain) Turns out one of the wires broke right at the plastic quick connector behind one of the upper fairings.
Cut off the bad end of the loose wire and cleaned it up. Pushed the pin out of the plastic quick connector plug and opened up the little flaps and then soldered the wire to the pin and folded the flaps over the top of the solder and pushed it all together. Nice and tight now.
Mr. Tax man said i was very good last year so I ordered my Safari Tanks from CJ and dualsportwarehouse.com...........BLACK!
She's almost done!
What didn't I do ?
Changed oil, new Cycra Handguards, euro headlight switch, CJ side stand relocator, CJ drain hose , new sprocket, Scott's triple clamp + stabilizer and a bath after a 400 km off road adventure day the day before.
In the effort of farkling I'm headed out for some more thrashing today then I might tackle my HID headlight instal.
Flushed my Clutch fluid... Replaced the Mineral oil with ATF
yuck, how many miles on that sludge? bete.
Well I lost the race do to a malfunctioning Skid plate, however I did not lose the Sunday night shenanigans. Monday morning was a bitch:eek1
Changed out that damned o-ring behind the gear position indicator.
A little over 32,000 miles ...