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The Rockies Winter Wrenching Thread.

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Geek, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Yikes!

    I just turn the little dial on the wall of my garage. Makes me really glad I spent 2 days insulating the garage last winter. That 50's gas heater hanging from the ceiling can now keep the temperature quite pleasant.
  2. SnowMule

    SnowMule still learning what is and isn't edible Super Supporter

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    Fuel- and oil-injected, right into the crankcase. Just like, oh, about every other sled manufactured in teh past 6 years. :lol3
  3. toddler

    toddler Unpronouncible

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    E-tec baby, get with the program:D
  4. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    Gonna have to start planning the valve check/adjustment for my KTM 990. Ed... prepare to receive a shitload of questions. :lol3
  5. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I should probably give mine a look too...
  6. Merfman

    Merfman Cape truster... Supporter

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    So, I picked this up a week ago and as I sit here at work today, I wish I was working on this instead. Got it started a day or so after getting it home. Build thread over in SAR... I should be working on my EXC but this looks more fun for now. ;)
    [​IMG]
  7. 2Stamp

    2Stamp Been here awhile

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    Picked up an '06 450EXC last week. So far set sag, changed tires, oil and the nasty grips. Lots of research to do (with some riding to test it out) on what I what to change. My race sag is off so I may need a lighter shock.

    going to be a fun winter.
  8. MrBob

    MrBob Distant Supporter

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    CB700S. Lovely bikes with hydraulic lifters and shaft drive.
  9. Merfman

    Merfman Cape truster... Supporter

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    I'm already there Hondo! I was turned on to NHF the same day I posted up my pics in the Cheep Bike Challenge! Excellent site full of great info! I'm Merfman over there as well!
  10. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer Supporter

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    Hey Merfman, I have a taillight for that if you want it. Freebie. :deal

    Marc
  11. _Magoo_

    _Magoo_ master of disaster....

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    that's a great bike....(I might be a little biased), how many miles, and how much did you pay for it?
  12. Merfman

    Merfman Cape truster... Supporter

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    Hey Lomax, hell yea, I'll take it. PM inbound...

    Burque - it's got a shade under 27,000 miles on it and I paid $650 for it... not sure I got a stellar deal but for what I wanted, it was in the ballpark. I probably could have gotten it a little cheaper but the seller was a AFA grad who's getting married and felt that his MC days were done. I didn't want to add insult to injury...
  13. SnowMule

    SnowMule still learning what is and isn't edible Super Supporter

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    Fixed some poor oil-line routing from the factory...
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    Way to go Polaris, torque that lock nut on there hard enough that trying to loosen it with a socket bends the tab. :bluduh
    [​IMG]

    Muffpot... check. :D :dg
    Put a constant-tension clamp from McMaster on there, shouldn't come loose as the pipe expands/contracts with heat. :thumb
    [​IMG]

    Align-y the skis...
    [​IMG]

    Plumb the exhaust valve solenoid to puke OUTSIDE the sled instead of all over the engine... :bluduh
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    Let it snow already. :twitch
  14. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I think I need to figure out how to make one of those muffpots work behind the rear cylinder of the 950 :dg
  15. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    From what I hear, it won't help...

    [​IMG]
  16. 2Stamp

    2Stamp Been here awhile

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    1400 miles I think. I haven't looked at the odo since I brought it home. Paid $3800 for it, seems about going rate here. And the PO had just put a new Scotts dampener on it.
  17. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    [​IMG]

    Current projects on 990:

    Cannisterectomy (done)
    Black dog skid plate
    check valves (looked fine)
    Flush cooling system
    Mounting heated grips
    Install additional power outlet
    Heavier fork springs
    Fresh fork & shock oil
    Anti-sneeze rear wheel adjusters
    Drain holes in swing arm
  18. rtadlock

    rtadlock Long timer

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    Pretty sure there are already holes to for drainage in the rear swing arm. There's a big rubber plug back there somewhere. Can't miss it.
  19. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Thanks Rob. If it's the one I'm thinking of, the big plastic plug is put in at the factory. A common mod is to drill two small holes on the bottom of the swingarm, at the very back of the hollow section to drain any water that gets past the factory openings.
  20. StmbtDave

    StmbtDave AKA Invisible Dave

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    I didin't realize this was an issue. I better check my 950. What do I look for? I better add some antihistimine to my tool kit :lol3