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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-02-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By Oldebonz
Hauling

Yes!! How did it go on rack?? I have similar,does the front ride high???Did the hitch assembly hold up?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-27-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By Oldebonz
Hi Chuck,I wouldn't get too awfully worried about...

Hi Chuck,I wouldn't get too awfully worried about fuel injection complexities.I have a 2012 Adv,about 6500mi,getting ready for a 3 week trip to NM,CO,UT and back to Ohio.All at one time I changed to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By Oldebonz
Thank you Chuck!

Thank you Chuck!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By Oldebonz
Same problem on right tank,hose at top back hooks...

Same problem on right tank,hose at top back hooks to tank on the left(larger hose) one at front goes to the fairing holding turn signal and another crosses over to cannister,but where does the long...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-20-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,083
Posted By Oldebonz
Air cleaner

I'm doing the same thing,tanks can just be loosened to gain access to the bolts holding on the glove box. screws holding the air cleaner top are captive so they don't have to be removed...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-12-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By Oldebonz
Great solutions but what are you trying to get...

Great solutions but what are you trying to get out/remove??
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-01-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,711
Posted By Oldebonz
Fireclimber,please more info on your interesting...

Fireclimber,please more info on your interesting modifications! Brilliant!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-01-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,711
Posted By Oldebonz
CJ's side stand relocator,ain't goin' nowhere...

CJ's side stand relocator,ain't goin' nowhere with a hole in your cases,plus getting on and off easier hauling stuff behind!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-12-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By Oldebonz
May not be from the seal,sometimes the seal...

May not be from the seal,sometimes the seal around the damping adjuster on the bottom of the fork leg will weep a little after adjusting.Pop the rubber cap and wipe a paper towel around the inside...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-21-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By Oldebonz
Agree with Chuck!

Agree with Chuck!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-02-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,004
Posted By Oldebonz
Don't get me wrong,I love carburetors,have them...

Don't get me wrong,I love carburetors,have them on all my vintage bikes,my Ducati Mach 1,Bultaco Metralla,640 Lc4,IT Yamaha,350 Honda,but my fuel injected 990 Adventure and Vespa 250 GTS...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,509
Posted By Oldebonz
Air or rope must be in combustion chamber or...

Air or rope must be in combustion chamber or there will be no resistance to hold valve when compressing spring to get retainer and collets off,whole assembly will move till valve contacts...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,509
Posted By Oldebonz
On some engines(not sure on 950-990) I have seen...

On some engines(not sure on 950-990) I have seen rope stuffed through spark plug hole(leaving enough rope sticking out to remove) into the combustion chamber just before TDC on compression...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By Oldebonz
Use it,add octane booster so there is no pinging...

Use it,add octane booster so there is no pinging on acceleration with a load,you can probably find a place on the bike to strap a small bottle.It is lead free,104 products,etc. makes it,Autozone,Pep...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-05-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,892
Posted By Oldebonz
Thumb Absolutely loved the videos!Please don't get me...

Absolutely loved the videos!Please don't get me wrong but KTM already built the bike 12-15 yrs ago.It's called the 640 LC4.I have both an LC4 and a 2012 990 Adventure. I absolutely love my 990,have...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,444
Posted By Oldebonz
Drive train

I have a990 Adv 2012 with 5500 miles,chain and sprockets like new,If I have to replace it will be with stock stuff.My 640 lc4 has 9,000 dual sport and motard road racing miles,still has the stock...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-29-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,953
Posted By Oldebonz
Wink To me,riding both scooter and motorcycles,it's a...

To me,riding both scooter and motorcycles,it's a different mindset.when scootering I relax more,enjoy the scenery,am more aware of what is going on around me and don't feel the necessity to prove I...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-28-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,123
Posted By Oldebonz
Male Riders

I have a 2008 GTS Red Vespa,KTM 990 Adventure,KTM 640 LC4,Buell Thunderbolt,Bultaco Metralla,Ducati 250 Mach 1,Vintage race a 175 IT Yamaha and road race Honda CB350 vintage.All for their various...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-16-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,200
Posted By Oldebonz
Question What is this foam stuff?? What is the brand,where...

What is this foam stuff?? What is the brand,where can you get it?Sounds like a great thing to get out of a miserable situation that can be solved easier at home than changing a tube on the trail or...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-14-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,233
Posted By Oldebonz
Hot air gun

Sorry if I keep preaching about the incredible usefulness of a hot air gun(cheap at the big box stores)Aluminum and steel expand at different rates.Warm up the aluminum on hubs,cases,etc,often...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-14-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,007
Posted By Oldebonz
Rust from the sea

The worst!! I had my LC4 at Daytona one year,parked under overhang at seaside motel,ONE WEEK,nuts and bolts survived but pitting on fork legs happened,didn't see right away,destroyed fork...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-05-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,331
Posted By Oldebonz
Just get CJ,I'm old and fat with bad knees,get on...

Just get CJ,I'm old and fat with bad knees,get on and off my 990 Adv all the time and zero issues,tried Weld 86,just looked too vulnerable still.The little tabs on the frame to mount the CJ stand...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-26-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By Oldebonz
Hand guards

Not very!Mine cracked "0"mph drop,saved lever though,maybe one use??
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-04-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,758
Posted By Oldebonz
Smack the float bowls with the plastic handle of...

Smack the float bowls with the plastic handle of a screw driver first,might just be stuck float,happened occasionally on older bikes,especially if sitting for a while,worth a try before dismantling...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-04-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,576
Posted By Oldebonz
Have one on my 990,-5",I'd rather get full...

Have one on my 990,-5",I'd rather get full airflow than the buffeting.Long distance the Cee Bailey goes on and all is well with the world.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-25-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,192
Posted By Oldebonz
Very nice!If anyone is contemplating Vintage...

Very nice!If anyone is contemplating Vintage Cross Country with AHRMA this is very typical of what you will be riding!::clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-13-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By Oldebonz
Windscreen

Last summer did Cincinnati to New Mexico to Colorado and back with the lower of the two Cee Bailey screens.Quite comfortable,little buffeting,good protection,optics.2012 990 Adv.Didn't really get in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-11-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,998
Posted By Oldebonz
Boxes

Don't think you'll be disappointed with Happy Trails set up.Several sizes available,I have Cascade,held all I needed for 2 week trip to Colorado and back.Convenient,strong,didn't get in the way on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,445
Posted By Oldebonz
Thumbs down Deer

Deal with many in SW Ohio,don't breathe a sigh of relief if you miss one….they usually have others following,usually a bigger Buck during mating season chasing several does.Been there done that thank...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-06-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,409
Posted By Oldebonz
990 A vs R

Bought a 2012 Adventure 1 1/2 yrs ago after trying both. The R version which I really wanted was just too tall for me even though I ride a taller 640 LC4.I just knew I would have many embarrassing...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-06-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,301
Posted By Oldebonz
Orange Devil 37 I'm in Cincinnati ,too.(Ross)...

Orange Devil 37 I'm in Cincinnati ,too.(Ross) Have a 990 Adv,640 LC4,Bultaco Metralla,250 Ducati Mach 1,Honda 350 vintage road racer,Rokon 2WD,contact me at bobmerkel1225@aol.com to BS or ride,etc if...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-03-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,828
Posted By Oldebonz
I have only had great,fast service from them,will...

I have only had great,fast service from them,will definitely order again from them.:wink:
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By Oldebonz
oil leak

My new 990Adv (2012) had ugly leak at 1500 mi. on long trip,kept check on oil and took it back to dealer,proved to be nothing more than a bad sealing ring on cam chain tensioner cover.Covered on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-15-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,569
Posted By Oldebonz
Throttle cables

For what it's worth,KTM Twins has a set of longer cables in their online list of farkle dreams!:lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,506
Posted By Oldebonz
Feel the same way as Rodney on 2nd page,have a...

Feel the same way as Rodney on 2nd page,have a 2012 990 Adv,have about 6,000 miles on it,about 1,000 on dirt roads,gravel in NM and CO.Never was intrusive when I forgot to turn it off on dirt but did...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,868
Posted By Oldebonz
To reinforce; Hot air guns and freezers make...

To reinforce; Hot air guns and freezers make damned near everything easier on motorcycles!:clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-07-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,152
Posted By Oldebonz
Talking Lots of proper info,the Motion Pro really works...

Lots of proper info,the Motion Pro really works for bead breaking,lube,lube,lube,MUST get bead deep into center of rim opposite of where you are levering,put a little air into tube to keep from...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,484
Posted By Oldebonz
Front brake disc

When I roadraced my LC4 with 17"wheels I had a considerably larger diameter rotor that came from KTM,and a different brake caliper mount.It was almost as big as the 17" rim inner diameter! Single...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,694
Posted By Oldebonz
Single or twin?

I have a 2002 LC4,8,000 mi,motor never touched,has been trouble free,11.8" travel,works just as well as a KLR orDR650 on the road,runs circles around them in the dirt,almost as well as the 450's at...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,694
Posted By Oldebonz
I live in Ross,have had and have dual purpose...

I live in Ross,have had and have dual purpose singles,990 Adv. call me if you want,might be able to help! Bob 513-505-2182:1drink
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