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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-14-2006, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,283
Posted By Goldhelocks
Thumb The need for a remote volume control is one of...

The need for a remote volume control is one of the reasons I put a "mini-amp" in my system from "Electric Avenues." Gary (at EA) makes some of the best Audiophile quality mini amps in the world for a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-14-2006, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,283
Posted By Goldhelocks
Big Blue - If you disconnect your helmet cable it...

Big Blue - If you disconnect your helmet cable it should turn off the Autocom and the Kenwood automatically, as that cable must be connected to the helmet plug to complete the "on" circuit. So, you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-14-2006, 01:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,782
Posted By Goldhelocks
Talking GS or FUN?

I agree with what has been writtten. Given that I briefly had both bikes for a short time, I can confirm that both are great bikes HOWEVER.... after buying the KTM I found I gravitated to the 950...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-14-2006, 01:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,283
Posted By Goldhelocks
Switched Acc

I have the same set up... Kenwood with Autocom.... the setup pulls VERY LITTLE juice - somewhere in the neighborhood of only 2-3 watts. Should be able to wire it into the switched line even with the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-10-2006, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By Goldhelocks
16t - Two Thumbs Up!

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I too just switched to the 16T front sprocket. I agree, should be considered mandatory. Cheap (Got my dealer to sell me the sprocket and install it for just $28.00. BIG difference down...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-09-2006, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,867
Posted By Goldhelocks
Protectant

When I use my tank bag, or my Rev seat pack, I use clear contact paper (the kind used to line kitchen shelves or cover book covers) to cover any areas where the packs touch painted bodywork. I used a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-22-2006, 10:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,847
Posted By Goldhelocks
Just a clank thing

As I said in another post, I've been down this road twice on the same bike (I have two 950s). (That clanking things sounds great huh? First time was like... "What the hell was that!") Been told that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-19-2006, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By Goldhelocks
Cover

I use this one (see link below). Had it a little over a year and it is still going strong, and it's cheap! We have 110 degree days here and although I will admit I see some sun damage starting to set...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-12-2006, 03:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,550
Posted By Goldhelocks
This Sunday?

Call me whoooped, but even I don't have the guts to go on a group ride on Mother's Day. Gotta keep the wife happy just to have the 950! Haha :baldy

Goldhelocks
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-11-2006, 01:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,757
Posted By Goldhelocks
Try Rev-pack

I just purchased an "Excursion pack" (VERY LARGE SEAT PACK for back of seat) for my 950 and I can't believe the quality of the pack! I use it with the same KTM tail bag shown in the pics above. But I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-11-2006, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By Goldhelocks
Stalling?

Humm stalling huh? Did you put the kickstand up? Took me a time or two to figure out that there was a kill switch that engaged when you let out the cluch when the kickstand is down. (Rookie mistake...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-11-2006, 01:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,049
Posted By Goldhelocks
Magnets? Naw

I'm not going to use magnets.... I'm going to use my canisters (one on each side) to weigh down the tank bag after my cansisterectomy. I figure KTM put them there for some reason... How considerate...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-07-2006, 12:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,309
Posted By Goldhelocks
Wheeeelieeeeeee!

I was able to pop 1st gear wheelies with the stock 17t front sprocket. When I changed to the 16t, the bike just loves to wheelie off the start, are are much more controlled, and very predictable....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-06-2006, 10:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,550
Posted By Goldhelocks
Bay Area Ride - Just do it!

We'd love to do it (My son and I)!. Not that it should be scheduled around us, but we can do it as long as it is NOT Memorial Weekend, or the last weekend in June (Getting ready for a 14 day, Western...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-05-2006, 10:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,550
Posted By Goldhelocks
I'd like to join in the fun

I'm down in Fresno, but would love to do a ride sometime. I could come up on a Friday night, and meet up with you on Saturday morning. My son (a 950 rider as well) lives in Vacaville, I could also...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-05-2006, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 969
Posted By Goldhelocks
Thanks for the information folks, I just received...

Thanks for the information folks, I just received my Dualstar kit and I'm installing it this weekend. I purchased the heat shrink tubing for the left side bar given that I figured I needed the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-04-2006, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,739
Posted By Goldhelocks
Oh, stop... it's hurts! I come on to Advrider to...

Oh, stop... it's hurts! I come on to Advrider to steal a few moments of bliss and sanity at work and I have to run into this! Now I can't stop laughing and my sides hurt! Thanks a lot! Have you no...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-28-2006, 12:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,339
Posted By Goldhelocks
I have a friend that has them, I almost bought...

I have a friend that has them, I almost bought his, but decided that his cost was so close to new, that I would just buy new...then decided to go with soft (if I can find mounts). I've had his on my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-26-2006, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,339
Posted By Goldhelocks
KTM 950 vs. Soft Luggage = "Meltdown?"

Ok, I've thought about it a lot. Given the number of times I will use bags (Three or four times a year), and given the need to have them when I do need them, and the cost (x 2 950 adventures), I've...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-26-2006, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,057
Posted By Goldhelocks
FREEBEES? I'm always in!

I'll take one! I'll PM you with the address! Thanks! Best darn public forum on the planet! Now if this was that other three letter forum you'd be charging everyone for the "space age pen" that would...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2006, 12:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,688
Posted By Goldhelocks
I think you are right

I have no doubt you are right on that front. I plan on doing my wiring project that I talked about in the thread and doing the surgery at the same time. I just wish I knew about it when I got...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-20-2006, 10:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,289
Posted By Goldhelocks
Oh come on!

First off Jim, I agree with the other poster... This guy asked if it was "possible" to start with it. It is. I never claimed that my wife was thrashing it on a "trail with gear." I never said she...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-20-2006, 09:46 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 55,640
Posted By Goldhelocks
Not to mention....

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Not to mention that the European market can sort out most of the glitches then bring it here and sell gen II products! As for me.... For the moment, I'm thrilled with my 05.5 950....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-20-2006, 09:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,688
Posted By Goldhelocks
Shazam! What a coincidence!

Just tonight I was "investigating" a future electrical project (addition of a Centech fuse panel) and dropped the bash plate to access and evaluate a possible wire run from the battery. When what did...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-19-2006, 09:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,289
Posted By Goldhelocks
Noobie

My wife just learned to ride for the very first time. We both bought new 950s last summer and right out of the box she has done perfectly fine! As long as you are patient and careful, you will be ok....
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2006, 12:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,366
Posted By Goldhelocks
I love this one!

I just bought this one and love it. Light, uses very popular canisters which are available in a variety of sizes. VERY BRIGHT! AND IT IS ON SALE! Read the description at the site below....

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Forum: Equipment 04-17-2006, 11:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,963
Posted By Goldhelocks
Bike to Bike

We have Autocom mixers with Kenwood 3101 radios. I tried a lot of other brands and found this to be the best for our use. Look in other areas of "equipment" forum as there are a couple of other...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-17-2006, 11:09 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 47,061
Posted By Goldhelocks
We're In! Well, sort of....

My son and I are in about 95%. Just trying figure in the absence from work. But two here from California!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-16-2006, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 916
Posted By Goldhelocks
US version of 990h

This is covered in another tread in more detail, but I believe that the latest estimate is 2007.5. Price (according to that thread) is about $16,000.

Goldhelocks
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-14-2006, 12:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,178
Posted By Goldhelocks
Awe, yes, but "the wheels on the bike go round...

Awe, yes, but "the wheels on the bike go round and round, round and round, round and round...." Is that why you used pi? Geeze, prime numbers, now pi.... and I was never very good at math! As...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-13-2006, 07:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,178
Posted By Goldhelocks
Prime or not prime, that is the question?

Wow, I actually understand the prime tooth issue (almost thought I had a "whoosh" episode there). But it does make sense.... Now the big question.... Should I care? Seems like although it would make...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-13-2006, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,738
Posted By Goldhelocks
TKCs?

What is the expected milage life @ 80/20 asphalt/dirt of the TKCs? I've always loved the tread design, but have flinched due to poor milage expectations of this tire. Has anyone had an experience...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2006, 08:43 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 47,061
Posted By Goldhelocks
Fee

Ok, does anyone know what you get with your $125 fee? I'm assuming that that is just for the the right to particpate and doesn't include the lodging etc.? So, what is the $125 for?

Goldhelocks
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2006, 08:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,178
Posted By Goldhelocks
Sweet 16

I just changed my 17t stocker to 16t and would highly recommend it. Cheap low end power! The bike just seems to handle better, better low end acceleration, the bike is MUCH more responsive in the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-29-2006, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,513
Posted By Goldhelocks
Welcome to my world

Welcome to my world! I'm on my second replacement starter clutch! Sounds terrible doesn't it? If your katoom is under warrantee, they will cover this. I've never been stranded, just embarrassed...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2006, 10:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,986
Posted By Goldhelocks
********* All measurements are from bottom...

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All measurements are from bottom of sole to top of boot.

Military boots = 6.5 inches. The Field Armor boots = 9.25 inches. My alpine stars = 12 inches.

The Field Armor do NOT...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2006, 09:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,759
Posted By Goldhelocks
"fog city?" What the heck is "a fog...

"fog city?" What the heck is "a fog city?"
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2006, 09:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,595
Posted By Goldhelocks
Speed Kills?

I wonder how fast he was going? What is your road rash rating? I figure 40 mph.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2006, 09:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,595
Posted By Goldhelocks
Humm

Don't know which looks worse.... The guy's butt, the guy's butt (Pants), or the guy's butt (taillight). My vote goes to the taillight, as it costs the most to repair. OUCH!
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2006, 11:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,759
Posted By Goldhelocks
I "flip" for the XD

No sweat! I flip mine up and down easily with my winter gloved hand (we are talking heavy gloves!). Very easy using the left sided shield tab. That's one thing I LOVE about the XD... lots of...
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