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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-10-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 307,164
Posted By Toddwmac
Good way to get to Portland....thanks for the...

Good way to get to Portland....thanks for the info.

As stated above, nothing challenging but enjoyable. Section 1 has a couple interesting pieces near the snow park but only if you are exceeding...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-08-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 307,164
Posted By Toddwmac
Thanks guys!

Thanks guys!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-08-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 307,164
Posted By Toddwmac
Running sections 3,2,1 tomorrow...any news

Need to head to Portland so decided to take the WABDR vs. I5 :)
planning to run sections 3,2,1 South from Packwood solo tomorrow.
The map I have is a Butler from 3 yrs ago but I pulled recent...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-29-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,918
Posted By Toddwmac
FYI another tubeless thread...

FYI another tubeless thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=274533
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 538,022
Posted By Toddwmac
BMW Frame Rust?

200 miles & 14 months old. Dealer says it is powder coat failure and not covered anymore. Can anyone explain to me how rust coming in from under the powder coat constitutes coat failure and not bad...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 538,022
Posted By Toddwmac
one in my 990, one in my WRR and one in a CRF

one in my 990, one in my WRR and one in a CRF
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 538,022
Posted By Toddwmac
Have 3 now and will add one to my 650 soon.

Have 3 now and will add one to my 650 soon.
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 538,022
Posted By Toddwmac
Frame Rust

Thanks guys...

Popped off the plastic bits and could not find any other signs of rust. Since the corrosion is in 3 different places and not in any kind of direct "spill path" I'm struggling with...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 12,949
Posted By Toddwmac
Great stuff guys....keep it comming!

Great stuff guys....keep it comming!
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 538,022
Posted By Toddwmac
Not had a chance to peel the bodywork. Getting...

Not had a chance to peel the bodywork. Getting into that tomorrow. Not what I was expecting.
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 538,022
Posted By Toddwmac
Should I be seeing frame Rust on a 2013 G650 GS?

Hey Guys, reviewed the thread and I could not find any info on this topic.

I bought my 1st 2 wheel BMW, a 2013 650GS as a dealer demo w/about 200 miles on it a couple weeks ago. It has been in the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-19-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By Toddwmac
Thanks guys! just back and will look into...

Thanks guys! just back and will look into securing or replacing.

T
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By Toddwmac
Front Sprocket eating my chain guide?

Hey guys-

I cracked open my front sprocket to swap my 16T for a 17T and I saw the chain guide chewed up. Is this normal? There does not seem to be any other issues that I can find.

Is this...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 46,429
Views: 9,325,903
Posted By Toddwmac
Sticky/Squeaky brake lever

My trusty WRR sees a lot of dirt and very fine dust up in the mountains and eventually I get what I can only describe as a "sticky" or even "squeaky" feel in the brake lever. It gets to a point where...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-19-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,401
Posted By Toddwmac
Thanks everybody....I'll shoot for an hour (+ 10...

Thanks everybody....I'll shoot for an hour (+ 10 min for beer -thanks for the reminder BigNasty) and work my way towards that elusive 28 minute mark.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-18-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,401
Posted By Toddwmac
1 hour 990 dealer oil change...what am I missing?

Ok, I hate to admit it, but looking at oil change threads like this: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=121458
had me supporting my local dealer while my 08 990 was in warranty.
...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5,220
Views: 984,761
Posted By Toddwmac
Has anyone lowered the CB500X?

I'd love to pull a couple inches off the seat height for my wife. Anyone chopped this thing yet?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-03-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,930
Posted By Toddwmac
I "fought" this problem for the 1st year I had my...

I "fought" this problem for the 1st year I had my 08. For me...I repeat...for me, it was a function of luggage, rear shock adjustment and tire pressure. Someone said in an earlier post something...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,165
Posted By Toddwmac
+1

+1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By Toddwmac
FMF Q4 Repack frequency/indicator help

Any guidance on how often to repack these cans? Are there other rules of thumb...other than "hey mate, your bike is too %^&U loud"

Do I need to use the FMF mats or can I use some of the HD mats...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,667
Posted By Toddwmac
Thanks guys...great stuff. DSM8 ...I agree...

Thanks guys...great stuff.

DSM8 ...I agree and just relocated my beloved M Coupe into the driveway to make room for more work on the big twin. It was like fingernails on a chalkboard every time I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,667
Posted By Toddwmac
No other engine mods....just the pipes. The maps...

No other engine mods....just the pipes. The maps were done at a dealer. I need to take it in pretty soon for one of those low cost KTM oil changes...are there any codes or other things I can ask them...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-21-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,667
Posted By Toddwmac
25MPG on a 990 Adv?

Ok I know I'm not setup for milage, but does this seem right?

I'm getting 25 MPG Highway @ Sea level


16T/45T
TKC/Mefo Explorer
FMF Q4
"high flow" map (per FMF and set by the dealer)...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-21-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,182
Posted By Toddwmac
A sound addition to a KTM garage., campsite or maybe dashboard...

Great sound for a little box and wireless too. Those Goldwings won't have anything on me.

http://store.jawbone.com/store/aliphcom/list/CategoryID.56300000/

Use JAMBOX+1 coupon to get $50 off...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-20-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 27,389
Posted By Toddwmac
Good to hear!

Good to hear!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-13-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,536
Posted By Toddwmac
Dealer no help so I need to dig in and...

Dealer no help so I need to dig in and investigate further. The shaking at engagement is getting worse but still inconsistent. It has gotten to the point where I don't want to ride in traffic. Trails...
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,566
Posted By Toddwmac
If people are concerned about clips but like the...

If people are concerned about clips but like the convenience, why not safety wire (http://www.mcraracing.com/wire.htm) or slilcon? Are there issues with this approach?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-29-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,257
Posted By Toddwmac
Had the dealer claim it (Hinshaws) and KTM did...

Had the dealer claim it (Hinshaws) and KTM did me right with a new tankl. The nice thing... it was 23 months and 3 weeks into my 2 year warenty. :)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 855
Posted By Toddwmac
Today's lesson

What I learnned about my 990 today:
A smaller front sproket + a bigger rear one + lighter exhaust + high flow mapping + taller bars + a clean air filter = more wheelies in unexpected places!!...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By Toddwmac
Thanks guys. It did seem better today. I did...

Thanks guys.
It did seem better today. I did let it come to temp but did not do the 15 min idle thing yet. But then again, I am a more experienced rider today than I was yesterday. :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By Toddwmac
Can new map = oversensative throttle on an 08 990 adv

After putting some some FMF pipes and running a little lean last fall, I finaly had the dealer re-map my 08 990 with the KTM hi flow map, (per the pipe mfgr) It feels great, the 4-5k flat spot is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 27,389
Posted By Toddwmac
Hey CP - Just getting caught up and very glad to...

Hey CP - Just getting caught up and very glad to see things are going well.
Best wishes
T
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-09-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,257
Posted By Toddwmac
Thanks. And to others that helped on my...

Thanks.

And to others that helped on my original tank post last year, thanks. To be honest, I forgot I had asked for some thoughts back then.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-09-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,257
Posted By Toddwmac
08 990 ADV fuel cap leaking

I'm going through my 2nd round of problems with my gas cap assembly leaking around the edges on my 990.
Has anyone seen this problem?

By my rough measurments (precise ones with picts are on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-20-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,507
Posted By Toddwmac
Always kept mine on a charger but have never been...

Always kept mine on a charger but have never been happy or confident with my battery. Multiple starts or anything near freezing and I'm out of luck. I actually carried jumper cables on the bike after...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-11-2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,330
Posted By Toddwmac
Nothing beats the feeling of these beasts...

Nothing beats the feeling of these beasts snorting and clawing up a nasty trail or blasting down a 2 track sliding the rear with a handful of throttle. That being said, getting some decent grip makes...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 86,651
Posted By Toddwmac
Was wondering if any one has wolfman soft bags on...

Was wondering if any one has wolfman soft bags on their 230L

I'm looking for a luggage rack system that will accomodate them.

Thanks
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-09-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,983
Posted By Toddwmac
16/45..... Waaahooo!

Wish I had listend to the voices in the HOW and done it day 1.

Before you type anything.... I don't ride this bike for gas milage or top speed. I ride it because it is a f$%^&n blast!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-07-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 493
Posted By Toddwmac
Are you Running a 08 990/ABS with a FuzeBlock FZ 1?

Trying to come up with a workable location to install a FZ1. Anyone got one on an 08 with ABS?
Thanks
Soggy in Seattle
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-07-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 65,934
Posted By Toddwmac
The wife had so much fun on the back she wanted...

The wife had so much fun on the back she wanted one for herself. Of course I needed somethig little as well...
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