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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-03-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,673
Posted By Axe_Edge
I met these Kiwis in Baja, back in March. They...

I met these Kiwis in Baja, back in March. They shipped their 990 to Chile, rode south to Ushuia, headed north, toured the US, Canada, etc... They know something about riding two up comfort! Nice...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-28-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,463
Posted By Axe_Edge
I remember seeing a photo of cjracer's bike with...

I remember seeing a photo of cjracer's bike with a winch installed.



Hmm, she must be big enough for the bike to need a winch. I prefer to ride two up with my hottie wench. She is strong...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-19-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By Axe_Edge
How many miles do you expect to get out of the...

How many miles do you expect to get out of the Trail Attack? Just wondering.

Every time I think about changing from the TKC 80 front tire, that dang tire impresses the hell out of me. It does...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 80,419
Posted By Axe_Edge
Everytime you walk through the garage you smirk...

Everytime you walk through the garage you smirk and give the Katoom a double pat...

...Dang it! Now I've Got to wash the dirt off of my hand, again!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-25-2010, 01:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,924
Posted By Axe_Edge
Hey JC! You have a sweet lookin' bike. Great...

Hey JC! You have a sweet lookin' bike. Great ride this weekend!

Not 30, but almost. I related I run 28. Baja will eat up a stock rim if you run much less than 28. No problem in the deep sand...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-25-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By Axe_Edge
White? For how long? I remember it being very...

White? For how long? I remember it being very brown. Great job getting that thing out where it should be, as soon as possible. Even still paper plated! Now show us a couple of pics (I'll be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-24-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By Axe_Edge
......while being blinded by the snowfall! Yep,...

......while being blinded by the snowfall! Yep, it snowed on us in those coastal CA mountains (in late May :scratch ).

He had to stop to wait his turn at a water crossing. Wish I had the photo...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,337
Posted By Axe_Edge
Some Kiwi's did a major ride.

I just met these two Kiwi's (husband/wife team) while I was in Baja. They flew their 990 ADV to Chile, went south, and are now headed to Alaska. Very nice people and had a great dinner with them. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-01-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19,138
Views: 7,863,479
Posted By Axe_Edge
Baja is still green.

http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp317/Axe_Edge/posts/P2190147_2.jpg

Which one had an easier time with this "road"?

http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp317/Axe_Edge/posts/P2200401_2.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-06-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,420
Posted By Axe_Edge
I like my HB bars. They've scraped/bounced (bike...

I like my HB bars. They've scraped/bounced (bike staying vertical :D ) off of many narrow granite lined paths on the Rubicon. At times, a planned bounce off of a granite rock/wall is needed to get...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-20-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,064
Posted By Axe_Edge
My bead breaker has an orange colored "KTM" mark...

My bead breaker has an orange colored "KTM" mark on it. I use the side stand. Works every time.

Cheers :1drink
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-19-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,064
Posted By Axe_Edge
I carry two 8" levers and one 11" lever in one of...

I carry two 8" levers and one 11" lever in one of my Dirtbagz. I'm always eyeing the slot under the seat (possibly for 6" levers). Has anyone used the smaller levers that fit under the seat?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-17-2009, 01:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,972
Posted By Axe_Edge
:lol3 Ok. I'll start carrying a small 2...

:lol3

Ok. I'll start carrying a small 2 stroke oil bottle stuffed inside one of the fairing panels.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-16-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,972
Posted By Axe_Edge
You pass the GSA rider and lie in wait. When he...

You pass the GSA rider and lie in wait. When he gets stuck or gives up on the trail, you take his gas.

One problem, though. Everyone knows you can't kill a zombie with a gun. You have to do it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-10-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By Axe_Edge
How do they run the lines on the non-canister UK...

How do they run the lines on the non-canister UK bikes? Are the vent lines just run straight down?

(Guess I should check The How)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-07-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3,041
Views: 777,538
Posted By Axe_Edge
But it helps the cause.

Doesn't buying the stickers help fund this excellent site? It may be convenient to make them, but I'd recomend giving a little :freaky

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=257578

...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 794,221
Posted By Axe_Edge
It matches the shiney white ADV sticker :D . I've...

It matches the shiney white ADV sticker :D . I've never been in Guerrero Negro when it wasn't foggy, cloudy, or rainy. Looks good.

It's late. Now go pass out.


"Hey soldier, do you know...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 794,221
Posted By Axe_Edge
Simply, awesome. Also, I noticed the shiney...

Simply, awesome.

Also, I noticed the shiney white lid.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-23-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,452
Posted By Axe_Edge
Hmm, I'm probably remembering wrong, but when I...

Hmm, I'm probably remembering wrong, but when I got the 150 it wasn't much more. I agree on the 140's smaller knobbies. If I knew that I'd do as much dirt as I did, I would have gotten the 140. On...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-22-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,452
Posted By Axe_Edge
150

I spooned on new TKC 80s before rolling into Baja the next day. Went with the 150. I really liked it. It is a very good tire for slab, dirt, rock, and I had no problems in the sand. It rained for the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,585
Posted By Axe_Edge
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2009, 04:06 AM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 794,221
Posted By Axe_Edge
:super Awesome. I've been waiting for you...

:super

Awesome. I've been waiting for you to get this RR started.

I couldn't stop laughing when I read Tricepilot's "No fumar Español" statement a few days ago.

I'm glad you chose the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-22-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By Axe_Edge
You rechecked the left side to make sure it is...

You rechecked the left side to make sure it is open? If closed it won't let the right side gas in.

Edit: I just realized you have a 950. I'm not sure how those are plumbed. The gas pump is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-17-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,599
Posted By Axe_Edge
You have to get this beautiful pig going

Without air, if you can get the bike above 40 MPH, centrifugal force will cause the tire to become round and to stand up. I usually get to about 50-55 mph immediately after stuffing a ton of air into...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-16-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By Axe_Edge
I've been watching this thread

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=430078&page=9
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-16-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,246
Posted By Axe_Edge
Wolfman Explorer Lite

The right size for off road and still being able to take more than your wallet. Holds a couple of good meals, trail mix, extra water, irons, spare tube, and extra maps without a problem. I can get...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-14-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19,138
Views: 7,863,479
Posted By Axe_Edge
hours ago

http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp317/Axe_Edge/posts/DSCN1955-1.jpg

http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp317/Axe_Edge/posts/DSCN1959.jpg
Forum: Vendors 08-09-2009, 01:48 AM
Replies: 432
Views: 96,658
Posted By Axe_Edge
+1

I need the tank so I can have an extra gallon of gas. I figure I can carry the last extra gallon to gradually pay back all of the Baja ranchers who've helped me out in a pinch :lol3

The 2-1 pipe...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-06-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19,138
Views: 7,863,479
Posted By Axe_Edge
2 days ago, Near Downieville, CA

Great day for a 10 hour ride!

First, butt end at Saddle Back Fire Look Out

http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp317/Axe_Edge/DownieAug09/DSCN1821.jpg

Southeast of Downieville
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-30-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,135
Posted By Axe_Edge
I miss typed

I miss typed :D , i meant more gas and mpg for the klr. oops.

BobbySands, yes, I mean Wings exhaust. The weight loss is no joke. When I move the oem cans around in my garage I can't believe how...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-30-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,135
Posted By Axe_Edge
Hmmm. When I went to 2-1 with a Wings, my 990S...

Hmmm. When I went to 2-1 with a Wings, my 990S dropped about 20 lbs. Now you're looking at only a 30 lbs difference with almost 3X the hp :evil. Wet, the 990 carries more fuel so will widen the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,135
Posted By Axe_Edge
Hey everybody! Meg Ryan and Sophia are holding hands over there!

(Rydale, now that we're looking away and won't notice, go make a post in Thumpers. Maybe you'll find someone over there that went from 990/950 to KLR and will give you the real scoop. Hopefully it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2009, 05:38 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,135
Posted By Axe_Edge
Regarding the rings. In 2008, Kawi put in a new...

Regarding the rings. In 2008, Kawi put in a new part number. The new rings were too "floppy". They knew about the problem of oil getting by at high/constant rpms, but they wouldn't acknowedge it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,135
Posted By Axe_Edge
I rode my 2008 990S all through Baja for 2 1/2...

I rode my 2008 990S all through Baja for 2 1/2 weeks. Only mod I made that I don't think I could do without was the Scott's/BRP package. Oh, I could have done it, but the bike is sooo sweet with...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-28-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,867
Posted By Axe_Edge
DeBandi

DeBandi, Just to confirm, those MeFOs are the explorer, not the super explorer. I'm thinking about getting the explorers for the long trips with large slab sections, but lots dirt, too. I think the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-24-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,196
Posted By Axe_Edge
The jerkiness is a concern when it comes to...

The jerkiness is a concern when it comes to wanting/needing better throttle control at certain RPMs. Sometimes the optimal RPM needed (especially in rock gardens, shale, tecknical trails or...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-23-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,196
Posted By Axe_Edge
G2 (400) and 16T made a difference

Having the 16T is kind of cheating. Even with the G2, the snatchy end of the throttle is still there. In essence, a 16T CS sprocket allows the motor to pull a shorter length of the chain during a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-17-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,996
Posted By Axe_Edge
After having many, many bikes...

...all classes and types. I have over 800,000 miles in the saddle.

My favorite bikes:

#1 2008 990S
#2 2008 990S before I got the Scott's dampner, G2 (400), 16T
#3 1969 Trail 90 (still...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,384
Posted By Axe_Edge
Slime pump sets beads fine

+1 Slime pump

Small and remains under my 990 seat. I use it to change tires. It airs the tires up at a nice speed, making it easy to keep the rim centered on the tire. There is a trick. Under the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-06-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,495
Posted By Axe_Edge
A 2008 990S high fender mod.

Here is a link to a pdf listed in my "favorites" folder. Maybe its will help someone. It's seems to be welldone and has part numbers.
...
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