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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-12-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3,510
Views: 1,478,789
Posted By midfat
Finally old enough to reach the passenger pegs....

Finally old enough to reach the passenger pegs. "Daddy, let's go to Nevada for five days." http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/13/ru8uryre.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 07-03-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,094
Posted By midfat
I paid $8500 for an '07 back in 2012. 4500 miles,...

I paid $8500 for an '07 back in 2012. 4500 miles, pristine, akra's, canisterecomy, etc. Well sorted. First ride, I dumped it going about 40mph. I got up, dusted myself off, picked up the bike and...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-30-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5,410
Views: 1,672,834
Posted By midfat
Previous owner box framed my rear subframe...

Previous owner box framed my rear subframe preventatively. As I recall, the aluminum used in the subframe is a slightly different mix than what's readily available at most shops. He had to special...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-30-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5,410
Views: 1,672,834
Posted By midfat
I'm running the Rick's Motorsport MOSFET...

I'm running the Rick's Motorsport MOSFET regulator. It has longer wires. My old one never failed but I just liked the idea of a more reliable unit (though there seems to be some debate about that...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-30-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5,410
Views: 1,672,834
Posted By midfat
Black is the new orange! ...

Black is the new orange!
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Forum: Orange Crush 06-29-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By midfat
Same for my 950SE. It's great for a few months,...

Same for my 950SE. It's great for a few months, then start going away pretty quickly. I've never been able to find any hint of a leak. It just seems to have a six month shelf life. Doesn't appear...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By midfat
No evidence of a Raid fairing. I think it was...

No evidence of a Raid fairing. I think it was just chopped for the sake if chopping.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By midfat
Buzy... Problem solved. I sorted through the...

Buzy... Problem solved. I sorted through the wiring diagram and tracked down the leads. PO must have deleted the "Position Lamp" and chopped the wires at the connector. Founds the leads and we're...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By midfat
No problem at all. Thanks!

No problem at all. Thanks!
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By midfat
Any chance you can tell me the color combo of the...

Any chance you can tell me the color combo of the wires that power the bulb? Or, better yet, snap a pic? If I can find the wires in the harness, I'd like to restore them. Seems silly to have a...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By midfat
950SE "Parking Lamp"

Okay, stupid question. My manual says the lower bulb in the OEM headlight is a "Parking Lamp." It doesn't do anything on my bike. Upon further inspection, it's a bulb with no wires. Not sure if this...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-22-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5,410
Views: 1,672,834
Posted By midfat
I've ridden my 950SE thousands of miles and even...

I've ridden my 950SE thousands of miles and even cross-continent, on-road and off. On slab, I would easily hammer out a 600-750 mile day. Off pavement is all dependent upon the route, the road and...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-21-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5,410
Views: 1,672,834
Posted By midfat
I too have a GL tail and tank bag for my SE...

I too have a GL tail and tank bag for my SE (Great Basin and Diablo). Brilliant stuff. Only issue I would bring to your attention is with the tank bag. I learned from experience that the lower...
Forum: Vendors 04-29-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 19,504
Posted By midfat
So, finally got a chance to put some miles on the...

So, finally got a chance to put some miles on the new MX456. I'm simply stunned at how good this helmet is for the money - or any price for that matter. I am fortunate enough to have way more...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-12-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5,410
Views: 1,672,834
Posted By midfat
Only way I know through the base is the main...

Only way I know through the base is the main road. LOTS of signs along the way telling you to not deviate from the main road. My assumption is, if you do deviate from the main road, you're going to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-27-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,646
Posted By midfat
I thought it was a great show, but admittedly,...

I thought it was a great show, but admittedly, I'm biased. The new Progressive School of Rock stage was awesome and brought a whole new atmosphere to the show. It was also great to see (finally!) new...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-18-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,116
Posted By midfat
Spent the last few days here in Orlando. Not sure...

Spent the last few days here in Orlando. Not sure what to think. This is what the outdoor demo area looks like. Shot mid-day today, during consumer hours. You decide....
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,317
Posted By midfat
I rode an R3 touring about 10k miles in 5 weeks....

I rode an R3 touring about 10k miles in 5 weeks. I can tell you without reservation that, were I to go out and buy a "cruiser," it would be a Rocket III. That bike was like a fat gymnast with a drug...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-20-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,033
Posted By midfat
I'm friends with an ex-Dakar racer. Someone who...

I'm friends with an ex-Dakar racer. Someone who raced/worked at KTM at the time of the 950SE release. When I mentioned to him I had acquired a 950SE, he had only one response... "BE CAREFUL."
...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-12-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5,410
Views: 1,672,834
Posted By midfat
The heat was not localized to just the rear tire....

The heat was not localized to just the rear tire. Trust me, other things in my "rear" got even hotter...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-11-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By midfat
Welcome to the forum, and welcome to KTM...

Welcome to the forum, and welcome to KTM ownership. You'll love your 1190 as long as you don't ask anyone if it's as good as a 950 Super Enduro...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-11-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5,410
Views: 1,672,834
Posted By midfat
Flat tire on an LA freeway at the peak of rush...

Flat tire on an LA freeway at the peak of rush hour. That was (NOT!) a fun ride getting across 5 lanes of traffic with an unseated rear tire. This is what you get for running a street tire on a...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-06-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,313
Posted By midfat
I ran a 908 from Southern California to Montana...

I ran a 908 from Southern California to Montana and back, mix of freeway, twisty, dirt and single track. In total, I put 4000 miles on it. When I was done, it was toasted, but worked remarkable...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-29-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,533
Posted By midfat
I have a 950SE. I've commuted to work, crossed...

I have a 950SE. I've commuted to work, crossed the Great West of North America, ridden it on single track that would challenge my 450, even ridden caboose in a parade of Harley Davidsons. I've yet...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-25-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10,315
Views: 2,116,039
Posted By midfat
That looks like an ideal candidate for Dr Bean

That looks like an ideal candidate for Dr Bean
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,354
Posted By midfat
I'd mount a big 'ol Amish Triangle in the back of...

I'd mount a big 'ol Amish Triangle in the back of that bike lest you decide to replace your spinal cord with that nice Fox Shox, and your arse with that aluminum pole... Joking aside, it's pretty...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5,410
Views: 1,672,834
Posted By midfat
Makes me think it would be easier to roll her...

Makes me think it would be easier to roll her over the handlebars and get the wheel on the downhill. I hate it when that happens. Nice pics!
Forum: Orange Crush 08-19-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 994
Posted By midfat
Is there a substantial difference between flood...

Is there a substantial difference between flood damage and laying it over in a river -- and spending the next few hours trying to figure out how to get it out?

Unless t was salt water, just flush...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-19-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By midfat
I run Shorai LFX batteries in both my 950 and my...

I run Shorai LFX batteries in both my 950 and my 450. I did have an issue with a first gen battery failing, but it was replaced without question. I've now been running both for over two years. I...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,212
Posted By midfat
Don't forget you'll need to order an extra heat...

Don't forget you'll need to order an extra heat shield if you're running dual pipes on the 950se. I love the Giant Loop setup.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-16-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By midfat
Second for Dr Bean. Only way to go, IMHO.

Second for Dr Bean. Only way to go, IMHO.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-16-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 278,928
Posted By midfat
rebuilt my WP at 6000 miles. Everything looked...

rebuilt my WP at 6000 miles. Everything looked fine. Shaft showed no wear. I didn't have the milkshake on the clutch cover. I didn't even get the collapsed oil filter. But clickety-clack-smack...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-15-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By midfat
Living in SoCal and working in the powersports...

Living in SoCal and working in the powersports industry, I'm obligated to say that all dealers are awesome. While the dealers already mentioned are great, Del Amo will be your closest major KTM...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-15-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,212
Posted By midfat
Diablo for me. I can't imagine a tank bag any...

Diablo for me. I can't imagine a tank bag any larger. For me, it held just the right amount of gear.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7110/7804106114_71e768eeae_b.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 08-14-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 278,928
Posted By midfat
690 Super Enduro is exact same front fender, but...

690 Super Enduro is exact same front fender, but in black. Bolts up perfectly. I'm running one on my 950SE.

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-950-990-690-enduro-fender-kit Just select "BLACK" in the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-04-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By midfat
What brand/model lights are you running? I can...

What brand/model lights are you running? I can attest to the strength of the Baja Designs Squadron LED. They tear a hole in darkness better than any other light I have run, HID included.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-17-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By midfat
yeah, what he said.

yeah, what he said.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-18-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 73,257
Posted By midfat
When you stand over a sea of GS's, spot a single...

When you stand over a sea of GS's, spot a single orange dot in the mix, and realize just how few leaders there really are in the world.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-13-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5,410
Views: 1,672,834
Posted By midfat
Congrats, and sorry. Speaking from experience,...

Congrats, and sorry. Speaking from experience, you're going to need about $4500 in additional spending money. I see so many farkles in your future.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-09-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By midfat
Maybe my bike is an anomaly, but I had not milky...

Maybe my bike is an anomaly, but I had not milky oil, no wavy pleats on the oil filter and only occasional condensation visible in the sight-glass when the bike was cold. But that didn't stop the...
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