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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-21-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,875
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
The turn where I think this happened has claimed...

The turn where I think this happened has claimed two people now that I know of......last turn coming out of the pass heading west, decreasing radius rt hander. If I'm correct, crash marks suggest he...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-10-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 19,479
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
ooh, cutting reply. What's next, "I know you are,...

ooh, cutting reply. What's next, "I know you are, but what am I". jeez.
Hear me now, listen later.......if someone is willing to run from the cops they have forfeited their rights to "reasonable...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-09-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 19,479
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
let's see.....2am, in excess of 100mph, not only...

let's see.....2am, in excess of 100mph, not only tried to ditch the law, but decided to "run" and your commenting on use of excessive force? Reading posts like this in this tread makes me wonder who...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,422
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
I really like the right forearm pocket on my...

I really like the right forearm pocket on my Roadcrafter jacket. Keep a rag/paper towel in there for shield cleaning. Also very handy in wet conditions. Easy to reach over w/ left hand and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-02-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 19,479
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
sour, your post supports my assumption that...

sour,
your post supports my assumption that people, probably "young" people, seem to not take into account the events leading up to the accused "excessive force" claims. I would like to understand...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-01-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 19,479
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
This reads like a bunch of high schoolers who are...

This reads like a bunch of high schoolers who are protesting "against the man" for the first time. The distrust and slandering of law enforcement in this post is based solely on the account of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-30-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 19,479
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
Hate on me all you want, but think about...

Hate on me all you want, but think about this.....OP only knows what occurred at the moment bumper-tag started. It's quite possible, based on the description of events by the OP (saturation patrol,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-30-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 19,479
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
sounds like a bunch of squidly's out for a ride,...

sounds like a bunch of squidly's out for a ride, things went bad and now they are crying police brutality. Our victim society at its best. Note to folks, the world doesnot work on your sliding scale...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-17-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
Excellent work! Can you do this on MC helmets?

Excellent work!
Can you do this on MC helmets?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-13-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,184
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
broken leg not good, ouch. As for the statement...

broken leg not good, ouch. As for the statement "wrong place..." according to the post he was passing on a bind corner. Stupid and reckless move. A motorcyclist has to be thinking about safety every...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-12-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,633
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
Having seen people come and go after giving...

Having seen people come and go after giving Colorado a shot, it often seems that the people who end up living here do so because of lifestyle and not work potential/job satisfaction. If you come for...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-08-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 194,589
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
I guess you are not familiar with the 990 line...

I guess you are not familiar with the 990 line where the same issues that appeared on the first edition appeared on the last one some ten years later. Now that KTM is trying to go bigtime more first...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-03-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
if not dead-set on Ouray, Taylor Res area is...

if not dead-set on Ouray, Taylor Res area is really good for camping and riding.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-26-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 41,862
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
The true KTM dirt bikes (530 down) are top-notch...

The true KTM dirt bikes (530 down) are top-notch IMO. Unfortunately the company is not so good at running a big-bore bike shop. 990R was possibly the best adv platform ever made, yet even at the last...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-16-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 41,862
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
This post says it all about the direction of KTM...

This post says it all about the direction of KTM "Adventure" bikes......still poorly designed and look at how many of you seek cruise. Cruise control for an adventure bike? If so, then you don't need...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-30-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,379
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
the best spare parts you should take is a...

the best spare parts you should take is a completely different bike. Big-bore KTM's are really unreliable if you have not noticed. Why-o-why do folks keep buying such a disappointing bike? Best thing...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 17,705
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
What ever you do, do not buy a big-bore KTM...

What ever you do, do not buy a big-bore KTM adventure bike. Nothing better when running but far too often they are not. If you are into gasing and riding and not spending hours fixing poor European...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,919
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
I've made my share of stupid comments on this...

I've made my share of stupid comments on this site, even mistakenly called out one of the most dedicated riders here as being a poser (hi Donnie!), but Chuckracer is out of bounds on his comment and...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-22-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,939
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
Well said and exactly how I felt about my '12...

Well said and exactly how I felt about my '12 990R experience.
OP, don't buy one. If people keep buying sub-standard product, KTM will continue to sell sub-standard product........look at the 990...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-20-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 194,589
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
Time to surface again and proclaim what a piece...

Time to surface again and proclaim what a piece of crap big-bore KTM's are.
I sure got suckered on my purchase of a '12r and sorry (but happy in a sick way) that the "new" bike is no better. When...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-04-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,635
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
You might be joking, but "Frank" disclosing such...

You might be joking, but "Frank" disclosing such information about potential customers is enough to keep me clear of Ronnie's. If you are joking, I suggest posting an appolygy to Frank and a full...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-05-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 194,589
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
As long as KTM loyalists (and suckers like me)...

As long as KTM loyalists (and suckers like me) continue to buy not ready for primetime big-bore KTM motorcycles they will continue to release products that are not ready for market. It is said that...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-15-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
welcome powersadv! Nothing beats a motorcycle...

welcome powersadv!
Nothing beats a motorcycle adventure. Just some things to concider...


You might need to adjust estimated mileage for day two. The ride from CS to Moab that you have...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-23-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,506
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
Don't buy a new 2014 1190. Wait about ten years...

Don't buy a new 2014 1190. Wait about ten years for the company to work the bugs out of the new bike, like they did with the 990:rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-09-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,371
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
Not surprised to see KTM still adhering to their...

Not surprised to see KTM still adhering to their standards of excellence in materials and design. Shoot, look at he 990 line. Many of the same issues that originated in the first run appear in the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-09-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,308
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
Please explain, I'm liking the Lynx but would...

Please explain, I'm liking the Lynx but would like to know why you think it is less durable than the other one.

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-07-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,537
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
Before spending $1000's on unnecessary goodies I...

Before spending $1000's on unnecessary goodies I would suggest...

Full tool kit
Shop manual
Water pump
Clutch SC
Fuel pump(s)
Fuel filters
Speed sensor cable
SPOT
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-01-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,545
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
Pretty fired-up about that windscreen huh? ...

Pretty fired-up about that windscreen huh?
Because you have no issues does not mean it's a good or optimal design.
I see a lot of pictures on this site of 990's that have after market windscreens...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-30-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
Might want to verify that it did not sustain...

Might want to verify that it did not sustain flood damage from the heavy rains.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-25-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,645
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
Since you asked....:D If you are mechanically...

Since you asked....:D
If you are mechanically adept and like working on bikes, get it. If not, don't.
If I had a do-over and still wanted a 990 (knowing what I know now) I would buy a used one that...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-24-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
Try this perhaps?... Day 1 (Long ride) Vail...

Try this perhaps?...
Day 1 (Long ride)
Vail to Carbondale.
Carbondale to Hotchkiss.
Hotchkiss to Blue Mesa Res dam.
Dam to Montrose.
Montrose to Naturita (across mountain). DIRT
Naturita to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-07-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,409
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
I will not stop until I feel satisfied in my...

I will not stop until I feel satisfied in my bitching. It's been less than a month and maybe 4-5 posts. By your agitation, I guess the truth hurts. Maybe if more KTM990 owners raised a stink 5-7...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-06-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,409
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
Although undocumented and made up by me, you are...

Although undocumented and made up by me, you are entering "Stage Two" KTM ownership.

Stage One = Total bliss. Euphoria.
Stage Two = Discovery. Reality. Commitment.
Stage Three = Invest. Repair....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-06-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,368
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
You mean center stand? On the 990 I used to own I...

You mean center stand? On the 990 I used to own I asked the dealer about the stand not retracting "automatically". He mentioned it was supposed to be that way and not to lube it. Said lubing may...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-05-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
Denver is easy enough to get around that you can...

Denver is easy enough to get around that you can visit all of the bigger shops and really search for what you are hoping to find in a single day. Although hit-n-miss at times, Fay Myers Honda has a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-31-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,116
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
"fear"has nothing to do with my issue, unless you...

"fear"has nothing to do with my issue, unless you call fear as being out in the backcountry having a great time riding late in the afternoon, say 3:30pm and deciding to head back to camp "now"...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-31-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,116
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
You might be on to something because I had the...

You might be on to something because I had the 10k service done just before warranty expired in April. Most comments are accurate that I probably pulled the trigger to quick to end our relationship,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-30-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,116
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
Never said the bike was not incredible. F'in...

Never said the bike was not incredible. F'in loved the thing. Just not all that excited about taking an adventure bike into the wild not knowing if it will get me home. The 990r could not accomplish...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-30-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,116
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
Damn tootin' about a Japanese bike. Would have...

Damn tootin' about a Japanese bike. Would have bought a Honda adventure in a New York minute had they made something comparable to the 990r. Again, go back and read my talking points. Friggin' crazy...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-30-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,116
Posted By ColoradoBigfoot
First issue May 2012, speed sensor cable around...

First issue May 2012, speed sensor cable around 400 miles. Speedo went crazy and would go from 0-112mph while I putted along in 1st gear. This also impacted my tripmeter and odometer to where I had...
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