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Forum: Equipment 02-20-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By becket
Waiting on the shop to re-stock my size (not...

Waiting on the shop to re-stock my size (not buying this online) to support my local shop's owners and town's economy, then I will post pics when its in my grubby little mitts ;). Pic on the Vansons...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-17-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By becket
Thanks for the info!

Thanks for the info!
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-17-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By becket
Catalytic converter heat f800gs?

Does the muffler on the f800gs heat up to sun-like temps like the Adventure ktm model, with the catalytic converter still attatched; and is the converter in the muffler, or in the pipe on the Beemer?...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By becket
Great hot weather jacket (to me)

I tried on a Vanson Leathers "Vent-Max 3" today (no affiliation), and it is just what I have been hunting for. No liner, just thick mesh, good zipper, with armor in the shoulders, elbows, and...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,340
Posted By becket
Excellent, thanks! Gonna try one this summer. ...

Excellent, thanks! Gonna try one this summer. Seems easy enough just to recharge(soak) it wherever I end up, too!
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,340
Posted By becket
Evaporative and ice-pak Cooling vests

Anyone tried evaporative or ice-pak vests in 90+-degree F,
high 70%+ humidity conditions (summer in Florida, etc.)? I understand they work better in the dry west. Opinions from actual users; and is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,497
Posted By becket
Neuropathy?

Ask your doc about Neuropathy. I have nerve damage from it and continual knee and foot pain, sometimes very bad. Some nerves are numb, some hyperexcited, some just tingly. Weather fronts get me bad...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-08-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By becket
That came out great; did you use paint specially...

That came out great; did you use paint specially made for painting plastics?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-07-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By becket
Do a search, there is a post or thread about...

Do a search, there is a post or thread about differences of the bikes from year to year. I believe they had most all the issues worked out by the 08' bikes, sans the stalling, which may be one of...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,325
Posted By becket
Hey Dirk Squarejaw, that was sum funny chit, yo! ...

Hey Dirk Squarejaw, that was sum funny chit, yo!

:rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-05-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 437,503
Posted By becket
Anyone tried this Laminar Lip? ...

Anyone tried this Laminar Lip?

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcy/1020001772.html
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-04-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,907
Posted By becket
Pics, Black Bear?

Pics, Black Bear?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,000
Posted By becket
That answers any seat height Q for anyone right...

That answers any seat height Q for anyone right there. Anyone w/a 26" or better inseam HAVE AT IT!! I too like the Aprilla, and it has the chick-magnet looks for sure; I would hate to see the wait on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,000
Posted By becket
Cie, any pics of you (or anybody w/ around 30"...

Cie, any pics of you (or anybody w/ around 30" inseam) stradling the Adventure, to get rid of the height issue Q, that I and many shorter newbies to tall bikes ask when they first start posting, and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By becket
I can only go by other carbed bikes I have had (...

I can only go by other carbed bikes I have had ( Harleys with Keihin cv carbs) .I don't know if the carbs are independent of each other, so each head has a carb. Either way, sounds like you have a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By becket
Looks like buy-and-ship for many then, too bad...

Looks like buy-and-ship for many then, too bad...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By becket
Dang whippersnapper! :lol3 I am not fond of...

Dang whippersnapper! :lol3
I am not fond of the white either, but a quick black (or orange, if you prefer) paint spritz on the fender and panels would be petty easy.


As a performance aside,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By becket
thanks Mookymoo, ...

thanks Mookymoo,
www.thanksforhelpingmylazyass.com (http://www.thanksforhelpingmylazyass.com)


edit: HA-HA-HA I just googled that address and the first thing to pop up was "Government Grants"...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,094
Posted By becket
My bad Chipper, thanks; I was thinking of the...

My bad Chipper, thanks; I was thinking of the bike show event site, and my brain farted.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,377
Posted By becket
2009 990-A and 990-R test here

A very short piece re: the new bikes:

http://www.superbike.co.uk/news/KTM_2009_Adventure_and_Adventure_R_test_ride_report_news_275115.html
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By becket
990 R in black

Word from a salesman at the ktm dealer in Daytona Beach, after he checked his 2009 new bikes specs, said over the phone that he saw the 990-R will be offered in solid black ! He did not see that for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By becket
What is 'Waterwetter please?

What is 'Waterwetter please?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,094
Posted By becket
Yup, she emailed and told me the same thing. They...

Yup, she emailed and told me the same thing. They are hosting the bike show in NE Ohio at the IX center in Cleveland this weekend, and those of you in the area could ask them about any spec/ exact...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-27-2009, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,094
Posted By becket
2009 Adventure R in Cycletrader online?

Pic shows a SE I think, but description is all new 990 R; $15,408. Mistake? Bait-and-switch? Dunno...

http://www.cycletrader.com/find/listing/2009-KTM-990-ADVENTURE---R-94288923

I e-mailed...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 141,261
Posted By becket
Back-in-Black?

Any word on color choices other than we have seen here? Like solid black, or other previous year's choices?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-24-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,197
Posted By becket
Trent at Atomic Customs

Call Trent at Atomic Customs, number is online, or he is over at ktm-talk (and here?), and also Jockey Journal under "Trent". He builds all bikes, great rep, and rides ktm amoung many. He can do it,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 141,261
Posted By becket
2009 990-R and 990-A specs: ...

2009 990-R and 990-A specs:
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za

Click the "specs" link at upper left.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By becket
Thanks

Thanks, interesting; I wonder if anyone liking the look, but not wanting the extra inch 'stand-over" with the x-tra tall Dakar S, has just put those panels on their stock 950/990? I haven't seen a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2009, 12:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By becket
Blue 950-S Dakar panels on 950 Adventure

Will all the 950-S Dakar blue body panels fit/replace a regular 950 Adventure's panels? Just wondering if they are different somehow, or if its just the "blue-bling" factor...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,056
Posted By becket
Thanks, but I meant what if the original owner...

Thanks, but I meant what if the original owner "broke it in" balls out all the time, thus perhaps not seating the rings right; or does KTM break the engine in most of the way? Proper ring seating...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,056
Posted By becket
Thanks; and no worries for used bikes?

Thanks all; does that include used purchases? Not really a worry about how it was broken in by the first owner? I know a few feel a break in should be balls to the wall, only reason for the question.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-18-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,056
Posted By becket
Synthetic oil break in bad?

I read ktm engines come from the dealers with synthetic oil. I understand that isn't too good for break-in (too slick, can't seat rings right and even out the crosshatching in the bores). Should it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,802
Posted By becket
More pics may be a help?

If it isn't too much of a hassle, how about pics of you on the particular bike you all are describing, if possible? It may help us shorter riders(UNDER 5'/10" or so) get an idea of how it could be...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By becket
Thumb Thanks

Thanks; and I guess if no 990 sm for 08' AND 09' here, 2010 would be a loooong wait for nothing. And I guess overseas dealers can't ship new bikes over to a private citizen here? I know the U.S....
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 28,934
Posted By becket
It would be interesting to read about a...

It would be interesting to read about a side-by-side with the 950 SM. Dorsoduro is 10-lbs. lighter, but gives up about 10 ft-lbs. of torque, and around 5-6 hp. Wonder how it would fare against the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By becket
Any diff. in 07' - 08' 950SM ?

Any difference really other than price in the 07' or 08' 950 Supermoto? Word out is NO 950 or 990 this year in the USA, too bad for someone interested in a new SM; looks like U gotta go retro.....
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,787
Posted By becket
No 09' 990 or 950 Supermoto in USA!

Official word now is NO 09' Supermoto in 990 or 950 to be made available in the USA, bummer. Headin' for the 07' I guess...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,787
Posted By becket
Well shoot, I just won't plan on stopping; no...

Well shoot, I just won't plan on stopping; no more problem:lol3 . It would be allright to get used to with boots on. If I can get this bike I'd get on it with a stepladder if i had too. Corbin's gel...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,787
Posted By becket
Thanks to you both! I have a 29.5"-30" inseam as...

Thanks to you both! I have a 29.5"-30" inseam as well. Are you very far up on your toes with both feet down? I haven't had a chance to get on a bike with that tall a seat yet (close, but not 34")....
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2008, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,787
Posted By becket
990 Supermoto ride height

Hi all, new to this forum, great stuff all around!
I was wondering if the 990 Supermotard's ride height could be lowered an inch or so by shock adjustment? Thanks, its a bit high for me, but sure...
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