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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-15-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,945
Posted By GJohnson
Don't have any pictures but I have had one now on...

Don't have any pictures but I have had one now on my 950 for 2 years and it has held up well (Colorado) Easier to install than the stock, highly recommended.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-22-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,553
Posted By GJohnson
That KTM street bike was Bill Williams of the...

That KTM street bike was Bill Williams of the Dirt Broker, he bugged KTM America to import it. Tiny Sachs motor with the radiator built into the head. Old Bill Williams would freak out when...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-21-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15,493
Views: 2,376,612
Posted By GJohnson
Front and read wheel set KTM 530excr

Black RAD wheel set 21 front 18 rear including disc front and rear. These wheels are like new and have no dents and are true. Maybe a total of 300 miles of use. $400.00 for the set. Can email...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-17-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,030
Posted By GJohnson
Put one on a couple months ago, great feel and...

Put one on a couple months ago, great feel and looks very durable. Only thing was I had to grind a little off the shift lever as the lever hit the slave cylinder when trying to upshift.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-26-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,166
Posted By GJohnson
I raised my 2004 non S to the 2004 S specs so I...

I raised my 2004 non S to the 2004 S specs so I have the parts you need to raise it to the 2008 S specs. I am in Lyons, send me a PM if your interested in the stuff (rear spring, inner shock...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-18-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,700
Posted By GJohnson
My 950 did the same after a long winters nap. ...

My 950 did the same after a long winters nap. Turned out the pilot jets were clogged. Was able to put some fuel injector cleaner in the gas tank (drained tank until almost empty) started her up let...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-21-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15,493
Views: 2,376,612
Posted By GJohnson
Avon Distanzas

Basically new set of Avon Distanzas, 80/90X21 front and 110/80X18 rear, Tires have maybe 50 miles on them. $100.00 OBO. Located in Pinewood Springs but can pick up in Golden where I work.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-07-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By GJohnson
Clutch woes and a quick fix

So after a summer of injury and no riding I head out on a 3 day ride here in Colorado. As I start heading towards Central City I noticed my clutch is loosing pressure. My 950 is an 04 (silver) with...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-16-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,154
Posted By GJohnson
I have an ever increasing tire pile out back. ...

I have an ever increasing tire pile out back. For the front I like the MT 21, seems to last and works well. I just recently tried the IRC Battle Rally front and it lasted 2000 hard miles. I would...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,407
Posted By GJohnson
In looking at your pic again I was wondering is...

In looking at your pic again I was wondering is the 1/4 " gap between the rim and bead or the gap between the serrated part of the sidewall and the top of the rim. The point I am trying to get at is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-24-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,407
Posted By GJohnson
Your tire is not beaded correctly it is resting...

Your tire is not beaded correctly it is resting on the edge of the safety bead. Deflate lube then inflate until you hear a loud pop!!!!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-07-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By GJohnson
After cleaning things up a bit the shift shaft...

After cleaning things up a bit the shift shaft seal is where it is leaking.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-06-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By GJohnson
Not 100% sure I will investigate further today, ...

Not 100% sure I will investigate further today, Thanks
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-05-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By GJohnson
Shift Shaft Seal Leaking

04 950 with a leaking shift shaft seal. Anyone replaced theirs? If so any tips. I was thinking of drilling a couple small holes in the seal then screwing in a couple small screws then prying it...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 126,532
Posted By GJohnson
A couple of years ago I just finished restoring a...

A couple of years ago I just finished restoring a 75 Norton then a "friend" talked me into trading it for his 1993 BWM GS/PS. First time I actually took the BMW off road I was amused that it did as...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-12-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By GJohnson
The new style fork wiper things that replace the...

The new style fork wiper things that replace the circlip of old fit right on and keep the front fender off the upper fork tubes, cheap too!!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By GJohnson
Thanks that kind of what I thought just wanted to...

Thanks that kind of what I thought just wanted to be sure.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-30-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By GJohnson
04 Front Forks

A question for those of you who have had your forks apart. First a little history. Was down in Texas this winter and bottomed the front so hard I bent the front rim (not the first time). Anyway...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-28-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,513
Posted By GJohnson
KTM Rotax

Rotax never supplied 2 stroke engines for KTM, the first engines were Sachs then KTM's own. Rotax did supply 4 stroke engines for KTM from 1983 to 1985.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-15-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,421
Posted By GJohnson
My 04 developed a small crack in the bottom of...

My 04 developed a small crack in the bottom of the tank, I took it to a local RV repair shop and they "welded" it. Been working fine now for the last 5 years.
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,339
Posted By GJohnson
As I recall the approximate amount per leg was in...

As I recall the approximate amount per leg was in the 200-300 cc range. The trouble is that bike came with a couple style Marz forks and they all used different oil amounts. What you really need...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-03-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By GJohnson
Sunrise off Road

Sunrise offroad (sunrisektm.com) Just above Lyons but he will pick up, great guy and former Elite Motors wrench.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-05-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By GJohnson
Exhaust is stock and after a recent drive shaft...

Exhaust is stock and after a recent drive shaft replacement I checked the shimming of the swingarm and thought it was pretty close but maybe it is off a bit.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-05-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By GJohnson
1993 BMW GS Pulls to the right ?

Got a question for all the airhead gurus out there, a recent new to me purchase 1993 R100GS/PD seems to pull to the right when you let go of the handle bars. Is this normal? The frame appears...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-26-2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,760
Posted By GJohnson
Cheap and easy Barsnake.com

Cheap and easy Barsnake.com
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-14-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,230
Posted By GJohnson
I have a 1993 Purple GSPD with 24000 miles on it....

I have a 1993 Purple GSPD with 24000 miles on it. I am in the process of doing the circlip mod to the trans, just put new pushrod tubes seals in her and new paralever bearings. I dont think she...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2008, 08:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 376
Posted By GJohnson
Arai XD sheild on VX 3

Anyone modified or tryed to use a XD sheild on an VX 3 lid? I am trying to be a cheap bastard and not buy a new dual sport helment.
Forum: Trip Planning 12-14-2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 47,867
Posted By GJohnson
Sore subject with me as I am rebuilding the...

Sore subject with me as I am rebuilding the entire final drive of my 1993 R100GS with 24,000 miles. In my opinion it is much easier and cheaper to replace chain and sprockets every so often than...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2008, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,017
Posted By GJohnson
Great report!! I rode Ireland and Wales this...

Great report!! I rode Ireland and Wales this summer and I got to say I fell in love with the people and land in both places. Wales almost felt like home (Colorado USA) and Ireland was incredible.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By GJohnson
El Camino Del Diablo Trail

I am planning a southwest trip this January. I will be riding my trusty KTM 950and a buddy will be on his KLR 650. A couple other guys will be on older R100GS/PDs. In planning the route for this...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-08-2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By GJohnson
Paralever pivot bearings and swingarm pivot...

Paralever pivot bearings and swingarm pivot bearings all nice and tight. Play is definitely in the rear wheel. My theory is that if the small tapered bearing is not preloaded then the large ball...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-08-2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By GJohnson
1993 R100GS/PD Final Drive ?

Bought this bike with 24000 mile on it. It needed pushrods seals and a little detailing. I noticed a little play in the rear wheel and it made a rumbling noise when I spun it. I thought the rear...
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By GJohnson
Caponard Help

I need a huge favor from anyone owning a Caponard. I need some rough dimension for the triple clamps. What I need is the approximate offset and distance center to center of the fork tubes. I am...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 123,144
Posted By GJohnson
Since I used to own that bike I know the trick. ...

Since I used to own that bike I know the trick. As I remember that tank was very tight fitting. You have to push it forwards then pull it up all in one forceful movement. Good luck
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2008, 07:01 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 123,144
Posted By GJohnson
Crawdaddy, I sold that bike to Redrice. Glad it...

Crawdaddy, I sold that bike to Redrice. Glad it has a good home!! (thats one of those bikes that I wish I had not sold) :cry
Forum: Old's Cool 10-04-2008, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By GJohnson
I to am embarking on a front fork retrofit on my...

I to am embarking on a front fork retrofit on my 1993 gspd. I traded my Norton for this thing and after getting the bike home discovered the forks were both bent. I picked up a set of 50mm WP...
Forum: Europe 09-11-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,386
Posted By GJohnson
Sorry for the eavesdropping and obvious bias but...

Sorry for the eavesdropping and obvious bias but Colorado would be another great place to locate bikes. Having just completed 3 weeks of riding in the Uk and Ireland I was thinking how much riders...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-09-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,662
Posted By GJohnson
I will post pics as soon as I get those gastly...

I will post pics as soon as I get those gastly decals off!!
Forum: Old's Cool 09-09-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,662
Posted By GJohnson
1993 R100gs/pd

I just picked up a GSPD 1993 for my winter project. The front forks look very much like the Marzokes on the 1995 KTMs. Can anyone confirm that (as I have fork seals for said KTM forks) One more...
Forum: Europe 08-16-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 385
Posted By GJohnson
Thumb London Motorcycle Riders

To the gentleman on the purple Suzuki Bandit in London who hepled a Colorado Dirt Biker get his rental bike to Raceways in Greenwich, Thanks I was so lost in London it was not even funny. Thanks to...
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