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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-22-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,374
Posted By offworlder
SE is special alright, and 450lbs. I loved my SE,...

SE is special alright, and 450lbs. I loved my SE, but eventually realized that the 690 made more sense for me (I have a 990). If you're a bigger fella, the SE kicks the 690's ass all around as far as...
Forum: Canada 07-29-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,797
Posted By offworlder
Whats truly amazing is you rode the majority of...

Whats truly amazing is you rode the majority of the day with that foot ! And we got ourselves into some trouble:eek1.
You're made of tough stuff ! Hope you're healing well - be sure and use some...
Forum: Canada 07-02-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By offworlder
Could try Bill @ 5th Gear - http://5thgear.ca ...

Could try Bill @ 5th Gear - http://5thgear.ca
he's got Beta 4 strokes for rent (which are awesome) !
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-02-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,429
Posted By offworlder
Looks like you had better weather up there - we...

Looks like you had better weather up there - we were getting pelted with rain….
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-01-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,429
Posted By offworlder
2014 TT Rally vid

Heres a medley of the awesome trails - routes 10, and 11:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/KVHMs34FHBg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-24-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,174
Posted By offworlder
Coming down from Vancouver (Canada). Attended the...

Coming down from Vancouver (Canada). Attended the rally last year, and really enjoyed the routes. This years routes look the same - but who cares ! The terrain is so epic, I'm looking forward to...
Forum: Canada 06-24-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By offworlder
Its open/clear. We pushed our bikes through maybe...

Its open/clear. We pushed our bikes through maybe .5km of snow a couple of weeks ago.
Likely not a drop left now. Road's in best condition I've seen in years - although the 3 washouts remain.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-10-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,174
Posted By offworlder
Shared room @ lodge ?

Anyone interested in sharing a room at the lodge ? http://www.beavervalleylodge.com
I'd like to make my own meals, have a hot shower after a ride, need the internet access, etc…

Thanks.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-10-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By offworlder
Shared room @ lodge ?

Anyone interested in sharing a room at the lodge ? http://www.beavervalleylodge.com
I'd like to make my own meals, have a hot shower after a ride, need the internet access, etc…

Thanks.
Forum: Canada 06-03-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By offworlder
Would love to join you, but that weekend is the...

Would love to join you, but that weekend is the TT rally in WA !
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By offworlder
I'm also very curious as to hearing inmates...

I'm also very curious as to hearing inmates opinions on the 6D helmets - specifically the ATR-1.
6D has some innovative technology, and we're starting to see pro riders wearing em. More info here:...
Forum: Canada 05-05-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By offworlder
Likely not the future of dirt biking, but a...

Likely not the future of dirt biking, but a brilliant invention !
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2,984
Views: 451,969
Posted By offworlder
Nearby dealer flashed mine to the XC-W map for...

Nearby dealer flashed mine to the XC-W map for $100 CA. Runs perfectly, albeit with less fuel efficiency :evil.
Forum: Canada 02-28-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,132
Posted By offworlder
Happy to play tour guide Northward off the Sea to...

Happy to play tour guide Northward off the Sea to Sky. Lots of great riding close to the city, and temps are similar.
Be sure and poke about dualsportbc.com, and come along to the newbie ride in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-24-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By offworlder
KTM heated grips are crap - every set I've had...

KTM heated grips are crap - every set I've had have failed - due to the controller.
The heat being on full blast is a controller failure. This happened to me on the trail on my 690, and I had to...
Forum: Canada 02-12-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,797
Posted By offworlder
This sounds great ! I like Claude's idea of a...

This sounds great ! I like Claude's idea of a get together to chat about routes, etc…
And perhaps a (shorter) pre-ride (China head) to get a feel for the groups abilities, preferences, etc… This...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,708
Posted By offworlder
When leaving the tarmac - I run approx 22 PSI...

When leaving the tarmac - I run approx 22 PSI front, 24 PSI rear, on the stock rims. This provides greatly improved traction, and significantly minimizes deflection. Too much pressure and rough/rocky...
Forum: Canada 01-04-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,480
Posted By offworlder
Official site: ...

Official site:
http://www.dakar.com/index_DAKus.html
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-07-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,124
Posted By offworlder
Lots of previous chatter about this: KTM heated...

Lots of previous chatter about this: KTM heated grips are crap, and the controller is always the failure:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21277866#post21277866

I've also tried...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-28-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 36,906
Posted By offworlder
:evil Thats putting it politely… ...

:evil Thats putting it politely…
Recommendation: hold onto those 990s folks !
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-12-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,095
Posted By offworlder
I've had this happen on the front (twice !), but...

I've had this happen on the front (twice !), but not the rear. Only the left side (dual rotors up front).
Dealer got it covered under warranty both times.
Forum: Canada 11-05-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,805
Posted By offworlder
Dang ! Its already full !!! Me thinks I might...

Dang ! Its already full !!! Me thinks I might have to camp in the desert, and tag along for the ride/routes...
Forum: Canada 11-05-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By offworlder
You can take it to any certified BMW service...

You can take it to any certified BMW service centre.
Both Pacific and Vancouver BMW Ducati are now owned by the same folk, and sadly things have gone noticeably downhill at PacMo as a result. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,463
Posted By offworlder
I use that switch on my 2010 690 without issue....

I use that switch on my 2010 690 without issue. Very handy when things get loose....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-21-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,346
Posted By offworlder
I actually enjoy the 990 more, as the v-twin is...

I actually enjoy the 990 more, as the v-twin is so much fun, bike is way more comfy, and has better range.
I have to tone down riding the more aggressive trails, but the 990 puts a consistently...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-21-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,346
Posted By offworlder
I have a 990, and a 690. Both are truly amazing...

I have a 990, and a 690. Both are truly amazing machines, but as with so many things, you need to choose the right tool for the job, and as there is so much diversity to trail riding - this is quite...
Forum: Canada 10-18-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By offworlder
Storage in Vancouver ?

I realize yer headed to cowtown (Calgary), but I could arrange for storage in Vancouver (which is closer to Whitehorse), if that helps.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-17-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,520
Posted By offworlder
606 front, 908 rear - best combo for the big girl.

606 front, 908 rear - best combo for the big girl.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-09-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,009
Posted By offworlder
I too have a Renazco I bought second hand. ...

I too have a Renazco I bought second hand.
Firm, comfy, and much flatter than the stock seat, so easier to move forward/back on.
Its suede, which gives it its grip, but when it gets wet, it stays...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-02-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11,152
Views: 2,376,249
Posted By offworlder
new (to me) 950 SE !

I recently picked up a 2009 Erzberg edition SE !
Fixes/tweaking didnt all happen in one day, but prior to taking her out for my first ride I:

- pulled/sent suspension to Riders Edge, as it had...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 18,886
Posted By offworlder
Want to resurrect this thread - Lakemonster, you...

Want to resurrect this thread - Lakemonster, you still building monster skid plates ?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By offworlder
4 litre reserve, guess nursing it to the station...

4 litre reserve, guess nursing it to the station - you played it very conservative.

I get about 225km before I hit reserve, and wouldnt trust it (reserve) past 50km.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,662
Posted By offworlder
I too am grateful for this thread. Here it is...

I too am grateful for this thread. Here it is 2013 (nearly 2014 !) and we're still recognizing the greatness that is the 950 SE.
That really says something.

I've got a 2011 Adv, and love it - but...
Forum: Canada 09-14-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,170
Posted By offworlder
While commenting here is interesting fodder, if...

While commenting here is interesting fodder, if you want to actually do something, get involved !!!

http://sensebc.org
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 19,710
Views: 2,274,464
Posted By offworlder
Mitas C21 Stone Eater up front, Majestic Enduro...

Mitas C21 Stone Eater up front, Majestic Enduro in the rear: good grip, but I'm shredding the rear quickly.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 136,767
Posted By offworlder
I've got a 2012 450RR, and was disappointed re...

I've got a 2012 450RR, and was disappointed re the mileage (had to switch to reserve crazy early). Further inspection revealed that the stock petcock was extremely tall - as in over 6" tall ! I've...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 136,767
Posted By offworlder
I weigh approx 170lbs, and have backed off the...

I weigh approx 170lbs, and have backed off the the compression all the way, and rebound nearly all the way.
Bike is brand new.

Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 136,767
Posted By offworlder
Beta 450RR forks, too stiff/harsh

I've got a 2012 Beta 450 RR, and find the forks too harsh. I've got the compression backed off all the way, and still its not soaking up the hits. When catching air/jumping its OK, but on the trail...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-26-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,513
Posted By offworlder
KTM heated grips are crap, will fail. I've gone...

KTM heated grips are crap, will fail. I've gone through 3 sets on different bikes already.
Symtec kit is more work to install, and doesnt offer as much heat, but does actually continue to work (vs....
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4,329
Views: 1,447,611
Posted By offworlder
Which fairing/headlight setup is that ? The Rally...

Which fairing/headlight setup is that ? The Rally Raid and Safari tank ?
Looks very similar to the 990's....

Thanks.
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