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Forum: Racing Today, 08:44 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 22,809
Posted By Mr Head
I've re-read that column from Dean many times....

I've re-read that column from Dean many times. Never fails to leave my eyes leaking a bit. :cry
I've always liked CEII. And I like a lot that Dean writes. I especially enjoy the Soupkasts. There is...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 08:55 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 22,809
Posted By Mr Head
I thought the whole fuel limit thing was an...

I thought the whole fuel limit thing was an attempt to rein in the power and keep the seats in the same timezone as the actual racing surface?
What now, let bikes and bodies fly over tire walls and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 08:46 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,009
Posted By Mr Head
Sourcing sticker is in the works. Turns out the...

Sourcing sticker is in the works. Turns out the source lies half a world away.
Who knew?
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 55,783
Posted By Mr Head
All caught up. As usual the Oso ride report...

All caught up. As usual the Oso ride report rocks.
The single track video scares the crap out of me. :eek1 But, I'm old. :gerg
The scenery though has me back to trip planning. :D :ricky

My...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-17-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2,235
Views: 155,141
Posted By Mr Head
I'm riding to work. Kinda boring and I leave...

I'm riding to work.
Kinda boring and I leave pretty early. :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-17-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,009
Posted By Mr Head
I put just shy of 200,000 miles on a GS...

I put just shy of 200,000 miles on a GS Adventure. sold it then bought my 990R. I'm not going back.:evil
http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycle-Stuff/i-wL6X8gb/0/M/IMG_2427-M.jpg
On it's...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-17-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,009
Posted By Mr Head
20,000+ miles in a little more than a year, it...

20,000+ miles in a little more than a year, it gets ridden as a commuter, but not much on weekends.
Once in a while I go ride other places.
Last washing was our reportedly epic rain storm that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-17-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,009
Posted By Mr Head
:poser

:poser
Forum: Racing 12-17-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 35,937
Posted By Mr Head
I have a bluetooth logitech keyboard...

I have a bluetooth logitech keyboard (http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/ultrathin-keyboard-cover?crid=1240) for my iPad that has arrow keys that work to scroll up and down. There is a way, I have...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-17-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,009
Posted By Mr Head
Possibly if I dressed like a pimp from the 70's,...

Possibly if I dressed like a pimp from the 70's, but given my usual attire not a lot of chance at that.
I think it would be hard to accomplish, even for a highly skilled Starbucks Adventurer, :D...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-17-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,009
Posted By Mr Head
I just left the cover off. I don't see any issue...

I just left the cover off. I don't see any issue with that.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,009
Posted By Mr Head
If the washer is installed correctly so it...

If the washer is installed correctly so it engages the teeth on the drive spline and the nut is torqued correctly then it will not loosen with the washer folded to a flat on the nut. This type of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,009
Posted By Mr Head
The nut can't back off the folding washer has an...

The nut can't back off the folding washer has an internal spline. That means that nut was never tight. :lol3But, was marked as if it had been. Meaning quality control missed it.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By Mr Head
A friend who has an Anti Gravity in his DRz400,...

A friend who has an Anti Gravity in his DRz400, walked out to the bike after it sat for 5 weeks. Dead flat. When he attempted to charge it using his digital charger the charger fried. :eek1

My...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-15-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,009
Posted By Mr Head
My steering head bearings were loose. Not good. ...

My steering head bearings were loose. Not good.
I found the counter shaft sprocket nut was finger tight from the factory! :eek1
It is not tightened to 100Nm.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-15-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By Mr Head
I put an AntiGravity battery in my 2010 990R last...

I put an AntiGravity battery in my 2010 990R last year when I bought the bike.

OEM:...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,037
Posted By Mr Head
@ 20,763 miles This weekend I swapped the...

@ 20,763 miles
This weekend I swapped the sprockets and chain,
17/45 with a blingy gold chain. Pure Elvis. :lol3
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11,153
Views: 2,378,304
Posted By Mr Head
A weekend's worth: Friday evening I pulled the...

A weekend's worth:
Friday evening I pulled the Sprockets and chain off the bike to install the new 17/45 set up.
Then Saturday evening I got the chain on.

This morning we saw off the RTW...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-12-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By Mr Head
+1, on these.

+1, on these.
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 56,397
Posted By Mr Head
We watched this episode again last night on the...

We watched this episode again last night on the big screen with our visitors from Belgium. I drive my wife nuts watching and re-watching these. :lol3
I hope to make things work so I can be in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-12-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11,153
Views: 2,378,304
Posted By Mr Head
I rode into work on mine, as usual. Though this...

I rode into work on mine, as usual.
Though this morning we both got a wash. The epic storm isn't much as there is still dust on my Overland pants from the desert, so the rain couldn't have been too...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-11-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11,153
Views: 2,378,304
Posted By Mr Head
When I walked across the street about a half hour...

When I walked across the street about a half hour ago here at the beach in the OC, no rain, but the clouds are turning dark. I'll ride home and contemplate my clothing choices for tomorrow mornings...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-10-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By Mr Head
Mine will roll past that point next year, and...

Mine will roll past that point next year, and sure as hell won't be for sale, and definitely not at $3,500. :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-10-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,037
Posted By Mr Head
That is what the spec says and what mine came...

That is what the spec says and what mine came with. I hope to run the 17, and for commuting run a 42 and for unpaved fun run the 45.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,855
Posted By Mr Head
Thanks Wallrat. I'm on a 990, always. No...

Thanks Wallrat.
I'm on a 990, always. No little bike for me. Heck if something is hard, why not make it harder? :lol3
Big bike wearing the Scorpion OEM tires right now. That winter it's going to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,855
Posted By Mr Head
I've picked up buckets of nails up there. I...

I've picked up buckets of nails up there. I figure the fee keeps the pallet burner types at bay.
Anything out that was I've seen that is free access is trashed. One of the things that always pissed...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,855
Posted By Mr Head
When I go out to practice drills I head to El...

When I go out to practice drills I head to El Mirage. Yes, it is a fee area, but $15 isn't so bad. I can skip a few latte's and come up with the money. :D

There are sand trails around the lakebed...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-07-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,037
Posted By Mr Head
I want the 17 to raise the chain a bit off the...

I want the 17 to raise the chain a bit off the swing arm.
I'll know next week what the gearing feels like, though a 1% difference will be hard to feel is my guess. The RPM listed below is a rough...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-06-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,037
Posted By Mr Head
Ordered some parts for the big service over the...

Ordered some parts for the big service over the holidays.
http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Working-On-Motorcycles/Working-2014/i-KmJWmq3/0/L/image-L.jpg

The parts are shipped so I should...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,949
Posted By Mr Head
Mine does the 60 mile round trip five days a...

Mine does the 60 mile round trip five days a week. Then come some weekends acts as the perfect platform to scare me on dirt. :lol3
I'm about 15 months into the KTM version of this activity. I've got...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,685
Posted By Mr Head
I only have about a year and a bit into this...

I only have about a year and a bit into this bike.
http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Working-On-Motorcycles/Odometer-Readings-2010-KTM-990/i-97BVKwv/0/L/P1070861-L.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,912
Posted By Mr Head
5' 8" with about a 32" inseam. Not tall. I...

5' 8" with about a 32" inseam. Not tall.
I suspect the "S" I rode wasn't an "S" but a standard 210mm version Adventure. It was long enough ago and I don't have pictures and I'm oldish. :huh :lol3...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11,153
Views: 2,378,304
Posted By Mr Head
+1 for the pdf repair manual on the tablet. I...

+1 for the pdf repair manual on the tablet.
I have the pdf of my owners manual, the shock and forks manuals on the tablet as well. Very handy. Now, if I could get Tune ECU to work on the iPad I'd...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,912
Posted By Mr Head
What I found funny/odd was a few years ago I test...

What I found funny/odd was a few years ago I test rode an "S" at the motorcycle show. I was in search of my next bike.
I got off my 2004 BMW 1150 GS Adventure and onto the "S" and was amazed I could...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-04-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,912
Posted By Mr Head
From my manual, I have a 2010 R: ...

From my manual, I have a 2010 R:
http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Working-On-Motorcycles/Working-2013-KTM-990-Adventure/i-WR3p2r4/0/L/Suspension_990R-L.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-04-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31,993
Views: 3,045,984
Posted By Mr Head
I commuted yesterday too, and on my 990, but I...

I commuted yesterday too, and on my 990, but I was dry. Wet hands but something has to take it for the team. :lol3

Got home last night and threw the gloves in the dryer, (fabric snowmobile...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-03-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,414
Posted By Mr Head
Amazon have it for $329.99, free shipping from...

Amazon have it for $329.99, free shipping from 17th Street Photo. I am very tempted, but I need chain and sprockets. :lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-02-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 31,993
Views: 3,045,984
Posted By Mr Head
Mine is all washed too, but I've got chores lined...

Mine is all washed too, but I've got chores lined up for every weekend thru the end of the year. :baldy
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-02-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11,153
Views: 2,378,304
Posted By Mr Head
Gave it a bit of a wash, ...

Gave it a bit of a wash,
http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Motorcycles/2014-Commuting/i-hJm47jV/0/L/P1070911-L.jpg

Commuting 30 miles in the pouring rain. Forgot my fog shield for my...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-02-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,855
Posted By Mr Head
Drop me a PM next time you head out, and maybe I...

Drop me a PM next time you head out, and maybe I can tag along.
There is also a thread here:
Best Noob "Day Trip Thread" (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=638605)
For basic dirt...
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