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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-26-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By B-Rod
Ohhhhhhh, I've only filled up once so far, and...

Ohhhhhhh, I've only filled up once so far, and with the bike on the side stand, and it was gushing something awful by the time I got back from the cashier. Bike came with a Facet. HOW, Thanks Zuber.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7,241
Views: 1,186,047
Posted By B-Rod
Wow! Your disc guard has paid for itself!

Wow! Your disc guard has paid for itself!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11,834
Views: 2,566,217
Posted By B-Rod
Rode it quickly down a rutted out trail across...

Rode it quickly down a rutted out trail across the bald assed prairies. Gotta get used to a big bike again.

http://b-rod.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2006-KTM-Adventure-S/i-x6HGqx4/0/XL/IMG_3677-XL.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7,241
Views: 1,186,047
Posted By B-Rod
Don't know really. I've never had the issue...

Don't know really. I've never had the issue myself.
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,183
Posted By B-Rod
Good stuff! Keep it coming. :thumb

Good stuff! Keep it coming. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7,241
Views: 1,186,047
Posted By B-Rod
Once you have the correct amount in the gearbox,...

Once you have the correct amount in the gearbox, and the right amount in the crankcase, monitor it. The migration issue transfers engine oil into the gearbox volume. Crankcase oil leaks out of the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7,241
Views: 1,186,047
Posted By B-Rod
That should do it. Haha! Got love an...

That should do it.



Haha! Got love an answer that is to the point. Make him work for it!
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7,241
Views: 1,186,047
Posted By B-Rod
Relax. It was oil coming out of a melted...

Relax. It was oil coming out of a melted breather, and nothing to do with oil migration, which is a whole other issue. It's also not something to get worked up about. If you are losing excessive...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7,241
Views: 1,186,047
Posted By B-Rod
Mine did the exactly same thing while I was...

Mine did the exactly same thing while I was warming up the bike for an ice race. I feared the worst when I saw all the oil, but the problem was found, taped up and zip tied out of the way....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19,485
Views: 8,130,540
Posted By B-Rod
I'll do my best. Now I know why folks coming off...

I'll do my best. Now I know why folks coming off a big bike to smaller thumper are so jacked about the size and flickability. This thing is heeeeeavy!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19,485
Views: 8,130,540
Posted By B-Rod
I started my day on the other side of the...

I started my day on the other side of the country, drove 3 hours home to get the trailer, 4 hours to get the bike, and another 4 hours getting home. All said, it was a 21 hour day yesterday, but I'm...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-15-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5,821
Views: 1,823,446
Posted By B-Rod
Nice SE. I love the PowerCell tanks.

Nice SE. I love the PowerCell tanks.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By B-Rod
Lowering the forks in the triples will buy you...

Lowering the forks in the triples will buy you some height reduction as well.
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7,241
Views: 1,186,047
Posted By B-Rod
There, that's all you needed to do. My springs...

There, that's all you needed to do. My springs have long since separated the ship, and all I use is the rubber retaining strap.
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7,241
Views: 1,186,047
Posted By B-Rod
Here is one. Plenty of info on them as well....

Here is one. Plenty of info on them as well. Check youtube for DJH tensioner.

DJH Manual Tensioner (http://www.djhcyclesport.com/djh-tensioners/ktm-cam-chain-tensioner-2.html)
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7,241
Views: 1,186,047
Posted By B-Rod
No kidding! It just seems wrong to have a motor...

No kidding! It just seems wrong to have a motor bouncing off the limiter, and all the while, fed with just enough oil to fill two juice boxes.
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7,241
Views: 1,186,047
Posted By B-Rod
Safe. 70 hours is nothing. They are well sorted...

Safe. 70 hours is nothing. They are well sorted bikes. A few chaps on the internet had a few problems, but the web generally blows things out of proportion. The crank side has just 600ml of oil, so...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By B-Rod
site:advrider.com ktm 530...

site:advrider.com ktm 530 (https://www.google.ca/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=site:advrider.com+ktm+530&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&gfe_rd=cr&ei=x-LsVL2DNdWXmAH7hIEY)
Forum: Face plant 02-22-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,173
Posted By B-Rod
Front brake mastery is required for off road....

Front brake mastery is required for off road. What looks like happened is a panic pull. I actually try to avoid the rear brake as much as I can, as skidding actually leads to acceleration and loss of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-08-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11,834
Views: 2,566,217
Posted By B-Rod
Nice! Where did all of the Gauloise 950s go?

Nice! Where did all of the Gauloise 950s go?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-02-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 260,437
Posted By B-Rod
Tip for grip, stay off the pavement. That'll take...

Tip for grip, stay off the pavement. That'll take the edge off in seconds.
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6,742
Views: 1,410,860
Posted By B-Rod
If the rest of your bike is apart, the sprocket...

If the rest of your bike is apart, the sprocket can wait. The other option is an impact gun. That's what I use, and it comes right off. Hell sickle's is the most correct option.
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7,241
Views: 1,186,047
Posted By B-Rod
I can't say I recall hearing of the G2 used on...

I can't say I recall hearing of the G2 used on the 530, but I can't imagine how throttle control is an issue on this bike. :dunno

Voile makes a 32" strap now....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 60,943
Posted By B-Rod
Oh, I see the custom parts, as I watched Gregor's...

Oh, I see the custom parts, as I watched Gregor's Christini build. Full credit to the skill, but this build looks like it would be horrible to ride, unless I'm a finely groomed bearded man wearing...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 60,943
Posted By B-Rod
This, but mostly out of curiosity. Even with FCRs...

This, but mostly out of curiosity. Even with FCRs and Christini bits, this doesn't look like much more than a catalog piece. Even Rev'it would be able to stop the deluge of water spraying up off the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7,241
Views: 1,186,047
Posted By B-Rod
If it seems sketchy, they are sitting on the...

If it seems sketchy, they are sitting on the trailer running. Mine is a bit of a pain sometimes, but a little stab on the kicker when hitting the starter does it. No choke, just a bunch of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6,742
Views: 1,410,860
Posted By B-Rod
Since we are talking tires and subjective...

Since we are talking tires and subjective opinions of tires, the Motoz Tractionator was possibly the worst tire I have ever put on the 530. Sketchy and borderline scary and unpredictable handling off...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-19-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,744
Views: 464,274
Posted By B-Rod
The original poster of the picture said...

The original poster of the picture said Amsterdam. If you are willing to put up fellow dutchman for his first homeland visit, I'll bring the screws!
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-18-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,744
Views: 464,274
Posted By B-Rod
This pic was in the Thread of Awesome a while...

This pic was in the Thread of Awesome a while back. It's Holland, and . . . . . Braaaaaaap!

http://i.imgur.com/Zlq3F7k.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-18-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,744
Views: 464,274
Posted By B-Rod
Oh Cranky, that looks fun! I saw a video years...

Oh Cranky, that looks fun! I saw a video years ago of some guys ripping a river and I've wanted to do it since. Sadly, along with ice is snow, and I don't really know where I would find such a water...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 105,304
Posted By B-Rod
Love your reports. I lurk, but I still follow...

Love your reports. I lurk, but I still follow your adventures. I'm glad I'm not the only one that swears like a trucker when I ride. :lol3

Impressed you guys did the B Route in Kamloops on big...
Forum: Racing 01-18-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 861,979
Posted By B-Rod
I completely agree, really, the whole HRC team...

I completely agree, really, the whole HRC team showed class. Well done guys and gal!:clap

Gotta say, Mr. Price is quite a classy gent as himself. I don't know if his ride was a full KTM ride, but...
Forum: Canada 01-18-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,575
Posted By B-Rod
Nice! You guys have a great group.

Nice! You guys have a great group.
Forum: Racing 01-17-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 861,979
Posted By B-Rod
Honda deserves an award for best Team Spirit. It...

Honda deserves an award for best Team Spirit. It was cool watching them working hard together as a team.
Forum: Canada 01-17-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,575
Posted By B-Rod
You know best what you can get away with on the...

You know best what you can get away with on the lake by your house.

If they are carbide studs, you're fine riding to the lake, but it they are ice racing screws specifically, you will destroy...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7,241
Views: 1,186,047
Posted By B-Rod
Mostly total grip, but there is some tail...

Mostly total grip, but there is some tail whipping into corners when you snick it down a gear or two. Kinda supermoto style, but without the skill or finesse.
...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 861,979
Posted By B-Rod
Dang, how can you not be a fan. She is is always...

Dang, how can you not be a fan. She is is always smiling and appears to be having the time of her life. I didn't give her much credit when Arcarons held her hand (pfft! egg on my face) through the...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 861,979
Posted By B-Rod
Toby is a machine!! He'll be back. Great...

Toby is a machine!! He'll be back. Great sportsman as well. Yes, still catching up on yesterdays news. Out riding was I!
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7,241
Views: 1,186,047
Posted By B-Rod
Hitting the ice, Alberta style. It was a little...

Hitting the ice, Alberta style. It was a little chilly, but you forget that as soon as you hit the gas.

http://b-rod.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Winter-2015/i-xDPGcnh/0/XL/IMG_3330-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Canada 01-12-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,575
Posted By B-Rod
Hitting the ice, Alberta style. It was a little...

Hitting the ice, Alberta style. It was a little chilly, but you forget that as soon as you hit the gas.

http://b-rod.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Winter-2015/i-xDPGcnh/0/XL/IMG_3330-XL.jpg
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