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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-25-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By NMZens
Clark Truck Equipment in Albuquerque carries some...

Clark Truck Equipment in Albuquerque carries some in stock and can order different models/configurations if they don't have what you're looking for.

Website stinks though....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,681
Posted By NMZens
Here's a pic of my relocation project. ...

Here's a pic of my relocation project.

Battery and relay in the space under seat (I have an 'R w/no ABS), you can see the R/R connectors coming through from behind the left number plate.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-24-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By NMZens
Laugh On point!

Cborarder - You do NOT know how close that option is to becoming a reality!!! I'll be watching to see if you start to firm up some dates and rider(s) for this trip, because the potential for me to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-23-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By NMZens
Wicked How about early April?

I will be laid off work on the 31st of March, which is coincidentally my b-day.

:becca Happy mfn b-day sucker! :becca

Soooooo, April 1st on is appearing to be pretty open in my calendar if...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11,459
Views: 2,452,306
Posted By NMZens
The idea was to lighten up the front end of the...

The idea was to lighten up the front end of the bike as much as possible. Removing the inner fairings and single Galfer wave front rotor is also planned. The skid plate can now be use as more of a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-17-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11,459
Views: 2,452,306
Posted By NMZens
Laugh Finally got some time with the 'ol girl.

Well I've spent the last two years finishing up school and now finally have some time to work on some 990 projects that I've been planning and purchasing for but just haven't had the time.

Q/D air...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-30-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 49,182
Posted By NMZens
Eh? Why are so many people so passionate about single disk conversions on an ADV990?

I don't get it.

I have a '12 990 R, and I've been contemplating going to a single disk for a while now. I agree the stock dual rotors are much too powerful for off road. I also live in New...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-26-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19,261
Views: 7,975,264
Posted By NMZens
Had enough of my rear? ...

Had enough of my rear?

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/26/napusu5e.jpg

I'm assuming you wanted some high fender pics. Here's a close up of the fork protector.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-26-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19,261
Views: 7,975,264
Posted By NMZens
Running. ...

Running.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/26/etyqe4av.jpg

Brake.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/26/7ymymyju.jpg

I don't think this would be your best option for getting people's...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-25-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 19,261
Views: 7,975,264
Posted By NMZens
Sure. Bought one each of these. ...

Sure.

Bought one each of these.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/1156/34423/Acerbis-X-LED-Tail-Light?term=taillight
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-25-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19,261
Views: 7,975,264
Posted By NMZens
Thanks for the remarks. The rear is currently a...

Thanks for the remarks. The rear is currently a stock Behr 4.25 but a re-lace to an Excel 3.50 is in the works prior to the big trip.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-17-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19,261
Views: 7,975,264
Posted By NMZens
Yep, picked up a used set from a 950 for my dirt...

Yep, picked up a used set from a 950 for my dirt set. I prefer the silver on rims that I'm scratching up with tire irons, rocks, hammers, etc during my road/trail side repairs.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-16-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19,261
Views: 7,975,264
Posted By NMZens
Thumb Renazco.

Thanks, the seat is a Renazco. It's one of his tall off the self foam models, mucho comfortable.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-16-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 19,261
Views: 7,975,264
Posted By NMZens
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/17/anajy9y4.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/17/anajy9y4.jpg

Why o' why didn't the R's come standard with knobbies?

Finally pulled mine out of hibernation for the season, man I missed her.......started...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-18-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By NMZens
Thanks for the heads up! I had seen another post...

Thanks for the heads up! I had seen another post about plating and someone had mentioned this same thing. It'll be well worth the 20 bucks to go back to the Express.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-18-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By NMZens
NM Plating.

I plated my XR650R at a DMV express in Abq. while it was sitting in storage awaiting to be converted, it was stock. It was a NM titled bike however. Afterwards I submitted the paperwork to Santa Fe...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-05-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,153
Posted By NMZens
Out, my favorite man in brown didn't arrive...

Out, my favorite man in brown didn't arrive today. :baldy

Have a great ride.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-04-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,153
Posted By NMZens
By Google Earthing the area out of Alcalde, it...

By Google Earthing the area out of Alcalde, it looks like there's gonna be some sand washes to deal with. I only have the stock scorps on the 990 so I prefer to take XR but I'm waiting to get my...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-04-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,153
Posted By NMZens
Do you have the Route in .gpx to see where it is...

Do you have the Route in .gpx to see where it is to help me decide? I may be able to sneak away for a ride. This a big bike or little bike ride?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-02-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,153
Posted By NMZens
FS 289 was open when I was up there May 17th,...

FS 289 was open when I was up there May 17th, from the Cotchiti side. First time I've been thru there since the Dome fire, burnt, burnt, burnt, sad really. It's so dry up there nothing has started to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-20-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 19,261
Views: 7,975,264
Posted By NMZens
Jemez NM last Friday. Quick 200 mile ride to put...

Jemez NM last Friday. Quick 200 mile ride to put some miles on her so I could complete the first service.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/21/aqy6a8aj.jpg
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-19-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,541
Posted By NMZens
Ahhhhhh, great point. I never even checked once I...

Ahhhhhh, great point. I never even checked once I put the forks back on after respringing, I probably need to spend some time checking all my settings. I'm wondering if I don't have enough sag...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-18-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,541
Posted By NMZens
While riding while standing on firm terrain I had...

While riding while standing on firm terrain I had no problems with guiding the bike where it needed to go, & I managed some pretty rough sections with no problem, the bike was every bit as nimble as...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-17-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,541
Posted By NMZens
I just had the fronts finished by Superplush with...

I just had the fronts finished by Superplush with .64's and re-valved so it's not the weak front end causing my problems. I've seen a the T63 mentioned a few times maybe it'd be a better option than...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-17-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,541
Posted By NMZens
I was thinking of a 606/908 combo. I have a Mt-21...

I was thinking of a 606/908 combo. I have a Mt-21 on the XR & it's cupped & worn badly on a lighter bike that had the front wheel up in the air half the time :) So I'm concerned about wear on a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-17-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,541
Posted By NMZens
Running around 30 psi. The rocky sections...

Running around 30 psi. The rocky sections wouldn't warrant anything lower, I'm pretty surprised I didn't pinch a tube, at that pressure.

Hopefully there's quite a bit of newness to the ride too,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-17-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,541
Posted By NMZens
Please tell me....

That the 990 Adventure front end is much more planted and stable with a proper front tire! I needed to put on another 100 or so miles before my first service, so I decided it was time to finally get...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-16-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,882
Posted By NMZens
Feets. There's a cement baricade and a fence back...

Feets. There's a cement baricade and a fence back at the pavment/dirt juncture that only the landowners have a access to.

Both could probably make it up there but not without some serious work to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-16-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,882
Posted By NMZens
I've been up Bland Canyon several miles and it is...

I've been up Bland Canyon several miles and it is completly devestated. The steep section that was black rock is now a huge granite slab. All of the run off has gone unchecked, there is no road...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-08-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By NMZens
+3 for Giant Loop's Diablo. Well made, heavy duty...

+3 for Giant Loop's Diablo. Well made, heavy duty materials, can purchase another base and swap bag between bikes, small enough to not interfere while standing. Only thing that sucks is waterproofing...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-01-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,580
Posted By NMZens
I personally didn't notice any "tells" to the...

I personally didn't notice any "tells" to the clogged oil jet. I missed some neutrals and some shifts, but just attributed that to me learning the new bike and transmission.

Maybe someone else...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-30-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,580
Posted By NMZens
Yep, clogged oil jet. Took it apart this am and...

Yep, clogged oil jet. Took it apart this am and found it already plugged, hopefully it was just some assembly grease and it'll work itself out in the next couple of oil changes.

I guess my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-29-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,580
Posted By NMZens
Question New KTM 990 Adventure R Clutch Oil?

Hello all, long time lurker and new Katoom owner. Recently I just purchased my new 'R and I've been farlking it up. I just added CJ Designs clear clutch cover, and love it. Today was the first ride...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22,943
Views: 2,953,864
Posted By NMZens
Posted the rest of my vids from BBNP over...

Posted the rest of my vids from BBNP over Memorial day weekend. Great time, super hot, but made the best of it. Only damage was to (I hope) my bar riser bolts that were bent when I had a high speed...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 22,943
Views: 2,953,864
Posted By NMZens
Still rode it like I stole it!!! ...

Still rode it like I stole it!!!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d8f3f45f-4503-4c0a.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22,943
Views: 2,953,864
Posted By NMZens
Big Bend Black Gap Road

http://youtu.be/CuqPzPxoNls

Not really sure how to embed videos, but here's a quick vid of the riding thus far.

This flat repair put us behind and we enjoyed a torrential downpour back to camp...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22,943
Views: 2,953,864
Posted By NMZens
It's an '08ish KTM fender. Almost a bolt on...

It's an '08ish KTM fender. Almost a bolt on affair, no clearance issues even with my Unabiker rad guards.
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22,943
Views: 2,953,864
Posted By NMZens
Checking in from Big Bend NP. Great riding so...

Checking in from Big Bend NP. Great riding so far, one low side(me) 1 pinch flat(Jer) Vids soon.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d8f3fb8e-91b5-160f.jpg.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22,943
Views: 2,953,864
Posted By NMZens
Thanks for the input, in mapping I kinda came to...

Thanks for the input, in mapping I kinda came to the realization that better riding is to be had outside of the park. I've made reservations at the Terlingua Ranch, which looks to be better situated...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22,943
Views: 2,953,864
Posted By NMZens
Just taking the Garmin as backup since I'm...

Just taking the Garmin as backup since I'm unfamiliar with Lorry right now.
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