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Forum: Equipment 03-04-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,726
Posted By Tom_C
Looks like it might be a good solution to several...

Looks like it might be a good solution to several issues. Are there any guidelines for which level of flex to get? Couldn't find anything on the website...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-02-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 344,289
Posted By Tom_C
Thumb ditto... :freaky

ditto... :freaky
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-25-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By Tom_C
I just wish the internal gyroscope that kept the...

I just wish the internal gyroscope that kept the bike from falling over when I'm tired worked. Damn thing never has.... My friends behind me want traction control fixed as they are ducking...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,517
Posted By Tom_C
Just saw this as well, and can anyone, OP...

Just saw this as well, and can anyone, OP included, detail out the attachment to the bike? Fellow SE owner, and love the trailer idea, just wasn't sure about how to attach. TIA
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-10-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,473
Posted By Tom_C
That's exactly what I want to do.:clap

That's exactly what I want to do.:clap
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By Tom_C
I wear the Venture air, and although I like the...

I wear the Venture air, and although I like the mesh and liners if necessary, I've not been satisfied with the zippers and seams. Busted two zippers, and ripped the seams out of the bottom of both...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-04-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By Tom_C
The tank stickers looks stock from the 2013...

The tank stickers looks stock from the 2013 model, so you could order those from any OEM supplier. I would bet that the rear are also stock from another year, also available at a dealer or parts...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,473
Posted By Tom_C
Anyone else out there as wise, kind, and...

Anyone else out there as wise, kind, and philanthropic as Brent? :D
I'll pay for them, and shipping, or at a minimum shipping, or could promise to pay it forward one day when I see someone that...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,612
Posted By Tom_C
http://www.midwestme.com/productspage.html...

http://www.midwestme.com/productspage.html (http://www.midwestme.com/productspage.html)
check the bottom of the page. Pricey, but apparently you don't have to baby the bike, and/or worry about...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,473
Posted By Tom_C
I'd also like a PM for a cheap set of stockers I...

I'd also like a PM for a cheap set of stockers I can cut up and weld to my current stock set. Keyword cheap... :)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11,648
Views: 2,518,343
Posted By Tom_C
new D606 front and MotoZ tractionator rear on the...

new D606 front and MotoZ tractionator rear on the SE, along with a Midwest Mountain Engineering Clever Lever clutch that is supposed to be half the pull weight of the stock. Didn't feel like it, but...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,398
Posted By Tom_C
AWESOME I need to explain it in these terms...

AWESOME

I need to explain it in these terms to my wife. She was a bit upset when I hung my bikini dirtbike poster in the garage. Her two big issues - the neighbors could see it walking by, and...
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By Tom_C
I'm currently "testing" Glympse, and feel like it...

I'm currently "testing" Glympse, and feel like it might be the one. And the price is right too. Free. Problem is, the wife doesn't check it very often. hmmmmm. maybe she doesn't care... :rofl
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,888
Posted By Tom_C
LOL. I did the same exact thing, with the...

LOL. I did the same exact thing, with the aluminum spoolgun, a couple of months ago. Do yourself a favor, toss the flux core wire and go get some 75/25 gas and solid core wire. I was/am a novice, and...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,888
Posted By Tom_C
mock it up in cardboard, style it to your needs,...

mock it up in cardboard, style it to your needs, use the cardboard as a template, and go from there. Use the maufacturer's websites as a size guide, looking at pictures. Good luck!
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By Tom_C
I've got a Exped Syn 9 with the same issue, but...

I've got a Exped Syn 9 with the same issue, but mine goes down in one night, but only about 75% of the time. I'm wondering if sometimes I just don't get the plugs closed enough or something stupid...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-13-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,481
Posted By Tom_C
I'm out of NC, but could possibly make it down to...

I'm out of NC, but could possibly make it down to GA for a ride like that. Probably have to trailer the bike down there, embarrassingly enough, as I don't get enough saddle time to handle the long...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-12-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 344,289
Posted By Tom_C
I went with SC, and am pleased for the money...

I went with SC, and am pleased for the money spent. It's much better than stock, and I can ride a lot longer. It's flatter and wider than stock the farther rearward you go, which I like. I don't...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-04-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 172,661
Posted By Tom_C
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25429479...

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25429479&postcount=5657 (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25429479&postcount=5657)

Not mine, but WOW. :rofl:clap:puke1

THAT's why I own a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-04-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5,781
Views: 1,810,777
Posted By Tom_C
+950 LOVE IT. So did you catch a proper...

+950

LOVE IT. So did you catch a proper landing on a downslope, or hit like the sack of bricks mine turns into with anything over 4' in the air. :D
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-24-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,881
Posted By Tom_C
Funny, I constantly have the same thoughts, but...

Funny, I constantly have the same thoughts, but would want to do a three wheeler like the Can Am, kinda like the Trex, but not that big. It's going to be my retirement project... In 18 years...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-24-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,861
Posted By Tom_C
I run 20psi in my SE with no rim lock, and no...

I run 20psi in my SE with no rim lock, and no issues yet, knock on wood. Have noticed that if I forget to air back up for the street I crack knobs.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-23-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,700
Posted By Tom_C
Order one to be safe. Thought I wouldn't need...

Order one to be safe. Thought I wouldn't need it, then the original gasket broke in several places when I pulled the cover. Thought I would RTV the pieces back in place. Leaked like a sieve. Two...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-11-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,288
Posted By Tom_C
I came from a Honda XR650L, to a 950SE. the KTM...

I came from a Honda XR650L, to a 950SE. the KTM was 60 more lbs, with 65 more HP. I liked my XR off road, but on road, it felt like I was abusing it if I tried to ride the highways. Anything under...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-07-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Tom_C
950 SE - floppy tail light

Was told this past weekend when had a buddy following me that my tail light was flopping up and down pretty bad. I checked, and it sure seems like it does. It works fine, and hasn't blown a bulb in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-22-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,940
Posted By Tom_C
Where exactly is the subframe in that last...

Where exactly is the subframe in that last pic???? :rofl

Glad to see several methods of repairs, as I'm sure I'll have to do the same at some point.
Forum: Vendors 09-19-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,078
Posted By Tom_C
Cause you hit her too many times?? :rofl Is...

Cause you hit her too many times?? :rofl

Is there a published price yet? I don't want to bother someone with a PM as I'm only just slightly more than curious, and time is valuable, so I don't...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 344,289
Posted By Tom_C
Went from stock to a 2 into 1 with a Neptune...

Went from stock to a 2 into 1 with a Neptune pipe. With the baffle in, it doesn't sound good. Baffle out, sounds incredible, but is loud with the throttle wide open. Keep throttle touch light, and...
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By Tom_C
Try plasti-dip. several colors, including clear,...

Try plasti-dip. several colors, including clear, and you can put a thick layer over, then peel off later after it gets a bit beat up. Could also get some of the transparent film used over...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-02-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,176
Posted By Tom_C
CJ Designs... Yup, and bought it because it was...

CJ Designs... Yup, and bought it because it was supposed to be made to withstand using it to get on and off the bike. No issues so far, and with all my gear on, I'm probably pushing 290#. 6'3" here,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By Tom_C
I think it depends on how you ride. I ride my SE...

I think it depends on how you ride. I ride my SE like a big dirtbike, and wouldn't/couldn't do the same with the 1190. If you are the wannabe ADV graveler traveler type that likes to be able to say...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-13-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By Tom_C
Depending on how destroyed it is, you might try...

Depending on how destroyed it is, you might try the freeze method to fix. Worked for me, much better than anticipated. Saved me buying a new one.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=990372
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-07-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,163
Posted By Tom_C
I rolled my SE up onto a 2x4 and noticed that was...

I rolled my SE up onto a 2x4 and noticed that was the perfect lean angle. Took 1.5 inches out of the stand, had a buddy weld it back up with a plug inserted for strength, and it works the way it...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-01-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,256
Posted By Tom_C
So they are making a 950SE with a little weight...

So they are making a 950SE with a little weight loss? Welcome to 2007... Good to see the competition though. Always makes for better things down the road.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-30-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By Tom_C
LOL. This ^^^^. My first thought exactly. Nice...

LOL. This ^^^^. My first thought exactly. Nice job on the recovery!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-23-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,651
Posted By Tom_C
ACY, I saw your posts when I was an XR650L owner...

ACY, I saw your posts when I was an XR650L owner and frequented the XR thread. See where I am now? :evil Honestly, I was all about a 990, but then looked at the kind of riding I do, and the abuse my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-21-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5,781
Views: 1,810,777
Posted By Tom_C
Has anyone done their SE up in blue, like the 990...

Has anyone done their SE up in blue, like the 990 color? Been toying with the idea of changing all the orange over to blue with similar graphics via vinyl wrap, except the frame, but would like to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-18-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By Tom_C
So could one get away with leaving the rear...

So could one get away with leaving the rear alone, and just doing the fronts, or would doing just the fronts really unbalance the setup? I don't do doubles anymore, and the picture from ORR is just...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-17-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,714
Posted By Tom_C
No rubber stoppers were harmed (or used) in the...

No rubber stoppers were harmed (or used) in the filming of this event. :) Just kept it at the proper dangle angle.:D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-17-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By Tom_C
Troy, I have the same issue, 6'3" and got up to...

Troy, I have the same issue, 6'3" and got up to 290, trying to lower that number. My only suggestion would be to call one of the KTM suspension guys and talk with them about your riding style as...
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