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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-17-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19,140
Views: 7,865,667
Posted By RLCanon
I thought the graphics were photoshopped to go...

I thought the graphics were photoshopped to go with this! Ha ha!
http://topgeek.smugmug.com/Adventure-Riding/2008/June-25-Coney-Flats-1-Cracked/i-9BHwRf6/0/M/319887831_iUdgS-L-M.jpg
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-21-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20,153
Views: 1,072,310
Posted By RLCanon
Something with a straight 6?

Something with a straight 6?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-17-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By RLCanon
I have a 2009 990 Adventure R and it suffered...

I have a 2009 990 Adventure R and it suffered from two similar issues. One was serious fuel starvation that acted like an extreme version of what you describe. On two occasions it actually died...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-17-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19,140
Views: 7,865,667
Posted By RLCanon
Is there something different about your front...

Is there something different about your front fender? Aside from being a high fender conversion, I mean.
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,889
Posted By RLCanon
This thread moves in fits and starts! There are...

This thread moves in fits and starts! There are two cooling packs and pockets in the front and back of the vest so your chest and back are both covered by cooling packs, which makes the back...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By RLCanon
I've got a shorai, or two, in all 4 of my...

I've got a shorai, or two, in all 4 of my motorcycles. I like them and have only had one problem; I've killed one by completely flattening the charge. Sadly, I don't know how their customer service...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By RLCanon
List of Lithium Ion batteries for motosport use:

I used a pair of Shorai batteries on a recent dual battery set-up on my KTM990ADV-R, but a recent bike rag listed the following LION batteries for motorcycle use:

www.syclbatt.com...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-31-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,057
Posted By RLCanon
Dual battery, take two

Dual battery, take two. The first time I used an automated controller that was supposed to put the batteries in parallel when voltage was 13v or so, then separate them below that, holding the second...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-16-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20,153
Views: 1,072,310
Posted By RLCanon
Did you do something specifically to get the...

Did you do something specifically to get the tilt-shift effect on this photo and others? Or is this a diorama in your game room?:lol3 ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-13-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,266
Posted By RLCanon
You say you're gone, but I imagine you can't stop...

You say you're gone, but I imagine you can't stop watching this thread any more than you can stop worrying about your wheels, so... I'm not sure what part of the collective "That's not so bad, I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-13-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,266
Posted By RLCanon
Seriously, the wheels on my R are dirty and...

Seriously, the wheels on my R are dirty and dinged to the extent that I wouldn't even notice that! The Corvette analogy is specious: A corvette is a sports car intended for use on pavement, the ADV...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-13-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,266
Posted By RLCanon
You think they are ruined, most here think it's...

You think they are ruined, most here think it's inconsequential surface cosmetics that will soon be obscured by use. What's the problem?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-13-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,266
Posted By RLCanon
Ding ding! We have a winner!

Ding ding! We have a winner!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-13-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,299
Posted By RLCanon
In the CenTex humidity evaporative cooling...

In the CenTex humidity evaporative cooling doesn't work all that well. For the past several years I've been rocking a Bullard IsoTherm cool vest. My original report on the vest is here....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-13-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 58,750
Posted By RLCanon
I noticed it's in the clearance section, and a...

I noticed it's in the clearance section, and a cursory interweb search seems to indicate that that particular part number is NOT widely available...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-03-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20,153
Views: 1,072,310
Posted By RLCanon
Sadly, I'm out for tomorrow. Anything going on...

Sadly, I'm out for tomorrow. Anything going on next weekend?

Oh, pics from the Big Sandy suckage...

Hindsight being 20/20...
http://ssw-rlcanon.austin.utexas.edu/klr/advarrr9.jpg

It sucked...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-03-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20,153
Views: 1,072,310
Posted By RLCanon
Sorry for the slow response! I'm not on here all...

Sorry for the slow response! I'm not on here all that often. Here is my review of the Bullard Isotherm vest: (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=355249) It's 4years old, get's used...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-26-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20,153
Views: 1,072,310
Posted By RLCanon
I've been using the tops for the last month or so...

I've been using the tops for the last month or so and I like them a lot. Under conditions where both moisture and breeze are present, they sort of have a cool draft feel like an open-backed hospital...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-22-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19,140
Views: 7,865,667
Posted By RLCanon
Only vague info because that's all my...

Only vague info because that's all my swiss-cheese brain retained since each of the parts sat around my garage so long before being recently installed.:huh

I think the tail light was either...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-21-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19,140
Views: 7,865,667
Posted By RLCanon
Hey! I carefully chose the location of that...

Hey! I carefully chose the location of that sticker to improve mass centralization. The bike really flicks into the turns now...:lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-21-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 42,009
Posted By RLCanon
How much louder is it on a scale from "Not much"...

How much louder is it on a scale from "Not much" to "Holy shit!":lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-21-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19,140
Views: 7,865,667
Posted By RLCanon
Do all the LEDs, billet, and Ti make my ass look big?

Well, do they? Dont make me come over there! :lol3
http://ssw-rlcanon.austin.utexas.edu/klr/LED1.jpg

http://ssw-rlcanon.austin.utexas.edu/klr/LED2.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-21-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 42,009
Posted By RLCanon
I have the SAS plates/cannisterectomy done and...

I have the SAS plates/cannisterectomy done and recently installed the Roxx system with no sealant etc. I'm even using generic throttle return springs in place of the exhaust springs that weren't...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-08-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20,153
Views: 1,072,310
Posted By RLCanon
Damn, Ghost! I've felt like I need to come up...

Damn, Ghost! I've felt like I need to come up and ride with y'all again, but that vid clinches it! Nice!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-07-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20,153
Views: 1,072,310
Posted By RLCanon
Word up!:lol3 Know where they are? I cut most...

Word up!:lol3 Know where they are? I cut most of the one's north of the river! You want to hit them some time? Can even loan you a bike if you're ever in town without one. Anything much more...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-07-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20,153
Views: 1,072,310
Posted By RLCanon
There. Fixed that for you. I was ready to keep...

There. Fixed that for you. I was ready to keep going, but when the front tire hit that lose baby head it decided it was ready for a break! Ha ha!



I think they are lighter... Still pretty...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-07-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20,153
Views: 1,072,310
Posted By RLCanon
It looks like my momma DID! In any case,...

It looks like my momma DID!

In any case, I've ridden most of the back roads in BBNP solo on a fully loaded 990adv multiple times. The only thing I'd be truly nervous about is running black gap...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-23-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20,153
Views: 1,072,310
Posted By RLCanon
Sorry for the OT again, but figured some of you...

Sorry for the OT again, but figured some of you air head aficionados might want first crack:
http://ssw-rlcanon.austin.utexas.edu/klr/stevensairhead1.jpg
...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-17-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20,153
Views: 1,072,310
Posted By RLCanon
Off Topic: Airhead for sale

This probably isn't the place to ask this, but this is where I know more BMW folks than anywhere else, so here goes!

I have a friend selling an air head (info below). Is he in the ball park with...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-06-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,334
Posted By RLCanon
I'd heard about sea foam for a while, but only...

I'd heard about sea foam for a while, but only recently used in to resurrect a KLR that sat for several years with no pre-storage prep. Cleaning the jets and the rest of the carb with carb cleaner...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-06-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,916
Posted By RLCanon
These bad boys...

These bad boys (http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/22_62/products_id/491) have held up to everything I've thrown at them and they work great with the Scott's damper. I ended...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-06-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,746
Posted By RLCanon
Ahem... LC8 Street Tracker. Ahem... Just...

Ahem... LC8 Street Tracker. Ahem...

Just planting the seed...

Oh yeah, something about the color scheme on the 'vette truck is very familiaR!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-01-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,057
Posted By RLCanon
ADV990 Dual Shorai Batteries w/ controller

I just put dual Shorais on my 990 using a smart isolator. ( I figured since I'm not all that smart, something about this project should be! ;-)

This is the isolator I used in it's stock...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-16-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,641
Posted By RLCanon
Ha ha! Best advice yet! I've got an R...

Ha ha! Best advice yet!



I've got an R and a 36in inseam so usually not much of an issue for me. On my last trip, however, I visited my mom and parked on the sidewalk leading up to her front...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-15-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,641
Posted By RLCanon
The details make up the big picture. The Vstrom...

The details make up the big picture. The Vstrom is more street focused, better suiting your anticipated use.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-15-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,641
Posted By RLCanon
Based on your anticipated use, a Vstrom is the...

Based on your anticipated use, a Vstrom is the bike for you. Or maybe a Multistrada or Super Tenere' if spending more money makes you feel better.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-15-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By RLCanon
"Clunk" in front end

I've been experiencing a bit of a clunk in the front end. It's been apart for a Scotts damper/tree. Now the odd part: When I elevate the front wheel and hold the forks down near the wheel and give...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-15-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,396
Posted By RLCanon
I ride with some GS guys on occasion and I always...

I ride with some GS guys on occasion and I always get asked "How can you tolerate the odious maintenance routines required by that big KTM?" WTF? It's not like some sisyphean struggle. Only check...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-15-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 42,009
Posted By RLCanon
Just thought I'd toss out a data point: I'd been...

Just thought I'd toss out a data point: I'd been running my 2-1 with a carbon Remus for several thousand miles (I have Remus cans on my S54 MCoupe as well and love them! On the KTM it just made...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-09-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,705
Posted By RLCanon
I made a wobbly trek out to the top of that hill...

I made a wobbly trek out to the top of that hill and back before falling over. That tumble weed against the back wheel is the first of several to collect against the bike while I was...
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