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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-08-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,633
Posted By borderxx
Sure looks like old emulsified oil from the...

Sure looks like old emulsified oil from the previous water pump failure (hopefully).
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-03-2011, 04:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,419
Posted By borderxx
Not saying that the Scorps have to be the...

Not saying that the Scorps have to be the problem, but...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=576973&highlight=scorpion

This is not the only thread that discusses the issue - there are...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-02-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,419
Posted By borderxx
Yup. 'Scorps do that. My first one did it to...

Yup. 'Scorps do that. My first one did it to the point that it would almost cause a tankslap between 30 and 35, especially if braking. After 200 miles on a new one (replaced under warranty by...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 88,033
Posted By borderxx
Was...

Over the years I've read the claims on the MP website with skepticism. Anyone selling that hard sounds like a circus hawker.

I learned long ago that people who spend lots of money on something...
Forum: Vendors 08-02-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,471
Views: 264,581
Posted By borderxx
MAJOR props to the folks at RocketMoto for...

MAJOR props to the folks at RocketMoto for getting my order out quickly. The sales and support staff, both at headquarters and the shipping (snicker) division <snicker> <snicker> did a great job. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-29-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,587
Posted By borderxx
That's all what adds up to making it an...

That's all what adds up to making it an adventure.

Adventure is born of attitude; those with inferior attitudes refer to crisis or disaster.
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,602
Posted By borderxx
"This isn’t a small forum, by Outdoor Recreation...

"This isn’t a small forum, by Outdoor Recreation standards (130K), and you’re sophisticated users that spend heavily on your gear. You’re our demographic."

So, "iADVenture"? :evil

The fact...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-15-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By borderxx
Bring money.

Bring money.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-14-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,335
Posted By borderxx
I have them on with the Tusk handguards. Can't...

I have them on with the Tusk handguards. Can't say if they'd work with the factory guards...

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff255/icepicmic/Rides/20090827%20Superior/DSCF0459.jpg

...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-13-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,335
Posted By borderxx
I have the CRG lane-splitters - I like them. I...

I have the CRG lane-splitters - I like them. I have been "off" twice (on soft ground) and they just folded out of the way. Might be a different story on rocks...
Forum: Trials 03-19-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,724
Posted By borderxx
Thanks dude! I'll give them a try also. Mike...

Thanks dude! I'll give them a try also. Mike was great, but there will be enough wealth to spread around a little. Well, the bike needs a lot, I don't know if I can really afford a...
Forum: Trials 03-08-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,724
Posted By borderxx
Optimist or Pessimist?

I talked to Mike today and placed an order for some stuff - it didn't seem too far out of line for a somewhat rare bike. $12 wheel bearings and $21 for brakes all around isn't too spendy. Maybe I'm...
Forum: Trials 03-06-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,724
Posted By borderxx
Cool, thanks. I put an email in to him, keeping...

Cool, thanks. I put an email in to him, keeping my fingers crossed!
Forum: Trials 03-06-2010, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,724
Posted By borderxx
Bluhduh Scorpa Parts (new or used)??

So, the 1997 Scorpa Easy 250 went into the back of my pickup last night for $900. Man, is this thing ugly! Judging from the looks of it, I paid about $700 too much, but if past performance is any...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-25-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,594
Posted By borderxx
Inseam vs. experience

I found that at 5'6" (on a "tall" day), my inseam was less of a hindrance than my offroad skills. That bike is a handful to coax through a soft corner if you aren't confident with that sort of thing...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-20-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,754
Posted By borderxx
Hd-ktm-bmw

Good-natured ribbing between the BMW and KTM crowd is what I have usually encountered. It does seem to me as if the BMW folks are a little more aloof at times, but maybe they are just enjoying their...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-20-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,346
Posted By borderxx
I got a new battery and the next day is when it...

I got a new battery and the next day is when it cut out and left me stranded. 200 dollars for the tow and now 200 for the diagnostic test :ddog[/quote]

Electrical intermittents suck to t/s. Only...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,346
Posted By borderxx
Tire. Battery Charger.

The wobble is well documented. Change to a different tire. The dealer replaced mine, the new Scorpion did the same thing after about 200 miles. You could spin it while on the center stand and see...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-22-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,281
Posted By borderxx
After just changing the front sprocket, I now see...

After just changing the front sprocket, I now see the severity of the problem. The left side (clutch side) adjuster is attached to the axle, and is sold that way.

Looks like it's $62.99 for a new...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-22-2009, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,281
Posted By borderxx
6001008400 is the p/n for the right side. I...

6001008400 is the p/n for the right side.

I can't tell if the l/s is the same as the r/s, or if the spacer is captive on the axle on one side.

I guess I'll find out in a few minutes, I'm headed...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-22-2009, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,281
Posted By borderxx
I can't say, I haven't used either. For the...

I can't say, I haven't used either. For the money, it seems like the zip-ty system is about the same as the factory system, just with some fancy micro-marks.

If it were me, I'd be ordering up the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-22-2009, 07:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,281
Posted By borderxx
Zip-Ty Racing...

...has these:


http://www.ziptyracing.com/products/product_detail.aspx?id=MTU0Mg==


Also available through your KTM dealer.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-02-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,797,918
Posted By borderxx
Bookmarked! :clap

Bookmarked!


:clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-30-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,413
Posted By borderxx
Verdict is in...

Mine did the drop test (x2) and about 3000 miles up and over Lake Superior.


http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff255/icepicmic/Rides/20090827%20Superior/DSCF0137.jpg


The Rotopax is the red...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-21-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,413
Posted By borderxx
Rotopax

I'll let you know in three weeks. I just got mine today, it'll be installed on Sunday. Once I get back from a trip around Lake Superior, I should have some data for ya.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,804
Posted By borderxx
Neither are tubes. The bottom line is,...

Neither are tubes.


The bottom line is, if you are using a TuBliss system for on-road, you are on the "bleeding edge", as the manufacturer isn't going out on the liability limb for that yet....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-15-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,577
Posted By borderxx
I think the biggest challenge would be the fuel...

I think the biggest challenge would be the fuel tank fitting. Wheels are an easy deal, fenders can be done with little issue, and a subframe, even if you had to have it fabbed, wouldn't be that big...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-13-2009, 04:50 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,516
Posted By borderxx
Storage tank for emergency rations of Crown...

Storage tank for emergency rations of Crown Royal, with two Camelback-style siphon tubes for onboard ingestion. That way, when you run out of gas in the boonies, you drain the CR tank to make the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-12-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By borderxx
I just had a similar problem, though not to the...

I just had a similar problem, though not to the same extent. I had luck with only indexing the top mounting bolt (just barely threading it maybe 1 - 1-1/2 turns), then getting the lower (front) bolt...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-06-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,451
Posted By borderxx
KTM replaced my front Scorp at 200 mi as you...

KTM replaced my front Scorp at 200 mi as you could easily see it wobbling just spinning it on the centerstand. Pretty good headshake when decelerating from ~45-30.

The new one, after 400 mi on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-06-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,846
Posted By borderxx
According to a little birdie, the floor on...

According to a little birdie, the floor on leftover '08 990 ADVs is $10,300. Anything less than that is a loss, but hey, give it a try!

I paid $299 too much. Plus a few dealer fees that I might...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-03-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By borderxx
Do you hear the fuel pump for a second or two...

Do you hear the fuel pump for a second or two when you turn the ignition on?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-02-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By borderxx
Just probing blindly, I'd un-do any electricals...

Just probing blindly, I'd un-do any electricals you added, and ride for a while. There is a reason for the "charcoaly" terminals, and it isn't pretty. If it rides okay for a good distance, start...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-23-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,161
Posted By borderxx
KTM = Kan't Take Mexico? :rofl

KTM = Kan't Take Mexico? :rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-23-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,161
Posted By borderxx
Silly, but how much could it hurt to do the...

Silly, but how much could it hurt to do the 15-minute test? Maybe the elevation whacked out the EFI. A longshot, but it will only cost you the time...

I'm probably wrong, all the evidence points...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-23-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,337
Posted By borderxx
Everyone's definition of "slight" is subjective. ...

Everyone's definition of "slight" is subjective. Without a pic, it would be difficult to assess.

I say: f'kit. ride it. Considering the time limitations, there are few options. If you start...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-16-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,511
Posted By borderxx
Finally...

After 103 days since I brought the bike home, I come home to this:

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff255/icepicmic/DSC00107.jpg



GPS, Mount, Touratech magnetic oil plugs, 908RR, and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-05-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,742
Posted By borderxx
After reading all of the threads on this, as well...

After reading all of the threads on this, as well as Woody's advice, I'm going to give 3M 5200 Adhesive Marine Sealer a try.

I've seen that stuff do some incredible things, it has like a 1325%...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-03-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,670
Posted By borderxx
It's the GS crowd that hits the gutter. We're...

It's the GS crowd that hits the gutter. We're KTM folks. We live in the gutter. :freaky
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-03-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,511
Posted By borderxx
So, after calling on 6-10 and getting the "parts...

So, after calling on 6-10 and getting the "parts coming in within two weeks" line, I called again on Wednesday (7-2) and the rep said that the parts would be in within two weeks. I guess they...
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