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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-13-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,488
Posted By mroddis
6' 2" and looking for a tall seat...

6' 2" and looking for a tall seat...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-12-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11,917
Views: 2,601,641
Posted By mroddis
Maintenance

Front and rear brake bleed, with assistance from my 11 year old son. Cleaned and re-oiled my air filter and pre-filter. Started chasing the wiring of my only-one-grip-working oxford heaters. I've got...
Forum: Canada 04-08-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,865
Posted By mroddis
2017 can't come soon enough for me and my planned...

2017 can't come soon enough for me and my planned run up the Dempster. Just waiting for my friend and riding partner to ....well....buy a bike and learn to ride....

M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,202
Posted By mroddis
5.1

I use Motul 5.1 and have been since I got the bike - the previous owner used it.

I bleed the brakes once a year (at the beginning of the riding season) and usually the back gets an extra bleeding...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-03-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11,917
Views: 2,601,641
Posted By mroddis
I'll be interested to hear how you like it. Where...

I'll be interested to hear how you like it. Where did you buy it from?

M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,245
Posted By mroddis
Getting ready

Slowly getting my arsenal together to tackle this shortly.

One question - I'd like to replace the cam bridge bolts at the same time (given the advice here) and I'm wondering what exactly I should...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By mroddis
Thanks

Thanks for the help/input everyone. I assume the same logic applies to the skid plate 'upgrade' as it does to the crash bar upgrade referenced above....re: thread sizing? I think I've got a skid...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By mroddis
Threaded stud / all thread help !!

I want to do this upgrade to my bash plate...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16039508&postcount=236

...but unfortunately I live in a city with horrible hardware stores where I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-19-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,672
Posted By mroddis
Bringing this back up

Saw this today:

http://giantloopmoto.com/products/tracker-packer-spot-gen3/

Has anyone seen something similar to this for the InReach? It's pretty much what I'm after....I emailed Giant Loop so...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,245
Posted By mroddis
Snark, Embarrassed to say I haven't done it...

Snark,
Embarrassed to say I haven't done it yet. I've been busy for the past few weekends and just haven't got my head into doing it yet. Chickening out? I hope not, but to be honest i'm not...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,211
Posted By mroddis
Just glad you're OK. Ride safe. M.

Just glad you're OK. Ride safe.

M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-28-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,236
Posted By mroddis
Photoshopped.

Photoshopped.
Forum: Canada 02-28-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,865
Posted By mroddis
June-ish

My 2017 planned run up the Dempster is scheduled for late June/early July. From what I've read it's the time most likely to be dry, although we all know that Mother Nature seldom keeps her schedule. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-26-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,236
Posted By mroddis
Just sayin

They're all coming out of the woodwork now.....someone's telling you something....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1046384


M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-24-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By mroddis
Second page of this thread

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=331539&highlight=tankbag&page=3


For the under seat attachment.

M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-24-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By mroddis
I'm new

I just got a tank bag but I've seen others secure the rear straps under the seat (to the frame). That way the straps don't rub the tanks but fold under the seat. I'll try and find the link. I think...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-22-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 926
Posted By mroddis
We all knew it would only take a matter of...

We all knew it would only take a matter of hours....

To OP. For that price i agree with the rest of the asylum. Seems like a GREAT deal - if it runs now, get ready for some serious fun.

M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-20-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,236
Posted By mroddis
Loss

A loss to the forum - you always responded to my basic questions and made me feel I could handle one of these bikes.

Best,
Matthew.
Forum: Canada 02-13-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By mroddis
Welcome. I try and do a lot myself, but I've...

Welcome.
I try and do a lot myself, but I've also taken my bike to Holeshot in Langley and they were very responsive. Mike was the service manager I was dealing with last time and he was very good....
Forum: Canada 02-13-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 13,907
Posted By mroddis
Pemberton

We've been wondering the same thing and want to be close to vancouver. We've been thinking of whistler or pemberton. Pemberton has a nice small town vibe, has amazing scenery, and is surrounded by...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-05-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 106,859
Posted By mroddis
Geek, Getting some winter maintenance out of...

Geek,
Getting some winter maintenance out of the way and really want to do this - do you remember what size stud you used for this to get it "just right"?

Thanks
M
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-04-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,245
Posted By mroddis
950 ADV Valve check for a newbie

OK OC,
I've put it off long enough...I'm preparing to check the valves on my 06 950 Adventure. I'm consulting my go-to place, the OC, to try and extract the last bit of wisdom before proceeding...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By mroddis
Don't lose hope

I'm more of a see and replace mechanic - last year I replaced the water pump seal and felt pretty good about it, and all due to the people on this forum. The more you get familiar with these bikes...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By mroddis
Bbq

I used my BBQ to avoid tipping my wife off that I was "cooking" bike parts. Worked great!

Matthew.
Forum: Canada 01-25-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,392
Posted By mroddis
Thanks!

Thanks again for sharing your experience of this great country
Your videos are always great for trip planning and to see the miles and miles of gravel that I must get to!

Do you have the...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By mroddis
Oxford heated grips - 1 side not working

Hi all,
I have a set of oxford heated grips on my KTM 950 adventure bike. They were installed by the previous owner and use the very old style controller (the one that uses a round dial, not...
Forum: Canada 01-03-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,392
Posted By mroddis
Thanks

Thanks for posting a new series! I've really enjoyed your reports and I've used them to plan out my riding here in my own big backyard.
Ride safe, and let me know if you're ever passing through...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-21-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,887
Posted By mroddis
Like. M.

Like.

M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-13-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 15,768
Posted By mroddis
I had this problem when I did my water pump last...

I had this problem when I did my water pump last winter. I used a torch to heat up and try - no luck. Then I sprayed a bunch of deep penetration oil - no luck. Ended up using a dremel and cutting a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-13-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 67,777
Posted By mroddis
Thanks - fits me perfectly, Great build....

Thanks - fits me perfectly,

Great build. Excited to be following along.

Matthew
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 16,611
Posted By mroddis
Great

This is such a great report - sitting here with the rain pounding down, I'm looking over a map to plan out next years' trips. This looks like a great one to do. Love the sense of adventure and matter...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-29-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By mroddis
Do it

I'm new to wrenching in general but I did do a full water pump upgrade last winter. Great pics and instructions on the HOW, and while it took a weekend, it was hugely satisfying to do it...

M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-23-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,112
Posted By mroddis
Renazco

Currently saving up for a Renazco seat. I'm 6'2". I hear so much good stuff about the Renazco, and I like to buy things only once, so I'm saving up...

m.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-21-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,822
Posted By mroddis
I'm new at wrenching - I've had my 950 for 3...

I'm new at wrenching - I've had my 950 for 3 years and last winter nervously replace my seal with a CJ kit. It's a straightforward procedure and I now have way more confidence than I ever had. Valves...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-20-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19,520
Views: 8,178,449
Posted By mroddis
Just great Rockwell....got to get there some...

Just great Rockwell....got to get there some day....

Matthew.
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,973
Posted By mroddis
I really like this - did you cut them out...

I really like this - did you cut them out yourself (hopefully not) or is this a pre-cut kit that you bought (hopefully) ??

M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-01-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By mroddis
http://www.ktmtwins.com/factory-style-hardware-bol...

http://www.ktmtwins.com/factory-style-hardware-bolt-pack

Or

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-00029999000

I also bought a smaller version from my dealer - about $25 and it included various bolts,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-25-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,316
Posted By mroddis
Agree it's not stock - i have an '06 with the...

Agree it's not stock - i have an '06 with the stepped seat. I agree with above, in that you want to get ergo worked out, but as far as seat additions, I too have heard good things about the Airhawk...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By mroddis
Flat screw

My bike came with the ignition key connected to the luggage key via a small flat head screw and lock nut. Thought it was strange but the ignition area still looks brand new and I've never lost a key....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-17-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By mroddis
What Chuckracer said

I was a complete noob when I bought my '06 950 3 years ago. EVERYTHING bike related was new to me - this was my very first motorbike....

I spent hours roaming here and the HOW and I continue to...
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