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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 05:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,934
Posted By sharpie1
[QUOTE=DrKayak;26398959 Downieville trails are...

[QUOTE=DrKayak;26398959
Downieville trails are hard to beat. Looking forward to riding more of it. :clap

http://i.imgur.com/azRBxYL.jpg

Is that heading down the First???

If so I think that...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 997
Posted By sharpie1
Shewood is a slippery mess when wet...

Shewood is a slippery mess when wet...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-21-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By sharpie1
If you want to stick with OEM stuff those parts...

If you want to stick with OEM stuff those parts are a bit cheaper from Rocky Mountain MC. I really try to support my local dealer but they seem to jack up the prices on everything so high I just...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-21-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 997
Posted By sharpie1
Now I find this out, I just took a job there and...

Now I find this out, I just took a job there and will moving to the area in 2 weeks.:D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-20-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,934
Posted By sharpie1
I might be in as long as I can get a spot on the...

I might be in as long as I can get a spot on the opposite side of the campground from Fletch.:eek1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,414
Posted By sharpie1
Sorry, no pics, not really much to see unless I...

Sorry, no pics, not really much to see unless I took some while doing the install, which I did not. Be warned, if you do this you will need to drill out the 4 holes a bit to get the rubber captive...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By sharpie1
I have used brake fluid in several Magura masters...

I have used brake fluid in several Magura masters as left hand rear brakes and they have lasted over 8 years. As a clutch, I would hurry and get it out and clean the master and slave but I think...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-08-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 76,914
Posted By sharpie1
Microburst, I hate blowing up an air matress. ...

Microburst, I hate blowing up an air matress.

http://www.camp-tek.com/
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-08-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,414
Posted By sharpie1
My fix for the Lexan cover was to get 4 OEM...

My fix for the Lexan cover was to get 4 OEM captive nuts (part number 60008008050) to mount the Lexan, that way you never have to get to the backside to remove the cover. I have Safaris and it would...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-12-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11,796
Views: 2,557,516
Posted By sharpie1
I'm using a Brembo off of a Husqvarna 450, same...

I'm using a Brembo off of a Husqvarna 450, same as most small Euro bikes. It feels better than the stocker with one disc, might be a little too small but it works for me.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-07-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,291
Posted By sharpie1
Should be 5mmX1, once Heli coiled the threads...

Should be 5mmX1, once Heli coiled the threads will be way stronger and you shouldn't have an issue again.

The kits look like these but these are both 8mmX1.25...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-07-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,291
Posted By sharpie1
I did this as well on a different bike, not my...

I did this as well on a different bike, not my 950 but it should work the same...

I used a heli coil kit available at most auto parts stores, pretty easy fix. You should be able to get a small kit...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-04-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,550
Views: 105,921
Posted By sharpie1
Lets hope it all gets good and wet this week.

Lets hope it all gets good and wet this week.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-04-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 27,017
Posted By sharpie1
SPS did my forks and shock, stretched to S spec,...

SPS did my forks and shock, stretched to S spec, I could not be happier, this suspension works better in the nasty stuff than any of my smaller bikes with rebuilt suspension from other suspension...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,393
Posted By sharpie1
No kidding, $135 to get these to the...

No kidding, $135 to get these to the states...That is way too pricey, even for OEM KTM stuff.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-31-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,550
Views: 105,921
Posted By sharpie1
Dog Valley and Peavine are pretty much totally...

Dog Valley and Peavine are pretty much totally ridable, rode most of it last Sunday. I'm going to head down to the Pinenuts (Mexican Dam) tomorrow with one guy, if anyone wants to join us let me...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-21-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,846
Posted By sharpie1
As far as the "S" option goes, if you are...

As far as the "S" option goes, if you are planning to have the suspension worked on for your weight/preferences the standard suspension can be stretched to "S" spec so don't let a good deal on a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-17-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1,550
Views: 105,921
Posted By sharpie1
I will most likely be there, riding in from south...

I will most likely be there, riding in from south Reno. Need to get out, its been a while... I just have to decide on 250 or 450.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-10-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11,796
Views: 2,557,516
Posted By sharpie1
Rade Garage RR

Finished installing my Rade Garage RR screen, it took a week because I had to order new captive nuts I used in the new screen so I could remove the lens cover without removing the whole screen.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-06-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,713
Posted By sharpie1
If you had narrower rims a few months ago I would...

If you had narrower rims a few months ago I would have just bought a whole set from you guys instead of building my own wheels.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-04-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,153
Posted By sharpie1
FWIW here is the differences in a stock US...

FWIW here is the differences in a stock US headlight verses the RR lights in a dark garage.

Stock low beam
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/1sharpie/IMG_08501.jpg...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-02-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By sharpie1
I had the same outcome, I have no idea as to PO's...

I had the same outcome, I have no idea as to PO's maintenance so I wanted to do everything that may need to be done. '05 950 ADV with 24,000 miles and the shaft I pulled out looked fine but I sleep...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-27-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,476
Posted By sharpie1
Luxury Edition XX

Luxury Edition XX
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-27-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,550
Views: 105,921
Posted By sharpie1
Anybody ride scooters around here anymore?

Anybody ride scooters around here anymore?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-25-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,767
Posted By sharpie1
My A60 uses 2 different length spokes on each...

My A60 uses 2 different length spokes on each side, one side is cross 2 laced with the shorter spokes, the other side is cross 3 laced ("super laced") with the longer spokes (just like the photos...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-23-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,042
Posted By sharpie1
FWIW I'm 6'2" with "S" suspension and a tall Seat...

FWIW I'm 6'2" with "S" suspension and a tall Seat Concepts, I'm on my toes when stopped. I have Seat Concepts on all my bikes, they make good stuff but the one on my 950 is not that big of an...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-23-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,389
Posted By sharpie1
I'll help any way I can, tools, a second hand ,...

I'll help any way I can, tools, a second hand , etc...

Most likely its your valves and not the seats but I'd let a head repair shop determine that. I highly recommend Engine Dynamics in Petaluma,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,274
Posted By sharpie1
I don't ride in the dark that often but once in a...

I don't ride in the dark that often but once in a while we'll do a night ride. I could not justify spending hundreds of dollars for a night ride maybe twice a year. I went with cheap LED's from...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-20-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,778
Posted By sharpie1
The Rekluse seems pretty lightweight, I really...

The Rekluse seems pretty lightweight, I really didn't think it would work very well, it really looks like a mountain bike master cylinder but it actually works really well. I've only used it for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-19-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,778
Posted By sharpie1
That master cylinder looks like it will need an...

That master cylinder looks like it will need an external reservior mounted somewhere on the bars. On my smaller bikes I got rid of the clutch lever all together and used the stock Magura clutch...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-01-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,550
Views: 105,921
Posted By sharpie1
With the time change tonight lets make it 8:30.

With the time change tonight lets make it 8:30.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-30-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1,550
Views: 105,921
Posted By sharpie1
I kind of doubt we'll be doing the WST. You could...

I kind of doubt we'll be doing the WST. You could do Lloyds and whatever else I think. If you want to go lets meet at the Chrevron on 4th and McCarran at 9 am and plan on an all day ride probably....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-28-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,550
Views: 105,921
Posted By sharpie1
Sunday ride

My friend Mark and I are going to do a small bike "dual sport" ride out of Reno on Sunday. The plan, weather/closures permitting, is ride up Henness Pass to Truckee, up to the summit and do...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-20-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
Posted By sharpie1
New head bearings ('05 950) got rid of my shaky...

New head bearings ('05 950) got rid of my shaky front end. When I pulled the stock bearings they were pretty dry and rusty.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-19-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,550
Views: 105,921
Posted By sharpie1
Soldier Meadows Oct 10th-13th

So who is going with us Oct 10th-13th? Right now for sure is myself, MFletch, and our friend Travis (shadyatbest in some places) leaving Thursday the 9th after work. A couple of other friends,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-30-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,550
Views: 105,921
Posted By sharpie1
I'm thinking October 10th-13thish, let me know...

I'm thinking October 10th-13thish, let me know what the rest of you think.
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,502
Posted By sharpie1
Fields, OR has fuel about 25 miles north of...

Fields, OR has fuel about 25 miles north of Denio, plus you could get a world famous milk shake and a burger while you're there. McDermitt to California is a long hump I wouldn't attempt without fuel...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-20-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 1,550
Views: 105,921
Posted By sharpie1
No gas or really any services. You have to bring...

No gas or really any services. You have to bring everything you need. Pretty remote area. The only thing out there is the Soldier Meadows Ranch which has rooms and meals....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-20-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1,550
Views: 105,921
Posted By sharpie1
Most of that is legal, did you enter through...

Most of that is legal, did you enter through Robinson Flat campground?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-19-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,947
Posted By sharpie1
Paypal sent.

Paypal sent.
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