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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-16-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 94,897
Posted By Mr D Hertz
Odyssey PC 310 deal

Hi Guys
Been years since I posted.....
Just replaced a battery on my 950, and found a deal for the Odyssey on www.apexbattery.com that seems pretty good. It's 120.00 right now and if you use the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-23-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,953
Posted By Mr D Hertz
Now HE would look just right on the pink...

Now HE would look just right on the pink one!:puke1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-15-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,514
Posted By Mr D Hertz
What are your solutions to Aqualine Tank issues?

I was an early purchaser of the Aqualine tanks for my 06 950. I now have a leaking tank and who knows what else going on with it. The thought of just throwing it away because of expansion etc. is not...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,068
Posted By Mr D Hertz
Dakar Rally is in progress and on TV daily

I haven't seen mention of it here (maybe I missed it), but it's shown daily on the "Versus" channel (or VS channel) daily at 3:30PM and 6:30PM (eastern time) every day. It's actually half over and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-17-2008, 10:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,421
Posted By Mr D Hertz
PegPacker eh? Do they make anything for carrying...

PegPacker eh? Do they make anything for carrying extra FUDGE???
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 21,853
Posted By Mr D Hertz
Hi- Was that you I pulled up next to today...

Hi-
Was that you I pulled up next to today heading south on the 5 at about 10:45AM?
If so, I was the one on the black 950.
Mitch
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-20-2008, 11:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 583
Posted By Mr D Hertz
Hey- I live in the San Diego area....let me...

Hey-
I live in the San Diego area....let me know if you need anything!

Mitch
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-08-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By Mr D Hertz
.....actually we were all just kidding. Those...

.....actually we were all just kidding. Those things SUCK!!:rofl

Nahh....I love my 06 950. It's BAAAADAAAASSSSS!!!

Congrats!

Mitch
Forum: Face plant 07-23-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 25,386
Posted By Mr D Hertz
a sad irony

My wife died of cancer a year ago. Dennis and I had never met, but he saw something I had written about it and reached out to me and offered to go for a ride together and hang out a bit. We hadn't...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-04-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By Mr D Hertz
The Bill Mayer seat is probably just as...

The Bill Mayer seat is probably just as comfortable, or nearly so, but not so FUGLY! Check that one out.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-29-2008, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,997
Posted By Mr D Hertz
+1

+1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-01-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,326
Posted By Mr D Hertz
I believe the dimensions of the "Cruiser small"...

I believe the dimensions of the "Cruiser small" size are 12" x 18"
It's not a perfect rectangle though. It seems to be the longest and narrowest thing they offer.

The "Cruiser medium" is listed...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-01-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,326
Posted By Mr D Hertz
Most likely it is directly caused by your muscle...

Most likely it is directly caused by your muscle tone, which would deteriorate with age and/or lack of excercise....which might also increase the size of your butt. I never thought too much about my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-01-2008, 08:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,326
Posted By Mr D Hertz
That depends on how much you inflate it, but you...

That depends on how much you inflate it, but you get the best results by inflating it to the MINIMUM it takes to keep your butt suspended on air.
I'm guessing it makes a 1/2" difference or so....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-31-2008, 10:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,326
Posted By Mr D Hertz
In that pic, it's the low gel seat. That's the...

In that pic, it's the low gel seat. That's the only stock KTM seat I own for that bike. I figure it probably keeps the lowest possible seating position of all the seats I have.

If I was riding off...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-31-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19,347
Views: 8,056,996
Posted By Mr D Hertz
Alaska

Alaska
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-31-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,326
Posted By Mr D Hertz
BTW, I'd be careful with that "drinking and...

BTW, I'd be careful with that "drinking and driving" thing (if you're serious about that)...I've lost a friend or two that way.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-31-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19,347
Views: 8,056,996
Posted By Mr D Hertz
LOL...not that it matters, but there are no...

LOL...not that it matters, but there are no problems with stickers on the Aqualine tanks - except on the crash guard part where it says "Safari" (nothing will stick on that surface). Let me know how...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-31-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,326
Posted By Mr D Hertz
Here's the link to the manufacturer: ...

Here's the link to the manufacturer:
http://www.therohostore.com/Departments/Comfort-Products/AIRHAWK-Motorcycle-Seat-Cushions.aspx?gclid=CNOZpq7EuJICFQ06awodVXN1cA

If you do a Google search,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-31-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,326
Posted By Mr D Hertz
Exactly! BTW, I also wanted to mention...

Exactly!

BTW, I also wanted to mention that this bike is absolutely amazing! IMHO, the best thing about the 950/990 is it's ability to go anywhere and do anything! I guess that sounds kind of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-31-2008, 04:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,326
Posted By Mr D Hertz
The most comfortable 950/990 seat EVER is....

...any seat with an Airhawk. Before you blabber on about any other custom seats to me, please know that I own a Renazco, a Bill Mayer, a Corbin, and a low gel KTM for this bike. I wanted something I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-31-2008, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19,347
Views: 8,056,996
Posted By Mr D Hertz
Here's the current version:

Here's the current version:
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-07-2008, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By Mr D Hertz
My solution is to have a couple of different...

My solution is to have a couple of different seats. My personal favorite for long road trips (either 1 up or 2 up) is the "Rocky" Mayer seat. VERY comfortable, but not shaped ideally for off road....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-06-2008, 02:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,379
Posted By Mr D Hertz
It's a pointless and annoying exercise in...

It's a pointless and annoying exercise in speculation.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,873
Posted By Mr D Hertz
I have not driven a 990, but I love my (US) 06...

I have not driven a 990, but I love my (US) 06 950. The last and best of the carbed ones.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-01-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,507
Posted By Mr D Hertz
Yup, that's a pretty ride out there. That's my...

Yup, that's a pretty ride out there. That's my shop of choice too. Not the closest to me here in Oceanside, but worth the trip. I'm sure glad the fires didn't get 'em!
If you ever want some company...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-12-2008, 05:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,016
Posted By Mr D Hertz
Which did he cut down...his nose or the...

Which did he cut down...his nose or the windscreen?


:eek1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-06-2007, 10:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,021
Posted By Mr D Hertz
Very good CP! (I do audio for a...

Very good CP!

(I do audio for a living.....so there's finally a technical question I can answer here...lol)

Might as well use what the microphone manufacturers use....which is open cell foam....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-16-2007, 03:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,135
Posted By Mr D Hertz
WOW! Thanks for the hospitality Chendog!...

WOW! Thanks for the hospitality Chendog! Definitely contact me if you get down this way. I haven't been through NM in a long time.....that would be fun for sure! I'll keep you posted as my plans for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-15-2007, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,135
Posted By Mr D Hertz
Allright then! I feel better about the Orange...

Allright then! I feel better about the Orange cover!

"World Cruiser".....I like the sound of that too....sometime I want to do some riding in Europe as well as North and South America. Then there...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-15-2007, 01:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,135
Posted By Mr D Hertz
I must say that the bike DOES feel bigger and...

I must say that the bike DOES feel bigger and heavier with the Aqualine tanks installed. I filled them up right away to get a sense of how the increase in fuel will affect handling etc. My intended...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-15-2007, 11:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,135
Posted By Mr D Hertz
Maybe it will make ME look slimmer too! ...

Maybe it will make ME look slimmer too!

(probably not)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-15-2007, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,135
Posted By Mr D Hertz
Yeah, I understand. I only ended up buying it...

Yeah, I understand. I only ended up buying it because my dealer got it by mistake and gave it to me cheap.....but I think there may be issues with it, as you pointed out. It may or may not stay on my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-15-2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,135
Posted By Mr D Hertz
Hi- Here's a shot of the front end. Standard...

Hi-
Here's a shot of the front end. Standard mounting position for the TT light kit. The Stebel horn is in there too.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-15-2007, 09:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,135
Posted By Mr D Hertz
I'm almost there.... I'm self employed I...

I'm almost there....

I'm self employed
I HAVE a beard (usually)
I'll be taking shorter trips around the southwest this winter, and then Alaska next year.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-15-2007, 12:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,135
Posted By Mr D Hertz
I just put them on....I assume mileage will be...

I just put them on....I assume mileage will be about the same. However, the RANGE will be entirely different!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-15-2007, 12:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,135
Posted By Mr D Hertz
I'll be "posing" all the way through Alaska next...

I'll be "posing" all the way through Alaska next summer....LOL

I agree that the Orange engine cover and the stickers are unnecessary....I was just having some fun. The rest of the farkle list is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-15-2007, 12:23 AM
Replies: 19,347
Views: 8,056,996
Posted By Mr D Hertz
and 1 more

and 1 more
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-15-2007, 12:21 AM
Replies: 19,347
Views: 8,056,996
Posted By Mr D Hertz
Here's mine:

Here's mine:
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-14-2007, 11:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,135
Posted By Mr D Hertz
New Aqualine Tanks on my 950!

Here's a pic of my 06 950 Adv with the new Safari Tanks. I'm pretty much finished building this bike up the way I want it. It's got:

12 gallon Aqualine tanks
Scotts Steering Damper
Touratech HID...
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