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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 07-14-2008, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By dsherod
The Open Source version of KTM Books: ...

The Open Source version of KTM Books:

http://www.ktm950.info/
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 07-13-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,561
Posted By dsherod
Gotta make room for: Which front tire for......

Gotta make room for:

Which front tire for...

and

What's that cable in the toolkit for?
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2008, 01:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,598
Posted By dsherod
Sol

Sol
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 07-09-2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,772
Posted By dsherod
Congratulations Henry. I watched the video of...

Congratulations Henry. I watched the video of your fuel stranding. Che coglioni enormi. :freaky
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 07-09-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19,043
Views: 7,796,171
Posted By dsherod
Great shot and looks like great fun.

Great shot and looks like great fun.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 07-09-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19,043
Views: 7,796,171
Posted By dsherod
Yep, the last time I flat-footed the 990 that's...

Yep, the last time I flat-footed the 990 that's what it looked like... Up to the axles. :rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 07-09-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,773
Posted By dsherod
The first ride you are being taken on is an...

The first ride you are being taken on is an "early" service cycle. The 2nd service is scheduled for 7,500 kilometers which is about 4,700 miles. There's a lot of "inspection" that takes place at...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 07-08-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,471
Posted By dsherod
Wow, I'm going to call and give them my address...

Wow, I'm going to call and give them my address for a commission check :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 07-04-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,471
Posted By dsherod
It appeared that the fitment issue being...

It appeared that the fitment issue being discussed in the thread was for 950 SEs. In any event, mine is a 990A and I had zero problems (having had the dealer do it :wink:). In fact, I'd say the fit...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 07-04-2008, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,471
Posted By dsherod
Well, it's been 3 1/2 months and 4700 miles since...

Well, it's been 3 1/2 months and 4700 miles since I added the LV and 16T and while there have been other mods made to the bike, none are quite as dramatic as the pipes and sprocket. I still don't...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,249
Posted By dsherod
I'd send the money to a needy friend in CA. PM...

I'd send the money to a needy friend in CA. PM me and I'll forward you his address. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2008, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By dsherod
Thanks Ruffus. This sounds like what I'll do. ...

Thanks Ruffus. This sounds like what I'll do. Probably makes for a decent run-flat solution as well. Well see how it goes, but I think I'll put in a seconf rim lock and then dynamically balance...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By dsherod
Adding a second rim lock makes a lot of sense. ...

Adding a second rim lock makes a lot of sense.

So, do you drill a new hole 90 degrees from the current rim lock and run the valve there and put the new rim lock where the tube is now making the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By dsherod
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr TaTaTataa

My new (to me) 06 450 EXC has a front tire harmonic oscillation on pavement. As best I can convey in words it's brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr tatatat, brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr tatatat. Meaning with a repetition...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 06-28-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By dsherod
So, today was the first dirty day with the TKC80...

So, today was the first dirty day with the TKC80 and as promised here are my impressions.

Very confident and fast on gravel, even modestly deep gravel. Well mannered in loose dirt and even loose...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 670
Posted By dsherod
Goodbye Dakar... Hello Six Days

While perusing the 2009 KTM USA site, something came to mind. KTM, for 2009, is marketing a Six Days version of a few models. Now we all know KTM's history with Dakar, but is it possible that with...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 06-25-2008, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,175
Posted By dsherod
IMHO, the ADV is the best *Army* bike KTM sells. ...

IMHO, the ADV is the best *Army* bike KTM sells. You know... "Be all that you can be". When I first bought my 990A, my daughter commented, "that looks like a Transformer", referring to the toy...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 51,820
Posted By dsherod
I could not find a 450 EXC owners thread so this...

I could not find a 450 EXC owners thread so this will have to do.

I just bought an 06 450 EXC that has a D/S kit but had never been plated. The proper papers went to the CA DMV today and I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 06-20-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,188
Posted By dsherod
So, is your conclusion that the next best hope...

So, is your conclusion that the next best hope for managing fuel economy is Tuneboy?

--or--

For the $0.00 investment crowd:

best mpg = stock map
best hp = Akra map

Your thoughts?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 06-20-2008, 09:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,603
Posted By dsherod
+1

+1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 06-19-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,152
Posted By dsherod
Open the gas caps memontarily and listen for a...

Open the gas caps memontarily and listen for a wooshing sound. You might have a pinched vent line and the vacuum is starving the fuel pump.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 06-19-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,515
Posted By dsherod
Oops. I suppose that's an important detail I...

Oops. I suppose that's an important detail I missed. :eek1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 06-19-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,515
Posted By dsherod
This is typical performance as I have observed. ...

This is typical performance as I have observed. Remember the tank is smaller on the 990, and the 950 jetting could be quite lean in parts of the power curve. The FI tends to dump more fuel in to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 06-19-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By dsherod
TKC 80 Front Handling Characteristics

At the 4700 mile mark on my 08 990 ADV I removed the stock Scorpion and replaced it with a TKC 80 for the better off-road performance and adequate pavement performance. I felt, while fresh in my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 06-17-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,603
Posted By dsherod
On the 990 the SAS is a function of the ECU and...

On the 990 the SAS is a function of the ECU and is turned off with the remap to the Akra map, so it is unnecessary to remove from a functional point of view. Turning off, or removing, the SAS...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 06-13-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,107
Posted By dsherod
Well, I'll be a sunna-vabeech... it works. I...

Well, I'll be a sunna-vabeech... it works.

I took one look at the video, and thought... no way my 990 goes up that easily. So, I had to immediately go out to the garage to give it a heave-ho.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 06-12-2008, 10:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,904
Posted By dsherod
Pretty consistently between 200 and 220 km. The...

Pretty consistently between 200 and 220 km. The worst 198 km.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 06-11-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,107
Posted By dsherod
Get off the bike first, Michael :rofl

Get off the bike first, Michael :rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 06-11-2008, 09:12 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,107
Posted By dsherod
Face the right rear tail light, grab the...

Face the right rear tail light, grab the passenger peg bracket, step down hard on the centerstand lever and LIFT. Lately, I can only get mine up with about half a tank of fuel or less. Must be the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 06-10-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,966
Posted By dsherod
Definitely sound like fuel delivery. Not sure of...

Definitely sound like fuel delivery. Not sure of the design of the 950 fuel pump, but sounds like possible pump cavitation. You should check all the fuel lines to see that none are collaping under...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 06-08-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,296
Posted By dsherod
dvgonzo, Cut back on the hooch. This is...

dvgonzo,

Cut back on the hooch. This is Orange Crush. He is talking about his 06 KTM 950 S.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 06-07-2008, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By dsherod
What did you all do with the side stand? Did you...

What did you all do with the side stand? Did you have to cut it? How much? What do you do with the stand when you switch back to the 21/18 setup for the dirt?

Same questions for the center...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-06-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,755
Posted By dsherod
Congratulations to Chad Black and family. ...

Congratulations to Chad Black and family. Coincidentally, today I was talking to All American KTM and the winner in Class 21 was an All American KTM 450 XC with Carlos Casas aboard. An interesting...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 06-06-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,886
Posted By dsherod
You're looking at paying $958.00 for an extra...

You're looking at paying $958.00 for an extra 12-months of warranty and some resale value. The only difference between the bikes is that the 07 has a 12-month warranty, 24 months for the 08.

When...
Forum: Vendors 06-06-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,040
Posted By dsherod
I could not locate "Two Wheel dRiver" or any...

I could not locate "Two Wheel dRiver" or any permutation of the name on the IRS's Pub 78 which list registered tax exempt 501c charities.

This may or may not be a scam, but can you imagine KTM...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 06-05-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 435,663
Posted By dsherod
I know you are going to think me crazy, but...

I know you are going to think me crazy, but follow this:

I have an '08 990 ADV that I bought 3 months ago. Many of the complaints I've seen here in Orange Crush I have ignored as subjective, or...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2008, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By dsherod
The dealer, a reputable one that I trust, has...

The dealer, a reputable one that I trust, has cleared the VIN with CA DMV.
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By dsherod
Such a Deal!

I have the opportunity to buy a 2006 KTM 450 EXC plate-able in CA in near new condition with 26 hours. The bike has been dealer maintained and has a documented history. The price $5000.

I'm in...
Forum: Vendors 06-03-2008, 12:19 AM
Replies: 432
Views: 96,411
Posted By dsherod
This is going to up the demand for SE's. :thumb

This is going to up the demand for SE's. :thumb
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 06-01-2008, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,276
Posted By dsherod
Talk to the sale manager and explain your service...

Talk to the sale manager and explain your service experience. I.e., create some tension between sales and service. See how they react. If you are from that point on given gold glove service and...
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