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Forum: Racing 07-15-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 1,111
Views: 101,779
Posted By halfcab
Yes it is.

Yes it is.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-14-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 863
Views: 107,863
Posted By halfcab
My experience using the OEM mount on my 990 is...

My experience using the OEM mount on my 990 is the further you hang the GPS out there the more it likes to bounces.
My old eyes find a bouncing GPS vary distracting and difficult to use/read on the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-13-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 863
Views: 107,863
Posted By halfcab
Looks nice but, that is a lot of weight suspended...

Looks nice but, that is a lot of weight suspended that far out. How do you plan on keeping the GPS from bouncing just riding bad pavement?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 06-18-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,638
Posted By halfcab
Not sure of which Scorp's your referring to but...

Not sure of which Scorp's your referring to but the A/T's that came on my 990R shocked me in how good this STREET TIRE worked off road on the 990. I would not dare try that tire on my 640 LC4E.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-14-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,205
Posted By halfcab
A problem with using the common 950/990 top of...

A problem with using the common 950/990 top of dash type mount is the mount can brake if using a heavy GPS that is allowed to bounce.

On the 990 I prefer the GPS mounted behind the windscreen,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 06-14-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By halfcab
You could try and hand make the under dash part...

You could try and hand make the under dash part you need. Your local Lowe's should have everything you need depending on the tools you own.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-14-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,884
Posted By halfcab
On one of my KTM's I'm using a Glisson with the...

On one of my KTM's I'm using a Glisson with the 276C. At one time I was also thinking the antenna connector on the 276 was bad.

Make sure the antenna connector adapter on the Giisson wire lead is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 04-14-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,891
Posted By halfcab
Congrads on the new 012 990R. I have never...

Congrads on the new 012 990R.
I have never enjoyed a bike as much I enjoy my 012 990R.

The first thing I had to change was the throttle cam and wind screen. I'm thinking about going back to the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 03-20-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 932
Posted By halfcab
I have found the stock tool kit that came with my...

I have found the stock tool kit that came with my 2012 990R works vary well. I make it a point to use the tool kit at home when servicing the bike.

You can't remove the rear shock with it are...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 03-16-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By halfcab
Permatex Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive Sealant.......

Permatex Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive Sealant.... It's holding my 990 carbon covers on.
I also used it to stick the case covers on a DRZ in 04 and was still holding with no signs of giving up when I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 03-16-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By halfcab
Motor heat would be just one of the many reasons...

Motor heat would be just one of the many reasons to NOT use double sided tape. I'm not impressed with the 3m tape.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-26-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,002
Posted By halfcab
The same thing happened the other year at a small...

The same thing happened the other year at a small KTM dealer in Columbia. They stole a nearby U-hall truck to load all the dirt bikes that were on the show room floor into.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 02-26-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 11,053
Views: 2,343,006
Posted By halfcab
Vary nice, but adds more weight :rofl

Vary nice, but adds more weight :rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 02-16-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By halfcab
My speed-O cable was the problem. One of the...

My speed-O cable was the problem. One of the wires inside the cable/housing had almost broken into. The bad area on the cable was about 3" from the plug, in the area where the wire crimped if...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-02-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By halfcab
TT makes some nice mounts (I own two) and the key...

TT makes some nice mounts (I own two) and the key lock on that mount is a nice feature to have.

BUT, that is a lot of weight to hang on the KTM GPS mount, and a few reports of that KTM GPS...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 02-02-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,857
Posted By halfcab
That is a bummer, but still usable for now. It...

That is a bummer, but still usable for now. It will get worse.

Over the years this has been a common problem with Kawasaki.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 01-19-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,927
Posted By halfcab
This has been a common problem over the years on...

This has been a common problem over the years on some Ford motors. Do a search to find what trick works best for you.

If it were my bike I would pull the head, but you do not have to.

Good...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 12-05-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 435,663
Posted By halfcab
The Rally Raid works great for me, 5'11 and wear...

The Rally Raid works great for me, 5'11 and wear a Shoei X11.
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By halfcab
It's not for me. A five speed trans, what...

It's not for me.

A five speed trans, what were they thinking.

My #1 complaint with my 640 LC4 is 5 speed trans.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 11-22-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,486
Posted By halfcab
I have had a few 908's on the front of my 640...

I have had a few 908's on the front of my 640 LC4. My experance with that tire (on the LC4) is air pressure over 17.5 psi brought on massive head shake on pavement at speeds over 65 mph. I would not...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 11-05-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,532
Posted By halfcab
Had several of the Penton's myself back in the...

Had several of the Penton's myself back in the day running Enduro's. I was Dual Sporting/Adv riding before they had a name for it.

Yes Sir, I know about bad knees.

Here on the East Coast...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 09-26-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,972
Posted By halfcab
I agree that you might be happier with an SE. ...

I agree that you might be happier with an SE.

The question is what are you calling long range?

I own a 450 EXC and a 640E plus the 990R. In this area the 640 is my long range 100% street...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 09-07-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,357
Posted By halfcab
At first I thought the center stand was tight on...

At first I thought the center stand was tight on my new 2012 990R. But now I like it that way, makes it easy to use.

I keep thinking about removing the center stand because it looks out of place...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 08-08-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 11,053
Views: 2,343,006
Posted By halfcab
Thanks Rooster.

Thanks Rooster.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 08-05-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11,053
Views: 2,343,006
Posted By halfcab
Rescued a new 2012 990 R from a dealer that...

Rescued a new 2012 990 R from a dealer that should stick to selling Japanese street bikes only.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 08-05-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,740
Posted By halfcab
The 990 plus carrier should be over 500lbs,...

The 990 plus carrier should be over 500lbs, sticking out past the front bumper of an F150. This is not a good idea.

There are many places to load and unload from the bed, you just need to drive...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 08-02-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,227
Posted By halfcab
I have been a clip user since 1974 and will...

I have been a clip user since 1974 and will continue to do so. Why, because I remove the chain for inspection and cleaning quite often plus I replace the counter shaft sprocket when needed.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 07-28-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,452
Posted By halfcab
I'm sorry, the only thing bad assed about the new...

I'm sorry, the only thing bad assed about the new 1190 is motor size, not it's appearance.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By halfcab
When I stumble onto the right used 690 the EFI...

When I stumble onto the right used 690 the EFI will be replaced by a 41 FCR. EFI is great as long as everything is working correctly, and there are two many thing to not work, and at the worse time. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2010, 06:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,407
Posted By halfcab
The Husky TM 630 sure wins the ugly contest. ...

The Husky TM 630 sure wins the ugly contest.

If the 630 "does" have a wide ratio trans, that will be a plus over the 690.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,441
Posted By halfcab
There are "better" and "correct" ways to replace...

There are "better" and "correct" ways to replace fork seals on a KTM.

Nothing personnel toward you Truckin_Thumper, but I could not recommend anyone fellowing your procedure unless there in the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2010, 03:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By halfcab
Cam wear is something I don't believe you need to...

Cam wear is something I don't believe you need to worry about.

I have been wanting to drop in the 660 cam. But with no "true" spec to be found anywhere on the 660 cam it's a total shot in the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By halfcab
Unfortunately the 640 are all 5 speeds, Oh how I...

Unfortunately the 640 are all 5 speeds, Oh how I wish they were a 6 speed.

I don't care about MPG on a motorcycle because it varys so much because of riding style and set up.
I can get 200...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,346
Posted By halfcab
The Hard Parts side cover with the small screen...

The Hard Parts side cover with the small screen is designed to replace the solid plastic cover between the side cover and air box.

Unless you have modified your BT 40 constant velocity carb I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,038
Posted By halfcab
What is wrong with stock Brembo pads? I...

What is wrong with stock Brembo pads?

I know there are a lot of riders using aftermarket mostly because they are half the price of Brembo pads. But they replace the aftermarket two/three/four...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By halfcab
Yes I do use them. It depends on what bike...

Yes I do use them.

It depends on what bike you are putting it on, and what your wanting.

On one if my bikes it makes a great difference and I adjust it when needed.
On the other bike it just...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,197
Posted By halfcab
A "RFS" KTM will NOT/should NOT blow up. It will...

A "RFS" KTM will NOT/should NOT blow up. It will be vary happy doing what your planning on doing. It more then likely will be over kill, like taking a gun to a knife fight.

For dual sporting I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,010
Posted By halfcab
If that 525 XC has a wide ratio trans with six...

If that 525 XC has a wide ratio trans with six speed like the EXC it could be capable of doing the same as the 640 LC4. The RFS motor is a great dependable motor and will handle anything you can...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2010, 03:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By halfcab
Only if you got the other parts to utilize the...

Only if you got the other parts to utilize the larger ports, if not you could be backing up.

If your cyl head needs replacing it might be worth a look to swap. Have you already swapped out to a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2010, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By halfcab
Yes it will be a can of worms, but vary do-able. ...

Yes it will be a can of worms, but vary do-able.

I have not added that large light but have done away with SOME of the wiring and a few relays for this and that. I have changed speedo to elec,...
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