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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-21-2014, 09:52 AM
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Posted By crobox
A few home-made changes

I've posted this stuff in the homemade farkles thread, too... but that seems like a poorly-visited back corner so I'm posting them here too.

I dumped my bike a few weeks ago with stock KTM crash...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-19-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 28,225
Posted By crobox
High fender mod

I've just completed my high fender mod, with plenty of home-made parts, including:

•Fork guards
•Brake line clamps (on the fork guards)
•Brake line guide (right under the triple clamp,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-08-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 28,225
Posted By crobox
Stainless tank protectors. I dumped my bike...

Stainless tank protectors.

I dumped my bike last week with stock KTM crash bars, which bent very easily and cracked my fairing on the right side. I'm not impressed with crash bars in general. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-06-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,887,601
Posted By crobox
Thanks. Mystery solved. CR

Thanks. Mystery solved.

CR
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-06-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,887,601
Posted By crobox
Yeah I took the seat off the bike and the plastic...

Yeah I took the seat off the bike and the plastic pan is made by KTM, so I'm guessing that I have a non-embossed KTM accessory seat, or the stock 990 seat, as Masso75 suggests.

I'm guessing this...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,887,601
Posted By crobox
Hmmm... OK, thanks. Does anyone recognize...

Hmmm... OK, thanks.

Does anyone recognize this seat? Anyone know what it is?
I've seen it, or something very similar, on lots of Adventures in this thread and elsewhere.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-04-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,887,601
Posted By crobox
Hey guys- This bike is new to me... less than 2...

Hey guys-
This bike is new to me... less than 2 weeks...

Is this the stock seat?
I've seen some pictures of 950S models with a different seat, one that has no "step" like mine does. So I'm...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-29-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,887,601
Posted By crobox
I've had it for 5 days.... Went out on a...

I've had it for 5 days....

Went out on a super fun ride with a buddy and his F800...

http://www.christianristow.com/images/bikeride1.jpg

STUPID MUD!
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-14-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,887,601
Posted By crobox
New-to-me 2006 950 S, Factory decals question

Hi guys-
This is my first post which is related in any way to my new 2006 950 S. I don't even actually have it yet... it's still in Oregon but will be in my garage within about 10 days. I can...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 79,013
Views: 8,672,630
Posted By crobox
I made nylon ones because the "squeezing"...

I made nylon ones because the "squeezing" pressure of the tank on the rubber ones seemed really intense, and I thought I would ruin the rubber ones. (Not sure, in retrospect, why I was so worried...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 79,013
Views: 8,672,630
Posted By crobox
OK, thanks Tom for your reply. The vibration...

OK, thanks Tom for your reply.

The vibration on mine is definitely intense... so much so that I'm forced to think about going back to the Clarke. Which would be a shame, as I like the look of the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 79,013
Views: 8,672,630
Posted By crobox
Acerbis Tank Vibrates A Lot

I just put an Acerbis tank on my XRL, and it really vibrates a lot... at least compared to the Clarke I replaced. The vibration really ends up making the inside surfaces of my knees uncomfortable...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 1,395,277
Posted By crobox
Sold my bike today to a friend for $3K. Hope I...

Sold my bike today to a friend for $3K. Hope I don't regret the "to a friend" part.

Almost did a straight trade with him for his 1977 BMW R100/7. I have in fact been wanting to find a larger...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 07:48 PM
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Posted By crobox
No regrets

No regrets
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 06:49 PM
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Posted By crobox
http://christianristow.com/images/XR650L/petaca.jp...

http://christianristow.com/images/XR650L/petaca.jpg

Just got back from a 1.5 hour ride with my buddy and his KLR.

SO FUN!

This picture was taken down in the bottom of the "Carson...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 1,395,277
Posted By crobox
I've heard that somewhere before......

I've heard that somewhere before......
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 08:53 AM
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Posted By crobox
Thanks JJ. Good advice.

Thanks JJ. Good advice.
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 07:07 PM
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Posted By crobox
And I agree... Your bike looks great Dave. ...

And I agree...

Your bike looks great Dave.

I think the XL600 looks much better when it's a bit taller.
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 07:05 PM
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Posted By crobox
Well, predictably my bike did not sell. I'm...

Well, predictably my bike did not sell.

I'm leaving the country for about a month. I'll be working on lining up some gigs during that time, so that by the time I get back I might have a little...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 79,013
Views: 8,672,630
Posted By crobox
XL600R subframe reinforcement

This is how I reinforced the subframe on my XL600R...

http://christianristow.com/images/XLbuild/strongersubframe.jpg

http://christianristow.com/images/XLbuild/framewithmap.jpg

I wonder how...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 79,013
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Posted By crobox
I've got one rotting away in a storage shed. I...

I've got one rotting away in a storage shed. I parked it 6 years ago with some unspecified engine trouble and there it sits. I actually don't really miss it. I prefer the lighter, taller XRL.
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 1,395,277
Posted By crobox
Found it. It's the later 86/87 style. ...

Found it. It's the later 86/87 style.

Swapped it into my bike, which fired right up.

PM your address. I should be able to get it into the mail tomorrow.


CR
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 02:32 PM
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Views: 8,672,630
Posted By crobox
Reading all this... that's what I was thinking...

Reading all this... that's what I was thinking too. Can't be that hard.
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13,628
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Posted By crobox
I think I have a spare CDI. I will have to look...

I think I have a spare CDI. I will have to look tomorrow afternoon. If I can actually find it I might be able to ship it Saturday, but maybe not until Monday. I don't mind doing all that, but someone...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13,628
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Posted By crobox
If you look into the spark plug end of the plug...

If you look into the spark plug end of the plug cap, you will see a place you can insert a flat-head screwdriver. Unscrew the little brass (?) fitting in there and a little resistor will fall out. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 03:16 PM
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Posted By crobox
Picture?

Picture?
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 12:21 PM
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Posted By crobox
Yes, I fear you may be right about that. I think...

Yes, I fear you may be right about that. I think my pricing reflects my ambivalence about selling it! I clearly never studied marketing!

I keep thinking.. "Hey, maybe there is someone out there...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 1,395,277
Posted By crobox
Yes I sent my old one in first. I don't really...

Yes I sent my old one in first. I don't really know what their warranty is... Mine was at least a year-and-a-half old... maybe getting close to 2 year. And they just sent me a new one, no questions...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 10:33 PM
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Posted By crobox
Thanks for saying so, RFVC. It is a shame. Now...

Thanks for saying so, RFVC. It is a shame. Now that I've got it running, and starting easily, I'm really a bit sad about selling it. If money weren't an issue, I would keep it. If for some reason...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13,628
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Posted By crobox
Read my post, 2 posts before yours! Mine was...

Read my post, 2 posts before yours!

Mine was out of spec too, they replaced it free of charge, and the bike worked again.
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13,628
Views: 1,395,277
Posted By crobox
Selling it...

Well, sadly.... I've put it on eBay.

HERE (http://www.ebay.com/itm/121361129904?forcerRptr=true&item=121361129904&viewitem=&sspagename=ADME:L:LCA:MOTORS:1123)

What do you guys think of my...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 79,013
Views: 8,672,630
Posted By crobox
Thanks for your input, Firestone... I appreciate...

Thanks for your input, Firestone... I appreciate it.

Sorry if this is getting too technical.. but what I see in your photo is the forward edge of your knee partly covering your cylinder head, the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 79,013
Views: 8,672,630
Posted By crobox
Anyone want to trade their white or natural...

Anyone want to trade their white or natural Acerbis tank for my clear (natural) Clarke 4.7?

Christian
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 11:34 AM
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Posted By crobox
That guy has got to be shorter than me... ...

That guy has got to be shorter than me...

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13,628
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Posted By crobox
Calling all xl600lm owners

CALLING ALL XL600LM OWNERS

Hello European guys...

Last year I picked up a tank and seat from a Euro model XL600LM... like this:

http://christianristow.com/images/xl600lm.jpg

I was...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 79,013
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Posted By crobox
Yes.. exactly. Constantly hunched in full-on...

Yes.. exactly. Constantly hunched in full-on racing mode. Not ideal.

But I'll tell you... what confuses me is the fact that the XL600LM, with this tank, was a big seller in Europe, and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 79,013
Views: 8,672,630
Posted By crobox
In the long term I will be modifying this bike to...

In the long term I will be modifying this bike to be an adventure tourer, with a windscreen, luggage of some sort, probably a better headlight... and perhaps a larger tank. At some point in the next...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 79,013
Views: 8,672,630
Posted By crobox
It would interfere with the forks. In fact it...

It would interfere with the forks. In fact it interferes with the forks a VERY LITTLE BIT as I had it mounted the other day. So I really should move it back, if anything... which is counter to my...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 79,013
Views: 8,672,630
Posted By crobox
http://christianristow.com/images/XR650L/sittingon...

http://christianristow.com/images/XR650L/sittingondakartank.jpg



Interesting point about the weight balance.

I'm still pondering the tank. The issue, really, is that to get my knees tucked...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 79,013
Views: 8,672,630
Posted By crobox
I like the look of that windshield. Do you...

I like the look of that windshield. Do you remember what model BMW it's supposed to go on?

Thanks,
Christian
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