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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,505
Posted By Hochtouren
Normally run TKC80's and love them but the 990...

Normally run TKC80's and love them but the 990 eats that back tire like a snack. Rode from Calgary to Inuvik last summer, then top of the world highway and home through Alaska over a lot of harsh...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,885,015
Posted By Hochtouren
I can go flat out all day with the high fender -...

I can go flat out all day with the high fender - never an issue and works/looks like it should.
Forum: Alaska 03-13-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 25,330
Posted By Hochtouren
D2D Sign Up How to post: 1. Copy these...

D2D Sign Up
How to post:
1. Copy these instructions along with the most current list of names.
2. Hit "New Reply" button (no, not the "quote" button).
3. Paste your copy.
4. Add the next number...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-04-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,859
Posted By Hochtouren
I have never enjoyed riding anything this much....

I have never enjoyed riding anything this much. You know when you involuntarily yell out or laugh in your private helmet world that you're in a good place. Hi-tech meets Neanderthal nuts.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-01-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,885,015
Posted By Hochtouren
Awesome fall day - long overdue run with...

Awesome fall day - long overdue run with BeemaKilla. Hit Powderface, then northeast from Cochrane up the FTR, west to Cremona country and home again. What a great cranium cleaner.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-18-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,885,015
Posted By Hochtouren
I can't explain it - dreamed of a blue one for...

I can't explain it - dreamed of a blue one for years, and when I went to do the deal, I looked at the white one, changed my mind on the spot and bought it instead. Haven't looked back. Confirmed...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-13-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11,190
Views: 2,389,785
Posted By Hochtouren
You're a braver man than I am - I got home from...

You're a braver man than I am - I got home from my first off-road session and spooned it off for a TKC80 and it's still sitting on the shelf with 200K on it. Too much pucker.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-13-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,885,015
Posted By Hochtouren
Cool - sorry I didn't wave!

Cool - sorry I didn't wave!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-10-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,885,015
Posted By Hochtouren
Went for a mental health break on Sunday. Started...

Went for a mental health break on Sunday. Started off dodging tourists, Cruiser Weenies and Faux Sons of Anarchy at Bragg Creek after hitting the Antique Bike Show/Swap Meet at Millarville. Ended up...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-10-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,885,015
Posted By Hochtouren
Congrats - you're going to love it.

Congrats - you're going to love it.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-28-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 65,922
Posted By Hochtouren
That's would be cool, plus it's good for the...

That's would be cool, plus it's good for the economy... starts a whole new obsession and more expensive googling...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-21-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,885,015
Posted By Hochtouren
Thanks - I thought so too. Stainless crash bars...

Thanks - I thought so too. Stainless crash bars and changing the orange handguards out to black toned it down significantly.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-20-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11,190
Views: 2,389,785
Posted By Hochtouren
And to think I catch hell for MY little tire...

And to think I catch hell for MY little tire collection...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-20-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 65,922
Posted By Hochtouren
I don't think so... go together in a Hansel and...

I don't think so... go together in a Hansel and Gretel sort of way for those of you who appreciate aesthetics. Finally found an R90S - the 'bike I never had'. Score!

It needs work - hasn't run...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-20-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,885,015
Posted By Hochtouren
Love to see people take the time to innovate -...

Love to see people take the time to innovate - nicely done.

Took a fast mental health tour from Highwood down the FTR to Coleman, Frank Slide and home up Hwy 22. First stop, Black Diamond bakery...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-02-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11,190
Views: 2,389,785
Posted By Hochtouren
Laugh Okay - get you. Mine were aimed at the sky too,...

Okay - get you. Mine were aimed at the sky too, so had to use the bottom bolts to move the frames in a long way then top bolt to tilt them out. The bright lamp is awesome as you say - capable of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-01-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11,190
Views: 2,389,785
Posted By Hochtouren
Just did mine. Pop the screen off and you'll see...

Just did mine. Pop the screen off and you'll see adjusting bolts with hex heads, one at the top and two at the bottom of each. I put mine in the garage and shut the door and adjusted that way to get...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-01-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,885,015
Posted By Hochtouren
What's "too far" ??? Never heard of it. Have...

What's "too far" ??? Never heard of it. Have fun!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11,190
Views: 2,389,785
Posted By Hochtouren
The orange looks hardcore - nicely done.

The orange looks hardcore - nicely done.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11,190
Views: 2,389,785
Posted By Hochtouren
Interesting location - after installing the TT...

Interesting location - after installing the TT twin light setup, I had to mount the horn further up inside the fairing as the internal light frame leaves no room for anything. Will have to have a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-28-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11,190
Views: 2,389,785
Posted By Hochtouren
Replaced the horn. Seems like a nothing, but try...

Replaced the horn. Seems like a nothing, but try commuting in heavy traffic without one - feel pretty naked. No shortage of morons on their phones, eating breakfast, applying makeup or lighting...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-24-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11,190
Views: 2,389,785
Posted By Hochtouren
Nice pics - 400 is a full day, and +1 on the...

Nice pics - 400 is a full day, and +1 on the Scorpion comments. After seeing how well the TKC80"s behave on the street, I'm not sure what reason there would be to put up with the non-performance of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-23-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11,190
Views: 2,389,785
Posted By Hochtouren
Took it to play in the rain. Two Bro's were...

Took it to play in the rain. Two Bro's were riding in the Ride to Conquer Cancer. 1800 riders who raised 8 million dollars for cancer research. My favourite team jerseys were the FU Cancer team. Rode...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-18-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,885,015
Posted By Hochtouren
Great video, but that's simply too much...

Great video, but that's simply too much information.:huh
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-17-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,885,015
Posted By Hochtouren
Or two TKC80's would do it - right down the...

Or two TKC80's would do it - right down the middle.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-16-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,885,015
Posted By Hochtouren
Okay then. Fresh 908 anyone?

Okay then. Fresh 908 anyone?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-16-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,885,015
Posted By Hochtouren
First I need to review the fine print on my...

First I need to review the fine print on my insurance policy...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-14-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11,190
Views: 2,389,785
Posted By Hochtouren
Built some stainless Rotopax mounts - check out...

Built some stainless Rotopax mounts - check out the Rotopax thread if you're interested in the details. Worry be gone.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-14-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 42,861
Posted By Hochtouren
Used some 1/8" stainless and had it rolled with a...

Used some 1/8" stainless and had it rolled with a 3/4" radius to hang over my TT pannier racks. Secured on the bottom with insulated p-clamps. Turned out okay. Really happy to leave the nagging fuel...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-09-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,885,015
Posted By Hochtouren
it's not ugly! You're wrong!

it's not ugly! You're wrong!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-08-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,885,015
Posted By Hochtouren
What are you trying to say? You're the bad...

What are you trying to say? You're the bad influence that got me onto a 100+ HP dirt bike in the first place!!!![/QUOTE]

Works better for me at home if it's your fault, so let's just go with...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-07-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,885,015
Posted By Hochtouren
Replaced with the stainless steel units when I...

Replaced with the stainless steel units when I ordered the bash and pannier racks. Thought it matched the racks better and avoided the future scrape > rust > paint cycle on a high contact part.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-04-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11,190
Views: 2,389,785
Posted By Hochtouren
Busted. I've been either riding or working since...

Busted. I've been either riding or working since I put it on - haven't even had a chance to aim them properly since I got the whole setup installed. That projector on the bottom throws a pile of heat...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-04-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11,190
Views: 2,389,785
Posted By Hochtouren
Looks like it will come off reasonably well and...

Looks like it will come off reasonably well and clean up with a bit of thinner. Have an Touareg/ADV decal on the way to occupy that spot:evil
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-04-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11,190
Views: 2,389,785
Posted By Hochtouren
Just my two... I'm very happy with the TT twin...

Just my two... I'm very happy with the TT twin light windscreen setup. That big kick at the top seems to make all the difference. Significantly shorter than stock, so you get wind but it's a nice...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-02-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,885,015
Posted By Hochtouren
Sad truth is that freedom diminishes with...

Sad truth is that freedom diminishes with advancement.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,885,015
Posted By Hochtouren
Photo two rocks. No pun intended.

Photo two rocks. No pun intended.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,885,015
Posted By Hochtouren
This is what I would rather 'envision' than go to...

This is what I would rather 'envision' than go to work tomorrow...

http://sbros.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2012-KTM-990-ADV/i-MMNdQQc/0/L/IMG0202-L.jpg...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,614
Posted By Hochtouren
Okay - here you go. Viewer discretion advised! ...

Okay - here you go. Viewer discretion advised!

http://sbros.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2012-KTM-990-ADV/i-hWj8hvH/0/L/IMG0163-L.jpg...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,614
Posted By Hochtouren
The CJ is completely off of the engine and bolted...

The CJ is completely off of the engine and bolted to the frame with a beefy steel bracket. The BD is a slick setup near the stock mount, lighter and less in your face. Either choice will save your...
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