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Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 41,809
Posted By katoosh
Previous Owner did me the service of going with...

Previous Owner did me the service of going with the Power Commander V and the Autotune. Not sure what map he (or she - LOL) put in there, but it runs like a scalded cat. Little thirsty averaging 30...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 41,809
Posted By katoosh
Non-SE GRiSO

I actually prefer the cast Marchesini wheels. I think the 3 spoke design really opens up the design in contrast to the imposing lump of an engine/single sided-swingarm/CARC. And they are lighter and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 41,809
Posted By katoosh
New Griso to me 2009 8v

My 2005 KTM ADV950s got stolen. I was on the way to get an FZ-09 to get back into the sport touring/fast riding. One quick trip to Scuderia West (SF) just to see what they had. My wife pointed out a...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-07-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,182
Posted By katoosh
YMMV, indeed. Nice.

YMMV, indeed. Nice.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-31-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 42,483
Posted By katoosh
Big Improvement

I got a black gloss (thanks but no on "carbon look"), to bad no blue. That would have been nice. Looks much nicer than the weathered smoke lexan/polycarb/whatever of the aging stock one.

My...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-28-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,966
Posted By katoosh
I just got a set a week ago. Amazing so far, I...

I just got a set a week ago. Amazing so far, I cannot wait to hit the mountains of CA. I've had various knobbies on for a few years.

The thing that really intrigues me is what people say about...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,190
Posted By katoosh
Gobis suck and are ugly. I cannot believe all...

Gobis suck and are ugly. I cannot believe all the people who have had them survive multiple crashes. The mounting clasps at the back break and are wicked expensive to replace.

I use them in my...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,871
Posted By katoosh
When I used to hang with the Moto Guzzi crowd,...

When I used to hang with the Moto Guzzi crowd, one guy would show up at rallies towing is full-size canoe. But that's a friggin' Guzzi, not a KTM LC8.

BTW, the guy looked really happy floating...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,265
Posted By katoosh
Mefo Super Explorer for $165. I was shocked...

Mefo Super Explorer for $165. I was shocked until I checked the KLR650 where I got my last Stonemaster rear, and it was also in that same range.

I LOVE the Stonemaster!

Guess, I'll be doing...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By katoosh
I knew that was coming.

I knew that was coming.
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,044
Posted By katoosh
I'm pretty stoked that Renazco has some...

I'm pretty stoked that Renazco has some competition. His seats look great and I'm sure they are really nice. Wait time is brutal.

I'm not sure about his business model. Seems to work for him....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,504
Posted By katoosh
I say slow down until you get some more...

I say slow down until you get some more experience as many others have said. 60 mph on a monster dual sport loaded requires some level of skill.

Take that thing out without gear and practice...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 12-18-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,397
Posted By katoosh
What about about Monache Meadows?

What about about Monache Meadows?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-17-2008, 04:34 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 10,862
Posted By katoosh
Holy Dead Thread!

Oceano Dunes SP

Downside--no bars within stumbling distance.

Upside--a drunken fall in sand (at walking speed) doesn't hurt too much.

I've never ridden there, but it looks excellent.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-16-2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 40,074
Posted By katoosh
One more into the mix. See you all on Friday. ...

One more into the mix. See you all on Friday. Hopefully fairly early.

Had a great time in '06. Dumont Dunes and Steel Pass being major high points.

I might have missed a few key...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-04-2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,156
Posted By katoosh
I am 100% happy with the work of Superplush. I...

I am 100% happy with the work of Superplush. I live in SF, so was able to remove the forks and WALK them over to Scuderia West. Now that's convenient.

They have done a bunch of 950 specific...
Forum: Racing 07-28-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,361
Posted By katoosh
We need video!

We need video!
Forum: Orange Crush 07-28-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,183
Posted By katoosh
Ricardo Kuhn

Is Ricardo still making his stuff?

That stuff looked a treat, and he is a fellow inmate.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-28-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,769
Posted By katoosh
Klevins, go Super Plush

I see, Klevins, you live in San Francisco. Now that you got your problem sorted, take your old girl down to Scuderia West and get your forks revalved and sprung for your weight and riding style. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-28-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,863
Posted By katoosh
+1 on the "To Close"

... but we routinely do it, no?

Incumbent in this situation is having a plan not just for negotiating the track, but also dealing with exactly this situation--someone falling right in front of...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By katoosh
+1 on the amateur license

Just got my "ticket," and am a TOTAL NOOB.

That said, seems like the potential in infinite. From a $125 (basic but nice) handheld transceiver (HT) to basically the moon, i.e. bouncing your...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-24-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,520
Posted By katoosh
Killer tire

This rear and one of them Michelin Extreme Heavy Duty tubes and you are good to go.

I had a patched tube that leaked down to 16 psi and then stopped. Had I rode for 6 weeks before dragging out...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-24-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 911
Posted By katoosh
Cannon? Regardless, that is great video! ...

Cannon?

Regardless, that is great video! Stand Up, Amigo! That way you have farther to fall when you BIFF.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-24-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 17,631
Posted By katoosh
[quote=PbdBlue]Have you tried it? I think you...

[quote=PbdBlue]Have you tried it? I think you need a Cray :eek1 quote]

I haven't tried the "upgrade." But I do need a new computer. Where can I get one of those Crays? Do the have built in...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-19-2008, 11:32 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 28,465
Posted By katoosh
Such a nice story, and you tell it so well....

What a saga. I, too, commend you for your persistence and patience. I have a '05.5 that had the issue solved by rad cap, and I found that frustrating enough.

Out of curiousity, I understand...
Forum: Face plant 09-28-2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,286
Posted By katoosh
My 2 centavos

I was riding with my wife on back. Wife, mind you, not GF. ATGATT, for all parties concerned.

But I cracked the throttle a little to aggressively on the ol' KTM 950 and felt her kind of loss...
Forum: Face plant 09-28-2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,527
Posted By katoosh
Yeah, baby. Tears rolling down my "other"...

Yeah, baby.

Tears rolling down my "other" cheeks.
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,305
Posted By katoosh
Klim is Canadadian, eh?

I LOVE my Klim Mojove pants. These things absolutely rock. I were knee protection underneath. I don't fancy on road biff in them but they are comfy.

Aerostitch Roadcrafter up top when it's chilly...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-28-2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,503
Posted By katoosh
aurel unleashed on the world

This is going to be good.

You must come to the west of the US. I'm still looking for the official aurel way to make potage. The pictures helped, but I need a demonstration.

Bon chance.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-27-2007, 03:25 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 109,192
Posted By katoosh
And God knows you have to pack a lot of shit when...

And God knows you have to pack a lot of shit when your heading to 6000' from Central Illinois.

I don't see how anyone can say that if they keep the 950 up in the upper range of revs. Like others...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-01-2007, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By katoosh
I don't remember them being so bad. And I'm an...

I don't remember them being so bad. And I'm an idiot (and freely admit it).

Removing those little plugs was a pain in the ass, and I didn't use no steenkin' "reverse drill bit." Just don't fuck...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-01-2007, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,927
Posted By katoosh
Looking Good!!

For prototypes. I can't wait to see the carbon fibre version. Are you up to the task, Ricardo?

Even with the wide ass panniers, I think it will be a big benefit as it will help balance for aft...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-24-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,252
Posted By katoosh
You will be very happy with them. Another...

You will be very happy with them.

Another big point (over Gobi's), they are infinitely more dourable and the friggin' latches won't break of at particularly pain in the ass moments. Ask me how I...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-19-2007, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,526
Posted By katoosh
That's a lotta lead

I had my first set of TKC installed by the able folk at Scuderia West. They balanced them. I have never seen so much lead on a rim ever.

Subsequent Rally Raids on the back, and no more...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-13-2007, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,698
Posted By katoosh
I still love the "Alabama Safety Shoes." ...

I still love the "Alabama Safety Shoes."

The absoulute key to the whole thing, a point I learned from the Neduro thread, is to make SURE the bead rests in the "valley" of the rim. If this is the...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-29-2007, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By katoosh
Pricey little buggers

And doomed to failure.

That's why I bit the bullet and went Zega.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2007, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,353
Posted By katoosh
Steroid injection will have you right as rain in...

Steroid injection will have you right as rain in no time. Preferably done trailside with supplies from your underseat medical kit. I'd go with a relatively fine gauge needle.

Why prevent when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2007, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,558
Posted By katoosh
I split at what sound like the same speed as you....

I split at what sound like the same speed as you. My rule is 15 mph faster than the cagers and rarely over 45 mph.

I tend to move right and let people (bikes) pass on the left. That's just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,877
Posted By katoosh
Lazy, or really clever?

Lazy, or really clever?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2007, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By katoosh
I heard the same and was pretty amazed also. I...

I heard the same and was pretty amazed also. I believe each moto is 30 min plus two laps. They said Ricky Carmichael's heartrate reached 180 by the end of the first lap and stayed there for the...
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