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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-12-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6,235
Views: 398,265
Posted By armourbl
That will be a long day for sure. Coming back in...

That will be a long day for sure. Coming back in the heat will be torture. I'd love to meet up and ride with some of you, but this one is probably too long for me for this time of year.

ben
Forum: Vendors 06-12-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2,536
Views: 357,132
Posted By armourbl
I get it guys. I can use my imagination as well....

I get it guys. I can use my imagination as well. Hoping to take advantage of earlier buyers to see how their choices worked out for them on the 990.

The 950 SE is a close comparison, but still...
Forum: Vendors 06-11-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2,536
Views: 357,132
Posted By armourbl
Any chance of seeing a comparison of the Reckless...

Any chance of seeing a comparison of the Reckless 80 and 40 on a 990 Adventure? It is really hard to decide which version I'm going to be happiest with.

I'm assuming either would need to mount on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-09-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 389,702
Posted By armourbl
I'm just popping in real quick since this caught...

I'm just popping in real quick since this caught my eye, but check out the Honda adventure bike in the background of this video. This is the African Twin I was hoping for in my mind.
...
Forum: Vendors 03-14-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2,536
Views: 357,132
Posted By armourbl
Glad to see the Reckless coming to market. This...

Glad to see the Reckless coming to market. This is the bag I've been waiting for. I sure hope you guys get a restock sometime near the end of summer as that will be when I'd probably order.

Great...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,966
Posted By armourbl
I have an FX-41 that now sits on the shelf a lot...

I have an FX-41 that now sits on the shelf a lot since I picked up a used Shoei Hornet. I had no issue at all using goggles with my 41, even could put the visor down over the goggles if I wanted.
...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,966
Posted By armourbl
Looks to me to be an exact replica of the FX-41,...

Looks to me to be an exact replica of the FX-41, but with a Bell sticker on it. Even if there are some subtle differences, may be made by same manufacturing plant.

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-06-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By armourbl
I love it when people quote prices and sources...

I love it when people quote prices and sources but provide no link to validate their claim.

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-17-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12,199
Views: 2,737,170
Posted By armourbl
If I could start all over again, this is what I'd...

If I could start all over again, this is what I'd want.

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-14-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,813
Posted By armourbl
So yet again the beloved KTM lets us down. It is...

So yet again the beloved KTM lets us down. It is a wonder they maintain such a loyal crowd of owners.

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-04-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 50,504
Posted By armourbl
Any chance at all these will work with the...

Any chance at all these will work with the wrap-around style fork guards that come on the KTM dirt bikes. That is what I'm using rather than the small bike version that only provide coverage in the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-02-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By armourbl
Such a tease... Give us the dirty details we...

Such a tease...

Give us the dirty details we you get it all sorted.

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-01-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,026
Posted By armourbl
Can a brother get a linky link...please. ben

Can a brother get a linky link...please.

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,818
Posted By armourbl
I was really disappointed with the camping...

I was really disappointed with the camping arrangements in Taos, although it seemed like options were not great no matter what. I was really surprised how few attendees camped -- it is an adventure...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,131
Posted By armourbl
right or wrong I've always just used some 1500...

right or wrong I've always just used some 1500 grit sand paper and wet sanded with fork oil when I had a rough spot on the tube. Don't have to go crazy or anything.

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,026
Posted By armourbl
Personally I'd really like the battery to be...

Personally I'd really like the battery to be moved under the seat. I'm surprised this isn't a more popular mod in the history of the 950/990.

If you could detail your install and the parts at some...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,645
Posted By armourbl
I think nothing will fit without some finesse....

I think nothing will fit without some finesse. They won't slip in as easily as with a real mx helmet.

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,384
Posted By armourbl
So many cool parts, so little money... ...

So many cool parts, so little money...

Subscribed to see the final result and report from the customer number 1.

ben
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2,536
Views: 357,132
Posted By armourbl
Just saying, they might not make these as it...

Just saying, they might not make these as it would probably defeat the purpose of some of the work they've done and may impact potential sales of the current offerings. I'm guessing there isn't much...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,560
Posted By armourbl
Pics? More info...? ben

Pics? More info...?

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 35,823
Posted By armourbl
I've always wondered why KTM used the rear brake...

I've always wondered why KTM used the rear brake master cylinder that they do on this bike. Maybe because it will see street time? Seems too big and vulnerable to me. But then look at the 690 and you...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,078
Posted By armourbl
Another vote for the Klim Badlands Pro. I can use...

Another vote for the Klim Badlands Pro. I can use it year round with a little bit of layering in the cold and a light shirt with LD Comfort sleeves in the summer.

I've even ridden with it on,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12,199
Views: 2,737,170
Posted By armourbl
Personally, I like it a lot. Keep up the good...

Personally, I like it a lot. Keep up the good work and keep posting.

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-15-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By armourbl
On the Baja, the switch controls the AUX lights....

On the Baja, the switch controls the AUX lights. Off, On when High Beam is on, and On.

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-09-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 84,637
Posted By armourbl
Nevermind. You didn't see a thing... ben

Nevermind. You didn't see a thing...

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,345
Posted By armourbl
Well, I'm looking to raise mine to R height, so...

Well, I'm looking to raise mine to R height, so let me know when you are ready to sell.

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19,777
Views: 8,381,230
Posted By armourbl
How can anyone love sand on the 990? I hate it....

How can anyone love sand on the 990? I hate it. Now, on my 450 I love it just fine....

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,345
Posted By armourbl
Would be best to have a suspension shop put in a...

Would be best to have a suspension shop put in a new spacer to limit the travel on the rear shock. Should cost much more than what it would cost to service the shock in the first place.

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,345
Posted By armourbl
I'm pretty sure you'll need a longer line. Just...

I'm pretty sure you'll need a longer line. Just playing with mine and handle bars, high fender, etc. there isn't much room to play there.

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-06-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,210
Posted By armourbl
If I were buying new wheels, I'd want a narrower...

If I were buying new wheels, I'd want a narrower rear. The stock on my 990 is just too wide in my opinion. SE wide would be better.

Would love an option to simply replace the rim with my current...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-06-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,667
Views: 325,223
Posted By armourbl
Look in just about any small bike thread and...

Look in just about any small bike thread and you'll find Navin in there with an opinion. Sometimes there is good thought process/dialogue, but you can't reach 7,000 posts in so few years always...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-05-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3,241
Views: 563,638
Posted By armourbl
Surfdog, If you decide to try and go on the...

Surfdog,

If you decide to try and go on the cheap and find one online, just be careful to order the correct cables. I when that route and messed up the first time.

ben
Forum: Road Warriors 01-04-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,667
Views: 325,223
Posted By armourbl
We looked at the 250 and 300 options because we...

We looked at the 250 and 300 options because we felt they might be the only option for my wife due to weight, reach to the ground, etc. We waited patiently to find the right bike. When the FZ07 came...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-03-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,667
Views: 325,223
Posted By armourbl
It won't be a pebble that hurts the oil filter....

It won't be a pebble that hurts the oil filter. Those things are pretty tough. I'd be more worried about crunching it on a rock in technical stuff, same for the rest of the bottom of the bike. Also...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-03-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,667
Views: 325,223
Posted By armourbl
Are you seriously complaining? My wife is 5' 2'...

Are you seriously complaining? My wife is 5' 2' and 110 pounds soaking wet. She has no issues getting this bike off the side stand.

How many sport bikes have you owned that didn't have the air...
Forum: Vendors 01-01-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 16,661
Posted By armourbl
Only way I'm trying this is if you make them in...

Only way I'm trying this is if you make them in 19". How will you judge the demand for this?

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,115
Posted By armourbl
Tell me more about he Mefo. I'm using the Super...

Tell me more about he Mefo. I'm using the Super Explorer, but no time on it yet to really judge it well. Had a 908 before that and while it didn't let me down, it did leave me wanting more.

Was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,011
Posted By armourbl
Here is mine. Not a lot of time yet running trips...

Here is mine. Not a lot of time yet running trips on the bike, but I was pretty happy with the setup. Just a large dry bag on the rear and my tank bag up front. Carried 3 liters of water on my back...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,516
Posted By armourbl
Yep, best way to stay warm. I use an REI version...

Yep, best way to stay warm. I use an REI version under my Badlands. It was cheaper and works just as well. I opted for the synthetic insulation rather than real down feathers because it is machine...
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,519
Posted By armourbl
Do they make them for a 19" rear rim? ...

Do they make them for a 19" rear rim?

ben
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