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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-16-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 437,508
Posted By rah
my bleeding ears

i haven't trolled this site for years, although i still love my 950 she's been put prematurely on the shelf as I mainly ride my DR650 (simple, honest, light). Every blue moon i climb on the 950...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By rah
luxury lighting

i have two 950's in different cities, both Euro reflectors. the one has a HID replacement for the low beam, the other has HID replacements for both. with only the low beam replacement switching on...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2009, 05:29 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 51,917
Posted By rah
comes with a free change of atitude

after doing 40,000 miles on a 950 a TeeDub 200 came into my clutches. loved it so much i bought a 2nd one. yeah, a 250 this or a 450 that is better at doing most things if you want to do them...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-29-2008, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,089
Posted By rah
i like to think i'm brand resistant, to a fault. ...

i like to think i'm brand resistant, to a fault. of course no one is in the end but BMW jackets with BMW bikes and BMW luggage with rondels all over the show do make me cringe. Especially if they...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-29-2008, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,089
Posted By rah
correct. they're so strongly related ;)

correct. they're so strongly related ;)
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2008, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,089
Posted By rah
:D true, KTM's club is becoming pretty...

:D true, KTM's club is becoming pretty embarassing too. but at least the club members aren't proud of shaft driven dirt bikes nor shin stomping cylinder layouts.



:rofl the 800 doesn't seem...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-27-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,089
Posted By rah
BMW 800GS. a 950 bigot's first impressions

I need another bike in another city which others will ride too. As usual, the BMW 800 is getting tons of clever marketing. Today i took it for a long test ride..

The good:

- glorious...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-10-2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 437,508
Posted By rah
naca ducts should have killed this thread

gregor, i'm one of those suckers that:

- cut a large hole into the bottom of my screen. 10% difference. not sure if that was 10% better or worse :evil

- bought a large CB - it was awful -...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-04-2007, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By rah
muchos gracias. will check it in the morning.

muchos gracias. will check it in the morning.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-04-2007, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By rah
won't start unless in neutral: 2003, 950

this seems unrelated to the sidestand switch (which is still doing its thing - something i see as an unmitigated safety feature). And it doesn't make any difference whether the clutch is in or out,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-29-2007, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,674
Posted By rah
speed readout?

Good to see these videos. the lack of vibration is impressive. it would be nice if you could either see the gauges or have a digital readout of the speed/revs etc.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-31-2007, 01:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,604
Posted By rah
nope, i think the narrow minded worship of the...

nope, i think the narrow minded worship of the rondel that results in folk buying a GS without so much as test riding the KaTooM is reason enough to let them suffer with an "oink" despite the painful...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-29-2007, 04:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,954
Posted By rah
most folk who've added that G2 seem to have done...

most folk who've added that G2 seem to have done so to the 990. I'm running a 300 on the 950. couldn't recommend it highly enough - if i were to make only one after-market mod to the 950, this...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-05-2007, 11:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,698
Posted By rah
you're right. what was i thinking? :dunno :dunno...

you're right. what was i thinking? :dunno :dunno :dunno
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-05-2007, 02:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,698
Posted By rah
kate moss with a boob job

what's remarkable about the 950 is how unremarkable it appears on paper. It doesn't have:

- telelever front suspension

- power assisted breaks

- a shaft drive

- air suspension
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-01-2007, 02:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,609
Posted By rah
i too can recommend plugup.com: > Marilyn...

i too can recommend plugup.com:

> Marilyn Navia, M.S., FAAA
> Now Hear This
> 10265 N.W. 56 Street
> Doral, Fl. 33178

and i now spend long distances listening to audio books - the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-05-2007, 10:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,542
Posted By rah
LITO is out of purgatory

hey LITO, how you've survived without one of these for a while is the real mystery. any warm blooded young male who doesn't appreciate a 950 is a few short of a pack, you, on the otherhand, have...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-29-2007, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 437,508
Posted By rah
searching for the holy grail

idahoskiguy, i'm curious to see how you feel about the CB after a month or so. You're right, we'll never get goldwing smoothness and the large CB certainly provides wind protection. And the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-17-2007, 11:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,580
Posted By rah
i've got an airhawk. with the standard (03)...

i've got an airhawk. with the standard (03) seat it isn't great in that it restricts your movements but it does make long journeys much more sufferable. i also have a low gel seat which the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-15-2007, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,617
Posted By rah
middle age and a paunch

i replaced my chain at 28,000kms, but could have held on for a while yet. I'm just questioning the BMW salesmen who swing sales with the "maintenance issue" of a chain versus a shaft. In fact...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-10-2007, 02:37 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 18,034
Posted By rah
ears, tinitus & drumming

it's hard to believe the good reports so far. i mean the screen seems so simple and .. well .. i can't wait for mine.

anyway - with multiple screens i've found a quick ride is not a good test. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-06-2007, 07:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,069
Posted By rah
i have an '03, standard gearing, with the full...

i have an '03, standard gearing, with the full Flanny-described EPC/SAS/ECS treatment (done by LITO):

i can ALWAYS hoist the front in 2nd gear if:

1. my tank is pretty empty

2. i'm riding up...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-26-2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,810
Posted By rah
make sure someone captures it on video and post...

make sure someone captures it on video and post it here!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-26-2007, 11:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,810
Posted By rah
:poser (sorry, perhaps not THAT funny. but...

:poser

(sorry, perhaps not THAT funny. but it just struck the right chord)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-26-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,055
Posted By rah
jim, don't let CP's dripping sarcasm prevent you...

jim, don't let CP's dripping sarcasm prevent you or others from sharing experienced opinions. :evil I'll venture that most Crushers appreciate your post, (as much as we enjoy CP playing his role...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-26-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 52,241
Posted By rah
flan's the man

LITO is about to help me with several mods on my bike. After we've seen your last video, we'll, no doubt, need to start again

what a cool thing to share with the Crush, thanks Flanny!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-24-2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,222
Posted By rah
come on guys, this thread is a cool idea, let's...

come on guys, this thread is a cool idea, let's keep it special! i know everyone thinks their bike is a legend, but try to keep the "owners show off your bike" shots in that thread. :evil
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-24-2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,162
Posted By rah
thanks for the detail. no, not any more stupid...

thanks for the detail. no, not any more stupid than riding a 950 in the first place. it's sanity through insanity.

downhill i've seen 237km/h on the clock on my beast. that was before i...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-24-2007, 02:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,589
Posted By rah
ktm 950 aerodynamics: a delicate art

other things that make a noticeable difference (depending on your shape/size/weight/riding gear etc):

i) get a pillion. my buffeting is reduced enormously right up to 150km/hr with a pillion.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-24-2007, 01:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,162
Posted By rah
tell us how you shot this? or was it...

tell us how you shot this? or was it photoshopped? :wink:
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2007, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By rah
a good sounding summary. sounds package-able...

a good sounding summary. sounds package-able enough to be believable and reusable. thanks!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-20-2007, 02:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,162
Posted By rah
100+ mph per ride

I'm with LITO and a few of the others here. i'm no technical riding expert but i'm kinda bemused by how many inmates see triple digits (the old ton) as something noteworthy on a 950. I'd say it's...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-20-2007, 02:15 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,055
Posted By rah
though not necessarily an unbiased response from...

though not necessarily an unbiased response from K&N. They have a multimillion dollar business to defend.

i've enjoyed this thread and i've learned a few things. My feeling, so far, is that if...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-18-2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,055
Posted By rah
106RWHP i'm not trying to be snotty when i...

106RWHP

i'm not trying to be snotty when i say it would have been great to have the RWHP figure on the same Dyno (with an honest operator) BEFORE the mods.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-18-2007, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 118,542
Posted By rah
iron butts by Goldwing, almost everything else by KTM 950

:rofl I love that sort of f6cked up logic. I subscribe to it all the time. seriously, these iron butt events are beyond my understanding: If you want to meditate for hours whilst doing almost...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-15-2007, 12:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,055
Posted By rah
thanks, cp, nothing wrong with that reason. ...

thanks, cp, nothing wrong with that reason. Seems i've missed the point of K&N filter raves until now.



here's where i remain sceptical.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-15-2007, 03:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,055
Posted By rah
jeez, guys, help out a long term sceptic: if K&N...

jeez, guys, help out a long term sceptic: if K&N filters really did up the performance and caused no increase in long term defect, why wouldn't a company like KTM (assuming they couldn't make them...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-15-2007, 03:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By rah
hoorah for the '07 S. I thought KTM had sold out...

hoorah for the '07 S. I thought KTM had sold out to masses (short in leg) for ever! :clap :clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-15-2007, 03:02 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,816
Posted By rah
no question about it - making a tall bike like...

no question about it - making a tall bike like the KTM 950 look good with a top case is almost impossible. but the things are so darn useful. panniers are a pain when in traffic - you might as well...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2007, 01:55 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 36,810
Posted By rah
mystery

The logic is quite simple: the BMW is a better bike on the pavement * because it clearly isn't better on the dirt yet it costs more.

As proof, many BMWs are being purchased and buyers wouldn't...
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