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Forum: Vendors 03-18-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,513
Posted By Johnf3
Update. I got my boots last week. My Italian...

Update. I got my boots last week. My Italian boots are now made in Croatia but everything is good. Once I got the shipping notification I had my package at my door in less than a week. It took...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By Johnf3
The ones Levian linked to also do away with the...

The ones Levian linked to also do away with the resistor that the ones (Kimpex) you linked to use. I don't like the resistor as it gets really hot on the low heat setting and still draws the same...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By Johnf3
Those are repackaged Symtec brand heaters along...

Those are repackaged Symtec brand heaters along with a controller. You can get the same thing with just a high and a low switch for around 50 bucks. The heater elements are very good and good...
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 176,682
Posted By Johnf3
Meant to be light-hearted here, but I would laugh...

Meant to be light-hearted here, but I would laugh at you if you sprayed your MC brake rotors with WD 40 and then tried to stop your motorcycle before hitting whatever object you were trying to avoid....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-05-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By Johnf3
The main differences are the mounting patterns on...

The main differences are the mounting patterns on the lower forks. You will have to fashion mounting brackets to adapt. Also, the 990 low fender was redesigned for better tire clearance--it has a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-05-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,300
Posted By Johnf3
It has to be dust getting in from the base plate...

It has to be dust getting in from the base plate somehow, especially since it happened that quickly. Either around the carbs or between the filter and the plate. I have a thousand severely dusty...
Forum: Vendors 01-27-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,513
Posted By Johnf3
Same issue for me. Ordered a pair of Alpinestar...

Same issue for me. Ordered a pair of Alpinestar boots at the beginning of this year and the order was still showing as processing three weeks later. Sent them an email and now it is going to be the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,265
Posted By Johnf3
I have a 24 Earth X and it has been flawless. ...

I have a 24 Earth X and it has been flawless. Cold starts down to 25 F and it starts instantly.
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,637
Posted By Johnf3
The X2, as designed by TrailTech, uses the top...

The X2, as designed by TrailTech, uses the top (small) light as a low beam and the low (large) light as the high beam. The high beam will have both lights lit. If yours works like this then it is...
Forum: Vendors 01-15-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 32,140
Posted By Johnf3
Thanks for the reply.

Thanks for the reply.
Forum: Vendors 01-12-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 32,140
Posted By Johnf3
Would you put together a shim kit that the end...

Would you put together a shim kit that the end user (me) can self-install? All my shims are hammered and it would be easier just to start over.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-03-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11,847
Views: 1,478,313
Posted By Johnf3
How do you stop the trip computer time counter? ...

How do you stop the trip computer time counter? Say the trip is ended and you want to stop the "stopped time" counter so your averages are accurate. My old Quest used to have an end trip feature...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-02-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,016
Posted By Johnf3
You could have...GPS City had the 650 for 349 and...

You could have...GPS City had the 650 for 349 and the 600 for 329 on Black Friday. I bought the 650.
Forum: Vendors 11-28-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 77,890
Posted By Johnf3
I sent a request for a code. Thanks

I sent a request for a code.

Thanks
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-19-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,256
Posted By Johnf3
You are partly mistaken. 2006, the USA only, got...

You are partly mistaken. 2006, the USA only, got carbs. 2006 was FI everywhere else.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By Johnf3
When the rebound on the forks keeps spinning...

When the rebound on the forks keeps spinning without stopping, it generally is because the fork cap is not bottomed out all the way on the cartridge rod. The fix is to separate the cap from the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,094
Posted By Johnf3
The FI bikes get FAR better fuel mileage in true...

The FI bikes get FAR better fuel mileage in true off road conditions. I have over 5K miles side by side with a 990 and the 990 gets 40-50 miles per tank better mileage. If we ride 100% street...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By Johnf3
The subframe is plastic. It is not carbon fiber....

The subframe is plastic. It is not carbon fiber. There are other changes too from the KTM 500. Linkage rear suspension and 4CS forks are the big differences.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-21-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By Johnf3
Using the spring and turning the fork upside down...

Using the spring and turning the fork upside down and putting pressure on it works good to keep the cartridge from spinning.

Hammering the washer flat is OK but very easy to distort. Much better...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-16-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 115,850
Posted By Johnf3
KTM is on record saying that none of the old...

KTM is on record saying that none of the old Husky stuff will be used in anything. They didn't want any of it. Their production and assembly lines are set up for their own stuff and they are not...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By Johnf3
I still have a RFS and yes, they have a cult...

I still have a RFS and yes, they have a cult following now, but the 09 is a better bike in most every way against a 2007, which is the best year of the RFS. The only issue the 09 had was the oil...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-06-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,731
Posted By Johnf3
You are correct--you don't get it. Poop is not...

You are correct--you don't get it. Poop is not unsprung weight. However, a five pound weight reduction, unsprung, is significant.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-03-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 141,428
Posted By Johnf3
Won't work. Safaris leach gas fumes. Stock KTM...

Won't work. Safaris leach gas fumes. Stock KTM tanks are two piece which allow them to be painted and decaled.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-02-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,421
Posted By Johnf3
You have a choice of several aftermarket clutch...

You have a choice of several aftermarket clutch levers that fit the Magura clutch. They have been available for 15 years at least, which is as long as I have owned KTMs with hydraulic clutches. It...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-24-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,634
Posted By Johnf3
Silly comparison, really. Of course a 525 is...

Silly comparison, really. Of course a 525 is lighter than an 1190. The 1190 also has nearly three times the HP of your 525. At over 270 pounds, in comparison to other true dirt bikes, your 525 is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-10-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,100
Posted By Johnf3
I don't know what year model Zak's bike is, but...

I don't know what year model Zak's bike is, but another variable to consider is the cartridge tube diameter. WP decreased the diameter to 12mm in 2007, I think. The older forks had 14mm cartridges....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-03-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By Johnf3
Pro Taper RM low bend is a very flat and low...

Pro Taper RM low bend is a very flat and low bend. I put Rox risers on my 950 because they also adjust the bars forward but they put the bars too high and the RM low bend is perfect with the Rox...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,760
Posted By Johnf3
Definitely will not lace up to the stock KTM hub.

Definitely will not lace up to the stock KTM hub.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-14-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,359
Posted By Johnf3
26 psi is not enough off road to prevent rim...

26 psi is not enough off road to prevent rim damage if you are going to hit things at speed with a 500+ pound bike.. I can bash into rocks and stuff as well as the next guy, but when riding my 950...
Forum: Vendors 08-05-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 50,693
Posted By Johnf3
Sarcasm can be dumb, pointless, or sexist. It...

Sarcasm can be dumb, pointless, or sexist. It can also be all of those things, in your case. The OP asked for specific help. If you feel so strongly about your little rant above, go start a new...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-05-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By Johnf3
For Colorado, I would be running 42 pilots, but...

For Colorado, I would be running 42 pilots, but if it runs good leave it.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-24-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,337
Posted By Johnf3
Just adding oil without measuring can work, but...

Just adding oil without measuring can work, but you really should know what your baseline level is before you go adding more, and you should know how the oil level is affected for adding a given...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-22-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,337
Posted By Johnf3
Without getting too much more off topic, the...

Without getting too much more off topic, the other variable is the fork itself. Since the 950 introduction in 2003, KTM has made many small improvements to their open chamber forks. I often see 2004...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-22-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,337
Posted By Johnf3
I guess when some riders send their suspension in...

I guess when some riders send their suspension in for a shim shuffle by a third party vendor it makes the rider a suspension expert too. Several good comments here but also some that are pretty...
Forum: Vendors 07-16-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 58,726
Posted By Johnf3
Thank you Justin. Once I get my strap and get my...

Thank you Justin. Once I get my strap and get my bag repaired I will tie it down like the picture shows.
Forum: Vendors 07-15-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 58,726
Posted By Johnf3
I melted a strap on my Mojavi and sent an email...

I melted a strap on my Mojavi and sent an email into the contact email on the Giant Loop website a week ago with no reply. I don't need to buy a complete repair kit but rather a few feet of strap. ...
Forum: Racing 07-09-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 16,820
Posted By Johnf3
I agree. Timing and luck is a big part of it. I...

I agree. Timing and luck is a big part of it. I wasn't taking a shot at Pedroza, just stating what I truly think his place in history will be. Nicky will never again be a factor in a MotoGP race,...
Forum: Racing 07-09-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 16,820
Posted By Johnf3
You are right, he will be remembered...as the guy...

You are right, he will be remembered...as the guy who could win a race but never a championship. This will be Perdrosa's spot in MotoGP history.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-30-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By Johnf3
I wouldn't put the red MSR seals on my worst...

I wouldn't put the red MSR seals on my worst enemy's bike. The same crappy seals are repackaged and sold by several different vendors--if they are aftermarket and red, don't buy them. Use either...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By Johnf3
The bright side is that at least that rebound...

The bright side is that at least that rebound valve is not rusted and corroded and stuck in the rebound tap.

I would disassemble the cartridge so I could get to the entire rebound piston assembly...
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