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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-23-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 218,415
Posted By mtb_man
The three extra teeth (stock RC8 is 37T rear, I...

The three extra teeth (stock RC8 is 37T rear, I use a 40T now) on the rear made the RC8 much better for slow street riding and starting. The bike is happy to ride around at 3000rpm in traffic and I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-23-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 11,179
Views: 2,384,464
Posted By mtb_man
I vacuumed the dust off my Renazco (nope, not a...

I vacuumed the dust off my Renazco (nope, not a euphemism :evil).

The seat was dusty from last weekend's ride and I was vacuuming out the g/f's car so I figured the seat could do with a clean. The...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-22-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 218,415
Posted By mtb_man
Your progress looks great. :clap As far as I...

Your progress looks great. :clap

As far as I know, the Super Duke rear wheels aren't as wide as the RC8 wheels (fronts are the same), and I doubt the RC8 rear wheel would fit in the ADV swingarm....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-16-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 671
Views: 218,415
Posted By mtb_man
Great to see this project has started up again...

Great to see this project has started up again (and that you made it through a Afg tour ok).

A few observations/questions:
1) You will need a bigger radiator than the ADV one. The RC8 runs very...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-14-2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,553
Posted By mtb_man
Great photos, looks like you all had an excellent...

Great photos, looks like you all had an excellent trip.
Forum: Australia 05-18-2011, 02:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 815
Posted By mtb_man
This...

This (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=515210) is a pretty good thread for Cape York.

And I'm jealous of you heading to the Cape.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-18-2011, 02:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,899
Posted By mtb_man
Nice write-up Dave. I'd been wondering if you...

Nice write-up Dave. I'd been wondering if you could get down to Orroral without getting blocked by locked gates...

Looks like it's not a problem:clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-09-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 50,456
Posted By mtb_man
Sorry to hear about the dramas Steve, this has...

Sorry to hear about the dramas Steve, this has been a great thread. Don't let it stop now (but it's easy for me to say that...).

Best of luck with whatever you do next. If it were me, I'd buy one...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-27-2011, 02:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,377
Posted By mtb_man
Anything ergo related i.e seat, bars, pegs, grip...

Anything ergo related i.e seat, bars, pegs, grip etc. Once the bike fits right, a lot of other 'problems' disappear.

My one farkle would be replacing the stock bars with Magura SX bars. :evil
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-17-2011, 02:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,112
Posted By mtb_man
I mounted my 60CSx on top of the dash with a RAM...

I mounted my 60CSx on top of the dash with a RAM mount, arm and GPS specific cradle. I bolted the RAM ball to a piece of bent piece of alloy strip that sits under the dash and bolts to the main...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-14-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,822
Posted By mtb_man
Another vote for Double Take mirrors (never...

Another vote for Double Take mirrors (never dropped the bike with them but I guess they wouldn't get any damage). I run them with the short RAM arms and the vibes are better than with the long arms....
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2011, 02:17 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 258,424
Posted By mtb_man
Good to see the builds are progressing DisTech....

Good to see the builds are progressing DisTech. This thread is a pleasure to look at. :clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2011, 02:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By mtb_man
I'd reuse the stock rubber strip. Take it off,...

I'd reuse the stock rubber strip. Take it off, put it in a container and pour boiling water over it, that should make it regain a more normal shape...

No need to throw money at it. If the strip...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2011, 02:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,284
Posted By mtb_man
This. Do all the exhaust valves and it...

This.

Do all the exhaust valves and it should be fine.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2011, 01:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By mtb_man
The Ralle Moto damper...

The Ralle Moto damper (http://www.rallemoto.com/contents/en-us/d27.html) fits the bill. It's not a Scotts but it works the same and it lets you keep the risers.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2011, 01:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,103
Posted By mtb_man
+1 Any chance of some pics inside the caps?...

+1

Any chance of some pics inside the caps? I'm not too bothered by the key issue, but black gas caps would be sweet (if they vent ok :evil).
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2011, 01:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,591
Posted By mtb_man
I bought some Rox offset 25mm block risers from...

I bought some Rox offset 25mm block risers from Renazco Racing in the US. Cost me ~$95 and took about a week to arrive in Aus. They fit just fine with the stock cables too.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,056
Posted By mtb_man
Fitted my BDCW relocator to the 950 over the...

Fitted my BDCW relocator to the 950 over the weekend. Instructions were great and it didn't take long to install. The longest part was using the die grinder to get the bracket to clear the frame.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-04-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,992
Posted By mtb_man
+1. I own a Kreiga US10 for the RC8 and a...

+1.

I own a Kreiga US10 for the RC8 and a 35L Kreiga backpack and both items are well made and work exactly how I want them to. I'm thinking of building up a US40 setup too, so keep the feedback...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-28-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 111,778
Posted By mtb_man
This thread continues to amaze my inner...

This thread continues to amaze my inner geek/ghetto fabricator. I'm looking forward to the next installment. :ear
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-28-2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 11,179
Views: 2,384,464
Posted By mtb_man
Do you know if the Dirtnblood's work with the...

Do you know if the Dirtnblood's work with the Ralle-moto damper?
a long shot but I thought i'd ask..... (I can't find the exact measurements for clearance):ear[/QUOTE]
bikyto: If you need a riser...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-22-2011, 01:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,858
Posted By mtb_man
Congratulations Aurel, what a fantastic ride it's...

Congratulations Aurel, what a fantastic ride it's been so far. All the best for the next 100K km. :freaky
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-22-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 11,179
Views: 2,384,464
Posted By mtb_man
I fitted my Rox risers last night. I decided not...

I fitted my Rox risers last night. I decided not to go with the usual pivoting 2" riser and went with the Rox 1" offset block riser...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-17-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,152
Posted By mtb_man
What this post doesn't show is the separated...

What this post doesn't show is the separated shoulder, 3 cracked ribs and 8 weeks of rehab I got from laughing so hard while I was watching your video. :rofl

Great work, I really enjoyed it.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-07-2011, 03:24 AM
Replies: 11,179
Views: 2,384,464
Posted By mtb_man
This evening I installed my ADVmachines second...

This evening I installed my ADVmachines second fan kit (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=645793), it fitted on the bike very easily and works as advertised. Can't ask for more than...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-07-2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 21,180
Posted By mtb_man
My fan kit was waiting for me when I got home...

My fan kit was waiting for me when I got home after work.:D

First impressions, the bracket looks strong enough and the assembled fan is a nice touch. Splitter lead also looks good. My only...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-06-2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,695
Posted By mtb_man
Great work on the skid plate. About the only...

Great work on the skid plate. About the only thing I would do is get it powercoated or anodized black, which would look sweet on your silver bike. :wink:

Oh, and more holes!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-06-2011, 12:15 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 32,823
Posted By mtb_man
Damn, if I wasn't already sold on CJ's footpeg...

Damn, if I wasn't already sold on CJ's footpeg extensions, I am now. :ricky

How tall are you Fastcat and how much extra height in risers are you running? Looks like 2" Rox plus the extra (1"?)...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-04-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 32,823
Posted By mtb_man
I like those levers, but what's the point of the...

I like those levers, but what's the point of the pivoting lever if you're running hand guards? I see the point on a road bike, but you'd have to very unlucky to break a lever with hand guards on.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 73,048
Posted By mtb_man
Same here. But later on in my bike's life,...

Same here.

But later on in my bike's life, the noisy-as-hell third gear was the (on-)selling point for me... :puke1
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2011, 03:43 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 73,048
Posted By mtb_man
Looks like the beginnings of a great project. DRs...

Looks like the beginnings of a great project. DRs are good like that, there's so much terrible OEM stuff, you can personalise it with farkles to get exactly what you want.

I put a custom Akrapovic...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2011, 01:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By mtb_man
I'm very happy with my Double Take mirrors and...

I'm very happy with my Double Take mirrors and would recommend them. Great field of view and I can't see how you'd break them. The RAM mount gives plenty of adjustability for all situations on and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-02-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,401
Posted By mtb_man
+1 A little work with a file makes a 1/2"...

+1

A little work with a file makes a 1/2" drive fit AND retains the tool's intended beer-opening ability. :clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-01-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,151
Posted By mtb_man
My Adventure's back-up is an RC8. :D or ...

My Adventure's back-up is an RC8. :D

or

My Adventure is the RC8's back-up. :huh

Either way, I've got something else to ride when one bike needs work done.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11,179
Views: 2,384,464
Posted By mtb_man
I fitted my new Renazco seat and rode to see if...

I fitted my new Renazco seat and rode to see if it was better than the stocker. Was it ever! :D

The Renazco is probably the best modification I've made so far (tied with the SX bars). It's comfy...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-14-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,955
Posted By mtb_man
Good point, about the only bike I'd trade the RC8...

Good point, about the only bike I'd trade the RC8 on is a SDR. Trouble is, none are coming up on the market near me.

On the flip side, I think of how cold and wet I got on my old SD and how bad...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-13-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,445
Posted By mtb_man
I use Pivot Pegs and love them, but I'll probably...

I use Pivot Pegs and love them, but I'll probably add a set of CJ's extenders sometime soon to build the ultimate peg.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-13-2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 21,180
Posted By mtb_man
You must not be riding it hard enough Jake. :rofl...

You must not be riding it hard enough Jake. :rofl

Since my 950 gets hot when it's ridden hard or in traffic, I've already ordered the kit. I'm looking forward to testing this kit in the Aussie...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,955
Posted By mtb_man
I own an RC8 and a 950 ADV and I used to own a...

I own an RC8 and a 950 ADV and I used to own a Super Duke. I guess you could say I like KTM twins. :D

There are some really good deals here in Australia on RC8s right now as KTM dumps its ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2011, 02:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,840
Posted By mtb_man
I'm running a Rugged Roads...

I'm running a Rugged Roads...
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