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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,825
Posted By HarryEye
lower mounting point weakness?

I'm no expert (well, I'm kind of an expert because I constantly test the limits of my crash bars), but:
It seems obvious to me that the weak point of any of the crash bars is not the bars...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 33,733
Posted By HarryEye
There are two types of countries in the world:...

There are two types of countries in the world: Those that use the metric system, and those that have been to the moon.:evil
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10,945
Views: 1,553,998
Posted By HarryEye
Stone Cold Stock

Back when I was temporarily without a bike, I borrowed a ('96?) XR600 from a friend to take to Colorado to ride in the "Colorado Gold Rush" annual five-day ride. This was about three years ago.
The...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By HarryEye
KTM 500 EXC Initial Specs/Yearly Changes??

Somebody please direct me to a list of the initial specifications of the KTM 500 EXC and the subsequent changes that were made to the bikes each year. Also, please tell me exactly how the "Six Days"...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By HarryEye
Sorry

I just realized that I might have posted this in the wrong place. I own a 990 Adventure, and I just automatically went to "Orange Crush". Sorry.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By HarryEye
KTM 500 EXC Initial Specs/Yearly Changes??

Somebody please direct me to a list of the initial specifications of the KTM 500 EXC and the subsequent changes that were made to the bikes each year. Also, please tell me exactly how the "Six Days"...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-08-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By HarryEye
Tune ECU map for CPR filter and 2-1 FMF?

I have what i think is a VERY basic set-up on my 2007 KTM 990 Adventure "S": a CPR filter and a 2-1 FMF Q4 pipe. All the other extraneous junk has been removed (SAS, etc.). There must be many other...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By HarryEye
Help finding OEM KTM 525 controls for lights

Please talk to me like I'm stupid.
I am buying a 2004 KTM 525 EXC, and I'd like to find some OEM handlebar controls for the turn signals, high and low beam, and horn. I can find lots of after-market...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-10-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By HarryEye
F*$#ing lower shock bolt is stuck! Help!(990)

Re: Adventure 990. "Remove lower shock bolt, using 12mm hex wrench".
Yeah, right! The top one came right out. The lower one does NOT want to come off. The bike is an '07, but it only has 8k miles. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-10-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By HarryEye
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-05-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,235
Posted By HarryEye
bark-busters

Oh yeah--Highway Dirt Bikes hand-guards. Nobody even TRY to argue...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-05-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,235
Posted By HarryEye
+1 on the rims, AFTER the side-stand bracket and...

+1 on the rims, AFTER the side-stand bracket and decent skid-plate.

I don't know how much it would/will eventually cost, but I managed to bend my 990 Adv. front rim at Hatfield-Mccoy. I do...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,797
Posted By HarryEye
I have a set of Factory KTM folding mirrors, and...

I have a set of Factory KTM folding mirrors, and they are great. They come in two lengths--just get the onger ones, or you won't be able to see past your shoulders. They screw right into the stock...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,036
Posted By HarryEye
What about the Black Dog mount? Why don't you...

What about the Black Dog mount? Why don't you like it? (Because I'm considering it for my Rigid lights)
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By HarryEye
Anybody ever license a KTM 520,525 in MD?

I am looking for a used, older KTM 520, 525, 530 EXC, and I want to get it licenced for legal street use in Maryland. If anybody has done this, or done it with a similar KTM, please give me some...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-19-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,528
Posted By HarryEye
Unbelievable tire combo

Continental TKC 80 front, and a Heidenau K60 Scout rear, modified (center lugs cut out at intervals, to make it more of a "knobby", like it's smaller brothers). It sound like a pain to obtain, but...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-12-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,184
Posted By HarryEye
battery weight

Sorry, I didn't read the whole thread, but I must say that this seems a bit unnecessary. I just bought a new EarthX battery (the 24) for my 990, and it basically weighs...nothing worth even...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-12-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By HarryEye
Touratech Skid Plate--Fuse Holder Hits/Rubs

Hey, I looked a lot, found little.
I have two '07 Adventure 990s--an "S" and an "ABS". The "S" bike came with a Touratech skid plate, but I want to put it on the non-"S" (selling the "S" bike).
I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-05-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By HarryEye
Rejuvenating Weathered Gray Gobi Cases?

Looking for ideas. I bought a used Adventure 990, and it came with all three Gobi cases, in the gray color. They are in reasonable shape, but are very discolored/dingy/mottled/stained...just plain...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-16-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,194
Posted By HarryEye
Polisport

I'd like to see a photo of that Polisport fender on a bike.
Also, how much do they cost?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-25-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,228
Posted By HarryEye
Well, with my 990 on the center stand, the back...

Well, with my 990 on the center stand, the back tire is about 5 or 6 inches off the ground (and keep in mind that's with the rear shock fully extended, and the front end mildly compresed). I have no...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-25-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By HarryEye
[[Should it be the same I sure hope you have the...

[[Should it be the same I sure hope you have the orange one and can program other extra keys to work with the immobilizer. Not sure if a dealer can do anything without the orange master key either?]]...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-25-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,228
Posted By HarryEye
From the manual, pretty sure...

I'm new here, but the manual says to keep the bike level to check the oil (the bike is not level on the center stand), and to screw the dip-stick all the way in to check the level (and, of course to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-25-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By HarryEye
Key with "chip" for my 990??

I just bought a used 2007 Adventure 990 (with ABS). It only came with one key. I went online to buy a few extra blank keys; There are a few listed on eBay, but the descriptions say something like...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-06-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By HarryEye
Ahem. You're welcome...

Ahem. You're welcome...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-03-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By HarryEye
They look awesome! Bump for those graphics kits! ...

They look awesome! Bump for those graphics kits!

My personal taste runs toward more subtle paint schemes (read: I'm too old to ride a bike that looks that...cool).

Also, I want "KTM" on the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-03-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By HarryEye
That's it! - Also, that would explain a few...

That's it!
-
Also, that would explain a few things:
I found decals and some paint codes for "Black". Funny, they made an actual black bike--wonder what they call that one...
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So, do you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-02-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By HarryEye
Paint and Decals for 990 Adventure-Help Please

(the usual noob disclaimer: please direct me to the proper thread if this has been covered)

Seems like every "simple" mod that I'd like turns out to be a major pain in the backside (case in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-27-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,197
Posted By HarryEye
Blue 990 "S"--How do I re-paint as stock color?

As usual, I apologise if this topic has been covered. If so, please re-direct me.
I have an '07 Adventure 990 "S" (the blue one), and as advertised, the paint basically just flakes right off. If...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,304
Posted By HarryEye
Shipping a Bike in the States?

Sorry if this is obvious, but I'm very new to this forum. There must be a thread on "having a bike shipped", but I can't find it. Also, I'd really like to get the information from someone who has...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-24-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,507
Posted By HarryEye
990 "two into one" exhaust--performance changes?

Does the modification to a two-to-one exhaust adversely affect the performance of the 990 Adventure?
I would guess that you need to change the fuel/air mixture/mapping. But, after proper tuning, how...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 169,055
Posted By HarryEye
This is why I'm convinced now.

I'm trying to convince a few other guys to buy an Adventure, now. Thus this bump.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,502
Posted By HarryEye
Easy, big fellah!

Holy moley, FakeName! I was writing my above post while you were writing yours, apparently.
I wanted to see videos that represented the true capabilities of the 990. I belived it could be done, as...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,502
Posted By HarryEye
This pushed me past the 100% mark.

Thanks for the responses! This is EXACTLY what I needed to see! I felt in my gut that this could be done with the 990.
Who knows what the designers were thinking, Kave? Maybe they are as nuts as I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-14-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,502
Posted By HarryEye
Adventure 990 on rough trails? You kidding?

My first post!
My best friend is trying to convince me to join him in his quest to purchase a 950/990 Adventure. Because of my confusion about the true off-road capabilities of these behemouths, I...
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