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Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 70,682
Posted By zeropoint
Damn.....can't believe I missed this till now. So...

Damn.....can't believe I missed this till now. So I'm in.....better late than never. Great to see you guys and gal out in the wilds again. And sorry that LittleWan hurt herself before the trip. Hope...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-18-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,431
Posted By zeropoint
I have had it on my 990 since day 1. It is...

I have had it on my 990 since day 1. It is useless.

I complained to the dealer and two of the shop guys went out with one guy trailing the mechanic on my bike to test it out. Apparently the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-27-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11,189
Views: 2,389,551
Posted By zeropoint
Well spotted ! If you can name the pub it went...

Well spotted ! If you can name the pub it went into as well I'll buy you a pint next time you're over !
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-27-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11,189
Views: 2,389,551
Posted By zeropoint
@ oldfuddy - It's a wunderlich one. It gives a...

@ oldfuddy - It's a wunderlich one. It gives a little more protection than the touring screen alone but I'm 6'4" with 34" inseam so I still get some buffet around the top of my helmet. I prefer this...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-26-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11,189
Views: 2,389,551
Posted By zeropoint
here's a couple: ...

here's a couple:

http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r612/zeropoint808/4b38f4848a3ea21ac9d7ca34f9ad7d98.jpg
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-26-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11,189
Views: 2,389,551
Posted By zeropoint
Used it as a camera platform for filming the...

Used it as a camera platform for filming the prototype of the new limited edition Hesketh 24 . I used to think my 990 with akras sounded throaty.....but this beast? Wow !
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-03-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11,189
Views: 2,389,551
Posted By zeropoint
Did a very similar run maybe a couple of weeks...

Did a very similar run maybe a couple of weeks before you.....when the west coast of Ireland was getting hit by the tail end of a hurricane coming up from the Bahamas I think. I knew it might be wet...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-10-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,603
Posted By zeropoint
I've been using hard ally panniers for my trips...

I've been using hard ally panniers for my trips to date - long road tours with dirt trail exploration along the way. They worked well as we dropped them at camp and headed off for the day with ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-20-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By zeropoint
Yup I have this set up. KTM 37 litre black ally...

Yup I have this set up. KTM 37 litre black ally boxes (rebranded SW Motech) on Evo quick release rack system with the BDCW extra large rear rack. Works great.......
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-07-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By zeropoint
Is that a reference to the Scorpion wobble ?...

Is that a reference to the Scorpion wobble ? Never had it on my last set to be honest. Haven't run this one loaded yet though

Anyway, thanks guys.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-07-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By zeropoint
Pirelli Scorpion Speed rating

I've just noticed that the garage have installed an S rated front rather than the V rated that is recommended. Apart from the obvious speed limit difference, is there any cause for concern ? They...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-12-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,386
Posted By zeropoint
I had an MWME on for my last trip. I really like...

I had an MWME on for my last trip. I really like the feel of it but I too sprung a leak on my master cylinder after a few thousand miles....coincidence ?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By zeropoint
I've been very slowly losing coolant ever since I...

I've been very slowly losing coolant ever since I got the bike. No sign of any leaks. Filter looks fine. Swapped out the rad cap recently and got the shop to check my pump and replace the seal at...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-13-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,322
Posted By zeropoint
only if it's the 800.....1200 is around 50kg more.

only if it's the 800.....1200 is around 50kg more.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-29-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 47,891
Posted By zeropoint
Here..... ...

Here.....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=818101

Tim
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-29-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11,189
Views: 2,389,551
Posted By zeropoint
front sprocket feed ? interesting. looks like you...

front sprocket feed ? interesting. looks like you 're not feeding the sprocket face though....or are you ? or not concerned about it ?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-26-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,370
Posted By zeropoint
yeah, difficult to be sure from the youtube clip...

yeah, difficult to be sure from the youtube clip but that sound is very similar to the sound mine started to make when one of the graphite exhaust rings started to go....it got progressively worse...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-23-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 15,646
Posted By zeropoint
^^http://www.britanniacomposites.com/index.php/pro...

^^http://www.britanniacomposites.com/index.php/productmenu/voodoomenu
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-23-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 15,646
Posted By zeropoint
.....or if it is easily adjustable for those of...

.....or if it is easily adjustable for those of us that change sides on our travels ?

also is that gps mount part of the structural integrity of the fairing ? Or can it be removed if you wish to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-08-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,767
Posted By zeropoint
i use my 990 as my wing when I go kite surfing....

i use my 990 as my wing when I go kite surfing. In a good blow I'm seriously fast on the water with it as well.......:clap.....

Seriously though, strong gusting side winds on a loaded adventure...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-30-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,693
Posted By zeropoint
http://www.carbon-performance.com/index_eng.php?ka...

http://www.carbon-performance.com/index_eng.php?kat_id=57

if you can't find them states side....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,457
Posted By zeropoint
Yes. I love them. Totally transformed my comfort...

Yes. I love them. Totally transformed my comfort and confidence when up on the pegs. Mounted them low boy. 3/4"down and 3/4" back = more room for my long legs when seated. Expensive but for me worth...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,358
Posted By zeropoint
thanks for that. great writing man. triumphant...

thanks for that. great writing man. triumphant yet somehow elegiac at the same time. the climb ever upward and forward, the reflection inward and backward, the clock and odometer...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,196
Posted By zeropoint
COngratulations ! You remind me of myself exactly...

COngratulations ! You remind me of myself exactly 2 years ago when I got my left- over 2011 for 8795. As soon as I had that first service under my built I didn't wait for the sun to come looking for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-24-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,273
Posted By zeropoint
Agreed. As far as I can tell from the audio this...

Agreed. As far as I can tell from the audio this sound reminds me of a time last year whilst travelling when I started to hear strange sounds that got progressively worse. Somewhere in the middle of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-24-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,256
Posted By zeropoint
Did you open the sheath up to check the wires...

Did you open the sheath up to check the wires inside ? It seems that at least one person in this thread found no damage to the sheath but the wires inside had failed due to kinking.

Quote:...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,795
Posted By zeropoint
I checked the price of a new 1190 in the...

I checked the price of a new 1190 in the Netherlands and it works out at about 350 more than over here. No reason to assume the price difference would be proportionally any different for a 990 when...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By zeropoint
Mine is a 2011 first registered 2012. Sitting at...

Mine is a 2011 first registered 2012. Sitting at 28000 km, all of them touring miles put on by me with maybe 10 % off road .but not ridden hard because I'm a relative noob at trails. Even with my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-21-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,795
Posted By zeropoint
Well I guess they must be more expensive there...

Well I guess they must be more expensive there than here in the UK. I didn't even spend 11k euros for mine brand spanking new. (not including the 5k of upgrades and farkles of course:D)

If you are...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 169,207
Posted By zeropoint
Upside of riding in a group of seven - There are...

Upside of riding in a group of seven - There are seven of you to lift the bikes.

Downside of riding in a group of seven - There are seven bikes to lift.
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 122,545
Posted By zeropoint
I'm two years into ownership and my off road...

I'm two years into ownership and my off road adventures started with this bike. Some light trailing in Italy in 2012 and then last year grew some slightly weightier cojones for the mountains in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-06-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,256
Posted By zeropoint
Thanks man.....

Thanks man.....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-05-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,256
Posted By zeropoint
my 2011 is in storage at the moment and I am away...

my 2011 is in storage at the moment and I am away from home, could anyone with a 2011 tell me whether that year has the suspect black plastic cover ? if it does i want to get back and check it before...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-02-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,186
Posted By zeropoint
I have had similar problems with my 2011 since...

I have had similar problems with my 2011 since new. I fitted the 2nd fan and lower temp thermostatic fan switch in preparation for a hot trip to southern europe. My bike would only run at 6 bars at...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 122,545
Posted By zeropoint
....so very in. :lurk

....so very in. :lurk
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,851
Posted By zeropoint
Jealousy was an emotion I was not familiar with...

Jealousy was an emotion I was not familiar with until NOW ! Beautiful stuff. K & D and the Stones do very nicely for me thanks.......
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-12-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By zeropoint
I have been using the Premium Medium Cruiser for...

I have been using the Premium Medium Cruiser for 2 years now and wouldn't head off on a long trip without it. I noticed the slightly strange disconnected feeling when I first used it but once I got...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-05-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 438,223
Posted By zeropoint
I think this project is looking very interesting....

I think this project is looking very interesting. This Oso bunch know what the machine is capable of on road and off. If anyone can come up with a solution- Lica is 6' 4" - that works in both modes,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 438,223
Posted By zeropoint
Thanks Tim. I'm 1.94m. I have the spoiler on top...

Thanks Tim. I'm 1.94m. I have the spoiler on top of the touring screen and KTM folding mirrors which I drop down as far as possible. I still get the buffets at speed . Glad you've sorted it for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 438,223
Posted By zeropoint
Hey Tim, what's your height and inside leg...

Hey Tim, what's your height and inside leg measurement ? It helps others to understand where your helmet is sitting and if the same fix might work for them.......
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