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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-26-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By dondesmo
I really like mine and the wife gives it a thumbs...

I really like mine and the wife gives it a thumbs up also.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-16-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,832
Posted By dondesmo
Nice

I love the riding in that area. Nice pictures. Thanks for posting.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,694
Posted By dondesmo
It got me a ticket

LEO saw me doing that at a stop sign and ticketed me for running a stop. I explained to him that I often stop completely with my feet on the pegs. His answer to that statement is that I didn't hold...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,008
Posted By dondesmo
Thanks

What a great read. :clap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-18-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,760
Posted By dondesmo
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/18/b686623...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/18/b686623fbfb8bc3a7459247ecf1fca50.jpg
I'm 72. Here's a pic taken close to Pyramid Pass in the Cascades while riding my DRZ 400. I also ride a '11 990 KTM...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-05-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,534
Posted By dondesmo
I took my '11 990 Dakar in to I-90 MotorSport for...

I took my '11 990 Dakar in to I-90 MotorSport for the 9600 mile service when I had around 10500 on the clock. One of the things they did, besides the valves, etc was to balance the TB's and reset the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-02-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,036
Posted By dondesmo
I have the 2 Up Comfort and I really like it for...

I have the 2 Up Comfort and I really like it for solo riding as well as 2 up with the wife. She also likes the seat. Plenty of room for both of us.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-04-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 307,706
Posted By dondesmo
Partial Sect 1 Packwood to Trout Lake on 7-2

My friend Phil and I did a partial portion of Section 1. I ride a '11 KTM 990 Dakar Special and Phil was on a '14 KTM 1190. We planned a day trip loop from the South Sound to Packwood via Enumclaw...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-06-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,203
Posted By dondesmo
+1 on the Q4's. I run them on my '11 KTM Dakar.

+1 on the Q4's. I run them on my '11 KTM Dakar.
Forum: Vendors 03-15-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 20,722
Posted By dondesmo
Ordering a 2nd pair

I just returned from a 2 day, 600 miles trip down the Oregon Coast. These work better then the bicycle shorts. I'm ordering a 2nd pair.
Forum: Face plant 03-14-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 62,423
Posted By dondesmo
72 and still riding

I started racing SoCal Desert (Dist 37) in 1965 when I was 23. I did that until I moved to Washington State in 1971. I started street riding when I moved here and have never quit, riding every year,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By dondesmo
Thanks

Thanks. I discovered that I blew the fuse in the male plug. Duh.
I'm glad I found that before I started tearing things apart.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By dondesmo
Fuse location for 990 accessory dash plug

I have a '11 KTM 990 Adventure. I blew the fuse for the accessory dash plug while hooking up my electrical vest connection (don't ask). I know that the plug is directly wired to the battery but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,804
Posted By dondesmo
+1

+1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-02-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,312
Posted By dondesmo
Thanks. I needed something to do today while it's...

Thanks. I needed something to do today while it's raining. So much for waiting until I do the valves.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-02-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,312
Posted By dondesmo
Thanks

I just checked mine on my '11 990 Dakar. I have 7500 miles on the clock and so far things look okay. The wire lome is really tight when the steering head is at full lock to the left, so I will keep a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-01-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,171
Posted By dondesmo
Good info

I purchased a set of the Motion Pro Bead Breakers for my 990 and always wondered how well they would work so it is nice reading the positive responses. Good stuff.
Forum: Vendors 03-01-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 20,722
Posted By dondesmo
Ordered

I just ordered a pair of Adventure Moto-Skiveez. I have been wearing bicycle shorts for 25 years. If these work as good as I expect, I will be ordering a 2nd pair.
Forum: Vendors 02-28-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,330
Posted By dondesmo
Excellent

I ride through that area at least once a year. I will save this to my favorites.
Forum: Vendors 02-12-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 797
Views: 191,587
Posted By dondesmo
I just ordered a set of your mirrors/ram mounts...

I just ordered a set of your mirrors/ram mounts for my '11 990 KTM. I have read where crashes can break the mirror mount bases with the stock mirrors. I have been lucky twice (don't ask) so it's past...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,991
Posted By dondesmo
One finger on the front brake lever all the time,...

One finger on the front brake lever all the time, pavement or dirt.
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 141,796
Posted By dondesmo
Hardcore video

You guys are amazing. What beautiful country.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-11-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 19,424
Posted By dondesmo
I knocked off the LH case on a low side in the...

I knocked off the LH case on a low side in the snow and mud in April. I replaced the latch and now use the Gobi's for 2 up riding. I run a set of Wolfman Explorer's for all my solo stuff.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-10-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,492
Posted By dondesmo
I am back. I did the Upper Imnaha solo on my 990...

I am back. I did the Upper Imnaha solo on my 990 KTM in 10-2012. It was freshly graveled at that time with a grader working. No issues.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 34,290
Posted By dondesmo
Still alive

I was rear ended on my Ducati and flew 40' and landed on my head knocking me unconscious for a few minutes. I'm writing this thanks to my Shoei full cover helmet. Everyone has choices and I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 492,594
Posted By dondesmo
I sure am glad this RR was bumped, it's helping...

I sure am glad this RR was bumped, it's helping me to get through our cold, wet PNW weather. An epic adventure through some unbelievable country.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-16-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By dondesmo
Looking forward to a nice ride on FS 23 tomorrow...

Looking forward to a nice ride on FS 23 tomorrow and return Friday. There should be lots of fall colors. Thanks for all the input.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,365
Posted By dondesmo
About 10 years ago I stopped in Goldendale WA on...

About 10 years ago I stopped in Goldendale WA on my '02 K1200RS and not paying attention, filled my bike with diesel. I realize what a stupid move I had made, just as the tank was full. Duh. So I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-14-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By dondesmo
Thanks. I will save that in my favorites

Thanks. I will save that in my favorites
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-14-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By dondesmo
FS 23 open or closed

I will be heading south from Randle to Trout Lake on FS 23 on Thursday on my 990 KTM. I am pretty sure it is open with the freezing level at 9500'. Can anyone varify that? Thanks.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-04-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,277
Posted By dondesmo
I bought my '11 990 Dakar Special from Lynnwood....

I bought my '11 990 Dakar Special from Lynnwood. I paid it off in 90 days and when the title was sent it was for a KTM 530. Unfornunately I glanced at the title and filed it away. The following year...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-28-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11,219
Views: 2,394,585
Posted By dondesmo
New Exhaust Cans Installed

I decided to install a set of FMF Q4 slip on exhaust canisters on my '11 990 Dakar Adventure. It was straight forward and it took about 2 hours to complete the job. I was impressed with the quality...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-12-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By dondesmo
North Cascades Highway

The North Cascades Highway is closed due to rock and mud slides at mile post 147 to Rainy Pass and will remain closed indefinitely because of incoming storms.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-30-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By dondesmo
Hinshaw's

I have been satisified with Hinshaw's servicing of my '11 990. And Jim Spears is a stand up guy. The only issue I have is they que bikes on a first come first basis and store the motorcycles outside...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-26-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,288
Posted By dondesmo
+1

+1
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-16-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 31,013
Posted By dondesmo
Taking notes

Taking notes
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-16-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 31,013
Posted By dondesmo
Thanks Apple Jam

I appreciate the input. I always ride with my Spot, otherwise the wife worries. I also try to make my decisions on the conservative side. I noted that Benchmark Maps cautions about impassable roads...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-16-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 31,013
Posted By dondesmo
Thanks MadChap

I have been wanting to escape the Puget Sound wet weather and was exploring regions in Central Oregon for a trip on the KTM 990. I ran across your post and it fits my plans. I got out my Benchmark...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,320,596
Posted By dondesmo
Well done gentlemen

:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-08-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 44,323
Posted By dondesmo
Old Dist. 37 Desert Racer Matchless Metisse

I raced a Matchess Metisse for a full season of Dist. 37 Desert events in 1970 while a member of the Vikings MC. Kick ass machine, heavy but what an engine. With all the low end torque, the bike...
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