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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,888
Posted By Oldebonz
Drive train

I have a990 Adv 2012 with 5500 miles,chain and sprockets like new,If I have to replace it will be with stock stuff.My 640 lc4 has 9,000 dual sport and motard road racing miles,still has the stock...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-29-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,509
Posted By Oldebonz
Wink To me,riding both scooter and motorcycles,it's a...

To me,riding both scooter and motorcycles,it's a different mindset.when scootering I relax more,enjoy the scenery,am more aware of what is going on around me and don't feel the necessity to prove I...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-28-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,892
Posted By Oldebonz
Male Riders

I have a 2008 GTS Red Vespa,KTM 990 Adventure,KTM 640 LC4,Buell Thunderbolt,Bultaco Metralla,Ducati 250 Mach 1,Vintage race a 175 IT Yamaha and road race Honda CB350 vintage.All for their various...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-16-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By Oldebonz
Question What is this foam stuff?? What is the brand,where...

What is this foam stuff?? What is the brand,where can you get it?Sounds like a great thing to get out of a miserable situation that can be solved easier at home than changing a tube on the trail or...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-14-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,862
Posted By Oldebonz
Hot air gun

Sorry if I keep preaching about the incredible usefulness of a hot air gun(cheap at the big box stores)Aluminum and steel expand at different rates.Warm up the aluminum on hubs,cases,etc,often...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-14-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 912
Posted By Oldebonz
Rust from the sea

The worst!! I had my LC4 at Daytona one year,parked under overhang at seaside motel,ONE WEEK,nuts and bolts survived but pitting on fork legs happened,didn't see right away,destroyed fork...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-05-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,040
Posted By Oldebonz
Just get CJ,I'm old and fat with bad knees,get on...

Just get CJ,I'm old and fat with bad knees,get on and off my 990 Adv all the time and zero issues,tried Weld 86,just looked too vulnerable still.The little tabs on the frame to mount the CJ stand...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-26-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,366
Posted By Oldebonz
Hand guards

Not very!Mine cracked "0"mph drop,saved lever though,maybe one use??
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-04-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,626
Posted By Oldebonz
Smack the float bowls with the plastic handle of...

Smack the float bowls with the plastic handle of a screw driver first,might just be stuck float,happened occasionally on older bikes,especially if sitting for a while,worth a try before dismantling...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-04-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,439
Posted By Oldebonz
Have one on my 990,-5",I'd rather get full...

Have one on my 990,-5",I'd rather get full airflow than the buffeting.Long distance the Cee Bailey goes on and all is well with the world.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-25-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,156
Posted By Oldebonz
Very nice!If anyone is contemplating Vintage...

Very nice!If anyone is contemplating Vintage Cross Country with AHRMA this is very typical of what you will be riding!::clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-13-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By Oldebonz
Windscreen

Last summer did Cincinnati to New Mexico to Colorado and back with the lower of the two Cee Bailey screens.Quite comfortable,little buffeting,good protection,optics.2012 990 Adv.Didn't really get in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-11-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,915
Posted By Oldebonz
Boxes

Don't think you'll be disappointed with Happy Trails set up.Several sizes available,I have Cascade,held all I needed for 2 week trip to Colorado and back.Convenient,strong,didn't get in the way on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,834
Posted By Oldebonz
Thumbs down Deer

Deal with many in SW Ohio,don't breathe a sigh of relief if you miss one….they usually have others following,usually a bigger Buck during mating season chasing several does.Been there done that thank...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-06-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,024
Posted By Oldebonz
990 A vs R

Bought a 2012 Adventure 1 1/2 yrs ago after trying both. The R version which I really wanted was just too tall for me even though I ride a taller 640 LC4.I just knew I would have many embarrassing...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-06-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,203
Posted By Oldebonz
Orange Devil 37 I'm in Cincinnati ,too.(Ross)...

Orange Devil 37 I'm in Cincinnati ,too.(Ross) Have a 990 Adv,640 LC4,Bultaco Metralla,250 Ducati Mach 1,Honda 350 vintage road racer,Rokon 2WD,contact me at bobmerkel1225@aol.com to BS or ride,etc if...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-03-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,249
Posted By Oldebonz
I have only had great,fast service from them,will...

I have only had great,fast service from them,will definitely order again from them.:wink:
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By Oldebonz
oil leak

My new 990Adv (2012) had ugly leak at 1500 mi. on long trip,kept check on oil and took it back to dealer,proved to be nothing more than a bad sealing ring on cam chain tensioner cover.Covered on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-15-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,344
Posted By Oldebonz
Throttle cables

For what it's worth,KTM Twins has a set of longer cables in their online list of farkle dreams!:lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,230
Posted By Oldebonz
Feel the same way as Rodney on 2nd page,have a...

Feel the same way as Rodney on 2nd page,have a 2012 990 Adv,have about 6,000 miles on it,about 1,000 on dirt roads,gravel in NM and CO.Never was intrusive when I forgot to turn it off on dirt but did...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,524
Posted By Oldebonz
To reinforce; Hot air guns and freezers make...

To reinforce; Hot air guns and freezers make damned near everything easier on motorcycles!:clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-07-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,749
Posted By Oldebonz
Talking Lots of proper info,the Motion Pro really works...

Lots of proper info,the Motion Pro really works for bead breaking,lube,lube,lube,MUST get bead deep into center of rim opposite of where you are levering,put a little air into tube to keep from...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,310
Posted By Oldebonz
Front brake disc

When I roadraced my LC4 with 17"wheels I had a considerably larger diameter rotor that came from KTM,and a different brake caliper mount.It was almost as big as the 17" rim inner diameter! Single...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,097
Posted By Oldebonz
Single or twin?

I have a 2002 LC4,8,000 mi,motor never touched,has been trouble free,11.8" travel,works just as well as a KLR orDR650 on the road,runs circles around them in the dirt,almost as well as the 450's at...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,097
Posted By Oldebonz
I live in Ross,have had and have dual purpose...

I live in Ross,have had and have dual purpose singles,990 Adv. call me if you want,might be able to help! Bob 513-505-2182:1drink
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-13-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,864
Posted By Oldebonz
seat

Rode my '12 990 Adventure from Cincinnati,Ohio to New Mexico,then lots of dirt and roads in Colorado and back on stock seat no big problems but occasional numb nuts relieved by standing a few...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,781
Posted By Oldebonz
Screen and mirrors

Going to get a stubby on my 990,IMS makes a swivel mirror extender,have 2 on my 990,one on my LC4,they allow a better rear view,can be swiveled inward for tight trails and will simply swivel in in a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,975
Posted By Oldebonz
CJ sidestand relocator most important,also had...

CJ sidestand relocator most important,also had Weld 86,Cj seems much stronger,Weld 86 skid plate and Moose Bar-hand protectors(stock ones all plastic,good for ONE fall) will keep your bike safe from...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 74,902
Posted By Oldebonz
Dental Care

As a Dentist that has to try to correct and often remove some of the most bodged,ill thought out work with complete disregard for physics and biological principles,I wish you luck!Be careful,there...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-22-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,556
Posted By Oldebonz
Thumb CJ Designs sidestand relocator strongest and...

CJ Designs sidestand relocator strongest and farthest removed from cases,VERY durable I weigh 280 and routinely mount and dismount like a horse!Weld 86 skid plate has taken major bashes w/o more than...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By Oldebonz
splitting cases

Haven't had need to split any of my KTM's but Pep Boys has a Kawasaki brand impact driver rechargeable that will get anything off,many times using your hand instead of special holder tools.A penny...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,289
Posted By Oldebonz
Boots

Fly short adventure boots! Cheap,very well made,supportive,waterproof,comfortable,easy to get into,3 latches,short enough to wear large knee brace with,$100.00 on ebay,hard to beat considering!:lol3
Forum: Trip Planning 10-08-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,882
Posted By Oldebonz
Thumb Museum

If in Germany,don't miss Zweirad Museum in Neckersulm by the Audi Factory,well worth the visit!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-17-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,845
Posted By Oldebonz
Motel 6 at north end of town by Perkins? IHOP?...

Motel 6 at north end of town by Perkins? IHOP? clean,reasonable with nice pool.Must see Musselman,walk over don't ride over it(some braver souls do!) Many miles of riding that any dual sport rider...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,793
Posted By Oldebonz
Panniers

Put Happy Trail Cascade aluminum panniers on my 2013 Adventure,couldn't be happier! Narrower than all the others,unobtrusive,hauled all my stuff easily for 2 week,4500mile trek including dirt trails...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-04-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,741
Posted By Oldebonz
Hard bags

Cascade Happy Trails,did 5,000mi 3 week trip from Ohio to NM,Colorado all over and back,carried all I needed,probably too much,never needed more,well made,no problems,much easier to mount/dismount...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-09-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,224
Posted By Oldebonz
Wind Buffeting

I put the next to tallest Cee Bailey windscreen on for a trip across the country,horrible winds through Oklahoma,Texas East Colorado and Kansas.Made the trip much more tolerable than the stock...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-08-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,033
Posted By Oldebonz
How about a NEW 2012 990 Adv,1st noticed at about...

How about a NEW 2012 990 Adv,1st noticed at about 1000mi on trip to CO,noticed a little weep at rear cylinder base gasket joint,after 1500mi,an ugly puddle developed under shifter.Ran perfectly for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-08-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By Oldebonz
Not so sure myself.I have a 2002 640 LC4 and a...

Not so sure myself.I have a 2002 640 LC4 and a very recent new 2012 990 Adventure.Just returned from a 4800 mile jaunt from Cincinnati,OH to Madrid NM to and through nearly all of SW Colorado,road...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-22-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Oldebonz
Rubber sheath is a tight fit against starter,kill...

Rubber sheath is a tight fit against starter,kill control box when turned upside down.Slide it over cables before tightening the 2 8mm head nuts holding the 2 halves together. Also plug the drain...
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