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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By tacosupreme
None of them are uncontrollable. We all like to...

None of them are uncontrollable. We all like to talk like these are the baddest king kong bikes on earth, but the LC8 is very tame. Even a well tuned example would be lucky to put 100hp to the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By tacosupreme
I think I saw that bike at Ridenow? I'm just...

I think I saw that bike at Ridenow? I'm just down the road in Pendleton if you want to go roost some gravel sometime.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By tacosupreme
Ease of maintenance sucks on the adventure. ...

Ease of maintenance sucks on the adventure. Slightly less sucky on the SE, and the 690 is the easiest to work on out of the three. All 3 are easy to find factory parts for, with the adventure...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-22-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,569
Posted By tacosupreme
All of this is true. I will also add that the...

All of this is true. I will also add that the orientation of the spur road marker denote if it connects to another road. If it is perpendicular to the spur road, it comes (or came) out somewhere,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-20-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19,612
Views: 8,278,650
Posted By tacosupreme
That would be an awesome set up with a Christina...

That would be an awesome set up with a Christina AWD conversion!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-15-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,322
Posted By tacosupreme
I'm in Pendleton (NE Oregon) if you need a pit...

I'm in Pendleton (NE Oregon) if you need a pit stop in this part of the state.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-14-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By tacosupreme
Seneca, Or Oyster feed 16 May

https://www.tacomaworld.com/p/data/bc/a0489e44/687474703a2f2f7777772e6f7265676f6e70686f746f732e636f6d2f5265736f75726365732f53656e65636e612d4265617256616c6c65792d746f776e2e6a7067.jpg...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-12-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By tacosupreme
They also fit nicely in a bow case- ...

They also fit nicely in a bow case-

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e144/woodlogan/4D2A3381-22A1-4163-8A8B-7340DCB71821_zpsf0b8ktfu.jpg...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-12-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,263
Posted By tacosupreme
Another vote for Konflict. If you are honest on...

Another vote for Konflict. If you are honest on the rider form the shocks will come back and do what you want them to. I've been riding with some younger dudes on two strokes and 450's lately......
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-12-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 586
Posted By tacosupreme
Oh man you don't want to live in Mattress. ...

Oh man you don't want to live in Mattress. Unless you really like meth heads. Another vote for Prinetucky.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-11-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,907
Posted By tacosupreme
I was out there last weekend and saw the google...

I was out there last weekend and saw the google car driving around,(so you could all see what it looks like) but it appears the latest "street view" is from 2008. I wonder how long it takes them to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-09-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,101
Posted By tacosupreme
Agreed. My 990 changed my life. I wish I would...

Agreed. My 990 changed my life. I wish I would have bought one years ago!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-07-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,920
Posted By tacosupreme
I think earlier versions of tune ecu allowed you...

I think earlier versions of tune ecu allowed you to change the year code on your bikes vin to delete the code that "looked for" the immobilizer. It is my understanding tunecu has since closed this...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-29-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,109
Posted By tacosupreme
I was thinking the same thing. Either A) give...

I was thinking the same thing. Either A) give the dude a full refund, fix the bike, and sell it to someone else, or B) let the new owner experience the joys of owning a KTM himself. It would be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-23-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 55,440
Posted By tacosupreme
I think it all comes down to riding style. I did...

I think it all comes down to riding style. I did a ride with a CRF250 and a KX250 last weekend on the 990. What surprised me was that I was in the lead in all but the most gnarly rock sections,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-19-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,606
Posted By tacosupreme
I saw a thread on deleting the ABS, and have...

I saw a thread on deleting the ABS, and have considered it on my bike, but I'm kind of getting used to it now.

Get a cable and tune that sucker. I like the powertripp maps as a base point, as...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-15-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12,089
Views: 2,671,629
Posted By tacosupreme
I drilled mine on a new bike that had only been...

I drilled mine on a new bike that had only been ridden a couple hundred miles in dry weather. It was full of water. Use anti-seize on the adjusters.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-02-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,285
Posted By tacosupreme
I don't think it's that bad, I kind of like the...

I don't think it's that bad, I kind of like the 908 in the corners. It seems like it's going to let loose and kill you, then the knobs in the chicken strip bite in and it's fine. That transition...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-30-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,798
Posted By tacosupreme
Spring rate doesn't effect bottoming much. ...

Spring rate doesn't effect bottoming much. Spring rate changes ride height (aka race sag). Valving changes how fast (or how easily) the forks compress. Try adjusting in some more compression. If...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By tacosupreme
There is one under your seat in the factory tool...

There is one under your seat in the factory tool kit. Use the 12mm wrench on the L allen as leverage.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-15-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,968
Posted By tacosupreme
Agreed, tube type doesn't seem to matter much. I...

Agreed, tube type doesn't seem to matter much. I would say that terrain has a lot to do with it, when I lived in Barstow my record was 9 (nine!) flats in one summer, and a couple of rims destroyed...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-06-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8,907
Views: 563,181
Posted By tacosupreme
When I was a kid I visited the operation when it...

When I was a kid I visited the operation when it was still half way running. We got a quart jar full of mercury from old man Tooley to use in processing black sands from gold mining concentrates. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-02-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,523
Posted By tacosupreme
at :14 it looks like you might have squeeked the...

at :14 it looks like you might have squeeked the paint line with the front tire a little? Thanks for posting this. I know I push my bike too hard (we all do, or we'd be riding some girly scooters)...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-21-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,963
Posted By tacosupreme
I always carry. Bears, lions, and now wolves all...

I always carry. Bears, lions, and now wolves all over the Blue's. I try to be bear smart in the woods, and leave them alone if they leave me alone, but sometimes the bastards have been yogi bearin'...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-19-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,321
Posted By tacosupreme
Look, I just want a tire that hooks up like a...

Look, I just want a tire that hooks up like a paddle tire in the sand, mud, and snow but corners like Battlax race slick on the road and lasts at least 10,000 miles. Is that so much to ask? :roflMy...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-19-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,321
Posted By tacosupreme
How long do they last and how wide is your rim?

How long do they last and how wide is your rim?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-19-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,290
Posted By tacosupreme
I will eventually get new rims, but this set...

I will eventually get new rims, but this set doesn't have enough smilies or dents to justify it yet. I tried to order a Mefo Super Explorer in 150, but they are really hard to find in stock right...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-16-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By tacosupreme
Here is where you look for the broken wires-...

Here is where you look for the broken wires- http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=958280

I would agree the TPS might need adjusted. The built in search on this site blows, so I use...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-15-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,290
Posted By tacosupreme
I read every thread I could find on them with my...

I read every thread I could find on them with my google-fu, and that is exactly the kind of feedback I'm looking for! Thank you.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-15-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,290
Posted By tacosupreme
I have searched until my eyes bled about this...

I have searched until my eyes bled about this subject. The consensus seems to be that the "safety sam" riders refuse to consider a 140 on the 4.25" Adv rim, while the dirt dogs mount them up but...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-13-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By tacosupreme
I thought it was opposite, more offset (22mm)...

I thought it was opposite, more offset (22mm) would mean faster turn in at the expense of high speed stability, no? It would stand to reason the adventure would be built for better high speed...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-13-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,088
Posted By tacosupreme
The wires are probably broken even though the...

The wires are probably broken even though the coating is not. After you wrapped them there is enough contact for electricity to pass, but I bet it will rear it's head again sooner rather than later.
Forum: Vendors 02-12-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 35,622
Posted By tacosupreme
Just got my junk back from Konflict last night. ...

Just got my junk back from Konflict last night. Got the bike put together and went for a rip and it is a different animal. It completely transformed the bike, and I didn't even run it through the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-12-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By tacosupreme
I'm also a wookie sized individual and went with...

I'm also a wookie sized individual and went with .66kg/mm fork springs (they fit fine with no lathe required) and 16.2kg rear shock spring from slavens for my adventure. It helped some, but with the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-02-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 25,834
Posted By tacosupreme
Awesome. My grandpa told me "if it looks like...

Awesome. My grandpa told me "if it looks like goose shit, it will hold the same" about welds. That said, I've made some ugly trail welds that have held up better than the original component. It's...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,904
Posted By tacosupreme
I also commute with my 990. At least when there...

I also commute with my 990. At least when there isn't freezing rain. It is a great bike for commuting, but you'll find yourself taking the long way home a lot and your cheeks will hurt from smiling...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-20-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By tacosupreme
I ran mine for a while without remapping. It ran...

I ran mine for a while without remapping. It ran a little rich, but otherwise ok. It won't hurt anything, and when you do get around to mapping it will feel like a new bike! The 4.1's are a few...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-19-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,054
Posted By tacosupreme
I've only had one seat belt ticket in about a...

I've only had one seat belt ticket in about a million miles of driving, and I was also wearing my seatbelt. I figure I am ahead by about 1000 tickets or so, and paid it for good karma. Seems to be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-11-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,564
Posted By tacosupreme
I have a 2012 (the blue one with abs, whatever...

I have a 2012 (the blue one with abs, whatever that is) and would swap if we could figure out logistics. I'm on the free side of the state in Pendleton. My rear shock is seeping oil though... and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-26-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,811
Posted By tacosupreme
When I was in the Army we built entire fake...

When I was in the Army we built entire fake villages out of sea containers. We used spray foam on the exterior with a layer of stucco like material over that. I lived in them for several years off...
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