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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-10-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,717
Posted By kailwathne
Was day dreaming the 2015s showed up at the...

Was day dreaming the 2015s showed up at the dealer today!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-10-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,706
Posted By kailwathne
Put a deposit down two months ago for an R, hope...

Put a deposit down two months ago for an R, hope to get it this month!:D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-26-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,371
Posted By kailwathne
I had a conflict with my valves as well but I...

I had a conflict with my valves as well but I just flipped them 180 degrees in the mounting holes so the hose faces forward, I lengthened the hose length and looped the hoses back around. It was a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-09-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,547
Posted By kailwathne
I'd like to jump in on the bad running theme with...

I'd like to jump in on the bad running theme with my 04 S, I recently put a two into one exhaust on and a wings pipe. It runs GREAT except at idle, It will do a little pop or backfire and kill the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-28-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 37,849
Posted By kailwathne
Another try ...

Another try
http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss325/Kail_bucket/08%20CDR/DIVIDERIDE379.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-28-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 37,849
Posted By kailwathne
http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss325/Kail_buck...

http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss325/Kail_bucket/08%20CDR/DIVIDERIDE379.jpg

Heavy when full! UHHG
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-06-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1,139
Views: 406,682
Posted By kailwathne
Here is a KTM on the CDR a few years ago

Here is a KTM on the CDR a few years ago
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-09-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 82,162
Posted By kailwathne
When you buy your 950 before they're allowed into...

When you buy your 950 before they're allowed into your state, sight unseen. Ride it, maintain it, farkle for more than six years and still get an out loud hoot when that tack rolls past 6500:lol3...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-04-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,090
Posted By kailwathne
The ignition switch is on the bars that move, the...

The ignition switch is on the bars that move, the service loop on my 04 was too tight from the factory and I was having intermittance in my console. I finally found the cause, replaced the switch and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-03-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,060
Posted By kailwathne
The safety bead works! I picked a metal shard...

The safety bead works! I picked a metal shard like a nail on my return home from the CDR on I-10. By the time I got the bike off the interstate I was squirling around something fierce. I started...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-03-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,060
Posted By kailwathne
I haven't figured out how to put two pics in one...

I haven't figured out how to put two pics in one reply but here it is in action
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-03-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,060
Posted By kailwathne
I was bored one evening an felt like I needed to...

I was bored one evening an felt like I needed to spend some time at the drill press so came up with my home made bead breaker. I works really well and doesnt weigh much at all. It comes apart and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-01-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By kailwathne
This was my set up for my solo CDR ride a couple...

This was my set up for my solo CDR ride a couple of years ago. I wish I could get the miles on that you have, good on ya!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-01-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,332
Posted By kailwathne
I bought my S in 03 04 and still love it! 24K on...

I bought my S in 03 04 and still love it! 24K on it and I have had to do the bulletin upgrades but minor in the big picture. KTM stands for Know Thy Maintenance but thats part of the ride. Get one...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-27-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,008
Posted By kailwathne
Get Both!:lol3 Then the only issue is...

Get Both!:lol3

Then the only issue is picking which one to ride.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-27-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,227
Posted By kailwathne
23,000 on my 03/04S and the longest jouney was...

23,000 on my 03/04S and the longest jouney was the CDR in Sept. 08. I rode boarder to boarder and then home in 13 days. I have done a few 500 mile pavement days up to Idaho, these bikes are easy and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-27-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,291
Posted By kailwathne
I ordered mine from BLack Dog, it was listed as...

I ordered mine from BLack Dog, it was listed as back ordered and took about two weeks to get but it is nice. I'm going to try it with the stock can first, see how it works. I have some FMF pipes but...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-26-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,951
Posted By kailwathne
The bitch is picking them back up:pissed

The bitch is picking them back up:pissed
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-26-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By kailwathne
I/2 inch sch 40 aluminum pipe fits perfect and...

I/2 inch sch 40 aluminum pipe fits perfect and takes the hits without damaging the bolt:clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-26-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By kailwathne
The effort was worth it!

The effort was worth it!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-26-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By kailwathne
here is a shot of the business end:eek1

here is a shot of the business end:eek1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-26-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By kailwathne
Laugh Success!

Thanks for all the advice and the common denominator was a BIGGER hammer! last night I hit it with a rubber mallet the a small brass hammer but was very reluctant to hit it any harder. Today I called...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-25-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By kailwathne
replacing swing arm bearings

I have an 03 S (original owner) that I love and want to keep it going for a long time! I recently had to rebuild the head set and thought I ought to check the swing arm bearings. Today I pulled off...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-25-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By kailwathne
The Shock is really pretty straight forward, I...

The Shock is really pretty straight forward, I just pulled mine out today on my way to getting the swing arm off. I have an 03 S and I recently rebuilt the head set that was extremely shot, thought I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-10-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,235
Posted By kailwathne
I'm at 25k and just recently had to replace the...

I'm at 25k and just recently had to replace the water pump seal and shaft for the second time. Plan on changing that out every 12k or so.
Don't slack on the oil changes.

Kail
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-16-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By kailwathne
I've had one of the first 950s from 04 and it has...

I've had one of the first 950s from 04 and it has been and awsome bike to own and ride. This year I test rode the 530 and 690 and decided the 530 was the better compliment for local quick overnight...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2009, 10:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,975
Posted By kailwathne
Last September I did the CDR solo on my 04 950....

Last September I did the CDR solo on my 04 950. When the bike was new there was a lot of concern about the pumps and seals so at 3k the local dealer warranted in a new pump. At 19k, 800 miles into...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,887,115
Posted By kailwathne
Here's a better shot at the end of the trip, 3900...

Here's a better shot at the end of the trip, 3900 miles in two weeks.:clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,887,115
Posted By kailwathne
going on 5 years of ownership and still love the...

going on 5 years of ownership and still love the bike! finished the CDR solo last fall with only three tip overs. Pic it up and keep going!:D
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By kailwathne
forgot the pic

forgot the pic
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By kailwathne
:lol3 I got a new 09 530 in January and set it up...

:lol3 I got a new 09 530 in January and set it up for longer rides, an Acerbi 6 gallon tank and Giant Loop bag. I've done several overnight rides and the bike works great. Lots of power and great...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By kailwathne
Thumb I put the Giantloop bag on my 09 530 last spring...

I put the Giantloop bag on my 09 530 last spring and the system works great! You can stuff the crap out of it or run just your day stuff in it. Check it out.:D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-10-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,080
Posted By kailwathne
I have an 04, one of the originals in the county...

I have an 04, one of the originals in the county and at 3k the dealer put in a new seal and shaft. Last Fall I set out solo on the CDR ride from Canada to Mexico, the bike had 18k on it at that time....
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By kailwathne
I rode the CDR solo last September on my KTM 950s...

I rode the CDR solo last September on my KTM 950s and had a blast. It is a long ride and I did it in two weeks and then rode home from Antelope Wells, 4k miles all together. My advice is that most of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-26-2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,887,115
Posted By kailwathne
04

I've had my 950s since 04 and the ride still puts a big grin on my face!
CDR check!!:lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-26-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,262
Posted By kailwathne
go for the S

I have had my S since 04 and love it, I just finished riding the CDR solo and the bike rocks. If you're going to get a big dirt bike why would go with less suspension, I used every bit of it on the...
Forum: Americas 09-22-2008, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,500
Posted By kailwathne
CDR completed last Saturday

I just finished the CDR last Saturday and had a blast. It was the longest solo ride I have done yet and it went well. The route is open but I thought I would follow up with a few points of interests....
Forum: Americas 09-03-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,500
Posted By kailwathne
Cdr

Saturday I leave Kalispell to start the CDR, Thanks for the info in the thread and look forward to meeting some of you on the way. look for a KTM950 in route.:clap
Cheers,
Kail
Forum: Trip Planning 08-22-2008, 11:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,947
Posted By kailwathne
Solo and the wife

I have done a few short rides solo (3 to 7 days) and my wife of 18 years has always been pretty understanding but always questions it. I am leaveing Sept. 5 for Montana to ride the CDR solo for two...
Forum: Americas 08-18-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,500
Posted By kailwathne
Cdr

I'm getting close to launch time, Is there any one else on thier way?:clap
Anyone who has recently finished it have any words of wisdom?
cheers!
Kail
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