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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-11-2006, 05:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,476
Posted By Foad99
I'm in!

In Walnut Creek.

Keep me posted.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-11-2006, 11:12 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 46,392
Posted By Foad99
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 01-04-2006, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,095
Posted By Foad99
Baja in April

Took a quick trip down in Nov. If you use the tracks from the above post "7 days in Baja" it will take you past several great camp/hotel beaches.

On another topic:

1. I work in Dublin (Hopyard)...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2005, 02:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,936
Posted By Foad99
New 1200RT Owner!!

I love this bike!

I got rid of an Aprilia Caponord and picked up this Beemer 2 weeks ago and have already completed my 600 mile service. I have never ridden a BMW and my only reservation is mine...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-08-2005, 05:48 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,336
Posted By Foad99
List below

2005 KTM 450 Exc - Dualsported
2005 BMW 1200RT
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2004, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,009
Posted By Foad99
More oil Capacity for my 450exc!!!

The limited oil capacity and the fact it is shared with the trans really crimps my 05 (w/plate) dualsported 450exc from multi-day trips. I thought some Hondas could be fitted with larger oil sumps....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-05-2004, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 118,689
Posted By Foad99
I'm gonna need a minute........ :smoke

I'm gonna need a minute........ :smoke
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-05-2004, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,525
Posted By Foad99
Get an early start.

If you can get an early start, Tioga is a really beautiful route. Gas and lunch are available in Lee Vining on the other side.

Enjoy,

SJ
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-24-2004, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By Foad99
Headed to Lost Coast for 6/26-6/27

I am going to head out of the Eastbay (WC) early Sat. and stop a few times for coffee on the way up to Usal Rd. Camp for the night and cruise on back Sunday AM. Just want to get out and enjoy the...
Forum: Vendors 06-24-2004, 09:49 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,109
Posted By Foad99
Ditch the "Dip"

I hate the dip in my stock seat! I like a flat seat made w/suede. The dip forces you into an MX style position all the time.. I like to be able to move around on the seat and use the suede to help...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-17-2004, 01:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,075
Posted By Foad99
Name that Chirp!

Mine makes the same noise as I take off from a standing start. If I am moving and hit the gas I can't get it to make the "Chirp".

It sounds like the noise the WRC Rallye cars make as they...
Forum: Vendors 06-17-2004, 10:03 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,109
Posted By Foad99
Still have complete stock seat

Ricardo,

I like my seat from Sommer! I am going to give him my stock seat that came off my 950 and have him strip and recover that one. I might even call Oliver and have him send me another KTM...
Forum: Vendors 06-16-2004, 10:29 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,109
Posted By Foad99
My Sommer Seat

They actually made me the whole seat. I guess they just took a stock seat and then recovered it and shipped it. They even sent the stock cover they replaced. Anyway I would like to try one of your...
Forum: Vendors 06-16-2004, 04:25 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,109
Posted By Foad99
Very Interested!

Mr. Jangles Sir,

I recently received one of the Sommer 950 Suede Saddles. I really like the fit and finish of the seat but would be interested in more "comfort". It is more comfortable than the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-11-2004, 12:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,979
Posted By Foad99
Incoming Stuff

Sorry, in advance for the total Newbie question.

How does the hole deal with incoming stuff like rain/dirt/dust/small chud. Is there some sort of directional screen behind it or is it just too...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-11-2004, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,147
Posted By Foad99
Cockpit Components

I am getting ready to make some changes to my 950's cockpit and am looking for some input in the following areas:

1. Go with KTM's Roadbook Holder/RPM eliminator set-up?
2. GPS (Garmin 176)...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-09-2004, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,610
Posted By Foad99
Thanks for all the ideas!

All,

Looks like there is plenty I can do with just the ft. brake and the suspension to get some noticeable results.

I am used to an Adv-R but the front of my 950 really seems to be hand full at...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-08-2004, 12:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,610
Posted By Foad99
Question Lighten the Nose!

I was thinking about some of the mods that the PD guys made to their bikes to lighten up the front and how they would work for "mortals".

1. Move battery back
2. Remove 1 front caliper/rotor
3....
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-01-2004, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 925
Posted By Foad99
Looking for a North Coast Day Loop

All,

I am looking for an all day ride, including some dirt, that would leave from the SF Bay Area and go up the coast to the north.

I will be on my 950 and would be traveling with another...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-26-2004, 10:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,166
Posted By Foad99
I had a clutch jet-ectemy!

Folks,

Just picked my bike up from Scuderia this evening from her 600mi service and Eric showed me my ex-clutch oil jet and it was marked 30m. It was replaced by the 50m version without incident!...
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2004, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 650
Posted By Foad99
Laugh Help...can't keep from buying....950!!!!

All,

Just finished making the call to my local dealer and signing my life away on my new Silver 950.

At least I was out of the Dog House for a couple of weeks!!!!!

Cheers!

SJ
Forum: Regional forums 05-03-2004, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 623
Posted By Foad99
Need info on Bako to Ridgecrest Off-road route

I have tried to D/L to route from SMTS but I keep getting a compatiblitiy error with my mapsource software. Does someone have the Cood's for this section thy could send me in .xls or .doc format.
...
Forum: Regional forums 04-19-2004, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By Foad99
Are you headed out to Networld/Vegas via this route?

I am heading out to Vegas over this same weekend and am interested in doing this route. I live in Walnut Creek and would be taking my Adv-R.

Let me know.
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2004, 02:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,417
Posted By Foad99
traced your recent DV route

Bill,

Headed out on Friday (4/9) and took your route over to DV. Had to shoot back on Sat (4/10) and stayed on 178 back out to 99 andthne headed up from there. I loved that twistie section through...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2004, 10:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,669
Posted By Foad99
Box Opening!

Not the best start!

1. New Cables too long
2. Linkage for Carb on opposite side that stock. Wire routing issues
(yes I made sure the Carb was not upside down!)
3. Stock rubber boot from...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2004, 12:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,669
Posted By Foad99
Vendor

Carbparts

Appx $500

SJ
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2004, 12:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,669
Posted By Foad99
Got my kit

Included:

- Carb
- 2 MotionPro Cables
- Inlet Adap from airbox
- Adapter to Intake
- Instructions (Thank God!)
- Catalog

Pictures and frustrations to follow.
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2004, 08:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,669
Posted By Foad99
Carb Cost.

Check your PM's
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2004, 02:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,669
Posted By Foad99
Carbparts was great!

These guys were very helpful. Pre-Jetting and are shipping extra jets on either side of where I am now as well as including custom pro-motion cables.

We'll see how things go once I get and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2004, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By Foad99
What about the Sparky??

I think the added expense is for the SXC Sparky .... Appx $469.00

SJ
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2004, 01:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,669
Posted By Foad99
Hmmmm.....

Is that silencer have a Spark Arrestor???

SJ
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2004, 12:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,680
Posted By Foad99
Hey ThinAir!

I heard that Lance Armstrong is an aspiring Adr Rider. I guess he has been on a couple rides with Lyle Lovette and M/S. Might make for an interesting article.
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2004, 09:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,669
Posted By Foad99
Got the FCR 41!!

In speaking with the guy from Carbparts, he seconded Flanny's suggestion of opening up the Supertrap if necessary. That, in combination with the airbox mod combined and the new carb, should give me a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2004, 08:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,669
Posted By Foad99
Thanks...so far

So.....

Leave the pre-silencer? OK

The "Sparky" silencer is supposed to be arrested, hence the name but I am concerned about the noise. I want to have a nice thump to my bike but not be over...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2004, 09:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,669
Posted By Foad99
Question Adv-R Mods - Here's what I'm think'n

Please chime in:

1. Replace pre-silencer segment
2. KTM SXC "Sparky"
3. 41mm Keihin properly jetted
4. Air-Box Mod
5. Learn to ride better

Seriously, please share any pos/neg exp's with...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2004, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By Foad99
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2003, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By Foad99
Tires for 1500mile trip (300 miles desert)

KTM Adv-R

Heading down to So. Cal via some backroads then out to Vegas via the slab and some desert tracks. Currently on 606's and want somethng less "knobbied" and road"ish". Of course still need...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2003, 03:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 21,903
Posted By Foad99
950 tank guards

J-L

I was curious of the Kevlar guards on your 950. I put a nice rub on my tank bottom when I fell this last weekend. That type of covering would have been just the ticket. Would it work on my...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2003, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By Foad99
Thanks!!

I will keep checking!
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2003, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By Foad99
Riding

KTM Adv-R

Avg. to a little above avg. skills.
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