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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-10-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,174
Posted By Braindead
MPC in Roseville, CA had one a couple of weeks...

MPC in Roseville, CA had one a couple of weeks ago, not sure if they still do.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-07-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,885
Posted By Braindead
The kickstand might be bent out a little giving...

The kickstand might be bent out a little giving it more lean angle. This can happen when you do like I do and sit on the bike as you lean the bike over onto the side stand, putting a lot of force on...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-02-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,868
Posted By Braindead
I haven't set up a photo account yet to post new...

I haven't set up a photo account yet to post new pics. Her is an old post of mine when I got the Kristas. The Ericas are exactly the same size, mounted in the same location, the only difference is...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,515
Posted By Braindead
Just upgraded to Erica's

I just took my bike in and had Clearwater install the new Erica's. WOW 6,000 lumins each! These are 2 1/2 times brighter than my old Krista's. The new dimmer switch takes the lights down to 5%...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-29-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By Braindead
Do someone have the link to the thread for...

Do someone have the link to the thread for putting a switch on the ABS? I looked at my abs unit and fmr there are a lot of wires to choose from.

Thanks
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-28-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,326
Posted By Braindead
I haven't had a writer pull me into a story and...

I haven't had a writer pull me into a story and make me feel the experience like that since Peter Egan. You have a talent with prose and I have sent this thread to Cycle World, in hopes they will...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 28,865
Posted By Braindead
Question Anyone want to tow a trailer?

Is anyone driving out from Norther CA or Reno area, that wants to tow a covered trailer with 4 bikes? We could make room to fit your bike in as well and we'll kick in a bunch o cash for fuel. Or if...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-19-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,723
Posted By Braindead
+1 on lots of pics. I enjoyed the thread and I'm...

+1 on lots of pics. I enjoyed the thread and I'm in he middle of an electrical boondoggle, so maybe I'll learn something from ya
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By Braindead
I should add that it's a 09 990 Adventure.

I should add that it's a 09 990 Adventure.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By Braindead
Another 990 ABS Problem

I replaced my Gerbing fixed controller with a new one. While doing so, I did something that ran the Shorai battery down dead. I recharged it, everything seemed fine except my abs light is on and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By Braindead
Thanks for the reply, I haven't found a good...

Thanks for the reply, I haven't found a good thread on how to do this, does anyone know of one? I'm an electrical noob, does it matter if I switch the ground or positive wire? My inclination would...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-10-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By Braindead
Question I need to switch my abs, because mine won't stay...

I need to switch my abs, because mine won't stay deactivated (it switches back to abs after about 15 seconds). Why do you only switch the wires to the rear sensor?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-10-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,868
Posted By Braindead
Clearwater Lights

I'm running the new Erica's from Clearwater. 6,000 lumins each. Dimmable down to 5%, so I have them on all the time (day and night). When I hit my high beam switch they instantly go to 100%. Also...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-19-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,635,382
Posted By Braindead
I'm thinkin part of the weight gain (dry) is the...

I'm thinkin part of the weight gain (dry) is the crash bars and slipper clutch. Both are desirable aftermarket add ons that we pay extra for. So a weight comparison against a 2012 990R should be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-30-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19,138
Views: 7,863,338
Posted By Braindead
Clearwater Kristas. We luv em. They light up...

Clearwater Kristas. We luv em. They light up the night like daytime and help with daytime visibility.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-30-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19,138
Views: 7,863,338
Posted By Braindead
Four of us from Northern CA with 990 Adventures...

Four of us from Northern CA with 990 Adventures decided to do a 5 state 2100 mile tour (UT,CO,AZ,NM,NV). We decided to skip the 600 miles of boring slab and trailer to Las Vegas NV. We could have...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-15-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By Braindead
Found it

Small wire was disconected at the inside of the front lever. THANKS everybody!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-15-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By Braindead
I should mention that I put new pads on just...

I should mention that I put new pads on just before the ride and the light has been on since the begining of the ride. I didn't realize it until it was pointed out at the start.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-15-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By Braindead
Brake light stays on

I am in the middle of a 10 day ride and my brake light is staying on. Not a real big deal except that my buddies and cars don't know when I'm braking. I completely loosed the plunger rod at the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-10-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By Braindead
Need help with fuel leak

I am leaving for a 10 day ride in the morning and I have fuel running out of the black hose on the left side of the bike. I just put gas in it and didn't fill it to the top. I loosen the left tank...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-26-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 606
Posted By Braindead
Troubleshooting Problems on the trail

I was inspired by Geeks thread giving new owners information about the 990 ADV, This thread has similarities, but I didn't want to jack his thread. There is so much valuable experience an knowledge...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-26-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 58,439
Posted By Braindead
Running out of gas

If you run out of gas it means that the left fuel tank is empty (where the fuel pump is located), but there is probably fuel still in the right tank. You can lean the bike over to the left side and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,492
Posted By Braindead
Talking [QUOTE=ykrweb;18299265]If this is the case the...

[QUOTE=ykrweb;18299265]If this is the case the the slow speed damp circuit is set too high. On the Scott's there are two circuits for slow and high speed. The damper is basically insurance against...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,986
Posted By Braindead
My friends and I run the Clearwater Krista's and...

My friends and I run the Clearwater Krista's and they are dimmable. I run them full power off road and Truckers in Alaska told my friends that they could see the lights miles away. When running on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-20-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,054
Posted By Braindead
:clap I followed this story every day since day...

:clap I followed this story every day since day one, great ride and write up. Looking forward to reading your future Adventures.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-15-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11,153
Views: 2,378,995
Posted By Braindead
ABS on off switch

I'd like to hook up my ABS to an on/ off switch. Does anyone have information on how to do it? I'm mostly interested in the tie into the ABS itself, I can probably figure out hooking up a switch...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 42,568
Posted By Braindead
Dr Kayak's rack

+1
Actually the dimensions wouldn't do me any good since I couldn't build a cross for a grave. Perhaps you'd build and sell another one? (PM me) I would also be interested in seeing a picture with...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-13-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 40,663
Posted By Braindead
CF Fender

Carbon fiber fender? where's the thread? How bout a nice clean CF fender kit, with custom fork protection for the 990 ADV.:wink: By the way installed my quick drain tube the other day, thanks...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-09-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,517
Posted By Braindead
Thanks for the feedback

Thanks everybody. Paul, I haven't found the Flexing you abs thread yet, so I'll send a PM. I have never heard of this mod, I wonder how many other trick mods there are. Has anyone compiled a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-08-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,517
Posted By Braindead
Question ABS Bypass doesn't stay activated

When I go through the ABS bypass procedure, the ABS light comes on and stays on until I let out the clutch, then it goes out and the ABS is active. This is on an 09 990 Adventure.

Any ideas would...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-15-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 27,336
Posted By Braindead
[QUOTE;CP, just came across this. Sounds like...

[QUOTE;CP, just came across this. Sounds like you are on the mend. Well wishes and prayers your way man!


My thoughts as well CP, prayers and well wishes.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-06-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11,153
Views: 2,378,995
Posted By Braindead
Laugh Installed the newly designed Rugged Roads LC8...

Installed the newly designed Rugged Roads LC8 radiator guard. It looks awesome! Adventures Workshop never delivered the product and kept my money. Rugged Roads UK stood behind their product and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-12-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,626
Posted By Braindead
Thanks for all your feedback. I just received...

Thanks for all your feedback. I just received the billet aluminum ones from KTM Twins as suggested by Todd. I will post how well I like them and if they don't work out, I will take KTMSER up on his...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-12-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,865
Posted By Braindead
ooops sent before I commented

Yeah I'm going to go sign up with a different user name and pretend this never happened!

A: I can't even figure out how to do a quote, so don't feel bad.

B: Braindead is already taken
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-12-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,865
Posted By Braindead
Yeah I'm going to go sign up with a different...

Yeah I'm going to go sign up with a different user name and pretend this never happened!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-11-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,626
Posted By Braindead
Okay, I admit that I am a bit of a destructive...

Okay, I admit that I am a bit of a destructive Klutz and I was talking to my buddy while gassing up, but c'mon the "metal" is an 8th of an inch thick by a quarter of an inch wide. We couldn't even...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-10-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,626
Posted By Braindead
Thanks Todd, those do look good and they probably...

Thanks Todd, those do look good and they probably cost the same as a stock replacement.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-10-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,626
Posted By Braindead
KTM gas cap broke off

Thanks KTM for making a little, thin, pot metal hinge on the robust gas cap. I was filling the beast when the gas cap just fell to the ground... WTF? Evidently I had put a little pressure on it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-21-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,183
Posted By Braindead
I love my 990 and I agree with what you guys are...

I love my 990 and I agree with what you guys are saying, except I'm confused about people who think it wasn't fair to put KTM's "ten year old design" against the others. It was a 2011 bike. If KTM...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-20-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,183
Posted By Braindead
Couldn't help myself, Kings Canyon

Couldn't help myself, Kings Canyon
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