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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-28-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,398
Posted By GrenDesb
Did you see your doctor? Something ain't...

Did you see your doctor?

Something ain't right for sure.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-05-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,179
Posted By GrenDesb
LC8 were in "Beasts"

LC8 were in "Beasts"
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-04-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,218
Posted By GrenDesb
I'd give them a call and get their advices.

I'd give them a call and get their advices.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,715
Posted By GrenDesb
There is this, DIY manual cam chain tensioner. ...

There is this, DIY manual cam chain tensioner.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=987208
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,715
Posted By GrenDesb
No tensioner available for the LC8 yet is the...

No tensioner available for the LC8 yet is the answer I got from Dirt Tricks few minutes ago.

Hoping they can get those out soon. :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By GrenDesb
You'll easily find someone to swap your R...

You'll easily find someone to swap your R suspension for a standard height.

Put an add and you'll have someone ready to pay all the shipping to swap his fork and shock probably within an hour or...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-04-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,069
Posted By GrenDesb
Yeah, i've too found that right aiming of a high...

Yeah, i've too found that right aiming of a high beam is critical and a bit tricky.

Slightly to high and you loose the expected brightness in the outerspace.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-02-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,569
Posted By GrenDesb
Try the Pirelli XCMH. Wears faster than a...

Try the Pirelli XCMH.

Wears faster than a 908 but costs almost half the price and grips quite better.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,833
Posted By GrenDesb
I am. I have a 990. Looking for a similar...

I am. I have a 990.

Looking for a similar event local to me but NY is within reach.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,577
Posted By GrenDesb
No absolute nedd for fancy softbags, I use...

No absolute nedd for fancy softbags, I use regular 25$ canoe drybags strapped to the racks with some RokStraps.

This season I'm switching to GCAG straps.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-29-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,998
Posted By GrenDesb
I always been confident that simple silicone...

I always been confident that simple silicone would do but didn't like the idea of messing with it too much so I tried this on my 19/17:

Thorougly cleaned the rim and nipples with lacquer thinner...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-25-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,502
Posted By GrenDesb
It's not all about rider weight. Konflict...

It's not all about rider weight.

Konflict installed 0.64 in my forks when they extended the travel to 2006 S specs.

I weight 200# and the sag is right on with the preload adjusters at the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-21-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,620
Posted By GrenDesb
Other dirt oriented option : Pirelli XCMH ...

Other dirt oriented option : Pirelli XCMH

Best rear I've ran so far, last half as long as 908 but costs half also so it's fair enough for a much better grip.

Front is pretty good too.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-21-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,147
Posted By GrenDesb
Bought an Antigravity Battery for my 990...

Bought an Antigravity Battery for my 990 following the reading of some posts from guys (_cy_ and JoelWiseman) who spends their free time testing batteries and exploding Shorai's, etc.

Based on my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-10-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,512
Posted By GrenDesb
I beleive all 990 (07 and up) have the 16T...

I beleive all 990 (07 and up) have the 16T sprocket from factory.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-08-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,512
Posted By GrenDesb
I prefer a 17 front as I change the rear...

I prefer a 17 front as I change the rear depending of what I do. I have two rear sprocket on two separate carriers.

I run 17-45 when riding around and 17-42 for long higher speed rides/trips...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,106
Posted By GrenDesb
Pirelli XCMH is my favorite for the rear of my...

Pirelli XCMH is my favorite for the rear of my 990.

Great all around, decent price and life.

Teraflex is only good in the soft stuff.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-19-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,509
Posted By GrenDesb
My bike came with thoses which I didn't like at...

My bike came with thoses which I didn't like at all and which ended up broken at the stem.

http://product-images.highwire.com/330261/1887100.jpg

Now I'm back with the Double Take and love them....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-19-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By GrenDesb
Woody's

http://www.woodyswheelworks.com/

Or

http://www.radmfg.com
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,204
Posted By GrenDesb
Too far too soon to have my bike shipped. :cry ...

Too far too soon to have my bike shipped. :cry

If someone is looking for a rider to complete a team and willing to lend a bike, I'd fly there for sure.

I've been looking for such an event...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,934
Posted By GrenDesb
I'd love to have a winch when I'm alone in the...

I'd love to have a winch when I'm alone in the rough.

Too many times I've ended up desperately freeing myself, one day I'll just stay there wishing for a winch.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,156
Posted By GrenDesb
The '14 990 Baja came with 140/80-18 rear tire on...

The '14 990 Baja came with 140/80-18 rear tire on the same rim as the earlier bikes so there souldn't be much of an issue
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,340
Posted By GrenDesb
People who have RAD hubs (Woody's, etc.) be...

People who have RAD hubs (Woody's, etc.) be careful as the rear bearings are not the same numbers as stock and in facts, there are 3 in the rear hub.

I can post the PN if people wants them, I just...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,682
Posted By GrenDesb
There are at least two versions, On-Road and...

There are at least two versions, On-Road and Off-Road.

Don't know which version are the 9X0 ones though. Call Scotts, they'll tell you.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By GrenDesb
PM Head2wind, he messes with adv/sm/se/sd...

PM Head2wind, he messes with adv/sm/se/sd harnesses and should know everything you need to know.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,493
Posted By GrenDesb
Otherwise, engine cutting out causes are most of...

Otherwise, engine cutting out causes are most of the time:

Wire cut in the loom that goes to the ignition switch

Worn out or dirty ignition switch contacts

Main relay and or corroded/loose...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-16-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By GrenDesb
When I was looking for a 9x0 adventure, SM seemed...

When I was looking for a 9x0 adventure, SM seemed to be easier to find.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-14-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19,347
Views: 8,056,932
Posted By GrenDesb
On a trip around lake St-Jean from Québec city...

On a trip around lake St-Jean from Québec city and back.

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk288/grendesb/KTM%202014/FFC14FF5-9A99-4E34-9E29-541509DDC018_zps5ftpv9o8.jpg
...
Forum: Canada 05-28-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 29,570
Posted By GrenDesb
Couple other taken by Eric: ...

Couple other taken by Eric:

http://www.rinho.net/Moto/RR2014/i-wwC8df3/0/XL/IMG_3892-XL.jpg

http://www.rinho.net/Moto/RR2014/i-Lgh7KB5/0/XL/IMG_3887-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Canada 05-28-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 29,570
Posted By GrenDesb
Fixed :D

Fixed :D
Forum: Canada 05-28-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 29,570
Posted By GrenDesb
Same spot. When people (with lower air...

Same spot.

When people (with lower air intakes) started to honk the horn for me to turn around, I just had to pivot the bike around as it was floating on the side bags.
...
Forum: Canada 05-26-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 29,570
Posted By GrenDesb
Had a hell of a great time this week end. ...

Had a hell of a great time this week end.

This event is in line to be my best ride of the year.

Pics and video to come.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-17-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By GrenDesb
Great, that is what I wanted to hear. Thank...

Great, that is what I wanted to hear.

Thank you.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-16-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By GrenDesb
I have a 245mm suspension (S 2006 to 2009 and...

I have a 245mm suspension (S 2006 to 2009 and 2011 up)

Buying a new one is expensive for what it is.

Taking out the welder and mod mine is by far the cheapest, simpliest and easiest way so I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-15-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By GrenDesb
9x0 longer center stand ???

Anyone modded a stock center stand to lenghten it and accomodate S, R or Powercell 277 suspension?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-15-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By GrenDesb
Few ressources that I know of. ...

Few ressources that I know of.

Mytripmybike.com

Motorcycleshippers.com

Uship.com
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-27-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19,347
Views: 8,056,932
Posted By GrenDesb
Looks tall for a 2007 S (245mm). Does it have the...

Looks tall for a 2007 S (245mm). Does it have the big (265mm) suspension?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-27-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,335
Views: 257,657
Posted By GrenDesb
Roaming Rally on a 990 - Day 1

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-26-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,442
Posted By GrenDesb
On the video at least, it REALLY sounds like...

On the video at least, it REALLY sounds like sheetmetal rattle so my vote to exhaust pipe joint or other exhaust pipe related rattle.

But from a video, can be really misleading.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By GrenDesb
Stupid me. :rofl Found the solution here:...

Stupid me. :rofl

Found the solution here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=562758
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