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Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 49,105
Posted By j.king
another SC area 501s

I picked up my 501s last Saturday from Moore and Sons. Those guys are very nice to deal with.

I had them change the gearing and install stiffer springs as well as the a 4.1 gallon tank before I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By j.king
Thumb Back on the road

So I finally got the bike back to a rideable state. Tore it all down again. Hooked everything up and aimed for .62 with a warm engine.

Long story short - it is idleing pretty steady but a bit...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By j.king
Hey 911 Probably like a lot of 990 owners I...

Hey 911

Probably like a lot of 990 owners I have had some sort of funky idle, holding revs etc... on the bike long before tacking any of this stuff so I was always intending to at least take a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By j.king
thanks guys. I will try the 15 min reset again -...

thanks guys. I will try the 15 min reset again - as you wrote, it doesn't cost much :-)

Will also try a test ride with the stepper motor unplugged - at the least it would tell me if it is the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By j.king
Pissed 990R dies on trailing throttle - diagnostic suggestions needed

I've been reading through similar threads the last few days and still haven't quite found out what is going on. Hoping somebody might have gone through something similar and might have some...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-20-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,166
Posted By j.king
8mm wrench with a ratchet box end helps

luckily i had some craftsmen wrenches that have the ratchet box end - those are great for getting the bolt out and tightening the new one.

still a pain to get the lower bolt started but my wife...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-19-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By j.king
charts

photocopying doesnt really work well - you have to then cut the sheets and tape them together but then they are so thick that they don't fit in the roll chart holder.

At the time i did the ride i...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-18-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,023
Views: 602,090
Posted By j.king
Thumb Santa Cruz Mountains - Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond, CA - a mile or so off of HWY 9 in the Santa Cruz Moutains - about 10 miles from the coast.
About an hour north of Monterey and about an hour or so south of San Francisco.

Room in the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-18-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By j.king
Wicked Sheetiron 300 revisit - looking for used roll charts from 2014 ride...

Hi,
I rode the sheetiron this year and had a blast. Very well organized event and the riding was also a lot of fun.
A few of my riding buddies weren't able to make the official ride this year so we...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-07-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,937
Posted By j.king
mt21 front and kenda bb rear

when i factor in price i am pretty happy with the BB rear (on a 990r). I am on my third one and have averaged around 3k miles on each. That is riding them till they are truly finished though - if you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-04-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By j.king
had to drill a hole to get at the hidden bolt

Naturally I won't share how I assumed the tank lids are symetrical from one side to the other - which led to me drilling the first hole in the wrong place :fall
The second hole (after all the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-31-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By j.king
Cry gas cap - lock cylinder locked/broken/in a bad mood....

I'm looking for suggestions on how best to fix a problem i have right now.

After two weekends of off-road adventure on my 990r (2010) I am unable to get the right side tank open anymore. It...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-31-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 168,527
Posted By j.king
ZUMO 590 reboots as soon as I try to start the media app

Haven't found much on this but I have the following problem:

Unit is installed in the factory cradle and works fine for nearly everything but as soon as I go to Apps and punch on the media app...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-30-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By j.king
after changing to 16/45

stock was 16/42 i believe
that got me about 80mph @5k
and pretty straight down the gearbox in 10mph increments:
5th - 70 @5k etc...

went with 16/45 for lower gearing off-road. so far pretty...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-28-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,351
Posted By j.king
fun weekend

Had a really nice weekend. Thanks for the warm welcome at the campground and for letting us hang out around the campfire.

Andy (can't remember his handle on here) had some interesting trail/route...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-23-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,357
Views: 262,766
Posted By j.king
Laugh Stewards of the Sierras Dual Sport Ride 7/19

A few videos of the ride this last weekend. Quality isn't stellar and I didnt have time to edit anything.

It was a great route/loop through the Sierra National Forest put on by the Stewards. Lots...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-20-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,357
Views: 262,766
Posted By j.king
short little uphill on 990's - Hollister OHV park

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezYgRfSMV8I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6u23Cg8JRk

plus a nice watercrossing from the Sheetiron 300 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dymZFjLqDcw
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-20-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,288
Posted By j.king
Mt21 +1

2010 990r

I have been very happy with running a MT21 in the front and the kenda big block in the rear. The idea was to have the front last through two rears and it actually worked out that way.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-12-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,977
Posted By j.king
more a general note on what to expect after the upgrade

I have a 2010 990r that I had SPS re-do the suspension on. I am 6'3" and probably 270 with gear.

I ride pretty aggressively off-road and really needed suspension that wouldn't bottom like stock....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-16-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,080
Posted By j.king
riding buddy dropped out

been looking forward to this ride for a while now and my riding buddy just informed me he feels like crap and won't be making it. He did a whole bunch of prep work to get ready so i think he must...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-17-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By j.king
enjoy the ride

after riding it for a bit you might find out that tires and more gas is all it needs :nod

I had a Corbin seat for a bit and it was better than stock but still not really comfortable - now, after...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-25-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By j.king
ok. I was assuming it wasn't critical and the...

ok. I was assuming it wasn't critical and the bike is running fine. it just never showed any error codes until the last oil change so I was wondering what I might have pinched, knocked off or...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-25-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By j.king
common cause of FI code 54 (5 long 4 short)

the manual lists the culprit as the secondary air valve circuit to ground or input signal too high.

Forgot to add - it is a 2010 990R with about 26k miles on it. Other than leo vince slip-ons...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-20-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,916
Posted By j.king
Dv

Just came back from a weekend in DV. Stayed in Kernville and then Beatty.
Bring warm gear - mornings are pretty chilly (30's) but once you get going in the Valley it was fine. Midday temps were...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-12-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By j.king
thanks for the replies

I thought it would be fine as the wheel looked symmetrical but nice to hear different opinions. Front wheel seems sort of important :D

Now for an oil change, air filter clean/change, tighten the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-12-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By j.king
2010 990r front wheel direction

Hey there,

searched a bit but didnt find anything and I wanted to double check on something.

My fork seals were weepy so I got some new seals and wipers installed and put it back together...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-08-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,512
Posted By j.king
9x0 seats

Yes, the stock seat is pretty painful.

I have tried a Corbin on my 990r and it was an improvement over stock but very slippery. The Corbin is really flat and quite a bit wider than stock so it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-19-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,918
Posted By j.king
how did it happen

Hey there,

sorry about your bike being stolen. How did it happen (I know you said you were away)? Interested to hear if your bike was outside or in your garage. Was it just the bike stolen or did...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 962
Posted By j.king
Safari tanks color question for 2010 990R

After a few close calls I think I am about ready to pull the trigger on a set of Safari tanks for my Adventure. I have the 2010 R model - mostly black with white front fender and white side panels.
...
Forum: Face plant 10-22-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,695
Posted By j.king
better half

can't remember which side was which but you could tell by looking at the bike which side got the heart and which side got the intestines :puke1

did they take the bike off of you when they...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-15-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 68,030
Posted By j.king
990r and Futura seems to be a good combo

:wink:

http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w504/jasonsmith70/995d6279.jpg
Forum: Face plant 07-25-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,706
Posted By j.king
einfach uebersehen oder wie?

hey,

wie ist das dann passiert? Ich meine ich verstehe es wenn man von hinten angefahren wird bei einem ampel oder stoptafel oder sonst was aber wenn du eh schon mit 50kmh unterwegs warst?
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-21-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,625
Posted By j.king
quick fix - second on the airhawk

this would be my suggestion for a quick fix until you can take a look at a russel or something else. I picked up a Corbin quite on the cheap and it was a big improvement over stock but still had the...
Forum: Europe 04-18-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,227
Posted By j.king
Vienna and Umgebung offroad

Been a few years since I have lived in Vienna so my local knowledge is already a little sketchy. Not sure how your German is but I would recommend trying the forum on www.1000ps.at...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-09-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,561
Posted By j.king
airhawk

Have used the airhawks a few times for longer highway/freeway trips. Can't remember the exact model types but used a combo of the main seat for me and the pillion size for my wife. As a few have...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-03-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
Posted By j.king
Hammerhead+blackdog relocation bracket+sz13adv boots

I have a similar "problem". With the stock setup if I move the shifter to where it was basically flat (straight line from pedal to the top of the shifter) I had some trouble fitting my big foot under...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-07-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,363
Posted By j.king
bully

you must have had about 250 pounds at 70hp on most of the other bikes :eek1

looks like you enjoyed yourself though. who took the pics?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-29-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,389
Posted By j.king
San Jose

oh. too bad you can't wait until summer to give me time to put the miles on mine for a second check and then we could have done it together in SJ on your way to visit the old farts in OR :rofl
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-28-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,528
Posted By j.king
tank bag mouting - with crash bars

not sure if I have it exactly how it should be but this worked for me.
The fixed strap (to the front of the bag) goes under the whole steering head and back up the other side and the two side straps...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-22-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 55,302
Posted By j.king
South Bay -> Bend

I'm in. Registered.
Will be heading there from South Bay (San Jose, CA) and will have a camping stop in Brookings Oregon on the way for anyone who wants to tag along. Will also have the chance to...
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