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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-04-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1,752
Views: 126,056
Posted By txbear55
Well said, Wheatcourt. Best of luck with your...

Well said, Wheatcourt. Best of luck with your illness...ride on, enjoy and give thanks for life. We are all headed to the finish line with you...I seriously doubt you will be the first one there!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-29-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,011
Posted By txbear55
Oops! Dummy me....my symptoms were the same,...

Oops! Dummy me....my symptoms were the same, though. "Jest tryin' to hep".
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-29-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,011
Posted By txbear55
Is fuel filter original? If so, my bet is...

Is fuel filter original? If so, my bet is clogged fuel filter. My 990 did the same at 10K miles. Pretty common problem.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-08-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,568
Posted By txbear55
All I have ever heard is that it may help with...

All I have ever heard is that it may help with the abrupt throttle response or "twitchiness" that is a common complaint. Never heard of performance increases.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-21-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,379
Posted By txbear55
I still know of a 990 Dakar......

I still know of a 990 Dakar......
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 23,544
Posted By txbear55
Yup...Porsche sounds like my old Honda Valkyrie,...

Yup...Porsche sounds like my old Honda Valkyrie, flat 6 and BMW like a sports bike. Not saying they don't make mucho power, just that it doesn't push my buttons for sound. Maybe it's an age...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 23,544
Posted By txbear55
For some, it's "look at me". Others (myself),...

For some, it's "look at me". Others (myself), enjoy hearing/feeling the motor...love the sound of a healthy V-8, but do not care for 4 or 6 bangers, love the sound of a HD, but a thumper or inline 4...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-26-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,379
Posted By txbear55
Better to upgrade to a 990...I "might" know of a...

Better to upgrade to a 990...I "might" know of a 2011 990 Dakar ( naturally in that awesome Dakar blue) that may come up for sale very soon....:nod
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-17-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,293
Posted By txbear55
Definitely change it AND take spare...too big of...

Definitely change it AND take spare...too big of a trip to risk breakdown!

My 990 clogged at 10K and left me stranded...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-04-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,288
Posted By txbear55
Hey, I resemble that remark! My rotary phone has...

Hey, I resemble that remark! My rotary phone has never dropped a call! :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,288
Posted By txbear55
Oh Yeah! Close to Tejas again!

Oh Yeah! Close to Tejas again!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-24-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 256,002
Posted By txbear55
Checked out the SA at the Dallas Intl. Motorcycle...

Checked out the SA at the Dallas Intl. Motorcycle Show today... It was pretty wide and bulky in the gas tank section. Definitely reminded me of a BMW GS. I can't see it being as dirt worthy as the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,709
Posted By txbear55
Ha! You beat me to it this year (starting the...

Ha! You beat me to it this year (starting the Rally thread). Rumors are Jackson Hole vs Salt Lake City area ski resorts.... Inquiring minds want to know!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-22-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,984
Posted By txbear55
Pet peeve...a throttle lock ain't a cruise...

Pet peeve...a throttle lock ain't a cruise control! :lol3:hide
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-19-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By txbear55
[QUOTE=Barekat;25966870]There is something to be...

[QUOTE=Barekat;25966870]There is something to be said for a handsome, reliable woman...

As long as she shaves her mustache! :lol3
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-19-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By txbear55
Sounds like you need to hustle to the Flea Market...

Sounds like you need to hustle to the Flea Market and put your ad in...someone out there wants your 1190!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By txbear55
Install the by-pass switch for an easy cure...a...

Install the by-pass switch for an easy cure...a couple of threads already on it. My '11 990 did the same.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,871
Posted By txbear55
I had a 2004 GSA prior to 990 Adv. It's like...

I had a 2004 GSA prior to 990 Adv. It's like comparing a Jeep to a trophy truck!
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,191
Posted By txbear55
Keep 'em coming!

Keep 'em coming!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-15-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,263
Posted By txbear55
I'm running the same. Howls like a banshee...

I'm running the same. Howls like a banshee (seems worse with wear). No biggie with earplugs and works well street and dirt.




BTW...WTF is a banshee?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-23-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,155
Posted By txbear55
Same experience at 10K miles (stranded 500 miles...

Same experience at 10K miles (stranded 500 miles from home)...replace them both while there. I added Guglemonsters prefilters, too.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-12-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 256,002
Posted By txbear55
Any rumor as to color options, or just the...

Any rumor as to color options, or just the silver/gray?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-04-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 256,002
Posted By txbear55
Ok, bring it on (Starbucks abuse)...I want one. ...

Ok, bring it on (Starbucks abuse)...I want one. Just turned 59 and determining that I don't want to crash so much as I go offroad. "Big bike friendly" sounds better and better in route...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-02-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By txbear55
Nice ride, James! Enjoyed camping next to you at...

Nice ride, James! Enjoyed camping next to you at RTB. I was the blue KTM...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,915
Posted By txbear55
Nicely done rally. It's definitely cool to be...

Nicely done rally. It's definitely cool to be able to socialize and ride with well knowns such as Jimmy Lewis, or to go on group rides with a factory rider leading the pack...often at a challenging...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12,009
Views: 2,637,099
Posted By txbear55
Just installed the Guglemonster tank filters. ...

Just installed the Guglemonster tank filters. This should end the dreaded clogged filter syndrome caused by the OEM toy tank filter which tends to leave you stranded!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,665
Posted By txbear55
Hmmmmmm...methinks Sniperx is a spy. He has been...

Hmmmmmm...methinks Sniperx is a spy. He has been lurking around Orange Crush inquiring about KTMs with the dreaded "WET CLUTCH"! :huh
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-17-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By txbear55
Just that you may turn into a tire sliding, dirt...

Just that you may turn into a tire sliding, dirt throwing hooligan! Remember...."safety third!"! :lol3
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 10-17-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 63,778
Posted By txbear55
And what flavor would the Bosqueso be? Mild or...

And what flavor would the Bosqueso be? Mild or hot (and a butt-ripper)?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-16-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,465
Posted By txbear55
Nice bike! One less to tempt Sniperx... :clap

Nice bike! One less to tempt Sniperx... :clap
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 10-16-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 63,778
Posted By txbear55
Thanks! I'll watch the mail.

Thanks! I'll watch the mail.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 10-15-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 63,778
Posted By txbear55
When are we supposed to receive GPS tracks,...

When are we supposed to receive GPS tracks, routes, etc? Not that it will keep me from getting lost...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-14-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12,009
Views: 2,637,099
Posted By txbear55
How come I always get a flat with a screw in my...

How come I always get a flat with a screw in my tire? :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-13-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12,009
Views: 2,637,099
Posted By txbear55
Dang! First glance I thought those were studs...

Dang! First glance I thought those were studs for ice! :eek1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-13-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,582
Posted By txbear55
Thanks all! Sounds like may be ok with front...

Thanks all! Sounds like may be ok with front only for now, ride it, and see how she feels. Can always do rear later!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-12-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,582
Posted By txbear55
990 Adv suspension...with a twist

Ok, so we all know that the 990 Adv has too soft fork springs and will benefit greatly from a spring/re-valve job from Superplush, Konflict, etc. So, who has stopped at forks only and stayed with...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 10-08-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 63,778
Posted By txbear55
No problem (cough! cough!) :muutt

No problem (cough! cough!) :muutt
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 10-08-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 63,778
Posted By txbear55
Maybe I missed in prior posts, but how are routes...

Maybe I missed in prior posts, but how are routes being handled? GPS, paper maps, or dead reckoning? Looking forward to it! :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,417
Posted By txbear55
Awesome photos! My memories of 191 a few years...

Awesome photos! My memories of 191 a few years back involved contemplating throwing up in my helmet from motion sickness! The Dragon is a tollroad compared to 191, aka "The Devil's Hiway".
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-05-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 32,198
Posted By txbear55
Hopefully KTM will be more forthcoming than this...

Hopefully KTM will be more forthcoming than this year...rally site was not announced until March!
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