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Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2004, 10:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 686
Posted By Grover
Rim 'O The World Rally SS Stage

Howdy guys,

I managed to attend the Rim of the World Rally a month ago and had some fun. Out of overwork and laziness I hadn't gotten around to putting them up on a webgallery until now, but...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-17-2004, 08:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,294
Posted By Grover
Unfortunately, I've got you beat. Bought the bike...

Unfortunately, I've got you beat. Bought the bike with all paperwork done around March 15th, and still waiting for my bags - dealer hasn't been able to get in touch with the KTM rep, who's been...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2004, 06:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,196
Posted By Grover
:lol3 Fair enough then. Thanks for the background.

:lol3 Fair enough then. Thanks for the background.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-20-2004, 06:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,588
Posted By Grover
:jump :jump :jump

:jump :jump :jump
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2004, 07:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,196
Posted By Grover
Even if the whole 'Ring deal is 100% true and...

Even if the whole 'Ring deal is 100% true and it's all about gassing it (and something strikes me as fishy about that), then a more valid comparison would have been against a Hayabusa or Blackbird.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2004, 07:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,196
Posted By Grover
Okay, so it's one Blackbird for the price of two....

Okay, so it's one Blackbird for the price of two. I guess it's good for the folks who won't ride anything but roundels. :dunno
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-17-2004, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,301
Posted By Grover
I spend two hours a day minimum on my commute,...

I spend two hours a day minimum on my commute, but taking the 950 to work is almost like cheating. Congrats Loaded. :thumb
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-16-2004, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,059
Posted By Grover
It might be a combination of leanness and tight...

It might be a combination of leanness and tight valves. My 950 was really hard to start hot before the 600mi service - now it's fine. First, make sure you're in neutral, side stand up etc so you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-11-2004, 11:58 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,894
Posted By Grover
You were originally comparing the R12GS and the...

You were originally comparing the R12GS and the 950, and it was in that vein which I addressed my comments.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-11-2004, 07:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,894
Posted By Grover
The catch with the BMW is that you'll pay at...

The catch with the BMW is that you'll pay at least 50% more for a bike that isn't as much fun to ride and is way too expensive and fragile to dare taking into anything but the most trivial dirt - and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-09-2004, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,896
Posted By Grover
:nod :thumb

:nod :thumb
Forum: Vendors 05-08-2004, 09:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,581
Posted By Grover
Thanks Ricky and MAMF! Money is on the way. ...

Thanks Ricky and MAMF! Money is on the way.

Do you need to remove the front wheel to install the mudguard or does it just slip on?
Forum: Racing 05-08-2004, 09:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,330
Posted By Grover
:rolleyes Look, I don't just make shit up and...

:rolleyes Look, I don't just make shit up and sell it as the truth when something makes absolutely no sense - and banning big twins, which have been part and parcel of Dakar for many years without...
Forum: Racing 05-08-2004, 01:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,330
Posted By Grover
:huh Smoking crack are we? The more...

:huh

Smoking crack are we? The more technical stages always had a thumper winning, and the worst stages made Fretigne's little WR450 2-Track look incredible.

So what? Meoni can't have...
Forum: Racing 05-07-2004, 09:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,330
Posted By Grover
For starters, the thumpers were going pretty fast...

For starters, the thumpers were going pretty fast on the flat stages. I don't recall exactly how fast, but I remember it was something over 100 - very impressive for a single nonetheless. Second, by...
Forum: Racing 05-07-2004, 08:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,233
Posted By Grover
Why bother? The only thing they're likely to do...

Why bother? The only thing they're likely to do for a very long time is to spend a ton of money being humiliated by just about everybody else on the track. I don't think the suits are too keen at...
Forum: Racing 05-07-2004, 07:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,330
Posted By Grover
:rofl Dood, you would be the first person ever to...

:rofl Dood, you would be the first person ever to accuse the 950 of requiring less skill and endurance from the pilots to do well in Dakar, because they sure aren't saying that at all.
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2004, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 985
Posted By Grover
Yep. :nod

Yep. :nod
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2004, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 715
Posted By Grover
Very nice! :thumb I'm going with the ridiculously...

Very nice! :thumb I'm going with the ridiculously overpriced Touratech route - not thrilled about it but I'm desperate for a quick fix to tame the noise level.
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2004, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 985
Posted By Grover
NO SH*T! :rofl All three of them too - the...

NO SH*T! :rofl

All three of them too - the petcock and the two crossover valves.

#2
Find the remote idle adjuster. You may well need to tweak it on the way home.

#3
Figure out how to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-27-2004, 09:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,701
Posted By Grover
Hey Pep, The R12GS is kind of a no-brainer....

Hey Pep,

The R12GS is kind of a no-brainer. You pretty much know what you're getting with that bike, and if you're up for dishing out the scratch for it and not planning on hitting the dirt enough...
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2004, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,274
Posted By Grover
I've done it once. In my opinion, it's a...

I've done it once. In my opinion, it's a headache. Not awful awful, but still a lot worse than either of the two fully faired sportbikes I've owned - plus you have to plan ahead to make sure the...
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2004, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,274
Posted By Grover
Weeeellll.... actually they could be worse....

Weeeellll.... actually they could be worse. Remember that the major "body panels" on the 950 are actually the fuel tanks and charcoal cannister. Part of the price of keeping such a tall bike's center...
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2004, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,274
Posted By Grover
As Red Menace once said, "Get the one that makes...

As Red Menace once said, "Get the one that makes you giggle"

If that still won't answer the question - aside from bragging rights and track days, what good is all the ridiculous power of the ZX-10...
Forum: Beasts 04-26-2004, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 794
Posted By Grover
Congrats DF - man those 950's are making a heck...

Congrats DF - man those 950's are making a heck of a lot of inroads around here lately! :freaky

I'm telling ya though - yer Duc is going to turn green with envy :wink:
Forum: Beasts 04-26-2004, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By Grover
Two things came to mind from reading the other...

Two things came to mind from reading the other responses:

- blevyibr quoting Jimmy Lewis is spot on. Especially in the first week or two it helped a lot to scoot over to one side of the seat to...
Forum: Beasts 04-26-2004, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By Grover
5'7" and change with about 28-29"-ish inseam. No...

5'7" and change with about 28-29"-ish inseam. No problem on the street once you get used to it. Having said that - if I was wearing motorcycle boots or MX boots and couldn't extend down with my feet...
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2004, 06:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,190
Posted By Grover
Nothing else to say but CONGRATS RICKY! :clap ...

Nothing else to say but CONGRATS RICKY! :clap

Now whatever happened to that 950 windscreen with the NACA ducts you made awhile ago? Curious minds wanna know. The noise level on this bike is...
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2004, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By Grover
On the left side of the bike near your knee,...

On the left side of the bike near your knee, there's a cable with a little plastic knob at the end. That's your remote idle adjuster. You can fine tune the idle even at a stoplight if you've got the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2004, 09:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,372
Posted By Grover
BRAVO!!! Great to see more examples of ungated...

BRAVO!!! Great to see more examples of ungated fire roads with super vistas so close!

Looks fantastic guys, I'm jealous. :thumb
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2004, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,840
Posted By Grover
Doh!!! Damn, sorry to hear that you'll be...

Doh!!! Damn, sorry to hear that you'll be sidelined so long, tho I'm definitely happy for Ricky. Just be careful to spin low gears on the mountain bike ya? Otherwise it's easy to make things worse on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2004, 07:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,489
Posted By Grover
mebbe I was just being too obtuse, but I had...

mebbe I was just being too obtuse, but I had "bargaining chip" in mind. :)

:lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2004, 07:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,489
Posted By Grover
Hey congratulations Mully! Fantastic! :thumb ...

Hey congratulations Mully! Fantastic! :thumb

If the puppy needs a name, I think an appropriate one would be "Chip". :evil
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2004, 06:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,008
Posted By Grover
To be honest, I expect the 950 to do poorly over...

To be honest, I expect the 950 to do poorly over here. I'm not surprised to see it doing well on the ADVRider boards (duh!) but tastes being what they are in this country, it lacks the critical snob...
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2004, 07:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,008
Posted By Grover
Maybe, maybe not, but considering how rabidly...

Maybe, maybe not, but considering how rabidly partisan NLS gets, a teeny bit of sniping is justified. :wink:
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2004, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By Grover
Yep! Muh super elefant ...

Yep! Muh super elefant (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38335) :D

Sounds good! Oddly enough I've been seeing a bunch of Ducati Elefants on the road this year after not seeing...
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2004, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By Grover
Congrats Gorgo! :deal :thumb I had the same...

Congrats Gorgo! :deal :thumb

I had the same problem. In my case the dealer forgot to open the valves on both sides of the crossfeed line between the tanks (strangely enough, he opened the left one...
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2004, 10:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,893
Posted By Grover
It wouldn't hurt to remove it, but as I recall...

It wouldn't hurt to remove it, but as I recall the cover only lets air into the unfiltered portion of the airbox. So you'd want to be *super* careful about not letting dirt slip past the carbs...
Forum: Beasts 04-17-2004, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,721
Posted By Grover
Oh yeah - After many years of using the...

Oh yeah - After many years of using the Nelson-Rigg (sp?) bike cover I bought with my Duc way back, the Katoom's exhausts torched big freaking holes in it yesterday - only the second time I'd ever...
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2004, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By Grover
Strom won't pose like an R1, but it'll do lots...

Strom won't pose like an R1, but it'll do lots more and still be more than enough machine for the street - and don't be too surprised if you find yourself having more fun too. :thumb
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