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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-24-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,199
Posted By darkstarmoto
Hauled mine home in the back of my Honda...

Hauled mine home in the back of my Honda Ridgeline...if it fit in that it'll fit in any truck on the market besides a Subaru Baja. :rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-24-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,669
Posted By darkstarmoto
^ also curious about tank :ear

^ also curious about tank :ear
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-23-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By darkstarmoto
^^this. I had same thing happen when mounting k60.

^^this. I had same thing happen when mounting k60.
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By darkstarmoto
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2509...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25099739&postcount=43

13th week of 2012 according to this post.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By darkstarmoto
Technically you already have...harness from RR...

Technically you already have...harness from RR goes to starter relay. 1 of the large red wires from relay goes to battery, this is the line that charges the battery. There is 30A fuse on relay but if...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,553
Posted By darkstarmoto
Also recently did the B option and couldn't be...

Also recently did the B option and couldn't be happier. Moved battery under seat and relay to new location up higher out of harms way. Replaced stock RR with FH020AA and used Eastern Beaver...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By darkstarmoto
If you charge your battery and get it up to 12V+...

If you charge your battery and get it up to 12V+ (say likely up to 12.8V) not running and then run the bike...measure voltage while running, if it doesn't rise to atleast 13.5V+ your RR is likely...
Forum: The Garage 04-21-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,007
Posted By darkstarmoto
Put a few pieces of duct tape over the plastic...

Put a few pieces of duct tape over the plastic cowling at the bottom of windshield. It could be rattling.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,521
Posted By darkstarmoto
Mousitsas are you still using 1 hole drilled...

Mousitsas are you still using 1 hole drilled slide?

Also, for your WB does it have the older Bosch 4.2 or newer 4.9 LSU and does it screw directly into stock header pipe location(s) or do you use...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-20-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,521
Posted By darkstarmoto
Excellent thank you sir and well noted about...

Excellent thank you sir and well noted about filter, I have been thinking about some kind of heat insulation for carbs as well. Will report back my findings.

@oldfuddy fortunately mine is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-20-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,521
Posted By darkstarmoto
Mousitsas may I ask what are you FS set to? I'm...

Mousitsas may I ask what are you FS set to? I'm looking for a starting point for tuning (currently running CPR/Rottweiler domed filter with shortened air horns; 2into1 Remus Revolution can with dB...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-17-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By darkstarmoto
That's what I did with mine, drained and left...

That's what I did with mine, drained and left caps not fully closed.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-16-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By darkstarmoto
I think that's for the KTM Tripmaster controller...

I think that's for the KTM Tripmaster controller that is an extra you add to the left side bar.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-16-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,521
Posted By darkstarmoto
:clap Excellent info!! Thank you so much for...

:clap Excellent info!! Thank you so much for taking the time to put it all in 1 place.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-15-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By darkstarmoto
What color wires did you solder together out of...

What color wires did you solder together out of the 3?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-15-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,806
Posted By darkstarmoto
Just under 5'-8", 31" inseam and using Seat...

Just under 5'-8", 31" inseam and using Seat Concepts 2-up Low Touring seat and can tiptoe both feet if needed. All standard settings on suspension and Loving it!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-14-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By darkstarmoto
Mitas E-09 DUAL SPORT - 30 road/70 off-road ...

Mitas E-09 DUAL SPORT - 30 road/70 off-road

Mitas E-10 DUAL SPORT - 40 road/60 off-road



http://www.mx1canada.com/mitas-dual-sport-adventure-tires/

E09 looks to be more offroad oriented...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-14-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By darkstarmoto
Blocked vent line not allowing air into the full...

Blocked vent line not allowing air into the full tank? Have the brake side headlight fairing off recently?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-12-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 23,118
Posted By darkstarmoto
^+1 route was great. I also liked the format so...

^+1 route was great. I also liked the format so everyone could ride their own pace.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-10-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 23,118
Posted By darkstarmoto
Weee late night wrench session! I haven't put a...

Weee late night wrench session! I haven't put a whole mile on the 950 since I picked it out last November, figures after assembly had a few hiccups. Oh well still gonna try and make it, she seems to...
Forum: The Garage 04-07-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By darkstarmoto
Yup out of Delrin using a bandsaw for shaping....

Yup out of Delrin using a bandsaw for shaping. Really easy and works great, almost never spin a rim after it's clamped.

Idea from here:...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-07-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By darkstarmoto
More storage in the glove box

My 1<sup>st</sup> (useful) post as an Adventure owner after picking up my 05½ 950 late last fall. She’s been torn down all winter getting some seriously needed maintenance (has 50K+ on the ticker)...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,090
Posted By darkstarmoto
Check out SportsmansGuide.com, lots of military...

Check out SportsmansGuide.com, lots of military surplus ponchos.
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,182
Posted By darkstarmoto
Likely the MC is air bound and is not actually...

Likely the MC is air bound and is not actually pumping fluid. Putting suction on the caliper bleeder can help get the initial air past the master. Or you can introduce the fluid thru a syringe at the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,113
Posted By darkstarmoto
Just a guess, but double check your not pinching...

Just a guess, but double check your not pinching a vent hose when you're installing the tank. That mouse like squeak maybe air trying to get past a pinch and eventually if no air in, no gas to pump.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-03-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1,262
Views: 114,632
Posted By darkstarmoto
Jack helping *i think* wrap presents over...

Jack helping *i think* wrap presents over Christmas.
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k594/darkstarmoto/IMG_0224_zpsjjwyzakq.jpeg...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-27-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By darkstarmoto
Missed the 1st post, but called today (used to...

Missed the 1st post, but called today (used to live near Red Bank). :D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-27-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,906
Posted By darkstarmoto
Done and done

Done and done
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,058
Posted By darkstarmoto
Slight twist on the add water weight, check out...

Slight twist on the add water weight, check out ShurTrax. They make a water bladder designed for putting in pickup beds in the winter. Strap that to trailer....fill...drive to destination. Then dump...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-24-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 93,719
Posted By darkstarmoto
I knew if I read this whole thing I'd find...

I knew if I read this whole thing I'd find someone talking about this. This is exactly how I find my Facet plumbed by the PO, besides the obvious (having to remember there are 2 places to turn off...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By darkstarmoto
Still have the stock cam in it? If you do, that's...

Still have the stock cam in it? If you do, that's your problem...the decomp mechanism is actually backwards from the factory...you need to upgrade to an 09 or newer cam. Check out the 530 thread in...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 889
Posted By darkstarmoto
If the glasses are metal framed...small rare...

If the glasses are metal framed...small rare earth magnet in map pocket of tank bag works (as long as you think to lay them down in the right spot).
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,751
Posted By darkstarmoto
A battery low on charge kind of separates the...

A battery low on charge kind of separates the distilled water and acid....letting the water freeze. IF it's going to sit extended periods it might be worthwhile to disconnect it to eliminate any...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-19-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 23,118
Posted By darkstarmoto
A hardtail frame kit to drop a Buell 1200 motor...

A hardtail frame kit to drop a Buell 1200 motor in. Basic bar hopper.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-18-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 23,118
Posted By darkstarmoto
I'm IN please. :D

I'm IN please. :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-17-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 48,576
Posted By darkstarmoto
LOL Ted you'd know :D After last years RR on the...

LOL Ted you'd know :D After last years RR on the Duck I finally got around to buying the big Orange. Yeah see on the 530's it's common to put a tee in the vent line, run one end down for fuel to dump...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-17-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 48,576
Posted By darkstarmoto
950adv

1st OC post since picking up my 05.

Quick question on carb vent. Previous owner installed the air filter system but left a bit to be desired in the SAS removal and all the vac lines. I have most...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,227
Posted By darkstarmoto
That's interesting, this model is also marketed...

That's interesting, this model is also marketed by Rage Powersports in many other places: SummitRacing, Amazon, heck even Wal-Mart...but every picture I see shows an extra steel support at the center...
Forum: Vendors 02-10-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 344,166
Posted By darkstarmoto
On the H4 3800 version, I unpinned the plug from...

On the H4 3800 version, I unpinned the plug from the bulb and slid the wires thru the boot opening and put them back in the plug and located the driver unit outside the housing. No cutting necessary....
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,614
Posted By darkstarmoto
You may be referring to a condition called "wet...

You may be referring to a condition called "wet out". Gleemed from this link: http://www.gore-tex.com/remote/Satellite/content/care-center/restoring-water-repellency

Never heard of it before but...
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