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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 04-03-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,794
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
I commute on my '12 Dakar 60 miles round trip in...

I commute on my '12 Dakar 60 miles round trip in LA traffic. Bike handles that better than my KLR 685. Selling the KLR since I've completely ignored it since buying the 990. The 990 is like the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 01-29-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19,047
Views: 7,796,818
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
Stands out in a crowd. :lol3 ...

Stands out in a crowd. :lol3

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p185/TheSavageRabbit/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_4807.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 01-28-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,994
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
Bike's running great and even the clock is...

Bike's running great and even the clock is keeping the proper time. Will have the first service this weekend. Very happy.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 01-24-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,994
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
Bike is now running fine. Couldn't get the bike...

Bike is now running fine. Couldn't get the bike to replicate the stalling.

As for the clock, I didn't bother resetting it last night. I wanted to see if it would lose more time. It did not. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 01-24-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,994
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
I think the 2012 models have the same map as the...

I think the 2012 models have the same map as the R model.

The bike ran perfectly today. I tried to replicate the issue but couldn't. Maybe something was clogged and I'm fretting for no reason? ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 01-23-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,994
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
I checked to make sure the battery terminals were...

I checked to make sure the battery terminals were tight and they are. The clock was 2 hours slow this morning (exactly the same as yesterday). But the bike ran fine this morning.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 01-22-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,994
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
Weird Things

2012 990 Adventure with 220 miles on it. Twice while riding slowly at low RPM, I pulled the clutch in to down shift and the engine died. I hit the starter button and it fired right back up. I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 01-13-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,650
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
I did that when the water pump went out. There...

I did that when the water pump went out. There are no TSBs on the bike.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 01-13-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,650
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
I've changes the oil on my KLR, changed the cs...

I've changes the oil on my KLR, changed the cs sprockets on the KLR, and fz1, and sync'd the throttle bodies on the fz1 u see supervision (didn't do any good). But never lifted a tank off or opened...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 01-12-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,650
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
I'm leaning towards keeping the 950. i have zero...

I'm leaning towards keeping the 950. i have zero experience in working on anything mechanical and the leople i know who do, know nothing about motorcycles. Presently, it sounds like the only way to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 01-11-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,650
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
Cooler? Oh, dude, you must not have seen my...

Cooler? Oh, dude, you must not have seen my chaps, fingerless gloves, the bitchen leather tassles I have comin' off the grips, and my 1/4 helmet with the Kaiser spike on the top. You don't know me!...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 01-11-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,650
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
That would be the easiest thing to do. I could...

That would be the easiest thing to do. I could use the money for the KLR to pay for a new fuel pump and some of the other suggested fixes. I have no mechanical skills or experience so doing this...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 01-11-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,650
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
As painful as it would be to get hosed on the...

As painful as it would be to get hosed on the value of the 950 and to possibly regret parting with the HD, the money I'd save by dropping from 4 bikes (which is just wasteful) to 2 (new 990 and the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 01-11-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,650
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
Update

KTM has agreed to provide a new stator and rotor.

Now they want me to trade the 950 and my 2012 Softail in on a new 990 plus cash.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 01-10-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,650
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
High of 27 and low of 7 Tonopah. We do this ride...

High of 27 and low of 7 Tonopah. We do this ride the second weekend of January every year. No rain or snow forecasted. Did it on a CBR600 last year.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 01-10-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,650
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
800 mile round trip weekend ride to Tonopah, NV...

800 mile round trip weekend ride to Tonopah, NV is scheduled for Saturday am. Was looking forward to taking the 950. Oh, well. The Softail is more comfortable even if less fun.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 01-10-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,650
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
Thanks. TO Powersports is just down the road and...

Thanks. TO Powersports is just down the road and is a KTM dealer. I've had my issues with some of their work on other bikes but never go the feeling they were intentionally running the bill up on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 01-10-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,650
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
Ya, the previous owner bought it new. He owned 2...

Ya, the previous owner bought it new. He owned 2 other bikes so this didn't get all of his time. As a result it only had 8,500ish miles since 2005. He showed me where he dropped it while riding it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 01-10-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,650
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
Nowhat,Yep. That was mine. I want to love this...

Nowhat,Yep. That was mine. I want to love this bike. When it works, its so much fun.

I don't know if it's a 2005 or 2005.5.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 01-10-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,650
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
I can live with the water pump issue. It's the...

I can live with the water pump issue. It's the refusal to acknowledge that if they admit that having freewheel bolts back out, shear off, and destroy the stator is an unacceptable occurance in 2004...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 01-10-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,650
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
So Disappointed

I'm sad and need to vent. If you hate that type of post then you won't like this one.

Just bought a 2005 950 on Craigslist. It came with panniers, gps mount, and akropovics. I'd always wanted...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 01-01-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 19,047
Views: 7,796,818
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
2005 KTM 950 Adventure ...

2005 KTM 950 Adventure
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p185/TheSavageRabbit/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_4726.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 12-07-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
Finally joined the club

Just bought 2005 950 Adventure. 8,500 miles. Gel seat, engine guards, panniers, gps mount, and akropavic exhaust. The bike is everything I hoped it would be. It runs great. However, the coolant...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-15-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,284
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
These are the maps I have, but I don't see dirt...

These are the maps I have, but I don't see dirt roads on them. Great maps though. I thought my dad over paid for them until I realized they are water and rip proof. My AAA paper maps are torn to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-14-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,284
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
Just purchased the Utah Gazietteer and two MSR...

Just purchased the Utah Gazietteer and two MSR bottles. Thanks.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-14-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,284
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
A few of us will each have a couple of MSR...

A few of us will each have a couple of MSR bottles of fuel with us. Every bike will have a GPS and I have maps of the area BUT those maps aren't very helpful for the dirt roads. Do you guys have any...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-14-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,284
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
Are the roads marked in any way? (From some other...

Are the roads marked in any way? (From some other posts it appears there are signs at intersectins)

Would it be necessary to carry extra gas? We'll have 2 KLR650s, an F650GS, and an R1200RS ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-14-2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,284
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
Thank you very much COXR650L. We will be going...

Thank you very much COXR650L. We will be going around when you did. April 8. I called the Escalante Visitors Center and they said that last year they had snow on the ground through May, but this...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-13-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,284
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
Southern Utah Dirt Roads

Has anyone ridden Horse Tank Road ( Co Rd 208A) off of the 95 in Southern Utah? It looks like it meets up with Squaw Rock Road, Woodenshoe Road (Co Rd 256), and Elk Mountain Road (Co Rd 268/Forrest...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-07-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
March 2011 Utah Tour

My dad and I are interested in touring Utah in March or April. We are familiar with the weather that time of year as we rode our FJRs through Zion up to Torrey, then on to Moab, and then on to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-20-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,545
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
We're back. The one thing to take away from this...

We're back. The one thing to take away from this ride is that Ben is good people. In addition to being a sparkling conversationalist, he kept pace with us slow pokes AND scared up an innertube and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-19-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,545
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
9 am. Mikes Pizza Parking lot. Lockwood Valley...

9 am. Mikes Pizza Parking lot. Lockwood Valley Road and Cuddy Valley Road.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-18-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,545
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
Your numbers in my phone. See you Sunday.

Your numbers in my phone. See you Sunday.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-16-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,545
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
Looks like my uncle, Tonopah, will be joining the...

Looks like my uncle, Tonopah, will be joining the ride. He has a 1200GS with knobbies. He is a cautions and uncertain dirt rider. But it appears that Quatal Canyon Road would be a good road on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-15-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,545
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
Sorry to hear you won't be able to make it. I'll...

Sorry to hear you won't be able to make it. I'll take the CBR out instad if Ben can't get away either.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-15-2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,545
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
I think it's roughly the same length as Lockwood...

I think it's roughly the same length as Lockwood Valley Road.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-15-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,545
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
My wife is questioning whether it's a good idea...

My wife is questioning whether it's a good idea to make arrangements to meet strangers and wander off with them into the desert.

I didn't have much to say other than it's different when...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-15-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,545
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
TKC80s on my 08 KLR with lowered gearing. Mainly...

TKC80s on my 08 KLR with lowered gearing. Mainly ride street on other bikes but I'm pretty comfortable off road. Started riding in the dirt as a kid. I try to keep my KLR more dirt oriented (for a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-15-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,545
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
It connects the 33 to Frazier Park Mountain Road....

It connects the 33 to Frazier Park Mountain Road. Weather should be warm. If we start at the 33 we can end up at Mikes Pizza for lunch. The only thing I don't know is the exact length of the road or...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-15-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,545
Posted By The Savage Rabbit
Meet up at Mike's Pizza (corner of Lookwood...

Meet up at Mike's Pizza (corner of Lookwood Valley Road and Frazier Park Mountain Road) at 10:00am?

I've never taken the road so I don't know how long it would take to get through it.

What do...
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