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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-11-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 102,284
Posted By BartG
Yup, confirmation, the human race is coming to an...

Yup, confirmation, the human race is coming to an end....:huh
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-26-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By BartG
HELP - 2008 990 mode button

Hi All,

If this has been discussed, my search abilities are failing me.

The mode button on the tacho stopped working (I am told a common issue). Now to replace the whole unit is $600 (I mean,...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-07-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By BartG
And this is why I love KTM people, who cares...

And this is why I love KTM people, who cares about why it does it, it sounds badass!

Its the badass brand
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-09-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,447
Posted By BartG
dont run them soft on tar with heavy loads for...

dont run them soft on tar with heavy loads for long times, they do get VERY hot. I run at a higher psi on tar anyway and never had a problem...

Do find the wheels balance with more difficulty...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-13-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,136
Posted By BartG
You ride a 990 07 model, which will be a whole...

You ride a 990 07 model, which will be a whole 5KG less in weight... its all in the head, cause you wont notice that.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 31,159
Posted By BartG
Talk Flanny into strapping a 990 in this 690...

Talk Flanny into strapping a 990 in this 690 chassis...

Problem is supply and demand, KTM will need to boost sales with the new 1190`s to allow for a 800 series to become reality. Having 1 now...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 31,159
Posted By BartG
Instead of ALWAYS talking about what is not made...

Instead of ALWAYS talking about what is not made by KTM, buy 1 that is!!

You want a lighter ADV bike, KTM has just what you need. Slap some soft luggage on the back (sure, its not huge weight it...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-17-2012, 03:40 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,640,528
Posted By BartG
Uhm, KTM thread, and your trying to punt a fat...

Uhm, KTM thread, and your trying to punt a fat cruiser with semi off road tyres... If you bought a KTM on the other hand, nice post!!

But, biker to biker, good to hear all bones are still in place...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-02-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,640,528
Posted By BartG
jus me, or does it look small...? Maybe its the...

jus me, or does it look small...? Maybe its the angle...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-01-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,098
Posted By BartG
I went from 17 - 42 to 16 - 45... let me tell...

I went from 17 - 42 to 16 - 45... let me tell you, BIG difference!

No point in having a ADV that can do over 200KPH
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-28-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,640,528
Posted By BartG
?? you can on a Yamaha (pain in the ass process...

?? you can on a Yamaha (pain in the ass process but its possible).

Why would KTM not allow the option to turn it off, especially on the R...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-11-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By BartG
Thats it! so your saying dont make the lip go to...

Thats it! so your saying dont make the lip go to far forward.... so I should start with the lip straight up (or actually just with a cut down screen before I start heating anything up).

Thanks All...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-10-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By BartG
Taking a heat gun to my windscreen?

Hi All,

I am sure 1 of you have tried what I am thinking, but I seem to find no info on it!

What happens when you take a heat gun to the standard adv windscreen? Does it soften up so you can...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-04-2012, 02:32 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,640,528
Posted By BartG
Ill remain positive until they launch the bike...

Ill remain positive until they launch the bike and show the options (which pisses me off!) to make this a actual ADV bike. Maybe, just Maybe they will release a more dirt focused version.

sump...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-20-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,431
Posted By BartG
They seriously need to to make an orange 1 again,...

They seriously need to to make an orange 1 again, I think it looks the best!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-05-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,105
Posted By BartG
I started reading this thread, then realized its...

I started reading this thread, then realized its just a rant and rave about shit every KTM owners knows about and then missed the part where someone said, stop bitching and just ride!!!! nothing is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 58,579
Posted By BartG
This is partly true, the tanks are mounted in...

This is partly true, the tanks are mounted in such a way that you cannot actually fill them up all the way (cause of the upward angle above the fuel cap) so the 21 might be true, but you will never...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-01-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 19,163
Views: 7,884,213
Posted By BartG
Dood! got light?? How did you mount the lights...

Dood! got light?? How did you mount the lights just above your main light?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,437
Posted By BartG
This is not a ADV

WTF people, just cause it says its the new ADV doesnt mean it is... Its more like a new SMT or something, nothing on that bike screams ADV.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-17-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,924
Posted By BartG
thats the reply I was hoping for, thanks!

thats the reply I was hoping for, thanks!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-17-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,924
Posted By BartG
Does your rear wheel turn when on center stand?

Hi All,

I was curious to know if your bikes do the same as mine (08 990 adv). When it is on the center stand in neutral the rear wheel doesnt turn (duh) but when I pull in the clutch and kick it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-16-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,730
Posted By BartG
dude, super clean job, looks real good! Now...

dude, super clean job, looks real good!

Now go show those BMW parts some real riding!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-04-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,643
Posted By BartG
SW motech

I thought the SW crash bars fit these tanks because they sit a bit further from the chassis than the Touratechs...???

They cost MUCH less and strong as anything.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-19-2011, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By BartG
10000 out of a mefo!! wow, I did 1000 miles and...

10000 out of a mefo!! wow, I did 1000 miles and already wondering if ill make the next service which is about 3500 miles way.

I hope you talking KM, not Miles, or you must be idling around town...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-14-2011, 02:20 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 132,666
Posted By BartG
Dope! found 1... to cool...

Dope! found 1... to cool...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-14-2011, 02:17 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 132,666
Posted By BartG
Bump... Any orange 990`s with the repsol kit? ...

Bump... Any orange 990`s with the repsol kit?

What would you use to clean the surface, polish or just a bit of elbow grease with a bucket of water and soap?

Thanks!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-30-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By BartG
Maybe you run it to soft on tar, mine has the...

Maybe you run it to soft on tar, mine has the same distance but is wearing even with no more noise than new. I run at 2.6bar on tar and maybe 2.2 on dirt (I dont like the front to soft because I dont...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-11-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By BartG
You did 12K miles on a stock scorp!!! I have...

You did 12K miles on a stock scorp!!! I have never gotten more than 4K...

That Deathwing will do fine with you mate. but yes... 120 is very narrow.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-05-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,592
Posted By BartG
KTM dashboard aux plug

Hi All,

Please allow me to pick your brain.

The aux plug on the 990 adv dash has a 10amp fuse, if I want to use a tire compressor it will (I am told) use about 13amp when its really pumping......
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-25-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,032
Posted By BartG
Thanks, I just spend 5 min staring at your...

Thanks, I just spend 5 min staring at your avatar... :wink:
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-09-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By BartG
Thats a good tip thanks! I am looking for a...

Thats a good tip thanks! I am looking for a dealer to do my service. I have next door to me but they think any KTM rider is by default rich and stupid.

Ill give them a call!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-07-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 132,666
Posted By BartG
real examples

This thread has been on here for a bit so i`m hoping more people can show of there kits!?

i`m tempted even for the scratch protection... lets see how good my bonus is! :evil
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-22-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By BartG
Is this Guy!! O, and +1 on the suspension on...

Is this Guy!!

O, and +1 on the suspension on Sport and a look into the front tire

Welcome :rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-22-2011, 01:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,057
Posted By BartG
?

Ride slower? I say this at the risk of sounding like a grandpa, but when I ride with my misses on the back i ride slower and more responsible (precious cargo). No road approved tire will have issues...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-14-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By BartG
Thanks for the input! You have confirmed what I...

Thanks for the input! You have confirmed what I thought, there is no "better" substitute.

OEM it is, ill order 2 so they look the same and keep my good 1 as spare to take with on long rides...
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-13-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By BartG
Hi CP, that is indeed an option, but I am keen to...

Hi CP, that is indeed an option, but I am keen to see who else has a solution they consider "better"?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-13-2011, 12:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By BartG
Melted indicator! now what??

Hi All,

I dropped my bike and didnt notice that my rear indicator was hanging loose. When I went out a hour later or so, I notice the indicator was lying on top of the pipe (yes the standard...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-09-2011, 12:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By BartG
990 suspension work in South Africa

This is 1 for the South African folk,

I want to get my front suspension done (beefed up) but I cant seem to find a good cost effective shop who can help me. I do want the proper KTM springs, but...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-06-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,363
Posted By BartG
on youtube the guy has a 990 08 model at 212KM/H...

on youtube the guy has a 990 08 model at 212KM/H (GPS speed)

I would think with the drop in gearing on the later models they are a little slower unless they have more RPM to play with...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-03-2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,088
Posted By BartG
pretty much the same on my 08 990, if i`m nice...

pretty much the same on my 08 990, if i`m nice the fuel light waits to about 250KM, if i`m REALLY nice it will wait to 280KM but that is so rare its only happened once.

Check the air filter, good...
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