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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-27-2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 119,387
Posted By creator8
Buy my barely used one here in the Fleamarket!...

Buy my barely used one here in the Fleamarket! (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=304287)

Super clean and it likes Duc riders too! Plus I'm not far from you.
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2007, 06:07 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 53,214
Posted By creator8
I've got a plated 525 and a 950 Adventure. Tough...

I've got a plated 525 and a 950 Adventure. Tough question. You CAN ride the 525 on the street but its not ideal. By the same token the 950 isn't really ideal for a lot of the dirt that the 525 shines...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-19-2007, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,757
Posted By creator8
Yep. Checked out NEDURO's thread. I've changed a...

Yep. Checked out NEDURO's thread. I've changed a bunch of tires on "regular" dirt bikes. I guess the problem is getting the bead on the side I'm pulling/putting back on past that inside lip in the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-18-2007, 09:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,757
Posted By creator8
I guess thats what happened--bead popped! Should...

I guess thats what happened--bead popped! Should have known!

I think I'll go down to the garage and practice this again.

Thanks,
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-18-2007, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,757
Posted By creator8
Flat Tire Problems

My brother Jon and I just attempted a round trip from LA to Mammoth on and off road this weekend on our 2005.5 950s. We had an uneventful but spectacular ride up, getting up into the mountains east...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 06-14-2007, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,276
Posted By creator8
Thanks. We're going to try and pop on an off some...

Thanks. We're going to try and pop on an off some of the SMTS trails.
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 06-11-2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,276
Posted By creator8
Los Angeles to Mammoth the (semi) Hard Way

Anyone got any routes or suggestions for a ride from North LA area up to Mammoth on the East side of the Sierra. I want to do some dirt roads parallelling 395. Two of us will be riding 950 KTMs. Want...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-19-2005, 12:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,230
Posted By creator8
Best Cars and Bikes: Europe--if you can pay for...

Best Cars and Bikes: Europe--if you can pay for them. US is cheaper if you can wait for the cars to come out.

Best Off Road Riding out your back door: Western USA and Mexico--don't give me the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-30-2005, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,474
Posted By creator8
Agreed on all of the above re: sound, weight,...

Agreed on all of the above re: sound, weight, performance.

If you plan on doing any kind of offroading the FMFs are the way to go. Most other aftermarket cans do NOT (Akras etc) have a spark...
Forum: Racing 11-30-2005, 12:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,142
Posted By creator8
Wow. Finally a use for speaking French outside of...

Wow. Finally a use for speaking French outside of France, three blocks in Canada and a couple of Sub Saharan countries where you'll get a fatally infectious disease just by looking at the water. And...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-28-2005, 03:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,159
Posted By creator8
The 450 is a woman's bike. Wait you're South...

The 450 is a woman's bike.

Wait you're South African. Yes, being married to a South African (woman)l, I think they could handle a 525.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-24-2005, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 862
Posted By creator8
I've been using them on my 950. Fit fine. Great...

I've been using them on my 950. Fit fine. Great in the dirt--you'll dig trenches when you get on the gas with the rear and the front hooks up as well as a 400lb dirt bike possibly can.

On the road...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2005, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,485
Posted By creator8
Yeah. That exhaust looks like the source of a lot...

Yeah. That exhaust looks like the source of a lot of future problems out in the field. Plus I would bet there's more metal in that than the stock routing.

I was over Red Bull's US office the other...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-12-2005, 03:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,880
Posted By creator8
I know nothing about the Buell. It looks cool but...

I know nothing about the Buell. It looks cool but it seems like a street bike dressed to go on rough roads and gravel.

If you are an experienced off roader the 950 will go on 85% of the terrain...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-03-2005, 10:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,740
Posted By creator8
The 950SE is awesome. So is the HP2. I'd take...

The 950SE is awesome. So is the HP2. I'd take either in a heartbeat. Or both!!! So many cool new bikes....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2005, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,719
Posted By creator8
There was one on the floor at Del Amo in LA last...

There was one on the floor at Del Amo in LA last week. For reference I payed $13k OTD for my 05 non S in December. So did a buddy. So they will deal.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-22-2005, 05:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,956
Posted By creator8
Technically you cannot reg a bike that was...

Technically you cannot reg a bike that was originally built for off road use in Cali any more. They stopped issuing plates for offroad bikes as of Jan 2004.

However, bikes are getting through, but...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-19-2005, 10:32 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,249
Posted By creator8
Sorry its Enduro Engineering. got confused..

Sorry its Enduro Engineering. got confused..
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-08-2005, 06:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,276
Posted By creator8
does it work on the black rims?

does it work on the black rims?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-05-2005, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By creator8
Did a morning ride Saturday on my 525 w/ my buddy...

Did a morning ride Saturday on my 525 w/ my buddy (also on a 520). Rode up a bunch of jeep trails paralelling east of 395 to June Lake junction. Gassed and coffeed up there then ran up to Mono Lake...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-29-2005, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By creator8
Paid $13k OTD including all the cali taxes and...

Paid $13k OTD including all the cali taxes and license fees so you're in the ballpark.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-29-2005, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By creator8
i'm up here right now. posted in the regional...

i'm up here right now. posted in the regional forum the same question. going back on friday night saturday morning.

email me at stevel@djmixed.com if you're around right now.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-25-2005, 06:11 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,249
Posted By creator8
E Line makes a cool mount that allows you to...

E Line makes a cool mount that allows you to attach the Touratech mount just above the bar clamps--its kind of like a cross bar adapter. I have my 176 setup like this.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-25-2005, 06:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,028
Posted By creator8
There's an In n Out a block from me right now....

There's an In n Out a block from me right now. And I'm one of the few who has to disagree that they are the best burgers around. Must be because you can't have them. Kind of like when Krispy Kreme...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-25-2005, 03:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 478
Posted By creator8
Anyone in Mammoth next week (8/29-9/2)

I'm up in Mammoth all week next week with my family and I'll have my 525 MXC up there. Anyone (experienced) up for some riding--off road. I know some good trails and loops out of there but if you are...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-25-2005, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,218
Posted By creator8
Here's an easy one: Little Tujunga Canyon to...

Here's an easy one:

Little Tujunga Canyon to the top.

Santa Clara Divide Road East/N. East.

Then back down Big Tujunga Cyn.

Nice Loop w/ great street and more than enough dirt for a GS.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-24-2005, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,364
Posted By creator8
I know that what you are saying applies to cars...

I know that what you are saying applies to cars but not sure what the situation is with motorcycles. My previous dealings with KTM and warranty issues haven't been great. I think it also does depend...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-22-2005, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,364
Posted By creator8
Emissions Removal/Aftermarket Mufflers=Void Warranty???

Just finally put my bike in for a service (600 miles though I'm at double) at a dealer who at this point and until it warrants it one way or another shall remain nameless.

I already have FMF cans...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-16-2005, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By creator8
I've run 100 octane on my 525 and other than a...

I've run 100 octane on my 525 and other than a nice smell and seeming to run a little cooler there is little difference. In fact I have a vague recollection of someone telling me to specifically not...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2005, 04:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,036
Posted By creator8
?????????????? 450 EXC is for OFF ROAD....

??????????????

450 EXC is for OFF ROAD. Hence the "dirt" tires!!!!!

And my 525 MXC is just fine at 106 MPH (GPS indicated) in the DIRT!!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-27-2005, 04:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,257
Posted By creator8
The Alfie Cox connection sounds cool. I'm an...

The Alfie Cox connection sounds cool. I'm an experienced rider but would be more comfortable on an organized tour rather than out on my own. I'm willing to pay for a few days of epic riding with...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-26-2005, 07:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,257
Posted By creator8
Well its not too bad here in California,...

Well its not too bad here in California, especially for someone originally from the UK.

But yes, a trip to SA and some Adventure riding is definitely on the cards in the future.

Are there any...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-21-2005, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,095
Posted By creator8
I'm down as well. I'm in Los Angeles if it...

I'm down as well. I'm in Los Angeles if it doesn't work out with RAGrote. Let me know. PM or email me at stevel@djmixed.com.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-21-2005, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By creator8
I'm running MT21s. 700 miles of a combo of street...

I'm running MT21s. 700 miles of a combo of street and dirt and the rear maybe has another 300 miles on it. Front is holding up ok. As far as grip goes in the dirt they are great.

On street the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2005, 06:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,548
Posted By creator8
That is epic!

That is epic!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-18-2005, 06:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,257
Posted By creator8
I married one 10 years ago--no disappointments....

I married one 10 years ago--no disappointments. I've still yet to make it to SA w/ her though. Keep talking about it and combining it w/ some form of off road or on/off road adventure ride for me...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-15-2005, 01:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,257
Posted By creator8
Gotta love South African women!!!!

Gotta love South African women!!!!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-11-2005, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 932
Posted By creator8
with his sales techniques i would imagine this...

with his sales techniques i would imagine this particular dealer has sold a ton of them.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-07-2005, 01:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,228
Posted By creator8
I'm up for a swap but only including the forks....

I'm up for a swap but only including the forks. Pulling the fork tubes is probably easier than getting the shock out. Remove front wheel. Unbolt break mounts (2 bolts each). Unbolt other misc...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-06-2005, 03:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,082
Posted By creator8
Definitely not a beginners or novices bike,...

Definitely not a beginners or novices bike, especially off road. On road I'd say a lot more forgiving than most 950 twins but still more than enough bike to get you in big trouble.

Off road it can...
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