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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-25-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,888,609
Posted By folknride
Talking Merry Christmas LC8'rs

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-21-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11,206
Views: 2,392,833
Posted By folknride
That one. My cables were short and with the...

That one. My cables were short and with the right angle bend (I bent it straight) it was very hard to get in there to get the bolt started. All good now. Just venting.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-21-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 82,083
Posted By folknride
I used to be sooo cool LOL

First ever bike - it was a Harley!
And yes, that was my MGB in the background. Like I said - used to be cool :rofl...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-21-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11,206
Views: 2,392,833
Posted By folknride
Installed my Antigravity battery

Finally got the thing hooked up (990ABS) - what a PITA!
When they make an OEM replacement, why don't they make they
terminals the same as OEM. Vertical instead of horizontal bolts and leads with...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-13-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By folknride
I F-ing love this site!

An inmate PM'd offering to keep our trailer at his place.
I won't name names, but you know who you are - thanks so much.
:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-12-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By folknride
That's who I've been trying (at least the one...

That's who I've been trying (at least the one that google turns up), but have struck out so far. Maybe I'll have to wait 'til we get there and go around in person. A place I stored the bike a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-12-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By folknride
Storage for bike trailer - Palm Desert

I'm trailering my bikes to Palm Desert where we hang out for Jan. - March, and need a place to store the trailer as our condo site doesn't allow them :huh. The storage places that are on line either...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,240
Posted By folknride
Baja No Pinch tire tool

Did a quick search and didn't see this mentioned anywhere. Does anyone have any experience with it?
Kind of pricey and only good for one part of a tire change - but it is the worst part of the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11,206
Views: 2,392,833
Posted By folknride
And if you got this gizmo ...

And if you got this gizmo
http://www.rottweilerperformance.com/the-snap-out-60-second-filter-change/
Taking the glove box assembly off is actually ... FUN!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By folknride
I had one just like that - except mine was black...

I had one just like that - except mine was black - much faster :lol3

Without a maintenance history I'd change all the fluids - oil, brake and clutch, flush coolant, and filters, and do a valve...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-11-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,258
Posted By folknride
Bottom line - you need both :D:D:D (and some...

Bottom line - you need both :D:D:D

(and some other toys couldn't hurt either)
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,560
Posted By folknride
Might do better in "thumpers". I don't know...

Might do better in "thumpers".
I don't know about the rules in Ontario, but that isn't a factory street legal bike, and they're getting stupid sticky about registering dual sport conversions here...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-08-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By folknride
My bet it's the rear inside spacer from one of...

My bet it's the rear inside spacer from one of the tanks. (did you take both off?)
Mine falls off all the time when I take the tanks off - it's especially fun when it falls down into the engine...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-31-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11,206
Views: 2,392,833
Posted By folknride
Replaced rear wheel and cush drive bearings - 4...

Replaced rear wheel and cush drive bearings - 4 big bearings on the rear wheel - at 63,000 km. I just did the fronts a couple of weeks back, and when I went for a highway ride. my fuel consumption...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-28-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,454
Posted By folknride
Mine is a 2010 ABS, 63,000 km., canister and SAS...

Mine is a 2010 ABS, 63,000 km., canister and SAS gone.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-28-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,454
Posted By folknride
I have the same setup, with some of the same...

I have the same setup, with some of the same issues. I have Wings, not Akros, but that should be similar. I used the map from the CPR site - it's not in the same spot now so don't know if it's...
Forum: Face plant 10-22-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,461
Posted By folknride
Hey Cee Dub - sorry your great trip ended so...

Hey Cee Dub - sorry your great trip ended so abruptly, but glad the injuries aren't worse.
I had virtually the same crash about 5 years back - mine on a miles-from- nowhere loose gravel road in...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-20-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1,292
Views: 459,239
Posted By folknride
Hope you washed your hands...

Hope you washed your hands...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-17-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11,206
Views: 2,392,833
Posted By folknride
Did the steering head and front wheel bearings. ...

Did the steering head and front wheel bearings. Just over 60,000 km on my 2010 990. Lower head bearing showed very clear wear shadows on the cup, upper one looked like it was still good. One wheel...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-28-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
Posted By folknride
Front wheel bearing is much cheaper at...

Front wheel bearing is much cheaper at "cheapcycleparts". I was going to order but shipping is more than the cost of the bearings.:(:
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-28-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
Posted By folknride
Hey - thanks! I'll be checking them out. ...

Hey - thanks! I'll be checking them out.
However, sometimes by the time we pay shipping, exchange rate, and (sometimes) brokerage, the savings melt away.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
Posted By folknride
OEM steering head comes cone and cup as one part...

OEM steering head comes cone and cup as one part number, after market come separate and have a part number for each. I was cautioned not to mix brands between cone and cup - not sure why you would,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-26-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
Posted By folknride
I see, thanks. None of the bearings have shown...

I see, thanks.
None of the bearings have shown any signs of failure at 60,000 km - I'm replacing because I'll be away for 3 months and don't want "surprises".
I was planning to replace the seals -...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-26-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
Posted By folknride
That is one whopping price difference :huh ...

That is one whopping price difference :huh

Buying from British ebay is kind of a pain from here - but I'll continue to check some prices. The bearing supply guy told me Chinese bearings are much...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-26-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
Posted By folknride
Thanks for the replies. I went to the nearest...

Thanks for the replies. I went to the nearest bearing supply place and got myself a bit sorted out by a very helpful guy at Motion Canada. You probably already know all this but I'll share anyway....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-26-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
Posted By folknride
Yikes - I guess I'm bearing dolt :cry ...

Yikes - I guess I'm bearing dolt :cry

Peanuts - I can't seem to get any useful hits when I input the numbers from the parts fiche to the SKF site.

And Keener, I had found those numbers, but the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-25-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
Posted By folknride
Anyone know the SKF 990 bearing part numbers

Decided to do a fall replacement of my 990 wheel and steering head bearings, but don't want to pay the crazy KTM prices. Did the Google search thing and found the steering head number (I think -...
Forum: Face plant 09-07-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,048
Posted By folknride
+1 on all of the above - and a steering damper...

+1 on all of the above - and a steering damper (cranked right up) helps me feel like I'm not too bad at it - when in fact I suck.

Sorry you got hurt - the only good thing about sand is that it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-05-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 494,064
Posted By folknride
Virtual Box for Mac and TuneECU

I guess I shold ask this question here (rather than hijack another thread - which I just did :huh).
Does anyone have experience using Virtual Box (or similar) software to run TunECU on a Mac?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-05-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,009
Posted By folknride
Bluhduh Is there a good test?

Man - this thread has more varied opinion that an oil thread!
I was going to change out all my bearings (2010 adv with <60,000 km) , but then I didn't. No issues, but now I'm wondering again.
Is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-05-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By folknride
Off topic - but would Vitual Box allow TuneECU...

Off topic - but would Vitual Box allow TuneECU software (PC version only) to run on my MacBook Air?
Sorry for the thread Jack - but it would be sooo much easier than carrying my desktop PC into the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,602
Posted By folknride
Don't call me Shirley. ...

Don't call me Shirley.

http://youtu.be/0A5t5_O8hdA
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,602
Posted By folknride
I guess we're ahead of the curve (for once:evil) ...

I guess we're ahead of the curve (for once:evil)

http://carandrider.com/2013/06/29/edmonton-police-service-motor-officers-adopt-new-safety-gear/
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-01-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 494,064
Posted By folknride
I have the same set up - 2010 - Wings instead of...

I have the same set up - 2010 - Wings instead of FMF - and used the one from the CPR site - http://www.rottweilerperformance.com/Downloads.html

It works pretty well. Maybe not prefect - a bit of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-26-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,046
Posted By folknride
Can't beat Wings - and I know the Kamloops guy...

Can't beat Wings - and I know the Kamloops guy will get you just one, because I was going to go that route and talked to him.
They're beautiful and sound great.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-21-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,771
Posted By folknride
I'm assuming those are all "2 up, fully loaded". ...

I'm assuming those are all "2 up, fully loaded".

After 3 tanks with my new Rottweiler/Wings/re-map set up I'm getting consistently 6l./100 km, fuel light goes on at 260km. Riding has been a mix...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-20-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,195
Posted By folknride
Here ya' go - have fun. :eek1 ...

Here ya' go - have fun. :eek1
http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange%20Garage/Oil%20Change/Beginners%20Guide/oil_change.html

I (and lots of others I think) use Motul 10W50 - way cheaper and just as...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-19-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,563
Posted By folknride
You could text your husband to try this if...

You could text your husband to try this if another bike comes along that has a center stand. Rear wheel to rear wheel - probably about 3rd gear.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19,877
Views: 2,307,773
Posted By folknride
That's just weird! Glad that's the only thing...

That's just weird!
Glad that's the only thing you broke.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,307
Posted By folknride
Read in the forum somewhere that the best way to...

Read in the forum somewhere that the best way to check your range is:
1) Fill both tanks to capacity
2) Turn of right tank petcock
3) Ride until it dies
4) Range max is your mileage X 2 (you...
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