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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-06-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,087
Posted By CC Ryder
Good tips

I just did this task for the first time. Really good tips listed here.

Like, don't go cheap on the bridge sockets. make sure the socket is seated. do not strip these bolts! The step by step...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,869
Posted By CC Ryder
Im headed to the Phillipines!

Thanks for posting your RR! It looks like some messy fun to be had there. I will be there for 6 weeks working.. Looking at the first week of April for a ride. I'm reading on the tour site about...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-25-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,459
Posted By CC Ryder
Early Tundra

I bought my 2000 Tundra 4x4 TRD Limited in 2010 with 163K on it, loaded with shell, nice stereo, backup camera, on and on.. 2 owner truck with all maintenance records. This thing is awesome. It has...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-04-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15,900
Views: 1,379,941
Posted By CC Ryder
Thank you

Phi Sig,

Thanks for your response and recommendation. I rode that area a few days ago. Beautiful area. The campground I saw was really a neat spot, it was called ¨Peppersauce¨, I think. I was...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-02-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15,900
Views: 1,379,941
Posted By CC Ryder
Hello Tucson!!

Hey Gang,

Im in town from SLC, UT... Traveling around with my dog and 53 yr old Airstream.. and of coarse my KTM 990!! Ive had a nice stay at Picacho State Park. I've been out on a few solo...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-31-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,466
Posted By CC Ryder
Wow.. Lots of rain in Picacho

I thought I'd better jump online and make sure this ride wasn't cancelled, as it has been raining continuously at Picacho Sate Park since around noon.. Still going now. The valley that I was riding...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-30-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,466
Posted By CC Ryder
I think im in

Im posted up at Picacho State Park.. Out from SLC, Utah.. Not familiar with the area at all. It looks like Gila Bend is fairly close to where im at.. So, at this point count me in on a 990R.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-30-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,484
Posted By CC Ryder
I rode this 12/23

I rode in from outside Fredonia on 12/23. Like the others have mentioned, it is a a groomer gravel road. 60-80mph for most of it. When you get to the Ranger Station, it becomes more of a Jeep...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-25-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By CC Ryder
Im interested in tagging along!

I live in the Salt Lake area, but am traveling around solo with my dog and old Airstream camper... and of coarse my KTM 990R. I'm not an expert on it, but have many years riding experience on...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-25-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,484
Posted By CC Ryder
Toroweap was perfect Tuesday

I rode from Fredonia down route 109 (I think), 61 miles dirt each way to the overlook. It was dry, graded and fast. Temperature was around 45, perfect sunny day with a slight breeze. Ranger...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-29-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,474
Posted By CC Ryder
was there last week

Hi,
I made it down there last week, 11/17 actually. with 2 other buddies on our 990's. The road coming in was in great shape and loads of fun. The place looked deserted... Some of the palapas on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-19-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,222
Posted By CC Ryder
Cool.. Thanks. Im hoping someone specifically...

Cool.. Thanks. Im hoping someone specifically wants the Trophy model.. It is after all, the best looking color combination they built! Im on the same program.. I just can't justify dumping another...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-19-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,222
Posted By CC Ryder
Did yours sell it a local?

Did yours sell it a local?
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-19-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,222
Posted By CC Ryder
That is good to know

I'm in Utah and have the same bike for sale with 6,300 miles and very simliar extras.. Your Trophy and mine were the only ones I could find for sale in the Western US.. Mine has some scratches from...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-07-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,353
Posted By CC Ryder
clearance clarance

It's not that im hung up on getting more clearance.. I can't be the only one that wishes the F8 had more ground clearance.. It's more that if I spend the $$ on giant suspension upgrades, I'd hate to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-07-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,353
Posted By CC Ryder
It comes down to the $$.. mostly

Thanks for chiming in Alex.. Seems there are many satisfied GS800 owners on here, thanks to you. So, thanks for doing what you are doing. I agree with what you are saying about a "stock" KTM...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-06-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,353
Posted By CC Ryder
Great responses!

Good stuff guys. Thanks one and all here. This is just what I want.. People with experience chiming in, and offering up their opinions and expertise. To respond to a few of the comments and or...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-06-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,353
Posted By CC Ryder
I've thought about putting the progressive...

I've thought about putting the progressive springs in right now, as the BMW shop will do it for no cost when I take it to them to fix the blown seals. But, im hesitating doing that as I think its...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,353
Posted By CC Ryder
Understanding suspension mods, more ground clearance?

Im really at a cross-road with my 2012 F8 "Trophy". I spent a lot of time researching the bike and the 990 before buying it.. The fit and feel, or ergonomics of the bike felt great to me.. Im 6'...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-01-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,718
Posted By CC Ryder
2012 Trophy

2012.. Bought in January with 300 miles on it.. I've been ringing its neck since.. now has 6200ish miles.. No commuter miles. lots of them in dirt. Bent wheels, blown fork seals, 2 rear tires, 1 set...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-01-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,771
Posted By CC Ryder
After a year of reading and comparing.. I bought...

After a year of reading and comparing.. I bought a 2012 F800 GS "Trophy". The bike does matter.. I can keep up with my fast friends on 990's on less technical trails.. smoother trails. But, when...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By CC Ryder
Ok.. Im glad I asked.. I will go to the BMW car...

Ok.. Im glad I asked.. I will go to the BMW car dealer and purchase antifreeze.. Thanks for saving me some $$!

as for the cover, the hose nipples are not any different in size. Im talking about...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-16-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By CC Ryder
Plastic vs metal water pump cover, difference?

Im new to wrenching on these bikes.. and new at riding them for that matter.. In my last crash, I broke the water pump cover and regulator bracket.. Someone here gave me a good tip and I found both...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-25-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,275
Posted By CC Ryder
Hey! Thanks for the lead on the ebay idiot! Hes...

Hey! Thanks for the lead on the ebay idiot! Hes a hero to me right now for just listing the bracket. Im in disbelief that BMW does not sell it separately.

I ride side by side at times.. or in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-25-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,275
Posted By CC Ryder
2 wrecks in 2 weeks.. Its not new anymore.

Well.. Ive been trying to ride my new bike a lot.. I knew there would be a learning curve.. my riding back ground is 20 years riding/racing Deseret on 250/450 dirt bikes.. This is my first Adv bike.....
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,253
Posted By CC Ryder
That is a bad A looking super tenere!!

That is a bad A looking super tenere!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,253
Posted By CC Ryder
You need to ride them both/all. I was set on the...

You need to ride them both/all. I was set on the KTM, and rented one for 10 days in Europe last year. I loved it, but never felt comfortable enough to consider taking it off road.. felt top heavy. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,538
Posted By CC Ryder
Youre doing the right thing.. Its a giant...

Youre doing the right thing.. Its a giant purchase.. If you dont get the color you want, every time you see a grey one, you'll think.. wish I would a got a grey one.. I love the blue/white Trophy...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-09-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22,622
Views: 2,255,628
Posted By CC Ryder
Noob in swell

I will be in the swell today thru the weekend. Likely headed south from there. Anyone headed south?
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-09-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By CC Ryder
Thank you!

I posted on that link!
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-08-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22,622
Views: 2,255,628
Posted By CC Ryder
Swell and beyond

Hey Gang,

Im a new member to this forum.. I live in SLC. I am headed south tonight for a solo trip.. well my dog is coming.. But, I am rolling with a 2012 GS800 and a CRF450.. I plan to be in the...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-08-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By CC Ryder
Lurker, turns inmate.. looking to meet up and ride in southern Utah.

Hello Everyone far and near!

I've been lurking about occasionally for 2 years. I've been riding Deseret for many years and my curiosity has slowly increased for ADV bikes. I used to think,...
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