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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-27-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5,974
Views: 1,884,571
Posted By Ramv
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-13-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,143
Posted By Ramv
Motominded just dropped me a note. No more SE_R...

Motominded just dropped me a note. No more SE_R units.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-09-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,485
Posted By Ramv
Just sold my '10 Ducati Multistrada 1200. Regret...

Just sold my '10 Ducati Multistrada 1200. Regret was not buying the Adv 990 instead. Fortunately I picked up a nice 950 SE-R. :evil
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-09-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,661
Posted By Ramv
I delivered it today (in my 160k mile Chevy). A...

I delivered it today (in my 160k mile Chevy). A little sad to see it go, but the jump in the bank account is nice to see.

Funny, I was reading thumper threads and recalled all the problems I had...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,838
Posted By Ramv
I had a lot of problems with my Xl250 and Xr350. ...

I had a lot of problems with my Xl250 and Xr350. Both were low mileage and ended up with extensive engine repairs. They all burned a lot of oil. (80,100, 200, 250, 350). Once I went to a liquid...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-08-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,013
Posted By Ramv
Not sure why these bikes make so much sense. But...

Not sure why these bikes make so much sense. But they do.

Nice ride. You will enjoy it.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-08-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,661
Posted By Ramv
:clapThanks all, I knew I just needed a thread on...

:clapThanks all, I knew I just needed a thread on Advrider. :freaky

I think it's a good deal for the buyer, I really don't have any hesitations with the bike. If I was picking a bike to ride...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-08-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,661
Posted By Ramv
Sold on Craigslist for full ask today. (Denver...

Sold on Craigslist for full ask today. (Denver market is around 4.5 million people so not too small).

Very helpful suggestions above regarding making it more personal in conversation. I spoke to...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-07-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,661
Posted By Ramv
Wow. I had almost 40 k miles on my Superhawk and...

Wow. I had almost 40 k miles on my Superhawk and got over half of new for it. A lot of that was trailered to the track too. My KTM has 10k miles on it and I read on the forums about 50-100 k miles...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-07-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,661
Posted By Ramv
Right?! I am well below offers I had. I...

Right?!

I am well below offers I had. I was just too dumb to take them since it was winter and I thought the spring would do better.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-07-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,661
Posted By Ramv
Yeah, that ad sucked. Just tough to get it out...

Yeah, that ad sucked. Just tough to get it out with our spring weather this year. The other CL ad I had has a lot more and a few in the snow. Oddly enough I felt like Ducati's should be red when I...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-07-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,661
Posted By Ramv
Thanks guys, this is very helpful. I honestly had...

Thanks guys, this is very helpful. I honestly had no idea that CL was that bad of a choice. (I only have sold used truck tires on it before :rofl and never bought anything off it)

Back in Canada...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-06-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,661
Posted By Ramv
Thanks all, that's actually the older ad (I added...

Thanks all, that's actually the older ad (I added some better pictures, although not sunny!) and lowered the price. I hadn't thought of the accessories route. The handwarmers are staying on it...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-05-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,661
Posted By Ramv
Virtually stock, just Ducati stock luggage and...

Virtually stock, just Ducati stock luggage and heated grips and some aftermarket guards (bark busters, Altrider stuff) and upgraded sprocket/chain set. Nothing that should stop a stock buyer. (No...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-05-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,661
Posted By Ramv
Best way to sell bike??

I have been listing my Ducati on Craigslist in Denver for two years. I have come down $2,500 in price, am well below KBB now for a bike that is in excellent condition and less than half the price of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-03-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By Ramv
BDCW here. Very happy.

BDCW here. Very happy.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-26-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,931
Posted By Ramv
No comment on the 1190 but I greatly prefer my...

No comment on the 1190 but I greatly prefer my KTM 950 over my Multi 1200. The Ducati has been extremely reliable over 25k miles with no issues. Starts easy and way better than the 950. Tons of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,033
Posted By Ramv
My 950 is inline with my SuperHawk 996 (about 10...

My 950 is inline with my SuperHawk 996 (about 10 hp difference but the weight is similar and the KTM is geared much lower).

My Ducati which is 250 cc bigger and rated for 60 hp isn't that much...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-03-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
Posted By Ramv
Yeah, the Mefo Super Explorer. It did well but...

Yeah, the Mefo Super Explorer. It did well but it was pretty trashed after 3k miles and the TKC is brand new. Not saying one is better than the other but the TKC was half the price and I had good...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-29-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
Posted By Ramv
Lost Creek Wilderness

Lost Creek Wilderness
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-29-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
Posted By Ramv
Why I love the SE-R

200 miles today, single track, Jeep trails, snow, ice, mud, sand and tearing it up in the twisties.

The new TKC -80 rear feels much better than the old Super Mefo on the street.

...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-09-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12,201
Views: 2,742,594
Posted By Ramv
New TKC80 on!

New TKC80 on!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,221
Posted By Ramv
(I don't have any experience with the 990 so this...

(I don't have any experience with the 990 so this is just a carb vs efi discussion).

My '07 carbed 950 has the best throttle response of any bike I have had. Perfect engagement. Much like my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,601
Posted By Ramv
Another vote for HDB. I wear the XD3.

Another vote for HDB. I wear the XD3.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5,974
Views: 1,884,571
Posted By Ramv
Here's the link. Bolt on, no issues, pretty easy...

Here's the link. Bolt on, no issues, pretty easy to install. My bike already had the 2-1 exhaust done, however that should be the only mod you need. It works with passenger pegs but I took mine off...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-13-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5,974
Views: 1,884,571
Posted By Ramv
Quick run up to Rampart Range: ...

Quick run up to Rampart Range:

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-30-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,960
Posted By Ramv
Running 16/45 on the SE. Ok for highway (up to...

Running 16/45 on the SE. Ok for highway (up to around 100), a little tall for off-road. Will go deeper next time.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-27-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,255
Posted By Ramv
Any pics with the Lynx installed?

Any pics with the Lynx installed?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-27-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,255
Posted By Ramv
I think that is about what I want. I saw some...

I think that is about what I want. I saw some cool pics of the single Bajadesigns in the 950 pics threads. Considering the trail tech voyager too. Need to sell the Ducati so I can finance some...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-27-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,255
Posted By Ramv
SE-R Headlight Replacement??

Through numerous crashes, I have torn up the mask/mounts of my stock headlight/mask and its being held on by tape. Any good complete replacements? I don't need crazy light as I try to avoid riding...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-07-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5,974
Views: 1,884,571
Posted By Ramv
You guys have a problem. No way I would own two...

You guys have a problem. No way I would own two SEs.... Unless my Ducati sells. :rofl:rofl:evil
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-12-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6,788
Views: 1,451,258
Posted By Ramv
Resale seems disappointing. My dealer offered...

Resale seems disappointing. My dealer offered less than half of retail in trade on a KTM when it was a year old. Oh well. It finally !!!! runs right after 22000 miles. Multiple flashes and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-12-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,814
Posted By Ramv
My '07 950 SE did the same thing.... Until I got...

My '07 950 SE did the same thing.... Until I got the kickstand switch. Easy to install, cheap. No more stumbles and stalls.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-01-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,716
Posted By Ramv
2 year update on my skidplate and sidestand...

2 year update on my skidplate and sidestand relocator. :clap:clap

Lots of impacts and crashes. No issues.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By Ramv
You mean like teaching her to mtn bike on the...

You mean like teaching her to mtn bike on the "Whole Enchilada"?:rofl


Not spending a bunch of money is the right answer. I have had her riding my Dad's XT-250 a few times. The clutch is...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By Ramv
any autos?

So I grew up riding z50, ct70/90s etc before moving to an XR80.

I am trying to convince my 40 year old wife to try riding. Our friends ride, the wives on wr125s and CRf 150s. I am thinking she...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,703
Posted By Ramv
I can tell you I prefer my 950 SE to my '10 Duc...

I can tell you I prefer my 950 SE to my '10 Duc on and off. I believe the the '14 Duc is a bit different, but the ergos are probably similar and that's my hang up. The throttle,response is better...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By Ramv
Enduro Gloves

Wore "Pawtectors" for years. Rode in my mtn bike gloves the other day. I need more protection. They are comfy but my knuckles are bruised from branches.

Any suggestions? I was looking at...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-21-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,234
Posted By Ramv
No experience with an Adv but my SE is my...

No experience with an Adv but my SE is my favorite street bike ever. And an adequate dirt bike! Previous bikes are Ducati MTS1200, Superhawk 1000F, KLR650. Really enjoy it on the twisties and like...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By Ramv
Anyone tried one?

Anyone tried one?
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