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Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,170
Posted By therivermonster
"Butler Maps – motorcycle maps for riders by...

"Butler Maps – motorcycle maps for riders by riders. :clap:clap:clap

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=598717?


The Butler maps are on order. I should receive them tomorrow in...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,170
Posted By therivermonster
I think these special rocks clearly makes the...

I think these special rocks clearly makes the phrase "lazy as a rock" invalid.

There. Now we killed two birds with one stone!:rofl

Anyhow, we have used the Butler maps on the WABDR, and I have...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,170
Posted By therivermonster
From my understanding (and I've done a fair...

From my understanding (and I've done a fair amount of research), they don't necessary require more maintenance, but the maintenance does take more time. After all, they are over engineered European...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,791
Posted By therivermonster
Fly and ride continued...

Good morning, everyone!

I have continued this Fly and Ride adventure in the Ride Reports section. Check it out here! (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26632321#post26632321)
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,170
Posted By therivermonster
Route planning continued...

Here are the route options that I have in mind.

http://advblane.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/990-Awakening-Trip/i-hVf6zmK/0/L/Yellowstone-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,170
Posted By therivermonster
Hey bigdon! Why wasn't it fun on a bike in...

Hey bigdon! Why wasn't it fun on a bike in Yellowstone? Thanks!
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,170
Posted By therivermonster
Will Travel for Koolaid, a KTM 990 Adventure

Hi folks! My long time ride and love, a 2005 DR650 has finally been taken out of commission for a while. On March 4th of this year I was heading south from Seattle on I5 when we were rear ended....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-18-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,791
Posted By therivermonster
Fly and Ride is On!

I have decided that the fly and ride would be the best way to go, so it's on! :evil

I have a lot of planning to do, and I have a few questions that you all might be able to help with.

1. The...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-17-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,791
Posted By therivermonster
I received this text message from the seller...

I received this text message from the seller yesterday afternoon.


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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-16-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,791
Posted By therivermonster
Here's the big girl just waiting for some lovin....

Here's the big girl just waiting for some lovin. You can tell by how shiny she is that she hasn't gotten much lovin yet. We'll fix that together.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-15-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,791
Posted By therivermonster
I'm pretty set on the fly and ride option if I...

I'm pretty set on the fly and ride option if I can get the time off work. Otherwise I'll probably have it shipped.

Edit: I see the 990 ADV only has one pump with the paper filter and tea bag...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-14-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,791
Posted By therivermonster
Wow!!! I am truly amazed at all the great...

Wow!!! I am truly amazed at all the great responses. Thank you all so much.

The bike is a 2010 990 ADV with less than 600 miles on it, and it's in great condition; like new in fact. I wouldn't be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-14-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,791
Posted By therivermonster
Thanks for the info. This is good stuff to think...

Thanks for the info. This is good stuff to think about.

I have considered the shipping option, which I've never done. Does that option usually work out successfully for most folks?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-14-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,791
Posted By therivermonster
990 ADV Fly and Ride Questions

I have recently worked a deal with an owner of a stock 990, however it's some 2300 miles from home. I am considering all the ways to get it back home, and the fly and ride option comes to mind. The...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-13-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,791
Posted By therivermonster
Wow! This is good news. I guess I'll fit in just...

Wow! This is good news. I guess I'll fit in just fine with all you misfits. Thanks for all the great replies!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-13-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,791
Posted By therivermonster
950/990 ADV Riders, How Tall Are You

I'm 5'9", 5'10" on a good day and on the brink of my first 990 ADV purchase. I'm curious how tall all you other riders are, and how comfortable you are on the bike standing and sitting on road and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-07-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 53,880
Posted By therivermonster
Well damnit!

I have very enthusiastically been following your thread with plans to pick a 990 of my own soon, and then you go and sell it off?!

My day is ruined...

Enjoy the new bike, and thanks for the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-07-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By therivermonster
990 Future Parts Availability...

I am very seriously considering a 990 ADV. Because they aren't made any longer, what is the outlook of parts availability 5 or 10 years down the road?

Thanks everyone!
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By therivermonster
I took the head down to Woody at Action Cycles in...

I took the head down to Woody at Action Cycles in Tacoma yesterday afternoon. He is a great guy, been at his trade for 20 plus years in the shop he is in now. Anyhow, we had a great chat about the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By therivermonster
Thanks, JJXTRider! The DR is an 05 has...

Thanks, JJXTRider!

The DR is an 05 has almost 46K miles on it so far. It wouldn't have the paper base gasket, however I think that I'll still pull the cylinder and have it specked and honed.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By therivermonster
DR650 Top End Rebuild

Life has been great with my trusty DR650. The bike has never let me down, and has taken me everywhere I have wanted to go. They are great bikes!...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 66,126
Posted By therivermonster
Great report!

Thank you for sharing your experiences. It does take a lot of time, but there really isn't a better way to remember your trip.

Keep it up and be safe.
Forum: Face plant 03-08-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,634
Posted By therivermonster
I followed up with my regular doctors office...

I followed up with my regular doctors office yesterday. He wasn't able to tell me anything new, just confirmed what the ER doctor told me, and asked me what happened. I have had numbness in my right...
Forum: Face plant 03-06-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,634
Posted By therivermonster
Rearended: How to Deal With Insurance Co.

Hi friends! I was on the way home from work on Wednesday heading South on I5 from Seattle on my DR 650. I slowed for traffic ahead when all of a sudden WAM, a big red pickup truck rear ends me...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 107,899
Views: 21,552,646
Posted By therivermonster
What would I be looking for here?

What would I be looking for here?
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 107,899
Views: 21,552,646
Posted By therivermonster
Cold Starting and Idling Problems

Hey folks! I have an 06 DR that I have put a bit over 45K miles on so far. The last few thousand miles the bike has been hard to start cold, but ran fine after it warmed up. A few days ago, I...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4,155
Views: 2,184,124
Posted By therivermonster
Read the thread.:huh

Read the thread.:huh
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,745
Posted By therivermonster
Sounds like a plan. I'm looking forward to...

Sounds like a plan. I'm looking forward to watching the progress.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,745
Posted By therivermonster
Hey, Ebrabaek! I'm excited for another of your...

Hey, Ebrabaek! I'm excited for another of your composite projects. How do you plan to lay up the rack? I have some ideas if you want to chat about it.

Get your gear unpacked, man!:D
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,019
Posted By therivermonster
Thanks! I don't mean to hijack Roll1990's thread...

Thanks! I don't mean to hijack Roll1990's thread here, but I hope the above process helps. You can use this process to make brackets, and all sorts of little hardware pieces, and they are very...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,019
Posted By therivermonster
Recessed Bolt Holes

[COLOR=Silver][COLOR=DarkOrange]Danjal, take a look at the pics below for an idea on how you can create your recessed bolt holes after you have created the primary layup.

When you make your mold,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,019
Posted By therivermonster
Very nice work. Most people don't realize how...

Very nice work. Most people don't realize how much time and effort goes into making a part like that. Keep it up.
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,960
Posted By therivermonster
A few different setups that we have had...

http://advblane.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/52011-PortlandHood-River-Trip/i-zD4SrKD/1/L/IMG_0692-L.jpg (http://advblane.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/52011-PortlandHood-River-Trip/i-zD4SrKD/A)
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-16-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,426
Posted By therivermonster
Nice trip. I love the pics, Zoom. The very first...

Nice trip. I love the pics, Zoom. The very first one is beautiful.
What camera did u use?:clap
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 107,899
Views: 21,552,646
Posted By therivermonster
Up and at em, kids! In a previous post, I...

Up and at em, kids!

In a previous post, I laid out a problem that I was having tuning the BST 40 after installing the Pro Cycle jet kit, and cutting the air box. With the box cut, clip on the 4th...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 107,899
Views: 21,552,646
Posted By therivermonster
I have not tried using the enricher (with the...

I have not tried using the enricher (with the tape pulled off the air box hole) to see if it ran better. I might have to give that a shot. But that wouldn't rule out torn O rings, air leaks, etc,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 107,899
Views: 21,552,646
Posted By therivermonster
I did double check this a while back and it...

I did double check this a while back and it didn't seem to be the issue, but maybe it's time to check again. I'm thinking that the main jet is probably the issue just as Dave said. I'll have to give...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 107,899
Views: 21,552,646
Posted By therivermonster
OK, OK. I understand that the carb was probably...

OK, OK. I understand that the carb was probably running lean. I should have worded my sentence a little differently. What I meant to say was, the tape fix made the problem better, so the mixture must...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 107,899
Views: 21,552,646
Posted By therivermonster
I have EXACTLY the same problem...

...and have had that problem for some time now. I installed the Pro Cycle jet kit to their specs, and cut the air box about a year and a half ago. The bike started and idled fine, but when giving...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,861
Posted By therivermonster
Hi Eckleman! It was a bummer to hear about...

Hi Eckleman!

It was a bummer to hear about your crash and subsequent broken leg. No good, but I'm sure you have a great story. It's great to hear that you had the chance to finish the trip with...
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