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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-08-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,653
Posted By aurel
190.000kms service

Hello you all,

After a few months/years off this forum I'm back.

I started last week a huge service on my bike which has now 190.000kms.

For some reasons that I won't discuss here (:shog) I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-25-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,215
Posted By aurel
I got told by a KTM that only the length would...

I got told by a KTM that only the length would change, not the strenght. Was he wrong?

I confess I know nothing about springs!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-25-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,215
Posted By aurel
Question Should I change my fork springs?

Hi everybody,

I'm servicing my fork ('08 990 S - 180.000kms mostly two up with luggage) and I took a look at the length of my springs.

When brand new they are 488mm long.
Mine are now 483mm...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-01-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By aurel
Maybe...

Maybe...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-01-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By aurel
Radiator fan

Yo,

IIRC the radiator fan is free to spin when not powered. I remember seeing my fan spinning when I was washing the bike with high pressure.

Yesterday I was riding in town in traffic and saw...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-07-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,825
Posted By aurel
Exactly what I experience.

Exactly what I experience.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-06-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,825
Posted By aurel
In & out. I'll replace that too :thumb I...

In & out. I'll replace that too :thumb

I sent you an email, did you get it?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-06-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,825
Posted By aurel
While I'm into the engine, the oil pump shaft...

While I'm into the engine, the oil pump shaft circled in red below has some free play along the axle. Is it normal?

http://www.the-great-adventure.fr/photos/vrac/DSCN2488-L.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-06-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,825
Posted By aurel
Nice offer! I'll consider it, thank you very much...

Nice offer! I'll consider it, thank you very much :thumb

About work, I'm working hard... managing a factory with 100 people... the only French factory that is never on a strike, damn it! :lol3
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-06-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,825
Posted By aurel
I only started working again 2 months ago, I'm...

I only started working again 2 months ago, I'm broke :lol3

How do we get this part out of the bike? There is a sprocket on the right with a huge nut that is in the way...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-06-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,825
Posted By aurel
Clutch at 155.000kms

I need to fix that!

http://www.the-great-adventure.fr/photos/vrac/IMG_5280%20%5b1600x1200%5d.JPG

http://www.the-great-adventure.fr/photos/vrac/IMG_5281%20%5b1600x1200%5d.JPG

Otherwise the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-14-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By aurel
The bracket I got from you is still in place,...

The bracket I got from you is still in place, doing it's job everyday :thumb

It's a good product and cjracer is a top seller, so go for it!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-14-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,897
Posted By aurel
Don't forget heated grips and 110% waterproof...

Don't forget heated grips and 110% waterproof gear.

What they call "summer" is everything but summer as you can imagine it!!!

North of Vancouver don't miss Stewart, you can see huge glaciars...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-14-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 27,388
Posted By aurel
John, I just saw this thread today. Going...

John,

I just saw this thread today. Going back home, setting up a new life, finding a job, etc, kept me away from the internet for a while.

It looks like you're feeling better, good news!
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-10-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,613
Posted By aurel
This is the end! Thank you all!

After 560 days on the road, we decided my wife and I to go home, that's the end of the trip! That's not a "complete" world tour but that's already enough for us, we want to move on to something...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-27-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,885,713
Posted By aurel
Easy, I've seen worse... ...

Easy, I've seen worse...

http://www.the-great-adventure.fr/photos/0041_laos/IMG_5065%20%5b1600x1200%5d.JPG

Until now everything goes as planned!
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-25-2011, 02:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,914
Posted By aurel
I didn't ride the 4 pages of this thread but my...

I didn't ride the 4 pages of this thread but my experience is: I took my bike (990adv) accross the Andes 6 or 7 times (between Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, and Peru). I never add a problem but I did...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-24-2011, 04:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,135
Posted By aurel
Better than KTM, again

yo guys,

If you remember when I was in Peru I saw some "rTm" bikes, here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=671733).

Today in Laos (S-E Asia) I found "dTm". One more time it looks...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-22-2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,716
Posted By aurel
Stock tanks are really strong. I think that if...

Stock tanks are really strong. I think that if you crash badly enough to damage them then you're in big troubles, probably in hospital for a few weeks...

Aqualine tanks are weak compare to the...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 11-22-2011, 01:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,232
Posted By aurel
I crossed Africa from Tunisia to South Africa...

I crossed Africa from Tunisia to South Africa last year and I was surprised, I almost never add a problem at a border. 14 countries, 0 bribe. I was also surprised to see how many borders you could...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-21-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,716
Posted By aurel
I decided not to crash anymore.

I decided not to crash anymore.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-21-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,716
Posted By aurel
I'm glad they found a new owner :thumb

I'm glad they found a new owner :thumb
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-19-2011, 02:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,218
Posted By aurel
One week ago... ...

One week ago...

http://www.the-great-adventure.fr/photos/0040_cambodge/IMG_4303%20%5b1600x1200%5d.JPG



:eek1 :eek1 :eek1

Now I do it every 7000 miles, 10.000 sometimes... :rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-19-2011, 02:29 AM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,885,713
Posted By aurel
Lao, S-E Asia. ...

Lao, S-E Asia.

http://www.the-great-adventure.fr/photos/0041_laos/IMG_4538%20%5b1600x1200%5d.JPG

http://www.the-great-adventure.fr/photos/0041_laos/IMG_4541%20%5b1600x1200%5d.JPG
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-18-2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,305
Posted By aurel
I'll ship my bike from Bangkok to Kathmandu in...

I'll ship my bike from Bangkok to Kathmandu in Nepal.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,885,713
Posted By aurel
Crossing the Mekong river between Cambodia and...

Crossing the Mekong river between Cambodia and Lao.

It only takes 2 or 3 minutes but I kept telling myself "This boat is not going to sink!" "This boat is not going to sink!" "This boat is not...
Forum: Asia 11-07-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,494
Posted By aurel
We found something near the airport and it was...

We found something near the airport and it was nice.

We are now in Cambodia and we'll come back to Thailand after Laos in 6 weeks. Hopefully the floods will be over by this time. Good luck for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-07-2011, 05:02 AM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,885,713
Posted By aurel
Border Thailand/Cambodia.

Border Thailand/Cambodia.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-01-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,885,713
Posted By aurel
Thailand! ...

Thailand!

http://www.the-great-adventure.fr/photos/0039_thailande/IMG_3366%20%5b1600x1200%5d.JPG
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-28-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,305
Posted By aurel
The bike flew from Los Angeles to Taiwan...

The bike flew from Los Angeles to Taiwan yesterday. This morning she is flying from Taiwan to Bangkok. Hopefully I'll ride this afternoon :clap

I had a big smile when I turned on the GPS this...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-24-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,305
Posted By aurel
81" x 29" x 47" :thumb

81" x 29" x 47" :thumb
Forum: Asia 10-24-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,494
Posted By aurel
Accomodation in Bangkok

Hi guys,

My wife and I are going around the world. We've been on the road for 18 months and after Africa, South America and North America it's time to move to Thailand!

We just crated the bike...
Forum: Asia 10-24-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,877
Posted By aurel
We're on a world tour too, about to land in...

We're on a world tour too, about to land in Bangkok on Thursday. See you in South East Asia :thumb

www.the-great-adventure.fr
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-23-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,254
Posted By aurel
Perfect! I'll get back to you tomorrow so we can...

Perfect! I'll get back to you tomorrow so we can arrange all that. Thank you very much :thumb
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-23-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,254
Posted By aurel
On tuesday I might need a ride (and back) in the...

On tuesday I might need a ride (and back) in the afternoon from North Hollywood to Compton. I have to come back to the warehouse where I dropped my bike crated to pick-up the title of the bike that...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-23-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,254
Posted By aurel
Bike serviced, crated, I sleep in a real bed at...

Bike serviced, crated, I sleep in a real bed at night, I'm all sorted, thanks guys :thumb
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-23-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,305
Posted By aurel
Playing with tools like nail gun is always fun...

Playing with tools like nail gun is always fun :lol3



The crate will be on a fork lift once to go on the plane, once to go in a warehouse in Bangkok, not too much stress. So far they seems to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-22-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,305
Posted By aurel
I forgot, crating the bike was $325. ...

I forgot, crating the bike was $325.

Shipping to Thailand, $1000.

$1325 is a lot but riding your bike in Asia and India is priceless!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-22-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,305
Posted By aurel
Crating a 990 adventure

yo guys,

A few people asked me "how do you pack you bike when you crate it?". So here are a few pictures. In case some of you would like to ship his bike to a different continent by air, this is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-22-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 7,885,713
Posted By aurel
Good bye americas! Hello Thailand! ...

Good bye americas! Hello Thailand!

http://www.the-great-adventure.fr/photos/0038_usa_ouest2/IMG_3198%20%5b1600x1200%5d.JPG
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