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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-19-2007, 04:01 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 20,772
Posted By Jabberwocky
I didn't realise there was a 'ore-unit' version...

I didn't realise there was a 'ore-unit' version :rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-03-2006, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,844
Posted By Jabberwocky
Autocom and all those wires are 'old hat' - check...

Autocom and all those wires are 'old hat' - check out the latest bluetooth wireless with 150 metres range:
http://www.nitro-helmets.com/product_detail.php?product_id=234

Details at:...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-22-2006, 08:01 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 20,772
Posted By Jabberwocky
Can't recommend Wings highly enough :clap

Can't recommend Wings highly enough :clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-16-2006, 02:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,542
Posted By Jabberwocky
Fit a Scott Oiler - I've adjusted my chain twice...

Fit a Scott Oiler - I've adjusted my chain twice in 7,000 miles.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-02-2006, 04:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,607
Posted By Jabberwocky
Yeah but... ... 'Air' is 80% Nitrogen...

Yeah but...

... 'Air' is 80% Nitrogen anyway:eek1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-29-2006, 09:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,584
Posted By Jabberwocky
Check-out the 'chicken lines' on the sides of the...

Check-out the 'chicken lines' on the sides of the tread (that's the bit you're too 'chicken' to use) .

If used correctly, the rear tyre will have no chicken line, and you'll eventually wear off...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-29-2006, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,946
Posted By Jabberwocky
I drilled a 3mm hole in the underside of each...

I drilled a 3mm hole in the underside of each leg, about 1 inch in front of the adjusters.

I got about 1 pint of cloudy white water out of each leg.

IMHO, it's always best to vent and drain...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-13-2006, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,267
Posted By Jabberwocky
Anyone tried Laminar Lip on this bike?

Anyone tried Laminar Lip on this bike?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-13-2006, 04:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,267
Posted By Jabberwocky
You need to email him, and he'll send you a price...

You need to email him, and he'll send you a price in Euros:

Marovic Gorazd [mf@siol.net]

This is what he sent to me:

"Wings silencers for KTM 950/990 Adventure and
950 Supermoto are...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-13-2006, 04:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,267
Posted By Jabberwocky
Check out "Wings" www.wings.si/ktm.htm ...

Check out "Wings"

www.wings.si/ktm.htm


Took about an hour to fit.
They look (I got the carbon tipped ones, so they don't look too like Acro's)and sound great - really fantastic workmanship,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-12-2006, 10:29 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 20,772
Posted By Jabberwocky
...but you were heading north at the time:rofl

...but you were heading north at the time:rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-12-2006, 08:24 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 20,772
Posted By Jabberwocky
I saw an orange one going up Froggatt Edge Road...

I saw an orange one going up Froggatt Edge Road (A625) on Saturday afternoon @~3:00 p.m. (unfortunately I was in the car)

Anyone know who it was - I live locally.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-12-2006, 03:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 572
Posted By Jabberwocky
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=165913
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-12-2006, 02:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,641
Posted By Jabberwocky
I ordered some direct about 3 weeks ago. ...

I ordered some direct about 3 weeks ago.

They took just over a week to arrive in the UK.

They are very well packaged, and come complete with everything you need to fit them (bolts, nuts,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2006, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,917
Posted By Jabberwocky
Thumb Thanks - I'll check it out.

Thanks - I'll check it out.
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2006, 03:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,917
Posted By Jabberwocky
VOR Enduro

I can't find anything on the site.

I know that they are now out of business, but that means that there are amazing second-hand bargains around.

Anybody got any opinions/info or experience...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-04-2006, 07:31 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 20,772
Posted By Jabberwocky
Thumb Not sure how it took me so long to 'find' this...

Not sure how it took me so long to 'find' this thread.

03 950Adv - silver/black with home-made protection panels
2nd owner after 2 months, 1,000 miles - mine since
Traded-in Aprilia Mille-R for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-02-2006, 03:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 922
Posted By Jabberwocky
The 140/80 has a tyre height of 112mm (=80% of...

The 140/80 has a tyre height of 112mm (=80% of 140)

The 150/70 = 105mm (=70% of 150mm)

So the difference in the un-compressed rolling radius is 7mm - the difference in the real (compressed)...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-24-2006, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,730
Posted By Jabberwocky
I used to get ~1500 miles out of rears on my...

I used to get ~1500 miles out of rears on my Mille-R.
I've just changed the Std. Scorps on my 950Adv at ~5300.

It was starting to feel a but uncertain when tipping it in to corners.

There was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-22-2006, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
Posted By Jabberwocky
Wink It's easy - get one with carbs ;-P

It's easy - get one with carbs ;-P
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2006, 09:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,554
Posted By Jabberwocky
Eh? Hmmmnnnn - I'm a bit puzzled. It must be...

Hmmmnnnn - I'm a bit puzzled.

It must be easier to break the bead opposite the valve, then lever the tyre over the rim at the valve - because the tyre will drop futher into the rim well opposite...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-17-2006, 04:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By Jabberwocky
Hi Ricky, It's been done before - in the...

Hi Ricky,

It's been done before - in the 60's (would you believe).

You can still buy them for classic 'scramblers' in the UK from Venhill:
VENHILL 500A SERIES TWIST GRIP
Now produced by...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-15-2006, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By Jabberwocky
Thanks for all the feedback guys. I too am...

Thanks for all the feedback guys.

I too am quite happy with the Scorpions, and will fit a new pair.

The Avons look interesting, but I want to a little bit of easy gravel on these.

They've...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-14-2006, 04:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By Jabberwocky
Best tyre (=tire) for tarmac?

There's loads of info on here for 'off-road' tyres (=tires ;-P), but not much on road tyres.

What do you recommend for road use on the standard rim sizes - compared with o/e Scorpion A/T's?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-11-2006, 03:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,733
Posted By Jabberwocky
OK- I'll try to track down some orange vinyl...

OK- I'll try to track down some orange vinyl that's a good (-enough) match, but it probably won't be metallic.

Good idea to try half-height to save the logo.

I'd do them in pairs, but allow...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-10-2006, 11:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,733
Posted By Jabberwocky
Orange - OK, but it depends on getting vinyl with...

Orange - OK, but it depends on getting vinyl with the right colour match.

Clear is easy, but much fussier to fit, without showing micro-bubbles from the adhesive, but it can be done with care (and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-09-2006, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By Jabberwocky
UK Tyre Prices & Suppliers

What prices are you paying for Scorpion A/Ts, etc?

From whom?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-09-2006, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By Jabberwocky
Here is a pic of what I made using 'tank pad...

Here is a pic of what I made using 'tank pad technology'.
Sorry for the delay in posting - it toook me longer than I thought to annotate it.
The numbers are obvious (sort-of priority areas, I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-09-2006, 07:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,733
Posted By Jabberwocky
Here is a pic of what I made using 'tank pad...

Here is a pic of what I made using 'tank pad technology'.
Sorry for the delay in posting - it toook me longer than I thought to annotate it.
The numbers are obvious (sort-of priority areas, I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-09-2006, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Jabberwocky
Don't buy an 'S' unless you're VERY tall, or plan...

Don't buy an 'S' unless you're VERY tall, or plan to do lots of serious off-road.

The standard model works much better on-road - like a comfortable, go-anywhere sports bike with luggage capacity...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-09-2006, 03:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By Jabberwocky
Agree with all of the above - some fuel pumps are...

Agree with all of the above - some fuel pumps are as fragile as water pumps - they fail fast when run dry ;-(

Another thought is that you had some water in either the last of the old fuel or in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-07-2006, 11:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,733
Posted By Jabberwocky
Thumb I'll put some pics up tomorrow - OK?

I'll put some pics up tomorrow - OK?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-07-2006, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,622
Posted By Jabberwocky
I've got the Ventura system on my 950Adv - highly...

I've got the Ventura system on my 950Adv - highly versatile and recommended
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-07-2006, 06:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,733
Posted By Jabberwocky
Thanks loads for organising it Sean. Tart &...

Thanks loads for organising it Sean.

Tart & I had some fun doing most of the interesting passes and valleys - inc. Snake, Winnatts, Hope Valley, Edale - mostly B roads and a few unc's.

~70-ish...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-04-2006, 07:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,040
Posted By Jabberwocky
I couldn't agree more - it's definitiely...

I couldn't agree more - it's definitiely airbox/carb. slide related.

Mine started chirping more after I fitted 'Sommer's Door' - which has slots cut in the access port to the air box to improve...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-04-2006, 05:37 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 13,285
Posted By Jabberwocky
I'm still up for it, but probably won't stay...

I'm still up for it, but probably won't stay overnight.
Only done a few simple gravel roads, so nothing tooo tricky on the 950, please.

I know the local tarmac quite well, so could lead a road...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-27-2006, 10:51 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 13,285
Posted By Jabberwocky
Count me in

I'd like to be there on me 950 adv.
I'm almost local - live at the other end of the Peak District, near Baslow.
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2004, 06:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 625
Posted By Jabberwocky
KTM 950 Alt Luggage

See my post on the equipment forum about my new Ventura luggage system:

www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=607692#post607692
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2004, 05:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,155
Posted By Jabberwocky
Luggage Alternative

I fitted this Ventura Luggage onto my KTM 950 Adventure yesterday - took about 10 minutes.

I've got different sized bags and racks, as well as a good pillion
grab rail.

Some of the bits were...
Forum: Beasts 01-13-2004, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,082
Posted By Jabberwocky
Well, it's finally happened - the weather...

Well, it's finally happened - the weather improved enough for me to want to take the bike out (it's been locked-up for a month while I've been skiing over the holidays).

Started fine but the...
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