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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Today, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By Chuckracer
There's too much weight on the front end of these...

There's too much weight on the front end of these bikes. Anything you can do to help it keep it's head up will help. I've gone to single disk and revalved the forks to accomplish this. It's much...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Today, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By Chuckracer
The spring rate determines whether the spring is...

The spring rate determines whether the spring is correct for the bike and rider weight. Setting the Sag w/ preload adjustments puts the suspension in the correct part of it's stroke to perform...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Today, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4,923
Views: 479,105
Posted By Chuckracer
Apparently the goal is retail for the bike and...

Apparently the goal is retail for the bike and every farkle. Well...good luck w/ that seller.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Today, 09:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,822
Posted By Chuckracer
Whole lotta vaginal sand over there. Isn't that...

Whole lotta vaginal sand over there. Isn't that why we kicked them out in the first place? :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Today, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By Chuckracer
Just for giggles, the rear shock settings... ...

Just for giggles, the rear shock settings...

Compression LS

Comfort: 25
Basic: 20
Sport: 15

Compression HS
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Today, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By Chuckracer
From the manual

Basic Settings, clickers counted from full in...

Fork Compression:

Comfort: 20
Basic: 15
Sport:10

Rebound...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Today, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By Chuckracer
Yeah, that might work. That will get you into the...

Yeah, that might work. That will get you into the stiffer part of the spring rate sooner...which may be too stiff.

The problem w/ most progressive springs is we don't know what the rates are. If...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Today, 07:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,885
Posted By Chuckracer
Poor thing was cold out there! ...

Poor thing was cold out there!

http://chuckracer.smugmug.com/2005-Ducati-ST3/i-Xr8JN9H/0/L/DSC_2748-L.jpg (http://chuckracer.smugmug.com/2005-Ducati-ST3/i-Xr8JN9H/A)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Today, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By Chuckracer
With "Progressive" springs you can throw the...

With "Progressive" springs you can throw the factory preload guide out the window.

In fact, adjusting the preload with Progressive springs is useless, because of the soft initial spring rate, all...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Today, 06:57 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 79,569
Posted By Chuckracer
No shit. I get that same thing at almost every...

No shit. I get that same thing at almost every fuel stop:

"Nice bike - what is that?"

"Thanks, it's a KTM."

"KTM huh? Who makes that, Kawasaki?"

"Yes, it's a Kawasaki." :thumb
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Today, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By Chuckracer
Your wife is a wise and beautiful woman - listen...

Your wife is a wise and beautiful woman - listen to her. :deal
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Today, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4,923
Views: 479,105
Posted By Chuckracer
1/4? :lol3 Sorry mate, jes playin. :freaky ...

1/4? :lol3 Sorry mate, jes playin. :freaky

Mine...

http://watertown.craigslist.org/mcy/4806357880.html


http://chuckracer.smugmug.com/2005-Ducati-ST3/i-XLRdJDf/0/L/DSC_2749-L.jpg...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4,923
Views: 479,105
Posted By Chuckracer
Not great track bikes, though.

Not great track bikes, though.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4,923
Views: 479,105
Posted By Chuckracer
Heh..."track only"...with street bodywork. That's...

Heh..."track only"...with street bodywork. That's code for "no title". It's worth about a third of that, and only as a parts bike. Maybe.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 02:30 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,651
Posted By Chuckracer
Mine looked like that once. Allegedly.

Mine looked like that once. Allegedly.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 11:31 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,651
Posted By Chuckracer
And it IS cleaner than hell! :lol3

And it IS cleaner than hell! :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,804
Posted By Chuckracer
Oh, shit...your clutch pushrod is probably fine....

Oh, shit...your clutch pushrod is probably fine. Wet clutches stick together and drag like a MoFo...especially when cold. I come from a Ducati dry-clutch background, so I know what you mean.

What...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,804
Posted By Chuckracer
My bike is very difficult - if not impossible -...

My bike is very difficult - if not impossible - to roll around in gear with the clutch in. By "Drag", I assumed you meant with the engine running.

Were you able to roll it in gear w/ the clutch...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-16-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3,251
Views: 158,150
Posted By Chuckracer
Save some for next year! And the year after...

Save some for next year! And the year after that...and the year after that... :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,651
Posted By Chuckracer
This, +1. same here. It's common as dirt. I agree...

This, +1. same here. It's common as dirt. I agree in theory it shouldn't go anywhere...but it does.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-15-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 43,374
Posted By Chuckracer
Selling my Ducati

Fantastic 2005 Ducati ST3 purchased from the original owner. Bike has saddlebags and racks, Ducati Performance Carbon Fiber mufflers, open top airbox, free flowing filter and ECU installed from new...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By Chuckracer
Heh...I'm not Renogeorge but I did ride past a...

Heh...I'm not Renogeorge but I did ride past a Holiday Inn once. Anyhoo...your education on THIS topic starts here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=722590

:D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,391
Posted By Chuckracer
Nope, neither one will give those symptoms. ...

Nope, neither one will give those symptoms.

You need to go back into the carbs. Look at your float heights and set them...go from there. Something's still plugged up. Maybe a jet kit wouldn't be a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Chuckracer
Wow! Valves good? Yeah, your airbox was masking...

Wow! Valves good? Yeah, your airbox was masking that. Mine is more noisy but nothing objectionable and nothing like that!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-13-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By Chuckracer
You may wanna stop doing that. :lol3

You may wanna stop doing that. :lol3
Forum: Americas 12-13-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,423
Posted By Chuckracer
Are you planning on carrying through any other...

Are you planning on carrying through any other states on your trip? Does California have reciprocity with those states?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-13-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,651
Posted By Chuckracer
Yep, 14mm. You'll need it for the flywheel, or if...

Yep, 14mm. You'll need it for the flywheel, or if you ever want to turn the motor over by hand, ie; valve adjust...but there might be one in your tool kit.

Regarding the exhaust heat shield bolts:...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-12-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By Chuckracer
Symmetrical. I flip mine every 1000 miles to...

Symmetrical. I flip mine every 1000 miles to prevent cupping on my front TKC's.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-12-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 284,596
Posted By Chuckracer
Renazco

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1030205
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-11-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By Chuckracer
LOL! Probably got two more kids by now. :D

LOL! Probably got two more kids by now. :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-11-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By Chuckracer
I can't imagine it making one bit of difference.

I can't imagine it making one bit of difference.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-10-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,822
Posted By Chuckracer
So it's a win on both "sides" of the...

So it's a win on both "sides" of the conversation. That's the best possible outcome, isn't it?

Nevgriff...credit goes to you, mate. Thanks for pushing for this!! :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-10-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,094
Posted By Chuckracer
They are breakable. I ripped one of mine removing...

They are breakable. I ripped one of mine removing a stubborn carb.

As far as the rest of it...could be carb icing...?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-09-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,822
Posted By Chuckracer
I was so happy I donated! :thumb

I was so happy I donated! :thumb
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-09-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 881
Posted By Chuckracer
Ahh...did not know that. Thanks! They're just...

Ahh...did not know that. Thanks! They're just fall riding pick. Foliage as it were.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-09-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By Chuckracer
Turn off the small taps at the bottom of each...

Turn off the small taps at the bottom of each tank, remove the clip and push the line off, put another line on and drain into a can. Repeat for the other tank.
Re-install each line and clamp and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-09-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 881
Posted By Chuckracer
The snow is only an issue when we get clobbered,...

The snow is only an issue when we get clobbered, which happens for real a couple times a year but they know how to handle it and the roads are well plowed with serious snow moving equipment. It's no...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-09-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 881
Posted By Chuckracer
Is this the Golden Crescent? :confused ...

Is this the Golden Crescent? :confused


http://chuckracer.smugmug.com/photos/swfpopup.mg?AlbumID=44772329&AlbumKey=nrgGNT
Forum: Racing 12-08-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,885
Posted By Chuckracer
Have faith and accept the growing pains. It won't...

Have faith and accept the growing pains. It won't happen overnight but it WILL be awesome. :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-08-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By Chuckracer
Yeah, me either. Both of my bikes would do this...

Yeah, me either. Both of my bikes would do this if brim full on the sidestand. Perfectly normal.
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