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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-25-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 18,799
Posted By Rikimoto
http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/1...

http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/117/814/are-you-wizard.jpg

Seriously awesome stuff! :clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-21-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,831
Posted By Rikimoto
Agreeing with fellow hoser. 9x0s command a...

Agreeing with fellow hoser. 9x0s command a premium right now, and this is actually the first one I have seen for sale in the province in few months. It may be priced a tad high, and everyone has...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-20-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 18,799
Posted By Rikimoto
Looks like it started life as an Africa Twin,...

Looks like it started life as an Africa Twin, based on motor and some frame bits.

#boldassumption

A bit far from the original but looks every bit as badass as the LC8. Man I wish I was able to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-20-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,831
Posted By Rikimoto
F8GSA vs 990 Baja

I have an 07 990 and my friend has a 13 F8GS (not the adventure). We have switched bikes a few times.

Both definitely have their merits. Here are random notes from my experiences.

BMW as...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-30-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,369
Posted By Rikimoto
I've got about 10,000kms on my new CJ shaft and...

I've got about 10,000kms on my new CJ shaft and seal since I put it in, and will be tearing down the bike this weekend for some winter tune ups and mods, so will be checking oil and filter.

As for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By Rikimoto
Yup! But it was a good opportunity to practice...

Yup! But it was a good opportunity to practice front brake finesse - and going downhill a bit faster!


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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By Rikimoto
Ah! Awesome, that's pretty definitive. Thanks for...

Ah! Awesome, that's pretty definitive. Thanks for the info and advice!


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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By Rikimoto
Hmm never done that before, and it wasn't...

Hmm never done that before, and it wasn't actually a particularly aggressive ride. The downhill must have been steeper than I thought!

Thanks guys! I'll bleed and change fluid.

That being said,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By Rikimoto
Brakes died... Then resurrected?

Strange problem I experienced this weekend.

I was riding around in the mountains on some loose rocky trails climbing and sliding around. I had a tip over, nothing that hasn't happened a thousand...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-25-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19,162
Views: 7,880,334
Posted By Rikimoto
From yesterday's ride: ...

From yesterday's ride:

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv137/rikimoto/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140824_121259_119.jpg...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-15-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,041
Posted By Rikimoto
This year won't work for me because of lack of...

This year won't work for me because of lack of time and skill. Odessa kicked my ass this year, but also gave me an appetite for racing, so I'll keep training and will try to put something together...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-11-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,591
Posted By Rikimoto
Pliers, gently wiggling and some patience is what...

Pliers, gently wiggling and some patience is what it took for me. Once they start to go, very subtle twisting helped as well.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-06-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11,189
Views: 2,387,823
Posted By Rikimoto
Used it to transport precious cargo! ...

Used it to transport precious cargo!

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv137/rikimoto/IMG_20140806_190439_452.jpg

Friend called me and said "Bought you a present. Saw it and couldn't resist....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,647
Posted By Rikimoto
I have not. I've read somewhere.. I think it was...

I have not. I've read somewhere.. I think it was even somewhere here on ADVRider, that the E-09 Dakar front is not confidence inspiring on the road due to it's hardness, and running the rear I can...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,647
Posted By Rikimoto
As a Canadian who can drive to pick up from MX1,...

As a Canadian who can drive to pick up from MX1, I don't share your shipping woes (for once).

That being said I have some experience with these tires. My dad runs the E-07 on his 1200GS and is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-16-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,526
Posted By Rikimoto
Off Road Ryder in this thread:...

Off Road Ryder in this thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=957385&page=5 says he lost 20lbs from the front end doing a multitude of mods. Maybe a bit more extreme than you want to go....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-15-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 24,605
Posted By Rikimoto
Laugh Glad you enjoyed it. I can't say I was thrilled...

Glad you enjoyed it. I can't say I was thrilled about digging at the time, but looking back on it is hilarious :rofl
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-15-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 24,605
Posted By Rikimoto
50 miles. And with the exception of a couple...

50 miles.

And with the exception of a couple road trips, this year's riding will be focussed on practicing for next year's race. Gotta work on keeping the pig composed!

I want my finisher's...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-14-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,423
Posted By Rikimoto
I bought an '07 990 last August with about 17,000...

I bought an '07 990 last August with about 17,000 KMs on it for around the same money. Never dropped, never even off tarmac, and came with a trunk full of extras. Mine did have a service record for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-08-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 24,605
Posted By Rikimoto
Laugh <object width="560" height="315"><param...

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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-07-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 24,605
Posted By Rikimoto
Another DNF here :P I crashed so many times...

Another DNF here :P

I crashed so many times on various hill climbs that by the time I got to checkpoint 2 I was so spent from wrestling the 990 around (and out of water) that I called it a day....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-03-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 24,605
Posted By Rikimoto
Thumb Leaving first thing tomorrow morning - super...

Leaving first thing tomorrow morning - super excited!

If you see a bewildered noob wandering around, come say hi :rofl
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-28-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 24,605
Posted By Rikimoto
Bike is almost ready - spooning on a new front...

Bike is almost ready - spooning on a new front tire this weekend, and after one more play/practice i'll be taking off all the unnecessary and breakables (mirrors, license plate and bracket, etc.) and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-11-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 24,605
Posted By Rikimoto
Eh? Chiming in as another "competitor" for the ADV...

Chiming in as another "competitor" for the ADV class - 2007 990 Adventure.

It's my first time, be gentle... :rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By Rikimoto
That's a great tip - thanks. Pen and paper will...

That's a great tip - thanks. Pen and paper will accompany the wrenches.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By Rikimoto
Thumb I hazard a guess that its a tad warmer where you...

I hazard a guess that its a tad warmer where you are then - good luck with the race!



Thanks for the links! I've just updated my profile as I have a 990 now, sadly the X-Challenge was written...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By Rikimoto
Thanks for the clear explanation! :freaky Now I...

Thanks for the clear explanation! :freaky Now I can experiment with some confidence.

Have you been enjoying the lower mainland's super mild winter Radek?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By Rikimoto
Question Noobie Suspension Question

I've searched everywhere and can't find the information anywhere.

I'm starting to foray into making adjustments to my suspension and while I understand the concepts of preload, compression and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-10-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By Rikimoto
Got the bearings in on the next attempt after...

Got the bearings in on the next attempt after posting this :P

The seal most definitely failed so the bearings were switched out with everything else


Thanks for the replies!

Sent from my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-10-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By Rikimoto
Trouble installing bearings for waterpump

I'm in the midst of the water pump rebuild on my 2007 990 and am having trouble installing the new bearings. I have followed the how to on the Hall of Wisdom but even with the cover fresh out of the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-09-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,228
Posted By Rikimoto
I believe its something to do with the...

I believe its something to do with the manufacturer saying it doesn't meet the country's motor vehicle standards (DOT approved, etc.) I don't know if its liability, warranty, etc etc. If it wasn't...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-09-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,228
Posted By Rikimoto
ykrweb you make good points about needing to be...

ykrweb you make good points about needing to be on it to handle the beast, and it not being the ideal tight 'n technical bike, but if OP wants to stick to C routes, as well as have it work as a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-09-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,228
Posted By Rikimoto
Hey canadius! As a fellow Vancouverite,...

Hey canadius!

As a fellow Vancouverite, based on what you've described I think a 990 would suit your needs very well. I just drank the kool-aid and have loved every minute of it. I have also...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-13-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 19,162
Views: 7,880,334
Posted By Rikimoto
My new to me 990 with my friend's 800GS during a...

My new to me 990 with my friend's 800GS during a great ride last weekend. Freshly installed Mitas E-09 is almost as awesome as this bike!

Was great to be back on two wheels after almost losing the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-22-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,283
Posted By Rikimoto
I agree with what others are saying about high...

I agree with what others are saying about high mileage bikes in general scaring people off. But I will say KTM as a brand does have a bit of a stigma, which I have been guilty of worrying about.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-19-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By Rikimoto
Update...

It lives! :clap

Though I won't get ahead of myself... Here's what happened:

I had the battery on the tender until the tender reported "Full - Maintenance Mode" and threw it into the bike....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By Rikimoto
I was thinking the same thing about the sidestand...

I was thinking the same thing about the sidestand switch. Thanks for the tip on the wiring loom at the steering head, I will do some research and dive in there.

Also thinking I have to dig...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By Rikimoto
Petcocks are open, but even if they weren't the...

Petcocks are open, but even if they weren't the starter would still tick over right?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By Rikimoto
Bluhduh 2007 990 Adventure - Died and hasn't come back

Hello all!

I have searched the forums and tried a few different things but haven't found anything that directly matches what I'm experiencing.

About a month ago, I purchased a 2007 990...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-21-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10,500
Views: 3,453,055
Posted By Rikimoto
Laugh My SM610 Super Dirt-Tard :rofl ...

My SM610 Super Dirt-Tard :rofl

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv137/rikimoto/2f10b056-3555-4a39-aea4-2a080fb2ac07.jpg
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