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Forum: Face plant 03-19-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,757
Posted By oldkrank
Motoboy's Excellent Adventure

I had been contemplating introducing the Grandkids to dirt biking and decided to shop around for a suitable introductory bike for 6-8 year olds. It was then that I discovered that Ms Pelosi and her...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-22-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
Posted By oldkrank
Distorted Tanks

I had the same thing happen. (Wondered if they belonged to one of the other bikes in the shop.) I think it was because I stored them standing up in a warm (well texas hot) garage. I assume they will...
Forum: Face plant 07-18-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,316
Posted By oldkrank
Talking urepentant lane splitter

One of the advantages of living in CA, in addition to the 12% state income tax, is lane splitting. When I lived in the Bay area I did it often but with caution. I felt more comfortable lane...
Forum: Face plant 03-29-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,877
Posted By oldkrank
broken wrist

I broke my wrist too, but mine was caused by a self inflicted crash. I found a good specialist in Dallas who repaired my scaphoid with a couple of screws and a pin. This occured about ten years...
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,421
Posted By oldkrank
Thanks for the high quality pictures and narrative

I was in Singapore on a last minute buiness trip and wondered what it would be like to take a ride in the surrounding countryside. Thanks for giving me an indication of the possibilities.
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,310
Posted By oldkrank
Washington's finest

Sorry about your encounter with the WSP. The entire state is a speed trap and should be avoided if possible.

Thanks for posting - looks like a great trip.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-11-2007, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By oldkrank

Which side Gobi did you mash. I did the left side - am looking for someone who needs a right!
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2007, 06:41 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 187,982
Posted By oldkrank

Thanks for taking the time to share your adventure. Great pictures. It world might be a better place if all our diplomats rode motorbikes.
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2007, 01:46 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 168,933
Posted By oldkrank
Average Speed


Thanks for taking the time to post. I had no idea that Dawin was bombed during WWII. I will have to read up on that.

A most interesting trip you are taking. Are you able to cruise...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-30-2007, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,639
Posted By oldkrank
try using

a torque wrench (you may be stronger than you think) and if your threads ain't clean use a tap/die kit to spiff em' up.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2006, 05:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,927
Posted By oldkrank
Don't shoot yourself in the foot

None of my busness, but you would do well to rent as close to a supermoto as possible and explore the fantastic little roads south of town. PM me if you wish...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2006, 10:02 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 55,242
Posted By oldkrank
Wait a minute - we ain't that litigious

"It's a new model, and if they have a history of having patient / non sueing customers in a country they will probably get supplied before countries with a stronng compenstation culture. We've all...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2006, 09:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,419
Posted By oldkrank
The Flyer for the April 29-30 Event

Translated from the PDF file:

Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-07-2005, 10:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,049
Posted By oldkrank
Emig System

I recently installed the EMIG system which provides a bar risers, steering damper and changes the front end geometry. Since I wanted both a riser and a damper I purchased the unit after a phone...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2005, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By oldkrank
ride report

You might adjust the idle to 1400 and see if the noise goes away.

Did I miss your ride report - how many tickets have you got?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-29-2005, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By oldkrank
part number

600.11.074.00 is the part number on the box that contains the Licht ein-aus switch. I installed the switch with a european headlight and it works in three modes:

- off (good for off-road work...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-30-2005, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By oldkrank
Tiger Comparo

I owned a 2000 Tiger and made two trips to the copper canyon on it. It was a fine bike; however, in my opinion the Tiger in no way compares to the 950 especially off road. If that is not self...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-04-2005, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By oldkrank
No worries

I'm fine, just hoping to grow up soon.

Eddie was too busy trying to avoid flying bikes and body parts to snap a photo. He did take a picture of me doing the flopperstop on the mirrors in a more...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-03-2005, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 642
Posted By oldkrank
Try this thread
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-03-2005, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By oldkrank

I also use the one way valves and have not had an overflow problem in 96+ in Dallas. That is why I was shocked to see it in the pass.

The surprising difference in this case, I assume, was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-03-2005, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By oldkrank
The Canistorectomy Imperative

I had the opportunity to attend the Ouray Rally and agree with Neduro's comments on the quality of the rally. Scott Harden and his crew organized and conducted the best manufacturer sponsored...
Forum: Face plant 06-20-2005, 09:31 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,589
Posted By oldkrank
Foot Down

Sorry to hear about your injury and understand your reaction. I too have used a leg down to recover a large bike in a dire situation. Make sure you get a GOOD orthopod to get you back in action with...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-19-2005, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By oldkrank
950 640 comparo

I would agree that the SM is a great toy for your area; I really miss early morning SM shreds to the coast and back.

It would be interesting to compare the 950SM versus the 640SM through...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-17-2005, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By oldkrank
Thanks for the post

Howsomever it looks like if you got rid of some nonessentials (Band Saw, Lawn Mower...) you'd have room for another bike. What are you waiting for?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-02-2005, 11:28 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,328
Posted By oldkrank
other bikes

besides the 950:

Ducati 996R
Ducati MH900e
KTM 400
KTM 640 SM
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-23-2004, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,986
Posted By oldkrank
Verify your oil level...

I had the same problem and verified my oil level using a wood dowel since the dip stick can be difficult to read. Much to my surprise I was 500ml low. When I topped the oil level off, the noise...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-08-2004, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,237
Posted By oldkrank
Hope that helps...

It does in deed. (Now how did you figure that out?)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-30-2004, 03:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,902
Posted By oldkrank
Krum vs Stage

Having ridden the roads in the Krum area and those in the route described above; I can attest that Tunitas Creek would come as a bit of a surprise to a North Texas rider. I have at 640SM squirreled...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-26-2004, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,755
Posted By oldkrank
3M Paint Protection

Yep, thats the stuff. The vendor merely has a set of drawing that they use to cut the kits. Alternatively you can save some money, get the stock from a 3M distributor and have the added joy of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-26-2004, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,755
Posted By oldkrank
I paid $144 for the kit that was cut while I...

I paid $144 for the kit that was cut while I waited. I have since put it on the bike and it really seems to work well. You cannot detect the covering and the color and detail of the paint work is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-24-2004, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,347
Posted By oldkrank
Aluminium Option

Another option is the KTM aluminium system. Unlike the AKs which only include the cans, this option includes a new cross over section and cost about 300-400 USD less. They sound about the same as...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-23-2004, 08:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,498
Posted By oldkrank
Will the Corbin Seat solve marital monkey butt?

I would agree with super rat: ' have the Corbin seat and it's a little more comfortable on the road than the stock seat (Which isn't saying much!) However I slide around on it alot. It's more a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-23-2004, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,731
Posted By oldkrank
Thumb Sascanisterectomy Report

I got my bike back from the dealer and discovered that bike ran badly between 4K and 6K and generally farted and sputtered through out the rev range. Not good.

In a wild hope :1drink I...
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2004, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,579
Posted By oldkrank
Corbin Seat

I got the KTM corbin seat because my wife prefered it to the stock seat. It is heavier than the sock seat because it has a metal frame. The cobin seat also has a slicker covering and is flatter...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2004, 02:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,952
Posted By oldkrank


Great pictures especially those showing the descent into the canyon. So how was Hotel La Bufa? Was there really hot water...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-19-2004, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,755
Posted By oldkrank
KTM Paint Protection in Dallas offers a 3M Scotchcal Paint Protection film kit for the 950 Adventure priced at $144. It appears to cover all bodywork. I have purchased the kit and plan to apply it as time...
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2004, 06:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,851
Posted By oldkrank
KTM vs Interceptor

I believe I rode the bike you tested before buying an Orange model at DFW KTM. You will find a noticeable difference between the knobbies and the stock tires.

The 950 reminds me of my 640 super...
Forum: Vendors 04-14-2004, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,080
Posted By oldkrank
950 Damper

I would buy a damper for the 950, and would be supportive of the efforts of a fellow owner. However I would really expect Scott or Ohlins to come out with a production solution as the number of 950s...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2004, 05:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 503
Posted By oldkrank
Boy Howdy

:D Yeehah!
Picked up a new Orange 950 this afternoon; what a ride: SuperMoto on steroids. Going to Arkansas to ride a bit of the Trans America trail this weekend. Will share pictures if I remember...
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