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Forum: Beasts 04-29-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3,765
Views: 686,360
Posted By zen rider
DL650, my second one. I've owned 15 bikes...

DL650, my second one.

I've owned 15 bikes in 32 years and the DL650 is an awesome all around bike. My 2012 is a nice improvement over the 2007. I'll take smooth, refined, light, and comfy over...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-24-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By zen rider
I'm about to list my 990 adventure for sale and I...

I'm about to list my 990 adventure for sale and I have a brand new 19" wheel and tire made by Woody's (Excel black rim sealed for tubeless, silver billet RAD hub, mounted Pirelli Scorpion tire with...
Forum: Vendors 10-24-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,556
Posted By zen rider
Does this have a drain hole for oil changes? ...

Does this have a drain hole for oil changes? Also does it have clamps that go around the frame (which is a hassle in my opinion)?
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,561
Posted By zen rider
I owned a 2003 325xi (a few years ago) and my...

I owned a 2003 325xi (a few years ago) and my wife had a leased 2003 Audi A4 1.8 ten years ago. My view is based on experience.

First impression is that the 325xi is much more fun to drive, it's...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 569
Posted By zen rider
Hope the new screen works. The red bracket looks...

Hope the new screen works. The red bracket looks good, the GPS mount and the 20" screen are goofy (function way before form).
Forum: Orange Crush 05-04-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,572
Views: 433,216
Posted By zen rider
Fuel range?

Gorgeous bike. By the way what is the fuel range on the 1190(R) in miles (I can convert from KM if need be).
Forum: Orange Crush 05-04-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By zen rider
Your still alive after that crash? I'd like to...

Your still alive after that crash? I'd like to hear how the heck you did that to a rim?
Forum: Orange Crush 03-27-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,431
Posted By zen rider
Two helmets: For highway and touring use:...

Two helmets:
For highway and touring use: Scorpion EXO 900 Modular
Dual sport rides and at lower speeds: Shoei Hornet DS (minor lift and noisier)

Both nice helmets. But for wearing glasses the...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-23-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,458
Posted By zen rider
[QUOTE=Two Moto Kiwis;21012441]Something to...

[QUOTE=Two Moto Kiwis;21012441]Something to consider here, we changed from 17 to 16 to smooth the old doll out at lower RPM and our milage got better!

The only thing I can think of is we are now...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-22-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,458
Posted By zen rider
1) I agree on the new map and Tune ECU. 2)...

1) I agree on the new map and Tune ECU.
2) Check your cruising RPMs on highway and consider softening the fueling around those RPMs a smidge.
3) Consider a 17T front sprocket on longer highway...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-13-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,429
Posted By zen rider
I'd love a Russell Day Long for long street tours...

I'd love a Russell Day Long for long street tours (400-700+ mile days) and use the Renazco for dirty rides of 200 or less miles.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-11-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,429
Posted By zen rider
Mine is too narrow to be awesome for road trips. ...

Mine is too narrow to be awesome for road trips. It's good and the foam is a nice density. But a Russell seat it is not. My Renazco is barely better than the Suzuki gel seat on a V-Strom which is...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-21-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,324
Posted By zen rider
Get real, the 990 Adventure already looks like...

Get real, the 990 Adventure already looks like ass. And that's coming from an ex V-Strom rider.
Forum: Orange Crush 01-21-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By zen rider
Hi, I'm not sure what your skill level is but...

Hi,
I'm not sure what your skill level is but the 19" is a great idea.

I just ordered a 19x2.5 Excel rim with new hub (from KTM Twins). I expect the 19" to give a more planted road feel. I'll...
Forum: Trials 01-07-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 55,172
Posted By zen rider
Now Available in USA

Per Ossa USA (515) 402-8000, the Ossa Explorer is now available in the USA for an MSRP: $7995. :clap

They were unable to get a blanket "street bike status" on a National level but your ability to...
Forum: Vendors 01-03-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,489
Posted By zen rider
Thumbs down Well I know have my own reason to not trust Bill...

Well I know have my own reason to not trust Bill aka Rocky Mayer. Several days ago I responded to this thread HE started And I also PM'd him. His response: ... ? No response :puke1:huh

A few...
Forum: Vendors 12-31-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,489
Posted By zen rider
I agree with above. Subscribe to the thread YOU...

I agree with above. Subscribe to the thread YOU began and get instant email notification without having to check back in. That's how it's done efficiently. Anything less is pretty lame.

I...
Forum: Vendors 12-31-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,489
Posted By zen rider
I have heard many mixed stories about discomfort...

I have heard many mixed stories about discomfort and inconsistent CS. I've been leaning to Russell. If Bill doesn't respond that is my plan. I PM'd him hours ago.
Forum: Vendors 12-31-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,489
Posted By zen rider
Rocky, I'd like to volunteer to test the...

Rocky,
I'd like to volunteer to test the product on my 2008 KTM 990 Adventure. I have a Renazco which is great for off road and trips under 4 hours straight. I'd be very interested in trying a...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-28-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,940
Posted By zen rider
I agree its good for the 3-4 hour ride.

That makes sense. Sure a 3-4 hour ride is not very long. And off road I stand most of the time. It is on the longer street rides (6+ hours) that I find the 990A Renazco seat lacking. I agree that...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-27-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,940
Posted By zen rider
Well 600 miles and ready to do more (Mayer) vs. ...

Well 600 miles and ready to do more (Mayer) vs. 400 and NEED a big break sounds like a huge 33% difference. So saying the Renazco is 90% as comfy sounds a little optimistic.

But it's neat to...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-27-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,427
Posted By zen rider
Thanks. I've eliminated the Anakee 2 front from...

Thanks. I've eliminated the Anakee 2 front from the choices.

My three finalists for a front 110/80R19 are:
1) Pirelli Scorpion Trail (good enough to be on the new Multistrada and the hot '13...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-27-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,940
Posted By zen rider
My Renazco seat is no better than OK

I had hoped that my Renazco seat for my 2008 KTM 990 Adventure would be awesome. Yes I can manage a 200-400 mile day but my butt is pretty sore by mile 200 for sure. For a bike that can go off road...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-24-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,417
Posted By zen rider
I have had many Hondas. But the KTMs are nice.

I never rode a XR650R. But my KTM 300XC is one of the lightest full-sized dirt bikes. Yes it is a two stroke. But that means no valves, easy and cheap maintenance, and pretty cheap on the used...
Forum: Beasts 12-24-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,261
Posted By zen rider
Motorcycle Ergonomics website is a great tool

The following link lets you virtually sit on almost any make and model of motorcycle based on your actual height, inseam, and many other custom features (such as lower or higher seat, bar risers,...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-24-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,427
Posted By zen rider
I just ordered a 19x2.5" front wheel with new hub...

I just ordered a 19x2.5" front wheel with new hub from KTM-Twins (built by RAD Manufacturing). I'm considering either Pilot Road 3, Anakee 2, or Anakee 3 (when available) for the 19" front. Will...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-03-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,337
Posted By zen rider
I think they may work better as a pair on the...

I think they may work better as a pair on the street. I had liked them as a pair on my prior bike. But with a 908 rear (and TKC front) it pretty much sucks at an aggressive road pace.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-03-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,337
Posted By zen rider
I had this combo (TKC front and 908 rear) and it...

I had this combo (TKC front and 908 rear) and it truly sucks in the following situations:
1) fast curvy roads trying to keep up with even a V-Strom (which was my previous bike)
2) Cold wet roads...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 26,506
Posted By zen rider
Snell? No they are not Snell. This is hotly...

Snell? No they are not Snell.

This is hotly debated, but there are many riders that lost interest in Snell approval after Motorcyclist's two test series (circa 2005/2006) found that certain...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 26,506
Posted By zen rider
FX-39 is nice

I had reported awhile back on the FX-39 as being great due to low noise and very little to no lift even at speed. It was worlds better than a Fulmer DS that I had for a week (lots of lift). Over...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-15-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 26,626
Posted By zen rider
Received mine a few weeks ago. The welds are a...

Received mine a few weeks ago. The welds are a work of art. The black powder coat is expertly applied.

Fit is good using stock bolts. I didn't say excellent because at the top there is a gap...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-15-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,854
Posted By zen rider
Personally, I'd either buy a slightly used 990...

Personally, I'd either buy a slightly used 990 Adventure for way less than new, or a new 2013 1190 Adventure. Then again I didn't have the cash to buy brand new. The re-sale on the 2012 could tank...
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,025
Posted By zen rider
+1 on Tourmaster Sentinel rain pants and jacket...

+1 on Tourmaster Sentinel rain pants and jacket if you want an affordable, packable, dry, combo. It has pretty technical vents for it's price. Back in 1998 I had an older generation of Tourmaster...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-12-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,854
Posted By zen rider
True. I have an '08 990 Adv and the throttle WAS...

True. I have an '08 990 Adv and the throttle WAS snatchy. Two cheap cures for snatchy throttle on '08 and older 990s and they each work: 1) G2 Throttle cam (400 size), 2) TuneECU (cable about $65,...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-08-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,352
Posted By zen rider
I have a TuneECU for my '08 990 Adv even without...

I have a TuneECU for my '08 990 Adv even without an exhaust. The TuneECU is mainly to smooth out the fueling (not a prob on newer than '08). So if you have a newer bike save the money.

I'm...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,739
Posted By zen rider
Knobbyjoe, Have you tried the Heidenau K60...

Knobbyjoe,

Have you tried the Heidenau K60 Scout (in 150/18) also. To me it seems the Mefo SE looks to be a bit more off road based on aggressive knobbies on the edges of the tires, whereas the...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-22-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,077
Posted By zen rider
I did put on a g2 throttle cam (400 SIZE) to...

I did put on a g2 throttle cam (400 SIZE) to soften the first 25% of the throttle opening as it was jerky at very low RPM. While this was really a fueling issue, the throttle cam softens the problem...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,978
Posted By zen rider
$100 is not entry level. I have a pair of...

$100 is not entry level.

I have a pair of Olympia gloves that are insulated, leather, with a Windtex moniker. Can't recall exact model but were about $65. A touch bulky compared to summer gloves...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-15-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,477
Posted By zen rider
I also just bought a 2008 KTM 990 Adv

I bought my 2008 990A about a month ago too! Congrats on yours. Coming from a DL650 V-Strom it feels pretty familiar.

I really wanted a better fork for my V-Strom. So I got the 990A and the...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-11-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,267
Posted By zen rider
I like the way you mounted these. I have the...

I like the way you mounted these. I have the same 42L topbox on my '08 990A. Hmm. For now I am just thinking of keeping a 30oz msr fuel bottle inside the topbox, but that gives me like 9 miles...
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