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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Today, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By 5 speed
My inspection shows the rotor is deeply grooved...

My inspection shows the rotor is deeply grooved and the pads while they still have material, it has many pockets that go pretty deep so the actual amount of surface that is swept and in contact is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Today, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,859
Posted By 5 speed
Hmn, maybe I see your point. I loved my 530 and...

Hmn, maybe I see your point. I loved my 530 and none of the issues most people have mentioned with them. I did do all the mods. Start up in gear while hot, no problem as example. But in truth,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Today, 04:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By 5 speed
What brake material am I looking for, metallic,...

What brake material am I looking for, metallic, semi metallic, kevlar??????

like these cheapies

...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By 5 speed
Yep will give it a whirl. as far as the bleeder,...

Yep will give it a whirl. as far as the bleeder, its the syringe type that pumps fluid into the bleeder valve so the air bubbles travel up into the reservoir. Works like a charm!! Will report...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By 5 speed
The fronts with the master rebuilt new oil bled...

The fronts with the master rebuilt new oil bled properly with the braking brakes was a massive improvement. The problem I still have even with the .56 springs in the front is still too much dive. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By 5 speed
what to do about my sucky rear brake????

have an 05 950 and quite honestly the rear brake has never been impressive. the fronts are now braking rotors and pads which helped. the rear has the recall done and new pads but it just sucks. It...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By 5 speed
anybody else????

anybody else????
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By 5 speed
hey thanks I did find that while internet...

hey thanks I did find that while internet trolling/.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By 5 speed
dual sport rentals needed in the NC mountains- suggestions?

Hi ya'll. Been away for awhile and coming up to visit NC my old stomping grounds. I wanted to see if you guys could recommend some bike rental places. I am bringing my 950 Adv and my boys want to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By 5 speed
Friday the 13th or, stupid is as stupid does

So I have been meaning to change my oil for some time in the 950 and finally found some Maxima I had been looking for. I decided just to clean the filters and use the oil extractor to drain the oil...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By 5 speed
I just replace them with Yuasas, I got tired of...

I just replace them with Yuasas, I got tired of the inferior brands giving out on me. Just seems to be a good one.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-12-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,873
Posted By 5 speed
Its an interesting combo for sure the 19/17. Did...

Its an interesting combo for sure the 19/17. Did that to an LC4 I had. The 19 would be so much better on the road then the current 21. BUT, living in Florida in the sand its really a no go. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-12-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,055
Posted By 5 speed
I live in Florida. And trust me three weeks is...

I live in Florida. And trust me three weeks is plenty for your carbs to be screwed. First answer, I never leave it more than week 2 without starting it. but the first answer is using the blue...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-05-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,933
Posted By 5 speed
I did mount an 18 in the right side and the 21 in...

I did mount an 18 in the right side and the 21 in the left. I babypowdered them and put them in plastic bags to keep the rubber as fresh as possible. Im not that worried about the weight. By the...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-01-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,141
Posted By 5 speed
What kind of bike you riding. I am hitting up...

What kind of bike you riding. I am hitting up the endurocross as well.......
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By 5 speed
Well I am passionate about KTMs and the true...

Well I am passionate about KTMs and the true rally racers. But scarce parts and the fact I would have to sacrifice a current bike, doesnt seem likely
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By 5 speed
It looks good, havent spoken to the owner but if...

It looks good, havent spoken to the owner but if its an LC4 based motor I will pass. He is asking 6,400 or so.
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By 5 speed
anyone know anything about an 01 660 Rallye?

Found one for sale near me, twin low swept exhaust, I can see the number plate tanks in the pic, full fairing, looks like its got the roll book holder.

Is this motor any good or is it a paint...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-27-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,214
Posted By 5 speed
[QUOTE=where2next?;26249577] . "And heaven help...

[QUOTE=where2next?;26249577] . "And heaven help you if you need to service it or work on it in a parking lot. Its complex and difficult to wrench."



Your 950 990 is not a picnic when you have...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-25-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,141
Posted By 5 speed
I am headed up Friday 6th from Orlando. Going to...

I am headed up Friday 6th from Orlando. Going to the Endurocross that night. Then over to mainstreet to watch girls in wet tshirts, no shirts whatever and down a few brews while listening to old...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-14-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,500
Posted By 5 speed
so i replaced the rotors with Braking (front),...

so i replaced the rotors with Braking (front), and pads, rebuilt the cylinder, put new fluid after flushing and used one of those nice bleeders that put fluid in from the bleeder valve so it pushes...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 863,099
Posted By 5 speed
Called 'Tempting Fate' brother. Like standing...

Called 'Tempting Fate' brother. Like standing in a lightening storm with a a metal object in your hand held high and saying 'its not going to hit me!' :kboom
Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 863,099
Posted By 5 speed
Still say they have quite a few design issues to...

Still say they have quite a few design issues to overcome; the drivers are working way too hard. Beyond the suspension which I am sure in Dakar terms would be comparable to off the shelf Japanese...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 115,708
Posted By 5 speed
I have my Aerostitch Combat boots; best boots i...

I have my Aerostitch Combat boots; best boots i have ever owned. took a year to break in and around year two walking is very easy. Keep them treated and they are waterproof. Walk all day in them. ...
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 863,099
Posted By 5 speed
I dont know if its already been said (I am behind...

I dont know if its already been said (I am behind now) but the Peugeots look like the wheelbase is too short, a little too narrow and the tires are too large in diameter for the car (and they look...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 115,708
Posted By 5 speed
I hear you!!! And when you get to your 50s well,...

I hear you!!! And when you get to your 50s well, you will want all that for sure. I dont scrimp on my tent, or sleeping equipment because a good, dry nights sleep is essential (this isn't Survivor...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 115,708
Posted By 5 speed
Then and now!

Well alot has changed since 2007. Still have my little tent. I like it when I am doing a couple day run. For longer trips now (and on a 950 adventure) I have the Redverz tent. Yep, its got some...
Forum: Racing 12-25-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 198,050
Posted By 5 speed
Merry Christmas Fellows

And for Christmas I give you this:



Robby Gordon Hammering into Iquique :clap

What I would have given to be standing right there. :freaky The sheer music of a wide open V8; I mean how do...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,553
Posted By 5 speed
I do miss the point and shoot. I have been...

I do miss the point and shoot. I have been riding the 4 strokes for awhile now and its certainly easier to chug it in the sand than it will be to keep the 300 on the pipe; but I do miss that 2...
Forum: Racing 12-23-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 198,050
Posted By 5 speed
"But one thing I do feel, is that after 10 years...

"But one thing I do feel, is that after 10 years of "playing the game", RG now has a better understanding of all these "nuances"... ESPECIALLY after the "redneck supercharger" incidents... and now,...
Forum: Racing 12-21-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 198,050
Posted By 5 speed
In 2012 Johnny Campbell with him down Iquique...

In 2012 Johnny Campbell with him down Iquique said it was the scariest thing he had ever done- that from a guy that has won Baja over 10 times. He looked over at Robby like 'you dont expect me to...
Forum: Racing 12-20-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 198,050
Posted By 5 speed
*Regarding RG's program, his development of the...

*Regarding RG's program, his development of the Gordini/HST platform and he and the teams preparation/testing and "verbal aspirations" for 2015...

I think Robby is his best shot ever at pulling...
Forum: Racing 12-19-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 198,050
Posted By 5 speed
Even if you are not a Robby fan, to see the...

Even if you are not a Robby fan, to see the amount of effort and $$$$ going into these programs behind the scenes is worth watching for all you Dakar-nistas. Let alone the beautiful sound of 700+...
Forum: Racing 12-17-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 198,050
Posted By 5 speed
As one of the posters commented regarding the...

As one of the posters commented regarding the Bivouac and RVs, and some of the comforts and Dakar being soft.....


On that note, do you think that the tracks are laid out to accommodate the most...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,553
Posted By 5 speed
Great testimonial!!! I will normally do a 50...

Great testimonial!!! I will normally do a 50 mile loop in the forest and I need something thats not going to leave me stranded for potentially a 20 mile walk back to the truck.

I do need to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,553
Posted By 5 speed
Thanks for that, you have a good perspective. I...

Thanks for that, you have a good perspective. I really loved my 530; in a way the best bike I have owned that could do most everything in the world of dirt. I knew the first day I rode it in the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,553
Posted By 5 speed
Ridefreak, nice bike!!! GOOD TO HEAR ON THE...

Ridefreak, nice bike!!! GOOD TO HEAR ON THE COMPARISON BETWEEN THE 500.
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,553
Posted By 5 speed
Thanks Ridefreak! I found an 08 for 4K with 60...

Thanks Ridefreak! I found an 08 for 4K with 60 hours on it. I am trying to keep in the 3,500.00 price range (mainly so I dont have to sell my other two bikes)
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,553
Posted By 5 speed
KTM 300- history, which years are the good ones?

Yea, I posted this over in the 2 stroke section but no replies so I know you boys also have a 2 smoke leaning the corner, probably running castor oil too -(ah I love the smell of burning castor in...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 354
Posted By 5 speed
Can someone give me info on KTM 300 recent history

Hi there. I recently sold my 08 KTM 530. I miss it. However, I really dont miss the top heavy weight.

So, been wanting a 300. Best bike in the world??? Dont know but would like to find out....
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