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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By armourbl
I was really disappointed with the camping...

I was really disappointed with the camping arrangements in Taos, although it seemed like options were not great no matter what. I was really surprised how few attendees camped -- it is an adventure...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 683
Posted By armourbl
right or wrong I've always just used some 1500...

right or wrong I've always just used some 1500 grit sand paper and wet sanded with fork oil when I had a rough spot on the tube. Don't have to go crazy or anything.

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,773
Posted By armourbl
Personally I'd really like the battery to be...

Personally I'd really like the battery to be moved under the seat. I'm surprised this isn't a more popular mod in the history of the 950/990.

If you could detail your install and the parts at some...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By armourbl
I think nothing will fit without some finesse....

I think nothing will fit without some finesse. They won't slip in as easily as with a real mx helmet.

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,207
Posted By armourbl
So many cool parts, so little money... ...

So many cool parts, so little money...

Subscribed to see the final result and report from the customer number 1.

ben
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 201,276
Posted By armourbl
Just saying, they might not make these as it...

Just saying, they might not make these as it would probably defeat the purpose of some of the work they've done and may impact potential sales of the current offerings. I'm guessing there isn't much...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 821
Posted By armourbl
Pics? More info...? ben

Pics? More info...?

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 24,455
Posted By armourbl
I've always wondered why KTM used the rear brake...

I've always wondered why KTM used the rear brake master cylinder that they do on this bike. Maybe because it will see street time? Seems too big and vulnerable to me. But then look at the 690 and you...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,892
Posted By armourbl
Another vote for the Klim Badlands Pro. I can use...

Another vote for the Klim Badlands Pro. I can use it year round with a little bit of layering in the cold and a light shirt with LD Comfort sleeves in the summer.

I've even ridden with it on,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11,476
Views: 2,455,310
Posted By armourbl
Personally, I like it a lot. Keep up the good...

Personally, I like it a lot. Keep up the good work and keep posting.

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-15-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By armourbl
On the Baja, the switch controls the AUX lights....

On the Baja, the switch controls the AUX lights. Off, On when High Beam is on, and On.

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-09-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 39,964
Posted By armourbl
Nevermind. You didn't see a thing... ben

Nevermind. You didn't see a thing...

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,326
Posted By armourbl
Well, I'm looking to raise mine to R height, so...

Well, I'm looking to raise mine to R height, so let me know when you are ready to sell.

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19,262
Views: 7,979,004
Posted By armourbl
How can anyone love sand on the 990? I hate it....

How can anyone love sand on the 990? I hate it. Now, on my 450 I love it just fine....

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,326
Posted By armourbl
Would be best to have a suspension shop put in a...

Would be best to have a suspension shop put in a new spacer to limit the travel on the rear shock. Should cost much more than what it would cost to service the shock in the first place.

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,326
Posted By armourbl
I'm pretty sure you'll need a longer line. Just...

I'm pretty sure you'll need a longer line. Just playing with mine and handle bars, high fender, etc. there isn't much room to play there.

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-06-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,231
Posted By armourbl
If I were buying new wheels, I'd want a narrower...

If I were buying new wheels, I'd want a narrower rear. The stock on my 990 is just too wide in my opinion. SE wide would be better.

Would love an option to simply replace the rim with my current...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 228,352
Posted By armourbl
Look in just about any small bike thread and...

Look in just about any small bike thread and you'll find Navin in there with an opinion. Sometimes there is good thought process/dialogue, but you can't reach 7,000 posts in so few years always...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-05-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3,057
Views: 504,880
Posted By armourbl
Surfdog, If you decide to try and go on the...

Surfdog,

If you decide to try and go on the cheap and find one online, just be careful to order the correct cables. I when that route and messed up the first time.

ben
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 228,352
Posted By armourbl
We looked at the 250 and 300 options because we...

We looked at the 250 and 300 options because we felt they might be the only option for my wife due to weight, reach to the ground, etc. We waited patiently to find the right bike. When the FZ07 came...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 228,352
Posted By armourbl
It won't be a pebble that hurts the oil filter....

It won't be a pebble that hurts the oil filter. Those things are pretty tough. I'd be more worried about crunching it on a rock in technical stuff, same for the rest of the bottom of the bike. Also...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 228,352
Posted By armourbl
Are you seriously complaining? My wife is 5' 2'...

Are you seriously complaining? My wife is 5' 2' and 110 pounds soaking wet. She has no issues getting this bike off the side stand.

How many sport bikes have you owned that didn't have the air...
Forum: Vendors 01-01-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,506
Posted By armourbl
Only way I'm trying this is if you make them in...

Only way I'm trying this is if you make them in 19". How will you judge the demand for this?

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,349
Posted By armourbl
Tell me more about he Mefo. I'm using the Super...

Tell me more about he Mefo. I'm using the Super Explorer, but no time on it yet to really judge it well. Had a 908 before that and while it didn't let me down, it did leave me wanting more.

Was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,374
Posted By armourbl
Here is mine. Not a lot of time yet running trips...

Here is mine. Not a lot of time yet running trips on the bike, but I was pretty happy with the setup. Just a large dry bag on the rear and my tank bag up front. Carried 3 liters of water on my back...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,530
Posted By armourbl
Yep, best way to stay warm. I use an REI version...

Yep, best way to stay warm. I use an REI version under my Badlands. It was cheaper and works just as well. I opted for the synthetic insulation rather than real down feathers because it is machine...
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,164
Posted By armourbl
Do they make them for a 19" rear rim? ...

Do they make them for a 19" rear rim?

ben
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 2,750,515
Posted By armourbl
Looks like a hoarder on wheels to me. ben

Looks like a hoarder on wheels to me.

ben
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 228,352
Posted By armourbl
Any more details on this, like pics installed....

Any more details on this, like pics installed. Looks like not much of anything for the price.

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-27-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By armourbl
I don't know, but you've got me real scared about...

I don't know, but you've got me real scared about messing with my own.

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-26-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11,476
Views: 2,455,310
Posted By armourbl
New shoes for the big girl. Mefo Super Explorer...

New shoes for the big girl. Mefo Super Explorer on the rear, Mich T63 on the front. Also put on a 45 tooth Ironman Sprocket.

Boy does she feel good like this...

ben
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 228,352
Posted By armourbl
The bike actually looked pretty good after the...

The bike actually looked pretty good after the crash. I was expecting worse.

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-25-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 24,455
Posted By armourbl
Man that fork looked nasty. Never seen one that...

Man that fork looked nasty. Never seen one that bad before.

Love the spring compressor. Nice job on that. Maybe you could give a parts list or breakdown so others can make one as well?

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-23-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,195
Posted By armourbl
I'll be the voice of reason. Yes, it can be done,...

I'll be the voice of reason. Yes, it can be done, but this is far from a dirt bike. I find that I simply need to execute very good technique unique to this bike and it will behave off road.
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 228,352
Posted By armourbl
Cheese and Crackers... Can we just get back on...

Cheese and Crackers... Can we just get back on topic? If you don't like the bike, don't buy it. Clearly you are a very small minority who is just more willing to voice his opinion. Did you really...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,669
Posted By armourbl
To me those cuts didn't warrant getting a new...

To me those cuts didn't warrant getting a new tire. I haven't used my new tool yet, but I think you probably were just putting too much leverage on the tire as suggested.

ben
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-21-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 24,295
Posted By armourbl
Clearly you are very talented working with metal,...

Clearly you are very talented working with metal, but isn't all this going to add up to a lot of weight?

ben
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 228,352
Posted By armourbl
There may be some corners cut on this bike here...

There may be some corners cut on this bike here and there, but they are no where near what the alternative bikes that I feel it competes with have done.

I like the frame covers personally. If they...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-20-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 29,956
Posted By armourbl
Yep. All true. Not a hard job. They will slide...

Yep. All true. Not a hard job. They will slide down from the top of the fork tube. Just remove one fork at a time and slip them on. Easy peezy. Can't say I've ever heard of anyone needing to replace...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-19-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 29,956
Posted By armourbl
FORK PROTECTION RING | 08 (48600698) ...

FORK PROTECTION RING | 08 (48600698)

http://www.motosport.com/dirtbike/oem-parts/ktm/2014/500exc/front-fork%2c-disassembled/fork-protection-ring-%7c-08/48600698

Item number 13
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