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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-30-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12,438
Views: 1,628,076
Posted By skier
Cl

I had one of those when nearly new and liked it quite a lot. I've been watching them lately, and this seems to be close to market for its condition
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-23-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,003
Posted By skier
Talking Dolores or Mancos are both moderately snow-free...

Dolores or Mancos are both moderately snow-free and reasonably priced, but as someone else said, it will still cool down. It was high 60's in Durango today, but it will be in the 20's tonight and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-21-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By skier
Pass updates

Yeah, Cinnamon is closed now. Snow on all the San Juan passes

http://silvertoncolorado.com/backcountry-updates/
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-20-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By skier
snow

all the passes in the San Juans have snow. A few jeeps are still traversing some of them, but they wouldn't be much fun on a bike.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-15-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,459
Posted By skier
Question Weight

I think it comes down to rider weight. I've been working with Europeans for 40 years in the sports business, and in general, the most active Euro adventurers weigh about 65-70kg(140-150lbs). This...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-03-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By skier
October

If its dry there's no problem, there would be some local hunter traffic below treeline. If its not dry, well, I've hiked parts of it in knee-deep snow before the 15th. Your temp assumptions are...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-27-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By skier
Corkscrew

Yes, unless there has been a recent rain (2009?) or a lot of recent jeep traffic, Corkscrew is a good ride on a 990. I'm old and stiff, but I've ridden it for the last 5 years on my 990. I ski up...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-22-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By skier
Passes

Cinnamon is open from Silverton to Lake City, Ophir is open, Corkscrew is open, Engineer is open to the top but not over to Lake City.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-17-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 42,641
Posted By skier
Spring

It snowed in Moab last night, but its supposed to be 70 by Sunday, we're headed over tomorrow to bicycle the White Rim for the 18th time. We have about a foot of freshies at 11,000', but it came in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-01-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,492
Posted By skier
Versatility

I have about 28k miles on my 990, short commutes, local jeep roads, desert trips and one cross-country trip to Maine. If you get the seating right for you, it would seem to fit your needs. I'm a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,153
Posted By skier
Miles

I have 28,000 miles on my 07. No major issues, just tires, gas, oil, tires and one battery change
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-12-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By skier
sept

a fine time to ride the passes. My favorite month for it as the weather is agreeable and there are not so many jeepers and 4-wheelers around.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-09-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,295
Posted By skier
lifestyle

I've done it most of my life. I'm in the sports business, so no surprise, but most residents work more than one job until they're established to break into it. Cost of living is always higher, food...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-06-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,604
Posted By skier
Where did this happen? I saw you heading N out...

Where did this happen? I saw you heading N out of Silverton early Sunday afternoon, I was on the black 990 headed S through town. My phone is nine 7 oh, 7 nine 9, four zero zero four if anyone...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-06-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,474
Posted By skier
Black Bear

Used to jog up BB when I worked in T-Ride in the 70's. Could never figure out why anyone wanted to drive it when so many other local routes are more enjoyable. Bragging rights go to several locals...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-06-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By skier
Laugh clear lake

Clear Lake gets lots of day traffic, but very few campers. We camped up there about 4 weeks ago and only one other tent spent the night. The flowers are great this year, an unusual combination of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-06-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,604
Posted By skier
what's needed?

sorry I missed this post initially. I have a house in Durango and one in Silverton, my daughters a nurse here. I've been busy selling a house and business, so I only spent one day in Silverton this...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-01-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,839
Posted By skier
Fire Ban

The fire ban in the San Juan National Forest (Durango-Silverton) was lifted today.
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,793
Posted By skier
glue

Seam Seal or Shoegoo are perfect for this purpose. They've been used on welted leather mountaineering boots for years.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-23-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,948
Posted By skier
camping

La Plata canyon is my backyard, and it is extremely crowded on weekends. Weekday camping there is ok. Lots of less-travelled camping to the East, West and North of the canyon with more room to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-01-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By skier
shop

I've had good luck with the Fun Center in Durango. They sell a few twins every year and service probably a dozen or so in the area.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By skier
How

Take a look at the threads the the Halls of Wisdom

http://www.ktm950.info/how/Tools/tools_tr.html
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,640
Posted By skier
Mefos in the San Juans

I'm running the Mefo Explorer's front and rear and like them so far. I've had 2 sets of Scorps and 2 sets of 908/606 and think the Mefos are a good compromise between those. Good wear so far. No...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-17-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,858
Posted By skier
100,000 !!

Congratulations and thanks for the great trip report.:D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-19-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By skier
It works on my 07 990.

It works on my 07 990.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,165
Posted By skier
Yes, the radiator cap may need replacement. I...

Yes, the radiator cap may need replacement. I just did mine at 21K miles and no more coolant loss.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-11-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,189
Posted By skier
Passes

A friend skied Velocity last week (Wed 10/6 http://www.silvertonmountain.com/uploads/images/photo_4cad56a48cb11.jpg) so there's a little accumulation up high. I haven't heard of anyone crossing the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-21-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By skier
Colors around Silverton, Ouray and Lake City are...

Colors around Silverton, Ouray and Lake City are near peak. Lower elevations are about a week away.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-10-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,771
Posted By skier
Have any of you tried bypassing the ignition...

Have any of you tried bypassing the ignition switch and the clutch cutout? Just wondering if the loose or bad diode possibility has been eliminated.

21,000m on an 07 A with no problems like this,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-08-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,243
Posted By skier
Last Fall I rode my 07 990 from Durango to your...

Last Fall I rode my 07 990 from Durango to your part of the world and had a great time on the small twisties around the lakes and over the mountains into S. Maine and up to N. Vermont. Super...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-07-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,487
Posted By skier
The county attorney over there used to be the...

The county attorney over there used to be the county DA in La Plata (Durango), so I regularly flaunt such signage just so he can frown at me. I rode by and parked up on Columbia Street near the park.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-26-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,463
Posted By skier
I'm running the Mefo rear and D606 front,...

I'm running the Mefo rear and D606 front, previously the 908RR rear and D606 front. I keep them at 30 for the trail and up to 36 or so on pavement. I think the combination of 25 psi and a 908 front...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-24-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,131
Posted By skier
unusual

I must have an unusual model. 07 990, bought new, I've enjoyed 21,000 miles. One trip to the East Coast, otherwise, all riding from 6600' to 12,500'. G3 throttle cam (400), Leo Vince cans, stock...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-19-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,137
Posted By skier
beaver

file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/keith/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.pngBeaver Liquors t-shirts, corkscrews, etc are available at Beaver Liquors in Avon (Beaver Creek) Colorado. Never did see them in Beaver,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-16-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By skier
Make the jumper as shown then just push each lead...

Make the jumper as shown then just push each lead in next to the top half of the corresponding fuse. You'll still need to thumb the starter to start, you've just "turned the key on" with the jumper
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-12-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By skier
They take their HP figures from the rear wheel,...

They take their HP figures from the rear wheel, so that's about 15% less than if measured at the crank like the manufacturer (110)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-09-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,638
Posted By skier
They definitely like elevation. I rode the...

They definitely like elevation. I rode the Durango-Dolores-Rico-Telluride-Ridgeway-Silverton loop a week ago in some scattered showers and got 46 mpg without ever using 6th gear.
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 165,561
Posted By skier
In an average year, we're skiing off the Western...

In an average year, we're skiing off the Western Slope passes on Halloween. Halloween is traditionally the opening day of Wolf Creek Pass ski area. Last year, you could have ridden any SW pass into...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-30-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,064
Posted By skier
It is exactly 15%, which as stated earlier, is...

It is exactly 15%, which as stated earlier, is typical for chain-drive bikes. Check out the difference on shaft-driven bikes or especially on cars and trucks.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-16-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,645
Posted By skier
It certainly is one of my favs to base from DRO. ...

It certainly is one of my favs to base from DRO. To base from Cortez or Silverton there are certainly many other options. I would not try it again 2-up unless your GF is very understanding. Don't...
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