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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-12-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,440
Posted By genghis9021
I like mine. It does hit the springs but it's far...

I like mine. It does hit the springs but it's far from a disaster.

For my 15/16 foot it's a godsend.
Forum: Vendors 06-12-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 246,105
Posted By genghis9021
I have two, one never removed from the box, the...

I have two, one never removed from the box, the other used on a BMW boxer just once that will soon be for sale.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-30-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,545
Posted By genghis9021
Yep - I'm using an older FH12 with the Eastern...

Yep - I'm using an older FH12 with the Eastern Beaver kit. Runs cool and provides exactly the voltages under load and RPM desired according to my Fluke VOM.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-30-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,418
Posted By genghis9021
Antigravity 12-cell for the 950/990

Been using one since 2012. A Shorai (6-weeks old) failed in Uzbekistan.

The Antigravity has been in temps over 105 F and under 20 F without any issue.

The Antigravity XP-1 is fantastic as a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4,353
Views: 738,292
Posted By genghis9021
The Hammerhead (www.hdmoto.com...

The Hammerhead (www.hdmoto.com (http://www.hdmoto.com/Shift_Tip_p/st20w.htm)) HDMoto shift tips require drilling out the OEM folding tip and then adding one of theirs. You can modify width in the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-24-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,729
Posted By genghis9021
Not unlike knowing your bike's failure modes is...

Not unlike knowing your bike's failure modes is knowing the Customs "issues' where you'll be. I had a strange failure that led to a part coming from North America (it was the ONLY one) and a backup...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-24-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,729
Posted By genghis9021
Hmnn. Cross the Pamirs and spend 9 days straight...

Hmnn. Cross the Pamirs and spend 9 days straight above 9000' in pretty low temps and tell me heated bits are luxuries. They're risk mitigation. Risk (mathematically) integrates. Limiting the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-24-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,729
Posted By genghis9021
Not sure about the oil lines but replacing the...

Not sure about the oil lines but replacing the coolant lines on an older, higher-milage (or higher hour) bike seems very prudent.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 4,353
Views: 738,292
Posted By genghis9021
The 610/630s have a YTX14-BS. I put a AG801...

The 610/630s have a YTX14-BS.

I put a AG801 in mine, the same battery which is starting my KTM 950 in conditions from below freezing to over 100 degrees in Asia. It's a bit smaller physically than...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-21-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,729
Posted By genghis9021
Less is more. "Always take the smallest backpack...

Less is more. "Always take the smallest backpack you can. Cause whatever size it is - you'll fill it."

They're big bikes but even on them the weight is noticeable. Plus . . . I was practicing for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-21-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,729
Posted By genghis9021
There are others . . . but not without the spare...

There are others . . . but not without the spare front tire. The blue duffle (Seattle Sports) on the back is about 1/3 full. That's a KTM front hub strapped on. You can see the Voile straps . . ....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-21-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,729
Posted By genghis9021
Where would this be ? I've trekked for many, many...

Where would this be ? I've trekked for many, many years in Nepal and virtually everything west of the Arun Valley.

Above 16,000' on the KG/TJ border I had no issues and, in fact, never adjusted...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-21-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,729
Posted By genghis9021
950, in no particular order Fuel Pump - Dr...

950, in no particular order

Fuel Pump - Dr Bean or Facet
EXTRA Radiator cap - they go bad and cause BIG downstream problems
Scotts Damper & BRP triple
Wider/Taller Bars (Renthal RC High)...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-21-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,747
Posted By genghis9021
Mitas E-09

I've gotten 15,000 miles out of a K60 rear on a KTM 950 riding from Frankfurt into Siberia via the 'Stans and Mongolia. It was still an 1/8" from the wear bar when I replace it with a Mitas E-09....
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 261,601
Posted By genghis9021
Well done, and then some !

Fantastic writing, photos and excellent job on the BAM solo.

The water levels were MUCH lower when you rode it just a few weeks after Kim, Noah and I. As you say, the weather makes the challenges...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 4,353
Views: 738,292
Posted By genghis9021
I like the idea of the Kush . . . seems like it...

I like the idea of the Kush . . . seems like it cannot hurt on the road . . . but the way it wears out given dirt/water exposure . . . not appealing for the dual sporter who spends most of the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-23-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,024
Posted By genghis9021
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-22-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,082
Posted By genghis9021
Only prime is 'prime'

Agreed on the post comment content, entirely.

However, only 17, in the numbers listed is prime. The memory of Paul Erdős thanks you. :) ('When people die "they go away". When they stop doing...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-21-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,163
Posted By genghis9021
Motion Pro bead breaker levers

Um, what he said.

I've used them less than 10 times but . . . my GOD they work well. Everyone who's watched me use them has expressed near awe at their efficiency.

Nobody blinked when I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-19-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By genghis9021
Thanks for the comments . . . I don't think...

Thanks for the comments . . . I don't think there's anything wrong but just wanted to try to get some additional feedback.

Yeah - the bike saw alot of varied riding this past summer - warm to cool...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-18-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By genghis9021
RC8 switch

This (http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-950-990-690-rc8-thermostat-switch) one sold at KTM Twins.

Kurt
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By genghis9021
Rad fans running continously

. . . or nearly so. In any circumstance other than moving faster than 35 MPH with light engine loading.

The bike has 60,000km. At about 35,000km the radiator cap failed in the 'Stans and I had no...
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 127,951
Posted By genghis9021
VERY high praise, indeed, coming from Sambor

+100

The best RR from a truly amazing area. That Fuji is capable of amazing photos but it still comes down to the guy behind the camera.

Fantastic.
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 59,626
Posted By genghis9021
RockyMountainATV coupon

Thanks Cykel !
Forum: Vendors 10-08-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 246,105
Posted By genghis9021
It's easy to mistake updating for upgrading . . .

The Harmonizer is an upgrade, of the first order. I have one and gave two as gifts to cranky old Beemer riders who just love it.

OzMoses . . . that's a funny signature . . . Internet connectivity...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 59,626
Posted By genghis9021
$510 in parts and tools . . . no tires, in cart.

$510 in parts and tools . . . no tires, in cart.
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 59,626
Posted By genghis9021
Looking for RockyMountainATV coupon

Will return my received code immediately.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-02-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By genghis9021
What he said. Ken's put together a great kit.

What he said. Ken's put together a great kit.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-02-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 49,439
Posted By genghis9021
Target acquired. Fire. :) Right on.

Target acquired. Fire. :)

Right on.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,227
Posted By genghis9021
+1 It's annoying that the 19" TKC has so...

+1

It's annoying that the 19" TKC has so much stiffer a sidewall than the 21".

I love the K60 rear but on front . . . Karoo2 with Tubliss until I put a Karoo3 on. 10,000miles on K60, 6500 on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,001
Posted By genghis9021
+1 I was told it was damned near impossible...

+1

I was told it was damned near impossible to wear a tank through on a slide. I went for a nice 35mph slide on VERY rough tarmac - ugly but covered up with a new plastic tank lower cover.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,237
Posted By genghis9021
Love the K60 but . . .

I have Woody's (2.5" rear rim) and the squaring off hasn't been pronounced.

20,000km out of a rear - 140/80.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2013, 02:06 AM
Replies: 4,353
Views: 738,292
Posted By genghis9021
+1 on general points and attitude. The KTM...

+1 on general points and attitude.

The KTM is amazing. Better HP, mileage and . . . better suspension components. BUT - the steering lock ? You gotta be kidding me. Not exactly a Ducati but . . ....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-19-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,502
Posted By genghis9021
2006 to 'S'

James @ Superplush did mine several years ago. With the Renazco rally seat with even extra height . . . 40" from the top of the saddle to the ground.

Rides great on dirt and street . . . extremely...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-19-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By genghis9021
2010 990 smr

Any quibbles with these ?

Did the FI get "better enough" or will a bit of experimenting with TuneECU and diligence be enough than a newer model ? (My 950 ADV has the Head2Wind jet kit, Unifilter...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-19-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,525
Posted By genghis9021
Renazco

Have one on all my bikes and even the EXC I sold.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-14-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,130
Posted By genghis9021
Hilarious thread !

Tons of belly laughs !

I dropped mine twice on a long ride (12,000 miles). Once, near a 15,000' pass while I tried to get on it by pushing my leg over the 40" seat height (S model with extra high...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-14-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,299
Posted By genghis9021
On the older (950s) you can simply disconnect a...

On the older (950s) you can simply disconnect a wire to run low-octane fuel. It retards the spark. I ran 80-octane poured from buckets for 7 weeks without a hitch.

Isn't there a similar connection...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-14-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,579
Posted By genghis9021
Being handy is handy, but not an imperative

This is a downer for some and understandably so. They are NOT difficult to work on but until you make the oil change easy (so you don't have to remove a tank), sort out the carb jetting (if you have...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-14-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,579
Posted By genghis9021
Oil puddle - bah !

Even the Chinese scooters did not have leaks under them.



+1

I left my bike with an (oops) excessively oil Uni prefilter on my ADV 950 and it left a little puddle and showed oil smoke on...
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