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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-24-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,424
Posted By mcstark
Jeez Chuck...you almost sound like a GS guy. ...

Jeez Chuck...you almost sound like a GS guy. :evil
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,660
Posted By mcstark
I'll jump on the dogpile! :dhorse My 950...

I'll jump on the dogpile! :dhorse

My 950 really comes into its own at 6k. My first trip to redline in second or third was like "Holy SH!T this thing rips!"

Your looked at a couple dogs. Keep...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By mcstark
That's what I do. Wife still won't ride with...

That's what I do. Wife still won't ride with me...:muutt But that's her problems. The kids like to practice, and may get a shot this year.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By mcstark
Left hand on pilot's shoulder and left foot on...

Left hand on pilot's shoulder and left foot on peg. Lean forward a bit and lift yourself on to bike with left leg.

Easy peasy.

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,424
Posted By mcstark
You should sell it and get a 950. Sent from...

You should sell it and get a 950.

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Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-21-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,806
Posted By mcstark
I just found this thread and am really glad I...

I just found this thread and am really glad I did!

My 550 has served me well for over 6 years, but the bottoms have started to fall off and my eBay replacement screen is not as bright as the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-20-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 16,483
Posted By mcstark
Wow...almost a month has gone by. Just two...

Wow...almost a month has gone by.

Just two updates:

I finally did swap out all my brake pads to Carbone Lorraine. The fronts now have quite a bit more bite. The factory pads were glazed and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-19-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12,007
Views: 2,636,539
Posted By mcstark
Popped the dirt cherry!

I hit some state forest dirt roads around western New York. This was my first time taking the 950 soft roading. I took the same route I pioneered last year with my 1150GS.

I will say this: the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-05-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,369
Posted By mcstark
Replace the fluid and see if they feel spongy. ...

Replace the fluid and see if they feel spongy.

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-05-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,369
Posted By mcstark
The manual says you can use DOT 4, but it should...

The manual says you can use DOT 4, but it should be replaced ASAP. It probably has to do with the boiling point.
Check this out for some good info:...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-05-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By mcstark
Check if you have a MotoBatt dealer near you. ...

Check if you have a MotoBatt dealer near you. The MBTX9U is the proper replacement.



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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-03-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 141,080
Posted By mcstark
http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt46/markcstark...

http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt46/markcstark/Forum%20Pics/KTM/IMG_20150329_173208_354_zps7afllgcn.jpg...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-03-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By mcstark
The Galfer replacement part is FK003D450CL. I...

The Galfer replacement part is FK003D450CL. I couldn't find anything online, so maybe give them a call to see if they have the spec.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-01-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By mcstark
My rear works well, except for the f'n squeal. ...

My rear works well, except for the f'n squeal. I'm swapping it to a Carbone Lorraine 2353RX3. I used them on the rear of my GS. Beemer Boneyard sells them. Great service and a 10% discount when...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-29-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 16,483
Posted By mcstark
Hey DS...I didn't pull the filter. I pulled the...

Hey DS...I didn't pull the filter. I pulled the clutch cover and oil screen today and both looked fine. No oil contamination. Now that I've listened to it more, it sounds like the cam chain in the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-29-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 16,483
Posted By mcstark
Input needed.

So here are the symptoms - related or not:

Gray sludgy deposit in bottom of coolant overflow tank
No loss in coolant level
The bike doesn't overheat
Loud clattering sound from the bottom of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-28-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 16,483
Posted By mcstark
Déjà vu all over again

So today I started with a couple projects: fork bleeder valves, airbox sidecover seals, and factory tank protectors.

Everything went pretty well until the tank protectors. Mine must have swelled...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19,555
Views: 8,228,879
Posted By mcstark
You definitely don't have a vitamin C deficiency....

You definitely don't have a vitamin C deficiency. Nice stable! :evil
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-12-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12,007
Views: 2,636,539
Posted By mcstark
I must add a waterjet machine to my Christmas...

I must add a waterjet machine to my Christmas list for this year. :evil
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-10-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By mcstark
What worked for me on the ball bearings was to...

What worked for me on the ball bearings was to put a little axle grease in the holes where the balls fit. I would then lightly hold the balls in place with a needle nose pliers. Now the tricky...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-09-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,357
Views: 263,433
Posted By mcstark
It finally hit 40 here this weekend, so I went...

It finally hit 40 here this weekend, so I went out for a quick spin to test out the new MIVV exhaust and the wife shot this flyby.
...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By mcstark
When I started "adventure riding" I wanted to...

When I started "adventure riding" I wanted to complete and ICE form to keep in my jacket, or attached to the outside of my left sleeve. I've had surgeries but I'm not a blood donor, so I asked my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-07-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12,007
Views: 2,636,539
Posted By mcstark
Any write up or further info on this? I have an...

Any write up or further info on this? I have an Oberon slave, but I don't know the age of it. Alternate solutions are always helpful.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-07-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,161
Posted By mcstark
All the TSB's are useful except for the fuel tank...

All the TSB's are useful except for the fuel tank crossover. If it wasn't done, don't do it. It's more hassle than it's worth. The canisterectomy and flapendectomy from the HOW will cure the tank...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-02-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,292
Posted By mcstark
Jebus...glad it wasn't worse. I didn't see any...

Jebus...glad it wasn't worse. I didn't see any oil or gravel. Any thoughts on what made the back break loose?

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-28-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,379
Posted By mcstark
Well Chuck, your bike got a little closer to me. ...

Well Chuck, your bike got a little closer to me. :D

I'll make sure to ride wheelies around Lowville when I get up there.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-23-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By mcstark
Well done! :freaky Finding it missing would...

Well done! :freaky

Finding it missing would really put a damper on your day.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-22-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By mcstark
Touratech makes a nice two bottle holder. Not...

Touratech makes a nice two bottle holder. Not sure how it mates up to the Gobi cases, but it works nice on their stuff.

NKL - I would drill a hole in your mount and create a leash with a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-20-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,379
Posted By mcstark
He'll be back after he sees my bike. LOL!!! ...

He'll be back after he sees my bike. LOL!!!

Thanks for all the input Chuck! If I do an Adirondack shake down run, I'll drop you a line.

Ride on! :ricky
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-17-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,398
Posted By mcstark
I ran E07's on my 1150GS the last year I owned...

I ran E07's on my 1150GS the last year I owned it. Decent tire with good road manners and hooked up good in the dirt. I would be concerned about any tire on a heavy GS on the Dalton in the wet, so...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,019
Posted By mcstark
The Valparaiso is nice. I don't believe in 100%...

The Valparaiso is nice. I don't believe in 100% waterproof so I carry Frogg Toggs.
I was in a 15 min frog chocker in October and I was pretty dry.

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-06-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By mcstark
They come with the Factory Pro jet kit. Anyone...

They come with the Factory Pro jet kit. Anyone have one laying around? I did a bunch of searches and came up empty.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-06-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By mcstark
Vegas is correct. I moved my right mirror off...

Vegas is correct. I moved my right mirror off the master cylinder and used an M10 x 1.25 RAM ball in it's place. I figure I can mount my Contour there.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-04-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,537
Posted By mcstark
:baldy: :stupid:

:baldy:




:stupid:
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-04-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,612
Posted By mcstark
Meh. I read it. It's an interesting...

Meh. I read it. It's an interesting conversation piece, and definitely addresses the biggest shortcoming of the KLR. But I wouldn't say I'd rather have a modded KLR than a KTM. Just not gonna...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-04-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,129
Posted By mcstark
35k. I didn't even look at them when I pulled...

35k. I didn't even look at them when I pulled the stock cans. I knew I had new ones on hand and used them.

I'm sure the old ones were fine, but with my luck if I planned to re-use them they...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,129
Posted By mcstark
I bought new ones for the install of my new cans....

I bought new ones for the install of my new cans. I was ordered other parts and figured what the hell. If I didn't buy new ones the old one would have disintegrated upon removal.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 12,007
Views: 2,636,539
Posted By mcstark
Rocky Mountains? :ear If so, I'll be...

Rocky Mountains? :ear

If so, I'll be interested in your experience with them. They're on my short list for soft bags when the time comes.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,190
Posted By mcstark
I've heard of that one, but I'm a tinkerer at...

I've heard of that one, but I'm a tinkerer at heart. My original aluminum pushrod looked pretty pristine, but a critical wear item is not the place to save weight. The new steel one went in and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,190
Posted By mcstark
You get this guy sorted yet? Sent from the...

You get this guy sorted yet?

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