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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-25-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By Dr LC8
I am always thinking of buying one. My worry is,...

I am always thinking of buying one. My worry is, when I see it on pictures, is that it seats quite forward on the seat and it touch your back especially while standing and seating while driving off...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,220
Posted By Dr LC8
Got few bits and pieces to fit on the bike....

Got few bits and pieces to fit on the bike. However I didn't have time to do any work on it. I guess I will have to wait until after Christmas.

Nevertheless as part of my collection porpoise I am...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,778
Posted By Dr LC8
Yes it is a Mefo Stone Master...:wink: Nic

Yes it is a Mefo Stone Master...:wink:

Nic
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,757
Posted By Dr LC8
For off road I use excel rims 1.85x21 and...

For off road I use excel rims 1.85x21 and 2.50x18. On this setting I use 140/80. Tried, on 950/990 adv Pirelli MT21, Mefo Stone Master, Michelin Desert (the old one) and Dunlop R908.
On the front I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19,166
Views: 7,891,219
Posted By Dr LC8
Why a was there an old abandoned tank? N

Why a was there an old abandoned tank?

N
Forum: Europe 12-16-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,468
Posted By Dr LC8
Will you have a session for big twins:wink:??? ...

Will you have a session for big twins:wink:???

By the way Timpo where is your 990R??????

Ciao

Nic
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19,166
Views: 7,891,219
Posted By Dr LC8
Same bike...close spot...but moltiplied by 4:lol3...

Same bike...close spot...but moltiplied by 4:lol3

http://s8.postimg.org/ewyfojyyt/IMG_0774.jpg (http://postimage.org/)


Ciao

Nic
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-11-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,696
Posted By Dr LC8
That is a matter of fact. Different suspensions...

That is a matter of fact. Different suspensions as well. So it is a different bike.

Nic
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-11-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By Dr LC8
I bought a 2 in 1 mid pipe piece and fitted my...

I bought a 2 in 1 mid pipe piece and fitted my AKRA no problem. I took the silencer out.

Ciao

Nic
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-10-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,696
Posted By Dr LC8
+1!!:lol3 However I have to say that,...

+1!!:lol3

However I have to say that, unless you ride everyday in different conditions, I find very difficult to ride "well" (I mean...well) so many different bikes.

Three bikes are already...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-10-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19,166
Views: 7,891,219
Posted By Dr LC8
That is a nice picture! Nic

That is a nice picture!

Nic
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,220
Posted By Dr LC8
Yes it is a nice one! Nic

Yes it is a nice one!

Nic
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-04-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,220
Posted By Dr LC8
I double checked the R 2009 R: 265 2010 R:...

I double checked the R

2009 R: 265
2010 R: 265
2011 R: 245
2012 R: ???

Changes with years...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-04-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,220
Posted By Dr LC8
Very interesting. As you can see from the link...

Very interesting.
As you can see from the link above I have different info.
It is either possible that the travel for the R varied according to years or that it was different USA to Europe...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-04-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,220
Posted By Dr LC8
I know sounds strange that the 2005 was dropped...

I know sounds strange that the 2005 was dropped to 245mmm. I checked on the owners book. I have all of them at home. You can check here:
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-04-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,053
Posted By Dr LC8
I love all original KTM designs...and The...

I love all original KTM designs...and The "GO!!!!!!" is one of my favourite one above all!:lol3

Nic
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-04-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,220
Posted By Dr LC8
In actual fact the this are the suspension'...

In actual fact the this are the suspension' travel measures:

2003 S: 265
2004 S: 265
2005 S: 245
2006 S: 265
2007 S: 265
2008 S: 265
2009 R: 265
2010 R: 265
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-04-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,124
Posted By Dr LC8
Maybe but my 990 doesn't...

Maybe but my 990 doesn't...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,494
Posted By Dr LC8
Very good!:clap Nic

Very good!:clap
Nic
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-03-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,220
Posted By Dr LC8
Hi, Conversion for me was just a cheap...

Hi,

Conversion for me was just a cheap opportunity:
My best mate bought a brand new R 2011 and got the dealer to lower it. He gave me all the original R suspension parts for free (cartridge,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-03-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,220
Posted By Dr LC8
Are you basically telling me to leave it as it...

Are you basically telling me to leave it as it is???:deal

Nic:ear
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-03-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Dr LC8
http://s29.postimg.org/ikco3zzkn/Sicilia_11_18_apr...

http://s29.postimg.org/ikco3zzkn/Sicilia_11_18_aprile_2006_046.jpg (http://postimage.org/)


I have used it for a long time and to mer this is the best solution.
Both parts from touratech....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-01-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,053
Posted By Dr LC8
Nice but bloody expensive!!!! Are they any good?...

Nice but bloody expensive!!!! Are they any good? Advantages???

Nic
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-01-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,053
Posted By Dr LC8
Can you give me some info on your the tanks fuel...

Can you give me some info on your the tanks fuel caps?
Where do you buy them and what is the price???

Thanks

Nic
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-30-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,649
Posted By Dr LC8
OMG what a nice bike...do you really have to...

OMG what a nice bike...do you really have to abuse of her:loll:loll?

I'll be waiting to see more...

Nic
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-30-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,053
Posted By Dr LC8
My first "Number 1" Adventure 2004 brand new...

My first "Number 1" Adventure 2004 brand new before:
http://s30.postimg.org/gip1s6afl/Tolfa_05_02_05_009.jpg (http://postimage.org/)
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After:...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-30-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,053
Posted By Dr LC8
Well done for starting this thread. I remember...

Well done for starting this thread. I remember your bike for sale on autotrader.co.uk one or two years back (Scotland?).I was looking at it with interest...

Question for you: How did you fit the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-29-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,201
Posted By Dr LC8
Me few years ago... ...

Me few years ago...

http://s30.postimg.org/bohjmjqxt/168332284_L.jpg (http://postimage.org/)


Nic
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-29-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,201
Posted By Dr LC8
I flooded my 950 ADV and it wasn't a good...

I flooded my 950 ADV and it wasn't a good experience:cry

I had a fall in a deep puddle, the engine sucked muddy water. I had to take the oil tank out to be properly high pressure washed, wash the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-29-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,870
Posted By Dr LC8
Good plan guys! Nic

Good plan guys!

Nic
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,695
Posted By Dr LC8
That looks shocking!

That looks shocking!
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,035
Posted By Dr LC8
Hi DeeGee, I just spotted this thread! :huh...

Hi DeeGee,

I just spotted this thread! :huh
Fantastic, very inspiring:clap It looks like you guys really enjoyed it!
As soon as we can leave our three kids I want to ride there with Lara.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,833
Posted By Dr LC8
I am planing to go back next year. Your pictures...

I am planing to go back next year. Your pictures are very inspiring:clap

Nic
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-24-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,696
Posted By Dr LC8
...I don't know... My 990s is already well...

...I don't know...

My 990s is already well upgraded for off road. Few more mods coming in the way such as single disc, lithium battery and upgraded suspension. Many others already there. Very...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-23-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,696
Posted By Dr LC8
Why buy a 950SE when you have a 990S

Yes...why I should buy a SE to couple to my 990S which has already Excel rims and other few bits to make it lighter and more agile??

How would I use the SE that I am not or I can't with the 990S....
Forum: Europe 11-23-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,963
Posted By Dr LC8
Hi, We always try to match single riders....

Hi,

We always try to match single riders. Don't worry, if you can't find them, we will find your team mates...

Ciao

Nic
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-22-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,409
Posted By Dr LC8
I have always wondered why the official weight of...

I have always wondered why the official weight of the 990 (209kg) is much higher than the 950 (198). Ok the 990 standard has ABS that is 2 kg (990S/R weight 2007), but where are the extra 9 kg coming...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,695
Posted By Dr LC8
Excellent, send us pics! Nic

Excellent, send us pics!

Nic
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,695
Posted By Dr LC8
That is how the couriosity and interest for the...

That is how the couriosity and interest for the XR650L started:

http://s22.postimg.org/vfc0t9nsx/desert_riders_1.jpg (http://postimage.org/)
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,695
Posted By Dr LC8
Chris, I am surprised you want to try one...

Chris,

I am surprised you want to try one of them.:rofl I thought it was clear that you prefered the XR to the 640. :deal You are responsible for one of the best buy of my life (followed by one...
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