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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-03-2006, 10:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,590
Posted By KTMax
Thanks Blue. This 'push the bike down, body up'...

Thanks Blue. This 'push the bike down, body up' cornering isn't very photogenic (and I'm not either) but the bike was pretty far over. But that huge block of concrete wasn't to appealing to zip close...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-03-2006, 01:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,590
Posted By KTMax
You can get to pretty decent lean angles on the...

You can get to pretty decent lean angles on the narrow stock tires. This is with a Metzeler Tourance front and the stock Scorp. back. The bike is a high 03 S model. Makes quite a difference in ground...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-20-2006, 03:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,364
Posted By KTMax
Here's a picture. The top pic is not my bike but...

Here's a picture. The top pic is not my bike but it's exactly the same. Only mine doesn't have those chickenstripes! :lol3

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v734/KTMax/SDAkras.jpg

This is the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-19-2006, 11:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,364
Posted By KTMax
Thanks for the nice replies guys... Really...

Thanks for the nice replies guys... Really appreciated!! :beer

I'll keep hanging around here (lurking) for sure. No pics yet but I'll post them soon!

Why the SDuke and not he SM? Couple of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-18-2006, 12:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,364
Posted By KTMax
Goodbye guys!

It's time for me to move on. After some 3 years riding a 950 ADV I bought a 990 SuperDuke!

The ADV is a truly superb motorcycle. One of the very best I've owned. And I've had a few. IMO it's the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-03-2006, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By KTMax
Why cripple such a beautiful engine with such a...

Why cripple such a beautiful engine with such a clumsy chassis?...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-21-2006, 11:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,246
Posted By KTMax
What is wrong with stock rotors?...

What is wrong with stock rotors?...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-18-2006, 01:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By KTMax
Tourance and Anakee are getting long in the tooth...

Tourance and Anakee are getting long in the tooth anyhow and have been passed by newer tires.

I've got Dunlop D607's on and they are Superb. They were the clear winner in a big DS tire test done...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-03-2006, 11:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By KTMax
There's an easy way that doesn't damage the...

There's an easy way that doesn't damage the inserts.

Take a wheel spoke or something like that with a small hook bend at one side. Hook this up at the end of the insert inside the can. Grip the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-30-2006, 02:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,041
Posted By KTMax
Yes, your right. A bit of sand once but that's...

Yes, your right. A bit of sand once but that's it. My limited off road skills don't give much pleasure in trying to navigate this 15K euro whale through sand & mud.

Unfortunately we have almost...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2006, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 879
Posted By KTMax
Very 205. But still very good too. :wink:

Very 205. But still very good too. :wink:
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2006, 10:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,041
Posted By KTMax
That captures it very well! :thumb In a day...

That captures it very well! :thumb

In a day or two you'll be leaning the bike over further and further and find out that she doesn't even blink an eye. Awesome! :wink:

On 03 and 04 bikes you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-28-2006, 10:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,041
Posted By KTMax
Interesting discussion about the Scorpions....

Interesting discussion about the Scorpions. Especially as the MT version doesn't exist for the ADV... :lol3

The stock Scorpion ATs are fine and perform better than the vast majority of ADV owners...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-04-2006, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By KTMax
Clever thinking Eddie! :thumb

Clever thinking Eddie! :thumb
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2006, 12:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By KTMax
Absolutely. And keepting the 18' rear is missing...

Absolutely. And keepting the 18' rear is missing the point 'cos there are virtually no alternative tires available in 150/70/18.

The above goes for 21/17' too but the other way around.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-25-2006, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,252
Posted By KTMax
A conversion to 19/17" wheels is very different...

A conversion to 19/17" wheels is very different than 17/17". A 19/17" conversion is a drop in & go exercise that works brilliantly. A 17/17" combo basically f..ks up the entire geometry, weight...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-24-2006, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Posted By KTMax
For normal cruising I agree but if you push a...

For normal cruising I agree but if you push a GS/boxer a bit it gets very vibey and rough IMO. But hey, we're talking big twins here. They all vibe one way(s) or the other. Smoothest twins out there...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-24-2006, 03:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,173
Posted By KTMax
I'd like to have some more details too. I can't...

I'd like to have some more details too. I can't find any TB or SB even remotely like it. Weird... :huh
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-20-2006, 01:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,173
Posted By KTMax
That's the one.

That's the one.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-20-2006, 02:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,173
Posted By KTMax
There is a TB dated feb 17 about high oil usage...

There is a TB dated feb 17 about high oil usage (>0,5/1000KM) and low oil pressure indicated by a (frequently) flickering oil-light at (the right) idle on 03 & 04 models.

One of the items in this...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-20-2006, 12:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,194
Posted By KTMax
Yes, definately... :nod We do agree...

Yes, definately... :nod

We do agree sometimes K... :wink:
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-17-2006, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By KTMax
Seems like the knob is slipping over the axle it...

Seems like the knob is slipping over the axle it sits on. I'd check that first. I should stop.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-16-2006, 02:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,977
Posted By KTMax
BTW, I would have a 'chat' with the people from...

BTW, I would have a 'chat' with the people from that carwash too. They must carry a chemical weapon permit for that stuff. This is insane. Never heard something like it before. If it does this to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-16-2006, 02:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,977
Posted By KTMax
Geeezzz!!!... That must have been some engine...

Geeezzz!!!... That must have been some engine degreaser! :huh

Man I would be furious. Huge bummer. A more expensive but beautiful solution can be to get the forklegs re-annodised, possibly in a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2006, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,200
Posted By KTMax
There is a bit of a challenge there. The side...

There is a bit of a challenge there. The side stand still works but the bike is just a bit too much straight up for my taste. A little sloping surface and you can't (or dare) use it. I've ordered a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2006, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,200
Posted By KTMax
Duh?... :huh Mine took 2 weeks. Excel sells...

Duh?... :huh

Mine took 2 weeks. Excel sells a lot more rims in the UK than in tiny NL. Maybe he wants to sell his rims on stock first...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2006, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,200
Posted By KTMax
Nope. Not true. I have a 2.5x19" Excel...

Nope. Not true.

I have a 2.5x19" Excel front. It comes blind and gets drilled by the wheelbuilder in the right angle. No bend spokes. There is only one small 7mm hole for a rim lock easily closed...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2006, 05:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,802
Posted By KTMax
Second that. I've got an early 03 S 'problem...

Second that.

I've got an early 03 S 'problem child'. 15K on the dail and no probs. My mates' 04 has 25K under its belt. No probs either. So I guess we're 'lucky' too...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-07-2006, 11:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,573
Posted By KTMax
Yes it is. It floats'n glides more. Sort of a...

Yes it is. It floats'n glides more. Sort of a flying carpet kinda feel. It definately has something nice about it.

On the other hand, on the road it's clearly heavier handling (higher C of G),...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-07-2006, 01:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,573
Posted By KTMax
All Adventures have the same spring rate of...

All Adventures have the same spring rate of 4.8Nm. From the first 03 models up to the current 990's. Just as the S and regular low models use the very same springs. Spring rate, length, part#,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-06-2006, 11:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,573
Posted By KTMax
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-06-2006, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,418
Posted By KTMax
That would be fine BUT, you'll be stuck with this...

That would be fine BUT, you'll be stuck with this tire and size with no option to fit any other dual sport tire. They all are 150/70 and a 5" rim is definately too wide for that.

I'd take a 4.25"...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-05-2006, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,252
Posted By KTMax
You're having a rough start with your new 990....

You're having a rough start with your new 990. Bummer... :bluduh

Faulty front tires happen occasionally. I had one too. It'll be sorted with a new one. Like others said, don't worry too much...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-05-2006, 10:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,418
Posted By KTMax
Hmm... 560 - 600 are pretty sharp prices. I...

Hmm... 560 - 600 are pretty sharp prices. I paid about a hundred more. The company that build my wheels (http://www.haanwheels.com/) custom made the stainless spokes to connect the KTM hubs to the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-05-2006, 12:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,418
Posted By KTMax
Agree. I think the Pirelli Sync and Dunlop D607...

Agree. I think the Pirelli Sync and Dunlop D607 is the best street focussed 'dual sport' (ahem...) rubber available now.

A while ago German bike mag 'Motorrad' did a big test of all road/dual...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-04-2006, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,418
Posted By KTMax
Hi Scarron, Doug is right. 16T is too short...

Hi Scarron,

Doug is right. 16T is too short with a 17" rear. The stock setup with 17T is spot on.

With Talon hubs? You're going the (even more) expensive route eh? Poser... :evil

An open...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-04-2006, 04:44 AM
Replies: 19,162
Views: 7,880,463
Posted By KTMax
Do I see tire marks there?.... :lol3

Do I see tire marks there?....

:lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-03-2006, 04:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,573
Posted By KTMax
Pfew... that's a relief... I thought it was me....

Pfew... that's a relief... I thought it was me. :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-02-2006, 11:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,951
Posted By KTMax
From you that's a complement K. :poser ...

From you that's a complement K. :poser



:lurk
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-02-2006, 01:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,853
Posted By KTMax
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=131607

:evil
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