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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-22-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,296
Posted By SF_Rider
I read a quote I think on this forum that said...

I read a quote I think on this forum that said something about speed bumps never seem to make me go any faster
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,418
Posted By SF_Rider
I've been really stoked on my 2008 ADV. ...

I've been really stoked on my 2008 ADV.

I've had a bunch of bikes. My last before the KTM was a crappy Ducati ST2. First year of the model and FULL of gremlins. Total piece of shit bike with the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-21-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By SF_Rider
Ran Remus pipe stock map no baffles for a while....

Ran Remus pipe stock map no baffles for a while. Loud and low 20's for mpg. Light would come on at 100 miles or less sometimes! Tried Akra map, wouldn't even run. Baffles in back up to mid/high 30's.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-19-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,245
Posted By SF_Rider
swept back

I was one of the lucky ones to get one of the swept back homemade carbon fairings. Love it. You get a steady flow of air hitting you. Bobble head is no more. Even better than the rally raid. Cross...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-12-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,245
Posted By SF_Rider
I have safari tanks. I'm able to fit the rally...

I have safari tanks. I'm able to fit the rally raid screen and stock. But not the moose screen. Tried two of them.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-11-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,448
Posted By SF_Rider
so now you want them to make motos go through...

so now you want them to make motos go through what cars do? smog, etc..? greaaaat.....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-08-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,681
Posted By SF_Rider
Love the 990 on the street

I ride 98% on the road. I commute in the city on it. I ride between Tahoe and San Francisco a few times a month and all over the Bay Area for fun and work. Rides down or up the coast on highway 1. I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-07-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,968
Posted By SF_Rider
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/08/je5atyqe.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/08/je5atyqe.jpg


http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/08/a9uhy3us.jpg
Lowered 990
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-07-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,968
Posted By SF_Rider
go low

I am about 5'8". I had James at Superplush lower my bike 1.5". Now that I am more comfortable with the bike in all situations I would maybe do 1" next time. I've bottomed out a few times here and...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-04-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,639,738
Posted By SF_Rider
Asymmetrical panniers

Would drive me totally insane to have the side cases of such different size. I know it's mental, but so am i.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-04-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,701
Posted By SF_Rider
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/05/e9yjuby7.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/05/e9yjuby7.jpg

The tanks totally rock. It's awesome to be able to decide how far you want to go. Not be 'told' by your bike.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-03-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,701
Posted By SF_Rider
Delete all your gas stations from your gps. Hit...

Delete all your gas stations from your gps. Hit 412 miles on my last tank with top box and panniers when the light went on. Tanks weren't even maxed.

Make sure to run your vent line behind you
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-03-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,391
Posted By SF_Rider
Stealth?

I blew by a motorcycle cop on highway 1 between Santa Cruz and Monterey doing about 85 on the speedo in a 55. Clearly saw me as our eyes connected as I saw him last second hiding partially covered in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-03-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By SF_Rider
Answered my own question. In case anyone else...

Answered my own question. In case anyone else wants to know I called the company:

I have the lite version. It is drawing power, 1 amp. They say about or less than an alarm system. iPhone cable is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-03-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By SF_Rider
USB battery drain question

I just installed a USB power port directly to my battery (2008 990). I am using it to power my iPhone while riding. Couple questions.

With the bike off the port is live. Am I draining my battery...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-03-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By SF_Rider
I bought a powerlett plug in with pig tail that...

I bought a powerlett plug in with pig tail that goes to my dash power port. No fires yet
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-29-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,523
Posted By SF_Rider
Just be sure to figure out how to carry more gas....

Just be sure to figure out how to carry more gas. Safari tanks rule. Others like rotopax.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-29-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By SF_Rider
I'd sure look at the used market and see if you...

I'd sure look at the used market and see if you can't find one with bags/and or other mods you might make in the future.

If your dying for a brand new bike that's understandable. But I've seen...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-29-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,095
Posted By SF_Rider
Holy frijoles! 16 tooth!

Just had new chain and sprockets installed. Went with the 16 up front. Man. If you thought the 990 was fast to begin with, hang on tight.

If your thinking of doing this just jump in. If you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,004
Posted By SF_Rider
My first ADV bike

Well, my first bike, about 20 years ago was a KLR 650. I didn't know what I was doing on street, much less dirt. I didn't grow up dirt biking or even riding. Bought a bike around 20 years old and now...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-11-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,332
Posted By SF_Rider
tires

get rid of BOTH scorpion tires. I went through three rears and two fronts before just switching tires. I still have a slight wobble-exact same as you describe but dramatically less than when I had...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-11-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,628
Posted By SF_Rider
I'll never buy a hunched over bike...

No matter if it's an adv style bike or something just street. I'm over the sport/sport touring riding position. Awesome for quick rides. But if you are planning on racking up miles/long days the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-10-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 53,448
Posted By SF_Rider
Good route from Tahoe?

Just now figuring out if I will make the trip but I think I can! Why the hell not right?

Curious if anyone has a good route from Lake Tahoe to Bend?

Thanks for the info in advance.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-31-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,512
Posted By SF_Rider
Thanks for all the info. I need a locking box...

Thanks for all the info. I need a locking box while traveling(camera gear). Not looking like the solution for me.
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,863
Posted By SF_Rider
Klim over AS

I had an aerostitch one piece and then, for a short time a falstaff jacket. I found the AS gear to have a ton of extra unnecessary material and bulk. The falstaff jacket was awful at highway speed....
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,851
Posted By SF_Rider
S95 (maybe newer s100 though I remember reading...

S95 (maybe newer s100 though I remember reading canon had an issue with the newer version?)

I'm a photographer and shoot all Nikon Dslr gear. My go-to point and shoot without a doubt is the s95....
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,712
Posted By SF_Rider
park on the sidewalk right next to the front...

park on the sidewalk right next to the front doors of the building and take the suit off in the lobby...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-29-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19,162
Views: 7,880,992
Posted By SF_Rider
http://img.tapatalk.com/c6e4d89d-bb45-950c.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/c6e4d89d-bb45-950c.jpg
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,278
Posted By SF_Rider
One word: Klim

One word: Klim
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,407
Posted By SF_Rider
Had a falstaff jacket. Hated it. It's a sail...

Had a falstaff jacket. Hated it. It's a sail catches so much wind it's a joke.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-28-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,512
Posted By SF_Rider
Giant Loop/Top Box question

I am interested in the GL bag and getting rid of the panniers I have to save weight. However, I would like to still be able to use the top Gobi case. Couple of questions.

1) Will they both fit
2)...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-26-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By SF_Rider
Thanks for the info. I figure it's not much of a...

Thanks for the info. I figure it's not much of a concern but to learn I ask. I don't want to become the "white residue on my wheels" guy. Not at all a cosmetic concern!

I'll just start whacking...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-26-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By SF_Rider
Dinged front rim

Have a small ding in the front wheel. Having only had street bikes in the past looking for input on this and if I need to address this it just ride it. I feel a bit of a shake at highway speeds....
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,341
Posted By SF_Rider
It does piss me off when I politely say I'm not...

It does piss me off when I politely say I'm not interested in becoming a member of rei. Then, I'm asked again and I say no and then the clerk insists on explaining the benefits and how great it is....
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 74,256
Posted By SF_Rider
Thought I would update. Boots back from sole...

Thought I would update. Boots back from sole performance. New stitching and much stiffer/harder compound soles. http://img.tapatalk.com/c6e4d8a0-b5b4-c66d.jpg

Hopefully they last at least another...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,601
Posted By SF_Rider
My boots came back today from sole performance....

My boots came back today from sole performance. They look great and are all fixed up with new soles. Apparently I'm not the only one that thinks the original soles are...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-25-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19,162
Views: 7,880,992
Posted By SF_Rider
Is that a moose racing wind screen? I just got...

Is that a moose racing wind screen? I just got mine and the holes don't line up. I have the stock, rally, touring and custom carbon one that all fit no problem but not this one.... I also have the...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,341
Posted By SF_Rider
They piss me off by pushing me to be a member...

They piss me off by pushing me to be a member even after I tell them repeatedly I have no interest. I spend about $100 every two years....
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,601
Posted By SF_Rider
Obvious defect

I was one of the others that posted with the same exact issue with my boots. Both the left and right are falling apart on the top stitch. Mine are less than 1.5 years and about 12,000 or so miles. I...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,353
Posted By SF_Rider
Spend as much time in that helmet as you can...

Spend as much time in that helmet as you can before the trip. I recently bought an xd-4 and there is no way in hell I would take it on a long trip like that. I ride a ktm 990 and even with a modified...
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