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Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By Rsquared
Thanks. I believe the tank is close to 6 gallons.

Thanks. I believe the tank is close to 6 gallons.
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By Rsquared
My 450 with US 15 as saddle bags, a US 20 as a...

My 450 with US 15 as saddle bags, a US 20 as a tail bag, and a duffle for the tent and chair. I've used this combo on two week long trips and it works well. One thing I found out is that I was...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-09-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2,103
Views: 191,842
Posted By Rsquared
May want to try here:...

May want to try here: http://www.twtex.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=46
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 680,750
Posted By Rsquared
Listen to Oddfellow. The spacer holds the...

Listen to Oddfellow.

The spacer holds the rack off of the gas tank, the fender floats between the two...

http://www.twtex.com/photopost/data/500/DSC03073.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19,752
Views: 2,284,010
Posted By Rsquared
Started farkling the 690. Pulled my light and GPS...

Started farkling the 690. Pulled my light and GPS off of my 450 and installed them on the 690. I think I'm going to like this bike...

http://www.twtex.com/photopost/data/500/DSC03050.JPG
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,356
Posted By Rsquared
Is this happening on a specific year model, or a...

Is this happening on a specific year model, or a wide range of bikes?
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19,752
Views: 2,284,010
Posted By Rsquared
EX 9X0 Owners

So... anyone go from a 9X0 to a 690? If so, do you miss the 9X0? Or, was buying the 690 what you should have done in the first place? I just sold my 990, thinking I wanted a lighter bike. (due by in...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-08-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By Rsquared
From a 990 to an 1190???

So, for those of you that went from a 990 to an 1190S, would you do it again?

I realize the 1190 has more power, but how does the acceleration of the 1190 really compare with the 990?

Also, how...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-01-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,410
Posted By Rsquared
I vote for the spilt as well, but the "Powers...

I vote for the spilt as well, but the "Powers that Be" have previously declined the request. I hope all of this "Poking the Bear" dosen't relegate the Orange Crush into the Beast section. Try wading...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-27-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,893
Posted By Rsquared
I followed this guy's instructions and it's...

I followed this guy's instructions and it's worked out well. I don't know about the Hedis though.

http://cyb.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KTM/Tubeless/i-BjwM3St
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By Rsquared
No regrets! It's been a year and so far so good. ...

No regrets! It's been a year and so far so good.

Be sure the spokes are tight and do a thorough job cleaning the rims before you start.



I don't recall having to drill anything, of course...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By Rsquared
This is the one I used. ...

This is the one I used.
http://cyb.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KTM/Tubeless/i-BjwM3St
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-24-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19,140
Views: 7,867,382
Posted By Rsquared
Great picture, but for some reason this scene...

Great picture, but for some reason this scene from Blazing Saddles keeps coming to mind...

<IFRAME height=315 src="//www.youtube.com/embed/SbWg-mozGsU" frameBorder=0 width=420...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,005
Posted By Rsquared
No...

No...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,005
Posted By Rsquared
The 450 pack mule ...

The 450 pack mule

http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad328/Rsquared_photos/LOF5/DSC01788.jpg (http://s948.photobucket.com/user/Rsquared_photos/media/LOF5/DSC01788.jpg.html)

The 990
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-07-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,083
Posted By Rsquared
I bought a cheap Harbor Freight ultra-sonic...

I bought a cheap Harbor Freight ultra-sonic jewelry cleaner, and use a mixture of Pine-Sol and water. I give them a couple of hours in the bath and it works very well. Won't damage the surfaces of...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-03-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 914
Posted By Rsquared
Better research housing. With the boom taking...

Better research housing. With the boom taking place out there now, not much to choose from and high prices to boot. There's nothing close by for decent riding...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2,669
Views: 1,037,306
Posted By Rsquared
A tool-kit like yours is the reason why I was...

A tool-kit like yours is the reason why I was looking through this thread to begin with. Looks like just the ticket. Order placed, and I'll be happy to give a review in this thread if wanted...
...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-13-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By Rsquared
http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/trails/info/tex...

http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/trails/info/texas_07837/ride_7570.htm

SHNF is probably your best bet. OHV sticker required, they use to sell them at Cycle Shack in Conroe, $16.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-02-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,203
Posted By Rsquared
I won't own another street bike without ABS...

I won't own another street bike without ABS...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,589
Posted By Rsquared
That lad needs to read up on how a true...

That lad needs to read up on how a true minimalist does it...

http://www.trailtherapy.org/Grandma_Gatewood.html

My favorite quote:
"Most people today are pantywaist" ~ Grandma Gatewood
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-29-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,231
Posted By Rsquared
I figured this would be an interesting thread......

I figured this would be an interesting thread... The passion around steering stabilizers has always fascinated me. I've ridden more bikes than I can count, that have had every brand of stabilizer...
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,625
Posted By Rsquared
Hello Mark, our paths crossed back in May of 2012...

Hello Mark, our paths crossed back in May of 2012 at the Great Smoky Mountains Nat'l Park in NC. Everyone in our group was impressed with your video setup at that time. I've been using an older...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-25-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,900
Posted By Rsquared
I bought the $55 DDM over a year ago, the lights...

I bought the $55 DDM over a year ago, the lights a monster compared to stock. Best $55 I've spent.
http://www.ddmtuning.com/Product-Categories/Motorcycle-HID-Kits-Lighting
...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,802
Posted By Rsquared
Thanks. The light came with two...

Thanks.



The light came with two ell-brackets that bolted up to my Cycra Probend bark busters like they were made for them. The only thing different that I plan to do is to add a relay to the...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,802
Posted By Rsquared
Mine is the SR 10" Combo. ...

Mine is the SR 10" Combo.
http://www.rigidindustries.com/led-lighting?f%5B0%5D=field_product_family%3A8&f%5B1%5D=field_product_length%3A674&f%5B2%5D=field_product_family%3A671

It's been a while,...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,802
Posted By Rsquared
It's 3" deep x 1 1/2" high and tapers to a point...

It's 3" deep x 1 1/2" high and tapers to a point at the rear.

http://www.twtex.com/photopost/data/500/DSC01432.JPG
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,802
Posted By Rsquared
I bolted a 10" combo to the bark busters on my...

I bolted a 10" combo to the bark busters on my 450. I'm very happy with the results.

http://www.twtex.com/photopost/data/500/DSC01449.JPG
http://www.twtex.com/photopost/data/500/DSC01445.JPG...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,377
Posted By Rsquared
Kriega OL30 and a US20 with a Wolfman Dry Bag...

Kriega OL30 and a US20 with a Wolfman Dry Bag sandwiched in between. 7 days camping off of the bike thru Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. I highly recommend Kriega products...
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-03-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By Rsquared
I bought the DDM H4, 55w replacement. I get alot...

I bought the DDM H4, 55w replacement. I get alot of coments on how bright it is and how well it shows up during daylight use. The best $50 I've spent. The light is a monster compared to the stock...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-21-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,407
Posted By Rsquared
PM me when the date for next year's MT 1K is set....

PM me when the date for next year's MT 1K is set. It was good riding with you on the LOF...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,099
Posted By Rsquared
I recently installed a Rigid SR Hybrid ...

I recently installed a Rigid SR Hybrid (http://www.rigidindustries.com/product-p/sr-series-10.htm)10" on my 450 EXC. I'm very pleased with the results.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-10-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11,157
Views: 2,380,472
Posted By Rsquared
Why a coolant flush and change on such a new...

Why a coolant flush and change on such a new bike? Just curious, mine's the same vintage and runs warmer than I would like, especially during the summer.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-26-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By Rsquared
Like you, I was torn between the Adventure and...

Like you, I was torn between the Adventure and the Tenere. You really should ride them both before you drop that amount of money on one. After you've done that, I bet you'll buy the KTM... The Tenere...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-19-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,748
Posted By Rsquared
I installed one on my friends 990R and it worked...

I installed one on my friends 990R and it worked well. So I had planned on doing the same to my Dakar, until I measured my suspension travel and found that there wasn't enough room for the light to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-16-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,748
Posted By Rsquared
I added the Rigid 2X2 spots and they work well. I...

I added the Rigid 2X2 spots and they work well. I also added the DDM HIDs.
The HIDs are monsters for the close up work, while the spots really take care of the distant objects. Turned out to be a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-30-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19,140
Views: 7,867,382
Posted By Rsquared
Yep, Slime works great...... Until it doesn't...

Yep, Slime works great...... Until it doesn't work.

http://www.twtex.com/linkfiles/082512-Cloudcroft/IMG_7977.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,345
Posted By Rsquared
Just another option. I don't own one and can't...

Just another option. I don't own one and can't comment on the quality, but I may give them a try.
http://www.nomadrider.com/venturebaglarge.aspx
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-27-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,794
Posted By Rsquared
One more for the Remus 2 into 1. ...

One more for the Remus 2 into 1.

http://blackdogcw.com/black-dog-shop/bike/ktm-950-adventure/remus-titanium-roxx-2-into-1-for-the-ktm-950-990-adv-detail.html
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-06-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,035
Posted By Rsquared
I bought the DDM H4, 55w replacement. I get alot...

I bought the DDM H4, 55w replacement. I get alot of coments on how bright it is and how well it shows up during daylight use. The best $50 I've spent. The light is a monster compared to the stock...
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