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Forum: Orange Crush 11-14-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,666
Posted By Xanadu
I know exactly what your saying. Here is my...

I know exactly what your saying. Here is my theory of survival riding motorcycles. Everyone is born with a level of natural ability on a motorcycle. This natural "talent" does not change over time...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-14-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,219
Posted By Xanadu
I think the one you rented was lowered. They are...

I think the one you rented was lowered. They are the tallest bikes made. I'm 6'2 and sit flat footed. My busines partner who rides a Harley won't ride it because he can't touch the ground and he's...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-01-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,730
Posted By Xanadu
Just bolt some diamond plate over the whole...

Just bolt some diamond plate over the whole thing. Bling and protection!!! :rofl Glad to hear you survived your "get off" with little damage. ATGATT rules!!!!!
Forum: Orange Crush 10-31-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,257
Posted By Xanadu
I've run the Deserts on my last six bikes from...

I've run the Deserts on my last six bikes from CR500, KTM 525's and 450'
and even a DRZ400. Just love them in the dirt and OK on the pavement. They always last me a long time I never kept a bike...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-31-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,254
Posted By Xanadu
Two words - Supermoto Wheelset!!!!!!!! :evil

Two words - Supermoto Wheelset!!!!!!!! :evil
Forum: Orange Crush 10-31-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,261
Posted By Xanadu
Mechanical Shemanical - Your going from a Chevy...

Mechanical Shemanical - Your going from a Chevy to the Ferrari of Adventure bikes. It will take some love and tenderness to keep her happy but worth every penny and minute of time. Do it and don't...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-27-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,932
Posted By Xanadu
Keep the 950. Start out with this. Soon you'll...

Keep the 950. Start out with this. Soon you'll be back on the beast! Get well pardner.

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSflUUFrYkcuFR_Ts94LBNGYfHn0tizL8aR8c0hHwJA4e1b_LM
Forum: Orange Crush 10-25-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By Xanadu
Had an HMF on one of my quads when I bought it...

Had an HMF on one of my quads when I bought it used. Don't know how long it was on it but it was pretty much gutted and sounded really loud. It needed to be repacked badly. I bought a Lexx instead...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-25-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,560
Posted By Xanadu
I hve the sock KTM and I think they are way to...

I hve the sock KTM and I think they are way to hot even on the lowest setting. Maybe I have senstive hands but I can barelyy stand it on the 1 setting. The #4 setting will melt metal! Maybe I got...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-24-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,268
Posted By Xanadu
I bought my 04 950 the first week of June with...

I bought my 04 950 the first week of June with 8,500 miles on it. I just turned over 17,000. No lack off riding here!!!! But if I can't ride it then I'm working on it. My wife say's if she...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-24-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,442
Posted By Xanadu
I'm not worried about the future because I'll...

I'm not worried about the future because I'll still be riding my 950 Adventure way into the future. With good maintenence and timely rebuilds it will run forever!

Anything 450cc will never be an...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-24-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,727
Posted By Xanadu
It's because when you throw your leg over it you...

It's because when you throw your leg over it you realize there is nowhere you can't go....anytime, anyplace, any weather condition. And go safely, with a moderate effort and look freakin great too!....
Forum: Orange Crush 10-21-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,268
Posted By Xanadu
Damn McMann. You just waved crack infront of the...

Damn McMann. You just waved crack infront of the crackhead! That's next on my list. Did you get them from Woody? That's my color combo too. Can you tell me how much they set you back?

Curses...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-21-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,697
Posted By Xanadu
I ran the Lexx's on a couple quads. They are...

I ran the Lexx's on a couple quads. They are pretty standard pipes across the board. The same pipe bolts up to both a TRX450 quad and KTM450EXC but with different attachment pipes and hangers. The...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-19-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,725
Posted By Xanadu
I went with the EK 525 MVXZ Quadra X-ring from...

I went with the EK 525 MVXZ Quadra X-ring from Sprocket Center. Great price, great service on an excellent chain. Of course i went with orange. :evil
...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-19-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By Xanadu
Absolutely a must in the winter. Ethanol starts...

Absolutely a must in the winter. Ethanol starts to break down in two weeks. You'll also start to lose octane within three weeks. From what I have been able to gleen on the net and through...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-19-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,048
Posted By Xanadu
EFI vs Carbs There are lots of instances...

EFI vs Carbs

There are lots of instances where early EFI owners swapped out for the FCR carb set. I can't recall seeing any instances where 950 carb guys have swapped out for EFI. Granted early...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-18-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By Xanadu
Alexian it's not poorly designed. It's just...

Alexian it's not poorly designed. It's just designed for a tiny Austrian not a big German! :rofl

As with most bikes they try to find the happy medium. Us guys who are more than 200lbs without...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-18-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By Xanadu
Same bike, same cans, runs the same. Mine does...

Same bike, same cans, runs the same. Mine does not decel pop that much but it does not do it nearly as much as when the restrictors where in the Akro's. Once I removed them the popping greatly...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-18-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,048
Posted By Xanadu
+1 I went with a low milage 04 and love it....

+1

I went with a low milage 04 and love it. Not any problems other than a toasted clutch pack which can be expected. Love the carbs. I can actually work on them! :rofl
Forum: Orange Crush 10-18-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,382
Posted By Xanadu
Come on it's just a fluff article in a fluff...

Come on it's just a fluff article in a fluff paper. This is his perspective on the world. The guy lives in NYC for Christs sake. There is enough truth in it. Although I don't ride to Starbucks I...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-17-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,268
Posted By Xanadu
Farkling - The fine line between trick and rediculous.

OK I'm a farklemaniac. There I said it. If it's available I want it. Sooner or later you run out of things to just bolt on. Then you go hmmmmm. I want to start powdercoating this winter. Before...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-17-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,036
Posted By Xanadu
Sell the Beemer...buy the Katoom and have lots o'...

Sell the Beemer...buy the Katoom and have lots o' cash left over for farkles and beer! :freaky

Then boldly go where no Beemer has gone before! :wink:

Oil changes, water pumps,...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-17-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By Xanadu
You did say jump right? :rofl The stock...

You did say jump right? :rofl

The stock bike is woefully undersprung. Springs will help but it should be revalved too to make the best of the spring rate change. Not sure if you have anyone...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-14-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,422
Posted By Xanadu
I'm just like Quik. Mine's an 04. I paid 6,800...

I'm just like Quik. Mine's an 04. I paid 6,800 for it with only 8k miles but none of the Farkles on the one your looking at. I've now got 16K miles and that's been since June! Would not hesitate...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-13-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By Xanadu
I had all of them over the years, scotts, GPR and...

I had all of them over the years, scotts, GPR and RT. I liked all of them and they basically did the job. So on my 950 I decided to try the Emigs. I really like it. They are trick looking and I like...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-12-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,879
Posted By Xanadu
Before you spend any more money I would try...

Before you spend any more money I would try riding in the dirt with less gas. If you added more gallons with the ADV tanks then you basically added 7lbs per gallon onto the front wheel. This bike...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-12-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,121
Posted By Xanadu
Revised in the New Testament. Then God...

Revised in the New Testament.

Then God said, "Let us make the KTM 950 in our image, in our likeness, and let it rule over the BMW GS's, Triumph Tigers, over the KLR's, over all the DR's and DR'z,...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-12-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,563
Posted By Xanadu
Like said above, springs alone just help hold up...

Like said above, springs alone just help hold up the front end. Same result as adding lots of preload. Adding oil or changing to a heavier weight oil will will be similar to increasing compression...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-12-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,095
Posted By Xanadu
I think I'm a typical 9X0 owner. I believe those...

I think I'm a typical 9X0 owner. I believe those like me tend to gravitate towards these bikes. We are usually hard core dirt bikers who now are older and don't have the time to ride dirt much. Work...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-11-2011, 05:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,508
Posted By Xanadu
I've been winterizing bikes for 35 years. Where...

I've been winterizing bikes for 35 years. Where are you going to store it? If it's outside under a cover then you should completely drain the tanks and run it out of gas, fog the cylinders, pull the...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-10-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,781
Posted By Xanadu
If it is going to sit for more than a year I...

If it is going to sit for more than a year I would not leave any gas in it. Stabilizer will only stabilize gas for 6-8 mos. Drain the gas out of the tanks and then let the bike run itself dry. If...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-10-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,508
Posted By Xanadu
Unless you know the previous owner well the first...

Unless you know the previous owner well the first thing I would do would be normal maintenence. Get on the HOW and do your first oil change. Check the screens, change the filter, install one of the...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-10-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,879
Posted By Xanadu
Love the 16/45 for dirt, dirt roads and around...

Love the 16/45 for dirt, dirt roads and around town. Don't like it for any sustained riding above 70. The R's are just too high. I've been running the 17/45 which allows me to cruise the freeway...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-07-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,538
Posted By Xanadu
Had one on my quad. Nice piece of aluminum. ...

Had one on my quad. Nice piece of aluminum. Looked great, sounded great and added good low end. For the price it was awesome. I bought my 950 with Akro's already on it. If not I would have...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-06-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,791
Posted By Xanadu
Agree that the OEM KTM is the same as the...

Agree that the OEM KTM is the same as the Wolfman. Dimensions are the same. It pops up to hold an immense amount of stuff if necessary. I find no problems standing up with it. I also find the zippers...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-04-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,107
Posted By Xanadu
Good advice. As a former dirtbike only rider it...

Good advice. As a former dirtbike only rider it was very hard for me to transition to 90% front brake. When I first got my Adventure I burned through a set of rear brake pads in 1500 miles. It's...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-04-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,618
Posted By Xanadu
I just used my wife. She's strong and the look...

I just used my wife. She's strong and the look on the faces of the passerby's was precious! :D:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Orange Crush 10-01-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,729
Posted By Xanadu
I had a supermoto set on my 450 EXC and they were...

I had a supermoto set on my 450 EXC and they were great. Again no Cush drive which may cause problems long term under hard use. But for $500 you can't go wrong.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-30-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,598
Posted By Xanadu
Agree. What are you tyring to accomplish? More...

Agree. What are you tyring to accomplish? More throttle response? More overall HP? Adding the Akro can's and taking out the inserts offers great results. I'd go with FCR's before the MH airbox.
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