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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By GrenDesb
You'll easily find someone to swap your R...

You'll easily find someone to swap your R suspension for a standard height.

Put an add and you'll have someone ready to pay all the shipping to swap his fork and shock probably within an hour or...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-04-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,816
Posted By GrenDesb
Yeah, i've too found that right aiming of a high...

Yeah, i've too found that right aiming of a high beam is critical and a bit tricky.

Slightly to high and you loose the expected brightness in the outerspace.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-02-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,344
Posted By GrenDesb
Try the Pirelli XCMH. Wears faster than a...

Try the Pirelli XCMH.

Wears faster than a 908 but costs almost half the price and grips quite better.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,632
Posted By GrenDesb
I am. I have a 990. Looking for a similar...

I am. I have a 990.

Looking for a similar event local to me but NY is within reach.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,370
Posted By GrenDesb
No absolute nedd for fancy softbags, I use...

No absolute nedd for fancy softbags, I use regular 25$ canoe drybags strapped to the racks with some RokStraps.

This season I'm switching to GCAG straps.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-29-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 29,751
Posted By GrenDesb
I always been confident that simple silicone...

I always been confident that simple silicone would do but didn't like the idea of messing with it too much so I tried this on my 19/17:

Thorougly cleaned the rim and nipples with lacquer thinner...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-25-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,352
Posted By GrenDesb
It's not all about rider weight. Konflict...

It's not all about rider weight.

Konflict installed 0.64 in my forks when they extended the travel to 2006 S specs.

I weight 200# and the sag is right on with the preload adjusters at the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-21-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,213
Posted By GrenDesb
Other dirt oriented option : Pirelli XCMH ...

Other dirt oriented option : Pirelli XCMH

Best rear I've ran so far, last half as long as 908 but costs half also so it's fair enough for a much better grip.

Front is pretty good too.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-21-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,928
Posted By GrenDesb
Bought an Antigravity Battery for my 990...

Bought an Antigravity Battery for my 990 following the reading of some posts from guys (_cy_ and JoelWiseman) who spends their free time testing batteries and exploding Shorai's, etc.

Based on my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-10-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,220
Posted By GrenDesb
I beleive all 990 (07 and up) have the 16T...

I beleive all 990 (07 and up) have the 16T sprocket from factory.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-08-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,220
Posted By GrenDesb
I prefer a 17 front as I change the rear...

I prefer a 17 front as I change the rear depending of what I do. I have two rear sprocket on two separate carriers.

I run 17-45 when riding around and 17-42 for long higher speed rides/trips...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By GrenDesb
Pirelli XCMH is my favorite for the rear of my...

Pirelli XCMH is my favorite for the rear of my 990.

Great all around, decent price and life.

Teraflex is only good in the soft stuff.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-19-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,477
Posted By GrenDesb
My bike came with thoses which I didn't like at...

My bike came with thoses which I didn't like at all and which ended up broken at the stem.

http://product-images.highwire.com/330261/1887100.jpg

Now I'm back with the Double Take and love them....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-19-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By GrenDesb
Woody's

http://www.woodyswheelworks.com/

Or

http://www.radmfg.com
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,121
Posted By GrenDesb
Too far too soon to have my bike shipped. :cry ...

Too far too soon to have my bike shipped. :cry

If someone is looking for a rider to complete a team and willing to lend a bike, I'd fly there for sure.

I've been looking for such an event...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,885
Posted By GrenDesb
I'd love to have a winch when I'm alone in the...

I'd love to have a winch when I'm alone in the rough.

Too many times I've ended up desperately freeing myself, one day I'll just stay there wishing for a winch.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By GrenDesb
The '14 990 Baja came with 140/80-18 rear tire on...

The '14 990 Baja came with 140/80-18 rear tire on the same rim as the earlier bikes so there souldn't be much of an issue
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,274
Posted By GrenDesb
People who have RAD hubs (Woody's, etc.) be...

People who have RAD hubs (Woody's, etc.) be careful as the rear bearings are not the same numbers as stock and in facts, there are 3 in the rear hub.

I can post the PN if people wants them, I just...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,625
Posted By GrenDesb
There are at least two versions, On-Road and...

There are at least two versions, On-Road and Off-Road.

Don't know which version are the 9X0 ones though. Call Scotts, they'll tell you.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By GrenDesb
PM Head2wind, he messes with adv/sm/se/sd...

PM Head2wind, he messes with adv/sm/se/sd harnesses and should know everything you need to know.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,441
Posted By GrenDesb
Otherwise, engine cutting out causes are most of...

Otherwise, engine cutting out causes are most of the time:

Wire cut in the loom that goes to the ignition switch

Worn out or dirty ignition switch contacts

Main relay and or corroded/loose...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-16-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By GrenDesb
When I was looking for a 9x0 adventure, SM seemed...

When I was looking for a 9x0 adventure, SM seemed to be easier to find.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-14-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19,261
Views: 7,976,600
Posted By GrenDesb
On a trip around lake St-Jean from Québec city...

On a trip around lake St-Jean from Québec city and back.

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk288/grendesb/KTM%202014/FFC14FF5-9A99-4E34-9E29-541509DDC018_zps5ftpv9o8.jpg
...
Forum: Canada 05-28-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 28,873
Posted By GrenDesb
Couple other taken by Eric: ...

Couple other taken by Eric:

http://www.rinho.net/Moto/RR2014/i-wwC8df3/0/XL/IMG_3892-XL.jpg

http://www.rinho.net/Moto/RR2014/i-Lgh7KB5/0/XL/IMG_3887-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Canada 05-28-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 28,873
Posted By GrenDesb
Fixed :D

Fixed :D
Forum: Canada 05-28-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 28,873
Posted By GrenDesb
Same spot. When people (with lower air...

Same spot.

When people (with lower air intakes) started to honk the horn for me to turn around, I just had to pivot the bike around as it was floating on the side bags.
...
Forum: Canada 05-26-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 28,873
Posted By GrenDesb
Had a hell of a great time this week end. ...

Had a hell of a great time this week end.

This event is in line to be my best ride of the year.

Pics and video to come.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-17-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By GrenDesb
Great, that is what I wanted to hear. Thank...

Great, that is what I wanted to hear.

Thank you.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-16-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By GrenDesb
I have a 245mm suspension (S 2006 to 2009 and...

I have a 245mm suspension (S 2006 to 2009 and 2011 up)

Buying a new one is expensive for what it is.

Taking out the welder and mod mine is by far the cheapest, simpliest and easiest way so I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-15-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By GrenDesb
9x0 longer center stand ???

Anyone modded a stock center stand to lenghten it and accomodate S, R or Powercell 277 suspension?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-15-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By GrenDesb
Few ressources that I know of. ...

Few ressources that I know of.

Mytripmybike.com

Motorcycleshippers.com

Uship.com
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-27-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19,261
Views: 7,976,600
Posted By GrenDesb
Looks tall for a 2007 S (245mm). Does it have the...

Looks tall for a 2007 S (245mm). Does it have the big (265mm) suspension?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-27-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,331
Views: 254,963
Posted By GrenDesb
Roaming Rally on a 990 - Day 1

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-26-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,408
Posted By GrenDesb
On the video at least, it REALLY sounds like...

On the video at least, it REALLY sounds like sheetmetal rattle so my vote to exhaust pipe joint or other exhaust pipe related rattle.

But from a video, can be really misleading.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By GrenDesb
Stupid me. :rofl Found the solution here:...

Stupid me. :rofl

Found the solution here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=562758
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By GrenDesb
Stuck Remote Preload Adjuster

07 990 ADV

Got the suspension serviced last fall.

This spring, remote preload adjuster is stuck. :cry

Anyone that could advise me where to look first?

Links, experience, etc.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-05-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,743
Posted By GrenDesb
Look for water pump rebuild on the HOW. ...

Look for water pump rebuild on the HOW.

http://ktm950.info/how/Orange%20Garage/Cooling%20System/waterpump/Rebuild/ktm_water_pump.html

Be careful to get the proper parts as the part number...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-01-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11,470
Views: 2,453,772
Posted By GrenDesb
I've had exhaust being too tight and intake being...

I've had exhaust being too tight and intake being too loose. I suspect the last people that did my valves were probably not the best mecanics.

I'd just keep an eye on them next winter or in 10 000...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-01-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11,470
Views: 2,453,772
Posted By GrenDesb
I burped it. ...

I burped it.

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk288/grendesb/KTM%202014/36739BD1-A052-4821-993E-73346C7FBF4D_zps6gjenb7o.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By GrenDesb
When you get your suspension tuned for your...

When you get your suspension tuned for your weight and riding style, raising it is just only a 300-400$ extra.

1000-1200$ total but you get a bike not only raised but set up for yourself.

Alex...
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