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Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-19-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Got the pro version last night, but have not had...

Got the pro version last night, but have not had much of a chance to mess with it. Going on vacation over christmas, but I'll drag it alone on a few hikes to play with it. I'll try the "maptweak"...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-18-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Finally got around to transferring some gpx...

Finally got around to transferring some gpx tracks that would not display correctly or at all on my 78s. It took a little time to figure out the transfer in osmand, but the locus one was stupid...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-16-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By ShoelessJoe
I've seen some of your posts. Going to try and...

I've seen some of your posts. Going to try and get a little better working knowledge of osmand before trying locus.

The power port is facing down, but here in Texas I'm more worried about too...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-15-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Goodbye Garmin, hello Android

I have finally had it with my Garmin 78S. Between the screen size, resolution and several other problems I am done.
Here is a list of some of the problems that I had, many of which were due to my...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4,348
Views: 825,436
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Check out some of the other pictures, it looks...

Check out some of the other pictures, it looks like the stage slopes down. I wouldn't worry too much about seat height yet.

I really like the looks of this bike and really hope it makes it to...
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4,348
Views: 825,436
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Here's the count Yamaha FJ tenere thing -...

Here's the count

Yamaha FJ tenere thing - strike 1
KTM 1050 - strike 2
Honda??? - I'd very very surprised if it will look much different from the other two if it even exists.

However, I do...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,870
Posted By ShoelessJoe
I used the old bango bolts because what they sent...

I used the old bango bolts because what they sent me was not fine thread. When I talked to them the guy told me the 10mm 1.25 was standard KTM, but they didn't work and I'm not sure what I received....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,870
Posted By ShoelessJoe
I don't have the order form anymore, but it is a...

I don't have the order form anymore, but it is a pretty simple process. Galfer did not have the 90 degree end that is on the ABS pump so I got the 20 degree one pictured. Length was 79", but I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,870
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Responded back to your PM already, but I'll post...

Responded back to your PM already, but I'll post here also. To get the good discount from Munn you have to go though the ktm-talk forum.

The brake line was a custom one from Galfer based on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-17-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,870
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Success

Finished everything up earlier in the week, but had a few problems bleeding the system. Finally got a chance to sort the bleeding out and activate the ABS a few times. Right now I have not been...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,865
Posted By ShoelessJoe
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/ard60/pr7sp...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/ard60/pr7specs_zps9504fa35.jpg[/QUOTE]

This bike looks really good to me and most everything that I would like in my next bike. I will really consider this...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-07-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,870
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Good to hear. I'll be ordering the brake line and...

Good to hear. I'll be ordering the brake line and master cylinder shortly, single rotor is on the way.

Thanks
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-04-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,870
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Thanks. That is much more reasonable than what I...

Thanks. That is much more reasonable than what I have found.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-04-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,870
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Motogearhead, just wondering if this is still...

Motogearhead, just wondering if this is still working out for you? Both of my front rotors have loose rivets and are rattling like crazy. They will need to both be replaced and thinking of doing...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-02-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 102,175
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Anyone else notice there is no R designation on...

Anyone else notice there is no R designation on the the owner's manual tease or from the visor down article?

It worries me that we might not get the "more off road" version which most of us are...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-26-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Got it. Luckily the FEDEX guy showed up today...

Got it. Luckily the FEDEX guy showed up today with a set of well used EXC forks that I got off of ebay for another project. Used the needle valve/spring from the donor forks and they went back...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By ShoelessJoe
I have disassembled the cartridge, but did not...

I have disassembled the cartridge, but did not separate the mid-valve from the cartridge. It did not look like an easy task. The rebound valve definitely does not fit snugly which looks like it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By ShoelessJoe
990 Fork Assembly Question

Changing fork seals on a 2007 990 for a friend of mine and I've run into a problem. When I turned the fork upside down to drain the oil the following fell out:

...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-25-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,210
Posted By ShoelessJoe
I have to agree. Just loaded osmand and all the...

I have to agree. Just loaded osmand and all the maps/tracks for an upcoming trip on a 7" tablet for my technology challenged friend. It was really pretty easy and took much less time than it did...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,716
Posted By ShoelessJoe
I have to agree with Anthony, it really depends...

I have to agree with Anthony, it really depends on your temperature tolerance. I had a badlands, that vents very well , but it is heavy. I now have a latitude misiano, that does not vent as well, but...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-14-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,290
Posted By ShoelessJoe
My vote is for the garmin 78s. -sturdy ...

My vote is for the garmin 78s.

-sturdy
-waterproof
-has the old 4 pin power connection, which the 62 doesn't.
-buttons instead of a touch screen
-usually you can find them for under $200
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,987
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Beautiful! I was stationed there in the late...

Beautiful! I was stationed there in the late 90's and your making me want to go back.
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By ShoelessJoe
I've had good results with nikwax products. ...

I've had good results with nikwax products. Don't let the name fool you, it is not wax.

http://www.nikwax.com/en-us/products/productdetail.php?productid=502&itemid=-1&fabricid=-1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-20-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,741
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Stumbled across this after a to call Mitas North...

Stumbled across this after a to call Mitas North America to find a US distributor. Talked to Jill on the phone at K&J racing. She had ordered a batch of e-07s after getting numerous calls from...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-18-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11,189
Views: 2,388,520
Posted By ShoelessJoe
30,000 mile service

Well, not quite today, but I did finish it to today....

Check/adjust valves
Replaced water pump shaft/seal (preventative only, the original was on there and looked pretty good)
Coolant flush ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-11-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By ShoelessJoe
I have the KTM tankbag for the 690. Looks just...

I have the KTM tankbag for the 690. Looks just like the one for the 9X0, but a smaller version. No problems getting in the way when standing.

I got mine used and good condition, but if I was...
Forum: Vendors 05-04-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 81,852
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Mpg

I have the kit and am getting ready to install it this week, but the reports of poor fuel milage worry me. My bike is getting 38-42 and I really don't want to make that worse.

Any other reports...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,813
Posted By ShoelessJoe
I spend good money on ear protection for both...

I spend good money on ear protection for both work and play. The no-noise plugs work very well at blocking most of the wind noise. Better than my custom molded, motorcycle specific ones from...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 21,111
Posted By ShoelessJoe
We used to ride mountain bikes here in the early...

We used to ride mountain bikes here in the early 90s. It was a great trail and it is really cool to see it again. I have a lot of good memories riding those tracks with some friends.

The only...
Forum: Vendors 03-15-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 81,852
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Is there anyone out there with a good 07-08 efi...

Is there anyone out there with a good 07-08 efi map to use with this kit? I've seen the 09 and up maps, but nothing for my older model ECU. This is the only thing holding me back from buying one of...
Forum: Vendors 03-13-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 26,821
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Happy customer

Alex,

When for a weekend ride down in Big Bend NP this last weekend. Went down all the same tracks as last year and the new forks made a HUGE difference. The deep sand washes were still a...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 37,820
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Quick bump to this thread as I am looking at...

Quick bump to this thread as I am looking at getting one of these. How heavy is the jacket? I have a Badlands pro, but the damn thing is heavy and probably too much jacket for me. Need something...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Had the shipper call me upon arrival at the...

Had the shipper call me upon arrival at the seller's for pick up. At my request he verified signed title, vin, and sent a few cell phone pics of the bike and title. I then sent the the payment via...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-04-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,538
Posted By ShoelessJoe
One more vote for a 78s. I really do think it is...

One more vote for a 78s. I really do think it is a hidden gem for dual sport gps. I went through several units including a 276C. Settled back on the 78s.

More points for the 78s that might not...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-09-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,703
Posted By ShoelessJoe
It is the scorpion. As soon as you put the new...

It is the scorpion. As soon as you put the new tire on it will go away. Experienced the same wobble and found plenty of info and advice here. Check the other stuff as mentioned, but more than...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-21-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,475
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Have to to say that I've always wondered what...

Have to to say that I've always wondered what some of you guys do for a living. It is pretty interesting all the different occupations here on the OC. Seems we have a little of everthing, lawyers,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-10-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By ShoelessJoe
You may not doubt my abilities, but I certainly...

You may not doubt my abilities, but I certainly do so that is why I posted the question.

To answer your question, I have turned them all equally, but I am going to go back and re-do them all...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-09-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Front end bounce (non Pirelli Scorpion related)

Need a little help here. Front end will begin bouncing at a little over 70 mph and starts to get nasty around 80 mph. Details below of what's been done and not done. I've been through the scorpion...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-30-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11,189
Views: 2,388,520
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Through a combination of store credit, a discount...

Through a combination of store credit, a discount and a little alcohol (a.k.a drinking and clicking) I ended up purchasing a Rekluse EXP from KTMTwins. Finally finished the install today, it was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-25-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By ShoelessJoe
CCT replacement

I just did mine in the middle of doing a valve adjustment so I can't comment on the TDC since I was doing it anyway. Rear one is easy if everything is off. Had to loosen up the oil tank to get at the...
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