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Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 38,759
Posted By Fiddlestix
This is awesome! I have an old 1974 Yamaha YZ 360...

This is awesome! I have an old 1974 Yamaha YZ 360 sitting in the garage I'd love to restore. I wish I had your skills.. :cry

Dave
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-20-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,899
Posted By Fiddlestix
Poo...none of this will work for me. I used USAA...

Poo...none of this will work for me. I used USAA bank for the financing...and they don't have any brick and mortar locations.. :cry

Thanks for the advice everyone!

Dave
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-19-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,899
Posted By Fiddlestix
How do you sell y our bike if you still owe money

Hey gang...let's just say...I may want to sell my 2010 KTM Adventure R...but I still owe the bank money. How does all that work if I want to sell it? Is it as complitcated as I think? Do you have to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,545
Posted By Fiddlestix
It looks like deer poop. If it tastes like...

It looks like deer poop. If it tastes like apples..it's deer. If it tastes nutty..it's most likely porcupine.. :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-24-2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 11,194
Views: 2,390,743
Posted By Fiddlestix
Steverino, you crack me up! :roflVery festive!...

Steverino, you crack me up! :roflVery festive! :clap
Forum: Trip Planning 12-19-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,146
Posted By Fiddlestix
Awesome! I never would have thought that this...

Awesome! I never would have thought that this would work! I can't wait to try!!!

Thanks!

Dave
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-17-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,123
Posted By Fiddlestix
Wow! Thanks for all the replies everyone! I...

Wow! Thanks for all the replies everyone! I really do appreciate it! What I'd prefer to do is drop about 40 or 50 pounds, that would most likely help a lot!! :D But it sure does take a long time......
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11,194
Views: 2,390,743
Posted By Fiddlestix
Hey xcflyn! What seat is that? I see you are a...

Hey xcflyn! What seat is that? I see you are a tad shorter than I am, and I'm guessing that seat is a bit lower than stock? I hate to say it, but I'd be happy if I were a bit closer to the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,123
Posted By Fiddlestix
Does an aftermarket seat really make that much of a difference

Hey Gang!! I did a short 3 day trip this past summer, which was my first ever! Day 1 and 2 were ok so far as my butt was concerned...but day 3...I's gots to tell ya, was very uncomfortable. It felt...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-16-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Fiddlestix
I actually did due West this past summer. I rode...

I actually did due West this past summer. I rode over to Benton Harbor and up to Saugatuck then to Grand Haven...it rained cats and dogs on me for 3 days. Wow, did that suck. It was my first ever...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-16-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Fiddlestix
Hey kentnothstine....I'm riding a KTM 990...

Hey kentnothstine....I'm riding a KTM 990 Adventure R..

I did pickup the book "Motorcycling Across Michigan". There are quite a few good rides in here. The book is geared towards street bikes...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-15-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,908
Posted By Fiddlestix
Hmm...I can only access the main page of...

Hmm...I can only access the main page of http://crispydesigns.co.uk/, I can't seem to view anything else..it times out. :cry
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-12-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Fiddlestix
Cool! Thanks Spicholy! :1drink Dave

Cool! Thanks Spicholy! :1drink

Dave
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-11-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Fiddlestix
Detroit to Traverse City?

Hey Gang!! I'm in the beginning stages of planning the Circle Tour of Lake Superior and my first leg will be from Allen Park Michigan, just south of Detroit, to Traverse City. I'd like to take mostly...
Forum: Hacks 11-25-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,662
Posted By Fiddlestix
This one will be mine!!! Awesome! :clap

This one will be mine!!! Awesome! :clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By Fiddlestix
Hey ironworks, it's strictly because of the...

Hey ironworks, it's strictly because of the height. The bike is definately kick @ss!! I've only taken it on one short 3 day trip..and it was definately a blast! I need to get out more.. :huh
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-16-2011, 05:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By Fiddlestix
I own a 2010 990R, and it is TALL! I'm 5' 10" and...

I own a 2010 990R, and it is TALL! I'm 5' 10" and I can't touch the ground with both feet...I have to go on tippy toes. That makes it less enjoyable to ride around town, to work etc. Have you ever...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,131
Posted By Fiddlestix
ROFL! I can just see a bear sitting in front of...

ROFL! I can just see a bear sitting in front of this bin...pondering the note...then pondering his paw...and still being confused... :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-19-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,775
Posted By Fiddlestix
That's just wrong on sooo many levels! :rofl

That's just wrong on sooo many levels! :rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-01-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By Fiddlestix
Thanks guys! I appreciate the info! Dave

Thanks guys! I appreciate the info!

Dave
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-01-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By Fiddlestix
Hey, I got mine from Wally at Wheelsports in...

Hey, I got mine from Wally at Wheelsports in Reynoldsburg Ohio. It's a 2.5 hour drive though, so I don't think I'd want to drive down just for service. I have about 2000 miles on my bike, and I was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-01-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By Fiddlestix
KTM Adventure R Service near Detroit

Hey Gang! I can't seem to find anyone who services KTM Adventures anywhere near Detroit Michigan. Does anyone know of any place near? :huh

Thanks!

Dave
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-28-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,433
Posted By Fiddlestix
Yup! That was it!! Thanks Chuck! :freaky

Yup! That was it!! Thanks Chuck! :freaky
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-28-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,433
Posted By Fiddlestix
Thanks guys! That one isn't the one I've seen...

Thanks guys! That one isn't the one I've seen though. The one I remember had smaller red buttons, and was looked much more like a factory installed piece of equipment. The one in the links above...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-28-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,433
Posted By Fiddlestix
Buttons on handlebars for trip odo

Hey gang! I've seen a few pics of people with little buttons mounted on the left side of their handlebars that control their tripmeter. Does anyone have any idea if that's a kit and if so, where can...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-28-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,163
Posted By Fiddlestix
I've seam sealed mine but took my time doing it....

I've seam sealed mine but took my time doing it. You can hardly notice the glossy on the seams. I took it on my measly little left coast of Michigan 3 day ride a few weeks ago and it rained on me...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,173
Posted By Fiddlestix
Thanks for the reply Bronco! I'll take a look at...

Thanks for the reply Bronco! I'll take a look at those other boots you're recommending!

Dave
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,173
Posted By Fiddlestix
TCX X-Square Boots - opinions?

Hey Gang!

I currently own a pair of Sidi Adventure Rain boots, and they perform very well. However, it turns out I spend a lot of time on my bike commuting to and from work, only 12 miles each...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-21-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,820
Posted By Fiddlestix
Does anyone "practice"?

Hey gang..the other day I was thinking of going across the street to an old parking log to practice sharp turns, figure eights etc on my bike. I've ridden mostly dirt when I was a lot younger, and I...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,784
Posted By Fiddlestix
Is this called serendipity? ...

Is this called serendipity?

http://news.yahoo.com/motorcyclist-crashes-helmet-law-protest-dies-120444840.html
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-03-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,999
Posted By Fiddlestix
Hey guys..thanks for trying to help. I guess my...

Hey guys..thanks for trying to help. I guess my point is the manual says and shows something that just wont work on my bike. It's clearly not only showing, but saying to push the chain up! When I do...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,469
Posted By Fiddlestix
Ain't that the truth!! By the 3rd day of my last...

Ain't that the truth!! By the 3rd day of my last trip I had to stop every 30 miles... :lol3

Dave
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,684
Posted By Fiddlestix
Rofl...I have the same pant and I really like...

Rofl...I have the same pant and I really like them. The crotch does get a bit cool on chilly days though! :D Oh yea...I'm not sure why I thought the side pockets were waterproof...but they're not!!...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-02-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,999
Posted By Fiddlestix
Eek How to adjust my chain

Hey gang...dumb question here. But on page 92 of my owners manual, it says to check the chain tension by:


Lean the Motorcycle on the side stand
Shift the transmission to neutral
Push the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-30-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,147
Posted By Fiddlestix
Holy Crap!! Why is it pretty much all KTM's give...

Holy Crap!! Why is it pretty much all KTM's give me a woody?!? :D

I do admit I miss my 2 stroke riding from when I was a kid...a KDX 175 and a CR 250...but isn't it a pain to have to mix? Do you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-30-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,147
Posted By Fiddlestix
Did I mention I weigh 225? These bikes seem a bit...

Did I mention I weigh 225? These bikes seem a bit spindly. :D

Dave
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-30-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,147
Posted By Fiddlestix
Looking for a 2nd bike

Hey gang, I currently own a 2010 990R, and I'm thinking I may need a second bike! :D I would like a smaller bike that's more dirt oriented, yet street legal. I'm thinking something like the...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,981
Posted By Fiddlestix
My first mulit-day trip a few weeks ago, and by...

My first mulit-day trip a few weeks ago, and by day 3 I was having to stop every 30 miles...no kidding. My butt was killing me! I think my seat is a vinyl wrapped cinder block. I'm willing to try...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,687,630
Posted By Fiddlestix
Here's my bike loaded for 4 days. Rained every...

Here's my bike loaded for 4 days. Rained every day on me. :huh

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-wy7Jk3xe01g/TgxecbmExOI/AAAAAAAAAFw/eDL4q3L3JnM/s800/IMAG0245.jpg

And here's my camp
...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,784
Posted By Fiddlestix
Aaaannndd...because newspapers, or reporters in...

Aaaannndd...because newspapers, or reporters in general, who report on only the information they want, whether it's true or not, annoy the heck out of me.... It's very easy to find reports that say...
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