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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-10-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,596
Posted By crazycalvin
Does anyone not check the screen in the tank? I...

Does anyone not check the screen in the tank? I never get anything in the screens so last time I changed my oil I left the left gas tank on. I checked the screen in the engine and it looked fine.
Forum: Americas 02-05-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,636
Posted By crazycalvin
I can't stop thinking about it either. It would...

I can't stop thinking about it either. It would be great to go again but i haven't even seen my bike since november due to the fact that there's over two feet of snow in my yard:cry.

Are you...
Forum: Americas 02-03-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,636
Posted By crazycalvin
Hey ADV Fool just remember that the bank is only...

Hey ADV Fool just remember that the bank is only two blocks away:rofl

Enjoy your trip.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-04-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,585
Posted By crazycalvin
Where in Baja was this. I just got back from...

Where in Baja was this. I just got back from there less then two weeks ago and dont remember seeing this place.
Forum: Americas 09-26-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 13,562
Posted By crazycalvin
Made it home to Canada

So I made it home to Edmonton on Thursday night. When we all left Tecate I made it to Las Vegas Tuesday night, 360 miles. Wednesday I made it to 650 miles to Idaho Falls and got a much needed rear...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-20-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,459
Posted By crazycalvin
I do like that highway dirt bike setup, would it...

I do like that highway dirt bike setup, would it clear a tank bag though? I was actually thinking about making something like that with steel at work. I have thought of the touratech setup as well. I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-19-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,459
Posted By crazycalvin
Mounting a Zumo 550 to a 950 Adventure.

So I just picked up a Zumo 550 with the motorcycle cradle but I need to figure how to mount it on the bike. I was planning on using the keyed ACC circuit to hard wire it to the bike. I'm not sure...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-20-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,659
Posted By crazycalvin
Thats the ultimate KTM 950 Adventure S low rider.

Thats the ultimate KTM 950 Adventure S low rider.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-19-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,509
Posted By crazycalvin
Glad to hear it worked for you. I've been way to...

Glad to hear it worked for you. I've been way to busy lately to work on the bike or even ride it:cry
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-17-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,509
Posted By crazycalvin
I had the same problem a few weeks ago and I...

I had the same problem a few weeks ago and I popped the knob off but I lost one of the little steel balls that hold it in place and detent for the adjustment. So if you are curious you could take...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-01-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 438
Posted By crazycalvin
Pissed Help, there's a problem with my suspension.

So I've had my 950 Adventure for over a month now so I thought since I had some free time today I would adjust my suspension. While i was turn the rebound adjuster on my right fork clockwise it just...
Forum: Americas 06-27-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 13,562
Posted By crazycalvin
I was wondering if more people are welcome to...

I was wondering if more people are welcome to come on the trip since it is still on. I would love to go to Baja.

Thanks Calvin
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,671
Posted By crazycalvin
Can't wait to see pictures. I'm going to be...

Can't wait to see pictures. I'm going to be riding the forest trunk road this week end with my Dad. He will be on his KLR and me on my KTM.
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 78,587
Posted By crazycalvin
Good to see you made it to Panama. So is this...

Good to see you made it to Panama. So is this where you'll turn around? Good luck with the return to Canada, I saw in the news that there's massive flooding in Guatamala.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 574
Views: 80,719
Posted By crazycalvin
When your dad who rides a KLR wants to buy one...

When your dad who rides a KLR wants to buy one now:D
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,016
Posted By crazycalvin
If that bike is loud you might want to be careful...

If that bike is loud you might want to be careful when you get to Edmonton or the EPS will give you a ticket.:rofl Lots of talk about that going around again I hear.

What route were you taking...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 24,745
Posted By crazycalvin
If you want one of these you should seriously...

If you want one of these you should seriously look into importing one if you can bring it to the states. There are lots of them here. Dealers still have new 2007's and 2008's that they are selling at...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-29-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,866
Posted By crazycalvin
Before I bought my 950 I to cycleworks and they...

Before I bought my 950 I to cycleworks and they didnt have any brochures for the 990. I asked about the poor running on the 990's and the salesman was trying to tell me how the 990 is far superior...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-11-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,742
Posted By crazycalvin
Im going to agree with everyone else and use a...

Im going to agree with everyone else and use a heli coil.
Forum: Americas 04-29-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By crazycalvin
When are you planning on going? I looking to go...

When are you planning on going? I looking to go there around september and I thinking of taking 2 months for that trip.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-29-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,558
Posted By crazycalvin
I am a young guy too, only 20. Is this your first...

I am a young guy too, only 20. Is this your first bike You plan on getting? My Ninja was my first street bike but I have been riding dirt bikes since I was 12. This summer I will have had the Ninja...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-29-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,558
Posted By crazycalvin
You seem very unsure of the type of bike you want...

You seem very unsure of the type of bike you want it seems. I'm actually selling my Ninja 650R for an Adventure. It was kind of limited off road.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-16-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,474
Posted By crazycalvin
You're right about me asking for a biased opinion...

You're right about me asking for a biased opinion but I've been lurking around here for a while so I've done my research. I see a KTM in my future though.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,474
Posted By crazycalvin
PM replied. I'm just going to hold out until...

PM replied.

I'm just going to hold out until my Ninja is sold and wait to see what else is out there too. Thanks for all the advice.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-12-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,474
Posted By crazycalvin
KLR, not impressed

So I got to take my dad's 2008 KLR for a ride today and I think less of the bike then I did before. So KTM it is.

But my situation now is I talked to the guy who's got the 2007 from my original...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-07-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
Posted By crazycalvin
I was looking at this bike as well. I hope you...

I was looking at this bike as well. I hope you enjoy it.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-06-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,474
Posted By crazycalvin
I am 6 feet tall and I have ridden big bikes...

I am 6 feet tall and I have ridden big bikes before but I think A cruiser is different then an offroad bike. I'm actually too big for my Ninja. When I sit on the bike my knees are bent at over 90...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-05-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,474
Posted By crazycalvin
I remember seeing pics of a ninja 500 like that....

I remember seeing pics of a ninja 500 like that. I just feel like getting rid of the bike though and getting a propper adventure/off road bike. Plus my girl friend doesn't like my Ninja anymore, it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-04-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,515
Posted By crazycalvin
Last year I had a job with this company that had...

Last year I had a job with this company that had a contract with the Canadian Military to restore these heavy trucks. The trucks were made in Austria called Styer and the turbocharger after cooler...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,474
Posted By crazycalvin
So is this rally every year? Seems like a few...

So is this rally every year? Seems like a few guys riding KTM's:evil
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,474
Posted By crazycalvin
Seems like an interesting trip and I was planning...

Seems like an interesting trip and I was planning on going to alaska around the same time but I would take a different route to get to Dawson Creek.

I don't see a KTM coming my way for a while so...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By crazycalvin
Maybe you're just having too much fun and keeping...

Maybe you're just having too much fun and keeping your right hand turned too much:D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,474
Posted By crazycalvin
Why wouldn't I want a hot bike. Plus I've read...

Why wouldn't I want a hot bike. Plus I've read RR's of guys that have ridden these bikes to South America, I believe there are two guys that are members here that are planning on taking there 990's...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-28-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,474
Posted By crazycalvin
I should be able to be able to by this bike, just...

I should be able to be able to by this bike, just need to come up with the money which take a couple of months. Anyone want to buy a 2007 Ninja 650?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-28-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,474
Posted By crazycalvin
I have thought of the 640 Adventure but I don't...

I have thought of the 640 Adventure but I don't know too much about them. I just found a 2001 640ADv for $5299, km's unknown. Don't know if thats a good price or not for that bike.

I live in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-27-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,474
Posted By crazycalvin
I was bitten by the touring bug last summer when...

I was bitten by the touring bug last summer when I rode my ninja to vancouver island from edmonton and I averaged 120km/h (75 mph). I usually go faster then that, something the KLR won't like I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-27-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,474
Posted By crazycalvin
I just have to find someone that wants to buy my...

I just have to find someone that wants to buy my ninja. Once that bike is sold affording the KTM is no problem then. Im not going to be riding with KLR's all the time and I'm a young guy so I like to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-27-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,474
Posted By crazycalvin
I plan on riding up to alaska this year if...

I plan on riding up to alaska this year if possible and central america and maybe south america in the future as well. The thing is if I get the KLR and put a bunch of money in it and just sell if a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-27-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,474
Posted By crazycalvin
What to buy: 990 Adventure or a KLR

This has probably been beaten to death many times before but I would like some advice from people who own the adventure why it is so worth getting one of these bikes.

Right now I'm dealing with a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-14-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By crazycalvin
I just wasn't sure what ABS would be like on a...

I just wasn't sure what ABS would be like on a bike. I rode an 09 CBR600RR with ABS on a test ride but I never felt the ABS at all on that bike but I imagine the ABS on the KTM is different. I like...
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