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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-30-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,039
Posted By darrendeep6
I got my VooDoo set up over the winter and waited...

I got my VooDoo set up over the winter and waited until early spring to install. Install went really well, however the HID didn't ignite. Ian helped me diagnose it via email and I actually learned...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-30-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By darrendeep6
Here's the deal my friend. If you go up or down...

Here's the deal my friend. If you go up or down one or two spring sizes the stock valving will work. Anything outside of that the valving is useless. The stock springs are .48s, you'll need .70s. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-19-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12,199
Views: 2,736,553
Posted By darrendeep6
That is a Brittania Composites Voo Doo kit. It's...

That is a Brittania Composites Voo Doo kit. It's a real nice set up. I went for the big wattage lights.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12,199
Views: 2,736,553
Posted By darrendeep6
CJ Designs

CJ Designs
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 12,199
Views: 2,736,553
Posted By darrendeep6
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z9/darrendeep6/...

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z9/darrendeep6/image.jpg3.jpg
More gooder lights
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 12,199
Views: 2,736,553
Posted By darrendeep6
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z9/darrendeep6/...

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z9/darrendeep6/image.jpg1.jpg
More betterer cooling
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 12,199
Views: 2,736,553
Posted By darrendeep6
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z9/darrendeep6/...

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z9/darrendeep6/image.jpg2.jpg

Front fender - nice
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-22-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,716
Posted By darrendeep6
This^ Usually valving is good for one spring...

This^

Usually valving is good for one spring size up or down. It amazes me the number of compromised suspension set-ups people run. The stock KTM fork set-up is bad, like BMW bad :huh
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-12-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By darrendeep6
I just went through this with my Adventure. The...

I just went through this with my Adventure. The springs that come in that are rediculous. Putting .48kg springs in a 460 lb. bike is at BMW level of suspension idiocy. Based on your weight you're...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-12-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,618
Posted By darrendeep6
Ahh welcome to ethanol hell! Just kidding:D. ...

Ahh welcome to ethanol hell! Just kidding:D. There are some issues with ethanol as you have previously stated. For the most part if the material that the ethanol fuel blend comes in contact with...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,874
Posted By darrendeep6
I didn't know ADV Rider had a squids section :lol3

I didn't know ADV Rider had a squids section :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-11-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,708
Posted By darrendeep6
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z9/darrendeep6/...

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z9/darrendeep6/imagejpg3.jpg

I also pressed these nylon spacers into the fenders to keep them from moving around as the fork guards really need a nut with a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-11-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,708
Posted By darrendeep6
When it warms up, I'll throw a lick of paint on...

When it warms up, I'll throw a lick of paint on them to match the clevices and all will be good in my world. Here is a link to his website, really great guy.

http://www.afterhourscycle.com/
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-11-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,708
Posted By darrendeep6
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z9/darrendeep6/...

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z9/darrendeep6/imagejpg5.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-11-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,708
Posted By darrendeep6
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z9/darrendeep6/...

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z9/darrendeep6/imagejpg4.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-11-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,708
Posted By darrendeep6
The owner of my local shop is a bit of a...

The owner of my local shop is a bit of a fabricator and made these for me

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z9/darrendeep6/imagejpg2.jpg
They mount up real nice, they do off-set the fork...
Forum: Racing 12-29-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 48,612
Posted By darrendeep6
Shouldn't be to hard to shop around for a Doc at...

Shouldn't be to hard to shop around for a Doc at a Quick Care with questionable morals to fill it out. It's not like you're shopping around for a pill script :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-24-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,265
Posted By darrendeep6
I disagree with your disagreement :D. If you...

I disagree with your disagreement :D. If you only go up one size on the springs you will be probably be ok. The bike suffers from being way under sprung with .48s and suffers from a complete lack...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-24-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,781
Posted By darrendeep6
Generally you can go one spring size up or down...

Generally you can go one spring size up or down from the current setting without a revalve. If you change more than this a revalve is required. The farther you change from the...
Forum: Racing 10-30-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 31,088
Posted By darrendeep6
This^

This^
Forum: Racing 01-23-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,197
Posted By darrendeep6
RawHyde Adventures

If you're looking for a fully supported tour, RawHyde Adventures does Dakar tours. They provide a BMW GS and they have a support vehicle with a medic on staff. All lodging is pre-arranged. I think...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-03-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 60,066
Posted By darrendeep6
DOT race tires are slicks with grooves. They are...

DOT race tires are slicks with grooves. They are also used as intermediate rain tires. Depending on the class you are racing will determine the tires you will run. I know some people that buy...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-03-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 60,066
Posted By darrendeep6
Just my first hand experience racing WERA and...

Just my first hand experience racing WERA and using at least two (2) rear tires and one (1) front every weekend. It was common practice that race control would let a rider with new tires enter the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,324
Posted By darrendeep6
I have traveled to RMNP is Estes a couple times...

I have traveled to RMNP is Estes a couple times and camped at Longs campground above 7000ft. A couple mornings the bike acted like it didn't want to start like you describe(cold/high altitude). I...
Forum: Racing 12-30-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,264
Posted By darrendeep6
Thank you for sharing. If you make another...

Thank you for sharing. If you make another attempt what would you do differently to prepare if anything?
Forum: Racing 12-21-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,804
Posted By darrendeep6
Very cool write up. I spent the better part of...

Very cool write up. I spent the better part of this year competing in AMA District 14 enduro, hare scrambles and family enduro series, so I know first hand what you've been going through. Michigan...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-10-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,917
Posted By darrendeep6
ABS sux

You ever been on a gravel strewn steep downhill two-track when you forget to turn it off? Feck me :huh when I saw 990 Adv Bajas didn't have it, sold. If you plan on riding more street then maybe,...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By darrendeep6
They started with Showa and switched in '10 to WP...

They started with Showa and switched in '10 to WP to address reliability issues. My buddy has had both and blown both and he's not a big huckster either.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 493,974
Posted By darrendeep6
In general terms, you can go one (1) spring rate...

In general terms, you can go one (1) spring rate up or down before a revalve is required. So if the rider requires only one spring sizes to address his sag/preload issues then the standard valving...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 25,472
Posted By darrendeep6
There are countless reports of Ohlins failures on...

There are countless reports of Ohlins failures on big adventure bikes. I like Ohlins components on my race bikes, but they receive regular maintenance and don't get nearly the abuse they would get...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-28-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,617
Posted By darrendeep6
I believe he was referring to the relocation...

I believe he was referring to the relocation bracket. Once you start bending them they get weaker.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-28-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,617
Posted By darrendeep6
Wanker :D

Wanker :D
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-28-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,953
Posted By darrendeep6
I agree with your sentiment about increased...

I agree with your sentiment about increased service intervals when riding in the dirt. I think the issue is the dirt is bypassing the filter. A lack of maintenance would clog filters and cause poor...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,165
Posted By darrendeep6
That's funny, Shell gas is recommended by BMW(Top...

That's funny, Shell gas is recommended by BMW(Top Tier fuel). When my K1300 developed an ethanol sensitivity they told me to use Shell :deal
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-27-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,953
Posted By darrendeep6
Looks like KTM has taken some lessons from BMWs...

Looks like KTM has taken some lessons from BMWs BETA program. This sux, this is exactly why I bought the last model year 990. I'm certain it will get sorted out, issues like this usually do. It's...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-13-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6,787
Views: 1,764,037
Posted By darrendeep6
Agreed!

Agreed!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-13-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6,787
Views: 1,764,037
Posted By darrendeep6
I ride with hard boxes. I've worked with a lot of...

I ride with hard boxes. I've worked with a lot of new riders and the overwhelming impulse is to pack too much gear. The side panniers get full first then the gear gets piled up on top of the bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 532,334
Posted By darrendeep6
That is nice. It's also comforting to see TT...

That is nice. It's also comforting to see TT come out with plug and play ESA suspension components. It will make it a lot easier for folks to upgrade their OEM suspension or replace their failed...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-13-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6,787
Views: 1,764,037
Posted By darrendeep6
A top box with the addition of a huge gear bag...

A top box with the addition of a huge gear bag and panniers are usually indicators of inexperience in loading a big adventure bike for any significant off road adventure. I also said YMMV. So if...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-13-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 6,787
Views: 1,764,037
Posted By darrendeep6
Um, the bike pictured has just about every bag or...

Um, the bike pictured has just about every bag or box an individual can put on a bike. Usually that means the individual is in store for a suffer fest in any significant off-road adventure. Unless...
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