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Forum: Latin America 06-08-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By mattawa88
Bike rental in Argentina or Chile?

I'd like to rent three bikes in Argentina or Chile next February for a three week ride.
KTM Adventure 990, BMW 800, BMW 1200 preferred.
Who do you guys suggest?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-27-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,719
Views: 86,482
Posted By mattawa88
Glad you guys got home safe!

It was good seeing you guys at Terminal Gravity, your day was quite different from ours.
We had a leisurely ride up the pavement from Orofino to Joseph.
New to me, BMW GS 1200 Adventure, first...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-31-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,719
Views: 86,482
Posted By mattawa88
Pretty nice backyard we have! Been playing with...

Pretty nice backyard we have!
Been playing with the new 1200 GSA a little bit. Yesterday afternoon was beautiful.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-11-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By mattawa88
Thanks guys, This info will help me save some...

Thanks guys,
This info will help me save some time and money!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-11-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By mattawa88
Thanks Jason! I'll give it a look Brent

Thanks Jason!
I'll give it a look
Brent
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-11-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By mattawa88
Chitty-Chitty- Bang-Bang Ignition problem- 06 950

My 950 has a short in the ignition system. At low revs it cuts out when I hit a bump. Just for an instant then backfires and runs. Much worse in the wet.
I've got the kickstand switch bypassed and...
Forum: Australia 10-07-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,247
Posted By mattawa88
Thanks for the warning.... My wife and I hit a...

Thanks for the warning....
My wife and I hit a deer a few years back. Didn't go down but it ruined the weekend.
Forum: Australia 10-05-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,247
Posted By mattawa88
Thanks for the replies, I always get great ride...

Thanks for the replies, I always get great ride tips from advrider. We've had some great times in little out of the way places that a person would likely just pass by.
We are renting the bikes for...
Forum: Australia 09-30-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,247
Posted By mattawa88
Ride tips - Melbourne to Perth????

My son is an exchange student from the USA studying in Margret River, WA and some friends and I are planning a ride to include visiting him. We are planning to ride from Melbourne to Perth starting...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-23-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
Posted By mattawa88
Four old motorcycle racers goin' for a ride ...

Four old motorcycle racers goin' for a ride
Their favorite winter time places are gettin to hot
Baja, Sonora and Copper Canyon are out.
Glad we rode them when we could.
Death Valley, Arizona,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,761
Posted By mattawa88
A piece of 3/8 black rubber gas line about 1 1/2"...

A piece of 3/8 black rubber gas line about 1 1/2" long stayed on my shift lever for 30,000 miles in place of the rubber piece.
Brent
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-22-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
Posted By mattawa88
Hey Guys, Thanks for the replies, I'll plug...

Hey Guys,
Thanks for the replies, I'll plug them into our rough ride plan.
Brent

JJustJ, I'm not sure if there is any skill left after the long Idaho winter.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-14-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
Posted By mattawa88
Gonna spend a week in Utah, What should I see?

Four of us will be riding our KTM 950's in Utah this spring, second week of April.
We like dirt roads, jeep trails and single track. Gonna start out in Moab.
Suggestions of place to go, see, stay,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 30,955
Posted By mattawa88
I live about 90 miles from Riggins so I rode down...

I live about 90 miles from Riggins so I rode down Friday night with a friend. We planned to just check out the rally and spend the weekend riding. Everytime I've signed up for something like this I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-05-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 30,955
Posted By mattawa88
I'll be there

I'll be there
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-05-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,070
Posted By mattawa88
Hey Hammer, How ya been? I got me a wolf...

Hey Hammer,
How ya been?
I got me a wolf tag. Seasons open now and it'll never close, as far as I'm concerned. So feel free to get one and use my tag!
I killed two deer on my 950 about 2 months...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-03-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By mattawa88
Thanks, Dad! You are a genius! I'll get one...

Thanks, Dad!
You are a genius!
I'll get one ordered.
I was riding my 9fiddy someplace I probably should have been and clipped some heavy brush.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-03-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By mattawa88
Help! I broke off my right mirror, I'm to cheap to buy the mastercylinder!

I broke off the mirror mount boss that's cast into the front brake master cylinder.
I want to remount the mirror, but I don't want to pay for the whole mastercylinder.
Any Ideas?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-03-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,101
Posted By mattawa88
Mine was the sidestand switch. It would cut out...

Mine was the sidestand switch.
It would cut out even on smooth paved roads, but disabling the switch cured it.
Forum: Alaska 07-20-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,373
Posted By mattawa88
Hey Guy's We just got back from an awesome...

Hey Guy's
We just got back from an awesome trip!
We picked up the bike (BMW 1200GS from AKrider) Sunday morning and cruised out to Wasilla to meet an old friend of mine for lunch. Mid-afternoon we...
Forum: Alaska 06-30-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,373
Posted By mattawa88
Thanks for the info Here is our tenative plan ...

Thanks for the info
Here is our tenative plan
Sunday 7-12 day one
Pick up bike in Anchorage. Head for Denali, if the weather is good, stay in Talkeetna and fly over the park.
If not ride into...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-24-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By mattawa88
I gassed it up yesterday while I was on a ride,...

I gassed it up yesterday while I was on a ride, pulled out on the pavement looked both ways and ripped off a good 4 gear wheelie.
No stall, no stutter, perfect.
Slowed back down to 5 over the speed...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-23-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,333
Posted By mattawa88
I'm 6'4" and the KTM works fine for me. I made a...

I'm 6'4" and the KTM works fine for me. I made a taller, wider windscreen, got a Renazco seat and put bar risers on.
My wife likes to ride with me on the KTM, we've put in some 500 mile days.
I'm...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-21-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By mattawa88
Hey Beartooth, Good choice, you'll love that...

Hey Beartooth,
Good choice, you'll love that bike.
If it's anything like mine the only problem is it doesn't like to go home!
There are so many great places to explore around this part of the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-19-2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,010
Posted By mattawa88
Shortbusrider, good point! I had two...

Shortbusrider, good point!
I had two ninefiddy's for a while.
One nice new orange '06 that still had round wheels. It was my streetbike.
An silver '04 model that had been sightly used, it was my...
Forum: Alaska 06-18-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,373
Posted By mattawa88
Thanks for the replies. Boy, you guys have some...

Thanks for the replies.
Boy, you guys have some great ideas!
Wish I had more time.
I've been trying to get my wife to let me ride up from here and save on the bike rental. It's only 2800 miles...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-17-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By mattawa88
I'd say take care of the water pump and the fuel...

I'd say take care of the water pump and the fuel pump before you go.
I've had both go out on my '06.
Carry the old fuel pump for a spare.
Better carry a water pump rebuild kit along.
The torque...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-17-2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,010
Posted By mattawa88
Arod, those days were the most fun. We lived...

Arod, those days were the most fun.
We lived out in the country, my buddies had bikes and my dad kept us in gas!
I totally wore out yz80's, my dads Cheney Triumph race bike, and when I was 13 I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-17-2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By mattawa88
MY 950 had a similar problem on a long ride to...

MY 950 had a similar problem on a long ride to Baja.
Turns out that I managed to pinch the carb boot with one of the hose clamps, caused a wicked air leak once it cut all the way through.
I'm not...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-16-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,010
Posted By mattawa88
I love this bike! IMHO it will do it all. ...

I love this bike!
IMHO it will do it all.
I've rode hillclimbs, motocross tracks, off- road race courses. Sand washes, snow drifts, steeep downhills, forded rivers..
Diced w/ corvettes and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-16-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By mattawa88
Dogtown, Good point, I think I'd run about 140...

Dogtown,
Good point, I think I'd run about 140 miles on that tank when I noticed the fuel starvation.
I'll try it with a full tank.....probably loop out!
Forum: Alaska 06-16-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,373
Posted By mattawa88
A week in AK, what to see?

My wife and I are flying to Anchorage next month, renting a BMW GS and going for a ride. We've got the bike for 6-7 days.
I lived on the Kenai penninsula in the 80's and 90's, so I want to show her...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-16-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By mattawa88
Thanks for the replies. Cannisters are gone,...

Thanks for the replies.
Cannisters are gone, vent hoses end right below the airbox.
Been riding two up a lot, don't get real long wheelies with the missus on board. could be something that occured...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-16-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By mattawa88
Fuel starvation after nice long wheelies?

I've got an '06 950 adventure, just lately it's started to suffer from fuel starvation after long ( 3-4 gear) wheelies. It didn't do this for the first 15k miles.
I can't make it starve out without...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-06-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 27,486
Posted By mattawa88
I joined the group this morning that was riding...

I joined the group this morning that was riding back roads from Asotin to Oxbow dam. Strickly last minute, I just tagged along to Joseph.
It was a blast, got my riding fix in on a day ride.
I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-18-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,719
Views: 86,482
Posted By mattawa88
I haven't been on here in a while. I live in...

I haven't been on here in a while.
I live in Orofino, don't have as much time to ride as I'd like.
Still managed to get 45,000 miles so far on two differnt KTM 950's
Beautiful day, gonna leave in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-17-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,979
Posted By mattawa88
As long as I'm within 200 miles of the bunker,...

As long as I'm within 200 miles of the bunker, the KTM may be the best way to get home!
Got an idea for a kevlar windscreen, with holsters built into the back for a pair of .45's :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-17-2009, 08:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,224
Posted By mattawa88
Happy Trail! The panniers have a great design,...

Happy Trail!
The panniers have a great design, tuck in much tighter than the others, 7" narrower than the Gobi's. The beveled bottom edge gives you a lot more clearance just where you need it.
I've...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-15-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By mattawa88
Hey Sidewaze 1965, It was good to meet you...

Hey Sidewaze 1965,
It was good to meet you folks on our Death Valley ride.
We managed to ride about 800 miles of bad road in in the park. Highlights were Mengle pass, the Saline salt tram jeep...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-12-2008, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By mattawa88
Thanks, AZuwere! Just the kind of info I was...

Thanks, AZuwere!
Just the kind of info I was looking for.
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