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Old 11-05-2013, 11:42 PM   #286
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What happened to KaptinKaos and his build reports? I enjoyed the story so far.
Hey hey!

No, I haven't disappeared off the planet... lol! But... Work has been intense of late and I have been in the field more than I'd like. With Baja in Dec approaching super fast I've been prepping my 450 and ironing out details like a madman in every spare minute I have away from the field. 4 days at home in 90 is tough to plan anything, :( I also had my tussle with the 990 and she won, big time. A little over two months ago I had a gnarly high side which ended up in a broken left kneecap, separated shoulder, chipped pelvis and a majorly wounded pride. I didn't let it get me down long though... was back on 2 wheels less than 2 weeks after doing this:


(Wasn't gonna let a little silly pain slow me down and keep me from training)

Snow is also flying here and I just barely squeaked a test flight in on the 450 once I had the sea level jetting done and everything else on the bike ready. Here it as it sits now waiting to be strapped into a trailer alongside it's riding mate, a WR450, :)



Unfortunately right now the 990 is being used as a side shelf while I sort out gear, lol! Space is limited in my little tiny shop of horrors so I do what I need to.



I did get my TF5 screen from Warren and man, I love it!!! It is as good/better than a Moose because I get a lot less wind on my chest now and still no buffeting.



Don't worry too much about the 990 beiing abused as a sorting bench either... This trip to Baja is a recon ride with a buddy in further prep for a full on trip down there on big bikes. A winter get-away/holiday/recon all in one. A sorely needed holiday I might add... The 450 does have it's own thread, but I haven't been keeping that up either... I think we might make an attempt at doing a RR, but I doubt it. Too much going on for both of us. I will post my tracking page for my SPOT if anyone is interested in where we'll be down there though.

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...S4lVV3smZ6znyr

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Old 11-07-2013, 11:45 AM   #287
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A few more pics of the screen

Took the 990 out for a rip yesterday due to the sunshine and my lack of fear of cold. It wasn't warm, but with my suit on it wasn't too bad either. Never saw another bike, but at least I was riding! Finally got to loosen the forks and straighten the front end completely after I had it all twisted up in the wreck. Feels great now! Damper is fine and doesn't look like I blew the seal out of it which is good news too. Still have yet to replace the slider on the right side tank, but that can wait till it's too cold to ride (a.k.a. -40C)



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Old 04-23-2014, 11:52 PM   #288
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Whelp... Spring is finally here and amidst the CRF450X that I'm prepping for Baja this year, the 450EXC post-Baja servicing and trying to move/find a new house I've managed to dig into the 990 a bit... Such a wonderful beast this bike is! It was the only one in the stable that was road/off road-ready the last week and I missed it dearly. Why, oh WHY do I live in a place where the air hurts my face for 6 months out of the year?

Took the rear wheel off, dismounted the 50% used 908 and am taking it in to be unlaced and have an 18"x2.15" DID hoop going on. I can hardly wait to rip some muck with a real wheel on it! The 130/140 is so square even when new that it feels like one of those choppers with a big back tire on it... Hard to turn in and sluggish on pavement while also being very hefty to maneuver in dirt. This will make my preferred tires (T63's, 908's, 606's, etc) handle much better all around.



This bead... Bane of my tire changes with this girl. Yuck...



Bloody rim is as wide as a 140 908...



Some other mods to do, but so many other things yet to do on both the little bikes... I may put the LED bar I had on the EXC onto the 990, but I need to build a bracket for it first. More to come I'm sure, ;)
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:59 PM   #289
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Did u have to change your chain when u changed your gearing or just adjust the chain tensioner?
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:15 AM   #290
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Did u have to change your chain when u changed your gearing or just adjust the chain tensioner?
No change of chain and a small adjustment on the adjusters. Nothing drastic. Probably going to put a 48T on when I get the wheel back. If I do that I'll have to change the chain for sure though.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:24 AM   #291
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I want to hear more about that windscreen. No buffeting sounds great. What about wind noise?

Where can I find more info on it?

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Old 04-29-2014, 12:13 PM   #292
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I want to hear more about that windscreen. No buffeting sounds great. What about wind noise?

Where can I find more info on it?

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Here.....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=818101

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Old 04-29-2014, 10:22 PM   #293
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I want to hear more about that windscreen. No buffeting sounds great. What about wind noise?

Where can I find more info on it?

ben
Well, I can tell you of the choices I've had (stock, Moose low screen, nothing, TF5 rally screen) I much prefer the TF5. It's protective from the elements, isn't terrible for buffeting for me and looks pretty nice too!

Try getting a hold of Warren at TF5 Rally Screens. His site must be down for maintenance right now, but his facebook page is still up. Be warned though, he's in South Africa and shipping takes an eon, lol! However, the product is GREAT, has withstood a pretty serious wreck and is functionally, for my 6'1" frame, the best choice imo. I think Rade is making CF screens very similar to this one and there are even a few with projector lenses to replace the stock light.

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Old 04-30-2014, 03:10 AM   #294
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I've got a Rade screen sitting in Calgary awaiting install. Unfortunately (or fortunately) my 990 is currently with me here in North Africa. It will be crated in a couple weeks and should be back in YYC the start of July at which time I can bolt on the Rade screen and give some comments on it!
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:07 AM   #295
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I have wanted to ask Baja riders how they like the performance of the single front brake disc setup. Thinking about converting my 2007.

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Old 04-30-2014, 09:24 AM   #296
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I have wanted to ask Baja riders how they like the performance of the single front brake disc setup. Thinking about converting my 2007.

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I read something like this in another post... but...





Single front brake? What am I missing?
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:34 AM   #297
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Lol... I was wondering the same thing. However, that being said and identifying that the front brake is dual, I feel it's too much brake off road. It's easy to lock up the front even on pavement without ABS and mine is non-ABS from the factory. I've also been meaning to replace the brake lines with something that fits anyway so this may be a blessing in disguise.
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Old 04-30-2014, 12:30 PM   #298
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My mistake! I thought I had read that the Baja model came with a single front.

So I am back to looking at SE and 690 Enduro parts as possibilities.
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Old 04-30-2014, 01:02 PM   #299
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My mistake! I thought I had read that the Baja model came with a single front.
You did read that! I was confused in that thread too.
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Lol... It's easy to lock up the front even on pavement without ABS and mine is non-ABS from the factory.
Don't squeeze as hard?
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