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Old 05-02-2014, 07:56 AM   #316
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Either a 660RR or a 950RR of course, :)
Or smth like this:





Lyndon Poskitt's new toy (lucky bastard!), details and more pics here: http://www.adventure-spec.com/defaul...egory/the-bike
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:30 AM   #317
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Lyndon competed on a 450 Factory R in the Dakar. He rode his 950 to and around North Africa, Dakar. Big difference.
Now, he is off on a truely big adventure on his hand built 690 Rally Factory replica.

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One other tidbit, Pyndon did the Dakar on a 950... with DUAL brakes, lol! Skill has a lot to do with everything and well, my skill isn't as high as his, ;)

Braking distances in snow are much decreased too, ;)

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Old 05-02-2014, 10:23 PM   #318
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Lol... Yes, I forgot... 450RR not a 950RR. :) And yes, Africa, not Dakar, lol!
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Old 05-03-2014, 05:34 PM   #319
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Fender

What's the main reason you went to a raised fender kit?
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:04 PM   #320
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What's the main reason you went to a raised fender kit?
Mud... Alberta gumbo to be specific, lol! Had a low fender on my Dakar for years and fought with it every spring. Get enough of our lovely clay mud in there and the front wheel stops turning. Figured I'd forgo that pleasure with this bike. High fender works great! I will probably swap it back on if I intend on doing a mostly paved trip though just to keep the spray off my legs when it rains.
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:31 PM   #321
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Mud... Alberta gumbo to be specific, lol! Had a low fender on my Dakar for years and fought with it every spring. Get enough of our lovely clay mud in there and the front wheel stops turning. Figured I'd forgo that pleasure with this bike. High fender works great! I will probably swap it back on if I intend on doing a mostly paved trip though just to keep the spray off my legs when it rains.
Ah, that's what I figured. We don't too much of that in the Southwest Deserts. Thx
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:02 PM   #322
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RAD Manufacturing pulled through and got me this quickly, I've been having fun being a total hooligan on my street legal 450's, but I really miss the 990 and it makes me stare longingly at the pile of parts and disassembled back end of it, lol! Ta-daaaa! Dropping it off to be laced and trued in the AM. I am in the middle of a move right now and just don't have the time or room to do it myself, :( My guys owe me a few hours anyway, ;)

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Old 05-08-2014, 07:31 PM   #323
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RAD Manufacturing pulled through and got me this quickly, I've been having fun being a total hooligan on my street legal 450's, but I really miss the 990 and it makes me stare longingly at the pile of parts and disassembled back end of it, lol! Ta-daaaa! Dropping it off to be laced and trued in the AM. I am in the middle of a move right now and just don't have the time or room to do it myself, :( My guys owe me a few hours anyway, ;)

Of all of the things I can do to a motorcycle, lacing a wheel is something I've never learned to do. I know it isn't rocket science, but still.

Any reason you can't use the stock spokes if the bike is fairly new?

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Old 05-09-2014, 10:51 AM   #324
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Of all of the things I can do to a motorcycle, lacing a wheel is something I've never learned to do. I know it isn't rocket science, but still.

Any reason you can't use the stock spokes if the bike is fairly new?

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Lol, lacing a wheel is tedious... Very tedious. A decent trueing stand isn't expensive (~$80), but a spoke torque wrench can be. If you consider the time needed though and you plan on doing more than one wheel it's worth it to save paying shop rates. Great way to spend a snowy winter day, lol!

The stock wheel center is shorter than a normal skinny rear 18" by about a half inch. The stock spokes were about that much too short to really have a good amount of thread contact in the nipples. I did order spokes and they are long enough, but forgot to check off heavy duty spokes so the ones I have are pretty sloppy in the spoke holes. RAD has a second set on its way to me now. I just wanna ride this beast, :( The wait will pay off though and as is normal in modifying stuff it's a learning process, ;)
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:07 PM   #325
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Rear 2.5" wheel

Well, now she's a 990ADV-SE!!! What a difference!!! Just a short recon ride, but it turns like I would expect it to, handles great in the loose stuff and doesn't feel sluggish in the bum anymore, lol!

Stock 4.25" compared to the 2.5"



Gratuitous a$$ shot,



I'm probably going to head south on a solo trip soon to hook up with some buddies in Spokane, Seattle and then on down to San Fran. Mostly paved the way there, hence the T63 on the back. I'l put a T63 on the front now too. When I get down to San Fran I'll pop on something more dirt friendly like some Michelin Deserts or 908's as the guys I'll link up with will want to head out to the desert and/or do some trails in Mendocino or similar areas. This bike is aaaaaaalmost what I want it to be. Suspension and probably ditch one of the front calipers are about all that's left.

Bled the brakes amongst other servicing today while waiting to pick up the wheel and only one caliper bled dark... Leads me to believe I definitely have WAY more brakes than I need or use. Might not be a mod for everyone, but after seeing the brake fluids and interpreting that one caliper is basically dead weight, I'm for sure on side for that mod now.

Sexy b!tch...

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