ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Orange Crush
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-02-2013, 01:41 PM   #16
crashmaster
ow, my balls!
 
crashmaster's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Girdweed, AK
Oddometer: 4,955
My advtank plate ripped completely off the bike while going through some whoops. Did a trail side fix of securing the tank to the luggage rack with 2 bungee cords that have worked well for, oh, around 40,000 miles. I need to do a permanent fix one of these days.

Lots of good info in the above posts, but mod preferences vary by individual rider. I would just do a side stand relocation kit, a good skid plate, and ride the piss out of it to see what else you would like to do. That way you can better judge what you need to do to the suspenders, ergos, etc.

For me, essential off road mods are: Tuned suspension, wide pegs, side stand kit, Scotts damper. After you bend the hell out of your front wheel you can replace it with an Excel A60, no need to replace it out of the box, it will last a few rides.


I also have learned that generally speaking, the less you mod the guts of the bike, the less problems you will have. Just my opinion.
__________________
Riding the Americas: No Fumar Español
_____________________________________________


crashmaster screwed with this post 12-02-2013 at 01:48 PM
crashmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2013, 09:16 PM   #17
kelds OP
mostly right-side-up
 
kelds's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2013
Location: Vancouver, BC
Oddometer: 114
Looks like the Ralle-moto damper has settings that allow zero dampening on return to centre:

www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=472769

Think this or the scott damper will be my next move after a skidplate.
kelds is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2013, 09:40 PM   #18
Dustodust
Studly Adventurer
 
Dustodust's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Hillsboro Oregon
Oddometer: 775
absolute necessities for serious off road

1. high fender , the stock fender will lock up the front wheel in light mud
2. strong aluminum handguards, (walking sux)
3. S-suspension , the 9xx geometry was designed at s-height it handles like a toad lowered
4. heavy duty rims , 9xx handles best off road with low tire pressure , to run low you will need strong rims

all the rest is optional fluff
__________________
04 KTM 950 S
04 KTM 525 EXC street plated

Dustodust screwed with this post 12-02-2013 at 09:46 PM
Dustodust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 01:14 AM   #19
Bowser
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: London
Oddometer: 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by kelds View Post
That was exactly my concern with getting the wrong damper. Anybody know if the Rallemoto dampers can be set up this way?
I have the rallemoto damper on my bike it works very well, you have three settings. 0 damping on return, 50% damping on return, and 75% (roughly).
It fits in a heartbeat, no trouble at all no special topclamp no extra cost.
Bowser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 06:24 AM   #20
kelds OP
mostly right-side-up
 
kelds's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2013
Location: Vancouver, BC
Oddometer: 114
Wicked

Quote:
Originally Posted by Off Road Ryder View Post
I heard you cant ride a 990 off road.
Do a skid plate and ride the thing, youll figure out what works for you. Thing is, for the most part you really don't know whos on the other side of the keyboard or their "idea" of Off road.
here's mine.
I guess we have similar ideas of offroad, at least as far as singletrack goes. Except up here in BC, the trails are steeper, the rocks rockier and the mud muddier!!
;-)
kelds is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 06:36 AM   #21
kelds OP
mostly right-side-up
 
kelds's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2013
Location: Vancouver, BC
Oddometer: 114
Quote:
Originally Posted by crazybrit View Post
I always end up buying used dirt bikes with Cycra's pre-installed and they always work "well enough" that I'm not tempted to ditch them and start over. The 950 was the first bike I'd bought new ones for and I went for the Highway Dirt Bikes setup. Paul is a member here.
Are the mirrors any good on the highway?
Also, the wind protection looks pretty small for winter riding, but hard to say.
kelds is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 07:19 AM   #22
Konflict Motorsports
KM TUNER
 
Konflict Motorsports's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Redmond, Wa-Thousand Oaks Ca.
Oddometer: 824
Kelds,
I hear you are beyond capable of throwing the big 990 around, and pretty fast as well! Good on ya for taking the 990 out and seeing what it can do!

The list's getting put up in this thread is great, In my opinion getting the basics setup first really improve this bike considerably.

1. Controls- Handlebars, with Tag pillow grips ( I'm partial to the pro taper Pastrana bend or flexx-bars), along with a set of Cycra pro-bend handguards.
2. Footpegs- Pro-Moto Billet's Adventure pegs have worked extremely well for me so far.
3. Skid-Plate- Proper protection is a must! Weld86, Slavens Racing, and Black Dog Cycle works offer good ones.
4. Side stand re locator- Offsets the side stand away from the OEM engine case mount, its cheap and great insurance that'll save you a considerable amount of money down the road.
5. Seat- James Renazco at Renazco Racing is the man to see. He is the top seat builder in the US, and is a pretty fast 990 rider himself.
6. Suspension- I've heard you are taxing the suspension. These bikes are under sprung in the front, and over sprung in the rear. There can be night and day performance gains with this, once the bikes setup usually a gear or two higher can be carried through the rough chop. There's a lot of tuners on the west coast that can help you with this.
7. Auxiliary lighting- The stock lighting system just sucks. If you want the best LED lighting solutions out there, talk with Darryl from Cyclops Adventure-sports. I'm running their extreme long range race light, and nothing else compares.
8. Steering damper- Scott's Performance is the best out there in my opinion.
__________________
Konflict Motorsports & Suspension www.KonflictMotorsports.com
The Heavyweights- http://youtu.be/rsz74wpatFo
Konflict Motorsports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 07:52 AM   #23
JerryIUP
Team Wanker
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Safety Harbor, Florida
Oddometer: 278
Great info guys, keep it coming. Learning a lot from people who actually ride is really satisfying. Cheers!
__________________
"Riding, Mediocrity, and Excessive alcohol can help all attain a rewarding life" TEAM WANKER®

08' KTM 450 EXC-R
11' KTM 990 Adventure-R
JerryIUP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 08:27 AM   #24
Off Road Ryder
Beastly Adventurer
 
Off Road Ryder's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Kent Wa
Oddometer: 1,993
Quote:
Originally Posted by kelds View Post
I guess we have similar ideas of offroad, at least as far as singletrack goes. Except up here in BC, the trails are steeper, the rocks rockier and the mud muddier!!
;-)
You guys up there are blessed. Ive raced many 24hr events up there.
Mcknutt?? is my favorite area.
So we will see you racing at the Desert 100 then correct?
__________________
When Quality matters,Its all about choices.
Cyclops Performance LED Vendors thread
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=839163
www.cyclopsadventuresports.com
1-800-624-0278
Off Road Ryder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 09:29 AM   #25
kelds OP
mostly right-side-up
 
kelds's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2013
Location: Vancouver, BC
Oddometer: 114
Quote:
Originally Posted by Off Road Ryder View Post
You guys up there are blessed. Ive raced many 24hr events up there.
Mcknutt?? is my favorite area.
So we will see you racing at the Desert 100 then correct?
That Dessert 100 looks like fun! You just might!
kelds is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 09:41 AM   #26
crazybrit
Beastly Adventurer
 
crazybrit's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Oddometer: 8,443
Quote:
Originally Posted by kelds View Post
Are the mirrors any good on the highway?
Also, the wind protection looks pretty small for winter riding, but hard to say.
I didn't get the HDB mirrors. Fine for a plated dirt-bike but for the 950 I wanted something larger; I use Neduro's DoubleTake mirrors. I think they are an excellent product.

Regarding the issue of wind protection. I think the plastic deflectors on the HDB are comparable in size to other brands. In case it's not obvious; with any triple-clamp-mount (HDB/Bonz/Fastway) you're trading the ability to not rotate in a crash (damage your hand) with the ability to rotate the angle of the guard to suit your preferences. Endless room for debate on the pros-cons of each.
crazybrit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 10:58 AM   #27
Off Road Ryder
Beastly Adventurer
 
Off Road Ryder's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Kent Wa
Oddometer: 1,993
Quote:
Originally Posted by kelds View Post
That Dessert 100 looks like fun! You just might!
Sweet we need more entries or the class will die.
__________________
When Quality matters,Its all about choices.
Cyclops Performance LED Vendors thread
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=839163
www.cyclopsadventuresports.com
1-800-624-0278
Off Road Ryder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 11:04 AM   #28
Apple Jam
Forest Flyer
 
Apple Jam's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Mt Hood mud flow
Oddometer: 6,121
Quote:
Originally Posted by Off Road Ryder View Post
Sweet we need more entries or the class will die.
Dammit ...I can't let that happen....
Looks like Health Insurance might happen soon for me, like it or not.
so.....I might look into that D100....
__________________
..
"got no problem with keeping truly roadless areas as wild....
On the other hand, if it has been logged or mined and roads already exist,,
...then that land should be open for public use" (peterman)
Apple Jam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 11:46 AM   #29
Off Road Ryder
Beastly Adventurer
 
Off Road Ryder's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Kent Wa
Oddometer: 1,993
Quote:
Originally Posted by Apple Jam View Post
Dammit ...I can't let that happen....
Looks like Health Insurance might happen soon for me, like it or not.
so.....I might look into that D100....
Im going to get you in one of these races sooner or later
For the rest of you that are on the west coast, the Desert 100 is one of the biggest draws in off road motorcycle racing on the west coast.
If you want to really task yourself and your big KTM come on up or down and enjoy a great weekend..
I can remember a certain someone ..cough.. cough... on here who was wanting to do two laps at the 100 and was wondering why we where only racing one.. Well he found out after riding the race. This isn't your California desert..
Sorry to thread jack you kelds, but there's no better off road riding or a test of equipment than racing your big bike.
__________________
When Quality matters,Its all about choices.
Cyclops Performance LED Vendors thread
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=839163
www.cyclopsadventuresports.com
1-800-624-0278
Off Road Ryder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 04:46 PM   #30
kelds OP
mostly right-side-up
 
kelds's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2013
Location: Vancouver, BC
Oddometer: 114
Quote:
Originally Posted by Konflict Motorsports View Post
Kelds,
I hear you are beyond capable of throwing the big 990 around, and pretty fast as well! Good on ya for taking the 990 out and seeing what it can do!

6. Suspension- I've heard you are taxing the suspension. These bikes are under sprung in the front, and over sprung in the rear. There can be night and day performance gains with this, once the bikes setup usually a gear or two higher can be carried through the rough chop. There's a lot of tuners on the west coast that can help you with this.
I'm pretty good at getting stuck in the mud and somersaulting down gravel hills, anyway.
I'll pm you about the suspension.....that makes sense, even with the preload up, it still dives like crazy when the front touches down or hits something, while the back never seems to feel like it's giving enough.
kelds is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014