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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-01-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,221
Posted By rburkat
6'4" , 270lbs

6'4" , 270lbs
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-07-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 268,962
Posted By rburkat
Oh that's me riding Star trail in Colorado. That...

Oh that's me riding Star trail in Colorado. That was a few years ago when we didn't really know how to ride a 990 yet!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-07-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 268,962
Posted By rburkat
It's in Merritt. Great riding in that area right...

It's in Merritt. Great riding in that area right in the city.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-06-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 268,962
Posted By rburkat
A fun climb on my 990R. That 990 sound is just...

A fun climb on my 990R. That 990 sound is just music to my ears!
<iframe width='600' height='450' src='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/embed/402892/?colors=c80000' allowfullscreen...
Forum: Canada 03-12-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By rburkat
Well I'm in the same boat as you guys. Broke my...

Well I'm in the same boat as you guys. Broke my ankle cycling 15 years ago, took 3 surgeries to get it together right, and at the end they fused my tib/fib bones above the joint, but not the joint....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-02-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By rburkat
IMHO the 4.25 as many have mentioned squares out...

IMHO the 4.25 as many have mentioned squares out the tire profile too much on a number of the tires like the 908rr. This means that when you lean the bike you are riding on a small edge which is not...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-25-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,457
Posted By rburkat
The front wheel is fine, but dents easily. You...

The front wheel is fine, but dents easily. You can ride it till you beat it up and then upgrade. The rear seemed pretty tough. The main reason to upgrade the rear from 4.25" width to 3.5" is that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-25-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,457
Posted By rburkat
Mine is complete. I can now say, I only have to...

Mine is complete. I can now say, I only have to put gas in it :)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-25-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,457
Posted By rburkat
I updated the list with priority of 1,2,3. 1...

I updated the list with priority of 1,2,3. 1 being most important or first to get.
Of course based on the type of riding you do some of the priority shifts around.
Some of the items in 1, like the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-25-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,457
Posted By rburkat
I believe most of the list is in USD. So that's...

I believe most of the list is in USD.
So that's about $35,000 canadian!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-25-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 268,962
Posted By rburkat
2 990s in Dumont having fun. <iframe...

2 990s in Dumont having fun.

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-25-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,457
Posted By rburkat
KTM 990 mods and prices. ( don't let your wife see this! )

So I went over my bike and added up the add ons. This excludes the things I bought that didn't quite work out and ended up being tossed. This is pretty much what our whole crew runs.
:cry
...
Forum: Racing 02-02-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,029
Posted By rburkat
Hey adv crew. I was out there to try again this...

Hey adv crew. I was out there to try again this year, on a smaller bike, Husky te300, and I finished. Wahoo!

Much harder race course than last year. The "beginner" morning lap this year was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-21-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,840
Posted By rburkat
Couple of pulleys and a bit of rope and you can...

Couple of pulleys and a bit of rope and you can vertically lift a 990....with your teeth if need be. :D

http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p4pb11603278/p4pb11603278.jpg
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-17-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,968
Posted By rburkat
I have used this one https://www.fpracingusa.com/...

I have used this one https://www.fpracingusa.com/
and liked it. Easier pull, and also adjustable on the fly.

I eventually switched to a short one http://www.midwestme.com/ which works great for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-04-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,130
Posted By rburkat
Dear KTM, please make the next mid sized bike do all this...

Now that the forums are separated from the 1190 I can post this without feeling guilty of making all the 1190 folks feel bad.

Maybe it's the winter weather outside that's making me nostalgic. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-30-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,862
Posted By rburkat
The R originally had more travel catering it more...

The R originally had more travel catering it more to the offroad rider. If you are buying something with more travel because you ride more aggressively off road, you also DON'T want abs.
The last...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,892
Posted By rburkat
@scott, thanks for the info. What is the...

@scott, thanks for the info.

What is the recommended warming procedure? Should one just keep trying to start it to warm it up, or perhaps turn on the lights/high beam for a couple of minutes...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-20-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,892
Posted By rburkat
Hi Antigravity, thanks for the info on the...

Hi Antigravity, thanks for the info on the internals. I actually have bought and ran, antigravity, shorai, and earthx batteries and am curious if you have any info on how the earthx technology and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-10-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,440
Posted By rburkat
Matt, that is great video of the single track....

Matt, that is great video of the single track. Sorry you crashed. It looked like a pretty hard smack. No wonder you weren't into it later on in the day.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-02-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,440
Posted By rburkat
Just for you Matt, we reach into the archives and...

Just for you Matt, we reach into the archives and pull out the trail side Romanian moonshine infused fuel pump rebuild with KTM Fucktory engineers.

KTM Fucktory special tool part #OSO100003000...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-30-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,004
Posted By rburkat
Oh to think back to the day when I was so naive...

Oh to think back to the day when I was so naive worrying about crash bars and scratches.

http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p5pb4960843/p5pb4960843.jpg

Now it's all about performance, adventure and fun...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 11-27-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,440
Posted By rburkat
Ohh, I almost forgot to check in! Greetings...

Ohh, I almost forgot to check in!
Greetings OSOs from the great white north.
http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p4pb11624216/p4pb11624216.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-10-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19,779
Views: 8,387,044
Posted By rburkat
It was really good practice for throttle control...

It was really good practice for throttle control and balance riding in the snow.
Especially there on climbs the most important thing is to keep the bike tires perpendicular to the ground. Every...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-10-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 268,962
Posted By rburkat
For those that are about to ride all year round,...

For those that are about to ride all year round, we salute you.

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-10-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19,779
Views: 8,387,044
Posted By rburkat
Thanks man. Here is some action.... <iframe...

Thanks man. Here is some action....
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-10-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19,779
Views: 8,387,044
Posted By rburkat
I already knew that the KTM 990 was a dirtbike...

I already knew that the KTM 990 was a dirtbike and a trials bike, but now it's also a snowmobile. With some fresh knobbies on fresh powder we were surprised how far we were able to take it in the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-24-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,193
Posted By rburkat
I have both the woodys 1.6 front and rear 2.5 and...

I have both the woodys 1.6 front and rear 2.5 and if you have them built with the stainless spokes, the wheels are heavier than the stock wider ones. fyi
Forum: Canada 09-21-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 772
Posted By rburkat
Need 18" tire in Nelson area. Stuck

One of our group split a rear tire on a 990.
We're stuck in Nelson
Any inmates in the area have a 18" rear we could buy?
Don't want to wait till Tuesday for shops to open
One of us can come pick...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,822
Posted By rburkat
You should put your 990 for sale immediately so...

You should put your 990 for sale immediately so someone can actually ride it and have fun with it. Don't waste this 990 life by making it a starbucks queen. It's the worst thing that could happen...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-03-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,599
Posted By rburkat
Can you pass on to us the reasoning for the no...

Can you pass on to us the reasoning for the no split reason?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-01-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,599
Posted By rburkat
I agree. Why not make it like the Gspot...

I agree. Why not make it like the Gspot section...it has 2 sub categories.

Orange Crush
Adventure dirt bikes (9xx)
Adventure street bikes (1190, 1290)

In all seriousness it's just about...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-29-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,993
Posted By rburkat
My bike had that same battery here. Left my bike...

My bike had that same battery here. Left my bike like this for about 16 hours ( had to walk out )

http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p4pb10110865/p4pb10110865.jpg

Got there the next morning, and it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-13-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,366
Posted By rburkat
Nice foot peg, but it's made from aluminium which...

Nice foot peg, but it's made from aluminium which is soft and weak. Bought these, glanced a rock, and they just fell apart around the pin area. Not much strength/material there at all. Big waste...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 409,499
Posted By rburkat
I decided to pull the trigger on the large earthx...

I decided to pull the trigger on the large earthx battery, as my previous shorai died.


Here are some pics comparing the stock, shorai, earthx ETX36C
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-12-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 268,962
Posted By rburkat
Here is another 990 doing weird things at the...

Here is another 990 doing weird things at the Shane Watts school.

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-10-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 268,962
Posted By rburkat
180 on a 990

I was trying to figure out a pivot turn on a 990. It's doable.

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-03-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,077
Posted By rburkat
It LIVES! Here is a video of the first start...

It LIVES! Here is a video of the first start after the engine tear down...

<iframe width='960' height='540' src='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/embed/373763/?colors=c80000' allowfullscreen...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-30-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,590
Posted By rburkat
The best way to check this is to pull the...

The best way to check this is to pull the connector on the radiator, and short the connector to ground it anywhere on your bike. ( the connector is on the right side of your bike at the bottom of the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-30-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,590
Posted By rburkat
How do you figure? A fuse costs about $0.05 and...

How do you figure? A fuse costs about $0.05 and there is a spare one in the glove box usually. It takes a minute to change just by opening the glove box.
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