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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) Yesterday, 09:09 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 56,014
Posted By Mike955i
Pretty much what I figured. Sad, but the 1190 is...

Pretty much what I figured. Sad, but the 1190 is just flat out amazing! :D
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-26-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 56,014
Posted By Mike955i
Just rolled over 2k on my 1190 and have been...

Just rolled over 2k on my 1190 and have been stockpiling farkles for awhile. This weekend was wrenching time:


Powercell Air Intake kit (found just a few specks of dust in the intakes)
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-14-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 56,014
Posted By Mike955i
Good tip, next time! :beer

Good tip, next time! :beer
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-14-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 56,014
Posted By Mike955i
Thanks for the tip, although I did just that and...

Thanks for the tip, although I did just that and could not get the left side lined up easily. I'd hate to be trying to do that in the field after an emergency repair. I'm sure it gets better with...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-14-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 56,014
Posted By Mike955i
Finally picked up an 1190 ADV last month and...

Finally picked up an 1190 ADV last month and started the farkling. But first, a rant:

If I could find the KTM engineer who designed the mounting system for the KTM bash plate (the aluminum one,...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-07-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,540
Posted By Mike955i
Same here, box arrived Friday, I'm waiting until...

Same here, box arrived Friday, I'm waiting until the break-in service to install, looks like a clean and smart product.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-06-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,249
Posted By Mike955i
50 this past June, just added the 1190 and loving...

50 this past June, just added the 1190 and loving it!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-30-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,493
Posted By Mike955i
A high leg kick with the right leg clears the...

A high leg kick with the right leg clears the gear and I can carefully slide into the seat. So long as I have one leg touching I'm good to go.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-29-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,377
Posted By Mike955i
Brand new Gray STD picked up the Saturday after...

Brand new Gray STD picked up the Saturday after XMAS. Added KTM guards (Orange) and a bash plate for just a few hundred over MSRP OTD. Let the farkling begin!!!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-23-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,493
Posted By Mike955i
28" inseam here, and this is what I do on my...

28" inseam here, and this is what I do on my 950ADV when it's fully loaded (ALU panniers, rack and tank bag, wp duffel on the rear seat). With some practice you can ride off the center stand, no...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,921
Posted By Mike955i
Same issue, have a Triumph Speed Triple that I...

Same issue, have a Triumph Speed Triple that I love in many ways but I always feel "out of place" when riding it. Going up for sale because I just don't end up riding it much anymore for multiple...
Forum: Vendors 09-22-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2,556
Views: 876,271
Posted By Mike955i
Order sent. New panniers and fresh paint mean...

Order sent. New panniers and fresh paint mean new ADV stickers required. Thanks...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 151,411
Posted By Mike955i
Great start, and congrats on making this happen. ...

Great start, and congrats on making this happen. Hard to do but SO worth it. In!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-29-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,900
Posted By Mike955i
Congrats, best bike ever! Do the springs up...

Congrats, best bike ever! Do the springs up front, bar riser and a steering damper if you're going to push it off road. Love my 05.5, can't see ever selling it.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-03-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,355
Posted By Mike955i
I rode for ~25 years without one, thinking they...

I rode for ~25 years without one, thinking they were a spendy gimick. Then I had a nasty high speed getoff in deep sand, full tank slapper deceling into a corner. It hurt enough to open my wallet...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-03-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,307
Posted By Mike955i
Same here, love it still!

Same here, love it still!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-04-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,417
Posted By Mike955i
Sidestand switch or FP most likely. I'd say FP...

Sidestand switch or FP most likely. I'd say FP as I experienced the same behavior for about 2 hours before the FP gave up completely and stranded me just outside of Reno. Hope it's an easy fix. ...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,360
Posted By Mike955i
KTM 950 ADV, Triumph Speed Triple, Kawi Vulcan...

KTM 950 ADV, Triumph Speed Triple, Kawi Vulcan 2000 LT Classic, KTM 525EXC. They totally work on the street and are comfortable to walk around in. Use-specific boots are better for that specific use...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,360
Posted By Mike955i
Thumb I have the Canyons, Adventures and other street...

I have the Canyons, Adventures and other street only boots and I wear the Canyons almost all the time. They work well in all situations, look good with the cruiser, and are flexible enough for my...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,103
Posted By Mike955i
+1

+1
Forum: Vendors 03-08-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,411
Views: 144,606
Posted By Mike955i
Just caught this, would also be very interested...

Just caught this, would also be very interested in this approach/product! Nice work, gents....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,881
Posted By Mike955i
Looks nice, and an even cheaper solution to the...

Looks nice, and an even cheaper solution to the dreaded bubble issue. Just ordered 4, might end up doing the rear panels and the front of the tanks (like yours) later. Excellent tip, thanks!
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,988
Posted By Mike955i
This! I'm a 10.5 in "normal" shoes and have the...

This! I'm a 10.5 in "normal" shoes and have the Canyons in US 11, fit perfect. Best boots I've owned, too.... :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 205,919
Posted By Mike955i
2008 BMW R1200RT - Thought this was my "next...

2008 BMW R1200RT - Thought this was my "next bike", great ergos, fit and finish. Rented one for a 3 day weekend and was highly unimpressed. Lacking in power (2 up), I didn't care for the airflow...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-26-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4,439
Views: 651,839
Posted By Mike955i
Interesting thread: Gila Generator at...

Interesting thread:

Gila Generator at Arlington, AZ:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/Mouwerkerk/Our%20motorcycles/IMG_0297.jpg

Coming into Batopilas, Copper Canyon:...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-23-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,660
Posted By Mike955i
I've tried most of the combos out there and (for...

I've tried most of the combos out there and (for the 60/40 split you mentioned) I've settled on the Mefo SE rear and a Dunlop 606 front as the best combo for me. Not as Grippy as the Scorpions on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-21-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 13,797
Posted By Mike955i
GAAHHH!!! I just realized this ride is Saturday...

GAAHHH!!! I just realized this ride is Saturday (not Friday as I thought) and I'm pre-committed on Saturday. Yes, I now realize it says the day in the thread.....I'm an idiot. Very sorry to miss...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-17-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,182
Posted By Mike955i
Been a couple years, but I rented this (wife not...

Been a couple years, but I rented this (wife not included):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/Mouwerkerk/Trip%20Pics/Red%20Bull%20Air%20Races%20-%202007/PICT0043.jpg

to watch these:...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-05-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6,785
Views: 1,719,520
Posted By Mike955i
Thank you for posting that AWESOME article. In...

Thank you for posting that AWESOME article. In almost 30 years of riding I have never loved a bike like I love my 05 950ADV, to this day. I could never have seen a case for me ever selling...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-18-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 13,797
Posted By Mike955i
+1, Glenn could ride, good guy!

+1, Glenn could ride, good guy!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-06-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 13,797
Posted By Mike955i
So In for this one!

So In for this one!
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-02-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,900
Posted By Mike955i
Ouch! Sorry to hear about the injury, heal fast....

Ouch! Sorry to hear about the injury, heal fast. Kinda' glad I had other plans on Saturday now....lol. :rofl
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-23-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,979
Posted By Mike955i
If you truly get into remote backcountry, past...

If you truly get into remote backcountry, past Forest Service roads and graded County roads, the choice is the Montana for it's feature set and ruggedness. If you never get dirtier than Forest...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-04-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 64,682
Posted By Mike955i
Yep, it was a great night in the pines and it...

Yep, it was a great night in the pines and it ended at 1am (Rogue and I were the last to start snoring). Fun ride in, perfect night, great conversations and pancakes and sausages for bfast. Not a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-27-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,314
Posted By Mike955i
I've been running the Dunlop 606 front for a...

I've been running the Dunlop 606 front for a couple of years now and greatly prefer it over the TKC. Stiffer sidewall, wont ding the rim or pinch flat as easily. The only option (IMO) if dirt is...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,467
Posted By Mike955i
Love the pics, nice report, thank you for...

Love the pics, nice report, thank you for sharing. I spend 2 months in Alaska on my 950ADV in 2010; you're report's making me want to go back again... :thumb
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-03-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,700
Posted By Mike955i
Great ride Terry, thanks for putting it together....

Great ride Terry, thanks for putting it together. Had a great time, despite my tumble..... :thumb
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,553
Posted By Mike955i
Sounds like a good ride, I'll be there. :shog

Sounds like a good ride, I'll be there. :shog
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-27-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,778
Posted By Mike955i
Sorry to say, but someone else has come up and...

Sorry to say, but someone else has come up and I'll be doing a different kind of riding this weekend so I'm gonna miss this event. I know, I suck, and I hope she does too. Have a great one! :evil
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-23-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,358
Posted By Mike955i
:clap

:clap
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