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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Today, 05:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,934
Posted By RoundOz
Maybe I missed it...

....but no one seems to have mentioned the difference the center stand and/or suspension length makes. My Standard 09 rests with about 3" of clearance under the back wheel. That makes the angle that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-23-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By RoundOz
My solution to the gaping hole scenario

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2813/9061935211_e7c4c4dbe1.jpg (http://flic.kr/p/eNLMCg)image by -Roundoz- (http://flic.kr/p/eNLMCg)
At the time there was nothing around for fuel or tools that fitted...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-21-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12,109
Views: 2,676,901
Posted By RoundOz
Hahaha....that's pretty shiny for a KLR wheel!

Hahaha....that's pretty shiny for a KLR wheel!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-21-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12,109
Views: 2,676,901
Posted By RoundOz
of course for us cheapskates....

....the harbor freight wheel balancer stand is less than half the price. Comes with an axle. Some user reviews say theirs had bearing/shaft problems...mine was fine. Check it out before you leave the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 88,731
Posted By RoundOz
Very sweet.....

Nice work Orange! Good job thinking your way round the few issues you had, although I understand the attitude of those who thought a kit that costs as much as a KLR should be installable by a monkey...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-15-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,384
Posted By RoundOz
So....

...very slow coolant loss, no sign of white film on the clear clutch cover and no wavy pleats.....seems another likely culprit could be a bad seal on the radiator cap.
Thoughts?
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,780
Posted By RoundOz
Oh ok....good to know about that limitation too....

Oh ok....good to know about that limitation too. I do a lot more skimming than reading these days...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,780
Posted By RoundOz
Modify?

By that you mean you cannot change cell values?The site says you can upload and download maps, so I don't see that as a big disadvantage as it seems to me you could carry a limitless number of maps...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 88,731
Posted By RoundOz
Maybe?

Hard to judge sizes but they sure look similar to these I have used from the Shack:

http://www.radioshack.com/interlocking-connectors
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-13-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3,198
Views: 548,945
Posted By RoundOz
this got buried...

Thought I would try a disinterment.
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,780
Posted By RoundOz
Bueller.....

Anybody....anybody...?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-07-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3,198
Views: 548,945
Posted By RoundOz
Cannot say I remember reading about anyone...

Cannot say I remember reading about anyone getting great mileage with an akro map....
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,780
Posted By RoundOz
Functionality?

Other than the obvious benefits of screen size, are there things missing from the Android version compared to the pc version?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-07-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3,198
Views: 548,945
Posted By RoundOz
Functionality?

Other than the obvious benefits of screen size, are there things missing from the Android version compared to the pc version?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-07-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,607
Posted By RoundOz
Functionality?

Other than the obvious benefits of screen size, are there things missing from the Android version compared to the pc version?
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 88,731
Posted By RoundOz
South Central Nebraska? There is no better dirt...

South Central Nebraska? There is no better dirt riding around.... if you like flat straight gravel and perfect weather (I think we had 3 days of it last year...maybe 4).

Thanks for the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12,109
Views: 2,676,901
Posted By RoundOz
Careful with the silicone...

Standard Silicone is not the most oil resistant gasket maker out there, although it suffers a lot worse from gasoline. There are a lot of modified Silicones that claim better oil resistance (though...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 88,731
Posted By RoundOz
cost $

So Orange,
Sorry if you have this in the first few pages. If so I missed it. What is the cost of the kit all up and what other changes would you say are must-haves for soft-core adventure touring,...
Forum: Vendors 03-15-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 307,295
Posted By RoundOz
Heat shields

More details of the heatshields shown in the video please. Mounting? Offered as separate items? Price?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-27-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12,109
Views: 2,676,901
Posted By RoundOz
Just so you know, the relocation kit is a...

Just so you know, the relocation kit is a necessity for any 9x0, imho. No bash plate (except one that incorporates sidestand relocation (?) ) is going to prevent too much pressure on the foot of the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-11-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 943
Posted By RoundOz
Check out the Mosko Moto stuff. It's a cut above...

Check out the Mosko Moto stuff. It's a cut above anything I have seen. They have a thread here.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,725
Posted By RoundOz
Did your buddy have any trouble with the rear...

Did your buddy have any trouble with the rear subframe, or had it been strengthened? That's one of my worries with mounting liquids so far back...I try to keep heavy stuff on the rear seat if I can...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-27-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,725
Posted By RoundOz
It's not just the miles till the next gas station...

...in many parts of the States there are long distances between non-ethanol stops, or places with >87 octane fuel. Yes I have had to run both vegie-juice and low testosterone fuel with no permanent...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,737
Posted By RoundOz
Hey Qwik

Sorry or happy to hear about your changes, however that went for you....it's a big messy deal either way. Bright side...should give you more throttle time....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By RoundOz
on your second question....

....it's because you are not in a cartoon or sitcom.
if this was a serious question then the serious answer is a lack of sufficient pressure. 12 volts is not enough voltage pressure to drive...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3,198
Views: 548,945
Posted By RoundOz
Android app?

Can you explain more about your use of the Android app please.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-20-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 12,109
Views: 2,676,901
Posted By RoundOz
Wow....at $2k it makes it a little easier to...

Wow....at $2k it makes it a little easier to ignore my Safari tanks' quality control issues :eek1
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-16-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 107,166
Posted By RoundOz
That size is kinda small for that bike. However...

That size is kinda small for that bike. However you need to do more reading about how Lithium batts work...in cold temps they work much better after they supply some heating current for a while,...
Forum: Vendors 01-01-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 307,295
Posted By RoundOz
My take....

....on tankbags:
Size and shape are such personal preferences, so either a couple of choices or expandable. The tiny ones allow more room for the wedding tackle while standing on a 9x0, but honestly...
Forum: Vendors 01-01-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 307,295
Posted By RoundOz
Got mine yesterday!

Backcountry bags...wonderful construction! Very impressed. I bought them sans mounting plates...I hope to engineer my own system to tuck them in tight on the Jesse racks...if it all fails I will...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,706
Posted By RoundOz
Here is my take on it from when I did my initial...

Here is my take on it from when I did my initial research, some time ago so if anyone can chime in to correct my poor recollections...a Google search with advrider in it will find the relevant...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-30-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,706
Posted By RoundOz
If...

...I took it off it wouldn't make much difference 95% of the time. How important that other 5% is?....well...
forgetting to turn it off in the dirt then suddenly having no brakes on a downhill with...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-13-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12,109
Views: 2,676,901
Posted By RoundOz
Results???

So what fuelling improvements have you seen? My main issue is a dead spot around 3-4000 rpm where the bike hunts at cruising speed on 55-60 mph highways. Is the single O2 sensor a problem or do you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-07-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By RoundOz
Mine was

My "local" dealer (8 hour round trip) replaced mine under warranty. It required them to do a swath of tests on it and me to put a credit card scan on record with them to cover the possibility of the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-06-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,347
Posted By RoundOz
+1 for the 270 deg crank if it has to be a...

+1 for the 270 deg crank if it has to be a parallel twin. I rode a friends TRX850 years ago. Truly a beautiful note and feel to the engine -almost all the feel and character of a 90 deg Italian (and...
Forum: Vendors 11-30-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 307,295
Posted By RoundOz
Well I haven't tried tractor beams yet but the...

Well I haven't tried tractor beams yet but the number of things I have added to bikes, cars and trucks over the years without any modification is pretty small. Many items i build myself from scratch....
Forum: Vendors 11-28-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 307,295
Posted By RoundOz
Very cool....thank you for that Doug!

Very cool....thank you for that Doug!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-28-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3,198
Views: 548,945
Posted By RoundOz
Rotty map

I installed the Rottweiler map from their website...assuming it is still there. I don't think this map (for 2-1) is as smooth as it could be. I have had a vibe problem between 4-6000 rpm since then,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-28-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12,109
Views: 2,676,901
Posted By RoundOz
Always suspected the deadweight of fuel or water...

Always suspected the deadweight of fuel or water on the rear rack was a bad idea...may not ever fit my biggest pelican topcase again, even though my mount puts about a third of the weight forward of...
Forum: Vendors 11-28-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 307,295
Posted By RoundOz
Yes I see these dimensions. Previous experience...

Yes I see these dimensions. Previous experience tells me that there is usually some variation between all manufacturers quoted sizes and the final dimensions after the bags have been fitted, loaded...
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