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Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2006, 03:20 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 31,777
Posted By Foto Veloce
That's pretty cool (or. wait.. it's hawt!). ...

That's pretty cool (or. wait.. it's hawt!). How much weight does that save off of the stock beer-keg exhaust?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2006, 12:41 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 31,777
Posted By Foto Veloce
Ah, that makes more sense. So the boxed in area...

Ah, that makes more sense. So the boxed in area between the two outlets has some degree of muffling in it? Sorry if this has already been hashed.. I've been watching this thread for months and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2006, 11:21 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 31,777
Posted By Foto Veloce
What's with the fake right can? Seems like...

What's with the fake right can? Seems like wasted weight and wasted space. If the idea is to 'balance' the look of the bike, why not make that a waterproof container (or is it)?

Of course,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-31-2006, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By Foto Veloce
Whoo hoo!! OK. The tubes should be here...

Whoo hoo!! OK. The tubes should be here tomorrow!!

Parts Unlimited (who pretty much distributed everything to everyone in the US still hows the Pirelli tubes on back-order until the 22nd. I've...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-28-2006, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By Foto Veloce
Damn.. this rocks. WTF can't any of the stores...

Damn.. this rocks. WTF can't any of the stores around here take 2 seconds to try this???

I'll place some orders when I get home tonight and hopefully will have the Toomer back on the road in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-28-2006, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By Foto Veloce
HELP!!!! Where to get tube for 150/70R18 tire!!

ARG!!

My bike has been down a month now without a new rear tube for my tire. The local shop here can't seem to find them.. the local KTM dealers look at me like I'm from Mars when they try to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-05-2006, 12:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,603
Posted By Foto Veloce
Yeap.. my 05.5 has BEHR rims on it too. Met a...

Yeap.. my 05.5 has BEHR rims on it too. Met a guy on Wednesday that had one hell of a bend in his front end from Baja.. I'd hate to have that happen on my trip. I've not yet checked my frame.....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-05-2006, 12:08 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 24,994
Posted By Foto Veloce
On my last trip from WA -> CA I was getting about...

On my last trip from WA -> CA I was getting about 200->220 on a tank and taking 5.2 to fil up (so that's about .5 gallon still in there!). That's working out to be right near 40 MPG.. I'm pretty...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-05-2006, 12:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,803
Posted By Foto Veloce
Very cool. I have the KTM crash guards which I...

Very cool. I have the KTM crash guards which I intend to keep, and was considering adding the carbon protectors too but this might be just what I need in combo with the crash guards.

Do you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-05-2006, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,823
Posted By Foto Veloce
Quick and easy fix for mine

Well, my starting was getting worse and worse over the last few days. Finally on Tuesday it was just barely starting at all and I was getting very frustrated. Even cold it was getting hard to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-26-2006, 04:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,823
Posted By Foto Veloce
3200 miles on bike. Oil & filter at 640 miles ...

3200 miles on bike.
Oil & filter at 640 miles
Full service at 2040 (exhaust valves were tight)

No problems with hot-start until 2nd day of trip started right after service. Pops A LOT on decel...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-26-2006, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,823
Posted By Foto Veloce
I just had my bike serviced and immediatly took a...

I just had my bike serviced and immediatly took a 2200 mile trip to CA. First couple of days where fine. However when I got to CA after my first fillup it's been really hard to start up (even when...
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2006, 08:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,443
Posted By Foto Veloce
Wow.. good eye there man. Having spent years in...

Wow.. good eye there man. Having spent years in the 4x4 community.. if ya see that, left for future use... it's a pretty good run :clap

Wow dude. Way more ballz than I with the Toomer (so far). ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-16-2006, 08:05 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,375
Posted By Foto Veloce
Every good fire deserves a bit of a rekindling...

Every good fire deserves a bit of a rekindling from time to time. :amazon

I'm in the process of moving and figured it was a good time to get the KTM serviced. Today I had a buddy of mine follow...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2006, 02:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,302
Posted By Foto Veloce
Ah.. well.. good on you then! :clap I can...

Ah.. well.. good on you then! :clap I can understand the desire to get in there and see how it works, fix it up and take for a spin. Hell.. I didn't learn what I did about my 2-smokers by...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-12-2006, 02:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,163
Posted By Foto Veloce
Quite nice looking, the optional / accessory...

Quite nice looking, the optional / accessory mounts are a great touch. :clap Did you contract RMS to make them or is it something they have paterns/jigs to make more?
Forum: Vendors 04-11-2006, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,246
Posted By Foto Veloce
Anything guys? TT is still out of stock,...

Anything guys? TT is still out of stock, Adventure Workshop does not seem to have a listing for a plate.. time is right to move some product.. I for one am very interested, although I too have the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-11-2006, 11:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,163
Posted By Foto Veloce
I have the Gobi's that came stock on some '05...

I have the Gobi's that came stock on some '05 models. Nice bags. Great latches and great for shorter trips but I'm looking at getting the 41L TT's (I have a 30L TT top case that I really like) for...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2006, 11:45 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,971
Posted By Foto Veloce
I too wish you luck. I had a Dell craptop. It's...

I too wish you luck. I had a Dell craptop. It's now in a PC recycler somewhere. I won't buy another.

overheating / burning power supplies, flakey hinges with stuff popping off, rubber feet fell...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2006, 02:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,747
Posted By Foto Veloce
As many have said (I just picked this one at...

As many have said (I just picked this one at random) if you can work it a small DS is a great companion to the big fiddy. I myself keep a little Zuki DR250S around for the single track hammering...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2006, 02:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,302
Posted By Foto Veloce
Last time time mine went I was ripping across a...

Last time time mine went I was ripping across a lake, max speed.. enjoying the evening and suddenly the ski lost power and stopped. Hit the starter and it just whirred. You know that's bad.. :( ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2006, 11:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,302
Posted By Foto Veloce
Having had 2-smokers for a while and having seen...

Having had 2-smokers for a while and having seen similar damage to engines I'm guessing detonation. Ever time I lunched a motor it looked just like that. Busted up edes on the pistons from...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-09-2006, 01:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By Foto Veloce
Does everything I ask of it, no matter where or...

Does everything I ask of it, no matter where or what.

It's a great conversation starter (especially when packed for a trip).
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2006, 11:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,714
Posted By Foto Veloce
Geez.. I'm loosing my mind looking all this...

Geez.. I'm loosing my mind looking all this bitchen riding and I'm stuck doing the 'right thing' working... frick.. it's about time for papa to get some irresponsible!!! :clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-06-2006, 04:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,072
Posted By Foto Veloce
Yesterday I spotted one of the Wolf-Satz parked...

Yesterday I spotted one of the Wolf-Satz parked on the side of SR-16 in an unmarked car, door open just enough for him to turn around and LIDAR all the traffic heading south. This was around 2:00pm...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2006, 12:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,714
Posted By Foto Veloce
Thank you thank you thank you!! Dying to do the...

Thank you thank you thank you!! Dying to do the trip this year. If you could someone find a way to send me your route.. I'd like to try it, or even some general directions so I can lay them out on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-06-2006, 11:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,123
Posted By Foto Veloce
Yes, I believe this is true. Even my BMW riding...

Yes, I believe this is true. Even my BMW riding buddy is looking forward to me buying a 2nd KTM so when he visits he can ride it! :lol3
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-04-2006, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By Foto Veloce
BUMP. Because I'm interested too! I've heard of...

BUMP. Because I'm interested too! I've heard of a FS road the paralleles I-90 but crosses the range at a much higher elevation. I do NOT have any first hand knowlege of it though. And yes.. I-90...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2006, 10:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,495
Posted By Foto Veloce
Let us know how that works out.. I don't want...

Let us know how that works out.. I don't want to get Ducati loud (been there.. deaf from that) but a bit more rubble would be enjoyable from time to time. Right now the loudest thing is tha...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2006, 10:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,043
Posted By Foto Veloce
Cool chain guide! Hm.. I got rid of the wife...

Cool chain guide! Hm.. I got rid of the wife but kept the cutting boards.... time to do some fabricating!! Thanks for the good pics too.. that's very helpful. Any trick, tips or things you'd...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2006, 10:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,123
Posted By Foto Veloce
I commute on mine EVERY day. No issues and for...

I commute on mine EVERY day. No issues and for some reason the girls on the ferries seem to think the bike is bad-azz too.. :) The only downside to the commuting is the milage takes a bit hit (at...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2006, 10:26 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 46,353
Posted By Foto Veloce
Dang, as a new nine-fiddy owner as of this year.....

Dang, as a new nine-fiddy owner as of this year.. I hope I get one of those in the mail.. especially since I just sold my house and am moving.. crap.. it'll probably come to the cheap-ass bastards...
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2006, 01:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By Foto Veloce
Very cool. Last year I ran out of gas in...

Very cool.

Last year I ran out of gas in Dunsmuir CA at 2:00am. You'd think there would be gas on I-5 but nothing for 50 miles. Dunsmuir is nearly a ghost town but by some divine providence a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-03-2006, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4,116
Views: 1,002,738
Posted By Foto Veloce
Wow.. how increditly Cold War. Ominious...

Wow.. how increditly Cold War. Ominious looking. Was there a mountain or ridge on the other side to receive the signal or something? Looks like the remains of a transmitter building at the foot...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2006, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By Foto Veloce
ER... hey have 'GORTEX' right on the front of the...

ER... hey have 'GORTEX' right on the front of the right leg and a silvery anti-burn (nomex maybe) patch on the lower right leg where some bikes (like KTM's) have exhaust. Never thought about THAT...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2006, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By Foto Veloce
I got a set of Tecnic and they ARE waterproof...

I got a set of Tecnic and they ARE waterproof with gortex lining.. but.. sounds like you want something lighter? IMHO, any lighter and you should be looking at leather since you could get a pretty...
Forum: Vendors 04-01-2006, 09:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,631
Posted By Foto Veloce
Dang.. I just might have the time available and...

Dang.. I just might have the time available and the extra funds.. what's the URL!??!?! I scanned the 4 pages but did not see it. Sounds interesting. :norton
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2006, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By Foto Veloce
Many bikes, many tens of thousands of miles...

Many bikes, many tens of thousands of miles without a single hydraulic clutch failure. None of them Magura (I guess the 950's might be one). If I had a cable I'd carry and extra for sure. ...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2006, 09:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,678
Posted By Foto Veloce
I don't know but it sounds like he's got a BBW...

I don't know but it sounds like he's got a BBW that needs some lovin... :crash
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2006, 08:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,678
Posted By Foto Veloce
Honda.. anything that makes sense to a...

Honda.. anything that makes sense to a motorcycleist is basically out of the question for them. Besides 'Rockets and Raptors' is NOTORIOUS!!! (re-read that three times) for thier Photoshop...
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