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Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 967
Views: 212,857
Posted By Velvet
What brand of clutch slave is that?

What brand of clutch slave is that?
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 212,857
Posted By Velvet
It's most likely 450 watts. That seems to be the...

It's most likely 450 watts. That seems to be the standard on all 990 LC8's.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-15-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 136,696
Posted By Velvet
I have a s**tload of bikes right now so I can...

I have a s**tload of bikes right now so I can definitely wait. I'm looking to downsize considerably and I want a reliable travel bike that gets good fuel mileage, has cruise control, and easy to do...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-15-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 136,696
Posted By Velvet
Ok...I like the 12,000 way more than the 6,000 as...

Ok...I like the 12,000 way more than the 6,000 as previously quoted.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-15-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 136,696
Posted By Velvet
Thanks, Shawn. Though the magazine has...

Thanks, Shawn.

Though the magazine has mis-quoted figures a number of times before, I'm still amazed that they can be so far off. I'm sure that you got the correct figures out of the manual...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-15-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 136,696
Posted By Velvet
I checked out the MCN test for the '15 XCX and I...

I checked out the MCN test for the '15 XCX and I have some questions for the '15 owners in this thread:

1. The test lists the routine maintenance at 3,000 miles. Is that true? That figure seems...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By Velvet
I have a new factory black fender that may work. ...

I have a new factory black fender that may work. PM sent.
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 967
Views: 212,857
Posted By Velvet
Good info. Thanks!

Good info. Thanks!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-09-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By Velvet
Definitely. Just had that happen after having...

Definitely. Just had that happen after having some work done at a dealer.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-08-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,225
Posted By Velvet
Yep, I remember when you bailed.

Yep, I remember when you bailed.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-08-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,225
Posted By Velvet
Yeah, definitely. Tim sold me the 950SE and the...

Yeah, definitely. Tim sold me the 950SE and the 990S. I was not a happy camper when things went south with Badlands. :cry I seriously considered buying the shop at the time, but since I would...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-08-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,225
Posted By Velvet
Not to hijack the thread....but are you referring...

Not to hijack the thread....but are you referring to Tim King that had the shop in Las Cruces, NM?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-08-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,225
Posted By Velvet
Back in March of 2008 I bought a new 950 SE then...

Back in March of 2008 I bought a new 950 SE then a week later I did an impulse buy of a new 990 ADV S. I still have both of the bikes with no immediate plans on selling either. Both bikes have...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-04-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 271,045
Posted By Velvet
Wow...I wish that I would have had that kind of...

Wow...I wish that I would have had that kind of luck with the Beemers that I've had.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-02-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 271,045
Posted By Velvet
I couldn't agree more with your view on the...

I couldn't agree more with your view on the subject. I would absolutely love to be down to one bike.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-02-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 271,045
Posted By Velvet
If all the bikes are paid for and you are wanting...

If all the bikes are paid for and you are wanting to thin down a bit, I personally would sell the 800 Tiger and Thruxton, keep everything else and not buy a 1290SA.

To me, the 800 Tiger overlaps...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-30-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 271,045
Posted By Velvet
That is absolutely sickening!!! :puke1

That is absolutely sickening!!! :puke1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-30-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,852
Posted By Velvet
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-30-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 271,045
Posted By Velvet
Ouch....that really hurts. :cry But...

Ouch....that really hurts. :cry But unfortunately Its not too far from the truth for a lot of people in this country.:eek1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-30-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By Velvet
Nice set up. That rack looks relatively close to...

Nice set up. That rack looks relatively close to the Moose Racing version thats available. I may have to look into getting one of those.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-28-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By Velvet
Can you please post photos of that rack setup? ...

Can you please post photos of that rack setup? Thanks!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-25-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Velvet
My 990 has 12,000 miles on the clock and I'm...

My 990 has 12,000 miles on the clock and I'm thinking about a preventative rebuild because I'm planning to do about 8,000 to 10,000 on the bike this riding season.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-24-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Velvet
Out of cuiosity, how many miles were on the bike...

Out of cuiosity, how many miles were on the bike when this happened?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 28,092
Views: 5,629,422
Posted By Velvet
Most likely its a multi bike discount. Dunno...

Most likely its a multi bike discount. Dunno which company you have but GEICO does that.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-22-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 28,092
Views: 5,629,422
Posted By Velvet
I'm with GEICO on all of my bikes and I cannot...

I'm with GEICO on all of my bikes and I cannot recall seeing anything about a 500 mile limit as well. I really don't see the point of that. Though I generally dont ride that miles in a day anymore,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 212,857
Posted By Velvet
Email sent on this setup.

Email sent on this setup.
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 967
Views: 212,857
Posted By Velvet
The solid white kinda works for me but the orange...

The solid white kinda works for me but the orange and white really doesn't....but if it works for you by all means give it a try.
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 967
Views: 212,857
Posted By Velvet
Wow...thats a bummer about your wheel. ...

Wow...thats a bummer about your wheel. Hopefully, your dealer can get it back to normal.

I could not see myself painting my wheels orange and white like the photo . I would go all black or...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-20-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 136,696
Posted By Velvet
Out of curiosity, is the exhaust system on your...

Out of curiosity, is the exhaust system on your KTM modified along with a modified fuel map? My '08 990 S easily gets 44 mpg (US) one up and fully loaded with gear. Sometimes it'll do bit better. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-16-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,008
Posted By Velvet
5'11" with a 32" inseam. '08 990 ADV S. Almost...

5'11" with a 32" inseam. '08 990 ADV S. Almost flat footed but I have no problems whatsoever either on or off-road.
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 967
Views: 212,857
Posted By Velvet
It's not anything to do with going down, it all...

It's not anything to do with going down, it all about preventing a hole or a serious ding in your radiator from a rock or other road debris. A radiator on bikes like this is very vulnerable without...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-10-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 271,045
Posted By Velvet
Well, if he is a corporate executive I'd be...

Well, if he is a corporate executive I'd be willing to bet that he has little or no experience with motorcycles. In his mind he probably feels that the SA is the cats ass, and from what we have...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-10-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 271,045
Posted By Velvet
Out of curiosity, what exactly did they lie...

Out of curiosity, what exactly did they lie about? Was it a dealer or KTM North America that lied?
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-08-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,016
Posted By Velvet
The white looks awesome in person....IMHO. ...

The white looks awesome in person....IMHO. :thumb
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-07-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By Velvet
Definitely excellent advice. Owning and riding...

Definitely excellent advice. Owning and riding an SE is quite an awesome experience! :nod
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,154
Posted By Velvet
I sometimes toy with the idea of selling my...

I sometimes toy with the idea of selling my 950SE....but then I come across threads like this that force my subconscious to tell me "don't do it, dumbass."
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-03-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28,092
Views: 5,629,422
Posted By Velvet
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-28-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,016
Posted By Velvet
Congrats on your new bike! That blue sure does...

Congrats on your new bike! That blue sure does look good, especially in person. I was checking out one at a dealer this past Thursday.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-27-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,016
Posted By Velvet
Generally, I have found that a one tooth...

Generally, I have found that a one tooth reduction on the countershaft sprocket or a two or three tooth increase on the rear sprocket will do the trick, but you have an 800 and I don't, so I won't...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-26-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 271,045
Posted By Velvet
I would love to demo one. I'll have to check...

I would love to demo one. I'll have to check with my dealer and find out if they are planning to do that. :hmmmmm



I'm definitely with you on that. Life's too short to drink shitty...
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