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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 52,000
Posted By Venturer
For what it's worth, I installed the Wings guards...

For what it's worth, I installed the Wings guards and his heat shield material under the seat of my 2015 R. I have ridden in 90 degree temps while moving slowly. I keep waiting on the heat problem...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-07-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,207
Posted By Venturer
I also have the chirping. It is definitely...

I also have the chirping. It is definitely related to the rubber damper on the countershaft sprocket. High quality lube will make the sound stop for about 200 miles, but it will eventually start...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-28-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,521
Posted By Venturer
I have a 2015 1190R stock silencer with stock...

I have a 2015 1190R stock silencer with stock guard FS.

Would like to buy stock hand guards.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-19-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,334
Posted By Venturer
At the risk of starting a huge firestorm, I will...

At the risk of starting a huge firestorm, I will simply point out that seats are a very personal item. Some people like Corbin, others hate them. Same with Renzaco, Touratech, etc.

I...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-13-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By Venturer
Same here. The power is so smooth that I...

Same here. The power is so smooth that I don't feel the need for off-road mode. The ABS also seems to work really well off-road. Exceeding my expectations. I only wish the MTC didn't...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,396
Posted By Venturer
Sounds great. We will definitely ride Saturday....

Sounds great. We will definitely ride Saturday. Might ride Sunday too if I decide to trailer over the 250 and 350.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-05-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,396
Posted By Venturer
Is this ride still taking place? The Lakeman...

Is this ride still taking place? The Lakeman brothers may join this year.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-22-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,018
Posted By Venturer
Look perfect for my needs. What is the best way...

Look perfect for my needs. What is the best way to reach Tecnical Edge? I can find a functioning email or website. Thanks!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31,146
Views: 2,523,420
Posted By Venturer
Thanks, Chris. However, I know those new bikes...

Thanks, Chris. However, I know those new bikes are really awesome. Still, the 950 has treated me very well over a 10 yr period and almost 50k miles. I was one of the very first 950 owners, and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 31,146
Views: 2,523,420
Posted By Venturer
End of an era

With some true mixed emotions, I am selling my KTM 950 Adventure. It has been a fabulous machine but the siren call of the 1190 Adventure R is finally dragging me in.


See here.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 31,146
Views: 2,523,420
Posted By Venturer
A couple of us are having an early lunch at TWO...

A couple of us are having an early lunch at TWO and riding up to the event.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-04-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 31,146
Views: 2,523,420
Posted By Venturer
Look for the goat trails off the main 4 wheeler...

Look for the goat trails off the main 4 wheeler roads. "Who's your Daddy" is a nice test.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-01-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 31,146
Views: 2,523,420
Posted By Venturer
Wow! 100k is awesome. I have 50K on my 950...

Wow! 100k is awesome. I have 50K on my 950 and found it to be outstanding. I am very intrigued with the 1190 though. Is the R taller than the 950S? That might be a problem for my 30 inch...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-21-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,572
Posted By Venturer
10 yrs here

Bought my 2004.5 new. Now have 50k hard miles and still going strong. Has been a unique and solid bike for many, many adventures. Every time I ride it, I smile. KTM simply got this one right. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-19-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 31,146
Views: 2,523,420
Posted By Venturer
Great choices. It really depends on just how...

Great choices. It really depends on just how rough you want to go. If you are looking for 80% off road with a lot of super steep first gear ledges, log hops, etc, then the 350 is superb. This is...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-14-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 31,146
Views: 2,523,420
Posted By Venturer
Funny. It sounds like you have great equipment...

Funny. It sounds like you have great equipment and solid skills. Sometimes, the trails are just harder than expected. What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-12-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 31,146
Views: 2,523,420
Posted By Venturer
W What kind of bike are you riding, and what is...

W
What kind of bike are you riding, and what is your riding experience ?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-10-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,746
Posted By Venturer
I have a 2004.5 model. 50,000 miles. Pretty...

I have a 2004.5 model. 50,000 miles. Pretty hard miles too (much of the TAT, dual sport rides, etc. ). no major mechanicals (two fuel pumps, one water pump seal, etc).
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-28-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,916
Posted By Venturer
Also, make sure the carb vent hoses are exiting...

Also, make sure the carb vent hoses are exiting the airbox. This can cause surging if the aren't vented correctly.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 31,146
Views: 2,523,420
Posted By Venturer
Whissenhunt

Whissenhunt
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 31,146
Views: 2,523,420
Posted By Venturer
I agree with BD! TKC's wear really fast and...

I agree with BD! TKC's wear really fast and don't work that well on any surface for me. The only serious crash I ever had in 50k miles on my 950 was on TKCs.

The 908 RR/606 combo is my...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-10-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By Venturer
I believe Riders Hill in dahlonega rents.

I believe Riders Hill in dahlonega rents.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,555
Posted By Venturer
Ditto. I have had FMF Qs on my '04 950 for about...

Ditto. I have had FMF Qs on my '04 950 for about 8 yrs. sound is good but not obnoxious. Also, they have a spark arrestor in case the FS police stop you. Much lighter and cooler than stock. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-04-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 31,146
Views: 2,523,420
Posted By Venturer
Glad it worked. It is just a personal preference...

Glad it worked. It is just a personal preference thing. I see a lot of crash bars on bikes that never go off road (not yours!). Also, some of the other brands seems to use flimsy crash bars.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-04-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 31,146
Views: 2,523,420
Posted By Venturer
[QUOTE=CHRIS_D;23378988] I am in the...

[QUOTE=CHRIS_D;23378988]

I am in the minority group which does not like crash bars. I think they are more for show. If you hit them hard, they bend. They are also expensive to replace and get...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-22-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 31,146
Views: 2,523,420
Posted By Venturer
You met one of my riding buddies yesterday. I was...

You met one of my riding buddies yesterday. I was in my FJ with a Moto jack. 5 of us rode in the wet leaves covering owl sh*t. Still fun though.

May do windy gap over the holidays.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-21-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 31,146
Views: 2,523,420
Posted By Venturer
Rode Whissenhunt in the rain today.

Rode Whissenhunt in the rain today.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-15-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,298
Posted By Venturer
International Banker.

International Banker.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-28-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 154,115
Posted By Venturer
I just tried the carbon-look vinyl too. I see...

I just tried the carbon-look vinyl too. I see the channels. So far, so great. (It does look really nice.). Time will tell if the bubbles. Stay gone...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-29-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 31,146
Views: 2,523,420
Posted By Venturer
You were famous even before the video! How was...

You were famous even before the video! How was the 1190?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-08-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,181
Posted By Venturer
Same here. 50k miles with no issue with stock. ...

Same here. 50k miles with no issue with stock. Then I decided to replace the stock with the Oberon and ended up with a leaking seal where the pushrod exits the engine... Personally, I am...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-29-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 154,115
Posted By Venturer
Well, I stripped off the old graphics and applied...

Well, I stripped off the old graphics and applied new. (I have probably done about 20 graphic kits in 30 yrs of riding.) The new graphics looked perfect at first. Unfortunately, the new vinyl...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-08-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,122
Posted By Venturer
TAT ride through Nevada and Oregon

This June, 12 riders from north Atlanta completed the final leg of a 5 year multi stage journey from Charleston SC to Coos Bay Oregon. We originally planned to simply do the TAT. However, when we...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-06-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By Venturer
I had the same problem. You would have to make...

I had the same problem. You would have to make your own peg lowering bracket. Not easy to get right.

I had a custom seat made that has a more egaggerated/raised rear section for the passenger. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,056
Posted By Venturer
Makes sense. Where did you find the perforated...

Makes sense. Where did you find the perforated product ?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-30-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,056
Posted By Venturer
Yep. Does anyone know of perforated tank decals...

Yep. Does anyone know of perforated tank decals for the 950? Simply putting new stick-on graphics won't work. They ALL bubble eventually. My new ones are now worse than original...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-28-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,056
Posted By Venturer
Orangecicle, I went your route and put on...

Orangecicle,

I went your route and put on replacement black decals. Unfortunately, after 12 months, the new decals are bubbling badly. Just like the original. I wonder why yours are holding up...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-08-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,902
Posted By Venturer
I love the Qs. Inexpensive, run quiet and cool....

I love the Qs. Inexpensive, run quiet and cool. Plus they have a spark arrestor. The loud ones just PO everyone.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-15-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By Venturer
That's it. I have 40k on my old aluminum Q4s. ...

That's it. I have 40k on my old aluminum Q4s. By far the best value vs the other options. AND they have spark arrestors.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-10-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 31,146
Views: 2,523,420
Posted By Venturer
Since we are talking about old photos and 1980s...

Since we are talking about old photos and 1980s dirt bike attire...


http://klakeman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/ADV-Stuff/i-c53VHfM/0/L/image-L.jpg...
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