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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By BigTony
Trailtech bar riser w/ damper mount?

Trail tech makes a riser that replaces the oem handlebar mount. It's also got a mounting position for a scotts damper

Has anyone used these on a 990 and found a damper pin assembly that works?
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,417
Posted By BigTony
You're going to love it! They won't be so loud...

You're going to love it! They won't be so loud as to be annoy folks too much. These bikes beg for a nice exhaust
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,417
Posted By BigTony
The Leo's I had were stainless with black plastic...

The Leo's I had were stainless with black plastic tips, and came with a mid pipe. The internal diameter of the mufflers was really large. My buddy has the more traditional looking metal tip Leo's...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-06-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,417
Posted By BigTony
It's all just personal taste. I like the lower...

It's all just personal taste. I like the lower tones but the higher tones (the mean sounding ones) sound awesome at first but just kind of grate on me by the end of a long day. The leos are great...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-05-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,417
Posted By BigTony
I'm on my 3rd exhaust for my 990 FMF were...

I'm on my 3rd exhaust for my 990

FMF were too short, Leo Vince LV one too loud w/o baffles

Wings.. juuust right (w/o db killers)

The old style leos sound fantastic on my buddies 950SM -...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-03-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By BigTony
Did you use the copper gasket?

Did you use the copper gasket?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-01-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,304
Posted By BigTony
Totally fair points. I wouldn't want a non abs...

Totally fair points. I wouldn't want a non abs 990 and mine works well, but everybody has different riding style and skill levels (whew a two wheel full lock slide on pavement on my 990 would freak...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-01-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,645
Posted By BigTony
Fantastic bikes for all around but cornering in...

Fantastic bikes for all around but cornering in the dirt is pretty night and day different between my 265mm superplush 990 and my berg fe570... Inertia

Same deal on steep descents. 500+ lb bike...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-01-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,304
Posted By BigTony
I've got 265mm suspension with abs - works great!...

I've got 265mm suspension with abs - works great! On pavement I almost never feel it with trail attacks on but it'll cut in if I get too aggressive with knobbies, as it should

On dirt it's best...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-01-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,931
Posted By BigTony
When I stripped mine I tried tons of stuff...

When I stripped mine I tried tons of stuff including an impact wrench, etc. A tool like the above finally worked (thanks to my dad for showing me how to use it). The key with these impact drivers...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 63,957
Posted By BigTony
A buddy and I got to check these out in Munich a...

A buddy and I got to check these out in Munich a year or two ago.. We'd have both put in orders if they were available in the us.. Sweet unique bikes. Ah well too bad
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,965
Posted By BigTony
I didn't see it mentioned but dampers like...

I didn't see it mentioned but dampers like Scott's have both high and low speed circuits. The adjuster knob only changes the low speed. I feel it's the high speed circuit that is most valuable -...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 23,154
Views: 3,021,115
Posted By BigTony
I've got a berg fe570 and an xr650r with high...

I've got a berg fe570 and an xr650r with high comp, cam, head work, etc.

The xr is a bit smoother I'd say and tons or torque. I do definitely prefer the xr for highway jaunts, etc, even though...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 126,311
Posted By BigTony
Agreed. ~155rwhp vs ~105 is a totally different...

Agreed. ~155rwhp vs ~105 is a totally different ballgame.
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 126,311
Posted By BigTony
About the same as a multistrada it seems.. ...

About the same as a multistrada it seems..

I might go that way myself if they've smoothed out the low rpm range
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 126,311
Posted By BigTony
$16,350 base msrp Seems pretty competitive...

$16,350 base msrp

Seems pretty competitive with the competition to me
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 755
Views: 126,311
Posted By BigTony
Pricing: ...

Pricing:
https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2014/12/20/20152016-bmw-motorcycle-pricing-released-r1200r-r1200s-s1000rr-s1000xr-f800r/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6,393
Views: 955,965
Posted By BigTony
I'm really happy with my Wings exhaust. ...

I'm really happy with my Wings exhaust. Beautiful Ti and CF, very affordable, comes with two screened inserts for 3 sound levels.

Just another option
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,594
Posted By BigTony
I will say, the speed triple is surprisingly...

I will say, the speed triple is surprisingly comfy too for me (6'4 275lb). I look ridiculous on it though
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,375
Posted By BigTony
My dad and I were reminiscing about his 1969...

My dad and I were reminiscing about his 1969 cb750 sandcast that was the first bike I ever got a ride on (when I was 5 or so), and he even found the old pink slip. Stolen from a locked garage and...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,594
Posted By BigTony
I'm 6'4 with short legs and can't tuck my knees...

I'm 6'4 with short legs and can't tuck my knees on the tuono. It's pretty much unrideable sadly. The 950 supermoto on the other hand is incredibly comfy and the handling is fantastic.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-03-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,533
Posted By BigTony
Is it sacrilege to say I think a parallel twin...

Is it sacrilege to say I think a parallel twin might work better in a small format than a v-twin?

While we're on the wish-list I'll put in my vote for a really truly wide ratio gear box. I want...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6,393
Views: 955,965
Posted By BigTony
In tank fuel sock is probably a better label than...

In tank fuel sock is probably a better label than 'tank-neck filter bag thing' ;)

Yep it works, it's also a pain since it makes filling the tank really slow
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6,393
Views: 955,965
Posted By BigTony
(edit: SoilSampleDave beat me to it!) The...

(edit: SoilSampleDave beat me to it!)

The local 'Berg guru recommends retrofitting the 500exc fuel quick break, which incorporates a fuel filter at that junction. Haven't done it yet but...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-23-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,569
Posted By BigTony
http://www.gearingcommander.com Great...

http://www.gearingcommander.com

Great resource

I really like a 44 rear and swap between 16/17 up front.

The easiest swap is to get an extra rear gear carrier- then it's as easy as popping...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,159
Posted By BigTony
I does kind of seem like BMW has a lot of recalls...

I does kind of seem like BMW has a lot of recalls

On the other hand it seems my other favorite brand, KTM, has known problems with the air-boxes on 1190 bikes and no recall, leaving folks to fix...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,159
Posted By BigTony
Yep that bike in the vid seems to rev very freely...

Yep that bike in the vid seems to rev very freely too, could have some mods. I've certainly never tested up anywhere near that speed though it'd be fun on a track.

Hmm do any of the PCV or...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,159
Posted By BigTony
I also bought my '12 late in the year and that...

I also bought my '12 late in the year and that gave the opportunity to ensure the VIN number was one that was made after the recall and con-rod problems had been addressed (ie mine didn't need the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,159
Posted By BigTony
Looks about right.. That dude is bananas doing...

Looks about right.. That dude is bananas doing that on the road he did it on though
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,159
Posted By BigTony
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TznON0BBdik/VG2...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TznON0BBdik/VG2CnquJtLI/AAAAAAAACxk/1z38F7FXYRo/w506-h380/IMG_0871-002.JPG
Fantastic bike
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6,393
Views: 955,965
Posted By BigTony
I'd say my fe570 is more vibey than my xr650r...

I'd say my fe570 is more vibey than my xr650r with a cam and high comp piston. But quite a bit less so than my old drz400e. It's plenty smooth for me
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-09-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,461
Posted By BigTony
Have you done sas/canister/sai removal? I...

Have you done sas/canister/sai removal? I resisted doing that for a long time but it made the biggest difference on my '07. Once I did that, with the stock air boxl, custom exhaust, and akra map...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6,393
Views: 955,965
Posted By BigTony
Yeah we're down to like one place that I know of...

Yeah we're down to like one place that I know of with any expertise on Husabergs in norther california. It's getting harder to find them
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6,393
Views: 955,965
Posted By BigTony
My relatively new to me 11 fe570 with 200 miles...

My relatively new to me 11 fe570 with 200 miles is doing roughly the same thing. Local dealer says it's almost definitely the pump and got KTM to give me one for free..I've got to go pick it up and...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 126,311
Posted By BigTony
I definitely pay the RR price in knee/back...

I definitely pay the RR price in knee/back fatigue and pain but it's worth it... If it was comfortable you couldn't get me off of the thing. But yeah, it looks like a mini clown bike with me on it
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 33,794
Posted By BigTony
I'm sure BMW is hoping customers will add one of...

I'm sure BMW is hoping customers will add one of these to the stable or convert from other brands rather than replace a GS (cannibalization of cash cows is always a concern)

I've got an s1000rr...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 126,311
Posted By BigTony
I sat on an s1000r and the 1290 SD and for my 6'4...

I sat on an s1000r and the 1290 SD and for my 6'4 290lb frame the SD is dead comfy while the s1000r is more cramped for me.

I have an s1000rr and I love it for it's mechanical excellence, quick...
Forum: Vendors 10-22-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2,091
Views: 301,829
Posted By BigTony
I've got a husaberg fe570 that uses what looks...

I've got a husaberg fe570 that uses what looks like a standard late model KTM exc headlight, which uses an "S2" bulb

Has anyone had any success with an LED bulb in one of these housings?
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By BigTony
Mine was doing this recently. Just started out...

Mine was doing this recently. Just started out of the blue. I took the carb off and replaced the float, as well as the seat and float needle. To be honest I didn't see any smoking gun as to what...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-07-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By BigTony
My 990 popped after I added an exhaust. It was...

My 990 popped after I added an exhaust. It was lean popping in my case, confirmed and remedied via dyno tuning.

A modern FI should be able to compensate, but they didn't in '07. Hopefully the...
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