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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 09:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,692
Posted By mroddis
Just sayin

They're all coming out of the woodwork now.....someone's telling you something....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1046384


M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-24-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By mroddis
Second page of this thread

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=331539&highlight=tankbag&page=3


For the under seat attachment.

M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-24-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By mroddis
I'm new

I just got a tank bag but I've seen others secure the rear straps under the seat (to the frame). That way the straps don't rub the tanks but fold under the seat. I'll try and find the link. I think...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-22-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 740
Posted By mroddis
We all knew it would only take a matter of...

We all knew it would only take a matter of hours....

To OP. For that price i agree with the rest of the asylum. Seems like a GREAT deal - if it runs now, get ready for some serious fun.

M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-20-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,692
Posted By mroddis
Loss

A loss to the forum - you always responded to my basic questions and made me feel I could handle one of these bikes.

Best,
Matthew.
Forum: Canada 02-13-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By mroddis
Welcome. I try and do a lot myself, but I've...

Welcome.
I try and do a lot myself, but I've also taken my bike to Holeshot in Langley and they were very responsive. Mike was the service manager I was dealing with last time and he was very good....
Forum: Canada 02-13-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,318
Posted By mroddis
Pemberton

We've been wondering the same thing and want to be close to vancouver. We've been thinking of whistler or pemberton. Pemberton has a nice small town vibe, has amazing scenery, and is surrounded by...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-05-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 104,261
Posted By mroddis
Geek, Getting some winter maintenance out of...

Geek,
Getting some winter maintenance out of the way and really want to do this - do you remember what size stud you used for this to get it "just right"?

Thanks
M
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-04-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By mroddis
950 ADV Valve check for a newbie

OK OC,
I've put it off long enough...I'm preparing to check the valves on my 06 950 Adventure. I'm consulting my go-to place, the OC, to try and extract the last bit of wisdom before proceeding...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By mroddis
Don't lose hope

I'm more of a see and replace mechanic - last year I replaced the water pump seal and felt pretty good about it, and all due to the people on this forum. The more you get familiar with these bikes...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By mroddis
Bbq

I used my BBQ to avoid tipping my wife off that I was "cooking" bike parts. Worked great!

Matthew.
Forum: Canada 01-25-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,009
Posted By mroddis
Thanks!

Thanks again for sharing your experience of this great country
Your videos are always great for trip planning and to see the miles and miles of gravel that I must get to!

Do you have the...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By mroddis
Oxford heated grips - 1 side not working

Hi all,
I have a set of oxford heated grips on my KTM 950 adventure bike. They were installed by the previous owner and use the very old style controller (the one that uses a round dial, not...
Forum: Canada 01-03-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,009
Posted By mroddis
Thanks

Thanks for posting a new series! I've really enjoyed your reports and I've used them to plan out my riding here in my own big backyard.
Ride safe, and let me know if you're ever passing through...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-21-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,743
Posted By mroddis
Like. M.

Like.

M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-13-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,834
Posted By mroddis
I had this problem when I did my water pump last...

I had this problem when I did my water pump last winter. I used a torch to heat up and try - no luck. Then I sprayed a bunch of deep penetration oil - no luck. Ended up using a dremel and cutting a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-13-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,248
Posted By mroddis
Thanks - fits me perfectly, Great build....

Thanks - fits me perfectly,

Great build. Excited to be following along.

Matthew
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,614
Posted By mroddis
Great

This is such a great report - sitting here with the rain pounding down, I'm looking over a map to plan out next years' trips. This looks like a great one to do. Love the sense of adventure and matter...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-29-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By mroddis
Do it

I'm new to wrenching in general but I did do a full water pump upgrade last winter. Great pics and instructions on the HOW, and while it took a weekend, it was hugely satisfying to do it...

M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-23-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,957
Posted By mroddis
Renazco

Currently saving up for a Renazco seat. I'm 6'2". I hear so much good stuff about the Renazco, and I like to buy things only once, so I'm saving up...

m.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-21-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,691
Posted By mroddis
I'm new at wrenching - I've had my 950 for 3...

I'm new at wrenching - I've had my 950 for 3 years and last winter nervously replace my seal with a CJ kit. It's a straightforward procedure and I now have way more confidence than I ever had. Valves...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-20-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 19,326
Views: 8,047,537
Posted By mroddis
Just great Rockwell....got to get there some...

Just great Rockwell....got to get there some day....

Matthew.
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,694
Posted By mroddis
I really like this - did you cut them out...

I really like this - did you cut them out yourself (hopefully not) or is this a pre-cut kit that you bought (hopefully) ??

M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-01-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By mroddis
http://www.ktmtwins.com/factory-style-hardware-bol...

http://www.ktmtwins.com/factory-style-hardware-bolt-pack

Or

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-00029999000

I also bought a smaller version from my dealer - about $25 and it included various bolts,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-25-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,226
Posted By mroddis
Agree it's not stock - i have an '06 with the...

Agree it's not stock - i have an '06 with the stepped seat. I agree with above, in that you want to get ergo worked out, but as far as seat additions, I too have heard good things about the Airhawk...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By mroddis
Flat screw

My bike came with the ignition key connected to the luggage key via a small flat head screw and lock nut. Thought it was strange but the ignition area still looks brand new and I've never lost a key....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-17-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By mroddis
What Chuckracer said

I was a complete noob when I bought my '06 950 3 years ago. EVERYTHING bike related was new to me - this was my very first motorbike....

I spent hours roaming here and the HOW and I continue to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11,631
Views: 2,507,000
Posted By mroddis
nice

I grew up in Abbotsford - lots of great riding in the area. Nice!

m
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,182
Posted By mroddis
Bestrest cyclepump

I use this:
http://www.bestrestproducts.com/c-10-cyclepump-and-gauge.aspx

I got the gauge combo, so you know the pressure in real time. Couldn't be easier pumping up the tires in the garage or on...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-12-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,985
Posted By mroddis
Delorme

I have the inReach SE and I feel confident using it, whether in the local mountains or on a long trek camping. The two-way communication, mapshare feature, and ease of use (paired with my iPhone so I...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-08-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,700
Posted By mroddis
I like it

I've had mine since Father's Day (thanks family!!) and I really like it.

Things I like:
- Paired effortlessly to my iPhone (and I'm not that savvy)
- Messaging through my iPhone is really quick...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7,004
Views: 2,817,374
Posted By mroddis
I bought it about a month or so ago - paid $220...

I bought it about a month or so ago - paid $220 for it and footprint....however, I've used it on a 2 days trip and couldn't be happier. The plus sizing (.....) works great for that little added...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-03-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By mroddis
9xx ADV - Wolfman Explorer vs Explorer Lite?

I've got a lead on a used Wolfman Explorer tank bag - not the Explorer Lite that I was originally looking for.

The seller said that it's the same size as the Lite, but expandable (presumably...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,781
Posted By mroddis
Hi

Ricardo,
Nice to meet you in the Lillooet heat a few weeks ago - your photos are amazing!
Safe travels,
Matthew.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-23-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11,631
Views: 2,507,000
Posted By mroddis
Rode it

Loaded it up after work and road it up the sea to sky highway to whistler. The whole time I had a huge smile on my face. I really love this bike...

M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-22-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,701
Posted By mroddis
+1

+1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-21-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,701
Posted By mroddis
How

http://www.ktm950.info

It can be overwhelming if read all at once (there's THIS many things wrong with my precious bike??) but once you wade through it you'll refer to it constantly for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-21-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,447
Posted By mroddis
Chain guide?

Check the chain guide on the swingarm and make sure it's attached and tight. Mine was missing the upper bolt and was loose - made the chain sound louder at low revs as the guide was amplifying the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-21-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,701
Posted By mroddis
Where in Canada?

Where in Canada are you?

I have a 950 - I would go through the standard maintenance list in the manual and do an oil, coolant, brake fluid change. Check things like brake pads, etc for wear.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-05-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By mroddis
Thanks

Thanks very much to both of you for responding - this is exactly what I need to do.

I am very lucky - I was thinking about my last ride, in a pretty remote road with rocks and drop offs all round....
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