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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Today, 08:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,133
Posted By Chuckracer
Didn't need Knobbies or even Klim gear to explore...

Didn't need Knobbies or even Klim gear to explore Mexico as far south as Mazaltan. All you need is a wife that speaks fluent Spanish. :nod
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Today, 08:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,268
Posted By Chuckracer
Smilies are your friend. :deal:lol3

Smilies are your friend. :deal:lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Today, 06:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,133
Posted By Chuckracer
As the radio DJ would say, "Lets jump in the Way...

As the radio DJ would say, "Lets jump in the Way Back machine, all the way back to 1994..." I took the riders school and rode my first race three events into the season and ended up with Lightweight...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 01:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,268
Posted By Chuckracer
Don't you think it's better than wading through...

Don't you think it's better than wading through endless pages of BMW riders complaining about...everything?
It still the same number of clicks to get here.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 480
Posted By Chuckracer
The fluid...check the fluid. It's gotta be low.

The fluid...check the fluid. It's gotta be low.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-18-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,133
Posted By Chuckracer
TBH it's back in the garage now after three whole...

TBH it's back in the garage now after three whole days. Thing was driving me and my cat crazy!

The bike was making a faint sound similiar to an old "recorder" - a cheap plastic woodwind instrument...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 80,600
Posted By Chuckracer
LOL! I love that! :lol3

LOL! I love that! :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-18-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4,932
Views: 480,096
Posted By Chuckracer
Shoot...just go Adventure. It REALLY pisses off...

Shoot...just go Adventure. It REALLY pisses off the Ducati guys when you ride around the outside of them on TKC's. :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-18-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By Chuckracer
I'm nowhere near Syracuse but...I have one of...

I'm nowhere near Syracuse but...I have one of these:

http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/kawasaki-75a-impact-wrench-with-4-sockets

Kicks ass and takes names. My small compressor runs my lift...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Chuckracer
You won't hurt the bike by not re-mapping. The 15...

You won't hurt the bike by not re-mapping. The 15 minute idle will get it close. What you may get is a snatchy throttle response and ultimately you will probably want to go down the mapping rabbit...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,164
Posted By Chuckracer
Oh yes...totally. :lol3 All three of mine are...

Oh yes...totally. :lol3
All three of mine are already toast as I was going to do the water pump...two years ago when I bought the bike. That was as far as I got, and I've been putting it off since...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By Chuckracer
There's too much weight on the front end of these...

There's too much weight on the front end of these bikes. Anything you can do to help it keep it's head up will help. I've gone to single disk and revalved the forks to accomplish this. It's much...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By Chuckracer
The spring rate determines whether the spring is...

The spring rate determines whether the spring is correct for the bike and rider weight. Setting the Sag w/ preload adjustments puts the suspension in the correct part of it's stroke to perform...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-18-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4,932
Views: 480,096
Posted By Chuckracer
Apparently the goal is retail for the bike and...

Apparently the goal is retail for the bike and every farkle. Well...good luck w/ that seller.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,268
Posted By Chuckracer
Whole lotta vaginal sand over there. Isn't that...

Whole lotta vaginal sand over there. Isn't that why we kicked them out in the first place? :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By Chuckracer
Just for giggles, the rear shock settings... ...

Just for giggles, the rear shock settings...

Compression LS

Comfort: 25
Basic: 20
Sport: 15

Compression HS
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By Chuckracer
From the manual

Basic Settings, clickers counted from full in...

Fork Compression:

Comfort: 20
Basic: 15
Sport:10

Rebound...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By Chuckracer
Yeah, that might work. That will get you into the...

Yeah, that might work. That will get you into the stiffer part of the spring rate sooner...which may be too stiff.

The problem w/ most progressive springs is we don't know what the rates are. If...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-18-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,133
Posted By Chuckracer
Poor thing was cold out there! ...

Poor thing was cold out there!

http://chuckracer.smugmug.com/2005-Ducati-ST3/i-Xr8JN9H/0/L/DSC_2748-L.jpg (http://chuckracer.smugmug.com/2005-Ducati-ST3/i-Xr8JN9H/A)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By Chuckracer
With "Progressive" springs you can throw the...

With "Progressive" springs you can throw the factory preload guide out the window.

In fact, adjusting the preload with Progressive springs is useless, because of the soft initial spring rate, all...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 574
Views: 80,600
Posted By Chuckracer
No shit. I get that same thing at almost every...

No shit. I get that same thing at almost every fuel stop:

"Nice bike - what is that?"

"Thanks, it's a KTM."

"KTM huh? Who makes that, Kawasaki?"

"Yes, it's a Kawasaki." :thumb
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,457
Posted By Chuckracer
Your wife is a wise and beautiful woman - listen...

Your wife is a wise and beautiful woman - listen to her. :deal
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-18-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4,932
Views: 480,096
Posted By Chuckracer
1/4? :lol3 Sorry mate, jes playin. :freaky ...

1/4? :lol3 Sorry mate, jes playin. :freaky

Mine...

http://watertown.craigslist.org/mcy/4806357880.html


http://chuckracer.smugmug.com/2005-Ducati-ST3/i-XLRdJDf/0/L/DSC_2749-L.jpg...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-17-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4,932
Views: 480,096
Posted By Chuckracer
Not great track bikes, though.

Not great track bikes, though.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-17-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4,932
Views: 480,096
Posted By Chuckracer
Heh..."track only"...with street bodywork. That's...

Heh..."track only"...with street bodywork. That's code for "no title". It's worth about a third of that, and only as a parts bike. Maybe.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-17-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,164
Posted By Chuckracer
Mine looked like that once. Allegedly.

Mine looked like that once. Allegedly.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-17-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,164
Posted By Chuckracer
And it IS cleaner than hell! :lol3

And it IS cleaner than hell! :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,923
Posted By Chuckracer
Oh, shit...your clutch pushrod is probably fine....

Oh, shit...your clutch pushrod is probably fine. Wet clutches stick together and drag like a MoFo...especially when cold. I come from a Ducati dry-clutch background, so I know what you mean.

What...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,923
Posted By Chuckracer
My bike is very difficult - if not impossible -...

My bike is very difficult - if not impossible - to roll around in gear with the clutch in. By "Drag", I assumed you meant with the engine running.

Were you able to roll it in gear w/ the clutch...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-16-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 158,713
Posted By Chuckracer
Save some for next year! And the year after...

Save some for next year! And the year after that...and the year after that... :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,164
Posted By Chuckracer
This, +1. same here. It's common as dirt. I agree...

This, +1. same here. It's common as dirt. I agree in theory it shouldn't go anywhere...but it does.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-15-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 43,458
Posted By Chuckracer
Selling my Ducati

Fantastic 2005 Ducati ST3 purchased from the original owner. Bike has saddlebags and racks, Ducati Performance Carbon Fiber mufflers, open top airbox, free flowing filter and ECU installed from new...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 643
Posted By Chuckracer
Heh...I'm not Renogeorge but I did ride past a...

Heh...I'm not Renogeorge but I did ride past a Holiday Inn once. Anyhoo...your education on THIS topic starts here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=722590

:D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,413
Posted By Chuckracer
Nope, neither one will give those symptoms. ...

Nope, neither one will give those symptoms.

You need to go back into the carbs. Look at your float heights and set them...go from there. Something's still plugged up. Maybe a jet kit wouldn't be a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Chuckracer
Wow! Valves good? Yeah, your airbox was masking...

Wow! Valves good? Yeah, your airbox was masking that. Mine is more noisy but nothing objectionable and nothing like that!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-13-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By Chuckracer
You may wanna stop doing that. :lol3

You may wanna stop doing that. :lol3
Forum: Americas 12-13-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,461
Posted By Chuckracer
Are you planning on carrying through any other...

Are you planning on carrying through any other states on your trip? Does California have reciprocity with those states?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-13-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,164
Posted By Chuckracer
Yep, 14mm. You'll need it for the flywheel, or if...

Yep, 14mm. You'll need it for the flywheel, or if you ever want to turn the motor over by hand, ie; valve adjust...but there might be one in your tool kit.

Regarding the exhaust heat shield bolts:...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-12-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By Chuckracer
Symmetrical. I flip mine every 1000 miles to...

Symmetrical. I flip mine every 1000 miles to prevent cupping on my front TKC's.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-11-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By Chuckracer
LOL! Probably got two more kids by now. :D

LOL! Probably got two more kids by now. :D
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