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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-23-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By Roughidle
Engine ground, right side (looking down from...

Engine ground, right side (looking down from above) near / on the starter. I used this ground for my heated grips when they weren't warming up enough and it did the trick.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-02-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,864
Posted By Roughidle
I loved working on my 950a, at a certain point I...

I loved working on my 950a, at a certain point I had to love it because my dealer closed shop 6 months after I bought the bike.

Needless to say, all of my questions and problems found answers and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,828
Posted By Roughidle
Totally....

Totally....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,828
Posted By Roughidle
There was a point a few years ago when most of...

There was a point a few years ago when most of the slave failures were the result of a cracked piston (the crack was SUPER hard to see) as opposed to an o-ring problem. Oh how I wish the several...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-09-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,843
Posted By Roughidle
Brake TSB with pics:...

Brake TSB with pics: http://cpmodem.smugmug.com/gallery/2529765_MRKpm#!i=132944527&k=PppNc

From here: http://www.ktm950.info/

Just bookmark the HOW link. I actually copied all the articles...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-09-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,843
Posted By Roughidle
Must be some different riding styles out there, I...

Must be some different riding styles out there, I grew up on dirt bikes in Michigan and I used the rear brake ALL the time. Too much front brake = lowside. But I digress, that isn't really what the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 142,290
Posted By Roughidle
Thumpers

Thumpers
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21,990
Views: 6,504,332
Posted By Roughidle
Honestly this is my biggest gripe about my scram....

Honestly this is my biggest gripe about my scram. The stand clunks whenever you hit a bump because of the metal on metal stops.
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21,990
Views: 6,504,332
Posted By Roughidle
An easy to avoid problem that you shouldn't have...

An easy to avoid problem that you shouldn't have to avoid. I sold my 950a and bought a scram...I LOVED my 950, but it needed "mothering". Still, they are hard to beat on a good open back road,...
Forum: Beasts 03-18-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 21,990
Views: 6,504,332
Posted By Roughidle
Fly Screen

Selling a fly screen, thought I'd post a link for those who might be interested...plus I want to sell it :D:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=773978
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,195
Posted By Roughidle
I think the euro still sucks. My Triumph...

I think the euro still sucks. My Triumph Scrambler has better lighting.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-14-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,116
Posted By Roughidle
That sucks to hear. I have had really great...

That sucks to hear. I have had really great service with them. When I knocked the rear vent off my Arai Profile riding through a chain link fence :D, Arai sent out a new vent right away. Same thing...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-14-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,116
Posted By Roughidle
I'd get another Arai Profile in a second if I...

I'd get another Arai Profile in a second if I needed a new one. I have a traditional dirt bike helmet for rides where things get rough. Just choose the corresponding Arai to fit your head shape.
...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6,242
Views: 2,759,286
Posted By Roughidle
AWESOME! I also have a 74' F11 250. In the same...

AWESOME! I also have a 74' F11 250. In the same color, it was my first bike. Though you're looks like it's in better shape than mine.

I'll hopefully be going through it and getting it back on the...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6,242
Views: 2,759,286
Posted By Roughidle
It's probably a long shot, but is that middle...

It's probably a long shot, but is that middle bike a 74'-ish f11 250? I have one that looks pretty similar from this angle.
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,029
Posted By Roughidle
It is always nice to have a positive response to...

It is always nice to have a positive response to a post, I love learning and sharing info on this site, thanks man.

Your line about not riding like a dumb ass really says it all. I rode my 950...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,029
Posted By Roughidle
Not quite true. Most of the bikes made in...

Not quite true. Most of the bikes made in Thailand are destined for Asian markets. Only when demand in Europe and North America exceeds Hinckley's capacity will Triumph supplement supply with bikes...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-06-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,128
Posted By Roughidle
:nod

:nod
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-31-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 61,819
Posted By Roughidle
Not to completely derail this thread into a KTM...

Not to completely derail this thread into a KTM vs BMW quality battle, BUT my KTM dealer was a former BMW tech. And I quote: "I've never made as much money as when I was a BMW mechanic". To be fair,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-31-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 61,819
Posted By Roughidle
I also think these are the correct reasons. The...

I also think these are the correct reasons. The GS's could have blown up and killed Ewan and Charlie, and BMW would still sell a ton of them. But any failure of the trip, bike related or not, could...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-28-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,863
Posted By Roughidle
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-R02YMo1cJzs/Tbrs9_4b9pI/...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-R02YMo1cJzs/Tbrs9_4b9pI/AAAAAAAABqg/-A3WkOGxjRE/s1600/someone_is_wrong_on_the_internet1.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-25-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,863
Posted By Roughidle
I though they were FCR style carbs? Now I have to...

I though they were FCR style carbs? Now I have to go digging through the pics....time for another beer. :freaky
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-25-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,863
Posted By Roughidle
According to KTM, the 950a was 90% the same bike...

According to KTM, the 950a was 90% the same bike as the 950R. But, after seeing a 950R in person, and looking at pictures, I'd guess its more like 75-80%. Most of the major components are pretty...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-20-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,556
Posted By Roughidle
Kinda answers itself. The 950 would not exist...

Kinda answers itself. The 950 would not exist without KTM's desire to dominate the Dakar.

As for a 450 adventure bike? Probably a long shot from a marketing and saleability standpoint. BUT...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-10-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,927
Posted By Roughidle
http://www.motifake.com/image/demotivational-poste...

http://www.motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/0905/the-trolling-motor-demotivational-poster-1243390099.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-10-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By Roughidle
Tire irons, mini compressor, and a front tube...

Tire irons, mini compressor, and a front tube (Will work for both in a pinch).

You can stash all this stuff on the bike. Especially if you have performed a canisterectomy.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-08-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,187
Posted By Roughidle
HMMMM I have seen my headers glow read hot after...

HMMMM I have seen my headers glow read hot after some serious hoonage, but I agree, there should be no heat issues at the back of the bike with an exhaust.

The orange ones ARE faster.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-06-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,187
Posted By Roughidle
I used "dyna-mat extreme". I picked up a "Dynamat...

I used "dyna-mat extreme". I picked up a "Dynamat Xtreme Speaker Kit" at my local car audio shop. It's probably cheaper online though.

2nd kit from the bottom.



Make sure you clean the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-02-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,187
Posted By Roughidle
I'm assuming you have the stock exhaust, it can...

I'm assuming you have the stock exhaust, it can get hot enough to melt that plastic (especially if they are clogging up). Those cats are lite furnaces (literally).

Is the adhesive heat shield tape...
Forum: Beasts 09-28-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21,990
Views: 6,504,332
Posted By Roughidle
New to me Scram. 07' with 4800mi. I...

New to me Scram.

07' with 4800mi.

I removed the luggage rack, crappy windshield, King and queen seat, and luggage rack that the P.O. installed. I'll keep the rack for trips and sell the other...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-26-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,044
Posted By Roughidle
Heated gloves work better for keeping you warm....

Heated gloves work better for keeping you warm. BUT they only work if you have them with you. I like heated grips because you can't forget them at home.

I have heated gloves for trips, or for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-23-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,874
Posted By Roughidle
WHAT!? Malcolm rides a 950!? That makes the bike...

WHAT!? Malcolm rides a 950!? That makes the bike ever cooler! Time to go watch "on any Sunday".
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-22-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By Roughidle
No Ideas....BUT: <iframe...

No Ideas....BUT:

<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nKYryaPurWU" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="420"></iframe>
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-22-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,874
Posted By Roughidle
HAHAHAHAHAHAH! Love the mouth open "Nice...

HAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Love the mouth open "Nice bike bra!"

I honestly had no concept of the attention these bikes garner until I owned one. I always enjoyed watching people stare at it and scratch...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-19-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 714
Posted By Roughidle
Passing the torch.

Hey OC,

How's it going? I just wanted to drop a line to say thanks. This forum is the best. I have said it before, and it bears saying again: everything I ever wanted, or needed to know about...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-02-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,597
Posted By Roughidle
It might be worth a call to a local shop. I have...

It might be worth a call to a local shop. I have a connection at the local BMW (gasp..) shop, they were able to hook me up with the SE rear for $140.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-10-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,905
Posted By Roughidle
I was gonna post a smart ass comment about not...

I was gonna post a smart ass comment about not being a wuss and using elbow grease.....but I like your idea better.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-16-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19,141
Views: 7,868,436
Posted By Roughidle
They make a difference, but it still sux.

They make a difference, but it still sux.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-14-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By Roughidle
You can buy it online (too lazy to find a link). ...

You can buy it online (too lazy to find a link).

OR

The "I NEED THIS RIGHT NOW" option:
Buy a underground electrical cable splice kit (UL splice kit IIRC) from home depot. They sell for about...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-14-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19,141
Views: 7,868,436
Posted By Roughidle
My 950, and the "brick dick". Not to shabby for a...

My 950, and the "brick dick". Not to shabby for a cell phone.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-hJD1ZsK6bTc/TfgM_PzPj2I/AAAAAAAABO4/4dLouSTHHoI/s912/IMAG0143.jpg
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