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Forum: Racing 01-28-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,381
Posted By DesertSurfer
Great news indeed...

Something to quench or rally thirst and to root for one of our own!

Yeah yeah!!!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-28-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,569
Posted By DesertSurfer
Truth about KTM's...

1. KTM Adventure Twin Seats are fine with plenty of seat options available. Anyone owning a $17k bike who doesn't know how to sort out their seating, probably is in the wrong activity. Here's a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,569
Posted By DesertSurfer
Oh really?

I just rode 1400 miles from Los Angeles, California to Cabo, Baja, Mexico on a 2004 KTM 950 Adventure that had 25,000 miles on it when I left... on an early stock seat.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-27-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 38,748
Posted By DesertSurfer
Some fun in pondering...

Is this an avenue for companies like KTM in the future... Hiring the likes of design creatives to reimagine a product for extending greater appeal.

I myself could easily see an SE effectively...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-27-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,218
Posted By DesertSurfer
Because I get shitty gas mileage...

I have a carbed 950 Adventure and my gas mileage fluctuates radically. Sure I can get 35 plus if I'm on a long flat freeway... But I can also get 28 or below if I'm riding nasty sand washes. My...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,306
Posted By DesertSurfer
There should be a fix...

Keep in mind this could be a problem that is fixable... It could be caused by an error in the smog connection or disconnection and/ or an ECU error. I've witnessed similar issued solved by having a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,684
Posted By DesertSurfer
It's a Ferrari ( of Adventure bikes)...

Look, these bikes require a fair bit of dedication to stay up on them. The guys who are used to tearing dirt bikes down and going through them with a fine tooth comb will say these bikes are a piece...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-24-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 38,748
Posted By DesertSurfer
Oh my oh my...

Now I'm getting a taste of this devil...
Forum: Racing 01-22-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,381
Posted By DesertSurfer
What more...

That's about the perfect topper to following a Dakar... National rookie takes 3rd and shows up at your hang then gives you an hour.

And I love his t shirt! Mad props!!!

TP has the look of a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-21-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,306
Posted By DesertSurfer
Programmability...

The 950 is a great bike. And you have some variables to help boost performance, adding hi pro exhaust, open air filter and re jetting. You can gain a few more horses... at the sacrifice of fuel...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,349
Posted By DesertSurfer
Big Thumbs Up!

Keep on trailblazing for us Donnie!!!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 23,690
Posted By DesertSurfer
And Oh how times have changed...

I can still remember the excitement of seeing someone build a custom skid plate and side stand relocator... and then sell them to us inmates. Next were rally screens...and then all wheel drive. Now...
Forum: Racing 01-18-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,381
Posted By DesertSurfer
The worst position of the Dakar

A simplified explanation of the effects of rider positioning at the Dakar... cont.

1. The Sweet Spot: riders 1-5.
2. The Bubble: riders 6- 12.
3. The Double Bubble: riders 13-22
4. The Triple:...
Forum: Racing 01-18-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,381
Posted By DesertSurfer
Thx... Will cont.!!!

A simplified explanation of the effects of rider positioning at the Dakar... cont.

1. The Sweet Spot: riders 1-5.
2. The Bubble: riders 6- 12.
3. The Double Bubble: riders 13-22
4. The Triple:...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-18-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,996
Posted By DesertSurfer
True that...

My charger was eating into my wall outlet. Brent's situation had me on lookout and I spotted it before disaster struck me. I spent almost $10 grand on a garage refresh for the hell of it and was...
Forum: Racing 01-18-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 23,101
Posted By DesertSurfer
This thread ROCKS!!!

Thanks Jen! Wonderful coverage and take on the race. You make an already big event even bigger for me.
Forum: Racing 01-17-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,381
Posted By DesertSurfer
The Triple...

A simplified explanation of the effects of rider positioning at the Dakar... cont.

1. The Sweet Spot: riders 1-5.
2. The Bubble: riders 6- 12.
3. The Double Bubble: riders 13-22
4. The Triple:...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,381
Posted By DesertSurfer
It's tips for my drinking mates...

Hope you don't take this spec anlys as a neg. I got all geeked over KNFODDER'S graph that helps support the fact I nailed predictions at my Super Rally Bowl Party. Actually I'm up last three years! A...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,381
Posted By DesertSurfer
Just tips for my drinking mates...

A simplified explanation of the effects of rider positioning at the Dakar... cont.

1. The Sweet Spot: riders 1-5.
2. The Bubble: riders 6- 12.
3. The Double Bubble: riders 13-22
4. The Triple:...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,381
Posted By DesertSurfer
Tips for my drinking mates... Cont.

1. The Sweet Spot: riders 1-5.
2. The Bubble: riders 6- 12.
3. The Double Bubble: riders 13-22
4. The Triple: riders 23-60.
5. Snowball: riders 61- the back (Ned's description).
6. The Cluster...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,381
Posted By DesertSurfer
Another exciting and controversial Dakar again in...

Another exciting and controversial Dakar again in 2015. Thanks to all in this awesome F5 community who contributed so much of their time, research, fact finding, commentary, expertise and most of all...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,381
Posted By DesertSurfer
Hehehe...

:rofl
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,381
Posted By DesertSurfer
ASO doing preemptive damage control

At this point there is no faith in the integrity of the bikes traveling long liaisons.
The ASO has decided to be proactive in protecting the race from more organizational oversight... I suspect.
Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,381
Posted By DesertSurfer
Touched on a soft spot...

Sorry Jenny, Some of us Americans are still suffering in the loss of Kurt Caselli... And how he could have boosted our national pride within the Dakar. So, please forgive me.

Meanwhile Kurt's...
Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,381
Posted By DesertSurfer
TSC Let's show the beef in your bread sandwich...

TSC hit it square but I'll finish it off...


[QUOTE=troy safari carpente;25929946]Head of nail... meet hammer you've been hit with. :clap These two things I have long thought to be true. Not only...
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,381
Posted By DesertSurfer
Exactly my point all along...

The ASO needs to be as "dead nails on" with their split second decision making ( as any rider does) in this race . And they need to be held accountable when they waver in bad judgement. When ASO...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,381
Posted By DesertSurfer
No frozen nuts...

But she definitely froze her tits off...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,381
Posted By DesertSurfer
Wrong "buzzzzz" Answer...

Not at all the way I follow it...

When a race is organized by people with a riders/ drivers mentality, they tend to create an environment that allows the participants to utilize their advanced...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,381
Posted By DesertSurfer
Astounding...

If this isn't alien status... then I don't know WTF is!!!



The grit required to finish this race, let alone win it, is absolutely unfathomable... And when it's revealed throughout this race, it...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11,253
Views: 786,381
Posted By DesertSurfer
Fixed...

Supports his motto "We gave it everything we got"...
Or in this case "everything they brought".
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 198,937
Posted By DesertSurfer
Absolutely wonderful reading!!!

This is the best of what advrider brings to us each day. Thank you for sharing your adventures with us. And for showing us all how to live each day! Stay safe and keep up the momentum!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 19,257
Views: 7,973,093
Posted By DesertSurfer
No better bike...

No better life...

http://phx.smugmug.com/Other/Baja-rides/i-Vm4DbwL/0/L/image-L.jpg

Enjoying the view at San Buena Ventura Baja hanging with the CPR Rottweiler club.
Forum: Racing 12-25-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 180,612
Posted By DesertSurfer
29p2

29P2 could have gotten PH DQ'd. That's pretty clear to me.
Forum: Racing 12-25-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 180,612
Posted By DesertSurfer
The rules say...

A car can not touch/ hit a bike. PH should have immediately been DQ'd. If the ASO reinterpreted the rules to make an exception, that's an example of " home field advantage". You can bet your ass that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-24-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19,257
Views: 7,973,093
Posted By DesertSurfer
Always Great photos Dave!!!

Purely from the ADVRIDER site I find Dave to be very humble, open and instructive with his photography techniques. And that's above and beyond sharing his photos with us. I've never found him to take...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-23-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,619
Posted By DesertSurfer
Following closely

Thanks H2W!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-23-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,175
Posted By DesertSurfer
What type of terrain?

It's not a nimble bike at low/ no speed... Combine that with a wide turning radius, a heavy bike and being tall and there are your biggest limitations. Now, a lot of that gets negated with speed,...
Forum: Racing 12-23-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 180,612
Posted By DesertSurfer
Another way to explain it...

Or perhaps we should simply call it "home field advantage"...

Which RG clearly is at a disadvantage...
Forum: Racing 12-23-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 180,612
Posted By DesertSurfer
Lest we not forget...

Despres' Mudgate and Peterhansel's crash gate...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 11,456
Views: 2,450,889
Posted By DesertSurfer
Prepping for a ride to the tip of Baja next week

Threw on the stock seat since I'll probably drop the bike a few times riding it to Cabo next week.

http://phx.smugmug.com/Other/Local/i-MsGTgxn/0/L/image-L.jpg
I was lucky to get the invite by...
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