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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By Ramv
Another vote for HDB. I wear the XD3.

Another vote for HDB. I wear the XD3.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5,752
Views: 1,775,046
Posted By Ramv
Here's the link. Bolt on, no issues, pretty easy...

Here's the link. Bolt on, no issues, pretty easy to install. My bike already had the 2-1 exhaust done, however that should be the only mod you need. It works with passenger pegs but I took mine off...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-13-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5,752
Views: 1,775,046
Posted By Ramv
Quick run up to Rampart Range: ...

Quick run up to Rampart Range:

https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10846203_753386984742824_5755654070939367694_n.jpg?oh=bd0582096389d5c446979723cfb08a95&oe=5508D6AE

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-30-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,320
Posted By Ramv
Running 16/45 on the SE. Ok for highway (up to...

Running 16/45 on the SE. Ok for highway (up to around 100), a little tall for off-road. Will go deeper next time.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-27-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By Ramv
Any pics with the Lynx installed?

Any pics with the Lynx installed?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-27-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By Ramv
I think that is about what I want. I saw some...

I think that is about what I want. I saw some cool pics of the single Bajadesigns in the 950 pics threads. Considering the trail tech voyager too. Need to sell the Ducati so I can finance some...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-27-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By Ramv
SE-R Headlight Replacement??

Through numerous crashes, I have torn up the mask/mounts of my stock headlight/mask and its being held on by tape. Any good complete replacements? I don't need crazy light as I try to avoid riding...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-07-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5,752
Views: 1,775,046
Posted By Ramv
You guys have a problem. No way I would own two...

You guys have a problem. No way I would own two SEs.... Unless my Ducati sells. :rofl:rofl:evil
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6,194
Views: 1,288,601
Posted By Ramv
Resale seems disappointing. My dealer offered...

Resale seems disappointing. My dealer offered less than half of retail in trade on a KTM when it was a year old. Oh well. It finally !!!! runs right after 22000 miles. Multiple flashes and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-12-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,621
Posted By Ramv
My '07 950 SE did the same thing.... Until I got...

My '07 950 SE did the same thing.... Until I got the kickstand switch. Easy to install, cheap. No more stumbles and stalls.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-01-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,198
Posted By Ramv
2 year update on my skidplate and sidestand...

2 year update on my skidplate and sidestand relocator. :clap:clap

Lots of impacts and crashes. No issues.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By Ramv
You mean like teaching her to mtn bike on the...

You mean like teaching her to mtn bike on the "Whole Enchilada"?:rofl


Not spending a bunch of money is the right answer. I have had her riding my Dad's XT-250 a few times. The clutch is...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By Ramv
any autos?

So I grew up riding z50, ct70/90s etc before moving to an XR80.

I am trying to convince my 40 year old wife to try riding. Our friends ride, the wives on wr125s and CRf 150s. I am thinking she...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,502
Posted By Ramv
I can tell you I prefer my 950 SE to my '10 Duc...

I can tell you I prefer my 950 SE to my '10 Duc on and off. I believe the the '14 Duc is a bit different, but the ergos are probably similar and that's my hang up. The throttle,response is better...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By Ramv
Enduro Gloves

Wore "Pawtectors" for years. Rode in my mtn bike gloves the other day. I need more protection. They are comfy but my knuckles are bruised from branches.

Any suggestions? I was looking at...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-21-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,459
Posted By Ramv
No experience with an Adv but my SE is my...

No experience with an Adv but my SE is my favorite street bike ever. And an adequate dirt bike! Previous bikes are Ducati MTS1200, Superhawk 1000F, KLR650. Really enjoy it on the twisties and like...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By Ramv
Anyone tried one?

Anyone tried one?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-23-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 20,699
Posted By Ramv
KTM twin is a KTM twin. Keep Oc. I would...

KTM twin is a KTM twin. Keep Oc. I would actually want to include the 690s in here since to me these are all the same application. I use my SE different than some people, probably a 500 EXC would be...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,009
Posted By Ramv
Not sure on the thumpers but my twin KTM is...

Not sure on the thumpers but my twin KTM is completely trouble and maintenance free. My dad has an XT250 and its fine although not a hardcore off-road machine. My KLX is great if I am not trying to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By Ramv
New or update?

Kicking this question around.

Currently have a 96 KLX 250 R I bought new, plated in Canada. Also have a Super Enduro and a Multistrada. (Selling the latter, the former will be my adventure...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-16-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,267
Posted By Ramv
Have rode through water thigh deep on the SE. I...

Have rode through water thigh deep on the SE. I wouldn't mod the airbox.
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By Ramv
Great info guys. My current treads are done. Bike...

Great info guys. My current treads are done. Bike is running like a top so think I will dosimeters new rubber and ride it for a few more seasons.

Thanks again !
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-15-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,042
Posted By Ramv
It was a dog stock. I was coming from a 100 hp...

It was a dog stock. I was coming from a 100 hp carbed sportbike that supposedly weighed the same, I had high expectations of power. My bad for taking the salesman advice, and buying from a local...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-13-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,042
Posted By Ramv
I prefer my 950 SE in every facet on and off-road...

I prefer my 950 SE in every facet on and off-road compared to the Duc. I would imagine the 1190 is a much better road bike than either. Duc is poorly fueled, underpowered, uncomfortable one up, and...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6,194
Views: 1,288,601
Posted By Ramv
Stock hand heaters are great. Very worthwhile....

Stock hand heaters are great. Very worthwhile. Great indicator on the dash. A little difficult to operate since the starter button is recessed.

Install is terrible. Have to pull the full...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-15-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,281
Posted By Ramv
Gaenre balanced oil. As pictured above....

Gaenre balanced oil. As pictured above. Waterproof. Awesome on road or off. Comfortable. I use the. As my dirt boots. 10 x more comfortable then my Tech 7s. As good or better as my SMX Alpinestars. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-14-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,744
Posted By Ramv
That was hilarious! I like the dollar per kilo...

That was hilarious! I like the dollar per kilo comparison. However I don't think he was considering the orange crush KDMs...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-07-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By Ramv
Yeah State Farm sucked for me. I could have done...

Yeah State Farm sucked for me. I could have done a CbR 600 for half the price since it was totally based on displacement. They were total ass holes and are employed by State Farm where as the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-07-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By Ramv
I am around $200 per year each with Foremost on...

I am around $200 per year each with Foremost on my '07 950 SE and my '10 Ducati. I am mid 30s, no tickets on the record.

I do all my insurance through Farmers though and they discount the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By Ramv
Aggressive street legal tire for small bike?

Currently running a Michelin soft terrain front and a Metz,er Unicross rear. Both are 15 years old. KLX250 that sees very little street miles but is plated. I mainly use it on the road in Moab from...
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6,194
Views: 1,288,601
Posted By Ramv
Love the Trax cases, if they worked with the...

Love the Trax cases, if they worked with the stock top box rack, that's the way I would have gone...

Got my bike back yesterday from the dealer (thankgoodness, 20s and heavy snow today). Finally...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-29-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,009
Posted By Ramv
Do you have the emissions still in place ? You...

Do you have the emissions still in place ? You may have loaded the charcoal canister with fuel.
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6,194
Views: 1,288,601
Posted By Ramv
Yeah. Talked to the service manager yesterday....

Yeah. Talked to the service manager yesterday. Apparently they have got it to where its running but flashing a check engine light and "module missing" or something along that lines in the right hand...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,831
Posted By Ramv
Nonsense. My SE is my favorite street bike....

Nonsense. My SE is my favorite street bike. Smoother tires and it would become a comfortable sport bike.

I just wore out a set of Continental Trail Attacks on the Multi. They were good street...
Forum: Beasts 09-26-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6,194
Views: 1,288,601
Posted By Ramv
Had mine in for the 22,500 mile service. ...

Had mine in for the 22,500 mile service. Apparently there wa a reflash to install. They installed the ABS one on my non-ABS bike. Now apparently it's locked up......


Anyone want to give me...
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,364
Posted By Ramv
Speed, load and quality of fuel. The settings...

Speed, load and quality of fuel. The settings don't really do much(touring) or just seem to make it sluggish (city)
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6,194
Views: 1,288,601
Posted By Ramv
Thanks! Pro Italia was quick and easy. Also...

Thanks! Pro Italia was quick and easy. Also ordered up a set of Angel GTs and have an appt tomorrow for install. 6500 miles is about all I am going to get out of my Conti Trail Attaks.
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,147
Posted By Ramv
I have found the Multi to be much worse on tar...

I have found the Multi to be much worse on tar snakes than other bikes with a bunch of different tires. I assume its the bike, not the tire.
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6,194
Views: 1,288,601
Posted By Ramv
Any thoughts ona good place to get replacement...

Any thoughts ona good place to get replacement oem parts? My dumb self forgot to turn the bars when I parked it in the garage this afternoon and broke the left side mirror stem off when I closed the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-28-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,657
Posted By Ramv
I lent my Ducati to my boss and commuted on my SE...

I lent my Ducati to my boss and commuted on my SE for a few weeks. The SE is busier on the highway and has no signals or mirrors so that was a bit of a challenge plus I couldn't seem to get the...
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