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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Today, 06:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,013
Posted By mojave
I'm now sipping a salutary bourbon. It took 3...

I'm now sipping a salutary bourbon. It took 3 hours at our back water Kali DMV to unravel and reknit the paper on this Arizona bike. The clerk finally pulled it off after it became obvious SOMETHING...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-19-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,013
Posted By mojave
NSS - that's inspiring,

NSS - that's inspiring,
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-19-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,013
Posted By mojave
YES! YES! YES! My question is answered. ...

YES! YES! YES!

My question is answered.

Monday is the day I start to ride more cautiously.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,013
Posted By mojave
Thanks Guys, I can't wait!!! The seller is out of...

Thanks Guys, I can't wait!!! The seller is out of town.

She has a sister but she's for sure taken.

This whole KTM thing is getting to me. I'm thinking I need a 350exc too. Then I can lower the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,013
Posted By mojave
YEAH! Now if just got to connect with the...

YEAH! Now if just got to connect with the seller....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,013
Posted By mojave
It has crossed my mind this could be the case. I...

It has crossed my mind this could be the case. I can see where the power and suspension just possess you ... but I rationalize that I'm not stupid, I'll not go too fast. I still have a really vivid...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-17-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,013
Posted By mojave
Does the 990 crush offroad?

It sure seemed that way to me on a quick test ride. I couldn't even tippy toe both feet at the same time but once in motion I felt like a GOD. A feeling I only have had on a couple well sorted...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16,141
Views: 1,936,244
Posted By mojave
Thanks TobyG, The guy (Curtis) who owns it now...

Thanks TobyG,
The guy (Curtis) who owns it now is a pretty responsible MC owner for keeping up with maintenance stuff - he checked valve clearances not a long while back and they were spot on. But...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16,141
Views: 1,936,244
Posted By mojave
I have a quick question about long term...

I have a quick question about long term weaknesses or problems of the 650 Dakar. I'm thinking of buying back a 2001 Dakar that I've owned twice before. The last owner has ridden the snot out of it...
Forum: Beasts 12-03-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,560
Posted By mojave
I think the foot pegs and levers can be shifted...

I think the foot pegs and levers can be shifted over from a Bonne, little more leg rooms and natural position
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,482
Posted By mojave
My next door neighbor for a while - Frank - was...

My next door neighbor for a while - Frank - was one of those old school MC industry types. Once in a while one of his racer friends would stop in on something old and wonderful. I rode some kind of...
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,813
Posted By mojave
Well, got the low baller recommendations over...

Well, got the low baller recommendations over with,classy.

I owned a 03 1000DS for a while. Very fun bike. Rode it down and up Baja. However, there are practical considerations.

1. Kind of...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,874
Views: 271,994
Posted By mojave
http://images.craigslist.org/00T0T_MaDYoQgysm_600x...

http://images.craigslist.org/00T0T_MaDYoQgysm_600x450.jpg

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/mcy/4778895186.html



Only $1800, but "needs full restoration". Looks like the Velociraptor...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,178
Posted By mojave
I owned 3 different SR500's over the years. OK...

I owned 3 different SR500's over the years. OK bike for the $500-$1200 I paid. When they were current I would have never bought one for near full or full price compared to what was otherwise...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12,982
Views: 666,812
Posted By mojave
The WR250R and regret it thread. Where galutes go...

The WR250R and regret it thread. Where galutes go to .... circle jerk? :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,815
Posted By mojave
Road oriented the most fun was a 1983 XL500....

Road oriented the most fun was a 1983 XL500. Better in almost all respects than the DR650SE I had much later - a little lighter offroad, and a little gruntier and fun on road. Still, a big handful...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12,982
Views: 666,812
Posted By mojave
This thread has gone far afield... Anyway,...

This thread has gone far afield...

Anyway, last Sunday after a 50 mile loop in the El Paso's south of where I live I was so happy about the fork re-valving a local suspension guy did on my WR250R...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4,295
Views: 816,292
Posted By mojave
Well..... look, i like these bikes too, have...

Well..... look, i like these bikes too, have owned three CT's over the years, a 1968 was my first motorcycle. And I've had a long term dream of trying to ride one coast to coast. BUT, in the really...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 46,362
Views: 9,298,037
Posted By mojave
Probby work, it's just plastic.

Probby work, it's just plastic.
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,098
Posted By mojave
The Dakars have 8" travel. 8 crummy useless...

The Dakars have 8" travel. 8 crummy useless inches until you get proper springs and valving. I think 6 quality inches would mean more offroad than 8 or 10 crap inches.
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,098
Posted By mojave
Later years Transalps the dry weight is up to 432...

Later years Transalps the dry weight is up to 432 and power down to 50 - , somehow I think Honda was playing fast and loose with the spec. That doesn't mean the VT didn't weigh more and have less...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,098
Posted By mojave
It might from both a compression drop and a...

It might from both a compression drop and a considerably lower rev limit. Peak power would be down quite a bit I'd think. I think the compression drop is probably less important than the rev limit -...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,098
Posted By mojave
I had a DR650 for while, did lots of mods,...

I had a DR650 for while, did lots of mods, finally sold it when I picked up a cheap used WRR. I kind of miss the DR sometimes.

Suzuki is so cheap they have essentially never altered that bike....
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,098
Posted By mojave
The little vee Ascot had about as much power as...

The little vee Ascot had about as much power as the Transalp and weighed less. I think I'd take the Ascot with better wheels, chain, and a little wind screen. Of course, a Dakar is what you get.
...
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,098
Posted By mojave
Seems like Yamaha could do this with the 700...

Seems like Yamaha could do this with the 700 twin. At least it would have the power to go whatever speed you wanted, and hit the 400 pound limit.

I do quite a bit of offroad with road bikes. It's...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 46,362
Views: 9,298,037
Posted By mojave
Just a random report from the wilderness. After...

Just a random report from the wilderness. After living with the WRR harsh forks for a couple years I had a local semi-pro suspension guy soften up the shim stack - $100. The forks are SO MUCH better,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 152,677
Posted By mojave
Paul - well, no. Actually I have ridden far for...

Paul - well, no. Actually I have ridden far for road than dirt over the years. I commuted on a bike in Los Angeles and San Diego freeway traffic for 10 years straight, our car my wife used. That...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 152,677
Posted By mojave
And for that they can buy the FJ. I will likely...

And for that they can buy the FJ. I will likely get something else.

As for you - go for all the "aids" you think you might need.

Today I'm going climbing on the Eastside of the Sierra with...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 152,677
Posted By mojave
That would be a pit of boredom. It's just a...

That would be a pit of boredom.

It's just a discussion about the FJ - I'm primed and ready to get a bike to replace the NCX. It's been really interesting with Yamaha rolling out the FZ's, and...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 152,677
Posted By mojave
Well, I mean I have one and I don't really like...

Well, I mean I have one and I don't really like it. I've owned several Airheads and I like those a lot more. Quiet at speed? Hmmm.... Hayabusa? :evil
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 26,994
Posted By mojave
1973 R75/5 LWB in perfect nick, like the one I...

1973 R75/5 LWB in perfect nick, like the one I commuted on 1986-1989. Wished I'd never sold it.:waysad
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 152,677
Posted By mojave
At the risk of being a bore - 42 years riding,...

At the risk of being a bore - 42 years riding, 80+ bikes registered, another 40 or so race /dirt bikes. Out of that two had ABS, and I never needed it. I'm with Mr. Ashman on this.

I also think...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 152,677
Posted By mojave
Thanks, you verbalized why I'm not interested in...

Thanks, you verbalized why I'm not interested in coughing up $2500 more - I don't care about the subframe, ABS, traction control. I'll take mine with the fairing and tank for another $1000, please. ...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 152,677
Posted By mojave
462 pounds VS what? maybe 445? I mean the lowest...

462 pounds VS what? maybe 445? I mean the lowest you could reasonably hope this bike to be would be 445, based on the FZ. My MTS1000 was about 460 pounds. 462 pounds for a 100 HP water cooled bike...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,435
Posted By mojave
I think it was mentioned up thread but with the...

I think it was mentioned up thread but with the KLR you'll not have to ponder turning back very often. I used to live in SD and rode in the mountains and deserts quite a bit. I commuted on a string...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,435
Posted By mojave
Or get a DR650SE if one pops up in the...

Or get a DR650SE if one pops up in the neighborhood at a good price. A little lighter and more dirtbike like than the KLR and it cruises highways just as well. You'll need a larger tank for longer...
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,629
Posted By mojave
The Holy Grail 400 pound 70HP ADV bike is just...

The Holy Grail 400 pound 70HP ADV bike is just around the corner... really, it is.

For those that live in the past.

The DR650 - people (me included) have been underwhelmed by that bike for what...
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 49,376
Posted By mojave
What does "Restricted" On Board Computer mean?...

What does "Restricted" On Board Computer mean? That you have the same computer as the XCX and XCA but some functions are locked out? I assume these this is an information dash computer, not an...
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 106,867
Posted By mojave
I like this moderately. I'm sure it's a fun bike...

I like this moderately. I'm sure it's a fun bike and all but except for the styling I think a FZ-07 or 09 probably scores over it in the mix of functions.
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 152,677
Posted By mojave
Why is this bike in "Road Warriors" anyway? The...

Why is this bike in "Road Warriors" anyway? The Multi 1200, and the CB500X isn't anymore Adv then this.
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