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Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,538
Posted By Black Hills
I have a FLIR camera at work, maybe I will do a...

I have a FLIR camera at work, maybe I will do a little video of it?
Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By Black Hills
not exactly sure what you said there, but pretty...

not exactly sure what you said there, but pretty sure I agree:D
Forum: Orange Crush 08-25-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,710
Posted By Black Hills
It leaves the TC/ABS setting however you have...

It leaves the TC/ABS setting however you have them set when you shut the bike off. But, you can turn them on/off as you wish but you have to be stopped to do it (with or without the dongle) it...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-25-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,710
Posted By Black Hills
With the dongle installed on mine it keeps the...

With the dongle installed on mine it keeps the mode (but I think it did that before?) as well as the TC and abs settings.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-21-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3,541
Views: 455,347
Posted By Black Hills
mine works great (R) once ditched the mirrors

mine works great (R) once ditched the mirrors
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,939
Posted By Black Hills
apparently they have to be over 30psi?

apparently they have to be over 30psi?
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,939
Posted By Black Hills
hate to admit it is a nice feature, but it is....

hate to admit it is a nice feature, but it is. Running some fire roads/gravel when I get the TPMS alert. I pull over and feel the tires, both seem good so I ignore it, but switch to the TPMS screen...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,207
Posted By Black Hills
Exactly!! the issue is well known/documented, the...

Exactly!! the issue is well known/documented, the solution is well know/documented (and cheap) so I don't know why some people keep making a big deal out of it??
Forum: Orange Crush 08-19-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 33,490
Posted By Black Hills
opinions differ greatly, for the record I was...

opinions differ greatly, for the record I was comparing my '11 990R (20,000mi.) to my '14 1190R (8,000mi.). after sending the forks to superplush on both bikes. I can understand your opinion on the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-19-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,568
Posted By Black Hills
this is typicall of a "Adventure" trip for me....

this is typicall of a "Adventure" trip for me. Rapid City, SD to Durango, CO and back. Everything from 100MPH on remote wighways in WY to portions of the COBDR that were Rocky first gear stuff....
Forum: Orange Crush 08-19-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,568
Posted By Black Hills
OK, more specific: 50+ MPG averaging 60mph...

OK, more specific:

50+ MPG averaging 60mph from Durango to Denver
typically 45MPG on flat level highway at 80MPH (stock gearing 1190R)
32 MPG on rocky trails 2 up, mostly all in 1st gear

...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-19-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,568
Posted By Black Hills
My 1190R typically gets around 40mpg with mixed...

My 1190R typically gets around 40mpg with mixed on/off road riding. so 250 miles would really be pushing it. I'm farily confident I can always make 200? I have seen mileage as high as 52mpg (Durango...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 33,490
Posted By Black Hills
So you haven't ridden one? This seems to be the...

So you haven't ridden one? This seems to be the case with everyone claiming the 990 is superior??? I'm looking for a factual comparison between the two on the same trail. Mine tells me there is no...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 33,490
Posted By Black Hills
Lol... Unfortunately this is a large part of it:D...

Lol... Unfortunately this is a large part of it:D

On a serious note what exactly is it performance wise (ie what does it do/ not do compared to the other) that makes the 1190 inferior to the 990...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 33,490
Posted By Black Hills
My point is that " most of us off road only guys"...

My point is that " most of us off road only guys" are a niche market, therefore not profitable to build a bike for:D
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 33,490
Posted By Black Hills
Exactly! to think a company, any company is...

Exactly! to think a company, any company is going to build a bike that only a few diehards want is ridiculous. The niche market is not what makes money for motorcycle manufacturers. the adventure...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-15-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By Black Hills
I haven't noticed any problem yet did about 500...

I haven't noticed any problem yet did about 500 miles in hard rain back in June and it seemed fine? I do wash it at the car wash but I'm careful around controls/bearings. My throttle housing was...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-15-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 974
Views: 92,102
Posted By Black Hills
if you clean them with gas they can deteriorate...

if you clean them with gas they can deteriorate faster, but I have had them last 10 years (with regular maint) on dirt bikes. I do full maint at least once a year so not too concerned, but everything...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-15-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 974
Views: 92,102
Posted By Black Hills
the trouble with the snorkels is not the foam...

the trouble with the snorkels is not the foam itself, they are glued together at a small seem and the glue pulls apart. the filter actual filter and gasket are made of the same material that all dirt...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-15-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 974
Views: 92,102
Posted By Black Hills
Mine did the same thing.

Mine did the same thing.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-14-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 33,490
Posted By Black Hills
No way!?!?!:D

No way!?!?!:D
Forum: Orange Crush 08-14-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,520
Posted By Black Hills
that's what I did, $17

that's what I did, $17
Forum: Orange Crush 08-14-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By Black Hills
my wife is about 5'7 and it works fine, my...

my wife is about 5'7 and it works fine, my daughter is 5'10" and says she occasionally ends up against the luggage rack so a 6' passenger may be too cramped??
Forum: Orange Crush 08-13-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 33,490
Posted By Black Hills
you are both saying the same thing, it has enough...

you are both saying the same thing, it has enough power...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-12-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By Black Hills
my wife has no complaints. this was a few...

my wife has no complaints. this was a few weekends ago in the big Horns. not a lot of miles but almost all off the pavement which she seems to really enjoy??
...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-12-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By Black Hills
it will only happen when it's new, everything is...

it will only happen when it's new, everything is nice and clean so the lube flings off onto the hot case, thins out due to temp and drips.. after a few hundred miles it will be more of a black goo:D
Forum: Orange Crush 08-12-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By Black Hills
most likely chain lube, every bike I've ever had...

most likely chain lube, every bike I've ever had does the same thing.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-11-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10,470
Views: 2,173,234
Posted By Black Hills
went for a ride ...

went for a ride
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t163/blackhills_2007/Mobile%20Uploads/AE47073F-BBF1-411B-BCDC-ACC3A9FC7B74_zpsybf1eicx.jpg...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-11-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 33,490
Posted By Black Hills
don't get your undies in a bunch, just asking. to...

don't get your undies in a bunch, just asking. to me the 990 is no more a DAKAR bike than the 1190. is every liter sportbike the same as that companies GP bike? of course not, they are "based" on...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-11-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 33,490
Posted By Black Hills
OK, so what is it you don't like about he 1190?...

OK, so what is it you don't like about he 1190? to me it feels very much the same as the 990 other than the engine. actually with the stock suspension I think the 1190 was a little better than the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-11-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 33,490
Posted By Black Hills
the 1190 chassis looks very much the same once...

the 1190 chassis looks very much the same once the Tupperware is stripped away? are you referring to chassis geometry/suspension or simply the "looks" of the bike?
Forum: Orange Crush 08-11-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 33,490
Posted By Black Hills
this is what I don't understand: how is the 990...

this is what I don't understand: how is the 990 based on a race bike but the 1190 isn't? the 990 was an evolution of the 950 (DAKAR bike) and the 1190 is an evolution of the 990?? are they not the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-11-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 33,490
Posted By Black Hills
I think this part is important: "The bike will...

I think this part is important: "The bike will sit alongside the 1190 Adventure and Adventure R, launched in 2013"
Forum: Orange Crush 08-10-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 33,490
Posted By Black Hills
That is my thought as well

That is my thought as well
Forum: Orange Crush 08-10-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 33,490
Posted By Black Hills
What did you think of the engine? I think the off...

What did you think of the engine? I think the off road mode makes it more rideable than the 990?
Forum: Orange Crush 08-10-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 33,490
Posted By Black Hills
In your comparison between the 990 and the 1190...

In your comparison between the 990 and the 1190 what exactly is it that makes the 990 "much better" off road? Just curious as I am having a hard time feeling like the 1190 gives up much ( if any) to...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-08-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 33,490
Posted By Black Hills
the 990 was near perfect as well, lacking only...

the 990 was near perfect as well, lacking only top end power for highway use, the 1190 addressed that very well:D
Forum: Orange Crush 08-08-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 33,490
Posted By Black Hills
this is it for me as well. I have a 300XC-w for...

this is it for me as well. I have a 300XC-w for "real dirtbiking", but I want the adventure to be able to handle most off road situations but still be able to cruise @ 85mph for 3 hours down the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-08-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 33,490
Posted By Black Hills
:d

:d
Forum: Orange Crush 08-08-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 33,490
Posted By Black Hills
the pipe is fine for an adventure bike, which is...

the pipe is fine for an adventure bike, which is what it is, not a dirtbike. the under seat exhaust was a minor issue with luggage, and a passenger. I guess it depends on what you want to use the...
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