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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-28-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19,166
Views: 7,890,636
Posted By cleophus
That was my bike! Almost brings a tear to my...

That was my bike! Almost brings a tear to my eye, I miss her. I bought it with 2500 miles in brand new condition and sold it to blocman with around 28,000 miles. I rode it mostly here in the Utah...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-30-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,642,501
Posted By cleophus
One of my favorite things about the 950 is the...

One of my favorite things about the 950 is the dual rally tank design. By moving the tanks to the side it allows the seat to extend closer to the triple clamps like a dirt bike so you can slide way...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-02-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 182,451
Posted By cleophus
Damn that is one good looking bike! :freaky

Damn that is one good looking bike! :freaky
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-23-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By cleophus
Yes it is, a special silver colored grease that...

Yes it is, a special silver colored grease that prevents galvanic action from welding dissimilar metals together. Enjoy the Emig kit, top notch and ultra reliable stuff.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-06-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,387
Posted By cleophus
Apparently there are two Karoos Karoo...

Apparently there are two Karoos

Karoo...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 65,975
Posted By cleophus
Bad ass!!:clap

Bad ass!!:clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,450
Posted By cleophus
My favorite 950 feature is the manual adjust for...

My favorite 950 feature is the manual adjust for throttle position :evil
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19,166
Views: 7,890,636
Posted By cleophus
More 5-mile

The guy in the blue shirt rode the rear wheel right off his RM-Z 250 trying to keep up with the two 950s :rofl
http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb49/tchurch_photo/5%20mile%20pass/2008-11-20002.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19,166
Views: 7,890,636
Posted By cleophus
Trying to figure out how to post multiple pics: 5-mile pass a couple seasons ago...

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb49/tchurch_photo/5%20mile%20pass/2008-11-20004.jpghttp://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb49/tchurch_photo/5%20mile%20pass/2008-11-20005.jpghttp://i205.photobucket.co...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,450
Posted By cleophus
+1 :deal

+1 :deal
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,641
Posted By cleophus
Hands down, the best one!:freaky

Hands down, the best one!:freaky
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-01-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 51,948
Posted By cleophus
The Shorai has been great in my 950 so far, but I...

The Shorai has been great in my 950 so far, but I haven't tried it below freezing yet so I'll have to reserve final judgement.

At 0 C I turned the lights and grips on for 5 minutes or so, first...
Forum: Racing 10-23-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 50,486
Posted By cleophus
Godspeed. Sad, sad day.

Godspeed. Sad, sad day.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-22-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,239
Posted By cleophus
That explains a lot about Adventurer's Workshop,...

That explains a lot about Adventurer's Workshop, exactly the impression I've got from dealing them. Horrible customer service, 3 weeks late with shipping two throttle locks (that were supposedly in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-29-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 52,803
Posted By cleophus
I think the GS is a great bike, just a different...

I think the GS is a great bike, just a different focus than the 950. That segment of the market has lots of competition, Supertenere, Vstrom, etc, so KTM should stick to what it does best: making...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-29-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 52,803
Posted By cleophus
OTOH, maybe that sketch is the initial Adventure...

OTOH, maybe that sketch is the initial Adventure replacement that was supposedly nixed by KTM brass as "too much like BMW" and the designers were sent back to the drawing board to make the bike we...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-29-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 52,803
Posted By cleophus
Looks like I'm going to be keeping the good ol...

Looks like I'm going to be keeping the good ol 950 for a long, long time (fine by me :D) I'm thinking the 950/990 was based so close to the Meoni 950 rally bike that KTM considers it not "refined"...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,606
Posted By cleophus
The Orange kool-aid recipe is finally revealed! ...

The Orange kool-aid recipe is finally revealed!

:bert
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-13-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,330
Posted By cleophus
+1 , I've got one of these for my 950, works...

+1 , I've got one of these for my 950, works great. I did a little custom fabrication and made it easily removable.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-08-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,303
Posted By cleophus
I usually blue loctite mine too, not sure if the...

I usually blue loctite mine too, not sure if the manual calls for it. I've went to change back to the 17t for long road trips and found it had come loose, even when torqued to 100Nm.:dunno
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-01-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 82,290
Posted By cleophus
...when you wear a kidney belt both for riding...

...when you wear a kidney belt both for riding and for back support while picking the big pig up.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-01-2010, 07:34 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 82,290
Posted By cleophus
...you are riding on a dirt frontage road and are...

...you are riding on a dirt frontage road and are passing motorcycles riding on the interstate.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-28-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By cleophus
It may be time for a new water pump...:D just...

It may be time for a new water pump...:D just kidding, my coolant reservoir level varies at cold between high and low, never caused any problems. I think its normal for the LC8.

I've added...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-13-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By cleophus
A lot of people remove the canister because if...

A lot of people remove the canister because if (when:D) you crash and the bike is on its side at enough of an angle, the canister fills with gas making it difficult to start and possibly running down...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-13-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By cleophus
The RevI damps only away from center with a free...

The RevI damps only away from center with a free return, while the RevII damps away and returning to center. I got the RevI I think that's what they recommend for more dirt riding.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-11-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By cleophus
Emig damper w/20mm offset triple clamps...

Emig damper w/20mm offset triple clamps rocks!:thumb The front feels like its more planted, really solid. I believe the SE comes stock with 20mm offset triple.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,116
Posted By cleophus
My 950 has been down many times in rocks,etc....

My 950 has been down many times in rocks,etc. with only the Carbon Performance guards and they have worked great. (knock on wood) The fairings are a bit scratched up but I didn't want to deal with...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-26-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By cleophus
I love the 20mm offset triples + EMIG damper...

I love the 20mm offset triples + EMIG damper worth every penny!:clap

I did those changes plus a superplush fork revalve/stiffer spring all over the same winter, so I'm not sure exactly which it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-26-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Posted By cleophus
I've got a pair of those and they are awesome. ...

I've got a pair of those and they are awesome. Thicker than the KTM branded ones and you don't have to use any silicone to mount them. I've crashed hard on rocks quite a few times and they have...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-07-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 109,775
Posted By cleophus
That is one disturbing piece of photoshop hackery.

That is one disturbing piece of photoshop hackery.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-02-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,483
Posted By cleophus
Put three 908RR's on there and you could ride...

Put three 908RR's on there and you could ride canyon walls
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-02-2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,458
Posted By cleophus
oooh you are a cold bastard, but only because you...

oooh you are a cold bastard, but only because you beat me to it

sorry guys, all in good fun

:hide

ok back to our regularly scheduled seat height thread...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-27-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By cleophus
Congrats and welcome to the OC!:clap This...

Congrats and welcome to the OC!:clap

This forum/950 H.O.W./cpmodem are amazingly valuable resources, they've helped me enjoy my 950 to the fullest. Definitely the funnest 24K miles I've had on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-22-2009, 11:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By cleophus
I used a phillips screwdriver instead, seemed to...

I used a phillips screwdriver instead, seemed to work well, thunked right into place when the recess in the crank came around. Just don't bump it and knock it out!
Forum: Racing 08-22-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,017
Posted By cleophus
Congrats Frog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:clap:clap:clap:clap

Congrats Frog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-22-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By cleophus
+1 I'd go with the Scorps. Great in the dirt,...

+1 I'd go with the Scorps. Great in the dirt, front stays amazingly well planted for a non-knobby. Smooth and weave-free on the pavement. It's almost like pirelli designed em just for the...
Forum: Racing 08-21-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,017
Posted By cleophus
Awesome frog, way to go!!!!:clap

Awesome frog, way to go!!!!:clap
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-17-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22,530
Views: 2,107,804
Posted By cleophus
That was a blast, great riding with you all!

That was a blast, great riding with you all!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-15-2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 993
Posted By cleophus
Oh yeah, I forgot about the slides exiting...

Oh yeah, I forgot about the slides exiting corners on the 908. Predictable enough to be pretty damn fun though.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-15-2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 993
Posted By cleophus
The 908RR (for me at least and with a 606 front)...

The 908RR (for me at least and with a 606 front) tends to weave a bit above 85 mph or so, worse with loaded panniers. It does get better after a few hundred miles of break in. Great in the sand...
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