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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-28-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By brooks
my piston was scored cleaned up with a little...

my piston was scored cleaned up with a little emery cloth and put a new oring in so if anyone ever needs one in a emergency i could send it to them.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-24-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By brooks
my stock one went out last year on a trip. fixed...

my stock one went out last year on a trip. fixed with a new oring from carquest and it lasted 5000 more miles than went out again so replaced with a sigutech and love it:D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-22-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,866
Posted By brooks
If you can't get your bike on the center stand...

If you can't get your bike on the center stand you shouldnt be riding it. Eat your wheaties and put on a fresh set of panties. That is all
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-21-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3,629
Views: 1,053,264
Posted By brooks
Sorry haven't been on for a couple of days. These...

Sorry haven't been on for a couple of days. These are the lights I got. They are a bit bigger than I wanted but trying to figure out a mount for them....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-15-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3,629
Views: 1,053,264
Posted By brooks
Anybody mounted led lights on their 850? Looking...

Anybody mounted led lights on their 850? Looking for a good mounting location.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-15-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,182
Posted By brooks
I lost my clutch slave on a road trip about a...

I lost my clutch slave on a road trip about a year ago and they overnighted me one to my next destination. Yeah ktm parts are back ordered some times not twins fault. I say good service and good crew...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By brooks
If you need them pronto you can strap it to the...

If you need them pronto you can strap it to the rack as well. Good to have as a backup in case the latches break.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,321
Posted By brooks
I have the standard ktm grips on my 990. I like...

I have the standard ktm grips on my 990. I like the big grip because I have big hands.:evil I have the oxford on my tdm. More adjustment than the KTM grips which I'm pretty sure are made by hot grips.
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,164
Posted By brooks
Laugh These guys arms are calibrated in inch lbs not...

These guys arms are calibrated in inch lbs not foot lbs. when you start breaking bolts let us know!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-06-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,675
Posted By brooks
I lost my clutch slave in Colorado on a cross...

I lost my clutch slave in Colorado on a cross country trip and fixed it with a .22 oring from car quest. I fedex a new one to my destination and didn't have to put it on for 5000 miles because the...
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6,583
Views: 2,976,739
Posted By brooks
Oh sweet mother!!!:1drink

Oh sweet mother!!!:1drink
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,929
Posted By brooks
There is a extender. That metal bar looking thing...

There is a extender. That metal bar looking thing underneath the seat.
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,262
Posted By brooks
Lil Lightning!

Lil Lightning!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-08-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3,629
Views: 1,053,264
Posted By brooks
Need a new shock

92 TDM 850. Live in Washington state. My old girl needs a new shock and I was wondering if anyone has a good source for one. Also if you do do you need to order new bolts, bushings etc...? Thanks!
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By brooks
Im going to order one after christmas just in...

Im going to order one after christmas just in case santa brings me one. Is that bracket a copy of the original? I thought you were not supposed to mount it on the swing arm???
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 149,845
Posted By brooks
Walmart has a lot of good camping stuff if you...

Walmart has a lot of good camping stuff if you need something you forgot before you left. They have motorcycle oil and filters-mine caries Mobil 1, castrol actevo, and another motorcycle ke oil in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-25-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,618
Posted By brooks
I have a tomtom rider 2. Great little unit and I...

I have a tomtom rider 2. Great little unit and I carry an Oregon as backup.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-19-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 17,562
Posted By brooks
Looks pretty clean though, nice BDCW skid plate...

Looks pretty clean though, nice BDCW skid plate and Renazco seat. I would say check the clutch (blue lactate) and the water pump since you are in there. Two big issues with the 950. I just moved away...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,515
Posted By brooks
ummm wipe it off with a wet cloth and you are...

ummm wipe it off with a wet cloth and you are good. The only "helmet" I've ever waxed is the one between my legs.....a lot!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-07-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,558
Posted By brooks
Wicked 07 990 with 32,000 miles. Only thing that's...

07 990 with 32,000 miles. Only thing that's happened was the oring on my clutch slave. Replaced with aftermarket clutch slave. Also I have to keep replacing rear tires but I don't know why?...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-30-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,659
Posted By brooks
Also use a off road chain lube so the goop...

Also use a off road chain lube so the goop doesn't turn into a grinding paste.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-30-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,659
Posted By brooks
You can just go down a tooth in the front to a...

You can just go down a tooth in the front to a 16, makes a good difference without affecting the RPMs much. Standard after 08 anyway.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-27-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,673
Posted By brooks
Thumb I have my old one rebuilt for a spare I could...

I have my old one rebuilt for a spare I could send you if need be also
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-27-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,673
Posted By brooks
I lost my clutch slave last year in the middle of...

I lost my clutch slave last year in the middle of nowhere and KTMtwins fedexd me a new one. If you can find a address to use they will do that. Also mtb shops stock the hydraulic fluid. You can go to...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,785
Posted By brooks
mine won't start the bike much below 32F even...

mine won't start the bike much below 32F even with the proper warm up procedures. I think the high compression ratio has something to do with it. Not too happy with it. 07 990 adventure.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-03-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,301
Posted By brooks
If you have a partner you could pull away the...

If you have a partner you could pull away the tank from the bike while he holds it and turn it on so you can see for sure. No guessing
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-01-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,301
Posted By brooks
Are you topping it off too high? There is a...

Are you topping it off too high? There is a vent\drain line that comes down right by your clutch slave and kickstand.
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,406
Posted By brooks
3d printing is awesome for blueprinting and...

3d printing is awesome for blueprinting and making mock ups but the plastic is brittle and I sure wouldn't use it to hold my phone with vibration and taking your phone in and out. Prototype it and...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-30-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 292,948
Posted By brooks
I wish they would go smaller. A 700 or so make it...

I wish they would go smaller. A 700 or so make it light and keep it Adventurous!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-29-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By brooks
Where are you located?

Where are you located?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-24-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By brooks
Hey bajabound can you show me a picture of the...

Hey bajabound can you show me a picture of the inside?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-24-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By brooks
That oil is made to go the distance. You will be...

That oil is made to go the distance. You will be fine, ride it hard!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-21-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By brooks
Eek Just like that but not 18.00 a piece! That's...

Just like that but not 18.00 a piece! That's almost 60 a bag!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-21-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By brooks
Question Gobi bags and u brackets.

I want to be able to strap stuff to the top of my gobi boxes and want to put some ubolts on it but the odd shape and double wall I don't want to drill through. Anyone done this?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-20-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By brooks
Fishing Rod Holders! Lets see them!

Looking to take my fishing rod(s) with me on travel. I don't want them to get broken and don't want them taking up room in my bags. I was thinking of some pvc under the factory racks. I have dual...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-19-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,625
Posted By brooks
Eek I just looked on bike bandit and the front is...

I just looked on bike bandit and the front is 71.00 and the rear for mine is 123.00. That is 190 for a full set of tires. The Tkc 80 is 182 just for the rear. There will be no more contis going on my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-19-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,625
Posted By brooks
I ordered mine from bike bandit and ordered two...

I ordered mine from bike bandit and ordered two sets. One for my ktm, one for my father in laws klr. I ran 36/32 on the hwy, 28/24 off road. Didn't want to go too low since there was a lot of rocks...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-18-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,625
Posted By brooks
Just returned from 1300 miles off roading through...

Just returned from 1300 miles off roading through WA and ID. Total miles so far is 1498. Wearing very well, they were great off road very predictable and we were not easy on them. 07 990 Adventure (i...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-07-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,625
Posted By brooks
Our clock starts today on our trip. We head over...

Our clock starts today on our trip. We head over to Seattle from the Peninsula and will be heading out on the NWP rides, about 1500 miles round trip. We will see how they look at the end. You still...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-04-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,642
Posted By brooks
great job, good to see honest people.

great job, good to see honest people.
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