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Forum: Epic Ride Reports Yesterday, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,403
Posted By tomdubz
Do your reading first and earn your pictures.

I had made it all the way to Chicken without losing any more coolant. I must've merely failed at the bleed not the actual shaft/seal marriage. So, after some Chickenstock recovery I wound up...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-19-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,403
Posted By tomdubz
Getting to Skagway was exciting. Ferries have a...

Getting to Skagway was exciting. Ferries have a way of distorting time and when you're on one overnight, time gets exceptionally warped. I had arranged to stay the night with Chris, a dude from...
Forum: Alaska 06-16-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By tomdubz
Thanks all. Looks like I've got one a'comin. ...

Thanks all. Looks like I've got one a'comin. This place rocks.
Forum: Alaska 06-15-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By tomdubz
Requesting a big favor from anyone headed to d2d

Just blew my right seal on the Dempster. Planning on checking out d2d next week. Maybe someone with a ktm adventure is packing a spare. Maybe someone is stopping at a dealer on the way. Maybe that...
Forum: Alaska 06-15-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 19,256
Posted By tomdubz
Fork seal proposition

Just blew my right seal on the Dempster. Planning on checking out d2d next week. Maybe someone with a ktm adventure is packing a spare. Maybe someone is stopping at a dealer on the way. Maybe...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-08-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,403
Posted By tomdubz
Inside Passage

Maybe you’re asking yourself, “what the hell does any of this have to do with tutus anyway?” Well, last fall Emma was chatting about her younger brother who instituted Tutu Tuesdays in his middle...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-06-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,403
Posted By tomdubz
Does This Tutu Make My Bike Look Phat? Wandering Alaska, Yukon, NT, BC, &...

I know but thanks for the heads up. I'm gambling that they'll see the light. It's such a huge part of the culture and economy - not just here in Southeast. My old roommate pointed out that a lot...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-05-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,403
Posted By tomdubz
Does This Tutu Make My Bike Look Phat? Wandering Alaska, Yukon, NT, BC, &...

It’s been an interesting year. Deciding to move from Vermont to Alaska via motorbike on a whim and a lark was a whirlwind. Read about that here if you’re interested:...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-04-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By tomdubz
The GPR system blows. I cracked two front...

The GPR system blows. I cracked two front headers, clean at the weld, in under a year (10K-ish miles).

That's just me.

More here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=769155
Forum: Americas 05-29-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By tomdubz
No. But Burlington and Montpelier are.

No. But Burlington and Montpelier are.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-29-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By tomdubz
If you haven't already, take the carrier and the...

If you haven't already, take the carrier and the caliper off the bike and do it on the bench. You'll figure it out once you're not bent over. No brute force should be necessary.

IIRC it does...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-29-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By tomdubz
From the man himself. Thanks!

From the man himself. Thanks!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-28-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By tomdubz
Balancer Shaft Seal Replacement Questions

Well, puking sludge from the crank case vent. Must be time eh? ('09 48K mi.)

Who's done this?
http://www.dirtyadv.com/balancer-shaft-seal-replacement/

Are the studs really necessary?

How...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-28-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By tomdubz
Not likely. Everything but the caliper will be...

Not likely. Everything but the caliper will be easy to find. Caliper itself is same as 950. It just slides off the carrier and you can change it to your 990 ABS sensor equipped carrier. I had to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-28-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By tomdubz
I doubt it's the guide plate - that thing is in...

I doubt it's the guide plate - that thing is in there. More likely the retaining plate. Pads out and it clips up into the caliper in the recess closest to the pin/bolt. Get a headlamp and lie on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 17,365
Posted By tomdubz
In my experience, they take about a week to...

In my experience, they take about a week to answer email.
Forum: Americas 05-10-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,014
Posted By tomdubz
Kennicott is fastest....

Kennicott is fastest. http://www.dot.state.ak.us/amhs/doc/schedules/Summer15/CrossGulf_S15.pdf

Otherwise, get off in Kvetchikan, get to Rupert and hop on the BC system.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-10-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 801
Posted By tomdubz
indeed he did. he's aka computertron here

indeed he did. he's aka computertron here
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-10-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 801
Posted By tomdubz
Shucks, that's a good deal with the free shipping...

Shucks, that's a good deal with the free shipping but I just found one on craigslist.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-10-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 801
Posted By tomdubz
Yes

Yes
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-10-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,737
Posted By tomdubz
Hah, think it was Buddy but you have flown me. ...

Hah, think it was Buddy but you have flown me. I'm a pro at begging rides from little old ladies.
Forum: Americas 05-09-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,014
Posted By tomdubz
Memorial Beach has a newly built 3 sided shelter....

Memorial Beach has a newly built 3 sided shelter. You need to pack gas. El Cap is neat and you can squat/camp there. Kasaan has the best totem park on the island.

Memorial Beach
...
Forum: Americas 05-08-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,219
Posted By tomdubz
Worthy Burger - South Royalton, VT

Worthy Burger - South Royalton, VT
Forum: Americas 05-08-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By tomdubz
Ah VT. <a...

Ah VT.

<a href="http://s290.photobucket.com/user/tomdubz/media/IMG_0677.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll262/tomdubz/IMG_0677.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-08-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 801
Posted By tomdubz
Thanks, but that's not possible. Different...

Thanks, but that's not possible. Different carriers as evidenced by the pictures. All the internal bits are the same part number but the calipers themselves have a different #.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-08-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 801
Posted By tomdubz
Does anyone know if the caliper from a 950 SM...

Does anyone know if the caliper from a 950 SM will be able to come off it's carrier and mate in with the Adventure's? Looks like it.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-08-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 801
Posted By tomdubz
Thanks but that caliper is not compatible with...

Thanks but that caliper is not compatible with the adventure. The ebay compatibility engine is erroneous.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-08-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 801
Posted By tomdubz
price we pay for paradise link?

price we pay for paradise

link?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-07-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 801
Posted By tomdubz
Really? I've looked. Maybe my search skills...

Really? I've looked. Maybe my search skills suck. Got links?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-07-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 801
Posted By tomdubz
The part number includes the carrier. They're...

The part number includes the carrier. They're separable. And maybe the 950/990 deviation is just the blackness of it. methinks 950 is silver. Anyone know?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-07-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 801
Posted By tomdubz
Rear Brake Caliper Hunt

UPDATE: Found one


I've got a WTB ad going but I'm wondering if anyone knows of anyone who's got one in stock?

Also, I know the pads are the same for some of the thumper front calipers. Is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-04-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By tomdubz
I love good news. So, replace the caliper...

I love good news. So, replace the caliper entirely or rebuild?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-03-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By tomdubz
Thanks for the insights but I fitted pads, THEN...

Thanks for the insights but I fitted pads, THEN filled and bled. Maybe I didn't get all the air out in my bleed. Could've expanded and pressed the pads continuously.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-03-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By tomdubz
Rear Brake Fire

Well, I went and rebuilt by brembo brake calipers all around on my KTM 990.

Similar to this: http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange%20...ndon_rear.html

Was confident that they were solid after...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-03-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By tomdubz
Rear Brake Fire

Well, I went and rebuilt by brake calipers all around.

Similar to this: http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange%20Garage/Brakes/rear/pyndon_rear.html

Was confident that they were solid after going...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-28-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By tomdubz
ooooooo

ooooooo
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-26-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By tomdubz
got any good links? my search skills blow

got any good links? my search skills blow
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-23-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 860
Posted By tomdubz
Huh, good to know. Thanks!

Huh, good to know. Thanks!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-23-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 860
Posted By tomdubz
Weird bead seating experience

What say you?

After mounting a k60 I experienced something I've never experienced before. While airing up to seat the bead with lots of lube it finally popped into it's last bit at about 60psi. ...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-17-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,114
Posted By tomdubz
My pleasure. I've always had mixed feelings...

My pleasure. I've always had mixed feelings about the book but the podcast shed some new light on it - for me at least.
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