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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-24-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 704
Posted By Johnf3
Absolutely. Did the same with my friend's 990...

Absolutely. Did the same with my friend's 990 and the increase in front brake lever feel and performance is 100% better.

The ABS on the new 1190 is really good, but the 990 ABS was an...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By Johnf3
I would wait. I would not want to ruin a new...

I would wait. I would not want to ruin a new chain over a seven dollar master link.
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,995
Posted By Johnf3
I don't know the rules for transport but I...

I don't know the rules for transport but I wouldn't hesitate to do this using basic common sense rules. One consideration below.

I manage a transport company with 35 tractor/trailers and what I...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By Johnf3
Rare for a clip to just "fly off". My big KTM...

Rare for a clip to just "fly off". My big KTM has similar power to your tiger and the same size chain and I run a clip style link. No issues. I don't think manufacturers (mine is an EK x-ring)...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-09-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,221
Posted By Johnf3
No shock spring necessary for 245 travel, which...

No shock spring necessary for 245 travel, which is what the 2006 that he has was stock in the "S" version. Charging 50 bucks on top of a 250 revalve is a bit of a money grab, sorry. Not trying to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-09-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,221
Posted By Johnf3
Anyone that can service a WP shock can do the...

Anyone that can service a WP shock can do the rear and save you some money. Skip the revalve and shock spring and you should be all in for under 200. It is just a simple spacer shim swap and a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-08-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,221
Posted By Johnf3
Simply putting the proper weight springs in the...

Simply putting the proper weight springs in the front gives you more real world travel, because proper springs don't sag to the point that half the available travel is already used up.:D A bit of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-08-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,221
Posted By Johnf3
Yes, that design was a big improvement. In 2007,...

Yes, that design was a big improvement. In 2007, WP finally went to a 12MM cartridge over the old 14MM cartridge. This was a major improvement as well. The OC forks have had numerous improvements...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-08-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,221
Posted By Johnf3
You would be taking a big step backward swapping...

You would be taking a big step backward swapping regular height 2013 forks for 2003-2004 forks. Everyone seems stuck on overall travel, but these years forks were the worst 48 MM open chamber forks...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-22-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,365
Posted By Johnf3
Who says? Unless the "original" (whatever bike...

Who says? Unless the "original" (whatever bike you refer to) was tested on the exact same dyno, on the exact same day, with the exact same ambient temperature (and altitude,etc.) conditions you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-17-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By Johnf3
Sounds like they are not sliding over the black...

Sounds like they are not sliding over the black plastic spring guides, which can be an issue when fitting heavy springs. You have to sand down the plastic guides. Not hard to do--the material sands...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Johnf3
An XR 100 is not a bike for a 6'2 adult, unless...

An XR 100 is not a bike for a 6'2 adult, unless you are using it for a pit bike. More for like a 5' beginner. Many parts for this bike will be NLA, although most of the engine parts are available. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-16-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,783
Posted By Johnf3
I was a very early adopter of the ITG-type air...

I was a very early adopter of the ITG-type air filter. Long before anyone had any recommended jet specs. I agree 100% with your findings that the pilots and needle position remain stock. This...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-07-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,750
Posted By Johnf3
All you need is an extra steel plate. Stack two...

All you need is an extra steel plate. Stack two steels together in the middle of the total stack and it will usually get you going.
Forum: Vendors 03-18-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 19,796
Posted By Johnf3
Update. I got my boots last week. My Italian...

Update. I got my boots last week. My Italian boots are now made in Croatia but everything is good. Once I got the shipping notification I had my package at my door in less than a week. It took...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By Johnf3
The ones Levian linked to also do away with the...

The ones Levian linked to also do away with the resistor that the ones (Kimpex) you linked to use. I don't like the resistor as it gets really hot on the low heat setting and still draws the same...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By Johnf3
Those are repackaged Symtec brand heaters along...

Those are repackaged Symtec brand heaters along with a controller. You can get the same thing with just a high and a low switch for around 50 bucks. The heater elements are very good and good...
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 189,213
Posted By Johnf3
Meant to be light-hearted here, but I would laugh...

Meant to be light-hearted here, but I would laugh at you if you sprayed your MC brake rotors with WD 40 and then tried to stop your motorcycle before hitting whatever object you were trying to avoid....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-05-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By Johnf3
The main differences are the mounting patterns on...

The main differences are the mounting patterns on the lower forks. You will have to fashion mounting brackets to adapt. Also, the 990 low fender was redesigned for better tire clearance--it has a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-05-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,489
Posted By Johnf3
It has to be dust getting in from the base plate...

It has to be dust getting in from the base plate somehow, especially since it happened that quickly. Either around the carbs or between the filter and the plate. I have a thousand severely dusty...
Forum: Vendors 01-27-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 19,796
Posted By Johnf3
Same issue for me. Ordered a pair of Alpinestar...

Same issue for me. Ordered a pair of Alpinestar boots at the beginning of this year and the order was still showing as processing three weeks later. Sent them an email and now it is going to be the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,612
Posted By Johnf3
I have a 24 Earth X and it has been flawless. ...

I have a 24 Earth X and it has been flawless. Cold starts down to 25 F and it starts instantly.
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,027
Posted By Johnf3
The X2, as designed by TrailTech, uses the top...

The X2, as designed by TrailTech, uses the top (small) light as a low beam and the low (large) light as the high beam. The high beam will have both lights lit. If yours works like this then it is...
Forum: Vendors 01-15-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 38,155
Posted By Johnf3
Thanks for the reply.

Thanks for the reply.
Forum: Vendors 01-12-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 38,155
Posted By Johnf3
Would you put together a shim kit that the end...

Would you put together a shim kit that the end user (me) can self-install? All my shims are hammered and it would be easier just to start over.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 01-03-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12,090
Views: 1,603,497
Posted By Johnf3
How do you stop the trip computer time counter? ...

How do you stop the trip computer time counter? Say the trip is ended and you want to stop the "stopped time" counter so your averages are accurate. My old Quest used to have an end trip feature...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-02-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,618
Posted By Johnf3
You could have...GPS City had the 650 for 349 and...

You could have...GPS City had the 650 for 349 and the 600 for 329 on Black Friday. I bought the 650.
Forum: Vendors 11-28-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 87,445
Posted By Johnf3
I sent a request for a code. Thanks

I sent a request for a code.

Thanks
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-19-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,424
Posted By Johnf3
You are partly mistaken. 2006, the USA only, got...

You are partly mistaken. 2006, the USA only, got carbs. 2006 was FI everywhere else.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By Johnf3
When the rebound on the forks keeps spinning...

When the rebound on the forks keeps spinning without stopping, it generally is because the fork cap is not bottomed out all the way on the cartridge rod. The fix is to separate the cap from the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,271
Posted By Johnf3
The FI bikes get FAR better fuel mileage in true...

The FI bikes get FAR better fuel mileage in true off road conditions. I have over 5K miles side by side with a 990 and the 990 gets 40-50 miles per tank better mileage. If we ride 100% street...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,009
Posted By Johnf3
The subframe is plastic. It is not carbon fiber....

The subframe is plastic. It is not carbon fiber. There are other changes too from the KTM 500. Linkage rear suspension and 4CS forks are the big differences.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-21-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Johnf3
Using the spring and turning the fork upside down...

Using the spring and turning the fork upside down and putting pressure on it works good to keep the cartridge from spinning.

Hammering the washer flat is OK but very easy to distort. Much better...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-16-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 128,521
Posted By Johnf3
KTM is on record saying that none of the old...

KTM is on record saying that none of the old Husky stuff will be used in anything. They didn't want any of it. Their production and assembly lines are set up for their own stuff and they are not...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By Johnf3
I still have a RFS and yes, they have a cult...

I still have a RFS and yes, they have a cult following now, but the 09 is a better bike in most every way against a 2007, which is the best year of the RFS. The only issue the 09 had was the oil...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-06-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,153
Posted By Johnf3
You are correct--you don't get it. Poop is not...

You are correct--you don't get it. Poop is not unsprung weight. However, a five pound weight reduction, unsprung, is significant.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-03-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 154,084
Posted By Johnf3
Won't work. Safaris leach gas fumes. Stock KTM...

Won't work. Safaris leach gas fumes. Stock KTM tanks are two piece which allow them to be painted and decaled.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-02-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,669
Posted By Johnf3
You have a choice of several aftermarket clutch...

You have a choice of several aftermarket clutch levers that fit the Magura clutch. They have been available for 15 years at least, which is as long as I have owned KTMs with hydraulic clutches. It...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-24-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,754
Posted By Johnf3
Silly comparison, really. Of course a 525 is...

Silly comparison, really. Of course a 525 is lighter than an 1190. The 1190 also has nearly three times the HP of your 525. At over 270 pounds, in comparison to other true dirt bikes, your 525 is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-10-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 23,208
Posted By Johnf3
I don't know what year model Zak's bike is, but...

I don't know what year model Zak's bike is, but another variable to consider is the cartridge tube diameter. WP decreased the diameter to 12mm in 2007, I think. The older forks had 14mm cartridges....
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