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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-25-2006, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By vanimal
nice!

it's so purdy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! congratulations on your first anniversary, had mine last month and i'm still in love. damn, i need a girlfriend:huh
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-23-2006, 06:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,975
Posted By vanimal
you worry too much.

i have been the proud owner of a silver 04 for over a year. in 14k miles, it's gone thru five oil changes, two sets of scorps, two scheduled services and no problems. all stock with touratech...
Forum: Face plant 11-13-2006, 03:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,413
Posted By vanimal
get well soon!

great to hear that you are ok and doing well andrew. only when you get your bike running good does stuff like this happen. take care and we'll see you in the forum in the near future i hope. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-14-2006, 12:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,826
Posted By vanimal
Thumb you betcha!

yes and yes. i ride my 950 70 to 100 miles a day when i work. :D depends on if i feel like taking the long way home. yes the oil changes are costly and time consuming, yes i go thru a rear scorp...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-24-2006, 07:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,313
Posted By vanimal
credit where it's due

actually it was mastifdog who said it first. but it was my sentiments exactly.:D i tend to lean towards euro bikes too. starting to eyeball a triumph sprint st. :evil
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-24-2006, 08:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,313
Posted By vanimal
great point!

as quoted by mastiffdog, Real bike people like anything with two wheels and a motor. Bikes is bikes, even Harleys :lol3 well said indeed!:clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-23-2006, 10:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,051
Posted By vanimal
good on ya!

well done hamsterboy, i was wondering when you were gonna call back. great job on taking care of your bike. now maybe you can graduate to hamsterman!:D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-18-2006, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,360
Posted By vanimal
have fun

have fun and good luck with the super duke there max. at least your'e sticking to two wheels. and your staying orange. i know how you feel about the road carving. been thinking about a triumph...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-17-2006, 08:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,051
Posted By vanimal
call me

hey hamster, after we spoke today, you mentioned that you were heading out to catch a flight. call me when you return or have time to wrench on your bike. i have some ideas to try. in the mean...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-14-2006, 08:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,536
Posted By vanimal
thanks!

all right sailah, ya talked me into it. i am heading up to chicago the end of this month on the ktm so i'll make sure i get some extra shims. got this thread bookmarked along with some others. so...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-14-2006, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,924
Posted By vanimal
check this out.

hey shiznit, this page was helpful, http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=121458 he overdid it a little but the pics were nice references. i've been doing mine and it's real easy. just take...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-13-2006, 09:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,536
Posted By vanimal
i might give it a go.

thanks sailah, i'm at about 13.5 k miles right now and dealerships are about 200 miles north or south. i guess it's time to dive into the forum and do some searching. the shim thing is what...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-12-2006, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,349
Posted By vanimal
you are an addict!

hey scottr, man, you are just in here all the time aren't you? i mean when do you have time to ride your bike? :D been reading a lot of you post and it sure looks like your'e having alot of fun...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-12-2006, 07:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,536
Posted By vanimal
maybe?

hey o dude, there might be some truth to that but i cannot verify it. when i first got my 04, the oil only registers about 1/4'' on the dipstick. so i add oil. wound up with a little leak in my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-03-2006, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By vanimal
still hot in the old pueblo?

hey smokem, you want cheap and easy, try a set op hyperwhites in place of the stock bulbs. i dropped a set on mine before i installed my tt hid's and it did make a difference. they are less than...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-02-2006, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By vanimal
a little dab will do ya.

thanks irv, how long did it take you with the manual pump? i've been packing one too and have not yet have to set the bead on my tire. what's a little arm pump anyway. thanks for the post.:clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-02-2006, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,433
Posted By vanimal
you rule!

thanks barak, i was gonna order the $100 bead breaker like some have suggested, now i'm gonna take the cash and buy more beer!:freaky actually i don't drink but there are more useful things i can...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-31-2006, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,687
Posted By vanimal
go to your happy place

if you can't go there, try here. :lol3 http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=150202
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-22-2006, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,712
Posted By vanimal
thanks

hey cp, as zoomdude recommended, i will be replacing vent hoses with new, better quality ones. i will consider your recommendation but will do a thread search to see if anyone has pics. i like...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-22-2006, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,712
Posted By vanimal
minimalistic approach

hello all, well i was off yesterday and i spent six hours with the beast. thank you for your responses and i went thru all reply suggestions on my bike. yes i did find a little liquid in the can. it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-21-2006, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,712
Posted By vanimal
yep

doin it today lkn4dirt, especially after seeing the recent post on spark plug change.:freaky
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-20-2006, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,208
Posted By vanimal
oh crap

i knew there was something i forgot to do when i changed my oil! thanks for the pics. i guess i was one of the lucky that got the spark plug wrench. along with the beer bottle opener. :huh
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-20-2006, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,712
Posted By vanimal
fixed itself

wow i am having some great luck lately. now i hope i don't jinx myself. my stuttering problem went away! i have not had a chance to get into it last week, now, all the way to redline without any...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-13-2006, 09:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,712
Posted By vanimal
tuesday

that is my next thing to check tuesday. i found a thread where people had similar problems and that is on the list. i have physically run my fingers down the vent hoses to check for kinks or flat...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-12-2006, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,712
Posted By vanimal
only at 7500 r's

hey autorotate, i can roll the throttle real smooth, and as soon as it hits 7500, the stuttering/sputtering begins. does it in every gear. have not tried it stationary. kind of afraid to run rpm's...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-12-2006, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,712
Posted By vanimal
first problem

ok, so i am going down the road and i nail it. at about 7500 r's, my 04 adv starts to stutter. it stutters all the way to redline. kinda feels like the rev limiter but i still have another 1500 to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-12-2006, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,193
Posted By vanimal
if all else fails

hey slatanic, if all else fails, you can always go see an installer at a reputable car stereo shop. most of them will be more than happy to talk to you about wiring up a relay or almost anything...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-08-2006, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By vanimal
missing?

hey scottr, sounds like you got everything covered. i kinda remember reading some of your post as the puking pumkin avatar is hard to forget. two things, you're 6'-2'' so i would reccomend the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-08-2006, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,723
Posted By vanimal
way cool

nice job captain, will have to consider doing that to mine. i have a gps in the way but if i moved it a little to the right...................thanks:clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-07-2006, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By vanimal
lights

hey silverdog, first thing i did was put a hyperwhite bulb in. it helped a little. and as stated, lots of threads on lighting here. i bought the tt's from ktm twins, and have them mounted on my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-06-2006, 04:23 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,109
Posted By vanimal
just turned 43 couple of days ago. but i think...

just turned 43 couple of days ago. but i think my signature sums it up for me. peace!:scratch
Forum: Face plant 08-03-2006, 07:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,494
Posted By vanimal
get well.

yo steverino, i don't know how may of your posts and replies i have read but it has been a buttload. glad to hear you are doing well and i wish you a speedy recovery. how come you just didn't cut...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2006, 07:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,210
Posted By vanimal
it's your life.

:loco it is a matter of choice with atgatt. you just have to be willing to deal with the consequences. i am not 100 % atgatt compliant some of the time but i know if something happens, and i am...
Forum: Face plant 08-01-2006, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,199
Posted By vanimal
must see tv

you all know how many threads there are on what happens when you hit a (pick your fauna) check this out. http://www.break.com/index/biker_hits_deer.html i've heard about it, and you think '' yeah...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-30-2006, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By vanimal
go silver

yo wolfman, that is a nice price on that 04. i purchased mine bout ten months ago and paid 11 k for it. of course it was shipped from michigan to arizona so that added another 600 bucks to the price....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-29-2006, 06:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,548
Posted By vanimal
bummer

:cry sorry to hear about your dilema s won. i wish you well and better luck on your new ride.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-27-2006, 09:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,643
Posted By vanimal
still waiting

yo idaho, glad to hear it worked out for you. mine should be in any day now and i can't wait. been putting off the oil change cause i also got some touratech hid's that i need to install and i...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2006, 09:10 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 23,354
Posted By vanimal
Great Life, Great Ride.

HEY THERE HMR71, glad to hear you are allright. wonderful posting you have there. sorry about the ending but at least you live to ride another day. i'm sure the deer was tasty. hope you get...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2006, 05:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,043
Posted By vanimal
nice ride report

hey there nerdy spuedo adventurer, that was bad ass. made me want to leave kentucky for a couple of weeks and do that ride myself. saved your thread so i can reference it for a future ride. glad...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-21-2006, 08:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,596
Posted By vanimal
mine starts to flash between 140 and 150. when i...

mine starts to flash between 140 and 150. when i go to fuel up, it usually does not take more than 4 gallons.
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