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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Today, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By mcstark
The exhausts will do that. Nothing unusual...

The exhausts will do that. Nothing unusual there.

My 950 doesn't always fire on the first try, but almost always on the second try.

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Today, 11:09 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,249
Posted By mcstark
I snapped a couple more pics today to send off to...

I snapped a couple more pics today to send off to PJ's. I used my wife's point-n-shoot, which is obviously much better than cell phone pics.

Here you can see the WD40 residue still on the pipes. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 05:10 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,249
Posted By mcstark
And the videos I mentioned: Before ...

And the videos I mentioned:

Before
http://vid596.photobucket.com/albums/tt46/markcstark/Forum%20Pics/KTM/MOV00A_zpsu5ndke4o.mp4

After...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 04:36 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,249
Posted By mcstark
Chuck - Tank top heater for a 20 lb propane tank....

Chuck - Tank top heater for a 20 lb propane tank. I bought it at Harbor Freight a couple years ago. It doesn't get the entire garage warm, but within 3-4 feet it's nice. I stop every couple of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 03:09 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,249
Posted By mcstark
Despite the bitter cold, I made enough time to...

Despite the bitter cold, I made enough time to get the MIVV's installed. Of any upgrade, this is probably the easiest once you understand the process.

The install went pretty straightforward,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11,476
Views: 2,455,504
Posted By mcstark
Today the beast was unleashed a bit. My...

Today the beast was unleashed a bit. My neighbors and fellow riders may not like it, but ohhh boy do I love it!!!
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By mcstark
Does the front wheel only touch the ground when...

Does the front wheel only touch the ground when parked?? DAMN!!!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By mcstark
Sounds like a party to me! ...

Sounds like a party to me!
:clap:killen:viking:drif
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,249
Posted By mcstark
Happy birthday to me!!!

My early birthday present arrived today!

http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt46/markcstark/Forum%20Pics/KTM/IMG_20150129_180855_zpsf6smeplt.jpg...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By mcstark
Heated grips should consume 3 Amps max. The GPS...

Heated grips should consume 3 Amps max. The GPS draws less than 1 Amp. If you have carb heaters, they probably draw 2 Amps - can someone confirm?

So you're at 6 Amps on a circuit that will...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,249
Posted By mcstark
Joe - The fiche is where I saw the bushing/washer...

Joe - The fiche is where I saw the bushing/washer and hardware.

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,249
Posted By mcstark
Did it come with the hardware and bushing? ...

Did it come with the hardware and bushing?

For $12 I may just take a chance and see which I like better.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,035
Posted By mcstark
This makes me so glad I purchased MIVV instead of...

This makes me so glad I purchased MIVV instead of FMF, and that I don't live in Kalifornia - although NY tends to follow what the Republik does.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,249
Posted By mcstark
Joe - Thank you! How long ago did you order it? ...

Joe - Thank you! How long ago did you order it? I'm think it's not available anymore. Or on backorder.

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,249
Posted By mcstark
Chuck - Maybe leave it open...maybe not. I might...

Chuck - Maybe leave it open...maybe not. I might have a bolt in my old spares kit.

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-27-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,249
Posted By mcstark
Ten days with no updates...what the hell?!! ...

Ten days with no updates...what the hell?!! Well, it's as cold as that outside, but parts have been slowly trickling in. I think most of my electrical stuff will wait for a warm rainy early Spring...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By mcstark
+1000 This part made me cautious, but it...

+1000

This part made me cautious, but it went very smoothly. Took a couple hours for the kitchen to stop smelling like BMW Airhead. :huh
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By mcstark
As for flushing the oil system: buy some cheap...

As for flushing the oil system: buy some cheap a$$ oil in the right viscosity range, and then your preferred oil and an oil filter kit. Most dismiss the KTM kit, but this bike is new to you - as is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-24-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By mcstark
Sounds like a short somewhere. ACC1 is constant...

Sounds like a short somewhere. ACC1 is constant on IIRC. There will be some parasitic draw so I wouldn't do it. I would trace the circuit and find the fault.

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-20-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,250
Posted By mcstark
I was wondering how the E-07 Dakar would be. I...

I was wondering how the E-07 Dakar would be. I used them on my 1150GS and I finally gave up and took it to a shop. They are my favorite 50/50 tire, but the 150-cross section is a tubeless only,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,016
Posted By mcstark
B-E-A-Utiful! I loved the pimped out suede...

B-E-A-Utiful! I loved the pimped out suede Renazco. Makes me think I need to send mine in for a new cover. :evil
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,943
Posted By mcstark
Maybe the OP still hasn't found one Chuck. :lol3

Maybe the OP still hasn't found one Chuck. :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-18-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,435
Posted By mcstark
Just something else to fail. I love the...

Just something else to fail. I love the simplicity of my 950 Adv. Not much to fail...at least not much that can't be fixed.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-17-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,249
Posted By mcstark
Chuck - There are six wires running to the...

Chuck - There are six wires running to the Powerlet and dimmer. I'm going to wire them to a six pin waterproof plug. The plug will go right next to the turn signal connector. That should reduce...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-17-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,249
Posted By mcstark
More cold weather and blah blah blah this week. ...

More cold weather and blah blah blah this week.

I'm in the planning stages for a project I've been thinking about since I rode the bike home. The two stage heated grip switch is in a crappy...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-17-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 898
Posted By mcstark
+1 :freaky I tried every combination of...

+1 :freaky

I tried every combination of wrenches and such to speed up the process, but finally resorted to an open end wrench.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-16-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By mcstark
I don't seem to have this problem on my 950...oh...

I don't seem to have this problem on my 950...oh wait! :evil
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-13-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By mcstark
I've heard there's a learning curve with...

I've heard there's a learning curve with stabilizers. I wouldn't try it out on a gravel road. Maybe a parking lot. I've ridden some pretty deep gravel on my old 1150GS and never felt the need for...
Forum: Vendors 01-13-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 35,674
Posted By mcstark
I had some stuttering and stalling issues on my...

I had some stuttering and stalling issues on my 950, and a quick forum diagnosis confirmed what I thought - bad fuel pump. I pulled the pump and the contacter looked melted. I ordered up a Dr. Bean...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-13-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,504
Posted By mcstark
I have not toured properly on my 950, as I just...

I have not toured properly on my 950, as I just picked it up in late October.

However, on the 600 mile ride home, I didn't find it to be an awful touring bike. If I was only ever going to ride...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-13-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 45,622
Posted By mcstark
I think this would be the right place to get some...

I think this would be the right place to get some input. If not, let me know and I'll take it to my own thread.

I'd like to carry 2 gallons of extra fuel (in one or two Rotopax) on the rear rack...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11,476
Views: 2,455,504
Posted By mcstark
Bracing the frame was my second thought. I'll...

Bracing the frame was my second thought. I'll end the discussion there to keep this thread clean.

Thanks!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,249
Posted By mcstark
Hey KnobbyJoe - How did the Wolfman Rocky...

Hey KnobbyJoe - How did the Wolfman Rocky Mountain bags work for you? Also any subframe issues from carrying the Rotopax on the rear rack?

I'm looking at soft bags down the road, and was thinking...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,249
Posted By mcstark
Holy crap...two weeks with no garage time. ...

Holy crap...two weeks with no garage time. WTF?!!! :cry

Welcome to winter in the NE...too cold to want to do anything, except drink beer and watch other cities play football. Once football is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11,476
Views: 2,455,504
Posted By mcstark
I'm thinking of the same thing, but with two 1...

I'm thinking of the same thing, but with two 1 gallon Rotopax's stacked. Think the subframe can handle that?

I want to put the mount on a separate luggage plate that I can swap with my TT one...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11,476
Views: 2,455,504
Posted By mcstark
You show the wisdom to realize when it's time to...

You show the wisdom to realize when it's time to take a mental break, walk away, down check yourself and regroup.

The other stuff you can learn. You've got the difficult stuff figured out already.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By mcstark
Check out www.pure-gas.org. It shows stations in...

Check out www.pure-gas.org. It shows stations in your area with ethanol free gas.

Here's the list for Cumming, GA:

Cumming UNBRANDED 90 Bald Ridge Marina [770-887-5309] 1850 Bald Ridge Marina...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-11-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,016
Posted By mcstark
Very nice! I love to see people taking old bikes...

Very nice! I love to see people taking old bikes and giving them a new lease on life. Good on ya!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By mcstark
OK, I'll join the misery parade... :freaky I...

OK, I'll join the misery parade... :freaky

I just left for a trip with my buddy and we were three miles from home on my old BMW F650. I used to "activate" my Throttlemeister by holding the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-05-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By mcstark
Each hose is plugged individually. Both are...

Each hose is plugged individually. Both are zip-tied to the frame next to the rear cylinder. Make sure they don't interfere with the side cover or touch the engine.

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