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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,151
Posted By JoeMongo
Salvage title? $5K, perhaps $6K max.

Salvage title?

$5K, perhaps $6K max.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By JoeMongo
Talking shims is shims

What the Muffin said.

Never thought I'd write those words. :lol3

I couldn't find a set with the half step shims, and $52 is worth it if it saves me a couple of trips to the nearest...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By JoeMongo
Wink BTW, a good short term (or long term) fix: ...

BTW, a good short term (or long term) fix:

You don't give any details, but what typically breaks is the cam end of the lock core. It is incredibly easy to just switch that lock core with an...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,037
Posted By JoeMongo
Ummnnnn, to the OP: nope, no open space.

Ummnnnn, to the OP:

nope, no open space.
Forum: Latin America 03-23-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,436
Posted By JoeMongo
Yeah, I was there a couple of days ago. They had...

Yeah, I was there a couple of days ago. They had a large group of doods in very nice trucks looking having a bid walk or other meeting at the future job site (the end of the pavement) and discussing...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By JoeMongo
another opinion:

EBC makes rotors that are similar to OEM.
They can be had for a reasonable price on the Interweb.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5,251
Views: 512,522
Posted By JoeMongo
Looks like fun, except for all those Hwy 101...

Looks like fun, except for all those Hwy 101 miles.:huh

I rode Hwy 58 for the first time a week or so ago on my way down to Baja. It was the best part of my entire ride down California fersher. I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19,485
Views: 8,126,249
Posted By JoeMongo
Cool2 El Caballo Negro, on his way into Bahia de Los...

El Caballo Negro, on his way into Bahia de Los Angeles:


http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd442/JMulthaup/P3170272_zpsu1vsgis1.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,843
Posted By JoeMongo
narrow rim

I ended up buying a KTM 950SE rear wheel to put my rear dirt tire onto. I'll just keep a street tire on the original 4.25" rim. I like the D908 profile on the 2.5" rim MUCH better than it was on...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By JoeMongo
Puke Yeah, good luck getting any warranty, or any...

Yeah, good luck getting any warranty, or any other type of, support from Oxford. They are among the most worthless manufacturers I have ever had any contact with.

I finally reworked my throttle...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-06-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By JoeMongo
Thumbs down Well, if that's what you need: Break it...

Well, if that's what you need:

Break it in your garage. Pull an outer link and replace with one of a matched pair of clip type links that are specifically made for and sold for your chain. DO...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 16,623
Posted By JoeMongo
Eek Poetry and Photography, that's what it will be. ...

Poetry and Photography, that's what it will be. I'm just hoping no bikes died in the production of this ride report. Taking that GS over Lippincott has already exceeded the manufacturer's intended...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-05-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 138,850
Posted By JoeMongo
Cool2 Afraid I'll miss this one. I plan to be having...

Afraid I'll miss this one. I plan to be having fish tacos and cervezas in a dark beach town in Baja Sur that night.:freaky

I used to work down the street from Pyramid. We spent enough time...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,705
Posted By JoeMongo
Uhhh, not really. This particular light bar is...

Uhhh, not really. This particular light bar is kinda midway between spot and flood. With a 30 degree beam, it lights up the road immediately in front of me and out maybe 75 yards just like my own...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,705
Posted By JoeMongo
high fender light bar mount

Another bracket style for use with a high fender and the grill mounting points.


test fitting prior to paint:

...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-02-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By JoeMongo
What gefr said, a few above my post. You have it...

What gefr said, a few above my post. You have it backwards. The H7 is the low beam, the H3 is the high beam.

I have found and purchased higher wattage versions of each lamp, but haven't...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-26-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,595
Posted By JoeMongo
What is it worth to you, to keep it? IOW, if you...

What is it worth to you, to keep it? IOW, if you can't sell it for "X", then you'd keep it. That is the low end of it's market value, since no deal will happen unless someone offers you more.

...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-25-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,706
Posted By JoeMongo
Cool2 What is even more ridiculous, is how an old fat...

What is even more ridiculous, is how an old fat slow guy like me has slowly done about 75 percent of your list over the year and a half that I have owned my 990. Each repair/mod/enhancement that I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,358
Posted By JoeMongo
Kewl, and congratulations! Let's see some...

Kewl, and congratulations! Let's see some pictures ASAP!

I've ridden most of the paved roads up there but no dirt outside of the Lost Coast. There seems to be a somewhat higher recreational drug...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-22-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By JoeMongo
Now this is a smokin' hot bike for the price $9K:...

Now this is a smokin' hot bike for the price $9K:
http://modesto.craigslist.org/mcy/4838243887.html


A bit too far away and then there is the whole aduana issue.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-21-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By JoeMongo
I paid $9K US for my 2008 with 9K miles on it. No...

I paid $9K US for my 2008 with 9K miles on it. No meaningful services had been done, but that was OK, as I was going to do every service myself anyways.
Seems a little pricey.
J.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-21-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By JoeMongo
Laugh :lol3 Well, since I'm such a generous guy,...

:lol3

Well, since I'm such a generous guy, I'll give you a couple of thousand bucks for it. You can then buy yourself another leather vest and some chaps to wear on your Harley.

Let me know...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-19-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11,032
Views: 2,261,631
Posted By JoeMongo
A little out of the immediate area, but this...

A little out of the immediate area, but this looks like a nice 990 that is well set up for a decent price:

http://modesto.craigslist.org/mcy/4838243887.html
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-19-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By JoeMongo
You definitely need to flush all of your brake...

You definitely need to flush all of your brake circuits and your clutch fluid. You certainly should pickle, flush and refill your coolant. Do this after your water pump R&R, if you are going to do...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By JoeMongo
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-13-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 9,392
Posted By JoeMongo
IN for the whole shebang. Now, is there room...

IN for the whole shebang.
Now, is there room at the camp site for me to carry in my DRZ400 in my pickup truck, or should I ride in on my 990?
J.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-13-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By JoeMongo
Welcome! And, where was that photograph taken? ...

Welcome! And, where was that photograph taken? Looks familiar.
J.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-12-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,353
Posted By JoeMongo
Living in California, I've had alcohol in my fuel...

Living in California, I've had alcohol in my fuel for a very long time. I haven't noticed any issues at all, but all of my petrol engines get used regularly, even the chain saw and my wife's Vespa. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-11-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,495
Posted By JoeMongo
I might have bought the Warp-9 disk if I'd heard...

I might have bought the Warp-9 disk if I'd heard about it yesterday. I hadn't seen it in my search for a disk for my spare rear wheel, so I bought an EBC rear disk. It is similar to the Brembo...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,250
Posted By JoeMongo
All I can say is, thanks so much for bringing us...

All I can say is, thanks so much for bringing us along! Great idea for the theme of your trip, great photography that conveys your wonder and enjoyment of the places you visit, and both of you have...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-09-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 702
Posted By JoeMongo
I'd be up for some of that. Subscribed! That...

I'd be up for some of that. Subscribed!

That said, I haven't found much in the way of dirt roads within 100 miles of the Bay. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough.
J.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-08-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 27,053
Posted By JoeMongo
:nod

:nod
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-08-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By JoeMongo
Those routes all look like fun. Good stuff! ...

Those routes all look like fun. Good stuff!

I'd ask to come along, but my son races his first MTB race that weekend. I think I'd better go watch that race.

I'll just hang out and lurk...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-08-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By JoeMongo
seems broke today . . .

seems broke today . . .
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-06-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,615
Posted By JoeMongo
I'd suggest, as far as leads go, that you just...

I'd suggest, as far as leads go, that you just call Scotts and get their recommended BRP combo package. It came with my 990, and works perfectly.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-06-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11,813
Views: 2,562,408
Posted By JoeMongo
Thumb What EZ said: Congrats! My 2008 is the...

What EZ said: Congrats!

My 2008 is the best bike I've owned. I've enjoyed setting it up for the way I want to use it, and I enjoy riding it every time I turn the key and start it up.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-05-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By JoeMongo
These pics:

These pics:
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-05-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By JoeMongo
My guess is the pictures that seem to show narrow...

My guess is the pictures that seem to show narrow radius brake line bends. Try putting 2 or 3 of your fattest buddies up on your bike. Make them lean as far forward as possible. After taking...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-04-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 138,850
Posted By JoeMongo
In

I can do most any night next week. Let me know which, and I'll set us up for a table for 12 outside under a couple of heaters. If y'all would prefer inside, that is also doable, but a bit of a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-04-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 27,053
Posted By JoeMongo
after some significant research,

including speaking to the man in person to find out what kinda dood he is, Matt will get my suspension business as soon as I have the discretionary funds save up. Perhaps this next month, maybe a...
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