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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-25-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,205
Posted By Marko888
For sure Replace the stock springs with something...

For sure Replace the stock springs with something firmer.

I have 0.64 in mine...but the forks have also been revalved. If not revalving, I would caution on the 0.70, as those may overwhelm the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-03-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,729
Posted By Marko888
I'm 5'-10" and deal with only a very slight...

I'm 5'-10" and deal with only a very slight amount of buffeting using the standard windshield, I always using a full face helmet (Arai Corsair V). The airflow is no issue, and I typically travel...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By Marko888
I used a Bel RX65 (same internals as the original...

I used a Bel RX65 (same internals as the original Passport 8500) for years, and mounted it on the dash area of my 950 using velcro.

For mostly street use it is perfect, though the mounting may...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-12-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,180
Posted By Marko888
Try Robin Williams' line. In response to being...

Try Robin Williams' line. In response to being quizzed about his bicycle collection, he said: "Well Honey, I could be into Ferarri's!" ... always makes me laugh, even if he and his wife are no longer...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-08-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,109
Posted By Marko888
Another item to consider is ABS. I believe...

Another item to consider is ABS.

I believe the '11 Dakar has ABS. The '13 Baja does not, which means the storage box under the seat is available for your tools and so on, opposed to an ABS bike...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-07-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,372
Posted By Marko888
Canadians can get springs from Riders Edge...

Canadians can get springs from Riders Edge Suspension in Vernon BC.

+1 "The stock rebound valving is inadequate for stiffer springs for the most part." Agreed
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-07-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,372
Posted By Marko888
Northyork, Start with Standard settings,...

Northyork,


Start with Standard settings, and ride the bike solo, with no luggage, and get used to your new bike.
Leave the suspension alone until at least until you get past the first 1000km...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-06-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,372
Posted By Marko888
The 950 Super Enduro was shipped with 0.59 fork...

The 950 Super Enduro was shipped with 0.59 fork springs...so suspension setup is much better "out of the box" than an ADV.

I agree that modifications can be a sickness, but I'm not encouraging...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-05-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,372
Posted By Marko888
Or Slavens, or SuperPlush or RidersEdge. ...

Or Slavens, or SuperPlush or RidersEdge.

There is significant improvement available for the ADV front end, and several well respected tuners out there who can help one to realize it.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-05-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,372
Posted By Marko888
I respectfully disagree. The parts on...

I respectfully disagree.

The parts on those bikes are not very close to being the same as what is shipped on a production ADV, beyond the fact that they move up and down.

Springs carry the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-05-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,372
Posted By Marko888
950/990 ADV's have a suspension issue that is...

950/990 ADV's have a suspension issue that is best solved by a suspension tuner. The forks are horribly soft as delivered...and the shock is quite firm, giving the bike unbalanced suspension. The...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-05-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,282
Posted By Marko888
http://www.alternatecycle.com/images/customer/cahi...

http://www.alternatecycle.com/images/customer/cahill_wings1.jpg

Available from Alternate Cycle in Kamloops BC. He usually has them in stock for 950/990's
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-05-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,102
Posted By Marko888
Here's another out of Kelowna BC. Added 3rd...

Here's another out of Kelowna BC. Added 3rd mount, plus available in custom colors to match your Adventure. He also builds one for the 950 SE
Email: mikewellis (at) hotmail (dot) com
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-17-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,479
Posted By Marko888
Most I know would let insurance prepare an...

Most I know would let insurance prepare an estimate for the full repair, then cut a deal with them for cash instead of the repair, saving the insurance company money, then fix it themselves for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,527
Posted By Marko888
Suspension tuning is science, not really a "one...

Suspension tuning is science, not really a "one size fits all" sort of thing. Valving must match spring rate, combination must match bike setup and rider skill/weight/intended use.

I'd echo the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,076
Posted By Marko888
This 950 has been for sale for a month or so in...

This 950 has been for sale for a month or so in Calgary: http://calgary.en.craigslist.ca/mcy/3463327683.html

This 950 s has also been for sale for a while in the Vancouver area:...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-12-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 115,745
Posted By Marko888
I just popped in here, and haven't read the whole...

I just popped in here, and haven't read the whole thread, but feel a need to back up the FP kit. I apologize in advance if I'm missing the point...just want to share my good experience.

This is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-01-2007, 09:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,318
Posted By Marko888
I had issues with monkey butt on warm days...once...

I had issues with monkey butt on warm days...once I removed the stock cans with that 1200 degree cat. converter, I was MUCH more comfortable.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-22-2007, 11:31 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 19,000
Posted By Marko888
Killer Whale, The cutting out you describe...

Killer Whale,

The cutting out you describe at 8000...my '06 950 did that at 0-3000'...but not at 4500'...so took this to tell me the mains were a size too small.

My '06 came with 155-160,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-16-2007, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,624
Posted By Marko888
I just been through this on my '06 950. Lifting...

I just been through this on my '06 950. Lifting the needles helped my bike.

There is a lot to be gained by fine tuning the idle mixture. I'd suggest opening the idle misture (fuel) screws out 1/2...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-11-2007, 12:27 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 19,000
Posted By Marko888
Comparo?

Now that I've read this thread several times...I'm dying' to see a dyno run comparo between the dialed in pre-filter, small mains jetting, and another bike with no prefilter and closer to stock mains...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-26-2007, 06:39 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 19,000
Posted By Marko888
Twist on the theory

I read this great thread, looking for clues as to what direction to go with my '06 950 ADV...which still has stock jetting. The SAS and can-o-crap have been removed. Stock mufflers.

I've no...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-10-2007, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,756
Posted By Marko888
I can't yet comment on high mileage, but can...

I can't yet comment on high mileage, but can offer a few answers re my experience on my 06 950 Adv.

100mph is no big deal for this bike on pavement. I rode 400 miles last Sunday with my missus on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-01-2007, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By Marko888
Yep, the clear plastic is a good idea...my 300XC...

Yep, the clear plastic is a good idea...my 300XC is smothered on it! I'll do that, and adjust the fender mounting!
cheers
Mark
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By Marko888
Adventure front fender rub?

I've noticed the front fender rubs the fork legs on 2003/2004 950 Adventures...saw an S and std., both with scratched forks.

I soon collect my new 2006 950...do I have to change or tweak the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-27-2007, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By Marko888
Thanks for the feedback. Some sites list...

Thanks for the feedback.

Some sites list these as oval, they're round, correct?

Also, re the mounting, is there enough clearance between the pipe and side panel, at the spot where the stock...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-26-2007, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By Marko888
Staintunes on 950 Adventure?

I'm thinking of going the Staintune route for a 950 Adv. I like the look for the 950, and am drawn to the virtually zero maintenance concept!

Do any of you have any experience-based comments on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-19-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,008
Posted By Marko888
I'd like to offer a suggestion to modify the...

I'd like to offer a suggestion to modify the poll. Add the following options to submit:
-no failure in 10k miles
-no failure in 15k miles
-no failure in 20k miles
-no failure in 30k + miles
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By Marko888
http://www.buysell.com/root/detail/British%20Colum...

http://www.buysell.com/root/detail/British%20Columbia/Motorcycles_500_1000cc/4815/55538393/2006_KTM_950_ADVENTURER_4806kms_With.aspx
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