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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,510
Posted By Tom_C
AWESOME I need to explain it in these terms...

AWESOME

I need to explain it in these terms to my wife. She was a bit upset when I hung my bikini dirtbike poster in the garage. Her two big issues - the neighbors could see it walking by, and...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By Tom_C
I'm currently "testing" Glympse, and feel like it...

I'm currently "testing" Glympse, and feel like it might be the one. And the price is right too. Free. Problem is, the wife doesn't check it very often. hmmmmm. maybe she doesn't care... :rofl
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,557
Posted By Tom_C
LOL. I did the same exact thing, with the...

LOL. I did the same exact thing, with the aluminum spoolgun, a couple of months ago. Do yourself a favor, toss the flux core wire and go get some 75/25 gas and solid core wire. I was/am a novice, and...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,557
Posted By Tom_C
mock it up in cardboard, style it to your needs,...

mock it up in cardboard, style it to your needs, use the cardboard as a template, and go from there. Use the maufacturer's websites as a size guide, looking at pictures. Good luck!
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By Tom_C
I've got a Exped Syn 9 with the same issue, but...

I've got a Exped Syn 9 with the same issue, but mine goes down in one night, but only about 75% of the time. I'm wondering if sometimes I just don't get the plugs closed enough or something stupid...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-13-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,781
Posted By Tom_C
I'm out of NC, but could possibly make it down to...

I'm out of NC, but could possibly make it down to GA for a ride like that. Probably have to trailer the bike down there, embarrassingly enough, as I don't get enough saddle time to handle the long...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-12-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 325,107
Posted By Tom_C
I went with SC, and am pleased for the money...

I went with SC, and am pleased for the money spent. It's much better than stock, and I can ride a lot longer. It's flatter and wider than stock the farther rearward you go, which I like. I don't...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-04-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 167,422
Posted By Tom_C
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25429479...

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25429479&postcount=5657 (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25429479&postcount=5657)

Not mine, but WOW. :rofl:clap:puke1

THAT's why I own a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-04-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5,746
Views: 1,768,740
Posted By Tom_C
+950 LOVE IT. So did you catch a proper...

+950

LOVE IT. So did you catch a proper landing on a downslope, or hit like the sack of bricks mine turns into with anything over 4' in the air. :D
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-24-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,442
Posted By Tom_C
Funny, I constantly have the same thoughts, but...

Funny, I constantly have the same thoughts, but would want to do a three wheeler like the Can Am, kinda like the Trex, but not that big. It's going to be my retirement project... In 18 years...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-24-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,589
Posted By Tom_C
I run 20psi in my SE with no rim lock, and no...

I run 20psi in my SE with no rim lock, and no issues yet, knock on wood. Have noticed that if I forget to air back up for the street I crack knobs.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-23-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,386
Posted By Tom_C
Order one to be safe. Thought I wouldn't need...

Order one to be safe. Thought I wouldn't need it, then the original gasket broke in several places when I pulled the cover. Thought I would RTV the pieces back in place. Leaked like a sieve. Two...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-11-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,990
Posted By Tom_C
I came from a Honda XR650L, to a 950SE. the KTM...

I came from a Honda XR650L, to a 950SE. the KTM was 60 more lbs, with 65 more HP. I liked my XR off road, but on road, it felt like I was abusing it if I tried to ride the highways. Anything under...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-07-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Tom_C
950 SE - floppy tail light

Was told this past weekend when had a buddy following me that my tail light was flopping up and down pretty bad. I checked, and it sure seems like it does. It works fine, and hasn't blown a bulb in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-22-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,818
Posted By Tom_C
Where exactly is the subframe in that last...

Where exactly is the subframe in that last pic???? :rofl

Glad to see several methods of repairs, as I'm sure I'll have to do the same at some point.
Forum: Vendors 09-19-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,266
Posted By Tom_C
Cause you hit her too many times?? :rofl Is...

Cause you hit her too many times?? :rofl

Is there a published price yet? I don't want to bother someone with a PM as I'm only just slightly more than curious, and time is valuable, so I don't...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 325,107
Posted By Tom_C
Went from stock to a 2 into 1 with a Neptune...

Went from stock to a 2 into 1 with a Neptune pipe. With the baffle in, it doesn't sound good. Baffle out, sounds incredible, but is loud with the throttle wide open. Keep throttle touch light, and...
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By Tom_C
Try plasti-dip. several colors, including clear,...

Try plasti-dip. several colors, including clear, and you can put a thick layer over, then peel off later after it gets a bit beat up. Could also get some of the transparent film used over...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-02-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,999
Posted By Tom_C
CJ Designs... Yup, and bought it because it was...

CJ Designs... Yup, and bought it because it was supposed to be made to withstand using it to get on and off the bike. No issues so far, and with all my gear on, I'm probably pushing 290#. 6'3" here,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,076
Posted By Tom_C
I think it depends on how you ride. I ride my SE...

I think it depends on how you ride. I ride my SE like a big dirtbike, and wouldn't/couldn't do the same with the 1190. If you are the wannabe ADV graveler traveler type that likes to be able to say...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-13-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By Tom_C
Depending on how destroyed it is, you might try...

Depending on how destroyed it is, you might try the freeze method to fix. Worked for me, much better than anticipated. Saved me buying a new one.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=990372
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-07-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,102
Posted By Tom_C
I rolled my SE up onto a 2x4 and noticed that was...

I rolled my SE up onto a 2x4 and noticed that was the perfect lean angle. Took 1.5 inches out of the stand, had a buddy weld it back up with a plug inserted for strength, and it works the way it...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-01-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,888
Posted By Tom_C
So they are making a 950SE with a little weight...

So they are making a 950SE with a little weight loss? Welcome to 2007... Good to see the competition though. Always makes for better things down the road.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-30-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By Tom_C
LOL. This ^^^^. My first thought exactly. Nice...

LOL. This ^^^^. My first thought exactly. Nice job on the recovery!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-23-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,497
Posted By Tom_C
ACY, I saw your posts when I was an XR650L owner...

ACY, I saw your posts when I was an XR650L owner and frequented the XR thread. See where I am now? :evil Honestly, I was all about a 990, but then looked at the kind of riding I do, and the abuse my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-21-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5,746
Views: 1,768,740
Posted By Tom_C
Has anyone done their SE up in blue, like the 990...

Has anyone done their SE up in blue, like the 990 color? Been toying with the idea of changing all the orange over to blue with similar graphics via vinyl wrap, except the frame, but would like to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-18-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By Tom_C
So could one get away with leaving the rear...

So could one get away with leaving the rear alone, and just doing the fronts, or would doing just the fronts really unbalance the setup? I don't do doubles anymore, and the picture from ORR is just...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-17-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,610
Posted By Tom_C
No rubber stoppers were harmed (or used) in the...

No rubber stoppers were harmed (or used) in the filming of this event. :) Just kept it at the proper dangle angle.:D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-17-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By Tom_C
Troy, I have the same issue, 6'3" and got up to...

Troy, I have the same issue, 6'3" and got up to 290, trying to lower that number. My only suggestion would be to call one of the KTM suspension guys and talk with them about your riding style as...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-17-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,496
Posted By Tom_C
I've got the wolfman racks, and over time they...

I've got the wolfman racks, and over time they settled in, and I now have to lift up on the rack slightly to get my cap off, but it's not a big deal.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-16-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,610
Posted By Tom_C
Some folks replace the rear graphite gasket, but...

Some folks replace the rear graphite gasket, but I ran into issues losing one of the washers/bushings at the front, so had to order two more of them. I was careful removing the header, so am going to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-14-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,610
Posted By Tom_C
I had a go at the freeze method, and all I can...

I had a go at the freeze method, and all I can say is "INCREDIBLE!!!!" It took two sessions, where I froze it overnight, then let it thaw, replaced the water, and froze again. Only issue I had was...
Forum: The Garage 07-09-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,920
Posted By Tom_C
I notice no one has mentioned the fork stop,...

I notice no one has mentioned the fork stop, which in my mind is necessary for folks that don't haul all the time or are concerned about how tight to tighten straps. Piece of PVC or wood or specially...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-08-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,386
Posted By Tom_C
Yes, please!!!!

Yes, please!!!!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-07-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,403
Posted By Tom_C
I'd LOVE to see that. No idea how to help though.

I'd LOVE to see that. No idea how to help though.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-03-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By Tom_C
I had heard 3000 (roughly) made total, but no...

I had heard 3000 (roughly) made total, but no idea on imported into America.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-30-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,610
Posted By Tom_C
Looks like the freeze method may be my best bet. ...

Looks like the freeze method may be my best bet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhWzxYLG9sM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhWzxYLG9sM)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-30-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,610
Posted By Tom_C
950SE crunched front header. repair, replace, leave as is?

I know two strokes are pretty finicky about exhaust size, bends, etc, and I've always heard that it's about the diameter of the 4 stoke exhaust.

Bike landed on a rock in the mountains of NC this...
Forum: The Garage 06-27-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,135
Posted By Tom_C
Aerospace 303 Protectant, seems to actually help...

Aerospace 303 Protectant, seems to actually help the rubber...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-24-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 837
Posted By Tom_C
http://www.advtank.com/collections/ktm-950-990-adv...

http://www.advtank.com/collections/ktm-950-990-adventure (http://www.advtank.com/collections/ktm-950-990-adventure)

buy the two into one header, then the FMF.
I got my SE rear tank from these...
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