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Forum: Orange Crush 07-30-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By Madcap
I had heard that before and actually discovered...

I had heard that before and actually discovered I'd asked this same question a couple years back, before my bike sat idle for so long. The response was similar so perhaps I'll give that a shot, as...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-29-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By Madcap
2009 990 hard starting

I have a 2009 990 adventure that has always been a little rough to start but is getting worse. Sadly, I haven't been riding it much due to the complications of life so it has less than 10k on it....
Forum: Orange Crush 09-30-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,201
Posted By Madcap
did you do it? any change?

did you do it? any change?
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2009, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By Madcap
I just discovered yesterday on my first dirt...

I just discovered yesterday on my first dirt ride, which was as much a water ride as dirt ride, that goretex road boots are not very helpful offroad.

Who knew that goretex keeps water in as well...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-09-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 67,409
Views: 5,296,405
Posted By Madcap
excellent! I certainly don't want to destroy my...

excellent! I certainly don't want to destroy my road gear as it is going to be the more expensive of the gear. Not to mention i'm sure it will be crazy hot while I am laying in some mud in the woods...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-09-2009, 05:38 AM
Replies: 67,409
Views: 5,296,405
Posted By Madcap
I was going to say what if my regular riding gear...

I was going to say what if my regular riding gear consists of chaps and a vest with tassles? But you pretty much beat me to it.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-08-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 67,409
Views: 5,296,405
Posted By Madcap
So I went to check this out again tonight after...

So I went to check this out again tonight after they worked on it. Started right up and idled like a champ so hopefully everything is fixed. They put fresh gas in it and cleaned the pilot jet (or so...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By Madcap
Question Dirt Gear

So I just bought a dirt bike (honda crf250x) to have more opportunity to ride and increase the fun factor. I have all the gear I need for riding on the road but don't know much about off-road gear....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-06-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 67,409
Views: 5,296,405
Posted By Madcap
they had two, I went for the one I could get...

they had two, I went for the one I could get cheaper, hopefully not an error. I guess I'll find out soon enough though.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-06-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,201
Posted By Madcap
let me know how it goes. If it works for you i'll...

let me know how it goes. If it works for you i'll be doing the same.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-06-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 67,409
Views: 5,296,405
Posted By Madcap
I just grabbed something similar (that is if they...

I just grabbed something similar (that is if they (ohio motorcycle) can get it to keep running.) 2006 crf250x, with supposedly super-low miles. Maybe someday soon you guys can give me a schooling on...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-03-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 67,409
Views: 5,296,405
Posted By Madcap
DRZ not so much up my alley, but good luck...

DRZ not so much up my alley, but good luck selling. I was hoping to go to the nutcracker as well, but get back from vacation late on that saturday night. I guess I shouldn't be complaining though,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-03-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 67,409
Views: 5,296,405
Posted By Madcap
That sounds sweet but I'm trying to keep my...

That sounds sweet but I'm trying to keep my budget to 3k or under so a little out of my range i'm afraid.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-03-2009, 06:01 AM
Replies: 67,409
Views: 5,296,405
Posted By Madcap
are you looking to sell that crf? How much? I'm...

are you looking to sell that crf? How much? I'm in the market for something woodsy but pretty much everything around me is a motocross bike.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-02-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,201
Posted By Madcap
hey Mike...did you do the canisterectomy? Any...

hey Mike...did you do the canisterectomy? Any progress?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-28-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 67,409
Views: 5,296,405
Posted By Madcap
in that case, tan fj cruiser and blue impreza...

in that case, tan fj cruiser and blue impreza wagon or orange 990.

Hmmm...maybe that's not such a good idea after all
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-27-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 67,409
Views: 5,296,405
Posted By Madcap
thanks for the advice! Glad to know pretty much...

thanks for the advice! Glad to know pretty much anything can be plated, that will make my search easier.

Swingset: any chance you drive a saab wagon? I thought I saw one on 16 a week or so ago...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-27-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 67,409
Views: 5,296,405
Posted By Madcap
Recommendations

anyone have any good used dirt bike recommendations? I'm sure that's a can of worms there.

I live out in the newark area and am thinking of broadening my riding a bit. I have no idea where there...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-21-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,201
Posted By Madcap
no ethanol, at least not that I know of. As for...

no ethanol, at least not that I know of. As for crimped hose I shall have to check.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-21-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,201
Posted By Madcap
Opening the tanks to relieve any sort of...

Opening the tanks to relieve any sort of potential venting issue. No dice there, canisterectomy for me too perhaps.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,201
Posted By Madcap
well, so much for that theory. Made no difference...

well, so much for that theory. Made no difference :cry

Perhaps tomorrow i'll try opening the tanks before starting her up.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Madcap
I did get my bike from one of those (not to...

I did get my bike from one of those (not to mention any names and besmirch anyone as they may have just had a bad day when they put mine together). I don't mind the distance to Akron to be assured of...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Madcap
Based on your recommendation, I'm already...

Based on your recommendation, I'm already planning on riding up to holeshot on Saturday. :clap

I'm not sure how I convinced the wife to pick me up but it might have something to do with the fact...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2009, 05:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,201
Posted By Madcap
NCW Mike: have you noticed a difference...

NCW Mike:

have you noticed a difference whether it's been sitting on the sidestand or centerstand? Normally in my garage it's on the centerstand while when it's sitting in the lot it's on the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-19-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,295
Posted By Madcap
i'm only 3 hours away, i'll be right over!

i'm only 3 hours away, i'll be right over!
Forum: Orange Crush 08-19-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By Madcap
okay maybe not, but at least i could mess up my...

okay maybe not, but at least i could mess up my bike with confidence :lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 08-19-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By Madcap
if i knew anything about motors i'd probably have...

if i knew anything about motors i'd probably have a lot more disposable cash
Forum: Orange Crush 08-19-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By Madcap
hydraulic clutch question

so i've had my 990 for about two weeks now and have put about 1000 miles on it. Other than the fact that it's hard to start after it's been sitting in the lot at work all day, the only other...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-19-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,375
Posted By Madcap
I would agree completely, hopefully I can just...

I would agree completely, hopefully I can just hose it out if it gets dirty back there. As for offroad, I haven't done anything more than a gravel rd with it yet but it does seem a little shaky.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-19-2009, 06:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,295
Posted By Madcap
how close do you consider local? I'm all for...

how close do you consider local? I'm all for having someone who knows what they're doing around when I tear into my bike? My mechanical skills could be better to say the least.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Madcap
no good reviews for anyone closer? The only...

no good reviews for anyone closer?

The only downside to holeshot is that it would take me 2 hours to get there and then I would have to leave my bike so that it wasn't scalding hot and then...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-17-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Madcap
Central Ohio Dealers?

can anyone recommend either of the two KTM dealers in central ohio (or the one in athens) for service? I'm about to get the first service on my 990 adventure and am slightly nervous with the dealer...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-17-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,375
Posted By Madcap
What didn't you like about it? I thought it went...

What didn't you like about it? I thought it went on easy and holds the zumo in the perfect spot. Of course I haven't done anything rough on mine yet so maybe it'll get rattled loose.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-17-2009, 06:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,201
Posted By Madcap
Question Odd starting behaviour

My 09 990 Adventure has some strange behaviour that I'd love to hear some views on.

Every morning when I fire her up in the garage she lights right up no problem. When she has been sitting at work...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-05-2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 784
Posted By Madcap
I think the wife might try to take it away if I...

I think the wife might try to take it away if I rode it like that, especially if she's on the back at the time. A couple of rides later and i'm getting used to it, I think it's my own lack of finesse...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-04-2009, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 784
Posted By Madcap
Sweet, ordering one up today! I suppose I could...

Sweet, ordering one up today! I suppose I could just try to become more finesse-ful, but that seems like too much work. ha!
Forum: Orange Crush 08-03-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 784
Posted By Madcap
I'm in! Woo Hoo!

Just picked up my new 990 adv after selling my BMW dakar last week. Love it so far (which has only been about 40 miles :cry)

Even though it is bigger/heavier than my dakar (although shorter) it is...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-29-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,683
Posted By Madcap
I hate to admit it (uhmm wait no I don't) that I...

I hate to admit it (uhmm wait no I don't) that I just sold my f650 dakar today and have a feeling a 990 adventure is soon to moving in. At least it's still orange right? Can I still wear my CG shirt?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-05-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15,578
Views: 1,119,782
Posted By Madcap
balls! I guess that's what I get for not...

balls!

I guess that's what I get for not playing often enough.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-05-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15,578
Views: 1,119,782
Posted By Madcap
i've been busy, what can i say. here's the...

i've been busy, what can i say.

here's the next one:

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/doublewe/DSC02781.jpg

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/doublewe/DSC02782.jpg

I suck...
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