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Forum: Vendors 04-12-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 39,073
Posted By rapiti
Be sure you have the latest instructions. DO NOT...

Be sure you have the latest instructions. DO NOT follow the PDF file posted on KTM950.info (aka H.O.W.) as of 4/12/15. A few small, but crucial parts have changed in the kit, and I managed to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-11-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By rapiti
Johnny2bad, Gerben replied, and I think I put...

Johnny2bad, Gerben replied, and I think I put washers in wrong places and changed the spacing.
I put serrated washers under both riser posts, and a #8 stainless washer (as instructions seemed to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By rapiti
Thanks Ronski & Boatman. You are both correct. I...

Thanks Ronski & Boatman. You are both correct. I knew that, but lost those thoughts in my electrical fear fog.

So now I detect power (for a couple of seconds) to the Dr. Bean circuit board, but...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By rapiti
KTM 950 Fuel pump wiring problem

Hello all,

I installed the Dr. Bean kit on my fuel pump, and when I went to test it, the power supply was nonexistent. The connector was quite oily from past oil changes. I have fitted the CJ's...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,860
Posted By rapiti
...Ten years on...

Hey Jean-Luc!

I am finally taking my 950S on an Alaska tour. I laced up an A60 (1.6W) on front. and that helped the 21" TKC 80 profile immensely. Rounded it right up.

I hope all is well on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-20-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,081
Posted By rapiti
Hey now, Bruce! With all the oil I hear...

Hey now, Bruce!

With all the oil I hear being moved by rail, i'd imagined you were making hay while the sun shined. I am actually doing an Alaska ride on the big katoom with some neighbors in...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,760
Posted By rapiti
My first motorcycle. Age 7. Hacksawed off the...

My first motorcycle. Age 7. Hacksawed off the rear fender to make room for that knobby tire! Upgraded to a Zundapp 100. Wish I still had the old Yammie, intact.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-18-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,131
Posted By rapiti
Agreed. An A60 drilled for my OEM hub and a set...

Agreed. An A60 drilled for my OEM hub and a set of ss spokes and nipples was +- $300 from Woody. Money well spent, IMO. Gives the TKC80 I have mounted a much nicer profile than the wide, soft OEM rim.
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,722
Posted By rapiti
Thank you

Thank you for sharing. We rented an R 1200GS for a week in July and rode two up out of Munich. Regensberg/Pilsen/Prague/Cesky Krumlov/Maria Plein/Lienz (2x Grossglockner)/Bad Weissee/Munich.

I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-15-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,833
Posted By rapiti
Separate spokes in to two bundles by length....

Separate spokes in to two bundles by length. These will be your inside/outside sets like Sailah mentioned. If they are all the same length, you will most likely need to cut off ~5-10mm from half of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-11-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,677
Posted By rapiti
No.

No.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-10-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By rapiti
I bought an A60 from Woody's drilled for OEM hub,...

I bought an A60 from Woody's drilled for OEM hub, and a spoke\nipple set and laced it up myself on my old Park truing stand. I recommend the Excel A60.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-27-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,014
Posted By rapiti
Plus one. KTM jumped the shark with 1190. Just my...

Plus one. KTM jumped the shark with 1190. Just my opinion.
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 21,429
Posted By rapiti
Great RR, gents. Reassuring to learn CC is coming...

Great RR, gents. Reassuring to learn CC is coming back.

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,153
Posted By rapiti
I have the TourCross, which is the first version...

I have the TourCross, which is the first version of XD-xx. I thought it could be my one helmet. Recently I acquired a Quantum II, and my old VX motocross helmet was returned to me. On a 1200 mi...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By rapiti
1999 KTM Adventure

I am rebuilding my 1999 Adventure, with a newer big valve motor, FCR, Woody's wheels, etc... and the local place I left the rear shock with (for a simple oil chnge/bump stop replace) has lost my...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-25-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 201,958
Posted By rapiti
RTB conflicts with the Harvest Moon Race...

RTB conflicts with the Harvest Moon Race (Galveston to Port Aransas-sailing.) Maybe next year the calendar will be kinder. KTM 950S near Kemah.
Forum: Vendors 07-04-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,310
Posted By rapiti
I would like to purchase your windscreen.

I would like to purchase your windscreen.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-01-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 427
Posted By rapiti
WTB: single Ti Wings/Remus/Akrapovic slip on

If you have done the 2:1 conversion, and want to part with a Ti can, let me know.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,542
Posted By rapiti
950 on a Moto Jack Rack

I hauled an XR650R cross country on a Moto Jack Rack with a 1/2 ton suburban with Autoride (self leveling suspension.) You notice the weight back there, but it wasn't what I would call scary feeling....
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,147
Posted By rapiti
KTM 640 Adventure rear shock parts?

My rear shock bumper disintegrated, so i ordered one from Munn, and took everything to my yokel suspension shop. Two weeks on, they call and say they can't find parts. All i want is oil and the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 184,844
Posted By rapiti
Thanks, Jordan & Nikki!

Thanks, Jordan & Nikki!
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 184,844
Posted By rapiti
Thanks for the ride report. You found a keeper!

Thanks for the ride report. You found a keeper!
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By rapiti
Thanks for your help! So far, my mods have been...

Thanks for your help! So far, my mods have been as outlined in my initial post.

Did you mount your fuel pump up front on the clutch cover?
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,938
Posted By rapiti
Ride on Bill! Glad the overheating had a happy...

Ride on Bill! Glad the overheating had a happy ending.
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,728
Posted By rapiti
I hope they give you satisfaction. I was having...

I hope they give you satisfaction. I was having some issues getting mine to run right after adapting a flat-slide carb. I too it to a local indy shop where the mech was reputed to know Keihins inside...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By rapiti
2006 625 SMC mo' in a 1999 640 Adventure

In process of swapping new motor for old. So far, SAS diaphragm interferes with my RH cooling fan; The oil feed on L front of motor interferes with front motor mount, and I am uncertain about Keihin...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,658
Posted By rapiti
I think he was trying to spare you Chris'...

I think he was trying to spare you Chris' fate:evil

:wave Hiya Creep!
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 27,531
Posted By rapiti
Silly? Pfeh! Thank you for sharing. Kingsley is...

Silly? Pfeh! Thank you for sharing. Kingsley is lucky to have one like you!
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,070
Views: 134,990
Posted By rapiti
Sheryl's "biker" hat is stylish! Great RR, y'all....

Sheryl's "biker" hat is stylish! Great RR, y'all. Respect for getting out and doing it - together.
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 23,894
Posted By rapiti
Yamaha U5, with rear fender cut off to clear...

Yamaha U5, with rear fender cut off to clear knobby. Freedom! ...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 24,358
Posted By rapiti
Thanks for writing this up. I enjoyed the...

Thanks for writing this up. I enjoyed the references to political events, and future Sakhalin tunnel plans.
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,563,401
Posted By rapiti
Look how shiny your Chucks were! Happy 2010...

Look how shiny your Chucks were! Happy 2010 Nathan. Good luck with the sheila!
Forum: New Zealand 12-04-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 36,421
Posted By rapiti
Another thank you for the great write up! During...

Another thank you for the great write up! During America's Cup in '87 we rode Teneres on some of the tracks you have described. Great memories. I am resuscitating a 1999 640 Adventure, and enjoyed...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,982
Posted By rapiti
That is odd, as the fan kits for RFS bikes came...

That is odd, as the fan kits for RFS bikes came with weatherstripping to fit between fan housing and rad. Quite an oversight. Good luck with warranty claims, guys!
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,563,401
Posted By rapiti
Glad to hear you are adjusting positively. On...

Glad to hear you are adjusting positively. On reflection, it seems I enjoy your perspective on life (and posted observations) as much as the adventure itself. Naturally, tackling a journey of this...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,563,401
Posted By rapiti
You and Dot accomplished quite a feat. Well done,...

You and Dot accomplished quite a feat. Well done, Nathan & Dot! We would love to hear from Dorothy about her UK debut, and of course, how things pan out with the sheila:evil

You did it! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,563,401
Posted By rapiti
In Texas, we ride friendly. I get waves from...

In Texas, we ride friendly. I get waves from nearly every other cyclist. In Cali, the cliques are more entrenched, and people are concerned about being seen waving to the wrong class of bike....
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,563,401
Posted By rapiti
Indeed. It seems like such a drag when I see you...

Indeed. It seems like such a drag when I see you responding to these yobbos. I feel bad for you, and even them for their pathetic insecurity. I bought a 1970 CT-90 because I have been shopping for...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,781
Posted By rapiti
They're getting quite a team up there. RIP...

They're getting quite a team up there.

RIP Hans. Say hi to Fabrizio for us.:cry
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