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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-26-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,168
Posted By wildehond
:eek2:clap:clap:clap:wings:wings:super:super :tb ...

:eek2:clap:clap:clap:wings:wings:super:super :tb

That man can RIDE!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-18-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,131
Posted By wildehond
I ride with the stock pads and my brakes are...

I ride with the stock pads and my brakes are fine. I have to watch it not to lock the rear on tar. I have never found the front to lack stopping power or feel.

When was the last time the brake...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-13-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,160
Posted By wildehond
I found the easiest way a good backpack. I make...

I found the easiest way a good backpack. I make the shoulder straps long enough so the bag rests on the seat behind me and not hanging from my shoulders.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-26-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By wildehond
It is a magura master. So if you can find someone...

It is a magura master. So if you can find someone that sells magura parts to the public you might be able to get it a bit cheaper. It is the 10.5mm if I remember correctly. But have a look at the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-14-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,452
Posted By wildehond
Cold also depletes your battery's power quite a...

Cold also depletes your battery's power quite a bit. So I think it was a few things working against you. The cold, under performing battery, the cold, tight engine. How old is the battery? Mine last...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-12-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By wildehond
Hi You say it a LC4 single cilinder bike....

Hi

You say it a LC4 single cilinder bike. You will probably get more replies in the Thumper forum.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=15

The LC4 640 KTM specific thread index...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,566
Posted By wildehond
The plan is for something proper next year April....

The plan is for something proper next year April. This work thing really messes with the riding time thing. :D
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,566
Posted By wildehond
That was exactly what is was. Mainly to get some...

That was exactly what is was. Mainly to get some confidence back in riding the bike and being self sufficient.

Thanks agian for all the comments and kind words.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-23-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11,153
Views: 2,378,928
Posted By wildehond
Did not want to be first to say it.

Did not want to be first to say it.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-11-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,293
Posted By wildehond
Been posted before. ...

Been posted before.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=784473
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,720
Posted By wildehond
I come from a dirbike background and the KTM just...

I come from a dirbike background and the KTM just flet like home from the first few seconds on the bike.

Now with almost 60 000km on the clock I am still happy I when with the 990 even after I a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-28-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,165
Posted By wildehond
Check the wiring to the the headlights. You can...

Check the wiring to the the headlights. You can unplug if from the wiring harmess to isolate it. Test each light from the connector to the see the resistance. Should be around 3-4 ohm. It happened to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-27-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By wildehond
They are quite expensive, but they do take quite...

They are quite expensive, but they do take quite a load so I will not skimp on those bolts. I had the two top ones break because the guys that serviced my shock did not tighten them correctly.!!! I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-27-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By wildehond
You might be over filling your tanks. Some of the...

You might be over filling your tanks. Some of the fuel in the right tank (as you sit on the bike) will drain into the left tank when the bike is on the center stand. That can cause the left tank to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-15-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,915
Posted By wildehond
Yes I will ride a 990 until they stop making it. ...

Yes I will ride a 990 until they stop making it.


Or they make 800cc 180kg dryweight Adv. Nudge, nudge..., wink, wink.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-07-2011, 12:59 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 14,755
Posted By wildehond
I do a bit more than that. I have not owned a car...

I do a bit more than that. I have not owned a car for a few years now. So my 990 is my main mode of transport.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-01-2011, 03:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,137
Posted By wildehond
I have a 2007 with 55 000km now. The waterpump...

I have a 2007 with 55 000km now. The waterpump seal and clutch slave is still fine. No issues. The waterpump seal and clutch slave issue was on the 950 models. This was fixed on th 990 models. Still...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-11-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,927
Posted By wildehond
What about a putty like glue, used to stick...

What about a putty like glue, used to stick posters to walls from kinder garden? Do not know what you call it there, but we know it as Prestik Putty.
See pic.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-22-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,148
Posted By wildehond
Please do enlighten u dear sir.

Please do enlighten u dear sir.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-21-2011, 04:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,183
Posted By wildehond
That is the only part the matters to me. So I am...

That is the only part the matters to me. So I am quite happy. Do not want the repair bill for the Ducati when you put is down in some rough stuff... Make no mistake I love Ducati Superbikes, but to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,739
Posted By wildehond
:patch

:patch
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-14-2011, 03:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,739
Posted By wildehond
No. Next question. And the 800GS is...

No.

Next question.

And the 800GS is not close to the 990. The suspension lets is down big time. The wheel bearings do not last. and the sprockets on the GS is made of cheese.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-14-2011, 02:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,344
Posted By wildehond
Thanks you so much for everyone that added pics....

Thanks you so much for everyone that added pics. I just love them. :clap:clap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-02-2011, 03:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,627
Posted By wildehond
Was there last year this time. Going there again...

Was there last year this time. Going there again next winter.Want to do a bit of Botswana as well. I can't wait.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-30-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,053
Posted By wildehond
AfricaWim thanks for the kind words. I am...

AfricaWim thanks for the kind words.
I am hoping to see the northern parts of Namibia next year. I will just have to 'man up' for that trip though. It is not as simple as the Southern parts of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-26-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,053
Posted By wildehond
Southern Namibia 2010: ...

Southern Namibia 2010:

http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad127/faniesmith/NamTripAug2010_023_800x600.jpg

Near Walvisbay towards the end of the trip.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-23-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,850
Posted By wildehond
I had a deposit down on a BMW 1200 Adv. Then I...

I had a deposit down on a BMW 1200 Adv. Then I tested a 990Adv and in the first 200m I knew it was the bike for me.

Last year I did a small trip through Southern Namibia and I was just struck...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-16-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 49,128
Posted By wildehond
I had a deposit down on a R1200GS Adv. I tested a...

I had a deposit down on a R1200GS Adv. I tested a 990Adv. 200m into the test of the 990 I knew it was thje bike for me. Three years on I still enjoy it like the first day.
Test all the bikes. You...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2011, 02:53 AM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 295,209
Posted By wildehond
:happay :clap

:happay :clap
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 295,209
Posted By wildehond
Probably all the reptiles from that long grass...

Probably all the reptiles from that long grass that joined you during the night and stole your body heat... :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 295,209
Posted By wildehond
Nathan, thanks for keeping us entertained with...

Nathan, thanks for keeping us entertained with this report. :clap I have been following is since the start and enjoying the RR just as much.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-28-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,654
Posted By wildehond
All I was saying that I can not see how the...

All I was saying that I can not see how the capabilties of a proper adventure bike kan be tested in that environment. IF They ran the test in Tunisia or Morocco things might have looked different. It...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-28-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,654
Posted By wildehond
My back garden is bigger that the whole Brit...

My back garden is bigger that the whole Brit countryside put together. No wonder they do not undestand the purpose of the 990. I want to see the other bikes perform in the Richtersveld on the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 295,209
Posted By wildehond
:happay A video. Thanks for posting. Thanks...

:happay A video. Thanks for posting.
Thanks David. Nice bike his got... :D
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 295,209
Posted By wildehond
That Rankin route looks like real gem. Thanks...

That Rankin route looks like real gem. Thanks again for taking the time to share with us.

When do we get a video again. Don't slack off now. :whip
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-13-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,301
Posted By wildehond
I kept it under 6000rpm for the first 1000km and ...

I kept it under 6000rpm for the first 1000km and then under 8000rpm for up to service at 7500km. My bike now has over 50 000km on it and it does not use oil between services.
ALSO
I always warm...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 295,209
Posted By wildehond
Man those photos of the mining town brings back...

Man those photos of the mining town brings back memories. I grew up on mining towns like those. I think they all look the same all over the world. I am willing to bet you also get the same characters...
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,868
Posted By wildehond
Thanks, I really enjoyed reading this.

Thanks, I really enjoyed reading this.
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2011, 03:42 AM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 295,209
Posted By wildehond
Anorak on. If you put some silikone on...

Anorak on.



If you put some silikone on the clip they seem to stay put a bit better. It might be that the silicone dampens the vibration in the clip.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-18-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,286
Posted By wildehond
Don't know about the Duke, but my Adv was only...

Don't know about the Duke, but my Adv was only slightly louder than stock WITH the noise killer inserts in. If your aftermarket pipes comes with these then you will probably be OK with the pipes with...
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