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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By TFuse
Brakes worked OK like that btw- I did try to...

Brakes worked OK like that btw- I did try to source new pads on the road but that turned out to be hard to do on a saturday afternoon (with the usual bike store closed sun/mon). Sounds like an...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-09-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By TFuse
Question Brake pad delamination?

I was recently on a trip through NY and CT and while on the ferry from Orient Pt looked down and saw what looked like brake pad material near my front tire. I tried the front brake and it was soft....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,317
Posted By TFuse
Road king classic KTM 990 adv Bmw K1

Road king classic
KTM 990 adv
Bmw K1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-12-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,010
Posted By TFuse
I love mine. I've only ridden the F800gs a few...

I love mine. I've only ridden the F800gs a few times, but extended time on other BMWs with the same engine has my hands going numb after a few hours from the vibration. I've done a cross country trip...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 10,823
Posted By TFuse
I commute most days through DC traffic, and I'll...

I commute most days through DC traffic, and I'll admit to some selective filtering, especially when there is a nice gap to go through, its hot, I'm hot, and there is no opportunity for cars to make...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-13-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,539
Posted By TFuse
I had the same problem with numb hands riding the...

I had the same problem with numb hands riding the F800. Otherwise great bike. No numbness from the 990 even after 600 mile days.
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 24,895
Posted By TFuse
Sole is very grippy-no prob with footing. They do...

Sole is very grippy-no prob with footing. They do mark floors though.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-26-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 766
Posted By TFuse
Sidestand switch?

Sidestand switch?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-19-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,852
Posted By TFuse
I like mine except for the rain cover. At highway...

I like mine except for the rain cover. At highway speeds in the rain, the cover balloons and tries to take itself off, and I find that distracting. I will eventually replace it with one of the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,914
Posted By TFuse
I use my 990 around DC too, to ride around town...

I use my 990 around DC too, to ride around town and out of town on weekends. For me, at 6'5", my helmet is in clean air on the highway, with enough blocking from the fairing to make long rides easy....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,627
Posted By TFuse
Years ago (many) I was looking at Honda...

Years ago (many) I was looking at Honda Interceptors, with some motorcycle experience at the time. The salesman said more of his customers wrecked the 500cc bikes than the 1000cc because they weren't...
Forum: Americas 08-18-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,589
Posted By TFuse
I've used Federal to ship my bikes cross country...

I've used Federal to ship my bikes cross country 3 times and they were great. Not always the cheapest, but the bikes are always safe and sound. At the end of my trips, I've left the bikes with a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,948
Posted By TFuse
6'5 and 235. KTM 990 adv I have is great, fast...

6'5 and 235. KTM 990 adv I have is great, fast even with me on it, and fun going slow or 90.
The stock screen is great if your tall.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-31-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,416
Posted By TFuse
I've also found the vibration from the F800 tends...

I've also found the vibration from the F800 tends to put my hands to sleep after a few hours.
I love my 990, and it was great on my cross country trip in May.
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 24,895
Posted By TFuse
Got mine a few days ago, with the intent of...

Got mine a few days ago, with the intent of wearing them during the day at work. Mine are very comfortable, and while not armored, are a little taller than my Gaerne balance oiled boots, and look...
Forum: Vendors 07-14-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3,420
Views: 599,969
Posted By TFuse
I used a Teiz Alcatraz leather suit, treated with...

I used a Teiz Alcatraz leather suit, treated with $15 of Nicwax, on a very rainy cross country trip, and more or less stayed dry in all but the heaviest rain at highway speed. I also don't like to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-04-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,201
Posted By TFuse
When I say "overheating" I mean all bars flashing...

When I say "overheating" I mean all bars flashing with the red overheat light. The only thing that follows that is the ECU shutting off the bike I guess. I'm going to do the dual fan mod etc. because...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-03-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,201
Posted By TFuse
I love my 990, and it was great on a cross...

I love my 990, and it was great on a cross country trip thru the rockies from DC to LA this past May. Riding with my GS mounted brother today and the KTM seemed to have an easier time with the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-19-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19,136
Views: 7,859,628
Posted By TFuse
I posted this pic before, but have been messing...

I posted this pic before, but have been messing around with the camera+ app on my iPhone. Makes the faster orange bikes look better I think.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-14-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,562
Posted By TFuse
Weld 86 parts seem super strong compared to...

Weld 86 parts seem super strong compared to stock. I am very impressed with my skidplate and sidestand bracket
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,097
Posted By TFuse
Ugly? Not to me. It's fun to ride and different,...

Ugly? Not to me. It's fun to ride and different, and plenty fast to get into trouble with.
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,097
Posted By TFuse
I have one-it's a great highway/fast road bike....

I have one-it's a great highway/fast road bike. It's hot to ride slower than 50mph, but rock steady at 70 and up. Only real prob is luggage etc, so hopefully yours has the hard to find tail and tank...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-08-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19,136
Views: 7,859,628
Posted By TFuse
from my xcountry trip from DC to LA

from my xcountry trip from DC to LA
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-06-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,709
Posted By TFuse
I love my ktm tank bag, except when it's...

I love my ktm tank bag, except when it's raining-the cover always seems to pull itself off when traveling at speed and that's an unwanted distraction.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-06-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,944
Posted By TFuse
Start with calling ktm at 440-985-355three with...

Start with calling ktm at 440-985-355three with your vin in hand so they can see if a gps was claimed for that particular bike, then give your dealer a call.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-04-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,944
Posted By TFuse
If you think you would have been eligible-check...

If you think you would have been eligible-check with your dealer! I was told mine would ship from ktm, but it went to the dealer instead, and now the dealer seems to be having trouble finding it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,754
Posted By TFuse
I'd also remind everyone that if you find...

I'd also remind everyone that if you find yourself doing CPR on someone in the middle of nowhere after a trauma the outcome is likely to be very poor. It's hard to do CPR by yourself for more than...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,754
Posted By TFuse
I carry a highway patrol first aid kit with a...

I carry a highway patrol first aid kit with a tourniquet and some quick clot-with the idea that the only thing I could do for someone that might keep them alive until help comes would be controlling...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-27-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,944
Posted By TFuse
with my bike's serial number, KTM customer...

with my bike's serial number, KTM customer service was able to track the Zumo that should have come to me, and where it was sent.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 25,686
Posted By TFuse
After many years without riding, but many years...

After many years without riding, but many years of riding before that, I took a rider's edge course given through a local HD dealer at the recommendation of my brother who is a serious motorcycle...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-24-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,944
Posted By TFuse
I was told in september my Zumo would be coming...

I was told in september my Zumo would be coming to me from KTM...still waiting.

I should also say that I'm so happy with the bike that it hasn't been on my list of things to be irritated about.
Forum: Vendors 05-20-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3,420
Views: 599,969
Posted By TFuse
Just finishing a 7 day cross country trip from DC...

Just finishing a 7 day cross country trip from DC to LA through Utah etc. wearing only my Teiz Alcatraz suit with different layering underneath and it worked great. The trip involved plenty of rain...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-12-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By TFuse
I think the fix is a new scorpion/other tire.I'm...

I think the fix is a new scorpion/other tire.I'm going to try and wear mine out on a crosscountry trip to LA/Moab next week and test that theory
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-12-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By TFuse
skipping (like bouncing) at around 35mph? My...

skipping (like bouncing) at around 35mph? My regular 990 adv does that too and its been blamed on the front scorpion.
Forum: Vendors 05-01-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By TFuse
and after watching a 90 lbs man trying to pull my...

and after watching a 90 lbs man trying to pull my K1 out of a truck filled with mattresses and almost dropping it as he wheeled it out onto a piece of plywood he had strapped to the lift of the...
Forum: Vendors 05-01-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By TFuse
Federal. Bike gets attached to a pallet. I've...

Federal. Bike gets attached to a pallet. I've shipped my road king and 990 adv with them cross country -no surprises and bikes arrived perfect.
Not the cheapest probably but I will use them again.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-26-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,883
Posted By TFuse
Raising the CG of the system (bike+rider) by...

Raising the CG of the system (bike+rider) by standing also makes it a little easier to balance- try balancing a pencil with the point in your palm vs a yard stick.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-15-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 27,417
Posted By TFuse
my skidplate and sidestand relocator from weld86...

my skidplate and sidestand relocator from weld86 went on easy- very nicely made, and caused skidplate envy from another 990 rider.
Forum: Vendors 03-30-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3,420
Views: 599,969
Posted By TFuse
My alcatraz suit arrived today- very well made...

My alcatraz suit arrived today- very well made and fits great. A very impressive suit. I have an XL and am 6'5", 229 with a long torso.
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By TFuse
Old Hepco&Becker cases

I found some nice aluminum exclusiv H&B cases on ebay but now realize they don't seem to mate to the H&B rack on my KTM. Any way to fix this other than welding a new rack? The locking buckle is about...
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