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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 11-26-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Ignition Controlled Aux Light Cable

I seem to remember reading at some point that there is a free connector in the dash somewhere that you can run your auxiliary lights through to have them turn off with the ignition. I've killed my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 11-13-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Haha, why waste precious brain power on a problem...

Haha, why waste precious brain power on a problem someone else may have already figured out (I only have so much of it, you know).

This is pretty rinky-dink, but I'll be riding some this weekend...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 11-11-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Securing the Centerstand

As I get mo' better at riding off road, I've noticed the center stand finding it's way out of the "upright and locked position" pretty frequently.

My kickstand is somewhat bent and mangled, so if...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 11-10-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19,047
Views: 7,796,818
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Pretty sure it's this...

Pretty sure it's this (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=970541)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 11-03-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 166,351
Posted By GoGoGavin41
A little awkward air during a perfect, post rain...

A little awkward air during a perfect, post rain ride in Corral Canyon (San Diego) yesterday.

Me...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-09-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Cordura Alterations in San Diego?

Need some new riding pants shortened for my midget legs. Anyone know a good seamstress close to Point Loma thats worked with cordura? Talked to the one we usually go to and she seemed confused when I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 10-07-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Oil Tank Cap O-Ring

Well, in an exciting first of my 12 year riding career, I apparently neglected to replace my oil tank cap before I rode my 990 yesterday. Arrived at my destination with a nice sheen of oil across the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-29-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 414,301
Posted By GoGoGavin41
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac193/GoGoGavin...

http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac193/GoGoGavin41/10704308_10203252789860345_6339673818907551547_o_zps502ffbdb.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 09-20-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11,053
Views: 2,343,372
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Rode 2up with the wife (over labor day). 9 days,...

Rode 2up with the wife (over labor day). 9 days, 1400 miles of camping, hiking, and rock climbing.

http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac193/GoGoGavin41/IMG_20140829_141905_111_zpsad6e7493.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By GoGoGavin41
You know, now that you mention it, I think it...

You know, now that you mention it, I think it may be. Is that float related?
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Sputtering at High Speed

2005 DRZ 400 with keihin carb jetted for higher altitude (+4k' is what PO told me). Recently took tank off and disconnected gas to the carb (only fuel related thing I've done to it in the few months...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-06-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,980
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Ended up not being happy with Lemon Grove. Pretty...

Ended up not being happy with Lemon Grove. Pretty sure they failed to balance the front tire, bought a balancing stand and did it myself.

Past few tires have been at Ivan's Fast Bikes...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 07-27-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11,053
Views: 2,343,372
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Woah :eek1 Gotta hear the story.

Woah :eek1 Gotta hear the story.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 07-16-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,289
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Awesome find, those are the ones!!!! ...

Awesome find, those are the ones!!!!




:photog I laughed at that way more than I should've haha
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 07-15-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,289
Posted By GoGoGavin41
That's the one! Too bad they're gone, doesn't...

That's the one! Too bad they're gone, doesn't look like he has them on his smugmug either. Maybe I should ask for them :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 07-15-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,289
Posted By GoGoGavin41
No, I think buzybraza is thinking of the right...

No, I think buzybraza is thinking of the right one. Back wheel / swingarm was all twisted and mangled. I believe the rider got hurt too. I don't remember there being luggage on the bike but I do...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 07-15-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,289
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Does Anyone Remember This?

I seem to remember reading a post a number of years ago about a guy jumping a hill on a silver 950. I think he had done a few warm up jumps, then went way too big and had a huge crash where he folded...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 06-29-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11,053
Views: 2,343,372
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Wasn't trying to emphasize the failure, only...

Wasn't trying to emphasize the failure, only trying to point out the awesomeness of getting the big twin up on the front wheel!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 06-28-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11,053
Views: 2,343,372
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Pics or it didn't happen :1drink Seriously...

Pics or it didn't happen :1drink Seriously though, I would love to see an ADV doing an endo. MotoJournal has some cool footage of a guy doing it on the 1190, would love to see a 990.
Forum: Face plant 06-26-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,798
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Now to practice engaging the ABS a few more times...

Now to practice engaging the ABS a few more times so you finish the next event in the upright and locked position :1drink
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 06-26-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19,047
Views: 7,796,818
Posted By GoGoGavin41
This...

This (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=626041) made my life a lot easier
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By GoGoGavin41
This is my wife and I a few months ago ...

This is my wife and I a few months ago

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We've since gotten bolder / faster,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 05-27-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Yeah, I've got the relocator and a bigger...

Yeah, I've got the relocator and a bigger footprint. Having a set of different size wheels seems less and less likely for me (more likely to get an onroad 21/18 and offroad 21/18), so don't think...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 05-25-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Yeah, considered making my own also, although...

Yeah, considered making my own also, although trading with someone who just raised their bike up sounds a lot less $ and time intensive :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 05-25-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Holy cow!!! :eek1 Thanks gefr, looks like I'm...

Holy cow!!! :eek1 Thanks gefr, looks like I'm about 1.5 inches longer
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 05-23-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Stock Kickstand Length?

I got a measurement of 13.5 inches. With my stock suspension, it's too tall. I'm wondering if I somehow have an S kickstand or something. What do you guys have?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 05-22-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By GoGoGavin41
There are a few here...

There are a few here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=960241)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,156
Posted By GoGoGavin41
What happened there, did you stall? You were...

What happened there, did you stall? You were clipping along up until then!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 05-06-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,973
Posted By GoGoGavin41
After having to put a Helicoil into one of my...

After having to put a Helicoil into one of my bridges, this hurts my heart in a very real way :eek1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 05-06-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By GoGoGavin41
So I went and looked around a little yesterday...

So I went and looked around a little yesterday and figured a few things out. First, my right side crash bar is digging into my tank at the back :eek1 not good.

Looking at some seat bags like these...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 05-04-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Wow, a lot of different responses here. I do...

Wow, a lot of different responses here. I do appreciate the cheaper grassroots bags (I'm a big non-fan of TT), however, it's exactly this reason-

that I'd like something I can use on my bicycles...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 05-03-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Cheap Crashbar Bags

First of all, what do you guys generally put in these things? (http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/1205/PN-A990/KTM-990-950-Adventure-Crash-Bar-Bags). Tubes, tools, crandybars?

Second question:...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 05-02-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,053
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Funny, two of mine have fallen out on their own!...

Funny, two of mine have fallen out on their own! haha
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 214
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Kaoko Throttle lock with Soft Grips?

Not sure if this is the best place for this question, but whatever haha

A kaoko came with my used 990. PO had some weird grips with spaces for you fingers that I didn't like (these)...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 04-29-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,742
Posted By GoGoGavin41
So I've got the filter on and remapped to the '06...

So I've got the filter on and remapped to the '06 Akro (EU I assume). I was very surprised to find that my bike still had the '06 with Standard Exhaust map on it when the guy (read "Kid") at the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 04-13-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Thanks for the advice guys! I drained the...

Thanks for the advice guys!

I drained the tanks and let them sit overnight. Definitely an improvement, probably would've been better if I had let it sit longer.

Also made some studs. Definitely...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 04-12-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Pissed 990 Tank Re-installation

So I finished my valve check and started putting the bike together this morning. The good news - it ran!!!!! Phew, that was a relief. The bad news - the tanks are so ridiculously out of alignment...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 04-12-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 11,053
Views: 2,343,372
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Haha, well I'll tell you once I've finished...

Haha, well I'll tell you once I've finished installing it. You can follow my "progress"
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac193/GoGoGavin41/tumblr_mdm6u9QAgR1rdqbfro1_500_zps392a6637.gif
on the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 04-12-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,742
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Sounds good, I think I'm going to just fire the...

Sounds good, I think I'm going to just fire the bike up, do the burp, then do the 15min idle later after I get everything buttoned up.


Sooo, suggestions on tunes? As far as I can tell, I have an...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 04-09-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,742
Posted By GoGoGavin41
Static Burp

So I'm getting ready to close up the heads. I'm shooting to have everything back together and running this weekend.

I took the radiator off, so I'm going to have to burp the coolant. The only...
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