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Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10,599
Views: 2,213,183
Posted By txbear55
Seat cover?????

Seat cover?????
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 06:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,801
Posted By txbear55
Depends on the brand of oil.....:hide :lol3

Depends on the brand of oil.....:hide :lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 09-15-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By txbear55
Awesome looking rig!

Awesome looking rig!
Forum: Orange Crush 09-15-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 21,614
Posted By txbear55
Methinks I should have done the high fender...

Methinks I should have done the high fender conversion....
Forum: Orange Crush 09-15-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,208
Posted By txbear55
Yes, I was at Steamboat last year. Missed my...

Yes, I was at Steamboat last year. Missed my demo ride due to the rain (no big loss!) Got trapped in a rain/electrical storm on Sunday while on single track up north of Steamboat...got lost and...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-15-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,208
Posted By txbear55
There's "...a little rain" and then there's...

There's "...a little rain" and then there's "...hurricane remnant monsoon flash-flooding rains". All I can say is CRAP!
Forum: Orange Crush 09-11-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,208
Posted By txbear55
Good man! If it rains, find me...2011 990...

Good man! If it rains, find me...2011 990 Dakar...aka "Toof'!





Unless you like camping in the mud....
Forum: Orange Crush 09-10-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,208
Posted By txbear55
More aggressive tires are always nice, but I...

More aggressive tires are always nice, but I think the conti's will do OK.

Last year a guy rode a Multistrada (I think) with street tires and went everywhere we did ...rocks and mud, etc. It did...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-02-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,208
Posted By txbear55
DITTO! Well worth it!

DITTO! Well worth it!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 27,021
Posted By txbear55
Ex-Harley rider here...now doing the dual sport...

Ex-Harley rider here...now doing the dual sport thing on BMW GS, then KTM 990. I was the guy on my Harley with AGATT, full face helmet, etc. They (we) are not all pirates. They do well what they...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-01-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By txbear55
I don't have a 1190 (yet), but a 990 Adv. Prior...

I don't have a 1190 (yet), but a 990 Adv. Prior bike was a '04 1150 GSA.
In a way, you are coming off of a tractor and going to a Porsche. Massively more performance oriented, higher tech, and to...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-31-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,875
Posted By txbear55
DO NOT.....repeat DO NOT drink the Orange...

DO NOT.....repeat DO NOT drink the Orange Koolaid! It will make you do bad things! :lol3 Back to the KLR...:snore
Forum: Vendors 07-31-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,427
Posted By txbear55
guglemonster, PM sent.

guglemonster,

PM sent.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-30-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,208
Posted By txbear55
Just 7 weeks away! Get your s**t together and...

Just 7 weeks away! Get your s**t together and come on out! Got my new Mefo on order in case things get a little sloppy...slippery...or whatever! :freaky
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,373
Posted By txbear55
Reminds me of my 3rd gear wheelie attempt on my...

Reminds me of my 3rd gear wheelie attempt on my old KDX 250. Looped out quicker than stink and left me sliding on my back feet first! Who knew a scab on your back could be so big! :lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 06-30-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,238
Posted By txbear55
Mines like butta, esp. compared to prior HD and...

Mines like butta, esp. compared to prior HD and BMW! 2011 990 Dakar
Forum: Orange Crush 06-30-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,029
Posted By txbear55
:clap:clap:clap Glad you're rolling again!

:clap:clap:clap Glad you're rolling again!
Forum: Orange Crush 06-29-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,029
Posted By txbear55
Betting on fuel filter....I would tell the shop...

Betting on fuel filter....I would tell the shop to F*** the codes and replace the fuel filter!
Forum: Orange Crush 06-28-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,003
Posted By txbear55
Laugh I'm gonna throw a stick in the spokes....O-ring...

I'm gonna throw a stick in the spokes....O-ring chain is internally lubed, thus no need to extensively lube. I shoot a little WD 40 every month or two if sideplates get a little rusty looking. ...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-26-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,883
Posted By txbear55
What kinds/duration of trips have you done so...

What kinds/duration of trips have you done so far? If you have not been out for 1-2 weeks before, then I would start there with wife in tow and see how y'all like it. She may succumb to the dreaded...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,004
Posted By txbear55
That's why I said "...not trying to be..." Your...

That's why I said "...not trying to be..." Your symptoms sounded like mine on my 990 and it was the fuel filter. Clogged at 10,000 miles (poorly maintained...LOL!). Just trying to help!
Forum: Orange Crush 06-24-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,004
Posted By txbear55
Not trying to be a smart a$$, but looks like a...

Not trying to be a smart a$$, but looks like a minimally maintained bike. Start easy and basic...fuel filter to start.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-23-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,208
Posted By txbear55
Booked at Alpine...rooms getting scarce!

Booked at Alpine...rooms getting scarce!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By txbear55
Probably Beemerchef and Spirit...see "The Oasis...

Probably Beemerchef and Spirit...see "The Oasis of My Soul"
Forum: Orange Crush 06-09-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By txbear55
Correction

I believe, Sir, that you are mistaken....that would be a picture of the poor soul roosted by the Mighty 990! :lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 05-19-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By txbear55
Mixed experience...I did not train with Rawhyde,...

Mixed experience...I did not train with Rawhyde, but got their meals and guided rides package. Great meals and hospitality! Guided ride to the Grand Canyon (mostly offroad) was fun and challenging!...
Forum: Americas 04-30-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 720
Posted By txbear55
My first time, too. I was told "over by the...

My first time, too. I was told "over by the trees", but looking at an aerial view, that is pretty vague.

I am sure we will be easily directed ...Rawhyde has a pretty big role there.

I'll...
Forum: Americas 04-29-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 720
Posted By txbear55
Not from Cali, but trailering from TX and hanging...

Not from Cali, but trailering from TX and hanging with the Rawhyde group.

Look for 990 Dakar, aka "TOOF"
Forum: Orange Crush 04-23-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,825
Posted By txbear55
Do NOT forget spare fuel filter! One crappy tank...

Do NOT forget spare fuel filter! One crappy tank of gas and you are sunk....
Forum: Orange Crush 04-20-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10,599
Views: 2,213,183
Posted By txbear55
How big of a hassle when not in cell service...

How big of a hassle when not in cell service area? I read where it can take 10-15 minutes to triangulate with satellites.
Forum: Vendors 04-19-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,427
Posted By txbear55
email sent

email sent
Forum: Orange Crush 04-11-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,707
Posted By txbear55
Fuel filter swap if not done in 16,000 miles....I...

Fuel filter swap if not done in 16,000 miles....I got stranded at 10,000.

Keep on ridin'!
Forum: Orange Crush 04-07-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By txbear55
Thanks for the replies. Methinks I will target...

Thanks for the replies. Methinks I will target 7-8000 miles for changes (and carry a spare!) 10,000 seems to be pushing it.
Forum: Americas 04-07-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,093
Posted By txbear55
Inquiring minds want to know...is this heroic...

Inquiring minds want to know...is this heroic effort going to result in a legendary "official" rally in the near future? Or, is it going to be similar to the Back Roads Discovery Maps available for...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-06-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By txbear55
Eh? Over 70 views and no input? At least it's not...

Over 70 views and no input? At least it's not an oil thread!
Forum: Orange Crush 04-06-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By txbear55
Fuel filter maintenance interval

Ok, I just finished replacing the fuel filter on my '11 990 Adv. I am not an ace mechanic, but I got it done. I know others see it as no big deal, but it was a PIA to me, even working in the...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-05-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By txbear55
Heading to my garage to finish fuel filter...

Heading to my garage to finish fuel filter replacement on my 2011 990 Dakar with 10,000 miles. Symptoms exactly like yours...removed assembly and found "teabag" filter to be black inside. Should be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,923
Posted By txbear55
I know where you are coming from.... I'm...

I know where you are coming from.... I'm currently in a funk over my situation, too. I think the problem lies in that no bike does it all, and you become dissatisfied with your ride as your...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-31-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,480
Posted By txbear55
SW Motech....but places them out to the sides a...

SW Motech....but places them out to the sides a little more.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-25-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,038
Posted By txbear55
Awesome! Thanks for the inspiration!

Awesome! Thanks for the inspiration!
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