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Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,559
Posted By DARKRYDER
Nicely done guys, amazing photography. Makes me...

Nicely done guys, amazing photography. Makes me want to redo this ride in the opposite direction two-up with the GF. Everyone needs to put this ride on their bucket list!
Forum: Orange Crush 11-16-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By DARKRYDER
The solution for me was to replace the primary...

The solution for me was to replace the primary TPS sensor and clean all electrical connectors near the front of the engine near the battery. The large brown connector behind the skid plate was packed...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,759
Posted By DARKRYDER
I just took mine out of the box and noticed the...

I just took mine out of the box and noticed the same thing...the knee pads are too low. There's no provision to adjust them up as far as I need them either...ugh. Guess I'll be doing some sowing of...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,240
Posted By DARKRYDER
Great report, love that schoolbus shot! Getting...

Great report, love that schoolbus shot! Getting pumped for AZBDR, Utah and Nevada in less than 2 weeks :evil
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 241,294
Posted By DARKRYDER
Wow Kelly, that looks extremely painful :huh...

Wow Kelly, that looks extremely painful :huh Sorry to see this and hope you heal well. At least you have a good story to tell later in life ;-)
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 185,817
Posted By DARKRYDER
Received the new Scotts triple bolts and bushings...

Received the new Scotts triple bolts and bushings from BRP today. Hopefully, they never snap out in the badlandse...we will see.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 185,817
Posted By DARKRYDER
Thanks for posting this info Matt. I'm doing a 2...

Thanks for posting this info Matt. I'm doing a 2 week trip in September and want to address this issue before that ride. I spoke with Mike at BRP today and they shortened the bushings and bolts...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 118,285
Posted By DARKRYDER
When I installed my CJ Designs clutch cover, I...

When I installed my CJ Designs clutch cover, I also found one of those small clutch bolts finger tight. I removed them all, cleaned the threads and then loctited and torqued them down very tight....
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 118,285
Posted By DARKRYDER
A steering damper doesn't hurt either...great...

A steering damper doesn't hurt either...great rendition of War Pigs. Sabbath!!
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 30,147
Posted By DARKRYDER
Hi duckboy810! :wave Nice running into you guys...

Hi duckboy810! :wave Nice running into you guys out there in the badlands. Thanks for sharing the two-up pics, that was a nice surprise. Our next trip is going to be AZBDR, it's my home state (2nd...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-20-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 36,117
Posted By DARKRYDER
That Baja 990 is sick Lica, very nicely done...

That Baja 990 is sick Lica, very nicely done :eek1 I'm sure it performed as well as it looks down in Baja! Looking forward to your Oso ride report.
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 118,285
Posted By DARKRYDER
All in...balls deep :thumb

All in...balls deep :thumb
Forum: Orange Crush 02-18-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By DARKRYDER
WTB: 990 Idle Speed Control Stepper Motor

Hi All,

My 990 has developed a random high-idle issue and I've done everything I can to resolve it including adjusting throttle cables with ISC retracted using TuneECU, adjusting primary TPS,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 19,801
Posted By DARKRYDER
Yes, we made some questionable judgment calls on...

Yes, we made some questionable judgment calls on that trip, but it all worked out in the end and we crammed as much as possible into what limited time we had. Prev is definitely a trooper! LaSal Pass...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 30,147
Posted By DARKRYDER
Thanks Bob, we enjoyed your COBDR/UTBDR RR as...

Thanks Bob, we enjoyed your COBDR/UTBDR RR as well! Prev and I were glad to run into your group out on Lockhart Basin road, that was a great day of riding. We tackled LaSal pass the hard way that...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 19,801
Posted By DARKRYDER
Outstanding RR Bob, was nice meeting you and the...

Outstanding RR Bob, was nice meeting you and the guys out on Lockhart Basin road last summer. Next time, we'll definitely enter that trail from the South end. Also enjoying your Canada RR, Prev and I...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 30,147
Posted By DARKRYDER
That Utah mud was very humbling, I have a...

That Utah mud was very humbling, I have a newfound respect for that stuff. I definitely learned the hard way that day, the only way to get the 990 beast out was to dig it out, lift/tip it on its side...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 241,294
Posted By DARKRYDER
Absolutely epic RR Wans. Thanks for documenting...

Absolutely epic RR Wans. Thanks for documenting your latest Oso Loco trip...not sure how you could top this one in 2014, but I'm sure you'll find a way :thumb
Forum: Orange Crush 11-20-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,313
Posted By DARKRYDER
I got the new sticker put on at Motor Cafe today,...

I got the new sticker put on at Motor Cafe today, they just loosened the right side tank and applied the updated emissions sticker over the original one. The process took about an hour and was...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-19-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,313
Posted By DARKRYDER
Scheduled appointment with KTM dealer tomorrow,...

Scheduled appointment with KTM dealer tomorrow, he said they have the sticker and it takes 45 minutes max to pull the right tank and replace the sticker. Not too bad...the gear position sensor seal...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-18-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,313
Posted By DARKRYDER
Yeah, I'm definitely calling first. No way I'm...

Yeah, I'm definitely calling first. No way I'm pulling bars and tanks for this ridiculous CARB dog and pony show. Will try Motor Café first and if they don't make it painless, will give Scuderia a...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-18-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,313
Posted By DARKRYDER
Ugh. I just noticed on my DMV renewal notice that...

Ugh. I just noticed on my DMV renewal notice that I must provide Proof of Correction for KTM manufacturer recall #TB1204 along with fees in order to receive new tags. Guess I'll call Motor Café...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 30,147
Posted By DARKRYDER
The bike in the lobby was actually the standard...

The bike in the lobby was actually the standard 1190 Adventure, not the R. Both bikes are quite a bit lower than my 2010 990 R, but a set of knobbies would raise it up a bit. Felt too much like a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 30,147
Posted By DARKRYDER
Amen Questor! I could not believe the punishment...

Amen Questor! I could not believe the punishment this bike withstood for 2 weeks, day after day. Hard hits to the front and rear, bottoming the forks and shock, tires hitting the under plastic, water...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 30,147
Posted By DARKRYDER
I'll give this stuff a try guys, thanks for the...

I'll give this stuff a try guys, thanks for the suggestion. As with most repairs, I'm guessing preparation and cleanliness are key here? The Gorilla tape saved the day after the sole began separating.
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 17,497
Posted By DARKRYDER
Great report and was a pleasure meeting you guys...

Great report and was a pleasure meeting you guys at the KTM Rally :1drink

See ya next year, perhaps...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 30,147
Posted By DARKRYDER
Anyone know if the soles can be effectively glued...

Anyone know if the soles can be effectively glued back onto Sidi Adventure boots? I hate to drop another $500 on new boots. What's the strongest glue available?
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 30,147
Posted By DARKRYDER
Complete Rottweiler intake system with dog house...

Complete Rottweiler intake system with dog house and SAS block-off plates. Should free up some torque and hp, not that this bike needs it.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 30,147
Posted By DARKRYDER
Telluride was killer and this ride report is...

Telluride was killer and this ride report is about to get way more interesting :evil Man...I just snapped a pic of the dirty girl and she hasn't been touched since we got home from this trip....
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 96,030
Posted By DARKRYDER
Holy !@#$^...that's like my worst nightmare :eek1...

Holy !@#$^...that's like my worst nightmare :eek1 Takes stones and skills to do a trailside repair like that. Hope he was able to resurrect the 990.
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 30,147
Posted By DARKRYDER
I just checked my GPS odometer which was reset...

I just checked my GPS odometer which was reset when we left and it shows we rode 1937 miles total. I'm already itching for another ride. Death Valley on the 530 sounds like just the ticket :nod I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 96,030
Posted By DARKRYDER
Fantastic report and great photography! We just...

Fantastic report and great photography! We just completed the COBDR and UTBDR and rode a lot of the same stuff. No two ride reports are the same, though. Great stuff :clap
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,364
Posted By DARKRYDER
Thanks for sharing your trip down memory lane....

Thanks for sharing your trip down memory lane. Amazing, you guys were doing adventure rides way back in '72 - the year I was born. Mucho respect :clap My first bike was an '83 Honda CB 900 Custom I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 241,294
Posted By DARKRYDER
We rode it last week and got bored about halfway...

We rode it last week and got bored about halfway and turned back. Scenic, but a non-technical bone-rattler of a trail. Ran into some other ADV riders on Lockhart the next day and they said the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-03-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,230
Posted By DARKRYDER
We enjoyed having you along for the ride Tiny....

We enjoyed having you along for the ride Tiny. You did great! Looking forward to many more 2-up adventure rides on the big Katoom :clap Only 2 more days until we depart for the COBDR :evil
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-29-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 42,482
Posted By DARKRYDER
TRACKSPOT worked for me, saved $50. Thanks...

TRACKSPOT worked for me, saved $50. Thanks inmates!
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 241,294
Posted By DARKRYDER
I think you nailed it. Those are very nice...

I think you nailed it. Those are very nice lights. 4300 lumens for the BD Squadrons vs. 2600 for the Rigid D2s and they weigh less. I may sell my Rigids and upgrade to these after seeing a side by...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 241,294
Posted By DARKRYDER
Subscribed! Another killer ride report and all...

Subscribed! Another killer ride report and all 950s/990s...it doesn't get any better than this :thumb Would love to have joined, but 5 of us (four 990s) are doing the COBDR and UTBDR back-to-back,...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-23-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 46,032
Posted By DARKRYDER
I recently added these small flares to my...

I recently added these small flares to my long-ride toolkit as well. Purchased at Wal-Mart in the hunting/camping section. Burns 2000F for 5 minutes and could be used for signal, fire or as weapon to...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-23-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 41,427
Posted By DARKRYDER
I would choose these first as my ride theme songs...

I would choose these first as my ride theme songs :1drink

Metallica - Wherever I may Roam
Bob Seger - Against the Wind
Golden Earring - Radar Love
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