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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By Mr Head
It helps. Having the valves correctly set also...

It helps.
Having the valves correctly set also helps. And syncing the throttle bodies.

When I got my 2010 990R, I changed the throttle for the G2.
Then when I got to the maintenance I carefully...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-03-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By Mr Head
I work for a living. Such as it is. Therefore...

I work for a living. Such as it is.
Therefore my adventure bike rots to a rolling pile of shit on freeways.
Not everything is paved, or scripted. More, much more than I'd like.
I have to write...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-02-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19,779
Views: 8,387,153
Posted By Mr Head
http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Working-On-...

http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Working-On-Motorcycles/Odometer-Readings-2010-KTM-990/i-prf7bxp/0/L/P1080420-L.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-01-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 17,935
Posted By Mr Head
My stuff I order maybe five, or six days ago just...

My stuff I order maybe five, or six days ago just showed up.

That after tracking numbers and a few emails to me.
So far they work better than the drive through at the local Carl's Jr. :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-30-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,251
Posted By Mr Head
Time for some service, ...

Time for some service,

http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Working-On-Motorcycles/Odometer-Readings-2010-KTM-990/i-prf7bxp/0/L/P1080420-L.jpg

No problems so far other than wearing out tires...
Forum: Racing 06-27-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 23,953
Posted By Mr Head
That is a fantastic shot! :clap

That is a fantastic shot! :clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-27-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 32,726
Views: 3,250,512
Posted By Mr Head
PM me where to send the money. I'll take two in...

PM me where to send the money. I'll take two in case another buddy can break free.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-26-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12,199
Views: 2,740,799
Posted By Mr Head
That's too damned clean and its orange. :lol3 ...

That's too damned clean and its orange. :lol3
Nice!
Very cool.:clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-25-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 32,726
Views: 3,250,512
Posted By Mr Head
I'll play. By Aug/Sept I hope the OT is over....

I'll play.
By Aug/Sept I hope the OT is over. And I'll need to burn some vacation time as I'll max out.



Washington would be fun to ride to again. I'd like to take a week or so to get there...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-24-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12,199
Views: 2,740,799
Posted By Mr Head
Stalled the 990R this morning at a stop light...

Stalled the 990R this morning at a stop light about a half mile from the office. Restarted with a brief FI error, and the clock reset.
I'm thinking I need to check my connections. Hope it...
Forum: Americas 06-22-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 14,901
Posted By Mr Head
Good idea, dump the red bull nasty crap. ...

Good idea, dump the red bull nasty crap.
Hydrate with tons of water to prepare for hydration with good beer.
No fizzy yellow beer!

Ride bicycles, run on dirt trails. Ride the motorcycle....
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 105,248
Posted By Mr Head
I like my tent. It's heavy and a fat bag when...

I like my tent. It's heavy and a fat bag when compressed. I always get a three to four season tent. Keeps this old man warm and dry.
I go light on the toiletries and clothes. Bears like deodorant.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-22-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12,199
Views: 2,740,799
Posted By Mr Head
This morning on the way into work, I turned the...

This morning on the way into work, I turned the loud knob as I left a stop light and heard a good deal of extra loud. :huh

So, tonight when I got home instead of a nice hard bicycle ride to burn...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-20-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 17,774
Posted By Mr Head
This is fun, Commuting back in the day. The...

This is fun,
Commuting back in the day. The sidecar set up was a rig from Side Car Restorations that we put an R75/5 motor into. The gentleman in this photo is another mechanic who lived further...
Forum: Racing 06-17-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2,112
Views: 204,259
Posted By Mr Head
Never, ever discount the old guys. Long...

Never, ever discount the old guys.
Long view,and these old guys ain't so old their memories are spotty.

Assen should be extra special this time.
Forum: Racing 06-15-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2,112
Views: 204,259
Posted By Mr Head
It's a drop down menu under the video display. ...

It's a drop down menu under the video display.
I've taken to selecting "No Spoiler" and this provides a handy list of each of the weekend days activities for easy selection and viewing/streaming....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-14-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12,199
Views: 2,740,799
Posted By Mr Head
I did a 15 minute reset. Why? The idle was...

I did a 15 minute reset.
Why?
The idle was surging and the speedometer seemed weird.
Not sure if that will help the speedo but it certainly helped the idle.
The weird speedo thing started...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 105,248
Posted By Mr Head
Very nice. Now, go make one all crossed up and...

Very nice.
Now, go make one all crossed up and squirrelly. :clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-12-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 32,726
Views: 3,250,512
Posted By Mr Head
I've been burning the candle early and late...

I've been burning the candle early and late working 12 hour days to leave the weekends free in the hope I could have some sort of summer. :cry
Not to be. Mumbling boss comes by to tell me the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-12-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 94,091
Posted By Mr Head
Excellent! :clap Miles of smiles. :thumb

Excellent! :clap
Miles of smiles. :thumb
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-10-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
G2
Views: 625
Posted By Mr Head
On my 2010 that first tiny bit of throttle where...

On my 2010 that first tiny bit of throttle where you want a little bit more or less in those tight places, is not as smooth as it should be.
The 400 helped some. adding now nearing 30,000 miles may...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-09-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
G2
Views: 625
Posted By Mr Head
I never do this. I fire the bike up and leave....

I never do this. I fire the bike up and leave. But, I'm old and in a hurry. :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-09-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 15
G2
Views: 625
Posted By Mr Head
Adjust the valves, and sync the TB's. The G2...

Adjust the valves, and sync the TB's. The G2 throttle, and Akra map and adding about 30,000 miles seems to have helped mine. :clap
http://www.ktmtwins.com/g2-ktm-lc8-690-tamer-throttle-tube
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-08-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 94,091
Posted By Mr Head
Looks like the desert mountains of our southwest....

Looks like the desert mountains of our southwest. Very nice.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-04-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 94,091
Posted By Mr Head
Cool to see the big smile of Kim's. :clap And a...

Cool to see the big smile of Kim's. :clap
And a new bike to go with the new space.
I'm looking forward to following your continuing story.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-03-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,973
Posted By Mr Head
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-03-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,973
Posted By Mr Head
All I have is the bike so the slab gets the call...

All I have is the bike so the slab gets the call when the ride starts somewhere far, far away.
Forum: Racing 06-02-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 15,631
Posted By Mr Head
Paint on a GP track isn't the same as the street....

Paint on a GP track isn't the same as the street. The tracks I've been on I didn't care for the paint there either. Including one NASCAR track.
Tustin seems to use plastic sheeting as paint on...
Forum: Racing 06-02-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 15,631
Posted By Mr Head
Fantastic shots! :clap Every time I touch...

Fantastic shots! :clap

Every time I touch paint on the road certain bits tighten up several notches. :huh :lol3

Might be why 60-year old guys don't ride in MotoGP. :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-01-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,973
Posted By Mr Head
Great trip and report! Man I miss riding up there.

Great trip and report! Man I miss riding up there.
Forum: Racing 05-31-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 15,631
Posted By Mr Head
Good enough racing to have my wife and yelling at...

Good enough racing to have my wife and yelling at the moves, crashes and saves.
Lorenzo is pretty tough anywhere close to the front.
Give him an open track and he disappears. Marquez is more fun...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-30-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By Mr Head
Change both springs. Ride.:thumb

Change both springs.
Ride.:thumb
Forum: Racing 05-29-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 15,631
Posted By Mr Head
1. Rossi 2. Dovi 3. Lorenzo 4. Marquez

1. Rossi
2. Dovi
3. Lorenzo
4. Marquez
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-28-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,904
Posted By Mr Head
Mine is an "R", 2010 and that is the travel. The...

Mine is an "R", 2010 and that is the travel. The centerstand is poorly placed. BMW did a similar move in 1982. Then corrected it by 1985. The 1985 airhead I could roll onto the centerstand while...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-25-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12,199
Views: 2,740,799
Posted By Mr Head
I'm old and cranky, fuck the neighbors: ...

I'm old and cranky, fuck the neighbors:
http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Other/Shooting/i-9DpPK8W/0/L/P1080415-L.jpg
They aren't too bright anyway.
:lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-25-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12,199
Views: 2,740,799
Posted By Mr Head
Put the can back on after the hole was repaired. ...

Put the can back on after the hole was repaired.
http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Working-On-Motorcycles/Working-2015/i-Q4VrCPc/0/L/P1080413-L.jpg

Ready for my commute tomorrow,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 105,248
Posted By Mr Head
That leak is the O ring hanging up. It can get a...

That leak is the O ring hanging up. It can get a bite taken out of it by the latch. I prefer the metal connectors as they don't seem to be as finicky about alignment.
Also the lines may not have...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-20-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,904
Posted By Mr Head
The trick is practice. Think about what might...

The trick is practice.
Think about what might work. It is decidedly not a strength move. I have a lower back defect that limits my lifting ability.
Leverage is the operative word here.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-19-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 17,935
Posted By Mr Head
I'm not home to see what showed up, but I got an...

I'm not home to see what showed up, but I got an email telling me I was refunded the price against a part KTM no longer sell. No information on a replacement part yet.
The part is that pin and two...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-18-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,904
Posted By Mr Head
I guess that's in then man. You'll have to sell...

I guess that's in then man. You'll have to sell that thing and get an electric golf cart and white shoes. :lol3
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