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Forum: Orange Crush 05-05-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,584
Posted By Gila Monster
Since I last posted on this thread I bought a...

Since I last posted on this thread I bought a 2005.5 950 ADV S (the tallest model). I really loved that bike but ended up selling it after a year and a half but soon after "inherited" a 2008 990 ADV...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-14-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,304
Posted By Gila Monster
Supposed to clear off in the afternoon. Will...

Supposed to clear off in the afternoon. Will still be cold but could be epic dirt. Not that I can make it, I just wish I could.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-09-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,546
Posted By Gila Monster
Glad I wasn't there. You won't believe...

Glad I wasn't there.

You won't believe this but sometime around 1995 I drove my stock 86 Nissan 4x4 4 cyl pickup all the way from Klondyke to the Rug Rd. I had no idea where we were but when we...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-06-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,899
Posted By Gila Monster
Shut up about Prescott! Enough people here...

Shut up about Prescott! Enough people here already.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-08-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,383
Posted By Gila Monster
I recently installed a set of $20 under grip...

I recently installed a set of $20 under grip heaters I got from Rocky Mountain ATV on my 990 ADV. They have a simple hi/lo toggle switch. I wrapped electrical tape under each to insulate them from...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-01-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 12,843
Posted By Gila Monster
Allen, If you want a good mtb ride you...

Allen,

If you want a good mtb ride you should come out for the AZ Endurance Series ride/race on the BCT Sat. Starting at Rock Springs, riding up the road to the top of Antelope Cr. by Old Cordes...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-01-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 12,843
Posted By Gila Monster
Funny Yardstick. Did you know the 990 I have now...

Funny Yardstick. Did you know the 990 I have now is the same one Hilsamer is riding in the photo? The 990 adv is fine until you have to pick it up but you guys would help me right?

Yes pedaling...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-30-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 12,843
Posted By Gila Monster
You guys are killing me! :rofl What a bunch of...

You guys are killing me! :rofl What a bunch of goofballs! I need to figure out how to make this happen. I think I'll ride the 990 adv just to add to the entertainment value. Or maybe not.

I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-30-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,976
Posted By Gila Monster
I read your trip report. Picking up a fully...

I read your trip report. Picking up a fully loaded ADV is not something I look forward too. Looks like you guys got pretty good at it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-30-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,976
Posted By Gila Monster
Ha! You can almost make out a full body...

Ha! You can almost make out a full body impression in the sand. Nice one.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-30-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,976
Posted By Gila Monster
I guess I'll have to do it on both bikes now. ...

I guess I'll have to do it on both bikes now. Thanks for the tips.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-28-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,976
Posted By Gila Monster
No specific date planned yet but I definitely...

No specific date planned yet but I definitely won't go if the lake isn't dry. Rocks don't scare me on the 990 but sand can be a challenge.

I originally planned to do it on my 450 but then I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-28-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,976
Posted By Gila Monster
Mojave trail/road on a 990?

Never been there. How would it be on a 990 fully loaded? How bad are the sandy stretches?
Forum: Orange Crush 10-28-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11,044
Views: 2,341,171
Posted By Gila Monster
Installed new grips, grip heaters and a plug for...

Installed new grips, grip heaters and a plug for a heated vest. Should keep me riding at least until winter officially starts.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-17-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By Gila Monster
Thanks, I'll give it a try. Hopefully I'll have...

Thanks, I'll give it a try. Hopefully I'll have some good before and after photos.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-14-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By Gila Monster
How to fix UV damaged insturments.

I just inherited Hilsamer's 990 which has spent it's life in Phoenix. The covers of the speedo and tach look all scratched up and are almost unreadable. Apparently it is caused by UV damage. Is...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-13-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11,044
Views: 2,341,171
Posted By Gila Monster
I'll take good care of it. I'm humbled and...

I'll take good care of it. I'm humbled and honored that you let me be the foster parent.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-12-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9,682
Views: 871,213
Posted By Gila Monster
Closure Map

Find the Gladiator Fire Closure Map here:

http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/prescott/alerts-notices/?aid=12459

Link to Landslide closure here
...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-24-2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By Gila Monster
Sorry about the confusion I ment the crossover...

Sorry about the confusion I ment the crossover VENT lines near the airbox. The fuel lines are all routed stock except the t into the left fuel line. It is before the fuel pump.

I just went out...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-24-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By Gila Monster
The vents on the top front of the tanks are...

The vents on the top front of the tanks are routed in a big loop high up into that fairing then down with no one way valves. The vents from the side of the tank are just routed down. What do those...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-24-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By Gila Monster
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By Gila Monster
It has happened a couple of times recently and...

It has happened a couple of times recently and after opening the caps and letting it equalize I rode about 10 min and checked again and it had started to do it again. Did that a couple of times and...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By Gila Monster
Thanks for the advice. Petcocks open ...

Thanks for the advice.

Petcocks open
Already did the flapendectomy
No crossover hose
No check valves
No canister

I'll try the vent line with the tee
Heat shielding where?
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By Gila Monster
Question Need hlep w/950adv fuel system probs.

I have a 2005 950 adv that suddenly started exhibiting the exact symptoms of needing a canisterectomy/flapendectomy. Right side tank becoming over full apparently sucking fuel from left tank. I say...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-15-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 986
Posted By Gila Monster
Could have been at work.

Crappy cell phone pic. that Hilsamer told me I should share. He claimed I was having at least an order of magnitude more fun fixing this flat than he was having sitting in his cubicle. Could be....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-29-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By Gila Monster
Humm? My flag connections say the trails are...

Humm? My flag connections say the trails are closed but maybe that's just on the peaks?

http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/news/2011/2011-06-27-more-new-restrictions.shtml
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-28-2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By Gila Monster
Coconino trails are closed to motos due to fire...

Coconino trails are closed to motos due to fire danger. Roads are apparently ok but I'd check first.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-12-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By Gila Monster
Sorry you got sick, hope you are feeling better.

I'm glad I didn't miss it. Keep me in the loop and I'll try to make it.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-09-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,245
Posted By Gila Monster
Anything come of this?

I'm looking at options for putting my mtb on my 950 ADV. Anybody have a slick rack system?
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,233
Posted By Gila Monster
Quiet please.

I'm shopping for a DS helmet too. I want a visor for the sun and the goggle option but I sometimes have to ride a long way on the slab to get where I'm going so the MX helmet w/ goggles is not that...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,305
Posted By Gila Monster
S. 202 and the 289 are my favorite trails in the...

S. 202 and the 289 are my favorite trails in the Bradshaws.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By Gila Monster
Don't count on it

I read a more recent ride report where the indians totally screwed over a group planning to ride down. I have had first hand experience dealing with the hualapai's and it was no different. You...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-18-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,095
Posted By Gila Monster
Nice report. So where is the locked gate...

Nice report.

So where is the locked gate with the nervous woman with the shotgun? I was under the impression it was between Turkey Cr. and Klondyke.

Going to buy a better headlight now?
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-16-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,743
Posted By Gila Monster
Nice! Is the New River Road from Seven...

Nice!

Is the New River Road from Seven Springs Rd. to I-17 passable on a KTM 950? I haven't been down it in years but last time I did it was pretty rutted and washed out.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-12-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 20,488
Posted By Gila Monster
Just paid for my orange extra large. Will there...

Just paid for my orange extra large. Will there be more available at the event?
Forum: Orange Crush 02-08-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 51,161
Posted By Gila Monster
Talking Just installed one on my 950 adv s and it is nice...

Just installed one on my 950 adv s and it is nice and strong. Super easy install and so nice of them to include the sticky foam to make it that way.:thumb
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-26-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 20,488
Posted By Gila Monster
OK looks like I won't be held up at work Friday...

OK looks like I won't be held up at work Friday so I'll probably make it down Friday morning. I've already registered as in for Friday-Sunday up on the DSDD site but have not made reservations at...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-26-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By Gila Monster
Swansea is cool. Nice graded roads up there. ...

Swansea is cool. Nice graded roads up there. The Nellie E. Saloon is out there near Parker too. Google it. They just had the Parker 250 race up there a couple weeks ago. There are a couple places...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-23-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By Gila Monster
The bones will be fixed before the latch. You...

The bones will be fixed before the latch. You got one more screw in yours than I got in mine (the collar bone that is) and it felt fine in a few weeks. Doc said to still not use the arm for a few...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-22-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,985
Posted By Gila Monster
Damn I'm such a flake! I wimped out 'cause I...

Damn I'm such a flake! I wimped out 'cause I couldn't sleep last night. I don't know why but I was not about to drive down and do a ride like this on 2 hrs. of sleep. Finally fell asleep right...
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