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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-15-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By LaPorte 0715
It is a really bad idea. The route doesn't really...

It is a really bad idea. The route doesn't really start to get too bad until Valpo IN. Then it is best to head north and hop on I80. If you do take 30 into Illinois then you will have the opportunity...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-17-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,442
Posted By LaPorte 0715
Last summer I did 940 miles in a little over 14...

Last summer I did 940 miles in a little over 14 hours. Fort Walton Beach Florida to my home in Mokena Illinois. I think it took 5 gas stops. On two of the gas stops I didn't even get off the bike ( I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-02-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,102
Posted By LaPorte 0715
This it? ...

This it?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=749307
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,672
Posted By LaPorte 0715
Trust me, that might happen. I did the carbon...

Trust me, that might happen. I did the carbon fiber tank guards in flat black and I really like the way they look so we'll see if the white grows on me. I was going after the old Toyota look (tan...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,672
Posted By LaPorte 0715
Ok, just one more. I am not sure if I am going to...

Ok, just one more. I am not sure if I am going to keep this Dakar sticker here or move it to the rear panel.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,672
Posted By LaPorte 0715
One more.

One more.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,672
Posted By LaPorte 0715
First off, a big thanks to Orangecicle for his...

First off, a big thanks to Orangecicle for his great compass design stickers.
I am not a patient guy but the stickers were pretty easy to work with. I have a couple of little bubbles here and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,672
Posted By LaPorte 0715
Well, I decided to do something a little...

Well, I decided to do something a little different. I finally got tired of looking at the bubbling gas tanks and all of the other scrapes she accumulated over the years. I always liked the look of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-07-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,672
Posted By LaPorte 0715
Dropped everything off at my paint guy on Monday....

Dropped everything off at my paint guy on Monday. My FJ (tan) inspired 950 should be done by Xmas.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-27-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,106
Posted By LaPorte 0715
Corn Ethanol as Fuel | Drawing the Line Stupid...

Corn Ethanol as Fuel | Drawing the Line
Stupid Juice
From the March, 2011 issue of Motorcyclist
By James Parker
Photography by Paulo Whitaker

| |

Dead dinosaurs are dead dinosaurs,... ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-07-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,561
Posted By LaPorte 0715
I was having new tires put on at the dealer today...

I was having new tires put on at the dealer today and the tech noticed that I needed new front pads. The left side pad had maybe 10% left and the right side had 50% left. It looks like the uneven...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-21-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,445
Posted By LaPorte 0715
Last month I put this seat on for the first time...

Last month I put this seat on for the first time and I rode from Savanah to Destin no problems. A week later I ran from Destin Fl. to Chicago only stopping for gas (14 hours) and I felt pretty good....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-15-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 22,539
Posted By LaPorte 0715
Both are waiting for warmer weather!

Both are waiting for warmer weather!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-28-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 39,913
Posted By LaPorte 0715
Decals

Orangecicle, order up a bunch of extras and add in a profit for yourself. I'm sure you could sell quite a few right here. Count me in for one set.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-27-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 19,142
Views: 7,870,111
Posted By LaPorte 0715
At the Central ADV Rally in Eagle River Wisconsin

At the Central ADV Rally in Eagle River Wisconsin
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-26-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 137,117
Posted By LaPorte 0715
Just got back to Chicago and I already wish I was...

Just got back to Chicago and I already wish I was still up there. To Bonebag and his crew (aka Brittany) Thank you for a great time. Also, a big thanks to all of my riding partners from the last few...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-22-2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By LaPorte 0715
new fuel pump question

About a month ago I replaced my fuel pump. Everything seems fine except the new fuel pump is not clicking when I turn the ignition switch. Did I screw up something during the install or do you think...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,764
Posted By LaPorte 0715
Morning commute in Chicago

I have been doing the 40 mile commute to Chicago about 2-3 times a week this riding season on the infamous Dan Ryan Expressway (AKA the Dan Ryan Motor Speedway). I have been cut off or merged into no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2008, 11:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,127
Posted By LaPorte 0715
I consider myself a pretty good driver. I have...

I consider myself a pretty good driver. I have been driving all sorts of bikes, tractors, and cars since I was 13. The other day on my way to pick up my son from school I missed the normal street I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-23-2007, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By LaPorte 0715
Bluhduh Ricardo- After I find a new one I will gladly...

Ricardo- After I find a new one I will gladly donate mine to your project. My dealer is trying to pull some strings today, we will see how that goes. Meanwhile, it looks like I'll be driving around...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-22-2007, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By LaPorte 0715
Subframe question...

The other day I highsided my 06 950 on a dirt road filled with a lot of ruts at about 40mph. ( I know I suck.) Anyway the subframe is toast. Here is my dilemma, KTM has "superceded" this part to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2007, 09:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,740
Posted By LaPorte 0715
This is almost certainly a muscle problem. Your...

This is almost certainly a muscle problem. Your muscles are getting fatigued from riding position and the pressure of the wind hitting your helmet. Your neck and back muscles are constantly fighting...
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