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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-15-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11,937
Views: 2,604,931
Posted By tacosupreme
I drilled mine on a new bike that had only been...

I drilled mine on a new bike that had only been ridden a couple hundred miles in dry weather. It was full of water. Use anti-seize on the adjusters.
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-02-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,530
Posted By tacosupreme
I don't think it's that bad, I kind of like the...

I don't think it's that bad, I kind of like the 908 in the corners. It seems like it's going to let loose and kill you, then the knobs in the chicken strip bite in and it's fine. That transition...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-30-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,342
Posted By tacosupreme
Spring rate doesn't effect bottoming much. ...

Spring rate doesn't effect bottoming much. Spring rate changes ride height (aka race sag). Valving changes how fast (or how easily) the forks compress. Try adjusting in some more compression. If...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By tacosupreme
There is one under your seat in the factory tool...

There is one under your seat in the factory tool kit. Use the 12mm wrench on the L allen as leverage.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-15-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 18,619
Posted By tacosupreme
Agreed, tube type doesn't seem to matter much. I...

Agreed, tube type doesn't seem to matter much. I would say that terrain has a lot to do with it, when I lived in Barstow my record was 9 (nine!) flats in one summer, and a couple of rims destroyed...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-06-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8,738
Views: 541,251
Posted By tacosupreme
When I was a kid I visited the operation when it...

When I was a kid I visited the operation when it was still half way running. We got a quart jar full of mercury from old man Tooley to use in processing black sands from gold mining concentrates. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-02-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,215
Posted By tacosupreme
at :14 it looks like you might have squeeked the...

at :14 it looks like you might have squeeked the paint line with the front tire a little? Thanks for posting this. I know I push my bike too hard (we all do, or we'd be riding some girly scooters)...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-21-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,740
Posted By tacosupreme
I always carry. Bears, lions, and now wolves all...

I always carry. Bears, lions, and now wolves all over the Blue's. I try to be bear smart in the woods, and leave them alone if they leave me alone, but sometimes the bastards have been yogi bearin'...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-19-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By tacosupreme
Look, I just want a tire that hooks up like a...

Look, I just want a tire that hooks up like a paddle tire in the sand, mud, and snow but corners like Battlax race slick on the road and lasts at least 10,000 miles. Is that so much to ask? :roflMy...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-19-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By tacosupreme
How long do they last and how wide is your rim?

How long do they last and how wide is your rim?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-19-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,781
Posted By tacosupreme
I will eventually get new rims, but this set...

I will eventually get new rims, but this set doesn't have enough smilies or dents to justify it yet. I tried to order a Mefo Super Explorer in 150, but they are really hard to find in stock right...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-16-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By tacosupreme
Here is where you look for the broken wires-...

Here is where you look for the broken wires- http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=958280

I would agree the TPS might need adjusted. The built in search on this site blows, so I use...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-15-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,781
Posted By tacosupreme
I read every thread I could find on them with my...

I read every thread I could find on them with my google-fu, and that is exactly the kind of feedback I'm looking for! Thank you.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-15-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,781
Posted By tacosupreme
I have searched until my eyes bled about this...

I have searched until my eyes bled about this subject. The consensus seems to be that the "safety sam" riders refuse to consider a 140 on the 4.25" Adv rim, while the dirt dogs mount them up but...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-13-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By tacosupreme
I thought it was opposite, more offset (22mm)...

I thought it was opposite, more offset (22mm) would mean faster turn in at the expense of high speed stability, no? It would stand to reason the adventure would be built for better high speed...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-13-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 970
Posted By tacosupreme
The wires are probably broken even though the...

The wires are probably broken even though the coating is not. After you wrapped them there is enough contact for electricity to pass, but I bet it will rear it's head again sooner rather than later.
Forum: Vendors 02-12-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 33,456
Posted By tacosupreme
Just got my junk back from Konflict last night. ...

Just got my junk back from Konflict last night. Got the bike put together and went for a rip and it is a different animal. It completely transformed the bike, and I didn't even run it through the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-12-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By tacosupreme
I'm also a wookie sized individual and went with...

I'm also a wookie sized individual and went with .66kg/mm fork springs (they fit fine with no lathe required) and 16.2kg rear shock spring from slavens for my adventure. It helped some, but with the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-02-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 24,230
Posted By tacosupreme
Awesome. My grandpa told me "if it looks like...

Awesome. My grandpa told me "if it looks like goose shit, it will hold the same" about welds. That said, I've made some ugly trail welds that have held up better than the original component. It's...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,687
Posted By tacosupreme
I also commute with my 990. At least when there...

I also commute with my 990. At least when there isn't freezing rain. It is a great bike for commuting, but you'll find yourself taking the long way home a lot and your cheeks will hurt from smiling...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-20-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By tacosupreme
I ran mine for a while without remapping. It ran...

I ran mine for a while without remapping. It ran a little rich, but otherwise ok. It won't hurt anything, and when you do get around to mapping it will feel like a new bike! The 4.1's are a few...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-19-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,903
Posted By tacosupreme
I've only had one seat belt ticket in about a...

I've only had one seat belt ticket in about a million miles of driving, and I was also wearing my seatbelt. I figure I am ahead by about 1000 tickets or so, and paid it for good karma. Seems to be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-11-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By tacosupreme
I have a 2012 (the blue one with abs, whatever...

I have a 2012 (the blue one with abs, whatever that is) and would swap if we could figure out logistics. I'm on the free side of the state in Pendleton. My rear shock is seeping oil though... and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-26-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,718
Posted By tacosupreme
When I was in the Army we built entire fake...

When I was in the Army we built entire fake villages out of sea containers. We used spray foam on the exterior with a layer of stucco like material over that. I lived in them for several years off...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-19-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,401
Posted By tacosupreme
My 990 rear shock just started puking oil, but it...

My 990 rear shock just started puking oil, but it has had the weird clunk for several hundred miles. I couldn't figure it out until I saw oil around the base of the coil spring. Time for a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-10-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,884
Posted By tacosupreme
Rally bikes don't have to adhere to EPA...

Rally bikes don't have to adhere to EPA regulations. You don't need a big expensive dyno session with some tuner, there are a lot of dudes on this board that can tune a bike by ear and the color of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-03-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,930
Posted By tacosupreme
For what it's worth, my napa 1/4" hose is holding...

For what it's worth, my napa 1/4" hose is holding up fine...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-01-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,116
Posted By tacosupreme
Maybe. Do the mods ride 1190's? :rofl

Maybe. Do the mods ride 1190's? :rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-29-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By tacosupreme
I think it is possible, but you will have to...

I think it is possible, but you will have to update the map with tune ecu as the cams are different. Just copy the cells of the stock map to the old ecu. If you don't update the map, it will...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-21-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,163
Posted By tacosupreme
Me too. I guess I should put my phone number in...

Me too. I guess I should put my phone number in my profile or something. Seems like a lot of guys break down or crash on this end of the state and there isn't much for rescue assistance around, and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-17-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,293
Posted By tacosupreme
You could poop there before, it's just more...

You could poop there before, it's just more socially acceptable now.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-15-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 239,057
Posted By tacosupreme
Wut. Lazy people that like to be broke down and...

Wut. Lazy people that like to be broke down and don't want to ride? Chains are a wear item, just like the U-joints on your shaft. The difference is, you can almost always limp a worn out chain...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-15-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,678
Posted By tacosupreme
You know, the hillbilly side of the state lol. ...

You know, the hillbilly side of the state lol. Just to help complicate matters...the 1290 super adventure-
160+Hp...

Personally, I think my 990 is too heavy, but it's nice 2up and on the freeway...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-14-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,678
Posted By tacosupreme
Where are you at? I know someone with an 1190 on...

Where are you at? I know someone with an 1190 on the free side of Oregon. Rumor has it 2015 will produce a 1290 super adventure... Also today there was a factory test ride in tri-cities, I saw the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-11-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By tacosupreme
You could turn at Camp Sherman and follow the...

You could turn at Camp Sherman and follow the Metolius river down to Lake Billy Chinook, through Madras to Warm Springs on gravel roads, then follow the Deschutes river down to Maupin, then cut over...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-06-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8,738
Views: 541,251
Posted By tacosupreme
Close enough. You're up. The pic was taken on...

Close enough. You're up. The pic was taken on the South side of Strawberry Mountain at "roads end". https://www.google.com/maps/@44.2767214,-118.6992299,81m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-06-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8,738
Views: 541,251
Posted By tacosupreme
Nope, considerably more north and east of the...

Nope, considerably more north and east of the Warner Mountains. I am sure you have rode right by this spot many times and never realized there is a road up there. This is a picture of the same...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-06-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8,738
Views: 541,251
Posted By tacosupreme
Yes. The straight gravel road shown in the...

Yes. The straight gravel road shown in the second picture is an emergency airstrip near a really cool town.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-06-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8,738
Views: 541,251
Posted By tacosupreme
It's in the mountain range on the horizon,...

It's in the mountain range on the horizon, although not pictured. It is 17 miles from where this picture was taken.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e144/woodlogan/null_zpsb015a8c2.jpg...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-05-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8,738
Views: 541,251
Posted By tacosupreme
What is the name of the Mountain I am parked on? ...

What is the name of the Mountain I am parked on?

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e144/woodlogan/null_zps23937603.jpg (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/woodlogan/media/null_zps23937603.jpg.html)
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