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Forum: Old's Cool Today, 04:00 AM
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Views: 298,524
Posted By mojave
Puke http://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/mcy/486237345...

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/mcy/4862373459.html


Gag :puke1
Forum: Old's Cool 01-21-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2,029
Views: 298,524
Posted By mojave
Wow, you guys are strict! I thought these ads are...

Wow, you guys are strict! I thought these ads are reasonable compared to the norm in this thread.

I'm almost interested in the R100 (for say 2500) though if I went after it I'd probably have to...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-21-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2,029
Views: 298,524
Posted By mojave
Not a dumbass so much as a smartass ...

Not a dumbass so much as a smartass

http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/cto/4856488375.html
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,236
Posted By mojave
OK, but it will be a while, and maybe never -...

OK, but it will be a while, and maybe never - I've just got back from a ride and it worked so well i'm wondering if I'm doing the right thing. If I'm disappointed in the stock configuration I'm going...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,236
Posted By mojave
I'm pretty sure I have the shock shaft travel...

I'm pretty sure I have the shock shaft travel limiter, it's what was in there before the raising kit was put in.

I'm going back to stock travel rear and front, but with a step down in spring rate...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,236
Posted By mojave
:y0!OK, I have a question too. I have a 08 990A...

:y0!OK, I have a question too. I have a 08 990A that was raised by ZR-1. I need to lower an inch at least. I raised the fork tubes in the triple crown one inch which helped for the moment. If I can...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-02-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,231
Posted By mojave
Ha ha, I just went through the "Oh my god! This...

Ha ha, I just went through the "Oh my god! This new to me 990 is gulping oil!" routine. :baldy

Details of my episode are typical, but as it unfolded I ran in here, found this thread, and felt...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-01-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,114
Posted By mojave
Oddly I never really mucked around there. I did...

Oddly I never really mucked around there. I did do a fair amount of rock climbing down at Castle Crags though. If things go to plan I should be up your way in June.



Truly, I may end up in true...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-30-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,114
Posted By mojave
Mulch? You ride on mulch? I sometimes think...

Mulch? You ride on mulch?

I sometimes think real knobbies on the 990 would be the death sentence - I would end up going to fast.

I've owned several Boxers over the years and mostly really liked...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-29-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,114
Posted By mojave
Yes, it's deceptively fast. Beguilingly fast...

Yes, it's deceptively fast. Beguilingly fast even. So far I'm riding dirt roads I've been riding for 25 years so I haven't been caught out.



Kind of depends on the GS - my old Dakar with...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2,029
Views: 298,524
Posted By mojave
Jinked Sportster - will destroy your hips! ...

Jinked Sportster - will destroy your hips!

No pics, $15,000 for his "creation"


http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/mcy/4821778398.html
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-25-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,114
Posted By mojave
I accidently posted a fragment of a reply that...

I accidently posted a fragment of a reply that was really out of context - I nuked it.

I like Sportsters, and think dirted Sportsters are pretty cool, I'll leave it at that.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-25-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,114
Posted By mojave
OK, I'm convinced. Still, I'm not going to ride...

OK, I'm convinced. Still, I'm not going to ride it from San Felipe to Santa Rosalia on the coast sand roads or something.

Now it's off to lower the seat some. BTW, the stalling is real, if fairly...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-24-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,114
Posted By mojave
Oh, I'll ride it all right. But I'm not going...

Oh, I'll ride it all right. But I'm not going looking for miles of bike sucking sand to do it in!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-24-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,114
Posted By mojave
Wow, I can't reply to all these comments but: ...

Wow,
I can't reply to all these comments but:

No way am I going to go practice deep sand riding on this bike!

my "small dirt bike bike" experience includes two 420 pound Dakars and one top...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-23-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,114
Posted By mojave
To crush - to excel, dominate, impress ...

To crush - to excel, dominate, impress

Sorry, it's the Orange Crush thing.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-23-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,114
Posted By mojave
Sorted, but 2 inches higher than I can be...

Sorted, but 2 inches higher than I can be comfortable on.

Today, of course right after three separate test rides, the thing stalled on me three times in a row after filling up. That was dicey as...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,114
Posted By mojave
I'm now sipping a salutary bourbon. It took 3...

I'm now sipping a salutary bourbon. It took 3 hours at our back water Kali DMV to unravel and reknit the paper on this Arizona bike. The clerk finally pulled it off after it became obvious SOMETHING...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-19-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,114
Posted By mojave
NSS - that's inspiring,

NSS - that's inspiring,
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-19-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,114
Posted By mojave
YES! YES! YES! My question is answered. ...

YES! YES! YES!

My question is answered.

Monday is the day I start to ride more cautiously.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,114
Posted By mojave
Thanks Guys, I can't wait!!! The seller is out of...

Thanks Guys, I can't wait!!! The seller is out of town.

She has a sister but she's for sure taken.

This whole KTM thing is getting to me. I'm thinking I need a 350exc too. Then I can lower the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,114
Posted By mojave
YEAH! Now if just got to connect with the...

YEAH! Now if just got to connect with the seller....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,114
Posted By mojave
It has crossed my mind this could be the case. I...

It has crossed my mind this could be the case. I can see where the power and suspension just possess you ... but I rationalize that I'm not stupid, I'll not go too fast. I still have a really vivid...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-17-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,114
Posted By mojave
Does the 990 crush offroad?

It sure seemed that way to me on a quick test ride. I couldn't even tippy toe both feet at the same time but once in motion I felt like a GOD. A feeling I only have had on a couple well sorted...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16,300
Views: 1,981,098
Posted By mojave
Thanks TobyG, The guy (Curtis) who owns it now...

Thanks TobyG,
The guy (Curtis) who owns it now is a pretty responsible MC owner for keeping up with maintenance stuff - he checked valve clearances not a long while back and they were spot on. But...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16,300
Views: 1,981,098
Posted By mojave
I have a quick question about long term...

I have a quick question about long term weaknesses or problems of the 650 Dakar. I'm thinking of buying back a 2001 Dakar that I've owned twice before. The last owner has ridden the snot out of it...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-03-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,110
Posted By mojave
I think the foot pegs and levers can be shifted...

I think the foot pegs and levers can be shifted over from a Bonne, little more leg rooms and natural position
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,525
Posted By mojave
My next door neighbor for a while - Frank - was...

My next door neighbor for a while - Frank - was one of those old school MC industry types. Once in a while one of his racer friends would stop in on something old and wonderful. I rode some kind of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-28-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,065
Posted By mojave
Well, got the low baller recommendations over...

Well, got the low baller recommendations over with,classy.

I owned a 03 1000DS for a while. Very fun bike. Rode it down and up Baja. However, there are practical considerations.

1. Kind of...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2,029
Views: 298,524
Posted By mojave
http://images.craigslist.org/00T0T_MaDYoQgysm_600x...

http://images.craigslist.org/00T0T_MaDYoQgysm_600x450.jpg

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/mcy/4778895186.html



Only $1800, but "needs full restoration". Looks like the Velociraptor...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,197
Posted By mojave
I owned 3 different SR500's over the years. OK...

I owned 3 different SR500's over the years. OK bike for the $500-$1200 I paid. When they were current I would have never bought one for near full or full price compared to what was otherwise...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13,666
Views: 733,176
Posted By mojave
The WR250R and regret it thread. Where galutes go...

The WR250R and regret it thread. Where galutes go to .... circle jerk? :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,168
Posted By mojave
Road oriented the most fun was a 1983 XL500....

Road oriented the most fun was a 1983 XL500. Better in almost all respects than the DR650SE I had much later - a little lighter offroad, and a little gruntier and fun on road. Still, a big handful...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13,666
Views: 733,176
Posted By mojave
This thread has gone far afield... Anyway,...

This thread has gone far afield...

Anyway, last Sunday after a 50 mile loop in the El Paso's south of where I live I was so happy about the fork re-valving a local suspension guy did on my WR250R...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-18-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5,200
Views: 941,548
Posted By mojave
Well..... look, i like these bikes too, have...

Well..... look, i like these bikes too, have owned three CT's over the years, a 1968 was my first motorcycle. And I've had a long term dream of trying to ride one coast to coast. BUT, in the really...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 47,006
Views: 9,525,100
Posted By mojave
Probby work, it's just plastic.

Probby work, it's just plastic.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-15-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,522
Posted By mojave
The Dakars have 8" travel. 8 crummy useless...

The Dakars have 8" travel. 8 crummy useless inches until you get proper springs and valving. I think 6 quality inches would mean more offroad than 8 or 10 crap inches.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-15-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,522
Posted By mojave
Later years Transalps the dry weight is up to 432...

Later years Transalps the dry weight is up to 432 and power down to 50 - , somehow I think Honda was playing fast and loose with the spec. That doesn't mean the VT didn't weigh more and have less...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-14-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,522
Posted By mojave
It might from both a compression drop and a...

It might from both a compression drop and a considerably lower rev limit. Peak power would be down quite a bit I'd think. I think the compression drop is probably less important than the rev limit -...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-14-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,522
Posted By mojave
I had a DR650 for while, did lots of mods,...

I had a DR650 for while, did lots of mods, finally sold it when I picked up a cheap used WRR. I kind of miss the DR sometimes.

Suzuki is so cheap they have essentially never altered that bike....
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