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Forum: Beasts 09-04-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4,423
Views: 774,434
Posted By Mikey Boy
Nice! I went to High School at El Dorado back in...

Nice! I went to High School at El Dorado back in the day. Now I live in Sac.
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4,423
Views: 774,434
Posted By Mikey Boy
Hmm I didn't think about saying it's a track...

Hmm I didn't think about saying it's a track bike. Their website is pretty clear. I know they are based out of Reno in the US so maybe I could do a pilgrimage and buy one there. I'm only 2 hrs from...
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4,423
Views: 774,434
Posted By Mikey Boy
Anyone from Cali get a hold of a Danmoto slip on?...

Anyone from Cali get a hold of a Danmoto slip on? I know they won't ship to CA so wondering if there are other ways besides lucking out and finding one privately. Are there any other cheap...
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4,423
Views: 774,434
Posted By Mikey Boy
Lots of friendly and helpful inmates on this...

Lots of friendly and helpful inmates on this thread. Just sayin. :ricky :beer
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4,423
Views: 774,434
Posted By Mikey Boy
Sweet. Thanks for confirming!

Sweet. Thanks for confirming!
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4,423
Views: 774,434
Posted By Mikey Boy
The dealer I talked to said the valves no longer...

The dealer I talked to said the valves no longer need to be checked at 600 miles. Honda took it off the service bulletin for the 2nd half of 2014. Can anyone confirm?
Forum: Orange Crush 08-27-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10,585
Views: 2,207,951
Posted By Mikey Boy
I cleaned/lubed my chain and re-jetted the carbs....

I cleaned/lubed my chain and re-jetted the carbs. Went back from 160/165 on the mains to 155/160. I also replaced a starter jet that was kinda messed up. Checked both floats and they were in spec. I...
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4,423
Views: 774,434
Posted By Mikey Boy
Took a 2014 ABS version out for a test ride...

Took a 2014 ABS version out for a test ride today. Wasn't able to open it up too much. Got up to about 55 since we had to keep it on surface streets and only perform right turns courtesy of Honda....
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 905
Views: 141,022
Posted By Mikey Boy
Anyone try some dirt and gravel roads yet? I'm...

Anyone try some dirt and gravel roads yet? I'm not talking extreme dirt or anything. Just wondering how it works with the ground clearance and suspension. About as well as a FZ1 I suppose?
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,498
Posted By Mikey Boy
I have a 04 950 Adv. In addition to the areas...

I have a 04 950 Adv. In addition to the areas already mentioned, check the fuel pump points or see if the facet pump mod has been done. 950's are beastly bikes and they make you feel like a king...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4,423
Views: 774,434
Posted By Mikey Boy
A 19/17 combo from RR would only make me want...

A 19/17 combo from RR would only make me want this bike more! Also for the record, having been an owner of a 950 Adv and customer of KTM Twins I highly recommend them. Great website and great...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4,423
Views: 774,434
Posted By Mikey Boy
Well I sat on one at lunch and....it actually...

Well I sat on one at lunch and....it actually felt pretty good! I wasn't nearly as cramped as I thought and it feels/appears light and lithe. I like it. I was lucky enough to schedule a quick test...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4,423
Views: 774,434
Posted By Mikey Boy
and 50+ MPG :D Thanks for the kind words and...

and 50+ MPG :D

Thanks for the kind words and advice. I figured suspension and protection would be the first upgrades. I haven't sat on it yet so we'll see. I'm 6'1" and 190 so I would be surprised...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4,423
Views: 774,434
Posted By Mikey Boy
I'm a pretty adept off-road rider and currently...

I'm a pretty adept off-road rider and currently ride a plated xr650r and a 2004 KTM 950 adv. I am starting to work on my private through commercial pilot's ratings and getting a secondary degree so I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,960
Views: 511,206
Posted By Mikey Boy
Question: Wait for new FZ-09 based Sport...

Question:

Wait for new FZ-09 based Sport Tourer? Or buy a FZ-09 now, save money but spend money to mod it. I'm 6'1" 190 lbs. Would like to wait for bigger tank but I could always carry a rotopax....
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 20,977
Posted By Mikey Boy
http://www.oliepeil.nl/images/stories/2014/07_juli...

http://www.oliepeil.nl/images/stories/2014/07_juli/2015-Yamaha-MT-09X.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 20,977
Posted By Mikey Boy
http://motoupdate1.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/mt0...

http://motoupdate1.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/mt09x.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 20,977
Posted By Mikey Boy
Whats French for Oooh lala? ;) ...

Whats French for Oooh lala? ;)

http://www.motoservices.com/actualite-moto/scoop-Nouveaute-2015-Yamaha-MT-09X-la-remplacante-de-la-TDM.htm
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 20,977
Posted By Mikey Boy
McMann what fairing do you have? That is a slick...

McMann what fairing do you have? That is a slick looking setup.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-22-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By Mikey Boy
Warp 9 Pegs

Anybody try the Warp 9 pegs yet? Just curious how they feel sitting and standing. For only $99 they're a steal so there's gotta be a catch.
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21,345
Views: 3,767,588
Posted By Mikey Boy
Ok I have been eyeing a leftover 2012 800XC ABS...

Ok I have been eyeing a leftover 2012 800XC ABS as a possible next bike. It's priced right and I like the color.(orange) I'm coming from a KTM 950 but I've had triples in the past. Are there any...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-16-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7,824
Views: 7,160,728
Posted By Mikey Boy
One of our engagement pics. I proposed to her...

One of our engagement pics. I proposed to her during a three day ride on this bike.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-15-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By Mikey Boy
Lol what's a Vulcan tour? Forgive my ignorance.

Lol what's a Vulcan tour? Forgive my ignorance.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,129
Posted By Mikey Boy
What if I terminate the float bowl vents in the...

What if I terminate the float bowl vents in the airbox? I've read that this can help cure surging problems. FactoryPro did a writeup on it I think. Not sure if it's a good idea though. My bike has...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,129
Posted By Mikey Boy
I'm gonna pull everything apart again tonight and...

I'm gonna pull everything apart again tonight and go through it. I'm running out of patience here. Its still ride-able of course but god damn is it annoying and its almost crippling at high...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-15-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By Mikey Boy
Crater Lake. One of the most beautiful places in...

Crater Lake. One of the most beautiful places in the world.

https://i.imgur.com/JMvajyk.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/tU1b87R.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/JZjz2SU.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/mxV4uPY.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-15-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By Mikey Boy
Cool2 Seattle and Back: The Fun Way 7/2 - 7/6/14

Since we couldn't make Alaska with the rest of our buddies due to work/time constraints, my firend Rich and I decided a while ago to escort Dru, Keith and Hoologan as far as Seattle and then have a...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,129
Posted By Mikey Boy
Well it's doing the same thing still. I checked...

Well it's doing the same thing still. I checked the carb vent lines, the carb diaphragms and the fuel filters. I'm at a loss. I'll check all the venting again but WTF is going on. Needles are in 3rd...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,333
Posted By Mikey Boy
Hey SHunka - Sorry to revive this thread but what...

Hey SHunka - Sorry to revive this thread but what ended up being your problem? My KTM 950 is doing this around 4500-5500 rpms. My problems sounds similar to yours.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-13-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,129
Posted By Mikey Boy
I was able to tighten the manifold carb boots a...

I was able to tighten the manifold carb boots a bit when re-seating them and the forward carb vent was kinda kinked and routed weirdly. I hope it was the vent that was causing this issue. The carb...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-12-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,129
Posted By Mikey Boy
FYI it's definitely way worse at elevation. Above...

FYI it's definitely way worse at elevation. Above 3000 ft in particular. I live at sea level and its fine until I get into the mountains.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-12-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,129
Posted By Mikey Boy
Carb diaphragms are good and all emission...

Carb diaphragms are good and all emission equipment besides vent canister is removed. Needles were both in the 3rd (middle) position. Will go for a ride later and report back.
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 513,306
Posted By Mikey Boy
LOL nice. I have a damper on my 950 and it is...

LOL nice. I have a damper on my 950 and it is indeed a lifesaver. :clap
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 513,306
Posted By Mikey Boy
I honestly don't rail my 950 off road too often....

I honestly don't rail my 950 off road too often. It's more my adv touring/commuting bike and I take it on dirt/gravel roads that range in gnarliness. I haven't tried any singletrack on it. That's...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 513,306
Posted By Mikey Boy
I went and checked out the new Strom yesterday...

I went and checked out the new Strom yesterday and I was really impressed. It was very comfy and felt pretty narrow and lightweight for a big adv bike. I think it might be my next bike if I can live...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 513,306
Posted By Mikey Boy
New Strom owners: Any thoughts on the lower cowl...

New Strom owners: Any thoughts on the lower cowl versus the skid plate? Does the cowl offer some decent protection? It certainly looks better than a traditional metal bash plate.
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21,324
Views: 6,170,604
Posted By Mikey Boy
Thanks for all the input guys but I've decided to...

Thanks for all the input guys but I've decided to wait on the Scrambler. I'll ride the KTM 950 for a couple months more then decide if I want to put it up on the auction block or not. I still think I...
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 21,324
Views: 6,170,604
Posted By Mikey Boy
Thanks for all the awesome responses guys. I'll...

Thanks for all the awesome responses guys. I'll report back on my decision! :freaky
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21,324
Views: 6,170,604
Posted By Mikey Boy
Yeah I know how completely different they are....

Yeah I know how completely different they are. Its so hard for me to compare any bike to the big KTM cause its so damn tall and roomy. It rides way different from any other bike Ive ridden too. Going...
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21,324
Views: 6,170,604
Posted By Mikey Boy
Yeah I'd love both but my other machine is a...

Yeah I'd love both but my other machine is a plated 2000 XR650R and I'm never getting rid of that beast. Way too much fun. :D I'm also looking at the matte blue ones. I loved the matte green in 2012...
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