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Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,650
Views: 325,457
Posted By ShoelessJoe
So I have finally decided to get a new battery...

So I have finally decided to get a new battery and I have a choice I need help with. I have enough funds to purchase either an EarthX ETX24 with BMS or an older model ETX36 without BMS.

Bike is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11,437
Views: 2,442,177
Posted By ShoelessJoe
08 990. That was my first reaction also, but the...

08 990. That was my first reaction also, but the lady swore it was just calibrated. Still not sure, but when I look at the box of parts up in the attic there is a lot of crap in there. I'm running...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-18-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11,437
Views: 2,442,177
Posted By ShoelessJoe
480lbs

Rode it onto the truck scale at the recycle yard to weigh it out of curiosity. Kind of surprised by the result....480lbs with 2/3rds of a tank. I've stripped the bike down pretty well to save a...
Forum: Vendors 01-02-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 255,659
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Brian, I'd like new drakes, but I don't...

Brian,

I'd like new drakes, but I don't believe they would fit over my boots. I might have to go with something like a tempest d-dry, evo or maybe even the Sand II pant. Thanks for the help.
Forum: Vendors 12-31-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 255,659
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Skinny guy pants

Brian,

I am looking for a pair of vented textile pants that will fit my chicken legs. I've tried several of the Klim and first gear pants, but all are too baggy on me. I'm currently using a pair...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-30-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,348
Posted By ShoelessJoe
As mentioned earlier, my biggest problem with the...

As mentioned earlier, my biggest problem with the garmin was importing tracks/routes. Sometimes it would work great, next time it would not show up or show up in some altered state. So I messed...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-29-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,348
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Did some hiking while on vacation in Hawaii....

Did some hiking while on vacation in Hawaii. Dense overhead with pretty steep canyons and the signal did not suffer at all. The sunlight visibilty on this phone is surprisingly good, much better than...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-19-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,348
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Got the pro version last night, but have not had...

Got the pro version last night, but have not had much of a chance to mess with it. Going on vacation over christmas, but I'll drag it alone on a few hikes to play with it. I'll try the "maptweak"...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-18-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,348
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Finally got around to transferring some gpx...

Finally got around to transferring some gpx tracks that would not display correctly or at all on my 78s. It took a little time to figure out the transfer in osmand, but the locus one was stupid...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-16-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,348
Posted By ShoelessJoe
I've seen some of your posts. Going to try and...

I've seen some of your posts. Going to try and get a little better working knowledge of osmand before trying locus.

The power port is facing down, but here in Texas I'm more worried about too...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-15-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,348
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Goodbye Garmin, hello Android

I have finally had it with my Garmin 78S. Between the screen size, resolution and several other problems I am done.
Here is a list of some of the problems that I had, many of which were due to my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5,222
Views: 943,481
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Check out some of the other pictures, it looks...

Check out some of the other pictures, it looks like the stage slopes down. I wouldn't worry too much about seat height yet.

I really like the looks of this bike and really hope it makes it to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-28-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5,222
Views: 943,481
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Here's the count Yamaha FJ tenere thing -...

Here's the count

Yamaha FJ tenere thing - strike 1
KTM 1050 - strike 2
Honda??? - I'd very very surprised if it will look much different from the other two if it even exists.

However, I do...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,368
Posted By ShoelessJoe
I used the old bango bolts because what they sent...

I used the old bango bolts because what they sent me was not fine thread. When I talked to them the guy told me the 10mm 1.25 was standard KTM, but they didn't work and I'm not sure what I received....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,368
Posted By ShoelessJoe
I don't have the order form anymore, but it is a...

I don't have the order form anymore, but it is a pretty simple process. Galfer did not have the 90 degree end that is on the ABS pump so I got the 20 degree one pictured. Length was 79", but I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,368
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Responded back to your PM already, but I'll post...

Responded back to your PM already, but I'll post here also. To get the good discount from Munn you have to go though the ktm-talk forum.

The brake line was a custom one from Galfer based on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-17-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,368
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Success

Finished everything up earlier in the week, but had a few problems bleeding the system. Finally got a chance to sort the bleeding out and activate the ABS a few times. Right now I have not been...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,347
Posted By ShoelessJoe
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/ard60/pr7sp...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/ard60/pr7specs_zps9504fa35.jpg[/QUOTE]

This bike looks really good to me and most everything that I would like in my next bike. I will really consider this...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-07-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,368
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Good to hear. I'll be ordering the brake line and...

Good to hear. I'll be ordering the brake line and master cylinder shortly, single rotor is on the way.

Thanks
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-04-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,368
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Thanks. That is much more reasonable than what I...

Thanks. That is much more reasonable than what I have found.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-04-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,368
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Motogearhead, just wondering if this is still...

Motogearhead, just wondering if this is still working out for you? Both of my front rotors have loose rivets and are rattling like crazy. They will need to both be replaced and thinking of doing...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-02-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 108,869
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Anyone else notice there is no R designation on...

Anyone else notice there is no R designation on the the owner's manual tease or from the visor down article?

It worries me that we might not get the "more off road" version which most of us are...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-26-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Got it. Luckily the FEDEX guy showed up today...

Got it. Luckily the FEDEX guy showed up today with a set of well used EXC forks that I got off of ebay for another project. Used the needle valve/spring from the donor forks and they went back...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By ShoelessJoe
I have disassembled the cartridge, but did not...

I have disassembled the cartridge, but did not separate the mid-valve from the cartridge. It did not look like an easy task. The rebound valve definitely does not fit snugly which looks like it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By ShoelessJoe
990 Fork Assembly Question

Changing fork seals on a 2007 990 for a friend of mine and I've run into a problem. When I turned the fork upside down to drain the oil the following fell out:

...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-25-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,361
Posted By ShoelessJoe
I have to agree. Just loaded osmand and all the...

I have to agree. Just loaded osmand and all the maps/tracks for an upcoming trip on a 7" tablet for my technology challenged friend. It was really pretty easy and took much less time than it did...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,774
Posted By ShoelessJoe
I have to agree with Anthony, it really depends...

I have to agree with Anthony, it really depends on your temperature tolerance. I had a badlands, that vents very well , but it is heavy. I now have a latitude misiano, that does not vent as well, but...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-14-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,398
Posted By ShoelessJoe
My vote is for the garmin 78s. -sturdy ...

My vote is for the garmin 78s.

-sturdy
-waterproof
-has the old 4 pin power connection, which the 62 doesn't.
-buttons instead of a touch screen
-usually you can find them for under $200
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,053
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Beautiful! I was stationed there in the late...

Beautiful! I was stationed there in the late 90's and your making me want to go back.
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By ShoelessJoe
I've had good results with nikwax products. ...

I've had good results with nikwax products. Don't let the name fool you, it is not wax.

http://www.nikwax.com/en-us/products/productdetail.php?productid=502&itemid=-1&fabricid=-1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-20-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,792
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Stumbled across this after a to call Mitas North...

Stumbled across this after a to call Mitas North America to find a US distributor. Talked to Jill on the phone at K&J racing. She had ordered a batch of e-07s after getting numerous calls from...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-18-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11,437
Views: 2,442,177
Posted By ShoelessJoe
30,000 mile service

Well, not quite today, but I did finish it to today....

Check/adjust valves
Replaced water pump shaft/seal (preventative only, the original was on there and looked pretty good)
Coolant flush ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-11-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By ShoelessJoe
I have the KTM tankbag for the 690. Looks just...

I have the KTM tankbag for the 690. Looks just like the one for the 9X0, but a smaller version. No problems getting in the way when standing.

I got mine used and good condition, but if I was...
Forum: Vendors 05-04-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 86,658
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Mpg

I have the kit and am getting ready to install it this week, but the reports of poor fuel milage worry me. My bike is getting 38-42 and I really don't want to make that worse.

Any other reports...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 17,216
Posted By ShoelessJoe
I spend good money on ear protection for both...

I spend good money on ear protection for both work and play. The no-noise plugs work very well at blocking most of the wind noise. Better than my custom molded, motorcycle specific ones from...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,748
Posted By ShoelessJoe
We used to ride mountain bikes here in the early...

We used to ride mountain bikes here in the early 90s. It was a great trail and it is really cool to see it again. I have a lot of good memories riding those tracks with some friends.

The only...
Forum: Vendors 03-15-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 86,658
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Is there anyone out there with a good 07-08 efi...

Is there anyone out there with a good 07-08 efi map to use with this kit? I've seen the 09 and up maps, but nothing for my older model ECU. This is the only thing holding me back from buying one of...
Forum: Vendors 03-13-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 29,161
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Happy customer

Alex,

When for a weekend ride down in Big Bend NP this last weekend. Went down all the same tracks as last year and the new forks made a HUGE difference. The deep sand washes were still a...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 40,027
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Quick bump to this thread as I am looking at...

Quick bump to this thread as I am looking at getting one of these. How heavy is the jacket? I have a Badlands pro, but the damn thing is heavy and probably too much jacket for me. Need something...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By ShoelessJoe
Had the shipper call me upon arrival at the...

Had the shipper call me upon arrival at the seller's for pick up. At my request he verified signed title, vin, and sent a few cell phone pics of the bike and title. I then sent the the payment via...
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