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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-17-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,204
Posted By crashmaster
crap in the injectors is my guess. Seen it on...

crap in the injectors is my guess. Seen it on both my 990 and 690. Clean em out.
Forum: Latin America 05-09-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,272
Posted By crashmaster
What altitude are you jetted for? If...

What altitude are you jetted for?

If you're now jetted for around 5000 feet, I would or sure re-jet the carb to avoid running too lean and burning up the motor.

For riding Baja, I would...
Forum: Latin America 05-09-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,028
Posted By crashmaster
I'll probably take you up on that, and even pit...

I'll probably take you up on that, and even pit for you or drive chase. I'll be hiding out in Alaska until October most likely. If you want to hook up with a team that actually has a chance of...
Forum: Latin America 05-06-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,028
Posted By crashmaster
I can just tell her its a language barrier. :rofl...

I can just tell her its a language barrier. :rofl The only phrase I can remember in German is something like "fuck double shit." :lol3



I might be able to swing that, have a 450 and 690 in...
Forum: Latin America 05-05-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,028
Posted By crashmaster
Max, you're probably the most hated man on...

Max, you're probably the most hated man on advrider. :lol3 and the most entertaining. You should be proud of that. :lol3 but we still love you man!:rofl I'll be in San Diego in the next 2 weeks...
Forum: Latin America 05-04-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,028
Posted By crashmaster
:lol3:lol3:lol3 I am moving a scooter from...

:lol3:lol3:lol3

I am moving a scooter from 'merica up to Alaska in a couple of weeks. What kind of oil should I use? Is Canada like a whole other country or something? Can I bring my guns with...
Forum: Alaska 05-04-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,791
Posted By crashmaster
I've ridden many miles in proper big cities on...

I've ridden many miles in proper big cities on quite a few continents, and every time I go into Anchorage, (not even a proper big city) it scares the hell out of me. I'll take riding in the chaos...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-28-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,111
Posted By crashmaster
Yep, totally normal on a knobby front. I'm...

Yep, totally normal on a knobby front. I'm guessing you didn't have knobbies on the ST. Like Chuckracer, I flip my MT-21 front about every 1500 miles or so to even it out and get longer life. ...
Forum: Americas 04-28-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By crashmaster
If it were me, I would at least give it a shot. ...

If it were me, I would at least give it a shot. In fact, I am going to give it a shot. :lol3 Bringing a bike home from SoCal, leaving in about 2 weeks. Just as a previous post noted, you can bail...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-25-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,024
Posted By crashmaster
The z start pro in my 990 has lasted 65,000 miles...

The z start pro in my 990 has lasted 65,000 miles so far, (one change of drive and friction plates) and it has not had an easy life.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-24-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,024
Posted By crashmaster
Takes a little getting used to on slow, steep...

Takes a little getting used to on slow, steep downhill terrain. Slow down enough and you start freewheeling, so at times you have to blip the throttle a bit to get the engine braking back. Totally...
Forum: Americas 04-24-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By crashmaster
Some southern passes that cross the Andes between...

Some southern passes that cross the Andes between Chile and Argentina could be closed and or impassable. IIRC Paso Agua Negra is only open from November to April.

The pass on the route from...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-23-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,388
Posted By crashmaster
Stairs can work pretty well. Once I...

Stairs can work pretty well.

Once I removed the rear wheel and set the bike on the swing arm, but it didn't get a good enough bleed.

Once the wheel is up, I rock the bike back and forth and...
Forum: Latin America 04-21-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By crashmaster
This info is a couple of years old, but...

This info is a couple of years old, but typically, you would get your import permit in the DIAN office in the old cargo terminal. I picked up the bike at the new cargo terminal, a short walk from...
Forum: Americas 04-21-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By crashmaster
Is M-90 open from M-50 all the way up to 107,...

Is M-90 open from M-50 all the way up to 107, 190? IIRC that used to closed until May or June?
Forum: Americas 04-21-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By crashmaster
Yeah, forget about riding 1, its choked with RV's...

Yeah, forget about riding 1, its choked with RV's and slow. Like sealsam pointed out, there are awesome roads all over SoCal to ride very close to L. A.

+1 on all of sealsam's recs. South of...
Forum: Alaska 04-20-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,098
Posted By crashmaster
Another reason to allow motorcycles to filter to...

Another reason to allow motorcycles to filter to the front at traffic lights.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-20-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By crashmaster
If your stalling issue is due to the secondary...

If your stalling issue is due to the secondary butterflies slamming shut when you roll off the throttle and starving the TB's of air, it is possible that the throttle cables are not adjusted...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-20-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,388
Posted By crashmaster
Yeah, at first it seems like a big slightly...

Yeah, at first it seems like a big slightly daunting project, but after a couple of them you will get pretty efficient at the whole thing. I even did my second WP change in a campground in the...
Forum: Americas 04-20-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By crashmaster
Most times you will park your bike inside a...

Most times you will park your bike inside a hostel, or hotel. The times you have to leave it out in the street, just handle it like you would in the US.
if you don't want to lose it, take it off...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-17-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,388
Posted By crashmaster
Pulling that cover takes 2 minutes, so why not...

Pulling that cover takes 2 minutes, so why not look at it now before you open everything up? I typically get the spooge on the clutch cover well before the paper filter looks even slightly wavy.
...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By crashmaster
I really like the MT-90 (or a 60 when you can't...

I really like the MT-90 (or a 60 when you can't find a 90) rear and MT-21 front mullet combo for just about all mixed riding, especially with the well mannered MT-21 front. It was my preferred combo...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By crashmaster
You'll do 12-15k miles just going straight...

You'll do 12-15k miles just going straight through. If you ride your brains out in every country, you'll easily do triple or quadruple that. I did about 50,000 miles or so down there. I went...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By crashmaster
Thats a tough call because everyone does things...

Thats a tough call because everyone does things differently. Personally, I wouldn't spring it for your initial full load. After months of learning/traveling, you will invariably end up with about...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By crashmaster
Sounds like you're good to go. Great bike choice...

Sounds like you're good to go. Great bike choice IMO. Simple, easy to work on, fun enough to ride. IMO, the best money you can spend on it is to have the suspension tuned to what you want. You're...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-15-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By crashmaster
Thanks for the insight. Get out and ride that...

Thanks for the insight. Get out and ride that damned thing a little more in the net couple of weeks! :lol3

The scorpion has a soft sidewall as well. I'm not looking for pinch flat protection or...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-15-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,033
Posted By crashmaster
5'7" 29" inseam. KTM low gel seat. I can dab...

5'7" 29" inseam. KTM low gel seat. I can dab one toe sliding slightly to the side of the seat and it has never been a problem. The bike fits me perfectly when sitting and stand up riding. I have...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-15-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By crashmaster
Is the sidewall on the front TKC 70 softer or...

Is the sidewall on the front TKC 70 softer or about the same as the Scorpion front? How well does the front bite in the gravel compared to the Scorpion?

Thanks.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-15-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,388
Posted By crashmaster
Put the bike on the side stand, remove clutch...

Put the bike on the side stand, remove clutch cover. Just a little oil will leak out from under the clutch basket, nothing to even worry about.

Does the inside of your clutch cover look like...
Forum: Americas 04-14-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 980
Posted By crashmaster
Everyone has their own comfort level. My motto...

Everyone has their own comfort level. My motto is, never bring a knife to a gun fight. :lol3 Taking a knife for protection is well, optimistic and a false comfort at best. If you happen to run...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-14-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By crashmaster
Staying east is a good plan I think. Thanks to...

Staying east is a good plan I think. Thanks to everyones help, I have lots of options in my notes. I'm going to come up through soldier meadow in the Black Rock desert, keep an eye on the western...
Forum: Americas 04-14-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By crashmaster
You mean like when a woman is talking to her...

You mean like when a woman is talking to her friends and saying, "he has a small penis?" :rofl
Forum: Americas 04-14-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By crashmaster
For me, nothing beats actually being there and...

For me, nothing beats actually being there and learning as you go. All of those programs and studying were also essential since they gave me good vocabulary and grammar basics so I could start...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-14-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By crashmaster
That would be ideal, but I still have to live...

That would be ideal, but I still have to live with the woman on the back. :lol3
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-13-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By crashmaster
Added to route. Gracias!

Added to route. Gracias!
Forum: Americas 04-13-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 980
Posted By crashmaster
7 El Cap routes, 5 Half Dome routes, and plenty...

7 El Cap routes, 5 Half Dome routes, and plenty of stuff in Zion, the Rockies, Black Canyon, Fishers, back in the day, when I was young and still had the nerves for it. Now I wonder what the hell I...
Forum: Americas 04-13-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 980
Posted By crashmaster
Excellent. Yosemite is quite a place. Climbed...

Excellent. Yosemite is quite a place. Climbed big walls there for years. It will be a full on shit show by the time you get there so just mentally prepare yourself for that. :lol3

For areas...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-13-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By crashmaster
Thanks Obi and Hydro. I'll be coming from the...

Thanks Obi and Hydro. I'll be coming from the south, somewhere.:lol3 That Burns, Ukiah, Heppner, Condon, Wasco route looks really nice

Taking my time, doing a lot of crisscrossing and some epic...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-12-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By crashmaster
Thanks for the replies. I'll be 2up on a...

Thanks for the replies.

I'll be 2up on a 990. Was thinking of doing mostly pavement and dirt roads in the interest of time. However to link some sections I can do pretty much everything except...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-12-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By crashmaster
OR-WA 101 vs. roughly following 97

Bringing my scooter up to AK next month and doing a little pre-planning.

101 is, well 101 I assume, pretty, but, pretty coast is pretty coast and probably very heavily traveled and touristy.
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