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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-25-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,934
Posted By Rikimoto
Interesting to see your prioritization. So is...

Interesting to see your prioritization. So is your bike for you now "complete" or are there other things you can see yourself doing that will drive up the cost?

I've made a similar list for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-20-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,634
Posted By Rikimoto
Heading down with the 990 to race Adventure class...

Heading down with the 990 to race Adventure class again. Lots of practice and some new suspension, hopefully I can finish this year! :huh
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By Rikimoto
I don't think this is the case. We've been to the...

I don't think this is the case. We've been to the same area with no issue before, and the behaviour was also noticed on a flat part at the highest point as well as on a downhill.



Good point...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By Rikimoto
Starting point is approximately 300ft. and...

Starting point is approximately 300ft. and looking at the map we maybe climbed up to 1200-1300ft.

We've also had the bike up in an area that was between 1600-1800ft. last year with no issues,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By Rikimoto
Strange power loss in top 3 gears

Have a problem I am stumped on (I wish that was something new).

My girlfriend's bike is a 2013 CRF150F, nice and simple little bike she has been learning to ride on. Bought it brand new last...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By Rikimoto
Electrical Gremlin - I wasn't swimming, just wading!

And I return to the wisdom of the OC

Saturday was out for a little romp in the woods, following around some noobs and all was well for a nice relaxed ride. Upon completing a loop a returning to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-18-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11,633
Views: 2,508,866
Posted By Rikimoto
Thanks for the tip! I'll check on it after each...

Thanks for the tip! I'll check on it after each ride the next few rides, and if I see anything suspect I'll pick up a stocker (or take the plunge for the Rottweiler setup).
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-18-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11,633
Views: 2,508,866
Posted By Rikimoto
Completed winter mods and maintenance and did a...

Completed winter mods and maintenance and did a shakedown:

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv137/rikimoto/IMAG0081.jpg

Winter work done:
- Konflict Suspension custom valving and stretched...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By Rikimoto
Don't own the neck brace yet, but as it won't...

Don't own the neck brace yet, but as it won't work with my needs replacing anyway pressure suit, I fell into the rabbit hole of options.

Good call on going to mx1 - that'll be a good use of a...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By Rikimoto
I've read awesome things about the Leatt braces...

I've read awesome things about the Leatt braces but less enthusiasm about their armour. I've seen a few threads talking about shoulder pads coming off and things like that.

I guess I'm mostly...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By Rikimoto
Neck Brace compatible pressure suits

I've been researching for a long time and with the exception of of the A* BNS stuff and all the Leatt stuff, its nearly impossible to find info on what braces work with what suits. Like does the A*...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-25-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 29,979
Posted By Rikimoto
http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/1...

http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/117/814/are-you-wizard.jpg

Seriously awesome stuff! :clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-21-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,194
Posted By Rikimoto
Agreeing with fellow hoser. 9x0s command a...

Agreeing with fellow hoser. 9x0s command a premium right now, and this is actually the first one I have seen for sale in the province in few months. It may be priced a tad high, and everyone has...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-20-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 29,979
Posted By Rikimoto
Looks like it started life as an Africa Twin,...

Looks like it started life as an Africa Twin, based on motor and some frame bits.

#boldassumption

A bit far from the original but looks every bit as badass as the LC8. Man I wish I was able to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-20-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,194
Posted By Rikimoto
F8GSA vs 990 Baja

I have an 07 990 and my friend has a 13 F8GS (not the adventure). We have switched bikes a few times.

Both definitely have their merits. Here are random notes from my experiences.

BMW as...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-30-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,492
Posted By Rikimoto
I've got about 10,000kms on my new CJ shaft and...

I've got about 10,000kms on my new CJ shaft and seal since I put it in, and will be tearing down the bike this weekend for some winter tune ups and mods, so will be checking oil and filter.

As for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By Rikimoto
Yup! But it was a good opportunity to practice...

Yup! But it was a good opportunity to practice front brake finesse - and going downhill a bit faster!


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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By Rikimoto
Ah! Awesome, that's pretty definitive. Thanks for...

Ah! Awesome, that's pretty definitive. Thanks for the info and advice!


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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By Rikimoto
Hmm never done that before, and it wasn't...

Hmm never done that before, and it wasn't actually a particularly aggressive ride. The downhill must have been steeper than I thought!

Thanks guys! I'll bleed and change fluid.

That being said,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By Rikimoto
Brakes died... Then resurrected?

Strange problem I experienced this weekend.

I was riding around in the mountains on some loose rocky trails climbing and sliding around. I had a tip over, nothing that hasn't happened a thousand...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-25-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19,332
Views: 8,050,139
Posted By Rikimoto
From yesterday's ride: ...

From yesterday's ride:

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv137/rikimoto/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140824_121259_119.jpg...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-15-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,201
Posted By Rikimoto
This year won't work for me because of lack of...

This year won't work for me because of lack of time and skill. Odessa kicked my ass this year, but also gave me an appetite for racing, so I'll keep training and will try to put something together...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-11-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,886
Posted By Rikimoto
Pliers, gently wiggling and some patience is what...

Pliers, gently wiggling and some patience is what it took for me. Once they start to go, very subtle twisting helped as well.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-06-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11,633
Views: 2,508,866
Posted By Rikimoto
Used it to transport precious cargo! ...

Used it to transport precious cargo!

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv137/rikimoto/IMG_20140806_190439_452.jpg

Friend called me and said "Bought you a present. Saw it and couldn't resist....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,819
Posted By Rikimoto
I have not. I've read somewhere.. I think it was...

I have not. I've read somewhere.. I think it was even somewhere here on ADVRider, that the E-09 Dakar front is not confidence inspiring on the road due to it's hardness, and running the rear I can...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,819
Posted By Rikimoto
As a Canadian who can drive to pick up from MX1,...

As a Canadian who can drive to pick up from MX1, I don't share your shipping woes (for once).

That being said I have some experience with these tires. My dad runs the E-07 on his 1200GS and is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-16-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,586
Posted By Rikimoto
Off Road Ryder in this thread:...

Off Road Ryder in this thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=957385&page=5 says he lost 20lbs from the front end doing a multitude of mods. Maybe a bit more extreme than you want to go....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-15-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 27,806
Posted By Rikimoto
Laugh Glad you enjoyed it. I can't say I was thrilled...

Glad you enjoyed it. I can't say I was thrilled about digging at the time, but looking back on it is hilarious :rofl
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-15-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 27,806
Posted By Rikimoto
50 miles. And with the exception of a couple...

50 miles.

And with the exception of a couple road trips, this year's riding will be focussed on practicing for next year's race. Gotta work on keeping the pig composed!

I want my finisher's...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-14-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,572
Posted By Rikimoto
I bought an '07 990 last August with about 17,000...

I bought an '07 990 last August with about 17,000 KMs on it for around the same money. Never dropped, never even off tarmac, and came with a trunk full of extras. Mine did have a service record for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-08-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 27,806
Posted By Rikimoto
Laugh <object width="560" height="315"><param...

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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-07-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 27,806
Posted By Rikimoto
Another DNF here :P I crashed so many times...

Another DNF here :P

I crashed so many times on various hill climbs that by the time I got to checkpoint 2 I was so spent from wrestling the 990 around (and out of water) that I called it a day....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-03-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 27,806
Posted By Rikimoto
Thumb Leaving first thing tomorrow morning - super...

Leaving first thing tomorrow morning - super excited!

If you see a bewildered noob wandering around, come say hi :rofl
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-28-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 27,806
Posted By Rikimoto
Bike is almost ready - spooning on a new front...

Bike is almost ready - spooning on a new front tire this weekend, and after one more play/practice i'll be taking off all the unnecessary and breakables (mirrors, license plate and bracket, etc.) and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-11-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 27,806
Posted By Rikimoto
Eh? Chiming in as another "competitor" for the ADV...

Chiming in as another "competitor" for the ADV class - 2007 990 Adventure.

It's my first time, be gentle... :rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Rikimoto
That's a great tip - thanks. Pen and paper will...

That's a great tip - thanks. Pen and paper will accompany the wrenches.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Rikimoto
Thumb I hazard a guess that its a tad warmer where you...

I hazard a guess that its a tad warmer where you are then - good luck with the race!



Thanks for the links! I've just updated my profile as I have a 990 now, sadly the X-Challenge was written...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Rikimoto
Thanks for the clear explanation! :freaky Now I...

Thanks for the clear explanation! :freaky Now I can experiment with some confidence.

Have you been enjoying the lower mainland's super mild winter Radek?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Rikimoto
Question Noobie Suspension Question

I've searched everywhere and can't find the information anywhere.

I'm starting to foray into making adjustments to my suspension and while I understand the concepts of preload, compression and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-10-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By Rikimoto
Got the bearings in on the next attempt after...

Got the bearings in on the next attempt after posting this :P

The seal most definitely failed so the bearings were switched out with everything else


Thanks for the replies!

Sent from my...
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