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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-22-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 2,452
Views: 342,917
Posted By rattis
Talking Shame on you, rust on your bike, do you actually...

Shame on you, rust on your bike, do you actually use it?
Most pics on this venerable forum show bikes in pristine / show room condition, probably mostly used for quick runs every other weekend to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-19-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,485
Posted By rattis
Aeroflow, works like a dream.

Aeroflow, works like a dream.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By rattis
0 zip zilch none:rofl

0 zip zilch none:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,652
Posted By rattis
Boxer tech or something to that effect

Boxer tech or something to that effect
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,652
Posted By rattis
Thumb Hell yea, they sound awful, I couldn't standthe...

Hell yea, they sound awful, I couldn't standthe noise from mine so I got and after market silencer it certainly changed my ridng experience for the better.
It's now lying in my garage waiting for a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-13-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By rattis
Pissed Tyred

I'm tired of being without choices in South America regarding rear tyres for the 990, bought some Brazilian made Scorpions in Bs As that lasted about 6500 km and there are not that may 18" dual-sport...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-24-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11,633
Views: 2,509,893
Posted By rattis
Thumb Highway pegs for those long boring stretches of...

Highway pegs for those long boring stretches of Patagonian highways :clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-14-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By rattis
Thumb Thanks every one:clap

Thanks every one:clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-13-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By rattis
Question Urgent

I have no gravel experience at all but my bike came with a Scotts steering damper, should I turn it on for bad gravel roads?
Going to have 150 km + of gravel tomorrow.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-13-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,696
Posted By rattis
Talking I also think that the GS is more comfortable but...

I also think that the GS is more comfortable but the KTM is good for longdistance riding as well, got a Seat Concepts and a gel pad and an Aeroflow screen on mine and it tours well.
Maintenace sucks...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-13-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11,633
Views: 2,509,893
Posted By rattis
Thumb Ride

Rode it from Puerto Madryn over to Tecka and a bit down the Ruta 40.
Very windy indeed, nice to have some mass.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-02-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,492
Posted By rattis
Talking Nah, you're just envious:rofl

Nah, you're just envious:rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-01-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By rattis
Thumb Whining

I have a BMW( haha) and two KTMs.
II used to read about BMW in ADV and read all posts and whatnot then one day I was sated and started to look at the orange crush, I had always found the 990 a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-01-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,492
Posted By rattis
Thumb Drooling

Gregor you got me into KTMs by reading about the conversion of a standard bike into something awesome.
I'm really happy that I'm now deply entrenched in the Orange crush!
I even have two now and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-28-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By rattis
It's a bit difficult to say one or the other...

It's a bit difficult to say one or the other about whats happend to the battery, I'm 13 flying time away from the bike....
But the guys I store the bike with have a good reputation so I hope that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-26-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By rattis
Talking 2007 with 40000 some miles on the odo, I've asked...

2007 with 40000 some miles on the odo, I've asked the locals to see if the battery is cooked.
How I'd love to get the bike home and service it myself and the take it and put it in the overhead bins....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-26-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By rattis
Question problems need advice urgently

i rode my 990 on the Uyuni salt flats last year against better judgement, the flats were still wet so the was a fair amount of salt spray on the bike ie covered in salt:cry. Later we went into town...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-25-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,291
Posted By rattis
Thumb great seats :clap

great seats :clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-23-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,962
Posted By rattis
Thumb Seat concepts +1 " and a gel pad and 1 " lowered...

Seat concepts +1 " and a gel pad and 1 " lowered pegs made my day.
6 8"
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-23-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,748
Posted By rattis
Talking Well

I did not give a single fcuk to my "bashers" I just pitied them.
I do some adventure riding on my bike instead of sitting at home writing crap on the forum, but then again I'm a noob :D no Starbucks...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-23-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11,633
Views: 2,509,893
Posted By rattis
Plans

Soon I will join my 990 who's presently in Montevideo to continue my ride down through Argie to TdF.
'Twas a year since I left it in Montevideo, bought some bits and bobs just in case.
I have this...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,748
Posted By rattis
Thumb interesting, indeed

I remember when I had the audacity to utter a non positive question about my 990 brakes certain members of this forum called me a .........
I should also leave KTM altogether and stay with BMW as I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 225,758
Posted By rattis
Thumb a lot yes but no one, ever, had to many HP:D ...

a lot yes but no one, ever, had to many HP:D
You can tame them with your right hand.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-17-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By rattis
Hi already used the shop in Salta, good mechanic....

Hi already used the shop in Salta, good mechanic.
I'm the big Swed who got a new battery and a new fork seal in January.
Say hi to the mech from Andy.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,884
Posted By rattis
Talking I'e yet to buy a second hand vehicle with some...

I'e yet to buy a second hand vehicle with some miles under it's belt that has not needed TLC.
My 990 ADV needed a new injectorassy due to someone having "adjusted" the stepper motors, expensive:evil...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By rattis
Question Dire straits

Should i find myself in need, who can service a 990 in Argentina, going south from Buenos Aires to TdF?
A good place to get tyres for said beast as well?
Forum: Latin America 12-15-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 289
Posted By rattis
Question Dire straits

Should i find myself in need, who can service a 990 in Argentina, going south from Buenos Aires to TdF?
A good place to get tyres for said beast as well?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-15-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By rattis
Thumb Grip puppies are good but they insulate.

Grip puppies are good but they insulate.
Forum: Latin America 12-15-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By rattis
Insurance

Where do i get insurance in Argentina?
Crossing over from Uruguay.
Cheers Andy
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,269
Posted By rattis
Laugh IIRC the KTM 990 shuts down when overheated.

IIRC the KTM 990 shuts down when overheated.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-09-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 30,512
Posted By rattis
Thumb WOW, should you ever need to get towed,just...

WOW, should you ever need to get towed,just remove the windscreen, or if you had a reverse you could probably tow QUE II:D
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,459
Posted By rattis
Talking purple is the new blue/(orange:D)

purple is the new blue/(orange:D)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-07-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By rattis
have a dekko at the petrol filters:wink:

have a dekko at the petrol filters:wink:
Forum: Latin America 12-06-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 223
Posted By rattis
Thumb 1month+

is all the time i have to go fom Bs As to Ushuaia and back.
I'd like to some of it on the carretera Austral and some nice roads in Argie.
Should I follow the Atlantic coast doown or should I go...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-06-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,409
Posted By rattis
Thumb I'dlve to be able to commute on mine,but can't...

I'dlve to be able to commute on mine,but can't due a 200lbs tools & shit lad in my car.
But I'd say it's great bike and very narrow without the horrible KTM panniers. Just listening to the LC8 as...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-01-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,194
Posted By rattis
Thumb I put a SW open airfilter and a rejet and I grin...

I put a SW open airfilter and a rejet and I grin every time I twist the throttle.
The snorting raging off road bull on steroids reference is spot on.:clap

The snorting raging off road bull...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-27-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 887
Posted By rattis
Going down to TdF and they're "just in case...

Going down to TdF and they're "just in case seals" and also if I blow a seal down there somebody might think that I'm into bestiality:D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-27-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 887
Posted By rattis
Bad Fu

No luck today, whats the size of the fork seal and the dustcap for the 990ADV 2007?
Please!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-25-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,438
Posted By rattis
Talking Sour grapes anyone?

Sour grapes anyone?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-25-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,925
Posted By rattis
Talking I got a cheap Garmin for cars and a waterproof...

I got a cheap Garmin for cars and a waterproof case 150 bucks, took me all the way from LA to Montevideo.
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