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Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 08:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,215
Posted By DesertSurfer
I consider all of a motorcycle's recoil and...

I consider all of a motorcycle's recoil and vibrations as feedback response that I used as communication of the riding and surface conditions I'm dealing with. That's how I've learned to analyze and...
Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,215
Posted By DesertSurfer
Thanks for putting up with my indulgent...

Thanks for putting up with my indulgent comparison. I was fortunate to test ride Chris Parker of CPR fab's 1190R prior to his designing Rottweiler filters for it. On a serious note, they lightened...
Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 12:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,215
Posted By DesertSurfer
10 years is light years ahead...

Even though the 950 has the best damn carb'd hi pro twin put into a dirtbike paired with an amazing frame and suspension when dialed in...It's the bare essentials in an adventure touring package. If...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-22-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,371
Posted By DesertSurfer
Just saw this..,

Glad you managed a fix without having a "worst case scenario"! Nice work figuring out an easier solution. Clean repair... And off to riding it like you sold it!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-16-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 577,720
Posted By DesertSurfer
Main Divide Trail in So. Cal.

http://phx.smugmug.com/Journalism/Temecula/i-7cRrHhs/2/L/DSC0473-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-16-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 577,720
Posted By DesertSurfer
Carrizo Plains, California

http://phx.smugmug.com/Journalism/Temecula/i-ChW52cr/0/L/CA_04041323302980-L.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 10-16-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 58,748
Posted By DesertSurfer
Wrong answer for me...

I want my Adventure bike to be bias toward off road... Where reduced weight, balance and suspension is my priority. If I wanted a heavier, more powerful Adventure so I could pass more cars on the...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-15-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,929
Posted By DesertSurfer
Can't wait to see it...

This bike will be sweet when it's done. And will save you a ton of would be spent money on sales tax of a new "mystery bike"... Which we all know certainly won't come from KTM anytime soon.

KTM is...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-15-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 58,748
Posted By DesertSurfer
Uugh!!!

AYFKM? ... As in "Are You F##king Kidding Me"?

I can see Meoni shaking in his adventure boots right now...

Quite a large departure from the original Adventure line of 9xx and 6xx's.

All...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-13-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18,931
Views: 7,699,326
Posted By DesertSurfer
Choice!!!

Choice!!!
Forum: Orange Crush 10-13-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 58,748
Posted By DesertSurfer
You got it...

In Europe it's a long way on pavement to get to dirt. Most just say f##k it and cruise up the winding paved roads to a mountain vista, lake or view of the ocean to get away. KTM must know this and...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-13-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,699
Posted By DesertSurfer
About my front tire...

Why does my front tire want to float in the air like it does? I'd appreciate some insight Crashmaster...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-12-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,528
Posted By DesertSurfer
Spot on insight from above... All great bikes...

Spot on insight from above... All great bikes have their compromises. Any rider who loves to ride offroad accepts some on road discomfort for the sake of it, and vice versa. But I was more than...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-12-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 126,361
Posted By DesertSurfer
As I tried to mention earlier... Chrispy does not...

As I tried to mention earlier... Chrispy does not have the authority to print KTM licensed graphics and logos. If you want to keep factory decals you'll have to buy KTM decals and place them over a...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-12-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By DesertSurfer
Keep us posted... I'm in MDR too... And always...

Keep us posted... I'm in MDR too... And always interested in good tuners for 950 carbs.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-12-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 126,361
Posted By DesertSurfer
I believe Chrispy cannot use any KTM licensed...

I believe Chrispy cannot use any KTM licensed graphics. So you'll either have to avoid the factory designs or work around them. I believe DecalMoto has some greater privileges?

www.decalmoto.com
Forum: Old's Cool 10-08-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7,351
Views: 3,362,089
Posted By DesertSurfer
A Cafe Pacific Northwest...

Touring up the Pacific Northwest on a rare late Indian summer.

http://phx.smugmug.com/Journalism/Temecula/i-FKZJFsK/0/L/image-L.jpg

Parked at the Mt. Hood resort of Timberline Lodge....
Forum: Orange Crush 10-08-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 395,555
Posted By DesertSurfer
Up close...

Very lucky to see the Sakurama 950 AWD (w/ 990 SM motor and FCR's) up close on my ride to the Pacific Northwest.

http://phx.smugmug.com/Other/Local/i-fX3BrQp/0/L/image-L.jpg

Wow, what a fantasy...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-05-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,784
Posted By DesertSurfer
Talk to us after you've...

Put in a few miles...
Then let us know what you truly feel...

Otherwise you're just speculating...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-26-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,001
Posted By DesertSurfer
One idea...

Go on the DecalMoto website and look over the 950 decal sets. You can have them modify the colors if you want, but the classic Dakar Rally stickers are pretty sweet. Buy a couple sets ( if you plan...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-21-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10,800
Views: 2,274,918
Posted By DesertSurfer
That's what I'm talking about...

Love seeing the Adventure cheated in the foreground too...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-21-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10,800
Views: 2,274,918
Posted By DesertSurfer
NSM... But

Maybe if you shot the photo...

Otherwise it looks like "hanging dirty laundry" to me.

Now can we get back to our regularly scheduled program of Dave 6255 night sky photos...

Hehehe...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-20-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10,800
Views: 2,274,918
Posted By DesertSurfer
Huhh?

Hmmm?
Forum: Orange Crush 09-19-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 395,555
Posted By DesertSurfer
Wtf?

You're a professional photographer... Borrow someone's smartphone for Chris's sake and use smugmug to attach a few. This suspense it deathly... I wish I could have been there, can't you tell...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-19-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,392
Posted By DesertSurfer
What make... model and year is it?

950 Adventure doesn't have the in tank filters. Both the Adventure and SE have spotty fuel pump contacts... Which give this type of issue... Newer 990's have in tank screens that can plug up from...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-19-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 58,748
Posted By DesertSurfer
What's in a name?

If KTM would have named the 950 SE a 750 SE I wonder if that would have made it a winner in the eyes of the public? Or if KTM would have called it the 750 Africa Twin?

Because at 8 years old it's...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-18-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 58,748
Posted By DesertSurfer
Where's the 1090 Adventure?

By pure assumption I don't think KTM can build all the bike models that they'd like to release... I don't think they have the manpower to dedicate to it. They probably have to focus on what keeps the...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-16-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,632
Posted By DesertSurfer
That's tellng the stark truth...

But honestly my 950 had it's own handful of issues out of the gate...All easily ( and at some expense) remedied. My bike doesn't headshake at 100mph which I couldn't tolerate... But it still required...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-15-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,450
Posted By DesertSurfer
I have 26K miles on it now and bought a cafe bike...

I have 26K miles on it now and bought a cafe bike last year to absorb my weekly slab commutes to the office... Saving the 950 Adventure for where it's most fun.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-14-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,632
Posted By DesertSurfer
These SE's are torture looking at for an...

These SE's are torture looking at for an Adventure owner... They're so choice... They're killing me. Actually I really love them. They came out years after I'd spent dialing in my Adventure or I'd...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 445,046
Posted By DesertSurfer
I think not...

BUZZ###... Wrong answer Old fart...

Guys following this thread who ride these 475 lb. bikes...

http://phx.smugmug.com/Other/Local/i-BWnX9vC/0/L/CA_12301306571617-L.jpg

To ride places like...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-30-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,489
Posted By DesertSurfer
Be Damned careful...

I would be very careful about chucking the 950/990 airbox unless I was damn sure I had a baseplate that didn't bend, flex or kink and loose it's seal. Also I'd be just as concerned about a filter...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-25-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,691
Posted By DesertSurfer
Repack your Remus...

Your Remus may have worn out the packing. Check wth a Remus rep and have them find you to a can man in your area. My Remus Rev. TI 2 into one is still quiet and inconspicuous in town...

Maybe this...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-24-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,837
Posted By DesertSurfer
Smooth the inside edge of the shaft...

These shafts are turned and the inside edge can vary slightly as has been noted depending on batches... Some shafts have a slight ridge due to how they are held in the lathe and need to be smoothed...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-21-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,450
Posted By DesertSurfer
10 year here...

Last four is 4886...

I bought my '04 1/2 S model new in L.A. from the stealer after it sat for months without one inquiry. I tried to trade my Transalp in on it but they said "Hell no, nobody gets...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,286
Posted By DesertSurfer
Decalmoto does the RedBull kit..,

Check out decalmoto's site and they'll set you up. Just be very specific and double check.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-13-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,293
Posted By DesertSurfer
Used is a huge savings...

The fact that you aren't buying new is already a huge savings... Like everyone has already mentioned...previous owner and service history/ TSB's are the golden keys. Patience is important and...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-01-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,085
Posted By DesertSurfer
You've gotta work fast...

People have become flighty these days... I've been having the same problems trying to lease a small industrial space. Twice now people behind me in priority slipped cash to jump me on priority... It...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-30-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 963
Posted By DesertSurfer
SPS sends an empty box to you...

SPS has the empty shipping box shipped to you. You might as well bite the bullet and get your suspension done now. Just make sure you communicate what you actually plan on using your bike for, not...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-29-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 77,632
Posted By DesertSurfer
What's your ride now?

You used to have that sharp blue Dakar graphic replica... What now?
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