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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-21-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By zeegman
Doc Wong to the rescue

Look up Doc Wong Dual sport clinic on the interweb for big bike friendly local Bay area Adventure bike training.

MZ
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-11-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 17,662
Posted By zeegman
Use Port Roberts

Have it shipped to a mail box receiving company in Port Roberts.
A lot of time you will get free shipping within the US.
Carry it across the border and pay duty (or not) yourself.
Much cheaper....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-02-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By zeegman
Ignition switch wires?

Some guy in orange crush just recently posted that his ignition wires were frayed. This could happen if wires are getting pinched as they go from bottom of switch to inside the bike frame on the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-30-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By zeegman
Side stand switch

There is a switch on the side stand that will kill the engine when you are in gear and let the clutch out if the side stand is down normally for safety reasons.

Maybe the switch is damaged and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-25-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By zeegman
Awesome Plumas Weekend

Thanks Chris for the cool ride report.

It was a fun time in Plumas.

Go Sharks!

http://chrish4ku.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/5-2015-Plumas-Lassen-Forest/i-T6h3mS4/0/M/DSCN5130-M.jpg

I also...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-13-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By zeegman
Sweet trip

Looks like you had a great time on the trails.

Wouda joined you but Jimmy Lewis was busting my balls in the sand in 85 degree Pahrump NV.

MZ
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5,386
Views: 548,386
Posted By zeegman
Nice to see you are out having fun Leo

Having fun is what it is all about

MZ
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By zeegman
This plus grind a slot

Cut head off regular M8.
Then grind a slot with a dremel for the regular sloted screwdriver in the tool kit - screw it in with some blue threadlock and your done.

You will probably never...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-15-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,364
Posted By zeegman
You said it yourself

Replace the POS OEM unit with aftermarket.

MZ
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-04-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By zeegman
Another option

To save some money you could sign up with a private US mail address office just across the border from you in Montana. Usually it is free to sign up.
Order your parts - have them sent to the Montana...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-02-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,801
Posted By zeegman
How new are the tires?

Maybe the tires weren't scrubbed off enough yet if they were new?

Dunlop recommends a 100 mile break in period before hard cornering.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-11-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 854
Posted By zeegman
Doc Wong Dual sport clinic March 6/8

Check out Doc Wong dual sport clinic

http://www.meetup.com/docwong/events/219947154/

Some local very low cost instruction and fun to hang with other noobs.

MZ
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-09-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By zeegman
KTM Twins Back up Again

Back up again.


MZ
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-08-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By zeegman
KTM Twins website down

Hi All,

anybody else tried KTM Twins website recently?
I wanted to order some parts and it looks like the website is down.
Is it just me or what?

Thanks,
Mike Z
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-04-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,675
Posted By zeegman
Qwik on the draw

HI Qwik,

when are your goin to Baja?
Sounds like fun.

Hope you get things dialed in by then.

MZ
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,675
Posted By zeegman
CJ Oberon is very good, Rekluse looks good too.

I put the Rekluse clutch slave (only - not basket) on my 950se and it runs great and is adjustable and cheaper. CJ sells it too.

see here:...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,809
Posted By zeegman
200+ miles between gas stops

Went on a few off-road trips in Nevada and Wyoming with 200+ miles between gas stops.

MZ
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-21-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,206
Posted By zeegman
Riding at 0feet to10Kfeet+ elevation -> FI

If you are rapidly going from 0 feet elevation to 10K+ feet elevation a lot, having the FI 990 is a plus. If you have a carbed 950 you can adjust using flex-jets or install different jets - not quite...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-18-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 895
Posted By zeegman
Hose clamps

Not too keen on stock crimp type hose clamps - try fixing leaking hose problems in BFE with those crimp types (had to do that twice on one trip) - You can get these hose clamps at most auto stores to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-30-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,011
Posted By zeegman
Wink Nice ahh "Luggage" QWIK

Hi Tim,

here is my offroad setup.

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy214/Mike_Zieglmeier/bc_2014/IMG_1498_zps1f83fcad.jpg

I used wolfman expedition dry soft saddlebags which work perfectly...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-28-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,987
Posted By zeegman
Might be the current and frequency

The fuel pump does live in a pretty hot and exposed environment down there for the 950s but I wonder if the current draw and the frequency of fuel pump pulsing has more to do with it. After looking...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-20-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,087
Posted By zeegman
Small World Canuck-Osos

I was also up at TYAX lodge for lunch in July this summer.
Awesome food but we didn't see the same guests you saw there.:wink:
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-03-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,618
Posted By zeegman
Damn

Was out riding Death Valley Friday.

Oh well hopefully others took advantage of that.

$349 for the 600 is still a pretty good deal

MZ
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-02-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,618
Posted By zeegman
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-01-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,087
Posted By zeegman
Hi Oso North People

Hi All,

great to see you having a blast in my home land!

Seeing all the action there is making me homesick.

I used to putt around in Chiliwack area on my KLR and I once did the Loose Screw...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-25-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,618
Posted By zeegman
Go For Montana

All my ADV buddies use Montana right now - good screen - very good for off-road and prices are starting to come down now - about $420

Get touratech mount with locking key - some of cheaper mounts...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-19-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,832
Posted By zeegman
Another thought

If you like the "looks" of the new 2012 BAJA but do not want to pay the full price, buy the 2012 baja plastics and paint your current crashbars orange.
Sell the old plastics to recoup some of the...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-08-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By zeegman
Maybe this guy

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1014938

I am from Alberta originally and live in San Jose CA now.

I have always felt like jumping naked off a cliff after crashing because I swerved...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-01-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,788
Posted By zeegman
You have another option - Fuel pump FET mod

You can also take a used OEM fuel pump and do the FET mod. This still uses the stock points of the fuel pump but uses stock points to drive a transistor (Field Effect Transistor - FET) which switches...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-07-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,944
Posted By zeegman
Hi Jerry, this is great information. ...

Hi Jerry,

this is great information.

I did take a look at the SMTS trails you posted.
I think part of the fun/challenge of putting a route together is looking at others tracks and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-07-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 386,552
Posted By zeegman
Motion Pro T6 Combo Tire iron box axle nut wrench

Just bought and tried out the 32mm T6 combo wrench on my 950 Adventure front and rear tire when it was cold even. Works awesome - does two things to save space and weighs very little. Get two or 3....
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-06-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,944
Posted By zeegman
Nevada Big Bike route

Hey thanks for the tips.

Might need to make a quick side trip to Austin just in case.

Mike Z
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-06-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,944
Posted By zeegman
Nevada Big Bike trip

Hi Reno,

thanks for the info.

I am attaching my proposed route through Nevada west of Lund.
Pieced this together after reading others trip reports.
Trying to stay to some high country as much...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-06-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,944
Posted By zeegman
Ridng through Nevada Sept 22 to Sept 25

Hi,

this is a very timely subject since a couple of us are riding thru Nevada after doing AZBDR and Grand Canyon North Rim camping off our 990 Adventures.

Will be riding from...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-03-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,546
Posted By zeegman
Cool bikes

Thanks for sharing your information here on the XT660Z. Looks very cool.

Your English is very good - better than some of the guys over here even!

Mike Z
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-02-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,546
Posted By zeegman
Nice report - what about the bikes?

Hi There,

I am reading from California, USA and am enjoying your report.
You guys are good at breaking bikes so the report title is perfect, :rofl

Can you tell us more about what bikes you are...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-11-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 41,376
Posted By zeegman
Great Report

Thanks for the awesome ride report guys and sorry to see Kelly's injured foot.

Looks painful - heal fast LittleWan!

Mike Z
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-02-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By zeegman
Rear aux fuel tank

I always keep rear aux fuel tank petcock closed until I need it.

The two times that I did not fuel was forced into the front tanks and overflowed all over the bike and the ground.

It was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-01-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,975
Posted By zeegman
Uni install

Uni filter foam being bent back towards rider is normal.

Not sure about which cables you are talking about.

Can you take a photo?

Here is a good photo from another guy's setup with UNI...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-31-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,975
Posted By zeegman
No problem in wet weather

Uni prefilter is no problem in wet weather.

Can survive through deep water crossing too but this is about as deep as you will want to go with it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8hVM70ztp0
...
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