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Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,518
Posted By PvtIdaho
How about a review of how they compare when...

How about a review of how they compare when you're done?:ear

I sneak over to the KTM Twins site every few months and drool over the 690 rally pics.
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 47,762
Views: 9,781,169
Posted By PvtIdaho
Good tip. I'll check. Thanks.

Good tip. I'll check.

Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 47,762
Views: 9,781,169
Posted By PvtIdaho
Just got a used WR. The bike has the...

Just got a used WR.

The bike has the lowering link on it. I'm looking for a stock link.

Anybody have one lying around that they'd like to part with for a reasonable sum?

PM me if you do.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-21-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,088
Posted By PvtIdaho
Absolutely. I've got the DirtnBlood risers (don't...

Absolutely. I've got the DirtnBlood risers (don't know if he still makes them) and I could probably use another 1/2" when standing. The risers make a huge difference. I also have Fastway foot pegs in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-20-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,088
Posted By PvtIdaho
For your head shake issue, I've had a similar...

For your head shake issue, I've had a similar issue. In a tire thread from '08 I said Is that similar to what you experienced? In my case it was with out panniers. I was running a 908 in the back and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-02-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,517
Posted By PvtIdaho
Thanks for the replies. Great Pictures!

Thanks for the replies.

Great Pictures!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-01-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,517
Posted By PvtIdaho
17/17 or 19/17. Anything new?

When I've got dirt tires on the bike I miss having a street bike. I put Trail Attacks on it last year and now I miss having a dirt bike.

I'm going to (finally) bite the bullet and get a set of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-02-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,065
Posted By PvtIdaho
We visited one of the underground cities, but I...

We visited one of the underground cities, but I can't recall the name at the moment. I think I watched a sunset from the top of the hill in your 5th picture.

Edit: the underground city was...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-02-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,065
Posted By PvtIdaho
Great pictures! Are they near Goreme? I...

Great pictures!

Are they near Goreme?

I visited that area in '03. It's a fascinating area.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,350
Posted By PvtIdaho
I run tubes in mine. If you're running...

I run tubes in mine.

If you're running stock wheels it's either that or try your luck at sealing the spokes.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-06-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,253
Posted By PvtIdaho
Based on my experience, I'm surprised that your...

Based on my experience, I'm surprised that your oil filter went from no indications to blocking oil flow. If the filter pleats are anything other than perfectly straight it's the canary keeling over....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,163
Posted By PvtIdaho
I never really minded the orange seat until I sat...

I never really minded the orange seat until I sat on my new Renazco last year.

I like your choice of Boise State colors.

I did the Touratech high-fender kit. Save some money and put one...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-02-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,293
Posted By PvtIdaho
Going from cheap and easy to $$. I'd start with...

Going from cheap and easy to $$. I'd start with the 16 tooth front C/S and a different front tire. Grip heaters. Bar risers if you need 'em. Bigger footpegs. Blackdog skid plate. Aftermarket...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-09-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,380
Posted By PvtIdaho
Are you going to ride out again this year so you...

Are you going to ride out again this year so you can score some more works parts for your bike?:lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-08-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,380
Posted By PvtIdaho
I remember KTM saying that they were going to...

I remember KTM saying that they were going to have the 2010 Adv. Rally on the the east coast when we were in Riggins.

When I was talking to the KTM dealer here last week he said it's going to be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-08-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By PvtIdaho
I'm running a similar set up. I've got FMFs and a...

I'm running a similar set up. I've got FMFs and a 16 tooth front sprocket. Everything else sounds the same. Running around town I get around 26-27. It used to be 28-29 until the alcohol got added.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-20-2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By PvtIdaho
Here are a couple of old thread on the topic: ...

Here are a couple of old thread on the topic:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=490603

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=243918
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-10-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By PvtIdaho
It's the gear position sensor. I'll wager a...

It's the gear position sensor.

I'll wager a beer that one or both of the bolts were over-torqued at the factory and that the threads are stripped out of the bolt holes.

It's a recurring issue....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-26-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By PvtIdaho
If I leave my GPS plugged in and powered off...

If I leave my GPS plugged in and powered off (Garmin 478) overnight, the battery won't start the engine. That's even when the GPS battery is fully charged before I turn the bike off.

I've had it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-23-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By PvtIdaho
CPModem has some good info and a tutorial over at...

CPModem has some good info and a tutorial over at his site: http://www.ktm950.info/how/chains/chains.html

I started with a dremel and was less than impressed with it's ability to grind down the...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,422
Posted By PvtIdaho
I used to wear an Aerostitch 1 piece. I had to...

I used to wear an Aerostitch 1 piece. I had to carry around a copy of the regs because base security kept trying to tell me that I had to wear a bright colored reflective vest over my red 'Stitch.
...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,356
Posted By PvtIdaho
I try to wear the Aerostitch Arborwear...

I try to wear the Aerostitch Arborwear (http://www.aerostich.com/2814.html) jeans when I head out on short rides. I still end up wearing regular jeans occasionally, but not nearly as often as before...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-26-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By PvtIdaho
Are you running the stock exhaust? If you...

Are you running the stock exhaust?

If you are, switching to an after market exhaust or gutting the Cats out of the stock exhaust will make a big difference heat wise.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-26-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,284
Posted By PvtIdaho
SE fender.

SE fender.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-26-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,075
Posted By PvtIdaho
2+ water pumps and still going.

2+ water pumps and still going.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-21-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By PvtIdaho
:D

:D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-20-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,366
Posted By PvtIdaho
I had the boiling fuel/pressurized tanks today. I...

I had the boiling fuel/pressurized tanks today. I removed the canister years ago. OAT was right around 100F. I filled the tanks for a post maintenance check ride and rode for 30 minutes or so. I had...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-20-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,648
Posted By PvtIdaho
I just got to experience the tank warping issue....

I just got to experience the tank warping issue. I had the tanks off my '05.5 for about a week while I slowly did some maintenance. The tanks were nearly empty (12 miles into the low fuel light) and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-15-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,491
Posted By PvtIdaho
Thanks for the update.:thumb

Thanks for the update.:thumb
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-09-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By PvtIdaho
There's a good write up for the 950s over at the...

There's a good write up for the 950s over at the OC Hall of Wisdom (http://www.ktm950.info/). It's got the torque requirements. I don't know if the 990 is different... I just did my 950 and the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-08-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,491
Posted By PvtIdaho
Excellent. It sounds like everything fits. I...

Excellent. It sounds like everything fits.

I couldn't track down a '09 case so I opted to go with the old system rather than wait for parts to get the bike back together. I'll try it on the next...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-07-2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,552
Posted By PvtIdaho
:lol3 I have to say that exact thought went...

:lol3

I have to say that exact thought went through my mind as I was ordering one today.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-07-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,491
Posted By PvtIdaho
The KTM Twins rebuild kit shows bearings. I...

The KTM Twins rebuild kit shows bearings.

I haven't heard of anyone doing the rebuild reusing the bearings. I think you'll have to beat up one bearing getting the old shaft out and/or removing...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-06-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,491
Posted By PvtIdaho
I've got my 05.5 stripped for an oil change/new...

I've got my 05.5 stripped for an oil change/new sprockets and chain/fuel pump change/repack the exhaust, and the oil filter was not good. I'm going to have to R&R the water pump while I'm at it.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-31-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By PvtIdaho
Key worn out the ignition? You could try the Hall...

Key worn out the ignition? You could try the Hall of Wisdom --> Wisdom of the Forum hot wire method if that is the problem.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-24-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 31,191
Posted By PvtIdaho
I just booked a room at the Best Western. Sounds...

I just booked a room at the Best Western. Sounds like there is one more "canyon view" (cheaper) room and the rest of the vacancies are "deluxe" rooms with a river view and a slightly higher price...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-23-2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By PvtIdaho
If your "oil is full of water" it sounds like a...

If your "oil is full of water" it sounds like a pretty bad leak. The only way I could tell my water pump was going bad was by checking the oil filter. I could never visually detect the coolant in the...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,195
Posted By PvtIdaho
I spent some time on their website after seeing...

I spent some time on their website after seeing them mentioned in the leather jacket thread in Shiny Things.
My thoughts were better venting and U.S. made for the pro and no armor for the con vs the...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2009, 12:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,993
Posted By PvtIdaho
I've had a chance to ride with the Adventure set...

I've had a chance to ride with the Adventure set up 3 times. The first 2 were running errands in town and today I managed to wear it for a proper dual sport ride that included 20 minutes in town, an...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,993
Posted By PvtIdaho
I tried on and purchased the Adventure set up...

I tried on and purchased the Adventure set up today at Johnson Leathers.

I'll give it a review after I get a chance to ride with it.

My initial impression is that it's more complicated than...
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