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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By Lorretto
Great Seralat - I'm envious - I have to wait...

Great Seralat - I'm envious - I have to wait another five weeks before I can test mine out. I just got mine out of the box and was impressed with the build quality and while the look is different,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By Lorretto
Glad to see at least some of the seats made it to...

Glad to see at least some of the seats made it to inmates.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-10-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By Lorretto
Saddlemen Heated Track Seats for 9XXA

Just a heads up that the Dennis Kirk Outlet store has the Saddlemen Standard and Low Profile Adventure Track Seats for $209.00 delivered.

I've seen good and bad reviews but took a chance at...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By Lorretto
Can't help in your area but in DC it was not hard...

Can't help in your area but in DC it was not hard to find by calling dry cleaners as many have leather repair services on the side. I had 360 Zipper put in a pair of heavy leather pants to match a...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,668
Posted By Lorretto
CD - My melon is just a tad over the 58cm mark...

CD - My melon is just a tad over the 58cm mark but I prefer a tight fit so I stayed with the MD on the size. I would guess that if you like a tight fit up to 59cm on the MD size would work otherwise...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,668
Posted By Lorretto
A bit less $270.00 USD shipped Fed Ex standard. ...

A bit less $270.00 USD shipped Fed Ex standard.

I went with the white sonic more for the viz aspect but the black looks equally good on the graphics.
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,668
Posted By Lorretto
I ordered a Tourmax from BurnOut Italy on 2-18...

I ordered a Tourmax from BurnOut Italy on 2-18 and arrived 2-23. Seller acknowledged the order and I had a tracking number the following day.

Un-Ride-tested at the moment but for half the cost...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-22-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,428
Posted By Lorretto
Just a WAG but any chance the dealer didn't get...

Just a WAG but any chance the dealer didn't get the cams set on each cylinder at TDC on the compression stroke?

Here is an excerpt of CPModem's write up on an early 950:

I always start my...
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,350
Posted By Lorretto
I pulled the seat cover which was just stapled on...

I pulled the seat cover which was just stapled on KTM 950A. A sawzall blade was the tool of choice to reshape the foam. Once the foam was sufficiently hacked up, I used some duct tape on top of the...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By Lorretto
Not me - the builder/Dad/Ryan lives outside of...

Not me - the builder/Dad/Ryan lives outside of Chicago. Who knows what the kid build, but he's got a great start.
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By Lorretto
Agreed - an impressive undertaking on many...

Agreed - an impressive undertaking on many levels. I wish I had the skills or the time to spend a couple weeks in his garage as a helper.
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By Lorretto
Mini Dozer Build Thread - Not Mine Info Only

Sorry if is not copasetic to post a link to another site regarding a project and build thread I have nothing to do with; other than the appreciation to the multi disciplined talents of the builder...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 872,629
Posted By Lorretto
Nurburgring

This may old news and the equivlant of an oil thread for Bike v Car but a very skilled Brit does the Nurburgring on a R1 Bridge to Gantry in 7:10 in traffic. Supercar time to be sure. Sorry about the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 626,465
Posted By Lorretto
Had the same mpg in city traffic and found one of...

Had the same mpg in city traffic and found one of the choke/enrichment plungers was hanging up.

On the carbs - while you're in there do your bike a favor and dump the airbox and get either the...
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,453
Posted By Lorretto
I installed a Tire Stripper which has a similar...

I installed a Tire Stripper which has a similar design to the No-Mar. The anchors I used were these http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-anchors/=vmehbg...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-23-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 225,063
Posted By Lorretto
Great work. Wish I had the skills. ...

Great work. Wish I had the skills.

Hard not to appreciate the time and effort into the design and fabrication process. The collective Highland owners owe a great debt to you, John, Lillan...
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,465
Posted By Lorretto
How do you feel about Tractors? NSFW calendar...

How do you feel about Tractors? NSFW calendar for 2014 spendy but has the requisite attachments in fine, probably enhanced, form.

Did I mention NSFW

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,886
Posted By Lorretto
Yes - yes I do. +1 on the name calling;...

Yes - yes I do.

+1 on the name calling; although, I am trying to keep it more civil on the personal attacks.

Crazy probably, last I checked there is no fun in being normal. Carry on.
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,022
Posted By Lorretto
I used a Rukka AP3 coat with goretex liner in and...

I used a Rukka AP3 coat with goretex liner in and armor out. No issue other than I should have left the armor alone since I did take more than my share of morning and afternoon naps.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,635
Posted By Lorretto
I made the judgment error in the past to take the...

I made the judgment error in the past to take the bike home from my office in less than ideal conditions: ice/snow. That was in my younger invincible days when I couldn't afford the monthly parking...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 36,558
Views: 9,548,843
Posted By Lorretto
If they have speed cameras in-town, it's...

If they have speed cameras in-town, it's brilliant.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-30-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By Lorretto
You may want to check and see if one of the...

You may want to check and see if one of the choke/enrichment circuit plungers at the carb end may be hanging up and not fully retracting.
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,700
Posted By Lorretto
I have the Mitsubishi Mr. Slim Heat and A/C unit...

I have the Mitsubishi Mr. Slim Heat and A/C unit - it's been flawless and is programmable.

I don't have any insulation in the garage, although the roof decking may have 1" if any at all. In...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,700
Posted By Lorretto
Dehumidifier +1 - I am in DC and had the same...

Dehumidifier +1 - I am in DC and had the same issue last year with the humidity. I have a mini-split HVAC unit and used to only turn it on when I was in the garage. Mold started on the bikes,...
Forum: Vendors 09-16-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 95,448
Posted By Lorretto
I went with the baseline - Thanks Chris - and...

I went with the baseline - Thanks Chris - and very happy with the results, the bike wants to run to the rev limiter.


Early 04 950A
45 pilots
160f/162r mains
FP needles in the 3rd clip, ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-27-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By Lorretto
Probably not a need at all. The OEM hoses have...

Probably not a need at all. The OEM hoses have held up for ten years and don't look bad. I have a couple years on the coolant and a flush is up next so the timing worked for me.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-27-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By Lorretto
Fleabay Find - CV4 Silicone Hose Kit

First - not mine and no affiliation with Ebay seller, just a purchaser.

Just wanted to pass on what hopefully is a good deal on a CV4
hose kit for the 950/990 Adventures $63.20 delivered....
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,624
Posted By Lorretto
Zoltan: Thanks for the link - the automatic...

Zoltan:

Thanks for the link - the automatic lock would solve thief with a coat hanger part of the problem but not the errant code that might pop the door and lock. I may be overblowing the...
Forum: Racing 08-10-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 42,353
Posted By Lorretto
Proud to be Riff Raff:clap

Proud to be Riff Raff:clap
Forum: The Garage 08-06-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,624
Posted By Lorretto
Yes on the garage being two miles from where I...

Yes on the garage being two miles from where I live and yes on owning the garage but it's a condo with page upon pages of rules. Basically, I can't change anything on the outside of the garage...
Forum: The Garage 08-06-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,624
Posted By Lorretto
Thanks Rising - I just assumed breaking the beam...

Thanks Rising - I just assumed breaking the beam would shut it down in both directions. Would have been a great easy solution if it would work. I think I'm back to the plan to splice in the switch on...
Forum: Vendors 08-04-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 50,507
Posted By Lorretto
SAN: I have a KTM 950 and get where your...

SAN:

I have a KTM 950 and get where your coming from on them laying flat. I can't use the butt to seat technique as it is to low at least for me. I have better luck with grabbing the bars or...
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,624
Posted By Lorretto
Hey Peanuts & thanks You guys are the best....

Hey Peanuts & thanks

You guys are the best.

There is a safety beam on the back of the door. I have not seen a switch like the one you posted. Do you know what it is called name wise so I...
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,624
Posted By Lorretto
GM - the switch I have is for 20 amps AC up to...

GM - the switch I have is for 20 amps AC up to 1.5 hp. I am 99% certain the motor in the opener is DC but I'll try and find a schematic. I really like the idea of switching the motor supply line.
...
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,624
Posted By Lorretto
Thanks Guys - Glad I asked first - not my first...

Thanks Guys - Glad I asked first - not my first screw up with the door, laugh and point, what can I say.

Power side it is on the switch. I'll find the security head screws and use them - thanks...
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,624
Posted By Lorretto
Question Ground Side Switch - Is this a No No?

If any wiring sevant can point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate the nudge either way.

A little background - I have a garage where the bikes are kept that has no door or window other than...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By Lorretto
If $300.00 includes all the material and prep...

If $300.00 includes all the material and prep work other than the cost of the new fender that doesn't sound too bad to have the car put back to decent appearance. It is tough to match the quality of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-08-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,688
Posted By Lorretto
Just a question, any chance the TDC engine...

Just a question, any chance the TDC engine locking bolt sheared off? Should be 80mm if the KTM bolt was used.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,439
Posted By Lorretto
Is a class worth it - Yes. I would...

Is a class worth it - Yes.

I would encourage you to look into a class like the Total Control mentioned above. The class is sort of a stepping stone, way past the MSF doctrine but not about speed...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,386
Posted By Lorretto
If the Klim gear doesn't do it for you, it may...

If the Klim gear doesn't do it for you, it may be worth a look at the Dane bike gear. Not as pricey as the Rukka but has a Gore-Tex outer shell.
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