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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-30-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,934
Posted By MooseMagnet
105 mph

Let's face it, the manufacturers never want you to exceed 100 mph on any kind of adventure tires, especially knobby ones. And there is lots of good advice here. There is also possibility of a bent...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,239
Posted By MooseMagnet
Ankle brace

Having an ankle brace under your boots lets you wear any boot you want. Nylon straps and Velcro or tape it up. Buy at any druggist.vWorked for me for 20 years. Significant ankle damage in my case.
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,804
Posted By MooseMagnet

Very pleased with the Badlands set. Already crashed in the dirt mildly. Built in armor, venting and features are worth the money.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-09-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,414
Posted By MooseMagnet
Touratech KTM

I like the headlight guard on my 990 and the enlarged adjustable brake lever pad.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-09-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By MooseMagnet

Great rack for me. Agree with Krumgrinder. However, I never need to remove my Rotopax base; it actually helps to retain my duffle bag. 990 Baja. Watch overloading these! Easy to do. See previous...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,674
Posted By MooseMagnet
Pissed Risk

Riding since 1968. Several crashes in every circumstance. Significant injury too. Mostly pilot error or pushing things. Motocross or on the track (sport bike). Animals and weather, mechanical...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-25-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,330
Posted By MooseMagnet
When I crashed my Ducati, the only way to...

When I crashed my Ducati, the only way to register the vehicle was to have the manufacturer send a new frame with serial number, with my old frame shipped to them prior; so there would be the damaged...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-18-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,161
Posted By MooseMagnet
2013 Baja 'head shake' knobbies issue

Just put the first 600 miles on the new bike. Ran about 100 of those miles of dirt. Lots of ancient bad tarmac in rural Montana. Tight twisties. Mountain roads. Ran up to 85 mph on smooth pavement....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-17-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,595
Posted By MooseMagnet
mileage 990 with Akra

New bike with Akra installed...41.7 mpg average. Running 65-75 mph.

Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-11-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,335
Posted By MooseMagnet
980 front tire OK with me

Although I am brand new to the 990 Baja, I find that so far it just behaves like a giant heavy dirt bike, so yes, a front knobby on a 21 wheel feels light when hitting tar snakes and grooves on...
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