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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-06-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,635,869
Posted By DirtyRoadie
I am a past 990 adv. owner and have a question...

I am a past 990 adv. owner and have a question for you 1190 owners. How difficult and expensive is routine maintenance?? A dealer near me has a 1190 in stock and I have the itch to go look at it but...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,666
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Buy both, ride them for a bit, then sell the...

Buy both, ride them for a bit, then sell the Connie because you're going to like the FJR more.
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Seems high. I have my '08 990 on craigslist for...

Seems high. I have my '08 990 on craigslist for 8k and no one calls. Used bike sales here in the northeast U.S. are very slow. I guess I'll have to keep it:clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-29-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,793
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Do you have to wear goggles now that you taped...

Do you have to wear goggles now that you taped your faceshield to the fairing, or is it tall enough to duck behind?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-07-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,313
Posted By DirtyRoadie
You don't put about 60psi into those thingies?...

You don't put about 60psi into those thingies? oooops
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-05-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,487
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Why do you guys torture me? I just added an...

Why do you guys torture me? I just added an FJR1300 to my fleet and my wife would like me to sell my 990, as she says 4 bikes is too many. Heck one of them dosnt even run right now so she shouldn't...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-03-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,502
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Trail Attacks

I just took a set of Trail Attacks off. They last a long time and stick to the road like a sport bike tire. They also stick to the trail like a sport bike tire would,not very well. They were OK on...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4,207
Views: 689,869
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Nice color, same as my '12 almost. Too bad you...

Nice color, same as my '12 almost. Too bad you couldn't keep the TDM. I always thought that was nearly the perfect motorcycle, except we can't get them here in the U.S. anymore.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,320
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Thanks for the responses even though there seems...

Thanks for the responses even though there seems to be no consensus. Guess I'll just clean it up nice and put some new tires on it. When I bought my new bike a few months ago the dealer was going to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,320
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Prepping the 990 to sell

Too many bikes in the garage, gotta sell my '08 990Adv. abs. I'm looking for honest opinions here regarding prepping it for sale. The tires on it are Trail Attacks that will pass State inspection...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,397
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Heres my 2 cents. Sat on and test rode a...

Heres my 2 cents. Sat on and test rode a Stratoliner and found the cruiser ergos comfortable.I then bought the bike and loved the HUGE torque but found the cruiser ergos that were so great in the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 185,262
Posted By DirtyRoadie
I test rode a KTM 990 Adventure and fell...

I test rode a KTM 990 Adventure and fell instantly in love. Loved the ergos (still do, I'm tall), loved the motor ( because durring the test ride all I did was flog it, apparently thats what it was...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,893
Posted By DirtyRoadie
I'm with crazydave, If you can believe it, you...

I'm with crazydave, If you can believe it, you can achieve it. All corny sayings aside I say , why not. I used to zoom around on dirt roads on a Honda VTR1000 Superhawk at 75 MPH and it was a blast....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-15-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,635,869
Posted By DirtyRoadie
I can't believe how many posts this thread is...

I can't believe how many posts this thread is getting! But more importantly I see on the spec chart a couple pages ago that the new bike has tubless spoked wheels. Wonder if they'll fit our old...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-15-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,635,869
Posted By DirtyRoadie
I want an 1190 really bad. How come the only KTM...

I want an 1190 really bad. How come the only KTM dealers near me sell only offroad only motorcycles? Even the dealer where I bought my 990 says he can no longer sell street leagal KTMs. :cry
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-10-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,166
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Thanks for the replies. I do have the chain...

Thanks for the replies. I do have the chain tension proper according to the manual and I'm still getting the slap. Thats why I was wondering if I need to run the 16 with less than recomended slack.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-10-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,166
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Chain Slap

Quick question here. I put a 16 tooth front sprocket on my 990 and now I'm getting loud, annoying chain slap when I accelerate under 4000 RPM in the top 3 gears. I never had that with the 17 tooth...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 25,046
Views: 4,411,638
Posted By DirtyRoadie
I know this is older topic, but I said I'd report...

I know this is older topic, but I said I'd report results of my gearing change. I originally wanted to slow engine speed down at slab speeds due to 40 mile comute at 70+ mph. I found a 38 tooth rear...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-30-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,961
Posted By DirtyRoadie
My first experience riding the 990 adventure made...

My first experience riding the 990 adventure made me buy it. I have many many years on road riding experience, almost zero offroad, unless you count mountainbiking in which case I have LOTS(Too much...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,996
Posted By DirtyRoadie
I love my Suzuki DRZ400s. Cheap, reliable and...

I love my Suzuki DRZ400s. Cheap, reliable and HUGE aftermarket (thats what happens when a manufacturer doesnt change a bike substancially for 13 years)
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 25,046
Views: 4,411,638
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Just ordered the 38tooth rear sprocket. I'll be...

Just ordered the 38tooth rear sprocket. I'll be running it with a 15tooth cs sprocket. I'll let y'all know how it works out. I got an old refridgerator box and lots of duct tape. So if I need to make...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-18-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,472
Posted By DirtyRoadie
I use Dynabeads in a set of BS Trail Attacks (No...

I use Dynabeads in a set of BS Trail Attacks (No chicken strips, these tires GRIP the pavement). At slow speeds around town , say 30 mph or less, the front wheel feels oval. It is a bit disconcerting...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-18-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,280
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Arent all MOTOGP bikes shaft driven???????

Arent all MOTOGP bikes shaft driven???????
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25,046
Views: 4,411,638
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Thanks all for replies, especially wingam00....

Thanks all for replies, especially wingam00. Wheeling has a 38t rear sprocket. I'll try that before I start grinding and cutting for a 16t countershaft sprocket, not that I'm shy about that kinda...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 25,046
Views: 4,411,638
Posted By DirtyRoadie
I'm currently runnning a 15 44 combo. 15 looks...

I'm currently runnning a 15 44 combo. 15 looks as big as I can fit under the front sprocket cover.
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25,046
Views: 4,411,638
Posted By DirtyRoadie
I want to comute more on my DRZ400s and would...

I want to comute more on my DRZ400s and would like a smaller rear sprocket. The smallest I have found is 41 teeth. Anybody find a smaller one and if so where?? My MPG is good but it sounds like I'm...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-12-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,622
Posted By DirtyRoadie
I'm 6'2", 180lbs and have had lots of differant...

I'm 6'2", 180lbs and have had lots of differant type motorcycles over the 30 years I've been riding. The riding position is perfect for me, no cramped knees, no sore back, all day rides are a piece...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 487,055
Posted By DirtyRoadie
I love my KTM 990 Adventure, but I've always...

I love my KTM 990 Adventure, but I've always thought " Hmmmm I'd love this bike alot more if it had my vtr1000 Superhawk motor in it." Now I see such a bike has been available for quite some time...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-05-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,639
Posted By DirtyRoadie
I was having the same exact thoughts, especially...

I was having the same exact thoughts, especially when it was time to perform routine maint. I began reading differant magazines and other forums and kept reading things about the 800 Tiger and F800...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-05-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,635,869
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Is that the famous TZ750 that Kenny Roberts...

Is that the famous TZ750 that Kenny Roberts didn't get paid enough to ride???
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-10-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,309
Posted By DirtyRoadie
The G2 did nothing for my '08 as far as twitchy...

The G2 did nothing for my '08 as far as twitchy throttle goes. But what you can see of it looks nice. If youre like me, you'll soon get used to on / off switch throttle and think nothing of it.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-09-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,450
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Looks like a giant version of the Laminar Lip...

Looks like a giant version of the Laminar Lip that I put on my stock screen with great success. $90.00 , 15 min to install, no more earplugs or buffetting and almost always ride with faceshield open....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-04-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,077
Posted By DirtyRoadie
This is a great thread. On one side you got the...

This is a great thread. On one side you got the hardcore guys who would buy and defend an orange turd as long as KTM sold it. On the otherside you have the guys who seem unwilling to tolerate any...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-04-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,353
Posted By DirtyRoadie
I have an '08 990adv. To me it is an almost...

I have an '08 990adv. To me it is an almost perfect sport tourer, either solo or two up. It would be perfect with tubeless tires, but that is just a call to Woody's I guess. Its allday comfortable...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,519
Posted By DirtyRoadie
I was going to submit that the grin will go away...

I was going to submit that the grin will go away when you do an oil change, but I thought the mad wrenchers here would attack me. I guess you found out for yourself. Dont worry the grin comes back as...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-23-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,635,869
Posted By DirtyRoadie
That white box on the back is clearly a...

That white box on the back is clearly a flux-capacitor housing.:evil
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-23-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,978
Posted By DirtyRoadie
If you are even considering a wr250 then I would...

If you are even considering a wr250 then I would recomend a Suzuki DRZ400s. They've been in production since 2000 and low mileage used ones are cheap. They also have a huge aftermarket and are as...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,051
Posted By DirtyRoadie
I'm with Chuckracer. Cars, even convertibles,...

I'm with Chuckracer. Cars, even convertibles, have roofs (rooves?) and therefore need no garage.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-28-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,197
Posted By DirtyRoadie
rc8

MICKSOUTHERE,

someone has done just that. Check out the ULTRA: gravel traveler thread. Kinda like a 'busa for the dirt road.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,492
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Cycle World tested one in the Feb 2012 issue,...

Cycle World tested one in the Feb 2012 issue, alongside a SuperTenere and 1200GS, and it was good for 129mph on top with 0-60 in 3.2 sec. and quarter mile in 11.42 at 114.34mph. Cycle World radars...
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