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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-23-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,042
Posted By kizniche
Hah! To each his own. I've had the urge to get a...

Hah! To each his own. I've had the urge to get a different bike, but this isn't how I ever imagined it would be going down. PM sent about the cockpit frame.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-22-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,042
Posted By kizniche
The frame doesn't look damaged to me, however,...

The frame doesn't look damaged to me, however, the bolt is angled because the nut is free-moving (perhaps it broke its weld).
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-22-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,042
Posted By kizniche
Entire Bike Parted - 2005 KTM 950 Adventure

I've finally stripped and cleaned most of the parts and they're ready for pickin`.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=988518
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-21-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,042
Posted By kizniche
Just an update to show I'm making progress. Stay...

Just an update to show I'm making progress. Stay tuned in the next week or two.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-jPZecddVHOs/U6Xa3sxxNNI/AAAAAAAAJJ0/GuaVfkfQ4hs/s800/IMG_20140621_143632.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-17-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,042
Posted By kizniche
My attempt at initiating negotiations almost...

My attempt at initiating negotiations almost ended worse than where I started at. An email, stating why I think I deserve more, lead my adjuster to review the case and find an error- if I were to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-10-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,042
Posted By kizniche
This is a good suggestion. I just wrote a lengthy...

This is a good suggestion. I just wrote a lengthy email to the adjuster that talks about how the accident has negatively affected me as well as pointing out similar bikes that sold above NADA and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-10-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,042
Posted By kizniche
I've never stripped an entire bike before for the...

I've never stripped an entire bike before for the purpose of selling all the parts. Specifically, I'm at a loss of how to handle (sell) the engine and frame.

What's the common practice?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-10-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,042
Posted By kizniche
RIP KTM 950, insurance offer today and looking for advice

2-month update: I have recovered enough to get back on a 2012 KTM 690 Enduro, bought with the damage settlement and the parts sold from the 950.

It's not the greatest of circumstances to be...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,972
Posted By kizniche
I do plan to go through S America, but as I just...

I do plan to go through S America, but as I just laid down a year-long commitment, I'll have time to prepare. One thing I probably won't have ready by then will be $, though. I'm not sure what bike...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-23-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,237
Posted By kizniche
Keep those legs far out or front! Seriously,...

Keep those legs far out or front!

Seriously, though, I took these through Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and across the US without any injuries. However, They do seem like they could be an...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-23-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,237
Posted By kizniche
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-WFwj7KaTa2k/TJ9...

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Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,972
Posted By kizniche
20: Viva el Deseo!

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<a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101441616403188866046/201101Florida?feat=directlink" target="_blank">Photo Album of Florida / Álbum de Fotos de Florida</a>
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Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,972
Posted By kizniche
19: A White Elephant In The Room

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<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/101441616403188866046/201012Colorado" target="_blank">Photo Album of Colorado / Álbum de Fotos de Colorado</a>
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-30-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 21,179
Posted By kizniche
+1

I'm interested in V.2 for my 950.

I'm currently with the large ziptie mounting method- so, as for parts, I already have the Spal 4" puller fan, rewired harness, and added 12V relay to switch the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 251,353
Posted By kizniche
Guatemala

Here are a few videos from Guatemala, November of 2010. The first is between Panajachel and Cobán, and the second and third are between Cobán and Tikal.

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Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,972
Posted By kizniche
18: My Birthday And The Local Flavor of Denver, Colorado

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<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/101441616403188866046/201012Colorado" target="_blank">Photo Album of Denver, Colorado / Álbum de Fotos de Denver, Colorado</a>
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,144
Posted By kizniche
New covers

It's been a while since these were made, but I'd like to have closure to this thread in some sense.

On August 16th, in preparation for my trip (see signature), I stop at Craig's Custom Canvas in...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,972
Posted By kizniche
17: Guadalajara to Denver, Colorado continued

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Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,972
Posted By kizniche
17: Guadalajara to Denver, Colorado

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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Saturday evening of the 27th, I set out with Minerva and her boyfriend to a local bar where their friend is celebrating his birthday. The majority...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,972
Posted By kizniche
16: San Cristóbal de las Casas to Guadalajara

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<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/101441616403188866046/201011MexicoChiapas" target="_blank">Photo Album of Ciapas, Mexico / Álbum de Fotos de Chiapas, Mexico</a>
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Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,972
Posted By kizniche
It´s handling it great. No problems with the...

It´s handling it great. No problems with the frame, but in the last post you´ll notice I have a slight rim problem. I have a tube in it now, so it should be fine until I reach Denver, where Woody´s...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,972
Posted By kizniche
15: The Mayan Ruins at Tikal continued

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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I rise early Wednesday morning and hop on the road. I ride a few of the same beautiful windy roads from last week. My approach to Lake Atitlan...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,972
Posted By kizniche
15: The Mayan Ruins at Tikal

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ATTENTION: Videos in the <a href="http://motoalsur.blogspot.com/2010/11/14-santa-cruz-coban-and-tikal.html" target="_blank">previous post</a> are uploaded and can now be...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,972
Posted By kizniche
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I think the problems I've...

&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I think the problems I've had on this trip have been minor. It only has the appearance that it's not dependable, but everything I've seen has told me otherwise. Here's a list...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,972
Posted By kizniche
14: Santa Cruz, Cobán, and Tikal continued

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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The road goes between phases of dirt, then paved, then dirt. There's construction for the next 10 miles, as I enter a town and fill up my tanks....
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,972
Posted By kizniche
14: Santa Cruz, Cobán, and Tikal continued

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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I join Mike and Sarah at their Hostel in Jaibalito for a lunch of bread, falafell, potatoes, vegetables, and a cold Moza. While eating, we meet a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,972
Posted By kizniche
14: Santa Cruz, Cobán, and Tikal

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<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/101441616403188866046/201011Guatemala" target="_blank">Photo Album of Guatemala / Álbum de Fotos de Guatemala</a>
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Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,972
Posted By kizniche
13: Río Dulce to Guatemala City

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<a href="http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=879021" target="_blank">GPS Track in Guatemala City / Recorrido del GPS en Guatemala, Guatemala</a>
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-08-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,258
Posted By kizniche
I arrived in Guatemala City this morning and got...

I arrived in Guatemala City this morning and got to the KTM shop without too much difficulty (except for a shotgun toting security guard who demanded $10 quetzales for my 5 minute park to let my...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,972
Posted By kizniche
Video Update

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-07-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,258
Posted By kizniche
I cleaned the front carb float needle in Belize...

I cleaned the front carb float needle in Belize when I stripped the bike, so I doubt that's the problem.
It's getting late tonight, so I'm not going to try taking anything apart. I'll try to get to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-07-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,258
Posted By kizniche
I don't know much about mufflers. Do you know if...

I don't know much about mufflers. Do you know if these can be disassembled and repaired?

They came with the bike when I bought it, and are FMF Q2; aftermarket.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-07-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,258
Posted By kizniche
On deceleration the bike sounds the most...

On deceleration the bike sounds the most normal... it seems because there is no load at all or negative load, it is causing it to operate optimally.

Also, there's the biggest difference in sound...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,972
Posted By kizniche
No, but there's an ongoing discussion on ADVRider...

No, but there's an ongoing discussion on ADVRider in the Orange Crush forum at http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14434693#post14434693

There's a possibility it's just the exhaust...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-07-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,258
Posted By kizniche
Yes, I am impressed with how this camera has held...

Yes, I am impressed with how this camera has held up.


Am I wrong to think that because I feel the bike has a rougher tone (ie. the whole bike vibrates more) that it isn't caused by a bad baffle...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-07-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,258
Posted By kizniche
I inspected the right pipe up to the engine a few...

I inspected the right pipe up to the engine a few minutes ago and didn't see any gaps. I did not attempt to take the pipe off, but I did get a few better shots of inside the right exhaust pipe. It...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-06-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,258
Posted By kizniche
It really doesn't sound like it's rattling, more...

It really doesn't sound like it's rattling, more like a popping. The video was shot with a small mic on my camera, so it's a little distorted.

I will poke around the exhaust a little more tomorrow...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-06-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,258
Posted By kizniche
Part of the reason I wanted to take the entire...

Part of the reason I wanted to take the entire air box apart in Belize, was to look for leaks. I was very thorough to put it back together right, and also didn't find any missed hoses or leaks.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-06-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,258
Posted By kizniche
You got me curious, because I had not looked into...

You got me curious, because I had not looked into the exhaust pipes. These are FMF Q2 exhaust pipes. Here are the pictures i just took:

LEFT, REAR CYLINDER:
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-06-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,258
Posted By kizniche
The left pipe rattles a little bit, but it seems...

The left pipe rattles a little bit, but it seems like the right pipe is rattling from the pressure of exhaust coming out irregularly. I can feel a difference with my hands over each exhaust.
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