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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-07-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3,169
Views: 537,859
Posted By BigTony
I believe the f-trim is just a convenient way to...

I believe the f-trim is just a convenient way to modify both cylinders in the same way. The tuner I used said he does the trim, then fine tunes the cylinders individually if needed.

There is a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6,634
Views: 1,004,430
Posted By BigTony
Just a general comment on chain tightness.. ...

Just a general comment on chain tightness..

Rensho encouraged me to move the swingarm through it's range of motion and check for chain tightness while I had the shock off. I was really surprised...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-29-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,769
Posted By BigTony
Pic from the top.. Based on the other pics it...

Pic from the top..
Based on the other pics it looks like its the rear license plate carrier piece that I need. It's weird though I don't see any rough edges on plastic as I'd expect to see if cuts...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,769
Posted By BigTony
OK here is a pic from just above the rear...

OK here is a pic from just above the rear wheel...

I'm still just not sure which piece is missing and which I need to replace. Any thoughts?

<a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-24-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,769
Posted By BigTony
Well golly... wish I would have asked sooner!! I...

Well golly... wish I would have asked sooner!! I figured hey if they can attach the kickstand to the weakest part of the engine block I'm sure they could leave a giant hole in the rear fender ;) ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,769
Posted By BigTony
Is your 990 like this?

OK so I've had my 990 a long time; bought it used. I've always found it a bit odd that there is an open space under the seat, behind the seat lock, that is basically a hole that is open to the back...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6,634
Views: 1,004,430
Posted By BigTony
That'd be awesome if you could help me shave a...

That'd be awesome if you could help me shave a couple of spacers! I've got a couple extras so maybe we could try 1mm off of one and 2mm off of another and then see how it goes...

I've gotta see...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6,634
Views: 1,004,430
Posted By BigTony
Just got the new sprocket carrier. I don't have...

Just got the new sprocket carrier. I don't have a good straight edge etc to take measurements but the spacer to sprocket mounting dimension looks the same as the last one I tried.

So I think...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6,634
Views: 1,004,430
Posted By BigTony
Awesome fellow wheel builders out there... ...

Awesome fellow wheel builders out there...

Yep I built one as well and am still trying to get the fit right. OK so this was with a roughly 2005 vintage 640 adventure OEM hub (they seem to be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 364
Posted By BigTony
Trailtech bar riser w/ damper mount?

Trail tech makes a riser that replaces the oem handlebar mount. It's also got a mounting position for a scotts damper

Has anyone used these on a 990 and found a damper pin assembly that works?
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,635
Posted By BigTony
You're going to love it! They won't be so loud...

You're going to love it! They won't be so loud as to be annoy folks too much. These bikes beg for a nice exhaust
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,635
Posted By BigTony
The Leo's I had were stainless with black plastic...

The Leo's I had were stainless with black plastic tips, and came with a mid pipe. The internal diameter of the mufflers was really large. My buddy has the more traditional looking metal tip Leo's...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-06-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,635
Posted By BigTony
It's all just personal taste. I like the lower...

It's all just personal taste. I like the lower tones but the higher tones (the mean sounding ones) sound awesome at first but just kind of grate on me by the end of a long day. The leos are great...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-05-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,635
Posted By BigTony
I'm on my 3rd exhaust for my 990 FMF were...

I'm on my 3rd exhaust for my 990

FMF were too short, Leo Vince LV one too loud w/o baffles

Wings.. juuust right (w/o db killers)

The old style leos sound fantastic on my buddies 950SM -...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-03-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By BigTony
Did you use the copper gasket?

Did you use the copper gasket?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-01-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,582
Posted By BigTony
Totally fair points. I wouldn't want a non abs...

Totally fair points. I wouldn't want a non abs 990 and mine works well, but everybody has different riding style and skill levels (whew a two wheel full lock slide on pavement on my 990 would freak...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-01-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,027
Posted By BigTony
Fantastic bikes for all around but cornering in...

Fantastic bikes for all around but cornering in the dirt is pretty night and day different between my 265mm superplush 990 and my berg fe570... Inertia

Same deal on steep descents. 500+ lb bike...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-01-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,582
Posted By BigTony
I've got 265mm suspension with abs - works great!...

I've got 265mm suspension with abs - works great! On pavement I almost never feel it with trail attacks on but it'll cut in if I get too aggressive with knobbies, as it should

On dirt it's best...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-01-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,225
Posted By BigTony
When I stripped mine I tried tons of stuff...

When I stripped mine I tried tons of stuff including an impact wrench, etc. A tool like the above finally worked (thanks to my dad for showing me how to use it). The key with these impact drivers...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 66,750
Posted By BigTony
A buddy and I got to check these out in Munich a...

A buddy and I got to check these out in Munich a year or two ago.. We'd have both put in orders if they were available in the us.. Sweet unique bikes. Ah well too bad
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,210
Posted By BigTony
I didn't see it mentioned but dampers like...

I didn't see it mentioned but dampers like Scott's have both high and low speed circuits. The adjuster knob only changes the low speed. I feel it's the high speed circuit that is most valuable -...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23,557
Views: 3,132,922
Posted By BigTony
I've got a berg fe570 and an xr650r with high...

I've got a berg fe570 and an xr650r with high comp, cam, head work, etc.

The xr is a bit smoother I'd say and tons or torque. I do definitely prefer the xr for highway jaunts, etc, even though...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 143,040
Posted By BigTony
Agreed. ~155rwhp vs ~105 is a totally different...

Agreed. ~155rwhp vs ~105 is a totally different ballgame.
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 143,040
Posted By BigTony
About the same as a multistrada it seems.. ...

About the same as a multistrada it seems..

I might go that way myself if they've smoothed out the low rpm range
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 143,040
Posted By BigTony
$16,350 base msrp Seems pretty competitive...

$16,350 base msrp

Seems pretty competitive with the competition to me
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 143,040
Posted By BigTony
Pricing: ...

Pricing:
https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2014/12/20/20152016-bmw-motorcycle-pricing-released-r1200r-r1200s-s1000rr-s1000xr-f800r/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6,634
Views: 1,004,430
Posted By BigTony
I'm really happy with my Wings exhaust. ...

I'm really happy with my Wings exhaust. Beautiful Ti and CF, very affordable, comes with two screened inserts for 3 sound levels.

Just another option
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,777
Posted By BigTony
I will say, the speed triple is surprisingly...

I will say, the speed triple is surprisingly comfy too for me (6'4 275lb). I look ridiculous on it though
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 15,037
Posted By BigTony
My dad and I were reminiscing about his 1969...

My dad and I were reminiscing about his 1969 cb750 sandcast that was the first bike I ever got a ride on (when I was 5 or so), and he even found the old pink slip. Stolen from a locked garage and...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,777
Posted By BigTony
I'm 6'4 with short legs and can't tuck my knees...

I'm 6'4 with short legs and can't tuck my knees on the tuono. It's pretty much unrideable sadly. The 950 supermoto on the other hand is incredibly comfy and the handling is fantastic.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-03-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,999
Posted By BigTony
Is it sacrilege to say I think a parallel twin...

Is it sacrilege to say I think a parallel twin might work better in a small format than a v-twin?

While we're on the wish-list I'll put in my vote for a really truly wide ratio gear box. I want...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6,634
Views: 1,004,430
Posted By BigTony
In tank fuel sock is probably a better label than...

In tank fuel sock is probably a better label than 'tank-neck filter bag thing' ;)

Yep it works, it's also a pain since it makes filling the tank really slow
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6,634
Views: 1,004,430
Posted By BigTony
(edit: SoilSampleDave beat me to it!) The...

(edit: SoilSampleDave beat me to it!)

The local 'Berg guru recommends retrofitting the 500exc fuel quick break, which incorporates a fuel filter at that junction. Haven't done it yet but...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-23-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,719
Posted By BigTony
http://www.gearingcommander.com Great...

http://www.gearingcommander.com

Great resource

I really like a 44 rear and swap between 16/17 up front.

The easiest swap is to get an extra rear gear carrier- then it's as easy as popping...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,701
Posted By BigTony
I does kind of seem like BMW has a lot of recalls...

I does kind of seem like BMW has a lot of recalls

On the other hand it seems my other favorite brand, KTM, has known problems with the air-boxes on 1190 bikes and no recall, leaving folks to fix...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,701
Posted By BigTony
Yep that bike in the vid seems to rev very freely...

Yep that bike in the vid seems to rev very freely too, could have some mods. I've certainly never tested up anywhere near that speed though it'd be fun on a track.

Hmm do any of the PCV or...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,701
Posted By BigTony
I also bought my '12 late in the year and that...

I also bought my '12 late in the year and that gave the opportunity to ensure the VIN number was one that was made after the recall and con-rod problems had been addressed (ie mine didn't need the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,701
Posted By BigTony
Looks about right.. That dude is bananas doing...

Looks about right.. That dude is bananas doing that on the road he did it on though
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,701
Posted By BigTony
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TznON0BBdik/VG2...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TznON0BBdik/VG2CnquJtLI/AAAAAAAACxk/1z38F7FXYRo/w506-h380/IMG_0871-002.JPG
Fantastic bike
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6,634
Views: 1,004,430
Posted By BigTony
I'd say my fe570 is more vibey than my xr650r...

I'd say my fe570 is more vibey than my xr650r with a cam and high comp piston. But quite a bit less so than my old drz400e. It's plenty smooth for me
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