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Forum: Orange Crush 03-12-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5,273
Views: 1,624,688
Posted By midfat
Only way I know through the base is the main...

Only way I know through the base is the main road. LOTS of signs along the way telling you to not deviate from the main road. My assumption is, if you do deviate from the main road, you're going to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-27-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,499
Posted By midfat
I thought it was a great show, but admittedly,...

I thought it was a great show, but admittedly, I'm biased. The new Progressive School of Rock stage was awesome and brought a whole new atmosphere to the show. It was also great to see (finally!) new...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-18-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,663
Posted By midfat
Spent the last few days here in Orlando. Not sure...

Spent the last few days here in Orlando. Not sure what to think. This is what the outdoor demo area looks like. Shot mid-day today, during consumer hours. You decide....
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,549
Posted By midfat
I rode an R3 touring about 10k miles in 5 weeks....

I rode an R3 touring about 10k miles in 5 weeks. I can tell you without reservation that, were I to go out and buy a "cruiser," it would be a Rocket III. That bike was like a fat gymnast with a drug...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-20-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,237
Posted By midfat
I'm friends with an ex-Dakar racer. Someone who...

I'm friends with an ex-Dakar racer. Someone who raced/worked at KTM at the time of the 950SE release. When I mentioned to him I had acquired a 950SE, he had only one response... "BE CAREFUL."
...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-12-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5,273
Views: 1,624,688
Posted By midfat
The heat was not localized to just the rear tire....

The heat was not localized to just the rear tire. Trust me, other things in my "rear" got even hotter...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-11-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By midfat
Welcome to the forum, and welcome to KTM...

Welcome to the forum, and welcome to KTM ownership. You'll love your 1190 as long as you don't ask anyone if it's as good as a 950 Super Enduro...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-11-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5,273
Views: 1,624,688
Posted By midfat
Flat tire on an LA freeway at the peak of rush...

Flat tire on an LA freeway at the peak of rush hour. That was (NOT!) a fun ride getting across 5 lanes of traffic with an unseated rear tire. This is what you get for running a street tire on a...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-06-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,852
Posted By midfat
I ran a 908 from Southern California to Montana...

I ran a 908 from Southern California to Montana and back, mix of freeway, twisty, dirt and single track. In total, I put 4000 miles on it. When I was done, it was toasted, but worked remarkable...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-29-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,789
Posted By midfat
I have a 950SE. I've commuted to work, crossed...

I have a 950SE. I've commuted to work, crossed the Great West of North America, ridden it on single track that would challenge my 450, even ridden caboose in a parade of Harley Davidsons. I've yet...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-25-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9,755
Views: 1,962,034
Posted By midfat
That looks like an ideal candidate for Dr Bean

That looks like an ideal candidate for Dr Bean
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,203
Posted By midfat
I'd mount a big 'ol Amish Triangle in the back of...

I'd mount a big 'ol Amish Triangle in the back of that bike lest you decide to replace your spinal cord with that nice Fox Shox, and your arse with that aluminum pole... Joking aside, it's pretty...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5,273
Views: 1,624,688
Posted By midfat
Makes me think it would be easier to roll her...

Makes me think it would be easier to roll her over the handlebars and get the wheel on the downhill. I hate it when that happens. Nice pics!
Forum: Orange Crush 08-19-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By midfat
Is there a substantial difference between flood...

Is there a substantial difference between flood damage and laying it over in a river -- and spending the next few hours trying to figure out how to get it out?

Unless t was salt water, just flush...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-19-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By midfat
I run Shorai LFX batteries in both my 950 and my...

I run Shorai LFX batteries in both my 950 and my 450. I did have an issue with a first gen battery failing, but it was replaced without question. I've now been running both for over two years. I...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,084
Posted By midfat
Don't forget you'll need to order an extra heat...

Don't forget you'll need to order an extra heat shield if you're running dual pipes on the 950se. I love the Giant Loop setup.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-16-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By midfat
Second for Dr Bean. Only way to go, IMHO.

Second for Dr Bean. Only way to go, IMHO.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-16-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 259,384
Posted By midfat
rebuilt my WP at 6000 miles. Everything looked...

rebuilt my WP at 6000 miles. Everything looked fine. Shaft showed no wear. I didn't have the milkshake on the clutch cover. I didn't even get the collapsed oil filter. But clickety-clack-smack...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-15-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By midfat
Living in SoCal and working in the powersports...

Living in SoCal and working in the powersports industry, I'm obligated to say that all dealers are awesome. While the dealers already mentioned are great, Del Amo will be your closest major KTM...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-15-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,084
Posted By midfat
Diablo for me. I can't imagine a tank bag any...

Diablo for me. I can't imagine a tank bag any larger. For me, it held just the right amount of gear.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7110/7804106114_71e768eeae_b.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 08-14-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 259,384
Posted By midfat
690 Super Enduro is exact same front fender, but...

690 Super Enduro is exact same front fender, but in black. Bolts up perfectly. I'm running one on my 950SE.

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-950-990-690-enduro-fender-kit Just select "BLACK" in the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-04-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By midfat
What brand/model lights are you running? I can...

What brand/model lights are you running? I can attest to the strength of the Baja Designs Squadron LED. They tear a hole in darkness better than any other light I have run, HID included.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-17-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By midfat
yeah, what he said.

yeah, what he said.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-18-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 68,639
Posted By midfat
When you stand over a sea of GS's, spot a single...

When you stand over a sea of GS's, spot a single orange dot in the mix, and realize just how few leaders there really are in the world.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-13-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5,273
Views: 1,624,688
Posted By midfat
Congrats, and sorry. Speaking from experience,...

Congrats, and sorry. Speaking from experience, you're going to need about $4500 in additional spending money. I see so many farkles in your future.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-09-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By midfat
Maybe my bike is an anomaly, but I had not milky...

Maybe my bike is an anomaly, but I had not milky oil, no wavy pleats on the oil filter and only occasional condensation visible in the sight-glass when the bike was cold. But that didn't stop the...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-09-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 68,639
Posted By midfat
Somewhere east of Christmas Valley, Oregon. You...

Somewhere east of Christmas Valley, Oregon. You definitely get the feeling of being "in the middle of nowhere."
Forum: Orange Crush 05-03-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 68,639
Posted By midfat
Where to next, indeed. ...

Where to next, indeed.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8338/8232785865_32ba3a7c6f_c.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 05-03-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,960
Posted By midfat
I'd recommend restructuring your financial...

I'd recommend restructuring your financial portfolio to increase your cash holdings. You're gonna need it.

I DEFINITELY recommend synthetic, but OMG it get's expensive. I jumped for joy when I...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-03-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 68,639
Posted By midfat
When you genuinely feel ashamed of yourself for...

When you genuinely feel ashamed of yourself for spooning on a set of street tires.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-25-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5,273
Views: 1,624,688
Posted By midfat
Can I just say. I about wet myself when pics of...

Can I just say. I about wet myself when pics of my "soon to arrive" 950SE skit plate arrived. Fresh out of the PC shop. Yum.

Thanks to Mike at MVMOTOVENTURE!!!
...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-19-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,715
Posted By midfat
The bean kit is optical (I think), so there's no...

The bean kit is optical (I think), so there's no physical contact between pump shaft and points. That short shudder sounds like the prime to pressurize the system upon powering up. About two seconds...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-19-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,715
Posted By midfat
Don't know exactly what you did, but if you are...

Don't know exactly what you did, but if you are this far into it, I would highly recommend just installing a Dr. Bean kit. It replaced the points altogether and it's a "lifetime" fix. It's really a...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-19-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,679
Posted By midfat
I just put a Squadron on my 450. I've yet to get...

I just put a Squadron on my 450. I've yet to get any quality trail time at night, but I can tell you that this light is at brighter than the Diablo HID I replaced, and the beam is WAY better. The...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-22-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,497
Posted By midfat
I used a dremel and cut the slots as well. Super...

I used a dremel and cut the slots as well. Super easy. Used the big honking 12" Craftsman screwdriver and they came right out. Don't recall if I cut slots in the ignition mount, but I don't recall...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-22-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By midfat
Wheel Fitment: ADV to SE

Need some help determining if these will fit my 950SE. There's a set of wheels for sale in the Flea Market that appear to have come off a 950ADV.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-20-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,781
Posted By midfat
On the gas! In most any situation, car or bike,...

On the gas! In most any situation, car or bike, a little throttle settles things down dramatically. It transfers the weight back and pushes the machine forward. Both are "forces of good." In the...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-15-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,319
Posted By midfat
Here's the mod to retrofit the tank vent for a...

Here's the mod to retrofit the tank vent for a tank bag. (Apologies for very dirty bike. I try to keep my 950 clean, but it tries harder to keep me dirty.)
...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-15-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,319
Posted By midfat
Brent, I also have the Safari and and tank bag. ...

Brent, I also have the Safari and and tank bag. Solution for me was a 29 cent part from the hardware store. Just go get a little 90* plastic elbow, cut the vent host about 1" above the tank cap,...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-04-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9,755
Views: 1,962,034
Posted By midfat
I installed the Scotts Damper on my 950SE last...

I installed the Scotts Damper on my 950SE last year. It was like magic. The bike was instantly tamed down on the freeway. The dreaded head shake all but vanished. Well, up until about 120 anyway, but...
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