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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-10-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,650
Posted By moosnutz
Not sure about differences between model years...

Not sure about differences between model years (ABS maybe?), but I was recently looking at a new 2012 at my dealership & they were asking $13,999. I think $10,999 for a new 2010 is pretty good,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-09-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By moosnutz
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-08-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,953
Posted By moosnutz
Bought my 990 after having owned Suzuki and...

Bought my 990 after having owned Suzuki and Kawasaki 650 thumpers. I had lusted after the big KTM since they first came out & so decided 'what the hell'. I bought the bike planning to get it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-04-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,670
Posted By moosnutz
Update

Got the exhaust on (finally). Install was a snap - took a little over 2 hours total (first exhaust install), including removing plastic/bits. Everything lined-up/fit perfectly & there was no hassle...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-20-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,670
Posted By moosnutz
How about anti-seize? I was planning to lightly...

How about anti-seize? I was planning to lightly coat all fasteners. Also, should I use some hi-temp silicone gasket anywhere, or should I be good to go without? Just want to have all my bases...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-13-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,670
Posted By moosnutz
Excellent, thanks! Did you order the spark...

Excellent, thanks! Did you order the spark arrestors directly from LV?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-12-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,670
Posted By moosnutz
Yep, got the grommet and set screw out but the...

Yep, got the grommet and set screw out but the baffle absolutely will NOT budge. I'll try the broomhandle trick,
thanks.

:freaky
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-12-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,622
Posted By moosnutz
Game - Have you tried wearing a good back belt? I...

Game - Have you tried wearing a good back belt? I wear a kidney/back belt on longer rides & it does a great job of keeping some of the stress off of the lower back. A good one will only set you back...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-11-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,670
Posted By moosnutz
Exhaust install - Any tips?

Hey Gents - Getting ready to install some Leo Vince cans on the bike. Any tips I should be aware of beforehand for making it go smoothly? Also, can't seem to get the baffles out. Do I risk damage...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-28-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,989
Posted By moosnutz
Tomane - Just as an FYI, I recently...

Tomane - Just as an FYI, I recently checked/cleaned mine for the first time & that little bugger was a real pain to extract once I had un-screwed it. Not sure if it was my technique or the fact that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 73,171
Posted By moosnutz
Great work! Very clean install.

Great work! Very clean install.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-17-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,420
Posted By moosnutz
You know the rule; Gotta post pictures or it...

You know the rule; Gotta post pictures or it didn't happen!

Just kidding. Congrats on an awesome machine! :clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-15-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,391
Posted By moosnutz
Excellent links, thanks. I have officially added...

Excellent links, thanks. I have officially added 'suspension' to the "Don't know a damn thing about" list. Time to start me some learnin!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-15-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,391
Posted By moosnutz
Hmm.. That's what my wife is always telling...

Hmm.. That's what my wife is always telling me....

:D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-14-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,391
Posted By moosnutz
Thanks for all the help, Guys - I think it's...

Thanks for all the help, Guys - I think it's starting to sort itself out. I noticed a bit more stability from the front this morning on the way in to work after dropping air pressure to 32 front /...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-13-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,391
Posted By moosnutz
I pumped up the pre load a couple of turns on the...

I pumped up the pre load a couple of turns on the way home today & it did seem to help a little. Will drop air pressure by a couple of pounds tomorrow to see if I get a better feel. Just for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-13-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,391
Posted By moosnutz
Thanks, Viverrid - I'm only comparing the feel...

Thanks, Viverrid - I'm only comparing the feel to, specifically, a KLR (I know, I know). I will say that the KLR felt much more planted in the front end, leaving me with much more confidence. The...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-13-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,391
Posted By moosnutz
uhh...... that's why I'm asking questions here. ...

uhh...... that's why I'm asking questions here. :huh

Thanks for your constructive input, though.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-13-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,391
Posted By moosnutz
Yep, front acts up even at factory settings.

Yep, front acts up even at factory settings.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-13-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,391
Posted By moosnutz
This is great, thanks! .....somebody...

This is great, thanks!

.....somebody could devote an entire lifetime to studying suspension dynamics. LOTS to learn. :freaky
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-13-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,391
Posted By moosnutz
Running max on sidewall right now.

Running max on sidewall right now.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-13-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,391
Posted By moosnutz
Thanks. I feel like my grip is fairly relaxed...

Thanks. I feel like my grip is fairly relaxed going into turns, but I'll be sure to make mental note of it. Interesting point on the rear preload - I actually have it cranked all the way down right...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-13-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,391
Posted By moosnutz
Thumbs down Help. Front end woes

No matter how much I tweek & adjust the fork settings and play with different air pressure in the front tire, my front end feels unstable and "floaty" - especially at higher speeds. It can be a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-09-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,985
Posted By moosnutz
Woo hoo! What a beauty! Diggin the blue. :clap

Woo hoo! What a beauty! Diggin the blue. :clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-09-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By moosnutz
Yep! I recently discovered the Bulleit & it's...

Yep! I recently discovered the Bulleit & it's good stuff. Sadly, the bottle in the picture is no more... :freaky
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-08-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By moosnutz
Oooh La La! Look at these! ...

Oooh La La! Look at these!
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu39/moosnutz/KTM/IMG_20120730_094219.jpg

Not really much to do here.... and wouldn't know what to do if there was. I thought about...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-08-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By moosnutz
Replaced the fan/thermo switch with a cooler one....

Replaced the fan/thermo switch with a cooler one. Bike was running hot still - even after drain/flush with Engine Ice. Hopefully this switch will help. Two minute job. Nice....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-08-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By moosnutz
First tech day - solo

Got the bike a few weeks ago and did the first service last weekend. Did all the items in the manual except for plugging her in to check for codes after. I figure if the bike started flashing...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-08-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19,138
Views: 7,863,479
Posted By moosnutz
Before heading up to Silverton on Saturday. I...

Before heading up to Silverton on Saturday. I don't have cases yet, so had to improvise. :D Worked ok. Weight seemedto ride just a bit high at speed.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-03-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By moosnutz
Excellent, thanks Guys. Looks like I do have...

Excellent, thanks Guys. Looks like I do have some options!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-03-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By moosnutz
Alternate rear tube size in an emergency?

Hey Guys - Leaving for a 'spur-of-the-moment' camping trip & need some tubes. As the bike is only a few weeks old I haven't yet had the chance to assemble all the proper kit. The single bike shop...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-01-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,635
Posted By moosnutz
Hey Dogtown - The dealer up here in Santa Fe (SF...

Hey Dogtown - The dealer up here in Santa Fe (SF Motorsports) does carry the full KTM line now, so they might be able to help you with parts if you need anything. Their number is 505-438-1888 if you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-28-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,121
Posted By moosnutz
Thanks Guys - Will go ahead & do the 15 min idle....

Thanks Guys - Will go ahead & do the 15 min idle. Wasn't sure if there was any reason why I wouldn't want to.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-28-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,121
Posted By moosnutz
15 min idle after battery disco?

no fruit did the search serve.

Just wondering if it's advisable to do the 15 min procedure after disconnecting the battery?
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,148
Posted By moosnutz
I had an '09 that was built early in the year...

I had an '09 that was built early in the year (Feb). It never burned a drop of oil and I never had a blinker fall off. The rubber bits do suck, though. The KLR650 is a great bike for the price.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,237
Posted By moosnutz
Sac1 - I've had both bikes. For a 100 mile...

Sac1 - I've had both bikes. For a 100 mile commute that involves interstate, I would vote KLR. Specifically, a 2008+ KLR as they're a bit more 'refined' over the first generation (better wind...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-26-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By moosnutz
Thanks, BigK - This is good info. I will...

Thanks, BigK - This is good info. I will definitely try to track some down.
:freaky
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-25-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By moosnutz
Interesting. Is this silicone-based? I will do...

Interesting. Is this silicone-based? I will do some research on this. I would hesitate to spray it all over - worry about it making things too slippery.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-25-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By moosnutz
Roger that on drilling a hole in the swingarm.

Roger that on drilling a hole in the swingarm.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-24-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By moosnutz
Excellent, thanks! .......... now I just have...

Excellent, thanks! .......... now I just have to find one of those canisters..
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