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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-01-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,270
Posted By therivermonster
Hi Kelly! I missed your post until now. I hope...

Hi Kelly! I missed your post until now. I hope you and Matt are doing well. I'm stoked about the new 990. I absolutely love it. Erik has one now too, so we are rollin' in style again. He sold the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-30-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,572
Posted By therivermonster
I'm In...

I'm doing the same to my DR650 motor right now, and I don't think I would hesitate doing a total take down and necessary replacement of parts on the LC8 when needed in the future as well. Of course...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-30-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By therivermonster
Thanks for all the great ideas, guys! Alex with...

Thanks for all the great ideas, guys! Alex with Konflict said that he would look into his fabricator adjusting the sidestand to the correct length, so we'll see how that turn out. If that doesn't pan...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By therivermonster
Sidestand Lengthening

Good morning!

Soon my 990 standard suspension will be with Konflict to be raised to 245mm. I'll need to extend my sidestand in order to compensate for the added height of the bike. My Google...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-11-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,726
Posted By therivermonster
Burnin' Miles...

I recently did a fly and ride from Little Rock, AR to Seattle, WA. I only had 6 days to complete the trip, and I missed so much in that 2800 miles. I hated putting in as many miles as I did. This was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-19-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,331
Posted By therivermonster
To reconfirm; I have tried the clutch switch...

To reconfirm; I have tried the clutch switch circuit open and closed by using the wires, not the switch. The side stand seems to be working correctly based on my testing.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-19-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,331
Posted By therivermonster
OK, I'll try to explain a little better what is...

OK, I'll try to explain a little better what is going on. The sidestand switch appears to be working properly because it shuts the engine off if I put the sidestand down when the bike is in gear. I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-18-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,331
Posted By therivermonster
Only Starting in Neutral...

Good morning, everyone! I just picked up my new to me 2010 last weekend and rode it home to WA. The RR is coming soon. The bike runs great, but it will only start in neutral. If it's in gear and I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-05-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,954
Posted By therivermonster
Cry Yeah, I have discounted the Yellowstone/Glacier...

Yeah, I have discounted the Yellowstone/Glacier route a week or so ago due to closed roads not opening. The snow is really doing a job on my route planning, but I'll make due. From AR, I'm heading NW...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-30-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 84,839
Posted By therivermonster
When I said that I thought it missed "the mark"...

When I said that I thought it missed "the mark" that mark would be, in my mind, a bike that would promote an Adventure Motorcycling brand well. If they wanted to promote the Mad Max movies, then...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-29-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 84,839
Posted By therivermonster
I certainly appreciate the planning and the skill...

I certainly appreciate the planning and the skill involved in the fab work, but for me it just doesn't hit the spot. The bike seems disproportionate, and doesn't scream "adventure" to me in any way....
Forum: Vendors 04-28-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,851
Posted By therivermonster
They look (and read) like a nice product. I have...

They look (and read) like a nice product. I have a 2500 mile fly and ride coming up in a couple weeks and your bags will be along for the ride. I'll report back.

Thanks again!
Forum: Vendors 04-28-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,851
Posted By therivermonster
Order placed today for the 990 bags and a tool...

Order placed today for the 990 bags and a tool bag. Do you know when they will ship?

Thanks!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-24-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,954
Posted By therivermonster
"Butler Maps – motorcycle maps for riders by...

"Butler Maps – motorcycle maps for riders by riders. :clap:clap:clap

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=598717?


The Butler maps are on order. I should receive them tomorrow in...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-23-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,954
Posted By therivermonster
I think these special rocks clearly makes the...

I think these special rocks clearly makes the phrase "lazy as a rock" invalid.

There. Now we killed two birds with one stone!:rofl

Anyhow, we have used the Butler maps on the WABDR, and I have...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-22-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,954
Posted By therivermonster
From my understanding (and I've done a fair...

From my understanding (and I've done a fair amount of research), they don't necessary require more maintenance, but the maintenance does take more time. After all, they are over engineered European...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,184
Posted By therivermonster
Fly and ride continued...

Good morning, everyone!

I have continued this Fly and Ride adventure in the Ride Reports section. Check it out here! (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26632321#post26632321)
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-22-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,954
Posted By therivermonster
Route planning continued...

Here are the route options that I have in mind.

http://advblane.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/990-Awakening-Trip/i-hVf6zmK/0/L/Yellowstone-L.jpg...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-20-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,954
Posted By therivermonster
Hey bigdon! Why wasn't it fun on a bike in...

Hey bigdon! Why wasn't it fun on a bike in Yellowstone? Thanks!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-20-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,954
Posted By therivermonster
Will Travel for Koolaid, a KTM 990 Adventure

Hi folks! My long time ride and love, a 2005 DR650 has finally been taken out of commission for a while. On March 4th of this year I was heading south from Seattle on I5 when we were rear ended....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-18-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,184
Posted By therivermonster
Fly and Ride is On!

I have decided that the fly and ride would be the best way to go, so it's on! :evil

I have a lot of planning to do, and I have a few questions that you all might be able to help with.

1. The...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-17-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,184
Posted By therivermonster
I received this text message from the seller...

I received this text message from the seller yesterday afternoon.


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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-16-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,184
Posted By therivermonster
Here's the big girl just waiting for some lovin....

Here's the big girl just waiting for some lovin. You can tell by how shiny she is that she hasn't gotten much lovin yet. We'll fix that together.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-15-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,184
Posted By therivermonster
I'm pretty set on the fly and ride option if I...

I'm pretty set on the fly and ride option if I can get the time off work. Otherwise I'll probably have it shipped.

Edit: I see the 990 ADV only has one pump with the paper filter and tea bag...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-14-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,184
Posted By therivermonster
Wow!!! I am truly amazed at all the great...

Wow!!! I am truly amazed at all the great responses. Thank you all so much.

The bike is a 2010 990 ADV with less than 600 miles on it, and it's in great condition; like new in fact. I wouldn't be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-14-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,184
Posted By therivermonster
Thanks for the info. This is good stuff to think...

Thanks for the info. This is good stuff to think about.

I have considered the shipping option, which I've never done. Does that option usually work out successfully for most folks?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-14-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,184
Posted By therivermonster
990 ADV Fly and Ride Questions

I have recently worked a deal with an owner of a stock 990, however it's some 2300 miles from home. I am considering all the ways to get it back home, and the fly and ride option comes to mind. The...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-13-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,270
Posted By therivermonster
Wow! This is good news. I guess I'll fit in just...

Wow! This is good news. I guess I'll fit in just fine with all you misfits. Thanks for all the great replies!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-13-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,270
Posted By therivermonster
950/990 ADV Riders, How Tall Are You

I'm 5'9", 5'10" on a good day and on the brink of my first 990 ADV purchase. I'm curious how tall all you other riders are, and how comfortable you are on the bike standing and sitting on road and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-07-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 57,364
Posted By therivermonster
Well damnit!

I have very enthusiastically been following your thread with plans to pick a 990 of my own soon, and then you go and sell it off?!

My day is ruined...

Enjoy the new bike, and thanks for the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-07-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Posted By therivermonster
990 Future Parts Availability...

I am very seriously considering a 990 ADV. Because they aren't made any longer, what is the outlook of parts availability 5 or 10 years down the road?

Thanks everyone!
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By therivermonster
I took the head down to Woody at Action Cycles in...

I took the head down to Woody at Action Cycles in Tacoma yesterday afternoon. He is a great guy, been at his trade for 20 plus years in the shop he is in now. Anyhow, we had a great chat about the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By therivermonster
Thanks, JJXTRider! The DR is an 05 has...

Thanks, JJXTRider!

The DR is an 05 has almost 46K miles on it so far. It wouldn't have the paper base gasket, however I think that I'll still pull the cylinder and have it specked and honed.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By therivermonster
DR650 Top End Rebuild

Life has been great with my trusty DR650. The bike has never let me down, and has taken me everywhere I have wanted to go. They are great bikes!...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-30-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 105,460
Posted By therivermonster
Great report!

Thank you for sharing your experiences. It does take a lot of time, but there really isn't a better way to remember your trip.

Keep it up and be safe.
Forum: Face Plant 03-08-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,160
Posted By therivermonster
I followed up with my regular doctors office...

I followed up with my regular doctors office yesterday. He wasn't able to tell me anything new, just confirmed what the ER doctor told me, and asked me what happened. I have had numbness in my right...
Forum: Face Plant 03-06-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,160
Posted By therivermonster
Rearended: How to Deal With Insurance Co.

Hi friends! I was on the way home from work on Wednesday heading South on I5 from Seattle on my DR 650. I slowed for traffic ahead when all of a sudden WAM, a big red pickup truck rear ends me...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 111,196
Views: 22,600,449
Posted By therivermonster
What would I be looking for here?

What would I be looking for here?
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 111,196
Views: 22,600,449
Posted By therivermonster
Cold Starting and Idling Problems

Hey folks! I have an 06 DR that I have put a bit over 45K miles on so far. The last few thousand miles the bike has been hard to start cold, but ran fine after it warmed up. A few days ago, I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-13-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4,210
Views: 2,301,830
Posted By therivermonster
Read the thread.:huh

Read the thread.:huh
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