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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Today, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By mcstark
Jebus...glad it wasn't worse. I didn't see any...

Jebus...glad it wasn't worse. I didn't see any oil or gravel. Any thoughts on what made the back break loose?

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-28-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,360
Posted By mcstark
Well Chuck, your bike got a little closer to me. ...

Well Chuck, your bike got a little closer to me. :D

I'll make sure to ride wheelies around Lowville when I get up there.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-23-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By mcstark
Well done! :freaky Finding it missing would...

Well done! :freaky

Finding it missing would really put a damper on your day.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-22-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By mcstark
Touratech makes a nice two bottle holder. Not...

Touratech makes a nice two bottle holder. Not sure how it mates up to the Gobi cases, but it works nice on their stuff.

NKL - I would drill a hole in your mount and create a leash with a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-20-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,360
Posted By mcstark
He'll be back after he sees my bike. LOL!!! ...

He'll be back after he sees my bike. LOL!!!

Thanks for all the input Chuck! If I do an Adirondack shake down run, I'll drop you a line.

Ride on! :ricky
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-17-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,097
Posted By mcstark
I ran E07's on my 1150GS the last year I owned...

I ran E07's on my 1150GS the last year I owned it. Decent tire with good road manners and hooked up good in the dirt. I would be concerned about any tire on a heavy GS on the Dalton in the wet, so...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By mcstark
The Valparaiso is nice. I don't believe in 100%...

The Valparaiso is nice. I don't believe in 100% waterproof so I carry Frogg Toggs.
I was in a 15 min frog chocker in October and I was pretty dry.

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-06-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By mcstark
They come with the Factory Pro jet kit. Anyone...

They come with the Factory Pro jet kit. Anyone have one laying around? I did a bunch of searches and came up empty.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-06-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By mcstark
Vegas is correct. I moved my right mirror off...

Vegas is correct. I moved my right mirror off the master cylinder and used an M10 x 1.25 RAM ball in it's place. I figure I can mount my Contour there.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-04-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,267
Posted By mcstark
:baldy: :stupid:

:baldy:




:stupid:
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-04-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,395
Posted By mcstark
Meh. I read it. It's an interesting...

Meh. I read it. It's an interesting conversation piece, and definitely addresses the biggest shortcoming of the KLR. But I wouldn't say I'd rather have a modded KLR than a KTM. Just not gonna...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-04-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,001
Posted By mcstark
35k. I didn't even look at them when I pulled...

35k. I didn't even look at them when I pulled the stock cans. I knew I had new ones on hand and used them.

I'm sure the old ones were fine, but with my luck if I planned to re-use them they...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,001
Posted By mcstark
I bought new ones for the install of my new cans....

I bought new ones for the install of my new cans. I was ordered other parts and figured what the hell. If I didn't buy new ones the old one would have disintegrated upon removal.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11,638
Views: 2,512,105
Posted By mcstark
Rocky Mountains? :ear If so, I'll be...

Rocky Mountains? :ear

If so, I'll be interested in your experience with them. They're on my short list for soft bags when the time comes.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,859
Posted By mcstark
I've heard of that one, but I'm a tinkerer at...

I've heard of that one, but I'm a tinkerer at heart. My original aluminum pushrod looked pretty pristine, but a critical wear item is not the place to save weight. The new steel one went in and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,859
Posted By mcstark
You get this guy sorted yet? Sent from the...

You get this guy sorted yet?

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-02-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,938
Posted By mcstark
BBF - Thank you! It's pretty good. I always use...

BBF - Thank you! It's pretty good. I always use it with the garage door open 6 inches or so. It doesn't heat up the whole space so I still layer up. It helps keep my hands warm.

Sent from the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-01-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By mcstark
The exhausts will do that. Nothing unusual...

The exhausts will do that. Nothing unusual there.

My 950 doesn't always fire on the first try, but almost always on the second try.

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-01-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,938
Posted By mcstark
I snapped a couple more pics today to send off to...

I snapped a couple more pics today to send off to PJ's. I used my wife's point-n-shoot, which is obviously much better than cell phone pics.

Here you can see the WD40 residue still on the pipes. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,938
Posted By mcstark
And the videos I mentioned: Before ...

And the videos I mentioned:

Before
http://vid596.photobucket.com/albums/tt46/markcstark/Forum%20Pics/KTM/MOV00A_zpsu5ndke4o.mp4

After...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,938
Posted By mcstark
Chuck - Tank top heater for a 20 lb propane tank....

Chuck - Tank top heater for a 20 lb propane tank. I bought it at Harbor Freight a couple years ago. It doesn't get the entire garage warm, but within 3-4 feet it's nice. I stop every couple of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,938
Posted By mcstark
Despite the bitter cold, I made enough time to...

Despite the bitter cold, I made enough time to get the MIVV's installed. Of any upgrade, this is probably the easiest once you understand the process.

The install went pretty straightforward,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11,638
Views: 2,512,105
Posted By mcstark
Today the beast was unleashed a bit. My...

Today the beast was unleashed a bit. My neighbors and fellow riders may not like it, but ohhh boy do I love it!!!
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 626,369
Posted By mcstark
Does the front wheel only touch the ground when...

Does the front wheel only touch the ground when parked?? DAMN!!!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By mcstark
Sounds like a party to me! ...

Sounds like a party to me!
:clap:killen:viking:drif
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,938
Posted By mcstark
Happy birthday to me!!!

My early birthday present arrived today!

http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt46/markcstark/Forum%20Pics/KTM/IMG_20150129_180855_zpsf6smeplt.jpg...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-29-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By mcstark
Heated grips should consume 3 Amps max. The GPS...

Heated grips should consume 3 Amps max. The GPS draws less than 1 Amp. If you have carb heaters, they probably draw 2 Amps - can someone confirm?

So you're at 6 Amps on a circuit that will...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,938
Posted By mcstark
Joe - The fiche is where I saw the bushing/washer...

Joe - The fiche is where I saw the bushing/washer and hardware.

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,938
Posted By mcstark
Did it come with the hardware and bushing? ...

Did it come with the hardware and bushing?

For $12 I may just take a chance and see which I like better.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,236
Posted By mcstark
This makes me so glad I purchased MIVV instead of...

This makes me so glad I purchased MIVV instead of FMF, and that I don't live in Kalifornia - although NY tends to follow what the Republik does.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,938
Posted By mcstark
Joe - Thank you! How long ago did you order it? ...

Joe - Thank you! How long ago did you order it? I'm think it's not available anymore. Or on backorder.

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,938
Posted By mcstark
Chuck - Maybe leave it open...maybe not. I might...

Chuck - Maybe leave it open...maybe not. I might have a bolt in my old spares kit.

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-27-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,938
Posted By mcstark
Ten days with no updates...what the hell?!! ...

Ten days with no updates...what the hell?!! Well, it's as cold as that outside, but parts have been slowly trickling in. I think most of my electrical stuff will wait for a warm rainy early Spring...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By mcstark
+1000 This part made me cautious, but it...

+1000

This part made me cautious, but it went very smoothly. Took a couple hours for the kitchen to stop smelling like BMW Airhead. :huh
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By mcstark
As for flushing the oil system: buy some cheap...

As for flushing the oil system: buy some cheap a$$ oil in the right viscosity range, and then your preferred oil and an oil filter kit. Most dismiss the KTM kit, but this bike is new to you - as is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-24-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By mcstark
Sounds like a short somewhere. ACC1 is constant...

Sounds like a short somewhere. ACC1 is constant on IIRC. There will be some parasitic draw so I wouldn't do it. I would trace the circuit and find the fault.

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-20-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,563
Posted By mcstark
I was wondering how the E-07 Dakar would be. I...

I was wondering how the E-07 Dakar would be. I used them on my 1150GS and I finally gave up and took it to a shop. They are my favorite 50/50 tire, but the 150-cross section is a tubeless only,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,693
Posted By mcstark
B-E-A-Utiful! I loved the pimped out suede...

B-E-A-Utiful! I loved the pimped out suede Renazco. Makes me think I need to send mine in for a new cover. :evil
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,012
Posted By mcstark
Maybe the OP still hasn't found one Chuck. :lol3

Maybe the OP still hasn't found one Chuck. :lol3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-18-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,680
Posted By mcstark
Just something else to fail. I love the...

Just something else to fail. I love the simplicity of my 950 Adv. Not much to fail...at least not much that can't be fixed.
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