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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,532
Posted By 5 speed
I did mount an 18 in the right side and the 21 in...

I did mount an 18 in the right side and the 21 in the left. I babypowdered them and put them in plastic bags to keep the rubber as fresh as possible. Im not that worried about the weight. By the...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-01-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,079
Posted By 5 speed
What kind of bike you riding. I am hitting up...

What kind of bike you riding. I am hitting up the endurocross as well.......
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By 5 speed
Well I am passionate about KTMs and the true...

Well I am passionate about KTMs and the true rally racers. But scarce parts and the fact I would have to sacrifice a current bike, doesnt seem likely
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By 5 speed
It looks good, havent spoken to the owner but if...

It looks good, havent spoken to the owner but if its an LC4 based motor I will pass. He is asking 6,400 or so.
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By 5 speed
anyone know anything about an 01 660 Rallye?

Found one for sale near me, twin low swept exhaust, I can see the number plate tanks in the pic, full fairing, looks like its got the roll book holder.

Is this motor any good or is it a paint...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-27-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,051
Posted By 5 speed
[QUOTE=where2next?;26249577] . "And heaven help...

[QUOTE=where2next?;26249577] . "And heaven help you if you need to service it or work on it in a parking lot. Its complex and difficult to wrench."



Your 950 990 is not a picnic when you have...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-25-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,079
Posted By 5 speed
I am headed up Friday 6th from Orlando. Going to...

I am headed up Friday 6th from Orlando. Going to the Endurocross that night. Then over to mainstreet to watch girls in wet tshirts, no shirts whatever and down a few brews while listening to old...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-14-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,417
Posted By 5 speed
so i replaced the rotors with Braking (front),...

so i replaced the rotors with Braking (front), and pads, rebuilt the cylinder, put new fluid after flushing and used one of those nice bleeders that put fluid in from the bleeder valve so it pushes...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 842,024
Posted By 5 speed
Called 'Tempting Fate' brother. Like standing...

Called 'Tempting Fate' brother. Like standing in a lightening storm with a a metal object in your hand held high and saying 'its not going to hit me!' :kboom
Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 842,024
Posted By 5 speed
Still say they have quite a few design issues to...

Still say they have quite a few design issues to overcome; the drivers are working way too hard. Beyond the suspension which I am sure in Dakar terms would be comparable to off the shelf Japanese...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 115,114
Posted By 5 speed
I have my Aerostitch Combat boots; best boots i...

I have my Aerostitch Combat boots; best boots i have ever owned. took a year to break in and around year two walking is very easy. Keep them treated and they are waterproof. Walk all day in them. ...
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 842,024
Posted By 5 speed
I dont know if its already been said (I am behind...

I dont know if its already been said (I am behind now) but the Peugeots look like the wheelbase is too short, a little too narrow and the tires are too large in diameter for the car (and they look...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 115,114
Posted By 5 speed
I hear you!!! And when you get to your 50s well,...

I hear you!!! And when you get to your 50s well, you will want all that for sure. I dont scrimp on my tent, or sleeping equipment because a good, dry nights sleep is essential (this isn't Survivor...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 115,114
Posted By 5 speed
Then and now!

Well alot has changed since 2007. Still have my little tent. I like it when I am doing a couple day run. For longer trips now (and on a 950 adventure) I have the Redverz tent. Yep, its got some...
Forum: Racing 12-25-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 192,370
Posted By 5 speed
Merry Christmas Fellows

And for Christmas I give you this:



Robby Gordon Hammering into Iquique :clap

What I would have given to be standing right there. :freaky The sheer music of a wide open V8; I mean how do...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,407
Posted By 5 speed
I do miss the point and shoot. I have been...

I do miss the point and shoot. I have been riding the 4 strokes for awhile now and its certainly easier to chug it in the sand than it will be to keep the 300 on the pipe; but I do miss that 2...
Forum: Racing 12-23-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 192,370
Posted By 5 speed
"But one thing I do feel, is that after 10 years...

"But one thing I do feel, is that after 10 years of "playing the game", RG now has a better understanding of all these "nuances"... ESPECIALLY after the "redneck supercharger" incidents... and now,...
Forum: Racing 12-21-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 192,370
Posted By 5 speed
In 2012 Johnny Campbell with him down Iquique...

In 2012 Johnny Campbell with him down Iquique said it was the scariest thing he had ever done- that from a guy that has won Baja over 10 times. He looked over at Robby like 'you dont expect me to...
Forum: Racing 12-20-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 192,370
Posted By 5 speed
*Regarding RG's program, his development of the...

*Regarding RG's program, his development of the Gordini/HST platform and he and the teams preparation/testing and "verbal aspirations" for 2015...

I think Robby is his best shot ever at pulling...
Forum: Racing 12-19-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 192,370
Posted By 5 speed
Even if you are not a Robby fan, to see the...

Even if you are not a Robby fan, to see the amount of effort and $$$$ going into these programs behind the scenes is worth watching for all you Dakar-nistas. Let alone the beautiful sound of 700+...
Forum: Racing 12-17-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 192,370
Posted By 5 speed
As one of the posters commented regarding the...

As one of the posters commented regarding the Bivouac and RVs, and some of the comforts and Dakar being soft.....


On that note, do you think that the tracks are laid out to accommodate the most...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,407
Posted By 5 speed
Great testimonial!!! I will normally do a 50...

Great testimonial!!! I will normally do a 50 mile loop in the forest and I need something thats not going to leave me stranded for potentially a 20 mile walk back to the truck.

I do need to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,407
Posted By 5 speed
Thanks for that, you have a good perspective. I...

Thanks for that, you have a good perspective. I really loved my 530; in a way the best bike I have owned that could do most everything in the world of dirt. I knew the first day I rode it in the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,407
Posted By 5 speed
Ridefreak, nice bike!!! GOOD TO HEAR ON THE...

Ridefreak, nice bike!!! GOOD TO HEAR ON THE COMPARISON BETWEEN THE 500.
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,407
Posted By 5 speed
Thanks Ridefreak! I found an 08 for 4K with 60...

Thanks Ridefreak! I found an 08 for 4K with 60 hours on it. I am trying to keep in the 3,500.00 price range (mainly so I dont have to sell my other two bikes)
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,407
Posted By 5 speed
KTM 300- history, which years are the good ones?

Yea, I posted this over in the 2 stroke section but no replies so I know you boys also have a 2 smoke leaning the corner, probably running castor oil too -(ah I love the smell of burning castor in...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 331
Posted By 5 speed
Can someone give me info on KTM 300 recent history

Hi there. I recently sold my 08 KTM 530. I miss it. However, I really dont miss the top heavy weight.

So, been wanting a 300. Best bike in the world??? Dont know but would like to find out....
Forum: Racing 12-11-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 192,370
Posted By 5 speed
Well only time and fate will tell. lts...

Well only time and fate will tell. lts definitely the best sounding entry in the race (on 4 wheels) and the motor sounds very angry :eek1. Hope luck is on his side and cool heads prevail. Besides...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-08-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,527
Posted By 5 speed
I guess my deal would be what will have to pay...

I guess my deal would be what will have to pay for it? $3,500.00 or less? Cause if its more than that you can find one with less miles (like 15-25K) and maybe farkled up pretty good so why dump...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-06-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,324
Posted By 5 speed
I think these might be the trick, I am skiddish...

I think these might be the trick, I am skiddish now of anything high up. The Arai is definitely the helmet for me ( I plan on purchasing a new XD4) and use it on my Harley as well if I am going on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,324
Posted By 5 speed
yea thats them. anybody have them on the 950...

yea thats them. anybody have them on the 950 and do they work?????
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,324
Posted By 5 speed
need a set of mirrors that sit low but work

Sorry been through several options and for my last trip had to put the stock lollipops on. They are in the perfect spot to see perfectly. However the wind turbulence they are creating on the side...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-05-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,438
Posted By 5 speed
Clearly a nice steering stabilizer is the best...

Clearly a nice steering stabilizer is the best thing you can add to your bike for the sand. About my 3rd Dirt Bike down here i finally got a GPR for the 530. Have one now on the 950. I have been...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 87,567
Posted By 5 speed
Lyndon, great stuff!!! Just got though all the...

Lyndon, great stuff!!! Just got though all the episodes and its fantastic!

I have a question, since you have the 690 you are traveling on, do you miss the 950? How is that single cylinder on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-27-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,443
Posted By 5 speed
I have seen these (guess in 1190 sizes) ...

I have seen these (guess in 1190 sizes)
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/shinko-804805-big-block-adventure-touring-tires

dont know how similar the Shinko and Kenda are?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-27-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,719
Views: 202,072
Posted By 5 speed
[QUOTE Maybe that elusive sub-400lb, 12"...

[QUOTE Maybe that elusive sub-400lb, 12" suspension, $10,000 unicorn the inmates were asking for? :thumbup :rofl[/QUOTE]

Exactly!!! even better, the suspension adjusts to 6" for the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-27-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,719
Views: 202,072
Posted By 5 speed
I do love the 950 for what it is, and don't...

I do love the 950 for what it is, and don't intend on parting with mine, especially after building it for the last 3 years. I have a new water pump and fuel pump sitting in boxes awaiting...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-27-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 100,240
Posted By 5 speed
Interesting to read about the screen problems on...

Interesting to read about the screen problems on the 1190. My 950 has a cut down screen after a bunch of money spent trying various options. I had a Cal Sci on there when I bought it but felt it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-23-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,678
Posted By 5 speed
Wow what a beautiful piece!!! See now thats...

Wow what a beautiful piece!!! See now thats what Im talking about.
Forum: Europe 11-11-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By 5 speed
and once you are done with the sights in Belgium,...

and once you are done with the sights in Belgium, take the two hour train ride to Amsterdam and get off at Centraal Station. From there you can go to the Red Light district, museums etc. Lots to...
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