950 S-new look, new mods, new year

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by cjracer, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. willnevergrowup

    willnevergrowup Long timer

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    Hey...I've been there!! Did you make any snow angels any where??:D

    Looks really nice!! When do you get the painted pieces back??
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  2. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    No, I was afraid I'd freeze to the ground, it was -2F out, but the sun felt so good.

    Those are still the stock rear panels. Maybe Feb-March sometime I'll get it done. Still waiting for some plastics from KTM to ship.

    We now have another 8" of snow here, should be interesting again this weekend. I was surprised how well the rear Kings tire worked. Some of those hills in the woods are steep and it clawed right up them, the Rekluse was a big help too.:thumb
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  3. RXV_Poor

    RXV_Poor Been here awhile

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    cjracer thanks for sharing the info and for the inspiration. I like the switch mod. Can I get your permission to steal it?
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  4. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Go ahead, it wasn't my idea originally.:freakyFree for the taking.:ricky
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  5. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    We got back from Mexico tonight. It was a great two weeks. The 950 worked great, the Rekluse update was unbelievable. Not one issue riding two up w/ luggage in Copper Canyon. It saw a lot of off road mountain use and hard work, never failed to impress. More pics and bike modification pros and cons coming soon.:wink:

    jud's report
    http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=37827

    I was going south to get out of the snow.:dunno
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  6. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    NO tire spin w/ good throttle control and a Rekluse. -more later.:ricky
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  7. DakarBlues

    DakarBlues One-everythinged man

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    A gorgeous Urban Assault Vehicle you got yourself here CJ.

    By the way where did you get your clutch cover?
    Is it glass-window or just molded (make believe)?
    Or is it home-brew, made in CJ?
    If so how much?
    If not where, how much?

    Thanks
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  8. forsyth793

    forsyth793 Been here awhile

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    Could you give us a Link.....

    Thanks
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  9. willnevergrowup

    willnevergrowup Long timer

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    If you look at cjracers sig line you will see the clutch cover thread along with the other cool stuff he makes!
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  10. Pete156

    Pete156 I love to eat!

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    I noticed these tracks weren't made by the Kings tires. Did you take them off?
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  11. willnevergrowup

    willnevergrowup Long timer

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    By the way Craig...Welcome back!! I noticed you are posting at 1:36am...isn't that a little late to be standing in you front yard with your laptop and garbage can???:lol3
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  12. 1stiski

    1stiski Ride that nasty thing

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    I wana know how those KINGS work, a detailed write up would be appreciated. I like the $$ of them for sure, and they have a nice dualsport tread.
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  13. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    You are correct. I have two rear rim setups, so I ran a 150 TKC for this trip again. I used that same tire last year and it worked well. I tend to go w/ what I know on trips like this. I will be swapping the Kings setup back on soon and continue the testing.....when the snow and ice lets up.:baldy
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  14. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Yes, it would be.....but I have that fixed now.:wink: I was inside by a warm fire. :thumb I guess after being on the road for 36hrs straight confused my body and I was not tired.
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  15. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    They do have a nice tread. I got them from here. I only have the rear mounted up so far. When my front TKC is shot I'll mount up the front.
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  16. pburke

    pburke Talks more than he rides

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    CJ,

    Any more miles since then? I'm getting cabin feever here and need to do something on the bike before the ice melts off the roads. New fuel pump would be a nice little project. I have all the plumbing in place as well from that other Facet pump...
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  17. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Check out the last page:D , I have about 2,000 miles on it now. Just got back from Mexico.
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  18. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Better late than never.

    Jan 31-Feb 16 2008

    I went to Copper Canyon w/ a group of dual sport riders from WI, MN and KS.

    Bike setup: 2006 950 S ADV loaded bike in trailer w/ 26,950 miles.

    Tires- New TKC 80s front and rear 150/80-18 rear. 35 psi front and rear.
    Gearing- 16/45

    New updates/mods since last year-

    -Rekluse clutch
    -Aqualline 12gal. tanks
    -Modified SW motech Crash bars to fit around tanks
    -Rebuilt water pump (just to ease my mind)
    -Clear clutch cover R&D
    -Black anodize Rack finish off road test
    -SE fork springs
    -Head2wind jetting and UNI air filter mod

    We left Thurs night around 5pm w/ Andrew in his Tahoe and trailer. We made it to Peru IL in about 3hrs. We drove into a very bad freezing rain/ice storm and after having the truck and trailer sliding across two lanes of freeway we decided to hold up for the night. Ordered pizza and had some beers.

    Fri-

    We headed out around 8am and went west to try and get out of the snow belt. It added some miles but finally in MO we got to some better roads. We drove straight through to Presidio TX and got there Sat afternoon.

    Stayed at Three Palms Hotel. Not a bad place.

    Our original plan was to get there Fri night and ride Big Bend on Sat.

    Sat-

    We met up w/ Chuck. He was in TX already staying at another hotel down the road on 67. This will be his first time. Our second. I had forgotten my original title.:baldy All I had was a copy, so that night I was sweating it a lot about crossing the next morn. There were others at the hotel that could not get through w/ a copy earlier that day, so it was not looking good.

    Katie (my fiance) and I decided to try at 6am (3rd shift) to try our luck. If we could not get across, we'd wait for my original to get sent down and catch up w/ the group in a few days, not the end of the world, just a pain.

    Sun- Cloudy and 50F

    We get to the Presidio/Ojinga border around 6:30.

    Papers/Items needed to cross.

    -Passport( makes life much easier, everyone will need one soon anyways )
    -Original bike title
    -Credit Card

    We first need to go to the office to get ourselves imported and fill out the paper work. Then you head over to the Vehicle import booth to get the bike in. The take your bike title, make a copy and your personal import papers. Verify some stuff on the computer and charge your credit card for deposit of about $400 or so. (Mastercard/Visa) Last year I didn't take a credit card they accepted, so I paid in cash. When you leave/check your vehicle out they refund you cash/cancel you credit card deposit.

    In about an hr. we had made it through the border.:thumb We were about 2 hrs ahead of the others and nothing was open at the border, so we headed to Chihuahua to wait for the others while the sun rose up behind us. Normally we exchange some cash ($500 or so) ,but we were gassed up and could make it to Chihuahua w/ out needing a stop. About 150 miles. We would be riding two-up, if you didn't get that yet.

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    We made it to the Hotel Maria Delorus around 11am. It was sunny and 70F. We unloaded and headed out to exchange some money, get some food and check out the local area.

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    It was great to be in Mexico.:ricky

    That afternoon the rest of the group showed up.

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    We headed out for some food and watch the Super Bowl at a local bar. The locals seamed to really like the Giants. Good thing they won.
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  19. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Mon- Feb 4

    Our plan was to head to Basaseachi Falls. Katie and I had not seen that last year so we headed west while the rest of the group was heading SWest to Nonoava via a more difficult dirt route.

    We left at 10:30. It was sunny that day but very windy, most in the group thought maybe 50mph crosswinds. Not fun on a bike across the open plains. I filled the tanks to the top in Cuautemoc, 12:30, to help from getting blown around and it helped, but what a workout keeping it in my lane. We took the free road that loops north. It's a nice ride and we had not done that yet.

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    Katie called before we headed to the falls to make sure the cabins were available. This is not the prime season, and she got them to have one ready for us. Her Spanish is very good and a huge help.

    We arrived at Rancho San Lorenzo at 4pm, it was 55F.

    We stayed here. $80 a night. Solar/battery powered lights. Propane heat and log fireplace. 2 twin beds/ and hot water for the shower.

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    They had no food there this time of year so we rode to town 20 mins away to eat before it got to dark and made it to the falls that night, then back to the cabin.

    246 meters tall
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    I got the fire going and it was very cozy. I loaded up on extra logs for the fire from the wood shed hoping that it would be enough for the night.

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    When we headed off to bed it was getting colder and clouds were coming over, at 7,500 ft that could not be a good thing.:scratch

    210 miles that day, headed to bed at 8:30, long day.
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  20. Pete156

    Pete156 I love to eat!

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    Great stuff, keep it comin
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