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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by dgrs2, Dec 17, 2004.
Being way too lazy to do a RR, here's a couple of pictures from the annual jaunt, this year to the Pyrenees, and followed (pretty much) road books from : http://pagesperso-orange.fr/vibraction/index.htm numbers 1 and 3.
Trying for that "alone and AdvRider-y" look:
Just having fun:
I can throughly recommend the road books - we did about 300 - 400 miles of off road which we'd never have found ourselves.
Looks great Cyborg! Just wanted to get a quick update. Are you still running your tubeless set-up on this bike successfully? If so, I'm going to go down your path soon.
Brent, yes I'm still running tubeless and did for this trip too, running 22-25psi on OEM rims. No problems. Just a few rim dents I pounded out, no air loss. Running tubeless limits the knobby tire brands/models you can use because you have to run a true tubeless tire. I chose the Metzeler Karoo T, largest rear is a 140, but they worked just as well as TKC-80's and quieter on the pavement. So far they have held up well to really sharp desert rock impacts, decent but not great in sand -- like TKC-80's, and have worn well on the highway because the tubeless setup runs the tires cooler so they last longer. I didn't wear the Karoo's out like some say they have in 500-1000 miles even though I was riding some very rough surfaces... those folks must be spinning the tires uselessly all the time... easy to do with the 990 and yes I know it's fun .
No RR yet, I'm still tired I'll git round to 'it eventually...
No Applegate Trail, several hours South of there, but I know that area too. We went direct East from Carson City on the real Pony Express Trail. Only critters I saw were cows, coyotes, deer at night and an owl. It was hunting season too, so the big critters were probably hiding...:huh Nevada does have great offroad riding.
That looks awesome,nice job.
Congrat's Jim, that even better than the 990 S blue Dakar style.
Way to go!
a beauty !
wheels ? tubeless ?
Yeah, what's the deal (brand) on the wheels? Looks like a set of BMW wheels to me. :huh
Woody's laces our hubs to BMW tubeless wheels. They could also be caponard wheels.
Range Rd 52A (aka McLean Creek) Tuesday Oct 6th. Just south of Bragg Creek Alberta.
It had snowed here about 2 days prior.
A bit slipper, but managed to keep her upright.
Looks sexy when she's dirty
caponard wheels laced to ktm hubs from woody's wheel works
Capo wheels are outer-laced like a BMW?
Thank you for your service! My hat goes off to all of you. We are thinking about you and wish you a safe tour of duty. What a great 3 ladies to return to. You will love the bike. If ever in San Francisco you have a couch to sleep on and the drinks are on me.
Kevin from RallyConnex (Dirtinblood) doing what he does best