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Forum: Europe 05-07-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 819
Views: 185,362
Posted By Zen Overland
KTM Adventure 950/990 Luggage plate

Selling at a discount as anodising has flaked very slightly when machining the logo.

Full details are here:
http://www.zenoverland.com/bikebits/zen_ktm_adv_luggage_plate.html
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Forum: Orange Crush 04-23-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By Zen Overland
I'd define the offset of the wheel as being the...

I'd define the offset of the wheel as being the difference between the centreline of the rim and the centreline of the hub. Which on the front wheel of a KTM 990 Adventure should be zero.
ie. the...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-17-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By Zen Overland
Spacers are definitely right, offset is...

Spacers are definitely right, offset is definitely wrong!

The wheel-builder is covering our cost of returning them, and will fix them next week & return. So I guess things could be worse.

KaytM...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-17-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By Zen Overland
KTM 990 Adventure : Re-built front wheel spoke rubbing/hitting on brake caliper

We just got a set of wheels re-built with stainless spokes, using a large wheel/tyre company in Birmingham (UK).

After we'd fitted new tyres and got the wheels back on the bike, before taking it...
Forum: Racing 02-14-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 2,077
Views: 400,018
Posted By Zen Overland
Welding

The 2x M6 fixings are tapped into the frame, and the M8 fixings (top & bottom) are held with nylocs inside the headstock. I'm hoping that the combination of nylocs and loctite will keep this system...
Forum: Racing 02-13-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 2,077
Views: 400,018
Posted By Zen Overland
Frame fixed nav tower mount for Yamaha WR450F - Zen Overland Tuareg 2014

With less than 2 weeks remaining before my WR is shipped off to Africa for this years Tuareg rally, I figured it's high time to get the bike prepared! Having not discovered this thread, I spent a...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 406
Posted By Zen Overland
Eek Frame fixed nav tower mount for Yamaha WR450F - Zen Overland Tuareg 2014

With less than 2 weeks remaining before my WR is shipped off to Africa for this years Tuareg rally, I figured it's high time to get the bike prepared!

With all the navigation gear needed to take...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,601
Posted By Zen Overland
Sidi Courier

I get on very well with the Sidi Courier as a do everything boot.

I used them for a ride from London to Mauritania (north west Africa), I've raced in them, and use them on the road and for green...
Forum: Europe 04-10-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By Zen Overland
Pre-release film screening this weekend, Somerset, UK

We're having a very small scale pre-release film screening this weekend....

Sorry for late notice! Film kicks off at 8:30pm, so we're asking people to arrive at about 7:45pm.

Tickets are 13,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-10-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,193
Posted By Zen Overland
Film preview this weekend, Somerset, UK

We're having a very small scale pre-release film screening this weekend....

Sorry for late notice! Film kicks off at 8:30pm, so we're asking people to arrive at about 7:45pm.

Tickets are 13,...
Forum: Europe 04-10-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By Zen Overland
Highly recommend Aladdin Frieght in Oakland

I've used Aladdin Freight in Oakland maybe 5 or 6 times, and they've always been extremely good, and very inexpensive.

They used to be something like $400 to ship a bike to Thamesport (London),...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-26-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,193
Posted By Zen Overland
a few more pics

Indeed Austin, we'll have a movie of this adventure soon, Insha'Allah!
http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb395/zenoverland/Mondo%20Sahara/Mondo_Sahara_7_zps493b9a91.jpg

Mr. Vince valiantly...
Forum: Europe 02-20-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 819
Views: 185,362
Posted By Zen Overland
Thumb HFA4202 Air filter. Free

New air filter. Think it was from a TW or possibly a TTR.
Free, just pay 2 postage.
Forum: Europe 02-07-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,479
Posted By Zen Overland
Lets knock this insurance bickering on the head

I say we stop butchering this thread with this bizarre argument about insurance, and get things back on topic.
You are right, I concede. There is almost certainly no need for additional insurance....
Forum: Europe 02-07-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,896
Posted By Zen Overland
Don't start that!

No comment :huh

I'll never mention the "I" word on ADV again!
Forum: Europe 02-06-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By Zen Overland
Some photos on the pic section of this site: ...

Some photos on the pic section of this site:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=861224
Forum: Europe 02-06-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By Zen Overland
Like it ;-) ...and no we probably weren't

Like it ;-)
...and no we probably weren't
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-06-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,193
Posted By Zen Overland
Some photos (there are plenty more!)

http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb395/zenoverland/Mondo%20Sahara/Mondo_Sahara_1_zpsdcb18f2d.jpg

All 7 bikes, day of departure. Note my (first mocked, then envied) handlebar muffs!
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Forum: Europe 02-06-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By Zen Overland
Mondo Sahara - Intro sequence preview. Austin Vince new film

This morning Austin Vince released a preview of the intro sequence for his new film Mondo Sahara.
I'm the lanky one in the tan overalls that screams manically at the camera!

Can't wait for the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-06-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,193
Posted By Zen Overland
Mondo Sahara - Intro sequence preview. Austin Vince new film

This morning Austin Vince released a preview of the intro sequence for his new film Mondo Sahara.
I'm the lanky one in the tan overalls that screams manically at the camera!

Can't wait for the...
Forum: Europe 02-05-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,479
Posted By Zen Overland
I'm not saying that it definitely will need...

I'm not saying that it definitely will need insurance, but just that it may be worth considering/investigating.
I am 100% keen on this project, and would love to see it happen and be part of it. I'm...
Forum: Europe 02-04-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,479
Posted By Zen Overland
"....so no different from a rider attending say a...

"....so no different from a rider attending say a TRF organised trail ride..."

My only point being that the TRF does have a blanket insurance policy that covers its members (and probably potential...
Forum: Europe 01-25-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,896
Posted By Zen Overland
:-)

Yeah Mauritania was at the other end of the spectrum!

http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb395/zenoverland/1_zps3ceef9fd.jpg
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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-24-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By Zen Overland
Thanks very much both to River Pilot and Daryl. ...

Thanks very much both to River Pilot and Daryl.

Food for thought. Not too keen on the subscription element of the Delorme, but maybe that's still the best option.
Forum: Europe 01-23-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,896
Posted By Zen Overland
Good work Bob, shame we didn't meet up as we were...

Good work Bob, shame we didn't meet up as we were both out on the same lanes on the same day!

http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb395/zenoverland/snow1_zps851189b4.jpg
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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-23-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By Zen Overland
Garmin Dog

Yeah the dog systems do look like a possibility, only hesitation I'd have is the quoted 9 mile range.

I'm assuming the distance they quote is something of a best case scenario (maybe line of...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-23-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By Zen Overland
Well that looks interesting

Daryl,

Thanks very much, that looks like it might just do the trick.
Though reading through the blurb, it seems it'll only share your location with other users at the moment you press the send...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-23-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By Zen Overland
Question Live GPS tracking of other vehicles, not through PC

We're planning a fairly optimistic Sahara crossing, leaving very soon. After the last 'Mondo Sahara' trip, it became clear that it would be a huge advantage if it was possible to GPS track vehicles...
Forum: Europe 09-26-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By Zen Overland
No luck with NFU

I just got off the phone with the local NFU office (the national NFU office doesn't offer bike insurance direct), and they can't offer a policy that's any good for what I need.

The only multi-bike...
Forum: Europe 09-21-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By Zen Overland
excellent

Super, thanks very much.

I take it the NFU policy doesn't require the policy holder to be a farmer?

I'm actually in the US at the moment, but will make some calls on Monday when I get back,and...
Forum: Europe 09-21-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,479
Posted By Zen Overland
I'm interested

Sounds like a fantastic idea to me. Insurance might be a bit of a pain, but apart from that it sounds superb.

I'm interested in being part of it. I know lots of lanes around our area...
Forum: Europe 09-18-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 819
Views: 185,362
Posted By Zen Overland
Some fleabay options...

Hey Bob, sounds like a plan!

Will be taking delivery of the XR400 this week, so we should do some trail riding on old, slow, heavy singles!

There are a few bikes on ebay that look half...
Forum: Europe 09-18-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By Zen Overland
Best bike insurance company for frequent policy changes?

Can anyone recommend a (UK) bike insurer that charges a relatively low fee for altering a policy?

I tend to change bikes quite often, and get stung with a 40 (ish) fee each time, although the...
Forum: Europe 05-26-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,010
Posted By Zen Overland
Smashing!

Brilliant, thanks very much. Just what I was looking for.
Forum: Europe 05-23-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,010
Posted By Zen Overland
Indeed. Aparently he died in jail. Last time I...

Indeed. Aparently he died in jail.
Last time I went there he was in jail, but his family were still running the place.

So no one know of anywhere similar to Tommy's?
Forum: Europe 05-20-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,010
Posted By Zen Overland
Anything like Tommy's farm still open in the UK?

Does anyone know of anything like Tommy's farm in the UK anywhere?

For anyone that hasn't heard of it, or hasn't been...
It was a very rough and ready place, about 600+ acres I think, where you...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-10-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 41,307
Posted By Zen Overland
As CPRFAB said, we've got 10 arriving on Monday;...

As CPRFAB said, we've got 10 arriving on Monday; they are already on our site at this link:

http://www.zenoverland.com/ktm_950-adventure/cpr_rottweiler_intake_ktm.html

Do give me a shout if...
Forum: Europe 02-08-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,502
Posted By Zen Overland
I've had friends come from the States and ride...

I've had friends come from the States and ride over here before, I'll get in touch with them and see if they can offer any advice on insurance.

This is the bike before the trip;
...
Forum: Europe 02-08-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,502
Posted By Zen Overland
Re-think

ElMartillo, I've had a re-think.
We were in America for almost 9 months on our big trip, and were on the receiving end of unbelievable kindness and generosity. I think that for me to charge you...
Forum: Europe 02-02-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,502
Posted By Zen Overland
XR650L probably available

I've got a Honda XR650L that you could probably rent for cheap.

It's not that old, but got lots of miles on it after my RTW trip a couple of years back. I'm thinking I'll rebuild the engine over...
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