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Forum: Orange Crush 11-01-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,313
Posted By paulmlewis
Resolved

Hi,

Thanks for all your replies. So I bought these baffles off ebay... not genuine i'm sure. But they work fine. Tapped them in with a wooden mallet. They sound great. I mean resonant but not too...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-17-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By paulmlewis
Day 2

Snowdonia

These roads were a dream.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/98924849@N03/9296772685/" title="L1280620 by paulmlewis1961, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-16-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By paulmlewis
4 Days in Brecon & Snowdonia

Enough Chat... here are some more pics

Castle Raglan
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/98924849@N03/9296712713/" title="L1280532 by paulmlewis1961, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-16-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,681
Posted By paulmlewis
Well done!

Brilliant video and well done for getting out. That's a real adventure there. You've got guts tackling that bit of trail alone.That section where it looks like the bike won't make it and you get...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-16-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By paulmlewis
4 Days Continued

Now - I won’t try to hide it. I am having a bit of a love affair with the KTM Adventure 990 (2011 model with uprated ECU ). I am besotted with it. Its a mixture of the tall long suspension, large...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-16-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By paulmlewis
4 Days in the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia

Life has been feeling very hectic. I needed a break, and have been yearning for a ride. So..I took four days out from work and family life - Thurs - Sun, just enough time to ride to the Brecon...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-16-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By paulmlewis
Thanks

Thanks to Eldog for explaining what now seems so obvious! And to Rutabaga for showing me where to to test. Thanks! PL
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-16-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By paulmlewis
Flickr not working!!!

http://flic.kr/s/aHsjGSrVbH
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-16-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By paulmlewis
Photo Test

Photo Test

http://www.flickr.com/photos/98924849@N03/sets/72157634657217385/
Forum: Orange Crush 07-06-2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,313
Posted By paulmlewis
Akrapovic Sound Conundrum

Just fitted oval pipes to the 990. Looks great, lighter (but can you really notice it?), definitely runs cooler (great). Better at high revs but pops and farts at low revs and has lost low rev power...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-16-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 18,184
Views: 7,167,447
Posted By paulmlewis
Absolutely remarkable landscape. Great shots too....

Absolutely remarkable landscape. Great shots too. Firmly on my lust of must visit places to go
Forum: Orange Crush 06-07-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By paulmlewis
990 Adventure Fuel Consumption

I know this is probably somewhere else on here but...

I put akros on the baby (2011 990 with R-map - but not the akro map)

It was poor before... but this is really poor. My fuel light goes on...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-15-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By paulmlewis
Cowling

And the white front cowling to match as well...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-15-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By paulmlewis
2011 white 990 tank and fender

I am trying to get hold of a spare white 2011 990 adv tank and fender. Anyone got one they'd part with?
Forum: Orange Crush 05-15-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,372
Posted By paulmlewis
2011 design

I preferred the 2011 paint job. Got the orange. My dealer put the "r" map on it and it goes like stick. All I. But I'd love the white tank as well... Looks great.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-15-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 38,085
Posted By paulmlewis
Me neither

I agree, I also prefer the 990... The 1190's look so ordinary.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-20-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,414,066
Posted By paulmlewis
Talking 1190 Test Ride Thoughts

I took the 1190 out for a test ride today from KTM Centre in Hemel Hampstead while I was getting some Akros fixed on my 990. Got there late so only had 1/2hr which is not really enough time. I left...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-28-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,692
Posted By paulmlewis
Yes I am sure there will be some good bargains...

Yes I am sure there will be some good bargains around :D
Forum: Orange Crush 02-28-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,692
Posted By paulmlewis
Not just yet...

I waited years to buy my first 990. Early ones were just too high for me. After the 2010 was stolen, I got a 2011 with the R map. The bike is a joy. But when I study it carefully it always looks like...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-14-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By paulmlewis
Laugh Got them

Many thanks,

I got the 8*80mm and they work :clap

PL
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,005
Posted By paulmlewis
Great shots

Lovely shots. I'd like to do the same this year and go to the Stella Rally... though not sure its such a good idea on my own on those tracks... Need to find a buddy to go with!
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,400
Posted By paulmlewis
Finding the off road routes

Lovely post. Great shots and a great selection of off road routes. But how easy is it to find those routes?

If I go to the locations and passes you've mentioned... are the off road sections...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-11-2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By paulmlewis
Hi, Thanks, I'll use that info to try and find...

Hi, Thanks, I'll use that info to try and find them in UK fastening store.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-10-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By paulmlewis
Long Bolts for 990 Adv Hepko Panniers Mount

Can you help out? I've lost the long bolts that screw my Hepko Becker mounting frame onto my 990 Adv ( they go on the forward section of the handrails ). The KTM centre don't have any as they only...
Forum: Beasts 12-03-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 57,454
Posted By paulmlewis
Oh happy days. Found someone to insure me after...

Oh happy days. Found someone to insure me after 990 was stolen from my house. New one arriving soon. Had a chance to re-visit my thoughts on bike choice since reading this thread.

I am convinced...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-18-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18,184
Views: 7,167,447
Posted By paulmlewis
You guys in California are so lucky. I think we'd...

You guys in California are so lucky. I think we'd have to travel to Spain to get that sort of desert landscape to ride on.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-05-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 13,916
Posted By paulmlewis
Got the 990 last year in sept and it got stolen...

Got the 990 last year in sept and it got stolen this sept from my home while I was sleeping. Loved it and will replace it when insurance comes through. I commuted in London most days last year. Very...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-03-2011, 01:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,410
Posted By paulmlewis
Couldn't agree more. My 990 is used all the time...

Couldn't agree more. My 990 is used all the time as a London commuter tool in the week. And it is really good at it. Been out on countryside runs with friends on sports bikes and they are constantly...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-02-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,211
Posted By paulmlewis
Sounds great. Something I've been thinking of...

Sounds great. Something I've been thinking of since getting mine. My favourite part of the UK. When on Skye ask around for the "fairy mountains" ( or something like that) . Such a beautiful, bizarre...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-02-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,678
Posted By paulmlewis
Lose a few pounds, bigger tank and better fuel...

Lose a few pounds, bigger tank and better fuel consumption is all I want. The rest is perfect. Oh and a bit more power, sure.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-16-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,670
Posted By paulmlewis
A few points

Compared to GS

* Lightness and better cornering characteristics
* Easier to filter through city traffic ( Heat not a problem for me )
* Engine responsiveness - more thrilling
* Not as wind...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-21-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18,184
Views: 7,167,447
Posted By paulmlewis
Outfit

Lovely Shots....who makes that cool looking outfit? Gotta get one!

Thanks

PL
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,791
Posted By paulmlewis
990 Adventure VS BMW R1200gs

Just got my 2010 990 Adventure. Thought about both bikes for some time (years!). What turned me onto the 990 was simply the riding experience. I took the GS for a ride through London and onto the...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-24-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18,184
Views: 7,167,447
Posted By paulmlewis
Forum: Orange Crush 10-12-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18,184
Views: 7,167,447
Posted By paulmlewis
London 990

I've had it two weeks, but I've been thinking about it for at least 5 years! Traded in a Duke II for it. Went to Redline in Loughborough. Brilliant service. Thanks guys. Here it is 1st day during...
Forum: EMEA 09-14-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By paulmlewis
Trip Partner

With a little more time I would have done it. Just getting my 990 adventure this weekend and looking for an opportunity to get away! Let me know how it goes.

Paul
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