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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-03-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,433,896
Posted By Marotte
One without gravity

One without gravity
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-09-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,069
Posted By Marotte
Indeed. Sigh.

Indeed. Sigh.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-06-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,366
Posted By Marotte
Maybe we could collectively craft an argument for...

Maybe we could collectively craft an argument for cage drivers, and then share it extensively...



Lane-splitting for motorcycles is the best thing that can happen to car drivers

Pacific...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,069
Posted By Marotte
Honda True Adventure / AT Specifications ONLY

I suggest using this thread for sharing leaked or official info about the new Honda machine showed at EICMA 2014...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By Marotte
Thanks. Do you know if there's any kind of switch...

Thanks. Do you know if there's any kind of switch or connector that can plug in that, or the easiest way to wire them together?
I wouldn't ask this if the bike was sitting in my garage, but at the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By Marotte
XR650L Ignition Switch bypass

I lost my bike's key while travelling and the bike is now straddled at the airport. No spare. :fpalm

The steering is not locked, so I 'just' need to bypass the main ignition. That being said, I'd...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-10-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 129,420
Posted By Marotte
http://www.honda.de/news/common_news_v4_adventure_...

http://www.honda.de/news/common_news_v4_adventure_sporttourer_10-09-2014.php

Indeed, quite a disappointment.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-20-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,452
Posted By Marotte
I owned both, and commuted and travelled...

I owned both, and commuted and travelled extensively with them.

The ST is great for driving hundreds of freeway miles in comfort.
For commuting and any other type of road, the KTM is a blast. And...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,408
Posted By Marotte
The Nelson-Rigg are big, but collapsable... They...

The Nelson-Rigg are big, but collapsable... They can probably be reduced to a couple of inches deep.
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,137
Posted By Marotte
Unfortunately, the logo is not printed directly...

Unfortunately, the logo is not printed directly on the tank, it looks like it's a sticker that is glued....
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,137
Posted By Marotte
Any luck?

Id like to remove them as well. I have a Honda, not an Acerbis!

(plus given the quality of the hardware, I'd be scared to go far with an Acerbis motorcycle).

Any success?
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,408
Posted By Marotte
Check-out the Nelson-Rigg dry bags: ...

Check-out the Nelson-Rigg dry bags:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AC6XRPM/

They're cheap, solid and practical.
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 85,507
Views: 10,096,453
Posted By Marotte
Yes, painted with Krylon Fusion, which is crap...

Yes, painted with Krylon Fusion, which is crap honestly.
The windshield is a CE Baileys sport. With the stock hardware there's still some buffering, but it's easy to use custom spacers to adjust.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 85,507
Views: 10,096,453
Posted By Marotte
Modified XR650L

Since the thread's title is 'Sign in', here's mine:
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By Marotte
Brilliant. Thanks for the photos: I just copied...

Brilliant. Thanks for the photos: I just copied you and it words great...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By Marotte
My understanding is that the empty slot is always...

My understanding is that the empty slot is always on, not ignition-aware.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By Marotte
Brilliantly simple, love it! Thanks.

Brilliantly simple, love it! Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By Marotte
I have the port already, and I do NOT want to...

I have the port already, and I do NOT want to wire directly to the battery, because the port doesn't have any switch.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By Marotte
XR650L Power outlet wiring

Title says all :D

I want to put a 12v / USB outlet on my Honda XR650L. I want it to work with the ignition (no need to power up all the times) and would rather avoid to wire it to the head or tail...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 85,507
Views: 10,096,453
Posted By Marotte
Spacers

I think they go on the bolt that screws on the frame, under the seat.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,063
Posted By Marotte
2014 KTM 450 Replica

Drooling...

http://rideapart.com/2014/02/2014-ktm-450-rally-replica/

http://cdn.rideapart.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/6807e58a49.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-05-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 890
Posted By Marotte
Motocross rental for Kids

We're looking for an initiation to Motocross for our soon-to-be 11 years old son.

Does anybody know a track where we could rent a bike, in the Seattle area or at a reasonable distance?

Thanks a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-25-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,289
Posted By Marotte
Not too sure about reliability

It's been ages since they build the Super Tenere 750, but I still remember the many times I had to push the $%$%## bike because of mechanical problems.

No way I'd go far from town with a Yamaha....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-07-2005, 04:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By Marotte
950 vs. 640

Had the 640 Adv. for 1 year and half, have the 950 since.

For street, road, highway, the 950 is way over the 640.
In 'easy' off-road, the 640 is better, but the 950 is pretty good.
In 'hard'...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-07-2004, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By Marotte
They run cooler than the stock pipe Don't have...

They run cooler than the stock pipe
Don't have a spark arestor
They're a bit louder than the stock pipe. Sound is not has good than the Akras without end mufler, but it sound better than the stocks...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-14-2004, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By Marotte
Thanks, so I think I'll go for it ! Cheers, ...

Thanks, so I think I'll go for it !

Cheers,
M.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-13-2004, 03:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By Marotte
High fender advise

Hi there. I'm thinking about changing the front fender of my KTM950, to a high, 'Flanny-like' version.

But I'm curious about the negative effects... How is it on the highway, in the rain ? In...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-09-2004, 12:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,452
Posted By Marotte
Front fender ?

Cool, VERY cool bike, indeed...

Please, where did you get the front fender ?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-08-2004, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,619
Posted By Marotte
The 950 is too good

Why not something even cheaper and simpler than the Africa Twin, such a a Japanese mono: you will go only marginally slower if the road is interesting (you won't travel on highway, will you ?)

I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-23-2004, 12:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By Marotte
The ignition may be a good guess: indeed, as the...

The ignition may be a good guess: indeed, as the dashboard was rumbled, it pushed the ignition so much the ignition key was bent 90°!

Thanks for your help, I'll try to chase the disruption...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-22-2004, 03:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By Marotte
Question No more light... Help !

I've crashed my 950Adv recently (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47179)

In the coming weeks, whether I'm out or my dealer is closed or it's open but there's no mecanics (This is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-16-2004, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By Marotte
On the road again... without light

Well, I guess it IS a problem of performance... KTM950+16tooth sprocket+Sommer airbox, how can you pass a crossroad at less than 100 kph ??? :D

Eventually, my dealer was able to un-twist some...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-16-2004, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By Marotte
Crash Test: disappointing

2 years ago, I purchased a KTM 640 Adventure. I had just reached 1000 km when I crashed it against a car (the driver went through a red light). The bike was almost intact, but the car was really...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-01-2004, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By Marotte
Are you sure ?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought liquid does NOT expand when hot, unlike gas or solid matter...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-17-2004, 12:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,564
Posted By Marotte
Thanks for your patience in talking about that...

Thanks for your patience in talking about that subject again.

I'll ask my dealer to do the EPC-sectomy, by leave the SAS

By the way, the 950 is becoming surprisingly popular here. I've only...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-16-2004, 01:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,461
Posted By Marotte
Whatever... is fine.

I've tried many bikes before making my purchase decision (GS, MultiStrada, VStrom,...).

I wanted ABS (I know how to brake, thanks, but it can still save your ass), I'm not doing any offroad, I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-16-2004, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,564
Posted By Marotte
Except going from really really good to amazingly...

Except going from really really good to amazingly astounding ? :wink:
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-16-2004, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,564
Posted By Marotte
EPC and other niceties on Euro bikes

First, let me apologize for pushing back this subject.
I know it has been beaten to death, so much indeed I've been quite confused by the 345 posts about what's where and the 173 ways of getting rid...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-07-2004, 03:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 728
Posted By Marotte
K1200S spotted in Budapest

Guys were doing some photo shooting near the famous Chain Bridge in Buda.

It was blue, long and very nice. Looks better than in the picture, IMHO...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-21-2004, 10:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,704
Posted By Marotte
Could I suggest making a poll on this one ? ...

Could I suggest making a poll on this one ?

So far the names which have been proposed are (alphabetical order):

(The) 950 adventure
Big, Mean, Nasty
(The) Big 'O'
(The) Evil (Austrian) Twin...
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