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Forum: The Garage 04-19-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By Bill the Bong
A 690 will never thank you for going easy on it.

A 690 will never thank you for going easy on it.
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By Bill the Bong
ICO VR Light

ICO VR Light
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By Bill the Bong
Amageza is 3000 km at race pace. 2 stages of...

Amageza is 3000 km at race pace. 2 stages of full day dunes. I calculate you'll have to do 3 or 4 oil changes. Carry 4 litres of oil in your trunks. I'll do no oil changes on the 690. Which is a...
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 312,227
Posted By Bill the Bong
A friend of mine used 2 IV drips on his XT500...

A friend of mine used 2 IV drips on his XT500 when his fuel tank was being repainted. Had a family emergency and no car, just the XT. This was around 100 years ago, just after the earth cooled. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15,586
Views: 1,590,397
Posted By Bill the Bong
Bleed the clutch

Bleed the clutch
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By Bill the Bong
If I recall correctly, most of the map sensor...

If I recall correctly, most of the map sensor issues were actually traced to poor earthing at the common earth. However, broken/chafed through wires are common enough. Do you smell fuel at the...
Forum: Racing 04-07-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 79,025
Posted By Bill the Bong
My 690 in RR Evo 2 guise weighs 170kg with 9 l of...

My 690 in RR Evo 2 guise weighs 170kg with 9 l of fuel in it. Its got gravitas...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 655
Views: 154,650
Posted By Bill the Bong
I stuck thin foam tape along my frame where the...

I stuck thin foam tape along my frame where the tanks were supposed to go. Simple preventative step, I thought at the time.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 655
Views: 154,650
Posted By Bill the Bong
I also have the 275mm set-up presently, getting...

I also have the 275mm set-up presently, getting 300mm forks to adjust my geometry. I have a 2011 with 2012 style forks, gets a lot of headshake, so keeping the rear standard for now. I'll just get...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 655
Views: 154,650
Posted By Bill the Bong
Thanks, I'm ordering the 300mm front suspension...

Thanks, I'm ordering the 300mm front suspension kit next month, I'll ask for all the upgraded bits. Just waiting to see if the Rand will at least make a tiny recovery against 1st world currencies.
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 154,650
Posted By Bill the Bong
Did not get those, thus my fuel line runs through...

Did not get those, thus my fuel line runs through the cylinder hole!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,899
Posted By Bill the Bong
I T-boned a small car that did a U-turn. My...

I T-boned a small car that did a U-turn. My 1150GS ended on the rear seat. Torn off the guards and the right cylinder. Fitted guards again on the new bike. What's the chances of the same...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15,586
Views: 1,590,397
Posted By Bill the Bong
Drill a small hole, tap and put a small grub...

Drill a small hole, tap and put a small grub screw in. Problem solved.
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15,586
Views: 1,590,397
Posted By Bill the Bong
I pick up it up using those handles, so you could...

I pick up it up using those handles, so you could maybe tie something to them.
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15,586
Views: 1,590,397
Posted By Bill the Bong
I have not given my kick stand a moment's thought...

I have not given my kick stand a moment's thought up to today.
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15,586
Views: 1,590,397
Posted By Bill the Bong
Just ordered 1 as well. All we need now is a $30...

Just ordered 1 as well. All we need now is a $30 injector.
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15,586
Views: 1,590,397
Posted By Bill the Bong
So in short you want people here to write an...

So in short you want people here to write an essay on why you should get a 690?
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15,586
Views: 1,590,397
Posted By Bill the Bong
Golden Tyre

They make some good mousses as well. Actually have a rally mousse.
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,209
Posted By Bill the Bong
My series 2 Land Rover runs fine(ish) with quite...

My series 2 Land Rover runs fine(ish) with quite a lot of diesel in the petrol. But that is possibly not the best possible example. I often put around a cup of diesel in my various bikes' tanks,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By Bill the Bong
Mine doesn't use oil, but if I overfill, the...

Mine doesn't use oil, but if I overfill, the excess eventually gets sucked into the airbox, causing the bike to flame out occasionally and generally run like crap. I have the Evo 2 RR kit and it...
Forum: Racing 01-14-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 762,831
Posted By Bill the Bong
Which is sad to me, it potentially marks the end...

Which is sad to me, it potentially marks the end of another era.
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15,586
Views: 1,590,397
Posted By Bill the Bong
When you click on his add from a South African IP...

When you click on his add from a South African IP address it immediately displays that he does not ship to ZA.

I think I can get a Bosch or Siemens equivalent in ZA for about the same price, so...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15,586
Views: 1,590,397
Posted By Bill the Bong
Felco pumps

Anybody got a link to order the Felco pumps? I found this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Intank-30mm-Fuel-Pump-KTM-690-2008-2010-/281038725846#vi-content

but they don't ship to South...
Forum: Racing 01-09-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 762,831
Posted By Bill the Bong
We'll see.

We'll see.
Forum: Racing 01-08-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 762,831
Posted By Bill the Bong
Well. he made it to the ASS, just behind CdP

Well. he made it to the ASS, just behind CdP
Forum: Racing 01-08-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 762,831
Posted By Bill the Bong
Geniel in ASS +24min for day

Geniel in ASS +24min for day
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-08-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 19,707
Posted By Bill the Bong
I used an AM in an 1200Adv to cure pinging. Took...

I used an AM in an 1200Adv to cure pinging. Took it away, returned after 2 weeks. Removed it, installed it again after a month or so, worked for about 2 weeks again. Adaptation is a simple fact.
Forum: Racing 01-08-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 762,831
Posted By Bill the Bong
I guess that tyre life will determine more than...

I guess that tyre life will determine more than strategy by tonight. Even if you had a water carrier, the tyres would have had a brutal stage behind them already.
Forum: Racing 01-05-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 762,831
Posted By Bill the Bong
Niiiice

Niiiice
Forum: Racing 01-05-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 762,831
Posted By Bill the Bong
Ben Grabham through :clap+0.38 205ed

Ben Grabham through :clap+0.38

205ed
Forum: Racing 01-05-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 762,831
Posted By Bill the Bong
Riaan van Niekerk through CP1 +1.19. Was just...

Riaan van Niekerk through CP1 +1.19. Was just starting to stress.
Forum: Racing 01-05-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 762,831
Posted By Bill the Bong
Pal Anders def taking it easy.

Pal Anders def taking it easy.
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 15,586
Views: 1,590,397
Posted By Bill the Bong
I was actually thinking Fake Noob

I was actually thinking Fake Noob
Forum: Racing 01-05-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 762,831
Posted By Bill the Bong
bandana-bana

bandana-bana
Forum: Racing 01-04-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 762,831
Posted By Bill the Bong
Yeah baby!

Yeah baby!
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15,586
Views: 1,590,397
Posted By Bill the Bong
a) Rough b) noisy c) eats or...

a) Rough
b) noisy
c) eats

or something completely different.
Forum: Racing 12-29-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,866
Views: 152,790
Posted By Bill the Bong
Unable to quote, but very interesting video that...

Unable to quote, but very interesting video that on CdP's physical training. Using handlebars and footpeg to translate the PT into direct bike-related benefits.

Posted by Blouebull:

...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15,586
Views: 1,590,397
Posted By Bill the Bong
Where I live in South Africa, the cops seem to...

Where I live in South Africa, the cops seem to have a competition to try and catch me. They then talk shit about my bikes and let me go. I've been late for work a couple of times but haven't...
Forum: Racing 12-25-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,866
Views: 152,790
Posted By Bill the Bong
Geseende Kersfees / Merry Christmas. A couple of...

Geseende Kersfees / Merry Christmas. A couple of bards on board!
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 15,586
Views: 1,590,397
Posted By Bill the Bong
Reason why I weighed it was that it felt so...

Reason why I weighed it was that it felt so similar to my F800GS. The BMW came to 225kg/496lbs in the end, so obviously much heavier (55kg to be exact). I think that the rally tanks and tower move...
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