ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 131
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: nordicbiker
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 205,966
Posted By nordicbiker
This is getting a bit depressing... I am...

This is getting a bit depressing...

I am checking the CCM homepage regularly, but no progress in the last weeks and months. They have still not posted the promissed 30 jobs in marketing and...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-22-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,473
Posted By nordicbiker
Wink The 990 can handle quite a variety of riders. On...

The 990 can handle quite a variety of riders. On the left side that's me: 1.71m and (5'7'') and 75kg. Now do the math or make a good guess for Lutz!
...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-21-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,678
Posted By nordicbiker
What I can extract from different European and...

What I can extract from different European and Indian sources, like LC8 info forum and magazine articles:

- there will be some sort of "dual sports" bike build and marketed in India, using the 390...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-14-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,050
Posted By nordicbiker
If you carry a full camping gear and also want to...

If you carry a full camping gear and also want to have full climbing gear on te bike you will run in weight/volume problems. A rope adds significant volume and weight, then you maybe need all the...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-14-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,301
Posted By nordicbiker
Depends on what kind of road / trails you are...

Depends on what kind of road / trails you are riding. Today from my point of view for adventure riding lighter is always better.

Replaced my 990 1.5 years ago with 690 (which is now prepped with...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-15-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,027
Posted By nordicbiker
That's why there is a basic rule of water...

That's why there is a basic rule of water crossing: first wade it!

Never get into water if you don't know how deep it is. And if you can't wade it because the current is too strong, then you...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-12-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,521
Posted By nordicbiker
The question about all those long distance day...

The question about all those long distance day trips is simple: is this still travelling, or just getting from a to b?

Sometimes it is necessary to cover large distances in a short time, but if i...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-12-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,312
Posted By nordicbiker
Oil change every 1000km??? Are you sure it...

Oil change every 1000km??? Are you sure it shouldn't read "10.000km"?

If it's really 1000km I would choose another bike. Totally unrealistic doing an oil change every few days!

My 2012 KTM...
Forum: Europe 09-23-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By nordicbiker
I would recommend the already mentioned Yamaha...

I would recommend the already mentioned Yamaha 660 XTZ Tenere. I have never heard of any serious problem with the Italian build Minarelli engine and I know two owners who are 100% happy with the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,994
Posted By nordicbiker
KTM 690 Enduro R "nordicbiker edition"! Good for...

KTM 690 Enduro R "nordicbiker edition"! Good for almost 500km between fuel stops, better light, tougher "belly" protection, some wind protection for me and more much friendly to my a... pardon......
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,532
Posted By nordicbiker
Haha, great that you enjoyed my former home area....

Haha, great that you enjoyed my former home area. I have been living in Freiburg, at the bottom of the Black Forest, for four years before I moved to Sweden. At those times I didn't have a motorcycle...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-20-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By nordicbiker
What specifications do you mean? Weight, power,...

What specifications do you mean? Weight, power, etc?

I had a testride yesterday first time on a 1190 (without R) and had a biiiiiiig smile in my face when I gave the bike back. However: both front...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-20-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By nordicbiker
Just a quick idea about a simply problem: have...

Just a quick idea about a simply problem: have you checked all those rubber tubings between/around the tanks? It's easy to squeeze some of the tubings, when mounting the tanks - for the left side...
Forum: EMEA 09-20-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By nordicbiker
If you are looking for motorcycle friendly hotels...

If you are looking for motorcycle friendly hotels in Germany and some other European countries, go to http://www.tourenfahrer-hotels.de and check out their search function. They also sell a paper...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-20-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,854
Posted By nordicbiker
Health insurance does not cover an ER visit...

Health insurance does not cover an ER visit caused by a broken femur and hip plus internal pain, because he was not admitted to the hospital??? What strange kind of health insurances you have over...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-30-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 84,680
Posted By nordicbiker
Maybe some of those people who packed those bikes...

Maybe some of those people who packed those bikes in the previous pics should learn some German and take a look at Svenjas packing list:

http://www.svendura.de/scotland2011.php

This is her...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-01-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,614
Posted By nordicbiker
Now I have to put in a word of defense my fellow...

Now I have to put in a word of defense my fellow German countrymen from Hepco & Becker, who are manufacuring those plastic boxes for KTM! :wink:

I used two setups so far, one grey set I bought for...
Forum: EMEA 03-28-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,496
Posted By nordicbiker
Hello! 700km per day in the Alps is almost...

Hello! 700km per day in the Alps is almost impossible, if you want to stop for some views, take some pics and get something to eat. You will be riding mostly on twisty mountains roads and do several...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-28-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,015
Posted By nordicbiker
Great to read you short ride report with first...

Great to read you short ride report with first impressions of the KLR650. It confirms, that I did a good choice when selecting the KLR for my Trans-Canada trip this summer. The bike is already...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,434
Posted By nordicbiker
800 miles??? What are doing with your bike? ...

800 miles??? What are doing with your bike?

With that live span I would need between 15 to 17 back tyres - in ONE year! Sweden is big! I would spend more money on tyres than on fuel!

I guess I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,275
Posted By nordicbiker
Well, I hope my English is reasonable, but some...

Well, I hope my English is reasonable, but some typos survived even the second control reading. Maybe I should have the wine AFTER writing in the forum! :freaky
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-24-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,275
Posted By nordicbiker
Winter - the coolest season for biking!

Almost twelve years ago I moved from Germany to Sweden. I am sure that winters at those times were much shorter. Absolutely sure! Five years ago I took my motorcycle license and the winter became...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,499
Posted By nordicbiker
My simple opinion: almost all bikes marketed...

My simple opinion: almost all bikes marketed today as "adventure bikes" are MUCH too heavy. Simple as that.

I found my optimum adventure bike, which I can handle in all situations and which is...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-19-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,192
Posted By nordicbiker
When my friend Christian became father of two...

When my friend Christian became father of two beautiful (but very loud!) baby twins, he got the KTM MINI PRO SILENCER SYSTEM from me as a present:
...
Forum: Europe 03-19-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,392
Posted By nordicbiker
If you are looking for twisted roads in the...

If you are looking for twisted roads in the mountains, than you will be disappointed by Sweden and should go to Norway. But be prepared for

-small road with sometimes bad surface
-on the larger...
Forum: Canada 03-19-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,721
Posted By nordicbiker
By now I can report that everything went fine so...

By now I can report that everything went fine so far. It is not easy to get in contact with them by mail, but I guess those guys are simply not "office people" like maybe most of us are - who check...
Forum: Canada 03-18-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,549
Posted By nordicbiker
I can tell you from my own experience here in...

I can tell you from my own experience here in Sweden that horses ARE a real problem! I have a number gravel roads near the place I live, which are frequently used by horses. Problems come in times,...
Forum: Canada 03-17-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,549
Posted By nordicbiker
I have been doing some research now trying to...

I have been doing some research now trying to figure out what is going on and why.

There seems to be two major problems:

- erosion of the trails surface, causing deep sandy sections. Mainly...
Forum: Canada 03-16-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,678
Posted By nordicbiker
Hej folks in BC! Any update on the KVR? Hope...

Hej folks in BC!

Any update on the KVR? Hope it will still be open this summer for motorized traffic! I would love to explore some sections by motorcycle but of course I will stay away from the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-14-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,308
Posted By nordicbiker
I had an 800GS two years ago, but don't own one...

I had an 800GS two years ago, but don't own one now.

However I just wanted to add that the center stand of the 2013 models is MUCH better than on my previous 2008: first time i tried it, the...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-14-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By nordicbiker
Basically KTM requires a service every 7500km....

Basically KTM requires a service every 7500km. Every second one will be a big one, including valve check. The very first service should be done after 1000km.

So the scheme is

1.000km basic...
Forum: Europe 03-14-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,392
Posted By nordicbiker
I would offer both you youngan and Simon L a...

I would offer both you youngan and Simon L a madress in Stockholm for a night or two, but unfortunately I am not home when you are up here - will be riding through Canada this summer. I am sure you...
Forum: Canada 03-14-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,537
Posted By nordicbiker
Hello Hannes! When I started reading your...

Hello Hannes!

When I started reading your fred I thought I have a ghostwriter now - I am planning a similar trip, the difference is however that I have been working on it for the last 1.5 years!...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-24-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,630
Posted By nordicbiker
Since your primary problem seems to be solved,...

Since your primary problem seems to be solved, some thoughts on the 950/990!

Personally I think it's a great bike for long trips on roads and tracks without asphalt. I did two long trips in...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-24-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By nordicbiker
Definetly right! I damaged the thread of...

Definetly right!

I damaged the thread of the front screws (which go into soft aluminium motor holder) when I did my first oil change. So glued in some stainless screws, which I had "head...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-24-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 997
Posted By nordicbiker
Steel on ice - winter touring in Sweden

Every winter the same problem: latest in February I am starting getting more and more nervous. I am going down into the garage, checking out my bike, want to get out for a ride. But ice and snow...
Forum: Europe 02-24-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By nordicbiker
Well, if you are a UK citizen yourself, you could...

Well, if you are a UK citizen yourself, you could call the autorities who are responsible for vehicle registration and ask them, if it is possilbe for a foreigner without permanent residence to get a...
Forum: Europe 02-24-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By nordicbiker
Like snow? Why not Sweden! :rofl Sorry,...

Like snow? Why not Sweden! :rofl

Sorry, it's in German, did't get so far to make an english post here in the forum:

http://www.nordicbiker.dinstudio.se/text1_62.html
Forum: Orange Crush 02-20-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,818
Posted By nordicbiker
The advantage of the Gobis is that they will hopp...

The advantage of the Gobis is that they will hopp off in case you hit something. I was getting too close to a tree once and the bag popped off, so they have a "build in" force limiter. I ended up in...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-20-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,894
Posted By nordicbiker
Be happy to live in the US! In most european...

Be happy to live in the US! In most european coutries you need to get most modifications on your vehicles checked by the vehicle safety authorities (TUV in Germany, for example; Bilprovningen here in...
Showing results 1 to 40 of 131

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014