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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-19-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,312
Posted By LC8rider
The bike is more than capable for long haul. I...

The bike is more than capable for long haul. I did an Iron Butt last summer - 1018 miles in 22 hours straight (except a 45 min break halfway). Just checked fluids and pressures before setting off. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-01-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By LC8rider
Pissed water leak heads up!

I noticed a small coolant streak on the left side fuel tank recently. Checked the level and it seemed ok, if a little low. The weather went cr*p, so I thought I'd have a closer look. Turned out...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 25,119
Views: 4,430,346
Posted By LC8rider
Talking 400E frame colour?

I've just stripped down my new-to-me 400E. I hadn't planned on a full strip down when I bought it, but after getting to it, I've found quite a few bearings need changing (all suspension linkage,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-09-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By LC8rider
Like Hootowl says. Manual quotes 118 rolls on...

Like Hootowl says. Manual quotes 118 rolls on the chain. Are the sprockets standard tooth count? Are the adjusters the right way round (lobe towards adj screw)?
I'm running 1 less up front,...
Forum: EMEA 08-04-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By LC8rider
I seriously love riding the scottish highlands...

I seriously love riding the scottish highlands and have been several times. Its a beautiful part of the UK and if you are lucky enough to get good weather, then you will not be disapointed with any...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 279,540
Posted By LC8rider
Good points, which I brought up with Mr Clews at...

Good points, which I brought up with Mr Clews at the factory. The final fit out is NOT definitive yet. I specifically mentioned the pegs which I believe are staying, but others items still might...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 279,540
Posted By LC8rider
Talking Test ride on the GP450

I've had a test ride from the factory today! Really liked the bike, riding position was spot on. I took the standard seat height version and was flat footed - lower than my KTM950. I'm 6' and 15...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 25,119
Views: 4,430,346
Posted By LC8rider
Talking New to me 400E

Just got myself a 2002 400E. I'm a bit handy with the spanners, so when I went to view the bike I managed to haggle the price down ( -£700) to what I thought was a fair deal. So rather than buying...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-24-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By LC8rider
Iba ss1000

Just completed my first IBA SS1000 ride into Scotland in aid of the RBLR on my KTM950. An interesting 24hrs which seem a bit of a blur at the moment. The bike never missed a beat and my :tush...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-19-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 88,790
Posted By LC8rider
Changed my 550 digitizer last night. Thanks for...

Changed my 550 digitizer last night. Thanks for post. I bought 2 digitizers from china just in case one of my friends 550 failed. Turned out I needed the second spare myself. The first digitizer...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-25-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By LC8rider
I've long given up on what bike mags have to say....

I've long given up on what bike mags have to say. Not sure they are always unbiased. The KTM is the clear winner :deal
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-25-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,698
Posted By LC8rider
I have the touring kit fitted behind the plate. ...

I have the touring kit fitted behind the plate. I'm on my first change of chain & sprockets from new and I reckon I've another 5000m left in them yet. Bike has done 40,000m. And no, I don't ride...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-16-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 746
Posted By LC8rider
Just ridden the 1190ADV

Took the big 1190 out last sunday for a blast. I was warned to take it easy because the bike had only done 380 miles and nobody except ktm staff has been allowed to ride it - till now!!
I've read...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,966
Posted By LC8rider
Talking Great timing, thanks! Just about to have the...

Great timing, thanks! Just about to have the crash bars powder coated orange :clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,968
Posted By LC8rider
Thumb I went to the bike show here in the UK with a...

I went to the bike show here in the UK with a head full of excuses NOT to like the 1190. It is far more beautiful in the flesh I promise you (except the exhaust). Threw a leg over it to see it from...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-20-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,407
Posted By LC8rider
Have to agree 100%. Got mine dealer serviced...

Have to agree 100%. Got mine dealer serviced until the warranty was up then did my own work. First valve check I did was miles out on the front cylinder. It's hard to reach and I'm guessing the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-20-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11,189
Views: 2,389,683
Posted By LC8rider
Fitted more new tyres :D Also ground out some...

Fitted more new tyres :D
Also ground out some bead on the rear rim to make it easier next time. It was still hard work even with a bead breaker and I've never managed to break the bead using the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-06-2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,159
Posted By LC8rider
My eyes must be tired, I thought your problem...

My eyes must be tired, I thought your problem read "Motor cuts out after sh*t". Laughter followed confusion :rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-06-2012, 03:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,938
Posted By LC8rider
:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-29-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By LC8rider
Depends on the seal inner lip design and the...

Depends on the seal inner lip design and the recommended method of fitting which is also dependant on the seal construction. I've changed more seals and bearings than I care to remember, on all...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-28-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By LC8rider
Yes, defo "A". I also changed the little...

Yes, defo "A". I also changed the little bush/spacers on both wheels. Showed signs of wear and its this seal that keeps water and other crap out.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-28-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,241
Posted By LC8rider
I know what you mean. The last winter has made...

I know what you mean. The last winter has made it even more bumpy with more pot holes and gravel debris. There is nothing better ripping over those two passes if you are in the "zone":wink:. Wish...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-28-2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,241
Posted By LC8rider
Eh? NEVER seen this happen before!

I'm normally very by-the-book when servicing the bike and this has served me well when on our trips abroad and at home. I've every confidence in the bike because it is well prepped before each trip,...
Forum: Europe 07-16-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,841
Posted By LC8rider
Thumb Worth the trip!

:clap Just like to say, we can vouch for this event. We went to this in 2006. What a blast! Well worth the trip, great people and a great country. Sadly we can't make it this time. Just back...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-03-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,115
Posted By LC8rider
Sorry, can't help with the cause but I know the...

Sorry, can't help with the cause but I know the feeling! Same thing happened to me on my RD350LC at 105mph back in 1981. Rear locked up just as I was going into top gear. Suspect the rebore I had...
Forum: Europe 01-15-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 842
Views: 192,446
Posted By LC8rider
:shog Dammit................... £650ovno

:shog Dammit................... £650ovno
Forum: Europe 01-12-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 842
Views: 192,446
Posted By LC8rider
Talking For Sale in UK - Piaggio Vespa ET2 2001

I'm helping my daughter sell her Vespa, she's after a bigger bike like her old man. The scoot is currently sorned but MOTed until December 2012. It had a new gel battery, front tyre and front brake...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-09-2012, 04:56 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,719
Posted By LC8rider
If my girlfriend sees that trailer, I'm screwed...

If my girlfriend sees that trailer, I'm screwed :lol3
Forum: EMEA 01-09-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,174
Posted By LC8rider
We were a group of 4 on 2 bikes. We didn't have...

We were a group of 4 on 2 bikes. We didn't have to go on a tour, we just wandered around where ever we wanted. We stayed quite late into the day when it went quiet to take photos and take in the...
Forum: EMEA 01-07-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,174
Posted By LC8rider
If you have time, why not visit the Auschwitz...

If you have time, why not visit the Auschwitz Birkenau site in Oswiecim? It is on your way, and I can recommend the Galicja hotel nearby with its secure garage parking. It is about 10 minutes from...
Forum: EMEA 01-07-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,457
Posted By LC8rider
We did a 3 week trip in northern spain and...

We did a 3 week trip in northern spain and northern portugal in June 2009 I think. You won't be disappointed, the roads in the national park are fantastic. Two weeks should be enough if you do your...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-04-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By LC8rider
My better half says she would like more leg...

My better half says she would like more leg stretch and a bit further forward. Trouble is, I think she would be at the back of my legs! She normally justs dangles her legs for a bit. I'd be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-28-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,762
Posted By LC8rider
I had mine rebuilt at 31k miles, I'd lost the gas...

I had mine rebuilt at 31k miles, I'd lost the gas but the first signs of a problem were noticable when riding. The guy who rebuilt it used to work on David Knights race bikes, so I had some faith in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-28-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11,189
Views: 2,389,683
Posted By LC8rider
Thumb Thought I'd remove my swing arm to check/grease...

Thought I'd remove my swing arm to check/grease the bearings seeing as the shock is out for rebuild (lost all gas!!). That sodding shaft fought me all the way out. I actually moved the bike...
Forum: Europe 11-23-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 34,650
Posted By LC8rider
Question Hi Bernard. I don't suppose you're the same...

Hi Bernard. I don't suppose you're the same Bernard we met in Turda, Romania in 2006 or the same Bernard I sometimes meet in Cracoe on the odd Sunday meeting???? :D
Forum: Europe 11-17-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By LC8rider
Thumb :ear

:ear
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By LC8rider
I'd go for the used 990. At 300 miles, it's not...

I'd go for the used 990. At 300 miles, it's not even due its first service!! I had a bad experience with dealer servicing - they were not used to the model and the techs caused more problems than...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-29-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By LC8rider
Talking Thanks guys, I'll give them a call.

Thanks guys, I'll give them a call.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-26-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By LC8rider
Question UK riders - recommend shock builders?

I thought my riding was off, but I noticed the floor was getting easier to reach than normal (flat footed) and last weekend I noticed an odd hissing noise when bouncing on the seat :eek1
I've done...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-03-2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,860
Posted By LC8rider
Talking 690adv

Quite right! If the new adv models are too heavy, ie: BMW territory, then I will not even be tempted. I did find recently a 690 enduro fitted with an adventure kit. It comes from Rally Raid...
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